Check Out Fall Plans For NoVA School Districts

VIRGINIA — With about a month to go before school resumes in the fall, many school districts across the United States continue to grapple with how best to offer instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Northern Virginia, the debate has ended, with all school districts in the region choosing to start the 2020-2021 school year with virtual instruction.

Many school districts considered a hybrid approach, where students could choose to spend two or three days a week at school and two days with remote instruction. Almost 43 percent of parents of children in the Fairfax County Public Schools system picked the hybrid option compared to nearly 41 percent who opted for 100-percent online learning. In Loudoun County, a majority of parents in Loudoun County selected the all-virtual option for their children.

As the coronavirus grew worse in southeastern Virginia and other parts of the country, school districts in Northern Virginia

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Shares climb despite second wave fears

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Here’s a quick summary of today…

Economics: Producer price inflation (eurozone); factory orders, durable goods (US)

Heineken has said that it won’t pay an interim dividend after swinging to net loss, as revenue and volumes fell due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Dutch beer giant posted an 19.2pc decline in net revenue in the first half of 2020 to €11.16bn (£10bn) as measured under international financial reporting standards (IRFS).

Its preferred measure of organic growth showed a 15.5pc hit to net revenue.

Heineken said it won’t make any structural layoffs this year due to the pandemic.

European stock markets closed firmly higher today despite fears of a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

The FTSE 100 climbed 2.29pc to 6,032.85 while the FTSE 250 jumped 1.33pc 17,158.12

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California passes 500,000 cases; 97% of residents on watchlist

California officially surpassed 500,000 total lab-confirmed coronavirus infections and set a new daily high for reported COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, while Sacramento County reached the 10,000-case mark.

The state reported 219 new deaths from the respiratory disease Saturday and another 132 Sunday to bring the pandemic’s official statewide death toll to 9,356, according to data from the California Department of Public Health.

Sacramento County health officials have confirmed 142 resident deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the highly contagious coronavirus, including 91 residing in the city of Sacramento.

The county suffered at least 49 COVID-19 deaths in July, making it the deadliest month of the health crisis so far. Sacramento County had 34 deaths from the virus in April, followed by 18 in each of May and June, according to public health officials’ data dashboard. The July count is likely to grow in the coming days because it

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The 15 best back-to-school deals to snag before fall

Shop the best back-to-school deals happening at L.L.Bean, Best Buy, Amazon and more.
Shop the best back-to-school deals happening at L.L.Bean, Best Buy, Amazon and more.

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It’s that time of year again: back-to-school season. While it’s unclear what impact COVID-19 will have on the upcoming year, for many families—especially those on a tight budget—it’s important to start thinking about how to get classroom essentials before the new semester officially arrives. 

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Here’s the good news: You can save a ton of money right now on back-to-school supplies, provided you know where to look. From discounts on the best backpacks to free Apple AirPods (seriously, it’s true!), the best deals for students will help to ensure they have everything they need to get the school year off

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Coronation Street’s Geoff faces murder suspicions, and 8 more big soap moments

From Digital Spy

Soap spoilers follow.

Struggling to keep track of the constant stream of soap spoilers? Fear not, as every Monday Digital Spy picks out the biggest and best storylines hitting your screens in the week ahead.

1. Coronation Street: Elaine vanishes after clashing with Geoff

(Wednesday at 7.30pm on ITV)

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Elaine introduces herself to Sally, confirming that she is Tim’s mum and explaining how Geoff’s abuse led her to abandon him. Feeling sympathy for her, Sally urges Elaine not to give up on Tim, but on her way over to see him at Street Cars, she’s approached by a menacing Geoff. Faye witnesses the pair having a furious showdown in the ginnel.

Later, Alya is worried when Elaine is nowhere to be found. Fearing the worst, she reports her mysterious disappearance to the police, while Faye grills her granddad about his earlier row with Elaine.

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Businesses pivot to meet the demand for COVID-19 disinfection

MILWAUKEE – As more people are allowed back into offices, restaurants and hotels under the City of Milwaukee’s re-opening plans, the need for disinfection is greater than ever.

Pest 2 Rest Pest Control, a family-owned extermination company, is one of the many businesses that now specialize in COVID-19 disinfection.

“There is a 0.1% difference between sanitizing and disinfecting,” said Jeffery Hardy Sr., the co-owner of Pest 2 Rest. “So, sanitizing, you’re cleaning; disinfecting, you’re killing the virus. And that’s what we’re encouraging people to do.”

He also encourages clients to have a plan of action after his job is done.

Hardy’s business, as its name would suggest, started out killing bed bugs, roaches, rodents and other critters. Since March, Hardy chose to pivot like many other entrepreneurs. Now, he and his wife, Brenda, and sometimes their three kids as well, spray interiors to rid keyboards, desks and doorknobs of the

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Judge Salas calls for protecting judges’ privacy

Police outside the home where the suspect, Roy Den Hollander, was found dead
Police outside the home where the suspect, Roy Den Hollander, was found dead

A female judge whose son was killed by an “anti-feminist” lawyer has called for protecting the privacy of federal judges in her first public comments.

“This monster knew where I lived…and had a complete dossier on me and my family,” she said.

Roy Den Hollander, dressed as a FedEx delivery man, shot Judge Esther Salas’ son and husband in New Jersey last month before taking his own life.

Authorities believe he targeted Judge Salas over her role as a federal judge.

In an emotional video statement released on Monday, Judge Salas described the incident while urging lawmakers to help protect judges from future attacks.

“My family has experienced a pain that no one should ever have to endure,” she said.

“And I am here asking everyone to help me ensure that no one ever has to experience

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Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project

Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, speaks during a coronavirus task force news conference in Rockville, Md., June 30, 2020. (Samuel Corum/The New York Times)
Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, speaks during a coronavirus task force news conference in Rockville, Md., June 30, 2020. (Samuel Corum/The New York Times)

In April, with hospitals overwhelmed and much of the United States in lockdown, the Department of Health and Human Services produced a presentation for the White House arguing that rapid development of a coronavirus vaccine was the best hope to control the pandemic.

“DEADLINE: Enable broad access to the public by October 2020,” the first slide read, with the date in bold.

Given that it typically takes years to develop a vaccine, the timetable for the initiative, called Operation Warp Speed, was incredibly ambitious. With tens of thousands dying and tens of millions out of work, the crisis demanded an all-out public-private response, with the government supplying billions of dollars to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, providing logistical support

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How Planet Fitness, Ulta Beauty, And Kohl’s Changed Their Business Models To Successfully Whether The Storm Of The Coronavirus and Surge Forward Towards Profitability.

“If you want to succeed in retail, you need to fully commit to off-price or online,” -Jim Cramer, Mad Money, March 5, 2020

Retailers have been struggling for sometime to compete with the giant Big-box stores such as Amazon (AMZN), Walmart (WMT), Home Depot (HD), and Costco (COST), who offer massive discounts, great selection, and an easy shopping experience. Then the Coronavirus pandemic engulfed America this past March, and most retailers, other than essential ones like pharmacies and grocery stores, were forced to close their doors because consumers were self quarantined. After that took place, retailers needed to make changes to their stores to allow for proper social distancing and hygiene so they could open them safely. Brand loyalty gave way to buying whatever was cheapest. Some retailers, including JC Penney, Neiman Marcus and Brooks Brothers have already succumbed to the virus and have filed for bankruptcy. Others have laid

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The New College Drop-Off

Matthew and Audrey Lorence at their home in Needham, Mass., July 28, 2020. (Katherine Taylor/The New York Times)
Matthew and Audrey Lorence at their home in Needham, Mass., July 28, 2020. (Katherine Taylor/The New York Times)

Maureen Rayhill of Seattle sounds like a public health official as she describes the current process for coronavirus testing, rattling off research she’s done on in-person testing centers versus mail-order companies and how their turnaround times for results compare. But she’s not. She’s a mother, just trying to get her oldest child to college.

The poignant annual tradition of college drop-off — parents driving the new, nervous college student to school, bringing along brothers and sisters to see their sibling’s new home, setting up the tiny dorm room together, sharing one last meal with the entire family, then waving goodbye as the almost-adult runs off with a big pack of possible new best friends — has become the latest family milestone rendered almost unrecognizable by the coronavirus pandemic.

Rayhill, 49, has already

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