Day: October 1, 2020

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA finalizes rule allowing some major polluters to follow weaker emissions standards | Trump executive order seeks to use Defense Production Act to bolster mining | Asbestos ban stalls in Congress amid partisan fight

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ONE DAY YOU’RE IN, AND THE NEXT DAY YOU’RE OUT: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday finalized a rule that could reclassify many “major” sources

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Inside the church at the heart of the Louisville protests

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From more ‘Schitt’s Creek’ to plenty of horror

There may be plenty of aspects of Halloween that are canceled this year, but horror is not one of them.

At least that appears to be the case based on Netflix’s list of new October shows and movies, which includes the “Haunting of Hill House” successor “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” Lily James and Armie Hammer’s gothic tale “Rebecca” and Norwegian psychological horror film “Cadaver.”

But there’s plenty of room for new comedy, too: Adam

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Telfar Clemens Wins National Design Award for Fashion Design From Cooper Hewitt

ON WITH THE SHOW: The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum planned a virtual gala for Thursday night’s 21st National Design Awards.

Instead of welcoming hundreds to the Upper East Side museum for its annual awards gala, the Cooper Hewitt took a more remote approach for the event, which doubled as a kickoff for National Design Month. To promote an all-are-welcome theme, footage of the gala and ancillary educational programs are available online at no charge

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Missouri lawmakers ask state education leaders to ‘step up’ when it comes to making sure students have internet access

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KY3) – There are thousands of Missouri students attending class this fall online, either because it’s their only option, or it’s the choice their family made because of the pandemic.

Lawmakers grilled state school leaders Thursday about what they’re doing to help make sure those students have access to the internet.

“We can’t operate in a silo anymore,” said Representative Ingrid Burnett, D-Kansas City. “We can’t afford to sit here and say

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Playboy CEO Sells $25.8 Million Brentwood Mansion to Bitcoin Investor Josh Jones

Around the time he became CEO of Playboy Enterprises, L.A.-based financier Ben Kohn began the construction of a lavish new estate in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood, within one of the area’s only guard-gated communities. Before the house was completed earlier this year, Kohn changed his mind about moving into the mansion — or maybe he intended to flip it all along — because the place was shopped around off-market and toured by Justin Bieber and Haley

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De Pere cafe Java Cream offers coffee and espresso drinks, gelato

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DE PERE –  It’s no surprise that the coronavirus has been hard on small businesses, and De Pere’s new cafe, Java Cream, is no exception. Since opening, said shop owner Mohammad Abughaush, the business hasn’t been making a profit. 

Java Cream opened its doors in late August despite Abughaush’s reservations. The original plan for the cafe was to open in April, but Abughaush decided not to move forward with Java Cream as he began

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16 Ways Online Retailers Are Tricking You During Quarantine

When COVID-19 lockdowns started in March and brick-and-mortar stores became mostly off-limits, consumers flocked to shop online, driving a monumental growth spurt in online spending.  According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales grew more than 30% between the first and second quarters of 2020; in the second quarter of 2020, Americans spent $211.5 billion online. Though panic buying and other consumer trends — like spending more time on social media —

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Oconto school district going virtual due to COVID-19 | WFRV Local 5

OCONTO, Wis. (WFRV) – The Oconto Unified School District joins the many other Northeast Wisconsin school districts transitioning to virtual learning as the state continues to see an increase in positive COVID-19 cases.

In a letter shared with families, Superintendent Emily Miller says she has met with Oconto County health leaders, local superintendents, and the Board of Education to review current health data for the school district and county.

She

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J.Lo’s first handbag collaboration with Coach has arrived, and we have a feeling it’s going to sell fast

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Jennifer Lopez has launched her first handbag collaboration with the iconic American luxury brand, Coach. The Hutton bag reimagines the house’s modern-day staple with Lopez’s singular approach to style.

“Designing my first bag

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What should you use a personal loan for?

From an emergency to a big-ticket purchase, personal loans can provide the funding you need. (iStock)

Credit card offers pop up in your mailbox all the time — but while they can be an easy way to get quick cash, a personal loan may be a better option if you’re in need of a large amount (after all, there is such thing as a credit limit).

Personal loans can provide lower interest rates,

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Winter comes early in David Flaugher’s exhibition at And Now gallery

Artist David Flaugher works out of a studio in Hamtramck, Mich., in the Detroit metro area.
Artist David Flaugher works out of a studio in Hamtramck, Mich., in the Detroit metro area.(Clare Brennan)

David Flaugher, a versatile artist who’s just as comfortable with painting as he is with creating installation and assemblage art, has recently opened a solo exhibition at And Now gallery in the Dallas Design District. His work has been seen on an international level in a long list of venues since he earned his MFA degree in

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Air quality bad as smoke blows toward Bay Area, Sacramento

Wildfire smoke continues to make air quality poor across wide swaths of Northern California, including the Sacramento region.

There’s no relief in sight the next few days, weather officials say.

The air is unhealthy and the sun has been slow to peek through Thursday near the capital, but it is indeed smoke, not clouds, turning the sky gray. Local air districts at SpareTheAir.com showed multiple air quality index readings just above the threshold of AQI

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PCC offers scholarships for select continuing ed training | News

WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College recently received $279,300 through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) as part of an effort to help North Carolina recover from the economic turmoil COVID-19 created.

According to PCC Financial Aid Director Lee Bray, the college is using its GEER allotment to provide $750-scholarships to North Carolina residents pursuing high-demand workforce training through continuing education. She said the awards are available to students enrolled in approved Workforce Continuing Education

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Modern home offers unique design, space

Sarah Colburn, Special to the Times
Published 8:58 a.m. CT Oct. 1, 2020

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This modern-styled farmhouse welcomes family and friends with its architecturally arched entry and adjacent screened porch.

This home melds the eras in a blend of mill-work accents and rich wood detailing. Just inside the foyer, the great room touts wood-beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows overlooking the natural 2.25-acre landscape.

Wood floors and

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Online Brand Building: Michel Bernard’s Guide to Standing Out Online

Whether it’s an established company or a small business, it pays to have a recognizable and preferably well-loved brand. A recent study found that 59% of consumers preferred to buy brands they were familiar with or liked. Brand familiarity is the holy grail of marketing and the ultimate goal of advertising in all its forms.

Digital marketing expert, Michel Bernard, has spent years improving and enhancing his skills in the world of digital marketing. He

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Washington Monument reopens after coronavirus-linked closure, with new safety rules

The Washington Monument has reopened after closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a face covering while inside and must adhere to social distancing. Masks will not be provided to visitors, according to Recreation.gov. Reservations are required and visitors can purchase one ticket for up to four people online.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday that “today is a big day.”

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The Milwaukee Public Library has a big role in the 2020 election.

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A voter gets assistance registering to vote from Anne Richie at the Central Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library. The library is providing voter resources for residents, including voter registration. (Photo: Rick Wood / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Amelie Osterud, branch manager at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Good Hope location, likes to volunteer as a poll worker during elections because it’s a time to catch up with her neighbors.

Usually.

As a poll

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3 Twin Lakes Circle, Corona Del Mar, CA – Luxury Real Estate Listings for Sale

Perched on a hilltop in Corona Del Mar situated on its’ own gated and private lot, this luxurious coastal residence offers riveting sit-down views of the ocean, harbor and city lights. Meticulously re-imagined, the home boasts a stylish interior with walnut floors, an extensive use of glass and natural stone, and a main floor guest suite with a separate entrance that is ADA compliant. Numerous large windows bring sunlight inside and deliver panoramic ocean views

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Online learning during COVID-19: 8 ways universities can improve equity and access

This summer, universities around the world planned for an unprecedented back-to-school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In most universities, centres of teaching and learning are responsible for supporting faculty members’ teaching for more effective student learning and a high quality of education.

Our collaborative research group, based at Université Laval, Concordia University, Florida State University, University of Southern California and San Francisco State University, sought to better understand how universities planned to make

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