How Can Retail Chains Survive the Pandemic?

(Bloomberg Opinion) — This is one of a series of interviews by Bloomberg Opinion columnists on how to solve today’s most pressing challenges. This conversation has been edited and condensed.Sarah Halzack:  As the head of Williams-Sonoma Inc., you oversee a company that includes home-goods chains such as Pottery Barn and West Elm. Let’s rewind to mid-March, when the scope and the scale of the pandemic was becoming clear. What was the most urgent change you

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‘The most significant iPhone event in years’

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

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On Tuesday, Apple is holding a launch event where it will reveal this year’s iPhone lineup. 

In most years, Apple announces its iPhones in September, and they go on sale shortly after that. This year is different. Apple instead released new Apple Watches last month and pushed the iPhone announcement to October. The delay is an outgrowth of the Covid-19 pandemic, which disrupted electronics manufacturing and forced

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Mowers defends political consulting work

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ADAM: THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE LOOKING TO FLIP THE FIRST DISTRICT IS MATT MOWERS WHO HAS THE PERSONAL ENDORSEMENT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. MR. MOWERS AS OUR GUEST. >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME. I APPRECIATE IT. ADAM: PRESIDENT TRUMP WALKS AWAY FROM THE TABLE ON A LARGE-SCALE COVID-19 RELIEF PACKAGE JUST WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION. HOW DO YOU THINK THIS

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Prince George country 2020 school board candidates

Schools in Prince George’s remain in an all-virtual-learning mode through at least late January, with students getting their lessons online. State officials have been pushing for a return to school buildings, but the county — hit hard by the novel coronavirus — does not appear headed in that direction.

The Nov. 3 ballot will list five races but just three are contested. Incumbents David Murray and Raaheela Ahmed are running unopposed for seats on the

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Dolphins vs. 49ers live stream (10/11): How to watch NFL Week 5 online, TV, time

Jimmy Garoppolo will start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers when they play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 11. The game will be live streamed on fuboTV.

Garoppolo is expected back this week after missing the past two games with a sprained ankle. His return should provide a spark for a San Francisco team that struggled last week in a 25-20 home loss to Philadelphia thanks in large part to three costly turnovers

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Welcome To The Blumhouse Anthology Film Series Launches Online And In Theaters

Welcome to the Blumhouse is an anthology series from Blumhouse Productions offering feature length films in theaters as well as online. The first two offerings are “Black Box” and “The Lie.”

Welcome to the Blumhouse

The ads for Welcome to the Blumhouse states: “Four unsettling films. Under one roof.” The poster is designed to look like a house with each room representing one story. The films packaged in this October’s anthology include “Black Box,” “The

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6 Apple products we could see unveiled at the Oct. 13 event: iPhone 12, Homepod

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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple has announced its newest iPhone during a September media event every year since 2012’s iPhone 5. During the 2020 Apple event last month, we got new Apple Watch and iPad models, and a bundled subscription service, but no new iPhone. That didn’t come as a complete surprise, as a delay had been rumored

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On the trail of Ammonite, fossil hunting in Lyme Regis

On 17th October the highly acclaimed film Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet, opens in the UK. It was filmed on location in Lyme Regis, and is a fictionalised story of the town’s most famous resident, Victorian palaentologist Mary Anning, and her relationship with Charlotte Murchison, played by Saorise Ronan.

Rubbish on a beach isn’t usually something to celebrate, but on the west Dorset coast between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, the sight of rusted pipes among

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Socially Distant, Except for the Dogs, Sheep and Chickens

The show is a biodiversity sequel of sorts to “Green Porno,” the theatrical lecture she adapted from her captivatingly odd Sundance Channel series of film shorts, in which a surreally costumed Rossellini would act out the mating habits of bees, say, or earthworms, relating scientific facts with dramatic hilarity.

“Sex and Consequences,” which alternates live performance with shorts both old and new, is about genetic inheritance and social evolution, filtered through absurdity and abetted by

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S’porean socialite Jamie Chua had to spend S$30,000 to replace limited edition Cartier earring she lost

Singaporean socialite and online personality Jamie Chua revealed that she “cried for four days” when she lost one side of her Cartier earrings at a club event one and a half years ago.

In a popular video (202,000 views) she uploaded on Oct. 1 on her YouTube channel, Chua introduced her jewellery collection for the first time, and shared that her love for jewellery was as intense as her love for luxury bags.

Spent S$30,000

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Missouri house fire kills 4, badly burns 2 others

DESOTO, Mo. (AP) — An early Sunday morning house fire left four people dead and two others seriously burned in small community of De Soto, Missouri.

Firefighters got the 911 call shortly after 2 a.m. from a person who was on the second floor of the home.

Fire crews arriving on the scene were met by two badly burned victims who had just jumped from second-floor windows, said Stephen Orr, spokesman for the De Soto

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Pandemic erects barriers for prized bloc of voters in nursing homes, senior facilities

The convergence of the coronavirus pandemic and election season has complicated this year’s voting for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care centers.

Many seniors who need help to get or fill out their ballots may be stymied by shifting rules about family visits. Voting procedures — whether in person or by mail — are under increased scrutiny, adding to the confusion. Facilities that used to host voting precincts likely won’t

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611 West 56th Street 4A, Manhattan, NY – Luxury Real Estate Listings for Sale

From the minute you step onto the 5” wide white country oak plank flooring of the custom oak paneled entry of this sophisticated oversized corner one bedroom one and a half bath residence, you are drawn in by the high ceilings and expansive windows framing the beautiful southeastern light. In the kitchen, the Italian Aster Cucine custom walnut cabinetry is illuminated by edge lighting and underscored with a well appointed Gaggeneau appliance package (cooktop, oven,

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Kinetic Kouture: Fashion with a Re-Purpose | Virtual World | Events, Art

Many events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Please check with events or venues to make sure that scheduled events are still, in fact, happening.




Kinetic Kouture: Fashion with a Re-Purpose is a fashion show combining creative reuse of materials and haute couture into runway fashion and fun, competing for the title of Trashionista Gloriosa. The “trashion” attire is created with as many upcycled materials

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5 Cheap Curb Appeal Tips to Help Sell Your Home

Nothing says you’re not ready to show your home like an unkempt yard and facade. Make sure the exterior of your house is well-kept at all times. You never know when a potential buyer might drive by.

If you can’t physically clean up around your house, consider hiring a lawn maintenance company or contractor. 

Need help with that? Ask your neighbors (whose homes have curb appeal) for recommendations, or read the reviews on sites like:

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Airman and Family Readiness Center offers variety of services, classes, assistance

Transition Assistance Program has new mandates and requirements for all service members. Individualized initial counseling is now mandated and required 365 days prior to separation and retirement. Pre-separation counseling is now mandated and required 365 days prior to separation and retirement.

Wright Start, ZoomGov: please call 937-257-3592 for dates

New to Wright-Patterson AFB and learn about the many agencies on WPAFB for newly hired civilians and newly assigned military.

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Why Home Goods Retailer Williams-Sonoma Is Thriving In the Pandemic

Shop safely.

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This is one of a series of interviews by Bloomberg Opinion columnists on how to solve today’s most pressing challenges. This conversation has been edited and condensed.

Sarah Halzack:  As the head of Williams-Sonoma Inc., you oversee a company that includes home-goods chains such as Pottery Barn and West Elm. Let’s rewind to mid-March, when the scope and the scale of the pandemic

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Teton goat shoot a physical challenge but success reported

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Jacob Glissmeyer, right, of Hoback, Wyo., searches for mountain goats high in the Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., in September, 2020. The National Park Service allowed qualified volunteers to help cull the non-native mountain goat population, which is threatening the survival of a dwindling population of bighorn sheep.

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“Mountaineering with a rifle” is how Taylor Glenn summed up his first few hours of pursuing mountain goats in

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Apple’s iPhone 12 will likely have a new design. Will it be easier to repair?

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Apple’s known for its obsessive focus on the iPhone’s design.


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

When Apple’s 5G iPhone 12, or whatever it’s called, gets announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, during the company’s online-only launch event, industry watchers will be looking closely to see how Apple sells us on 5G wireless, its new chips and cameras, and

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Will Rutgers QB Noah Vedral make the biggest instant impact? Scouting the 2020 recruiting class, Part 2

This is the second of a three-part series.

Part 1: Can Rutgers rebuild its defensive line?

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Rutgers has gone to the graduate transfer quarterback well several times in recent seasons without much success.

Ditto for bringing in junior college linemen or a veteran tight end. Immediate production from heralded incoming freshmen has also been hard to come by.

But Greg Schiano’s first recruiting class since returning to the Scarlet Knights has a chance to

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