NIght out in Moscow: few masks and many shrugs at rising coronavirus cases

That morning, Russia had announced more than 12,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past day — a record increase for the country with the world’s fourth-largest number of cases. Then, on Tuesday, Russia set a record for daily deaths from the coronavirus with 244. On Wednesday, it was 239 deaths linked to the virus, and 14,200 new cases.

The autumn spike in infections in Russia had seemed inevitable. After a two-month spring lockdown with strict restrictions, there were practically no constraints over the summer. With the long Russian winter ahead, the prevailing mood in Moscow, at least, is to shrug off the coronavirus anxieties for now and take what comes.

Mask requirements exist, but they’re rarely observed or enforced. While some establishments do temperature checks at the door, there’s no social distancing inside or limits on capacity.

The question I’m asked most often when catching up with friends and

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Monday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 103-69 roll

The New Orleans Saints will try to continue their success at home when they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. It’s the second-to-last game of the Week 5 NFL schedule. The Saints (2-2), who won the NFC South at 13-3 in 2019, are 7-3 at home since the start of last season. Los Angeles, which finished fourth in the AFC West at 5-11 a year ago, is 4-6 on the road since last September. Los Angeles will be without running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring), while New Orleans will be without star wideout Michael Thomas. New Orleans won the last meeting with Los Angeles, a 35-34 victory in 2016 at San Diego.





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Kickoff from the Superdome is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. New Orleans is a seven-point favorite in the latest Saints vs. Chargers odds from William Hill after the line opened at

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Margaret Nolan, ‘Goldfinger’ Model and Actress in ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ Dies at 76

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Margaret Nolan, an actress and artist known as the gold-painted model in the title sequence for the 1964 James Bond film “Goldfinger,” died Oct. 5, her son, Oscar Deeks, confirmed to Variety. She was 76.

Director Edgar Wright first announced the news of Nolan’s death on Twitter. In a touching tribute, Wright wrote: “She was the middle of Venn diagram of everything cool in the 60’s; having appeared with the Beatles, been beyond iconic in Bond and been part of the ‘Carry On’ cast too.”

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Seahawks vs. Vikings odds, line: Sunday Night Football picks, predictions from proven model on 103-69 roll

The Minnesota Vikings look to win their second game in a row when they take on the Seattle Seahawks in a key NFC showdown at Seattle on Sunday Night Football. Both teams have struggled defensively so far this season, with the Vikings 29th overall in total yards allowed (426.5 per game). The Seahawks are 32nd, allowing 476.8 yards per game. Seattle won last year’s meeting 37-30 on Dec. 2.

The game from CenturyLink Field is slated to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The Seahawks are favored by 6.5-points in the latest Vikings vs. Seahawks odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 54.5. Before making any Seahawks vs. Vikings picks, check out the latest NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,300 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus

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Zendaya Wins The 2020 Visionary Award At The Green Carpet Fashion Awards- A Night For Diversity, Inclusivity And Sustainability In Fashion

Last night marked the 4th edition Green Carpet Fashion Awards (GCFA), which was filmed virtually at the Teatro alla Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy- and turned into a terrarium as the venue backdrop. A star-studded event hosted by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, done in collaboration with Eco-Age, supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Italian Trade Agency- all under the patronage of the Municipality of Milan.

Themed ‘togetherness and rebirth,’ the night focused on society and the guiding principles of social and environmental justice that is spearheaded in Italy. The evening was harnessed by the power of augmented

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Seahawks vs. Vikings odds, line: Sunday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 103-69 roll

The Seattle Seahawks will look to stay perfect on the season when they take on the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. The Seahawks (4-0) are off to a fast start and lead the NFC West by one game over the Los Angeles Rams and two over the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. The Vikings (1-3) trail the Green Bay Packers by three games in the NFC North. Minnesota snapped a three-game losing streak last Sunday with a 31-23 win at Houston.

Kickoff from CenturyLink Field is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Seattle leads the all-time regular-season series 11-5, including an 8-2 mark in home games. The Seahawks are seven-point favorites in the latest Vikings vs. Seahawks odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 56.5. Before making any Seahawks vs. Vikings picks, check out the latest NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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Substance trumps style for one night

Christian Schneider, Opinion contributor
Published 6:18 a.m. MT Oct. 8, 2020

if Trump doesn’t turn things around, it’ll be his presidency that is drawing flies, not just Mike Pence.

After Vice President Chester A. Arthur ascended to the presidency after the assassination of President James A. Garfield 1881, he was mockingly dubbed “your accidency” by some opponents.

Sadly, it is this macabre specter that hangs over any vice presidential debate: If either combatant ends up as president in the next four years, something has gone terribly wrong.

This is the subtext that led into Wednesday night’s debate between Republican Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris, and since 2020 is the year subtlety died, flies showed up and circled the VP candidates to drive the point home.

In historical context, the Pence-Harris debate was about as ordinary as it gets. Granted, it took place just days after President

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Buccaneers vs. Bears odds, line: Thursday Night Football picks, predictions from top model on 103-69 roll

It’s been 15 years since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won four of their first five games in a season. Tampa Bay hasn’t accomplished that feat since 2005, when it finished with an 11-5 record en route to the NFC South title. The Buccaneers will try to reach the 4-1 mark again when they visit the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football in the first game of Week 5. Kickoff from Soldier Field is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET.

Tampa Bay fell to New Orleans in Tom Brady’s debut, but the six-time Super Bowl champion has guided the club to three straight victories, including Sunday’s 38-31 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Chicago also is aiming for a 4-1 start to the 2020 NFL season after suffering a 19-11 home loss to Indianapolis in Week 4. Tampa Bay is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Buccaneers vs. Bears odds from William

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Buccaneers vs. Bears odds, line: Thursday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 103-69 roll

Tom Brady’s debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drew plenty of comments from critics. The future Hall-of-Famer has been doing a strong job of silencing them since, as he’s led Tampa Bay to three consecutive wins and first place in the NFC South. Brady hopes to continue the streak when the Buccaneers visit the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff from Soldier Field is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. After 20 years with the New England Patriots, Brady joined Tampa Bay (3-1) in March.

Chicago (3-1) won its first three games of the season before falling to Indianapolis on Sunday. Tampa Bay is a 5.5-point favorite in the latest Buccaneers vs. Bears odds from William Hill, while the over-under is 44. Before locking in any Bears vs. Buccaneers picks, make sure you see the latest Thursday Night Football predictions from SportsLine’s proven projection model. 

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Justin and Hailey Bieber Take Date Night Style to the Next Level

Justin and Hailey Bieber are the masters of couple style. The husband-wife duo rarely step out together without perfectly-coordinated outfits. Their fashion is always in sync, whether they’re on a red carpet or on the streets, usually thanks to a heavy rotation of designer streetwear pieces. For example, just last month they did his-and-hers high-fashion hoodies.

This weekend, the pair channeled their doubled-up fashion energy for a date night outing. Posting a series of “Date night” photos to Instagram, Justin shared his and Hailey’s latest fits. If you were expecting classic going-out pieces (in the style of J-Rod) though, then you’d be mistaken. Their date night attire was just as cool and streetwear-minded as their off-duty style. Justin wore a leather Balenciaga moto jacket styling it with a blue button up shirt, gray trousers, and yellow kicks. Hailey, meanwhile, wore a sleek black slip dress with a patent shoulder bag

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