Transitioning to hybrid model, North Olmsted City Schools forfeits playoff football game due to positive COVID-19 test

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — After a player tested positive for COVID-19, North Olmsted City Schools forfeited its playoff game against Avon scheduled for Friday night (Oct. 16).

Joining the player in a 14-day quarantine will be nine additional students and two staff members who were exposed.

“Everyone is doing fine, and we look forward to their return to school as soon as possible,” North Olmsted City Schools Superintendent Michael E. Zalar said. “We’re very disappointed to have to cancel our game.

“The kids worked hard and won their first playoff game last week. Nobody wants to see their season end this way.”

The Eagles team finished the abbreviated season like it started with having to withdraw from their season opener in August after a player tested positive.

“It’s unfortunate for our student athletes,” Zalar said. “Our players and coaches have done a great job of following our safety protocols, but

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Fresno clothing retailer is closing some stores, filing for bankruptcy due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused Patrick James, the Fresno-based men’s clothing retailer, to file for bankruptcy with plans to close stores.

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The company has sold upscale men’s clothing – like Tommy Bahama and its own line of shirts and jackets – since 1962.

It has 11 stores in California, Nevada and Arizona, plus a temporary pop-up store in River Park near Ruth’s Chris Steak House through the end of the month.

The company announced last week that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It’s a reorganization, not a liquidation.

Patrick James has more than $7 million in debt, and its bankruptcy was filed under a special designation for small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

The business was doing “extremely well” before COVID-19 hit, according to Patrick James’ bankruptcy attorney, Hagop Bedoyan of McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth.

“With the pandemic and closing of doors as mandated by

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UConn-Notre Dame women’s basketball game canceled this season due to COVID-19 rescheduling

UConn and Notre Dame will not play in women’s basketball this season due to Notre Dame having to revise its schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, UConn announced Monday.

The two women’s basketball powerhouses have played every year in the regular season since the 2013-14 season and every year, including the postseason, since 1994-95. They were supposed to play the first game of a four-year series this year but now this year’s rescheduled game will be added to the end of the series, for the 2024-25 season.

UConn’s complete schedule has not been released yet. The Huskies still have non-conference games against Tennessee, Baylor and South Carolina, as well as the Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge with games against Quinnipiac and the winner of Mississippi State-Maine Nov. 28-29 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

It would have been the first time UConn played Notre Dame without long-time coach Muffet McGraw, who retired

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World Rugby bans trans women from elite women’s game due to injury risks

Trans women will not be permitted to play elite women’s rugby for the foreseeable future because of ‘significant’ safety concerns, World Rugby has stated after releasing new guidelines for transgender players.

In a statement explaining its decision, World Rugby said that after months of research and examining the latest scientific research it had “concluded that safety and fairness cannot presently be assured for women competing against trans women in contact rugby”.

Related: Trans women face potential women’s rugby ban over safety concerns

The Guardian first revealed in July that World Rugby was considering becoming the first international sports federation to adopt such a policy after finding “at least a 20-30% greater risk” of injury risk factors when a female player is tackled by someone who has gone through male puberty.

In a document explaining its decision published on Friday, World Rugby said that “It is known that biological males (whose

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Interview With Sheryl Sandberg On The Shocking New Stats About Women Leaving The Workforce Due To COVID-19

A new study confirms what many of us have been suspecting, but now we have the concerning stats to prove it: one in four women are now considering leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers because of COVID-19.

That’s the alarming headline from this year’s Women in the Workplace report, which Lean In and consulting firm McKinsey & Company released last week. The comprehensive report—which is the largest study of the state of women in corporate America, involving 317 companies and representing over 12 million employees—marks the first time in six years of the annual report that researchers found evidence of women intending to leave their jobs at higher rates than men. Researchers warned that companies are at risk of losing up to 2 million women, which is already starting to occur according to the Labor Department’s latest report showing that 865,000 women left the workforce in

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‘Little People, Big World’ Star Amy Roloff’s Wedding On Hold Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

KEY POINTS

  • Zach Roloff said his mom Amy’s wedding is on hold due to COVID-19
  • Zach explained that they had a hard time finding a venue for their nuptials
  • Amy said her ex-husband and his girlfriend are invited to her wedding, but she doesn’t expect them to come

“Little People, Big World” star Zach Roloff said his mom Amy Roloff and Chris Marek’s wedding is now on hold after the couple decided to postpone it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zach spoke with Us Weekly while promoting the upcoming season of “Little People, Big World.” According to him, there is no wedding date yet and there is no wedding venue either. Amy and her husband-to-be have decided to just put their nuptials “on hold.” 

“I think they put a lot of that on hold right now,” he said on Tuesday.

Zach explained that “no venues” seem to be accepting dates

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LAFC won’t change style despite key absences due to international duty

As LAFC look to charge up the table as MLS enters the stretch run of the season with eight matches left, the reigning Supporters’ Shield champions will be without a number of key contributors for at least four games due to international duty. 

League-leading scorer Diego Rossi and fellow Designated Player Brian Rodriguez will be with the Uruguayan national team while Diego Palacios and Jose Cifuentes will be with Ecuador for the next few weeks. LAFC are hopeful that the quartet will be available to return to the field against the LA Galaxy on October 25. 

“Even when we’re down some players, the overall way we want to try and play stays the same,” head coach Bob Bradley told media on a virtual press conference Tuesday. “There can be some minor adjustments. … What you’ll see is us, just doing our best.”

LAFC begin this stretch against the Colorado Rapids

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Photographer Drawn To Reside In Vermont Due To Beauty & Intrigue

Recently, renowned photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin relocated to Vermont, after spending the last decade learning about his ancestors who hailed from Middletown, Vermont. Slatin stated in a recent interview,
“I now reside in Middletown Springs. For more than 10 years, my mother, Anne Pratt Slatin, has been coming here during the summers to research her family history with her 4th cousin, Alice Blakely Marsh, who is from Jericho. My mom and dad, the late Harvey L. Slatin would stay at the former Twin Mountains Farm, owned by Annie and Walt Pepperman. Alice and her husband, Warren, also stayed there at the same time. I was drawn to the area by its small size, historic rural nature, and the town plan.”

Continuing, “Town plans can tell one a lot about the hopes and expectations of those who live in a particular place, and I liked what I read.”

Thomas Slatin’s interest

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Low-cost fashion chain H&M sees sales 16% drop due to virus

Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB says its third quarter sales fell 16% to 51 million kronor ($ 5.7 million), largely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

STOCKHOLM — Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its third quarter sales fell 16% to 51 million kronor ($ 5.7 million), largely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the beginning of the quarter, approximately 900 of the group’s more than 5,000 stores were temporarily closed. At the end of the quarter just over 200 stores were temporarily closed.

The Stockholm-based retailing group said its profit after tax for the period June 1– Aug. 31 amounted to 1.8 billion kronor ($200 million). A year earlier, it had reported a profit of 3.9 billion kronor.

“Through much-appreciated collections and rapid, decisive actions, we returned to profit already

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1 in 4 Women Consider Leaving Workforce or ‘Downshifting’ due to Pandemic

1 in 4 Women Consider Leaving Workforce or ‘Downshifting’ due to Pandemic
1 in 4 Women Consider Leaving Workforce or ‘Downshifting’ due to Pandemic

The careers of many women may become yet another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests.

A quarter of women are thinking about either leaving the workforce or “downshifting” their careers because of the coronavirus crisis, according to a new study by management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. and working women’s advocacy group LeanIn.org. The research included a survey of 40,000 workers, as well as data from more than 300 companies.

Researchers defined leaving the workforce as either taking a leave of absence or quitting permanently. Downshifting, on the other hand, refers to either cutting back work hours — including switching to part-time status — or taking a less demanding job. While the options vary, women taking any of them would likely slow their career’s progression.

Pandemic sparks a host of worries

When asked about the biggest

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