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low for further COVID-19 safety preparations. Children scheduled to go back to school in-person on Sept. 10 would not return until Sept. 21; most remote classes were similarly pushed back. The delay is part of a deal to avoid a teachers’ strike in New York City and comes

in the wake of protests

and other expressions of concern by teachers and parents across the country. The U.S. is in a unique position that makes sending students back to school particularly daunting: We have the highest rates of COVID-19 in the world with nearly 6 million cases as of Sept. 1,

according to the World Health Organization

(WHO). Surging cases, high levels of community transmission, insufficient testing, and poor contract tracing in the U.S. make it difficult to compare school reopenings with countries where the virus is more controlled.

There are still unknowns about how COVID-19 impacts children, but a growing

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Worcester Public Schools plan to transition to hybrid model next month, but most students expected to return to classrooms in third quarter

The Worcester Public Schools has released an outline of its plan to transition into a hybrid learning model next month, though most students are not slated to return to classrooms until next year.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, all Worcester students are currently learning remotely as New England’s second-largest city works to combat the spread of the virus and as HVAC upgrades are needed in school buildings. When the second term of the school year starts Nov. 16, students who need the most assistance are slated to start returning to school buildings during the week.

However, thousands of students are not expected to return until next year, during the third quarter of the school year, according to the district’s transition plan.

The transition plan notes that start dates could be affected by coronavirus in the community, any changes in state guidance and the readiness of school buildings. The city is working

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Ikea to BUY BACK customers’ old and unwanted furniture in return for gift cards

IKEA has announced a new buy back scheme where shoppers can trade in unwanted furniture for gift cards.

The second-hand furniture sold back to Ikea will then be made available for other customers to purchase.

Ikea is launching a new 'Buy Back' scheme for shoppers

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Ikea is launching a new ‘Buy Back’ scheme for shoppersCredit: PA:Press Association

Products described “as new” and without scratches will be eligible for a voucher worth 50% of its original price.

This goes down to 40% for items that are “very good” – so minor scratches – or 30% for “well-used” goods with several scratches. 

The vouchers will have no expiry date to discourage shoppers from buying furniture that they don’t really need.

Shoppers are warned that they may be able to sell your items at a higher price than what your voucher would be worth through second-hand selling sites like eBay, Gumtree or Facebook selling pages.

Make sure you do your research

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Spotsylvania County kids return to school hybrid model

Spotsylvania County Public Schools kicked off its hybrid model of learning at its buildings.

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. — Some Virginia students got to return to classes in the school buildings Monday. 

Spotsylvania County Public Schools kicked off its hybrid model of learning at its buildings.

The school district said roughly 13,000 students will attend classes in buildings that have been thoroughly cleaned twice a week. Mask usage and social distancing are being enforced among students and staff as well. 

Paul Dotto had pushed school leaders to consider opening the SCPS buildings to students during the summer with a Facebook page named “Open Spotsy Schools.” 

He said he was happy to see his kids return back to physical classes. 

Dotto, who battled COVID-19 in March, said he felt comfortable making the decision to send them after doing some health research on the virus’ impact on children 

“There’s something about socialization, especially with

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$240M university gift / Return of theater / History of pot in Maine

Today is Thursday. Temperatures will be in the high 40s to the high 50s from north to south with partly sunny skies throughout the state and a chance for scattered showers in the north. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus in Maine

Another 48 coronavirus cases were reported in Maine on Wednesday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There are 582 active confirmed and “probable” cases in the state and the death toll remains at 142. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.

Bangor students will not have snow days this school year, even when inclement weather makes it unsafe for them to travel to school.

Takeaways from Wednesday’s vice presidential debate: Pandemic looms over a more civil fight

Vice President Mike Pence listens as Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during the vice presidential debate
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Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums Chart Makes Seasonal Return, Carrie Underwood’s ‘My Gift’ Debuts at No. 1

Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart makes its seasonal return to our charts menu, as Carrie Underwood’s first holiday set, My Gift, debuts at No. 1. The album was released on Sept. 25 via Capitol Nashville and earned 43,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Underwood leads a top 10 filled with familiar favorites during the holiday season, including Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas TV soundtrack, Michael Bublé’s Christmas and Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas.

The Top Holiday Albums chart ranks the 50 most popular seasonal albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or

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John Legend, Chrissy Teigen gave the gift of grief, here’s what they deserve in return

OPINION: Pregnancy loss is devastating, which is why those who’ve experienced it deserve to do whatever they need to access healing.

The photos released by Chrissy Teigen and John Legend should be revered for the gift that they are. As celebrities, they had no choice but to make their loss public, but they didn’t simply share their loss, they gave us images that let us in on their grief, and for that we should be grateful. 

Read More: Chrissy Teigen, John Legend mourn the loss of baby boy after miscarriage

Losing a pregnancy is a special kind of grief. You mourn for everything that could have been. For hopes and dreams that will never be fulfilled. While some form of pregnancy loss impacts 10-25% of all pregnancies, and many women will experience more than one loss, we still struggle to talk about it, and often judge the women who do. 

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Josh Barnett set to return ‘bare knuckle style’ against former KSW champ Marcin Rozalski in Poland



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Josh Barnett‘s storied fighting career has seen him span eras and promotions over the last 23 years, but now he’s set for another new promotion, and another new challenge.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Barnett (35-8 MMA) is set to return to action in Poland at “Genesis,” a bare-knuckle event established by KSW co-founder Maciej Kawulski.

“The Warmaster’s” opponent is Polish fan-favorite and former KSW heavyweight champion Marcin Rozalski (7-4 MMA), who hasn’t fought in MMA since KSW 39 in May 2017, when he scored a 16-second knockout of Brazilian Fernando Rodrigues Jr. to win the promotion’s heavyweight title.

Barnett, meanwhile, has been waiting for his first challenge in Bellator’s heavyweight division, but a planned matchup with Rony Markes has twice been canceled, meaning the American hasn’t fought in MMA since his September 2016 win over Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night

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Josh Barnett set to return ‘bare knuckle style’ against former KSW champ Marcin Rozalski in Poland

Josh Barnett’s storied fighting career has seen him span eras and promotions over the last 23 years, but now he’s set for another new promotion, and another new challenge.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Barnett (35-8 MMA) is set to return to action in Poland at “Genesis,” a bare-knuckle event established by KSW co-founder Maciej Kawulski.

“The Warmaster’s” opponent is Polish fan-favorite and former KSW heavyweight champion Marcin Rozalski (7-4 MMA), who hasn’t fought in MMA since KSW 39 in May 2017, when he scored a 16-second knockout of Brazilian Fernando Rodrigues Jr. to win the promotion’s heavyweight title.

Barnett, meanwhile, has been waiting for his first challenge in Bellator’s heavyweight division, but a planned matchup with Rony Markes has twice been canceled, meaning the American hasn’t fought in MMA since his September 2016 win over Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night 93 in Hamburg, Germany.

Now

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A Retro Return To The 60’s

Ushers are an vital ingredient of the spiritual ceremonies at a wedding. Sometimes, most reception desk layouts encompass a protracted, rectangular high table for the bridal get together and several other round tables unfold out throughout the room for guests. If most of your family and friends dwell in California, however you and your fiance plan to be married in New York, a delayed reception in your hometown would make plenty of sense.

If the bride’s dad and mom are nonetheless married, they’d do that collectively, but if they aren’t, the father of the bride ought to take the time to succeed in out to the groom’s household on his own. There were fairly a few wedding dresses there but I had been on the lookout for something in the burgundy household of colours.

To at the present time, the cup continues to be used for weddings and anniversary toasts … Read More