Colorful Murals Spread Awareness of Endangered Animal Species

Murals by Louis Masai

The animal kingdom is filled with fascinating species of all shapes and sizes. However, many of these creatures are facing endangerment and even extinction due to the devastating effects of climate change. That is why one artist is using his creative talents to spread awareness for these vulnerable species. Based in London since 2010, Louis Masai creates striking large-scale murals of rare and endangered animals.

Masai’s artwork is immediately recognizable for its bright, graphic style. He uses large blocks of colors and patterns to build up each subject and create a type of patchwork effect. Stripes, flowers, and fruits are just a few of the motifs commonly found in his projects. As a result, these animal murals often resemble plush quilted toys. In most of Masai’s murals, the viewer can also spot a large bee carrying a needle and thread that leads to the “stitched” animal. This is intended to

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Titans vs. Bills odds, line, spread: Week 5 picks, Tuesday NFL predictions from model on 103-69 roll

The Buffalo Bills haven’t finished atop the AFC East since 1995, when they captured the division title for the sixth time in eight years. With the Tom Brady era in New England now over, their path to get back to the top of the mountain is a bit easier. The Bills hope to take the next step on Tuesday when they visit the Tennessee Titans for a contest that was pushed back due to positive COVID-19 tests for members of the home team. Kickoff from Nissan Stadium in Nashville is set for 7 p.m. ET on CBS.

Tennessee (3-0) occupies first place in the AFC South but hasn’t taken the field since its 31-30 victory at Minnesota on Sept. 27 after its Week 4 contest against Pittsburgh was moved to Week 7 due to the Titans coronavirus outbreak. Buffalo is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Titans vs. Bills odds

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Steelers vs. Eagles odds, line, spread: 2020 NFL picks, predictions from model on 103-69 roll

The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to start the season 4-0 for just the fourth time in franchise history when they host the in-state rival Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Steelers (3-0), whose scheduled game last Sunday against Tennessee was postponed because of an outbreak of positive coronavirus tests within the Titans organization, have previously started 4-0 in 1973, ’78 and ’79. In the latter two seasons, Pittsburgh won the Super Bowl. On Sunday, the Steelers will meet an Eagles team (1-2-1) that leads the NFC East despite earning its first victory of the season just last week at San Francisco.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh is a seven-point favorite in the latest Steelers vs. Eagles odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 44. Before you make any Eagles vs. Steelers picks, check out the NFL predictions

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Chiefs vs. Raiders odds, line, spread: 2020 NFL picks, predictions from model on 103-69 roll

The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will try to start 5-0 for the third time in the last four seasons when they host the rival Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs (4-0) already are the first team in NFL history to start 4-0 in four consecutive seasons. On Sunday, Kansas City will face a Raiders team that is coming off back-to-back defeats, the most recent being a 30-23 loss to Buffalo. 

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. Kansas City is an 11-point favorite in the latest Chiefs vs. Raiders odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 55.5. Before making any Raiders vs. Chiefs picks, check out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,300 for $100 players on top-rated NFL

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Dr. Deborah Birx warns about COVID spread in small gatherings; praises aggressive college testing as model

The frequent, recurrent testing on college campuses should serve as a model for communities at large, she said, so they can detect cases as quickly as the schools.

“It gives me really great hope to see how the college students have modified their behavior because they know what it takes to be safe,” she said. “And they have been able to mostly keep themselves safe with very low test positivity rates.”

Birx commended the Broad Institute for its key role in testing in the Northeast. Soon after the crisis began in March, the lab converted its laboratory into a high-throughput COVID-19 test processing center.

This spring, the institute signed contracts with 108 public and private colleges in the region to provide testing for students, faculty, and staff. Among the 1.7 million tests conducted for the colleges and universities so far, the positivity rate is 0.1 percent, or approximately 1 in

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Women do better at mask wearing and other measures to stop spread of Covid-19

Wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands regularly are the best ways we have to stop the spread of Covid-19.



NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09:A woman sanitizes her hands at the mall at Hudson Yards on the first day of the reopening of malls to the public for shopping since the outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March on September 09, 2020 in New York City. New York City, which has seen a sharp drop in the numbers of COVID-19 cases over the last month, is gradually lifting restrictions on shopping, casinos, and restaurants but with strict safety measures including enforcement of face coverings and social distancing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09:A woman sanitizes her hands at the mall at Hudson Yards on the first day of the reopening of malls to the public for shopping since the outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March on September 09, 2020 in New York City. New York City, which has seen a sharp drop in the numbers of COVID-19 cases over the last month, is gradually lifting restrictions on shopping, casinos, and restaurants but with strict safety measures including enforcement of face coverings and social distancing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

But when it comes to these crucial habits, it appears that women are more likely to be following these steps to a greater degree than men, according to a new study.

To

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Chiefs vs. Patriots odds, line, spread: 2020 NFL picks, predictions from proven model on 103-67 roll

On Saturday, New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19, moving the game to Monday night on CBS. Veteran Brian Hoyer will likely start for Newton, who could also miss the Patriots’ Week 5 game. On the other sideline, 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes is looking like an MVP candidate again through three weeks with 898 passing yards and nine touchdowns with no interceptions. No positive coronavirus tests were recorded on Sunday involving either team.

Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. ET at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City is a 10.5-point favorite in the latest Patriots vs. Chiefs odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 49.5. Before making any Chiefs vs. Patriots picks, be sure to see the latest NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated

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Cowboys vs. Browns odds, line, spread: 2020 NFL picks, predictions from model on 103-67 roll

The Dallas Cowboys will look to even their record and keep at least a share of first place in the NFC East on Sunday when they take on the Cleveland Browns. Dallas is tied for first with Washington at 1-2, while Cleveland is tied with Baltimore for second in the AFC North at 2-1. The Browns have won two in a row, while the Cowboys are coming off a last-second loss at Seattle. Dallas is 1-0 on its home field. 

Kickoff from the AT&T Stadium is set for 1 p.m. ET. Dallas is a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Cowboys vs. Browns odds from William Hill. The over-under for total points scored is set at 56. Before making any Browns vs. Cowboys picks, check out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on

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