Day: May 1, 2020

Fashion of the Fittest

Fashion of the Fittest

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Over a month ago, I, like many others around the world, began to shelter in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Forced to stay home, I adjusted my life accordingly with Zoom conferences, grocery deliveries or curbside pick-up, doing a few projects and a mix of anxiety for good measure. While all of this has been an adjustment, nothing prepared me for the fitness obsession that would take hold via Instagram and TikTok challenges.

Suddenly, it was no longer about just staying home and surviving this pandemic, it was an all-out battle of who would emerge the best when this was over. This scenario was not only playing out in the confines of my home and mind, but also in the industry I had navigated for the better part of 20 years. Fashion retail is facing its greatest crisis yet and

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New Brooklyn Doctors Graduate Early To Fight Coronavirus

New Brooklyn Doctors Graduate Early To Fight Coronavirus

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, BROOKLYN — Freshly-minted Brooklyn doctors soon will join the fight against the new coronavirus.

SUNY Downstate is holding what it calls a “Virtual Commencement” on Friday for 36 College of Medicine students.

They’re all graduating early to answer a call by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for new doctors to jump into the state’s pandemic efforts, a release states. Cuomo put it into a practice with an April 4 executive order allowing early graduations for medical students who completed their requirements.

The coronavirus will alter their first steps out of college — social distancing measures shifted commencement away from an in-person ceremony toward the virtual affair.

“Having worked hard to become physicians, we understand the disappointment our graduates must feel not being able to celebrate this important milestone traditionally with family, friends, and classmates and the walk across the stage,” said SUNY Downstate President Wayne J. Riley in a

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Trouble Sleeping? These 10 Natural Sleep Aids Will Actually Help You Rest, According to Sleep Specialists

Trouble Sleeping? These 10 Natural Sleep Aids Will Actually Help You Rest, According to Sleep Specialists

There are so many sleep products on the market, it can be tough to tell which ones are real and which are B.S. Will that tea really help you doze off earlier? What about the eye mask that promises to help you stay asleep all night? To separate the gems from the gimmicks, we turned to the pros: sleep specialists. Here are ten natural sleep aids that are actually legit (read: scientifically backed).

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It’s no coincidence that you pass out on the couch every time you cozy up with your weighted blanket. According to the National Sleep Foundation, that’s because they decrease anxiety, increase serotonin levels and reduce restlessness for some people. “I’ve had a number of patients report benefit from these,” confirms Alex Dimitriu, M.D., double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of

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Edited Transcript of AAT earnings conference call or presentation 29-Apr-20 3:00pm GMT

San Diego Apr 30, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of American Assets Trust Inc earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 3:00:00pm GMT

American Assets Trust, Inc. – Executive VP & COO

American Assets Trust, Inc. – Chairman, President & CEO

American Assets Trust, Inc. – VP of Construction & Development

* Robert F. Barton

American Assets Trust, Inc. – Executive VP & CFO

* Haendel Emmanuel St. Juste

Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Research Division – MD of Americas Research & Senior Equity Research Analyst

Morgan Stanley, Research Division – Head of U.S. REIT Equity & Commercial Real Estate Debt Research and Head of U.S. CMBS

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Q1 2020 American Assets Trust, Inc. Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. (Operator Instructions)

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India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

Cricket-Playing without fans will be deja vu for India’s Rahane

NEW DELHI, April 30 (Reuters) – Playing cricket without spectators, should the need arise, would not be a totally new experience for any player who has risen through the ranks, according to India test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.

Playing behind closed doors has been suggested as one way to resume professional cricket, which has been suspended over the novel coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions it has forced around the world.

Among those affected is this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), which was scheduled to begin on March 29 but has been postponed indefinitely, delaying Rahane’s debut season for Delhi Capitals.

“COVID-19 pandemic has taught everyone that unexpected things can happen,” Rahane said in an Instagram Live session with the franchise’s official handle.

“As for IPL or any other sport, I feel it could be played without spectators. All of us have played domestic cricket in almost empty stadiums, so that’s an

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Remdesivir could help end coronavirus lockdown despite failure of Chinese trials, scientists say

Remdesivir could help end coronavirus lockdown despite failure of Chinese trials, scientists say

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A coronavirus drug which initially failed in Chinese trials is now working and could help end lockdown restrictions, scientists have said.

Remdesivir, a broad-spectrum antiviral, was developed more than a decade ago to cure an unknown “Disease X” and is currently being trialled on patients in the NHS.

In results published in The Lancet on Wednesday, Chinese scientists said the drug worked no better than placebo. 

But less than 24 hours later, US health officials reported that their own trial, on more than 1,000 severely ill patients in 75 hospitals around the world, had seen recovery times cut from 15 days to 11, and mortality rates fall by nearly 30 per cent. 

British scientists involved in the UK trials said the results were “exciting” and, once rolled out, the drug could help lessen the need for lockdown restrictions by removing the burden on the

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Britney Spears reveals she burned down her personal gym: ‘It was an accident…’

Britney Spears has a solid excuse for not hitting the gym recently.

The “Lucky” songstress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her workout routine with her followers. But before she got into the exercises, Spears gave a casual update on why she hasn’t been to her personal gym in a while.

“Hey, guys! I’m in my gym right now. I haven’t been in here for, like, six months, because I burned my gym down unfortunately,” she said. “I had two candles, and yeah, one thing led to another, and I burned it down.”

After explaining that she only has two pieces of exercise equipment left after the fire, Spears started working out with a pair of dumbbells.

The pop star gave more details about the fiery accident in her post’s caption.

“It was an accident …. but yes …. I burnt it down,” she wrote. “I walked past the

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Coronavirus updates: Trump wants Michigan governor to make 'deal'

Coronavirus updates: Trump wants Michigan governor to make ‘deal’

We’ll keep this page updated with the biggest coronavirus headlines of the day. Scroll down for more information on each story and check back for updates.

Here’s the latest:

  • The Capitol’s top doctor says there aren’t enough coronavirus tests for all 100 senators, even though the White House rapidly tests anyone in contact with Trump and Pence.
  • Trump calls protesters who carried guns into the Michigan state capitol ‘very good people’ and says the governor should ‘make a deal’ with them.
  • An executive at the largest recipient of PPP money has stepped down as the hotel chain still reviews whether to return the money.
  • The Dow tumbled 350 points as major tech earnings land short of hopes.
  • Intelligence officials and disease experts are shooting down Trump’s claim that the US has good reason to believe the coronavirus originated in a Wuhan lab.
  • More than 1 million people around the world
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Coronavirus-closed Virginia gyms lose battle to reopen

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A Virginia judge ruled to keep a chain of gyms closed under a statewide shutdown order.

In a video call Thursday, Culpeper Circuit Court Judge Claude Worrell denied the franchise owner of nine Gold’s Gym facilities, which have been closed since late March, an injunction that would have kept them open despite the ongoing coronavirus shutdown. Owner Merrill C. Hall was represented by state Senators Ryan McDougle and Bill Stanley, who are Republicans.

Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, issued an executive order closing down nonessential businesses, including gyms, hair salons and other businesses, until May 8 because of the pandemic. Northam also issued a stay-at-home order for residents effective through June 10.


Gold’s Gym argued the facilities should be allowed to reopen since they consider them private

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How to clean a sponge so that it is free from germs and viruses

How to clean a sponge so that it is free from germs and viruses

Microwave your sponge for one minute to clean it.
Microwave your sponge for one minute to clean it.

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  • Sponges carry a host of bacteria, including fecal germs and bacteria that can cause diarrhea.

  • You can put your sponge on the top shelf of the dishwasher in order to let the heat kill the germs. 

  • You can also microwave a sponge to kill bacteria, but this method is not foolproof. 

  • This article was medically reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who specializes in infectious diseases related to allergies and immunology for internal medicine at NYU Langone Health.  

  • This story is part of Insider’s guide on How to Kill Germs.

Unless your sponge is brand new, it almost certainly harbors all sorts of germs. Some of those germs might just make the sponge smell but others could potentially make you sick.

Janilyn Hutchings, a certified professional in food safety and a food scientist for StateFoodSafety, says about sponges: “If

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