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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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Wedding guest demands bride returns expensive gift after being disinvited due to…

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A bride's best friend has demanded her expensive gift back
A bride’s best friend has demanded her expensive gift back.

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People are divided after a woman revealed she’d demanded a wedding gift back from her best friend.

A woman has asked for advice online after she demanded her best friend return the expensive wedding gift she’d given her.

Writing on Reddit, the anonymous user explained that she had helped her friend Stacey prepare for her wedding for ‘over 20 hours’.

But the bride and groom were forced to disinvite most of their guests last minute due to new coronavirus rules.

The woman wrote: “The wedding was set to be beautiful. Stacey and I spent countless hours together pouring over every single detail.

Weddings have now been reduced to 15 people in England
Weddings have now been reduced to 15 people in England.

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“Vows, invites, menu, flowers, table settings. You name it, we covered it. It was A LOT of work,

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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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1 Million Married Women Lost Their Jobs Last Month Due to Back-to-School Season

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Back-to-school season is tough enough on working parents. This year, it’s devastating — and for one group in particular. 

According to the newest count from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, married women lost almost one million jobs in September. Meanwhile, married men lost nearly 800,000 jobs, and both single men and women steadily earned jobs back.

“This month the number of women leaving the labor market was larger than total job gains,” economist Michael Madowitz wrote for the Center for American Progress. “Women’s employment has taken an unprecedented hit in this recession, with economists fearing a lost generation of mothers.”

The statement echoes what Betsey Stevenson, an economics professor at the University of Michigan, previously told the New York Times: “We

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

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  • 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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1 in 4 women are thinking about altering their careers due to Covid-19

The coronavirus crisis is continuing to impact the way we all live and work, but new data from Lean In and McKinsey & Company shows that women are being disproportionately affected by today’s pandemic. 

In its newly released “Women in the Workplace” report, Lean In and McKinsey & Company found that one in four women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce due to the impact of Covid-19. 

“This is the most alarming report we’ve ever seen,” Facebook’s chief operating officer and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg tells CNBC Make It. “I think what’s happening is this report confirms what people have suspected, but we haven’t really had the data, which is that the coronavirus is hitting women incredibly hard and really risks undoing the progress we’ve made for women in the workforce.”

From the beginning of 2015 to the beginning of 2020, the share of women in

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