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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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2020 Fall Foliage Expected To Be One Of The Best

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – While so many other things about 2020 have been strange, a seasonal favorite is arriving right on schedule.

Pennsylvania’s fall foliage is an annual show put on by mother nature and the experts say this year is shaping up to be one of the best.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources each year tracks the changing leaves. This time around David Planinsek from the Division of Forestry says the colors are brilliant.

“In particular this weekend I think a great place to send you would be the higher elevations of the Laurel Highlands,” Planinske said. “I was just there this morning and visited there. And I can tell you at the leaves are beautiful as of today, and will only continue to get better, through this weekend.”

So where should you point your GPS? Planinsek says:

“So we’re looking at Western Westmoreland County. All of

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‘Zoom-worthy’ pieces like earrings and necklaces are selling though jewelry is expected to take a COVID-19 hit in 2020


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People who are working from home are still getting dressed up from the neck up for videoconference meetings, and Signet Jewelers Ltd. Chief Executive Virginia Drosos says earrings and pendants are selling as a result. But the jewelry category is expected to take a hit in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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Drosos told MarketWatch that “Zoom-worthy jewelry” and bridal pieces like engagement rings continue attract consumers during the pandemic.

“Consumers are buying jewelry that represents the times,” Drosos said, highlighting things that are top-of-mind for consumers these days like good health and strong relationships. “We aren’t celebrating by going out to dinner or on a big vacation so buying something that memorializes where we are is important to people.”

Many shoppers, even those buying jewelry, are heading to e-commerce sites to make a purchase or do research. “Jewelry is a category that has moved slowly to

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Hipages expected to follow Adore Beauty’s lead for lower risk IPO

It is understood Hipages will look to raise $40 million through an issue of new shares for its IPO, while a shareholder selldown would account for another $50 million to $70 million.

The amount of the selldown depends on how much Hipages’ existing shareholders – including News Corporation’s News Pty Ltd, fund manager Ellerston Capital and venture capital firm Right Click Capital – sell into the transaction, which is yet to be determined.

GS says Hipages worth up to $370m

Sources said News Corp – which owns about 30 per cent of the business – was unlikely to be a big seller, while Right Click wanted to offload some of its stake.

Funds raised would help Hipages pay off $12 million in venture debt and help the company invest in its brand and products. The 200-person Hipages helps tradespeople generate business leads through an online marketplace but wants to expand

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‘Zoom-worthy’ pieces are selling though jewelry expected to take a COVID-19 hit

People who are working from home are still getting dressed up from the neck up for videoconference meetings, and Signet Jewelers Ltd. Chief Executive Virginia Drosos says earrings and pendants are selling as a result. But the jewelry category is expected to take a hit in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Drosos told MarketWatch that “Zoom-worthy jewelry” and bridal pieces like engagement rings continue attract consumers during the pandemic.

“Consumers are buying jewelry that represents the times,” Drosos said, highlighting things that are top-of-mind for consumers these days like good health and strong relationships. “We aren’t celebrating by going out to dinner or on a big vacation so buying something that memorializes where we are is important to people.”

Many shoppers, even those buying jewelry, are heading to e-commerce sites to make a purchase or do research. “Jewelry is a category that has moved slowly to online,” Drosos said.

Watch: Why

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‘Zoom-worthy’ pieces like earrings and necklaces are selling though jewelry is expected to take a COVID-19 hit in 2020

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People who are working from home are still getting dressed up from the neck up for videoconference meetings, and Signet Jewelers Ltd. Chief Executive Virginia Drosos says earrings and pendants are selling as a result. But the jewelry category is expected to take a hit in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Drosos told MarketWatch that “Zoom-worthy jewelry” and bridal pieces like engagement rings continue attract consumers during the pandemic.

“Consumers are buying jewelry that represents the times,” Drosos said, highlighting things that are top-of-mind for consumers these days like good health and strong relationships. “We aren’t celebrating by going out to dinner or on a big vacation so buying something that memorializes where we are is important to people.”

Many shoppers, even those buying jewelry, are heading to e-commerce sites (link)to make a purchase or do research. “Jewelry is a category that has moved slowly to online,” Drosos said.

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Premier League under/over betting coupon best bets from Infogol’s expected goals model

Using expected goals (xG) data, Infogol’s Jake Osgathorpe picks out the best value bets in the over/under markets from Sunday’s Premier League action.

Infogol is a revolutionary football product, which harnesses Opta data to power an expected goals model. Expected Goals quantifies the quality of a scoring opportunity, allocating each chance a probability of it finding the back of the net.

The xG metric can be used to assess teams and their performances, and it also helps to give an insight into future prospects, which in turn helps with betting.


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Leicester City are the surprise name at the top of the early Premier League table after a stunning 5-2 win at Manchester City last weekend, a game in which they deservedly picked up three points (xG: MCI 1.5

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Walmart is overhauling 200 of its stores into an airport-inspired theme expected to perfectly blend the online and in-store shopping experience



a woman holding a cell phone: A Walmart shopper checks the company's mobile app next to a store directory. Courtesy of Walmart


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  • Walmart is redesigning 200 supercenters across the country, with an eye toward combining shoppers’ digital and in-store experiences.
  • The newly-refurbished stores will feature bolder signage to reflect and encourage app usage, more self-checkout kiosks, and separate sections for toys, electronics, and baby products.
  • “We’ve tried to think through how we help customers discover and get inspiration online and reflect that in terms of a completely new store look and feel,” Walmart Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside told Business Insider.
  • The remodeling project will expand to 1,000 stores by the end of 2021.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Walmart will remodel 200 of its Supercenters by the end of 2020 to encourage a more “digitally-enabled shopping experience” featuring bolder signage, contactless checkout, and airport-inspired crowd management techniques, according

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Apple Accessories Market Report 2020: Global Market was Valued at USD 19.9 Billion in 2019 and is Expected to Reach Over USD 27.4 Billion by 2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Apple Accessories Market, By Product Type, By Distribution Channel, and By Region: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2019 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global Apple accessories market was valued at USD 19.9 Billion in 2019 and is expected to reach over USD 27.4 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of around 4.7% during the forecast period from 2020 to 2026.

Apple has become a very popular brand and iPhone is the most selling product of apple brand due to which the usage for screen guards has also increased to a larger extent as it is the most important accessory. Also, introduction of various new models in iPhone at a budget friendly rate has also increased the usage of screen guards which is a driving factor for the apple accessories market.

Global Apple Accessories Market: Overview

Apple Inc. is

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