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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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YouTube shopping to become a reality soon! Google has a plan

Every toy, gadget and good you see on YouTube could soon be for sale online —not on Amazon, but right on YouTube itself.

The world’s largest video site recently started asking creators to use YouTube software to tag and track products featured in their clips. The data will then be linked to analytics and shopping tools from parent Google.

The goal is to convert YouTube’s bounty of videos into a vast catalog of items that viewers can peruse, click on and buy directly, according to people familiar with the situation. The company is also testing a new integration with Shopify Inc. for selling items through YouTube.

A YouTube spokesperson confirmed the company is testing these features with a limited number of video channels. Creators will have control over the products that are displayed, the spokesperson said. The company described this as an experiment and declined to share more details.

The

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Australian-style offshore asylum plan driven by No 10

Video: ‘We are at a decisive moment’: EU warns of slim window to avoid repeat of prior virus peak (France 24)

‘We are at a decisive moment’: EU warns of slim window to avoid repeat of prior virus peak

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When news of government plans to send migrants to Ascension Island broke in the Financial Times on Tuesday night, sources close to the home secretary, Priti Patel, were quick to distance her from the idea of building asylum seeker detention facilities on remote volcanic outcrops in the Atlantic Ocean. “The home secretary would not want something like this,” one ally insisted.



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Government documents seen by the Guardian appear to lend credence to the idea that the home secretary is not behind the plan. It was Downing Street. Exactly who in No 10 is the driving force behind the

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‘Killing Eve’ Licensing Plan Hatched At IMG In Deal With AMC Networks, Sid Gentle Films

AMC Networks and Sid Gentle Films have made IMG the exclusive worldwide licensing representative for Killing Eve as the BBC America breakout looks to extend its brand across fashion, beauty, travel and other categories.

It will be the first consumer product and licensing foray for the spy thriller, with potential deals for fashion products, apparel, accessories and beauty as well as travel and games, both areas suited to the show. AMC Networks controls merchandise and licensing rights for Killing Eve, while Sid Gentle Films has them for the rest of world. 

Produced by Sid Gentle and distributed by IMG corporate sibling Endeavor Content, Killing Eve follows Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. Since premiering on BBC America in 2018, it has gone on to win awards and airs in more than 140 countries.

“In Killing Eve, the sharpness of the dialogue, and the quality of the performances has always been matched

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Stacey Abrams’ Guide to Early Voting: ‘Make a Plan’

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voter activist Stacey Abrams doesn’t want to see what happened in 2018 happen again in 2020.

Abrams lost the Georgia election to Brian Kemp amid widespread accusations that Kemp’s campaign had engaged in voter suppression. That’s why she’s getting out the word far and wide about the need for every voter to put some thought into their voting plan, and why she joined Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortes’ documentary “All In: The Fight for Democracy” as a producer. The Amazon Prime Video documentary’s timely message is about fighting voter suppression and making sure every citizen has the right to vote.

Abrams provides a step by step voting guide below and asks that people make a plan and think ahead. As Abrams puts it, “Those who use voting by mail are the people who shop for Christmas in October. And then, some shop on Christmas Eve.”

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