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Parts of Charles Street to be closed to drivers to expand outdoor dining, shopping during pandemic

Portions of Charles Street is going to be closed on Saturday for a “pedestrian takeover,” allowing for expanded outdoor shopping and dining amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore helped orchestrate the “Charles Street Promenade” that closes portions of Charles Street from Saratoga Street to North Avenue from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

People will be able to shop and eat at numerous places along the street including Brewers Art, Homeslyce, Mick O’Sheas, Aloha Sushi and Tapas Teatro, the partnership said in a news release. Mount Vernon Place will also offer free fitness classes.

Public health experts have said outdoor dining is safer than eating inside because of the lower risk of transmission for the coronavirus. Many Baltimore restaurants adjusted their operation to accommodate expanded outdoor dining in response to the pandemic. The move to close Charles Street to motorists is similar to strategy officials used in Fells

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6 British high street fashion names that could still be saved

It has been one of the toughest years in history for all retailers, globally. In Britain, some of our biggest and most popular firms remain jittery following abrupt store closures during the first stage of lockdown in spring, plus there is a general drop in consumer spending to contend with, as people have less occasions to buy new clothes for. John Lewis announced several shop shutterings amounting to 1,300 job losses, Marks & Spencer will axe 7,000 jobs, and Clarks will cut 50 out of its 345 UK shops.

But for certain high street brands which were already under pressure before the coronavirus crisis, the challenges of this year have pushed them to the brink – or over it, in many cases. The administration packages now being negotiated for these brands, often with foreign investment firms, typically prioritise a future of online-only trading, rather than in bricks-and-mortar retail. As well

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9 Fall Outfit Ideas Inspired by The Street Style Crew at Paris Fashion Week

Not many peacocks flocked to Paris Fashion Week this season. The spring 2021 shows are normally swarming with decadent and over-the-top fashion on the streets. But this time around, things were different. Due to the pandemic, there were fewer physical runway presentations, no major events, and with travel restrictions still in place, fewer people in attendance. The street style reflected this forced, new sense of calm and quiet. Those who attended Paris Fashion Week certainly got dressed up, and to be sure, there was plenty of major fashion to behold during the last week or so. But mostly, the street style crew spotted in the City of Light kept things sartorially chill.

They mixed and matched classics, and favored jeans and easy jackets over heavy, embellished dresses and outerwear. Though, there were some feathers and wild prints too, the former of which was spotted on comfy sweats that deserved to

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1 arrested, another wanted after shooting death on Senate Street

Investigators say 20-year-old Zachery Jamell Williams turned himself over to authorities.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Columbia police have taken into custody a second suspect in connection to the shooting death of a Greenville man who had come to Columbia for a wedding.  

Investigators say 20-year-old Zachery Jamell Williams turned himself in Thursday morning with the help of his attorney. In a crime alert online, the University of South Carolina said Williams is a current USC student. 

Police had already arrested 20-year-old Xavier York Glover, who is charged with murder and armed robbery. 

Police say 26-year-old Wesley Colin Brown was walking alone along the 1700 block of Senate Street on Sunday morning, when he was shot. Investigators believe Williams approached Brown, stole a personal belonging and shot him before the two suspects drove away from the scene.

RELATED: Man who came to Columbia for wedding shot, killed, police say

After the crime,

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Shop Colorful Accessories Inspired by Street Style Stars

Although, for obvious reasons, nearly everything about the spring 2021 shows was markedly different than years past, good style remains as timeless as ever. This season, attendees in London, Paris, and Milan accented their ensembles with bright, eye-catching accessories. From colorful neon earrings to eye-popping specs, these lively adornments add a playful feel to otherwise buttoned-up outfits. And it’s a tip easily applied to our own wardrobes, even while staying put at home. Liven up an outfit with a pair of bright shoes or a day glow hair accessory—talk about a low lift with a high reward. Below, shop five of this season’s standout colorful accessories.

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Neon Earrings

Coordinate your neon green earrings with your shoes, or let them stand out on their own.

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Eera Chiara 18kt white-gold and diamond single earring

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Alison Lou aqua thin medium jelly hoop earrings

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Bea Bongiasca tendril

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Sesame Street to air special on racism ’and model how children can stand up to it’

Sesame Workshop will address racism and model how children can stand up to it in “The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special” that will debut on Oct. 15.

Sesame Workshop said the special is “designed as a co-viewing experience for children and families.”

The show will stream on HBO Max and PBS KIDS starting Thursday, Oct. 15, and debut on PBS stations the same day. The special will re-air throughout October and November on PBS stations and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel.

“’Sesame Street’ has the ability to entertain children while explaining complex issues like no other program and equips families and caregivers with the support they need to have empathetic conversations,” said Kay Wilson Stallings, executive vice president of Creative and Production at Sesame Workshop.

“We believe that this moment calls for a direct discussion about racism to help children grasp the issues and teach them that they

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NYC tailor rebels against fashion waste by fixing clothes from street cart

  • New York City tailor Makayla Wray mends clothes on the streets of Manhattan from her mobile cart.
  • She’s pushing back against the fast fashion industry by urging consumers to save their old clothes and have them repaired rather than buying more.
  • Fiber from discarded clothes amounts to over 37 million tons of material wasted each year.
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Makayla Wray wants to show people that style doesn’t have to come from buying new clothes.

The 29-year-old is running her own mobile sewing shop in the streets of New York City, revamping old clothes on the spot.

People can stop by her mobile Manhattan sewing shop and drop off anything for her to revamp.

Wray has seen firsthand the piles of waste that come from big fashion manufacturers. Now, she’s urging people to save their clothes.

“A lot of people do think that fast

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Coronation Street spoilers: Sally and Tim’s wedding ruined by Geoff?

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The moment Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) in Coronation Street finally stood up to his dad Geoff (Ian Bartholomew) was one we will never forget.

It’s been a tricky time for Tim and Sally (Sally Dynevor) as of late, their relationship has been tested and pushed to near breaking point during the times where Tim would defend his dad and Sally would beg him to see Geoff for the controlling person he is.

Now Tim has disowned his dad he and Sally can finally begin preparations for their wedding. As the plans get underway for the big day, it would appear Geoff is in the middle of planning something…but what could it be?

Determined Geoff mustn’t find out, Tim and Sally secretly plan their wedding with Abi (Sally Carman), Faye (Ellie Leach) and Gail (Helen Worth) on side. But as they enjoy a low key hen party in the

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5 Alexa Chung Street Style Outfits That I Still Want to Copy

I don’t like to sound like a screaming fan—I really don’t—but I would be lying if I didn’t say that I’ve been a big fan of Alexa Chung’s style for the last 13 years. Long before Instagram was even a twinkle in the internet’s eye and when Kim Kardashian was just another reality TV star, I was fawning over the quirky-cool stylings of young Chung in her Popworld and T4 presenter days. Over the intervening years, we’ve watched as her stardom has ascended: Chanel muse, It girl, fashion-week darling, and, of course, a fashion designer in her own right. Oh, how far we’ve come. 

While the world has changed and my personal style has evolved from teen to twenty-something, Chung’s sartorial appeal is unwavering. She continues to dole out winning ensembles to a new generation of fashion lovers, and I feel like it is a testament to her taste that

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UW researchers driving around Seattle using Street View-style camera to study response to pandemic

In images of of the streets of Seattle, University of Washington researchers are using algorithms to help identify things such as cars, people and whether they are physically distancing in each frame of (University of Washington Photo)

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life as we know it in Seattle, and a team from the University of Washington is conducting research using images from around the city to better understand just how much.

Since May, researchers have been driving around Seattle, scanning the streets with a car-mounted camera similar to Google’s Street View technology. Images capture a particular point in time and illustrate whether people are outside, how many cars are on the road, which business are open and so forth. According to UW News, researchers hope the massive data set will help answer questions about what makes a city resilient and how to better prepare for potential future pandemics and

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