Nashoba At Night Goes Online Amid Pandemic

WESTFORD, MA — Amid pandemic, it seems like everyone has had to make adjustments to how things are done. Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Nashoba at Night adult-education program has also pivoted. But the refocus comes at a time when some trades are looking for new employees.

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.4 million across the US in August, reflecting the continued resumption of economic activity across the nation since the coronavirus pandemic negatively impacted employment in March and April, according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Construction, along with health care and personal care, will account for one-third of all new jobs through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“We’re focusing on career-enhancing and licensure training programs right now,” Nashoba Tech’s director of Postsecondary & Community Education Jobee O’Sullivan said. “There is a big demand for all of these programs. More people are retiring now than there

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Losing Your Hair Can Be Another Consequence of the Pandemic

Annrene Rowe was hospitalized for 12 days with coronavirus symptoms earlier this year; since then, she has noticed her hair falling out in clumps.(Eve Edelheit/The New York Times)
Annrene Rowe was hospitalized for 12 days with coronavirus symptoms earlier this year; since then, she has noticed her hair falling out in clumps.(Eve Edelheit/The New York Times)

Annrene Rowe was getting ready to celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary this summer when she noticed a bald spot on her scalp. In the following days, her thick, shoulder-length hair started falling out in clumps, bunching up in the shower drain.

“I was crying hysterically,” said Rowe, 67, of Anna Maria, Florida.

Rowe, who was hospitalized for 12 days in April with symptoms of the coronavirus, soon found strikingly similar stories in online groups of COVID-19 survivors. Many said that several months after contracting the virus, they began shedding startling amounts of hair.

Doctors say they too are seeing many more patients with hair loss, a phenomenon they believe is indeed related to the coronavirus pandemic, affecting both people who had the

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If a metal album is released in a pandemic, does it make a sound? Deftones are about to find out

"I think of all the shows I've played where the whole point is that I'm in people's faces screaming," says Deftones singer Chino Moreno. "I don't know when that'll ever happen again." <span class="copyright">(Tamar Levine)</span>
“I think of all the shows I’ve played where the whole point is that I’m in people’s faces screaming,” says Deftones singer Chino Moreno. “I don’t know when that’ll ever happen again.” (Tamar Levine)

The job of any good metal album is capturing fans’ collective despair and fury. But how do you get them into a new record if even the band can’t be in the same room together due to COVID-19?

When Chino Moreno tracked his vocals for Deftones’ new album “Ohms,” he barely bumped into a soul.

“Instead of getting a hotel, Terry [Date, the band’s producer] had this trailer in his driveway and I slept out there. I wouldn’t even go to the store for groceries,” Moreno, 47, says of the weeks in rural Woodinville, Wash., finishing the album as COVID-19 shut down concerts and any other place where people got within spitting distance. “This was back

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Working From Home in a Pandemic Is Not Shirking It


3 “Strong Buy” Stocks That Are Flirting With a Bottom

In the investing game, it’s not only about what you buy; it’s about when you buy it. One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around the Street, “buy low” is touted as a tried-and-true tactic.Sure, the strategy seems simple. Stock prices naturally fluctuate on the basis of several factors like earnings results and the macro environment, amongst others, with investors trying to time the market and determine when stocks have hit a bottom. In practice, however, executing on this strategy is no easy task.On top of this, given the volatility that has ruled the markets over the last few weeks, how are investors supposed to gauge when a name is flirting with a bottom? That’s where the Wall Street pros come in.These expert stock pickers have identified three compelling tickers whose current share prices land close to

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Parsippany’s CrossFit Clan Refuses To Let Pandemic Stop Them

PARSIPPANY, NJ—There are workouts, and then there’s CrossFit. There are gyms, and then there’s Parsippany’s Crossfit Clan, a group of dedicated people who have refused to allow the global pandemic to get in the way of their fitness goals.

When gyms and other nonessential businesses shut down last March, Axel Sanchez, Director of Operations at CrossFit Clan, knew his clients weren’t going to just sit around and wait. Sanchez, who has been in the fitness industry for more than 12 years, knew his CrossFit community would need workouts.

The studio tried what most other gyms and trainers tried—they started holding classes online via Zoom. It worked for some gyms, but not CrossFit Clan.

“At CrossFit, when you look to your left and your right when you’re working out,” said Sanchez, “the person next to you is motivating you to get through the workout. So on Zoom, the energy isn’t really

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World leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathering remotely Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its march across the globe. In the words of Kazakhstan’s president, it was “a critical collapse of global cooperation.”

“Our world has been turned upside down,” said Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo. “We all fell together and looked into the abyss together.”

The coronavirus pandemic and its consequences topped the list of concerns on the second day of prerecorded speeches by world leaders at the General Assembly’s first virtual high-level meeting. Countries large and small spoke about struggling to deal with its impact without international coordination.

Pleas for the world to work together to combat the scourge and other global problems have taken the forefront at this week’s U.N. gathering that itself was altered by the virus.

“A pandemic is by

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Samira Wiley Says Getting a Flu Shot Is ‘So Important’ During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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For Samira Wiley, getting an annual flu shot has always been important. But this year, because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, she says that it is more critical than ever.

Experts predict an upcoming “twindemic” between the flu and the coronavirus in the fall and winter. “These two things are going to be happening at the same time,” Wiley, 33, tells PEOPLE. “Getting a flu shot is so important because our health care system can’t handle everything that would be happening if everyone didn’t get the flu shot.”

Noting that her family always made sure that she got a flu shot ever since she was little, Wiley says they set an important example.

“It has always been so important for me to get the flu shot to make sure that not only am I safe, but of course, anyone that I come into contact with is safe.”


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Colleges Are Already Moving to Cancel Spring Break to ‘Mitigate the Possible Risks’ During Pandemic

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Several colleges and universities across the country are removing spring break from their academic calendars amid concerns that it would cause a spike in coronavirus cases.

On Thursday, the University of Michigan became the latest school to cancel the annual vacation period, historically marked with travel and partying among college students.

According to a letter penned by University of Michigan Dearborn Chancellor Domenico Grasso to request the change, the move would “mitigate the possible risks associated with campus community members who may have traveled during the middle of the semester,” ABC News reported.

The institution joined a handful of other Big Ten universities who have already scrapped the spring vacation, including University of Wisconsin-Madison, Purdue University, Ohio State University and the University of Iowa.

RELATED: Spring Breakers Pack Some Florida Beaches, Ignoring Social Distancing Warning Amid Coronavirus

Other universities also taking the

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Special needs students struggle to adapt to on-screen, hands-off learning amid pandemic

For sixth-grader Santiago Casas, who has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, going to school means staying home and staring at a computer for six hours.

The screen, like a drawbridge stuck in the up position, has left him stranded, cut off from the cognitive and social nurturing he received in the classroom.

He has trouble with organization, so clicking between online calendars, messages, documents and assignments for six advanced classes is “like negotiating a maze,” said his mother. He has trouble concentrating, so sitting still through the 115-minute periods of his new online block schedule at Glades Middle School on two-dimensional Zoom and Teams meeting platforms is “like torture,” she said.

Santiago used to love school. Now he hates it. So do his parents and teachers. Remote learning, a disruption to everyone’s education during the coronavirus pandemic, creates an even higher barrier for students with special physical, emotional and

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‘Zoom Bombing’ Is A Pandemic Thing; It’s Also A Bullying Thing

ACROSS AMERICA — The timing of the “Zoom bombing” in a high-profile federal court hearing Friday in Georgia made it especially hurtful, but it’s emblematic of the intrusions that courts, schools, businesses and government councils are confronting as they gather online during the coronavirus pandemic.

Zoom bombing — to be clear, it happens on Google Meet and other videoconferencing platforms, too — is a relatively new form of cyberbullying that’s exposing everyone from kindergartners to senior court judges and a lot of people in between to behaviors that range from benign hijinks to racist screeds to criminal conduct.

And, some kids are still bullying other kids, finding new ways in virtual classrooms to torment their classmates.

Friday was the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, and an intruder going by the username “Osama” took control of an online hearing and flashed videos and still images of the terror attacks,

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