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January 22, 2021

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On Factory Floors, a Chime and Flashing Light to Maintain Distance

New York Times
BERLIN — The 2019-20 National Basketball Association season was suspended for over 140 days after a player tested positive for the coronavirus. But once play resumed in late July, no other players tested positive. The league was able to evade the virus by requiring teams to live and play their......

Saturday Sessions: Michael Kiwanuka performs “Light”

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Born in London to Ugandan immigrants, musician Michael Kiwanuka gained wide acclaim when his second album, “Love & Hate,” hit number one on the British charts. His third collection, the self-titled “Kiwanuka,” won this year’s Mercury Prize — given......

Images of Light: Christmas Services Penetrate Darkness Around the World

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Christmas falls on one of the darkest days of the year, coming soon after winter solstice. This year, it also came during a dark time for humanity amid a worldwide viral pandemic. “Here we are, celebrating Christmas, yet......

Mourinho Makes Light of Liverpool’s Injury Issues

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho downplayed the severity of Liverpool’s list of absentees ahead of the teams’ top-of-the-table match in the Premier League, saying Tuesday the champion’s only “big injury” is Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool will......

2020 has shone a light on the importance of good teachers, but many are paid less than a living wage in the U.S.

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Teacher quality is the No. 1 school-related factor in student achievement. Yet, the profession is in turmoil: many earn less than a family living wage, up to a quarter of the workforce leaves teaching annually and about one-fifth are forced......

Florida lawmakers to again ponder pulling the plug on red light cameras

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 63 Florida cities were operating 638 red light cameras in 2018. On Nov. 24, the Florida Supreme Court refused to take up a case challenging the South Florida......

Alonso makes light of ‘young driver’ test concern

Reuters
(Reuters) – Double world champion Fernando Alonso has defended his inclusion in a Formula One ‘young driver’ test at the age of 39, saying he needed laps under his belt before his comeback next year. FILE PHOTO: Rallying – Dakar Rally Preview – King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia......

Turns Out, Platypuses Glow Blue-Green Under A UV Light And Scientists Are Not Yet Sure Why

IA
Platypuses are some of the weirdest animals on the planet. They look like beavers, have a face like a duck, and, if you haven’t heard it already, they are venomous and lay eggs. A bizarre combination to say the least. So, to top it all off, scientists also found out......

Court depositions shed light on Oregon’s pandemic response for schools

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Oregon’s education boss allegedly did not plan on providing private schools with state-mandated face masks, according to a lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown’s health orders from three Christian private schools. The three schools in question—Horizon Christian School, McMinnville Christian......

Tokyo Olympics Organizers Promote Games as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel

New York Times
Motoko Rich and Matthew Futterman Alan Dizdarevic, whose company, CoSport, handles Olympic ticket sales for the United States, Australia and six other countries, said that although Tokyo organizers offered refunds early in the pandemic, the vast majority of people who bought tickets decided to keep at least some of them.......

After Being Spotted Eating Sugarcane, Baby Elephant Tries To Hide Behind A Light Pole

IA
Around 2,000 elephants are living in the wild in Thailand, and one of them made headlines this week. A baby elephant was captured on camera in Chiang Mai, north Thailand, committing the cheekiest “crime” ever—the playful elephant was apparently feasting on some sugarcanes in a farmer’s field when approached by......

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