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Moscow asks elderly to stay home amid new surge

MOSCOW — Moscow authorities have issued a recommendation for the elderly to stay at home and for employers to allow as many people as possible to work remotely, following a rapid growth of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital.

On Friday, health officials reported 7,212 new cases, the highest daily surge since June. In Moscow, the number of new daily infections started to grow last week and was up to over 1,500 on Friday from under 700 two weeks ago.

“None of us want to return to severe restrictions (that were in place) this spring. I hope we can avoid that,” Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote in his blog.

Sobyanin urged people over 65 years old and those suffering from chronic illnesses to stay at home starting from Monday, limit their contacts with others and leave their residence only when necessary. Employers are recommended to allow as many people as

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10 New Digital Fitness Platforms To Reinvigorate Your Home Workouts

It’s been more than six months since everyone’s lives shifted amid the global pandemic. Offices cleared out, fitness studios closed their doors, and our homes became the places we truly did everything. After a while, your fitness routine can start to lose its luster, and that’s why these new digital fitness platforms can help breathe new life into your at-home workouts.

One thing that quarantine brought the world—aside from TikTok dances and a new level of Netflix binge-watching—was a boom of digital fitness platforms. With gyms and fitness studios closed and many instructors out of work, there was a hustle to make everything virtual as quickly as possible. If you’ve been wanting to spice up your routine and try something new, these are some of the best new options available.

The best new digital fitness platforms of 2020

1. Erika Bloom Pilates

Cost: $90/month

Celebrity Pilates instructor Erika Bloom is

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Working From Home in a Pandemic Is Not Shirking It

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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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9 New Digital Fitness Platforms To Reinvigorate Your Home Workouts

It’s been more than six months since everyone’s lives shifted amid the global pandemic. Offices cleared out, fitness studios closed their doors, and our homes became the places we truly did everything. After a while, your fitness routine can start to lose its luster, and that’s why these new digital fitness platforms can help breathe new life into your at-home workouts.

One thing that quarantine brought the world—aside from TikTok dances and a new level of Netflix binge-watching—was a boom of digital fitness platforms. With gyms and fitness studios closed and many instructors out of work, there was a hustle to make everything virtual as quickly as possible. If you’ve been wanting to spice up your routine and try something new, these are some of the best new options available.

The best new digital fitness platforms of 2020

1. Erika Bloom Pilates

Cost: $90/month

Celebrity Pilates instructor Erika Bloom is

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6 best ergonomic office chairs that make working from home more comfortable

Say goodbye to back pains without compromising on style (The Independent/iStock)
Say goodbye to back pains without compromising on style (The Independent/iStock)

If you’re an average Brit, your desk chair could well be one of the most important objects in your life. Eighty-one per cent of us spend between four and nine hours a day seated at our desks. Our choice of chair will affect our comfort, concentration and wellbeing during every minute of that time, whether we’re consciously aware of that or not.

Harvey Kempton, head of key accounts at Flokk, a desk chair specialist, says in order to choose the right chair, you should consider these factors: “Start with how you work. What is your working day like? Do you use computers regularly? Are you a writer, for instance? Do you copy type? It’s not just about the chair; it’s about where your keyboard is, your mouse is, where your paperwork is being supported. The chair needs to make

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Steering clear of the gym? Here’s where to find home workout equipment on sale.

Steering clear of the gym? Here's where to find home workout equipment on sale.
Steering clear of the gym? Here’s where to find home workout equipment on sale.
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TL;DR: As of Sept. 11, select home gym equipment is on sale for up to $2,400 off at Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

If Peloton’s recent sale milestones have shown us anything, it’s that people will go to great lengths to recreate the gym experience at home amid the COIVD-19 pandemic. But we’ll go out on a limb and guess that $2,000 (on top of membership fees) isn’t a reasonable ask for most shoppers in need of new workout equipment.

SEE ALSO: The best workout equipment for building a home gym

The thing is, finding workout equipment on sale online can be tricky. Lately, we’ve seen one of two things happening: Either retailers’ supplies are almost completely depleted, or they’ll list items “on sale”

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Woman Impacted by 9/11 Takes Out $800K Loan Against Her NYC Home to Give PPE to Pandemic Workers

Robert A. Ripps Rhonda Roland Shearer

Rhonda Roland Shearer is no stranger to helping others obtain protective equipment in times of disaster and emergency.

Just days after the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, the New York resident and her daughter, London Allen, showed up to Ground Zero and started the main supply operation to hand out 3M P100s respirator masks and other personal protective equipment to first responders in need.

“The striking narrative was that everybody had everything they needed, but when you actually were at Ground Zero, people didn’t have it,” Shearer, 66, tells PEOPLE. “So we saw what they needed and went about getting thousands of them.”

Nineteen years later, Shearer is back on the frontlines — this time, with her nonprofit initiative, Cut Red Tape 4 Heroes, as they stand outside dozens of New York City hospitals and public housing complexes to hand out PPE kits to

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London heads pledge that they’ll make sure students catch up after months at home

Alun Ebenezer, head of Fulham Boys School, which will open next week: Lucy Young
Alun Ebenezer, head of Fulham Boys School, which will open next week: Lucy Young

London headteachers today said they are determined that students will catch up on the education they missed during lockdown as the first pupils began returning to lessons.

It comes as research suggested that most pupils will be three months behind in their studies when they return to the classroom.

Schools today began reopening fully to pupils for the first time since March, with 97 per cent expected to be back open in the coming days. A poll of nearly 3,000 school leaders and teachers by the National Foundation for Educational Research found that 98 per cent felt that students are behind academically, with boys likely to have fallen further behind girls.

Teachers also said the learning gap between rich and poor pupils has grown by almost half since schools closed.

Alun Ebenezer, head of Fulham Boys

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Civil servants told to stay working from home over second spike fears

Whitehall in London could remain on minimal staff due to second wave fears - Getty Images Europe
Whitehall in London could remain on minimal staff due to second wave fears – Getty Images Europe
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Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

Civil servants are telling Whitehall staff not to return to the office because the Government will reverse its back-to-work stance in the face of a second wave of coronavirus.

Ministers hope the reopening of all schools tomorrow will herald a widespread return to workplaces, but they have failed to persuade staff in their own departments to end home working.

Only a handful of staff are physically present in many Whitehall buildings designed for thousands of people, and ministers are encountering huge resistance from their staff.

One minister said: “We told the staff weeks ago that they needed to come back to the office so we could lead by example, but it hasn’t happened.

“Senior officials are saying that they think there will be another outbreak and that the

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Inside the tiny hole-in-the-wall gym Mikey Williams calls home during coronavirus pandemic

At 5:58 p.m. on a Thursday evening, a text comes through on trainer Ryan Razooky’s phone. “Can we go at 9?” The sender is Mikey Williams, one of the top high school players in the country. Razooky responded with the same answer he’s been giving Williams since early March when gyms closed due to COVID-19: “No problem.”

Razooky’s gym is east of San Diego, located off a frontage road where there’s a tractor business, auto body shops and gas stations lining the street. There’s a row of small warehouses with gated access that includes a plumbing business, construction storage and Ryan Razooky’s Hoop House.

“We pulled up the first time and I was thinking it was the big building next door, and when I walked in I thought, ‘How is there a gym inside this little building?’” Williams told Yahoo Sports. “It’s a small space, but you can work with

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