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The 8 Best DJ Sets of July 2020

Every month, Philip Sherburne listens to a whole lot of mixes so you only have to listen to the best ones.

We’re halfway through this strange, unsettling year, and the outlook for electronic music isn’t looking any better than it was when the pandemic first shut everything down four months ago. Some promoters, festivals, and DJs have tried to pretend things are reverting to normal—which pretty much everybody agrees is a terrible idea—while others are crowdfunding just to stay in business. (The Berlin-based DJ Eric Cloutier articulated something that’s probably on a lot of musicians’ minds when he recently predicted, “I don’t think many, if any of us, will be DJing in clubs ever again.”)

Happily, the proliferation of online mix series in the last few years means that the art of the DJ mix itself is more versatile—and more portable—that you might expect. This month’s best mixes encompass

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Florida sets record for deaths in a day; COVID killing a Texan every 6 minutes, 16 seconds; Marlins’ season paused

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 was nearing 150,000 on Tuesday as several states set weekly fatality records and Florida reported a one-day record for deaths. Further confirming the Sunshine State’s troubles with the coronavirus, the Miami Marlins’ season was temporarily suspended after 15 players and two staff members tested positive.

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the president’s coronavirus task force said the Marlins’ outbreak could endanger the Major League Baseball season, although he told ABC’s “Good Morning America” he doesn’t believe games need to stop now. 

Florida’s 186 deaths raised the toll there to more than 6,000. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who three weeks ago ordered in-classroom learning when schools reopen next month, has eased his rhetoric in recent days. He now wants schools to ensure parents have “the choice between in-person and distance learning” for their kids.

In Tennessee, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, urged Gov.

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A Global Health Guru Sets His Sights on Cannabis and More

Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. CEO Michael Cammarata

By John Jannarone

Before becoming CEO of integrate health product company Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc., Michael Cammarata had overcome a few challenges. First, launched a web hosting company before he was even a teenager while suffering from dyslexia. He went on to become a major provider to online advertisers and later launched a successful deodorant company called Schmidt’s Naturals which he sold to Unilever PLC in just two years. He joined Unilever as a senior executive but last year left to lead Neptune Wellness, where he is focused on meeting demand for natural, plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands.

In an interview with CorpGov, Mr. Cammarata explained that cannabis is an important are of focus at Neptune Wellness, which aims to move the legal cannabis and hemp marketplace away from vices and into wellness. The company focuses on extraction rather than cultivation

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