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Dearborn Schools To Begin With Half Days, Later Start Times

DEARBORN, MI — Dearborn schools announced Tuesday that the first week of online school days will be beginning a little later and that the district will begin with half days.

Classes for all Dearborn Public School students will be a half day for the week of Aug. 31, to Sept. 3. Sept. 4, is a day off for the district.

“With all students starting the year online, we do not have to worry about daily busing,” Superintendent Glenn Maleyko said. “Without busing, we can adjust our class schedules to make it a little easier for students, especially the high school teens whom we know would rather not be in class at 7:20 each morning.”

Related: Dearborn Schools Opt To Start School Year Online

The four half days will give staff additional time to learn new online teaching tools, including the Schoology and Zoom software that all teachers and students will

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what time A-level results day 2020 when clearing start
what time A-level results day 2020 when clearing start

Not sure what to expect on results day? Here’s an idea of how it will pan out, plus Clearing tips, by former student Sophie Foster

Make sure you have the following ready:

  • Your UCAS Track login details 

  • Your mobile phone (with camera for selfies) 

  • The contact details for your university choices 

  • The web address of both Clearing and Adjustment UCAS pages 

  • If you won’t be available on results day, give someone nominated access so they can speak to UCAS on your behalf. Check UCAS for details 

  • Details of any conditional offers and Clearing phone numbers for universities of interest 

  • If you suspect you’ll need Clearing, a contingency list of courses you’ve researched beforehand (Clearing technically opened 6 July, so you can already see courses available) 

  • Your personal statement 

  • Your GCSE results

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L.A. Times Festival Of Books Going Digital For Fall Event, Casting Wary Eye At Spring 2021

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, canceled from its usual spring slot by the pandemic, is going virtual for a fall event.

Originally set for April and then bumped to an anticipated Oct. 3-4 run, the event now will be held online instead of at the University of Southern California campus.

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The country’s largest book festival is now scheduled to start Oct. 18. It will continue over four weeks rather than its traditional two days, but will still have author panels, readings and other events.

The full programming schedule will be announced in mid-September.

“Over the years, festival-goers have listened to Eric Carle read about a ravenous caterpillar; the late Congressman John Lewis discuss his lifelong work for racial equality; Julie Andrews reminisce about the Swiss Alps; Luis J. Rodriguez wax poetic about life in Los Angeles; Viet Thanh Nguyen expound on reclaiming historical narratives; Padma

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L.A. Times Festival of Books going virtual as community-wide gathering

Linda Arkin, 75, of Valencia, looks over the Festival of Books section of the Los Angeles Times on April 21, 2018. <span class="copyright">(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Linda Arkin, 75, of Valencia, looks over the Festival of Books section of the Los Angeles Times on April 21, 2018. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is opening a virtual chapter this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

After being postponed from April to October, the 25th Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas will take place online instead of being held on the University of Southern California campus, The Times announced Friday.

The marquee event, a partnership between The Times and USC, will be reimagined as a virtual community-wide gathering.

The e-festival will still celebrate storytelling when it launches Oct. 18. It will continue over four weeks rather than two days. The Times will host author panels, readings and other events during that time.

The full programming schedule will be announced in mid-September.

“Over the years, festival-goers have listened to Eric Carle read

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Unemployed Floridians face tough times in August without $600 weekly federal benefit

For the last four months, unemployed Floridians were handed a lifeline through the $600 weekly benefits doled out by the federal CARES Act.

The payments were a critical supplement to Florida’s standard benefits, which are among the stingiest in the nation. And the $9 billion in payments sent to Floridians was a major boost to the state’s fraying economy, which has been decimated by the pandemic.

No longer.

Because Congress failed to reach a deal before the $600 checks expired Friday, unemployed Floridians are going to have to live — at least for now — on payments of no more than $275 per week.

Nearly 900,000 Floridians applied for or received unemployment benefits during the most recent period. Nearly 600,000 Floridians are behind on their power bills. The only thing keeping many from being evicted from their homes is an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis — a short-term solution

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He had a box cutter, ignored commands, and a cop shot him six times. Were there better options?

LAPD Officer Toni McBride has faced scrutiny after she fatally shot a man April 22. The discussion partly involves her status as a gun-toting model and her father's position with the Police Protective League. <span class="copyright">(Dillon Precision Products)</span>
LAPD Officer Toni McBride has faced scrutiny after she fatally shot a man April 22. The discussion partly involves her status as a gun-toting model and her father’s position with the Police Protective League. (Dillon Precision Products)

Ten years ago, after a controversial case in which an LAPD officer shot and killed a man armed with a knife, the department offered me a chance to virtually experience what it’s like to make a split-second decision about when to shoot.

I got a crash course on LAPD’s deadly-force policy and then was sent into a video simulator room, where I was handed a service belt with a Glock semiautomatic. Then they started a video in which a series of actors played threatening suspects, and I had to figure out whether or not to shoot.

It wasn’t easy. Deciding when a suspect might be a threat to an officer or other people

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Jimmy Buffett says, in times like these, “You still have to have a rest from what’s going on”

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, sidelined from his annual summer tour because of the COVID-19 pandemic, says people need an occasional rest from what’s going on in the world, as he explains in an interview with Tracy Smith for “CBS Sunday Morning” to be broadcast Sunday, July 26.

Buffett has been using his time away from touring to launch a new CD, “Life on the Flip Side,” and to perform online, often for groups of first responders.

“Historically, you think about it, in times like this, you still have to have a little fun, you still have to have a rest from what’s going on. And you know, I knew that that was the case, because we’ve had a history of that,” Buffett says of singing for first responders. Healthcare workers and doctors, he said, “for a long time have used my music in operating rooms and emergency rooms to calm down.”

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Comic-Con 2020 Opens ‘At Home’ in Uncertain Times

To use the words of prophet and frequent convention attendee Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. This year, the professional weirdness of Comic-Con has taken a twist, as the four-day event will take place exclusively online.

To their credit, organizers are trying to replicate the commercialized fan-friendly confines of the San Diego Convention Center as much as possible: there is the traditional souvenir book featuring a pretty sweet drawing of Ray Bradbury on a T. Rex on the cover that is available for free .pdf download (and featuring click-through advertisements!), and you can print your own badge (sponsored by Amazon Prime Video!) to wear as you sit in front of your screen at home. The Comic-Con homepage also will take you to an online Exhibit Hall, where there will be interactive exhibits and events offered by vendors.

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dates, times, and what to expect from SDCC @ Home

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For the first time in its 51 year history, San Diego Comic-Con has gone online. The event – the ultimate event for geeks around the world – is accessible by anyone with internet connection and a device capable of streaming YouTube. However, as a result, Comic-Con 2020 will be significantly pared down, with Marvel Studios and DC not having huge presences at the event. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t get any juicy new updates via panels and fun video content.

That’s right, San Diego Comic-Con 2020 is temporarily rebranding due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Say hello to San Diego [email protected] You don’t need a badge, a ticket, or an impressive cosplay – this large-scale virtual event is open to everyone and available to watch for free. Despite the biggest yearly pop culture convention is a little smaller this year, sifting through the entire five-day programme isn’t any

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