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Latinos rely more on social media as a coronavirus lifeline, Nielsen report finds

Latinos are using social media, mobile apps and other digital platforms at higher rates than the general U.S. population amid social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released Thursday by Nielsen.”Our personal and physical networks are the core of how our community has grown, adapted and it’s how we stay informed,”…

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Masks, social distance and a fear of hugs? This pandemic is a lot like having cancer

Social distancing might be new to most of you, but I’ve been afraid to hug people since 2010.That’s because 10 years ago, hugging people put me at risk of contracting an illness I couldn’t fight: I had leukemia — a cancer of the immune system — and chemotherapy wiped out every white blood cell I…

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Police use of social media prompts praise, backlash

In early July, Kevin Conner hung several large Black Lives Matter flags off the back of his Ford F250 pickup truck and began cruising the main drag of Middleburg, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida.Kevin Conner’s flag adorned truck in Middleburg, Fla.Kevin ConnerConner’s one-man protest was partly triggered by the arrest of a CNN crew after…

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Eyeing social change, Pirates star Josh Bell finds his voice

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman felt in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May.Yet as the crowds surged in downtown Pittsburgh last month during a planned peaceful protest,…

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Eyeing social change, Pirates star Josh Bell finds his voice

Will Graves, Ap Sports Writer Updated 5:14 pm CDT, Saturday, July 4, 2020 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman felt in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May. Yet as…

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VICE – Amid a Pandemic and Social Unrest, Chinese Students (and Their Parents) are Eyeing US Schools with Caution

Over the past few weeks, universities and colleges across the United States have begun announcing plans for reopening this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, offering students much-needed certainty after months of unprecedented upheaval. However, for many of the thousands of Chinese nationals with plans to begin graduate or undergraduate studies in the U.S. this September,…

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Egypt: Social life returns to Cairo as restaurants, shops and mosques reopen

02:52Egypt, CairoJune 28, 2020 at 00:15 GMT +00:00 · Published Restaurants, shops and mosques reopened in Cairo on Saturday after being shut for months of lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak.People could be seen having their temperature checked at restaurants, as workers disinfected chairs and tables. The Al-Hussain Mosque opened its doors again after COVID-19 restrictions, and…

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Nikola is a social investing home run for Jeff Ubben as he launches new fund

Jeffrey Ubben, CEO of ValueAct Capital PartnersAnn Johansson | Corbis | Getty ImagesOn paper, this trade has already been a home run for Jeff Ubben and ValueAct, turning $154 million of its investors’ money into $1.46 billion in possibly the best example so far in the new stakeholder era that mitigating issues associated with climate…

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A new social role for echolocation in bats that hunt together

Searching for food at night can be tricky. To find prey in the dark, bats use echolocation, their “sixth sense.” But to find food faster, some species, like Molossus molossus, may search within hearing distance of their echolocating group members, sharing information about where food patches are located. Social information encoded in their echolocation calls…

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Even amid social distancing, ‘vicarious learning’ can work

“Vicarious learning” is a term for how we learn from the experiences of others, particularly people in our everyday personal and professional lives. But can it succeed in a time of masks, quarantining, and working from home? Christopher Myers, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, has made a research specialty of…