Tag: InPerson

The Creator Retreat, the First-Ever Luxury In-Person Travel Masterclass, To Launch at Cavo Tagoo Mykonos

MYKONOS, Greece, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Travel lovers who dream of converting their passion into a successful career are getting an exceptional opportunity to master all the necessary skills courtesy of The Creator Retreat. Jeremy Austin and Angie Villa, the pair behind this project, represent the rare breed of people who make their passion the foundation of a thriving business through dedication, hard work, and perseverance. After taking a trip together outside the United States in 2015, they determined to discard the conventional nine-to-five routine and find a way to parlay their wanderlust into a career. Their gamble has paid off, and the two are now among the most successful luxury travel content creators, having worked with more than 150 of the world’s top high-end hotels and resorts. With The Creator Retreat, Jeremy Austin and Angie Villa aim to make the luxury travel industry more accessible to

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343 Pilates Customers Give Their Verdict on Online VS In-Person Classes

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TeamUp, a gym management software company, and Northants Pilates, a leading Pilates studio in the UK, recently surveyed 343 Pilates customers. The objective of this survey was to understand the customers’ feelings about returning to in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic, whether they would prefer to continue with classes online or a combination of both.

This led to some interesting results including 53% of the customers saying “Yes, I can’t wait” to return to class in-person, 79% being willing to bring their own equipment and 40% saying they just were not sure about returning and preferred to continue online. These results not only demonstrate that the fitness clientele of this studio are split on whether they are comfortable returning, but that close to half feel fulfilled in taking their classes online.

The full results and analysis are here.

The survey

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QC Minority Expo creates space for small, online businesses to get more exposure in-person

A local non-profit is making sure small, online businesses get exposure and new customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, by renting out a space in NorthPark Mall. There, business owners can set up booths at an affordable price to sell their products and meet new clients. 

QC Minority Expo creates space for small, online businesses to get more exposure in-person



It’s part of the Helping Small Businesses Succeed Initiative through the Quad Cities Minority Network. 


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“This gives people the opportunity to walk up, see their merchandise and buy it today,” Camille Hodges says.

Camille and Dwayne Hodges started the Quad Cities Minority Expo about four years ago, and they’ve held similar events outdoors before, but now the storefront can allow businesses to reach new people. 

“It’s identifiable. NorthParkMall has been here forever and it’s one of those places that everyone knows,” Dwayne says. “When

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After another week at moderate risk for COVID, Brockton could soon look to bring some students back for in-person learning – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Brockton remains a community at moderate risk for COVID-19 on the state’s risk assessment map — the fourth straight week with that designation, after two weeks at high-risk red.

BROCKTON — For the fourth straight week, the city has been designated as a yellow community at moderate risk for COVID-19, inching the city’s schools closer to a partial return to in-person learning.

The weekly Massachusetts Department of Public Health statistics, released on Wednesday evening, show Brockton had 6.7 coronavirus cases per day per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks. That number is the same as last week’s report.

Brockton remains a community at moderate risk for COVID-19 on the state’s risk assessment map — the fourth straight week with that designation, after two weeks at high-risk red.

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Wake elementary students could start daily, in-person classes in November. See the plan.

Wake County elementary students could return for daily, in-person classes in November after having not been in school buildings since March.

Wake County school administrators recommended Wednesday having PreK-5 students and K-12 special-education students in regional programs start Oct. 26 with a rotation of one week of in-person classes and two weeks of online courses. Those students would shift to daily, in-person classes on Nov. 16.

The plan also has middle school and high school students start the three-week rotation on Nov. 9. But Superintendent Cathy Moore said that grades 6-12 could stay with only getting online courses for the rest of the semester, which ends in January.

The school board will vote on the plan Tuesday. The vote comes as parents are asking for a return to in-person instruction while administrators and teachers say it’s not safe to return yet.

Community urged to unify around school reopening


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Sacred Heart considers suspending in-person classes as COVID cases climb

FAIRFIELD — Sacred Heart University officials indicated the school could suspend in-person classes if the rate of new coronavirus infections continues to climb.

a group of people standing on a sidewalk: Freshmen arrive on the campus of Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn. Aug. 25, 2020.

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Freshmen arrive on the campus of Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn. Aug. 25, 2020.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” President John Petillo said in a video message to the university community Monday.

Petillo said the school could not continue to operate “business as usual,” noting some students have opted to learn remotely, while some parents are calling for the university to suspend in-person classes.

Data from the university’s public dashboard Tuesday afternoon showed 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours.

The university reported 114 active cases as of Monday, the most recent testing data available. Of those, 92 are among students living off campus, 22 are among students living on campus.

Petillo said the school has

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ASU ending in-person classes early, moving up final exams


Students walk across the bridge above University Drive the day before school opens on Aug. 19, 2020, at Arizona State University in Tempe. (Photo: Sean Logan/The Republic)

Arizona State University announced Friday that students will end in-person classes early this semester and switch to a fully remote learning model after Thanksgiving break.

Students received the email from ASU Provost Mark Searle at 4:20 p.m. The email also said that final exams will bump up a week and be held on the last day of class, now starting on Nov. 30 instead of Dec. 7. Also, graduation ceremonies will be held online only.

ASU announced Thursday that 1,580 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 1 as have 30 staff and faculty members out of 57,629 tests given — a 2.8% positivity rate. Although ASU’s positivity rate has been rising, a positivity rate of 5% is considered a good 

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NYC School Delay Sows Doubt on Mayor’s Bid for In-Person Classes

(Bloomberg) — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision Thursday to further delay in-person learning raised questions about whether New York will join other large school districts in reverting to all-remote learning, for at least the start of the year.

Four days before New York City schools were to reopen for in-person instruction, the mayor delayed classes for elementary schoolers until Sept. 29 and for middle- and high-school students until Oct. 1. Learning will begin remotely Sept. 21 for all but pre-kindergarten pupils and those with severe developmental disabilities.

“We’re giving schools more staff, more time and more support,” Education Chancellor Richard Carranza said at a press briefing Thursday.

New York, which has the largest school system in the U.S., is one of the few cities to plan in-person learning this month. The postponement was met with dismay by parents who have been cooped up in apartments for months and are now

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LI Student Suspended For Attending Class In-Person On Remote Day

MASTIC BEACH, NY — A senior at William Floyd High School was suspended Tuesday — because he wanted to attend classes in-person.

Maverick Stow, 17, said he set out on Tuesday morning to the first day of his senior year at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach and was suspended because he made the decision to attend in-person instruction rather than participate in virtual learning as his schedule required.

“You have to take the consequences for standing up for what you believe in,” Stow, who lives in Mastic Beach, said.

Stow said he took the bus to school, where staff performed the mandated temperature check under coronavirus protocols; he then proceeded to class. “It wasn’t my ‘day’ to go to school but obviously, I disagreed, so I went into class. I wasn’t on the roster so the assistant principal got involved,” he said.

Stow was called into Principal Philip

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