Saints exploring possibility of playing home games at LSU’s Tiger Stadium, per report

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Auburn at LSU
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In an effort to play in front of fans, the New Orleans Saints are discussing the possibility of playing games outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this season. As for where the Saints may go, the team said on Tuesday that they’ve been in communication with LSU and have been interested in possibly playing at Tiger Stadium. The reason for this potential change in home venue for some games this year, the teams says, is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local government restrictions. 

“We can confirm that our game operations staff is meeting with LSU officials today to discuss potentially hosting future Saints home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge,” said Saints VP of communications Greg Bensel in a statement, via Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. “LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games and we very much appreciate

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Chicago Fire FC vs. DC United – Football Match Report – October 11, 2020

C.J. Sapong scored in the third minute and Boris Sekulic added a goal just before the break as the Chicago Fire won their third straight home contest, 2-1 over lowly D.C. United on Sunday night.

Alvaro Medran recorded two assists and Bobby Shuttleworth made six saves for the Fire (5-8-4, 19 points), who got back on track after posting one point over their previous two contests — both on the road.

United (2-10-5, 11 points), playing their first match since the sacking of longtime coach Ben Olsen, lost their fifth straight and have the fewest points in MLS. They are 0-6-2 since a 1-0 win over New York Red Bulls on Sept. 2. Nonetheless, the United played with spirit and some offensive punch in outshooting the Fire 14-7.

Down 2-0, D.C. was given life when it applied enough pressure to benefit from a Chicago own goal off the foot of

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Microsoft To Let Employees Work From Home Permanently: Report

Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported on Friday, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home provisions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

US tech news website The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company doesn’t expect to reopen its US offices until January of next year at the earliest.

But when it does, workers can chose to work from home permanently with their manager’s approval, although they will have to give up their office space.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think, live and work in new ways,” human resources head Kathleen Hogan said in a note to employees obtained by The Verge.

“We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual work styles, while balancing business needs and ensuring we live our culture.”

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Microsoft’s 150,000 employees can work from home permanently: report

Even when stay-at-home measures for the coronavirus pandemic are lifted, Microsoft employees won’t be required to come back to the office.

According to an internal Microsoft memo obtained by The Verge, Microsoft employees will be allowed to work from home for less than half of their work week. Pending manager approval, some employees will be allowed to work from home full time.

Given the nature of Microsoft’s business as a software and hardware creator, some employees with roles that require a physical presence won’t be able to take advantage of the new “hybrid workplace” policy, according to the report. Employees involved in hardware research and development, for instance, or employees involved with in-person training, won’t be able to do that work remotely.

For others, whose work can be done entirely remote, there are options to relocate — even internationally — if approved. The Verge reported that “most” of Microsoft’s 150,000

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Report: Jets Players, Coaches Sent Home After Presumed Positive COVID-19 Test | Bleacher Report

A New York Jets helmet sits on the turf before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Mass. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)

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The New York Jets sent their players and coaches home Friday after a player was presumed to have tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter added that the Arizona Cardinals had been scheduled to fly out Friday for their scheduled Sunday road game against the Jets, but it is unclear if that will happen with the status of the game potentially up in the air.

Per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the player who may have tested positive has been re-tested, and the results of that test should be known at some point on Friday.

The Week 5 schedule has already been impacted by COVID-19, as the New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos game was moved from Sunday to Monday following positive tests within the Patriots organization, and the Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills was moved from Sunday to Tuesday because of a COVID-19

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MPS Building Report Details Air Quality Improvements, Challenges

MEDFORD, MA — A report compiled late last month and released by the Medford Public Schools Friday shows the improvements done to the HVAC systems in school buildings, as well as some of the air quality challenges the district faced. Workers were onsite last week addressing what the district called “long overdue” repairs to the HVAC systems at its schools. There were enough areas within each school that met, or exceeded, the increased air quality standards to accommodate the return of high needs and kindergarten students.

The MPS report specifically pertained to Cohort A, or the district’s high-needs student population. The district measured air exchanges per hour (ACH) and deemed rooms underneath that threshold unfavorable.

Medford High School

Data showed favorable air quality in the third floor of the B building, or the science labs wing, which was extensively renovated over the last several years. Students in Cohort A, who

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KBRA Releases Report Assigning Rating to the Narragansett Bay Commission Bucklin Point Resiliency Improvements Project WIFIA Loan

On September 30, 2020, Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigned a long-term rating of AA with a Stable Outlook to the Narragansett Bay Commission Bucklin Point Resiliency Improvements Project WIFIA Loan. At the same time, KBRA affirmed the long-term rating of AA with a Stable Outlook on the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Phase III Facilities WIFIA Loan.

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Disclosures

Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.

A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies)

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Ongoing Vigilance and Improvements Characterize the State of Cybersecurity in 2020, New CompTIA Report Finds

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Organizations are building confidence that their cybersecurity practices are headed in the right direction, aided by advanced technologies, more detailed processes, comprehensive education and specialized skills, new research from CompTIA finds.

Eight in 10 organizations surveyed for CompTIA’s State of Cybersecurity 2020 report said their cybersecurity practices are improving.

At the same time, many companies acknowledge that there is still more to do to make their security posture even more robust. Growing concerns about the number, scale and variety of cyberattacks, privacy considerations, a greater reliance on data and regulatory compliance are among the issues that have the attention of business and IT leaders.

Two factors – one anticipated, the other unexpected – have contributed to the heightened awareness about the need for strong cybersecurity measures.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been the primary trigger for revisiting security,” said Seth Robinson,

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Baltimore County High Schools Will Need $1.2B In Capital Improvements Over Next 7 Years, Report Finds

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County’s public high schools will likely need $1.2 billion in capital improvements over a seven-year period, an initial report analyzing the school system’s infrastructure needs found.

The report, released Tuesday and put together by consultants from CannonDesign, outlines $448 million in need to address capacity issues within county high schools and another $349 million needed to improve the schools’ conditions.

The remaining $423 million is needed to address educational adequacy and equity, including factors like safety, technology and educational programming, according to the report.

Roughly one-fifth of the improvements — $244 million — are listed as being “critical,” mainly to address overcrowded schools.

To address space concerns and a projected increase of 1,700 high school students over the next decade, the report recommends the school system explore additions to numerous high schools or build new ones after soliciting community feedback. An initial community survey

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Home Appliance Market Report 2020 : Rising Impressive Business Opportunities Analysis with Top Countries Data Forecast By 2026

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Sep 29, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Home Appliance Market” is valued at 669350 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 889550 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Home Appliance Market by Types (Kitchen Appliances, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Television, Air Conditioners, Others), Applications (Cooking, Food Storage, House Maintenance, Entertainment, Cleaning, Others) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 115 Pages and in-depth TOC on Home Appliance Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

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