Beth Sholom celebrates 40 years with renovation and no coronavirus outbreaks

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – It’s a big year for Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach. The rehabilitation and senior living facility is celebrating 40 years in our community, the end of a major renovation, and no outbreaks during this coronavirus pandemic.

Beth Sholom Village takes the health of its residents and patients very seriously. So, when COVID-19 hit and workers learned seniors were high risk, the facility made some big policy changes.

“When somebody comes into our building for the very first time no matter whether they are coming from home, from the hospital, another facility, they go on what we created as an isolation unit,” explained Marcia Brodie, Marketing Director for Beth Sholom.

She said she feels like coming to work every day is one of the safest places she can be. “Every single staff member, I think we maybe have 320, is tested every single week. Tuesdays

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80-year-old rescues man from sinking car, years after saving 2 people from a burning home

When Steve Montelongo saw a car sinking in a canal, he jumped into action to save the driver’s life — just like he did nearly 20 years ago, when he rescued two elderly people from their burning home.

On Thursday, the 80-year-old was driving his granddaughter home from a dentist appointment in Modesto, California, when they spotted a car down in a canal. He pulled over, and while there were other people looking down into the water, they weren’t doing anything. Montelongo jumped into the canal, and yanked open the driver’s door, which was unlocked. With water now rushing into the car, he pulled the driver out to safety. The man, who appeared to have a medical episode before the crash, was not injured.

“I don’t consider myself a hero,” Montelongo told KOVR. “I was just a fella that got put in the right place at the right time.” In

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Global Electric Bicycles Market 2020-2028: Research and Development Activities to Center around Battery Improvements in Coming Years

DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Electric Bicycles Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2020 To 2028” report has been added to’s offering.

The electric bicycles market expected to be growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% from 2020 to 2028 and reach US$ 28.51 Bn in 2028.

COVID-19 crisis and an increasing need to maintain social distance have promoted the use of ecological means of transportation, such as the electrical bicycle.

In the last couple of decades, the popularity of e-bicycles has grown manifold and there were around 210 million such bicycles used daily in 2016. China holds a major share of the overall market and the trend is expected to continue in the years to come. One of the most prominent factors aiding the adoption of e-bicycles can be attributed to

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Even from home, this year’s New York Film Festival was a virtual celebration of cinema’s power

Kim Min-hee and Song Seon-mi in Hong Sang-soo's movie "The Woman Who Ran."
Kim Min-hee and Song Seon-mi in Hong Sang-soo’s movie “The Woman Who Ran.” (Cinema Guild)

In the very last scene of Hong Sang-soo’s “The Woman Who Ran,” a character does something that briefly filled me with envy: She walks into a movie theater, sits down and loses herself in the image playing on the screen.

It’s a simple, exquisite moment in a picture full of them, but it feels particularly emblematic of the special longing produced by the just-concluded 58th New York Film Festival. Under normal circumstances, this lovely latest feature from the prolific Hong, a NYFF regular, would have played in a theater itself — specifically, one of the festival’s signature Lincoln Center venues, the Walter Reade Theater and Alice Tully Hall. Instead, with the pandemic still raging and the festival having gone mostly virtual, “The Woman Who Ran” played at drive-in venues in New York and on home

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Xenia plans to spend $54M on capital improvements in next 5 years

Xenia City Council will consider approving a plan for all the city-funded projects to come in the next five years, including about $2 million a year on streets and a new fire station on the west side of town.

a car driving on a city street filled with lots of traffic: Dayton Daily News

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The capital improvement plan has about $54 million of projects and improvements planned throughout the next five years. The city plans to spend about $2.4 million on streets annually, with some of those funds coming from grants, said Assistant City Manager Jared Holloway.

Holloway and City Manager Brent Merriman said conversations about some streets and storm water projects took a back seat in 2020 because of the coronavirus.

The city conducted a pavement condition index study in February 2020. Based on the condition of the streets in Xenia, the city plans for a minimum of $800,000 a year to be spent on rehabilitating roads.

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California family claims child star murderer haunted their home 30 years later

A family that lives in a home where a child star was murdered 32 years ago believes the girl’s murderer has been haunting their house since they moved in.

The Bernal family moved into their home in Canoga Park, California, in 2001, not knowing anything about the home’s former residents until a neighbor told them.

In 1988, 10-year-old Judith Barsi — who starred in countless commercials and movies like “Jaws: The Revenge,” “All Dogs Go to Heaven,” and “The Land Before Time” — was murdered in her bed by her father, Jozsef Barsi, who went on to kill his wife Maria and then himself, according to an episode of Quibi’s “Murder House Flip.”

Soon after the Bernals moved into their home, they said they started experiencing strange phenomena.


“The house had a bad energy when we moved in,”

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The Antlers Drop ‘Wheels Roll Home,’ First New Music in Six Years

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The Antlers dropped “Wheels Roll Home,”  their first new music since the 2014 release of their fifth album Familiars.

“Wheels Roll Home” is a simple song about the hopeful promise of reunion after a long time gone,” lead singer and songwriter Peter Silberman explained in a statement. “It’s that feeling of finding home in someone, eager and impatient to build a life together. It’s the experience of waiting out tumultuous times, longing for stability someday.”

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Listen to the track below.

“Wheels Roll Home” was written by Silberman and drummer Michael Lerner, and produced by Silberman. It was mixed by Nicholas Principe at People Teeth in Kingston, NY. The single art was designed by Zan Goodman.

Last year the band celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their breakthrough record, 2009’s Hospice, with a vinyl-only reissue and a sold-out

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Tim Griffin to Depart The Kitchen After Nine Years as Director

Tim Griffin is leaving The Kitchen after nearly a decade as the director and chief curator of the experimental New York art space. During his tenure, Griffin continued and expanded the storied institution’s focus on interdisciplinarity and oversaw a program featuring Chantal Akerman, ANOHNI, Charles Atlas, Gretchen Bender, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ralph Lemon, Aki Sasamoto, and Tyshawn Sorey, among others. His term also led to new initiatives including the hybrid talks series “The Kitchen L.A.B.” and electronic music series “Synth Nights.” Griffin—who began helming the nonprofit in 2011 after a seven-year run as the editor-in-chief of Artforum, where he is currently a contributing editor—will shift into an advisory role at The Kitchen by year’s end; he has accepted a visiting professorship in the art history and English departments at Ohio State University in Columbus, where his wife, Johanna Burton, directs The Wexner Center for the Arts.  

“I can’t imagine a

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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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Improvements in police custody arrangements in NI over past four years, inspectors found

THERE have been improvements in police custody arrangements in Northern Ireland over the past four years, inspectors have found.

In a report published today, inspectors said they had seen “examples of custody staff who were skilled and experienced in dealing with distressed, intoxicated and challenging people and circumstances”.

The inspection by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) examined how detainees were treated while in police custody and the conditions in which they were held.

Jacqui Durkin, chief inspector of CJI, said: “This inspection found that progress had been made since our last inspection in 2016 to improve the governance arrangements and the strategic management of police custody”.

Inspectors also recommended a roll-out of nurse-led health care provision across the north, which focuses on the “health and wellbeing of the detained person”.

The service was piloted at Musgrave custody suite in Belfast in

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