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Isaias weakens to a tropical storm but could still make landfall in Florida as hurricane

Dry air and wind shear gave Isaias a beating Saturday afternoon, and the weakened storm entered Florida’s coastal waters as a tropical storm with a new, westerly path that could bring it ashore this weekend.

The National Hurricane Center predicted Isaias, inching toward the coast Saturday afternoon at only 10 mph, would have enough time over warm ocean water to re-strengthen into a hurricane before a potential landfall on Sunday.

The latest track still kept the odds of serious damage in Miami-Dade or Broward low, although the closer path upped the odds either county could see tropical-storm-force winds.

There was also still a good chance a “significant number” of Florida Power and Light customers could lose power during the storm, the company said Saturday. Coronavirus complications could delay restoration efforts.

But to the north, the rest of the state’s coastline remained in the cone and at risk for potential landfall

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The Best Face Masks for Running, Cycling and Working Out

While some cities have started reopening shops and restaurants, the majority of the country is still observing quarantine procedures that were put in place to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. One such measure that’s still in place is the wearing of face masks when out in public, with the CDC recommending cloth face coverings to help prevent the transmission of germs and viruses.

But while cloth face masks can keep you shielded on a walk, or quick trip to the grocery store, not all of these masks are designed for physical activity. Generic cloth masks aren’t always breathable, and worse, they can irritate or chaff the skin. They’re often heavy and saggy, and can fall off if not secured tightly, defeating the whole point of wearing a mask in the first place.

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Luckily, a number of manufacturers are now designing face masks specifically for

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TikTok teens are making memes saying they’ll show up at the White House to confront Trump over app ban

Many TikTok creators respond to the president's proposed TikTok bans with memes and jokes.
Many TikTok creators respond to the president’s proposed TikTok bans with memes and jokes.

TikTok

  • President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he would take action to ban popular app TikTok as early as Saturday.

  • Trump over the past month has joined other US officials in expressing security concerns over the app’s Chinese ownership and suggested the service is sharing user data with the Chinese government, though the app’s owner has denied doing so. 

  • While some TikTok creators encouraged their fans to follow them on their other social media accounts, others made memes or plans to set up a virtual private network so they could still use the app after a ban.

  • A TikTok spokesperson thanked users for their support in a video statement Saturday, and said the app is “here for the long run.” 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters that he

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How To Write Your Stanford GSB Essay

Andrew Brodhead – Stanford News

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business consistently ranks as one of the most prestigious b-schools in the world.

To maintain its prestige, the b-school is highly selective of who it accepts.

Matt Symonds, co-founder and director of Fortuna Admissions, recently discussed what kind of applicants Stanford GSB looks for and how applicants can write strong essays.

WHO GSB SEEKS

The ideal student at Stanford GSB, according to the school’s evaluation criteria, is someone who possesses three main characteristics: intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions.

“Stanford is looking not just for extremely bright and successful professionals, but also young people who have strong values, and who want to have a positive impact in the world,” Fortuna’s Heidi Hillis, Stanford GSB alum and former alumni interviewer, says. “The school genuinely wants to get to know you and to understand your values. Stanford MBAs are

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Here’s what to know in South Florida on August 1

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding Hurricane Isaias in South Florida and around the state and Caribbean. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Hurricane Isaias more likely to scrape Florida coast instead of hitting it, NHC says

11:40 a.m.: Odds of a Florida landfall for Hurricane Isaias appear to be decreasing as the storm made landfall on Andros Island in the Bahamas Saturday morning.

Saturday morning updates from the National Hurricane Center showed the predictions for worst impacts have inched north and later, leaving Miami-Dade and Broward comfortably out of the cone. Despite that, Isaias’ windfield is large enough that tropical-storm-force winds could be felt as far as Homestead, although the chances of that keep getting lower with each update.

Read the story here.

One county’s test-run for managing a hurricane during a pandemic

11:30 a.m.: Isaias brought a test-run for Miami-Dade’s plans to manage a hurricane

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Too uncomfortable in theaters but perfect for your phone?

Writer, director and star Romany Malco depicts life after prison with a satirical edge in "Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison." <span class="copyright">(Geoff Browne)</span>
Writer, director and star Romany Malco depicts life after prison with a satirical edge in “Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison.” (Geoff Browne)

One day about 20 years ago, actor Romany Malco was walking down Venice Boulevard, girlfriend and cousin in tow, when he decided to buy a set of fake teeth. He popped them in, kept strolling down the street, started talking like a prison-hardened life coach, and Tijuana Jackson was born.

The character dates back to the era of Y2K, when Malco (“Think Like a Man”) set up a camera with “that blurry 60 Minutes interview background” and talked into the lens for hours, riffing as an ex-convict who attended “These Streets University(™)” and now works as a wannabe life coach. There was magic in that character, he said.

That magic ignited just as the Internet opened up new opportunities for content. Tijuana Jackson may predate social media, but

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Get paid for your opinions

You’ve heard the expression “a penny for your thoughts”? Dozens of companies would like you to take the expression literally. They’ll pay for opinions. A number of them will pay considerably more than a penny.

Most of the companies willing to pay for opinions are market research firms that help big companies package their products or make their websites more user-friendly. However, a few work with lawyers, who need to know how a case will be received by jurors. Conveniently, in these days of COVID-19, many pay-for-opinion jobs are done from home on a computer or phone.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the better ways to get paid for opinions. But don’t expect this to replace your full-time job. The well-paid options are sporadic, at best. Poorly paid options are abundant — worth your time only if you’ve got nothing else to do.

That said, if you can’t

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How China’s Ant is evolving from a payments app into a technology champion

This is the second in a series of four articles analysing the Hong Kong and mainland stock markets, delving into the reforms, emergence of the Star Market as a solid fundraising venue, upcoming technology champions and the way forward. You can read part one here.

When Starbucks was looking to boost its digital traffic in China to help sales recover from store closures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, it turned to Alipay.

The Chinese mobile app with 900 million users scattered across the nation integrated a pre-order and pickup feature for Starbucks into its popular app last month, a service that was previously only available on Starbucks’ own mainland mobile app. The Seattle-headquartered chain of coffeehouses said on July 28 that it sees its China sales substantially recovering by the end of September, boosted by such digital initiatives.

Ant Group, the operator of Alipay, is preparing an initial public offering … Read More

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The bitter tale of a woman-hating lawyer who killed a rival and a judge’s son

The angel came to Roy Den Hollander on a warm evening in Moscow in July 1999.

He was in a bar, according to his autobiography, and slightly drunk when she appeared like a vision: “There she stood — blond, a few inches taller than me, blue-gray eyes — stunningly beautiful and with an innocent, fresh smile beaming from her face that told me I was the only one.”

Angelina told him she was a model, a beauty queen from southern Russia and a former national high-jump champion. She was 23. 

Den Hollander was 51, an American lawyer working for an intelligence company. Their rushed courtship led to marriage within months, followed almost as quickly by a rancorous divorce in New York City.

While Den Hollander may have harbored misogyny his entire life, this was a crucible that launched him as a torchbearer for men’s rights and, in July, a killer. 

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Motorists in a jam as Covid-19 leaves them waiting months for DVLA documents

<span>Photograph: John Stillwell/PA</span>
Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Frustrated car owners have been waiting months for vital documents and left unclear about whether they can legally drive their vehicles because of a backlog of applications caused by the coronavirus crisis.

In the past few months, licence renewals and changes to vehicle registration (V5C) documents have been backing up at the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency’s Swansea offices, leaving thousands of people waiting months to get them back.

Since Guardian Money wrote about the case of a driver struggling to get hold of a car logbook, readers have swamped our Consumer Champions’ inbox with reports of long delays and how impossible it has become to contact the UK government agency.

Those sending off their driving licence or V5C document for routine changes of address report waiting months. Some, with more complex cases, say they have been waiting since January for applications to be dealt with.

While many

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