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What happened with Iowa's pandemic pets

Don't worry — people aren't rushing to return their pandemic pups to Iowa's shelters, despite alarmist headlines earlier this year.In fact, the opposite issue is happening. There aren't enough animals for everyone who wants one.State of play: Fewer pet owners have surrendered their animals to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa this year than in 2020 and 2019, according to the state's largest nonprofit shelter.And while this year's adoption rate is 10% lower in comparison to 2020, there are also fewer pets to adopt following our pandemic pet craze.Data: Animal Rescue League of Iowa; Chart: Axios VisualsBetween the lines: It's...
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CUMTD plans to resume fare enforcement while pandemic drags on

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will resume fare enforcement and require front door boarding on Aug. 15. Both operators and passengers riding the buses or entering the Illinois Terminal are still required to wear a mask at all times. For the last 18 months, MTD had suspended fare collection and pass...
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What lies behind the pandemic’s inequitable impact on Black men

COVID-19’s profound impact on Black men has been well documented, but the virus’s deeply inequitable impact has not necessarily been well explained. The answer might be found in the pandemic’s convergence of chronic disease epidemics intersecting with social factors such as structural racism. The pandemic “has surfaced that minoritized communities,...
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Price: Solid Post-Pandemic Stock Opportunity

In 2021 the name of the game may very well be finding post-pandemic investments. What’s bouncing back? How soon? How much?. Well, Real Money contributor Paul Price has one word for you: Carpeting. Specifically the kind sold by carpet tile manufacturer Interface (TILE) - Get Report. Over on RealMoney he...
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Try These 3 Tips to Lose Those Pandemic Pounds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) – If you're like many people, your waistline has expanded during the pandemic. "The world shut down," said Heather Tressler, a registered dietitian at the Penn State Celiac Clinic at Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "Maybe you didn't change what you ate, but you became less active."
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Report: Consumers Returning to Pre-Pandemic Beauty

NCSolutions has released a report that shows 39% of American consumers plan to increase their spending on cosmetic and personal care products in the coming months. Previously: Q2 2021 Prestige Beauty Grows 6% Above Pre-pandemic Levels. The survey reports that nearly 40% of consumers discovered new beauty and grooming brands...
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Judge Says Migrant Stops Could Worsen Pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus. The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone comes as coronavirus infections are rising along...
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IGT Back to Pre-pandemic Levels with Revenue Increase in Q2

International Game Technology PLC (IGT ), a multinational gaming company, has reported a profitable Q2 and a recovering global gaming division and remains confident in its 2021 commercial strategy. IGT with 74% Yearly Increase in Revenue. IGT Plc has reported a yearly increase in revenue of 74% to $1 billion...
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Why pandemic parenting is harder than the data suggests it should be

My family recently moved halfway across the country, and we decided to try a local daycare in our new city. The place we picked had a lot to recommend it, and by happy chance our twins enrolled mere days after the state mask mandate lifted. Several weeks later, however, when new federal mask guidance dropped, the daycare voluntarily revived its mask requirement for kids 2 and up. We withdrew our kids from the facility because, like the World Health Organization, we don't think toddlers should wear masks.

NGCB Supports team PNG

NGCB Acting Chief Executive Officer Imelda Agon, said the funding assistance is to meet additional costs of quarantine, COVID 19 precautions and the increased costs of travel due to the Pandemic for Team PNG. Rellie Kaputin who competed over the weekend is the last athlete from team PNG to represent...