R.I. fitness clubs fined for refusing to close during two-week COVID-19 ‘pause’

Matt D’Amico, who owns the Maxx Fitness Clubzz franchises in Lincoln and Warren, opened as usual on Monday, however, and has remained open since then. He said that closing would be financially devastating.

“We did it in March, and the shutdown lasted 10, 12 weeks. I just can’t survive it again,” D’Amico said. “It’s not about profitability — it’s landlords, equipment rentals, payroll, and staff. And, I don’t think it’s right, when everyone else gets to stay open.”

The Health Department issued $500 fines at both locations and ordered the facilities to close immediately and stay closed until the restrictions are lifted.

But D’Amico has refused to shut down. Both Maxx locations were open and busy on Wednesday.

“You can say we’re fighting for freedom. It’s what it is,” D’Amico said. “I invested millions of dollars.”

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More Covid-19 +ves than recoveries in Vid on Wed | Nagpur News

Nagpur: Vidarbha’s number of recoveries came down after outnumbering new Covid cases for three days in a row on Wednesday.
The region’s 11 districts reported 1,051 new Covid cases against 926 recoveries, while 23 deaths were also witnessed in the day.
Only Nagpur and Chandrapur districts registered new cases in three digits, while Washim continues to see lowest number of infections in a day.
The 23 deaths were from Nagpur 11, Bhandara 3, Wardha 1, Chandrapur 2, Akola 2, Yavatmal 1, Buldhana 2, Washim 1, taking the total count to 6,088.
The 1,051 cases were from Nagpur 453, Bhandara 74, Wardha 66, Gondia 48, Chandrapur 168, Gadchiroli 42, Akola 26, Amravati 76, Yavatmal 50, Buldhana 28 and Washim 20, making for 2,29,152 total cases.
Wednesday’s 926 recovered patients belong to Nagpur 264, Bhandara 82, Wardha 52, Gondia 128, Chandrapur 162, Gadchiroli 74, Akola 13, Amravati 38, Yavatmal 68, Buldhana 32
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Worldwide Skimmed Milk Industry to 2025 – Impact Analysis of COVID-19 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “World – Skimmed Milk – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights. Update: COVID-19 Impact” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global skimmed milk market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.

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Worldwide – the report contains statistical data for 200 countries and includes detailed profiles of the 50 largest consuming countries.

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  • Global market volume and value
  • Per Capita consumption
  • Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
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What Being In the Hospital With Covid-19 Taught Me About Running a Business


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Fact: As of November 18, 2020, there were 55,326,907 confirmed cases of Covid-19 globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Also, fact: I count myself among one of those 55 million.

It goes without saying, my experience is far from unique. During week one, I had mild symptoms. During week two, my condition worsened and I checked into the hospital. Luckily, like most people who contract COVID-19, I’ve mostly recovered.

But the soul searching I did during those rough moments stayed with me. While times of uncertainty can be stressful and even scary, I find that they force us to take a step back and look at the big picture. For me, I started considering the “why” — what’s the point of my life? 

While family takes the undisputed first place, my company, JotForm, is

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Another Covid-19 stimulus round of PPP would save Main Street jobs

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) holds a chart as bipartisan members of the Senate and House gather to announce a framework for fresh coronavirus relief legislation at a news conference on Capitol Hill on Dec. 1, 2020.

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Main Street has been clamoring for a new round of federal relief, with 83% of small business owners in the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Survey saying they would support a new economic stimulus package to help individuals and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, after months of stalled talks between Capitol Hill and the White House and as coronavirus cases reach daily new highs, Congress unveiled a new stimulus proposal that seems tailored to meet the dire needs of small businesses across the country, though it was quickly shot down by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. 

In what would be a boon for small business owners, a

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The UK has approved a COVID-19 vaccine, but the US is still waiting. Here’s why.



a man and a woman taking a selfie: Dr. Mustafa Gerek participating in a coronavirus vaccine trial at Ankara City Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, on October 13. Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images


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Dr. Mustafa Gerek participating in a coronavirus vaccine trial at Ankara City Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, on October 13. Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

  • The UK approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning, making it the first Western country to authorize a shot against the virus.
  • In the US, the drugmakers will have to wait until at least December 10 for emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, which is still analyzing data on the vaccine.
  • Approval in the European Union will most likely take even longer.
  • Regulators in the US and the UK do things differently: The FDA asks drugmakers for raw data, which it reanalyzes itself, while British regulators rely more heavily on reports produced by the drugmakers.
  • The FDA has come under fire for not approving the vaccine sooner, and news of the UK’s approval could intensify
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Democrats sent a secret new COVID-19 stimulus proposal to Mitch McConnell as Congressional leaders struggled to agree on a plan, report says



Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer are posing for a picture: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are negotiating the terms of the next coronavirus stimulus with Republicans and the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are negotiating the terms of the next coronavirus stimulus with Republicans and the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

  • Senior Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer approached the GOP’s Mitch McConnell with a secretive COVID-19 stimulus bill proposal on Monday night, The Washington Post reported.
  • The move came just before lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan $908 billion proposal, which moderately increases proposed GOP spending. 
  • Speaker Pelosi said that the “private” proposal was also sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. There are no details on what it contains.
  • However, after a day of competing proposals on Tuesday, McConnell appeared to settle on a version close to the GOP’s original demands for a small stimulus bill.
  • Congress has only a few weeks to finalize any stimulus plans — and also has to deal with a looming government shutdown.
  • The prospect of sending a
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Covid-19: Single-day toll under 100, recovery rate in Delhi at 92% | Delhi News

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NEW DELHI: The city recorded 4,006 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, taking the infection tally from the novel coronavirus in the capital to over 5.74 lakh. Meanwhile, 86 more fatalities pushed the toll from the disease to 9,260.
The fresh cases came out of the 58,456 Covid-19 tests conducted the previous day, which included 30,297 RT-PCR tests, while the positivity rate stood at 6.85 per cent, according to the latest bulletin issued by the state government’s health department.
Meanwhile, the number of active Covid cases in the city stood at 31,769 on Tuesday, down from 32,885 on Monday.
Officials in the state health department said the total number of novel coronavirus cases has climbed to 5,74,380 in Delhi, with the recovery rate hovering around 92%.
The number of containment zones in Delhi rose to 5,669 on Tuesday, up from 5,552 the previous day. The city had reported

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Bar owner files class-action lawsuit over Iowa’s COVID-19 limits on business activity

A Dallas County tavern owner is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit that claims the governor’s pandemic-related restrictions on business activity are violating the Iowa Constitution.

COVID-19 has changed the way we shop, pushing consumers online

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Attorneys at the Brick-Gentry law firm of Des Moines and the Gossett & Gossett law firm of Hollywood, Florida, filed the lawsuit in Dallas County District Court on behalf of Amy Culp, owner of the Mudders tavern in Minburn, and all other Iowans in a similar position. The lawsuit names Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Public Health as defendants and seeks class-action status.

The complaint notes that on March 9, Reynolds proclaimed a state of emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequently issued more than 20 proclamations restricting various businesses from operating in Iowa.

In the lead-up to the 2020 election, all

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Global Inositol Market 2020 – 2025 Business Statistics of Report that Emphasizes the impact of COVID-19

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Dec 01, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The report entitled Global Inositol Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 compiled by MarketQuest.biz presents a new market research analysis that offers a detailed evaluation of the business vertical and a brief overview of the industry segments. The report includes an elemental introduction to the industry, market overview, scope, and product specification. The report aims to target the major images related to market growth, major types, and various end users applicable, regional analysis, productivity structure, current, and future market situation. The report provides a determined perception of the popular market situation that also covers market size in terms of value and volume. Important segment classification of this market includes global Inositol market-leading players, major geographical regions, product types, and applications.

The report describes the

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