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    United Airlines Holdings Extends Leading Commitment To Diversity In The Board Room – PRNewswire - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (UAL) today announced that as part of its overall commitment to recruit and develop more diverse talent to better serve customers, its Board of Directors expects to add a second Black board member. The Board of Directors collectively agreed last December to further diversify the board, conduct a search and recruit an additional Black board member.

    "As the first Latino to lead a major airline, I know from experience that acompany can only truly thrive if those at the top are as diverse as the customers, communities and employees they serve - starting with the boardroom," said Oscar Munoz, Executive Chairman"It's a matter of competitiveness as well as conscience. That's why I am proud we are continuing our long-standing efforts to further diversify our board leadership to help lead United into the future."

    In addition to this commitment, United today also signed on to The Board Challenge, a movement among companies looking to accelerate change. United, like other Charter Pledge Partners, currently has a diverse board including one Black board member and is encouraging other corporations to do the same. The company and its Board of Directors believe that diverse leadership improves its ability to serve the millions of customers who choose to fly United across the globe.

    "Change comes from the top, and by making this commitment, we will expand and diversify the leaders that are helping to guide United forward during some of the toughest challenges we have faced," said Scott Kirby, CEO. "As our search progresses, I am reminded of the wealth of untapped diverse talent that is out there and the ongoing responsibility that we, as corporate leaders, have to confront systemic racism head-on and actively recruit this talent at all levels of our organizations."

    About UnitedUnited's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

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    Transfer receiver Tarik Black a key addition for Texas – Houston Chronicle - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    AUSTIN Back when he was at Texas, media sessions with Devin Duvernay were always accompanied by knowing smirks. Thats because most times the Longhorns wideout spoke as if on a word count, just waiting to hit the limit so he could escape the web of cameras and recorders and get back to work.

    Michigan graduate transfer Tarik Black probably isnt as taciturn as Duvernay, who last season led UT with 106 receptions for 1,386 yards and nine touchdowns and is now a member of the Baltimore Ravens. But theres something similar in the DNA of two receivers, both more given to introspection and stoicism than bombast.

    A quiet confidence; Tarik doesnt say a whole lot, Texas coach Tom Herman said. But he has assimilated well. The team has embraced him because of his work ethic and his contribution to the team and the offense in particular. Guy is very selfless. You know, he wants to be on all the special (teams) units, volunteering to do that.

    Black might replace Duvernay as the Longhorns resident silent assassin, but Herman brought the former four-star recruit in to make up for the departure of senior Collin Johnson, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 6-foot-3, 217-pound transfer has been jostling with junior Brennan Eagles and could start at X-receiver in next Saturdays season opener against UTEP.

    As you would expect with a grad transfer, he is very mature in the way that he handles his business in terms of his preparation, his attention to detail, Herman said. When it comes to watching the video, studying his playbook, as well as taking care of his body, you know, thats a guy you just really dont have to remind a whole lot to do any of those things because of his maturity level. So were thrilled to have him.

    UT and new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich hope to have the veteran wideout on the field throughout this years altered 10-game regular season, never a given with Black.

    There are the obvious and serious concerns about COVID-19 transmission, but Black has also been derailed by foot injuries ever since graduating from Cheshire Academy as the No. 1 player in Connecticut. He appeared in only 21 games over three seasons at Michigan, finishing his career there with 40 receptions for 507 yards and two touchdowns.

    (Tariks) a guy that mentally has to get over the hump, Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis told the Detroit Free Press last year. He cant be concerned or worried about his past history as far as his injuries. Thats the thing Ive stressed with him Hey, dont worry about injuries, dont try to save yourself. Youve got to just try to apply yourself each and every day to be the best player that you can be.

    But Black has looked smooth since Texas began practice early last month. No injury hiccups or setbacks, just a healthy and motivated senior looking for a bit of good fortune. One video UT posted on Twitter showed Black evading a couple defenders on a slant route, snagging quarterback Sam Ehlingers pass and evading corner Jalen Green with a lightning-quick head fake.

    Given what Texas has seen so far, it seems Black is now playing free and loose, unencumbered by fear of injury. If he pans out stays healthy, emerges as a viable target split out wide and takes some pressure off the groups more unproven members Texas could boast one of the Big 12s deepest receiving corps.

    Eagles showed promise last season, recording 32 receptions for 522 yards and six scores. Sophomores Jake Smith (25 receptions, 274 yards, six touchdowns in 2019) and Jordan Whittington look dynamic out of the slot, and both are prime targets for gadget plays. And others such as redshirt sophomore Joshua Moore, sophomore Marcus Washington and third-year wideout AlVonte Woodard will look to break out as senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger looks to identify his go-to wideouts.

    But Black could become the critical X-factor, both on the field and off.

    Is it a lot safer to have Duvernay or Collin in that room? Yeah, Herman said, and I think thats one of the big reasons we went out and signed Tarik Black as a grad transfer. Not that we are in dire straits in that room, but I do think its important.

    Had we not signed Tarik there would have been literally no seniors in that room, no scholarship seniors. So just the experience alone that Tarik brings to that room I think will be very beneficial.

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    New virtual classroom lets surgeons learn together remotely | Technology & AI – Healthcare Global – Healthcare News, Magazine and Website - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    A virtual classroom has launched to enable surgeons to come together and take part in interactive teaching sessions and lectures remotely, from anywhere in the world.

    Teaching Space' has been created by FundamentalVR to improve the way surgeons are trained. It follows on from their virtual platform Fundamental Surgery, which lets an unlimited number of users practice, learn, and teach together inside an operating room.

    The addition of Teaching Space means multiple people can meet in a virtual classroom setting complete with an interactive whiteboard, where they can conduct lessons, discuss a procedure before attempting it in the virtual operating room, or debrief after practicing a procedure.

    Instructors and their trainees can interact, write notes on the whiteboard and share ideas, regardless of where they're located. They can also easily transition between Fundamental Surgery's virtual operating room and Teaching Space.

    FundamentalVR say that it can also benefit medical device and pharmaceutical companies, by saving time and money on bringing surgeons and key opinion leaders into the virtual room for briefings, Q&A sessions and one-on-one training without the need to travel.

    Peter Rainger, Chief Learning Officer at FundamentalVR, explained that the virtual classrooms are a solution to the disruption caused by the pandemic. "COVID-19 has presented significant challenges to surgical training and in many cases completely disrupted traditional training programs, which have relied upon face-to-face events" he said.

    "Video conferencing facilities have come to meet the immediate communication needs of many. However, these 2D platforms do not fully replace the teaching and learning opportunities of being together in the same room talking about a patient case pre-operatively or live in an operating room looking at the patient anatomy and handling surgical tools.

    "Our new Teaching Space, which provides a collaborative environment for surgical education in VR, allows residents and KOLs from across the globe to come together for teaching sessions, to review cases and share their knowledge and skills. In our new Teaching Space, I can simply pick up a pen and draw out concepts on a whiteboard and allow trainees to annotate and write comments, all in real-time, whilst talking as if we were in the same room.The possibilities for this new flexible teaching space in the future are endless."

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    NY Jets announce their five team captains for the 2020 season – The Jet Press - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    The NY Jets have announced their five team captains for the upcoming 2020 season.

    The NY Jets held their first official practice of the 2020 season on Wednesday marking what could essentially be called the start of the regular season.

    And as is tradition, the team also announced who their team captains would be for this year. In total, five players were chosen to wear the C patch in a player-voted election.

    Two offensive players, two defensive players, and one special-teams representative make up the Jets five captains in 2020. And while there were a couple of surprises, there were also a few obvious selections.

    The Jets five captains in 2020 will be quarterback Sam Darnold, offensive tackle George Fant, nose tackle Steve McLendon, safety Marcus Maye, and backup safety Matthias Farley.

    Of the five, only Darnold and McLendon return as captains from a year ago. The other five, Kelvin Beachum, Jamal Adams, C.J. Mosley, Rontez Miles, and Demaryius Thomas will all not be with the team in 2020 Mosley is under contract but not traveling with the team after his opt-out.

    The inclusion of both Darnold and McLendon is hardly surprising as both were obvious picks. The same could be said for Mayes addition which is long overdue. Hell be tasked with making up for the loss of Adams in more than one way and his captainship is just another example of that.

    As for Fant and Farley, their inclusions are a bit more surprising the former much more so than the latter.

    Fant was signed in the offseason to compete for the starting right tackle job in camp, although it was never much of a competition. A former swing tackle in Seattle, Fant will be given the biggest opportunity of his career in 2020 as a full-time starter.

    And hes clearly emerged as a locker room leader rather quickly as he was chosen over the likes of LeVeon Bell, Jamison Crowder, and even fellow offseason addition Connor McGovern to be the other offensive team captain alongside Darnold.

    Thats high praise for a player who hasnt even played a game with the team yet.

    Farleys addition might be surprising to some, but its ultimately not shocking. The veteran safety is a key special-teams contributor and played in 13 games with the team last year.

    If not Farley, maybe a player like Harvey Langi could have been considered for the role. But Farley is a favorite of special teams coordinator Brant Boyer and clearly a respected member of the locker room as well.

    Its always nice to highlight some of the more notable locker-room leaders on the team and this player-driven vote sheds some light on who the Jets really value as their team captains.

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    Clean Room Robot (Articulated, SCARA, Collaborative Robots) Market with COVID-19 Impact Analysis – Global Forecast to 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com -… - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Clean Room Robot Market with COVID-19 Impact Analysis by Type (Articulated, SCARA, Collaborative Robots), End User (Aerospace, Electrical & Electronics, Food & Beverage), Component (Robotic Arm, End Effector), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

    The global cleanroom robot market (including prices of peripherals, software, and system engineering) is expected to grow from USD 4.8 billion in 2020 to USD 8.5 billion by 2025; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.0% during the forecast period.

    The increasing demand for cleanroom robots from the electronics & electrical industry is the main driver for the cleanroom robot market. In the semiconductor industry, thin-film technology is used to manufacture microprocessors, sensors, and flash memory. A single particle finding its way into a hard drive or a CPU during manufacturing is enough to render the product useless. Therefore, companies are eager to minimize the risk and are opting for clean rooms, which must be ISO Class 4 or cleaner. Computer processors start out as silicon wafers, which are subjected to intense vacuums, high energy plasmas, and ultraviolet light.

    These processes are not human friendly; therefore, the demand for cleanroom robots is increasing in the semiconductor industry to help in moving the wafers from one processing station to another. The high installation cost of industrial cleanroom robots, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, is the main restraint for the adoption of industrial cleanroom robots. Industrial robots, along with controllers and teach pendants, are priced in the range of USD 50,000 and USD 80,000.

    With the addition of application-specific peripherals, the robot system costs between USD 100,000 and USD 150,000. There are further costs in setting up the robot. Robots require heavy-duty, purpose-built pedestals, which can cost several thousand dollars. Also, with increasing hygiene standards, due to COVID-19, demand for cleanroom robots is expected to increase in industries such as food & beverages and pharmaceutical.

    Many industry experts expect the COVID-19 pandemic to mainly impact supply chains. However, considering the sizable backlog that key players such as FANUC (Japan) and KUKA (Germany) have, the manufacturing and delivery of cleanroom robots are expected to slow down for the first 2 or 3 quarters of the FY 2020.

    For instance, for the FY 2019, the Robotics business division of KUKA (Germany) had order backlogs worth USD 309 million (EUR 276 million). In APAC, electrical and electronics is the most important industry adopting industrial robots. However, with the adverse impact of COVID-19, the growth of the cleanroom robot market in countries such as China and India is expected to be delayed, impacting the overall growth of the market in APAC for the next 3-6 months. In February 2020, China's manufacturing PMI was 35.7 points from 14.3 points in January 2020. Meanwhile, in February 2020, its production index was 27.8%, down by 23.5% from the previous month, thereby indicating a radical slowdown in manufacturing activities. The US-China trade war also added to this decline.

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    Breakdown: Here’s what proposed Potsdam DRI projects are being sent to state, how they’ll enhance village community – NNY360 - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    POTSDAM The village has voted unanimously to send a slate of over $19 million in improvement projects to the state for review as part of the

    POTSDAM The following projects from the villages Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee will be sent to the state for review. The state will then decide on how to narrow down the proposed projects to allocate the $9.7 million in DRI funds.

    Downtown Riverwalk Trail: Creates a walking and biking loop around the Market Street corridor, across Fall Island and back over Sandstone Drive. The project would include a new pocket park, new murals and bike lanes. Total project cost: $2,481,000; total DRI funds requested: $2,481,000

    Fall Island Skatepark: Builds a skatepark, seating area and outdoor art gallery on the north side of Fall Island. Total project cost: $348,000; total DRI funds requested: $258,000

    Renovation of Market Square Mall: Renovations to 20-22 Depot St., including the exterior and interior spaces. Public restrooms and office space would be refurbished. Total project cost: $666,000; total DRI funds requested: $311,000

    North Country Childrens Museum Expansion: Expands the current NCCM to add room for more permanent exhibits, office, classroom, storage and program space. Total project cost: $1,900,000; total DRI funds requested: $1,400,000

    North Country Arts Center: Establishes an arts headquarters on Raymond Street for the North Country Arts Council that would include spaces for artists to practice, create and display their work. Total project cost: $1,687,000; total DRI funds requested: $578,000

    Downtown Streetscape Enhancement: Renovations to the Market Street and Raymond Street corridor including decorative sidewalks, ADA accessibility, benches, bike racks and landscaping improvements. Total project cost: $2,780,000; total DRI funds requested: $2,780,000

    59 Market Street Renovation: Interior and exterior renovations to the current location of McDuffs Tavern. Would create a basement level multi-use space with multimedia functionality. Total project cost: $405,000; total DRI funds requested: $203,000

    Potsdam Food Co-Op Relocation and Expansion: Relocates the Potsdam Food Co-Op to 63 Market St., with new facilities including a meeting space in addition to the retail area. Total project cost: $2,966,000; total DRI funds requested: $1,659,000

    The Clarkson Inn Expansion: Provides for an addition onto the Clarkson Inn that would include 20 new rooms, meeting spaces and a fitness center. Total project cost: $2,500,000; total DRI funds requested: $600,000

    Roxy Theatre: Gives the downtown Roxy Theatre an exterior facelift and adds an interior vestibule. Total project cost: $115,000; total DRI funds requested: $58,000

    The Sandstone: Expands Scoops ice cream into a 1950s-themed diner for breakfast and lunch offerings. The project includes a new outdoor seating area. Total project cost: $257,000; total DRI funds requested: $118,000

    Renovation of Damon Hall: Finishes the Clarkson University renovation of Damon Hall to provide for advanced manufacturing incubator space. Total project cost: $2,516,000; total DRI funds requested: $900,000

    Rebuild Downtown Potsdam: Creates a program for the village to distribute matching grants for additional downtown revitalization projects and COVID-19 related improvements. Total project cost: $1,388,000; total DRI funds requested: $750,000

    Downtown Branding Campaign: Provides for print, outdoor and digital advertising in addition to a website overhaul. Total project cost: $131,000; total DRI funds requested: $125,000

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    Questions on the defense – Beckley Register-Herald - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    morgantown You go about it every West Virginia game you watch, you and your buddies, whether youre at a bar or at a watch party at home.

    Third and 8, up four points, six minutes to go, West Virginias opponent has the ball on the Mountaineer 35-yard line.

    Blitz! says one guy. Get them back out of field goal range.

    No drop into a zone, says another. Just stop them short of the first down. Keep the clock running, get the ball back and work on it.

    Whos right? Whos wrong?

    You wont know until after the play. Thats the beauty of being a fan.

    But what if you are a coach, especially a West Virginia defensive coach this year? How is it going to work as you have Jordan Lesley coaching the D-line and sharing responsibilities for calling the plays and setting the strategy with Jahmile Addae, who is the cornerback coach.

    This became a reality when Vic Koenning, the defensive coordinator, left following a tawdry incident that led to his resignation.

    The defensive situation became unhinged, with new coaches coming in and having to devise a system that worked better than a bunch of guys over pizza, pepperoni rolls and beer off in a bar or a restaurant making the calls.

    On the defensive side this year Lesley and Addae are listed not as co-coordinators, as it is on the offensive side but as defensive leaders ... and they feel like theyve got things worked out pretty well so that there isnt any arguing back and forth during the game when situations come up and, worse yet, so there are no I told you sos when they disagree and a defensive strategy works or doesnt work.

    The mechanics are worked out during the week. Were on the same page, Lesley said. Its just an open line of communication between both of us.

    Jordan and I will meet and talk those things through before they happen. It wont be a game-day conversation. Thats where you sit down and say, OK, this is whats going to happen. You have an action sheet that tells you what you want to do in certain scenarios, Addae said.

    Those conversations are going on during the week, not just between Jordan and me but the entire staff. By the time we get to game day, with Jordan calling it, hell know what I want in those situations. Weve had a few mock situations in practices where weve gone through it but you dont want me to hear whats in those conversations.

    The question of how this will work is one theyve been bombarded with since Koenning left.

    Thats what everyones been asking, Addae said. The main question we get is How are you guys working together?

    It all really started last year when they first came together, Lesley coming up with Coach Neal Brown and Addae coming over from Arizona.

    Weve been sitting in the same rooms, having the same discussions, agreeing to disagree since last year. At the end of day, we would come up with the solution that would be best for the defense and best for the program, Addae said.

    Nothing has changed there. I learn something every day working with him. Not only that, Dantae Wright has been a defensive coordinator in his own right. We got Jeff Casteel, who brought me to to this place, in the room. So, to say this is going to be a dictatorship situation in this room or a two-headed horse, I think youd be lying.

    Casteel has been a huge addition to the room, especially for Addae, whom he recruited to WVU when he was in Morgantown as an assistant and defensive coordinator and who he worked with at Arizona as well.

    When asked about working with Casteel, Addae put it this way:

    I dont know if humbling is the right word. Its been cool to turn around and see Coach Casteel in there and be able to pick his brain in there. Lord knows, I owe him a lot from my first job to my first start. A lot of firsts. Its comforting to have him there. We know hes done some really brilliant things here and in other places. Any time you can bring that type of knowledge into a room its obviously helpful. Its been awesome.

    The idea is to work together, especially for Lesley and Addae as the leaders of the group.

    You evaluate every day what a guy can and cant do and how it fits into your system. We talk about those things not even on a daily basis. We talk from drill to drill about that, Lesley said. Me and Coach Addae are always going What do you think here? What do you like here? What can this guy do? Do you like this package? Its starting to come together.

    Getting to finally work with it for a full game, it is going to take a lot of communication.

    Lesley will be his defensive line group and making the defensive calls. Addae will be with his corners and Casteel will be in the press box along with Wright, where they both can get a panoramic view of whats going on with the defense and pass their observations on down to the field.

    Right now I feel we have a good handle on how were handling things and I think we will continue to grow as a group, just as we ask our kids to do, Addae said.

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    Tree removal and construction will bring increased noise to Maple Park Avenue Southeast and Capitol Way South Sept. 16 and 17 – Access Washington - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    The removal of a large sugar maple tree at the corner of Maple Park Avenue Southeast and Capitol Way South will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The sidewalk and right turn lane on Maple Park will be closed for the day. Detour signs will be posted. East Campus tenants and South Capitol Neighborhood residents will hear noise related to the removal.

    While tree is healthy, it must be removed to make room for new curb ramps for pedestrian safety at the crosswalk. The corner of Maple Park Avenue Southeast and Capitol Way South is the construction site of a new Capitol Campus childcare center for state employees. The wood will be stored and ultimately used for a design project that will be integrated into the new facility.

    Ultimately, this construction project will add 37 new trees to the Capitol Campus. The mix of deciduous and flowering species are in addition to the 100 new trees being planted on the Campus in association with a National Association of State Foresters Centennial Challenge.

    On Thursday, Sept. 17, trucks will be on the construction site to pour the foundation of the childcare center. Campus tenants, neighborhood residents and East Plaza tenants can expect to hear noise and see increased truck traffic related to the construction. There will be minimal impacts to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

    For more information, visit the DES Capitol Campus Child Care Center project page or email childcarecenter@des.wa.gov.

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    OpinionYour guide to quarantine, it’s not as bad as you think – North Wind Online - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Over the summer I heard about NMUs plan to quarantine students in Spalding for 14 days and immediately the idea became my nightmare. To be confined in a room, alone with myself, sick, for two weeks, seven hours away from home with no power to leaveI found this way more terrifying than was reasonable.

    Almost immediately when I arrived at school, however, I developed enough flu-like symptoms that the Vielmetti Health Center decided it would be prudent to isolate me. I reported for quarantine at Spalding, feeling quite upset with the general state of the universe. I was in quarantine for only one week until I received a second set of negative COVID-19 test results.

    For those who also consider isolation in Spalding a nightmare scenario, let me offer some reassurance. Its not actually that bad. Its certainly not bad enough to lie if you feel ill or have a relative who tested positive, if those are options that have crossed your mind. Some of my friends have been talking that way, and frankly I dont think that shows very much foresight or consideration.

    Nearly all of the 50-some people who were quarantined at the beginning of the semester are out now and have survived the experience. Only two people remain in Spalding as of Sept. 2, according to the NMU COVID-19 dashboard.

    The rooms in Spalding are quite like the quad 3 residence halls, but slightly older and larger. Hot meals are delivered from Northern Lights Dining directly to your door, according to your choices from a menu. There are towels, blankets and sheets in the room when you arrive. You have a provided fridge, box fan, microwave, two beds all to yourself, cold water, and microwaveable snacks whenever you want.

    Most importantly to me, the considerate doctors, Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick and Dr. Kayleen Papin, make themselves abundantly available over both calls and texts, so there is never a time where you feel abandoned. In addition, my residence director Chad Allard began a policy of calling me (and other quarantinees) every day to answer questions and be an advocate. President Fritz Erickson also did zoom meetings with the quarantine people to check in. Thus, isolation became less isolated.

    To be frank, quarantine is almost just like winter in Marquette, in that you just stay inside all the time. No one is restraining you. In theory, you could walk out and face the consequences for putting others at risk. But the lack of actual imprisonment made it seem less claustrophobic, for me at least.

    You can entertain yourself with Netflix, books, homework, and video chatting friends. In some ways quarantine didnt differ very much from my usual introverted lifestyle, although I really craved a walk in the forest on many occasions. Friends often visited outside the windows while maintaining a 30-foot distance from the windows.

    My biggest complaint about the provisions in quarantine was: I wished I had hot tea. Even though cough drops were kindly left on my door knob as part of a care package, I had a strong tea craving which I could not sate. Considering the severity of the problem of COVID-19, the minor inconvenience of tea deprivation was surprisingly my biggest issue, so I think we should be proud and thankful to the medical staff for their foresight in anticipating almost every other need.

    Here are my suggestions for what to pack in your quarantine bag: lots of books, laptop and charger, phone and charger, all your textbooks, as many pajama pants and loose tee shirts as you own, many socks and undergarments, thermometer, shampoo and conditioner (soap bars are provided), Dayquil and Nyquil, pencils and pens, and notebooks for class.

    In any case, as long as youre patient and a little prepared for the eventuality, quarantine is nothing to worry about. If it becomes necessary for you, know that youll be cared for and it will turn out just fine.

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    One of Portlands Best Burgers Is Coming to North Portland – Eater Portland - September 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    As the COVID-19 outbreak in Oregon continues to impact the local restaurant market, stories are popping up across the city, from food cart owners giving away free meals to chefs starting Instagram cooking classes. In this new version of AM Intel, we dive into different ways the states food service industry has been responding to the global pandemic. For more COVID-19 stories, check out our larger story stream.

    Burger Stevens, the food cart home to what could be Portlands best burger, is crossing the river. Don Salamone is moving his Pioneer Square food cart into the heavy-hitter Prost Marketplace pod, which houses big-deal carts like Matts BBQ, Desi PDX, and Little Conejo. The menu will stick to burgers and fries, with a few variations. Logistics permitting, Salamone hopes to open the cart at Prost in late September. [WWeek]

    The beloved Southeast Portland Italian restaurant Renata is closing its dining room indefinitely after service on September 20. Instead, the restaurant will focus on delivery and takeout, with a few slots each week. Weve grown and learned to be resilient and even during the most difficult days we kept our hope but, sadly thats not enough to make the restaurant financially sustainable, the restaurants Instagram post announcing the closure reads. Fall is fast approaching in the Pacific Northwest and with that we lose the possibility of outdoor dining, in addition to the capacity limitations for indoor dining all viability for us to continue to operate is extremely challenging. [EaterWire]

    Right after Eater PDX published its updated happy hour map, another restaurant reintroduced its happy hour. The Sudra, a vegan Indian restaurant with two locales in Portland and another coming to Beaverton, started serving a happy hour this week from noon to 4 p.m. daily. The restaurant is serving soup-and-salad combos and bowls filled with things like tikka masala for $9.50, which ends up knocking off a few dollars, depending on the dish. The menu also includes discounts on both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, from $7 cardamom-infused Old Fashioneds to $5 glasses of wine. Excluding the booze, the happy hour menu is available to-go. [EW]

    Oregons rampant wildfires have already created hazardous and difficult conditions for Willamette Valley wineries and vineyards, from the unhealthy air quality to power outages. For example, Bryn Mawr Vineyards near Salem lost power, which forced the tasting room to cancel or reschedule its tastings; when Cristom Vineyards lost electricity, winemakers continued to process grapes in the dark. [EW] Speaking of wineries, Ken Wright, the founder of celebrated Willamette Valley winery Ken Wright Cellars, is one of the states top 40 donors to the Donald Trump campaign. Wright clocks in as the 35th largest donor, giving $3,000 to President Trumps campaign. Meanwhile, on the other side of things, Luke Colvin of Astorias Buoy Beer Co. has donated more than $3,000 to the Joe Biden campaign. [BizJo] Masia, Jose Chesas downtown Spanish restaurant, will host a free paella-making Zoom class Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. Those interested in taking the class can email hola@masiapdx.com to get a Zoom link, and even order a paella-making kit to cook along. [EW]

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