Zoom is releasing a new tool to let paid users charge for admission to online events like conferences or fitness classes

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  • Zoom is introducing OnZoom, a new way to host events — free and paid — using the popular videoconferencing tool.
  • Zoom has come to be used to host all kinds of events amid the pandemic, from board meetings and conferences to fitness classes and concerts. The new OnZoom platform includes the ability to charge for tickets, as well as a directory of public event listings.
  • Zoom is also launching a new kind of app integration, called a Zapp, that can bring information from productivity tools like Dropbox, Slack, or Asana directly into a video chat.
  • Facebook launched its own features for paid videoconferencing events over the summer.
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As the pandemic drags on, Zoom is releasing a

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InsuraGuest to Offer Crum & Forster BOP Coverage to 130+ Classes Via Web Portal

InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary Insure The People, LLC (ITP), has launched a new business owner policy (BOP) insurtech portal, www.InsureThePeople.com that is available to more than 130 class codes.

ITP is powered by InsuraGuest’s insurtech platform, which will digitally deliver BOPs to numerous business risks, including retail, wholesale, mercantile, office and business service classes. The BOP product is now available in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, where InsuraGuest Insurance Agency is licensed to sell insurance, and is eligible for companies that have sales of up to $6 million per location, with occupancies up to 35,000 square feet, on a minimum annual premium of $250.

ITP’s BOP includes:

  • Property coverage for building and business property, business income and extra expenses
  • Enhanced equipment breakdown (includes micro-circuity)
  • General liability – occurrence limits: $300,000, $500,000, $1 million and $2 million
  • Employment practices liability


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Pacifica yoga studio holds mask-free classes despite state guidelines

PACIFICA, Calif. (KRON) – A Pacifica hot yoga studio is catching heat online because it’s allegedly breaking health guidelines.

The owner of Pacifica Beach Yoga is holding yoga classes without face covering requirements.

The yoga studio held several hot yoga classes on Monday. The owner spoke to KRON4 over the phone and he confirms that no masks are worn during his classes despite state and county guidelines.

Pacifica Beach Yoga in Pacifica posted on social media advertising hot yoga classes on Monday, including hashtags ‘mask free,’ ‘fear-free,’ ‘virus-free,’ ‘coward free,’ and ‘Trump 2020,’ among others. 

While the owner’s known for adding his political views on his business page, that’s not the issue. 

The issue residents and leaders have is that the owner’s mask-shaming and breaking state health requirements.

“Blatant disregard of the rules or warrants and it saddens me to know that someone because of their political beliefs may be

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Register Now For Late Fall Classes At Moraine Valley

a sign in front of a brick building: Moraine Valley is offering more than 100 general education classes starting in the late fall.

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Moraine Valley is offering more than 100 general education classes starting in the late fall.

PALOS HILLS, IL — Moraine Valley Community College will offer more than 100 general classes available in the late fall. Classes start Oct. 19 or later.

Many late-starting classes offered are general education courses such as General Biology I, Intro to Computer Systems, Composition I, Principles of Macro-Economics, Western Humanities I, Probability and Statistics, General Sociology as well as Air Conditioning Theory, Network Services, Microsoft Excel and Principles of Operations Management. Most of these are eight weeks long while others are shorter.

Moraine Valley also has classes for those interested in transferring to four-year colleges or universities by earning associate degrees in Arts, Fine Arts, General Studies, Engineering Science, Applied Science or Science.

Students can choose from several career programs offered, including Allied Health and Nursing, Business and Computer Sciences,

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Spin Classes Lead To Twenty One People With Coronavirus From One Gym

A spin class gym in the Canadian city of Hamilton, has been linked with an outbreak of 21 cases of Covid-19 with a further 100 people potentially exposed. The news was originally reported in the local press and cases have so far been found in one staff member and 20 patrons.

The outbreak comes amid months of speculation as to whether gyms and facilities hosting other inside fitness classes and events are high-risk during the pandemic.

Concerns seem to focus on two main aspects of gyms which may make them risky environments:

1) The number of high-touch surfaces, which may be used by multiple gym goers without effective sanitizing between uses, including weights, mats and machines. However, scientists generally now think that the risk of surface

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In Yemen, children begin classes in the ruins of war

Oct 9, 2020

With its walls pounded by artillery, roofs torn open and concrete beams in shreds, Al-Wehdah school lies in ruins as students return for the first day of Yemen’s school year.

At the school near Taez, the third-biggest city in a country shattered by years of war between the government and Iran-backed Huthi rebels, there are no doors or windows, let alone desks.

Instead the students use old exercise books to jot down their lessons, as they sit in makeshift classrooms with a handful of teachers brave enough to join them under crumbling ceilings.

Yet in a country where nearly a third of children don’t go to school at all, these are the lucky ones.

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hool was hit in a 2016 air strike.

Ali Sultan, a parent of one of the students, points out to AFP a warning sign in red letters written on a perimeter

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15 Virtual Art Classes Online to Spark Your Imagination This Month

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The year 2020 has been a challenging one—that’s for sure. As our lives continue to move more online, e-courses have become the norm for everything from general schoolwork to special subjects. But when it comes to creative online learning, this field is nothing new. There are thousands of virtual art, photography, and craft classes all at your fingertips. And while it’s great to have so many choices, this can feel totally overwhelming. Wondering where to start? Let us help with that!

We’ve scoured sites like Creativebug, Skillshare, and CreativeLive and selected 15 of our favorite online classes to try for October 2020. They run the gamut; from how to create compelling photography using your iPhone to starting Procreate

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OpenNorfolk offering PE classes for youth

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — OpenNorfolk is offering socially-distanced outdoor physical education classes for youth.

It’s part of their initaitive to provide outdoor spaces and activities for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The classes will be held every Wednesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. in Broadcreek and taught by Lavonne Pledger of Embodiment Fitness.

“Across the country, everyone’s been virtual learning, sitting in front of their screens for four or more hours a day. We have a necessity for outdoor activity in a safe and controlled environment where parents can be sound of mind,” Pledger said.

Pledger says he taught fitness classes for OpenNorfolk over the summer but with the start of the school year, he knew he wanted to continue on to help.

“I am a father. I have two tweens,” he said. “I’ve spent the last 10 years working with kids. I know this virtual learning situation can

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Get the Most Out of the World’s Most Popular Spreadsheet Software With These Master Classes

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet software. It’s so popular now, some kids start learning it in elementary school because it’s so critical to the modern workforce. Of course, we can’t go back to fifth grade to suggest Excel be part of the curriculum, but we can take matters into our own hands. The Ultimate Excel Bootcamp Bundle can get things on the right path.

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This four-course bundle includes more than 70 hours of training in Microsoft Excel. If you thought you knew some Excel, think again. This massive bundle is designed to take you from an Excel novice to a pro who is able to use the powerful software’s most advanced features to simplify just about everything in your workflow.


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During these courses, you’ll learn how to use Excel to manage large amounts of data, automate spreadsheets, master graphing for presentations, and

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