The Daily Populous

Sunday March 22nd, 2020 morning edition

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Following backlash, GameStop will now be following in those footsteps.

GameStop received criticism for keeping its stores open, and even more so after labeling itself as an essential business.

Now though, all outlets across the United States will close as of March 22.

Those who are still interested in buying games through GameStop can only do so through curbside pick-up at stores and eCommerce delivery.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), today provided an update related to its United States store operations and customer service related to COVID-19.

As such, stores that remain in operation will provide only pick-up at the door or delivery to home activities to further protect our employees and customers.”.

In addition, the Company will reimburse all benefit eligible U.S. employees, one month of the employee portion of benefit expenses. »

Starting school at 10am halves student illness and improves academic performance, finds study

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When students in their mid-teens started school at 10am instead of the usual 8:30am, rates of illness decreased by more than half over a two-year period, and got significantly better grades.

“It starts with physical illness, and then there’s mental illness, and last but not least academic performance.”.

“This is a big issue that isn’t just about sleep, but circadian rhythms, chronotypes and the mistiming of our society. »

JetBlue flight attendant quits job via escape slide

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At the time of the incident, the 38-year-old Slater was a steward on Flight 1052 from Pittsburgh to New York City.

He contended that when the flight landed a passenger became abusive toward him during an argument over luggage.

Afterward, he took two beers from the beverage cart, deployed the emergency exit and started down the slide. »

Vaccine fears brought measles back to New York

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More than 600 people in New York City contracted measles between October 2018 and July 2019, and 49 had to be hospitalized.

The outbreak started after one unvaccinated child fell sick with the disease after returning home from Israel in September 2018.

Among 37 children hospitalized with the virus, 35 had not received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. »

B.C. couple who bought entire store's meat section says they're living in fear now

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The couple at the centre of a panic meat buying frenzy in Lake Country last weekend has reached out to Castanet to let us know that they are receiving death threats due to the community's negative reaction.

Dan Marcotte spoke with Castanet to try and explain his reasons for the massive purchase that cleaned out the Save On Foods meat section last weekend.

Marcotte also donated $1,000 to the Lake Country Food Bank after the incident, which he says was grateful and supportive. »