Company bundles news, TV, iCloud and new fitness classes as part of subscription plan

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Apple has launched “Apple One”, a subscription plan that bundles together its various services.

Users will be able to stick together its variety of different content offerings into one subscription, at a slightly cheaper rate.

The new plan was unveiled during a virtual event, named “Time Flies”, at which it revealed new Apple Watches and iPads.

The decision to launch the bundle has already come under criticism from Spotify, who argued that Apple offering its Music and other subscriptions together is “unfair” and that its behaviour “threatens our collective freedoms to listen, learn, create, and connect”.

The new Apple One subscription begins with an “individual” membership. That costs $14.95, and includes Apple Music, TV+, its Arcade games service, as well as 50GB of iCloud storage.

A family membership costs $19.95 per month. That gives access to the same services, plus 200GB of iCloud storage, and can be shared by up

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Free outdoor fitness classes returning to Canalside, MLK Park this weekend

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After eight weeks of virtual classes, the popular and now-socially-distant outdoor exercise series returned on Saturday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — If you’ve been wanting to get back outside and get in a good workout, you could do it again for free starting Saturday.

That’s when the City of Buffalo and BlueCross BlueShield resumed Fitness at Canalside and and Summer City Fitness at MLK Park.

After eight weeks of virtual classes, the now socially distant popular outdoor exercise series returns.

If you’re still not ready to take part in a group setting, Summer City Fitness will be recorded each week with a link posted on the city’s website, so you can exercise in the comfort of your own home. 

Saturday’s class featured Buffalo’s La’Movement Fitness. Each person who came was at least ten feet apart from each other.

“The community was just so excited to come out and work out with us,”

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North Hempstead Permits Outdoor Fitness Classes In Town Parks

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NORTH HEMPSTEAD, NY — With gyms and fitness studios occupying an uncertain place in New York State’s coronavirus reopening plan, fitness instructors will now be allowed to conduct outdoor classes at Town of North Hempstead parks, town officials announced.

In order to hold classes in town parks, fitness instructors will need to obtain a permit for $25 per hour. Each class may host up to 25 participants. Classes may be held during normal park hours between 8 a.m. and sunset, and all class participants must remain six feet apart and wear masks while not exercising, Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board announced.

“We are doing all that we can to provide local businesses with relief during these challenging times,” Bosworth said. “It is our hope that by allowing fitness classes to take place in our parks, it will relieve some of the burden on gyms and fitness studios

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Fitness studios, gyms move classes outdoors

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A BronCore Fitness bootcamp in the Boston Commons.

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Jacob Gise opened a Body Fit Training franchise in Santa Monica, California, in November. By March, the flagship U.S. studio of the global chain had just become profitable.

Gise had traveled to Australia, where Body Fit Training began, to learn the ropes, so he was ecstatic to see the investment of time and resources beginning to pay off. Operating costs for the location totaled about $42,000 a month for rent, instructors and equipment.

Then, the coronavirus hit and most workout facilities in the U.S. were forced to shutter. Gise pivoted to online courses, but it wasn’t enough — he was bringing only in $8,000 a month, less than a sixth of what he was getting in March.

“I climbed this huge mountain, traveling to different countries and doing all this stuff to get it here,” Gise said. “Right as it

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ICE bans international students from entering U.S. for online classes

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Friday that international students who plan to solely enroll in online classes this fall will be barred from entering the country. The announcement came as the U.S. topped 4 million coronavirus cases and as colleges and universities roll out plans to shift to online learning for the fall semester.

“Nonimmigrant students in new or initial status after March 9 will not be able to enter the U.S. to enroll in a U.S. school as a nonimmigrant student for the fall term to pursue a full course of study that is 100 percent online,” ICE said in its press release.

The department also mandated that designated school officials are not to provide new international students with an I-20 form that declares their legal student status. This guidance includes new international students who are outside of the U.S. and want to take online-only classes

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Ford boots MPP from caucus and floats new idea for in-person classes

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July 22

3:00 p.m.: Ontario Legislature adjourns after Ford boots MPP from caucus

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned after passing 18

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College Is More Than Classes

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The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally restructured higher education for at least the next semester. Come fall, many college students are yet again facing a life off-campus, sitting in front of a screen. Despite the obvious differences between online and in-person education, colleges and universities are largely set on maintaining — if not raising — tuitions. This raises the question: Is an online education worth the same as one in person? It also raises a broader, more important question: What is the value of a college education?

Before I try to answer them, let me show my cards. I am a rising senior at Harvard, where only first-years and students with extraordinary circumstances will return to campus in the fall and only seniors will return in the spring. Harvard’s residential capacity has been topped at 40 percent, and all classes for all students — including those living on campus —

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Trump administration drops plan to deport international students in online-only classes

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Two of the country’s top universities won a major victory over the Trump administration on Tuesday, after the government agreed to halt its plan to deport international college students who only use online courses to study this fall.

The decision marks a stunning retreat for the Trump administration, which left schools and students reeling following a July 6 announcement that spurred lawsuits and condemnation from a growing list of states, schools, politicians, labor unions and tech sector giants. That included the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which announced it was “pleased that the Department of Homeland Security rescinded its ill-conceived policy regarding international students” following the decision.

Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued both DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, days after the government warned schools it would begin to reinstate tight restrictions on the number of online classes foreign students are allowed to take while

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Trump administration drops rule barring foreign students from taking online-only classes

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration agreed Tuesday to rescind its controversial rule barring international students from living in the USA while taking fall classes online, a sharp reversal after the White House faced a slew of lawsuits challenging the policy.  

A Massachusetts judge announced the decision during a federal court hearing in a case filed last week by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Judge Allison Burroughs said the universities’ request for the court to block the rule was moot because the government agreed to rescind the policy. 

Monday, 18 state attorneys general had sued the Department of Homeland Security over the rule, which would have forced foreign students to leave or face deportation if they were enrolled in only online classes this fall, when experts fear expanded outbreaks of COVID-19 cases. 

An international student at Indiana University waits for a bus near the university on March 20, when classes first went online because of the pandemic.
An international student at Indiana University waits for a bus near the university on March 20,
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Herndon Yoga Studio Slowly Adds New Classes Following Coronavirus

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HERNDON, VA — Like many other small businesses in the Herndon community, The Health Advantage Yoga Center was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Susan Van Nuys, who has owned and operated the yoga studio at 1041 Sterling Road in Herndon since 2001, told Patch back in April her core business was walk-in traffic. That pretty much stopped when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered all non-essential businesses to close in March.

Just like other business owners, though, Van Nuys found a way to adapt and has managed to keep her business afloat through the state’s closure and the early stages of its phased reopening. Now that the state is in phase three, gyms and fitness centers can operate at 75 percent capacity, and recreational sports will have continued physical distancing requirements.

Van Nuys recently answered a few questions about how well her business has weathered the pandemic and the first

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