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Aboriginal Australian musicians find new fans in virus shutdown

Aboriginal musician Andrew Gurruwiwi usually performs for a few hundred people in Australia’s remote far north. But during the virus shutdown his audience has swelled to nearly 120,000 around the world.

Gurruwiwi’s eponymous band is the breakout success of a series of concerts being broadcast online while the coronavirus pandemic has seen Australia’s indigenous communities tightly sealed off from the rest of the country over health concerns.

“East Arnhem Live” featured Gurruwiwi performing a 20-minute set against a backdrop of exposed red-and-white bluffs and the setting sun.

“All this coronavirus that’s been happening here (means) no shows, no music, no anything,” the artist told AFP, adding the shows were launched to “make people happy”.

Musicians around the world have migrated online after COVID-19 forced venues to close.

But organisers in Arnhem Land say the response to virtual performances from the isolated corner of Australia’s Northern Territory has far surpassed expectations,

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I Finally Got Into Yoga, and I Have Online Classes to Thank

The last couple of months have taught a lot of us that working out at home can actually be fun and effective. As someone who used to be only motivated when I was in a fitness studio class, feeding off the energy of the instructor and the other people working out alongside me, I’ve changed my mind about at-home exercise.

Now, I’ve gotten into a routine, and I’m pretty sure I work out a lot more than I used to because it’s so convenient to just turn on my laptop and stream a workout. And because I’m working out solo, I’ve been feeling more adventurous to try new types of workouts. I’ve always stuck to indoor cycling and barre classes because I felt pretty competent with them and never really tried anything else because I was afraid of making a fool out of myself in class. But since I have

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Loro Piana’s Fabio D’Angelantonio on Ginza Store, Love Letter to Japan

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MILAN — Loro Piana’s precious and soft textiles moved by the wind were the inspiration for the vibrating texture of the facade of the brand’s new flagship in Tokyo’s Ginza.

“This is the first time we express the brand through architecture and the facade is up to our ambitions, given the impact of the building, which is so evocative of the brand,” said Loro Piana chief executive officer Fabio d’Angelantonio proudly. “We’ve long wanted to have a presence in Ginza and the brand has a storied presence in Japan, so this is a very symbolic and important moment for us.”

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the opening of the store was postponed from April to early last week, representing a sign of hope for the future. The company is evaluating the possibility of holding an event to mark the opening in the second

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Here’s Exactly Where to Buy Face Masks Online

Practicing social distancing and staying home is the best thing you can do to slow the spread of COVID-19, but protests against racial injustice have many taking to the streets—where the six-feet rule can be almost impossible to swing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises you to wear a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, and with this recommendation, everyone wants to know where to buy face masks. We rounded up some options below—from face masks for kids to breathable face masks and more—and we’ll update this list as companies go in and out of stock.

Cloth face masks don’t guarantee you won’t contract the virus or pass it on, but they’re a public health measure we should all seriously consider, whether you’re protesting or in a city that’s slowly re-opening. If you’re unsure of where to buy face masks

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the clearance items to add to your basket

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Today (June 15) marks the day that most shops in the UK can finally reopen after months of closure due to coronavirus.

And while our high street shopping experience will look very different due to social distancing guidelines, it will at least be nice to actually see things before we buy them.

However, there is one thing that we haven’t missed about shopping, and that’s the sales.

Sifting through endless rails, the queues for the tills and the sense of urgency that buzzes around and creates a less than relaxing retail experience; no, we haven’t missed that at all.

Luckily then, we can stick to online shopping when it comes to the sales and there’s

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Hotels Prep To Reopen In Connecticut

CONNECTICUT — If your favorite Connecticut hotel seems a little less accommodating on your next overnight stay, blame the coronavirus, and the state regulations that are being enforced in its wake.

On June 17, hotels, motels and B&Bs will be joining gyms, indoor recreation and personal services such as tattoo parlors among the business sectors allowed to come back online in Connecticut. Gov. Ned Lamont shuttered them all as part of his “Stay Safe, Stay Home” lockdown begun in March, intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Or almost all. The Ethan Allen on Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury was able to keep its doors open catering to essential workers.

“We mostly did essential workers from Danbury Hospital such as doctors and nurses who lived further away, maybe more than an hour, and they were working 12-hour shifts,” said Kimberly Olson, director of sales and marketing at Ethan Allen.

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How much coronavirus risk is there in common travel activities? We asked an expert

Travel in the middle of a global pandemic presents challenges, with each activity carrying its own level of risk for coronavirus.

Joseph Khabbaza, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Cleveland Clinic, said some of the biggest questions he’s getting relate to travel activities. 

Khabbaza, who treats coronavirus patients, said the primary path of transmission is contacts with respiratory droplets produced by infected people. Face masks, physical distancing, frequent handwashing and cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces have become standard across the travel sector.  

“Every industry has interventions in place to make things safer,” he said.

The Cleveland Clinic has been helping United Airlines develop its coronavirus mitigation policies, including mandatory face masks, touchless kiosks and physical distancing.

“Companies are bringing in outside health experts,” Khabbaza said. “That can be a little bit reassuring.”

Khabbaza, who’s taking a 500-mile road trip with his family to Long Island, New York, offered

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What will holidays / travel look like after coronavirus lockdown?

Travel, the luxury most of us took for granted up until March, has never felt more needed, with many of us desperate to swap the four walls that kept us safe in isolation for the white-washed stone of a Spanish villa. But from self-cleaning hotel rooms to temperature checks at airports, what will holidays actually look like post-coronavirus lockdown?

The reality is that travel as we know it has changed for the foreseeable future. Gone are on a whim weekend breaks to European cities and nights in far-flung, cheap as chips hostels. As we all come to terms with lengthy quarantines, health checks and levels of accommodation hygiene that would put Queen of Clean Marie Kondo to shame, things are likely to look pretty different when it comes to your annual leave.

The good news is that the desire to travel hasn’t left us. Numerous surveys indicate most Brits can’t

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2020 is ‘the perfect storm’ for online scams

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Online scams can come in many forms and via any kind of device. (Photo: Getty)
Online scams can come in many forms and via any kind of device. (Photo: Getty)

A worldwide pandemic, mass unemployment and nationwide protests over racial injustice — there are many important issues occupying our collective attention. Sadly, this kind of large-scale distraction is fertile ground for hackers.

“We have the COVID disaster combined with the economic disaster combined with the protests,” said Adam Levin, cyber security expert and founder of CyberScout, to Yahoo Life. ”We are now in the middle of what can be considered a perfect storm for scammers.”

Levin says that the current climate of our nation has set the stage for an online scam trifecta: motive, means, and opportunity.

“The motive for scammers

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Maison & Objet Moves Fall Fair Online, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin School to Relocate, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

In Pursuit of a More Just World

Nonprofit Rallies Street Artists for a Cause

Italian nonprofit Yourban 2030 has produced a global street art campaign designed to raise funds for Black Lives Matter initiatives and a number of NGOs, as well as to support those particularly impacted by the pandemic. The program, called Color 4 Action, features black-and-white works by artists including Shepard Fairey (known for the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” design), Ron English, Jeremy Fish, and Okuda. Donors who give $25 or more to one of the supported organizations receive a link to download the artists’ coloring book–style drawings.

Design Companies Continue to Step Up

On June 26, East Fork is set to stage its annual fundraiser for Campaign

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