Expelliarmus boredom! JK Rowling launches ‘Harry Potter at Home’ hub for kids in lockdown

The Wizarding World just got bigger."Harry Potter" author JK Rowling has launched an online Potter hub to keep children educated and entertained during the coronavirus pandemic."Harry Potter at Home" brings together a number of resources related to the international franchise, including free access to the audiobook version of the first installment in the series."Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" has been added to Audible's library of free books as part of its partnership with the platform, making it immediately available in several different languages for free, and without requiring a subscription to the Amazon-owned audiobook service.Other features of the hub include articles, puzzles and videos, made available by publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic."Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we're on lockdown might need a bit of magic," Rowling said as she announced the launch."For over twenty years now, Hogwarts has be…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger makes $1 million donation to coronavirus relief

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes $1 million donation to coronavirus relief

"I always believed we should all do our part to make things better."

Updated: 3:32 PM EDT Mar 25, 2020

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former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging Americans to stay home amid Corona virus concerns, while California's current governor, Gavin Newsom, announced more restrictions on Sunday, including closing bars, reducing occupancy and restaurants, and urged that older citizens remain inside. To help pass the message along, Schwarzenegger posted this P S a video with some adorable recruits. His miniature pony whiskey and Lulu the Donkey watch. See that? One thing is that you stay home because there's a curfew. Now no one is allowed out, especially someone that is like 72 year…

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The Ones To Watch: 2020 presidential candidates

Democrats who are running Joe Biden (D)After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden April 25 announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race.The announcement came in a campaign video. In his campaign announcement video, Biden rebuked the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 and President Donald Trump's handling of the aftermath. Bernie Sanders (D)U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, of Vermont, has announced a second run for president. He won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary in 2016 with 60% of the vote to 38% for eventual party nominee Hillary Clinton. Tulsi Gabbard (D) U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, 37, of Hawaii has served in the U.S. House since 2013. She made her candidacy official in an announcement in January 2019. Gabbard is a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees. ---Republicans ru…

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From youth hockey to the NBA, here’s how sports organizations want players to avoid coronavirus

Sports groups are seeking to avoid a rapidly contagious virus by giving players a simple tip: fist-bumps.USA Hockey, which is linked to youth, adult and disability programming as well as the Olympic teams, has recommended a guideline to use fist bumps with hockey gloves on in handshake lines.It's a measure that mirrors an instruction given to hockey players in 2018 for Winter Olympics games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, due to the highly contagious norovirus.Some of the organization's other recommendations due to the virus include not sharing water bottles or towels.The International Ice Hockey Federation said this week it has canceled six different tournaments — events that were to take place in March and April in Estonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain. Pro leagues in Switzerland and China have also been affected, some games called off, others played without fans.The NHL hasn’t gone as far as the NBA did earlier this week. The NHL is, however, not allo…

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How Coronavirus Is Affecting Gyms and Fitness Clubs

Gyms in Wuhan, China – the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak – were swiftly turned into makeshift hospitals as Chinese officials tried to cope with the outbreak. In other parts of China, group fitness studios and weight rooms sit empty by mandate or choice as gym-goers fear the spread of the disease.Like schools and places of worship, fitness facilities have been temporarily shuttered around the globe in response to the spread of the coronavirus that causes the illness COVID-19. It’s all in an attempt to halt community spread, meaning an illness with an unknown source of infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed last week that has already happened in the U.S. in a case in Santa Clara, California.“In cities that have been hit hard, I think it’s a prudent decision,” Tara C. Smith, a professor of epidemiology at Kent State University and infectious disease expert, told Men’s Health. “It makes sense to close public places—at least for a brief …

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