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    A former Olympic figure skater and UNC Ph.D. student [Rachael Flatt] is working to fight eating disorders

    According to this NYT article, Rachael successfully defended her master’s thesis on eating disorders in athletes in March. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/03/sports/athletes-eating-disorders.html?referringSource=articleShare The whole article is worth a read, here's a little excerpt: ETA...
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    ISU to evaluate feasibility of 2020-21 skating season

    For sr GP events, the deadline for cancellations is 12 weeks before the event. Also, we get those prestigious ISU Skating Awards in digital/virtual form. Oh yay. Anxiously waiting for those "further details" that will be provided in due course. :rolleyes:
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    2020-21 Canadian Pairs News & Updates

    Um... Except Cirque isn't doing so great at the moment. I sure hope the company will make it through the current crisis, but currently it is "working with restructuring advisers to address a cash crunch and its roughly $900 million in debt" and "Cirque du Soleil’s layoffs affected more than...
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2019-20 season news & updates

    The IG post has a comment thats says: "The next generation of skaters are already reaping the benefits of Quinn’s expertise at Maryland Figure Skating Academy. We’re privileged to have a top-level ice dancer on the coaching staff." https://www.instagram.com/p/B_DV-c-JQqM/
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    Boris Johnson Admitted To Hospital With C-*****

    My thoughts exactly. "This is the pinned tweet for St Thomas's ICU where Boris Johnson is being treated. It shows clearly established protocols for what steps it takes when in treating *********-19. Stark contrast with the clumsy, damaging obfuscation from no 10" (link)...
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    News & Experiences continued

    Calwood resigned on Sunday: "The first minister and I have had a further conversation this evening and we have agreed that the justifiable focus on my behaviour risks becoming a distraction from the hugely important job that government and the medical profession has to do in getting the country...
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    Memes and humor to lift your spirits up

    This is technically a news story but it's probably the funniest you-know-what related thing I've come across, so I thought I'd share it here in case some of you haven't already read this epic story of boredom and scientific curiosity gone horribly, laughlably wrong (sorry if repost)...
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    Politics of Why We Are All at Home Right Now

    ICYMI, here's a Reuters article from a couple of weeks ago: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before ***** outbreak And then there's this from LA Times a couple of days ago: https://twitter.com/Emily_Baum/status/1245875443309228032 :wall:
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    News & Experiences continued

    Remember when Massachusetts couldn't get PPE because the federal goverment kept outbidding them and federal authorities confiscated the shipments they managed to order? (See Warren's letter to FEMA) Well, good news (sort of): MA got creative and found a way to get the PPE they need without the...
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    Potential for cancellation of Tokyo 2020

    Official statement is out https://www.olympic.org/news/joint-statement-from-the-international-olympic-committee-and-the-tokyo-2020-organising-committee The relevant passage: "In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime...
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    Panic Shopping and Shortages and Kindness

    panic shopping: Costco Is Refusing To Accept Returns For Toilet Paper Which Is Bad News For Panic-Buying Hoarders shortages: Amazon suspends almost 4,000 seller accounts for ‘unfairly priced’ products during v*rus p*ndemic kindness: Sikhs prepare over 30,000 free meal packets for Americans...
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    ISU Meeting and Seminars Cancelled

    Especially considering seminars like these are now cancelled: That was supposed to be the junior dance pattern next season... I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to keep the current RD requirements for next season, too. (Hopefully there will be a "next season".)
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    News & Experiences continued

    Also, the Lombardy region has recently announced stricter measures, so that hopefully will help the situation going forward (link that probably won't work) Elsewhere in Italy, local leaders have been very vocally expressing their displeasure at ciitizens who haven't followed the restrictions...
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    News & Experiences continued

    A Finnish pharmaceutical company is developing a new drug called Traumakine to treat ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) that's killing critically ill patients put on ventilators. Of course, there are still further clinical studies etc. to be done so even if it turns out to be effective...
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    Potential for cancellation of Tokyo 2020

    This just in: IOC sets mid-April deadline for decision on Tokyo 2020 Cancelling the Olympics is "not an option" but IOC "has given itself a month to consider postponing the event after an emergency meeting on Sunday, CBC Sports has confirmed." ETA: Another CBC Sports article about postponing...
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