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Raiders get help in secondary, agree with Damarious Randall

The Raiders wasted little time in utlilizing their new-found salary cap space after a previously agreed upon deal with Eli Apple failed to materialize, coming to terms with defensive back Damarious Randall Friday. The deal was reported by both ESPN and NFL Media as worth up to $3.25 million for one year, was confirmed by a team source but is not official. Randall played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Browns after being a first-round pick from Arizona State by Green Bay in 2015. The Packers traded Randall to the Browns in exchange for quarterback DeShone Kizer and a swap of fourth and fifth-round draft picks before the 2018 season. Kizer is now with the Raiders, signed after the Packers released him last season. In 11 starts for the Browns last season, Randall had his first season where he didn’t record an interception. He has 14 for his career. Randall (5-foot-11, 196 pounds) played safety for Cleveland after being after starting 39 games at both left and right corner for the Packers. He could conceivably help the Raiders in both areas. The Raiders also…

Simple DIY mask-making tips to help fight coronavirus spread

A mask alone won’t protect you from the coronavirus, but they can be made at home and are helpful in some ways to help stop the spread. Continue practicing methods of staying at home, avoiding crowds and remaining six feet away from others. Here’s a few ways to make the masks. DIY in 1-2-3 Do-it-yourself face masks are not as effective as medical grade masks at preventing the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. But if you need a mask to go out or to care for someone who is sick, DIY might be your only option. Masks come in many shapes, and tutorials abound on the Internet, including no-sew versions. Here is a simple mask to sew by machine or by hand with materials you might have at home. 1. Cut out two 10-by-6-inch rectangles of cotton fabric. Use tightly woven cotton, such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets. T-shirt fabric will work in a pinch. Stack the two rectangles; you will sew the mask as if it was a single piece of fabric. Fold over the long sides ¼ inch…

US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade, as employers slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% from a 50-year low of 3.5%. The job loss of 701,000 reported Friday by the government — the worst since the depths of the Great Recession in 2009 — is still just a small indication of what’s to come. For the April jobs report that will be released in early May, economists expect as many as a record 20 million losses and an unemployment rate of around 15%, the highest since the 1930s. The enormous magnitude of the job cuts is inflicting far-reaching damage on economies in the United States and abroad, which are widely believed to be sinking into severe recessions. As rising numbers of people lose jobs — or fear they will — consumer spending is shrinking. That pullback in spending, which is the primary driver of the economy, is intensifying pressure on those…

Coronavirus: How many Californians are really infected?

Even as California’s confirmed COVID-19 cases swelled beyond 10,000 on Thursday, nearly six times as many tests still await processing. “Those labs are overwhelmed by the demand,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said at a Thursday press briefing, where he announced that nearly 60,000 tests have yet to be completed. “The backlogs are not necessarily getting better in real time.” What’s the real number of Californians who are infected? The question comes at a crucial time when families are trying to decide who needs isolation and treatment. It’s hard to manage what you can’t measure. If California’s true infection rate reflects what’s been seen in the NBA – where Kevin Durant, Rudy Gobert, and at least another eight of 75, or 13%, of players tested have tested positive – we’d see 5.2 million California cases. If we’re instead more like Italy, with a 0.12% infection rate, we’d have 48,000 cases. California’s current infection rate – 10,000 for 40 million residents – puts us closer to 0.025%. But all of those are guesses. Because of limited testing, we have no way of knowing the true number of cases.…

New remote teaching is learning experience for California’s teachers, students

With California schools remaining closed longer than initially anticipated in response to the coronavirus pandemic, most districts are planning to start more formal distance learning programs in April, after their spring break. In the meantime, teachers have had to be creative to keep students engaged and learning after campuses shut down in March. Teachers who are tech-savvy and are working at schools that have enough computers or tablets for all students have started teaching online, while others are communicating with students and their families about suggested reading or assignments on education-based web services, such as Google Classroom or Schoology. They have also been emailing or texting students and parents. “There is no one-size-fits-all solution,” said Kim Minugh, an English teacher at Encina Preparatory High School in Sacramento. “That’s true in public education in general. What works at one school won’t work for another and what works for one kid won’t work for another.” When schools closed, Minugh and other teachers in the San Juan Unified School District were instructed to review previous lessons and offer students enrichment resources to enhance their learning, instead of introducing new concepts.…

Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes To Play Atlanta Hawks’ Trey Young In First-Ever NBA 2K Players’ Tournament

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is going head-to-head Friday evening with Atlanta Hawks point guard Trey Young in the first-ever NBA 2K Players’ Tournament on ESPN and ESPN 2. The single-elimination tournament features 16 current NBA players including Barnes, Young, Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside, Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker, Andre Drummond, Zach LaVine, Montrezl Harrell, Domantas Sabonis, DeMarcus Cousins, Deandre Ayton, Michael Porter Jr., Rui Hachimura, Derrick Jones Jr. and Patrick Beverly. The winner of the tournament will be crowned the NBA 2K20 champion and will have the opportunity to select a charity beneficiary to receive a $100,000 donation in support of ongoing coronavirus relief efforts. “I am excited for this opportunity to play basketball, a game that I love, in the virtual form and to provide entertainment to fans worldwide during this time of uncertainty,” Barnes said. “This unique opportunity allows us to use our platform to give back and donate to organizations providing vital services during this pandemic.” Barnes versus Young tips off at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN 2. Kevin Durant and Derrick Jones Jr. open up the tournament at 4:30…

Coronavirus Social Distancing: Target To Start Limiting The Number Of Shoppers Inside Stores

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Starting this weekend, Target will be limiting the number of shoppers allowed in stores due to coronavirus concerns. Beginning on Saturday, Target says they will be actively monitoring the number of shoppers coming into their stores. If needed, workers will then start limiting how many customers come inside. Target is introducing additional social distancing and safety measures to help our guests and team members stay healthy, including masks & gloves for our teams, monitoring store traffic and more. Get the details here: https://t.co/wXwlqgfahN pic.twitter.com/9m5B4xVo6k — Target News (@TargetNews) April 2, 2020 Target, like other stores during the coronavirus pandemic, has already been limiting purchases of in-demand items like toilet paper and household cleaners. Still, many shoppers report it has been hard to find those items in stock. Other retailers have also begun to limit the number of people allowed in at any given time. Starting on Friday, Costco implemented a policy of allowing only two people per membership inside their warehouses at a time. Trader Joe’s is also only allowing only a certain number of total customers at a time inside their…

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Tests Positive For Coronavirus

(CNN) — CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced on Friday that she tested positive for coronavirus after experiencing symptoms a day earlier. “I am OKAY,” Baldwin said in an Instagram post announcing her diagnosis. “It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever.” Baldwin became the second CNN anchor to test positive for the virus. Chris Cuomo tested positive earlier in the week. Baldwin, who has been broadcasting from CNN’s offices in New York City, said she had been following all the proper precautions. She explained that she has been social distancing and “doing ALL the things we’re being told to do.” “Still — it got me,” she said, noting she is healthy with no underlying conditions. Despite the diagnosis, Baldwin said she counted herself as “one of the lucky ones” and that she looked forward to being back on television “real soon.” “And shout out to the doctors and nurses who are doing the real work right now,” Baldwin concluded in her Instagram note, adding that she was sending love to them. The-CNN-Wire & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

State Senate Leader: California Legislature Won’t Return April 13 Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A leader of the California Senate says the Legislature will not reconvene on April 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak. “Given what the governor and our public health officials have stated, it has become increasingly clear that the April 13th return date the Legislature envisioned isn’t feasible,” Sen. Toni Atkins, president pro tempore of the Senate, said Friday in a statement first reported by Voice of San Diego. “Our top priority has to remain helping flatten the COVID-19 transmission curve to prevent our health care systems from being overwhelmed.” The California Legislature recessed on March 16 shortly after approving a $1 billion spending package to address the COVID-19 outbreak. It was believed to be the first unexpected work stoppage for the California Legislature in 158 years, according to Alex Vassar, an unofficial legislative historian at the California State Library. California is still under a mandatory “stay at home” order that has closed schools and most businesses. The state has more than 11,100 cases and more than 245 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Local governments and state boards and…

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