Philadelphia Inquirer: The best ways to professionally network while socially distancing during coronavirus

Philadelphia Inquirer: The best ways to professionally network while socially distancing during coronavirus. “A record 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. And 540,000 of those new lost jobs claims came from Pennsylvanians, the Labor Department reported.This makes it even more important to stay connected as business conversations resume on Slack, Skype and Zoom from our dining room tables.”

TODAY: This anti-bullying advocate is hosting virtual knitting circles. Here’s how to join

TODAY: This anti-bullying advocate is hosting virtual knitting circles. Here’s how to join. “Twice a day, Shira Blumenthal has become a calming presence for her followers who join her for Facebook Live knitting sessions while they’re practicing social distancing. It’s about ‘having that opportunity not only to talk to someone, but see someone,’ she told TODAY. ‘I’m cooped up in my apartment in Manhattan with my two cats. I am quarantining and haven’t seen any people and it’s hard for me.'”

The Guardian: New Zealand site to report Covid-19 rule-breakers crashes amid spike in lockdown anger

The Guardian: New Zealand site to report Covid-19 rule-breakers crashes amid spike in lockdown anger. “So many New Zealanders have reported their neighbours to the authorities for breaking lockdown rules that a new police website to record such incidents crashed. More than 2,000 people rang an emergency police line last week to report rule-breakers. As a result, a dedicated website was set up in the hope it would dissuade them from ringing 111.”

Pitchfork: Beatles’ Iconic Abbey Road Crosswalk Gets Repainted Because Nobody Is Outside

Pitchfork: Beatles’ Iconic Abbey Road Crosswalk Gets Repainted Because Nobody Is Outside. “A London municipal crew was able to repaint the crosswalk in front of Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles shot the cover to their 1969 album. The area’s usual heavy foot traffic—which you can watch live on a webcam—has been drastically reduced by the city’s social-distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which made the update possible according to NBC News.”

Magic: The Gathering Arena takes Friday Night Magic online as local stores shutter (Rock Paper Shotgun)

Rock Paper Shotgun: Magic: The Gathering Arena takes Friday Night Magic online as local stores shutter. “It’s not a great time for physical games. While us videogames lot are enjoying more time than ever to play, it’s practically impossible to run a weekly board or card game meet when all the shops are shut and any human interaction could lead to contracting a (potentially deadly) virus. In an effort to keep the magic alive, Wizards Of The Coast are running three weeks of special Friday Night Magic events to help MTG communities stay alive online with Magic: The Gathering Arena.”

NTV: UNL launches educational program that helps families from home

NTV: UNL launches educational program that helps families from home. “In a world where schools and families with young children continue to adapt to staying at home, more help is always needed. Inspired by Fred Rogers and the ‘Mister Rogers Neighborhood’ TV show, educators at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln launched “A Beautiful Day” — a new website that helps teachers, children, and families from home during this challenging time.”

Irish Post: This helpful website shows how far you can go from home without breaking Ireland’s COVID-19 restrictions

Irish Post: This helpful website shows how far you can go from home without breaking Ireland’s COVID-19 restrictions. “A NEW website has been created to offer guidance to the Irish public on how far they can roam from home while the current Covid-19 restrictions are in place. As of midnight, this past Friday, March 27, people across Ireland were ordered to remain indoors for the next two weeks to help slow the spread of coronavirus.”