Month: September 2020

The Best Fall Outerwear, From Motorcycle Jackets to Drizzle-Friendly Coats

The temperatures are cooling and autumn’s arrival is near, which means it’s time to reassess your cold weather wardrobe. Whether your locale experiences actual seasons or you enjoy year-round sweater weather, shopping for the best fall outerwear can be overwhelming as the market offers no shortage of options ranging from technical to high fashion.

That’s why we’ve sorted out some worthy contenders for you.

How to Shop for Fall Outerwear

As you’re looking for a good fall jacket for transitioning between summer and winter, there are plenty of things to consider. Here are a few of them:

  • Climate: Easily the most important factor when choosing autumn outerwear, weather conditions such as temperature, wind, humidity, rain, and atmospheric pressure will determine what type of jacket or coat will be most effective in protecting you from the elements.
  • Activity and durability: In addition to the weather, keep in mind how and
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Top Chef Contestant Aaron Grissom Dead at 34 After Motorcycle Accident

Chef Aaron Grissom, who competed in Season 12 of Bravo’s Top Chef, has died at the age of 34 in a fatal motorcycle accident, the network confirmed on Friday.

Grissom passed away after crashing his motorcycle in his native Tacoma, according to the News Tribune. His death was ruled an accident by the local medical examiner.

“Bravo and the Top Chef family are saddened to learn about the passing of Chef Aaron Grissom from Season 12: Boston,” a Bravo spokesperson said in a statement. “Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.”

Grissom competed in the twelfth season of the Bravo cooking competition, which was set in Boston and aired in 2014. Grissom was known for his confident, confrontational style; he finished 11th out of 16 contestants. (Mei Lin won the title of Top Chef in the season finale, defeating runner-up Gregory Gourdet.) A year earlier,

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is using COVID-19 relief funds to pay for a $5 million tourism ad campaign, despite a surge in coronavirus cases following the Sturgis motorcycle rally

  • South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is going to use $5 million in coronavirus relief funds on a tourism ad campaign. 

  • South Dakota experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases following last month’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which researchers believe might be responsible for more than 19% of all new US cases.

  • The state now ranks second in the country for new cases per capita over the last two weeks, with 439 new cases per 100,000 people, but Noem is actively still encouraging people to visit. 

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Related: 25K for world-famous motorcycle rally amid pandemic

In the weeks following the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, South Dakota has emerged as a COVID-19 hotspot. 

Despite the spike in infections, the Gov. Kristi Noem decided to spend $5 million in federal coronavirus relief funds on a tourism ad campaign to actively bring outsiders to the state, according to the Associated Press. 

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Almost 20% of cases in past month stem from controversial motorcycle rally, research claims

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A motorcycle rally held in South Dakota in August and attended by hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country is linked to more than 260,000 Covid-19 cases recorded in the US since 2 August, a new study suggests, with researchers describing the event as a “worst-case scenario” for spreading the disease.

Between 7 and 16 August, around 450,000 people from across the states flocked to Sturgis for the annual 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which featured several concerts and was held despite cases soaring across the country. Last week, a 60-year-old man with underlying health conditions was the first known person thought to have died with coronavirus having attended the event.

The study, by San Diego State University’s Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies, estimates that the 260,000 figure represents around 19 per cent of all virus infections reported in the US between 2 August and

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