JJ Watt’s Brothers Are Now on the Same NFL Team — and His Response Is Hilarious

Sibling rivalry!

JJ Watt might be the odd one out as the only Watt brother not playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers next season, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t getting in on the fun.

Earlier this month, Derek Watt, 27, signed a three-year deal to join his younger brother, T.J. Watt, 25, as a fullback on the Steelers, leaving the Los Angeles Chargers after a four-year stint, according to ESPN.

Though JJ, 31, is staying put as a defensive end for the Houston Texans, he had a hilarious response to his brothers reuniting in the NFL.

After Derek signed the $9.75 million contract, the Steelers couldn’t help but share the news on social media by comparing the Watt reunion to Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s 2008 comedy Step Brothers.

The Steelers tweeted a photoshopped picture of the Step Brothers movie poster, replacing the original actors with T.J. and Derek and dubbing the film “Watt Brothers” with the tagline “Double the wattage.”

Referencing a line from the movie, the team hilariously captioned the picture, ” ‘Did we just become teammates?’…’Yep’ “

Feeling left out from the brotherly post, JJ chimed in with the perfect response that only true Step Brothers fans would understand.

In the movie, when Brennan and Dale move into the same house with their parents, Dale warns Brennan not to touch his one prized possession: his drum set.

JJ replied to the Steelers post quoting the film, writing, “If anybody touches my drumset, there are going to be big, big problems.”

Lucky for Derek and T.J., the two won’t be living under the same roof, the former told ESPN.

“Once we get to Pittsburgh, I’m not going to say we’re going to be roommates,” Watt said. “He doesn’t want that. I know my wife doesn’t want that. It would be awesome, yes, but there’s a fine line between being around each other every single day, nonstop.”

Still, Derek said he would love the opportunity to play alongside all of his brothers.

“It would be something incredibly special for my family if we could all three, somehow, someway get together on the field in the same uniform.”


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5 Seconds of Summer's Calum Hood Hopes Band's New Album Is a 'Positive Light' for Fans

You can count on 5 Seconds of Summer to give fans new music during this tumultuous time.

The group just dropped their fourth album Calm (stylized C A L M) — and Calum Hood hopes its 12 tracks “can serve as a positive light” as fans practice social distancing. Speaking to PEOPLE, the group’s bassist talked about the genre-bending new album and halting tour plans as the band stays at home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“As a human, it’s led me to be more empathetic toward people who are not in such a privileged situation as I am,” says Hood. “In terms of physical well-being, mental well-being, or even financial. It’s made me really mindful about other people. I just hope [the album] serves as a positive thing. That’s all it can do.”

As for his own time away, social distancing has given the 24 year old a chance to dust off his record player and listen to some throwback tracks by artists such as Jeff Buckley, David Bowie and Herbie Hancock.

He adds that his bandmates Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford have stayed in touch through texts and FaceTime calls but that he “tries not to bombard everyone” since now is the ideal time for them to rest — especially Irwin, who acknowledged in a Twitter video earlier this week that he “had started to get sick.”

“I talk to Ashton nearly every day,” says Hood. “It’s funny because it’s actually crazy how much you take for granted seeing people. I used to see that guy every day.”

“He’s probably the healthiest guy I’ve ever met in my lifetime,” he adds. “I’m just hoping that he’ll be able to get through the other side unscathed. He should be all good.”

As Irwin recovers and the “Youngblood” group self-isolates, the band’s tour planning has also been put at a “standstill.” They’re still scheduled to head on their No Shame Tour in Europe starting in May before heading to North America during the fall.

“Everything’s kind of up in the air, especially with touring,” he explains. “It’s out of our hands. We’re not really sure what we’re going to do with that just yet, but once we are able to get back together in a room and talk it out, that’s when decisions will be made.”

But for now, he’s excited for fans to celebrate and listen to the sonically diverse album that is Calm. And if he were to assign a song to each member, here’s what track he’d assign to each member:

Hood would be “Wildflower” because he sings on the track and it represents his “easygoing nature.” Irwin would be “Teeth” because of the track’s influences from bands such as The Cure and Depeche Mode.

“Ashton was really pioneering that influence by bringing in a different side to our style of writing,” he says.

Hemmings would be “Best Years” because the track “sums up his honest songwriting style.” And Clifford would be “High” since it “captures his diversity as a musician” and is the most “Beatles-esque” track on the album.

The album’s title Calm describes the band’s overall mood while making the record.

“There was a freedom and confidence within ourselves to create a great album, and hopefully we did,” he says.

But the title is also a nod to the band member’s first names (Calum, Ashton, Luke and Michael) — an acronym that has reverberated within the group’s fan base since their start. As they’ve promoted the album, the group has gotten a better chance to reconnect with their fans in a more direct way.

Earlier this week, Hood and Hemmings went on Instagram Live and “messed around” with some of their older tracks.

“If we were releasing an album the way we actually do it, we wouldn’t have had time to do that so it’s kind of a really special moment to ground yourself and be with your fans in a time like this,” Hood says.

“I mean, I’ve forgotten most of the lyrics to all the old songs, and they definitely told me that so I think I need to brush up on my discography,” he adds, laughing.

Dropping Calm has also given a chance for the group to see their own fan base evolve with time since their self-titled debut album in 2014.

“Honestly, it’s pretty f—ing crazy,” he says. “You see how their individual fashion styles change and how their music style changes, and how they’re growing into young men and young women who are confident and empowering and liberated within themselves.”

“It’s really just cool to be involved in a forward-thinking generation and to have grown with them in that way,” he adds.

Along with the new album, the group also debuted a collaboration with the Calm App by creating four different remixes of songs off the album that can serve as a way to focus on self-care and meditation.

“It was a huge thing to be able to share that side of me because as vulnerable as it is, at times, it’s a really exciting prospect that other people can thrive and prosper in a world that they might have never been introduced to,” he says. “[Self-care] has definitely become more prevalent in my life over the last few years dealing with everything. It’s a big thing for me right now.”

As fans get to enjoy the band’s new music, Hood also hopes that the album serves as a way to document the person he is today.

“I guess that’s the overall goal,” he says. “To be kind of immortalized within the music. I think that this one captures me in my early adulthood, which would be nice to look back on when I’m older.”

Calm is out now.

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Carson Daly Reveals Touching Meaning Behind Newborn Daughter Goldie Patricia's Name

Carson Daly made a brief return to the Today show on Friday, calling in to update his work family on the new addition to his own family: daughter Goldie Patricia, who was born on Thursday evening.

“It’s great to be with you all,” the now father-of-four told co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, and Al Roker — who all came back together, some via video from their homes, to celebrate Daly’s happy news. “Goldie’s awesome … I wake up today just profoundly moved.”

He went on to praise his wife, Siri Daly, for her strength for giving birth during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

“Watching Siri over the last 24 hours — not to mention during this pregnancy, but being 9 months pregnant at this time, you can just imagine the extra anxiety that has brought,” Daly, 46, said, explaining that Siri has spent most of her time in the hospital alone because new regulations amid the pandemic restricted him to only joining her in the delivery room for their daughter’s birth. “Her heroism … she’s a superstar, she’s a superhero. I wake up enamored by her.”

Goldie Patricia was born in Long Island, New York on Thursday, March 26 at 4:08 p.m., weighing 8.2 lbs. and 20 inches.

Her name has a special meaning for Daly and Siri, who also share daughters London Rose, 5½, and Etta Jones, 7½, and son Jackson James, 11.

The name Patricia is an homage to Daly’s late mother, who died of a heart attack in September 2017. “It would have been my mom’s birthday tomorrow, so that worked out to be quite nice,” Daly said.

As for Goldie, Daly said he stumbled upon the moniker on St. Patrick’s Day morning, as he was looking for Irish names after the results of his Ancestry DNA kit confirmed his “98 percent Irishness.”

“We had a shortlist of names that we liked but nothing was sitting its neck out. And I thought about it and I said, ‘You know, this is our fourth kid. She seems like a pot of gold at the end of our family rainbow,” he explained. “I told Siri, ‘What do you think about Goldie Patricia?’ And that was it. It was just one of those things, we knew.”

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Daly added that he and his wife will be calling Goldie “Go Go” for short and also told his Today co-anchors that his three other kids were “very excited for little Go Go.”

“They are anxiously awaiting for mommy and Go Go to come home,” he said. “And also London, my youngest, reminded me, she said, ‘Daddy, I think you said that GoGo is going to buy me a toy. So when can I get my toy?'”

Asked how he and his family were doing while isolating at home, Daly shared that all were “holding up pretty good.”

“It’s obviously an anxious time for everybody and we’re being extra cautious on the germ front,” he said. “We’re also in minor construction on the home front so we’ve been confined to several rooms. We have no kitchen, but that’s been good because it promotes us locally supporting our local restaurants and getting food and bringing it in. We’ve just been hunkering down, doing what you guys tell us to do on the news, what the government’s saying, and being extra cautious.”

“Our circle’s small and we’re just remaining connected with the kids,” he said. “The digital schooling has helped put a little structure back in their life. Now the kids have a little bit of a routine, it’s getting a little bit easier. But we remain mindful of New York City, which has become the epicenter now, and all the people that are just having a tough go. At the end of the day we feel quite blessed, especially with Goldie.”

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Before signing off on Today, Daly gave a shot out to the medical staff working at the hospital where his daughter was born.

“The work that they’re doing on the front lines, you don’t believe it until you’re there and you can see it,” he said. “We want to thank the doctors who delivered Go Go, they were incredible on Long Island. So we want to thank them. It’s crazy, it’s like a college campus. The last time you were on a college campus, only then can you be reminded how huge these institutions are. Hospitals are the same … there’s so many people who do it all for us. We’re so grateful to all that they’re doing.”

Daly had similar kind things to say about New York medical teams on Thursday, in an Instagram post announcing Goldie’s birth.

“The Daly family wants to send a special shout out to the incredibly brave & selfless medical staff at our hospital in New York and also the many courageous people on the front lines of this dreadful virus,” he wrote. “We appreciate your well wishes and ask that you join us in praying for the many suffering around the world. God Bless you all.”

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11.15am Chelsea news LIVE: Pedro backtracks on exit claims, Rudiger furious, Premier League update – The Sun

CHELSEA won't be playing again until at least May after the Premier League's coronavirus suspension was extended.

But there's always drama down at Stamford Bridge with winger Pedro claiming quotes about him being ready to leave were mistranslated.

Elsewhere we have updates from the rest of the squad whilst in lockdown and the latest on the Blues' transfer targets.

Follow all the latest updates and Chelsea gossip below…

  • FRONT RUNNERS

    Manchester United are now favourites – ahead of the Blues – to sign Jadon Sancho with the bookies.

    The Borussia Dortmund ace has fired in 17 goals with 19 assists in all competitions this term.

    Here is a list of the odds around the clubs, courtesy of 888Bet, with United narrowly ahead of Chelsea for the England winger’s signature.

    Man United 3/1

    Chelsea 4/1

    Barcelona 11/1

    Real Madrid 14/1

    Bayern Munich 16/1

    PSG 16/1

    Tottenham 16/1

    Arsenal 20/1

    Man City 20/1

  • 'LIPPE SERVICE

    Chelsea and Man Utd target Philippe Coutinho has made returning to the Premier League a “top priority”.

    The Brazilian is on loan at Bayern Munich, where he has nine goals and eight assists in 32 games.

    But the German champions have indicated they do not wish to pay £100million to make the move permanent.

    It leaves Barca searching for a buyer, with the club having no intention of keeping Coutinho, who they paid £142m for in 2018.

    According to Mundo, the 27-year-old is desperate to return to England, with London rivals Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all monitoring his situation.

    But it is claimed LaLiga champions are interested in signing Spurs powerhouse Tanguy Ndombele – who arrived in the capital this summer from Lyon in a club-record £65m move.

  • CUT IT OFF

    Premier League clubs are looking to CANCEL the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.

    Football has officially been abandoned until April 30 with the 2019-20 campaign given an indefinite window to be completed.

    There are concerns over the sizeable fee broadcasters will demand if the contractually obligated number of games shown on TV is not met, as well as the integrity of the competition were existing results expunged.

    However The Athletic report this morning that a growing number of sides are worried about rushing back to the pitch.

    There is said to be a fear among some top-flight clubs that worrying about football in such a climate would be seen as crass and insulting.

  • ANGEL DELIGHT

    Manchester United have reportedly upped their contract offer to Angel Gomes after interest from the Blues.

    The 19-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has attracted interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

    Yet Metro claim the Red Devils have already offered Gomes a salary of around £25,000-a-week on a two-year deal.

    But following interest from the Blues, United have offered a third year with instalments that could see the teenager net around £30k-a-week.

  • GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS,

    Pedro has moved to correct mistranslated interviews that claim the Spaniard is 'terminating' his Chelsea contract.
    He told the club's website: “As many people know, my contract is up in May, but I still haven't spoken to the club about whether or not it will be renewed and whether I'll carry on.

    “I've seen loads of messages from Chelsea fans saying goodbye and thanking me for the time I've spent here, which I appreciate, but I'd like to tell all the fans simply that my current contract is coming to an end but I still have to talk to the club.
    “I don't know whether I'll keep playing here or not. That conversation is still to come. But I have not signed for any other club. I belong to Chelsea. I have a contract.
    “My wish is to be able to stay here but obviously we don't know what will happen. I have to speak to the club and let's see what happens.”

    But should Pedro leave Stamford Bridge as expected this summer, Chelsea face a fight to sign his replacement Jadon Sancho.
    Liverpool are also interested in the England international, as Borussia Dortmund reveal they will let him leave for £100m, according to Evening Standard.
    But Man Utd are considered the favourites to bring the 20-year-old back to his homeland, after notching up 14 goals and 15 assists in the Bundesliga this season.

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Is Blake Shelton's New Haircut an Homage to Joe Exotic?

Blake Shelton is offering up an update to anyone following his hair evolution and it looks like he and his girlfriend Gwen Stefani are just like everyone else — they watched Netflix's Tiger King over the weekend. Case in point: In Shelton's latest "quarantine mullet update," he showed off a look pulled straight from the show's lead, Joe Exotic.

Shelton's fans already know that he's going back to his '90s roots and returning to his mullet days, but Stefani's mastery of clippers offered up a new, very tiger-inspired update. Yes, she gave Shelton tiger stripes. In a tweet, Shelton says that she "decided to take it to the next level" with the new addition.

Post-buzz, Shelton and Stefani posed for a camo-festooned photo session. Shelton captioned the image, "Our first quarantine photo shoot."

Shelton's mullet is in direct reaction to the quarantine. He explained that because everything he had planned was canceled, there was no reason not to do it.

"I have an announcement. With basically EVERYTHING I had scheduled being canceled for the foreseeable further [sic] @gwenstefani and I have made a decision together. I am growing my mullet back as a symbol of hope or some shit like that.. Anyway it’s coming back! For real. Stay tuned…" he wrote.

People adds that he was thinking about bringing back the look in 2017, when he was crowned with the Sexiest Man Alive title.

"When I think of sexy, I think of my heroes and Billy Ray Cyrus was one of them," he told Ellen DeGeneres. "With this new power that has been bestowed on me, I can bring the mullet back which makes it okay for any of us to have them."

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Arkansas Mom and Daughter Are Murdered by Same Man 23 Years Apart, then Killer Drowns Himself

Tragedy struck the same Arkansas family twice — both times at the hands of the same man.

On Wednesday, an ex-convict returned to the upscale lakeside Arkansas neighborhood where he’d fatally shot a 75-year-old woman and her 52-year-old nephew 23 years earlier, say authorities. Once there, he murdered the woman’s daughter and then drowned himself after fleeing from police.

Martha McKay, 63, was found dead inside her home at the historic Snowden House in Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas, just southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

On Wednesday, Crittenden County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the home, Sheriff Mike Allen said in a statement.

A popular wedding venue and vacation spot, the stately lakeside home the McKay family has owned since 1919 was the setting for the 1994 movie adaptation of John Grisham’s bestselling legal thriller, The Client, the Commercial Appeal reports.

Upon arriving at the home, deputies found the back door open.

Inside they found a man, later identified as Travis Lewis, 39, who jumped out of an upstairs window, ran to his vehicle and drove across the property, Allen says in the statement.

When the vehicle got stuck in the yard, the suspect “jumped from the car and ran and jumped into the lake,” Allen says.

“He was observed going under the water and never came back up,” Allen says.

Using sonar equipment, members of the Crittenden County Search and Rescue team were able to locate and recover Lewis’s body.

Meanwhile, deputies searched the house and found McKay’s body, Allen says.

She had been stabbed, neighbors told the Commercial Appeal.

The bodies were sent to the state medical examiner’s office to determine cause and manner of death.

Authorities are investigating why Lewis killed McKay after murdering McKay’s mother, Sally Snowden McKay, 75, and her nephew, Lee Baker, 52, a well-known blues rock guitarist, on Sept. 10, 1996, when he was just 16.

It’s unclear whether Sally McKay and Baker were killed at the Snowden House, as Fox 13 reports, or if they were killed in a different home down the street, as the Commercial Appeal reports.

The history between Lewis and McKay, and her mother and cousin — members of the powerful Snowden family which owned much of the property in the area, including The Peabody, a historic hotel in Memphis — is unclear.

His parents had once lived on property on Horseshoe Lake owned by the Snowden family, the Commercial Appeal has reported.

Charged as an adult in the notorious Horseshoe Lake murders, Lewis pleaded guilty to the murders and was sentenced to 28.5 years in prison.

He was paroled in 2018 after serving 23 years of his sentence.

Residents are shocked that yet another murder has taken place in their usually tranquil neighborhood.

“We locked our doors and remained inside and prayed for the best,” one neighbor who saw police patrolling the lake told Fox 13.

“It’s just a scary thing that’s happened,” the neighbor said. “We are praying for the family.”


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Twitter Detective Discovers the Surprising Origin of Triscuit Crackers' Name

While everyone is social distancing, some people are becoming mega internet sleuths and are unveiling things we didn’t even think we’d needed or cared to know — like the origins story of Triscuit crackers.

Sage Boggs on Twitter took a deep dive into the meaning behind Triscuit’s name, and his thread has garnered over 134,000 likes. Boggs had been thinking about the Triscuit name long before social distancing began, though.

“Several years ago I was at a party (BRAG!), and I spotted a box of Triscuits,” Boggs began. “I asked everyone, ‘What does the word ‘Triscuit’ mean? It’s clearly based on the word ‘BISCUIT,’ but what does the ‘TRI’ mean?’ (I’m great at parties.)”

Boggs goes on to explain that he asked everyone at the party what they thought and the consensus was that “TRI” meant three. Three layers or three ingredients, though? He then took to Google, but only more assumptions, not clear cut answers came up.

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So, he did what any rational human being would do and went straight to the source: He emailed Nabisco. The company responded a few days later saying, “Thank you for your interest in our Triscuit crackers. No business records survived which specifically explain the origins or inspiration for the name Triscuit. But we do know the name was chosen as a fun derivation of the word “biscuit.” The “TRI” does not mean 3.”

After the exchange, Boggs was determined to figure out the origins. He did some more internet sleuthing and came across some early Triscuit advertisements stating that the cracker was baked by electricity.

“In the early 1900’s, Triscuit was run out of Niagara Falls. And their big selling point? Being ‘baked by electricity,'” said Boggs. “They were ‘the only food on the market prepared by this 1903 process.’ Look at the lightning bolts! And that’s when it clicked– Elec-TRI-city Biscuit. TRISCUIT MEANS ‘ELECTRICITY BISCUIT.'”

The Triscuit twitter account was so impressed and they climbed up the latter and confirmed Boggs’ theory. Triscuit crackers are named for electricity biscuits.

The more you know.

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Queen Elizabeth Offered a Rare Glimpse Into Her Windsor Home

Amid concerns over the coronavirus, Queen Elizabeth has officially left Buckingham Palace for Windsor Castle — and has now given us a rare glimpse into her private residence at the Castle.

On Wednesday, the royal family's official Instagram account shared a photo of the Queen at Windsor having her weekly meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson (remotely, of course). The photo offered a small peek at what the Queen's private Windsor residence looks like — and it includes a fair amount of corgis. 

Note the corgi figurine in the top left hand corner, followed by tiers of smaller corgis below it. We can also surmise from this that the Queen is still using landlines, as expected for someone we tend to associate with tradition (though a recent report said she's been learning to use FaceTime and Skype for remote meetings). Also of note? The horse racing trophies on the fireplace mantle, and the classy lampshade in the background.

If only one of her actual dogs was in the photo's background, given that she was photographed with at least one of them while leaving London.

Queen leaves London

Earlier this week, it was reported that Prince Charles tested positive for the coronavirus, though he's currently far away from the Queen in Scotland, while Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly at their Norfolk home with their children and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in Canada with son Archie. 

Clarence House said that Prince Charles is displaying mild symptoms, but is otherwise in good health.

Queen Elizabeth is also set to make a rare public address in the coming weeks about the coronavirus, with a royal aide telling the Times of London, "The value of an address by the Queen is that it is so rare — it’s a case of when is the optimum time to do it. The Queen wants to get it right."

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How Your Favorite Fashion Brands Are Helping Out During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As people continue to take proper precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19, businesses have seen some major shakeups. Employees are working from home, events are being canceled and postponed (the Olympics included), and, when it comes to the fashion industry, brands are pivoting focus. Instead of creating glamorous red carpet gowns, some are making protective masks. Instead of cashing in on sales, a handful are donating proceeds to charity.

Following in the footsteps of luxury and beauty brands, some of the companies you love to shop are dedicating time and money to helping out during the coronavirus pandemic. See what some of our favorites have been up to, ahead, and be sure to check back — the list, thankfully, grows every day.

Donating Proceeds

  • Everlane — All profits from its 100% Human collection are being donated to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
  • Cult Gaia — Donating 10% of sales to No Kid Hungry.
  • Paige — Donating 20% of all profits to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.
  • Khaite — Along with a $10,000 donation, 10% sales for 30 days will go to Baby2Baby.
  • SKIMS — Donating 20% of profits from the Cotton Collection restock to Baby2Baby's COVID-19 Emergency Response Program.
  • Tanya Taylor — Donating 10% of all sales to The Kids In Need Foundation.
  • Jennifer Meyer — Through the end of March, 20% of sales will go directly to Baby2Baby.
  • Freda Salvador — $5 from every sale will go to Feeding America.
  • Alejandra Alonso Rojas — Through May 30th, 30% of proceeds will be split between God's Love We Deliver and No Kid Hungry.
  • Kendra Scott — 50% of proceeds from the Everlyne Bracelets will directly support the Feeding America network of food banks.
  • Proenza Schouler — Donating 10% of net sales to Citymeals on Wheels.
  • Aritzia — All of Aritizia's profits during this time will go to the Aritzia Community™ Relief Fund to support employees and their families.
  • Kenneth Cole — Donating 20% of net sales to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
  • Mr. Larkin — Donating 10% of all sales from the spring '20 collection to Kids' Meals Inc. in Houston and Houston Food Bank.
  • Pangaia — For every post/tip/hashtag, $1 will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
  • Coco Shop — Donating 20% of proceeds to Feeding America.​​​​​​
  • Bagtazo — Donating 20% of proceeds to No Kid Hungry.
  • Loup — 15% of proceeds to Meals on Wheels.
  • Viva Aviva — 20% of proceeds to Food Bank of NY.
  • Edie Parker — Donating 15% of all sales to No Kid Hungry, City Meals, and Feeding America.
  • TAI Jewelry — Donating 20% of all sales from March to Feeding America.
  • Nomasei — Donating 10% of proceeds to the Italian Red Cross (5%) and the French Hospital Association (5%).
  • SVNR — Donating 50% of web sales to Meals on Wheels.
  • Sézane — Donating 10% of all proceeds from the Ceremony collection to the emergency aid fund set up for the foundation of French hospitals.
  • Pronovias — Offering wedding dresses to hospital-employed brides-to-be, available until Aug. 31, 2020.
  • Modern Citizen —  $10 from every order $150+ will be donated to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Modern Citizen will then match each donation with an extra $10, creating a total contribution of $20.
  • Labucq — Donating 10% of all sales to two Milan-based hospitals, Cremona, and Niguarda, via their GoFundMe pages.
  • Nicole Miller — 10% of sales will go to Global Giving to support efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Making Masks and Other Needed Supplies

  • Crocs — Donating a free pair of shoes — with free shipping — to healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19.​​​​
  • Christian Siriano — Creating and donating protective masks to health care workers.
  • Inditex — The Spain-based company that owns Zara announced via statement that it would make protective masks for masks for patients and medical workers alike. 
  • Brandon Maxwell — Making personal protective equiptment, starting with gowns.
  • Hanes — Currently shifting the focus of some fascilities in order to produce medical masks.
  • Allbirds — Donating shoes to healtcare workers and those working on the frontlines fighting Covid-19.
  • Prabal Gurung — Working in partnership with New York's Governor Cuomo and local hospitals to create regulated PPE for medical workers and first responders.
  • Rachel Comey — Sharing tutorials on how to make face masks.
  • Los Angeles Apparel — Making surgical face masks and hospital gowns.
  • Giovanna — Founder Leonora Arslani is making face masks at home, which will then be donated to Masks4Medicine. 
  • Gap Inc. — Gap Inc. (which includes the Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic, Intermix, Hill City and Janie and Jack brands) is using its resources to make masks, gowns and scrubs for healthcare workers on the frontlines.
  • Karla Colletto — Working towards producing personal protective equipment for those on the COVID-19 frontlines.
  • Michael Costello — Making protective, non-surgical-grade face masks.
  • Kelsey Randall — Sharing tutorials on how to make face masks and donating their own to those who need them. The first batch was given to a team of medics at the border.
  • Neiman Marcus — Working with JOANN stores to produce masks, gowns, and scrubs for frontline healthcare workers.

Closing Stores But Still Paying Their Workers

  • Kohl's — With plans to reopen on April 1, the company will be providing pay for employees for a 2-week period.
  • Pandora Jewelry — Will continue with normal, scheduled base pay for at least eight weeks while staff is at home.
  • Lululemon — Employees will continue to be paid for all the hours they were scheduled to work.
  • Nike — A spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that, although stores are closed, workers will still be paid in full during this time off.
  • Adidas — According to Footwear News, employees will still be paid for all hours they were scheduled to work. The same goes for Reebok, which is part of the same company.
  • Levi's — Store staff will be paid as scheduled.
  • Gap Inc. — Impacted store employees will still be paid and have benefits during a two-week period.
  • H&M — Will support impacted employees with two weeks of pay.
  • Madewell — Initial plans listed March 28 as the final day of store closures, and the company will continue to pay employees through this period.
  • TJX Companies —  Employees who work at TJMaxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, as well as in distribution and offices, will be paid for two weeks during the closure.
  • Rent the Runway — While stores are closed, employees will continue to be paid for their usual part-time or full-time scheduled hours.
  • Tapestry Inc. — The company that owns Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman will continue to pay impacted employees and give them benefits until March 27, which was meant to be the final day of closures.
  • Ascena Retail Group Inc. — This company owns Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, and Justice. During the temporary closure period, store employees will be compensated for their scheduled shifts.
  • DSW — Emergency pay will be enacted in order to compensate store employees for their scheduled shifts.
  • Allbirds — Plans to keep stores closed until March 27. Until then, all store employees will continue to be paid and receive benefits.
  • Deckers Brands — Retail employees will continue to receive pay and benefits during the temporary closure period, lasting until March 31. The company owns UggHoka One, TevaKoolaburra, and Sanuk.
  • Neiman Marcus — Employees will continue to be paid during the two-week closure period.
  • J.Crew — According to a statement from the brand's CEO, store employees will be paid during the closure, lasting until March 28.
  • Cuyana — Employees will be compensated for their scheduled shifts.
  • Rothy's — Retail employees will continue to be paid through March 31.
  • Macy’s — According to a statement, stores will remain closed through March 31. During that time, employees will continue to be paid and receive benefits.
  • Nordstrom — Store employees will be paid and given benefits during the two-week closure period. They will also have access to additional resources.
  • American Eagle Outfitters — Throughout the closure lasting until March 27, store employees will be paid. The company will also work to get associates access to medical testing, should they need it.
  • Bloomingdales — Store associates will be paid throughout the closure period, lasting until March 31.
  • Ralph Lauren — While stores are temporarily closed, employees will still be paid.
  • L.L. Bean — After closing all U.S. retail locations until March 29, the company promised to pay and provide benefits to all store employees.
  • Reformation — While remain closed, the company will compensate employees for as long as it possibly can.

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Stuart Broad builds up to second Virtual Test with Sri Lanka

What is a typical training session in Sri Lanka like for Stuart Broad?

Fresh from taking four wickets in testing bowling conditions in England’s first Virtual Test win over Sri Lanka – a win that owed much to an inspired tea-time team-talk by the veteran quick on day one – Broad talks us through his preparation ahead of the second Test, which begins on Friday…

Well, kind of.

Broad did indeed chat to Ian Ward while out training in Sri Lanka, though it was ahead of England’s scheduled two-Test series that was ultimately called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Click on the video at the top of the page to watch Broad go about his work in the nets, including attempting a Paul Collingwood-esque slower ball.

“These sorts of conditions can lead you into not just trying to hit the top of off for six balls an over,” said Broad.

“Whereas in other countries like England and South Africa there is great value in that and it is a huge strength to have, in this session I wanted to try a different slower ball and different ways with a newer ball to see what variant of swing I can get with different grips.

“Collingwood was someone who bowled a slower ball without flicking his wrist and Chris Woakes has taken that on; I watch Woakesy bowl it last week in a three-day game and thought ‘that can be really effective in these conditions’. So I just wanted to try it and it was quite fun, actually.

“I’m not a perfectionist in nets so if I hit the side-netting or the top of the net, I don’t care; I think you’ve got to try things and get things wrong to know how you can get it right.”

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