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Columbia Sportswear CEO Cuts Salary To Pay Employees During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Another CEO is stepping up and putting their employees first during the coronavirus pandemic. Columbia Sportswear Company has closed all of its stores, except the online business for right now. At the time of posting, they are holding a 25% off sale on their website. With many stores closed, that means hundreds of employees are out of work for the time being.

However, the president and CEO Tim Boyle is reducing his salary so the company can continue to pay its employees their full amount. He is reducing his salary to $10,000. In addition, other executives at the company are taking 15 percent pay cuts for the time being.

CEO of Columbia Sportswear is reducing salary to make sure employees are paid

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Tim Boyle / Facebook

All of the North America stores will be closed, likely until around April 30. Even though many employees cannot work, they will still be paid their full salary. This is good news for many families relying on the income. The employees have also been given “catastrophic pay” after the company had to announce closures.

RELATED: Texas Roadhouse CEO Gives Up Salary To Pay Workers During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Columbia Sportswear Company / Wikimedia Commons

This statement comes just after Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor announced he is giving up the rest of his 2020 salary and bonuses to continue to pay employees. Hopefully, more stores and restaurants around the country will do the same! People should not have to worry about their health and their financial security at the same time.

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‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Writer Alan Merrill Dies From Coronavirus At 69

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  • Rocker Alan Merrill has died from coronavirus. 
  • He was 69 years old and his daughter warns about the dangers of the virus. 
  • He was most famous for the song “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

 

Rock legend Alan Merrill has died at the age of 69. Sadly, his daughter Laura confirmed that he died after being diagnosed with coronavirus. She warned of the dangers of the virus.

Alan is perhaps best known for being the co-writer and lead singer on the first version of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The song has been popular over the years and many artists have covered it. He first recorded the song with the Arrows in 1975.

“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” singer Alan Merrill died from coronavirus

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Alan in the Arrows / Facebook

Alan was born Allan Preston Sachs on February 19, 1951. He was a singer and songwriter, but he also played many instruments including guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and the harmonica. He was also the first Westerner to become a pop star in Japan.

RELATED: Country Singer Joe Diffie Dies At 61 From Coronavirus

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Alan and his daughter / Facebook

After the Arrows broke up, he had a successful solo career. His daughter posted a loving tribute to him on Facebook and also warned that people take the coronavirus pandemic seriously. She said, “People are dying. You don’t think it’ll happen to you or your strong family. It has. Stay home if not for you … for others. For my dad. This thing is real. We probably won’t be able to mourn him properly with a funeral. I just lost the greatest love of my life and won’t be able to hug anyone because I’ve been exposed and need to self-quarantine for two weeks … alone.”

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Alan Merrill / Wikimedia Commons

Joan Jett also shared her sadness on social media. Of course, she went on to record the song “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” She wrote, “I’ve just learned of the awful news that Alan Merrill has passed. I can still remember watching the Arrows on TV in London and being blown away by the song that screamed hit to me. With deep gratitude and sadness, wishing him a safe journey to the other side.”

Such sad news! RIP Alan.

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Remember To Thank Grocery Store Employees, Nurses, Truck Drivers & More Right Now

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The coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Now, the President has set up social distancing guidelines until April 30. Many of us have the luxury of working from home or are just able to stay home. However, for so many people, their job is considered essential and they must work and keep the world going.

I have seen so many photos and videos of nurses, truck drivers, grocery store employees, and others breaking down. They are exposed to the virus every day, as they work tirelessly to keep people alive or supply them with essential needs. A little thank you can go a long way.

Don’t forget to thank essential workers during this time

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‘Thank you’ / Facebook

The next time you are shopping for essential needs, be sure to thank any employee that you see (while being six feet away, of course). If you have a nurse in your life, thank them or send them a little gift to lift their spirits. Make sure to keep tabs on those who are still working or those who might be lonely at home.

RELATED: Texas Roadhouse CEO Gives Up Salary To Pay Workers During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Nurse’s message / Facebook

It is a tough time, but we can all get through it together if we show a little bit of kindness and lots of common sense. You could leave a care package for delivery drivers and your mailman or woman. Yet many times, a simple “thank you” or “I appreciate you” will do. Please, stay home if you can. Plenty of stores and restaurants offer delivery or online shopping!

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Busch Giving Away Free Beer For Those Who Foster Or Adopt A Dog Right Now

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Busch Beer is helping dog shelters during the coronavirus pandemic. As many people are staying at home, now is a great time to foster or adopt a dog. This way, you can get them accumulated to your home and train them in your free time. Now, Busch is offering a three-months supply of free beer to 500 people who adopt or foster a dog.

Busch and the Midwest Animal Rescue created the offer called “Foster a Dog, Get Busch.” A statement read, “During these uncertain and lonelier times, people need an escape: cue the cute puppy memes and photos.”

Adopt or foster a dog and get free beer

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Busch free beer / Twitter

It continues, “But as much as we need those cute puppy pics to help get us through social distancing, it’s actually them who need us. Social distancing is better with a furry friend by your side and a cold beer in your hand.”

RELATED: Learn How To Adopt A Dog That Was “Too Nice” To Be A TSA Service Dog

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Busch dog / Twitter

If you are interested, first you must adopt or foster a dog through Midwest Animal Rescue. Once you have the pup, you will send your confirmation email from the shelter to Busch. You can do so via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by April 25, 2020.

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Puppy / Twitter

Of course, you must be one of the first 500 people to send in your confirmation email. If approved, you’ll get a $100 debit card which you can use to buy a three-months supply of beer. Would you want to get a new dog and free beer?

RELATED: Pizza Shop Is Placing Photos Of Dogs Up For Adoption On Its Pizza Boxes

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Kenny Rogers Claims No. 1 Spot On Top Country Albums Chart For The First Time Since 1986

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Following the sad news of Kenny Rogers‘ death, a silver lining has come out of this for his legacy. He has claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for the first time since 1986. The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years is currently claiming the top spot. The last time, he topped the charts with The Heart of the Matter, which would stay there at No. 1 for six weeks.

The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years was released back in 2018 through Capitol Records Nashville. The album scored the No. 1 spot with 32,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 26th. Of that entire sum, 10,000 of those were album sales.

Kenny Rogers claims the Number 1 spot on the Top Country Albums chart

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‘The Best of Kenny Rogers Through the Years” / Amazon

The Top Country Albums chart shows the top-ranked country music albums of the week in the U.S. It’s based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, according to Billboard. This all includes album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The album also takes the No. 9 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. This would be Rogers’ first top ten and highest-charting effort on that tally since 1983.

RELATED: Remember The Moment Dolly Parton Sang “I Will Always Love You” To Kenny Rogers For The Last Time

Some of the songs included on this greatest hits album are “The Gambler,” “Lucille” and “Lady.” Surprisingly, however, it does not include one of his most popular tunes, “Islands in the Stream,” with Dolly Parton. That song was No. 1 hit, spending two weeks in that spot on both Hot Country Songs and the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart. We’re so glad to see that Kenny Rogers is right where he belongs… at No. 1!

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The World’s Oldest Man Celebrates His 112th Birthday

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Known as the World’s Oldest Man, Bob Weighton of Alton, Hampshire, turns 112 years old! He has lived through five monarchs, 22 prime ministers, two World Wars, Spanish flu, and more. Bob was deemed the world’s oldest man after the death of Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan.

He was asked what his advice was for a long, healthy life. “I don’t eat much meat and I only drink when I’m at a party,” he says. Bob was born on March 29, 1908. At the time, King Edward VII was still reigning over Britain and Herbert Asquith’s tenure as Prime Minister was beginning shortly after. Can you believe how much this man has lived through?

Bob Weighton has lived through many historical events in history

Happy 112th birthday Bob Weighton! The world's oldest man will be spending his birthday in his apartment at Brendoncare Alton, chatting on Facetime with friends and family. Read more about his life and longevity on our special blog post: https://t.co/y1SUZxSRD9 pic.twitter.com/byJu9UGlNb

— Brendoncare (@Brendoncare) March 29, 2020

 

Bob has led a pretty awesome life. After studying mechanical engineering, he began to travel the world. He lived in Taiwan, Canada, and the US, then would return to England in 1946 with wife Agnes and three children. Additionally, he has 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Bob would then take on a position as a lecturer at the City University of London. He would retire in 1973.

RELATED: World’s Oldest Married Couple Enjoys Their 80th Valentine’s Day Together

Bob’s birthday has actually played host to a number of major events in history. As Bob turned 19, the Sunbeam 1000hp broke the land speed record at Daytona Beach, Florida. Then, when he turned 36, headlines broke in the news that Adolf Hitler received 99% of the votes in Germany’s election.

Opening up about his age

🎂Happy Birthday to the man that has seen it all.
Bob Weighton, the world's oldest man, turns 112 today. Born in 1908, he is the same age as Inter Milan football club, and pre-dates Selfridges department store, the beatification of Joan of Arc and the opening of the V&A museum. pic.twitter.com/q7oXhk8tz5

— George Robert (@GRobert1963) March 29, 2020

Bob has commented on the fact he has reached such an incredible age in his life. “I just accept it as a fact. It’s not something I ever intended, wanted or worked for but it’s just one of those facts of life. You might find it amazing but it’s just one of those things. I have not lived my life avoiding being run over by buses or getting cancer or anything else. I’ve done nothing to deserve or achieve this age. I’m just one of the lucky ones,” he says.

In the midst of the coronavirus, his birthday plans have been put off for now. He plans to just have a relaxing day at home. Wishing a very happy and healthy birthday to Bob!

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