If you’re quarantined alone (or even if you’re not) you may be missing the human connections that you’re used to having during a normal week of your life. For some of you, that might mean you’re using FaceTime more, or perhaps using FaceTime for the first time ever. While that is an absolutely fantastic way to stay connected to close friends and family, how do you replace the joy you get from hanging out with your homies? If you’ve missed chillin’ with your peeps, here are a couple of awesome ways you can still “party” even while you’re stuck at home…Houseparty: Being able to video chat with a handful of your friends and play trivia and party games at the same time would be pretty awesome, wouldn’t it? Welp. You guessed it. Houseparty is “all the rage” with Gen Z. This app announces that you’re “in the house” when you open it up, and at that point, any of your friends can just jump right into a video chat with you. If you see your buddies Lloyd and Harry are in a chat, you can also just jump right in with them. It’s kinda like you’re walking by their house and notice they are having a party. It’s a very well-named app. You can also play all sorts of trivia games as well as Ellen’s “Heads Up” game on screen as you hang out. I’ve only been playing around with it for one day, but it’s definitely a good time.Netflix Party: So if you hear the term “Netflix Party”, you probably envision a bunch of friends hanging out and watching Netflix. That totally makes sense. There’s a Chrome extension available with the same name. This extension allows multiple Netflix users to synchronize their playback and provides a group chat window so everyone can communicate in real time, effectively turning your night at home into a “Netflix Party.” Pretty cool, huh? If you’ve got Google Chrome and a Netflix account, all you have to do is download the extension and you’re ready to party.Stay social and stay safe! 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
A showdown appears to be imminent between government officials in Broward County.Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis added gyms and fitness centers to phase one of the state’s reopening plan at 50 percent capacity, which Broward joins on Monday.However, Broward has decided to keep gyms closed, while Fort Lauderdale plans to allow such businesses within their city limits to open.Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis signed an executive order Saturday that allows gyms and fitness centers to reopen. He adds that neighboring cities, including Pompano Beach, Coral Springs and Margate, plan to do the same.On Sunday, Broward Vice Mayor Steve Geller warned those moves could lead to legal action, since the county has already issued an emergency order that had excluded gyms from Monday’s reopening.“The cities simply do not have the authority to ignore a county order,” Geller says. “If cities ignore the county, we’re heading to a showdown between the cities and the county. It could end up in court.”He adds that the county could also ask Sheriff Gregory Tony to have deputies shut down any gyms that open.Phase 1 reopening of #BrowardCounty begins Monday, May 18th. Beaches will remain closed, per Emergency Order 20-10. Facial coverings and social distancing still required. https://t.co/amWUk7ovX3 pic.twitter.com/VFU2cJgGEk— Broward County Government (@BrowardCounty) May 14, 2020 On Sunday, Trantalis accused the county of coming up with “an 11th hour order” that challenges the state’s intention to reopen gyms.“We’re just following the governor’s order,” Trantalis explains.Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Steve Glassman favors “home rule” for reopening such venues.“It’s not like people in Tamarac are going to flood Fort Lauderdale gyms.” Glassman argues. “Fort Lauderdale is doing the right thing.”He says regarding the idea of deputies being sent to close gyms, “It would be absurd for the county to take it to that level. They want to get into a gym war. If they think it’s worth their resources to send in a deputy to close down a small dance studio, what kind of leadership is that?”Geller says that county officials need to develop a list of safety guidelines before allowing gyms to reopen.“I don’t think the county can keep the gyms closed forever,” Geller says. “But we have to have the guidelines before they open. I don’t want them opened without those guidelines. And it cannot be done on a city-by-city basis. It’s too confusing and they don’t have that authority.”This is a developing story.
The University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team wants to do what most Division I athletic programs want to do every time they compete: Win the game.After losing exhibition matches against Creighton and the University of Illinois-Chicago, the squad fought to not add another pair of losses to the column, forcing ties with Tulsa and Oral Roberts. The potential exists for future outcomes to change, but it will be anything but a cake walk through Ann Arbor. Wisconsin will look to open up Big Ten play with a bang, as they clash with a Wolverines squad Friday evening that has yet to lose, and more importantly, have yet to leave campus. Five straight home games leading into conference play has the Maize and Blue quite confident going into their showdown with the Badgers. UW has maintained a strong defensive front amid the loss of Sam Brotherton, who signed with English football club Sunderland following the conclusion of last season. Senior and Illinois native Christopher Mueller has made quite the effort to fill in Brotherton’s cleats this fall.His defensive prowess has allowed for a better transition to the Wisconsin offense on the pitch. Fellow Badger defender Alex Masbruch looks to continue his comeback campaign following his devastating ACL injury that cut his season short last year. Driven by the memory of himself sitting on the sideline while his teammates fell to the hands of the Maryland Terrapins in last year’s Big Ten Championship game, Masbruch is out for revenge. Already exceeding coaches’ expectations, he will look to continue his return with a strong showing against Michigan.Men’s soccer: Big Ten play opens for Badgers against MichiganDuring the 2016 offseason, Wisconsin men’s soccer sent many of its players to the Premier Development League of the United Read…After winning their lone matchup with the Wolverines during the 2016 season 2-1, the Badgers will look to renew their dominance against Michigan with the start of 2017. Their slow start to the season should not be discouraging, for the Badgers are known for their strong starts in Big Ten play, winning their first two conference matches in each of the last two years. Such success should be replicated this year.The Badgers and the Wolverines will square up against one another Friday night at 6 p.m.. The game will be televised on BTN Plus, which students connected to campus wi-fi can watch for free.