Hospitality is one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic, with Fullers pubs and hotels closed for more than half of the six-month trading period. Several pub operators including JD Wetherspoon have announced job cuts and said they could not rule out further redundancies. … [Read more...] about UK pubs announce heavy losses and job cuts as Covid curbs bite
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“I am open to supporting measures where it can clearly be demonstrated that the government intervention will save more lives than it costs – as long as this data and analysis is published in full and in time ahead of any votes in parliament, so that MPs and the public have a chance to scrutinise it,” he said. … [Read more...] about Up to 70 Tory MPs could vote against Boris Johnson’s Covid tiers
Leading restaurateur Richard Caring, who owns chains including The Ivy and Bill's, said he was 'very glad' that London was in Tier 2, but if it had gone into Tier 3 then 'we might as well have turned out the lights'. He told MailOnline: 'These so-called politicians are advised purely by scientists and not commercial reality. They are destroying people faster than this virus.' … [Read more...] about Chris Whitty shoots down Boris’s promise that there there IS an ‘escape’ route from new Tier system by saying ‘anywhere that goes into tier one will rise’ and Tier 2 is only ‘strong enough to hold the line’
The Department of Health said decisions on tier levels were based on a number of factors, including case detection rates in all age groups and, in particular, amongst the over 60s. But the Government is yet to release data on how it came to that conclusion for each area - or the criteria for how areas will move up and down the scale. … [Read more...] about London could go into Tier THREE before Christmas: Hancock warns ‘there is a lot of work to do’ to keep the capital in Tier 2 ahead of review on December 16
In a prototype he co-invented with seed funding from the drinks and property tycoon Howard Raymond, Binns uses solar collectors which heat water to boiling point, then condense it separately from the salt or dirt that rendered it undrinkable. A small photovoltaic system is attached to power the processors necessary to regulate the machine. This method can be used not just for desalination, which requires the users to be near the coast or another source of saltwater, but also in areas where water is available but grossly contaminated, which involves a much bigger slice of the global water-stressed population. … [Read more...] about Is there a beautiful, briny solution to the world’s clean water crisis?