'The Governor is also calling on the federal government to authorize the Wadsworth Center and NYC Public Health Lab to test for the virus, allowing for expanded testing capacity and expedited test results' said a press release from the governor's office. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus test kit shortages abound: California only has 200 sets of swabs and New York is making its OWN diagnostic as CDC admits ‘this has not gone as well as we hoped’
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Hertz (left) was born on August 1 1982 in Brooklyn, New York, to Abraham and Jean Hertz. After earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from Queens College, he joined the army before working for Walt Disney Company and then founding Michael Hertz Associates in the late 1960s … [Read more...] about Michael Hertz, whose firm designed New York City’s famous subway map, dies at the age of 87
For the last six months, notices have gone up at the checkouts of most supermarkets in New York warning customers of a forthcoming change. You can’t live in this city without ignoring things. At any given point, avoiding the roaches, the smells and the creeping sense that in 50 years we will be underwater takes up fully 10% of one’s energy. At the top of that list has been the energetic avoidance of actually reading the sign at the checkout informing us that on 1 March plastic bags will be banned – not just subject to surcharge, but outlawed – across the entire state of New York. If the city is unprepared for coronavirus, it is safe to say this is nothing next to the scenes that will greet us on Sunday morning, when people with a weekly shop in their trolleys arrive at the checkout. … [Read more...] about Is there anything more Un-American than New York’s plastic bag ban?
The executive was speaking a day after Margaret Sullivan, the public editor of the New York Times, wrote an article under the headline "Times must aggressively cover Mark Thompson's role in BBC's troubles". Her piece discussed the Savile scandal and said: "It's worth considering now whether he is the right person for the job, given this turn of events." … [Read more...] about Savile fallout: former BBC chief ‘expects to be grilled’ for New York Times post
Miriam Haley, the former production assistant who accused Weinstein of forcing oral sex on her in 2006, said the verdict had provided “huge relief”. “I just think that we’re being educated about the reality of sexual assault and sexual assault victims,” Haley said on CBS This Morning. “It’s not always just a stranger. It’s very often somebody that the person knows, and with that comes an entire other layer of processing.” … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein starts work on appeal from New York hospital