Retail industry furloughs more than ONE MILLION workers as T.J. Maxx, Dick's Sporting Goods and Abercrombie & Fitch are the latest to announce cuts Retail industry furloughs passed the one million mark in the United States this week as T.J. Maxx, Dick's Sporting Goods and Abercrombie & Fitch became the latest industry giants to announce cuts. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus leaves at least 10% of America’s workforce unemployed: 6.6 million file new claims in one week, bringing three-week jobless total to 16.8 million
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Every few days, security guards come banging on my door – it can happen early in the morning or late at night – and three people in full protective clothing, visors and masks will come and have a look around my apartment and check me for signs of fever with a 'thermometer gun'. … [Read more...] about Britain’s draconian coronavirus lockdown could be eased when fewer than 50 new cases are recorded each day for a fortnight, top scientist suggests
Testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus, has been slow in the US due to a lack of test kits and other equipment. Pictured: A man in a car gets tested for coronavirus with a nasal swab in Melbourne, Florida, April 8 … [Read more...] about Walgreens and CVS to open 17 drive-thru coronavirus testing sites offering new diagnostic that can detect the infection in just FIVE MINUTES
As mayor, he has built and preserved a huge amount of affordable housing. He helped turn New York into a more attractive place to live – and a more expensive one – but fell short in helping to create the jobs the middle and working classes need in order to be able to afford to live there. … [Read more...] about Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years at the helm of New York City come to an end
A focus on resilience Having steered New York through the destruction of hurricane Sandy, one of the most important lessons Bloomberg may have to share is that preparing for big storms really does matter. Helping other cities to draft resiliency plans like the one Bloomberg's team wrote after Sandy is likely to be a key part of his post-mayoral efforts. His $20bn blueprint recommended better protection for electrical infrastructure, helping property owners move critical equipment out of basements and creating a mix of barriers, levees, sand dunes and wetlands to limit the impact of floods. The details of resiliency measures elsewhere will vary depending on local conditions, and New York's advice is likely be most useful to other coastal cities, says Alice Balbo, resilient cities programme manager at ICLEI Global, a Bonn-based group that helps local governments promote sustainability. … [Read more...] about Can Michael Bloomberg’s New York manifesto change the world?