On Sunday, Gov. Wanda Vázquez ordered a two-week closure of nonessential government offices and commercial businesses except for gas stations and those in the food, health and finance sectors. Puerto Rico also cancelled major events, including an Ironman race scheduled for this past weekend. … [Read more...] about Alyssa Milano tells Donald Trump to convert his New York hotels to hospitals for COVID-19 relief: ‘We need beds. He’s got ’em’
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A person sits on an open bench among others fenced-off to promote social distancing on the boardwalk at Long Beach, New York. Millions of Americans are set to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and take tentative steps outdoors to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at beaches, cookouts and family gatherings but social distancing is still encouraged … [Read more...] about People LINE UP to hit the beach in New Jersey on the first day of reopening after coronavirus shutdowns – but locals say they are staying away over fears of being infected by visitors from New York City
Another approach is to make best use of the already-there. Ease the pressure on London and on some other mostly southern hotspots and reflate the many towns and cities that often have good housing stock, handsome if neglected high streets, a legacy of past investment in public amenities like parks and libraries, and access to beautiful countryside. Places roughly answering this description include Preston, Walsall, Sheffield, Plymouth, Colchester, Derby, Dundee, Hull, Wakefield and Wrexham, to name but a few. Such a shift would have the added environmental benefit of reducing the large costs in energy and carbon of a mass housebuilding programme. … [Read more...] about Will Covid-19 show us how to design better cities?
Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota welcomed visitors again starting on Saturday, earlier than expected, inviting in admirers of the 60-foot-high granite sculptures of the faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s difficult to tell if we need to close again’: Dr. Birx refuses to rule out a SECOND lockdown as she sends hint to Trump by pressing the importance of wearing a mask as thousands of Americans head to the beach for Memorial Day weekend
"Rats carry disease and they’re very unsightly, so it’s a big thing," Villamil explained. "People are wanting to take steps to keep rats away from their homes." … [Read more...] about Warning over cannibal rats ‘aggressively’ hunting for food as COVID shuts US restaurants