Saturday July 4-th, 2020

Fabio Wajngarten, Brazilian president's press secretary, tests positive for coronavirus Fabio Wajngarten, Brazilian president's press secretary, tests positive for coronavirus

She and Attorney General Bill Barr posed for a photograph with Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on March 5 - days before he tested positive for coronavirus. Eduardo Bolsonaro, who also accompanied his father to the United States, sai...

Nike Is Closing Its Stores Because of the Coronavirus Outbreak Nike Is Closing Its Stores Because of the Coronavirus Outbreak

The corporation, which has 384 retail stores in the United States alone, follows in the footsteps of several other companies, including Apple, which on Saturday announced the closure of all its retail stores worldwide, except those in Greater China.

European stock markets crashed … European stock markets crashed …

The FTSE 100 has lost more than one 10th of its value as global stock markets faced a rout in the face of Covid-19 fears. Declines in the banking and travel sectors led to declines in other sectors. Unsurprisingly, the airlines and tourism stocks had...

Coronavirus: Jet 2 suspends all flights to Spain Coronavirus: Jet 2 suspends all flights to Spain

Beaches are being closed along the two most famous strips of coastline - the Costa Blanca which covers resorts such as Benidorm and the Costa del Sol. "This is a fast-moving and complex situation and we are reviewing our programme as a matter of urge...

Nike Closes Stores Due To Coronavirus

Stores across the U.S., Canada , Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand will close beginning Monday. Across Nike banners, the company operates about 355 outposts in the USA, according to 2019 SEC filings, with about 768 stores located outside...

Occidental deploys poison pill amid Icahn push to oust board Occidental deploys poison pill amid Icahn push to oust board

Occidental said on Friday it will issue a shareholder rights offering, often known as a "poison pill" because it is created to discourage takeovers by diluting the ownership interest of a hostile party. Shares of the Houston-based company were tradin...

Starting Today, Cruise Lines Suspend U.S. Sailings For One Month Starting Today, Cruise Lines Suspend U.S. Sailings For One Month

Cruise line heads agreed to enhance entry and exit screenings and establish shipboard testing, along with new quarantine standards. People walk the platform after being aboard of Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Anthem of the Seas in Bayonne, New Jerse...

Spain announces a lockdown; Trump tests negative for virus Spain announces a lockdown; Trump tests negative for virus

Spain has followed Italy's path in implementing a similar lockdown after both European countries failed to contain the virus in regional hotspots. "There is no question that we will win this fight", the Prime Minister said in his address.

Apple to shut retail stores for two weeks Apple to shut retail stores for two weeks

Apple's changed its work policies in response to COVID-19 as well. Apple has also donated $ 15 million to help the fight against the pandemic and will be matching employee donations two-to-one. Meanwhile, Apple's headquarters and many offices...

Coronavirus: Virgin Australia cuts back NZ to Pacific Islands flights Coronavirus: Virgin Australia cuts back NZ to Pacific Islands flights

A Brisbane to Tokyo flight that is set to launch in two weeks has been scaled back from daily to three times per week, and all Hong Kong flights have been cancelled since February. It said it would exit Auckland-Tonga from May 1 and Auckland-Rarotong...

Australia announces ban on non-essential gatherings Australia announces ban on non-essential gatherings

The advice to ban gatherings came from Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy, who spoke on behalf of the chief medical authorities of Australia's states and territories. "There was growing evidence, as we were receiving, particularly over the course...

Delta Air Lines cuts capacity by 40% Delta Air Lines cuts capacity by 40%

Cancellations are rising so fast that more customers are scrapping reservations than making new ones for travel over the next month, Bastian said. Few, though, are as immediately impacted as the airlines (and all the third-party companies that provid...

Yes Bank posts record ₹18,564-cr loss in December quarter Yes Bank posts record ₹18,564-cr loss in December quarter

The bank also witnessed a significant erosion in its capital with common equity tier 1 or the CET ratio coming in at 0.6% against a regulatory minimum of 7.375%. An inability to raise capital was cited as the primary reason for the actions, which als...

Govt raises excise duty on petrol, diesel by Rs 3 per litre Govt raises excise duty on petrol, diesel by Rs 3 per litre

The decision will help the government mop up additional money, as it battles weak revenues and an already-slow economy, which is likely to be hit further by the coronavirus outbreak. Following the changes, excise duty on petrol has gone up to ₹22.98 ...

Jet2 cancels flights to mainland Spain and Balearic and Canary Islands

At least five Jet2 aircraft have turned mid-flight and returned to the United Kingdom on Saturday, according to air tracking service FlightRadar24. We are contacting our customers who are now in these destinations, and who are due to travel, to ...

Twitter makes its mandatory for all employees to wok from home Twitter makes its mandatory for all employees to wok from home

Google, which has operations in Seattle, has alerted Washington employees to stay safe and away from the office to reduce risks amid the coronavirus outbreak , the reach of which in the United States has been lethal with 28 people and has infected m...

Trump Declares Sunday a National Day of Prayer Trump Declares Sunday a National Day of Prayer

Attendees of the lunch, run by the Trump Victory committee which raises funds for the president's re-election bid, were notified in an email from party officials that was obtained by The Post. "Together, we will easily PREVAIL!" "That strategy co...

Chinese Billionaire Donates 1M Masks & 500K Coronavirus Test Kits To U.S. Chinese Billionaire Donates 1M Masks & 500K Coronavirus Test Kits To U.S.

Ma, who co-founded global trade site Alibaba, issued a statement Thursday saying that through a collaboration between his private foundation and his company's Alibaba Foundation, the organizations have already donated materials to Japan, Korea, Ita...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Twitter Makes Work From Home Mandatory Coronavirus Outbreak: Twitter Makes Work From Home Mandatory

This goes for all Twitter workers across the world and has thrown a wrench in some people's lives who are unable to do so. "To continue this push, we are moving beyond our earlier guidance of "strongly encouraging work from home " provided on Marc...

America’s Largest Cruise Lines to ‘Pause’ Operations In Response to Coronavirus

So far the main highlights are that President Donald Trump announced a travel ban from Europe to the United States which will no doubt make it hard for cruisers to embark on cruises. Costa Cruises accounted for 15% of Carnival's overall capacity as...

Dow Rebounds From Biggest Drop Since 1987 Dow Rebounds From Biggest Drop Since 1987

Travel stocks, which have borne the brunt of the rout, led gains, with the S&P 1500 airlines index up 3.4 per cent. "Maybe it reflects a little more optimism that we're getting a fiscal impulse that will help support the economy, and by extension,...

Australian Tax Office to Warn Investors Over Crypto Misreporting Australian Tax Office to Warn Investors Over Crypto Misreporting

The tax agency noted that some bitcoin traders could be unaware of their tax debts, but was willing to give virtual currency taxpayers time to sort themselves. ATO spokesman stressed that it is important for crypto traders to make sure that they ke...

First Amazon Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus 03/04/2020 First Amazon Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus 03/04/2020

Ten of the USA deaths have been in Washington state and the eleventh was confirmed in California Wednesday . Seattle health authorities have urged https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/california-declares-emergency-over-corona...

United Kingdom travel insurers stopping policy sales over coronavirus

Customers with insurance already in place will continue to be covered, however the provider has put a stop to new policies until further notice. The move comes even as India's insurance regulator IRDAI instructed all insurers to include medical c...

Starbucks testing recyclable, compostable cup Starbucks testing recyclable, compostable cup

The move comes as the coffee company banned customers from using their own reusable cups in its stores last week over concerns that they could contribute to the spread of coronavirus . The new "BioPBS-lined" cups launched yesterday in select store...

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