Monday September 21-st, 2020

Trudeau announces COVID-19 funding for vulnerable youth and seniors Trudeau announces COVID-19 funding for vulnerable youth and seniors

But Ottawa will now cover up to 75% on first $58,700 an employee earns regardless of the size of the company he or she works for, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday (March 30) during his daily media briefing outside his home in Ottawa.

Amazon Workers in New York City Plan Warehouse Walkout Amazon Workers in New York City Plan Warehouse Walkout

This has put a spotlight on workers who shop, pack and deliver these high-demand supplies. "They don't provide anything, not a mask or gloves", said Amazon worker Hellen Rangel, 30. The infected worker was last at the plant on March 11 and is now q...

COVID-19: Macy's To Furlough Most Of Its 130000 Workers COVID-19: Macy's To Furlough Most Of Its 130000 Workers

The virus had caused Macy's to order its stores closed earlier this month, and in the statement it said it will keep all of its locations shut until "we have clear line of sight on when it is safe to reopen" including its Bloomingdales and Bluemerc...

Coronavirus: Walmart, Kroger among stores installing sneeze guards Coronavirus: Walmart, Kroger among stores installing sneeze guards

The Plexiglas sneeze guards will function as barriers between customers and cashiers, to stop the flow of droplets and other matter carrying the coronavirus . Plexiglass guards are being installed at checkouts for an added level of safety. Rival ...

The Ritz hotel sold to Qatari investor The Ritz hotel sold to Qatari investor

The sheikh purchased a Belgravia manor from Sir Frederick and in addition Sir David for an approximated ₤150 million in 2016. The earlier yr, he purchased a regulating danger within the Maybourne resort crew that has London's Claridge's, Berkeley a...

Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition tech used in military checkpoints Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition tech used in military checkpoints

However, Microsoft said it stripped itself of AnyVision's stake and that it will not be a minority party to any other facial recognition firm because it can not properly supervise companies in that way. "After substantial discussion and review, ...

HQ Trivia is making a comeback, due to an unnamed investor HQ Trivia is making a comeback, due to an unnamed investor

A spokesperson told The Verge that this wasn't a one-off event, and episodes will begin to air more regularly in the future. The company was acquired by a private investor who asked not to be identified, the source confirmed. Yusupov joked on Twitter...

Carluccio's lines up advisers for possible administration UK News Carluccio's lines up advisers for possible administration UK News

It is now working with administrators in a move that could threaten more than 2,000 jobs. Before the outbreak it was hit by the crunch in the casual dining sector and recently urged the state to step in. A spokesman for the advisers explained: "F...

Australia further tightens social distancing measures Australia further tightens social distancing measures

Mr Morrison said that the previous advice of gatherings of no more than 10 people "has now been strengthened to that it should be two persons in public spaces and gatherings". Morrison added: "This is for their own protection, to limit their interact...

Oil slides as pandemic darkens demand outlook Oil slides as pandemic darkens demand outlook

Futures in London fell as much as 7.6 per cent to the lowest since November 2002, while NY crude briefly dipped below US$20 a barrel. Saudi Arabia and its allies moved to increase crude output in early March after Russia's energy ministry said it cou...

Two Cubs employees test positive for COVID-19 virus Two Cubs employees test positive for COVID-19 virus

That said, team spokesman Julian Green told Wittenmyer that "there's nothing definitive to suggest [the] training may have contributed". But that seems like a sensible precaution, given that the CDC estimates the incubation period for the coronavirus...

Singapore cenbank eases policy as virus heralds deep recession Singapore cenbank eases policy as virus heralds deep recession

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) manages monetary policy through exchange rate settings, rather than interest rates, letting the Singapore dollar rise or fall against currencies of its main trading partners within an undisclosed band.

JobKeeper: $1500 fortnightly payments announced to keep Australians employed JobKeeper: $1500 fortnightly payments announced to keep Australians employed

Visit Business Insider Australia's homepage for more stories . Businesses will be given wage subsidies of up to $1500 a fortnight to keep workers on during the coronavirus crisis as part of an unprecedented $130 billion package. Payments will flow ...

Russia's Rosneft Exits Venezuela Russia's Rosneft Exits Venezuela

Rosneft spokesman Mikhail Leontiyev told Reuters the decision to terminate operations in Venezuela was meant to protect the company's shareholders. The Kremlin's sudden shift of ownership of multi-billion-dollar oil projects in Venezuela shields oi...

Public Gatherings Limited To Two People To Stop Coronavirus Spread Public Gatherings Limited To Two People To Stop Coronavirus Spread

Here's how it will apply to your day-to-day life. However, the advice from health authorities has been to strengthen that ruling to just two people. A family split across two houses can meet in private, allowing people to visit their partner, sibli...

Abbott Labs' 5-minute portable coronavirus test gets US FDA approval Abbott Labs' 5-minute portable coronavirus test gets US FDA approval

If there is even a small amount of covid-19 in the sample provided, the company explains , the ID NOW system replicates the section of the virus' genetic material until there's enough for detection. health care company said . The platform used to...

Virgin Atlantic among airlines expected to seek bailout Virgin Atlantic among airlines expected to seek bailout

Requests for state assist are likewise anticipated from numerous different airline corporations. The government could buy into United Kingdom airlines struggling due to the collapse in demand for air travel, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has ind...

Fauci Projects 'Millions of Cases' in United States, 100K Deaths Fauci Projects 'Millions of Cases' in United States, 100K Deaths

Trump noted that Fox News "alone" attracted 6.2 million viewers - "an astounding number for a 6 p.m. cable broadcast, more akin to the viewership for a popular prime-time sitcom". The US already has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any country i...

Steven Mnuchin says opening country a health decision Steven Mnuchin says opening country a health decision

Families also get $500 per dependent child. The Internal Revenue Service already sends refunds via direct deposit to taxpayers who request it. The benefit doesn't apply for individuals with incomes over $99,000. "It's hard to predict these number...

Singapore Covid-19 cases surpass 800; Malaysians among infected Singapore Covid-19 cases surpass 800; Malaysians among infected

He had been cared for in the intensive care unit (ICU) since he tested positive for the coronavirus. The salon has been shut and all employees there, between last Monday and Thursday, were issued quarantine orders. She is employed as a nurse at the...

Salem Amazon warehouse employee tests positive for coronavirus Salem Amazon warehouse employee tests positive for coronavirus

Bezos added that the company had ramped up preventative health measures at its warehouses to increase the regularity of cleaning and enable social distancing. MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - Amazon notified employees at its "ONT8" fulfillment center that...

German Minister ends life after ‘virus crisis worries’ German Minister ends life after ‘virus crisis worries’

A German provincial Finance minister, who was reportedly anxious about the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic , has been found dead, having allegedly committed suicide, reports said on Sunday. "It's precisely during this hard time that...

Saudi Arabia denies contact with Russian Federation over OPEC Saudi Arabia denies contact with Russian Federation over OPEC

Both will be necessary for a real recovery since crude stocks are building worldwide". "For reference, Saudi Arabia and Russia's combined oil production February was 21m bpd". "In recent days there has been a lot of chatter that demand for oil is g...

Who qualifies for a relief check in the $2 trillion stimulus package? Who qualifies for a relief check in the $2 trillion stimulus package?

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin echoed that request, saying they hope to start issuing checks within three weeks, with the remainder of the checks to be mailed by the end of May. If you make $99,000, or as a couple with no children, you make $198,0...

17.57% Royal Mail : restructuring takes virus hit, dividend cancelled

Royal Mail has said today (27 March) that its parcel business has experienced strong demand over the last two weeks, supported by an increase in eCommerce . Royal Mail said its tracked parcels and other standard products have performed well in th...

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