CoronaVirus Update

IATA says airline traffic recovery to take longer than expected

PARIS, July 28 (Reuters) - Global airlines cut their coronavirus recovery forecast on Tuesday, saying it would take until 2024 - a year longer than previously expected - for passenger traffic to return to pre-crisis levels. In an update on the crisis which has led to a collapse in travel demand, the International Air Transport…

Poland’s PGG holds talks with trade unions on mine closure strategy

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s biggest coal producer PGG started talks on Tuesday with trade unions on a package of mine closures and pay cuts, measures the company said were designed to help it overcome the effects of the coronavirus crises. FILE PHOTO: Miners walk inside Wieczorek Coal Mine in Katowice, Poland, November 26, 2108. Picture…

Small Business Focus: Care Bears enhance Florida toy importer, but he requires $10 million right now

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Florida’s Basic Fun has seen a sharp pickup in business since coronavirus shutdowns started lifting in May, but the toy importer needs more cash to buy goods for the Christmas shopping season. FILE PHOTO: Basic Fun CEO Jay Foreman poses with the company's toys at his corporate office in Boca Raton, Florida,…

UPDATE 1-Irish retail sales up 3.5% year-on-year in June

(Adds detail, analyst quotes) DUBLIN, July 28 (Reuters) - Irish retail sales rose 3.5% year-on-year in June, the first annual increase since the coronavirus lockdown, as pent-up demand led to large increases in many categories, even as parts of the economy remained closed. The reopening of all retail in early June and restaurants at the…

Spain knocks British, German travel advisories as inequitable

MADRID/LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Spain reacted angrily on Tuesday to recommendations from Britain and Germany that their citizens avoid its islands and beaches because of an increase in coronavirus cases during what should be the height of the tourism season. FILE PHOTO: People sunbathe in Magaluf beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Palma de…

Spain knocks British, German travel advisories as inequitable

MADRID/LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Spain reacted angrily on Tuesday to recommendations from Britain and Germany that their citizens avoid its islands and beaches because of an increase in coronavirus cases during what should be the height of the tourism season. FILE PHOTO: People sunbathe in Magaluf beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Palma de…

Spain slams British, German travel advisories as discriminatory

MADRID/LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Spain reacted angrily on Tuesday to recommendations from Britain and Germany that their citizens avoid its islands and beaches because of an increase in coronavirus cases during what should be the height of the tourism season. FILE PHOTO: People sunbathe in Magaluf beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Palma de…

Nigerian banks squeezed as central bank shores up naira

ABUJA/LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria’s banks are expected to take a big hit to revenues and face rising borrowing costs this year as central bank measures to support the naira currency squeeze lenders already hit by fallout from coronavirus and the oil price shock, analysts say. Nigerian naira banknotes are seen in this picture illustration, September…

WRAPUP 1-Spain slams British, German travel advisories as discriminatory

MADRID/LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Spain reacted angrily on Tuesday to recommendations from Britain and Germany that their citizens avoid its islands and beaches because of an increase in coronavirus cases during what should be the height of the tourism season. FILE PHOTO: People sunbathe in Magaluf beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Palma de…

Entertainement Updates

Jimmy Kimmel Talks to Marsh Family About Viral Quarantine Song + New Performance!

Published on Apr 7, 2020The Marsh family posted a quarantine-themed version of “One Day More” from Les Misérables that went viral overnight, so we had them on the show from their home in England to tell the story of how this came to be and to perform another adapted song from Les Mis “Do You…

Review: Urban Flow

Traffic is stressful. A game about directing traffic should be stressful. Urban Flow isn't. If anything, it's quite a zen experience; more so with each additional player you bring into the game. It's a game that anyone can play, with a premise that can be explained to anyone in a matter of seconds. This is…

‘Restoration Island’: Here’s Just how much It Costs to Remain At the Baeumler Household’s Luxury Bahamas Beach Resort

Renovating a house is a big undertaking. Renovating an entire resort? That’s a project on a whole other level. But it’s a challenge the Baeumler family felt they were up to. Home renovation experts Bryan and Sarah Baeumler packed up their four kids and relocated to the Bahamas, where they planned to renovate an entire…

Billions Recap: Home Sweet Home

Billions Opportunity Zone Season 5 Episode 4 Editor’s Rating 5 stars ***** Billions Opportunity Zone Season 5 Episode 4 Editor’s Rating 5 stars ***** Photo: Jeff Neumann/SHOWTIME/2019 SHOWTIME NETWORKS INC. All rights reserved. How good is Bobby Axelrod when it comes to grandstanding? We thought he couldn’t get more Axe-y than last week’s “Greed is…

Tech News

He’s serving life for attempting to take hedge clippers. A high court won’t examine his case.

Louisiana’s Supreme Court declined last week to review the life sentence of a Black man who was convicted more than two decades ago of trying to steal a pair of hedge clippers, court documents show.Fair Wayne Bryant, who is now in his 60s, had asked the court to review the sentence, which he’d argued in…

Tropical Storm Isaias leaves millions without power

The Northeast is rushing to restore power after one of the largest outages since Hurricane Sandy eight years ago.Aug. 6, 2020

Trump says he signed order reimposing 10 percent aluminum tariffs on Canada

President Donald Trump said he signed a proclamation Thursday to reimpose 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada that had been suspended more than a year earlier.“Canada was taking advantage of us, as usual,” Trump said during a lengthy, campaign-style speech at a Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Ohio.“The aluminum business was being decimated by…

Health News

South Carolina Teen Produces #MaskedMile Obstacle to Encourage People to Use Masks

A few weeks ago, Madhav Bhat, of Greenville, South Carolina, hiked the Rainbow Falls trail in South Carolina with some friends. And given the current state of ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 18-year-old wore a mask, despite the hot, muggy summer temperatures.He donned the mask not only for himself, but for his family while he was…

The 20-Minute All-Angles Biceps Workout

It takes more than basic biceps curls to grow the superheroic arms you might want. And anyone who’s ever done a workout full of basic biceps curls and not gotten results knows that.The key to biceps growth: You need to do the right biceps curls. Yes, the primary function of your biceps involves flexing your…

Entertainment News

Challenge Couple Kam And Leroy Just Celebrated A Special Milestone

Kam Williams and Leroy Garrett may have endured some relationship challenges, but the MTV lovebirds -- who rekindled their romance on Season 34 -- are stronger than ever and have a special reason to celebrate. It's the complete and total opposite of a war of the worlds 2 between these two! "Happy anniversary lLYSM @royleethebarber,"…

Keke Palmer Will Host The 2020 VMAs, With A Little Help From True Jackson

Lawrence Murray Stop the presses! Keke Palmer will be your host for the 2020 VMAs. The actress and performer shared the news on Thursday (August 6) via a "FaceTime call" between her and True Jackson, VP — excuse me, True Jackson, CEO — where Palmer asked for a little styling help ahead of, as she…

‘Hiiiii Little Babe’: Chelsea Houska Shares First Look At Bump Number Four

Chelsea Houska just revealed that "everyone is excited" to welcome baby number four next year. And one day after the special baby announcement, the Teen Mom 2 star is happily sharing the first look at her bump. "Baby #4 be poppin lollll"! "Hiiiii little babe," Chelsea captioned the sweet Instagram snapshot above as she unveils…

See Ya, Siesta Key: Should Madisson Head To LA For Ish?

Madisson got a special Siesta Key holiday surprise: Santa Ish traveled to Florida to be with his ladylove. And since the lovebirds had not seen each other in a while -- the former SK producer had been working on a television series away from his home of Los Angeles for months -- the two contemplated…

‘You’re A Bamboozling, Lying Bastard’: Catfish‘s First Virtual Episode Featured Plenty Of Vitriol

A Catfish made captive by the COVID-19 pandemic nevertheless went wild on the show’s very first all-virtual episode, generating one of the most memorable arguments (and some of the sassiest one-liners) in the show’s history. On the first quarantine-steeped episode, Nev and Kamie — who were both cooped up in their homes — arranged a…

Ghosted: Love Gone Missing To Return With First-Ever Virtual Episodes

More ghosted victims are about to search for a love gone missing and face the ultimate confrontation when they reunite with their ghosts. Ghosted: Love Gone Missing will return with a first-ever, completely virtual season starting Wednesday, September 2 on MTV. Co-hosts Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills will put their Internet sleuthing skills to the…

Health Updates

Leading 5 lifestyle modifications to improve your cholesterol

Top 5 lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterolLifestyle changes can help improve your cholesterol — and boost the cholesterol-lowering power of medications.By Mayo Clinic Staff High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Medications can help improve your cholesterol. But if you'd rather first make lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol, try…

The Incense Matches That Make My Apartment Smell Like a Fancy Forest

Last week, my cat pooped on my couch right before a Zoom meeting. I frantically cleaned and treated the stain with a pet stain remover, which masked the fecal fragrance but left behind its own cloying, floral odor. I then sprayed Febreze and placed a fan near to circulate the smell out of my open…

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