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Jul 26 2021
Something remarkable is happening in fast food establishments, retail stores, and restaurants across America. You may have seen photos of it go viral. You may have even experienced it in real life if you've dined at a Chili's or Applebee's and the hostess apologizes for extra-long wait times.
“WE ALL QUIT, SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE,” disgruntled employees posted in giant letters on aVice
Mar 22 2022
On Saturday, University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas placed last in the 100-yard freestyle swim during the NCAA championships, ending her career in collegiate swimming. A last-place showing at an NCAA swim meet, even a championship one, would not typically garner national headlines. Yet, Thomas has been at the center of controversy regarding her eligibility to compete in women's eventsNBC News (Online)
Jan 30 2022
Protesters against a vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the US-Canada border have brought Canada's capital city to a standstill for a second day.
Thousands of demonstrators joined the so-called Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.
Police have started investigations after several incidents, including the appearance of swastika flags and footage of a woman dancing naked on the tomb of theBBC News
Dec 09 2021
Before the coronavirus ruined her plans, Tiffany Patino expected to be back at work by now. She and her boyfriend intended to move out of a basement in suburban Maryland, where his grandmother lets them stay for free, so they could raise their infant son in a place of their own. Maybe get a new car.
But Patino got sick with covid-19 more than a year ago. Instead of getting better,Washington Post
Dec 10 2020
A South Korean high school student was infected with COVID-19 within five minutes and from a person 20 feet away while dining indoors, according to a new study.
The case initially stumped contact tracers because North Jeolla province, where the restaurant was located, hadn’t reported any infections in a month, according to the report in the Journal of Korean Medical Science.
TheNew York Post (News)
Jan 14 2022
Americans, beset by product shortages, rising prices and the arrival of omicron, sharply cut their spending in December after a burst of early spending in the fall that helped bolster the holiday season.
Retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 1.9% in December compared with the previous month when sales increased 0.3%, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday.
Sales at departmentAssociated Press
Dec 06 2021
Germany's national and regional leaders have agreed to bar unvaccinated people from much of public life in a bid to fend off a fourth wave of Covid-19.
Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel described the far-reaching measures as an act of "national solidarity".
Only those who have been vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid will be allowed in restaurants, cinemas, leisureBBC News
Jul 16 2021
Even in Beirut’s most affluent neighborhoods, the streets have gone dark. The few restaurants and bars that somehow braved the economic crisis, the coronavirus lockdowns, and the Aug. 4 port blast still have their lights on, as do homeowners who earn in dollars or have sufficient family wealth to afford generators, although even their electricity supply is rationed. Everyone else in LebanonForeign Policy
Jul 01 2020
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Wednesday imposed a round of tougher restrictions on businesses to combat a surge in coronavirus cases.
Newsom ordered all indoor non-essential businesses to close in 19 counties across the state, including some of the most populous, including Los Angeles County and Orange County.
These include bars, dine-in restaurants, indoor movie theatersThe Hill
Apr 27 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses should close break rooms. Restaurants should consider disposable menus and plates. Schools should have students eat lunch in their classrooms.
These are some of the recommendations offered in new federal plans designed to help restaurants, schools, churches and businesses safely reopen as states look to gradually lift their coronavirus restrictions.Associated Press