'So if you really want to have a social gathering and a meal, and the more time we spend outdoors the better, then it should be a picnic where we each bring our own food and knives and forks and plates and everything and keep them to ourselves and take them away with us. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson sparks confusion as No10 admits coronavirus threat level has NOT been reduced – as WHO expert warns UK needs to remain on ‘constant defence’ because disease has ‘not gone away’
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"A club's patron capacity may further increase beyond 50 patrons - in increments of 50 up to a maximum of 500 - in accordance with the number of restaurants and cafes inside the club," ClubsNSW said in a statement on Friday. … [Read more...] about NSW first state to turn on poker machines
By Paul Krugman America is now engaged in a vast, dangerous experiment. Although social distancing has limited the spread of the coronavirus, it is far from contained. Yet despite warnings from epidemiologists, much of the country is moving to open up for business as usual. You might think that such a momentous move would come with elaborate justifications — that politicians pushing an end to social distancing, from Donald Trump on down, would at least try to explain why we should take this risk. But those calling for quickly reopening have been notably silent about the trade-offs involved. Instead, they talk incessantly about the need to “save the economy.” That is, however, a very bad way to think about economic policy in a pandemic. What, after all, is the economy’s purpose? If your answer is something like, “To generate incomes that let people buy things,” you’re getting it wrong — money isn’t the ultimate goal; it’s … [Read more...] about View: On the economics of not dying
"Our recognition comes from the number of people who attend our games," Hegerberg explains. "That was a really good trend before this crisis. It was one of the main goals, to get people to games, to draw more attention to women's football week in, week out. But being in a situation like this, it stops that good trend. We have to deal with [that] and keep pushing in order not to lose that positive development." … [Read more...] about As a female footballer it’s ‘impossible to not be standing for equality,’ says Ada Hegerberg
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Cops have been forced to flee from the burning Minneapolis police precinct (above) as rioters stormed the building and set it alight during the third night of violence in the city as protests over George Floyd's death spread across America … [Read more...] about ‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts’: Trump threatens to ‘assume control’ of Minneapolis in extraordinary tweet about rioter ‘THUGS’ as National Guard rolls into the city and George Floyd protests erupt across the U.S.