Coronavirus: England Cricket Stars Donate 500,000 Pounds To Board In Fight Against COVID-19

England’s centrally contracted cricketers have agreed to make an “initial donation” of 500,000 pound (USD 612,000) in response to the financial crisis engulfing the game as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Friday’s statement issued by the Professional Cricketers’ Association, the players’ union, came just days after the England and Wales Cricket Board said chief […]

Giants commit extra $700,000 for event-based ballpark workers

The union that represents the concession workers plans to meet with Bon Appétit to “address concerns about the impact of dozens of games’ worth of lost incomes,” according to a statement sent to The Chronicle from UNITE HERE Local 2 and attributed to its president, Anand Singh.

‘Imitation Game’ is right: UK must pardon thousands of homosexuals

Truth be told, most apologies given would be posthumous like the one Turing received from Gordon Brown and Queen Elizabeth II a few years back. But to ignore the injustice they all suffered just because they’re not there to hear us is to ignore history, do further injustice to their families, and that’s something we […]

British Airways scraps its dividend and furloughs over 30,000 staff on 80 per cent pay in desperate bid to survive the worst crisis in its history

In his statement earlier this week he said journalists who asked whether he would hand his dividend back were ‘naïve/malicious’, adding: ‘I am perplexed as to how that would work?’, adding: ‘To be used how? To pay that money straight over to Airbus? And what is the consideration for such a gift? Or is it […]

Coronavirus live updates: Nearly 500 cases in SF

3:25 p.m. SF supervisors push to house homeless in hotel rooms after positive test at shelter: San Francisco had its first person at a homeless shelter test positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, and a group of city leaders later gathered to call for sheltering homeless people in hotel rooms. “We have the hotel rooms, we […]

‘Sell one of your yachts!’: Outrage as billionaire Sir Philip Green asks for taxpayer help to pay emergency wages to 14,500 workers he has furloughed

‘I have applied – and been accepted – for a mortgage holiday and I have also cancelled subscriptions to BT Sport and Sky Sports while there is no live sport on TV. I have also been doing online courses for personal development and have applied to do some volunteering work for the NHS.’

You’ve just lost your job? Here’s what you need to know

The payments begin to phase out at above $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for couples filing jointly and drop to zero for individuals above $99,000 and couples earning $198,000. For heads of household with one child, the benefit starts to decline at $112,500 and falls to zero at $146,500. Even those who just receive Social […]

Working from home? Stay connected using Microsoft Teams, for free

The Microsoft 365 Admin Center is where you manage user accounts and licenses as well as general Office 365 settings.The Microsoft Teams Admin Center is where you configure global Teams settings and view the status of the service and your installation.In both locations, you need to sign in with your Office 365 administrative credentials. If […]

BA suspends more than 30,000 staff, owner scraps dividend

With BA having already agreed a 50% pay cut for its pilots, the deal focuses on cabin and ground crew, engineers and office staff. The Unite union said under the scheme staff would be furloughed on 80% of pay, with no cap on earnings, and without anyone being made redundant.

Coronavirus is shining a light on the wretched universal credit system

Nearly a million new universal credit (UC) claims have exposed the government’s boasts about the UK being the “jobs factory of Europe” for the thinly veiled lie that it is. Yes, last year UK unemployment fell to its lowest level since January 1975; and the Office for National Statistics found that the UK employment rate […]