Coronavirus Update: Volunteer Group In N.J. Town Making Sure Seniors Don’t Put Themselves At Risk

“They have issues, between their age and their health and compromising situations, so they are very nervous about this. They don’t want to go out,” Moriak said. “Our volunteers have been trained to not enter into the house. The senior leaves the money outside the door, taped to the door and then the volunteer leaves […]

Novelists pick books to inspire, uplift, and offer escape

The Fortnight in September by RC Sherriff is just about the most uplifting, life-affirming novel I can think of right now. Published in 1931, this is an exquisitely subtle account of an ordinary lower-middle class family from south London, preparing for, travelling to, then enjoying their modest summer holiday in Bognor Regis. At one level […]

Stigmatised and disowned young mothers find solace

“For children to open up to adults about their struggles and dilemmas on dating, sex and other issues, we have to open up to them. They should know that we’re not perfect and that we made the same mistakes they might consider making,” she says.

With steep fee hike, Jawaharlal Nehru University leaves many foreign students out in the cold

Almost 40 Tibetan refugee students residing in India who cleared the Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE) this year could not take admission because of a steep fee hike. Under JNU’s new fee policy for International students, there has been a 100 per cent rise for the in-absentia category and a striking 1400 per cent […]

What Bay Area residents can expect after coronavirus stay-home orders are lifted

The last places to reopen to the public may be the most vulnerable: hospitals and nursing homes. Visitors have been forbidden from those places because outbreaks can be especially devastating. On Friday, public health officials in Contra Costa County announced that 27 patients in a 47-bed facility in Orinda had tested positive for the virus. […]

Do the Tories have any claim to be the Workers’ party?

employment tribunal fees; tried to introduce no fault dismissal legislation only for it to be blocked by Vince Cable; failing to implement the Temporary Agency Workers Directive properly; brought in a ‘shares for rights’ scheme, which allows workers to give up basic employment rights in exchange for company shares; reduced the amount of time employers […]

Wyoming techies team up, take on challenge of coronavirus

Due to the sheer amount of residents willing to step up and help, the coalition has created a team of four or five volunteers to sort through the submitted ideas and decide which projects should take priority. Ryan Alford has taken on the role of community manager, pairing up people with similar skills to help […]

Letters: Applauding death penalty repeal; The need for newspapers; Landlords can’t absorb the losses (4/1/20)

I’m worried that the spike in readership isn’t translating into funding that can carry the need readers have for local news they can trust. I am noticing there is a sudden increase in the amount of Associated Press articles. The ads aren’t coming in because businesses are shut down.

Midlands records a higher coronavirus death toll than London in one day with 212 deaths compared to 127 as the rest of UK including Yorkshire starts catching up with the capital

He said: ‘I reckon a lot of people will be starting to think that this is all going on for quite a long time and would rather be getting out there, particularly if you’ve got kids in the household, everybody may be getting a bit stir crazy, and there may be just a temptation to […]

Carrie Symonds has coronavirus too: Boris Johnson’s pregnant fiancee reveals she has been in bed for seven days with symptoms of disease that has also put the Prime Minister into isolation

In 2004 he was sacked from the Tory front-bench over a reported affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt and the Appeal Court ruled in 2013 that the public had a right to know he had fathered a daughter during an adulterous liaison while mayor of London in 2009.