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Coronvirus: New Plymouth District Council closes public car parks and halts libraries’ wifi

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Chester Storyhouse: how a repurposed art deco cinema could revitalise the city

To Bennetts’ relatively sober canvas, Clifton has added some flourishes of his own, however: statues of peacocks, mirrors laminated with historic views of Chester, and wallpaper and soft furnishings in bedazzling patterns. “Being theatre-makers,” he says, “we’re never knowingly understated.” It’s all part of his idea of drawing in people usually put off by institutions […]

The 10 most innovative virtual and augmented reality companies of 2020

Microsoft is trying to help business users transition away from the 2D screens most use every day to a future of hands-free, wearable user interfaces and 3D holographic images. Its HoloLens 2 mixed-reality headset, released in 2019, doubles the field of view of the first HoloLens, features a more balanced and comfortable design, and greatly […]

California homeless advocate: ‘We’re moving way too slowly’

California shelters are spacing out beds to maintain the 6 feet (1.8 meters) of social distance health experts say is critical to dampening the spread of the virus. Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Diego counties are setting up backup shelters to take overflow residents.

In locked-down South Africa, unity is fleeting

Nevertheless, lockdown must have been a difficult decision. Ramaphosa took a calculated gamble that it would save a thinly stretched health system from being inundated, without destroying an extremely fragile economy already grappling with recession; one of the world’s worstunemployment rates and a “junk” credit rating status. Despite the risks, the lockdown announcement drew cross-party […]

Zimbabweans enter coronavirus lockdown amid severe economic crisis

In the poor township of Mbare in Harare, vegetable markets and the inter-city bus rank were closed and rows of wooden stalls used by vegetable vendors abandoned. At Nenyere Flats in Mbare, six men sat outside their flat drinking gin. Fox Dhalu, a 36-year-old father of three, complained that some shops had hiked prices over […]

Latest Brookline Coronavirus Updates

As of Tuesday in Brookline 48 people were diagnosed with coronavirus. And on Tuesday an employee at the Whole Foods on Beacon Street was diagnosed with the virus, though it’s not clear if that person also lives in town. The Massachusetts case count grew to 6,620 on Tuesday, including 89 deaths. Thirty-three people died over […]

Coronavirus live updates: Unemployment rate rises to 4.4%

12:29 p.m. San Francisco confirms first shelter case of COVID-19: A shelter resident at Division Circle Navigation Center tested positive, health officials confirmed. The Coalition on Homelessness announced the news earlier Thursday. City officials said the person is no longer at the navigation center and “in good condition” while in isolation at a hotel. Officials […]

15 People Charged with Breaking New Jersey’s Stay-at-Home Order by Gathering for Funeral

“In effort to strengthen the existing social distancing measures in place, the order also prohibits all gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, unless otherwise authorized by the Order,” Murphy’s executive order states. “When in public, individuals must practice social distancing and stay at least six feet apart whenever possible, excluding […]