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

Freedom campers affected by the car park closures should go to New Plymouth’s Belt Road Holiday Park or Hāwera Holiday Park, Sue Kelly, of Taranaki Civil Defence and Emergency Management, said. Both parks had the necessary facilities and hygiene precautions in place to protect both campers and the local community, she said.

Boston Public Library Maps Tool Provides At Home Fun

Social distancing at home doesn’t have to mean giving up hobbies. If you’re a Brookline history buff, the Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center has recently debuted a tool that provides endless at-home enjoyment. Atlascope is an online tool that overlays historical maps of Brookline and Greater Boston with contemporary maps to show […]

Hockey sticks, sturgeons and skis: how much is enough physical distance?

The City of Toronto posted signs in parks this week urging residents to stay one hockey stick apart, evoking the country’s passion for the game. Some ice hockey aficionados took to social media to quibble with the comparison – stick lengths vary depending on the position one is playing, they argued.

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

You have a choice of entrances – either a new glassy one or the striped plywood entrance lobby through which 1930s audiences went to see Garbo and Gable – and the hope is that visitors to whatever part of the complex will use both. Barriers are where possible removed. There is no box office – […]

Latest Brookline Coronavirus Updates

Library The library, which is closed until the end of April, has stepped up its virtual presence, including the ability to chat with reference staff via chat and email. There are a variety of digital versions of beloved library programs, including virtual storytime and craft-along activities.

Coronavirus live updates: Unemployment rate rises to 4.4%

6:45 a.m. Google tracks how localities are doing with social distancing: The number of people in California who visited retail and recreation sites — like restaurants, cafes and shopping centers — during the past six weeks was half of what it was at the beginning of the year, according to data analyzed and released Friday […]

Google reports on mobility trend changes in Pakistan during coronavirus lockdown

“These reports show how visits and length of stay at different places change compared to a baseline. We calculate these changes using the same kind of aggregated and anonymised data used to show popular times for places in Google Maps,” it said.

This week’s Nvidia GeForce Now new games update

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye DespairDwarrowsJack Orlando: Director’s CutKnights and MerchantsMount & Blade: With Fire & SwordPOSTAL 2SpeedRunnersThe Cycle [Epic Games Store]Tropico 5So yeah, probably not the games you might have been hoping for, and certainly the online response to this update has not been altogether positive. Except maybe for The Cycle. Anything you’re struggling to run […]

Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders — and which aren’t

Google executives told me its program is intended to aid public health officials who need to prioritize their response based on areas of greater need. The reports may help a county official understand that its parks remain overcrowded despite an order to shelter in place, for example — or that its parks are properly empty, […]

Google Is Tracking People’s Movements in Their Communities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Clean hands frequently with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands after coughing or sneezing; when caring for the sick; before, during and after food preparation; before eating; after using the toilet; when hands are visibly dirty; and after handling animals or waste. Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance from anyone […]