The overall number of Americans currently drawing jobless benefits dropped for the first time since the crisis began, from 25 million to 21 million. And first-time applications for unemployment benefits have fallen for eight straight weeks, as states gradually let stores, restaurants and other businesses reopen and the auto industry starts up factories again. … [Read more...] about New Zealand near eradication, but Covid-19 has grim hold on the planet
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With New Zealand lacking any men in the ATP’s top 500 singles rankings, the “Premier League” will feature a grab-bag of college players and doubles specialists like Queenstown resident Ben McLachlan, who switched allegiance to Japan and played Davis Cup for the Asian nation. … [Read more...] about New Zealand thrilled to snatch sporting spotlight with Premier League
Australia has recorded a total 7165 cases of COVID-19, with 3092 in New South Wales, 1634 in Victoria, 1058 in Queensland, 440 in South Australia, 577 in Western Australia, 228 in Tasmania, 107 in the Australian Capital Territory and 29 in the Northern Territory. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Australia: Just two people left on ventilators
That was a sharp shake for a Monday morning, NZ! M5.8, centred 30 kilometres NW of Levin and 45 kilometres deep. We've registered nearly 37,000 felt reports from all over the country - from north of Auckland to Dunedin. Hope everyone's OK! #eqnz https://t.co/HRXg8fQ2RZ pic.twitter.com/qgZFEL4SRW … [Read more...] about ‘Quite a decent shake here’: Jacinda Ardern’s TV interview interrupted by earthquake
The Coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill, at least a major part of it, if not all. With countries religiously following lockdown for months, this stagnant period has shut down many small businesses and caused almost irreparable financial damage from which the citizens and economies are trying to limp back to normalcy. As workplace and businesses, both online and offline, start to open slowly, and in a staggered manner, many are worried about their safety at the workplace. Also, the question about how this would help the economy return to a strong position looms large. Work from home: Good or bad? It is heartwarming to see how organisations across the world are trying to find their own solutions to this never-before-encountered situation. Some organisations, like the micro-blogging site Twitter, were in favour of work from home and Twitter recently announced that its employees can work from home even after social-distancing norms are eased-up. However, … [Read more...] about Can a 4-day working week be the answer to revive the failing economy and strike work-life balance?