We can continue to hang clothes to air dry on a sunny day. Though sunlight can be used to kill off pathogens, according to the WHO, it hasn't been proven effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. But the virus will find it harder to survive on dry surfaces. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Can we still live sustainably?
The two posed for photos in front of the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge as they made their way to the race corral. Hill flew from New York City for the race and a rare opportunity to tour the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Oakland, skipping a 5K in Brooklyn for the more colorful Bay to Breakers. … [Read more...] about Bay to Breakers footrace gets wet and wild on San Francisco streets
Either way, the saga has infected NMC’s lenders. The UAE’s biggest banks have so far fessed up to owning around $2 billion of the debt pile, with the latest disclosures made on Sunday. That means a significant portion of the remaining debt could still be on European bank balance sheets just as they face the enormous task of keeping lockdown-hit companies afloat with cheap loans. Belhoul’s hopes that Covid-19 can be his company’s saviour will be cold comfort to NMC’s creditors. (By Dasha Afanasieva) … [Read more...] about Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Luckin Coffee, NMC Health
It was delivered sardonically, undoubtedly tongue-in-cheek, but was also a useful pointer to white, liberal, middle-class feeling. It was also an unintended guide to what we talk about when we talk about gentrification – that the filter for the media conversation remains depressingly narrow. The rise in volume of media coverage of gentrification in Britain has not been accompanied by a rise in awareness that minority citizens are more likely to be victims of displacement. The neighbourhoods on the receiving end of racial profiling and stop-and-search by police, or aggressive raids by border agents, are the same ones transforming into places ready to have the word “village” added to their name. For every story about the Focus E15 mums there have been two more along the lines of “I’m middle-class and even I’m being pushed out of London”. … [Read more...] about Gentrification X: how an academic argument became the people’s protest