However, the shortage has apparently become more acute, with more businesses saying they can no longer give change. In a statement, Kroger – the parent company of Ralphs and Food4Less — said their upgraded technology allows customers to switch their payment type, and load coin change onto their loyalty cards for use the next time they shop. … [Read more...] about Retailers Can’t Spare Change Amid Nationwide Coin Shortage
Indeed, the galvanized tubs designed to provide water for animals come in a wide range of sizes, were widely available, affordable and, most importantly, easily converted into a personal swimming hole. All you need is a stock tank, a filter, a pump and some tools. But this is Texas, where individuality and elbow grease comes in spades. Which is why in so many backyards, you’ll find Pinterest-worthy pieces of art -- personal oases complete with meticulous decking, intricate pergolas, twinkling overhead lights, beautifully landscaped flowerbeds and soothing water features. … [Read more...] about Is the virus a catalyst for an inflatable pool shortage, or a stock tank pool boom?
The number of dead from the virus in the United States alone, almost 136,000, is roughly equal to the populations of Charleston, S.C., or Gainesville, Fla. If everyone in America who had been infected lived in the same city, that city would be the third-largest in the country, behind only New York and Los Angeles. More people in the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus than live in the state of Utah. By the weekend, there are likely to be more confirmed coronavirus cases than there are residents of Connecticut. … [Read more...] about Public’s disconnect from COVID-19 reality worries experts
Automated food companies insist they’re not trying to replace human workers. At White Castle, Richardson says Flippy will allow managers to redeploy workers to drive-thru lanes or help them cover a shift if an employee calls in sick. Wilmer, of Chowbotics, says Sally may actually create jobs, since it keeps selling food at times of day when it wouldn’t have been available before. … [Read more...] about Demand For Robot Cooks Rises As Kitchens Combat COVID-19
“Previously canceled appointments will take priority, but there will still be some appointments available – you just have to go back on the website and keep looking for them to make them next week,” said Capt. Serenity Holden. … [Read more...] about Sacramento County Reopening Some Coronavirus Testing Sites