DeSantis said earlier Thursday he was planning to soon ease restrictions imposed on the state’s restaurants. He told a meeting of restaurant industry executives in Fort Myers that the current limitation of 50% capacity for indoor dining and requiring that tables be kept 6 feet (2 meters) apart seems arbitrary. … [Read more...] about The Latest: French PM reduces self-isolation time to 7 days
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On Saturday, the Washington Post reported that five former employees at Louis DeJoy’s former business, the North Carolina-based New Breed Logistics, said that they were pressured to attend fundraisers for Republicans and then reimbursed for the donations they made, which is a violation of both federal and North Carolina election laws. It is not unheard of for employers to ask their employees to make political donations, but it’s illegal to coerce those donations or reimburse employees for them. According to the Post, the “straw-donor” scheme — which would allow donors, like DeJoy, to surpass the legal limits on individual campaign contributions — may have been extensive throughout the company for well over a decade: … [Read more...] about What We Know About Louis DeJoy’s Campaign Finance Scandal
Such an approach was evidenced in Chinese coverage of recent PLA maneuvers in the Himalayas. Equally, despite Delhi's public calls for easing tensions, leading Indian government figures have struck an aggressive tone, with Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah telling a rally of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier this month that "any intrusion into the the borders of India will be punished." … [Read more...] about India’s Modi responds to ‘violent face-off’ with China over Himalayan border
The report comes weeks after frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for the virus in China. Municipal authorities in Shenzhen’s Longgang district said the virus was detected on a surface sample taken during a screening of imported frozen food. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus may linger on chilled salmon for a week: research
Right now, the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols are incredibly strict and, on the whole, working. Of the thousands of players in the NFL, there are only six of them on the COVID-19 list. The primary reason has been the testing: Players have been tested every single day since training camp began, a practice that will continue during the season. (Players will only not be tested on game days themselves.) But teams have also had the advantage of not traveling during training camp, which will obviously end once the season begins, since there is no bubble, and teams will playing at their home fields. The NFL had the advantage of watching other sports deal with the pandemic and seeing what worked and what didn’t, and their plan most closely resembles Major League Baseball, the other unbubbled major sport. MLB had a major outbreak with the St. Louis Cardinals, but not because the team violated the protocols, but because they obeyed them. The Cardinals, after several players tested … [Read more...] about The NFL Is Returning To a Different World. Can It Adapt?