Some say Japan may have a large hidden population of asymptomatic cases. Shigeru Omi, deputy head of the government’s expert panel on the coronavirus, told lawmakers that the real number of infections could be as much as 10 or 20 times as high as currently believed. Japan has reported fewer than 17,000 cases, versus more than 1.7 million in the United States. … [Read more...] about Testing is key to beating coronavirus, right? Japan has other ideas
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Minnesota Freedom Fund. This fund pays bail for protesters, as well as those imprisoned for immigration and criminal offenses. The group sees pretrial bail requirements to be unjust, wealth-based discrimination. Donate here. The Legal Rights Center. Provides criminal defense and legal services for low-income people of color in and around Minneapolis, including arrested protesters. Donate here. Northstar Health Collective. Medics for protesters. The group of nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers was originally founded to maintain community safety during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Donate here. Black Visions Collective. “A political home for black people across Minnesota,” this Minnesota nonprofit is dedicated to safe, autonomous black communities. Donate here. Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. A GoFundMe campaign organized by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, for Floyd’s children’s care and education, as well as family … [Read more...] about How to help Minneapolis: 6 things you can do right now for the George Floyd movement
Spending requirements: Only 60% of the loan funds would need to be spent on payroll, compared to the current 75%. Loan forgiveness period: This would be extended to 24 weeks, up from eight weeks. Deadline to rehire workers: This would be pushed back to a yet-to-be-determined date. It’s currently June 30. Other perks: Forgiveness recipients would now be allowed to defer payroll taxes. Restrictions on the PPP loans have been a significant point of contention for many small business owners, particularly those with physical storefronts who felt it made no sense to maintain payroll if their businesses weren’t allowed to operate during the pandemic. To make matters more complicated, guidance from the Small Business Administration kept changing, leaving some business owners worried that they could be accused of fraud if they spend the money the wrong way. … [Read more...] about Paycheck Protection Program rules could get easier under House bill: Here’s what it would do
"According to executives, Sikka's product mindset did not work for the company and eventually led to his departure. Then came Parekh’s appointment at a time the company was looking for an executive who would bring in stability," said Pareekh Jain, founder, Pareekh Consulting. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
A third editor reports that she stays loyal to her Illy and moka pot on the weekend, when things are a bit more leisurely. But while juggling two remote-learning kids plus work responsibilities during the week, Jot is an irresistibly efficient way to get her Americano fix. “It’s rich and tasty, especially when I add in my Barista Edition Oatly, which I’ve become addicted to during quarantine. It feels totally indulgent and is utterly effortless. And I’m still coming in under the cost of a high-end coffee shop, even when you add in the Oatly.” … [Read more...] about Can Jot’s coffee concentrate make you forget about that $5 latte? Here’s what our editors say