Now Beautify wants to help ease the economic effect of the crisis on artists and on city streets. It is taking its community-minded approach nationwide with a new campaign enlisting corporate brands to sponsor public artworks at $10,000 apiece. Called “Back to the Streets,” the effort goes “live” Friday on Beautify’s website, where artists, wall owners and sponsors can sign up directly. Its creators are aiming for 1,000 murals by 1,000 artists in 100 cities to be painted as neighborhoods begin to open up in the coming weeks and months. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Murals send a message of hope in grim times
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According to a report in The Science Times, the study found that most of the subjects were reinfected with a coronavirus within three years. Moreover, frequent reinfections occurred at 12 months after infection. A significant drop in antibody levels within six months post-infection was also recorded. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus immunity may last only six months, study finds
Significantly, a few restaurants are reporting good business. Antonia Achache, Head Chef and partner of Suzette and Kitchen Garden, says that home deliveries have been a large part of their business, accounting for 33 percent of their sales in some outlets. The Kitchen Garden team, which was flirting with the idea of setting up a Deli section but could not find the time launched one during the lockdown. It sells all kinds of pestos, bread, cheeses and dips. “We are also working on an online ordering platform, which will have more deli options such as DIY meal kits, baking mixes and more cheese options.” … [Read more...] about Riding COVID-19 storm: Restaurants rewrite home delivery rules with special menus, DIY kits
So Twitter went one step further. Citing its policy against the “glorification of violence,” Twitter hid the tweet from Trump’s timeline. It’s still on Twitter here, because, as the company explains, it’s part of important political discourse. You can even RT it with a comment! But your retweet still won’t show Trump’s original tweet. Instead, Twitter puts a warning message in its place. “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.” If you want to actually read the tweet, you have to hit the grayed out “View” beside that message. … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
Further, Cabral says, as unpredictable as COVID-19 has been, it has followed some sadly familiar trends. “The soaring unemployment rate is impacting people of color the most,” she says. Cabral says that responsible employers will pay attention to demographics and if they do have to lay off employees from underrepresented groups, they need to be inclusive. “[That] means making sure to exercise awareness of the unique challenges that unemployment presents to underserved populations,” she says. “Employers can work to tailor packages that provide support that is meaningful for underserved communities,” says Cabral, such as extending health benefits for the rest of the year or partnering with a staffing firm to help displaced employees find their next opportunity. … [Read more...] about This is what a compassionate layoff looks like