At first I thought we could keep the core team and rehire the rest [of the staff] later. But looking at the numbers, I realized there was no way we could keep this payroll going when we had no money coming in. We ended up furloughing a few people—and then about 10 days in, we made the decision to let everyone go. I hope we can open our doors again, but the world is changing very quickly. I don’t know if it will ever be the same.” … [Read more...] about Can fine dining survive COVID-19? Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park isn’t so sure
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For many small businesses, the loss of income could lead to further trouble. Short on cash, companies that have laid off workers may not be able to rehire them right away. Others worry about backed-up inventories of unsold goods, maintenance costs for equipment and customs disputes as the pandemic continues to snarl commerce around the world. … [Read more...] about China ends Wuhan lockdown, but normal life is a distant dream
Five minutes into his speech Modi stressed that his 10-week-old government passed many important legislation and achieved progress across sectors. He said that by abrogating Article 370 and 35A his government had further realised the dreams of India’s first home minister, Sardar Patel. Modi said that for Muslim women his government passed a legislation against instant triple talaq. He stressed that the government passed legislation against terrorism (UAPA), a pension scheme for small traders was announced, Rs 90,000 crore was earmarked for the Kisan Samman Nidhi, for improving healthcare and facilitating more doctors the government has introduced the National Medical Commission Bill 2019, among others. … [Read more...] about Independence Day Speech | Modi is a man in a hurry, can India run with him?
As such, the state is in the grip of a terrible financial crisis with the state treasury being placed under restrictions for extended periods, and, development projects moving at a snail’s pace. Will the general public deflect their anger at falling incomes to the incumbent government in the wake of COVID-19 and vote for a change as always? … [Read more...] about Politics | In Kerala’s COVID-19 response Pinarayi Vijayan is in the spotlight
They are professionals and they need to do what they have to do." South Africa were recalled early from a limited overs tour of India last month over fears around the coronavirus, but Boucher believes that, so far, their plans have not been disrupted to a great degree by the lockdown. … [Read more...] about South Africa to introduce fitness clauses into player contracts