Archive | covid 19

Trump Forces GM, Which Was Already Going To Produce Ventilators, To Produce Ventilators

This week’s drama over whether GM would produce ventilators to help fight the coronavirus pandemic came to a fittingly bizarre conclusion today, with GM saying it was working “around the clock” to make the ventilators and—a few hours after that—President Trump invoking the Defense Production Act to require it do so. Read more… Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

Here’s Why Cruise Ship Companies Aren’t Included In The $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

The cruise ship industry, where outbreaks of covid-19 in Japan and California started, are (justifiably) hurting right now. Nobody is traveling, people are social distancing and that’s resulted in canceled trips and empty ships. But they’re not getting a cent of the economic stimulus package because their grand scheme…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

Continue Reading

Police In India Are Using Batons On Motorists To Enforce Virus Lockdown

With a national population of over 1.3 billion, India should be very concerned about the novel coronavirus, covid-19, currently spreading across the globe. But there are still plenty of people out and about despite a lockdown, and the police have resorted to physical violence to get people to return home. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

Continue Reading

Sony And Microsoft Put Out Vague Statements About How Covid-19 Will Affect Their Games

Christian PetersenIn a press release on its website, Sony announced that it doesn’t expect the game and network services part of its business to be impacted during the current fiscal year, which ends March 31. At the same time, the company didn’t rule out that things could change in the future. Sony and Microsoft both…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

VW And Daimler Are Desperately Trying To Stop The Bleeding

Big German automakers trying hard to stop the bleeding as coronavirus depletes their funds, another FCA employee has died from the virus, the White House is looking carefully at GM’s ventilator pricing, and an update on the PSA-FCA merger. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 27, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

Continue Reading

Here’s What It’s Like To Get A COVID-19 Test In Your Car

As the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has developed into a full-on epidemic in the U.S., new drive-thru testing sites are popping up around the country. While driving through a bunch of people in lab coats seems frightening, the entire process looks as straightforward as getting a flu shot.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

Continue Reading

The Indy 500 Won’t Run In May For The First Time Since WWII

The Indianapolis 500 is an institution of motor racing enjoyed and respected all over the world. Every year the month of May brings the pomp and circumstance of international competition to the town of Speedway, Indiana for a month-long celebration of speed and ingenuity. Only something truly devastating can stop…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

Continue Reading

Governors Ball cancels 2020 event, looks to return in 2021

Governors Ball officially called it for 2020—a postponement of this summer’s events just isn’t in the cards according to festival organizers. Originally slated for June 5 – 7, the long-running multi-day NYC mainstay festival set out a notice on social media revealing this year’s total cancellation. Due to what will likely prove to be a […]

Continue Reading

Radio listening on the rise in times of isolation and quarantine

Though streaming numbers are down on platforms like Spotify, people around the world appear to be turning to the radio in these uncertain times. A new report from BBC News says that Global, a company that owns Capital FM and talk station LBC, said online radio listening had risen by 15 percent. A spokeswoman for […]

Continue Reading

Paavo Siljamäki of Above & Beyond reveals he is battling COVID-19 on Instagram Live

Paavo Siljamäki of Above & Beyond took to an Instagram livestream to reveal he has the symptoms and has been diagnosed with a mild to medium case of COVID-19. The artist explained that he believes he picked it up in India recently after getting a massage by a masseuse who was coughing. He reveals that […]

Continue Reading

Help Your Neighbors During the Coronavirus Pandemic With These New Nextdoor Features

Many of us are stuck inside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be good neighbors and help each other out. Nextdoor recently launched a new “Help Map” feature that lets users volunteer to take on extra chores and other helpful activities for those around them. This feature could make a huge difference for elderly…Read more… […]

Continue Reading

Designed by OhhWord Media