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Pending home sales plunged 21.8% in April on a…

April had a record collapse in Americans signing contracts to buy homes

Are You Cleaning Correctly?

Every surface is now a potential harbourer of the coronavirus. Making sure we are cleaning them correctly is vital to our safety and the safety of those around us.

Local brief: Varsity only for MAC summer sports

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.

What you need to know today about the virus…

India had another record daily jump in coronavirus cases

COVID-19: The New Normal of Travel_Long

As restrictions begin to ease slowly across the globe, the future of air travel hangs in the balance. What will flying look like in a post COVID world? And how will airlines keep their passengers safe? Joe Leader, CEO of APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Assoc.) and IFSA (International Flight Services Assoc.), Shashank Nigam, founder, and CEO of SimpliFlying, and Bob Mann, CEO of R.W. Mann Airline Industry Analysis and Consulting answer our questions.

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Tomari Quinn: Kansans will rise to today's challenge

CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle…

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month

COVID-19: Lucy Martin On Learning To Pivot_Digital

Lucy Martin, a Los Angeles based entrepreneur and artist, was on the brink of bankruptcy, then the coronavirus hit. But rather than pushing her over the edge, the pandemic provided a business opportunity which enabled her to turn her life around. This is her story.

City manager ready to sign new one-year contract

US economy shrank at 5% annual rate in Q1

The U.S. economy shrank at an even faster pace than initially estimated in the first three months of this year with economists continuing to expect a far worse outcome in the current April-June quarter

Make The Most of Your Grocery Trip

When leaving the house becomes a risk, making sure grocery runs are as efficient as possible is vital.

Orders for US big-ticket factory goods drop 17.2…

U.S. orders for big-ticket factory goods plunged for the second straight month in April as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy

Optimism May Be Good For You

Looking on the bright side of life may not come naturally to us all, but it may help us live longer!

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41 million have lost jobs since virus hit, but…

Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still slashing jobs in the face of a deep recession even as more businesses reopen and rehire some laid-off employees

Contact-tracing Technology: Good or Bad?

To reduce the spread and raise awareness, tech companies have developed contact-tracing apps to notify people if they've been exposed to the coronavirus.

Hungary to commemorate victims of Danube boat…

Preparations are underway for commemorations to be held on the anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship

Despite The Job Market Amazon Is Still Hiring

Despite the job market crashing amid the coronavirus pandemic, several tech companies are still hiring.

Hong Kong's business hub status imperiled by…

A security law proposed by China could imperil Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s best places to do business

Why are there not enough hospital beds in NYC?

REVISED HOSPITAL BEDS SCRIPT LOCKDOWNS AROUND THE WORLD ARE EASING BUT NOT IN SOME OF THE UNITED STATES LARGEST CITIES. NY GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SAYS HIS STATE IS “DECIDEDLY IN THE REOPENING PHASE” BECAUSE THE STATE IS “FOLLOWING THE NUMBERS AND NOT EMOTIONS.” THE STATISTICS IN THE EMPIRE STATE ARE TRENDING DOWN – ALLOWING THE MID-HUDSON REGION BETWEEN ALBANY AND NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY TO REOPEN ON TUESDAY. LONG ISLAND IS SCHEDULED TO REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY. BUT WHAT OF NEW YORK CITY? IN NEW YORK CITY FOUR OF THE SEVEN TARGETS FOR REOPENING OF HAVE BEEN MET. ALL THREE MISSING MEASURES ARE GETTING CLOSE TO MEETING THE THRESHOLD. YET, THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT MEETING THE REQUIRED PERCENT OF HOSPITAL BEDS. BEDS HAVE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR COVID PATIENTS, AS WELL AS FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD TO WAIT FOR IMPORTANT PROCEDURES THAT WERE DELAYED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC EMERGENCY. Jason Rao "Hospitals in New York City are beginning to transition their physical infrastructure to accomodate those who don't have Covid-19 but do have urgent medical procedures that have been waiting for months." GOVERNOR COUMO MANDATED THAT ALL NY COUNTIES MAINTAIN 30% BED CAPACITY FOR REOPENING, YET THE STATE IS REPORTING THAT NEW YORK CITY IS NOT YET ABLE TO MEET THIS TARGET. NBC SOT GOV ANDREW CUOMO "We need a 30% buffer of hospital beds in case the virus takes off again" WHY IS THIS? HOW ARE THE BEDS BEING COUNTED? WHY AREN’T THE ADDITIONAL BEDS PUT IN PLACE FOR THE PEAK OUTBREAK BEING KEPT IN PLACE TO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR REOPENING? ARE THE BEDS BEING RE-CLASSIFIED IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT’S HARD TO REACH THE GOALS OF ALLOWING NEW YORK CITY TO REOPEN? (JASON RAO Health Security Partners ) "It is not clear how New York is classifying it's bed count." MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO TALK TO THE NY STATE GOVERNORS OFFICE, FROM WHICH THIS DATA CAME, WERE NOT RETURNED. NEITHER WERE CALLS TO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IN NEW YORK CITY. ONCE ALL HOSPITAL BED TARGETS ARE MET THAT LEAVES JUST ONE TARGET LEFT TO BEGIN OPENING NEW YORK CITY. THE CITY GOVERNMENT WILL NEED TO HIRE AND TRAIN SUFFICIENT CONTACT TRACERS, AN ESSENTIAL CAPABILITY THAT THE CITY HAS STRUGGLED TO DO THUS FAR. Location Date May 25, 2020 3:06:59 PM Source WeVideo Category Credit NBC, Orignial Language Input Title Why Are There Not Enough Hospital Beds in NYC?_B Tag Andrew Cuomo,Coronavirus,Covid-19,Hospital Beds,New York City,Reopening Description REVISED HOSPITAL BEDS SCRIPT LOCKDOWNS AROUND THE WORLD ARE EASING BUT NOT IN SOME OF THE UNITED STATES LARGEST CITIES. NY GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SAYS HIS STATE IS “DECIDEDLY IN THE REOPENING PHASE” BECAUSE THE STATE IS “FOLLOWING THE NUMBERS AND NOT EMOTIONS.” THE STATISTICS IN THE EMPIRE STATE ARE TRENDING DOWN – ALLOWING THE MID-HUDSON REGION BETWEEN ALBANY AND NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY TO REOPEN ON TUESDAY. LONG ISLAND IS SCHEDULED TO REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY. BUT WHAT OF NEW YORK CITY? IN NEW YORK CITY FOUR OF THE SEVEN TARGETS FOR REOPENING OF HAVE BEEN MET. ALL THREE MISSING MEASURES ARE GETTING CLOSE TO MEETING THE THRESHOLD. YET, THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT MEETING THE REQUIRED PERCENT OF HOSPITAL BEDS. BEDS HAVE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR COVID PATIENTS, AS WELL AS FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD TO WAIT FOR IMPORTANT PROCEDURES THAT WERE DELAYED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC EMERGENCY. Jason Rao "Hospitals in New York City are beginning to transition their physical infrastructure to accomodate those who don't have Covid-19 but do have urgent medical procedures that have been waiting for months." GOVERNOR COUMO MANDATED THAT ALL NY COUNTIES MAINTAIN 30% BED CAPACITY FOR REOPENING, YET THE STATE IS REPORTING THAT NEW YORK CITY IS NOT YET ABLE TO MEET THIS TARGET. NBC SOT GOV ANDREW CUOMO "We need a 30% buffer of hospital beds in case the virus takes off again" WHY IS THIS? HOW ARE THE BEDS BEING COUNTED? WHY AREN’T THE ADDITIONAL BEDS PUT IN PLACE FOR THE PEAK OUTBREAK BEING KEPT IN PLACE TO MEET THE CRITERIA FOR REOPENING? ARE THE BEDS BEING RE-CLASSIFIED IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT’S HARD TO REACH THE GOALS OF ALLOWING NEW YORK CITY TO REOPEN? (JASON RAO Health Security Partners ) "It is not clear how New York is classifying it's bed count." MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO TALK TO THE NY STATE GOVERNORS OFFICE, FROM WHICH THIS DATA CAME, WERE NOT RETURNED. NEITHER WERE CALLS TO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE IN NEW YORK CITY. ONCE ALL HOSPITAL BED TARGETS ARE MET THAT LEAVES JUST ONE TARGET LEFT TO BEGIN OPENING NEW YORK CITY. THE CITY GOVERNMENT WILL NEED TO HIRE AND TRAIN SUFFICIENT CONTACT TRACERS, AN ESSENTIAL CAPABILITY THAT THE CITY HAS STRUGGLED TO DO THUS FAR.

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Knox residents encouraged to apply for Team Kentucky Fund

Nissan to close Indonesia, Spain auto plants…

Nissan plans to close auto plants in Spain and Indonesia after sinking into the red for the first time in 11 years as the pandemic squashed global demand and disrupted production

Trouble With Love Handles?

The saying, abs are made in the kitchen is true and health experts say no matter how many crunches you do, your love handles won't go away.