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Month: June 2020

Coronavirus: Social distancing: When extreme weather and coronavirus collide
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Image copyright EPA Image caption Evacuees fleeing Cyclone Ampha have had to gather in close quarters People being displaced by extreme weather events around the world are being forced to break Covid-19 social distancing safety guidelines, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies.“Social distancing is no longer possible when displaced…

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‘Policy Flip-Flopping Crippling Real Estate’
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Property investment and development company Mashonaland Holdings Limited recently published its first-quarter trading update in which it outlines some of the problems bedevilling the real estate market, now worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm says the continual decline in purchasing power is putting pressure on demand for real estate space while interest rates, which…

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VEREIT® Provides Company and COVID-19 Update
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PHOENIX, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VEREIT, Inc. (NYSE: VER) (“VEREIT” or the “Company”) today announced updated information on its real estate portfolio and balance sheet in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Real Estate Portfolio Update As of June 16, 2020, VEREIT had received approximately 84% of April rent, 84% of May rent and 82% of June rent, which…

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Liberals look at buying distressed buildings to save stock of affordable housing
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By Jordan PressThe Canadian PressSun., June 14, 2020timer3 min. readOTTAWA – A new analysis of the country’s stock of affordable housing suggests the Liberals’ decade-long strategy to provide more of it is starting in a deeper hole than previously thought, and may be further behind once the COVID-19 pandemic passes.But the pandemic could also mean…

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Coronavirus: Partying Americans just got a reality check from the coronavirus
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By Mark Kaufman2020-06-16 21:37:40 UTC On June 6, after over 100,000 Americans had already been killed by the new coronavirus, over a dozen friends went out to party at Lynch’s Irish Pub in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., including (incredibly) a healthcare worker. Now, 16 of them have tested positive for COVID-19, reports the local news station…

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Coronavirus: Can Google Ads data predict the next coronavirus outbreak?
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You wake up and something feels wrong. You can’t smell anything.  Do you have the coronavirus? You grab your iPhone, head to Google, type “I can’t smell,” and tap the first link that pops up on the page. What you clicked was a Google Ad. From that one click, Google collects a lot of information…

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Coronavirus: When coronavirus masks become ‘I can’t breathe’ protest signs
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By Brittany Levine Beckman2020-06-03 02:51:28 UTC The fight for racial equality must be heard. Amplify is our series devoted to raising awareness, spotlighting issues, and taking action. Before George Floyd died while a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, he rasped “I can’t breathe.” It was the same gut-wrenching phrase uttered…

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Your Weekly Horoscope for the Week of June 15, 2020
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Greetings, your weekly horoscope has arrived. Cancer season calls us to dial up our empathy factor this week as the sun is shining through the lens of the compassionate crab. Find your center so you can reach out to others from a confident place. The weekend’s new moon shines on your home and (chosen) family,…

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We are all in this together: from global pandemic to global solidarities
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The spread of the current global pandemic is unprecedented. Future consequences are difficult to predict (will global geopolitics be radically altered? Will the global dominant economic system be superseded? Will the pandemic spell doom for the global metropolis?). The degree of uncertainty heightens paranoid states of mind (such as the belief that the virus was…

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How businesses are supporting employees’ mental health remotely and as they return to the office, including summer Fridays, employee support funds, and webinars
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This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Nearly half of all Americans report that their mental health has been negatively affected by fears and concerns over COVID-19, a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll reported.Harvard Medical School psychologist Susan David said that it’s important to make employees…

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Regional REIT Ltd.: 10% Yield For U.K. Regional Office REIT
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Regional REIT (OTCPK:RGGLF) owns and leases real estate outside provincial cities across the United Kingdom. The REIT is managed by London & Scottish Investments which runs a vertically integrated business allowing internal control of all aspects of running a real estate portfolio from property management (including rent collection and invoicing) to asset management to investment…

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Hustling For Multifamily Tenants in the Age of Coronavirus
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Opening a new rental building during a viral outbreak that forced New Yorkers to shelter in place for weeks does not seem like fortuitous timing. But the city’s rental market can work counterintuitively sometimes. Developers hope that a state-of-the-art building in a great location can overcome a temporary dip in the market. Tavros Holdings founder…

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BiggerPockets Business Podcast 56: From Poverty to Millions Through Laundromats with Dave Menz
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If you’ve found this show, you probably have that entrepreneurial itch… and you’ve probably wrestled with just how to turn that impulse into action.Well, that transition is exactly what today’s show is about… so don’t miss it.Our guest Dave Menz shares his journey from poverty, to a corporate career, to taking the plunge into business…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus lockdowns mean bad business for drug dealers, too
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A new report uncovers the supply and demand issues that plagued the dark web’s underground drug market amid the coronavirus pandemic. Image: Getty Images / iStockphoto By Matt Binder2020-05-27 23:35:06 UTC The fate of your favorite bar or takeout place may have crossed your mind during lockdown, but have you taken a moment to consider…

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