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Month: August 2020

Coronavirus: Coronavirus: The viral rumours that were completely wrong
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Image copyright Twitter Image caption A picture of a supposed British military convoy – notice that the vehicles are driving on the right-hand side of the road Remember those panicky viral messages you were forwarded on WhatsApp at the start of the pandemic? They may have come as a text, voice note or blurry picture…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: California reimposes sweeping restrictions amid virus spike
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Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption All indoor activities in restaurants are now banned across California California has reimposed restrictions on businesses and public spaces amid a spike of coronavirus infections in America’s most populous state.Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered an immediate halt to all indoor activities at restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, zoos and…

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Simon Property Group (SPG) Q2 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript
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Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) Q2 2020 Earnings Call August 10, 2020 5:00 PM ET Executives Thomas Ward – Simon Property Group, Inc. David E. Simon – Simon Property Group, Inc. Analysts Caitlin Burrows – Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC Alexander Goldfarb – Piper Sandler & Co. Richard Hill – Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: False and misleading claims about vaccines debunked
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Image copyright SOPA Images In the week that Oxford University announced promising results from its coronavirus vaccine trial, we’re looking at claims on social media about vaccines and misleading statements about their safety.The anti-vaccination movement has gained traction online in recent years, and campaigners opposed to vaccination have moved their focus to making claims relating…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: France’s health workers given pay rises worth €8bn
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Health workers have been demanding better pay and conditions at recent protests The French government has agreed to give pay rises worth €8bn (£7.2bn; $9bn) to health workers, as it hailed their role in fighting coronavirus.The deal was signed with trade unions on Monday after seven weeks of fraught…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus in India: ‘PM Modi, please make men share housework!’
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Image caption Subarna Ghosh’s work suffered during the lockdown, when more was expected at home Quibbles over who does the housework during the recent coronavirus lockdown have brought the gender politics of India’s homes into the open, writes the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi.Housework in India usually involves a lot of heavy lifting. Unlike in…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: The hidden heroes of India’s Covid-19 wards
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Image caption Hospital assistants – or ward boys, as they are known – play a crucial role in India One morning in June, Deep Chand spotted a distraught family member of a Covid-19 patient standing outside the coronavirus ward in a hospital in India’s capital, Delhi.The man was desperately trying to speak to a doctor…

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Coronavirus: Coronavirus: Victoria declares state of disaster after spike in cases
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Image copyright EPA Image caption Melbourne’s normally bustling city centre is now deserted The Australian state of Victoria has declared a state of disaster and imposed new lockdown measures after a surge in coronavirus infections.Under the new rules, which came into effect at 18:00 (08:00 GMT), residents of the state capital Melbourne are subject to…

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Hawaii Spa Association Highlights “Aloha” In the New Normal
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In 2004, Spa Directors from some of the most well-known facilities across the Hawaiian Islands met in Oahu to form a collaborative organization now known as the Hawaii Spa Association (www.hawaiispaassociation.com ). The Hawaii Spa Association (or Hi-Spa for short) is a non-profit entity created to elevate awareness of Hawaii’s significant role in the World…

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25+ Ways Professional Athletes Optimize Their Minds and Bodies for Peak Performance
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…And What Busy Entrepreneurs Can Learn From ThemBy Parveen Panwar, Mr. ActivatedWhen we watch sporting events, it may feel like the athletes are super-human. What can us mere mortals learn from these people blessed with such extra-ordinary talent?But the truth is that professional athletes prepare their minds and bodies to achieve optimal performance. Entrepreneurs and…

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The best wellness apps for iOS and Android
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As cities across the world ease lockdown, we’re all feeling like we could use a wellness boost. Work stress, money worries, and lack of sleep can all combine at the best of times to leave you feeling under the weather, taking its toll on your mental and physical health. But don’t worry — there are…

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