But as she tried to distill her traumas to a 750-word email, she began to cry at her keyboard. Years of therapy hadn’t erased the pain of her Cuban mother kicking her out of the house at 17 for dating a Dominican boy. For three days, Ventura wrote and rewrote, searching for the right words to explain why she long felt like a failure despite her personal and professional successes. … [Read more...] about How a staff email is bringing Warriors’ employees together amid social unrest
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Another problem is a fragmentation of responsibilities: Union members on Broadway are employed by producers, not theater owners, and it is the latter who would have to pay for structural upgrades such as ventilation. According to Schumacher, of Disney Theatrical Group, before his company moved its now shuttered musical "Frozen" to Broadway, he split the $1.5 million expense of upgrading the entire heating, ventilation and air conditioning system of the St. James Theatre with its owner, Jujamcyn Theaters. Other theaters will need to improve their air-scrubbing capabilities, too, to meet contemporary mandates. The costs could run to $500,000 per venue. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
The bigger problems for "Mulan" could be ones that studios are more accustomed to: piracy, for example, because the movie is already available online. The reviews have also been less than unanimous -- 76% of critics and 54% of the audience gave it a thumbs up, according to Rotten Tomatoes. … [Read more...] about ‘Mulan,’ once a sure thing, becomes a problem for Disney
In response to a request for comment from The Daily Beast, an HHS spokesperson said that the department “acted swiftly to deliver urgently needed funding to our frontline healthcare providers,” noting that nursing homes were eligible for some $62 billion in relief alongside hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers. HHS, said the spokesperson, has been “transparent and upfront” about getting funds more immediately to facilities that depend less on revenue from Medicare and Medicaid payments, like many nursing homes do. With respect to its communication with lawmakers, the spokesperson said HHS continues to “maintain an open line of communication with Members of Congress, including holding briefings for members of both the House and Senate and working with members on a daily basis, while helping coordinate the response to the public health emergency.” … [Read more...] about Rage Builds as Feds Slow-Walk COVID Nursing Home Cash
McConnell's bill would provide $105 billion to help schools reopen, enact a shield against lawsuits for businesses and others that are powering ahead to reopen, create a scaled-back $300-per-week supplemental jobless benefit, and write off $10 billion in earlier debt at the U.S. Postal Service. There's $31 billion for a coronavirus vaccine, $16 billion for virus testing and $15 billion to help child care providers reopen. There is additionally $20 billion for farmers. … [Read more...] about GOP proposes ‘targeted’ virus aid, but Dems say not enough