So how can cities protect and fortify their economic base while providing growth opportunities for those who live and work in their communities? Not by attracting large global companies (although Amazon did try in New York), due to the high cost of real estate in particular; not through start-ups, most of which fail and generate few jobs and tax revenue; and not via federal, state and local government largesse that was shrinking even prior to the pandemic. It is small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) – especially those owned by Baby Boomers – that are the best hope for urban economies to muddle through these trying times until a broad recovery is underway. … [Read more...] about Baby Boomer-owned small businesses can help resuscitate urban economies
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Another thing Palin won’t be able to do with SarahPAC is employ her old Washington cronies. In 2002 HillPAC was already under scrutiny for how much money it spent on legal fees and salaries for old Clinton White House employees. Since the only cronies Palin takes along with her are pals from Wasilla, don’t expect her to spend much political capital maintaining those alliances. But she can solidify her base of support in her home state, the way Hillary did by creating HillPAC-NY to fight for Democratic causes. And, as a bonus, unlike Hillary, the Republican Palin won’t have to spend so much energy targeting one particular testy group of allies: the superdelegates. … [Read more...] about So Sarah Palin Started a Political Action Committee. What Does That Mean?
"Tennis players are creatures of habit: They are used to going to the same restaurants, practicing with the same people and using the same locker room," Evert said in a telephone interview, alluding to all the norms that have been altered by the U.S. Open's strict protocols. "So, it's going to take a special player to win this year's U.S. Open. It's going to be a player that is flexible. A player that is patient. A player that is focused. And a player that is going to conjure up their own energy out there when there are no fans and no atmosphere." … [Read more...] about Chris Evert works to jump-start tennis at Grand Slam, grass-roots level in pandemic’s wake
The new protocols are laid out in a joint agreement between many unions called “The Safe Way Forward.” It includes creating a dedicated “Health and Safety Supervisor” and department, dividing staff into “zones” that don’t physically interact, testing performers three times a week and even rapid testing if needed to protect actors who cannot be masked and socially distanced at all times. … [Read more...] about Filming Starts To Pick Up After Pandemic Puts It On Pause
Pelosi reportedly got a wash and blowout, the latter of which Kious noted is a no-go, according to coronavirus safety guidelines for hair salons. A directive from the city’s department of health states that salons and barbershops should “consider temporarily eliminating services that require lengthy blow-drying” — one of the primary services Pelosi reportedly enjoyed. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Salon Owner Closes Business After Pelosi’s Visit: ‘I’m Afraid to Go Back’