Concerns over the economy lie at the heart of the conundrum — while homeworking has boosted local, residential high streets, city centers remain virtually deserted compared to last year, Mike Cherry, the national chair of the Federation of Small Businesses, told CNN Business. High street food and coffee chains have been particularly badly hit by the pandemic, after footfall on busy streets dropped immediately and subsequently failed to return to pre-lockdown levels. … [Read more...] about The UK government sent millions of workers home during the pandemic. They may never return
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This morning, Cindy Adams reported that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin started her own political action committee called SarahPAC. (She also “reported” that Palin wants to be president, but the former actually qualifies as “news.”) According to Adams, SarahPAC was registered in Virginia and “patterned after Hillary [Clinton’s] HillPAC. The website for the PAC is already active and has this to say for itself: … [Read more...] about So Sarah Palin Started a Political Action Committee. What Does That Mean?
Shown to be at 1047 Gardena Place in San Diego, the residence is actually located on a tree-lined corner lot in Santa Monica’s Sunset Park neighborhood. A fellow filming locations cohort tracked the place down ages ago, and I went out to see it in person in 2009. In real life, the one-story California Craftsman-style cottage, built in 1922, has four bedrooms and two baths in 1,448 square feet. … [Read more...] about In ‘Almost Famous,’ William Calls a Santa Monica Cottage Home
"It's just incredible to see people who are not from there put their lives on the line. Words cannot describe how thankful we are for them. You see the signs about these heroes driving down the road, but until you've experienced something like this, you don't really understand it, and I understand it now," he says. "These people are truly putting their lives on the line for strangers. That's just an incredible feeling knowing that we have these men and women who I'll never meet who are putting their lives on the line to save a house." … [Read more...] about A California family recalled a harrowing escape before their home was swallowed by flames. ‘We’re nomads’
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’