Washington County Recommends All 2.2m Residents To Work From Home, Tells Over 60's To Stay Indoors A Washington state county, where 31 coronavirus cases and 9 deaths have been reported, has recommended to its 2.2 million residents that they should work from home to help slow the spread of the infectious disease, and further urged everyone over 60 to stay indoors. Public Health officials in King County on Wednesday recommended that businesses allow their employees to telecommute throughout March in an effort to reduce the amount of face-to-face contact between large numbers of people during this “critical period” in the COVID-19 outbreak. “We are encouraging employers to maximize telecommuting and to make it possible for employees who can work from home to do so," King County Executive Dow Constantine said Wednesday.
Coronavirus: Air France-KLM secures billions in government aid Image copyright Reuters Air France-KLM has secured at least €9bn (£7.9bn; $9.7bn) in government aid, as the Franco-Dutch airline group struggles to stay afloat because of the coronavirus outbreak. The French authorities said Air France would get €3bn in loans and another €4bn in state-guaranteed funds. Meanwhile, the Dutch government said it was preparing between €2bn and €4bn in aid to KLM. Major world airlines all but halted passenger traffic around the world.
Anna Kournikova provided blueprint for success not guide for glamorous failure “You lost here today, sum up your day at Wimbledon,” asked a stuttering voice from behind the BBC camera. A few hours earlier, Anna Kournikova had fallen in the first round of Wimbledon in 2002. She was ranked 55, her career plunging into a spiral as the media lapped up her losses. What followed was a painful, infamous interview. As Kournikova rolled her eyes and laughed away the leading questions, the reporter became so flustered in her presence that he asked her to do his job: “What would you think was a good starting question?”
Young guns Willock and Nketiah lead Arsenal to win over Southampton In the stand, Mesut Özil gazed on under a parasol. Somewhere in London, Matteo Guendouzi pondered the error of his ways. One win will not answer the questions, many of them regarding fundamental aspects of the club’s operation, that hang over Arsenal but this was a well-earned day in the sun against a below-par Southampton and means they remain on the tail of the European spots. ‘Halloween Kills’: Michael Myers Is Still Alive, Laurie Strode Warns About The Killings In Bloody Teaser - Entertainment David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018) changed a lot of things not just for the slasher film franchise but also for the business of spooky sequels, a retcon in this case. If you need a little reminder, the Green directorial was a direct retroactive continuity progression of John Carpenter’s original Halloween (1978) that introduced Michael Myers as The Shape, a masked serial killer and dispelled many other sequels since the release of the OG. It went on to rake in a lot of money thanks to Jamie Lee Curtis’ return as Laurie Strode after 40 years of her narrow escape, which gave the film a familial feel. Which is exactly why Blumhouse renewed the sequence and okayed two more sequels of the plot namely, Halloween Kills and Halloween ends which were to be released in 2020 and 2021 respectively!
Coronavirus Crisis Holiday Bargains The coronavirus crisis has brought about bleak times for travellers, with flights to many popular destinations restricted or cancelled. But the good news is that with airlines struggling to fill cabins, flight prices are plummeting. And package holiday prices are falling, too. Coronavirus: Italy's PM outlines lockdown easing measures Image copyright EPA Italy has outlined plans to ease the strict restrictions imposed seven weeks ago to curb the spread of the coronavirus as it recorded its lowest daily death toll since mid-March. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said curbs would be relaxed from 4 May, with people being allowed to visit their relatives in small numbers, in masks. Parks will reopen, but schools will not restart classes until September.
'Football does seem a bit irrelevant': how Covid-19 left Portsmouth reeling In the words of Joe Gallen, the Portsmouth assistant manager, the results came back in “dribs and drabs”. The League One promotion chasers had ordered 48 of their players and staff to test for Covid‑19 last Tuesday, in the wake of the club’s FA Cup meeting with Arsenal on 2 March. The Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, was diagnosed with the virus on 12 March, and that was really the moment when everything unravelled in English football, leading to the suspension of action. And so, to quote Gallen again, there was “a bit of a wait for everyone”. He was in the first batch to find out last Thursday, along with nine others. Everybody was clear. Kevin Kwan: 'With Crazy Rich Asians my life exploded and I’m still trying to put it back together' It’s difficult to square Kevin Kwan, modern master of high romp, with the dark and brooding personality he claims as his default setting. “I’m actually a very melancholy, serious person,” he says seriously. Sitting at his kitchen table on a video call, bright Los Angeles light blinking through the blinds, Kwan is keen to draw a firm line between the parodic glamour of his blockbuster novels and the “very tense, mordant introvert” he sees himself as in real life.
America’s election - Why it has to be Biden THE COUNTRY that elected Donald Trump in 2016 was unhappy and divided. The country he is asking to re-elect him is more unhappy and more divided. After almost four years of his leadership, politics is even angrier than it was and partisanship even less constrained. Daily life is consumed by a pandemic that has registered almost 230,000 deaths amid bickering, buck-passing and lies. Much of that is Mr Trump’s doing, and his victory on November 3rd would endorse it all.