How Safe Is Outdoor Dining at Your Favorite Restaurant? Although COVID-19 transmission is less likely to occur in outdoor settings, the risk isn't zero. According to the CDC, outdoor seating is considered a "more-risk activity," even if a restaurant has limited seating capacity and enough space between tables. The risk grows when both indoor and outdoor seating is available on-site. Protests after Detroit teen detained over missed homework Image copyright Reuters A Michigan judge's decision to send a 15-year-old girl to juvenile detention for violating her probation by not completing her online schoolwork during the coronavirus lockdown has prompted protests and calls for her release. The African-American teenager has reportedly been detained since mid-May. Hundreds of students gathered outside her school and the court to show their support for the girl known as "Grace". The state's supreme court said on Thursday it would review her case. ProPublica highlighted Grace's case in a report earlier this week.
Coronavirus: Carmakers answer pleas to make medical supplies Media playback is unsupported on your device Car firms are answering calls from governments to help make more ventilators and face masks to help out during the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday Fiat began converting one of its car plants in China to start making about one million masks a month. Gold retreats as dollar gains, U.S. stimulus hopes wane (Reuters) - Gold slipped on Thursday from a more than one-week high hit in the last session, as the dollar recovered some lost ground after doubts emerged whether an agreement on a new U.S. fiscal coronavirus aid package could be reached before the election. Spot gold fell 0.6% to $1,913.45 per ounce by 0343 GMT, after hitting its highest level since Oct. 12 at $1,931.01 on Wednesday. U.S. gold futures were down 0.7% to $1,916.00 per ounce.
Parscale replacement ‘shocked’ Trump campaign staffers, despite speculation Brad Parscale’s abrupt demotion Wednesday night “shocked” some inside the Trump campaign, sources familiar with the move told Fox News, even as President Trump’s sliding poll numbers and the recent Tulsa rally debacle had raised questions about his future. The president announced on Facebook and later on Twitter Wednesday night that Parscale would be replaced as campaign manager by Bill Stepien, who had served as deputy campaign manager. Parscale, who ran Trump’s digital advertising in 2016 and was promoted to Trump’s right hand man for the 2020 cycle, is expected to shift back to his previous role. Two top campaign officials told Fox News that Parscale will serve as a senior advisor focusing entirely on the campaign’s digital operation and data collection.
Coronavirus: Pandemic is 'accelerating', WHO warns as cases pass 300,000 Image copyright AFP The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease pandemic is "accelerating", with more than 300,000 cases now confirmed. It took 67 days from the first reported of Covid-19 to reach 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000, and just four days for the third 100,000.
Cybersecurity company finds hacker selling info on 186 million U.S. voters WASHINGTON — A cybersecurity company says it has found a hacker selling personally identifying information of more than 200 million Americans, including the voter registration data of 186 million. The revelation underscored how vulnerable Americans are to email targeting by criminals and foreign adversaries, even as U.S. officials announced that Iran and Russia had obtained voter registration data and email addresses with an eye toward interfering in the 2020 election. Much of the data identified by Trustwave, a global cybersecurity company, is publicly available, and almost all of it is the kind that is regularly bought and sold by legitimate businesses. But the fact that so many names, email addresses, phone numbers and voter registration records were found for sale in bulk on the so-called dark web underscores how easily criminals and foreign adversaries can deploy it as the FBI said Iran has done recently, by sending emails designed to intimidate voters.
Accenture: ‘Every business will be a health business’ Image copyright Getty Images Consultancy firm Accenture says all firms will have to be focused on health even after the coronavirus outbreak ends. Theme parks taking guests’ temperatures to factories using thermal scanners could become permanent fixtures. “We used to say every business will be a digital business,” said Gianfranco Casati, Accenture’s chief executive for growth markets. “But today we say every business will be a health business."
Coronavirus: Wuhan to ease lockdown as world battles pandemic Image copyright Getty Images The lockdown in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the global coronavirus outbreak began, will be partially lifted on 8 April, officials say. Travel restrictions in the rest of Hubei province, where Wuhan is located, will be lifted from midnight on Tuesday - for residents who are healthy. A single new case of the virus was reported in Wuhan on Tuesday following almost a week of no new cases. After leaving Venezuela, one will vote for Trump, the other Biden Ever since former president Hugo Chavez took power in 1998, Venezuelans have been divided between those who supported him, dubbed chavistas, and those who opposed him, the anti-chavistas. Families were torn apart by political violence. Fathers would stop speaking to their children because they voted for Chavez, or against him. Now as the US election approaches, similar bitter divisions exist between Americans who are in favor of President Donald Trump and against him, say some Venezuelan-Americans. "It's surreal," Mery Montenegro, 37, who left Caracas in 2015 and now works in advertising in Washington, DC, told CNN.
Coronavirus: Scammers use 'hook' of pandemic to target victims Image copyright PA Media People and businesses should be wary of scammers trying to turn the coronavirus pandemic to their advantage, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned. Scammers have been targeting vulnerable people including those self-isolating at home, the NCA said. Graeme Biggar, director general of the agency's National Economic Crime Centre, said the virus was increasingly being used as "a hook to commit fraud". It comes as two people were arrested on suspicion of selling illegal tests.
Coronavirus: What you need to know Get the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. As coronavirus continues to spread across the country and the globe, there is important information you should know about the disease, what you can do to mitigate its impact, and how you can keep yourself and others safe. Coronavirus: Symptoms and transmission What are the symptoms? Many symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza overlap, here's how to spot the differences. From Accra to London, how photographer James Barnor captured decades of style Written by Emma Firth, CNN When he was 17 James Barnor took his first picture, using a small camera a craft teacher gifted him. His subject was a "clever and lovely" girl who he knew from school. "Growing up in Ghana, I was surrounded by people who wanted to have their picture taken," Barnor said during a phone interview. "I don't regret not taking pictures of landscapes. I started out as an apprentice portraiture photographer; people came to be photographed or (I would) go to weddings and school groups."
China says coronavirus cases falling, it is past peak of disease: report Chinese authorities are allowing citizens to reopen their business and are easing containment measures as the country's health commission says the nation has made it past the worst of the coronavirus threat within its borders, according to reports. According to Reuters, new coronavirus cases in Hubei province, which contains Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease that Wednesday was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, totaled just eight on Thursday -- the lowest number recorded so far. "Broadly speaking, the peak of the epidemic has passed for China," National Health Commission Spokesman Mi Feng said, according to Reuters.