FT research shows London and New York have suffered the most from the pandemic, but more substantial change lies ahead
Darkened storefronts adorned with “Closed” and “For Lease” signs have become common sights in both urban and rural areas.
Maryland is no exception. From my hometown in Takoma Park to the bucolic charm of Chestertown, many businesses have shuttered or are hanging on for dear life.
It was described as ‚unenforceable‘ by the Police Federation earlier this week and there is still no sign of any high-visibility patrols or roadblocks to deter travel from Merseyside – despite Liverpool being in Tier 3.
Those who ignore the restrictions will be breaking the law and could face fixed penalty notices starting at £50 – but there have so far been no reports of drivers being stopped.
Regulations in the second level of lockdown means people must not socialise with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting nor socialise in a group of more than six outside – including in a garden.
About 20,000 protesters are gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem Saturday evening for the tenth week in a row, calling for his resignation, as tensions with police run high following documented incidents of police violence at last week’s protest.
Parallel protests were held outside Netanyahu’s private residence in Caesarea and at over 300 bridges and major intersections nationwide.
Record numbers packed the seafront on Friday, despite Government warnings, and with little signs of social distancing, on what was the UK’s hottest August day since 2003.
There were similar scenes again today as staycationers in Bournemouth were seen emerging from tents they’d set up overnight to try and secure the best spots, while Sussex Police turned away cars from a full Camber Sands beach as early as 10am.
In North Wales, described as being a scene of ‚bedlam‘ yesterday, a councillor’s plea for visitors to avoid towns appeared to be ignored as the local police force reported a ‚considerable build up‘ of traffic in Abersoch as drivers made their way to the beach.
– Partygoers took advantage of hot weather this weekend to head out drinking in Manchester and Blackpool
– Groups of friends could be seen hugging and crowded outside nightclubs, pubs, bars and restaurants
Fort Worth bar owner Chris Polone has organized what’s labeled as “Freedom Fest,” in which hundreds of bar owners say they’ll open their doors and set ’em up Saturday. About 800 bar owners have promised participation, Polone told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which could place their state liquor licenses in jeopardy.
Polone, however, is now organizing Freedom Fest in alliance with other bars and venues across the state that will open their doors illegally for concerts on Saturday, July 25.
When Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officers gave him the option of shutting the event down or losing his liquor license on July 4, Polone — who was broadcasting on Facebook Live — got on stage, ranted, and tore up the paperwork. Then he went outside, lit up a cigarette, and said his lawyers were ready to sue the state of Texas.
For too long we haven’t heard on the main news shows the dozens of medical experts who say we are walking on shaking ground that will topple us into a yawning abyss when the state closes down. They’ve made a mockery of Profs. Yoram Lass, Eyal Shachar, Idit Matot, Dr. Amir Sachar and many, many others, hid them deep down under the layers of horror, from which the coronavirus czar sprouted. There are no piles of dead bodies, so many people on ventilators that the hospitals cannot cope, enormous numbers of patients in critical condition forming a bottleneck in the hospitals. And it’s doubtful there ever will be.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday, before marching to the Knesset, supervised by a major police presence.
Liverpool fans turned out in their thousands at Anfield tonight as their side lifted the Premier League title for the first time – but they ignored police demands to go home and set off smoke bombs and fireworks outside the stadium.
Footage showed people thronged together, breaking social distancing rules as they gathered to dance, drink and blast music at the former RAF airfield.
Israel’s social workers – currently involved in indefinite strike action – have attempted to block Jerusalem’s Light Rail as they continue to protest work and conditions.
Scores, if not hundreds, gathered on and around the tracks in downtown Jerusalem, preventing trains in both directions from leaving their stations.
‚We’re young and no longer willing to shut up and be nice,‘ says one of the thousands of demonstrators who turned up near the Prime Minister’s Residence angry and bold
Thousands of Israelis protested outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday (July 14), demanding his resignation over what they say has been an inept government response to the coronavirus crisis as well as his corruption trial.
Around 2,000 protesters arrived at the rally under the moniker “Bastille Day,” named after the July 14th French National Day which commemorates the storming of a grand fortress — an event that launched the French Revolution in 1789.
Netanyahu has been drawing criticism not only for his alleged misconduct in the three corruption cases against him, but also for his attacks on the attorney general, the media, law enforcement and the judiciary in his arguments that the charges against him are baseless.
Protesters have also demanded further investigation into allegations of impropriety in the purchase of submarines from Germany.
– Thousands of drinkers have seized upon today’s wave of easing to enjoy their first pint post-lockdown
– But as the revelry grows livelier into the night, there are fears pub-goers will fail to stick to distancing rules
– London’s Borough Market was heaving this evening and drinkers were pictured bunched together on street
– Pub-goers are set to sink a staggering 15million pints at 23,000 establishments across the country
The public increasingly ignored the rules and demanded their summer on the sand, swimming, sunbathing and just hanging out. Unable to stop the crowds, county officials simply gave up.
Yesterday I heard from @PizzaPilgrims
staff about how they’re making their restaurant COVID-19 Secure so customers can enjoy their pizza safely.
From July 6, the controversial quarantine arrangements will be replaced by a traffic light system, with officials placing countries into green, amber and red categories based on the prevalence of coronavirus within each nation’s borders.
While the full list of countries involved is still being confirmed, the initial phase of travel opening up is expected to involve France, Greece and Spain. The list of approved countries is due to be announced next week.
As the evening wore on, the crowd swelled to about 500 people. After the Ginstitute stopped serving take away drinks, the local Sainsbury’s sold £5000 of beer and wine in less than 3 hours.
Fans gather outside Anfield to celebrate Liverpool winning the Premier League for the first time ever.
Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a league title is over after they were confirmed as Premier League champions.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said services were „completely overstretched“ as huge numbers of visitors defied advice to stay away – prompting authorities to declare the major incident.
Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood said Dorset had seen „half a million visitors“ to the area causing traffic jams and full beaches.
With so much national attention on the politics, it may seem a small thing to focus on food, which is only one part of the ecosystem at the CHOP/CHAZ. But the way people eat there offers a glimpse into the energy of the protest space, whether it’s through pop-up community kitchens, street vendors selling items right in the middle of everything, or local restaurants trying to figure out their place as a support pipeline.
Specifically, Mr. Cuomo said that bar patrons in Manhattan and the Hamptons on Long Island had been flouting the rules, and warned that if local officials did not crack down on such behavior the state could be forced to suspend re-opening plans.
“There is a very real possibility that we would roll back the reopening in those areas,” he said, adding that if people didn’t abide social distancing rules, including wearing masks, a second wave of infections was almost inevitable. “It will come. And once it comes, it’s too late.”
Martin Gugino is an American hero. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.
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But despite ten Tory backbenchers demanding the scalp of his closest adviser and the mastermind of the Brexit Vote Leave campaign, he backed the divisive Machiavellian figure over revelations he twice travelled 270 miles from London to Durham while the public were told to stay at home.
The hysteria over his trip to his parents‘ home is driven by nothing more than Remainer revenge.
Here’s a better angle. The man was refusing to stay inside at a special Covid-19 quarantine centre. There are currently 393 people obliged to stay in the facility at Sochi observatory. This also explains the cheering.
Instead of practicing recommended social distancing by city, nation, and state leaders, a large group of people gathered in the middle of Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to dance Sunday evening.