China is trying to relax its severe coronavirus lockdown, but a series of forced re-closures shows how hard it is to get back to normal

China has been trying to gradually roll back its severe coronavirus lockdown in recent weeks. Shops, bars, cinemas, and tourists sites were reopened after no new cases were reported in many provinces. But authorities have repeatedly reversed their decisions and re-closed businesses, tourist attractions, and entire regions. China is further into its coronavirus response than any other nation — and seems to be demonstrating that getting out of lockdown is a difficult and uneven process. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. In the last two weeks, authorities in China have tentatively rolled back parts of a lockdown that curtailed the movements and activities of close to a billion people… Read More

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Quibi CEO Meg Whitman: Advice To My 26-Year-Old Self

Meg Whitman is the CEO of Quibi, a mobile-only media technology platform bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Quibi is the first entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing, allowing today’s leading studios and creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way. Prior to Quibi, she served as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and President and CEO for the Hewlett-Packard Company. Whitman was President and CEO of eBay Inc. where she oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue. She has also held executive-level… Read More

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Sneeze guards, social distancing markers, and shopper limits: Here’s what US grocery chains are doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Several of the US’ top grocers have recently rolled out new measures in stores to protect workers and customers as the coronavirus continues to spread. These measures include sneeze screens and floor markings to map out the distance customers should be keeping from each other. Some retailers are also restricting the number of people allowed in the store at any one time. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Grocery and supermarket chains across the US are ramping up safety measures in stores as coronavirus continues to spread across the US infecting and killing more people. Walmart, Kroger, and Target are among the industry players to have announced changes in… Read More

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Real Madrid ‘aim high’ for Harry Kane and Jesse Lingard is set to ‘snub’ Arsenal

Description Tottenham striker Harry Kane is captain of the England team Credits Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Tottenham striker Harry Kane is captain of the England team Four Premier League clubs join race to sign Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos One-Minute Read Monday, April 6, 2020 – 11:39am Real set sights on Kane Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has regularly been linked with a move to Real Madrid and according to reports the Spaniards remain very interested in the England captain. See related ‘I’m ambitious – I want to win trophies’: Harry Kane casts doubt on Spurs future Spanish newspaper Sport says Real want to sign a new striker and are… Read More

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3 countries have started to slow the coronavirus with total lockdowns. Here’s how long they took to work.

Italy, Spain and France have the three worst coronavirus outbreaks in Europe. All are in lockdown — and there are clear signs that it is working. It has taken between three and four weeks since the countries ordered lockdowns for daily new infections and deaths to begin to decline. On Sunday, each country had recorded at least a two-day consecutive decline in deaths from the virus, and new recorded cases also appear to be dropping, according to figures on Worldometer. The numbers from China, however, suggest it may take more like a month for the impact on coronavirus deaths to really be felt. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.… Read More

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Sister Wives Recap: Will Therapy Save Kody and Meri Brown?

Sister Wives took a break this week from focusing on Kody Brown’s issues with all his spouses… … to focus on Kody Brown’s issues with one spouse in particular. We’re talking, of course, about Meri, who has been with Kody the longest — and who has seemed the absolute most unhappiest of all the Sister Wives ever since this family moved to Arizona. Meri has made no secret of this discontent, either. Just before Sunday night’s installment aired, for example, Meri hinted that she was ready to walk away from her husband. (And, really, can anyone out there blame her for feeling this way?) At least aware of the obstacles… Read More

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Tesla previews its ventilator powered by Model 3 tech

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla has shared an update on the ventilator it’s developing to address the shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new video posted on the company’s YouTube channel, Tesla’s engineers show off two versions of the ventilator, a prototype model with its components laid out across a desk, as well as a packaged model that shows how it might look when used by a hospital. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised to build the ventilators last month after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked for the company’s help. Tesla has been criticized for attempting to invent a new ventilator rather than… Read More

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Instant Opinion: Keir Starmer’s first 100 days

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 6 April Analysis The Week Staff Monday, April 6, 2020 – 11:11am The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each. 1. John Rentoul in The Independent on the new Labour leader Keir Starmer’s first 100 days: How can he make a mark in a crisis? “The huge scale of the post-corona recession will make it possible to forget most of the policies he has inherited from Corbyn without ever needing to reject them explicitly. New priorities will overwrite old ones. So it may be that the Blairites… Read More

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