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OYO launches the 'Scrubbed Clean' program in line with the CDC and AHLA Safe Stay guidelines to combat COVID-19 in North America

OYO Hotels, one of the world's leading hotel chains, has developed the 'Scrubbed Clean' program with a set of recommendations to ensure that all its hotels in the US comply with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to ensure health and safety for everyone involved. A clean, safe, and hygienic environment for hotel guests and employees is now more important than ever.
Tags: Travel, Cdc, US, North America, Oyo, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

Hoornstra: A call for teams to act as civic institutions, not big businesses, for five months

If professional sports teams sell hope, baseball stands alone as the most hopeless sport in North America. Negotiations to begin a 2020 season are going sideways at best. The Major League Baseball Players’ Association formally proposed a 114-game regular season Sunday. MLB team owners want a shorter season, reportedly close to 50 games, before the playoffs begin. Wednesday, multiple outlets reported that owners are not interested in countering the 114-game proposal. Commissioner Rob Manfred can ...
Tags: Israel, Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Paul Dolan, National Basketball Association, North America, Nascar, Los Angeles Dodgers, National Hockey League, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Orlando

Authentic, Honor AP set for enticing rematch at Santa Anita Derby

The stage was set for Authentic-Honor A.P. II on Wednesday when seven horses were entered for Saturday’s $400,000 Grade I Santa Anita Derby. The unbeaten Authentic, trained by Bob Baffert, drew the No. 7 post and the John Shirreffs-trained Honor A.P. will start alongside him from the No. 6 hole in the 1 1/8-mile race that is worth 170 Kentucky Derby qualifying points – 100 to the winner, 40 for second, 20 for third and 10 for fourth. Entries were taken for six other stakes races Wednesday, inclu...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Derby, Horse racing, North America, Smith, Mccarthy, Kentucky Derby, Mike Smith, Higher Power, Mike, Bob Baffert, Michael McCarthy, Los Alamitos

Updated Volkswagen Arteon Teased, Wagon Confirmed

Volkswagen has announced that the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon will make its world debut later this month with some exclusively European company. On June 25th, VW’s four-door fastback will be joined by a “shooting-brake” variant that looks far more interesting. The manufacturer has already explained that the wagon is not intended for North America, so those […] The post Updated Volkswagen Arteon Teased, Wagon Confirmed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Teaser, Wagons, Sedans, News Blog, Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon, Fastbacks, 2021 Volkswagen Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon Teased Wagon Confirmed

POWER PLAYERS: Meet the 8 PayPal execs shaping the payment giant's future as its stock rockets to record highs and e-commerce surges

Digital payments have taken off amid the coronavirus pandemic, with consumers and merchants alike looking for more ways to digitize the way they pay, both online and in-person. PayPal has seen record transaction volumes and sign-ups this year. "The steps we've taken over the last several years have positioned us to extend our market leadership in the digital payments industry," PayPal's president and CEO Dan Schulman said during its first-quarter earnings call. Here are the 8 execs driving Pay...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Ebay, China, Singapore, Digital, US, Trends, Paypal, American Express, North America, Amex, North Carolina, ESG

A surreal finale for an aviation icon

In normal times, special flights like Delta Air Lines' retirement of the last McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series aircraft flying scheduled passenger service in North America are cause for celebration. With national crises raging, these are anything but normal times. Yet against this tragic backdrop, the final flight on Tuesday was historic, joyous and completely surreal.
Tags: News, Stories, North America, Delta Air Lines, McDonnell Douglas

Remembering Navroze Mody: A Zarathushti Victim of Hate Crime in the United States

Over the last few days the United States grapples with the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by a policeman. The racial profiling, violence and brutality are rightly condemned by one and all. FEZANA put out a statement today that echoes the sentiments of Zarathushtis of North America. Indian American Navroze Mody (center) was fatally beaten outside the Gold Coast Bar in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1987, by members of a gang who called themselves the Dotbusters. New Jersey has a long his...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, Life, United States, New York Times, New Jersey, Manhattan, North America, Gold Coast, City Hall, Floyd, Jersey City, Gurbir Grewal, Hoboken New Jersey, JERSEY CITY New Jersey

Global PC shipments set to drop 7% in 2020

New numbers from Canalys project a 7% drop in global PC sales, owing to financial strains. The category is one of countless impacted by the COVID-19-related shutdowns, but the group notes that the virus’s direct impact is mostly behind the industry, due to the rebounding of China’s supply chain. A resulting global recession, on the other hand, is expected to continue to have a notable impact on the industry, moving forward. Simply put, people just don’t have the money to spend on upgraded de...
Tags: Hardware, China, Tech, Pc, Asia Pacific, North America, Canalys, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

Pitch deck teardown: The making of Atlassian’s 2015 roadshow presentation

In 2015, Atlassian was preparing to go public, but it was not your typical company in so many ways. For starters, it was founded in Australia, it had two co-founder co-CEOs, and it offered collaboration tools centered on software development. That meant that the company leaders really needed to work hard to help investors understand the true value proposition that it had to offer, and it made the roadshow deck production process even more critical than perhaps it normally would have been. A majo...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Australia, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Broadway, West Coast, North America, Hewlett Packard, Atlassian, Accel

Arrogate, North America's richest racehorse, dies at 7

Arrogate, winner of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic and the champion 3-year-old male that year on his way to becoming North America’s all-time leading money earner, has died. Juddmonte Farms said Arrogate was euthanized Tuesday after becoming ill. Juddmonte said Arrogate had been having a successful breeding season until last week when it was suspended because of what was initially suspected to be a sore neck.
Tags: News, Sports, North America, Juddmonte Farms, Juddmonte

Bullit Reveals Black and Gold Hero 125

A Beautiful Paintjob Bullit Motorcycles is based overseas, but I sure wish the company would start sending bikes to North America. I would buy one. To be specific, I would buy the new black and gold version of the Hero 125 the company just revealed. Motorcycle News recently posted an article about the new version of the bike. The Hero 125 is a retro scrambler. It’s a bike that has been out before, but now the company has released a new color scheme with black as the primary color and gold as th...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Motorcycle News, Bullit, Henry Maplethorpe, Bullit UK

Former Pollen employees were asked to sign an ‘NDA masked as a severance agreement’

Pollen, the U.K.-headquartered travel and events marketplace, describes its company culture as built on principles of “freedom” and openness, including a well-publicised pay transparency policy. However, that doesn’t appear to always be the case with regards to the treatment of recently departing employees. When the word-of-mouth marketing company laid off 69 staff from its various U.S. and Canada entities last month, axed staff were asked to sign a severance agreement that included a clause pro...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Mexico, Nbc News, Tech, Canada, North America, University of Texas, World Health Organisation WHO, NDA, Callum Negus Fancey, Negus Fancey, JusCollege, U K TechCrunch, Northzone Sienna Capital Draper Esprit Backed

Appway raises $37M, its first-ever funding, for financial customer management tools

With the renewed push for more of the services we use everyday to be accessible online and in a non-physical way, a company out of Switzerland that builds tools for financial services companies to interact better with their customers via the web is today announcing a round of funding to expand its operations. Appway, which provides software to help banks and others that transact with customers to build banking, mortgage, regulatory compliance and other service management tools, has raised $37 mi...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, Finance, US, Switzerland, Deutsche Bank, North America, Zurich, Wolf, Summit Partners, Matthias Allgaier, Recent Funding, Hans Peter Wolf Appway

The death of globalisation has been announced many times. But this is a perfect storm | Adam Tooze

Add changes in technology, macroeconomics and geopolitics to the virus, and it becomes clear why we face a turbulent yearSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus – latest updatesOver the last half-century the world has been transformed by huge flows of trade and investment. The source of our food and the manufacture of everything from trainers to mobile phones has been revolutionised. Bank inquiries in Newcastle are handled in Bangalore. Secure industrial jobs have evaporated in Europe and No...
Tags: Europe, China, World news, US news, Globalisation, Newcastle, World Trade Organization, Bank, North America, Donald Trump, Trade Policy, Adam Tooze, Coronavirus outbreak, Bangalore Secure, Seattle WTO

Climate change could dramatically reduce future US snowstorms

A new study led by Northern Illinois University scientists suggests American winters late this century could experience significant decreases in the frequency, intensity and size of snowstorms. Under an unabated greenhouse gas emissions scenario, the study projects 28% fewer snowstorms on average per year over central and eastern portions of North America by the century's last decade.
Tags: Science, US, North America, Northern Illinois University

On the hunt for megafauna in North America

Research from Curtin University has found that pre-historic climate change does not explain the extinction of megafauna in North America at the end of the last Ice Age.
Tags: Science, North America, Curtin University

The GNI Fellowship supports diversity in journalism

When I was in college, I was lucky enough to land one of the few paid internships available. I interned at CNN for their morning shows, heading into the Manhattan office at midnight— sometimes after working eight hours at my job at a bank. My shift usually ended at 8 a.m., after which I would head to my 10 a.m. class. It was certainly difficult—and exhausting—juggling a full-time course load, an internship, and working 30 hours a week. The internship gave me valuable experience and the connectio...
Tags: Cnn, Manhattan, North America, Ashley Edwards, Diversity and Inclusion, Google News Initiative, Association of Alternative Newsmedia, Eugene Weekly Houston Press Isthmus, NNPA Newsroom Fellows

The Colorado “Gag Order” On Forced Northern Gray Wolf Introduction

The Colorado “Gag Order” On Forced Northern Gray Wolf Introduction, iStock-RamonCarretero Colorado, U.S.A. –-(  Do you want to wipe out your amazing & legendary herds of elk and deer, while creating further hardships for your ranching community while costing you more in taxes? You can soon vote on that very question. Colorado Northern Gray Wolf Introduction Trouble for the ungulate herds in the beautiful state of Colorado inches closer and closer with November voting on the ho...
Tags: New York, Guns, Colorado, North America, Jason, Jane Fonda, Yellowstone, Tim Ferris, State, Colorado State University, Baird, Colorado Parks, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Hunting News, Jason Reid, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Athletes make voices heard after weekend of protests and violence

The injustice and social unrest across North America continues to inspire athletes to speak out against racism and police brutality.
Tags: News, Sports, North America

Companies need to add contactless-entry tech to safely reopen offices. Here are 7 firms ranging from startups to huge conglomerates that are set for a surge in business.

In the wake of the coronavirus, landlords and companies are planning to make big changes to the office to make them safer. A recent CBRE survey of 203 companies found that roughly half of them are considering installing touchless technology as part of their plans to return to the office.  Access control, or technology that opens office doors, is a major area where contactless technology is being adapted. Companies have developed technology that replaces a traditional key fob, which requires to...
Tags: New York, America, San Francisco, Trends, Austin, North America, Baltimore, Zurich, Cbre, Google Wallet, Howard Hughes, Hughes, Scale Venture Partners, ASSA ABLOY, Kaba, Mesa Ventures

Native American tribes' pandemic response is hamstrung by many inequities

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is novel, but pandemic threats to indigenous peoples are anything but new. Diseases like measles, smallpox and the Spanish flu have decimated Native American communities ever since the arrival of the first European colonizers. Now COVID-19 is having similarly devastating impacts in Indian country. Some reservations are reporting infection rates many times higher than those observed in the general U.S. population.We are social scientists who study many aspects of environmenta...
Tags: New York, News, Montana, Mexico, US, Canada, South Dakota, New Jersey, Arizona, Nebraska, Navajo Nation, New Mexico, North America, Trump, Arizona Utah, Malin

Natural Wonders of North America to Visit with Your Family

Natural Wonders of North America to Visit with Your Family Natural Wonders of North America – If you live a sustainable life and try to encourage your children to keep the environment top of mind, too, you know how important it is to appreciate Mother Nature. One of the best ways to do this, and remind yourselves why you make daily eco-friendly decisions, is to spend time in natural surroundings. Natural Wonders of North America to Visit North America is full of beautiful, awe-inspiring places, ...
Tags: Travel, North America, Travel Blog, Green Travel Green Travel, Visit North America

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 31 May, 2020

A sleek and sophisticated Thruxton from Massachusetts, a tiny BMW balance bike from the Netherlands, a rare Royal Enfield Interceptor up for auction, and a bizarre folding WW2 ‘parascooter’ from Excelsior—Britain’s first motorcycle company. BMW K75 balance bike by Roel van Heur A while ago, Roel helped a friend to build a custom K75. Then Roel heard that his mate was expecting a baby—so he decided to build the kid a balance bike, inspired by his dad’s custom. The Dutch designer started by ...
Tags: Massachusetts, US, Britain, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Bmw, North America, Aston Martin, Excelsior, Kevlar, Nova, Norton, Brembo, Beemer, SolidWorks, Kenda

‘Rocky’ Making-Of Documentary Narrated by Sylvester Stallone to Be Released on Digital This June

40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic is squaring up for a digital release. The making-of documentary, which features narration from Sylvester Stallone himself, is set to be released on digital on-demand this June. Deadline reports that the behind-the-scenes Rocky documentary, 40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic has set its digital on-demand release for June 9, 2020. Virgil Films & Entertainment is releasing the film in North America and internationally on iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, ...
Tags: Google, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Sports, Philadelphia, Sylvester-Stallone, Johnson, North America, Gene Hackman, Stallone, Rocky, Rocky Balboa, Carl Weathers, Apple TV Amazon, Talia Shire

These $50,000 tiny homes unfold out of shipping containers and can be combined into custom houses — see inside

Boxabl builds tiny homes that unfold out of shipping containers. The company is working toward building a housing module factory on par with car factories. They plan to mass produce modules that can be stacked to create custom buildings.  Boxabl introduced its first product, the Casita, early this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Las Vegas-based Boxabl wants to mass-produce low-cost housing. The company released its first product, a 375-square-foot prefab studio apart...
Tags: Utah, Trends, Las Vegas, North America, Cornell, Business Insider, Casita, Arizona California Nevada, Boxabl, Paolo Tiramani Galiano Tiramani, Kyle Denman, Boxabl Casita

Remote work could accelerate the tech industry's migration to Canada, where affordable costs of living and more open immigration policies are helping create tech hubs to rival Silicon Valley

Facebook and Twitter's new remote-work policies have prompted SF Bay Area workers to begin considering leaving their homes.  Some may choose to cross the border to Canada, home to some fast-growing tech-hubs thanks to easy immigration policies, and affordable costs of living.  A survey by Envoy Global, a firm that helps companies sponsor and manage work visas, showed that 66% of the employers it surveyed had either established an office in Canada or were in the process of doing so.  And Toront...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Canada, United States, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Vancouver, North America, Seattle, University of Toronto, Cbre, Sidewalk Labs

2021 BMW 5 Series: Free Ultimate Reference Guide to This Swoon-Worthy Machine

This guide provides a complete overview of the 2021 BMW 5 Series. We go through the updates and changes, take a peek under the hood, and provide a comprehensive list of the standard and available features and packages. The 2021 BMW 5 Series has kicked down the double doors and is now standing on the tables before us. (Sorry I was listening to John Mayer earlier). Anyway, the new 5 Series is easily the belle of the ball with updated styling, enhanced aerodynamics, and a new 48-volt mil...
Tags: Autos, Detroit Lions, Bmw, Mario Kart, North America, Keith Urban, John Mayer, Dakota, Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Car News, Xdrive, Carl Anthony, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Jet Black, BMW of North America LLC, Sport Suspension

Shipping group donates 200,000 masks to LA city, port of LA

The city of Los Angeles received 200,000 masks this week — thanks to a major cargo shipping company that traveled through the Port of LA. CMA CGM Group, a shipping and logistics leader in the U.S., provided the masks to help support the city’s supply of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, as well the men and women at the Port of Los Angeles who keep the supply chains running. Related Articles LA County reports 50 more coronavirus deaths; ‘alarming’ ...
Tags: Asia, Business, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Healthcare, North America, Eric Garcetti, Phoenix, Honeywell, LA County, Garcetti

Types of American cheese to try

American cheese is more often the butt of the joke than the centerpiece of a cheeseboard. It conjures thoughts of yellow squares in flimsy plastic — great for burgers and melting on sandwiches like grilled cheeses and tuna melts, terrible for nearly anything else. Instead, people in the United States often defer to European cheesemakers in France, Italy, Switzerland, and Ireland for the fancy stuff. While those imported cheeses have an admirable reputation, homegrown American cheese deserves ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, New York, Colorado, California, Cheese, Oregon, New York City, US, America, Reading, United States, Ireland, Italy, Wisconsin

May linkfest

This month’s book recommendation is The End of October, by Lawrence Wright, the New Yorker staff writer best known for his deeply researched nonfiction (The Looming Tower, about Al-Qaeda and 9/11; Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief). This new book, however, is a novel, although you’ll be forgiven for mistaking it for journalism. It’s set in a time very much like the present (the US president is “self-conscious about his girth” and keeps a tanning bed in the White House Cosm...
Tags: Twitter, Books, Medicine, Writing, Indonesia, White House, US, Atlantic, Linguistics, Al Qaeda, Mecca, North America, Contests, Lawrence Wright, Baby Names, Trademark