Long-sought U.S. labor rule change raises worker safety questions in coronavirus crisis

Some contract workers in America’s fast food restaurants, hospitals and warehouses could find it harder to demand equipment and other measures to protect them from the coronavirus under a new labor agency rule, according to workers’ advocates and unions. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2YlFCzm

U.S. oilfield firm Intrepid acquires Gyrodata’s directional drilling business

U.S. oilfield firm Intrepid Directional Drilling Specialists acquired the directional drilling business of well survey firm Gyrodata, the companies said on Thursday, in a deal to expand operations as service companies vie for business amid a steep decline in activity. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2WeLmYO

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Donates Hand Sanitizers, Grants to Domestic Violence Shelters Across Canada in the Wake of COVID-19

DALLAS — In late March, Mary Kay Inc. announced the company would dedicate part of its global supply chain and manufacturing capabilities to producing much-needed hand sanitizer. Today, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation announced it will donate thousands of those hand sanitizers units, along with much-needed grants, to domestic violence shelters across Canada. Read […]

Big U.S. banks cry foul over temporary exclusion from small business lending program

WASHINGTON — Wall Street banks criticized the U.S. government on Wednesday after the Small Business Administration said it would temporarily close its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus to all but the country’s smallest lenders. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2VQwjWv

India exports 50 mln hydroxychloroquine tablets to US for COVID-19 fight -source

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD — India has shipped 50 million tablets of hydroxychloroquine to the United States, an Indian source with direct knowledge of the exports said, although U.S. regulators warned the anti-malarial drug may have harmful side effects in the treatment of COVID-19. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2Sknsdg

Greek-Italian joint venture seeks contractors for EastMed gas pipeline

ATHENS — A joint venture between Greece’s state-controlled utility DEPA and Italy’s Edison is seeking to hire two contractors to build part of a pipeline that will carry natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean’s rapidly developing gas fields to Europe, DEPA said on Thursday. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2YkzPK4

Federal Reserve to expand reach of Main Street lending program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday said it was expanding the scope and eligibility of its soon-to-launch “Main Street Lending Program” to reach a greater range of small- and medium-sized businesses seeking emergency financing to weather the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2WdBw9B

Africa: COVID-19 Response in Sub-Saharan Africa – a Hybrid Approach Is Needed

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J [Nigeria Health Watch] The 2014 Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa wreaked havoc on a number of already fragile states – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the peak, people were lying dead in the streets and in their homes. It felt like the end of the world. No […]

AlayaCare’s New Family Portal Delivers Peace of Mind to Home Care Clients and Their Families Amidst Pandemic

MONTREAL — AlayaCare today announced its revamped Family Portal: a secure, online tool for clients, providers and authorized family members to not only access their health care information from any device, anywhere, but be active participants in their own care plans, too. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2ySSTET

Three Finalists Announced for the 2020 Bloom Burton Award

TORONTO — Bloom Burton & Co. is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2020 Bloom Burton Award. Bestowed annually and nominated by the public at large, the Bloom Burton Award honours an individual who made the greatest contribution to Canada’s innovative healthcare industry in the previous year. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2WdT7OB

Nodal Exchange Successfully Migrates Additional Natural Gas Open Interest from Nasdaq Futures, Inc.

WASHINGTON — Nodal Exchange announced today that it successfully migrated a second tranche of natural gas futures and options contracts open interest from Nasdaq Futures, Inc. (NFX) to Nodal Clear, Nodal Exchange’s clearing house, pursuant to the agreement announced in November 2019 whereby Nodal purchased core assets of NFX’s futures and options exchange business. 578,377,500 […]

ERB To Offer Prometric’s ProProctor™ Online Proctoring Solution for ISEE in Grades 5-12

“We are excited to respond to the needs of families and schools during this difficult time by offering a secure and valid ISEE test at home, under conditions that meet social distancing requirements in the United States and Canada,” said ERB President Tom Rochon. “Offering ISEE at home via Prometric expands on the many options […]

Quebec’s seemingly aggressive plan to reopen the economy next week seen as a risk worth taking

When thousands of Bombardier employees return to work at private jet assembly plants over the next few weeks, they will be standing six feet apart, washing their hands frequently and getting their temperatures checked daily at facilities with increased cleaning, modified shifts and extra personal protective equipment. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2ygy6en

Juice Squeezers, Steamers, and More: 7 Kitchen Products We Won’t Stop Raving About

Exciting news! We’ve launched MR Think Tank, a digital braintrust we want *you* to be part of. We’re kicking it off with a survey that will help us get to know you better, so we can keep making stuff you love. In exchange, you’ll receive exclusive content and other fun things. Interested? Sign up by […]

How Groundbreaking Distiller Nicole Austin Is Reinventing Tennessee Whiskey

Let’s cut right to the chase. By all accounts, Nicole Austin is one of the biggest badasses in American distilling today. She’s broken new ground at every career turn — from her early days bucking industry trends at Kings County Distillery, to her adventures co-founding two craft distilling trade organizations, to winning accolades for her […]