StatsCan suspends government’s preview of key jobs report after April numbers leak

Statistics Canada says it will stop providing a preview of its monthly jobs report to certain government officials “until further notice,” a decision which comes after details about April’s employment numbers were published ahead of their normally scheduled release time. Read More More:

Tourism and transport: Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe’s tourism in 2020 and beyond

European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 May 2020 The Commission presents a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen while respecting necessary health precautions. The package also aims to help the EU tourism sector recover from the pandemic. from EUROPA – EU Newsroom […]

Lecture by Sybille Steinbacher “Out of this world and out of time. Liberation of Auschwitz”

On 20 May 2020, at 18:00 an open online lecture “Out of this world and out of time. Liberation of Auschwitz” will be held by Sibylle Steinbacher, professor at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. The event is organized as part of event series “Over the Barriers. Europe without Borders”. from EEAS RSS Feeds via IFTTT

Speech by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on the Tourism and Transport Package

European Commission Speech Brussels, 13 May 2020 This has been a long and difficult spring. Key workers in healthcare, and other vital services, have worked selflessly to keep us safe. And we’ve all had to mak… from EUROPA – EU Newsroom – Latest press releases and statements via IFTTT

Lack of PPE Makes Homes for People With Developmental Disabilities the Next Hotspots for COVID-19 Outbreaks: CUPE

TORONTO — Without adequate PPE and protocols, developmental services residences will become the next major sites of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 8,000 workers at 64 residences across the province. Read More More:

Wall Street bonuses set to fall by as much as 30% in 2020 -report

NEW YORK — Wall Street bonuses for 2020 could fall by as much as 25%-30% due to the deep cuts to revenues recorded by banks and hedge funds earlier this year as a result of the novel coronavirus, according to a report published Wednesday by compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates Inc. Read More More:

Tourism and transport: Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe’s tourism in 2020 and beyond

The Commission’s guidance aims to offer people the chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air. As soon as the health situation allows, people should be able to catch up with friends and family, in their own EU country or across borders, with all the safety and precautionary measures needed in place. from […]

Judge cuts bus driver’s parenting time — and orders it take place outside — due to COVID-19 risks

Over the last two months, several urgent family law matters have proceeded before courts across Canada notwithstanding the significant suspension of court services. Those cases have revealed that judges tend to start their analysis by accepting that the parenting arrangements in place before COVID-19 ought to be respected and continue, to the extent possible. That […]

Apollo leads distressed investment in Swissport as restructuring looms – sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT — A trio of distressed investors led by Apollo Global Management have bought debt of airport baggage handler Swissport and are holding talks with the company as it seeks cash to ride out the COVID-19 crisis, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Read More More:

Organic Garage Announces Conversion of Debenture Interest Into Equity

TORONTO — Organic Garage Ltd. (“Organic Garage” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:OG). In accordance with the terms and conditions of the convertible debenture issued on October 25, 2019 (the “Debentures”) the Company has agreed, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSX-V”), to issue 678,572 common shares (the “Shares”) as settlement of payments […]

6 Quarantine Trends Ranked From “No, Never Again” to Life-Changing

Have you signed up for MR Thoughtline yet? It’s Man Repeller’s new text-based service that lights up phone screens with good bits from around the internet, opportunities to chat with cool people, and digital recesses to help your mind take a break from the news in favor of a recipe, physical activity or, trust us, […]

How Bourbon Saved Rebecca Ruth, a 100-Year-Old Candy Store and Kentucky Treasure

Bourbon is America’s spirit. The spirit surged so much in recent years, the number of bourbon barrels in the state of Kentucky is almost double that of its human residents. But that wasn’t always the case. In his exhaustive history of America’s on-again, off-again, ridiculously on-again relationship with bourbon (“Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth […]

‘An absolute boom’ for Alberta: Is plastic fantastic again in the age of coronavirus?

CALGARY — Fears of coronavirus contagion and depressed commodity prices have gutted much of Alberta’s economy but there is one sector experiencing a surge: the province’s petrochemical sector, which produces a range of plastic inputs used in medical devices and packaging of everyday goods. Read More More:

Covid-19 Conversations: Heaven Hill CMO Kate Shapira Latts Is Betting Bourbon Will Continue to Thrive, Even in a Recession

Airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, “Covid-19 Conversations” takes an inside look at how the coronavirus crisis is impacting all areas of the alcohol business. In this installment of “Covid-19 Conversations,” VinePair CEO Adam Teeter interviews Kate Shapira Latts, chief marketing officer of Heaven Hill Brands and granddaughter of Ed Shapira, founder of […]