As U.S. Seeks to Close Guantánamo, Saudi Center Could Be Option

The Biden administration is looking for places to safely send cleared Guantánamo detainees who cannot go home. Could a program in Saudi Arabia provide a solution?

#detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #prisons-and-prisoners, #riyadh-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #shutdowns-institutional, #terrorism, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yemen

In Italy, Where Pizza Was Born, Domino’s Bows Out

The company entered the Italian market in 2015, but seems to have been done in by a proliferation of home-delivery food during the pandemic and a desire for more artisanal pies.

#delivery-services, #dominos-pizza-inc, #italy, #parma-italy, #pizza, #rome-italy, #shutdowns-institutional, #turin-italy

Who’s to Blame for a Factory Shutdown: A Company, or California?

The closing of a meatpacking plant near downtown Los Angeles has left its workers reeling and amplified questions about doing business in the state.

#california, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #pork, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shutdowns-institutional, #smithfield-foods-inc, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park Will Close This Fall

The Boathouse first saw life as a Victorian structure in the 1870s, and will see the end of its latest chapter come October. A new operator is in the works.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #central-park-boathouse, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #poll-dean-j, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

America’s Safety Net for Workers Hurt by Globalization Is Falling Apart

A 60-year-old program that provides retraining to workers whose jobs are eliminated because of foreign competition has expired, leaving many at risk.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #trade-adjustment-assistance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vocational-training

Papaya King, a Hot Dog Pioneer on the Upper East Side, Faces a Possible End

The original Papaya King created the city’s signature combo of franks and tropical fruit juices. But a demolition plan could finish its decades-long reign.

#extell-development-co, #hot-dogs-and-frankfurters, #juices, #papaya-king, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

Start-Up Funding Falls the Most It Has Since 2019

The drop was another fallout of rising inflation and widespread economic uncertainty, and a retreat after years of a funding boom.

#computers-and-the-internet, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mobile-applications, #shutdowns-institutional, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #two-thousand-eighteen, #venture-capital

Nuclear Power Gets New Push in U.S., Winning Converts

With challenges in meeting clean energy goals and new electricity demands, politicians in both parties seek to prolong and even expand reactor use.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #california, #diablo-canyon-power-plant-calif, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-department, #nuclear-energy, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

Inflation Expected to Remain High Even as Economy Slows and Layoffs Rise

Inflation is expected to remain high later this year even as the economy slows and layoffs rise. Already, signs of financial stress are surfacing.

#federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #personal-finances, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

For Its Next Zero Covid Chapter, China Turns to Mass Testing

Residents in many cities must show negative P.C.R. tests to go shopping or use public services. The policy may hamper efforts to revive the economy.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #xi-jinping

Our Kids Lost Special Moments During the Pandemic. They Won’t Get Them All Back.

My fourth grader thinks about every event she’s missed, and I can’t pretend it doesn’t hurt.

#coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #independence-day-us-july-4, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #movies, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional

Midtown Manhattan Has a Pulse Again

Tourists, office workers and New Yorkers from other neighborhoods are returning to — and enjoying — the heart of the city.

#bryant-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #garment-district-manhattan-ny, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #rockefeller-center-manhattan-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations

Larimar, the Dominican Republic’s Unique Stone

The Dominican Republic wants jewelers to love larimar, the national stone. But authorities shut the mine temporarily after two fatal accidents.

#accidents-and-safety, #bahoruco-dominican-republic, #dominican-republic, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jewels-and-jewelry, #larimar-stone, #mines-and-mining, #rock-and-stone, #shutdowns-institutional, #your-feed-fashion

F.D.A. Chief Details ‘Shocking’ Conditions at Baby Formula Plant

Agency inspectors found a leaking roof, standing water and cracked production equipment before a facility shutdown that led to major shortages.

#abbott-laboratories, #baby-foods, #bacteria, #califf-robert-m, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #food-and-drug-administration, #infant-formulas, #michigan, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #united-states-politics-and-government

Coping With ‘Zero Covid’

Our correspondent takes you inside Shanghai’s Covid lockdown.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #internal-storyline-no, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

Ringling Circus Is Returning. Lions, Tigers and Dumbo Are Not.

Shuttered since 2017, Ringling Brothers will bring back its circus in 2023, but this time there will be no animal acts.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #circuses, #elephants, #feld-entertainment, #las-vegas-nev, #ringling-bros-and-barnumbailey-circus, #shutdowns-institutional

The Toll of One Million Covid Deaths in the U.S

Nearly one million people have died from Covid in the United States. Many of the loved ones they left behind are grieving in a nation that wants to move on.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #widows-and-widowers

‘Not Good for Learning’

New research is showing the high costs of long school closures in some communities.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #income-inequality, #internal-storyline-no, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #shutdowns-institutional

What to Eat, See and Do in Manhattan 

Broadway enthusiasts, art aficionados and food lovers will find new offerings in and around Times Square and in neighborhoods below 42nd Street, heralding the promise of a vibrant recovery.

#art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hells-kitchen-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #meatpacking-district-manhattan-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #tribeca-manhattan-ny, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

The Subway Is the Best Place to Cry

If New Yorkers are unflappable, impervious and stoic on the sidewalk, we are raging, delighted, terrified, dancing, sobbing messes in the subway tunnels.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crying, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways

CNN+ Streaming Service Will Shut Down Weeks After it Launched

The new corporate owners of CNN are moving to end the new streaming service after a splashy debut.

#cable-television, #cnn, #licht-christopher-a-1971, #media, #morse-andrew, #news-and-news-media, #shutdowns-institutional, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-bros-discovery

Tesla’s Profits Jumped in the First Quarter but Challenges Loom

The electric carmaker had to close an important factory in Shanghai because of China’s efforts to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

Few Cars, Lots of Customers: Why Autos Are an Inflation Risk

Economists are betting that supply chains for all kinds of goods will heal, shortages will ease and price gains will slow. Cars are a wild card in those forecasts.

#automobiles, #computer-chips, #consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #used-cars

How Covid Changed the Clergy in New York

As the city’s houses of worship hold in-person services again, faith leaders reflect on what the pandemic has taught them.

#clergy, #congregation-beth-elohim-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #easter-and-holy-week, #first-corinthian-baptist-church-manhattan-ny, #glasspool-mary-d, #latif-khalid, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #places-of-worship, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #shaanti-bhavan-mandir-queens-ny, #shutdowns-institutional

Forlini’s Italian Restaurant Closes

The beloved red-sauce restaurant in New York’s Chinatown has served its last clams casino. “It’s hard, but we’re leaving while we’re still on top,” Derek Forlini said.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #forlinis-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

How Lockdowns in China Have Further Bogged Down the Supply Chain

China’s Covid lockdowns and restrictions are holding up truck drivers who carry crucial components among factories and bring products to ports, posing a new disruption to the global supply chain.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russia, #shanghai-china, #shenyang-china, #shenzhen-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

Lockdowns in China Block Truck Shipments and Close Factories

China’s Covid lockdowns and restrictions are holding up truck drivers who carry crucial components among factories and bring products to ports, posing a new disruption to the global supply chain.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #changchun-china, #china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russia, #shanghai-china, #shenyang-china, #shenzhen-china, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc

How Republicans Failed the Unvaccinated

Why more enthusiasm and more advertisement might have saved more lives.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #florida, #great-britain, #lancet-the-journal, #shutdowns-institutional, #sweden, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #youtube-com

7 Life-Affirming Habits That Readers Picked Up During the Pandemic

“I am glad that something good came out of that time.”

#boredom, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #internal-sub-only-nl, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

Trial in Alleged Plot to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor Nears End

Closing arguments are expected Friday in the federal case against four men with militia ties who are accused of conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

#caserta-brandon, #croft-barry-g-jr, #fox-adam-1983, #gun-control, #harris-daniel-1997, #informers, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #shutdowns-institutional, #whitmer-gretchen, #wolverine-watchmen

Tourism Begins to Revive in New York, but Not Among Chinese

Chinese tourists are still barred from traveling abroad. But city officials forecast a 70 percent increase in tourism in 2022, including 8 million visitors from abroad.

#adams-eric-l, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #new-york-city, #nycco, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

Minneapolis Teachers Reach a Tentative Deal to End Strike

The agreement would resolve a standoff that had closed schools for nearly three weeks.

#education-k-12, #minneapolis-minn, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #strikes, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wages-and-salaries

Jennifer Sey Was a Candidate to Lead Levi’s. Then She Started Tweeting.

Jennifer Sey left Levi’s after her advocacy against school closures and mask mandates for children gained attention. She says it’s a matter of free speech. The company disagrees.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bergh-charles-v, #california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fox-broadcasting-co, #jeans-apparel, #levi-straussco, #san-francisco-calif, #sey-jennifer, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media

One Cure for Pandemic Doldrums: Walking Every Street in Your City

In Peoria, Ill., and elsewhere, pedestrians said their quests brought a sense of purpose and helped them appreciate long-overlooked hometown sights.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #illinois, #peoria-ill, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #sidewalks, #walking

How 6 Workers Built New Careers In the Pandemic

For some, the Covid-19 crisis presented an opportunity to change course. For each, it was a big risk on a new future.

#adam-simon, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #david-levy, #dwanet-perry, #jane-watiri-taylor, #labor-and-jobs, #liz-martinez, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #trevonte-currie, #unemployment, #vocational-training

Why Are We Letting Republicans Win the School Wars?

The culture wars over schools have produced an unlikely coalition: populists on the right and affluent, educated white parents on the left.

#admissions-standards, #critical-race-theory, #education, #equal-educational-opportunities, #income-inequality, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

6 Things From Pandemic Life That We’ll Keep

Masks when we’re sick, bikes for everyone, and new respect for workers.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rural-areas, #shutdowns-institutional

Two Years Later, New York City’s Lessons from the Pandemic

The city was slow to react, and the vaccine rollout was flawed. Poor neighborhoods still need help. But shutdowns and mandates saved lives.

#barbot-oxiris, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chokshi-dave-a, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #greater-new-york-hospital-assn, #health-department-nys, #hospitals, #new-york-city, #northwell-health, #nursing-homes, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

Lockdowns Spread in China as Covid Cases Surge in Shanghai and Other Areas

Officials say that most of the recent cases are in people with no symptoms, but they are warning against complacency.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #shanghai-china, #shutdowns-institutional

The Covid-19 Pandemic Didn’t Have to be This Way

Different choices that were available and plausible could have been made at several crucial turning points.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #politics-and-government, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #world-health-organization

Tony Awards to Announce Prizes in June at Radio City Music Hall

The 75th ceremony, honoring plays and musicals staged on Broadway, resumes its traditional calendar after a few years of pandemic disruption.

#american-theater-wing, #broadway-league, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #radio-city-music-hall, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

The Pandemic Disrupted American Schools Again and Again. Why?

Why was the pandemic so disruptive to education?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #internal-open-access, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

Russia, Blocked From the Global Internet, Plunges Into Digital Isolation

Russian authorities and multinational companies have erected a digital barricade between the country and the West, erasing the last remnants of independent information online.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #netflix-inc, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #search-engines, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youtube-com

Several Western News Organizations Suspended Operations in Russia

BBC and Bloomberg News were among the media outlets that instructed Russia-based reporters to cease news gathering after a new law cracked down on news and free speech.

#abc-news, #bloomberg-news, #british-broadcasting-corp, #censorship, #cnn, #echo-of-moscow, #freedom-of-the-press, #muratov-dmitri-a, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #novaya-gazeta, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shutdowns-institutional

Luxury Giants LVMH and Hermès Will Close Stores in Russia Temporarily

The French brands join other Western companies in pausing retail operations as the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates.

#belarus, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #hermes-international-sa, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #russia, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #ukraine

Toyota Stops Production After Possible Cyberattack at a Supplier

A supplier to the automaker said it shutdown its computer network to respond to what might have been a hack or a virus.

#automobiles, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shutdowns-institutional, #toyota-motor-corp

Classroom Disruptions

We look at the surprising number of recent classroom shutdowns in the U.S. And the latest from Ukraine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #internal-storyline-no, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shutdowns-institutional

School Is Back in Person, but the Five-Day School Week Often Isn’t

We asked 148,000 parents how many days of school their children missed in January. A quarter said more than a week.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #youth

Pandemic’s Economic Impact Is Easing, but Aftershocks May Linger

States are lifting mask mandates, and demand is bouncing back quickly after Omicron. Supply constraints are proving harder to escape.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy

Senate Passes 3-Week Spending Bill, Averting Government Shutdown

The bill, which now goes to President Biden’s desk, will give lawmakers until March 11 to finalize a deal on spending levels for the remainder of the fiscal year.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #law-and-legislation, #leahy-patrick-j, #republican-party, #senate, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government