Across different chains and in different parts of the country, these stories varied in severity but were basically the same. Short staffing, low pay, no respect. It’s true, they would all be financially better off flipping burgers. But why? It may be true that as a nation we value a well-cooked burger over safe elder care. Still, it’s far easier to find a fast food worker than a CNA. It costs a CNA about $1,500 to get certified and takes roughly three months of school. Turnover in the industry is high. Every staffing coordinator will tell you these workers are in demand, so why do they make so little? … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.
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"The problem is that batteries are big and heavy… Even with big breakthroughs in battery technology, electric vehicles will probably never be a practical solution for things like 18-wheelers, cargo ships, and passenger jets. Electricity works when you need to cover short distances, but we need a different solution for heavy, long-haul vehicles," Gates wrote in a blog post on 24 August. The co-founder of Microsoft Corporation suggested that biofuels would be a more feasible option for commercial vehicles rather than battery power. … [Read more...] about Bill Gates Suggests Tesla’s Electric Semi Trucks Not a ‘Practical Solution’ for Long Haul Vehicles
“You’d think they would be more lenient when companies are trying to recover — 5p might not sound much but it adds up if you drive all day. I’ll have to increase the workers’ fuel expenses." … [Read more...] about No10 ‘rules out’ huge 5p fuel tax hike to pay for coronavirus after drivers’ fury
"This is why I drive the way I do, it is far deeper than just doing a sport, I'm still fighting. Thank God I had my father, a strong black figure who I could look up to, that I knew understood and would stand by my side no matter what. Not all of us have that but we need to stand together with those who may not have that hero to lean on and protect them." … [Read more...] about Lewis Hamilton’s hope in the global fight against racism
So just to be very candid – and this is simply my own personal view, I don't speak for any of the contributors on this – I think it will be extremely difficult for the United States to make the most of the opportunities that COVID has revealed, so long as the Trump administration continues on its current path of weakening U.S. relationships with other democracies, of pursuing omnidirectional trade wars, and basically creating the impression that the United States is increasingly scattered and incompetent in its domestic and foreign policies. I think those are the opposite of the qualities that would be needed right now to bring about a stronger relationship between the world's democracies, a globalization that is deeper along geopolitical lines rather than across them, and a revitalization of international institutions. … [Read more...] about Historian Hal Brands on COVID-19’s effect on world order
"I want to say that women need to be conscious about the environment when travelling alone, so one can be safe anywhere in the country. Also, it is important to travel light," says Rutavi. She adds that she chose to wear jeans and t-shirts through the trip, a dress which allowed comfort during the driving. … [Read more...] about From Jaisalmer to Shillong, in an autorickshaw