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Nearly Half A Million Companies In Germany File For State Funds To Pay Workers

As Europe's largest economy gets hit with COVID-19, a German government financial aid program will make up some of the lost income for millions of employees.

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NYSDEC Exercising Enforcement For Bottle Redemptions

Pursuant to Empire State Development Corporation’s  Guidance on Executive Order 202.6, “trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal services” are considered essential business or entities that are not required to reduce in-person workforce by 100%.  The exclusion includes collection, transportation, processing and disposal activities for any solid wastes, regulated medical waste, hazardous wastes, radioactive wastes and other associated waste categories. This also includes all recyclables including redemption of bottle bill containers.

The NYSDEC has Announced that it will not actively enforce violations at facilities unable to fulfill bottle bill redemption operations due to resource restrictions during the ongoing COVID-19 response efforts.

The agency said it recognizes that unintended consequences of the COVID-19 response may make full compliance with requirements challenging for certain facilities and may result in temporary disruptions to required redemption operations.

Redemption of containers is considered an essential service and NYSDEC said that redemption centers should implement appropriate social distancing practices whenever and wherever possible.

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Categories: Law and Legal

Hospital Workers: Tell Us Your Coronavirus Experience

NPR is seeking health care providers working in hospitals to document their personal experiences working during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coast Guard Tells Cruise Ships With COVID-19 Cases To Stay Away From U.S. Ports

By registering ships in the Bahamas and other countries, many companies can avoid U.S. laws. The Coast Guard says they should seek medical aid from those countries rather than rely on the U.S.

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Biden Says It's 'Hard To Envision' Democratic Convention As Planned

So far, neither major party has announced changes to their plans to hold traditional conventions this summer, despite ongoing public health restrictions on large gatherings.

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The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:30
A class action lawsuit. Rampant zoombombing. And as of today, two new zero-day vulnerabilities.
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28 College Students Who Chartered A Spring Break Plane To Mexico Now Have Coronavirus

All of the people who have tested positive are students at the University of Texas at Austin. Some of the group returned on separate commercial flights – widening the potential spread of infection.

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The Quieter Side of Preparing for Disaster

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:00
For some longtime preppers, it's not all about bunkers and power generators.
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Microsoft Edge is becoming the browser you didn’t know you needed

Ars Technica – Edge – Collections, vertical tabs, and immersive reader are particularly compelling: “It’s no secret that we’ve been enthusiastic about Microsoft’s new, Chromium-based Edge browser for a while now. But that enthusiasm has mostly been limited to “a default Windows browser that doesn’t suck,” rather than being for any particularly compelling set of features the new Edge brings to the browser ecosystem. In a folksy announcement this week, Microsoft politely declared its determination to step up our expectations from “doesn’t suck” to somewhere on the level of “oh, wow.” Microsoft Corporate VP Liat Ben-Zur spent plenty of time enthusing about the way the new features are, apparently, already changing her life…The Collections button lives in the browser toolbar and looks like a pair of folders with a plus icon on them. When you click it, a right sidebar slides open, containing a list of any Collections you’ve already made. Clicking any collection brings it into focus, showing you a list of sites, with clear titles and thumbnails present. Site order in the collection can be managed by simply dragging and dropping, and an Add note button at the top allows you to insert rich text formatted note blocks as well. Although Collections aren’t yet generally available in the normal version of Edge, you can find them in both the Dev and Canary channels of Edge Insider…”

Categories: Law and Legal

Klotho and Lina

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:33
Appearing as strings of orange dots, the brightest sets of dots belong to asteroids Klotho and Lina. Both orbit out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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6 tips to use fewer paper towels at home

CNET – Paper towels are in high demand and low stock these days. These smart ideas help you stretch your supply or avoid using it altogether. “Now that you’re staying home as part of your state’s lockdown, quarantine or shelter in place efforts, you might be using paper towels at an unprecedented rate. It just so happens that these common household items — along with toilet paper, Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer — are in short supply. (Here are alternative stores to buy electronics and other goods.) If you don’t want to fret about when you store will restock (some do offer alerts), it might be time to change your habits. There are easy ways to ration your existing paper towel supply, and other, more readily available items, that you can use instead of reaching for the kitchen roll. You might even find that these new techniques save you money over time. Read on for more tips to cut down your paper towel usage and let us know about any of your additional suggestions in the comments…”

Categories: Law and Legal

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - April 2020

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:00
Mohammad Mosaed, a reporter who criticized the Iranian government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been arrested and banned from social media.
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The Dangers of Moving All of Democracy Online

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:00
To protect governments as well as people’s rights from coronavirus, we need to use tech as a scalpel, not a sledgehammer.
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Now Might Be the Time People Need ASMR Most

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:00
It can replicate a sense of being touched, even when there’s no one around. As the world self-isolates, that feeling is more important than ever.
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Whether it's a Roku, Vizio, or Yamaha, Just Get A Soundbar Already

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:00
If you're also streaming movie after movie, trying to forget that we’re living in a housebound half-life, there's no better time to try one.
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The State of Coronavirus Testing in the US

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:00
Many Americans who may need a Covid-19 test still can't easily get one. What's going on?
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The 5 Best Posture Correctors (2020): Upright Go 2, Wyllielab, and More

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:00
You're hunched over your desk and phone for hours. So we rounded up the gear to help you straighten up—including a DIY trick.
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Trump Eases the Way for More Gas Guzzlers 

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:00
The administration reversed Obama-era rules that set strict fuel-economy standards, setting up a fight with states including California.
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The Party Goes On in Massive Online Worlds

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:00
MMORPGs aren't a perfect substitute for real-life socializing. But these days it's about as close as you can get.
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Why Some States Are Resisting Social Distancing Measures

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:00
Governors of a half-dozen states worry about the economic fallout of forcing businesses to close and say there's no clear guidance from Washington.
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