Movie theaters in cities across China opened their doors to the public for the first time in six months Monday, raising industry hopes that the severe revenue losses that have plagued the world #39;s second largest film market since the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic may finally be nearing an end.Chinese regulators said last week that cinemas in low risk areas would be given the green light to resume business, provided they followed an array of new public safety protocols. Cinema chains have scrambled in the days following the announcement to ready their staff mdash; many of whom were furloughed since February mdash; and to cobble together a lineup of films to show.
Proactive hotel companies are using this time to tackle technology projects that are easier to accomplish during low occupancy. Some are seeing immediate benefits and improved efficiencies by implementing a digital employee communication platform that enables them to communicate in real time with furloughed workers.Ensuring that everyone has the procedural information they need while on leave will make it easier to onboard employees when business resumes. Others are using this time to install beacon networks for communicating with employee safety devices. Putting panic buttons in place today will help hoteliers fulfill their social and legislative responsibilities for keeping their service employees safe. Both will go a long way towards reducing turnover post pandemic. Yes turnover.
If there is one area in the region that has been turned completely on its head by the coronavirus pandemic it is Manchester city centre.On a sunny Easter bank holiday, the shops, pubs, bars and restaurants would normally be packed.
The longest government shutdown in American history is over, but the damage it inflicted on the nation's space program may be felt for years to come.The 35 day partial shutdown, which caused most of NASA's workforce to be furloughed, ended last Friday (Jan. 25) with a temporary fix mdash; President Donald Trump signing a continuing resolution that funds the government through Feb. 15.
President Trump has personally met with Democratic leaders over the last month, and has been urging lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to rise above partisan politics in order to support national security. House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D #039;Alesandro PelosiSenate Democrats reject Trump's 'pro rated' wall funding pitch Overnight Defense: Officials expect to pull out of arms treaty with Russia Senate rejects two spending measures on Day 34 of shutdown CBO puts cost of US nuke arsenal at 4B over next decade On The Money: Shutdown Day 34 Senate rejects two measures to end shutdown Trump says he will take wall 'down payment' Pelosi rejects Trump proposal GOP senators blast Pence on strategy Ross sparks controversy with comments on furloughed workers MORE, however, flatly rejected any border security solution that includes funding to build a border wall, which is the one element that President Trump has made clear must be part of any deal.Even after Democrats refused to participate in a White House meeting to renew the negotiations, President Trump continued his outreach by inviting members of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus to meet with him the next day. During the border security debate, the White House has sought to appease Democrats, first by adding a request for $800 million in humanitarian funding intended to address valid concerns about the migrants, and then by proposing a three year reprieve for Dreamers and immigrants covered by temporary protected status.