Tesla ''s headquarters may still leave California. CEO Elon Musk revealed in a recent interview with Automotive News that the company ''s headquarters might not stay in the Golden State for the "long term ". This comes after Musk threatened to pull Tesla ''s headquarters to another state after Alameda County officials ordered him not to reopen the Fremont assembly plant until coronavirus closure restrictions were lifted.
SRINAGAR, INDIA: The year long clampdown in Indian Occupied Kashmir imposed by Modi led government to tighten New Delhi''s grip on the disputed region has severely affected its economy and has deepened the desperation of its people.Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost as the military enforced measures compounded by the second wave of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic turned daily life in the Muslim majority region into an obstacle course of razor wire roadblocks.
PANAMA CITY, Panama Panama, through which tens of thousands of migrants pass each year on their journeys north, is increasingly becoming the destination for Nicaraguans who have chosen to seek refuge by moving south.Since the U.S. has tightened immigration restrictions on its southern border, migrants have sought alternative locations such as Panama and Costa Rica, two of the more stable and prosperous countries in Latin America. While Colombians, Venezuelans, Cubans and Haitians have been coming to Panama for a number of years, the arrival of Nicaraguans is a relatively new trend.
Their resumption of training still on hold due to government guidelines, elite Indian swimmers say the continued restrictions on use of pools will not only affect their performance in the next few years but is also taking a toll on their mental health. Swimmers in the country have not entered the pools since March 25, when the first coronavirus forced lockdown was announced. The latest Ministry of Home Affairs ' guidelines on the third phase of easing lockdown restrictions still prohibited the use of swimming pools till August 31.
Sorry you must be at least 19 years of age to consume this content.LONDON (Reuters) Scotland''s government advised on Friday against non essential travel to Greater Manchester and other parts of northern England which faced new lockdown restrictions due to an upsurge in cases of COVID 19, and told people from those areas to stay away.
According to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC), 203,000 restaurant workers in Kentucky face uncertain employment prospects amid the COVID 19 pandemic.In an IRC media call Friday, Kentucky restaurateurs and advocates outlined the impacts of new restrictions on their businesses. On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear mandated the closure of all bars and reduced indoor dining across the state to 25% capacity.
Around one third of the country #39;s 101 fire departments were on high alert, with Paris forecast to reach 40C in the shade after several cities hit record highs yesterday.Authorities in the capital imposed driving restrictions to limit ozone pollution as tens of thousands of Parisians prepared to flee to cooler climes, according to the nation #39;s traffic surveillance agency.
Travellers arriving into England and Scotland from Luxembourg will have to isolate for two weeks after a surge in coronavirus cases.The Scottish government reimposed quarantine restrictions this afternoon after cases soared to 214.9 per 100,000 in Luxembourg.
French MPs are debating whether to back moves to stop making some gay men wait four months before they are allowed to donate blood.
Almost 40 countries have reported record single day increases in coronavirus infections over the past week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally. Many countries, especially those where officials eased earlier social distancing lockdowns, are experiencing a second peak more than a month after recording their first.Meanwhile, nightclubs, bars and beaches some of Spain s most beloved summer venues are facing new lockdown restrictions after turning into coronavirus hot spots, and some European nations are warning citizens not to visit the country.
This latest move by the government, on grounds of defence and national security, is expected to affect mainly Chinese entities as countries to which lines of credit or development assistance have been extended are exempted from the fresh restrictions.The new order
According to Counterpoint Research, Chinese brands including Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Realme controlled 81% of India s smartphone market, which is their all time high share. The pandemic coupled with anti China sentiment severely impacted their market share, which declined for the first time in almost two years.Counterpoint s research analyst Shilpi Jain said, This was mainly due to the mixture of stuttering supply for some major Chinese brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Realme, and growing anti China sentiment that was compounded by stringent actions taken by the government to ban more than 50 apps of Chinese origin and delay the import of goods from China amid extra scrutiny. This all resulted from India China border dispute during June . However, local manufacturing, R amp;D operations, attractive value for money offerings and strong channel entrenchment by Chinese brands leaves very few options for consumers to choose from, she added. Additionally, in the era of globalisation, it is difficult to label a product based on country of origin as components are being sourced from many different countries. This development has given a window of opportunity for brands like Samsung and local Indian brands, like Micromax and Lava, to recapture market share. Further, Jio Google s partnership to bring a highly affordable 4G Android smartphones could also gain ground, banking on the growing vocal for local sentiment, Jain added.A top industry executive, who did not wish to be identified, said Share of Indian brands shrunk from 16 18% in early 2015 to around 1% or even under as on date. Indians couldn t capitalise on the change from 3G to 4G. Chinese grew on that base and then ate into Korean and US firms share. They haven t looked back, till corona happened .The pandemic and lockdown also impacted domestic smartphone market with shipments during April June 2020 declining 51% y o y to a little over 18 million units. The disruption in supply chain during lockdown was so pronounced that April was a complete washout in terms of shipments. Covid 19 pandemic wiped out almost 40 days of production as well as sales of smartphones due to the nationwide lockdown. During May, the government allowed shops to open and online channel deliveries for non essential items. As a result, the market witnessed a surge in sales as lockdown restrictions were slowly lifted, said Prachir Singh, senior research analyst at Counterpoint.On supply side, the factories were shut down in April and started operating in May, which resulted in supply shortages for some manufacturers. Some brands maintained the supply of their products by importing fully assembled handsets. Additionally, last week of the quarter saw components being held up at customs, which also impacted the supply chain, he added.However, the market is returning to normal with June shipments registering only a small decline of 0.3% Y o Y, helped by pent up demand as well as a push from brands. Due to concerns over potential Covid infection, consumers prefer contactless purchasing and online channels. Smartphone brands are also recognising this trend by pushing more inventory to online channels, the agency pointed out.
Tightening the noose around Chinese investments in India, the government has amended the General Financial Rules 2017 to impose restrictions on bidders from countries sharing a land border with India. The curbs have been imposed on procurement of public projects on the grounds of matters directly or indirectly related to "national security".India shares a land border with seven countries, including China, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.
In an advisory, the Home Ministry said COVID 19 warriors like doctors, health and sanitation workers should be invited in the ceremony as a recognition of their noble service in the fight against the pandemic.Superstar Rajinikanth travelled from his Chennai home to his farmhouse in another district amid restrictions on inter district movement due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bhubaneswar: With lockdowns and restrictions due to novel Coronavirus the world seemed to have turned upside down. Economic activity and life of people have been hit with enormous proportions probably for the first time in at least a century. Faced with a financial crisis after being rendered jobless due to the pandemic, people have been forced to go up to unbelievable limits to make both ends meet.
The global Coronavirus pandemic brought many changes to our daily lives and to most of the main sectors of our society.For instance, the immigration sector in the US has been one of the most affected by the massive outbreak of COVID 19 in the North American territory.
Abindas, a native of West Hill in Kozhikode and Athira, a resident of Vytila in Kochi, were to get married on May 27 in Kochi in the presence of their family and friends. However, the couple, both working in the US, was unable to fly back home due to the restrictions.The families then decided to postpone the wedding to December 3, 2020. This plan was also disrupted as Abin ''s company then issued an executive order that if an employee on work visa, travels outside the country, he she will not be allowed entry back. Also, the families weighed in on the possibility of Covid pandemic not coming to an end by December.
According to airline officials, thousands of Indian citizens with work permits and residency visas have been wanting to go back to their jobs in Dubai but could not because of the travel restrictions. We have received thousands of requests from people saying if they do not return back to Dubai in time, they will be sacked from their jobs, the official said. These people had arrived prior to the lockdown in March and have since been stranded here with no option to fly back. This has created a pent up demand and the people have been approaching governments of both countries to allow them to fly to the UAE.According to the UAE s Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna, the country is allowing residency visa holders and tourists to now enter its borders given that they fulfill two conditions: one, they need approval from the UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, which can be taken online. Two, they need to have a Covid19 PCR test done no more than 96 hours from the date of arrival into the UAE. However, despite many ready to meet these stipulations, there are diplomatic bottlenecks for people to fly back.
Stage 1 fire restrictions begin Wednesday, July 15 for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administered lands in Grand, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties.
"We are a small, cramped bar, " a staff member posted on the bar #x27;s Facebook page. "Some hate it, it #x27;s also what some of us like about it. Now it #x27;s a big hurdle. "Numerous shops, restaurants, bars and performance spaces have been forced to shut down in Toronto during the pandemic. Many will be allowed to reopen when the city moves into Stage 3 of the province #x27;s reopening plan in the coming weeks, subject to certain restrictions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.