As the pandemic destabilized many businesses, The Town Kitchen kept pushing forward and rolled with the punches. It received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, Disaster Loan Assistance, and help from an angel investor that wanted to ensure its survival. … [Read more...] about The pandemic won’t hinder meal prep for this Oakland youth catering business
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Unlike the 22-year-old Japanese's first US Open win in 2018 over Serena Williams, which was played in a frothing Arthur Ashe Stadium, Saturday's drama unfolded in a strangely quiet arena as COVID-19 health and safety protocols prevented fans from entering the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. … [Read more...] about US Open champ Osaka confirms status as new star
Another problem is a fragmentation of responsibilities: Union members on Broadway are employed by producers, not theater owners, and it is the latter who would have to pay for structural upgrades such as ventilation. According to Schumacher, of Disney Theatrical Group, before his company moved its now shuttered musical "Frozen" to Broadway, he split the $1.5 million expense of upgrading the entire heating, ventilation and air conditioning system of the St. James Theatre with its owner, Jujamcyn Theaters. Other theaters will need to improve their air-scrubbing capabilities, too, to meet contemporary mandates. The costs could run to $500,000 per venue. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
The task force also heard from Ben Blunt of Concord Coach Lines, who described what bus companies would implement when they resume service, with a possible target date of early August. Keeping passengers 6 feet apart would mean dropping capacity to about 12 people, he said. Officials have discussed mandatory face coverings for both employees and passengers and are looking into air filtration systems and methods of disinfecting buses between trips. … [Read more...] about Task force approves rules for sports, gambling, driver’s ed
In the first two minutes of this sketch, a kid (Luke Null) enters a full classroom and picks on everybody he sees. He hits on a girl (Ronan) and then calls her a lesbian, lights a cigarette and puts it in another student’s hand, steals one classmate’s yarmulke, and throws another kid’s lunch out the window. After his longwinded, unfunny rant is done, his teacher (Thompson) comes forward. “I have never seen as anything as misguided and brazen as your behavior these last three minutes,” he says. “Especially seeing as you are new here.” Yes, the would-be bully called everyone by the wrong name and tortured them because he “just wanted to make a splash.” Joke’s on him: Everyone in the room stands for mutual respect, plus the new kid’s name is Brody Chode. This sketch starts with a really, really long walk, but bless SNL for taking a chance on it. It pays off. … [Read more...] about Recap: Saoirse Ronan Explains How to Pronounce Her Name