Daily Archives: May 5, 2020

Day Laborers Feel Pandemic Pain as Jobs Dry Up

BERKELEY, CALIF. – Before the coronavirus pandemic began, Julio Castro’s days began at 6:30 a.m. with a long walk to the parking lot of a Home Depot, hoping someone would hire him to do jobs like yard work or painting.…

Celestial Events Liven Up Sky This Week

If life on Earth has become tedious with coronavirus restrictions, celestial activity this week promises some excitement. In addition to an ongoing meteor shower, the year’s last supermoon is out and will be seen at its best Thursday.
The annual …

Asian Markets Make Gains Tuesday

Asian markets are trading higher Tuesday.
Sydney’s S&P/ASX index was up 1.4% in midday trading, while the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was 0.7% higher and Taiwan’s TSEC 50 was 0.5% higher. Seoul’s KOSPI index had lost 2.6%.
The …

Massive COVID Spending Could Unleash Surge of Scams, Experts Warn

WASHINGTON – With trillions of dollars in emergency assistance loosed in the global response to COVID-19, some observers warn of ripe conditions for another pandemic: corruption.
“The more funds that are distributed, the more likely it is that people are …

Angola intends to ratify orthographic agreement

Luanda – Foreign Minister Teté António Monday in Luanda said that Angola is working to ratify the 1990 orthographic agreement within the Portuguese-speaking Countries Community (CPLP).

The Cabinet minister, who was speaking at the opening of the colloquium on the …