Children around the world draw Location: Sydney, Australia what they miss most in lockdown Location: New Delhi, India (SOUNDBITE) (English) SHAURYA, 10, SAYING: "What I drew basically was like, all my favorite restaurants, I drew Starbucks, KFC, McDonalds and I drew my school because mostly they're the four like most important things except my friends, also." Location: Bad Honnef, Germany (SOUNDBITE) (German) TOM, 6, SAYING: "I am Tom.
I am six years old.
I have painted grandma and grandpa because I like them and I am missing them so much." Location: Lent, The Netherlands Location: Tokyo, Japan (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) YAYA, 12, SAYING: "I drew a picture of me hanging out with my friends.
What I want to do the most right now is hang out with my friends." Location: Samut Prakan, Thailand (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) NIPOON, 10, SAYING: "I don't feel anything because I like staying home.
A 77-year-old wartime diary has been reunited with the family of its late owner after being found on the floor of a supermarket in Australia.Margo Cooper died in March 2011 but her diary, written about her time in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1943, was discovered on the ground in a shop in Gordon, Sydney.The collection of poems and photographs was handed to Kuring-Gai Police on May 20, sparking a nationwide hunt to find Mrs Cooper’s family.
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The pilot of a plane which plunged into a bay near Sydney killing five Britons may have had his flying ability impaired by carbon monoxide, investigators have said.British businessman Richard Cousins, the chief executive of a FTSE 100 catering giant, died alongside his two sons, fiancee Emma Bowden and her 11-year-old daughter when a sightseeing trip on New Year’s Eve, 2017, ended in tragedy.The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, piloted by Canadian Gareth Morgan, who also died, plunged into water in Jerusalem Bay, 25 miles north of Sydney city centre.
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Pint-sized powerhouse Kymani Bartlett is just eight years old, but can already lift 15kg - or 2st 3lb - the same weight as a child of three. The Australian youngster enjoys gymnastics, netball and high-intensity drills more commonly associated with Olympic weightlifting - including squats, burpees, kettlebells and planks. She has won an international fitness competition and her mum, Maali, 39, and dad Haeata, 36 - who have five more children, including identical triplets - say she started copying their workouts at a year old and joined special children's gym classes when she turned three. Explaining how her daughter now trains five times a week - fuelled by protein shakes - and "holds her own in a class full of adults”, Maali, who owns a hair salon near her home just outside Sydney, said: “We are an active family, so Kymani has been around sport and fitness her whole life."
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CBC reported that McDonald’s ended its Canadian trial of Beyond Meat in April with no plans to continue. According to Business Insider, the plant-based burger dropped as much as 10% because of the news. While Beyond Meat said in an email they were “pleased with the test,” a JPMorgan analyst said usually if a test goes well, it doesn’t end. Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said the plan with McDonald’s hasn’t changed. Despite the recent drop, Beyond Meat is up more than 90% year-to-date.
McDonald Black franchisees say they earn less per month than average. According to Business Insider they're right. As of late 2019, McDonald's Black franchisees netted $68,000 less a month when compared to McDonald's overall franchisee average. The gap has more than doubled in recent years. Some insiders say McDonald's is making new efforts to address inequalities.
McDonald's intends to hire 260,000 workers in the summer. Business Insider reports that the hiring boom will come as states and counties continue the reopening process. McDonalds adopted 50 new safety procedures during the pandemic. The company did fever screenings after employees were upset about pay and safety protections. Employees have the chance to participate in Archway Opportunity, McDonald's education assistance, and career advising program.
A Starbucks barista was publicly shamed on Facebook by a customer who refused to follow store policy and wear a mask. The 24-year-old barista, Lenin Guiterrez asked customer Amber Lynn Gilles to wear a face mask while she ordered. Gilles became irate, cursing at Guiterrez and threatening to call the police next time she was asked to wear a mask. After Gilles tried to publicly humiliate Guiterrez through a Facebook post, a GoFundMe was started for the barista.
Irene Jiang / Business Insider Starbucks opened its first-ever Starbucks Pickup store in November, a pickup-only location that lets customers order ahead through the chain's mobile app and pick up their orders in-store. The pandemic has forced the coffee chain to lean into the pickup-only store format. Starbucks plans to shut around 400 sit-down cafes and build around 300 new pickup-only stores. I visited the Starbucks Pickup store in Manhattan, New York, and was impressed by the concept.
According to Business Insider, Starbucks will close up to 400 store locations in the U.S. and Canadian, which accounts for 4% of their total stores. The coronavirus pandemic forced Starbucks to temporarily close locations globally. With an estimated revenue plunge, their CEO, Kevin Johnson says that the coffee giant will pivot towards digital. TechCrunch reports that Starbucks plans to reopen smaller locations with more focus on curbside pickup, walk-up counters, and drive-thrus.
Amazon's global ecommerce sales will reach $416.48 billion in 2020, according to Business Insiders latest latest estimates. Consumers are relying more heavily on e-commerce due to COVID-19. The new figure is about $12 billion more than our pre-pandemic estimates. Most of Amazon's sales come from the US. However, the pandemic has also fueled growth in Germany, the UK and Japan.
Equity benchmark indices were subdued during early hours on July 07 in lacklustre trading amid mixed cues from Asian peers. At 10:15 am, the BSE S and P Sensex was up by 78 points or 0.21 per cent at 36,565 while the Nifty 50 edged up by 10 points or 0.09 per cent at 10,774. Most sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the red except for Nifty IT which moved up by 1.7 per cent, pharma by 0.8 per cent and auto by 0.5 per cent. IT stocks appeared to be the flavour of the day with Infosys gaining by 2.6 per cent to Rs 784.50 per share. Wipro was up by 1.6 per cent, HCL Technologies by 1.5 per cent and Tech Mahindra by 1.3 per cent. Auto stocks also gained marginally with Bajaj Auto and Tata Motors moving up by 1.6 per cent each and Maruti Suzuki by 1.1 per cent. However, Power Grid Corporation slipped by 2.5 per cent to Rs 173.40 per share. Grasim was down by 2.4 per cent, ONGC by 2.1 per cent, ITC by 1.7 per cent and Tata Steel by 1.6 per cent. Meanwhile, Asian indices traded mixed despite a strong close on Wall Street overnight. In Japan, Nikkei traded down by 0.7 per cent as the market participants seemed concerned over the rising number of new Covid-19 cases in Tokyo.
Chennai Air Customs seized two postal parcels containing total 540 MDMA pills on July 09. The total pills valued at Rs 16 lakhs were smuggled from Netherlands at Foreign Post Office in Chennai. Two persons were detained. More details are awaited in this regard.
Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka arrived at Colombo Airport for the special Air India flight AI 1202 for repatriation. This is the 3rd phase of Vande Bharat Mission. The Indian nationals thanked the Indian government and Indian High Commission for their evacuation.
INS Jalashwa has arrived in Maldives's Male on June 04. It will evacuate around 700 Indian Citizens on June 05 under Operation Samudra Setu and bring them back to Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin. INS Jalashwa has completed disembarkation of Indian citizens evacuated from Sri Lanka's Colombo to Tuticorin on June 02. INS Jalashwa is a transport dock which is currently in service with the Indian Navy.
As Indian Navy's 'INS Jalashwa' safely docked at the harbour in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin on June 02, Commanding Officer of INS Jalashwa, Pankaj Chauhan, said, "Armed forces' members stay away from dear ones for long times, so we can relate to the feeling of those who've been away from family. Indian Navy is proud to be part of Operation Samudra Setu. It gives a sense of pride, satisfaction." INS Jalashwa carrying 685 Indian nationals from Colombo in Sri Lanka arrived at VO Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin today.
INS Jalashwa which departed from Colombo on June 1, arrived at Tuticorin port today. Naval ship repatriated 685 Indian nationals under Operation Samudra Setu. Disembarkment was carried out following norms amid COVID-19 outbreak. Operation Samudra Setu was initiated under India's Vande Bharat Mission.