News and other Things I’ve found interesting April 30th 2020

Skipped Wednesday’s posting. Back for Thursday. Sheltering in place isn’t bothering me. But life is definitely not being kind to me since about November of last year. And once again thanks to all you readers who don’t value my content enough to show thanks to compensate me for that work.

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Loss of Ford project won’t slow work at Rivian in Normal, company says

Rivian takes over Uptown Normal Illinois

In COVID-19’s wake, Rivian-Ford cancel plans to make Lincoln electric vehicle at Twin-Cities plant

Ford and Lincoln cancel Rivian-powered electric vehicle due to the pandemic

Ford cancels plan to make Lincoln electric vehicle with Rivian

This Electric Tuk Tuk RV Is the Social-Distancing Ride of Our Dreams

Kaspersky: RDP brute-force attacks have gone up since start of COVID-19

‘Cancel the Rent’ Could Be Just the Beginning

Spotify hits 130 million subscribers amid Covid-19

Meet the real woman behind the movie “Molly’s Game”

Inside the Belgian Library That Tore Itself Apart

The Ghost Airline That Has Linked Cairo and Tel Aviv for Decades – Atlas Obscura

JetBlue, Delta seek U.S. OK to suspend flights to 25 U.S. airports

These 7 Companies Ship Unique Seeds for Your Quarantine Garden

Lyft to cut nearly 1,000 jobs due to coronavirus outbreak

VTA revisits BART Silicon Valley Project tunnel design

Sale of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza may bring offices, not housing, to the mall

Destination Crenshaw art project aims to reclaim the neighborhood for black L.A.

The Hidden Feats That Built New York’s Towering Skyscrapers

North Korea ‘bewildered’ after faux news report claims Kim Jong Un is dead

Video claiming Kim Jong-un dropped dead on official visit and his sister would succeed him spreads in North Korea

Petition to remove alleged Jeffrey Epstein enabler Eileen Guggenheim gains steam

News anchor allegedly caught cheating when half naked woman walks into live shot

News anchor caught ‘cheating’ on Big Brother star girlfriend when naked woman walks through video call on live TV

Jim Edmonds: My child support payments are ‘no one’s business’

Chrissy Teigen slams trolls for body-shaming her swimsuit video

Joe Giudice’s deportation appeal denied

Kate Hudson has ‘mastered’ the at-home bikini wax

Ending the Ligue 1 season leaves us with as many questions as answers

Arabian Gulf League season given provisional date of August to resume

Iron Maiden in Dubai: concert at Coca-Cola Arena cancelled

Nick Kyrgios slams Dominic Thiem for refusal to help lower-ranked players: ‘He doesn’t understand the point’

Big tech’s contact tracing apps won’t be a silver bullet to stop COVID-19 — we need more human tracers making actual phone calls

Dozens of Decomposing Bodies Found in Trucks at Brooklyn Funeral Home

Dozens of bodies found in U-Haul trucks outside NYC funeral home

Police called after Brooklyn funeral home, overwhelmed by coronavirus, puts bodies in trucks

Data on Gilead drug raises hopes in pandemic fight, Fauci calls it ‘highly significant’

Remdesivir Shows Modest Benefits in Coronavirus Trial

Gilead’s remdesivir improves recovery time of coronavirus patients in NIH trial

Gilead’s remdesivir improves recovery time of coronavirus patients in NIH trial

Close to 2,500 crowd Brooklyn streets for funeral of rabbi who died of coronavirus

Why have Australia and New Zealand been so successful at managing COVID-19?

Second lawsuit from GOP state representative accuses Gov. J.B. Pritzker of creating a ‘police state’ with stay-at-home order Unfortunately Universe won’t punish morons like this by infecting them with COVID-19

Here’s What Disinfectants and UV Light Really Do to Your Body

Two men in Georgia drank disinfectants in efforts to prevent COVID-19, officials say

Georgia men drink disinfectants in attempts to stop coronavirus

He was supposed to retire Thursday after 34 years as a surgical tech. Instead, he died Monday after testing positive for coronavirus.

Viral video of Chicago house party reveals disconnect between black youth and media during coronavirus. ‘Dialogue needs to happen about what we’re going to do to keep black Americans alive.’

Man apologizes for throwing Chicago house party caught on video that went viral, says he was honoring 2 slain friends and didn’t realize health risks of packed crowd

River Grove firefighter, apparently recovered from COVID-19, suffers fatal stroke

Reopen Illinois rally planned for Loop this Friday Unfortunately the most deserving aren’t getting infected with COVID-19

Coronavirus stimulus: Six reasons your $1,200 check may not be in the mail

Married to an Undocumented Immigrant? You May Not Get a Stimulus Check.

‘My Fellow American’: Donald Trump letter to stimulus check recipients raises objections

Minority groups hit hardest by COVID-19 in South Dakota

More than half of coronavirus cases in South Dakota involve people of color

White House aides torn over trade hawk’s proposal as President Trump weighs action on China

Elite Prep Schools, Set Back by Virus, Face a Quandary on Federal Aid

The City That Never Sleeps Is Waking Up Later
Europe’s Strong Labor Laws Aren’t a Guarantee for Lower-Wage Workers