News and other Things I’ve found interesting May 12th 2020

I think it’s another Tuesday. I’m still hanging out inside house. Rarely leave.

A Chinese Citizen Journalist Disappeared 3 Months Ago. His Parents Still Don’t Know If He’s Alive—and Are Afraid to Speak Out.

Australian contact-tracing app sent no data to contact-tracers for at least ten days after hurried launch

UK ‘to bring in 14-day quarantine for air passengers’

US Vice-President Mike Pence’s aide tests positive for coronavirus

Government to urge us all to walk and cycle more

Coronavirus: Italy death toll tops 30,000, highest in EU

San Francisco gives free drugs, alcohol to homeless quarantining in hotels

California secures over 15,000 hotel rooms for homeless during pandemic

SF gives methadone, alcohol, cannabis to some addicts and homeless isolating from coronavirus in hotels

DA blocked cops from making arrests in Ahmaud Arbery shooting: commissioner

Glynn County commissioners say DA blocked arrests after fatal shooting

GBI: ‘Sufficient probable cause’ for arrest of father, son in shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket could launch a NASA space station to the Moon

Loeffler recuses herself from Agriculture panel, distancing herself from stocks issue

Chicago can’t reopen without decrease in the number of coronavirus cases, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

SF rapper Watsky attempts to break world record, raise money for coronavirus relief funds

SF rapper Watsky shatters world record with coronavirus relief fundraiser

A rapper will freestyle for 33 hours for Covid-19 relief. He might break a world record while he’s at it

Trucker charged in serial killings faces scrutiny across U.S.

Bay Area support for shelter-in-place is the strongest among California regions. Here’s why

Kaitlyn Bristowe opens up about Valium addiction, dropping to 93 pounds

Surviving the Shutdown: San Pedro Fish Market has sold over 15,000 shrimp trays since stay-at-home started

Interview with post-punk legend Jah Wobble about music, Sid Vicious, star signs, Brexit and everything else you can think of

Elon Musk hints at Tesla Roadster being delayed to 2022

What the Hell Is Going On in Alberta?

How Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Affecting Climate Change?

Men’s blood contains greater concentrations of enzyme that helps COVID-19 infect cells

California man with 1% chance of survival released from hospital after two-month COVID-19 battle

“patient zero” at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California ad a 1% chance of survival he beat the odds, leaving the hospital on Friday

MAGA speech clashes with coronavirus misinformation crackdown

Feds Warn Airlines Once Again To Offer Customers Refunds

DOT warns airlines – again – to issue refunds for canceled flights after receiving 25,000 complaints

Boeing CEO predicts a major US airline will ‘most likely’ go out of business because of coronavirus

Interesting how many large airlines past several years were making money hand over fist. Most by nickel and diming passengers with every fee they could. Those companies did not prepare for a disaster or lean days and are now begging for a government bailout.

First came the 737 Max crisis, then coronavirus. Can David Calhoun save Boeing?

COVID-19: Singapore in discussion with other countries on lifting travel restrictions with safeguards in place

As autopsy report shows Ahmaud Arbery was shot twice in the chest, GBI investigates recused DAs

Autopsy shows Ahmaud Arbery was shot twice in the chest

Man who recorded the Ahmaud Arbery shooting has been receiving threats, attorney says

Ahmaud Arbery: Suspect in killing was involved in prior investigation of 25-year-old

Family seeks answers in fatal police shooting of Louisville woman in her apartment

2.3 million more Illinois jobs at risk: The devastating economic toll of the virus in 6 charts

Still no stimulus check? You must use website tool by Wednesday or you’ll be waiting weeks longer, IRS warns.

Mercedes-Benz could face legal battle with British drivers over diesel emissions

Green Brexit: Fears rise over ‘back-door regression’ on environmental standards

‘Totally insincere’: Splits emerge over investor response to Total’s net zero pledge

‘Oil has no place in our future’: Rockefeller fund returns shine after ditching fossil fuels

Coyuchi, full circularity, and the challenge of textile recycling

‘Space-age’: Sustainable laundry service Oxwash secures £1.4m backing

Farms of the future: McKinsey outlines measures to curb farming emissions

Iberdrola set to snap up French renewables developer Aalto Power in €100m deal

Investor group warns no European oil and gas major has a credible net zero plan

BNP Paribas accelerates ‘complete coal exit’ plan

Report: Takeaway restaurants wasting 25 per cent more food since lockdown

Newborns among 40 killed in attacks on hospital and funeral

Afghanistan resumes anti-Taliban offensive after attacks in Kabul and Nangarhar

Malnutrition leading cause of death and ill health worldwide – report

Today in history: May 12 Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba, becoming the first U.S. president in or out of office to visit since the 1959 revolution that put Fidel Castro in power

Today in history: May 12 Five years ago: An Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C. to New York derailed and crashed in Philadelphia, killing eight people.

Ten years ago: Bowler Kelly Kulick, the first woman to win a PBA Tour title when she beat the men in the Tournament of Champions