Less than a minute after I crossed the threshold, Hammer Lewis proprietor Ivette Velez and I reminisced about nearby businesses from 30 years ago. We unraveled yarns about Woolworth as well as the former Guadalajara Market and even a Mexican bakery. On the wall, I noticed photos of the original store, plus some old downtown shots from a century ago.
Cuba is a hot destination. In the past several months, it’s hosted Pope Francis, R entertainer Usher and talk show host Conan O’Brien, who filmed an episode of his show there. Shot up 184 percent in the first three months of the year, compared with the same period in 2014, according to a study of more than 800 million online searches and bookings worldwide by Sojern, a marketing firm in San Francisco..
Reopening risks a resurgence of the virus, which is disproportionately affecting poor, uninsured, low wage and mostly nonwhite workers who have no alternative but to go to risky jobs that make them vulnerable. Multiple studies have shown that the pandemic has been devastating economically, especially in black and brown communities where people may live with extended families and are more likely to be employed in public facing occupations such as food service, transportation and home health care where they are more susceptible to become infected. The latest available COVID 19 mortality rate for African Americans is 2.6 times higher than the rate for whites, according to the Color of CORONA Virus, which tracks coronavirus deaths by race and ethnicity..
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The World Health Organization issued a report last May that classified wireless technology as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” prompting two Ontario private schools to replace their Internet service with old school fibre optic cables. A small number of schools in other countries have also made moves to limit the use of Wi Fi, and last week dozens of parents took their children out of class for a day in a school district north of Toronto over fears electromagnetic radiation beamed by wireless devices could cause cancers and affect developing brains. A Council of Europe committee also recently pronounced Wi Fi radiation to be “more or less potentially harmful” and are urging for a continent wide classroom ban..