How 'greedy' hedge fund boss Bill Ackman made billions

How ‘greedy capitalist’ Bill Ackman graduated from Harvard, married MIT professor linked to Brad Pitt, scooped up properties worth $165M – and is now vilified for making $2.6B after he stoked coronavirus fears Pershing Square Capital Management hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said Wednesday he had made $2.6 billion by betting against the markets It came barely a week after […]

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Government to launch Land Army Pick to harvest rotting crops

Government launches WWII Land Army-style Pick for Britain campaign asking students and laid-off hospitality workers to stop crops rotting in fields amid shortage of seasonal migrant workers Fruit, vegetable and crop pickers are largely from other countries but can’t travel Anyone out of work who is healthy will be asked to consider helping with crops Farmers have urged officials to […]

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Shanghai reopening 205 cinemas that closed due to COVID-19

After two months of being shut down due to the rapid spread of coronavirus, Chinese officials announced Thursday that they are planning to reopen 205 cinemas on Saturday. The teeming metropolis of more than 24 million people is one of the first major cities to reopen multiplexes to the public after many of the outlying cities were opened last week. […]

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Hospitals weigh universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients

Hospitals across the country are considering whether to enact universal “do-not-resuscitate” orders for coronavirus patients as the mounting pandemic threatens to overwhelm the health care system, according to a report. Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago is among the hospitals where the drastic policy is under consideration — even when the move is against the wishes of a patient and their family, […]

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Australia's coronavirus cases pass 3,000 for the first time

Coronavirus cases in Australia soar past 3,000 and dozens are admitted to hospital – as Gladys Berejiklian issues a warning about the spread of COVID-19 The number of coronavirus cases in New South Wales reached 1,405 on Friday NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said 134 people were receiving care  There are 19 patients in ICU, 53 in wards and 62 […]

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Surgeon general says US on course to be ‘worse than Italy’ as New York record 100 deaths in ONE DAY – The Sun

THE Surgeon General has warmed America could become worse than Italy if people do not take coronavirus social distancing seriously. The country's top public health official, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, issued his starkest warning to date as the nation's death toll surpasses 1,000 and New York sees more than 100 deaths in a day. The number of coronavirus cases continues […]

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Retired NYPD cop shot during standoff with Long Island police

A retired NYPD officer was shot during a standoff with police on Long Island, cops said Thursday. The incident unfolded just before 2:20 p.m. Wednesday when Christopher Malerba allegedly threatened to shoot cops after they responded to a 911 call for a man making homicidal and suicidal statements, police said. The 49-year-old Malerba barricaded himself in his Bailey Road home […]

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How the UK plans to source 30,000 ventilators for the NHS

The government is pursuing a three-pronged strategy to source 30,000 ventilators for the NHS to treat Covid-19 patients, ordering newly designed models, scaling up production of existing ones and importing machines from overseas. The defence firm Babcock joined the engineering company Dyson on Thursday in revealing plans for an entirely new medical ventilator working to specifications set by the government. […]

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New York’s coronavirus death toll jumps 100 in a single day to 385 as Gov. Cuomo says he can see fear in daughter’s eyes – The Sun

THE number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in New York State, where officials say the death toll has jumped over 100 in just a day to 385. Almost 40,000 people were infected — 21,000 cases in New York City alone — as of Thursday morning. The Big Apple is the center of the United States’ coronavirus outbreak, and Gov. […]

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