Pier 1 Liquidating And Sailing Off Into The Sundown

The clouds have finally rained on the retailer. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Getty Images To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Pier 1 Imports is being sunk. It told the bankruptcy court where it has been since filing chapter 11 earlier this year that it would begin a total liquidation of its operations, shutting all its stores…

Italy starts to emerge from world’s longest across the country lockdown

ROME, ITALY — Stir-crazy Italians will be free to stroll and visit relatives for the first time in nine weeks on Monday as Europe’s hardest-hit country eases back the world’s longest nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Four million people — an estimated 72 percent of them men — will return to their construction sites and factories as…

TransLink to lay off 1500 workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Hundreds of transit workers in Metro Vancouver will receive layoff notices Monday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.In a statement, TransLink said 1,492 employees will be temporarily let go across the company.Eighty unionized SkyTrain employees will be laid off with benefits continuing for 90 days.Tony Rebelo, president of CUPE 7000, which represents SkyTrain workers, said in…

Province unwinds COVID-19 constraints to permit Nova Scotians to get outdoors

Nova Scotia has relaxed some of the restrictions it put in place to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Effective immediately, provincial and municipal parks can reopen, although playground equipment will continue to be off-limits.Beaches in the province will remain closed. 2:33Coronavirus outbreak: Nova Scotia opens parks, trails, and community gardens starting Friday Coronavirus…

Stock Market Wrap-Up: Why Are Cruise Line Stocks Sailing Higher Again?

The stock market gained ground again on hopes for a full economic recovery. The stock market pushed higher on Wednesday, buoyed by comments from the Federal Reserve. The central bank said it stands ready to take whatever extraordinary monetary-policy measures might be necessary to support the economy, including keeping interest rates essentially at 0% for…

PyCon: Cruising Past PyCon 2020

Sailing Past PyCon 2020 – Thoughts on Code and Community Capital One has been an invaluable and generous supporter of the PSF and PyCon since 2015 and a Principal Sponsor for the last two years. They’ve stepped forward and made a big investment in PyCon and its community. We chatted recently with Steven Lott, Lead…

United States China stress didn’t begin with the coronavirus. They have actually been developing for several years

Hong Kong (CNN)Relations between the United States and China have sunk to new lows in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, with both sides hoping to make political gains by blaming the other for the severity of the crisis.US President Donald Trump blamed China for the global pandemic again on Wednesday, claiming Beijing could have…

When Will Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line Start Sailing Again?

The three leading cruise lines have been pushing out their dates for travel resumption. They keep embarking up the wrong tree, and time is not on their side. The starting line keeps moving for Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK), Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE:NCLH). Norwegian Cruise Line is announcing on Friday that it’s suspending all sailings worldwide that…

Dripped e-mail reveals Carnival CEO’s message to staff members after the company announced mass layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts (CCL)

Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald. Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Carnival Corp. announced company-wide layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts on Thursday.The moves came two months into a cruise-industry shutdown caused by the spread of COVID-19.Carnival CEO Arnold Donald sent an email to the company’s employees explaining the decision.Carnival did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Are…

Theme Park Bits: Disney Cruise Line Cancellations, New Sanitizing Methods, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Disney Cruise Line is making more sailing cancellations. Universal Studios may add a gondola system of its own. And more! Let’s talk about cleanliness. No, wait, don’t go. Listen, if the theme parks of the world are going to reopen soon, whether they’re Disney, Universal or somewhere else,…