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White House tries and fails to overcome its credibility crisis

When a sitting American president is hospitalized with a potentially deadly virus, and much of his team also tests positive, it is unquestionably a national crisis. And in the midst of a genuine national crisis, citizens need to be able to turn to the authorities for accurate and reliable information that people can trust.

But in the case of Donald Trump’s coronavirus infection, that’s obviously not what’s happening.

What the nation instead confronts is a series of cascading failures: Trump’s failure to take the pandemic seriously led to a failure to prevent the president from being infected, which led to a White House operation that failed to tell the public the truth.

After Trump disclosed his positive test early Friday morning, it seemed inexplicable that there was no press briefing with physicians. A day later, there was a press briefing, which proved to be vastly worse than nothing: when Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician since 2018, wasn’t being evasive, he was offering a series of assertions that he later retracted.

When the osteopathic doctor wrapped up his unfortunate and unhelpful presentation, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows offered a wildly different assessment on the president’s condition, only to see Meadows change direction once more soon after.

Offered a chance to put things right on Sunday, Team Trump made the mess messier. The Washington Post reported overnight that the White House “continued to provide limited and contradictory information” about the president’s health.

At a news conference earlier Sunday, Trump’s medical team tried to clear up the muddled picture it had created the previous day when White House doctor Sean Conley falsely suggested that Trump had not been given supplemental oxygen. But Conley continued to avoid directly answering specific questions about Trump’s health Sunday, even as he revealed that

Tripura’s ‘pandemic kitchen’ provides food to needy amid Covid-19 crisis





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A social organisation has started a ‘langar’ or community kitchen in Tripura to provide free food to the needy, including orphans and old-age home veterans, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ‘langar’ has been named ‘Mohamarir Heshel’ which means ‘pandemic kitchen’ or ‘kitchen during pandemic’.

Sourav Bhattacharjee, a theatre student of Rabindra Bharati University in West Bengal, got the idea to open a community kitchen from langars at Jadavpur in Bengal during the first lockdown in March. He came back to Khowai district of Tripura, his hometown, during Unlock 2.0 and started the pandemic kitchen along with nearly 30 people from different professions.

The organisation comprises graduate and postgraduate students, teachers, advocates, writers, media persons, movie directors, among others. It was started in October with an aim to provide cooked food, once a week, to children living in orphanages and veterans of old-age homes in and around the capital city.

Also read: Donald Trump’s condition had been worse than revealed, confirms White House

They provide rice, dal, vegetables, chicken and a citrus fruit in the meal to children who sit by maintaining social distance.

“Many people lost their source of livelihood during the Covid-19 lockdown. Food is most necessary in this period. So, we are trying to provide meals to the poor at least once a week now,” said Sourav.

The organisation is also looking to open its pandemic kitchen in slums, bordering villages and other areas.

The state has reported 26,552 Covid-19 patients so far, of whom 290 have died. Another two patients died by suicide. Total 21,387 patients have recovered from the disease.

The state has 5.79 lakh poor families including 4.70 lakh priority group and another 1.09 lakh Antodaya Annapurna Yojana (AAY) families, according to state government record. Nearly 1,969 migrant workers are

‘Mohamarir Heshel’: Tripura’s ‘pandemic kitchen’ provides food to needy amid Covid-19 crisis – india news

A social organisation has started a ‘langar’ or community kitchen in Tripura to provide free food to the needy, including orphans and old-age home veterans, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ‘langar’ has been named ‘Mohamarir Heshel’ which means ‘pandemic kitchen’ or ‘kitchen during pandemic’.

Sourav Bhattacharjee, a theatre student of Rabindra Bharati University in West Bengal, got the idea to open a community kitchen from langars at Jadavpur in Bengal during the first lockdown in March. He came back to Khowai district of Tripura, his hometown, during Unlock 2.0 and started the pandemic kitchen along with nearly 30 people from different professions.

The organisation comprises graduate and postgraduate students, teachers, advocates, writers, media persons, movie directors, among others. It was started in October with an aim to provide cooked food, once a week, to children living in orphanages and veterans of old-age homes in and around the capital city.

Also read: Donald Trump’s condition had been worse than revealed, confirms White House

They provide rice, dal, vegetables, chicken and a citrus fruit in the meal to children who sit by maintaining social distance.

“Many people lost their source of livelihood during the Covid-19 lockdown. Food is most necessary in this period. So, we are trying to provide meals to the poor at least once a week now,” said Sourav.

The organisation is also looking to open its pandemic kitchen in slums, bordering villages and other areas.

The state has reported 26,552 Covid-19 patients so far, of whom 290 have died. Another two patients died by suicide. Total 21,387 patients have recovered from the disease.

The state has 5.79 lakh poor families including 4.70 lakh priority group and another 1.09 lakh Antodaya Annapurna Yojana (AAY) families, according to state government record. Nearly 1,969 migrant workers are living in the state and

Do-it-Yourself Home Improvement Retailing Market in Europe| Insights on the Crisis and the Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic| Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The do-it-yourself home improvement retailing market in Europe to register an incremental growth of USD 25.41 billion, witnessing a CAGR of almost 3% during 2020-2024, according to latest market research analysis by Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the do-it-yourself home improvement retailing market in Europe in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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The do-it-yourself home improvement retailing market in Europe will witness a Negative and Inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the extensive rise of COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, as per Technavio’s pandemic-focused research highlights, the market growth is likely to Increase compared to 2019.

Do-it-Yourself Home Improvement Retailing Market in Europe 2020-2024: Vendor Analysis

The market is fragmented. Key players in the market have been launching several initiatives and introducing innovative products and services to cater to a larger target audience during the pandemic. With a rapidly shifting focus toward creating a digital marketplace to provide a convenient platform for stakeholders in the supply chain, several companies in the market are resorting to move their businesses online along with existing brick-and-mortar channels.

Major do-it-yourself home improvement retailing market participants in Europe are

  • BAUHAUS AG
  • BAUVISTA GmbH & Co. KG
  • EUROBAUSTOFF Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
  • Groupe Adeo
  • HORNBACH Baumarkt AG Group
  • Intergamma BV
  • Kesko Corp.
  • Kingfisher Plc
  • OBI Group Holding SE & Co. KGaA
  • Travis Perkins Plc

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Do-it-Yourself Home Improvement Retailing Market in Europe 2020-2024: Segmentation

Do-it-Yourself Home Improvement Retailing Market in Europe is segmented as below:

  • Distribution Channel
  • Product
    • Lumber and landscape management