Associated Press

Associated Press 20 May 2020

Nuns donate land to help with flood fight


The City of New Orleans is building a $30 million park to be built on land donated to the city by the nuns of the Congregation of St. Joseph to help remedy chronic flooding challenges. (May 21)

This previously closed Maryland manufacturing firm found a new calling in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak - fabricating and supplying medical professionals and staff with masks and gowns to protect themselves against the virus. Meet Chris McCormick who runs Hatch Exhibits, which went from making products for trade shows and events, to making equipment needed to help the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the military is mobilizing 24,000 members to help provinces and communities with pandemic measures.
As of this week, inmates already assigned to sewing duties at The Fort Bend County jail in Texas are now making face masks to help in the fight against the coronavirus.
Curbside pickup is the phenomenon sweeping stores and businesses across the United States. Customers place orders online and then drive up to grab their package without ever stepping foot in the store. At Target, you can even have an employee scan your order's bar code through the window and load your items directly into your car trunk. Some businesses are getting creative with their contactless delivery; one company is even using a dog to bring out goods!

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