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Bosses say PM ‘unclear’ over face masks for workers

Bosses say PM ‘unclear’ over face masks for workers

Business
Bosses of major companies said on Sunday that the prime minister had left them in the dark about whether they would be required to provide face coverings to employees returning to work during the coronavirus pandemic.Sky News has spoken to a number of chief executives who say they were left "bemused" by a lack of clarity from Boris Johnson over several elements of the government's plan to ease the UK lockdown. One of those present on a call with Mr Johnson following his statement on Sunday evening said he had described face masks as being "of small use" in restricting infections, but had said their use would not be made mandatory. ...
Rick Parry: English Football League clubs face ‘£200m hole’ by September

Rick Parry: English Football League clubs face ‘£200m hole’ by September

Sports
English Football League chairman Rick Parry has said the current season needs to be concluded before 31 July and that clubs face a "£200m hole" by September.The former Liverpool chief executive admitted the EFL needed a "proper reset post-Covid", with clubs currently "stacking up creditors".Parry said it was "difficult to answer" how many might go out of business. He was giving evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee about the impact of coronavirus."Our end date realistically is 31 July because of the situation with contracts," said Parry. "We can't go beyond July."Players and staff have been furloughed and to expect clubs to bring them back in now, to forgo the furlough,
Apple changes Face ID so users don’t have to remove masks

Apple changes Face ID so users don’t have to remove masks

Technology
Apple has quietly introduced a new change to its Face ID feature so people wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic don't have to remove them to unlock their phones.Face ID was introduced with the iPhone X, allowing users to unlock their iPhones using only their facial image instead of a fingerprint or a password. However the face masks which have become so prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic are obscuring many of the details the iPhone uses to confirm identities. As pointed out by @Sonikku_a2, if you’re wearing a mask, iOS 13.5 goes straight to the passcode screen if you try to unlock with Face ID (keypad not shown because iOS hides it in screen recordings) pic.twitter.com/bQCzu5u20p— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) April 29, 2020 Now, instea
Coronavirus: Rock bands start selling face mask merchandise

Coronavirus: Rock bands start selling face mask merchandise

Entertainment
As the global pandemic continues, bands have started offering a new piece of must-have merchandise alongside their T-shirts and hoodies - face masks.Metal acts like Megadeth, Korn and Thursday have led the way, listing masks on their online stores. My Chemical Romance are selling a stockpile of masks they designed before the pandemic for a show in the desert.The proceeds will go to a fund for those in live music industry who have lost their jobs because of Covid-19."We had these masks made to keep you dust-free in the desert, a show that never happened, never will," the band said in a statement. Perhaps, they suggested, "we were unknowingly waiting for the right time" to send them to fans. ...
Pentagon awards $5.2B in contracts for face masks, other medical supplies

Pentagon awards $5.2B in contracts for face masks, other medical supplies

Business
April 9 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense awarded $ 5.2 billion in contracts for various aspects of coronavirus response -- including face masks, alternate care centers and unspecified coronavirus-related response -- Thursday. The deals announced include an eight-month, $ 86.4 million contract awarded to Aurora Industries to provide face masks for the Defense Logistics Agency. The Camuy, Puerto Rico tactical clothing manufacturer was awarded the contract exclusively, with the Pentagon citing a provision in Federal Acquisition Regulations that allows the federal government to bypass the competitive process if "the property or services needed by the agency are available from only one responsible source or only from a limited number of responsible sources and no other type of property or s...