Can Canada move its manufacturing back from China? It’s complicated

VANCOUVER—As countries around the globe begin encouraging companies to move their manufacturing out of China, industry experts in Canada say it is possible that some goods manufactured there by Canadian companies could be shifted back home. They also said such a shift wouldn’t be easy or on as large a scale as some may want….

EU says energy sector resilient, no risk of supply disruption

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the European energy system is resilient and that there is currently no risk to supply disruption, EU Energy Ministers, together with the Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson said on April 28. “This unprecedented emergency has put our energy system to the test,” Simson said, following a discussion on the preparedness of the…

Amid Covid-19 Hunger Fear Mounts in Bangladesh — Global Issues

Hamida Begum, 37, works as a house maid. She and her husband, a daily labourer are now jobless. The little food they have won’t feed their five member family. Credit: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan by Mohammad Rakibul Hasan (dhaka, bangladesh) Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Bangladesh, Apr 29 (IPS) – The world is…

Orange County communities with coronavirus cases

Orange County announced an additional 108 coronavirus infections Wednesday, bringing the region’s cumulative total to 2,252. Health officials also confirmed two more deaths, raising the total toll to 44 since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Of those who have tested positive for the virus, 175 are hospitalized — 70 of them in intensive care, according to…

Toilet paper trophy hunters on a roll as U.S. shortages start easing

LONDON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. consumers have begun spotting rare Quilted Northern and Charmin toilet paper rolls on store shelves across the United States, as stocks start building after weeks of severe shortages. A shelf at a Kroger-owned Ralphs store is stocked with toilet paper in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 25, 2020. Picture taken…

An Autism Advocate Reveals Her Wellness Routine

Welcome to Refinery29’s Feel Good Diaries, where we chronicle the physical and mental wellness routines of women today, their costs, and whether or not these self-care rituals actually make you feel good. Have your own Feel Good Diary about how you’re coping around the COVID-19 outbreak? We’d love to hear how you’re prioritizing your mental and physical…

OSINT Global Trendline Report: COVID and the Americas

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