Austria ski resort virus outbreak mishandled, report finds

Local and federal authorities could have contained the spread of a coronavirus outbreak that infected thousands of tourists in two Austrian ski resorts, according to a report published Monday.

“From March 8, a correct assessment should have led to the closing of bars, the stopping of ski lifts and orderly management of departures,” of tourists from Ischgl, a village in the western state of Tyrol, the experts found in a report seen by AFP. 

Instead, after a barkeeper in Ischgl tested positive for Covid-19 on March 7, tourists were not informed. Skiing and partying continued for several days until a complete and immediate lockdown of Ischgl and Sankt Anton, a nearby ski resort, were announced on March 13.

Tourists were forced to evacuate within hours, and in the end more than 6,000 people from 45 countries, including Britain, the US and Germany, said they contracted Covid-19 on their holidays.

“There

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Jets’ Woody Johnson’s stay at President Trump’s Scotland resort cost taxpayers thousands, report says

New York Jets owner and current U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson spent thousands in taxpayer money during a stay at President Donald Trump’s Scotland resort in 2018, according to a report from The Scotsman.

Johnson, who was appointed by Trump as an ambassador in 2017, reportedly stayed at Trump Turnberry — the president’s Scotland resort — with his wife for two nights in the summer of 2018 while Trump also visited the property.

The report said American taxpayers footed the bill for Johnson’s stay, which totaled £1,143, according to a receipt released by the U.S. State Department under the Freedom of Information Act. That converts to roughly $1,477 under current exchange rates.

From The Scotsman:

(The receipts) show a series of payments made over the course of 14 July that year by Mr. Johnson and his wife totalling £1,143.

The bill includes nearly £600 spent on ‘golf

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League offers to shelter teams with hotel bubbles, per report

The NFL has witnessed two games now be postponed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, leading them to decipher their best course of action moving forward.

According to a report from ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, the league is open to sheltering teams in hotels for the rest of the season.

On Saturday morning, news broke of Cam Newton testing positive for COVID-19 for the New England Patriots. Besides Newton, Jordan Ta’amu of the Kansas City Chiefs also produced a positive test, prompting the NFL to postpone the game between the Patriots and Chiefs to a later date.

Of course, this isn’t the first COVID-19 situation the NFL had to deal with throughout this week. Following their contest against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, the Tennessee Titans had multiple players and staff members test positive.

Similar to the Patriots and Chiefs game, the league pushed the game back, with the idea of

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Report: NFL ‘Gladly’ Would Put Teams in Hotels for Rest of Season Amid COVID-19 | Bleacher Report

The NFL logo is seen on the field in U.S. Bank Stadium before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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The NFL would “gladly” have players stay in hotels for the remainder of the season in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

In July, the NFL Players Association declined the option for players to stay in hotels from Thursday to Sunday each week, making it unlikely it would agree to full-time hotel stays for the remainder of the season.

Though the league played the first three weeks of the season without being majorly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, two games have been postponed in Week 4.

The Tennessee Titans have had eight players and eight staff members test positive for COVID-19 this week, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, leading to the postponement of their home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers until Week 7. The league also announced Saturday the New England Patriots’ game at the Kansas City Chiefs will

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Homeless Hotels Cost NYC Nearly $300 Million: Report

NEW YORK CITY — The troubled effort by Mayor Bill de Blasio to temporarily house homeless New Yorkers in hotels during the coronavirus pandemic has racked up a hefty price tag: $299 million, according to West Side Rag.

Since April, the city has paid to rent rooms in hotels around the city, converting them into temporary shelters to reduce crowding in the existing shelter system, lowering the risk of coronavirus outbreaks.

The program’s cost first stood at $78 million, but nearly quadrupled as the city expanded it after closing existing shelters, WSR reported, citing documents filed with the city comptroller’s office.

The hotel shelters have been poorly received in some neighborhoods, including Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where a high-profile battle has played out over the placement of nearly 300 men in the Lucerne Hotel on West 79th Street.

De Blasio bowed to political pressure last month by announcing that the

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Boeing To Shift 787 Dreamliner Production To South Carolina: Report

(RTTNews) – Boeing Co. (BA) plans to consolidate 787 Dreamliner assembly in South Carolina, ending production of that jetliner in Washington state, reflecting weak demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter.

Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, issued a statement, saying “Boeing’s decision to pull its 787 production out of Washington state is shortsighted and misplaced.” He added, “As the economy comes back and air travel returns, I will fight to bring 787 production back to Everett.”

Boeing had said in July that it would evaluate the most efficient way to produce the 787, including studying the feasibility of consolidating production in one location.

Boeing has also lowered commercial production rates and announced a net 10% workforce reduction in 2020 through a combination of voluntary layoffs, attrition and involuntary layoffs or ILOs to align to a smaller market.

Citing the weak demand

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Boeing will move all production of 787 Dreamliner to South Carolina, report says

A Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal said Boeing is planning to move its production of the 787 Dreamliner exclusively to its South Carolina plant.

The massive jetliner has been manufactured at Boeing’s production facilities in North Charleston as well as in Everett, Washington.

But during a July 29 call about the company’s earnings, Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun said the airline manufacturer was studying whether to shift all of the production to one of site while dealing a blow to the other facility.

Sources told the Wall Street Journal that Boeing has made the decision to consolidate manufacturing the widebody passenger jets in South Carolina.

A spokeswoman for Boeing declined to comment on the report. Instead, Elizabeth Holland cited a statement issued from the July call when airline officials said steps to cut expenses, including layoffs, could be coming as it continues to struggle financially during the

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Tennessee freshman report: South Carolina game



Tennessee’s preseason practices revealed several newcomers who appeared capable of making immediate contributions this year and at least a few who were in line to play major roles. The Vols relied on some of them early and often during their season opener.

Freshman defensive back Doneiko Slaughter started for Tennessee on Saturday night in the first game of his college career, and 11 true freshmen in all saw the field for the Vols in their 31-27 win over South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Only three of the Vols’ newcomers who made the 70-man travel roster for their trip to Columbia, S.C., didn’t appear in the game at some point. Tennessee used its depth to make up for a number of players getting limited practice time in recent weeks because of COVID-19 quarantines, and that meant putting freshmen in the game in a number of situations

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