Crowds pack venues in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, ignoring social distancing

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Future cars Hertz doubled down on sedans when Americans demanded SUVs, and a new report reveals how that helped bankrupt the 102-year-old giant

Tenuous debt-repayment structures, the rise of Uber and Lyft, and, of course, the coronavirus brought Hertz to its knees, as an extensive postmortem from The Wall Street Journal reported.The May 25 report also showed how Hertz’s choice to buy more sedans, rather than costly SUVs, slammed Hertz. However, Americans have flocked pickup trucks and SUVs in…

Irish technology Mastercard to proceed with plans to create 1,500 Dublin jobs over five years

Mastercard has said it intends to proceed with plans to create 1,500 jobs in Dublin over the next three to five years despite the Covid-19 crisis. Speaking to The Irish Times, Mark Barnett, who has just been appointed president of Mastercard’s European business, said while the company had been affected by the pandemic, it did…

Irish technology It will soon be gooseberry season: make a wonderful jam

It is probably through the prism of a green gooseberry that we can distinguish between old and new trends in Ireland. I don’t think anything other than a steamed gooseberry pudding could define an older attitude to Irish cooking. Desserts such as these litter older cookbooks. That’s not to say they aren’t delectable, but who…

Irish technology It’s gooseberry season: make a wonderful jam

It is probably through the prism of a green gooseberry that we can distinguish between old and new trends in Ireland. I don’t think anything other than a steamed gooseberry pudding could define an older attitude to Irish cooking. Desserts such as these litter older cookbooks. That’s not to say they aren’t delectable, but who…

Irish technology From heading footballs to shaving heads: Ireland’s superstar barber

She wields a deft hand with the clippers and drives an open razor on a cutthroat shave with skill and alacrity. Though only 26, London-based Dubliner Hayden Cassidy has become one of the most successful female barbers, an international superstar. She has travelled the World, cutting, shaving, demonstrating and educating and has clocked up more…

Euro technology China is set to pass a draconian new law in Hong Kong that would effectively stifle all dissent. Here’s what could happen to people in the city.

China is moving to increase its control over Hong Kong with a new national-security law that have sparked a new round of protests in the city.The law would erode the city’s autonomy and allow China to set up a formal secret police presence in the city.A handful of individuals from Hong Kong have already been…

Euro technology IBM is leaving a big WeWork office it rents in New York City — adding another vacancy into the flex-space market as blue-chip companies rethink real-estate needs

Computing giant IBM is leaving a large location it leases in Manhattan from WeWork. The exit is a blow for the flexible-workspace giant, which has been struggling with growing vacancies amid the coronavirus crisis. It is also a setback for WeWork, which had held up its close relationship with IBM as an example of how its spaces…