This is a roundup of news that I have come across during the day. Here you can read about NASA looking for participants to isolate in a Russian lab for 8 months, Pakistan plane crash survivor speaks out, airlines and social distancing, Jaguar Land Rover seeks bailout from UK govt, Target to close up to 75 stores and lay off 13,000 workers.
NASA is seeking US citizens for an eight-month study on social isolation in preparation for missions to Mars and the moon. The research is being done to study the effects of isolation and confinement as participants work to complete simulated space missions.
“I think the Hyatt Place brand is the best thing since sliced bread. Not St. Regis, Park Hyatt, Conrad or Intercontinental brands, none of those brands hold a candle to my favorite. I promise I have not gone crazy so let’s get into the reasons why I think Hyatt Place is all that and a bag of chips.”
Passengers keep complaining on social media that planes are too full. Airlines, which are considered essential businesses, have continued to fly throughout the pandemic – and have even been required to do so in exchange for government bailout funds. They aren’t subject to social distancing orders.
Jaguar Land Rover has asked for a major support package to help it get through the coronavirus pandemic, Sky News reported, without saying where it got the information. The U.K.’s largest carmaker is in discussions with the government about a taxpayer support package and it has submitted the biggest bespoke loan request of the Covid-19 crisis to ministers in recent weeks, the news service said.
A massive restructure is in store for Target with the discount department store announcing on Friday morning it will be closing or converting 167 stores across the nation. Some outlets will be closed entirely while others will be converted to Kmart stores. Between 10 to 25 ‘large format’ Target stores and 50 Target Country stores will be closed