NHS beds crisis as vacancy level hits lowest since Covid pandemic started

NHS hospitals now have fewer spare beds than at any point of the Covid pandemic, according to an analysis. Just 4,405 beds — or 4.8 per cent of England’s entire capacity — were unoccupied as of April 12. Experts today warned the ‘unsustainable pressure’ would have a knock-on effect on attempts to tackle the millions … Read more

Retailing of the future: Why online bed retailer Comfi has launched an unmanned store

Business 8 Apr, 2022 06:00 AM4 minutes to read Comfi’s unmanned store in Auckland CBD. Photo/Supplied An online-only retailer backed by Jucy co-founder Tim Alpe has launched an unmanned shop in Auckland, which it says is ideal for the current coronavirus pandemic world – and offers a glimpse at the future of retailing. Comfi, which … Read more

Hotels lose 19 million bed nights during pandemic, as turnover down by half

The pandemic reduced hotel bed nights by 19 million over the last two years and slashed turnover in the sector by almost half. he Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) predicts the sector will not recover for “a number of years” and is calling for an extension of the 9pc VAT rate for the sector beyond September, … Read more

rajeev chandrasekhar: 23.8% of children use smartphones while in bed, 37.15% losing concentration: MoS IT

Around 23.8 per cent of children use smartphones while they are in bed before going to sleep and 37.15 per cent of children have experienced reduced levels of concentration due to smartphone use, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar told the Lok Sabha in a written reply … Read more

DVLA slams claim staff got paid to watch Netflix in bed during the pandemic

The DVLA has slammed a report which claimed that thousands of its staff were paid their full salary to stay at home, not working, during the pandemic. Most of the agency’s 6,200 staff were placed on leave. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, whose headquarters are in Swansea, placed around 3,400 staff on “paid special … Read more

Prompted by pandemic, youngest province opens 100-bed hospital

BW FILE PHOTO/ MAYA M. PADILLO DAVAO OCCIDENTAL, the country’s newest province that was formally instituted in 2016, recently opened a 100-bed hospital that will be developed into a level 3 facility capable of full medical services. This is a “dream come true” for the province, said Davao Occidental Rep. Lorna Bautista-Bandigan during last week’s … Read more

Wayfair and Bed Bath & Beyond saw sales skyrocket during the pandemic. Where are they now?

In the early days of the pandemic, when uncertainty loomed, the home took on a new meaning — an all-in-one venue for office, school, virtual happy hour and dining in. To adjust to the new way of life and make the place they were spending the majority of their time more comfortable, consumers began investing … Read more

Charleston area bed and breakfasts bounce back from early pandemic shutdowns | News

SUMMERVILLE — Carol Grant remembers the day the pandemic first affected her Flowertown Bed and Breakfast. On March 14, 2020, her emails and notifications went off, signaling weeks and months of silence at she and her husband’s 1889 home. “All my reservations started cancelling,” she said. Donna House, the general manager of 27 State St. … Read more

The Lurking Bed Bug Dangers The Pandemic Has Created For the Rental Community – PCT

Depending upon who you talked to in 2020 when the pandemic was at its most critical point, the commercial market for pest control was either down, flat, or booming. A year plus later, at this point it’s fair to say that the majority of PMPs are suggesting that the commercial bed bug market is strong. … Read more

Bed-Stuy Martial Arts Studio Closed By Pandemic Aims To Reopen

BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — A martial arts instructor who has been teaching in Bed-Stuy for more than four decades is hoping the community can help him reopen studio, which was closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Thomas Lewis, known as Chief Master Sabu, has started a GoFundMe to keep his Humble School of Martial Arts up and … Read more