Coronavirus Live Updates: Governments Clamp Down but Virus Still Spreads

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe City of London financial district. Stocks in Britain, France and Germany plunged on Monday morning.Credit…Henry Nicholls/Reuters Markets tumble as governments step up restrictions. Global stocks plunged on Monday, including on Wall Street, as the spread of coronavirus led governments around the world to take increasingly stringent measures to…

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Your Next Great Meal

Good morning. I don’t know if you’re going to have time to make pastelón (above) tonight, but it sure would be nice to eat, a Puerto Rican lasagna of plantains, cheese and picadillo, dotted with raisins and, in some homes, drizzled with pique, a fermented hot sauce common to the island’s tables. It’s a dish…

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Shopping for Match Strikers

The decline of smoking has largely eliminated a once-common accessory from many homes: the match striker. But candles and firewood still need to be lit, so a new wave of small manufacturers has been giving the tool renewed attention. Sure, you could use a paper matchbox. But a well-designed match holder with a rough surface…

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Report provides road map to improve response to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks and conserve water

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (March 9, 2020) – A new policy report, Electronic Registration Systems for Cooling Towers – Improving Public Health and Sustainability Outcomes, published by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) proposes a standardized yet flexible template for cooling tower registries that are designed to improve health outcomes, address disparity in affected populations, and…

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