The Covid-19 pandemic takes a bite of McDonald’s net profit.
The company said similar sales to the fast-food giant had fallen 22 percent last month as the coronavirus forced it to close dining rooms around the world. US McDonald’s stores fell 13.4 percent in March, compared to an increase of 8.1 percent in the first two months of 2020.
But unlike many troubled restaurants across the country that were temporarily closed during the epidemic, 99 percent of McDonald’s restaurants are open for business here to drive, deliver or exit
The company CEO, Chris Kempinski, said in a statement: Beginning in mid-March, we witnessed a significant drop in our results, which varies across markets. “The situation remains variable, and the full extent of the impact on our business cannot be estimated at the present time,” he added.
Last month, the company temporarily canceled all-day breakfast from its list simply because of the number of items prepared by employees.
Meanwhile, Kempinski will receive a 50 percent cut in his salary, while four other top executives have cut 25 percent of their basic pay from April 15 to September 30.
“These are unprecedented times, and I simply felt that this was the right thing to do,” Kempinski said in a statement about his salary cut.
Short caught? Until the last toilet paper roll … or worse, have you ever found yourself trying to be creative with toilet roll alternatives? One of the unexpected effects on this epidemic is that many areas are also grappling with a shortage of broken toilet paper. Since the close took effect, people have been buying in bulk that toilet paper manufacturers cannot keep up with (it’s a similar situation with products like hand sanitizer, face masks, and Clorox wipes).
We’ve put in place some legal process and searched for places where you can order a toilet paper bundle in the UK, USA and Australia.
If you are reading this in the US, we have bad news and good news. The bad news is that everywhere in stock is not available for delivery right now – although we are of course monitoring the situation and we will update this article as soon as more is available.
Here’s some good news: more toilet paper is coming, according to Kimberly-Clark, the toilet paper manufacturer behind major brands like Cottonelle and Scott. “We are working around the clock to help bring these essential products to the shelf,” said Arist Masturides, representative of Kimberly-Clark North America, to CNBC Make It.
Our teams see those empty shelves working hard, and safely, to make sure the gap is closed.
Although it may not be comfortable news for readers who have reached their last lap, unless you have a little bit of time left, please avoid buying panic for every package you come across. In order for inventory levels to return to normal, everyone needs to stop stocking up. As Mastorides says, It is up to how consumers buy and how to get involved
In the UK, the picture is a little better now, but the message remains: Please buy responsibly.
If you have had enough to survive the epidemic, on the other side, and for many years to come, this is a lot.
Read on for a guide to online retailers who still have stock of toilet paper available for delivery. In the UK, many supermarket delivery slots are booked (see our guide to which supermarkets still have delivery slots available? For more information on this), we have searched for some independent and alternative online stores where you can still order toilet paper for delivery.
Snapchat was dealing with technical issues spanning the United States and Europe, as thousands of users reported problems using the social messaging app.
According to DownDetector, problem reports rose about 10:30 am ET with nearly 90,000 users reporting issues; 82% said they had problems sending messages, and the app disappeared. This came after a previous rise in bug reports submitted to DownDetector about nine hours on Wednesday morning.
Many Snapchat users also said they are unable to log in even to the app, with the move to Twitter to express their frustration amid the COVID-19 quarantine at home. In the United States, the hashtag #snapchatdown ranked first on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
In a tweet at 10:33 am ET,
the Snapchat Twitter support account acknowledged the issues. “We are aware that many Snapchatters are having trouble using the app. The post said, ‘Wait a little bit, we’re looking at it.
Snapchat’s parent company reported that Snapchat reached 218 million daily active users for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 17% compared to last year, and consecutive gains of 8 million new users. This was Snapchat’s biggest quarterly growth since the first quarter of 2018, which preceded the redesign that many users hated and stopped the growth of app users.
Singer Alanis Morissette stars in the May cover of the American magazine Health. In the interview, published on Alanis, mother of Ever, nine, Onyx, three, and Winter
eight months, talked about her experience with postpartum depression. With my first two children, it was mostly depression, thoughts suicidal and anxiety. But the depression was so in my face that the anxiety was just background music – she said.
With the last child, it was different
It was mostly anxiety and almost no depression. I came to understand that this is purely animal. With breastfeeding, your oxytocin increases a lot. So cortisol increases a lot, because you’re trying to protect the baby from a potential saber-toothed tiger.
You have these two competing hormones. Ideally, we should be accommodated with, like, 51 other women, with broths, soups and heat while the body is rebuilding itself, just as your identity is rebuilding itself. Cut to modern times, where the world is very masculine, very alpha, which is quite the opposite – he reflected.
The singer also shared how to talk about mental health and therapy with children
We talked about therapy all the time. “Where’s Daddy going? Oh, he’s going to therapy. What is therapy? Oh, therapy is where someone really helps you understand your heart, your soul, your mind, your history and your thoughts.” It is important for me to let them feel all the time. I want to give them the feeling that they are not alone, that I am right here.
Asked why she decided to pose for the cover photo of the magazine breastfeeding her son, she replied
Because I love women. I love mothers so much. If I talk about it too much
I will start to cry. I just think that mothers are so selfless day after day. Women are devastating all the time. And they often suffer silently, or not so quietly, and still remain functional. And if there can be a moment of rest that my mood around the subject or my validation can help, that’s why I did it
Gisele Bundchen may sound like the perfect couple for the photo, but the NFL pro and model are not afraid to admit that their relationship has gone up and down.
New England midfielder Patriots said I’m glad I found this life partner that we all seek at different times in our lives.
We found each other in time. We went through a lot of ups and downs together, and in many ways, that was kind our relationship is very strong.
While Brady noted that the husband, who married in 2009, faced challenges, he added that they are always present to each other.
He explained at the time
It is great to have that rock that you can always rely on and that can support you in the different ways you need.”
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After meeting through friends in 2006, Brady and Bonden began seeing each other in December.
I knew the right way – the first time I saw him,” Vogue recalled in 2009 about Brady. “We met through a friend. The moment I saw him, he smiled and said, ‘This is the most beautiful attractive smile I have ever seen!’ We sat down and talked for three hours. I had to go home for Christmas, but I didn’t want to leave. You know this feeling, Like, can’t you get enough? From the first day we met, we didn’t spend a day without talking to each other.
The couple faced their first roadblocks to public relations in February 2007 after news that a footballer was expecting a child with his former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan. (Brady and Moynahan’s history dates from 2004 to 2006). Former Victoria’s Secret Secret Angel opened the hard time in her 2018 diary, Lessons: My Way to a Meaningful Life.
“Two months after our relationship, Tom told me that his ex-girlfriend was pregnant. The next day, the news was everywhere and I felt my world was turned upside down,” said Bundchen, noting that Moynahan’s pregnancy was “not an easy time” for her.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen may seem like an ideal couple, but the NFL pro and model are not afraid to admit that their relationship has gone up and down.
New England midfielder Patriots told Access Hollywood in May 2016: “I am lucky to find this life partner that we all seek at different times of our lives. We have found each other at the right time. We have gone through a lot of ups and downs together, and in many ways, This was kind of our relationship so strong.
While Brady noted that the husband, who married in 2009, faced challenges, he added that they are always present to each other.
He explained at the time: “It is great to have that rock that you can always rely on and that can support you in the different ways you need.
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Tom Brady said I can’t believe it has been 11 years since this delicious cake came after we came home from our wedding. Happy birthday the love of my life
Thank you for making life so sweet!” The model wrote on Instagram on the couple’s eleventh wedding anniversary on February 26 2020. A California citizen also shared a picture honoring the husband’s memory, he wrote, “You have always been the one who carries us and loves us the way no one can.
We love you so much in return. Happy anniversary Love of my life
Brady admitted that he needed to “check” himself in order to get his marriage to Bündchen back on track.
It was two years ago, you didn’t feel like I was doing my part for the sake of the family,” he explained on the Howard Stern Show.
I felt like I was going to play football all season and would take care of the house, and then suddenly when the season was over, I’d be like,” Wow, let me get into all of my other business activities. Let me get into soccer training. And she’s sitting there and she goes, “Okay, when are you going to do things home?” When are you going to take the kids to school and do that?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers player revealed that he had made a “major shift” to solve their problems, adding: “She wasn’t satisfied with our marriage. So I needed to make a change to that.”
The French Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday, April 8, that the French aircraft carrier will return home early in its deployment in the Atlantic Ocean after some crew members have shown symptoms of the Corona virus.
It said in a statement that about 40 sailors in Charles de Gaulle were under medical observation, and people with symptoms were isolated.
No serious disease was shown.
“From today, a testing team will be dispatched with testing means on board the aircraft carrier to investigate cases that have arisen and to hinder the spread of the virus on board,” the ministry said.
The ship, which can carry about 2,000 sailors, was deployed in the Atlantic Ocean as part of a NATO exercise after participating in Operation Shamal that seeks to contain the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. She was preparing to return to the Mediterranean.
“It was decided to submit her return to Toulon, which was scheduled for April 23,” the statement said.
Defense Secretary Mark Esber said that Acting Secretary of Defense Thomas Mudley resigned on Tuesday in the United States after mishandling a coronary virus outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier.
Moodley removed the ship’s captain, Brett Cruiser, to write a letter – which was leaked to the media – complaining of an uncontrolled virus outbreak among Roosevelt’s 4,800 crew and claiming that the Pentagon is not paying enough attention to it.
Roosevelt was docked for 11 days in Guam so that the crew could be tested, with over 100 confirmed coronavirus cases, and the ship cleaned
Walmart stores, including all their locations in Gaston County, have begun reducing the number of shoppers in their stores by following recommendations from medical professionals about the social divergence of the current Corona Virus pandemic.
Walmart is beginning to determine how many customers can be in a store at once. The stores now allow no more than five customers per 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly 20 percent of the store’s capacity.
There were two dedicated entrances at Walmart Supercenters on Franklin Square in Gastonia and Hawley Street in Belmont.
The shoppers, about half of them wearing masks, were seen in every store across the defined lines and there was a Walmart assistant at each entrance watching the number of people entering and leaving the store. There were no people standing in line at any store around 3:30 pm.
While many of our clients have been following the medical community’s advice regarding social distance and safety, we are concerned that some behaviors continue to be seen in our stores that exposes our employees to undue risks,” said Dacuna Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Walmart US in Press release
Once in store, Walmart also established one-way movement through walkways in a number of stores, using floor and direction signs from colleagues.
We expect this will help more customers avoid close contact with others while shopping, said Smith.
There are also signs inside the stores to remind customers of the need to maintain social spacing – especially in lines. Once clients are reviewed, they are directed out of a different door than their entry, which would help reduce the cases of people passing through each other closely.
We always want people to feel welcome in Walmart, and we know that in normal times the store is a gathering place for community members to communicate and socialize.
We are looking forward to a time when this will be the case again; however, we now want to prioritize health and safety by encouraging customers to do their shopping at a distance from others, then back home
Friendly exes! Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer have been friends after they split more than a decade ago.
Jin and John have a beautiful friendship,” a source tells us exclusively weekly. John has great admiration and respect for Jane.
The husband who had dating for a few months in 2008 after meeting at an Oscar party in February and briefly reviving their romantic relationship in early 2009 before splitting forever – doesn’t spend much time together, but they’re on good terms.
“When they speak or are together, they are always friendly and kind,” the insider adds. “There is definitely no surprise between them.
The best red carpet views of Jennifer Aniston over the years
On Sunday April 5, the Allure singer, 42, and Aniston, 51, made a fuss when they communicated on social media.
During Instagram Live dedicated to the late Bill Weathers, Meyer Aniston made him laugh when he said, “Whether he talks to you or talks to a talker 15 years ago, 14, 13 years old, everything he said is helpful. Four percent of the things I say are useful.
One hundred percent of The things he said were helpful
The actress hung three laughing emojis, which were taken by viewers while presenting the singer’s current mood on Sunday. A fan commented, “Omg Jen is here.
Meyer is not the only former flame that is still her sister’s friendship between alum friends.
On Aniston’s birthday in February 2019, her ex-husband Justin Thero gave the morning star show a sweet cry, which he did more than once since their divorce in 2017. “Happy birthday to this fierce woman,” commented on Aniston’s picture at the top of a black tank. “Loving hard. Fiercely. … And hilariously funny
Earlier this year, she wished her a happy 51. “Thero 2020” and another year like – “Thero, 48, wrote along with a photo of him making a “roar” face and flexing her muscles via his Instagram stories on February 11.
With a heart symbol next to the picture, “Happy Birthday B” added.
Almost a month ago, Cake Actress and ex-husband Brad Pitt almost broke the Internet when they met again in the scenes at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2020.
After accepting the Outstanding Performance Award by a Male Actor in a One-Time Supporting Role in Hollywood, Pete, 56, stopped what he was doing to watch Aniston deliver her acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series for Morning Show.
You can tell him that he captured him visually, and he seemed very touched, even wiping his eye at some point. “Entertainment night host Canada Sherrill Hickey told us exclusively about the moment of the scenes on January 19.
Then the two took part in a sweet embrace and smiled as they reconnected to the award presentation.
The fighting star married Aniston from 2000 to 2005. She dated Mayer in 2008 and briefly in 2009 before splitting forever in March of that year. California citizen married Theroux from 2015 to 2017.
Daughter of Merrill Strip Grace Gomer’s marriage to Tay Strathearn lasted less than two months. Court documents obtained by Us Weekly reveal that the actress of Mr. Robot, 33 years old, and keyboard, 39 years old, got married on July 10, 2019, but they have not officially announced their union publicly. The couple separated on August 21, 2019, 42 days after tying the knot.
The standing and falling actress for “Dissolution of Marriage” filed on March 23, 2020, at the California Supreme Court in Los Angeles citing “irreconcilable differences” as the basis for divorce, according to the newspapers.
On the same day, he assured us that the couple married secretly after dating for more than a year and that they had not shared any children.
News in October 2017 revealed to us that the American horror story Alum and Strathairn are back after they attended the premiere of the documentary HBO Spielberg together.
Although they didn’t start a romantic relationship until the fall of 2017, the former flame originally met as children, thanks to their famous parents and careers.
Good Good Revolt alum crossed the first tracks with a Lone Star actor in 1993 on The River Wild group. The thriller, released in 1994, starred the Oscar-winning Gomer Mother, now 70 years old, and the father of the musician David Stratterhorn, who also won the Academy Award.
Eyewitnesses told us at the premiere in October 2017, “ They say we met at the time, but nobody remembers, ” an eyewitness told us exclusively at the time.
The news center is one of Streep’s four children. She is the younger sister of actress Mami Gomer, 36, and brother of musician Henry Wolf, 40. She is also the older sister of actress Luisa Jacobson, 28.
Mami works at Mehar Sethi and welcomed her first child in February 2019, which made Streep Jeddah.
Costco is limited to shoppers in its warehouse for two people per membership card.
In a message to members on his website, the major retailer said that the interim measure has been enacted “for the safety of you and our employees and other members, and to further assist in our efforts at social distance
The retailer previously limited the size of shoppers at home and placed restrictions on common household items including paper goods. Despite the changes, large crowds of shoppers still circulate the aisles daily.
Costco warehouses also reduced working hours, to close at 6:30 pm, from Monday to Friday. Gas stations are open from 7:30 AM until 7 PM. On weekdays and 6:30 pm on weekends.
The warehouse also provides early hours for high-end shoppers at risk, and is open from 8 to 9 am from Tuesday to Thursday for members aged 60 and over and for those with physical disabilities. The pharmacy is open during that early hour, but the dining hall will not open
Walmart also limits shoppers Walmart still wants customers, and fewer them every time.
The country’s largest retailer has said that it will now not allow more than five customers per 1,000 square feet at a given time, or about 20% of the average store capacity.
To oversee the restriction, workers will place a queue mark at the entrance door once, and direct incoming customers directly there, where they will be accepted one by one.
Walmart joins Target, Trader Joe’s and other chains in an effort to reduce the number of customers in their stores to reduce the spread of coronavirus