McConnell said postal banking could help raise critical revenue and serve the public, noting consumer advocates would find it particularly appealing to have a post office that’s able to provide consumers with digital wallets, low-fee ATM machines and an ability to cash checks without paying the often-exorbitant fees that check-cashing establishments charge.
Also in favor of postal banking: a growing number of economists, including Melanie Long, an assistant professor of economics at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.
“Postal banking has been used in other parts of the world to democratize services,” she said, noting that postal services in 139 countries around the world offer some form of financial services.
Source: Postal banking, alcohol delivery could save the U.S. Postal Service, experts say
Music fans in Barcelona hugged, danced and sang along at a sold-out rock concert this weekend after taking rapid Covid-19 tests in a trial that could revive the live music industry in Spain and beyond. Source: 5000 attend trial rock concert after same-day Covid-19 screening | RNZ News
Prof Powis said: “We’ve made enormous progress that we need to build on and not squander the gains we’ve made.” He added: “We need to hold our nerve and drive for the line, so everyone can get back safely and soon to our normal lives.” In England from Monday, the stay-at-home rule is ending and groups of up to six, or two households, will be allowed to meet outside – including in private gardens. The next stage – due no earlier than 12 April – will allow non-essential retail, restaurants and pubs to reopen in England.
Source: Covid: ‘Don’t squander gains,’ says Prof Stephen Powis – BBC News
Better test at the door – duh. Stay smart or die!
A pilot program in Berlin is reopening some of the city’s landmark cultural venues, despite surging numbers of infections and toughened restrictions in other areas of life.
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Source: Quel beau printemps!! – Houcin
Ever since he moved to the United States from China more than a half-century ago, Lee Wong has been told he doesn’t look American enough. Despite his 20 years of service in the U.S. Army, he says his patriotism has also been questioned by people who “can’t get over this face.”
So when Wong called out the uptick in violence and discrimination against Asian Americans during a meeting of the board of trustees in West Chester Township, Ohio, the board chairman calmly unbuttoned his dress shirt to show those in attendance at the Tuesday meeting what patriotism looked like: red scars across his chest from his military service.
“Here is my proof,” said Wong, 69, who last year ran as a Republican candidate for the state Senate. “Now, is this patriot enough?”
Source: Ohio official Lee Wong removes shirt, shows off scars to call out anti-Asian violence: ‘Is this patriot enough?’ – The Washington Post