List of DVD release dates for April 7 and beyond
Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:APRIL7: Little Women7: Dolittle7: Cats7: Escape from Pretoria7: Madam Secretary: The Final Season7: Swift7: The Cold Blue7: The Night Clerk14: Just Mercy14: Underwater14: Criminal Minds: The Final Season14: Final Kill14: The Righteous Gemstones: Season 121: Bad Boys for Life21: The Gentlemen21: Like a Boss21: The Turning21: Ip Man 4: The Finale21: The Last Full Measure21: Looking for Alaska21: Sea Fever———
Tribune News Service
From long toss in the backyard to BP in the driveway: How Cubs players are staying ready for an uncertain opening day
Steve Stone had a sobering admission about how he kept his arm sharp during the 1981 strike that lasted 50 days from mid-June to early August.“I can’t remember I did,” recalled Stone, who won the American League Cy Young Award the previous season with the Orioles. “A neighbor happened to be a builder, and we’d occasionally play catch in the street.“But this (current work stoppage) is a different scenario. I didn’t pitch to a catcher until 10 days before a major-league game (after play resumed).”Major League Baseball suspended spring training on March 12 — two weeks before opening day — because...
Truckers warn supply chain in jeopardy if they don't get better COVID-19 protection
America’s supply chain could be in jeopardy if the government doesn’t act swiftly to help protect the country’s truckers, some industry officials and drivers are warning.As the coronavirus pandemic continues its devastation across the U.S., they say, truckers are hauling into COVID-19 hot spots every day with no protective equipment, testing capabilities or ways to self-quarantine or seek treatment if they become sick.“HELP — MAYDAY — 9-1-1,” are the words in all caps across the top of a letter the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent to President Donald Trump on Friday.“Urgent ...
The Kansas City Star
Electric truck startup Rivian pushes launch back to 2021 as COVID-19 delays Normal factory retooling
Rivian, the electric truck startup looking to bring vehicle manufacturing back to Normal, Ill., will have to wait until next year to begin production.The nascent automaker’s inaugural offerings — a pricey, high-performance electric truck and SUV — were slated to roll off the line at a converted Mitsubishi plant later this year, but the massive retooling project has ground to a halt amid the coronavirus outbreak.Rivian planned to make the first deliveries of preordered trucks and SUVs this year. The temporary shutdown of the facility has delayed construction at the plant, and the launch date.“I...
Trump, 3M reach 'amicable' deal on N95 mask supply
After days of bashing 3M, President Donald Trump said his administration and the Minnesota-based company have come to an “amicable” agreement to increase the supply of badly needed N95 respirator masks to U.S. health care workers.“The 3M saga ends very happily,” Trump said during his news conference on Monday. “We’re very proud now to deal with 3M.”Trump said 3M agreed to provide 55.5 million masks a month for the U.S. for three months. Most of them will be the highly coveted N95 respirators that filter out 95% of all particulates.The company confirmed that the deal involves producing 35 milli...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Wash. hospital confirms firing ER doctor who criticized its coronavirus response
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Escalating a global spat over workplace safety and the rights of health care workers during the coronavirus crisis, a top official of PeaceHealth has now confirmed the Washington-based company ousted emergency physician Ming Lin for allegedly inciting public fear by criticizing the hospital’s emergency precautions.In a lengthy interview on a YouTube video blog popular with medical professionals, Richard DeCarlo, chief operating officer of PeaceHealth, which operates Bellingham’s St. Joseph Medical Center, likened Lin’s public warnings about workplace coronavirus concerns to...
The Seattle Times
Pac-12 announces pay cuts, layoffs as strategy shifts in the age of coronavirus
The Pac-12 is implementing a series of cost-cutting measures, including pay cuts for executives and layoffs at the Pac-12 Networks, as a result of the coronavirus-forced shutdown and the broader headwinds in the media space, the Hotline has learned.The moves include a 20% salary reduction for commissioner Larry Scott and 10% cuts for members of his senior staff in both conference and networks divisions. The cuts will remain in place for the remainder of the school year, then be revisited this summer.Scott was credited with $5.3 million in compensation in the conference’s FY18 tax returns (the ...
The Mercury News
Hundreds on board Coral Princess still don't know when — or if — they're going home
MIAMI — Hundreds of passengers and crew remained stuck on the Coral Princess cruise ship at PortMiami Monday with little information about when they will be getting off.Meanwhile, the circumstances surrounding the death of passenger Wilson Maa, 71, who waited for nearly five hours aboard the ship Saturday evening before getting an ambulance to the hospital, only became more opaque.Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Carnival Corp., Princess Cruises’ parent company, broke protocol by not calling 911 to get Maa urgent help.“They should have just called 911, let our paramedics assess the situati...
Yet another SeaWorld CEO quits — the fourth to leave in five years
In what seems like deja vu for SeaWorld Entertainment, CEO Serge Rivera, who joined the company just five months ago, has left, citing disagreements with the board — the same reason given by his predecessor when he exited last year.Formerly an executive in the hotel and vacation ownership industry, Rivera told the board last Thursday of his plans to resign, stating that his resignation was “due to disagreements over the board’s involvement in the decision making at the company,” according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. River’s last day as CEO and as a member of...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Small businesses are scrambling to grab $350 billion in coronavirus cash before it runs out
So many businesses are rushing to get loans through a special Small Business Administration coronavirus relief program that some banks are struggling to keep up.“We got thousands of applications,” said Dan Fitzpatrick, president of Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, which normally processed a few hundreds SBA loans a month.The $350 billion Payroll Protection Program is part of the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package President Donald Trump signed into law late last month.“I have to applaud the government for moving swiftly with this program. This really helps,” said Amol R. Kohli, president of th...
The Philadelphia Inquirer