Trader Joe’s in Cherry Hill sets opening date after months-long postponement
Trader Joe’s is finally set to open in Cherry Hill next Thursday, July 30, following a months-long postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic.The popular grocery store was originally scheduled to open in March. It will be located in the Towne Place at Garden State Park shopping center at 775 Haddonfield Rd.It will open at 8 a.m. to senior customers and those with disabilities, and then at 9 a.m. to the rest of the public.Trader Joe’s will join more than 30 other retailers in the shopping center, with several others on the way. Among the retailers are Barnes & Noble, DSW, Gap, Talbots and Ult...
Simpler. Cheaper. Safer? Tokyo 2020's unanswered questions
Tokyo (AFP) - The year-long postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to coronavirus has presented organisers with unprecedented challenges and questions over costs, sponsorship and safety.With one year to go, many of these questions remain unanswered, with surveys suggesting Tokyo residents are beginning to cool on the idea of hosting the Games during a global pandemic.What will a post-COVID Games look like?In a word, "simpler" -- the new buzzword for Olympic officials.Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori put it best when he said the Olympics "used to be conducted in an extravagant, grand, splendo...
T20 World Cup postponement was 'inevitable', say Australia
Sydney (AFP) - Australian organisers said postponing the men's T20 World Cup cricket was "absolutely inevitable" Tuesday after the coronavirus pandemic forced the tournament to be delayed by a year.After months of uncertainty, Cricket Australia welcomed the International Cricket Council's decision, saying it provided clarity ahead of an upcoming home season which includes a blockbuster Test series against India.Delaying the T20 World Cup also frees up a October-November slot in this year's cricketing calendar which could be used to stage the Indian Premier League, possibly in the United Arab E...
Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan postpones Ahmed Zaki TV series over heirs&#8217; objections
Egyptian singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan announced the postponement of his upcoming television series “Al-Embrator” (The Emperor), based on the life of the late Egyptian actor Ahmed Zaki, due to Zaki’s heirs’ objections.Ramadan added that he will instead begin work on another project, titled “Moussa” (Moses).Ramadan published a picture on his official Facebook page with the name Moussa in red. He commented: “The [Ahmed Zaki] series was postponed pending negotiations with his heirs… Our next series (Moussa) is written by Nasser Abdel Rahman, directed by Mohamed Salama, and produced by Tamer Mo...
APC Coalition demands postponement of Ondo primary
A Coalition of All Progressives Congress (APC) support groups in Ondo State on Wednesday called on the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CEONCPC) to postphone the primary election slated for July 20th for another two weeks.The coalition, in a statement by the national coordinator for Ondo APC Mandate group, Comrade Gbenga Bojuwomi, appealed to the Caretaker Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni to postpone the primary to enable aspirants and party members get prepared for the mode that would be eventually announced by the party.The group said the demand for ...
Coronavirus has brought about a huge shift
Saudis are gradually coming to terms with a new way of life with the coronavirus that is yet to be contained or defeated. Such a situation is very common to most other countries that have been gradually loosening the restrictions placed during the height of the pandemic, and while we are not unique in experiencing the aftermath of a lockdown, we do have a new realisation on the dangers of the virus.Perhaps the most significant one has been the postponement of the Haj, an annual pilgrimage of more than two million pilgrims from more than 180 countries. This year there will be no Haj for them, a...
Motley Crue Postpones Reunion Stadium Tour With Def Leppard & Poison
Motley Crue announced the postponement of their reunion stadium tour on last week. The group would have been accompanied by Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.Motley Crue shared the announcement on Instagram by posting a statement saying, “We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available. The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American Stadium Tour dates into the summer of 2021. The new stadium dates are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and refund policy...
Power firms lose N366bn to tariff hike postponement
The postponement of the electricity tariff hike shift from April to June is estimated to have cost the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) about N366 billion in expected revenue.The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) which had planned to approve the tariff hike, however, froze it on March 31, 2020, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected to announce the approval by July 1, 2020, barring other disruptions.Investigations by Daily Trust on the extraordinary tariff review template by NERC containing the planned tariff increase indicates that from April to June...
ICC may look to postpone this year’s T20 World Cup to 2022
Dubai: All eyes of the cricketing world will be rivetted on the board meeting of International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday, which is likely to formally announce a postponement of the T20 World Cup, scheduled as of now to be held in October-November in Australia.The world governing body of the game had been under increasing pressure from the global cricket community to push back the dates in view of the logistical nightmare that hosting an event of this magnitude, with 16 participating countries, will entail in view of the fluid situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the final anno...
'Last option' - no Olympic postponement beyond 2021, says Bach
Tokyo (AFP) - Olympics chief Thomas Bach agreed that 2021 was the "last option" for holding the delayed Tokyo Games on Thursday, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever.Bach said he backed Japan's stance that the Games will have to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't under control by next year.In March, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed to July 23, 2021 over the coronavirus, which has killed hundreds of thousands around the world and halted international sport and travel."Quite frankly, I have some understanding for (Japan's position) because you cannot forever employ ...