As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since March, the latest sign of an exodus spurred by the pandemic



a group of people standing on top of a mountain: San Francisco. JOSH EDELSON / Contributor/Getty Images


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San Francisco. JOSH EDELSON / Contributor/Getty Images

  • As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to San Francisco-based site Public Comment.
  • Public Comment worked with the United States Postal Service to track requests for a change of address between March 1 and November 1, 2020.
  • The data showed that 124,131 households requested a change of address during that period with at least 34,803 of those requests for moves to a different neighborhood within San Francisco. 
  • That means as many as 89,328 households left the city altogether. Those who left relocated to Las Vegas, Florida, the Denver region, and a city near Portland, Oregon, according to Public Comment. 
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As many as 89,000 households have moved out of San Francisco since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Dubai Design Week As A Sign Of The Recovery Of The UAE’s Creative Industries

Dubai Design Week continues inspiring people to create opportunities for innovation, sustainability, and human development.

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Recently-held Dubai Design Week may have taken place in exceptional circumstances, but the city’s readiness and resilience –coupled with the safety measures put in place by the relevant authorities– has showcased that physical events can get moving again.

Within the safe open-air setting of Dubai Design District (d3), thousands of people attended the region’s largest creative festival. It was a return to life, and a major milestone in the recovery of the creative industries.

The health and safety of visitors was paramount. Attendees were requested to download the Dubai Design Week app and register their preferred

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JEDCO, Business Development Centre sign 2 MoUs on SMEs networking

AMMAN — The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) and the Business Development Centre (BDC) on Tuesday signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) aimed at facilitating networking of JEDCO’s beneficiaries.

Under the agreements, networking would be facilitated for JEDCO’s beneficiaries from small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the programmes run by the BDC from the services of the National Self-Employment Programme “INHAD” and the development programme for “Professional Development and Employment in the Industrial Sector” funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), a JEDCO statement said.

The MoUs were signed by JEDCO CEO Bashar Al Zu’bi and BDC CEO Nayef Isteitieh in the presence of representatives from both institutions.

Zu’bi said that this partnership comes from the government’s belief in the importance of providing support to local SMEs operating within the service and industrial sector to highlight the quality of Jordanian services and products to motivate the Jordanian consumer to use

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Dutchie Launches Customizable Cannabis e-Commerce Platform; Cookies, Native Roots Sign Up

Dutchie, an e-commerce tech company for cannabis industry, is launching a new enterprise-level solution that seeks to provide dispensaries with the ability to create completely customized e-commerce experiences for their customers — this is according to information procured exclusively ahead of an official announcement.

Dubbed Dutchie Plus, the platform aims to establish itself as “the Shopify Plus for cannabis,” the company says.

In an exclusive interview, co-founder and chief product officer Zach Lipson explained the product responds to the cannabis industry’s rapid growth.

“Innovative and progressive multi-state operators and larger dispensaries are looking to take their online experience to the next level. Particularly, in a direction that’s fully on-brand and designed to match the uniqueness of their stores,” he declared.

See also: Carlos Santana Talks Cannabis: ‘It’s All About Consciousness, Man’

This is where Dutchie Plus comes in, providing retailers with a set of APIs to customize

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Eight international development banks sign road safety declaration – Economy – Business


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), with seven other multilateral development banks (MDBs), have announced on Monday a joint commitment to improving road safety, as road accidents claim almost 1.25 million lives per year and are considered to be a rapidly growing public health hazard, according to a high-level joint statement.


The high-level joint statement was signed by the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Development Bank of Latin America, the EBRD, the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, and the World Bank, which confirmed the MDBs’ commitment to implementing their 2020 Road Safety Declaration.


The statement also asserted the importance of road safety targets as part of the sustainable development objectives of each multilateral institution and contributing to targets set by the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety.


“The 2020 declaration by MDBs builds

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Coronavirus Exposure Notifications: 1M Coloradans Sign Up

More than a million people have signed up for coronavirus exposure notifications in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced in a news conference Friday.

State officials worked with Google and Apple to set up the system, which uses Bluetooth technology to share anonymous tokens with other phones. If someone tests positive for the coronavirus and chooses to upload their results, people who are at risk of infection will receive an alert of potential exposure.

Tokens are not associated with any phone number, name, location or IP address, and they change every 15 minutes to add an extra layer of anonymity, officials said.

“We are so proud of Coloradans and their swift adoption of this critical technology,” said Sarah Tuneberg, Lead of Colorado’s Testing and Containment Team.

“Knowing you’ve been near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 allows people to make the most informed decision about what to do next and

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‘Chinese Virus’ Sign Outside New Jersey Doctor’s Office Sparks Outcry On Social Media

KEY POINTS

  • Several social media users slammed the doctor after a picture of the sign was posted online
  • The person who shared the picture had taken her daughter to the doctor’s clinic for an initial visit
  • WHO advocates against associating geographical locations while naming illnesses 

A New Jersey chiropractor is being slammed online for being racist after referring to the coronavirus as “Chinese Virus” in a social distancing advisory hung at his office.

The sign came to light when Annesia Paraison, a New Jersey mom, took the photo of the advisory and posted it on her Facebook profile. According to the post, Paraison took her daughter for her first visit to the clinic of Dr. Kevin Julian, where her daughter pointed to the advisory on the front desk window. Warning the patients to practice social distancing at the waiting room, the advisory read, “During this time period of the Chinese

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