Day: February 9, 2021

Archaeologists uncover ancient street food shop in Pompeii

ROME (Reuters) – Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks shop that served up the ancient equivalent of street food to Roman passersby.

Known as a termopolium, Latin for hot drinks counter, the shop was discovered in the archaeological park’s Regio V site, which is not yet open the public, and unveiled on Saturday.

Traces of nearly 2,000-year-old food were found in some of the deep terra cotta jars containing hot food which the shop keeper lowered into a counter with circular

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Fast food workers go on strike in honor of MLK

The demonstrations were set to take place in more than 15 cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis and Los Angeles. The strike was organized by supporters of Fight for $15 and a Union, the labor advocacy group that has been pushing to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour and grant collective bargaining rights to fast food employees, who are disproportionately Black and Brown.
Fight for $15 organizing director Allynn Umel said her organization’s cause is one King would have championed, noting that the civil rights icon marched in support of labor rights for Memphis sanitation
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Mariposa County Public Health Reports One New Positive Case for a Total of 379 Confirmed Cases

mariposa county covid19 update

February 7, 2021 – Mariposa County COVID-19 Case Update 2/7/21.

One (1) new COVID-19 positive case reported today.

Case 379 – 21 year old female. Isolated. Person to person transmission.

Mariposa County currently has 379 total cases. 12 of those are currently active with two (2) hospitalized.

Mariposa County is in the Red Tier in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. You can learn more about the change here: https://bit.ly/39mgjSV.

To view more COVID-19 statistics for Mariposa County please visit the dashboard https://bit.ly/3grisNp or visit https://bit.ly/31pQQnv to visit the mobile dashboard.


Avoid large gatherings, wear a face covering, and

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Dallas-area Chinese restaurants are surviving the pandemic with takeout, safety and loyal customers

In October, New York-based cookbook author and self-described “stir-fry guru” Grace Young teamed up with the James Beard Foundation for an Instagram campaign to #SaveChineseRestaurants.

To explain the initiative, Young cites a Business Insider report that 233,000 Asian American businesses closed between February and April last year as the pandemic gripped the country. A report by NBC News found that before stay-at-home orders were implemented in March, businesses in historic Chinatowns like San Francisco and New York had already lost 70% of sales “due to anti-Asian bigotry, fears of the virus and a sharp drop in international tourism.”

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