Bringing you the headlines to start your Sunday on an informed note.
Happening in the World: Daniel Scali, a 28-year-old Australian man, set the new world record for longest held plank position, beating the previous world record holder by over one hour. Scali held the plank position for nine hours, 30 minutes, and one second (CNN).
Happening in the US: President Biden plans to have Amazon, Kroger, and Walmart sell at-home rapid COVID-19 tests to consumers “at cost,” which would result in a discount of up to 35% off retail prices. This increase in over-the-counter COVID-19 test accessibility is planned to occur over the next three months (USA Today).
Happening in NYC: DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats filed a lawsuit against the City of New York this past Thursday in federal court in the Southern District of New York for making the pandemic-borne restaurant fee caps of these third party delivery services permanent. The now-permanent rules dictate that these services can charge restaurants 15% of a delivery order and 5% for fees other than from a credit-card. These three companies claim that this permanent city ordinance interferes with existing contracts that were “freely negotiated” between them and the restaurants they feature on their platforms (WSVN).
Happening in Our Community: At 9:00 pm tonight on the lawn between Kent and Philosophy, Bwog will host its first open meeting of the semester. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend; come with pitches, blankets/towels (the grass may be wet), and open minds! Free snacks may also be present.
Song of the Day: IDWK by 347aidan and Kenny Beats will have your head bopping as you grind through household chores and class readings.
planking person via Public Domain Pictures