Far more Americans moved to Vermont, Idaho, Oregon and South Carolina than those who left since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, new data published by Bloomberg shows. However, the opposite can be said for New York and New Jersey, with each seeing a large proportion of residents relocate to Florida, Texas and other Sunbelt states since March, because of an increase in fear of living in densely populated areas in a world post-COVID-19. As the month of August came to a close Monday, bringing with it another moving-deadline for tenants all over the country, statistics point towards a sharp uptick in US mobility. While relocations last year reached an all-time low according to the Brooking's Institution, Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford Economics, said 2020 has seen a staggering increase in mobility across state lines.
A hotel in Northern Ireland has apologized to a Christian minister for halting a marriage seminar that was underway in one of its conference rooms and evicting the attendees.
Rev. Harry Coulter of Carrickfergus Reformed Church had reserved a room at the Balmoral Hotel for a "Marriage Matters" event that, among other topics, addressed the imposition of same-sex marriage on Northern Ireland.