Coronavirus tips for lockdown social distancing
“When people are outdoors, it’s more important than ever they take responsibility to practice good social distancing,” Head says. “Supermarkets are tricky because they are indoor environments,” says Robert Dingwall, professor of social sciences at Nottingham Trent University. Social interactions are important for well-being.”Dr Macciochi agrees, adding that people should try and exercise alone and in areas that are not densely populated. But, is it possible to practice safe social distancing while using public transport? “My local pharmacist has now put lines on the floor to indicate where the queue should stand,” Mr Head says.
Sam Fischer sings breakout single This City live from his bathroom on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
And on Wednesday, Sam Fischer, 28, made his US television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the most unusual of circumstances. The 28-year-old Australian performed his smash breakout single, This City, live from his bathroom in his Los Angeles home. The 28-year-old Australian performed his smash breakout single, This City, live from the bathroom of his Los Angeles home. The Sydney born songwriter turned into an overnight success after his song This City went viral on TikTok, with over 1.4 million creations and over one billion views. Sam has also penned songs for global superstars including Jessie J, Demi Lovato, Keith Urban and Louis Tomlinson.
El covid-19 golpea a la comunidad latina de Nueva York
El Dr. Ramón Tallaj conversó con Patricia Ramos sobre por qué son más vulnerables las comunidades latinas de Nueva York en esta crisis de coronavirus. El Dr. Tallaj se refirió a varias dificultades que vive la gente.
Video: Police outline what type of offences they've been enforcing
Video: Driver stopped 45km from home is slapped with a $1,600 fine after police rejected his excuse that he was out buying a bottle of waterVictoria Police outline what type of offences they've been enforcing as they lockdown the state due to coronavirus.
Asher Keddie gushes over artist husband Vincent Fantauzzo on wedding anniversary
And on Thursday, Asher Keddie shared a heartfelt tribute to her artist husband Vincent Fantauzzo as they celebrated their wedding anniversary. 'Love you more today than I ever have': Offspring star Asher Keddiem 45, shared a heartwarming tribute to her artist husband Vincent Fantauzzo on Thursday as they celebrated their wedding anniversaryIn one photograph, Asher stunned in her J'Aton Couture wedding dress while she Vincent posed under their wedding arch. In another shot, the pair kissed Vincent's son Luca, now 10. Vincent also shared a photo of their beach wedding on his page, captioning the precious post: 'Happy anniversary to us. The pair met at Vincent's art studio in Melbourne in 2012, but he was running late and she was close to leaving.
American Legion cancels convention over virus concerns
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The American Legion announced it will cancel the group’s annual national convention this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic . The convention, which was scheduled to be held in Louisville, will be moved to August 2021, the veterans’ organization said Wednesday in a news release . The rescheduled convention will take place in Phoenix. American Legion National Commander James Oxford said the decision was necessary to protect the safety of the group’s members. This is the first time the organization’s national convention has been canceled.
Bank of England to finance Government spending
The Bank of England has agreed temporarily to finance government borrowing in response to COVID-19 if funds cannot immediately be raised from debt markets, reviving a measure last used to any large degree during the 2008 financial crisis. Britain's government typically borrows money direct from markets through bond issuance, and this week financial markets showed a strong appetite to fund more than £10bn of government bonds, some at record-low yields. But markets were far choppier last month – before the BoE said it would buy £200bn of assets, mostly bonds – and Thursday's announcement gives the BoE scope to finance the government directly. "As a temporary measure, this will provide a short-term source of additional liquidity to the government if needed to smooth its cashflows and support the orderly functioning of markets, through the period of disruption from Covid-19," the BoE said in a joint statement with the finance ministry. The Government and BoE said any borrowing from the Ways and Means facility – effectively the government's overdraft with the BoE – would be repaid by the end of the year.
Robert Irwin displays his close friendship with sister Bindi's new husband Chandler Powell
It's been two weeks since Bindi Irwin tied the knot with Chandler Powell during an intimate ceremony at Australia Zoo. And it's no secret that Bindi's brother Robert, 16, has welcomed Chandler, 23, into his famous family with open arms. On Thursday, the teenager shared a heartwarming photo of himself and Chandler enjoying quality time together at Australia Zoo. Robert Irwin, 16, displayed his close friendship with sister Bindi's new husband Chandler Powell, 23, on Thursday by uploading a photo of themselves posing for a selfie at Australia ZooThe twosome were all smiles as they posed in matching khaki outfits. Sharing his joy after the wedding, Robert wrote online that it was a day he will never forget.
BÖRSEN-TICKER-Gekappte Prognose drückt SAP vorbörslich
Frankfurt, 09. Apr (Reuters) - Es folgt der Börsen-Ticker zu wichtigen Kursbewegungen an den internationalen Finanzmärkten und ihren Ursachen:07.36 Uhr - Eine gesenkte Prognose für 2020 wegen der Coronavirus-Krise macht SAP zu schaffen. Die Aktien sind am Donnerstag die einzigen vorbörslichen Verlierer im Dax und büßen ein Prozent ein. (Zusammengestellt vom Reuters Marktteam. Bei Rückfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an die Redaktionsleitung unter den Telefonnummern 069 - 7565 1236 oder 030 - 2888 5168.)
Treasury yields edge lower ahead of US jobless claims data
U.S. government debt prices were slightly higher Thursday morning as investors await figures on the number of Americans filing for unemployment. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 0.7397% while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was down slightly at 1.3459%. More than 432,000 cases have been confirmed nationwide as of Thursday morning, resulting in more than 14,800 deaths. March PPI (producer price inflation) data is also due alongside the key initial jobless claims figure at 8:30 a.m. Auctions will be held Thursday for $90 billion of 4-week Treasury bills and $70 billion of 8-week bills.
Modern Family: Fans react to the one-hour emotional and poignant series finale on social media
ABC's hit sitcom Modern Family came to an end Wednesday night, after 11 seasons and 250 episodes, and fans came out in droves to react on social media. @CassyRodgers20 said it was one of 'the best series finales,' adding that the cast and crew, 'did it well.' Rock star Bret Michaels shared a photo of him before the finale, stating, 'Sitting on my basketball court playing bittersweet acoustic ballads, waiting on the finale of #ModernFamily.' The Modern Family twitter shared the final shot, revealing, 'And just like that, we say farewell to #ModernFamily. The Modern Family Twitter also shared a photo of the cast from the first season and another from the final season, showing how much everyone has grown.
Fujifilm comenzará la fase II del ensayo clínico de Avigan para pacientes de COVID-19 en EEUU
FOTO DE ARCHIVO: Pastillas de Avigan (nombre genérico: Favipiravir) son exhibidas en la sede de Fujifilm en Tokio el 22 de octubre de 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Archivo FotoTOKIO, 9 abr (Reuters) - Fujifilm Holdings Corp dijo que comenzará la fase II de los ensayos clínicos de su fármaco antigripal Avigan para pacientes de COVID-19 en Estados Unidos. El ensayo reclutará a unos 50 pacientes de COVID-19 en colaboración con el Brigham and Women’s Hospital, el Hospital General de Massachusetts y la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Massachusetts, dijo Fujifilm el jueves. El 31 de marzo, Fujifilm anunció el comienzo de la fase III del ensayo clínico de Avigan para pacientes de COVID-19 en Japón.
UK watchdog to add car finance to pandemic loan relief measures
REUTERS/Luke MacGregorLONDON (Reuters) - The Financial Conduct Authority said on Thursday it would add car financing to the temporary relief measures aimed at supporting households facing sudden financial hardship as result of the coronavirus. As expected, the FCA also confirmed proposals set out last week requiring banks to offer a three-month payment freezes on loans and credit card debt. “Customers should think carefully before making use of these measures and only do so if they need immediate help. In response to the consultation, the FCA clarified that guarantor loans, logbook loans, home collected credit, a loan issued by Community Development Finance Institution, and some loans issued by regulated credit unions also come under the temporary relief measures. The FCA said that consumers using any of the temporary payment freezes will not have their personal credit rating affected.
Politics latest news: Cabinet minister warns not to 'throw away' lockdown efforts ahead of Cobra meeting
A cabinet minister has warned not to "throw away" lockdown efforts ahead of this morning's Cobra meeting, as Boris spent a third night in Intensive Care. Thérèse Coffey, the Work and Pensions secretary, said while she understood the want for lockdown restrictions to be eased, appropriate steps needed to be taken. ?It comes after ministers raised the prospect of Britain's coronavirus lockdown extending beyond three weeks, as Boris Johnson spent a third night in intensive care. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for the Prime Minister, will chair a Cobra emergency committee on Thursday to discuss the lockdown measures with leaders of the devolved nations. But with Wednesday seeing a rise of 938 in the number of deaths in hospitals of patients who tested positive for Covid-19, the highest new total so far, and the Prime Minister still in hospital, there seems little chance of the lockdown being lifted.
Dax-Anleger zum Osterwochenende wieder optimistischer
REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachFrankfurt (Reuters) - In der Hoffnung auf eine baldige Eindämmung des Coronavirus kehren weitere Anleger in den deutschen Aktienmarkt zurück. Gespannt blickten Börsianer auf die Gespräche der Eurogruppe und der “Opec+”, zu der neben den Mitgliedern des Exportkartells weitere Erdöl-Förderländer wie Russland gehören. Erstere will über gemeinsame Hilfen für die von der Coronavirus-Pandemie besonders hart getroffenen Staaten wie Italien oder Spanien beraten. Letztere diskutiert über eine Reduzierung der Rohöl-Fördermengen zur Stabilisierung der Preise. Solide Geschäftszahlen und der trotz Virus-Krise bekräftigte Ausblick gäben dem Verpackungshersteller Auftrieb, sagte ein Börsianer.
Japan economy watcher sentiment at record low amid virus outbreak
Business sentiment among workers in Japan with jobs sensitive to economic trends fell to the lowest level on record in March due to concern over the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, government data showed Wednesday. The Cabinet Office said business sentiment is in an "extremely severe condition," lowering its assessment for the second straight month as the coronavirus outbreak cast a shadow over a wide range of industries. The economy watchers had a similarly gloomy outlook, with the diffusion index gauging business sentiment for the coming months falling 5.8 points to 18.8 — also a record low. "We're seeing a lot of uncertainty regarding when this will all end," a Cabinet Office official told a news briefing. The Cabinet Office polled 2,050 workers from March 25 to 31, of whom 1,812 or 88.4 percent responded.
Coronavirus: Pandemic has set the number of air travellers back decades
The number of people travelling through US airports this week has fallen to levels not seen since the 1950s, due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. A total of 97,130 people passed through security checkpoints in US airports on Tuesday, according to figures released by the Transportation Security Administration. This represents a fall of 95% on a year ago, with people deciding not to travel while the coronavirus pandemic takes hold in the country. However, this number could be lower, as retail workers and airport staff will also pass through official checkpoints. The drop in passenger numbers has come suddenly.
MÄRKTE-Dax-Future auf Erholungskurs - Ölpreis steigt
Frankfurt, 09. Apr (Reuters) - Europäische Aktien- und Eröffnungs- Veränderung Anleihe-Futures kurs absolut Dax-Future 10.432,50 +124,50 EuroStoxx50-Future 2.840,00 +30,00 Bund-Future 170,12 -0,34 Devisen aktuell Veränderung in Prozent Euro/Dollar 1,0854 +0,0 Pfund/Dollar 1,2369 -0,1 Dollar/Yen 108,88 +0,1 Bitcoin/Dollar 7.323,90 +0,1 Rohstoffe aktuell Veränderung in Prozent Brent 33,47 +1,9 WTI 25,93 +3,4 Gold 1.648,13 +0,1 Kupfer 5.034,00 +0,6 (Zusammengestellt vom Reuters Marktteam. Bei Rückfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an die Redaktionsleitung unter den Telefonnummern 069 - 7565 1312 oder 030 - 2888 5168.)
Scott Morrison's sombre Easter message
Scott Morrison has used this annual Easter message to tell Australians to stay at home. In a minute-long video clip filmed in Canberra, the Prime Minister said coronavirus means Easter will be 'different' this year. The Prime Minster's Easter message in full Easter in Australia will be different this year, as it will be all around the world. So as we go into this Easter long weekend, whatever your religious views might be, I do wish you a Happy Easter, Australia. 'We are only days away from Easter, the time that should give us great hope,' Morrison said this week.
El ciclón tropical Harold se refuerza y golpea Tonga
Un complejo turístico de Tonga dañado por el ciclón Harold en la zona costera de Hihifo, en un fotografía tomada y publicada el 9 de abril de 2020 por la policía de ese país del oceáno PacíficoAnuncios Lee masNuku'alofa (Tonga) (AFP)El ciclón Harold se reforzó, pasando a categoría 5, y golpeó Tonga este jueves después de causar cuantiosos destrozos en el Pacífico Sur. El pequeño reino del Pacífico declaró el estado de emergencia el miércoles por la noche, advirtiendo a la población del riesgo de fuertes vientos y oleaje. La policía de Tonga dio cuenta el jueves de cortes eléctricos en algunas regiones del país, mientras los vientos se intensificaban, acompañados de fuertes lluvias. Se prevé que Harold se aleje de Tonga el jueves y se dirija al mar. Según la Cruz Roja todavía se están evaluando los daños en Fiyi y Vanuatu, donde las comunicaciones con islas remotas se interrumpieron durante varios días.
S. Korea to invalidate short-term visas, halt visa waivers for 90 countries starting Monday
South Korea on Thursday said it will invalidate short-term visas for all foreign nationals starting Monday. It will also temporarily halt visa waiver programs for countries that bar entry to Koreans, amid concerns over growing cases of coronavirus infections coming from overseas.The new restrictions are due to come into effect at midnight on April 13 at the port of departure.The latest measure invalidates short-term visas of up to 90 days issued to foreigners prior to April 5, except for those related to diplomatic use or for air crew members and approved officials. Those who have already entered Korea will be able to stay here until the date issued upon arrival.The officials said the number of foreigners entering the country hovers around 1,000 daily, and once the measure takes effect that could drop to around 300.A total of 151 countries have imposed entry bans on Koreans over the COVID-19 outbreak. Among those, the government’s new measure applies to 90 countries, including 34 countries that had visa-free entry programs with Korea, such as Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Argentina, and 56 countries with visa waiver programs, including most EU countries, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, among others.This leaves only a few countries, such as the US, the UK and Mexico, with valid visa waiver programs.Imported cases have become Korea’s chief concern for containing the epidemic, despite the overall downward trend in new infections here.Korea on Thursday reported 39 new cases of COVID-19, the fewest since late February, putting the total at 10,423. Of the new cases, more than half -- 23 -- came from overseas, bringing the total number of imported cases to 861.By Ahn Sung-mi (
Video: Schoolgirl makes plea for 'everything to go back to normal'
Video: Girl, 10, whose mother missed out on furlough by 10 days due to changing jobs after cut-off records tearful video begging Boris Johnson for help and pleading for 'everything to go back to normal'A primary school student took a heartbreaking video after becoming concerned about Covid-19. The youngster begs for help after her mum was furloughed and her dad isn't able to work due to coronavirus, she please for...
Superheroes Hrithik, Varun Dhawan Are On A Mission To Feed Everyone In India Amid The Lockdown
Superheroes Hrithik, Varun Dhawan Are On A Mission To Feed Everyone In India Amid The LockdownSuperheroes Hrithik, Varun Dhawan Are On A Mission To Feed Everyone In India Amid The LockdownWhile India bleeds with the outbreak of deadly COVID-19 that's spreading like wildfire, there are celebrities all over the country who are extending help. Superstar Hrithik Roshan has pledged to facilitate 1.2 lakh nutritious meals for those who have been severely impacted due to the 21-day government-imposed lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak in the country. @iHrithik"COVID -19 731 SHARES 46.8 K SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 201 SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 708 SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARESLet’s all keep doing what we can in our own ways . And so this week I have committed to providing meals for the poor who are without homes or jobs,” he wrote on Instagram. Don't Miss 2.2 K SHARES 3.3 K SHARES 3 K SHARES 2.7 K SHARES(With agency inputs)
VIDEO : 96-Jähriger von Covid geheilt
Es war knapp. Fast wäre Vicente im Krankenhaus gestorben. Doch das Krankenhauspersonal hat um sein Leben gekämpft.
Swiss regulator says it welcomes UBS and Credit Suisse move to delay half their dividends
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority said it welcomed the move by UBS UBS, UBSG, +3.49% and Credit Suisse CS, +0.95% CSGN, +4.43% to postpone half of their planned dividend distributions for 2019 to the fourth quarter. "FINMA welcomes this significant step, which was taken after FINMA wrote to the boards of directors of both banks asking them to reconsider their dividend plans. FINMA views this precautionary measure taken by both institutions as a way of simultaneously dealing with the major uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 crisis and addressing shareholders' expectations," it said in a statement.
Hugh Jackman steps out for his daily exercise in a facemask with his daughter in New York City
The actor donned a face mask as he stepped out for his daily exercise in the Big Apple on Wednesday. Safety first: Hugh Jackman stepped out for his daily exercise with a face mask on while taking a stroll around New York with his daughter Ava and their pet poochesAs of Thursday, New York City has more than 138,863 confirmed cases and 5,489 deaths. If you have to be outside, limit exposure to others.' 'If you have to be outside, limit exposure to others!' Last weekend Hugh took a moment to ask his Instagram followers to 'stay home and do the right thing', before reminding people limit outside exposure and practice proper social-distancing
NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts will launch to the space station during a pandemic
(CNN) Two Russian cosmonauts, Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy are expected to launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday morning at 4:05 a.m. The planned launch comes at a time when many events have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But many of the health and safety precautions taken were standard for astronauts launching to the space station. "The health and welfare of the crew is always paramount," said Courtney Beasley, communications specialist at NASA's Johnson Space Center. This ensures that they aren't sick or incubating an illness when they get to the space station, and is called 'health stabilization.'"
Canadian rapper Jahkoy Palmer reveals the REAL reason he split with Instagram star Tammy Hembrow
They confirmed their split in March, but neither Jahkoy Palmer and Tammy Hembrow explained the reason behind the break-up. During an Instagram Q&A on Thursday, Jahkoy was asked 'what happened' with his former 'obsession' Tammy. Revealed: Canadian rapper Jahkoy Palmer (pictured left) has explained the REAL reason he split with Instagram sensation Tammy Hembrow (pictured right). Tammy lives on the Gold Coast in Australia with her two young children, Wolf and Saskia, while Jahkoy lives in Toronto, Canada. 'No, I'm happy,' Jahkoy replied.
[News Focus] Compared with OECD average, South Korea has far fewer foreign residents
Foreign students take part in a hands-on “hanbok” festival, where they had a chance to try on Korea’s traditional costume, in downtown Seoul. But the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development showed that Korea has far fewer foreign residents in proportion to its population, compared with other member countries. The OECD defines a foreign national as someone who still holds foreign nationality, whether or not they were born in the host country. According to a comparison of 33 of the 36 OECD members, the average percentage of foreign residents came to 8.8 percent as of 2018 (or whenever the latest available data was posted for specific nations). But that projection refers to foreigners residing in the nation on a broader basis, not just the long-term foreign residents counted in the OECD data.
Video: Alarming 3D model shows how a cough can linger in the air
Video: Shocking coronavirus simulation shows how infected shopper can cough cloud of deadly droplets across TWO supermarket aisles - with bug hanging in the air for 'several minutes'Alarming 3D model produced by Aalto University shows how a cough can linger in the air of an indoor environment for minutes.
UBS y Credit Suisse posponen parcialmente sus dividendos
FOTO DE ARCHIVO: Los logos de los bancos suizos UBS y Credit Suisse se ven en las sucursales de Basilea, Suiza, el 2 de marzo de 2020. Ambos bancos dijeron el jueves que tenían fuertes posiciones de capital y liquidez, lo que les permitía apoyar a la economía suiza y a sus clientes en la crisis y también pagar sus dividendos, pero que habían cedido a la presión de FINMA. Credit Suisse dijo que iba a revisar su propuesta de dividendos y que, en lugar de un dividendo total de 0,2776 francos suizos por acción, propondría una distribución en efectivo de 0,1388 francos por acción. La mitad se pagaría con cargo a beneficios retenidos y la otra mitad con cargo a reservas. FINMA expresó su satisfacción con la decisión en un comunicado.
Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, Completes Acquisition of CMORE Automotive
The acquisition builds on Luxoft’s capabilities in data-driven development, testing and validation of Autonomous Drive/Advanced Driver Assistance SystemsZUG, Switzerland — Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC), today announced the completion of its acquisition of CMORE Automotive, an independent services provider dedicated to the development and validation of AI-driven mobility systems. Luxoft had announced a definitive agreement to acquire CMORE Automotive on March 5, 2020 and received final regulatory approval on March 24, 2020. About LuxoftLuxoft, a DXC Technology Company, (NYSE: DXC), is a digital strategy and software engineering firm providing bespoke technology solutions that drive business change for customers the world over. About DXC TechnologyDXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global companies run their mission critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. DXC disclaims any intention or obligation to update these forward-looking statements whether as a result of subsequent event or otherwise, except as required by law.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson's plight echoes Lloyd George's Spanish flu in WWI
Boris Johnson is the first serving British prime minister to become indisposed for decades -- but in the past some of his most prominent political ancestors were also taken ill while in office. Notably, Johnson's hero Winston Churchill twice caught pneumonia during World War Two. The "Spanish flu" pandemic that struck that year has been described as one of the 20th century's greatest medical disasters. The prime minister survived, but according to reports quoting his valet, it was a close-run thing. David Lloyd George (L), with Italy's Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Georges Clémenceau of France, and US President Woodrow Wilson, United States President, Versailles, Jan. 1919.
Investcorp buys German cybersecurity firm Avira
BERLIN (Reuters) - German cybersecurity firm Avira said on Thursday that it had agreed to be acquired by $31 billion alternative investment manager Investcorp. The deal to buy Avira, which was founded in 1986, was worth $180 million, according to a source familiar with the matter. It is subject to anti-trust approval.
U.S. Democrats debate how to hit Trump on coronavirus and economy amid crisis
Trump has provided Democrats with plenty of political fodder, including leading a slow-footed federal response to an outbreak that has caused profound economic, health and social disruption. But fortunately for Democrats, Donald Trump has the biggest bully pulpit.”Yet seven months from Election Day, Democrats have not matched the attention Trump can command with daily, nationally televised briefings that can exceed two hours. “There has been gross incompetence” by Trump and that’s “a huge vulnerability,” said Jim Margolis, a leading Democratic communications consultant. “This moment is exactly wrong for President Trump because he can’t distract people from a pandemic with a provocative tweet,” said Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz. Yet at the same time, Democratic political groups are spending millions on television and digital ads that pull few punches.
Tourismus vor Corona-Zeiten - Übernachtungsplus von fast 8 Prozent
The entrance of Adlon hotel is pictured during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Michele TantussiBerlin (Reuters) - Der stark von der Corona-Krise betroffene Tourismus in Deutschland hat vor Ausbreitung der Epidemie noch gute Geschäfte gemacht. Im Februar lag die Zahl der Übernachtungen in- und ausländischer Gäste bei 30 Millionen und damit 7,7 Prozent über dem Vorjahr, wie das Statistische Bundesamt am Donnerstag mitteilte. Grund sind die strikten Maßnahmen im Kampf gegen die Pandemie - vor allem die Ausgangs- und Kontaktsperren. Lobbyverbände von Tourismus und Gastgewerbe betonen, dass viel Betriebe ohne schnelle staatliche Hilfe nicht überleben werden.
Intensive care doctor gives glimpse from the frontline in stark coronavirus diary
An intensive care doctor has revealed the stark reality of life at the NHS frontline against coronavirus as she admitted in a daily diary, 'I can't remember ever losing this many patients in a week'. We had a number of patients die - I can't remember ever losing this many in a week.' Dr Abthorpe said her hospital's two intensive care units (ICU) were full with coronavirus patients, as was a new unit created on site. Other departments were being repurposed to take Covid-19 patients and medics in other specialisms were being moved into critical care. Some medics have complained about a lack of protective equipment they need to treat coronavirus patients without being put at risk of contracting coronavirus.
RBA figures show Australians started hoarding CASH as corona panic struck
Panicked Australians have withdrawn millions of dollars from their bank accounts amid the coronavirus crisis, forcing banks to truck in more cash. Figures released by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) show there was a sharp increase in cash withdrawals as soon as infection rates started to rise. Writing in their bi-annual Financial Stability Review on Thursday, the bank said rich customers were taking precautions and taking their money out. 'Over-the-counter withdrawals of cash from banks were elevated over the second half of March as some customers with large balances sought to hold precautionary funds,' the report said. Vital supplies such as toilet paper and pasta have slowly returned to shelves as purchase rates return to normal.
Fuel prices are falling quickest in the West Midlands and is cheapest in Northern Ireland
The cost of filling up a car with petrol can currently vary by more than £3.50 in Britain as average fuel prices drop at a differing pace across the country, This is Money can reveal. The difference in unleaded prices is as much as 8p-a-litre depending on where you live - which can translates to a gulf of £3.78 to fill up, the AA says. This is the area home to the first independent fuel retailer to offer petrol for less than £1-a-litre a fortnight ago - a Murco station outside Birmingham. Average prices are falling fastest in the West Midlands. Unleaded prices fell at the slowest rate in the North East last week, down just 2p-a-litre on average.
Video: 'Teen Mom' star Jenelle Evans twerks in tiny bikini on TikTok
Video: Jenelle Evans hits back at body shamers as she twerks by the pool in her bikini: 'When people talk about my weight, I'll just keep on dancing''Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans puts her curves on display as she posts two risque TikTok videos where she twerks in a bikini. The controversial TV star lip syncs to Spongebob Squarenpants before twerking.
Are Vegetables Worth A Human Life? Man Killed By Neighbour After Trying To Stop Argument Over Lack Of Food
A 65 year-old man was beaten to death by his neighbour in Delhi's Shahdara area amid the national lockdown. The elderly man was beaten to death by his neighbour over vegetables in the food being distributed to the needy. It is being said the accused neighbour had started to fighting with the bhandara organisers for serving less vegetables. Representational ImageThe deceased identified at Santlal, tried to talk out the accused, Nanhe, from fighting with the bhandara organisers. Representational Image/BCCLPolice said that Santlal owned an electrical repair shop and his family was depending on the food distribution for their meals after the shop shut for the lockdown.
Crash with Las Vegas police vehicle leads to DUI arrest
Just before 10 p.m. near Harmon Avenue and McLeod Drive, the Metro unit was proceeding through an intersection when the collision occurred. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Las Vegas Review-Journal/File)A driver was arrested after running a stop sign and striking a Metropolitan Police Department vehicle Wednesday night, police said. Nobody was reported to have major injuries, but the driver was detained on suspicion of driving under the influence, Metro Lt. Miguel Ibarra said. Just before 10 p.m. near Harmon Avenue and McLeod Drive, the Metro unit was proceeding through an intersection when the collision occurred, according to the police. Ibarra said traffic investigators responded to the crash and determined the person was intoxicated.
Violences conjugales : pendant le confinement, maintenir à tout prix le dialogue avec les victimes
Depuis le début du confinement lié à la pandémie de Covid-19, les violences domestiques et conjugales ont fortement augmenté en France. Face à l'urgence, les autorités ont multiplié les points d’accueil pour venir en aide aux victimes. Pendant plus de quatre ans, cette jeune femme a subi les assauts sexuels et les insultes de son mari. Et entre inactivité, promiscuité et anxiété générale, le confinement est un facteur aggravant pour les violences domestiques et conjugales. Les associations dénoncent enfin une forme d’inertie dans les tribunaux.
Inslee sending back CenturyLink field hospital to federal government to help states hit harder by coronavirus
Jay Inslee Wednesday announced he would return to the federal government the field hospital recently assembled in Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center to help the health care system cope with the new coronavirus. In addition to the return of the field hospital, Inslee announced Sunday that he was returning 400 ventilators to the federal government’s national stockpile, to assist other states in worse shape. Set up about a week ago by hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers, the 250-bed field hospital was intended to handle any overflow of non-COVID-19 patients while area medical centers dealt with the pandemic. The 62nd Medical Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and the 627th Hospital Center and 10th Field Hospital, both based at Fort Carson, Colorado, were assigned to staff the facility. In an email, Inslee spokeswoman Tara Lee wrote that other than the field hospital and the 400 ventilators, she wasn’t aware of the state returning any other medical supplies to the federal government.
Huge Australian household debt threatens to worsen recession
This raises the risk that the recovery could taker longer and could increase financial stability concerns if people can’t cover their loans. Household debt is almost double disposable income, twice the level of the U.S., and well over a year’s annual output. What happens after COVID, from an economy perspective, that we simply don’t know.”The unemployment outlook is a center of conjecture. Analysis from the RBA found around two-thirds of home-owner debt is held by the top 40 percent of income earners. “Australia’s high household debt was never going to be a cause of a recession, but it would quite possibly magnify the impact of anything else that caused a recession,” said Saul Eslake, an independent economist who has analyzed the Australian economy for 40 years.
European stocks open higher after Wall Street rally
European stocks opened higher Thursday after a strong rally on Wall Street as policymakers globally discuss how to re-open their economies. The German DAX DAX, +2.01% and the U.K. FTSE 100 UKX, +2.27% each rose 1.4% in opening trade, while futures on the Dow industrials YM00, +1.26% rose 233 points.
The story of Tunnel 29
They knew the Stasi had no details about their original tunnel and so they decided to try again. It was now September 1962, and the original tunnel had dried out enough to allow work to re-start. The diggers would either have to abandon the tunnel or break through into a random basement. Tunnel 29, after the leak had dried out. Tunnel 29, after the leak had dried out.
A year on, Tiger Woods' fifth green jacket feels like the greatest ever sporting comeback
About the only upside to this year’s Masters being postponed is that it allows Tiger Woods’ miraculous victory 12 months ago to reverberate longer in the memory. In calendar terms - if the tournament can be staged in November - Woods will have been champion for 19 months. But his fifth green jacket at the age of 43 this time last year is eternal. George Foreman reclaiming the world title at 45 was mentioned, too. Jack Nicklaus regaining the Masters title in 1986 at 46 was no one-paragraph tale either.
How will my Royal Mail deliveries be affected?
Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlinesWill Royal Mail work as normal? Shane O’Riordain, managing director of marketing, regulation and corporate affairs at Royal Mail told The Independent: “ The mail is still scheduled to be collected and delivered as normal. The Royal Mail also says it has contingency plans in place if the situation changes further: “We have strong contingency plans in place to ensure mail is kept moving. The Royal Mail reassures customers that they have adopted revised health and safety measures in line with PHE advise. “We are implementing a new rule that means there will only be one person in a Royal Mail delivery vehicle at any one time.
Wells Fargo customers miss out on billions in stimulus aid
But like thousands of other small businesses who bank with Wells Fargo, he never got the chance. Since early 2018, the Federal Reserve has restricted Wells Fargo from growing larger than $1.95 trillion in assets. “I feel like I’m a hostage that Wells Fargo is using to try to lift their asset cap,” Brawley said. When he checked the Wells Fargo website late Sunday, he got the same message that thousands of others got: you’re too late. “There’s a huge negative impact on Wells Fargo’s small business customers.
Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inmate, five staff members test positive for COVID-19 at state Department of Corrections
Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inmate, five staff members test positive for COVID-19 at state Department of CorrectionsAn inmate at the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester tested positive for COVID-19, the state Department of Corrections announced Tuesday. Four staff members who work inside correctional facilities and one probation and parole officer also have tested positive. The Corrections Department "is working with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to continue implementing its response to the pandemic and preventing community spread," according to a department press release. This is the first official positive case identified in a state correctional facility.
El Dr. Pedro Cahn hace un llamado a la solidaridad ante el brote de coronavirus
El director científico de la Fundación Huésped en Argentina pidió por una mayor colaboración entre los ciudadanos por el brote del covid-19. El médico advirtió sobre las posibles consecuencias del virus en caso de que se haga lo contrario.
Australian police seize black box from cruise ship linked to coronavirus outbreak
(CNN) Australian police boarded the Ruby Princess cruise ship Wednesday night to gather evidence for an investigation into how thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney last month resulting in a spike of coronavirus cases. Over 600 cases and 15 deaths have been linked to the ship, according to public broadcaster ABC. Last week, police launched a probe into just why the Ruby Princess was allowed to dock in Sydney, dropping off 2,600 passengers, despite widespread concerns over coronavirus and multiple previous outbreaks elsewhere in the world involving cruise ship. New South Wales police commissioner Mick Fuller said Wednesday that the ship's captain was "extremely helpful," and that the black box, a recorder similar to that found on airplanes, was recovered along with other evidence. Officers went on the ship under the powers of the NSW coroner who has started a preliminary investigation.
Florence Pugh calls out online trolls for criticising relationship with Zach Braff over age difference
Florence Pugh has called out online trolls for criticising her relationship with fellow actor Zach Braff. On Monday, Pugh, 24, shared a rare photograph of Braff on Instagram to mark his 45th birthday. “I have only been an Instagram page that tries to bring some light and tries to be positive, and tries to make people smile. It’s not the first time Pugh has publicly defended her relationship with Braff. Neither Braff nor Pugh have spoken about their relationship in interviews, though they have been regularly photographed out in public together since April 2019.
Dear Abby: Offended husband picks fights with adult children
DEAR ABBY: My husband wants me to stop speaking to our adult children. This upset my husband because he felt he was being blamed for her issues and disrespected when my son refused to come home. My husband feels I should stop speaking to him, too, to support him. She left behind her husband of 19 years, three children, my parents and myself (along with many other family members and friends). Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.
Más de 1,5 millones de casos del nuevo coronavirus en todo el mundo
Varias personas con mascarillas contemplan cómo suena el reloj astronómico de la plaza de la Ciudad Vieja de Praga, el 8 de abril de 2020 en la capital checaAnuncios Lee masParís (AFP)Al menos 1.502.478 de personas infectadas por el nuevo coronaviros fueron registradas oficialmente en 192 países y territorios y 87.320 de ellas fallecieron, según un recuento de la AFP establecido este jueves a las 05H30 GMT basándose en fuentes oficiales. Estados Unidos (432.132 casos y 14.817 muertos) es el país con más enfermos y donde la pandemia avanza más rápidamente e Italia (139.422 casos y 17.669 muertos), el que lamenta la mayor cantidad de fallecimientos. España registra por su parte 146.690 casos y 14.555 muertos, ubicándose en segundo lugar por números de casos, detrás de Estados Unidos, y en tercer lugar por números de muertos, luego de Italia y Estados Unidos. Europa es el continente con mayor cantidad de casos (772.592) y muertos (61.118). El número de casos diagnosticados refleja solamente una parte del número real de contagiados, debido a que algunos países hacen hacen pruebas de diagnóstico solamente en los casos más graves.
Lockdown extension considered
BBC Copyright: BBCThe distribution of protective equipment has been “our major difficulty” according to Jason Leitch. The national clinical director told Good Morning Scotland there is a good supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) but “we need to get the right stuff to the right people in the right places”. Dr Leitch said he is going to speak to the medics who raised concerns about PPE. He added: “We need to make it clear that we don’t want everybody in the whole health and social care system to wear the top end of PPE, it wouldn’t work – not because there is not supply but because it is horrid [to use].”
Cardi B is furious young voters did not show up to support Bernie Sanders in his presidential bid
Cardi B on Wednesday night delivered a spirited series of political takes - most passionately, a disappointed one after Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race earlier in the day. 'Y'all wasn't voting, y'all wasn't voting, what the f*** was up with that?' Cardi B and Bernie took part in a discussion last summer in a nail bar, which they chat about issues ranging from climate change to the minimum wage to eliminating student debt. 'I do not want 45 to be president again, now y'all this s*** is very f***ing serious,' Cardi B said. Cardi B added that she thinks Trump doesn't 'give a f***' about the issues minorities will face amid the upcoming economic conditions.
Bank of England to temporarily finance UK government spending
The financial district of the UK is unusually quiet after the government requested people to refrain from all but essential travel and activities yesterday. The Bank of England (BoE) has agreed temporarily to finance government borrowing in response to COVID-19 if funds cannot immediately be raised from debt markets, reviving a measure last used to any large degree during the 2008 financial crisis. Britain's government typically borrows money direct from markets through bond issuance, and this week financial markets showed a strong appetite to fund more than 10 billion pounds ($12.4 billion) of government bonds, some at record-low yields. The facility currently has borrowing of 400 million pounds, and usage previously peaked at 19.9 billion pounds in 2008. The United Kingdom Debt Management Office is due to publish updated debt issuance plans on April 23.
Caitlyn Jenner dresses down in hoodie and baggy slacks in Malibu during coronavirus lockdown
But Caitlyn Jenner didn't feel the need for added precautions as she stopped by a supermarket in Malibu to grab an iced beverage from the in-store Starbucks. Out and about: Caitlyn Jenner ran some errands in Malibu on Wednesday, stopping by a supermarket to pick up an iced beverage to go as the coronavirus lockdown continuesCaitlyn was dressed down in a blue logo'd hoodie advertising Jackson Hole in Wyoming. She added baggy black slacks and a pink Malibu baseball cap pulled down over her hair that was styled in a ponytail. She then pans the camera to reveal the stunning views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of her living room. Chores: The trans reality star posted a video to Instagram Wednesday in which she's vaccuming the carpets of her Malibu hilltop home.
Video: Sikh volunteers hand deliver eggs and bread during the pandemic
Video: Sikh volunteers are feeding vulnerable residents with essential groceries during the COVID-19 lockdownSikh volunteers in New Zealand continue to hand deliver eggs and bread to vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.
India's poor hit hardest by virus lockdown
India's poorest have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus lockdownAdvertising Read moreGhaziabad (India) (AFP)With his rickshaw sitting idle outside his one-room shack, Sailesh Kumar is one of the hundreds of millions of poor Indians hit the hardest by the world's biggest coronavirus lockdown. He left his home village in Bihar, India's poorest state, seven years ago "for a better life" and "good education" for his kids. Before India's 21-day lockdown began on March 25, the 38-year-old earned -- on a good day -- the equivalent of $4 a day cycling his rickshaw, while his wife cooked and cleaned as a domestic worker. Now with all activity except essential services halted in the country of 1.3 billion people, Kumar can't work, and his wife's employers wouldn't even let her in the building. The situation is similarly grim for Ram Kumar Gautam, hundreds of kilometres (miles) away in the Mumbai neighbourhood of Dharavi, India's biggest slum.
US needs more 'helicopter money' to cushion coronavirus impact, says Anthony Scaramucci
Anthony Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner of Skybridge Capital. Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan | Getty ImagesThe U.S. needs more "helicopter money" to help its economy recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, said Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge fund investor who briefly served as President Donald Trump's White House communications chief. Helicopter money refers to a last resort type of monetary stimulus, which involves printing large sums of money and distributing it to the public to encourage people to spend more and thus, boost the economy. "I think they need to put up more helicopter money," Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner of Skybridge Capital, told CNBC's "Capital Connection" on Thursday. Those are moves that have injected a lot of money into the economy, said Scaramucci.
Businesses brace for liquidity crisis by selling assets
From January to April 7, 29 companies sold a combined 1.5 trillion won ($1.23 billion) worth of tangible assets, compared to 481.6 billion won worth assets sold by 18 companies during the same period last year, the bourse operator said. Last year it sold 13 stores across the nation for a total of 952.5 billion won. The cosmetics firm sold an office building in Gangnam-gu, which used to house employees of its affiliates, for 160 billion won in March. The combined value of equities sold by companies this year, until April 7, also increased to 2.07 trillion won, up from 1.4 trillion won during the same period last year. Tech giant LG Electronics offloaded 668.8 billion won worth of shares in its Chinese branch LG Holdings while commodity trader LG International sold 341.2 billion worth stocks in the tech firm’s Chinese branch.
Virgin Australia will give back annual leave to workers who were stood down amid coronavirus
Virgin Australia has re-credited leave to staff forced to take time off when the coronavirus caused the airline to stand down thousands of its workers. It comes after the federal parliament passed the $1500 fortnightly wage subsidy, which is expected to help pay aviation workers caught in the economic storm. Transport Workers' Union secretary Michael Kaine has welcomed Virgin's move and called on Qantas to match it. Last month, Qantas stood down 20,000 staff or two-thirds of its workforce, giving them the option to take paid annual leave or unpaid time off work. Around 8,000 staff out of 10,000 were stood down amid the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus stimulus checks, unemployment claims, astronauts launch to ISS: 5 things to know Thursday
EditorsUSA TODAYEconomists anxiously await jobless claims figureMore tough economic news is likely on tap Thursday when the Labor Department reports unemployment claims for the week ending April 4. A stunning 10 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits in the past two weeks, reflecting the damage caused by the coronavirus crisis. Americans could start receiving stimulus checks todayMillions of taxpayers could begin receiving the much-awaited stimulus cash by direct deposit as early as Thursday. Astronauts set to launch to ISS despite pandemicThe coronavirus pandemic is forcing people to stay home, but three astronauts on Thursday will experience a different type of isolation and quarantine — in space. Camilla tested negative but went into self-isolation in another part of the house.
96-Jähriger von Covid geheilt
Denn der Spanier ist bereits 96 Jahre alt. Und die Heilchancen in diesem Alter sind sehr gering. Er erinnert sich: "Ich habe dem Tod ins Auge gesehen, es hätte mir nichts ausgemacht zu sterben." Vicente: "Weil ich bereits im Sterben lag." Eine Zeit, die er auf ausdrücklichen Wunsch in der Nähe seiner Familie und Nachbarn verbringt.
Todd Chrisley, 52, reveals he was hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus
Todd Chrisley is the latest celebrity to test positive for the coronavirus. The reality star, 52, revealed on Wednesday that his battle with COVID-19 landed him in a hospital for nearly five days, leaving him in the worst condition of his life. 'I have been battling corona for three weeks, I was in the hospital for four and a half days - fever between 100-103,' he said on the family podcast, Chrisley Confessions. Tough times: Todd Chrisley, 52, revealed on Wednesday that his battle with COVID-19 landed him in a hospital for nearly five days, leaving him in the worst condition of his life. He shared a shot with his wife Julie, 47, on Instagram'It has been the sickest that I have ever been in the 52 years that I have been on this earth,' he said.
Coronavirus in Suifenhe: Remote border town locks down as China opens up
On Wednesday, China reported 59 imported cases of Covid-19 across the whole country. According to state media, 25 of them entered the country via Suifenhe - making the remote north-east crossing something of a hotspot. The patients were all returning Chinese citizens who had flown from Moscow to Vladivostok, a Russian city around 100 miles south. Russia closed its border with China in February. "Of course I'm very scared," one woman who runs a bakery shop told the BBC.
NFL Draft 2020: Ranking the top 10 cornerbacks
The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy gives his top 10 cornerbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft:1. Jeff Okudah, Ohio State, 6-1, 205Finding flaws here feels like nitpicking. Future All-Pro will shut down receivers on the perimeter and drop his shoulder to stop the run. Kristian Fulton, LSU, 6-0, 197More inconsistent than expected from an LSU cornerback — loses more 50/50 balls than he wins — but willing to take an island and fight. Damon Arnette, Ohio State, 6-0, 195Made a big leap forward in 2019.
Europe's governments need to support each other in coronavirus fight - Lagarde to paper
MILAN (Reuters) - Europe’s governments need to support each other to put in place the best policies to counter the shock from the coronavirus emergency, ECB President Christine Lagarde said in a letter to Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore.After outlining the European Central Bank’s response to help families and businesses during the health crisis, Lagarde said budgetary and monetary policies needed to be aligned and conditions needed to be equal for all to fight the emergency. “If not all countries are taken care of, the others will also suffer... solidarity is in the interest of all,” she said.
UN Security Council to meet on coronavirus pandemic
Advertising Read moreUnited Nations (United States) (AFP)After weeks of disagreement -- especially between the United States and China -- the UN Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic for the first time. Led by Germany, nine of the council's 10 non-permanent members requested the closed-door meeting -- a video conference to maintain social distancing -- last week, fed up with the body's inaction over the unprecedented global crisis. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to focus on efforts to fight the pandemic, peacekeeping missions and fostering unity between the non-permanent members and the five permanent ones. That one has so far only had input from the permanent members, which diplomats from non-permanent countries told AFP has been "very frustrating." In the Security Council, at least nine votes out of 15 are necessary to adopt a resolution, without a veto of one of the five permanent members.
On our own: Forgotten household skills, revived for new use
On our own: Forgotten household skills, revived for new useMending clothes. A generation or two ago, household skills like these were common, learned at home and at school. Then it became easier to toss things out rather than fix them, quicker to call the professionals. Now, in an unsettling era of staying at home and not knowing what will be available tomorrow, the old ways are being dusted off and relearned. Since the coronavirus has shuttered many small businesses that do our work and supply our things, millions of people trying to stay home are driven by necessity — or boredom — to do more cooking, cleaning, fixing, grooming and other practical skills themselves.
Joe Exotic's husband Dillon Passage wants Zac Efron to play him in a Tiger King movie
Tiger King struck while iron was hot, as it's become a Netflix sensation since premiering last month during quarantine. And star Joe Exotic's latest young groom Dillon Passage has made it clear he wants none other than Zac Efron to play him. His pick came as Rob Lowe campaigned to play the Tiger King himself, even getting into character with a hilarious shoot. He doesn’t refer to David Spade as David Spade — he refers to him as "Joe Dirt."' Kate McKinnon has already signed on to executive produce and play Exotic's nemesis Carole Baskin in a limited series based on the podcast Joe Exotic: Tiger King.
USA: 5 millions de nouveaux chômeurs attendus en une semaine
Ce sont en effet 5 millions de personnes qui pourraient avoir rempli un dossier d'allocation entre le 29 mars et le 4 avril, estiment les analystes. La semaine précédente avait vu un record historique, avec 6,65 millions de nouveaux demandeurs d'emploi. Au total sur les deux dernières semaines de mars, 10 millions de personnes s'étaient inscrites pour la première fois, du jamais vu. "La situation actuelle n'est pas directement comparable à la crise financière de la décennie précédente", ont-ils jugé. Les analystes de Barclays tablent même sur 5,5 millions de nouveaux demandeurs pour la semaine passée: "d'après nos estimations, bien que les demandes aient ralenti par rapport à la semaine précédente, les chiffres du chômage continuent leur ascension".
Will students at elite colleges abide online education? Not likely
Most online instruction isn’t as effective as the traditional kind, which is why elite schools have consistently resisted it. “This transition to online classes represents a notable reduction in educational and instructional quality,” the petition declared. “We reject the assumption that an online Zoom education is equitable in content and value.”Some elite schools already offer online courses and programs. Of the mostly working class and minority students who attended for-profit institutions in 2016, almost half were enrolled exclusively in online classes. And whatever type of school they patronized, African-Americans were more likely than any other demographic group to take all of their courses online.
COVID-19 pandemic complicates demands on U.N. peacekeeping operations
Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the U.N. under-secretary general for peacekeeping operations, said Wednesday that as of right now he had not received any requests to withdraw peacekeeping troops because of COVID-19. This week the U.N. extended that new policy through June 30, and it now applies to all countries where U.N. peacekeepers are deployed. Measures taken against COVID-19 have had an impact on the U.N.’s peacekeeping operations, a diplomat said on condition of anonymity. But it also amounts to an implicit ask for countries contributing troops to keep them right where they are. UN peace operations “will need to be able to continue their operations to support the host countries in this especially challenging time,” the EU added.
Coronavirus could shut Britain's organ donor network
Hundreds of gravely ill Britons waiting for organ transplants fear they could die in self-isolation because procedures have largely been stopped because of coronavirus. People who undergo organ transplants are immuno-suppressed which leaves them at risk of picking up disease (stock image)She told the BBC: 'Having to go into hospital while there are coronavirus patients there is very worrying. 'NHS capacity to deal with COVID-19 at this time and the safety of organ donation and patients in need of a transplant is paramount. 'Ensuring the safety of organ donation and transplantation during this pandemic is creating substantial challenges.' Lifesaving organ transplants are still going ahead on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of local units' clinical staff.
ECB's Lagarde - let's not get fixated on coronabonds
FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde attends an Eurozone Finance Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) - Europe should not get hung up on the idea of issuing coronabonds through a specially created European rescue fund, ECB President Christine Lagarde said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday. “I don’t think that we should get fixated on ‘coronabonds’. In Europe, things take a bit more time than we would like, but we always find a solution,” she told French daily Le Parisien. She added there could be other forms of solidarity between European countries such as joint spending from a shared budget or a reconstruction fund to finance more green growth of digital investments after the current crisis.
Why New Orleans Has Become a Coronavirus Hot Spot
Electric Scooters: Israel’s Two-Wheeled Solution to Traffic and SabbathElectric-scooter rental companies are hitting speed bumps in the U.S. over safety and other concerns. But in Tel Aviv, one in 10 residents has rented a Bird e-scooter, and the city appears to be embracing them. WSJ’s Jason Bellini takes a look at the challenges and potential lessons of the e-scooter craze.
Tokyo Disney parks to extend closure again over coronavirus
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will again extend their closure and decide their reopening date in mid-May to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in line with the government’s request, operator Oriental Land Co. said Thursday. The company said on March 27, 12 days after they were originally hoping to reopen, that Tokyo Disney Resorts would reopen April 20 or later. The declaration enables local authorities to instruct people to stay at home and companies to close large facilities. The operator will also extend the closure of its four group hotels, which are inside or near the parks, such as the Disney Ambassador Hotel. The opening date of Tokyo Disneyland’s newly developed area will be decided after the parks reopen, the company said.
COVID-19 godet turizmin, operatorët turistikë kërkojnë ndihmën e qeverisë
Text size Aa AaPandemia globale vijon të reflektojë probleme të mëdha në disa sektorë të ekonomisë në Shqipëri. Një sektor i goditur rëndë dy herë nga dy fatkeqësi natyrore”, tha ai. Nuk themi komplet sepse një pjesë janë parapaguar dhe janë në pritje se si do të shkojë situata. Në këto kushte për një rifillim të ri, shpresat janë të vogla në lidhje me çdo përparim që mund të ndodh. Sipas tij, shoqatat turistike i kanë dërguar kërkesa direkte qeverisë dhe kërkojnë prej saj të marrë masa të menjëhershme.
LaLiga chief Javier Tebas believes Spanish top flight will be as just strong without Lionel Messi
LaLiga chief Javier Tebas believes the Spanish top flight will be just as strong without Lionel Messi should the Barcelona star depart. Serie A side Inter Milan are plotting a sensational move for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner. Serie A side Inter Milan are plotting a sensational move for Barcelona star Lionel MessiWhile Tebas is keen to see Messi remain at the Catalan giants he insists LaLiga will not be negatively impacted should the superstar leave. LaLiga chief Javier Tebas believes the Spanish top flight will be just as strong without Messi'I would like Messi to stay here, but if he leaves it would not be a drama. Former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti believes that it isn't 'an impossible dream' for the Italian side to sign Messi this summer.
Thursday morning news briefing: When lockdown could be lifted
Ministers are expected to delay making an announcement on how - and when - to lift the coronavirus lockdown, concerned about arriving at a decision while Boris Johson remains in intensive care. After the Prime Minister spent a fourth night in hospital, Dominic Raab, who is deputising, will chair a Cobra emergency committee today. As ministers' minds turn towards an exit strategy, a global health expert predicts Britain's lockdown may be lifted when Covid-19 cases consistently fall below 50 a day. Country by country, this is how the rest of the world is preparing to ease lockdown. Read Cody Weddle's dispatch and view more pictures of how the world is fighting the pandemic in global gallery.
The nurses risking it all on the frontline of Britain's coronavirus outbreak
White is a critical care nurse at a major teaching hospital in London and -- like nurses in almost every country around the world -- he couldn't be any more frontline in the battle against coronavirus. When coronavirus patients end up in hospital, it's nurses who care for them most of the time and who are responsible for making sure they receive the right treatment. "These are demanding patients," said Rosana Josep Zaragoza, a nurse working at Guy's Hospital in London, of ICU coronavirus cases. In the UK, nurses' pre-tax salaries start just below £25,000 ($30,000) a year. Josep Zaragoza, the Guy's Hospital nurse, has found herself exactly in that position.
La Bourse de Paris ouvre en hausse de 1,57%
La salle de contrôle d'Euronext, société qui gère la Bourse de ParisPublicité Lire la suiteParis (AFP)La Bourse de Paris a débuté sur une note optimiste (+1,57%) jeudi, soutenue par la clôture de Wall Street à l'orée d'une séance où les réunions de l'Opep et de l'Eurogroupe occuperont le devant de la scène, avant le long week-end de Pâques. A 09H00, l'indice CAC 40 montait de 69,55 points à 4.512,30 points. La veille, il avait fini à l'équilibre (+0,10%).
COVID-19 cases at Washington state prison set off demonstration by more than 100 inmates
COVID-19 cases at Washington state prison set off demonstration by more than 100 inmatesThere were no injuries reported, but officials believe the disturbance was sparked by recent positive COVID-19 cases at the facility.
WHO chief claims he was racially targeted by Taiwan
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. “This attack came from Taiwan,” said Tedros on Thursday. CLICK FOR THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUSPresident Trump has also voiced his frustrations with the organization. GET THE FOX NEWS APP“If you don’t want many more body bags you refrain from politicizing it – please quarantine politicizing COVID,” he said. Fox News' Adam Shaw and the Associated Press contributed to this report
Coronavirus live updates: U.S. deaths near 15,000 as European capitals look to extend lockdowns
A woman puts cloth face masks on a string to dry before distributing it for free around the neighbourhood, amid the spread of coronavirus disease outbreak, in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Willy Kurniawan / Reuters
Cadbury changes its logo for the first time in 50 years and will rollout first in Australia
Cadbury is changing its logo for the first time in 50 years. According the company, the new logo will be 'elevated, authentic and high quality'. According the company, the new logo will be 'elevated, authentic and high quality'The chocolate company said it took inspiration from the founder when it came to designing the new logo. 'The revitalisation of the Cadbury wordmark drew inspiration from the hand of founder John Cadbury himself to create a beautifully crafted signature with a more contemporary feel.' John Cadbury founded the chocolate company in 1824 in Birmingham, in the United Kingdom.
Markets poised for Opec decision as US jobless data looms - business live
03:13The Treasury has announced it is to extend its overdraft facility at the Bank of England in a fresh sign of the mounting financial pressure on the government caused by the Covid-19 enforced lockdown of the economy. Amid growing speculation that the quarantining will be extended next week, the Treasury said it needed extra firepower to support its cashflow and to ensure financial markets ran smoothly. The Treasury has a long-established overdraft facility at the Bank through the so-called “Ways and Means” facility. It currently stands at £400m but at times of crisis the chancellor can draw on it as a source of cash, and during the 2008 recession it rose to £19.8bn. They added:
Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 1.5 Million But 2,80,300 Have Fully Recovered Too
The worldwide number of fatalities from the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 86,289 on Wednesday, according to a tally compiled by news agency AFP from official sources. More than 1,469,920 declared cases have been registered in 192 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Since 1900 GMT Tuesday, 6,221 new deaths and 72,738 new cases were recorded worldwide. COVID -19 103.3 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 46.8 K SHARES 731 SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 201 SHARES 708 SHARES 1.5 K SHARESFrance has reported 10,869 deaths and 112,950 infections, followed by Britain with 7,097 deaths and 60,733 cases. Europe has listed 772,592 cases and 61,118 deaths to date, the US and Canada together have 423,535 cases with 14,285 deaths, Asia 125,864 cases and 4,409 deaths, the Middle East 89,003 cases and 4,238 deaths, Latin America and the Caribbean 40,671 cases with 1,612 deaths, Africa 11,119 cases with 571 deaths and Oceania 7,138 cases with 56 deaths.
British housebuilder Redrow furloughs 80% of workforce
FILE PHOTO: The company logo of construction company Redrow is pictured on a flag at a new housing development near Manchester northern England, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble(Reuters) - UK homebuilder Redrow said on Thursday it has put 80% of its workforce on government-sponsored furloughs amid the coronavirus pandemic, and has been approved as an issuer in the government’s emergency COVID financing scheme. The company said it would have access to 300 million pounds in additional funding under the government’s scheme (CCFF) and was also in negotiations with its banks to raise existing credit facilities by 100 million pounds.
Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over virus
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation on a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 22, 2020. Iran's supreme leader Sunday refused U.S. assistance to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation on a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 22, 2020. Iran's supreme leader Sunday refused U.S. assistance to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On our own: Forgotten household skills, revived for new use
On our own: Forgotten household skills, revived for new useThis April 3, 2020 photo shows Erin Bried, right, with her daughters Ellie, 9, left, and Bea, 4, as they sew masks. A generation or two ago, household skills like these were common, learned at home and at school. “I accomplished something real today!” Maria Kernahan, a real estate agent and children’s book author, said after installing a new thermostat herself in her Castle Park, Michigan, house. For her book, Bried interviewed women who had lived through the Great Depression and imparted lessons on how to make do and get by. Sharon Bowers, co-author with her husband, David, of a book about life skills called ``The Useful Book” (Workman), embraces the trend.
Asian shares mostly higher, lockdown feud drags Tokyo lower
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday though Japan’s benchmark fell as local leaders sparred with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government over measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. After a 3.4% overnight rally on Wall Street, markets advanced in Hong Kong, Sydney and Shanghai. Investors seem reassured by signs that deaths and infections may be nearing a peak or plateau in some of the world’s hardest-hit areas. And a meeting of oil producers planned for Thursday has raised hopes energy companies might get some relief in the form of production cuts to help support crude prices amid collapsing demand. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.3%, to 19,298.64, after the central bank governor said the economy faces “extremely high” uncertainty over the likely impact of the pandemic.
¿Qué tan eficientes son las mascarillas frente al coronavirus?
El Dr. Pedro Cahn explica quienes son las personas que necesitan usar más las mascarillas durante la crisis de coronavirus. Y da su opinión sobre la creación y el uso de mascarillas caseras.
Afraid of Zoombombing? Try Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, WebEx for virtual classes
(Elon Musk's Space X company and rival Google also asked employees to remove Zoom from company computers, citing security concerns.) Microsoft TeamsThe software, which is aimed at enterprises, is free for schools, students and teachers who can sign up with their school IDs. You can also remove participants during a meeting, designate "presenters" and "attendees," and control which meeting participants can present content. Anyone can hold a meeting with WebEx with as many as 100 participants and meet as long as you want. Cisco says the free version of WebEx has advanced security such as the ability to lock and unlock the meeting room.
Instagram comedian is slammed after filming himself spitting at photos of women
A wannabe Instagram comedian has been slammed on social media after he filmed himself spitting at photos of women while mocking their appearance. Look after your kids be a good example,' he says before bizarrely spitting into the camera in disgust. In another video, Najjar takes aim at women with cheek fillers, which he referred to as a 'new trend amongst the female species.' 'Imagine being a grown man wasting their time & day making Instagram video rants,' one person said. 'Stop degrading women, whatever a women chooses to post does not define them as a f***ing mother.
Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row
It said it regretted Prof Ferrari's comments. One MEP had earlier been quoted accusing Prof Ferrari of taking a "window-dressing public relations stand". When he took up the role as head of the European Research Council he stressed his commitment to serving society. Prof Ferrari describes how he then worked directly with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and developed a plan which she contributed to. The Commission said it was grateful for Prof Ferrari's "strong personal investment" and wished him well for the future.
Top Colleges by Size in the West
Top Colleges by Size in the West The University of California system and the Claremont Colleges consortium figure prominently in these lists from the WSJ/THE College Rankings
Singapore considers solar energy imports to cut emissions
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is considering importing solar electricity as the city-state looks to diversify its energy supply and meet its goal of cutting net greenhouse emissions to net zero by the second half of the century. A view of public apartment blocks, with solar panels affixed to the roof of some blocks, in Singapore June 27, 2019. She added that Singapore is currently studying the possibility of importing solar electricity, but did not give further details. Reuters reported in November that two Australian billionaires have invested tens of millions of dollars in a project to supply solar power from northern Australia to Singapore via the world’s longest subsea high voltage cable. Apart from solar, Singapore is also looking to other low-carbon alternatives.
Seoul stocks hike 1.6% on eased coronavirus woes
(Yonhap)South Korean stocks rose more than 1 percent on Thursday on hopes that coronavirus infections around the globe are nearing a peak. The Korean won rose against the US dollar. US stocks soared amid the possibility that the coronavirus death toll and infections in the United States could peak this week, Huh Jae-hwan, a strategist at Eugene Investment Co., said. Foreigners continued to offload local stocks for the 26th consecutive session on Thursday. In Seoul, most large-cap stocks rose across the board.
El Nazareno de San Pablo recorrió una Caracas en cuarentena
Una celebración católica que se realiza año tras año, a casa llena, en la Basílica de Santa Teresa, en pleno corazón de Caracas. Como forma de compensar, la ruta de El Nazareno de San Pablo fue ampliada y en lugar de desarrollarse solo en el centro de Caracas, incluyó una gran parte de la capital. En 1696, la imagen fue sacada en procesión en medio de una peste que azotaba la Caracas colonial. Aquella historia fue inmortalizada en el poema de Andrés Eloy Blanco, que lamentaba la pérdida de aquel árbol y hasta del templo original en el que estaba el Nazareno:“¡Mal haya el sino de esa manoque desgajó la tradición…! Se trata de una de las actividades religiosas más concurridas de Venezuela, junto con la Divina Pastora en Barquisimeto, en el centroccidental estado Lara.
EU offers relief on reporting deadlines for funds in pandemic
LONDON (Reuters) - Investment funds should not face enforcement action by their national regulators for failing to meet reporting deadlines during the pandemic crisis, the European Union’s markets watchdog said on Thursday. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said it was aware that lockdowns in member states to prevent COVID-19 contagion present significant difficulties for fund managers and auditors to meet reporting deadlines. “In the current situation, ESMA expects national competent authorities to adopt a risk-based approach and not prioritise supervisory actions against these market participants in respect of the upcoming reporting deadlines,” the regulator said in a statement. “ESMA will continue to closely monitor the situation and will take or recommend any measures necessary to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on timely and appropriate periodic disclosure by fund managers in respect of the funds they manage or market.”
Bruno Fernandes reveals Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was key factor in Manchester United move
The 25-year-old has opened on why he wanted to complete move to Man UnitedManchester United's January signing Bruno Fernandes has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a key factor in his £68million move. Fernandes won the Premier League's Player of the Month award for February after making an instant impact at United. Bruno Fernandes has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a key factor in his £68m moveThe 25-year-old has opened on why he wanted to complete a transfer to United and how Solskjaer played his part. I need to know I am backed from the coach, because sometimes when you change club, not every time the coach wants you. Fernandes has scored three goals and supplied four assists in just nine appearances for United.
Coronavirus: Government agrees emergency funding deal with Bank
Image copyright Getty ImagesThe UK government is set to borrow billions of pounds from its emergency Bank of England overdraft to finance the fight against Covid-19. It will borrow from the Bank's "ways and means" facility in April to help workers and businesses. While it is controversial for a central bank to hand cash directly to the government, the Bank and Treasury insist the overdraft is temporary. The UK's gross domestic product (GDP) rose by just 0.1% between December and February, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The ONS said: "Before the full effects of coronavirus took hold, the economy continued to show little to no growth."
Watch: Man Rams Rare Limited Edition Rs 5.75 Crore Porsche Into Parked Car On A Deserted Street
A millionaire luxury car owner rammed his $750,000 (Rs 5.75 crore, approx) Porsche Mirage GT supercar while speeding around the deserted streets of Manhattan. The footage of the accident shows the limited edition car speeding down a deserted streets of Manhattan, looking control and skidding head first into a white car. COVID -19 5.1 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 201 SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 708 SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 46.8 K SHARES 731 SHARESThe police eventually caught Chen. There are different videos on the internet - one shows the blue Porsche speeding away from the scene of the crash and running a red stop light while pieces of blue metal fly from the car. According to a website, there are only 25 cars of the limited edition and each is made specifically for its owner, well, one can now say there are currently 24.5 limited edition Porsche in the world.
ECB's Lagarde says large-scale debt cancellation 'unthinkable'
PARIS (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde dismissed on Thursday the possibility of a generalised cancellation of debts contracted during the coronavirus crisis. “That seems totally unthinkable to me. It’s not the right time to ask the cancellation question, right now we are concentrated on keeping the economy going,” Lagarde said in an interview on France Inter radio. “Later we will look at how to pay down the debt and how we manage public finances in the most efficient way,” she added. Former ECB chief Mario Draghi has called for corporate debt cancellations.
Chinese scientists warn babies may be at risk of catching coronavirus during pregnancy
Babies may be at risk of catching the coronavirus from their mother during pregnancy, scientists have warned. It's a precautionary measure because scientists still don't know if their babies are at risk of infection. Babies may be at risk of catching the coronavirus from their mother during pregnancy, scientists in China have warned. There is no evidence that pregnant women become more severely unwell if they develop coronavirus than the general population. However, strict infection and prevention controls implemented during delivery make chances of hospital infection low.
PM Johnson 'improving' in intensive care as UK ponders COVID-19 lockdown
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a third night in intensive care with COVID-19 complications but is improving and able to sit up as his government prepares to discuss how to review its most stringent shut down in the peacetime history. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the novel coronavirus, in London, Britain March 3, 2020. “His condition is improving.”U.S. President Donald Trump said Johnson appeared to be improving after what he described as a “tough bout”. “I just spoke with the representatives of the UK and I think that their great prime minister is doing much better today, or at least better,” Trump told reporters. The government’s emergency response meeting, known as COBR, will on Thursday discuss how it should deal with a review on lockdown measures.
Saudi, Russia still at odds over plans for oil cuts hours before talks: sources
FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind a crude oil pump jack on a drill pad in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 24, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant/File PhotoMOSCOW/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Russia still need to resolve differences over plans for deep global oil production cuts, a Russian source and an OPEC source said on Thursday, hours before the start of talks between OPEC, Russia and others over efforts to prop up prices. “I’m not sure how Russia and Saudi Arabia would be able to iron out their differences today, it all could be stretched out,” the Russian source told Reuters. Two Russian sources said the maximum Russian oil production cut under any global pact on supplies would be 2 million barrels per day (bpd).
The disconnect between Trump and his coronavirus advisers gets wider
It was one of many days that U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus hit a new peak, but President Donald Trump seemed determined to maintain a positive tone. “You’ll see bad things and then you’re going to see some very good things.”Two days later, Trump was even more optimistic. In reality, it is the same Donald Trump, repeatedly commending himself for doing “a great job” (or being “No. While some materials were depleted by use during the Obama years, Trump has had three years to remedy any lack of equipment. Throughout his business and political careers, Trump has displayed a Houdini-like ability to escape the consequences when economic or political disaster threatened.
Much-maligned robots may become heroes in war on coronavirus
Long maligned as job-stealers and aspiring overlords, robots are being increasingly relied on as fast, efficient, contagion-proof champions in the war against the deadly coronavirus. One team of robots temporarily cared for patients in a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 outbreak began. “The smart field hospital was completely run by robots.”A small medical team remotely controlled the field hospital robots. Patients in hospitals in Thailand, Israel and elsewhere meet with robots for consultations done by doctors via videoconference. U.S. firm Xenex has seen a surge in demand for its robots that disinfect rooms, according to director of media relations Melinda Hart.
Savings from falling wholesale prices passed on to customers as cheapest energy tariffs fall by £32
Wholesale prices were at their lowest for a decade at the end of 2019 with mild weather, a change in gas supplier and healthy supply margins all contributing to prices falling. As a result, the average price for the cheapest available tariffs is now at its lowest level in more than three years. The savings energy firms made from a fall in wholesale costs has been passed on to customersThe average price of the top 20 energy market tariffs at the end of February 2020 was £831.80. However, by the end of March the average price had fallen slightly by £7.40 - equivalent to 0.9 per cent - to £824.40. 'As long as low wholesale prices persist, tariffs will remain low with and even have the potential to fall a little.'
Video: P!nk's husband Carey Hart takes their two kids riding on ATV
Video: Pink recalls her 'scary' asthma attack during COVID-19 battle and reveals she NEVER had a feverP!nk's husband Carey Hart takes their two children riding on a Polaris RZR ATV.
Clap For Our Carers: what time is the NHS applause tonight?
On Thursday will see the nation come together once again as part of the Clap For Our Carers campaign, recognising the efforts of the NHS workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic every day. The last two weeks have seen hundreds of thousands of people join in across the UK, showing their appreciation for health staff at this unprecedented time. Clap For Our Carers is now taking place on a weekly basis. Here is everything you need to know, and how you can show your support by getting involved tonight. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak led applause from Downing Street, while Prince George, Prince Charlotte and Prince Louis took part from their home in Norfolk.
UE: Démission du président du CER sur fond de controverse sur le coronavirus
Le président de la principale organisation scientifique de l'Union européenne a quitté son poste, a annoncé mercredi la Commission européenne, sur fond de controverse sur la réponse du bloc communautaire à la crise sanitaire actuelle liée au coronavirus. /Photo prise le 19 décembre 2020/REUTERS/Yves HermanBRUXELLES (Reuters) - Le président de la principale organisation scientifique de l’Union européenne a quitté son poste, a annoncé mercredi la Commission européenne, sur fond de controverse sur la réponse du bloc communautaire à la crise sanitaire actuelle liée au coronavirus. Un porte-parole a déclaré que la Commission regrettait la démission prématurée du professeur Ferrari. Ferrari a dit au FT regretter la résistance institutionnelle et les luttes bureaucratiques intestines devant sa proposition d’un vaste programme scientifique pour lutter contre le coronavirus. “Je suis arrivé au CER en étant un fervent partisan de l’UE (...) Le COVID-19 a complètement modifié mon opinion”, a-t-il dit dans le communiqué transmis au Financial Times.
Miesha Tate grateful One Championship being cautious as Dana White pushes ahead with UFC 249 despite coronavirus
One Championship executive and former UFC bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate in Wan Chai. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
China's 'mask diplomacy': Communist PR campaign
AdvertisementA flight carrying 70 tonnes of medical supplies from Wuhan to Sydney was part of a Chinese government PR campaign, politicians and diplomats have claimed. The party-controlled People's Daily website wrote that China is 'making contributions to the world in the fight against the COVID-19.' Further flights are expected to bring supplies from China to Australia, and another plane is due to land at Sydney Airport at 9.15am on Friday. The Australia China Goodwill Association, a group of Chinese-Australians in Sydney, has called the flights a 'bilateral goodwill measure, coordinated to support people in need both in Australia and China.' Earlier on Sunday, airline employees and cargo handlers dressed in protective gear began unpacking the plane in the dead of night.
NRL season to resume on May 28 after league was suspended due to COVID-19
NRL games could resume as early as May 28, just three months after the league was suspended due to coronavirus. The NRL 'innovation committee' on Thursday recommended the season be salvaged as Australia's coronavirus infection rate continued to plummet. 'We had hoped to work with the NRL on a solution to the issues facing rugby league in 2020, brought on so starkly by COVID-19,' it said. An Australia without rugby league is not Australia,' he said. This is an extraordinary scenario for rugby league and I will do whatever I need to do.'
Coronavirus: Stephen King is sorry people feel 'like we're living in a Stephen King story'
Author Stephen King said he believed a pandemic like the coronavirus was "bound to happen" someday. While COVID-19 isn't considered as fatal as the virus depicted in his novel, some readers still feel like they are living in one of his horror stories. "I keep having people say, 'Gee, it's like we're living in a Stephen King story,'" he said, according to National Public Radio. CELEBRITIES PROVIDE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC RELIEF WITH DONATIONSHe says what worries him about the virus is different from what others may be experiencing. CLICK HERE FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEHe posted a picture that jokingly showed how the clown-like demon from his famous horror novel would adapt during the coronavirus outbreak.
Expert predicts 160,000 would die if coronavirus was allowed to pass through the population
An infectious disease expert has slammed a strategy to tackle coronavirus by building herd immunity, predicting it could result in 160,000 deaths. Australian health officials have been considering relaxing social distancing measures to allow COVID-19 to spread in order to create resistance to future outbreaks. 'If you look at our Australian population, that means about 160,000, if we say one per cent is the case fatality rate, 160,000 people would die. The case fatality rate (CFR) - the percentage of people diagnosed with the disease who die - is currently 0.7 per cent in Australia. As of Thursday, there have been 6,029 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the country including 51 deaths.
European shares jump on hopes of coronavirus progress
FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Staff(Reuters) - European stock markets gained for a fourth straight day on Thursday on hopes the coronavirus pandemic was close to peaking, with investor attention also focused on a meeting of European Union finance ministers to discuss an economic rescue package. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 1.2% at 0702 GMT, with battered travel and leisure stocks .SXTP, autos .SXAP and miners .SXPP leading early gains. [nL1N2BW0WZ]Meanwhile, European Union finance ministers are set to resume talks on a half-a-trillion euro economic support package on Thursday after failing to reach an agreement earlier this week. [nL8N2BW1A7]Oil and gas stocks .SXEP bounced 1.9% ahead of a meeting of the world’s largest oil producers to discuss production cuts.
ECB's Lagarde says large-scale debt cancellation 'unthinkable'
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde gestures during a news conference on the outcome of the meeting of the Governing Council, in Frankfurt, Germany, March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde dismissed on Thursday the possibility of a generalised cancellation of debts contracted during the coronavirus crisis. It’s not the right time to ask the cancellation question, right now we are concentrated on keeping the economy going,” Lagarde said in an interview on France Inter radio. “Later we will look at how to pay down the debt and how we manage public finances in the most efficient way,” she added. Former ECB chief Mario Draghi has called for corporate debt cancellations.
Coronavirus drückt im Februar deutschen Außenhandel mit China
REUTERS/Fabian BimmerBerlin (Reuters) - Die deutschen Exporte in die durch das Coronavirus anfangs besonders betroffene Volksrepublik China sind im Februar kräftig gesunken. Sie fielen um 8,9 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahresmonat auf 6,8 Milliarden Euro, wie das Statistikamt am Donnerstag mitteilte. Insgesamt exportierten die deutschen Unternehmen Waren im Wert von 109,3 Milliarden Euro in die Welt. Kalender- und saisonbereinigt kletterten die Ausfuhren gegenüber dem Vormonat um 1,3 Prozent, während die Importe um 1,6 Prozent fielen. Die Coronavirus-Krise dürfte bei der exportlastigen Wirtschaft im März und im April für einen massiven Einbruch gesorgt haben.
Australia's Next Top Model star Rebecca Jonson welcomes her second daughter with Taj Burrow
Former Australia's Next Top Model star Rebecca Jobson has welcomed her second child with husband Taj Burrow. 'You make everything make sense again': Former Australia's Next Top Model star Rebecca Jobson has welcomed her second child with husband Taj BurrowShe continued: 'Hello little mate, sorry to dad who is now outnumbered by three girls in the house. Tying the knot: Rebecca and Taj married (pictured) in February 2019 at Black Brewery Co in Wilyabrup, Western AustraliaRebecca and pro surfer Taj married in February 2019 in front of a star-studded crowd at Black Brewery Co in Wilyabrup, Western Australia. The pair welcomed their first child, a daughter named Arabella in 2014, a year after they confirmed their romance. The brunette beauty shot to fame in 2008 when she appeared on the fourth season of Australia's Next Top Model.
Diageo withdraws forecast, halts shareholder returns programme
FILE PHOTO: A signage is seen on the outside of Diageo offices in west London October 10, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)(Reuters) - Diageo Plc (DGE.L), the world’s largest spirits maker, abandoned its annual forecast for sales and profit growth, and suspended its shareholder returns programme for the rest of the year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Production facilities in many countries including India and in its key markets of Africa are closed, even though business in mainland China is slowly recovering with the gradual opening of bars and restaurants, Diageo said in a statement. Diageo also said it was suspending its three-year multi-phase 4.5 billion pound shareholder returns programme for the rest of the year. In its first phase that ended on Jan. 31, the company had paid out 1.25 billion in the form of buybacks.
Beshear orders new shopping restrictions as virus cases rise
Andy Beshear issued an order Wednesday to limit shopping to one person per household, stepping up efforts to enforce social distancing as coronavirus cases continue escalating in Kentucky. The governor reported 204 new virus cases across Kentucky, a new one-day high. Meanwhile, Kentucky residents who lost their jobs amid the economic damage from the pandemic will receive a boost in unemployment benefits. The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits has skyrocketed in recent weeks as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy. Meanwhile, the governor continued to stress the need for Kentucky residents to avoid mass gatherings, including in-person religious services during this Easter and Passover seasons.
Asian shares mostly higher, lockdown feud drags Tokyo lower
A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Asian shares are mixed, with Tokyo lower, as an overnight rally on Wall Street faded. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Asian shares are mixed, with Tokyo lower, as an overnight rally on Wall Street faded. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 82 cents to $25.92 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange early Thursday.
What are my rights if my internet is slow? We reveal the answer to the UK's broadband questions
Online searches for 'slow internet' and 'slow broadband' have seen an increase of 60 per cent, highlighting the number of users potentially suffering with sluggish speeds. Slow: Many households are finding that their internet is slower now they're working from homeWhy is my internet slower than usual? You can check your broadband speed by using testers online to ensure they're not too slowCan I still switch my internet provider? Consider a back-up video conference solution in case your choice struggles with demandHow can I improve the connection on my video calls? You can check your speed quickly using a broadband speed checker to test your connection.
The cleanser voted the BEST in Australia by thousands of happy customers at 2020 beauty awards
A cheap cleanser has taken home a coveted award after thousands of Australians rated it among their favourite buys over the past year. Skin Physics OXYGEN-C Brightening Foaming Cleanser - priced at an affordable $19.99 - won best cleanser at the annual Beauty Heaven awards for 2020. 'It's the very best cleanser I have ever tried and leaves your face brightened and much more youthful looking,' one happy customer wrote online. 'I can't say I have noticed my skin looking any brighter after use but it does feel clean,' one woman wrote online. Australians can purchase the winning product from Priceline or directly from the Skin Physics website.
The cleanser voted the BEST in Australia by thousands of happy customers at 2020 beauty awards
A cheap cleanser has taken home a coveted award after thousands of Australians rated it among their favourite buys over the past year. Skin Physics OXYGEN-C Brightening Foaming Cleanser - priced at an affordable $19.99 - won best cleanser at the annual Beauty Heaven awards for 2020. 'It's the very best cleanser I have ever tried and leaves your face brightened and much more youthful looking,' one happy customer wrote online. 'I can't say I have noticed my skin looking any brighter after use but it does feel clean,' one woman wrote online. Australians can purchase the winning product from Priceline or directly from the Skin Physics website.
SandRidge announces the death of an Icahn-backed board member in regulatory filing made this week.
SandRidge announces the death of an Icahn-backed board member in regulatory filing made this week. A member of SandRidge Energy’s board of directors who joined the company in 2018 as a Carl Icahn-backed nominee died earlier this month, the company announced. Bob G. Alexander was among seven candidates nominated by Icahn as the corporate raider fought to control the company’s future direction. After the company’s annual meeting in June of that year, Alexander joined the board along with other Icahn nominees Jonathan Christodoro, Jonathan Frates, John J. Over time, the company shed board members as it continued to evolve.
La economía británica ya flaqueaba antes de que se intensificara la crisis del virus
FOTO DE ARCHIVO: Un árbol con follaje otoñal recortado contra los rascacielos de oficinas de la City de Londres durante un día de lluvia, en Reino Unido, el 9 de noviembre de 2018. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDRES, 9 abr (Reuters) - La economía de Reino Unido quedó prácticamente estancada en el trimestre diciembre-febrero, antes de que la crisis del coronavirus se intensificara y empujara al país a lo que con toda probabilidad sea una severa recesión, según mostraron el jueves datos oficiales. El producto interior bruto (PIB) británico aumentó un 0,1% entre diciembre y febrero, según la Oficina de Estadísticas Nacionales, una tasa de crecimiento más débil que el 0,2% que preveían los analistas según la media de una encuesta realizada por Reuters. Aislando los datos de febrero, el PIB cayó un 0,1% comparado con el pronóstico de crecimiento del 0,1% en la encuesta de Reuters.
PM Johnson 'getting better' in intensive care as UK extends overdraft
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was getting better on Thursday in intensive care where he is battling COVID-19 as his government extended its overdraft facility and reviewed the most stringent shut down in peacetime history. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File PhotoJohnson, 55, was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital on Sunday evening with a persistent high temperature and cough and was rushed to intensive care on Monday. “Things are getting better for him,” his culture minister Oliver Dowden said on Thursday. As the world’s fifth largest economy faces potentially the worst economic hit since World War Two amid soaring spending, the government said it had expanded its overdraft facility with the Bank of England.
My Sporting Isolation: Hannah Cockroft - 'We rely on sponsors, but will they hang around and support us?'
The only way I know what day it is at the moment is by the training session I have. We had already been in isolation for a couple of weeks before the announcement and trying to adjust. We also had our coach leave dumbbells on the doorstep so we can continue doing lifting, gym work and circuits. I think a lot of athletes will need support through this time. There are many things you can’t do because you are an athlete and there will be a lot of re-evaluation.
NFL Draft 2020: When Jets could make a run at a cornerback
The Jets’ needs on offense — namely offensive line and wide receiver — have gotten most of the attention in the lead-up to the draft, but cornerback is just as big of a hole. Submit your Jets questions here to be answered in an upcoming Post mailbagThis year’s cornerback class feels like Jeff Okudah and everyone else. Henderson of Florida is rated by most draftniks as the top cornerback in the draft. Taking him at 11 feels a little rich, though, and the Jets probably would opt for one of the tackles or the top wide receiver over him. The Jets need to come out of this draft with a cornerback.
Sarah Silverman cheers on essential workers from her NYC apartment amid coronavirus pandemic
Even with New York being considered the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, essential workers continue to serve the quarantined community. And on Wednesday, comedian Sarah Silverman honored 'health care workers, grocery store workers and delivery people' by cheering for them from her fire escape. Silverman, joined by the rest of the NYC community, could be seen banging pots and pans as she howled into a megaphone. Silverman was joined by a female 'quarantine partner', who did her part by carefully filming Silverman's well intentioned antics. New York is considered the epicenter on the coronavirus pandemic in the United States with nearly 150,000 confirmed cases.
Arsenal and Manchester United among clubs eyeing move for Bayern Munich star Corentin Tolisso
Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer transfer for Bayern Munich star Corentin Tolisso. And according to Foot Mercato, both Arsenal and United are looking to capitalise on his situation - with the midfielder reportedly considering a fresh start away from Bayern. Tolisso has endured a frustrating time of late at Bayern - before Flick's appointment, his progress had been stunted by injuries. Since signing for Bayern just under three years ago, the 25-year-old has featured 68 times, scoring 14 times and producing 12 assists. He would add some much-needed creativity to both Arsenal and United, with the Premier League duo desperately trying to make inroads on the top four.
Inmates demonstrate over cases at Washington state prison
A woman puts cloth face masks on a string to dry before distributing it for free around the neighbourhood, amid the spread of coronavirus disease outbreak, in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Willy Kurniawan / Reuters
Primary school student whose parents can't work due to coronavirus shares heartbreaking video
Madison also expressed concern for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently battling coronavirus in intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital in London. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will last for at least three months from March 1. Alex said watching her daughter ask her how they will buy food when their money has run out 'broke her'. 'I try to protect them and shield them from what I can, but this one is older than her years. A government spokesperson told FEMAIL: 'The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is aimed at those who would otherwise be unemployed as a result of coronavirus.
Coronavirus in NI on 9 April
Easter marks the end of the religious observance period of Lent and for some people the Trócaire box is as much a feature of the season as chocolate eggs. This year, the charity has urged the public to keep a hold of the boxes until it is safe to return them after the coronavirus outbreak. BBC Copyright: BBC“Families in the world’s poorest countries need our support now more than ever," said Trócaire’s Siobhan Hanley. "We are urging people to please keep hold of their Trócaire boxes and return them when it is safe and possible to do so,“The charity urged the public to continue making donations online or over the phone as it is carrying out response work to the coronavirus in the developing world.
Coronavirus simulation shows a single cough can spread germans across two supermarket aisles'
Experts from Aalto University in Finland have put together an animation so shoppers can be aware of the dangers of spreading the killer disease. 'Someone infected by the coronavirus, can cough and walk away, but then leave behind extremely small aerosol particles carrying the coronavirus. These particles could then end up in the respiratory tract of others in the vicinity,' says Aalto University Assistant Professor Ville Vuorinen. The virus, called COVID-19, is transmitted from person to person via droplets when an infected person breathes out, coughs or sneezes. Finnish research centres created the animation by modelling a scenario where a person coughs in an aisle between supermarket shelves.
La Reine des neiges et le rap à la rescousse des langues menacées de Laponie
Amoc doit souvent innover pour composer dans une langue centrée sur la description de traditions indigènes comme l'élevage de rennes. La productrice Heli Huovinen et son équipe demandent parfois aux jeunes téléspectateurs et à leurs parents ce qu'ils aimeraient voir. "Nous nous attendions à des choses modernes comme des robots et des jeux électroniques". Heli Huovinen, la trentaine, baigne dans la culture same depuis son plus jeune âge mais n'a commencé à apprendre la langue qu'à l'âge de 16 ans. Au fil des aventures de la reine Elsa et de sa soeur, la princesse Anna s'inspire largement du folklore et des modes de vie de cette région d'Europe.
Driver's excuse for being 45kms away from Melbourne home is rejected by police who fine him $1600
The man was fined $1,600 after being pulled over by police in south Melbourne on Wednesday, despite his home address listed as Wantirna South. He was among 78 people fined during a 24-hour crackdown on lockdown breaches to 11pm on Wednesday which involved 1,065 spot checks across Victoria. Victoria Police has conducted 17,104 compliance checks and issued 569 infringements as part of Operation Sentinel which began on March 21. 'When we're charging them for offences such as drugs, burglary and theft they're also getting infringements issued to them,' he said. You can't go to an Airbnb, you can't camp, you can't caravan, you can't boat, you can't fish.
Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over virus
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comment in a televised address as Iran tries to restart its economic activity while suffering one of the world’s worst outbreaks. “In the absence of public gatherings in the Ramadan month including praying, speeches and so on, that we are this year are deprived of them, we should create the same senses in our lonesomeness,” Khamenei said. Ramadan is set to begin in late April and last through most of May. Public officials had not yet discussed plans for the holy month, which sees the Muslim faithful fast from dawn until sunset.
Drive-thru services expand in Japan as coronavirus spreads
Drive-thru services in Japan, once limited mainly to takeout meals, have begun to include tests for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and face mask distribution as the country continues to battle the virus pandemic. For food service operators, meanwhile, drive-thru offers hope for retaining customers as people increasingly practice social distancing and avoid conventional outlets. The country has yet to introduce nationwide drive-thru testing for the virus that causes COVID-19, but the cities of Niigata and Nagoya adopted the method in March. RELATED STORIES Niigata opens drive-thru coronavirus test clinic amid growing demandSouth Korea has been aggressively conducting drive-thru testing since February, followed by countries such as the United States, Brazil, the U.K., Italy, Malaysia, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. With people asked to refrain from unnecessary outings to curb the virus spread, the food industry has made a greater effort to retain customers with drive-thru services.
Coronavirus: Health effects of a COVID-19 recession 'could be worse than the pandemic'
The full effect of the coronavirus pandemic on people's long-term and mental health will not be felt for two years, experts have predicted. It says hundreds of thousands of people could develop chronic health conditions and that unemployment and other financial concerns may cause mental health problems. The IFS points to the additional 900,000 people of working age who suffered from a chronic health condition, including mental health, after the 2008 recession. Director of ResPublica think tank, Phillip Blond, fears Covid-19 will have a long-term impact on inequality and worsen regional imbalance. It said 55% of spending in lower income households will go on necessities, compared with 39% in higher income households, meaning that poorer households will be less resilient to any fall in income.
#OneMillionClaps coronavirus appeal features We Will Rock You cover to raise £5m for NHS
An urgent new appeal will today be launched in an attempt to raise millions of pounds to support NHS nurses, doctors, staff and volunteers. NHS Charities Together hopes the #OneMillionClaps campaign will raise at least £5million. The appeal will be promoted with a short film voiced by David Walliams and featuring NHS staff and people from across the UK. #OneMillionClaps is part of National COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL, which was launched two weeks ago by NHS Charities Together - the official umbrella organisation for NHS charities. Individual messages of support will be also forwarded to local NHS charities and sent to the donors' local hospital.
Indonesian barber gears up to groom during coronavirus
BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian hair stylist Herman Maulanasyah knows that he may look comical in his makeshift protective gear but he sees that as a small price if it helps protect him and his customers from the novel coronavirus. Before he starts cutting hair, Maulanasyah sprays his protective gear and his customers’ hands with sanitizer. Health workers in Indonesia have paid a high price, with at least 24 doctors dying from the disease, according to the Indonesian Doctors Association. In Jakarta, 130 medical workers have been infected, according to the city government said. As another precautionary measure, Maulanasyah allows only four people in the salon and urges everyone to keep their distance.
Google makes Stadia gaming service free
Google is removing the $130 entry fee for its Stadia cloud gaming service indefinitely, the company said Wednesday, making free high-end video games available to just about anyone with a computer during the coronavirus pandemic. With much of the world urged to stay at home during the virus outbreak, interest in playing video games has surged. By making Stadia free now, Google is not only seizing a market opportunity but also trying to extend its lead in cloud gaming over rivals like Amazon, Microsoft and Nvidia, which are building their own platforms. AdvertisingCloud gaming is a very small segment of the $160 billion video game industry but is expected to grow quickly. Until Google’s announcement, using Stadia required spending $129.99 for a special game controller, a Chromecast streaming device and access to the service.
British royals surprise schoolchildren with video call
RCOM Homepage UKBritish royals surprise schoolchildren with video callPostedBritish royals Prince William and Kate Middleton surprised schoolchildren at Casterton Primary Academy with a video call on Wednesday, many of whom have parents who are health workers. Gloria Tso has more.
Europe's governments need to support each other in coronavirus fight: Lagarde to paper
FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde looks on during a debate on the 2018 annual report of the ECB, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/File PhotoMILAN (Reuters) - Europe’s governments need to support each other to put in place the best policies to counter the shock from the coronavirus emergency, ECB President Christine Lagarde said in a letter to Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore.After outlining the European Central Bank’s response to help families and businesses during the health crisis, Lagarde said budgetary and monetary policies needed to be aligned and conditions needed to be equal for all to fight the emergency. “If not all countries are taken care of, the others will also suffer... solidarity is in the interest of all,” she said.
Fan Points Out Similarities Between Voldemort & Shaktiman's Tamraj & It's Pretty Interesting
We are all under a lockdown due to Coronavirus that has pretty much doomed our social lives. Whether its Ramayan, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Sriman Srimati or Shaktimaan. But one such show that caught the attention of an Instagram user is Shaktiman. ipiccyLooks like he's a big fan of the show and not this one, he's a big Potterhead too. Sagarcasm - the Instagram user - actually pointed out insane similarities between the two characters - Shaktiman's Tamraj and Voldermort and it's shocking.
Sexual sadist who strangled a woman to death is set to be released after taking anti-sex drive drugs
He said he killed her to fulfil a long-held rape and murder fantasyA sexual sadist who murdered a woman 36 years ago and admitted he fantasises about raping more women may be released from prison after taking drugs to decrease his sex drive. Mark Richard Lawrence, now 58, stalked 29-year-old Julia Ann Muirhead, strangled her with a tea towel and slit her throat in Brisbane on Boxing Day in 1983. 'I think she was definitely dead before one of us set on her alight,' he said, according to the Courier-Mail. Justice Helen Bowskill said she was prepared to make a 20-year-suspension order for Lawrence which would see him released soon because he was not a danger to the public due to anti-sex drive drugs. The drug is designed to remove his sexual urges and he has also been diagnosed as a sexual sadist with an antisocial personality disorder with psychopathic traits.
Basha kërkoi në Euronews Albania shtim të testeve për COVID-19, Rama i përgjigjet: S'marrim mendimin e PD-së
Këtë deklaratë kryeopozitari e bëri mbrëmë në një komunikim të drejtpërdrejtë me emisionin “IlvaNow” në Euronews Albania. Nëse komiteti do thoshte na duhen 2 mijë teste në ditë, ne do të kishim 2 mijë teste në ditë, 3 mijë dhe 5 mijë teste", tha Rama. Ai garantoi se qeveria do të jetë e hapur dhe në mbështetje të kërkesave që do të vijnë nga ky komunitet, i cili është ngritur për të parandaluar frenimin e pandemisë globale të COVID-19 në Shqipëri. "Në këtë luftë nuk kemi hyrë qorrazi, dhe unë nuk kam hyrë me “të dalë ku të dalë”. Lexoni gjithashtu:Basha për Euronews Albania: Mungesa e testimeve po na mban në errësirë, qeveria prioritet njerëzve të vet të afërt
Column: In uncertain times, global metals exchange volumes surge
Market turmoil has translated into surging trading volumes on all three major metals hubs in London, Shanghai and New York. It’s a similar story on both the London Metal Exchange and the CME, with evidence that speculators have cut their exposure to industrial metals even as supply-chain disruption has boosted industrial participation. SHANGHAI SURPRISEShanghai trading volumes exploded in March after reduced activity in January-February, when much of the country was in lockdown. Only two Shanghai metals contracts had lower open interest at the end of March than a year earlier - zinc and nickel. The CME’s most active industrial metals contract remains copper, which saw volumes rise by 16% in the first quarter after a 27% decline in 2019.
Italy may relax some anti-coronavirus measures by end of April: PM Conte to BBC
FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stands during a session in the Senate, the upper house of parliament, on the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy, March 26, 2020 REUTERS/Alberto LingriaROME (Reuters) - Italy may start lifting some restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the new coronavirus by the end of April provided the slowing trend of the epidemic continues, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the BBC in an interview on Thursday. “We need to pick sectors that can restart their activity. If scientists confirm it, we might begin to relax some measures already by the end of this month,” Conte told the British state-owned broadcaster. Conte warned that Italy cannot lower its guard and that the national lockdown imposed on March 9 could only be eased gradually.
Paralympic pets! Photographer captures stunning shots of resilient animals with disabilities
An award-winning photographer has dedicated a project to photographing adorable disabled dogs, cats and even echidnas to show their resilience. Alexandra Cearns, from Perth, curated Perfect Imperfection, which collates heart-warming snaps of pooches and felines living with disabilities. The animal photographer, who owns the Houndstooth Studio, wanted to capture the beauty of rescued dogs living with issues such as blindness or missing limbs, who are now living happy lives with new owners. Her work focuses on pets who have gone blind, lost a limb or an eye, or were born with other afflictions. Alexandra Cearns, from Perth, curated Perfect Imperfection, which collates heart-warming snaps of pooches and felines living with disability.
As outbreaks flatten in places, Japan, India see more cases
NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus infections are spiking in Japan and creating hot spots in India's congested cities just as the U.S. and some of the hardest-hit European countries are considering when to start easing restrictions that have helped curb their outbreaks of the disease. Japan reported more than 500 new cases for the first time Thursday, a worrisome rise since it has the world's oldest population and COVID-19 can be especially serious in the elderly. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency, but not a lockdown, in Tokyo and six other prefectures earlier this week. The number of confirmed cases exceeds 5,000, with 166 deaths, according to India’s Health Ministry. Meanwhile, deaths, hospitalizations and new infections have been leveling off in places like Italy and Spain, which together have more than 30,000 deaths.
Packaging firm Mondi scraps dividend as lockdowns hit order book
(Reuters) - Paper and packaging firm Mondi (MNDI.L) will not pay a final dividend for 2019, it said on Thursday, as it cuts costs and capital spending after seeing a deterioration in its order book in Europe and South Africa from the end of March. The FTSE 100 company said it had temporarily stopped production at its Merebank mill in South Africa and its Neusiedler mill Austria as demand slumped due to coronavirus lockdowns.
Nando's 'Pay It Forward' plan offers 50 percent discount to healthcare workers fighting coronavirus
Nando's is offering 50 per cent off takeaway orders to Australian healthcare and emergency service workers fighting on the frontline against coronavirus. Healthcare workers can enjoy the discount until Friday, April 17 by wearing their uniform or showing a pre-approved industry services photo ID card at Nando's. Young healthcare workers wait to receive discounted Nando's after a gruelling 12 hour hospital shift'This is a really tough time for all Aussies. 'I was stunned when [Nando's] staff told me healthcare workers get the discount. Healthcare workers and emergency services personnel can redeem the 50 percent discount by wearing their uniform or showing a pre-approved industry services photo ID card at Nando's.
Can I sign up for child benefit without registering a birth in coronavirus crisis?
Parents can claim child benefit for a newborn baby without registering their birth first, as the usual rules are relaxed due to the coronavirus emergency. New rule during virus lockdown: Parents can claim child benefit for a newborn baby without registering their birth firstHMRC warns it is important to claim child benefit, even if you earn too much to qualify for the payments. How do you claim child benefit during the virus crisis? 'First time parents will need to fill in child benefit claim form CH2 found online and send it to the Child Benefit Office. 'Only one person can claim child benefit for a child.
In war-torn Syria, digital learning only happens between power cuts
“Even if we are now doing distance learning … you can still talk to me online,” said the 42-year-old, standing in front of a white board. But distance learning is no small feat in a country battered by nine years of war, where fighting has displaced millions and the electricity supply is sporadic at best. Across the Idlib region, more than half of its 1,062 schools are now damaged, destroyed or in areas too dangerous for children to reach, according to Save the Children. In the northeast of the country, the semi-autonomous Kurdish authorities are looking to launch distance learning within days, education official Nureddin Mohammad says. In distance learning, “it’s just a half-an-hour lecture or less, and we try to explain as much as possible,” the 43-year-old says.
What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
(Reuters) - Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:Public benches are taped off in Brockwell Park as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 8,2020. In a statement, the ERC said it regretted Ferrari’s comments on his resignation, adding they were “at best ... economical with the truth”. Containing the ‘silent carriers’China has adopted new measures to curb the spread of the virus by asymptomatic carriers, whom some state media described as “silent carriers”. ‘Black box’ taken off cruise ship in Australia coronavirus homicide probePolice carrying out a homicide investigation into Australia’s deadliest infection source have removed the Ruby Princess’ ‘black box’. (For a selection of updated, curated coronavirus coverage, click here)
Germany hopes EU can agree economic aid package on Thursday
FILE PHOTO: German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier speaks to reporters on an amendment of the country’s export laws in Berlin, Germany, April 8, 2020, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. Michael Kappeler/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoBERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said he expected European Union finance ministers meeting later on Thursday to make progress towards agreeing a 500 billion euro ($543.20 billion) coronavirus economic rescue package. In a 16-hour videoconference that stretched through the night from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning, the EU ministers failed to seal a deal on how much more to support their coronavirus-stricken economies. “I have confidence that (German Finance Minister) Olaf Scholz, together with his colleague (French Finance Minister) Bruno Le Maire, can push this forward today and we are all working on that together,” he added. Scholz had said on Wednesday that finance ministers had almost reached agreement “but not quite” and he hoped a deal would be struck before Easter.
Cardinal Pell's acquittal stirs abuse survivor memories in Ballarat hometown
FILE PHOTO: A resident puts a ribbon on the fence of St Patrick's Cathedral in Ballarat, Australia, February 27, 2019. After taking evidence from victims and clergy, the so-called Royal Commission found in a 2017 report there was a “catastrophic failure in the leadership” of the Ballarat Diocese. Throughout both the Royal Commission hearings and Pell’s legal case, coloured ribbons have sporadically adorned buildings in Ballarat as a mark of respect for the abuse victims. St Patrick’s this week said it would only consider reinstating Pell’s naming honours after all of the findings of the Royal Commission had been released and assessed. Large parts of the commission’s 536-page report into the Ballarat Diocese were redacted ahead of Pell’s trial.
150 cases of coronavirus found in 20 Lake County nursing homes
At least 150 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in 20 nursing homes across north suburban Lake County. Each of the 20 long-term care facilities has at least two cases of COVID-19, Lake County health officials said, though they did not name the facilities. Officials could not be reached for further details Thursday morning. The number of Lake County nursing homes with positive cases of COVID-19 has nearly doubled since last week, when 11 facilities housed 62 cases. As of Wednesday, 1,044 cases of the coronavirus had been reported in Lake County, with 23 deaths, health officials said.
Pink recalls her 'scary' asthma attack during COVID-19 battle and reveals she NEVER had a fever
And I have this rescue inhaler that I use and I couldn't function without it,' Pink marveled. 'That's when I got really scared because of all the stuff you can't help but watch the news everyday. 'You should be angry that I can get a test and you can't, but being angry at me is not going to help anything,' Pink shrugged. 'You should be angry about that and we should work together to try and change that...The healthcare system is jacked. But I thought it's just a funny idea because it's more fun to think what the casting would be just for something to do.'
Video: OKC singer-songwriter Kale Dumas performs buoyant new song 'DNA'
Listen to Oklahoma City singer-songwriter and The Jones Assembly employee Kale Dumas, 22, perform his buoyant new song "DNA." Although "DNA" has not yet released, Dumas dropped last month a five-song EP titled "I Thought You Hated Parties?," which you can check on iTunes. As previously reported, since The Jones Assembly is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the staff of more than 125 people is now without work. The venue is asking for the community's help to raise money for them, and Dumas' performance is helping to draw attention to the fundraiser.
Man fires flare gun outside ER to demand help otherwise he would 'hurt somebody' and is subdued
A man fired a flare gun outside a California hospital demanding help, otherwise he was ready to 'hurt somebody,' before he was subdued by a nurse, police said. He showed up outside the ER about 11:40 a.m., demanding help from a security guard, the Fountain Valley Police Department said. If I don't get some help, I'm going to hurt somebody,' he is said to have announced before firing off the flare gun twice, says Lt. Jarrod Frahm, speaking on behalf of the police. If I don't get some help, I'm going to hurt somebody,' the man is said to have announced before firing off the flare gun twice, says Lt. Jarrod Frahm, speaking on behalf of the police. PD says he had a flare gun, replica hand gun & walked to ER saying he would shoot and fired one flare.
Sikh volunteers continue to hand deliver eggs and bread during the COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand
Sikh volunteers and others in the community are continuing their tireless work to feed the vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic. Kindhearted community members have been sourcing eggs and bread for residents struggling to put food on the table during the four-week lockdown in New Zealand. Volunteers have rallied together to help those in need, offering food which was donated by local businesses for families in Auckland's Papakura. The free service wouldn't the possible without the countless bags and boxes of donated food Sikh Volunteers Australia receives. Most people taking advantage of the free service are Australian, according to Sikh Volunteers Australia vice president Manpreet Singh.
Virgin Australia cancels ALL of its domestic flights apart from one
Virgin Australia has cancelled all of its domestic flights apart from one daily return service between Sydney and Melbourne. The flight will run once per day, apart from on Sunday. Virgin CEO Paul Scurrah told the government the carrier didn't need the cash immediately, but would do if the pandemic continued beyond six months. 'We have been in ongoing discussions with government about the support the whole industry will need if this crisis is prolonged,' a Virgin Australia spokesperson previously told Daily Mail Australia. The decision instantly stripped tens of thousands of airline staff, travel agents and others in the industry of their jobs.
Australian National University allow students Year 11 results to apply for entry after coronavirus
One of Australia's top universities will allow students to use their Year 11 results to apply for courses. Students can apply to undergraduate programs at Canberra's Australian National University (ANU) for 2021 with their Year 11 scores, due to the school year being disrupted by COVID-19. The university believes taking earlier results will lighten stress levels for Year 12 students after a tumultuous year of study. ANU begin making offers in August, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt advising prospective students to apply in the upcoming school holidays. Australian Year 12 students have been told they will be able to graduate this year despite the disruption to their studies caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus in Wales: Latest news on pandemic
Illegal raves could put lives at risk at “a crucial time for everyone to be staying home and saving lives,” a police force has said. Dyfed-Powys Police is urging farmers and landowners in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys to report anything suspicious. Supt Jon Cummins said:“We know raves can cause anxiety to the community they are held in, and if not dealt with swiftly are difficult to stop due to the sheer numbers of people involved...“As we’re currently faced with the coronavirus health crisis, it is absolutely crucial that these types of gatherings do not take place..."Illegal gatherings such as raves would be utterly irresponsible and without a doubt put lives at risk.“
Coronavirus Outbreak: Spain, Parking Spaces Converted Into Morgues As Death Rate Increases
A parking space in Barcelona has been converted into a huge morgue as the city struggles to cope with the deaths from the coronavirus outbreak. reutersCoffins with the bodies of coronavirus patients are kept as they will be buried or cremated at the collserola morgue in Barcelona Spain. This has escalated the daily toll rate in the country for the second day. The coronavirus infection has claimed more than 83,000 lives across the world and has infected over 14,00,000 people across the globe. Countries like the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Iran have also overtaken China in the death toll because of COVID-19.
How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan's animal market?
Was it really Wuhan's animal market? How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan's animal market? In the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal. Analysis of the first 41 Covid-19 patients in medical journal the Lancet found that 27 of them had direct exposure to the Wuhan market.
221 detained in police crackdown on digital sex crimes
(Yonhap)Police said Thursday they have detained 221 digital sex criminals nationwide last and this year after opening an investigation into 274 sexual crime cases. The 221 detainees include 57 operators of online sexual sites, such as Cho, 64 distributors of sexual materials and 100 possessors of such materials, it noted. The Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency has recently investigated 114 Discord channels, known for spreading child sexual exploitation materials, and detained 10 criminal suspects. Meanwhile, the Supreme Prosecutors Office said it has instructed prosecutors nationwide to seek much tougher punishments against digital sexual criminals. The prosecution will also demand an imprisonment of longer than seven years for suspects accused of distributing sexual exploitation materials for profit.
La France encore dans "le coeur de la crise" du coronavirus, dit Ndiaye
La France est encore "dans le coeur" de la crise liée à l'épidémie de coronavirus, a déclaré jeudi la porte-parole du gouvernement Sibeth Ndiaye (photo), estimant qu'elle n'était pas "derrière nous" en dépit d'un ralentissement de la hausse du nombre de personnes entrant en réanimation. /Photo prise le 27 mars 2020/REUTERS/Christophe EnaPARIS (Reuters) - La France est encore “dans le coeur” de la crise liée à l’épidémie de coronavirus, a déclaré jeudi la porte-parole du gouvernement Sibeth Ndiaye, estimant qu’elle n’était pas “derrière nous” en dépit d’un ralentissement de la hausse du nombre de personnes entrant en réanimation. Emmanuel Macron, qui a prévu de s’exprimer lundi soir à la télévision et à la radio, “aura à coeur de rappeler les enjeux de la crise que nous sommes en train de vivre et qui n’est pas derrière nous”, a-t-elle déclaré sur franceinfo. Selon le dernier bilan fourni par le ministère de la Santé mercredi soir, 10.869 personnes sont mortes en France depuis le début de l’épidémie pour environ 82.000 cas confirmés. Face à la persistance de la crise, l’Elysée a annoncé mercredi que le confinement obligatoire en vigueur depuis le 17 mars serait prolongé au delà du 15 avril, une décision conforme aux préconisations du conseil scientifique qui recommandait son maintien “strict” pendant encore plusieurs semaines.
Newspaper headlines: 'No end to lockdown in sight'
Image caption "No end in sight," is how the Daily Mirror reports the prospect of continued lockdown measures to halt the spread of coronavirus. The paper reports one government source as saying there is "no prospect" of any easing of restrictions next week. Image caption Wall Street is warning investors to brace for further economic impact due to the pandemic, the Financial Times reports. Almost all of Thursday's papers convey the same message - there is "no end in sight" to the UK's coronavirus lockdown. The Financial Times reports that officials have begun exploring the idea of initially removing restrictions for younger workers first.
Cash-strapped Virgin Australia grounds almost all domestic flights amid virus crisis
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd (VAH.AX) said on Thursday it would ground all domestic flights, except a single daily Sydney-Melbourne service through June 15, as it continues to seek government aid to weather the coronavirus crisis. FILE PHOTO: A Virgin Australia Airlines plane is seen at Kingsford Smith International Airport the morning after Australia implemented an entry ban on non-citizens and non-residents intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, March 21, 2020. Virgin had already cut all international flights except government rescue charters, put most of its workforce on leave and permanently cut all pilots at low-cost arm Tigerair Australia and all crew based in New Zealand. It will continue local and international cargo flights, the airline said. For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread of the virus: open in an external browser.
GE workers demand to save jobs, make ventilators to fight coronavirus pandemic
GE workers staged a series of protests Wednesday, demanding that they be able to make critically needed ventilators to help patients stricken with COVID-19. The switch would create and save jobs when GE plans to lay off or furlough a significant part of its U.S. workforce. In a statement, GE said that it "is working around the clock to increase production of much-needed medical equipment. GE Healthcare has already doubled ventilator production capacity, with a plan to double it again by June, in addition to partnering with Ford Motor Company to further increase ventilator production.'' Instacart, Amazon workers walk out: Instacart, Amazon employees to walk out for better coronavirus protection, payAmazon implements safeguards:Amazon to perform fever checks, offer masks to workers for coronavirus protectionAcross industries, workers have been taking action to demand a greater role in fighting the pandemic, as well as better protections against the virus in their workplaces.
U.S. Senate tells members to avoid Zoom over data security concerns: FT
FILE PHOTO: The Zoom Video Communications logo is pictured at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York, New York, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate has told its members to not use Zoom’s video conferencing app due to data security concerns, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, even as the company attempts to stem a global backlash against its fast-growing app. To address those concerns, the company has hired former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser and formed an advisory board to look into its privacy and safety practices. Taiwan and Germany had already put restrictions on Zoom’s use, while Elon Musk’s SpaceX has banned the app over security concerns. Zoom did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.
Inside cricketer Brett Lee's $9million harbourside home in northern Sydney
Retired cricketer Brett Lee and his wife, Lana, sold their five-bedroom waterfront mansion for more than $9million back in February. And on Thursday, it was revealed the couple had bought another $9million harbourside home in the northern Sydney suburb of Clontarf. The 2,319 square metre home has sweeping views of Balmoral, The Spit, Middle Harbour and the Sydney city skyline. Prior to the Lees' purchase, the house belonged to Bradley Hunt, who is the heir of the meat company Primo Smallgoods. Brett and his wife had originally bought the home for $5.175million in 2016.
Rics calls for a stamp duty holiday after coronavirus
A stamp duty holiday and government help will be required to get Britain's housing market back on track after the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has said. 'Rics is not an organisation that would call for a stamp duty holiday on a whim, and indeed our view prior to Covid-19 was that it required a full-scale review. A stamp duty holiday could be one of the ways to reactivate the housing market quickly as a short-term measure.' A few years ago, the Government also introduced additional stamp duty surcharges for people buying a second residential home. According to figures published by Zoopla earlier this year, around 2.7million properties have fallen within the higher 5 per cent stamp duty bracket since 2015.
Italiens Wirtschaft sehnt Ende des Shutdown herbei - "Beeilt euch!"
REUTERS/Ciro De LucaAls erster westlicher Staat setzte das Mittelmeerland das öffentliche Leben und die Wirtschaft auf Sparflamme, um die Ausbreitungsgeschwindigkeit des Virus zu begrenzen. In Italien selbst geht angesichts der weitgehenden Schließung der Fabriken die Angst um, dass die Rosskur gegen die Ausbreitung des Virus zu massenhaften Jobverlusten führen könnte. In einem in der Zeitung “Il Sole-24 Ore” veröffentlichten Brandbrief rufen rund 150 italienische Wissenschaftler dazu auf, die Wirtschaft rasch wieder hochzufahren. Die Stadt liegt in Venetien, das wie die Lombardei und die Emilia Romagna in Italien wohl am härtesten von der Viruskrise getroffen wurde. Damit steigt auch der Druck auf Regierungschef Conte, eine Strategie für ein schrittweises Hochfahren der Wirtschaft vorzulegen.
Rockets hit U.S. air base in Afghanistan; no casualties
KABUL (Reuters) - Five rockets hit a U.S. air base in Afghanistan on Thursday, but there were no casualties, two senior security officials said, and no militant group immediately claimed responsibility. “Five rockets were fired at Bagram airfield early this morning,” the NATO-led mission, Resolute Support, said on Twitter. “There were no casualties or injuries.”The rockets targeting the largest U.S. military compound in Afghanistan were fired from a vehicle parked in an adjoining village. A hundred Taliban members are scheduled to be freed on Thursday from the detention facility near the base, following Wednesday’s release of 100 members of the hardline Islamist group. The prisoner exchange deal provides for the government to free 5,000 Taliban prisoners, with the Taliban releasing 1,000 members of the Afghan security forces in exchange.
Coronavirus in Oklahoma
The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma moved to 1,524 on Wednesday, while the number of deaths related to the coronavirus now stands at 79. The Oklahoma State Department of Health provides updates on coronavirus tests in the state each morning. Here is a look at the latest numbers in Oklahoma and across the nation:OKLAHOMA
Japan coronavirus cases pass 5,000 as state of emergency fails to keep people home
FILE PHOTO: Less than usual passersby are seen on the street after the government announced the state of emergency for the capital following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Kabukicho shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo, Japan April 8, 2020. Once declared by the central government, the state of emergency gives local governors stronger legal authority to urge people to stay home and businesses to close. Tokyo’s nightlife districts of Shibuya, Akasaka and Ginza areas were much quieter than usual overnight as the state of emergency took effect, but elsewhere on Thursday things seemed as busy as usual. Hideaki Omura, the governor of the central Japan prefecture of Aichi, said he would declare a state of emergency on Friday even if the central government did not add it to the national list of emergency prefectures. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open in an external browser.
UBS and Credit Suisse bow to regulator pressure on dividends
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss banks UBS (UBSG.S) and Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) will postpone paying out part of their 2019 dividends until later this year after mounting pressure from authorities over lenders’ payouts during the coronavirus epidemic. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse are seen at branch offices in Basel, Switzerland March 2, 2020. PRUDENT AND RESPONSIBLE“We believe that this response to FINMA’s request, in alignment with the similar decisions made by our peers, is a prudent and responsible step,” Credit Suisse said. Both Credit Suisse and UBS are participating in a Swiss government emergency loan scheme to support businesses hit by the pandemic. Credit Suisse confirmed upbeat trading updates given last month.
People move online for wine as coronavirus shuts pubs - Naked Wines
FILE PHOTO: Bottles of red wine are seen in the cellar of Chateau Le Puy in Saint Cibard, France, October 3, 2019. The U.S. decision to impose tariffs on French wines will penalize American consumers, the French wine exporters' federation said on Thursday. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau(Reuters) - Britons and Americans stuck in coronavirus lockdowns may not be drinking in bars and pubs but they are ordering more wine for delivery, online seller Naked Wines (WINEW.L) said on Thursday, predicting 2020 sales would now top existing forecasts. “In the short term, the introduction of social distancing has accelerated the shift in consumer buying behaviour towards online,” Chief Executive Officer Nick Devlin said. The company said it was now operating with extended delivery times in all its markets but had adequate stock.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2020 STATE PLAN Pursuant to Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 440.14(a), the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan for the 2020 Program Year. The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and is administered in the Commonwealth of Virginia by DHCD. Interested parties are invited to provide comment regarding the Weatherization Assistance Program. If you cannot attend the public hearing, you may state your interest or concerns through written testimony mailed to Jennifer Bissett, Weatherization Assistance Program Administrator, DHCD, 600 E. Main Street, Ste. Copies of the draft 2020 Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan will be available on DHCD's website for inspection during the online meeting or in advance by contacting
Chloe Grace Moretz goes incognito in a face mask for a quick stop at the grocery store
Chloë Grace Moretz followed new mask guidelines on Wednesday as she picked up groceries in Los Angeles. She was almost unrecognizable in a black cloth face mask following an order that all LA residents must wear masks in public places and when working at essential businesses. Stocking up: Chloë Grace Moretz, 23, was unrecognizable in a black face mask as she made a quick grocery run Wednesday in LA's Studio City neighborhoodChloë opted for a monochrome look featuring a thick black overcoat with black leather gloves and a black handbag slung around her shoulders. Back in black: Chloë stayed on theme in a black overcoat, gray jeans and a black baseball cap. It's the second animated film she's been involved with recently following her voice work as Wednesday Addams in last year's The Addams Family.
The DIY and hardware stores to try this Easter
Anecdotally, some independent DIY and hardware stores are choosing to stay open - but do observe distancing etiquette if you use them. In the case of B&Q and Screwfix there is still a limited click & collect service running (see below). People can continue to use the click & collect service, but the range available is reduced to 'home repair and maintenance essentials'. ScrewfixScrewfix said most of its stores are open, but only for 'essential' click & collect orders and are operating at new reduced hours. Screfix said most of its stores are open, but only for 'essential' click & collect ordersThe company said: 'Screwfix is now only operating a Home Delivery and Click & Collect service.
Pakistan shoots down Indian drone as Kashmir tensions rise
"This blatant act was aggressively responded to by Pakistan Army troops shooting down Indian quadcopter," the statement read. An Indian army spokesman said the drone "is not ours". The incident came as Pakistan and India accuse each other of violating ceasefire terms at the LoC, with sporadic shelling reported from both sides. Tensions also recently spiked when New Delhi revoked the partial autonomy of Indian Kashmir in August. Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since independence in 1947, and has been the spark of two wars and numerous flare-ups between the two foes.
Coronavirus: la saison de F1 pourrait démarrer avec des courses à huis clos, estime Ross Brawn
Publicité Lire la suiteParis (AFP)La saison 2020 de Formule 1, qui pour le moment est à l'arrêt en raison de l'épidémie de nouveau coronavirus, pourrait démarrer par une course en Europe qui se disputerait à huis clos, a estimé mercredi le directeur sportif de la F1, Ross Brawn. "De notre point de vue, les conditions apparaissent favorables pour que le début de la saison se dispute en Europe, et cela pourrait être un évènement à huis clos. La prochaine course au calendrier est le Grand Prix de France le 28 juin sur le circuit Paul-Ricard, au Castellet (Var). Pour M. Brawn, la saison pourrait comporter 18 à 19 GP si elle parvenait à débuter en juillet. C'est là que se situe le point critique" si on veut que la saison ait lieu, a noté le dirigeant, tout en rappelant que la possibilité de poursuivre la saison sur 2021 est toujours à l'étude.
RBI says coronavirus has 'drastically altered' India's growth outlook
REUTERS/Amit Dave/File PhotoMUMBAI (Reuters) - The outlook for India’s economic recovery has been sharply altered by the coronavirus outbreak, the central bank said in its Monetary Policy Report, underlining the pandemic’s deepening impact on South Asia’s engine of growth. “Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the outlook for growth for 2020-21 was looking up,” the Reserve Bank of India said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered this outlook. The RBI, as it did in its policy statement last month, reiterated that conditions remained highly uncertain and said it is refraining from providing any projections on GDP growth. Describing the present environment as “highly fluid”, the central bank said that it is assessing the “the intensity, spread and duration of COVID-19.”India has reported over 5,000 active coronavirus cases and 166 deaths as of Thursday morning.
Air New Zealand will lay off 1460 cabin crew due to coronavirus border lockdowns
Air New Zealand is planning to lay off 1,460 cabin crew as the nation tightens its coronavirus lockdown. More job cuts have been proposed by Air New Zealand as the coronavirus crisis deepens. Daily Mail Australia has contacted Air New Zealand for comment. Almost 1,500 Air New Zealand cabin crew could be made redundant. New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association has vowed to fight for every pilot job.
México estima en más de 26.000 los casos de COVID-19, ocho veces la cifra de confirmados
"La epidemia es ocho veces más grande de lo que se ve", expuso López-Gatell en la rutinaria conferencia diaria nocturna, en la que insiste a la población quedarse en casa. "Hago una multiplicación que me permite decir que por cada caso confirmado de COVID-19, cuántos hay en la población que no vi, porque no llegaron a consulta, etc y son finalmente estos 26.519 casos", añadió. México registra 174 muertes por el coronavirus. Las autoridades mexicanas han dicho en varias ocasiones que en el peor escenario el país, que registró su primer caso del virus el 28 de febrero- tendrá 250.000 enfermos. De esos un 5% requerirán atención de terapia intensiva, una cifra que rebasa por mucho la capacidad hospitalaria.
Love In The Time Of Coronavirus! Kozhikode Couple Elopes During Lockdown, Police Case Registered
Kozhikode Couple Elopes During Lockdown, Police Case RegisteredLove In The Time Of Coronavirus! Kozhikode Couple Elopes During Lockdown, Police Case RegisteredTwo young lovers from different religions eloped recently, but ended up being booked for violating the lockdown, according to the police. But the court did instruct the police to make a case against them for violating lockdown rules. While there have been several violations, this is a unique cases when the reason has been related to love. COVID -19 731 SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 708 SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 201 SHARES 46.8 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 5.1 K SHARESThe incident happened in Kozhikode in Kerala and it certainly stands out.
Celebrity chef Adam Liaw shares the recipe for his 'family's favourite' salad dressing
Celebrity chef Adam Liaw has shared the recipe for his 'family's favourite' salad dressing - and fans are saying it's the 'best they've ever made'. You'll need to grate the onion incredibly finely in order to make sure no one is crunching on raw onion when they enjoy the dressing. Once you've chopped your onion, you merely need to assemble your other ingredients - and mix and shake it well. For vegetarians or vegans, Adam said dried shiitake is perfect for grating over pasta dishes. What I like about it is that is that it's a different meal every day,' Adam said.
In France, Scrutiny of Nursing Homes Brings Soaring Coronavirus Death Toll
PARIS—France has become one of the first countries in the world to systematically report the impact of the new coronavirus in its nursing homes, raising the nation’s official death toll from the virus by more than 40%. France is pressing nursing homes across the country—7,000 institutions housing 600,000 elderly people—to report deaths of confirmed or suspected coronavirus patients to health authorities. So far, the country has tallied 3,237 deaths in nursing homes since March 1, according to the health ministry. Only about...
After Serving Ban, Prithvi Shaw Is Grateful For A Second Chance And Wants His Bat To Do The Talking
Prithvi Shaw came into the Christchurch Test facing a lot of criticism. Kohli had faith in Shaw and the young man did not let the captain down. Is this fifty just what Shaw needed to turn things around? However Shikhar Dhawan is out of the equation for now and that is the opening Shaw needs to fill. COVID -19 46.8 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 708 SHARES 731 SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 201 SHARES 5.1 K SHARESHe is grateful for the chance he has got and now he will look to make his bat do the talking.
Altmaier zu Kampf gegen Pandemie - "Zu früh für Selbstzufriedenheit"
Michael Kappeler/Pool via REUTERSBerlin (Reuters) - Die Osterfeiertage sind nach Einschätzung von Bundeswirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier entscheidend für das weitere Vorgehen im Kampf gegen die Coronavirus-Pandemie. “Aber es ist viel zu früh, um in Selbstgewissheit und Selbstzufriedenheit zu verfallen.” Über Ostern müssten die Maßnahmen weiter diszipliniert und mit viel Verantwortungsgefühl umgesetzt werden. “Ausstiegsszenarien kann es nur in den Ländern - und das gilt auch für Deutschland - geben, wo man die Ausbreitung der Krise und der Seuche verlangsamt hat”, so Altmaier. Das sei der Kern des Kommissionsvorschlags und entspreche dem Vorgehen, das auch die Bundesregierung für richtig und notwendig halte. “Ein Vorgehen, das verhindert, dass wir schon wenige Tage nach einer Lockerung dann wieder neue Verschärfungen brauchen.” Das würde zu Enttäuschung in der Bevölkerung führen.
British PM is 'stable, improving and sat up' in intensive care, minister says
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden leaves after attending a meeting to address the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak, at Cabinet Office in London, Britain March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Simon DawsonLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in a stable and improving condition in intensive care, his culture minister said on Thursday. “In terms of the prime minister’s condition, it remains as we said yesterday: he’s stable, improving, sat up and engaged with medical staff,” Oliver Dowden told BBC TV. “I think things are getting better for him.”
As outbreaks flatten in places, Japan, India see more cases
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency, but not a lockdown, in Tokyo and six other prefectures earlier this week. The number of confirmed cases exceeds 5,000, with 166 deaths, according to India’s Health Ministry. Meanwhile, deaths, hospitalizations and new infections have been leveling off in places like Italy and Spain, which together have more than 30,000 deaths. “We are flattening the curve because we are rigorous about social distancing,” New York state Gov. Still, the governor said hospitalizations are decreasing and many of those now dying fell ill in the outbreak’s earlier stages.
British PM is 'stable, improving and sat up' in intensive care, minister says
General view of 10 Downing Street after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken into the intensive care unit in hospital on Monday evening, after his coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms worsened and he has asked Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab to deputise, in London, Britain, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in a stable and improving condition in intensive care, his culture minister said on Thursday. “In terms of the prime minister’s condition, it remains as we said yesterday: he’s stable, improving, sat up and engaged with medical staff,” Oliver Dowden told BBC TV. “I think things are getting better for him.”
Hilton Foundation announces $10 million donation to COVID-19 relief organizations
Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild's family are donating a whopping $10 million to help COVID-19 relief funds. The donation was announced on Wednesday, with roughly half of the funds going address, 'the urgent needs facing the homeless population in Los Angeles.' Family donation: Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild's family are donating a whopping $10 million to help COVID-19 relief fundsThe Los Angeles grants will be divided between three organizations, Brilliant Corners, California Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Brilliant Corners will receive $2,250,000 in a partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. The third Los Angeles based grant goes to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles for $2,250,000 to its Pandemic Relief Fund.
Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU se penche pour la première fois sur le Covid-19
Pour la première fois, le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU doit se réunir jeudi pour s'entretenir de la pandémie de nouveau coronavirus. Les pays membres, aux opinions divisées, doivent échanger sur le projet d'une gestion de crise internationale et sur la cessation mondiale des hostilités. Le premier, initié par la Tunisie et obtenu par l'AFP, est porté par les dix membres non permanents. Le deuxième, centré sur un soutien à une "cessation des hostilités" réclamée en mars par le patron de l'ONU pour faciliter la lutte contre la pandémie et sur une "pause humanitaire", est proposé par la France. Avec AFPLe résumé de la semaineFrance 24 vous propose de revenir sur les actualités qui ont marqué la semaine Je m'abonne
Coronavirus : quand les mairies imposent le port du masque
En France, de plus de plus de communes rendent obligatoire le port du masque pour lutter contre le coronavirus. C'est le cas à Val d'Isère ou à Sceaux par exemple. Le port du masque risque bien d'être imposé à tous les Français quand sera venue l'heure du déconfinement. Nice et Cannes devraient prendre des mesures similaires, mais elles seront appliquées à la fin du confinement. Le gouvernement français a de son côté incité la population à se mettre à porter des masques sans attendre.
Not Just Hydroxychloroquine India Is Also Largest Producer Of These Drugs
India is considered as the largest producer and exporters of drugs to some major countries such as the US and Europe. The list of drugs and medicine ingredients which are produced by India are:PixabayIndia is one of the largest producers for many drugs and health medicines such as paracetamol, Vitamins B1, B6 B12, female hormone drugs like Tinidazole and Metronidazole. The restrictions have been imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak which has disrupted the global supply chains. A Indian medicine Paracetamol - generic pain reliever, and its formulations were not included in the list of drugs freed up for export. #COVID19 — Judd Deere (@JuddPDeere45) April 5, 2020India had restricted the exports of 26 ingredients and medicines on March 3.
Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as virus shuts down bars
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Champagne corks no longer pop at Dubai's infamous alcohol-soaked brunches. The blaring flat-screen televisions stand silent in the sheikhdom's sports bars. This skyscraper-studded desert metropolis on the Arabian Peninsula has long been one of the wettest places in the Mideast in terms of alcohol consumption, its bars and licensed restaurants serving tourists, travelers and its vast population of foreign workers. With the virus now threatening a crucial source of tax and general revenue for its rulers, Dubai's two major alcohol distributors have partnered to offer home delivery of beer, spirits and wine, yet another loosening of social mores in this Islamic city-state. “Luxury hotels and bars have been the worse impacted within the sector and this had a direct impact on the alcohol consumption ... in the United Arab Emirates,” said Rabia Yasmeen, an analyst for market research firm Euromonitor International.
This chart shows which European countries are expected to have the highest coronavirus death tolls
Britain will be hit harder by the coronavirus crisis than any other European country, researchers have predicted, with the U.K. expected to see more than 60,000 deaths from COVID-19. It compares to a total of 81,766 deaths expected to occur in the U.S. by the same date, according to IHME analysts. The European analysis was based on data from various sources, including national and local governments, the WHO, and individual countries' social-distancing policies. For many countries, death tolls would be influenced by hospital resources being "well in excess of what it available," researchers said. The country was on a trajectory that would result in a total of 66,314 deaths by August 4, scientists concluded.
Coronavirus briefing: Lockdown extension talks and calls for international unity
And the government's emergency Cobra committee will discuss whether the lockdown ought to be extended beyond its initial three weeks. Latest figures show another 938 people in the UK have died in hospital with coronavirus, the highest daily death toll yet. Amid suggestions the virus is having a disproportionate impact on people from ethnic minority backgrounds, we examine the data. However, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the national lockdown, imposed on 9 March, can only be eased gradually. Remember, you can find trustworthy information about the outbreak and advice on life under lockdown at our dedicated page.
Flights are grounded - is this the moment we give up our addiction to flying? | Nicole Badstuber
With job losses for airline and airport staff likely to reach hundreds of thousands, the government’s priority is, unsurprisingly, securing workers’ income and keeping strategic routes open. In recent years we have seen a boost in air travel by an average of between 4% and 5% a year. Applying pricing tools such as a frequent flyer penalty, carbon emissions-based tax or airport user surcharge would discourage air travel. The government could provide targeted training so airline and airport staff can acquire different work within the transport sector. Read moreFrom consumer’s point of view, the current interruption of global air travel is also an opportunity to shape future travel behaviours.
Modern Family ends 10-year run on ABC as whole Pritchett family says goodbye during series finale
Claire told the kids one of them had to move out, and they needed to decide by the end of the day. Since the figure was rotund like Cam and redheaded like Mitchell, Jay dubbed it 'Kitsch,' combining the men's names—and Mitchell loved it. Candid conversation: Cam finally told Mitchell about getting an offer for his dream jobHe told Mitchell about the job, leading his husband to say, 'This is my chance to be there for you. Their guests swooned, and Claire told Mitchell his words were beautiful, to which he replied, 'Well, everyone was looking at me. At her house, Gloria told Jay she felt like no one needed her now that she had a new career as a real-estate agent.
Nipmuc grad Anthony Leonelli courts new challenge
Anthony Leonelli immediately hit the recruiting trail after agreeing to become head men’s basketball coach at Green Mountain College in Pownal, Vt.His first official day on the job was Monday. “Baseball came relatively easy for me,’’ said Leonelli, the head baseball coach at Blackstone Valley Regional Tech in Upton the past four seasons. “But the idea of coaching basketball was a challenge and really appealed to me.’’Leonelli, a volunteer assistant basketball coach at Millbury High while attending Southern New Hampshire, quipped that he always reminds his old basketball coach at Nipmuc, Jim Grant, that he should have played more. He has also coached at Hoop Mountain, the Hoop Group, and the Boston College basketball camps, and was codirector of WPI’s camp. Former Lincoln-Sudbury Regional and Boston College women’s basketball star Carolyn Swords has signed with the Acqua & Sapone Umbertide professional team in Italy.
Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as virus shuts down bars
In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 photo, a delivery truck leaves after dropping off alcohol to a home in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 photo, a delivery truck leaves after dropping off alcohol to a home in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Residents, however, need an alcohol license, a plastic red card issued by Dubai police that requires annual renewal. There’s a 50% import tax on a bottle of alcohol, as well as an additional 30% tax in Dubai on buying from liquor stores. Hoping to boost alcohol sales, Dubai last year loosened its liquor laws to allow tourists to purchase alcohol in state-controlled stores .
Panicked Passengers Jump Off Ferry In Indonesia Because Of Suspected Coronavirus Cases Onboard
Twitter/@NationalPostBut ever since cases started peaking across countries, the situation seems to made of pure chaos, despite repeated pleas to stay calm. More recently, in Indonesia, several passengers on a ferry jumped into the sea and swam ashore after authorities sought to block the vessel docking due to fears of suspected coronavirus cases. COVID -19 708 SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 731 SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 46.8 K SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 201 SHARESAccording to a Reuters report, the ferry was blocked when trying to make port in Maumere in the eastern island of Flores, amid fears three crew members on board had contracted the novel coronavirus. The ferry was carrying 255 passengers, mostly migrant workers returning home from Malaysia. Indonesia had recorded 2,956 cases of the coronavirus and 240 deaths.
After Donating Rs 50 Lakh, Mohanlal Interacts & Sings Songs With Health Workers Over Video Call
In a bid to do the same, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, after donating Rs 50 lakh to Kerala Chief Minter's Relief Fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic, interacted with health care workers for nearly an hour via video call. He interacted with Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja and about 250 other health professionals. Not only that, to boost their morale, he also sang a song for them all. 250 health workers in Kerala who are under 14-day isolation after serving patients affected with coronavirus got an opportunity to interact with Mohanlal on video call, via the efforts of the Kerala Govt. — Karthik (@beastoftraal) April 8, 2020COVID -19 708 SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 731 SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 46.7 K SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 201 SHARESMeanwhile, Mohanlal was also a part of an awareness video titled Family that starred big names from the Indian entertainment industry including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Rajinikanth, Diljit Dosanjh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Chiranjeevi and Prosenjit Chatterjee.
A Tokyo, le Nikkei finit à l'équilibre
La Bourse de Tokyo a fini sans tendance jeudi en dépit de la clôture positive de Wall Street. /Photo d'archives/REUTERS/Issei Kato(Reuters) - La Bourse de Tokyo a fini sans tendance jeudi en dépit de la clôture positive de Wall Street, l’évolution de la pandémie de coronavirus au Japon ayant incité les investisseurs à la prudence.L’indice Nikkei a perdu 0,04% à 19.345,77 points et le Topix, plus large, a perdu 0,61% à 1.416,75 points. L’épidémie ne montre aucun signe de ralentissement en dépit de l’entrée en vigueur cette semaine d’un état d’urgence à Tokyo, Osaka et cinq autres régions très peuplées du pays. Le nombre total de cas de contamination au coronavirus au Japon a franchi jeudi la barre des 5.000 personnes, rapporte la chaîne publique NHK. Le pays a enregistré mercredi 503 nouveaux cas de contamination au coronavirus, un record quotidien depuis le début de l’épidémie.
Wimbledon Paid Pandemic Insurance For Almost 20 Years, Now It's Getting $141,000 For Cancelling Due To Coronavirus
Wimbledon Paid Pandemic Insurance For Almost 20 Years, Now It's Getting $141,000 For Cancelling Due To CoronavirusWimbledon Paid Pandemic Insurance For Almost 20 Years, Now It's Getting $141,000 For Cancelling Due To CoronavirusSave for a rainy day and invest for the future. The 2020 edition recently got cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID -19 5.1 K SHARES 46.7 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 201 SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 708 SHARES 731 SHARESReutersLooks like planning ahead works. — Sundar Rajan (@csundar86) April 9, 2020Not exactly a pandemic insurance but yes. ???????? — Miguel Lopez (@SBDC_Miguel) April 9, 2020The coronavirus pandemic is holding the world hostage right now.
The secret call of the wild: how animals teach each other to survive
Yet for many species culture is both crucial and fragile. Long before a population declines to numbers low enough to seem threatened with extinction, their special cultural knowledge, earned and passed down over long generations, begins disappearing. Photograph: Ines DuranMany young birds learn much by observing their parents, and parrots probably need to learn more than most. As land, weather and climate change, some aspects of cultural knowledge will be the tickets necessary for boarding the future. Cultural knowledge is what allows many populations to survive.
Mississippi pageant rescheduled to July for virus concerns
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Miss Mississippi Scholarship Organization announced it will reschedule this year’s pageant due to the coronavirus pandemic . The competition, which was originally planned to be held in June, has been tentatively pushed back to early July, David Blackledge, the organization’s executive director, said Tuesday in a Facebook post . The Vicksburg Post reported Wednesday that organizers are also eyeing July as a possible month to host the state’s teen pageant competition that was slated to be held in late April. Blackledge said aside from safety concerns, the organization has to consider possible losses in sponsorships due to business closures.
VÍDEO : Países europeus preparam-se para regresso à normalidade
Ruas vazias, lojas e monumentos fechados, aqui estão algumas imagens capturadas pelos drones, para ilustrar a situação atual nalgumas cidades mundiais.
Fremont detectives investigating first homicide of the year
FREMONT – Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at a Fremont grocery store Wednesday night. The death marked the city’s first homicide of the year, Fremont police said in a news release. The victim exited the car he was in and got into an argument with a man inside the SUV. Police said it was too early in the investigation to determine a motive for the fatal shooting. Anyone with information about the case can contact Fremont police at 510-790-6800 ext.
Coronavirus: GDP figures show UK economy was struggling before COVID-19 lockdown
The UK's economy grew by 0.1% in the three months to February, giving a picture of only weak growth ahead of the coronavirus lockdown. The monthly figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the economy contracted 0.1% in the month of February, following an 0.1% rise in January and an 0.2% rise in December. The figures will be concerning, as they show the economy was already struggling ahead of the restrictions put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. This has left many businesses and workers struggling and economists are forecasting a severe recession as the country recovers from the pandemic and its effects. The move is to ensure the government has access to funds if the COVID-19 pandemic leaves it unable to raise money from markets easily.
'It's relentless': The referee on the frontline of the NHS fight against coronavirus
He is steeped in the process of his job, in supporting his staff and readying them for what is to come. He took charge of his first National League game in October 2015 and his first in the Football League less than two years later. He has progressed quickly and loves the game – which is non-negotiable given the demands on young referees. He appreciates that his NHS managers have always allowed him to be flexible in making up hours. At the same time as working his way up the referee hierarchy he completed a nursing degree at Sheffield Hallam University after a year out working at a nursing home.
EnQuest cuts 2020 operating costs further to $335 million
LONDON (Reuters) - British North Sea oil and gas producer EnQuest (ENQ.L) cut its operating costs by a further $40 million to $335 million from previous guidance and senior management will take a voluntary 20% pay cut to weather an oil price slump, it said on Thursday. EnQuest now expects it will reach its cash flow breakeven point at an oil price LCOc1 of $33 a barrel of oil equivalent this year and $27 per boe next year, lower than previous guidance.
U.K. builder Redrow says it can issue £300 million of commercial paper using Bank of England facility
U.K. homebuilder Redrow RDW, -0.04% said it has been confirmed as an eligible issuer for the Bank of England's Covid Corporate Financing Facility with an issuer limit under the facility of £300 million, which is currently undrawn. Negotiations for the additional £100 million of headroom under the group's existing revolving credit facility are expected to be concluded by the end of April, which will take the facility to £350 million. Currently around 80% of the workforce has been furloughed under the government's job retention scheme, and its directors have volunteered to take a salary cut of 20%.
Children are the future
Probably, we all have been overconfident from the day we began to hear the news of the disease outbreak in China. As the most feasible solution as of now is to prevent the disease from spreading, children should be kept away from getting exposed to potentially vulnerable surroundings. Why do we have the hesitation in giving a safe environment for the children? The government and authorities should direct the schools to take the right decision to protect children. This is a time where safety and health survival of our next generation should be prioritized over any short-term economic goals.
Video: Former MAFS star Ines Basic reveals she felt suicidal during show
Video: 'I wanted to take my own life': Former Married At First Sight star Ines Basic reveals she was SUICIDAL while filming the show after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorderInes Basic reveals she felt suicidal on Married at First Sight.
Man fatally shot in Gary
A 24-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday in Gary. About 7:55 p.m., Khalil Parker Sr. was in the 1900 block of Carolina Street when he was shot, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. He was pronounced dead about an hour later. Gary police were not available for comment Wednesday night.
VIDÉO : Coronavirus : quand les mairies imposent le port du masque
En France, de plus de plus de communes rendent obligatoire le port du masque pour lutter contre le coronavirus. C'est le cas à Val d'Isère ou à Sceaux par exemple.
Coronavirus 9 de abril, minuto a minuto: Los casos en EE. UU. aumentan en más de 33.000 en un solo día
Los casos en EE.UU. superan los 432.000: el número de muertes en Estados Unidos es de más de 14.800 después de que el país registrara 1.922 nuevos fallecimientos el miércoles, la mayor cantidad en un solo día.
Abuse of power is the real emergency
As with most if not all of the government's measures, the state of emergency plans issued April 6 are so full of holes and contradictions, people should be ready for the real emergency to begin soon, not from any virus, but from those wielding power for their own purposes. All medical, food and other basic supplies can be grabbed by governments using any means they like so most ordinary people will be denied them. So many government policies have been so badly handled for so long, will anyone except their relatives and lackeys know where the money is coming from (consumption tax?) Even when the government has attempted to "do the right thing" (pension payments, nationalized industry dismantlement etc.) Dazaifu, Fukuoka PrefectureThe opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.
Wednesday Sports in Brief
NFLTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with the Patriots. The six-time Super Bowl champion who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency last month said Wednesday on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” it was “just time” for a change, reiterating he has no hard feelings about coach Bill Belichick not making him a Patriot for life. “I think he has a lot of loyalty and I think he and I have had a lot of conversations that nobody’s ever been privy to, and nor should they be,” Brady told Stern during a wide-ranging interview lasting more than two hours.
Paul Ince backs flop Alexis Sanchez to become 'key part' of Manchester United
Paul Ince has backed Alexis Sanchez to become a 'key part' of the Manchester United side when he returns from his disappointing loan spell at Inter Milan. The Chilean is currently on loan at Inter Milan but has failed to make an impression and United are keen to offload Sanchez. However former United midfielder Ince wouldn't be surprised if Sanchez turned things around at Old Trafford. Paul Ince wouldn't be surprised if Alexis Sanchez turned things around at Manchester United'I wouldn't rule out Sanchez going back to United and being a key part of their team next season. Ince has backed Sanchez to become a 'key part' of Manchester United side when he returns'So Sanchez could definitely go back to United, look fantastic in training, and bang suddenly he's important to their plans after all.'
Viewers SLAM Channel 7 for airing 'cheesy, condescending' coronavirus promo
Channel Seven has received less-than-positive feedback for its new coronavirus campaign titled All in This Together. In the promo, Seven stars including Sam Armytage, David Koch, Manu Feildel and Sonia Kruger share words of encouragement from their homes. Backlash: Channel Seven has received less-than-positive feedback for its new coronavirus campaign titled All in This Together. The promo features Seven stars including Sam Armytage, David Koch and Sonia Kruger (pictured) sharing words of encouragement from their homesHowever, several Reddit users were left unimpressed and described the saccharine promo as condescending, cheesy and tone-deaf. Reddit users were left unimpressed and described the saccharine promo as condescending, cheesy and tone-deaf.
Sofia Vergara shares emotional throwback photo of Modern Family cast in wake of series finale
The series finale for ABC's hit sitcom Modern Family premiered on Wednesday night. And hours before the show's final bow, Sofia Vergara took to Instagram to share a private snapshot from the cast's last day on set. 'The last Modern Family tonight,' captioned Vergara, who could be seen partaking in a group hug with all of her castmates. Modern family premiered on ABC in 2009 and, after 11-years on the air, came to a close via a two-part finale on Wednesday. 'In Part 2 of the series finale, the entire family discovers saying goodbye is much harder than it seems.'
Video: Amanda Micallef slams Married At First Sight for being 'boring'
Video: 'This season was a bit of a flop': Married At First Sight's Amanda Micallef SLAMS the hit reality show she starred on and brands it 'boring''This season was a bit of a flop': Married At First Sight's Amanda Micallef SLAMS the hit reality show she starred on and brands it 'boring'
Poliçani në karantinë, të moshuarit thyejnë shtetrrethimin, Policia nuk vepron
Por, ka dhe nga ata të moshuar që nuk kanë dikë për t’iu shërbyer dhe detyrohen që të dalin jashtë për të bërë pazarin, apo për të shkuar në farmaci. Leja për të dalë nga shtëpia, apo rregullat e tjera të vëna qeveria për situatën, në këtë qytet duken të huaja. Policia nuk e merr mundimin për të kontrolluar qytetarët, të cilët në shumicën e rasteve janë të moshuar. Sipas kryetarit të bashkisë, Adriatik Zotaj, Poliçani është ndër qytetet më të rrezikuara nga coronavirus, pasi banorët, të cilët në pjesën më të madhe janë ish-punëtorë të Kombinatit të Armëve, vuajnë nga sëmundje kronike për shkak të punës në uzinë. “Janë 800 familje që janë të rrezikuara, për shkak se janë të gjithë me sëmundje kronike.
Dean Wells unleashes on 'vapid' Bachelorette couple Georgia Love and Lee Elliott
Married At First Sight bad boy Dean Wells has reignited his feud with Bachelorette couple Georgia Love and Lee Elliott. His comments were in response to a cheap shot Lee took at Dean earlier this year when he was announced as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Married At First Sight bad boy Dean Wells (left) has reignited his feud with Bachelorette couple Georgia Love and Lee Elliott (right)In January, Lee labelled Dean an 'intolerable, sexist, chauvinistic bigot' on Instagram. But Dean has taken the moral high ground, calling out Lee and Georgia for their support of horse racing. Let alone supporting and profiting from such a barbaric industry as horse racing and then judging others.'
China's ex-PSG star Wang freed from Wuhan coronavirus lockdown
Chinese star Wang Shuang was on lockdown for more than two months in her home city of WuhanAdvertising Read moreShanghai (AFP)Chinese women's football star Wang Shuang will finally reunite with the national team after two months stranded at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, state media said. In February, Wuhan native Wang was pictured kicking a ball on a rooftop while on lockdown in the city of 11 million people as she attempted to keep up her fitness. Wuhan, where the virus was first identified, led the world with an unprecedented total lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Xinhua news agency said that Wang and two other players stranded in Wuhan, Yao Wei and Lu Yueyun, would join the squad in Suzhou to prepare for the playoff. Wang, the undoubted star of the Chinese side, has won more than 100 caps.
Zoom CEO Tells NPR He Never Thought 'Seriously' About Online Harassment Until Now
Zoom CEO Tells NPR He Never Thought 'Seriously' About Online Harassment Until NowEnlarge this image toggle caption Mark Lennihan/AP Mark Lennihan/APUpdated at 3:44 p.m. But now Eric Yuan says, "When it comes to a conflict between usability and privacy and security, privacy and security [are] more important – even at the cost of multiple clicks." Yuan spoke with NPR All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro, who asked whether the Zoom CEO would prioritize security after a series of missteps. More than 200 million people participated in Zoom meetings daily in March. Yuan now says he underestimated the threat of harassment – a hallmark of so many online platforms – on Zoom.
2019: A year of unstable memes for unstable times
In 2019, memes seemed to surrender to these various currents. Rather than resist the instability of our times, the best memes reflected it; they enacted the collapse of meaning, played among its ruins, threw its ashes like confetti. Or what about the viral sensation/great debacle of “30 to 50 feral hogs”? AdvertisementBut over time, those feral hogs continued their unabated stampede through my mind as harbingers of just how vulnerable Internet discourse (i.e. 30 to 50 feral hogs), and how easy it is for good intentions online to derail into smoldering train wrecks.
FOTO - I volti di medici e infermieri in corsia contro il coronavirus
Questo collage di ritratti di medici e infermieri italiani è stato realizzato dai fotografi dell'agenzia AP durante la pausa o al termine del turno di lavoro. Sono i professionisti di Roma, Bergamo e Brescia, incontrati venerdì 27 marzo: gli operatori in terapia intensiva in prima linea nella pandemia di coronavirus. Spesso quasi irriconoscibili dietro le maschere, i camici, i guanti e le retine per capelli, la loro unica barriera al contagio - quando disponibile. Intanto si allunga in Italia il 'bollettino di guerra' dei medici caduti per Covid-19 e sale a 66 morti. Sebastiano Petracca, 48, responsabile Centro Mobile di Rianimazione ASL Roma 5 - APLaura Orsini, 39, lavoratrice dell'ufficio amministrazione a Roma, clinica Casalpalocco - APIl direttore del reparto di Terapia Intensiva Gabriele Tomasoni, 65 anni, posa per un ritratto presso l'Ospedale Civico Spedali di Brescia, venerdì 27 marzo 2020.
Man shot dead on quiet Staten Island street
A 48-year-old man was fatally shot on a quiet Staten Island street Wednesday night, cops said. The man was shot in front of a home on Bradley Avenue in the Meiers Corners section of the borough at around 10:30 p.m., according to police. Cops responded to a 911 call from the location and discovered the victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach. He was taken to Staten Island University North Hospital, where he died. There was no suspect in custody as of early Thursday morning.
Kevin Garnett yearns to see NBA return to Seattle, has big plans for future
Kevin Garnett always found Seattle to be a difficult place for opponents. He played in 27 games there during his NBA career, leaving the court as a winner only eight times. These days, it's not that uncommon for Garnett to be thinking big. For Garnett, that passion intersects with one of the passions Bryant had: Creating content. Bryant was connecting with people through children's books, documentaries and other projects, and Garnett has a similar diversity in his content plans these days.
Saudi-Arabien kündigt Feuerpause im Jemen an
REUTERS/Faisal Al NasserDubai/Riad (Reuters) - Saudi-Arabien und seine Verbündeten haben eine zweiwöchige Unterbrechung ihres Militäreinsatzes gegen die Huthi-Miliz im Jemen angekündigt. Noch in der Nacht teilte Jemens Informationsministerium mit, die Huthis hätten die Hafenstadt Hodeida und die Stadt Marib im Landesinneren mit Raketen beschossen. Die Huthis teilten wiederum über von ihnen kontrollierte Medien mit, die saudiarabische Militärallianz habe Ziele in zwei Provinzen angegriffen. Die Huthis hatten die international anerkannte und von Saudi-Arabien unterstützte Regierung Ende 2014 aus der Hauptstadt Sanaa verdrängt. Nach Angaben von Oberst Al-Malki wurden im Jemen allerdings bislang keine Infektionsfälle verzeichnet.
Katherine Schwarzenegger walks dogs with mom Maria Shriver and brother Patrick amid quarantine
Katherine Schwarzenegger has been quite the crusader for social distancing amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. And The Gift of Forgiveness author has also been getting in plenty of quality family time during quarantine. She bundled up in a camouflage windbreaker Wednesday as she walked her dogs with mom Maria Shriver in Los Angeles, while keeping their distance from brother Patrick Schwarzenegger and his girlfriend Abby Champion. Family outing: Katherine Schwarzenegger walked her dogs Wednesday with mom Maria Shriver in Los Angeles, while keeping their distance from brother Patrick Schwarzenegger and his girlfriend Abby ChampionThe 30-year-old finished the look with a grey hoodie, a pair of black leggings and some white sneakers. Maria, 64, donned a white jacket with black leggings and a matching beanie, covering her face with a black scarf.
Neo Nazi who murdered the father of her child because she didn't like him loses appeal
A neo-Nazi who murdered the father of her child because she wanted to end their relationship and get hold of his life insurance has lost her appeal against conviction in Western Australia. Melony Jane Attwood plotted with fellow white supremacists to bludgeon 42-year-old FIFO boilermaker Alan Taylor to death with a hammer as he slept in the Girrawheen house he owned and allowed her lover Robert Edhouse to live in. The WA Supreme Court heard Mr Taylor did not know the pair were in a relationship, but may have suspected, and their motive for the 2016 killing was getting hold of a $1 million life insurance policy they believed he had. She also found Edhouse may have wanted to eliminate his sexual rival, retain cohesion of the Aryan Nations group he presided over and impress Attwood. She has continuously protested her innocence and argued her lawyer didn't follow instructions at trial, but her appeal was dismissed on Thursday.
Watchdog blames Syria for three chemical weapons attacks
The global chemical weapons watchdog Wednesday for the first time explicitly blamed Syria for toxic attacks, saying President Bashar Assad’s air force used the nerve gas sarin and chlorine three times in 2017. The findings came in the first report from a new investigative team set up by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to identify the perpetrators of attacks in Syria’s ongoing nine-year-long civil war. Western nations and human rights groups praised the OPCW report, saying it proved Syria continued chemical attacks on its own population. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “no amount of disinformation from Assad’s enablers in Russia and Iran can hide the fact that the Assad regime is responsible for numerous chemical weapons attacks.”“The unchecked use of chemical weapons by any state presents an unacceptable security threat to all states and cannot occur with impunity,” Pompeo said in a statement. The OPCW won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for its work in Syria and says it has eliminated 97 percent of the world’s chemical weapons.
La economía japonesa se enfrenta a una incertidumbre extrema, según el Banco de Japón
El Gobernador del Banco de Japón, Haruhiko Kuroda, usa una mascarilla durante el brote de coronavirus en una reunión trimestral de los gerentes de las sucursales regionales del Banco de Japón en Tokio, Japón, en esta foto distribuida por Kyodo el 9 de abril de 2020. Kyodo/vía REUTERSTOKIO, 9 abr (Reuters) - La incertidumbre sobre las perspectivas económicas de Japón es “extremadamente alta” ya que la pandemia del COVID-19 está lastrando la producción y el consumo, según dijo el gobernador del banco central Haruhiko Kuroda, que subrayó su disposición a tomar más medidas monetarias para evitar una profunda recesión. “La propagación del coronavirus está teniendo un grave impacto en la economía de Japón debido a la disminución de las exportaciones, la producción, la demanda de turistas extranjeros y el consumo privado”, dijo. En contraste con los rigurosos confinamientos en algunos países donde se imponen multas y se realizan detenciones por incumplimiento de las medidas, la aplicación de la ley en Japón se basará más en la presión social y en la arraigada tradición japonesa de respeto a la autoridad. Hideaki Omura, gobernador de la prefectura central de Aichi, dijo que declararía el estado de emergencia para su área el viernes.
Officials: Have a plan for severe weather amid pandemic
Despite a need for social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the top priority for people in the path of a tornado or severe weather should be to protect themselves, officials said Wednesday. “Now is the time to explore the best options to keep you safer from severe weather, as well as limit your exposure to the virus. Don’t wait until a tornado warning is issued to make a plan,” the state Department of Emergency Management said in a news release. “The need to practice social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19 brings added complications to taking shelter from severe weather,” the agency said. “However, state and federal officials agree that your top priority should be to protect yourself from a potential tornado.”
Concern grows over recurring cases of COVID-19
Amid a dose of optimism Thursday after counting the lowest number of new infections in a single day, South Korean health authorities are growing uneasy over the steady increase in the number of patients who have tested positive twice.As of Thursday at 12:01 a.m., Korea had 74 patients who had tested positive for the virus for a second time, up nine from the previous day, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Reactivation of the virus is the most probable explanation for the phenomenon, rather than reinfection, health authorities said, adding that investigations were underway to understand what exactly happened.Of the repeat patients, 25 were in Daegu, the local epicenter of COVID-19, and made up the largest proportion of the total, stoking fears of a second wave of infection.After following up with virus survivors, the city found 316 symptomatic people, or 6.6 percent, experiencing fever and cough, according to Daegu City.The city reached out to 5,001 virus survivors in the city over the phone on March 7 and 8, and 4,752 people replied, it added.Daejeon, Korea’s fifth-largest metropolitan city, on Thursday confirmed its first patient to have tested positive for the virus twice.The patient, in her 40s, had been discharged March 27 after testing negative, but was confirmed to have the virus earlier this week.Two patients who have caught the virus twice were identified in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, during an inspection the city carried out to follow up on its nine COVID-19 survivors, according to Cheongju City.One of the patients was a 4-year-old boy who had fully recovered and returned home on March 20.“The ratio of patients retesting positive is very small even if were to see more cases. … It is important to examine the virus and check for infectivity in these cases,” said Kwon Joon-wook, deputy director of the KCDC, in a daily virus status briefing earlier in the week.Local epicenter North Gyeongsang Province reported the death
Michigan forward Colin Castleton becomes second Wolverine to enter transfer portal
Late Wednesday night, sophomore Colin Castleton became the second Wolverine this week to enter his name into the transfer portal and will likely look to finish his career elsewhere. Castleton served as a backup big man this past season and appeared in 25 games. While Castleton could still return to Michigan, he’s likely looking to go somewhere with a clearer path to playing time. The 6-foot-11, 235-pound forward was going to have to contend with Davis and incoming freshman Hunter Dickinson for minutes at the five as well as junior-to-be Brandon Johns Jr. and incoming freshman Isaiah Todd in smaller lineups. He’s the second member of that class to enter the transfer portal, joining guard David DeJulius, who put his name in on Monday.
Bernie Sanders suspende la campaña para nominación presidencial demócrata
El candidato presidencial demócrata de Estados Unidos, el senador Bernie Sanders, habla en una rueda de prensa en Burlington, Vermont, Estados Unidos, el 11 de marzo de 2020. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonWASHINGTON, 8 abr (Reuters) - El senador estadounidense Bernie Sanders suspendió el miércoles su campaña para la nominación presidencial demócrata en una teleconferencia con sus colaboradores, dijo su equipo en un comunicado. Sanders tiene previsto dirigirse a sus partidarios durante una conexión en vivo por internet a las 1545 GMT, indicó el comunicado.
Moon vows W210b funds for COVID-19 vaccine R&D
President Moon Jae-in on Thursday pledged 210 billion won ($172 million) funds for the development of medicines and vaccines, including one for the novel coronavirus, saying he wants the country to lead the world not just in virus control but also its prevention and cure.Presiding over a meeting of five related parties -- the government, academia, research institutions, hospitals and pharmaceutical firms -- Moon promised to cut the red tape to expedite clinical trials.“With the investment, we will work to sharpen competitiveness of the national therapeutic and vaccine capability. Part of that is the research and development support for COVID-19 vaccines reflected in the government’s supplementary budget and the envisioned new research institute dedicated to new pathogens,” he said at Institut Pasteur Korea, a private lab in Seongnam, southern Seoul, where the meeting took place.Moon called for stronger public-private partnership to expedite development of COVID-19 therapies.“The development of infectious disease vaccines and therapeutic agents takes a long time and a great deal of money, so it is difficult to achieve results in a short period of time only by private efforts,” he said.During the meeting, the president encouraged researchers working to develop potential treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 and other diseases, expressing hopes that one day the bio industry can be Korea’s new economic growth engine.“As we have become a model country in coronavirus control, we can take a lead in the development of treatments and vaccines, giving hope to many people around the world as well as to our contracted economy,” he said.A total of 126 countries have so far asked about or made requests for importing test kits from Korea, including requests that are being made on humanitarian grounds, according to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.By Park Han-na (
1 critically injured after crash in central Las Vegas
The Metropolitan Police Department said a white SUV struck a red car near Eastern and Sahara avenues after the car entered an oncoming lane of travel. One person was critically injured in a crash late Wednesday, April 8, 2020, near Eastern Avenue and Sunrise Street, according to Las Vegas police. (Dalton LaFerney/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Las Vegas police were investigating a crash in the central valley that sent one person to a hospital in critical condition Wednesday night. By about 11 p.m., investigators were still inspecting the crash. Ibarra said the agency’s “fatal team” was also investigating the crash.
Iran, medici e infermiere ballano per tenere alto il morale contro il coronavirus
In piena epidemia di coronavirus, in Iran il personale sanitario sta cercando di tenere alto il morale (il proprio e quello dei pazienti) ballando. Il filmato dei medici che allentano la tensione ballando non è il primo nel suo genere. Un politico nella cerchia di Khamenei ha contratto il SARS-CoV-2, scrive Radio Farda, e lo ha annunciato pubblicamente su Twitter. Perché i funzionari e i politici hanno accesso facile e veloce al kit diagnostico del coronavirus, quando la gente comune deve aspettare giorni per essere testata? Sì, questo è il paese di tuo padre, di tua sorella e di suo marito [il popolo privilegiato del regime].
7 mini movie festivals you can watch from home
And in fact a recent Hollywood Reporter poll found that 38 percent of respondents were in favor of closing movie theaters for the duration (44 percent were opposed). (Criterion Channel and rental)Advertisement“The Shawshank Redemption” (1994). (Criterion Channel and rental)“Funny Face” (1957). (Criterion Channel and rental)“To Be or Not to Be” (1942). “So they call me Concentration Camp Erhardt...” (Criterion Channel, Kanopy, Turner Classics)The “Falling in Love Again” package“I Know Where I’m Going” (1945).
VIDEO : Angst vor der 2. Welle, doch Europa berät über Exit-Strategie
In Deutschland und Frankreich ist der Höhepunkt der #Coronavirus-Pandemie wohl noch nicht erreicht. Anders in Italien und Spanien, doch dort gibt es auch die Angst vor der zweiten Welle.
Sports Scoreboard for Thursday, April 9
WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed INF Nick Ward. FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCINCINNATI BENGALS — Agreed to terms with CB Mackenside Alexander, LB Josh Byrnes, CB LeShaun Sims and WR Mike Thomas on one-year contracts. Agreed to terms with S Vonn Bell, G Xavier Su’a-Filo and CB Trae Waynes on three-year contracts. Agreed to terms with DT D.J. Re-signed G Alex Redmond to a one-year contract.
Coronavirus: LeBron James aura du mal tourner la page si la saison NBA est annulée
Interrogé mercredi par quelques médias via l'application Zoom, James s'est néanmoins dit "fier" de ce que son équipe a accompli jusqu'à présent. "Je pourrai regarder en arrière et dire que nous avons fait quelque chose de spécial dans ce laps de temps." Au soir du 11 mars, la saison s'est mise à l'arrêt après le test positif du pivot français Rudy Gobert (Utah). "Il a joué pendant sept ans à la Nouvelle-Orléans, il fallait qu'il s'adapte à un nouveau système et qu'on trouve des automatismes. "Des hauts et des bas, sur et en dehors du parquet, c'est ce que nous avons effectivement dû endurer", a-t-il reconnu.
Coronavirus latest: at a glance
Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include:At least 88,500 deaths worldwideAccording to researchers at Johns Hopkins University roughly 1.5 million people have been infected. In the UK there are more than 61,400 cases and more than 7,100 deaths. Australia records its lowest number of new cases in three weeksAustralia recorded just 96 new cases on Wednesday. US strategic national stockpile nearly out of PPEAmerica’s Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients. This came after the US suffered its highest daily death toll from coronavirus on Tuesday, with 1,858 people succumbing to the disease.
Quarantine illegal Channel migrants for 14 days to prevent spread of quarantine, says MP
Illegal migrants must be placed in quarantine after reaching the UK in small boats from France to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a Tory MP has demanded. Natalie Elphicke, MP for Dover, made the plea after some 130 migrants were rescued from the Channel after making the crossing since the weekend. Four boats carrying up to 57 migrants were intercepted by the Border Force on Wednesday, following 63 migrants on Tuesday who attempted the crossing despite lockdown measures in both France and the UK. So how come hundreds of migrants can still pile into small boats and illegally motor into Britain? “I have long said that anyone seeking to break into Britain should be immediately returned to France.
Man allegedly stabs woman to death in NYC liquor store, threatens to jump off roof
A 64-year-old woman was fatally stabbed inside a Manhattan liquor store Wednesday night by a man who later threatened to jump from a nearby rooftop, law enforcement sources said. The victim and suspect were known to each other, sources said, but it was not clear what the nature of the relationship was. The suicidal suspect fled after the attack onto a nearby 3rd Avenue rooftop, sources said. Police set up an inflatable rescue cushion in the middle of the street as the suspect threatened to jump, sources said. As of early Thursday, the man was still on the roof.
Wife of Edmonton Oilers' Colby Cave gives update on medically-induced coma
The wife of Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave Wednesday shared an emotional update a day after her husband was placed in a medically-induced coma and underwent emergency surgery for a brain bleed. It’s all I can keep asking, “he’s going to wake up right?” We need a miracle,” Emily Cave wrote on Instagram. On Tuesday, while Cave was in surgery, Emily posted it had been the worst night and day of her life. Cave, 25, scored one goal in 11 games with the Oilers this season. Before he joined the Boston Bruins for the 2014-15 season, Cave played five seasons for the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos.
Ex-Kazakh president's grandson wins UK case over purchase of London mansion
LONDON (Reuters) - London’s High Court removed anti-graft orders against the grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan on Wednesday, dealing a blow to powers that British crime fighters use to target dirty money. FILE PHOTO: General view shows houses in The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead, in London, Britain March 10, 2020. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has asked a grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan to explain where he got the money from to buy a multi-million pound mansion in one of north London's most expensive roads. However, On Wednesday, the High Court ruled in favour of Aliyev and discharged the orders against the companies which owned the properties. “It is frustrating and disappointing that she has had to take this action to fight these draconian proceedings and clear her name,” the spokesman said.
NTSB report on Arizona plane crash to shape Nevada lawsuits
In new filings Friday with the state Supreme Court, Attorney General Mark Brnovich urged the justices to delay any action on a bid by several groups to seek an exemption to laws that say initiative signatures need to signed in person.
Sabadell no pagará dividendo este año por la epidemia
FOTO DE ARCHIVO: El logo de Banco Sabadell en un edificio a las afueras de Madrid, España, el 13 de abril de 2016. REUTERS/Andrea ComasMADRID, 9 abr (Reuters) - Banco Sabadell se sumó a otras entidades bancarias europeas al anunciar que este año no pagará dividendo con el fin de reservar capital que pueda amortiguar los daños causados por la crisis del coronavirus, siguiendo las recomendaciones del Banco Central Europeo. En un mensaje enviado a última hora del jueves, el banco dijo que su consejo de administración ha acordado “que no realizará pago de dividendo en el ejercicio 2020, como medida de prudencia a la vista de la crisis ocasionada por el COVID-19”.
Video: Males playing cricket and running away after seeing police
Video: Crimestoppers UK pass more than 500 tip-offs to police after getting thousands of reports over people breaking lockdown rules by going outdoors, threatening to infect others, planning parties or opening pubsA group of men were approached by police before running away and dropping their cricket equipment. It comes as the UK is still in lockdown to help fight the coronavirus.
3 Vietnamese students to be deported for violating self-quarantine rules
(Yonhap)Three Vietnamese students will be deported from South Korea for violating self-quarantine rules, the justice ministry said Thursday. The three students, who arrived in South Korea between March 28 and April 1, were ordered to be isolated after testing negative for the novel coronavirus last week. Those who violate the rules or report false information could face up to one year in prison or a fine of up to 10 million won ($8,186). The city government of Gunsan notified the justice ministry of the violation by the Vietnamese students, and the ministry decided to deport them. South Korea reported 39 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the country's total infections to 10,423.
Rio samba schools set Carnival costume aside, start sewing scrubs
Live Blog / Coronavirus live updates: U.S. deaths near 15,000 as Wuhan lifts lockdownHere are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.
Coronavirus: Almost half of adults exposed to fake COVID-19 news
Nearly half of all UK adults have been exposed to fake news online about the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to Ofcom. According to the regulator, just over a third of adults, 35%, have seen the false claim that drinking more water can help flush out the virus. Around a quarter, 24%, saw that gargling salt water or avoiding cold food and drink can stop COVID-19 - another piece of misinformation. AdvertisementThe survey found that young people (18 to 24-year-olds) tended to follow official advice less stringently than others, with only 43% saying they followed the government's hand washing advice closely. On Thursday, the Government said it would extend its information service on WhatsApp to try and tackle misinformation about the virus.
Sudan still in crisis a year after Omar al-Bashir ouster
A year after one of Africa’s longest serving leaders, Omar al-Bashir, was ousted from power in the face of mass street protests, Sudan is still reeling from daunting crises including deep economic woes. Since August last year a transitional government — comprised of civilians and military officials — has taken over the reins of power in Sudan. But the political transition to full civilian rule is fragile in a country where a creaking economy — its dysfunction largely blamed on Bashir-era policies — risks a collapse that could spark fresh social unrest. The United States said the bombers who had carried out the attack in 2000 were supported and trained in Sudan. Sudan’s political transition has also been tested by several security incidents in recent months.
Dax höher erwartet - Eurogruppe und Opec+ im Blick
Frankfurt (Reuters) - Zum Abschluss der verkürzten Börsenwoche wird der Dax Berechnungen von Banken und Brokerhäusern zufolge am Donnerstag höher starten. REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachAm Mittwoch hatte der Dax unter anderem aus Enttäuschung über die vorläufig geplatzten Gespräche über Hilfen für die von der Coronavirus-Pandemie am härtesten getroffenen europäischen Länder 0,2 Prozent auf 10.332,89 Punkte verloren. Im Tagesverlauf wollen die Finanzminister der Eurogruppe einen neuen Anlauf unternehmen, um sich auf ein Hilfspaket zu einigen. “Der Einfluss der Covid-19-Krise auf die Realwirtschaft ist so brutal, dass es einer raschen Antwort der Politik bedarf”, sagte Derek Halpenny, Chef-Analyst für Europa bei Bank Mitsubishi UFJ. Unabhängig davon berät die Opec+, zu der neben den Mitgliedern des Exportkartells weitere Förderländer wie Russland gehören, über eine Drosselung der Rohöl-Fördermengen.
Waxing, lasers and shaving: Everything you need to know about at-home hair removal
The beauty gadget retailer CurrentBody recently reported a 56 per cent rise in home hair removal purchasing, with questions around this technology leaping by 91 per cent. WaxingOriginated in ancient Eygpt way back when, waxing remains a popular method of hair removal to this day for its long-lasting results. Waxing over time also means that hair will grow back weaker and reduce in quantity. "Waxing is all about confidence," says Zainab Siddiq at the Ministry of Waxing. "Once the wax is applied to the skin, the removal is the most important step.
A car boom in Wuhan brings hope for post-lockdown recovery
If the stream of visitors to auto dealerships in Wuhan is any indication, the recovery of the car business in China and perhaps the world could be rapid. The strength of pent-up demand took some car dealers by surprise, with daily sales now running at levels seen before the economic freeze. Nationwide, the weekly retail car sales numbers have been improving for more than a month, after dropping as much as 96 percent during the crisis. BMW AG said on Monday it noted a reversal in demand trends in March “pointing to a sustainable recovery” in China. “We are seeing the first signs of recovery, with a strong order intake” in China, BMW sales head Pieter Nota said.
Coronavirus: Why India cannot afford to lift its lockdown
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India has ramped up testing during the lockdownMany of these hotspot clusters are also thriving manufacturing bases. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India has been under a lockdown from 24 MarchThere is little doubt about that. French Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe, says relaxing the lockdown in his country is going to be "fearsomely complex". India bungled the lockdown by not anticipating the exodus of millions of migrant workers from cities. The country simply cannot afford to make similar mistakes again while trying to relax the lockdown.
Staffers of The Oklahoman take unpaid furloughs
The coronavirus pandemic has hit many businesses hard, including newspapers. The parent company of The Oklahoman has instituted one-week unpaid furloughs for all its full-time employees for each of the next three months. Local journalism is more important than ever, please subscribe at Here is a list of newsroom staff members who are out this week:Photographer Nate Billings; sports writer Abby Bitterman; online editor Richard Hall; chief photographer Doug Hoke; staff writer Adam Kemp; sports writer Maddie Lee; entertainment editor Brandy McDonnell; real estate editor Richard Mize; sports columnist Berry Tramel; night editor Amy Raymond; book editor Ken Raymond; staff writer Tim Willert; and sports writer Scott Wright.
Genius! Man Who Works For Theatre Company Projects Classic Films For Neighbours Amid Lockdown
This neighbourhood from Ireland had the luck of having a resident who works for a theatre company because he chose to entertain his neighbours by projecting a classic film. COVID -19 1.5 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 46.7 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 708 SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 201 SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 731 SHARESThe genius behind this idea, Scott Duggan is the technical manager of the Cyclone Rep theatre company and projected the movie onto the gable-end of a house on the terrace while the sound was broadcast on people's radios. Duggan also told the publication that he did it to maintain a sense of community and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said, “The movie night was so well received on the street that we are looking to do it again." Don't Miss 974 SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 299 SHARES 2.5 K SHARESHe said, “People can then tune in on an FM band and enjoy watching a classic movie ‘with’ all their neighbours.
The Bulls are reportedly finalizing a deal that will make Arturas Karnisovas the 3rd head of basketball operations in Chicago since 1985
Karnisovas checked off all of the boxes for the Bulls as they looked to reshape their organization. He was a member of a collaborative front office in Denver and provided integral drafting skills, with his claim to fame being identifying two-time All-Star Nikola Jokic and pushing the team to select him in the second round of the 2014 draft. On that same draft night, Denver pulled off a trade that sent Doug McDermott to the Bulls and landed Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic with the Nuggets.
Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News
MTThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as of April 8. The capital accounts for 87% of all confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia. March 13 — Russia confirmed 11 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 45, the RBC news website reported, citing the country's coronavirus crisis center. — Russia will suspend most flights to and from Italy, Germany, France and Spain over the coronavirus outbreak starting from Friday, Russia's coronavirus crisis center said in a statement. — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia rose to 28 from 20.
Roy Morgan research finds 27.4 per cent of Australians either unemployed or looking for more work
Almost a third of Australians are either unemployed or are looking for more hours, a study found. It found 16.8 per cent of Australians were unemployed in late March, a level last seen in Australia 88 years ago, with 2.4million people out of work as of last week. Scroll down for videoAlmost a third of Australians are either unemployed or are looking for more hours, a study found. Combined with the jobless, 27.4 per cent of Australians are either unemployed or under-employed, or a record-high 3.92million people. Combined with the jobless, 27.4 per cent of Australians are either unemployed or under-employed, or a record-high 3.92million people.
NRL season to resume on May 28 after league was suspended due to COVID-19
The NRL season is set to resume on May 28 after the league was suspended due to COVID-19. The NRL suspended the season on March 23 as businesses across Australia closed their doors to stem the spread of COVID-19. ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys warned the suspension of the NRL season could have a 'catastrophic impact' on the sport. An Australia without rugby league is not Australia,' he said. This is an extraordinary scenario for rugby league and I will do whatever I need to do.'
Clippers working out together _ via video _ during shutdown
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended — via video conference calls. “The last 10 games we were turning into the Clippers,” Rivers said. “I say, ‘Just checking in.’”___More AP NBA: and
Kaplan (Fed) - US-Wirtschaft dürften im zweiten Halbjahr wieder wachsen
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan speaks during an interview in his office at the bank's headquarters in Dallas, Texas, U.S. January 9, 2020. REUTERS/ Ann SaphirSan Francisco (Reuters) - Der US-Währungshüter Robert Kaplan rechnet nach einem deutlichen Einbruch in diesem Quartal mit einer Rückkehr des Wirtschaftswachstums in den USA in der zweiten Jahreshälfte. Die Verbraucher könnten aber auch nach dem Höhepunkt der Corona-Infektionen aus Angst um ihre Gesundheit und ihre Jobs zurückhaltender sein, sagte der Präsident der Notenbank von Dallas am Mittwoch in einem Reuters-Telefoninterview. Das dürfte den Aufschwung dämpfen und dazu führen, dass die weltgrößte Volkswirtschaft unter dem Strich am Jahresende etwa vier bis fünf Prozent kleiner dastehen werde als Ende 2019.
Live updates: U.S. death toll climbs, but signs emerge that new coronavirus cases may be leveling off
HAVELOCK NORTH, New Zealand — New Zealand is “turning a corner” in its efforts to contain and eliminate the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday after health officials announced only 29 new cases of infection. This marks the fifth consecutive day of decline, down from 89 on Sunday, as the country reaches the halfway mark in its four-week lockdown. “Kiwis have quietly and collectively implemented a nationwide wall of defense,” Ardern told reporters at a daily briefing. New Zealand entered a complete lockdown, with exceptions for only essential workers and trips to the grocery store, on March 25. But the only way to keep the number low was to institute strict new controls at the borders, Ardern said.
Pictures of the Day: 9th April 2020
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Rachael Finch spends more than 1.5 HOURS combing nits out of her daughter's hair
Rachael Finch is self-isolating with her family in Sydney's Bondi amid the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. And on Wednesday night, the mother-of-two spent more than 1.5 hours combing nits out of her six-year-old daughter Violet's hair. 'Omg the joys of being a parent,' Rachael, 31, joked in an Instagram video as she tended to the youngster's hair in their bathroom. Scroll down for videoThe joys of being a parent': Rachael Finch spent more than 1.5 HOURS combing nits out of her daughter's hair on Wednesday night while self-isolating in SydneyRachael shares Violet and son Dominic, three, with husband Michael Miziner. Filming the pair laughing while sitting on the closed-lidded toilet in their bathroom, Rachael added: 'Delirious after 1.5 hours of this so far.' says orders had only temporarily decline in March
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Just Eat Takeaway, Europe’s largest online food ordering and delivery company, said on Thursday that orders temporarily declined in March as restaurants closed as part of measures imposed by governments to contain the coronavirus. But order volumes recovered strongly by the end of March, including in its main markets in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. In the Netherlands, around 2,000 new restaurants signed up for its services after the government ordered restaurants to close to the public. In its main markets, average order volumes have since increased markedly although they are expected to return to normal levels after the crisis, the company said. Total orders for the group jumped 50% in the first three months of 2020, fuelled by the acquisition of Delivery Hero’s German operations in April last year.
Covid-19, parlano medici e infermieri alla prima esperienza in corsia: "Avrei potuto fare di più?"
Dopo il suicidio di un’infermiera di un ospedale di Monza, il dibattito sull’impatto psicologico del coronavirus sul personale sanitario è cresciuto sempre di più in Italia. “Ogni volta che lascio l’ospedale ho sempre paura che il virus venga via con me e mi segua a casa. Secondo Giovanni “Noi medici non abbiamo tanto paura di prendere la malattia, quanto di non essere in grado di evitare la morte del paziente. La domanda più spaventosa alla fine del giorno non è ‘mi sarò ammalato?’ ma piuttosto ‘potevo fare meglio, potevo fare di più?’”. “Recentemente ci siamo occupati di un medico che ha sviluppato una forma di burnout in termini molto rapidi” racconta Legacci.
China plans to make it easier for foreign life insurers to buy domestic firms: sources
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China plans to make it easier for foreign life insurers to make controlling acquisitions and large equity investments in domestic peers, five people with knowledge of the matter said, as the country pushes ahead in opening up its financial sector. Existing regulations allow overseas life insurers, with operations in China, to own up to 15% stake in a local rival. Under the new rules being considered, the CBIRC will allow a foreign life insurer to own more than one main business license, the people with knowledge of the matter said. “There is great M&A potential in the Chinese insurance sector,” the Beijing-based lawyer said. But China has been gradually easing access to its financial sector for foreigners in the last couple of years.
Broadway extiende el cierre de teatros por coronavirus hasta el 7 de junio
FOTO DE ARCHIVO: Un hombre camina por el distrito de teatros de Broadway de Manhattan en Nueva York, el 12 de marzo de 2020. Los teatros cerraron el 12 de marzo por un mes, mientras las autoridades instaban a las personas a evitar las grandes reuniones. Con la crisis del coronavirus aún vigente y gran parte de Estados Unidos confinado en casa, el plazo se extendió. “Todos los espectáculos de Broadway de la Ciudad de Nueva York han sido cancelados hasta el 7 de junio de 2020”, dijo la Broadway League, que representa a productores y dueños de teatros, en un comunicado publicado en línea. Los espectáculos que estaban en cartel al momento del cierre incluían éxitos como “Hamilton”, “Harry Potter y el niño maldito” y “Matar a un ruiseñor”.
U.S. is with you, Melania Trump tells Laura Mattarella - English
(ANSA) - New York, April 9 - United States First Lady Melania Trump called Laura Mattarella, the daughter of Italian President Sergio Mattarella, to express support for Italy as it battles against the coronavirus, the White House said in a statement. Melania Trump expressed "optimism and hope" that the "positive trend" regarding the spread of COVID-19 would "continue in Italy". She added that the American people "are at the side of their ally". She also offered 100 million dollars in aid and said she hoped the pandemic could be defeated in the coming weeks. The Italian president is a widow.
Hundreds apply for a 'travel ban loophole' in a bid to spend Easter on North Stradbroke Island
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams wants the state government to stop people from changing their driver's licence address to North Stradbroke Island after 300 applications were made in just over a week. Non-permanent residents have been banned from going to the island, just east of Brisbane, as part of COVID-19 restrictions. 'I realise this travel ban will be inconvenient for those with holiday homes on the island but right now, the health of the community must take priority,' Cr Williams said. Australians have been warned not to travel during the Easter holiday season as the number of coronavirus cases hit 6,104. Australians have been warned not to travel during the Easter holiday season as the number of coronavirus cases hit 6,010.
Fire brigade in eastern France collects and distributes medical supplies for Covid-19 fight
Fire brigade in eastern France collects and distributes medical supplies for Covid-19 fightIn the past three weeks, the logistics wing of a fire brigade in eastern France has been working around the clock, collecting masks, hospital gowns and hand sanitiser for workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. The team makes up to seven deliveries a day, about double the normal amount. "Our job is to prepare for any scenario, but this one is indeed particular," Lieutenant-Colonel Manuel Pigne tells FRANCE 24.
Ulet numri i viktimave në Itali. Vazhdon bilanci negativ në Britani e SHBA
Text size Aa AaTeksa në Itali duket se ka kaluar piku i pandemisë COVID-19, situata vazhdon të jetë dramatike në Spanjë, Britani dhe Francë. Tashmë në vendin fqinj numërohen 95.262 të sëmurë me korona-virus, me 17.669 persona që kanë humbur jetën. Ndërkohë, vazhdon të rritet numri i viktimave në Spanjë, ku ditën e mërkurë u regjistruan 757 viktima, duke e çuar numrin total të personave që kanë humbur jetën prej COVID-19 në 14.555. Në SHBA, në 24 orët e fundit kanë humbur jetën rreth 2000 persona. Nju Jorku vazhdon të përjetojë dramën më të madhe teksa autoritetet nuk po ia dalin të menaxhojnë numrin e madh të viktimave dhe po përdoren kamionë frigoriferikë për të ruajtur përkohësisht trupat e tyre.
Antonia Kidman's best strategies to adapting to life during the coronavirus pandemic
As a working mother-of-six, Antonia Kidman knows a thing or two about being busy. So it's no surprise that the younger sister of Hollywood star Nicole has had trouble adapting to life as it slows down during the coronavirus pandemic. Home gym: With a pair of 'dodgy knees', Antonia was 'gutted' when she found out gyms and parks were closing. Antonia and her husband Craig Marran are currently working from home. Family office: Antonia and her husband Craig Marran (back centre) are working from home while their youngest four kids are homeschooling.
Modern Family series creators consider a spin-off for Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet
Modern Family finished up its eleventh and final season on Wednesday night, but there's already talk of a spin-off among the show's creative team. Even if he was interested in their spin-off, Levitan had trouble concentrating on the same batch of characters. Though he was pleas with the idea of a Mitchell and Cameron spin-off, Lloyd was as cautious as his partner. We don’t want to jump into something like that, particularly because Modern Family is a tough act to follow, but that is a possibility,' he said. Stonestreet won two Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series, Ferguson was nominated for the same award five times.
(G)I-dle partners with Republic Records for US push
K-pop girl group (G)I-dle has partnered with Republic Records to officially enter the North American market, the band’s agency said Thursday.Republic Records is a major US music label under Universal Music Group, home to high-profile artists including Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. It is making a big push into K-pop more recently, having established partnerships with K-pop groups Twice and TXT.“We are excited to be teaming up with the multi-talented girl group (G)I-DLE as they make their highly anticipated debut into the U.S. marketplace,” said Avery Lipman, chief operating officer and co-founder of Republic Records, in a statement. “I Trust launches the group stateside as we endeavor to accelerate their trajectory towards global stardom.”The six-piece act released its third mini-album on Monday with “Oh My God,” a dynamic urban hip-hop single written and composed by bandleader Soyeon, as its title track.The track has been on top of various streaming charts since its release, while its music video has been breaking records, accruing 17 million views on YouTube within a day and 30 million views in two days.The album also topped iTunes album charts in 39 countries. In the US, it topped the iTunes’ pop album chart as well as K-pop album chart, and ranked third in the overall albums chart category.Since debuting under Cube Entertainment in May 2018 with first EP “I Am” and single “Latata,” the group has witnessed a steady rise and received praise from global fans for their unique concepts and outstanding performances.The sextet, consisting of members from Korea, China, Thailand and Taiwan, is one of the few girl groups to send both their debut single and album to the Billboard charts.“We are very happy to partner with Republic Records, a leading US label, and hope that the two companies will work closely together to write new history in K-pop through (G)I-dle,” said Ahn Woo-hyung, CEO of Cube Entertainment.By Kwon Yae-rim (
Curve continues to flatten as Australia records its lowest new daily total for coronavirus cases
Australia has recorded a daily increase in new coronavirus infections below 100 for the first time in three weeks. Health minister Greg Hunt on Thursday announced 96 new cases of the disease, the lowest infection rate since strict social distancing measures came into place. So far 6,104 people in Australia have contracted coronavirus, with 51 dead. He added the national cabinet was looking into how restrictions could be relaxed in 'slow, careful steps' but told Australians not to get ahead of themselves. 'This in many ways is the most important weekend we may face in the whole course of the virus,' he said.
Dividend now or a stronger stock later? HSBC shareholders should decide
Would HSBC shareholders rather have the dividend and risk the share price going into free fall? Photo: Nora Tam
Australians quarantined in a hotel for 14 days uses a hair straightener to toast bread
An Australian traveller placed in a 14-day quarantine after returning home from overseas has resorted to toasting bread with her hair straightener after discovering there was no toaster in her four-star hotel. The pair used a hair straightener to toast bread, an iron to make toasted sandwiches, a kettle to boil eggs, and a microwave to cook bacon for their delicious breakfast. 'My partner Matt is pretty handy to have when camping or travelling and had a thought to try my hair straightener - of course after sanitising it. It did toast the bread; but was still a little bit soggy. 'I learned that you can make toast and toasted sandwiches with an Iron along with some paper or foil.
Philip Mould interview: 'Art can colour and enrich your confinement'
The art of that period is marked by Puritan restraint and so Cope’s portrait, though handsome, is a little severe. It was painted by Robert Walker, whose portrait of Oliver Cromwell, then Lord Protector, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. It was spending more time here under lockdown that prompted Mould to consider “how beautifully the history of the house comes together with the art on its walls. have followed Mould to YouTube, where they mingle with a raft of newfound followers from all over the world. Philip Mould with his son, Oliver, who has helped him make the Art in Isolation series
VIDEO : COVID-19: Europa hace planes para un retorno a "la vida normal"
Los aplausos a los sanitarios, a los equipos de emergencia y a las fuerzas de seguridad que se baten contra el coronavirus en primera línea, se han convertido en un ritual en todo el mundo. También en Estados Unidos y especialmente en Nueva York, que registra el mayor número de víctimas del país.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane reveals he could have ended up at Manchester United
But move to Anfield was not something he and his agent believed to be on tableLiverpool star Sadio Mane has revealed that he could have ended up at their fierce rivals Manchester United before he made the switch to Anfield for £30million from Southampton in 2016. Mane has taken Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to the next level. However a move to Jurgen Klopp's side was not something he and his agent believed to be on the table four years ago and the focus was on the Red Devils. Liverpool star Sadio Mane has revealed he could have ended up at rivals Manchester UnitedWhen asked whether advances from Liverpool were expected, Mane told The Times: 'Not really. 'We were thinking most about Manchester United.
The virus is wiping out restaurants that were doomed anyway
Mark Hix, the celebrity chef frequently found hobnobbing with his A-list pals, was far from happy this week after his eponymous restaurants filed for bankruptcy. "Although the press are using, and will use, my name as the responsible director, this was not my decision." With coronavirus wreaking havoc on the economy, restaurants of all shapes and sizes are in crisis. But in truth there is a groundswell of restaurants in Britain that have been living on borrowed time before this pandemic hit. Coronavirus is going to wipe out many restaurants that were doomed anyway.
Néhány európai országban már lassul a koronavírus terjedése
A vesztegzár alá került Olaszországban a járvány áldozatainak száma már meghaladta a tizenhétezret. Szerdán még mindig több mint ötszázan haltak meg a koronavírus miatt, de a napi gyógyultak száma rekordot döntött. A spanyol napi fert?zések és halálozások száma már a múlt heti csúcs felére esett, és Franciaországban is javul a helyzet. Csehországban már több mint ötezer embernél mutatták ki a vírust, de szintén enyhült a szigor, a hobbiüzletek és a kerékpárboltok csütörtökt?l újra nyitva lehetnek. A koronavírus áldozatainak száma már hétezer fölött, az azonosított fert?zötteké hatvanezer fölött jár, és a járványügyi intézkedések még várhatóan sokáig érvényben maradnak.
Pakistan's army says it shot down Indian drone in Kashmir
Pakistan's army says it shot down Indian drone in KashmirISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said Thursday its troops shot down a small Indian spy drone after it violated the country's airspace in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a statement, it said Pakistani troops downed the drone when it “intruded 600 meters inside Pakistan's territory" for surveillance along the Line of Control that divides the Pakistani- and Indian-controlled portions of Kashmir. The military released a picture of what it said was the downed drone. There was no immediate comment from India on Thursday.
Softwareriese SAP senkt wegen Coronavirus-Pandemie Prognose für 2020
REUTERS/Ralph OrlowskiBerlin (Reuters) - Der Softwareriese SAP schraubt wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie seine Prognosen für 2020 herunter. SAP erwarte nun, dass die Umsatzerlöse in einer Spanne zwischen 27,8 Milliarden Euro und 28,5 Milliarden Euro liegen dürften, wie das im Dax notierte Unternehmen am Mittwochabend mitteilt. Zuvor hatte der Oracle-Konkurrent 29,2 Milliarden bis 29,7 Milliarden Euro angepeilt. Das Betriebsergebnis werde voraussichtlich in einer Spanne zwischen 8,1 Milliarden Euro und 8,7 Milliarden Euro liegen. Hier hatte SAP zuvor 8,9 Milliarden Euro bis 9,3 Milliarden Euro anvisiert.
Fortement impacté par le coronavirus, le trafic Air France-KLM s'est effondré en mars
Air France-KLM, lourdement frappé par les conséquences de la pandémie de coronavirus comme les autres acteurs mondiaux du transport aérien, a fait état jeudi d'un effondrement de son trafic passagers en mars. /Photo prise le 24 mars 2020/REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM, lourdement frappé par les conséquences de la pandémie de coronavirus comme les autres acteurs mondiaux du transport aérien, a fait état jeudi d’un effondrement de son trafic passagers en mars. Avec 3,6 millions de passagers transportés, en recul de 56,6% par rapport à mars 2019, le groupe a été “fortement impacté par le COVID-19, reflétant l’extension progressive des réductions de capacité suite à l’expansion mondiale du virus”, souligne le groupe dans un communiqué. “Quasiment tous les avions sont cloués au sol, il n’y a quasiment plus de trafic aérien, Air France perd des milliards d’euros par mois”, a dit le ministre. “Ce n’est pas un coup de pouce dont va avoir besoin Air France, c’est un soutien massif de la part de l’Etat”, a-t-il poursuivi, ajoutant: “Air France aura ce soutien massif de la part de l’Etat.
Mid-America Christian University offers free conferences to Hispanic community during pandemicTo support the Spanish-speaking community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mid-America Christian University’s Thomas School of International Studies is offering a monthlong series of free virtual conferences on relevant topics. The series is titled “Navegar Sin Naufragar,” which translates in English to “sailing without sinking.”“We are living in unprecedented times,” said TSIS Program Director Anna Melody Macri. “What was normal for us is no longer possible. We need to open possibilities in a world which is facing discouragement, fear and anxiety.”
Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Allied Arts launches The Central Oklahoma Arts Relief Fund
Allied Arts has launched The Central Oklahoma Arts Relief Fund to help arts nonprofits in their time of need. [Logo provided]In response to the economic impact of the coronavirus on central Oklahoma’s cultural community, Allied Arts has launched The Central Oklahoma Arts Relief Fund to help arts nonprofits in their time of need. “In this unprecedented moment, we are witnessing an increased demand for the joy brought to humankind through the arts,” said Allied Arts President and CEO Deborah McAuliffe Senner in a statement. Arts nonprofits in particular have been adversely affected by COVID-19 as restrictions are in place limiting social gatherings. The immediate relief grants received through the Allied Arts Emergency Relief Fund will enable central Oklahoma’s arts organizations to help retain core functions and staff, make up for financial losses and cover unexpected expenses.
UBS und Credit Suisse zahlen vorerst weniger Dividende aus
The logos of Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse are seen at branch offices in Basel, Switzerland March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannZürich (Reuters) - Die Schweizer Großbanken UBS und Credit Suisse fügen sich dem Druck der Aufsichtsbehörde Finma und machen bei ihren Dividenden Abstriche. Die UBS will eigenen Angaben vom Donnerstag zufolge für 2019 zwar weiterhin 0,73 Dollar je Aktie in bar ausschütten, allerdings in zwei Schritten. Der Verwaltungsrat beantrage die Auszahlung einer Dividende von 0,365 Dollar pro Aktie im Mai sowie die Schaffung einer speziellen Dividendenreserve von 0,365 Dollar pro Aktie. Auch der Erzrivale Credit Suisse will eine Hälfte der Dividende von 0,2776 Franken je Aktie im Frühling und die andere im Herbst auszahlen.
Small cinemas in Kansai turn to T-shirts as they struggle in pandemic
Small cinemas in Kansai that are struggling to attract moviegoers due to the coronavirus pandemic have started selling original T-shirts in hopes of boosting their bottom line. The project was launched jointly by 13 small cinemas in and around Osaka and the nearby cities of Kyoto and Kobe on Monday. Regular customers, fans of small cinemas in Tokyo and Kyushu, and movie directors were among those who showed their support by ordering T-shirts. “Small cinemas contribute to the enrichment of local cultures,” Yamasaki said. “One of the appeals of small cinemas is that they provide opportunities to meet people through movies,” the manager said, expressing hope that people will realize the value of such places.
Diageo pulls financial guidance and halts buyback while going ahead with dividend
Diageo DEO, +0.94% DGE, -1.83% , the alcoholic beverage maker of Johnnie Walker whisky, Guinness beer and Captain Morgan rum, said it's halting its stock buyback program and suspending its financial guidance. Diageo said it will go ahead with its interim dividend due to be paid in April. In mainland China, Diageo said it's beginning to see a very slow return of on-trade consumption, while most bars are shut in the U.S. and in Europe, and on-trade accounts for 20% of U.S. sales and 50% of Europe business. In both regions it has seen some pick-up in the off-trade channel (retail stores) in recent weeks, although it is unclear whether this will be sustained.
Italy may sell more debt to domestic retail investors: paper
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy may issue additional debt targeting domestic retail investors to boost liquidity during the coronavirus emergency regardless of the outcome of talks at the European level, the economy minister said on Thursday. In an interview with financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore, Roberto Gualtieri also said that 400 billion euros ($434.56 billion) in new guarantees for bank loans that were announced on Monday would all be issued this year. He added that Rome could consider a temporary, direct intervention to protect companies particularly exposed to market turbulence, as had already been announced for loss-making airline Alitalia, which will again be put under state control after 11 years of difficult private management. Asked whether plans for the Treasury to exit Banca Monte dei Paschi’s (BMPS.MI) share capital and the bank’s recovery were on track, Gualtieri said that talks with the European Commission on the matter had resumed in recent days and that while the health crisis had slowed things down, he remained “confident”.
Consider teachers during the pandemic
I work in Japan as a teacher. I don’t see any focus on the education sector, where the danger lies in having so many students in a confined space. My institution is allowing students to study from home, but teachers are still forced to show up at work, even though all classes will now be online. It is a ridiculous situation, and I’m sure my institution is not the only one forcing people to work DESPITE the ability to work from home, endangering lives. The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.
Immigration agents probed over alleged abuse of woman who gave birth at border patrol station
Immigration agents in California are being investigated after an immigrant mother accused them of abusive treatment when she had to deliver her baby at a border patrol station. The woman, who was not named, was in pain, coughing and asked agents for help repeatedly after a treacherous desert crossing, the complaint says. Immigration agents in California are being investigated after an immigrant mother accused them of abusive treatment when she had to deliver her baby at a border patrol station. It was not the first complaint filed about the treatment of pregnant women under President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security. The woman's complaint was not the first filed about the treatment of pregnant women under President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security.
BOJ cuts economic view for all of Japan's nine regions
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan cut its economic assessment for all of the country’s nine regions in a quarterly report released on Thursday, underscoring the broadening fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. “All of the regions saw their economy weakening or under strong downward pressure due to the coronavirus outbreak,” the BOJ said in the report, issued after a meeting of the central bank’s regional branch managers.
Editorial: Remote worship is the responsible way this holy season
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Holy Week pilgrimages to El Santuario de Chimayó involving thousands of worshipers walking for hours, even days, have made it one of the most prominent Catholic pilgrimages in the nation. The pilgrimages – along with sunrise services, egg hunts, seders and family get-togethers – are quintessentially spring in New Mexico. Archbishop John Wester advises Christians to make their homes their holy places during Holy Week. Many churches will stream Holy Week services online, and synagogues have also canceled in-person community seders and shifted to online services, such as Albuquerque’s Nahalat Shalom and Congregation Albert. And, God bless them, faith-based groups have stepped up and put together innovative ways to worship remotely.
AP Was There: Nicklaus wins epic battle for 5th green jacket
(AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, File)FILE - In this April 13, 1975, file photo, Jack Nicklaus, foreground, and his caddie celebrate a birdie putt on the 16th hole at Augusta National en route to Nicklaus' unprecedented fifth Masters victory in Augusta, Ga. “I am no Jack Nicklaus, but I’m not bad,” he said later. In the final pairing, Nicklaus was paired with young Tom Watson as the next to last twosome behind Weiskopf and Miller. After 10 holes, Nicklaus and Weiskopf were tied, 11 under par, with Miller only two shots back. Nicklaus unloaded a good drive and put his second on the green, 12 feet away — makeable for a birdie.
Tenants call for ban on rent increases as financial pressure mounts
Tenants have called on the Government to give them greater protections after a report warned about the dire financial outlook for those living in rented accommodation. This is because tenants disproportionately work in sectors that have been affected by the lockdown, such as hospitality, travel and non-food retail. Generation Rent, a campaign group that represents tenants, has called for all rent increases for sitting tenants to be banned. While most tenants have already paid their rent for April, financial pressures will increase as the months go on. Caitlin Wilkinson, of Generation Rent, said some renters had successfully agreed with their landlord to defer or reduce rent payments.
How Australia is showing the world the way to fight coronavirus with restrictions, testing and luck
Australia is showing the world how to fight coronarvirus with a rapidly falling infection rate and minimal deaths - but some of that success can be attributed to good luck. Germany, which has been hailed for its low COVID-19 mortality rate, now has 113,296 cases and has recorded 2,349 deaths. Australia is showing the world how to fight coronarvirus with minimal deaths, a slowing infection rate and some luck. With a strong existing public health system, Australia has one of the most comprehensive COVID-19 testing regimes in the world. Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes COVID-19 restrictions have prevented perhaps tens of thousands of infections that would otherwise have occurred.
USA: Décès de la lanceuse d'alerte à l'origine de l'"affaire Lewinsky"
Citant une amie de longue date de Linda Tripp, le journal britannique The Daily Mail a rapporté que Tripp avait succombé d’un cancer du pancréas. Le nom de Linda Tripp est resté lié au scandale sexuel qui a failli engendrer en 1998 la destitution de Bill Clinton. Elle eut un rôle de lanceuse d’alerte en mettant au jour la relation extraconjugale du président démocrate avec une ancienne stagiaire de la Maison blanche et connaissance de Tripp, Monica Lewinsky. Quand Lewinsky a révélé à Tripp avoir eu une relation sexuelle avec Clinton, Tripp a commencé à enregistrer clandestinement les conversations téléphoniques privées lors desquelles Lewinsky décrivait en détail sa liaison avec le chef de la Maison blanche. Tripp avait fini par remettre des heures d’enregistrement à Kenneth Star, qui enquêtait sur une éventuelle inconduite de Clinton, en échange d’une immunité pour les accusations d’écoutes illégales pesant contre elle.
Bernie Sanders bet big on a small tent. Here's why it didn't work.
"Fair or unfair, Bernie Sanders carried a lot of scars into this campaign," Mark Longabaugh, a former top adviser who worked on the senator's first bid, said. The field also didn't remain fractured forever: mainstream candidates dropped out and united behind Biden, making it another head-to-head race between Sanders and an establishment Democratic front-runner. "It isn't always that the Democratic Party is corrupt and in the hands of the party elite. Vulnerable and moderate members of the House — those known as "frontliners" — recalled no outreach from the Sanders campaign, aside from one meeting with a centrist caucus in 2019. Sanders allies also say a critical failure of the campaign was also his basic refusal to embrace the Democratic Party itself.
Man, 23, accused of deliberately coughing and sneezing on four nurses is charged with assault
A man accused of deliberately coughing on four nurses in Western Australia while suffering from a respiratory illness has been charged with assault. Police say the 23-year-old was ordered to isolate in a room at Bunbury Regional Hospital on Tuesday after presenting to the emergency department and undergoing tests. He allegedly became agitated and approached a nursing station before deliberately coughing and sneezing at the four nurses. A 23-year-old man has been charged after allegedly coughing and sneezing on four nurses at Bunbury Regional HospitalThe man was charged with four counts of assaulting a person working in a hospital and faced Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday. He will return to Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Worried about Zoom's privacy problems? A guide to your video-conferencing options
The company had to fix a bug that would have allowed hackers to take over a Zoom user’s Mac. Pros: The video platform allows for 250 people in a meeting or up to 10,000 viewers through its presentation feature. StarleafThe Cambridge, England-based video conferencing provider Starleaf was founded in 2008 and has grown in popularity as it pitches itself as a more secure video conferencing alternative to Zoom. Pros: Starleaf is based in the UK and subject to local data privacy laws there. Pros: This is perhaps the most fun video conferencing app, with a number of games within the app, including trivia and drawing challenges.
Países europeus preparam-se para regresso à normalidade
As curvas da progressão da doença parecem estar a decrescer com países como Itália e Espanha, os principais focos da covid-19 na Europa, a registarem menos casos confirmados ou hospitalizações. Desejosos por voltar à normalidade, os europeus começam já a pensar em medidas para flexibilizar as restrições. Depois de uma longa quarentena, os italianos poderão voltar, gradualmente e controladamente, à normalidade já a partir do início de maio. O presidente deve divulgar a nova data e novas medidas de combate à pandemia na próxima segunda-feira. Na Áustria, o primeiro-ministro, Sebastian Kurtz, anunciou que o país vai retornar, gradualmente, à normalidade já a partir do dia 14 de abril, com a abertura das pequenas lojas.
Kentucky doctor, 57, charged with strangulation of a girl, 18, over social distancing
John Rademaker, 57, is reported to be the Kentucky doctor who strangled a teen over social distancing guidelinesA Kentucky doctor has been charged with strangulation and harassment after a video went viral in which he appears to shout profanities and shove teenage girls. A woman in the group is heard telling the female doctor that she is 'not a health care physician'. Local police have warned that people should refrain from taking the law into their own hands to enforce social distancing. 'Obviously, we do not advise individuals concerned about social distancing to take matters into their own hands and confront people about it, especially in any physical way,' a police spokesperson said. The federal government continues to encourage social distancing guidelines across the nation as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
AP Was There: Nicklaus wins epic battle for 5th green jacket
A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top best Masters. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — There Jack Nicklaus stood on the 16th hole — Augusta's par three Red Bud hole — looking at a 40-foot sidehill putt that must have looked more like a mile. 15 just behind him where tall Tom Weiskopf had just knocked home a 12-footer for a birdie that sent him into the lead of the 39th Masters Golf Tournament with three holes to play. “I knew Tommy, watching from the tee, would have a hard time playing the 16th after watching me make a two.
Nissan seeks $4.6 billion credit line after coronavirus hit: Nikkei
FILE PHOTO: Nissan Motor's logo is pictured at its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoTOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor (7201.T) has requested a 500 billion yen ($4.6 billion) commitment line from major lenders after sales were battered by the coronavirus outbreak, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday. The Japanese automaker made the request to three major banks including Mizuho Financial (8411.T), as well as to the Development Bank of Japan, the Nikkei said. Nissan was not immediately available to comment.
Clippers working out together _ via video _ during shutdown
LOS ANGELES - (AP) -- The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended -- via video conference calls. “They're challenging each other, a lot of trash talk,” coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters. “If we do get back to this, and rhythm and all that, bodies won't be sore, guys should be healthy,” Rivers said. “If we can get back to this and guys can get their rhythm in time, that'll be the whole key. “The last 10 games we were turning into the Clippers,” Rivers said.'s orders hurt in March by lockdown, but recover
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Just Eat Takeaway, Europe’s largest online food ordering and delivery company, said on Thursday orders temporarily declined in March as restaurants throughout Europe were closed in the fight against the global coronavirus outbreak. Takeaway said order volumes however recovered strongly by the end of March, including in its main markets in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. Order volumes in the Netherlands increased by 11% in the first quarter. Total orders for the group jumped 50% in the first three months of 2020, fuelled by the acquisition of Delivery Hero’s German operations in April last year.
Coronavirus: Cheers as patient beats COVID-19
Staff and well wishers line the corridors as the the recovering patient shows that there can be hope.
Australia commissions 2,000 more ventilators as it braces for a possible second coronavirus outbreak
Australia's crippled intensive care wards will soon breathe easier with access to more than 2,000 ventilators in the nation's desperate fight to beat the coronavirus pandemic. Supply of the new ventilators will start in June with the production roll-out completed by the end of July, the middle of the deadly flu season. Supply of the new ventilators will start in June with the roll-out to be completed in July. Pictured are ventilators at a new coronavirus hospital in Jakarta, IndonesiaVictoria-based company Grey Innovation will lead the consortium. 'This is a major change in our manufacturing capacity within Australia to assist the ventilators that are already being procured,' he told the ABC.
Merlin vincula parte del dividendo a la evolución de la crisis y baja el sueldo a sus consejeros
FOTO DE ARCHIVO: El logo de Merlin Properties en uno de sus edificios en Madrid, España, el 23 de mayo de 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez9 abr (Reuters) - La inmobiliaria Merlin Properties ha decidido supeditar parte del dividendo que tenía previsto pagar este año a las consecuencias que se deriven de la actual crisis sanitaria y aplicará un recorte del 25% a la remuneración de los miembros del consejo de administración. En la presentación de resultados de 2019, a finales de febrero de este año, la inmobiliaria dijo que iba a llevar a la junta de accionistas una propuesta de dividendo complementario de 0,32 euros por acción, lo que iba a elevar el dividendo total contra los resultados del ejercicio pasado a 0,52 euros. Además del recorte en la retribución de los consejeros, tanto el consejo como el equipo directivo han renunciado a su parte variable de su remuneración a corto plazo y no recibirán un plan de acciones en el ejercicio 2020. La empresa señaló también que el consejo ha ratificado la compra de cuatro robots para la realización de pruebas masivas de diagnóstico para la detección del coronavirus, cuyo importe será sufragado por la empresa y sus empleados.
El presidente de la Reserva Federal de Dallas ve una vuelta al crecimiento en EEUU en el segundo semestre
Foto de archivo de una trabajadora reponiendo mercaderías en una tienda en Encinitas, California, en medio del brote del coronavirus. REUTERS/Mike BlakeSAN FRANCISCO, 8 abr (Reuters) - La economía de Estados Unidos se dirige hacia un retorno al crecimiento en el segundo semestre del año tras un profundo declive en el actual trimestre, dijo el miércoles el presidente de la Reserva Federal de Dallas, Robert Kaplan. “Debido al choque de esto (...) ¿El comportamiento del consumidor será más cauteloso?”, aseguró Kaplan en una entrevista telefónica con Reuters. Las operaciones se volverán más caras para muchos, al colocar una mayor distancia física entre los trabajadores para salvaguardar la salud. “La cuestión es, en qué porcentaje de capacidad estaremos operando en el tercer trimestre y en el cuarto trimestre”, dijo.
Life of Darwen-born Dick Burton contained everything you could want from a Netflix mini-series
The cotton town of Darwen has a remarkable thread of success. Somehow, Darwen has valiantly managed to raise itself out of that mighty shadow cast by its bedfellow, Blackburn. Burton was the last golfer to retain the Claret Jug without having to defend, when the 1940 competition was abandoned due to the Second World War. I did.”His life contained everything Netflix could ever wish from a mini-series. “I will bring the trophy back when I come.” Dick Burton: so much more than a devilish quiz question.
Diageo withdraws full-year forecast, halts capital returns programme
FILE PHOTO: A signage is seen on the outside of Diageo offices in west London October 10, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)(Reuters) - Diageo Plc (DGE.L), the world’s largest spirits maker, said on Thursday it would withdraw outlook on its sales and operating profit growth and suspend capital returns programme for the rest of the year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Given the global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the uncertainty around the severity and duration of the impact across multiple markets, we are not in a position to accurately assess the impact of this on our future financial performance,” the company said in a statement.
AP PHOTOS: Virus stills Iran's frenetic capital, Tehran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The typically frenetic streets of Iran's capital, Tehran, have fallen silent and empty over recent days due to the new coronavirus outbreak that's gripped the Islamic Republic. Iran’s government for days downplayed the effects of the virus. People began wearing masks, then gloves, then completely disappeared as the Persian New Year, Nowruz, closed down much of the country. The playgrounds and parks, closed to the public, sit empty. The same goes for the cinemas, the bus stations and the malls, including a massive one in Tehran's outskirts now housing a newly built clinic for the virus.
Denying virus payouts to sex workers violates their rights
Regarding the April 3 story “Concern as Japan’s sex workers excluded from freelancer virus payouts,” as a former self-employed Ginza nightclub hostess, I am incensed by the blatant occupation-based discrimination by the Japanese government. As hostesses we all endured the painful process of annual tax returns as any self-employed worker should. However the government insists that hostesses are "not worthy" of public funds as they have ties to crime syndicates. This is simply an outdated, false assumption, proven by my personal experience and by the fact that laws concerning involvement with crime syndicates have become extremely strict in recent years. Applying this assumption to all hostesses and sex workers is a violation of equal rights by the Japanese government which results in economic damage for mothers who work hard as any others would to provide for their children.
La chilena Codelco dice mantendrá la producción y ventas según lo programado
Imagen de archivo del logo de Codelco en sus oficinas centrales en Santiago, Chile, el 29 de marzo de 2018. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoSANTIAGO, 8 abr (Reuters) - La estatal chilena Codelco, la mayor productora mundial de cobre, dijo a Reuters el miércoles que mantiene sus niveles de producción y ventas según planificado pese a las restricciones operativas que ha adoptado para enfrentar la emergencia sanitaria por el coronavirus. La empresa ha reducido la dotación de personas en sus minas y ha detenido parcialmente la construcción de algunos proyectos como medida de prevención ante el avance de contagios de Covid-19 en el país sudamericano. Hasta la fecha, la industria del cobre en Chile ha registrado aislados casos de contagio, principalmente en personal subcontratado y fuera de las faenas productivas. “La decisión de suspender total o parcialmente, según el caso, fue adoptada por la inevitable restricción en el acceso a las operaciones”, informó en un comunicado.
Auf eigene Faust: Menschen halten Mund und Nase bedeckt
Der Bürgermeister von Sceaux, Philippe Laurent, sagt, "die Regel, draußen Mund und Nase zu bedecken, hätte auf ganz Frankreich ausgeweitet werden sollen. Aber wenn der Staat nicht reagiert, sehe ich es als meine Pflicht als Bürgermeister und Politiker an, zu handeln." Gegenwind kommt von der Liga für Menschenrechte. Leider haben wir aber nicht die Mittel, um die Vorgabe korrekt zu erfüllen." Französische Behörden appellieren bereits an den Gemeinsinn der Menschen, von selbst Mund und Nase zu bedecken.
Fast Retailing cuts profit outlook by 41% as virus hits Uniqlo China sales
FILE PHOTO: A company logo is seen on the exterior of a UNIQLO store at Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping centre in Beijing, China May 12, 2014. The pandemic briefly disrupted Uniqlo’s supply chain throughout China and forced it to shut over half of its shops there. Uniqlo also shut around 170 stores in its home market this week after the Japanese government declared a state of emergency. The company forecast an operating profit of 145 billion yen in the full year through end-August, down from a previous forecast of 245 billion yen. Its operating profit in the six months through end-February fell 21% from the same period a year earlier to 136.7 billion yen.
Jim Nantz adjusting to not calling Final Four, Masters
Jim Nantz couldn't figure out why he was getting text messages from friends about the 1986 Masters, unaware it was the first of eight Masters being shown during a second week in April unlike any other. That was his first Masters for CBS Sports. The Bear has come out of hibernation,” he says from the 16th tower after Jack Nicklaus makes birdie to tie for the lead. Nantz was relieved to learn later he had not repeated what already had been said. He received far more texts on Monday night, some of them well-intended jokes — “How is that one shining moment coming together?” — about the NCAA basketball championship that wasn't played.
Ship at center of virus outbreak raided by Australian police
More than 600 cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths are linked the to the ship, the Ruby Princess. New South Wales police Commissioner Mick Fuller said Thursday that officers seized a black box “very similar to that of international planes” and other evidence. “I can confirm there’s still over 1,000 crew members on the ship,” he said, adding that three-quarters of them want to remain on the ship. “They feel safe on the ship and I think that’s a good outcome.”On Thursday, Australia recorded its lowest increase in coronavirus cases in more than three weeks. There have been a total of just over 6,000 and 51 deaths in Australia from the virus.
Taiwan demands apology from WHO chief over virus 'slander'
"Three months ago, this attack came from Taiwan," he told reporters in Geneva. The comments sparked anger in Taiwan, which described Tedros' comments as "baseless". "Our government demands an immediate clarification and an apology from director-general Tedros over such extremely irresponsible act of slander," she added. - Worsening relations -Relations between the WHO and Taiwan have worsened considerably since the pandemic began, even as health experts have lauded Taiwan for its response to the virus. We don't care about personal attacks," he said.
Video: Trump accuses WHO of 'minimizing the threat' of coronavirus
Video: Donald Trump blasts 'China-centric' World Health Organisation for 'minimizing the threat' of coronavirus while top White House adviser calls them 'Beijing proxies' in escalating war of wordsPresident Trump bashes the World Health Organization and accuses them of 'minimizing the threat' of coronavirus.
Sodexo estime à un quart sa perte de chiffre d'affaires au second semestre
Sodexo a estimé jeudi que la crise sanitaire mondiale provoquée par le coronavirus entamera son chiffre d'affaires de 2,4 à 2,8 milliards d'euros au deuxième semestre de son exercice 2019-2020. /Photo d'archives/REUTERS/Gonzalo FuentesPARIS (Reuters) - Sodexo a estimé jeudi que la crise sanitaire mondiale provoquée par le coronavirus entamera son chiffre d’affaires de 2,4 à 2,8 milliards d’euros au deuxième semestre de son exercice 2019-2020. Le groupe français de services et de restauration explique avoir dû d’adapter à l’arrêt ou à la chute d’activité de ses clients affectés par les retombées de l’épidémie. C’est dans ce contexte que le groupe a annoncé la semaine dernière que ses cadres directeurs avaient accepté de réduire leur rémunération afin de contribuer à l’abondement d’un fonds de soutien de 30 millions d’euros dédié aux salariés fragilisés par la crise sanitaire. Le groupe avait annoncé le mois dernier qu’il renonçait à ses objectifs annuels jusqu’à ce que “la situation se stabilise”.
Wife of missing camper had no idea he had gone on a trip with another woman
Russell Hill's wife Robyn said she had no idea he was camping with Carol Clay before the pair went missing last monthThe wife of a missing camper says she had no idea he was with another woman when he disappeared. Russell Hill, 74, from Drouin, and Carol Clay, 73, from Pakenham, Vic, went missing last month after going on a camping trip. 'I just wish they would find them both alive,' Mrs Hill told the Herald Sun. Mr Hill was last heard from on March 20 when Mrs Hill messaged him over the radio as he entered Wonnangatta. 'I knew something was wrong because he wasn't calling in on the radio,' Mrs Hill said.
South Sudanese athletes in Japan keep Olympic dreams alive
The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was a heavy blow for many athletes, but a team of South Sudanese sprinters training in a Japanese town are hoping to use the delay to their advantage. Four South Sudanese athletes and a coach have been in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, since November, taking advantage of training facilities that aren't available in their young, but poor home country. After the Olympic delay was announced in March, officials were quick to reassure the athletes they would be welcome to stay until at least July. After that, the athletes' fate will be decided when the city consults with South Sudan's Olympic authority, the Japanese government, the track team and others, Hagiwara said. "My dream is always, before I retire from athletics, I should become an Olympic medalist," he said.
Asian LNG prices edge up from record low but demand still stale
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices edged up this week from record lows in the previous week as Chinese buyers re-entered the market, but stale demand elsewhere capped the rise in prices. A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker is tugged towards a thermal power station in Futtsu, east of Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2017. Four LNG tankers carrying U.S. LNG are on their way to China after Beijing started granting tax waivers to some importers, trade sources said. China’s Guangzhou Gas may have bought a cargo for delivery in June at about $2.40 per mmBtu, three traders said. “China’s demand is returning but whether it’s sustained will be the question, given demand everywhere else has dropped,” one of them said.
Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders to fight virus
In new filings Friday with the state Supreme Court, Attorney General Mark Brnovich urged the justices to delay any action on a bid by several groups to seek an exemption to laws that say initiative signatures need to signed in person.
Coronavirus could double number of people going hungry
They urge governments to “take urgent coordinated action to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic turning into a global food and humanitarian crisis”. Maintaining open trade will be key, as will investing in food supply chains and protecting farmers in the developed and developing world, they say. Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage, UN warns Read moreThe urgent warning from food industry leaders comes as some countries have begin to restrict certain foods. The business leaders also want investment in local food production, treating farmers, people working in food processing and all parts of the food supply chain as key workers. Cash assistance should be directed urgently to the developing world, and this must go far beyond the debt relief some countries have suggested.
In the absence of a national testing strategy, states go their own way
Coronavirus testing in the United States started late and has been beset by a string of problems, including bureaucratic delays and ongoing shortages of materials. On a per capita basis, the United States lags behind several other countries in the rate of testing. “But the demand is absolutely still outstripping supply.”ADIn recent days, the White House coronavirus task force has begun debating what a national testing strategy would look like, according to several senior administration officials. “We’re making up our strategy because the federal government has been completely out to lunch,” the task force member said. “We can’t mobilize a health response without knowing how this disease is spreading.”Connecticut’s governor has also formed a task force to develop a testing strategy.
Angst vor der 2. Welle, doch Europa berät über Exit-Strategie
In Deutschland berät das sogenannte Corona-Krisenkabinett vor allem über die Beschaffung von Schutzkleidung für das Personal der Krankenhäuser. ist der Höhepunkt der Pandemie nach Angaben der Gesundheitsbehörden noch nicht erreicht. Allerdings gibt es auch die Angst vor der zweiten Welle der Krankheit. Furcht vor zweiter Welle auch in der SchweizIn der Schweiz will die Regierung die Rückkehr zur Normalität am 26. Die Regierung in London berät zwar, wie Lockerungen aussehen könnten, doch wegen der derzeit mehr als 7.000 Coronavirus-Toten dürfte die Ausgangssperre über die Osterwoche hinaus verlängert werden.
Studie - Katzen können sich mit Covid-19 infizieren - Hunde eher nicht
REUTERS/Yves HermanBangalore (Reuters) - Katzen können sich einer Studie zufolge mit dem neuartigen Coronavirus infizieren. Bei Hunden, Schweinen, Hühnern und Enten sei es dagegen eher unwahrscheinlich, dass sie sich ansteckten. Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO nimmt den Bericht zum Anlass, die Rolle von Haustieren in der Coronavirus-Pandemie genauer zu prüfen. Es wird angenommen, dass die Lungenerkrankung Covid-19 ihren Weg von Feldermäusen zum Menschen nahm. Abgesehen von ein paar gemeldeten Infektionen bei Katzen und Hunden liegen bislang keine starken Hinweise dafür vor, dass Haustiere Träger sein können.
Coronavirus could turn back the clock 30 years on global poverty
Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty as economies around the world shrink because of the coronavirus outbreak, a new study has warned. Poverty levels in developing countries could be set back by up to 30 years, research released by the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research warned on Thursday. “The impact will be quite devastating,” said co-author Andy Sumner, international development professor at King’s College London, who warned of a “poverty tsunami”. “Covid could lead to a very large increase global poverty, in fact it could send the world back 10 years and could send some regions back 30 years,” said Sumner. Oxfam has called for world leaders to agree a $2.5tn economic rescue plan to “to keep poor countries and poor communities afloat”.
Taiwan rebuffs accusations it racially attacked WHO chief
Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen and soldiers wear face masks to protect them coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a military camp in Tainan, Taiwan, April 9, 2020. Taiwan says it has been unable to get timely information and that Taiwanese lives have become political pawns. On Wednesday, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus rejected “racist slurs” against him, which he said had originated in Taiwan. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan opposed any form of discrimination. Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou said Tedros’ accusations were groundless and “imaginary” and Taiwan had not made any racist comments nor encouraged anyone to do so.
AR Rahman Is Unhappy With Masakali 2.0, Recalls The Hardwork It Took To Create This Masterpiece
AR Rahman Is Unhappy With Masakali 2.0, Recalls The Hardwork It Took To Create This MasterpieceAR Rahman Is Unhappy With Masakali 2.0, Recalls The Hardwork It Took To Create This Masterpiece'Udiyo, na udiyo, kar manmaani, manmaani'- these lines from Masakali that we originally heard in 2009 still remains so fresh and innocent. ROMPThe song that paved the way into playlists and hearts of many was crooned by Mohit Chauhan and was written by lyricist Prasoon Joshi. COVID -19 1.1 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 201 SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 708 SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 46.7 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 731 SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARESEverytime Tanishk Bagchi releases a tatti remake song , All viewers to him :#Masakali2 — Isolated Kirket Ekspert ???????????? (@KediaSatvik) April 8, 2020The new Masakali is so bad that saas gaali deve and everyone else also gaali deve. Everyone including AR Rahman and Prasoon Joshi are angry at the butchering of their classic song that deserved a 'better' treatment or wait, maybe no treatment at all. @RakeyshOmMehra — Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) April 8, 2020A lesson for life?
Japan coronavirus infections reach at least 5,000 cases: NHK
Statues wearing protective face masks are seen after the government announced the state of emergency for the capital following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Shibuya shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo, Japan April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Issei KatoTOKYO (Reuters) - The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit 5,002 on Thursday, NHK public broadcaster said, showing no signs of slowing despite Japan’s move this week to impose a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other areas. The new cases were reported in nearly all parts of Japan and included at least five police officers in Fujisawa, a city just south of Tokyo, Kyodo news agency said.
COVID-19: Europa hace planes para un retorno a "la vida normal"
Pese a que la pandemia no da tregua en Europa, hay signos alentadores. Las discusiones incluyen reabrir más industrias, certificados de inmunidad y permitir que los más jóvenes vuelvan a trabajar. Italia registró su mejor dato en recuperaciones y tuvo su menor aumento de muertes en un día en más de un mes. La presión sobre las unidades de cuidados intensivos también continuó disminuyendo, con 99 camas menos ocupadas en las últimas 24 horas. Diferente es el escenario en el Reino Unido, con un número creciente de fallecidos, más de 7000.
On this day: Died April 10, 2015: Richie Benaud, cricketer and broadcaster
SYDNEY (Reuters) - “Morning everyone.”FILE PHOTO: Died on April 10, 2015: Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer Richie Benaud - Commentator, England v Sri Lanka, Oval, London, Britain, August 31, 1998 Action Images via Reuters/Nick Potts/File PhotoAt the sound of this prosaic but unmistakeable greeting, cricket fans for half a century knew they were about to spend a few hours in the company of one of the great sports broadcasters of the television age. All-rounder, Australia captain, journalist and author, Richie Benaud played other roles over his 84 years but they rarely took him far from the cricket oval. “He was authoritative but not pedantic, dignified but not pompous, and never spoke unless he had something to say,” Gideon Haigh wrote in his obituary of Benaud. In the statistics so revered in cricket, he took 248 wickets at 27.03 and scored 2,201 runs at 24.45 over 63 tests. Benaud, bowling around the wicket, took 6-70 as they did just that, going 2-1 up in the series to ensure they would retain the urn.
Manhattan textile tycoon rents out $40million Hamptons mansion to escape coronavirus
AdvertisementA Manhattan textile tycoon snapped up the priciest rental property in the Hamptons after telling its owner that he wanted to leave the city on a day's notice to escape the coronavirus crisis. Hamptons developer Joe Farrell put his famed $40million property nicknamed 'Sandcastle' on the rental market last month as wealthy New Yorkers began fleeing the COVID-19 hotspot for Long Island's tony beach towns. On Wednesday Farrell revealed that he found a renter less than 24 hours after he posted the listing. 'This was a COVID situation - not a normal summer rental,' he said. When New York City families sign on for rentals, he said he even offers to fly them in on his company's helicopter, as a courtesy.
Coronavirus: Why do we talk about 'fighting' illness?
The foreign secretary, Mr Johnson's de facto deputy as prime minister, has come in for criticism for his choice of language. There was further reaction when Health Secretary Matt Hancock echoed Mr Raab's words:Angharad Rudkin, a clinical psychologist at the University of Southampton, feels Mr Raab's critics have a point. Image copyright PA Media Image caption War leader: Boris Johnson cites Winston Churchill as his heroMr Raab's detractors might suggest he does the same when referring to Mr Johnson's coronavirus. In its best-known passage, he promised: "We shall fight on the beaches. The idea of a the prime minister catching and getting over coronavirus could extend the feeling of a collective struggle.
Las favelas de Río de Janeiro registran las primeras muertes confirmadas por coronavirus
Maria das Neves, de 76 años, en la favela Alemao durante el brote de coronavirus en Río de Janeiro. Las otras cuatro muertes por COVID-19, la enfermedad respiratoria provocada por el coronavirus, en las comunidades de Río se registraron en Vigário Geral (2), Manguinhos (1) y Complexo da Maré (1). Los funcionarios y especialistas de salud pública temen la propagación de la enfermedad ante la falta de condiciones adecuadas de higiene y la dificultad de permanecer aislados. La ciudad de Río de Janeiro tiene 1.499 casos de COVID-19, y el estado de Rió de Janeiro suma 1.938 casos confirmados de la enfermedad. El coronavirus ya ha causado 106 muertes en el estado, y 78 casos sospechosos están bajo investigación.
LSU puts up new fence to protect 'Mike the Tiger' from the coronavirus
(CNN) Louisiana State University is doing its part to ensure humans don't expose its beloved tiger mascot to Covid-19. The university erected an extra pedestrian barrier around the habitat for " Mike the Tiger." The well-being of Baton Rouge's precious Bengal tiger has always been a top priority, but concern grew after a 4-year-old tiger named Nadia tested positive for the coronavirus at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. The Bengal tiger is the seventh Mike and turns 4 in September. The Bronx Zoo's Nadia was the first instance of a tiger contracting Covid-19, and while she's expected to recover, LSU isn't taking any chances with Mike VII.
Coronavirus LIVE: France, UK to extend lockdowns, while British royals conduct virtual visit
France and the UK are preparing to extend their lockdown deadlines beyond next week as the deaths to coronavirus continue to mount. In France, President Emmanuel Macron is expected to discuss the extension in a television address on Monday, the Elysée Palace has said. It comes after authorities recorded another 541 deaths over a 24-hour period on Wednesday, bringing the total to 10,869 deaths since the outbreak. Meanwhile, the UK reached a grim milestone as it recorded an increase of 938 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day on Wednesday. He has spent three nights in the critical care unit at St Thomas' Hospital in London and his condition is said to be "improving".
Model Kelly Gale once again denies having had breast implants after being asked by a fan
The 24-year-old again denied having breast implants during a Q&A with fans on Instagram Stories on Wednesday. One brazen fan asked the Swedish-Australian stunner: 'Where'd you get your breast augmentation from and how much did it cost?' 'I don't really know what that is, but I assume it's some kind of boob job and I have not gotten a boob job, so...' she said, before poking one of her breasts. She was again asked by fans if she had breast implants during a Q&A on Instagram Stories in October last year. All natural: Kelly has consistently denied having ever had breast implants, despite being repeatedly asked about it by curious fans.
Diary of a NYC Hospital: Losing Hope in the ICU
Dr. Brenner, who works 14-to-15-hour days six days a week, says the demands of his job have increasingly started to weigh on him. In the ICU, you have specialized intensive care, specialized nurses and technicians that know how to manage the special medications. There are days that I’m convinced I’m going to get it and I’m going to die. In my mind, I’m going to do it, I’m going to be there until this is done, but it’s going to be very hard to come back to work after this is over. It makes me think about what we’re really doing — if we’re really doing good for people by just prolonging their death, when it’s just going to end up in mortality anyway.
Coincés au Japon, des athlètes sud-soudanais prennent la vie du bon côté
"Nous sommes désireux de continuer à leur offrir notre soutien", explique à l'AFP Shinichi Hagiwara, un responsable municipal des sports à Maebashi. Depuis leur arrivée au Japon, les Sud-Soudanais ont visité des écoles et se sont entraînés avec des enfants, ont participé à des événements de la vie locale et appris quelques rudiments de japonais. Donc je n'ai pas tellement le mal du pays parce que je suis dans un environnement très paisible, avec des gens extrêmement bienveillants. - Rêves olympiques inchangés -Les athlètes sud-soudanais aimeraient bien rendre un jour la pareille à leurs hôtes. Au-delà du mois de juillet, le sort des athlètes sud-soudanais de Maebashi sera décidé par la municipalité après consultation de l'autorité olympique de leur pays et du gouvernement japonais notamment, selon M. Hagiwara.
Paralympics rule out going to IOC to solve cash-flow problem
But its President Andrew Parsons has ruled out going to the International Olympic Committee for help. But its President Andrew Parsons has ruled out going to the International Olympic Committee for help. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)TOKYO (AP) — The International Paralympic Committee has a “cash flow” problem, but its president has ruled out going to the International Olympic Committee for help. “At the moment we are not discussing that with them (IOC),” Parsons said in a teleconference with selected media. Last month, IOC president Thomas Bach said in an interview that the IOC has “no cash-flow problem.”The IPC appears to be financially stable.
U.S. crude futures rise 6% at open
FILE PHOTO: Oil pump jacks work at sunset near Midland, Texas, U.S., August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jessica Lutz/File PhotoMELBOURNE (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures rose as much as 6% in early trade on Thursday ahead of a crucial meeting between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies including Russia - a group known as OPEC+. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 rose to a high of $26.61 and was traded up 4.6%, or $1.16, at $26.25 as of 2206 GMT.
Earthquake: 3.4 quake reported near Palm Springs
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday, seven miles from Palm Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred 12 miles from Palm Desert, 14 miles from La Quinta, 14 miles from Rancho Mirage and 17 miles from Cathedral City. In the past 10 days, there have been 12 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. AdvertisementThe earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.6 miles. Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike.
Thailand reports 54 new coronavirus cases, two more deaths
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks on a road during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya TunBANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported 54 new coronavirus cases and 2 more deaths on Thursday, including a 74-year-old French national. An 82-year-old Thai man also died, said a spokesman for the government’s Center for CoVID-19 Situation Administration. The new cases include five Thais repatriated from Indonesia who had traveled to South Sulawesi province for a religious gathering last month before the event was postponed. Thailand has reported a total of 2,423 cases and 32 fatalities, while 940 patients have recovered and gone home since the outbreak started in January.
Head of Japan junior coalition partner wants to consider more economic steps
FILE PHOTO: Komeito Party leader Natsuo Yamaguchi attends a debate session with other party leaders ahead of July 21 upper house election at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo(Reuters) - The head of Japan’s Komeito party, the junior partner in the coalition government, said he wants to consider additional economic steps after the imposition of a state of emergency and the postponement of the Summer Olympics amid the coronavirus woes, Kyodo news agency said. Natsuo Yamaguchi was quoted on Thursday as saying that “more needed to be done”. A different Komeito official was quoted by Kyodo as saying these steps could include a second extra budget.
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Elmo y Lin-Manuel Miranda se unen para un especial de "Barrio Sésamo" sobre el coronavirus
Foto de archivo de un muñeco de Elmo durante un desfile del Día de Acción de Gracias en Nueva York. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidLOS ÁNGELES, 8 abr (Reuters) - Elmo y el monstruo de las galletas quieren llegar a los niños pequeños, confundidos por verse atrapados en sus casas durante la epidemia de coronavirus, con un episodio especial de “Barrio Sésamo” que se transmitirá la próxima semana. “Esperamos que ‘Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate’ entretenga y deleite a las familias en un momento en que muchos se sienten aislados y abrumados por los eventos actuales”, dijo Steve Youngwood, presidente de Sesame Workshop. El programa del 14 de abril, en un estilo de videoconferencia que se ha familiarizado por el distanciamiento social del coronavirus y las restricciones de cuarentena, se transmitirá en HBO, PBS Kids y otros canales de televisión de WarnerMedia. Miranda cantará algunas rondas de “Old McDonald Had a Farm”, Ross jugará “Elmo dice”, y Hathaway y Elmo se moverán con “Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pulgares”.
China corporate governance in doubt after two accounting scandals in week
China’s second accounting scandal in less than a week is underscoring concern over lax corporate governance at some of its fastest-growing companies. Accounting firm Ernst & Young later said it discovered the fabrications when it audited the firm’s financial statements. Hope Education Group Co. fell 3.3 percent in Hong Kong Wednesday, while CAR Inc., a car-rental firm founded by Luckin’s chairman, dropped another 17 percent . The declines vindicate short sellers like Carson Block’s Muddy Waters, which has for years targeted Chinese firms listed on U.S. exchanges. Muddy Waters assisted Wolfpack in its research and said it’s also short the company.
Japan postpones bar exam amid coronavirus outbreak
Justice Ministry said Wednesday that it has decided to postpone this year’s national bar examination in response to the spread of the new coronavirus. According to the ministry, the postponement is the first for the bar exam since the current test system was introduced in 2006. This year’s preliminary exam, which allows applicants to take the bar exam without finishing a graduate law program, will also be rescheduled. A test with short-answer questions, the first stage of the preliminary exam, was scheduled for May 17, with its applicants totaling 15,318. The ministry said that it received requests from applicants to postpone the exams in the face of the ever-spreading coronavirus.
UK government expands overdraft with Bank of England
FILE PHOTO: A security officer stands outside the Bank of England, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government said it had expanded its overdraft with the Bank of England, known as the Ways and Means facility, to ensure it had access to funds in case COVID-19 disruption renders it unable to raise money from markets easily. The finance ministry and the Bank said the facility would support market function by minimising the immediate impact of raising additional funding in gilt and sterling money markets. “The government will continue to use the markets as its primary source of financing, and its response to Covid-19 will be fully funded by additional borrowing through normal debt management operations,” the BoE and finance ministry said in a joint statement. “Any drawings will be repaid as soon as possible before the end of the year,” they said.
NYC Mayor gets HECKLED by people who can't get tests during trip to a Bronx hospital
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was heckled by people who said they can't get coronavirus tests as he made a speech outside a Bronx hospital on Wednesday. Tests have been in short supply in New York City, which continues to be the epicenter of the national crisis. A female bystander called for the mayor to 'come down the block' and said people in the Bronx need more tests for the deadly virus. The Bronx, the poorest borough in New York, has been one of the hardest-hit by the outbreak in New York City. A stark New York City map last week revealed that there are higher numbers of cases of coronavirus in poorer neighborhoods than in wealthier zip codes.
Britain's William and wife Kate surprise school children with video call
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate surprised children at a school with a video-call to offer thanks to their parents who are key workers keeping the country running during the coronavirus pandemic. Holding up a picture to show the royal couple, one of the children told them that it was painting of his mother who worked for the NHS. “You should be very proud of her, they’re doing an amazing job, all the NHS workers,” Kate told the boy at the Casterton Primary Academy in Burnley, northern England. William and Kate joked with the children and staff, who were all wearing bunny ears to celebrate Easter, saying that they wished that they had similar headware, as they thanked the staff caring for the children for their hardwork. “We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you guys and well done and keep it all going,” William said.
VIDEÓK : Néhány európai országban már lassul a koronavírus terjedése
Olaszországban és Spanyolországban már a kijárási korlátozások enyhítésér?l gondolkoznak, de messze még a járvány vége.
Chinese stay close to home after coronavirus brought under control
People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) look at job advertisements at the West Coast New Area in Qingdao, Shandong province, China April 8, 2020. “At the resort, we booked a villa so the whole family could stay together. Aviation experts expect domestic travel in most markets will recover before international travel, as is happening in China. “Those green shoots of recovery (are) proving difficult to sustain, it seems,” OAG senior analyst John Grant said in a weekly update. “It’s suffocating.”Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open in an external browser.
Married At First Sight's Amanda Micallef SLAMS the hit reality show and calls it a 'flop'
The 34-year-old strength coach has slammed Married At First Sight, despite finding fame on this year's series. In an interview with Hit FM's Krysti & Bodge on Thursday, Amanda described this year's season of the hit Channel Nine show as a 'flop'. Not a fan: In an interview with Hit FM's Krysti & Bodge on Thursday, Amanda described this year's season of the hit Channel Nine show as a 'flop'She claimed the latest season of the long-running reality show didn't have enough 'light-hearted humour'. Amanda was paired with Tash Herz, but their relationship proved to be disastrous, with the couple splitting early on in the show. Daily Mail Australia has reached out to both Amanda and Channel Nine for comment.
Sub-Saharan Africa to fall into recession in 2020, says World Bank
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The rapidly-spreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to push sub-Saharan Africa into recession in 2020 for the first time in 25 years, the World Bank said in a new forecast on Thursday. “The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the limits of societies and economies across the world, and African countries are likely to be hit particularly hard,” World Bank Vice President for Africa Hafez Ghanem said. The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are racing to provide emergency funds to African countries and others to combat the virus and mitigate the impact of sweeping shutdowns aiming at curbing its spread. Real gross domestic product growth was projected to fall sharply particularly in the region’s three largest economies – Nigeria, Angola, and South Africa, the World Bank said. The World Bank said African policymakers should focus on saving lives and protecting livelihoods by spending money to strengthen health systems and taking quick actions to minimise disruptions in food supply chains.
A poem about COVID-19
Wash your hands! While Big Pharmais wringing it’s hands in anticipationof the Big Vaccinemade available to every nation. And while people will line upto get the Big shot,I’ll have a Coronaand drink it a lot. As the cost of livinggets dearer and dearer,how can these suits at head officelook themselves in the mirror. I’ve had it with COVID-19,I’m gonna go wash my hands.
Shanghai set to reopen schools after coronavirus closures
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Local schools in Shanghai that have been closed in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus will reopen starting April 27, the director of the city’s education commission said on Thursday. Lu Jing said classes for the final years of both junior and senior high schools would be permitted to resume on April 27. Schools should make preparations to resume classes for other grades before May 6, he said, with specific timing to be announced by each school.
Fujifilm to start phase II clinical trial of Avigan for COVID-19 patients in U.S.
FILE PHOTO: Tablets of Avigan (generic name : Favipiravir), a drug approved as an anti-influenza drug in Japan and developed by drug maker Toyama Chemical Co, a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Co. are displayed during a photo opportunity at Fujifilm's headquarters in Tokyo October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File PhotoTOKYO (Reuters) - Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it will start phase II clinical trials of its anti-flu drug Avigan for COVID-19 patients in the United States. The trial will enrol about 50 COVID-19 patients in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Fujifilm said on Thursday. On March 31, Fujifilm announced the start of a phase III clinical trial of Avigan for COVID-19 patients in Japan.
Golf: un spectateur attaque en justice Tiger Woods et son caddie
Le dossier a été déposé mardi dans le comté de Pinellas en Floride. Au moment où Woods s'apprêtait à frapper la balle, Borruso a essayé de faire un selfie avec la star en arrière-plan. À ce moment-là, selon la plainte, LaCava a poussé Borruso et l'a fait tomber au milieu d'autres spectateurs, causant des blessures nécessitant son transport à l'hôpital. Woods est attaqué en justice du fait qu'il est l'employeur de LaCava et à ce titre responsable des actions de son caddie durant un tournoi. L'avocat de Brian Borruso Josh Dreschel a en outre lancé un appel au public mercredi pour identifier des voix sur une vidéo témoin de l'incident.
VIDEO : Auf eigene Faust: Menschen halten Mund und Nase bedeckt
Im französischen Sceaux entschied sich der Bürgermeister für einen Alleingang und erhob eine Maskenpflicht. Nizza und Cannes könnten dem Beispiel folgen.
Jim Nantz adjusting to not calling Final Four, Masters
I miss it so much I can’t even articulate it,” Nantz said Wednesday evening from his home in Pebble Beach, California. The few interviews carry a familiar theme: What is Jim Nantz doing without the Final Four and the Masters? He is never far from golf living at Pebble Beach, though it’s not the same. The courses are closed, as are the Lodge at Pebble Beach and Inn at Spanish Bay. “It’s something to look forward to, something that says, ’Hey, we’re not that far away.”___More AP golf: and
China intenta contener a los "portadores silenciosos" del coronavirus
REUTERS/StringerLa China continental registró 63 nuevos casos confirmados el miércoles, en comparación con los 62 del día anterior, según dijo la Comisión Nacional de Salud del país. Del total, 61 fueron viajeros llegados del extranjero, con lo que el número total de casos confirmados en China ascendió a 81.865. El Consejo de Estado chino, o Gabinete, publicó el miércoles nuevas reglas para la gestión de los portadores asintomáticos del coronavirus, que algunos medios de comunicación estatales llaman “portadores silenciosos” del virus. Los gobiernos locales deben entonces identificar todos los contactos cercanos conocidos del caso en un plazo de 24 horas. <^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Portal web de Reuters sobre el coronavirus (en inglés) hereGRÁFICA: Evolución del coronavirus en el mundo con datos de cada país (en inglés)^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^>
UK economy struggled before coronavirus crisis escalated
FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk along the Southbank in view of skyscrapers in the financial district in London, Britain February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s economy was almost stagnant in the three months to February, before the coronavirus crisis escalated and pushed the country into what is likely to be a severe recession, official data showed on Thursday. Gross domestic product rose by 0.1% in the December-February period, the Office for National Statistics said, weaker than a median forecast for growth of 0.2% in a Reuters poll of economists. In February alone, GDP fell by 0.1% compared with a forecast for growth of 0.1% in the Reuters poll.
Symptom-free Covid-19 patients must be reported within two hours: Chinese government
A worker in a protective suit collects a swab from a construction worker for nucleic acid test in Wuhan, Hubei province, in China on April 7. Photo: Reuters
Column: Crude oil price slump not being shared with Asian motorists
But these sharp drops in fuel prices have not quite shown up in some of Asia’s major markets. The price of gasoline in New Delhi has dropped even less, falling only 8.5% from the Jan. 11 high to Wednesday’s price of 69.59 rupees a litre. Australian national average gasoline prices have fallen 22% over the same time period to 120.5 cents a litre. Australian fuel prices are, similar to other countries, subject to taxes, with the current excise duty set at 43.2 cents a litre. Excluding this tax from the calculation shows that the price of diesel is down 15.2% and that for gasoline is 30% weaker.
Clippers working out together _ via video _ during shutdown
Clippers working out together _ via video _ during shutdownLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended — via video conference calls. Up to 10 players at a time tune in to do workouts led by the team's performance staff since the league shut down practice facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic. They've also been using workout equipment specially tailored for each player and provided by the team. “They're challenging each other, a lot of trash talk,” coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters. “When we come out of this, (there will be) some of the funny stories guys will have about watching each other work out.”
Nation's only doctor governor offers sober voice on virus
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his top aides were having a meeting about the coronavirus when the discussion turned to neckties. The governor said he had read a study in a medical journal showing that ties worn by doctors at hospitals can host harmful germs and help spread disease. As the Trump administration has offered mixed messages on the virus, governors have become increasingly important in battling the disease. Northam, a pediatric neurologist, has emerged as a sober voice of authority cautioning that daily life will probably be disrupted for months.
Escaped Pima County inmate Jose Fernandez is back in custody
CLOSEJose Fernandez (Photo: Pima County Sheriff's Department)Escaped Pima County jail inmate Jose Fernandez is back in custody after more than a day on the run, according to corrections officials. Fernandez was apprehended near Valencia Road and Park Avenue in Tucson at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. He will be booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex, according to officials. Corrections staff discovered the 29-year-old Fernandez was missing from his cell during a morning cell check on Wednesday, according to a release from the Pima County Sheriff's Department. However, the release noted Fernandez had been in custody for six weeks and hadn't shown any behaviors indicating he wasn't suitable for the lower security placement.
Pétrole: Ryad a dépensé 1 milliard de dollars pour des parts dans des compagnies européennes
Le fonds souverain d'Arabie saoudite a accumulé des parts dans quatre compagnies pétrolières européennes majeures pour un montant total d'environ un milliard de dollars, a rapporté mercredi le Wall Street Journal. D’après le journal, ces quatre sociétés sont le norvégien Equinor, le néerlando-britannique Royal Dutch Shell, le français Total et l’italien Eni. Le total global, a assuré le WSJ, équivaut à environ un milliard de dollars. Un représentant saoudien cité par le WSJ a déclaré que des investissements similaires pourraient à nouveau être réalisés dans le futur. “Le PIF s’active de nouveau sur le marché (...) Je ne serai pas surpris de voir à nouveau d’autres transactions similaires”, a-t-il dit.
Failed US federal response to COVID-19 manifests as international disaster
Rachel Maddow looks at the where national coronavirus policy in the U.S. is still falling short and how the consequences of the Trump administration's failures stand out in the data on the impacts of the worldwide spread of the virus.
Flux Power Provides COVID-19 Impact on Operations
Key Flux Power Customers Expanding, due to increased demands of the COVID-19 crisis and placing increased orders to Flux Power for the coming months. About Flux Power Holdings, Inc. ( )Flux Power develops advanced lithium-ion batteries for commercial and industrial uses, including its first-ever UL 2271 Listed lithium-ion “LiFT Pack” forklift batteries. Flux Power batteries deliver improved performance, extended cycle life and lower total cost of ownership than legacy lead-acid solutions. Flux, Flux Power and associated logos are trademarks of Flux Power Holdings, Inc. All other third-party brands, products, trademarks, or registered marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners. Follow us at:Blog: Flux Power CurrentsTwitter: @FLUXpwrLinkedIn: Flux PowerView source version on Media & Investor Relations:Justin Forbes877-505-3589info@fluxpower.comKEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICAINDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER TRANSPORT OTHER MANUFACTURING AUTOMOTIVE OTHER ENERGY TRANSPORT AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING OTHER AUTOMOTIVE ENERGYSOURCE: Flux Power Holdings, Inc.
Taiwan protests WHO leader's accusations of racist campaign
Taiwan’s foreign ministry on Thursday strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that it condoned racist personal attacks on him that he alleged were coming from the self-governing island democracy. Taiwan is a “mature, highly sophisticated nation and could never instigate personal attacks on the director-general of the WHO, much less express racist sentiments,” it said. “This attack came from Taiwan,” said Tedros, who is a former Ethiopian health and foreign minister and the WHO’s first African leader. Yet without evidence, #Taiwan is accused of orchestrating personal attacks. Tedros had not appeared to have accused the Taiwanese government of being directly behind the attacks, but merely of condoning them.
Married At First Sight's Melissa Lucarelli criticsed for going out during lockdown
She's the former Married At First Sight star who has become a glamorous social media influencer since finding fame. But on Wednesday, Melissa Lucarelli received some backlash for getting her hair and makeup done. Former Married At First Sight star Melissa Lucarelli was criticised by a fan on Instagram for getting her hair done during the COVID-19 lockdown'How are you getting your hair and makeup done when it is a criminal offence at the moment?' Melissa recently stated that the current coronavirus crisis has stopped her from ending her almost decade-long sex drought. 'True love waits for no one and if I want to meet someone during corona times, then desperate times calls for desperate measures!'
Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 13?s best known quotes originated not in space or Mission Control, but in Hollywood. Their moon-bound spacecraft wrecked by an oxygen tank explosion on April 13, 1970, the astronauts urgently radioed, “Houston, we’ve had a problem here.”Screenwriters for the 1995 film “Apollo 13? wanted to punch that up. Thus was born “Houston, we have a problem.”Even more artistic license was taken with NASA flight director Gene Kranz’ mobilizing speech to his team in Houston.
Phoenix Suns: Kelly Oubre Jr., Phoenix Suns Charities donate 750 basketballs
Phoenix Suns: Kelly Oubre Jr., Phoenix Suns Charities donate 750 basketballsKelly Oubre Jr. Phoenix Suns Charities and Phoenix Elementary School District 1 collaborate to donate 750 basketballs to middle and elementary school kids. Phoenix Suns, Arizona Republic
The Pharmacy Automation Market: Growth, Opportunities and Forecast 2020-2025 -
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--The “Pharmacy Automation Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025” report has been added to’s offering. The global pharmacy automation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during 2020-2025. Report CoverageThis latest report provides a deep insight into the global pharmacy automation market covering all its essential aspects. Key Questions AnsweredHow has the global pharmacy automation market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years? What is the structure of the global pharmacy automation market and who are the key players?
Coronavirus was spreading in NYC weeks before first case, researchers say
The coronavirus was likely spreading in New York City as early as February, weeks before the Big Apple’s first confirmed case, according to a report citing new research. Heguy and her team learned of the discrepancy by analyzing the different viral mutations between the city cases, according to the report. A separate group of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who are also studying the genomes of city coronavirus patients, determined early city cases were not linked to later ones, which they found came from Europe. Two weeks after the first cases at Mount Sinai Hospital, “we started seeing viruses related to each other,” Ana Silvia Gonzalez-Reiche, a member of the Mount Sinai team, told The Times. The Mount Sinai team analyzed 84 distinct COVID-19 genomes out of 800 confirmed cases treated at the Mount Sinai Health System, the hospital said in a press release.
After CAA Implementation, More And More Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants Are Leaving India
Despite the best efforts by the BSF to make the borders secure the illegal immigrants still managed to sneak into India. According to the BSF, there is a substantial increase in the outflow of illegal Bangladeshi migrants to their home country over the past one month. "There has been a substantial increase in outflow of illegal Bangladeshi migrants to the bordering country in the last one month... In January alone, we had apprehended 268 illegal Bangladeshi migrants, most of whom were trying to sneak into the neighbouring country," BSF Inspector General (South Bengal Frontier) YB Khurania said. COVID -19 46.7 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 708 SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 201 SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 731 SHARES“We believe that it is because of our increased vigil that fewer people from Bangladesh are trying to illegally enter India.
INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Intelsat S.A. (I) on Behalf of Investors
BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces an investigation on behalf Intelsat S.A. (“Intelsat” or the Company”) ( NYSE: I ) investors concerning the Company and its officers’ possible violations of federal securities laws. Then on November 18, 2019, the FCC announced that it would publicly auction the C-Band that Intelsat had been hoping to sell privately. On this news the Company’s share price fell $5.38 per share, or over 40%, to close at $8.03 per share, thereby injuring investors. This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules. View source version on Law Offices of Howard G. SmithHoward G. Smith, Esquire215-638-4847888-638-4847howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.comwww.howardsmithlaw.comKEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIAINDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICESSOURCE: Law Offices of Howard G. SmithCopyright Business Wire 2020.
Diary of a coronavirus house share: the Brixton bottle mystery
I live in a rented house share in Brixton. We hope to pass this house to four people, boy or girl, and we hope they treat this house with disrespect and love as we did. We placed the dusty bottle on the kitchen window sill and agreed that it should have pride of place. In our previous house, he also spent several days coding his light switch to order him a one-button, emergency Nando’s delivery. Help us find the owners of the mystery bottle: email,
Australians are spending their money on online gambling and delivery services while in isolation
Australians are spending their money on online gambling and food delivery services now that they are being forced to pass the time at home, new research has revealed. The number one category in consumer spending between March 30 and April 5 was online gambling, which went up by 67 per cent, more than subscription services and food delivery. Supermarket spending was up by 19 per cent in low income earners, who would have received the $750 stimulus payment on March 30. High income earners, not so much. 'But it does worry me that online gambling, that's a $15billion dollar industry, is now migrating online.'
Chicago mayor dismayed by outburst of violence in city
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday expressed dismay at the outbreak of violence in the city in recent days, saying it is straining police resources and filling hospital space needed for patients suffering from the coronavirus. Between Sunday and early Wednesday, there were 13 homicides, 11 caused by gun fire, and 25 non-fatal shooting victims, according to Chicago police. There are two pandemics that face Chicago — and only one of them is virus-induced,” interim police Superintendent Charlie Beck said. Lightfoot said she has directed police to spare no expense or resource to bring the perpetrators of violence to justice. She noted investigators need the help of witnesses who may not trust the police or fear for their own safety.
Over 200 Migrants Who Took Shelter At Gurdwara Majnu Ka Tila Rescued, Quarantined; FIR Filed
Police is shifting around 210 people stranded at Majnu-ka-Tila Gurdwara since March 28 due to the national lockdown, to a school in Nehru Vihar. Earlier, Manjinder S Sirsa, President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) had requested the Chief Minister of Punjab to help the people stranded at the Gurudwara. "My earnest request to CM @capt_amarinder Ji - More than 300 people of Punjab are here at Gurdwara Majnu Ka Tila Sahib. bcclThe total number of coronavirus cases in India climbed to 1637 on Tuesday. COVID -19 1.1 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 708 SHARES 201 SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 46.7 K SHARES 731 SHARESThe evacuation happened a day after more than a thousand people were evacuated from a building in Delhi's Nizamuddin area.
Reinsurance Group of America Announces First Quarter Earnings Release Date, Webcast
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE:RGA) plans to release first quarter earnings on Tuesday, May 5, at approximately 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The release will be issued via newswire and will also be available through RGA’s website, . Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), a Fortune 500 company, is among the leading global providers of life reinsurance and financial solutions, with approximately $3.5 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of $76.7 billion as of December 31, 2019. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, and operations around the world, RGA delivers expert solutions in individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, health reinsurance, facultative underwriting, product development, and financial solutions. View source version on Reinsurance Group of America, IncorporatedJeff HopsonSenior Vice President, Investor Relations(636) 736-7000KEYWORD: MISSOURI UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICAINDUSTRY KEYWORD: INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICESSOURCE: Reinsurance Group of America, IncorporatedCopyright Business Wire 2020.
Carville on Wisconsin election: GOP will literally kill people to stay in power
Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville excoriates Wisconsin Republicans after political maneuvering kept more voters from using mail-in ballots sending people to the polls to vote during the coronavirus pandemic.
Athletics: Suspension of Olympic qualification gets cool reception
(Reuters) - The decision by the governing body of athletics to suspend Olympic qualification until December due to the coronavirus outbreak has received a cool reception from some Tokyo hopefuls. World Athletics announced on Tuesday that qualification for the Tokyo Olympics, which will now take place in July and August next year, would restart on Dec. 1, subject to the global situation returning to normal. “Pretty disappointed about this decision,” former Olympic steeplechase silver medallist Evan Jager posted on Twitter. Athletes need to reach certain qualifying marks to be available for selection for the Olympics by their national federations. Jamaican middle-distance runner Aisha Praught-Leer thought the decision was premature and would affect the ability of athletes to earn sponsorship by achieving Olympic qualifying times (QT’s).
Mercedes-Benz Reports Q1 Sales of 67,746 Vehicles
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported Q1 sales of 67,746 Mercedes-Benz models. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz Vans recorded Q1 sales of 7,520, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 75,266 vehicles for the quarter, a decrease of 4.3% over the comparable period last year. Q1 sales of Mercedes-AMG high-performance models totaled 6,427 units. About Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. 1 Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner Sprinter and Metris Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.
In Milwaukee, Friday fish fry is essential. Here's where you can find it during the coronavirus shutdown.
Here's a running list of some restaurants and taverns offering carryout fish fry during the coronavirus shutdown. At 939 S. Second St. Carryout and curbside fish fry — cod ($10) with fries or potato pancakes; fish chowder available by pint or quart. Open for fish fry 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday for to-go fish fry. The steakhouse at 122 E. Capitol Drive, Hartland, has takeout fish fry, family fish fry and fish specials from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Victor'sThe lounge at 1230 N. Van Buren St. is open for fish fry from noon to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Bezos loses $7 billion overnight, $18 billion in a month, as market sells off on coronavirus fears
Concerns over coronavirus have roiled markets and torched hundreds of billions in paper wealth from the world's billionaires over the past month. But last night's declines, driven by a drop in oil prices , could be the largest overnight wealth loss in nearly a decade. The world's richest person saw his wealth drop to $110 billion overnight, down from $117 billion, as Amazon's shares fell 7% at Monday's open from Friday's close. The shares recovered slightly midafternoon Monday, but over the past month alone, Bezos' wealth has fallen from $129 billion. Jeff Bezos lost $7 billion in paper wealth overnight, and more than $18 billion over the past month, as Amazon's share price has plunged on fear that the coronavirus outbreak will slow the global economy.
COVID-19 Lockdown: Centre Orders Sealing Of State & District Borders To Stop Exodus Of Migrants
The Centre has instructed state governments and Union Territory administrations to seal state and district borders in order to prevent movement of migrant workers during lockdown, according to officials. PTI"There has been movement of migrant workers in some parts of the country. Directions were issued that district and state borders should be effectively sealed," a government official said. India is under a lockdown from March 25 to April 14 as the nation battles the deadly disease. COVID -19 201 SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 708 SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 731 SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 46.7 K SHARESSeveral migrant workers are struggling to get back home as they are stranded as a result of everything being shut down.
1,080 eggs, 383lb of dried fruit, 130 hours of decorating: the ingredients for a royal wedding cake
Not just because they looked so happy, but because I could finally reveal that I was responsible for making their wedding cake. Running Sophisticake, a village cake shop in Lincolnshire, I never envisaged I’d come to play a small role in history. From there, I was asked to supply some of our fruit cake for the Prince to try. He must have liked it because after that, I was asked to make three different kinds: fruit cake, apple cake and the ‘Highgrove fruit cake’ – sponge with lots of fruits and spices. A few months later, I was invited to Clarence House to discuss the wedding cake.
Incorta Named a Finalist for CODiE Award in Best Business Intelligence Solution Category
Incorta was honored as one of 150 finalists across the 40 business technology categories. About the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE™ AwardsThe SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-recognized awards program. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists which accounts for 80% of the overall score. Business Technology category winners will be announced May 18 during the online announcement ceremony , taking the place of the usual gala in-person event. View source version on Incorta ContactMission North for Incortaincorta@missionnorth.comSIIA Communications Contact:Jennifer Baranowskijbaranowski@siia.netKEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICAINDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENTSOURCE: IncortaCopyright Business Wire 2020.
Video: Money expert reveals Australians turning to online gambling
Video: Extraordinary graph shows how Australians are not spending money on gyms and fitness and turning to gambling and booze as they receive their $750 stimulus bonus packageExtraordinary graph shows how Australians are not spending money on gyms and fitness and turning to online gambling as they receive their $750 stimulus bonus package.
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Premier League football was initially stopped until at least 30 April. But now authorities says it will not even resume at the beginning of May.
Video: Flaming Lips and Deap Vally perform a trippy cover of Oklahoma native Hoyt Axton's 'The Pusher'
The Flaming Lips [Photo provided]Listen to Oklahoma City-based art-rockers The Flaming Lips and Los Angeles rock 'n' roll duo Deap Vally's trippy collaborative cover of "The Pusher." The cover comes with an appropriately psychedelic music video. (Fair warning: This is The Flaming Lips we're talking about, so the cover includes one f-bomb and the video features some implied nudity.) "The Pusher" was penned by the late, great songwriter and Oklahoma native Hoyt Axton. It was popularized by the rock band Steppenwolf, who recorded it on their 1968 self-titled album.
Podcasts, plays and a hymn flash mob: how to celebrate Easter online
On television this Easter Sunday, for instance, BBC One will be broadcasting a pre-recorded Sunday Worship from Bangor Cathedral in Wales at 11.25am. On Saturday evening, on BBC Two at 7pm, choral music will come from Cambridge in Easter from King’s. And on BBC Radio 3 at 3pm, Choral Evensong will repeat an episode first recorded in happier times at Norwich Cathedral at Easter in 2017. Taking Pope Francis at his word on the need to be inventive, Rochester Cathedral in Kent has come up with a Hymn Flash Mob. These clips will be mixed to create an online “Choir of the Nation” video, which will be shared on Easter Sunday on Twitter.
NMHC Rent Payment Tracker Finds 12 Percentage Point Decrease in Share of Apartment Households that Paid Rent by April 5
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) found a 12-percentage point decrease in the share of apartment households that paid rent through April 5, in the first review of the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on rent payments. That is a testament to the quick, proactive actions taken by NMHC members who put forward bold solutions.”The NMHC Rent Payment Tracker reflects data from 13.4 million units across the country. Register for today’s NMHC Rent Tracker Payment webinar here . Find more information on the NMHC Rent Payment Tracker here . For more information, contact NMHC at 202/974-2300, e-mail the Council at , or visit NMHC’s website .
Video: Jordyn Woods revealed to be kangaroo on 'The Masked Singer'
Video: The Masked Singer: Jordyn Woods removes Kangaroo mask during shocking reveal after being eliminatedJordyn Woods revealed to be behind the kangaroo costume on 'The Masked Singer.' Jordyn took mask off shocking some and confusing others. Reactions pouring in reveal some fans of the show don't know who she is.
Delivery of 2020 Census Paper Questionnaires Begin
Of the nation’s households, 45.7% have already responded to the 2020 Census. Households receiving the paper questionnaire can still respond online or by phone, or they can return it by mail in the enclosed envelope. Responding now to the 2020 Census will minimize the need for a census taker to follow up and visit your home in person later this year. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and it’s key to shaping the future of communities. The 2020 Census is open for self-response online at , over the phone by calling the number provided in your invitation, or by paper through the mail.
New church takes pride in old treasures
Kirchmayer’s stations, carved 100 years ago for a church in Boston, are a sacred treasure for Saint Mary Magdalen, the newest church in the Archdiocese of Boston. “I have never seen a child in a Station of the Cross before,” said St. Pierre, pastor of Saint Mary Magdalen Church , admiring the ornate carving. A stained glass depiction of St. Mary Magdalen at church. The spacious building replaced a tiny church, located near Lake Mascuppic in Dracut, where Saint Mary Magdalen was established in 1959, according to parish history. Stained-glass windows from that church — including one depicting the patroness St. Mary Magdalen on Easter morning — are a blessing for the ages, St. Pierre said.
Global Stocks Subdued Ahead of Long Weekend
Global stocks mostly traded sideways Thursday, as investors looked toward a gradual economic recovery in the second half of the year, with signs that the spread of the new coronavirus could be slowing in some of the hardest-hit areas. By late morning in Hong Kong, stock benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong had risen or fallen less than 0.5%. S&P 500 futures were little changed. South Korea’s Kospi Composite and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose between 1% and 2%. Many of the world’s stock markets will be closed Friday...
Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders to fight virus
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn't let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter needed asylum, pointing to the coronavirus. That confrontation in Texas came just days after the Trump administration quietly shut down the nation's asylum system for the first time in decades in the name of public health. But she was stuck in Mexico as the virus closed borders in Central America. The U.S. government used an obscure public health law to justify one of its most aggressive border crackdowns ever. People fleeing violence and poverty to seek refuge in the U.S. are whisked to the nearest border crossing and returned to Mexico without a chance to apply for asylum.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong businesses could be able to apply for cash from HK$137.5 billion relief fund in June, welfare minister says
Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong arrives at RTHK ahead of his radio appearance. Photo: Joanathan Wong
OU Medicine offers first robotic spine surgery in state
Dr. Santaram Vallurupalli, OU Medicine orthopedic surgeon, left, and Dr. Zachary Smith, OU Medicine minimally invasive neurosurgeon, explore the latest robotic technology recently in Philadelphia. [PROVIDED]With the addition of a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, OU Medicine has become the first healthcare system in Oklahoma to offer robotic spine surgery. Zachary A. Smith, M.D., who recently joined the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, has establishing his practice with OU Physicians and taken a key role in the newly formed robotic spine surgery team at OU Medicine. “The capacity to perform robotic spine surgery is another advance in the level of care available to Oklahomans and patients in the surrounding region,” said Ian Dunn, M.D., chair of the neurosurgery department. Our combined neurosurgery and orthopedic spine team will drive this innovation in the state.”Dunn was instrumental in bringing this technology to OU Medicine and in recruiting Smith, a national leader in spine surgery who has published over 200 combined peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and editorials.
Inmate, 50, is charged with attempted murder after 'stabbing a 26-year-old prisoner'
An inmate has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing another prisoner at a correctional centre on NSW's mid-north coast. The two men, aged 50 and 28, allegedly approached the cell of a 26-year-old man at the Kempsey jail on Wednesday afternoon before the younger prisoner was stabbed several times in the neck, chest and back. The injured prisoner was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical but stable condition, NSW Police said in a statement on Thursday. The two men were arrested, with the older man charged with attempted murder and the younger man charged with aiding and abetting attempted murder. They were refused bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court via video link on Thursday.
Smart Home in the Americas: Telco State of Play and New Approaches to Service Monetization -
Smart Home in the Americas: Telco State of Play and New Approaches to Service Monetization - ResearchAndMarkets.comPress release content from Business Wire. DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--The “Smart Home in the Americas: Telco State of Play and New Approaches to Service Monetization” report has been added to’s offering. Smart Home State of Play in the Americas: an analysis of recent telco smart home developments, portfolios, and proposition details in the region. New Approaches to Service Monetization: this section offers selected American telco case studies, detailing their smart home value propositions and monetization approaches. The report examines three telco smart home service case studies, providing insights around go-to-market strategies, positioning and monetization approaches (direct and indirect monetization).
How to set up a Zoom meeting safely
The FBI is investigating after a number report's that pupil's Zoom meetings with their teachers were intercepted by pranksters. How to set up a secure Zoom meeting on your phone or tabletTap “new meeting” with the camera icon. When everybody is in the call, you can select "Lock meeting" to allow no more participantsHow to set up a secure Zoom meeting on your computerSign into your Zoom account, either at or through the desktop app if you have downloaded it. The default security settings will be switched on, so the main thing you have to do is pick a time. Mr Kim adds: "Companies and other organisations need to evaluate whether or not this risk is worth the convenience of using Zoom.
Frontline medical workers take mortal risks to answer impossible call
Rachel Maddow shares video of Anthony Almojera, vice president of the FDNY EMS Officers Union describing the impossibly difficult circumstances of responding to medical emergencies in New York City.
Not working due to lockdown? Here's how to keep busy and learn new skills
Nearly two-fifths of employers in the U.S. are expecting to furlough workers in the next three months, according to a poll by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Using time in furlough to invest in personal growth and learning relevant new skills can help people maintain their confidence and motivation, says Namrata Murlidhar, marketing director at LinkedIn Learning. Jo Cresswell, careers expert at jobs site Glassdoor, said that the increasing number of workers being furloughed "shines a spotlight on the importance of transferable skills." Similarly, she highlighted the importance of communication skills, both verbal and written, with a focus on the ability to be "clear, concise and logical." Organizational skills are also key, Cresswell said, in maintaining the ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and to "always know the status of any activity point."
Berkshire Grey Announces Robots as a Service (RaaS) To Help Retailers and eTailers Launch Robotic Solutions Without Upfront Capital Expenditures
Market trends, consumer behavior, and new competition have strained retail, ecommerce, grocery, convenience, and foodservice supply chains for several years. Please contact Berkshire Grey to arrange virtual 1-on-1 discussions to see how robotic omni-channel fulfillment solutions and RaaS deployment models can benefit your business. Berkshire Grey helps customers radically change the essential way they do business by combining AI and robotics to automate omni-channel fulfillment. Berkshire Grey solutions are a fundamental engine of change that transform pick, pack, and sort operations to deliver competitive advantage for enterprises serving today’s connected consumers. Berkshire Grey customers include Global 100 retailers and logistics service providers.
European markets poised for higher open ahead of US jobless claims data
European markets are expected to open higher Thursday as market participants start to hope that the coronavirus pandemic is reaching a peak, but the latest U.S. unemployment claims data could hit sentiment. London's FTSE is seen 52 points higher at 5,708, Germany's DAX is expected to open 83 points higher at 10,406 and France's CAC 40 is seen 32 points higher at 4,453 while Italy's FTSE MIB is seen 15 points higher at 17,376, according to IG. European markets look set to follow their Asian counterparts, which were trading higher Thursday, but market sentiment could take a hit when the latest U.S. unemployment claims report, for the week ended April 4, is set to release at 8:30 a.m. Economists are expecting an increase of 5 million, which would build on the record-shattering prior two readings of 6.6 million and 3.3 million. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq-100 futures also pointed to slightly lower Thursday opens for the two indexes.
Video: James Franco and girlfriend Isabel Pakzad go for a run together
Video: James Franco stays in shape with a run through Los Angeles with his girlfriend Isabel PakzadJames Franco and girlfriend Isabel Pakzad go for a run together amid quarantines and social distancing. Franco has a large smile on his face running with his headphones on.
AXIS Insurance Names Michael Carr Head of U.S. Excess & Surplus Property
PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--AXIS Insurance, a division of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (“AXIS Capital”) (NYSE:AXS), announced today that Michael Carr has been named the Head of U.S. In this role, Mr. Carr will be responsible for developing and executing AXIS Insurance’s E&S Property underwriting strategy and achieving profitable growth along with quality and diversification of its underwriting portfolio. Mr. Carr reports into Carlton Maner, CEO of AXIS Insurance’s U.S. Division, and is based in the Company’s Alpharetta, Georgia, office. Prior to that, Mr. Carr was the Atlanta Regional Property Manager for Max Specialty and Crum & Foster. He has also held various Property underwriting roles at ACE USA and AIG.
Woods and caddie sued by spectator over alleged 2018 incident
FILE PHOTO: Tiger Woods celebrates to win the final round of the Zozo Championship, a PGA Tour event, at Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Japan October 28, 2019, in this photo released by Kyodo. Kyodo/via REUTERS(Reuters) - A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Tiger Woods and his caddie Joe LaCava alleging he sustained injuries after LaCava shoved him when he tried to take a selfie with the golfer in the background at a tournament in 2018. Both the agent and spokesman for 15-times major champion Woods did not immediately respond to Reuters when asked to comment. LaCava could not be reached for comment. The lawsuit says United States Golf Association rules state golfers are responsible for their caddie’s actions during a round and that Woods “failed in his duty as he freely allowed” LaCava to negligently use force.
Biden vs. Trump: General election battle is now set
Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump this fall, the former vice president's place on the general election ballot cemented Wednesday by Bernie Sanders' decision to end his campaign. Biden likely won’t secure the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination until June. But without any Democratic rivals left, a general election campaign that will almost certainly be the most expensive and among the nastiest in U.S. history is underway. But we are ready for the general election. “I’m confident because Joe Biden's values reflect the values of the majority of the American people that we can win."
Teamworks Raises $25 Million in Series C Round Led by Delta-v Capital
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--Teamworks, the leading athlete engagement platform for collegiate and professional organizations, today announced it has raised $25 million in Series C funding led by Delta-v Capital. The round includes participation from new investors Afia Capital, a private investment platform backed by professional athletes, and Stadia Ventures, a global sports innovation hub for entrepreneurs, industry partners and investors. Returning investors participating in the round include General Catalyst, Seaport Capital, DUMAC, Steve Pagliuca and Reggie Love. “Now more than ever, we’re seeing how Teamworks empowers organizations to be successful, throughout any circumstances. About Delta-v CapitalDelta-v Capital is a leading provider of both liquidity solutions and growth equity to private technology companies and their shareholders.
Mother creates a rotating 'sushi train' in her own HOME using a children's Christmas train set
An Australian mother has brought the magic of her favourite conveyor belt sushi restaurant into her home by ordering Japanese takeout and arranging the boxes on top of a children's Christmas train set. Among them was Sushi Train, a popular chain of Japanese sushi bars where customers choose food from a rotating conveyor belt running around the dining table. Devoted diner Vicki Thomas brought the concept into her Brisbane home by ordering takeaway sashimi, lettuce wraps and sushi rolls and placing the boxes on top of an Aldi train set she bought for her kids last Christmas. 'Sushi Train is the first place we'll be going to when this is all over,' one Melbourne woman said. Restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs across Australia remain closed as the country continues its fight to control the spread of coronavirus.
The Latest: India identifies, seals coronavirus hot spots
A boy cover his face with t-shirt as he receives a free food packet during coronavirus lockdown in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. TOP OF THE HOUR— India identifies, seals coronavirus hot spots as cases rise— South Korea’s top central banker expects slow, but positive economic growth. The sealing of hot spots came as the number of confirmed cases in India crossed the 5,000 mark, with 166 deaths, according to India’s Health Ministry. ___Follow AP news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at and
Premier League clubs to get advance payments over COVID-19: the Times
(Reuters) - English Premier League clubs will receive some of the prize money due at the end of the season in advance to help them get through the cash crunch caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Times has reported citing sources familiar with the matter. Some of the funds that would normally be based on merit payments, which vary according to the final league table positions, would be released to clubs early, the report said, along with a portion of their ‘facilities fees’. Facility fees are paid to clubs each time their matches are televised live. The advances would range from several million pounds for clubs at the bottom of the table to more than 20 million pounds for those at the top, the sources said. The Premier League has already received its broadcast revenue for the season from domestic and overseas rights holders although a portion of that may have to be refunded if the remainder of the season cannot be completed, the report said.
Barnes & Noble Education Survey Reveals College Student Preparedness Split: Technically Ready for Online Learning, But Emotionally Unsure
While most college students feel they have the tools they need to move online, they remain anxious about their own skills in managing their learning in an off-campus environment. Previous experience with online learning appears to be a key factor in preparedness – students who have taken an online class previously are more likely to feel prepared (70% vs. 30%). In addition to using digital learning platforms to view lectures, surveyed students are planning to use a suite of digital tools to continue their education online. Frequent check-ins between professors and students can play a crucial role in maximizing online learning,” said Malat. BrownSenior Vice President,Corporate Communications and Public Affairscbrown@bned.com908-991-2967KEYWORD: NEW JERSEY UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICAINDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY OTHER EDUCATION INTERNET CONTINUING UNIVERSITY RETAIL EDUCATION ONLINE RETAILSOURCE: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
Married At First Sight: Mark Scrivens on small business struggles amid COVID-19 pandemic
Married At First Sight's Mark Scrivens has praised the Australian Government for their support of small business owners amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The 42-year-old is operating his livelihood, Freelancer cafe in St Kilda, Melbourne, on reduced hours and as a takeaway only, but says the situation could be worse. Still open: Mark, 42, is operating his livelihood, Freelancer cafe in Melbourne, on reduced hours and as a takeaway only, but says the situation isn't all bad. He later took over Freelancer cafe after the show wrappedFormer personal trainer Mark took over Freelancer Cafe on Wellington Street in St Kilda in 2019, which had been a dream of his for a long time. He previously revealed his stint on Married At First Sight in 2019 and 92,000 Instagram followers had helped boost business and bring in customers.
The Five Best Sitcoms To Watch on NOW TV
7 seasons, 138 episodesBased on Tina Fey's own experiences as the head writer of the legendary US sketch show Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock was a knowing, clever, witty sitcom that poked fun at pretty much everything, delivering its barrage of jokes and references at a bouncy, near-manic pace. I've recently started rewatching the show and it kicks off strong, machine-gunning you with gags from the very beginning as it drops the electric energy of Tracy Jordan on you, capped off with Alec Baldwin's incredible one-liner delivery. This show is just so, so, so good. Why you'll love it: Alec Baldwin's one-liners hit hard, like 'You look terrible, and I once watched you eat oysters while you had a cold' and 'Good God, Lemon, your breath! When did you find time to eat a diaper you found on the beach?'
Japanese carmakers cut off pay to 32,000 in North America
Japan’s three biggest automakers are poised to add almost 32,000 people to the unprecedented ranks of North American workers seeking unemployment benefits. Tesla Inc. and BMW AG have also announced plans within the past day to furlough untold numbers of American workers. Toyota is extending the shutdown of its North American vehicle and parts factories a third time, citing the coronavirus outbreak and weak demand. RELATED STORIES Japanese carmakers plan to put 20,000 on temporary leave with partial pay to deal with virusToyota will continue to pay full-time production workers, though the company is asking them to either use two paid-time-off days during the longer shutdown, or forgo two days of pay. Toyota has also idled factories in Europe and curbed production in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.
Mini Refrigerator Market Value to Surpass US$ 1.8 Bn by 2029; Sales Continue to Dwindle in View of Raging COVID-19 Pandemic: Future Market Insights
Mini Refrigerator Market Value to Surpass US$ 1.8 Bn by 2029; Sales Continue to Dwindle in View of Raging COVID-19 Pandemic: Future Market InsightsPress release content from ACCESSWIRE. DUBAI, UAE / ACCESSWIRE / April 8, 2020 / The global mini refrigerator market will cross a value pool of US$ 1.8 Bn by the end of the forecast period in 2029. “Unique features associated with mini refrigerators including efficient cooling, portability, and higher capacities support the global mini refrigerator market,” reveals the FMI report. Also find a detailed market segmentation on Structure Analysis - Mini Refrigerator MarketThe competition landscape of mini refrigerator market remains competitive and concentrated. About Future Market Insights (FMI)Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading provider of market intelligence and consulting services, serving clients in over 150 countries.
Hasbro to Webcast First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it will webcast its first quarter 2020 earnings conference call on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, following the release of Hasbro’s financial results. Certain financial and statistical information included in the webcast, such as information required by Regulation G, will be available at the time of the webcast on Hasbro’s Investor Relations website at . The webcast and the accompanying presentation slides will be available to investors and the media on Hasbro’s Investor Relations home page at . Through its global entertainment studio eOne, Hasbro is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. © 2020 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Real Matters Issues Operations Update and Shares Latest Mortgage Market Data
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--Real Matters Inc. (“Real Matters” or the “Company”) (TSX: REAL), today issued the following statement, providing an update on its operations and sharing the latest mortgage market data:Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (“MBA”) announced that mortgage applications were down 17.5% week-over-week, and up 44.7% year-over-year. Real Matters has a strong balance sheet with more than US$80 million in cash as of December 31, 2019, and we have no debt. Established in 2004, Real Matters has offices in Buffalo (NY), Denver (CO), Middletown (RI), and Markham (ON). Real Matters is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol REAL. View source version on Lyne Beauregard FisherVice President, Investor Relations and MarketingReal Matterslfisher@realmatters.com416.994.5930KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADAINDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCESOURCE: Real Matters Inc.
Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas finalizing deal to become Bulls top executive, sources say
The Chicago Bulls are finalizing a deal to make Nuggets General Manager Arturas Karnisovas their new executive VP of basketball operations on Wednesday night, two league sources confirmed to the Denver Post. Prior to that, he worked in the NBA’s league office where he focused on identifying and developing international talent. What that means for the Nuggets, who now have a vacancy at general manager, remains to be seen. Assuming the Nuggets keep the job in house, assistant general manager Calvin Booth would likely be a viable candidate. Karnisovas’ international and Olympic playing experience, coupled with his extensive professional experience around the NBA, made him a natural candidate for the Bulls’ opening.
Exelixis to Webcast Virtual Fireside Chat as Part of the Needham Healthcare Conference on April 15, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference has been converted to a virtual event. To access the webcast link, log onto and proceed to the News & Events / Event Calendar page under the Investors & Media heading. About ExelixisFounded in 1994, Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXEL) is a commercially successful, oncology-focused biotechnology company that strives to accelerate the discovery, development and commercialization of new medicines for difficult-to-treat cancers. For more information about Exelixis, please visit , follow @ExelixisInc on Twitter or like Exelixis, Inc. on Facebook. Exelixis, the Exelixis logo, CABOMETYX, COMETRIQ and COTELLIC are registered U.S. trademarks.
CARTOON: Bye, bye Bernie
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Charles and Camilla on their 15th anniversary: the royal couple who earned their happiness
And as they celebrate 15 years of marriage, nothing could sum up the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall better. The royal couple, who have spent the last two weeks isolating separately in their Scottish house after Charles caught coronavirus, have been reunited just in time for their wedding anniversary. For a new generation, too young to have known Princess Diana, the story of Prince Charles and Camilla is one of true love thwarted by duty but rekindled in later life. It was quite a moment really.”Charles and Camilla on their wedding day, in 2005 Credit : EPAPublic opinion did shift. She puts a spring in his step and a twinkle in his eye.” In 2020, few would begrudge Charles and Camilla their lasting happiness.
RPM Reports Results for Fiscal 2020 Third Quarter
MEDINA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM), a world leader in specialty coatings, sealants and building materials, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2020 third quarter ended February 29, 2020. The third quarter included restructuring-related charges and acquisition expenses of $16.3 million during fiscal 2020 and $20.1 million in fiscal 2019. Excluding these charges, fiscal 2020 adjusted EBIT increased to $6.0 million compared to an adjusted EBIT loss of $0.3 million reported during the year-ago period. Adjusted EBIT, which excludes these charges, was $17.5 million in the fiscal 2020 third quarter, compared to adjusted EBIT of $20.2 million in fiscal 2019. Excluding these charges, fiscal 2020 adjusted EBIT increased 36.5% to $154.8 million from adjusted EBIT of $113.4 million reported during the year-ago period.
Can I be evicted during coronavirus pandemic in Australia?
Consumer researcher Graham Cooke, from, said the pandemic is creating a 'tenant's market' in Australia's major cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Mr Cooke said the outlook is improving for lease-hunters, with rents expected to drop by up to 10 to 20 per cent. 'We're already seeing a lot of short term rental properties coming onto the long-term rental market after Airbnbs were declared illegal. Mr Cooke said it's a 'tenants' market' at the moment as the rental market is flooded with supply. Mr Cooke said the rental market was already stagnant before the coronavirus led to shutdowns and job losses across vast swathes of the Australian economy.
Outside of the spotlight, coronavirus spreads through rural America
Rachel Maddow looks at how the coronavirus is spreading to rural areas of the United States where smaller populations do not necessarily mean greater safety and where hospital resources can be more challenging.
Fleet Managers Partner With TTN Fleet Solutions for Decontamination Services During COVID-19
Many companies across the industry, therefore, are pivoting service offerings to meet these unforeseen safety needs. For example, Ten-West Environmental , a Platinum Premier Provider in TTN Fleet Solutions network, now offers decontamination and disinfection services. To determine the cleaning protocol for each facility or asset, Ten-West Environment has designated three levels of COVID-19 contamination. A customer that is deemed Level 1 has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, so the cleaning done is purely precautionary. To enact Level 3 cleaning protocol, at least one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed inside the property.
Video: Jennifer Garner and children take the dog for a walk in masks
Video: Jennifer Garner goes on a walk with daughter Seraphina and son Samuel amid California's coronavirus lockdownJennifer Garner and her children take the dog for a walk in masks Jennifer made. The family listen to music on a phone as they stroll through the gorgeous neighborhood.
Premier League footballers launch fund for NHS charities
REUTERS/Andrew CouldridgeLONDON (Reuters) - Premier League footballers, facing pressure to accept wage cuts during the coronavirus outbreak, have launched a fund to raise money for National Health Service (NHS) charities to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak. With the Premier League at a standstill, the players have been criticised in the British media over the last week for resisting calls from the clubs to accept wage deferrals and cuts to reduce wage bills. The players union, however, questioned the call for a 30% player wage reduction, saying it would reduce tax revenue for Britain’s NHS. The union said that the players wanted to ensure their contributions supported the clubs they play for, non-playing staff, lower league clubs and the NHS. “We can confirm that after extensive conversations between a huge number of players from all Premier League clubs, we have created our own collective player initiative, #PlayersTogether,” said the statement.
Wuhan Celebrates End of Lockdown With Light Show, but Faces Tough Road
Electric Scooters: Israel’s Two-Wheeled Solution to Traffic and SabbathElectric-scooter rental companies are hitting speed bumps in the U.S. over safety and other concerns. But in Tel Aviv, one in 10 residents has rented a Bird e-scooter, and the city appears to be embracing them. WSJ’s Jason Bellini takes a look at the challenges and potential lessons of the e-scooter craze.
Irene Hirano, head of U.S.-Japan Council and wife of late Sen. Inouye, dies age 71 after extended illness
Irene Hirano, head of the U.S.-Japan Council and widow of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, died Tuesday in Los Angeles following an extended illness, the council said Wednesday. Born in Los Angeles, she was also president and founding CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in the city, a position she held for 20 years. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Americans of Japanese ancestry. She was president of the U.S.-Japan Council, a nonprofit group based in Washington that organizes exchange programs to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations, since its inception in 2008. Her husband, a Japanese-American Democrat from Hawaii and a World War II veteran, died in 2012 at the age of 88.
The Health & Beauty Spa Industry in South Africa, 2020 - Featuring Profiles of 25 Companies Including Mangwanani, Amani, Africology Imbalie, Sorbet, Mount Nelson, and One & Only Amongst Others - Resea
The Health & Beauty Spa Industry in South Africa, 2020 - Featuring Profiles of 25 Companies Including Mangwanani, Amani, Africology Imbalie, Sorbet, Mount Nelson, and One & Only Amongst Others - ResearchAndMarkets.comDUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--The “Health and Beauty Spa Industry in South Africa 2020” report has been added to’s offering. This report focuses on the Health and Beauty Spa Industry including the latest trends and developments and factors that influence the sector. There are profiles of 25 companies including national chains and franchises such as Mangwanani, Amani, Africology Imbalie and Sorbet. The Health and Beauty Spa Industry: Spending on spa products and services had been growing in line with a growing middle class, booming wellness tourism industry and interest in healthy living and stress reduction. As an industry that comes into direct, close contact with the public, the spa industry will experience significant losses, even after the virus is contained, as customers may continue to exercise social distancing.
Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Coronavirus Fears: Live Coverage
In the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus publicly emerged in December, the end to a monthslong lockdown has residents taking baby steps toward some version of normality. In Italy, where the virus has killed more than 17,000 people, a delayed but committed resolve to stay inside has greatly decreased the rate of contagion. But epidemiologists say such early indications, while promising, must not be interpreted to mean that all will be well by summer’s first days. The U.S. death toll, now growing by well over a thousand a day, has continued to mount with no sign of abating soon. And although President Trump tweeted on Monday about a light at the end of a tunnel, scientists say it will be a very, very long one.
Honest John: how the car finance crisis is being fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic
At the beginning of the deal, the car is given a Guaranteed Future Value (GFV). Where all of this come unstuck is when, in order to make monthly payments appear more tempting, manufacturer finance houses placed unrealistically high GFVs on the cars. The manufacturers, finance houses and dealers are then stuck with cars that owe them far more than can possibly be realised. But, even worse for the manufacturers, finance houses and dealers are having large numbers of cars returned with very little market for them; people simply aren’t buying. The manufacturer finance houses will also consider extending the period of time for the buyer to pay off the debt.
Doc on Trump's push of malaria drug for COVID-19: 'Show me the data'
Dr. Wayne Riley of SUNY's Downstate Health Sciences University reacts to Trump using the White House briefing room podium to suggest untested treatments to the coronavirus.
OPEC, allies consider output cut after price crash
The talks between OPEC and its allies including Russia (OPEC+) along with key non-members is seen as the best chance to provide some much-needed support to prices, which are wallowing around two-decade lows. Last week US President Donald Trump claimed Russia and Saudi Arabia would step back from their stand-off and agree to slash output. Oil prices have slumped since the beginning of the year as the COVID-19 pandemic sends the planet into lockdown and brings the global economy to a virtual standstill. That is roughly equivalent to what Saudi Arabia and Russia both produced each day in February, according to OPEC data. - Output cutbacks need consensus -"Saudi Arabia and Russia have been extremely clear that they will cut production if -- and only if -- other major oil producers join in as well," said SEB oil analyst, Bjarne Schieldrop.
Global coronavirus cases near 1.5m as fresh WHO row erupts
Global cases of Covid-19 approached 1.5 million, as both the US and the UK recorded their deadliest day yet in the pandemic, and a fresh World Health Organization row erupted. China reported a slight increase in new coronavirus cases for the second straight day, as the number of infections involving incoming overseas travellers hit a two-week high. The National Health Commission reported 63 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, up from 62 a day earlier. Of those, 61 were overseas arrivals, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in China to 81,865. The northernmost province of Heilongjiang reported 87 imported cases, including 84 from Russia.
Japan sets aside ¥243.5 billion to help firms shift production out of China
Japan has earmarked ¥243.5 billion of its record economic support package to help manufacturers shift production out of China as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts supply chains between the major trading partners. The extra budget, compiled to offset the devastating effects of the pandemic, includes ¥220 billion for companies shifting production back to Japan and ¥23.5 billion for those seeking to move production to other countries, according to details posted online. "There will be something of a shift,” said Shinichi Seki, an economist at the Japan Research Institute. Seki said some Japanese manufacturers in China that were focused on exports were already considering moving out. In another step welcomed in Japan, China declared Avigan, an anti-viral drug produced by Fujifilm Holdings Corp., to be an effective treatment for the coronavirus, even though it has yet to be approved for that use by the Japanese.
North America Injectable Drug Delivery Market (2018 to 2023) - Segmented by Type, Application, and Geography -
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--The “North America Injectable Drug Delivery Market - Segmented by Type, Application, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)” report has been added to’s offering. The North American injectable drug delivery technology market is expected to register a CAGR of over 13% during the forecast period of 2018-2023. Injectable drug delivery technologies allow the transport of drugs formulated in liquid form and facilitate the rapid transport of the drug into the body. Injuries and infections due to needles are acting as a major restraint for the global injectable drug delivery technology market. Therefore with the increasing injuries and the infections caused by needles, there is reluctance among people to use injections, hampering the growth of the injectable drug delivery technology market.
India Elevator and Escalator Market (2019 to 2025) - Market Forecast by Types, by Applications, by Services and Competitive Landscape -
India Elevator and Escalator Market (2019 to 2025) - Market Forecast by Types, by Applications, by Services and Competitive Landscape - ResearchAndMarkets.comPress release content from Business Wire. DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--The “India Elevator and Escalator Market (2019-2025): Market Forecast by Types, by Applications, by Services, and Competitive Landscape” report has been added to’s offering. According to this research, the India elevator and escalator market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during 2019-2025. Key Highlights of the ReportIndia Elevator and Escalator Market Size and Historical Data of India Elevator and Escalator Market Revenues & Volume for the Period 2015-2018India Elevator and Escalator Market Forecast of Revenues & Volume until 2025Historical data & Forecast of India Elevator and Escalator Market Revenues, By Types, Applications and Services for the Period 2015-2025FHistorical data & Forecast of India Elevator Market Revenues & Volume for the Period 2015-2025FHistorical data & Forecast of India Escalator Market Revenues & Volume for the Period 2015-2025FHistorical data & Forecast of India Elevator Market Revenues, By Types, Applications and Services for the Period 2015-2025FHistorical data & Forecast of India Escalator Market Revenues, By Types, Applications and Services for the Period 2015-2025FHistorical data & Forecast of India Elevator and Escalator Regional Market Revenues for the Period 2015-2025FMarket Drivers, Restraints and TrendsIndia Elevator and Escalator Market Trends and Industry Life CyclePorter’s Five Force AnalysisMarket Opportunity AssessmentMarket Share, By PlayersCompetitive BenchmarkingCompany ProfilesKey Strategic RecommendationsKey Topics Covered:1 Executive Summary2 Introduction2.1 Report Description2.2 Key Highlights2.3 Market Scope & Segmentation2.4 Research Methodology2.5 Assumptions3 India Elevator and Escalator Market Overview3.1 India Country Indicators3.2 India Elevator &
Airbnb to challenge Rightmove and Zoopla with move into long-term rentals
Airbnb has signalled an intention challenge listings sites such as Rightmove and Zoopla for the traditional letting market as it races to rescue its business from the global travel shutdown. The move is likely intended to prevent its hosts from defecting to the long-term rental markets en masse in order to salvage their income and avoid defaulting on their mortgages. Analysis by the estate agent Savills suggests that London's Airbnb hosts are rapidly converting their property into long-term lets, while Airbnb itself reportedly expects more than half of its income for this year to be wiped out. Airbnb changed the short-term rental market and now the longer-term stays market is ripe for a makeover. The platform they have is perfectly suitable for long-term rental."
Track world championships rescheduled for July 2022
The first major domino tipped in the wake of the Olympic postponement on Wednesday when track leaders rescheduled next year's world championships for July 2022, setting up a busy summer for a sport that would normally be taking a breather. "This will be a bonanza for athletics fans around the world,” World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said. Swimming is still looking into other dates for its 2021 world championships, originally set to begin in Fukuoka in July of next year. The International Gymnastics Federation still plans to hold its 2021 world championships in October. The Olympics and world championships have occasionally been held in the same year in the past, including 1992 and 1996.
Qantas engineer who slapped a flight attendant on the bottom is sacked
A Qantas engineer has been sacked after slapping a female flight attendant on the bottom before take off. Luke Sikalias lost his claim for unfair dismissal at the Fair Work Commission after an incident before a flight from Melbourne to Sydney in May 2018. The father-of-two left the flight, before being recalled onto the plane due to a mechanical issue he said he caused so he could ask the flight attendant on a date. Mr Sikalias had another incident with the flight attendant in November 2018 where he again slapped her on the bottom, saying he meant to touch her back. He claimed he was professional at work, while the flight attendant had complained to other staff about his behaviour, though no one saw any misconduct.
Trump Says He May Withhold Funding From the World Health Organization
Electric Scooters: Israel’s Two-Wheeled Solution to Traffic and SabbathElectric-scooter rental companies are hitting speed bumps in the U.S. over safety and other concerns. But in Tel Aviv, one in 10 residents has rented a Bird e-scooter, and the city appears to be embracing them. WSJ’s Jason Bellini takes a look at the challenges and potential lessons of the e-scooter craze.
Kosmos Energy Successfully Completes Reserve Based Lending Facility Re-determination and Provides Operational Update
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--Kosmos Energy (NYSE/LSE: KOS) (“Kosmos” or the “Company”) announced today that it has successfully completed the re-determination of its reserve based lending credit facility (“RBL”). As an ethical and transparent company, Kosmos is committed to doing things the right way. When used in this press release, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “will” or other similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
BroadbandTV Unveils Advertising Program to Support Companies Focused on COVID-19 Relief
BBTV is committing a percentage of client advertising spend to companies that are providing support and relief to those impacted by COVID-19. “ We all play a role in this world and we need to support COVID-19 efforts however we can. “We are also specifically supporting our ecosystem by providing the COVID-19 Brand and Advertising Agency Program to companies like WELL Health Technologies that are working to combat COVID-19 on the frontlines. “For marketers, we simplify the process of meeting their campaign objectives with contextually relevant brand-safe video content,” comments Doug Johnson, VP Brand Partnerships and Ad Sales, BroadbandTV. WELL’s overarching objective is to empower doctors to provide the best and most advanced care possible while leveraging the latest trends in digital health.
Nikki Haley, in op-ed, says coronavirus response mainly governors' responsibility, not Trump's
Responsibility for combating the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. lies mainly with governors and not President Trump, former U.S. "The federal government can provide crucial resources, but the burden is on the governor and her team to distribute them. But Haley countered: “America is better served when presidents respect the diversity of states instead of dictating uniform solutions." CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEShe lashed out against China's influence in the WHO again Wednesday evening during an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity." Last month, Haley resigned from Boeing’s board of directors out of "philosophical principle" when the company requested federal assistance during the crisis.
Japon: Incertitude élevée pour l'économie à cause du virus, selon Kuroda
Une incertitude "extrêmement élevée" entoure les perspectives de l'économie japonaise alors que l'épidémie de coronavirus pèse sur la production et la consommation, a déclaré jeudi le gouverneur de la Banque du Japon Haruhiko Kuroda. Si les mesures agressives décidées par les banques centrales à travers le monde ont quelque peu apaisé les tensions des marchés financiers, les pressions sur le financement des entreprises se sont accentuées, a déclaré Haruhiko Kuroda. La confiance des industriels a décliné au premier trimestre à un plus bas de 7 ans, selon l’enquête “tankan” de la BoJ. Reuters a appris de sources au fait de la question que la BoJ devrait prévoir, lors de sa réunion de politique monétaire à la fin du mois, une contraction de la troisième économie mondiale cette année, une annonce rare. En marge de la déclaration de l’état d’urgence, le gouvernement japonais a présenté un plan de soutien à l’activité de près de 1.000 milliards d’euros.
SKIDATA: Frictionless Parking Promotes Public Health
SKIDATA, the leading provider of parking technology, urges parking owners, operators, and business owners with parking assets to look to frictionless parking to protect their staff and patrons, and promote public health. “Frictionless parking was developed as a driver amenity, to make parking more convenient,” said Chris McKenty, SKIDATA Vice President. “No one foresaw that it could also promote public health, but that’s exactly what it’s doing. And those who don’t should look into expanding their current equipment into frictionless technology suites.”Frictionless parking suites combine several parking technologies, including Parking Access & Revenue Control Systems (PARCS), License Plate Recognition (LPR), and parking guidance technology to provide a completely touch-free parking experience. The new reality of parking is that we need to eliminate as many common touchpoints as possible, and frictionless parking can be an important part of a parking public health strategy.”About SKIDATASKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management.
Trump's economic dilemma sharpens as Biden gets set for 2020 race
(CNN) President Donald Trump finally has his 2020 election opponent, but he's missing the crucial asset on which he anchored his bid for a second term: a roaring economy. The next snapshot of the economic disaster will become clear with a new round of data on initial unemployment claims on Thursday. Trump has long predicted that the economy will go back up like a "rocket" when it emerges from its suspended state. A new CNN/SSRS poll published on Wednesday suggests Trump's exposure on the issue. Singapore has introduced a new lock down, after its initial victory over the virus was undercut by a second wave of infections.
Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Daily Death Toll Hits Record High
Ratner Cos., one of the largest hair-salon companies in the U.S., has been sued for failing to pay many of its employees for their final week of work after shutting down its Hair Cuttery and other salons last month in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Ratner announced in an April 3 video to staff that the company didn’t have funds to make its April 7 payroll. The Vienna, Va., company had borrowed funds to make its previous payroll payments on March 24, President Phil Horvath said. He said the company intended to pay staff once it secured additional funds. Ratner has more than 700 locations across several salon brands, employing thousands of stylists.
Koronavírus: újabb nyolc beteg hunyt el Magyarországon
Meghalt újabb nyolc beteg Magyarországon - közölték a kormányzati oldalon csütörtök reggel, így már 66-an haltak meg a koronavírus-járvány következményei miatt. Közben újabb magyar állampolgároknál mutatták ki az új koronavírus-fert?zést (COVID-19), ezzel 980 f?re n?tt a hazánkban beazonosított fert?zöttek száma. A szerdán elhunyt nyolc beteg többségében id?s ember volt, de egyiküket mindössze 48 éves korában érte a halál. Magyarországon szombatig van érvényben a kijárási korlátozás, a magyar kormány csütörtökön hirdeti ki, milyen további lépéseket tesznek az új koronavírus terjedésének csökkentése érdekében. Álláspontja szerint a kijárási korlátozásokat még legalább egy hónapig fenn kell tartani.
If death toll is under 100,000, will Trump call it a win?
In fact, it's the opposite," said Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator. Sign up to receive The 1600 Get our inside look at the White House and goings on in the Donald Trump administration. A majority, 52%, say they disapprove of the way Trump is handling the coronavirus outbreak, and 45% approve. However, more voters selected Trump (44%) as a better leader during the crisis than former Vice President Joe Biden (36%). Apart from the coronavirus crisis, Trump remains a habitual blame-tosser on any number of subjects.
Diary of a Pandemic: Sabor Latin Street Grill
Coronavirus Diary of a Pandemic: Sabor Latin Street Grill April 08, 2020 06:09 PMMiriam and Dalton Espaillat of Raydal Hospitality, the ownership group behind Sabor Latin Street Grill and Three Amigos Mexican Grill, share their experiences during the pandemic and what they are doing during the stay-at-home coronavirus ban.
Delaware Funds® by Macquarie Municipal Income Funds Announce Dividends
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--Today, the following three municipal income funds, all closed-end management investment companies, declare their monthly income dividends: Delaware Investments Colorado Municipal Income Fund, Inc.; Delaware Investments National Municipal Income Fund; and Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. (together, the “Funds”). The investment objective of Delaware Investments Colorado Municipal Income Fund, Inc. and Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. is to provide current income exempt from federal income tax and from the personal income tax of its state, if any, consistent with the preservation of capital. The investment objective of Delaware Investments National Municipal Income Fund is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax consistent with the preservation of capital. Macquarie Investment Management is supported by the resources of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), a global provider of asset management, investment, banking, financial and advisory services. Macquarie Group refers to Macquarie Group Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.
With Pa. mired in coronavirus crisis, state lawmakers bicker about business shutdown but find no agreement
“In fact, there are very few industries outside of retail (which would also see large exemptions) that wouldn’t be able to make an argument that they could open under this legislation,” Levine wrote. “While the governor and I are as eager as anyone to begin getting people back to work, doing so prematurely will only increase the spread of the virus, further lengthening associated economic challenges, while also placing more lives at risk.”
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The cluster effect: how social gatherings were rocket fuel for coronavirus
A small cluster of coronavirus cases had broken out in the unfortunately named Contamines ski resort in the Alps, but most coronavirus cases were still confined to China. It was only after the congregation at the Porte Ouverte had dispersed and several worshippers tested positive for the coronavirus that concerns were raised. By 8 March, around 100 coronavirus cases had been linked to the church prayer week. As a result, 110 people were quarantined, dozens of whom tested positive for coronavirus. Days after arriving back in Vietnam, she developed a cough and tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the country’s “patient 17”.
Rep. Porter, Sara Nelson propose idea to keep more workers employed
Rep. Katie Porter tells Lawrence O’Donnell that she’s happy to support “the Nelson plan” – a plan negotiated by Sara Nelson that secured payroll grants to the airline industry that protects workers. They argue the $500 billion to corporations should follow that model that Sara Nelson says “can be applied to all Americans so that we can keep the paychecks going, keep people in their jobs connected to their health care.”
Demand for telemedicine has exploded in the UK as doctors adapt to the coronavirus crisis
Dr. Mandip Thiara was surprised at how swiftly U.K. health start-up AccuRx was able to set him and his colleagues up with its new remote video consultation software. The Watford, England-based family doctor said such technology had been talked about in his field for at least four years. "It's just funny how, when we're in a crisis situation, over the course of 24 hours they can press a button and turn this thing on for us," Thiara told CNBC. One of the biggest obstacles is that the health system is driven by "risk, not opportunity," according to AccuRx CEO Jacob Haddad. That the health system "is going to collapse" due to the surge in demand, Haddad told CNBC.
Gold rises slightly on weak dollar amid hopes of pandemic peak
(Reuters) - Gold prices inched higher on Thursday on a weak dollar amid improving risk sentiment on hopes that the novel coronavirus pandemic is nearing a peak. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin/File PhotoSpot gold rose 0.1% to $1,647.94 per ounce by 0312 GMT, having hit a four-week high of $1,671.40 on Tuesday. Crude oil futures rose on expectations that the world’s largest oil producers would agree to cut production amid a coronavirus-driven collapse in demand. Reflecting appetite for bullion, holdings in SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, continued to rise. Palladium rose 0.1% to $2,176.73 per ounce, while platinum gained 0.1% to $730.15 per ounce, having touched a more than three-week high on Wednesday.
NY Gov. Cuomo on coronavirus: Why do the poorest pay the highest price?
Speaking on the COVID-19 outbreak, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reacts to large scale disasters and reflects on those who tend to pay the highest price. congresswoman Donna Edwards joins to discuss.
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WINNER goes on hiatus after new 3rd album 'Remember'
The album "Remember" will hit local music stores at 6 p.m., led by the title track of the same name. The release came one week after Jinwoo, one of the four WINNER members, started his mandatory military service, temporarily leaving the band. Only the remaining three members will join to promote the new album, and after that, the band will enter into a temporary hiatus, according to YG Entertainment. The new album's title track, "Remember," composed and written by member Mino, is the band's bid for fans to remember WINNER during the hiatus. Despite the band's hiatus, the three members will continue to pursue their solo careers, YG said.
Canadian housing starts slide in March as coronavirus dampens construction
FILE PHOTO: A row of houses stand in a newly built subdivision in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada, January 30, 2018. Picture taken January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Mark BlinchTORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian housing starts fell 7.3% in March compared with the previous month in a sign that the coronavirus outbreak began to impact residential construction activity, data from the national housing agency showed on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate of housing starts fell to 195,174 units from a revised 210,574 units in February, with groundbreaking decreasing on multiple unit homes, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) said. Economists had expected starts to fall to 180,000.
Herend preserves Hungarian porcelain-making tradition
HEREND, Hungary — A slender, dark-haired Hungarian woman seated on a stool inside the Herend Porcelain Manufactory dipped her dainty brush in paint and raised its whisker-fine bristles to a translucent porcelain plate. Soon, an intricate motif of blue flowers entwined with leafy vines appeared on what would become a pricey piece of Herend porcelain. Tucked away in a remote hallway of the 16th-century baronial mansion is the exclusive Herend suite, where guests stay amid Herend porcelain antiques painted with the red-and-brown Hedervary colors. Flapping banners initially drew us into the Herend Porcelain Museum, a trove of exquisite plates, graceful figurines, and vessels of all shapes and sizes. AdvertisementAfter feasting our eyes on this princely porcelain, we indulged in cappuccino and scrumptious chocolate pastry served, naturally, on elegant Herend plates in the oak-paneled Apicius Café.
Hundreds of inmates at Washington state correctional facility reportedly threaten to start fires, take hostages
Authorities in Washington state responded late Wednesday to reports that hundreds of inmates at the Monroe Correctional Facility were threatening to start fires and take correctional officers hostage, reports said. The situation is reportedly unfolding and it's not clear what started the disruption. The Seattle Times reported that inmates and their families have raised concerns about the living conditions after six prisoners at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. The Washington State Patrol told Q13 News that there was a “major disturbance” at the facility and the situation is still unfolding. The Times reported that it was in touch with two inmates at the facility.
Coronavirus derails southern Europe's clean-up from the last crisis
MILAN/ATHENS/LONDON (Reuters) - This year was meant to mark a turning point for Greek and Italian banks as they finally laid the ghosts of the financial crisis to rest. Italian banks especially face a torrid time as they have the highest exposure to small businesses in Europe, including already struggling firms that may slide into default in the harsh recession expected to follow the pandemic. “The three terms of the equation have to hold together: the banks, the economy and the sustainability of public debt. Italian bad debt industry veteran Giovanni Bossi estimated the price of loans without collateral could slump 20% to 40%. But Greece must also contend with a scarcity of data needed to price and rate bad debts correctly, as it was only just being amassed when the market froze.
Married At First Sight's Ines Basic reveals she was SUICIDAL on the show
And on Wednesday, former MAFS star Ines Basic spoke further about her struggles with mental health while filming the show. Married At First Sight's Ines Basic revealed this week that she was SUICIDAL on the showInes appeared on the controversial dating experiment last year, and 'married' Bronson Norrish. 'During filming my mental health was deteriorating,' Ines told Hit Mid North Coast's Krysti & Bodge. Familiar face: Ines appeared on the controversial dating experiment last year and 'married' Bronson Norrish (right)Last month, Ines revealed that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Backlash: Last month, Ines revealed that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
PGTI Provides Business Update Related to COVID-19
“However, the uncertain economic environment related to the COVID-19 pandemic limits our ability to forecast the remainder of the year, and therefore we are withdrawing our full-year 2020 guidance. About PGT Innovations, Inc.PGT Innovations manufactures and supplies premium windows and doors. PGT Innovations creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of the markets it serves and a drive to develop category-defining products. PGT Innovations is also the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, holds the leadership position in its primary markets, and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index. The PGT Innovations’ family of brands include CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows & Doors, WinDoor®, Western Window Systems®, CGI Commercial®, Eze-Breeze® and NewSouth Window Solutions®.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson is 'sitting up in bed'
VideoBoris Johnson has been "sitting up in bed" and engaging with hospital staff as he continues to be treated for coronavirus. The prime minister spent a second night in intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital in London. Speaking at the Downing Street press briefing, Chancellor Rishi Sunak paid tribute to his friend Mr Johnson adding his condition was a reminder the virus was "indiscriminate".
As China lifts restrictions, here's where its people want to travel
"Domestic travel is the first step toward recovery. According to, roughly 61% of Chinese travelers surveyed indicated that they would feel ready to travel again by August. While shorter domestic trips may kick start the travel resurgence in China, international travel is likely not too far behind. Indeed, a renewed desire to travel within China signals a return to the status quo, rather than a dramatic shift in travel habits. "I think this clientele will choose short domestic trips at first, as well as regional outbound trips."
Jennifer Garner goes on a walk with daughter Seraphina and son Samuel amid California's lockdown
Jennifer Garner stepped out of her quarantine to take a stroll with son Samuel, 8, and daughter Seraphina, 11, and their pup around their Los Angeles' neighborhood on Wednesday. The 47-year-old Golden Globe winner, who also shares 14-year-old Violet with her ex-husband Ben Affleck, wore a cloth face mask and a navy fleece zip-up for her dog walk. While enjoying the fresh air, the actress' children also wore protective gear amid the Center for Disease Control recommendation for all Americans to cover their faces in public. His ex-wife is reportedly hesitant about introducing the Cuban actress to the children too quickly, which Ben is 'understanding' of. So far, he has agreed to 'work with Jennifer to prepare the kids' for meeting the Blade Runner 2049 star.
Virus-hit nursing home evacuated as staff stays away
A patient is evacuated from the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riverside, Calif., Wednesday, April 8, 2020. More than 80 patients from a Riverside skilled nursing facility are being evacuated this morning to other healthcare locations throughout Riverside County, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)A patient is evacuated from the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riverside, Calif., Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Only one certified nursing assistant out of 13 scheduled for the shift showed up at the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, health officials said. “Our understanding is some of the staff were worried about their health and did not show up,” Riverside County Public Health spokesman Jose Arballo told KTLA-TV. The California Department of Public Health reported Wednesday more than 1,650 confirmed cases among health care workers around the state.
Letter from Lockdown: I've become the proud owner of a crisis beard
And if it’s 18 months, I’m hoping to achieve the full Dumbledore. But today I can reveal the shocking truth about what 5G masts are really doing to us. 5G masts emit invisible radio waves that cause previously sensible human beings to swallow baseless, unscientific drivel they’ve read on Facebook. I believe the loo rolls there are likely to be especially dangerous. Just leave all the loo rolls there for me to buy, so I can carry out important research on them.
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Coronavirus: Brazil looks to build its own ventilators as China orders fall through
People wear protective masks made by seamstresses of the Vila Novo Sao Lucas favela, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Doctor arrested for attacking teen girls, choking one, apparently for not social distancing
Doctor arrested for attacking teen girls, choking one, apparently for not social distancingThe suspect "without consent ... applied pressure to victim's throat and impeded her breathing," according to a police report.
Talks with Canadian officials expected after US-Mexico deal
Trump is announcing a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump is announcing a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. If not, is it even legal — or politically feasible — for Trump to reach a replacement trade deal with Mexico alone? “We just signed a trade agreement with Mexico, and it’s a terrific agreement for everybody,” the president declared. “It will appear that Mexico caved.”Indeed, Mexico has said it wants Canada included in any new deal to replace NAFTA.
Coronavirus: Students angry at empty rooms rent charge
But in privately run accommodation in Portsmouth, students are being told they must keep paying. She is a resident in Stanhope House, a student housing block managed by Prime Student Living. According to student housing charity, Unipol, about 60 universities in England have agreed to waive rent in university-owned accommodation next term. Much of student accommodation is privately run - and some of these firms are allowing students to stop paying. Private housing providers iQ and Scape are also allowing students to end contracts, with a deadline of 17:00 on Thursday.
MSCI Will Postpone the Implementation Date of the MSCI Kuwait Indexes Reclassification
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Gogglebox stars Matty and Sarah Marie are forced to 'self-isolate' as an extra safety precaution
But Gogglebox Australia producers are making sure to strictly follow government-mandated regulations to keep their cast protected amid the coronovirus pandemic. Wednesday night's episode of the reality series saw stars Matty and Sarah Marie Fahd following new social distancing rules, joining their co-star, Jad Nehmetallah, via video chat. In the footage, new parents Matty and Sarah Marie are sitting in their living room while Jad appeared on the laptop screen on the chair beside them. Matty and Sarah have been doing their best ensure that they stay protected during the recent pandemic. Australia's Got Talent Home and Away Neighbours Real Housewives of Melbourne The Block The Voice Australia
Safety concerns over vaccine for coronavirus still remain, says expert
While efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine have accelerated, there are still safety concerns, according to the director-general of the International Vaccine Institute. His comments come after Inovio Pharmaceuticals pushed out Phase 1 of clinical human testing this week, making it the second potential COVID-19 vaccine to undergo human testing. The first human trial for coronavirus vaccine started in March, and was developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Let's work as quickly as we can ... to try and test those vaccines, to get proof that the vaccine works, hopefully within 12 to 18 months. As the race to develop a vaccine intensifies, several drugs — from Fujifilm's Avigan to some controversial malaria drugs — have been claimed by some as being helpful in treating COVID-19.
'God sent his angels around me': Ohio woman's coronavirus story began with an earache and ended in a full recovery
The visit triggered a 12-day battle that now defines her life, one that she says is only explainable through faith. A positive coronavirus test: 'They wheeled her back and wouldn’t let me go'The following day, there was more bad news: She was positive for coronavirus. The family’s troubles worsened days later when Curtis’ COVID-19 results came in positive. She survived coronavirus: 'I was spared by a higher power'Inside Jewish’s ICU, Brown said her doctors weren’t making any promises. “The first few days (in the hospital) weren’t looking great, but let me tell you about God,” Brown said, acknowledging her faith.
The First Bancorp Moves to Virtual-Only Annual Shareholder Meeting For 2020
DAMARISCOTTA, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--Today, the Board of Directors of The First Bancorp (Nasdaq: FNLC), parent company of First National Bank, approved procedures and announced that the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders will be held virtually beginning at 11:00 a.m., Eastern time, on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Access to the Meeting: Our Annual Meeting can be accessed virtually at: . To participate (e.g., submit questions and/or vote), shareholders will need the control number provided on their proxy card, voting instruction form or Notice. Only one shareholder per control number can access the meeting. Shareholders must have available the control number provided on their proxy card, voting instruction form or Notice in order to submit questions during the meeting.
Three famous film scenes re-enacted at home
Luckily for Rose, Jack manages to manhandle her onto what appears to be a door, and she’s able to have a lie down while he grips on tightly to the edge of it. It looks like there’s room for two on the back of that big plank of wood for both Jack and Rose. As Leonardo DiCaprio fans the world over have long lamented: it looks like there’s room for two on the back of that big plank of wood. There’s no debate.”What happened when it was re-enacted? Jack didn’t have to die – two people could both fit on the door and just about keep their heads above water.
Video: Peter Dutton warns COVID is 'more serious than people realise'
Video: Peter Dutton warns that coronavirus is 'much more serious than people realise' as he is finally cleared of the deadly diseasePeter Dutton warns that the deadly coronavirus is 'much more serious than people realise' as he is finally cleared of the disease.
Nevada man faces death penalty over rape and murder of teenage family friend
The father of slain teen cowgirl Gabrielle 'Britney' Ujlaky has testified against his daughter's accused killer in a preliminary hearing in Nevada. Nevada cowgirl Gabrielle 'Britney' Ujlaky, 16, was sexually assaulted and murdered on March 8. Her longtime friend Bryce Dickey, 18, has been charged with murder and is now facing the death penaltyUjlaky (pictured) was last seen by her father driving off with Dickey on the afternoon of March 8. The green truck later turned out to be a fabrication,that Dickey used as an attempt to mislead investigators. Ujalky's mother, Alisha Ujlaky told, 'I'm really, really numb, we are hanging in there by the fingernails.'
Federal government stockpile of protective gear nearly drained
The federal government’s stockpile of desperately needed personal protective equipment is almost completely depleted as the coronavirus outbreak continues to intensify in the United States. About 90 percent of the gear — N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and gloves — in the Strategic National Stockpile has been shipped out to states fighting the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents released by the House Oversight Committee Wednesday. The remaining 10 percent of the equipment will be saved for federal response work, a spokesperson at the Department of Health and Human Services said. The federal government has shipped out 7,920 ventilators — including 2,000 to New York City, the country’s COVID-19 epicenter — and another 11.7 million respirator masks. As the stockpile dwindled, Trump began pressing the private industry to ramp up production of badly needed supplies under the Korean War-era Defense Production Act.
Mark Wahlberg shares sweet snap of himself with wife Rhea Durham from when they first started dating
It's a new trend on social media challenging couples to post the first photo of themselves as 'officially' dating. And the latest celebrity to join in is actor Mark Wahlberg. The 48-year-old posted a throwback snap to Instagram on Wednesday of himself with wife Rhea Durham at the start of their relationship in 2001. Social media trend: Mark Wahlberg joined in the #FirstPhotoChallenge on Wednesday by sharing a sweet snap of himself with wife Rhea Durham from when they first started datingIn the sweet photo, Wahlberg is seen planting a kiss on the side of Durham's head as he poses with one arm around her shoulders. '15 days into quarantine now, I'm getting pedicure with manicures and apparently a full make-up,' Wahlberg explained to his social media followers in the Instagram clip.
DC activists team up to feed the needy under lockdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — A line begins forming as a van pulls into the parking lot of a senior living center in Southeast Washington. Organizer Charlie Gussom Jr. advises those waiting to maintain social distancing by standing on every other sidewalk square. And those in line quickly take up the same mantra to organize newcomers: “One square apart, everybody. One square apart!”The group moves quickly and efficiently as each person is handed a bag. When there's no one left in line, the volunteers start going door-to-door inside the senior center, delivering food to elderly shut-ins.
California developer says virus an act of God, sues Exxon over stalled deal
FILE PHOTO: A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes/File PhotoPacific Collective LLC invoked force majeure in its bid to delay an Exxon property acquisition, according to a suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Sometimes referred to as the act of God clause, force majeure is being invoked elsewhere in energy contracts. Pacific Collective invoked force majeure on March 30, a day before the acquisition was to close. The case is Pacific Collective LLC V Exxon Mobil, Los Angeles County Superior Court, No.
Fusionex to Power Up Leading International Corporate Group via AI and Big Data
Through its Big Data Analytics platform, Fusionex will be helping them derive invaluable insights from their data. About FusionexFusionex is an established multi-award winning data technology provider specializing in Analytics, Big Data, IR 4.0, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Gartner’s 2018 report on Modern Analytics and Business Intelligence shortlisted and commended Fusionex’s data technology platform. In addition, Fusionex has been as identified as a Major Player in IDC’s MarketScape Report for Big Data & Analytics. Fusionex is the only ASEAN-based company to be featured in both reports, cementing its credentials in the data technology market for this region.
Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return
Health experts continue to caution Americans to practice social distancing and to avoid returning to their normal activities. President Donald Trump said that while he knows workers are “going stir crazy” at home, he can’t predict when the threat from the virus will wane. ”At some point, he said at his daily briefing, social distancing guidelines will disappear and people will be able to sit together at sports events. Under the new guidelines for essential workers, the CDC recommends that exposed employees take their temperatures before their shifts, wear face masks and practice social distancing at work. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, chimed in with a cautionary tweet from the sidelines, writing: “Social distancing bends the curve and relieves some pressure on our heroic medical professionals.
NFL notebook: Brady talks Patriots departure
Tom Brady realized before the start of last season that it likely was his last ride in New England. FILE PHOTO: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a press conference ahead of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 31, 2019. After 20 seasons and a record six Super Bowl rings with the Patriots, Brady told Stern “it was just time” to move on. “One thing about Tom Brady is it’s understood that he is the GOAT,” Winston said to FOX News. —Ohio State defensive end Chase Young has been contacted by only three teams, NFL Network reported, two weeks before the draft begins.
Allegion Declares Quarterly Dividend
Press release content from Business Wire. Press release content from Business Wire. DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per ordinary share of the company. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and institutions. Allegion had $2.9 billion in revenue in 2019 and sells products in almost 130 countries.
The VIP Lounge with James Develin
We caught up with Develin to talk about all things travel. I eat so much because, you know, you’ve got to let loose a little bit while on vacation. When doing your actual traveling, just try to relax and enjoy it. Everyone is going to have fun and relax on vacation, so take that mentality when traveling. It’s not always [the most fun] part, but you’ve got to try to make the best of it.
InterVision Achieves AWS Migration Competency Status
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--InterVision , a leading IT strategic service provider, announced today it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Migration Competency status. As a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), InterVision’s AWS Cloud Migration Services are designed to support highly complex, large scale migrations including legacy custom enterprise applications, ERP, Linux, Oracle, and MSFT workloads. The AWS Migration Competency comes on the heels of InterVision’s recent announcement of the AWS Managed Services Offering . InterVision continues to increase its focus on cloud services expanding its cloud services expertise by elevating Scott Drossos to Chief Operating Officer and bringing on industry-leading talent, including Mike Shea as AVP, Cloud Services and Mike Moshier as Cloud Alliance Manager. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.
From blocked-off beaches to bench bans: Easter lockdowns around the world
Authorities around the world are preparing to use curfews, roadblocks, travel bans, surveillance technology and threats of fines and arrests to deter people from travelling and congregating over Easter. But for countries and regions where the disease is still spreading, Easter is a cue for further restrictions. AustraliaPolice will use cameras and number-plate recognition technology to monitor traffic and patrol caravan parks and other holiday spots. Police in Rio de Janeiro state are reportedly reinforcing roadblocks to stop tourists hitting the beaches east of Rio. Reporting team: Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, Kim Willsher in Paris, Kate Connolly in Berlin and Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem.
COVID-19 Nationwide Symptom Tracking Solution Released by Data Point of Care
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--Data Point of Care releases COVID-19 Nationwide Symptom Tracking Solution. Consumers access the tracking solution from Get Your Health Record and complete the COVID-19 Health Screening and Social Determinants of Health questionnaire. In early March, Data Point of Care released a COVID-19 high risk analysis of 5-plus million Medicare beneficiaries to their Accountable Care Organization (ACO) clients. Several certified electronic health record (EHR) companies are collaborating with Data Point of Care to deliver this critical data in the EHR at the point of care. View source version on Corporate Contacts:Kris Gates, CEO, Data Point of Caregates@datapointofcare.com480.912.1209David Weideman, Director of Informatics and Business Development, Data Point of Caredavid@datapointofcare.com480.404.6400KEYWORD: ARIZONA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICAINDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASES TECHNOLOGY OTHER HEALTH MANAGED CARE GENERAL HEALTHSOURCE: Data Point of CareCopyright Business Wire 2020.
Renowned Live Event Professionals from the Entertainment Industry Response (EIR) to Provide Emergency Relief Services to Combat COVID-19
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--The Entertainment Industry Response (EIR) is a broad collection of the leading professionals and companies with expertise in entertainment production. We routinely coordinate and execute the manufacture, rental, logistics, transportation, and installation of massive amounts of equipment and temporary structures for events around the world. “EIR is a one-stop-shop for state and local government, hospitals, cities or anyone else who might need the services that we can provide. Tent Hospitals & Compounds: Our temporary structures provide a safe and sanitary space to serve as an extension of the hospital walls. About Entertainment Industry Response (EIR)The Entertainment Industry Response is a collective of entertainment professionals with resources, supplies, and crew to aid local governments in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Oil producers intend to cut 10-15 mn barrels: Kuwait
Kuwait's Oil Minister Khaled Al-Fadhel reportedly said the aim of the huge reduction is to "restore balance to the market and prevent further drops in the prices"Advertising Read moreKuwait City (AFP)Top oil producers meeting later Thursday intend to cut production by between 10 and 15 million barrels per day, Kuwait's Oil Minister Khaled al-Fadhel reportedly said. OPEC, led by leading exporter Saudi Arabia, and other top producers including Russia will meet via video conference later Thursday amid hopes they will agree to cut output to shore up prices. Kuwait, OPEC's fifth largest producer, boosted its output to over three million bpd amid a price war that sent prices crashing. Oil prices extended gains Thursday after Russia, the world's second producer, signalled it was ready to make a big output cut at the OPEC+ meeting. Moscow said Wednesday it is willing to cut output by about 1.6 million barrels a day, Bloomberg News reported.
Outlook on the Global Amplifiers Market to 2030 - Featuring Analog Devices, Bonn Elektronik & Broadcom Limited Among Others -
Outlook on the Global Amplifiers Market to 2030 - Featuring Analog Devices, Bonn Elektronik & Broadcom Limited Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.comPress release content from Business Wire. DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--The “Amplifiers Global Market Report 2020” report has been added to’s offering. The global amplifiers market was worth $1.032 billion in 2019. Amplifiers Global Market Report 2020 from the publisher provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global amplifiers market. The amplifiers market consists of sales of amplifiers and related services that are used in all kinds of audio equipment.
Retour à la croissance de l'économie US au second semestre, déclare Kaplan (Fed)
L'économie américaine se dirige vers un retour à la croissance au second semestre après un net déclin ce trimestre, a déclaré mercredi le président de la Réserve fédérale de Dallas Robert Kaplan. /Photo prise le 9 janvier 2020/REUTERS/ Ann SaphirSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - L’économie américaine se dirige vers un retour à la croissance au second semestre après un net déclin ce trimestre, a déclaré mercredi le président de la Réserve fédérale de Dallas. Robert Kaplan a cependant dit craindre que les consommateurs restent prudents dans leurs achats une fois que la crise sanitaire aura pris fin et que l’économie américaine aura rouvert, citant des préoccupations en matière de santé mais aussi d’emploi et d’épargne. De la prudence des foyers américains dépendra la solidité du rebond de l’économie américaine, dont la croissance pourrait marquer un recul de 4% à 5% en rythme annuel, a-t-il poursuivi. La Réserve fédérale des Etats-Unis (Fed) a déployé une série de mesures inédites pour compenser les effets de l’épidémie de coronavirus et placer l’économie américaine dans une situation plus solide en vue de la fin de l’épidémie.
Swiss financial watchdog welcomes UBS' and Credit Suisse's dividend decisions
BERLIN (Reuters) - Swiss financial watchdog Finma said on Thursday it welcomed a decision by UBS (UBSG.S) and Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) to pay out half of their dividends for 2019 in the fourth quarter of 2020 despite their strong capital decisions. “Finma sees these precautionary measure taken by both institutes as a way to responsibly deal with the great uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis and shareholders’ expectations,” it said in a statement.
Chinese online retailers offer discounts on iPhone 11 as country recovers from coronavirus
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Several Chinese online retailers have offered discounts on Apple Inc’s iPhone 11, Reuters checks on Thursday revealed. A customer touches an Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro Max after it went on sale at the Apple Store in Beijing, China, September 20, 2019. The online store for Suning, a popular Chinese electronics vendor, offers the 64GB version of the iPhone 11 for 4999 yuan ($707.54), a discount of 500 yuan from the price listed on Apple’s official China Website. The 64GB version of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, meanwhile, sells for 7499 yuan ($1,061.38), a discount of 1600 yuan from the price on Apple’s China website. ($1 = 7.0653 Chinese yuan)
Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders to fight virus
The Trump administration has quietly shut down the nation's asylum system for the first time in decades amid coronavirus concerns, largely because holding people in custody is considered too dangerous. The Trump administration has quietly shut down the nation's asylum system for the first time in decades amid coronavirus concerns, largely because holding people in custody is considered too dangerous. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn’t let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter needed asylum, pointing to the coronavirus. The Trump administration has offered little detail on the rules that, unlike its other immigration policies, have yet to be challenged in court. The health risks of holding migrants in crowded spaces like Border Patrol stations is “the touchstone of this order,” Redfield wrote.
Meanwhile, Somewhere In Africa, A Zebra Had An Affair With A Donkey And Gave Birth To A Zonkey!
Meanwhile, Somewhere In Africa, A Zebra Had An Affair With A Donkey And Gave Birth To A Zonkey! Meanwhile, Somewhere In Africa, A Zebra Had An Affair With A Donkey And Gave Birth To A Zonkey! At Sheldrick Wildlife Trust people were in for a surprise when a zebra gave birth to a Zonkey, a zebra and donkey hybrid. A stray zebra that had ventured out of the Tsavo East National Park and into a community bordering the park. COVID -19 708 SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 731 SHARES 1.5 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 2.4 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 201 SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 46.7 K SHARESUsually zebra foals are born with brown and white strips which eventually turn black.
Teen shot and killed near Johnson County Central Resource Library in Overland Park | The Kansas City Star
Crime Teen shot and killed near Johnson County Central Resource Library in Overland Park April 09, 2020 01:03 AMA 19-year-old male was shot and killed just outside of the Johnson County Central Resource Library Wednesday night, April 8, 2020, in Overland Park. The victim's brother witnessed the shooting. The suspect, a man in his 20s, fled the scene.
Video: Mother creates sushi train using a toy train set during isolation
Video: Enjoy a sushi train at HOME: Mum sets up an Aldi train set and loads it with sashimi and fried treats in 'genius' isolation food trickMother creates sushi train using a toy train set during isolation over coronavirus lockdown.
Analysis on Impact of COVID-19-Global Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) Market 2019-2023 | Use of AI Accelerators in Data Centers to Boost Growth | Technavio
Analysis on Impact of COVID-19-Global Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) Market 2019-2023 | Use of AI Accelerators in Data Centers to Boost Growth | TechnavioPress release content from Business Wire. View the full release here: has announced its latest market research report titled Global Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) Market 2019-2023 (Graphic: Business Wire)Technavio suggests three forecast scenarios (optimistic, probable, and pessimistic) considering the impact of COVID-19. Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) Market 2019-2023: SegmentationProgrammable Logic Devices (PLD) Market is segmented as below:Application Communication And Data Processing Industrial Automotive OthersGeographic Landscape APAC EMEA North America South AmericaTo learn more about the global trends impacting the future of market research, download a free sample: Logic Devices (PLD) Market 2019-2023: ScopeTechnavio presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. Our Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) market report covers the following areas:Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) Market SizeProgrammable Logic Devices (PLD) Market TrendsProgrammable Logic Devices (PLD) Market Industry AnalysisThis study identifies increasing partnerships for development of PLD technologies as one of the prime reasons driving the Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) market growth during the next few years. Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) Market 2019-2023: Vendor AnalysisWe provide a detailed analysis of around 25 vendors operating in the Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) market, including some of the vendors such as Intel, Lattice Semiconductor, Microchip Technology, QuickLogic, and Xilinx.
How Wildberries founder Tatyana Bakalchuk became the richest woman in Russia
The e-commerce entrepreneur – who is proudly of Korean heritage – built a US$1.4 billion fortune from the online start-up she launched as an English teacher on maternity leave with just US$700 in the bank
Fed's Powell to update on economy and coronavirus crisis response
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell - one of the key architects of the unprecedented effort underway to shield the U.S. economy from the coronavirus outbreak - may shed more light on the Fed’s assessment of the still-unfolding crisis in a live webcast on Thursday morning. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks to reporters after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in an emergency move designed to shield the world's largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus, during a news conference in Washington, U.S., March 3, 2020. Minutes released Wednesday from the Fed’s March meetings show the U.S. central bank’s officials encountered little disagreement over policy choices as they launched a historic economic rescue plan. Communications are considered a key Fed policy tool, but appearances on nationally broadcast shows have been used only sparingly. The Fed’s response is intended to temper the downturn, but perhaps more importantly to lay the groundwork for a faster recovery.
Un équipage spatial quitte la Terre pour l'ISS en pleine pandémie
Leurs familles et les journalistes n'ont ainsi pas été conviés mercredi à la traditionnelle conférence de presse précédant le départ. "Au lieu de parler à des caméras, nous serions en train de parler à des gens en ce moment", a commenté Chris Cassidy, en évoquant ces échanges qui ont lieu généralement dans la bonne humeur. L'astronaute de 50 ans, qui part pour la troisième fois dans l'espace, a reconnu que l'équipage était "affecté" par ce manque de contacts humains. Ce nouveau modèle, utilisé pour des lancements sans équipage depuis 2004, repose sur un système de commandes digitales et non analogiques comme pour les précédents engins. - Conseils de confinement -L'ISS accueille habituellement six personnes à la fois et comporte un volume habitable de 388 mètres cubes, soit plus qu'une maison de six chambres, selon la Nasa.
Pinpointing Masters moment where Tiger Woods became a legend
That being Woods’ first Masters as a professional (he’d played two as an amateur), it all looked like it might be too much too soon for him. That was the first Masters since 1955 at which Arnold Palmer was not present. “Arnold Palmer was my friend. “But in another way, Arnold made the Masters. What most don’t remember about that Masters was that Norman shot a tournament-record 63 in the Thursday opening round and looked like a runaway train.
Global Product Opportunities During COVID-19 - Featuring, Best Buy, Cult Beauty & Debenhams Among Others -
Global Product Opportunities During COVID-19 - Featuring, Best Buy, Cult Beauty & Debenhams Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.comPress release content from Business Wire. DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--The “Product opportunities during COVID-19” report has been added to’s offering. Use our research to gain insight into how different retailers have promoted better-performing product categories to inform your marketing decisions to increase sales. Summary of Product Opportunities During Covid-193. At Risk Product Categories: Outdoor9.
The sound of icebergs melting: my journey into the Antarctic
Half Moon Island, Antarctica. Photograph: Abbie Trayler-Smith/GreenpeaceThe sound of an iceberg melting The sound of an iceberg melting Sorry your browser does not support audio - but you can download here and listen 00:00:00 00:00:34“That’s the sound of the iceberg melting,” Lewis informed us. Though we humans never hear it above the surface, this is the sound the Antarctic makes every summer. A collapse of the west Antarctic ice sheet is now a serious concern. Elephant seals near a gentoo penguin colony on Livingston Island, South Shetlands.
Argentina: Alertan sobre contagio de covid-19 por personas asintomáticas
Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, jefe de gobierno de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, reiteró el llamado a proteger a las personas mayores que son las más vulnerables al coronavirus y alertó sobre el contagio por personas asintomáticas.
Advertisers shun coronavirus coverage, hastening news media battle for survival
REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoYet advertising revenue has plummeted for many publishers as companies slash marketing budgets and prove reluctant to buy ads against coronavirus coverage for fear of tarnishing their brand. Publishers, advertising agencies and tech firms that help place ads have been trying to persuade brands to rethink, arguing that by eschewing coronavirus coverage, advertisers are losing access to engaged readers. "It is incumbent upon the ad tech and verification industry to ensure that trusted news from reputable sources about Covid-19 is not blocked by safety filters." “Trump” was the most popular blacklist keyword until “coronavirus” overtook it earlier this year, with more than 3,100 advertisers blocking it as of March, according to ad tech firm Integral Ad Science. Some ad tech companies have urged brands to use tools that help stop ads from appearing on some but not all articles pertaining to coronavirus.
Cubans cast aside coronavirus fears to search for scarcer food
HAVANA (Reuters) - From the seafront capital Havana to the foothills of the Sierra Maestra mountains, Cubans are defying fear of the new coronavirus to search for food as global trade disruptions worsen shortages of basic goods on the Caribbean island. People line up to buy food amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Havana, Cuba, April 3, 2020. Now they are intensifying as the pandemic compounds Cuba’s cash crunch and disrupts international trade and food prices. By May, the food situation here will be much worse,” a local agricultural expert said, requesting anonymity due to restrictions on talking with foreign journalists. Luis Enrique Plutin, a farmer working the fields under a hot sun with fellow cooperative members on the outskirts of Havana, was phlegmatic.
Parents Turn Murderers - Angry At Daughter For Meeting Boyfriend, Couple Smothers Her To Death
Parents Turn Murderers - Angry At Daughter For Meeting Boyfriend, Couple Smothers Her To DeathParents Turn Murderers - Angry At Daughter For Meeting Boyfriend, Couple Smothers Her To DeathA couple from Agra was arrested after allegedly killing their daughter and cremating her body to evade capture. Following this, the accused smothered their 15-year-old daughter to death. To hide the incident, Guddu and his wife Nitesh cremated 15-year-old Prabha in a farm field. ShutterstockCOVID -19 1.5 K SHARES 1.1 K SHARES 16.6 K SHARES 103.3 K SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 5.1 K SHARES 201 SHARES 5.3 K SHARES 46.7 K SHARES 731 SHARES 33.5 K SHARES 708 SHARES 2.4 K SHARESThe incident came to light on Tuesday when some of the locals approached the police and informed them about the incident. Guddu, however, was hiding in a stack of hay which was kept in a farm field of the Mohammdabad village.
Live updates: U.S. death toll climbs, but signs emerge that new coronavirus cases may be leveling off
Police in Australia have seized the black box from the Ruby Princess cruise ship, days after launching a criminal investigation into the vessel that has been linked to hundreds of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country. The ship, operated by Carnival Australia, docked in Sydney last month. Thousands of passengers disembarked and cases linked to the ship quickly spread, making the ship the largest known source of infections in Australia. Earlier this week, police in New South Wales announced they would probe how the ship allowed passengers to re-enter the general population. After the probe was announced earlier this week, Carnival Australia said in a statement that it would “in addition to willingly participating in the investigation, Carnival Australia will vigorously respond to any allegations of which there must now be full disclosure and the basis for them."
he mystery man snapping Pip Edwards' self-isolation photos inside her Bondi pad is revealed
Nation founder Pip Edwards is rumoured to be in a relationship with Michael Clarke, following the cricketer's split from wife Kyly. While some of the uploads from the 40-year-old's Bondi pad in Sydney appear to be taken in the mirror, others have clearly been captured by someone else. The mystery man snapping Pip Edwards' self-isolation photos inside her Bondi pad is revealed - and it's NOT rumoured 'boyfriend' Michael ClarkeThe mystery person behind her quarantine uploads is her 13-year-old son, Justice Maximus. Like many Australian children, Justice is self-isolating at home with his mother as educational facilities offer home-schooling options for students. 'Home schooling seems to be more like parent schooling,' Pip joked in a post last month, as her studious son sat at the dining room table on his laptop.
Australia promises aid to coronavirus-alert Pacific as cyclone tears through
Cyclone Harold, a category 5 storm packing winds in excess of 251 km/h, hit Tonga early on Thursday, cutting power and destroying popular holiday resorts. Tonga Police posted images of flattened beachfront resort buildings on its official Twitter page. The storm has already passed through Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands, flattening homes, cutting communication lines and bringing high seas. “We stand ready to provide what further help we can to our Pacific family in whatever ways we can,” she said. “This storm must not compromise our #coronavirus containment, lest we risk damage far more painful than any cyclone,” Bainimarama’s posted on his official Twitter account.
Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 8, 2020
1MXH Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 11-11N-08W; 323 barrels oil per day; 4,211,000 cu-ft gas per day, TD 18,458. 1MH Well; SW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 31-12N-08W; 7,860,000 cu-ft gas per day; 144 barrels oil per day, TD 17,136. 5-3 Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 of 06-02S-02W; 2 barrels oil per day; 15,000 cu-ft gas per day, TD 4,448. 5-2 Well; SE1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 of 06-02S-02W; 2 barrels oil per day; 10,000 cu-ft gas per day, TD 4,415. 1H-17-8 Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 08-14N-15W; 10,538,000 cu-ft gas per day; 30 barrels oil per day, TD 21,725.
Ulta Beauty Provides COVID-19-Related Business Update
Additionally, the CEO has made a personal donation of $500,000 to the Ulta Beauty Associate Relief Program, which is part of the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation. About Ulta BeautyAt Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest U.S. beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. Today, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer offering the complete beauty experience. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin, brow, and make-up services.
Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?
Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been most deadlySince first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. By early spring, Europe had become the worst-affected region, with Italy and Spain particularly hard hit. However, differences in testing mean that the number of cases may be understated for some countries. In Europe most countries have closed schools, and many are in lockdown.
Coronavirus having serious impact on Japan economy: BOJ chief
Haruhiko Kuroda said Thursday that the coronavirus outbreak is having a “serious impact” on the Japanese economy, and that the global economic outlook remains very unclear. Kuroda said COVID-19 has weighed on the country’s economy as exports, output and spending declined, as did the number of inbound tourists to Japan. “The uncertainty over the economic outlook is very high as it remains unclear when the global coronavirus infection will end,” he added. The BOJ decided last month to expand its asset purchase program in a bid to stabilize financial markets by increasing the buying of exchange-traded funds at an annual pace of ¥12 trillion ($110 billion) from ¥6 trillion. At its policy meeting later this month, the BOJ is likely to make a rare projection that the world’s third-largest economy will shrink this year, sources said.
The Latest: India identifies, seals coronavirus hot spots
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___NEW DELHI — Indian authorities have identified and sealed dozens of hot spots in the Indian capital and the neighboring Uttar Pradesh state comprising residential districts to check the rising trajectory of new coronavirus infections. Authorities also made it compulsory for people to wear face masks when stepping outdoors in areas not covered by these restrictions in the two states.
BioLab Sciences to Distribute Rapid Antibody Test for COVID-19
“The rapid antibody test detects the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies from COVID-19 generally available in whole blood, serum or plasma after an infection,” said Carlos Encinas, PhD, Chief Science Officer of BioLab Sciences. However, as of March 16, 2020, the agency issued guidance to allow rapid antibody tests under emergency-use authorization . “We look forward to working closely with healthcare providers and distribution partners to make these tests widely available,” said Jaime Leija, BioLab Sciences’ Chief Commercialization Officer. About BioLab SciencesBioLab Sciences is a regenerative medicine company focused on creating new ways to heal the body and identify health risks. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, BioLab Sciences is uncovering better ways to address orthopedic injuries, wound care, pain management, aesthetic medicine, respiratory ailments, cardiovascular indications, ophthalmic issues, and more.
Ali Larter sports a brace on her 'broken wrist' during an afternoon stroll amid coronavirus lockdown
Ali Larter has been tending to a broken wrist, while in quarantine with husband Hayes MacArthur and their two children. But the 44-year-old actress showed off the extensiveness of her injury on Wednesday, when she strolled around her Brentwood neighborhood sporting an elaborate wrist brace. Larter suited up for her afternoon stroll in a pair of purple athletic leggings and a cropped grey hoodies. Ali was plugged into her earbuds as she enjoyed a dose of fresh air amid the stressful times. Attached to her honest caption was a self portrait that showcased both her insane wrist brace and her makeup-free complexion.
Real Madrid players agree to 10-20 percent wage cut
The club said the exact amount would “depend on the circumstances that may affect the closing of the current 2019/20 sports season.” Club directors have also agreed to a wage cut as have members of its basketball team, it said. The club said the move followed negotiations between the team captains — Sergio Ramos for the senior soccer side — and club directors. La Liga, as with most football around the world, is currently suspended and it is not known when, or even if, the season will re-start. “This decision, taken by players, coaches and employees, avoids traumatic measures that affect the rest of the workers,” said the statement. The Spanish sports daily Marca said that a 10 percent cut would save the club around 50 million euros.
James Franco stays in shape with a run through Los Angeles with his girlfriend Isabel Pakzad
James Franco was spotted going for a jog on Wednesday with his girlfriend Isabel Pakzad. The 41-year-old Oscar nominee and the 27-year-old actress and producer worked up a sweat on the mostly empty streets of Los Angeles. James was dressed casually in a white Saw T-shirt and black shorts, along with black trainers and a black baseball cap. Staying fit: James Franco, 41, was spotted going for a run in Los Angeles on Wednesday with his girlfriend Isabel Pakzad, 27The Deuce star carried his phone in his hand while running, as well as a newly purchased white bottle. Isabel showed off her toned tummy and fit arms in a black Mile High Running Club cropped tank top, short black leggings and black Asics trainers.
MACU emerges as a leader in online education
Most Mid-America Christian University courses are available online. In fact, all of the university’s courses are offered online, and it’s nothing new. MACU helped pioneer online Christian education in Oklahoma more than 20 years ago. Currently, all certificate and degree programs are being offered 100 percent online to ensure student safety amid the COVID-19 crisis. “At MACU, you can choose from more than 140 degree and certificate programs that will set you on the path to achieve your personal and professional goals.
US death toll hits more than 14,800: Country sees a spike of 1,881 deaths in 24 hours
The coronavirus death toll in the United States continued to spike on Wednesday with 1,881 new deaths in 24 hours bringing the national total to 14,831. Tuesday's deaths reached record levels with the highest number of coronavirus deaths registered anywhere in a single day after 1,890 fatalities were reported. Wednesday's smaller death toll came as cities that suffered an early outbreak, such as Seattle, began to report a plateau in new cases. Preliminary data indicates that black people account for 28 percent of the city's death toll, even though they are just 22 percent of the city's population, while Hispanic people are 34 percent of the city's virus death toll and 29 percent of its population. Deaths spiked again in Illinois on Wednesday, with 82 new deaths reported, a 21 percent increase in the state's deaths in 24 hours.
Trump: If under 100,000 Americans die from coronavirus we've done a good job
The president continued to deflect blame over his administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak noting that if less than 100,000 people die in America, then it's a job well done.
Coronavirus: Patient treated on same ward as PM 'thought he wouldn't survive'
"Intensive care is not a fun place to be," he says, "You see people die... it is absolutely horrible. Image: Dave Hunt spent four days in intensive care"I sell software for a living. "I just thought I'm going to be one of those who don't survive." "I heard the head nurse saying: look guys... we've only got nine nurses... and I'm going to say there were about 20 beds (with patients). "They removed the tube which was an horrendous experience... but I still couldn't talk, my throat was swollen.
Judicial debate: Clark County Family Court, Dept. M: Candidates tackle custody battles, domestic violence
Four candidates vying for a seat on the Clark County Family Court bench discussed custody battles within households that endure domestic violence. Four candidates vying for a seat on the Clark County Family Court bench discussed custody battles within households that endure domestic violence. The candidates met via videoconference for a debate hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Debate moderator Steve Sebelius asked the candidates about child custody in cases where domestic violence has been alleged. The debate was among 23 scheduled events for more than 70 candidates in judicial primary races for the Supreme Court, District Court and Family Court.
Singapore extends assessment of digital bank licenses due to virus outbreak
A view of the Monetary Authority of Singapore's headquarters in Singapore June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside/FilesSINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Monetary Authority of Singapore said it has extended the assessment period for approving digital bank licences in the city-state, citing the global escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Successful applicants will be informed in the second half of 2020 instead of June 2020, as originally intended, the central bank said on Thursday.
Video: Rapper Chynna shares multiple videos before untimely passing
Video: Rapper Chynna Rogers passes away suddenly at 25 years of ageRapper Chynna shares multiple videos of her lively personality the day before her untimely passing. Chynna Rogers talks about her album 'music 2 die 2' in the first clip.
Japanese carmakers plan to put 20,000 on temporary leave with partial pay to deal with virus
Around 20,000 domestic workers at three of the nation’s biggest carmakers will be put on temporary leave because of the output suspensions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, company sources say. Nissan Motor Co., Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. have already made adjustments by encouraging some employees to take paid days off. Nissan is in talks with its labor union over a plan that would allow about 4,000 workers to stay home while collecting reduced wages. Mitsubishi Motors is moving to apply a similar system to around 6,500 workers, the sources said Wednesday. Mazda introduced a similar plan late last month for some of its 17,000 plant workers and administrative staff at its headquarters in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Artificial Intelligence Market in The Telecommunication Industry Segmented by Component and Geographic Landscape, 2019-2023 | Technavio
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UBS and Credit Suisse to partially postpone dividend payout
FILE PHOTO: The logos of Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse are seen at branch offices in Basel, Switzerland March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoZURICH (Reuters) - UBS and Credit Suisse have decided to pay out part of their dividend for 2019 later this year after financial markets watchdog FINMA criticised the Swiss banks’ decision to maintain a full payout during the coronavirus crisis. UBS said it would pay out its dividend of $0.73 in two installments, half of it as a regular dividend and the rest as a special dividend - to be separately approved by shareholders on Nov.19 - after the publication of its third-quarter results. The bank is due to report its figures on April 28.Credit Suisse said it was revising its dividend proposal and would, instead of a total dividend 0.2776 Swiss francs per share propose a cash distribution of 0.1388 francs per share. Half would be paid from retained earnings and half out of the capital contribution reserves.
Aero-engine Coating Market 2020-2024 | Focus on Improving Engine Efficiency to Boost Market Growth | Technavio
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 7, 2020--The aero-engine coating market is expected to grow by USD 48.84 million during 2020-2024. Such operational advantages are driving the growth of the global aero-engine coating market. This research report also analyzes other significant trends and market drivers that will influence market growth over 2020-2024. Such investments are providing significant growth opportunities for vendors, which is expected to boost the growth of the aero-engine coating market during the forecast period. The North America region led the aero-engine coating market in 2019, followed by APAC, Europe, MEA, and South America respectively.
Catholic bishops, faith groups urge Trump to back debt relief for poor countries
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and an alliance of faith groups have urged President Donald Trump to champion a moratorium on debt payments for poor countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic that has triggered a global recession. The letter from the Catholic bishops and Jubilee USA Network, a non-profit alliance of religious, development and advocacy groups, comes amid growing concern about the high level of debt of developing countries and emerging market economies. “The current financial crisis threatens U.S. imports and exports from and to the developing world,” the bishops and Jubilee USA wrote. Such a decision could help better assess debt sustainability and vulnerabilities, and, if warranted, trigger a process to restructure debt, the groups told the U.S. president. Lending by Western countries and multilateral institutions slowed after a major round of debt restructuring in 1996, but the Chinese government, banks and companies have dramatically expanded their lending to developing countries since then.
Ask Amy: Mom wonders if boyfriend is too feminine
One reason to use this impersonal terminology would be because many people are known by a different name than is on their death certificate. If your life partner was named "James," but was known to family members by his middle name, "Thomas," referring to him by the wrong name would be upsetting.
Shareholder Alert: Robbins LLP Reminds Investors Tufin Software Technologies Ltd. (TUFN) Sued for Misleading Shareholders
Tufin develops, markets, and sells software-based solutions primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Tufin Software Technologies Ltd. (TUFN) Accused of Inflating its IPO PriceAccording to the complaint, Tufin held its IPO on April 11, 2019, offering its stock at $14.00 per share and raising approximately $107.8 million in capital. Tufin’s stock currently trades at around $8, representing a decline of almost 43% from its IPO price. Tufin Software Technologies Ltd. (TUFN) Shareholders Have Legal OptionsContact us to learn more:Leo Kandinov(800) 350-6003lkandinov@robbinsllp.comShareholder Information FormRobbins LLP is a nationally recognized leader in shareholder rights law. View source version on Leo KandinovRobbins LLP5040 Shoreham PlaceSan Diego, CA 525-3990 or Toll Free (800) 350-6003www.robbinsllp.comKEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ISRAEL MIDDLE EASTINDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICESSOURCE: Robbins LLPCopyright Business Wire 2020.
Brendan Fevola wears his wife Alex's dress from the 2009 Brownlow
The former AFL star, 39, tried on his wife Alex's royal blue gown from the 2009 Brownlow Medal while carrying out household chores on Thursday. Brendan Fevola wore his wife Alex's famous royal blue dress from the 2009 Brownlow while taking out the rubbish in self-isolation on ThursdayHis daughter Lulu sat on the top of the bins for several pictures, as Brendan posed for an impromptu Instagram photo shoot in the middle of a suburban street. Brendan told his 256,000 followers: '2009 Brownlow Dress. Fev wearing the dress Alex wore to the 2009 Brownlow #BinNight #binisolationouting #isolation #stayhome,' the caption read. Brendan wrote on Instagram, '2009 Brownlow Dress.
Quibi, la nueva aplicación para ver series con capítulos cortos
El exjefe de Walt Disney Studios, Jeffrey Katzenberg, está detrás del lanzamiento de Quibi, una nueva aplicación que ofrece series con capítulos cortos de hasta 10 minutos. Al igual que otros servicios por streaming, hay una tarifa mensual, pero el período de prueba es gratuito.
Virgin Islands at odds with Epstein estate over 'broad' liability releases
(Reuters) - Women who say they were abused by deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein should not be required to sign broad liability waivers in order to get payouts from his estate, the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Houses are seen at Little St. James Island, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, near Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File PhotoThe office of Attorney General Denise George said in a statement that the estate was demanding the “broad releases,” which would shield not only the estate but potentially other individuals from legal liability, as part of a proposed victim compensation fund. A spokeswoman for George said people covered by the releases could include anyone linked to Epstein who was involved in trafficking or abusing girls. George’s office has asked the Virgin Islands probate court, which is overseeing the estate, to resolve the dispute.
China seeks to contain 'silent carriers' of coronavirus
REUTERS/Aly SongMainland China reported 63 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, up from 62 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said. Of those, 61 were travellers arriving from overseas, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in China to 81,865. China reported 56 new asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of such cases to 657 since data for such infections were published daily from April 1. The State Council, or Cabinet, on Wednesday published new rules to manage asymptomatic coronavirus carriers, or what some state media described as “silent carriers” of the virus. Under the regulations, medical institutions must report detection of asymptomatic cases within two hours of their discovery.
Germany's coronavirus cases rise by 4,974, deaths by 246: RKI
BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Germany rose by 4,974 in the past 24 hours to 108,202 on Thursday, climbing for the third straight day after four previous days of drops, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed. The reported death toll rose by 246 to 2,107.
Coronavirus fears may free Ghost Ship fire defendant from jail
A man charged with manslaughter in the Ghost Ship blaze that killed 36 partygoers at a firetrap warehouse in the Bay Area may be released from jail because of the coronavirus outbreak, a judge ruled Wednesday. Almena’s attorney, Tony Serra, told the San Jose Mercury News that there is a strong possibility that officials will release his client. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Dec. 2, 2016, fire that broke out during an electronic music party at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland. Eleven cases of COVID-19 have been reported at the Santa Rita Jail. In a report, jail medical staff said Almena’s psychological, physiological and physical health were in jeopardy behind bars, Barrientos said.
Andrew Cuomo threatens to end CNN interview after brother Chris unveils unflattering family photo
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo thoroughly embarrassed his New York governor brother Andrew on the air by pulling up an unflattering family photo from the politician's teenage years. Chris stated that he was staying home for his mother - knowing that Andrew had publicly declared the same thing when he announced the campaign. Chris and Andrew Cuomo engaged in a round of playful sibling banter on Wednesday night during Cuomo Prime Time. The governor pretended to be unable to see the embarrassing snap as he defiantly removed his microphone and said: 'Bye, Chris.' "I'm staying home for these guys," says Cuomo, revealing a vintage Cuomo family photo.
Peter Dutton warns Australians coronavirus is very serious after testing positive
Peter Dutton has warned Australians that the deadly coronavirus is a lot more 'serious than people realise' after coming out of isolation. Speaking to Ray Hadley on 2GB on Thursday morning, Mr Dutton urged everyone to take the disease seriously and said it wouldn't be gone anytime soon. Mr Dutton also said anyone who was planning on breaking social distancing or isolation rules should think twice. Mr Dutton also attended the opening of the new campus at the University of Sunshine Coast where he met with students and staff on March 9. Medical advice said Mr Dutton was only contagious 24 hours before showing symptoms.
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Hong Kong tourism chief pins hopes on recovery starting by July
FILE PHOTO: Tourist and school buses are seen at a parking lot near Kwai Chung Container Terminal, following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hong Kong, China April 1, 2020. The border of Hong Kong reopening, air services resuming, that is the time for us to move on and start our recovery plan.”The tourism sector accounts for about 4.5% of Hong Kong’s gross domestic product and employs around 260,000 people. The drop in tourism helped to send retail sales plunging by a record 44% in February from a year earlier. “We have experience of ups and downs in Hong Kong during different crises. “I would say that survival is important but let’s have faith.”($1 = 7.7517 Hong Kong dollars)
Here are three industries where work still pays
Whilst most industries are making swingeing job cuts or systematically furloughing staff to cope with coronavirus, others are facing the opposite problem: how to recruit sufficient staff, quickly enough, to contend with the unparalleled challenges of a pandemic. When coronavirus panic took hold a few weeks ago, Nicholas Coates, founder director of the Hampshire-based sparkling winemaker Coates & Seeley, was left in an invidious position. His cohort of Romanian workers had “disappeared overnight” with 35,000 vines still to prune. “Vines are naturally quite far apart so it was easy to maintain social distancing,” he says. “They were far more efficient than my usual agency workers,” he says.
DC activists team up to feed the needy under lockdown
Local charity Martha’s Table became the vehicle for the campaign. “There’s been a huge spike in need,” said Gussom, a Martha’s Table staffer. “Food, diapers, toiletries, all types of stuff.”AdvertisingInitially founded as a food pantry, Martha’s Table prioritizes food insecurity and nutrition issues. Martha’s Table, working with a team of local activists and community leaders, made it their full-time mission to respond to the skyrocketing need for food. People need food, and they need it every day.”Andrea Phillips, an unemployed 31-year-old mother, had been a regular visitor to the in-house vegetable market at Martha’s Table.
Salem Media Group and Renaissance Communications Team Up to Promote Video on Demand Platform
CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--Salem Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SALM) has entered into an agreement to have Renaissance Communications represent the video on demand platform to the entertainment industry. Salem Media Group created its on demand video portal in 2019 to expand the reach of Salem’s proprietary video content as well as listener events like last year’s “War for America’s Soul” tour. Learn more about Salem Media Group, Inc. at , Facebook and Twitter @SalemMediaGrp. Learn more about Renaissance Communications at . View source version on Mike ReedSenior Vice President(972) 707-6899KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICAINDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNICATIONS CONSUMER TV AND RADIO GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT RELIGION PUBLISHINGSOURCE: Salem Media GroupCopyright Business Wire 2020.
Les hackers surfent sur les craintes liées au coronavirus
Des agences américaine et britannique de sécurité informatique ont prévenu que les hackers soutenus par des Etats et les autres criminels informatiques profitaient de l'épidémie de coronavirus pour accroître leurs opérations. /Illustration d'archives/REUTERS/Kacper PempelWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Des agences américaine et britannique de sécurité informatique ont prévenu que les hackers soutenus par des Etats et les autres criminels informatiques profitaient de l’épidémie de coronavirus pour accroître leurs opérations. “Les acteurs malveillants utilisent ces temps difficiles pour exploiter et profiter du public et des entreprises”, a déclaré dans un communiqué l’un des dirigeants de la CISA, Bryan Ware. Les deux agences ont averti que les pirates informatiques exploitaient aussi la demande croissante de solutions de télétravail pour distribuer leurs outils malveillants en les décrivant comme des logiciels produits en collaboration avec Zoom et Microsoft. Les hackers ciblent aussi les VPN qui permettent à des salariés d’être reliés au réseau de leur entreprise, ont dit la CISA et le NCSC.
87% Of Shoppers Prefer to Shop in Stores With Touchless or Robust Self-Checkout Options During COVID-19 Pandemic
And 87% of shoppers say they would prefer to shop in stores with touchless or robust self-checkout options. The survey, executed in the U.S., found that more than two-thirds of consumers are now using self-checkout, touchless self-checkout or frictionless micro-markets to pay for groceries, while less than one-third of respondents are ordering groceries online. Survey key findings include:More than 70% of shoppers are using touchless, robust self-checkout options or shopping at frictionless micro-markets, compared to nearly 29% that are shopping online. Self-checkout options remain popular with nearly 75% of shoppers using self-checkout to pay for groceries frequently. “Consumers will look for touchless shopping experiences whenever possible while keeping social distancing rules, especially if another wave of pandemic occurs.
Paralympics rule out going to IOC to solve cash-flow problem
Paralympics rule out going to IOC to solve cash-flow problemTOKYO (AP) — The International Paralympic Committee has a “cash flow” problem, but its president has ruled out going to the International Olympic Committee for help. President Andrew Parsons says he is trying to cut 5% from the budget, which was listed at 24.1 million euros ($26.1 million) in the IPC's 2018 annual report. The cash shortfall stems from the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. “At the moment we are not discussing that with them (IOC)," Parsons said in a teleconference with selected media. “We are trying to solve our issues internally.”
Essential workers exposed to coronavirus should take precautions returning to jobs - CDC head
REUTERS/Marco BelloWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head on Wednesday said essential workers who are asymptomatic after exposure to a confirmed or suspected coronavirus case can return to work, but should wear face masks and take other precautions. CDC Director Robert Redfield, speaking at a White House briefing, described new CDC guidance intended to accelerate the return to work of employees in essential sectors like healthcare. Under the previous guidance, such workers were advised to stay home for 14 days if they were exposed to confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases. The new guidance says that workers who are asymptomatic may return to their jobs if they take their temperatures before doing so and wear face masks as well as practice social distancing on the job, Redfield told a White House briefing. “We want them not to share objects that would be touching their face and we’d like them not to congregate in break rooms, lunch rooms, in crowded places,” he said.
World Bank says sub-Saharan Africa will enter recession in 2020
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The World Bank forecasts the sub-Saharan Africa region’s economic growth for 2020 will contract because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, going into a recession for the first time in 25 years, it said on Thursday. The bank’s Africa’s Pulse report said this year’s growth will be between minus 2.1% to minus 5.1% from 2.4% last year, and that the coronavirus will cost sub-Saharan Africa $37 billion to $79 billion in output losses this year due to trade and value chain disruption, among other factors.
Medical examiner confirms 32 more COVID-19 deaths in Cook County; total surpasses 300
The Cook County medical examiner’s office announced Wednesday that 32 more people had died of causes related to the coronavirus, raising the county’s total to 323. The deaths in Cook County make up nearly 70% of the 462 deaths in Illinois. Earlier Wednesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that the statewide total had risen by 82 people. Additionally, the governor announced over 1,500 new positive COVID-19 cases, pushing the state’s tally over 15,000.
CAP Statement on the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2020--College of American Pathologists (CAP) President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP issued the following statement after the release of the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020 on April 8:“The College of American Pathologists strongly supports Senate legislation to increase the Paycheck Protection Program to ensure small businesses, including pathology practices and laboratories, can financially survive this unprecedented national emergency. Immediate financial relief is crucial for practices that are extremely concerned about their ability to retain current employees and keep their practices operating. As a 501(c)(6) membership organization, the CAP is the only entity representing pathologists with unrestricted advocacy capability and a political action committee, PathPAC. For more information, visit to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care. Read the CAP Annual Report at .
U.S. weekly jobless claims seen hovering near record highs
REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File PhotoThursday’s weekly jobless claims report from the Labor Department, the most timely data on the economy’s health, would strengthen economists’ expectations of job losses of up to 20 million in April. Going by the average forecast, last week’s claims data would bring the cumulative jobless benefits claims to more than 15 million since the week ending March 21. Businesses are also encouraging their lowest paid hourly workers to apply for unemployment benefits to take advantage of an extra $600 per week for up to four months. “This may in turn be part of the reason why jobless claims have soared so rapidly in recent weeks. Instead, it looks for a drop in activity, spread across the economy and lasting more than a few months.
Coach Smith: All Senators recovered from COVID-19
All members of the Ottawa Senators organization who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered fully, coach D.J. Five players and one staff member, none of whom have been identified, tested positive for the coronavirus over the past month. Radio color commentator Gord Wilson also tested positive. According to Smith, all recovered relatively quickly. He added that the positive tests within the Senators’ organization helped the team grasp the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nuverra Announces Cost Reduction Initiatives in Response to Current Market Conditions
Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed to be forward-looking statements, and any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on information available to us as of the date of this press release and our current expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. Future performance cannot be ensured, and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in expectations or otherwise.
New York hospital sends some 'borderline' COVID-19 patients home with oxygen monitors
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some coronavirus patients who would have been admitted into the emergency department at a New York hospital are being sent home with an oxygen-monitoring device as the city’s medical system struggles to reserve resources for only the sickest people. Ambulances are seen lined up outside The Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 8, 2020. An oximeter is a small electronic device that clips onto a fingertip to indirectly measure the oxygen saturation of a patient’s blood. At least two other hospital systems outside of New York unveiled similar new programs using oximeters in late March. Doctors have noticed there can be a worrisome lag in symptoms among some COVID-19 patients, with oxygen saturation dropping for some time before a patient is aware of breathing problems.
Gunman on the loose near Perth as police lock down streets
A man aged in his 20s has been arrested after police cleared streets in Perth's northeast following reports a gunman was at large. The tactical response group was called in and roadblocks were set up on Marella Road and Railway Parade near the Ellenbrook Speedway on Thursday morning. Western Australia Police warned the public to stay away and a few hours later said they had taken a man into custody.
S. Korea finds no genetic mutation in new coronavirus: KCDC
(Yonhap)South Korea's health authorities said Thursday they have not found a genetic mutation in the new coronavirus so far, evidence that they cited to dismiss concerns over possible errors in diagnostic testing. The result came after a genetic analysis of 73 genes from coronavirus patients, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said in a statement. The KCDC said gene mutation could lead to higher infectiousness or toxicity, and could even raise concerns over possible errors in testing. The KCDC said it will publicly disclose details of the analysis to the World Health Organization.
Corte de apelaciones en California desestima caso contra líder de la Luz del Mundo
La defensa legal del líder de la organización religiosa internacional La Luz del Mundo, Naasón Joaquín García, se adjudica un triunfo en los tribunales, luego de que una corte de apelaciones en California desestimara el caso en su contra. Gonzalo Alvarado nos tiene los detalles.
Tips to help kids and adults cope with the uncertainty of coronavirus
Other cities are providing residents with online resources and connecting them to local mental health agencies. Counselors and other mental health professionals offer tips on how to cope with stress, how to speak to your children about the virus and where to get help. Scharlau and other education experts, mental health care providers and health care agencies offer the following tips to cope with stress and anxiety, whether a child or an adult:Maintain some sort of routine to help reduce stress and anxiety. Don’t feel like you have to educate your kids or that they’re falling behind if you’re not providing instruction, she said. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
GE workers call for 2-week shutdown of Lynn plant
Workers at General Electric’s Lynn aviation plant held a lunch-break picket on Wednesday to call for a two-week shutdown of the facility, saying at least seven employees have tested positive for coronavirus. Workers want the plant to be completely sanitized and employees to be paid to self-quarantine during that time to make sure they are not COVID-19 carriers. “We just feel it’s a dangerous situation,” said Adam Kaszynski, president of IUE-CWA Local 201. The company has taken steps to allow for social distancing and made protective equipment available. GE’s health care business also has doubled ventilator production and is on track to double again in June.
City considering $1M coronavirus support fund
The resolution would move unused funding from the City Clerk’s Office to a new “coronavirus community support and recovery fund.” The fund would cover grants and contracts for nonprofits and other organizations that help citizens with food, shelter and other basic needs. Davis said that while the city works on immediate solutions to the current crisis, it must also consider the community’s long-term needs. The city itself has programs and services to help low-income and at-risk populations. Catholic Charities, in turn, gets a portion of its funding from private contributions, which could also suffer. “It will be very difficult, but we’ll make it happen.”Gannon said Catholic Charities will look into the city’s emergency fund program should it be approved.
Dinsey+ passe la barre des 50 millions d'abonnés dans le monde
Disney+ est entrée en scène en novembre en Amérique du Nord, aux Pays-Bas, en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande. Pour quelques dollars ou euros par mois, elle donne accès à des programmes originaux (dont "The Mandalorian", qui se déroule dans l'univers Star Wars), plus de 500 films et des milliers d'épisodes de séries. Ces deux dernières semaines elle a été déployée au Royaume-Uni, en Irlande, en France, en Allemagne, en Italie, en Espagne, en Autriche et en Suisse. En Inde, Disney+ compte 8 millions d'abonnés, acquis depuis la semaine dernière, quand le service y est devenu accessible via la plateforme Hotstar. Netflix reste le leader du secteur avec 167 millions d'abonnés dans le monde début janvier.
¿Podría la telemedicina reemplazar las consultas en persona?
Para evitar el contagio y la propagación del covid-19, ahora los médicos tienen que dar consultas a sus pacientes a través de videoconferencia o por teléfono. Esta ha sido la estrategia que ha usado un doctor en medicina interna en Fresno, California, durante las últimas semanas con sus pacientes, quienes son trabajadores del campo. Gonzalo Alvarado tiene el informe.
The Night of the Hunter remake in development at Universal
Universal Pictures has put a remake of the 1955 film The Night of the Hunter into development, according to Variety. Remake: Universal Pictures has put a remake of the 1955 film The Night of the Hunter into development, according to VarietyThe original novel, which was a national bestseller and a finalist for the 1955 National Book Award, centers on a deadly ex-convict named Harry Powell, who pretends to be a prison chaplain upon his release. No director is attached to The Night of the Hunter remake at this time, though there is no rush since production isn't likely to begin anytime soon. TV movie: The novel was adapted again for the 1991 TV movie Night of the Hunter, starring Richard Chamberlain as PowellThe Night of the Hunter remake writer Orton wrote the 2018 historical thriller Operation Finale starring Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley. The original adaptation of The Night of the Hunter is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.
Coronavirus: bilan inquiétant aux Etats-Unis, la planète en détresse économique
Autre record américain tragique: pour la deuxième journée consécutive, le pays a enregistré près de 2.000 morts liées au Covid-19, le pire bilan quotidien dans le monde depuis le début de la pandémie. A-t-elle trop fait confiance à la Chine au début de l'épidémie? Pour la banque centrale américaine (Fed), l'incertitude liée à la pandémie fait peser un "grave danger sur les perspectives économiques" des Etats-Unis, selon les minutes de sa réunion à la mi-mars. En Grande-Bretagne, un nouveau plafond de 938 morts a été recensé en 24 heures, pour plus de 7.000 en tout. - Assouplissement prématuré -Le confinement commencerait ainsi à porter ses fruits, avec comme effet une diminution de la tension hospitalière, en Espagne, en Italie et en France.
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What you need to know about coronavirus
Health authorities originally said that healthy people generally shouldn’t need to wear masks as protection against the coronavirus. Experts say you should buy extra shelf-stable foods, such as rice, beans and canned goods, so you won’t need to go to the grocery store as often. Health experts note that some viruses, like the flu, peak during the winter and slow down during the summer. Health experts told The New York Times it was unlikely that people were getting re-infected after such a short period of time. For more information about how Johns Hopkins University tracks coronavirus cases, visit the university’s blog post.
Can I see separated parents or move house during lockdown? Your questions answered
Many situations are not explicitly covered by Government guidance, including visits from tradesmen, building work or house moves. A: Parents can still share custody of their children during the lockdown. The official Government guidance states: "Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents' homes." Read more: Custody and coronavirus advice Q: My nursery/childminder is continuing to charge me even though I am keeping my children at home. A: Childcare workers, including nursery staff, are classed as key workers - but only if they care for the children of key workers or vulnerable children.
Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor?
What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor? What are the symptoms this coronavirus causes? In the UK, the NHS advice is now that anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days. In the UK, you should look on the dedicated coronavirus NHS 111 website for information. Many of those who have died had underlying health conditions, which the coronavirus complicated.
Tiger Woods and caddie Joe LaCava sued by Valspar Championship fan
A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against Tiger Woods and his caddie, claiming he suffered injuries from the caddie pushing him out of the way during the Valspar Championship that Woods played two years ago. One says, “I love Tiger, but I don’t like him,” and another voice is heard saying, “He just pushed him. He just shoved him right out of there.”The lawsuit says Borruso went to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Woods played the Valspar Championship for the first time in 2018, a key event in his return from back surgeries. Woods was named as a defendant because he employs LaCava, who previously was the longtime caddie for Fred Couples and began working for Woods in the fall of 2011.
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ICE says it will review cases for release nationwide as the coronavirus spreads at San Diego detention center
There are at least six ICE detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a filing Tuesday from U.S. attorneys in a federal court case in San Diego. In addition to the six ICE detainees, four U.S. One ICE detainee has been hospitalized, according to court filings, and Gilchrist said one CoreCivic employee has been as well. His email specifically lists blood disorders, chronic kidney disease, compromised immune system, endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders, heart disease, lung disease and neurological conditions. Immigration attorneys Kirsten Zittlau and Bashir Ghazialam filed a new federal court case Wednesday to try to free an asylum seeker from Venezuela being held in the J pod.
Coronavirus: Will summer make a difference?
Image copyright Getty ImagesThe idea warmer weather might stop the coronavirus seems to have faded as the virus has spread around the globe. There is some evidence coronavirus cases have particularly clustered around cooler, dryer regions. From this, the researchers observed large peaks in coronavirus cases in the winter, around the same time as flu season. And the large number of cases and their spread across the world suggested we shouldn't be too hopeful of a summer respite. The new coronavirus, called Sars-Cov-2, which causes the Covid-19 disease, appears to spread in basically the same way as other coronaviruses.
Former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is facing charges for allegedly beating his 14-year-old daughter
He pulled away the chair on which she rested her feet and threw it, breaking the chair, she told detectives. It didn't hit her, but he then grabbed her by the shoulders and lifted her from the chair on which she sat. She fell to the floor, and he lifted her up, threw her over his shoulder and carried her to her bedroom.
Today show reporter Brooke Boney discusses growing up poor in housing commissions
She has spoken about growing up 'poor' in a Muswellbrook housing commissions in NSW's Hunter Valley - with her single mother Leonie struggling financially to support her and her five siblings. And Today show host Brooke Boney believes that 'not having very much' during her childhood has somewhat prepared her for COVID-19 lockdowns and potential food shortages. It's prepared me very well for living off two-minute noodles and tea,' Brooke told hosts Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald. In an interview with WHO magazine in November, Brooke confessed she was determined to 'make sure I wasn't poor ever again' after struggling financially while growing up. Taking on the role of the entertainment reporter on Today, she replaced veteran entertainment reporter Richard 'Dickie' Wilkins on the program.
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Coronavirus: Nearly half of people did not know what their partner's job involved before lockdown
Nearly half of working adults did not know what their partner’s job involved until they witnessed them working from home under lockdown, according to a poll. A poll of 1,500 adults currently working from home with their partner found many had only just discovered what their significant other really does for a living. The poll also found that since experiencing the 9-5 working day together, two-fifths of those polled thought their partner's job was demanding and 32 per cent described it as interesting. It was also found that more than one-quarter have struggled to find a balance between work and home conversations. A further 54 per cent realised their partner had a "phone voice" - which 22 per cent described as "posh" and one-fifth found amusing.
Britain doesn't have a deputy prime minster. So here's who's in charge while Boris Johnson is in hospital
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for PMQs at the House of Commons on 25 March, 2020 in London, England. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is currently being treated in intensive care for the coronavirus, leaving him unable to work. Instead, the prime minister asked Dominic Raab, who is the foreign secretary and the first secretary of state, to "deputize" for him. He was then taken to its intensive care unit on Monday evening after his condition deteriorated. However, a number 10 spokesman said Wednesday that the prime minister was "clinically stable" and was responding to treatment after a second night in intensive care.
Sheree Whitfield reveals her mother Thelma Ferguson has been missing for more than two weeks
Shereé Whitfield announced Wednesday that her mother has been missing for more than two weeks. Thelma Ferguson, 77, was last seen by her family on March 23 when she left her home to go to her bank, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Hoping for the best: Shereé Whitfield, 50, revealed Wedneday that her mother Thelma Ferguson, 77, has been missing for more than two weeksShereé posted a beaming closeup of her mother, along with a lengthy caption calling for prayers and outlining the situation. 'If anyone has any information we ask that you please call Sandy Springs police at 770-551-6923 or email the detective handling the missing persons case at She also has no known health issues that might account for her disappearance, said Sandy Springs police Sgt.
Nevada man charged with stealing boxes of surgical masks from VA center
Nevada man charged with stealing boxes of surgical masks from VA centerFederal prosecutors say Peter Lucas, 35, stole at least four boxes each containing 50 surgical masks from the facility in March.
Coronavirus: Ministers to discuss UK lockdown review
The Times reports that political leaders across the UK are preparing to unite to deliver a "stay at home this Easter" campaign. According to new laws, a review of restrictions put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus must happen by 16 April. In Wales, First Minister Mark Drakeford has already confirmed that lockdown measures will stay in place beyond next week, raising expectations this will be the case across the UK. The UK recorded its highest daily rise in the number of patients dying with coronavirus on Wednesday with 938 deaths recorded in UK hospitals in 24 hours. The total number of UK deaths now stands at 7,097, according to the latest Department of Health figures.
Tyler Perry cheers Atlanta Kroger shoppers by paying for their groceries during coronavirus
Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry picked up the grocery tabs at 44 Krogers across metro Atlanta. Said one: “My mom went to Winn Dixie this morning and as she went to check out they told her that Tyler Perry was paying for everyone in the stores groceries!! @tylerperry”Earlier this week, Perry left a big thank you to essential workers in Atlanta. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEThe actor-writer-director created Tyler Perry Studios as a production facility in the city, not only for his television series and film projects but also to provide an alternative to Hollywood. Perry welcomed a who’s who of celebrity talent to usher in the new headquarters for his TV and film studio in Atlanta last year.
What Fox News' silence about 'Diamond & Silk' says about the network
"Diamond & Silk" might not seem like a duo worth your attention, but the pro-Trump sisters command a sizable audience that includes the President of the United States. They are also paid by Fox, where the two have a Fox Nation show. Over the last few weeks, the duo has advanced all sorts of misinformation and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus. They've questioned the death toll. They've questioned whether the virus is being "deliberately spread."
8 in 10 people support electronic wristbands for self-isolators
Nearly 8 in 10 South Koreans agree to the use of electronic wristbands to monitor people under self-quarantine as recently proposed by the government to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, a poll showed Thursday.The poll of 500 adults nationwide, conducted Wednesday by Seoul-based pollster Realmeter, found 77.8 percent supported the proposal of requiring all people subject to two-week self-isolation, including new entrants from abroad, to wear electronic wristbands.Only 16.5 percent opposed the use of such wristbands due to potential human rights violations. The remaining 5.7 percent refused to answer or said they did not have an opinion. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.Support for the use of electronic wristbands was particularly strong among people in their 20s, women, liberals and supporters of the ruling Democratic Party, Realmeter said.Earlier this week, a senior quarantine official said the government is considering the measure to prevent people in self-isolation from going outside, sparking a heated human rights debate.The wristbands, if introduced, would track self-isolators' movements via their mobile phones. The government currently runs a mobile app to monitor people in self-quarantine, but some of them have been caught illegally leaving their self-isolation venues.About 46,600 people, including more than 36,000 international arrivals, are now in self-isolation. South Korea announced 39 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the country's total infections to 10,423.
'Modern Family' finale recap: How the families move on but stay together (Hint: Hugging helps)
Spoiler alert: This contains significant plot points from the "Modern Family" series finale. The three families that make up ABC's "Modern Family" spent 11 seasons clustered in Los Angeles. In Wednesday's one-hour series finale, they spread their wings and moved on to new adventures in places near and far. That shocks Jay, leading Phil to caption the latest mix-up as "adding yet another embarrassing incident to our storied history." Back at the Dunphy home, Phil and Claire forlornly inspect an empty bedroom, taking in the imminent departure of their kids.
LETTER: An uplifting Las Vegas story in these times of uncertainty
I have to stay home and living alone can make a person feel as if they are the last one on Earth. But one day last week at 10 a.m., I heard car horns honking. When I went to look, there were cars with banners, balloons and streamers coming down the street. They were teachers from the school letting the students know they were OK. So, teachers, thank you for making my day and letting me know I am not alone.
Brophy Prep boys tennis persists holding virtual team practices despite abrupt season end
But the Phoenix Brophy College Prep boys tennis team isn't retreating to maintain its excellence on the court. They have breezed to eight Division I state team titles in the past 11 seasons and won 19 total state team championships. Brophy is tied with the Phoenix Xavier College Prep girls tennis team for the most state team titles ever in Arizona high school tennis historyAre you a sports fan? "The thing that tennis players most often struggle with and how I view a successful tennis coach is the mental side of the game. This includes the ITF Junior tournament in Las Vegas which was scheduled for March 14-to 21 but was canceled.
Denver family stays true to Passover traditions, celebrates through computer screen
“The purpose never changes,” Kim Malek said. Wednesday night marked the first night of Passover, and it also marked the first time in years the Maleks had seen their family all together. The family’s Seder ceremony was adjusted to fit the occasion. Across the country, families gathered around their Passover tables to ask a question that comes up every Passover. Our commitment to our faith is stronger than ever.”The temple usually hosts a Seder ceremony with about 300 members of its congregation, Black said.
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Joe Biden bursts from twilight of career onto biggest stage
Best known as the vice president under Barack Obama, he wants Democrats — and maybe wavering Republicans — to feel they can rewind to pre-2016. Elected one of the youngest senators in U.S. history, then vice president for eight years under America’s first black president, Biden is like living history. The accident left his two sons, Joseph “Beau” Biden III, 4, and Robert Hunter Biden, 2, badly injured, and the 30-year-old Biden was sworn in to the Senate beside their hospital beds. With a checkered career as a lawyer and lobbyist, Hunter Biden got a lucrative salary serving on the board of a Ukrainian gas company accused of corruption while Biden was vice president. Hunter Biden, who has admitted to alcohol and drug addiction, was never charged in any crime.
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce backs AOC's primary challenger
Scott Applewhite U.S. Chamber of Commerce backs AOC's primary challengerWASHINGTON — The traditionally conservative U.S. Chamber of Commerce is planning to endorse a primary challenger to progressive icon Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a move that represents a dramatic intervention in a Democratic race. But the Chamber has decided to help Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC anchor who is waging an underdog challenge to Ocasio-Cortez. Her communication skills on jobs and growth will create a clear contrast with AOC,” said Scott Reed, the senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The challenger has tapped several high-profile New York City-based political strategists, including E. O'Brien Murray, Hank Sheinkopf and Doug Schoen. Earlier this year, the Chamber backed Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) against a liberal primary challenger who had Ocasio-Cortez’s backing.
Music for the soul can be enjoyed at home
Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, once said, “Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any other music in the world.”However, with the fear of spreading the deadly coronavirus, many area events such as fiddlers’ conventions, bluegrass festivals and weekly music venues have been canceled or indefinitely postponed. In Asheboro, Tim Moon gives music lessons. Television offers bluegrass music on certain stations. Plus there are numerous books on bluegrass music and its heritage. Listen to bluegrass music, brush up on or learn to play a musical instrument, connect with other music lovers on the internet and/or read up on your favorite musician or band.
Openings, closings, events, and more in the south suburbs
Adding to its four other locations in Massachusetts, Sky Zone will open its newest facility in Kingston this summer. Visitors will be able to play basketball and dodgeball, and take fitness classes — all while managing the bouncing. Families First Parenting Programs Inc. was the chosen nonprofit out of a pool of 25 to receive support from Social Venture Partners Boston, an organization that works with social service groups to help further their cause. “With Social Venture Partners Boston’s help, we will help more families in Massachusetts — and beyond — lay the groundwork for their kids’ bright futures,” said executive director Elizabeth Cohen in an e-mail. The Rochester farm will bring bean sprouts to New England Stop & Shops as part of the local movement.
"Quita la pandemia por favor", fieles venezolanos claman al Nazareno
Otros, en tanto, siguiendo las recomendaciones para evitar la propagación de la pandemia que suma 166 diagnósticos y siete muertes en Venezuela, observaron desde sus casas la procesión y varios miles la siguieron por redes sociales. El vehículo, que fue utilizado por el papa Juan Pablo II en una de sus visitas a Venezuela en los años 1990, fue escoltado por militares en motos. "¡Que el Nazareno de San Pablo nos traiga sanación a Venezuela! Para María Pérez, ama de casa de 66 años, resulta imposible dejar de acudir en Semana Santa a rezar ante el Nazareno, por eso salió, pese a la cuarentena. "Quita la pandemia, por favor", clamó en su cuenta de Twitter Nina (@cari_est), quien siguió el recorrido por esa red social.
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Mexico loosens liquidity rules to help banks through coronavirus
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican financial authorities agreed on Wednesday to apply looser liquidity rules on banks to help them weather the economic and financial turmoil caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the central bank said. The banking liquidity regulation committee agreed banks may register as liquid assets those that had been eligible until Feb. 28, before markets felt the impact of the virus, the central bank said in a joint statement with other authorities. The committee also agreed that information from the month of March could be excluded for the calculation of liquidity reserves that institutions must hold. To avoid imposing an additional burden on financial institutions, the committee decided on temporary exceptions to some corrective measures, the statement said. The committee is chaired by Finance Minister Arturo Herrera, and also includes a handful of top officials drawn from the central bank, the CNBV and the finance ministry.
Thailand needs more cooperation from its citizens to curb coronavirus spread, says deputy prime minister
Despite cooperation from the Thai people, more work is needed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told CNBC's "Street Signs Asia" on Wednesday. Charnvirakul, who's also Thailand's minister for public health, alluded to a study that suggested a need for at least 80% of people in Thailand to practice social distancing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Apart from that, the country has also been sending countrywide messages about the importance of social distancing and restricting entry for non-resident foreigners into Thailand. These efforts have allowed authorities in Thailand to "control the situation to the level (they) want to see." However, at present only 70% of Thais understand and are engaging in social distancing, according to a Bangkok Post report, leaving Thailand still short of the 80% threshold.
Video: Couple celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary at home
Video: The heartwarming video that'll undo the corona blues: Couple renew their vows in isolation at home for their 10th anniversary - as their daughter, 6, steps in as celebrant and son, 8, captures it on filmCouple celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary renew their vows at home - as their daughter, 6, acted as the celebrant and their 'cameraman' son 8, captured the ceremony.
Tourism sector reels from new coronavirus outbreak in February: data
(Yonhap)South Korea's tourism industry took a big hit from the novel coronavirus in February due to a reduction in both inbound and outbound tourism, industry data showed Thursday. Asia's fourth-largest economy registered a tourism deficit of $365.2 million in February, down from $927.6 million the previous month, according to the data from the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute. Revenue from inbound travelers came to $1.24 billion in February, down 20 percent from a month earlier, the data showed. The global tourism industry came to a halt, leading to a tumble in the number of foreign tourists to South Korea and vice versa. South Korea has said it will temporarily suspend visa waiver programs for countries imposing entry bans on Koreans over the new coronavirus as it seeks to stem imported infections.
Microsoft won't release its Surface Neo dual-screen PC later this year
Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, speaks during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City. Microsoft won't be coming out with its Surface Neo dual-screened PC in time for the holiday season as originally planned, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Surface Neo runs Windows 10X, a special version of Windows 10 that could run applications across more than one screen. Now Microsoft has paused development of Windows 10X and is focusing on getting it working well on a single screen, said the person familiar with the discussions. WATCH: Watch CNBC's full interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
WHO chief addresses death threats, racist insults: 'I don't give a damn'
The leader of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Wednesday he's received death threats and racist insults while running the global efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Abuses, or racist comments, giving me names, black or Negro. I'm proud of being black, proud of being Negro," he told reporters on a conference call from the organization's Geneva headquarters on Wednesday. "I don't care, to be honest ... even death threats. Tedros also referenced remarks made by scientists on French TV that Tedros had condemned on Monday as artifacts of a "colonial mentality."
What essential shops are open during the coronavirus lockdown?
However, the publication of a comprehensive list of which stores can remain open for business has failed to dispel the confusion. What essential shops are open? Shops that are exempt from the Government's ban are food retailers, pharmacies, hardware stores, corner shops, petrol stations, shops in hospital, post offices, banks, newsagents, laundrettes and pet shops. The Government said that shops which open in defiance of the ban could be prosecuted by trading standards officers. Michael Gove was forced to intervene after the retailer asked the Government for “confirmation” as to whether it should remain open or not.
Willie Reed: An act of bravery at age 18
Willie Reed (right) testified in the Emmett Till trial. Associated Press/File 1955Willie Reed, who died this month at the age of 76, performed one of the most powerful acts of courage of the Jim Crow era. The truck went to a nearby barn, where Reed heard the sounds of Till being beaten to death by white men. Milam, emerged to ask Reed if he had seen or heard anything. But later, civil rights activists persuaded him to testify against Milam and Roy Bryant, the husband of the supposedly offended woman.
Video: Emily Ratajkowski is 'Lonely' during quarantine with her wine
Video: Emily Ratajkowski catches a flight at JFK with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and dog Colombo amid coronavirus pandemicEmily Ratajkowski is 'Lonely' staying home during quarantine with her glass of wine in hand. Emily films a series of shots of her 'cheering' her fans in a mirror.
Waleed Aly's wife Susan Carland's hilarious response to a racist troll after converting to Islam
And Waleed Aly's wife, Dr Susan Carland, delivered a hilarious and classy response to a racist troll on Wednesday, when she was sent a disgusting message over Instagram. And Waleed Aly's wife, Dr Susan Carland, delivered a hilarious and classy response to a racist troll on Wednesday, when she was sent a disgusting message over InstagramDr Carland swiftly posted her epic response to her Instagram story not long after she received the nasty message. Dr Carland was awarded the 2019 Churchill Fellowship in November. So in love: Dr Carland (right) and Waleed (left) first met when they were just 16 years old. Dr Carland first met Waleed when she was 16 and the pair married in 2002.
Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show
With that discovery, Dr. Bedford and his colleagues took the lead in sequencing coronavirus genomes. “I thought, ‘We need to do this for New York,’” Dr. Heguy said. The coronavirus genomes are also revealing hints of early cross-country travel. While the coronavirus mutations are useful for telling lineages apart, they don’t have any apparent effect on how the virus works. The post Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show appeared first on New York Times.
Police: Man arrested on suspicion of beating man to death in Phoenix supermarket parking lot
(Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Police arrested a Phoenix man Wednesday on suspicion of beating another man to death in a parking lot Sunday, officials said. Officers arrived at the parking lot of Los Altos Ranch Market near 16th and Roosevelt streets Sunday in response to reports of a fight. The injured man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Acosta can be seen walking "deliberately" across the parking lot to where the man was "and assaulting him, causing the victim to fall down," the documents said. Before he died, the injured man told officers he could not remember who assaulted him or why, the documents said.
She got coronavirus at a funeral and died. Her family honored her with a drive-in service
On Wednesday afternoon, five cars filled with grieving members of Wanda DeSelle’s family and friend group rolled into Madera’s Arbor Vitae cemetery. DeSelle died from complications of coronavirus. Advertisement“I was taking care of her,” said Maureena Silva, DeSelle’s daughter. On March 10, her colleagues gathered at her funeral to pay respects to her family and say goodbye. Everett Bradford, a patient of the medical office where Wanda DeSelle worked, attends her funeral.
McGrath outpaces McConnell in fundraising for Kentucky race | Miami Herald
Hours after McConnell’s campaign reported raising nearly $7.5 million in the quarter, McGrath upped the ante. McConnell’s campaign pointed to his leadership role, especially while the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic. “What our numbers show is that voters are fed up with Mitch McConnell continually putting corporate handouts ahead of working people,” McGrath campaign spokesman Terry Sebastian said. #readlocalMcGrath’s fundraising bonanza came while McConnell’s campaign said he was amassing his best three-month fundraising performance since entering the Senate in the mid-1980s. “Kentuckians know that at a time of great consequence, there is no substitute for the proven leadership of Mitch McConnell,” said the senator’s campaign manager, Kevin Golden.
Small consolation: Gas prices below $1, car insurance rebates, fewer traffic deaths
Buy Photo The Marathon and Shell stations at 10 Mile and Ryan in Warren were selling gas for 99 cents Wednesday. On average, Allstate estimates personal auto insurance customers will receive 15% paybacks on their April-May monthly premiums. “Auto insurance companies could receive outsized profits due to COVID-19. “Michigan's auto insurance market is challenging, which includes the upcoming July no-fault reform,” said Chuck Whitelam, chief operating officer of Hershey Insurance, an independent agency based in Troy. Gas was 99 cents there, but at least one other station in the area had it for 10 cents cheaper.
Video: Ian Thorpe explains the 'A G'day A Day' campaign
Video: Touching: Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe reveals how he is staying close to his beloved 90-year-old grandmother during the coronavirus outbreakFormer Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe explains the A G'day A Day campaign launched during the coronavirus pandemic.
Deborah Hutton is caught breaking into a shut-down Sydney beach for a swim during COVID-19 crisis
Sydney's iconic beach culture has been brought to a screeching halt, after local councils banned entry to popular coastal spots amid coronavirus fears. But not even a government-mandated closure could Deborah Hutton from heading out for a swim in Sydney's eastern suburb of Tamarama on Friday. The media personality, 58, was breaking into the fenced-off beach at Mackenzies Bay with a friend, one week after the local council officially closed it off from the public. Deborah Hutton, 58, was caught breaking into a shut-down Sydney beach for a swim at Mackenzies Bay, Sydney, during the COVID-19 crisis last FridayWearing a beach towel across her shoulders, Deborah was seen approaching the metal fence surrounding the area. Dressed for a day in the sun, the former model wore a floaty, blue-and-white kaftan and a pair of white flip-flops.
Augusta community dealing with impact of pushing Masters to November
The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break. That's what makes the Masters special.”Of course, this tradition unlike any other is on hold at the moment. Even that comes with an extra Augusta touch. "During the Masters, we do a month's worth of business," said Clay, who also owns another popular restaurant, Raes Coastal Cafe. It's like running a business with 12 months of expenses but 13 months of revenue.”The Masters has a trickle-down effect on the entire Augusta economy.
Pot stores sue Baker over coronavirus shut down
Charlie Baker, seeking to reverse his decision to shut down recreational weed sales as part of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Baker deemed recreational pot stores “non-essential” in an order last month and extended the order through May 4. While Massachusetts barred recreational sales but allowed medical marijuana sales, other states states such as California and Colorado deemed adult-use sales essential. One remedy suggested in the lawsuit would be to allow only Massachusetts residents with identification to purchase pot at the state’s shops, effectively barring out-of-state patrons. A group of lawmakers separately suggested curbside pickups at the recreational pot stores.
Tractor thief in low-speed chase evades Santa Fe police
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MN churches take financial hit during coronavirus closures. How many are turning to online giving to survive.
Some, especially larger churches, were already using online giving, so the transition has been less stressful. Others who’ve used online giving as a rarely-touted option, have been dusting off the PayPal links and pointing congregants who prefer to pay in cash to this “new” way of giving. Barna Group polled pastors across the U.S. about online giving and found that for some, it’s a new concept altogether. “Last week, we asked church leaders about their strategies for encouraging financial giving,” Botsford said. “Most of those surveyed said they were directing people to existing online giving options they already had set up (38 percent).
Restaurants are transforming into grocery stores because of coronavirus
Strong is not the only restaurateur who has started selling grocery ingredients to customers. With traditional delivery off the table, Hoy started to sell groceries online, with the option for pickup in stores. More grocery storesAs fears surrounding coronavirus transmission in grocery stores mount, bespoke grocery locations may become attractions. Through his grocery business, Strong has been able to buy some of those excess products and sell them to customers. Tucker Sill Mill in Pennsylvania has ordered new fridges and is installing shelves for the grocery business, said Hoy.
Melissa Francis volunteers to 'lead the charge' to receive coronavirus antibody test
Melissa Francis, "Outnumbered" co-host and the host of Fox Business Network's "After The Bell," told "Hannity" Wednesday she wanted to "lead the charge" against coronavirus by donating her blood for an antibody test in an effort to reopen the country's economy. "It has to start with those tests and it has to start with volunteers like myself, people that are willing to get out there and take that antibody test," Francis told host Sean Hannity. I'm a perfect candidate to go in there [and] have the antibody test. THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK STATE-BY-STATE"I would like to do that, Sean," Francis added. And that involves ... that antibody test."
Ali Wentworth recovering from coronavirus at home
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Ali Wentworth is “on the mend” after revealing that she’s “never been sicker” following her coronavirus diagnosis, her friends tell Page Six. The comic and author, 55, has been self-isolating in the New York City home she shares with “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos, 59, and their two teenage daughters. Wentworth is staying by herself in one room of the home to protect her family from the virus. A source told us: “Ali’s on the mend. She soon had a high temperature and achy limbs, and added: “It feels like a really, really horrible flu.”
Dime Xavier: ¿Cuál es la ayuda para los pequeños negocios en EE.UU afectados por el coronavirus?
Mientras miles de negocios y empleados por cuenta propia se suman a la lista de negocios en peligro de extinción por los efectos del coronavirus, Washington aprobó unos US$ 350.000 millones para proveer financiamiento. Pero, no está siendo fácil como parece.
Disney town killer dad 'drugged wife and kids, stabbed them and left them to mummify', autopsy says
The father accused of murdering his family inside their Disney town home allegedly drugged his wife and kids with Benadryl, stabbed them and left their bodies to mummify, the final autopsy has revealed. Megan was stabbed twice in the stomach either before or during her death based on their being blood in her abdomen, the report said. In all three, the autopsy did not point to the stabbings as the clear cause of death. A source close to the investigation said the family man had first suffocated his family members one by one. Todt then went back and stabbed his wife and second son to make sure they were dead.
Novant, Atrium seek 600-bed uptown Charlotte field hospital
Novant Health and Atrium Health are now asking Mecklenburg County to build a 600-bed field hospital in or near uptown Charlotte — not the 3,000-bed hospital previously requested. She urged residents to continue to stay home and follow social distancing guidelines to prevent overwhelming the local hospital systems. Woods said both hospital systems are working to expand hospital capacity after hearing news that state and federal agencies will not provide support for a field hospital. Now, Diorio says the field hospital would need to be located in or near uptown. That’s because Atrium and Novant employees would need to staff the field hospital, Armato said.
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Rep. Porter endorses Joe Biden for president
Rep. Katie Porter tells Lawrence O’Donnell that she’s honored to endorse Joe Biden and says she’s looking forward to hearing his voice during this pandemic: “It’s incredibly important for the American people to have examples of what leadership looks like right now, what effective, honest, trusted leadership looks like and that’s what Joe Biden is.”
Former Nebraska running back pivots to new career in National Guard
Terrell Newby rushed for more than 2,000 yards and scored 22 touchdowns during his career as a running back at Nebraska. He tried to make a career out of football, getting opportunities in the NFL, playing for a short while in the fledgling Alliance of American Football and working out for XFL teams. “I always wanted to do it, but playing football my whole life was my main focus.”So Newby ditched a football uniform for a military one and signed up for the Nebraska National Guard. He'll be off to Fort Benning, Georgia, in July for 10 weeks of basic training, followed by 12 weeks of infantry training and three weeks of airborne training. After playing an important role in the Nebraska ground game in college, he's now looking forward to reaching even greater heights through the air.
As Sanders steps aside, Democrats move to unite behind Biden to beat Trump
With Bernie Sanders stepping away from the presidential campaign, the one-on-one between Trump and Biden has now begun. James Carville and Michael Steele react.
Cuenta DNI, la nueva app de la banca pública en Buenos Aires para la cuarentena
Alberto Fernández y Axel Kicillof presentaron una nueva app para la banca pública de la provincia de Buenos Aires que busca facilitar pagos, transacciones y envíos de dinero de manera digital para los argentinos durante el aislamiento social obligatorio por la pandemia de coronavirus.
Despite hate mail, threats, Hank Aaron 'was never scared.' Behind the scenes when Aaron broke Babe Ruth's HR record
CLOSE What I'm Hearing: While recounting the historic day Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record, Bob Nightengale tells us what Aaron's closest teammates said about being along for the ride. The writer warned Aaron that he’d be the one wearing a red coat when he pulled the trigger. Hank Aaron hits home run #715 to break Babe Ruth's record off Al Downing on April 8, 1974. An autographed picture of Hank Aaron and Dusty Baker. “But as great as Hank Aaron was as a ballplayer, he’s a much better man."
Isles of light! Sun shines through clouds shaped just like Great Britain
A retired NHS worker snapped this uplifting picture of what appears to be silver-lined clouds in the shape of the British Isles. He dashed into the back garden of his home in Higham Ferrers, Northants, and snapped a picture on his iPhone moments before the clouds floated away. 'I said "that's the British Isles in the clouds" and the sun was behind it creating an almost silver-lining on the outside. 'I grabbed my phone and went outside and just had time to take one shot before the clouds moved and the shape was gone. 'As a former NHS worker I understand just how hard the health service staff are working.
Coronavirus : nouveau record de décès aux États-Unis
Avec 1 973 décès liés au Covid-19 mercredi, les États-Unis ont fait part pour la deuxième journée consécutive du pire bilan quotidien mondial. En nombre de cas, les États-Unis restent le pays le plus touché, avec plus de 400 000 contaminations. Cette décision vise à aider à faire rattraper aux États-Unis leur retard dans le dépistage, par rapport à des pays comme la Corée du Sud. "Vous avez beaucoup d'autres moyens de faire vos preuves", a-t-il lancé, appelant Donald Trump à ne pas "jouer avec le feu". L’administration de Donald Trump a engagé de nouvelles discussions avec le Congrès pour débloquer 250 milliards de dollars supplémentaires pour préserver l'emploi.
Coronavirus keeps Massachusetts veteran from getting funeral honors, neighbors respond with their own tribute
The Korean and Vietnam war veteran didn’t receive “Taps” or a flag-folding ceremony at her burial Wednesday morning, but Massachusetts Avenue was lined by those determined to honor her legacy and sacrifice. That’s where the 93-year-old former staff sergeant was buried without honors. She served 12 years in the Air Force and rose the rank of staff sergeant by the Vietnam war era. But the department of Veteran Affairs suspended the rendering of military funeral honors March 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “If only she knew that we were here for her,” said local bike shop owner Rustem Gode, who stood waving a large American flag.
Ex-Ranger Hamilton indicted, accused of beating daughter, 14
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her. A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on Monday. Hamilton's attorneys say the Texas Rangers Hall of Famer is innocent of the charge. His 14-year-old daughter told her mother, Hamilton’s ex-wife, that her father struck her after he became enraged by a comment from her. According to an affidavit by a Keller Police Department detective, Hamilton’s daughter told police that he went on a rampage Sept. 30.
Coronavirus: el hambre de algunos empeora mientras otros tiran miles de litros de leche que no logran vender
Un alto funcionario de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura advierte que el impacto de la pandemia de coronavirus podría agravarse con una crisis alimentaria, especialmente en las comunidades más vulnerables en el mundo.
Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has lagged
Small business owners across the country waited again Wednesday, April 8, to receive loan money under the government’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief program. Small business owners across the country waited again Wednesday, April 8, to receive loan money under the government’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief program. The problems range from the technical to the bureaucratic, although the Small Business Administration says it has corrected those on its end. Here are some questions and answers about the snags the program faces, and what options owners have:WHAT ARE SMALL BUSINESSES SAYING? Small business owners essentially say they’re in limbo.
AP Interview: Garnett talks SuperSonics, Kobe, Hall of Fame
Kevin Garnett always found Seattle to be a difficult place for opponents. He played in 27 games there during his NBA career, leaving the court as a winner only eight times. He remembers those days. And respects them, too. But there was also a surprise: Garnett revealed a deep affinity for Seattle, to the point where he said he'd like to see the NBA return to that city — and said he would bring a team there if he could.
Encuentran a 32 inmigrantes indocumentados dentro de un tráiler en Texas
(Crédito: Patrulla Fronteriza)(CNN Español) – Un total de 32 inmigrantes indocumentados, entre ellos un adolescente, fueron hallados dentro de un tráiler que fue interceptado por agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos al norte de Laredo, según informaron las autoridades en un comunicado. El hallazgo se realizó el 5 de abril cuando perros entrenados de las autoridades migratorias detectaron algo sospechoso durante una inspección a un camión en un punto de revisión de las autoridades fronterizas. Ortiz agregó en el comunicado un mensaje donde expresa : “Esto es explotación humana, así es como los contrabandistas tratan a las personas, esto es un crimen federal”. Las autoridades no indicaron el significado de los números y letras en las prendas de vestir de estas personas. (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) informaron que el conductor era un ciudadano estadounidense.
Barr disappointed by partisan attacks leveled at President Trump, says media on a 'jihad' against hydroxychloroquine
Attorney General William Barr told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday that he was disappointed over the partisan attacks leveled against President Trump during the coronavirus pandemic and blasted reporters for waging a "jihad" to discredit the effectiveness of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. He said before the president mentioned the drug, the media was fair in its coverage but as soon as Trump mentioned it, "the media has been on a jihad to discredit the drug," Barr said. Host Laura Ingraham asked Barr about the possibility of extending the shutdown and its impact on the country. "We cannot keep for a long period of time our economy shut down just on the public health thing. Small businesses that may not be able to come back," Barr said.
LETTER: The Las Vegas homeless and social distancing
Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoThe say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Page 9A had a picture of homeless people waiting to be screened to enter a shelter in the Cashman Center parking lot. Steve Sisolak has been telling us to keep at least a six-foot distance between each other. The official who was organizing this temporary shelter should have told the homeless to keep such a distance. The government does not need to encourage the spread of the virus.
Oregon schools closed through academic year due to virus
Oregon has had more than 1,200 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 38 deaths, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Those students will have until Aug. 31 to improve their grades and graduate with the Class of 2020, he said. District are being urged to work with students and parents to come up with an alternative way to celebrate that fits each community, he said. “I’m certainly concerned about Oregon’s high school graduation rate ... and a want to keep improving on that rate,” she said. The state’s Republican leadership said they were not surprised with the announcement and focused on high school seniors.
Racetrack donates $2M to food banks, charities
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico charities and food banks will share a $2 million donation from the Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino and the Stanley E. Fulton Family Foundation, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this week. The gift is intended to assist New Mexicans in those areas hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis. “In times like these, it is important that we all come together as New Mexicans to help those that are most vulnerable,” said Rick Baugh, general manager of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Mike Fulton, son of the late racetrack founder Stanley Fulton, said his father would be pleased to know that “the foundation he established is following his lead in giving back to this great state.”Lujan Grisham said she was “immensely grateful every single day when I hear stories of generosity and compassion from all across the state as we grapple with this pandemic.”
Jacinda Ardern declares victory over coronavirus and could lift strict lockdown measures
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared her country's lockdown a success after a stunning drop in daily cases to just 29 on Thursday. A fortnight ago, the Kiwi government implemented a near society-wide lockdown, with particularly strong restrictions on business, to combat the spread of COVID-19. 'As we head in to Easter I say thank you to you and your bubble,' Ms Ardern said, warning against complacency. 'You have stayed calm, you've been strong, you've saved lives, and now we need to keep going.' Police are taking extra precautions ahead of the Easter weekend, setting up road checkpoints to check people are travelling for essential reasons (pictured in Warkworth on Thursday)
Eurogrupo sigue en la búsqueda de un plan de rescate por Covid-19
AnunciosLas autoridades de la Unión Europea estiman una contracción para la economía del bloque, producto de la paralización de actividades a raíz del incremento en los contagios por coronavirus, por lo que desde hace varias semanas trabajan para establecer un plan de rescate de medio billón de euros. Según datos de la calificadora de riesgo Moody's, la economía de la Eurozona (países que tienen al euro como moneda única) se contraerá alrededor de 2,2%. La referida agencia en su último informe previo a la crisis, proyectaba un crecimiento de 1,2% para el bloque. En este sentido, Países Bajos ha planteado la necesidad de imponer requisitos específicos a cada estado para evitar el incumplimiento de los pagos. La postura de Ámsterdam, ha generado confrontación con naciones como Francia, que ha calificado como incomprensible la propuesta.
Airlines have removed in-flight magazines to facilitate cleaning. Some may not be back.
“Delta is streamlining its onboard cleaning process by removing nonessential items from seat back pockets, including Sky magazine, until further notice,” said Anthony Black, a Delta spokesman. ADADLast week, MSP Communications and Pace Communications, the publishers of Southwest: The Magazine and Delta Sky Magazine, respectively, shared some disheartening news with their contributors. just a heads up the Delta Sky magazine team (including me) has been laid off and the mag is no more.” Neither MSP nor Pace responded to messages seeking comment. However, representatives from Southwest and Delta said the airlines have not yet determined the fate — or future — of their magazines. (The company publishes magazines for American, United, Singapore Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, among others.)
Ask Amy: Mom wonders if boyfriend is too feminine
Dear Amy: My daughter, "Lauren," is in her early 30s and has had a handful of long-term, serious relationships over the years with young men. After meeting and spending an evening out with them, I can't help but feel he may not be totally heterosexual. Regardless, this is the very definition of “mind your own business.”Dear Amy: I recently lost my life partner of 40 years as well as my last sibling (my beloved sister). If your life partner was named “James,” but was known to family members by his middle name, “Thomas,” referring to him by the wrong name would be upsetting. Dear Amy: A recent response to "Lea, in Santa Cruz, Calif." explored the stigma of adults living with their parents.
Horoscope for Thursday, April 9, 2020
Aries (March 21-April 19)Today you feel sympathetic to others, especially someone less fortunate. If you can use your own resources or combine the resources of others to help a third party, you will. Gemini (May 21-June 20)Things will go well at work; however, please know that whatever you want to get done will flow easily tomorrow morning! Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)Family discussions will go well because people feel mutually sympathetic Being cooped up at home, especially for some busy families, is a challenge! You’re good at this.
English Premier League stars praised for fund to 'help' NHS health service virus fight
The English Premier League trophy in an empty Emirates Stadium. Media report that season may finish without fans.
Economic watchdogs worry of worsening unemployment crisis
Nearly 330,000 people filed for unemployment in the last two weeks of March as the pandemic took hold in Massachusetts and across the US. Massachusetts was the sixth-hardest hit state, federal statistics show. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis economist Miguel Faria-e-Castro predicts national unemployment will hit 52.8 million in June. State leaders have failed so far to outline a plan for how to deal with the shortfall. Charlie Baker on Wednesday said, “In the middle of an economic downturn … I don’t think so.”
Cemex asks staff, executives to take reduced pay as coronavirus hits demand
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Mexican cement company CEMEX is pictured in Monterrey, Mexico March 30, 2017. Cemex said it would also reduce or suspend investments unrelated to the pandemic in addition to trimming inventory in all markets, in line with weaker demand. “Cemex anticipates that construction activity will be impacted for some time in most markets where Cemex operates,” it said. Late last month, Cemex said it would increase its general debt levels and open up lines of credit to tackle the difficulties presented by the spread of coronavirus. The company had previously been waging a campaign to reduce its debt to regain an investment-grade rating.
Coronavirus: #OneMillionClaps appeal aims to raise at least £5m for NHS workers
A new appeal being launched on Thursday aims to raise at least £5m to support NHS workers battling coronavirus. Organised by NHS Charities Together, the #OneMillionClaps appeal aims to inspire at least one million Britons to donate £5 by texting "clap" to 70507 along with a message of support. Britons salute NHS heroesThe appeal will begin on Thursday evening when Britons are again expected to applaud NHS workers from their doorsteps for the third week in a row. Comedian David Walliams has voiced a short film featuring NHS staff to promote the #OneMillionClaps appeal. Messages of support sent with each donation will be forwarded to local NHS charities and sent to the donors' local hospitals.
Air pollution 'harms the memory and thinking of city dwellers', researchers find
Living in a smoggy city could be bad for your memory, a study warns. Those who live in urban areas with high levels of pollution scored lower on thinking and memory tests, and suffered faster cognitive decline, researchers found. Scientists examined the link between air pollution levels and cognitive impairment in two separate studies. Some 6,423 people in New York City were enrolled in either an ageing study looking at dementia in urban environments or a stroke study in city dwellers. However, the stroke study displayed no association between cognitive function and air pollution.
Saudi Arabia announces Yemen cease-fire after calls to stop fighting during coronavirus pandemic
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Saudi officials announced Wednesday a two-week cease-fire against the Houthi rebels in Yemen starting Thursday after the United Nations called for an end to the violence amid the coronavirus pandemic. The U.N.'s suggestion comes as Saudi Arabia grapples with 2,932 cases of coronavirus and 41 deaths. Yemen is one of the few countries that has not reported any cases of COVID-19, but officials worry that the ravaged country could be in serious peril if they are struck by an outbreak of the virus. Congress has tried to suspend the United States' support to the Saudi coalition, but to no avail, as the group continues to bombard Houthi forces, which are supported by Iran.
Self-made billionaire attributes his success to one particular competitive trait
Today, Min-Liang Tan is an undisputed business icon, having built one of the most recognizable brands in global gaming with a suite of services that continues to grow. In fact, they simply wanted to augment their gaming, the enthusiast told CNBC Make It. Ted AljibeHowever, it also sparked the gamers' competitive spirit, which Tan said has been the basis for his continued drive in the 15 years since. Indeed, that gamer mentality is apparent in the brand's slogan "by gamers, for gamers." Min-Liang Tan co-founder and CEO, Razer
The Latest: Australia has lowest increase in 3 weeks
TOP OF THE HOUR— Australia has lowest increase of coronavirus cases in three weeks. — New Zealand records lowest number of new coronavirus cases in nearly three weeks. ___SYDNEY — Australia has recorded its lowest increase in coronavirus cases in more than three weeks. ___WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Halfway through a planned four-week lockdown, New Zealand has recorded its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in nearly three weeks. Mike DeWine says he spoke with mayors Wednesday who continued to express concerns about some churches not following the state health director’s stay-at-home order.
Jobless benefits for some will exceed their wages, thanks to boost from coronavirus relief package
(Though, to be clear, unemployment benefits won’t last a year.) Under the federal stimulus bill, these state-ineligible workers can get temporary federal unemployment insurance, which is paid through state unemployment systems. AdvertisingIf the current package of federal and state benefits seems unusually large, it is. In 2010, during the Great Recession, weekly state benefits payments averaged just $380 and maxed out at $570. After that, unemployed workers will receive just the state benefits, or equivalent federal benefits for workers who don’t qualify for state benefits.
Federal stockpile of protective equipment nearly gone, HHS says
Live Blog / Coronavirus live updates: U.S. deaths near 15,000 as Wuhan lifts lockdownHere are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.
Asia-Pacific stocks mostly gain as coronavirus curve is called the new risk barometer for investors
A boy celebrates the lockdown being lifted in Wuhan, China on April 8, 2020. In Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, more than 2,500 people died of the coronavirus, according to the government. Photo: EPA-EFE
Equinox ducks rent this month, while owner dings rent-dodgers on TV
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Fitness giant Equinox has sent a letter to its landlords saying it won’t pay rent this month, sources told Page Six. But the move comes as a top exec for Equinox’s deep-pocketed owner, Related, which has a $97 billion portfolio, said in a CNBC interview that wealthy tenants should all pay rent during the coronavirus crisis. “I think what’s not OK is when you have large companies, whether it’s retail or corporate, that suddenly send blanket letters to their landlords and say, ‘We’re not going to pay the rent,’” Related CEO Jeff Blau said. A frustrated freelancer alleged on Twitter that the gym owes her $8,000, but she was told after her tweet that she’ll be paid this month. A source told Page Six that freelancers are being paid, and the woman received the letter in error.
Cardinal Dolan says message of Easter, Passover is 'more vivid than ever' during coronavirus pandemic
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that those marking Passover or Easter in unusual circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic should find this weekend to be "a great opportunity." "Some people are saying, 'What a God-awful time to celebrate Passover and Holy Week and Easter,'" Dolan told host Tucker Carlson. THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, STATE-BY-STATE"[Passover] recalls and relives the deliverance that God gave to the Jewish people from desperation and slavery in Egypt into a new life and promise in Israel," Dolan continued. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE"I think that’s more vivid than ever," Dolan said.
238 inmates at Krome ICE detention center exposed to COVID-19
The Krome detention center has placed 238 immigration detainees in quarantine after they were exposed to the coronavirus, the head of the south Miami-Dade facility told a federal judge Wednesday. Each of the detainees have been confirmed to have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Herald also reported that two employees who work at the Krome detention center tested positive for the coronavirus. As of Tuesday afternoon, 19 detainees and seven ICE detention-center employees nationwide have tested positive for the virus. However, those numbers do not reflect the number of third-party contractors who work at ICE facilities who have tested positive for COVID-19, or detainees who are at hospitals with the illness.
Patrick Soon-Shiong offers to buy St. Vincent hospital after attorney general raises objections
AdvertisementBecerra’s opposition to the hospital sale marked the latest twist in the ongoing saga of St. Vincent Medical Center, in the working-class Westlake neighborhood. Verity’s six hospitals were originally owned and operated by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The nonprofit has proposed selling St. Vincent Medical Center to the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation for $135 million. Becerra has the power to review the sale of California nonprofit hospitals, but at issue is whether St. Vincent Medical Center falls under the attorney general’s purview. Amid the ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, state officials moved last month to lease St. Vincent Medical Center for $2.6 million a month to treat COVID-19 patients at the site.
Naomi Campbell is barely recognisable as she walks through airport in hazmat suit
Naomi Campbell has shared a video of herself walking through an airport wearing a face mask and a hazmat suit as she reflects on one month spent in quarantine. Sporting a khaki coat over her suit, the Londoner also wore pink gloves as she held up her camera with a selfie stick. Naomi frequently documents her strict adherence to hygiene on social media and often wears gloves when she travels. Speaking to Cindy, she said: 'I don't think it's ever gonna go back the same, in terms of the hygiene. Naomi encouraged her followers to stay strong during these turbulent times and asked them to try and remain positive.
Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest sets pace
The 2020 Census determines funding for many valuable local programs. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa and Virginia are setting the pace with response rates over 50%. The Census Bureau’s suspension of field operations between mid-March and mid-April due to the spread of the new coronavirus may be affecting response rates. Because the 2010 census only used paper forms, and the schedule was more compressed, a side-by-side comparison of response rates from the two decades is flawed. The 2020 response rates, so far, vary demographically.
Details of the preliminary US-Mexico trade deal, at a glance
On Friday, the Trump administration plans to send Congress a formal notice of the trade agreement. “I like to call this deal the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement,” he said Monday. Second, it gives the United States top billing, which could be interpreted as an affront to Mexicans and Canadians. The proposed deal between Mexico and the United States intensifies pressure on Canada to agree to the same terms. One of the criticisms of the 24 year-old North American Free Trade Agreement was that it no longer applies to the economy as it exists today.
Massachusetts coronavirus guidelines: How officials decide who gets care in crisis
Guidelines on the painstaking decision of which patients get critical care — and which do not — in the event hospital resources are stripped during the coronavirus crisis were issued by health officials, but doctors hope they never have to use them. “If we do have to transition to crisis standards of care, that is an absolute last resort and we are doing everything we can to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said Dr. Joshua Kornbluth, co-chair of the Tufts Medical Center Hospital Ethics Committee. Patients will get a score based on age, major pre-existing conditions and whether they are most likely to survive under intensive care. Patients with the lowest scores will be put into a red color-coded group and be prioritized first. Many states have similar triage guidelines that were shaped by previous mass casualty events such as Hurricane Katrina or 9/11.
Opinion: Coronavirus claims new victims: places and pasts
As times change with new industries, technologies and opportunities, many other relics have been removed from our landscape and our memories. Or they've decayed in front of us as change and neglect forced them to rot back into the earth. The economic and emotional change we typically see in this country is a slow erosion of a town, city or village. For people rooted in the Cumberlands, Youngstowns and Brothersvalleys of this country, these places have value because that rootedness defines them. She reaches the Everyman and Everywoman through shoe-leather journalism, traveling from Main Street to the beltway and all places in between.
Video: Kansas lawmakers overturn rule on mass gatherings to observe Easter
Video: Kansas lawmakers OVERTURN limit on social gatherings so people can head to church on Easter Sunday as state's death toll jumps 40 percent in a dayKansas Governor Laura Kelly expresses her disappointment after learning that lawmakers overturned the rule on mass gatherings so people can observe and celebrate Easter Sunday at churches, despite the fact that...
Taiwanese baseball team will fill fan void in stands with robots
Are robot fans better than no fans at all? Therefore, games will have to be played in empty stadiums, except for the home of one CPBL team. The Rakuten Monkeys announced that the stands for their home games will be partially filled by “robot mannequins” dressed as fans. According to CPBL Stats, a website that covers the league, there will be 500 mannequins placed in the stands. “We went with 500 robot mannequins to comply with the current CDC guideline.”
Coronavirus hospitalizations in Washington state sharply higher than earlier surveys, but officials say curve still flattening
Washington State Hospital Association statistics, current as of April 7, include 664 confirmed and another 331 suspected cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus. These numbers, although higher than the earlier surveys, still roughly track with models showing Washington is flattening the curve of the coronavirus, and that hospitalizations statewide may have peaked. And Sauer, as well as state officials, note that if the COVID-19 patient counts do surge higher, there still is capacity in the Washington hospital system to treat these people. Sauer said that the new Washington reporting system has a much clearer definition of what needs to be reported than the system used to compile the March figures. Are you a COVID-19 patient or do you know one?
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Virus casts a dark cloud over once-thriving home market
BOSTON (AP) — When Rebeka McBride and her husband put their home in Washington state on the market in early March, the coronavirus outbreak was just taking hold in the United States. They managed to hold two open houses and a smattering of private viewings before accepting an offer. But with the U.S. economy now collapsing, the family is less confident about their move to a Minneapolis suburb, where McBride sees brighter job prospects in her field of medical device research. Worse, McBride is suddenly worried about job prospects amid mass layoffs, forcing a reassessment of what she and her husband can afford. “I’m nervous the layoffs and change in economy will cause the bottom to fall out,” said McBride, the mother of a 4-year-old.
Broadway To Remain Closed Until June Because Of Coronavirus
Broadway To Remain Closed Until June Because Of CoronavirusEnlarge this image toggle caption Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesBroadway shut down in March for what it thought would be a month, but with New York at the epicenter of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the New York governor Andrew Cuomo, theaters will now remain shut until at least June 7th. The announcement was made on Wednesday morning by the Broadway League, an organization of theater owners and producers. Broadway brought in $1.8 billion in ticket sales and close to 15 million audience members last season. It's New York's top tourist attraction, bringing in more people than all of the tri-state area's professional sports teams combined. The pandemic's toll has rocked the community with personal losses, among them Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, character actor Mark Blum, and composer Adam Schlesinger.
'Modern Family' turns out the lights with a warm, funny series finale
The following contains spoilers about the "Modern Family" series finale. (CNN) After 11 years of family togetherness, "Modern Family" wrapped up its Emmy-winning run with perhaps the most obvious set-up -- namely, a string of fairly sudden developments that would scatter the extended clan in different directions. The ABC comedy has, admittedly, been running on fumes a bit the past few seasons, a seemingly inevitable byproduct of hanging around this long. So the writers had some work to do in terms of pulling it all together, offering a finale that was worthy of the show's mix of big, broad laughs and tender, family-oriented heart. The Dunphys, meanwhile, were dealing with a not just full but overflowing house, with all of their now-adult kids still living at home.
Statt Eurovison Song Contest 2020 kommt "Europe Shine a Light"
Da der Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in den Niederlanden ausfällt, übernimmt die ARD die EBU-Gemeinschaftssendung «Europe Shine a Light» am 16. Denn 2019 hatte Duncan Laurence mit seinem Song "Arcard" den ESC in Tel Aviv gewonnen. In der Ersatz-Sendung sollen - passend zum Titel "Europe Shine a Light" - alle 41 Interpreten, die dieses Jahr in Rotterdam antreten sollten, gemeinsam den Eurovision-Siegersong von 1997, «Love Shine A Light», von Katrina and the Waves singen. April in ORF 1 die 41 Lieder bewerten, die für den abgesagten ESC in Rotterdam geplant gewesen waren. Sie wählen die besten drei Songs aus, dann bestimmen die Zuschauer aus diesen den ESC-Videosieger 2020.
Video: WHO chief responds to Trump's 'China-centric' criticism
Video: How Australia IGNORED the World Health Organisation and stayed one step ahead on COVID-19 - after the WHO argued against closing the border, refused to call the virus a 'pandemic' and heaped praise on ChinaThe head of the World Health Organization gave a strident defense of his agency's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to US President Donald Trump's criticism and suggestion that Washington could review...
More thank yous to Arizona Daily Star readers for helping us send kids to camp
Our goal is to raise $250,000 and send 650 kids to camp. We have contacted our camp partners and will let readers know as soon as we know how those organizations plan to proceed within the COVID-19 restrictions. Since 1947, the Sportsmen’s Fund has helped pay for 41,794 children to go to camp. We’re one of the oldest 501(c)(3) charities in Arizona and one of the most efficient, with 98 cents of every dollar going to send kids to camp. Your contribution qualifies for the Arizona tax credit of up to $800 for donations to qualifying charitable organizations.
New COVID-19 deaths reported in Clark County as state toll hits 81
New deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Clark County overnight, and the state death toll edged higher to 81, according to new data from local health agencies. Eleven new deaths reported Wednesday by the Southern Nevada Health District brought the total in Clark County to 65. The latest Clark County fatalities reported by the health district apparently already were reflected in the 71 deaths statewide reported late Tuesday by the Nevada Health and Human Services Department. The figure, reported on a municipal website, was up from two confirmed cases reported last week. — The College of Southern Nevada reported two new COVID-19 cases, one involving an instructor and the other a student.
Coronavirus crisis sparks increase in domestic violence in Philadelphia
ResourcesAttorneys from Women's Law Project, Women Against Abuse Legal Center, Philadelphia Legal Assistance and SeniorLAW Center have compiled a comprehensive resource for getting Protection From Abuse orders and filing emergency custody petitions in Philadelphia while the courts are closed. The information is available at can file for these orders from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekends and holidays at Stout Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-723-3014National Domestic Violence hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Bankole: Pandemic forces America to confront black health disparities
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the nation to reckon with the reality of racial disparities in our health care system. On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, acknowledged during a White House briefing the significant health disparities that blacks face in the era of the coronavirus. But affirming the racial disparities in health care is one thing. "Equal access to health care is a critical civil rights issue, and during this novel pandemic, the public deserves nothing less than full transparency from this administration and state public health officials." Private COVID-19 testing is costly, and government-administered testing is severely restricted.
Quarantine Diary: How Hasan Minhaj is balancing a newborn, a toddler and his 'Patriot Act' Netflix show in limbo
Today's diarist is "Patriot Act" host Hasan Minhaj, who welcomed his second child, a son, three weeks ago with his wife and is spending his quarantine also helping care for their 2-year-old daughter. Right now their work is more vital than ever and she decided to dive right back in. She’s 2 and she’s the alarm clock for the house, because I can hear her on the baby monitor. During the day my daughter is primarily with me, and my son is primarily with my wife. Right now I’m reading Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children.” Just to get away from the news, fantasy and fiction is something that’s been nice to have.
Column: Focus the COVID-19 fight in black cities
At the same time, states with small black populations have fared far better. Washington state, with one of the first outbreaks in this country, hasn’t seen the explosion of cases that New York has seen. There again, black people are only 4% of the population in the state.
Hero Pie Project delivers free pizza to Boston-area hospitals
&pizza in Harvard Square, part of a chain based in Washington, D.C., is giving out free or discounted pies to health care workers. Any worker can get a free pizza by texting a photo of their employee ID along with #hero to 200-03 and it will be delivered or prepared for pickup. AdvertisementAndy Hooper, president and chief operating officer at &pizza, said the company launched the Hero Pie Project. to support health care workers in the communities where their restaurants are located. In addition to the free pizzas, others can order for health care workers at a discounted rate.
Sitting on a throne of skulls, Mitch McConnell confirms his 8,999th judge
And Mitch McConnell was still confirming judges. And Mitch McConnell was still confirming judges. “We can walk and chew gum at the same time,” Mitch McConnell said, as though that were an answer. AD“Just one more,” Mitch McConnell hissed. Mitch McConnell continued appointing judges.
Video: Phillip Schofield makes Holly laugh over lamb joke on This Morning
Video: 'I know people will ask how I coloured my hair during lockdown!' Holly Willoughby shares a tutorial of how she maintains her glossy appearancePhillip Schofield makes Holly Willoughby laugh over a lamb joke on This Morning. The presenter told viewers that if they wanted to follow along with Phil Vickery's presentation, they ought to go and buy some lamb,...
Minnesota lawmakers finally reach agreement on emergency insulin program
After more than one year of back-and-forth, legislators have agreed upon a bill providing both emergency and long-term insulin affordability programs for Minnesotans with diabetes. The negotiated Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act — named for Alec Smith, a 26-year-old Minnesotan who died in 2017 after being unable to afford his insulin — would allow Minnesotans with diabetes to access an emergency 30-day supply of insulin for a $35 copay. It also establishes a long-term insulin affordability plan for diabetics who are uninsured or underinsured, on Medicare or have high copays. Under the bill, Minnesotans would need to display either a valid state identification, driver’s license or driver’s permit in order to receive insulin under the program. The negotiated bill could be up for a floor vote as soon as Tuesday, when the Legislature is scheduled to return to the floor.
Former Rams Todd Gurley and Clay Matthews imply team did not pay them money owed
Todd Gurley and Clay Matthews no longer play for the Rams, but they caused a social media stir Wednesday by intimating that their former team had not paid them money owed. Send me money ASAP — Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) April 8, 2020Matthews, also cut March 19, retweeted Gurley’s comment, adding, “You and me both TG! But offset language in his contract with the Rams reduces the Rams’ liability if he signs elsewhere. But because of offset language in his Rams contract, if the 11-year veteran signs with another team, that figure will be reduced. For example, if Matthews signed for $1 million, the Rams would owe him $1 million.
Missing 16-year-old girl last seen in Gresham
Police are asking the community for help finding a missing 16-year-old girl who was last seen in Gresham on the South Side. Martianna Harris was last seen March 21 in the area of the 8200 block of South Peoria Street, Chicago police said. She is 5-foot-5, 120 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, police said. She was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black and white shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.
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Kinder Morgan Announces First Quarter '20 Earnings Webcast
HOUSTON — Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) today announced it will release first quarter 2020 earnings results on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, consistent with its expectations and schedule determined prior to the beginning of the year. What: Kinder Morgan First Quarter ’20 Earnings Results WebcastWhen: April 22, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. CT, 4:30 p.m. A recording of the conference call will also be available for replay one hour after the call until the end of the day on May 22, 2020. About Kinder Morgan, Inc.Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, condensate, CO2 and other products, and our terminals transload and store liquid commodities including petroleum products, ethanol and chemicals, and bulk products, including petroleum coke, metals and ores.
Senior minister who left his Sydney apartment to stay at beachside holiday home returns red-faced
Mr Harwin was at his Pearl Beach house on Wednesday afternoon, more than an hour's drive from his apartment in Sydney's eastern suburbs. But Ms Berejiklian said Mr Harwin hadn't broken the rules as he had relocated three weeks ago, before COVID-19 regulations came into effect. Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said he couldn't force Mr Harwin to answer questions but would seek an explanation via Police Minister David Elliott. Federal Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton described Mr Harwin's behaviour as frustrating and reminded Australians to not underestimate the virus. New South Wales police is urging residents to stay home this Easter Long Weekend
German foreign ministry restricts use of Zoom over security concerns
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German foreign ministry has restricted use of the video conferencing service Zoom to fixed-connection computers due to concerns about security issues, two German government sources said. FILE PHOTO: The Zoom Video Communications logo is pictured at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York, New York, U.S., April 18, 2019. One of the German government sources said employees had been instructed to use teleconferences to conduct their business. The second source said the German government had no uniform position on the use of Zoom and every ministry had its own policies. Malefactors have managed to gatecrash Zoom video calls, seize control of shared screens and post offensive content, a phenomenon known as “zoombombing”.
Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Death Toll Jumps; Signs of a Peak in New York; More Stimulus Talk; Wuhan Lifts Lockdown
The class-action lawsuit was brought Tuesday--the same day the company missed payroll--in a New Jersey federal court by a Hair Cuttery stylist, and on behalf of similarly situated Ratner employees, under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Jersey Wage Payment Law. Ratner announced in an April 3 video to staff that the company didn’t have funds to make its April 7 payroll. The Vienna, Va., company had borrowed funds to make its previous payroll payments on March 24, President Phil Horvath said. He said the company intended to pay staff once it secured additional funds. Ratner has more than 700 locations across several salon brands, employing thousands of stylists.
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Philadelphia emerging as potential hot spot
Live Blog / Coronavirus live updates: U.S. deaths near 15,000 as Wuhan lifts lockdownHere are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.
FIU, MDC help FL hospitals that need ventilators for COVID-19
First Florida recruited 100 professors and students from five universities to help learn about COVID-19 and how it’s spreading. Now it’s asking colleges and universities to lend its medical equipment to help those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides personal protective equipment, ventilators are one of the most sought-after medical supplies for hospitals across the country. #readlocalDennis Carroll, who led the U.S. Agency for International Development’s infectious disease unit for more than a decade, told USA Today that about one-third of COVID-19 patients on ventilators survive. Miami-Dade College’s medical campus is loaning its 17 ventilators used for hands-on teaching to its next-door neighbor, Jackson Memorial Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus could spark a financial crisis for struggling countries, Singapore's trade minister warns
The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic could cascade from a health catastrophe into a financial crisis in countries struggling to cope, Singapore's trade minister warned on Thursday. Many countries are now "fiscally challenged," with few having the headroom to deploy monetary policy as rates are currently so low, Chan Chun Sing, Singapore's minister for trade and industry, told CNBC. "What we are concerned is that, if we are not careful, some of the countries might get into a financial crisis beyond a health crisis, beyond a economic crisis," Chan said. "Not many countries have the means like Singapore from our reserves to inject the necessary liquidity into the system," Chan said. Chan called on the world's major economic powers to step up their leadership in these trying times to "provide stability" for the global financial system.
Staff no-shows, deaths hit California nursing homes amid coronavirus outbreak
The number of absences wasn’t clear, but only one certified nursing assistant out of 13 scheduled to work showed up. “Nationwide all of our health care workers are considered heroes, and they rightly are,” said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the county’s public health officer. In San Francisco’s East Bay region, six residents at Gateway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hayward have died, Alameda County health officials announced Wednesday. While California has had many outbreaks at nursing homes, the Riverside facility is believed to be the first where an evacuation was ordered. April Verrett, president of Service Employees International Union Local 2015, said her union represents about a quarter of the nursing facility workers in the state, though not those in Riverside.
Sacramento CA transit adds buses for coronavirus distancing
Route 30, for instance, will be adding 29 trips, and Route 72 will be adding 30 trips. Transit officials also said that most routes will have earlier start times and increased frequency of 15 to 30 minutes during peak commute hours. RT also has added extra buses to routes 51, 67, 68, 84 and 93 during peak commute hours to promote social distancing. Sacramento Regional TransitRT employees continue to fog and sanitize buses, light rail vehicles and facilities each day. And precautions have been added to buses to limit the potential exposure to COVID-19 for employees and passengers.
Almost all of the federal stockpile of personal protective equipment is depleted, new documents show
USA TODAYNinety percent of the federal personal protective equipment stockpile had been depleted as the Health and Human Services Department made its "final shipments" of N95 respirators, surgical and face masks, face shields, gowns and gloves, according to new documents released Wednesday by the House Oversight CommitteeThe remaining 10% of the stockpile, HHS said, would be reserved for federal workers and would not be sent to the states. The documents, which report the distribution of personal protective equipment to state and local governments as of April 6, show that only 11.7 million N95 respirator masks and 7,920 ventilators have been distributed across the nation — both amounts small fractions of the estimated amount of protective equipment needed by frontline medical workers. HHS confirmed to the Associated Press on Wednesday that the remaining equipment in the federal stockpile was in the process of being deployed. President Donald Trump and his administration have insisted that the stockpile of ventilators and personal protective equipment is sufficient to combat the virus. General Motors will be reimbursed nearly $490 million by the federal government for the order.
Warning to those planning an Easter BBQ to dry their hands after sanitising as they could catch fire
People who plan to have a barbecue on Easter have been warned their hands could catch fire if they don't dry them after using sanitiser. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service issued the warning on Thursday and urged people to be cautious near an open flame. 'If you’re planning a BBQ this weekend, please ensure that you completely dry your hands after using hand sanitiser before coming into contact with a naked flame.' Because alcohol is a major ingredient in hand sanitiser, it has been classified as a Flammable Liquid Category 2 by Safe Work Australia. Though NSW RFS issued the warning to those celebrating Easter, social gatherings such as BBQs are now restricted to a maximum of two people.
Christopher Lee Burns arrested after reading Bible aggressively and punching a man in Queensland
A man has walked free from court after police found him reading the Bible 'loudly and aggressively' in an Aldi supermarket before bashing another person later that day. Christopher Lee Burns was seen by officers reading aloud at the store in Maryborough, about 260km north of Brisbane, at midday on February 22. Police were called again to another street a couple of hours later to see Burns standing over a man and repeatedly punching him. The man who had been beaten by Burns told officers they had been in a fight. Magistrate Andrew Moloney considered the amount of time already served and said Burn's history showed he could comply with parole.
Police respond to disturbance involving hundreds of inmates at Monroe Correctional Complex
State and local police responded to a large disturbance at Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday evening after a couple hundred inmates began threatening to set fires and possibly take corrections officers hostage, a Washington State Patrol spokeswoman said. Two inmates at the Monroe prison described the tense unfolding situation in electronic messages to The Seattle Times on Wednesday evening. However, the conflict unfolded on the same day inmates at the prison’s minimum-security unit were told that additional inmates had tested positive for COVID-19. Late Tuesday, the agency announced two additional inmates had tested positive. And Wednesday, the DOC acknowledged an additional three inmates had tested positive, for a total of six at the prison.
Rugby: Australia must be 'selfish' to secure future of game - Moore
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says Australia must be selfish when it considers the future of professional rugby — including a good look at whether to remain in Super Rugby — or run the risk of the game withering on the vine. Even before the coronavirus shutdown forced the suspension of the 25th season of Super Rugby, many were questioning whether the inter-continental competition was working for Australia amid dwindling crowds and television viewing figures. “But in terms of what that next tier looks like, whether it’s Super Rugby or a domestic competition, we need to make sure it suits Australian rugby and that’s really important. “I think there is an opportunity for a blank canvas around what the future looks like here,” Moore added. “But we’ve got to be really committed to getting the best outcomes for rugby in Australia ... you’ve got to be selfish, and you’ve got to have a vision of what you want the outcome to be.
Consumers are still paying thousands for health cover insurers cannot provide
Other operations and treatments have been deferred and social distancing measures have made it almost impossible to see a GP, get a referral to a specialist or receive treatments such as physiotherapy. Insurers have said they are waiting to assess the full impact of Covid-19 on the sector before they compensate customers. Several of the major firms have said they will provide consultations, check-ups, therapy and mental health clinics via video calls or online. Aviva will pay £100 a night for up to 30 nights to policyholders admitted to an NHS hospital in case of accident or emergency. Bupa has promised to pay a rebate to affected customers but said it was still working on the details.
Opinion: As gun sales spike, secure firearms and train
Every year, 23,000 Americans die by firearm suicide, and having access to a gun triples the risk of such incidents. I’m not just a firearms expert — I'm also a survivor of gun violence. For suicide attempts not involving a firearm, 4 percent result in death, but for gun suicide attempts, 90 percent will. I know what it’s like to have loved ones — and my own sense of safety — taken by gun violence. Gold has been wounded by live fire and has lost three close friends to firearm suicide in three years.
Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients
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Nicaragua: Oficina de Derechos Humanos de la ONU alerta sobre falta de medidas ante el coronavirus
Además, indicó que “preocupa la ausencia de medidas de distanciamiento físico, como indica la OPS/ OMS y la falta de acceso a información sobre pruebas y controles”. #Nicaragua: @OACNUDH sigue monitoreando la crisis de #DDHH en el país, que podría agravarse por la pandemia #COVID19. “Nos preocupa la falta de distanciamiento social, las convocatorias a reuniones masivas, nos preocupan los exámenes, la trazabilidad de los contactos y la notificación de los casos” . El gobierno insiste en que todos los casos son importados y no existe contagio comunitario de la enfermedad. El gobierno no ha declarado cuarentena preventiva, ni restricciones en la movilidad de personas provenientes de países donde la OPS reporta brotes de covid-19.
Massachusetts sewage suggests more than 100K coronavirus cases in state: MIT lab
Just one section of Massachusetts could have more than 100,000 coronavirus cases — many times more than the entire state has identified at this point, according to an MIT-associated study of local sewage. “On March 25, the area represented by the sample had approximately 446 confirmed cases of Covid-19,” Biobot researchers wrote Wednesday in a post about their research. As of Wednesday night — two weeks of increasing numbers of confirmed cases after the date of the test — Boston had 2,502 confirmed cases, Massachusetts had 16,790, the U.S. had 419,000 and the world had more than 1.5 million. Biobot, which is also working with Harvard University and the Harvard-affiliated Brigham & Women’s Hospital, is putting out a call for more sampling. “Our next step to make our Covid-19 case estimation model more accurate is to model the person-to-person variability in SARS-CoV-2 shedding in stool,” Biobot wrote.
Unchecked spread of coronavirus prompts about-face on masks around the world
Wearing face masks, which health officials in many countries previously discouraged outside hospitals, is gaining converts as the coronavirus spreads across the globe. Masks, they’ve said, may serve little purpose among untrained users and should be prioritized for sick people and those looking after them. Any call for broader use could further squeeze availability of masks for health care workers, as supplies have run short in some countries. The hospital management said it was a measure of last resort for health workers who wouldn’t be directly caring for COVID-19 patients. The study suggests that the masks “could be used by ill people to reduce onward transmission,” the authors wrote.
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Possible Chicago coronavirus super-spreader linked to 15 cases, including 3 deaths
A multi-family cluster of seven confirmed coronavirus cases, including three deaths, in Chicago, were linked to one patient who may have infected others at a funeral and birthday party. The friends from dinner, whose symptoms arose just days later, tested positive for the coronavirus. Within seven days after the party, seven of the partygoers developed coronavirus symptoms. Three other people developed coronavirus symptoms, with one confirmed case, who did not attend the party. The Chicago cluster may indicate the ability of the coronavirus to widely spread beyond close contacts, the report said.
Finding digital connections despite physical distance
Sisters Sylvia (R), Stephanie Falcomer (L) and grandson Peter Henry hold a 'socially distant' 94th birthday party in their driveway for their mother and grandmother Marcella Falcomer, who came to America from Italy in 1955, as they say hello to their...moreSisters Sylvia (R), Stephanie Falcomer (L) and grandson Peter Henry hold a 'socially distant' 94th birthday party in their driveway for their mother and grandmother Marcella Falcomer, who came to America from Italy in 1955, as they say hello to their relatives on a Zoom video conference call in West Nyack, New York, April 5, 2020. REUTERS/Mike SegarClose
Former Bay Area teacher, among worst child molesters in California history, loses appeal
Guinto was a teacher at Making Waves Academy in Richmond in 2014 when he was charged. Authorities say he used his self-created youth outdoor camp, known as “Camp Epic,” as a ruse to lure young boys into a situation where he could get them alone. Guinto claimed that Camp Epic was modeled after the Boy Scouts, and took his victims on outdoor camping trips where he was their chaperone. The boys would later testify that he told them the camp had a secret rule: Whatever happens at Camp Epic, stays at Camp Epic. The appeals court rejected Guinto’s contention that the abuse didn’t rise to such a level to warranted the large dollar number.
AP PHOTOS: As Wuhan reopens, people begin to venture outside
WUHAN, China (AP) — Some people couldn't wait to leave town. Chinese authorities ended the lockdown of Wuhan on Wednesday, allowing people to move about and leave the city for the first time in 76 days. The outbreak started in Wuhan, an industrial city of 11 million people on the Yangtze River. Authorities cut off and shut down the city in a desperate bid to stop the disease from spreading. It still killed more than 2,500 people in Wuhan, by far the highest death toll in China, and grew into a pandemic.
Missouri health chief seeks racial data on COVID-19 cases
St. Louis Democratic Rep. Tommie Pierson Jr. said it would be “disturbing” if the state has data on race and is not sharing it. Whereas data collected by Johns Hopkins University showed 86 Missouri deaths as of Wednesday afternoon, the state’s figures showed just 58. St. Louis County and city have accounted for just over half of the statewide total of 3,327 COVID-19 cases reported by the Missouri health department as of Wednesday. Leaders of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, made up of the region’s largest hospitals, said that the peak of the pandemic in the St. Louis area is expected to occur in two to three weeks. Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker cited 34 confirmed cases and three deaths at Grandview Healthcare in Washington, Missouri, about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis.
Denmark dishes out salaries to virus-hit companies
Even during the global financial crisis in 2008, Denmark stuck with its flexicurity model. Denmark, like many other countries, ordered many businesses to shut down to stem the spread of COVID-19. - Unemployment still rising -Around 20,000 companies have already applied for the programme, which will remain in place until June 9. This is the first time Denmark has introduced measures like this to make sure employees stay on the job. But even with the programme in place, Denmark, like many other countries, is still seeing a spike in unemployment.
MAFS' Hayley Vernon looks incredible & shows off her gym-honed figure in a racy leopard print dress
And on Thursday, Married At First Sight's Hayley Vernon looked nothing short of flawless as she showed off her gym-honed figure in a leopard print dress. The 32-year-old bodybuilder posed for some mirror selfies in her bedroom and boasted about being a 'strong woman' in her Instagram post. Married At First Sight's Hayley Vernon looked nothing short of flawless as she showed off her gym-honed figure in a leopard print dress on ThursdayHayley's skintight dress featured a bustier-style top and short, capped sleeves. Hayley, who is a former crystal meth addict, talked about being a 'strong woman' in the accompanying caption. It comes after Hayley revealed on Wednesday she'd undergone Botox and fillers to change the shape of her face.
Married At First Sight's Stacey Hampton wants to get smaller breast implants after losing weight
Married At First Sight's Stacey Hampton has had lip fillers, Botox, a tummy tuck, a breast augmentation and a nose job over the years. During a Q&A video posted to YouTube, Stacey said she wants get her breast implants replaced with smaller ones. 'I think they're big for me': Married At First Sight's Stacey Hampton (pictured) reveals she wants to get smaller breast implants since she has lost weight'I'm actually thinking of going smaller though, I think they're a bit big for me because I've lost a lot of weight as well. Stacey also explained why she initially got breast implants two years ago. After reunion episodes in January, she had her lip filler dissolved because her plump pout was starting to look 'ridiculous'.
Colorado Democrat believes Trump awarded ventilators as political favor to vulnerable GOP senator
"I think this thing that happened with Sen. Gardner and President Trump is very disturbing," the Colorado Democrat told CNN Wednesday evening. DeGette said that the decision to award 100 ventilators followed a tortured process after the state's delegation and Democratic Gov. "They'll be there very shortly," Trump said at his Wednesday evening press conference after touting Gardner's role in securing the 100 ventilators. After Trump tweeted that the state would get the 100 ventilators at Gardner's request, the senator praised the President in an interview with Fox News. "I'm here to celebrate any ventilators that arrive in our state and, of course, we are grateful for 100 ventilators."
Atomic bombs and whale sharks: How to calculate age of world's largest fish
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have figured out how to calculate the age of whale sharks - Earth’s largest fish - with some guidance from the radioactive fallout spawned by Cold War-era atomic bomb testing. FILE PHOTO: Visitors watch a whale shark at the Whale Shark Aquarium of Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, China September 4, 2018. Scientists now will be able to calculate a whale shark’s age after its death - one ring equals one year. Whale sharks are filter feeders, swimming great distances through the world’s tropical oceans to find enough plankton to sustain themselves. The researchers tested carbon-14 levels in long-dead whale sharks whose remains were stored in laboratories.
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'We are so lucky in the UK to be able to leave our homes to exercise!' David Beckham films himself jogging on the country lanes around his Cotswolds house
What NASCAR is doing to combat the coronavirus
NASCAR is racing — to save lives. Since NASCAR suspended its season on March 13, its Research & Development Center in Concord, N.C. has been aiding medical personnel across the country in the fight against COVID-19. NASCAR engineers are manufacturing face shields with 3D printers, which are also being utilized to make replica human heads, which are being used by medical researchers to hone protective techniques against the coronavirus. Jacuzzi said NASCAR recently has received requests for shields from nursing homes, too. Technique, a supplier of chassis kits, has also overhauled its factory to manufacture face shields, while CORE autosport is manufacturing face masks for medical professionals.
Man shot and killed near library in Overland Park, Kansas
Overland Park police were investigating a shooting that left a young man dead Wednesday night near the Johnson County Central Resource Library. #readlocalThe suspect vehicle, described as a red sedan, left the scene, traveling east on 87th Street, Lacy later stated. Anyone with information is asked to call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8770 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. The killing marks the third homicide reported in Overland Park this year, according to data maintained by The Star. Press Release — Overland Park Police (@OverlandPark_PD) April 9, 2020KC Blotter newsletter: Crime, courts, more Stay up-to-date on crime, courts and other stories from around the Kansas City region.
EDITORIAL: Pelosi uses virus to push tax write-offs for the wealthy
And as she did on the $2.2 trillion package approved two weeks ago, Ms. Pelosi has indicated she’ll leverage the urgency of the situation to promote a progressive wish list. That’s because it helped subsidize the high taxes in blue states such as California, New York and New Jersey. Before the 2017 tax-reform bill, wealthy taxpayers in high tax states didn’t have to bear the full cost of those taxes because they could deduct them. Combining that with California’s high tax rates means Ms. Pelosi’s plan would be a boon for the wealthy Bay Area. Ms. Pelosi’s gambit is no doubt intended to gain votes for Democratic candidates in wealthy suburban districts.
Rapper Chynna Rogers passes away suddenly at 25 years of age
Rapper and model Chynna Rogers has passed away suddenly at the age of 25, as confirmed by her manager. 'I can regrettably confirm Chynna passed away,” Rogers’ manager John Miller said in an email statement to The Wrap. He also passed along another statement from her family, which read, 'Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.' : Rapper and model Chynna Rogers has passed away suddenly at the age of 25, as confirmed by her managerWhile Miller would not comment on the rapper/model's cause of death, he did confirm, 'she passed away today.' Today: While Miller would not comment on the rapper/model's cause of death, he did confirm, 'she passed away today'Around the same time she started her modeling career, she became close with rapper A$AP Yams and the A$AP Mob.
Hawley: 'Phase four' coronavirus aid bill should 'protect every single job in this country' until crisis ends
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday any potential "phase four" coronavirus aid bill must include incentives to businesses that have been forced to lay off, furlough or otherwise dismiss workers due to the state-imposed restrictions. "I think we need to protect every single job in this country until this emergency passes," Hawley said, "and I think that has to be the focus of phase four." CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK STATE-BY-STATEHawley also told host Tucker Carlson that lawmakers should not allow private equity firms to disproportionately benefit from future aid legislation after Carlson informed Hawley of a report that such firms are heavily lobbying Congress for benefits from the legislation. And private equity has access to credit facilities the average independent small business person, at least in my state of Missouri, absolutely does not."
Coronavirus death rate among Latinos appears low, but experts say the data are thin
Gavin Newsom’s administration showing that Latinos accounted for 29% of coronavirus deaths statewide, though they make up 39% of California’s population. That means a smaller percentage of the Latino population is at risk of falling severely ill with COVID-19. “Our Latino population is young. “I’m not taking any chances.”Covarrubias was astonished to hear the coronavirus-linked death rate for Latinos was relatively low. Advertisement“To be honest, when I go outside I would say 80% of Latinos aren’t taking many, if any, precautions,” he said.
Pompeo, Netanyahu discuss efforts to contain virus
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Virus could push half a billion people into poverty
Image copyright Getty ImagesThe economic fallout from the coronavirus could increase global poverty by as much a half a billion. This bleak warning comes from a United Nations (UN) study into the financial and human cost of the pandemic. The United Nations University study was written by experts at King's College London and Australian National University (ANU). By the time the pandemic is over half of the world's population of 7.8 billion people could be living in poverty. Earlier this week, more than 100 global organisations called for debt payments to be waived this year for developing countries, which would free up $25bn (£20bn) in cash to support their economies.
A second, hidden pandemic will follow covid-19. We need to plan for it.
As waves of covid-19 patients flooded hospitals one mile south, my office went quiet. The intensive care units in which doctors make desperate efforts to save covid-19 patients may be the stuff of your nightmares. A second, hidden pandemic will follow covid-19. Chan School of Public Health found that, after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the leading cause of death was interrupted access to health care. Though we may not be battling covid-19 in the intensive care unit, primary care doctors are supporting the front-line medical troops by keeping everything else out of the emergency room.
Nicola Peltz's investor father is worth $1.6billion
And Nicola Peltz has a famous family of her own, as the daughter of billionaire American investor Nelson Peltz. The Bates Motel actress, 25, who began dating David and Victoria Beckham's eldest son, 21, in November, is the youngest of 77-year-old Nelson's 10 children. A source close to the Beckhams told The Sun: 'David and Victoria have very much given this relationship their blessing. Brooklyn has been dating actress Nicola since November after he split from model Hana Cross in August. Brooklyn and Nicola shared that they met at Coachella and reconnected at a party last year where they 'fell in love'.
Acts of Kindness notebook
OKC Dodgers to provide 5,000 hot dogs to front-line workers, essential personnelThe Oklahoma City Dodgers were originally set to open their baseball season Thursday at San Antonio. Instead, the organization is giving back to front-line workers and essential personnel helping the community fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dodgers Baseball Foundation will deliver hot dog lunches across the Oklahoma City metro on Thursday, distributing more than 5,000 hot dogs to 20 organizations that were nominated by members of the community.
PICTURED: Daughter of slain University of Wisconsin doctor and her husband
Mimi Potter Carre, 18, was dating her classmate who is now accused of shooting University of Wisconsin professor Beth Potter and her half-naked husband at point-blank range and leaving them for dead. 'LG said Beth Potter told her that her and her husband (Robin Carre) had just moved them out of their house and into an Airbnb,' the police complaint stated. 'LG said Beth Potter had described Khari Sanford as having been quieter during the move.' 'LG said Beth Potter doesn't usually get frustrated but was clearly frustrated during their conversation.' Potter's supervisor at the university said the well-respected doctor had told her that Mimi and Sanford 'were not respectful to her.'
Republican, Democratic senators press Trump for more on IG's firing
Republican, Democratic senators press Trump for more on IG's firingThe senators want a written explanation for the removal of the intelligence community inspector general who flagged the Ukraine complaint.
Virus casts a dark cloud over once-thriving home market
Shutdown orders have halted open houses and complicated property viewings. Shutdown orders have halted open houses and complicated property viewings. They managed to hold two open houses and a smattering of private viewings before accepting an offer. Shutdown orders have halted open houses and complicated property viewings. The biggest pullback is occurring among casual buyers and sellers, whose caution is exacerbating the predicament for people who feel compelled to move.
Leonel Fernández responde por qué el gobierno de Danilo Medina no reaccionó a tiempo ante la pandemia
En República Dominicana, hay 2.111 infectados y 108 muertos por coronavirus. El ministro de Salud Pública, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, dijo que la edad media de los fallecidos es de 56 años y que 82 de los 108 fueron personas del sexo masculino. Hablamos de este tema con Leonel Fernández, expresidente de República Dominicana y presidente de la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo.
Coronavirus makes it clear we need Warren as vice president
Remember the good ol’ days — six months ago — when a Democratic presidential candidate with the adorable catchphrase “I have a plan for that,” was surging in the polls? AdvertisementDespite ending her candidacy, Warren has offered the most prominent, thoughtful and urgent response to the coronavirus crisis of any politician in America. While Republicans, including the president, were still denying the threat of the coronavirus, Warren was already preparing plans for an inevitable economic catastrophe. We’ve heard little from him in general, other than a few political attacks on Trump’s coronavirus response. The coronavirus pandemic has made it abundantly clear that Elizabeth Warren is the person who should be leading the nation.
7 ways to look Va Va Zoom! With our social lives now on video, it's all about top-half dressing
Some rainbow crystal hoop earrings (to distract from my DIY fringe trim) completed the look for my online team meeting. Yesterday, I had a Zoom drinks party — thank goodness for that statement leopard-print Zara blouse I found in the back of the wardrobe. Pictured: 1 luxe pyjamas Silk set, £420, oliviavonhalle.com2 Puff sleeves Midi dress, £49, warehouse. When it comes to clothes for ‘dressing up to stay in,’ look to the trend that was (luckily) big before the lockdown: statement shoulders. A puff-sleeve dress, such as this green one from Warehouse (far left), is ideal for Zoom socialising and work meetings alike.
Malin Akerman dons a face mask as she goes shopping for groceries in LA during coronavirus lockdown
She was spotted picking up groceries in Los Angeles on Monday,And on Wednesday, Malin Akerman once again left self-isolation to go shopping at a supermarket during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. In accordance with new rules introduced by the mayor of LA on Monday, the actress wore a face mask for her retail outing. Retail trip: Malin Akerman left self-isolation on Wednesday to go shopping at a supermarket in LA during the coronavirus pandemic lockdownThe 41-year-old was dressed in a white hoodie and black leggings along with black trainers. She's married to British actor Jack Donnelly, 33, and is mom to son Sebastian Zincone, six, from her first marriage. Akerman and Donnelly married in Mexico in December 2018 and the couple will be seen on the big screen together later this year in the dramedy Friendsgiving, set for release in October.
Big Brother host Sonia Kruger reveals the housemates aren't typical 'reality types'
But the 54-year-old TV presenter revealed on Thursday she had struggled to get her head around the new format of Big Brother. Sonia, who is hosting the latest season on Channel Seven, told The Morning Show the housemates were also different from the 'usual reality-type contestants'. Different approach: Big Brother host Sonia Kruger has revealed this year's housemates aren't your typical 'reality types'. Behind-the-scenes dramas: Big Brother has wrapped filming early after production was 'accelerated' following a coronavirus scare on set last month. Meanwhile, things haven't been smooth sailing for the new season of Big Brother, with producers allegedly 'disappointed' with the new cast.
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Taiwan protests WHO leader's accusations of racist campaign
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's foreign ministry on Thursday strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that it condoned racist personal attacks on him that he alleged were coming from the self-governing island democracy. The ministry expressed “strong dissatisfaction and a high degree of regret" at WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' remarks at a press briefing Wednesday. It requested he “immediately correct his unfounded allegations, immediately clarify, and apologize to our country.”Taiwan’s 23 million people have themselves been “severely discriminated against” by the politics of the international health system and “condemn all forms of discrimination and injustice,” the statement said. Taiwan is a "mature, highly sophisticated nation and could never instigate personal attacks on the director-general of the WHO, much less express racist sentiments," it said.
Newton-Needham Regional Chamber works with local businesses during coronavirus shutdown
Already one of the most active chambers in the state, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has continued to keep its doors open online, providing local businesses with the help and support they need during this shutdown period. “We have seen a great need as we’ve always had as we are a resource for businesses," said Newton-Needham Regional Chamber Vice President Linda Sloane Kay. Chamber staff have also been working directly with smaller, local businesses outside of their regularly-planned webinars. The Chamber has been prompting residents to look first to their local restaurants and eateries during this time, especially those working at “essential businesses,” as defined by the Massachusetts government. The Chamber has also been working to team local hospitals and hotels as a means of providing rooms for hospital employees.
Momentum's anger at Keir Starmer's purge of Labour left as they call on Corbynistas to unite
The radical group that propped up Jeremy Corbyn last night called on Left-wing factions to unite to stop Labour being ‘taken over once more by centrists’. Momentum, rattled by the landslide victory of the moderate candidate Keir Starmer as Labour leader, warned its wing of the party was ‘disastrously split’ and needed to come together urgently. As well as seeing the Left’s leadership candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey comprehensively beaten by Sir Keir, Momentum also lost the battle for three seats on Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee. In a statement, Momentum called for ‘unity, reflection and comradely debate on the way forward’ among Labour’s Left-wing factions. The group said: ‘In the wake of Keir Starmer’s first-round victory … it is clear that Momentum and the Left cannot continue as it has been.
Costa Cruises passenger sues company over alleged mishandling of coronavirus response
(CNN) A former passenger of the Costa Luminosa is suing the ship's operator, claiming the company put more than 2,000 people at risk by failing to warn them about a potential coronavirus exposure. Paul Turner of Wisconsin filed a federal class action lawsuit on Tuesday against Costa Cruises, a cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami. Turner was among thousands of passengers and crew members aboard the cruise during separate journeys in late February and March. At least three passengers have died after contracting coronavirus and numerous others, including crew members, have tested positive, according to the cruise line's previous statements and CNN reporting. He did not test positive for the novel coronavirus, his attorney said.
Miss Manners: Paybacks for neighborhood construction
Dear Miss Manners: A few years ago, we bought an old house Dracula wouldn't have been willing to live in, tore it down and replaced it with a spiffy modern house. Miss Manners does not promise this will be effective; the only guaranteed solution is to wait it out. Miss Manners realizes this is tantamount to sticking the children with it in the distant future, but one problem at a time. New Miss Manners columns are posted Monday through Saturday on You can send questions to Miss Manners at her website,
US coronavirus deaths surpass 14,600, world's second-highest after Italy
U.S. deaths due to coronavirus topped 14,600 on Wednesday, the second-highest reported number in the world behind Italy. The number of coronavirus cases in New York state alone approached 150,000 on Wednesday, even as authorities warned the state's official death tally may understate the true number. "This virus attacked the vulnerable and attacked the weak and it's our job as a society to protect the vulnerable." Scaling back tollU.S. deaths due to coronavirus topped 14,600 on Wednesday, the second-highest reported number in the world behind Italy, according to a Reuters tally. Officials have warned Americans to expect alarming numbers of coronavirus deaths this week, even as an influential university model on Wednesday scaled back its projected U.S. pandemic death toll by 26% to 60,000.
You can now get free online cooking lessons from culinary masters
Many culinary masters and food-and-drink educators are posting their knowledge on the web — some for free. The magazine’s test kitchen chefs have become cult celebrities with their offbeat-yet-gripping shows. (Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/TNS) (Photo: BOB FILA, TNS)More lessons can be learned from the queen of cooking shows, Julia Child. America’s Test Kitchen has also removed its paywall on its 50 “all-time favorite” recipes. The site also posts full episodes of its cooking show, and more than 50 of the most recent episodes are free to stream.
Pharmaceutical executive claims FDA 'red tape' holding up coronavirus antibodies test
Dr. Stephen McColgan, chief medical officer at California-based Vivera Pharmaceuticals, told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday that his company's rapid coronavirus antibody test is ready to be deployed, but is being held up by "red tape" at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "We have a rapid antibody test. Many experts see the rollout of a rapid coronavirus antibody test as a key step toward ensuring that many restrictions on economic activity can be lifted. "You know, the red tape in the FDA and President Trump has been trying to cut through it," he said. "I don't know why New York's been crying about, you know, no testing, no tests ... You know, it's always sort of the red tape of government moves slowly."
A look at Northern Kentucky players in Major League Baseball
CLOSEBaseball fans are missing the game they love right now, as Major League Baseball is supposed to be well on its way. He started 221 career games, 120 with Baltimore, and had six complete games and one shutout, with Detroit in 2004. He had 16 career hits including one home run and nine RBI, playing first base and outfield. Farrell had 567 career hits with the Washington Senators and St. Louis Cardinals. Jesse Tannehill had 197 career wins and a 2.79 ERA and also 361 career hits and five home runs.
Dean McDermott defends Tori Spelling after backlash for charging fans for virtual meet-and-greet
Dean McDermott is coming to the defense of his wife Tori Spelling. On Tuesday, McDermott, 53, took to Instagram to insist fans stop giving his wife a hard time. TORI SPELLING REVEALS NEW 'BLENDED FAMILY TRADITION' WITH HUSBAND DEAN MCDERMOTT, EX-WIFE MARY JO EUSTACE"Stop Dragging my wife!!!!" But Tori Spelling always, always gets the haters and gets dragged," he said. "Even with her family in tow, she has time for everybody and all her fans," McDermott stressed.
U.S. to seize exports of masks and gloves amid coronavirus crisis
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will seize exports of key protective medical gear until it determines whether the equipment should be kept in the country to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, two federal agencies announced on Wednesday. REUTERS/Bing GuanU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold exports of respirators, surgical masks and surgical gloves, according to a joint announcement made with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA will then determine if the equipment should be returned for use in the United States, purchased by the U.S. government or exported. [nL1N2BR0VR]The move to seize exports will include N95 respirator masks, which filter airborne particles and are used to protect against COVID-19, the potentially lethal respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. FEMA will aim to make decisions about exports quickly and seek to minimize disruptions to the supply chain, the draft regulation said.
New York reports 779 more deaths, governor says social distancing working
(Reuters) - New York’s efforts at social distancing are working to get the coronavirus outbreak under control even as the state reported an additional 779 deaths, a record high for a second day, the Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. Cuomo ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff across New York, where 6,268 people have now died from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, accounting for nearly half the deaths in the United States. “Don’t start doing a retrospective like it’s over,” Cuomo told a daily briefing. Slideshow (6 Images)He also warned that any relaxing of social distancing steps - on Tuesday he extended the state’s closure of non-essential businesses and schools until the end of April - risked reversing the gains. “This is just a small snapshot in time where we are,” Cuomo said.
Nine tips for a stress-free family life
7: Pack a toolbox"When your child is in the midst of stress or anxiety, find ways to calm them down. Initially, it will be a lot of trial and error and finding what works for your child. Some children like to count, some children like to breathe, some like to have a hug, or some like to do rough and tumble play or go running, or bounce on the trampoline. So whatever it is, we need to help our children calm down the stress response before we can talk to them rationally, because if they are in the midst of a lot of big feelings, they can’t hear logic or reason - the thinking brain has gone offline. So put together a coping toolbox with your child and see what works."
Coronavirus: Ellen DeGeneres criticised after comparing mansion quarantine to 'being in jail'
Ellen DeGeneres has been criticised after comparing quarantine in her multimillion-dollar mansion to "being in jail". Despite praising health workers and others on the front line battling COVID-19, some viewers described the host's comments as "tone deaf" and "insensitive". AdvertisementOne wrote: "Sitting inside her fifteen million dollar mansion complaining and comparing it to a prison, very tone deaf ellen." Coronavirus-related deaths have among prison inmates have also been reported in Louisiana. Some social media users dubbed the video as "cringe" and "tone deaf" as celebrities including Gadot, Natalie Portman and Will Ferrell sang about imagining no possessions from their mansions.
Grand jury indicts Texas Ranger Hall of Famer Hamilton for 'beating daughter, 14, over comment'
Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after one of his daughters accused him of beating her. Hamilton's attorneys say the Texas Rangers Hall of Famer is innocent of the charge. Former Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton was indicted Monday on a felony charge of injury to a child after one of his daughters accused him of beating herHamilton's attorneys say the Texas Rangers Hall of Famer is innocent of the charge. The Texas Rangers, for whom Hamilton played parts of six seasons, released a statement at the time: 'The Texas Rangers take the issue of family violence very seriously. We are aware of the situation involving Josh Hamilton.
Trump preparing to unveil second coronavirus task force, officials say
Meadows is likely to lead the task force, though no official decision has been made, two senior administration officials said. The economic task force — which will be separate from the main coronavirus task force, despite having some overlapping members — will focus on how to reopen the country, as well as what businesses need to rebound amid catastrophic conditions. But he has remained fixated on reopening the economy and has publicly mused about a second task force focused on this goal. ADOn Saturday, Trump shared a tweet by Fox News host Dana Perino, in which she suggested a supplemental economic task force. “I think we need a 2nd task force assembled at direction of POTUS to look ahead to reopening of the economy,” Perino wrote.
Judge allows Yuma police and fire departments access to COVID-19 patient information
CLOSEYuma County police and fire departments will be given the names and addresses of positive and pending COVID-19 cases, according to an order handed down by Yuma County Superior Court judge last week. The order came after the city filed a lawsuit against the county health department on behalf of its police and fire chiefs. The Yuma County Health Services District couldn't be immediately reached for comment as of Wednesday afternoon. "That was the specific court order that applied to Yuma County requiring or allowing them to give information that normally we're not allowed to give under state law," Christ said. The lawsuit also demands information regarding testing practices, pending results, the number of patients hospitalized and the number of available ventilators from the Pinal County Health Department.
Virus: Hospitalized patients in WA higher than early reports
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)About 1,000 patients in Washington state hospitals have confirmed or suspected diagnoses of coronavirus, according to a new count that shows earlier surveys had undercounted such admissions. The Seattle Times reports that Washington State Hospital Association statistics, current as of April 7, include 664 confirmed and another 331 suspected cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus. And Sauer, as well as state officials, note that if the COVID-19 patient counts do surge higher, there still is capacity in the Washington hospital system to treat people. Most people with the virus experience mild or moderate fever and coughing for two to three weeks. Some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, can face severe illness including pneumonia and death.
Massachusetts coronavirus numbers: 433 deaths and 16,790 cases
Seventy-seven new coronavirus deaths were reported in Massachusetts Wednesday, along with more than 1,500 new cases of the highly contagious disease. The new reported deaths ranged from people in their 40s to 100s. The state now has 16,790 confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease, an increase of 1,588 cases since Tuesday. Suffolk County has the most confirmed cases in Massachusetts with 3,600 cases, followed by Middlesex County with 3,545 cases. Essex County has 2,103 cases, Norfolk County has 1,778 cases, Plymouth County has 1,327 cases, Worcester County has 1,296 cases, and Hampden County has 1,081 cases.
Ousted Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's trip to USS Roosevelt in Guam cost more than $243,000
Former Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's disastrous trip to address sailors aboard the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam reportedly cost taxpayers more than $243,000. A Navy official has now revealed the steep cost of Modly's visit to the ship, which involved a 35-hour round trip flight aboard a Gulfstream 550 military jet. In total, Modly's trip cost nearly $250,000, according to California Rep Jackie Speier, chair of the House Subcommittee on Military Personnel. In a note to sailors, Modly said he took responsibility for events over the past few days. As of Tuesday, at least 286 sailors aboard the USS Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus.
Queensland boy celebrates his birthday in quarantine and drops cakes to his friends in their cars
A young boy was able to celebrate his fourth birthday in style with all of his closest friends despite social distancing laws spoiling the party his parents had planned. Little Orion, from Toowoomba in Queensland's Darling Downs region, prepared lolly bags and cupcakes and hosted a 'drive-by' party with his parents. Adorable footage showed Orion waiting eagerly outside for the first car to arrive. Orion thanked them before quickly running back to his mother, who was holding treats such as juice boxes, lolly bags and cake. 'This is very special - he will never forget this,' one of his friend's parents said.
Can I drive during the lockdown? Your transport questions, answered
On 23 March, Boris Johnson said that people should only leave their homes for "essential" trips. Public transport is still running across the country, but to scaled timetables. However, the Government is helping maintain transport services so key workers can get to work. People have been told to not use public transport, unless they are making an essential or unavoidable journey. Since the lockdown began, train operators started running new timetables with about half the normal services running.
Kroger giving bonuses to all hourly frontline workers during COVID-19 crisis
(Photo: Charlie Leight, The Arizona Republic)The Kroger grocery chain is giving all hourly frontline workers a "hero bonus" that is $2 above their standard base pay, according to a press release from Kroger on Tuesday. Beyond just the Kroger chain of stores, the bonus will apply to all other Kroger family chains including Fry's, Ralphs, Fred Meyer's, QFC, and more. The bonus applies to "all hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates," according to the release. This announcement comes off the heels of March 21 announcement of a one-time bonus to frontline associates that will pay out on April 3. Learn more: — Kroger (@kroger) April 1, 2020Reach the reporter Connor Van Ligten at or on Twitter @Connor_VL.
Yumiko Morioka: A good time to find refuge in a reissue of her ambient sounds
“Unfortunately (ambient music) was not that popular then in Japan,” Morioka says. My album didn’t sell well.”For Morioka, making music was a matter of putting art before profit. It liberated me from lots of musical rules and it just felt so good listening to it,” Morioka says. It was in the U.S. that Morioka discovered music wasn’t her only passion. “(But) if you can’t go outside, it is a good time to go inside — to meditate and contemplate.”And for that, “Resonance” provides the perfect refuge.
Season 6 of 'Schitt's Creek' will wreck you. Just ask the cast
It is June 25, 2019, and “Schitt’s Creek” is finishing filming on its sixth and final season, which begins Tuesday 1/7 on Pop. Advertisement“Schitt’s Creek” co-creators, father and son Dan Levy, left, and Eugene Levy, on the set during one of the series’ final filming days. His vision transformed “Schitt’s Creek” bit by bit from a fish-out-of-water comedy into something deeper, wider, more universal; in the bargain, he became something of a screen heartthrob and LGBTQ standard-bearer. The series, little noticed at first, gained traction when Netflix began streaming earlier seasons; it’s going out as a legitimate sensation. It does actually seem to be the case that the people of “Schitt’s Creek” are crazy about their show and one another.
Fewer coronavirus deaths seen in countries that mandate tuberculosis vaccine
Countries with mandatory policies to vaccinate against tuberculosis register fewer coronavirus deaths than countries that don’t have those policies, a new study has found. Otazu said he knew about studies showing the BCG vaccine provided protection against not just tuberculosis bacteria but also other types of contagions. So his team put together the data on what countries had universal BCG vaccine policies and when they were put in place. China, where the pandemic began, has a BCG vaccine policy but it wasn’t adhered to very well before 1976, Otazu said. Netea’s team has already enrolled 400 health workers in the trial — 200 got the BCG vaccine and 200 received a placebo.
Adele 'sells her eight-bedroom Sussex home she shared with ex Simon Konecki at a loss of £1million'
Adele has reportedly sold the home she shared with her ex Simon Konecki at a £1million loss. The singer, 31, suffered the loss after her country estate in East Grinstead, West Sussex was bought by a financier last year. According to The Sun, the hitmaker suffered the seven-figure loss after purchasing the eight-bedroom house for £4million in 2017. The insider added that Adele had been eager to live an 'unflashy' life with Simon and their son Angelo, seven. Adele now spends a lot of time in Los Angeles where she and Simon are said to have neighbouring homes to make co-parenting their son easier.
How to make a Big Mac in your own kitchen
And now one home cook has made her own version of a McDonald's Big Mac burger meal and shared the recipe on social media for others to make themselves. The woman named the burger the 'quarantine Big Mac' and made the entire dish herself – including the sesame seed buns - for her family. 'Big mac burgers are large, flat and shrink when fried so always go a bit bigger than the bun,' the home cook said. She also made the big mac sauce by combining mayonnaise, gherkin relish, garlic powder, onion powder, white wine vinegar, salt, yellow mustard and smoked paprika. The man included his name on top of the box and wrote 'Ben Mac' instead of 'Big Mac' and said the creative project only took an hour or so one Friday afternoon.
China has been stockpiling oil for years. Low prices give it reason to buy more
Last year, China produced 191 million tons of crude oil, according to CNPC, less than 30% of its annual consumption. That's almost as much as the United States keeps in its Strategic Petroleum Reserve — the world's largest backup oil supply. China bought 44.9 million tons of crude in March, up significantly from February's 11-month low of 39.8 million tons, according to Refinitiv. But the reserve may not be the only reason China wants more oil right now. OPEC, meanwhile, is expected to meet with Russia on Thursday to discuss supply cuts and ending the price war, which could give oil prices another boost.
Strays feel the bite as pandemic spreads
According to the municipality, the stray dog population in Athens is put at hundreds while the cats run into the thousands. Greek officials over the weekend said an online platform had been created for food donations and veterinary services for strays and pets whose owners are unable to care for them. In neighbouring Turkey, authorities in Istanbul distribute around a tonne of food for street cats and dogs every day. French veterinarians last week warned owners against attempting to disinfect their dogs and cats with detergent or alcohol gel. Not only are dogs and cats unable to digest alcohol properly, but these products can also cause respiratory irritation and skin reactions, Debove said.
Unmasking WHO as a China apologist: Devine
Mayor Bill de Blasio did look a little ridiculous with a bandana covering half his face Tuesday but, hey, what’s new? On Monday, the World Health Organization, as if it hasn’t caused enough trouble, decided to contradict the CDC. N95 masks needed by health workers are in short supply but even homemade cloth masks are better than nothing. It is what it accuses masks of being: a costly distraction that lulls you into a false sense of security. What’s it been doing in the 17 years since the last deadly respiratory virus, SARS, emerged from China?
CCSD unable to contact 67K students in 1st week after shutdown
More than 67,000 Clark County School District students were unreachable during the first week of school closures, according to data provided Wednesday by the district. After providing the information on the first week of distance learning Wednesday morning, the district did not say when the numbers for the second week would be available. The district did provide a statement on the first week of distance learning numbers, encouraging students and parents to check their emails and phone messages. He estimated then that about 120,000 CCSD students would struggle to access online learning due to inequitable access to technology. Instead, they are charged a $20 weekly fee per device for internet access, he said.
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Pandemic has set the number of air travelers back decades
The number of Americans getting on airplanes has sunk to a level not seen in more than 60 years as people shelter in their homes to avoid catching or spreading the new coronavirus. The Transportation Security Administration screened fewer than 100,000 people on Tuesday, a drop of 95% from a year ago. The official tally of 97,130 people who passed through TSA checkpoints exaggerates the number of travelers – if that is possible – because it includes some airline crew members and people still working at shops inside airport security perimeters. Historical daily numbers only go back so far, but the nation averaged 97,000 passengers a day in 1954, according to figures from trade group Airlines for America. The de Havilland Comet, the first commercial jetliner, was just a few years old, and Boeing was running test flights with the jet that would become the iconic 707.
10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany
Thousands of people take part in a funeral march in Hanau, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Several people were killed in a shooting in the central German city late Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Nicolas Armer/dpa via AP)Thousands of people take part in a funeral march in Hanau, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Several people were killed in a shooting in the central German city late Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Turkey’s ambassador to Germany, Ali Kemal Aydin, warned that Turkish immigrants in Germany are experiencing more and more hate crimes in the country.
NM faces difficult choices in budget redo
That double whammy has top-ranking lawmakers bracing for difficult budget decisions during a special legislative session that’s expected to be called this summer. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................That budget plan calls for state spending to increase by roughly $535 million – or about 7.5% – over current levels. Michelle Lujan Grisham said last month that a special session to bring spending levels for the coming budget year in line with reduced revenues is inevitable. In December, the state was projected to have $1.7 billion in reserves at the end of the current budget year in June, or nearly 25% of state spending. Meanwhile, Lundstrom said lawmakers may pass a budget adjustment package during the special session, then do more budget-balancing work during the 60-day session that starts in January 2021.
Video: MAFS' Stacey addresses rumours she will appear on The Bachelorette
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Supermarkets are rewriting their playbooks to deal with demand, safety. Here's how things stand in metro Phoenix
Supermarkets are feeling pressure to rewrite their playbooks as they grapple with surging demand. Some data indicate online shopping for many retail items doubled last month compared to March 2019. Sprouts, too, is looking to hire more people in stores, distribution centers and other areas, with about 300 open positions in metro Phoenix. Albertsons and other supermarkets are partnering with companies like Marriott and Hilton to provide jobs to hospitality workers who have been furloughed. "We are seeing ongoing hiring in the effort to keep up with the surge in demand," said the JPG analysts.
Cold upper low will make a loop to Las Vegas, then return to Southern California
A cold cutoff low spinning off the Southern California coast Wednesday afternoon will head toward Las Vegas Thursday morning, then loop back to Southern California before heading east to Arizona Friday night, the National Weather Service said. As a result, wintry scattered rain and mountain snow with below-normal temperatures will persist across the region through early Friday. Interstate 5 over the Grapevine can expect brief periods of mixed rain and snow, but no significant travel issues were anticipated. Brief periods of heavy rain are likely, and thunderstorms, although not expected, could not be entirely ruled out. Showers are expected to taper off by Friday as the stubborn low-pressure system finally heads east into Arizona.
First state prison inmate dies of COVID-19, lockdown expands
The Telford Unit is under medical restriction, and the number of Texas state prisons locked down after inmates or staff tested positive for COVID-19 rose from two to 15, the TDCJ said. A 49-year-old state corrections officer died Monday after testing positive for COVID-19 while hospitalized for a heart condition. No one else at the Estelle Unit prison in Huntsville where he worked has tested positive, the agency said. At least 67 of 84 residents at the facility tested positive for COVID-19, and several staff members were infected as well. The rate of deaths among African Americans in Houston is similar to other U.S. cities, including Chicago, and states that are reporting a disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths in African American communities.
New Albany church members lift Mount Carmel East medical staff with cheers and meal
Sarah Traylor is a campus pastor on the Faith Life Church staff who helped to organize the heroes welcome for the Mount Carmel shift that reports at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The outpouring of support Wednesday night heartened Mount Carmel East staff members. Rendia Crews, an environmental services manager at Mount Carmel East, was one who took out her cellphone and waved back to the assembly. Those who came to Mount Carmel East said it was time well spent. These are intense days at the hospital, said Mark D’Aloisio, vice president of operations at Mount Carmel East.
Coronavirus: Top official says sports unlikely before Thanksgiving in Santa Clara County
SAN JOSE – Fans wanting to attend a 49ers game or any other sporting event in Santa Clara County could be wanting until late November, if not later. That was the message Santa Clara County Executive Officer Jeff Smith delivered to the Board of Supervisors during a discussion Tuesday about when strict shelter-in-place orders might be relaxed. Santa Clara County, along with the rest of the state, appears to be slowing the spread of COVID-19, but life likely won’t return to normal without a substantial increase in testing. Smith, who has the authority to close sports facilities, highlighted other reasons for keeping the shelter-in-place orders in place. In addition to the San Francisco 49ers and the San Jose Sharks, the county is home to the San Jose Earthquakes, the San Jose Giants and three major universities, including Stanford, Santa Clara and San Jose State.
Dearborn mosque gives Beaumont 500 medical masks
To help personnel at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn treat surging numbers of COVID-19 patients, a city mosque has donated 500 medical masks, members announced Wednesday. The donated masks were delivered Wednesday. Nationally, the Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies needed to protect the front-line workers, the Associated Press reported this week. More than 300 pieces have been delivered to Beaumont hospitals, and an additional large distribution was expected this week, she told The Detroit News. The donated masks were delivered Wednesday.
Watch: Kelli O'Hara talks about her Oklahoma upbringing, wows with 'Take Me to the World' during live-stream benefit concert
Watch: Kelli O'Hara talks about her Oklahoma upbringing, wows with 'Take Me to the World' during live-stream benefit concertO'Donnell started the segment interviewing the Oklahoma City University graduate about her Broadway beginnings. O'Hara gave shoutouts to both her parents and her OCU vocal teacher Florence Birdwell. Watch Elk City native and Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara talk about her Oklahoma upbringing and her start on Broadway, introduce her children and deliver a stunning performance during a recent live-stream fundraising concert. And I loved it, and I just knew I wanted to do it,” O'Hara recalled. “I have to say, there’s a tiny bit of me that never wants this to end,” O'Hara admitted.
Boston as a port city
But as a cruise port the Hub garners some pretty impressive numbers. All the cruises, Lane said, “make Boston a very popular market for Norwegian.”AdvertisementKey to Boston’s success as a cruise port is the proximity of the terminal to downtown. “As a gateway port, Boston provides us with a very nice mix of what we look for in a turn port: good airlift, convenient distances to other ports and other gateways such as Quebec or Montreal,” said Erik Elvejord, public relations director for Holland America Line. Boston is “a fantastic town for history, food, and experience, so guests can choose to come in early or stay late,” he said. Elvejord said approximately 65,000 Holland America passengers will visit the city this year, based on 47 cruises that depart, end, or visit Boston during the season.
S. Korea may suffer job losses amid pandemic: finance minister
(Yonhap)South Korea's job creation may suffer a decline, as the coronavirus pandemic has strained the country's economy and business activities, the nation's chief economic policymaker said Thursday. "The number of applicants for unemployment allowances is estimated to have increased in March from a year earlier," he added. The total number of beneficiaries reached 536,000, up 16 percent from a year earlier. Monthly job creation also mostly centered on seniors. South Korea detected 53 new cases of COVID-19 infection Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 10,384.
Mainland China reports 63 new coronavirus cases, two more deaths
FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk across a street at Beijing's Financial Street during evening rush hour, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), China April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu WangBEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported on Thursday 63 new cases of the coronavirus, up from 62 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said. Of the new cases, 61 involved travellers arriving from overseas. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China to 81,865 as of Wednesday.
US intelligence agencies started tracking coronavirus outbreak in China as early as November
(CNN) US spy agencies were tracking the rise of the novel coronavirus as early as November, weeks before that information was included in President Donald Trump's daily intelligence briefing, a former US military official told CNN. "As a matter of practice the National Center for Medical Intelligence does not comment publicly on specific intelligence matters. No such NCMI product exists," Colonel Dr. R. Shane Day, director of the National Center for Medical Intelligence, said. Intelligence officials are also trying to determine how many cases and deaths have occurred in countries like China, where US officials say the publicly reported numbers cannot be trusted. Much of the information flowing from the intelligence community on the current crisis comes from National Center for Medical Intelligence, Clapper added.
Luckin Coffee's stock has been halted for pending news since Tuesday
Cups of drinks are seen at a Luckin Coffee store on April 3, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Luckin Coffee's stock has been halted for pending news since Tuesday morning. The stock was up 0.9% in premarket trading Tuesday before it was halted at 9:15 a.m. Eastern time. There is no time limit for how long a stock can be halted for pending news. Goldman Sachs said Tuesday it would seize and sell Luckin Coffee shares from Lu after he defaulted on the terms of a $518 million margin loan.
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YouTube singer Rebecca Black comes out as queer following a breakup with a woman
Friday singer Rebecca Black has come out as queer, admitting that her most recent relationship was with a woman. 'I think to me the word queer feels really nice,' she went on. Reflecting: Earlier this year, Rebecca opened up about the depression she suffered as a teenagerWho could forget? It was certainly a whirlwind for Rebecca after the song and video went viral in 2011, and some fun experiences did come along with it. 'Nine years ago today, a music video for a song called "Friday" was uploaded to the internet,' she wrote on February 10.
Diane Kruger disinfects park bench during outing with mom and daughter in LA after revealing haircut
Diane Kruger has recently been getting in some quality family time during self-quarantine amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. The German model/actress has been hanging out with her mom, who recently gave her a haircut during isolation. She wiped down a park bench with a disinfectant wife as the one-year-old played with her scooter. Kruger shares the toddler with partner Norman Reedus, 51, whom she met on the set of their 2015 film Sky. She previously showed off her cute quarantine cut, done by her mom, in a black-and-white selfie.
Marble, drape and justice: inside the U.S. Supreme Court
And Chief Justice John Roberts savoured a bowl of soup while lunching with his clerks in a book-lined study. These are some of the moments captured by Reuters since it began last October to chronicle a single nine-month term of America's highest court. The session is set to close by the end of June, with rulings still awaited on abortion rights, race-based university admissions and President Barack Obama's immigration plan.
CDC report reveals racial disparities in coronavirus cases
Dr. James Hildreth, President and CEO of Meharry Medical College, tells Lawrence O’Donnell economic conditions facing minority communities make social distancing difficult, adding they “have a lot of things working against them, and that’s just another thing added to the challenges.”
As Europe Confronts the Coronavirus, What Shape Will Solidarity Take?
Because these bonds imply a clear and explicit sharing of the cost incurred to fight the Covid-19 crisis, as a symbol of European solidarity,” says Silvia Merler, head of research at the Algebris Policy Forum, the research branch of an investment fund based in Milan. “But they are by no means the only tools on the table,” she added. The wounds of that crisis are still deep, as is the feeling in Italy and Greece that the European Union was also not there to help much with the migration crisis that peaked in 2015-2016. Mr. Gentiloni and others are keen to stress that, despite a fleeting resemblance, this time is different. “I think it is a completely different crisis,” Mr. Gentiloni said.
Video: Andrew Constance urges people not to travel this weekend
Video: Senior minister who left his Sydney apartment to stay at his beachside holiday home faces $1,000 fine for lockdown breach - but Gladys Berejiklian won't sack himNSW state MP Andrew Constance urges people not to travel this weekend due to coronavirus.
Fiscal general de Ecuador dice existe más de una prueba contra Rafael Correa
Este martes, la justicia ecuatoriana condenó a 18 procesados por el delito de cohecho, entre ellos al expresidente Rafael Correa y el exvicepresidente Jorge Glas. Correa y los otros involucrados fueron hallados culpables de haber recibido dinero de forma irregular por parte de la empresa brasileña Odebrecht. El dinero, dice la Fiscalía, habría sido utilizado para financiar ilegalmente al partido Alianza País. Discutimos este tema con Diana Salazar, fiscal general de Ecuador.
Coronavirus hotline service to begin for foreign nationals in Japan
The Japan Medical Association said Wednesday that a medical support nonprofit organization will set up a multilingual hotline to help foreign nationals in Japan with inquiries regarding the new coronavirus. The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia Medical Information Center will operate the service in eight languages between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Friday to May 20. The phone number for the hotline is 03-6233-9266. The JMA will give financial assistance to the information center, which provides medical support for non-Japanese speakers, a JMA official said. Since January, phone calls to the center have surged due to inquiries regarding the coronavirus, the JMA official said.
Jo Ferguson dead: Inside the troubled world of Sydney stylist
The death of 46-year-old celebrity stylist Jo Ferguson on Wednesday of suspected liver and kidney failure has shocked many in Australia's media and entertainment industries. Tragic: The death of 46-year-old celebrity stylist Jo Ferguson on Wednesday of suspected liver and kidney failure has left the media industry in 'shock'. High-profile romance: Jo dated television presenter Tom Williams (pictured) for several years until 2003. Abrupt exit: In 2011, Jo quit her job as fashion director at Woman's Day magazine via email at 4:30pm on a Friday afternoon, leaving with immediate effect. Pictured with supermodel Miranda Kerr on September 13, 2007 in SydneyFamous friends: Jo is pictured with model Kristy Hinze on December 14, 2008.
Data shows shocking racial disparity in coronavirus cases
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot talks with Rachel Maddow about data that shows coronavirus affecting Black America disproportionately, what factors contribute to that disparity, and what the city of Chicago is doing to address the problem.
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As pandemic deepens, Trump cycles through targets to blame
China, President Barack Obama and federal watchdogs have all had a turn in the crosshairs. President Donald Trump is falling back on a familiar political strategy as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic: deflect, deny and direct blame elsewhere. The effort is taking on more urgency during a once-in-a-century health crisis playing out just seven months before voters go to the polls. Federal inspectors general, believed to be conspiring to make the White House look bad. In the face of extraordinary electoral headwinds, finding fault elsewhere has become the directive for the president’s allies, according to four White House officials and Republicans close to the White House.
Doctor's Death Shows U.S. Could Be Undercounting Coronavirus Toll
(NEW YORK) — As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass’ family begged him to work from home. That made him possibly the first physician still treating patients in New York City to die from the disease caused by the coronavirus. This used to be a very, very rare thing in New York City and suddenly it’s jumped up. Bass, the New York City doctor, believed he had been getting better in the days before his death and continued working for Phoenix House, which provides residential and outpatient treatment at multiple locations in New York City and Long Island. She said she received an email from Bass at 6:27 p.m. on March 27, the evening before his death.
Jarryd Hayne's rape trial is delayed
Former rugby league star Jarryd Hayne's rape trial - which had been due to start next month - has been postponed because he wants a jury to decide his fate. Newcastle District Court Judge Roy Ellis on Thursday indicated the May 4 trial would have been able to proceed if it was before a judge alone, but Hayne wanted a jury trial. Judge Ellis said there would not be enough time to organise a jury panel for May 4. Judge Ellis agreed to vacate the May 4 trial date and ordered a new trial to begin on November 23. Judge Ellis agreed to a defence request to vary Hayne's bail so he no longer has to report to police once a week.
Nicaragua inaction on virus raises fears of regional spread
A fruit vendor, wearing a protective face mask, makes her way through a popular market in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)A fruit vendor, wearing a protective face mask, makes her way through a popular market in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Cuba’s Health Ministry has said two people arrived sick from Nicaragua and a third person tested positive this week after returning from Nicaragua. Health experts in Nicaragua are concerned that the virus may be quietly spreading as the government actively thwarts measures to contain it. Teams were playing to mostly empty stadiums before the league stopped for Holy Week, but games are scheduled to resume after the holiday.
Your isolation cleaning habits based on your star sign
'Being laidback comes second nature so you'll happily stay indoors to chill watching a rom com or an exciting thriller,' Mr Aujula said. Try creating culinary delights in the kitchen, investigating your family history or take online lessons to broaden horizons,' Mr Aujula said. 'You believe if people can't see it it doesn't need cleaning. Your creative juices can find form through hand crafts, sewing or knitting,' Mr Aujula said. Research your next travel adventure whilst you stimulate the mind through puzzles and sudoku,' Mr Aujula said.
Illinois falls short of coronavirus testing goal as known case count rises to over 15,000
“Unfortunately, it is our understanding now that the federal government redirected most of these early tests to private systems without our state input about where the tests would make the most impact,” Pritzker said. “That said, we believe this new test capacity will begin to show up in our numbers as soon as these labs start to utilize their full capacity.”
California woman licked supermarket goods totaling $1,800, police say
Police arrested a Northern California woman after she reportedly licked merchandise at a South Lake Tahoe supermarket, ruining almost $2,000 worth of groceries. Officers responded to the Safeway location on Johnson Lane on Tuesday “for the report of a customer ‘licking’ groceries inside of the store,” the South Lake Tahoe Police Department said Wednesday in a news release. AdvertisementLocal woman arrested after "licking" items inside a #SouthLakeTahoe grocery store. @SLakeTahoePD arrested her on felony vandalism charges after $1800 worth of merchandise compromised. The woman, identified as 53-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident Jennifer Walker, was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and booked into the El Dorado County jail, police said.
NBA legend Michael Jordan wins long-running China trademark dispute
Advertising Read moreBeijing (AFP)China's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of basketball legend Michael Jordan in a long-running trademark dispute, ending an eight-year legal battle with a Chinese sportswear firm that illegally used his name. Upholding intellectual property rights is one of the core disputes of the US-China trade war, and a phase one deal signed in January saw Beijing pledge to improve protections of intellectual property. The Supreme Court decision overturns two previous verdicts in favour of the Chinese firm. However the Supreme Court referred the case over the use of the logo for retrial by the State Intellectual Property Office. The verdict -- a rare victory for a Western brand in a Chinese intellectual property infringement case -- was announced shortly after US President Donald Trump launched a sweeping investigation into China's record on intellectual property.
Man, 26, fatally shot in Chicago Lawn
A 26-year-old man was killed when he was shot Tuesday in Chicago Lawn on the South Side. Barron Berry was in a parked vehicle about 9:35 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Artesian Avenue when he was shot in the abdomen, officials said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died, Chicago police said. Berry lived in the neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.
In virus-hit America, World Health Organization in firing line
With the United States in the throes of a historic public health crisis, President Donald Trump is aiming fire at the institution at the heart of the response — the World Health Organization. On Tuesday, as cooped-up people around the world cheered on medical workers for World Health Day, Trump threatened to withhold money from the WHO, of which the United States is the largest funder. RELATED STORIES Some nations weigh easing up on restrictions amid coronavirus pandemic“For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. People all over the United States and Europe and elsewhere are dying because of what we think was very, very poorly handled, which is probably the most diplomatic way of putting it,” he said. The United States has since recorded more than 14,700 deaths, with most of the population under some form of lockdown.
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Emily Ratajkowski catches a flight at JFK with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and dog Colombo
Emily Ratajkowski has been keeping her followers updated as she quarantines amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. She dressed down in grey sweats Wednesday with a face mask and protective gloves as she arrived at John F Kennedy International Airport to catch a flight with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and their dog Colombo. Ratajkowski previously posted a video compilation of herself toasting her reflection in the mirror, captioned: '#stayhome.' The dog has taken over her Instagram even more than usual as she and Bear-McClard, 31, isolated at home. The Gone Girl star and her husband have frequently been spotted walking Colombo during breaks from quarantine.
George and Amal Clooney donate $1M for coronavirus relief; more stars give seven figures
The Hollywood power couple donated more than $1 million toward coronavirus relief, Clooney's rep Stan Rosenfield confirmed to USA TODAY Wednesday. The couple also contributed $300,000 to international charities Lebanese Food Bank, Lombardo Italy Region and the National Health Service. She tweeted she believes the fund will be "a powerful way to make a difference for our neighbors in need." Rihanna, Pink, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, James Taylor, Bruno Mars and Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have each donated at least $1 million toward coronavirus relief. Contributing: Sara M MoniuszkoMore: Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey and others launch $12M coronavirus relief America's Food Fund
COVID-19 update: Missouri has 3,328 cases, 58 deaths
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized grew slightly to a total of 519 patients, up 11 from Tuesday, according to a report from the Missouri Hospital Association. #readlocalThe data indicates that the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in the state, the report said. The areas hardest hit by the coronavirus in Missouri include St. Louis County, which had 1,302 positive cases of the coronavirus; St. Louis with 444, St. Charles County with 254, Kansas City with 249 and Jackson County with 167. St. Louis County also has seen the most deaths at 15. The COVID-19 disease has been more deadly to older generations.
Complaint filed on behalf of woman who gave birth in Chula Vista Border Patrol station
A Guatemalan woman who gave birth in a Border Patrol station last month says agents ignored her requests for medical attention, leading to her partially giving birth while standing and clutching the side of a trash can, according to a complaint filed on her behalf Wednesday. The woman’s version of the story, published in the complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security office of the inspector general, is quite different from what U.S. Border Patrol agents said happened. When Border Patrol found them, her husband told agents that Ana needed immediate medical attention, but they were taken to the station for processing, the complaint says. At the station, Ana was told by agents to sit down, but because of her pain, she stood, holding a garbage can for support. The two San Diego-based nonprofits also recommended that Customs and Border Protection — the umbrella agency over Border Patrol — implement a new policy that any pregnant woman be taken to a hospital for evaluation immediately upon entering custody.
Togo Comm. to hire new employees through online interviews
Togo Communication, a local PR agency based in Seoul, will hire new employees by conducting video interviews online as part of efforts to participate in nationwide campaign to contain COVID-19 virus, the company said Thursday.The agency will continue so-called “untact” job interviews with applicants for internships and accountant executive posts, until the government declares an end of the pandemic.“Even though we face the danger of COVID-19, we decided to conduct untact job interviews to continue hiring process and secure safety at the same time,” said Park Min, head of Togo Communication.“We might consider continuing untact job interviews even after the pandemic ends, if the process helps applicants save their time without having to travel around.”Togo Communication, is a PR and consulting agency specialized in media communication projects with beverage, IT and startups companies.
Huge 850ft road bridge collapses in Italy - but just two drivers are injured
AdvertisementA huge bridge section has collapsed in Tuscany, the latest case of Italy's infrastructure crumbling after years of neglect. The 850ft bridge on the SS330 road near the town of Aulla, roughly midway between Genoa and Florence, in the northern tip of Tuscany, collapsed at 10.25 am (0825 GMT). A handout photo made available by the Italian Carabinieri Press Office shows the collapsed bridge on a provincial road between Santo Stefan Magra and Alibano in Massa-Carrara province, Tuscany, Italy, todayA collapsed bridge is seen on SP70 provincial roadway near Aulla, in Tuscany, Italy todayThe collapsed bridge on a provincial road between Santo Stefano Magra and Albiano in Massa-Carrara province, Tuscany, Italy, today. A handout photo made available by the Italian Carabinieri Press Office shows the collapsed bridge on a provincial road between Santo Stefan Magra and Alibano in Massa-Carrara province, Tuscany, Italy todayThe collapsed bridge on a provincial road between Santo Stefano Magra and Albiano in Massa-Carrara province, Tuscany, Italy today. Another van driver was reportedly unhurt but in shockThe collapsed bridge on a provincial road between Santo Stefano Magra and Albiano in Massa-Carrara province, Tuscany, Italy todayThe collapsed bridge on a provincial road between Santo Stefano Magra and Albiano in Massa-Carrara province, Tuscany, Italy todayThe road affected by Wednesday's incident had been repaired after bad weather in November.
Joshua Jackson makes a grocery run in LA days after pregnant wife Jodie Turner-Smith's due date
Joshua Jackson is bracing himself for fatherhood as he and wife Jodie Turner-Smith prepare to welcome their first child. He cut a cool dad look Wednesday with a black N99 face mask as he made a grocery run at Erewhon Market in Los Angeles while his wife enjoyed some rest at home. Meanwhile, Turner-Smith, 33, posted to her Instagram story as she lied on the couch while playing with a Harry Potter 'Which wizard are you?' The Queen & Slim star revealed last month that she's expecting a girl, posting a maternity shot for International Women's Day. filter (she's Draco)Home stretch: Jackson gave an update on the pregnancy last month: 'We are in the very, very home stretch.
Melbourne couple celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary renew their vows at home
Over the weekend, little Hannah and Coby wanted to throw their doting parents an anniversary day to remember after they saw their mother's old wedding dress. Next thing we knew we were all getting dressed up and planning for a wedding,' Mrs Taylor told Daily Mail Australia. She started asking questions about weddings and vowels and what it means to redo our vowels,' Mrs Taylor said. Mrs Taylor shared her story in The Kindness Pandemic Facebook group on April 7, which has since been 'liked' more than 16,000 times. 'I think in 10 years time we will look back to this moment as we do now our wedding day and think "if only we knew then what we know now".'
Video: MAFS' Stacey reveals why she wants to get smaller breast implants
Video: 'I think they're big for me': Married At First Sight's Stacey Hampton reveals she wants to get her breast implants replaced with smaller ones after losing weight'I think they're big for me': Married At First Sight's Stacey Hampton reveals she wants to get smaller breast implants since she has lost weight.
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Can I go for a walk? Your lockdown exercise questions, answered
The Prime Minister says people can now go out to exercise – for example, on a run, walk or cycle – just once a day. Police will have power to issue on-the-spot fines of £30 to people who are seen meeting without good reason. Confusion surrounds where the public are still allowed to exercise, and how the police will check whether citizens are complying with the rules. The PM’s instructions are that we must only exercise alone or with members of your household. Rupert Arnold, Chief Executive of the National Trainers Federation, says every single country is still exercising racehorses, however, even Italy.
Ticker: Burton donates masks; Airbus cuts production
Burton to donate 500,000 respirator masks across NortheastThe Burton snowboard company is donating 500,000 respirator masks to hospitals across the Northeast, harnessing the company’s worldwide footprint to help put a dent in the lagging stockpile of personal protective equipment for the coronavirus pandemic. Donna Burton Carpenter said her company’s largest binding manufacturer, Fudakin in China, directed her to a nearby factory that was making FDA-approved KN95 respirator masks. The price of masks were increasing almost by the hour as competing bidders sought to increase their supplies. “It’s absolutely insane that a snowboard company has to do this because we’re the ones who have the relationships in China,” Burton Carpenter said. “We are adapting production to the new reality of the airlines,” Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said.
Trump thanks India for decision on anti-malaria drug
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked India for its decision to increase exports of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, an unproven treatment that Trump has promoted in the fight against the novel coronavirus. India said on Tuesday it will allow some exports of hydroxychloroquine after Trump urged New Delhi to release supplies of the drug seen as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. Thank you Prime Minister @NarendraModi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Celebrity photographer Rankin reveals how to capture the perfect online close-up
Celebrity photographer Rankin (pictured), shared his advice for looking groomed in online close-ups‘Personality is still the key to a great result — the way you perform on camera. Look through the lens and try to connect with each person.’When it comes to lighting, ‘make sure the light source is in front of you. ‘If you’re using your phone, your arm will ache and you’ll get a wobbly frame if you hold it throughout. If you’re looking directly into a mirror, you cannot judge the dark areas under your eyes properly. And make sure you’re centred in the camera’s view.
April Love Geary dons a face mask but no gloves for grocery run in Malibu amid coronavirus lockdown
April Love Geary followed Mayor Garcetti's advice on Wednesday afternoon, when she stepped out in Malibu donning a face mask. But the 25-year-old model, who is engaged to 43-year-old Robin Thicke, opted to go gloveless while pushing her cart through the aisles of Vintage Market. Geary, with her golden brown tresses flowing freely, rocked a grey, leopard print sweat set for her solo grocery run. Geary, who shares two daughters, Mia, aged two, and Lola, aged one, with Thicke, has been in quarantine with her family amid the coronavirus pandemic. In February of 2019, the couple welcomed their second daughter Lola.
Point of order: Congress weighs how to govern from afar
“At this point we’re trying to figure out logistics of doing hearings, and we’re looking into whether we can do virtual or Zoom hearings,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told The Associated Press on Tuesday. As for floor votes, House Democrats said in a report last month that it’s best to follow the current practice of unanimous consent or, in its absence, roll call votes. But remote voting, wrote Rules Committee Democrats, presents a universe of security and other challenges. Yet remote voting has its fans. “This time, it is not the Senate’s meeting space that is at risk,” they wrote, proposing remote voting for up to 30 days.
Bella Thorne giving tenants a break on rent during downturn
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Bella Thorne is giving the tenants renting her home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., a break due to high unemployment during the coronavirus crisis. A source close to Thorne told us: “Wanting to do something to help, she furloughed the rent” for April. The star apparently felt that “this whole coronavirus is just so unfair in so many tragic ways that there is no way that I’m going to add to their mental and economic stress,” the source said. The ex-Disney star, 22, reportedly paid $2 million for the house when she was 19.
George and Amal Clooney donate more than $1 million to coronavirus aid efforts
George Clooney and his wife Amal have donated more than $1 million of their personal funds to help mitigate damage from the coronavirus. The money will help everyone from George's colleagues struggling in Hollywood amid a shutdown of the industry, to more direct relief efforts. Helping out: George Clooney, 58, and his wife Amal Clooney, 42, will donate $1 million of their money to coronavirus aid efforts, according to Deadline; pictured in MayGeorge and Amal have donated $250,000 each to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), the SAG-AFTRA Fund and the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles. In a message posted to social media, the 25-year-old singer explained: 'Every single day I am in awe of the medical workers on the frontlines. Rihanna has also donated $5 million to frontline healthcare workers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the state.
A YouTube gamer helped raise nearly $660,000 in 12 hours for Covid-19 relief efforts
The #HopeFromHome livestream brought together entertainers, influencers, gamers and other creators across platforms including YouTube, Facebook Twitter and TikTok to benefit three global charities. His near 12-hour livestream Tuesday raised almost $659,000 alone, close to 40% of the global total raised. "It was inspiring to see the online community come together for #HopeFromHome," Tiltify CEO Michael Wasserman said in a statement Wednesday. "Yesterday was the highest numbers of unique online donations we have ever seen in 12 hours." "Amazing things happen when people and communities come together," Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, said in a statement.
Here are some Chicago-area religious services to stream online
The Tribune is compiling a list of available online services from local congregations. See below for a form to submit your group or church’s information. If you’ve already submitted yours, we may just not have been able to add it yet.
Funny or offensive? Trump asked about pardoning 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic during coronavirus conference
At a White House press conference Wednesday, a reporter asked President Donald Trump a pop culture-infused question: What are his thoughts on pardoning the "Tiger King" star? "I was wondering if you've seen the show and if you have any thoughts on pardoning Joe Exotic," Nelson continued. Trump asked. "You know what, I say pardon Joe Exotic," Williams said in a video along with his tweet. SO FUNNY ????A reporter asked President Trump about Tiger King & if he would Pardon Joe Exotic!!
Biz Buzz: Local university using 3D printers to help with face mask shortage
Face masks are being produced at a rate of about 50 a day, Tapanila says. “We’ve been told by workers that when they’re wearing those (face masks) for many hours a day, the rubber band presses into the head and they’re very uncomfortable. Other printers on campus are producing components for the face shield, which is used to protect the face against saliva and other airborne fluids. It was developed by a dentist in Bozeman, and that’s become a widely used mask now for 3D printers,” he says. Tapanila anticipates having a stockpile of nearly 400 face masks before they begin coordinating with Bingham Memorial and Portneuf Medical Center for distribution next week.
Video: Diane Kruger and her son get some air at a park in Los Angeles
Video: Diane Kruger disinfects park bench during outing with mom and daughter in LA after showing off quarantine haircutDiane Kruger and her son get some air playing at a park in Los Angeles. Diane pairs her sweater with denim pants. Her son has a small toy scooter to fly around on.
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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center celebrating National Poetry Month by creating crowd-sourced poem with poet Quraysh Ali Lansana
Quraysh Ali Lansana [Photo by Melissa Lukenbaugh]Although Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center was forced last month to delay the grand opening of its new $30 million home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit multidisciplinary arts center is continuing to celebrate the arts. In honor of National Poetry Month, Oklahoma Contemporary is celebrating the art of poetry in April. The center will be connecting its audiences to work by living poets, collaborating with Oklahoma poet Quraysh Ali Lansana to create a crowd-sourced poem, providing insight into a poet’s creative process and sharing fun, poetry-inspired art activities. But I think I'm most excited to be working with Quraysh Ali Lansana," Oklahoma Contemporary Artistic Director Jeremiah Matthew Davis said in a blog post. He's been an ambassador for poetry and its value in creating meaning for people and helping us share our thoughts and our feelings.
Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, high winds threaten midwestern United States into Thursday
More severe weather is in store for Thursday, Accuweather meteorologist Danielle Knittle told USA TODAY, with thunderstorms and high winds forecast across the midwestern United States from the Mississippi River Valley to the Ohio Valley, threatening cities including Cincinnati and Memphis. "It's going to be a pretty chilly day Friday," Knittle said, adding that the winds should ease by Saturday. Thunderstorms are forecast to develop from the Mid-Atlantic into parts of Virginia and the Carolinas on Thursday morning, Knittle added. Near Denmark Iowa, in the southeastern part of the state, a storm produced softball-sized hail — 4 inches in diameter — on Wednesday evening, reported. An 84-mph gust was reported at Mountain Lake, Virginia, near the state's border with West Virginia.
Caring faces of the NHS... in one portrait: Artist pays tribute to medics fighting coronavirus
Look closer, and you’ll see the collage of an NHS nurse is made up of the faces of the very men and women helping to keep us safe. Hundreds of photographs of health workers were put together in a tribute by pop artist Nathan Wyburn. Underneath, he added the message: ‘Thank you.’A top artist who creates portraits has created this image as a thank you to NHS workers on the front-lines of the coronavirus crisis. ‘Most of my close friends work in the NHS and are out on the front line every day - I’m always in awe. I knew I had to do something to mark this Covid-19 era, but I never expected such a wonderful response.
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State football players find opportunities in a new frontier: Japan
Japan is better known for its cherry blossoms than its football, but the X-League isn’t some knockoff version of American football. In fact, it’s attracting players from abroad as another option to continue their football careers in the Canadian Football League or elsewhere. “People think it’s some different form, but it’s American football and expanding and growing especially from when I got there.”Like most pro football players in Japan, Joshua Cox is involved in education. “I used to put my head down just thinking about football and everybody looked at me as the one who would make more of myself than football,” Cox said. I could see myself staying here and being the bridge to helping the Japanese to elevate to American football level.”Rod.Beard@detroitnews.comTwitter: @detnewsRodBeard
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Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has lagged
Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has laggedNEW YORK (AP) — Speed is of the essence if a federal relief program for small businesses is going to be effective in combating the damage wrought by the coronavirus lockdowns. Yet, days into the program, many Main Street businesses are still waiting for the cash infusion necessary to stay alive. Others say they haven't even been able to apply for loans under what's called the Paycheck Protection Program. The problems range from the technical to the bureaucratic, although the Small Business Administration says it has corrected those on its end.
U.S. makes $490 million deal with GM for emergency ventilators
Ford is partnering with Florida-based Airon, which makes portable ventilators generally used to transport patients. President Trump ordered GM to build ventilators on March 27, invoking the Defense Production Act, a law that allows the U.S. government to force companies to build needed supplies during an emergency. In tweets, Trump slammed GM, imploring the company to “START MAKING VENTILATORS NOW!!!!! ADIn a statement, company spokesman Dan Flores said GM and Ventec are “working with speed and urgency” to provide the ventilators. Flores said GM plans to start volume production of its ventilators next week, though he would not say how many the company initially plans to make or at what pace.
Mayor: Nonessential businesses must close
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Locked-down Spain celebrates Holy Week with music and humour
But with a nationwide lockdown in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, Spaniards are finding ways to mark Holy Week from their homes, by blasting religious music from their balconies or viewing videos of last year's parades. - Toilet paper roll icon -Pablo Murillo, a Catholic father of four, said he was celebrating Holy Week with "more seclusion". "My oldest who is 12 puts the speakers in the bathroom, and takes a shower while listening to the Holy Week 'marchas'," Murillo said. In Seville, two municipal police cars drove slowly in front of a church, stopping at times before moving on just like Holy Week floats do, to the tune of religious music. With processions called off, many religious brotherhoods have focused on helping fight the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 14,500 lives in Spain, one of the highest tolls in the world.
'Trolls World Tour' goes all in on the tunes with animated 'toons
'Trolls World Tour' goes all in on the tunes with animated 'toonsPoppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) learn that Troll tribes love different genres of music animated "Trolls World Tour."
Watchdog links Syria to deadly 2017 nerve-agent attacks
The exhaustively detailed, 82-page report is the first by the OPCW’s Investigation and Identification Team, which is systematically reviewing evidence of past chemical attacks in Syria in an attempt to ascribe blame. The IIT was created in 2018 amid Western frustrations over the lack of accountability for hundreds of deaths from chemical weapons during Syria’s nine-year civil war. The Assad government denied for years that it possessed chemical weapons. Assad also joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, which bars future production and use of chemical weapons. There were no confirmed incidents using far-deadlier sarin nerve agent until the attacks in Ltamenah in 2017.
Would you pay $1,011 for washing? Quarantined traveller reveals exorbitant hotel dry cleaning fees
A quarantined traveller has revealed the exorbitant laundry prices in the hotel they are forced to stay in for two weeks due to the coronavirus. Dan Wood landed in Sydney from the UK last Friday, and is six days into his mandatory 14-day quarantine at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel. Mr Wood posted images of the hotel price list for laundry and dry cleaning on Reddit on Wednesday, where washing a single T-shirt costs $16.50. A Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the hotel did not make money off the increased laundry costs. The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Sydney, where Mr Wood is in quarantine after returning from overseas'We use an outsourced laundry that have temporally reduced their operation,' the spokesperson said in a statement.
Covid-19, la vuelta al mundo de France 24: Afroamericanos e hispanos en EE. UU. son los más afectados
Covid-19, la vuelta al mundo de France 24: Afroamericanos e hispanos en EE. son los más afectados© France 24El gobernador de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo, anunció que realizarán más pruebas de coronavirus en las comunidades latinas y afrodescendientes debido a que son estas poblaciones las que han resultado más afectadas por la pandemia. En Washington, la líder de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi, anunció una investigación contra Donald Trump por su actuación ante la enfermedad y en California, el aislamiento llevado a cabo ha permitido disminuir el número de contagios. A pesar de ello el gobernador insta a mantener el cuidado y el uso de mascarillas debido a que el riesgo no ha cesado.
Heathrow Airport announces it will remain operational with one runway amid fury from passengers
Heathrow Airport has sparked fury after announcing it will keep one of its runways open amid the coronavirus pandemic. The airport has two runways and will alternate which one they keep open on a weekly basis. Heathrow Airport has sparked fury after announcing it will remain open with just one runway amid the coronavirus crisis. Pictured: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 todayTravellers were quick to point out the lack of tests on landing, and questioned why the airport remains open at allBut travellers were quick to point out the lack of tests on landing, and questioned why the airport remains open at all. BA has already suspended flights from Britain's second busiest airport, Gatwick, and London's City Airport.
Seattle hospital takes innovative steps to keep staff and patients safe
NBC News’ Joe Fryer details the efforts in one Seattle hospital to keep the patients and staff safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Video: Brooke Boney says growing up poor prepared her for COVID isolation
Video: Today show reporter Brooke Boney says that growing up poor in housing commissions has helped prepare her for COVID-19 lockdownsToday host Brooke Boney talks about how growing up poor allowed her to prepare for coronavirus lockdown.
Opinion: Mike Lindell, not Yamiche Alcindor, is the hero
This matched the basic tone taken by a large faction within the political press. Presumably because, at the end of his remarks, Lindell claimed that the lord almighty had helped elect Donald Trump president to save our once-beleaguered nation from its alleged depravations. My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Washington. Yesterday, PBS's Yamiche Alcindor, one of the many pundits masquerading as a dispassionate journalist, was chided by Trump during his presser. She risks absolutely nothing by asking the president questions.
Opinion: Response contributes to coronavirus confusion
But instead of clarifying things, my calculations raise more questions:In the United States, the current “ball of confusion” starts, of course, with President Donald Trump. “There’s a lot we don’t know,” he said. “We don’t know how it interacts with the cell. We don’t know how it invades it. We don’t know how it overcomes the cell’s innate immune system.”James Rosen is a longtime Washington correspondent who’s covered Congress, the Pentagon and the White House.
Coronavirus testing time to shorten from 6 hours to 20 minutes: DGIST
(DGIST)South Korean scientists in Daegu have developed a diagnostic kit that will cut down the COVID-19 testing time from previous six hours to 20 minutes. This diagnostic agent has been transferred to a diagnostic kit maker called Mmonitor, whose website crashed due to heavy traffic as of 11 a.m., Thursday, upon the announcement by Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology. During the processing time, a patient must wait four to six hours to learn the result. The machinery requires some 50 million won ($41,000) investment. As DGIST’s technology requires no expensive temperature maintenance, new devices that must accompany the kit will cost less than 1 million won ($822), the university research center said.
LETTER: Coronavirus and the hydroxychloroquine issue
If I’m at home with COVID-19, I cannot get the hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin medicines. But if I’m in a hospital on a ventilator, I can? Why wouldn’t it be prudent to give me the medicines and keep me from going to the hospital and being put on a ventilator? That makes no sense to me.
Costco says curbs on customers and store hours amid coronavirus crisis tempered growth
Costco Wholesale’s sales soared in March, but not as much as expected: Curbs the retailer placed on its operations to cope with coronavirus-related demand slowed the pace in the back half of the month. Limits on customer traffic, store hours and the closure of some departments put a damper on growth in recent weeks, the company said on a prerecorded call. It was still the biggest monthly gain in at least seven years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, and tops the 11.6% growth Costco posted last month. Sales in Walmart’s U.S. stores rose 17% over the past four weeks, according to internal documents seen by Bloomberg. Compared with Walmart, though, Costco’s locations are more concentrated in coastal areas hardest-hit by the coronavirus, according to analysts at UBS.
Married At First Sight's Stacey Hampton addresses rumours she will appear on The Bachelorette
Married At First Sight's Stacey Hampton is finally done with the show after the season finale on Sunday night. But on Wednesday, the 26-year-old law graduate addressed rumours she will soon be looking for love on The Bachelorette. During a Q&A video posted to YouTube, one of Stacey's fans asked: 'Would you go on another (reality) show?' Married At First Sight's Stacey Hampton (pictured) has addressed rumours she will appear on The Bachelorette'Give me a year to think about that. After amassing a huge following on Instagram, Stacey launched her YouTube channel last week.
Cara Santana spotted with ex Jesse Metcalfe as they stop by gas station during coronavirus lockdown
She split from her fiance Jesse Metcalfe in January after more than a decade together. But on Wednesday, Cara Santana was spotted with Jesse as he filled up his Mercedes G-Wagon at a gas station in Los Angeles. The sighting has led to speculation that the exes may have reunited given their outing together during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Cara Santana and Jesse Metcalfe broke up in January after a four-year engagement. The Instagram influencer has been keeping busy in self-isolation by sharing selfies and giving beauty tips via social media.
Ruby Princess slashes its prices after 600 passengers contracted coronavirus
The coronavirus-stricken Ruby Princess has slashed its prices after more than 600 passengers contracted the deadly virus on board. Ten nights on the Ruby Princess from San Francisco to Alaska in May 2021 has been slashed by $320 to $2,799 per person. Passengers will have to pay just $2,679 for 10 nights leaving from San Francisco. The Ruby Princess is currently docked in Port Kembla, near Wollongong. The Ruby Princess is currently docked in Port Kembla, near Wollongong.
Federal aid assigned to rural New Mexico hospital
Closed stores are shown at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Jen Schroer says the state's tourism industry will continue to suffer amid COVID-19 restrictions and vowed the state will do what it can to help hotels, tourist spots, and businesses recover once restrictions are lifted. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)Closed stores are shown at a central plaza and shopping district amid a public health order that has closed down most retail stores and suspended dine-in restaurant service in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, March 27, 2020. State health officials reported three new virus-related deaths and 72 new infections, with 59 individuals hospitalized. A state public health declaration bans nonessential business and outings, while testing for the coronavirus has been expanded to people without symptoms in nursing homes and those likely to have been exposed to infected people.
Family members get into a fight when one accuses the other of hiding toilet paper
(CNN) A family in California experienced firsthand the effects of the toilet paper shortage -- but their experience turned violent in their own home. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Shirley Miller told CNN deputies responded to a Saugus home around 3 a.m. Monday for a family disturbance. "This is the first arrest I've heard of that started out over an argument over toilet paper," Miller said. The son accused the mother of hiding the toilet paper. The mother admitted to it and told deputies it was because her son was using too much, Miller said.
Coronavirus updates: Australian police seize cruise ship black box
A warm welcome to our colleagues joining us from their homes in the Indian capital Delhi. They are following this development in India today where 20 neighbourhoods in their city have been sealed to stop the spread of the virus. These include Nizamuddin, the area where a Muslim congregation at a mosque happened last month, setting off several clusters across India. "No person will be permitted inside these localities or will be allowed to leave them," deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, said. India is also in the middle of a 21-day nation-wide lockdown - all public places, schools, colleges, most workplaces and transport services are shut.
Defense official says media reports about November coronavirus intel assessment are false
A defense official on Wednesday issued a rare denial of reports by ABC News and others that claimed a November intelligence assessment warned about a rapidly spreading coronavirus in China that posed a threat to American forces in the region. Col. R. Shane Day, the director of the NCMI, a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency, refuted the ABC News report in a statement. "As a matter of practice the National Center for Medical Intelligence does not comment publicly on specific intelligence matters," he said. The DIA and NCMI spent the past 24 hours going over anything that could be related to the alleged assessment, but failed to find anything, a defense official told Fox News. Over the weekend, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week" that he couldn't recall a November warning.
Opinion: Lakers' LeBron James keeping right perspective during coronavirus pandemic
Because he has a competitive side, LeBron James conceded the ending to this 2019-20 NBA season might not sit well with him. When it came to basketball, James sounded both brutally honest and relentlessly positive. And then on the offensive end, we’re going to play fast, but we’re going to play smart and we’re going to play together. And everything started with myself and AD, and it trickled down to everyone else.”This isn’t the time to write the Lakers’ season in review just yet. Yet, it is still inspiring to see how James has stomached the reality he might not play basketball anytime soon.
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A truce in the oil-price war could come this week. U.S. energy firms are still bracing for a recession.
ADThe United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia are the Big 3 oil-producing nations, and the other two want to see American cuts in proportion to their own. He has hinted that he might impose tariffs on imported oil, over opposition from the major American companies. The Energy Information Administration forecast a decline in U.S. consumption of 500,000 barrels a day this year, compared with 2019. But IHS Markit, the company Yergin is associated with, predicts a fall of 2.9 million barrels a day, or close to 15 percent of American consumption. This week Exxon, the last holdout, announced it was cutting such capital spending by 30 percent, or about $10 billion.
World Bank downgrades outlook for developing countries in Europe, Central Asia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank sharply downgraded its outlook for developing countries and emerging markets in Europe and Central Asia this year due to the coronavirus epidemic, but said those economies could swing back into solid growth in 2021. FILE PHOTO: A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. That marked a downward revision of 5.4% to 7% from the bank’s outlook just three months ago. It said the baseline scenario was becoming less likely, and the downside scenario looked more probable. The pandemic came at an already fragile time for the region, the bank said, noting that growth in the emerging market and developing economies of Europe and Central Asia had already slowed to 2.2% in 2019 from 4.3% in 2018.
Video: New York cathedral transforms into extra hospital for COVID patients
Video: Manhattan cathedral is converted into a makeshift hospital with nine medical tents and 400 beds in its nave - ready for COVID-19 patients to arrive as soon as next weekNew York cathedral, Church of St. John the Divine, transforms into an extra hospital with beds to help treat coronavirus patients.
Réunion cruciale des pays producteurs de pétrole en pleine crise du coronavirus
Les prix du pétrole ont chuté depuis le début de la crise du coronavirus. En réaction à l'effondrement des prix lié à la pandémie de coronavirus, les principaux pays producteurs de pétrole se retrouvent jeudi par écrans interposés pour tenter de s'accorder sur des baisses de production. Contrairement à d'autres, Washington ne peut contraindre les producteurs dans son propre pays car les règles sur la concurrence empêchent les entreprises de se coordonner. Enfin, crise sanitaire oblige, la conférence se fera à distance et non au siège du cartel à Vienne comme habituellement. Avec AFPLe résumé de la semaineFrance 24 vous propose de revenir sur les actualités qui ont marqué la semaine Je m'abonne
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. to Hold Virtual Annual Meeting of Stockholders
TORONTO & MINNEAPOLIS — Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE:CDAY; TSX: CDAY) today announced that, due to the public health impact of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CDT (the “Annual Meeting”) has been changed to a virtual meeting. To take part in the Annual Meeting, qualified individuals must register online by visiting (the “Annual Meeting Website”) and following the instructions posted online. After completion of registration, further instructions, including a unique link to access the Annual Meeting, will be emailed to the registrant. A list of the names of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting will be available for ten days prior to the Annual Meeting. The stockowner list will also be available during the virtual Annual Meeting for examination by stockowners on the live Annual Meeting website.
Will the UK go into full lockdown and could outdoor exercise be banned?
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned outdoor exercise could be banned if individuals continue to ignore social distancing rules. His comments follow reports some members of the public flouted social distancing rules over the weekend, which saw temperatures rise to 21 degrees and thousands flock to beaches and parks. In some of London's most popular parks, the police were forced to separate large groups and order sunbathers to return home. Amid warnings that the Government could introduce tougher measures including a ban on exercise if social distancing rules are flouted, some local authorities have called for roadblocks to prevent people flooding to the area over the Bank Holiday. Despite the warnings, Housing and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed there are no "imminent plans" to ramp up social distancing restrictions.
'In a war, we draw': Vietnam's artists join fight against Covid-19
With its archetypal propaganda aesthetic, nationalistic tone and heroic figures, one might assume Hiep’s poster was created by a communist state’s information ministry. “I wanted to make something that can go viral, raise awareness and inspire people to do the right thing,” he adds. Pham Trung Ha, an acclaimed painter hailing from Vietnam’s older “golden age” of artists, did collaborate with the government. If we cannot be at the frontline, all artists can support in our own way by delivering information through propaganda paintings,” he added. Artists in Vietnam, like Kim Lien, are resolute in their response: “In Vietnam, the government says we are at war with the virus,” she says, “So, as artists, we do our job in a war: we draw.”
Ex-Ranger Hamilton indicted, accused of beating daughter, 14
This undated file photo provided by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department in Fort Worth, Texas shows Josh Hamilton. Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her. (Tarrant County Sheriff's Department via AP) This undated file photo provided by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department in Fort Worth, Texas shows Josh Hamilton. Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her. According to an affidavit by a Keller Police Department detective, Hamilton’s daughter told police that he went on a rampage Sept. 30.
Five more in San Diego County die of coronavirus as case total rises to 1,530
San Diego County officials said Wednesday that five more county residents have died of the novel coronavirus. The county also logged an additional 76 cases of COVID-19, bringing its total to 1,530 cases with 36 deaths. AdvertisementIn San Diego County, about 53% of COVID-19 patients are 20 to 49 years old. “This is yet another reminder that this disease does not respect ages,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. AdvertisementWinkley writes for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Hospital officials confirm temporary closure of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portland Ave.
This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portand Ave., which used to be called Deaconess Hospital, is being temporarily closed, a spokeswoman for INTEGRIS confirmed late Wednesday. Exceptions to the closure will include the hospital's emergency room and a few limited outpatient services like radiology and ambulatory fusion, said Brooke Cayot, a spokeswoman for INTEGRIS. The postponement of non-emergency surgeries and procedures has led to a declining patient census at both the main INTEGRIS Baptist campus and the Portland Avenue campus, Cayot said, in explaining the reason for the temporary closure. "We fully anticipate that if and when we see a surge of COVID-19 patients in Oklahoma City, we will be reopening this campus," Cayot said.
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Hospital officials confirm temporary closure of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portland Ave.
This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Portand Ave., which used to be called Deaconess Hospital, is being temporarily closed, a spokeswoman for INTEGRIS confirmed late Wednesday. Exceptions to the closure will include the hospital's emergency room and a few limited outpatient services like radiology and ambulatory fusion, said Brooke Cayot, a spokeswoman for INTEGRIS. The postponement of non-emergency surgeries and procedures has led to a declining patient census at both the main INTEGRIS Baptist campus and the Portland Avenue campus, Cayot said, in explaining the reason for the temporary closure. "We fully anticipate that if and when we see a surge of COVID-19 patients in Oklahoma City, we will be reopening this campus," Cayot said.
Coronavirus: Gang life 'has stopped' because of COVID-19
Gang rivalries have been "put on hold" and violence has "stopped" as members follow coronavirus lockdown rules, the head of a charity has told Sky News. AdvertisementMr Thomas, who was a senior gang member before turning his life around, told Sky News: "Rivalries have been put on hold. "I spoke to a gang member from Lambeth and he said in relation to a rivalry - 'we ain't letting that go'." Mr Marczewski said this has led to a reduction in drug-dealing as gang members and their customers have to stay inside. He continued: "Gang members tend to find innovative ways to make money no matter what the situation.
Video: Emily Ratajkowski quiet when asked Bernie suspending campaign
Video: Emily Ratajkowski catches a flight at JFK with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and dog Colombo amid coronavirus pandemicEmily Ratajkowski keeps mum when asked about Bernie Sanders suspending his campaign. Emily wears a mask as she jets out of JFK airport in New York.
New York has 12 TIMES more deaths than California because the state was slow to react to outbreak
New York state continues to be ravaged by the pandemic, recording its deadliest 24 hours when 779 were killed. New York state continues to be ravaged by the pandemic, recording its deadliest 24 hours when 779 were killedNew York's death toll is now more than 12 times that recorded in California. California was one of the first states to record cases of the killer virus, as the pandemic reached US soilHospital workers in Burbank, California. New York did not go into lockdown until several days after California. He went on to praise Washington and California states for their response to the pandemic.
NYC's Cathedral of St. John the Divine is converted into a makeshift hospital overnight
New photographs show how the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York has been transformed into a field hospital practically overnight. The Gothic style cathedral, located in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, has cleared its pews in exchange for 400 hospital beds inside its 600-foot-long nave. Nine climate-controlled medical tents will be placed in the nave and subterranean crypt. New photographs show how the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, has been transformed into a field hospital practically overnight. To deal with the influx of patients other field hospitals have opened in Central Park and the Javits Center.
Kristen Johnston opens up about dating Ryan Reynolds in the 1990s revealing he's a 'lovely person'
Kristen Johnston had nothing but nice things to say about her ex-boyfriend from the 1990s, Ryan Reynolds on Tuesday night. Nice things: Kristen Johnston had nothing but nice things to say about her ex-boyfriend from the 1990s, Ryan Reynolds on Tuesday nightShe added he's a 'lovely, lovely person,' though she wouldn't divulge any further details about their relationship. Johnston and Reynolds dated for just a few months between August 1999 and January 2000. Took off: Johnston added that she did not expect the character to go on to become, 'this gay iconic testament... it sort of just took off'Loosely based: 'It was fantastic. Sitcom star: Johnston starred as Sally Solomon on the hit sitcom 3rd Rock From the Sun, which ran from 1996 to 2001
There may be some relief for the hospitality sector amid coronavirus
First, the good news for some workers in the hospitality business. is in talks to hire furloughed workers from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, Marriott and the New York Sports Club. “Employment in leisure and hospitality fell by 459,000 mainly in food service and drinking places,” the BLS said. And don’t be shocked if a million or more food service and booze jobs are lost when the April numbers come out early next month. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — or CARES Act — was signed into law by President Trump last week.
Huge step towards coronavirus vaccine as Australian treatment is tested for the first time
Australia could be one step closer to a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough. A new vaccine developed by University of Queensland researchers will soon be tested on the live virus for the first time in a biosecurity facility in the Netherlands. It comes as testing of another potential coronavirus vaccine began at the CSIRO lab in regional Victoria last week. That protein will be the essence of the vaccine, capable of generating immune system responses that protect people. The number of Australian cases of coronavirus grew to 6,089 on Thursday morning.
Coronavirus CA: Grants help Sacramento restaurant businesses
With California’s stay-at-home orders in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, restaurant business has plummeted in several places, including Sacramento. To ease the impact, Sacramento community organizations are raising funds to support restaurants along the Stockton Boulevard Commercial Corridor. All food services within the Stockton Boulevard Property and Business Improvement District are eligible to apply, Louie said. “A lot of restaurants are trying to figure it out in hopes of trying to stay open,” she said. All restaurants in the Stockton Boulevard Property and Business Improvement District can apply online.
Tucson school districts determine how coronavirus closures will impact student grades, graduation
Cholla High School student Genesis Garcia worried her grades would suffer when the coronavirus shut down Arizona schools last month. But since the shift to remote learning, it’s been hard for her to keep up with classes because of extra responsibilities at home. On Tuesday, April 7, the Tucson Unified School District’s Governing Board decided that students can use their grades earned in the third quarter, before schools were closed, as final grades for the fourth quarter. “This is their chance to maybe even relax a little bit because all year they’ve been working really hard. Students can also redo third-quarter work to improve their grades if the teacher allows.
Grocery employees say they fear for their lives at work
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FBI arrests Texas man for coronavirus hoax meant to empty grocery stores
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man is facing federal charges for allegedly posting on Facebook that he had paid a person with coronavirus to spread the virus in San Antonio-area grocery stores in an attempt to get people to stop shopping. It was not immediately known if Perez has legal representation. His arrest came on the same day that police in Carrollton, Texas, near Dallas, took 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga into custody after she allegedly said on Snapchat that she was intentionally spreading coronavirus. The Carrollton Police Department said on its Facebook page that Maradiaga was charged with making a terroristic threat. Calls to Carrollton police were not returned and it was not immediately known if Maradiaga had legal representation.
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Scores of detained Rohingya freed in Myanmar as virus fears mount
A court in Myanmar has suddenly dropped cases against two of the largest groups of arrested Rohingya, totalling 128 peopleAdvertising Read morePathein (Myanmar) (AFP)Cases against scores of Rohingya Muslims detained after fleeing Myanmar's restive Rakhine state have been dropped, as fears grow of a potential coronavirus outbreak in the country's overcrowded prisons. A military crackdown in 2017 forced some 750,000 Rohingya to escape to Bangladesh, where they languish in sprawling refugee cities. On Wednesday a court suddenly dropped cases against two of the largest groups of arrested Rohingya, totalling 128 people. Scores more are set to be released by other courts and sent back to Rakhine, a Rohingya activist told AFP. It is unclear where the Rohingya will be taken in Rakhine and authorities have not yet given the reason for their sudden liberation.
Kobe Bryant's The Wizenard Series: Season One debuts atop The New York Times best-seller list
Kobe Bryant's book The Wizenard Series: Season One has debuted in the top spot on The New York Times' best-seller list for middle-grade hardcover books. Champion: Kobe Bryant's book The Wizenard Series: Season One debuted in the top spot on The New York Times' best-seller list for middle-grade hardcover booksShe continued, 'The Mamba strikes again. My husband @kobebryant would have been so proud to see his work continuing on with The #Wizenard Series: Season One. Other titles from the publisher to hit the best-seller chart includes Epoca: The Tree Of Ecrof, Legacy And The Queen and The Wizenard: Training Camp. He is survived by wife Vanessa and their three other children - Natalia, 17, Bianka, three, and Capri, nine months.
Sex toy sales triple during New Zealand's coronavirus lockdown
But that’s not all New Zealanders have been hoarding, according to the nation’s largest retailer of sex toys, which said sales of its products tripled after Jacinda Ardern announced a month-long lockdown of the country. The measures generated mirth on social media about a possible baby boom nine months after the stay-at-home rules lifted, and worried family planning specialists as access to various forms of birth control dwindled. Purchases tripled in all three countries on the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on 11 March. New Zealand’s Family Planning organisation had conducted hundreds of phone consultations each week, most of them requests for oral contraceptives which were running dangerously low in New Zealand’s pharmacies, said Beth Messenger, a spokesperson. “If people are pregnant, we want them to have the health care they need,” Messenger said, adding that Family Planning had urged the government to fund at-home tests during the shutdown.
Photos: After 11 weeks, Wuhan reaches end of lockdown tunnel in China
Click here if you are having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. After 76 days of a strict quarantine, Chinese authorities lifted the lockdown order in Wuhan allowing residents to travel. The Chinese government dealt with the outbreak by closing down Wuhan and forcing their residents to stay inside. Despite being given the freedom to move around, Wuhan residents still had to abide by prevention measures. Elsewhere in China, Wuhan resident who traveled had to face another 14-day quarantine upon arriving in a new city.
Coronavirus Today: How our elders keep us strong
Here’s what’s happening with the coronavirus outbreak in California and beyond. Newsletter Get our free Coronavirus Today newsletter Sign up for the latest news, best stories and what they mean for you, plus answers to your questions. The coronavirus models health experts use to predict sickness and death vary widely, and they rely on specific assumptions about what people and governments are doing to stop the contagion. “All of the available information strongly suggests that social distancing policies are making a big difference,” said an advisor to the University of Washington’s coronavirus modeling team. — Practice social distancing, such as maintaining a six-foot radius of personal space in public.
Nine Network issues explosive statement slamming 'bloated' NRL executives
The Nine Network has launched a scathing attack on the NRL, accusing the league of mismanagement and breaking its lucrative broadcast deal. 'At Nine we had hoped to work with the NRL on a solution to the issues facing rugby league in 2020, brought on so starkly by COVID-19,' Nine's statement said. ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys warned the suspension of the NRL season could have a 'catastrophic impact' on the sport. An Australia without rugby league is not Australia,' he said. This is an extraordinary scenario for rugby league and I will do whatever I need to do.'
Bill would free doctors facing life or death choices amid pandemic from liability
Charlie Baker is taking steps to shield doctors, nurses and some health care facilities on the front lines from liability as a possible surge in coronavirus cases is expected. In addition to doctors and nurses, the bill would also protect EMTs and facilities like the field hospitals at Worcester’s DCU Center and South Boston’s convention center. “This bill will make sure that they are free to do their jobs as best they can amid this unprecedented situation,” Baker said at a press conference Wednesday. The new Department of Public Health guidelines will help hospitals decide who would get access to the equipment when and if patient demand outstrips supply. Massachusetts guidelines give further priority to pregnant patients and health care workers.
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Jonah Hill and fiancee Gianna Santos don matching colors in Santa Monica as they step out for air
Jonah Hill and fiancee Gianna Santos matched colors in their outfits as they stepped out for fresh air in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday, as the state remains under lockdown orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Los Angeles native, 36, wore a long-sleeved magenta sweater by Adidas with black pants and a black ball cap. Quarantine days: Jonah Hill, 36, and his fiancee Gianna Santos, 31, matched colors in their outfits as they stepped out for fresh air in Santa Monica on Wednesday as California remains under lockdown orders amid the coronavirus pandemicThe Beach Bum actor and the social media influencer confirmed their engagement last fall. Jonah, who appeared on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm this past season, paid $6.77 million last year for a 3,100 sq. Hill would go on to get another Oscar nomination for his role alongside Leonardo Dicaprio in 2013's The Wolf of Wall Street.
Nursing home deaths rise in Maryland with tests, protective gear scarce
Pleasant View has become the site of one of Maryland’s worst outbreaks, 40 miles outside the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. Some nursing homes asked for help before cases were reported, but didn’t get it. Two of Maryland nursing homes’ main suppliers said they were unlikely to be able to meet the demand, Heffner said. “Nursing homes are obviously on the front lines of this, given the population that they serve,” said LeadingAge spokeswoman Lisa Sanders. Nursing homes should be prioritized for the equipment just as other healthcare workers are, she said.
Japan to pay firms to leave China, relocate production elsewhere as part of coronavirus stimulus
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Ian Thorpe on staying close to his 90-year-old grandmother during the coronavirus outbreak
Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has revealed the touching way he is staying in contact with his 90-year-old grandmother during the coronavirus pandemic. Touching: Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has revealed the touching way he is staying in contact with his 90-year-old grandmother during the coronavirus pandemic. The former swimmer has been appointed as the celebrity ambassador of a new mental health initiative called 'A G'day a Day'. During his successful swimming career, Ian was the first Australian to win five Olympic gold medals. Ian and partner Ryan Channing, split in November, after dating for two years.
Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla share 15-year anniversary photo
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are celebrating a huge milestone in their marriage, albeit under drastically different circumstances than previous markers. “The photo was taken earlier today at Birkhall.”WHERE WAS PRINCE CHARLES BEFORE TESTING POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS? Camilla moved on and married cavalry officer Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973, only to part ways in 1995. Diana and Charles would ultimately call it quits after their marital woes became public and their divorce was finalized in 1996. Charles married Camilla in 2005.
Miami ordena a clientes y trabajadores de tiendas y farmacias que usen máscaras en todo momento
El Aeropuerto de Miami, una amenaza ante la pandemia 0:52(CNN) — Las autoridades en Miami dijeron el martes que cualquier persona que trabaje o visite negocios, incluidas las tiendas de comestibles, debe usar una máscara u otros revestimientos faciales “en todo momento”. La orden, que comienza a medianoche de este miércoles, requiere que los empleados y clientes en supermercados, restaurantes, farmacias y tiendas de conveniencia usen máscaras mientras se encuentren en las instalaciones. El nuevo mandato también se extiende a los trabajadores de la construcción y la entrega de alimentos. La ciudad de Miami está pidiendo a las personas que se cubran tanto la nariz como la boca con máscaras fa