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Coronavirus live updates: Italy’s death toll becomes highest in world surpassing China

first_imgnarvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — pandemic of novel coronavirus, which began in China just three months ago, has tightened its grip around Europe and North America.The new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has spread to every continent except Antarctica as well as every single European country.There are more than 229,000 diagnosed cases globally and over 9,300 fatalities, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Over 84,000 people with diagnosed cases have recovered.There are 10,755 diagnosed cases in the U.S., spanning all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. At least 159 people have died in the U.S., according to ABC News’ count.Here’s how the news is unfolding Thursday. All times Eastern:1:50 p.m.: All Texans must avoid gatherings of more than 10Texas is joining other states across the country in ordering the closure of all schools, gyms and restaurants.Restaurants may still operate as take-out and drive-thru, according to the executive order, which goes into effect at midnight.All Texans must avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people, Gov. Greg Abbott announced.Visits to nursing homes are also banned unless to provide critical assistance.More than 140 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Texas and at least three people have died, officials said.1:30 p.m.: Italy’s death toll surpasses China’s number of fatalitiesWith 427 deaths in the last 24 hours, Italy’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 3,405, surpassing China’s number of fatalitiesCoronavirus has killed 3,249 in China, according to Johns Hopkins University.As COVID-19 ravages Italy, China’s mainland reported a major milestone Thursday — no new domestic COVID-19 transmissions for the first time since the outbreak started.Meanwhile, Spain saw 294 fatalities from coronavirus within 24 hours, bringing the country’s total number of deaths to 803, according to Spain’s Health Ministry.With over 17,000 diagnosed cases, Spain is the second hardest-hit nation in Europe, following Italy.12:09 p.m.: Malaria drug, recovered patients’ blood are potential treatmentsPresident Donald Trump said Thursday the malaria drug chloroquine will be made available “almost immediately” to treat COVID-19. He said the drug is being studied and the FDA had already approved its use.Chloroquine, an old malaria drug, may help treat novel coronavirus, doctors sayFDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said the malaria drug is one “the president has directed us to take a closer look at, as to whether an expanded-use approach to that could be done to actually see if it benefits patients.”“We want to do that in the setting of a clinical trial,” he said. Hahn also spoke about convalescent plasma as a potent treatment. He said officials are looking into collecting recovered patients’ blood to provide to others who are sick to try to help strengthen their response to the virus.11:06 a.m.: Prince Albert II of Monaco tests positive for COVID-19Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement posted to the palace’s Facebook account says his condition “does not cause concern.”The statement says the prince, who is the son of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly, is working from his private apartment and taking containment measures to limit contact with others. 10:50 a.m.: 75% of New Yorkers must work from homeAs cases increase in New York state, no more than 25% of employees can be in the workplace at the same time, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mandated. The other 75% must work from home.There are 4,152 people in New York diagnosed with coronavirus, though Cuomo cautioned that there’s many others who have the virus but haven’t been tested.Of those diagnosed in the state, 19% are in hospitals, he said.Cuomo chastised the young people still flocking to beaches for spring break, calling it “so unintelligent and reckless I can’t even begin to express it.”Cuomo also announced some economic relief for New Yorkers.“If you are not working, if you are working only part-time, we’re going to have the banks and financial institutions waive mortgage payments for 90 days,” the governor said.10:02 a.m.: White House aims to send most US adults $1,000, Mnuchin says The White House is working to send $1,000 dollar checks to most adult Americans and an additional $500 per child, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo in a phone interview.These checks would be part of the trillion dollar plan for “phase 3,” which would be the third stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in response to COVID-19.Mnuchin said another round of identical payments would be sent out in another six weeks if the country was still experiencing a national emergency. 8:25 a.m. ‘This is absolutely serious,’ U.S. surgeon general warnsU.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams is urging young Americans to take the novel coronavirus pandemic more seriously and cooperate with health precautions, as throngs of college students were seen crowding beaches and bars for spring break. “This is absolutely serious. People are dying,” Adams told ABC News in an interview Thursday on Good Morning America.“Think about your grandmother, think about your grandfather,” he added. ” You’re spreading disease and that could be what ultimately kills them.” Adams advised all Americans — young and old — to restrict non-essential travel, to stay home from work if possible and to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. “If we all do that across the country, then we can have our trajectory like China which overnight, good news, reported no new domestic cases,” he said. “Italy looks like the worst case scenario and it’s why we are ringing the alarm, why we’re telling America to take this seriously. But we have a better case scenario and China is reassuring. China shows us that if we do this, then in six to eight weeks we will hit our peak and start to come back down again.”The surgeon general emphasized that everyone has a role to play in fighting the epidemic and “little things that you do add up to big changes over time.” “If you are negligent, if you don’t practice good hygiene, if you go out and spread disease to someone else, then it can add up over time,” he said. “But good behaviors add up over time and what I tell people is, I want everyone to act as if you have the virus. Whenever you’re interacting with someone else, just imagine you have the virus and act as if you want to protect them or that they have the virus and you want to protect from getting it.”When asked about the frustration surrounding the lack of diagnostic tests for COVID-19, Adams said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “was never designed to provide millions of tests.” “What we’re really focused on now is making sure people who are at highest risk, including our health care workers, critically important, and people who have symptoms can get tested,” he said. “Thousands more tests this week, tens of thousands increasing by the day, and we’re not where we want to be but we feel like we’re moving in the right direction.” “Unfortunately, people who are asymptomatic or don’t really need to be tested based on priorities are out there getting tests and clogging up the lines,” he added. “Then our older people and sicker people, our health care workers won’t be able to get that testing.”7:51 a.m. CDC releases new data showing young patients are being hospitalized, tooOut of 508 patients known to be hospitalized for novel coronavirus in the United States, a decent portion of them were actually relatively young, according to data released late Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The new data shows that 20 percent of those 508 hospitalizations were patients who ranged in age from 20 to 44. Another 18 percent were between the ages of 45 and 54.COVID-19 is still significantly more dangerous for older people, with 80 percent of deaths associated with adults over the age of 65. But the new data is noteworthy considering evidence that young people may be taking warnings about social distancing less seriously. The more younger people who require hospitalization, the less resources there are for the older patients who are more likely to die from the disease.6:56 a.m. 50 new infections per hour in Iran, health ministry spokesman saysA spokesman for Iran’s health ministry revealed Thursday just how badly the novel coronavirus is ravaging his country.Kianoush Jahanpour said on Twitter that 50 people are contracting COVID-19 every hour in Iran, with one person dying from the disease every 10 minutes.“In terms of this information, make a conscious decision about travel, traffic, transportation, and sightseeing,” Jahanpour tweeted.More than 17,360 people in Iran have been infected with the new virus and 1,135 of them have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Iran has the third-highest national total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world.Iran’s deputy health minister, Alireza Raisi, urged residents on Wednesday to “please follow the guidelines and stay at home.”6:30 a.m. EU’s Brexit negotiator tests positiveThe European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator revealed Thursday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Michael Barnier, a French politician serving as the European Commission’s Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom, made the announcement on Twitter.“I am doing well and in good spirits. I am following all the necessary instructions, as is my team,” Barnier tweeted. “For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together.”I would like to inform you that I have tested positive for #COVID19. I am doing well and in good spirits. I am following all the necessary instructions, as is my team.For all those affected already, and for all those currently in isolation, we will get through this together.— Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) March 19, 2020Barnier was scheduled to hold talks over a future trade deal between Britain and the European Union on Wednesday with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Europe adviser, David Frost. But the negotiations were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.Although the United Kingdom formally left the European Union on Jan. 31, the country is in a Brexit transition period as both sides work to agree on a trade deal before the end-of-year deadline.4:40 a.m. Honolulu denies two cruise ships from disembarkingPassengers and crew aboard two cruise ships set to dock in Honolulu won’t be allowed to disembark in Hawaii’s capital, officials said, even though there are no positive coronavirus cases on either vessel.State authorities and cruise line officials previously said passengers and crew would be allowed to leave the ships at Honolulu Harbor. But on Tuesday, Hawaii Gov. David Ige asked visitors to postpone their travel to the island state for at least 30 days as part of efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The two vessels were already at sea at the time.Now, the ships will only be allowed entry to refuel and restock on food and supplies. The Maasdam, operated by Holland America Line, is scheduled to arrive at Honolulu Harbor on Friday and depart the following day. The Norwegian Jewel, operated by Norwegian Cruise Line, is scheduled to arrive Sunday.“The health and safety of all people in Hawaii is always at the forefront of operational decisions. Presently, all state resources are focused and directed towards containing the spread of COVID-19. Allowing more than 2,500 passengers and crew to disembark will further strain these resources,” Hawaii Department of Transportation Director Jade Butay said in a statement Wednesday night. “HDOT and the State are allowing the ships to dock at Honolulu Harbor so they may refuel and restock. Neither ship had originally planned to make Hawaii its final port and both will carry on to mainland destinations, where more resources can be marshaled to handle the passengers and crew properly.”4:09 a.m. Virus shuts down Las Vegas air traffic control towerThe air traffic control tower at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has temporarily closed after an air traffic controller tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The Las Vegas Terminal Radar Approach Control has assumed control of the airspace. McCarran International Airport remains open and operations will continue at a reduced rate until the situation is resolved.The FAA continues to maintain close contact with airports, airlines and other stakeholders during the situation, a spokesperson told ABC News.“The safety of our staff and the traveling public is the FAA’s top priority,” the spokesperson said in a statement late Wednesday. “Our controllers, inspectors and others with critical safety or security sensitive roles are essential components of our national airspace.”3:50 a.m. Half of the world’s student population out of schoolMore than 861.7 million children and youth — roughly half of the world’s student population — are not attending school as 107 countries enforce nationwide closures of educational institutions in an attempt to contain the coronavirus pandemic, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.An additional 12 countries have implemented localized school closures and, should these become nationwide, millions of more students will be impacted, UNESCO warned.2:30 a.m. China reports no new domestic transmissions for 1st time since outbreak beganChina’s mainland has reported no new domestic transmissions of the novel coronavirus for the first time since the outbreak started — a major milestone in the country’s fight against the epidemic.The Chinese National Health Commission said on Thursday that there were 34 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the mainland during Wednesday, but all were imported from overseas. There were no new cases of any kind reported during Wednesday in the city of Wuhan nor its surrounding Hubei province, the original epicenter of the virus outbreak.The newly identified virus first emerged in Wuhan back in December and, within weeks, the city was reporting thousands of new infections daily at the height of the country’s epidemic. Overall, China has reported more than 81,000 confirmed cases, mostly in Hubei province.Earlier this month, Chinese state media reported that the last of a dozen makeshift hospitals built to house coronavirus patients in Wuhan had wrapped up operations and officially closed. The first groups of Chinese medical teams who were deployed to Wuhan to assist with the outbreak began leaving on Tuesday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Public sector must spend cash wisely

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The public sector is collectively holding its breath. This week theChancellor of the Exchequer will announce the results of the 2002 ComprehensiveSpending Review, setting out the scale of investment in public services for thenext three years. Education and health are set to do well, and David Blunkett has fought agood campaign to win extra cash for the Home Office. But whatever the exact pattern of winners and losers, the one certainty isthat the cash will come with a whole panoply of targets and mechanisms forimproved delivery. The only way to achieve high-quality, efficient andresponsive public services, declares the Prime Minister, is through investmentlinked to reform and modernisation. This is not news to a sector under pressure from the public, media and evenits own staff. Recruitment and retention difficulties, high absentee figures,rising stress and low morale have emerged as dominant issues for most parts ofthe public sector. The ‘publicness’ of the public sector needs to be made clear when definingthe meaning of improved productivity. Universality and equity are fundamentalto any definition of the public sector and many of the goods and services theGovernment provides are free at the point of use and therefore hard to value inprivate sector terms. But equity and universality represent a cost the privatesector does not have to bear, so any re-examination of the goods and servicesmust respect the ‘publicness’ of the activities. Many government initiatives are well intentioned and have produced goodfirst round results – audits and inspections, while resented, have improvedperformance. And the Government’s four principles of reform – nationalstandards, devolution to the frontline, flexibility for public bodies andstaff, and greater choice over public services – underpin a focus on bothdeliverables and workforce capacity. But the danger is that simulating too many private sector techniques toenhance performance could prove counter-productive. The public sector has to beespecially careful that it retains the public service ethic at its core andthat if it adopts short-term contracts or outsources services it works doublyhard to keep that sense of organisational purpose. The key issue is to reform the public sector as an organisation – how it’slead and managed and how workers are offered autonomy and empowerment. There is a growing toolbox of techniques essential to creating greatorganisations – ranging from better leadership to getting the right balancebetween rewards and ‘sticks’ to address poor performance. To win the delivery battle, the public sector needs to address theseso-called ‘softer’ people and organisational issues. Otherwise that extraTreasury cash could seem like fool’s gold. By Will Hutton, Chief executive, the Work Foundation Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Public sector must spend cash wiselyOn 16 Jul 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Petrobras to spend $6bn on decommissioning of offshore infrastructure

first_img Petrobras headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. (Credit: Eric and Christian/Wikipedia.org) Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) revealed plans to spend $6bn to decommission 18 offshore platforms, subsea gas pipelines, and offshore wells.The investment on decommissioning of infrastructure will be made till 2024, reported Reuters, citing a securities filing of the Brazilian national oil company.Petrobras also said that it expects to get proceeds of $1bn from the divestitures it undertakes this year. Last year, the Brazilian firm reported proceeds of $14.4bn from asset sales.Recently, the company announced the sale of all of its interests in the Albacora and Albacora Leste concessions in the deep waters of the Campos Basin in Brazil. The sale aligns with the portfolio optimisation strategy taken up by the firm.Besides enhancing its capital allocation, the sale will help it to increasingly channelise its resources in deep and ultra-deep waters.In late August, Petrobras, in line with its divestment strategy, agreed to sell its stake in the Cricaré cluster in Espírito Santo, Brazil for $155m to Karavan SPE Cricaré. The cluster to be sold comprises 27 onshore exploration and production concessions.Petrobras wraps up full repayment of $2bn balance on revolving credit linesIn another securities filing, Petrobras said that it has completed the full repayment of the remaining $2bn balance on its revolving credit lines denominated in US dollars. which will now allow it to access new facilities.The state-controlled oil firm stated: “With this prepayment, the company currently has US$ 7.6 billion available for new withdrawals on the revolving credit lines denominated in US dollars and R$ 4 billion in Reais.“The operation will allow greater efficiency in cash management, in line with the company’s capital optimization strategy.”The second quarter of 2020 saw the Brazilian national oil company report a 56% decline in gross profit at $3.41bn compared to $7.7bn in the same quarter of 2019.The consolidated net loss attributable to its shareholders for Q2 2020 was $417m compared to $4.8bn of net income made in Q2 2019. The investment on decommissioning will be made till 2024, said Petrobras in a securities filinglast_img read more

US attack submarine USS Key West visits Yokosuka

first_img US attack submarine USS Key West visits Yokosuka November 21, 2017 Authorities View post tag: Fleet Activities Yokosuka US Navy fast-attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) stopped at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a port visit on November 21.The Los Angeles-class submarine is visiting Japan as a part of her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.“I’m incredibly proud of the crew and what they have accomplished over the past couple of months,” said Cmdr. Grady Hill, commanding officer. “Their hard work and preparation for deployment was evident in their flawless execution of complex operations. Now we have a new mission at hand – representing the United States while enjoying the sights and experiences that Japan has to offer.”“The sailors of this warship have worked very hard this year and we have accomplished a lot,” said Command Master Chief Eric Baker, chief of the boat. “Key West is excited to be back in Japan to enjoy some well-deserved and outstanding liberty.As a flight 688 submarine, Key West is outfitted with four Mk 67 torpedo tubes and 12 Tomahawk cruise missile vertical launch tubes.Key West was commissioned Sept. 27, 1980 in Norfolk. It completed a number of successful Eastern Atlantic deployments. In 1996 Key West transited the Panama Canal on the way to its new homeport in Hawaii. In 2012 Key West shifted to its current homeport of Guam. View post tag: USS Key Westcenter_img Share this article View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US attack submarine USS Key West visits Yokosuka View post tag: Los Angeles-classlast_img read more

Magdalen temporary library sparks student concern

first_imgMagdalen’s temporary library, which will serve the library needs of Magdalen students while the permanent library undergoes renovation, is proving disruptive as the new term begins.The temporary library is set to serve as the college library until the permanent new library re-opens in 2016. As it is not yet ready for use, however, students have been struggling to secure library space.An email sent to Magdalen students by Christine Ferdinand, a Fellow Librarian at the college, said, “You may want to find somewhere else to work Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning and possibly until next week when the St Swithun’s Library opens.“If you are working in the New Library on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday please be prepared to remove your things from your oak desk, while the Maintenance team remove it and replace it with a trestle table. They will work as quickly as they can. Our goal is to get the St Swithun’s Library open as soon as possible and the Maintenance team are helping us do that.”However, she also stressed that Magdalen was working as hard as possible to ensure the problems with the library would be resolved as quickly as possible. A further document sent to all Magdalen undergraduates advised students to,“1. Plan to move into the temporary library.2. Plan to work in the current New Library building until the last minute. 3. Plan to work elsewhere, such as in another library or in your room. 4. A combination of the first options.”Students have expressed disappointment at the college’s handling of the situation. “Normally it’s hard to find and share books on the reading list of a module that the whole university do, and without access to the Magdalen Library, this will make it even harder this weekend,” said one Historian.A Magdalen second year, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “ I appreciate them giving us a substitute, but I feel they could have done better than the undersized and understocked plaster-cast wedding marquee.” A second year medical student, with exams early this term that count towards her final qualification, said, “All the reference books are gone, many of which we don’t have borrow-able copies of.“The St. Swithun’s library looks like someone tried (and failed) to get the Great British Bake Off going in Oxford – not quite fitting with the beautiful 15th century architecture, I’d say. And surely that marquee isn’t going to be big enough? Think of the damage it’s doing to the grass…“Overall though, if the new library is built according to plan and isn’t delayed again, the end result should be quite spectacular — probably one of the best designed and most aesthetically pleasing college libraries in Oxford.”When contacted by Cherwell, Ms Ferdinand detailed the flaws of the existing building and explained the renovations, commenting, “The current library’s roof leaks every time it rains; the builders of the St Swithuns library guarantee that will not happen. We cannot control the heat in the current library — the boiler is either off or on, and when it’s on it can be stifling hot; we actually have thermostat controlled heating in the temporary library. Lighting is very poor in the current library; it is up to standard in the St Swithun’s Library. Additionally, there are few ethernet points in the current library; there are plenty in the St Swithuns Library.”Another student told Cherwell, “They’ve been very open about how the temporary arrangements will work, and have welcomed suggestions at every turn for how to make it all work better.“Sure, it’d be nice not to have to put up with the two or more years of inconvenience that these arrangements will necessarily cause, but the College desperately needs more space for people to work and for books, and it’s not immediately clear to me how to guarantee that with less disruption than what we’re going through now, failing the sudden appearance of a massive multi-million-pound donation to fund the parallel construction of an entirely new library.”Magdalen’s library renovations are set to enlarge the current library, providing more work spaces for the college’s expanding student population. The plans include a “library outside the library”, an outdoor seating space with wi-fi in the college’s Longwall Quad, and twice as many reading spaces as in the current library.For the next two years, students will use the temporary library, which has only 45 reading spaces and 3000 books. The majority of the college’s books will be kept in the university’s main Book Storage Facility in Swindon.The librarian stressed that the college were doing their best to minimise disruption, telling Cherwell, “I have liaised with other college librarians in our vicinity about allowing our students easier access to their collections during this transitional time.”last_img read more

SmartCombi

first_imgThe next generation of combi ovens has arrived with the launch of the new Henny Penny SmartCombi, available in the UK from equipment supplier ServEquip.The six-grid SmartCombi has a patented Advanced Steam Technology, which provides greater control of relative moisture and cooking climate, giving greater cooking output than 10-grid ovens, says the company.last_img

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Announce Red Rocks Live Album, 2 Shows At The Cap

first_imgColorado-based outfit Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nights Sweats’ have announced that they will release their first-ever full-length concert recording, Live at Red Rocks, on November 10, 2017 via the legendary Stax Records. The blistering 18-song set was recorded on August 21, 2016, marking the one-year anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a sold-out homecoming show at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the band’s first time headlining the revered venue.Live at Red Rocks includes performances of “I Need Never Get Old,” “Look It Here,” “Shake,” “Howling at Nothing” and “Wasting Time.” The recording culminates with special guests, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, joining The Night Sweats to perform “S.O.B.” before finishing with Sam Cooke’s classic “Having a Party,” as the second-line paraded right out of the theater with the band in tow.The album is available today for pre-order exclusively Rateliffe’s website and tomorrow (Friday, October 13th) everywhere else. Pre-orders include an instant download of “Failing Dirge”/“I’ve Been Failing,” featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who joined the band to kick off the set.Watch their live performance of “Failing Dirge”/“I’ve Been Failing” below:Additionally, the group has confirmed new U.S. tour dates this fall including two headline performances at the storied The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on December 9 and 10. General on-sale for the shows is Friday, October 13 at 12:00 P.M. ET and tickets can be purchased here for 12/9 and here for 12/10 respectively.Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Live At Red Rocks Tracklist:1. Failing Dirge (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)2. I’ve Been Failing (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)3. Look It Here (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)4. Intro5. Howling at Nothing6. Wasting Time7. Mellow Out8. Early Spring Till + Intro9. You Should’ve Seen the Other Guy10. I Need Never Get Old11. Shake12. Out on the Weekend13. Thank You14. I Did It15. Trying So Hard Not to Know16. S.O.B. (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)17. S.O.B. Reprise (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)18. Having a Party (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Upcoming Tour DatesOctober 27 Hulaween Live Oak, FLOctober 28 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Tampa, FLOctober 29 Soul Kitchen Mobile, ALOctober 31 Coca Cola Roxy Atlanta, GAdNovember 1 Alabama Theatre Birmingham, ALNovember 4 Fair Park Amphitheater Tupelo, MSDecember 1 The Masonic (KFOG Concert For The Kids) San Francisco, CADecember 2 Knitting Factory (94.9 The River Concert For Cause) Boise, IDDecember 9 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY*December 10 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY†March 2-6 One Big Holiday Punta Cana, DR*with The Budos Band†with Anders Osborne (solo)For more information on Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ upcoming tour dates and projects, head to his website.last_img read more

The Fans Have Spoken! The Top 10 Post-Hamilton Projects You’re Most Excited For

first_imgAmelie The Hamilton Mixtape Hamilton Movie Speech & Debate from $149.00 Moana In the Heights Movie Phillipa Soo Mary Poppins Related Shows Hamiltoncenter_img Hamilton PBS Documentary Star Files (Photos: Joan Marcus & Disney) Lin-Manuel Miranda Leslie Odom Jr. Concerts Leslie Odom Jr. Well, folks, it happened: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo performed in Hamilton for one last time on July 9. While we will absolutely miss this golden trio on the Great White Way, we don’t want you to fret about the world turned upside down. Miranda, Odom Jr., Soo and our beloved Groffsauce have a slew of post-Ham projects lined up. (Lin already performed with J. Lo on The Today Show this morning, you guys!) According to your top picks, Miranda is well on his way to EGOT-ing; he’s already got the Grammy, Emmy and three Tony Awards. His upcoming film projects have got fans amped, so perhaps an Oscar is what comes next? We’re willing to wait for it and all the other great work on the way for our Hamilton faves. In the meantime, check out your top 10 below! View Comments Looking Movielast_img read more

Mexican Army Rescues 104 Immigrants

first_imgBy Dialogo March 13, 2013 The Mexican Army liberated a group of 104 Central American immigrants that had been kidnapped and held at a house in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state, the Secretary of the Navy reported on March 10. The operation was carried out on March 7 due to an anonymous phone call reporting that “armed men arrived in vehicles [at the house], from where men and women were violently removed,” the institution said. The group of rescued immigrants, who had been held hostage for four days, consisted of 91 men and 13 women of whom 102 are from Honduras and two are from El Salvador. The National Human Rights Commission estimates that each year 20,000 immigrants in Mexico are kidnapped from their families for ransom. Alberto Donis, a coordinator at the shelter for undocumented migrants “Hermanos en el Camino”, based in Oaxaca, said “hundreds of undocumented individuals are murdered on their way to the U.S. border every year. We know it, because terrified survivors come to us and tell us about these crimes.” For instance, last week a Honduran national survived after armed men perpetrated an attack at the railway station in Veracruz, where two Salvadoran nationals were shot to death, no questions asked, he stated. “He survived because he begged them not to murder him, and then he came to the shelter for us to take him to the immigration authorities to be deported,” the activist added.last_img read more

New, Old, Jimi Hendrix – ‘Somewhere’

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York According to the YouTube info, and some scattered comments on a Reddit thread, “Somewhere” is a (largely) previously unreleased song from the late, great Jimi Hendrix, set to appear on an upcoming (March 5) album of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix music, People, Hell and Angels.Says Rolling Stone, the song was recorded in 1968, with Buddy Miles on drums and Stephen Stills on bass, and was part of the recording for First rays of the New Rising Sun, Hendrix’ follow-up to Electric Ladyland. Hendrix died before the new album could be completed.People, Hell and Angels is scheduled for a March 5 release. Also expected this year is All Is By My Side, a biopic on the iconic guitarist, starring Andre 3000, of Outkast fame. The film, which is said to focus on Hendrix’ early years, is a bit more controversial, as it was not officially approved of by the Hendrix estate, and therefore, could contain no actual Jimi Hendrix music.For now, “Somewhere” will certainly fill that void.Listen to Jimi Hendrix, “Somewhere” below.last_img read more