Rhode Island teacher under investigation for offering to pay virus-infected people to 'cough on' Trump
(USA Features) A Rhode Island teacher is under investigation school officials for allegedly offering on Twitter to pay anyone who is infected with coronavirus to "cough on" President Donald Trump.The teacher reportedly works for the Woonsocket School Department, and officials there have launched an investigation, according to NBC 10 News.The tweet read, "Somebody with COVID-19, I will pay you to cough on #Trump."In a subsequent post, the user identified herself as a sixth-grade ELL teacher at Villanova Middle School in Woonsocket.The account has since been deleted. The name of the teacher has ...
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Thailand imposes nationwide curfew to curb virus spread
Bangkok (AFP) - Thailand will introduce a six-hour night curfew in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus, authorities said Thursday, warning anyone who breached the order faced a two-year jail term.The curfew from 10 pm to 4 am (1500 to 2100 GMT) will begin on Friday and bars everyone in the country from leaving their homes. Exemptions will be made for essential staff, including medical workers, food and fuel transport staff, and postal services. The number of infections in Thailand has soared past 1,800 -- up more than 80 percent from a week ago -- and the death toll has nearly quadruple...
UAE puts Dubai's souk district under coronavirus lockdown
One ofDubai's oldest shopping districtshas been put under a strict lockdown due to an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, it was reported on Wednesday.Residents of Al-Ras, home toDubai's gold and spice souks, woke up on Wednesday morning to a ring of barricades encircling the area, cutting it off from the rest of the city.An outbreak of the deadly coronavirus had seen authorities shutter the whole area overnight, leaving inhabitants - mostly from the Indian subcontinent - subject to a two-week curfew.Tramswill not stop at stations in Al-Ras, buses diverted, and anyone not a resident of the are...
Murphy calls for anyone with medical training to join N.J.'s battle against coronavirus. ‘We need you.’
State officials are asking retired health-care workers and anyone with medical training to help New Jersey’s medical system battle thecoronavirusthat threatens to overwhelm it, with a surge in hospitalized patients expected by the middle of next month.“I’m putting out a call for volunteers with qualified medical training and experience who wish to join our fight against coronavirus," Gov. Phil Murphysaid Friday in Trenton at his daily coronavirus press briefing.“This isn’t just for New Jersey residents either. We’re looking across our nation for help.”Brick-and-mortar hospitals are already bus...
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Love ‘Tiger King’? Let’s remember N.J.'s controversial ‘Tiger Lady’
It seems all anyone wants to talk about this week is the coronavirus— and Joe Exotic.As we’re all home self-distancing, the latest Netflix docuseries to commandeer the pop-culture consciousness is “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness,"which dives deep into the bizarre underworld of exotic pets and barely legal roadside zoos.The seven-part series, which premiered March 20, chronicles the antics of Joe Maldonado-Passage, the self-described Tiger King known as Joe Exotic, face of the G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma. The show follows Maldonado-Passage’s quest to take out — literally — Carol Baskin, an an...
Help stop the spread of coronavirus by staying home. Stay sane while you're there with these 14 book series.
Binge-watching is all well and good, but how about binge-reading? It’s just the thing for anyone who’s ever finished a book and thought, “I wish there was more of that.” As many of us adjust to staying at home more often (social distancing, people!) to aid coronavirus containment efforts, here are some suggestions from Seattle Times features staffers for books that come in multiples; you may not need to leave your armchair until summer.Megan Burbank, outdoors/general assignment reporter“Dublin Murder Squad” series by Tana FrenchLast year, I cut back seriously on my true-crime habit after servi...
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For anyone still on the road, Pulaski Skyway will be closed overnight Wednesday, Thursday
The Pulaski Skyway will be closed in both directions Wednesday and Thursday nights this week for structural steel work as the rehabilitation of the historic 88-year-old bridge continues, state Department of Transportation (DOT) officials said Tuesday.To avoid delays, the DOT is encouraging motorists to use the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension to all destinations, including the Holland Tunnel, I-78, or to I-280/Route 7 and Route 1&9 Truck southbound. All other motorists will be directed to Route 1&9 Truck in both directions.From 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day on both Wednesday and Thursda...
Bayanihan in the time of COVID-19
I don’t think anyone could have predicted what was going to happen this year when we all celebrated the new year last January. It certainly does feel like the longest year ever, and March isn’t even over. Honestly, at this point, I’ll spare any talk about how could it get worse, because 2020 seems to be a lesson in Murphy’s Law. What we’ve been learning so far is that it can always get worse.It seems as if we are just at the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 story. Many experts predict that it is going to get worse before it gets better, and that the only way out is by stay...
Cooking Up A Storm With Junior Chef Kiara
Rack of lamb with roasted carrots and sweet potato puree is a dinner that anyone would be proud to serve their family. But when the chef is just 11-years-old, it takes things to a whole new level! Meet Kiara Koizumi, a fifth-grader with an infectious smile and her own YouTube Channel, “Cooking With Kiara”, and her “assistant-in-chief”, mother Chriss Macpherson.Kiara, the youngest of three siblings, lives in Yamanashi prefecture with her Japanese father, New Zealand mother and brother Kyle—the biggest brother Asahi is currently away at university in New Zealand. She attends the local Japanese s...