'This is the epicenter.' Miami park honors COVID-19 victims with 1,500 tombstones
MIAMI — To show how the coronavirus is ravaging Black Miamians, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson created a makeshift cemetery in the Liberty City neighborhood. Tuesday, she added another 1,000 markers as a stark reminder that for members of her district, the pandemic rages on.“This is the epicenter of the pandemic,” Wilson said. “We represent many of the zip codes where the virus is roaring like a lion.”With Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava at her side, Wilson brought the total number of plastic tombstones 1,500. Between the prayers and hymnals, the eve...
A 911 hoax described a mass shooter at a school. It was a 'bored' teen, cops say
MIAMI — Police say a bored teenager is to blame for a hoax 911 call claiming a gunman was rampaging through a Hialeah, Florida, charter school, forcing a lockdown, terrifying students and spurring SWAT officers to rush to the campus.Hialeah detectives on Tuesday night arrested the teen, a 13-year-old student at Lincoln-Martí Charter School who they say admitted he and another young man “swatted” the school. Swatting is slang for a dangerous prank sometimes played by online gamers who call in threats to force heavily armed police officers to respond.“The defendant’s actions caused mass hysteria...
Meghan Markle reveals she suffered miscarriage over the summer
Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage over the summer.The Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday opened up in a New York Times opinion piece about the “unbearable grief” caused by her loss, which she said was “experienced by many but talked about by few.” She recalled how it all started with “a sharp cramp” one July morning while she was changing the diaper of her first child with Prince Harry, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born in 2019.“I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that...
New York Daily News
To detect pneumonia in COVID-19 patients, these doctors use ultrasound
PHILADELPHIA — Like any physician, Ryan Gibbons learned in medical school how to listen to a patient’s lungs with a stethoscope.But in the emergency department at Temple University Hospital, he never carries one — despite having evaluated the lungs of hundreds of COVID-19 patients since April.Instead, he opts for ultrasound: the same technology used to look inside the womb of a pregnant woman.In a new study, he and colleagues at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine found that a portable ultrasound device was highly effective in identifying which patients suffered from pneumonia, a common com...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
6 months after Floyd's killing, how much has Minneapolis policing changed?
MINNEAPOLIS — The outcry that followed George Floyd’s death under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer surpassed anything Michelle Gross had seen in 30 years of pushing for police reform.But six months later, the tragic momentum for change in that moment, she said, has fizzled into frustration.“It’s been a revelation to me, a disappointing revelation, to see how unwilling the mayor and the council have been to be real leaders in this,” said Gross, of Communities United Against Police Brutality.The city’s elected leaders say they remain committed to changing the way the city runs its 150-ye...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Susan Tompor: 'Guilt gifting' is a thing in 2020 as we try to make up for a rough year
The country is polarized about so many things — the election, the right way to tackle the virus, who you should or shouldn’t sit next to at Thanksgiving. So why shouldn’t 2020 holiday gift giving join the ever-growing list of potentially hot button topics?On the one side, you can run into girlfriends or cousins who want to ditch holiday shopping. “Let’s just share good wishes, not gifts,” they’ll say. Makes sense. After all, many consumers suffered job losses, pay cuts or furloughs, shuttered businesses, the loss of loved ones to the coronavirus, and seemingly never-ending anxiety in 2020.Then...
Detroit Free Press
Matchbox Twenty Reschedules Concert Tour Dates For 2021 [Dates, Deals & Ticket Info]
Matchbox Twenty‘s tour has been rescheduled to 2021, when things will hopefully be “Back 2 Good.”GET MATCHBOX TWENTY CONCERT TICKETS HERE!The tour is set to kick off on July 16 in Uncasville, Connecticut and travel through the United States before ending in Hollywood on October 7. Tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new dates and refunds can be accessed through Livenation, according to the band’s website.This upcoming tour is the first since 2017, when the band toured for the 20th anniversary of the album Yourself or Someone Like You.The band is also planning to bring along ...
New Jersey To Issue New Travel Guidance; Famous Jerseyans Urge 'Wear A Friggin' Mask'
New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy shared a new campaign to get people to wear masks.“As we enter the holiday season, it’s important to stay vigilant about COVID-19. Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart teamed up with New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and New Jersey Department of Health to remind you to wear a friggin’ mask!” she writes.The reminder comes as New Jersey says it will issue new information regarding travel.“We will no longer utilize previously outlined metrics to inform our travel advisory. All non-essential interstate travel is strongly discouraged,” said Gov. Phil Murphy...
The Philippines Faces A Major Decrease In T-Bills
Recently it was reported that treasury bills (T-bills) in the Philippines have decreased below 1% across the board and the downward tendency still continues. The news is important for the economy considering that it’s the record-low policy rate in the country. The reason for this is the high liquidity in the financial system among investors and problems the central bank currently faces which is why the YT-bills may remain unchanged or slightly move.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreNow the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) is going to take some steps to respond to this fall and for th...
Time to vanquish election Gotham with Truth, Justice, the American Way
SAN DIEGO: A plan years in the making is unraveling to steal America from its people. While ANTIFA, BLM, and Left media ramped up a pre-election Gotham, dark forces mobilized. Conspirators reveled in dirty politics to elect ‘Gotham’s guy’, using Dominion. Punishers now coerce to concede, sending thousands of threats to GSA chief Emily Murphy, handling the transition. Murphy stood her legal ground waiting for a constitutionally – certified president Dec 14.Just because Biden transition has been greenlighted by Trump, it doesn’t mean the conspirators have won.We can be thankful for those among u...
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