A state-by-state breakdown of US coronavirus cases By Madeline Holcombe and Dakin Andone, CN(CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that no gatherings with 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.The agency said these gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies.“Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities,” the CDC said in its new guidelines.The CDC recommended organizers “cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.” The recommendation does not apply to some organizations like schools or businesses. The CDC Recommends Organizers Cancel Or Postpone Events With 50 People Or More For 8 Weeks The new guidance underscores just how much life in the United States will change as the country continues to fight the outbreak, and as officials nationwide order more schools, bars and restaurants to close.“For a while, life is not going to be the way it used to be in the United States,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning. “We have to just accept that if we want to do what’s best for the American public.”There are at least 3,482 coronavirus cases in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Washington DC, according to government agencies and the CDC. At least 65 people have died. West Virginia remains the only state without any confirmed cases. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
One of the most talked-about highlights in the wake of the annual Summer Camp Music Festival this Memorial Day has been groove rock quartet Aqueous‘s Thursday, 5/25 sunset performance. The set was the first of two full-band slots over the course of the festival (guitarist Mike Gantzer also joined Umphrey’s McGee member Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers for a tribute to Green Day‘s pop-punk classic Dookie), and the Buffalo natives made it count, offering up some incredible improv as well as a couple of very special surprise guests.Summer Camp Music Festival Kicks Off With Massive Thursday Pre-Party [Photos]The previously-planned Dookie set turned out to not be the only Aqueous/Umphrey’s crossover of the weekend, as Aqueous was joined by Umphrey’s keyboardist Joel Cummins and moe. drummer Vinnie Amico for a funky run through Steely Dan‘s 1976 hit “Kid Charlemagne.” Today, Aqueous has finally released pro-shot video of the Umphreys/moe. collaboration, so we can all relive the surprise sit-in in full multi-camera HD. You can check Joel and Vinnie’s guest appearance with Aqueous at Summer Camp below, via the band’s YouTube page:SETLIST: Aqueous | Summer Camp Music Festival | 5/25/17SET 1: Skyway > Origami1 > Second Sight, Kid Charlemagne2 3, Triangle > Strange TimesNOTES:1 Unfinished2 First Time Played, Steely Dan Cover3 Featuring Vinnie Amico (moe.) on drums, Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee) on keyboards[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G.] Although collaborations like this double-trouble sit-in at Summer Camp tend to be rare, fans will have the chance to see some brand new Aqueous/Umphrey’s McGee crossover action next Friday, July 7th, Umphrey’s McGee will return to Central Park’s SummerStage, with Aqueous serving as the band’s opening act. Immediately following the SummerStage performance, fans will head downtown to the Highline Ballroom, where Aqueous will host their own headlining official late-night show featuring help from Joel Cummins and his Umphrey’s bandmate, guitarist Jake Cinninger. Tickets are still available for both the SummerStage show and the Highline Ballroom late-night.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have been on a diplomatic blitz since peace talks with the Afghan government stalled in Qatar last month and the Biden administration said it plans to review a U.S.-Taliban agreement signed last February. The flurry of activity included Taliban visits to Iran and Moscow, and a planned trip to Turkey. It comes as the government’s negotiating team warned that if the Taliban fail to resume the talks, the government would recall its team from Doha before a deal is reached. A Taliban official says the talks in Qatar stalled after the insurgents demanded guarantees of an “Islamic system” while the government side demanded Taliban embrace the government and agree to a cease fire.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has shut several television channels owned by a Russia-linked magnate in what the nation’s president has described as a move to fight Kremlin propaganda. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Wednesday that stopping the broadcasts and blocking the assets of the three channels was a “difficult” but necessary decision to counter “propaganda financed by the aggressor country.” The now-blocked 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK channels belong to a businessman with personal ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The businessman says he will appeal the broadcast ban. Ukraine has been locked in a tug of war with Russia, which annexed the Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and cast its support behind pro-Moscow insurgents in eastern Ukraine.
President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Delaware over the weekend, his first out-of-town trip since taking office.,The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans forgo travel as the coronavirus pandemic rages.,Biden, who has a home outside Wilmington, Delaware, has made getting the pandemic under control the central focus of the early weeks of his presidency.,The White House announced Biden’s plans for travel Thursday evening. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment about why the president was traveling.,The CDC current guidance recommends that “you do not travel at this time.”
At its weekly meeting Thursday, Notre Dame’s student senate focused on questions related to an account created last year which set aside approximately $200,000 of unused Student Union funds when the spring semester was cut short due to COVID-19.Senate order 2021-02, which created the COVID-19 Response Financial Account, stated that when student activities returned this semester, the senate would decide exactly how the money should be used.Senior Grace Stephenson, chairwoman of the Financial Management Board (FMB), joined the senate to give a presentation on the account and deliver the FMB’s advice on how to handle the unusual fund.“The intent with passing this order was to say we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future … We’re going to set [the money] aside so we can be intentional,” she said.The FMB suggested the senate move to set aside $10,000 of the COVID-19 Response Financial Account to be used for allocation to organizations for the remaining three months of the allocation period. In this plan, the remaining money would be withheld until the winter reallocation process. This would allow the FMB to gather more information on the 2021-2022 fiscal year and better evaluate future needs.Stephenson said the FMB still has some hesitations about the language of the order. Key among these concerns is that sales for The Shirt are down this year which will decrease future funding.The motion to go forward with the FMB’s plan will be voted on at next week’s senate meeting on Sept. 10.Outside of the COVID-19 Response Financial Account, the senate briefly discussed a few other pertinent topics.Senior and student body vice president Sarah Galbenski commended the student advocacy by the Notre Dame Strike for Black Lives.“Born out of this movement we’re going to have a racial justice working group, this Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4-5 p.m.,” she said.Following this announcement, senior and chief of staff Aaron Benavides gave an update on campus dining.“Campus Dining is really at the mercy of the state of Indiana right now in dealing with all the health and safety guidelines that the state is putting out,” he said.Galbenski also detailed the actions of the faculty senate recently, specifically referring to two movements. The first presented was a motion to aid in student mental health through professor flexibility, and the second was to create a partnership between the group of Black student leaders working with the Division of Student Affairs and a task force related to academic affairs and curriculum.Senior and student body president Rachel Ingal discussed the off-campus town hall Wednesday. She also provided an update on her and Galbenski’s presidential initiative, the inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum.“The vision is that this will be a monthly series, and the student body will be able to tune in and listen to different diverse sets of speakers,” Ingal said.After these announcements, Galbenski led the oath of office for four newly elected members, sophomores Albertina Estrada Martinez and Theresa Salazar, junior Bianca Burnett and senior Blake Johnson. By taking the oath, they became official senators. These new senators will join the current senators in next week’s vote on the COVID-19 Response Financial Account and FMB proposal.Tags: COVID-19 Response Financial Account, Senate
Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane (with new hairdo) stopped by The Late Late Show on October 8 and the inevitable happened with its host, Tony winner James Corden. The pair teamed up to do a number. Several numbers, in fact. The Broadway duo, alongside comedian Rachel Bloom, joined forces for Inappropriate Musicals, transforming classic scenes from The Terminator, The Exorcist and Se7en into musical theater. The results, below, were predictably hysterical. We’ll never hear the words “I’ll be back” in quite the same way ever again. Star Files View Comments Nathan Lane
Related Shows View Comments Sonja Morgan in ‘Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man'(Photo: Allison Stock) It’s time to get tipsy, girl, because a certain International Fashion Lifestyle Brand is heading off-Broadway. Real Housewives of New York’s Sonja Morgan will make her stage debut in Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. The 2015 Bravo TV Award winner will play a limited engagement at the 777 Theatre from October 1 through October 22.I am really excited to put my acting skills to the test,” Morgan said in a statement. “I’ve always said the only thing better than making people laugh is making them feel sexy. With this play, I get to do both. I have no doubt my New York stage debut promises to be a climactic affair.” Subtle.Morgan, who takes on the role of Robyn, will join Grant MacDermott and Michael Milton in the play. Matt Murphy’s comedy, inspired by the book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, follows a meet-the-authors event-turned-sex tip seminar. Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man Show Closed This production ended its run on June 23, 2018
State regulators tell Georgia Power to add 2,210MW of new solar by 2024 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Atlanta Journal Constitution:Georgia will rely more on the sun to generate electricity as it retreats from its once overwhelming reliance on coal.The state Public Service Commission’s five members — all Republicans — unanimously directed Georgia Power to make its biggest increase ever in renewables, nearly doubling the solar capacity of the state’s largest utility. The addition — 2,210 megawatts of new capacity from solar panels by 2024 — is enough to power more than 200,000 homes of the company’s 2.6 million customers.“It’s one of the cleanest and cheapest generation (sources) we can have,” PSC chairman Lauren “Bubba” McDonald said.He successfully pushed to more than double the amount of solar Georgia Power initially proposed as part of an update to its long-range energy plan. Most of the new solar generation is expected to come from large-scale commercial arrays rather than homeowners’ rooftops.But coal plants, once the dominant power source in Georgia and favored by President Donald Trump, are a shrinking part of the state’s energy mix as they become less economically viable. The PSC agreed with Georgia Power’s recommendation to close five coal-burning units, one at Plant McIntosh near Savannah and four more at Plant Hammond near Rome. The company started winding down operations this year.Georgia Power particularly heralded the PSC’s approval of 80 megawatts of battery energy storage, which could help store solar power. The project “is critical to growing and maximizing the value of renewable energy for customers as we increase our renewable generation,” Allen Reaves, the Atlanta-based company’s senior vice president, said in a press release.More: Georgia commissioners, all Republicans, increase solar power, cut coal
U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash cleared up any ambiguity this week over what types of communications are acceptable between Home Depot and the financial institutions suing the retailer over last year’s massive data breach.Thrash ordered Monday that settlement offers can only be extended if the settlement has been fully negotiated and finalized between Home Depot and MasterCard or any other card brand.The offers also must be in writing, contain adequate details of the suit, advise about class member rights and advise that the offered recovery amounts may be less than what is recoverable in litigation.The order comes on the heels of the settlement letters sent to financial institutions last month that contained incomplete information on a proposed settlement deal. The letters gave plaintiffs mere days to make a decision on whether to accept. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »