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‘Challenge’ to decide who covers cost of postponing Tokyo Games: Mori

‘Challenge’ to decide who covers cost of postponing Tokyo Games: Mori March 28, 2020 (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori has told international federations that deciding who foots the bill for postponing the Games to 2021 will be a “major challenge”, Olympic news website insidethegames https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1092504/tokyo-2020-president-warns-ifs-costs reported on Saturday. The […]

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UK coronavirus deaths top 1,000 as country steps up testing

UK coronavirus deaths top 1,000 as country steps up testing {$inline_image} March 28, 2020 By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) – Medical workers in England on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic started to be tested on Saturday as the number of COVID-19 deaths in Britain topped 1,000 after a record 260 people died in […]

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Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn Dies at 72

Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn Dies at 72 (OKLAHOMA CITY) — Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma family doctor who earned a reputation as a conservative political maverick as he railed against federal earmarks and subsidies for the rich, has died. He was 72. Coburn, who also delivered more than 4,000 babies while […]

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The Blowups Continue: LMR Shuts Down Two Funds After Bets On Volatility "Backfire"

The Blowups Continue: LMR Shuts Down Two Funds After Bets On Volatility “Backfire” The Blowups Continue: LMR Shuts Down Two Funds After Bets On Volatility “Backfire” London-based LMR Partners is shutting down two hedge funds in a bid to supposedly focus more on the firm’s main funds. One fund being shut down, the LMR […]

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China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreak

China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat virus outbreak ISLAMABAD (AP) — China sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to help Pakistan fight the spread of the coronavirus in one of the world’s most populous nations, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said Saturday. China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat […]

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The Fed Can't Fix What's Broken

The Fed Can’t Fix What’s Broken The Fed Can’t Fix What’s Broken Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, The Federal Reserve is poised to spray trillions of dollars into the U.S. economy once a massive aid package to fight the coronavirus and its aftershocks is signed into law. These actions are unprecedented, going beyond […]

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Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus

Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promoting the once-a-decade count is now virtual.… Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts […]

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Ski Vacation Hot Spot Becomes Coronavirus Ground Zero in Idaho

Ski Vacation Hot Spot Becomes Coronavirus Ground Zero in Idaho (BOISE, Idaho) — A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious distinction: It has one of the highest per-capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections in America. Numbers from Johns Hopkins University on Friday […]

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Communities urge Indiana to help fight Lake Michigan erosion

Communities urge Indiana to help fight Lake Michigan erosion BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) — Leaders of several communities along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline are calling on Gov. Eric Holcomb to declare a state of emergency and help with funding to fight erosion as near-record high water levels continue sweeping… Communities urge Indiana to help […]

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The Latest: Trump OKs major disaster declaration to Michigan

The Latest: Trump OKs major disaster declaration to Michigan 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. The Latest: Trump OKs major disaster declaration to Michigan

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Analysis: Virus pulls federalism debate into 21st Century

Analysis: Virus pulls federalism debate into 21st Century WASHINGTON (AP) — A flu pandemic was ravaging the world, killing indiscriminately in almost every country, including more than 600,000 deaths in the United States. The states were in a panic, but there was almost no call for broad federal… Analysis: Virus pulls federalism debate into […]

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Coronavirus Prevention Measures Turn Violent in Parts of Africa as Nations Go Into Lockdown

Coronavirus Prevention Measures Turn Violent in Parts of Africa as Nations Go Into Lockdown (JOHANNESBURG) — Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone footage whacking people with batons. Virus prevention measures […]

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Britain's Housing Market Freezes As Wave Of Delayed Mortgage Payments Looms

Britain’s Housing Market Freezes As Wave Of Delayed Mortgage Payments Looms Britain’s Housing Market Freezes As Wave Of Delayed Mortgage Payments Looms One of the more unorthodox measures implemented by No. 10 Downing Street when it placed the entire UK on lockdown earlier this week was a virtual freeze of the country’s housing market. […]

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U.N. Chief Antonio Guterres: Misinformation About COVID-19 Is the New Enemy

U.N. Chief Antonio Guterres: Misinformation About COVID-19 Is the New Enemy (UNITED NATIONS) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the world is not only fighting the “common enemy” of the coronavirus “but our enemy is also the growing surge of misinformation” about COVID-19 disease. To overcome the virus, he said, “we need to […]

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Spain Reports Deadliest Day On Record, Italy Case Total Passes China's, Trump Grants Pentagon Power To Call Up Retired Troops: Live Updates

Spain Reports Deadliest Day On Record, Italy Case Total Passes China’s, Trump Grants Pentagon Power To Call Up Retired Troops: Live Updates Spain Reports Deadliest Day On Record, Italy Case Total Passes China’s, Trump Grants Pentagon Power To Call Up Retired Troops: Live Updates Summary: Global case total tops 600k Japan fast-tracks approval of […]

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Fauci: Italy "Hit Very Badly" By COVID-19 Due To Prevalence Of Chinese Tourists

Fauci: Italy “Hit Very Badly” By COVID-19 Due To Prevalence Of Chinese Tourists Fauci: Italy “Hit Very Badly” By COVID-19 Due To Prevalence Of Chinese Tourists Authored by Mairead McArdle via NationalReview.com, Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, said Thursday that Italy has been impacted particularly badly […]

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Joseph Lowery, Veteran Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 98

Joseph Lowery, Veteran Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 98 (ATLANTA) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said. He was 98. A charismatic and fiery preacher, […]

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Beef Weigh-Ins Are Cancelled for Lincoln Logan & McPherson Counties

Beef Weigh-Ins Are Cancelled for Lincoln Logan & McPherson Counties Lincoln Logan and McPherson Beef Weigh-Ins are canceled for this weekend due to Covid 19 virus. You may pick-up 4-H tags at the Extension Office.  Please call the Extension Office (308-532-2683) before coming so we can set them out in the porch for you […]

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Gov. Ricketts Issues Executive Order to Bolster Healthcare Workforce

Gov. Ricketts Issues Executive Order to Bolster Healthcare Workforce LINCOLN – On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts issued an executive order to expedite the entry of medical professionals into the workforce.  Nebraska currently has ample providers to meet the demand for care.  The purpose of the order is to prepare for the possibility of a surge […]

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UNL professors move quickly toward online teaching

UNL professors move quickly toward online teaching LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Dozens of aspiring beekeepers signed up for introductory classes put on by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bee Lab this year ahead of the spring pollination season. UNL professors move quickly toward online teaching

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Omaha nonprofit responds to call for toilet paper

Omaha nonprofit responds to call for toilet paper OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Forty-thousand rolls of toilet paper sold in less than 24 hours. Omaha nonprofit responds to call for toilet paper

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Social-Distancing Getting You Down? Sex-Robot Firm Launches "Antibacterial" Dolls

Social-Distancing Getting You Down? Sex-Robot Firm Launches “Antibacterial” Dolls Social-Distancing Getting You Down? Sex-Robot Firm Launches “Antibacterial” Dolls Coronavirus is already transforming society as we know it.  Days ago, we noted how one strip club in Las Vegas opened up a drive-thru window for patrons to watch dancers, all because of strict social distancing measures implemented by […]

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Mexico registers 717 coronavirus cases, and 12 total deaths

Mexico registers 717 coronavirus cases, and 12 total deaths March 28, 2020 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health ministry on Friday said it had registered 717 cases of coronavirus in the country, up from 585 the day before. The ministry also said there had been 12 deaths overall from the virus in Mexico, up […]

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Tokyo restricts movement to combat virus, some folk carry on as usual

Tokyo restricts movement to combat virus, some folk carry on as usual March 28, 2020 TOKYO (Reuters) – People in greater Tokyo and the Osaka area in western Japan hunkered down on Saturday as officials urged citizens to stay indoors to prevent a potential emergency, but some were carrying on as normal. Tokyo Governor […]

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13 Reasons To Fear The Coming COVID World Order

13 Reasons To Fear The Coming COVID World Order 13 Reasons To Fear The Coming COVID World Order Authored by Andrew Korybko via One World Press, COVID-19 has fundamentally changed life as we know it, and it’s more than likely that our future will be a dystopian one given how various governments have already responded to […]

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