While his critics were still in the limbo and gropping in the dark, Dr. Okowa was again assigned to organise the October 7 National Election Convention to elect the presidential candidate of PDP. It could not have been tougher than it did as over 15 highly rated politicians who were eminently qualified for the job vied for this topmost position. The event went smoothly and the contestants accepted the outcome in good faith. There were no accusations of sleight hands of any kind. … [Read more...] about Okowa and OBJ’s second term endorsement
Allowance to work from home
"Whenever I listen to ['Not Going Anywhere' by Keren Ann], the song makes me comfortable. The song is very smooth, and I can feel various emotions. Sometimes I feel stuck as we continue to be in self-quarantine because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Whenever it happens, I listen to this song and the song comforts us. For now, A.C.E will try our best to keep practicing to show better performances and songs, waiting for the moment that we can meet our fans in near future!" … [Read more...] about How I’m Doing: TWICE, Alice Cooper, Angélique Kidjo, Perfume Genius & More Talk Life in Quarantine This Week
India has managed to smoothen the Covid -19 curve and keep fatality rate low. While increasing positivity rate is a concern, India is better placed than many other nations, ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava told Sushmi Dey.ICMR has been on the forefront in the Covid-19 battle. How is the battle progressing?A: We have spent about three months now working 24 x7 to provide facilities for testing and also have a calibrated testing strategy which can respond to the need of the hour. We have been able to take care of mortality. It is obviously open to question as to why mortality is low in our country but early diagnosis is one aspect and also because we probably have higher immunity. Deaths were our only concern from day one. Though (our infrastructure) may not be A+ uniformly but we have to remember that our healthcare spending is 0.9 percent of GDP as compared to 19 percent in US, which is a 19 trillion dollar economy, so their health budget is more than the budget of this country as a whole. … [Read more...] about India’s managed to ‘distribute’ corona curve, says ICMR chief
Time to dance: Disney+ Hotstar’s latest is an online competition for all ages, titled Home Dancer. The bi-weekly show, hosted by Karan Wahi, premiered on May 25, and allows viewers to vote for their favourite entries. A cash prize of ₹4 lakh is up for grabs each week. To participate, log in to their mobile app. Bellydancing seems to be the flavour of the season, with multiple online classes available. And from June 1 to 21, an online dance festival highlights the genre, with proceeds going to the NGO Goonj, to support migrant workers. Details on insider.in … [Read more...] about Pick of the week: Online events to catch
Last week, the New York Times revealed that 420,000 people fled the city in the first two months of the crisis, with richer neighborhoods emptying the most. The New York Post reported that bookings to the city’s largest moving company were up 11 percent in March. That is a traditionally slow period for moves, implying that people were bolting away from the pandemic’s epicenter. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
It's also incredibly hard to discern what's safe or morally correct when different cities, counties and states — not to mention the President — have competing messages and different guidelines. Ohio, where Miller lives, in now allowing childcare centers, gyms and pools to reopen if they can meet safety guidelines. … [Read more...] about Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?
Also, by contrast, hair salons do not typically rely on walk-ins for a significant slice of their business. That’s not the case with barbershops, which do rely on them. Anduha said that half of his business were people who just walked in, hoping to quickly find an empty chair and willing to sit around inside the shop to wait, which will not be allowed now. … [Read more...] about L.A. County can reopen restaurants, barbershops, salons, Newsom says
“These are the same people that were arguing that two colleagues couldn’t be seated Members of Congress because they weren’t physically on the floor for the swearing-in, but they’re okay with them being in California and voting through somebody from Michigan,” Huizenga told Breitbart News. … [Read more...] about GOP Rep. Bill Huizenga: Proxy Voting Begs the Question if Members of Congress Are ‘Essential’ Workers
The Venice Film Festival has said they are bound and determined to do their event this year, even in light of the continuing Coronavirus pandemic. Now, the second wheel in the traditional Fall Festival Trifecta that launches awards season, Telluride, has sent an email to all, indicating that they intend to move ahead and hold their annual Labor Day weekend festival. The festival is adding a day (as previously reported here) by starting on Thursday September 3, rather than Friday, and by adding an extra charter flight from New York City to make it easier for East coasters. … [Read more...] about Telluride Film Festival Announces It Will Go On With The Show; Plans Continue To Hold Important Oscar-Precursor Event On Schedule
Cara Delevingne keeps up her fitness as she takes part in... Ashley Benson cuts a cute summer look in tie-dye and Daisy... Kaia Gerber shows off her acting skills as she locks lips... Ashley Benson is spotted outside new beau G-Eazy's home in... … [Read more...] about Ashley Benson shows off her bikini body as she spends Memorial Day with new beau G-Eazy following Cara Delevingne split