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Trump blocks issuing of US green cards for 60 days

Trump blocks issuing of US green cards for 60 days

AMERICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, REFUGEES, united states of america, USA
President Donald Trump has said he will halt applications of foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the US because of the coronavirus crisis. Trump said on Tuesday that he would order a temporary halt in issuing green cards to prevent people from immigrating to the United States, but he backed away from plans to suspend guest worker programs after business groups exploded in anger at the threat of losing access to foreign labor. Sample US green card He cast his decision to “suspend immigration,” which he first announced on Twitter, as a move to protect American workers and their jobs from foreign competition. More than 22 million Americans have lost their jobs in the economic devastation caused by the virus and efforts to contain it. Officials were still working to d...
Coronavirus: Wynn CEO pleads for the reopening of Las Vegas Strip by late May

Coronavirus: Wynn CEO pleads for the reopening of Las Vegas Strip by late May

AMERICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, ECONOMY, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, united states of america, USA
Matt Maddox, chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd, on Sunday called for the Las Vegas Strip to reopen in mid- to late May, as long as a number of health precautions are taken. “Begin with reduced occupancy, physical distancing measures in place, temperature checks and no large gatherings,” Maddox wrote. “We all need to wear a mask.” Matt Maddox, chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd He also laid out Wynn´s health and safety guidelines for reopening, which include allowing a maximum of four people to ride in an elevator at one time; and requiring guests to enter the resort through doors that are either propped open, are automated or manually operated by an employee. Casinos and other nonessential businesses in Nevada have been closed since March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic....
New York selects Sabrina Ionescu with First Overall Pick in WNBA Draft 2020 presented by State Farm®

New York selects Sabrina Ionescu with First Overall Pick in WNBA Draft 2020 presented by State Farm®

AMERICA, BASKETBALL, celebrity, CELEBRITY GOSSIP, Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, united states of america, USA
Ionescu, a three-time Nancy Lieberman Award winner as the nation’s top point guard, averaged 17.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and an NCAA-leading 9.1 assists as a senior Ionescu One of Three Oregon Players Drafted in First Round; WNBA Honors Alyssa Altobelli, Kobe and Gianna Bryant and Payton Chester. Unanimous National Player of the Year Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon tonight was selected by the New York Liberty with the first overall pick of WNBA Draft 2020 presented by State Farm®, which was held virtually in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ionescu, a three-time Nancy Lieberman Award winner as the nation’s top point guard, averaged 17.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and an NCAA-leading 9.1 assists as a senior.  She holds the NCAA record for career triple-doubles and is the only NCAA woman or ...
US – Russian Space crew safely return to Earth amidst Coronavirus outrising

US – Russian Space crew safely return to Earth amidst Coronavirus outrising

AMERICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, Russia, TECHNOLOGY, united states of america, USA
A U.S.-Russian crew landed safely on Friday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following a stint on the International Space Station and was greeted with extra precautions due to the coronavirus. Following a stint on the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan and Russian Oleg Skripochka touched down as scheduled at 0516 GMT on Friday. Their Soyuz landing capsule landed under a striped orange-and-white parachute about 150 kilometres southeast of Dzhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Jessica Meir after landing from the international space station The crew returned to Earth exactly 50 years after the Apollo 13 astronauts splashed down in the Pacific after an oxygen tank explosion aborted the moon-landing mission. “It’s a little bit surrea...
Obama endorses Joe Biden for U.S. 2020 elections

Obama endorses Joe Biden for U.S. 2020 elections

AMERICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, united states of america, USA
Barack Obama has endorsed Joe Biden for president, casting his former vice-president as the experienced statesman and unifying leader that will be needed to confront the public health and economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic that will probably be the defining issue of the 2020 presidential election. In a 12-minute video released by the Biden campaign, Obama said Biden has "the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery" and would, if elected president, surround himself with people "who actually know how to run the government and care about doing a good job running the government". "Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend," Obama said. ...
Coronavirus: U.S. Pastor who defied social distancing dies if COVID-19

Coronavirus: U.S. Pastor who defied social distancing dies if COVID-19

AMERICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, RELIGION, united states of america, USA
A Virginia Bishop who said, “God is larger than this dreaded virus” has died of complications of COVID-19, according to a statement from an elder at his church. Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid mass gatherings and maintain social distancing, Glenn said in a sermon on March 22, "I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus," and announced he was not afraid to die. Bishop Gerald O. Glenn, the Founder and Pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Bishop Gerald O. Glenn, the Founder and Pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church on Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 9:00 PM,” a statement on the church’s Facebook page said. “Please be in prayer with us for Mo...
Trump haults funding to World Health Organization

Trump haults funding to World Health Organization

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US President Donald Trump has said he is going to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) because it has "failed in its basic duty" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. The president faulted the WHO for, in his view, failing to adequately investigate early information about the virus’s ability to spread from one human to another and for not calling out China on its alleged lack of transparency over the virus. Trump, who had telegraphed his intentions last week, claimed the outbreak could have been contained at its source and that lives could have been saved had the U.N. health agency done a better job investigating the early reports coming out of China. US President Donald Trump briefing the press in the White House rose garden “The WHO failed in its basic ...
Coronavirus: Rihanna’s dad recovers from the pandemic

Coronavirus: Rihanna’s dad recovers from the pandemic

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Legendary music producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, 62, is the latest star to come forward with Coronavirus.  He revealed his superstar daughter, Rihanna, 32, was able to get her hands on a ventilator "that he hadn't used yet," and shipped it to his home in the Caribbean. He explained: 'I have to say, "I love you so much, Robyn.", a name which he still calls the pop-star. Rihana's parents 'She did so much for me. I appreciate everything she has done.' Rihanna, real name Robyn Fenty, checked on him every day as he struggled with high fevers as a result of the coronavirus. He said of his illness: 'I got a fever up inside of my nose. I had a fever across my lips. It was just a lot of fever. 'I feared the worst. I thought I was going to die, honestly.' Ronald spent 14 d...
NBA Players Go Head-to-Head in First-Ever “NBA 2K Players Tournament” on ESPN and ESPN2

NBA Players Go Head-to-Head in First-Ever “NBA 2K Players Tournament” on ESPN and ESPN2

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Winning player to select charity beneficiary to receive $100,000 donation in support of coronavirus relief effortsNEW YORK, United States of America, -- Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant and Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young among NBA (www.NBA.com) players competing in NBA 2K20 tournament premiering April 3 on ESPN; Winning player to select charity beneficiary to receive $100,000 donation in support of coronavirus relief efforts.2K, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced the “NBA 2K Players Tournament,” an NBA 2K20 gameplay tournament between 16 current NBA players. Beginning Friday, April 3 on ESPN and ESPN2, players – including top seeds Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks – will compete in a...
Donald Trump promises to defeat Cancer

Donald Trump promises to defeat Cancer

AMERICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, united states of america, USA
"During Cancer Control Month, we commend the unwavering courage of those across our country who are battling cancer and remember all who have been taken from us by this horrible disease", said Donald Trump, the U.S president yesterday at the White house. U.S.A rejoices with the nearly 17 million cancer survivors who show that victory over cancer is possible.  Trump noted that his government extends it's sincere appreciation to the devoted healthcare professionals, scientists, and researchers who have committed their lives to discovering a cure for cancer. While tremendous progress has been made in the fight against cancer, there is still much work to be done.  Cancer remains the second-leading cause of death in the United States.  Thanks to early detection, preventive measures, and ...
Hospitality – COVID-19: Digital Conference to Unite the Hospitality Sector

Hospitality – COVID-19: Digital Conference to Unite the Hospitality Sector

AFRICA, AMERICA, ASIA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, ECONOMY, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, KENYA, TECHNOLOGY, UK, UNITED KINGDOM, united states of america, USA, WORLD
The leading organizer of conferences and forums for the hotel, aviation, and restaurant sector is organizing a complete live conference experience on the internet to bring together industry leaders to discuss the unprecedented economic circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and what the industry can do collectively to rebuild confidence. The virtual conference will take place on April 7th from 10.00–16.00 BST and registration is free of charge for all participants; although an optional donation is requested to selected charities helping out those in the hospitality industry, suffering from the worst effects of the coronavirus. Puneet Chhatwal, CEO, Indian Hotels, said: “With COVID-19 sweeping across the globe, many companies in the hospitality industry are facing an unprec...
NBA Launches NBA Together Initiative in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

NBA Launches NBA Together Initiative in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

AMERICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, united states of america, USA
While the coronavirus pandemic has suspended the 2019-20 NBA season, it has not lessened the league's global impact and reaches. Over the past week, 18 NBA and WNBA players created public service announcement videos to share important health and wellness information about ways to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Those videos have generated more than 37 million views across the league's social media accounts. The league is using its vast digital footprint and the powerful voices of teams, players, coaches, doctors, and others across the NBA family to launch "NBA Together" - a global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families, and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The program is centered on four pillars ...
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn warns about the usage of chloroquine to treat Covid-19

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn warns about the usage of chloroquine to treat Covid-19

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President Trump said Thursday that the antimalarial drug chloroquine had shown “very encouraging early results” treating COVID-19 and will be rolled out “almost immediately” to help fight the growing coronavirus outbreak. But moments later, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn cautioned that chloroquine had not yet been approved for treating COVID-19. Trump said that chloroquine had been very encouraging, and produced very encouraging early results. He said that they were going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately, and that’s where the FDA had been so great.  “They’ve gone through the approval process, it’s been approved and they did it, they took it down from many, many months to immediate.”, Trump said.  Commissioner Stephen Hahn  said that t...
One of the first astronauts in space dies at 88

One of the first astronauts in space dies at 88

AMERICA, celebrity, CELEBRITY GOSSIP, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TECHNOLOGY, united states of america, USA, WORLD
Al Worden, an astronaut from the Apollo lunar program has died, NASA says. Worden was command module pilot on the Apollo 15 lunar landing -- and although he never got to walk on the moon, he performed three spacewalks on the flight back from the moon to retrieve film from cameras on the spacecraft, according to NASA. As astronauts David Scott and James B. Irwin explored mountains on the moon, Worden circled around them. "During this time he earned a world record as 'most isolated human being' while his crewmates roamed the lunar surface, and he was 2,235 miles away from anyone else," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement. He died Wednesday in Texas at the age of 88. He spent more than 295 hours in space. Before joining NASA, Worden was a test p...
Kim Kardashian shares a stunning photo of Psalm West

Kim Kardashian shares a stunning photo of Psalm West

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Kim Kardashian took to Instagram on Monday to post a photo of her son Psalm West. The precious pic showed the 10-month-old baby boy staring up at his mom while wearing a white and gray ensemble.  "My baby boy is so handsome and sweet," Kim captioned the snapshot. Needless to say, her famous family members agreed. "Yes he is!!!!! What a cutie," momager Kris Jenner wrote in the comments section along with a series of heart-eye emojis. Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian all liked the post, as well. Kim and Kanye West welcomed their fourth child via surrogate back in May 2019. They're also the proud parents to North West (6), Saint West (4) and Chicago West (2) and have shared several memorable moments over the years. From going on trips an...
China expels America journalists as spat with U.S. escalates

China expels America journalists as spat with U.S. escalates

AMERICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, ECONOMY, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, united states of america, USA
BEIJING/WASHINGTON/NEW YORK- China is withdrawing the press credentials of American journalists at three U.S. newspapers, intensifying a bitter fight between the world’s top two economies that has widened to include the coronavirus outbreak and media freedoms. Beijing announced on Wednesday what it said was retaliation against U.S. restrictions on Chinese journalists that includes revoking the accreditations of American correspondents with the New York Times, News Corp’s Wall Street Journal and Washington Post whose credentials expire by the end of 2020. The move is a sharp escalation of a dispute that saw Washington last month force Chinese state media firms to register as foreign embassies. Beijing then expelled three Wall Street Journal correspondents - two Americans and...
Trump Claims He Always Knew the Coronavirus Would Be a Pandemic

Trump Claims He Always Knew the Coronavirus Would Be a Pandemic

AMERICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, united states of america, USA
WASHINGTON — For weeks, President Trump has minimized the coronavirus, mocked concern about it and treated the risk from it cavalierly. On Tuesday he took to the White House lectern and made a remarkable assertion: He knew it was a pandemic all along. “This is a pandemic,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” This is what Mr. Trump has actually said over the past two months: On Jan. 22, asked by a CNBC reporter whether there were “worries about a pandemic,” the president replied: “No, not at all. We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” On Feb. 26, at a White House news conference, commenting on the country’s first reported cases: ...
Donald Glover drops a surprise album featuring Ariana Grande

Donald Glover drops a surprise album featuring Ariana Grande

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Donald Glover, known also as Childish Gambino has dropped a surprise album on Sunday morning, providing fans with a much-needed distraction from the Coronavirus frenzy. The album, "Donald Glover Presents," features 12 songs, including a few previously released tracks like "Feels like Summer" and "Algorythm." The album is currently only available on donaldgloverpresents.com, which only shows the album title and cover art. No other information, including song titles, is available. Other artists featured on the album include 21 Savage, Ariana Grande and SZA, Billboard reported. In 2017, Glover confirmed that he was retiring his rapper/singer alter ego, Childish Gambino, though he keeps winning Grammys under the name. He won a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performa...
Democrats vote amidst the rapid spread of Covid 19

Democrats vote amidst the rapid spread of Covid 19

AMERICA, CORONAVIRUS, ELECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, united states of america, USA
Tuesday was supposed to be Super Tuesday, the sequel, with four big-state contests. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Ohio - and its 136 delegates - has indefinitely delayed its in-person voting, even though many in the state have already cast early or absentee ballots. The primaries were held as scheduled in the other three states of Illinois, Florida and Arizona,. The latter two have robust early voting systems, which mean any drop in same-day balloting had less of an effect on total turnout. In Arizona, for instance, early voting exceeded the entire turnout in the state's 2016 Democratic primary - and the state was called for Biden just a few hours after polls closed there. Illinois, however, relies heavily on election-day turnout - and reports from the state indicate th...
AFRICA: The U.S has sanctioned 2 Zimbabwean officials for human rights abuses.

AFRICA: The U.S has sanctioned 2 Zimbabwean officials for human rights abuses.

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WASHINGTON D.C – The United States has designated two Zimbabwean officials Anselem Sanyatwe and Owen Ncube for their role in human rights abuses related to political repression. “These designations demonstrate continued U.S. commitment to promoting accountability for human rights abuses.” the US said, urging the Government of Zimbabwe to immediately end state-sponsored violence including against peaceful protesters, civil society, labor leaders and members of the opposition. Zimbabwe has been asked to investigate and hold accountable those responsible for human rights violations and abuse. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Sanyatwe and Ncube pursuant to Executive Order 13469, which reinforces the Department of State’s...