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MSNBC: Cory Booker: Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Violence, It’s The Presence Of Justice, Biden: ‘Words Of A President Matter No Matter How Good Or Bad That President Is’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC, Police In Louisville Fire Pepper Bullets At Press During Chaotic Protest, Protests Persist After Arrest Of Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing, and Protesters Clash With Police In Cities Nationwide Over George Floyd’s Death | The 11th Hour

 CNN: reporter in Minneapolis: I’ve never seen anything like this, CNN reporter Omar Jimenez released from police custody, Violent George Floyd protests at CNN Center unfold live on TV, and Twitter labels Trump tweet, says it violates platform’s rules

The Daily Show:  with Trevor Noah – George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show

 Jimmy Kimme: on George Floyd, Riots in Minneapolis & Trump’s Violent Stupidity

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PBS NewsHour full episode, May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, protests continue to grip Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd at the hands of city police. Plus: A conversation with former Vice President Joe Biden about Floyd’s death and ongoing racial tensions, historical context around race in America, the U.S. responds to China’s new action on Hong Kong, political analysis with Mark Shields and David Brooks and in memoriam. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Protests over George Floyd’s death spread nationwide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn6or… Biden: George Floyd’s death ‘no time for incendiary tweets’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF372… Anger and the ‘accumulated grievance’ of black America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ylb4… News Wrap: Trump says U.S. terminating relationship with WHO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q4mw… China’s crackdown on Hong Kong prompts U.S. policy changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU0Kr… Shields and Brooks on George Floyd, 100K pandemic deaths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2zmB… Remembering 5 lives lost to the coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tU8h… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewHour full episode, May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, Americans observe the tragic mark of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, but the pandemic’s impact keeps growing. Plus: Minneapolis reels from the fallout of George Floyd’s death, pandemic economic policy, China’s move to tighten control of Hong Kong, the human cost of coronavirus in historical context, new views on working from home and a Brief But Spectacular take on ministering. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS The coronavirus’ human and economic toll continue to expand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzjca… What George Floyd’s death says about U.S. police culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdsPo… News Wrap: House shelves FISA bill after Trump’s veto threat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UylHi… Which economic policies will get Americans back on track? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0snmJ… What Chinese crackdown means for Hong Kong’s autonomy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2gpb… What Americans want from leaders amid extraordinary loss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh9gH… Could the pandemic usher in a new era of working from home? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jqQ_… A young black pastor on preaching hope amid despair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC36z… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, the U.S. death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic passes 100,000 — more than the number of Americans killed in the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined. Plus: Dr. Anthony Fauci shares a pandemic update, Speaker Nancy Pelosi on federal aid, remembering activist Larry Kramer, fallout in Minneapolis, increasing protests in Hong Kong and child care shortages amid the pandemic. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 100,000 milestone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xhqs… Dr. Fauci on the ‘terrible hit’ of 100,000 American deaths https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUJsn… Pelosi calls Trump’s COVID-19 testing plan an ‘insult’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFta_… News Wrap: NASA scrubs rocket launch due to storms  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTjXZ… Remembering influential AIDS activist Larry Kramer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D-IX… Why George Floyd’s death was a ‘violation of human rights’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXtd2… As China tightens grip on Hong Kong, how will U.S. respond? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuvbH… Who will care for children as their parents return to work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtf77… Tayari Jones answers your questions about ‘The Street’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXWGF… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the rate of U.S. COVID-19 deaths slows, but worries about new outbreaks remain. Plus: Another video of the death of a black man at the hands of police, how the pandemic has complicated caregiving, a new launch for the American space program, telling fact from fiction in President Trump’s tweets, COVID-19 plasma therapy and an essay on the value of small businesses. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Meat-processing plants remain source of outbreak concerns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6cYq… News Wrap: Afghanistan begins releasing Taliban prisoners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=depek… St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on George Floyd’s death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0ZWS… How COVID-19 has complicated life for family caregivers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-9as… How Elon Musk’s SpaceX is changing American space flight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Yb6… How Trump leverages Twitter to spread misinformation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJq8C… Can convalescent plasma therapy help those with COVID-19? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl1Np… A shopkeeper’s humble opinion on when to reopen for business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzu44… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, the United States observes Memorial Day as the death toll from COVID-19 approaches 100,000. Plus: Summer vacation destinations adapt to a new business landscape, the Navajo Nation reels from COVID-19, Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith, how the pandemic could change mourning, Mindy Kaling’s new Netflix series and guarding a symbolic soldier’s tomb. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. observes a muted Memorial Day amid pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y9Wg… News Wrap: Top Democrats slam Trump’s COVID-19 testing plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFSwi… U.S. Native communities see COVID-19 as existential threat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiQx5… 2 mayors of beach destinations on managing health, tourism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aXWQ… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump’s reelection strategy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpJ1w… How COVID-19 reshapes our views of life, and of loss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdw8W… Mindy Kaling’s new Netflix series blends humor, humanity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yhbm… An uninterrupted watch at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBPLc… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

The New York Times:  The Morning           May 29, 2020
By David Leonhardt
Good morning. Anti-police protests became violent in both Minneapolis and Louisville last night. President Trump and Twitter kept up their spat. And herd immunity from the virus remains far off.
Protests against police escalate

Protesters outside the burning 3rd Police Precinct, in Minneapolis Thursday.John Minchillo/Associated Press
There were violent protests in both Minneapolis and Louisville, Ky., last night, as tensions over recent police killings escalated. A police precinct in Minneapolis was set on fire, and seven people were shot at a demonstration in Louisville.
There were also protests in several other cities, including New York, Denver and Columbus, Ohio, and President Trump posted two angry tweets, one of which Twitter flagged for “glorifying violence.”
The Times has started a live briefing so you can follow the latest developments.
The conflicts come after the latest spate of deaths of African-Americans caused by the police, including George Floyd, who was apparently suffocated in Minneapolis, and Breonna Taylor, who was killed in March during a “no-knock” raid of her apartment in Louisville.
In Minneapolis, protesters broke into the city’s Third Precinct, on the city’s south side, just after 10 p.m. and smashed equipment, set off fireworks and lit fires, according to videos posted from the scene.
All police had already fled the building. Firefighters could not respond because of safety concerns, an official said. Footage from helicopter cameras showed nearby businesses engulfed in flames.
Gov. Tim Walz has sent 500 members of the Minnesota National Guard to the Twin Cities.
In Louisville, seven people were struck by gunfire at a protest. The city’s mayor, Greg Fischer, said that no officers discharged their weapons and that the violence came from within the crowd. Two of the seven were in surgery last night.
In March, Louisville police fatally shot Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, at her home. Questions have continued to mount about the handling of the case.
President Trump — who has long considered racial conflict to be politically helpful to him — sent two tweets about the situation. One taunted the mayor of Minneapolis for not having control of the situation, while the second used the racially charged word “thugs” (in all capital letters) and added, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Twitter said the message violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence. The company prevented users from viewing Mr. Trump’s message without first reading a brief notice describing the rule violation.
THREE MORE BIG STORIES
1. A Twitter feud in the Oval Office
The flagging of Trump’s Minneapolis tweet continued a battle between the company and the president. Earlier this week, Twitter placed fact-checking links alongside two Trump tweets that contained false claims about voter fraud.
Yesterday afternoon, Trump issued an executive order directing federal regulators to consider stripping social media companies of the legal shield that says they are not liable for the content posted on their platforms.
Legal experts said the president’s order was largely toothless and unlikely to hold up in court. A Times correspondent in Washington explained which parts might have an effect.
2. Herd immunity is still far off
London, Madrid and other cities around the world have only a small fraction of the coronavirus cases needed to achieve herd immunity, according to new studies. Experts believe herd immunity — after which new infections will no longer cause large outbreaks — is reached when between 60 percent and 80 percent of the population has contracted the virus.
Even New York, the city with the world’s highest known infection rate, is barely a third of the way there, according to the studies.

By The New York Times
In other virus developments:
  • Parisians, annoyed at government restrictions, have adopted a rebellious new drinking tradition: the apérue, in which revelers gather on the city’s streets (or rues) to enjoy pre-dinner drinks.
  • The C.D.C. is suggesting big changes to workplaces, including regular temperature checks, spread-out desks and the closing of common areas.
  • For the first time in its 124-year history, the Boston Marathon has been canceled. Organizers plan to hold a virtual race instead, with people running the 26.2 miles remotely.
3. A looming stimulus cliff
A northwest Washington neighborhood.Andrew Harnik/Associated Press
The small-business lending program will soon run out of money. The $600 per week in additional unemployment benefits will expire at the end of July. And eviction moratoriums in many cities are expiring.
The patchwork of government programs created in response to the virus are beginning to fade, and it’s not clear whether Congress and the Trump administration will extend many of them. It’s also clear that the economy will not return to anything like full health in the coming weeks, given people’s continuing fears about contracting the virus. That combination is creating enormous uncertainty about the U.S. economy — and fear among many people who have lost jobs.
Related: Bloomberg News says we’re living in “a new economy built on fear” and has published a series of charts to explain.
No fly: American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are offering buyouts to employees, in a sign that they expect airline travel to be depressed for years.
Here’s what else is happening
  • The U.S. reaction to China’s crackdown in Hong Kong is part of “a downward spiral of actions and responses” between the two countries, our correspondents write.
  • Opposition from Republicans and progressive Democrats led House leaders to pull a bill that would have renewed some of the government’s powers to collect Americans’ internet data during national security investigations.
  • William J. Small, who built the Washington bureau of CBS News into a journalistic powerhouse in the 1960s and ’70s, died at 93. When President Richard Nixon tried to get Dan Rather removed as White House correspondent, Small “flatly refused on the spot.”
BACK STORY: A TRIP ACROSS EUROPE
Laetitia Vancon for The New York Times
Patrick Kingsley, an international correspondent, and Laetitia Vancon, a photojournalist, are driving more than 3,700 miles across Europe to document how life has changed on the slowly reopening continent. We caught up with Patrick yesterday, while he was driving through the Netherlands:
It’s been often sad but sometimes also inspiring. People have responded with such creativity — in Prague we visited a drive-in theater founded by frustrated actors, and tonight we’re going to a drive-in disco.
The whole trip almost ended before it had really begun. To enter the Czech Republic, I needed proof that I was Covid-free — a certificate from a testing center. But the clinic initially lost my certificate, a near-fiasco that took several hours to resolve.
So far, the saddest moment was reporting from outside a stadium in Geneva — one of the world’s richest cities — where thousands of people who lost their jobs during the pandemic were queuing up for hours to receive a food parcel.
A happier memory was attending a concert in a German vineyard, where there was just one performer and one audience member — me.

Cory Booker: Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Violence, It’s The Presence Of Justice | MSNBC

May 29, 2020  MSNBC

Sen. Booker remembers the first conversation he and his parents had about police: “I wish we lived in a nation that 30+ years later there weren’t still hundreds of thousands of parents feeling like they have to teach their black boys how not to get killed by police.” Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Cory Booker: Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Violence, It’s The Presence Of Justice | MSNBC

Category  News & Politics

Biden: ‘Words Of A President Matter No Matter How Good Or Bad That President Is’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC

May 29, 2020  MSNBC

Former Vice President Joe Biden discusses the officer involved in George Floyd’s death charged with murder and his shortlist for a running mate. Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Police In Louisville Fire Pepper Bullets At Press During Chaotic Protest | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

May 30, 2020  MSNBC

A local reporter in Louisville, Kentucky, was hit with pepper bullets fired by law enforcement during chaotic protests after the deaths of Breonna Taylor there and George Floyd in Minneapolis. Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc

Protests Persist After Arrest Of Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

May 30, 2020  MSNBC

MSNBC Ali Velshi joins from Minneapolis where a fourth night of protests has broken out after the fatal arrest of George Floyd who died after a now fired and arrested officer knelt on his neck. Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Protests Persist After Arrest Of Officer Involved In George Floyd Killing | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Protesters Clash With Police In Cities Nationwide Over George Floyd’s Death | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

May 30, 2020  MSNBC

MSNBC Correspondent Morgan Chesky joins from Minneapolis where protesters are defying a citywide curfew to continue protesting the fatal arrest of George Floyd as similar protests break out in cities across America. Aired on 05/29/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Protesters Clash With Police In Cities Nationwide Over George Floyd’s Death | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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CNN reporter in Minneapolis: I’ve never seen anything like this

May 30, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Sara Sidner reports on the ongoing protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, despite the curfew order. #Floyd #CNN #News

Category  News & Politics

CNN reporter Omar Jimenez released from police custody

May 29, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Omar Jimenez is released from police custody after being arrested while covering protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Minnesota State Patrol arrested the team live on CNN air. #CNN #News

Violent George Floyd protests at CNN Center unfold live on TV

May 29, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Nick Valencia reports live from inside the CNN Center in Atlanta where demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd have turned violent. #Floyd #CNN #News

Category  News & Politics

Twitter labels Trump tweet, says it violates platform’s rules

May 29, 2020  CNN

Twitter placed a public interest notice on a tweet from President Donald Trump, saying it “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.” CNN’s Hadas Gold reports.

George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show

May 29, 2020  The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Trevor shares his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, the protests in Minneapolis, the dominos of racial injustice and police brutality, and how the contract between society and black Americans has been broken time and time again. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #GeorgeFloyd Subscribe to The Daily Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWh… Follow The Daily Show: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedailyshow Watch full episodes of The Daily Show for free: http://www.cc.com/shows/the-daily-sho… Follow Comedy Central: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComedyCentral Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComedyCentral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comedycentral About The Daily Show: Trevor Noah and The Daily Show correspondents tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.

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Jimmy Kimmel on George Floyd, Riots in Minneapolis & Trump’s Violent Stupidity

May 29, 2020  Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy shares his thoughts on George Floyd’s senseless death, the outrage, protests and riots in Minneapolis, Donald Trump’s tweet intentionally inflaming racial violence, the need for us to work on this horrible problem we have, and he shares a powerful video that everyone should see right now. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #ICantBreathe SUBSCRIBE to get the latest #Kimmel: http://bit.ly/JKLSubscribe Watch Mean Tweets: http://bit.ly/KimmelMT10 Connect with Jimmy Kimmel Live Online: Visit the Jimmy Kimmel Live WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/JKLWebsite Like Jimmy Kimmel on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/KimmelFB Like Jimmy Kimmel Live on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/JKLFacebook Follow @JimmyKimmel on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/KimmelTW Follow Jimmy Kimmel Live on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/JKLTwitter Follow Jimmy Kimmel Live on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/JKLInstagram

Decoding COVID-19 | NOVA | PBS

Premiered May 13, 2020  NOVA PBS Official

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus—and find a treatment for the disease it causes—is underway. Join the doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread, and meet the researchers racing to develop treatments and vaccines. Along the way, discover how this devastating disease emerged, what it does to the human body, and why it exploded into a pandemic. The film calls on U.S. infectious disease experts and scientists working at the cutting edge of research to break down how this devastating virus emerged, what it does to the human body, and why it exploded into a pandemic—all told with NOVA’s signature clarity and accessibility. The special also presents a hopeful focus: the search for scientific solutions. Though scientists have not yet found a cure, the worldwide effort to attack the virus on multiple fronts has been unprecedented and inspiring. “DECODING COVID-19” is a NOVA Production by Holt Productions, LLC for WGBH Boston. Written, produced, and directed by Sarah Holt. Co-produced by Jane Teeling, Caitlin Saks, David Borenstein and Ma Liyan. Edited by Ralph Avellino, Ryan Shepheard, and Michael Amundson. Co-Executive Producers for NOVA are Julia Cort and Chris Schmidt. NOVA is a production of WGBH Boston. PBS International is distributing NOVA “DECODING COVID-19” worldwide. Enjoy full episodes of your favorite PBS shows anytime, anywhere with the free PBS Video App: https://to.pbs.org/2QbtzhR Funding for NOVA is provided by Draper, the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.

Category  Science & Technology

How to form a COVID-19 social ‘bubble’ or ‘quaranteam’

May 23, 2020  PBS NewsHour

As the country begins to open up, more people may be considering expanding their social circles beyond their immediate household. MIT Technology Review’s Gideon Lichfield recently broke two months of isolation to form a “bubble” or “quaranteam” with friends, and wrote a guide about how to navigate this new reality for some. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson spoke to Litchfield to learn more. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019  DW News

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples. #dwNews #LiveNews #NewsToday

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[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

Started streaming 15 hours ago   Roylab Stats

Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th, and since Jan 30th I have been streaming this without stopping. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

Google News: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information

https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en

Cases

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths New cases (last 60 days)
Worldwide 5,952,145 765 2,515,675 365,437
United States 1,786,171 5,420 385,125 104,235
Brazil 468,338 2,216 189,476 27,944
Russia 396,575 2,702 167,469 4,555
United Kingdom 271,222 4,082 38,161
Spain 238,564 5,065 150,376 27,121
Italy 232,248 3,855 152,844 33,229
Germany 183,089 2,202 164,829 8,598
India 173,763 128 82,369 4,971
Turkey 162,120 1,950 125,963 4,489
France 149,668 2,231 67,803 28,714
Iran 148,950 1,787 116,827 7,734
Peru 148,285 4,615 62,791 4,230
Chile 90,638 4,744 38,598 944
Canada 90,161 2,374 48,050 7,073
Mexico 84,627 669 59,610 9,415
Saudi Arabia 83,384 2,437 58,883 480
Mainland China 83,000 59 78,302 4,634
Pakistan 66,457 303 24,131 1,395
Belgium 58,186 5,049 15,769 9,453
Netherlands 46,257 2,651 5,951
Bangladesh 44,608 265 9,375 610
Ecuador 38,571 2,210 3,850 3,334
Sweden 37,113 3,592 4,971 4,395
Portugal 32,203 3,134 19,186 1,396
Switzerland 30,845 3,592 28,400 1,657
South Africa 29,240 497 14,370 611
Colombia 26,688 540 6,913 853
Indonesia 25,773 97 7,015 1,573
Ireland 24,876 5,055 22,089 1,645
Poland 23,376 609 11,016 1,051
Ukraine 23,204 554 9,311 696
Egypt 22,082 220 5,511 879
Romania 19,133 986 13,046 1,253
Philippines 17,224 159 3,808 950
Japan 16,804 133 14,406 886
Austria 16,685 1,874 15,520 668
Dominican Republic 16,068 1,551 8,952 485
Argentina 15,406 343 4,775 520
Denmark 11,633 1,998 10,327 571
Algeria 9,134 212 5,419 638

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

HOW IT SPREADS

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

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– Don’t blame the bats for the Coronavirus | Dr. Jane Goodall | SVT/TV 2/Skavlan

May 8, 2020  Skavlan

Watch legendary Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, talk about why she thinks animals are not to blame for the current pandemic in this Coronavirus special series, «SKAVLAN + 1». More Skavlan Twitter: http://twitter.com/skavlantvshow Facebook: http://facebook.com/skavlantalkshow Instagram: http://instagram.com/skavlantvshow

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The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping

The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping

JANUARY 15, 2014  CHRISTOPHER JOBSON

Forest Scent, Pavel Bautin. Russia. 2010 IAPLC Grand Prize Winner  Winner

Pale Wind, Takayuki Fukada. Japan. 2013 IAPLC Gold Prize

Whisper of the pines, Serkan Çetinkol. Turkey. 2013 IAPLC Top 27

Verve!, Chow Wai Sun. Hong Kong. 2011 IAPLC Bronze Prize

Way to heaven, Dmitriy Parshin. Russia.

Wild West, Stjepan Erdelji?. Croatia.

Georgi Chaushev, Bulgaria. 2012 IAPLC Top 100.

Francisco Wu, Spain. 2012 IAPLC Top 100.

Long Tran Hoang, Vietnam. 2012 IAPLC Third Place.

Pilgrimage, Shintaro Matsui. Japan. 2013 IAPLC Fifth Place.

No, these aren’t exactly your childhood goldfish bowls. The world of competitive aquarium design, or aquascaping, is just as difficult, expensive, and cutthroat as any other sport but requires expertise in many different fields to guarantee success. Aquarium designers possess large amounts of expertise in biology, design, photography, and excel in the art of patience, as individual aquascapes can take months if not years to fully mature into a completed landscape.

The world’s largest nature aquarium and aquatic plants layout competition is the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) which annually ranks hundreds of competitors from around the world with Asian and Eastern European countries generally dominating the top slots. While it’s somewhat difficult to track down galleries of winners from every year, above are some amazing entries from the last few years. To see more, oh so much more, check out: IAPLC Grand Prize WorksIAPLC 2013 Top 6IAPLC 2012 Top 200 (or here), and the first Eastern European Planted Aquarium Design Contest.

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 24, 2020

May 24, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, May 24, a look at how contact tracing works in the fight against the coronavirus, how the federal stimulus is providing alternatives to layoffs through a work-sharing agreement, and climate activism pivots online amid COVID-19 concerns. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend live show May 23, 2020

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On this edition for Saturday, May 23, federal policy is driving some immigrants to drop their healthcare coverage in the middle of the outbreak, Brazil is on track to become the newest hotspot in the global coronavirus pandemic, and some tips for getting back together as social distancing restrictions loosen up in the United States. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, Americans prepare for Memorial Day while mourning the 95,000 people lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus: Beijing seeks to limit pro-democracy activity in Hong Kong, the debate over the origins of the novel coronavirus, testing for COVID-19 antibodies, political analysis with Mark Shields and David Brooks, remembering COVID-19 victims and a lifesaving British water mill. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Americans prepare for a Memorial Day transformed by COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4gkK… News Wrap: Passenger jet crashes in Pakistan  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t_KS… China is proposing to limit Hong Kong’s autonomy. Why now? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMuVe… Why virus research is a tension point for the U.S., China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z41Ul… What we know about COVID-19 antibodies — and what we don’t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4PSk… Shields and Brooks on Trump’s call to reopen, mail-in voting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iltfg… Remembering 5 more victims of the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxDTI… This medieval mill is providing a British county with bread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J40lr… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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May 21, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, the U.S. sees millions more jobless claims, although they appear to be plateauing. Plus: Modeling the spread of COVID-19 if Americans had locked down earlier, Gov. Ralph Northam on reopening Virginia, U.S. plans to withdraw from another nuclear treaty, pandemic implications for retail, the risks faced by transportation workers and Ask Us about coronavirus transmission. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. sees another 2.4 million jobless claims amid pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJNa4… New COVID-19 model shows why early action matters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmZ27… News Wrap: Powerful cyclone batters India, Bangladesh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emun2… Why Gov. Ralph Northam delayed reopening parts of Virginia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCHDD… U.S. cites Russian treaty violations as cause for withdrawal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7OLT… How the pandemic has pushed U.S. retail to brink of collapse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epl6e… Can transit workers be kept safe among crowds of passengers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6MTU… A virologist answers questions on coronavirus transmission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQHiT… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, all 50 states have begun lifting restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Plus: The firing of a State Department inspector general investigating Mike Pompeo, a cyclone slams India and Bangladesh, child deportations during COVID-19, Brazil’s coronavirus crisis, modeling infectious disease, government preparation for pandemic and trucking through COVID-19. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS All 50 states have now begun the process of reopening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrNbg… Pompeo says he didn’t know fired IG was investigating him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lncVV… Strongest cyclone in a decade slams India, Bangladesh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfBJV… News Wrap: Record floodwaters in Michigan are still rising https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfp1s… How Trump is leveraging COVID-19 to tighten immigration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWq0e… Brazil’s Lula slams Bolsonaro for downplaying coronavirus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPxDE… The value — and the limitations — of COVID-19 models https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLa97… Why U.S. federal government was unprepared for pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gIPe… A truck-driving couple on surviving COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YNEP… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Started streaming on Feb 20, 2020

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Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews?… Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.c… Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews

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Started streaming on Nov 2, 2019 Sky News

Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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Started streaming on Jan 1, 2020 CNA

Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/… Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://cna.asia/telegram Follow us: CNA: https://cna.asia CNA Lifestyle: http://www.cnalifestyle.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/channelnews… Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia

[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

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Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

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Cases

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths New cases (last 60 days)
Worldwide 5,435,789 699 2,184,995 345,442
United States 1,684,273 5,111 346,492 98,169
Brazil 365,213 1,728 149,911 22,746
Russia 353,427 2,408 118,798 3,633
United Kingdom 259,559 3,907 36,793
Spain 235,823 5,007 150,376 28,773
Italy 230,158 3,820 141,981 32,877
Germany 180,523 2,171 162,648 8,389
Turkey 156,827 1,886 118,694 4,340
France 144,921 2,161 64,617 28,367
India 138,845 102 57,721 4,021
Iran 137,724 1,653 107,713 7,451
Peru 119,959 3,733 49,795 3,456
Canada 85,104 2,241 44,207 6,453
Mainland China 82,985 59 78,268 4,634
Chile 73,997 3,873 29,302 761
Mexico 68,620 542 47,424 7,394
Belgium 57,342 4,976 15,297 9,312
Pakistan 56,349 257 17,482 1,167
Netherlands 45,445 2,604 5,830
Ecuador 36,756 2,106 3,560 3,108
Sweden 33,843 3,275 4,971 4,029
Portugal 30,788 2,996 17,822 1,333
Switzerland 30,746 3,581 28,100 1,642
Ireland 24,698 5,018 21,060 1,608
Indonesia 22,750 85 5,642 1,391
Poland 21,631 564 9,276 1,007
Ukraine 21,245 507 7,234 623
Colombia 21,175 429 5,016 727
Romania 18,283 942 11,630 1,193
Egypt 17,265 172 4,807 764
Philippines 14,319 132 3,323 873
Argentina 12,063 268 3,719 452
Denmark 11,360 1,951 9,900 562
Algeria 8,503 198 4,747 609

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

HOW IT SPREADS

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

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The New York Times   The Morning  May 21, 2020

Good morning. Vaccine research is making progress. Chinese leaders have regained their swagger. And a new study shows the severe costs of delayed U.S. action on the virus.
Inaction that cost lives
By the final days of February, many public health experts were sounding the alarm about the coronavirus, and some people were listening.
In the San Francisco area, major employers began directing their employees to stay home. Washington State declared a state of emergency. South Korea, Vietnam and other countries ordered aggressive measures.
President Trump did not.
On Feb. 26, he said — incorrectly — that the number of cases was “going very substantially down, not up.” As late as March 10, he promised: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”
Some local leaders also continued to urge business as usual. In early March, Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers to “get out on the town despite coronavirus.”
This kind of advice appears to have cost tens of thousands of American lives, according to a new analysis by researchers at Columbia University.
If the U.S. had enacted social-distancing measures a week earlier than it did — in early March rather than mid-March — about 36,000 fewer Americans would have died, the study found. That’s more than one third of the current death toll, which is about 100,000.
If the measures had been in place two weeks earlier, on March 1, the death toll would be 54,000 lower.

By The New York Times
These are hypothetical estimates, of course, and they’re unavoidably imprecise. But they are consistent with real-world evidence from places that responded to the virus more quickly, including San Francisco, Washington State, South Korea and Vietnam — where per capita deaths have been much lower than the U.S. average.
Jeffrey Shaman, the leader of the Columbia research team, told The Times: “It’s a big, big difference. That small moment in time, catching it in that growth phase, is incredibly critical in reducing the number of deaths.”
Related: Trump and some top White House officials are arguing that the reported virus death toll is overstated, The Times reports. Public health experts overwhelmingly reject this view.
A simple way to understand why experts believe the official count is actually understated: The number of Americans who have died in recent weeks is much higher than normal.
FOUR MORE BIG STORIES
1. Hope for a coronavirus vaccine
Developing a vaccine usually takes years, sometimes decades. Yet many scientists around the world are now cautiously optimistic that a coronavirus vaccine could be ready by next year. One sign of progress: Researchers published a report yesterday showing that a prototype vaccine protected monkeys from infection.
In other virus developments:
2. Flooding in Michigan after dams burst

Tittabawassee River in Midland, Mich.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Days of torrential rainfall breached two privately owned dams in Central Michigan yesterday, sending water surging at least 10 feet high and forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The floodwaters flowed into a Dow Chemical complex and threatened a Superfund toxic-cleanup site, raising concerns of environmental fallout.
The evacuations complicate the state’s social-distancing efforts. “It’s hard to believe that we’re in the middle of a 100-year crisis, a global pandemic, and we’re also dealing with a flooding event that looks to be the worst in 500 years,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.
3. Pompeo defends firing of watchdog
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his recommendation for Trump to fire the State Department’s inspector general and denied the firing was retaliation for investigations into potential misuses of government resources by Pompeo and his wife, Susan.
NBC News reported this week that the Pompeos had used taxpayer money to pay for lavish dinners that included Fox News hosts, a NASCAR driver and the chairman of Chick-fil-A.
“Trump’s purge of inspectors general is unprecedented,” Jen Kirby writes in a Vox article explaining the history and role of the job.
When a mask makes a statement

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Capitol Hill in Washington.Erin Schaff/The New York Times
For public figures including Emmanuel Macron and Ivanka Trump, the act of wearing a mask — or not wearing one — has become political. Nowhere is this more visible than in Nancy Pelosi’s color-coordinated facial wardrobe, Vanessa Friedman, The Times’s fashion critic, writes.

12 Autopsy Cases Reveal TRUTH About How Patients Die From Coronavirus | COVID-19

May 14, 2020  Doctor Mike Hansen

This is the link to the main study in this video: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.73… 12 Autopsy Cases Reveal TRUTH About How Patients Die From Coronavirus | COVID-19 #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19 Coronavirus | COVID-19 YouTube Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… In all 12 cases, the cause of death was found within the lungs or the pulmonary vascular system. For the ones who did not die of large pulmonary emboli, they died of the extensive inflammation within the lungs, meaning pneumonia with ARDS. In these cases, the lungs were wet and heavy, much like a sponge that is saturated with water. The surfaces of the lung often had a distinct patchy pattern, with pale areas alternating with slightly protruding and firm, deep reddish-blue hypercapillarized areas. This is indicative of areas of intense inflammation, with endothelial dysfunction that can be seen at the microscopic level. When they look at slices of the lungs under the microscope, they found diffuse alveolar damage in 8 cases. Specifically, they saw hyaline membrane formation, and tiny clots in the capillaries, and capillaries that were engorged with red blood cells, and other inflammatory findings. All these findings represent ARDS. They also found lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, infiltrated these areas of infiltration. This fits the picture of viral pathogenesis. They also looked at the pharynx of these patients, meaning in their throat. The lining of the throat, or mucosa, was hyperemic, meaning very red and irritated, and at the microscopic level, they saw lymphocytes invading there, which is consistent with a viral infection. In one case, a patient had lymphocytes invade his heart muscle, findings that are consistent with what we call viral myocarditis. More than half of the patients in this study had large blood clots. One-third of the patients had pulmonary embolism as the direct cause of death. All the others died of intense inflammation in their lungs related to pneumonia with ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). Recently there’s been studies showing that about 1/3rd of patients with severe COVID have blood clots. Another study of 191 patients with coronavirus aka COVID-19, half of those who died had clots, compared with 7% of survivors. And levels of D-dimer that were greater than 1000 µg/L were associated with a fatal outcome. So it’s pretty clear now that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing a lot of clots to form in moderate to severe COVID disease. How is this happening? It’s likely a combination of reasons, that has to do with downregulation of the ACE2 receptor in the lung alveoli, with a subsequent shift towards having more angiotensin II in the lungs, and less angiotensin 1-7 and 1-9 in the lungs, and when this happens, this leads to more cytokine storm with more inflammation, more constriction of pulmonary arteries, and more clots that develop. That, in turn, leads to more endothelial dysfunction in the capillaries that surround the alveoli. Also, there is evidence that the virus attaches to the ACE2 receptors of those endothelial cells that line those capillaries, which further propagates inflammation and clotting. And in the cytokine storm that develops there, RANTES, a chemokine, binds to the CCR5 receptor of CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes, and that causes those lymphocytes to infiltrate those areas of inflammation, and in doing so, further contributes towards the inflammatory reaction. This is why we are seeing low levels of CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes in severe COVID. Endothelial damage can also lead to the development of antiphospholipid antibodies, and these antibodies are bad because they trigger the formation of blood clots. That’s why patients who have clots with the diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome need to be on blood thinners. Also, 11 out of the 12 patients in this study had underlying heart disease and were obese. These are known risk factors not just for cardiovascular disease, but also known risk factors for endothelial dysfunction, and are known risk factors for COVID. So the big takeaways from the findings in this study are that most people who die of COVID, it’s primarily a lung problem. Either related to inflammation with ARDS and/or blood clots. Antiphospholipid syndrome might be a commonality among patients with thrombosis in COVID-19 patients. Dr. Mike Hansen, MD Internal Medicine | Pulmonary Disease | Critical Care Medicine Website: https://doctormikehansen.com/ Instagram Account: http://instagram.com/doctor.hansen/ #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19

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The ocean plays host to a peculiar party of wild, marine sex life that’s perhaps quirkier (and kinkier) than you can fathom. But is human behavior interrupting these raunchy reproductive acts? Take a deep dive with marine biologist Marah J. Hardt to discover what exactly goes down under the sea — and why your own wellness depends on the healthy sex lives of fish.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMileHigh, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

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Marah J. Hardt · Marine scientist and storyteller

Marah J. Hardt keeps one foot wet in the field while the other wanders the crossroads of science, storytelling and strategy.

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From something as small and complex as a chromosome to something as seemingly simple as the weather, sex determination systems vary significantly across the animal kingdom. Biologist and teacher Aaron Reedy shows us the amazing differences between species when it comes to determination of gender. [Directed by Buzzco Associates, Inc., narrated by Aaron Reedy].

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How Yo-Yo Ma’s ‘Songs of Comfort’ are inspiring musical collaboration

May 13, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The ‘Songs of Comfort’ project world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma launched on social media continues to expand in new directions. Jeffrey Brown looks at the growing collaboration in these mini performances, as tough times bring people together through music — and technology. It’s part of our ongoing arts and culture series, Canvas. Editor’s note: For the record,  one of the talented musicians shown in this piece singing harmony with herself is NewsHour producer Ali Rogin, at 3:11. Thanks to all of the performers for sharing with us. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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Fierce Feathered Portraits of Brooding Birds by Josie Morway

Fierce Feathered Portraits of Brooding Birds by Josie Morway

MAY 29, 2018  LAURA STAUGAITIS

Artist Josie Morway creates fierce portraits of wildlife set in abstracted apocalyptic environments and interspersed with geometric linework, colorful paint drips, and mysterious Latin text. Morway often features birds in her oil and enamel paintings, using the graceful shapes of the animals’ elongated necks and sweeping wings to draw the viewer’s eye around the artwork. Many of Morway’s works also interweave plants: ferns, succulents, and blossoming flowers emerge from around her animal subjects’ bodies.

The artist shares with Colossal that the Latin lettering that embellishes some of her paintings is heavily abstracted from old mottos. “I don’t mean for them to be read too literally, but rather hope they lend a certain feeling of portentousness to the pieces,” Morway explains. “I like referencing religious icon paintings and other forms of ‘serious’ historic painting, but using animals and birds in the place of saints, etc. I’m going for the feeling of narrative realism, but working with a narrative that’s mysterious, missing some information, open to the viewer’s interpretation.”

Morway will have a piece on view at Antler Gallery in Portland starting June 9, 2018, as part of PDX/LAX II, a collaborative exhibit with Los Angeles gallery Thinkspace Projects, as well as a two person show in October. You can also find her work in Australia at Beinart Gallery’s group show starting July 13. The artist shares updates on her work via Instagram.

This is the first large pink rose bloom in our garden, Downtown Newark, New Jersey, USA.  No matter how many unpleasant events happen in this world, if we are cultivating the garden, nature will always give us happiness.  I was trapped in our apartment for two months and thirteen days, due to COVIT-19 (Corona-virus).  But when I see flowers blooming in our garden, I feel more lively seeing the freshness and beauty comes alive.

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PBS NewsHour full episode, May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Senate is divided over when to provide additional coronavirus aid — and to whom. Plus: Sens. Pat Toomey and Sherrod Brown on federal pandemic relief, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on COVID-19 trends in his state, coronavirus infections surge in Russia, grappling with COVID-19 in the most vulnerable facilities, and a NewsHour Bookshelf choice that seems to echo reality. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Senate divided over providing more coronavirus relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVxqS… Sen. Toomey on the need to get Americans back to work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to4Zz… Sen. Brown on the risk of new workplace COVID-19 outbreaks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeRaN… News Wrap: India, Bangladesh brace for tropical cyclone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JgI5… Newsom: Calif. reopening based on ‘evidence, not ideology’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hElKa… In Russia, doctors treating COVID-19 pay a deadly price https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fmEJ… COVID-19 highlights systemic flaws of U.S. nursing homes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83cew… Lawrence Wright’s prescient novel about a global pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3zcK… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump announces he is taking a controversial drug unproven to treat COVID-19 as more states lift their restrictions. Plus: How U.S.-China tensions are affecting the global pandemic response, a medical view of when and how to reopen, the firing of a State Department watchdog, college admissions tests during COVID-19, Politics Monday and singing the pandemic blues. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS As states reopen, Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUeDj… U.S.-China tensions take center stage at WHO summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRyp6… News Wrap: FBI says Pensacola gunman tied to al-Qaida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pzF9… How to apply lessons from health care workers to daily life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ1Yy… Trump’s ‘highly unusual’ politicization of government IGs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYnfi… What does COVID-19 mean for college admissions? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFwqm… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Obama speaking out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGsD7… Why this blues musician is now playing for an audience of 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUNg9… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 17, 2020

May 17, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, May 17, more stay-at-home orders are lifted and businesses start to reopen, concerns over COVID-19 as the Keystone pipeline construction continues, children’s literary titles reimagined for pandemic times, and a Chicago photographer captures the faces behind shuttered businesses. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 16, 2020

May 16, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, May 16, several states ease restrictions on businesses and public life, and how the pandemic is complicating the hard-fought voting rights for former felons. Also, a rare visit to Rose Atoll in American Samoa where scientists are studying the impact of climate change. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, the U.S. House considers another round of coronavirus relief, but it could face major opposition. Plus: An inflammatory response in some children exposed to COVID-19, Bangladesh braces for the pandemic, investigating sexual assault allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden, the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks, in memoriam and messages for graduates. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Trump vows return to business, ‘vaccine or no vaccine’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4QCL… News Wrap: Khalilzad blames hospital attack on Islamic State https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMeq7… Why do some kids develop inflammatory response to COVID-19? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbk50… Bangladesh confronts dual challenges of poverty, pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6j5i… What we learned about Biden’s Senate offices in the 1990s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrKNA… Shields and Brooks on Tara Reade allegations, Burr probe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=344Oi… Mourning 5 people killed by COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mba1s… Commencement messages for graduates in an age of uncertainty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5yHF… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube

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Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths New cases (last 60 days)
Worldwide 4,931,057 634 1,710,337 324,240
United States 1,559,750 4,733 297,628 92,333
Russia 308,705 2,104 85,392 2,972
Brazil 275,382 1,303 106,794 18,130
United Kingdom 248,293 3,737 35,704
Spain 232,555 4,937 150,376 27,888
Italy 227,364 3,774 132,282 32,330
Germany 177,827 2,139 155,614 8,193
Turkey 152,587 1,835 113,987 4,222
France 143,845 2,145 63,354 28,132
Iran 126,949 1,523 98,808 7,183
India 106,750 78 42,298 3,303
Peru 99,483 3,096 36,524 2,914
Mainland China 82,965 59 78,244 4,634
Canada 80,081 2,109 40,670 6,027
Saudi Arabia 59,854 1,749 31,634 329
Belgium 55,983 4,858 14,847 9,150
Mexico 54,346 429 37,325 5,666
Chile 53,616 2,806 22,504 544
Pakistan 45,898 209 13,101 985
Netherlands 44,447 2,547 5,748
Qatar 35,606 12,960 5,634 15
Ecuador 34,151 1,956 3,433 2,839
Belarus 32,426 3,445 11,415 179
Sweden 31,523 3,051 4,971 3,831
Switzerland 30,618 3,566 27,700 1,614
Portugal 29,432 2,864 6,431 1,247
Singapore 29,364 5,148 11,207 22
Bangladesh 25,121 149 4,993 370
United Arab Emirates 25,063 2,534 10,791 227
Ireland 24,315 4,941 19,470 1,571
Poland 19,569 510 7,903 953
Ukraine 19,230 459 5,955 564
Indonesia 19,189 72 4,575 1,242
Romania 17,387 896 10,356 1,141
South Africa 17,200 293 7,960 312
Colombia 16,935 343 4,050 613
Kuwait 16,764 3,793 4,681 121
Israel 16,650 1,814 13,299 277
Japan 16,433 130 12,286 784

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The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

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Autopsies reveal: Coronavirus is more than a lung infection | COVID-19 Special

May 15, 2020  DW News

Coronavirus is more than just a lung infection. From the first known instance of Covid-19 nearly half a year ago in the Chinese city of Wuhan medical scientists are still learning all the ways the virus can cause harm. A research team at New York’s Irving Medical Center says it has never seen so many extreme, abnormal cases. In a new study, scientists say that thromboses and pulmonary embolisms were frequently found in the deceased, something intensive care medics have already suspected. Intensive care medics from China, North America, and Europe are seeing more and more thromboses caused by blood clots. These blood clots are not just dangerous for a patient’s limbs. They can break away and affect the lungs, the heart, or the brain in the form of pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks, or strokes. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts…

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The New York Times   The Morning May 20, 2020
By David Leonhardt

 

Good morning. Virus cases are surging in France and Iran. The U.S. is deporting children. And colleges are reopening. Let’s start with the debate over stimulus.
A struggling stimulus program
There have clearly been problems with the business loan programs in the federal government’s coronavirus stimulus.
Many companies, especially small businesses, have struggled to get loans. And in a high-profile hearing yesterday, several senators criticized Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, for those problems.
More quietly, though, there also seems to be a growing recognition in Congress — among members of both parties — that the execution of the stimulus program hasn’t been the main problem. The design of the program has been.
Much of the rest of the world — including Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany and South Korea — has followed one strategy on coronavirus stimulus. Governments have temporarily paid the salaries of workers in order to prevent millions of layoffs.
The United States has taken a different path. It created a complicated mix of different stimulus policies, including loans to businesses and checks for families. This approach doesn’t appear to be working: The U.S. has had a sharper rise in unemployment than other countries. Many jobless Americans have also lost their health insurance — in the midst of a pandemic.
Now Congress may be on the verge of changing its approach.
The stimulus bill that House Democrats passed last week includes a new paycheck subsidy program, similar to those in other countries. For businesses that have lost substantial revenue, it would cover — as grants, not loans — as much as 80 percent of payroll costs, up to $60,000 per worker in annual salary. The policy would be expensive, yet still cheaper than the previous stimulus plans.
The bill is only one sign of the idea’s growing popularity. Yesterday, almost 100 House Democrats introduced a more ambitious version of the program. And senators across the ideological spectrum — from Josh Hawley (a Missouri Republican) on the right to Doug Jones (an Alabama Democrat) in the center to Bernie Sanders (you know who he is) on the left — are pushing their own versions of the plans.
Janet Yellen, the former Fed chair, has praised the idea as a “smart, quick and effective way to channel aid to workers through their firms.”
It’s still not clear what will happen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, continues to speak skeptically about the need for any further stimulus. Regardless, any bill is likely to be more diffuse and complex than the approach of other countries, and any paycheck subsidy is likely to be less ambitious.
But the U.S. may soon be moving in the direction of those other countries.
FOUR MORE BIG STORIES
1.              Spikes in new virus cases in Iran and France
A crowded street in Tehran.Arash Khamooshi for The New York Times
Two countries are facing challenges after starting to reopen. French authorities shut some schools just a week after many students returned because of a spike in new cases. France’s education minister said that some new cases were “inevitable” and added, “The consequences of not going back to school are much more serious.”
In Iran, weeks after leaders began easing coronavirus restrictions to help the economy, cases are spiking in eight provinces. Health experts attributed the resurgence to the country’s reopening before cases were consistently falling and before Iran had established widespread testing and contact tracing.
A long read: When you have some extra time, I recommend a New Yorker article, by Dexter Filkins, on Iran. It’s a good way to understand the broader political turmoil there.
In the U.S.: As of today, all 50 states have reopened to some degree. The rules vary widely.
2. The U.S. is deporting children
American authorities have deported hundreds of migrant children and teenagers, without giving them the opportunity to speak to a social worker or to plead for asylum, The Times’s Caitlin Dickerson reports. Some children are being deported in the middle of night, without their families being notified.
In expelling the children, the Trump administration is abandoning protections that both Democratic and Republican presidents have granted to young migrants for decades. Federal officials are justifying the practices under a 1944 law that grants the president broad power to prevent the “serious threat” of a dangerous disease.
Live music lives on

Travis McCready on stage during the first socially-distanced concert in Ft. Smith, Ark.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
On Monday, fans of the country musician Travis McCready experienced the nation’s first live concert in months. Some drove for hours to attend the Arkansas show, where they had their temperatures taken and wore masks. Four of every five seats were kept empty. The show offered a preview of what live music might look like for the foreseeable future.

BoredPanda:10-Year-Old Designs A Plastic Curtain To Be Able To Hug Her Grandparents Safely During Quarantine

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To protect our loved ones from COVID-19, especially those who are in the risk group, we are forced to keep a distance from them. This means that we cannot even visit them for a brief minute and must refrain from hugs and kisses. However, we all know that nothing feels better than a hug from your grandparents, so a smart girl from Riverside created a walkaround.

This 10-year-old girl couldn’t wait for social distancing to end so she could hug her grandparents

After seeing a video of someone making a blanket that intended to allow people to give hugs to their family members while keeping them safe from the coronavirus, the 10-year-old girl, Paige, got an idea.

So she decided to create a curtain that allows to safely embrace them

She decided to construct a safe curtain that has sleeves to allow two people to hug each other.

With this creation, Paige and other family members were able to embrace each other without the threat of the virus.

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A Drive-By Art Show Turns Lawns and Garages Into Galleries

The outdoor exhibition on Long Island featured works installed at properties from Hampton Bays to Montauk, with social isolation as just one theme.

Paintings by Darius Yektai were part of the “Drive-By-Art” event. Its organizer, Warren Neidich, said the show grew out of the question: “How do we show empathy and solidarity in this new age?”Credit…Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

By Stacey Stowe  May 11, 2020

No one was supposed to get too close to each other over the weekend during a drive-by exhibition of works by 52 artists on the South Fork of Long Island — a dose of culture amid the sterile isolation imposed by the pandemic. But some people couldn’t help themselves.

“At least this one looks like art,” said one man, as he stepped out of a convertible BMW onto the driveway of a rustic home in Sag Harbor on Saturday. He and two others examined the paintings, a cheeky homage to old masters by Darius Yektai that were affixed to two-by-fours nailed to trees. “Not like the other stuff.”

“The other stuff” was on display on the lawns, porches, driveways and garage doors at properties from Hampton Bays to Montauk, some from prominent artists and others by those lesser known. On a windy, blue-skied weekend, most people drove but others came on foot or by bicycle for the show, “Drive-By-Art (Public Art in This Moment of Social Distancing).”

Sabina Streeter, in Sag Harbor, preparing for the show on the South Fork. She also had elegant portraits on her porch.Credit…Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

The exhibition was conceived by Warren Neidich, an artist and theorist who lives in Los Angeles and Berlin. He has also planned a drive-by exhibition in Los Angeles for Memorial Day weekend.

“How do we show empathy and solidarity in this new age that is lacking in emotional solidarity?” asked Mr. Neidich, who put the show together in less than three weeks while living in a Wainscott cottage. “I was feeling a need to find a way to revisit and create a new vocabulary.”

The exhibition had a homespun air. Its signs, on thin yellow paper, sometimes pointed in the wrong direction. The map on the website lacked some detail; there was at least one mistaken address. But people showed up, some wearing masks, some not, in muddy pickup trucks and shiny S.U.V.s, sports cars and Subarus, snaking past the properties and looking, for a change, at something other than a television or computer screen.

The sculptor Monica Banks winked at the signature hedges of the Hamptons with “Brains in Our Arms,”  steel wool octopuses positioned in her own hedge.Credit…Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

Jeremy Dennis’s “Destinations,” wood silhouettes with photocopied images of Disney World, the Eiffel Tower, and the meeting of Elvis and President Richard M. Nixon.Credit…Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

Eric Fischl’s life-size sculptures of nymphs, titled “Young Dancers Dancing,” amid a grove of trees at his home in Sag Harbor.Credit…Eric Fischl/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY; Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

The artists included Jeremy Dennis, with a tart commentary on pop culture and politics with wood silhouettes papered over with images, like one of a meeting of Elvis and President Richard M. Nixon; the sculptor Monica Banks, whose work winked at the signature hedges of the Hamptons; and Joe Brondo, an interdisciplinary artist, who positioned three glowing orbs on the lawn of his East Hampton home. Under a chandelier strung from a tree, Dianne Blell presented “Table for Two/Separate Tables,” with furniture set for a spaced-apart restaurant meal, and in the same vein, Toni Ross and her daughter Sara Salaway positioned folding chairs along a fence in Wainscott, with dates and words, making a calendar of social isolation.

Stripped of the imprimatur of a gallery wall or an august museum setting, the works stood alone for better or worse. Eric Fischl’s life-size sculptures of nymphs dancing were amplified by a grove of trees in light leaf at his home in Sag Harbor, while a lone piece of driftwood propped on a driveway and painted by Joan Jonas to mark off six feet stood forlornly.

Bastienne Schmidt with her work “Grids and Threads” (2020), which has stakes six feet apart. She and her husband, Philippe Cheng, participated in the show.Credit…Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

Mr. Cheng, working on “AirMail,” in the “Drive-By-Art” event.Credit…Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

There was spontaneous interaction. The artist Bastienne Schmidt, dressed in a bright blue pea coat and red pants, waved to those who checked out her installation of canvas-wrapped posts set six feet apart at the Bridgehampton home she shares with her husband, the photographer Philippe Cheng. Kathryn McGraw Berry, an architect sampling the tour in a champagne-colored Audi, chatted with Eric Dever, who was checking the wind resistance of his 12 paintings mounted on posts at his 18th-century Water Mill home.

“It’s nice seeing one’s work in the landscape when you’ve been cooped up in the house,” Mr. Dever said. “I grew up in Southern California so I appreciate the drive-through idea.”

Eric Dever’s “Áquas de Março (Waters of March).” “It’s nice seeing one’s work in the landscape when you’ve been cooped up in the house,” he said. Credit…Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

At the East Hampton home of Suzanne Anker, an artist who established the Bio-Art Laboratory at the School of Visual Arts in New York, three illuminated, galvanized boxes of seedlings sat atop pedestals. The boxes are part of a series of 31 to create part of the light process that produces photosynthesis in plants.

She said she participated in the drive-by show to give people something to do while cultural institutions have been shut down. “It’s a unique treasure trove where you follow the clues, see the art and see where artists live,” she said. “There is a whole diversity of places and the kind of intimacy that you don’t typically get to experience.”

 

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PBS NewsHour full episode, May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, vaccine expert and whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright criticizes the Trump administration’s pandemic response. Plus: Former presidential chiefs of staff offer lessons from past American crises, how colleges and universities are adapting to COVID-19, the pandemic in prisons, how to revive the U.S. economy and Ask Us your questions about parenting during the pandemic. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Vaccine expert criticizes government’s pandemic response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN1G9… News Wrap: Burr steps down as head of Senate Intel Committee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAbEZ… Andy Card and Rahm Emanuel on what Trump’s crisis response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxyA… U.S. colleges struggle with decision to reopen in the fall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duu2v… U.S. prisons are breeding grounds for COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCi9q… A Nobel-winning economist’s case for more COVID-19 testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx2SG… A child psychiatrist on parenting during the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOMO… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, tensions over when to lift lockdowns and let businesses reopen dominate American life. Plus: Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on the U.S. coronavirus response, child welfare experts fear rising abuse, the family of an American hostage in Afghanistan pleas for his release, the Supreme Court considers faithless electors and “Songs of Comfort.” Editor’s Note: For the record, one of the talented musicians shown in our “Songs of Comfort” piece is NewsHour producer Ali Rogin, at 53:50. Thanks to all of the performers for sharing with us. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Trump criticizes Fauci over Senate committee testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WDcV… Alexander: States need more flexibility with federal aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4SAL… N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy: ‘All states’ need more federal aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOTQp… News Wrap: Federal judge delays decision on Flynn case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VopX9… Why experts worry child abuse is rising during the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFS9… Family of American held in Afghanistan asks Trump for help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U45TN… ‘Faithless electors’ SCOTUS case could have big implications https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74_LT… Yo-Yo Ma’s ‘Songs of Comfort’ inspire musical collaboration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGagN… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, U.S. public health officials warn of the risks of lifting coronavirus restrictions too early. Plus: Sens. Bill Cassidy and Patty Murray on the federal response to COVID-19, tough questions in legal battle over President Trump’s finances, what’s happening in Venezuela, racial COVID-19 disparities, the Flint water crisis and a Brief But Spectacular take on supporting nurses. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Senators press public health officials on COVID-19 testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5V8k… Sen. Cassidy defends Fauci from GOP criticism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH8jw… Sen. Murray: Administration ‘not transparent’ about testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_5i3… News Wrap: Biden disputes Trump’s COVID-19 testing claims https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEgUz… Supreme Court asks tough questions in case on Trump finances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f__2P… Maduro tries to leverage botched attempt to overthrow him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5mZb… COVID-19 a ‘wake-up call’ about racial health disparities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa7Oo… Pandemic threatens Flint, Michigan, with 2nd health crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzz3… A Brief But Spectacular take on showing up for nurses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFf-H… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration urges lifting pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 spreads to the White House. Plus: What countries lifting coronavirus lockdowns are seeing, racial disparities in U.S. health care, Americans with disabilities aren’t getting relief, Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith, dating amid the COVID-19 pandemic and NewsHour’s four-legged friends. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Trump touts testing efforts as virus spreads to White House  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPTn5… News Wrap: Biden blasts Trump’s COVID-19 response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA0hU… Countries are lifting coronavirus lockdowns. Is that safe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T-XU… Why COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting black Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df5f2… COVID-19 legislation leaves out Americans with disabilities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bElXJ… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on COVID-19 at the White House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMWuc… What COVID-19 has meant for dating in America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEZRQ… The NewsHour’s family of furry friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvYdc… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 10, 2020

May 10, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, May 10, the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis, the future of hospital design now being shaped by the pandemic, and little free libraries are turning into pantries to help those in need. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 9, 2020

May 9, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, May 9, more states rush to reopen businesses amid rising unemployment, a new push for absentee voting during the pandemic, and the impact of COVID-19 on frontline Filipino health care workers. Also, a lesson from China on keeping students engaged during lockdown. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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africanews Live

Started streaming on Feb 20, 2020

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Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews?… Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.c… Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews

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Watch Sky News live

Started streaming on Nov 2, 2019 Sky News

Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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[CNA 24/7 LIVE] Breaking news, top stories and documentaries

Started streaming on Jan 1, 2020 CNA

Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/… Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://cna.asia/telegram Follow us: CNA: https://cna.asia CNA Lifestyle: http://www.cnalifestyle.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/channelnews… Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia

[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

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Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

Plastic is an incredible substance for the economy — and the worst substance possible for the environment, says entrepreneur Andrew Forrest. In a conversation meant to spark debate, Forrest and head of TED Chris Anderson discuss an ambitious plan to get the world’s biggest companies to fund an environmental revolution — and transition industry towards getting all of its plastic from recycled materials, not from fossil fuels.

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What Doctors Are Learning From Autopsy Findings of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patients

May 6, 2020  Doctor Mike Hansen

What Doctors Are Learning From Autopsy Findings of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patients #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19 Coronavirus | COVID-19 YouTube Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Once the SARS-CoV-2 virus is deeply embedded in the body, it begins to cause more severe disease. This is where the direct attack on other organs that have ACE2 receptors can occur, including heart muscle, kidneys, blood vessels, liver, and the brain. Early findings, including those from multiple autopsy and biopsy reports, show that viral particles can be found not only in the nasal passages and throat, but also in tears, stool, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and heart. One case report found evidence of viral particles in the CSF, meaning the fluid around the brain. That patient had meningitis. So the virus is sometimes going to all these different organs by means of attaching to the ACE2 receptors that are there, but that’s not even the whole story. Because in some cases, by the time the body’s immune system figures out the body are being invaded, it’s like unleashing the military to stomp out the virus, and in that process, there’s a ton of collateral damage. This is what we refer to as the cytokine storm. When the virus gets into the alveolar cells, meaning the tiny little air sacs within the lungs, it makes a ton of copies of itself and goes onto invading more cells. The alveoli’s next-door neighbor is guessed who, yeah, the tiniest blood vessels in our body, capillaries. And the lining of those capillaries is called the endothelium, which also has ACE2 receptors. And once the virus invades the capillaries. It means that it serves as the trigger for the onslaught of inflammation AND clotting. And Early autopsy results are also showing widely scattered clots in multiple organs. In one study from the Netherlands, 1/3rd of hospitalized with COVID-19 got clots despite already being on prophylactic doses of blood thinners. So not only are you getting the inflammation with the cytokine storm, but you’re also forming blood clots, that can travel to other parts of the body, and cause major blockages, effectively damaging those organs. So wait a minute doc, you’re telling me that this can cause organ damage by 1) Directly attacking organs by their ACE2 receptor? Yup 2) Indirectly attacking organs by way of collateral damage from the cytokine storm? Yup 3) Indirectly cause damage to organs by means of blood clots? yup 4) Indirectly cause damage as a result of low oxygen levels, improper ventilator settings, drug treatments themselves, and/or all of these things combined? Yeah Endothelial cells are more vulnerable to dying in people with preexisting endothelial dysfunction, which is more often associated with being a male, being a smoker, having high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Blood clots can form and/or travel to other parts of the body. When blood clots travel to the toes, and cause blockages in blood flow there, meaning ischemia or infarction, that can cause gangrene there. And lots of times patients with gangrene require amputation, and “COVID toes” So is antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), the cause of all these blood clots in patients with severe COVID? Maybe. Some patients with APS have what’s called catastrophic APS, where these patients can have strokes, seizures, heart attacks, kidney failure, ARDS, skin changes like the ones I mentioned. Viral infectious diseases, particularly those of the respiratory tract, have been reported as being the triggers for CAPS. Various factors increase the risk of developing arterial thrombosis. Classically, the cardiovascular-dependent risk factors implicated in clotting have been hypertension, meaning high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, age, chemotherapy, and degree of infection. All of these contribute toward developing arterial thrombosis. A lot of patients with severe COVID-19 have certain labs that resemble DIC, such as increased PT/INR, increased PTT, decreased levels of platelets. But the reason why these COVID patients who developed clots in the study I mentioned earlier, the reason why they don’t have DIC, is actually 2 reasons, one, they weren’t having extensive bleeding, and two, they did not have low fibrinogen levels. And if its truly DIC, you would have both of those things. Anyway, you can probably glean from this video why it’s so hard for doctors to figure out what is going on with this virus. Between the variable ways this disease can present in different patients, and the different ways that organs can suffer damage, yeah, this is really, really really, complicated. Are BLOOD CLOTS the reason why COVID19 patients are dying? Video Link – https://youtu.be/qoJ4VDaGSfY Dr. Mike Hansen, MD Internal Medicine | Pulmonary Disease | Critical Care Medicine Website: https://doctormikehansen.com/ #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19

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Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 4,437,442 571 1,585,286 302,025
United States 1,448,245 4,395 253,239 86,541
Russia 252,245 1,719 53,530 2,305
United Kingdom 233,151 3,509 33,614
Spain 229,540 4,873 143,374 27,321
Italy 223,096 3,703 115,288 31,368
Brazil 202,918 960 79,479 13,993
Germany 174,948 2,104 150,300 7,928
Turkey 144,749 1,741 104,030 4,007
France 141,356 2,107 59,605 27,425
Iran 114,533 1,374 90,539 6,854
Mainland China 82,933 59 78,209 4,633
Peru 80,604 2,509 25,151 2,267
India 78,003 57 26,235 2,549
Canada 73,401 1,933 36,091 5,472
Belgium 54,288 4,711 14,111 8,903
Saudi Arabia 46,869 1,370 19,051 283
Netherlands 43,481 2,492 5,590
Mexico 42,595 337 28,475 4,477
       

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What can we learn about the coronavirus from past pandemics? | COVID-19 Special

May 8, 2020  DW News

Pandemics have haunted humanity for centuries. From malaria to smallpox, the plague and now the novel coronavirus. All of them have changed the world we live in. Despite all the lessons from history, the suffering and loss of lives from infectious diseases, we’re caught up again in a last-minute rush to contain an outbreak with a cure, for which success is as uncertain as it ever was. But have we changed the way we do things and what else is there to learn from past pandemics? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts… #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Pandemics

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A Dramatic Performance by Juilliard Students Brings a Socially Distant Approach to Ravel’s Boléro

 

A Dramatic Performance by Juilliard Students Brings a Socially Distant Approach to Ravel’s Boléro

MAY 4, 2020  GRACE EBERT

Maurice Ravel’s Boléro is a particularly collaborative composition in that it passes the melodic theme through a series of solos. The sequential performances highlight the distinct tones and sounds of each instrument, whether it be a flute, violin, or the anomalous saxophone. In a spectacular new project, dozens of Juilliard students who now are quarantined in their respective homes bring a socially distant approach to the classic orchestral composition. What makes it especially impressive, though, is not just appearances by famous alumni—watch for Yo-Yo Ma, Laura Linney, Patti LuPone, and Itzhak Perlman—but because it coordinates the instrumental piece in addition to a range of dramatic and choreographed elements that appear to transcend individual frames.

In a statement about the project, Juilliard said the hundreds of video clips were filmed separately before being edited and overlayed into a single composition. “Bolero Juilliard, assembled by a team of artists all working from remote locations, is part narrative, part collage. Most of all, it is a collective endeavor that captures a snapshot of a specific global moment and the possibilities of creative connection in an uncertain world,” the school said. The assembled video is “a complex online puzzle with many components being conceived, rehearsed, and produced simultaneously.”

If you enjoyed Juilliard’s project, check out this music video filmed entirely on Zoom and these quarantine dispatches. (via Kottke)

Bolero Juilliard | April 2020

Apr 30, 2020  The Juilliard School

“What can we do together even while we are alone?” With 100+ Juilliard students and alumni, at home together. Read more about the creation of ‘Bolero Juilliard’: https://www.juilliard.edu/news/146351… Directed and choreographed by Larry Keigwin with associate Nicole Wolcott, featuring a reimagining of Ravel’s score, conducted by David Robertson, and produced by Kurt Crowley. Featuring Juilliard dancers, musicians, and actors, with alumni Emanuel Ax (music), Christine Baranski (drama), Jon Batiste (jazz studies), Renée Fleming (voice), Isabel Leonard (voice), Laura Linney (drama), Patti LuPone (drama), Yo-Yo Ma (music), Andrea Miller (dance), Bebe Neuwirth (dance), faculty member Itzhak Perlman (music), Susanna Phillips (voice), Bobbi Jene Smith (dance), Davóne Tines (voice), and Bradley Whitford (drama). ‘Bolero Juilliard’ is at the center of the many projects and initiatives the school is undertaking during this time of remote learning, supplementing the online lessons, classes, activities, and student- and faculty-generated collaborations and creativity. These collaborations embrace the ethos of #JuilliardThrives, which showcases the creativity, flexibility, and resilience that define the Juilliard community as we are at home, together. Belong to something brilliant: http://www.juilliard.edu/we Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJuilliard… Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuilliardSchool Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/juilliardschool

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The Human Microbiome Reimagined as a Cut-Paper Coral Reef by Rogan Brown

The Human Microbiome Reimagined as a Cut-Paper Coral Reef by Rogan Brown

JUNE 4, 2018  KATE SIERZPUTOWSKI

Using the visual metaphor of a coral reef, artist Rogan Brown (previously) introduces his audience to the diverse bacteria, archaea, fungi found in the human body through paper-based sculptures. The detailed works are created after months of research and hunting for aesthetic parallels that might link the two surprisingly similar worlds.

His series Magical Circle Variations merge these sources of inspiration with a pastel color scheme that can also be found in a coral habitat. “What the reef and the microbiome have in common is that they both consist of biodiverse colonies of organisms that coexist more or less harmoniously,” Brown explains. “There are further parallels between coral and human beings in that we are both symbiont organisms, that is we depend on a mutually beneficial relationship with another species: coral only receive their beautiful colors from varieties of algae that live on them and human beings can only exist thanks to the unimaginably huge and diverse number of bacteria that live in and on them.”

Brown hopes that his intricate paper sculptures will allow his audience to more greatly conceptualize the bacteria-based landscape of the human body. Works like these will be exhibited with C Fine Art at the upcoming Art Market Hamptons July 5-8, 2018. You can see more of his work on his website.

Sheets of White Paper Layered into Dense Cityscapes and Forests by Ayumi Shibata

Sheets of White Paper Layered into Dense Cityscapes and Forests by Ayumi Shibata

FEBRUARY 19, 2020  GRACE EBERT

 “Museum Mile Book.” All images © Ayumi Shibata, shared with permission

Japan-based artist Ayumi Shibata (previously) constructs intricate paper cities and natural landscapes layers of paper for a single project, Shibata carves miniature houses, clouds, and tree-filled forests that eventually are illuminated in glass vessels, stored safely in a book, or erected in large-scale installations.

The artist tells Colossal that she doesn’t use pencil outlines, in part because the white paper isn’t durable enough to be erased if there’s an error. Instead, she envisions the three-dimensional shapes she wants to create and begins cutting. “White paper expresses the yang, light, (and) the process to cut expresses the yin, shadow. When the sun shines upon an object, a shadow is born,” she writes. “Front and back, yin and yang, two side(s) of the same coin.”

Shibata also relies on the Japanese word “kami”—which translates to paper but also to god, divinity, and spirit—as she considers the relationship between humans and nature that turns up in her work. “The world of paper that unfolds within the glass expresses the micro world, which is our human world, the Earth, the universe, and other universes and dimensions. The life-sized forest installation expresses the macro world, which is outside of our universe and the unknown worlds.” Each time someone walks into a room with one of her more expansive pieces, she thinks it’s possible “we could meet, communicate and coexist with Kami, which exists but we can’t see.”

To check out more of Shibata’s structural projects, head to her Instagram.

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PBS NewsHour full episode, May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, as U.S. unemployment rises to its highest level since the Great Depression, more states let businesses reopen. Plus: How the government can address the economic crisis, COVID-19 in the American West, Pulitzer honors for local news, the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks, remembering victims of the pandemic, the 75th anniversary of VE-Day and flowers for the sick. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Can states reopen their economies safely? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycq4J… Why U.S. economic crisis is even worse than it appears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6O8E… News Wrap: Suspects in Ahmaud Arbery killing appear in court https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oysat… The western U.S. counties COVID-19 has barely reached https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_ZKk… 2 Pulitzer winners on the changing landscape of local news https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyhS1… Shields and Brooks on DOJ politics, Trump’s economic hopes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITSQU… Remembering Americans lost to the coronavirus pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzKKN… What these World War II veterans remember most about VE-Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ4Rl… How this Calif. artist is sharing ‘Flowers for Sick People’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMjO1… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, facing lost tax revenue and budget shortfalls, more U.S. states start to reopen. Plus: The Justice Department wants to drop the case against Michael Flynn, a public health expert on U.S. testing for COVID-19, Americans lose health insurance along with their jobs, pandemic in India, outcry over Ahmaud Arbery’s death and Ask Us questions about working during the pandemic. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Pandemic’s economic damage spreads to all corners of U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-ZK6… Why does DOJ want to drop its case against Michael Flynn? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMBqP… News Wrap: Supreme Court overturns ‘Bridgegate’ convictions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szGZi… Public health expert fears states are reopening too soon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj1hZ… For many Americans, layoff means loss of health insurance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw1vx… How COVID-19 is inflaming India’s religious tensions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Q3i… Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting a ‘hate crime,’ says his father https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3STD… Viewer questions about workplace safety during the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaCWf… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, more countries lift pandemic restrictions in the face of historic economic loss. Plus: Outcry over a black man’s shooting death in Georgia, the Supreme Court hears major cases remotely, the political battle over funding states and cities, South Dakota Sen. John Thune on pandemic response, new rules around campus sexual assault, COVID-19 in conflict zones and much more. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS The new life emerging after pandemic restrictions expire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XG2R… News Wrap: New reports of pandemic fallout in North Korea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=866PE… Video appearing to show Ahmaud Arbery killing sparks outrage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFmsd… 2 major cases come before a Supreme Court operating remotely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsX2p… State, local workers: Federal aid not ‘a red or blue issue’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XEB-… Sen. Thune on funding states, PPP and safety in the Senate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8y0h… What Trump’s Title IX rules mean for survivors, the accused https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yooa3… Are people in medical crisis avoiding ER due to COVID-19? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7y0z… In Libya and Yemen war zones, COVID-19 adds a 2nd front https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwPsE… Southwest Airlines CEO on ‘worst economic environment’ ever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01M7E… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump makes his first cross-country trip since the pandemic took hold of American life. Plus: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on reopening his state, when critical COVID-19 care arrives by helicopter, the global competition for scarce protective medical gear, what the pandemic means for mental health, high mortality for British people of color and quarantine DIY. Correction: Due to an editing error in Malcolm Brabant’s segment on the United Kingdom, we incorrectly said that country was now second to the United States in per capita rate of deaths due to COVID-19. The UK is second in total deaths to the United States, per official counts. The NewsHour regrets the error. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Traveling to Arizona, Trump dismisses new death projections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXe0x… News Wrap: DNI pick Ratcliffe vows to avoid political bias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lra6W… Gov. Asa Hutchinson on he’s ready to reopen Arkansas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bx8F… When lifesaving COVID-19 care arrives by helicopter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vCuA… Why the U.S. has struggled to source enough PPE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Dh7… The ominous impact of COVID-19 on American mental health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLYiM… An intimate portrait of a British family’s COVID-19 loss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rJdU… Stuck at home, some Americans are mastering new skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deZal… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Coronavirus Pandemic (full film) | FRONTLINE

Premiered Apr 21, 2020  FRONTLINE PBS | Official

An investigation into the U.S. response to COVID-19, from Washington State to Washington, D.C. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate How did the U.S. become the country with the worst known coronavirus outbreak in the world? FRONTLINE and veteran science reporter Miles O’Brien investigate the American response to COVID-19, and examine what happens when politics and science collide. #Coronavirus #Documentary #COVID-19 Love FRONTLINE? Find us on the PBS Video App where there are more than 250 FRONTLINE documentaries available for you to watch any time: https://to.pbs.org/FLVideoApp Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frontlinepbs Twitter: https://twitter.com/frontlinepbs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frontline FRONTLINE is streaming more than 200 documentaries online, for free, here: http://to.pbs.org/hxRvQP Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation, the Park Foundation, The John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.

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@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019  DW News

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples. #dwNews #LiveNews #NewsToday

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[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

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Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th, and since Jan 30th I have been streaming this without stopping. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

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Cases

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 3,955,984 509 1,319,306 275,188
United States 1,318,289 4,000 182,930 78,244
Spain 223,578 4,747 133,952 26,478
Italy 217,185 3,605 99,023 30,201
United Kingdom 211,364 3,181 31,241
Russia 198,676 1,354 31,916 1,827
Germany 170,588 2,052 138,214 7,510
Brazil 145,894 690 59,297 10,017
France 138,421 2,064 55,782 26,230
Turkey 135,569 1,630 86,396 3,689
Iran 104,691 1,256 83,837 6,541
China 82,887 59 78,046 4,633
Canada 66,434 1,749 30,226 4,569
Peru 61,847 1,925 19,012 1,714
India 59,662 44 17,847 1,981

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The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

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Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

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Stopping Deforestation Can Prevent Pandemics

Destroying habitats makes viruses and other pathogens more likely to infect humans

By THE EDITORS on May 1, 2020

Credit: Taylor Callery

SARS, Ebola and now SARS-CoV-2: all three of these highly infectious viruses have caused global panic since 2002—and all three of them jumped to humans from wild animals that live in dense tropical forests.

Three quarters of the emerging pathogens that infect humans leaped from animals, many of them creatures in the forest habitats that we are slashing and burning to create land for crops, including biofuel plants, and for mining and housing. The more we clear, the more we come into contact with wildlife that carries microbes well suited to kill us—and the more we concentrate those animals in smaller areas where they can swap infectious microbes, raising the chances of novel strains. Clearing land also reduces biodiversity, and the species that survive are more likely to host illnesses that can be transferred to humans. All these factors will lead to more spillover of animal pathogens into people.

Stopping deforestation will not only reduce our exposure to new disasters but also tamp down the spread of a long list of other vicious diseases that have come from rain forest habitats—Zika, Nipah, malaria, cholera and HIV among them. A 2019 study found that a 10 percent increase in deforestation would raise malaria cases by 3.3 percent; that would be 7.4 million people worldwide. Yet despite years of global outcry, deforestation still runs rampant. An average of 28 million hectares of forest have been cut down annually since 2016, and there is no sign of a slowdown.

Societies can take numerous steps to prevent the destruction. Eating less meat, which physicians say will improve our health anyway, will lessen demand for crops and pastures. Eating fewer processed foods will reduce the demand for palm oil—also a major feedstock for biofuels—much of which is grown on land clear-cut from tropical rain forests. The need for land also will ease if nations slow population growth—something that can happen in developing nations only if women are given better education, equal social status with men and easy access to affordable contraceptives.

Producing more food per hectare can boost supply without the need to clear more land. Developing crops that better resist drought will help, especially as climate change brings longer, deeper droughts. In dry regions of Africa and elsewhere, agroforestry techniques such as planting trees among farm fields can increase crop yields. Reducing food waste could also vastly lessen the pressure to grow more; 30 to 40 percent of all food produced is wasted.

As we implement these solutions, we can also find new outbreaks earlier. Epidemiologists want to tiptoe into wild habitats and test mammals known to carry coronaviruses—bats, rodents, badgers, civets, pangolins and monkeys—to map how the germs are moving. Public health officials could then test nearby humans. To be effective, though, this surveillance must be widespread and well funded. In September 2019, just months before the COVID-19 pandemic began, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced it would end funding for PREDICT, a 10-year effort to hunt for threatening microbes that found more than 1,100 unique viruses. USAID says it will launch a new surveillance program; we urge it to supply enough money this time to cast a wider and stronger net.

In the meantime, governments should prohibit the sale of live wild animals in so-called wet markets, where pathogens have repeatedly crossed over into humans. The markets may be culturally important, but the risk is too great. Governments must also crack down on illegal wildlife trade, which can spread infectious agents far and wide. In addition, we have to examine factory farms that pack thousands of animals together—the source of the 2009 swine flu outbreak that killed more than 10,000 people in the U.S. and multitudes worldwide.

Ending deforestation and thwarting pandemics would address six of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals: the guarantee of healthy lives, zero hunger, gender equality, responsible consumption and production, sustainably managed land, and climate action (intact tropical forests absorb carbon dioxide, whereas burning them sends more CO2 into the atmosphere).

The COVID-19 pandemic is a catastrophe, but it can rivet our attention on the enormous payoffs that humanity can achieve by not overexploiting the natural world. Pandemic solutions are sustainability solutions.

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By David Leonhardt

Good morning. We’ve made some changes to this newsletter, and we welcome any feedback you have.
More kids are going hungry. States are reopening without a declining number of coronavirus cases. And mom and dad disagree about who’s doing the home schooling. Let’s start with President Trump’s climate agenda.
Dismantling the rules

A coal-fired generating station in Sidney, Mont. Janie Osborne for The New York Times

This newsletter will often start with coronavirus news. And you’ll always find plenty of news about it below. But the virus isn’t the only story we’re going to cover in depth.
Today, we’re going to start with another one of the world’s vital stories: the battle over climate policy.
Shortly after taking office, President Trump and congressional Republicans found an innovative way to reduce business regulations, one of their top policy priorities. They began using a 1996 law — called the Congressional Review Act, and rarely used before — that allowed them to reverse rules enacted by the Obama administration in its final few months.
Now that Trump’s first term is winding down, administration officials realize that the same law could undo some of their policies — if the Democrats win in November. So the administration has been hurrying to finish as many regulations as possible this spring, to make sure they are not vulnerable to reversal under the Review Act.
And the administration has been particularly focused on the environment. As Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka and Kendra Pierre-Louis of The Times report: Trump’s drive to dismantle major climate and environmental policies is now mostly complete.
This agenda, Trump and his aides say, helped to speed up economic growth (before the coronavirus lockdown) by giving companies more flexibility to behave as they want. Many climate and health experts counter that the rule changes are leading to more pollution-related illnesses and are accelerating climate change.
The Times, working with academic researchers, has created a graphic with all 64 of Trump’s environmental rollbacks, as well as an additional 34 in progress. Among the areas where rules have been loosened:
  • vehicle pollution
  • power-plant emissions
  • braking systems on trains hauling flammable liquids
  • dumping of coal-mining debris into streams
  • chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to developmental disabilities in children
  • species endangered by climate change
The larger debate: The Times editorial board has argued that Trump’s policy “imperils the planet,” while National Review has praised Trump for pursuing “American dominance in energy production.”
1. More kids are going hungry
A food distribution center in Queens.Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The coronavirus pandemic is creating a hunger crisis: More than 17 percent of young children in the United States lack sufficient food, according to research — a rate three times higher than during the worst of the Great Recession.
The most likely explanations are the rise in unemployment and the interruption in school meal programs. “I’ve eaten a lot less just to make sure they get what they need,” said one Ohio woman, who is trying to make $170 in monthly food stamps go far enough to feed her grandchildren.
Here’s what else is happening

Ian Prasad Philbrick, Lara Takenaga, Tom Wright-Piersanti and Sanam Yar contributed to The Morning. You can reach the team at themorning@nytimes.com.

Inhabitat: Inspiring rammed earth hospital brings affordable care to rural Nepal

https://inhabitat.com/inspiring-rammed-earth-hospital-brings-affordable-care-to-rural-nepal/

written by Lucy Wang  on April 28,2020

Photography by Elizabeth Felicella via Sharon Davis Design

An inspiring beacon of humanitarian architecture has arrived to one of the poorest and most remote regions of Nepal — the new Bayalpata Hospital in Accham. Opened earlier this month to replace an aged and overrun clinic, the new hospital is a model of sustainable rural health made possible through a collaboration between the government of Nepal and NGO Possible Health. New York City-based Sharon Davis Design crafted the 7.5-acre campus, which is built primarily from locally sourced rammed earth and powered by rooftop solar panels. oearth and powered by rooftop solar panels.

Located on a hilltop surrounded by the terraced slopes of the Seti River Valley, the new Bayalpata Hospital is expected to provide low-cost, high-quality care to more than 100,000 patients a year from Accham and its six surrounding districts — a number that’s more than eight times its original capacity. The hospital comprises five medical buildings with outpatient, inpatient, surgery, antenatal and emergency facilities for 70 beds as well as clinical functions such as pharmacy, radiology and laboratory spaces. The campus also includes an administration block for offices, a 60-seat cafeteria and 10 single-family houses plus an eight-bedroom dormitory to house the hospital staff and their families.

Related: Rammed earth Kopila Valley School is the “greenest school in Nepal”

Because of the site’s remote and mountainous location, the hospital is primarily built from rammed earth using a low-tech construction method and local labor. Soil from the site was mixed with 6% cement content for stabilization and seismic resistance. This mixture was then formed into blocks with reusable plastic formwork and set atop foundations constructed from local stone, which was also used for pathways and retaining walls.

Local Sal wood was used for built-in furniture, exterior doors and louvers. In addition to the thermal mass of the massive rammed earth walls, passive heating and cooling design strategies were used to keep the hospital comfortable year-round. The campus also includes a new water supply and storage, wastewater treatment facilities and bioswales to manage monsoon-driven erosion. The hospital’s south-facing roofs are topped with a grid-connected 100 kW photovoltaic array that is powerful enough to generate all of the campus’ electricity needs.

“We see this project as a model of how rammed earth, and other vernacular materials, can be utilized to create modern architecture,” said Sharon Davis, principal of Sharon Davis Design. “Without local materials, this project may not have been possible because of its incredibly remote location — a 10-hour drive from the nearest regional airport and a three-day drive on narrow, mountainous roads from the nearest manufacturing centers around Kathmandu.”

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Photography by Elizabeth Felicella via Sharon Davis Design

This is the STRANGEST Caterpillar You’ve Ever Seen!

Aug 6, 2019  DailyTop10s

The world is home to thousands of species of caterpillars, and some of them are very unique indeed. These are the strangest caterpillars on the planet! DailyTop10s brings you fun and informative top ten lists in a variety of different topics. Join us and sub for regular posts. If you have a top ten topic you’d like us to do make a video on, let us know in the comments! We usually focus on top tens that bring educational / informational value to the viewer. Thanks for watching DailyTop10s!

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The life of Monarch Butterfly

Sep 12, 2015  Dominique Lalonde Films Nature

Discover the life of the monarch. Adult female monarchs lay their eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves. Each female can lay 400 eggs. These eggs hatch, depending on temperature, in three to five days. Monarchs spend the caterpillar stage of their lives eating and growing. The young caterpillar measures about 2 mm and reaches a length of 50 mm. After about two weeks, the caterpillar will be fully-grown and find a place to attach itself so that it can start the process of metamorphosis. Witness the monarch’s transformation. It is the only one North American butterfly who migrate, each year, in large number. Probably no other insect on the Earth make such a migration. The Monarch can fly more than 100 km in a single day. Copyright Dominique Lalonde Subscribe : https://www.youtube.com/user/Explorat…

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Ing & John’s Street Art & The International Street Art Part 21 & 22

Ing & John’s Street Art Part 21

The Halsey Street Festival, Part 5, Thursday, September 19, 2019,

On Halsey Street between Bleaker Street and New Street, Downtown Newark, New Jersey, USA

John Watts demonstrated pottery,

Ing’s Peace Project, Ing & John’s Artwork,

A lot of Merchants, Food, Music and Fashion Show

Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Two local journalists tried to capture John’s photographs while John was focusing on producing a vase.

These two journalists were having a good time talking to a man who carried a television on his head.  It was a very creative act to convey his artistic sense by having a television costume.  There are many ways for anyone who wants to interpret his intentions.  It is ironic however, that this incident happened because, at this present time people in the whole world are having an experience of lock-down from the pandemic of COVID-19 (corona virus).  People have been glued to the televisions for the news or entertainment purposes. 

She wanted to take pictures with the television man in front of my Dr. Martin Ruther King, Jr. artwork.

These two children will remember this photograph of posing by the Television man when they are grown up.

After the sun set, music on the stage became loader, people started to gather by the stage and focused on the red carpet as the announcer described the first model to appear.

One good thing about new technology, is that now everyone can be a photographer if they have an iPhone.

I have been trapped inside our apartment for forty-seven days.  Because of this, I am glad that I took a lot of photographs of the Halsey Street Festival.  I was very busy capturing the pictures of everything including inviting people participating in my Peace Project.  I did not have much time to analyze and appreciate the event.  But now that I look back to the event, I miss these people, the ones I know, and anyone that I did not know.

I enjoyed the atmosphere created by people moving around, walking freely without fear, relishing these activities as a social community   I hope this lockdown of COVID-19 gives us at least an appreciation of the others.  They give us the warmth of their smiles and their presence in activities such as the free spirit shown in this Festival.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts and John Watts, Thursday, May 1, 2020  

Link to Ing & Johns Street Art & The International Street Art Part 21 page

Ing & John’s Street Art & The International Street Art Part 21

Ing & Johns Street Art & The International Street Art Part 22

The International Street Art Part 22

https://www.cuded.com/2014/10/30-beautiful-street-artworks-on-stairs/

30 Beautiful Street Artworks on Stairs

October 15, 2014,  by Steven

Street artists are always attempting to have their work communicate with as many people as possible in various public locations. There are countless opportunities of creativity for the artists. We have seen a lot of work done on the walls, streets. Here you will enjoy a collection of street artwork installed on stairs.

https://www.cuded.com/2018/12/street-art-yash/

Street Art by YASH

December 4, 2018, by Steven

Linus Lundin, aka Yash is a creative mural artist based in Stockholm, Sweden whose murals often feature human portraits accompanied with lovely animals, e.g., bird, puppy or fox, creating distinct simplicity and characters in each of his portrait. Light, colors and emotions in his work are all his way to explore the artistic presentations.
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Colossal: Alarming Studio Works by Pejac Focus on Earth’s Environmental Crisis

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, with millions of Americans filing for unemployment and businesses desperate, more states lift pandemic restrictions. Plus: Rising tensions between the White House and China, a perspective on reopening restaurants, essential workers strike for their health, Joe Biden denies a sexual assault allegation, the analysis of Shields and Brooks, Jazz Fest goes quiet and in memoriam. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Economic strain drives more states to lift pandemic rules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZzPh… The ongoing U.S.-China rhetorical battle over the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKamw… News Wrap: White House blocks Fauci from House testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4fJa… The CEO of Waffle House on adapting restaurants to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6uZ… How these essential workers feel about the risks they face https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w58M4… What Biden said in 1st public response to assault allegation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ApNi… Shields and Brooks on Biden’s assault allegation denial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I-up… Trombone Shorty on New Orleans’ quieted musical heartbeat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWULo… Mourning some of those lost to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUNnk… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Apr 30, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, new jobs numbers emphasize the depths of the pandemic’s economic damage. Plus: What happens to Americans struggling to pay for housing, complications around accessing food stamps, viewer questions about the economic crisis, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso on COVID-19, the World Health Organization under fire and a Brief But Spectacular take on why we’re never really alone. Correction: When discussing President Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the interview with Sen. Barrasso, Judy Woodruff mistakenly said 15 Americans had died of the disease in late February. She meant that there were 15 confirmed U.S. cases of the disease then. We regret the error. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS States ask for more federal aid as economic crisis deepens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T_Xq… How to get help if you can’t pay your mortgage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo7RD… How COVID-19 is keeping food from America’s hungriest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7TvV… Michelle Singletary answers viewers’ financial questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXtif… News Wrap: Pelosi defends Biden over assault allegation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9weo… Sen. Barrasso: Early remdesivir results ‘very encouraging’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-mI2… 2 perspectives on the Trump administration’s clash with WHO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyIcz… A Brief But Spectacular take on why we’re never really alone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEtvP… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 29, 2020

Apr 29, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, U.S. deaths from COVID-19 now exceed American fatalities incurred in the Vietnam War. Plus: The latest on testing and possible treatment, how the pandemic threatens U.S. food production, distance learning challenges for students with special needs, earning potential for collegiate athletes and a new book on community and relationships from a former U.S. surgeon general. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Amid economic gloom, is there hope for a COVID-19 treatment? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3TNr… What we know about remdesivir study and COVID-19 antibodies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWuPp… News Wrap: Navy widens investigation of Roosevelt outbreak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkHat… Trump wants meat processing plants open. But are they safe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elxBy… How distance learning is creating a special education crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgxRo… Does NCAA earnings decision mean a ‘new era’ for athletes? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo31s… Could pandemic loneliness spark a ‘social revival?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIecV… What could a post-pandemic world look like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJCs8… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 28, 2020

Apr 28, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, more states start to lift restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, causing some health experts to worry. Plus: Small businesses struggle to obtain federal aid, Sen. Chuck Schumer on the federal response, New Zealand and Australia successfully battle virus spread, how the pandemic is changing religious observation and telling fact from fiction in a global health crisis. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS More states lift restrictions, in bid for economic relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roc_a… News Wrap: Violent new protests in Lebanon turn deadly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YJVO… Why can’t more small businesses get federal pandemic aid? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgjoY… Schumer demands hearings on coronavirus relief oversight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omuw6… How New Zealand and Australia have kept COVID-19 losses loz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leM0L… How religious leaders are keeping the faith during COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leM0L… The dangerous flood of misinformation surrounding COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl9zg… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Jane Goodall on animal-human interconnectedness amid the pandemic

Apr 22, 2020  PBS NewsHour

We mark this 50th anniversary of Earth Day with Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most renowned scientists and environmentalists. A new National Geographic documentary explores her life and work, teaching generations how interconnected we are with the natural world. Jeffrey Brown talks to Goodall about her career and mission — and the pandemic that has brought modern civilization to its knees. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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africanews Live

Started streaming on Feb 20, 2020

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Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews?… Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.c… Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews

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Started streaming on Nov 2, 2019 Sky News

Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

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Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

 Google News

https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en

Cases

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 3,424,254 440 1,092,715 243,674
United States 1,157,782 3,513 150,934 67,046
Spain 216,582 4,598 117,248 25,100
Italy 209,328 3,475 79,914 28,710
United Kingdom 182,260 2,743 28,131
Germany 164,967 1,984 121,014 6,812
France 130,979 1,953 50,562 24,760
Turkey 124,375 1,496 58,259 3,336
Russia 124,054 845 15,013 1,222
Brazil 96,559 457 40,973 6,750
Iran 96,448 1,157 77,350 6,156
China 84,388 60 77,713 4,643
Canada 56,714 1,493 23,801 3,566
       

Source:Wikipedia·

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

HOW IT SPREADS

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

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For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.

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Washington Post                                          April 28, 2020
Important developments in the coronavirus pandemic.
Presented by Goldman Sach
By Angela Fritz
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The latest

The United States surpassed 1 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, which is around a third of all the world’s reported infections. More than 55,000 deaths in the United States have been reported since February, according to tracking by The Washington Post. Health experts say that both cases and deaths are likely being undercounted.

The pandemic is endangering the U.S. beef, chicken and pork supply chains, as worker infection has shut down at least 20 plants and forced those still open to slow production. President Trump is expected to sign an executive order to force meat production plants to keep operating, despite mounting reports of employee deaths due to covid-19. Read about the risks for workers and what it means for your grocery store, then check out answers to your questions below.

A Federal Reserve program to begin within weeks will provide $500 billion in emergency aid to large American corporations without requiring them to protect workers or limit payments to executives and shareholders. Since it’s exempt from rules passed by Congress for other aid, critics say it would allow large companies to take federal help without saving any jobs.

Meanwhile, despite pressure from the Trump administration, some larger businesses — including cruise line operators — are refusing to return their small business Paycheck Protection Program money. The program ran out of funds in just weeks, and several businesses have already said they would return money because they realize they weren’t the intended small-business recipients. Read about the companies that are keeping their loans. 

This couple got married in the middle of the friendliest street in town — and the neighbors all came to help create their outdoor, socially distant wedding. The bride wore a white lace jumpsuit with a peach tulle skirt. Big chalk hearts were drawn on the sidewalks. The neighbors hung flowers on the trees, and the neighborhood kids constructed a dogwood bouquet.

More important news

Will summer kill coronavirus? Cities fear heat waves will quickly become deadly.

Patients with three certain cancers are at a much higher risk of death or severe complications from covid-19, according to a new study.

U.S. intelligence agencies issued warnings about the coronavirus in more than a dozen classified briefings prepared for Trump in January and February.

Attorney General William P. Barr told prosecutors to ‘be on the lookout’ for state and local coronavirus orders that could violate the Constitution.

Across the political spectrum, leaders are warning of financial calamity if Congress and the White House don’t help struggling states.

BBC – Future: How-has-coronavirus-helped-the-environment

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200422-how-has-coronavirus-helped-the-environment

By Martha Henriques – 23rd April 2020

We know that carbon emissions have sharply fallen during lockdown. But will all these changes actually be good for the environment in the long run?

There’s clear water in the Venice canals, blue skies over Delhi and wild animals are roaming boldly in locked-down cities. The oil industry and airlines are floundering in this new world, and carbon emissions are falling fast.

But there are also mountains of food going to waste that our supply chains aren’t set up to deal with. And, what’s more, the radical changes to daily life that we’re seeing now are not – thankfully – going to be permanent.

History tells us that when emissions have fallen sharply in the past, as they do after recessions, there’s often a rocketing rebound that wipes out any short-term cut in emissions. (Read more about Covid-19’s lasting impact on the environment.)

Is this pandemic any different?

Future Planet talks to BBC Minute about the close ties between lockdown and carbon emissions. In a nutshell: we could see long-lasting positive environmental change after the pandemic. But it’s all down to how we move on after lockdown.

You can watch the video above.

As an award-winning science site, BBC Future is committed to bringing you evidence-based analysis and myth-busting stories around the new coronavirus. You can read more of our Covid-19 coverage here.

TED-Ed

We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world. [Directed by Sharon Colman, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Peter Gosling].

MEET THE EDUCATOR

Emma Bryce · Educator

ABOUT TED-ED

TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators.

The Guardian: Are female leaders more successful at managing the coronavirus crisis?

Coronavirus outbreak

Plenty of countries with male leaders have also done well. But few with female leaders have done badly

Jon Henley and Eleanor Ainge Roy

Sat 25 Apr 2020 00.00 EDT Last modified on Sat 25 Apr 2020 19.15 EDT

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On 1 April, the prime minister of Sint Maarten addressed her nation’s 41,500 people. Coronavirus cases were rising, and Silveria Jacobs knew the small island country, which welcomes 500,000 tourists a year, was at great risk: it had two ICU beds.

Jacobs did not want to impose a strict lockdown, but she did want physical distancing observed. So she spelled it out: “Simply. Stop. Moving,” she said. “If you don’t have the bread you like in your house, eat crackers. Eat cereal. Eat oats. Eat … sardines.”

The 51-year-old Caribbean premier may not have the global profile of Angela Merkel or Jacinda Ardern, but her blunt message exemplified firm action, effective communication – and showed another female leader getting the job done.

From Germany to New Zealand and Denmark to Taiwan, women have managed the coronavirus crisis with aplomb. Plenty of countries with male leaders – Vietnam, the Czech Republic, Greece, Australia – have also done well. But few with female leaders have done badly.

Ardern, 39, New Zealand’s premier, has held Kiwis’ hands through the lockdown, delivering empathetic “stay home, save lives” video messages from her couch and communicating daily through non-combative press conferences or intimate Facebook Live videos, her favourite medium.

Her insistence on saving lives and her kindness-first approach – urging New Zealanders to look after their neighbours, take care of the vulnerable, and make sacrifices for the greater good – has won her many fans, while her emphasis on shared responsibility has united the country.

Choosing to “go hard and go early”, Ardern imposed a 14-day quarantine on anyone entering the country on 14 March and implemented a strict lockdown two weeks later, when fewer than 150 people had been infected and none had died. New Zealand has recorded just 18 deaths; public trust in Ardern’s government is greater than 80%.

In Germany, Angela Merkel has been hailed for direct but uncharacteristically personal public interventions, warning that up to 70% of people would contract the virus – the country’s “greatest challenge” since 1945 – and lamenting every death as that of “a father or grandfather, a mother or grandmother, a partner …”

Thanks to extensive testing from the outset, plenty of intensive care beds, and the chancellor’s periodic forthright reminders that Covid-19 was “serious – so take it seriously”, Germany has so far recorded fewer than 5,000 deaths, a far lower figure than most EU countries.

With a doctorate in quantum chemistry, Merkel’s clear, calm expositions – a clip of her explaining the scientific basis behind the government’s lockdown exit strategy was shared thousands of times online – have also helped propel public approval of the fourth-term chancellor’s handling of the crisis above 70%.

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Merkel sets out clear explanation of how coronavirus transmission works – video

In nearby Denmark, meanwhile, the prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, acted equally firmly, closing the Scandinavian country’s borders as early as 13 March, and following up a few days later by shutting all kindergartens, schools and universities and banning gatherings of more than 10 people.

That decisiveness appears to have spared Denmark the worst of the pandemic, with fewer than 8,000 confirmed cases and 370 deaths. Frederiksen’s no-punches-pulled speeches and clear instructions to the nation have been widely praised.

She even managed to show a sense of fun, posting a clip on Facebook of herself doing the dishes while singing along to the 1980s Danish popsters Dodo and the Dodos during the nation’s weekly TV lockdown singalong. The Scandinavian country’s youngest-ever prime minister, whose approval ratings have doubled to more than 80%, has now begun easing its lockdown.

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen responded equally fast, activating the country’s central epidemic command centre in early January and introducing travel restrictions and quarantine measures. Mass public hygiene measures were rolled out, including disinfecting public areas and buildings.

In all, Taiwan adopted 124 control and contain measures in weeks, making a full lockdown unnecessary. It has reported just six deaths, and is now dispatching millions of face masks to the worst-struck parts of the US and Europe. Tsai’s warm, authoritative style has won her plaudits, even from political opponents.

Norway, with 7,200 cases and 182 deaths, this week began relaxing its restrictions by reopening kindergartens. The prime minister, Erna Solberg, told CNN she had made a point of “letting scientists make the big medical decisions”, adding that she thought her country’s early lockdown and thorough testing programme had been key.

Following an example set earlier by Frederiksen, Solberg also took the unusual step of directly addressing the country’s children, telling them in two press conferences – from which adult journalists were banned – that it was “permitted to be a little bit scared” and that she, too, missed being able to hug her friends.

Meanwhile, Iceland, under the prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s, leadership, has offered free testing to all citizens, not only those with symptoms, and has recorded 1,800 cases and 10 deaths. Some 12% of the population has taken up the offer, and an exhaustive tracing system has meant the country has not had to close schools.

The world’s youngest head of government, Finland’s prime minister, Sanna Marin, also moved decisively to impose a strict lockdown, including a ban on all non-essential travel in and out of the Helsinki region. This has helped her country contain the spread of the virus to just 4,000 cases and 140 deaths, a per-million toll 10 times lower than that of neighbouring Sweden.

Not all the women who have excelled in the corona crisis are national leaders. Jeong Eun-kyeong, the unflappable head of South Korea’s centre for disease control, has become a national icon after overseeing a “test, trace, contain” strategy that has made the country the world’s coronavirus role-model, with daily infections in single digits and a death toll of less than 250.

Jeong, a former rural doctor dubbed “the world’s best virus hunter”, has delivered no-nonsense daily press conferences, including demonstrating the ideal way to cough. While these have won praise, her work ethic – she has left an emergency operations bunker only for quick visits to a food truck – has prompted concern for her health.

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Why South Korea’s coronavirus death toll is comparatively low – video explainer

Whatever conclusions we may draw from these leaders’ performances during the pandemic, experts caution that while women are “disproportionately represented to a rather startling degree” among countries managing the crisis well, dividing men and women heads of state and government into homogenous categories is not necessarily useful.

Complicating factors may be at play. Kathleen Gerson, a professor of sociology at New York University, notes, for example, that women leaders are more likely to be elected in “a political culture in which there’s a relative support and trust in the government – and that doesn’t make stark distinctions between women and men. So you’ve already got a head start”.

In addition, it may be harder for men to escape “the way they are expected to behave” as leaders, Gerson told The Hill website. And since the very best leaders are both strong and decisive and capable of displaying feeling, women could, perhaps, “lead the way in showing that these are not competing and conflicting attributes, but complementary – and necessary for good leadership”, she said.

America faces an epic choice …

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Rampant disinformation, partisan news sources and social media’s tsunami of fake news are no bases on which to inform the American public in 2020. We believe every one of us deserves equal access to fact-based news and analysis. So we’ve decided to keep Guardian journalism free for all readers, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. This would not be possible without the generosity of readers, who now support our work from across America in all 50 states.

Our journalism relies on our readers’ generosity – your financial support has meant we can keep investigating, disentangling and interrogating. It has protected our independence, which has never been so critical. We are so grateful.

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Alarming Studio Works by Pejac Focus on Earth’s Environmental Crisis

Alarming Studio Works by Pejac Focus on Earth’s Environmental Crisis

OCTOBER 22, 2018  SASHA BOGOJEV

After taking a much-needed break over the summer following his successful presentation in Paris in June, Pejac is now back in his studio, developing new works for his U.S. debut in New York City and preparing a special limited edition that will be released toward the end of the year. Mixing his most recognizable techniques and mediums, he’s been sharing some of the alluring new pieces via his Instagram, including most recent drawings and works on pressed wood panels.

The Spanish artist first introduced the captivating works on wooden chipboard from the Redemption series back in January 2017, and eventually had an entire showcase focused on these pieces back in September 2017 in Venice. Known for revisiting his ideas and concepts, he recently finished this poignant new piece titled Safari. Mixing some of the previously seen imagery, such as patrolling helicopters with a spotlight, or a lonely stag, Pejac combines these visuals into a dynamic image that depicts a wild animal caught in the open by an unknown authority. Using fastidious shading and light effects, he uses the unorthodox composite wood medium to create a powerful effect of objects flying around the animal as its surrounding crumble around it. Once again putting a focus on the careless and ignorant bearing of humans towards nature, the artist constructed a gripping image utilizing an original technique he developed.

With similar thematic content, Pejac’s most recent solo exhibition on an old waterway barge on the Seine in Paris included three masterful large-scale drawings, along with other works on paper. Portraying a post-apocalyptic, surreal future, these meticulously rendered drawings mounted on thick frames were matched the quality of his paintings while depicting the hefty subject with a direct and delicate technique. Showing a lone character diving deep to retrieve a sinking lifebuoy ring in between plastic waste, or a helicopter removing a lighthouse over a desert, these images showcase Pejac’s poetic vision and his ability to pass a sharp and weighty message in the most poetic way.

A great example of such narrative is his canvas Le Bateau Ivre (The drunken boat) from 2015, titled after a poem written by Arthur Rimbaud, describing the drifting and sinking of a boat lost at sea in a fragmented first-person narrative saturated with vivid imagery and symbolism. Making an analogy with poem’s verbal saturation, the image shows two boys finishing from a small boat drifting through a sea densely polluted with garbage. Originally exhibited at his 2016 London solo show “Law of the Weakest,” this troubling vision from only three years ago is repeatedly becoming an alarming reality around the globe. You can see Pejac’s works in progress and stay up to date on show and print release announcements by following him on Instagram.

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