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Thousands of revelers go to Wuhan concert

In warm conditions on the main day of a five-day May Day public occasion revelers in the focal Chinese city moved, ricocheted and shouted with.....»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMay 4th, 2021

Concert King leads benefit show

The recent spate of typhoons displaced hundreds of thousands of people and inundated more than 10,000 homes in Catanduanes......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Virus forces Sydney Mardi Gras parade off the streets

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will go ahead next year as a seated event instead of its usual glittery street parade to protect revelers from the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Thursday. The parade, which usually draws tens of thousands of partygoers, will move from its traditional route through the city’s gay hub to the […] The post Virus forces Sydney Mardi Gras parade off the streets appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Lady Gaga, car horns trumpet Biden’s grand campaign finale

PITTSBURGH  (AFP) – Honking horns, huge American flags, and pop superstar Lady Gaga: on the eve of the presidential election, Joe Biden brought an air of spectacle to workers’ stronghold Pittsburgh as he capped a campaign largely curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. US singer Lady Gaga performs prior to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaking during a Drive-In Rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) “The power’s in your hands, Pennsylvania!” the Democratic White House nominee thundered late Monday to several hundred supporters gathered for a drive-in rally in what has become the pivotal state in Biden’s battle against President Donald Trump. “It’s time to stand up and take back our democracy,” the 77-year-old added, prompting a crescendo of car horns outside the stadium that is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team. In the biting November cold, Biden took up the clarion call of a campaign that he launched 18 months ago: “This is a battle for the soul of America,” he said. “We have to win this.” Lady Gaga, clad in a white sweatshirt with “Joe” printed on the front, listened and applauded from her stage. Minutes earlier she had peeled off her gloves and sat down at a white piano to give a short but inspired musical warmup to the Biden headliner. “Gloves off because it’s a fight — a fight for what you believe in,” she said before launching into her hit “Shallow.” The 34-year-old Grammy winner called on the audience to vote for Biden because “we needed somebody that was going to bring us all together for this moment, for this very important moment.” “No matter who wins tomorrow, we’re going to have to do this together. Tomorrow’s got to be peaceful,” she added somberly, in an allusion to the tensions that have swelled in the United States ahead of the poll. The singer, who once lived in Pennsylvania, has been in this position before. In 2016, she helped close out the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton, who lost in a shocker to Trump. ‘End of Trump era?’ Dancing in the parking lot was Jamie Scafuri, a 26-year-old hairdresser, who came with friends invited by someone who works for the campaign. “We’re hoping that it’s the end of the Trump era,” Scafuri told AFP. “We’re hopeful. That’s why we’re here.” These drive-in rallies have become a staple of the Democrat’s mostly low-key campaign, which has scrupulously adhered to social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines to guard against the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 230,000 Americans. But despite efforts to put on a show at least partly resembling concert-infused mega-rallies that have traditionally marked the end of a campaign, the cars parked at distance, sparse spectators and few journalists allowed to enter makes it clear: the pandemic has upset the face of American politics in 2020. “Stay close to your cars!” urged an announcer as fans rushed forward for the arrival of Lady Gaga, in scenes far removed from the massive Trump rallies that often bring thousands of supporters packed together, very often without wearing masks. But here, Biden’s supporters understand the constraints. “I feel safe being here around our car with masks on, but it’s a great opportunity to celebrate life for sure,” Scafuri said. Biden is “a pro-science, pro-healthcare candidate, so it makes sense that he would want to protect his constituents,” added Scafuri’s friend Katie Soulen, 32, who owns the salon where they work. Trump ‘don’t care’ about us Biden is coming full circle with his campaign. The former vice president launched his White House candidacy — his third, following disastrous bids in 1988 and 2008 — in April 2019 in this blue-collar city. Even then, in the cradle of the American steel industry now remaking itself as a tech hub, Biden predicted that a victory against the Republican president would “happen here,” in Pennsylvania. Biden has a slight lead in the pivotal state, which Trump won by less than a percentage point in 2016. But the polls have tightened in recent days, and after the brash billionaire’s shock victory four years ago, some Democrats are nervous. But Bob Wilson, born and raised “right where we stand” in Pittsburgh, is confident that Trump will be defeated. “No, we’re gonna crush him… We’re gonna beat him in every state,” the 68-year-old retired truck driver, now a union official, said as he waited for Biden in the large parking lot at Heinz Field, named after the giant food processing company founded here in the 19th century. Trump is “not qualified” and “don’t care about nobody but himself,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Gary V reprises ‘Faith, Hope, Love’ online concert

  OVER the course of his now legendary career, Mr. Pure Energy has transcended the roles of singer-songwriter-musical arranger-actor-director-total performer. When he speaks, audiences listen and hope is renewed. It is no wonder that during this lockdown, thousands have turned to him not just for his music, but more importantly, for his message that uplifts […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Wuhan exodus sparks virus hope despite mounting death toll

Thousands of relieved citizens streamed out of China's Wuhan on Wednesday after authorities lifted months of lockdown at the coronavirus epicentre, offering some hope to the world despite record deaths in Europe and the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

Joy, relief as exodus from Wuhan begins

Voicing joy and excitement from behind face masks, tens of thousands of people fled Wuhan on Wednesday after a 76-day travel ban was lifted on the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic first emerged. Previously quiet train and bus stations bustled as an exodus began from the city of 11 million, with some passengers wearing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

Doctors at China’s virus epicentre overworked and unprotected

Tired and understaffed, medical workers have had to deal with thousands of new cases per week in Wuhan, the city at the epicentre of the outbreak that first emerged late last year. Many doctors have had to see patients without proper masks or protective body suits, resorting to reusing the same equipment when they should […] The post Doctors at China’s virus epicentre overworked and unprotected appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Keep Your Home Virus-Free With BHI Home Care Products

2019 Novel Corona Virus is all over the news today. It is reported that over 20,000 people got infected with this virus around the world. The virus was first discovered in Wuhan City in mainland China and has spread all over the world in the last few months—infecting thousands and took the lives of hundreds. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

Coronavirus: Countries evacuate citizens from China

HONG KONG, China –Thousands of foreigners were among millions of people confined in the central Chinese city of Wuhan when Beijing announced plans to stem the spread of a SARS-like virus that has now claimed 213 lives nationwide. On Friday, China's National Health Commission said nearly 10,000 people have been ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

Stranded in Wuhan: foreigners raise call for help in virus epicenter

WUHAN, China:  Pregnant, newly wed and now trapped at the Chinese epicentre of a global health crisis, Thai national Aphinya is among thousands of foreigners desperate to escape — and watching helplessly as the US and Japan fly their citizens home. Hundreds were flown to safety this week to Tokyo, Singapore and California on government-chartered flights, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

Coronavirus replicated: Aussies claim game changer for diagnosis

Scientists in Australia have successfully replicated the deadly Wuhan coronavirus, in what they said would be a “game changer” in the fight against a deadly epidemic which has stricken thousands......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020

Australian scientists first to grow new coronavirus outside China

SYDNEY, Australia – Scientists in Australia have successfully replicated the deadly Wuhan coronavirus , in what they said would be a "game changer" in the fight against a deadly epidemic which has stricken thousands. The Doherty Institute in Melbourne announced Wednesday, January 29 that it had grown the novel coronavirus in cell ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020

France to fly home citizens from China s virus-stricken Wuhan

PARIS, France – France will fly home its citizens who wish to leave the Chinese city of Wuhan at the center of a coronavirus outbreak that has sickened thousands and killed 81, the government announced. The repatriation, via a direct flight to France, will be planned for the middle of this week, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

Stray Kids get a full house at Manila debut concert Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Stray Kids get a full house at Manila debut concert Manila Bulletin The debut concert in Manila of K-pop boy band Stray Kids was a rousing success that saw them command thousands of fans at Araneta C.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

Thousands show up in Bohol drug symposium, Jesus Miracle Crusade takes center stage

BOHOL – Thousands of mostly students and teachers and citizens have attended and participated one of the biggest drug symposia conducted by the influential Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry or JMCIM in central Philippines. Dozens of members of the JMCIM led by prayer warrior Danny Cuarteros and wife Sister Jeany travelled all the way from Tuguegarao City in Cagayan province in northern Philippines in bad weather just to be able to hold the symposium in Bohol province for the benefit of the students. The symposium – held at the Mayor Pablo O. Lim Memorial Astrodome &'' was in coordination and partnership with the Department of Education and other stakeholders in Bohol. Valencia town Vice Mayor Jorge Buslon also attended the drug symposium and gave an inspiring message to the huge crowd – students and teachers from Grades 7 to 11 of the Valencia Technical High School headed by Principal Jonas Gabutan. Brother Cuarteros’ daughter, Sister Angel, was one of the lecturers in the symposium and she talked about drug awareness and prevention. The Jesus Miracle Crusade Choir also held a peace concert.  The symposium, dubbed “Holding Nothing Back,” was a big success, according to Brother Cuarteros, following the warm reception and hospitality of the host school and local government officials and the public, especially at a time that the Duterte government launched the second phase of its war against illegal drugs dubbed as “Oplan Taphang” which literally means “Operational Plan Tapok-Hangyo”  Oplan Taphang aims to gather support from the public to help the police in its anti-drugs and anti-criminality campaign in the country. The group of Brother Cuarteros has conducted tens of dozens of crusades and drug symposium across northern Philippines in recent months, and played a key role in other religious activities in the country and abroad. The Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and national government officials, including lawmakers and armed partisan groups, have publicly praised JMCIM for its religious and active advocacy in various issues.    “Hallelujah, praise the lord, through the leading prayers of our beloved and honorable Evangelist Pastor Wilde E. Almeda, the end time prophet of God, we are victorious in Jesus name,” Brother Cuarteros said, referring to the JMCIM founder. (Cebu Examiner) 164&'160;total views, 164&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Bishop offers hope in mass for COVID-19 dead

Manila apostolic administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo, who led the “mass for the dead” at the Manila Cathedral yesterday, reminded the faithful to still be hopeful and give importance to the life they were given even as thousands have died of COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 54 min. ago

Vice isiniwalat ang financial condition dahil sa pagsasara ng ABS-CBN, pandemya

Sobrang miss na miss na ni Vice Ganda ang mag-concert dahil taun-taon naman niya itong ginagawa noong wala pang COVID-19 pandemic. Kaya naman napag-usapan nila ng team niya na gumawa ng show sa gitna ng pandemya dahil gusto nga nitong magpasaya rin ng tao. Aminado si Vice na wala siyang alam kung paano dahil nga […] The post Vice isiniwalat ang financial condition dahil sa pagsasara ng ABS-CBN, pandemya appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News21 hr. 54 min. ago

Commentary: Care for our healthcare heroes

More than a decade ago, Republic Act No. 10069 was passed declaring May 7th of every year as the “Health Workers Day”, as recognition to thousands of Filipino healthcare workers that serve as the backbone of the country's health system. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Inside the cut-throat battle to build K-pop s next superstars

Thirty teenagers, thousands of hours of training, dozens of shattered dreams: it all comes to a head next week when the Blitzers will be launched into the cut-throat K-pop market, hoping to become the next BTS......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

They are destroying the myth of young people’s technology and their mental health

‘Technology is bad for young people’s mental health’. If you are over 35, you will have heard this phrase thousands of times, backed by dozens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021