Latest coronavirus totals for Indiana and Michigan

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – April 23, 2020 0 403 Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Latest coronavirus totals for Indiana and Michigan Facebook A mural describes the fear of the novel coronavirus in the district Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, March 14, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Indiana confirmed 612 new positive coronavirus cases on Thursday, putting the total over 13,000.An additional 45 Hoosiers have died, bringing the total to 706.Michigan now has more than 35,000 confirmed cases, reporting another 1,325 posititve COVID-19 test results across the state Thursday afternoon.More than 160 new deaths are being reported, putting the state’s total number of people who have succumbed to the virus at just under 3,000.Indiana latest: latest: Google+ Previous articleNavy’s Blue Angels to appear over Indy to honor essential workersNext articleTri-Way Drive-In Theatre denied in effort to reopen on Friday Tommie Lee Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Is Planning To Release New Music In 2017

first_imgWhile fellow Led Zeppelin member Robert Plant continues to create new music with his solo band, guitarist Jimmy Page has mostly been working on re-releases from the Led Zeppelin catalog in the last few years. With the recent release of Zeppelin’s The Complete BBC Sessions, it seems Page can finally turn his sights on the new.In past interviews, Jimmy Page has talked about putting a band together to record new music and tour. However, those plans were unfortunately sidetracked with work on the new release. As Page explains, he’s still very much interested in getting back out there in 2017.Speaking to Planet Rock, Page said, “It took a lot of time and I must say that I hoped by this time (September 2016) that I would be sort of playing with other musicians. I’ve said that to you before but I still hope to do that. Clearly now it’s not going to materialise until next year. That’s not that far away now!”On the other hand, Page also said that he might work on more re-releases as well. “I’m sure there will be some (restored) releases over the next few years… but it’s the sort of thing where we need to have a good old chat with the band y’know. A few band meetings to discuss the ideas. So, I hope so!”He’s also in touch with the members of his other band, The Yardbirds, about potentially producing re-releases for them as well.“I’m in touch with the members of the Yardbirds and I hope to be seeing them relatively soon and then the material I’ve got we’ll see how much of it comes out. Hopefully all of it will come out but they haven’t heard all of the things, they’ve just heard certain samples of things and they were really thrilled with what they heard, which is cool.”He continues, “It’s all stuff that was done right in the last stages of The Yardbirds, it’s more or less almost in that last year that we had together. It’s got things that were really sort of crossover… I’m just really keen to do that and do it with them… so we’re all involved, bits of memorabilia and all of that. I’m very very hopeful that it will come together. I’m confident that it will.”Let’s hope this doesn’t impede Page’s ability to create new music and get back out there. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we know more.last_img read more

Rite of spring

first_imgVisual and studio artists, musicians, filmmakers, and comedians staged a spectacular Arts First to weekend crowds that topped 15,000 over the festival’s four days. The annual campus rite of spring showcased everything from ancient Greek tragedy to contemporary pop soul with students and faculty celebrating creativity, beauty, identity, and the rich cultural diversity found throughout the arts.In its 26th year, Arts First expanded its reach into Allston, with daylong events that included the unveiling of a mural by artist Paul Deo at the Ed Portal and a historic performance of “Antigone” in Harvard Stadium before a crowd estimated at 4,000. In Cambridge, the community enjoyed a performance by legendary pianist André Watts at Sanders Theatre, and a Performance Fair comprised of dozens of student groups on campus.last_img read more

NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested Amid Corruption Probe, Reports Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the New York State Assembly and one of the most influential lawmakers in Albany for two decades, was reportedly arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges.Silver, a Democrat representing lower Manhattan, surrendered to the FBI Thursday morning, and is scheduled to appear in federal court later in the day, according to news reports.“I hope I’ll be vindicated,” Silver said outside the federal building in Manhattan on Thursday, according to The New York Times. The veteran lawmaker ascended to his role as speaker in 1994.Late last March, Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, reportedly opened an investigation into Silver after Gov. Andrew Cuomo had unceremoniously disbanded the so-called Moreland Commission, which was set up in July 2013 to investigate corruption in Albany.No charges have been announced.The Times has reported that federal prosecutors have been looking into payments Silver received from a law firm specializing in reducing New York City property taxes, which he may have failed to document on his financial disclosure filings.The New York Republican State Committee was quick to pounce. In a statement, the GOP called for Silver to step down.“Sheldon Silver must immediately resign from the State Assembly,” said NYGOP spokesman David Laska. “While this is another sad day for New York, we cannot be distracted from the important business of growing our economy and creating jobs.”It’s unclear who Silver’s successor would be.Assemb. Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead) currently serves as Deputy Speaker. According to news reports, she is not in line for succession, should Silver leave office. She has not returned calls to her office for comment.last_img read more

Branch transformation success: Coastal Federal Credit Union

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With $2.5 billion in assets and more than 200,000 members, Raleigh, N.C.-based Coastal Federal Credit Union is the state’s second largest credit union. Like many other financial institutions, Coastal’s management team recently decided that changes in its branch structure were imperative for its future success.According to Willard Ross, senior vice president and chief retail officer for Coastal, “We had a solid foundation for delivering services, great products and sizeable market share. But our expenses were too high, and our sales were too low for products such as loans and new accounts.”To boost revenue, streamline operations and better serve members, Coastal set out to transform its branches with a comprehensive five-year plan designed to increase automation, elevate employees into higher-level sales and service roles, and bring innovative new products into the portfolio.“As a credit union, our members are both customers and stockholders,” said Ross. “So we developed a strategy to serve them on many levels.” continue reading »last_img read more

Time for a strategic planning makeover?

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Glenn ChristensenAll industries face changes that require a strategic planning makeover, and the credit union industry isn’t much different.New market developments, client needs, along with various regulations, are most likely challenging you to find brand new sources of future non-interest income so that you can grow. Although it can be tough to grow and remain viable in volatile environments, changes are also known to bring opportunities with them, and it is up to your leadership to run a thorough analysis to realign the organizational mission and big picture strategy with various tools available to you.Although we understand that information is never complete, there are more tools available to strategic planning than you had in the past. Due to the uncertainty and changes in the environment strategic planning makeovers will occur more frequently continue reading »last_img read more

Amid Clinton’s Historic Run, It’s Sanders’ Message That’s Resonating With LI Women

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]E[/dropcap]xactly one week after Hillary Clinton’s drubbing in the New Hampshire primary, a group of about 15 women gathered in the Pace Landing section of West Islip for yet another examination of the tumultuous campaign for the Democratic presidential ticket.But those who assembled on this Tuesday night aren’t the type of people you might expect to find in the living room of such a tony neighborhood, considering the generation gap between some of them. It’s not age, economic status or familial ties that brought this group together. Instead, it’s their political ideology that united them in common belief and action. Although the majority of them were left-leaning women, they were not there to discuss the virtues of the female Democratic presidential contender who could make history as the first woman elected to the White House. These were Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporters.Their gathering came a week after Sanders, a self-proclaimed “Democratic socialist,” routed Clinton in New Hampshire and battled to a near-tie in Iowa. With Sanders rising in the polls nationally and in states like Nevada, where no one ever imagined Clinton would be in a nail-biter, the potential that Sanders could actually walk away with the nomination has emboldened his already rambunctious supporters.“Bernie talks about everything that has either happened to me in my life or has come out of my mouth at some point,” 34-year-old Melissa Peters, an active member of the Facebook group “Long Islanders for Bernie Sanders,” told the circle. “From being poor, which I’ve been, from education–student loans have killed me, just wanting the best for my children, watching the opiate problem in our neighborhood and having it personally affect me in my life–literally, everything he says hits me or somebody in my life.”Like many of Sanders’ backers, Peters believes the Vermont Senator speaks to her personal experiences in a way no other politician before him ever has. That’s why she is actively campaigning for him, keeping her car well-stocked with bumper stickers and campaign buttons. Her children, ranging from 6 months to 6 years old, are well-known on the Long Island campaign trail, knocking on doors and singing Sanders’ praises.The discussion centered around the issues central to their beliefs: opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, support for a single-payer healthcare system, and rebellion against the establishment and politics as usual. Gatherings like these have been popping up all over the country as grassroots support of Sanders has usurped what had once seemed like a surefire nomination for Hillary Clinton. Indeed, exit polls taken at polling sites during this month’s New Hampshire captured what, at the surface, appears to be shockingly high support for Sanders among women, a coveted voting bloc that overwhelmingly favored Sanders by a margin of 55 to 40 percent in New Hampshire.More than a dozen women gather in West Islip to discuss the Democratic primary for president. They were all Bernie Sanders supporters.It probably didn’t help Clinton’s efforts that feminist leaders Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright recently chastised younger women for what they perceived as their dereliction of duty to support her campaign to be the first woman elected president.On Feb. 5, feminist icon Gloria Steinem suggested on Bill Maher’s HBO program that women have been coming out in droves for Sanders not because of their appreciation for the candidate, but out of a primal attraction to men.“When you’re young, you’re thinking: ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,’” she told Maher. (She later released on apology on her Facebook page.)Two days later, it was Albright, another former Secretary of State, who got into the mix while stumping for Clinton in New Hampshire.“We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done,” Albright, 78, said. “It’s not done. There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”A laughing Clinton applauded Albright’s biting critique, which many Sanders supporters perceived as flippant.“A special place in hell?” Peters wrote on her Facebook page with a link to Albright’s comments. “Albright and Steinem must think they can insult women into voting for their girl…That itself is insulting to any feminist.”The women who gathered on Tuesday said that Sanders’ message simply resonates more with them than Clinton’s.Their collective enthusiasm stemmed from discovering pockets of like-minded people on an Island that seemingly runs a deep red. The recognition of their commonality has been fostered on social media and cemented through organizing and participating in Bernie-centric events, such as the upcoming march for Bernie in New York City on Feb. 27. Their passion was reminiscent of the groundswell of grassroots support that propelled then-Sen. Barack Obama to the White House in 2008. Yet, they were disappointed by what they perceived as Obama’s abandonment of the progressive agenda once he was elected.Wendy Hoder is a 57-year-old activist and former Democratic committee person who was practically raised from birth to be politically active by her libertarian father, who used to take her as a child to protest such initiatives as the Stony Brook sewage treatment plant, which was polluting Port Jefferson Harbor. Disillusioned with the crop of Democratic candidates, Hoder had decided to sit out the current election—before Sanders threw his hat in the ring. Then everything changed.“When I heard he was running, I was like, ‘Viva la Revolution!’” she said to the laughter of the Bernie-enthusiasts surrounding her.Revolution, however, was something close to the heart of Sandra Garay Avila, whose family fled El Salvador following a bloody civil war. She has seen firsthand the political upheaval that comes from a vast disparity in the distribution of wealth.“It was something like 14 families owned 60 percent of the land,” said Avila. “I always compare it to this country. I see everything that’s going on around here. I look around and say this country’s not headed in the right direction.”Sanders’ message of combatting income inequality speaks to the heart of Avila’s fear in a way that Clinton–or any Republican–does not.“It’s going to be interesting to see what the future of the Democratic Party will look like if Bernie gets the nomination,” said Terry Kalb, a retired teacher from Wading River, referring to Long Island’s Democratic Party, which unequivocally supports Hillary Clinton.“There are plenty of people hurting on Long Island,” Kalb continued. “There are plenty of people barely clinging to an existence on Long Island. It’s not just the Gold Coast Democratic Party. So the same kind of revolution that has to happen in Washington is going to have to happen in our smaller communities and in the party system in New York.”They believe Sanders is just the candidate to reshuffle the political deck as we know it.(Featured photo credit: Bernie Sanders presidential campaign)last_img read more

A direct flight between Croatia and Japan soon?

first_imgRELATED NEWS: “The strategic goal of the Ministry is to develop Croatia as a destination that is accessible to various airlines, especially before and after the peak of the summer season. That is why we are turning to the Asian market, primarily Korea, Japan and China, where we are concentrating on many of our efforts ”Point out the Ministry of Tourism, which is stated in the report. Croatia and Japan are continuing talks on the introduction of a regular airline between the two countries, the portal reports The number of Japanese tourists visiting Croatia is constantly growing. Thus, last year a total of 159.574 tourists from Japan were recorded, which is an increase of 12,3% compared to 2017. Most of them remained in Dubrovnik, followed by Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split and Opatija. THE ONLY ISLAND JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN CROATIA OPENED ON LOŠINJ Currently, Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), operates summer charters from several cities to Dubrovnik. Also, Japan Airlines (JAL) is considering a service base in Eastern Europe through its recently established long-term low-cost airline Zipair, which could prove Croatia’s position as an optimal location. Negotiations are underway on the adoption of the Air Transport Agreement, which is a precondition for the establishment of non-stop flights, and the first round of negotiations was held last November in Tokyo. The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that the talks are continuing and that a certain framework has been reached until the conclusion of the Air Transport Agreement between the two countries. last_img read more

In drastic step, Italy bishops cancel weekday Masses in coronavirus areas

first_imgItaly’s bishops on Thursday ordered that Masses not be held during the week in churches in areas of the north of the country affected by the coronavirus outbreak, a step believed to be unprecedented.It was believed to be the first time such a draconian step had been taken in Italy, the European country worst hit so far by the coronavirus outbreak. Masses were not even cancelled when the plague struck Milan in the 17th century.A statement from the bishops conference said Masses would not be held from Monday to Saturday in churches in the Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna region as well as in the provinces of Savona in the Liguria region and Pesaro and Urbino in the Marche region. The statement did not mention Masses on Sunday, when according to Church teaching Catholics are obliged to attend Mass unless they are ill.The move comes during the season of Lent, where more Catholics go to weekday Mass than at other times during the year.The Italian government has ordered the closure of cinemas and theatres and has told Italians not to shake hands or hug each other. Schools and universities have been closed until March 15.The death toll from coronavirus in Italy stood at 107 on Wednesday while the accumulative number of cases totaled almost 3,090.Several conferences that were to have taken place in the next few months with the participation of Pope Francis have been postponed.The Vatican has said the 83-year-old pope, who cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy, is currently suffering from a cold that is “without symptoms related to other pathologies”.Topics :last_img read more

‘We don’t want people to panic’: Jokowi says on lack of transparency about COVID cases

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has admitted that he was deliberately holding back some information on COVID-19 cases to prevent the public from panicking. “Indeed, we did not deliver certain information to the public because we did not want to stir panic. We have worked hard to overcome this, since the novel coronavirus outbreak can happen regardless of the country border,” Jokowi said on Friday.He assured the public that his administration had tried its best to overcome the pandemic through several measures. He also told the public to remain calm and vigilant. Read also: COVID-19: Mr. President, you need professional help“We will inform the public eventually. However, we have to think of the possibility that the public will react to it by panicking or worrying, as well as the effect on the recovered patients. Every country has different policies,” Jokowi said, adding that he would inform the public whenever a new cluster appeared. The government’s spokesperson for COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto announced that the number of confirmed cases had risen to 69 on Friday. As of now, four patients have died due to the disease, while five patients have recovered. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more