Jamaica Update, September 13, 2021: Putting that awful August well behind us

Petchary's Blog

It was an awful August, truly. Ten days in, the month had already got the thumbs down from me on many counts. The predictable but still shocking report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was one thing. Then there are the relentlessly soaring COVID-19 numbers, reflected in the tired faces of Minister Christopher Tufton and our Chief Medical Officer. The Emancipation/Independence holiday week was quiet for us at home – but hey, over in our tourist resorts there was lots of lively fun (social distancing anyone?) Dream Weekend in Negril(five days of intense partying) has been renamed by some “Nightmare Weekend”… Do drunken partygoers and a third wave of COVID-19 mix well? I think not, and now we have cruise ships arriving in St. Ann – one of the parishes worst hit by the pandemic.

And vaccine hesitancy is all the rage. A man stole an igloo…

View original post 2,419 more words

Il percorso artistico di Lucio Dalla


Oggi parliamo di un artista indubbiamente avanti rispetto alla concorrenza, uno sperimentatore di alto livello che in ogni ambito dell’arte musicale ha dato lustro al nostro paese.

Nato il 4 Marzo del ’43 a Bologna, perde il padre all’età di sette anni a causa di un tumore, per questo la madre decide di mandarlo a studiare al Collegio Vescovile Pio X di Treviso. Terminata la scuola dell’obbligo inizia a studiare ragioneria, per trasferirsi successivamente al liceo classico e linguistico.

Trascorre la sua adolescenza a Bologna, dove si appassiona al Jazz. Riceve all’età di dieci anni un clarinetto, che impara a suonare completamente da autodidatta ,mostrando grande talento. Entra subito in una band jazz emiliana, che gli da modo di incontrare Chet Baker, un trombettista di grande rilevanza. I due si esibiscono insieme solamente in alcune circostanze.

Qualche tempo dopo si trasferisce a Roma, dove continua la sua…

View original post 553 more words

‘Their Crisis’ Is ‘Our Problem’: Washington Grapples With Idaho Covid Cases – The New York Times

Surgeries to remove brain tumors have been postponed. Patients are backed up in the emergency room. Nurses are working brutal shifts. But at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., the calls keep coming: Can Idaho send another patient across the border? Washington State is reeling under its own surge of coronavirus cases. But in neighboring Idaho, 20 miles down Interstate 90 from Spokane, unchecked virus transmission has already pushed hospitals beyond their breaking point. “As they’ve seen increasing Covid volumes, we’ve seen increasing calls for help from all over northern Idaho,” Dr. Daniel Getz, chief medical officer for Providence Sacred Heart, said in an interview. As he spoke, a medical helicopter descended with a new delivery. At a time when Washington State hospitals are delaying procedures and struggling with their own high caseloads, some leaders in the state see Idaho’s outsourcing of Covid patients as a troubling example of how the failure to aggressively confront the virus in one state can deepen a crisis in another.

Money or No Money? What helps a state in transition?

The Chinese contribution does not seem to be a great deal of what is needed but helpful for promotion for China and Afghanistan…

Beyond The Lines

The Taliban announced an acting government on 10th September 2021, that is one day before the 11 September, a day which allowed the U.S. to invade Afghanistan in 2001.

After the announcement of some key members of the acting government in Afghanistan, on 8th September a meeting between Foregin Ministers of its neighbouring countries was chaired by China.

In the meeting Wang Yi the Foregin Minister of China announced that China will provide 3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan, as well as emergency humanitarian aid worth 200 million yuan ($31 million) including food, medicines and other materials for winter.

The Foreign Ministers meeting was held among China, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The Taliban had also invited China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey on 10th September to be a part of the “acting cabinet” announcement.

Why is China reacting so rapidly while India and the West watch?


View original post 299 more words

The Truth About Clean Energy


Using clean energy is not only cheap it is better for the environment

Wouldn’t it be nice if the producers of fossil fuel would help us to make a commitment

After making billions of dollars over the years, they could start helping us to make the future bright

If they could simply wake up and see the light

Photo by Carl Attard on Pexels.com

The earth is showing us that we need to change what we are doing now

We need to find ways to stop burning fossil fuels somehow

Since solar panels are getting cheaper and things seem to be going in the right direction

It is time for the people on the planet to be encouraged to make better decisions

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com

Time for the fossil fuel production to cease

And the green energy use to increase

We would be moving quickly…

View original post 128 more words

Monografie : Fats Waller — Andrea Bianchi – Drummer

Nato a New York nei quartieri poveri, da piccolo gli viene imposta una formazione classica (il jazz era ritenuto musica malvagia).La svolta jazzistica arriva quando viene preso sotto l’ala protettrice del pianista James P Johnson che lo istruirà e lo renderà uno dei più grandi pianisti della sua epoca assieme a Willie The Lion Smith.Compositore […]

Monografie : Fats Waller — Andrea Bianchi – Drummer