Grenada turns away five cruise ships over COVID-19 concerns | Caribbean | Jamaica Gleaner

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Health and port authorities in Grenada cancelled five cruise ship calls over a nine-day period due to outbreaks of flu-like symptoms onboard vessels. The ships that were turned away were scheduled to call…
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World passes 300 million COVID cases as omicron breaks records | The Japan Times

In the past seven days, 34 countries have recorded their highest number of weekly cases since the start of the pandemic, including 18 nations in Europe and seven in Africa, according to an AFP count based on official figures.

While far more contagious than previous coronavirus variants, omicron appears to cause less severe illness than its predecessors.

Even as it spurred the world to record 13.5 million cases in the last week alone — 64% higher than the previous seven days — the global average of deaths dropped 3%.

France’s public health authority said Friday that the risk of hospitalization was about 70% lower for omicron, citing data from the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Israel.

However with a global average of 2 million new cases being detected daily, experts warn the sheer numbers threaten to overwhelm health systems.

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that omicron should not be categorized as mild, as it “is hospitalizing people and it is killing people.”

Source: World passes 300 million COVID cases as omicron breaks records | The Japan Times

Officers Ran Off After Firing Stun Gun That Set Man Ablaze, Video Shows – The New York Times (Me: He died from effects of being set on fire)

He said that if officers are properly trained, they should try to confirm if any liquids nearby are alcohol-based.

“Most people, not everybody, knows that hand sanitizers are alcohol-based,” he said, adding: “Based upon that, they should not deployed their Tasers.”

“He was an unarmed individual in a closed room with three officers,” Mr. Higgins continued. “They had several options at their disposal.”

Lê Vĩnh Tài | THE SEA TALKS ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE (234) — SONGNGUTAITRAM

Lê Vĩnh Tài, the Vietnamese poet and translator, born 1966 in Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak, Vietnam. The retired doctor is still a resident of the Western Highlands, an acclaimed businessman in Buon Ma Thuot. Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

Lê Vĩnh Tài | THE SEA TALKS ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE (234) — SONGNGUTAITRAM

Madeira: Spaziergang zu den Balkons von Ribeiro Frio … Madeira: Walk to the balconies of Ribeiro Frio

Stella, oh, Stella

Dies war unser erster Spaziergang während unserer zweiten Reise nach Madeira im Januar 2015. Wir wohnten wieder im Palheiro Village Komplex, der uns so gut gefallen hatte. Der Weg ist weder auf der Karte eingezeichnet, noch kann man ihn auf Google Earth sehen, aber er existiert und ist von Ribeiro Frio aus ausgeschildert.

… This was our first walk during our second travel to Madeira in January 2015. We stayed at Palheiro Village again, which we had liked so much. The walk is not noted on the map or visible on Google earth, but it is there and signposted from Ribeiro Frio.

Um dorthin zu kommen, sind wir von Palheiro Village aus so gerade nach Norden gefahren, wie möglich.

… We went from Pahlheiro Village in as straight a line northward as possible.

Daher kann man auch am Anfang des Wanderwegs auf Funchal blicken.

… Therefore, one has a great…

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Una página en blanco

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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Para un artista, una hoja en blanco es la piel que acaricia con su tinta, la bella y suave textura que besa con su inspiración, la novia enamorada que espera con ilusión el contacto con la tinta, las letras y las palabras de un romance o de una historia maravillosa. Para un artista, una página en blanco es la invitación a escribir un poema, un cuento, una novela, un texto pletórico de ideas y sentimientos. Para un artista, una hoja es un papel invaluable en el que le es posible dejar pedazos de sí, trozos de su alma y de su mente, textos que, sin duda, se transformarán en libros impresos o digitales, en obras con su nombre y su recuerdo. Para un artista, un fragmento de papel, cualquier hoja en blanco, tiene mucho significado, valor y afecto…

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Lawyers Challenging Biden’s Covid Vaccine Rules Both Have Covid

two of the lawyers challenging the regulations had to make their arguments by phone because, well, they have covid. Reuters reports that Ohio Solicitor General Benjamin Flowers and Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill both tested positive for the virus. Per the court’s own protocols, attorneys must get a PCR test the day before arguments and if they’re positive, they have to participate remotely, which is similar to the workplace rule issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But Flowers and Murrill are essentially arguing that other people should have to go to work with people who aren’t vaccinated or haven’t been tested. It’s truly something.

Source: Lawyers Challenging Biden’s Covid Vaccine Rules Both Have Covid