Telethon raises $115M for New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey shed tears after announcing that more than $115 million was raised toward supporting New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19 during a virtual telethon. “Thank you, thank you,” said a tearful Fey, the host of the Rise Up New York! event Monday evening. The Emmy-winning actress along with other A-list celebrities […]

NRW orders corona test for all slaughterhouses

NAfter the recent outbreak of the novel corona virus in a slaughterhouse in the Westphalian district of Coesfeld, the state government is taking consequences. The employees of all slaughterhouses in North Rhine-Westphalia are tested for the virus. Christian Wiermer, the government spokesman in Düsseldorf, said this on Friday morning. According to the magazine “Der Spiegel” […]

Gaga, Stevie Wonder offer hope at event fighting COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga urged people weathering the coronavirus pandemic to find a way to smile through the pain, while Stevie Wonder encouraged viewers to lean on one another as the superstars kicked off Saturday’s all-star event aimed at fighting the coronavirus and celebrating health care workers on the front lines. The two-hour […]

Pro wrestling ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Body slams and pile drives can go on in the Sunshine State. With Florida under a lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, there’s one business deemed essential by Florida’s governor that is raising some eyebrows: pro wrestling. Florida’s top emergency official last week amended Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home order which was […]

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award […]

US unemployment claims skyrocket

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Less than a week ago, David McGraw cooked for hundreds of fine guests daily in one of New Orleans’ famous restaurants. Today he cooks for himself at home – fired along with hundreds of thousands of people in the United States in a massive economic upheaval triggered by efforts to slow […]

The lock in Wuhan is due to be lifted as the COVID-19 cases are closed

The Chinese authorities have announced the end of a two-month ban on the province that triggered the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came on Tuesday when officials said COVID-19 cases in Hubei province are waning. However, cases of the virus are rapidly escalating around the world, causing undue social and economic disasters. The virus has now […]

Football news Coronavirus leagues still running, Belarusian Premier League, A-League

This is Europe’s last football outpost where the country’s president believes “tractor therapy” can cure a deadly virus. Welcome to the Belarusian Premier League. Former Arsenal and Barcelona star Alexander Hleb admits that “nobody cares about the corona virus in their home country”. On Thursday, when Uefa debated how to save the season, a country […]

John Legend, Chris Martin and Pink offer free concerts

Some of the biggest names in music have joined forces to offer free entertainment to their millions of fans around the world who are stuck at home and practicing social distancing in the coronavirus crisis. RELATED: Follow the Latest Corona Virus Updates Coldplay frontman Chris Martin went on Twitter on Tuesday and announced that he […]