Rudy Gobert reportedly tests positive for coronavirus; Thunder and Jazz players quarantined

The NBA has temporarily suspended the season following Wednesday’s Jazz-Thunder postponement by Jack Maloney  @jackmaloneycbs The growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus reached a tipping point in the NBA. The league announced it has suspended the season after Wednesday night’s matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz was postponed as a result of Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for coronavirus, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and the Athletic’s Shams Charania. Players from the Jazz and Thunder are currently being quarantined inside of the Chesapeake Energy Arena. It’s worth noting that prior to the game, the Jazz announced that Gobert and Emmanuel Mudiay were ruled out…

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Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Test Positive For Coronavirus As Outbreak Hits ‘Elvis Presley’ Film

By Anthony D’Alessandro Anthony D’Alessandro Editorial Director/Box Office Editor@AwardsTony More Stories By Anthony Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Test Positive For Coronavirus As Outbreak Hits ‘Elvis Presley’ Film Vin Diesel Pic ‘Bloodshot’, K.J. Apa’s ‘I Still Believe’ & Blumhouse’s ‘The Hunt’ Hit Theaters Amid Coronavirus Jitters Solstice Studios Hires Lionsgate Vet Mark W. McCoy As Head Of Post Production VIEW ALLMarch 11, 2020 6:03pm EXCLUSIVE: We have just received word that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus. Both have been down in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner…

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CORONAVIRUS How Disease X, the epidemic-in-waiting, erupted in China

The following article was given to me by the editor of the South China Morning Post. By Simone McCarthy, Linda Lew, William Zheng, Echo Xie and Phoebe Zhang They called it “Disease X”. The epidemic-in-waiting.The World Health Organisation added it to a list of eight of humanity’s worst-known infectious diseases back in 2018. Didn’t have a name because it hadn’t happened. One aim of the list is to show the 194 countries that fund the United Nations body the threat from global public health emergencies, namely epidemics. Ebola is there,…

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The Real Problem with Paula Deen

Why was Paula Deen allowed to be the authority on Southern cooking for over a decade?by Lauren Michele Jackson  Nov 7, 2019, 11:29am ESTIllustration by Natalie Nelson Share this story Share this on Facebook (opens in new window) Share this on Twitter (opens in new window) SHAREAll sharing options “This is a book about black aesthetics without black people,” Lauren Michele Jackson writes in the introduction to White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue… And Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation, out November 12. As Jackson illustrates in nine essays, the phenomenon touches all facets of American popular…

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How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster

Photography and videography by CAROLYN COLE. Graphics and design by LORENA IÑIGUEZ ELEBEE and SEAN GREENE NOV. 10, 2019 | REPORTING FROM MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS Five thousand miles west of Los Angeles and 500 miles north of the equator, on a far-flung spit of white coral sand in the central Pacific, a massive, aging and weathered concrete dome bobs up and down with the tide. Here in the Marshall Islands, Runit Dome holds more than 3.1 million cubic feet — or 35 Olympic-sized swimming pools — of U.S.-produced radioactive soil and debris, including lethal amounts…

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Can Marriage Counseling Save America?

Photographs above and throughout are of attendees at a Better Angels “Red/Blue” workshop held in San Francisco this fall. Back in the 1970s, Kingsley Amis—the grumpy British novelist now remembered mostly as the father of the slightly less grumpy novelist Martin—made a remark that even today holds a high place in the anthologies of human grumpiness: “If there’s one word that sums up everything that’s gone wrong since the war, it’s Workshop.” Amis died in 1995, so he had the misfortune of living to see the workshop triumph as the primary…

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