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Monday, October 19th, 2020

 

In Love with the Louvre

By Adam Gopnik, THE NEW YORKER October 19, 2020 October 26, 2020 Issue  How a great picture gallery became one of the first truly encyclopedic museums. What happens when we try to walk at night through museums we can no longer visit? A range of online virtual tours provides the possibility, but apart from physical problems of reproduction—the pixel resolution is inadequate, the movement glitchy and twitchy—the real difference is the loss of tactile and optical tension, the missing dialogue of aching feet and happy eyes. Online, we float, ghostlike, downRead More


Stocks Fall, Dow Plunges 400 Points, As Coronavirus Cases Surge And Hope For Last-Minute Stimulus Dims

By FORBES Oct 19, 2020,04:20pm EDT Heading into another big week for earnings season, the three major stock market indexes failed to hold on to early morning gains and ended Monday day down amid a startling surge in domestic coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, ongoing stimulus negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin seemed to yield little progress. KEY FACTSThe Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down 410 points, or 1.4%, while the S&P 500 shed 1.6% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost nearly 1.7%. Shares ofRead More


BREAKING: Powerful Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake Strikes Alaska, Tsunami Warning Issued

By SPUTNIK Powerful Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake Strikes Alaska, Tsunami Warning Issued A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Alaska Monday local time, prompting a tsunami warning to go into effect. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occurred 94 kilometers southeast of Sand Point, Alaska. A tsunami warning effect is also in effect for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula from Kennedy Entrance Alaska, to Unimak Pass, Alaska. Large earthquakes can cause tsunamis when slabs of rock on the seafloor abruptly move past each other, vertically displacing the overlying water.  MoreRead More


Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended To Nov. 21

By REUTERS via HUFFINGTON POST The border has been shut to non-essential travel since March. OTTAWA — The border between Canada and the United States will remain closed to all non-essential travel until Nov. 21, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday morning, confirming a policy put in place in March to control the spread of COVID-19. The extension comes as the United States remains one of the worst affected countries in the world and is reporting the second highest number of new cases daily. Incidental travel — vacations, dayRead More


Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended To Nov. 21

By REUTERS via HUFFINGTON POST The border has been shut to non-essential travel since March. OTTAWA — The border between Canada and the United States will remain closed to all non-essential travel until Nov. 21, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday morning, confirming a policy put in place in March to control the spread of COVID-19. The extension comes as the United States remains one of the worst affected countries in the world and is reporting the second highest number of new cases daily. Incidental travel — vacations, dayRead More


NTVUganda has added Chaos in Wakiso as NRM, opposition youth clash video

Chaos in Wakiso as NRM, opposition youth clash Youth council Elections at district and city level have today been held successfully in most parts of the country. However, in Wakiso the polls turned violent and police ended up using teargas to disperse the rowdy youths, drawn from both the ruling NRM and opposition #NTVNews #NTVTonight #NTVWeekendEdition Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Connect with us on Messenger via m.me/NTVUganda —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: October 19, 2020Read More


NTVUganda has added STIMULUS PACKAGE: Gov’t accused of ignoring tax measures video

STIMULUS PACKAGE: Gov’t accused of ignoring tax measures Businesses hurt by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic may never recover from shocks, as tax relief measures extended by the government at the height of the outbreak such as deferral of corporate income tax, waiving interest on tax arrears and pay as you earn and 8% VAT on inputs used in containing the spread of COVID-19, continue to be ignored by the government. These proposals are contained in the budget for the FY 2020/21. #NTVNews #NTVTonight #NTVWeekendEdition Subscribe to Our ChannelRead More


NTVUganda has added FDC to hold bonfire campaign meetings video

FDC to hold bonfire campaign meetings The Forum for Democratic Change party says it plans to hold a unique campaign strategy in the coming general elections, which will include countrywide tours and camping within the different local communities. FDC party presidential flag bearer Patrick Oboi Amuriat has urged opposition political parties to cooperate where they have common interests like vote protection. #NTVNews #NTVTonight #NTVWeekendEdition Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Connect with us on Messenger via m.me/NTVUganda —— AUTO – GENERATED; PublishedRead More


NTVUganda has added TOURISM SECTOR: Low numbers persist despite airport reopening video

TOURISM SECTOR: Low numbers persist despite airport reopening It could take at least six to twelve months for big foreign tourist flows to come to Uganda even if with the opening of the airport. According to Tourism sector players, in the interim, they expect indirect tourists perhaps visitors connected to the oil and gas sector. These views were expressed at the occasion to launch the latest addition in the hotels’ sector, Lake Mburo National Park Safari lodges. #NTVNews #NTVTonight #NTVWeekendEdition Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug FollowRead More


NTVUganda has added Ambulance drivers shun road to Kiruddu hospital video

Ambulance drivers shun road to Kiruddu hospital Over the years the state of Salaama road in Kampala’s Makindye Division has been a source of disaffection among the area’s residents and other road users. Now, with the completion of Kiruddu hospital four years ago, Salaama road has seen an increase of emergency vehicle traffic but its continued deterioration has raised concerns about the health and safety of the patients transported on it. According to Kampala Capital City Authority, Salaama road is one of the key roads that have been earmarked forRead More