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Sources - Marlins cancel game as coronavirus spreads

Source: ESPN

The Miami Marlins' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night has been canceled, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan, as coronavirus cases continue to pop up among the team.

Eight more players and two coaches with the Marlins have tested positive for coronavirus, as an outbreak has spread throughout their clubhouse and brought the total of cases in recent days to at least 14, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.

The Marlins remain in Philadelphia and continue to undergo testing after their weekend series there.

On Sunday, four Marlins players tested positive for the coronavirus, including that day's starter, Jose Urena, according to sources familiar with the situation, leading the team to delay its postgame trip home amid concerns about a possible outbreak.

Read more: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29546814/sources-marlins-cancel-game-virus-spreads

Well, it was nice for a weekend.

Also, Florida.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:42 AM (16 replies)

Podcast host Michael Brooks, the co-host of Majority Report, has passed away....

I really don't know much about him, but the tributes to him from people on the left are all over Twitter.


Michael Brooks, the popular host of The Michael Brooks Show, has died suddenly of a medical condition, his team announced. The Michael Brooks Show posted a statement on Twitter on July 20, writing, “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of Michael Brooks: a son, brother, friend and true comrade to so many, due to a sudden medical condition.” No further details were provided about his cause of death.

The statement adds, “His family will release a statement in the near future about plans to keep his work alive by creating a foundation in his honor. While the form it will take is uncertain, Michael’s family desires to keep his work alive and asks all who wish to contribute continue doing so in the usual channels. Now we will honor Michael by treating all humans with respect and dignity.”

The Michael Brooks Show is a weekly web show and podcast hosted on the Majority Report Network by Disrupting the Narrative. It’s hosted by Michael Brooks and is described on its LinkedIn as a “history driven, politics and entertainment program.” Its Facebook page adds that it represents “the Vanguard of the New Left.” Brooks also described the show on his LinkedIn as “a smart, progressive, irreverent, and funny look at the politics of today.”
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Jul 20, 2020, 08:22 PM (10 replies)

Bari Weiss quits the New York Times

How long before she's writing for The Federalist?


Bari Weiss, a writer and editor for the embattled New York Times Opinion section, has resigned from the paper.

When reached by phone, Weiss did not want to offer any further comment beyond confirming that she was out. According to an internal source, she was removed from the staff directory sometime in the past week.

A controversial figure inside and outside the paper, Weiss leaves in the wake of what she recently described as a civil war at the Times between (mostly young) wokes and (mostly 40+) liberals. That war reached its apex when Opinion head James Bennet, who had been widely tipped as a potential replacement for top Times editor Dean Baquet, left the paper after publishing an op-ed in which Senator Tom Cotton called for the use of military force against protestors.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:21 PM (8 replies)

Why is the tax decision weirdly being held to the last day?

This seems intentional, and it's something beneath the Supreme Court. The decision should have come out day one. It's open and shut.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:58 PM (5 replies)

Umpire Joe West "in his heart doesn't think all these deaths are due to Coronavirus"

Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:49 PM (13 replies)

Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China

Source: BBC

A bad new strain of influenza is among the top disease threats that experts are watching for, even as the world attempts to bring to an end the current coronavirus pandemic.

The last pandemic flu the world encountered - the swine flu outbreak of 2009 that began in Mexico - was less deadly than initially feared, largely because many older people had some immunity to it, probably because of its similarity to other flu viruses that had circulated years before.

That virus, called A/H1N1pdm09, is now covered by the annual flu vaccine to make sure people are protected.

The new flu strain that has been identified in China is similar to 2009 swine flu, but with some new changes.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53218704
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:40 PM (31 replies)

Golden State Killer Suspect Pleads Guilty To More Than A Dozen Murders

Source: NPR

Wearing an orange jumpsuit and a clear face shield to protect against coronavirus, former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. pleaded guilty on Monday to 13 counts of first-degree murder. The string of murders in the 1970s and '80s terrorized California, and the suspect who committed them became known as the Golden State Killer.

DeAngelo, 74, sat in a wheelchair as he rasped out "yes" and "I admit" to the charges, after prosecutors described the grisly circumstances of each crime. Otherwise, he hardly spoke and did not look at the victims' families.

"Mr. DeAngelo is acknowledging his guilt for the heinous crimes he has committed," said Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton. "There is really nothing that could give full justice because he has committed horrendous acts and murder up and down the state of California. But at least we can now begin the process — after decades — to bring some closure to families."

The hearing took place in a makeshift courtroom within a ballroom at Sacramento State University, NPR's Eric Westervelt reports from the scene. The chairs in the gallery were spaced 10 feet apart for social distancing, attorneys wore face shields, and sheriff's deputies wore black face masks.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2020/06/29/884809588/golden-state-killer-suspect-pleads-guilty-to-more-than-a-dozen-murders
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:59 PM (7 replies)

Why is Mr Foreign Policy Lindsey Graham so quiet?

Isn't this BountyGate in his wheelhouse? I mean he wants "answers" but if this was a Democrat in office, we know he's be calling for impeachment.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Sun Jun 28, 2020, 07:34 AM (18 replies)

Exclusive: Golden State Killer suspect DeAngelo could plead guilty, avoid death penalty

Source: The Sacramento Bee

Lawyers in the Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist case believe they have reached a deal under which suspect Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. will plead guilty to 88 murder, rape and other charges at a June 29 hearing and avoid a death penalty trial with a life sentence imposed instead, four sources have told The Sacramento Bee.

Details of the agreement, which has not been formalized in court documents filed in the case, still are being worked out, as is the final decision on where the hearing will take place.

Hearings in the case to date have been held in a cramped courtroom on the first floor of the Sacramento County Main Jail that can accommodate only several dozen people.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article243547517.html#storylink=cpy

Read more: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article243547517.html
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:39 PM (10 replies)

Let's all enjoy some "right wing intellectual" schadenfreude Re:SCOTUS

Just a taste.

Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:49 PM (4 replies)
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