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18.10.2020 - 11:34 [ Liz Hicks / Twitter ]

Curfew on restaurants and bars in Berlin from 11pm found to lack proportionality by Berlin Admin Court: no evidence infection more likely after 11pm; evidence restaurants & bars were sites of lower transmission.

Berlin Senate is appealing #covid19 #berlin

18.10.2020 - 11:26 [ euronews.com ]

Berlin bar shutdown: ‚No time to party‘ says mayor amid rising coronavirus cases

(10.10.2020)

„This is not the time to party“, insisted Berlin’s democratic mayor, Michael Müller. „We want to prevent another more severe lockdown“, he added, with a particular message for people under 40.

Angela Merkel argued in favour of the measure on Friday, after consulting mayors from Germany’s 11 largest cities.

14.10.2020 - 19:36 [ gbdeclaration.org ]

The Great Barrington Declaration

Those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal. Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold. Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed. Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other businesses should open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity.

On October 4, 2020, this declaration was authored and signed in Great Barrington, United States, by:

Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, and epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine safety evaluations.

Dr. Sunetra Gupta, professor at Oxford University, an epidemiologist with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases.

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor at Stanford University Medical School, a physician, epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerable populations.

23.08.2020 - 16:30 [ ChannelNewsAsia.com ]

German lawmakers flag private party ban as coronavirus cases rise

„We must not risk that day care centres and schools will close again and that children are forced to remain at home for weeks because we have accepted higher infection rates due to lax rules at family parties,“ Saskia Esken, co-leader of the Social Democrats, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) newspaper.

Ralph Brinkhaus, leader of the CDU/CSU conservative parliamentary bloc, said: „Unfortunately since the start of summer a certain recklessness has spread.“

13.08.2020 - 04:21 [ The Independent Ireland ]

UK’s first socially distanced concert took place last night

August 12 2020

Fender’s gigs on Tuesday and Thursday have sold out.

24.07.2020 - 17:07 [ ABC News 7 New York ]

Coronavirus News: NJ COVID-19 cluster linked to house party, patients not cooperating

All of the new cases are teens between the ages of 15 and 19, and Middletown health officials say they are running into resistance while trying to track the cases.

24.07.2020 - 17:00 [ New York Post ]

COVID-19 cluster linked to NJ house party, parents not cooperating with tracers

Authorities said 20 partygoers between the ages of 15 and 19 are believed to have been exposed to the global pandemic at a house party on West Front Street in the city on July 11, ABC News reported Thursday.

24.07.2020 - 17:00 [ Fox News ]

Coronavirus cluster linked to New Jersey house party, parents not cooperating with contact tracers

This story originally appeared in the New York Post.

19.07.2020 - 17:13 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Police are STILL battling to shut down illegal rave FIFTEEN HOURS after it started as 3,000 lockdown revellers keep upmarket Bath residents awake all night with thumping sound system

Footage showed people thronged together, breaking social distancing rules as they gathered to dance, drink and blast music at the former RAF airfield.

27.06.2020 - 14:07 [ Standard.co.uk ]

UK coronavirus LIVE: Foreign holidays given green light as more illegal block parties are held in London

From July 6, the controversial quarantine arrangements will be replaced by a traffic light system, with officials placing countries into green, amber and red categories based on the prevalence of coronavirus within each nation’s borders.

While the full list of countries involved is still being confirmed, the initial phase of travel opening up is expected to involve France, Greece and Spain. The list of approved countries is due to be announced next week.

22.06.2020 - 16:05 [ nos.nl ]

Arrestaties op Malieveld

Aan het einde van de middag is een aantal demonstranten op het Malieveld gearresteerd. Ze demonstreerden tegen de coronamaatregelen.

22.06.2020 - 15:15 [ lievertedikindekistdaneenfeestjegemist.nl ]

ME-busje rijdt in op demonstranten in Den Haag, mensen rennen voor hun leven (VIDEO)

”De sfeer slaat om bij de betoging tegen de coronamaatregelen op het Malieveld”, dat deelt de Haagse politie via Twitter. Het aantal meer demonstranten neemt nog steeds toe. Ook zouden er nu supporters van verschillende voetbalclubs op het veld staan. Op het Malieveld moesten sommige mensen rennen voor hun leven. Een ME-busje scheurde namelijk over het Malieveld en reed in op mensen. Gelukkig konden alle mensen op tijd aan de kanten rennen. Hieronder de beelden.

22.06.2020 - 15:08 [ nltimes.nl ]

Some 400 arrests around Hague protest against coronavirus measures

The demonstration started out relatively quiet and orderly, but the number of demonstrators quickly grew from a few hundred to thousands. Participants did not stay 1.5 meters apart, according to the police. At 1:30 p.m., the police ordered protesters to leave, but not all of them responded. During the course of the afternoon, the demonstration split into two group – peaceful protesters and people seeking confrontation with the police, according to NU.nl.

The police eventually took action on the Malieveld, using charges and a water canon to disperse protesters, according to the newspaper.

22.06.2020 - 15:05 [ nltimes.nl ]

The Hague forbids weekend protest festival against Covid restrictions

(19.06.2020)

‚Virus Waanzin‘, the movement behind this protest, want social distancing and other measures in place against the spread of Covid-19 to be lifted. They planned to issue their demands in a demonstration in the form of a festival, including performances by DJs, on the Malieveld on Sunday. The organization expected at least 10 thousand attendees.

16.01.2020 - 01:42 [ The Hill ]

R.E.M. considering legal action against Trump for using their songs at rallies

It’s not the end of the world as we know it, but it could be the end of using R.E.M. songs at Trump rallies, according to bassist Mike Mills who says the band is considering legal action.

After President Trump played R.E.M. songs “Everybody Hurts” and “Losing My Religion” at his Tuesday night rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mills expressed his frustration and announced the band is „exploring all legal avenues“ to prevent Trump from using their music.

25.12.2019 - 18:15 [ Rare Earth / Youtube ]

Space Oddity

(12.05.2013)

A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

04.11.2019 - 20:31 [ CBS News ]

„Godfather of Punk“ Iggy Pop on his disapproving dad’s final words to him

In a new book of his lyrics, „‚Til Wrong Feels Right,“ Iggy looks back on his career. „It was really fun to do the ’60s, the ’70s. By the ’80s, I’m getting grumpy,“ he laughed.

And by the ’90s, he writes, he’d „become an endangered species.“

05.09.2019 - 22:38 [ Youtube ]

LIVE: Roger Waters Performs ‚Wish You Were Here’ in Assange’s Support in London

2.9.2019

19.05.2019 - 16:15 [ teleSUR ]

Iceland Stands Up For Palestine at Eurovision 2019 Contest 2019

The Icelandic band Hatari created a stir at Eurovision 2019 when they displayed banners in support of Palestine when cameras panned to them during an announcement of Iceland’s points, highlighting the controversial nature of this year’s competition hosted in Tel Aviv, Israel.

30.03.2019 - 15:06 [ Mick Jagger / Twitter ]

I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.

30.03.2019 - 15:05 [ Rolling Stone ]

Rolling Stones Postpone North American Tour as Mick Jagger Gets Medical Treatment

The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming North American tour due to Mick Jagger’s need for medical treatment.

“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” the band’s publicist said in a press release. “The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.

20.02.2019 - 22:51 [ teleSUR ]

Roger Waters Slams Interventionist Concert at Venezuela Border

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slammed an upcoming „Live Aid“-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Venezuela, calling the event a U.S.-backed effort to tarnish the socialist government in a video circulating Tuesday.

„It has nothing to do with humanitarian aid at all,“ the 75-year old Waters said. „It has to do with Richard Branson … having bought the US saying, ‚We have decided to take over Venezuela, for whatever our reasons may be.'“

22.01.2019 - 16:09 [ Reuters ]

Electric guitar maker Fender launches U.S.-made acoustic guitar

Mooney said Fender hopes to establish “a new category” with an instrument that has features of both acoustics and electric. For example, the new Acoustasonic works with either kind of amplification systems and can be plugged directly into a laptop to make digital recordings.

28.11.2018 - 23:17 [ Trend.az ]

Dede Gorgud’s heritage included in UNESCO list

The „Dede Gorgud’s heritage: a file on culture, folk legends and music” by Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey was included in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage at the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Port Louis, Mauritius, according to a joint statement of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

21.08.2018 - 09:15 [ Third Man Records / Twitter ]

“It’s been a thought of mine for a few years now that I would love to do a free concert for the employees at the Fremont factory. I am a huge fanatic and supporter of everything @Tesla has been doing since day one.” – #JackWhite

21.08.2018 - 09:11 [ Rolling Stone ]

Jack White Stages Free Concert for Tesla Employees at California Plant

(18.8.2018) Jack White staged a private concert for Tesla workers Friday at the electric-car manufacturer’s plant in Fremont, California, where the rocker also test drove an upcoming Tesla model.

02.04.2018 - 03:11 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wife attend performance by South Korean art troupe in Pyongyang

남한 예술단, 13년만에 평양에서 공연… 김정은 부부 참석 Our top story this morning… North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife were among the guests on Sunday at the first of two special concerts in Pyongyang by South Korean artists. It seems he enjoyed it so much that he suggested holding another concert in autumn

28.03.2018 - 22:37 [ teleSUR ]

Venezuelan Musical Visionary Jose Antonio Abreu Dies Aged 78

„Music makes the child a special being; it opens up intellectual potentialities and dignifies it. He sows values in the soul and teaches him to appreciate the beautiful, the noble,“ Abreu said, adding that he believed that culture for the poor should not be „a poor culture.“

From humble beginnings, The System network expanded to 300 choirs and orchestras that received awards from the Royal Swedish Academy and UNESCO.