Gov. Lamont discusses the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Connecticut

Governor Ned Lamont provided an update into the state’s COVID-19 response efforts Thursday evening.  

FOX61’s Brent Hardin asks Governor Lamont about COVID-19 in CT

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The Governor’s office released Wednesday’s COVID-19 numbers showing an even higher positivity rate for the virus. There were 10,372 tests administered and 192 came back positive, yielding a 1.9 percent positivity rate. 

Hospitalizations increased again by three people bringing the current total to 107 patients. There were also three new COVID-19 related deaths, Connecticut’s COVID-19 death toll has reached 4,511 people.  

Lamont spoke about nursing homes and the third-party independent review from Mathematic. The state is already

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Buick Electra reborn as all-new electric crossover

General Motors has revived an old nameplate for its second new-generation electric vehicle: Electra.

Following just weeks after the unveiling of the Cadillac Lyriq, the Buick Electra crossover concept is similarly based on GM’s Ultium battery technology and dedicated BEV3 modular architecture.

The Buick was unveiled in China, which reflects the popularity of the luxury brand in the world’s biggest auto market and the huge push towards electrified vehicles going on there.

But rather than pulling the covers off at the Beijing motor show that’s happening at the moment, GM digitally revealed the Electra in Shanghai, which is home to the US car-maker’s Chinese headquarters and the technical centre where the concept was developed.

While the Lyriq is expected to launch in full production form from late 2022 and GM has promised to release 20 EVs by 2023, the production version of the reborn Electra is not expected before 2024.

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Going Bogue: The Backyard Headbangers Ball rallies Edmonton’s punk community

With large-scale concerts and expansive festivals obliterated by the pandemic, Edmonton’s mobile musical efforts have been spearheaded by individuals in recent months.

John Armstrong’s Front Porch Block Party series and Scott Putnam’s Get Away Gigs have satisfied the thirst for blues, folk, jazz, rap and rock, among many other musical styles and dispositions. And on the punk side, Courtnei Albright of Fluid Entertainment has fanned the flickering flames, teaming with Phil Davies to put together The Backyard Headbangers Ball on Saturday.

It originated as many great ideas do, sitting around a campfire three weeks prior to the event when Gord Rhoades, lead guitarist for Above & Below, mentioned to Albright “I just miss some live music.”

Her response? “Let’s throw a show.”
“You can’t throw a show before snow.”
“I bet you I can.”

And she did just that, beaming as she recalled the conversation and basking in everything around

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Bitcoin and Gold “Miners Multiple” Points To Drastically Different Price Peaks


Throughout history, the story has always been about silver and gold. But since Bitcoin was born, gold now has to compete with a better-built, digital counterpart. The arms race for the fastest-growing safe haven asset is on, and currently, Bitcoin is in the lead despite such an enormous head start by the precious metal.

That’s also likely to continue, according to a mathematic formula dubbed the “Miners Multiple” that says Bitcoin will reach substantially better ROI compared to the original safe-haven asset.

Bitcoin Likely To Beat Precious Metal At Its Own Game Henceforth

Bitcoin is regularly compared to gold, earning it the “digital” moniker. The cryptocurrency’s creator sought to develop a digital currency that shared various similarities with gold – chiefly, its scarce supply.

Satoshi Nakamoto wanted to give Bitcoin both attributes of a currency and a commodity, adding an element of rarity to it and putting it in direct

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Monday Morning Media Roundup: September 28th, 2020

I was never much one for math, but we’ve all had to become something of mathematic experts as Milwaukee’s last two seasons offer the possibility of back-to-back transitive property championships. Smugly sitting back in your armchair and firing off tweets about how “if we’d only beaten Eventual Champion X, we’d definitely have beaten Other Eastern Team Y and gone on to win the Finals over Whatever Western Team Z” is all we have left once the fires of our blazing wreck have been put out.



Jimmy Butler et al. watching a band on stage in front of a crowd


© Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images


Which is the long-winded way of saying we’ll be stuck with another case of the woulda, coulda, shouldas if Miami does the thing and defeats LA in the Finals. We’ve already faded so rapidly into obscurity that nobody outside of our psychotic corner of the internet will even bother connecting the dots that lead from being down

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Arsenic levels fall since mining end

Arsenic levels fall since mining end

Learning disabilities also down: survey

A new finalised study that was completed in 2019 has found that the levels of arsenic in children living near a gold mine that was shut three years ago dropped sharply since an earlier study in 2016.

The study corresponded with a significant decrease in learning disabilities that were linked to the children’s exposure to the poisonous chemical element.

The study was carried out last year on about 200 Prathom 4-6 students in six schools in Phichit, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun, in areas that surrounded the former location of a gold mine that was shut down three years before that.

It found only 4.5% of these students were found to still have high levels of arsenic, 12 times lower than that (36.1%) found in a previous study carried out in 2016 before the gold mine was shutdown.

Funded by the

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Spending on COVID-19 Testing Now to Save Lives Later

Coronavirus testing has garnered news coverage for being inaccessible and expensive. Yet, although the PCR test, the most common current test, has a high price tag, inadequate testing has a high cost of its own. 

A new study by physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital suggests that increased testing could cut by half the number of people who might die from the coronavirus in the future . 

 “There is also a price to not being able to rapidly deploy testing,” said Anne Neilan, MD, MPH, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Neilan is an author of the study, which looked at the importance of expanded testing for COVID-19.

Researchers took data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, information about how COVID-19 has spread, and information about the costs and accuracy of testing, and made a predictive mathematic model, a simulation, of what the future might

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Should I send my child to school with a cold?

Back in April, NHS doctors were told to look out for a rare but dangerous reaction in children.

This was prompted by eight children in London becoming ill, including a 14-year-old who died. They were hospitalised with similar symptoms (including a high fever, rash, red eyes, swelling and general pain) that initially looked like sepsis. Some of those patients tested positive for Covid-19, prompting conversations in the medical community about whether there might be a new inflammatory syndrome which could be an extreme reaction to Covid among very young patients.

Some of these cases have been likened to a rare inflammatory heart condition called Kawasaki, for which the symptoms are similar to sepsis and toxic shock. 

“For doctors looking after these children, they present as if they’ve got sepsis,” explained Dr Patel. “They’ve got a fever and abnormal blood tests, but when further investigation is done they recognise that there’s

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Lakers oust Rockets: James Harden has flaws, but trading for Russell Westbrook is what closed Houston’s window

The Houston Rockets were eliminated from the 2020 NBA playoffs on Saturday, as the Los Angeles Lakers completed a gentleman’s sweep with a 119-96 victory in Game 5. On its face, it’s not a surprising result. The Rockets were a No. 4 seed. They needed seven games to squeak past the Thunder in the first round. The Lakers are a No. 1 seed. They have, irrefutably, two of the top three players still alive in the playoffs. They’re a bigger and better team than Houston. 

But somewhere along the line we attached inflated expectations to the Rockets, in part because they have James Harden, in part because it’s been burned into our heads that their mathematic approach to basketball somehow makes them less beholden to the actual talent on their roster, and also because we all still remember them coming this close to knocking off the Kevin Durant-Steph Curry Warriors

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A Nigerian press tragedy (1)

Olatunji Ololade

 

MALICE, peculiar to the individual, is a genre of private experience. But when co-opted for leverage and wielded by a journalist’s employer, family, or friend in the mathematic of social enterprise, it becomes a weapon.

The wielder becomes venomous, armed to the teeth. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many a journalist have been chewed upon and spat out, like putrid primeval desert, by employers, friends, and family.

The joke persists in press circuits that, these days, when you place a call to a friend outside your field of calling, the first thought that crosses his mind is: “What does this one want again? I don’t have any money to borrow him.”

The friend could say: “This pompous prick has called to ask for a loan again.” Just as a News Editor overheard his “childhood friend,” and a bank’s publicist, saying recently, unaware that the journalist had

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