Friday, April 3, 2020

Catching up with Orlando's music community while we're all on lockdown

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 4:38 PM

Glass Hive creates music for a peaceful sleep Longtime local musician Brian Phillips (Discovery of Magnetic North, Ootheca) has created perhaps the most emotionally stirring work so far as a way to trying to keep it together during these troubled times. Eschewing the harsh soundscapes of his main gig,...

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Two Clearwater Publix employees tested positive for coronavirus

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 4:08 PM

More Publix employees have tested positive for coronavirus, this time in Clearwater. In a statement to News Channel 8, Company Director of Communication Maria Brous confirmed the two Clearwater cases were at stores 1160, 525 S. Belcher Rd., and 866, 1555 S. Highland Ave. In that statement, Brous also...

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Orlando lawyer for pastor who held services during coronavirus outbreak says church lost its insurance

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 4:07 PM

On Wednesday, Rodney Howard-Browne, the head pastor at The River at Tampa Bay Church, who was arrested for holding services during the coronavirus pandemic, said he will not open his megachurch this weekend over fear of his congregation’s safety and to protect them from “government tyranny." However, his lawyer...

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State Rep. Jackie Toledo calls for investigation into Florida’s terrible unemployment website

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 3:36 PM

State Rep. Jackie Toledo is calling for an official investigation into Florida’s overloading and barely functioning unemployment website. In a letter sent Friday afternoon to Chairmen Jeff Brandes and Jason Fischer of the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee, Toledo called for an audit into the Department of Economic Opportunity’s unemployment...

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Your $1,200 coronavirus stimulus check is exactly how much it costs to build a guillotine

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 2:19 PM

There’s an ethical way to spend your coronavirus stimulus check, but screw it. Spring has sprung! It's finally beautiful outside again, sunny and temperate, and seeing as how absolutely everything everywhere is closed on account of a global pandemic, you've probably already gotten caught up on all the yard...

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As parks stay vacant, Disney will furlough thousands of employees

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 1:14 PM

Without a clear end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight, Disney recently announced that it would begin to furlough employees. According to the New York Post, the company will be furloughing employees “whose jobs aren’t necessary” by April 19. However, while the employees are temporarily laid off, they will...

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Florida's long-term care providers prepare for COVID-19

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 10:43 AM

Florida health officials said Thursday that preventing “community spread” of the novel coronavirus through the state’s long-term care industry has become a top concern. To that end, long-term care providers were told to quickly report to county health departments any positive or suspected cases of COVID-19, the deadly respiratory...

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Ron DeSantis is blocking local Florida officials from issuing stricter stay-at-home guidance than his own

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Last night, while sitting behind his desk in front of millions of online viewers and people tuning in to the Florida Channel, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order issuing a statewide stay-at-home order, a fourth-quarter Hail Mary to help establish blanket rules across all 67 counties as new...

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A mobile refrigerated morgue trailer will be stationed at every VA hospital in Florida, including Orlando's

Posted By and on Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 1:43 PM

As confirmed cases of novel coronavirus rapidly mount in Florida, the state’s medical centers operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are reportedly now in the process of purchasing “refrigerated mobile morgue trailers.” According to documents obtained by Quartz, the trailers will be stationed at all seven of Florida’s...

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