Global Coronavirus deaths reaches a new record of 20,000
As of today, the 25th of March the coronavirus has killed more than 20,912 people worldwide and the majority of them are from Europe, reaching a number of 13,582 people, according to AFP.
The number of cases infected with coronavirus passed 463,408, while 113,802 have recovered. More than 328,704 patients are in mild conditions and 14,379 are in either serious or critical condition.
Italy is the most affected country with over 7,503 death followed by Spain with 3,434 deaths and China, with 3,281.
As more countries are faced with complete lockdown, US Senate leader have agreed a $2 trillion stimulus package with the White House.
India is now on a lockdown for 21 days, with more than 1.3 million people on quarantine. Narendra Modi, the prime minister, told Indians that he was banning people from leaving their homes in order to save the country, all the citizens and their family. He also stressed that if after 21 days the situation will not stop or improve then the country’s development risked being set back 21 years.
New Zealand has declared State of National Emergency after reporting more than 200 cases of coronavirus. Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister, called on every citizen to ‘act like you have Covid-19’ and warned that those violating compulsory stay-at-home rules would face “no tolerance”.
As of today, there are more than three billion people living under lockdown measures in order to stop spreading the coronavirus, which the United Nations warned that is threatening all of humanity.
“Covid-19 is threatening the whole of humanity – and the whole of humanity must fight back,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, launching an appeal for $2 billion to help the world’s poor.
“Global action and solidarity are crucial. Individual country responses are not going to be enough.”
The coronavirus spreads and continuously affects everyone, no matter where, on plane or ground. The virus resulted a new record for the world's longest commercial flight in distance, after an Air Tahiti Nui plane was forced to fly from French Polynesia to France in an epic, nonstop, 16-hour trip across 9,765-miles.
On March 14, Air Tahiti Nui flight TN064 from Tahiti to Paris became the longest recorded scheduled passenger flight by distance, The Independent reports. It took it flight from Papeete at 3 a.m., on the local time, on Saturday and touched the ground at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris at 6:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, according to the New York Post.
Though the flight there is a stop in Los Angeles to pick up passengers and refuel, but not this time, due to imposed bans, it was prohibited for the planes that have at the board foreign nations that have been to Europe, to enter the U.S.
From start to finish, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner reportedly spent about 15 hours and 45 minutes flying.
Though the Saturday flight happend because of the current travel ban, it beaten the distance record for a 9,534-mile passenger flight between Singapore and Newark, established by Singapore Airlines.
What are the top 10 longest flights?
- Singapore Airlines: Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN): 9,521 miles; 18 hours, 45 minutes
- Qatar Airways: Auckland (AKL) to Doha (DOH): 9,032 miles; 17 hours, 40 minutes
- Qantas: Perth (PER) to London Heathrow (LHR): 9,010 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Emirates: Auckland (AKL) to Dubai (DXB): 8,824 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- United Airlines (until October 27) and Singapore Airlines (starting November 2): Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN): 8,770 miles; 17 hours, 15-50 minutes
- United Airlines: Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD): 8,596 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Qantas: Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) to Sydney (SYD): 8,578 miles; 17 hours, 15 minutes
- United Airlines and Singapore Airlines: San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN): 8,446 miles; 16 hours, 35-40 minutes
- Delta Air Lines: Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta (ATL): 8,439 miles; 16 hours, 27 minutes
- Etihad: Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Los Angeles (LAX): 8,390 miles; 16 hours, 30 minutes
90-year-old woman became the oldest blogger-gamer
A 90-year-old old woman from Japan became interested in gaming streams and got into the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest gamer in the world, leading a YouTube channel. This was reported on the website of the Guinness Book of Records.
Japanese Hamako Mori, known on the Web as the blogger Gaming Grandma, was born on January 18, 1930. She started playing video games when she was 39 years old; because of her children she got interest in them. “From the outside it looked fun, and I decided to try it. At first, I hid my hobby and played until no one sees me, ”said Mori.
All these years, a woman has been collecting game consoles. The first of these was Cassette Vision, released in Japan in 1981. Now the gamer is using PlayStation 4 for games. “At first it was hard for me to master it, but the latest action games with all their entertainment made me understand the technique.
Now I am literally obsessed with all these innovations, ”the woman admitted.
A few years ago, Mori decided that playing only for herself was useless, and started a YouTube channel to share her gaming experience with other people. Soon, the streams of an elderly Japanese woman began to gain thousands of views, and more than 188 thousand people subscribed to her channel.
Mori admitted that the games make her feel young and give her strength. “After so many years, I realized that games are my thing. I enjoy life, and it’s wonderful, ”said the old lady.
Earlier it was reported about a 75-year-old resident of South Korea, who decided to visit the gym to cope with pain in the spine, and soon became a bodybuilder. She took second place in the competition in the category of women aged 38 years and older.
10 music albums that have won the hearts of generations
Under these epic recordings you can relax, sing, dance, be sad, shout, rejoice, play sports. Choose your option for today's mood.
1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
In fact, this record is recognized as the best disc of all time. The title of the album is a kind of pseudonym for The Beatles, invented by Paul McCartney. So the performers wanted to move away from the image of the Beatles already known to the whole world and reveal themselves in a new way. One of the album’s most famous songs is When I’m Sixty Four.
2. London Calling
Even if there is no talk of travel and “London Calling” only in dreams, this song energizes and uplifts. The Clash album from 1979 - by the way, recorded precisely in London - ranks eighth in the list of Rolling Stone magazine.
You've definitely heard the single from this album many times, but there are eight more tracks in it, and four of them were written by Michael Jackson himself. This disc became the best-selling album of all time for the year and received many awards: it occupies the twentieth line on the Rolling Stone list. In addition, the Library of Congress has included it in its collection as a “culturally significant entry.” The album contains many different styles: rhythm and blues, funk, pop, post-disc.
The album of the English singer Adele from 2011. By the way, 21 is her age while working on the songs that went into it. Various tracks are collected here: light folk, deep soul and as many as five singles, the most famous of which are Someone Like You and Rolling in the Deep.
5. The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem's third album, which, together with the then-beginning rapper, was produced by Dr. Dre. It was Eminem's "studio drinking bout": he worked on songs 20 hours a day. The texts tell about his sudden fame, about relations with his mother and wife, about criticism and debate around his music. In this album, the rapper often speaks on his own behalf, unlike the previous one, where he sang on behalf of the famous alter ego Slim Shady.
6. Catch a Fire
Great Bob Marley recorded Catch a Fire with his Jamaican band The Wailers in 1973. This disc is secretly recognized as the best reggae album in the history of music, and is also included in the Rolling Stone rating. The music of reggae performed by Bob Marley is not always a pleasant relaxing beat, for example, this album has a lot of dynamic, almost warlike songs.
7. In Utero
The legendary Kurt Cobain and his band recorded In Utero in 1993. The frontman said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that this would be an extreme album: some songs would sound too raw, others pop and polished. Listen and decide for yourself whether this plan was a success. The collection includes the famous song Rape Me - you can scream and let off steam, singing along to Kurt.
The talented New Zealand singer Lorde worked on this album for several years - from 2013 to 2017. It turned out to be both complex and deep, but at the same time lively and easy. Melodrama entered the ranking of the best albums of the decade according to Rolling Stone magazine. By the way, despite the popularity that Lorde already had at that moment, the girl suffered from loneliness and dedicated many songs to him.
9. Blonde on Blonde
American singer Bob Dylan’s blues rock in the Blonde on Blonde album is another iconic Rolling Stone album. It includes one of Just Like a Woman's most famous songs. Bob Dylan’s soft voice and guitar envelops the mind - the most after a stressful day with a lot of work, slowing down Wi ‑ Fi and flying video conferences.
10. A Night At The Opera
At each Queen concert, at least a few songs from this album were performed. For example, the band often ended with God Save the Queen, a UK anthem arranged by Queen guitarist Brian May.
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