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New York City Revises Death Toll To Over 10,000 Deaths Due To Covid-19

New York City’s novel coronavirus death toll reached over 10,000 on Tuesday, after the Health Department included those who died without an official test. The Health Department estimated that the inclusion adds 3,778 New York City dwellers lost their lives to the fatal virus. The new count is 57 percent higher than reported just hours earlier.

The new findings show an increasingly dire situation in Brooklyn, where 656 suspected COVID-19 deaths made more than one third of the newly reported cases. Queens, believed to be the epicenter of the epicenter, has seen 2,632 of its residents die from COVID, the new data shows.  Among the newly reported probable deaths, 962 were people over the age of 75, 455 were between the ages of 65 and 74 and 453 were between 45 and 64 years old, data shows. Roughly 60 percent were men and about 40 percent women, according to the data.

The news arrived hours after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 778 New York State residents had died in a single day

Coronavirus updates: NYC revises death toll to over 10,000 with ‘probable’ deaths

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Nashville Predators Raise $2.7M Towards Tornado And COVID-19 Relief

The Nashville Predators have raised $2.7 million to help both with tornado and COVID-19 relief. The Predators started raising money after tornadoes hit Nashville and Middle Tennessee in early March, then included help for the coronavirus pandemic once the NHL stopped play.

Sean Henry, the Predators’ president and chief executive officer, said Tuesday that commitment to the community is a cornerstone of the franchise and the Predators are trying to help rebuild and provide help for a return to normalcy as quickly and safely as possible.

Predators’ owners, players, coaches and management created a $1 million fund to pay event staff for canceled concerts and postponed NHL games, and the team also donated $100,000 to the Mayor’s Relief Fund, hosted blood drives and have been delivering meals to Nashville police precincts and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Predators raise $2.7M for tornado, COVID-19 relief efforts

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New York Yankees Co-Owner Hank Steinbrenner Dies At 63

Hank Steinbrenner, the oldest son of George Steinbrenner and one of the four siblings who own the controlling shares of the New York Yankees, died Tuesday at age 63. The team said he died at home in Clearwater, Florida, due to a long-standing health issue.

Hank had hoped to succeed his father as the team’s controlling owner, but brother Hal was put in charge in November 2008. George Steinbrenner died in July 2010 and wife, Joan, died in December 2018.  While Hank was in his 13th season as a general partner and 11th as co-chair, he did not appear to have much involvement in the team’s operations in recent years. Still, Hal said he consulted Hank and sisters Jessica and Jennifer on all major decisions.

The team’s statement said he was responsible for overseeing all areas of the club’s business and baseball operations, including involvement in contract negotiations and the club’s overall strategy.

Hank Steinbrenner is survived by daughters Jacqueline and Julia, sons George Michael IV and John, granddaughter Anabel, and his three siblings.

Hank Steinbrenner, Yankees co-owner, dies at 63

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Brett Young Earns His 6th Consecutive No. 1 Single With “Catch”

Brett Young scored his sixth consecutive No. 1 single as “Catch” topped both the Mediabase chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. The single is the second track off Brett’s 2018 sophomore album, Ticket to L.A.=

“Catch” follows previous chart-topping hits such as “Mercy,” “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Like I Loved You” from Brett’s 2017 self-titled debut album, as well as “Here Tonight,” the lead single from his 2018 sophomore album, Ticket to L.A.

Brett Young Scores His Sixth Number One

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Brett Eldredge To Release First New Single In Almost Two Years Titled “Gabrielle”

Brett Eldredge announced via Instagram that he will release his new single, “Gabrielle,” on April 17. The new tune will be Brett’s first single since his Top 5 hit, “Love Someone,” which was released in June 2018.

Said Brett via Instagram, “Ok ok, I’ll spill the goods, the World premiere of my new single GABRIELLE is this Friday! I hope it brings you some happiness.”  

Brett dropped his self-titled fourth studio album in 2017. “Gabrielle” is likely to serve as the lead single to Brett’s upcoming fifth studio album, and will ship to country radio on April 27.

Brett Eldredge meets “Gabrielle” in new single

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Pitbull Releases Uplifting Song ‘I Believe That We Will Win’ During Pandemic

“Mr. Worldwide” Pitbull is bringing the world together through his music with his latest single, “I Believe That We Will Win.” The song is an anthem about the current global health crisis.

The song features lyrics, “You know what spreads faster than any virus? Is fear/And when it comes to fear, you can either forget everything and run, or you can face everything and rise.”

Pitbull said on his Instagram page that proceeds from the song will go to charities that provide Covid-19 relief.  You can take a listen to “I Believe That We Will Win” at the link here.

Pitbull Talks About New Anthem “I Believe That We Will Win” and Spreads Hope During the Pandemic

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‘Modern Family” Star Ty Burrell Gives Back To Restaurant Workers During Pandemic

Ty Burrell, best known for his role on ABC’s “Modern Family,” is also a restaurateur in Salt Lake City.  Now Burrell is joining forces with Salt Lake City and the Downtown Alliance to raise funds for those being impacted by ongoing coronavirus issues. 

The program is a relief effort for workers in the food and beverage industry.  The main objective of the program is to provide $2,000 grants to employees of any SLC restaurant or bar who may have lost employment from closures or limited operations from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ty Burrell, and his wife, Holly, made an initial contribution of $100,000 to the grant program. You can make a donation to help those affected by clicking here.

Ty Burrell is providing relief for restaurant workers impacted by coronavirus closures

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NY Joins Forces With Neighboring States To Work On Reopening Plan

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. that seven Northeast states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Massachusetts — are joining forces to create a reopening plan.

Cuomo said, “Each state is going to name a public health official for that state, an economic development official for that state. Those officials will then form a working group that will start work immediately on designing a reopening plan, taking into consideration the public health concerns and issues and the economic reactivation issues.  State boundaries mean very little to this virus.”  Cuomo continued, “We anticipate different facts, different circumstances for different states, different parts of states. Let’s be smart and let’s be cooperative and learn from one another.”

Delaware Gov. John Carney added, “Our states are connected in a real way in terms of transportation and visitation and the rest. So our working together, sharing our information and intelligence I think will help each of us make better decisions.”

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont noted the “hundreds of thousands of people going back and forth between New York and Connecticut. It’s the commuter corridor for us and it’s also the COVID corridor, which is why it’s so important we work together thoughtfully on this.”

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said, “the plan must show us that we do have a future. As we figure out how we’re gonna reopen our schools, how we reopen our businesses and our homes, we are also going to recognize that we’re trying to figure out how we’re going to restore the sense of hope that this pandemic has taken away.”

Initially, six states were announced and later in the evening, Cuomo announced that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker joined the coalition.

Coronavirus updates: NY teams with 5 neighboring states on reopening plan, Cuomo says

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Bernie Sanders Endorses Ex-Rival Joe Biden For President During Joint Livestream

In a joint livestream on Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders officially endorsed former vice-president Joe Biden for president. Sanders said, “Today, I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans, to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, to make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe — and I’m speaking just for myself now — is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”

The announcement comes days after Sanders suspended his campaign. Though he and Biden disagreed often during the primary debates, the senator was certain to support Biden when his own campaign fell short. Sanders has a good working relationship with Biden, and has always said that he would support the party’s nominee, a position he reaffirmed when he withdrew from the race last week. He congratulated Biden in a statement and said that he would work with the former vice-president “to move our progressive ideas forward.”

Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden, duo announces ‘working groups’ on policy issues

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NASCAR Suspends Kyle Larson For Using Racial Slur During Virtual Race

On Monday, Kyle Larson was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for using a racial slur on a livestream during a virtual race. Chip Ganassi Racing also suspended Larson without pay. Larson said there was “no excuse” for his comment and apologized in a video posted on his social media accounts: “I made a mistake and said the word that should never, ever be said,” Larson said. “There is no excuse for that. I wasn’t raised that way. It’s just an awful thing to say. I feel very sorry for my family, my friends, my partners, the NASCAR community and especially the African American community. I understand the damage is probably unrepairable and I own up to that. But I just want to let you all know how sorry I am and I hope everybody is staying safe during these crazy times.”

NASCAR ordered Larson to complete a sensitivity training course before he’s eligible for reinstatement. NASCAR said in a statement, “NASCAR has made diversity and inclusion a priority and will not tolerate the type of language used by Kyle Larson during Sunday’s iRacing event. Our Member Conduct Guidelines are clear in this regard, and we will enforce these guidelines to maintain an inclusive environment for our entire industry and fan base.”

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication with his spotter on his headset. During a check of his microphone, Larson said, “You can’t hear me?” That was followed by the N-word. Larson used the slur during the Sunday night race against drivers from various series. The event was not part of NASCAR’s official series.

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson suspended for using the n-word during a virtual race

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