The director-general of the World Health Organization has condemned a “lack of leadership” in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and made an emotional plea for global unity, as cases soar in multiple countries and the world struggles to contain the devastating virus more than six months after it was first identified. “My friends, make no mistake:…MORE
There is an increasing chance that annual global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels over the next five years, new climate predictions from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) say. Under the 2015 Paris climate accord, countries committed to reduce their carbon output and halt global warming below 2 degrees…MORE
Paleontologists may have identified a new species of dinosaur that lived, mated and nested in the Arctic 70 million years ago. Analysis of the tip of a fossilized jawbone, just 14 millimeters long, found in northern Alaska, showed that the creature was a type of dromaeosaurid, a group of predatory dinosaurs closely related to birds,…MORE
International students in the United States could be made to leave the country if their universities decide to only offer online courses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday night. Several American universities, including elite institutions such as Harvard and Princeton, have already announced that some proportion of their teaching will take place online, even…MORE
The number of new coronavirus cases recorded daily in the United States has doubled in the span of a week and a half. Asked about the surge in cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci dismissed the idea that the US is experiencing a second wave of the pandemic. “We are still knee-deep in the first wave of…MORE
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Nashville’s 2020 CMA Fest on June 4–7 has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. The Country Music Association issued the following statement on March 31: After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce that CMA Fest will not take place in 2020.…
The Academy of Country Music announced performers for its two-hour TV special, ACM Presents: Our Country, which will air live on April 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum,…
Country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 20. Kenny’s last major media blitz took place in 2016 and 2017 as he made the rounds—including Terri Clark’s Country Gold Backstage podcast—to discuss his farewell tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour. In addition to talking about his…