CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Pinterest Pinterest This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP) The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that a second Hoosier has died from COVID-19.The patient is a Johnson County adult over age 60 who had been hospitalized. Due to privacy laws no other information about the patient is expected to be released.ISDH has also identified six new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 30. All have been diagnosed through either the ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories. The new cases have been disgnosed in Lake, Franklin and Marion counties. Google+ WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – March 17, 2020 0 477 Facebook Twitter Facebook A second Hoosier dies of the coronavirus Previous articlePair of shootings in South Bend under investigationNext articleLawmaker challeges Holcomb’s restaurant ban Tommie Lee
Earlier today, we ran an interview with moe. guitarist Al Schnier that touched on a number of topics, ranging from new music to the upcoming Famoe.ly holiday shows at the Capitol Theatre (more info here) and more. With holidays and songwriting in mind, Schnier told us the amazing story of how he came to write music for the 2014 Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.“Two or three years ago, I did a bunch of the music for Puppy Bowl. I had to make up a bunch of the fight songs for Puppy Bowl, and I did the music for the halftime show. Their halftime show “guest superstar” was YouTube sensation, Keyboard Cat. Keyboard Cat was gonna be out there, and I had to re-create a Bruno Mars song as if Keyboard Cat had created it. So basically the Keyboard Cat version of the Bruno Mars song, as if the Cat was being backed up by a ripping band of puppies. So I had to go and reproduce the Bruno Mars song as if Keyboard Cat was playing the melody. And they were like “So this is good, but can you make it sound…worse? somehow? Have you seen the Keyboard Cat before? Make it sound more like he’s just hitting the keyboard with his paws” and I was like “OK!”. So I had to go back and make it sound like the keyboard was being played with fake paws, and they ended up using it in the halftime show. It was one of the most surreal things.”Enjoy this surreal moment in Schnier’s life, below.You can check out the full interview here, and don’t miss moe. playing two shows at the Capitol Theatre this Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th. The band will hit the main Cap stage on the 3rd for a two set performance, and follow it up with an acoustic Sunday brunch show at the adjacent Garcia’s venue. Tickets for these shows are moving quickly, and can be found here for the Saturday show! The brunch is unfortunately sold out.
Members of the Notre Dame community will explore themes of torture, terrorism and identity Sunday at 4 p.m. as part of an event led by the Center for Civil and Human Rights.Christine Cervenak, associate director for the center, said this event is a collaboration of several groups on campus including the Film, Theatre and Television Department and the Center for Social Concerns. The main event will be a video conference with Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. Slahi wrote “Guantanamo Diary,” a book recounting his treatment at the notorious prison.“To read his book is to deeply be moved and admire him,” Cervenak said. “In person, he is the person he is in the book. He’s extremely funny, ironic, he’s so articulate in what I think is his third or fourth language and he’s honest.”The book was released about a year before Slahi was released from Guantanamo Bay. Its editor, Larry Siems, is a Notre Dame alumnus from the class of 1981.Through this event, the audience will be given the opportunity to explore the deeper themes of humane treatment and torture, Cervenak said. “For me, he’s the Nelson Mandela of Guantanamo Bay,” she said. “He was innocent, and he suffered the worst torture that we inflicted on detainees. And he comes out on the other side wanting to forgive.”Cervenak said the event is truly interdisciplinary in nature, as evidenced by the efforts of multiple campus departments. In addition to the video conference on Sunday, several other events to invite the public to further engage in conversation. Notre Dame students will perform excerpts from “Guantanamo Bay” at the Philbin Studio Theater in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Center for Social Concerns is also hosting a discussion session about the book. Cervenak said this event is the first university-wide initiative to engage with Slahi’s story.“I hope that [people] take away new questions and new perspectives on how the United States treats its prisoners and especially about the use of torture,” she said.As a human rights lawyer, Cervenak said she has been interested in Guantanamo Bay for quite some time. “There’s something going on in our culture where we’re seeing torture as acceptable under certain circumstances, and I hope that an hour and a half with Mohamedou and our guests will help them understand how this diminishes us as a country,” she said.The event on Sunday will use a forum-style format and will culminate with five students asking their questions to Slahi. Afterwards, there will be a reception and a book sale.“You get the perspective that you wouldn’t get otherwise that you can’t get from any reports at what’s happening in Guantanamo and you get to know this human being,” Cervenak said. “You get to know a fascinating, brilliant, talented human being from Mauritania. A computer engineer from Mauritania who you normally wouldn’t cross paths with.“I would hope that those who’ve engaged with this book take his story and the lessons out to their family, their friends, whatever they do next in their lives. As a Catholic institution we are taught the value of respecting every individual and the dignity of every individual, so exploring how Mohamedou’s dignity was violated should be of interest to all of us.”Tags: Center for Civil and Human Rights, Center for Social Concerns, Guantanamo Bay Diary, Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Switzerland’s largest pension fund, Publica, has said Bill Gross’s recent departure from PIMCO has not undermined its faith in the asset manager.The CHF36bn (€28.3bn) fund said its 2011 award of a US corporate bond mandate did not rely on any single person “but rather on processes, systems, compliance and risk culture”.Publica added that it thought PIMCO was “a top address for bonds” and would “most likely” remain one.Industry figures in the Netherlands echoed Publica’s thoughts, with €377bn asset manager APG arguing that the effects of Gross’s departure were “being exaggerated”. Ben Kramer, chief executive at F&C Netherlands, dismissed the notion that the possible exit of clients from PIMCO would lead to major allocation shifts in the market and said he considered Gross’s decision a “matter between worker and employer”.“We will continue our own strategy, taking the changing landscape into account,” he added.Gross managed well over $200bn (€157.6bn) in PIMCO’s Total Return Bond fund, but on Friday announced he would be moving to Janus Capital Management.The company quickly appointed Daniel Ivascyn to replace Gross.However, Murat Ünal, chief executive at German consultancy [email protected], said the size of the firm’s flagship vehicle had made boosting returns difficult.He said it was “hard to outperform the market if a company has become the market itself” and noted that PIMCO recently “moved away from its core by going into other asset classes, increasing complexity”.Ünal also pointed out that the increase in size and assets since Allianz became PIMCO’s major shareholder had seen the company’s image change by “going from a boutique-like company to a substantial player”.He believes that, from Gross’s perspective, there is most likely “no better point in time” for him to leave PIMCO than now, when markets have enough liquidity to “play along”, apart from any possible contractual reasons (such as lockup periods) that might have prevented him from leaving earlier.