NEW YORK (AP) — One of the first book-length inside accounts of the coronavirus pandemic will be coming out in June. Lawrence Wright’s “The Plague Year,” which builds on a New Yorker story that ran earlier this month, will be published June 8. Wright tells The Associated Press that he interviewed more than 100 people for the story, including such government health officials as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx. “The Plague Year” will document what he calls “the shocking failure” of the United States to contain the virus, which has killed more than 400,000 across the country.
“It was a pleasure coming here. I think all the members are proud of themselves for assisting in this project, I think it was a great experience as well….”, the words of Golden Jaguars’ striker, Vurlon Mills, who was among six team members assisting in the construction of a house being built by Habitat For Humanity Guyana Inc. (HFHGY)The partnership between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), via the Golden Jaguars, and HFHGY saw the team members, last Saturday, assisting in the laying of boards for the floor of the house owned by Ms. Lynette Cambridge at Farm, East Bank Demerara.The work was supervised by the on-site contractor and HFHGY’s staff,including Nakasi Fortune, Volunteer Programme Assistant.The collaboration, the first of its kind with HFHGY, is part of the public relations programme being pursued by the GFF as a lead-up to the 3rd round matches of the Scotia Bank-CFU 2016 Caribbean Men’s Cup Championship scheduled for Suriname (Oct 8) and the Leonora Stadium, Guyana (Oct 11).The other team members who participated in the HFHGY partnership were Andrew Nestor, Cash London, Pernel Schultz, Colin Nelson and Daniel Wilson.Habitat for Humanity mobilizes local leadership and resources to help people access decent and affordable homes. Typically, volunteers and home partners work together to build or renovate houses. In this process, Habitat forgoes making a profit on loans through interest, putting value instead on meeting human needs.The Golden Jaguars will today journey to the mining town where they will be featured in a caravan in the Town after which they will head to the Mackenzie Sports Club ground for a light training session. Today’s activity kicks off at 16:30 hrs and all are invited to meet and interact with the players and also watch them train.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The fund was founded by the Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Station with the support of the City Council, and will be used to give scholarships to kids with troubled home lives. The fundraiser will feature tattoo artists whose schedules are normally booked a year in advance, and perhaps even celebrity guests. Garcia said he is hoping for a turnout of 100-200 people. Garcia said he grew up in a neighborhood where much of his and Hicks’ shared family resided, and even lived with her for a while. She often spent time in the area near Shamrock, seeing shows at the Whisky a Go-Go and making friends in the area, Garcia said. “If they needed somewhere to stay for a while or if they were going through a tough time to get back on their feet, she worked at a hospital so she could get them help and connections,” Garcia said. Garcia works at Shamrock, and several of Hicks’ other nephews have been tattooed there. Hicks’ death has inspired donations from the Pico Rivera City Council, from Supervisor Gloria Molina and from local businesses. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Maria Hicks, shot and killed in August when she tried to stop a vandal from spraying graffiti on a wall near her home in Pico Rivera, left an indelible mark on her community. Now a fundraiser in the woman’s honor will leave indelible marks on the bodies of participants at Mark Mahoney’s Shamrock Social Club, a tattoo shop in North Hollywood. “I think this is something she would have went to if it was someone down the street with the same type of circumstances,” Hicks’ nephew, Peter Garcia, said. “She would try to help out as much as she could.” The fundraiser will take place on Sunday, when several tattoo artists from Shamrock will clear their schedules to take walk-ins, with all proceeds going to the Maria Hicks Scholarship Fund.