2020.04.14

News Headlines - 14 April 2020

Photos show bodies piled up and stored in vacant rooms at Detroit hospital - CNN

Photos shared among emergency room staff at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit show bodies being stored in vacant hospital rooms and piled on top of each other inside refrigerated holding units brought into the hospital's parking lot.
CNN acquired the photos from an emergency room worker.
Two other emergency room workers confirm the photos are an accurate portrayal of the scene taking place at the hospital during early April, during one 12-hour shift they describe as overwhelming.

Nobody will die from coronavirus in Belarus, says president - Reuters

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday nobody would die from the coronavirus in his country and again rejected any need for the strict lockdown measures adopted by most countries to contain the spread of the pandemic.
It was the latest show of defiance by the strongman leader, who has dismissed worries about the disease as a “psychosis” and variously suggested drinking vodka, going to saunas and driving tractors to fight the virus.

Crown prince proclamation ceremonies postponed amid virus outbreak

The government said Tuesday it has postponed this month's ceremonies to celebrate Crown Prince Fumihito's ascent to first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne amid the new coronavirus outbreak.
The "Rikkoshi no rei" ceremonies, originally scheduled for Sunday, are intended to proclaim the 54-year-old crown prince's new status, which he acquired after his brother, the emperor, ascended the throne in May last year. A government official said it would be rescheduled to "sometime before the end of the year at the latest," with discussions centered on holding them this autumn.
Two events -- the "Rikkoshi Senmei no gi" ceremony to proclaim Crown Prince Fumihito's new status and the "Choken no gi" ceremony in which he will meet with the emperor and empress following the proclamation -- had been planned for April 19.

How to Watch Lady Gaga’s ‘One World: Together at Home’ Concert Special - Footwear News

Lady Gaga is bringing together the biggest names from all industries to help combat the coronavirus. In partnership with the World Health Organization and Global Citizen, Gaga will be curating a virtual concert special on Saturday, April 18, with appearances by Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift and many other stars, to support front-line health-care workers and WHO.
Here’s all you need to know about the “One World: Together at Home” special.

SoftBank foresees $12.5 billion loss as startup bets backfire | The Japan Times

SoftBank Group Corp. forecast a record ¥1.35 trillion operating loss for the fiscal year ended in March, a sign of how badly Masayoshi Son’s bets on technology startups have been battered in recent months.
The company expects to record a ¥1.8 trillion ($16.7 billion) loss from its Vision Fund and another ¥800 billion in losses from SoftBank’s own investments. It has written down the value of investments in companies, including office rental startup WeWork and satellite operator OneWeb, which filed for bankruptcy last month.

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