[Video: Denver7 – The Denver Channel] Tomorrow, June 14th, Ryan Adams will play the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. However, ahead of this special performance, Adams will be in Denver tonight, June 13th, where he’ll fulfill his “dream to do a forecast” and give the weather forecast live at 5 p.m. on ABC’s Denver7 News.In order to lobby Denver7 to allow for his special meteorological cameo, Adams released a heartfelt new song titled “Denver7 (Piece of Heaven)” on Monday. The song, which came with a ridiculous cartoon music video, serves as a cheesy ode to the Mile High City and a hilarious plea to Denver7 to let him do the weather segment.After the pleasantries opening the song, Adams gets distinctly more pragmatic, explaining the outfit he’d wear during the segment (his Batman shirt and a flannel). The song also notes that “Shannon” from the Ogden Theatre got her wish for him to do the song to promote his potential appearance, and that he should be granted the honor of doing the weather segment. Happily, it looks like Ryan Adams thoughtful tune/cartoon was successful, as he will be doing the weather segment tonight for Denver locals. As “Denver7 (Piece of Heaven)” notes, “What could possibly go wrong?”Tune in tonight at 5 p.m. on ABC’s Denver7 News, and catch Ryan Adams tomorrow at Red Rocks.
Senators must be present to vote, and current rules don’t allow remote voting — although pressure is mounting for that to change.“The responsibility of the Senate is to remain open,” Senator Brian Schatz, Democrat of Hawaii, said on Twitter. “Remote voting must be instituted immediately.”Paul, 57, is feeling fine and isn’t aware of any direct contact with any infected person, his Twitter message said. Symptoms of the virus can include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.A follow-up tweet said he expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period has ended, and that virtually no staff has had contact with the senator in the past 10 days, when his DC office began working remotely.Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican, and Representative Ben McAdams, Democrat of Utah, last week both revealed they had been diagnosed as positive.The three join more than 31,000 other Americans known to have the virus, according to a running tally from Johns Hopkins University. Some 390 have died in the US Globally, cases have exceeded 328,000 with over 14,000 deaths.Paul was among a handful of Republican lawmakers on March 18 to oppose a $100 billion stimulus package to offset the impact of Covid-19 on the US economy. The measure was approved 90-8 and signed into law by President Donald Trump.Earlier this month, Paul was the lone vote against an $8 billion emergency spending package aimed at boosting funds for testing and lowering the cost of certain related medical treatments. He proposed an amendment that offset some of the costs of the legislation with cuts elsewhere, which was rejected.The senator’s father, former Texas Representative Ron Paul, has been one of final holdouts among coronavirus skeptics as the impact of the pandemic has broadened this month and state governments have ramped up their response.The 2012 Republican presidential candidate penned a column entitled “The Coronavirus Hoax,” dated March 16.“Governments love crises because when the people are fearful they are more willing to give up freedoms for promises that the government will take care of them,” the elder Paul wrote.He termed Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, “the chief fearmonger of the Trump administration.”Topics : Two other Republican US senators said they’ll go into self-quarantine after Rand Paul of Kentucky announced on Sunday that he’d tested positive for Covid-19.The moves by Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney of Utah have thrown a wrench into efforts by the Senate to pass a massive coronavirus economic stimulus package by Monday.Two other Republicans, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado and Senator Rick Scott of Florida, have also been in self-quarantine in response to possible exposure to the virus from other infected individuals. Paul, who voted against two emergency coronavirus spending bills this month, tested positive for the virus and is in quarantine, according to a post on his Twitter account on Sunday.He’s the first US senator, and third member of Congress, known to have become infected. Lee subsequently said he would self-quarantine for 14 days — which means “no traveling or voting” — on the advice of the Attending Physician of the US Congress.Paul, the Kentucky lawmaker, was tested “out of an abundance of caution” due to his extensive travel and events, according to the tweet.Paul and Lee will miss a vote expected Monday on a bill to provide some $2 trillion in direct and indirect stimulus to the US economy as it reels from the widening effects of the pandemic.
ABC News 6 March 2019Family First Comment: Labour – the party of death in Australia…“A federal Labor government would REQUIRE public hospitals to offer termination services as part of their Commonwealth funding arrangement.”#chooselife#takemyhandnotmylifeTaxpayer-funded abortions will be offered in public hospitals as part of an election pledge to be outlined by Labor today.Late-term abortions could also be publicly funded — in line with what is legal in each state and territory.Opposition spokeswoman for Women Tanya Plibersek said a federal Labor government would require public hospitals to offer termination services as part of their Commonwealth funding arrangement.However, abortion is still illegal in New South Wales and South Australia unless doctors find the woman or foetus is at risk.As abortion laws are made by the state government, Labor will seek to have the New South Wales Government decriminalise the procedure, but will be powerless to force public hospitals to provide the service unless it is legalised.Abortion is legal in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT.In Victoria, a woman can choose to have an abortion until she is 24 weeks pregnant and in Western Australia, termination is legal within the first 20 weeks.READ MORE: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-06/labor-promises-free-abortions-if-it-wins-government-at-election/10873612