Hurricane Irma is on its way and will impact Florida and the southeastern states. I have friends in Florida who are riding it out and hoping for the best. I’m in Tennessee and we will get some of that weather early next week. There are other storms brewing in the Atlantic too so keeping watch is a routine thing these days. To everyone in the storms path be careful, be alert and remember that life is always the most important concern in times like this.
It looks like Amazon went shopping and picked up Whole Foods in a surprise acquisition. Amazon has been doing some brick and mortar stuff lately but this is kind of a surprise. Now your whole paycheck can go to Amazon for media to milk.
To my friends in the UK, GO VOTE! Your voice needs to be heard June 8th. Every vote matters. It will impact everyone in the future. You have a chance to make a difference. Be the change you want to see. Take a friend or two to the polls. You can make history.
Police in Manchester, England, confirm 19 people dead at Manchester Arena following an apparent explosion after a concert by Ariana Grande. About 50 people have been injured.The statement says police will treat the incident as a terrorist attack until they know otherwise.
Source: Police Report 19 Fatalities After A Blast At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester, England : The Two-Way : NPR
Music is to bring people together for a common experience. Things like this should never happen, but they do. God be with those who have passed and those who are injured as well as Ariana Grande tonight.
Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52, and police said Thursday that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide.
Source: Chris Cornell, grunge rock icon, dead at 52 – CBS News
I didn’t know a whole lot about Chris Cornell until I saw a interview with him on CBS News. He was a leader in the early grunge rock scene. Recently he had been doing some soundtracks for movies. He seemed like a brilliant talent that is now no longer with us. A tragic loss for his family and the music community.
Reporters and on-air personalities are among the roughly 100 ESPN employees who are expected to lose their jobs this week, in a cost-cutting move at the network that has lost millions of subscribers in recent years.
Source: ESPN Layoffs Begin, And Some 100 Employees May Lose Jobs : The Two-Way : NPR
ESPN is a sports network that airs on cable TV across America. They have been the network of note for sports fans for years. Today they did a mass layoff of reporters and on-air personalities that are the face of the network. It’s a part of the changing face of how people view and consume entertainment.
A police officer and a woman have been killed near Parliament in central London in what Scotland Yard are treating as a terrorist incident.
Source: London attack: Two killed in Westminster ‘terror’ incident – BBC News
May my friends in the UK be safe and comforted during this time. Incidents like these happen far too often. I hope that as more is learned about this situation that justice will prevail.
From USA Today
Grammys 2017: The complete list of winners
Adele dominated. Some surprising winners here. Overall a OK show with some miscues and equipment problems.