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Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street
"Grown virus related limits on access to bourbon. Street shuddered bars and yes frigid weather. All expected to prevent what the city usually graves at the end of mardi gras season streets and businesses jam packed with revelers. You know and it's just not fat tuesday. Have you ever gone to mardi gras in new orleans or have you ever gone in the weeks. Preceding mardi gras. Because a. i can't tell the difference to be honest with you. I've never been there for the official fat tuesday. But i have been there was actually there on business in well a different life and the weeks before mardi gras i mean it's you've got the floats and he's got the festivities and you've got the. Hey mr throw me the beads well and everything that goes along with that. no. I didn't take part in that. Come on now but what a party. And what an economic boost for new orleans. Well not so much this year again parades and parties on mardi gras fat tuesday. Happy fat tuesday to you. By the way and the days leading up to that annual pre-lenten bash usually drive more than a million people each and every year button. No the grinch has spoken parades canceled. You had mayor latoya cantrell. Recently bars closed bars. Totally closed mardi gras. Imagine that
Chinese New Year festivities kick off under shadow of coronavirus in New Orleans
"Orleans emerged as an early cove in 19 hot spot after Carnival celebration served as super spreader events. Despite this year's new restrictions, the city is still welcoming tourists and that's led to push back from locals offer you House of member station W. W. N o reports. Orleanians typically spend the weeks between epiphany and fat Tuesday, eating, drinking and partying. Last year's festivities drew more than a million visitors in a recent study found the gatherings resulted in nearly 50,000 Corona virus infections. This year there no parades, and many locals have pledged to sit the season out. But that hasn't stopped people from flocking to Bourbon Street, but he was have circulated of largely unmasked crowds clutching to go drinks and dancing. Despite admonishments from the city, people are still breaking the rules. On Saturday afternoon. About half of the people in the cities French quarter were unmasked, openly defying the city's mandate. Revelers stopped to catch Mardi Gras beads thrown from balconies and one middle aged woman lost her mask in the process. It fell to the ground and she didn't pick it up. Seems like these horrifying Matt Maloney, a 24 year old cook. Well, Mardi Gras is known as a season of fun. She's usually stuck working. Sometimes it's nice. You get off of a 13 hour shift, and you go catch the end of the parade and have a drink with your co workers or whatever. But now, I mean, most of us are gonna be running for the hills because we don't want to have a further risk of catching Cove it right In January, she was exposed to the coronavirus of work. It took two weeks off without pay to quarantine. Loney says she wants the city to do more to protect hospitality workers. Here's New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell know that when it comes to our health and our people, especially our hospitality workforce. I'd rather be accused of doing too much. Been doing too little. She's already announced new restrictions for Mardi Gras weekend in response to recent large gatherings in the French Quarter. Starting today through Mardi Gras Day on Tuesday, all bars will be closed citywide. Tourist heavy areas will have police checkpoints to prevent crowding and the Claiborne Corridor, a local gathering spot will be fenced off. City relies heavily on tourism in a typical year, sales and property taxes account for more than 40% of its operating budget. Now, most of that money is gone. We estimate we're still losing about About 120 to $130 million a week. That's Stephen Perry of New Orleans and Company, a tourism organization that serves the marketing agency for the city. Before this new wave of restrictions business had been hoping for a Mardi Gras bump. For much of the pandemic. Hotel occupancy has been in the single digits during last year's Mardi Gras festivities. It was above 90%. Harry says local restaurants and hotels are exceedingly safe. And the best way to protect businesses is to let them stay open. If you shut them down, you're talking about the abject failure of hundreds. Of small business people and their inability ever To reopen well. Some of the crowds on Bourbon Street have been locals or college students will sudden says tourists are big part of the problem. Sudden is a New Orleans native and a columnist for the local paper. He says city leaders should tell everyone to stay home for Mardi Gras. It's like Having a House party. If you have a house party, it's your party. And if it's your party, you decide who gets to come. We like seeing people come and have a good time at our party but wants to have a party and have a bunch of people get sick, sudden says he's pleased with the new restrictions and hopes people stay home so they could celebrate next year. For
New Orleans announces new restrictions for Mardi Gras
"Well now unfortunately all the fun is gone. According to nola dot com all new orleans bars are going to be closed. For mardi gras access will be restricted to major streets. Under new rules. Bars will be closed. People have to pass through checkpoints to get two major streets like bourbon street frenchmen streets and heavy police presence will patrol new orleans. I mean they were already bad. The police in in new orleans. Oh yeah don't when they start riding their horses down the middle of the street you do not get in their way because they will mess you up without a second thought. The days leading to mardi gras this year will face. Heavy police patrols. As part of a plan aimed at cracking down on crowds to prevent the spread of corona virus. The new restrictions were announced. Friday by mayor latoya cantrell. Who said that moves were necessary to prevent celebrations from becoming super spreader events as they did last
New Orleans announces new restrictions for Mardi Gras
"A story about how just crazy and bizarre and unfunny things have gone because we were saying last year you know fund is not allowed anymore and now there will be no fun here. Yep member mardi gras. I loved mardi gras on one side. Yeah okay yeah when we first got back together. She was living in in new orleans. And i was living in florida and she just moved back from london and she calls me up and she's like. Hey i'm living in new orleans mardi gras right and i went up and it was a blast and it's basically the rink really. Yeah i was. I was in non drinker nonsmoker. Then but it was just fun to be around hard onto be around everybody and to see all pretty boobs and yeah it was. It was glove. She wouldn't do it though because she she was. You know she. She was at one time a professional dancer and she was like. Hey to see this. I do not work for bubbles. Well now unfortunately all the fun is gone. According to nola dot com all new orleans bars are going to be closed for mardi. Gras access will be restricted to major streets. Under new rules. Bars will be closed. People have to pass through checkpoints to get two major streets like bourbon street and frenchman streets and heavy police presence will patrol new orleans. I mean they were already bad. The police in in new orleans. Oh yeah don't when they start riding their horses down the middle of the street you do not get in their way because they will mess you up without a second thought. The days leading to mardi gras this year will face. Heavy police patrols. As part of a plan aimed at cracking down on crowds to prevent the spread of corona virus new restrictions were announced friday by mayor. Latoya cantrell who said that moves were necessary to prevent celebrations from becoming super spreader events as they did last
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on WTOP
"LaToya Cantrell. Please leave it up to public safety officials to manage the damages calls by Hurricane Zeta. Forecasters expect data now a tropical storm with 70 Mile an hour winds to move up through the mid Atlantic states today. A citywide curfew was in effect in Philadelphia last night. The National Guard kept watch after two days of protests over the police shooting death of a black man with mental health issues. Okay y W TV's Greg Argos right now, if you are outside, you're not at work, or you're not going to or from where you are in violation of it. So far, there have been some reports of looting, but nothing as widespread as what has happened over the past two nights. Police commissioner says her department will release 911 tapes and video from police body cameras on the same day more than a dozen states at record highs for Corona virus hospitalizations, The FBI warned of a major ransomware attack on U. S hospitals. CBS is and he trying private cyber security companies have been working on this for days, and now the warning has gone public because of Siri's of hospitals have been hit. The FBI says cyber criminals have demanded exorbitant sums in Bitcoin. Five more days until the election and President Trump and Joe Biden will both campaign and the battleground state of Florida today. CBS's Skylar Henry wasn't a drum held to campaign stops in Arizona Wednesday to court Latino voters. The American Dream plan will bring more than two million new jobs. The former vice president spent the day in Wilmington, Delaware, where he voted early and publicly sparred with the president over the Corona virus pandemic. We've lost more than 220,000 lives of this virus already. But this administration has just given up a defeat for Republicans in the Supreme Court. CBS's Ed O'Keefe, the Supreme Court deciding not to intervene in Pennsylvania. In a case regarding whether or not they should allow ballots that come in at least three days after election day to be counted, So in essence, state officials can start counting them when they come in court also refused to cut off the ballot count in North Carolina. This is CBS News..
Sally Intensifies Into a Hurricane as it Approaches Gulf Coast
"Gets closer to land and is now a Category one hurricane that worries the governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves the longer and it stays out in the Gulf of Mexico. The Mohr On higher. The likelihood is that it continues to grow in size and scope and severity. Some areas could get as much as 2 FT. Of rain. The mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, says canals have been lowered. We took this as a mitigating a mitigation effort. To drain those canals on the front and in preparation for the massive rainfall that we do anticipate and expect in the city of New Orleans. President Trump will get a look at wildfire damage in
Tropical Storm Sally forecast to become hurricane as it targets New Orleans, gulf states
"Is gaining strength this morning as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico. NPR's Amy held reports it's expected to hit the Gulf Coast is a Category two hurricane by Tuesday. Hurricane warning now extends from southeastern Louisiana into Mississippi, including New Orleans, prompting Mayor LaToya Cantrell to issue evacuation orders for parts of the city not protected by levees system is slowing down and potentially Building his strength. Everyone needs to take this very seriously. Eric Blake is with the National Hurricane Center and says Sally could bring up to 20 inches of rain and 100 mile per hour winds which could push massive amounts of seawater on shore Storm surge. We're talking 7 to 11 ft. Life threatening and extremely dangerous. Louisiana is once again under a state of emergency. After dealing with Hurricane Laura. Late last month, Amy held NPR news.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"ABC News. I'm Derek Dennis in California two sheriff's deputies shot by a suspect in Los Angeles County Saturday night, and the shooting was called on surveillance video. It's being described as an ambush attack on two deputies who were sitting in their patrol SUV at the transit station in Compton, one male deputy and one female who were shot multiple times by a man who then ran off and he has not been found. We're told. The deputies are critically injured around a patrol car blood could be seen. The hunt is on now for the gunman at like Stone, ABC News, Los Angela and another shooting in New Jersey, off campus near Rutgers University. Police see several shots were fired overnight and multiple people were struck number of victims and their conditions not yet known. In the Western wildfires. At least 25 are dead in California, Oregon and Washington state air quality, also a concern, raising questions about whether face masks can protect against the smoke. The best way to protect yourself from or air quality is to stay indoors, especially if you're part of a high risk group. So this is a much better option than wearing a mask. That's University of Washington professor Dr Seth Cohen, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco, now four of the five worst cities in the world for air quality. Tropical storms Sally is threatening Louisiana. Sally, having entered the Gulf of Mexico is expected to gather strength as it moves northwest affecting the Gulf Coast is early as Monday system is going down and potentially building his strength. Everyone needs to take this very seriously New orleansmayor LaToya Cantrell issue and a mandatory evacuation order for residence.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on Amanpour
"When I became a Republican or when I was attracted to conservative thinking it was because Conservatives and Republicans stood for something, and I just see so much less of that these days. It's really just. Hey, we're not them. And! That is not a winning message, long term and so yeah I think that that the party my hope is, is that a massive Biden victory and that's not assured i. also I'll tell you, but that a massive Biden victory will force the kind of reckoning needed in the party. Fascinating certainly fascinating to hear from a Republican how you are targeting Republican voters, and of course your colleagues at the Lincoln Project doing the same or similar and trying to go all the way down ballot as well so we'll wait, and we'll watch and thank you so much for joining us on this. Now the data shows that the median white family has times more wealth than the average black family. Our next guest Musa Baron is a law professor at the University of California Irvine in her award, winning book, the color of money, black banks and the racial wealth gap. She examines how black communities have been systematically shut out of the banking system. It's a big brick in the wall of structural racism and I'm Michelle. Martin has been looking into these issues even before the current crises that we've been talking about that a sweeping America, but of course this conversation just shows how prescient these warnings have been. Professor Mircea Barada on. Thank you so much for talking to us. Thank you so much for having me. Your latest book is called the color of money. Black banks and the racial wealth gap is specifically about the role of black banks, but your work is so much more than that one of the things that you say in the book. Is the wealth gap is where historic injustice breeds present suffering that this is rooted not just in slavery, but in the history immediately following slavery. How does slavery which ended in eighteen, sixty five have present-day consequences. One of the things I try to do in the book is to. Look, the myths that we tell ourselves about of American capitalism and then kind of show the reality show the gap between right, so the myth is that once slavery was ended. There was sort of capitalism and free markets and you. Since then there has been equality, and the reality is in the on the economic front. The American markets were not open and capitalistic and free right specifically in the protection block property, which was never their exclusion from certain jobs and market so after the civil war. And emancipation, instead of getting land the free leave did not get did not get land. They got this savings bank. They put their money in the savings. Make trusting it. I'm thinking that it was backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government, which it was not, it was advertised be, and they lost half their wages, and this is in a time of heavy segregation and..
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on Amanpour
"Sarah a lot of Republicans, who were initially never-trumpers really liked him because they liked his tax to tax reform and tax cuts for the wealthy. They like Supreme Court. Nominations. They liked all that Kinda stuff, so they stuck with him I. Guess what I'm trying to say is this has been a longtime coming, I. Mean Republicanism has essentially laid down this route. For a figure like Donald Trump you know you had even one of your co founders William Kristol. Of Our fat he was supporting Sarah. Palin as you remember that incredibly disruptive of vice presidential choice of of John McCain I just wanted to whether you think that the party itself has had a hand in where where your party is today. Yeah I think there's some of that, but I also think something bigger is happening in the country I mean. I think we're seeing kind of a populist surge. Look at Bernie Sanders on on the left and you know there's this. There's this kind of populist moment that's happening in America where people don't trust. Elites you know they are skeptical of all information I mean when I talked to these voters all the time. They never know who to trust and I think the populist moment is bigger. Than, just one candidate I think the Democrats have done a better job of holding the populace momentum on their side at bay, and that is evidenced by the fact that they nominated. A. I mean he's a relative moderate. Let's say certainly compared to the the rest of his field, whereas the Republican Party was sort of rape to be hijacked. I think the Donald Trump saw an opening, and it was certainly an opening that I wouldn't have seen I. I was. That's one of the reasons I started doing. The focus groups was I was so caught off guard by a Republican Party. That would tolerate. That that level of you know talking about Mexican judges and. And all the even even just tolerate somebody who was such a conspiracy theorist. I mean going back to Barack Obama's birth certificate, I think I think what happened. is is that that was strain always existed in the Republican Party, but it wasn't the dominant strain, and it has become the dominant strain, and so yes, I think the thing that was that was there the.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on Yes, Girl!
"You know listening to them as well and and what they're going through and just being accessible. and so that really helps me because the spirit I, I really am rooted in that you know. I have an alter office I, have a real support team around me. my team. That keeps me grounded meaning my team that that keeps city government running. they keep me rolling because the word just doesn't stop and we don't want it to stop. We want to be able to provide basic city services. In the time of this crises, because that builds hope, and it builds momentum. People need to see work. Continue to happen so. it's it's rooted and grounded in that spirituality. It really is and. I haven't been doing you know. Exercise I'm supposed to be doing. That I haven't been doing much of that. No I haven't, but I am. I. learn something new, and it's this. These homing mechanisms the. Just, Meditation Oh medical, meeting. Of that something new for me I think through this this crisis. We're doing a lot of things different. You I've. Paid, a lot of attention to my home having spent a lot of time there Created a garden so things that I maybe didn't have time to do. Yeah, four I just created space for me to do that now and it's helped me. It really has, and it's surprising holidays. Help me. But it has. You know every day I'm excited I take one day at a time. And it helps me also defeat. The bullies. That I've had to deal with this. Well, it's it's interesting being a woman, a black woman in in the south. Yeah it's it's very interesting. Having a family being a mom. So I'm learning. You know it's it's something new. I've never been in this situation before and Pandemics Avenue but the way that we responded in our country is new. And and it has a lot to do with. how we're going to recover as well. I definitely need to get out in my yard and started a garden or something soothing and calming I think that's an excellent idea and I'm glad that you mentioned being a wife and a mother because I feel like even our day to day routines at home. Even when we're done working, have changed so much I joke that my husband has to go through TSA. Level D Jermain as it were. When he comes home. But how do you speak to your husband and daughter about this? What's the the family by like? In terms of how your life has changed or how you're meaning normalcy? It's been very interesting, so my husband He had a stroke in August. And so but he's. He's good, know he. He's good. He's blessed. Is Lord have mercy? And suffering from hypertension diabetes. Underline conditions that have had played a major role, and how are people have fared? Particularly African Americans have fared with this virus. And, so he's been at home. You know, say look. I have all the conditions. I'm staying at home. And would. Know. We check check Oh. This is real might yeah, so he's been sheltering in place at the house. A my daughter has been doing her remote instruction from school. She's twelve she didn't. Immediately she went into remote instructions so where school may have ended on Friday on site on Monday. It was online. And but seeing the change there from the excitement even of her being, you know excited about line the first couple of weeks getting dressed and all you know, but now it's like. Still, long you know in the bed and school is out next week, but it's it takes a toll on. You ask one of the things to at home. What I've been what my family is seen. You do more. And that's cleanup. Yes. It's been. It's been helping me though. So where I'll have someone like coming, help me once a week. Ms Cathy and so Ms. Cathy hasn't been able to come and help me. So I've been doing it everyone's pitch any, but it's like I like it and. This cat. Getting about feeling like. Like you're in control, and you really are not that facade, not pretending. How off kind got my balance back here? I'm in a groove. Yeah, and so that's empowering Mike. Yeah I. Know What you mean. Charleena I are both NEAT freaks Steph Berta. Cleaning, is really it? It is therapeutic it really it's like. This little part of your corner of the world it helps you control other things. Now. It's true in my daughter said to me, throughout the family life talking about this, my daughter said you now. She busted me out. Everything around your office is just so tidy it so now you know this that. and. Oh. So. We. Took this time to get straight at home, so she she's got new bedroom, said and even picking up minded. You know just those things. Yeah, you have to leave in the. Behind, and not because they're so focused on what's next? Over the epidemic, this pandemic has allow for some time. in it's how you use that time. To help you as well. And and I think that we're. We're finding the balance in that I know. I have absolutely now more than ever. Our homes have to be our thanks ury. US feel like it's okay to be at home. And then you have to face those issues whatever that home? That made ninety one be at home. It doesn't have to be a part, and it could be that Paulo bike me that box, of of paperwork. Signal were there that I just need to go through and discard stuff. In the shredder. and. You Trust yourself with. Yeah Now! I think I love what you're saying because I think it really speaks to especially for women, you know we take care of and working women. We are at work. We're handling our business, but then we're also taking care of our household where managing so many things, and you're just such a great example of how you can really have that balance and be great in all areas of your life, so I applaud you for that and I would love to even just say like you know if you have a PSA that you could give to other black women struggling with balancing all of those things and figuring out what to prioritize in this time..
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Terry all the a blunt warning at a Senate hearing today about the U. S. response to covert nineteen Dr Anthony Fauci says the U. S. court see more deaths and economic damage if they live stay at home orders too quickly concern is that we will start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks so therefore I have been being very clear in my message to try to the best extent possible to go by the guidelines which have been very well thought out and very well delineated and he got some pushback very important that we not let anyone person dictate what we do in the economy one size doesn't fit all Kentucky Republican rand Paul says local leaders should have the final say Kentucky governor Andy Beshear says he won't sacrifice lives for business or recreational mourn for these three hundred and twenty people and twenty one and I'm gonna do everything I can to make sure we don't unnecessarily lose people going for sure says he'll open his state when it's safe to do so New Orleans mayor latoya Cantrell launching phase one of her city's re opening strategy allowing residents restaurants to offer dining in starting Saturday president trump says the U. S. is prevailing when it comes to covert nineteen testing but California governor Gavin Newsom disagrees he says the U. S. and his date of an underperforming when it comes to testing those who need or want one state reporting its highest daily count of new cases department of public health is reporting more than four thousand coronavirus cases in a twenty four hour span but Illinois governor JB Pritzker points out the fact that we were able to report that we reported four thousand cases today as a function of the fact that we did twenty nine thousand tests the governor is still hopeful most of the state will be able to move into phase three of re opening by the end of the month Ribeiro ABC news Chicago based on the analysis of the vote Joe Biden is the projected winner of today's Nebraska democratic primary you are listening to ABC news.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on Amanpour
"Have to separate things into two parts. First the measures regarding the fight against the virus a dare we have the right to make decrees as many other countries have decided to do so because their speed matters. You don't have two weeks For the parliament to make a law. You have to act immediately. This is one on the other hand when it comes to laws which have nothing to do with the virus situation. They go in the normal schedule in the parliament. The one you refer to as has been on the table of of the parliament for more than three weeks now totally independent three from the virus so decrees in accordance with the wires can be made and laws. We have nothing to do with the virus going the normal schedule in the parliament. This is the normal way how the Hungarian parliamentary democracy works. Let me just put down the sound bite from the head of the European Commission. You are a member of the EU. This is what the European Commission. President also vandalized said. Just after this decree was approved by Parliament. Take a listen understand. That member states may need to take emergency measures to address the immediate health crisis. But I am concerned that certain measures go too far and particularly concerned with the situation in Hungary. What do you make of that? She's concerned and a lot of people. Are Concerned Look respect The President of the European Commission. A lot as well. I know her because personally as well. Because as a minister of Federal Minister of Defence of Germany in their actions so with all my personal respect to her. I totally disagree with this statement. And why I do that. Because the European Commission in the European Union is the guardian of the treaties so the European Commission is entitled to make kind of investigations about the measures countries are making better. They are in line with the European treaties or not. Any kind of investigation have not been concluded yet. So making a preacher this about the outcome of possible future investigations. To be honest. It's not fair and on the other hand you know what I talk. I reject is double standards because now the against speak about Hungary but once again I have to tell you their free other countries in the European Union Poland Malta Croatia. All our friends who have no time limit in regulations and four other countries Tonia Italy Slovakia and Slovenia there. The problem of such a situation can be based exclusively on the decision of the government without having the approval of the parliament. So why Hungary again these kinds of double standards I think should be left aside especially under the current situation and let me tell you one thing we had the we had the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council which is the gathering of the EU for ministers. And I told my colleagues I understand everything. I do not understand one thing. The fighting with a huge challenge thousands of European citizens are dying on a daily basis. Tens of thousands of citizens are being infected on a daily basis. My question is how Norwegian who are not members of European but then ish finished Dutch Italian Greek. Other politicians do have time to deal with such very important question who conclude state of danger in Hungary instead of dealing with their internal situation and to hell because we dated. Use the restroom mostly mostly. The answer is just like we are seeing the Democrat. They have used damage down and to start to end. The light ended. And let me ask you this. Presumably you would agree that president trump and the trump administration our allies and friends. Yes yes yeah. Of course we are no question. Yeah Yeah no question fine your your counterpart in the United States Secretary of State. Michael Pompeo has said about this. There will be bad actors who try to use this outbreak virus for nefarious ends. People saying boy. Autocracies show respond to crises. Well well I have to tell you. They got the wrong end of the stick. It's democracies that respond to crisis. Well they protect liberty to protect freedom. So what again is your answer to this bit. You mentioned hunger in his statement yes absolutely specifically specifically asked about. Can you WANNA grab by me to about yeah? I'm telling you I'm reading it to you. I have read this statement Nano. No no I but but there's no no mentioning about Hungary there but anyway I agree. I agree that he was asked about college. Grads of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor. Orban that's what he was asked about. That was the answer he wanted to question. But but yeah but this was the question the answer but anyway I would like to answer substantially what you asked me so. I have a personal Here I have a personal respect to to Mike of course and I'm very happy to work together with him. I agree with him. Democracy is the best answer for that and believe me the solution. We have chosen here. In Hungary democracy one I cannot do anything with the fact that the other part of let's say the external actors do not have a hundred percent wisdom about this regulation. Just like you didn't have one hundred percents. Please them because you just sat here a couple of minutes ago to your viewers that the Hungarian parliament is blocked which is totally unto others. Say that we have an unlimited gloves. Possibility to make regular use said there you said. Hungary and parliament is not in session. Which is totally untrue because it is in session and and others say you know that we have an unlimited possibility of making decrease which is not read okay. The law is lifelong. It's sorry sorry. It's less than free pages so I think it's not too challenging to read that so I would like to ask everybody who makes such kind of harsh statements on Hungary to read the law. I read and make statement and it makes sense to speak about this issue afterwards. I guess Righty Ho well. We we asked you for your response to all of this. And you've given it to us so far MINNESOTA SEATTLE. Thank you for joining us from Budapest and finally Norwegian Prime Minister. Earn a soul book. Who as we told you also wanted powerless to the end of the year decided only to to agree with her parliament? Giving them to for a month now she also said it was really important to reach out and reassure children during this pandemic so she's held a special press conference to answer questions questions that children have and she says she'll do that again ahead of opening up some schools later this month and in New Zealand. Prime Minister Gis into Auden acknowledged that children need their traditions so she promised that some very special workers were still in action but that they might be a little busy under the current circumstances. Take a listen. You'll be placed in that. We do consider both the tooth theory and the Easter bunny to be essential kids but as you can imagine at this time of course is going to be potentially quite busy at home with with the with the family as well and their own bunnies sorry. I say to the children of New Zealand. If the Easter Bunny doesn't make it to your household then we have to understand that. It's a bit difficult at the moment for the bunny to skip. Every we spoke like a prime minister and a mother all over the world leaders are making the same promise and though it might be hard for the Easter Bunny to hop over this year ordinary people are leaping into action putting colorful pictures of Easter eggs in their windows or outside so children can have a new kind of eastern on on Easter Sunday. Not to be outdone chocolate tears adding candy mosques and loves to their bodies to keep them safe. It is a sweet treat in what can be very scary times. That's it for now. Thank you for watching and goodbye..
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on Amanpour
"Some news that we adjust learning and that is apparently the British prime minister. Boris Johnson has left intensive care. And he's being moved back to a hospital ward where he received close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery. Now later in the program we look at how some countries like Israel and Hungary a seizing emergency powers during this pandemic. They say to better deal with it. But critics say is just an old fashioned assault on democracy. I'll be speaking to the Hungarian Foreign Minister. But First Corona virus has hit Louisiana hard and new data reveals that the viruses hitting african-americans hardest with the state's black community accounting for seventy percent of deaths. Even though they only make up thirty three percent of the population the mayor of New Orleans Latorre Cantrell says this disparity is reflected nationwide because of systemic problems like poverty traps and lack of resources. Meantime critics say New Orleans should've locked down earlier. The mayor tells Walter Isaacson. Why Mardi Gras went ahead madame? Mayor that joining us. Thank you for having me. We've seen over the past few days now. A decline in the amount of hospitalization Decline in the use of respirators. Have we reached the point? Where your stay at home? Measures seemed to be flattening. The core We have reached a point to where are stay at home efforts. In mandates they are working We have to maintain the mandates the stay at home orders. This is the time that we do not let up that we get more aggressive as it relates to the stay at home mandates we do not want to regress. We want to continue to make progress in so we're not claiming victory at all And we are just now starting to see the curve. So we're not in the situation where we're flattening we are approaching the Kerr and We're shifting in pivoting really into not only more care but stopping people from dying and that's the focus. We want to stop the deaths from happening. You know we're New Orleans not very good at social distancing and I'm here in the French quarter and I looked outside. Now see that you have police cars at breaking up anybody. Who's in a crowd walking around trying to go? How have you been trying to enforce this? Stay at home order. Well the biggest level of enforcement is one having the presence of the law enforcement but at the same time pushing for personal responsibility and we as we look at the mobility data from cell phone usage. We know that seventy three percent of our people in terms of moving around. They're not so they are are adhering to the mandate taking a very seriously and we are as well as a city because we cannot allow people to move about a break the law and do nothing about it so when we act swiftly it really sets the tone that not only do we mean business but this crises is it serious people are dying and people are sick when you have cell phone data you have the cameras traffic cameras around the city. How do you balance the concerns? People might have about privacy with the need to look at it as much information as possible to see who's moving around well one. We're not all we're looking for and we're not using our traffic cameras award took up to follow people. That's not what we do As a relates to the cell phone data it strictly around mobility how you can see and you don't even the individualize is just really the traffic and so we're not Cross the line with people's personal information or data points but we are using it to see if people are following the rules and they are staying put and that's a good thing with the recent decline in the need for hospitalization in New Orleans. And the reduction of the need for ventilators. Do you think that's going to change how we use the Convention Center in our emergency preparedness? Well first of all our people are still in the hospital. I don't want to give the sense. That folks are not hospitalized. They are and they are still at record numbers. But what we're seeing is that our people are one coming off those ventilators sooner rather than later. the surge capacity at the Convention Center our Medical Monitoring Facility opened on yesterday. We opened up with fewer than twenty patients there We are saying that based on how well our healthcare workers are doing the best job ever within those hospitals. It does make us feel that we will not have to surge up to the capacity of three thousand so right now. It's at one thousand. We believe that that will be sufficient but again the convention center is for region one and that's multiple parishes that make up region. What so we may find ourselves being a much greater service to our our our Regional PARISHES THAN JUST ORLEANS. Our family homes or in the same neighborhood right in the heart of New Orleans called Broadmoor during Katrina. You worked with my father and others in trying to make sure. We came back neighborhood by neighborhood. Reflect on that for a moment and how that's helping you organize neighborhood recovery's come out of this well why it is engaging the people who are on the ground meaning these neighborhood leaders you know they have a role to play so. I have been engaging them multiple ways whether that is having a consistent conference calls with them calling them to task with helping. What'S FEEDING CLEANING UP? Even their their communities their areas knowing their neighbors you know a disaster is not the time to to to to start learning. Who People are. You should know that and we have been trained to do this particularly in the Post Katrina Environment. So reminding people that you know. Your neighbors are your first responders. And you have to be organized. And and so Organized a government organized community in many ways like I did post Katrina have over thirteen active committees that engages. The business community the hospitality tourism made. It just goes on and on the death care community of course neighborhoods a public schools. I mean all of these different Mechanisms it helps want to give people accurate information which is essential and also keeps them not only informed but it empowers them to be a part of the solution and end to get out of the way you know. Don't don't hurt us was we. Were preparing for Mardi Gras. You worked very closely with some of the feds the FBI. Everybody else to make sure that the security was great during Mardi Gras did anybody from homeland security or the federal government. One you about the pandemic and say you should do something differently. Oh No not at all. Well there were no red flags are given to the city of New Orleans through our unified command and leading up to up to Mardi Gras We had increased our rating with the federal government sear to rating for Mardi Gras. Which we've never had before which means additional resources that will flow through the federal government as well as people on the ground so I- special agents on the ground in the community walking with the chief in our public safety team every parade so nobody ever recommended. You should cancel. Mardi Gra Ono. One recommended that we cancel Mardi Gras and In a even when I moved to cancel Saint Patrick's Day and and Super Sunday march a nine All Hell broke loose with that as well being ridiculed at the state level and all but it was the right thing to do and when I look at the forecast of data not only. Did we do the right thing? We saved countless lives. And we'll continue to do that. Would have you asked for from the federal government or the state government that you've not received. What are your priorities? Now well the priorities you know have been a definitely around the PPA getting the protective equipment. That are frontline workers. Our employees our first responders that they desperately need and consistently. That's been a continued struggle. But we're saying things come come in. Testing wasn't issue initially but we're testing more than any other city in the country and we're second to Iceland right now which is a real reflection in the numbers in the cases. But you have to. You have to have the data to know where you are and how you're doing so I'm happy about that as relates to the Stanley Stimulus package we Were very aggressive. On the front end of galvanizing our federal delegation as well as our state delegation for advocating for the needs of the city which led to assume infusion of of stimulus dollars even set aside for Orleans through Hud. Amer like so things are moving. We just need to make sure that the city is at the table as resources will flow from the federal government to the state because the city will not receive directly because of our population sought. WanNa make sure we're in line to get our fair share. You know we our economy again driven by half metality. We have over one hundred ten thousand workers that are attached to that and more of the the GIG economy and the resources that they need gap financing the you know their family. Steady is huge We believe that we're going to need to feed over two hundred thousand over the over the next couple of weeks daily and so these continue to be some needs but I'm hopeful based on the response of our federal delegation coming together working across those by partying being across lines to deliver seventy percent of corona virus cases in Louisiana among African Americans. Even though African Americans only thirty three percent of the population. Why is it affecting the black community more? Well I think what this pandemic has exposed particularly in the United States. And it's not that we don't know right but it has absolutely Exposed for job the fragility Within our community the black community the working Within working families the disparity gaps that existed that we knew were prevalent not only in New Orleans but the United States of America but it It brings it home in these instances. So it's a public health disparity issue and public health touch everything from housing to employment to physical health to wellness The economics it all matters end so black folks in regards to the disparity gap that exists in this country. Make up the majority that fall in that gap and so are most vulnerable. So when you're in a when you're faced with the crises like we're in it's your most vulnerable people within your population who suffer the most so we will continue to see this if we don't address These disparity needs that we've known about you know for decades for generations but No longer I believe that we can continue to avoid a meeting where they are when we know that their needs are there which steps are being taken for the poorest in the city of for the poorest this is our most vulnerable what. I say is My street homeless. You know and getting them off the street. We have been able to do some of that. I still have about one hundred and forty that still remain on the street that I need to find housing or accommodations for and we're working towards that every single day and then having to also deal with residents in their neighborhood to want to try to embrace this not my backyard a type of concept but in a crises that will not fly and And even outside with crises from my perspective but were managing it through Speaking directly with residents with their concerns and alleviating their concerns everyone matters in this city in our most vulnerable absolutely but a part of that.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on Amanpour
"Resources. People were there people and they voted. And that's what we need them to do in November. We need them to show up. And that's a whole nother issue. How do we protect eagles safety during a pandemic and be able to vote their right to vote? So we are. We are ramping the campaign up in a new and exciting way and you'll be seen some announcements in the upcoming weeks but it really was people power and and that's really what it's GonNa take for us to win in November right. So here's the thing congressman as you know consistently national polls in a head-to-head put vice mayors and Brydon about six points ahead of president trump but president trump has a daily platform that he's using an even the Wall Street Journal editorial today said he's using it for like as a substitute for rallies now instead of shop medical and general sort of protective and safety information so even the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board said that. But the question is how does vice-president? Biden compete with that. And you talked about safety and you talked about the real difficulties in this corona virus. You can't go door to door you can't have rallies. You can't have fundraisers you need money. You need to get it somehow and you need to make sure that you're going to be able to have the primaries and the general election so what are you doing. What is the party doing? I don't really know the mechanics. But what are you doing to make sure that if you can't actually you know go and vote that there could be absentee ballots. I mean really ramping. Up that absentee issue is is that what's going to have to happen. I mean maybe even in November that is right now we in Congress. This is part of our responsibility. You know states and You know can do what they can do to make. Sure that There there you know. Residents are safe but there are certain things that need to be scaled up and take resources so for example even in the cares. Act that we just passed for the Corona Virus Response There was funding bad. We in the House Democratic Caucus really pushed hard for for election protection to be able to vote by mail And as you've heard the president say he is not supportive of that but the reality is there are places in our country right now. That had vote by mail. That do no excuse. Absentee ballots in it including the absentee ballot. That he's GonNa use and people do it safely and in so number one priority. In their linked is the health and safety of our folks in the ability to exercise a right to vote we in Congress had the ability to make some changes so for example in that cares act. There was money we requested but we didn't get the amount we wanted but for states to be able to access that money they would have to put up twenty percent of the money to to be able to get the match will. That doesn't incentivize them. That doesn't even help them in a situation where they are struggling to find money so this next package may be an opportunity for us to make sure that people's votes are protected. It might not be in this next package. But we've got to do it because because this this is a right. Let me just ask you very this is probably a yes or no. Are you going to call on Michelle and Barack Obama the former first lady and president of the United States who are the most popular politicians in America to come out not just in endorse but to campaign in whatever way they can for For Vice President Biden. I know that The President President Obama and Vice President Biden as well as Jill. Michelle have a very very special relationship and you know from the very beginning The vice president wanted to win this nomination on his own But but now it has been really good that they still stay in contact. I think as we go into the you know looking at a convention in what a convention could look like whether that's going to be in person or not. It's already been delayed to August. We're going to need all hands on deck and so while I'm not a purse grow personal or close friends with the vice with the president or Mrs Obama. I would love to see you on the campaign trail we could definitely use. You and America misses you and one final question because people said what is a vice-president Biden signature policy. Is it just beating president trump or is there something specific and we hear from many particularly in his foreign policy area that he is interested in global leadership and boy if anything showed how much what happens in the world affects the United States? And how much? Us leadership or lack thereof affects the progress of this kind of pandemic. I'm what happens around the world. It is this now right. So is that something that Vice President Biden is going to double down on because America is not leading. The world is leading America but not the world like it used to on various other crises. Well I think the important thing about Joe Biden is that he has both experienced domestically as well as internationally and so you know to raise our standing again in the world is important to him but he really does care about those Britain butter issues that affect People's daily lives. I mean if we just look right now at the situation with the corona virus and how it is disproportionately affecting people of Color. A people based on their socio economic status You know these are issues. That touch people in with this virus has done is just highlighted and magnified underlying issues in so for for a President Biden deceit leadership in Many areas. But I think what is important are four things. A person has to be credible. He is both here and abroad. A person has to be competent. He knows what he's doing. He's done it before. He has to be consistent. If you're speaking to your the public you and your your health. Experts should be saying the same thing and last. He has to be compassionate. Joe Biden knows what it means to be compassionate. When you do that you get the confidence of all right all right thank you so much congresswoman Blonde Rochester. Thanks for joining.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on Amanpour
"Hello everyone unwelcomed Amanpour. Here's what's coming up macron viruses. Not His fault but the way in which responded to it is his problem. He's the commander in chief. Leadership DEMOCRACY AND CORONA VIRUS WITH BERNIE SANDERS. Now out to the twenty twenty race. One is Joe Biden's playbook for beating President Trump campaign CO chair congresswoman supplant blockbuster joins me then we're not claiming victory at all and we are just now starting to see the car. The mayor of New Orleans speaks to Walter Isaacson about why the death rate is so high amongst the black community there and around the country plus has the corona virus killed its first democracy to be questioned after the Hungarian government grabs emergency powers indefinitely. The Foreign Minister joins me..
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Experts credit to stay at home orders and social distance discipline and flattening of the coronavirus perv in parts of the U. S. but there is concern now some of that could come undone this holiday weekend residents staying at home it's working the data tells us it's working this is not the time for us to let us we need to continue to follow the stay at home mandate New Orleans mayor latoya Cantrell there is lots of concern that the social distance discipline could fall apart if the nation re opens too soon especially without a plan to conduct systematic national testing president trump didn't sound too bullish on that it is briefing last night want to have it and we're going to see if we have it if you need it no is it a nice thing to do yes we're talking about three hundred and twenty five million people and that's not gonna happen as you can imagine good news and bad from overseas on the covert nineteen watch six hundred five new deaths were recorded overnight in Spain the lowest total there and more than two weeks as the number of new cases cases continues to drop but Singapore which largely managed to avoid the first wave of coronavirus is now grappling with an alarming rise in infections the government reported two hundred eighty seven new cases yesterday its biggest daily jump so far checking your money the Dow futures are up two hundred eighty six points this morning the nasdaq futures up sixty three in sports for the twenty third year in a row the New York Yankees are the most valuable team in baseball according to Forbes magazine worth five billion dollars ahead of the Dodgers red Sox cubs and giants in the top five the nationals came in tenth with a value of one point nine billion dollars that's up nine percent from the previous.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on KTOK
"Already in a row from a position of revenues in a terrible position because we're not collecting any revenue just literally so I don't buy anymore ventilators then we need E. di Michigan's governor issuing an executive order to restore water service state wide more than one hundred twenty seven thousand water shut offs have been performed in Detroit since twenty fourteen and without water health officials say it is impossible for people to follow CDC precautions against the virus and Louisiana is seeing a spike in calls in nineteen cases recording seventy deaths so far New Orleans mayor latoya Cantrell pleading for Washington to give more help to her city even as we've seen a measures passed at the federal level as relates to the Care Act we want to know that's really how that will be fully implemented so that we can get all the resources again to the people who need them the most on the ground Cantrell appeared on fox's America's news headquarters on Saturday New Orleans has more than one thousand confirmed cases of covert nineteen America is listening to fox news one century ago experienced its deadliest pandemic the Spanish flu of nineteen eighteen infected nations around the world killing millions in the decades lenses have swept the lives of more none have been quite like this one of our is now a global pandemic Broadway will be shut down the NBA suspending gameplay Paul street briefly suspending trading today it is impacted Hollywood it is in capital this is like now the.
New Orleans City Government Hit by Cyber Attack; Recovery Underway
"Mountain New Orleans mayor latoya Cantrell says cyber attack recovery efforts are underway following the suspected hack of the city's computer network which prompted a shut down of government computers and all of this blamed on an employee is log in information being breached about four thousand computers and we talk about recovery mode it's about building like you're building a new house visual say backup systems in New Orleans have allowed nine one one to keep functioning for medical police and fire
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Out all his throughout this entire incident with the in the incident occurred unfortunately there's so many people are one able to determine who was actually fire any shots at that time Ferguson called it a cowardly and senseless act there was a person being questioned but it wasn't known early on if that person was involved New Orleans mayor latoya Cantrell says police will get to the bottom of what happened colonel Scott fox news if you didn't find what you wanted on Black Friday there is always cyber Monday in tumors did some record breaking shopping online on both thanksgiving day and Black Friday dropping a whopping eleven point six billion dollars ecommerce behemoth and smaller retailers at both seeing an increase in online sales experts say the shopping is not done consumers are expected to spend even more on cyber Monday possibly setting a new record with an estimated at nine point four billion dollars in sales of eighteen point nine percent from last year boxes and Kerik actress Shelley Morrison died Sunday of heart failure at the age of eighty three her career spanning more than half a century six sisters six Sally field in the flying nun starting in nineteen sixty seven more recently Morrison played Salvadoran maid rose area Salazar on will and grace she was only booked to appear in one episode on the hit comedy but quickly became a fan favorite angel on the show news from.
As Tropical Storm Nestor Forms, New Orleans to Use Explosives to Topple 2 Cranes
"Who is in Louisiana governor John bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency because of severe weather in the state this will delay the demolition of the partially collapsed hard rock hotel in New Orleans mayor latoya Cantrell says the decision by the governor was a good one this allows us to move forward with any avoiding any type of issues that may present themselves the city of New Orleans addressing the controlled demolition of the
New Orleans mayor vows ‘relentless’ investigation in deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse
"Mayor of New Orleans promises a full examination into what caused a hotel under construction near the French Quarter the partially collapsed killing two people faxes colonel Scott Mayer latoya Cantrell says as far as she is aware the builder of the hard rock hotel was working within what the law requires absolutely permitted up to coal that sort of thing but she says city state and federal officials want to know why the structure collapsed we will be relentless in that it will be thorough and we will be open and transparent with the public as it relates to sure has been on the ground the hotel was scheduled to open next spring citado builders the contractor flew in engineers from Europe to assess what happened good all Scott
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"From ABC news hi Dave he has made landfall in is now a tropical storm be the moving extremely slowly across the coast of Louisiana the storm surge pushing water over the top of the levee in lower Plaquemines parish the lieutenant governor also saying that water is flowing over the levees in Jefferson like endpoint selects New Orleans mayor latoya Cantrell warning residents who may still be dry and although you may not have seen rainfall as we've been discussing it is coming our way I'm rob Marciano in New Orleans where the winds have been steadily picking up the heaviest rain and yet to arrive as very makes its landfall across the south Louisiana coast very bottom heavy system which means that the heaviest whether be it rain and wind well all calm after the storm passes to the north the with the moving so slowly that range gonna stick around a long time so New Orleans baton Rouge very susceptible to flooding could see over a foot of rain in these areas to be possible in some spots the watches have been posted all the way north of Memphis in east towards the Florida panhandle from New Orleans I'm rob Marciano R. and B. star Kelly is behind bars this weekend after was taken into custody in Chicago facing federal charges that include sexual exploitation of children and child porn **** one thing federal prosecutors have said is that R. Kelly had illegal sexual activity we have five minor girls recorded it on video and at least in one case Truscott pay off the family of one of the minor girls not to say anything this is just some of what our Kelly is now facing as he is locked up in a federal jail in Chicago your return to court on Tuesday for a bail.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Refer back right good Friday morning America's first news continues on the twelfth day of July in tropical storm berries wind and rain are lashing Louisiana this morning is New Orleans in coastal communities braced for a drenching from what's expected to be the first hurricane of the season a berry could become a category one hurricane by Saturday causing problems for communities already hit by flooding here's governor John bel Edwards our rainfall totals of ten to fifteen inches are possible and with locally higher amounts are expected in some areas on isolated basis the heaviest rainfall will likely occur Friday through Sunday morning due to the uncertainty in the track there is a storm surge stressed for all of south and southeast Louisiana I will remind everyone this is the two hundred and fifty eighth consecutive day of the flood fight on the Mississippi River that is the longest in history and if tropical storm bury the counter hurricane as we fully expect it will this be the first time than we've had a hurricane make line landfall in Louisiana while the Mississippi River was at flood stage and it isn't just the Mississippi River we have elevated river levels across Louisiana we were looking at storm surge of three to four feet the lasting twelve hours around the Mississippi River and that's actually good news relative to yesterday because you'll recall the prediction was for a water level to fix Carrollton gate to reach twenty three that has been revised downward to nineteen feet on a while that's a relatively slight difference it has resulted in a new forecast that calls for no water over topping any portion of the levy on the Mississippi River that's obviously on good news and New Orleans mayor out latoya Cantrell said.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Items on her storm preparation list water in one yes as the staples yes that's my staples around the corner of the bottled water I'll completely wiped out from the night before except for a fresh new stack of deciding which she says is too expensive okay that would be a no so it's just the one today spears says she'll get her water elsewhere Candace taking other precautions had a storm like charging Oliver electronic devices she's concerned but not worried right now it's pretty much going to be a rainy van I think because it's this is not hitting here directly it's too early to know just where on the Louisiana coast berry will make landfall but New Orleans mayor latoya Cantrell says no matter where the storm hits or how strong the winds end up being rain and particularly flooding are the main concerns we do expect that this storm will be slow moving what that means is that there is a possibility it as is moving slow the we're going to get heavy rainfall for up to forty eight hours it could be that's going to cause problems all across south Louisiana but it's really scary for New Orleans the drainage system here is extremely old and struggles to keep up with heavy rains just yesterday the storm dropped more than seven inches of rain in less than two hours in many neighborhoods cars homes and businesses were swamped by several feet of water for now New Orleans officials are not calling for evacuations despite the bigger flooding threat this encore Bon overseas drainage in the city based on the.
"latoya cantrell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Manage coastal resilience. I always have speakers in my car ready to be in the mud at any given moment. It's a hot sunny day, and lake Pontchartrain laps at the shore to our left the Gulf of Mexico to our right? This is the New Orleans land bridge shrinking strip of land just outside the city homes rise, high on stilts and the marshy wetlands stretch out for miles. This is pretty much our last line of defense to keeping search from the Gulf from coming into the lake and really putting pressure on our levees, these marshes act as natural buffers from storm surge. The problem is the land is disappearing like much of southern Louisiana. It's naturally sinking and then they're sea level rise. But the biggest reason is the thousand. Of miles of channels, that oil companies, carved through these fragile marshes to get out to their rigs. Those channels have a road it and turn to open water. New Orleans, mayor, latoya Cantrell. We have to protect our people and property, and we have been damaged by offshore drilling. It is a fact, and we need protections in the future. And in order to get those protections you need money. Cantrell, says there is some money for restoration, mostly through the state, and she's looking for more to pay for things like rebuilding the land bridge an urban projects like rain gardens. So she's suing a handful of oil and gas companies over those channels. They carved through the marshes including Chevron Exxon Mobil. It's a risky move in a city so tied to the industry. Don't miss French quarter festival.