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Jamaica's SHENSEEA début on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

SHENSEEA's début on the Billboard Hot 100 chart makes her the first Jamaican female dancehall artiste to score an entry on the prestigious table in 17 years.

Shenseea

 

Pure Souls, her collaboration with American rapper Kanye West, and which also features rapper Roddy Ricch, entered the chart at number 52 on Tuesday.

She was pleased with her latest accomplishment.

“I am honestly over-elated! I intended to make the charts, but to say I saw it coming so soon would be far from the truth. I am truly one of God's favourites to be receiving big blessings in my career in such a short space of time. I'm on a mission to take this worldwide, as I've said countless times, and to see it all manifesting makes my heart skip a beat. I've been waiting my whole life to experience moments like these,” Shenseea told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

Shenseea

Pure Souls is from Kanye West's 10th studio album titled Donda, which debuted on the all-


Sandra Lindsay, The Jamaican Nurse Who Was First to Be Vaccinated against COVID-19 in USA Earns Ph.D.

 Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Dr. Sandra Lindsay

Jamaican Sandra Lindsay, who made history on December 14, 2020, when she was officially cited as the first person in the United States to receive a COVID-19 shot, received her PhD in Health Sciences at the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, Arizona. Additionally, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in the United States has solidified Sandra Lindsay’s place in history by obtaining the empty Pfizer-BioNtech vial that had contained the COVID-19 vaccine from which she received the first dose administered to anyone in the US. Sandra Lindsay was born in Clarendon and works as a critical care nurse, and her brother Garfield, who is a respiratory therapist in Maryland, also received his PhD in Health Sciences as the siblings graduated together. The duo waved the Jamaican flag with pride as they celebrated their accomplishments.

Sandra Lindsay holds a master’s degree in nursing and an MBA. She decided to pursue the doctorate in Health Sciences with a major in global health, leadership, and organizational behavior so that she could focus on finding solutions to some of “the bigger, systemic issues that make black and Latino people more susceptible to chronic health conditions,” she said.

World Records 200 Million COVID-19 Cases As New Variant Wreaks Havoc On Unvaccinated More than 4.2 million people have died worldwide from the virus.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit a new ― and bleak ― milestone.To date, more than 4.2 million people have died from the virus, a staggering figure that includes more than 614,000 Americans, 558,000 Brazilians and at least 425,000 people in India.


It is important to remember that those figures are only the known accounts of infections and deaths associated with COVID-19. Various studies have estimated that the true toll of the pandemic is much higher in some areas. In India, for example, experts told The New York Times in May that the official death toll could be one-half, one-fifth or even less than one-tenth of the actual figure, which may never be known.To date, more than 4.2 million people have died from the virus, a staggering figure that includes more than 614,000 Americans, 558,000 Brazilians and at least 425,000 people in India.

It is important to remember that those figures are only the known accounts of infections and deaths associated with COVID-19. Various studies have estimated that the true toll of the pandemic is much higher in some areas. In India, for example, experts told The New York Times in May that the official death toll could be one-half, one-fifth or even less than one-tenth of the actual figure, which may never be known.

It took about 12 months for the coronavirus to infect the first 100 million people worldwide; the next 100 million were infected in just a six-month time frame.


It took about 12 months for the coronavirus to infect the first 100 million people worldwide; the next 100 million were infected in just a six-month time frame.


According to data released Monday by Johns Hopkins’ Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 200 million people have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide.To date, more than 4.2 million people have died from the virus, a staggering figure that includes more than 614,000 Americans, 558,000 Brazilians and at least 425,000 people in India.

It is important to remember that those figures are only the known accounts of infections and deaths associated with COVID-19. Various studies have estimated that the true toll of the pandemic is much higher in some areas. In India, for example, experts told The New York Times in May that the official death toll could be one-half, one-fifth or even less than one-tenth of the actual figure, which may never be known.

It took about 12 months for the coronavirus to infect the first 100 million people worldwide; the next 100 million were infected in just a six-month time frame.



Seventeen die after lightning strikes wedding party in Bangladesh

Story by Reuters Updated 4:32 AM EDT, Thu August 5, 2021

At least 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Wednesday when lightning struck a wedding party on a boat in northwestern Bangladesh, officials said.

The lightning hit as the boat reached the bank of the Padma river in Shibganj town as the wedding-goers made their way to the bride’s house, police official Farid Hossain said.

“We have information of 17 people who died and several others were admitted to hospital,” Hossain said.


Fourteen people were injured and taken to hospital, Fire Service official Meherul Islam said. The bridegroom was among those hurt.

Lightning kills hundreds of people every year in Bangladesh, which declared lightning strikes a natural disaster in 2016 when more than 200 people died in the month of May alone, including 82 people on a single day.

Most lightning deaths usually occur during the warm months of March to July.

Experts say the rise in fatal lightning strikes is related to deforestation, which has led to the disappearance of many tall trees that earlier would have drawn lightning strikes.