Posts filtered by tags: Bogota (Colombia[x]


China-to-NY ventilator shipment shows coronavirus supply scramble

By JENNIFER PELTZ, AMY FORLITI and DAVID RISING NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices during the coronavirus pandemic. In a sign of the disorganized response to the global crisis, Cuomo went out of his way to praise the collaboration of the Chinese ...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, Mexico, France, Oregon, China, Massachusetts, Berlin, India, New York City, Africa, Narendra Modi, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport

In Ecuador, Families Wait With Their Dead Loved Ones As Bodies Pile Up

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Daniel Larrea died Monday after a week of high fever, struggling to breathe and steadily turning blue. Then a new nightmare began for his family. No one in their city on Ecuador’s Pacific coast would pick up his body. “We wrapped him up in black plastic,” Larrea’s wife, Karina, said Wednesday. “He’s here in the living room.” Hospitals are turning away patients and bodies are being left on streets and in homes for days in Guayaquil, a normally bustling city of 2.6 million...
Tags: South Korea, News, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Ecuador, Latin America, Quito, Bogota Colombia, Pacific Coast, Karina, Ministry of Public Health, Pan American Health Organization, Acosta, Guayaquil

How Comedians Are Adapting to Entertain Fans While Self-Isolating

On March 11, comedian Jim Gaffigan was in Bogotá, Colombia, in the midst of his worldwide Pale Tourist tour when he received a call from his manager that Argentina was closing its borders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and his upcoming show there was canceled. He had a choice: fly to São Paulo, Brazil, for […]
Tags: Stephen Colbert, Features, Argentina, Trevor Noah, Jim Gaffigan, Sao Paulo Brazil, Bogota Colombia, John Mulaney, Mike Birbiglia, Jeff Dunham

Bogotá’s Cacophony Is Hushed by Virus as Congested Streets Empty Out

In normal times, Colombia’s crowded capital reverberates with never-ending noise. But under quarantine, the city was overtaken by an extraordinary sound: silence.
Tags: News, Colombia, Latin America, Bogota, Quarantines, Bogota (Colombia, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Capturing a World of Emptiness

How a team of photographers documented the quiet desolation of cities during the pandemic.
Tags: Art, Twitter, Photography, News, Germany, Masks, Social Media, Colombia, New York Times, New Jersey, Epidemics, Brazil, South America, Ny, Politics And Government, London (England

Fakt oder fake: Welche Mythen über das Coronavirus sind wahr?

Travelers wearing face masks at Bogota’s El Dorado airport in :Bogota, Colombia, on March 12, 2020. President of Colombia Ivan Duque has declared on Thursday 12th a health emergency to avoid the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the measures include a restriction on large gatherings larger than 500 people and prison visits, football matches will proceed behind closed doors, suspension of transit and disembarking cruise ships. (Photo by Diego Cuevas/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Di...
Tags: Fashion, Music, China, Colombia, Stanford University, Bogota, Kontakt, Bogota Colombia, El Dorado, Corona, Gegen, Leiter, Stanford Medicine, Zeiten, Rolle, Aber

Special Episode: The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá

How two sets of twins, scrambled at birth, had their lives changed in an instant.
Tags: News, Colombia, Bogota, Susan, Books and Literature, Dominus, Bogota (Colombia

Audio Series: Ten Past Noon

Our   audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. It's a fun little series, where authors record themselves reading an excerpt from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard. In light of all the social distancing and recommended reduction to group events, I put out a tweet yesterday letting the small press literary world know that my blog is at their beck and call. We're happy...
Tags: Books, Brown University, Boston Massachusetts, Bogota Colombia, Tucker Lieberman, Eunuchry Tucker, Boston University Originally, Arturo Serrano, Edward Cumming

Coronavirus latest updates: US slashes interest rates as states go into lockdown

Number of UK deaths rises to 35 while other countries introduce stricter new measures Health experts fear epidemic will ‘let rip’ through UKJohnson urged to launch daily coronavirus press briefings100m Europeans on lockdown as countries battle coronavirusCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.20pm GMT Reporter Joe Parkin Daniels has this from Bogota, Colombia:Venezuela has announced a “collective quarantine”, after cases of Covid-19 in the troubled South Americ...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Italy, Venezuela, Bogota Colombia, South Kensington, Joe Parkin Daniels, COVID

Cheap flights in March

Baseball, once America’s national pastime, is now a sport much of America gets excited about because it involves day drinking on a Sunday. Regardless of your reasons, if you’ve got even a modicum of excitement for baseball season, now might be the time to plan a trip to some of MLB’s great ballparks. Not just because they have more character than any other venue in sports but also because there are gonna be some crazy cheap airfares next month to top baseball cities. How do we know? Because o...
Tags: Travel, Shutterstock, New York, Washington, Boston, US, America, Mlb, Oakland, Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Cheap Flights, Houston Astros, Stockholm, Washington Nationals, Skyscanner

Pablo Escobar's chief hitman 'Popeye' dies of cancer

Jhon Jairo Velásquez, also known as 'Popeye', died on February 6 in Bogotá, Colombia. The cause of death was said to be cancer.
Tags: Cnn, Pablo Escobar, Bogota Colombia, Popeye, Jhon Jairo Velásquez

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Bogota, Colombia

Photo submitted by Alfredo Pierantoni, “Friday morning at 3,000m.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a brief description here. The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Bogota, Colombia appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Bogota Colombia, Pic of the Day, Alfredo Pierantoni

10 Directors to Watch: Esteban Arango Channels Immigrant Experience in ‘Blast Beat’

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Arango moved to South Florida with his mother and brother when he was 14, a cultural shift that directly informed his debut feature, the Sundance-bound “Blast Beat.” (The film is inspired by his 2015 short of the same name.) With that project, which features Colombian-American brothers (and former Disney Channel stars) […]
Tags: Features, Disney Channel, 10 Directors To Watch, South Florida, Bogota Colombia, Arango, Blast Beat, Esteban Arango

Bogota calling

From Guatemala City we flew to Bogota Colombia directly no more Central America we thought we were already ready for the South. We didnt know what to expect my first time in South America. At the airport we realised we could take an Ube
Tags: Travel, South America, Central America, Bogota, Guatemala City, Bogota Colombia

Compassion families report break-in attempt amid Colombia protests

Colombia (MNN) -- Demonstrators took to the streets of Bogota, Colombia, on Wednesday for the third national protest since November 21. Yesterday, Colombia’s president met again with a committee representing protestors. The group listed 13 demands for President Iván Duque, BBC News reports , ranging widely from fulfilling obligations under the 2016 Farc peace deal to securing minimum wage for young people. So far, the talks are going nowhere. Although protests are mostly peaceful, Sen...
Tags: BBC News, Colombia, Venezuela, Jesus, UNHCR, Reuters, Bogota Colombia, Alvarez, Carlos Alvarez, Compassion International Compassion, Ivan Duque, Yesterday Colombia

The ball

Good Morning  I am German Gutierrez, I am from Bogotá-Colombia.  I have a consult, which ball is the best?   Thanks.  A greet.
Tags: Sport, Gutierrez, Bogota Colombia

3 Police Officers Killed in Colombia Bomb Blast

Ten officers were also injured in Cauca province, which is known as a hot spot for drug trafficking and violence.
Tags: News, Colombia, Demonstrations, Ivan, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Bombs and Explosives, Cauca, Bogota (Colombia, Duque

Is America’s Corporate Culture In The Dark Ages?

by Bill Higgs, author of the upcoming book “Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps to Scale & Succeed in Your Business” American work habits can seem downright oppressive when viewed from afar. Various  reports and studies  show that Americans experience a more burdensome work week than many of their peers abroad, spending interminable hours at the office, wolfing down lunch at their desks, letting vacation days expire unused, and answering emails after hours and on weekends. It’s practically the dark...
Tags: Startups, London, America, Management, Norway, Melbourne, Mustang, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Higgs, Bogota Colombia, Perth Australia, Mumbai India, Woking England, Corporate Culture, Professionalisms, Al Khobar Saudi Arabia

Fighting Social Injustice Through Graffiti, and Making a Business of It

Camilo Fidel López’s leftist parents groomed him to save the world through the law. Instead, the 38-year-old Colombian is trying to do it with street art.
Tags: News, Graffiti, Lopez, Bogota (Colombia, Camilo Fidel, Camilo Fidel López

Library of Congress National Book Festival videos online

Gale Galligan & Ann M. Martin: 2019 National Book Festival ...
Tags: Comics, Washington, Time, New York Times, Marvin, Cbs, Pbs, Usa Today, National Geographic, New York University, Kirkus, Martin, Savannah College of Art, Stacey, Matt, Bluffton

A founder who sold his first startup for $85 million explains why tons of VCs rejected his second startup idea despite his success

Steve Martocci, cofounder of the music-editing company Splice, had previously sold GroupMe to Microsoft for $85 million at just 27 years old. Still, Martocci worried he would not receive funding for Splice due to an over-saturation in the music startup space, he told Business Insider in an interview. Many VCs — even those who had made money off GroupMe — rejected him. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Steve Martocci's résumé is sure to cause entrepreneurship envy. Martocci c...
Tags: Taylor Swift, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Colombia, Drake, True Ventures, Skype, Union Square Ventures, BOI, Bogota Colombia, Andy Weissman, Steve Martocci, Splice, Shana Lebowitz, Martocci

SoftBank makes a huge bet on Latin America

Rappi represents a new era for Latin American technology startups. Based in Bogotá, Colombia, the on-demand delivery startup has taken the region by storm, attracting a record amount of venture capital funding in mere months. Today marks the beginning of a new round of explosive growth as SoftBank, the Japanese telecom giant and prolific Silicon Valley tech investor, has confirmed a $1 billion investment in the business. The king-sized financing comes two months after SoftBank announced it...
Tags: Food, Startups, Y Combinator, Softbank, Tech, Companies, Colombia, Chile, Venture Capital, Tencent, Brazil, Argentina, Silicon Valley, South America, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital

24 Classic Travel Scams, and How to Avoid Them

This post 24 Classic Travel Scams, and How to Avoid Them appeared first on The Professional Hobo. It can happen anywhere, any time, in the blink of an eye, and before you know it you’ll be wondering how it could have happened to you. This article isn’t about theoretical situations that you may or may not encounter on the road; below you’ll read about 24 classic travel scams, as experienced by this panel of pro travelers! Brace yourself. None of us are immune (that is, until you read this article...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, UK, Travel Planning, Bali, North Korea, India, Americas, US, Toronto, Colombia, Morocco, South America, Bill, Guatemala

Most bizarre theme parks in world

If you want a traditional and predictable family vacation, head to Disney World, ride the teacups, and leave with a few mouse-ear hats. However, if you want an experience that isn’t all princesses and cartoon animals, there are plenty of bizarre amusement parks out there to satisfy your craving. From the explicit Loveland in South Korea to Lithuania’s Išgyvenimo Drama, a Soviet-themed park that gives visitors a brutal taste of life in the former USSR, these seven parks might not be the happie...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Florida, Singapore, Theme Parks, Ussr, Little Mermaid, Ariel, Copenhagen, Lithuania, Hans Christian Andersen, All, Vilnius, Disney World, KGB, Bogota Colombia

Cheap flights April

By April, your New Year’s resolution is pretty much shot, right? You made it to Valentine’s Day and cutting carbs still didn’t land you a date, so once St. Paddy’s rolled around it was time to drink all those carbs back in the form of green beer. It’s cool, but now that you’re not so worried about counting calories, it’s time to go all in and stuff yourself with tacos, moles, chiles, guacamole, and all the other stuff you’d been depriving yourself of all year. Lucky for you and your newfound ...
Tags: Travel, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Dallas, Buffalo, Cheap Flights, Latin America, Trinidad And Tobago, Skyscanner, Monterrey, Southern California, All, San Francisco California, Buffalo New York

Solo Female Travel in Colombia — Is It Safe?

Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Colombia? I wanted to find out for myself. One of the main reasons why I traveled to Colombia alone was to report for you, dear readers, on what it was like to experience the country as a solo female traveler. I visited Colombia for just under three weeks and explored Cartagena, Medellín, Guatapé, El Peñol, Salento, the Valle de Cocora, Bogotá, and Zipaquirá. In a single trip I hit up most of the major tourist destinations in the country. Tell your fami...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Featured, Sofia Vergara, Mexico, Berlin, Israel, US, Blog, Karen, Colombia, Thailand, South Africa, Italy, Argentina, Cambodia

Venezuela’s Oil Shipments Drop 40 Percent After U.S. Sanctions

Venezuela's oil industry took a major hit after the U.S. slapped energy sanctions on the country's exports last month, causing them to plummet 40 percent.Exports are down to 920,000 barrels per day of crude and fuel, a significant drop from between 1.47 million and 1.66 million barrels per day Venezuela exported in the three months before the Trump administration's January 28 sanctions, according to a Reuters analysis and data from the country's state-owned oil company, PDVSA.Abo...
Tags: Asia, News, Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, India, Venezuela, State Department, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Reuters, Mike Pence, State, Bogota Colombia, Maduro, PDVSA

Holy Spirit moves in an unlikely place

Colombia (MNN) -- Colombian prisons aren’t the first place you’d look for God’s Holy Spirit, but He’s moving there nonetheless. Hans Daza Bolaños leads the work of Crossroads Prison Ministries in Colombia. Through an interpreter, he says many prisoners are encountering Christ’s love and truth through their work. "Students, the prisoners, have been overjoyed and have said to me, ‘We have never had anyone pray for us by name like this. We have never had anyone write to us personalized lett...
Tags: Colombia, Christ, Bogota Colombia, Sandra, Antonio, Facebook Many, Facebook Just, Bolanos, Antonio Prieto Surmay, Hans Daza Bolaños

Pence will meet with Venezuelan opposition leader in Colombia after violent weekend

US Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Venezuela's self-declared interim president and opposition leader, Juan Guaido in Bogota, Colombia Monday, following a weekend of violent clashes along Venezuela's borders with Colombia and Brazil.
Tags: US, Cnn, Colombia, Venezuela, Mike Pence, Bogota Colombia, Juan Guaido

Mike Pence: ‘It’s Time’ for World Leaders to Confront Maduro

Vice President Mike Pence on Monday called on world leaders to levy sanctions against the government of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro."To leaders around the world: It's time. There can be no bystanders in Venezuela's struggle for freedom," Pence said in Bogota, Colombia at a meeting of the Lima Group, a group of mostly Latin American leaders. “The day is coming soon when Venezuela’s long nightmare will end and Venezuela will once more be free.”"Nicolas Maduro is a usurper with no le...
Tags: News, Mexico, United States, Venezuela, Uruguay, Nicolás Maduro, Caribbean, Trump, Mike Pence, Bogota Colombia, Pence, Maduro, PDVSA, Lima Group, Juan Guaido, Guaido