“Slow Men”, a lesson in breaks

In the theological tradition, laziness (long qualified as acedia) is a capital sin which is characterized by softness but also by slowness. For Guillaume Peyraud, Dominican of the XIIIe century, acedia leads to the waste of one of the most precious goods that God has granted to man: time. To be slow and idle is […]

Shabaka and The Ancestors, the warrior soul

From They Who Must Die (“Those who must die”), first song of the album, the music is booming and yet it’s bright. In a canter of bass, percussion and incantations, Shabaka Hutchings’ saxophone embroidered the pulsating patterns of which he has the secret, echoing images of “African time” evoked by the powerful voice of Siyabonga […]

RPT-Like mass pilgrimage to the Malaysian mosque has become a coronavirus hotspot

(Repeats without modification) * Four-day Muslim meeting attended by 16,000 people * Hundreds of coronavirus cases among participants * Malaysia closes its borders to contain the outbreak * Cases of the mosque event spread across South Asia By A. Ananthalakshmi and Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 (Reuters) – The faithful slept in full tents […]

Prominent figures join the coronavirus case list as fears destroy the markets

SINGAPORE / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australia’s home affairs minister and a Chelsea footballer are among the newest cases of coronavirus that has infected nearly 135,000 people and killed over 4,900 worldwide. FILE PHOTOS: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, campaigns […]

Politicians increase support as coronavirus destroys markets

SINGAPORE / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governments and central banks have put in place additional emergency measures to address the economic impacts of the coronavirus on Friday, as Asian markets suffered their worst weekly shutdowns since the 2008 financial crisis. FILE PHOTO: people wear protective masks following a coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in Panama City, Panama, March […]

The first Vatican coronavirus patient attended the big conference last week

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican said Friday that a patient in his health services has tested positive for coronavirus, the first in the small walled city-state surrounded by Rome. General view of St. Peter’s Square after the Vatican reported its first coronavirus case in the Vatican on March 6, 2020. REUTERS / Remo Casilli […]

Welch: “I owe a lot to Salem” news

[Editor’s note: This story, in which Salem’s Jack Welch talks about his love of his hometown and giving back to local organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, first appeared in the Fall 2019 edition of Salem Magazine. Welch died on Sunday. He was 84.] When Jack Welch was a kid […]