Antarctic Headlines 03/09/2020

The war against Covid-19
Dhaka Tribune, 2020-03-09
We have seen it in the movies. We are now seeing it play out in real life. The world is at war against a virus. The Covid-19 outbreak now stretches across every continent barring Antarctica. Disease pandemics falls in the realm of non-traditional security challenges. Pandemics can pose a grave threat to international peace and security.

Why CNN is calling the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic
KVIA, 2020-03-09
This virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. In several countries, the number of cases continues to climb. Some of those countries “have had sustained community transmission of a substantial sort,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University professor and longtime adviser to the US Centers for Disease …

Argentina’s first century in Antarctica.
Uruguay News, 2020-03-09
A century ago, January 2, 1904, Argentina officially took over the running of the Meteorological and Magnetic Observatory established by the Scottish Antarctic Expedition in the South Orkneys.

Virus Fear Casts Shadow Over Cruise Ships Adrift at Sea
Bloomberg, 2020-03-09
Malaysia and Thailand refused to accept Carnival Corp. ’s Costa Fortuna cruise ship due to the concern passengers may be infected with the coronavirus, highlighting a risk for more than 220 cruise ships sailing around every continent including Antarctica.

Coronavirus shaking up America’s defense industry
Defense News, 2020-03-09
And this definitely is added to that,” Fanning said. The new coronavirus is now spreading on every continent except Antarctica and hurting consumer spending, industrial production, and travel. As COVID-19 spreads around the world, many investors feel helpless in trying to estimate how much it will hurt the economy and corporate profits …

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Could Draw Inspiration From Classic Lovecraft Story
Comicbook.com, 2020-03-09
In the story, an expedition to Antarctica runs into an ancient alien lifeform. Like The Thing, the story features most of its cast slaughtered at one point or another with just geologist William Dyer surviving to tell the tale. If we’re looking to try tying the story into Doctor Strange somehow, one could make a comparison Doctor Strange …

As US coronavirus cases top 500, Italy initiates mass quarantine
World Socialist Web Site, 2020-03-09
By the end of the first week in March, over 100 countries and territories now have confirmed cases, affecting every continent with the exception of Antarctica. While China reported only 1,400 new infections in the first week of March, stating they are seeing more incidents being imported, South Korea, Italy and Iran have continued to report new …

The coronavirus outbreak sure looks like a pandemic, except to the World Health Organization
Los Angeles Times, 2020-03-09
Many experts say that threshold has long been met: The virus that was first identified in China is now spreading freely in four regions, it has reached every continent but Antarctica, and its advance seems unavoidable. The disease has managed to gain a foothold and multiply quickly even in countries with relatively strong public health systems.

S&P 500 Index Drops 7%, Triggers 15-Minute Trading Halt
Spectrum News NY1, 2020-03-09
That sparked more fears, as quarantines would snarl supply chains for companies even more than they already have. The new coronavirus is now spreading on every continent except Antarctica and hurting consumer spending, industrial production, and travel. Many analysts and professional investors say they expect big swings to continue to dominate …

Star Wars: Former Doctor Strange Director Wants to Make R-Rated Hoth Movie
Comicbook.com, 2020-03-09
For those out there who don’t dabble in the Lovecraftian arts, At the Mountains of Madness is a novella told from the vantage point of Dr. William Dyer, an explorer who tells a tale of his expedition to Antarctica in hopes other don’t meet the same fate as the members of his expedition. It should also be noted there’s never been an R-rated Star …

Dow drops 1,500 points as oil price plunge shocks markets amid fears of coronavirus
The Denver Post, 2020-03-09
The new coronavirus is now spreading on every continent except Antarctica and hurting consumer spending, industrial production, and travel. The S&P 500 has lost 17% since setting a record last month. If it hits a 20% drop, it would mean the death of what …

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, March 9-16
Los Angeles Daily News, 2020-03-09
Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here is a sampling of upcoming meetings.

As U.S. Coronavirus Cases Pass 500, California Cruise Ship Prepares to Dock for Tests, Quarantines
U.S. News & World Report, 2020-03-09
As U.S. Coronavirus Cases Pass 500, California Cruise Ship Prepares to Dock for Tests, Quarantines By Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporters MONDAY, March 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the number of U.

Dow loses 1,200 points, bond yields tumble as oil crashes
Mercury News, 2020-03-09
Stocks fell sharply Monday on Wall Street on a combination of coronavirus fears and plunging oil prices, triggering a brief, automatic halt in trading to let investors catch their breath. The price of oil sank nearly 20% after Russia refused to roll back production in response to falling prices and Saudi Arabia signaled that it will ramp up its output.

Coronavirus fears shock markets, drive oil prices down
العربية.نت, 2020-09-03
That sparked more fears, as quarantines would snarl supply chains for companies even more than they already have. The new coronavirus is now spreading on every continent except Antarctica and hurting consumer spending, industrial production, and travel. The S&P 500 has lost 17 percent since setting a record last month. If it hits a 20 percent …

Maldives Reports First Coronavirus Cases at Luxury Resort
rustourismnews.com, 2020-03-09
which includes the capital of Milan, as well as 6 million individuals in other provinces, including Venice, Parma and Modena. The spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 is slowing down in mainland China, while it is picking up elsewhere. It has reached every continent except Antarctica.

UPDATE: S&P 500 index drops 7%, triggering a 15-minute trading halt
Johnson City Press, 2020-03-09
That sparked more fears, as quarantines would snarl supply chains for companies even more than they already have. The new coronavirus is now spreading on every continent except Antarctica and hurting consumer spending, industrial production, and travel. The S&P 500 has lost 17% since setting a record last month. If it hits a 20% drop …

Cheviot Value Management LLC Sells 990 Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD)
theenterpriseleader.com, 2020-03-09
The company offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol. Featured Article: Roth IRA Receive …

Dow drops 1,500 points as oil price plunge shocks markets
Mercury News, 2020-03-09
Fear gripped financial markets around the world Monday as stock prices and bond yields plunge on worries about the effects of a new coronavirus. The most violent drops came from the oil markets, where prices cratered more than 20%.