Omaha Summer Arts Festival goes virtual Omaha

Omaha Summer Arts Festival goes virtual

The Omaha Summer Arts Festival will be virtually conducted for the first time in its history of 46 years. The festival fans can celebrate the arts from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 6 at the time of Virtual OSAF. Cameron Logsdon, local comedian and writer, will be the host for the festival. OSAF will be streaming live on the OSAF channel, OSAF Facebook page as well as Omaha’s public access television station, KPAO- Cox channel 22 and channel 89 Century Link.

Gift cards worth $2500 will also be awarded during the fest, as informed by the event organizers.

Schedule of the day:

Hector Anchondo – 10:15 am

Topher Booth – 11:00 am

Joshua Sinclair – 11:45 am

Little Joe McCarthy – 12:30 pm

Nat King Cole Centennial Celebration, Robert Glaser Production featuring Jordan Smith – 1:15 pm

Andrew Bailie – 2:00 pm

Omaha Street Percussion – 2:45 pm

Omaha Street Percussion – 3:30 pm
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A metro clinic in West Omaha begins testing for Antibodies

Doctors at 88Med in West Omaha are ready to serve the community in need during the pandemic. They want to get further research and say that antibody tests will determine if one has come in contact with COVID-19. The entire process of testing requires 10-15 minutes; healthcare professionals take a small amount of blood in a vile to be tested, and one can get results in 2-3 working days. The authorities say that there is so less information on this virus that these tests could help the researchers in the long run.

The Med Medical Director, Dr Darin Jackson, said that these tests could provide better data with accurate numbers which might help the epidemiologist sand can help make well-informed and better decisions for public safety. The Doctors are ready to work even at weekends as long as the community is in need.

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Omaha hospital may get overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases

The local and state official said on Friday that they are keeping a close eye on the healthcare centers and other medical centers as they worry it may become overwhelmed and workers may get fatigued.

Leaders at Nebraska medicine said that they are dealing with around 70 patients every day on an average.

But as the number of severe cases is increasing, they face some problems showing how delicate the system is.

"It's, you know, critically important to understand that the system is relatively fragile and can still be overwhelmed," said Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Division of Infectious Diseases and medical director of infection control and epidemiology.

According to these leaders, the number of patients who require extra and intensive care is increasing day by day.

Douglas County Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour said the hospitals' high capacity is not directly related to COVID-19 only.

She said that they are looking at the factors which are making up the full percentage.

"We've been dealing with the COVID pandemic for several months in our area and, quite frankly, the folks who are caring for these people in the critical care setting with the most ill patients, are fatigued and we are stressed," he said.

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Omaha recalls a real hero Kerrie Orozco

This morning Omaha recalls a fallen hero- Kerrie Orozco

Omaha Police tweeted out this image of Officer Kerrie Orozco, which shows her accepting an honour for her work with Special Olympics Nebraska. Omaha police had tweeted out a picture of Orozco that depicted her receiving a laurel for her work with the Special Olympics Nebraska.

On this day, Douglas County Dispatch will pay respect to official Orozco by playing her final call. People recollect Orozco's work on the police force and with kids in the network.

There are numerous tributes around the zone including plaques, a bridge, honour horses, and a baseball field at Miller Park dedicated last June. Orozco's five-year-old girl, Olivia, tossed out the absolute first pitch at that field.

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Horse-drawn carriage rides resume in Omaha's old market

Due to lockdown in many parts of the world, a city in Omaha has reopened it's horse-drawn carriage rides in the old market. According to the owner of Magical Journeys Carriage Service, Mark Donovan of age 61 said it was the right time to reopen it and the horses looked very happy to see them after a long time. Donovan tested the Waters on Friday and Sunday as Saturday was rained out by making rounds of two carriages. The owner, the horses, as well as employees, looks very happy to see him as it gave back a little normalcy. Due to coronavirus, some precautions were taken as the drivers wore masks and disposable gloves and the carriages were sanitized between every ride. Donovan told all the riders wore masks but the customers don't wear anything. Till now half of the restaurants were opened and he operates only two till now. The rides are started at 6 pm on weeknights and 2 pm on weekends and shifts were rotated the keep the eight horses fresh. He was curious to see how his horse reacts after a long time. Now all things are normal.

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Omaha experiences advancement in Residential Construction permits

According to the new economic information discharged by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the permitted activity for Commercial construction in the Omaha region multiplied twice the first quarter of the current year contrasted with a similar time a year ago.

The estimation of grants issued for non-private construction and rebuild extends through March added up to about $430 million, in comparison with $212 million the initial three months of 2019.

The estimation of license movement for March alone, when contrasted with March of 2019, far dominated a year ago by 120%.

Also, the residential construction of single-family home data shows that the number of licenses given for new houses rose advanced 40% in the Omaha territory the first quarter of this current year in contrast to a similar period the previous year.

Current year March homebuilding licenses alone demonstrated improvement by 75% compared to the previous year. This improvement was undoubtedly due to the coronavirus grasp on the area.

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A cutting report in West Omaha leaves two men severely injured

Authorities state there was a cutting report at the Legacy Common Apartment complex in West Omaha. This incident left two men seriously injured who were sent to the hospital.

One man was seen thumping on windows at various organizations close by, police say, to find support.

The other man, officials state, stood outside the loft when they showed up, with a severe cut on his throat.

Police say they discovered one lady in the apartment and brought her in for interrogation.

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On the coins, a woman is depicted as a symbol of the struggle in Ukraine, as a symbol of the struggle in Ukraine, a defense against Russian occupiers. In this way, the United States increased the support of Ukrainian defenders and the efforts of Ukrainians to defend their independence and sovereignty.

On one of the coins, a woman is engraved, behind which a Ukrainian ensign develops, and on the other, she is encased in a black-yellow color. The women's hair is embellished with flowers and dormouse, like they are trimmed in their hands. For the creation of coins, they took the sketches of the artist and medalist Adolf Oleksandr Weinman “Freedom, what to go”.

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It's unfortunate how we become political every electioneering year

Shouting who we are supporting

Who supported you for the last five years?

God, your love Kenya

Who paid Your rent, school fees for your kids,facilities food on your table just to name a few

God, your love Kenya

Cutting across tribal lines... This is mediocrity Bana,

We need to think inner ward lyrics and outside the box,

It's no longer about where the president, comes from, my tribe how did it benefit you?

You probably buying cooking Oil the same price as everyone else is...

This frustrating country my Kenya

God, Your love Kenya

Everything is above the sky

skyrocketing prices on every basic commodity

Kutoka kwa mafuta hadi Unga

God, your love Kenya

I walk into a Supermarket I no longer buy any commodity for quality but for quantity and price consideration is my first priority.

God, your love Kenya

But till when will this go On....


I will not be put in the same shifty hole after 8th August 2022

God, Your love Kenya

We can't tell but then again we are left with ONE, To gather our thoughts and, for once make a sober and informed decisions in terms of who you vote in various seats....

God, Your love Kenya

Fail to which the suffering continues and we pass it to the next generation what a shame?

I wonder what our forefathers are thinking at this certain moments

God, Your love Kenya

It's like we probably sold our country but for WHAT?, You would ask yourself... Is it worth

We have spearheaded development in East and Central Africa we are so Much head compared with other neighboring countries...

But at what expense?


I really wonder...

God, Your love Kenya

We live at a time where the money you earn is not enough to cater most people livelihoods

Living in a deficit chasing money more than yourself....

God, your love Kenya

CATCH it if you may, Your life depends on it

Save yourself from the life your have created around yourself

Staying true to your course, your true happiness, love and harmony essentials for our soul

God, your love Kenya

My Country Kenya as we Go to Elections

I love you

May you be Peaceful

I pray and believe


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В Казани росгвардейцы выполнили задачи по обеспечению безопасности во время празднования Дня России

Военнослужащие казанского специального моторизованного полка Приволжского округа Росгвардии, бойцы ОМОН «Ак Барс» и сотрудники вневедомственной охраны Росгвардии по Республике Татарстан выполнили задачи по обеспечению безопасности жителей и гостей республики во время праздничных мероприятий, посвященных Дню России.

Традиционно, наиболее массовым местом проведения праздничных мероприятий для жителей и гостей столицы республики стала площадка возле центра семьи «Казан», где побывало около 35 тысяч человек. Помимо концерта с участием творческих коллективов и артистов эстрады там было организовано множество развлекательных зон. Завершилось мероприятие красочным салютом над акваторией реки Казанки.

Задачи по охране общественного порядка и обеспечению безопасности во время праздничных мероприятий выполнили военнослужащие казанского специального моторизованного полка Приволжского округа ВНГ России, сотрудники вневедомственной охраны и бойцы ОМОН «Ак Барс» Управления Росгвардии по Республике Татарстан во взаимодействии с сотрудниками МВД по РТ и работниками частных охранных организаций.

Благодаря совместной работе Росгвардии и МВД, при участии работников ЧОО, грубых нарушений общественного порядка и безопасности не допущено.

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Meet the 78 years old High school graduate Ted Sams...

It was a joyfull moment for Ted Sams (78) and his family when he finally walked on stage to receive his high school diploma sixty years after he missed his 1962 graduation because of some teenage mischief and $4.80 (E3.40) overdue library fine he owed at his former school.

During his high school days, Ted and a friend were in a photography class when they were caught by the vice principal for photographing people without their consent and Ted was later suspended, leading to him missing the final exam and graduation. While he tried keeping up with his studies by attending summer school, Ted then found that he couldn't get his diploma because of the overdue library fine book.

“So I just walked away from it and said, 'Forget it',” he says.

In 2022, after much persuasion from his family Ted joined San Gabriel California High school in Los Angeles and got his high school diploma

Sams says he never expected to be back in high school 60 years later after he dropped out. He recounted how he would repeatedly complain to his children how a meagre $4.80 kept him from having a degree.

His daughter Sherry then suprised him by asking San Gabriel High in Los Angeles for a reprint of his diploma so he can attend graduation.

Luckily for him, the school hasn't thrown away the diploma and It was kept in a box, in senior archives.

In 27 May, Ted received an invitation from the school to be part of the graduation ceremony. The ceremony was attended by his wife and five children.

Even though it has been a long hard road, Ted says attaining his diploma has been a great achievement for him and the graduation was one of the highlights of his life.

“Actually, when he walked and got his diploma, every person on that stage hugged him and then the whole class applauded for him,” Sherry says.

Although the $4.80 fine hasn't been paid, Ted is now a graduate of San Gabriel High School's class of 2022.

Source: News24

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