Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections
Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space because of the delta variant, which is “spreading with incredible efficiency.” Coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have seen residents get vaccinated at higher rates than the nation as a whole. Officials cited Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, and Nevada as examples.news.yahoo.com
Legalization bids boost outlook for US cannabis industry
Uncle Sam gave marijuana lovers more reason to celebrate this week as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it easier for cannabis companies to do business in states where sales are legal.
Author, Jason Wilson Recaptures the History of Reggae in Toronto Canada
Jason Wilson, an academic and musician, recaptures Canadas Golden Age of Reggae in his book, King Alphas Song in A Strange Land: The Roots and Routes of Canadian Reggae. Born in Ontario to Scottish parents, Wilson cut his teeth on the Toronto reggae scene in the early 1980s, working with Mittoo and acts like Messenjah. Its occasionally semi-autobiographical, as I was part of the scene at the very tail-end of the so-called Golden Age of Canadian Reggae. The 50 year-old author paints a vivid picture of Toronto, especially in the 1970s when Jamaicans migrated there in droves. Trumpeter Jo Jo Bennett, Mittoo, Sibbles, saxophonist and Karl Cannonball Bryan, Trinidadian guitarist Lynn Taitt, and singers Willi Williams and Glen Ricks, lived or continue to live there.sflcn.com