COVID-19

Drake Tests Positive For COVID-19, Postpones Young Money Reunion Show

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Amy Sussman / Getty Sorry fans, you’re going to have to wait to see the Young Money Reunion Show. The highly-anticipated show has been postponed after Drake tested positive for COVID-19. Drake announced the disappointing news via his Instagram Stories Monday morning (Aug.1). The Canadian Hip-Hop star revealed he is “devastated” about the positive diagnosis and the postponement of the Young Money Reunion Show originally set to go down tonight. “I am truly devastated to say that I tested positive for Covid and the Young Money Reunion Show scheduled for tonight is being rescheduled to the SOONEST date possible,” the “Sticky” rapper wrote. “I will keep the city posted and share the new date whenever we have it locked. Until then I hope everyone stays safe and...

Peach PRC Contracts COVID-19, Misses Australia Tour Dates

Peach PRC, Australian pop artist and TikTok star, has had to pull out of several homecoming tour dates after testing positive for COVID-19. The “God is a Freak” singer (real name Shaylee Jade Curnow) has been supporting Yungblud on his Australasian tour, performing last Wednesday (July 20) in Auckland, Saturday in Brisbane (July 23), then Adelaide on Sunday (July 24). Her run stopped there. Peach PRC contracted the novel coronavirus, forcing her to miss shows at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, Melbourne’s John Cain Arena and Perth’s Astor Theatre. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news @peachprc im so so sorry and so heartbroken 😔 ♬ original sound – Peach PRC “I have COVID so that’s why I couldn’t do it [the Sydney date] and I’ve been just ba...

How a Career in Cybersecurity Can Secure Your Future

Nash Lewis. According to a salary and hiring report by the professional recruitment group, Michael Page, cybersecurity is one of the top in-demand technology jobs in South Africa. Cybersecurity is an issue of critical importance and companies are prioritising hiring talent with the expertise of putting safeguarding measures in place. In response to this, the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority has developed new occupational qualifications to address the growing need for formal qualifications related to cybersecurity in South Africa. Interest in cybersecurity understandably follows increased demand for advanced technology by customers, especially within the fintech sector. With more customers conducting online transactions, the risk for potential cyber-attacks has rapidly increa...

Study Finds Black & Latino People Are Still Masking Up, White Folks Not So Much

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Anchiy / Getty Though many people have resumed pre-covid activities and customs the pandemic is still very much going, and Black and Latino people are apparently living as such. According to an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while White people have discarded the use of masks in their everyday lives and grinds, Black and Latino people tend to remain masked up as we continue to have higher rates of infections and hospitalizations in the population. In polls conducted it was found that the Black and Latino communities practice safety when going out in public while white folks are living like it’s every man for himself out in these streets. In the surveys, the gap is sharpest between Black and white respondents: an AP-NORC Center for Public Affa...

Study Finds Black & Latino People Are Still Masking Up, White Folks Not So Much

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Anchiy / Getty Though many people have resumed pre-covid activities and customs the pandemic is still very much going, and Black and Latino people are apparently living as such. According to an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while White people have discarded the use of masks in their everyday lives and grinds, Black and Latino people tend to remain masked up as we continue to have higher rates of infections and hospitalizations in the population. In polls conducted it was found that the Black and Latino communities practice safety when going out in public while white folks are living like it’s every man for himself out in these streets. In the surveys, the gap is sharpest between Black and white respondents: an AP-NORC Center for Public Affa...

Rolling Stones Postpone Second Show Following Mick Jagger’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

The Rolling Stones will scrap another European tour date as frontman Mick Jagger recovers from COVID-19 symptoms. The Stones will postpone their scheduled concert this Friday night (June 17) at Wankdorf Stadium in the Swiss capital Bern, a statement reads. The legendary rock band is “deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority,” continues the message, issued Tuesday (June 14). Jagger and Co. are expected to be fit for a return to the stage next Tuesday (June 21) when the Stones stop by San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, and the Switzerland date will be rescheduled at a later time. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news pic.twitter.com/QAkS1mXjdy — The Rolling Stones...

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Push Back North American Tour Dates to Fall

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band have postponed the remainder of their summer tour after two members of the band, Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather, tested positive for COVID-19. Those dates will be rescheduled for September as part of the All-Star Band’s fall North American leg. The impacted shows include stops in Easton, PA; Providence, RI; Baltimore, MD.; Lenox, MA; Pittsburgh, PA.; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; Atlanta, GA; St. Augustine, FL; Hollywood, FL; and Clearwater, FL. “We are so sorry to let the fans down,” Starr said in a statement. “It’s been wonderful to be back out on the road and we have been having such a great time playing for you all. But as we all know, Covid is still here and despite being careful these things happen. I want to thank the fans for their patience, I ...

The Great Phishing Fail

Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa. In 2021, phishing attacks increased by 7.3% according to the ESET Threat Report, and the Cisco 2021 Cybersecurity threat trends report revealed that around 86% of organisations had at least one person click a phishing link. This echoes the findings of recent KnowBe4 Security Awareness Research that found people keep clicking – on fake emails from HR, the business and IT. As Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa, points out, the majority of top email categories that people fall for are those that fit in to everyday life – invoices, purchase orders, shared files, and COVID-19 related topics. “As our quarterly report on the top-clicked phishing tests shows, the emails that catch people are t...

When It Comes to Live Shows, the COVID Battle Is Far From Over

“Everyone’s experience of this thing is unique to them, even if the crushing weight of capitalism is royally fucking all of us,” PUP’s Steve Sladkowski says, of the pressures to get out on the road amidst the unknowns of today’s COVID world. Touring in the thick of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen hurdle after hurdle. While artists are slowly getting back to packing their vans and hitting the road, the threat of contracting COVID is still an added weight on the minds of musicians planning tours and shows of all sizes. Laura Jane Grace just wrapped a month-long road show with Anthony Green (Circa Survive) and Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life). Chatting in April, just before she was set to head out on the road, she laid out some of the hard realities of touring: “Going into it f...

Doobie Brothers Reschedule Several Concerts Due to COVID-19

The Doobie Brothers announced a series of rescheduled concert dates this weekend after members of their touring party tested positive for COVID-19. June shows in Indiana, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina were moved to July. The new dates were posted on Saturday (June 4). “We want to apologize to our fans,” the band said in a statement shared on social media. “Several members of the Doobies touring party came down with Covid and we had no choice but to reschedule the below dates. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.” Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The concerts are part of the Doobie Brothers’ North American tour celebrating their 50th anniversary. The trek features band members Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee reunite...

COVID-19 Deaths in Africa Fall by Nearly 94% in 2022 says WHO

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Dave Navarro Shares Experience with Long COVID: “The Fatigue and Isolation Is Pretty Awful”

Dave Navarro revealed in a since-deleted Instagram post that he’s been “sick since December” due to the longterm effects of COVID-19. “So yeah, I’m one of the ones who came down with the ‘long haul covid,’” Navarro said (via Ultimate Classic Rock).. “Been sick since December and supposedly will be back to my old self in… nobody knows how long.” Long COVID refers to symptoms felt long after the initial contraction of COVID-19, including fatigue, cough and difficulty breathing, and brain fog. In his post, Navarro offered words of support for those experiencing the illness. “If there are any of you who are still suffering long after your negative results, I’m just saying you aren’t alone,” he said. “The fatigue and isolation is pretty awful but try to spend your time with the ones you love an...