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Mississippi governor declares state of emergency due to water shortage

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency on Monday due to the state capitol’s water shortage. Reeves said the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is also working to prepare an emergency order due to little or no water pressure in the city of Jackson.

The state of emergency declaration comes after Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba declared a water system emergency due to complications from the Pearl River flooding. The mayor said the flooding led to water pressure issues at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Facility, causing little to no water pressure for many Jackson customers. Until the issue at the treatment facility has been fixed, there is no reliable, running water in the city, affecting more than 100,000 people.

State Health Officer Dr. Daniel Edney said neighbors should boil their water for one minute before consuming it. The state has also created a mobile incident command center, which will be in operation on Tuesday to help with repairs and improvements at the water treatment plant. Reeves said the city of Jackson will be responsible for half of the cost of the emergency repairs that will be made at the facility.

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Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who helped end the Cold War, has died at age 91

According to the Gorbachev Foundation, Mikhail Gorbachev — the final leader of the Soviet Union who helped end the Cold War and lead his country from communism to capitalism — died Tuesday at 91. The Interfax news agency said in a statement from the Central Clinical Hospital that “Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev died this evening after a serious and long illness.”  Gorbachev will be buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow next to his wife, Raisa Gorbachev, according to the agency.

Gorbachev grew up a committed communist during World War II. After graduating from Moscow State University with a law degree in 1955, he rose through the ranks of the Communist Party and ascended to the party’s top position of General Secretary in March 1985. Gorbachev inacted changes like “perestroika” and “glasnost”– reforms that sought to restructure the Soviet Union’s lagging economy and make its government more transparent.

In 1989, Gorbachev did not send in Soviet tanks to crush the uprisings when pro-democracy rallies began in Poland and swept across the Soviet bloc. The following year, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping end the Cold War. The Soviet Union quickly began to disintegrate as the captive Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia pulled away and other nations that had been under Moscow rule, including Ukraine, sought independence. Months after an attempted coup, Gorbachev resigned on Dec. 25, 1991; the Soviet Union was dissolved a day later.

Russian state news agency TASS reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed “deep condolences” over Gorbachev’s death.  Officials including Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres and European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised Gorbachev’s leadership Tuesday, saying he changed the course of history and paved the way for a free Europe.

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Buffalo Bills place cornerback Tre’Davious White on reserve/PUP list

Nine months after tearing his ACL, the Buffalo Bills have placed star cornerback on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, guaranteeing he’ll miss at least the first four games of the 2022 season. White hasn’t played since suffering his season-ending knee injury last Thanksgiving.

White has been one of the NFL’s top players at his position. The two-time Pro Bowler and 2019 All-Pro led the league with six interceptions in 2019 and has logged at least 10 pass deflections three different times.

The 27-year-old spent all summer in rehab, working with strength and conditioning staff behind the scenes, and now won’t be eligible to begin practicing with the team until after Week 4. Players who open the regular season on PUP have 21 days to be activated to the 53-man roster once designated to return.

In White’s absence, the Bills are expected to utilize veteran Taron Johnson, second-year starter Dane Jackson and rookie first-rounder Kaiir Elam at corner.

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Buffalo Sabres sign Tage Thompson to 7-year extension worth $50M

The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Tage Thompson to a seven-year extension worth $50 million on Tuesday, beginning in 2023-24. The 24-year-old Thompson has one year remaining on his current deal with a cap hit of $1.4 million, and would have become a restricted free agent once the contract expired.

Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said:  “Tage Thompson embodies the pride we expect from every player who wears the Buffalo Sabres sweater. His success last season is a testament to his unrelenting dedication to his craft and commitment to bettering the team both on and off the ice, which we believe will help us reach even greater heights moving forward.”

Selected by St. Louis in the first round of the 2016 draft, Buffalo acquired Thompson in 2018 as part of the package that sent Ryan O’Reilly to the Blues. Thompson ranks third among Sabres forwards with 66 hits in 2021-22, and broke through this past campaign with 38 goals in 78 contests.  In total, Thompson has 56 goals and 47 assists in 223 career NHL games.

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Mickey Guyton shares her new song ‘Somethin’ Bout You’

Mickey Guyton is sharing her first new song since the release of her 2021 debut album Remember Her Name last September. The song, “Somethin’ Bout You,” was co-written by Guyton, David Garcia, and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard. (Garcia and Hubbard co-produced the track too.)

Guyton wrote on social media: “This summer I took the time to unplug, focus on new music, and to really enjoy what life is all about. What I found was so much love. I had such an amazing time writing this with Tyler Hubbard and David Garcia. This song just has a fun vibe and is about being enamored with everything about your partner. I just LOVE love and hope that when you listen to it, it reminds you of the special someone.”

Take a listen to Somethin’ Bout You  –here.

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Kip Moore and Morgan Wade team up in the new video for “If I Was Your Lover”

Kip Moore has released his new video for “If I Was Your Lover,” with fellow country artist Morgan Wade as his co-star. Moore and Wade shot the video with Moore’s frequent collaborator, PJ Brown.

Moore co-wrote the song with Matt Bubel three months into lockdown, while talking about the pandemic and their fears over what would happen to the music industry. Says Moore: “He [Bubel] came over with just that opening track, and it felt so eerie, and there was so much angst and tension to me in that track. All he had was the keyboard and the drum track. I just asked if I could live with it. When I first heard it, the whole melody fell out of my mouth.”

Take a look at the video for If I Was Your Lover – here.

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Megan Thee Stallion joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe with role on Disney+ series ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

Megan Thee Stallion is officially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Megan has been cast in ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,’ Marvel’s latest Disney+ TV series. The superhero legal drama follows Jennifer Walters (played by Tatiana Maslany), an attorney specializing in superhuman-oriented cases who must navigate her personal and professional life as she becomes She-Hulk.

She-Hulk premiered on Disney+ in mid-August 2022, releasing episodes weekly each Thursday. The first season of the show will conclude on October 13.  Actor Josh Segarra, who plays attorney Augustus “Pug” Pugliese on the show, hinted at Megan’s upcoming storyline: “A gentleman is being catfished by somebody that lives in another universe, let’s say. Another world. So he thinks he’s dating one person, and he’s not, so we need to help him figure that out.”

She-Hulk is one of many TV and film projects for Megan, who was cast earlier this year in the comedy musical F*cking Identical Twin. The rapper also made a cameo in early August as her alter ego Tina Snow in the second season of Starz’s P-Valley.

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Actress Charlbi Dean, star of ‘Triangle of Sadness’ and ‘Black Lightning’, dies at age 32

Charlbi Dean, a South African actor known for her roles in Triangle of Sadness and Black Lightning, has died at age 32.  According to Deadline and Variety, Dean died in a New York City hospital on Monday following an unspecified illness.

Dean, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, was discovered as a model at just six years old. She appeared on the cover of a number of well-known magazines, including the South African versions of GQ and Elle.  Dean made her acting debut in the 2010 South African film Spud; she also had roles in Death Race 3: Inferno, Blood in the Water and An Interview with God, and in 2013 filmed a sequel to Spud titled Spud 2: The Madness Continues. 

Dean had a recurring role in the superhero television series Black Lightning on The CW, portraying orphan-turned-assassin Syonide in nine episodes of the show over its first two seasons. Her most notable role to date was in the 2022 film Triangle of Sadness, marking her first appearance in a major Hollywood film.  The film, also starring Dolly de Leon and Woody Harrelson, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this past May, where it received critical acclaim and an eight-minute standing ovation. It went on to win the festival’s highest prize, the Palme d’Or — considered one of the most prestigious honors in the film industry.  The film will debut in theaters on Oct. 8.

At the time of her death, Dean was engaged to male model Luke Volker.

Charlbi Dean Dies Of Sudden Illness: Star Of Palme d’Or Winner ‘Triangle Of Sadness’ Was 32

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Hatebreed adds 9 more dates to their ’20 Years of Perseverance Tour’

Hatebreed has extended its 20 Years of Perseverance Tour, which celebrates of the 20th anniversary of the band’s ‘Perseverance’ album. Bodysnatcher and Dying Wish will open all dates with Gatecreeper supporting from October 25th through November 15th; and Bleeding Through between November 17th and November 20th.

The Grammy-nominated band added nine additional shows, kicking-off October 25th in Elmira, New York and running through November 20th in San Diego. Other stops includes Hartford, CT; Harrisburg, PA; San Antonio, Las Vegas, and Colorado Springs.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

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Yes celebrating the 50th anniversary of ‘Close to the Edge’ with U.S. tour

Progressive rock band Yes announced dates for the U.S. leg of their The Album Series Tour 2022, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their 1972 iconic album, ‘Close To The Edge.’

The trek will kick off with two shows in Glenside, PA at the Keswick Theatre on Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th and wrap in New York at the NYCB Theatre on November 19th. Tickets will begin to go on sale on Friday, September 2nd via Ticketmaster.  For details head HERE.

The US tour is dedicated to the late Alan White, the band’s legendary drummer, following his passing this past May. A special tribute concert — “Alan White – Celebrating His Life and Music” — will be held October 2nd at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.

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