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Kaelen Felix illustrates Twin Towers for 360 Magazine

Remembering 9/11

By Elle Grant

For any American, 9/11 marks an essential day of reflection and remembrance. September 11, 2020 marks the nineteenth anniversary of the historic terrorist attacks that rocked New York City, shocking the United States and the world.

19 years ago, four passenger jets were hijacked by the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda in an effort to strike at American symbols. One was flown into the Pentagon Military Headquarters in Washington D.C. Another two, most remembered of the four, were flown into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City as Manhattan looked on in horror. A fourth, upon hearing news of the other hijackings, realized their plane was also under attack and chose to fight back, resulting in their plane plunging into a Pennsylvania field. In sum, roughly 3,000 lives were loss, with 2,700 of them being in New York City. The toll of lives and on the psyche of Americans was hitherto unimaginable, as was the ensuing consequences including the now infamous War on Terror.

The victims of 9/11 have been commemorated in numerous ways across the country, including at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum opened on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. The memorial is located where the Twin Towers formerly stood, now marked with design features such as man-made waterfalls, a forest of white oak trees, and the inscribed names of the victims as part of the memorial. This long-awaited memorial site has since been part of the commemorations each year, with 2020 being no exception. Visitors such as Vice President Pence and Democratic nominee for president Joseph Biden were among the attendees today.

New York is especially reflective this year as the anniversary of 9/11 comes during the COVID-19 pandemic, of which the city was an early epicenter, resulting in thousands of lives lost. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was thrust onto the national stage following the New York outbreak, said “This year it is especially important that we all appreciate and commemorate 9/11, the lives lost and the heroism displayed ‎as New Yorkers are once again called upon to face a common enemy.” In NYC, the current death count due to coronavirus is placed at 23,000. This year, at the somber moments held at the September 11 memorial in Manhattan, those paying their respects wore face masks while honoring the dead, a new feature in remembering 9/11. New York remains a fixture of American culture, with eyes turned towards them during the tragedy of 9/11, as well as the current tragedy of coronavirus.

Another way victim’s families, including those killed and affected during rescue efforts, is the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, currently authorized through 2090 and worth billions of dollars. “Our nation owes each of you a profound debt that no words or deeds will ever repay,” President Trump said during the bill signing ceremony. “But we can, and we will keep our nation’s promise to you.” Certainly, monetary efforts are no replacements for the lives loss and the impacts made, but it represents Congress’ efforts to assist those left in the wake of the tragic attacks.

Vaughn Lowery of 360 MAGAZINE drops by world trade center on 9/11 in nyc.

Vaughn Lowery of 360 MAGAZINE drops by world trade center on 9/11 in nyc.

Rita Azar illustrates artwork for Beirut in 360 MAGAZINE

Mika – I Love Beirut

  • Beirut born, British-Lebanese singer Mika will live-stream a concert across four time zones on 19 September in aid of the people of the city
  • Mika will perform an intimate show from a special location, with a number of surprises from friends, all money from ticket sales and donations going directly to aid charities helping those affected in Beirut
  • ‘I Love Beirut’ partners with GoFundMe to launch a campaign where additional donations can be made
  • Tickets will be available to purchase via Ticketmaster worldwide at 9am BST / 10am CET on Monday, 24 August

Today, Mika announces the ‘I love Beirut’ benefit concert, which will be performed on Saturday 19 September and will be live-streamed across four time zones via YouTube. Tickets cost £10 / $10 / €10 and will be available from TicketMaster alongside the GoFundMe campaign, where people can make additional donations to the cause with 100% of all proceeds being split across Red Cross Lebanon and Save the Children Lebanon. Tickets go on sale at 9am BST / 10am CET on Monday 24 August.

This intimate performance has been initiated by Lebanese born singer Mika after he was profoundly affected by the scale of devastation from the explosion in Beirut docks and its impact on the people of the city. Following on from his ‘Love Letter to Beirut’ (see note to editors below) which he wrote directly in the aftermath of the explosion. In an effort to do more he has created ‘I Love Beirut’ an event to raise funds to help those who have been affected by the devastating explosion.

Mika comments: -“After all the years of civil war, financial crisis and political upheaval, the news of the tragic explosion was unbelievable. Although far away, my heart broke for the families losing their homes, their livelihoods and their loved ones in this catastrophe. I wanted to do something to help in any small way I can. That is why I am staging a live stream concert in aid of the people of the city. Beirut has been through so much and the resilience and strength the Lebanese people is undeniable. I have no doubt that the city will recover and the unique life of this magical city will resume once again. Beirut is the place of my birth, is part of me and will always be in my heart. ‘I ❤️ Beirut’.

The Lebanese United Nations team has reported the explosion was like 15 years of war in 15 seconds, comparing its impact to the devastation from the country’s civil war that lasted from 1975 to 1990. Miles from the blast site apartments are wrecked and families left homeless. It’s estimated 300,000 people do not have homes fit to live in, as Lebanon now has to undertake a single recovery effort of unprecedented scale.

Hospitals in Beirut are now overrun with wounded people, with some being referred to Tripoli, 50 miles to the north of Beirut, for treatment. The destruction of Beirut’s port will devastate the country further as it relies heavily on imports for its essential supplies. Red Cross Lebanon, Lebanese Food Bank, Islamic Relief and Save the Children Lebanon. are working around the clock to help those on the ground affected by the blast. Donations will fund immediate emergency response and wider long-term rehabilitation.

Donations to be made at: http://gfme.co/ilovebeirut

Lebanon explosion illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Huge Explosion In Beirut

By Vaughn Lowery × Rita Azar

According to CNN, there was a massive explosion in Beirut just now. Shattering glass and debris followed by monstrous amounts of smoke.

A Massive explosion hit an ammunition storage in the port of Beirut. Many Lebanese civilians have been affected, houses have been burned down, glass has been shattered and there has been fatalities.

This blast has not just hit Beirut’s Eastern areas next to the port but has destroyed many key infrastructure building like hospitals, infrastructure buildings, kilometers away, including the headquarters of former prime minister Saad Hariri. The explosive could be heard all the way to the Bekka valleys capital Zahle 56 kilometers away. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Beirut stated, “The explosion was felt across the city.” She added, “There is chaos in the streets.” Tensions are higher than ever.

The source of the explosion is still unknown.

Actual footage can be seen here.

Check out coverage by BBC.

Allison Christensen, breaking news, illustrations, 360 Magazine

Grandson of Elvis Dead By Suicide

By Eamonn Burke

The body of Benjamin Keough, grandson of Elvis Presley, was found in Calabasas on Sunday and his death was ruled a suicide by gunshot. Keough, 27, bore a strong resemblance to his superstar grandfather, and is survived by his father Danny Keough (also a musician), three sisters, and his mother Lisa Marie Presley.

Presley, who had just recently posted a photo of her and her children, is “completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley,” according to Keough’s rep, Roger Widynowski.

Naya Rivera illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Naya Rivera’s Sudden Death

Former “Glee” actress Naya Rivera tragically died in a selfless act to save her four year old son.

By Gabriella Scerbo

Authorities reveal that Rivera’s body was found on Monday, July 13th on Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. The performer had been missing since Wednesday, July 8th.

Rivera’s son, Josey, told authorities that “he looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water”. The mother and son had been swimming, and although nothing is certain, there were many currents in the lake that particular morning.

A probable cause is that the unanchored boat started drifting, and Rivera managed to get her son on the boat, but lost energy to get herself back on the boat. No foul play or any suspicious activity was reported by local authorities. Lake Piru has had several drowning incidents in the past. Following her tragic death, many fans have made petitions to designate certain areas that are not safe for swimming, and to put up warning signs.

Rivera’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey and the “Glee” cast were seen gathering at Lake Piru in honor of Rivera and her talents both on and off the screen. Not only was she an incredible performer, actress and entertainer who touched the heart of many with her fearless attitude and overall spunk, she was an amazing mother and person to many.

‘In an emotional message, the creators of #Glee paid tribute to Naya Rivera and revealed their plan to create a college fund “for the beautiful son Naya loves most of all.”‘ – E!News Twitter 

$NOT: New Video x Debut Album Announcement

VIRAL RAP SENSATION $NOT RELEASES SINGLE + MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MOON & STARS” FEATURING MAGGIE LINDEMANN

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ANNOUNCES TITLE + TRACKLIST FOR DEBUT ALBUM – TRAGEDY + TO BE RELEASED MARCH 6TH, 2020  + CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR W/ JASAIH KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 6TH

PRAISE FOR $NOT:

“$not is the next rebellious rapper on his way to the top of the South Florida hip-hop scene.” — Pitchfork

“The millions of streams and cult-like fanbase he’s amassed didn’t materialize out of thin air—$NOT’s a genuine artist, and he’s been putting in work.” – Complex

“$not is a truly one of a kind rapper with oddball charisma…” — Highsnobiety

“With Billie Eilish and ‘Euphoria’ co-signs, rapper $not is a Gen Z star in the making” — Los Angeles Times

[January 31st, 2020 – New York, NY]  Today, rising South Florida artist $NOT releases a new single and video for “Moon & Stars,” off of his upcoming debut album. The Tommy Ice produced track features dulcet tones of Maggie Lindemann and spotlights $NOT’s pension for creating songs that require instant replay. “Moon & Stars” comes accompanied with an equally stirring visual, sampling the infamous song “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron – watch the video for “Moon & Stars”  here:

Alongside the song’s release, $NOT also revealed the title of his highly anticipated debut album, -TRAGEDY+ to be released via 300 Entertainment March 6th, 2020. which will feature eleven other songs which include previously released tracks, “MEGAN,” “STRANDED*,” and breakout hit “BERETTA,” featuring Wifisfuneral (10 Million+ Streams)  and breakout single “GOSHA” — the latter of which has amassed just over 51 Million streams to date. See below for a full tracklist. 

Not one to sit still, $NOT also revealed that he will be taking all this new music to live shows across the continent stopping at seventeen different cities alongside co-headliners  Jasiah,  along with Haroinfather, NASCAR Aloe, and more. For full routing and ticketing information visit: www.snot.xyz

WATCH “MOON & STARS” BY $NOT FT. MAGGIE LINDEMANN: 

-TRAGEDY + Tracklist:

1. YOU KNOW (INTRO)

2. PRESSURE

3. FALL IN LOVE

4. Moon & Stars (Ft. Maggie Lindemann)

5. ROADRUNNER +

6. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM

7. MISTAKE (CHOPPA BOY)

8. MONARCH

9. MEGAN

10. BERETTA (Ft. WIFISFUNERAL)

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KOBE BRYANT DIES

Tragically Kobe Bryant (41) and daughter Gianna (13) die in a helicopter crash on the way to a basketball game. Reportedly 7 others pass in incident, including teammate and her parent.

Wife (Vanessa Laine Bryant) of twenty years becomes widow of one basketball’s most coveted players. Bryant also leaves behind three other children.

Majority of Adults Stressed by Mass Shootings

ONE-THIRD OF U.S. ADULTS SAY FEAR OF MASS SHOOTINGS PREVENTS THEM FROM GOING TO CERTAIN PLACES OR EVENTS

Hispanic adults more than twice as likely as white non-Hispanics to say they experience mass shooting-related stress often or constantly

A large majority of adults in the United States are stressed by mass shootings, and a third of U.S. adults say that fear of mass shootings stops them from going to certain places and events, according to a new survey on stress and mass shootings by the American Psychological Association. “It’s clear that mass shootings are taking a toll on our mental health, and we should be particularly concerned that they are affecting the way many of us are living our daily lives,” said Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, APA’s chief executive officer. “The more these events happen in places where people can see themselves frequenting, the greater the mental health impact will be. We don’t have to experience these events directly for them to affect us. Simply hearing about them can have an emotional impact, and this can have negative repercussions for our mental and physical health.”

To better understand the impact of mass shootings on stress and health in the aftermath of the recent tragic El Paso and Dayton shootings, APA commissioned the nationally representative survey. It was conducted online by The Harris Poll between Aug. 8 and 12 among 2,017 adults ages 18 and older who reside in the U.S. The survey found that more than three-quarters of adults (79%) in the U.S. say they experience stress as a result of the possibility of a mass shooting. Additionally, many adults report that they are changing their behavior due to fear of mass shootings. Nearly one in three adults (32%) feel they cannot go anywhere without worrying about being a victim of a mass shooting, while just about the same number (33%) say fear prevents them from going to certain places or events. Nearly one-quarter (24%) of adults report changing how they live their lives because of fear of a mass shooting.

When asked which places they are stressed about the possibility of a mass shooting occurring, adults most commonly say a public event (53%), mall (50%), school or university (42%) or movie theater (38%), with only one in five (21%) saying they never experience stress as a result of the possibility of a mass shooting. “Mass shootings are a public health issue, and we need to take a comprehensive public health approach to understand and devise lasting policy solutions,” Evans said. “It is important that people and policymakers realize that this is not an insurmountable issue; it is something we have the power to change.”

Hispanic adults (32%) are more likely than white non-Hispanic adults (15%) to say they experience stress often or constantly related to the possibility of a mass shooting. Hispanic adults and African American adults also are more likely than white non-Hispanic adults to say they do not know how to cope with the stress they feel as a result of mass shootings (44% of Hispanic adults and 43% of African American adults vs. 30% of white adults). Black adults are more likely to feel that they or someone they know will be a victim of a mass shooting (60% compared with 41% of white adults and 50% of Hispanic adults). Women report feeling stressed more often than men about the possibility of a shooting (85% vs. 71%), and parents of children under the age of 18 are nearly twice as likely as those without children under 18 to say they experience stress often or constantly because of the possibility of a mass shooting (28% vs.16%). Further, 62% of parents say they “live in fear that their children will be victims of a mass shooting”.

Family Members of Deadly Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Victims Seeking One Billion Dollars in Damages From Boeing

Ribbeck Law Chartered, which represents the majority of families of the victims of the deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, and Global Aviation Law Group, recently filed additional lawsuits against Boeing, in U.S. federal court in Chicago. This is the latest in a growing number of lawsuits filed against Boeing in the aftermath of two fatal crashes in less than five months.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, killing all 157 people on board, from more than two dozen countries. The flight impacted a farm field at nearly 700 miles per hour, which created a crater 90 feet wide and 120 feet long. The force of the crash caused wreckage to be driven into the soil up to 30 feet deep.

Manual von Ribbeck of Ribbeck Law Chartered stated, “The filings today are on behalf of the families of the victims of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 specifically.” “It has been nearly 10 months since the deadly crash of Lion Air flight 610 and 5 months since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines 302, and it does not appear that Boeing is interested in any out of court settlement.” “The families we represent are seeking what they are entitled to under the law, nothing less, nothing more.” Mr von Ribbeck adds, “We had hoped that based on the over whelming evidence against Boeing that Boeing was going to be reasonable and finally give some closure to the families, but it is not the case. We basically had no other choice but to file more lawsuits.”

Currently, Ribbeck Law Chartered represents families of passengers from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Basin, and is litigating in American Courts representing victims from airplane incidents that occurred in North America, Asia, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

Zach Gill

“INSPIRED BY THE THE POWER OF HUMANS COMING TOGETHER IN THE FACE OF
ADVERSITY” – ZACH GILL

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Acclaimed singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, longtime member of Jack Johnson’s band, and ALO front man ZACH GILL releases the powerful music video for “Little Speck” from his second full-length solo record, Life In The Multiverse [Brushfire/Republic Records]. Watch HERE. Get the album HERE.

Zach comments on the inspiration behind the video, “As we face unexpected tragedies and natural disasters, far away or in our own backyards, I’m inspired by the power of humans coming together in the face of adversity. We may disagree on many of the details of life, but when times get hard it becomes evident just how much we really need each other.” Get the album HERE.

Don’t miss Zach playing the upcoming Jack Johnson Benefit for the Thomas Fires and Floods at the Santa Barbara Bowl on March 18th alongside Jack Johnson and ALO. He also will be playing two night in San Francisco at the Fillmore from March 16 -17.

Life In The Multiverse Tracklisting:
1. Window Display
2. Solstice 2016
3. Joy (Goodbye Guilty Pleasures)
4. Alchemy
5. The World is New (Ode to the Father of a Teenage Daughter)
6. Chuck and The Nomads
7. Eliza Grace
8. Up From Down Below
9. Little Speck
10. Alright Soon…
11. Ride This Sucker Out
12. San Francisco
13. Joy (Abbreviated) – Digital Album Only

ZACH GILL Socials:
ZachGill.com
facebook.com/zachgill
twitter.com/zachgill
instagram.com/zachgillalo
youtube.com/zachgillstuff

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