One Monday afternoon in 1958 a 17-year-old folk singer from Boston University auditioned at a jazz club on Mt. Auburn Street. There was no one in the audience but the club’s managers. They were skeptical. Why change the music card? Then their tryout started singing.The girl was Joan Baez. The venue was Club 47. Soon, both were famous. Folk got one night a week, then it got the whole week at the coffeehouse down the street from the Harvard Lampoon. The little audition in Cambridge 54 years ago was a pivotal moment in the revival of American folk music. It also marked the start of a musical age that provided a soundtrack to the tumult of the 1960s.No one recorded the young Baez that Monday afternoon, or her first official performance at Club 47 soon after. (She earned $10. Eight people were in the audience.) But about 30 reel-to-reel tapes exist from the early years of Club 47, which was open from 1958 to 1968. The recordings went into storage, and since then very little of this rare music — more than 40 hours of it — has been heard. (Three songs from Baez and Bob Dylan, however, made a first-time appearance in “For the Love of the Music,” a documentary on Club 47 released in May.)Media technician Darron Burke works with an old audio tape. Photo by Thomas Earle/Harvard Staff PhotographerStarting in 2010, the old tapes were assessed, played, and digitized by Harvard’s Audio Preservation Studio. This small but lively operation, staffed by three audio engineers, is tucked away in a few rooms on Story Street. The Club 47 project, finished in May, took 18 months of work. The original tapes — and now the digital files — belong to the New England Folk Music Archives. The project, funded by the Grammy Foundation, guaranteed Harvard a digital copy of the originals. A commercial release may happen. But the real winner is history.“Ultimate preservation is making a loss-less copy,” said David Ackerman, a former rock guitarist who directs Harvard’s high-tech audio studio. That is: No information is lost in making a digital copy. (It’s different than remastering, a commercial art intended to clean up old recordings, not preserve them.) Just 15 years ago loss-less copies were not possible, said Ackerman. Analog copies of analog recordings inevitably come with signal degradation and inherent noise.Ackerman and his audio team — Bruce Gordon and Darron Burke — are Harvard’s best listeners. Ackerman was hired in 1997 as the sole audio engineer at the Archive of World Music Collection at the Loeb Music Library. Later, he and Gordon were instrumental in establishing best practices for audio archivists. (The Harvard-Indiana University Sound Directions project, summarized in a 2005 report, is an industry standard.) Today, Ackerman and his staffers are active in the Audio Engineering Society, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, where Gordon is a vice president.The 15-year-old studio is a service provider for the University. Its mission is making true and complete digital copies of Harvard’s audio holdings. (Such holdings are vast, though only about 8,800 audio and audiovisual items have been identified so far. A survey started in 2010 by the Weissman Preservation Center is still under way.)Video may one day be digitized at the Story Street studio, said Ackerman. But for now the focus is on making high-end digital copies of audio artifacts, some of them in fragile or rare formats. (In Harvard collections the oldest audio format is the wax cylinder. Ackerman’s studio has not dealt with that yet.)The studio uses broadcast wave format, the high-resolution audio preservation format used worldwide.But digitizing sound remains technically challenging. For one, some formats are very old. The audio studio has digitized field recordings made in the 1930s on aluminum discs. Operators could record only a few minutes of sound at a time, using phonographs that embossed sound-capturing grooves directly on the soft metal. Modern playback requires a custom fiber stylus. (Original field audio in Harvard’s Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature is in this fragile old format.)The studio’s mission is making true and complete digital copies of Harvard’s audio holdings. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerBut most of the studio’s work involves old 78s, reel-to-reel tapes, LPs, and cassette recordings. A recent visit to an outer office revealed stacks, shelves, and boxes of recordings ready to be digitized. There were samples from sessions with writers Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton, Robert Frost, and Jack Kerouac. “Here’s Norman Mailer, 1976,” someone said, holding up a box. Not long ago the studio digitized audio from the Julia Child archives at the Schlesinger Library, including interviews, LPs, and radio promos. “The library is a living organism,” said Ackerman of Harvard collections, “always taking in new material.”Even familiar technologies such as LPs and cassettes involve a confounding menu of formats, materials, and technical variants. The studio’s turntables for recording old 78s include a microscope for assessing groove width, a factor that was not standardized until the age of LPs. To add complexity, 78s were all made differently, with cores of paper, aluminum, or glass.Reel-to-reel tapes — simple as they may seem — also present a range of problems, which have to be understood from the time recordings are unboxed at the studio. Ackerman and his fellow audio engineers look for dirt, mold, and loosely packed tape. They watch for “spoking” (when tape tension is not uniform) and “cupping,” the telltale curve of old tapes. They also look for what a tape is made of. It may be PVC, acetate, polyester, or even paper.To start the digitizing process, technicians set the angle of the tape machine head — its azimuth — to the same angle used during the original recording. Then 1970s-era Ampex tape machines are calibrated so magnetic information can be read accurately. Once a tape is rolling, signals stream into two computers. One analyzes frequency and other sound variables in real time, filling the screen with spiked and bulbous patterns that bend, waver, and wiggle. The other makes a digital capture. “It might play in one go,” said Ackerman of recording an original. “But a lot of time it doesn’t.”When it doesn’t, decades of audio experience come into play. Burke, 46, mentions his mother’s work in radio, and remembers live-recording “all the bands I wanted to be in.” Gordon, 58, blames his father and grandmother for his path to sound engineering. Both collected 78s, and played some of them on phonographs made before the Great Depression by the Victor Talking Machine Company. “Anybody can press play and record,” said Ackerman, 44. But the true audio business of equalization curves, RTA software, frequency, spectrum, Bext chunks, and authoring formats? That’s not so easy. It’s a realm for experts.Every digitized recording at the studio includes “metadata,” embedded information about how the recordings were done and where they came from. It gives digitized archival copies the technical depth and provenance that scholars of the future will need. During the Club 47 project, the studio had a big “data” advantage: club co-founder Betsy Siggins. Her shouts from the audience 50 years ago — and some of her backup vocals — punctuate the old recordings. She can say the magic words: I was there.Siggins, along with folklorist Millie Rahn — both now at the New England Folk Music Archives — visited the studio to identify songs and performers. The reel-to-reel tapes they brought are an untapped Who’s Who of music legends, including Baez (recorded twice in 1959), Jim Kweskin, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Tom Rush, Doc Watson, and Eric Von Schmidt.In one song, complete with audience noise and chair-scraping, Bob Dylan plays harmonica and sings backup vocals. In another, when he finishes a song of his own, three people clap, but not hard. In a third, Dylan is introduced as a singer “from somewhere out in the Midwest.” Then he proceeds to wow the audience with “Talkin’ World War III Blues,” taking command of the mike, his instruments, and the audience like a pro. It’s like witnessing a birth.“When I can’t sing ’em too good,” the young Dylan told the hooting crowd in 1961, “I sing talkin’ ones.” Then he snickered.You won’t find unscripted moments like this on a studio track, in liner notes, or in a music review. Burke — who did most of the audio work in the Club 47 project — remembered picking up a cardboard tape box with “Dylan” scrawled on it in grease pencil. The tape had not been played in five decades.“After the distortion and the wild level of the group before,” said Burke, “the recording level is perfect. His voice is clear. His guitar is even, confident, lyrical.” Dylan was barely 20 years old. He is 71 now.The passage of all that time and the preservation of the lost recordings are a reminder of what the audio studio cares most about saving, said Ackerman: “things that don’t exist anywhere else.”Audio engineer Bruce Gordon (from left), Burke, and Ackerman inside the audio editing studio in the Loeb Music Library. Photo by Thomas Earle/Harvard Staff Photographer
BEIJING (AP) — The former head of a Chinese state-owned asset management company has been executed on charges of taking bribes in one of the most severe penalties imposed in a recent corruption case. The government said Lai Xiaomin, 58, formerly of China Huarong Asset Management Co., was put to death by a court in the eastern city of Tianjin. The court ruled in January that the unusually severe penalty was justified because Lai took “especially enormous” bribes that exceeded 600 million yuan ($93 million) in one instance. Most death sentences imposed by Chinese courts are suspended for two years and usually are commuted to life. Death penalties without the chance of a reprieve are rare.
Photo courtesy of Meg Brownley The fundraising committee announces the total amount of money this year’s Dance Marathon raised at the end of this year’s event, which took place in the Pfeil Center at Holy Cross College on Saturday.“I assisted those lovely ladies just with an immense amount of enthusiasm and positivity,” Spears said. ‘It’s very easy for your feet to hurt, legs to shake and your mind to just want to go home, but one day of standing for 12 hours is nothing compared to what those children at Riley go through.” Dancing for just one day lends both financial and emotional support to patients and medical staff at Riley Hospital for Children, Spears said.“It is a way to take a self-centric time of young adult’s life — college — and put their ends in a compassionate direction,” Spears said. “[Dance Marathon] is a movement full of nothing but, love, support, hope, happiness and way too much fun. I feel that it is important for all these qualities to be more present in the world.” To further this mission and movement, Spears said committee members and executives try to accomplish more than raising money.“We really focused on becoming a movement, more than a philanthropy,” Spears said. “We aren’t just asking people for money. We are showing every child at Riley Hospital for Children how many people support them and realize how strong they are. I can’t imagine what those children go through, but if they ever need an extra push of strength and hope, they know Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon believes in them and knows they can get through it.”Tags: Dance, Dance Marathon, riley hospital for children On Saturday, dancers at Saint Mary’s 12th annual Dance Marathon — which took place at Holy Cross College’s Pfeil Center — took all the right steps to raise $133, 363 for patients at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.Paige Spears, senior and morale executive, said the event — during which participants stay on their feet for twelve hours — raised a record-breaking amount and still has to account for last-minute donations.“This year, being on stage watching the hundreds of people dancing like nobody is watching for such an amazing hospital … my heart has never felt more full,” Spears said in an email. According to Spears, this year’s event raised about $25,000 more than last year’s, thanks to the executive committee for Dance Marathon.“The 16 people on the executive committee with me are easily what contributed to our gain,” Spears said. “These women have a passion people wanted to either enhance or emulate.”Spears said serving as a morale executive enabled her to boost the energy and spirit of the Marathon.
About the author:For Tony nominee Andy Karl, playing a character on Broadway requires a physical transformation: He bulked up for Rocky, arched his eyebrows in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, donned skin-tight white pants for Wicked and showed off his, uh, package in Legally Blonde. As narcissistic stud Bruce Granit in the new revival of On the Twentieth Century, Karl’s got a new friend on his upper lip! Below, Karl writes a mustache manifesto for Broadway.com, ranking the spectacular lip ticklers that have inspired him throughout the years. Star Files 6. THE MILKCute and nutritional…but not after an hour outta the fridge. Got napkin? 10. The H.I.Nic Cage when Nic Cage was Cage-iest. These can only be grown near trailers and truck stops. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 Andy Karl I, Andy Karl, have grown a thin 1930s-style movie star mustache for the role of Bruce Granit in On the Twentieth Century. It’s a style that reads great for the part, but (in my mind) it’s a little creepy in the real world. It’s my second attempt at sporting a mustache—anyone remember Edwin Drood? In the last few years, the “hipster dudes” have brought the ‘stache back. I’m not sure where I stand on the issue, because I wear one to perform—it’s coming off when Bruce and I part. The mustache can be a lovely conversation piece, but it’s kind of like when girls wear fake, thick-rimmed glasses to look smarter. You’re not fooling anyone, but you have to own the look or risk feeling stupid. In any case, to examine the ‘stache, we should take a look at what I think are 11 good and not-so-good celebrity mustaches to make a case for their existence. Why 11? Why not? Oh, and I’m not talking about stubbly facial hair or beards. I mean owning a genuine mustache without regret. Just ‘stache/no-filler/above-the-lip-territory only. Shall we? Related Shows On The Twentieth Century 7. THE BURGUNDYSmell of rich mahogany and leather-bound books. It does not speak Spanish. Virtuoso on jazz flute. All ego. 11. THE SATURDAY NIGHT NEVERThis will get you in trouble everywhere in the world except certain “exclusive” bars. Even then you should probably wear a mask. Sorry, John. 8. THE HOGANMeant only for the WWF, Hells Angels or Vikings. Mighty. Conquering. Warrior. 9. THE FRANCOEven his ‘stache looks high. 4. THE BURT REYNOLDSIt deserves its full name.It changes lives with one glance.Women melt at its command.It owns you and it’s not even trying. 1. THE FLYNNMy personal favorite. Errol Flynn was one handsome man and looked even better with his small groomed mustache. I personally am trying to sport this look in On the Twentieth Century, but I don’t know if I have that je ne sais quoi that Errol had. Friggin’ amazing. 2. THE SELLECKBushy but clean. A gentleman of the ‘80s and today. You can wear it with a tux or a Hawaiian shirt. Very versatile. View Comments 3. THE BRIMLEYThat ‘stache has lived a journey through the ages. It knows the secrets of existence. They are one. Without it, he’d be lost and vice versa. 5. THE GROUCHOBigger than life. Though not real, it possessed an unmatched comedic timing. Ubiquitous.
Keeping your house below 60 percent humidity and cool helps prevent mold growth, Turner said. Mold grows better in warm, moist environments. By Allie ByrdUniversity of GeorgiaSpring has sprung the pollen season. Little can be done to control allergens outside. But you can knock out the ones inside with a bit of cleaning and prevention. It also helps to declutter your home. A lot of stuff gives dust more surfaces to land on, Turner says.Choose cleaning products wisely, she said. Some can cause reactions, too. Many people are allergic to volatile organic compounds in many household cleaners, even those found in what are called ‘green’ cleaners. “Limit the number of cleaners you use,” she said, ”and don’t use too much of any product.” Throw out pillows once a year and wash your sheets every week to get rid of dust mites. Dusty stuffed animals can also trigger allergies in children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.“Stuffed animals are dust magnets,” Turner says. “To kill dust mites on stuffed animals, you can put them in a plastic bag and freeze them.”Changing the air filters in your house every three months and replacing them with pleated filters, which catch more dust than regular filters, can make a huge difference in allergies. The usual culprits of an indoor allergy attack are unwanted guests like dust, mold, insects and rodents. But items you welcome into your home such as pets, household cleaners and even stuffed animals can be the source, too, Turner says. There are simple things you can do to eliminate these causes. “You can bring outdoor allergy triggers inside,” Turner says. The things you and your pets track into your house can cause reactions. Taking your shoes off when you come inside prevents you from bringing these contaminants into your home. Many people sleep with their pets and have them in their bedrooms, Turner says. It is better to remove them from your sleeping space and bed to prevent them from triggering allergies. In addition to removing the source of allergy triggers, the cleanliness of your house and the products you use to clean it also affect indoor allergies. “Cleaning and getting rid of the dust in your house is a major way you can reduce allergic reactions,” Turner said. “Also, maintaining your house so you don’t have leaks and holes will prevent mold growth and keep pests from coming in.” Many everyday items in homes trigger allergies, said Pamela Turner, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension housing specialist.“The best way to prevent allergies is to remove the cause,” she said. Hepa vacuum cleansers also work well to reduce dust and dust mites, but just vacuuming regularly helps.The most important part of keeping indoor allergies at bay is to keep your home clean and remove the sources of allergy triggers, she said.
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s a great thing to want to help others, and making donations to charity is one great way to aid people in need. Giving to charity can bring about numerous benefits for causes and the people and places they benefit, but just like many things in life, donors should consider risk before giving. Scammers and unscrupulous groups use proven methods and continuously seek new ways to trick those interested in donating to charity. Attackers continue to race to the bottom. Therefore, it is imperative that as you prepare to give to good causes, you educate yourself on how to avoid being duped by fake charities and thieves. Consider the following helpful tips before you donate to a charity.1. Research the CharityWhen considering donating to charity, it’s important to first research the charity to which you’re interested in giving. Doing your due diligence with this first step can help lower the risk that often comes with charitable giving. Do an online search for ratings and reviews for charities you’re interested in donating to. According to the Federal Trade Commission, a simple internet search of a charity’s name followed by words like “ratings” “reviews” or “complaints” to see what details have been shared online can provide you with helpful information. If any of the online reviews concern you or if a charity you’re considering donating to has an excessive number of complaints, you may want to learn more about the charity or even reconsider your donation. You can also utilize sites such as CharityWatch, Charity Navigator, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar or others to help conduct research on charities and make sure they are legitimate. To ensure your gift supports a cause you care about a not a criminal, make an informed decision.
Wuhan police later issued a statement saying that giving Li a disciplinary statement had been “wrong” and they “apologise to his family for the mistake”.The deputy director of the Zhongnan Road police station was given a “demerit” on his record and the officer on duty was handed an “administrative warning”, it added.It is rare for Chinese authorities to admit such wrongdoing, but Beijing has sought to direct criticism over the mishandling of the virus outbreak onto provincial officials, with several of the region’s top Communist Party and health officials sacked.Li’s death had initially been reported by state media before their reports were quickly deleted. Wuhan Central Hospital only confirmed Li’s death hours later, after saying he was undergoing emergency treatment.Social media users who immediately took to the Twitter-like Weibo platform in droves to mourn Li — before posts related to his death were scrubbed by censors — had accused hospital authorities of inappropriately attempting to resuscitate Li after he had already died. China reported zero domestic COVID-19 infections for the first time on Thursday, even as nations across the world have shut down in a desperate effort to contain the pandemic.China’s central government has sought to distance itself from the origins of the disease, initially by sacking local officials blamed for allowing the virus to spread, and recently by supporting the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 originated in the US.Topics : Police in China’s virus epicentre Wuhan acted “inappropriately” by punishing a doctor who blew the whistle on the outbreak that has now killed more than 9,000 worldwide, a Chinese government investigation found Thursday.Li Wenliang, one of a group of doctors in Wuhan who shared posts on social media warning of a SARS-like virus spreading in the city in December, was reprimanded by police for sharing the information and made to sign a statement agreeing not to commit any more “law-breaking actions.”Li’s death from the virus in February prompted a national outpouring of grief as well as anger at the government’s handling of the crisis, and bold demands for freedom of speech. A central government investigation initiated after Li’s death found that Wuhan police “acted inappropriately by issuing a disciplinary letter” and took “irregular law enforcement procedures,” state broadcaster CCTV reported Thursday.The investigators also found that Li’s colleagues had repeatedly attempted to resuscitate the 34-year-old before he was declared dead because he was “very young,” CCTV said.State media said Li’s colleagues told investigators, “as long as there was a bit of hope we were unwilling to give up, at the time there were no other factors.”The central government investigators “suggest” that Wuhan authorities “supervise and rectify the matter,” and urged local police to revoke the disciplinary statement issued to Li, according to CCTV.
The Greater Jakarta LRT serving Jakarta, Bogor, Depok and Bekasi will open to the public in July 2022, property developer and state-owned construction firm PT Adhi Karya has confirmed.“Taking into account testing and commissioning processes and GoA 3 [Global Automatic Train Control], operational trials, then the Greater Jakarta LRT will begin commercial operations in July 2022,” the company’s operational director, Pundjung Setya Brata, said as quoted by kompas.comThe Greater Jakarta LRT, not to be confused with LRT Jakarta that currently only consists of the Velodrome-Kelapa Gading line, is being built and maintained by state-owned company PT Adhi Karya, with its trains to be manufactured by state-owned company PT Industri Kereta Api Indonesia (INKA). Topics : The first phase of the Greater Jakarta LRT development that will span 44.43 kilometers is 74.38 complete.The first line, serving Cawang to Cibubur in East Jakarta, is 88.82 percent complete.Read also: New normal’ exposes poor railway infrastructureMeanwhile, the second line, serving Cawang to Dukuh Atas, Central Jakarta, and the third line, serving Cawang to East Bekasi in West Java, are 69.73 and 67.64 percent complete, respectively. “At the moment, we will center our focus on finishing the first development project,” Pundjung added, setting aside plans for the next development project.He also explained that five stations – Harja Mukti, Ciracas, Kampung Rambutan, Taman Mini and Cawang – would be built to serve passengers using the Cawang-Cibubur line.Meanwhile, passengers of the Cawang-Dukuh Atas line will have access to Jati Bening Baru, Cikunir 1, Cikunir 2, West Bekasi and Jati Mulya stations. Seven other stations, namely Ciliwung, Cikoko, Pancoran, Kuningan, Rasuna Said, Setiabudi and Dukuh Atas, will serve passengers using the Cawang-East Bekasi line. (trn)
April 01, 2020 Gobernador Wolf, Secretaria de Salud: Pennsylvania está bajo la orden estatal de quedarse en casa a partir de las 8 p.m. de esta noche, “La opción más prudente para detener la propagación” Español, Press Release, Public Health Orden del Gobernador WolfOrden de la Secretaria de SaludOrientación para Quedarse en casaGuía de funcionamiento de la industriaEl Gobernador Tom Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud Dra. Rachel Levine anunciaron hoy que los 67 condados de Pennsylvania estarán bajo órdenes de quedarse en casa a partir de esta noche, miércoles 1 de abril, a las 8 p.m.“Esta es la opción más prudente para detener la propagación de la COVID-19 en nuestro estado, donde los casos continúan creciendo día a día”, dijo el gobernador Wolf. “Apreciamos el sacrificio compartido de los 12.8 millones de residentes de Pennsylvania. Estamos juntos en esto y esta orden de quedarse en casa que abarca todo el estado se está dando después de muchos análisis con múltiples organismos estatales, la Dra. Levine y funcionarios del estado, del condado y locales a medida que continuamos supervisando las maneras más eficaces de salvar vidas y detener la propagación de la COVID-19”.Anteriormente, había 33 condados en órdenes de quedarse en casa en todo el estado. Las primeras órdenes se emitieron el 23 de marzo para siete condados.La orden de quedarse en casa tiene alcance estatal y entra en vigencia a las 8 p.m. de hoy, miércoles 1 de abril de 2020. Continuará hasta el 30 de abril. Todas las escuelas de Pennsylvania permanecerán cerradas hasta nuevo aviso. Sigue vigente el cierre de negocios que no son de soporte vital. Todos los servicios estatales esenciales continuarán.“Esta orden de quedarse en casa en todo el estado no es solo para protegernos de la exposición a la COVID-19, sino también para proteger a los que están en primera línea”, dijo la Dra. Levine. “Nuestros médicos, enfermeros, policía, bomberos, técnicos de emergencias médicas necesitan que hagamos esto. Y los CNA que cuidan a nuestros familiares en hogares de ancianos o en establecimientos de enfermería de atención a largo plazo necesitan que hagamos esto. Quedarse en casa no significa ir diariamente al supermercado porque necesita salir de la casa. Quedarse en casa significa que debe quedarse en casa”.Las personas pueden abandonar su residencia solo para realizar cualquiera de las siguientes actividades individuales permisibles y viajes esenciales permitidos:Tareas esenciales para mantener la salud y la seguridad, o la salud y la seguridad de sus familiares o miembros del hogar (incluidas las mascotas), como obtener medicamentos o suministros médicos, visitar a un profesional de atención médica u obtener los suministros que necesitan para trabajar desde casa;Obtener los servicios o suministros necesarios para ellos mismos, para sus familiares o miembros del hogar, o como parte de esfuerzos voluntarios, o para entregar esos servicios o suministros a otros para mantener la seguridad, las instalaciones sanitarias y el funcionamiento esencial de las residencias;Participar en actividades al aire libre, como caminar, correr o ir de excursión si mantienen el distanciamiento social;Realizar un trabajo que ofrezca productos y servicios esenciales en un negocio que de soporte vital;Para cuidar a un miembro de la familia o mascota en otro hogar;Cualquier viaje relacionado con la prestación o el acceso a las actividades individuales o actividades comerciales que den soporte vital mencionadas anteriormente;Viajar para cuidar a personas de la tercera edad, menores, dependientes, personas con discapacidades u otras personas vulnerables;Viajar hacia o desde instituciones educativas con el fin de recibir materiales para el aprendizaje a distancia, para recibir comidas y cualquier otro servicio relacionado;Viaje para regresar a un lugar de residencia desde una jurisdicción externa;Viaje requerido por la policía u orden judicial;Viaje necesario para que los residentes regresen a su lugar de residencia fuera del estado;Cualquier persona que realice un viaje para soporte vital no necesita documentación para probar el motivo del viaje.Las siguientes operaciones están exentas:Actividades comerciales que den soporte vitalProveedores de atención médica o servicios médicosAcceso a servicios de soporte vital para residentes de bajos ingresos, incluidos bancos de alimentosMedios de comunicaciónCumplimiento de la ley, personal de servicios médicos de emergencia, bomberosEl gobierno federalInstituciones religiosasLas personas sin hogar no están sujetas a esta orden, pero se les recomienda encarecidamente que busquen refugio, y se urge a las agencias gubernamentales a tomar las medidas necesarias para proporcionar refugio a esas personas.Los estudiantes internacionales, los jóvenes de crianza y cualquier otro estudiante que de otra manera experimenta desplazamiento o falta de hogar como resultado del cierre de campus están exentos y pueden permanecer en las viviendas del campus.El Departamento de Educación proporcionará una guía y recursos actualizados sobre la continuidad de la educación de los alumnos a las escuelas en los próximos días.En este momento, el cumplimiento de la ley se centrará en garantizar que los residentes conozcan la orden e informar al público sobre las prácticas de distanciamiento social en lugar de la ejecución. Para denunciar un negocio no conforme, comuníquese con el número que no es de emergencia de su agencia local de cumplimiento de la ley o con la estación de policía estatal de Pennsylvania más cercana. No llame al 911 o al Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico para presentar informes. Los oficiales de la fuerza policial deben consultar la Guia de aplicación de ordenes de cierre comercial disponible en línea.Para obtener la información más actualizada sobre COVID-19, los residentes de Pennsylvania deben visitar: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.Ver esta página en inglés. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Andrea Westerfeld of Oldenburg sent out an article about a new high school principal who decided to go “old school”. His talk to the students on the first day was about the fact that all the students are Americans. Even though they were all from different ethnic backgrounds, they were now Americans. They would speak English, follow his discipline code, respect one another, and dress appropriately for a school environment.He wanted all students to have a positive attitude toward school, and he wanted them to realize that their education meant something. He pointed out that it is very difficult to teach or coach when the student body believed in segregation over integration. He wanted the student body to be a team! He wanted them to be integrated instead of segregated. They would all follow his rules–not some concocted ideas espoused by Twitter or some other social media.His idea was “I am proud of the school I represent, and I am not going to focus on me but on us.” The article did not say if his approach worked. I hope it did.