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NYC Teachers showing their support to frontline workers by delivering meals
Two New York City teachers had come forward to support the frontline workers for their fight with Coronavirus.
Co-founders at Brooklyn Cares managed to make around 1,000 meals in just three weeks with their local support.
"It's been a very grassroots thing for us because neither one of us in the nonprofit world," Michele Levin, of Brooklyn Cares, said.
Another member at Brooklyn Cares, Stephanie Schragger, said that it was all possible with the support they received.
"We are so overwhelmed by the support that we've had from people," Schragger said.
Both managed to do this while teaching at St. Ann's School and also homeschooling their young kids.
Levin said that they had to try extra hard to make this project work "in the little pockets of time before class, after class, when our children are in bed, or on the weekends."
They decided to open Brooklyn Cares after seeing the impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare system and neighborhood restaurants and
thought to help both groups.
By now, they have received nearly $17,000 to provide meals to the frontline workers. The meals prepared by them go to healthcare facilities, including Cobble Hill Health Center -- a nursing home hit hard by COVID-19.
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Columbia University research shows, thousands of lives could have been saved if lockdown started a week earlier in U.S.
According to new data published by the researchers at Columbia University, if the U.S. would have implemented lockdown around a week earlier, thousands of lives could have been saved.
More than 91,000 people had died due to Coronavirus in the U.S. till May 20. Still, according to the research data from researchers, around 36,000 lives could have been saved by implementing social distancing laws and locking down just a week before it was placed. And another report in the New York Times said that if these measures had been taken two weeks earlier, the number of saved lives could have been 54,000.
New York being the hardest-hit city, went on lockdown from March 22, and the first U.S. confirmed cases came on January 20. New York took months to implement an action plan which worsened the conditions according to the report.
Researchers also acknowledged that the estimates were based on idealized hypothetical assumptions. The effect would have been different as some countries such as South Korea and Italy started aggressive plans at the end of February.
As an answer to this report, the White House blamed China for lack of transparency and WHO for the deaths caused in the U.S. and the entire world.
Tips to ensure Fitness is not compromised during the pandemic
The lockdown has kept gyms and fitness studios on a pause, and more New Yorkers are on the street for cardio.
Dr Anthony Fauci, a Coronavirus task force member, is a runner. Also, Gov. Cuomo had taken up this hobby with his daughters between his gubernatorial duties. But Annick Lamar, New York Runners coach, puts forward the fact safety is essential.
Therefore, if one is up for a run or a virtual marathon, there are some tips from NYRR:
a) Maintain Distance
Lamar says that one should follow CDC regulations and stay 6 feet away from others and one should be aware of their state rules. Also, she suggests that heading out for a run while roadways are empty, is a safer option, i.e. early morning or later in the afternoon or otherwise saving the run for a drizzly day.
She also suggests to be creative with the routes to avoid the crowd, and on seeing too many people on the same street, one can immediately take a different course.
b) Always wear a mask
Wearing a mask while heading out for a run is very important, and also, one must make sure there is enough space for others around. Trying a neck gaiter is a good alternative, although mask alone also works.
c) Running not a compulsion
Lamar also puts a counter-intuitive point that in the current situation, one does not require to run if one does not feel safe to be out there.
d) Start Slow
New runners should first try two or three 20-minute runs and avoid speeding up too quickly. She also suggests taking “walk-runs” to get one’s body becomes used to running. The walk-runs would include alternate running for two to five minutes and walking for about 30 seconds or a minute.
e) Gradually Pace Yourself
Generally for new runners, Lamar asks to keep a pace where one can hold a conversation with someone and to ensure this, one may need to talk out loud despite no company to make sure the breathing is in check.
f) Ensure wearing proper Running shoes
Good running shoes can go a long way in letting one feel comfortable and gives an enjoyable first jog. Virtual fittings and consultations for new runners are also available if required.
g) Keep at It
There is no particular thing that makes anyone a runner. It is all about making it a part of life. Lamar says that runners are whoever does it. Running may take a long time to make one feel used to it, but gradually, it will become a good habit.
Boy Scouts Councils facing pressure due to high number of sex abuse lawsuits and their costs
On Tuesday, nine sex abuse lawsuits were filed against Boy Scout local councils in New York. This is causing more pressure on the councils nationwide as they have to pay a significant share of a settlement in Scout's bankruptcy proceedings.
As the courts in some parts of New York had started handling some civil cases again, the lawsuits were recent.
Mike Pfau, the lawyer handling the filing of these cases, his firm is expected to file more lawsuits in some other [parts of New York as well as New Jersey and California after the courts are fully reopened.
Two other firms, Oregon-based Crew Janci LLP and Chicago-based Hurley McKenna & Mertz, also planned to file more cases as there may be hundreds of similar lawsuits.
According to an injunction issued by the bankruptcy judge, Laurie Selber Silverstein had blocked lawyers from proceeding lawsuit against local council through June 8.
According to recent changes in state laws, people are allowed to sue over long ago sexual abuse. This new state law increased lawsuits against Boy Scouts of America, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February in hopes of surviving a barrage in lawsuits.
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NYC started reopening but Governor Cuomo warn people to be safe and to follow the guidelines to flatten the curve
As the economy had started opening up, the tri-state area is learning to live the new normal life. After months, the restaurants in Connecticut are seeing lines of customers, and New Jersey is seeing lines to buy summer beach badges while maintaining social distancing.
Now up to 10 people can visit churches in New York at a time, and similar small crowds are allowed for the Memorial Day ceremonies to honor veterans. Still, the flags are half-staff to honor the thousands of lives lost in the tristate region due to coronavirus.
Seven out of 10 regions in New York had started reopening, but Governor Andrew Cuomo said that even small mistakes could lead to significant consequences, as per his seven criteria to continue the path forward.
The Governor appeals region to reopen safely and follow all the guidelines carefully.
"Increased activity only leads to increased cases if precautions aren't taken. Everyone has a role to play," Cuomo said Thursday, as he noted new daily hospitalizations had hit a months-long low. "If people get arrogant and casual about this pandemic, you will see the infection rate go up."
New York and Long Island met four out of seven criteria, and both have identified that they require to train more tracing armies as they need at least 30 tracers per 100,000 people.
Harlem Home Invasion: Suspect shot by police, a victim killed and another victim seriously injured
A home invasion led to a police-involved firing where two people died, and one was seriously injured. The authorities received a call about a shooting nearly at 6:15 pm on Wednesday.
According to police, a man knocked on the door of fifth-floor flat on St. Nicholas Terrace and immediately killed the woman who opened the door. Just as he went inside, a fight broke out between the culprit and a man in the house. Eventually, the man inside was stabbed.
In the meantime, an NYPD sergeant arrived at the crime scene, and they tried to get the man put down his weapons. Since he refused to surrender, the police had to shoot him. As per the NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo, the suspect got numerous opportunities to back off, but the suspect tried to stab the male inside the house. Thus, the sergeant released his service weapon and shot the suspect in the torso.
Both the culprit and the woman who answered the door were declared dead at the scene, whereas the other victim with serious injuries was rushed to St. Luke’s hospital for a medical emergency. Fortunately, another woman in the apartment was not hurt. The names of all the three are not yet discharged. None of the cops suffered an injury at the scene; a 12-inch kitchen knife and a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun were recovered from the crime scene.
HOSPITAL ADMISSION AND ICU IS DOWN BUT NUMBER OF DEATH WAS 112 IN NYC
Governor Andrew Cuomo said both hospital admissions and patients with Intensive care unit curves are flattening in the state but fatalities rose to 112.
Low lower socioeconomic status populations in New York City have had a high number of positive test results for antibodies.
According to the Governor the proportion is greater than the regional average. "So this is where the disease starts to grow," Cuomo,” says. He said that experiments at NYCHA facilities will be widening.
Governor says that they are opening the state in phases and indicated for the opening of complete state until July.
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Armed person threatening self-harm, arrested on Centerville Turnpike in Virginia Beach
According to the police, they reacted to the 1700 block of Centerville Turnpike in Virginia Beach for an armed person who was threatening to harm himself. The authorities informed that the man was arrested around 9:40 pm on Thursday and had first notified the public around 7:30 pm.
Federal weapons-related warrant suspect wanted
The circumstance started about 4:05 p.m. at the point when police pulled a driver close to the 1800 square of Pacific Avenue. Sgt. Alvino Herrera informed that after at first conversing with the officers, he ran from the officials and blockaded himself in a room, the authorities accept the leased at a close-by inn.
Police set up an edge around the motel and attempted to get the man to give up, yet at the end called the LBPD SWAT group, he said.
A representative on Friday morning said police couldn't discover the man in the inn and police started to clear the scene at about 8:30 p.m.
She said the man was needed on a federal weapons-related warrant.
Omaha Summer Arts Festival goes virtual
The Omaha Summer Arts Festival will be virtually conducted for the first time in its history of 46 years. The festival fans can celebrate the arts from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, June 6 at the time of Virtual OSAF. Cameron Logsdon, local comedian and writer, will be the host for the festival. OSAF will be streaming live on the OSAF channel, OSAF Facebook page as well as Omaha’s public access television station, KPAO- Cox channel 22 and channel 89 Century Link.
Gift cards worth $2500 will also be awarded during the fest, as informed by the event organizers.
Schedule of the day:
Hector Anchondo – 10:15 am
Topher Booth – 11:00 am
Joshua Sinclair – 11:45 am
Little Joe McCarthy – 12:30 pm
Nat King Cole Centennial Celebration, Robert Glaser Production featuring Jordan Smith – 1:15 pm
Andrew Bailie – 2:00 pm
Omaha Street Percussion – 2:45 pm
Omaha Street Percussion – 3:30 pm
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