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Humans of the A.T.

first_imgMeet our Dirty Dozen—12 of this year’s Appalachian Trail thru-hikers—hoping to complete a 2,195 mile journey this summer.Joseph RobinsonTrail name: General HendrixHome: Jekyll Island, Ga.Age: 24“I’m learning, in a sense, off the grid. It’s let me get more in touch with my personal side. I feel like every day, ever since I’ve gotten out here on the trail, I’ve gotten stronger. My spirit has just excelled. It’s really one of those things, you have to let go of something in order to achieve something else. I gave up my condo that I had on Jekyll, I sold my Volvo, and I left a lot of good people. But this is my shamanic journey to finally get in tune with myself. Being outdoors is my element. I don’t like the cities. I don’t like heavily populated areas. I just like to live. I’m not really looking for anything in particular because I know Mother Nature’s got my back. I’m in existence right now, just living. The older you do get, the more they’re going to try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep living.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Pelle ObergHome: Villegrove, Ill.Age: 24“I wanted to spend some time alone and be outside. And the ability to handle emotion: You go through a whole roller coaster of emotions in a period of four hours. You go from wanting to quit at the next road, call your parents to pick you up—to thinking, ‘I can make it all the way. I’m really enjoying this.’ Learning how to manage your emotions is something that I want.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Matthew LukensOccupation: Episcopal priestHome: Birmingham, Ala.Age: 30“I grew up doing Scouts and so hiking’s been in my life for a while. A friend and I were supposed to do the trail—we went to college in Virginia and the trail comes pretty close to where we went to college. We were gonna go the day after graduation. But then a job fell into my lap. And everything in my career for the last eight years I can trace to that job, so I don’t regret it, but I spent that whole summer at a desk thinking, ‘In another life I was outdoors right now.’ Last February, I looked around at my life and thought, ‘I have the time and the money to do the trail. Not many opportunities like this are gonna come up again.’ I’d already done the planning. It was amazing just the first five days how happy being out in the woods with a pack makes me. I just love it out here. I’m probably taking a little bit of time to kind of evaluate what my next steps might be professionally, but that’s kind of ancillary to just being here.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Charlotte RobinsonTrail name: TeachOccupation: Wildlife biologistHome: Rockville, Md.Age: 28“I’m trying to do this whole thing without planning ahead. I’m trying to find a sense of, like, ‘it’s going to be okay’ even if I don’t have like a crazy plan laid out for myself. And even if the plan changes, that’s okay too. Because unlike real life, I feel like anything that comes up, I have everything I need on my back. It’s really comforting.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Hee Jong Yang AND Haneul LeeAges: 32, 30Home: SOUTH KOREA“It’s our honeymoon, so we are walking together.”“I asked her to hike with me.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Alexis NewbyTrail name: Heat WaveOccupation: wilderness expedition therapyHome: Lafayette, In.Age: 29“I think there’s a healing power in nature, for sure. I think I’m a nicer, better person when I spend more time outside. There’s so many unexpected things that you find when you’re hiking. I found this on the PCT and so far I’ve found it here: Hikers, and the people surrounding the hiking community just kind of restores my faith in people. It’s just, it’s all good. People are friendly, they’re caring, and you’ll never go without. The trail always provides whatever you might need. Or even the things you think you don’t need but you do. The last trail I did, I hoped to find direction and purpose and stuff, and, uh, I didn’t. I just found a love of hiking. I’m just out here again, the same idea, right? It’s to find something I wanna do after this, something maybe a little more permanent or lasting. That would be the hope. Experience has shown that it won’t happen. But I’ll have a great time in the meantime.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Dan WordenTrail name: Dan in Real LifeDog’S name: ArizonaHome: Greenville, S.C.Age: 50“About six years ago I saw a Nat Geo special about the A.T., and ever since then it’s been calling me. I’m just out for a little hike in the woods. I’m trying to get out of the matrix for a little bit. It’s so easy to go to work, to come home, get up, and go to work. You get in that rut. That’s not living. I want to get off the couch and enjoy real life.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Kimberly KellyTrail name: Mama BearHome: Detroit, MiAGE: 27“I was supposed to do the hike last year, and then my grandmother who raised me passed away really suddenly and so I couldn’t do it. She always wanted me to live for myself more. So I started the trail on April 15, on her birthday, this year. I feel like since my grandma passed away—it’s been over a year now—I kinda let go of a lot of my self-discipline and self-care and all that, and I got really distracted with work and more unhealthy coping skills. I soak up people so easily, like their energy; I feel like it influences me in a lot of ways. I feel like I’m in a place now where I get to listen to my surroundings, not people.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Joseph KoontzTrail name: The HareHome: Raleigh, N.C.Age: 31“My mom brought me out. She just went through chemo for leukemia, and this was like a bucket list thing. With two weeks’ notice, she decided to bring me, and I’m really glad she did. She actually helped me by bringing me out here. When I come out of this, I know I’ll be a better person. I feel like I’ve already become a better person, just doing this. Physically, mentally, emotionally… just being around my mom’s been good for me, and just being around nature. I feel like I got lost the last six years. I mean, really it’s her illness: I thought she was going to die, so then I kind of gave up on myself. I got bogged down by that whole cliché of ‘How can bad things happen to good people?’ But then my mom recovered, and I thought, ‘Wait a second. Why am I messed up?’ Not only did she recover, but now she’s helping me recover. I will probably go back and finish college, or at least go back to working a legitimate job. This hike will help me figure it out.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Jacob CasavantTrail name: MobieHome: Winchendon, Mass.Age: 19“I didn’t want to wait until I had a mortgage or a family to do the things I actually wanted to do in life. I’m getting all the big accomplishments out of the way first, and then I’ll do college and all the boring shit. I wanna hike the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail and maybe Everest. There’s more going on out here than back home. I’m just trying to see really what my ability is. I feel like nobody tests themselves anymore, and I wanna know exactly what my limits are.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Casey PenceOccupation: preschool teacherHome: Portage, MiAge: 24“I think I already know myself, and that’s why I’m doing this. I’m not trying to find myself. It’s really just a reinforcement of my own power. In my life prior, I had never really done anything I could fail at. I had just done things I was good at. I’m not good at this, so it’s actually something I’m doing to really push myself. I quit my job, saved up. So I’ll kind of be starting from scratch once I’m done, but I have everyone’s support back home. I’m not too worried about it.”[nextpage title=”Read on!”]Daniel ZubeTrail name: ScreechOccupation: mechanical engineerHome: New HampshireAge: 34“I write haiku-like poems while I hike:Appalachian TrailInches wide but miles longConnecting peopleTo themselves and each otherAs life hastens us, it waitsThru-hiker hostel“Rest” is a relative termWash, dry, plan, food prepPeople who just won’t shut upSnoring orchestra bunk houseWe evolved to walkNot to sit, drive, stare, or swipeEfficiency gain?Relative to time, perhapsThere’s more to time than numbersDistracted hikerTyping poems into phoneSmack head on low branchlast_img read more

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Northport Man Killed in Car Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 42-year-old Northport man was killed when he crashed his car in Commack on Monday morning.Suffolk County police said Gregory Kelly was driving his Honda Civic southbound on Old Commack Road when he lost control of the car and hit a tree just south of Old Northport Road at 7 a.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He was driving alone at the time.Fourth Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img

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The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book list

first_imgUpdated 8.25.2020One question I’ve been asked since starting The CUInsight Experience podcast in January of 2019 is “where can I find a list of the books mentioned on the show?” Ask and you shall receive. Below is the list of every book recommended or talked about on the podcast with a link to Amazon for your purchasing pleasure. We will keep this list up-to-date with each guest.There have been a few that received multiple mentions and would be a good starting point to build your reading list; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, Dare to Lead by Brené Brown, Start with Why by Simon Sinek, and Good to Great by Jim Collins. I would personally add Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard to the list too.A simple google search in the future of “The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book list” will have your next book recommendation at your fingertips and Amazon will deliver to your door in a day or two. Enjoy!(We make a few nickels to help support the podcast if you’re kind enough to buy through the links below)Season One:Episode 1: Jim NussleThank You for Being Late by Thomas L. FriedmanThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen CoveyThe First 90 Days by Michael D. WatkinsEpisode 2: Gigi HylandStart with Why by Simon SinekNews of the World by Paulette JilesThe Shipping News by E. Annie ProulxEpisode 3: Dan BergerAwesomely Simple by John SpenceThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyEpisode 4: Jill NowackiLet My People Go Surfing by Yvon ChouinardThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoDare to Lead by Brené BrownEpisode 5: Chuck FaganThe First 90 Days by Michael D. WatkinsEpisode 6: John PembrokeThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyEpisode 7: Maria MartinezWho Moved My Cheese by Spencer JohnsonEpisode 8: Steve SwanstonThe Winner Within by Pat RileyBuilt to Last by Jim CollinsGood to Great by Jim CollinsCan’t Hurt Me by David GogginsEpisode 9: Maurice SmithSowing Seeds: Life Lessons from My Father by Maurice R. SmithJudgement Days by Nick KotzEpisode 10: Sam PaxsonWhy Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead… But Gutsy Girls Do by Kate WhiteEpisode 11: Doug LeightonIt’s Your Ship by Michael AbrashoffEpisode 12: Tracie KenyonTipping Point by Malcolm GladwellEpisode 13: Brett MartinezThe Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. PosnerMoney Rules by Jean ChatzkyHow We Choose to Be Happy by Rick Foster and Greg HicksEpisode 14: Dave AdamsDaring Greatly by Brene BrownThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. CoveyThe Customer Service Revolution by John R. Dijulius IIIEpisode 15: Mike WalshThe Algorithmic Leader by Mike WalshThe Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas by Mike WalshFuturetainment by Mike WalshEpisode 16: Diana DykstraWe talked about speed reading, Diana’s bookshelves, and her daughter’s 10,000 books but never mentioned a specific book in this episode. Whoops!Episode 17: Michael ReuterStart with Why by Simon SinekLeaders Eat Last by Simon SinekYou are a Badass by Jen SinceroEpisode 18: Jill NowackiDare to Lead by Brene BrownBecoming by Michelle ObamaLove You Forever by Robert MunschEpisode 19: Bryan ClagettThe Excellence Dividend by Tom PetersEpisode 20: Caroline Willard Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko10% Happier by Dan HarrisEpisode 21: Leo Ardine10% Happier by Dan HarrisEmotional Intelligence by Daniel GolemamThe Untethered Soul by Michael A. SingerDesert Solitaire by Edward AbbeyEpisode 22: Bradley Leimer1984 by George OrwellThe Art of Travel by Alain De BottonGeneration X by Douglas CouplandThe Castle in the Sand by Kosta PericEpisode 23: Jeanne Bliss Would You Do That to Your Mother by Jeanne BlissHow to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale CarnegieEpisode 24: John SpenceAwesomely Simple by John SpenceGood to Great by Jim CollinsThe Prophet by Kahlil GiibranA Strategy for Daily Living by Ari KievMan’s Search for Meaning by Victor FranklEpisode 25: Linda BodieThe Purple Cow by Seth GodinOh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. SeussEpisode 26: Lynette SmithManaging and Leading Well by Dan Berger and Anthony DemangoneThe Bible by Christian Art PublishersEpisode 27: Lois KitschChange Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne W. DyerEpisode 28: Adrian JohnsonBook of Proverbs by King James BibleThe Tortoise and the Hare by Janet StevensEveryday Millionaires by Chris HoganGrowing Money by Gail Karlitz and Debbie HonigEpisode 29: Charlie Amato Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela DuckworthEpisode 30: Teresa FreebornThe Purple Cow by Seth GodinEpisode 31: Neen JamesAttention Pays by Neen JamesFolding Time by Neen JamesThe 4-Hour Workweek by Tim FerrissThe 5 Love Languages by Gary ChapmanExactly What to Say by Phil JonesEpisode 32: Bob TrunzoFinding My Virginity by Richard BransonTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeEpisode 33: George HofheimerSarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver by Scott StosselEpisode 34: Melina PalmerA More Beautiful Question by Warren BergerEpisode 35: Mark WeberStart with Why by Simon SinekOnward by Howard SchultzThe E-Myth by Michael GerberThe Moment of Lift by Melinda GatesEpisode 36: Tansley StearnsThe Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton ChristensenA Prayer for Owen Meany by John IrvingNatchez Burning by Greg IlesEpisode 37: Jill NowackiWe Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia HunterBlindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin BanajiEpisode 38: Amy DownsFour Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesneyRadical Candor by Kim ScottGetting Things Done by David AllenThe Artist’s Way by Julia CameronThe Traveler’s Gift by Andy AndrewsGirl Wash Your Face by Rachel HollisGirl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel HollisEpisode 39: Lauren Culp Wolfpack by Abby WambachBrave Not Perfect by Reshma SaujaniBecoming by Michelle ObamaEpisode 40: John BratsakisValues-Based Leadership by Harry M. KraemerEpisode 41: Miriam De Dios WoodwardStrengthsfinder by Tom RathEmotional Intelligence by Daniel GolemamLean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl SandbergThe Trusted Advisor by David MaisterServant Leadership by Ken BlanchardBecoming by Michelle ObamaEpisode 42: Monica Belz Failing Forward by John C. MaxwellLeading for Growth by Ray DavisEpisode 43: Jim MorrellLife is What You Make It by Preeti ShenoyEpisode 44: Mollie BellDare to Lead by Brene BrownEpisode 45: Bill Cheney Good to Great by Jim CollinsBlue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan KimThe Northbound Train by Dr. Karl AlbrechtEpisode 46: Steph SherroddNo Ego by Cy WakemanMan’s Search for Meaning by Victor FranklEpisode 47: Julie FergusonThe Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey GitomerVagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf PottsEpisode 48: George OmbadoAllah is Not Obliged by Ahmadou KouroumaEpisode 49: Denise Wymore Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzieEpisode 50: Susan MitchellThink Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters by John Bielenberg and Mike BurnEpisode 51: Tom Kane In Search of Excellence by Thomas J Peter & Robert H WatermanGood to Great by Jim CollinsEpisode 52: Renee Sattiewhite Sowing Seeds: Life Lessons from My Father by Maurice R. SmithThe Purpose Driven Life by Rick WarrenThe Prayer of Jabez by Bruce H. WilkinsonThe Secret by Rhonda ByrneEpisode 53: Randy Smith (the season one finale)Sowing Seeds: Life Lessons from My Father by Maurice R. SmithThe Artist’s Way by Julia CameronSapiens by Yuval Noah HarariLet My People Go Surfing by Yvon ChouinardVagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf PottsThe 4-Hour Workweek by Tim FerrissThe Inevitable by Kevin KellyFactfullness by Hans Rosling (from the Bill Gates reading list in 2018)Creative Calling by Chase JarvisSeason Two:Episode 54: Chairman Rodney Hood Emotional Intelligence by Daniel GolemanMy Utmost for His Highest by Oswald ChambersA Gentleman in Moscow by Amor TowlesRules of Civility by Amor TowlesThe Most of P.G Wodehouse by P.G WodehouseEpisode 55: Deepthi DommarajuScrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff SutherlandStart With Why by Simon SinekEmotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis BradberryEpisode 56: Rachel ProssWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyThe Outward Mindset by The Arbinger InstituteLes Miserables by Victor HugoEpisode 57: Jeff Olson Start With Why by Simon SinekAny books by Vince Flynn, Brad Thor or Dan BrownEpisode 58: Rhonda HotardStart With Why by Simon SinekFind Your Why by Simon SinekThe Infinite Game by Simon SinekLet My People Go Surfing by Yvon ChouinardAnnie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris RadishEpisode 59: Anthony Hernandez The 48 Laws of Power by Robert GreeneLeadershock by Greg HicksLions Don’t Need to Roar by D.A BentonEpisode 60: Maria LaVelleThe Freedom Writers Diary by Erin GruwellSowing Seeds: Life Lessons From My Father by Maurice SmithEpisode 61: Ryan Donovan Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystalEpisode 62: Marlene Schwartz To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeEpisode 63: Joe HearnJoe’s not much of a book reader but you can find him thumbing through the Wall Street Journal daily.Episode 64: Jill Nowacki Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. SaadOhio by Stephen MarkleyEpisode 65: Todd ClarkEmpire Of The Summer Moon by S.C. GwynneEpisode 66: Carrie Hunt The Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayEpisode 67: Pete Hilger The Art of Racing in The Rain by Garth SteinEpisode 68: Lisa Brown The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark MansonEpisode 69: Bo McDonaldEgo is The Enemy by Ryan HolidayDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm GladwellEpisode 70: Denise StevensNo book mentioned. We’re going to have to circle back with Denise.Episode 71: Carrie BirkhoferBecoming the Parent You Want to Be by Laura DavisWho Moved My Cheese? by Spencer JohnsonEpisode 72: Keith MonsonLife Would Be Easy If It Weren’t For Other People by Connie PodestaEpisode 73: April ClobesThe Giving Tree by Shel SilversteinBel Canto by Ann PatchettThe Dutch House by Ann PatchettThe Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell by Eric SchmidtOnward: How Starbucks Fought for its Life Without Losing its Soul by Howard SchultzEpisode 74: Mark Arnold Leading for Growth: How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of Greatness by Ray DavisGrow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies by Jim StengelThe Revenue Growth Habit: The Simple Art of Growing Your Business by 15% in 15 Minutes Per Day by Alex GoldfaynEpisode 75: Mary Beth SpuckThe First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded by Michael WatkinsThe 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim HulingEpisode 76: James SchenckAtlas Shrugged by Ayn RandEpisode 77: Cathie Mahon The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey by Ernesto Che GuevaraOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia MarquezSay Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden KeefeEpisode 78: Marsha MajorsWho Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth BlanchardBecoming by Michelle ObamaEpisode 79: James WilemanThe Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick M. LencioniTraction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino WickmanAny book by a Lakers player or coachEpisode 80: Monica DavyWhite Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngeloBetween The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi CoatesBecoming by Michelle ObamaEpisode 81: Mark AlguardDavid Copperfield by Charles DickensEpisode 82: Jill NowackiBe a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! by Stephen ManesMe and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F Saad and Robin DiAngeloEpisode 83: Brian BranchWay of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity by Norman WirzbaEpisode 84: Chuck PurvisHas been reading more than ever but not books. Keeping up on the news and how fast things are changing.Episode 85: Joanne Todd Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl SandbergThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullersEpisode 86: Ken CahoonThe Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel RuizThe SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. CoveyGood to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim CollinsGreat by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim CollinsLeaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon SinekThe Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick LencioniThe First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded by Michael D. WatkinsEpisode 87: Christina O’BrienOh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. SeussEpisode 88: Brian SchoolsSafe Enough to Soar by Frederick A. Miller and Judith Katz 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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You can help build the Super Cooper Memorial Playground this summer

first_imgThe community knows Cooper Busch as “Super Cooper” because of his incredible strength as a young boy in his fight against Leukemia. Cooper was only four-years-old when he passed away in May 2018 and since then, the Busch family has been using his memory as a way to give back to children across the state. To contact the family and learn more, you can find the information on the Super Cooper Saves the Day Facebook page. The playgyround was set to be built in May 2020 around his birthday, but the pandemic delayed a big part of the project. Tara says she felt bad she couldn’t do it sooner, but says Cooper always taught her to go with the flow, and eventually, she finally is able to see her project come to life. “Cooper would be all over this playground. He was always running around, getting into mischief,” said Tara as she reminisced on the memories with her beloved son. CHENANGO BRIDGE (WBNG) — It’s been almost two years in planning, and finally the Super Cooper Memorial playground is seeing an end-product in sight. “Now that we know it’s safe enough to, we got all the materials in locally now so they’re being stored, which is really exciting,” said Tara. You can help build the program, too! Simply by volunteering your time or purchasing a fence picket with your name or business title enagraved, you can be a part of this community project. Tara says she is planning on building the playground from July 15 to July 17. In those three days, she needs 20 volunteers for each shift in the morning, afternoon, and evening hours. In summer of 2018, Cooper’s mom, Tara, and her family proposed the idea of a playground for kids in the area in Cooper’s name.last_img read more

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President-elect Joe Biden to announce Covid task force on Monday

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – President-elect Joe Biden is expected on Monday to announce the members of his coronavirus task force, who will be charged with crafting a plan to curb the spread of the coronavirus as it reaches record-high levels.The task force will be co-chaired by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University, a Biden campaign official told NBC. Axios first reported on the announcement.The announcement, which will come before the president-elect has named any of his senior White House staff or cabinet appointments, signals how high of a priority the pandemic response is to Biden.- Advertisement – “His work needs to begin right now. He needs to begin communicating the urgency of actions with the American people,” she said in a phone interview. “His biggest challenge is going to be getting people to follow his recommendations. He can have the best policies and even the best way to implement his policies, but unless you can win the hearts and minds of the American people, it’s not going to make a difference.”Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, said if the country continues on its current path, the U.S. could have more than half a million Covid-19 deaths before Biden takes office.“It’s going to get much worse this winter,” she said. “We are surging all across the country. There are firestorms of Covid-19 that we’re seeing in virtually every part of the country, and it is getting worse by the day.”Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician at Brown University, echoed Wen’s concerns about the months ahead.“The worst days of the pandemic are almost certainly still ahead of us,” she said. “This virus is now spread across the entire United States. When the first surge came, it was localized to the Northeast in New England, New York, New Jersey. In the second wave, it was the South and Southwest. But now we’re seeing it literally takeover hospitals across the country.”She added that a Biden presidency gives her hope of a nationally coordinated response to the pandemic, but until Jan. 20, “it’s like we’re on our own.”Ranney added that several of her “colleagues and friends,” whom she declined to name, will serve on Biden’s coronavirus task force and will help him “hit the ground running on day one” when he takes office.“But the trouble is, even with hitting the ground running on day one, it’s going to take two months to manufacture adequate PPE,” she said. “Even if on day one, he says, ‘I’m going to create a mask mandate,’ it’s going to take a while to disseminate that and to get the messaging out.”center_img Biden will not be sworn into office until Jan. 20, when epidemiologists and medical experts say the country could be in a dire situation with the pandemic, if current trends continue. On the day NBC News projected Biden would win the election, the U.S. reported its third-straight record spike in daily new coronavirus cases, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Average daily new cases are rising by at least 5% in 47 states and the District of Columbia, according to a CNBC analysis of Hopkins data. Dr. Leana Wen, the former Baltimore health commissioner, said Biden will have his work cut out for him when he assumes office in January. She added, though, that he can begin encouraging compliance with public health measures even before he officially takes office.- Advertisement – Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden smiles as he takes off his mask to speak about the voting results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 4, 2020.Kevin Lemarque | Reuterslast_img read more

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Model of dual education in tourism: Lošinj’s Jadranka Group became Bernays’ partner from the tourism sector

first_imgSo logical, normal and natural – the cooperation of educational institutions and tourism companies where students learn concretely and practically in the real sector, while studying, ie through the model of dual education. A model that should always have been like that, but unfortunately it is not, that’s why we have all sorts of problems in our tourism. It is through the dual education system that the quality vocational and tourism strength of Austrian and German education is established, where classes are held about 60 percent in companies and 40 percent in schools.However, thanks to the cooperation with Jadranka Group, Bernays students of Edward Bernays College of Communication Management will gain their specific knowledge and concrete practical experiences from the tourism sector under the mentorship of experienced experts of this internationally awarded company and the largest employer in the Cres-Lošinj archipelago. Great story, synergy and win-win for everyone.As pointed out by Bernays, by introducing study programs in the field of tourism, Bernays continues to implement its own model of dual education and increase the number of partner organizations involved in its implementation. “Bernays’ cooperation with the business sector has been an imperative of this university since day one. It is thanks to the unique approach to higher education and the numerous partnerships we have achieved so far that Bernays has become a recognizable higher education institution, not only within the academic community, but also within the business community itself. The potential of Bernays and its role in creating a new generation of tourism professionals was among the first to be recognized by Jadranka Group, which supported us in developing study programs and became our partner in their education, for which, on behalf of the entire Bernays development and academic team, I thank them.”, Said Mario Petrovic, President of the Board of Bernays, adding that Bernays’ study of tourism offers students training under the mentorship of experienced experts from one of the leading tourism companies in Croatia and also the largest employer in the Cres-Losinj archipelago.Jadranka Group has been successfully operating in the field of tourism and trade for 70 years, and the result is a respectable portfolio that brings together the flagships of today’s catering, tourism and trade offer. The group is known for its superior and unique service, continuous investments in improving the offer, but also investing in human resources and employee education and student scholarships. Thanks to that, in addition to numerous international recognitions and awards in the categories of excellence and innovation, Jadranka Group was named the third best employer in the category of large companies. “In the tourism sector, as a key branch of the Croatian economy, we are witnessing that from year to year we are facing increasing demand, and a decreasing supply of educated and quality staff to work in tourism. At the same time, staff is a necessary prerequisite for maintaining a high level of service and offer, which is recognized by increasingly demanding tourists, especially those who choose hotels of the highest categories for their stay. Therefore, we are glad that Jadranka Group is the first partner of the new tourism studio and we are sure that it will make a great contribution to the theoretical and practical education of new, competent staff and strengthening their position in the market.”, Said the President of the Management Board of Jadranka Group Sanjin Šolić.Also, within the new study vertical at Bernays, the Department of Tourism has been established, which will include courses that will provide future students with the basis for acquiring the necessary knowledge for quality management and marketing in tourism in the context of undergraduate study “Tourism Destination Management and Marketing”. knowledge and skills necessary to perform the most complex tasks in the field of tourism experience management in the graduate study “Tourism Experience Management”. “In addition to daily work, the Department of Tourism will take special care that lecturers from the Department develop in both academic and scientific terms, publish scientific papers in prestigious journals and participate in relevant conferences in the country and abroad. One of the most important tasks in the end is to participate with their students in various projects that will make a tangible contribution to the development of tourism in Croatia.”, Said the head of the Department of Tourism, Dr. sc. Romana Lekić pointed out that special attention will be paid to the development of partnerships and cooperation between lecturers and cooperation with the real tourism sector, which needs to be listened to all the time, while developing cooperation with other similar tourism studies in the country and abroad.Great collaboration, that there are at least more collaborations and stories like this. Jadranka Group will certainly not have problems with a qualified workforce because with this cooperation they will be able to select and have students under their “supervision” in the database, of course if it meets the expectations of students and interests them enough. On the other hand, this kind of cooperation gives credibility to Bernays and students with practical knowledge and experience, and after graduation they will certainly have no problem finding a job because they will be at least 5 years ahead of everyone. They will have concrete practical experience, combine theory and burst, and will be ready for the “first” business challenges on the first day after graduation.Hoteliers would currently pay for the finished manager like dry gold.Win-Win for everyone. That’s it, smart enough.last_img read more

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Promotion of Croatia as a safe and desirable nautical destination on the Nautical Channel

first_imgCroatian National Tourist Board through the show “Safe Harbor promotes nautical tourism on Nautical Channel, followed by more than 200 million viewers in over 100 countries. This year we finally experienced done upgrade our nautical tourism. Average consumption of nautical tourists is 126 euros per day, and in the charter 183 euros per day. More than 30 percent of that money is spent on other forms of tourism, from cultural to wine and gastronomic offerings, according to research TOMAS NAUTIKA YACHTING 2017 This is one of the good examples of meaning CNTB, as a national tourism organization with the main goal of promoting our tourism and brand on the global stage. Of course, one project does not make a strategy, but it is certainly commendable to position our nautical tourism on one of the best nautical platforms. A total of 20 five-minute shows from various Croatian nautical destinations will be broadcast with the aim of representing Croatia as safe and desirable nautical destinations and attracting as many sailors as possible to our country. By the way, the Nautical Channel was created in 2011, by merging the Sailing Channel and the Yacht & Sail channel, and is broadcast via hundreds of well-known world platforms. The content of this program is focused on sailing and nautical sports, surfing, kite-boarding, nautical news, travel and interviews with famous athletes.  Destinations that will be promoted through 20 shows on the Nautical Channel are Vis, Dubrovnik, Cres, Korcula, Rovinj, Split, Mali Losinj, Primosten, Rab, Brac, Skradin, Makarska, Pag, Murter, Omis, Vodice, Ugljan, Ston, Sibenik and Dugi otok. So from now on through the service “e-Nautics“Ministries of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, enabled online application the arrival of a foreign vessel or a Croatian boat in Croatian territorial waters, for the purpose of payment and taking over the electronic confirmation of payment of the navigation safety fee. Also, it finally makes it possible for boaters online tourist tax payment. According to the CNTB, in addition to the tourist offer of the destinations themselves, the shows will present various attractions and attractions for boaters, safe ports and bays, marinas and a rich Croatian eno-gastronomic offer. Special emphasis in the shows was placed on excellent Croatian traffic position and proximity to emitting markets, and staying on nautical vessels has been highlighted as one of the safest forms of accommodation.center_img In the summer part of this year, nautical charter achieved 70 percent of last year’s result, only in the previous part of September, almost 200 nights in nautical charter were realized. As we know, nautical is the first to open and close the tourist season in our tourism, with a fleet of over 4.300 vessels, more than 140 nautical tourism ports with over 17.000 berths and over a million cruise passengers, Croatia is certainly nautical superpower and we are one of the most important nautical destinations not only in the Mediterranean but also globally. Croatia as a leader in nautical tourism Namely, the e-Citizens system, which currently has over 800.000 users, has been richer by three more e-services since the beginning of this year. One of the novelties, at least as far as tourism is concerned, is a new service through “e-Nautics”. So this year it is open and multilingual portal nautika.evisitor.hr which guides boaters in a simple and clear way through the process of registration and payment of tourist tax. For promotion of nautical tourism you should definitely take a look at our main communication web platform Croatia.hr , which brings various articles and information on nautical tourism. News for boaters and nautical tourism Photo: bohdanchreptak, Pixabay.comlast_img read more

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Jamaica calls for joint collaboration to tackle Chikungunya

first_img Tweet 27 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Jamaica calls for joint collaboration to tackle Chikungunya by: – April 8, 2014 Sharing is caring! FERGUSON… the only effective means of prevention is to protect individuals from mosquito bitesHEALTH Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson wants a collaborative approach with governments, non-governmental organisations and the private sector in the Americas to combat the spread of the Chikungunya (CHIK) disease, which is already affecting some countries in the Caribbean.The minister was participating in a tele-briefing last Friday to launch World Health Day 2014, which was observed yesterday, April 7, under the theme: ‘Small Bite, Big Threat’.CHIK is transmitted by the bite of the Aedes mosquito, which also transmits dengue fever. It has a three- to-seven-day incubation period and can cause acute, sub-acute and chronic illness.In the acute form of the disease, there is an abrupt onset of symptoms, which include high fever, headache, muscle pain, joint pains and rash. The symptoms generally resolve in seven to 10 days, but joint pains and stiffness may last for months or years, and can become a source of chronic pain and disability. Infants and the elderly are at greater risk for more severe pain.The launch, which was held at the offices of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, was one of several simultaneous launches held at PAHO/World Health Organisation (WHO) offices in the Americas and focused on a call to action to step up the fight against vector-borne diseases in the Americas.Ferguson indicated that the first two CHIK cases originating in the Americas were detected in the Dutch/French Caribbean island of St Maarten/St Martin on December 6, 2013, and that imported cases had been previously reported in Brazil, Canada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and the United States. Although outbreaks of the disease took place as early as 1952, it was the first time that the CHICK was originating in the Americas.“To date, 10 countries and territories in the region have recorded autochthonous cases of CHIK infection — Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin (French), Saint Maarten, St Barthelemy and St Kitts and Nevis. In addition, one imported case has been recorded in Aruba,” he added.The minister pointed out that there was no treatment or vaccine for CHIK, and that the only effective means of prevention is to protect individuals from mosquito bites. He said Jamaica was at risk because of the broad distribution of the vector, as well as the high mobility of persons around the region.He suggested that all countries in the Americas implement the recommendations of PAHO/WHO in the guidelines entitled: ‘Preparedness and Response for Chikungunya Virus, Introduction in the Americas’. These include detection of cases through establishing and strengthening dengue surveillance systems; managing cases through training and assessment of impact on society; and implementation of effective public communication strategies.Other speakers at the tele-briefing, organised by the WHO/PAHO, were director, US Centre for Disease Control, Dr Tom Frieden; US Global Malaria Co-ordinator Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer; Secretary for Health Surveillance of Brazil Dr Jarbas Barbosa; and director, PAHO/WHO, Dr Carissa F Etienne.Jamaica Observerlast_img read more

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Real Madrid plot Mbappe raid as PSG ready £50m deal before Euros

first_imgParis Saint-Germain are ready to pull out all the stops to keep Kylian Mbappe out of Real Madrid’s clutches amid fears they could lose him for £100million.Advertisement The Galacticos have long-been plotting a swoop for the 21-year-old French World Cup winner.And now they believe they have devised a plan to get the hotshot for a cut-price £100million in 2021.Mbappe, who currently pockets around £125,000, is out of contract in 2022.And Madrid are ready to employ similar tactics to those used to nab Eden Hazard from Chelsea last summer to get their man.Today’s report in AS claims they will wait another 18 months before launching a move.The hotshot will then be in the final year of his contract, with the Spanish giants hoping to convince him not to renew in order to pile pressure on PSG to sell cheap rather than lose him for free 12 months later.However, a “dizzying” new offer could change everything – and it will be on the table ahead of this summer’s Euro 2020.PSG want to get their striker’s situation sorted as quickly as possible and hope to do so by offering to move Mbappe into the same wage bracket as Ronaldo and Messi, who net a basic weekly pay packet of £510,000-a-week and £541,796.They hope to help finance the package through the ex-Monaco ace’s off-field worth.Read Also: PSG’s Neymar a Champions League doubt for Dortmund last 16 tripSince his and Neymar’s arrival in 2018, Nike decided to extend their sponsorship with the club from £21m-a-year to £63m, with shirt sales also booming.But Madrid president Florentino Perez knows the economic return Mbappe would bring, which AS state would mean “part of his salary would be paid”.Mbappe is believed to have snubbed two offers from PSG to renew so far, but hopes appear high that it will be third time lucky for the Parisians.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Loading… And they are willing to make him as well-paid as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in order to convince him to stay long-term.last_img read more

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Gunmen ambush drug suspect

first_imgThe shooting happened at around 8:10a.m. It was an ambush, too. Bacanto was driving a motorcycle. This was the second case of slaying inIloilo city and province in just seven days involving motorcycle-riding gunmen.On Sept. 11 a 72-year-old farmer was shot to death in Barangay Cabugao Norte,Santa Barbara, Iloilo. ROAD TO PERDITION. A police officer checks this road in Barangay Rizal, Lapuz, Iloilo City where a drug suspect was ambushed by two motorcycle-riding gunmen yesterday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2019. The 42-year-old Roy Goco died while being rushed to the West Visayas State University Medical Center. Goco was arrested in a buy-bust operation of the police in November 2016 then charged with violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. IAN PAUL CORDERO Goco was a resident of Barangay MacArthur, La Paz. He was arrested in a buy-bust operation of the police inNovember 2016 then charged with violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Actof 2002, said Police Major Mark Evan Salvo, La Paz police chief. Witnesses told the police Goco’sattackers were two men on a motorcycle. They fired several shot. Security cameras of establishmentsnear the crime scene recorded the ambush, according to Barangay Captain Wilson Allona,but as of this wring the police have not named any suspects. Police believed, however, that landdispute sparked the killing of Gilcito Bacanto and not illegal drugs.center_img The 42-year-old Roy Goco died whilebeing rushed to the West Visayas State University Medical Center in Jarodistrict. Goco was detained at the IloiloDistrict Jail in Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo but secured early freedom in aplea bargaining agreement, Salvo added. ILOILO City – Two weeks after he wasreleased from prison for a drug case, a resident of La Paz district wasambushed while cycling in Barangay Rizal, Lapuz district yesterday afternoon. The victim was on his way to his farmwhen attacked, according to Police Major Fernand Limbungan, Santa Barbarapolice chief. Days prior to the attack, Bacantoreported to the police he had received death threats. He said some persons wereinterested in the farm he was cultivating./PNlast_img read more

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