82 * Includes testing conducted at the Health Department Laboratory, commercial labs and other public health labs.+ Death occurring in persons known to have COVID-19. Death certificate may be pending. Hospitalization data is provided by the Vermont Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition and is based on hospitals updating this information.Find more at the data dashboard: healthvermont.gov/currentactivity(link is external).Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities and Adult Day ProgramsFind guidance for long-term care facilities(link is external) and adult day programs(link is external), on the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living’s Restart Vermont web page(link is external).Guidance for Vermonters and BusinessesHealth information, guidance and data: healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)By sector guidance: accd.vermont.gov/covid-19(link is external)Travel map and modeling: dfr.vermont.gov/about-us/covid-19/modeling(link is external)Governor’s actions: governor.vermont.gov/covid19response(link is external)Get the information you need at our Frequently Asked Questions(link is external).School Guidance Strong and Healthy Start: Safety and Health Guidance for Vermont Schools(link is external)Strong and Healthy Start FAQ: Transitioning from Step II to Step III(link is external)Mental Health: A Strong and Healthy Start: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Supports During COVID-19(link is external)Sports: Fall Sports Programs for the 2020-2021 School Year(link is external)Child care: Health Guidance for Child Care and Out of School Care(link is external)More resources on our Schools, Colleges and Child Care Programs web page(link is external).Traveler InformationVisit our Travel to Vermont(link is external) web page for information and guidance, including about quarantine requirements, testing and to sign up with Sara Alert for symptom check reminders(link is external).The cross-state travel map(link is external) is updated each Tuesday.Getting Tested for COVID-19Anyone can get tested, but not everyone needs to get tested.Talk with your health care provider If you think you should be tested for COVID-19.If you don’t have a provider, dial 2-1-1, or contact the nearest federally qualified health center(link is external) or one of Vermont’s free & referral clinics(link is external).Visit our testing web page(link is external) for more guidance and where to get tested if you do need it.Take Care of Your Emotional and Mental HealthIf you or someone you know is in crisis or needs emotional support, help is available 24/7:Call your local mental health crisis line(link is external). Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(link is external) at 1-800-273-8255.Text VT to 741741 to talk with someone at the Crisis Text Line(link is external).For more information visit healthvermont.gov/suicide(link is external).Get self-help tips and connect to mental health services at COVID Support VT(link is external).See ways for Coping with Stress(link is external). People completed monitoring 1,971(16 new) Number 180,694 Hospitalized under investigation 1 58 9,849 Contacts monitored 3 536 Travelers monitored People tested 1,708 Deaths+ Total people recovered Total cases* Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)October 21, 2020New or updated information is in red and bold.This update is available online at healthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)Click the “See the Latest Update” button.Please visit the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 web and data pageshealthvermont.gov/covid19(link is external)COVID-19 Data in ChildrenChildren make up 13% of Vermont’s COVID-19 cases, with 30% of them 18 or 19 years old.To learn more about cases of COVID-19 among children in Vermont — defined as age 19 and younger — take a look at our latest Weekly Data Summary(link is external) (starting on p.19) The Summary is updated each week and is an excellent source of visualized COVID-19 Vermont data, including race and ethnicity, testing, outbreaks, common symptoms in children, and more.Dispose of your unused, unwanted & expired prescription drugs on Take Back DayThis Saturday, October 24, is Prescription Drug Take Back Day — when you can dispose of leftover prescription and over-the-counter drugs safely at a collection site near you.The Take Back Day scheduled for last April was cancelled due to the pandemic, “so this is a great opportunity to make up for lost time,” said Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD.“More than half of people who misuse prescription medication get it from a friend or relative — often straight out of the medicine cabinet,” Dr. Levine said. “We already know COVID-19 is taking a toll on Vermonters with substance use disorder, and unfortunately, we have seen an increase in opioid fatalities this year compared to last year. By disposing of medications safely — especially prescription painkillers — you can do your part to keep anyone from ever misusing them.”So, this coming weekend, grab your unused medications, of course your mask, before heading to a drop-off location. Get more info at healthvermont.gov/doyourpart(link is external).And remember, you don’t have to wait for a Take Back Day either — many drug disposal sites in Vermont are permanent. Or you can request a free mail-back envelope through our website. Get Your Flu Shot – Stay Healthy and Prevent a “Twindemic”It’s especially important for everyone to get their flu shot this year – when flu viruses and the new coronavirus may be spreading at the same time. Help keep flu out of the picture!We encourage everyone older than 6 months old (with rare exceptions), and especially people in a high-risk group(link is external) or who have underlying health conditions to get their flu vaccine.Go to healthvermont.gov/flu(link is external) to learn more about the flu, the vaccine and find where to get a flu shot near you.Case InformationCurrent COVID-19 Activity in VermontAs of 12 p.m. on October 21, 2020 Description Currently hospitalized
A rendering of how the Gateway development will look.By Holly CookFinal development plans for the Mission Gateway site passed through the city’s Planning Commission Monday with a vote of 8-1.The $162 million project outlined during this week’s meeting was virtually the same as what was put before the Mission City Council in December 2016 by developer Tom Valenti of Cameron Group LLC.Plans include construction of a hotel, apartment building, restaurant and retail space and potentially an office building. The site will also include a partially free-standing parking structure and courtyard with seating and a performance area.Construction will roll out in three phases. The first phase will develop the apartment building with retail and restaurant space. The second phase will develop a 200-room Aloft and Element hotel and restaurant.The final phase will develop three buildings in the area previously slated for the Walmart Superstore at the corner of Johnson Drive and Roe Avenue. Walmart backed out as a potential tenant in October 2016. According to Valenti these three buildings will serve as “placeholders” until tenants are secured.Valenti said they would like to start the first phase of construction “as soon as possible” but did not provide details on a timeline. Previously Valenti had planned to initiate construction at the end of this month.The commission did not delve into a construction start date or how tax-increment financing (TIF) or community improvement district (CID) funds may be leveraged to finance the plans.Instead Monday’s discussion centered on a presentation of the modern-style design planned for the development.Buildings will be wrapped in corrugated metal, stained cedar, aluminum composite panels and precast concrete. The proposed color scheme used mostly blues and greys with a pop of canary yellow.City Planner Danielle Murray said the plans complied with Johnson Drive design guidelines.Planning Commissioner Robin Dukelow said she liked the usage of yellow as an accent color.“I think it’s kind of fun, but that’s just my opinion,” she said.Planning Commissioner Jim Brown said he did not care for the heavy usage of metal and voted against approving the plans for that reason.“It just seems like a lot of corrugated metal,” he said.City staff determined the sign criteria outlined in the plan was not sufficient and recommended the commission revisit that piece at a later time.Planning Commissioner Stuart Braden made the motion to accept the proposal, minus the sign component.
Tascam just launched the Tascam BD‑MP1 professional-grade Blu-ray player and a new remote control. The BD‑MP1 Blu-ray player includes HDCP support, power-on playback as well as protective user control options. The RC-W100 is a wall-mountable programmable remote controller that extends a sound reinforcement system where the Tascam MX-8A matrix mixer is at the center.Both new products will be available through November 2019; the BD-MP1 is £385.00 and the RC-W100 is £125.00.The single rack space BD-MP1 also has universal media ports that plays file formats via three input slots — disc tray (Blu-ray/DVD/CD), USB flash or SD card. In addition to its input options, the BD-MP1 supports all popular media and file formats include Blue-ray (BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE), DVD (DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW), CD (CD-DA, CD-R), Video (MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 AVC, VC-1, AVCHD, WMV), Image (JPEG, GIF, PNG) and Audio (LPCM, MP3, AAC, WMA).The Power-on Play feature enables content to automatically begin playing immediately on power up, without having to engage the BD-MP1’s Play feature. With Power-on Play active and Repeat Mode set to “on,” content will automatically start, loop and play continuously until system power is turned off. In installed setups, this means a single power up of the integrated AV system will begin playing and looping content without having to press the play button.The BD-MP1’s HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) Auto mode is a unique feature. When the AUTO ON feature is engaged, even If the playback content that is connected to the HDCP support device is not copyright protected, encryption remains off and the content will play seamlessly.In addition to remote control operation, all playback functions can be accessed locally from the front panel control buttons if desired (stop, play, pause, skip, repeat). Playback controls can be locked from accidental changes or non-authorized use via a front panel Lock button. For integrated commercial systems where remote control operation beyond IR is desired, the BD-MP1 offers both RS232C and IP network connectivity. The unit’s RS232C port enables seamless, reliable two-way status feedback and control between devices, while Ethernet connectivity streamlines connectivity for integrated system control and operation.See related Tascam Intros New Series of High-Resolution USB Audio InterfacesConnection of display monitors or televisions is quick and easy via the unit’s back panel HDMI plug-and-play port. When it comes to professional audio quality and commercial integration, the BD-MP1 is pure TASCAM. 7.1 Surround Sound connectors are provided on the rear panel for fully immersive, rich audio playback in any commercial installation. Additionally, professional-grade XLR balanced stereo analogue outputs as well as RCA unbalanced stereo are offered. Coaxial and digital audio out connections round off the BD-MP1’s audio feature-set, accommodating professional-grade digital audio output formats including Dolby, DTS and others. Playback of two-channel linear PCM is also supported.The TASCAM BD-MP1 is a professional-grade Blu-ray player for commercial installations that extends the legacy of TASCAM’s BD-01U Blu-ray player. The BD-MP1 expands on the BD-01U’s legacy and feature-set, adding powerful remote control, performance features and user interface functionality, while accepting all popular media and file formats via multiple input slots.Here’s a video we shot of the BD-MP1 at ISE 2020. Here are the details on the TASCAM BD-MP1.Tascam has introduced the RC-W100, a wall-mountable programmable remote controller which extends the comfort of any sound reinforcement system where the Tascam MX-8A matrix mixer is at the center.Four switch buttons and one encoder with push-button function allow users to select between four or eight audio sources, adjust volume levels and mute sound in a permanently installed audio system. The easy-to-read, illuminated display provides information about the selected audio source and the current volume setting.Up to eight controllers can be used with one mixer by daisy-chaining the units via an RS485 connection with a cable length of up to 200 meters. End-users can be prevented from making mistakes by assigning only necessary functions to the encoder and switches using the Tascam MX Connect configuration software.Here are the details.
Scientific American: Back in December, there was a study that appeared in The British Journal of Psychology that got a fair amount of buzz. The paper looked at the influence that magazines aimed at young men (“lads’ mags”) might have on how the young people who read them perceive their social reality.Among other things, the researchers found that the subjects in the study found the descriptions of women given by convicted sex offenders and lads’ mags are well nigh indistinguishable, and that when a quote was identified as from a lads’ mag (no matter what its actual source), subjects were more likely to say that they identified with the view it expressed than if the same quote was identified as coming from a rapist.Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >
The New York Times: In the early 1990s, I went to Philadelphia on a Mormon mission and lived in a tough section of the city. One day I received a letter from a friend. In it was $100 and instructions to spend it doing something nice for someone else. No spending the money on myself.It was the holiday season, and I figured it would be fun to provide a great dinner for a family we had recently met who was clearly going to go without. We bought a turkey, stuffing, all the fixings, a pie and small gifts. I still remember leaving the box of food on the doorstep, knocking a few times and running.We watched from a hiding place as someone came to the door, looked at the food, looked around, gathered it all up and went inside. I have no idea what the reaction was after that. We never saw that family again, but I do know that the experience ranks among the best I had during that time in my life.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >
In order not to lose the custom of winter preparation, to highlight traditional products in relation to other products on the market, and to help small producers in marketing their products and connecting with consumers, the Ministry of Agriculture launched the project “Winter and Indigenous Products Fair” .For the second year in a row, the Fair of Winter and Indigenous Products will be held on Ban Jelačić Square in Zagreb, from October 28 to 30, and visitors will be able to visit the Fair every day from 8:00 to 20:00, except on Sunday, October 30. when the Fair closes at 13 p.m. “The great interest of visitors to last year’s event and the satisfaction of exhibitors, encouraged us to enable the participation of as many as 118 exhibitors from all Croatian counties, and in the organization of the 2nd Winter and Indigenous Products Fair, in addition to the Ministry of Agriculture and the City of Zagreb. young farmers. ” point out from the Ministry of AgricultureThe first Fair of Winter and Indigenous Products was organized last year in Zagreb’s central square, where 77 small producers who produce winter and other indigenous products were presented, including those whose names are protected by labels from the quality system for agricultural and food products. The opening ceremony of the Fair will be on Friday, October 28 at 12:00. “Our country has a rich gastronomic tradition and offer, and our goal is that as many domestic indigenous products as possible soon find their way to European designations of origin and geographical origin. The Ministry will always be at the service of producers and help them reach their goal together. Winter is traditionally prepared throughout Croatia, and who is not skilled in their own kitchen or is eager for new ideas and tastes, let them join us at the three-day fair in the center of Zagreb. “, he said Minister Tomislav Tolušić on the eve of the opening of this year’s Fair of Winter and Indigenous Products.Photo: Dražen Bota / Source: CNTBGreat story and project, support indigenous products and small producers, they make a living from it, and so should our tourism. This is the meaning of tourism – getting to know and exploring a different way of life and thus a new gastronomy. We have something to be proud of and we have something to show to the world, we just have to sell what we are or in other words, let’s be what we are – Croats, that must be our tourist product.By the way, Croatia currently has Krk prosciutto, Extra virgin olive oil Cres, Neretva mandarins, Ogulin sauerkraut / Ogulin sauerkraut, Baranja kulen, Lika potato, Istrian potato, Istrian sauerkraut on the list of autochthonous treasures, ie protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications. , Dalmatian prosciutto, Poljički soparnik, Zagorje turkey, Krk olive oil, Korčula olive oil, Pag lamb and Šolta olive oil
From New Mexico House Democrats:SANTA FE – In a huge victory for the voters of New Mexico, a Democratic bill ensuring safe and accessible election amidst the COVID-19 pandemic this November passes the House.Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque), and Rep. Linda Trujillo (D-Albuquerque), establishes clear guidelines for the Secretary of State and county clerks to conduct safe and efficient elections despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Senate Bill 4 provides county clerks the option to mail ballot applications to registered voters – a proven method to increase voter participation – in addition to the currently used in-person voting convenience centers and election day polling locations. Currently two states provide a county option for casting votes by mail.“Despite the pandemic, we’re safeguarding our democracy by making it easier than ever for New Mexico’s voters to cast their ballots in November,” said Rep. Linda Trujillo (D-Santa Fe). “The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges, but voting should not be one of them. This bill is the culmination of a lot of work between many stakeholders and we should all be proud that our right to vote is going to be safeguarded.”Senate Bill 4 also responds to the hurdles of holding elections in an ongoing pandemic, containing provisions that require Personal Protection Equipment for poll workers, requires use of COVID-safe practices, and authorizes the Department of Health Secretary to establish county-specific public health requirements in response to regional public health concerns. Counties will also provide polling locations within hard-hit tribal nations and pueblos – an issue area that has been a point of contention in past elections.Senate Bill 4 also adds intelligent barcodes to ballots for better tracking, and allows additional time before an election to request an absentee ballot, and more explicit instruction on mail-in deadlines. These measures expire after the 2020 general election.New Mexico House Democrats believe voting should be safe, easy and accessible. Senate Bill 4 is a big step in achieving our goal of removing all obstacles between New Mexicans and their right to vote. Senate Bill 4 passed the House in a 44-26 vote, and now goes to the Governor’s desk.
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