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‘Virtual marathons’ see a spike as runners crave a fix and organizers fight to keep them engaged helpNYC is excited to announce that Peachez, the famed New York City entertainer, artist, and community activist will return to host Spooktacular BINGO, A Horrifying Halloween Fundraiser for helpNYC. Peachez hosted an overwhelming successful fundraiser in October for the community organization. helpNYC, founded by stage manager, publicist, and entertainment vetran Josh Parkin-Ring, connects New Yorkers […] Let’s discuss the efficacy of lockdowns. Texas officials are facing backlash after deciding to allow social workers to turn away clients on the basis of their disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. David Tennant thought he and his wife were an “unlikely life partnership” when they first met.

Inscribed hieroglyphics cover an obelisk in foreground. A stone statue is in background.

[short stories] seem to answer something very deep in our nature as if, for the duration of its telling, something special has been created, some essence of our experience extrapolated, some temporary sense has been made of our common, turbulent journey towards the grave and oblivion.[61]

Sculpture in Berlin depicting a stack of books on which are inscribed the names of great German writers.

  • History of books
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    • Hogan, P. Colm (2011). What Literature Teaches Us about Emotion. New York: Cambridge University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
    • Paris, B.J. (1986). Third Force Psychology and the Study of Literature. Cranbury: Associated University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
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    best LG monitor for work and play (video) – Wonderfully Curated News

    best LG monitor for work and play (video) – Wonderfully Curated News

    If you’re looking for the best monitor there is for pretty much any task you wanna throw at it, this is it. With 178 FoV, elegant design, great color accuracy, plenty of connectivity options, and tiltable design, the LG 38WN95C is our Editor’s Choice for the best monitor in its class.

    This is the LG 38WN95C, what the company dubs as a wider, well-rounded experience, and what I’m gonna call one of my favorite products of 2020. See, one of the biggest challenges with what I do is that I can’t just use any monitor. There are specific reasons why it needs to be the best at certain things, and after spending some time with it at CES 2020, it was enough for me to know I needed to try it out.

    I know for some of you a monitor is about refresh rate, or for others about the size. While for me, my workflow has a couple of demands.

    The first is I need monitors, not just one. I handle a ton of tasks at once, so I either need more than one, or a canvas that’s large and wide enough to achieve the same task.

    Second is the avoidance of distractions. The biggest problem with most large monitors is screen glare, which can confuse your content consumption.

    And the most important, third is color accuracy. If you’re going to be editing a video, reds must be reds, blues must be blues.

    For years LG has been one of the pioneers of Ultra-wide monitors, with some of the best glare-free experiences, and also, the gold standard for color accuracy, and this is their top of the line. This is not an affordable monitor by any means, but it offers the benefit of being everything that everyone wants, in one package.

    The unboxing experience is one where I feel the company really goes all out. First of all prepare cause, the box is huge. Like seriously very large. Inside we’re greeted with lots of foam protecting the monitor and judging by the fact that mine traveled a few countries to get here, I say order with confidence.

    I recommend following the instructions for taking the monitor out, setting up the metallic stand as the setup is fairly easy if you follow it step by step. At the top, we have a smaller box full of accessories. This is that one product where you seriously won’t have to spend a dime in buying any sort of cables, they’re all here.

    My second favorite feature on this monitor is the amount of IO. You get 2 HDMI ports, 2 USB 3 ports, a DisplayPort connector, a headphone jack, and then my favorite, Thunderbolt 3. All these literally enable my current setup. I currently have my mechanical keyboard connected to one of the USB ports, the mouse to the other, and that way, whatever Thunderbolt-capable computer I connect to the monitor will automatically detect them. Thunderbolt 3 also offers 94W power delivery, so you’re pretty much covered on this being the only cable that goes to your computer if need be.

    Now let’s talk about why this display matters. This is a 38-inch 21:9 Ultra-Wide monitor at QuadHD+ resolution. That’s 3840 x 1600, which if you do the math is really just a few hundred pixels shy of being 4K. Its design allows for a crazy 178 degrees of field of view, and with very minor bezels on three of its sides, with just a slightly thicker bezel at the bottom.

    It’s also the world’s first Nano-IPS monitor with 1 millisecond response times. This allows it to be crazy color-accurate covering 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and 135% of sRGB which is also VESA DisplayHDR 600 Certified backed by 450 nits of brightness. Best of all, it’s NVIDIA GSYNC compatible, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatible and it offers 144hz refresh rate, so yeah, everything but the kitchen sink in anything you could ask from a monitor. Match that with 2 loud 5W speakers on each side, and yeah, this is the real deal.

    Now, while Diego loves the gaming aspects of it, for me this is more a productivity workhorse. I need a large canvas for video editing, that’s also color accurate, something every other gaming monitor can’t really claim. I consider this to be a far better solution than having two monitors stacked together. If you do the math, this is literally the equivalent of two separate 3 x 1 screens side by side, so for any other kind of work, this has allowed me to multitask like crazy.

    This monitor is so wide, that there’s even a PBP mode, meaning you can set two inputs to work at the same time on each side of the monitor. It will require you to do a little juggling with the aspect ratios depending on the products you have connected, cause games don’t always adapt.

    And speaking of games, it’s the main reason why I’ve left my Nintendo Switch connected permanently to the monitor. At first, you’ll notice resolution to be a bit fuzzy in menus, but when it comes to gameplay, that all goes away. I’d even say that this camera is not doing enough justice to the fluidness of the gameplay. The image quality on this monitor also makes my living room TV look so bad that it’s also become my go-to for watching a movie. Movies are pretty much the same aspect ratio.

    Now, of course, there’s no such thing as a perfect product, so let’s discuss the issues where I’m mixed with this monitor.

    The first is really not a complaint, but really something that comes with the territory. Viewing angles won’t necessarily be the best, and reflections on shadows will be noticeable. For me having a matte screen is more important, so I’m fine, but just keep that in mind.

    The second is the materials. I guess for the price I was expecting a bit more metal in the body. Obviously, that won’t bother you in day-to-day use, but just make sure you set it on a sturdy desk as it might wobble a bit if you’re a hard typer.

    The third is the on-screen controls. Given the price, I do feel this monitor should at least have some sort of remote control to help you handle them. I’m not gonna call them bad, but since volume controls and brightness controls switch from the computer to the monitor completely, that can be kind of a chore.

    Last but not least, yes, you can tilt the monitor, raise it to your preferred height and so many other ergonomic options, but if there’s one I wish wasn’t here is tilt as it’s really hard to tell when the monitor is not tilted. And also, yes I agree with other reviewers that the matte coating does seem like it can peel off from the corners, but no worries, you can’t, or at least not easily.

    Probably one of the reasons I like this monitor most is its design. Doesn’t matter who walks into my home office, this monitor is imposing, and it’s elegant. Not really a fan of those gaming monitors that are just over the top with lights and stuff. I honestly prefer my monitors to be simplistic.

    To conclude, let’s be honest. The reasons why I’m mixed are more nit-picks than anything. The LG 38WN95C is the best in its class and has won so many awards for a reason. If you’re looking for the best monitor there is for pretty much any task you wanna throw at it, I’d say this is it.

    It will cost you though. This is definitely not an affordable monitor, but it also beats the need to have to own more than one monitor to suit your needs. In my book, this is definitely one of my favorite products of 2020. I have no problem recommending that you give it a try.

    Probably one of the reasons I like this monitor most is its design. Doesn’t matter who walks into my home office, this monitor is imposing, and it’s elegant. Not really a fan of those gaming monitors that are just over the top with lights and stuff. I honestly prefer my monitors to be simplistic.

    Source: wcregisteronline.com


    Spooktacular BINGO with Peachez to benefit the work of helpNYC – Times Square Chronicles

    Spooktacular BINGO with Peachez to benefit the work of helpNYC – Times Square Chronicles

    helpNYC is excited to announce that Peachez, the famed New York City entertainer, artist, and community activist will return to host Spooktacular BINGO, A Horrifying Halloween Fundraiser for helpNYC. Peachez hosted an overwhelming successful fundraiser in October for the community organization.

    helpNYC, founded by stage manager, publicist, and entertainment vetran Josh Parkin-Ring, connects New Yorkers that are experiencing mental health concerns; financial, housing, food, and medical insecurities; and other concerns connect to services and organizations that can help them through their website at www.helpNYC.info.

    Since the onset of the Coronavirus Crisis in New York City, helpNYC has been working with their listing partners like established food pantries and community kitchens to make sure they have the resources they need to keep their doors open.  In addition to helpNYC’s normal operation, they have started the Food Assistance Collective of New York that helps connect the people providing organizational and technical support to New Yorkers who are food insecure.

    “For the past two years, New Yorkers in need have depended on helpNYC to get information about low-barrier services through our listing partners in New York.  We have seen an increase in need since the onset of COVID-19 with over 1,600 new users, and traffic to our website is up 87%.  We provide accurate, critical information to those who need help, and that is important to us.  Information is knowledge. Knowledge is power. And when you have power, anything is possible.” Josh Parkin, founder of helpNYC, said recently about the work he has been doing recently.

    Josh continues, “Peachez is a fierce community activist. Her work in the community aligns with our work at helpNYC perfectly.  We are so honored that she will be spending her Birthday with us. She is witty, sassy, and calls a mean game of BINGO. This evening of fun for the whole family shouldn’t be missed.  I hope everyone will join us!”

    “Similar to the work of helpNYC, my work in the community focuses on making sure there are boots on the ground regularly volunteering, marching for equality, and working with the next generation of elected officials to make sure New York City is moving forward.  Using my platform as a touchstone for the community, activism and the need for social change is important to me.  I’m happy to be spending my Birthday with helpNYC and elevating those in New York City that are underserved.”  Peachez commented on her work with helpNYC.

    Spooktacular BINGO, A Horrifying Halloween Fundraiser for helpNYC will take place October 29th at 7:00p virtually on Zoom.  Tickets start at $20.00 and are available now at www.helpNYC.info and http://spooktacularbingo.eventbrite.com.  For more information and group sales please contact helpNYC by email at hello@helpNYC.info.

    Source: t2conline.com

    Author: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

    October 17, 2020


    FROM THE OPINION PAGE — Do lockdowns work? It’s time to rely more heavily on data

    FROM THE OPINION PAGE — Do lockdowns work? It’s time to rely more heavily on data

    Let’s discuss the efficacy of lockdowns.

    Almost immediately after COVID-19 first rooted and spread in America, debates over whether locking down local and state economies began splitting along partisan lines. The left generally supported business closures and stay-at-home orders to protect lives at all cost; the right was slower to adopt such severe restrictions in favor of balancing economic and health outcomes.

    Initially, experts and modelers suggested the death toll would be catastrophic if areas didn’t lock down. Too rapid an increase in cases could overwhelm hospital systems, and so the initial strategy was not to stop the virus but to slow the spread.

    This seems like common sense: Separate people so they don’t infect one another.

    Researchers later followed up with additional articles “proving” that they were right using further projections, though they acknowledge the difficulty in distinguishing between variables that impacted virus spread.

    A June study in the National Center for Biotechnical Information explains, “This study offers initial evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic can be suppressed by a lockdown. In addition, other parameters such as demographic of population, density of populations, the parameters of weather, economy, infrastructure of health care systems may be considered in the studies considering that it may be effective on COVID-19 pandemic.”

    Liberal politicians and the media, bracing for every worst-case scenario, leaned into the shutdowns, following the science and the best advice of health experts. Multiple peer-reviewed studies and articles have supported this position.

    But now, seven months into the pandemic, the landscape has changed.

    Where most of the simulations and studies supporting lockdown efforts relied on the best available testimony by infectious disease experts, tracking the daily spread of COVID-19 through various lockdown and reopening measures has provided empirical data.

    Despite modelers’ predictions and protestations, such data indicates surprisingly little correlation between lockdowns and flattening the COVID-19 curve, according to a variety of researchers.

    In many cases, states that began instituting shutdown measures in the spring were either already experiencing a slowdown in spread or there was no significant drop in the rate of transmission. Some states that did not institute lockdown orders also saw slowdowns in spread. This is likely due to individuals deciding to socially distance and mask up as the public learned more about the virus.

    At least one study posted to the open access journal EClinicalMedicine argued that a country’s level of obesity and GDP was a far better predictor of COVID-19 spread than whether an area locked down.

    Still, the lockdowns weren’t ill-advised. State leaders were acting on the best available evidence and advice, and more than 210,000 Americans have died due to the coronavirus to date.

    But at this point in the battle against the pandemic, it’s time to rely more heavily on actual data than statistical models, both of which predict escalating fatalities by the end of the year if the public fails to maintain vigilance.

    Were there no cost to locking down, it would be an obvious choice should the virus spike in a second wave. However, the economic fallout from initial shutdowns demands careful scrutiny of whether the lockdowns impacted the virus in a statistically significant way.

    There is a difference between estimations and hard data.

    If lockdowns had been effective, then the data would show that the projections were correct at this point, and they do not. It’s time to acknowledge that fact.

    — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

    Source: www.bdtonline.com


    Social-work group rips new Texas rule

    Social-work group rips new Texas rule

    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas officials are facing backlash after deciding to allow social workers to turn away clients on the basis of their disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    At the direction of the governor’s office, the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners voted unanimously to eliminate disability, sexual orientation and gender identity from the nondiscrimination clause of the code of conduct. The board made the decision during a joint meeting Monday with the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, which oversees regulatory agencies for professions related to mental health.

    The National Association of Social Workers criticized the board’s decision to follow the governor’s recommendation rather than seek public comment.

    Will Francis, director of the association’s Texas chapter, told the board during public comments that their decision was “incredibly disheartening.”

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office said the change was made simply to align the rules with the state’s Occupations Code, which determines how and when the state may discipline social workers.

    “It’s not surprising that a board would align its rules with statutes passed by the Legislature,” said Renae Eze, spokeswoman for Abbott’s office.

    Francis said the board’s decision creates the impression that people with disabilities can be discriminated against despite federal rules that are in place to protect them.

    “It’s disturbing, even if it’s unintentional,” Francis said. “They created space for people to get the impression that this is allowed now. What the governor has done is put people with disabilities at risk for discrimination for no reason.”

    Seven advocacy groups, including Equality Texas, Transgender Education Network of Texas and Texas Freedom Network, released a joint statement Thursday decrying the board’s move.

    “ Pro – discrimination groups couldn’t get this passed into law,” Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller said in the release, “but Gov. Abbott has done their bidding by pushing it through administratively in an obscure meeting when he thought few people were watching.”

    Source: www.arkansasonline.com

    Author: The Associated Press


    David Tennant didn't think relationship would work

    David Tennant didn’t think relationship would work

    David Tennant thought he and his wife were an “unlikely life partnership” when they first met.

    The ‘Doctor Who’ star married Georgia in 2011 but he has confessed that he wasn’t sure their relationship would get off the ground at first because he met her whilst she was playing his character’s daughter on the BBC science fiction television series.

    Of their romance, she joked: “I very much forced it into happening, didn’t I?”

    To which he replied in a joint interview on the That Gaby Roslin Podcast: “That makes it sound like I was resistant, which was not what happened. I thought we were an unlikely life partnership, I suppose. There is a bit of an age gap. Because ‘Doctor Who’ had run through my life like a stick of rock, to end up marrying the daughter of one of the Doctors, it all felt a bit stupid … that wasn’t really likely to happen. So there were a lot of things against it.”

    Meanwhile, David admitted he “wasn’t coping at all” after finding fame on ‘Doctor Who’.

    The 49-year-old actor said: “The way you imagine it’s going to be is not the way it is at all. It’s much more exposing, and the imaginative leap you’ve had that it will give you status or make you invulnerable is all wrong. It makes you very vulnerable, and very raw.”I remember way back, when I’d be in a room and someone well known would walk in, and there’s that sort of whisper goes around the room and everyone looks. And you imagine being that person is somehow powerful. When you are that person, you walk into a room and everyone turns their head and whispers, and you feel like you’re being squashed. You feel intimidated, and you feel scared, actually. I wasn’t coping at all, so I sought help from a very lovely older lady who was very calm and normal and just helped me cope with it.”

    Source: www.celebretainment.com

    Author: By Celebretainment


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