Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Tiernan told a court in 2020 that he lived in California

Newly obtained records raise more questions about how much time Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Tiernan has spent in Oregon in recent years and the strength of his connection to the state. In July 2020, Tiernan and lawyers representing him in a dispute with Bay Area bicyclists wrote in court filings that Tiernan had lived in the community of Diablo, California since 2006. “I have lived …
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¡Aventuras chamánicas! – « La Magia de la Amazonia Las aventuras de Meromi, una niña Yanomami » – ¡Para edades de 8 a 12 a 100 años! – escrito e …

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The Queen Conch’s Gambit! — Mother Jones

Barbara Crane Navarro

This story was originally published by Hakai Magazineandis reproduced here as part of theClimate Deskcollaboration. As the blue-and-white skiff cuts across the bay to Naguabo on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico, fisherman Gabriel Ramos is the first to come into focus, waving his arm in excitement. The closer the boat skips to shore,the…

The Queen Conch’s Gambit — Mother Jones

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Covid-19: What is the evidence for the antiviral Paxlovid? | The BMJ

How much does Paxlovid cost?

In the US, a five day course costs $529 (£410; €490), according to the independent US non-profit Institute for Clinical and Economic Review.24 It estimated that this equated to $21 000 per hospital admission averted in that country.

What’s the potential for this drug?

Paxlovid should be used “as part of a comprehensive strategy for vaccination, testing, and rapid treatment for patients at higher risk of progressing to more serious covid-19,” Steve Pearson, president of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, told The BMJ. “The key feature of the oral treatments is that they may help make administration of rapid treatment more feasible across different types of healthcare settings,” he added. Like any antimicrobial drug, including antibiotics, relying too heavily on Paxlovid increases the chances that SARS-CoV-2 will evolve to become resistant. WHO’s spokesperson agreed, saying, “Prevention is better than cure. Even if proved safe and effective, antiviral drugs will not be alternatives to vaccines.”

Source: Covid-19: What is the evidence for the antiviral Paxlovid? | The BMJ

The Importance of Teaching Public Speaking in Schools

Not everyone’s cup of tea but for those who can pull it off – good. As an instructor of English composition, I simply made reading aloud short essays part of the course – and that helped their writing as well as speaking.

Blind Injustice

When I tell friends that I was on my high school’s speech and debate team, and that more specifically, I did something called extemporaneous speaking—a category where I had to make and then deliver a speech on a current events topic I drew in just half an hour—they tend to be horrified at the thought of trying to do the same thing, impressed that I was able to do this, or a little bit of both. Then, when I add that this experience with speech and debate significantly improved my comfort level with public speaking, some of the people who hear this say that they are so terrified of public speaking.

And it’s not just anecdotal experience that has shown me that a lot of us are afraid of public speaking. A survey of Americans’ top fears in 2020-21 found that 29% were either afraid or very afraid of public…

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Allí, donde fuiste tan feliz

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Allí, donde fuiste tan feliz, permanecen los juegos infantiles -columpios, resbaladillas, volantines, sube y baja, carruseles-, con el eco y el palpitar de tantas generaciones que rieron y se divirtieron, como tú, entonces, simplemente porque se trataba de su historia y de su pequeño mundo. Allí, entre bancas, árboles, calzadas, fuentes y juegos metálicos, permanecen, casi escondidos, los anhelos, las fragancias y los suspiros de otras infancias. Allí, en el parque infantil, donde los juegos parecen esqueletos abandonados, en la intemperie, ante las distracciones virtuales, los riesgos de la inseguridad, el circo de la televisión, la inmediatez y otras trampas, dejaste pedazos de ti que, quizá, como muchos más, olvidaste recuperar. Allí, en el parque de juegos infantiles, tus padres, amorosos, te llevaron, una y otra vez, junto con tus hermanos, como tú, en otras fechas, acompañaste a tus…

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Who By Fire: Meet the Hero -I.

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

This week, we re-introduce our hero, I. His name changes, so we leave the details of that change a mystery, for the moment:

Am I not a man?

Who by Fire: I Will is Book I of a historical fantasy trilogy.

Working Cover for historical fantasy WiP

Action Prompts in support of empathy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Share two different reasons to write your own novel, or write your story, even if it’s not in novel form.

2.) Write a book, story, blog post, or tweet that uses a bit of that work.

Thoughtful Readers, have you any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?


Click here to read, if you like:

B5, Hakan:Muhafiz/The Protector, Lupin, or La Casa de Papel (Money…

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“They’ve left us to eat stones now:” The latest Vice News film on the impacts of bauxite mining in Jamaica

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Last month, the U.S.-based Vice News posted a second video on the community response to bauxite mining in Jamaica. The Jamaica Environment Trust is reminding us to watch it; the YouTube link is here. The 20-minute report is a follow-up to their 2021 feature, which you can find here. As of May 2, the video has more than 200,000 views and over 1,000 comments.

Yes, we are talking about the community; people. The film also interviews the Maroon Chief of Accompany, Chief Currie – to some Jamaicans a controversial figure, and refers to the Maroons’ claims of sovereignty, as an indigenous people. Whatever you think about the Maroons, Chief Currie and the Cockpit Country residents are not the only Jamaicans affected by bauxite mining. There are many other examples – for example, those living near to the Rio Cobre, which has been polluted by another bauxite…

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