As Summer Camps Debate Opening, Parents Look For Solutions

As Summer Camps Debate Opening, Parents Look For Solutions

With the school year coming to an end, parents in America are facing a new challenge – how to entertain their children during their break. Usually, there would be hundreds of camps open, but as the coronavirus continues to affect daily life in the US, most facilities can’t guarantee they will open. Lesia Bakalets has the story, narrated by Anna Rice.
Camera: Aleksandr Bergan

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Why Some Americans Resist Wearing Face Masks

At a grocery store in Alexandria, Virginia, customer Laura  Shafor was dismayed about a couple who weren’t wearing masks and were about to enter the store.“They put the rest of us in danger of getting the coronavirus,” she said.Another customer, Joshua Wright, wasn’t concerned, saying, “I don’t know anybody who has gotten sick with the virus. If I get it, I get it.”Wright, 28, said he only started wearing a face covering after the state of Virginia on Friday began mandating that people must wear masks inside public buildings and businesses.The problem with “’I’m young, I’m healthy, I don’t care if I get infected,’ is that even with mild or no symptoms, young, healthy people can be a very important part of the chain of transmission to other people of all different ages,” Dr. David Aronoff, director of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, said.Aronoff said some people still haven’t gotten the message that “my breath can be lethal to another person” and that wearing a mask makes a difference in helping to stop the transmission of the disease.With more than 100,000 people who have died from COVID-19, the United States has the highest death toll of any country in the world.Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can
download this video to view it offline.Download File Embed” />Copy Download AudioBesides Virginia, many other places in the U.S. have mandated or strongly recommended that masks be worn in public places.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone wear a mask or cloth face covering in public areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain.Other reasons people do not wear a face covering are as varied as the individuals themselves, said David Abrams, a clinical psychologist and professor in the Global Public Health Department at New York University.He said, it could be “I’m not going to get ill from the coronavirus, so why wear a mask, or even if I do, it won’t be that severe.” There are also superficial reasons, like it’s embarrassing to wear one or “people can’t see me when I smile,” he added.But for some, including Latinos, Asians and African Americans, there is concern that masks may draw unwanted attention.Videos of black men who say they were racially profiled for wearing face masks have appeared on the internet. This includes two black men who recorded themselves being followed by a police officer at a Walmart store.Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can
download this video to view it offline.Download File Embed” />Copy Download Audio“I think the issue is that black men are stereotyped as criminals and treated disproportionately violently by police,” Michael Jeffries, an American studies professor who focuses on race and politics at Wellesley College, said. “So there is a fear among some African American men that wearing a mask might appear threatening to someone, and that might lead to increased interactions with police and suspicion from shop owners and pedestrians.”However, Jeffries said he didn’t think “a majority of black folks are hesitant to wear masks.”Mark Anthony Neal, a professor of African and African American studies at Duke University, added, “Two months ago, I could be criminalized because of wearing a mask.”Now, “I could be even more criminalized because I’m not wearing one,” he said.Some people rebel against the idea of wearing a face covering because they don’t like being told what to do, said Jonas Kaplan, a University of California neuroscientist who studies how the brain works. For them, “wearing a mask is a violation of individual freedom, and so not wearing a mask becomes a symbol of individualism.”Kaplan said masks are becoming “very politicized,” especially by conservatives who think that wearing them is “a sign of liberalism.”President Donald Trump and some other Republican officials have indicated they don’t want to wear a mask.Professor Abrams thinks if the president doesn’t want to wear one, then it gives the perception that other Americans also don’t have to either.“We know from psychology that role models are very powerful influences on individual behavior,” Abrams said.Neal, of Duke University, said Trump is “trying to parlay this idea that he’s showing strength by not wearing a mask.”Aronoff, of Vanderbilt Medical Center, said he believes the idea of wearing a mask needs to be destigmatized, perhaps through public service announcements. He also said if masks became fashionable, with personalized designs such as a favorite sports team, people may become more used to wearing them.  

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Момент запуску ракети SpaceX – відео

У США двоє астронавтів успішно злетіли в космос уперше на борту комерційного пілотованого космічного корабля компанії SpaceX Crew Dragon. Запуск ракети-носія Falcon 9 із цим кораблем вдалося здійснити, незважаючи на нестійкі погодні умови, які загрожували вдруге змусити відкласти старт. За запуском спостерігав президент США Дональд Трамп. (Відео AP/NASA)

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What Do Murder, Manslaughter Charges in Floyd Case Mean?

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was charged in the death of George Floyd, four days after the May 25 incident occurred and after several nights of violent protests in the Midwestern city.FILE -This photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office shows former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested May 29, 2020, in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd.On Friday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman charged Chauvin, 44, with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin is accused of kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.Here is a definition of those charges:Third-degree murder: According to the Minnesota statute, whoever causes the death of a person “by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life, is guilty of murder in the third degree.”Someone found guilty faces a prison sentence of no more than 25 years or a fine of no more than $40,000, or both.Second-degree manslaughter: According to the Minnesota statute, someone who “creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another,” is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree.Someone found guilty may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 10 years or required to pay a fine of not more than $20,000, or both.Hennepin prosecutor Freeman said Friday that it was likely that charges would be filed against three other officers accused of involvement in Floyd’s death, but he declined to discuss what those charges might be.The three other officers, who were present at the scene of Floyd’s death, are: Tou Thao, 34, J. Alexander Kueng, 26, and Thomas K. Lane, 37. All three were fired along with Chauvin from the Minneapolis Police Department on Tuesday.

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Atlanta Mayor Praised for Response to Floyd Unrest

When the United States erupted in unrest following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, his hometown of Atlanta was one of the few major cities to maintain relative peace. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms invoked that history in a passionate plea for those protesting the death of George Floyd to go home.”When Dr. King was assassinated, we didn’t do this to our city,” Bottoms said Friday night. “If you care about this city, then go home.”Protests in Atlanta over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer in Minneapolis pressed a knee into his neck, had turned violent before Bottoms spoke. Police cars were smashed and CNN’s headquarters was vandalized as protests shook a city that prides itself as the birthplace of the civil rights movement.Bottoms addressed the crowds both as a mayor and a mother.”I am a mother to four black children in America, one of whom is 18 years old,” Bottoms said, adding that when she saw the Floyd incident, “I hurt like a mother.”When she heard of the potential of protests, Bottoms said, she called her son to find out where he was.”I said, ‘I cannot protect you and black boys shouldn’t be out today,’ ” she said.Her message to protesters: “You’re not going to out-concern me … about where we are in America. I wear this each and every day.”Leadership ‘shining through’Bottoms’ remarks were widely praised.  TJ Ducklo, the Joe Biden campaign’s national press secretary, said the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee “has been grateful for Mayor Bottoms’ support and counsel since the earliest days of our campaign.””Her passion, her empathy and her strong and steady leadership are shining through during this difficult moment, and the city of Atlanta is lucky to have her leading the way,” Ducklo said.Georgia Representative Doug Collins, a conservative Republican ally of President Donald Trump, tweeted that the mayor had issued a “strong” statement.Bottoms, 50, was elected mayor in 2017 and had previously served on the City Council. During a recent interview with The Associated Press before the protest, she spoke of Atlanta as a “special place where people of color are able to break traditional molds and change the landscape of who we are as a country.”  Until now, her national profile among Democrats has been eclipsed by fellow Georgian Stacey Abrams, the voting-rights activist who narrowly lost her bid in 2018 to become America’s first black female governor.But Bottoms has engaged in national issues during her time in City Hall. She was among the big-city mayors to blast President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, and she ended the city jail’s contract with federal immigration enforcement.She’s leading the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ efforts on the census and housing policy.

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А я зелёный и укуренный пытаюсь рулить Украиной

А я зелёный и укуренный пытаюсь рулить Украиной
 

 
 
Для поширення вашого відео чи повідомлення в Мережі Правди пишіть сюди, або на email: pravdaua@email.cz
 
 
Найкращі пропозиції товарів і послуг в Мережі Купуй!
 
 
Ваші потенційні клієнти про потрібні їм товари і послуги пишуть тут: MeNeedit
 

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ЗЕ-АФЕРА, або як нова влада за рік обікрала українців на 5 мільярдів доларів

ЗЕ-АФЕРА, або як нова влада за рік обікрала українців на 5 мільярдів доларів.

Що таке податкові “скрутки” і як парфуми перетворюють на соняшник? Кого призначать винним і з кого здеруть гроші, щоб закрити дірку в бюджеті?
 

 
 
Для поширення вашого відео чи повідомлення в Мережі Правди пишіть сюди, або на email: pravdaua@email.cz
 
 
Найкращі пропозиції товарів і послуг в Мережі Купуй!
 
 
Ваші потенційні клієнти про потрібні їм товари і послуги пишуть тут: MeNeedit
 

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Другий срік вечірнього зеленого презика

Другий срік вечірнього зеленого презика
 

 
 
Для поширення вашого відео чи повідомлення в Мережі Правди пишіть сюди, або на email: pravdaua@email.cz
 
 
Найкращі пропозиції товарів і послуг в Мережі Купуй!
 
 
Ваші потенційні клієнти про потрібні їм товари і послуги пишуть тут: MeNeedit
 

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Заступник голови МОЗ пояснив великий відсоток медиків, що заразилися COVID-19

Заступник міністра охорони здоров’я України, головний державний санітарний лікар Віктор Ляшко в інтерв’ю Радіо Свобода пояснив, чому в Україні такий великий відсоток від усіх хворих на COVID-19 – 20% – становлять медики.

«Це комплексна проблема. І Україна не є унікальною країною. Кількість випадків інфікування серед медичних працівників висока в різних країнах. У нас 20% – так, це великий показник», – сказав він у «Суботньому інтерв’ю».

«Але цьому є пояснення. Тому що питанням інфекційного контролю, тобто профілактики внутрішньолікарняного поширення інфекційних хвороб (немає значення, яких: крапельна група, повітряно-крапельна, контактних), у нашій країні досить мало приділялося уваги. Реєстрація випадків внутрішньолікарняних хвороб у нас була нижча від європейського рівня. Це точно. Не звертали увагу. І різні чинники на це впливали, у тому числі і купівля лікарських засобів безпосередньо пацієнтом, антибіотиків, антибіотиків останніх поколінь і тому подібне», – сказав Ляшко.

«Тому, коли ми говоримо про те, чому так багато – тому що в побудованій самій системі охорони здоров’я, коли ми говоримо, що не було розроблено маршрутів пацієнтів, не було зонування, чітко зони, де небезпечна, де безпечно чиста зона, питання виходів із боксів і заходу в ординаторські, як воно це все повинне відбуватися, де повинна проводитися дезінфекція – все це було тільки в навчальних процесах, а на практиці інфекційна служба була не готова», – пояснив чільний діяч МОЗ.

Станом на ранок 30 травня в Україні зареєстровано 23 204 випадки інфікування коронавірусом, від початку пандемії померли 696 людей, одужали 9 311.

За даними МОЗ, серед захворілих – 4 475 медиків, 34 з них померли.

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Стрілянина в Броварах: суд узяв під арешт уже шістьох підозрюваних

Суд у Броварах Київської області станом на 10-у годину вечора обрав як запобіжний захід утримання під вартою без права застави вже шістьом підозрюваним в участі в стрілянині в цьому місті, що сталася вранці 29 травня, повідомив міністр внутрішніх справ України Арсен Аваков.

«Всього затримано 28 учасників ганебної перестрілки у Броварах. Суд триває. 21 підозрюваному НПУ проситиме запобіжний захід у вигляді утримання під вартою. Покарання за злочин – єдиний шлях до справедливості!» – написав він у твітері.

За повідомленням поліції, згаданій 21 особі оголошено про підозру у вчинені кримінального правопорушення, передбаченого ч. 4 ст. 296 (хуліганство з застосуванням вогнепальної або холодної зброї чи іншого предмета, спеціально пристосованого або заздалегідь заготовленого для нанесення тілесних ушкоджень) Кримінального кодексу України. Правоохоронці звернулися до суду із клопотанням про обрання їм запобіжного заходу у вигляді тримання під вартою на термін у 60 діб.

Заступник міністра внутрішніх справ Антон Геращенко раніше заявляв, що поліція визначила понад 60 учасників стрілянини у Броварах на Київщині, зокрема замовників.

Вранці 29 травня у Броварах під Києвом сталася перестрілка з застосуванням вогнепальної зброї через конфлікт між підприємцями, які займаються пасажирськими перевезеннями.

Поліція повідомила про затриманих. Зброю правоохоронці вилучили, кримінальне провадження відкрили за статтею про «хуліганство».

Керівництво МВС назвало причиною ситуації у Броварах корупцію у визначенні квот для перевізників і непрозорий розподіл маршрутів чиновниками Київської області.

 

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Retreat or Deploy? Police Try to Balance Protest Response

On two straight nights of unruly protests against police brutality, officers retreated from their posts in some American cities, while in others, they deployed batons, flash-bang grenades and tear gas to quell the unrest.The wide range of responses exacerbated tensions with the protesters in several locations and brought global attention to the tactics that American police use during riots as they try to find a balance between keeping the peace and protecting the safety of officers and the public.The protests came in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed a knee into the 46-year-old black man’s neck for more than eight minutes on Memorial Day. Floyd was handcuffed as Officer Derek Chauvin pushed his face into the pavement amid his pleas for help.  Tensions rose throughout the week and reached a crescendo Friday night as protests erupted in cities across America. On their smart phones, social media feeds and TVs, viewers saw the extremes in tactics play out all through the night Thursday and Friday, even as the majority of cops nationwide tried to keep the peace without retreating or shoving people to the ground.In Minneapolis, leaders decided to evacuate a police precinct Thursday and surrender it to protesters who set it on fire. Protesters also broke into the police headquarters Friday in Portland, Oregon, and ignited a fire.  In New York, officers used batons and shoved protesters down as they took people into custody and cleared the streets. One video showed on officer slam a woman to the ground as he walked past her in the street. In Louisville, a police officer fired what appeared to be pepper balls at a news crew, and a clip of the video amassed more than 8 million views on Twitter in less than six hours. Los Angeles police arrested more than 500 protesters on Friday night.Minneapolis police and Mayor Jacob Frey have been sharply criticized for the noticeably non-confrontational strategy Thursday in handling the protests after Floyd’s death. Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with murder.As Minneapolis Burns, Mayor Takes Heat for Response Jacob Frey’s leadership is being questioned after police failed to quell three nights of looting, rioting and fires that followed Floyd’s deathTo some, the act of protesters taking over the evacuated Minneapolis precinct amid fires could stoke further flames.”You’ve got to defend that,” said former Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Michael Downing. “That’s your command operation. Symbolically, it looks very bad if you have to give that up.”Downing would know: He witnessed the Los Angeles riots firsthand in 1992 following the acquittal of four officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King.  In Los Angeles, the center of the uprising was an intersection, Florence and Normandie avenues, and the violence spiraled into five days of riots and fires. More than 60 people died, including 10 who were fatally shot by law enforcement.In 1992, then-Lt. Downing would typically oversee that intersection, but he was on vacation studying for a promotional exam. A different lieutenant was in charge instead.The lieutenant made a decision: He ordered his officers to abandon the intersection. An hour later, a truck driver would be pulled from his vehicle and be brutally beaten by rioters.”I think that sent a signal to the rest of the city,” said Downing, who immediately rushed to work. “When you have that coupled with political leadership saying ‘show your anger, go to the streets’ it was kind of like permission to go out and misbehave and be violent.”Nearly 30 years later, police officers around the country are confronted with an eerily similar dilemma, with cities aflame, violent protests erupting and another challenging night ahead Saturday as National Guard troops start arriving in some cities.Alex Vitale, a sociology professor at Brooklyn College, said that when deciding how to manage large protests, police and political leaders look for ways to facilitate “legitimate outpourings of anger” while trying to limit the likelihood of injury and property destruction. But he said the difficulty is trying to strike that balance.”The crisis of police legitimacy has become so great that then to use the police to manage the situation just enflames the problem,” said Vitale, who has studied the policing of protests for two decades.Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can
download this video to view it offline.Download File Embed” />Copy Download AudioSectionUSAThumbnailFri, 05/29/2020 – 15:50Sandra D. LemaireMedia Duration00:03:23SummaryA viral video of a white police officer in the U.S. pressing his knee on the neck of a black man who died shortly after has again raised the issue of excessive force against black Americans. It’s unlikely that it would have drawn such attention without graphic video. And it’s not the only case stirring interest. VOA’s Jesusemen Oni reports.Rights RestrictedOffAmateur Videos Are Increasingly Forcing US Police AccountabilityUbiquitous cameras document abuse of minorities by police and private citizens In Minneapolis and other cities around the nation where high-profile police killings of black people have prompted protests, the rage felt by protesters is understandable, said Ed Gonzalez, sheriff of Harris County, Texas.”We keep promising real change but not delivering it on a consistent basis,” he said. “We see the resulting emotions and anger and calls for change that occur, only for it to happen again.”Edward Maguire, a criminology and criminal justice professor at Arizona State University whose research focuses primarily on policing and violence, said mass arrests are almost always a bad idea during protests. But so is not making arrests in the face of violence and property damage.He said police departments should be continuously engaged in building connections with minority communities, faith representatives and social justices leaders so that they have a degree of social capital and open communications when protests break out.In other recent protests, police found themselves in a similar situation as those on the front lines this week. Police were criticized in Baltimore and Charlottesville, Virginia, for taking too much of a hands-off approach during protests in 2015 and 2017.In Minneapolis, Frey said he made the decision to evacuate the third precinct that was later torched because of “imminent threats” to both officers and the public.”Brick and mortar is not as important as life,” Frey said.Even as law enforcement nationwide harshly condemned Chauvin’s actions in unprecedented language earlier in the week, they denounced the violence of the fiery protests and pleaded for calm.  “You can’t allow anarchy just because this horrible injustice has occurred,” said Stephen Downing, Michael Downing’s father and also a retired LAPD deputy chief. “You can’t let your city burn. You just can’t.”

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Protesters March Through Iowa Capital After Melee

Demonstrators marched through downtown Des Moines on Saturday to protest George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis the afternoon after a peaceful rally turned into a melee in which participants threw bricks at police cars.Live video from WHO-TV showed dozens of people marching in Iowa’s capital chanting slogans such as, “I Can’t Breathe” and “No Justice, No Peace.” The crowd then knelt on a bridge, briefly blocking traffic.  Floyd’s death in Minneapolis sparked looting there and protests across the United States. Floyd, who’d been handcuffed, died after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. Chauvin now faces murder and manslaughter charges.The Des Moines protesters called for the arrests of three other officers involved in detaining Floyd.  Organizers of the rally Friday said its participants dispersed in the evening after an hour, but “a small group” remained and began damaging property, The Des Moines Register reported.  When protesters threw bricks, police officers in riot gear pushed against them, and at least one officer sprayed chemical irritants into the crowd.Community activists and religious leaders were planning a Sunday candlelight vigil and a Monday evening rally at the Iowa Capitol.

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