NYC moves to close restaurants, schools in Covid hot spots

first_imgShare via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsbrooklynCommercial Real EstateNYC RestaurantsQueensRetail Real Estate Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that the city will move to close some schools, as well as nonessential businesses (Getty)As Covid-19 cases spike in certain New York City neighborhoods, fears of a second wave are growing — and the city is responding with restrictions on restaurants, schools and other nonessential businesses.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that the city will move to close some schools, as well as nonessential businesses, in 20 hot spots in Brooklyn and Queens due to rising infection rates, the New York Times reported. The changes are subject to approval from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.The new restrictions would close schools in nine of the city’s 146 zip codes, as well as nonessential businesses. Indoor and outdoor dining would also be off-limits, although restaurants would still be able to do take-out and delivery.Nine zip codes would be subject to the most severe restrictions, and include portions of Far Rockaway and Kew Gardens in Queens, and Borough Park, Midwood, Gravesend, Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn.Read moreHalf of NYC’s restaurants and bars are doomed: audit“25% is a starting point”: Indoor dining returns to NYC todayRent struggles for NYC restaurants now worse than ever In another 11 ZIP codes, schools would remain open, but indoor dining, which began less than a week ago in the city, would be banned.Those include parts of Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Manhattan Beach, Bergen Beach, Kensington and Crown Heights in Brooklyn; and Rego Park, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest and Jamaica Estate in Queens.Imposing these restrictions is a major setback for the city, which has made a significant recovery from the height of the pandemic in the spring, when it was the worst hotspot in the country. Many businesses are now open — including bars and restaurants, as well as gyms and malls — and last week, the entire public school system reopened.The new restrictions would last for two to four weeks if not longer, depending on the success of efforts to curb the virus, the mayor said.Cuomo, whose testy relationship with de Blasio is well-documented, chided “local governments” over the weekend for not effectively enforcing social distancing guidelines and mask-wearing in hot spot zip codes, [NYT] — Akiko Matsudalast_img read more

Attention is all we seek

first_imgThis is only my belief that we do everything and anything for attention. Even buying a car, clothes, places we go to, people we meet, almost everything is done drawing attention. Anger and anxiety happen when there is a lack of attention or no attention to us or our words.If we stop expecting attention, life will be so much better.. stop being competitive… it doesn’t help.Just to prove our point of drawing attention, we do so many things … a simple thing like a perfume, how many people wear perfume for themselves and how many wear it for others to appreciate and acknowledge, When we wear a wonderful perfume we draw attention isn’t that what we wanted from the onset.When you wear designer clothes, it’s for others to see, do u see yourself in the attire, no. So again attention-drawing mechanism.When you draw attention you feel powerful, is that the real reason to feel powerful…are we really that insecure.  So maybe the real answer is insecurity that wants us to be powerful and on an attention-seeking spree.Then again once we are successful in drawing attention, we want to keep doing that,  thus forming a pattern.So what’s the real reason.. insecurity, or mere habit or sense of being powerful…What’s your case. Do you seek attention, why ask yourself…last_img read more

But How Do You Really Feel? Someday the Computer May Know

first_imgThe New York Times: In a Cairo school basement, two dozen women analyze facial expressions on laptops, training the computers to recognize anger, sadness and frustration.At Cambridge University, an eerily realistic robotic head named Charles sits in a driving simulator, furrowing its brows, looking interested or confused.And in a handful of American middle school classrooms this fall, computers will monitor students’ emotions in an effort to track when they are losing interest and when they are getting excited about lessons.All three are examples of an emerging approach to technology called affective computing, which aims to give computers the ability to read users’ emotions, or “affect.”Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Prep Wrestling Section Playoff Schedule

first_img 1080p HD About Connatix V56490 1/1 Section 8AAAWednesday February 12th (Top 4 Seeds Host)Sartell-St. Stephen vs. St. Cloud Tech           (7:00)Winner vs. Winner No. 1Willmar/No. 9 Buffalo (6:00) FridaySauk Rapids-Rive vs. Bemidji                                    (7:00)Winner vs. No. Bemidji/No. 3 Brainerd (6:00) FridayFriday February 14thFinal Four Sauk Rapids High School Section 6AAThursday February 13th (Top Four Seeds Host)Winner No. 8 Monticello/No. 9 Spectrum vs. No. 1 Becker (7:00)No. 5 Big Lake at No. 4 Albany (6:00)No. 7 Rocori vs. No. DC/L (6:00)February 14Final Four At Zimmerman (5:00/7:00)(Becker, Albany, Rocori)Section 7AATuesday February 11th       At Milaca (South Half)No. 6 Milaca-Faith Christian vs. No. 1 Foley (7:00)Winner vs. 5:00 FridayFriday February 14th Final Four @ ProctorSection 4AFriday February 14th At Howard Lake5:00/6:30/8:00(No. 2) Kimball vs. No. 6 St. Agnes (5:00)Winner vs. Winner of No. 3 HLWW/No. 6 Sibley East (6:30)Then the winner of EVW vs. Trinity (5:00)Will wrestle Winner of No. 1 ACGC/No. 8 NYA (6:30)Section 5A (7:00) Tuesday February 11th (Top four Seeds Host)(No. 5) Paynesville @ No. 4 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (7:00)Winner vs. No. 1 Seed (Likely) LPGE/BR) 5:00Friday February 14th(Final Four @ Minnewaska High School (5:00/7:00)Section 7ASaturday February 15th At Royalton(No. 1) Royalton/Upsala vs. Winner of #8 Crosby-Ironton/#9 Ogilvie (12:00)Winner 2:00 vs. the Holdingford/Deer River dual (No. 5) Holdingford vs. (No. 4) Deer River (10:00) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 360pcenter_img Foley’s Mitch Trigg with the pin to win the state semi final match. Photo courtesy of Aaron GouletIt’s playoff time for high school wrestlers in Central Minnesota. Roger Mischke provides a schedule to help you follow your favorite team. About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 720p HDlast_img read more