Author: Letitia Denham

Baltimore County Government

Virtual Town Hall Details Announced, Residential Drop-Off Centers to Close Among Latest Updates

Baltimore County today announced the latest updates to County operations to protect employees and residents and minimize the spread of COVID-19:

  • Virtual Town Hall Meetings announced
  • Baltimore County Department of Public Works residential drop-off centers to close
  • Yard waste collection suspended
  • Code Enforcement Work Group meetings rescheduled
  • County accepting donations of critical supplies

Olszewski Announces Virtual Town Hall Meetings

County Executive Johnny Olszewski will host two Virtual Town Hall Meetings to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the Fiscal Year 2021 budget.

Baltimore County COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall: Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m.

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County Executive Olszewski, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services and Health Officer, Police Chief Melissa Hyatt and Fire Chief Joanne Rund, and other County officials will provide updates on the County’s COVID-19 response and answer

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Choose from a variety of Dance Classes in Oxford

Emma-Jane Greig

Founder & Company Director

After graduating with BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Manchester, Emma-Jane founded professional hip hop theatre company, Body Politic.

As Artistic Director, Emma-Jane Greig works collaboratively with creatives to approach taboo socio-politic subject matter with an authentic flair for integrating narrative with Hip Hop movement. Emma-Jane and Body Politic as a result have been selected by Oxford Dance Forum (ODF) for their 3-year producer support programme, to receive in-kind support to galvanize national partnerships. Alongside, this Emma-Jane was also selected to become an associates artist at Swindon Dance (2020-2022), the only regional dance agency to house an Urban CAT scheme for aspiring young Hip Hop artists.

In 2019, Body Politic’s first full-length Hip Hop theatre work ‘Father Figurine’ embarked on a National tour, touring to 10 venues across the UK including Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Theatre Royal in Norwich and the

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Types of Government

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Illustration of a globe covered in the flags of many nationsGovernment can be defined as the institution or institutions that possess the basic authority to rule a society. In theory, and frequently in practice, governments possess a monopoly on the use of violence. Politics describes the struggle for power that takes place within government, or in Harold Lasswell’s famous phrase “who gets what, when, and where?” This course assumes that all governments seek to bolster their authority to govern by seeking legitimacy. Why? Although governments can, and do, exercise authority by the threat of armed violence, violence is an extremely expensive way to maintain power. A government can’t place a policeman on every corner or rule by military might alone if it wants to be sustainable (although the long life of dictatorships often challenges this assertion). It is much easier for governments when citizens obey their authority voluntarily. To this end all governments, even nondemocratic governments, seek

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Society For Applied Spectroscopy | SAS

Certification

Senior Spectroscopist

 

Successful completion of a doctoral degree in chemistry or a related STEM program with a focus on spectroscopy from an accredited college or university, and at least five (5) years of full-time equivalent professional experience* after degree, OR at least ten (10) years of professional experience* after completion of the minimum education requirements for certification (qualifying bachelor’s degree or completion of required coursework in post-baccalaureate courses). The committee may consider experience over education in its review.

 

 


Spectroscopist

 

Successful completion of a master’s or higher degree in chemistry or a related STEM program with a focus on spectroscopy from an accredited college or university and at least two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional experience* after degree; OR at least five (5) years of professional experience* in addition to the education requirement for Associate Spectroscopist; The committee may consider experience over education in its review.

 

 


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The Political Environment

More and more, it feels like Trump
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is running the Death Star.

Because on top of his careless self-absorption and botching of pandemic preparedness that has left countless patients suffering and dying from lung congestion, you can add his big-business-serving intentional release of more tailpipe emissions into the air – 

The new rule, which is expected to be implemented by late spring, will roll back a 2012 rule that required automakers’ fleets to average about 54 miles per gallon by 2025. – – 

– on top of his even more sweeping suspension of clean air and water oversight and enforcement that will put pollutants into everyone’s air, water, lungs and food supplies: 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a freeze on enforcing environmental regulations due to the coronavirus pandemic that is so sweeping in scope that critics have begun to argue the change is actually a bid to

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Society | The WWW Virtual Library

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Buddhist Studies Buddhist Studies
This site keeps track of leading information facilities in the fields of Buddhism and Buddhist studies.
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Diamond and Fine Jewelry Virtual Library Diamond and Fine Jewelry Virtual Library
Gemstones and fine jewelry made of precious metals set with diamonds and/or gems. Includes aspects of the diamond and gem trade from education to fashion trends.
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Designers – Brands – Underwear – Fashion Accessories – Fashion Weeks – Magazines – Beauty Tips – Fashion TV Shows
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Women’s History Women’s History
The main purposes of this virtual library are to list women’s history institutions and organizations, locate archival and library collections, and
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Official Australian Government information

This site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

You can access this information in other languages on the SBS website. Visit SBS.

Essential information

Updated: 5:00pm AEDT on Wednesday, 1 April 2020

  • Public gatherings, excluding household members, have been reduced to a maximum of two people. Check State and Territory websites for further enforcement information.
  • Everyone should stay home unless you are: shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education. Read more.
  • People aged over 70; aged over 65 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 with pre-existing conditions should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.
  • The Government has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper Payment to keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the Coronavirus. Read more.
  • Evictions will be put on hold for 6 months
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Red vs. Blue: A history of how we use political colors

Then, later in the broadcast, the team shows the current map of who’s winning which state. And that, too, is jarring.

The Democrats are blue and the Republicans are … yellow? Why aren’t they red? The answer is: Because the assignation of red-as-Republican, blue-as-Democrat didn’t become the standard until the last election of the third century in which America existed: the election of 2000.

There have been a number of good assessments of how the way in which we depict the two parties has evolved. One of the earliest appeared here in the Post, shortly before the 2004 election. There was one shortly after that in Washington Monthly which is often cited; probably the most thorough is this one, from the Smithsonian.

What’s clear is that, prior to 2000, talking about “red states” and “blue states” wouldn’t necessarily have resulted in any understanding from your audience. In 1992, David Nyhan

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M72 LAW – Wikipedia

The M72 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon, also referred to as the Light Anti-Armor Weapon or LAW as well as LAWS: Light Anti-Armor Weapons System) is a portable one-shot 66-mm unguided anti-tank weapon. The solid rocket propulsion unit was developed in the newly formed Rohm and Haas research laboratory at Redstone Arsenal in 1959,[5] then the full system was designed by Paul V. Choate, Charles B. Weeks, Frank A. Spinale, et al. at the Hesse-Eastern Division of Norris Thermadore. American production of the weapon began by Hesse-Eastern in 1963, and was terminated by 1983; currently it is produced by Nammo Raufoss AS in Norway and their subsidiary Nammo Talley, Inc. in Arizona.[6]

In early 1963, the M72 LAW was adopted by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps as their primary individual infantry anti-tank weapon, replacing the M31 HEAT rifle grenade and the M20A1 “Super Bazooka”

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The Politic – Wikipedia

The Yale Political Journal‘s first issue, published in February 1947.

The Politic: The Yale College Journal of Politics is a monthly Yale University student publication that traces its roots to 1947, when the Yale Political Journal: A Magazine of Student Opinion was founded. The magazine was revived in 1979 as the Yale Political Monthly by future political commentator and historian Robert Kagan, and known alternately as Yale Political Magazine for the following twenty years.[1] In addition to Kagan, past Editors-in-Chief include author and CNN host Fareed Zakaria and Foreign Affairs Editor-in-Chief Gideon Rose.[2]

History[edit]

In 1947, a group of undergraduate students started the Yale Political Journal: A Magazine of Student Opinion, or the Journal for short. In their first issue, the founding editors wrote:

“We have coined as our by-line, ‘a magazine of student opinion’ presupposing that student opinion is worthy of separation

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