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littlemissmartypants

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I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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Barcelona Opera Reopens With An Audience Of Plants June 22, 20208:55 PM ET

Barcelona Opera Reopens With An Audience Of Plants June 22, 20208:55 PM ET

Cross post from Classical Music.




The Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona filled its nearly 2,300 seats with plants for a June 22 concert, which was also broadcast online.
Emilio Morenatti/AP
When Barcelona's Liceu opera opened on Monday for its first concert since mid-March, it did so to a full house — of plants.

The Gran Teatre del Liceu filled its 2,292 seats with plants for a performance by the UceLi Quartet, which it called a prelude to its 2020-2021 season. The string quartet serenaded its leafy audience with Giacomo Puccini's "Crisantemi," in a performance that was also made available to human listeners via livestream.

"After a strange, painful period, the creator, the Liceu's artistic director and the curator Blanca de la Torre offer us a different perspective for our return to activity, a perspective that brings us closer to something as essential as our relationship with nature," according to a release on the Liceu's website.

The plants came from local nurseries and will be donated along with a certificate from the artist to 2,292 health care professionals, specifically at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/22/881943143/barcelona-opera-reopens-with-an-audience-of-plants

More at the link.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jun 23, 2020, 11:59 PM (2 replies)

Want to ditch Facebook but don't want to lose your videos and pictures? This may help...

Facebook’s tool for transferring media to Google Photos is now available for everyone
The tool was previously made available only in select countries

By Taylor Lyles on June 4, 2020 3:13 pm

Facebook’s Google Photos transfer tool, first announced for the US and Canada back in April, is now available globally, the company announced on Thursday.

The new data transfer tool allows you to create copies of all of the photos or videos on your Facebook account and transfer them to a linked Google Photos one. The tool was first made available in select parts of Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America last December and it’s been expanding to more countries since.

Here’s how to use the new data transfer tool on Facebook:

While logged into your Facebook account, click on the down arrow at the end of the upper menu bar and select “Settings.”
Select the tab that reads “Your Facebook Information.”
Click on “Transfer a copy of your Photos or Videos.”
Right now, users can only store photos on Google Photos. However, a Facebook spokesperson told The Verge in April that the “people will also be able to transfer photos to other companies that join the Data Transfer Program.”

More at the link.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/4/21280583/facebook-google-photos-transfer-tool-data-sharing-project-images-video

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jun 23, 2020, 01:09 AM (3 replies)

Barcelona Opera Reopens With An Audience Of Plants June 22, 20208:55 PM ET

Barcelona Opera Reopens With An Audience Of Plants
June 22, 20208:55 PM ET





The Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona filled its nearly 2,300 seats with plants for a June 22 concert, which was also broadcast online.
Emilio Morenatti/AP
When Barcelona's Liceu opera opened on Monday for its first concert since mid-March, it did so to a full house — of plants.

The Gran Teatre del Liceu filled its 2,292 seats with plants for a performance by the UceLi Quartet, which it called a prelude to its 2020-2021 season. The string quartet serenaded its leafy audience with Giacomo Puccini's "Crisantemi," in a performance that was also made available to human listeners via livestream.

"After a strange, painful period, the creator, the Liceu's artistic director and the curator Blanca de la Torre offer us a different perspective for our return to activity, a perspective that brings us closer to something as essential as our relationship with nature," according to a release on the Liceu's website.

The plants came from local nurseries and will be donated along with a certificate from the artist to 2,292 health care professionals, specifically at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/22/881943143/barcelona-opera-reopens-with-an-audience-of-plants

More at the link.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jun 23, 2020, 12:55 AM (6 replies)

Influenza 1918, American Experience, watch the full episode

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/influenza/#part01


AIRED JANUARY 2, 2018
Influenza 1918
Film Description
In September of 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die. The cause of death was identified as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen. As the killer virus spread across the country, hospitals overfilled, death carts roamed the streets and helpless city officials dug mass graves. It was the worst epidemic in American history, killing over 600,000 — until it disappeared as mysteriously as it had begun.

Article:

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/1918-influenza-pandemic-and-covid-19/

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and COVID-19
Much has changed since the influenza pandemic of 1918, yet our responses to COVID-19 must still rely on many of the century-old lessons.
March 18, 2020 | Matthew Boyce and Rebecca Katz

The source of the influenza illness remained a mystery to scientists as viruses were too small and obscure for the optical microscopes available in 1918. Credit: Naval Historical Society

Much more at the links.

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Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
~George Santayana
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jun 23, 2020, 12:36 AM (1 replies)

NC care 360 tool completed months ahead of schedule, announced by Dr. Cohen

NCCARE360 http://www.nccare360.org/
is the first statewide coordinated care network to electronically connect those with identified needs to community resources and allow for a feedback loop on the outcome of that connection.

There is growing recognition that better coordination and investment in the non-medical drivers of health, like access to healthy food, safe and affordable housing and well-paying jobs, can improve health and decrease health care costs.

However, people face a fragmented system of health and human services that can be hard to navigate. Providers often operate in siloes, are disconnected and have no meaningful way of coordinating services for local residents.

NCCARE360 is collaborative solution to this problem by providing a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach to delivering care in North Carolina.

Through NCCARE360, community partners will have access to:

•A robust statewide resource directory that will include a call center with dedicated navigators, a data team verifying resources and text and chat capabilities.

•A data repository to integrate resource directories across the state to share resource data.

•A shared technology platform that enables health care and human service providers to send and receive secure electronic referrals, seamlessly communicate in real-time, securely share client information and track outcomes.

•A community engagement team working with community-based organizations, social service agencies, health systems, independent providers and more to create a statewide coordinated care network.

This solution ensures accountability around services delivered, provides a “no wrong door” approach and closes the loop on every referral made.

NCCARE360 implementation started in January 2019. NCCARE360 will be available in every county in North Carolina with full statewide implementation by end of 2020.*

NCCARE360 is a result of a public-private partnership between the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation (FHLI). https://foundationhli.org/programs/nccare-360/

The NCCARE360 implementation partners are United Way of NC/211, Expound Decision Systems and Unite Us.

* (But has been implemented months ahead of schedule.)

Resources
PDF download
https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/Local-Public-Health-NCCARE360-final-branded.pdf

NCCARE360 Referral Guidelines for Local Health Departments - The NCCARE360 referral guidelines for local health departments, “Maximizing the NCCARE360 Network to Advance the Public’s Health: A Guide for NC Local Health Departments” acts as a foundation for local health department use in the planning, implementation and department evaluation of NCCARE360 integration. The tool streamlines and standardizes referrals, creates an instant, virtual connection between service providers and closes the loop on client service provision. By maximizing platform utilization, departments have the opportunity to enhance the linking to service and provision of care while mobilizing community partnerships that influence the advancement of the public’s health.

Learn More
PDF Downloads

NCCARE360 Quarterly Report: August - October 2019

https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/NCCARE360-Quarterly-Report-Nov-2019---FINAL.pdf

NCCARE360 Quarterly Report: April – July 2019

https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/NCCARE360-issue2-7.29.19-WEB.pdf

NCCARE360 Quarterly Report: January – March 2019

https://foundationhli.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/NCCARE360-Quarterly-Report-January-March-2019.pdf

More at the link:
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/about/department-initiatives/healthy-opportunities/nccare360

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This is a Herculean effort that connects, uses and identifies the SDOH (Social Determinants of Health) which are critical to the expansion and maintenance of a robust Covid-19 pandemic response.

It may be just the thing we need to connect care and further humanize the pandemic response. Any addition to the toolbox is a step in the right direction, if it helps. Let's hope it will.

Good luck everyone.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:53 PM (0 replies)

New shoes ...

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:26 AM (1 replies)

Black Parade, Beyonce



Lyrics

[Intro]
Ah

[Verse 1]
I'm goin' back to the South
I'm goin' back, back, back, back
Where my roots ain't watered down
Growin', growin' like a Baobab tree
Of life on fertile ground, ancestors put me on game
Ankh charm on gold chains, with my Oshun energy, oh
Drip all on me, woo, Ankh or the Dashiki print
Hol' up, don't I smell like such a nag champa incense?
Yeah, pure ice (Ice), ice (Ice), buss down
Uh, flooded (Flooded), flooded (Flooded), on my wrist, out
Ooh, goin' up, goin' up, motherland, motherland drip on me
Ooh, melanin, melanin, my drip is skin deep, like
Ooh, motherland, motherland, motherland, motherland drip on me
Ooh, yeah, I can't forget my history is her-story, yeah
Being black, maybe that's the reason why they always mad
Yeah, they always mad, yeah
Been past 'em, I know that's the reason why they all big mad
And they always have been

[Chorus]
Honey, come around my way, around my
Whenever momma says so, momma say
Here I come on my throne, sittin' high
Follow my parade, oh, my parade
Talkin' slick to my folk (My folk), lift that lip like lipo (Lipo)
You hear them swarmin', right? Bees is known to bite
Now here we come on our thrones, sittin' high
Follow my parade, oh, my parade


ETA Lyrics

https://genius.com/Beyonce-black-parade-lyrics

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:44 AM (1 replies)

Gov. Cooper says 'strong' people wear face coverings as sign of compassion

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Snip...

“We need more people to wear masks,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “This piece of protection may save your life or the lives of your loved ones.”
Cooper said they’re in the process of figuring out what a state mandate would look like for face coverings. He said they expect to make an announcement next week.

Starting Friday at 4 p.m., face masks will be required in Raleigh.

...snip...

“The message is [COVID-19] is out in our communities and we need to do everything we can to slow that spread,” said Dr. Mandy Cohen with NCDHHS.

Snip...


“Regardless of whether it’s a law or a store requirement, wearing a face-covering when you are around other people slows the spread of the virus,” said Cooper. “We’ve got to remove the politics out of all of this. We’ve got to realize that strong people wear face coverings because it is a sign of compassion and that you actually care about people.”

More at the link.
https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/gov-cooper-says-strong-people-wear-face-coverings-as-sign-of-compassion/

Good luck everyone.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:13 AM (5 replies)

Munir Bashir, from Mesopotamia, Nakhil




Munir Bashir, the King of Oud (lute) was an Iraqi Assyrian musician and one of the most famous musicians in the Middle East during the 20th century and was considered to be the supreme master of the Arab maqamat scale system.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Jun 18, 2020, 08:45 PM (0 replies)

Covid 19, WRAL Live Updating maps, graphs

NC Coronavirus: Maps, graphs and data
As cases of COVID-19, the illness associated with the new coronavirus, spread across North Carolina and the world, WRAL News is providing interactive maps, graphs and data to help explain the spread of this disease, now classified as a pandemic.

https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/north-carolina-coronavirus-cases-maps-graphs-live-updates/19010016/

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Pinning for reference.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Jun 14, 2020, 04:33 PM (1 replies)
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