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littlemissmartypants

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Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
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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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I have an opportunity to set up an at home broadcasting studio.


I need some help. The deadline for submission is this Friday and I am completely overwhelmed.

If you could set up your own from home, zoom type studio with all the needed hardware, what would you buy? The set up should include cameras, laptop, microphones, lighting and any software and hardware to set up an office, like a three way print, copy and fax machine. Add in things like supplies; paper, pens, resource books for, in this case, seasonal arts and crafts for children. What would you buy?

Money is no object.

I have to submit my proposal this Friday, October 23rd. I know that's short notice but I just found out about it.

Thanks for your help.

❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Oct 21, 2020, 09:53 AM (6 replies)

I have an opportunity to set up an at home broadcasting studio.

I need some help. The deadline for submission is this Friday and I am completely overwhelmed.

If you could set up your own from home, zoom type studio with all the needed hardware, what would you buy? The set up should include cameras, laptop, microphones, lighting and any software and hardware to set up an office, like a three way print, copy and fax machine. Add in things like supplies; paper, pens, resource books for, in this case, seasonal arts and crafts for children. What would you buy?

Money is no object.

I have to submit my proposal this Friday, October 23rd. I know that's short notice but I just found out about it.

Thanks for your help.

❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Oct 21, 2020, 09:47 AM (4 replies)

I have an opportunity to set up an at home broadcasting studio.

I need some help. The deadline for submission is this Friday and I am completely overwhelmed.

If you could set up your own from home, zoom type studio with all the needed hardware, what would you buy? The set up should include cameras, laptop, microphones, lighting and any software and hardware to set up an office, like a three way print, copy and fax machine. Add in things like supplies; paper, pens, resource books for, in this case, seasonal arts and crafts for children. What would you buy?

Money is no object.

I have to submit my proposal this Friday, October 23rd. I know that's short notice but I just found out about it.

Thanks for your help.

❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Oct 21, 2020, 09:44 AM (2 replies)

UNC TV NC Election 2020 debates and candidate interviews

Gubernatorial Debate
Roy Cooper, D vs. Dan Forest, R



State Executive Offices

https://www.unctv.org/election-2020/#StateExecutiveOffices

Lt. Governor

Mark Robinson, R



Yuvonne Lewis Holly, D



Attorney General

Jim O'Neill, R



Josh Stein, D



Secretary of State

Elaine Marshall, D



E.C. Sykes, R



Treasurer

Ronnie Chatterji, D



Dale Folwell, R



Superintendent of Public Instruction

Dr. Jen Mangrum, D



Catherine Truitt, R



Commissioner of Agriculture

Steve Troxler, R



Jenna Wadsworth, D



Commissioner of Labor

Josh Dobson, R



Jessica Holmes, D



Commissioner of Insurance

Mike Causey, R



Wayne Goodwin, D




North Carolina Supreme Court
Candidate Interviews

NC Supreme Court Chief Justice
Cheri Beasley vs. Paul Newby



NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices

Seat 2
Phil Berger, Jr. vs. Lucy Inman



Seat 4
Tamara Barringer & Mark Davis



North Carolina Court of Appeals

Seat 4
Tricia Shields & April Wood



Seat 5
Lora Cubbage & Fred Gore



Seat 6
Chris Dillon & Gray Styers



Seat 7
Jeff Carpenter & Reuben Young



Seat 13
Chris Brook & Jefferson Griffin




Senate Debate
Cal Cunningham, D vs. Tom Tillis, R



ICYMI

Frontline: The Choice



❤lmsp

GOTV!

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Oct 15, 2020, 04:02 AM (0 replies)

Slow Covid



NCDHHS APP https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/slowcovidnc

SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification App

It’s easy. All you have to do is download SlowCOVIDNC and you can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Download the SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification app, enable your Bluetooth and Exposure Notification settings, and be notified if you have been in close contact with someone who has shared a positive COVID-19 test result in the app.

Once you opt-in to the notification system, you can also anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result in the app. SlowCOVIDNC protects your identity and privacy while empowering you to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

How it Works

•Download the SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and enable Bluetooth and Exposure Notifications. Bluetooth must be on for the app to work. After opting-in to receive notifications, the app will generate an anonymous token for your device. A token is a string of random letters which changes every 10-20 minutes and is never linked to your identity or location, but is linked to date. This protects your privacy and security.

•Through Bluetooth, your phone and the phones around you with the SlowCOVIDNC app work in the background (minimizing battery) to exchange these anonymous tokens every few minutes. Phones record how long they are near each other and the Bluetooth signal strength of their exchanges in order to estimate distance.

•If you test positive for COVID-19, you may obtain a unique PIN to submit in the app. This voluntary and anonymous reporting notifies others who have downloaded the app that they may have been in close contact with someone in the last 14 days who has tested positive.

•PINs will be provided to app users who receive a positive COVID-19 test result through a web-based PIN Portal, by contacting the Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) call center, or by contacting their Local Health Department (LHD).

•SlowCOVIDNC periodically downloads tokens from the server from the devices of users who have anonymously reported a positive test. Your phone then uses its records of the signal strength and duration of exposures with those tokens to calculate risk and determine if you have met a threshold to receive an Exposure Notification.

Your Privacy is Protected

Using SlowCOVIDNC is entirely voluntary, and you can enable or disable it at any time. When using SlowCOVIDNC, your privacy is protected. Tokens will collect and share date, time, signal strength and duration of proximity. No location data or personally identifiable data will ever be collected or stored.

By enabling Bluetooth and Exposure Notifications, you can anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result to help slow the spread of COVID-19. You may also be notified if you have been in close contact with someone who has shared a positive COVID-19 test result in the app.

Follow the link and find additional information.

https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/slowcovidnc

❤lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:52 PM (0 replies)

Step By Step: How To Vote Absentee By-Mail In North Carolina

Step By Step: How To Vote Absentee By-Mail In North Carolina

WFAE | By WFAE
Published September 22, 2020 at 11:27 AM EDT


With the coronavirus causing many of us to stay away from crowds, an unprecedented number of people are expected to vote absentee for the Nov. 3 election. Are you voting absentee by-mail for the first time? Do you have questions about how to do it and want to make sure you do it right so your ballot is accepted? Follow this step-by-step guide.

First, collect your absentee ballot. (Want to know how to request one? Do that online here, or by submitting a completed request form via mail, email, fax or in person to your county board of elections.)

You'll receive a ballot like the one below.

Make sure you follow directions and mark each vote with a black ball point pen. Fill in each oval completely to the left of your selection.

Link: https://www.wfae.org/politics/2020-09-22/step-by-step-how-to-vote-absentee-by-mail-in-north-carolina

❤lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Oct 13, 2020, 06:58 AM (0 replies)

Coronavirus can survive on skin for 9 hours

By Rachael Rettner



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SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, remained viable on samples of human skin for about 9 hours, according to the study. In contrast, a strain of the influenza A virus (IAV) remained viable on human skin for about 2 hours.

Fortunately, both viruses on skin were rapidly inactivated with hand sanitizer.

The findings underscore the importance of washing your hands or using sanitizer to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"This study shows that SARS-CoV-2 may have a higher risk of contact transmission [i.e. transmission from direct contact] than IAV because the first is much more stable on human skin [than the latter]" the authors wrote in their paper, which was published online Oct. 3 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. "These findings support the hypothesis that proper hand hygiene is important for the prevention of the spread of SARS-CoV-2."

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Link: https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-survives-9-hours-on-skin.html

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Oct 8, 2020, 01:46 AM (1 replies)

Covid-19 Update

Governor Cooper Moves North Carolina to Phase 3 With Stable Numbers
Safety precautions set for large outdoor and some indoor venues

September 30th, 2020

Raleigh

North Carolina will ease cautiously some restrictions while continuing safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 as the state’s metrics remained stable in September, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

“Our top priority remains getting children back to in-person learning. This month marks a major shift for many families now and in the coming months as schools open their doors, some for the first time since the pandemic,” said Governor Cooper. “The virus continues to spread, so we must take the next steps methodically, and responsibly.”

“We must continue our hard work to slow the spread of this virus,” said Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. “By practicing the 3Ws — wear, wait and wash, — getting your flu shot, and downloading the SlowCOVIDNC app, each of us can protect the progress we have made.”

Dr. Cohen reviewed the state’s key metrics:

Trajectory in COVID-Like Illness (CLI) Surveillance Over 14 Days

North Carolina’s syndromic surveillance trend for COVID-like illness has a slight increase.

Trajectory of Confirmed Cases Over 14 Days

North Carolina’s trajectory of lab-confirmed cases is level.

Trajectory in Percent of Tests Returning Positive Over 14 Days

North Carolina’s trajectory in percent of tests returning positive is level.

Trajectory in Hospitalizations Over 14 Days

North Carolina’s trajectory of hospitalizations is level.

In addition to these metrics, the state continues building capacity to adequately respond to an increase in virus spread in testing, tracing and prevention.

No-cost testing events are being deployed across the state and testing turnaround times are improving.

New contact tracers are bolstering the efforts of local health departments.

A new NCDHHS app, SlowCOVIDNC, is notifying users of exposure to the virus.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies are stable.

As these metrics and capacity remain stable, the state will ease some restrictions starting Friday. Executive Order 169 begins Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. and continues for three weeks through October 23.

Its new provisions include:

Large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 may operate with 7% occupancy for spectators.

Smaller outdoor entertainment venues, like arenas or amphitheaters, may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity, or 100 guests, whichever is less.

Movie theaters and conference centers may open indoor spaces to 30% of capacity, or 100 guests, whichever is less.

Bars may operate outdoors at 30% of outdoor capacity, or 100 guests, whichever is less.

Amusement parks may open at 30% occupancy, outdoor attractions only.

The limits on mass gatherings will remain at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.

The 11 pm curfew on alcohol sales for in-person consumption in locations such as restaurants and outdoor bars will be extended to October 23.

State and public health officials will continue watching the key COVID-19 trends over the next several weeks to determine if any further restrictions can be eased when the current Executive Order expires October 23.

Visit the link for downloads*

*Read Executive Order 169. PDF download

*Read the FAQs on Executive PDF download

*Read the slides from today's briefing PDF download

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This press release is related to:
Governor's Office COVID-19
Contact Information
Ford Porter
govpress@nc.gov
919-814-2100

*Link: https://governor.nc.gov/news/governor-cooper-moves-north-carolina-phase-3-stable-numbers

Good luck everyone. Stay safe.
❤ lmsp

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Oct 4, 2020, 10:42 PM (0 replies)

Together against Corona, Zusammen Gegen Corona

Here you can find out how to stay mentally healthy and fit despite contact restrictions and the possible fear of infection during the corona pandemic.

https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/inform/mental-health/

Select the English language translation.

Full Web Menu here:

https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/

❤lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Oct 4, 2020, 02:59 AM (0 replies)

NC State Law on Electioneering Boundaries

No person or group of persons shall hinder access, harass others, distribute campaign literature, place political advertising, solicit votes, or otherwise engage in election‑related activity in the voting place or in a buffer zone which shall be prescribed by the county board of elections around the voting place.

In determining the dimensions of that buffer zone for each voting place, the county board of elections shall, where practical, set the limit at 50 feet from the door of entrance to the voting place, measured when that door is closed, but in no event shall it set the limit at more than 50 feet or at less than 25 feet.

Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the county board of elections shall also provide an area adjacent to the buffer zone for each voting place in which persons or groups of persons may distribute campaign literature, place political advertising, solicit votes, or otherwise engage in election-related activity (N.C. Gen. Stat. § 163-166.4)

Link to all states information (PDF) here http://www.nass.org/sites/default/files/surveys/2020-01/state-laws-polling-place-electioneering-Jan2020.pdf

Hat tip to KY_EnviroGuy.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:16 PM (0 replies)
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