From Infamous to Glorious
By Marlene M. Espinoza
As the economic hardship accelerates in America, the growth of single mothers continues to rise. Not only has it ascended in the U.S., but in other countries, as well.
As stated by www.vice.com., in Brazil single-parent households led by women are just as common as the "traditional" nuclear family.
In fact, The Institute For Applied Economic Research (IPEA) claims that almost 28 million homes were run by women in 2014. Therefore, single mothers are "the breadwinners for 40 percent of all families in the country." Now, mothers must raise their children alone and assume the responsibility of two parents.
According to CNN.com., 81% of single parent homes are headed by a mom.
There is a definite amount of "over 11 million parents," who are compelled to assume the duties of both mom and dad. Although single mothers have stepped up and responded to their obligations, they are still challenged by numerous "prejudices, doubts, and daily chsllenges."
In today's society, it is difficult for a single mother to be accepted and recognized. Many have labeled us as"gold-diggers" and "uneducated." Single mothers come from all walks of life. We are not seeking pity, or sympathy. Our task should be recognized as a contribution to society.The role of mom and dad is not a burden. It is an honor. In fact, it is rewarding.
As a single mother, myself, I have raised 4 sons. However, society can manipulate us to believe that our job is shameful and degrading.
But, we have already proven to the world that we are definitely beyond demeaning. Our households are similar to the average family. The only thing that distinguishes ua is our role.
It is a blessing for a child to grow up in a home with both parents. But, it is an honor for a child to have a mother, who is willing to sacrifice twice as much.
A Pandemic Disorder
During this calamitous period, the world is forced to live in isolation, due to the Corona virus. Not only has this epidemic attacking millions physically, but mentally. Just when we all thought seclusion would be our best defense, another crisis arises and hits home. Although it is not contagious, it is a result of this universal panic; the aftermath of terror; Anxiety.
As stated in www.womenshealth.gov., anxiety is a normal response to stress. It has been found to affect our daily life. In fact, women are known to be more susceptible than men to get anxiety. Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. are affected.
Anxiety can also create feelings of alarm, nervousness, worry, or fear. In addition to what it can convey to the body, it is genetic.
According to www.childrenshospital.org., two important neurotransmitters in our brains, Serotonin and Dopamine, can distribute depression. In fact, researchers discovered that some parts of the brain are linked to fear and anxiety. However, many people have mistaken anxiety for a mental disorder. Since it is not caused by mental health, there is no need to think that you are going crazy.
Anxiety can be both beneficial and a threat to our health. Although it can help prepare us for the next disaster, it can restrict our physical and mental being. When there is no need to be frightened, we can be attacked severely with terror.
Even though we have been ordered to stay six feet away from other people, it still does not guarantee an end to this scare.
As we continue to agonize over the safety of our children it is possible for anxiety to worsen. Now, abiding with alarm and panic is mandatory for children.
Kidshealth.org., clearly states that growing up in a family, where others are fearful, or anxious can teach a child to be afraid too. Also,a child can experience certain phobias, which cause intensive fright.
Separation Anxiety Disorder, a fear of a separation from parents or others with parental roles can develop.
Because anxiety can be learned, insecure parents can be a threat to their children and home.
Anxiety can be misinterpreted as being a mood, rather than a feeling. Its symptoms can be anything from diarrhea, sleeplessness, and difficulty focusing. This has caused many parents to neglect the warning signs. Without treatment, anxiety can worsen. Since it is comorbid, it can give a child depression.
Many schools across the U.S. have closed and all social contact has been denied to children, including all recreational activities. Now, greeting neighbors and riding your bike outside is a threat.
As the Corona virus continues to bring fear to America, Anxiety gradually threatens the lives of our future generation.
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Nikhil Ramachandran has invented a new chemical composition that filters viruses and helps in reducing fog
In an example of exemplary innovation, Nikhil Ramachandran, a Grade 12 student has developed a novel polymer component with nanoparticles that can filter viruses and absorb air pollutants. This is a special, finely dispersed formulation of a high viscous multifunctional polymer in water. The product contains antimicrobial and antiviral agents which make it suitable for application in air filters, disposable and non-disposable masks and other fabrics. Nikhil has now applied for a patent for the product, which is cost-effective and is consulting manufacturers to introduce it in the market and commercialise the same. He is also looking at getting statutory approvals as well as a distribution network and has started a proprietary company called NOVIC.
“The news about the disruption of life due to atmospheric fog in Delhi and surrounding areas bothered me especially due to adverse effects on respiratory health. I found that the disposable mask was not a solution as most pollutants pass through the mask and hence I was looking for a compound which could absorb fog causing chemical agents and this search led me to the work I undertook. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has further prompted me to scale up my research,” said Nikhil.
The product was developed in the course of engaging with different compounds at his father’s chemical factory in Peenya after extensive research and analysis for 4 months. He would visit the factory after school hours as he was deeply interested in polymers, compounds and the need to fight viruses. The product’s emulsion is extremely stable and is ready-to-use. It has excellent wetting and spreading properties that enables the formation of a thin coating. The product can be used in the form of a spray or a solution in which a mask or handkerchief can be dipped. The chemical then absorbs all the oxides - nitrogen, sulphur and carbon- and eliminates viruses, which is the need of the hour. Since masks and handkerchiefs are being used extensively by people, the product would act as a filter of cleanliness and improve the hygiene factor by its absorption capacities. The product provides protection from virus, fungi, and other pathogens and contains an antiviral agent which is effective against SARS COVID 19. It can be used by the air filter, mask and sanitizer manufacturers.
“The initial results excited me and the more I discussed with my mentors, the more they encouraged me to pursue development of the product. The availability of time along with school assignments were challenges I had to overcome while working on the product. In the future, I am looking to pursue an advanced degree in chemical or biochemical sciences/engineering and wish to develop many more innovative products,” added Nikhil.
This isn't the first time Nikhil has done something unique, earlier along with Dr.Roy Varghese of Kentucky ARH.
They have together published a paper on the potential use of yoghurt in treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in IJCMR (International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research).
Nikhil Ramachandran has been mentioned in several newspapers and magazines over the past few weeks for his new product. According to recent sources , Nikhil Ramachandran plans to commercialize his product
Music Artist Fredapsychic releases album FEMALE ESCOBAR and so far it seems people are loving the new wave of music. The young hip-hop artist has released a couple of songs including BOSS MOVES, LA VIDA LOCA, IN MY HEAD and music lovers seem to be digging the artist style of music.
All songs are written and produced by the artist. The future seems promising for the young artist and we hope for the best.
Dine-in services permitted in Orange County; LA County does not meet up relaxation approval standards
The reopening of Phase 2 businesses also includes dine-in services in restaurants and reopening of shopping centres as Gov. Gavin Newsom approved Orange County's request, amid the pandemic. Allowed business activities include:
- Restaurants (in-person dining)
- Outdoor museums
- Limited personal services (tanning salons, car washes, gardening service, pet groomers)
Lisa Bartlett, the County Supervisor, was pleased that the Orange County was able to meet the state requirements the request was granted before Memorial Day weekend. After the announcement of the governor's decision, the county's health officer issued a new order which requires everyone to wear masks and mandates quarantine for those who have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
OC Health Care Agency authorities reported 216 new cases and 12 additions deaths which raised the county's total affected cases to 5,157 and 130 deaths; 42 deaths were reported in 4 days alone.
On the other hand, Los Angeles County accounts for half of the state's COVID-19 cases and has not met the requirements to reopen businesses. The County officials do not expect to follow the relaxed state standards until 4th July. Recently the death and hospitalization trends have improved, but the Whitehouse coronavirus response coordinator told that the spread of COVID-19 is a concern in LA.
Dr. Deborah Birx approached the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help investigate the source of new cases to help forestall outbreaks in future.
Los Angeles is among the few California's 58 counties that either have not adequately contained the infection to revive more activities and business or, on account of a few San Francisco Bay Area counties, have decided to move all the more gradually.
Local bicycle delivery services roll into high gear due to COVID-19 pandemic
As most people are at home and choose delivery options on food and everything else, messenger at Maritime Bicycle Courier is working at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic in Long Beach.
Tagquiped and Bud Abilles are both former competitive cyclists, and they launched a local delivery service in 2014, but slowly corporate delivery services drove away their business.
Even after facing hard competition, their business kept on rolling—Maritime Bicycle Courier partners with nearly 30 restaurants and businesses across the city.
"It's very important to us as a Long Beach-based business that we keep our money in Long Beach," said Ryan Hughes, co-owner of The 4th Horseman.
The 4th Horseman is the exclusive partner for Maritime Bicycle Courier for deliveries. Hughes said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, around 70% of orders placed at The 4th Horseman consist of deliveries.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the local delivery services had increased its workforce by 33%.
I'm grateful," Tagquiped said. "It's a weird blessing that the community basically has brought us back up and shown us support."
If you want to support local businesses in Long Beach, visit the Maritime Bicycle Courier website.
Federal weapons-related warrant suspect wanted
The circumstance started about 4:05 p.m. at the point when police pulled a driver close to the 1800 square of Pacific Avenue. Sgt. Alvino Herrera informed that after at first conversing with the officers, he ran from the officials and blockaded himself in a room, the authorities accept the leased at a close-by inn.
Police set up an edge around the motel and attempted to get the man to give up, yet at the end called the LBPD SWAT group, he said.
A representative on Friday morning said police couldn't discover the man in the inn and police started to clear the scene at about 8:30 p.m.
She said the man was needed on a federal weapons-related warrant.
STRONG WINDS AND CHANCES OF HEAVY RAINFALL IN SAN DIEGO
Strong winds are predicted in the hills and mountains of San-Diego City Mon, plus light drizzle may occur.
As per the weather forecast, there is a 31 percent possibility of quantifiable rainfall in coastal regions on Mon, whereas the west valleys & hills have a 21 percent possibility. The hills could get up to 3/10 mm of rain, the western regions are expected to receive about 1/10 and 2/10 of an mm and the coastal regions would get less than 1/10 of an mm, weathermen stated.
A risk of rainfall will persist in coastal regions and the western hills via Tues afternoon but the rainfall will end in the hills tonight.
N.W.S authorities warned that strong winds might be capable of blowing around unprotected items and to tear down tree branches, eventually could leads to a power shortages.
After the strong winds fade away in late Tues afternoon, the rest of the week is predicted to have reasonable and mild climate, weathermen stated “.
Demonstrators Protest At County Admin Building To Seek the Complete Reopening of San Diego
A few hundred demonstrators gathered on Sat next to San Diego City Administration building to claim a complete San Diego reopening.
Demonstrators held signs including "Democracy is Key" and "Ban Communist Party in California."
Promoters who coordinated via the FB page "Open San Diego again" claimed that the demonstration was "a non-violent demonstration to inform the city officials that they are working for us and we need San Diego City to open up."
Besides, the FB page cautioned participants: "aggression will not be accepted. It is generally advised that you start practicing social distance.
The demonstration representatives featured Roger Hedgecock, a longtime mayor of San Diego; Graham Ledger, presenter of the Real America Media television channel 'The Regular Ledger; San Diego City Superintendent Jim Desmond; Oceanside Councilperson Christopher Rodriguez; & Doc Cordle Williams, Naval veteran, psychiatrist, and businessman.
One activist in the audience shouted, "Why would Sacramento suggest what to do with San Diego?"
One said, "What we want to do is to bring our kids back to learn."
SDHSD ADOPTS HYBRID GRADING SYSTEM
After out-cry from pupils and guardians upset over the flip to a payment / no credit from the San-Dieguito union secondary school county, the county board committee on Thurs made a new policy. Previous month after the move was reported the San Dieguito Union High School District crowd held a drive-thru rally at county HQ. Students worried that a credit / no credit scheme will not represent the effort they put in, and also wondered whether their application forms could affect.
On Thurs, Haley and the majority of the school board agreed for a program they think would succeed for everybody: for the spring term, learners would have the choice to select credit/no credit or standard type ratings.
"If you give options for certain learners than those are likely to be the most strongly achieving learners," Haley stated at the online board meeting on Thurs. "Not all domestic learners have the same resources or the equal level of Internet connectivity."
Most higher education institutions have indicated they can allow credit / no credit, but sophomore, learners like La Costa Canyon secondary school, say, "it isn't the same as having a score."
The board is currently hashing out the specifics of the proposed hybrid rating scheme, but at its upcoming meeting is on May Twenty-one it is scheduled to amend it. Learners in middle school must stay on the credit / no credit rating scale.