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Preprint: Maximizing the probability that the 6-week lock-down in Victoria delivers a COVID-19 free Australia
2020.09.09 06:49 dCodePonerologyPreprint: Maximizing the probability that the 6-week lock-down in Victoria delivers a COVID-19 free Australia
Maximizing the probability that the 6-week lock-down in Victoria delivers a COVID-19 free Australia
Tony Blakely, Jason Thompson, Natalie Carvalho, Laxman Bablani, Nick Wilson and Mark StevensonMed J Aust Published online: 17 July 2020 https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2020/maximizing-probability-6-week-lock-down-victoria-delivers-covid-19-free-australia This article has now been accepted for publication and has undergone full peer review but has not completed the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process; further changes may be made before final publication. The current revised version is available as a PDFhereand is onlinehere(4 September 2020). This is a preprint version of an article submitted for publication in the Medical Journal of Australia. Changes may be made before final publication. Clickherefor the PDF version. Suggested citation: Blakely T, Thompson J, Carvalho N, Bablani L, Wilson N, Stevenson M.Maximizing the probability that the 6-week lock-down in Victoria delivers a COVID-19 free Australia.Med J Aust 2020;https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2020/maximizing-probability-6-week-lock-down-victoria-delivers-covid-19-free-australia[Preprint, 17 July 2020]. Victoria is the unlucky state in a lucky country. Most other states and territories, except for NSW, have achieved elimination of community transmission of the pandemic virus SARS-CoV-2 (28 or more days of no locally acquired cases where the source is unknown). The situation in NSW is mixed and precarious. On the one hand, NSW has a current outbreak of 40 cases (as of 16 July) linked to the Crossroads Hotel outbreak in Casula. On the other hand, until 16 July there had only been three locally acquired cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection with no known source in the preceding 28 days suggesting NSW was on the cusp of elimination 1 – but three cases have been reported on 16 July with no obvious link to the current outbreak.2 If NSW successfully contains this outbreak, it may resume its prior trajectory towards the elimination of local transmission, leaving Victoria isolated as the only state with community transmission. It seems highly unlikely that states and territories that have eliminated local transmission will relinquish their status by freely opening borders and engaging with Victoria (and NSW if community transmission remains). Australia going forward as two separate systems (six or seven states and territories having eliminated the virus, one or two not) is a significant concern. Both the Victorian economy (comprising 23.7% of Australia’s economy 3) and the wider Australian economy will be adversely impacted for a long period due to the public health measures necessary to prevent and control recurrent outbreaks arising from resurgent community transmission. There are three general strategic policy responses to the challenge of COVID-19: elimination, suppression, and mitigation (or herd immunity). No response is free of economic, social and health harms – rather, it is about minimising harm.4 Society has largely rejected a mitigation response due to the high morbidity and mortality inherent (e.g. if 60% of the population were infected the number of deaths may exceed 100,000 under current case fatality rates 5). We argue that explicitly pushing towards a strategy of elimination across all of Australia is optimal given where we are at and what we know.
We know from New Zealand (NZ; population 5.0 million)6 and Taiwan (23.8 million)7 that elimination of community transmission is achievable in island jurisdictions, both having no reported community transmission for over two months as of 10 July.8 The advantage of elimination is that despite international border closures or strict quarantine, citizens can go about life with a near-normal functioning of their society and economy. Elimination has challenges. First, there is the extra effort to achieve it – and the fact that aiming to achieve elimination does not guarantee success. Second, having achieved elimination, there would be the constant risk of the virus re-entering due to quarantine breaches. This is evident from the two quarantine hotels in Melbourne that leaked cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, if we learn from experience, there is no reason why the quarantine of arrivals to a country cannot be made near-perfectly secure with the appropriate processes and resources. How sustainable a COVID-19 free nation with tight border controls is in the very long term is unclear, especially when international tourism begins to be resurrected in the rest of the world. If an effective vaccine does not arrive in the next year or so, then at some point a COVID-19 free country may choose to pivot away from maintaining elimination towards suppression or mitigation. This could involve the easing of border restrictions and the return of disease spread but where the mortality and morbidity burden is substantially lessened through improved treatments and social mechanisms to protect the elderly and vulnerable (e.g. good ring-fencing of rest-homes). The point now, though, is that living in a state or country that has achieved elimination is a far better option than suppression in the short- to medium-term, compared to the high likelihood of recurrent outbreaks precipitating recurrent lock-downs with attendant social and economic disruption. For example, NZ used a more stringent lock-down that Australia in March to April 2020 (Supplementary Figure 1 - available in PDF), rapidly achieved elimination, and its economy appears to have bounced back more strongly than Australia’s, at least on the measure of payroll job estimates (Supplementary Figure 2 - available in PDF). So too, COVID-19 free Australian states and territories (e.g., Queensland) are benefiting economically, enabling the re-opening of business activity and hosting of national sporting teams and fixtures such as the AFL.
Is elimination achievable with a six-week lock-down?
Lock-downs are effective for pandemic control.9,10 Our case for an explicit elimination strategy in Victoria, now, is that given the State is in lock-down for six-weeks there is only a marginal cost of ‘going hard’ with a rigorous public health response that increases the probability of achieving elimination. But is elimination achievable within six-weeks? We examined four policy scenarios using an agent-based model, a type of micro-simulation of individuals. The model accurately reflects the prior experience of both NZ and Australia 11, and in this paper, we have adapted it to Victoria (including the case counts up to 14 July) (see Appendix for details - available in PDF). The four policy approaches were:
Standard, reflecting the first Australian lock-down (calibrated in ), with key parameters including 85% of people observing physical distancing; of those observing physical distancing, they do so 85% of the time; 30% of adult workers are essential workers; 93% of people asked to isolate doing so; 20% uptake of COVID-Safe App; but no closure of schools and no mask-wearing.
Standard plus masks at 50%, above plus 50% of people wearing masks when in crowded indoor environments.
Stringent with masks at 50%, schools closed and essential workers restricted to 20% of workers, otherwise as above.
Stringent with masks at 90%, above with mask use increased to 90%.
Figure 1 (available in PDF) shows the percentage likelihood of elimination in Victoria, defined as the date of clearance of infection by the last case. The observable moment of 28 days without a locally acquired case with no known contact follows by about another two weeks. Under the ‘Standard‘ policy approach, there is no chance that all infected people will have cleared their SARS-CoV-2 infection by 19 August (six-weeks after lock-down started). The probabilities for the other three policy approaches are 5% for ‘Standard plus masks at 50%’; slightly more at about 7% for ‘Stringent with masks at 50%’; and nearly 50% for ‘Stringent plus masks at 90%’. As an important aside, as we have updated these model runs in the week since lockdown began, the curves have been shifting to the right due to the ongoing high numbers of daily cases. If Victoria gets on top of the current outbreak, these probabilities may improve, and the curves shift to the left – but also vice versa. We will update these models on a regular basis. Undertaking simulation modelling of SARS-CoV-2 policy options is challenging and the uncertainties are still large. Nevertheless, our results lend weight to the proposition that elimination is achievable, and that mandatory wearing of masks can greatly assist its chances.
A ten-point plan to maximize the chance of elimination in Victoria
Box 1 (available in PDF) gives enhancements to the stay-at-home orders used in the first lock-down, that should see an increased probability of elimination being achieved. The first and critical point is leadership. Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews (and indeed all State and Territory Premiers) should explicitly declare ‘elimination’ as the goal. This should be accompanied by increased transparency and target-setting including the appointment of an expert advisory group in order to increase trust in the process. An explicit goal will more likely avert a public clamouring for premature opening up again as case-numbers fall and will recognise that these investments will have greater health and economic payoffs in the future. Since the second lock-down in Victoria was announced (Tuesday 7 July), progress with aspects of this ten-point plan has already been made with the closure of schools (other than for year 11 and 12, and special needs students), encouragement to wear masks in indoor environments (though we argue this needs to be mandatory), and commitments to improve contact tracing capacity.
We argue that Melbourne and Victoria should not waste the opportunity this lock-down presents. By learning from the lessons on social and preventive measures to lower SARS-CoV-2 transmissibility,9,10,12,13 and specifically the lessons from NZ,4 Taiwan and six of the eight Australia States and Territories that have achieved elimination, Victoria can increase its chances of also eliminating community transmission. There is the risk of failure – we cannot guarantee that our ten-point plan will achieve elimination, we cannot guarantee high compliance in measures by the Victoria population if a more stringent lock-down was imposed, and if the outbreak in NSW restarts community transmission then both NSW and Victoria will need to have elimination strategies for Australia to eliminate. But we argue that it would be a bigger failure to not enhance the probability of elimination by augmenting the current lock-down now. Our work and those of others who have independently considered the alternatives consistently demonstrates that elimination is possible, and if achieved optimal for health and long-term for the economy.4,14-16 Finally, we can only make estimates as to what the future holds. If a timely vaccine does not arrive, or treatments greatly improve, then for Australia to fully reintegrate with the rest of the world there may be a need to pivot to suppression and then mitigation. But we argue this is a decision better reserved for the future as the disease evolves and our knowledge improves; an Australia with no community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the near-term will be better and stronger for it.
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2020.09.01 01:51 Pickup_your_nutsWhetu Tirikatene-Sullivan: New Zealand’s first Māori woman cabinet minister and its longest-serving woman MP 1932–2011
This biography, written by Helen Brown, was first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography in 2018. Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan was New Zealand’s first Māori woman cabinet minister, its longest-serving woman MP, and a staunch advocate in Parliament for Māori interests. An accomplished academic, social worker, designer, sportswoman and dancer, she paved the way for women to combine a political career with motherhood. The Treaty of Waitangi and the Rātana faith were central tenets of her personal and political life, and her parliamentary career was focused on the abolition of laws that oppressed Māori. She was also a New Zealand fashion icon with a distinctive sense of style which drew upon her whakapapa and celebrated her love of Māori design. Early life at Rātana Pā Tini Whetu Marama Tirikatene was born at Rātana pā, south of Whanganui, on 9 January 1932. Her mother Ruti (Lucy) Matekino Horomona (Solomon) was of Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Pahauwera of Ngāti Kahungunu, Danish and Jewish descent. Her father Eruera Tirikatene was Ngāi Tahu, a descendant of the rangatira Tūhuru of Westland and of Motoitoi of Otago. He also had Ngāti Toa and English ancestry. Eruera was one of the prophet Tahupotiki Wiremu Rātana's political advisers, and the first Rātana (independent) MP elected to Parliament. He held the Southern Māori seat from 1932 until his death in 1967, from 1936 as a Labour member in a Rātana–Labour alliance. Before she was born, Rātana prophesied that Whetu would become a political leader and named her ‘Whetu Marama’ in an evocation of the Rātana symbol’s star and crescent moon. Whetu was the seventh child of 12 and the eldest surviving daughter. From an early age, she was raised by her maternal grandmother Amiria (Miria) Solomon because her parents travelled frequently on parliamentary business. Whetu spent her early years in the exclusively Māori environment of Rātana Pā. Her early education at the Native School and personal interactions with Rātana set the foundations for her deep, lifelong, Christian faith. School years The family lived in a number of places in the South Island during Whetu’s childhood, though she always regarded Rātana pā as her ‘real home.’ At some schools she was the only Māori student, and faced discrimination for the first time. This experience made her determined to succeed in the Pākehā education system, and later to advocate for the teaching of Māori language, history and culture in all New Zealand schools. Outside of school she worked hard, digging potatoes, concreting, doing the laundry and driving tractors. At Rangiora High School Whetu became a class leader. She excelled at shorthand, and in form five made headlines for typing at 240 words per minute – close to the world record. These skills proved valuable when she became an MP – she would produce her transcripts to challenge inaccuracies in the official record. She also played violin and cello in the school orchestra and was selected for the Christchurch Youth Orchestra. When the family moved to Wellington in 1949, Whetu attended Wellington East Girls’ College, where she was a prefect. She joined Victoria University College’s fencing club in form six and became one of the top four women fencers in New Zealand. She also did occasional fashion modelling, designed jewellery and clothes, and won national titles in ballroom and Latin American dancing. Political apprenticeship Working as an unpaid and unofficial assistant to her father laid the groundwork for Whetu’s future political career. While still at school, she volunteered as secretary and research officer for the Labour Party’s Māori Advisory Council and Māori Policy Committee – a role she filled for ten years. She also did secretarial work for the four Māori members and accompanied her father to tribal hui and official engagements. When she was elected to Parliament, she claimed to know practically every Māori family in the Southern Māori elecorate. In 1949 Whetu began working as a stenographer at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Headquarters in Wellington, where her shorthand skills were soon sought out by the Public Service Commissioners for various commissions of enquiry. In 1951 she was seconded from the RNZAF Headquarters to the Royal Tour Office of the Department of Internal Affairs as secretary to the assistant director of a planned royal tour. She travelled with the royal entourage as a member of New Zealand’s official party when Queen Elizabeth II toured the country in December 1953 and January 1954. The demanding tour schedule, work stress, and exposure to thousands of people took its toll, and Whetu was admitted to Wellington Hospital in April 1954 with tuberculosis. A four-year convalescence followed, first at the Ōtaki Sanatorium and then at the family home in Kaiapoi. During this period, she honed her interest in social work by acting as a spokesperson for other patients. Social worker, academic and emerging leader In 1958, Whetu was employed as a Māori welfare officer in Wellington by the Department of Māori Affairs. She also served as a child welfare officer in Rotorua and a social security welfare officer in Lower Hutt and Wellington. She continued to work voluntarily for the Māori MPs and studied part-time at Victoria University College. She graduated with a Diploma in Social Science in 1961 and completed a BA in 1965, majoring in Political Science and Public Administration. As women’s vice-president on the executive of the Victoria University Students’ Association (1960–61), and inaugural president of the Federation of Māori University Students, she advocated the teaching of te reo Māori and Māori Studies in New Zealand universities. In 1959 Whetu was made a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1965 she was awarded a postgraduate scholarship at the Australian National University in Canberra, where she commenced a PhD thesis on the alliance between the Labour Party and the Rātana movement. There she met fellow doctoral student Denis John Howard Sullivan. By the end of 1966 the couple had decided to marry and pursue their respective academic careers overseas. Whetu’s studies ended abruptly in 1967 when her father died, and she was called home to replace him in Parliament. Entering Parliament Whetu returned to New Zealand in January 1967, and was selected as the Labour candidate to contest the by-election in March. The Southern Māori seat covered a vast area, from Wairoa in the north to Rakiura (Stewart Island) in the south. She convincingly won the by-election, and at 35 was the youngest woman to have been elected to New Zealand’s Parliament to that time. After being elected she returned immediately to Australia, where she and Denis were married in a small ceremony in a Canberra registry office on 18 March. Whetu took the surname Tirikatene-Sullivan. In her maiden speech to Parliament, Whetu made clear that she was there as an advocate for Māori interests. Describing her father as her inspiration, she drew attention to the socio-economic disparities between Māori and Pākehā. She emphasised the importance of Māori education and the need for government policies to address the gap between Māori and Pākehā achievement. Her early parliamentary career was spent in opposition, where she strongly opposed aspects of the controversial Māori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 which cut across the rights of Māori landowners. She supported the Ngāitahu Māori Trust Board in its opposition to aspects of 1969’s Electoral Amendment Bill. Mana wāhine In 1967 Whetu was one of two Māori among the six women in the House. She immediately challenged some of Parliament’s patriarchal norms, including the exclusion of women from a visitors’ area in the House and from Bellamy’s bar. She pointed out that mothers of young children comprised 23 per cent of the adult population and should be represented in the House. When her first child May-Ana was born in 1970, Whetu was the first member to give birth while Parliament was in session. She returned to work within weeks and cared for her daughter in her office, an arrangement then considered extraordinary. A second daughter, Lisa Marie, was born in 1972 but died at the age of three months. The birth of her son Tirikatene (Tiri) in 1974 is thought to have been the first to a cabinet minister in the British Commonwealth. Whetu contributed to the normalisation of the idea of women combining career and parenthood, paving the way for later parliamentarians and New Zealand women in general. In her early parliamentary career Whetu took a feminist approach to some women’s issues. She attended the United Nations International Women’s Year conference in Mexico in June 1975, where she was hailed for speaking out against the political manipulation that had removed basic feminist concerns from the agenda. In 1977 she railed against the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Bill (which restricted access to abortion), arguing that abortion was ‘fundamental to a woman’s ability to participate equally in society’. She later modified this view, concerned at the high rate of abortion among Māori and Pasifika women. Whetu was also one of the few women to speak on the marae at Rātana Pā during pōwhiri, and as Minister of Tourism the first woman to speak on Tūrangawaewae marae at Ngāruawāhia. New Zealand’s first Māori woman cabinet minister, 1972–1975 When Labour came to power in 1972 Whetu was appointed Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Social Welfare, making her the first Māori woman cabinet minister. The social welfare portfolio appeared to provide an opportunity to advance the Rātana agenda of seeking statutory equality and justice for Māori, but in reality her ability to influence the minister, Norman King, was limited. As tourism minister, Whetu was keen to transform the heavily male-dominated tourism industry. She promoted domestic tourism, opened a New Zealand tourism bureau in Tokyo, and encouraged the use of New Zealand crafts and Māori design in the souvenir trade. She also served as Minister for the Environment for a year following a 1974 cabinet reshuffle. The politics of fashion Design and dressmaking was a lifelong passion for Whetu, whose signature style was unique in the history of New Zealand fashion. Dressed in beautifully designed garments featuring Māori motifs, she was a distinctive presence in Parliament. She was keenly aware of the political statement she made through her design choices. In 1972 Whetu and Denis personally supported the development of Māori fashion design by establishing a boutique in Wellington which sold Māori and Polynesian-inspired garments made by local designers. Whetu, resplendent in a gown designed by Kura Ensor featuring a red, black and white kōwhaiwhai pattern, was at the forefront of the group that met the 1975 Māori land marchers at Parliament. The dress was bold, contemporary, unmistakably Māori, and signalled Whetu’s solidarity with the marchers. Legislation to establish the Waitangi Tribunal had just been passed, and though Whetu had been instrumental in its development, she was critical that it could only address grievances arising from Crown actions from 1975 on. Parliamentary service, 1975–1996 Labour was back in opposition for three terms from 1975, with Whetu the spokesperson on social welfare and family affairs until 1980. She lobbied for more Māori content in broadcasting and the establishment of a Māori television unit, and for the correct pronunciation of Māori place names. She also initiated a series of private members’ bills seeking official status for te reo Māori (later conferred by the Māori Language Act 1987). As chair of Labour’s Māori Policy Committee from 1979 to 1986, Whetu was frustrated by her party’s consistent lack of enthusiasm for recognising the rights of tangata whenua under the Treaty of Waitangi. When the fourth Labour government came to power in 1984, Whetu was not offered a cabinet portfolio. She continued to work on causes she believed in, lobbying for the inclusion of a treaty clause in the State-Owned Enterprises Act, promoting local government planning, and seeking protection for Māori fishing grounds. She also served for many years on the Māori affairs and electoral law select committee, which eventually supported legislation allowing Māori to vote anywhere within their Māori electorate. In keeping with Rātana philosophy, Whetu was pan-Māori in her approach and regarded an emphasis on tribal affiliation as divisive. She was therefore troubled by the Labour government’s restructuring of the Department of Māori Affairs in the 1980s, which foreshadowed a devolution to iwi authorities of matters previously dealt with by the government. Along with organisations such as the Māori Women’s Welfare League and the Rātana movement, she lobbied for the involvement in the political process of Māori who had lost their tribal connections. By the mid-1980s Whetu was sometimes portrayed in the media as moderate in comparison with younger urban activists. She acknowledged that she had not been ‘a high-profile person’ and that much of her work had been done ‘behind the scenes’. In 1993 a National government recognised her decades of service by admitting her to the 20-person Order of New Zealand, the country’s highest honour. Relationship with Ngāi Tahu Whetu had a difficult and sometimes acrimonious relationship with the leaders of her iwi, Ngāi Tahu. A new generation of Ngāi Tahu leaders regarded some of the laws sponsored by Whetu’s father as paternalistic, out-dated, and unjust Crown impositions. In 1969 the Ngāitahu Māori Trust Board petitioned for the repeal of the Ngāitahu Claims Settlement Act 1944, but Whetu was steadfast in her opposition. She felt the petition implicitly questioned her father’s credibility. She also opposed the trust board’s attempts to create a legal personality for the iwi in the lead-up to Ngāi Tahu’s treaty settlement with the Crown in the 1990s, though Ngāi Tahu beneficiaries voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Bill. Whetu argued that the process of drafting the bill had been undemocratic and that the tribal leadership lacked a mandate, and continued to press these points in parliamentary debates and select committee hearings. Eventually a number of amendments satisfied her enough that she did not vote against the bill on its second reading. Subsequently the iwi authority Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu came into being. Whetu continued to scrutinise its actions for the rest of her life. Life after politics In the 1996 general election, after almost 30 years of service over ten successive terms, Whetu narrowly lost her seat in Parliament when the New Zealand First Party secured all five Māori seats. She retired from politics, bringing an end to the Tirikatene legacy of 64 years of parliamentary service – at least until her nephew Rino Tirikatene was elected in 2011. After a lifetime in Parliament, she was able to devote more time to her family and her health, though she continued to work with former constituents whose families had known hers for generations. In 2004, in an echo of the 1975 land march, Whetu called the Hīkoi mo te Takutai (foreshore and seabed hīkoi) onto the forecourt of Parliament. Whetu died in Wellington on 20 July 2011, aged 79, after suffering a stroke. In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated after a private family service. Hundreds attended a public memorial service to celebrate her life and achievements on 12 August at Wellington’s Cathedral of St Paul. She was survived by her husband, two children, and two beloved mokopuna. Source
2020.08.30 10:00 keiraopalUpdate: Dating in Wellington in your 20's
2 months ago today I made a post on here about Dating in Wellington https://www.reddit.com/Wellington/comments/hgjirz/dating_in_wellington_in_your_20s/. I had several bad dating experiences from Tinder and Bumble, and had deleted all my apps and I genuinely wanted to know how everyone's experience have been in meeting new people, because dating in our generation really has changed in many positive and negative ways. All you amazing human beings who left a comment - thank you! There was one particular comment that caught my eye, and I private messaged the person with no intention but curiosity to catch up and share with one another our crazy online dating experiences. It's crazy how life can be. For all I knew this could be a 50 year old guy pretending to be in his mid-20's, but it was the most insane coincidence. At this point, we added one another on messenger and his profile picture is of him in a Santa suit. We found out that we lived opposite one another on the same street, we had previously met before very briefly for a moment at a bar (funny how that happens in Wellington? Good ol' Wellington), he saw me at the bar on a bad tinder date (the guy showed up drunk). I found out I live with his doctor, we work in the same industry, and at that point we both thought the other person was a stalker (haha). We stayed up every night talking til 2am. The sleep deprivation was real. We've now been dating for 2 months, and recently went travelling in NZ together (gotta boost that economy plus there are so many beautiful places, we are blessed to live in this beautiful country) I guess I just really wanted to write this update post to say that sometimes in life you just have to go with your gut, bite the bullet and just do it, because you never know what's going to happen.
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2020.08.19 07:19 blueman-bluemanROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET LAUNCHES LIVE STREAMING OF PERFORMANCES 2 April 2020
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET LAUNCHES LIVE STREAMING OF PERFORMANCES 2 April 2020 RNZ Concert 8 May 2020 · Black Swan, White Swan: Live in Your Living Room RNZB Live in your Living Room - - - RNZB Concert - - - *** If you experienced the glitch in this broadcast, please scroll through to where the video stream stopped at the 30 minutes mark, and then it should play continuously from that point to the end at 1.5 hours. Sorry for any inconvenience. *** Love. Seduction. Betrayal. Redemption. Temptation is in the air this winter, can you feel it? Step into the shadows to witness one man’s struggle with love and betrayal as the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Mário Radačovský’s Black Swan, White Swan, a daring retelling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake. A deeply personal take on the classic love story, we follow Siegfried, tormented by sickness, battling his mortality. Caught between two women, the black swan and the white, he struggles with ideal love, pure evil, temptation, and most of all, himself. Hailed on its 2012 premiere as ‘beguiling, captivating, ultimately enigmatic’ (Grand Rapids Press), this 21st century version of the story will have you spellbound. A stripped down, elemental retelling of Swan Lake, with the agony and ecstasy of Tchaikovsky’s original score at its heart, Black Swan, White Swan will break your heart, yet leave you believing in the redeeming power of love. This stylish, provocative, profoundly moving ballet is not to be missed – this is a Swan Lake for our time. Black Swan, White Swan contains mature themes and is recommended for children 8 years and above. Join us for an electrifying retelling of ballet’s classic Swan Lake, tonight at 7:30pm. The broadcast will begin right here on this post. Or join us on the RNZ Concert website: https://bit.ly/3bdgxJx - With scams circulating, please do not provide your credit card details to any unfamiliar sites. - These broadcasts are provided free of charge through Facebook Premiere. - Available worldwide - Dress Rehearsal archive recording filmed live on stage at the Opera House, 31 May 2019 - Casting: http://rnzb.org.nz/qAZjg - Read the programme: http://rnzb.org.nz/StKsL - Join in the chat with RNZB dancers in the comments during the broadcast. . . . Choreography: Mário Radačovský Costume Design: Patricia Barker Staging: Laura McQueen Schultz and Nicholas Schultz Set Design: Marek Hollý Audio Visual Design: Michael Auer Lighting Design: Randall G Chiarelli Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky Music recording: Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev Label Decca, by kind permission of Universal Music Video: Jeremy Brick https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1463636397140951 https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=1463636397140951 https://rnzb.org.nz/rnzb-live-in-your-living-room/ https://rnzb.org.nz/shows/black-swan-white-swan/ https:// video-ams4-1 xx fbcdn net /v/t39.24130-2/10000000_338864334149842_6948421324568388270_n.mp4?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=985c63&efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6Im9lcF9oZCJ9&_nc_ohc=gVE7-f5wmOEAX8FcYp3&_nc_ht=video-ams4-1.xx&oh=ec7408da7a8c0029aec8cb321f682074&oe=5F5E106D&dl=1 - - - 1280x720 HD - - - Black Swan, White Swan mp4 video file size 721.5MB and dated 8 May 2020 at 10.21 - - - please replace the five spaces with five dots - - - - - - - - - - - - ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET LAUNCHES LIVE STREAMING OF PERFORMANCES 2 April 2020 Starting this Friday, 3 April 2020, the Royal New Zealand Ballet will offer free video broadcasts of recent performances via Facebook Premiere. First up will be Christmas 2019’s acclaimed production of Hansel & Gretel, choreographed by Loughlan Prior, with an original score by Claire Cowan, designs by Kate Hawley, lighting by Jon Buswell and visual effects by POW Studios, filmed live onstage at the Opera House in Wellington in November last year. The cast includes Kirby Selchow and Shaun James Kelly in the title roles, Katharine Precourt as The Ice Cream Witch and Paul Mathews as her monstrous alter ego, The Witch Transformed. Nadia Yanowsky and Joseph Skelton play Hansel and Gretel’s loving but impoverished parents, Nathan Mennis portrays the otherworldly Sand Man and Allister Madin and Mayu Tanigaito dazzle as the King and Queen of the Dew Fairies. Orchestra Wellington are in the pit, under the baton of conductor Hamish McKeich. The production will be broadcast three times over the weekend to enable audiences of all ages to enjoy performances: Friday 3 April at 7.30pm; Saturday 4 April at 1.30pm and Sunday 5 April at 10.30am. The performance lasts one hour and 45 minutes, plus a brief interval between the two acts to make a cup of coffee and grab a slice of gingerbread. ‘Last year, audiences around New Zealand fell in love with our zany production of Hansel & Gretel’ says RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker. ‘Being faced with so much uncertainty as we are glued to our televisions for any good news, we at the RNZB thought we could all use a little extra sweetness and pick-me-up. We are so pleased to be able to share this special ballet, 100% made in New Zealand, with audiences again. Stay tuned for further announcements!’ ‘We have an amazingly loyal following on Facebook, and they are already used to tuning in to livestreamed events such as our annual participation in World Ballet Day’ says Executive Director Lester McGrath. ‘However, you don’t need to have a Facebook account in order to enjoy these broadcasts. We encourage anyone and everyone with internet access to make the most of this great opportunity to connect with their national ballet company.’ Alongside full productions, RNZB Education is putting together a wealth of digital resources for people of all ages staying at home. The company’s NCEA resources are available online, while the Ballet Masters and Dance Educators are developing online classes for the young and young at heart, online workshops for primary and secondary schools and balletic exercises for seniors, including dance moves and exercises which can be done sitting down. Keep an eye on rnzb.org.nz and social media for news and links. The Royal New Zealand Ballet would like to thank Ryman Healthcare for their original sponsorship of the national tour of Hansel & Gretel in November – December 2019, together with Telecommunications Partner Vodafone. Full details, including broadcast times and links, can be found at https://rnzb.org.nz/live Unfortunately only discovered these ballet video streams on 19th August 2020. Please PM if you have any of The Royal New Zealand Ballet April 2020 and May 2020 video streams. https://rnzb.org.nz/news/royal-new-zealand-ballet-launches-live-streaming-of-performances/ - - - - - - - - -
2020.08.13 11:15 qldmaroon7Match Thread: Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix (2019/20 A-League - The PPF/The 27 in 34)
NEWCASTLE JETS3-0WELLINGTON PHOENIX Newcastle Jets Goalscorers: Nick Fitzgerald (45'), Bernie Ibini (76'), Jason Hoffman (79') Wellington Phoenix Goalscorers: Competition: 2019/20 Hyundai A-League Regular Season (The PPF/The 27 in 34) Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney, NSW Date: Thursday, August 13th, 2020 Kickoff: 7:30pm AEST, 9:30pm NZST Referee: Alireza Faghani Attendance: No spectators permitted* (Capacity: 20,500 - COVID Capacity: 5,125) TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 507 (AUS) & Sky Sport 7 (NZ) Streams: Kayo Sports & My Football Live App Matchtracker Link:Fox Sports Post-COVID League Form Guide NEWCASTLEWDWLast Match: 1-0 vs Western United WELLINGTONLWDLDLast Match: 1-1 vs Brisbane Roar (N) Last Time They Met:WEL2-1NEWJanuary 24th, 2020 Ladder Positions:9thvs3rd Lineups(note: both sides allowed to make up to five substitutions) NEWCASTLE JETS
Commentary -15' The finish line is in sight, and tonight the Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix play their final regular-season game at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. The Jets have been in good form since the restart, picking up 7 of a possible 9 points, but a poor start to the season means they're only playing for 8th spot. The Phoenix will be playing finals for a second straight season, but require three points, and a favour from former coach Mark Rudan on Wednesday, if they want any chance of breaking into the top two. -2' Teams make their way out. *Looks like it's just an attendance of one tonight (Jets fan), although at half-time, it looks like they may have had a couple of others with them. 1' We are underway. 2' Wellington have an early free-kick, which McCowatt sends wide. 8' Elliot nutmegs his opponent and shoots, but James tips it over the bar. 9' The resulting corner is sent to the far post with DeVere going down in the box, but the referee gives the free-kick the other way and books DeVere for simulation. 13' Wellington's second corner in quick succession comes in and James uses his head to keep the ball out. 14' Davila cuts it back to Ball, who scissor kicks it over for a goal kick. Newcastle under a lot of pressure. 21' Ugarkovic tries one from distance, but he misses to the left. 22' Nigel Boogaard has been booked for his challenge on Davila. 24' Cacace goes down in the box looking for a penalty, but the referee ignores him completely. 26' Elliot goes down in the box with Topor-Stanley, but Faghani doesn't give the penalty again. 30' Ball is one on one in the box against James, who makes another fine save. 37' Newcastle have the corner, with Dimi Petratos sending it to the far post for Hoffman, who heads high and wide of the goal. 42' Nikolai Topor-Stanley is booked for his challenge on Davila. 45'NEW1-0WELGOAL - Wellington get caught on the counter attack! Thurgate gets to the edge of the box and slides the pass through to Fitzgerald, whose deflected shot beats Marinovic and finds the back of the net. 45' One minute of stoppage time to end the first half. HTNEWCASTLE JETS1-0WELLINGTON PHOENIX 46' Half-time change for the Nix, with Matti Steinmann not returning, and Alex Rufer on in his place. 46' The second half is underway. 48' Dimi Petratos with a great strike from inside the box, and Marinovic pulls off an equally good save. 49' Topor-Stanley tries one from the edge of the box, but it goes wide. 53' The free-kick is sent into the box where it comes back out to McCowatt, who sends it over the crossbar and out for a goal kick. 57' Johnny Koutroumbis is shown the yellow card for his foul on Ball. 58' A mishap in defence sees Topor-Stanley nearly concede an own goal. 61' The Wellington corner is sent to the near post and cleared before the Phoenix look to have scored, but the flag is up for offside against Taylor. 67' Double change for the Jets, with Arroyo off for Roy O'Donovan. 67' And Nick Fitzgerald makes way for Berine Ibini. 67' The Phoenix also make a sub, with Ulises Davilla coming off for Jashua Sotirio. 72' Piscopo runs down the middle, but it's a great tackle by Koutroumbis with the Jets on the counter, which finishes with O'Toole missing narrowly. 76'NEW2-0WELGOAL - Bernie Ibini has come off the bench and made an impact. A big one! He has the ball in the centre and runs to the edge of the box before striking the ball low and hard past Marinovic, who had absolutely no chance of stopping it. 78' Elliot goes down in the box under the challenge of O'Toole and the referee doesn't point to the spot. 79'NEW3-0WELGOAL - Newcastle go down the other end with Dimi Petratos backheeling to Hoffman, who slams it inside the roof of the net to put the game beyond doubt. What probably should've been a penalty down the other end ends up being a goal to the opposition with the game now all but sealed. 80' Dimi Petratos makes way for his brother Kosta. 81' Callan Elliot comes off and he is replaced by Walter Scott. 84' Ibini tries one from just outside the box, but he mnisses narrowly. 85' David Ball is replaced by Ben Waine. 86' Final changes for the Jets, with Angus Thurgate off for Ben Kantarovski. 86' And Connor O'Toole making way for Lucas Mauragis. 90' There will be three minutes of stoppage time. FTNEWCASTLE JETS3-0WELLINGTON PHOENIX
2020.08.11 02:42 dextersgeniusKaraoke meetup! Friday 21 August, 9:30pm onwards at K-Zone on Wakefield Street
~~Is this the real life?Is this just fantasy?Caught in a karaoke barNo escape from bad harmonies.Open your mics, look up to the screens and siiiiiiingg... If you coudn't resist singing the above to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody, come along and sing your hearts out at K-Zone, on Friday 21st August @ 9:30PM. All ages (18+) and non-singers welcome! This is deliberately scheduled right after the newbie drinks meetup, which should allow you to ease those nerves and vocal chords before the singing chaos begins! I'm planning on booking a medium-sized room (upto 12 people - $55/hr) for 2hrs, depending on numbers it should work out to be a resonable figure per head. Would appreciate it if you could RSVP by this week so I can confirm the booking. :) Any questions, just sing out!~~ Edit: Just to give you guys an update, I'm not sure if it would be wise to continue with this event due to COVID-19, although as of today (15/08) I'm still keen on going ahead, given that we have no (known) cases in the Wellington region - but that could change very quickly. I've spoken to K-Zone and they said that they're still operating (under Level 2 guidelines). Will see how things go the next few days and make a call. However, if any of you have concerns and wish to drop out before we make the call, please feel free to do - your health and safety comes first. Also, here's the official government advise on gatherings at L2: https://covid19.govt.nz/everyday-life/gatherings-and-events/#gatherings-and-events-at-alert-level-2
2020.08.04 11:14 qldmaroon7Match Thread: Western Sydney Wanderers vs Perth Glory (2019/20 A-League - The PPF/The 27 in 34)
WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS1-3PERTH GLORY Western Sydney Wanderers Goalscorers: Mitchell Duke (63') Perth Glory Goalscorers: Ivan Franjic (60'), Neil Kilkenny (78' - P), James Meredith (86') Competition: 2019/20 Hyundai A-League Regular Season (The PPF/The 27 in 34) Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, NSW Date: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 Kickoff: 7:30pm AEST, 5:30pm AWST Referee: Kurt Ams Attendance: 1,466 (Capacity: 30,000 - COVID Capacity: 7,500) TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 507 (AUS) & Sky Sport 7 (NZ) Streams: Kayo Sports & My Football Live App Matchtracker Link:Fox Sports Post-COVID League Form Guide WESTERN SYDNEYDWLast Match: 1-0 vs Wellington Phoenix PERTHWLLLast Match: 3-5 "@" Adelaide United Last Time They Met:WSW0-1PERJanuary 19th, 2020 Ladder Positions:9thvs5th Lineups(note: both sides allowed to make up to five substitutions) WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
Commentary -15' The race for the top six heats up as the Western Sydney Wanderers host the Perth Glory at Bankwest Stadium. The Wanderers have picked up four points from a possible six since the restart, and a win tonight will move them to within one point of sixth-placed Adelaide. Meanwhile, the Glory only find themselves ahead of Adelaide on GD, and back-to-back losses in their previous two games have put their fans on edge in the lead up to the finals. -2' Teams make their way out. 1' The first half gets underway. 7' Jurman has options around him, but he opts to take the shot from outside the box and it whistles just over the crossbar. 13' O'Doherty swings in the free-kick from out wide onto the head of Duke, who heads it over the bar. 16' Fornaroli attempts a shot from outside the box, but a lack of power fails to trouble Prendergast, who makes the easy save. 26' Kristian Popovic finds Fornaroli from out wide. The striker attempts a bicycle kick, but only manages to hit the right upright. 31' O'Doherty swings the corner to the back post. The ball eventually finds its way to Ziegler, who heads it over the bar, although there are questions being asked about whether it might've come off Grant last. 37' Juande goes into the book for a poor challenge. 41' The corner ball comes off the Wanderers defender and falls to Mrcela, who absolutely skies his shot. 44' Ziegler goes into the book for dragging back his opponent. 45' There will be one minute of stoppage time. 45+1' Fornaroli gets one more crack before half-time, but his shot fizzles into the hands of Prendergast. HTWESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS0-0PERTH GLORY 46' Kristian Popovic is replaced by Jake Brimmer at half-time. 46' The Wanderers also make a half-time change, with Jordan O'Doherty replaced by Pirmin Schwegler. 46' The second half is underway. 52' Dylan McGowan becomes the second Wanderers player booked after his challenge on Fornaroli. 56' Georgievski drives through the defence and nutmegs his opponent, but his resulting shot goes straight into Reddy's arms. 60'WSW0-1PERGOAL - Out of nowhere, Franjic gets through on goal after Brimmer's shot was deflected and he pokes the ball past Prendergast. He however makes contact with Prendergast during the goal and might have to come off. 62' As expected, Franjic has to come off and he is replaced by Tarek Elrich. 63'WSW1-1PERGOAL - And again out of nowhere, the Wanderers score the equaliser. Georgievski slides an innocuous pass into the box. Duke picks it up, swivels, and slides the shot into the corner. 68' Double change for the Wanderers: Patrick Ziegler gets replaced by Tass Mourdoukoutas. 68' And Daniel Georgievsk is replaced byi Bruce Kamau. 71' James Meredith replaces Osama Malik. 77'PENALTY - The ball strikes McGowan's hand in the box and Kurt Ams points to the spot. 78'WSW1-2PERGOAL - Kilkenny slides the spot kick to the right of Prendergast and Perth hit the front with a little more than ten minutes, plus stoppage time, to play. 82' Simon Cox picks up a yellow card... 82' ...and immediately gets subbed off for Mohamed Adam. 86'WSW1-3PERGOAL - D'Agostino deflects the cross into the path of Meredith, who rockets the finish into the back of the net from just outside the area to pretty much wrap up a crucial three points. 89' Nicholas D'Agostino comes off for Gabriel Popovic. 90' The fourth official has indicated there will be three minutes of added time. FTWESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS1-3PERTH GLORY
2020.07.30 11:14 qldmaroon7Match Thread: Adelaide United vs Perth Glory (2019/20 A-League - The PPF/The 27 in 34)
ADELAIDE UNITED5-3PERTH GLORY Adelaide United Goalscorers: Michael Jakobsen (27'), Lachlan Brook (30'), Kristian Opseth (38'), Ben Halloran (45'), Pacifique Niyongabire (63') Perth Glory Goalscorers: Kristian Popovic (33'), Bruno Fornaroli (74'), Juande (83' P) Competition: 2019/20 Hyundai A-League Regular Season (The PPF/The 27 in 34) Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, NSW Date: Thursday, July 30th, 2020 Kickoff: 7:30pm AEST, 7:00pm ACST, 5:30pm AWST Referee: Stephen Lucas Attendance: No spectators permitted (Capacity: 30,000 - COVID Capacity: 7,500) TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 507 (AUS) & Sky Sport 7 (NZ) Streams: Kayo Sports & My Football Live App Matchtracker Link:Fox Sports Post-COVID League Form Guide ADELAIDEWDLast Match: 1-1 "@" Wellington Phoenix PERTHWLLast Match: 1-2 vs Wellington Phoenix Last Time They Met:PER3-0ADEJanuary 11th, 2020 Ladder Positions:6thvs5th Lineups(note: both sides allowed to make up to five substitutions) ADELAIDE UNITED
Commentary -15' We're back at Bankwest Stadium for the second consecutive night as Adelaide United host the Perth Glory. Both teams find themselves just inside the top six, so three points tonight will be very important. Both are also coming off matches against the Phoenix - Adelaide drawing theirs and Perth losing. -2' Teams come out. 1' The first half gets underway. 8' Ingham cuts inside to get space to try and shoot in the box. He squares it to Meredith, who can't get into space to shoot. 9' Meredith is booked for a shoulder barge on McGree. 10' Opseth tries to go under the wall with the free-kick, but the shot is blocked. 14'PENALTY - Tratt brings down Halloran in the box. Against the run of play, Adelaide has the chance to take the lead. 15'SAVED - McGree steps up and shoots to his right, but Reddy gets across to save it. Possible justice for those who felt the penalty call was soft. 18' Fornaroli gets into space in the box. He tries to bend it into the corner but it's blocked. Malik follows up with a shot from long range, but it balloons over the bar. 27'ADE1-0PERGOAL - Gomulka swings in a brilliant corner and Jakobsen gets to the front post to head the ball in. 30'ADE2-0PERGOAL - And Adelaide quickly double their lead! A sloppy pass allows Opseth to attack, he slides it through to Brook, who puts it past Reddy to make it 2-0. 33'ADE2-1PERGOAL - Any frustrations Tony Popovic would've had with proceedings so far will have been somewhat quashed by son Kristian, who just stays onside and manages to finish past Izzo. Questions might be asked about a potential Adelaide free-kick that wasn't awarded in the lead-up. 38'ADE3-1PERGOAL - Gomulka swings in another dangerous corner and the ball balloons off a head before Opseth heads into into an empty net. 42' Halloran goes into the referee's book for a poor challenge. 45'ADE4-1PERGOAL - And now it's four! Halloran gets in down the left wing. He strolls into the box and has options everywhere. He decides to shoot for the corner but it hits Malik and wrong foots Reddy into the net. Halloran will get credit for the goal though. 45' There will be two minutes of added time to finish off this crazy half. HTADELAIDE UNITED4-1PERTH GLORY 46' Perth make two changes during the break. First, Jacob Tratt is replaced by Tarek Elrich (probably to the relief of their fans). 46' James Meredith also doesn't return, and he is replaced by Ivan Franjic. 46' The second half gets underway. 60' Perth's next change has Neil Kilkenny replaced by Jake Brimmer. 60' Adelaide also make their first change, with Lachlan Brook replaced by Pacifique Niyongabire. 63'ADE5-1PERGOAL - Kitto makes a great run down the left. Niyongabire takes the ball off his feet and drills a shot into the bottom corner at the near post. He celebrates with backflips as things just keep getting worse for the Glory. 72' Grant finds himself in the penalty box. He's played in by Juande, cuts inside and shoots, only to direct it straight at Izzo. 73' Nicholas D'Agostino is taken off for Gabriel Popovic. 74'ADE5-2PERGOAL - The goals are still flowing at Bankwest. Franjic swings in the deep cross. He finds Fornaroli, who chests the ball down and volleys the low shot into the corner. 75' Taras Gomulka is replaced by Louis D'Arrigo. 77' D'Arrigo goes into the book for dragging back Fornaroli. 77' Bruno Fornaroli is replaced by Carlo Armiento for Perth's final substitution. 83'PENALTY - Kitto pushes Brimmer over in the box and the referee points to the spot. 83'ADE5-3PERGOAL - Juande sends Izzo the wrong way and Adelaide's lead is down to two. 84' Double change for Adelaide, as George Blackwood replaces Riley McGree. 84' And Kristian Opseth comes off for Mohamed Toure. 90' Four minutes of added time to play. Enough time for the Glory to score two? 90+2' Stefan Mauk picks up a yellow card. FTADELAIDE UNITED5-3PERTH GLORY
2020.07.21 08:51 Gelf_lingFriday Drinks Meetup! - Suburbs Edition- Friday 31st July 5.30pm - Sprig and Fern, TAWA
As discussed in the daily thread recently, I'm keen for a Tawa based meetup to meet some suburbanites to hang out with. This will be a casual meetup to chat and just relax on a Friday after work. All welcome! Let me know if you're planning to come so I can make a booking if possible. Location: The Sprig and Fern in Tawa Date: Friday 31st July 2020 Time: 5.30 pm til 7ish or later if people want to continue longer. Transport: Closest train station is Redwood. The 60e bus also goes past. There is parking at the plumbing place next door I think. Identification: I will try and bring a snoo. I will also post which table when I arrive. Other: u/pizzapussysanta29 to arrange an unlimited supply of doughnuts Edit: Look out for the 30s lady with dark hair sitting next to a snoo. Will update with the table location when I'm there We are table 2!
2020.07.17 10:51 qldmaroon7Match Thread: Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix (2019/20 A-League - The PPF/The 27 in 34)
SYDNEY FC3-1WELLINGTON PHOENIX Sydney FC Goalscorers: Adam Le Fondre (76' - P), Trent Buhagiar (88', 90') Wellington Phoenix Goalscorers: Reno Piscopo (66' - P) Competition: 2019/20 Hyundai A-League Regular Season (The PPF/The 27 in 34) Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney, NSW Date: Friday, July 17th, 2020 Kickoff: 7:30pm AEST, 9:30pm NZST Referee: Chris Beath Attendance: 1,796 (Capacity: 20,500 - COVID Capacity: 5,125) TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 507 (AUS) & Sky Sport 7 (NZ) Streams: Kayo Sports & My Football Live App Matchtracker Link:Fox Sports Pre-COVID League Form Guide(which probably means almost nothing at this point) SYDNEYWLWDDLast Match: 1-1 @ Western Sydney Wanderers WELLINGTONLWWWWLast Match: 3-0 vs Melbourne Victory Last Time They Met:WEL2-2SYDDecember 21st, 2019 Ladder Positions:1stvs3rd Lineups(note: both sides allowed to make up to five substitutions) SYDNEY FC
Commentary -40' We're back. After 126 days of COVID emptiness, the A-League is back, with tonight starting a mad dash to finish the 2019-20 season and hand Sydney two more trophies on a silver platter determine who will walk away with the premiership and championship. We kick off with Sydney FC hosting the Wellington Phoenix at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. A win for the Sky Blues will bring them to within one point of claiming the Premiers Plate, while three points for the Phoenix will take them one step closer to a top four finish and a "home" final. 1' We're underway. 14' Wellington have a corner, which is sent into the box with Sotirio's shot striking the arm of Grant, but with no VAR for the rest of the season, play continues. 16' Ninkovic has his shot blocked before it goes out to Le Fondre, whose shot results in another handball appeal. It comes out to Brattan, whose shot forces a great save from Marinovic before going out for a corner. 22' Brattan with a beautiful ball to Le Fondre, with the deflection from the shot off DeVere almost resulting in an own goal. 31' Piscopo tries one from the edge of the box, but he goes for power and it flies over the crossbar. 37' Sydney have a free-kick, with Brattan driving it through the wall, but it's off target. 38' Rufer has been booked for a high boot on Brattan. 43' Brattan takes the free-kick and it's just tipped over by Marinovic for a corner. 45' One minute of stoppage time to play. HTSYDNEY FC0-0WELLINGTON PHOENIX 46' The Phoenix make a half time change with Waine coming off for McCowatt. 46' The second half is underway. 55' Caceres shoots from outside the box and it takes a deflection to go out for a corner. 58' Le Fondre has a one-two with Barbarouses, with Le Fondre's shot going straight at Marinovic, who makes the save. 62' Sotirio picks up a yellow card. 64'PENALTY - Cacace is brought down in the box by McGown and the referee points to the spot. 66'SYD0-1WELGOAL - Piscopo stares down Redmayne and drives the penalty low and hard. It skims off the surface under Redmayne to give Wellington the 1-0 lead. 66' Reno Piscopo scores the goal and comes straight off to be replaced by Gary Hooper. 66' Jaushua Sotirio comes off for Ulises Davila. 69' Joel King makes way for Michael Zullo as Sydney make a triple change. 69' Anthony Caceres is next to come off and he is replaced by Alexander Baumjohann. 69' Kosta Barbarouses comes off for Trent Buhagiar. 75'PENALTY - The Sydney corner is sent to the near post before the ball bounces up and hits Davila on the arm. Chris Beath, somewhat controversially, awards another penalty. 76'SYD1-1WELGOAL - Le Fondre drives it low and hard along the ground leaving Marinovic with absolutely no chance. 80' Buhagiar shoots from right on the edge of the six-yard box, but he misses narrowly. 84' Davija strikes from outside the box but it comes off Hooper on its way through past Redmayne and he adjudicated to have been offside. The replay suggests it might have been an incorrect decision. 85' Alexander Baumjohann is booked for a really bad tackle. 87' Cacace goes down in the box and looks for the penalty, but Chris Beath ignores the plea. 87' Matti Steinmann comes off for Brandon Wilson. 88'SYD2-1WELGOAL - Ninkovic with a superb pass to Buhagiar, who keeps running through the middle. Strangely, Marinovic comes out at Buhagiar well outside the box. Buhagiar eases past him, then rounds the shot past Taylor to give Sydney the 2-1 lead. 90'SYD3-1WELGOAL - Le Fondre finds Buhagiar, who times his run perfectly to be onside. Buhagiar enters the box and shoots, but Marinovic makes the save. The rebound goes to Buhagiar who chips it in for a quick fire brace. 90' There will be four minutes of stoppage time to go - plenty of time for more drama to happen! 90+1' Luke Brattan makes way for a cameo appearance by Chris Zuvela. 90+1' Adam Le Fondre comes off for Luke Ivanovic. 90+1' Alex Rufer is replaced by Callan Elliot. FTSYDNEY FC3-1WELLINGTON PHOENIX
2020.06.19 06:00 ExpensiveCancel6Some information on political advertising in NZ
I've been looking at Facebook's ad library, and the ads put up by political parties, and I figured I'd share the run down on my first data point. Firstly, because most people don't know about the ad library, and secondly, because this was a topic at some point in the media without any recognition of the tools that actually exist to investigate it. I'm going to try and avoid including analysis and stick to just the factual information for this post, as it is only my first data point. If people would like more of this, either going further back, looking at specific time frames, more in depth analysis, or just updates as the election gets closer, let me know. More information in the comments. Also, do note that I did some of this on June 16 and some on June 19 and the status of some ad campaigns has changed since. If any information does not coincide with what is currently shown on the links, then please let me know as it may have coincided with available information on June 16. If this is the case, where I have not screenshot the information I will change it to what is currently available. Page management: Each party page which is in the ad library, and has ads. Greens Labour Maori Party National TOP ACT and NZ First are not currently appearing for me in searches of the ad library (searching their @ handles), however, both David Seymour and Winston Peters are findable in the library on their own accounts and Peters does have an ad up David Winston Parties findable in the search function, but with no ads Mana New Conservative Just to be clear, not having ads promoted from their main Facebook page, or not being available in the ad library, does not mean these parties aren't advertising on Facebook. Greens have the highest number of page managers, with 18, Labour are second with 14, TOP third with 11, all the rest are around 8 or 9. David Seymour's page is managed by 13 people, contrast this to Winston Peter's 2. For comparison other MPs (party leaders, Collins and Swarbrick included due to high social media presence) Ardern, 12 managers and no ads Bridges, 6 managers with 3 ads Collins, one manager currently 0 ads Davidson, 10 managers and one ad Muller, five managers and one ad Shaw, 10 managers and no ads Simmons, 4 managers and no ads Swarbrick, 8 managers and 0 ads All of the accounts are majority run/managed/updated by people in New Zealand, however, a few have individuals based in another country. Labour: 1 manager from UK Maori: 1 manager from UK Bridges: 1 manager from Australia Shaw: 1 manager from Switzerland Volume and Platforms This is the number of ad campaigns which have run since May 1, including those which started before May 1. If an ad campaign started on April 6 and finished on May 1, it would be included, if it began on April 6 and finished on April 30, it would not. This is just for ease. I'll probably go further back at some point and am happy to post as a follow up if anybody is interested. I am counting ad campaigns, not ads themselves (a party may do two campaigns with the same ad, eg Labour have one Facebook exclusive ad that has four associated campaigns). Greens - 26 advertising campaigns. 6 Facebook exclusive, 20 have been on Instagram and Facebook. Labour - 46 ads. 13 are Facebook exclusive, 1 is Instagram exclusive, 32 are on both platforms. Maori - 1 ad. Facebook exclusive. National - 12 ads. 12 Facebook exclusive. TOP - 14 ads. 14 campaigns have been run on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. Currently Active: Active Ads:
Current active campaigns:
*Inactive campaigns which ran after May 1, including those which began prior to May 1. Most Recent Campaign: Active:
Ensuring that no one leaves a managed isolation facility without having had a negative COVID-19 test including those on compassionate grounds
Ensuring that all people in isolation are tested on around days 3 and 12.
Cases and tracing The two people reported as confirmed cases yesterday remain in self-isolation and are doing well. There is one family member isolating with them who is being monitored daily by the local public health unit. The Ministry of Health is managing wider contact tracing from the National Contact Tracing unit. We are treating anyone on the flight or in the facility at the same time as the cases as if they are close contacts who have potentially been exposed. We are getting them all tested and isolated until a negative result is received. At this point, there are 320 identified close contacts. The majority of these will have been contacted by the end of the day. All of these people will be encouraged to get a test. We are confident there was no contact made with anyone on the journey between Auckland and Wellington. Our numbers Today we have no new cases of COVID-19 to report. Our total number of confirmed cases is now 1,156, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable cases is now 1,506. The number of recovered cases remains at 1,482. Yesterday our laboratories completed 3,603 tests, bringing the total completed to date to 316,251. Clusters An additional significant cluster - Matamata - has now closed. This means four significant clusters remain open. NZ COVID Tracer NZ COVID Tracer has now recorded 562,000 registrations – that’s an increase of 4,000 since this time yesterday. It's great news that more and more businesses and organisations are displaying their official QR codes. The number of posters created by businesses is now 56,552. There have been 1,035,154 poster scans to date. Quarantine now being overseen by Assistance Chief of Defense, who will audit all systems and protocols Compassionate leave suspended until a system figured out "Not [the two peoples] fault. They followed their plan"
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I will only update the post based on the Google Form responses. The information below is simply what I receive in response to the Google Form. I cannot guarantee that it accurately or fully reflects the school's policy.
Please check the list for your school's name first, before sending a response.
If you are sending a subsequent update to your school's original Fall 2020 policy, place UPDATE before the policy description.
FORMAT FOR RESPONSES (please put it on 3 separate lines, it makes it easier to sort responses): State abbreviation School name Short policy description (ex: Online. In-person. In-person with online option for everyone/based on approval). IF IN-PERSON: are there any COVID-19 safety/testing/symptom tracking requirements in place? EXAMPLE: (MA) Harvard Online *New responses will be bolded each day\*
COVID-19 Testing/Policies for In-Person Classes
(AL) University of Alabama
Some classes online only, others are hybrid (in-person and online).
(AR) UALR Bowen School of Law
1L in-person. 2L/3L online/hybrid.
Mask required/social distancing enforced
(AR) University of Arkansas School of Law
Majority of classes are online
Social distancing in any in-person classes. No word on mask requirement
In-person classes. Update: online option available. Classes will be broadcast live via Zoom.
Masks and social distancing required
All classes fully remote in the fall. Normal grading system.
(CA) California Western
Most classes online, synchronously asynchronously. Very few small classes will meet in person if government restrictions allow.
Hybrid. Required classes will have option of being attended in-person and will be simultaneously broadcast via Zoom. Electives may be remote only, TBD.
Temperature/symptom check required to attend in person. Social distancing and mask required.
Mostly in-person with some online class options
(CA) Santa Clara University
Upper division classes are remote. Possible exceptions for clinics and small courses. Planning to have 1L courses on campus, should public health orders allow.
Social distancing measures
(CA) UC Davis
All students can opt for online w/o explanation. 1L classes given in-person priority, 2L/3L majority online. All 1Ls will have some classes online and option for in person others. Instruction ends before Thanksgiving. Finals remote.
(CA) UC Hastings
Fully remote for the fall semester
(CA) UC Irvine
All upper division courses will be online, hopeful that 1Ls will have an option to take 1-2 of their fall courses with an in-person component.
Physical distancing, face coverings, use of a daily symptom self-check app, completion of an online COVID-19 training module, acknowledgement of a campus code of conduct, and possibly temperature checks upon entry to campus buildings.
Partial in-person instruction for some 1L courses. Partial in-person component "for a menu of upper division classes, including a number of clinical and experiential classes. A significant majority of upper-level courses will need to be offered remotely . . . ."
Physical distancing requirements, and following other public health mandates.
(CA) University of San Diego
Hybrid. Students who choose the remote only option will have it available for the year if they so desire but will opt for it on a semester by semester basis. Can request remote model at any point without questions. Remote classes held synchronously with the in-person class, if it's in-person at all. 1L sections will be split into two groups for doctrinal courses. If a course is M/W, 1st group will attend class and 2nd group will attend remotely on Monday, 2nd group will attend class and 1st group will attend remotely on Wednesday. Semester starts a week early and classes will end before Thanksgiving with finals taking place remotely. There is also an option for students who want to attend all courses remotely to do so.
Social distancing. Scheduling for upperclassman changed for Mon.-Fri. with some nights. Longer breaks between classes for cleaning/student movement around the buildings. Due to size, many large classes will be offered remotely; some mid-size classes may be hybrid or remote, depending on the time of day. Small classes and experiential classes generally will be offered in person, assuming availability of the professor to do so.
(CA) University of San Francisco
Hybrid, in-person optional.
Mask required and social distancing being used, individual study spaces only
(CA) USC Gould
Some classes will be fully in person, others fully remote, others hybrid. Majority will be offered online, either in addition to in person or exclusively. If your preference is online, tell the registrar.
(CO) Colorado Law
Hybrid for 1Ls at least. One half of each 1L section will do remote learning and the other half in person on a rotating basis every class, in person classes end at fall break with remote finals.
Testing based on state guidelines, students have to sign a pledge to social distance, social distance rules in class and masks are required.
(CO) University of Denver
Hybrid, in-Person, and online classes
(CT) University of Connecticut
Fully remote for the fall semester
(CT) Yale Law School
Hybrid: Some classes offered in person based on class size, classroom availability and professor availability. Remote option for all classes. No student or faculty will be required to attend in-person classes. Students can participate in class discussion in real time and zoom recordings will be available.
Students must sign a compact agreeing to adhere to strict public health guidelines. Required weekly testing for graduate and professional students living in dormitories. Graduate and professional students living off campus will be tested at the beginning of the term. Students who test positive will be required to self-isolate for two weeks and must be cleared by the school to return. Masks and social distancing will be required for in-person classes. Travel outside of Connecticut will be discouraged. Increased scholarship ($2500 to $4000) for students with financial need.
(DC) American University Washington College of Law
Both in-person classes and online will be offered. Students can participate remotely or combine remote participation with in-person, on-campus activities. Students who are not able, or do not wish, to come to class or campus in-person will not be required to do so; all on-campus offerings will be duplicated or simulcast online.
(DC) George Washington University
Hybrid approach with all courses recorded and available online and all large classes fully remote. Small classes in person if possible. Unclear whether this means it is optional to be fully remote
Masks are required around all public spaces on campus
In-person with online option. Professors and students can opt for remote learning on an individual basis, no questions asked. In-person classes will conclude before Thanksgiving, and all exams will be take-home. Policy is described as flexible in the event there are changes because of the pandemic.
(DE) Widener Delaware Law School
Hybrid: 1 to 2 days a week in class and the rest of the time online. Fully online option available.
Students must wear masks. Symptom tracking and social distancing in place. No club meetings.
(FL) Ave Maria
Fully online for Fall 2020
(FL) Florida State University
Online classes for most of the main classes offered
In-person with online option for Fall 2020. Classes start early with slightly longer class sessions and finals will be taken before Thanksgiving break.
Masks required. Social distancing, machines were purchased for regular classroom cleanings, no temp checks, students expected to self report symptoms.
(FL) University of Florida
In-person with online option.
Not informed on covid tracking procedures for in-person yet.
(GA) Emory University
Some courses will be held exclusively online, others will be held in-person, and some will be delivered in a hybrid format (with online and in-person components). All bar tested classes with multiple sections (1L classes) will likely have at least 1 online section.
(GA) Georgia State University
Masks required if social distancing not feasible
(GA) University of Georgia
In-person. In person instruction ends by Thanksgiving and exams will be online.
Vague mentions that they will have some social distancing guidelines, but no specifics.
No word on masks. Staggered classes and smaller class sizes.
(IA) University of Iowa
Have the option to take some classes (at least one) in-person and others online or be completely remote.
Will be practicing social distancing rules and masks will be required.
(ID) University of Idaho
Hybrid: 3 days in class 2 days online (M-W in class, Th-F online, or W-F in class, M-T online).
Masks are required in buildings and throughout university campus
In-person classes if allowed. Most classes will be offered online synchronously, but online will likely only be available to students in high-risk categories or who live with others in high-risk categories. Students must respond to a school-wide survey requesting to take their classes online. On-campus students might be in "satellite classrooms" or alternate days they attend class on-campus to reduce number of people on campus.
Social distancing in class and on-campus activities. Possible plexiglass in front of instructor. Limited number of students allowed in shared areas at a time, including locker areas, elevators, and restrooms. Masks required. Temperature scanner installed at the building entrance.
UPDATED: 1Ls will have 2 classes online, 2 in person, & a small group meeting, with the option to be completely remote. Most other classes will be distance learning. Hybrid model that will place emphasis on in-person learning for seminars, clinics, and classes with expected enrollment under 25. Fully online learning will be available for students who do not wish to be on campus. Classes are starting Aug 24, a week earlier than planned. Classes will end by Thanksgiving, with a remote reading period and finals.
Masks required, no tracking requirements, social distancing rules will be used for limited in-person classes.
(IL) University of Chicago
Classes begin a week early, on Monday, 9/21/2020 and end by Thanksgiving. All exams will be remote. Information about class format and access to campus buildings will be released by July 1.
(IL) University of Illinois College of Law (Urbana-Champaign)
Mix of in-person and online classes. Normal grading scheme.
In person classes require masks.
(IL) University of Illinois at Chicago
Hybrid classes, but majority of classes are 100% online. It will be 100% online if IL is not in stage 4 by the first day of school.
For in person, masks are required, distancing will be implemented, and tracking systems are required.
In-person and online. 1Ls will be on a block course schedule and can choose online or in-person. Torts, Civil Procedure, and Contracts will be taken one at a time in four-week blocks, with a final exam at the end of each block, instead of being taken at the same time throughout a 13-week semester. Optional in-person or online. Last 1L final exam will be before Thanksgiving.(https://www.law.indiana.edu/publications/curriculum/1-L-curriculum-final.pdf). Legal skills (online and in-person) and legal writing (only online) will be taken over entire semester. Grades expected to be released for 1Ls throughout semester.
Social distancing & masks required on campus. Masks are mandatory. Social distancing for in person studying (classes of 200 capacity host 50). Limited library access. Testing and symptom tracking through IU Health.ma
(IN) Notre Dame
In-person. Starting 2 weeks early. No breaks. Finish semester before Thanksgiving. Increased time between classes and length of school day. Reduced people in each class to allow social distancing. Masks required inside of campus buildings. Online options will be available for those in need of them.
Daily wellness checks for all students. Testing at beginning of semester when students arrive on campus. Testing if there are questions on wellness check.
(KS) University of Kansas Law School
In-person classes are expected.
Social distancing, contact tracing, and extended time between classes
(KY) University of Kentucky
In-person classes, but finals will be online. Semester ends at Thanksgiving.
Social distancing, consistent sanitation and masks are required.
(LA) Loyola University New Orleans
Most classes are online unless the class size is small. No student or faculty member will be required to attend or teach class in-person during the fall semester, with the exception of students working with the clinic. In-person classes cease before Thanksgiving.
In-person classes ending before Thanksgiving, with option for high-risk students and professors to participate through Zoom classes.
(MA) Boston College
In-person. Staggered start and end dates. 2Ls and 3Ls start a week early on August 24th and classes end by Thanksgiving. incoming first-year students will have virtual “live” orientation programming sessions August 26-28. First-year students will start classes on August 31. 1Ls have a week of remote classes after Thanksgiving. All December exams are remote.
(MA) Boston University
In-person with online option
(MA) Northeastern University
Mix of hybrid classes and fully online options
Online option guaranteed, in class offerings tbd
(MD) University of Baltimore
(MD) University of Maryland Law
Online hybrid. 2 in-person classes for 1L's.
"We are also working with University health officials to institute protocols for a safe return to campus. These may involve temperature checks, reporting of health symptoms, COVID-19 tests, and wearing of masks in the building. We will also institute heightened cleaning procedures. We will provide you more information about your schedule, and these protocols soon."
(MI) University of Michigan
Hybrid semester, in-person optional, some classes will be required to be online. No Thanksgiving break. Classes will start earlier and end later, with time added between classes for people to get safely between buildings. Classes end Nov. 25, final exam period: Dec 2-11. Spring semester will start Jan. 19, no spring break.
Each student will have at least 36 square feet in classrooms. University asks for those returning to campus to quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus. University is also setting aside separate living spaces for people to quarantine. Mandatory mask wearing in class. University plans to provide students with a care kit including two bandanas, two reusable masks, and hand sanitizer.
(MO) University of Missouri-Kansas City
Hybrid. If in person, rooms are being adjusted to account for social distancing.
(MO) Washington University
Hybrid online and in-person. Large classes (including all 1L doctrinal classes) online.
(MS) University of Mississippi
In-person for 1Ls, option of remote for 2Ls & 3Ls. Classes will be designated as either in-person, hybrid, remote, or online. Semester starts at normal time, but ends before Thanksgiving. Online exams after Thanksgiving
Social distancing for in-person classes, as well as mask requirements
Optional in-person or online. Condensed semester, with no fall break and classes end before Thanksgiving. Finals will be remote. Fully remote option will be available to all professors and students.
Masks required, daily symptom checking, social distancing at all facilities
(NC) University of North Carolina
Aug 10 start for 1Ls, Aug 14 start for 2L/3Ls. Online orientation for 1Ls/transfer students. Semester over by Thanksgiving. In-person finals required unless public health conditions determine otherwise. 1L classes given preference for classrooms but some upper level classes will be held on campus. Mix of in-person and remote classes.
Work-in-progress, will adhere to safety guidelines with regard to movement of students in/out of classrooms and buildings. No information offered yet with regard to symptom tracking, mask requirements, or social distancing rules.
(NC) Wake Forest
Smaller classes in person if permitted. Larger classes (50 or more students) online. Students can elect to take only online classes, but not all classes will be offered online.
Masks required on campus; strict social distancing requirements.
(NH) University of New Hampshire School of Law
Face to face instruction until Thanksgiving. Remote after Thanksgiving. Students must sign waiver before returning; students may request accommodation for remote option. Traditional/lettered grading policy.
Social distancing modifications: "reduced density," testing required before and on arrival, masks required in public areas, limited events, contract tracing through state - "close contact" only defined as within 6' without mask, not being in same classroom
(NJ) Rutgers University
All fall classes will be taught remotely with the exception of clinical and some skills classes, which can be taught in-person on an as-needed basis or as required in a few skills classes.
(NY) Albany Law School,
In class being offered, option for online. Everything recorded through Zoom. Large classes divided into cohorts by last name. No classes will meet more than twice a week. Changes to schedule forthcoming (1L classes to end at different time upper level) to avoid mixed interaction as much as possible. Last week of class and finals will be online after Thanksgiving. Start and end dates not changing.
Required COVID-19 testing with a negative result within the two week period before classes start, masks to be provided & required for classes but not while studying in solitary spaces in the library, larger spaces being rearranged to use as socially distant classrooms. All students from "hot spot" states will be required to quarantine in accordance with the governor's mandate. All students given digital thermometer to track temp through an app. Working with the neighboring pharmacy school for testing. You can do a test with your own health care professional if they are not in a hot spot state. Cafeteria will be closed. Tent set up for eating outside. Food trucks will be available, as will pharmacy school cafeteria
(NY) Brooklyn Law School
"At present . . . we anticipate that all upperclass courses will be taught remotely in the Fall 2020 semester." "We continue to pursue the possibility of limited in-person class opportunities for first-year students."
Fully remote for upper level and LLM. 1Ls will have the option of attending one first-year class in-person , either Torts or Civil Procedure, depending on their section, but can stay entirely remote if they want to. No one will be required to go into the building for anything. Semester ending before thanksgiving and finals right after
Building is open. Masks are required to enter the building. The library will have study hours by appointment. Other common areas will be available for "approved activities."
Students and faculty have the option to participate in fall classes online. Some classes will be exclusively online, in-person classes will have an online component. Classes run uninterrupted from week of August 24 until Thanksgiving.
Students must wear masks in the law school building; social distancing rules in place in classrooms. Rotation system for classes where demand for in-person attendance is greater than reduced capacity due to distancing protocols. Exams online after Thanksgiving (likely with online proctoring). Return to standard grading policy.
1L in-person, hybrid for other years. Early start on Aug 11 and classes end on Nov 11. All exams in-person and on campus.
(NY) New York Law School
Hybrid Approach. Classes are being offered both in-person and online, with some classes being offered completely online.
More information to come regarding specific guidelines for in-person).
Some classes are "hybrid," meaning that the class will partially be in-person and partially online. Most classes are online only.**
In-person classes will be stacked so adjacent classrooms don't have classes starting/ending within 20 mins of one another
In-person with online option
(NY) St. John's
Masks must be worn. One building is being used for quarantining.
(NZ) Victoria University Of Wellington
Each student is given a choice of in person or online learning. No in person exams.
(OH) Ohio State Moritz College of Law
Decisions are still being made on which classes (if any) will be in person. Possibility for "hybrid" classes.
Masks and social distancing required within the building.
(OH) University of Dayton, School of Law
Students have the choice to go back to school or learn fully online. If you go back to school, students with last names starting with A-K have in-person classes Tu/W**. Students with last names starting with L-Z have in-person classes Th/F. Everything else online.**
Mandatory masks. Specific areas to eat. Assigned seats in the library. Can only access library 3 days a week. Mandatory testing for anyone living in facilities provided by campus. Social distancing at all times.
(OK) University of Tulsa
Offering online or in-class
Masks required and social distancing enforced
(OR) Lewis & Clark
Expecting to offer almost all classes in-person
Students will be expected to wear face coverings, seated at least 6 feet apart in classrooms, if a student becomes ill or is exposed to COVID-19, they will be excused from attending in-person classes and allowed to attend classes live via Zoom if just quarantining, or watch classes via recordings if ill.
(OR) University of Oregon
Remote option for everyone with “some opportunities for in-person experiences for those who want to be on campus.”
(PA) Duquesne Law
Classes start in-person 8/24 and go until Thanksgiving break.
Masks required. Social distancing required. No word on final exams, but assumed remote.
(PA) Penn State Dickinson
In person classes until Thanksgiving, then online for the remainder of the semester through and including finals. No break for Labor Day.
Masks required and social distancing rules in place. Accommodations may be made for vulnerable individuals.
(PA) PSU Law
In-person limited. Option to do semester entirely online if student so chooses. Cohort method likely (I.e. classes will be online half the time anyway).
Social distancing and masks required.
(PA) University of Pennsylvania
Updates as of 6/25 - NOTE multiple conflicting responses for this school Hybrid. Fully remote option is available for students if they desire. Instruction begins 9/8 and in-person ends 11/25; remote thereafter.
1L sections are limited to 45 students (down from 80+). Classes are limited to 25 students physically present, will follow rotation system so that everyone shuffles through remote/in-person. Mandatory testing, contact tracing, and social distancing as per larger University policy.
(PA) University of Pittsburgh
Will return to campus on 8/24. They will hold classes on both Monday, September 7th (Labor Day), and Tuesday, November 3rd (Election Day), as required by the university. They will have orientation for incoming students the week of August 17th. Semester ends in person 11/20. Final exams will be the first week of December online. Regular grading policy in place.
In-person. Semester will start August 17 and end before Thanksgiving.
Update: Social distancing, masks, and self-report symptoms
(RI) Roger Williams University
Hybrid. All students and professors have option of remote-only with a paragraph of explanation but no proof required. Classes start a week earlier for 2Ls and 3Ls and will end before Thanksgiving. All exams are take-home.
(TN) Belmont University
All classes in-person
(TN) University of Memphis
No concrete plan, some classes will be online, some classes will be a hybrid
In-person classes require a mask
(TN) University of Tennessee
In-person. Classes done by Thanksgiving, no days off/fall break. All finals online.
In-person with online option. Update: orientation online, classes start a week early, classes end/finals taken before Thanksgiving
Update: 6- foot distancing inside class rooms, class rooms cut by half in occupancy, library group-study/main room used as makeshift added classroom to keep classroom occupancy low, contact tracing, temp checks before entering school, one-way walking flow within the law school, masks required within law school, 6ft perimeter around professor's lecture area, testing, request to not leave Nashville area.
As many face-to-face courses as possible with some hybrid and online courses. Hybrid classes will combine in-person class meetings and online instruction, meeting in-person at least once per week. Online classes will occur online only, as either synchronous or asynchronous. Format will depend on the professor (some will have smaller classes and some professors are more at risk).
"In addition to 6-foot social distancing in classes, steps we are currently considering for your safety include: virus testing and contact tracing, regular and enhanced cleaning of all University facilities, the possible wearing of face coverings on campus as appropriate given the latest guidance from the CDC, and residential options to account for COVID-19 isolation." The school is monitoring guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the state of Texas. Will relax or restrict policies and practices based on the most recent guidance being released.
(TX) St. Mary's University
In-person. Semester will conclude before Thanksgiving with no breaks before that.
"Face masks will be a requirement on campus. We are adding multiple layers of protection to keep the campus safe, including implementing social distancing measures, providing proper cleaning and disinfecting, installing plexiglass shields in appropriate locations, and posting signage and reminders about social distancing, hand-washing, mask-wearing."
(TX) Texas A&M
In-person, remote options with some courses being entirely online
(TX) University of Houston
Some classes being offered as hyflex, which allows students to attend in-person or synchronous online. Due to limited classroom space with new distancing limitations, most 2L and 3L classes are going fully online, synchronous or asynchronous to be decided by individual professors.
In person classes will be socially distanced.
(TX) University of North Texas at Dallas
Masks and social distancing required
(TX) University of Texas School of Law
In-person until Thanksgiving, some classes to be remote the whole semester if they're too big to socially distance properly, all classes remote after Thanksgiving break. Update: As of 6/30, in- person classes will proceed with masks required in all buildings. Almost all classes will have an online option that can only be viewed at the same time as the class meeting. The largest classes are online-only. A small number of clinical offerings are online only. After Thanksgiving break, the remaining week of classes and finals will be online only. No extracurriculars can meet in-person in the law school.
(UT) University of Utah
Classes will be held both in-person and online (3 of 5 classes in person, 2 online). All classes will be recorded and accessible if you have to miss class for any reason.
Masks are required inside the building at all times. Social distancing will be practiced and desks are set up 6 feet apart. We will be required to stay in the same seat and the same room for each of our in-person classes (think 5th grade rules). Unsure if temperature checks will be required.
(VA) George Mason
1L course will be offered in person, most upper level courses will be remote. Some upper level course will be offered in person with health precautions in place for both the instructor and students. Some course are being offered remotely but may have an in-person option should there be sufficient student interest.
Required face masks and social distancing
(VA) Regent University
(VA) University of Richmond
In-person. **** Update**: Accommodations made for at-risk students** Fall Break will be eliminated and in-person courses and student residency will end prior to Thanksgiving. The final week of classes and the study and exam period will occur remotely after Thanksgiving.
(VA) University of Virginia
In-person, remote option for everyone, some classes only online either due to size or professor opting for online
(VA) Washington & Lee
Unknown whether classes will be online, in-person, or hybrid. They are still weighing their options. Semester was moved forward a week to ensure finals will be completed by Thanksgiving.
(VA) William & Mary
Hybrid in person/remote. Starting a week early, no fall break, and ending before Thanksgiving. Legal practice program (legal writing and skills practice) will be fully remote, otherwise unsure exactly how much will be remote or not. Update: It is likely that most courses offered in the fall across all class years will be taught remotely.
Masks and distancing will be in place. They are providing masks and hand sanitizer to students, taking the expected extra cleaning and distancing precautions, asking domestic students to quarantine for 8 days prior to starting, and aiming to test everyone at the beginning of the semester.
(VT) Vermont Law School
All classes will be virtual for Fall 2020
(WA) Gonzaga University School of Law
Classes will be in-person with option to do online. After Thanksgiving classes and finals will be held remotely.
Planning on having in-person classes but may restructure where larger classes are online and smaller classes are in-person.
(WY) University of Wyoming
Hybrid. No student or faculty will be forced to choose in-person. However, professors may "encourage" or "expect" in-person attendance on a course-by-course basis for small classes.
Rotating who is in-person/online depending on COVID updated room capacities. If In-Person - Social distancing, face masks, and symptom monitoring app are required. Immediately report symptoms. All students must complete a COVID test 7-10 days before returning to campus. Non-essential personal travel is highly discouraged.
2020.06.15 02:53 starcoltlucyAMA: We’re Starcolt, developers of Best Friend Forever - a dating/management sim game where you pet the dogs, and then their owners. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Ask us anything!
Hi /Games! We’re Starcolt, a small independent studio based out of Wellington, New Zealand, and we’ve been developing our first title Best Friend Forever for the past year and a half - coming out soon on PC and Nintendo Switch. Best Friend Forever is the world’s first simulation game to combine pet care and dating (just not necessarily at the same time). Train, pat and play with your very own dog to form a bond that will last the ages. With your four-legged companion by your side, meet, woo and cherish the many cuties of Rainbow Bay’s thriving singles scene. We’re a woman-led, diverse studio, and come from a range of backgrounds - from mobile development to web games - and are really excited to share BFF with the world soon. So, ask us anything! We’re able to talk to fun topics like shipping a game in the middle of a pandemic, participating in the global industry from down here in NZ, tend-and-befriend game design, just how good dogs are and why dating sims (or romance mechanics) are so hot right now. Also, dog pics are appreciated. Please send us pictures of your dogs. We’ll be starting at 6PM PDT/1PM NZST and wrapping up in a couple of hours - hooray, timezones! To answer your questions, we have: starcoltlucy - Lucy Morris (Studio Director) - previously at Ubisoft, PikPok starcoltbrianna - Brianna Fromont (Game Artist) - previously at Aurora44, Weta starcoltbrandon - Brandon Grimshaw (Lead Programmer) - previously at Gameloft, Snapchat starcoltalex - Alex Woodward (Lead Writer) starcoltcalliope - Calliope Ryder (Gamerunner) - previously at Wrestler If you’re curious about Best Friend Forever, you can check out the following resources: Handy Dandy Steam Page - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1034850/Best_Friend_Foreve Announce Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvoYEmBeduw Starcolt - http://www.starcolt.com EDIT: Thanks so much for your questions everyone! We're hopping off now, but it's been lovely to chat to you all. Stay safe, be kind. :)
2020.06.04 06:13 StoaticorJune 15 to mark New Zealand's COVID-19 elimination day
Wellington: New Zealand finally has a date for when it will achieve its lofty goal of elimination of COVID-19: June 15. After weeks of urging by public health experts and government wrangling, the country's Health Department has settled on a definition of elimination of the deadly virus. New Zealand has followed an elimination policy path since the arrival of the virus, eschewing lighter approaches by countries including Australia. The Kiwi approach, including a seven-week lockdown, is paying dividends. On Thursday, health officials announced they had found no new cases of the virus for the 13th straight day, from thousands of tests. Just one person in New Zealand has COVID-19, an Aucklander currently isolating who is due to be asymptomatic this week, should the virus follow a normal course. Australia currently has 491 active cases. However, the final Kiwi case is irrelevant to whether New Zealand has eliminated the disease. The Ministry of Health now says elimination can be declared 28 days after the last case from a "locally acquired unknown source", or community transmission, has completed their treatment and tested negative. According to the Ministry, New Zealand's last case of community transmission tested positive on April 29, and was in isolation until May 18. "As per the definition of elimination, the 28 day period would be counted from that person's exit from isolation," a department spokeswoman told AAP. That means when Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield holds his regular daily briefing on June 15 - 28 days from May 18 - he will be able to say New Zealand has eliminated COVID-19. Of course, a subsequent discovery of another case of community transmission would re-start the clock towards the elimination milestone. The date has symbolic meaning but Dr Bloomfield said it wouldn't stop the government's ongoing work to prevent new cases. "Elimination is an ongoing process," he said. "It may well be there is no domestic on-shore transmission or on-shore infections of COVID-19. It would be great if we reached that point and it's increasingly looking like we are. "But our elimination strategy is ongoing because we clearly still have measures at the border and a desire to open up the border in a safe way." University of Otago Professor Michael Baker, whose research, advice and modelling has been relied upon by the NZ Government through the COVID-19 crisis, has been calling on the government to provide the official elimination definition. Dr Baker said if New Zealand reached the definition, it would be a "great achievement". "We are not the top performer in the world, we often say Taiwan is best. They're now at 56 days since their last case. "But New Zealand and Australia are top in the OECD for mortality which is a huge achievement for both countries." Iceland (with two active cases) is also close to a NZ-style elimination. Source: https://www.smh.com.au/world/oceania/june-15-to-mark-new-zealand-s-covid-19-elimination-day-20200604-p54zga.html
Perhaps because they live a great distance from any other country, New Zealanders have always had to invent things they could not easily obtain. Māori developed skills in weaving and carving, and at making voyaging canoes, stone weapons and fortified pā, that astonished the Europeans who first saw them. In 1819 the British naval officer Richard Cruise was impressed at how a Bay of Islands chief named Tetoro had made a stock (wooden butt) for his musket, ‘with much ingenuity. The place for the barrel had been hollowed out by fire, and the excavation for the lock, though made with an old knife and wretched chisel, was singularly accurate.’ In 1900 New Zealand had the highest number of patent applications per capita in the world. In 2006 New Zealand was ranked fourth in the world for patents filed in proportion to gross domestic product (GDP), and fifth on the basis of population. This tradition of Kiwi ingenuity is often known as the ‘no. 8 wire’ attitude, a reference to a gauge of fencing wire that has been adapted for countless other uses in New Zealand farms, factories and homes. Poultry power The first electric street lighting in one Nelson suburb was powered by a small hydroelectric generator in the hills above the city. To switch the lights on and off, a chicken run was added to the power plant. At dusk every night the hens would go inside their coop and roost on a special hinged perch. This sank under their weight and connected a switch which turned on the street lights. At first light the hens would leave the coop, the spring-loaded perch swung back and the lights went out again The culture of invention Nonetheless, many New Zealand inventions have been produced by trained engineers and tradespeople aiming to improve on the tools and machinery they worked with. Cecil Wood, a Timaru engineer, built his own car about 1900 based on brief descriptions and pictures of the first European models. The Thermette, a simple and effective device for boiling water outdoors over an enclosed fire, was invented by Manawatū plumber John Hart and patented in 1931. It was still widely used in the 2000s. Farmers and others without technical training have also found inventive ways to make their work easier and life more enjoyable. In the 1920s Ernest Godward, an Invercargill cycle dealer, invented improved bicycles, motorcycles, and a carburettor which went on to be used in motor vehicles around the world. Women inventors include Norma McCulloch, a Rongotea housewife who developed a hand pump for extracting air from freezer bags in 1975. A simple cardboard tube with a metal tube sliding inside it, the pump sold to Australia, Britain, Canada and the US. McCulloch Industries branched out into making innovative cooking and medical equipment. Instant success Invercargill spice and coffee merchant David Strang took out a patent for ‘Strang’s Patent Soluble Dry Coffee-powder’ in 1890 and is credited with inventing instant coffee. His method entailed blowing hot air over liquid coffee until it became solid. Strang’s invention was forgotten until Heritage New Zealand registered his son James’s house in Invercargill and did some research on the family. Best-known New Zealand invention Perhaps the highest-profile New Zealand invention is the bungy jump, developed for commercial use by builder A. J. Hackett. In June 1987 Hackett made a highly publicised and illegal bungy jump from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The world's first commercial bungy site opened the following year in Queenstown. By 2009 Australia, Bali, France, Germany, Malaysia and Macau also had commercial bungy operations. Source Disclaimer I believe deciding New Zealand's best invention is up for debate, as the bungy is up there, heh. But our inventions among other fields warrant great recognition. Early patenting system New Zealand’s first system for officially issuing patents was set up in 1860. The Patents Act 1860, closely modelled on a similar British law, established the New Zealand Patent Office. In 1861 it issued its first patent to A. G. Purchas and J. Ninnis for ‘An Invention for the preparation of the Fibre of the Phormium tenax (flax)’. From 1882 applications for patents could be filed at any courthouse, greatly speeding up the process of application and registering. In 1889 a revised Patents Act allowed the Patent Office to also administer trademarks and designs. Pioneering New Zealand inventions Commercially successful inventions tend to be those that meet immediate practical needs. The most common patents in the 1860s and 1870s related to flax spinning and gold mining, but from the 1880s inventions for farm machinery overtook them. Ernest Hayes produced many new tools and gadgets from a small shed on his Central Otago farm, including an improved wire strainer for farm fences, patented in 1923 and still made and widely used in the 2000s. As local manufacturing industries developed, they resulted in more sophisticated inventions such as the Tullen snips – scissors made using a heat-treating process, which were tough enough to cut coins in half. By the 1980s more than 20 million had been sold. New Zealand’s public health system has produced medical inventions such as the Baeyertz measuring tape for accurately predicting human birth dates, patented in 1982 and still used worldwide in the 2000s. New Zealand is earthquake-prone, and government scientist Bill Robinson developed the seismic shock absorber, a flexible building pile. It now protects major public buildings such as the University of California Teaching Hospital, Tokyo’s central post office, and New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings and national museum. That puts a lid on it Failing to patent an invention can enable others to profit from it. In 1884 John Eustace, a Dunedin tinsmith, invented the airtight lid still used on containers such as paint cans and tins of golden syrup. He sent to England to have a die made to mass-produce his invention, but did not take out a patent on it. Soon many British companies began making lids using the Eustace design. One company even offered Eustace thousands of pounds for the rights to it, before realising they could legally copy it for nothing. Patent agents Patent agents are experts in patent law who assist inventors and others to register and protect their inventions. New Zealand’s first patent agent, Henry Hughes, was an engineer from the north of England who specialised in steam locomotives. He migrated to Wellington with his family in the 1870s and set up the country’s first patent agency in 1882. One of his agency’s early clients was the aviation pioneer Richard Pearse, perhaps New Zealand’s most renowned inventor. Henry Hughes Ltd is New Zealand’s oldest firm of patent and trademark attorneys. The New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys, the professional body representing patent agents, was established in 1912. Source
The name "coronavirus" is derived from Latin corona, meaning "crown" or "wreath", itself a borrowing from Greek κορώνη korṓnē, "garland, wreath". The name was coined by June Almeida and David Tyrrell who first observed and studied human coronaviruses. The word was first used in print in 1968 by an informal group of virologists in the journal Nature to designate the new family of viruses.
As pointed out multiple times before:
The event of 9/11, 2001 has everything to do with the Coronavirus event. One is a continuation of the other ( "Coronavirus Conspiracy" = 911 primes )
The term 'coronavirus' was coined in the year 1968.
The WTC Twin Towers began construction in 1968
The number 911 was made emergency dialing code in 1968
The film 2001: Space Odyssey came out in 1968
George Bush, the Bonesman, president during 9/11 graduated from Yale in 1968
And some gematria finds in the square number cipher:
"The Rising Sea" = "The Storm" = 1968 squares
So, again: The term 'Coronavirus' was coined in 1968. In my opinion, outside of the 'introductory course' that we might dub the basic alphabetic and reduction ciphers, the most important ciphers are the primes and the jewish-latin-agrippa So, given all that...
"Coronavirus Joke" = ... ? ...
What do you think the value is? . Again:
The name was coined by June Almeida and David Tyrrell
Think Tyrell Corporation, from BladeRunner... Think "Key of David"... Whenever you see 'Language' dealt with in the news or the press or media in general, "David" is always nearby. I noted a while back that "June" is the only month name to sum to 156 in primes, while the 156th prime number is 911.
"June" = 156 primes ( ---> 911 )
... "Apple" = 156 primes ( ---> 911 )
... "Magician" = 156 primes ( ---> 911 )
... "Magician" = 322 trigonal
... .. "Counting" = 322 primes
... .. "To Know" = 322 primes
... .. "The Proof" = 322 primes
... .. .. .. is ... .. ..
... .. "Robust" = 322 primes
You need to see that is joke is ...
"The Brazen" = 322 primes
... result of the Powers-That-Be knowing that they have you under their thumb. That the masses cannot and will not see the feint of "The Pirate" ( 322 primes ) lords.
"Coronavirus Religion" = 2020 trigonal
The creators of this new religion are laughing at its' followers. Q: what have the coiners achieved?
'A Coronavirus Worship" = 2001 english-extended
"Coronavirus Conspiracy" = 911 primes
The name "coronavirus" is derived from Latin corona, meaning "crown" or "wreath"
. PS. Note: things get Frank, below. In recent posts I add to the discussion by Derek and Zach in terms of the San Fransisco Pier 45 fire. Just a note that the word 'Pier' is an anagram for 'Ripe' (and is easily transmuted into Pyre)
"Historical wordplay" = 2019 trigonal 742 primes
Neo is the One:
"1 Historical wordplay" = 2020 trigonal
Neo is the One
"1: The Historical Wordplays" = 911 primes
History --> Hystory --> Hysteria --> Hysterical --> It's all about the womb (the first temple)
ie. Pier 45 --> Ripe 45 --> Menopause between 49 and 52 --> Ripe? ... Light 'er up, as they say. ie. Hysterical @ Hysteri-CAL(culate) The arts of number and letter is called 'gematria'. From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gematria
A Mishnaic textual source makes clear that the word gematria is dated to at least the Tannaic period:
Rabbi Eleazar Chisma said: the laws of mixed bird offerings and the key to the calculations of menstruation days—these, these are the body of the halakhah. The calculation of the equinoxes and gematriot are the condiments of wisdom
Again: The word was first used in print in 1968 by an informal group of virologists in the journal Nature to designate the new family of viruses.
"A Virologist" = "Numerology" = 474 primes ( "The Illuminati" = 474 primes)
[...] the key to the calculations of menstruation days—these, these are the body of the halakhah.
Interpretation of the first committee's design for the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States in 1776, which was never used.
Moses standing on the Shore, and extending his Hand over the Sea, thereby causing the same to overwhelm Pharaoh who is sitting in an open Chariot, a Crown on his Head and a Sword in his Hand. Rays from a Pillar of Fire in the Clouds reaching to Moses, to express that he acts by Command of the Deity. Motto, "Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God."
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck near Wellington. The quake has been felt as far north as Gisborne and near the bottom of the South Island, according to Geonet. Newstalk ZB's Adam Cooper said it was a "very big quake". "A rattler, went on for a long time," he said.
Archaeologists may have found William Wallace’s hidden fortress
The final paragraph (skipping the cognitive dissonance engendered by the previous lines):
[...] Best to focus on Wallace's few military victories and ruminate on the words engraved on a memorial plaque on a wall of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, near the execution site: "I tell you the truth. Freedom is what is best. Sons, never live life like slaves."
The name "coronavirus" is derived from Latin corona, meaning "crown" or "wreath", [..] The word was first used in print in 1968 by an informal group of virologists in the journal Nature to designate the new family of viruses.
"Coronavirus Joke" = 1968 jewish-latin-agrippa
... ( "Coronavirus is menstrual" = 1968 jewish-latin-agrippa )
The name "coronavirus" is derived from Latin corona, meaning "crown" or "wreath", [...] The name was coined by June Almeida and David Tyrrell who first observed and studied human coronaviruses.
2020.05.24 22:27 ZappyZaneSurvival kit and Grab-bag advice?
As title: any advice on what to actually put in a grab-bag, which is readily available to buy from supermarkets etc (not order online, delivery in 2-4 weeks)? Ditto survivial kit tips please? So feeling dumb, as the mrs and i had talked about this but not done anything. We're broadly aware of things, and a google throws up general govt info. Not sure how out of date things are, like do people actually have a radio? Is there a mobile phone app/website one would use instead now? And things like best long-lasting emergency food (which isnt chocolate because it'd get eaten :/ ), we used to have a stash of MREs, but didn't bring them to NZ. I'll probably spend the morning throwing something together, and see what i can buy from Countdown... https://www.govt.nz/browse/housing-and-property/home-emergency-checklist/https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/emergency-survival-kits EDIT: this looks useful: https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/what-we-recommend-you-buy-for-a-diy-grab-bag EDIT2: hmm all sorts of exciting stuff online, like this map of wellington region by potential hazards: http://www.gw.govt.nz/assets/Emergencies--Hazards/combined_earthquake_hazard_map_wellington.pdf List so far: - backpack - torch - spare batteries - radio - dust masks (yay for COVID) - hand sanitiser (ditto availablity) - travel wipes / tissues - towel (always know where your towel is!) - drink bottle - leather gloves - emergency poncho - emergency rations (protein bars / MREs etc) - survival bag / foil blanket-thingy - first aid kit - duct tape - WD40 - rubbish bags - knife - rope - fishing line(?)
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