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President Trump: Reopening of Schools May Need to be Delayed in Hot-spot Areas of Pandemic

President Trump hold a press conference that reopening schools in areas where the pandemic is intense might be delayed by several weeks, but he indicated his desire to reopen schools in fall for other areas and for students to return to study in the classroom.

President Trump said Governors would make the decision on reopening schools in states badly affected by the pandemic, and that decision would be made based on data about the pandemic.

President Trump also reminded that children are less affected by the pandemic compared to adults and cited a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics stating the fact that schools remaining closed delays the detection of learning disorders, sexual harassment and drug use and that children in low-income families need the food served in schools. President Trump also shared data showing that the negative effect of keeping schools closed impacts African-Americans and low income earners more.

President stated that , if the schools are not reopened, the resources can be provided to parents who send their children to public schools, private schools, charter schools, religious schools or have them home-schooled, saying, "All families will be supported so that they can do the right thing on their own terms."

President Trump also noted that the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had released an additional manual that includes the measures needed to reopen schools.

Although the argument that coronavirus affects children less than adults is widespread, there is concern that reopening schools could put teachers and families at risk.

Good News from CDC: The Schools Could be Reopened in the New Academic Year

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that schools closed due to the novel coronavirus could be reopened in the new academic year. The new manual published on CDC’s official site states that schools at all levels, from kindergarten to high school, can reopen by the end of the summer by taking certain measures based on the intensity of the pandemic in their districts.

 It was stated that “the best available evidence suggests that Covid-19 poses a relatively low risk for school-age children,” noting that children will probably not show severe symptoms and not spread the virus in schools. 

CDC Director Robert Redfield shared his opinion: “The closure of schools has disrupted the lives of families and children and has adverse effects on young people.” He noted that the opening of schools is critical to public health.

Music Mogul Widow Is Being 'Terrorized'

Image Longtime friends of Mica Ertegun — widow of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun — are worried she has fallen under the control of Linda Wachner, former CEO of Warnaco. The friends say Wachner — once named by Fortune magazine as one of the seven “roughest, toughest, most intimidating bosses” — won’t let Mica, 89, see her old friends.

Sorghum - The New Healthy Grain

Image By Deniz Turkbas - Throughout our culinary experiences, we have all come to learn about different grains.  There are bulgur, quinoa, oats, rice and barley, to name a few.  Growing up in a Turkish household, we became more accustomed to rice and bulgur.  Growing in my household, we were always finding new ways to cooak healthy and delicious foods.  Therefore, using whole grains and cooking healthy were always priority in our kitchen.

Astana Ballet Rocks Lincoln Center

The photo exhibition about Kazakhistan.
A Week of Kazakh Arts was opened by the Astana Ballet Gala perfomance at the Lincoln center, New York, 30 November 2015. Cultural event is dedicated to the celebration of the Day of the First President, Independence of Kazakhstan and its bid for the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018.  Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations says they are very honored to host Astana Ballet in New York City and happy to show Kazakh’s art and culture to American friends at his welcome speeches. Ambassador Abdrakhmanov emphasis that having peace, unity and friendship between the countries make possible via arts and culture.     

Oz Family Shares Secrets for 'Joyful,' Healthy Eats

Image Lisa Oz wants to set the record straight: Her celebrity doctor husband, Mehmet Oz, is not the "joyless," clinical eater he's been made out to be. "We're very excited about food, actually, which is the opposite of what people think," Lisa Oz says in the enormous Cliffside Park home she shares with her husband, the health advice-dispensing host of "The Dr. Oz Show." She laughs about the misperceptions of those she meets who say, "You must just have nuts and kale and the occasional yogurt with blueberries."

Oz Cookbook Filled with Great Recipes

Image Taking a trip into the Oz Family Kitchen, with this book by Lisa Oz, is a literary field trip that will pay edible dividends. Whether you are a fan of Oprah or not, you have probably heard of Dr. Mehmet Oz, television health guru. His various prescriptions for healthy living often include healthy eating options. This volume combines the delicious food of his heritage (Turkish) and his principles of good eating as presented by his wife, Lisa. Her approach is eminently practical.

The 14th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival

Image The MFA Film Program and the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England are proud to present the 14th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival, March 19 to April 5, 2015.  This year’s 23 film-program continues the tradition of highlighting works by emerging and established Turkish filmmakers.  The festival opens on March 19 with Nuri Bilge Ceylans’s film, Winter Sleep, winner of Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Annual Florida Turkish Festival to Take Place in Hollywood

Image The Florida Turkish American Association (FTAA) organizes the 13th Annual Florida Turkish Festival on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. at Arts Park, Young Circle, Hollywood, Florida. The festival is free of charge and open to the general public. The purpose of the festival is to promote Turkey with its rich and diverse culture.
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