Nepalese women get ready to offer prayers to the setting sun on the banks of the Bagmati River during the Chhath Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth.
Choates, 75, spent all 37 years of her career as an educator 1967 to 2004 at Edgewood High School, serving as a business education teacher for 30 years before spending her final seven years as an assistant principal. During her time at Edgewood High, she worked with the first nine of the school’s principals. A native of York, Pa., Choates grew up one of six siblings in Harford County, graduating from the segregated Central Consolidated High School in Hickory, where she was involved in a number of school and extra curricular activities, including cheerleading, chorus, band and several school clubs.
Reopen safelyIn Japan, seven people have died for every 1 million residents a death rate about 45 times lower than America The number of daily new cases peaked at 743 on April 12, but has varied between 90 and 14 for the past week, according to the World Health Organization; the number of hospitalized COVID 19 patients has dropped from 10,000 about a month ago to 2,000 today. On Monday, the Japanese government lifted the state of emergency over greater Tokyo, effectively ending the country version of a lockdown.The GuardianCemeteries braced for surge in Covid 19 dead as Mexico readies to reopenYet as Mexico daily death toll rises to become one of the highest in the world a record 501 fatalities were reported on Tuesday alone the country is simultaneously preparing to reopen and weathering a politically charged battle over the true scale of the crisis. We doing well, the pandemic has been tamed,” Mexico populist president, Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, claimed on Thursday as he announced he would resume touring the country when a period of nationwide quarantine was wound down next week.
Trump’s campaign tries to recapture its magic on the virtual campaign trail. Will it succeed?There are backlit billboards announcing the upcoming campaign event for President Trump. Outside a large arena footage of Trump plays on giant screens as supporters chant “Four more years!” Inside the arena, Trump surrogates appear on a large Jumbotron as the crowd roars.
Later in our trip, we also went to Blue Spring State Park, where, from November to March, the manatee are attracted to the 72 warm water of the springs from the colder St. Johns River. Our trip happened to coincide with a cold snap, and there was a large population of manatees at Blue Springs when we visited.