After Vice President Kamala Harris received her second dose of the COVID 19 vaccine in a televised event at the National Institutes of Health in January, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D Ohio) phone lit up with calls from constituents who were “newly curious” about getting vaccinated themselves, she told The New York Times. As Beatty explained, watching a Black woman receive the vaccine “gave people hope and gave people education.” Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to die from the coronavirus, the Times notes, but they are far less likely to be inoculated, in large part because of a lack of access, but also, some experts have pointed out, because of longstanding wariness about government driven health programs.
There was an abundance of curious chocolate related objects strewn through the entire house ranging from tiny little containers holding intense colours and shimmers, to acetate, clay modelling tools, paint brushes, huuuuuge bags of chocolate and what I can only feebly describe as a chocolate perfume kit, designed to train one into a super connoisseur via the olfactory. It comprised of a very smart wooden box, which I noticed already had a ding in it, (victim of some form of chocolate frenzy, no doubt) and possibly over 50 tiny vials each of which contained an essence of a characteristic identified in chocolate. Nuances such as tobacco, liquorish, and earth.
At more than three minutes, “The Scarecrow” is longer than most viral videos. But the poignant mini film is so powerful that it’s not only shareable, but also almost almost makes us forget about the brand’s fake Twitter hacking fiasco just a few months prior. If Chipotle released the video to counter its PR debacle, it worked..
MGE already has been on a path to reduce carbon, having reduced carbon dioxide emissions 23% since 2005 and targeting carbon reductions of at least 80% by 2050 from 2005 levels. “Since introducing our carbon reduction targets, we have always said that if we can go further faster by working with our customers, we will. We believe it is important to articulate a longterm goal that is both visionary and based on the best climate science available.
The Facebook message encouraged calls to the governor, attorney general and others. Bethel said the PSC issued a statement in the interest of consumers having the right information. (I can imagine the governor, who appoints members of the PSC, would just as soon avoid connection to a higher light bill.).