Allergy & Asthma Network to Promote Health Equity by Hosting Free COVID-19, Asthma and COPD Screenings at Atlanta Churches in September

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allergy & Asthma Network, the leading nonprofit patient outreach, education, advocacy and research organization, is committed to leading efforts to end inequities in healthcare, especially for those adversely impacted by COVID-19, asthma and COPD.

This month, the Network will take action to address these unmet needs in a greater way by hosting a series of COVID-19, asthma and COPD screenings at churches in predominantly African American communities in Atlanta. The screenings are part of the organization’s Not One More Life Trusted Messengers program. They are made possible through a new public-private partnership with global biopharmaceutical company Sanofi US, digital implementation partner Self Care Catalysts and numerous other organizations at local, regional and national levels.

The first health screening event is Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at:

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church
    101 Jackson Street
    Atlanta, Georgia 30312


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Latest coronavirus news for September 10, 2020: Live updates

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Grant funding for urban, Downstate farmers targets nutrition crisis worsened by COVID-19

Stephanie Dunn (l), owner of Star Farm in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, and Johari Cole-Kweli, owner of Iyabo Farms in Pembroke Township, are among 27 Illinois farmers that recently received $250,000 in grants to meet skyrocketing demand for local food spurred by the pandemic. Cole-Kweli regularly drives up to deliver eggs and produce to Dunn.

Stephanie Dunn, owner of Star Farm Chicago, at 934 W. 50th Place in Back of the Yards, and Johari Cole-Kweli, owner of Iyabo Farms in Pembroke Township, Ill., pose for a photo at Star Farm Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2020. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times
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Johari Cole-Kweli grew up in the West Side K-Town neighborhood, got her microbiology degree from Michigan State University, then worked for pharmaceutical firms before realizing Big Pharma couldn’t solve nagging health disparities in the Black community.

Her solution? The 50-acre Iyabo Farms she owns in Pembroke Township, an hour and a half south of Chicago.

The 28-year-old farm run with her husband and two children is among 27 statewide recently awarded $250,000 in grants from the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, to meet skyrocketing demand for local food spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coral killed by pineapples, goats (and climate) — Tuesday, September 8, 2020 —

At an international conference last year, the U.S. Geological Survey director acknowledged climate change is harming coral reefs but focused his presentation on a smaller, politically safer problem: sediment.

USGS Director James Reilly traveled in September 2019 to the archipelago nation of Palau for the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting, a twice-annual gathering of officials from the United States and its freely associated states in the Pacific: Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Reilly gave little to no data about corals’ response to warming, despite acknowledging it as one of the species’ top global threats. And his presentation concluded with a call for scientists to focus on “characterizing the affects [sic] of climate change” — an ambiguous statement that some experts say has been used by opponents of climate action to question scientific consensus and delay policy.

Reilly did get specific about some of the

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Agilent to Host the Science and Technology Virtual Symposium, September 10-11, 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Agilent, a global leader in life science, diagnostics, and analytical laboratory technologies, will host the Agilent Science and Technology Virtual Symposium 2020 (ASTVS 2020) on September 10-11, opening at 10:00am SGT.

During this two-day symposium, Agilent will open a suite of Live webinars and Networking sessions, with a vast array of on-demand presentations to enjoy wherever and whenever you can. Additional content will be added regularly and will be available for you to download at your leisure.

On September 10th and September 11th, enjoy three live sessions each day from 10:00am12:00pm SGT, followed by a Q&A session. The September 10th speakers include Patrick Batoon, PhD, Product Manager of LC/MS Triple Quadrupole, Ion Sources, Nitrogen Generators, and Software systems, Agilent Technologies, Chander Mani, MSc, Application Engineer at Agilent Technologies, and Shane Allen Snyder, PhD, Executive Director,

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Alberta school authorities will see some federal COVID-19 funding in September: LaGrange

a little girl standing next to a person: An elementary school student wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic makes her way to class on the first day of school in Kfar Yona, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

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An elementary school student wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic makes her way to class on the first day of school in Kfar Yona, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

School authorities hoping for some of the COVID-19 school reopening funding promised by the federal government should see some of the money soon. Alberta’s education minister made the announcement Wednesday morning.

Adriana LaGrange said she has directed her department to transfer the funds to school authorities as soon as the province receives it. (A full breakdown of how the government plans to distribute the funds is below)

She says the federal government will be transferring some of the approximately $262 million promised to Alberta in September, while the rest will be sent “later in the school year.”

Read more: ‘It’s a nervous energy’: Edmonton students head back to school amid COVID-19 pandemic

“The $250 million will

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FSIS Recognizes September as Food Safety Education Month

Washington, Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding the public to think about health and safety in the kitchen for National Food Safety Education Month this September. Consumers are encouraged to practice behaviors that will continue to help keep them and their loved ones safe from foodborne illness.

“My vision for food safety includes enhancing and emphasizing consumer education,” said Under Secretary for Food Safety Mindy Brashears. “Consumers play a vital role in reducing foodborne illness – and by providing scientifically accurate and effective food safety information, we can help empower them to adopt and practice safe food handling behaviors in their own homes.”

Foodborne illness is a preventable public health challenge that results in millions of illnesses each year in the United States. To combat this public health challenge, FSIS engages with the public about food

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MOCA Engages Youth And Families With Free Virtual Art Education Programs This September

Programs include Virtual Teen Art Force, MOCA miniMAKERS and more.

Serving youth ages one through 18, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is ensuring that kids stay connected to the arts with an array of free, creative art programs for the family. Programs include Virtual Teen Art Force, MOCA miniMAKERS and Sunday Stories. MOCA recognizes the need to enrich the cultural life of the community and connect with the community.

Virtual Teen Art Force

MOCA Teen Art Force is a one-of-a-kind, free, multidisciplinary art program that provides students with a foundation in the visual arts. Classes include a wide range of techniques including drawing, textile design, sculpture and printmaking. Registered students may choose one class per week, or all five, and are eligible for free art supplies available through contact-less pick up.

Cost: Free

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Ages: 13-17

Dates: Monday-Friday, Oct. 1-Dec. 18

How: For more information

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The Best TV Shows and Movies to Binge-Watch in September

Congratulations! You’ve made it to September. This year has been a roller coaster for everyone, but as we collectively flip the page on the calendar and usher in the beginning of autumn (depending on where you live, the weather may or may not reflect this), it’s important to remember that even though this hasn’t been the year most of us expected, there has been plenty of excellent TV to pass the time.

That’s why our staff has curated dozens upon dozens of recommendation lists to help you find the best shows and movies for you to watch next. Whether you’re hoping to find a rom-com to sweep you off your feet, a sci-fi show that will allow you escape, or a lavish historical drama to whisk you away to another time altogether, the comprehensive list below features a bit of everything to help you get through this difficult time.


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