La ‘Experiencia de Indianápolis’ recauda fondos para ministerios mundiales

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET General Convention 2012 Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Por Araceli MaPosted Jul 10, 2012 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI General Convention, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] El evento “La experiencia Indianápolis” en el campo de Beisbol “Victory Field” el domingo 8 de julio estuvo llenó de color, música y alegría. Organizado por la diócesis anfitriona de la 77a Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, este evento fue gratuito y se recaudaron donaciones para las diócesis compañeras del Sur de Sudan, Brasil y Haití.La diversas actividades empezaron con la premiación a la Obispa Presidenta Katherine Jefferts Schori por parte de la organización no gubernamental Centro de Campamentos y Conferencias Episcopales (ECCC, Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers) quien le otorgó la distinción “Héroe 2012 del Ministerio de Campamentos”, en reconocimiento a su visión y compromiso de toda la vida como educadora, sacerdote, obispa y obispa presidenta para entrenar a las generaciones de líderes jóvenes que están transformando el mundo. Así mismo, se le reconoció al Dr. Richard Schori por su compromiso para ayudar a los niños y jóvenes adultos a descubrir la belleza y maravilla de la creación de Dios.Seguidamente la Obispa de Indiana: Rda. Catherine Maples Waynic junto con la Obispa Presidenta procedieron a cortar el pastel conmemorativo al 175 Aniversario de la Diócesis Indianápolis, “175 años profundizando nuestra fe y ampliando nuestro alcance” decía el pastel conmemorativo.A fiesta se inició con un gran concurso de sillas musicales cuyo premio fue un cáliz de cerámica, concurso organizado por la Iglesia Episcopal de Saint Richard. Luego el ritmo cambió a samba brasilera, para que cerca de cincuenta participantes, entre ellos la Obispa anfitriona Catherine Maples, bailen guiados por la entrenadora del Estudio de danza “Five Star”, actividad propuesta por la Iglesia Episcopal de la Catedral de Cristo (Christ Church Cathedral).Disfrutando del baile de samba encontramos a dos familias latinas de Indianápolis: Gómez-Godinez y Alcauter, quienes disfrutaban del evento. Familias que asisten a la Iglesia Episcopal de la Catedral de Cristo, atendidos por la salvadoreña Reverenda Canónigo Zoila Manzanares-Cole, el otro Ministerio hispano de la diócesis se encuentra en St. John’s Episcopal Church de Speedway.Las carreras de autos no podían faltar en “La experiencia Indianápolis” y el Ministerio del Campus de la Universidad de Indiana (Indiana University Campus Ministry) construyó una pista de carreras en tamaño reducido donde seis autos de juguete a control remoto corrían conducidos por los visitantes a la feria.Bailarines y músicos representantes de la Nueva República del Sur de Sudan se presentaron en el escenario principal con música cristiana en ritmos africanos junto con su Obispo Rdo. Ruben Akurtdit de la diócesis de Bor, quien visita Indianápolis y la Obispa de Indiana Catherine Maples Waynic. La asociación entre estas diócesis está trabajando en proyectos de generar agua potable y en apoyar al Malek Bible College.En la esquina de la historia viva de Indianápolis conocimos a Ethel Brewer-McCane y Eunice Brewer-Trotter quienes recrearon un poco de su historia familiar, la historia de su tatara-tatara-tatara abuela Mary Bateman Clark. Brewer-McCane interpretó a Clark, quien nació esclava en el estado de Kentucky y fue liberada sólo para mudarse a New York y ser contratada inmediatamente. La esclavitud y la servidumbre eran ilegales en Indiana, y Clark demandó con éxito su libertad. Ella se convirtió en una de las líderes de la Iglesia Bethel AME en Vincennes, la cual fue fundada por su esposo Samuel y otros.Las iglesias episcopales de Indianápolis buscaron una forma creativa de entretener al público y recolectar donaciones, nos llamó la atención el Padre Robin Myers quien uso sus talentos de mago para hacer trucos de cartas y un espectáculo de magia en el escenario principal. También hubo exhibición de animales salvajes de Indiana como serpientes, búhos, águilas, armadillos y zorrillos.Los visitantes aprendimos que Indiana es el estado de la Piedra Caliza (Limestone) y en el kiosco se ofrecía a los visitantes la oportunidad de como tallar en piedra. Así mismo fue ilustrativo saber que Indiana es el productor más grande de palomitas de maíz en Estados Unidos y el kiosco compartió ejemplos gratis de su producción.La música fue muy diversa y melodiosa, entre los cuales escuchamos: Tambores africanos por el Griot Drum Ensemble, música coral de las “Ladies for Liberty”, rock and roll cristiano por Party Dance Band, jazz clásico por Dean Osbourne y la Banda Eastbound Bluegrass, salsa a estilo latino más puro interpretada por el Grupo local “Tumbao” y otros músicos con ritmos variados que se escucharon alrededor del campo de beisbol.La Diócesis de Indiana tuvo un gran éxito con esta fiesta en el estadio de beisbol.— Araceli Ma es integrante del equipo del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal en la Convención General. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ La ‘Experiencia de Indianápolis’ recauda fondos para ministerios mundiales Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Edge / APOLLO Architects & Associates

first_img Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/118357/edge-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard Photographs:  Masao Nishikawa Text description provided by the architects. Located in the suburbs of Sendai, the site for this project was in the vicinity of two existing residential buildings designed by other architects. This house was therefore designed by taking into consideration how it would blend harmoniously into the surrounding area.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe facade of the building was covered in concrete in order to provide the inhabitants with a sense of privacy, as well as to ensure that signs of life within the house were not visible from the outside. The outer walls of the building made of reinforced concrete, externally insulated due to the cold northern climate, were also coated with a photocatalyst that gave them a white gleam. Another distinctive feature of the house was the sleek and lightweight impression created by the sharp profile of the eaves and small, sleeve-like walls detached from the building proper – both designed in order to soften the heaviness of the reinforced concrete. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaA central courtyard sits in front of the entrance to the house on the first floor, while another courtyard that adjoins the south side of the family room also connects to the outdoor deck, establishing a sense of continuity with the raised tatami-floored space. The use of unfinished concrete for the interior walls and ceilings gives the impression of a gleaming, black hardness in relation to the white facade, creating a contrast between the interior and exterior of the house. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaClimbing the staircase to the second floor while gazing out at the maple trees in the central courtyard, a bedroom comes into view. Going up another short flight of steps takes you to the children’s room, bathroom, and a spacious balcony. Save this picture!planBy creating numerous intermediate zones that straddle the inside and outside of the house – a rooftop and balcony that provide opportunities for gardening, for instance – the inhabitants can enjoy their living environment all throughout the building. Save this picture!sectionIn addition to being a carefully considered response to sites that see a fair amount of pedestrian traffic, the courtyard house typology is also deployed in residential architecture as a way of creating a permanent sanctuary for nature in an urbanizing neighborhood.Project gallerySee allShow less’Palladio at Work’ Exhibition at The Canadian Centre for ArchitectureArticlesTop 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2010Articles Share Japan Area:  134 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Sendai, Japan Edge / APOLLO Architects & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/118357/edge-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 41 Share 2010 Year:  Edge / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveEdge / APOLLO Architects & Associates “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSendaiHousesJapanPublished on March 11, 2011Cite: “Edge / APOLLO Architects & Associates” 11 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Radio Stolen From Pasadena Fire Truck

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Ron says: Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News One thought on “Radio Stolen From Pasadena Fire Truck” Business News May 27th, 2021 at 5:49 pm Serial Number of stolen radio would help Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 22 recommended1 commentShareShareTweetSharePin it Public Safety Radio Stolen From Pasadena Fire Truck “It’s sad when equipment that assists in life-saving measures is stolen right off a fire truck,” city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 3:27 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Fire Department Station 36, 1140 N. Fair Oaks Ave., pictured in a photo provided by the city of Pasadena.[UPDATED] A man snatched an emergency radio from a Pasadena Fire Department truck on Wednesday, officials said.The radio was taken about 11:15 a.m. from Truck 31 while it was at Station 36, 1140 N. Fair Oaks Ave., for a training exercise, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.Firefighters spotted the thief as he drove away but did not chase him, officials said. They reported the incident to police.“The radio was quickly disabled so it does [the thief] no good,” Derderian said.“It’s sad when equipment that assists in life-saving measures are stolen right off a fire truck,” she added.The thief was initially described as a man in his 40s or 50s wearing a black polo shirt, according to Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Burgess. He fled the area in a black SUV.Anyone with information can reach the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

IGB says race cards up to 12 can be maintained in Lifford pending report

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest By News Highland – August 15, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook Twitter The Irish Greyhound Board has today indicated to the owners and management of Lifford Greyhound Stadium that race cards of a maximum of 12 races can be maintained at the track until the completion and full consideration of a strategic review into the future needs of the Irish greyhound industry is completed.Last week, owners of the stadium, the Duffy family from Derry said it would close after this Saturday’s race meeting due to an ongoing lack of support from the Irish Greyhound Board.In a statement issued today, The Irish Greyhound Board has today indicated to the owners and management of Lifford Greyhound Stadium that race cards of a maximum of 12 races can be maintained at the track until the completion and full consideration of a strategic review into the future needs of the Irish greyhound industry which is currently being compiled by Indecon Economic Consultants.The IGB say it expects to be in receipt of the report in early October.The statement confirms that the arrangement is offered to Lifford Greyhound Stadium on the basis of the report maintaining the operation of the track in the coming months.The IGB says it is also working to cater for greyhound owners and trainers, traditionally part of Lifford and/or Longford’s dog pools, by facilitating extra racing at Mullingar and Dundalk stadia in the near future. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Previous articleGlengad v Waterford Senior Cup fixture details confirmedNext articleMya Alcorn named on Ireland 7’s for Wales News Highland Facebook IGB says race cards up to 12 can be maintained in Lifford pending report Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Traffic volumes remain in line with previous weeks

first_imgTraffic volumes remain in line with previous weeks since travel restrictions were introduced.Transport Infrastructure Ireland carried out surveys of the roads this week and saw no ‘noticeable increase’.It had been reported this week that people had noticed more traffic on the roads.However Elizabeth Canavan from the Department of the Taoiseach says TII is monitoring road usage:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/trafdfgdfgdffic1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleFears heighten for livelihood of Donegal Gaeltacht familiesNext articleDeadline for Community Call initiative funding tomorrow News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Traffic volumes remain in line with previous weeks Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – April 23, 2020 center_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+last_img read more

Nothing beats the personal touch in filling vacancies

first_imgNothing beats the personal touch in filling vacanciesOn 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Some HR staff in the US are getting so desperate they are touring places ofworship to secure new staff. But research by the SHRM has found that the mostsuccessful search tactics are networking and personal contacts are the mosteffective search tactics. The survey shows that 95 per cent of HR professionals use personal contactsor networking to fill positions. The same percentage of job-seekers use thesemethods to find employment. Of the 20 search tactics included in the survey, 61 per cent of HRprofessions rated this method as the most effective, compared with 78 per centof job-seekers. Newspaper adverts are used by 96 per cent of HR professionals, while 88 percent use the Internet. SHRM president Helen Drinan, said, “Despite recently announced layoffs,employers still face a tight labour market and it is imperative that HRprofessionals know where to find potential recruits. “Even though job-seekers and HR professionals are both using the Weband traditional search tactics, such as newspapers and head-hunters, theimportance of personal contacts cannot be underestimated.” The survey also shows that more than 90 per cent of the 566 HR staffquestioned use employee referrals. Nearly a quarter of HR staff use places of worship to search for jobapplicants, but only 6 per cent claim it is effective. An “openhouse” approach is used by more than a third of HR professionals and 30per cent use job hotlines. The survey says employers focus on more formal, measurable search methods,rather than advertising or posting notices in places such as supermarkets. Although HR professionals and job seekers use the same tactics, peoplelooking for positions use many more search tactics than employers realise.Job-seekers polled a higher usage percentage for all 20 search tactics than HRprofessionals. www.shrm.org/surveysBy Paul Nelson Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Dallas Cowboys name black cat a starter in NFL game

first_imgNovember 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Dallas Cowboys name black cat a starter in NFL game Still reppin’ the cat @thejaylonsmith | #HotBoyz pic.twitter.com/0KZ3NbxGqm— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 10, 2019Both fans and players alike appear to support the animal. Linebacker Jaylon Smith rolled into the AT&T stadium before the game wearing a custom “Black Cat” t-shirt, plugging the de facto mascot.Unfortunately for the Cowboys, even the black cat’s luck — and ability to outrun state troopers — wasn’t enough this time. The Vikings won 28-24.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(DALLAS) — The Dallas Cowboys have added an internet celebrity to its starting lineup.Yesterday, “America’s team” announced the NFL’s black cat as a starter during the Sunday night game versus the Minnesota Vikings.The feline famously stormed the field during the Cowboys versus New York Giants game last week at MetLife Stadium, much to the delight of the crowd and now the internet.center_img Tonight’s #DallasCowboys starters… *wait for it#SNF | #MINvsDAL pic.twitter.com/P001S9Yumh— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 11, 2019The Cowboys tweeted the announcement Sunday with a video revealing the starting lineup. The video ends with a picture of the team’s “MVP Rally Cat” with a graphic of the Cowboys star in its eyes.The cat also sports the No. 9 jersey in a nod to the creature’s numerous lives as well as to the jersey number of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Beau Lundlast_img read more

Australian Navy ships in Malaysia for exercise Mastex

first_img View post tag: HMAS Stuart View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: Royal Malaysian Navy View post tag: Mastex View post tag: HMAS Siriuscenter_img Photo: Photo: Royal Australian Navy Royal Australian Navy replenishment ships HMAS Sirius and frigate HMAS Stuart visited Malaysia for the exercise Mastex 19.Stuart’s commanding officer, Commander Luke Ryan said interacting with the two regional partners was an important part of the ongoing East Asia Deployment, in which 11 ships are participating in multinational exercises and engagement activities across the region.“We were pleased to join the Philippine Navy to commemorate historic naval battles, and in Malaysia we look forward to exercise Mastex 19, in which we will further develop the strong relationship we have with their navy,” he said.During the four-day transit from the Philippines to Malaysia, the ships conducted a replenishment at sea, engineering break-down drills and officer of the watch maneuvers. Stuart’s MH-60R helicopter also conducted day and night flying.Exercise Mastex will encompass seven days of bilateral training exercises with the Royal Malaysian Navy, in harbor and at sea. Share this articlelast_img read more

Listen To Resonant Frequency’s Tripped Out Cover Of David Bowie’s ‘Fame’

first_imgThere’s no denying that David Bowie’s influences have been felt across a spectrum of musical styles. One of his funkiest singles, “Fame,” always featured something of an electronic element to it, which certainly served as an inspiration for Austin-based future funk group Resonant Frequency.These up and comers have put their fresh spin on the Bowie classic, releasing an exciting remix and blends the original “Fame” with some out-of-this-world spacey funk goodness. It’s rare that a remix captures both the elements of old and new so well, but Resonant Frequency has certainly achieved that balance with their new release.Get down to Resonant Frequency’s remix of “Fame” below:Be sure to follow along with the band on their website, and stay tuned for their exciting Zoogma remix for that band’s upcoming release!last_img read more

Chan School study gives airports high marks in COVID safety

first_img In shift, experts now urge N95s or double-masking as variants set to dominate viral landscape Upgrade your mask as more-transmissible COVID strain surges The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. The report’s authors said that, in some ways, airports have an advantage over other types of businesses. Because the facilities are typically airy, with large open spaces and high ceilings, they provide a lot of space for dilution of viruses from sick travelers. In some areas, however, like the lines during boarding and the typically lower-ceilinged baggage claim, supplemental filtration through portable air purifiers could be used.The study also warned about unintended consequences of some safety policies, citing as an example rules by state and local authorities to close eating areas around airport restaurants in an attempt to de-densify. The problem is that hungry travelers take their food elsewhere in the airport, often settling in gated seating areas, where they shed masks to eat, thereby increasing both congestion and possible exposure to those around them. Again, in such cases, personal responsibility comes into play, and the authors urged travelers to stay unmasked as little as possible while eating.Passenger compliance is something of a wild card in the system, the authors said. Mask mandates, which were nearly universal for airport employees, became so for travelers as well after President Biden issued a recent executive order making masks mandatory in airports and on planes, as well as other modes of travel. Noncompliance has been an issue, but airlines have dealt with it by issuing warnings and placing those who remain noncompliant onto no-fly lists. The sanction has been effective at goading some travelers into abiding by guidelines, the authors said.“We’ve come a long way,” Nardell said. “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but we have to keep the masks on for a while.” Related How COVID experiences will reshape the workplacecenter_img A group of Harvard health experts gave airports high marks for taking steps to ensure passenger safety, but stopped short of saying it is safe to fly during the pandemic.Researchers with the Aviation Public Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health unveiled their second report to reporters on Thursday, saying that a multilayered approach similar to that recommended for schools and offices is in place at airports across the country. That approach, which consists of upgraded ventilation, sanitized surfaces, technology that encourages contactless transactions, as well as the familiar hand hygiene, mask wearing, and physical distancing, can reduce exposure to any virus that travelers may carry.The researchers said that redoubled personal commitment can provide an added measure of safety for those who must travel. That starts with staying home if you feel ill, being diligent about mask wearing, and stepping back from crowds at unavoidable choke points like boarding gates and baggage claim.“There are risks of any activity in public spaces. We have found that the aviation industry has been applying its scientific and engineering prowess to explore and implement measures that reduce that risk. … We are not saying that it is safe to fly, but there are risks and actions to reduce those risks,” said Leonard Marcus, lecturer on public health practice at the Chan School and co-director of the School’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. Marcus was joined on a media conference call to launch the report by its other authors, John Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation; Edward Nardell, professor of environmental health and of immunology and infectious diseases; and research associate Wendy Purcell.,The 262-page report was the initiative’s second to examine air travel. The first, released in October, examined safety of passengers while on planes, recommending steps like further staggering boarding to reduce density in the jetway and plane aisles, and using efficient airplane in-flight ventilation systems — sufficient to filter out viruses — while the plane is on the ground, whether taxiing or parked at the gate with passengers still aboard.The most recent report covers safety in the airport. Investigators began work on it in July and covered some 450 facilities in the U.S., from small regional ones to the nation’s largest in Atlanta — which, before the pandemic, handled 50 million passengers a year. They developed a detailed questionnaire, reviewed COVID safety manuals, interviewed airport managers, and spoke with representatives from the Transportation Security Administration and the airline industry.“The airports in this study are making concerted efforts to reduce the risk from SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the airport environment as it relates to the curb-to-curb traveler experience,” Purcell said. “They’re employing a whole range of different risk-mitigation strategies, for passengers, for employees, for their concessionaires, the contractors, and visitors. … Collectively these efforts are playing an important role in providing these layers of protection for risk mitigation.” “We are not saying that it is safe to fly, but there are risks and actions to reduce those risks.” — Leonard Marcus, lecturer on public health practice at the Chan School and co-director of the School’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Highly infectious coronavirus variant dampens prospects for summer return to normal Experts say it raises need to speed vaccinations, lifts herd immunity threshold Scholars say shutdowns and remote work yielded insights for employers, workers last_img read more