Called Amal, or Hope in Arabic, the Gulf nation spacecraft is seeking an especially high orbit 13,500 by 27,000 miles high (22,000 kilometres by 44,000 kilometres) all the better to monitor the Martian weather. China duo called Tianwen 1, or “Quest for Heavenly Truth” will remain paired in orbit until May, when the rover separates to descend to the dusty, ruddy surface. If all goes well, it will be only the second country to land successfully on the red planet.
Equally aesthetically pleasing, and possibly even more user friendly, is Ovalware’s Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker and Tea Infuser with Spout. This device perfect for making cold brew for one or two, as it yields 1 liter (or about 4 cups) of delicious, smooth coffee with a solid punch functions using an insertable metal filter that you simply fill with grounds to the top, then slowly pour water over until you reach the “MAX” line marked clearly on the thick glass carafe. The filter is bound at the top by a rubber ring that seals it in place; the metal lid also is equipped with a rubber ring to seal the whole pitcher during brewing and storage, and a third rubber ring fits around the bottom of the glass carafe to prevent breakage and slipping during use.
Janet Bennett Kelly: I have certainly noticed that the merchandise selection is thinner in just about every boutique or department store I go into. It’s an economic reality that stores could not afford to buy as much because they didn’t want to be stuck with a lot of merchandise they couldn’t sell. So, we’re left with a lot less choice.
Visual Acuity TestingThis measures how well you see at near and far distances. If your child can’t yet read, the doctor will use a special test. Your child will look at a letter “E” then tell the doctor the way the legs point with their fingers. So I got to meet Lynette McElhaney and Derreck Johnson for City Council today. So amazing to listen to them talk about issues I care about. (There are no private sector pension fund anymore because pensions are insolvent public pensions aren’t totally covered by contributions, taxes are needed to cover the difference).
Latest legislative hearing on Holyoke Soldiers’ Home COVID outbreak set for TuesdayUpdated 3:41 PM; Today 3:41 PMHOLYOKE A 17 member Joint Special Legislative Oversight tasked with probing the COVID 19 outbreak at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke will host its sixth public hearing Tuesday.The hearings began in late October, four months after 76 veterans died of the virus and scores of residents and staff at the state run home for veterans were sickened. Previous hearings have featured families of veterans, employees, administrators, members of a grassroots coalition supporting the home, state officials and board members.The list of those scheduled to testify on Feb.At earlier hearings, legislators have heard dramatic testimony from staffers who struggled to care for the sick and dying as half the staff called out on a weekend, family members who felt shut out as they watched media reports of an alarming number of deaths, clinicians who felt abandoned by the facility’s leadership, board members and others.At a January hearing, the adjutant general of the Massachusetts National Guard said a request for help as the outbreak mounted discussed among former Superintendent Bennett Walsh, former Secretary of Veterans’ Services Fancisco Urea and other state officials never made it to his office.The committee which includes six local legislators and is chaired by state Sen. Walter Timilty and state Rep.