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Public health emergencies like CoViD-19 can have a dramatic impact on mental health. On February 24, New York City Emergency Management collaborated with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to host the second installment of the “Ready Up NYC” monthly webinar series, highlighting the importance of self-care and stress management at home and the workplace. The webinar focused on increasing listeners’ understanding of stress, including causes and common reactions, as well as how individuals can seek professional help and cope through self-care.

You can watch the webinar below.

“The CoViD-19 pandemic presents a host of challenges, among them the potential strain on individual mental health. It’s important that New Yorkers are not only aware of the signs of increased stress, but can take steps to actively manage their levels,” said New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell. “A special thank you to Dr. Monika Erős-Sarnyai at the Department for Health and Mental Hygiene for providing helpful tips and resources to New Yorkers during our monthly webinar series.”

Dr. Monika Erős-Sarnyai discussed the potential dangers of prolonged and traumatic stress on physical and mental health, including anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure. Dr. Erős-Sarnyai shared tips with New Yorkers that can help reduce levels of stress, including practicing self-awareness, setting boundaries between your work and home life, and managing your workload. She also emphasized the importance of seeking…

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Mario D’Agostino, who passed away June 14, 2020, was a true leader in his community in the Bronx and left his mark on the neighborhood and everyone, who had the pleasure of knowing him. 

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You Should Know that no elected official has publicly criticized and gone against Governor Andrew Cuomo more than I have.

The deaths of more than 13,000 elderly persons in nursing homes in New York State is travesty. The posture, taken by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is an ugly representation of the his leadership, tarnishing his past accomplishments.

My gripes and disagreements with the governor are due to my positions as a Conservative Democrat and Pentecostal minister. My religious conservative beliefs compel me to go against the governors stand on certain issues, that in my purview, are morally wrong and damaging.

I would like to make it clear that my position against Governor Andrew Cuomo have been solely based on my deeply rooted Christian Conservative values. Other than that, if I were a liberal socialist Democrat, I would confidently say that no one has done more to move forward the progressive socialist agenda than Gov. Cuomo. However, I acknowledge, that despite his leftists views, he has done some humanitarian and good will for those in need. For example:

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  2. For the gay & lesbian community: Have Gov. Cuomo to thank, when he fought and twisted many arms to ensure that same-sex marriage became legal in New York State. My opposition to gay marriage was the main cause of my contention with the governor.
  3. For the Bronx County: Governor Cuomo assisted the Bronx when he intervened and allocated monies to The Hunts Point Market, the Bruckner Sheridan Expressway, Orchard Beach, the building of four Metro North Train Stations, (which he jested that he would name one of them Ruben Diaz station), the allocation of much needed funds for Bronx affordable housing, and a piece of land to create The Junior camp for Bronx youths, after the senseless killing of Junior Guzman.
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Taiwan is the most important source of conflict between America and China. It is also a major source of investment opportunities. Consider the following.

The Global Tech Economy depends on Taiwan. Taiwan Semiconductor Corporation (TSMC) in particular. The majority of major American semiconductor companies, including Apple, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Applied Materials rely on TSMC (along with Samsung) to manufacture their chips. But there are so many Taiwanese tech firms including chip manufacturing foundries UMC and Wistron, Apple smart phone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron and chip designer Media Tek.  Taiwan is teeming with tech on a level comparable to Silicon Valley and Israel. If somebody dropped a bomb on Taiwan and wiped out all the tech firms, the world economy would come to a halt.

China will never give up its claim that Taiwan  is part of China. Would America give up Hawaii to separatists? Did Abraham Lincoln let the South secede? The American China hawks see China as governed by an evil, globally aggressive Communist dictatorship. I would pose the following hypothetical (highly improbable) scenario. Suppose the Communist regime was replaced by some democratic regime more to the liking of the China hawks. Would China then give up its claim on Taiwan? I would argue NEVER. In its thousands of years of history, Chinese dynasties rise and fall over hundreds of years. The “Communist dynasty” is in a rising phase and is reasserting what it believes—and most Chinese believe – is China’s rightful place in the world. A non-Communist Chinese dynasty would assert the same. No self-respecting Chinese—Communist or no—is going to give up Taiwan.

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