(CNN) CNN Opinion contributors grade President Joe Biden's first speech before a joint session of Congress. Errol Louis: Biden's speech was focused, sharp and brilliant Errol Louis Joe Biden took a pitch-perfect victory lap for reaching 200 million Covid vaccine doses administered in less than 100 days in office -- more than twice the number he'd originally promised -- and going back to his campaign slogan of "choosing hope over fear, truth over lies, light over darkness." His sales job for the infrastructure plan was politically sharp, focused on items with broad support, like creating clean water systems, building a power grid and new roads and bridges -- and aimed directly at independent and working-class votes that strayed from the Democratic Party in recent years. By emphasizing that 90% of the estimated jobs to be created won't require a college degree and rolling out the benefits of the American Family Plan, Biden was … [Read more...] about What grade did Biden get on his speech to Congress
As the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs approach, NHL teams will start getting mathematically eliminated from contention. PHT’s “What Went Wrong” series aims to analyze why each team missed the playoffs. The “What Went Wrong” series continues with the 2020-21 New Jersey Devils. In this “What Went Wrong?” series, hockey fans will encounter enough shattered dreams to summon Goldust . Teams with playoff expectations — sometimes dreams of deep runs — instead encountered nightmares during the 2020-21 seasons. Some of these posts could very well serve as preludes to coaches and other people getting fired. And perhaps there might be some shuffling in the Devils’ front office after the team rarely gestured toward a run to the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But, aside from the most daring Devils dreamers, just about everyone expected a season like this. Sure, it would have been fun to sort of stumble into a playoff run, much like Taylor Hall helped them do when he won a Hart Trophy. In the … [Read more...] about What Went Wrong: 2020-21 New Jersey Devils
Getting into vet school can be an extremely competitive experience. As per AAVMC data, the acceptance rate for most veterinary colleges in the USA ranges from 10 to 15%. Even if you want to beat the competition and look for veterinary schools in the Caribbean, you are likely to find the admission criteria quite extensive. Getting a foothold into a reputed veterinary college can require you to fulfill a large number of stringent admission criteria. However, these criteria aren’t universal and can differ from institution to institution. Here is a list of some general entry criteria that you can expect to encounter while applying for a good veterinary school in the US or the Caribbean. Previous experience of working with animals: Most admissions committees for vet schools prefer candidates who have previously worked with or around animals. You can submit proof of paid or volunteer work on farms, kennels, animal shelters, zoos, aquariums or even vet clinics. Even if you lack … [Read more...] about What are the Requirements for Getting into a Good Vet School?
Source: Unsplash At the beginning of the pandemic, life began shifting in ways that the majority of people could have never anticipated. Now, several months into a global quarantine, debates have arisen around the re-opening of everyday life. At the same time, the need for mental health services has become an increasingly pressing issue, as the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the resulting social isolation and overwhelming uncertainty, have all led to significant spikes in mental health issues like anxiety , depression , traumatic stress , and more (Torales, et al., 2020). To battle this increasing need, telehealth options like Zoom, Facetime, texting and email, or therapy apps like Better Help have become more and more available to try and connect people to the necessary mental health treatment (Zhou, et al., 2020). Still, clients and counselors may be itching to return to face-to-face therapy for any number of reasons; clients or counselors might be battling … [Read more...] about Counseling After COVID-19: What Should Providers Do?
As you progress in Genshin Impact , you’ll want to expand your character roster using the Wish system. If you want to do Wishes, you will need Intertwined Fates or Acquaint Fates , depending on which banner you want to Wish in. Primogems, obtained from completing quests, opening treasure chests, and diving into the Spiral Abyss, can be turned into either Intertwined Fates or Acquaint Fates, at one Fate per 160 Primogems. We’ll talk about which ones to get with your Primogems in a moment. Ever time you use a Fate you also get Masterless Stardust and Masterless Starglitter, which can be exchanged for more Fates, as well as upgrade materials for your characters. You can also buy Genesis Crystals for real money, which can be turned into Primogems (which can then be turned into Fates). All Wish banners guarantee a four-star or better item within 10 pulls . Wishes can be done one at a time or 10 at a time, though there is almost no difference regarding how many you do at … [Read more...] about Genshin Impact guide: What is a Wish banner? The gacha system explained