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JoyBinge 2.10: Mathimagical


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Hi and welcome to JoyBinge! We are Kimmy and Sinow, and we share good stories about good people doing good things! Get ready to binge on some joy! We recorded on March 18, 2020 so please keep this in mind as you listen to the episode. With as quickly as new information and restrictions come out, what we report may sound out of date - because it is. Keep up to date with the WHO, the CDC (if you are in the U.S.), and your country’s news.

Sinow’s learning video mentioned last time: How Music Works, part 1: Music is Relative (subtitles in 6 languages), What Voice Type Am I? | Find your Voice Classification | #DrDan

Kimmy’s learning video mentioned last time: Alpha Gaming YouTube Channel, Graphic Designer REDESIGNS Your Twitch Streams (After Effects, Apple Motion, Affinity Designer)

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Kevin Love donates $100,000 to support Cleveland Cavaliers' hourly arena employees after NBA play is suspended due to coronavirus concerns

  • Written by Tyler Lauletta on March 12, 2020 for Insider

  • The coronavirus has changed 2020 in a way we haven’t seen in our lifetime

  • Never before have we been told to stay home, have curfews instated in some areas, schools shut down, and jobs shut down because of a virus

  • The NBA, along with the NHL and MLB and other major sport leagues, have shut down their seasons to keep the virus from spreading

  • Because of this, many hourly employees have effectively lost their jobs

  • Kevin Love, center and power forward of the Cleveland Cavaliers, posted on Instagram stating, “I'm concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I'm committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season. I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities.”

  • I’m also proud to report that Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, made an announcement much like Love’s.

  • Cuban said, “‘I reached out to the folks at the arena and our folks at the Mavs to find out what it would cost to financially support people who aren't going to be able to come to work — you know, they get paid by the hour, and this is their source of income,’ Cuban said.

  • ‘We'll do some things there. We may ask them to go do some volunteer work in exchange, but we've already started the process of having a program in place. I don't have any details to give, but it's certainly something that's important to me.’”

  • In a time when everything feels uncertain and even scary, it’s great to see owners, players, and employers care about the people they work with.

  • As I’m sure you’ve heard many times, be sure to wash your hands, stay up to date with what the WHO says (or the CDC if you are in the US), and stay away from people, even if you feel healthy. Links below:

  • WHO - www.who.int

  • CDC - www.cdc.gov

  • WASH YOUR HANDS - WHO's YouTube video on how to properly wash your hands

  • Make time for phone calls and doing things at home that keep your spirits lifted. Walk around the neighborhood, play games, learn a new hobby, anything to keep you from spiraling into the COVID pit of despair because nobody has time for that!

Homeslice: Scotland Edition

Scots teacher says Beijing 'coming back to life' under social distancing

  • Written by Mary McCool on March 13, 2020 for BBC

  • Chloe Sandilands has been teaching in Beijing since September 2019 and talks about the effects of social distancing in her community

  • The article opens with a quote from Sandilands, “‘At least we have toilet paper,’ she laughs. ‘No one is bulk buying here, I've never seen the shop shelves out of anything.’”

  • Ordering groceries online is part of everyday life in Beijing anyway so this has helped keep panic purchases at a minimum.

  • Thankfully social distancing, the act of staying at least an arm’s length apart from people at any given time, has been a valuable and easily accepted way to keep the virus from spreading as quickly

  • Even though schools have closed in Beijing, Sandilands told McCool that she has been able to continue lessons online which has provided very interesting experiences.

  • Sandilands reports, “A class that would have taken me two hours with a 10-minute break is now taking me three hours and 20 minutes...I've had kids just playing or hiding from the computer - one older kid drew a stick man and stuck it in front of his computer lens...Their parents are over their shoulders so you end up talking to them more.”

  • China was hit hard with the initial breakout of COVID-19, however they are reporting fewer cases as time goes on, a real win in this situation!

  • McCool reports, “Meanwhile, China has seen a total of 80,754 confirmed cases and 3,136 deaths - it also recorded its lowest number of new infections, just 19, on Tuesday.”

  • Sandilands told McCool, “People still wear masks but I think people are getting less scared. The subway is getting busier and you see more people out and about which is nice. It feels like it's coming back to life.”

Thanks for listening! If you have stories of good people doing good things in your neighborhood or anywhere, send them to us! We’ve got an email, joybingepodcast@gmail.com or tweet at us @joybingepodcast or visit our Facebook page and Instagram account. Be sure to like and rate our show on whichever platform you use so we can continue to grow and share more good news with other people. GO BINGE ON SOME JOY!

The music for this podcast is "Industrious Ferret" by Kevin MacLeod. Thanks for listening and have a great week!

Industrious Ferret by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3912-industrious-ferret

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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