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Jessica Alba uses spy cameras to keep tab on daughters during distance learning

Jessica Alba knows the struggle of distance learning.

On The Ellen Show, the 39-year-old actress and entrepreneur admitted that she has a hack for making sure her daughters, Honor, 12 and Haven, 9, stay on track during school hours.

“I have spy cameras in their room and so I can see if they’re messing around, are they focusing, I can call them out. I’m like the voice from the ceiling coming in. Also if they fight, I can rewind and see who hit who first,” she told Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who was filling in as host for Ellen DeGeneres, via video chat.

Alba added that she’s found that it helps her daughters when they stick to a routine as if they were still physically going into school.

“They get up, eat their breakfast, take a shower,” she said, “[they] do everything they would do if they were going to school, that has helped a lot with just organizing the day.”

While parenting through the pandemic has been challenging, Alba said that she and her family have managed with lots of binge-watching TV and bonding through TikTok dances.

Despite being one of the short-form video platform’s biggest stars, her kids are not impressed.

“They think I’m so cringey,” Alba revealed. “They think I’m the most cringey mom, the definition of cringey. They actually said that I should use the hashtag #CringeyMom. I’m like, ‘That’s so mean! There are so many more cringey moms than me, guys!’ And they’re like, ‘Even saying that, Mom, is cringey.'” She went on to admit that “in the beginning of their life, they didn’t know I was an actress.”

“I remember when Honor was in like first grade, she was mortified and she came home and was like, ‘Why didn’t you tell me,’” she remembered. “She knew I was working at the Honest Company, that’s how they knew me. You never told me you were gonna be in grocery stores or in Target!’ And I was like ‘what are you talking about?’ And a friend brought a magazine to school and...she felt, put Honor on blast, and Honor was like ‘What is going on? Why are you on this magazine? What is happening here?’ So I had to break it to her that I was an actress and sometimes I do the magazines — and she felt so betrayed!” (Source: Yahoo Life)

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Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care organizes motorcade to honor frontline workers

Long Island, NY: In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Long Island centre of Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care USA (SRLC-USA), a global non-profit organization, providing 360-degree relief and operating through 24 centres across USA has been organizing  motorcades to appreciate the frontline workers at hospitals, nursing homes, local police department and local fire departments,  for tirelessly and selflessly working round the clock. 

The first such motorcade was organised on the May 3rd where they first honored the brave individuals of the Huntington Fire Department, and then, with a full police car escort, they expressed gratitude to the heroic healthcare workers of the Huntington Hospital.  More recently on May 9th, yet another motorcade was carried out to thank the fire fighters as well as the Carillon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the largest nursing home in Huntington.  Andrew Raia, Huntington Town Clerk and Councilman Mark Cuthbertson of the Huntington Town Board also joined the motorcade in appreciation of these frontline heroes. The sound of police sirens and display of flashing lights was the perfect match to the high enthusiasm and energy of the SRLC volunteers.  As an active supporter of this event, Councilman Cutherbertson said to those in need, “We recognize the sacrifices being made by the front-line workers and working with organizations like this, we are proud to show our support of these extraordinary efforts.”

To the dozens of hospital staff that had come out to witness the motorcade, SRLC volunteers expressed their gratitude in a multitude of ways. A colourful vibrant atmosphere was created by distributing heartfelt ‘thank you’ cards made by the children, donating food items, and displaying high energies with cheering and music to create a spirit of positivity in the community. They had one goal – to highlight the extraordinary and honor the efforts of frontline workers.  

Sharing his experience, SRLC Trustee, Mitesh Lakhani said, “Each time we visit them, the medical staff, officers, they reciprocate their feelings with wide smiles, tears of appreciation, chants of “thank you” and laughter. We are so glad to get an opportunity to extend our gratitude and we realize that despite social distancing, the hearts of the heroic health care workers and SRLC volunteers were fully connected.”

The Long Island Chapter of SRLC has also taken up numerous other initiatives to support the frontline responders including distribution of meals and snacks and also providing over 2,000 KN95 and N95 respirator masks to those in need. 

Additionally, due to the shortage of food in the local shelters, SRLC donated 53,000 pounds of food directly to those in need.   

For more information: http://www.srloveandcare-usa.org/

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SRLC volunteers distributed heartfelt ‘thank you’ cards made by the children, donated food items, and created a spirit of positivity in the community.
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New York City lights up with thank you messages for health care workers

To honor those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge was lit up on April 30 by more than 1,300 luminaries carefully placed by volunteers to spell out ‘THANK YOU!’

The display of light spanned more than 200 feet, transforming this New York landmark in Hudson Valley into an illuminated message of gratitude.

“We hope that through this grand display across the Walkway frontline workers know just how much we appreciate their tremendous efforts,” said Elizabeth Waldstein, Executive Director, Friends of the Walkway.

The Walkway Over the Hudson has been deemed an essential park to keep open by Gov. Cuomo, and several nonprofit organizations mobilized volunteers to work on the inspiring project, placing 1,300 illuminated bags that were marked with ‘Honor. Remember. Celebrate.’

In the coming days, prints of this photograph will be presented to places where essential workers are serving in the community—like emergency rooms, grocery stores, police stations, and fire departments.

Saturday, May 2, was I Love My Park Day, and the public was invited to “help extend the gratitude far and wide by purchasing prints and note cards of the bridge 9.”

Elsewhere in New York City, huge messages of gratitude are transforming local hospitals this week to honor frontline workers. It was the second act in a series of gratitude gestures from Dr. Scholl’s—after the specialized shoe company donated $2 million worth of gel cushioned insoles to help more than 150,000 healthcare workers reduce muscle fatigue.

“When the bridge first opened in the 1890s, it was known as The Great Connector, and I think it lived up to that nickname here,” said Linda Cooper of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

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De Blasio says NYC will honor COVID-19 heroes with ticker-tape parade

The Big Apple will celebrate its “rebirth” after the coronavirus lockdown is lifted with the “greatest” ticker-tape parade ever — to celebrate the city’s health care workers and first responders, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

“The day is coming where we will overcome this disease,” de Blasio said during a conference call with reporters. “When that day comes that we can restart the vibrant, beautiful life of this city, the first thing we will do is have a ticker-tape parade.”

“We will honor those who saved us.”

This parade, he continued, “will be the greatest of all the parades because this one will speak to the rebirth of New York City.”

“This parade will mark the beginning of our renaissance, but it’ll also be most importantly the chance to say thank you to so many good and noble people,” Hizzoner said, noting, “This one will speak to the kind of heroism that is intrinsic to who we are as New Yorkers.”

That day, de Blasio added, “will be a beautiful and joyous day in this city.” (Source: nypost.com)

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