Day 226 September 1 2011
President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Senior Advisor David Plouffe, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, and Chief of Staff Bill Daley in the Oval Office, Sept. 1, 2011.
9:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office Closed Press
12:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary Geithner Oval Office Closed Press
4:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors Oval Office Closed Press
STD Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month
Women&rsquos Eye Health and Safety Month
National Infertility Awareness Week: TBD
04/11 &ndash 04/17 Black Maternal Health Week
4/22 Administrative Professionals Day
American Stroke Month
Lupus Awareness Month
National Arthritis Awareness Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
5/9 Mother&rsquos Day
5/9 &ndash 5/15 National Women&rsquos Health Week May
5/12 National Women&rsquos Check-Up Day
5/12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
5/31 World No Tobacco Day
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
International Group B Strep Awareness Month
Standardised water-soluble extract of Eurycoma longifolia, Tongkat ali, as testosterone booster for managing men with late-onset hypogonadism?
In most countries, millions of people are relying on herbal medicines as remedy for numerous ailments. In South-East Asia, Eurycoma longifolia Jack, also known as 'Malaysian ginseng' or Tongkat ali, is used to combat stress and disease and to improve physical strength. Moreover, the compounds of the roots of this plant are reported to have aphrodisiac and testosterone enhancing effects in the rat. Considering that human studies are not available, 76 of 320 patients suffering from late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) were given 200 mg of a standardised water-soluble extract of Tongkat ali for 1 month. The Ageing Males' Symptoms (AMS) according to the standardised rating scale and the serum testosterone concentration were taken. Results show that treatment of LOH patients with this Tongkat ali extract significantly (P < 0.0001) improved the AMS score as well as the serum testosterone concentration. While before treatment only 10.5% of the patients did not show any complaint according to the AMS scale and 35.5% had normal testosterone levels, after the completed treatment 71.7% and 90.8% of the patients showed normal values, respectively. Thus, Tongkat ali extract appears to be useful as a supplement in overcoming the symptoms of LOH and for the management of hypogonadism.
National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those living in recovery.
Integration of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Treatment and Recovery Support – Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 1:30PM (ET)
This webinar will focus on the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and how integrating MAT in both treatment and recovery support settings is working to help individuals obtain and sustain recovery. This webinar will look at MAT services and the integration within clinical settings, the criminal justice system, recovery housing, and peer recovery support.
- Michele LaTour Monroe, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Kathleen Hoadland, LPC, CAADC, Specialty Grants Division, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
- Cynthia Seivwright, MA, LCMHC, CQIA, Division Director, Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, and Vermont's Single State Authority
- Lauren Siembab, M.S., LADC, Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
- Melisia L. Montaño, CPSW, Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement, Behavioral Health Services Division, New Mexico Human Services Department
WEBINAR CALL IN: 1-877-917-4909
Conference number: PWXW1623553
Audience passcode: 9267991
SAMHSA Transforming Lives Through Supported Employment – Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:30PM (ET)
This webinar will highlight the key role employment can play in recovery and how supported employment services are offering new gateways to empowerment and recovery for members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. This webinar will feature national employment data from SAMHSA’s Uniform Reporting System (URS) and a SAMHSA Transforming Lives Through Supported Employment grantee, as well as individuals living in recovery who benefit from these employment services.
- Anita Everett, David Barry, and Melinda Baldwin, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Daniel Vega, Cultural Director
- Jill Fabian, Program Manager
- Dr. Sandy Lucas, Employment Coordinator
- Genevieve James, Recruiter/Job Developer
- Toni Cruz, Trainer/Coach
- Leah Stickel, Peer Support
- Diane Rivera, Community Member
WEBINAR CALL IN: 1-877-918-5751
Conference number: PWXW1623520
Audience passcode: 2352436
Communities Supporting Recovery – Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:30PM (ET)
This webinar will focus on how communities are providing critical recovery support services for individuals living in recovery as well as those who are just starting on their path. This webinar will feature SAMHSA Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) and Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) grantees as well as individuals living in recovery who benefit from these support services.
- Michele LaTour Monroe, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Diego Arene-Morley, Program Director, RI Cares
- Delma Rivera, Person in recovery, RI Cares Client
- Javier Soto, Recovery Support Services Manager, Communities for Recovery
- Channelle Mahome, Peer Recovery Coach, Communities for Recovery Client
WEBINAR CALL IN: 1-877-601-4714
Conference number: PWXW1623545
Audience passcode: 7062311
The Importance of Integrating Recovery Support Services: The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Model – Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1:30PM (ET)
This webinar will highlight Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) as an effective model for increasing access to and delivery of integrated, person-centered mental health, primary care, and substance abuse recovery services, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This webinar will feature Community Health Resources’ (CHR), a CCBHC-Expansion grantee, and a person in recovery who has participated in, benefited from, and who currently provides recovery support services in the CCBHC-Expansion program.
- Anita Everett, David Barry, and Melinda Baldwin, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Courtney Sheehan, Project Director, Community Health Resources Grant
- TBD, Clinician
- TBD, Recovery Coach or Person in Recovery
WEBINAR CALL IN: 1-800-369-1971
Conference number: PWXW1623549
Audience passcode: 9181581
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The year 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons. This year has also seen an emergence of COVID-19, that has caused an upheaval across the world. Considering the higher risks confronted by older persons during the outbreak of pandemics such as COVID-19, policy and programmatic interventions must be targeted towards raising awareness of their special needs. Recognizing older persons contributions to their own health and the multiple roles they play in the preparedness and response phases of current and future pandemics is also important.
This year has also been recognised as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. International Day of Older Persons 2020 will highlight the role of the health care workforce in contributing to the health of older persons, with special recognition of the nursing profession, and a primary focus on the role of women - who are relatively undervalued and in most cases inadequately compensated.
The 2020 observance will also promote the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) and help bring together UN experts, civil society, government and the health professions to discuss the five strategic objectives of the Global Strategy and Action plan on Ageing and Health while noting the progress and challenges in their realization. The global strategy is well integrated into the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs), while ageing issues cut across the 17 goals, especially Goal 3 which aims to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being of all at all ages”. As stated by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Director-General, WHO) “acting on the strategy, is a means for countries to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ensure that every human being regardless of age will have an opportunity to fulfill their potential in dignity and equality”
The 2020 theme aims to:
- Inform participants about the strategic objectives for the Decade of Healthy Ageing.
- Raise awareness of the special health needs of older persons and of their contributions to their own health and to the functioning of the societies in which they live.
- Increase awareness and appreciation of the role of the health care workforce in maintaining and improving the health of older persons, with special attention to the nursing profession
- Present proposals for reducing the health disparities between older persons in the developed and developing countries, so as to “Leave no one behind”.
- Increase understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on older persons and its impact on health care policy, planning, and attitudes.
Older Persons & Covid-19
Since the onset of the pandemic, the United Nations has given priority to the needs of older persons in its collective preparedness and response action at global, regional and country level.
On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons (resolution 45/106). This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing, which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly.
In 1991, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons (resolution 46/91). In 2002, the Second World Assembly on Ageing adopted the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, to respond to the opportunities and challenges of population ageing in the 21st century and to promote the development of a society for all ages.
The composition of the world population has changed dramatically in recent decades. Between 1950 and 2010, life expectancy worldwide rose from 46 to 68 years. Globally, there were 703 million persons aged 65 or over in 2019. The region of Eastern and South-Eastern Asia was home to the largest number of older persons (261 million), followed by Europe and Northern America (over 200 million).
Over the next three decades, the number of older persons worldwide is projected to more than double, reaching more than 1.5 billion persons in 2050. All regions will see an increase in the size of the older population between 2019 and 2050. The largest increase (312 million) is projected to occur in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia, growing from 261 million in 2019 to 573 million in 2050. The fastest increase in the number of older persons is expected in Northern Africa and Western Asia, rising from 29 million in 2019 to 96 million in 2050 (an increase of 226 per cent). The second fastest increase is projected for sub-Saharan Africa, where the population aged 65 or over could grow from 32 million in 2019 to 101 million in 2050 (218 per cent). By contrast, the increase is expected to be relatively small in Australia and New Zealand (84 per cent) and in Europe and Northern America (48%), regions where the population is already significantly older than in other parts of the world.
Among development groups, less developed countries excluding the least developed countries will be home to more than two-thirds of the world’s older population (1.1 billion) in 2050. Yet the fastest increase is projected to take place in the least developed countries, where the number of persons aged 65 or over could rise from 37 million in 2019 to 120 million in 2050 (225%).
Change the Way You Think About Age!
Did you know?
- By 2020, the number of people aged 60 years and older will outnumber children younger than 5 years.
- Over the next three decades, the number of older persons worldwide is projected to more than double, reaching more than 1.5 billion persons in 2050，and 80% of them will be living in low- and middle-income countries.
- The COVID-19 pandemic may significantly lower older persons’ incomes and living standards. Already, less than 20% of older persons of retirement age receiving a pension.
Ageing and health
A longer life brings with it opportunities, not only for older people and their families, but also for societies as a whole. Additional years provide the chance to pursue new activities such as further education, a new career or pursuing a long neglected passion. Older people also contribute in many ways to their families and communities. Yet the extent of these opportunities and contributions depends heavily on one factor: health. Learn more.
The 2020 commemorative event will be held virtually on, 1 October 2020 from 9am to 12 pm (New York time). Organized by the NGO Committee on Ageing (New York), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs,the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN, in collaboration with the Group of Friends of Older Persons, the event will bring diverse participants from NGOs, Member States, academia and civil society.
Memorial Day was created to honor the brave people who died while serving in the U.S. military. One of the very first known observances took place way back on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, South Carolina, right after the end of the Civil War, according to the History Channel. A group of freed enslaved men, women, and children had buried the bodies of Union soldiers after Confederate soldiers evacuated Charleston. On May 1, people gathered for a parade in the fallen soldiers' honor, singing hymns and placing flowers at the fighters' graves.
A few years later, Union General John A. Logan declared there be a date of remembrance for those who died during the Civil War. He chose May 30, 1868, because it wasn't already the anniversary of a battle. However, the Southern states opted to create their own day specifically for Confederate soldiers. As a matter of fact, there are nine states that still hold a commemoration for the people who fought for the Confederacy.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
- Pre-1916 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
- From 1916 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1916 to 1972 and for those we may not have any data.
- CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1901 on.
- Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1916 to 1972 and complete from then on.
- Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1901) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
- Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
- For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1916 to 1972, please see their most wanted games list
- For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page
Day 226 September 1 2011 - History
SEPTEMBER 4th - LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Double Your Pleasure,
Chips in 2021!
Please note: The audio information from the video is included in the text below.
The Twin Towers During the Attack
Source: National Park Service
On September 11, 2001 the United States was attacked by an Islamic terrorist group called al-Qaeda. They hijacked four passenger planes and used them as weapons to crash into buildings. Two of the planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City while another plane hit the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the passengers attempted to retake control of the plane.
- 8:46 AM: American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
- 9:03 AM: United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashed into the South Tower at 9:03 AM.
- 9:37 AM: American Airlines Flight 77 from Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. crashes into the Pentagon.
- 10:03 AM: United Airlines Flight 93 from Newark, New Jersey crashes into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when the passengers attempt to take control. Authorities believe the terrorists' target was the White House or the U.S. Capitol Building.
The Twin Towers Collapse
The airplane fuel on board the passenger planes caused an intense fire and extreme heat in the Twin Towers. Eventually, the structural integrity of both buildings gave way and the towers collapsed. The South Tower collapsed first followed by the North Tower around a 1/2 hour later. Several other buildings and skyscrapers around the Twin Towers collapsed as well.
The death toll from the attacks was devastating. All 246 passengers and crew on the four airplanes died along with 2,606 people at the World Trade Center and 125 at the Pentagon. In total, 2,996 people were killed during the attacks, including 2977 victims and 19 terrorists.
September 11 National Memorial
Photo by Ducksters
There are many stories of heroes on the ground and in the air during the attacks. The firefighters and police of New York City worked diligently to save thousands of people before the buildings collapsed. Many of them gave their lives including 343 firefighters, 72 police, and 55 military personnel. The passengers aboard Flight 93 also fought back to gain control of the plane. They knew they were probably going to die, but they didn't let the plane crash into a building where more would die. We will never know just how many lives their bravery saved.
Who were the attackers?
There were 19 terrorists involved in the hijackings. They were members of the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden.
The effects from the attacks were felt for many years. The U.S. economy struggled as the stock market crashed. Things were even worse in New York City which had to deal with the dust, debris, and destruction of so many buildings. Many had to deal with the death of friends and loved-ones and the loss of jobs and businesses.
The United States government, led by President George W. Bush, retaliated with a "War on Terror." The U.S. attacked the Taliban in Afghanistan and searched out leaders and members of al-Qaeda. Osama bin Laden was able to hide out in mountain caves for many years before he was finally hunted down and killed in 2011.
One World Trade Center Building
Photo by Ducksters
There are memorials to the victims at each of the three locations of the attacks. There is the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
Ozone Hole through the years
Ozone is Earth's natural sunscreen, shielding life from excessive amounts of ultraviolet radiation. But Earth's ozone layer has been damaged by well-intentioned chemicals&mdashchlorofluorocarbons, used for refrigerants and aerosol spray-cans&mdashthat have the unintended consequence of destroying ozone molecules.
In the late 1980s, governments around the world woke up to the destruction of the ozone layer and negotiated the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals. The treaty included a requirement that scientists regularly assess and report on the health of the ozone layer, particularly the annual Antarctic ozone hole. In January 2011, the Ozone Secretariat of the United Nations Environment Programme released its latest report and noted that the Protocol has &ldquoprotected the stratospheric ozone layer from much higher levels of depletion. [and] provided substantial co-benefits by reducing climate change.&rdquo
This series of images above shows the Antarctic ozone hole on the day of its maximum depletion in four different years that is, the days with the thinnest ozone layer as measured in Dobson Units (DU). The measurements were made by NASA&rsquos Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instruments from 1979â€“2003 and by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) from 2004â€“present. Purple and dark blue areas are part of the ozone hole.
On September 17, 1979 (top left), the first year in which ozone was measured by satellite, the ozone level was at 194 Dobson Units. On October 7, 1989 (top right), the year that the Montreal Protocol went into force, ozone dropped to 108 DU. On October 9, 2006 (bottom left), ozone measured 82 DU. By October 1, 2010, the value was back up to 118 DU.
The lowest value (deepest hole) ever recorded was 73 Dobson Units on September 30, 1994, while the broadest hole occurred on September 29, 2000, when the ozone-depleted area stretched 29.9 million square kilometers. The record for mean size of the ozone hole&mdashthe greatest extent over a one-month window&mdashwas September 7 to October 13, 2006, when the hole reached 26.2 million square kilometers. The mean ozone hole in 2010 was 22.2 million square kilometers.
- Global ozone and ozone in the Arctic and Antarctic is no longer decreasing, but is not yet increasing.
- The ozone layer outside the Polar Regions is projected to recover to its pre-1980 levels some time before the middle of this century. The recovery might be accelerated by greenhouse gas-induced cooling of the upper stratosphere.
- The ozone hole over the Antarctic is expected to recover much later.
- The impact of the Antarctic ozone hole on surface climate is becoming evident in surface temperature and wind patterns.
- At mid-latitudes, surface ultraviolet radiation has been about constant over the last decade.
NASA images courtesy NASA Ozone Hole Watch. Caption by Michael Carlowicz.
This series of images shows the Antarctic ozone hole on the day of its maximum depletion in 1979, 1987, 2006, and 2010 that is, the days with the thinnest ozone layer.