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GUANGZHOU, China, April 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- As the number of confirmed cases associated with overseas arrivals keeps rising in China, the southern city Guangzhou remains alert with strict measures. Since March 21, all people traveling from foreign destinations to Guangzhou have been required to undergo medical observation at home or designated places and take nucleic acid tests for the virus.
The high alertness has been maintained over the past three months. The city went through three stages during this period: from the level 1 response to public health events down to level 2, and then further lowered to the level of low risk.
At the first stage, citizens stayed at home as required except for the purpose of medical treatment and purchase of necessities. Communities were under closed-off management, commercial facilities were closed and students attended online classes at home. Public transportation was gradually restored but reduced in volume, and the city carried out all-round disinfection.
At the second stage, citizens were allowed to step out with masks. The city's public system resumed operation. Major municipal projects restarted, and enterprises resumed production with priority given to the production of masks and other preventive products. All prevention and control measures were strictly implemented.
At the third stage, the city returned to normal in general, and commercial sectors were reopened. All prevention and control measures in the city were still under strict implementation, and citizens were required to wear masks in public.
The documentary, co-produced by China Matters and Angshi Culture Communication (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd., demonstrates Guangzhou's prevention and control work from January 22 to March 22, 2020. It is expected to share the city's experience with countries and people that are fighting COVID-19.
For The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, His Holiness Pope Francis Honors The Planet; Zucchero And Bono Sing Emotional Rendition Of "CANTA LA VITA" To Pope Francis And Earth Day At Rome's Colosseum
In honor of Earth Day's 50th Anniversary, Earth Day Network and Earth Day Italia announce today in Rome, His Holiness Pope Francis celebrated Earth Day with a message to the global community. His message was one of hope for the planet. A few hours earlier, in honor of today being the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, world-renowned musical artists Zucchero "Sugar" Fornaciari and Bono sang "CANTA LA VITA" adapted from Bono's "Let Your Love Be Known" to Pope Francis and Earth Day. Bono and Zucchero performed in front of Rome's Colosseum. This marks an incredible artistic partnership between Zucchero and Bono. The final part of the song is merging the voices of both artists, to launch a worldwide message of union.
Celebrity Chefs Beef Up Classic DishesBeef. It's What's For Dinner. partners with celebrity chefs to put a beefy twist on some of America's favorite dishes -
As home cooks stock up on staples, like beef, and get creative with what they have on hand, why not make beef the substitute and use it in place of other popular proteins in family favorite dishes. To show just how easy these fun recipe twists can be, Beef. It's What's For Dinner. partnered with three nationally recognized chefs inviting each to find a creative way to substitute beef for a more commonly used protein in one of their favorite dishes. The delectable resulting recipes include:
Beef is a great option to include in any meal because it not only tastes great, but is also packed full of important nutrients. Beef is a great source of 10 essential nutrients like high-quality protein, zinc, iron, selenium and B-vitamins, all of which are important for maintaining good health through all life stages.
For those looking for even more beefy tips and tricks for the kitchen, Chuck Knows Beef the first all-knowing beef virtual assistant powered by Google Artificial Intelligence, is the perfect solution. Chuck can help home cooks with everything from cuts and nutrition information to recipes and cooking tips.
The "beef substitute" recipes and Chuck can be found at BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com. Also on BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com are hundreds more scrumptious recipes and a series of digital cooking lessons with detailed instructions and tips for a dozen different cooking methods, from grilling to pressure cooking, these cooking lessons are a great resource for all levels of home chefs.
HomeValet Launches Revolutionary Contactless Home Delivery System
**HomeValet's SaaS solution connects online retailers and couriers with a temperature-controlled Smart Box outside of consumers' homes. Enables completely contactless, unattended, and disinfected delivery 24/7 of frozen, refrigerated, and pantry items. Opens new channels in grocery, alcohol, and pharmaceutical home delivery.**
TYSONS /HalcyonTV/ -- HomeValet's comprehensive solution to severe, ongoing challenges in the home delivery space is primed to hit markets in the third quarter of 2020. HomeValet is experiencing immediate demand for its solution for contact-less, unattended, and UVC light disinfected home delivery of grocery and other products purchased online.
Walmart Inc., Kroger, Instacart, and other e-commerce players have seen a sharp spike in their online grocery businesses as the new coronavirus spreads. Experts say this uptick in buying activity could lead to widespread adoption and permanent consumer demand for contact-less, unattended and disinfected home delivery as Americans face the new reality of a worldwide pandemic.
HomeValet's patented SaaS platform enables automated delivery of packages, groceries, and other goods directly to a secure, temperature-controlled Smart Box placed outside of consumers' homes. The Smart Box is equipped with the capability to disinfect exposed surfaces of delivered items as well as the interior of the Smart Box between deliveries using UVC light.
The HomeValet customer experience is simple and easy. At checkout, customers are automatically registered as a "HomeValet shopper." Deliveries are then tracked and monitored through the HomeValet delivery app all the way to the home, as the platform seamlessly integrates the retailer, courier and shopper from point of sale to delivery.
The HomeValet app allows customers to easily control Smart Box temperature settings, which will enable safe delivery and storage of all perishables, frozen goods, and prescription medicines. The Smart Box is easily configured for storage of multiple deliveries, even those requiring different temperature settings. As a result, room temperature, refrigerated, and even frozen items can all be delivered and stored together. Automated age and identity verification through the platform replaces the live signature process for delivery of medicines, alcohol, and any and all personalized items. See how it works at www.homevalet.co.
John Simms, HomeValets's CEO and Founder says, "HomeValet's safe delivery method, designed to fit the life of the consumer, eliminates the hassle of missed deliveries and stolen or contaminated packages. We've also opened up entirely new sales channels for grocery, alcohol, and pharmaceutical delivery."
"We're bringing Freedom, Convenience, and Peace of Mind to the online consumer," shares COO and Co-Founder, Jack Simms. "Our platform represents an advancement in retail innovation that will unleash a wave of new opportunities."
HomeValet offers growing opportunities for online retailers to increase brand loyalty, eliminate replacement costs, and increase sales. For couriers, HomeValet will eliminate delivery reattempts or replacements, as well as the costs and burdens of on-demand delivery scheduling.
A HomeValet subscription and Smart Box will be sold through retail partners online and in-store, and the HomeValet app can be downloaded through the App Store and Google Play.
The Incredible Egg Shares Half a Dozen At-Home Easter ActivitiesUse items you have in your home to help make this Easter season special
CHICAGO /HalcyonTV/ -- Americans preparing for Easter this year will likely find that their plans look different from years past. While Easter plans may have changed, never has it been more important to connect with your loved ones, and make the most of an at-home Easter. The Incredible Egg is providing tips for at-home activities, recipes and decorating ideas to help families continue Easter traditions and find new ways to connect.
Half a Dozen At-Home Easter Activity Tips from The Incredible Egg:
#1: Use Fruits and Veggies from Your Fridge to Decorate your Eggs
No food coloring? No worries! Create naturally dyed Easter eggs using ingredients you may already have in your fridge, such as beets, orange peels, spinach leaves or grape juice. Adding vinegar to natural dyes helps deepen the color, as does increased time in the dye. Plus, eggs decorated with food-safe materials that aren't left outside the fridge for more than two hours can be safely eaten. Find step-by-step instructions here.
#2: Create Something New with Baking Staples
More people than ever before are cooking at home. In fact, 57 percent of Americans are more likely to cook at home in the current environment. Wondering what baking activity you can do as a family? Hop into the Easter season by making deliciously adorable Easter Bunny Cupcakes. Get the full recipe here.
#3: Replicate a Classic Egg Roll in Your Backyard
Need to let out a little competitive energy? Bring the family together to see who can roll a hard-boiled egg down the lawn the fastest. The catch? You can only use a spoon to move your egg. The winner gets an extra Easter Bunny Cupcake! Learn an easy method to hard-boil eggs here.
#4: Add International Flair without Leaving Home
Elevate your Easter menu with recipes inspired by the flavors of the United Kingdom and Latin America. Our Traditional Hot Cross Buns and Tres Leches Mini Cakes are easy to make, with most ingredients found in your pantry.
#5: Raid the Craft Closet
Cascarones, or confetti eggs, are part of a tradition dating back to the 13th century. Beyond confetti, you can also fill your eggs with glitter, small sheets of tissue paper or even colorful cereal. Learn how to make cascarones like an egg decorating pro here. Plus, if your family is up for a backyard branch-finding hunt, you likely have all you need to replicate our DIY Kid-Friendly Easter Egg Tree!
#6: Take an Educational Field Trip … from Home
Gather the kids around the kitchen table and let America's egg farmers provide some eggucation. These videos are great for all ages and offer a variety of interesting facts that showcase how eggs go from the farm to your home. Print out this farm-friendly coloring activity, and watch Eggs 101 videos here.
HGTV Unveils The HGTV Smart Home 2020 In Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaThe Winner Will Receive a Prize Package Valued at Over $1.5 Million
NEW YORK /HalcyonTV/ -- HGTV, a member of the Discovery, Inc. family of brands, today unveiled the newly built, fully furnished HGTV® Smart Home 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. The winner of the home will receive this brand new, fully furnished and technologically advanced home, the first-ever 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB and $100,000 from LendingTree, a prize package valued at over $1.5 million.
Pittsburgh, PA, voted one of America's most livable cities, is home to great restaurants, outdoor adventures and a diverse art scene, in addition to being a hub for medical and technical innovation. The home is located in a family friendly tree-lined neighborhood minutes from downtown located near various walking trails and parks. The home was constructed by local builder Infinity Custom Homes and designed by interior designer Tiffany Brooks.
"We wanted to pay homage to Pittsburgh with the design of this home with industrial craftsman style throughout as well as bold color choices, neutral furnishings and geometric patterns," said Brooks, Host of the HGTV Smart Home Special 2020. "This home will offer the winner a beautiful high-tech haven with advanced technology, gadgets and smart solutions designed to enhance everyday life."
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home sits at over 4,500 square feet. Stepping up to the home, visitors are greeted by a two-story foyer, which leads into the home's dining room located off of the eat-in smart kitchen. Across from the dining room sits the study and off the kitchen is the home's great room, a layout that makes for easy entertaining. Upstairs, visitors will find the master bedroom along with three additional bedrooms, each with their own unique style. The home's exquisite outdoor space includes a back patio that spans the length of the home and an additional patio off the basement. The fully finished basement is another great entertaining space with a game room and seating area. With state-of-the-art smart features throughout every room, the home includes smart solutions such as high-tech digital fitness equipment, app-controlled features such as skylights, mattresses that adjust to ideal firmness, and customizable security system, smart kitchen appliances and bathroom features.
The official entry period for the HGTV Smart Home 2020 is 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 22nd through 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 12th. Eligible fans can enter for a chance to win twice per day at HGTV.com/SmartHome, where they will also find full details and the official rules, as well as additional home features.
Viewers can tune-in to the one-hour special DIY Behind the Build: HGTV Smart Home 2020 premiering on DIY Network on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7 p.m. and on HGTV GO to get an exclusive, behind the scenes look at the home and its smart solutions. The home's design will also be featured on the HGTV Smart Home Special 2020, airing on HGTV on Friday, April 24th at 7 p.m. ET. A pre-premiere of the special will be available on Wednesday, April 22nd on HGTV GO.
Sponsors of the HGTV Smart Home 2020 include Mercedes-Benz, USA, Keurig®, LendingTree, Cabinets To Go, The Sherwin-Williams Company, SimpliSafe Home Security, Sleep Number®, VELUX® No Leak Skylights, OxiClean®, Trex® and Bassett Home Furnishings.
Wisconsin Married Couple with COVID-19 Discharged from Hospital on the Same DayBoth Admitted to the ICU with COVID-19 in March, Discharged Together on April 17
MADISON, Wis. /HalcyonTV/ -- Married couple Cheryl and Jeff Poole of Waunakee, Wisconsin recently walked down a different kind of aisle when they were discharged together from UnityPoint Health - Meriter after successfully beating COVID-19.
Cheryl was admitted to the ICU on March 18 and was the hospital's first patient who required a ventilator due to COVID-19. Her husband, Jeff, was admitted to the ICU several days later and also required a ventilator.
The ICU team at UnityPoint Health – Meriter worked tirelessly to help the couple heal, not only being taken off ventilators but graduating out of the ICU. The Pooles were placed in rooms next to one another, and staff helped the couple have meals together.
On Thursday, the entire hospital lined the hallway to celebrate the Pooles as they left together, giving hope to our patients, medical teams and community.
The Pooles join more than 25 other patients who have been discharged from UnityPoint Health - Meriter after beating COVID-19.
Must See Music Video Sweeps the World with Message of Inspiration and HopeOMAHA /HalcyonTV/ -- Performance Solutions Worldwide announced today the release of Together We are One, a music video that offers hope and inspiration during these difficult times. Produced in the heartland of America, the video sends the message that if we work together, we can overcome anything.
The video is written and produced by Denny Drake and Gunnar Guenette, with audio and video production by Aaron Martin and Rob Campbell. Featured on guitar are John Rodgers and Gunnar Guenette, accompanied by Michael Fitzsimmons on percussion. Together We are One is a gift to the world, which inspires and offers hope to those looking for strength and guidance during an epic battle with an unseen enemy that has altered daily life as we know it.
"This anthem is a message of hope, a prayer for us all. It serves as a tribute to everyone that anything is possible if we work together," said Denny Drake, president and chief executive officer of Performance Solutions Worldwide.
Drake added, "As I look around during this time of great uncertainty, I see a nation and a world coming together as one to fight this great pandemic."
Drake encourages those who view the video to share it with friends and family as a message to not give up, and work together as a nation and throughout the world, regardless of race, religion, or political views. "We are all human beings who share the same pain, fears and emotions. Together, we are one." – Denny Drake.
Visit Together-weareone.com for full Together We are One lyrics, a downloadable link for television and advertising use and media release information.
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