|Attackman||5-10||170||Jr.||Highlands Ranch, Colo. / Valor Christian|
|Midfielder||6-3||200||So.||Kingsville, Md. / Calvert Hall|
|Midfielder||6-1||195||Sr.||Cincinnati, Ohio / Summit Country Day|
|Face-Off Midfielder||6-2||180||Jr.||Falls Church, Va. / St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School|
|Attackman||5-7||170||Gr.||Wading River, N.Y. / Shoreham-Wading River|
|Midfielder||6-1||195||Sr.||Cincinnati, Ohio / Summit Country Day|
|Midfielder||6-2||185||Fr.||Wading River, N.Y. / Shoreham-Wading River|
|Face-Off Midfielder||6-1||195||Sr.||Bedford, N.H. / Avon Old Farms|
|Attackman||5-9||185||Sr.||Alpharetta, Ga. / Centennial|
|Attackman||5-9||165||Sr.||Towson, Md. / Calvert Hall|
|Midfielder||5-10||170||So.||West Islip, N.Y. / Avon Old Farms|
|Midfielder||5-9||190||Gr.||Bronxville, N.Y. / Bronxville|
|Face-Off Midfielder||6-0||185||Fr.||Glenn Allen, Va. / St. Christopher’s School|
|Midfielder||6-1||185||Fr.||Gwynette Valley, Pa. / Penn Charter|
|Defenseman||6-1||190||5th||Stamford, Conn. / The Brunswick School|
|Midfielder||6-0||195||Gr.||New Canaan, Conn. / New Canaan|
|Midfielder||6-0||190||Jr.||New Canaan, Conn. / New Canaan|
|Defensive Midfielder||6-0||185||Fr.||Malvern, Pa. / Malvern Prep|
|Defenseman||6-1||190||Jr.||Calgary, Alberta / The Hill Academy|
|Attackman||6-4||225||Fr.||San Diego, Calif. / Torrey Pines|
|Defenseman||6-2||205||Sr.||San Diego, Calif. / Torrey Pines|
|Midfielder||5-10||190||Fr.||Burlington, Ontario / Culver Academy|
|Defenseman||6-4||210||Fr.||Palo Alto, Calif. / Sacred Heart|
|Defenseman||6-0||200||Jr.||Mahwah, N.J. / Don Bosco Preparatory|
|Defenseman||6-0||205||Jr.||Reisterstown, Md. / Calvert Hall College|
|Defensive Midfielder||5-9||180||Sr.||Baltimore, Md. / Gilman School|
|Defenseman||6-5||200||So.||Stony Brook, N.Y. / Ward Melville|
|Defensive Midfielder||6-1||180||5th||South Setauket, N. Y. / Ward Melville|
|Defensive Midfielder||6-1||187||Sr.||Timonium, Md. / Calvert Hall|
|Defenseman||6-5||210||So.||N. Bethesda, Md. / Georgetown Prep|
|Attackman/Midfielder||6-1||200||Fr.||Chapel Hill, N.C. / East Chapel Hill|
|Midfielder||6-2||215||Sr.||North Palm Beach, Fla. / The Benjamin School|
|Defensive Midfielder||5-10||195||Jr.||Gainesville, Fla. / Oak Hall School|
|Face-Off Midfielder||5-10||170||Jr.||Raleigh, N.C. / Middle Creek|
|Midfielder||6-3||200||R-Jr.||Rockville Centre, N.Y. / Chaminade|
|Defenseman||6-1||195||Jr.||Swedesboro, N.J. / Episcopal Academy|
|Goalkeeper||5-11||180||So.||Stony Brook, N.Y. / Ward Melville|
|Goalkeeper||6-0||180||Jr.||Paoli, Pa. / Malvern Preparatory|
|Defenseman||5-10||180||Fr.||Furlong, Pa. / Central Bucks East|
|Defenseman||6-0||185||Fr.||Wading River, N.Y. / Shoreham-Wading River|
|Midfielder||6-1||180||Jr.||Alexandria, Va. / Gonzaga College High School|
|Defenseman||6-3||208||Jr.||Oshawa, Ontario / The Hill Academy|
|Midfielder||–||Fr.||Memphis, Tenn. / Memphis University School|
|Defensive Midfielder||6-1||200||Jr.||Birmingham, Ala. / Briarwood Christian School|
|Attackman||5-9||165||So.||Glen Ridge, N.J. / The Hun School|
|Goalkeeper||6-2||190||Jr.||Raleigh, N.C. / St. Davids School|
|Midfielder||6-2||180||So.||Boca Raton, Fla. / Saint Andrew’s School|
|Midfielder||5-9||170||So.||Dallas, Texas / Episcopal School|
|Defenseman||6-3||210||Sr.||Upper Arlington, Ohio / Upper Arlington|
|Attackman||6-0||170||So.||Raleigh, N.C. / Broughton|
|Midfielder||6-5||225||So.||Chapel Hill, N.C. / Chapel Hill|
|Midfielder||5-11||175||So.||Coquitlam, B.C. / Deerfield Academy|
|Defensive Midfielder||5-11||190||Jr.||Glen Arm, Md. / Loyola Blakefield|
|Defenseman||5-10||180||So.||Sykesville, Md. / Boys’ Latin School|
North Carolina Tar Heels Lacrosse
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Lacrosse.
UNC’s Ally Mastroianni: Making Dreams Come True
Working with children with intellectual disabilities has always been a passion for Ally Mastroianni. Inspired by her cousin and best friend Danielle, who lives with disabilities, Mastroianni has always strived to make an inclusive environment and raise awareness wherever she goes. When she arrived at UNC, she immediately got involved with a local organization. (Inside Lacrosse)
Lucas: A Women’s Sports School
Dean Smith once provided a quote that has come to define Tar Heel women’s sports. “This is a women’s soccer school. We’re just trying to keep up with them.” As the Tar Heels celebrate 50 years of women’s sports at North Carolina, those words still resonate. At the time of Smith’s quote, Anson Dorrance’s program didn’t need to be legitimized by anyone. (GoHeels.com)
Katie Hoeg Wins Scholarship, 63 Tar Heels Inducted Into Honorary Society
Sixty-three Tar Heels have earned inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma honorary society and Katie Hoeg, the leading scorer in UNC women’s lacrosse history, has been awarded the honorary society’s postgraduate scholarship. Hoeg, a 2021 UNC graduate, is attending UNC’s Adams School of Dentistry and plans to pursue an advanced degree in oral surgery. (GoHeels.com)
Michael Carter, Sara Daavettila, Katie Hoeg Win 2021 Patterson Medals
The University of North Carolina will award the 2021 Patterson Medals for the most outstanding career achievements to Michael Carter, one of the most explosive running backs in UNC football history; Sara Daavettila, UNC’s first Honda Sport Award winner for women’s tennis; and Katie Hoeg, the women’s lacrosse’s program’s all-time leading scorer. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women’s Lacrosse Welcomes 3 Top Transfers
The North Carolina women’s lacrosse team has added transfers Andie Aldave, Olivia Dirks, and Sam Geiersbach to the 2021-22 Tar Heel roster, head coach Jenny Levy announced on Wednesday. All three are decorated players who should aid the Tar Heels’ effort to reach the NCAA Tournament final four for the 10th time in the last 13 years in 2022. (GoHeels.com)
Sara Daavettila, Chris Gray Earn Academic All-America Honors
North Carolina’s Sara Daavettila from women’s tennis and Chris Gray from men’s lacrosse have been named Academic All-Americans, recognizing academic and athletic excellence during the 2020-21 school year. They join UNC women’s soccer standouts Brianna Pinto and Rachel Jones in earning Academic All-America honors for the 2020-21 school year. (GoHeels.com)
Playing for More Than Herself, Kayla Wood Taking Athletes Unlimited By Storm
For the third straight week, Kayla Wood steps into a Team Gold uniform: a reminder of how she first fell in love with lacrosse. After the first two weeks of Athletes Unlimited, Wood tops the leaderboard with 812 points, 59 points ahead of second-place. Fresh out of UNC, Wood solidified herself as a player to be feared — and loved — in professional lacrosse. (US Lacrosse Magazine)
Former UNC Standouts Starring in New Women’s Lacrosse League
Athletes Unlimited’s new professional women’s lacrosse league may only be a few days old, but University of North Carolina alumnae are already making their mark. Through the league’s first six games, 2021 North Carolina graduate Kayla Wood is the league’s leading scorer. Goalkeeper Caylee Waters, who graduated in 2017, is currently the No. 7 scorer. (Chapelboro.com)
Caitlyn Wurzburger primed for breakout for UNC women’s lacrosse
Transitioning to the college game isn’t easy, not even the greatest high school girls lacrosse player of all time. That rang true at North Carolina, where Caitlyn Wurzburger was joining an squad that returned two of the best players in the nation. “When you get on the field you’re like, ‘Whoa, I’m wearing a Carolina jersey, this is unreal,’” Wurzburger said. (Daily Tar Heel)
Former UNC Women’s Lacrosse Stars Shine In Pro League Opening Weekend
The new Athletes Unlimited professional women’s lacrosse league opened play last week, and former North Carolina players shined on the field on the inaugural weekend. Eight former Tar Heel players are participating: Kristen Carr, Marie McCool, Amber McKenzie, Emily Parros, Sammy Jo Tracy, Caroline Wakefield, Caylee Waters, and Kayla Wood. (GoHeels.com)
NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Final Four Preview: (1) North Carolina vs (4) Virginia
The 10,000 Foot View
Date and Time: 12:00 PM ET
Location: Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut
LaxRef Win Probability: 55% North Carolina
Your Anticipation Level: THROUGH THE ROOF
The Nitty Gritty Numbers
North Carolina vs Virginia
|THE STATS||North Carolina||Virginia|
|THE STATS||North Carolina||Virginia|
|Adjusted Offensive Eff.||41.9% (1st)||36.4% (4th)|
|Adjusted Defensive Eff.||27.3% (18th)||28.9% (35th)|
|Adjusted FO%||58.9% (14th)||65.4% (5th)|
|Clearing Percentage||89.1% (8th)||86.6% (24th)|
|Ground Balls Per Game||35.13 (8th)||42.19 (1st)|
The Key Match-Ups
- Carolina Dodgers vs Virginia Close Defense
- This is similar to a question we posed last week for the Georgetown vs Virginia game. Answer? TKO Virginia win. The Virginia Close D with experienced, rangy vets in Cade Saustad and Kyle Kology and young, massive 6’7’, 200 lb freshman Cole Kastner bullied and physically dominated Georgetown’s dodgers. Carolina is a whole different ballgame. The Tar Heels have 17 goals from their midfield in two games against Virginia this year. Chris Gray has seven. And not just from the usual suspects. Connor McCarthy, scorer of the Heels OT GWG against Rutgers last weekend, had a hat trick from the 2nd Midfield line against the Hoos in the Heels 18-16 loss in Chapel Hill last month. However there have been some modifications to those lines since then. Tanner Cook has been nursing an injury for the last month. He missed the Duke and Monmouth games and only played man-up in the game against Rutgers. Cook has been the Heels best dodger outside of Gray. In his place has been freshman Cole Herbert, who while possessing oodles of natural ability, hasn’t shown an ability to beat his man off the dodge consistently this year. Lance Tillman has on that 2nd midfield with McCarthy, but how does his speed matchup with the long reach and physicality of Saustad, Kology, or Kastner? You imagine the Hoos will have a pole for him after he toasted Rutgers shorties last weekend. Carolina’s weapon aside from Gray’s massive production through efficient dodging and pinpoint outside shooting is how athletic they are from the midfield. When that’s going, combined with all the hallmarks of a usual Dave Metzbower offense, they’re unstoppable. But things seemed to stall without it last weekend vs Rutgers. Virginia’s Close D hasn’t been playing this well since Memorial Day 2019. It may be the key matchup of the weekend.
- The Riding Game
- No one rides like Carolina and Virginia. Just watching these two teams ride is worth the price of admission. Carolina won the Rutgers game to get here through their ride, forcing several Rutgers turnovers by relentless riding and hustle, preventing the Scarlet Knights from extending their lead, when Justin Anderson chased down a Rutgers shortie, or in overtime, having a chance to win it when Chris Gray ran over and caused a turnover on Shane Knobloch in the defensive zone. Virginia’s physicality and riding in the middle of the field just overwhelmed Georgetown and helped cause the maelstrom that propelled Virginia back to the Final Four. Both teams use the ride to create transition, extra opportunities for their deadly offenses, and as juice and energy. However, one key area to watch that could tilt the game. While Carolina rides incredibly well, they also defend well against the ride. They clear it at 89.1% and were flawless against Rutgers last weekend. Virginia, while always great in the ride and by no means bad against opponents ride, doesn’t quite clear it as well as UNC. They come in at 86.6%. Whoever generates more opportunities from their ride and from unsettled opportunities could win this matchup of high powered offenses, so a potential Carolina edge in clearing could help them withstand the UVA ride in a way UVA can’t from UNC’s. Pay very close attention to the battle between the lines in this game. In no game this year will it be as important.
UNC vs. UVA, NCAA DI Men’s Final Four Preview
We’ve seen these teams play many times before and twice already in 2021, and we’re getting a third meeting between UNC and UVA to determine who punches their ticket to the national championship game.
Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, and that means the stakes can’t be higher in college lacrosse. One of the multiple tournaments that will conclude this weekend is men’s Division I, and we have some heavyweights set to compete in the Final Four.
UNC and UVA have a long, rich history against one another, and a new chapter will be written this weekend in the national semifinals. So, what can we expect from this massive matchup?
#1 UNC (12-2) vs. #4 UVA (12-4): NCAA DI Men’s Lacrosse Final Four Preview
For a third time this season, the North Carolina Tar Heels will face-off against the Virginia Cavaliers with a trip to the national championship game on the line. The Tar Heels won their first matchup against the Cavaliers all the way back in March, 16-13, while Virginia came out on top the second time, around toppling UNC, 18-16. It’s amazing how similar both of these teams play, which should make this game very enticing and difficult to predict. This contest could go either way. Both of these teams have the capability to bring home a national championship come Monday.
UNC vs. UVA: Path to the Semifinals
North Carolina secured the No. 1 seed in the tournament and had no issue dismantling Monmouth in the first round, 16-4. It advanced to play Rutgers in the second round in a game that came down to the wire. In one of the best showdowns of the year thus far, the Tar Heels emerged victorious in overtime when Connor McCarthy scored the game winner, edging out Rutgers, 12-11. Even though UNC was on the brink of losing this one, it played excellent lacrosse from start to finish. It was a perfect example of “iron sharpens iron.” The Tar Heels needed to face a true opponent before entering the semifinals, and Rutgers certainly put North Carolina to the test. It was a testament to how well the Tar Heels can overcome adversity when it matters most.
Man, my heart hurts for @RUmlax. They played their guts out. Colin Kirst was spectacular in [email protected] finds a way. The ride in the 4th QTR was fierce. Lance Tillman continued his late season surge.
That was all sorts of awesome.
— Anish Shroff (@AnishESPN) May 22, 2021
Virginia entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed, meaning it faced off against Bryant in the first round. The Bulldogs played excellent lacrosse from start to finish as they nearly walked away with the upset, falling just short, 13-11. While Virginia almost lost this game, I certainly don’t think the team played poorly. The truth of the matter is its defensive midfield just allowed too many shots. The team was lucky that senior goalie Alex Rode recorded a season-high 18 saves, securing the win for Virginia. Without Rode between the pipes, this game could have gone very differently. Many analysts had the Cavs losing their second-round game against Georgetown after their first-round scare, but that was far from the case. Virginia came out and played its best lacrosse all year, destroying Georgetown, 14-3.
Lack of Turnovers
UNC is third-best in the country in regards to turnovers as it’s only averaging 12 turnovers a game, and though UVA has been doing better with its turnovers recently, it currently sits at 33rd nationally, averaging 16 turnovers a game. Both of these offenses are electric and have no issue putting the ball in the back of the net, especially coming off turnovers. It will be crucial that both teams maintain possession and take smart shots. When it comes to caused turnovers, Virginia’s defense had 12 in its last game, and North Carolina had 13 against Rutgers. On the season, UVA ranks 13th in Division I, averaging nine per outing, while UNC is at 28th with eight a game. Neither team can afford to turn the ball over, particularly considering how dominant each teams’ offense is; every possession matters.
Capitalizing on Transitions
Turnovers lead to fast break goals, which has been where both of these teams have shined throughout this season. UNC currently has the best scoring offense in the country, averaging 16 goals a game, while UVA falls three spots lower than the Tar Heels nationally, averaging 15. You can guarantee that UNC or UVA will find the open man on a fast break and take a smart shot. Transition goals will play a huge factor as both teams play stellar defense when the ball is settled.
There is an argument to be made that UNC and UVA have the best midfield lines in all of college lacrosse this season. The battle in the midfield will play a major role in the result of this game. Both teams have PLL draft picks, with Dox Aitken on Virginia and Justin Anderson for North Carolina, who are playing out of their minds in the tournament. The midfielders will really determine how well each team does with turnovers and fast break goals. There isn’t a clear winner or loser at the midfield, which makes it difficult to determine who will come out on top.
Players to Watch
Alex Rode / Goalie
Alex Rode can show up when needed, which was shown during the Cavaliers’ national title run back in 2019 where he was awarded Most Outstanding Player. Considering he had 18 saves against Bryant, he has the potential to really put the team on his back when needed. He will face a lot of shots this game, and his ability to make saves when it matters most will be crucial in this one.
Connor Shellenberger / Midfield
The redshirt freshman has been terrifying defenses all year. He currently has 31 goals and 36 assists in 2021 and has performed at the same level during the tournament. Shellenberger currently has three goals and five assists against the Tar Heels this season, so it will be interesting to see what Coach Breschi throws at him this time around.
Chris Gray / Attack
The ACC Offensive Player of the Year has the opportunity to cement his name in history if he can continue his dominant run this season. Gray currently has seven goals and two assists against the Cavaliers this season but was held scoreless against Rutgers last week. Chris Gray is the kind of player who can make or break a game. I want to see how he will perform when it matters most.
Justin Anderson / Midfield
Justin Anderson popped off against Rutgers, recording a hat trick while only taking four shots all game. He also recorded three caused turnovers, which played a huge factor in the team’s victory. Anderson will need to push the tempo and stay on the field as much as he can. Anderson’s performance will be solely based on how often he is on the field, because he has proven that he can take the game into his hands in clutch moments.
Both UNC and UVA are playing elite-level lacrosse with very little holes in their game plans. At the end of the day, it will come down to who can make the fewest mistakes and who can capitalize on those errors.
Monmouth vs. No. 1 North Carolina NCAA men’s lacrosse: What to look for
Monmouth vs. No. 1 North Carolina
What: First-round NCAA Tournament men’s lacrosse game.
Where: Dorrance Field, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
When: Saturday, 12 p.m.
The teams: North Carolina (11-2) is the No. 1 seed overall in the NCAA Tournament, with the Tar Heels making their 33rd appearance. They have a 33-27 record all-time in NCAA play, having won five national championships, with the last coming in 2016. The Tar Heels received an at-large bid, earning a share of the ACC title with a win over Duke to close the regular season.
Monmouth (8-2) played its inaugural lacrosse season in 2014, with the Hawks making their second appearance in the NCAAs, having lost to Bryant in an opening-round game in 2017. The Hawks received an automatic bid by winning its second MAAC Tournament title with a 14-9 victory at Manhattan on May 8.
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The players: The Tar Heels’ Chris Gray is the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, with the senior attackman named as a preseason first-team All-American. He finished with 42 goals and 35 assists this spring for 77 points. Senior midfielder Justin Anderson had a hat-trick against Duke, with his 1 goals this spring giving him 79 for his career. Junior attackman Nicky Solomon is second on the team with 39 points. Freshman goalie Collin Krieg has given up 131 goals while making 146 saves.
The Hawks leading scorer is junior attackman Cade Stratton, who has 17 goals and 12 assists, both team highs, for 29 points. He registered a hat trick in the MAAC championship game. Sophomore midfielder Matt Soutar, who won 20 of 27 faceoffs in that game, was the MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Senior goalie Noah Lode also made the All-Tournament team, along with senior defender Chris Hervada, a first-team All-MAAC selection in 2019. Senior midfielder Max Brooks has 19 points, including 12 goals, while sophomore attackman Connor Macrae, a CBA product, has 13 goals and 18 points.
The coaches: North Carolina’s Joe Breschi was an All-American player at North Carolina (1989-90) who served as an assistant coach there in 1991-92. He was the head coach at Ohio State from 1998-2008, before returning to North Carolina s the head coach in 2008. He was named ACC Coach of the Year for the third time Wednesday.
Monmouth’s Brian Fisher is in his eighth season as the only coach the Hawks have ever had. He has a career record of 48-54. The MAAC Coach of the Year in 2017, Fisher has had 32 all-conference players, including Bryce Wasserman, selected in the 2018 Major League Lacrosse Draft, becoming an MLL MVP and winning a championship with the Boston Cannons.
What’s next: The winner advances to face either Rutgers or Lehigh on May 22.
Rutgers men’s lacrosse falls to top seed North Carolina in NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in overtime heartbreaker
With a 17-year NCAA Tournament drought snapped and its first NCAA Tournament win in 31 years in hand, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse program entered its NCAA Tournament quarterfinal meeting with top overall seed North Carolina with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The Scarlet Knights played like it, pushing the Tar Heels to the brink in Saturday’s thriller at Stuart Stadium in Hofstra, New York.
But despite four goals from senior forward Adam Charalambides, 16 saves from senior goalkeeper Colin Kirst and a defense that held North Carolina’s nation-leading offense five goals below its average, Rutgers came up just short in a heartbreaking 12-11 loss in overtime to the Tar Heels.
It ends one of the greatest seasons in program history, which concludes with a 9-4 record and includes multiple droughts ended.
The Scarlet Knights returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004, earned its first NCAA Tournament win since 1990 (third overall) and logged five ranked wins in a single season for the first time since 2003 and the second time ever.
A victory on Saturday would have turned it into the best season in Rutgers lacrosse history, marking the Scarlet Knights’ first NCAA Tournament Final Four appearance, the first time they won multiple games in the same NCAA Tournament and their highest ranked win ever.
Instead, the Scarlet Knights fell just short in a back-and-forth contest featured five lead changes and seven ties.
After a first half that ended tied at three goals, the Scarlet Knights took control of the contest by scoring three of the first four goals of the second half. They led for a 10-minute stretch in the third quarter before conceding a similar run to the Tar Heels, leading to a 7-7 tie entering the fourth quarter.
The teams exchanged runs throughout the final frame, leading to an 11-11 tie with four minutes to play. After neither team could find a winner in regulation, North Carolina’s Connor McCarthy scored the game-winning goal with 1:38 remaining in the first sudden victory period.
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Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to North Carolina
Charlotte, United States
Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2018, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 872,498, making it the 16th-most populous city in the United States. The city is the cultural, economic, and transportation center of the Charlotte metropolitan area, whose population ranks 23rd in the U.S., and had a population of 2,569,213, in 2018. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2018 census-estimated population of 2,728,933.
Things to do in Charlotte
Bank of America Stadium
Bank of America Stadium is a 75,525-seat football stadium located on 33 acre in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is the home facility and headquarters of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. The stadium opened in 1996 as Ericsson Stadium before Bank of America purchased the naming rights in 2004. Former Panthers president Danny Morrison called it “[A] classic American stadium” due to its bowl design and other features.
ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center is a collaborative venture of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (officially known as the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library) and the Children’s Theater of Charlotte located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This 102000 sqft landmark learning center opened on October 8, 2005. ImaginOn was designed by Gantt Huberman Architects and Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture, and is owned by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Carolinas Aviation Museum
The Carolinas Aviation Museum is an aviation museum on the grounds of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Discovery Place Science is a science and technology museum for visitors of all ages located in the Uptown area of Charlotte, North Carolina. Discovery Place Science brings science to life through hands-on interactive exhibits, thrilling activities and experiments, an IMAX Dome Theatre, and boundless other educational opportunities and programs. The Museum, which first opened in 1981, underwent an 18-month, $31.6 million renovation in 2010 that transformed it into a reimagined state-of-the-art science and technology museum.
Places to stay in Charlotte
90,000 Review of the series “Outer Banks”
A new teenage series, Outer Shoals, has been released on Netflix. This is a story about a group of teenagers from North Carolina who set out in search of an ancient treasure – it is somehow connected with the missing father of one of the children. The film critic of Gazeta.Ru Pavel Voronkov watched all 10 episodes of the first season of Outer Shoals – and says that the show has in common with Treasure of the Nation, action films from the 90s – like The Rock, On the Crest of the Wave and The Bad guys ”, as well as the cult series“ Lonely Hearts ”.
In the mid-2000s, teen soap dramas were to be found on The CW. There were “Veronica Mars”, “Gossip Girl”, “Gilmore Girls” and a couple of dozen similar shows that grew out of “Dawson’s Creek”. 15 years later, the format (adjusted for post-post-meta-meta) found a second wind and shot almost more than ever. This happened thanks to the series “Riverdale” – all the same The CW. The success of Twin Peaks for Buzzers is being replicated by many, including the channel that spawned it. But the conveyor, which briskly churned out the same type of hits in the last decade, for some reason forgot how to do it when the need arose.The boring “Nancy Drew” and the sluggish remake of “Charmed” for the time being leave The CW in the tail of their own race.
Netflix is now leading it by a wide margin, which is exactly what ensured the popularity of “Riverdale”. The stream service releases several of these young adult crowdsalers per month. The most recent position in this infinite playlist is Outer Shoals. Netflix itself succinctly describes the show as a mixture of Lonely Hearts and National Treasures. In fact, this means that the series behaves as if the movie “On the Crest of a Wave” was released just the other day.Literally every frame screams about the action movies of the 80s – 90s: from the font of the intro to the pretentious camera spans in the spirit of “Bad Boys”. The mounting arsenal is limited to two transitions: dissolve and displace. But it seems that more is not needed. The picture is painted in warm orange tones, which gives the impression that the incinerating sun shines in these latitudes around the clock.
A still from the TV series Outer Shoals
The scene is an island stretching along the coast of North Carolina.The turbulent waters here have been nicknamed the “cemetery of the Atlantic,” making the Outer Shoals a surfer’s and a sailor’s paradise. This makes the region especially attractive to treasure hunters. The population of the island is clearly divided into two categories: the poor are called “livestock”, the rich – “sharks”. Here people may have “either two jobs, or two houses.” Some race in eternally torn “converse”, others – in unkillable snow-white sneakers. The protagonists of Outer Shoals are among the first. These are four friends: JJ (Rudy Pankow), Kiara (Madison Bailey), Pope (Jonathan Daviss) and their leader John B. (Chase Stokes).His father went missing at sea nine months ago. Now the orphaned young man is forced to convince social services that he is being looked after by an uncle who has not actually appeared in the state for a long time.
However, the show, like Lonely Hearts with Veronica Mars, does not attempt to comment on class inequality in America today. A rigid demarcation into strata, resulting in confrontation, is needed only to strengthen the general romantic flair. It also forms the dramatic basis for a love story in the mold of “Lady and the Tramp” (the heroine Madeline Cline, of course, from the rich).Substantially, Outer Shoals completely ignores the modern agenda. It seems that the word “feminism” is never heard here, and there is not a single open LGBTKIAPP character among the characters. But technically, the project fully meets the requirements of the time. The main caste involves Bailey, who calls herself a queer person. And the filming itself specifically moved from North Carolina to South Carolina, since the first state has a discriminatory law that prohibits transgender people from using a toilet that matches their identity.
A still from the TV series Outer Shoals
Outer Shoals builds a charming little world where every line must end with the words “bro”, “buddy”, “maine” or “dud”. It is fully in line with the current nostalgic retro trend. Approximately all the achievements of technical progress of the last thirty years are ignored here for the sake of entourage.This for once does not annoy – and does not seem to be a script flaw, because it is due to the peculiarities of the location. The outer shoals, like the rest of North Carolina, are often the victims of powerful hurricanes. So the heroes are almost always forced to do without mobile communications and the Internet. And during walks – to stumble now on bare wires, then on sunken boats.
One such find leads to the fact that John B. and his comrades embarks on a search for the treasure. They are partly driven by excitement, partly by their financial situation.The series, in principle, chooses a much more serious tone than one would expect – no matter how relaxed reggae going in the background convinces you of the opposite. Despite the clear plot similarities with the “Goonies” by Richard Donner, Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg, there is no characteristic naive sentimentality for the latter. But there is a lot of action and violence: not only entertaining physical, but also quite disturbing psychological. In addition, the characters are quite active swearing, drinking beer and smoking weed – and in general they do not look like cute schoolchildren.
A still from the TV series Outer Shoals
It’s even surprising that the production did without producer Jerry Bruckheimer: that’s really who could have crossed their own “Rock” and “National Treasure”. However, the creators, brothers Pat (“Surface”, “Good versus Evil”) and Shannon Burke, coped on their own – and quite successfully. Probably because of the involvement of a practicing writer (Burke has already published three novels), Outer Shoals mistakenly seems to be a film adaptation of some cult teen literature.In the Western press, has been compared to ‘s books by Nicholas Sparks, which also took place in the Outer Banks. In general, the show unexpectedly resembles the stories of Anatoly Rybakov – “Dagger”, “Bronze Bird” and “Shot”. “Zhivtsy”, of course, do not share the pioneer ideals, but they can compete with Soviet children in matters of adventurism.
Many “Outer Shoals” will be captured immediately (a couple of days after the premiere, the series hit the top ten most popular shows on Russian Netflix).For the rest, it makes sense to wait a bit. The first half of the season is noticeably slower, but the second is more than rewarding for patience. By the end, you find yourself on the edge of the seat. It is also a very good script work: after the finale, the story feels complete, but it will be incredibly interesting to watch the further development of events. Yes, the heroes are engaged in treasure hunt less often than they would like (after all, in parallel, you need to sort things out), but enough for the story to be thoroughly imbued with an adventure spirit.And now such adventures are worth their weight in gold.
90,000 “Democrats must convince America of the viability of their economic program.”
The selection of the city of Charlotte to host the Democratic convention may come as a surprise given that the city has been hit hard by the financial crisis and recession. Opponents of Barack Obama intend to hold mass demonstrations during the convention. Nonetheless, Democrats likely have high hopes for the support of North Carolina’s voters.90,051 9,0002 Four years ago, voters in North Carolina, a traditionally Republican state, opted for Obama, albeit by a narrow majority. The state is leaning towards Romney this year. The main challenge facing Obama in North Carolina is the precarious economic situation in both the state and city where the convention is being held. Unemployment in the city is about ten percent. Charlotte is the second largest financial center in the country after New York, and the banking crisis that erupted in 2008 hit it hard.The construction and processing industries have suffered along with the banks, and their recovery is slow. Nevertheless, there is some progress, and the Democrats want to take advantage of this. “We are gradually overcoming the difficult legacy left by the Bush Republican administration for us,” they say. “Give us four more years and we’ll get things right.” The ruling party seeks to fully demonstrate this thesis in North Carolina.
During the last year and a half, after Charlotte was declared the site of the convention, senior officials from the Obama administration began to visit the city.For example, Finance Minister Tim Geithner visited the Siemens turbine plant at the beginning of the year. The guests drew attention to the ecologically clean energy enterprises being created in the city. Hundreds of such firms were founded in part thanks to the government’s stimulus plan. In this way, Democrats hope to convince voters that they are helping to create jobs, as well as to inspire the allied “green” movement, whose electoral support is so important to President Obama.
– The city, with the help of the federal government, is creating a multifunctional transport hub connecting rail, road, air, and in the future, possibly, river means of transporting goods.This promises him an increase in employment and many billions of dollars of additional income, – said in a commercial timed to coincide with the opening of the congress, the black mayor of Charlotte, Democrat Anthony Fox, , as well as several large representatives of the business community.
The problems of Democrats in North Carolina are not limited to economics. In May, the day before Obama officially announced his support for gay marriage, state residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of a constitutional amendment banning both gay and lesbian marriage and civil unions.
Meanwhile, observers note that some of the president’s key ratings are dangerously low. John Hendrickson , Iowa Public Interest Institute Fellow, says in an interview with Radio Liberty :
– The main task of the Democratic convention will be to form a positive opinion about President Obama and the Democratic Party. Another, no less important task is to present the Republican candidates in a negative light, criticizing their economic program.I expect there will be a lot of class struggle rhetoric at the convention: Democrats argue that the strategy proposed by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is in the interests of the richest 1 percent of Americans, not the interests of the middle class.
– Many observers suggest that Barack Obama may do better at the Democratic convention than Mitt Romney at the Republican convention. How realistic is this forecast?
– In my opinion, Obama’s problem at the convention will be that he will not be able to use the economy as the main argument in his favor.This is not possible in an environment where economic growth remains sluggish, when unemployment is still above 8 percent. Apparently, the president will have to focus on the success of his administration in foreign policy. A reminder of the elimination of Osama bin Laden and other enemies of America, of the support of freedom fighters in the Arab East will really look impressive. Obama will most likely explain his economic failures by the depth of the recession that began under his Republican predecessor, Bush Jr.Most likely, we will repeatedly hear the well-known thesis of the Democrats: “We are doing everything possible for a gradual economic recovery, and if we had not invested huge budgetary funds in a set of economic stimulus measures, the situation would have been much worse.” Obama will undoubtedly cite as an example the government bailout of the auto corporation General Motors from bankruptcy and thus saving jobs for the middle class.
– Do you think the fact that their convention takes place after the Republican convention will play into the hands of the Democrats?
– The obvious advantage of the Democrats is that they now have the opportunity to publicly respond to the Republicans.That is, to present counterarguments that might look more convincing to the wavering electorate. On the other hand, it is important for Democrats to give a positive image to their convention by restraining themselves from attacking Republicans. And, as I said, Democrats will have to go to great lengths to convincing voters about the benefits of their economic agenda, which is questionable by many.
90,000 Puppy diseases: symptoms of canine plague and parvovirus enteritis
Your puppy is still a toddler and you want to protect him.“The best you can do is feed him wholesome, balanced puppy food,” says Dr. Jim Dobis, a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and a veterinarian at the South Point Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
“This keeps your puppy’s immune system working so that it can fight infections effectively,” says Dr. Dobis. “He will be in great shape to cope with any health problems and recover on his own.”
But you can’t protect your puppy from everything. Below are six of the most common health problems and their signs that he may face in the first year of his life.
1. Parvovirus enteritis (parvo)
This highly contagious viral infection most commonly affects puppies 12 weeks old and dogs up to 3 years old. Parvovirus infection, which is transmitted through body secretions, is very easy to catch, although most dogs are vaccinated at six to eight weeks of age and then every three weeks until they are four months old (or as recommended by a veterinarian) to effectively prevent the disease …
Symptoms. Parvovirus enteritis begins with a fever (increased body temperature), at which point puppies are probably most infectious (to other dogs, but not humans). “After a few days, they start vomiting and bloody diarrhea, dehydration sets in, the dog weakens,” says Dr. Dobis.
Treatment. The best treatment is prevention! Vaccinate your puppy on time as recommended by your veterinarian! If you have not done this, the best solution would be to contact a veterinary clinic, incl.including placement in an infectious diseases hospital: under the supervision of veterinary specialists, the puppy will be prescribed the necessary treatment, incl. intravenous injection of special solutions (droppers) and antibiotics to prevent sepsis, which can lead to the death of the animal.
Recovery time. Most often, three to seven days. Puppies with parvovirus enteritis usually require inpatient treatment for three to four days, after which they are sent home, where they undergo additional medical treatment as recommended by a veterinarian.
2. Plague of carnivores (plague).
Prophylaxis in the form of vaccination against carnivorous plague is quite effective. The first vaccination is given at six to eight weeks of age and then again after 9 weeks. “And after one or two shots, the puppies develop immunity,” says Dr. Dobis. Consult your veterinarian for the best course of vaccination for your dog against canine distemper and other viral diseases in dogs.
Symptoms. “This disease can take really terrible forms,” says Dr. Dobis. There are two common forms of the disease: in most cases, distemper in dogs begins with symptoms similar to those of upper respiratory tract disease, with sneezing and eye discharge. It can then develop into pneumonia or lead to neurological problems, including seizures and brain damage.
“Distemper in dogs is often misdiagnosed because owners think their puppy has a cold.Accordingly, by the time the puppy is brought to the veterinarian’s appointment, he already has profuse discharge from the nose and eyes and a high fever. Puppies often become very lethargic and lethargic, ”says Dr. Dobis.
Treatment. In the case of distemper, seek medical attention at a veterinary clinic as soon as possible. This usually includes placing the pet in an infectious diseases hospital.
Recovery period. It can take up to several weeks for a dog to recover from carnivorous plague and may be prescribed home medication after being discharged from the veterinary clinic.
Another danger of canine distemper is that even if your puppy survives, the virus may remain inactive in the body and reappear when the dog grows up. In older age, the prognosis may be even worse because the disease can lead to neurological problems such as seizures.
For a full article on the six most common diseases in puppies, visit petMD.
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Charlotte-Ka with filling. Trump hit the bull’s-eye at the Republican convention
Donald, combative, mobile and still bright, is still inferior to the faded and sluggish Sleepy Joe. True, a little, and this makes Biden feel uncomfortable. After all, breathing in the back is his trick.
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Donald, combative, mobile and still flamboyant, is still inferior to the faded and sluggish Sleepy Joe. True, a little, and this makes Biden feel uncomfortable. After all, breathing in the back is his trick.
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By Mikhail Sheinkman, radio Sputnik
Donald, combative, mobile and still flamboyant, is still inferior to the faded and sluggish Sleepy Joe.True, a little, and this makes Biden feel uncomfortable. After all, breathing in the back is his trick.
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He could not miss such an event. He’s not CNN. This TV channel for the first time in history refused to broadcast the pre-election party congress. Although, as the White House would later say, Donald Trump’s plans did not include a trip to the city of Charlotte in North Carolina. But, when you have board number one at your disposal, and you are in free flight, the plans can be adjusted.The Republicans, however, on the day of the announcement of their candidate, and so surpassed political opponents with personal participation. Those are completely hidden in the “number”, and these differed from them in number. Also, of course, not 2400 delegates, as last time, but 336 live people, not their video images. At the same time, their company, or, if georeferenced, Charlotte-Ka, would naturally be incomplete without the filling. So Trump hit the bull’s eye. The elections, he said, were “the most important in American history.” Perhaps his speech here can hardly be considered a general rehearsal of the main words with which he will accept the nomination on August 27 on the White House lawn.But by the nerves and emotions it is already clear that this will definitely not be “humility and gratitude” – with them he agreed to become a contender in 2016. There is no humility, only pressure. And thank you, as he thinks, now we must say to him and beg him to stay not even for four years, but for all 12. And let, he said, the democrats “completely go crazy.” All is unlikely. But the one that they have for the main, apparently, already. He said that his first term will not necessarily be the last. Open, they say, for suggestions and age, they say, is not a hindrance.Although from his appearance it seems that he will not be able to even once – he will fall asleep, but still there – he is invigorated. Because he thinks what is, from what. Donald, fighting, mobile and still bright, “and what is not bright?” True, firstly, a little, and this still makes Biden feel uncomfortable. After all, breathing in the back is his trick. And when, on the contrary, it is bad. Hillary didn’t like it either. Secondly, only by points. This means that before the final whistle, Trump still has the opportunity to knock out the enemy with one precise blow.Whether there is one in his arsenal is unknown. But he has people from whom to make nails. For example, the McCloskey couple, who also attended the convention. The same Patricia and Mark from St. Louis who became famous when they pointed their guns at too violent demonstrators. In the end, they fought off BLM, but not from the prosecutor’s office. She started a case. And now the couple has a specific choice. Or up to four years in prison, or the same four years of freedom. After all, even if there is a verdict, they know exactly which president will pardon them.Therefore, for his sake, they will not move their trunks far. Not the fact that they will come in handy. But, if their leader claims that postal voting is evil, one must be ready first of all to take mail, telegraph and telephone. Posted by Mikhail Sheinkman, radio Sputnik How to get money from the state for vacation? The instruction is in our Telegram channel.
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Donald, fighting, mobile and still bright, is still inferior to the faded and sluggish Sleepy Joe. True, a little, and this makes Biden feel uncomfortable. After all, breathing in the back is his trick.
August 25, 2020, 14:50 But Donald Trump is confident that the United States will soon defeat the infection. Approximately for the elections. And even without a vaccine. He could not miss such an event. He’s not CNN. This TV channel for the first time in history refused to broadcast the pre-election party congress. Although, as the White House would later say, Donald Trump’s plans did not include a trip to the city of Charlotte in North Carolina.But, when you have board number one at your disposal, and you are in free flight, the plans can be adjusted. The Republicans, however, on the day of the announcement of their candidate, and so surpassed political opponents with personal participation. Those are completely hidden in the “number”, and these differed from them in number.
Also, of course, not 2400 delegates, as last time, but 336 live people, not their video images. At the same time, their company, or, if georeferenced, Charlotte-Ka, would naturally be incomplete without the filling.So Trump hit the bull’s eye. The elections, he said, were “the most important in American history.” Perhaps his speech here can hardly be considered a general rehearsal of the main words with which he will accept the nomination on August 27 on the White House lawn. But by the nerves and emotions it is already clear that it will definitely not be “humility and gratitude” – with them he agreed to become a contender in 2016.
25 August 2020, 16:20
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No humility, only pressure.And thank you, as he thinks, now we must say to him and beg him to stay not even for four years, but for all 12. And let, he said, the democrats “completely go crazy.” All is unlikely. But the one that they have for the main, apparently, already. He said that his first term will not necessarily be the last. Open, they say, for suggestions and age, they say, is not a hindrance. Although from his appearance it seems that he will not be able to even once – he will fall asleep, but still there – he is invigorated. Because he thinks that there is, from what.
Donald, fighting, mobile and still bright, “and what, not bright?”True, firstly, a little, and this still makes Biden feel uncomfortable. After all, breathing in the back is his trick. And when, on the contrary, it is bad. Hillary didn’t like it either. Secondly, only by points. This means that before the final whistle, Trump still has the opportunity to knock out the enemy with one precise blow. Whether there is one in his arsenal is unknown. But he has people from whom to make nails.
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For example, the McCloskey couple, who also attended the convention.The same Patricia and Mark from St. Louis who became famous when they pointed their guns at too violent demonstrators. In the end, they fought off BLM, but not from the prosecutor’s office. She started a case. And now the couple has a specific choice. Or up to four years in prison, or the same four years of freedom. After all, even if there is a verdict, they know exactly which president will pardon them. Therefore, for his sake, they will not move their trunks far. Not the fact that they will come in handy. But, if their leader claims that postal voting is evil, one must be ready first of all to take mail, telegraph and telephone.
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Afraid to talk on the phone? This fear can be defeated
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Do you panic when you hear your phone ringing? Terrified at the thought of calling someone? BBC Capital columnist knows what to do.
Today we rarely part with a mobile phone, but many people still have a genuine and deep fear of phone calls.
Telehobia, a recognized form of social anxiety disorder, affects people from different generations and from different countries.
Those who suffer from telehobia can safely speak in front of a huge hall full of strangers, or send dozens of text messages a day, but shudder with horror when they have to make a simple phone call.
“For many people, speaking on the phone is a particularly challenging form of communication,” says Jill Eisenstadt, vice president of online consulting services company Joyable. “You need to think quickly and immediately react to the words of the interlocutor.”
However, the fear of talking on the phone can have an extremely negative impact on productivity and labor mobility.
“Some of our clients are not successful in their careers because they are afraid to communicate with other people,” says Eisenstadt. “They avoid talking to the last.”
Telehobia as a phenomenon has arisen long before the advent of smartphones.
George Dudley and Shannon Goodson wrote The Psychology of Fear: Why People Are Afraid to Call Customers back in 1986.
And in 1929, the British poet and writer Robert Graves wrote in his autobiography that he developed a deep fear of using the phone after being wounded during the First World War.
Eisenstadt is familiar with later cases of telehobia. The phone raises anxiety in her patients for a variety of reasons.
“It’s not about the phone itself, but about the communication,” she says. “For some clients, talking on the phone is an extra risk to blurt out something unnecessary.”
One 27-year-old Eisenstadt sales woman fears she will stutter or pause too long in conversation and thus make herself look bad in front of clients and colleagues.
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Those who suffer from telehobia can send dozens of text messages a day, but still tremble at the thought of talking on the phone
Another patient, 52-year-old financial consultant also fears that she will look silly during a phone call.
Now she only communicates with clients by e-mail so that she can compose a competent answer and double-check it.
Sales coach Jeff Shore says that many sales professionals are afraid to make so-called cold calls because they don’t want to appear intrusive to potential customers.
With the advent of telephone marketing, the telephone has come to be seen as a nuisance that can disrupt a family dinner or distract a person from a hobby.
Shore says that those with whom he works are afraid to irritate the person on the other end of the line.
“Sales people say,“ These calls are annoying and I don’t want to receive them or make them myself, ”he says.
Differences in cultural norms
According to Michael Landers, Global Director of Culture Crossing, which provides group and one-to-one counseling on intercultural communication, in some cultures people are wary of phone calls.
“For the Japanese, for example, it is difficult to decide on a conversation with a stranger – they are afraid of offending the interlocutor or losing face,” explains Landers.
In Indonesia, where the average person sends about a hundred text messages a day, this method of communication is simply considered more convenient than phone calls.
According to Landers, the fear of the phone in different cultures is closely related to the fear of rejection, regardless of whether the issue is an appointment or a deal.
“I don’t know of a single culture in which refusal would be accepted with joy,” he says. “Nevertheless, everyone has a different understanding of refusal.”
Acquire the skill
Many psychotherapists use cognitive behavioral therapy to help their patients cope with their phobia of the phone.
Eisenstadt asks patients to describe the disturbing thoughts they have in connection with telephone conversations, and discusses the worst-case scenarios with them.
“We help them understand that it is not scary or dangerous,” she says.
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Can’t decide to make a phone call? Try to imagine the worst case scenario … It’s not that scary, is it?
Over time, they move on to practice and start making small calls – for example, ordering pizza.
In his trainings, Shore recommends that salespeople draw up a concrete conversation plan and decide how they will start and end it.
He also advises to understand for yourself how the caller can be useful for the person on the other end of the line.
“The most important thing is to have the right motivation,” he says. When a salesperson understands how he can help a potential client, it becomes easier for him to make those very cold calls.
“When you find that your worst fears are not being met, your perception of cold calling changes,” explains Shore.
And if a person himself does not understand what is the benefit of his call, it is not worth calling at all.
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Molly Irani, director of hospitality at Chai Pani Restaurant Group, now communicates with colleagues primarily through text messages
Telehobia is most often studied through the example of salespeople, but it is susceptible people of various professions, from journalists and public relations specialists to secretaries, lawyers, consultants and many other workers who have to take and make calls due to their job responsibilities.
Telehobia can even get in the way of getting a job if a candidate for the position panics at the thought of a phone interview.
Sometimes managers have to adjust to the habits of their employees.
Molly Irani is director of hospitality at Chai Pani Restaurant Group, which owns restaurants in Asheville, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.
She says that the company employs 180 people, but Irani can count on the fingers of one hand who will answer her call.
According to her, she is already used to texting employees, many of whom are under 35.
Photo author, Thinkstock
A call can take you by surprise. And if two phones are ringing at once?
Irani understands her colleagues’ dislike for the telephone. A call can take you by surprise when you’re just not ready to talk to anyone.
She says that a lot has changed now and her young employees can avoid the awkward situations that arise during telephone conversations by using numerous alternative means of communication.
“Many of us felt this dislike, but we had no choice but to overcome it,” says Irani. “We have acquired this skill, but the new generation does not have to do it.”
Five Ways to Deal with Telehobia
- Think about the worst-case scenario — it’s usually not as bad as you think.
- Think about why you need a call – to inform a client or to get important information?
- Think ahead about how you will start and how you will end the conversation – it is often the hardest thing to end a conversation beautifully.
- To practice, start with small calls that do not involve major risks — for example, call a food delivery service.
- Remember that no one expects you to be perfect in everything.
( Source: Joyable & Jeff Shore )
Why Millennials Will Live Worse Than Their Parents – ECONS.ONLINE
Following the Millennials (born in the 1980s – mid-1990s.) Generation Z (“zoomers” born in the late 1990s – early 2010s) begins to enter adulthood. These two generations –
the most numerous in the world (and in the last few years, buzzers have begun to dominate the global population). And in comparison with the previous age cohorts, they turned out to be the “losers”.
Compared to previous generations, millennials and buzzers are more educated people, they study longer and enter the labor market later.They are accustomed to ideological, cultural and consumer diversity and tolerance, to total digitalization and global connectivity (generation Z does not know the world without the Internet at all), perceive the world through the prism of modern technologies.
Many people from the younger part of millennials and elders in Generation Z (that is, those born in the second half of the 1990s – early 2000s) are characterized by a higher inclination than their parents to the values of self-realization and participation in volunteer activity, concern with global problems.Many have a strong value for collaboration and equality. They place great emphasis on finding and building their own identity, respecting the identities of others; in comparison with previous generations, they are less religious and more tolerant. In this generation, whose childhood and adolescence fell on the beginning of political
polarization of the world and the global financial crisis, there are many pragmatists who know how to clearly set a goal and find ways to achieve it.
At the same time for the young
characterized by increased anxiety and depression, they
understand that their generation will have to face serious global challenges – from climate change and the development of artificial intelligence to genetic engineering and the accompanying difficult ethical dilemmas.They
are not satisfied with modern states, believing that they can do much more to solve problems that cannot be solved at the level of individuals and businesses. This discontent is exacerbated by economic problems that have exacerbated when the previous generations were “at the helm”, and which will have to be addressed by young cohorts.
Didn’t mature on time
Wealthy people usually get closer to old age, gradually accumulating assets and paying off debts.For example, in the UK, the median wealth level of a person aged 25-34 is £ 66,000, and at 55-64 years
peaks everlasting life: 416,000 lbs. At the age of 25–34, only 10% of people are in the top 50% of the population in terms of accumulated assets, and among those who are 55–64 years old, this figure is 70%. This is an objective intergenerational inequality – but now it is greatly complicated by the difficult economic situation of the past 10-15 years.
While boomers and Gen X in the US and Europe grew up in relatively good times, the childhood of the boomers and the entry of millennials into the labor market coincided with the Great Recession.It officially ended in 2009, but in 2016 the net assets of the average American family were still at 30%.
lower than in 2007. Both younger millennials and zoomers have seen a prolonged stagnation, a decline in the income of their parents and their
struggling with the credit crunch, and older millennials have faced it personally.
For many, this recession has not really ended yet, and now it has been replaced by the coronavirus crisis: this year for the first time since 1998 in the world
the number of the poor will grow.Corona crisis is stronger in terms of income
hit the young because of a lockdown that halted the service industry. Unemployment among 15-24 year olds in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada
significantly exceeds its average level. In the US, 28% of Americans are now aged 16-24
do not work and do not study – against 12% at the beginning of this year.
The coronavirus epidemic has only exacerbated the negative trend in employment and income of the younger generations. Low incomes at the start of a working career have
prolonged effect: they affect subsequent earnings and the amount of pension savings.Both the income and the savings of millennials
significantly lower than the two previous generations at their age. They later create families, have children and buy houses after their parents. And later they will receive an inheritance that will give a significant increase in assets: the parents of millennials live longer than previous generations.
The problem is not only in the sluggish state of the labor market since 2007. Since the time when the parents of millennials and Zoomers (Boomer Generation X, respectively) entered adulthood, the labor market and the economy as a whole have changed dramatically.The two previous generations in developed countries during their lives have seen mainly an increase in their well-being. However, over time, inequality between people of the same generation increased, and social mobility
fell. Intergenerational mobility also gradually slowed down – income growth from generation to generation.
As a result, in the United States, 92% of people born in the 1940s have higher incomes than their parents.
calculated Raj Chetty of Harvard and his co-authors, and among those born in the 1980s, only half of them have higher incomes than their parents.Similar findings
received by William Gale of the Brookings Institution and his coauthors: the generation born in 1981-1996, in 2016, that is, at the age of 20-35, was poorer than the previous generation, who was at the same age in 1989-2007 biennium
Now in the United States, millennials have 41% less net assets than those of their age in 1989, real incomes 20% less than the baby boomer generation in 1980, and the likelihood of losing half of their incomes.
twice as high.At the same time, millennials have large debts (see incision), and they are unlikely to start saving soon: in comparison with their parents and grandparents, millennials are on
a much lower wealth generation trajectory.
Debt without savings
Stagnant but volatile incomes, low savings and low assets (69% of Americans have savings of 90,476
do not exceed $ 90,477, and among respondents aged 25-34, this is 71%), large debt on consumer and educational loans (debt on educational loans has grown since 2005.triple to $ 1.5 trillion) – all this makes the financial situation of millennials very problematic.
This long-term negative economic experience is “embedded” in young people’s perception of economic reality: the prospects are uncertain,
there is no certainty of prosperity, but there is a strong demand for social justice. A similar situation is repeated with the buzzer.
The problem of public debt and the imbalance of state budgets, pension systems and health care systems add to the uncertainty.The boomer generation that started 35-50 years ago
may be the last to receive a good pension.
The changes in the economic landscape that the two younger generations are entering go beyond the protracted recession and coronavirus crisis. Young people increasingly have to pay for their education: for example, in 1970 in Great Britain, only 8.4% of students paid for a university education, and in 2000 –
already 33%.This trend is visible in other countries as well. At the same time, the share of people with higher education has increased – among young people it is higher than in older generations. At the same time, the growth of spending on education and housing costs, along with the slowing growth of wages, leaves at the disposal of today’s 25-40-year-olds less money than their peers 20-40 years ago.
After the recession, mortgages were no longer available in developed countries. Britons 25-29 years old have fewer homeowners than their peers 5-10 years ago.Of those born in the late 1980s, only 25% owned a home at 27, while 33% were homeowners five years earlier at that age. In the USA the situation
In 2019, millennials
owned only 5% of American homes; the share of the previous generation at the same age accounted for 15%. Back in 2005, among Americans under 35, 43% had their own homes, and in 2015, only 31%. Instead of mortgages, millennials accumulate consumer loans and student loans.Economic difficulties turn millennials into a “lost generation”: they are already too old for a youthful bohemian life, but they do not have the funds to acquire housing and a family.
Another factor of vulnerability, which was highlighted by the recent unrest in the United States: among millennials, compared with previous generations, racial diversity and the proportion of ethnic minorities are higher. And they are poorer, and in this dimension the inequality is even more acute; it, too, will work for the economic plight of millennials and buzzers.In 1980, 78% of the boomer generation in the United States was white, and now it is 57% of the millennials. The young white American has net assets of $ 26,100, Hispanic American $ 14,700, and African American $ 5,700. Racial inequality in the accumulation of wealth among young people is 1.5–2.6 times higher than the level of income inequality.
Inequality would not be a big problem if mobility and income levels rose.But this is not the case, and in such a situation the problem of inequality is felt much more acutely. Inequality
It is also conserved by the fact that young people from low-income families not only invest less in education, but also receive a reduced “bonus” from these investments (their salaries do not grow so quickly along with the level of education). When social lifts break down, inequality stagnates.
How much does the well-being of children increase due to the success of their parents? Not very much
demonstrated by Raj Chetty, Emmanuel Saez of Berkeley and their co-authors.Moving parents 10 percentage points up the income distribution ladder increases the well-being of their children three times less – only 3.4 percentage points. Therefore, attempts to reduce the level of inequality through redistribution cease to have an effect after a couple of generations. Mobility is also very different from region to region. For example, in San Jose (a large city in California, the center of Silicon Valley), the probability that a child from a family in the bottom income quintile will reach the top quintile is 12.9%, and in North Carolina (“Tobacco State”) – only 4.4%.As a result, Chetty shows, intergenerational mobility is higher where income inequality and territorial segregation are lower, education quality is better, social capital is greater, and families are more stable.
Low social mobility, or inequality of opportunity, also contributes greatly to inequality. Even in Europe (Germany, France, UK and Italy), where mobility is now
higher than in the USA, it
explains, according to a study by Italian economists, 30-50% of the magnitude of inequality.At the same time, in recent decades, mobility has been declining both in the United States and in Europe.
Inequality of opportunity is due to the wealth, education and place of residence of the parents, gender, ethnicity, etc. It is this part of the inequality
is “dishonest”: it is caused not by a person’s personal efforts, but by circumstances that he cannot influence. Where inequality of opportunity is higher (and social mobility is lower), its magnitude explains a large share of total inequality.
While economic mobility has declined in Europe, in developing countries it has
remained at a stable level. Economists at the World Bank found this out by building an intergenerational base of inequality of opportunity for 96% of the world’s population. Of the generation of people born in developing countries in the 1980s, only 15% of those whose parents were in the lower half in terms of income made it to the upper quartile, and 2/3 remained in the lower half.
There are reasons for optimism: across the world, the gender component of inequality is rapidly decreasing, and educational mobility is also growing. But the dynamics are very different from country to country. So, if in the countries of East Asia the level of education of 80% of adults is higher than that of their parents, then in sub-Saharan Africa – only 12%. Over the past half century, intergenerational mobility has slightly increased in East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – it has decreased, but in Africa it has not changed.The poorer the economy and the less resilient it is, the higher the inequality of opportunity.
High de facto inequality, along with low social mobility, inequality of opportunity and stagnation in real incomes, determine the current economic position of millennials and, in part, the zoomers. These factors are the reason why young people now later reach the “markers of adulthood”: get married, buy a house and have children. They also influence the views of young people on economics and politics.The expressions “okay boomer” (a meme used by teens to ridicule the outdated views of older generations) and
Generation Snowflake (an ironic name for the generation of people who became adults in the 2010s) captures the destruction of the “intergenerational contract”. Millennials’ financial commitments exceed their capacity, and conditions for social reproduction are deteriorating, while the boomer generation is doing much better economically: this will inevitably lead to changes in global economic policy when the current young begin to exert a decisive influence on it.
90,000 The first domestic dog contracted the coronavirus in the United States
A pug named Winston became the first domestic dog in the United States to be diagnosed with coronavirus, according to WRAL-TV.
A positive coronavirus test was reported on April 28 by researchers from Duke University. “A North Carolina pug named Winston has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first known case of a virus in a dog in the United States, ”said a statement broadcast on WRAL-TV.
The dog is known to belong to a family participating in a research study at the university to understand how humans respond to different types of infection. Three of the family members, Dr. Heather McLean, Dr. Samuel McLean, and their son Ben McLean, were also infected with the coronavirus.
According to the dog’s owners, her symptoms lasted for several days – the pug was lethargic, sneezing and breathing heavily. I refused breakfast one morning.
Previously, there was a report of two cats infected with COVID-19 in New York. Moreover, it is known that the owner of one cat fell ill, and the second, presumably, became infected on the street. Therefore, experts do not recommend letting pets go for a walk without supervision during a pandemic.
“Walking with animals is better on a leash, including cats. It is important not to let them walk alone. It has been established that cats can infect each other with coronavirus.Thus, on the street, an animal can become infected or, conversely, bring the virus into the population of stray and stray animals, “Nikita Lebedev, PhD in Veterinary Science, previously reported to ViZh. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended isolating pets from family members with a new coronavirus infection.
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has recognized the possibility of human infection with the new coronavirus in animals.
“Now that SARS-CoV-2 infections (the name of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 infection. – Ed.) Are widespread in the human population, there is the possibility of infecting some animals through close contact with infected people,” the official statement said. on the OIE website.
According to the World Organization for Animal Health, dogs, felines – domestic cats, tigers and lions, as well as animals from the marten subfamily – ferrets and minks are susceptible to the new virus.
“To date, preliminary research results show that poultry and pigs are not susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection,” the OIE said.
Nevertheless, experts emphasize that COVID-19 is transmitted from person to person. To date, there is no evidence that pets play a significant role in the spread of the disease.