If you believe that Bachrach only desired a generic shot of the speakers platform, then the timing of this photograph didn matter in that the behavior and appearance of Lincoln and others on the rostrum would have been immaterial. Because he had produced a very fine generic crowd scene at the Gettysburg dedication ceremony, Bachrach dismissive contemporaneous assessment of that scene tells us that he had wanted something more than an image of a throng of spectators gathered around a raised platform. Rather, his account demonstrates that he must have hoped to capture a distinctive image of Lincoln and possibly other dignitaries on the elevated platform, such as Everett, but deemed his effort a failure.
Congratulations to Borrisokane Community College on winning the U/15A Schools County Championship last week. It was with great pride that team captain Ciaran Haugh accepted the Dr. Croke Cup for the first time since 1982. The study looked at the Programme for International Student Assessment, known as PISA. It is given every three years to 15 year old students in countries around the world to measure their knowledge of math, science and reading. Did not crack the top 20 countries in any of the subjects, according to Pew rankings of the 2015 test results.
Frankly, I agree that we should be slowly opening things up and get back to “normal”, BUT only within the constraints of carefully monitoring the load on our medical infrastructure. And, of course, taking maximum precautions around our most at risk demographics (elderly, co morbidity, etc). If we see any signs of medical systems getting overloaded, then we tighten things up again.
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