El Obispo Primado visita congregaciones de Houston y ofrece apoyo…

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Andy Parker, rector de la iglesia episcopal Emanuel en Houston occidental, una iglesia que sufrió grandes daños al paso del huracán Harvey. Foto de Carol Barnwell[Diócesis Episcopal de Texas] Durante la visita del obispo primado Michael Curry a la Diócesis de Texas los días 30 y 31 de enero, el clero y los miembros de la Iglesia compartieron historias de la épica inundación que trajo consigo el huracán  Harvey.En algunos lugares, Harvey dejó caer más de 127 centímetros de lluvia durante cuatro días a finales de agosto, y su impacto se dejó sentir a través de 41 condados con medio millón de viviendas afectadas y daños que se calculan en más de $190.000 millones.La tormenta que causó esa inundación histórica parecía difícil de imaginar esta semana en Houston en que un cielo despejado y temperaturas suaves recibían al Obispo Primado y a su equipo. Curry estaba acompañado por Sharon Jones, su coordinadora ejecutiva; Abigail Nelson, vicepresidente de programas del Fondo Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo y Geoffrey Smith, director de operaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal.Una vez que retiraron los escombros, las cosas pueden parecer bastante normales, hasta que uno entra en la nave de una iglesia, y mira a través de los travesaños, aulas, oficinas y el salón parroquial que se encuentra más allá y tiene que andar con cuidado para no tropezar con los grandes pernos que sobresalen en el desnudo piso de concreto que alguna vez sostuvieron la baranda del altar. Cinco meses después del Harvey, en muchas iglesias y en miles de casas se sigue percibiendo el hedor de las aguas pútridas que dejó la inundación y el moho sigue buscando un asidero.La Fundación Episcopal para la Salud [Episcopal Health Foundation] tomó  la pronta decisión de destinar sus recursos a la investigación, le dijo a Curry la presidente y directora ejecutiva Elena Marks en una sesión informativa en la mañana del 30 de enero. La Fundación para la Salud se asoció con la Fundación Kaiser para supervisar la zona afectada y localizar el impacto de la tormenta a fin de mostrar dónde se concentraban los daños y quiénes eran los más afectados.“No se trata sólo de investigación y mapas”, enfatizó Marks. “Queríamos captar a las comunidades y estamos haciéndoles presentaciones a grupos que realizan labores de socorro con la esperanza de que utilizarán los datos para establecer sus prioridades”.  Los mapas y la investigación resultantes ya han sido consultados más de 30.000 veces.La investigación revela algunas cosas que merecen mirarse más de cerca. Shao-Chee Sim, vicepresidente de investigación aplicada en la Fundación Episcopal para la Salud, contó que de las 900.000 solicitudes de ayuda que le han presentado a la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA por su sigla en inglés) la tasa de aprobación para los propietarios de viviendas fue de un 45 por ciento, mientras era del 36 por ciento para los inquilinos. En la lujosa zona Memorial del oeste de Houston, el 66 por ciento de las 2000 solicitudes que se presentaron habían sido aprobadas.Andy Doyle, el obispo de la Diócesis de Texas, dijo que los datos ayudarán a los episcopales y otras personas a proporcionar un diferente tipo de respuesta al desastre. “Queremos aprovechar la investigación para ayudar a los más vulnerables, para tener un efecto a largo plazo dentro de estas comunidades”, señaló.Al este de Houston, la zona de Beaumont, Orange y Port Arthur —conocida como el Triángulo de Oro — recibió más de 150 centímetros de lluvia durante el Harvey.Curry escuchó el relato del Keith Giblin, juez federal y sacerdote episcopal bivocacional, que atiende a San Pablo [St. Paul`s] en Orange, donde el 86 por ciento de las casas quedaron dañadas. Aislado de su congregación durante la tormenta, Giblin navegó en su bote de aluminio por las zanjas de drenaje de Beaumont para rescatar a personas. Él fue uno de los miles de ciudadanos que estuvieron entre los primeros en acudir para dedicar días y noches a buscar a personas atrapadas en ocasiones con el agua al cuello.“Teníamos que arrastrar los botes en algunos lugares debido a que el agua tenía apenas 33 centímetros de profundidad, y a veces más de un metro”, dijo Giblin. Los autos sumergidos, los enjambres flotantes de hormigas rojas, los cables derribados de la electricidad y las serpientes acuáticas asediaban a los que utilizábamos botes, kayaks y flotadores para rescatar víctimas.Luego del “caos absoluto” de la inundación, siguió diciendo Giblin, San Pablo, que tenía agua en la iglesia, el salón parroquial y las oficinas, celebró oficios en el patio durante más de un mes. “El servir juntos [durante este desastre] nos acercaría más a todos”, afirmó. “Eso es lo que hacemos, ayudarnos unos a otros”.Otras iglesias episcopales en Beaumont se convirtieron en centros de distribución de agua y útiles de limpieza. El Rdo. Tony Clark, rector de San Marcos  [St. Mark’s] dijo que después de chequear con la congregación y de ofrecer socorro inmediato a los necesitados, su junta parroquial puso el gimnasio al servicio de la comunidad. “ Éramos un almacén, un hotel y un estacionamiento”, dijo. “ La tienda de segunda mano proporcionó paquetes de socorro. Almacenábamos suministros y albergamos a 75 voluntarios de la Cruz Roja durante varias semanas para que no se fueran a un albergue público”.El Rdo. Stephen Balke rector de San Esteban [St. Stephen’s] le agradeció a Curry el vídeo que él grabó después de la tormenta para ofrecerles [a las víctimas] oraciones y apoyo. “Nos reunimos para adorar y pusimos su vídeo. No puedo decirle cuánto eso nos reanimó el espíritu”.La congregación ayudó a más de dos docenas de feligreses cuyas casas se inundaron, y cocinaron para toda la comunidad durante semanas.“Paramos de contar cuando llegamos a servir a 4.000 personas”, dijo Balke. “Cada vez que nuestros suministros escaseaban, se aparecía otro camión. Fue una gran bendición decir ‘sí’, cuando las personas necesitaban ayuda”.La Rda. Lacy Largent, a cargo de los equipos de auxilios espirituales, enfatizó que el apoyo que llegó de otras partes fue decisivo. Ella puso el ejemplo de Kate Hello, maestra en Lamay, Misurí, que le envió cartas de sus alumnos.“Le di una carta a un hombre para que la leyera y se echó a llorar”, dijo Largent. “Me excusé por haberlo perturbado, pero él me dijo. ‘No! Usted me ayudó a llorar. Voy a buscarle a mi esposa, para que usted la ayude a llorar”.Si bien el trauma de la situación que siguió a las inundaciones puede calar hondo, para muchos se ha acentuado con el paso de los meses. “Nadie tenía seguros contra inundaciones”, dijo Giblin. “Esto nunca había sucedido antes y ahora tenemos ancianos que no pueden recuperarse económicamente. Están usando sus cheque de la Seguridad Social para compras planchas de cartón yeso”.La Rda. Pat Richie, diácona de San Esteban, dijo que ella está viendo más traumas familiares ahora. La gente —especialmente niños— están experimentando alguna especie de choque postraumático. “Ahora cuando llueve, los niños quieren saber si Harvey va a volver. Es una herida que sigue abierta”.El proceso de reconstrucción se compara a una maratón más bien que a una carrera corta, y Curry afirmó el apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal a largo plazo. “Somos corredores de largas distancias”, afirmó.Durante una escala en La Trinidad [Trinity], en Baytown, el Obispo Primado escuchó testimonios del guardián mayor Robert Jordan y de una pareja que él rescató.“Estuve durante cinco días en el agua en tareas de búsqueda y rescate”. Dio la casualidad que él estaba cerca del hogar donde habían vivido los miembros de la iglesia Duane y Lois Luallin durante 40 años, cuando se enteró de que la pareja de ancianos necesitaba ayuda.Duane se había caído y era incapaz de levantarse, y los servicios de emergencia estaban sobrecargados. Jordan llegó en cinco minutos y transportó a los Luallin a un sitio seguro. Los llevó a su casa donde se secaron y les dio de comer y donde se quedaron durante casi un mes hasta que se mudaron a un apartamento.“¿Cree usted que el Señor nos abandonó? No, él estaba allí con nosotros”, dijo Luallin. “La gente trajo cajas, cosas empacadas, y se llevó las nuestras para enviarlas a la lavandería y a la tintorería. No hubiéramos podido hacer todo por nuestra cuenta”.Lois Luallin, a la izquierda, le cuenta a  Curry como ella y su marido, Duane, fueron rescatados por Robert Jordan, guardián mayor de la iglesia de La Trinidad, en Baytown, mientras las aguas del huracán Harvey inundaban su casa de 40 años. Foto de Carol Barnwell.La iglesia de La Trinidad también le sirvió desayuno a los primeros intervinientes y le brindó alimento a toda hora a cualquiera que estuviera hambriento.“Obispo Curry, puede sentirse alentado de que el Movimiento de Jesús está vivo en La Trinidad”, le dijo la Rda. Micki Ríos, diácona de esa iglesia.Durante su visita a Texas, Curry y su equipo también se reunieron con clérigos hispanos de la iglesia episcopal de San Mateo en el suroeste de Houston.El Rdo. Janssen Gutiérrez, rector de San Mateo, acababa de empezar su nuevo trabajo cuando Harvey derribó cuatro de los seis edificios del campus. La congregación de 300 a 400 feligreses estuvo congregándose en tiendas de campaña durante dos meses y actualmente ha visto acrecido su número, dijo Gutiérrez.Andy Doyle, obispo de la  Diócesis de Texas, a la derecha, observa mientras algunas personas toman fotos con sus celulares del obispo Curry que posa con miembros de la iglesia episcopal de San Mateo. Foto de Carol BarnwellEl Rdo. Pedro López, vicario de la iglesia de San Pedro, en el sureste de Houston, contó que los vecinos ayudaban a los vecinos. “Nos convertimos en distribuidores de alimentos durante casi dos meses”, dijo.  “La iglesia fue fundamental en ayudar a las personas a encontrar lo que necesitaban. Acudieron millares de personas”.Curry les agradeció a los miembros de la iglesia que hubieran preparado, la segunda mañana de la visita, un abundante desayuno con pupusas,  hojuelas de plátano y frijoles colorados hechos en casa.Él les recordó que Jesús siempre alimentaba a la gente antes de enseñarles.“Durante los momentos de prueba, cuando la Iglesia está abierta para ofrecer apoyo, esa es la alimentación de la gente”, dijo. Cuando ayudan a las personas a arreglar sus autos para que puedan ir a trabajar, eso es alimentar a la gente. Gracias por lo que han hecho. Quiero ofrecerles el amor, el afecto y las oraciones de nuestros hermanos y hermanas de la Iglesia Episcopal. Ellos están prestos a unirse a ustedes en el trabajo de la reconstrucción”.Curry también visitó la iglesia episcopal de Santo Tomás [St. Thomas] en el suroeste de Houston donde el grupo fue amenizado brevemente por varios estudiantes que tocaban gaitas en el patio. La iglesia y la escuela de 600 estudiantes resultó seriamente afectada por las inundaciones por tercera vez en dos años. A resulta de lo cual gran parte de la escuela tiene que ser reconstruida.El grupo concluyó su recorrido de la zonas afectadas en la iglesia Emanuel [Emmanuel Church], donde fueron recibidos por el rector, Rdo. Andy Parker. El edificio de Emanuel está desnudo luego de que el campus se inundara cuando dejaron salir el agua de los depósitos de reserva en los días siguientes al Harvey. Han removido todo hasta las bases, y también deben reemplazar el revestimiento externo.Miembros del equipo del obispo primado Michael Curry, personal de la Diócesis de Texas y miembros de la iglesia Emanuel y del templo Sinaí se reúnen para orar al término de la visita pastoral del Obispo Primado a las áreas afectadas por el Harvey. Foto de Carol Barnwell.La congregación de Emanuel sigue reuniéndose en el vecino templo Sinaí [una sinagoga] donde no pasa inadvertida la sacralidad de colocar el altar temporal encima de la plataforma desde donde se lee la Torá.“Ha sido una bendición cada semana¨, dijo la rabina Annie Belford, aunque ella reconoce que algunos de los miembros de su congregación se sorprendieron de tener una cruz en su santuario. “La colaboración cariñosa es increíble. Es lo que hacemos por nuestros prójimos”.La rabina Annie Belford del templo Sinaí, a la izquierda, y el Rdo. Andy Parker, rector de la iglesia episcopal Emanuel en Houston posan con el Obispo Primado durante una visita de Curry a Emanuel. Belford se puso en contacto con Parker inmediatamente después de que Emanuel se inundó  —luego que vaciaran los depósitos de agua de Houston en agosto pasado— para ofrecer un espacio de culto en el templo Sinaí.  Foto de Carol Barnwell.Esa bendición fluye en ambos sentidos, explicó Belford. “En el curso de todo esto, a mi madre le diagnosticaron cáncer y las mujeres de Emanuel le hicieron una manta de retazos de manera que ella duerme todas las noches arropada por las oraciones de la iglesia Emanuel”.El Obispo Primado le preguntó a todas las personas con quienes se reunió lo que querían decirles a sus hermanos episcopales, Para una persona, todo el mundo reconocía que recibir oraciones y apoyo de los demás les había dado impulsos para proseguir.Lance Ferguson, recién electo guardián mayor en Emanuel, dijo, “hemos tenido ayuda de todas partes del mundo. No lo logramos solos, y eso les ha abierto los ojos a la gente aquí. Uno puede sobreponerse a cualquier cosa si sabe que cuenta con apoyo”, afirmó.Algunas encuestas hechas por el Fondo Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo después de Harvey mostraban que en sólo unos pocos meses, y con el apoyo económico y los suministros enviados por episcopales de todo el país y del mundo, la Iglesia Episcopal en la Diócesis de Texas ha prestado servicios a más de 90.000 personas afectadas por la tormenta.“Nos alzamos sobres vuestros hombros”, dijo Richie, el diácono de San Esteban. “Es el vigor de toda la Iglesia el que ha hecho posible la labor que se ha realizado aquí”.Curry alentó al grupo que se reunió para adorar en Emanuel. “Ustedes, nosotros, no estamos solos, aunque a veces lo sintamos así”, dijo Curry. “Somos hechos para Dios y los unos para los otros, e incluso en medio del infierno puede haber atisbos de cielo cuando no estamos solos”, expresó. resaltando las muchas veces que los vecinos han acudido en ayuda de sus  vecinos durante las inundaciones del Harvey y después.Yendo más lejos, la misión de la Iglesia se orientará hacia la restauración y la reconstrucción, y eso exigirá mucho apoyo, de las iglesias episcopales de la Diócesis de Texas y de más allá. Al Rdo. Stacy Stringer lo han nombrado director de recuperación del huracán para supervisar los centros regionales en las zonas afectadas que ayudarán a coordinar los empeños de reconstrucción que se calcula que tomen de dos a tres años.“Estamos muy agradecidos de la visita pastoral del obispo Curry y de sus garantías de oraciones y apoyo continuos de la Iglesia de que él fue portador”, dijo Doyle. “Nosotros también seguimos orando por nuestros hermanos y hermanas que se han visto afectados por huracanes, incendios y deslaves. Es en momentos como estos que nuestra comunidad de creyentes resplandece”.– Carol Barnwell es directora de comunicaciones de la Diócesis Episcopal de Texas. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Women Allege Gender, Race Discrimination At Salesforce

first_imgIBJ for www.theindianalawyer.comTwo women employed in the Indianapolis offices of Salesforce.com Inc. have filed federal discrimination lawsuits against the cloud-software giant, claiming the company passed them over for promotions on multiple occasions because of their race and gender.Tanya Blackwell, who turned or turns 45 this year, and Maria Boyd, whose age was not mentioned in court records, each filed civil suits in the past month in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The suits follow complaints Blackwell and Boyd filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, court documents said.Blackwell, who’s black, and Boyd, who’s Puerto Rican, are seeking damages for “wages, benefits, compensation, and other monetary loss suffered,” although exact figures were not specified in the suits.Blackwell, who also alleged she was underpaid, no longer works for the San Francisco-based company, which employs about 1,400 in Indianapolis. Boyd’s employment status is not clear.Andrew Dutkanych, an attorney with Biesecker Dutkanych & Macer LLC in Evansville, represents both women. Asked in an email if more suits were forthcoming, he said, “While additional suits are possible given the systemic nature of the allegations, there are no additional suits presently planned or on the immediate horizon.”Salesforce declined to respond to the allegations, saying it does not comment on pending litigation.The allegations run counter to the stated philosophy of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who’s an outspoken proponent of equal pay and rights for women and minorities.Last spring, Benioff said the company would analyze and then eliminate its gender pay gap, and in a blog post last month the company said it spent $3 million doing so in 2015. That amounted to raises for about 1,000 women and men out of about 17,000  employees globally.Blackwell said in a suit, filed Thursday, that she worked for Indianapolis-based ExactTarget Inc.—acquired by Salesforce in summer 2013—since September 2012 as a director of credit and collections. She alleged she was paid less than “similarly situated younger males and non-African-Americans” despite performing similar work. She also said she watched younger, white peers repeatedly get promoted while she remained in the same position for the final 30 months of her job.She was terminated in April 2015 after her position was eliminated, her suit said.Boyd filed her suit March 14. She began working at ExactTarget in June 2008 as a contract revenue specialist, and, after two promotions, was a global manager of credit and collections by November 2013. She reported to Blackwell.Salesforce promotes employees in November and May, the lawsuit said, so in September 2014 Blackwell recommended Boyd’s promotion for the ensuing November round. Boyd was not promoted.When Blackwell followed up about the reason Boyd was passed over, she was told Boyd’s promotion “fell through the cracks” because officials behind the promotions didn’t receive a signature from a senior vice president, the suit alleges. Ultimately, the suit said, Blackwell was told that Boyd would be part of the next round of promotions in May 2015.Boyd was not promoted then or in subsequent rounds, according to the lawsuit, which claims the company has “a disproportionate number of males and Caucasians across its upper levels of management.”While Boyd’s lawsuit didn’t indicate whether she was still with Salesforce, her LinkedIn profile says she’s a global manager of credit and collections at Salesforce’s Indianapolis offices.Blackwell not only suffered from a lack of pay and promotions, her lawsuit said, but also was assigned to report to one of her co-workers who, like her, was a director. Meanwhile, her male, non-African-American counterparts reported to Senior Vice President Lisa Edwards, the suit said.On or around April 16, 2015, Blackwell said she spoke with human resources official Angela Whatley about how she perceived she was being treated at Salesforce, and the fact that the company effectively ignored her suggestion to promote Boyd. Five days later, Blackwell’s job was eliminated.When asked what evidence Blackwell had for her pay discrimination allegations, Dutkanych said in an email, “She was aware of the compensation her peers received.”According to her LinkedIn profile, Blackwell now is a senior director of global credit and collections at Discovery Communications Inc. in Washington, D.C.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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G. Love And Special Sauce Close Out Fox Theatre 25th Anniversary Month [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images The famed Boulder venue, The Fox Theatre, opened on March 6th, 1992. Twenty-five years later, the space is still going strong as one of the most preeminent music venues on Colorado’s Front Range. This past month, the Fox Theatre celebrated its long-standing history with a 25th anniversary month jam-packed with performances by a bunch of our favorite acts. To it all out, The Fox Theatre tapped G. Love and Special Sauce to play the final performance of their insane March musical calendar on March 31st. You can check out photos from G. Love and Special Sauce’s show marking an end to the Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary month below, courtesy of Alan Westman.last_img

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Food for thought

first_imgWhat can we learn about the Industrial Revolution from a 19th century recipe? What can we discern about culture from a 17th century banquet menu? What can a Reconstruction-era cookbook tell us about architecture? Quite a bit, actually.Seventeen scholars, academics, and foodies from across the globe gathered in the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for “Reading Historic Cookbooks: A Structured Approach,” a weeklong seminar designed to teach researchers and scholars how to discern valuable data from recipes, menus, and cookbooks.Led by Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, the honorary curator of the culinary collection at the Schlesinger Library, students spent last week examining British and American texts from three centuries and learning how to approach such texts systematically in order to discern information from various fields of study.“This kind of analysis is very helpful when trying to get information out of cookbooks,” said William Rubel, a writer and cook who focuses on traditional cooking methods. “This focuses one’s attention on the details, and the devil very often is in the details. The seminar helps us learn how to see between the lines to derive information from what’s implicitly said and also what’s missing.”During one morning session, a participant talked about a 17th century recipe that called for pushing food through a colander using an apple. A fellow scholar asked whether the recipe intended the cook to use a piece of fruit or a round object that might have been dubbed “an apple.” As debate ensued and doubt was expressed, a smile broke on Wheaton’s face.“I told you when we started that we would know less at the end of the week than we did at the beginning,” she said.Wheaton, a renowned culinary scholar, got the idea for the seminar while researching her book, “Savoring the Past: The French Kitchen and Table from 1300 to 1789,” which entailed reading cookbooks spanning that period.“I had to figure out for myself how to read them,” she said. “You cannot read three cookbooks and see how they’re different. You need to be systematic.”Wheaton distributed several cookbook readings for the week that span various centuries in Britain and America. At first, students are asked simply to look at the obvious: what is being cooked. By the end of the week, she challenges them to examine the language, ingredients, and tools used to discern how these books fit into the lives of people in their time and place.“The Closet of Sir Kenelme Digby,” written in 1669, gives hints of the introduction of science to the kitchen. A book from 1825 reveals the beginnings of temperance sentiments that would lead to Prohibition nearly a century later. And in a nod to industrialization, a “Mrs. Putnam’s” cookbook from the mid-19th century references brand-name, machine-made kettles and griddles.Wheaton began offering her seminar in the early ’90s, and has held it in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto. This was the second time she has taught it at Radcliffe. In recent years, Wheaton said she has seen a proliferation of academics attending, as the field of culinary history has grown and scholars in other areas realize the value of cookbooks as a primary source for research.“Food is one of the basic life things that humans have used to make an identity for themselves,” she said. “Yes, we need it. But we have used it also to create a system of beliefs, nationality, and culture.”The course has long attracted “an interesting variety of people.” In addition to several scholars and authors, a number of food and book enthusiasts were present: Nach Waxman, who owns the noted culinary bookshop Kitchen Arts & Letters in New York; Suzi Sheffield, a restaurant owner from Columbia, S.C.; and Kathleen Wall, the colonial foodways culinarian at Plimoth Plantation.As participants discussed their readings, expertise emerged. One knew all about the virtues of glass butter churns over wooden ones (the wooden ones rot easily and can make butter spoil), while another chimed in on regional barbecue techniques, and another explained how pressure cookers changed the socioeconomic status of families in India by freeing women from the kitchen and allowing them to work.“You’re getting a bunch of like-minded people together in one space,” said Regina Sexton, an author who teaches at University College Cork in Ireland. “That’s invaluable in its own right.”A special treat for participants was when Wheaton brought out treasures from the Schlesinger Library vault. Home to 15,000 culinary works, the Schlesinger’s culinary collection is one of the largest and oldest of its type, attracting academics and researchers from around the world. Begun as a collection intended to document the domestic focus and contributions of women, it has expanded to become an international collection covering culinary history, the cooking professions, gastronomy, the history of domestic life and management, and the role of food in history and culture.Cookbooks, Wheaton explained, are somewhat harder to collect than other kinds of antiquarian works. Because they’re intended for frequent use, they’re kept in kitchens, not libraries, and are often soiled, written in, stained, and generally battered.“Here, we have a genuine, authentic 19th century splotch,” she told her class as she walked around with a tattered volume.Students exclaimed over a handwritten cookbook put together by a group of British women (as a precursor to the Junior League and church cookbooks that would become popular in the following centuries) and took photographs as Wheaton walked around with obscure volumes by the likes of Gervase Markham, Miss Leslie, and Richard Bradley.Back when she picked up her first old cookbook in the ’60s, Wheaton remembers being the only person she knew who was interested in such things.“Fifty years later, I’m still reading, still trying to make sense of them,” she said, as her cohorts chatted around her. “But I’m not alone anymore.”last_img read more

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Dengue fever kills 11, infects hundreds in East Nusa Tenggara regency

first_imgThe Sikka administration has also requested 10 more doctors from the Health Ministry to help with the outbreak.Benediktus Lukas Raja, a Sikka Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) member, told The Jakarta Post that the Sikka administration had to take more serious steps to handle the outbreak.“There had been 11 dengue fever patients [who died]. We ask the administration and our friends at the Health Ministry to be more proactive,” Benediktus said.He said the dengue fever response should involve all stakeholders, including the Health Ministry, community health centers (Puskesmas), village heads, subdistrict heads, village heads and community heads.He added that the Health Agency should make a master plan to handle other possible disease outbreaks, such as malaria and filariasis.“People working in health care should not think that we have to be sick first to get treatment, instead they should think about how to minimize the number of sick people. There is no point building a luxurious health facility if the number of sick people keeps going up,” he said. (gis)Topics : Eleven people have died due to dengue fever in Sikka regency, East Nusa Tenggara, while up to 1,057 people have been infected since the beginning of the year, the Sikka Health Agency reported.Sikka Regent Robby Idong declared an Extraordinary Occurrence (KLB) in relation to the dengue outbreak in January. Sikka Health Agency acting head Petrus Herlemus, said the KLB had been extended to March 2020, the third such extension since the KLB was first announced.Petrus also said the medical team in Sikka was now on 24-hour alert to handle incoming dengue patients.last_img read more

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Inside Emily Palmer’s property empire

first_imgAll the properties have been fetching good rental, including the one that’s currently on the market for sale in Corinda. That home’s rent was appraised at $640 week, and sits across from Dunlop Park, the Oxley Football Club and Dunlop Pool with the 18-hole Oxley Golf Course a five-minute walk away. In 2010 she had it listed for rent at $450 a week, which went to $495 two years ago and this month raised further to $640 a week. PALMER PRINCESS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO: (Homes listed to E Palmer) More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Paradise Point, QLD, 4216 House: 4 bed 4 bath 828sqm Sale Price: $1,600,000 Sale Date: 26 Oct. 2012 Yaroomba, QLD, 4573 Unit: 3 bed 2 bath 282sqm Sale Price: $928,500 Sale Date: 19 Apr. 2006 819 Oxley Road Corinda, QLD, 4075 House: 4 bed 3 bath 405sqm Sale Price: $120,000 Sale Date: 4 May 2003 Little Mountain, QLD, 4551 House: 3 bed 2 bath 2,099sqm Sale Price: $100,000 Sale Date: 12 Mar 1990 Taringa, QLD, 4068 House: 3 bed 2 bath 407sqm Sale Price: $75,000Sale Date: 29 Jul. 1982 Broadbeach Waters, QLD, 4218 House: 3 bed 2 bath 817sqm Sale Price: $0 Sale Date: ? (Source: CoreLogic) Ms Palmer is also fortunate enough to own a great rental property in university suburb Taringa, which of course is on the same river peninsula as the University of Queensland. It’s a beautiful art deco home that the young lady has had upgraded. It was bought for $75,000 in 1982 — 13 years before she was born.But by far the most luxurious of them all is a four bed mansion in Paradise Point on the Gold Coast — a stunning four bedroom, four bathroom home that was bought for $1.8m on her 18th birthday. The outlook at her Paradise Point property. Clive Palmer holding Mary, his baby daughter with second wife Anna (far left), and flanked by Emily and Michael, his son and daughter from his first marriage in this file picture supplied by Clive Palmer. Picture: SuppliedBEING the daughter of embattled businessman Clive Palmer does have its perks, like being able to sell off one of your six residential properties to raise some cash.Emily Palmer, Clive’s 23-year-old daughter from his first marriage, is listed as owning six properties — five of which she ended up with after the untimely death of her mother, Susan over a decade ago.It’s one of those homes that she’s decided to sell — a four-bedroom house at 819 Oxley Road in Corinda, 8.8 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. The property had been bought three years before her mother passed away for $120,000 and the land alone was last year valued at $300,000, according to CoreLogic records.The list of titles have set her up so comfortably, she doesn’t need her father’s finances. INSIDE CLIVE PALMER’S NEWEST BRISBANE MANSION MICHEAL PALMER NEVER HAS TO WORK A DAY IN HIS LIFE NOW PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN PROPERTY DEAL Emily Palmer’s Paradise Point mansion is the jewel in her property crown. Picture: Realestate.com.au Her titles include a three bedroom, two bathroom house on a large 817sqm block in popular Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast.She also owns a three bedroom unit at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast that was listed as having sold to the family for $928,000 over a decade ago, and is now in her name.There’s also a three bed house on a massive 2099sqm block in Little Mountain that was bought for $100,000 four years before she was born. That one’s a three bedroom, two bathroom home. Quite an iconic view from her Broadbeach Waters investment.last_img read more

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Yankees’ Don Larsen, the only pitcher to throw a perfect game in World Series, dies at 90

first_imgaw, RIP Don Larsen. At least he & Yogi can hug together again. pic.twitter.com/Qv8e2TI7ZF— Andrew Mearns (@MearnsPSA) January 2, 2020 WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 22:31 IST Yankees’ Don Larsen, The Only Pitcher To Throw A Perfect Game In World Series, Dies At 90 New York Yankees’ legend Don Larsen passed away at the age of 90 on January 1, 2020. Larsen was the only player to pitch a perfect game in the World Series. Abhishek Shetty We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Don Larsen, who remained a welcome & familiar face at our annual Old-Timers’ Day celebrations. The Yankees organization extends its deepest condolences to Don’s family and friends during this difficult time. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/OgOdofzSTS— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 2, 2020 FOLLOW US New York Yankees’ legend and former pitcher Don Larsen passed away at the age of 90 on January 1, 2020. Larsen was the only player to pitch a perfect game in the World Series. The record came against Brooklyn Dodgers in match 5 of the World Series on October 8, 1956.Andrew Levy, who is Don Larsen’s representative, confirmed the news of the legend’s death via a tweet. Don Larsen retired in 1968 after an illustrious 15-year career which started in 1953  During his Major League Baseball career, Larsen pitched for Yankees, St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Athletics, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Houston Colt .45s, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs. Also Read | Marshawn Lynch Should’ve Joined Raiders Instead Of Seahawks According To Derek Carr Written By COMMENT Also Read | Marshawn Lynch Went ‘Beast Mode’ For His Seattle Seahawks Comeback, Secret Training RegimeNew York Yankees paid their tribute to Don LarsenDon Larsen’s perfect game in the World Series against Brooklyn Dodgers is a record which is yet to be broken. Larsen (while talking about his performance) said, “I never had that kind of control in my life.” The New York Yankees released a statement post the legend’s death. It called Don Larsen’s perfect game as a defining moment for their franchise. The statement also read, “The unmitigated joy reflected in his embrace with Yogi Berra after the game’s final out will forever hold a secure place in Yankees lore. It was the pinnacle of baseball success and a reminder of the incredible, unforgettable things that can take place on a baseball field.”Also Read | Antonio Brown Impresses New Orleans Saints With Workout But No Deal Imminent The world is less “perfect” today. Don Larsen, the only man to pitch a perfect game in World Series history, is gone. Goodbye, my friend. We will miss you! @dcone36 @BoomerWells33 @Yankees @MLB @YESNetwork @WFAN660 @MLBNetwork @espn pic.twitter.com/X9X9y3gbSM— Andrew Levy (@ALevyNYC) January 2, 2020 Also Read | Yankees Star James Paxton Welcomes New $324 Million Superstar Gerrit Cole First Published: 2nd January, 2020 22:31 ISTlast_img read more

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