Milestone achieved in the fight to end homelessness

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Florida Hospital reports a nearly 60 percent reduction in emergency department visits by the formerly homeless involved in the pilot program who have been housed one year or more“Our region’s efforts to house our homeless population is another example of the power of collaboration. Florida Hospital’s commitment to ending chronic homelessness was a catalyst for developing a coordinated, long-term solution to address one of our region’s most complex challenges,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “I am proud that as a result of this partnership, our community has surpassed our initial goal under the Housing First model.”Significant strides have been made outside the Florida Hospital-related funding, too. During the same time, more than 580 additional chronically homeless Central Floridians were housed as a result of the Regional Housing First efforts.“While much has been accomplished, an immense need remains,” said Martha Are, executive director of the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida. “We know there are at least 1,000 more chronically homeless men and women in Central Florida who need our help with housing.”For the formerly homeless such as Ann Anderson, a house, and the key services are literally life-changing.“Having a home is a huge blessing,” said Anderson, who lived in a tent behind a business in Orange County. Anderson said she appreciates the simple things, like being able to get a glass of cold water to drink.Elected officials who have been supportive of the Housing First initiative applauded the efforts and results the region is experiencing so far.“As a region, we have a proven track record of success through collaboration. On issues that range from affordable housing to the intensely complex issue of homelessness, we’re more effective when working as a region,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Through an interdisciplinary approach that includes not just the jurisdictions, but also our health care, housing, social services and mental health professionals, we’ve been able to align priorities in support of ‘Housing the First 100’ program. Through the Homeless Services Network, and in partnership with Florida Hospital, we’ve been able to make real progress in housing a very vulnerable group of high-need, chronically homeless individuals.”To learn more about the Housing First initiative in Central Florida, go here. August 3, 2017 at 5:29 pm Chronic Homelessness in Central Florida | Osceola Homeless Voice […] (Excerpt) read more The Apopka Voice […] TAGSCentral Florida Commission on HomelessnessFlorida HospitalHomelessness Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articlePublic meeting on new Errol development scheduled for July Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Leaders announce that hundreds of formerly homeless now have homes  Executives with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and Florida Hospital joined Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez, Osceola County Commissioner Peggy Choudhry, and Seminole County Commissioner John Horan to announce more than 100 formerly homeless people have moved into homes as a result of the region’s “Housing First” initiative.In 2014, Florida Hospital made a $6 million donation to end chronic homelessness in Central Florida — the largest one-time private commitment of its kind. Central Florida leaders leveraged this contribution to launch a campaign to end the cycle of chronic homelessness in the region by transitioning to the Housing-First model, in which the chronically homeless are provided a home, extensive support services, and case managers.“We are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone in Central Florida’s history. This pilot to build a new system of care would not be possible were it not for the collaboration and support of our community partners in the tri-county area,” said Shelley Lauten, CEO of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. “While the pilot shows great promise, it is important we remember the work we have done as a community must not stop. We will continue to work together to effectively end chronic homelessness in Central Florida — by making it rare, brief and one time.”The Housing First model is a proven approach that seeks to end the vicious cycle of chronic homelessness that costs communities, local governments, hospitals and businesses millions of dollars each year.shelterWhen Florida Hospital joined the initiative with its donation, the organization identified 100 homeless Central Floridians who most frequently visited the emergency department during a one-year period. In that time, their combined total hospital charges were nearly $15 million in uncompensated care.“Every day, hundreds of people enter our emergency rooms. We provide life-saving surgeries, treat their infections and try to heal them. But if a patient is homeless and has no social, financial, mental or medical support, they return to our hospitals time and time again,” Daryl Tol, president, and CEO of Florida Hospital and the Central Florida Region – Adventist Health System. “While there is a cost benefit to ending chronic homeless, as a faith-based organization, it’s what we are called to do. We believe housing is healing.”On Thursday, leaders of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, Homeless Services Network, and other community partners shared several results of this pilot project including:168 people housed since September 201573 additional people are receiving case management and are waiting for a homeMore than $4 million has been spent so far for the Housing First program:$2.5 million for case management$1.2 million for housing Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Congress used to pass bipartisan legislation – will it ever again?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFocus on CongressThe Conversation Previous articlePredictions for 2019’s Hottest PurchasesNext articleCervical Cancer Awareness Month: 13,000 women diagnosed every year Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Focus on CongressBy Jeffrey D. Grynaviski, Wayne State UniversityCongress seemingly hasn’t accomplished much apart from a tax cut and criminal justice reform since the election of President Trump in 2016, despite all three branches being controlled by the GOP.Will that record get even worse now that the U.S. has divided government?As a political scientist who studies Congress, I find it tempting to look to political history for guidance on what could happen with the new Congress.Yet, if you look at the previous two instances since World War II where the United States had this form of divided government, the implications for legislative productivity could not be more different.Some are productiveThe two other Congresses whose political makeup was closest to today’s 116th were the 98th, which sat from 1983-1985, and the 112th Congress, which sat from 2011-2013.The common denominators for these three Congresses are that the incumbent president is up for re-election, the Senate is controlled by the president’s party and the House of Representatives is controlled by the opposition.During the 98th Congress, Republican Ronald Reagan was president, with his party holding a 55-to-45 majority in the Senate and a whopping 103-seat deficit in the House, where Massachusetts Democrat Tip O’Neill was speaker.Historians generally hold the 98th Congress in high regard for its bipartisanship during a period of divided government. As reported by the political scientist David Mayhew in his landmark study, “Divided We Govern,” its most important legislative accomplishments included:-The declaration of Martin Luther King’s birthday as a federal holiday;–Amendments to Social Security to preserve the pension system’s solvency that increased taxes and cut benefits;–A major revision of the federal criminal code that included increased penalties for drug trafficking and terrorism;–Reduction of the deficit through a package of spending cuts and tax hikes.Looking beyond these highlights, the total of 667 laws enacted by the 98th Congress was well above the historical average of about 552 passed per Congress since the early 1970s.President Barack Obama delivers the 2011 State of the Union address to the 112th Congress.White House/Chuck KennedyOthers are unproductiveDemocrat Barack Obama was president during the more recent 112th Congress.Following the Republican midterm sweep in 2010, Democrats held a 53 (including independents who caucused with Democrats) to 47 majority in the Senate, but trailed Republicans by 49 seats in the House.This Congress arguably exhibited the most intransigent partisan divisions of the post-war period.According to the Brookings Institute’s Vital Statistics on Congress, the 283 laws passed by the 112th were the fewest enacted by any Congress going back at least until the Korean War.One thing should be pointed out in defense of Congress’ low productivity in recent years. Congressional scholar David Mayhew has written in Politico that counting the number of enacted laws is an overly simplistic measure of productivity.That’s because Congress has increasingly turned to so-called “omnibus” legislation, or legislative packages that sweep up lots of smaller measures into one large bill.As a result, one important bill passed by Congress today might reasonably be considered as equal to multiple major successes for a previous Congress. For example, Mayhew argues that the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the American Taxpayers Relief Act of 2012, both of which attempted to address the budgetary crises during Obama’s first term, were important omnibus legislative accomplishments.Nevertheless, the contrast between the two Congresses is stark.Democrats and Republicans in the 98th Congress compromised to keep the country’s entitlement system solvent for decades. The 112th Congress, on the other hand, was dominated by partisan brinkmanship over debts and deficits that led to the downgrading of the United States’ credit rating, a key measure of the economy’s health.Growing divisions are keyArguably, the most important difference between the 98th and 112th Congress was the sharp increase in ideological polarization between Democrat and Republican politicians that made compromise increasingly difficult.During the early 1980s, many southern white voters retained their loyalty to conservative Democrats in the House and Senate who had heretofore resisted the civil rights movement and integration.As a result, there was a constituency within the Democratic Party in Congress that was more ideologically predisposed to cut a deal with Reagan. It is notable, for example, that during the 98th Congress, Social Security reform included both tax increases – which Democrats liked – and cuts to benefits – which Republicans liked.However, it was also in the early 1980s that conservative politicians and voters in the South increasingly aligned with the Republican Party. Largely because of this partisan realignment, by the mid-1990s there was little – if any – overlap in the ideological convictions of Democrats and Republicans in Congress.In other words, from the 98th to the 112th Congress, fewer and fewer members of the two major parties agreed on potential resolutions to the issues of the day. Compromise became harder to reach.Given the current political climate, it is difficult to imagine a reprise of the productive 98th Congress. Would President Trump agree to increased payroll taxes to pay for Social Security and Medicare? Would Speaker Pelosi agree to benefit cuts to those programs? Unlikely.They did a lotIt is not at all clear how the controversies surrounding President Trump will affect the behavior of the new Congress.Probably the closest historical analogues are the various Congresses that exercised strong oversight of the president.The 93rd Congress (1973-1974) held hearings on Nixon’s role in Watergate; the 100th Congress (1987-1988) conducted an investigation into the Iran-Contra scandal during the second Reagan administration; and the 106th Congress (1999-2000) exercised their oversight when the House voted to impeach President Bill Clinton and the Senate failed to impeach him over the Monica Lewinsky scandal.All three Congresses maintained reasonably high levels of legislative productivity based on the total number of enactments and the number of important bills that were passed. That happened despite the government in all three cases being divided.The 93rd Congress’ accomplishments included passage of the War Powers Act;creation of the modern congressional budget system; andpassage of the United States’ first meaningful system of campaign finance regulation.The 100th Congress passed significant enhancements to the landmark Clean Water Act of 1972; legislation to maintain and upgrade the nation’s transportation systems; and ratification of an arms treaty, which required the U.S. and Soviet Russia to destroy a substantial percentage of their nuclear weapons.The 106th Congress passed landmark banking reform legislation, normalized trade relations with China and wrote rules governing litigation over anticipated problems arising from the turn of the millennium, or Y2K.How much will they do?Does the return of divided government in the current Congress mean not much will happen over the next two years? On this question, history doesn’t provide clear guidance.In terms of legislative productivity, the divided 98th Congress is a positive example of Democrats and Republicans cooperating to do the people’s business. But during the 112th, divided government almost crippled Congress.Because of today’s high levels of partisan polarization, the unproductive 112th Congress probably provides the best framework for thinking about what to expect in the next two years.Yet it is also the case that bipartisan compromise was part of Reagan’s pathway to re-election in 1984. It’s an open question whether that is a route that President Trump wants to pursue – and whether congressional Democrats are more willing to make concessions in order to chalk up legislative victories of their own than the Republicans were during the 112th. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Jeffrey D. Grynaviski is a Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 7 – RWC Edition

first_imgMonday Oct 29, 2007 Try Savers & Rib Breakers 7 – RWC Edition With a brilliant rugby World Cup having just finished, it’s now time for the much anticipated latest installment of the widely acclaimed Try Savers & Rib Breakers. In this edition we feature some classic clips from the 2007 tournament, some of which you may have seen before on here, others that are totally new. It also features a few extras from previous tournaments that are bound to stir the memory banks. So sit back, relax, tell the boss you’re having a 5 minute break, and enjoy these bone crunchers from possibly one of the best World Cup’s to date. Thanks for staying true to the original and best Rugby videos archive, Participate in the community and post your comment below letting us know what you think of this edition of Try Savers & Rib Breakers. Down With the Sickness by Disturbed ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Try Savers & Rib Breakers Related Articles 331 WEEKS AGO Try Savers and Rib Breakers 13 478 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12 – Rugby World… 578 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 11 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, Try This Tonight – You’ll Never Need the Blue Pill Again!Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Animal Health Trust chooses Sovereign’s Will-writing service

first_imgThe Animal Health Trust, based in Newmarket, is working with Sovereign Will and Probate Services Ltd to offer a Will-writing service for its supporters.Nick Plumb, Operations Director at Sovereign, the provider of Solicitor’s in-home Will-writing services throughout England and Wales, explained how they help charities boost their income from legacies.“Like all charities,” he said, “the Animal Health Trust views a legacy in a Will as a most generous gift that enables them to carry on their work. However, time off work and a trip into town to see a solicitor can be very inconvenient, and many well-intentioned charity supporters may not actually get around to making a Will. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 June 2006 | News Animal Health Trust chooses Sovereign’s Will-writing service  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “This means that when they die, not only will the charity not receive the legacy that the deceased intended, but there could also be financial problems for the family of the deceased. Their assets may not pass to who they would have wanted, and there could even be an inheritance tax burden for their beneficiaries.”The new Will-writing service will enable AHT supporters to make make their Wills in the privacy of their homes at their convenience. A Sovereign consultant will visit them at home anywhere in England and Wales to guide them through the instruction-taking process. The client’s Wills are then produced by Sovereign’s Solicitors within 14 working days, ready for signing and witnessing. The client receives a discount in Sovereign’s normal fees, and Sovereign also make a donation to the Animal Health Trust for every Will written.Sovereign is planning to forge similar partnerships with two leading charities in each of the main sectors, such as cancer, mental health, heritage, and care of children.last_img read more

Meeting Nina and discussing face-to-face street fundraising tactics

first_img Howard Lake | 7 November 2012 | News Meeting Nina and discussing face-to-face street fundraising tactics Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual givingcenter_img  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Paul Crosland interviews Nina, a face-to-face fundraiser in London for the past two and a half years. She explains why she chose to do the job and why she is good at it. “Everyone no brings you one step closer to a yes” is indicative of her persistent and positive approach. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Reforestación: Cuba lidera el camino

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Antes de 1492, lo que hoy es Estados Unidos tenía alrededor de mil millones de acres de bosques. Desde 1600 en adelante, al menos 286 millones de acres fueron destruidos. En una carta de 1763, Benjamin Franklin escribió: “La tierra despejada absorbe más calor y derrite la nieve más rápido”.Debido al colonialismo y al crecimiento de las corporaciones extractivas capitalistas, los bosques que anteriormente reducían el carbono fueron diezmados. Esta deforestación es parte de la crisis del calentamiento global, además del aumento masivo de carbono en la atmósfera. El mundo necesita reforestación.¡Cuba lo está haciendo!La reforestación cubana comenzó en la región de la Sierra del Rosario en 1968; Con el apoyo del gobierno revolucionario, los aldeanos locales decidieron un plan.El área había sido despojada durante la colonización española, más de 400 años desde 1492 hasta 1898. Los invasores talaron el bosque original para criar ganado y establecer plantaciones. Los árboles indígenas (cedro, ébano, caoba, majagua y otros) ya no crecían allí. A mediados de 1800, el suelo estaba degradado; La deforestación continuó hasta principios de 1900 para el pastoreo de ganado y la cría de cerdos. La población rural empobrecida trabajaba para los ganaderos o quemaba árboles para hacer carbón. En el momento de la Revolución Cubana en 1959, no quedaba nada más que palmeras aisladas.La Cuba socialista vio la necesidad de implementar proyectos sociales y económicos en las zonas rurales. El Plan Sierra del Rosario fue uno de esos proyectos. El plan de reforestación, lanzado junto con el establecimiento de servicios comunitarios, mejoraría la calidad del suelo y proporcionaría un trabajo importante para las personas en el área.Fundada en 1971, Las Terrazas recibió el nombre del sistema de plantación de terrazas e incluyó unas 5.000 hectáreas (12.355 acres) iniciales en la parte oriental de la cordillera. Los científicos ayudaron a determinar qué árboles indígenas plantar, y los aldeanos inicialmente plantaron 3.000 árboles de caoba, hibisco y teca. En ocho años, la gente del valle había plantado 6 millones de árboles.El gobierno cubano declaró que los árboles frutales deberían plantarse entre las otras especies para alimentar a la gente. Alrededor del 80 por ciento de los alimentos que se comen en Las Terrazas se cultivan localmente. Todo es orgánico, incluyendo plátanos, calabazas, toronjas, aguacates, naranjas, mandarinas, mamey, y todo se cultiva entre los árboles del bosque.Las Terrazas se construyó para proporcionar electricidad y agua corriente, con guarderías, escuelas, médicos de familia, dentistas, un laboratorio clínico y una farmacia. El proyecto mejoró las condiciones para las familias locales, a las que se unieron personal científico, proveedores de servicios públicos y artistas.La gente cría ganado para la carne, y se construyó un lago para criar peces, incluyendo truchas, tilapia y otras especies. El pueblo más tarde agregó un ecomuseo, un cine y una discoteca.Ecosistemas indígenas restauradosLos mamíferos, plantas, aves e insectos indígenas, muchos de los cuales se habían puesto en peligro bajo siglos de explotación ambiental durante el colonialismo, comenzaron a regresar, y los ecosistemas indígenas comenzaron a restaurarse. Hoy Cuba tiene 131 especies de aves, 26 de las cuales son indígenas de Cuba; el resto pasa por rutas migratorias a sus áreas de anidación. Hay 33 especies de reptiles, incluidas 17 serpientes y 11 lagartos. Algunas de las especies de mamíferos más pequeñas del mundo viven en Cuba, el solenodon cubano en peligro de extinción, la jutía conga y la jutía carabalí, han regresado al bosque.En 1985, la UNESCO reconoció el proyecto de reforestación como la Reserva de la Biosfera y agregó 25.000 hectáreas (61.776 acres) de Sierra del Rosario a las 5.000 originales. Desde entonces, la UNESCO ha reconocido cinco biosferas más en Cuba.Durante el Período Especial, después de la pérdida de comercio con la URSS y los otros antiguos socios comerciales socialistas de Cuba, combinados con el endurecimiento de su bloqueo por parte de Estados Unidos, el gobierno revolucionario apoyó el turismo ecológico y cultural y duplicó el enfoque en la sostenibilidad. Las ganancias del turismo en Las Terrazas se utilizaron para construir una biblioteca. También en el Período Especial, el cultivo orgánico se convirtió en obligatorio.El cafetal Buenavista fue restaurado de las ruinas de uno de los cafetales coloniales. Los lugareños plantaron cafetos y comenzaron a cosechar café Arábica Las Terrazas a la sombra. La miel también se produce localmente.Las Terrazas fue el primer modelo de reforestación en Cuba; Ha inspirado otros 11 proyectos de reforestación. Las otras 11 comunidades se reúnen periódicamente en Las Terrazas para intercambiar semillas indígenas para promover la biodiversidad y el comercio de productos alimenticios. La UNESCO ha reconocido a los programas de reforestación de Cuba por sus principios de incorporación de conocimientos científicos y prácticas tradicionales para fortalecer la participación de la comunidad en la planificación estratégica. Hasta la fecha, se han plantado más de 7 millones de árboles indígenas y se ha recuperado una gran cantidad de biodiversidad.Delegación de solidaridad de EE. UU. visita Las TerrazasLa 50ª Brigada Venceremos visitó Las Terrazas el 28 de julio. Conocimos a Ida, nuestra guía local, en el pueblo, y luego nos llevó al Río San Juan. La biosfera es un sitio de vacaciones popular para los trabajadores en La Habana. El río San Juan es alimentado por manantiales de azufre y es considerado como un tratamiento mineral. Nos unimos a muchos cubanos que nadan en el río y disfrutan de los bosques en sus fiestas nacionales.Los tres jardines verdes de Las Terrazas apoyan a las escuelas y la comunidad como la principal fuente de alimentos. Los aldeanos cultivan frutas, flores y plantas con usos medicinales en infusiones de hierbas y suplementos vitamínicos. Los niños de jardín de infantes tienen su propio jardín donde aprenden a cultivar alimentos, que comen a la hora del almuerzo y la merienda. Los niños incluso aprenden a hacer infusiones de hierbas con varias flores, como la manzanilla y la guayaba.El Centro de Investigación Ecológica pertenece a la Academia de Ciencias de Cuba. Los especialistas buscan especies de flora y fauna en el bosque; dos veces por semana también trabajan con estudiantes locales para enseñarles a reconocer las plantas como parte del trabajo científico. Incluso los niños pequeños saben cómo reconocer seis o siete de las plantas indígenas locales.Ida les dijo a los brigadistas: “Cuando les digo que era obligatorio cultivar todo lo que necesitábamos, no fue porque alguien vino y nos dijo que lo hiciéramos. Necesitamos hacerlo”. Y agregó: “Cultivamos productos orgánicos todo el tiempo”.Las Terrazas usa algo de energía solar y planea adquirir más cuando sea posible. La biosfera tiene regulaciones para la conservación; El Comité local para la Defensa de la Revolución toma todas las decisiones relacionadas con la sostenibilidad, como la cantidad de viviendas sostenibles para el proyecto.Nuestro guía habló del impacto del calentamiento global en las estaciones de crecimiento y la flora local. Algunas variedades de plantas ahora han desaparecido del bosque debido al calor; otros, como los mangos, están en temporada más temprano y más largos. Este julio fue el más cálido jamás registrado en el mundo. Ida nos dijo que la temperatura promedio anual durante todo el año en Cuba fue de 24° a 25° Celsius (75° a 77° F); este año tuvieron un nuevo máximo de 39.8° C (103.6° F).Ida dijo que cuando era niña, las lluvias eran tan intensas que a veces los niños se veían obligados a quedarse en la escuela durante una o dos semanas. Ahora hay lluvias estacionales que pueden durar solo tres días. Destacó que desde el principio, el plan de reforestación se centró en el medio ambiente.En los últimos años, los aldeanos comenzaron a organizar trabajos para limpiar el plástico y la basura del río donde los turistas y los cubanos han tirado basura. Se invita a los niños a unirse a la limpieza; De esta manera, su conciencia ambiental se desarrolla desde una edad temprana. La comunidad está discutiendo actualmente la necesidad de limitar el número de turistas para proteger el medio ambiente.Detener el calentamiento global requiere una rápida transición lejos del uso de combustibles fósiles. También requiere reforestación. La Cuba socialista, la Cuba revolucionaria, es un modelo para combatir el calentamiento global.Hedgecoke fue miembro de la 50ª Brigada Venceremos a Cuba.last_img read more

Air Force ROTC’s year in a glance

first_imgFacebook Marley Capper ReddIt Students respond to ‘Joker’ mass shooting threats Twitter printSarena Shilts, second to right, accepts her scholarship award and commander sword at the dining out event. Photo courtesy of Shilts.TCU’s Air Force ROTC program is ranked the number one small detachment in the country and has accomplished so many things despite its small size.The program is made up of 22 students from TCU, three from Tarleton State University, 14 from The University of Texas at Arlington, five from Tarrant County College, and two from Weatherford College. Twenty-four Cadets are currently on scholarship.Cadets in the program are enrolled in an aerospace studies course on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and a leadership laboratory on Thursday’s where the cadets practice marching and engage in group leadership projects.Annual Dining Out event Every year AFROTC detachment 845 hosts a Dining Out event and this was the first year a female won the Kenneth and Kaylynn Caldwell Leadership Excellence Award.Sarena Shilts, a senior mathematics major and cadet wing commander, was the first female to be awarded the scholarship, receiving $5,000.Kenneth Caldwell was a part of the detachment and wanted to give back to AFROTC as a way to pay tribute since he received so much from the program. “I am extremely honored and humbled to have received the award,” said Shilts. “Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell embody what it means to give back and I am overwhelming grateful for their support and for detachment 845 for making me the person I am today.” After graduation, Shilts will be attending pilot training at Laughlin Air Force base in April and said she plans to stay in Fort Worth and teach yoga until she leaves. FTXField Training Exercise, or FTX, is the AFROTC super bowl, as cadet Matthew Flynn puts it. “It’s a training exercise that the older cadets run for the underclassmen to train them for officer training that they will attend the summer between their sophomore and junior year”,” said Flynn.Dawson Vasconi, a junior training squadron commander, was in charge of planning the event and said that he loved the opportunity to plan it because it forced him to set mini-goals along the way to ensure a great training even.Cadets participating in FTX learn skills necessary for deployment. Photo courtesy of John NelsonVasconi also won a scholarship at the Dining Out event and hopes to become a financial management officer for the Air Force. Career Day AFROTC invites retired and active duty U.S. Air Force Officers and enlisted Airmen to talk to the detachment about their experiences. “Career day is one most anticipated events of the fall semester,” wrote Cadet Michael Bronn in a yearly AFROTC newsletter. Guests who attended represented 24 different career fields and spoke with cadets to give them a better understanding of prospective Air Force careers they may have. Air Force Base visit In November AFROTC cadets had the opportunity to visit and tour Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. Cadets spent two days on base and were able to talk with pilots, lawyers and many other military personnel to better understand their jobs and broaden their perspective on Air Force career fields. Social Cadets host fun social events through the year to bring the detachment together, such as volleyball tournaments, grill outs and the annual Army vs Air Force flag football game. They also host an event called Warrior Day, which consists of different teams competing in a variety of games such as football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, and relay races.AFROTC hopes to create a bigger presence on campus and continue to grow their detachment of rising leaders. Vasconi stated that his goal is to get 100 new cadets for the next school year. Bringing roundnet to campus Linkedin Marley Capper Marley Capper Previous articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2Next articleUsher applauds for each individual graduate Marley Capper RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth plans to increase civic, community engagement budget Marley Capper center_img California protestors want to go back to work Marley Capper is a senior, majoring in political science and journalism, minoring in communication studies. Capper works for Texas House Representative Matt Krause, and as group fitness instructor for the University Recreation Center. Capper hopes to attend law school, and pursue a career in politics and political reporting. Marley Capper Linkedin Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial

first_img News Follow the news on Sri Lanka July 29, 2020 Find out more Photojournalist Akila Jayawardena being manhandled by police inspector Neomal Rangajeewa at the premises of the Colombo High Court on 10 July 2020 (photo: screenshot from Newsfirst Sri Lanka’s video, by News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News to go further January 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information “Why are you taking my pictures and who you are to take my pictures?” Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa said as he grabbed Akila Jayawardane outside the courthouse in Colombo on 10 July, although the photographer works for the Ceylon Today daily and the Mawbima weekly and repeatedly showed him his press card.Rangajeewa then forcibly took Jayawardane to a police post within the court building, where he deleted all of Jayawardane’s photos.Rangajeewa’s violent behaviour has stunned many of Sri Lanka’s journalists, who regard him as being close to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and therefore fear that he shares in some of the impunity that the president enjoys.When secretary of defence from 2005 to 2015, Rajapaksa became known as the “Terminator” and as the head of the “white van commando” – so-called because of the white vans reportedly used to abduct and murder at least 14 journalists during that ten-year period.“Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa’s behaviour towards the photojournalist Akila Jayawardane is completely unacceptable,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “It speaks to the extraordinary contempt for the media among certain members of the security forces close to President Rajapaksa’s circle, who are a symbol of the ‘dark decade’ in which so many journalists were murdered. We call on the government to punish all violence by officials against Sri Lanka’s journalists.”“Gota’s list”Inspector Rangajeewa went to the courthouse on 10 July to appear as one of the main defendants in the trial of those accused in connection with a massacre at Welikada prison, in a suburb of the capital, in November 2012.When a police special task force led by Rangajeewa was sent to “to quash illegal activities within the prison walls,” they ended up killing a total 27 inmates and wounding 43 others – supposedly in the course of suppressing a mutiny. But it emerged seven years later that most of the victims were on “Gota’s list”  – then defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s list – of government opponents marked out for elimination.Sri Lanka is ranked 127th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alertscenter_img July 15, 2020 Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityPhotoreportageViolence RSF_en Organisation Sri Lankan police refuse protection to journalists threatened with death Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityPhotoreportageViolence Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the way a Sri Lankan police inspector reputedly close to the president was allowed to manhandle and threaten a newspaper photographer outside the courthouse where the inspector is being tried in connection with a prison massacre. This act of intimidation cannot go unpunished, RSF said. News January 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

The Alamo’s Statewide Roadshow

first_img WhatsApp The Alamo’s Statewide Roadshow WhatsApp Previous articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS April 9, 2018Next articleLocal students get caterpillar delivery admin Twitter The Alamo Treasures RoadshowThe Alamo’s Statewide Roadshow is scheduled to stop at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Haley Memorial Library & History Center, 1805 W. Indiana Ave., Midland.The roadshow kicked off on Monday, with its first stop in El Paso, then Midland, thereafter Lubbock and Abilene, continuing to other areas of the state throughout the month. Historians and curatorial staff from the Alamo and the General Land Office will be on hand to help attendees evaluate and document stories and artifacts.Roadshow presenters will also bring several artifacts from the Alamo and GLO Archives that will someday appear in exhibits in the forthcoming Alamo Museum and Visitor’s Center. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook Local News By admin – April 9, 2018 Pinterestlast_img read more


first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Facebook Local NewsBusiness Facebook Previous articleNewly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanupNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Failure to fix vaccine registry haunts TexasTHE POINT: The pandemic has cast a spotlight on the lack of support for our health care system. Digital AIM Web Support PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–janv. 27, 2021– DXC Technology apporte au Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024, une solution pour piloter le budget (actifs et fournisseurs) ainsi que la croissance des effectifs, pendant la préparation et le déroulé des compétitions. Affiné au cours des quatre prochaines années pour mieux répondre aux enjeux de l’organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024, cette solution sera ensuite proposée en héritage à l’ensemble des acteurs sportifs. Ce communiqué de presse contient des éléments multimédias. Voir le communiqué complet ici : (Photo: Business Wire) Ce logiciel d’entreprise préconfiguré en tant que service, permet à Paris 2024 une mise en œuvre rapide des fondations en matière de pilotage des finances et des ressources humaines. L’automatisation des processus et la fiabilisation des données métiers permettra aux équipes de gagner en efficacité et de se recentrer sur des activités à plus forte valeur ajoutée. « Organiser les Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024 est un immense défi collectif. Nous sommes ravis d’accueillir DXC Technology dans la grande famille des partenaires de Paris 2024. Ensemble, nous travaillons à développer une solution performante et adaptée au modèle spécifique de livraison des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024. Elle nous permettra de digitaliser le processus d’achat auprès des multiples fournisseurs, d’assurer un pilotage financier à la maille des sites olympiques et paralympiques, et d’accompagner la croissance rapide de nos effectifs. », Bruno Marie-Rose, Directeur de la Technologie et des Systèmes d’Information, à Paris 2024. « En tant que supporteur officiel de Paris 2024, nous sommes fiers de contribuer, grâce aux services applicatifs, partie intégrante de l’Enterprise Technology Stack, à l’organisation de cet évènement sportif majeur et d’adosser le « newDXC » et notre transformation aux valeurs du sport et de la diversité. » a déclaré Christophe Martinoli, Directeur-général DXC Technology en France. Avec ses partenaires, Paris 2024 a la volonté de construire des outils qui vivront au-delà de 2024 et qui permettront de renforcer l’expertise française dans l’événementiel sportif. C’est pourquoi, la propriété intellectuelle de cette solution est codétenue par DXC Technology et Paris 2024. Ceci permet à chacune de ces deux entités d’utiliser indépendamment les développements spécifiques réalisés par DXC Technology dans le cadre de ce partenariat, et à terme, la solution pourra être utilisée par l’ensemble des acteurs et organisateurs d’évènements sportifs. À propos de DXC Technology DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) accompagne les entreprises dans la gestion de leurs systèmes critiques et de leurs opérations en modernisant leurs infrastructure IT et architecture de données, tout en garantissant sécurité et évolutivité grâce au cloud, qu’il soit public, privé et hybride. Innovante depuis des décennies, les plus grandes entreprises mondiales font confiance à DXC pour déployer les différentes strates technologiques nécessaires aux entreprises pour atteindre de nouveaux seuils de performance, être plus compétitif et créer de nouvelles expériences client. Pour en savoir plus sur DXC et nos solutions, visitez Consultez la version source sur : CONTACT: DXC Contacts: Louise Preedy, Marketing & Communications – Southern [email protected] Antoine Roussel, Marketing & Communications – Southern [email protected] KEYWORD: FRANCE EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY HUMAN RESOURCES SOFTWARE FINANCE SOURCE: DXC Technology Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 03:00 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 03:01 AM WhatsApp Twittercenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest DXC TECHNOLOGY DEVIENT SUPPORTEUR OFFICIEL DU COMITE D’ORGANISATION DES JEUX OLYMPIQUES ET PARALYMPIQUES DE PARIS 2024last_img read more