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Gloucester prop Harden replaces Matt Stevens in England squad

first_imgGLOUCESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Rupert Harden of Gloucester in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and London Wasps at Kingsholm Stadium on December 26, 2011 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) GLOUCESTER PROP Rupert Harden has been called into the England squad for the tour to South Africa.Harden replaces Saracens’ Matt Stevens, who suffered a shoulder rotator cuff injury during Sunday’s Killik Cup victory against the Barbarians.With EPS members Henry Thomas and David Wilson injured, 26-year-old Harden will join England training this afternoon ahead of flying tomorrow.England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “Firstly, it’s really tough on Matt but he has been assessed by the medics and he wouldn’t be able to train or play for some time. We wish him all the best but it’s a great opportunity for Rupert, who has been the first choice tight head for Gloucester this season and also involved in the Saxons during the Six Nations.” He signed for Gloucester – making his debut in the Kingsholm friendly against Australia in November 2009 – and went out on loan initially to Moseley before working his way into the first team over the following two seasons and nailing down his first team place this term.Rupert HardenClub: Gloucester RugbyPosition: PropBorn: 09.05.1986 [26]Height: 1.91m (6ft 3in) Weight: 118kg (18st 8lb) Uncapped TAGS: GloucesterSaracens center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rupert Harden has established himself as Gloucester’s No.1  tight head this season, making 29 first team appearances and signing a new two-year Kingsholm contract in February.He forced his way into the England reckoning for the first time in January, joining the England Saxons EPS as an replacement for Sale Sharks’ Henry Thomas, and was included in the matchday 22 for games against O2 Ireland Wolfhounds and Scotland A.Born in Melbourne to an Australian father and English mother, he was raised on the family farm in Penrith, Cumbria, and educated in London before sixth form studies at Rugby School were followed by a History degree at Newcastle University.last_img read more

Programas que ofrecen diversión y apoyo a niños necesitados en…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Programas que ofrecen diversión y apoyo a niños necesitados en el verano Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priscilla Alcántara, de diecisiete años, al centro, disfruta nadar con algunos de los estudiantes que ella supervisa en el programa B-SAFE de la Diócesis de Massachusetts.[Episcopal News Service] Era el primer día de verano del programa B-SAFE de la Diócesis Episcopal de Massachusetts, y una de la niñas en el grupo de Priscila Alcántara se mantenía desorientada, incapaz de comunicarse con los otros niños de sexto grado, porque sus amigos se encontraban en un grupo diferente. Alcántara, una adolescente miembro del personal, le preguntó a la niña si prefería hablar con ella.Alcántara, de 17 años, se quedó junto a la niña y la ayudó a conocer a otros compañeritos. “Sentí que, si no le hablaba, ella nunca iba a conocer a otras personas… Pero terminó por darse cuenta de que eran tan agradables como sus amigos, de manera que se hizo de nuevos amigos”.Niños tímidos han estado haciendo amigos durante 13 veranos en el Programa de Verano del Obispo para Enriquecimiento Académico y Diversión (B-SAFE, por su sigla en inglés), que atiende a 625 niños de enseñanza primaria e intermedia y que cuenta con un equipo de 125 consejeros en capacitación y miembros del personal en ocho sitios del área de Boston. Durante cuatro días a la semana, los niños asisten a programas académicos seguidos por almuerzo, tiempo de lectura y paseos por las tardes a parques o instituciones culturales. Los viernes, se toman todo el día para hacer excursiones fuera de la ciudad, usualmente a una granja, a un parque, un lago o una playa.Encabezados por la iglesia de la misión episcopal de San Esteban [St. Stephen’s], en Boston, B-SAFE está asociada con 52 iglesias episcopales y cuenta con unos 1.000 voluntarios para brindar almuerzos, excursiones y otras ayudas. El programa de verano complementa una año entero de enriquecimiento extraescolar para estudiantes, el cual incluye capacitación del liderazgo y asesoría universitaria y vocacional para adolescentes. La financiación proviene de la diócesis, de donantes y de subvenciones institucionales. Un programa municipal de empleos refiere a la mayoría de los adolescentes que forman el personal de verano; de los cuales muchos atienden los programas de enriquecimiento académico.Los niños y adolescentes provienen de los barrios cercanos a los sitios donde funcionan los programas -principalmente iglesias episcopales- y reflejan la vida de esos vecindarios: con frecuencia residen en viviendas públicas y en familias que reciben servicios públicos, asisten a escuelas públicas de bajo rendimiento, y a veces provienen de casas de acogida o se han visto implicados con el sistema judicial, dijo la Rda. Liz Steinhauser, sacerdote asociada de San Esteban y directora de programas de jóvenes. Ellos representan toda una variedad de antecedentes culturales y religiosos. “La mayoría de los chicos y chicas con que trabajamos no tendrían ningún programa de verano al que asistir”, sin B-SAFE, dijo Steinhauser.El programa de Boston se encuentra entre las iniciativas episcopales, muchas de ellas en campamentos diocesanos, que extienden el territorio que ofrece diversiones y educación de verano a los chicos que no podrían costearlos de otro modo. Algunos ofrecen ayudas de becas en general; y otros se concentran en poblaciones específicas, como son los hijos de padres encarcelados.El programa B-SAFE y el de Boston de todo el año ayudan a hacer relevantes las iglesias episcopales de la ciudad y a crear conexiones dentro de los barrios y entre las poblaciones urbanas y suburbanas, explicó Steinhauser. “Al resolver una manera de reunir a voluntarios suburbanos con jóvenes de la ciudad, estamos sirviendo al cuerpo de Cristo. Estamos haciendo las conexiones entre iglesias que de otro modo no tendrían oportunidades de relacionarse”.Los programas ayudan a salvar la brecha entre escuelas urbanas pobres y escuelas suburbanas ricas. La investigación revela que la distancia se agranda debido a las mayores ofertas educativas que reciben los niños de los distritos más ricos fuera de la escuela durante el verano, añadió Steinhauser.Los adolescentes que participan se benefician de empleos valiosos, de la preparación en torno a temas tales como las relaciones saludables y el acoso escolar, y la oportunidad de visitar colegios universitarios y recibir asesoría.Michael Cordero, de 16 años, entró el programa de San Esteban cuando cursaba el tercer grado y ahora es miembro del personal que trabaja con estudiantes de tercero y cuarto grados durante el verano.“San Esteban es simplemente una especie de apertura… todo un mundo nuevo”, agregó. “El barrio en que yo estoy, no es malo. Sólo que no tiene tantas oportunidades como debiera”.San Esteban le proporcionó un empleo, la oportunidad de ver y de aprender cosas nuevas y de ser él mismo. “Cuando yo era pequeño, siempre me preguntaba: ¿Por qué son tan amables? Ellos no estaban siendo amables. Era sencillamente su manera de ser… Puesto que he estado aquí tanto tiempo, no me resulta difícil ser amable. Simplemente me resulta fácil devolver [lo que he recibido]”.Alcántara dijo que [el programa] también le había abierto las puertas, incluida su participación en la organización y servicio comunitario durante el curso escolar. El año pasado eso incluyó la reapertura de un invernadero en una escuela local. El programa es “parte de la comunidad, de manera que lo mejora todo a mi alrededor”, afirmó.Un niño intenta escalar la torre de Camp Bob en el Campamento y Centro de Conferencias de [la Iglesia] Episcopal en Kanuga, cerca de Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte.Programas residencialesMientras el programa de Massachusetts es una empresa extraescolar de un día, excepto por un campamento de cuatro días para 120 de los participantes de mayor edad, algunos programas ofrecen a niños necesitados una semana en un campamento episcopal.El Campamento y Centro de Conferencia de Kanuga, en las cercanías de Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte, comenzó a ofrecer campamentos residenciales para niños necesitados en 1988 cuando acogió a niños sin hogar procedentes de Atlanta. La iniciativa dio lugar a Camp Bob, que se inauguró en 1998 y que servirá a 800 campistas este año, la mayoría de los cuales asistirán gracias a fondos de subvenciones, parroquias, programas extraescolares y el fondo de becas de Kanuga, dijo Gary Woodhurst, director del programa Camp Bob. Una semana se concentra específicamente en niños con uno de sus padres en un proceso de despliegue militar; otra -llamada Campo Esperanza [Camp Hope]- en niños con uno de sus padres, o ambos, en prisión. Camp Bob funciona al mismo tiempo que las sesiones de verano regulares de Kanuga.“Tenemos algún adiestramiento específico [de consejeros] para nuestra población de campistas, pero en verdad gran parte del material que usamos es intercambiable con la preparación de cualquier campamento”, dijo Woodhurst. En efecto, un consejero que pasó dos semanas en Camp Kanuga dijo que había esperado que esos campistas se comportarían mejor, pero que descubrió lo contrario.Durante Camp Hope, agregó, “trabajamos categóricamente en lograr que los campistas sintieran que esto es un lugar seguro para compartir lo que van a experimentar. Gran parte de esta semana… consiste en hablar al respecto y ayudar a que los niños entiendan su situación, en que ellos siguen siendo amados tal como son -que sus padres los siguen queriendo. Tratar de ayudar cualquiera que sea la relación de ruptura que puedan tener con el padre que está encarcelado es definitivamente parte de esta semana”.El 1 de agosto, visitó el campamento Laura Kaeppeler, Miss América [2012], cuyo padre cumplió 18 meses en una prisión federal por fraude postal y quien ha centrado su campaña en orientar a niños con padres encarcelados.Camp Bob les brinda a los niños nuevas experiencias y responsabilidades. “Les ofrece más oportunidades de probar cosas nuevas en una semana de lo que jamás han logrado en el curso de un año en sus casas”, dijo Woodhurst. “Muchísimos de los campistas que vienen aquí es la primera vez que toman una [carretera] interestatal.El campamento es también un receso de todas las circunstancias que enfrentan en sus casas. “Sí, vemos a montones de campistas que se sorprenden de tener garantizadas tres comidas al día”, añadió Woodhurst.Los campistas asisten diariamente a un oficio en la capilla, que se centran en temas tales como confianza, esperanza y amor. Durante Camp Hope, también asisten a una Eucaristía el viernes. “Hacen devociones por la noche en las cabañas. Ese es el momento en que los consejeros se reúnen con sus campistas y los animan a orar y a compartir con sus compañeros de cabaña”.Joe Seddon, jefe de los consejeros para varones, dijo que él cree que el tiempo de las devociones era el más importante, cuando “podemos comenzar a desempacar las mochilas invisibles con que carga el campista”.“Creo que basta con poder ventilar [algo]… y darse cuenta de que hay alguien allí que escucha es una cosa maravillosa. Estoy seguro de que muchos de estos niños viven en situaciones en que no pueden realmente expresar sus sentimientos, y si lo hacen les van a decir que es algo malo. En Camp Bob, percibimos que una expresión de sentimientos es algo bueno. Es maravilloso cuando vemos que un niño se da cuenta de esto”.Seddon se graduó en la Universidad de York, San Juan, [St. John], en Inglaterra, dos días antes de llegar de consejero a Camp Bob. “No quería dormirme en los laureles”, afirmó. “Siento como que le podría dar muchísimo a los niños, y los niños también podrían enseñarme muchísimo acerca de la vida. He aprendido mucho más de lo que jamás imaginara”.“La manera en que lo miro es así: cada niño tiene el derecho a estar en un campamento y tiene el derecho a ser niño. Yo simplemente intento ofrecer mis servicios para garantizar que ellos la pasen lo mejor que puedan”.Los campamentos también aportan beneficios más allá de sus lindes.“El número de niños con padres en prisión que también terminan en prisión es bastante alto”, dijo Stuart Campbell, director ejecutivo del Campamento y Centro de Conferencias [de la Iglesia] Episcopal Galilea [Galilee Episcopal Camp] en Lake Tahoe, Nevada, y su Camp Spirit para niños de padres encarcelados. “Intentar, pues, romper algo de eso y romper ese ciclo de personas que van a prisión, de generación a generación, es para lo que Camp Spirit existe”.Según la página web de Kaeppeler, los niños con padres en prisión tienen casi seis veces más probabilidades de ser encarcelados que los demás niños.“Veo a niños que se han convertido en consejeros”, después de ser campistas, dijo Campbell. “Creo que ellos han empezado a hacer esa ruptura, a darse cuenta de que existe otro camino… una manera deferente de comportarse que la de ser un delincuente”.Camp Spirit atiende de 20 a 35 niños con edades de 7 a 10 años. En la medida en que estos campistas crecen, pueden incorporarse a las sesiones regulares de Camp Galilee y en ocasiones hasta convertirse luego en consejeros.Durante las sesiones del otro campamento, muchos niños vienen de ambientes desfavorecidos, explicaba Campbell. “Nevada ha sido severamente afectada por la situación económica del país en los últimos dos años”. Él calcula que más del 40 por ciento de los campistas de Camp Galilee recibieron al menos algún apoyo económico. Aproximadamente unos 40 campistas hispanos vinieron con becas completas de dos parroquias de Las Vegas.El campamento puede constituir una gran diferencia para los niños necesitados, afirmó Campbell. “Algunos de estos niños provienen de ambientes tan problemáticos que sólo el estar cerca de personas que los cuiden durante una semana y los traten de una manera compasiva puede significar el mundo para ellos”.Estar en un campamento bonito comiendo tres comidas sanas al día también puede significar una gran cambio para niños que viven en desiertos de alimentos en barrios urbanos marginales, añadió.Niños en Grace Camp, un campamento de la Diócesis [episcopal] de Montana para menores con padres encarcelados, cada uno de los cuales recibe al llegar una manta de retazos hecha a mano que ellos mismos eligen.Sentir el amor de Dios“Mi esperanza es que ellos vuelvan a sus casas sintiendo que fueron parte de una especie de comunidad positiva y compasiva en la cual aprendieron más sobre lo que significa tratarse mutuamente de una manera amorosa”, siguió diciendo Campbell. “También queremos que los niños aprendan más acerca de ellos mismos, tal vez a descubrir o aprender una destreza nueva en el tiempo en que están aquí, un talento nuevo: darse cuenta de que son personas creativas e intuitivas y que hacen ciertas cosas bien”.En Camp Grace — campamento de una semana en Montana, de beca completa para niños de padres encarcelados — los campistas vuelven a sus casas con una señal tangible de ese cuidado y compasión: una manta de retazos creada por mujeres de la diócesis. Ellos reciben también una mochila llena de cachivaches que necesitan para el campamento, tales como protectores solares, champú y agua embotellada. Y el personal les proporciona suministros adicionales según los necesiten, por ejemplo, si llegan sin pasta dental o ropa interior, dijo Julie Sisler, administradora de Camp Marshall, el campamento de la Diócesis Episcopal de Montana que incluye Grace Camp.Con el tiempo, el personal ha aprendido a lograr que las cosas funcionen más fluidamente en Grace Camp, que ya lleva abierto siete años, y que ahora se parece más a un campamento residencial regular, dijo Sisler, que también tiene a su cargo el ministerio de la música en el campamento. Ellos mantienen al personal permanentemente durante una sesión de cinco días, en lugar de dar tiempo libre a los consejeros durante un programa de seis días, porque a los más pequeños les cuesta trabajo ajustarse a un personal cambiante así como desarrollar relaciones con ellos.Al período de ajuste le llaman “discusión, regulación y aceptación” según los niños prueban los límites y luego aceptan las reglas, explicó Sisler. “La aceptación es cuando se adaptan, y luego pueden participar plenamente del programa sin extralimitarse”.Los campistas también se adaptan más rápidamente ahora en que muchos regresan año tras año, dijo ella.Hasta 35 niños, estudiantes de entre tercer y octavo grados, asisten a Grace Camp, y el personal está tratando de discernir cuál es la mejor manera de integrar a los graduados en el campamento de la escuela secundaria, de manera que no se sientan fuera de lugar, apuntaba Sisler. “Hemos tenido un éxito marginal con eso”.Al igual que en el campamento de Nevada, otros campistas en las sesiones regulares de Camp Marshall también reciben ayuda económica. “La filosofía es que Dios proveerá”, dijo Sisler, quien calcula que la mitad de sus campistas recibe al menos una beca parcial. Alrededor de 450 personas, contando familias, acampan en la instalación diocesana cada verano.“Nuestro mayor deseo es que todos encuentren a Cristo y que finalmente crezcan para hallar una comunidad cristiana y se sientan realizados”, afirmó. “En verdad, lo que realmente esperamos es que los niños vengan aquí y pasen una estupenda semana y sientan que Dios los ama, independientemente de cómo eso pueda impactarlos”.A veces, ese impacto se da en entablar relaciones con otros de antecedentes semejantes. Un participante de Grace Camp, un muchacho que tenía el padre en la cárcel, estaba “sencillamente eufórico” con su experiencia del campamento, y le dijo a su madre lo mucho mejor que se sentía después de asistir, contó Sisler. “Siempre había creído que su desgracia era única. Sólo saber que no era el único, significó una notable diferencia”.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

New CEO appointed for SolarAid

first_imgNew CEO appointed for SolarAid  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: England Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Steve Andrews, former Director and Chairman of charity marketing agency Whitewater, has been appointed as the new CEO of SolarAid and will be taking up the post from 27 September 2010.Prior to his appointment, Andrews was heavily involved in SolarAid since the charity was founded in 2006. This included assisting with strategy and marketing consultancy and helping to raise the profile of the charity. Andrews comes with extensive experience in senior management, leadership and entrepreneurship.On his recent appointment, Andrews said; “I adored SolarAid from the moment I was introduced to the organisation four years ago. I’m passionate about the cause and the SolarAid solution. I feel immensely humbled and privileged to have been chosen as the new CEO. I inherit an organisation which Nick Sireau leaves in great shape”.The outgoing and founding CEO, Nick Sireau, set up SolarAid in 2006 with £35,000 and volunteer support from Solarcentury. Since then, SolarAid has raised £7m and grown into an award-winning social enterprise with 35 staff in six countries working on ground-breaking new solar projects for development.“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at SolarAid” Sireau said. “Seeing it grow from a small NGO based in my spare bedroom to an international organisation has been a real adventure. We’re delighted that Steve has accepted to take on this role and guide SolarAid through its next stage of growth”Sireau is standing down in order to devote himself to finding a cure for a rare genetic disease, Alkaptonuria, which was the first genetic disease ever discovered and which affects his two children. Sireau will continue to have an input at SolarAid on a part-time basis, providing support with fundraising and development. However, the majority of his time will be spent building an international medical research consortium to find a cure for Alkaptonuria.For more information, please go to www.solar-aid.org and www.alkaptonuria.info Howard Lake | 6 September 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Instagram and blogging help WaterAid’s Big Dig Appeal raise over £2.2m

first_imgInstagram and blogging help WaterAid’s Big Dig Appeal raise over £2.2m Two WaterAid project staff, Michael Kalane and Nathan Chiwoko, using smartphones and the Instagram photo-sharing network to document the challenges and changes in the communities via the @thebigdig account.The appeal culminated with the drilling of boreholes in Bokola and Kaniche, bringing communities safe water for the first time. Supporters were able to watch a film of the drilling process, and the celebrations, on the blog.Marcus Missen, Director of Communications and Fundraising at WaterAid, said: “We have been overwhelmed by our supporters’ response to The Big Dig. To raise over £1 million more than our initial target is truly incredible.“The appeal also gave us an exciting chance to use digital channels to really connect our supporters with the communities they are helping through our blog and Instagram updates. We think WaterAid is one of the first charities to use Instagram to share stories from the field with our supporters”.Celebrity supportThe appeal was backed by celebrities, including Camilla Dallerup, Rachel Stevens, Lorraine Kelly, Hugh Bonneville and Denise Van Outen. Supporters who donated by text message were able to hear a ‘thank you’ voicemail message, set up by CleverVoice, from one of the celebrity supporters.WaterAid was the first charity to use CleverVoice. Their service enables voice messages to be sent to recipients’ mobile phones so they appear as text alerts from the charity, thanking them for their donation and saying a message has been left for them by a celebrity. Recipients are invited to dial in to access the message as if it was a normal voicemail. Thirty per cent of people giving in this way chose to listen to their personal message.  130 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis International charity WaterAid has raised £2.25 million to improve access to safe water in Malawi through its The Big Dig appeal which included extensive use of blogging and Instagram images to keep supporters up to date.The campaign began in June 2012, and every pound donated to the public would be matched by the UK Government from the aid budget. The original fundraising target was £1.2 million.Blogging and InstagramBlogs and images enabled community members and project staff in two villages, Bokola and Kaniche, to keep supporters up to date as the projects progressed. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital instagram Research / statistics 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  129 total views,  3 views today Howard Lake | 1 November 2012 | Newslast_img read more

U.S. backs terror against Venezuela

first_imgVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a national broadcast at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Feb. 16.Feb. 18 — The current violence by rightist forces opposing the Bolivarian Revolution is a continuation of the siege that began in 2001 when President Hugo Chávez approved 49 economic laws in the framework of the Enabling Law of 2001. At that time, particularly the Land Law and the Law on Hydrocarbons represented the first threat of the revolution to the economic power of the comprador bourgeoisie and its imperialist allies. This was years before Commander Chávez, who died a year ago on March 5, declared socialism as a path for the revolution.The threat was such, that in December 2001 the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce — FEDECAMARAS — together with private media corporations and the pro-business Confederation of Workers initiated actions to destabilize the country, including work stoppages. These culminated with the April 2002 coup d’état and the 2002-03 oil sabotage.Since then, although the actors have changed, the forces behind the siege are the same: the Venezuelan oligarchy, together with foreign forces aided and abetted by organizations of the U.S. State Department, primarily the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Endowment for Democracy.After Chávez’s death, Washington and right-wing forces in Venezuela have increased the destabilization campaign against the revolution, thinking that the current president, Nicolás Maduro, would not have the drawing power of his predecessor. To date, however, all their efforts have been in vain. Especially after the municipal elections last December when most people showed their support and the Bolivarian forces won a large majority, gaining 75.5 percent of the municipalities.New terror campaign by the rightIt is no surprise that now, after passage of the new Enabling Law that President Maduro proposed, the right-wing has intensified the ongoing coup plan. This law will give the state greater control over foreign exchange and financial resources.This attack on the government began Feb. 12, as the country was celebrating the Bicentenary of the Battle of the Victory and Youth Day with a massive march through the capital.In a wave of violence that attempted to reproduce the coup of 2002, mobs of young rightists attacked government buildings, including, among others, the Public Ministry and Venezuelan State Television. They almost entirely destroyed the facade of the building of the Attorney General of the Republic. They also destroyed underground train facilities and vehicles, burned tires and trash, and committed other violent actions.A confrontation with a peaceful demonstration of young revolutionaries left a balance of three dead, 60 injured and dozens arrested.Days earlier, in the state of Táchira on the border with Colombia, right-wing groups threw stones at the governor’s residence where rehabilitation facilities offering free therapy to the population are installed.Who are the main opposition figures?These mobs responded to the call by Leopoldo López, the leader of the Voluntad Popular (Popular Will) Party and candidate of the bourgeoisie of Chacao, one of the wealthiest areas of Caracas and opposition protests headquarters. López told reporters that the protests will end “when we can get out [of office] those who are governing us.” (Telesur)López is a product of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Kenyon College in the U.S. He was mayor of Chacao, but the Supreme Court barred him from any public office after he received illegal funds from the state oil company, PVDSA, for his political organization Justice First through his mother, Antonieta Mendoza, who was then an official of PDVSA.López has ties to former Colombian paramilitary President Álvaro Uribe, with whom he has met. At a press conference López said their conversation “focused mainly on how to recuperate security in Venezuela.” (VTV Multimedia) It is public knowledge that Colombian paramilitaries have infiltrated Venezuela to promote violence and help the opposition destabilize the country.Now López is a fugitive from Venezuelan justice, which has issued an arrest warrant for his role in the Feb. 12 crimes. He claims to still be in Venezuela. Lined up with López is opposition deputy María Corina Machado, a daughter of the elite and head of the right-wing SUMATE organization that receives USAID funding.Venezuela challenges U.S. threats There is no doubt that Washington supports López. President Maduro reported on Feb. 16 on national television that the U.S. government demanded that he “dialogue with the opposition, release all detainees from the recent riots and thirdly, they threatened that ‘the arrest of Mr. Leopoldo López may cause negative consequences with international ramifications, requesting the suspension of the legal actions against him.’” (VTV)Maduro called these “insolent and unacceptable demands. For the U.S. government, human rights are the rights of the right-wing to commit crimes. … There will be no force that will stop us, the Bolivarian people. In Venezuela, we are willing to go till the end in defense of peace and democracy.”Maduro also announced that the country will expel three U.S. embassy officials for involvement in meetings to conspire against the Venezuelan government. He further reported that on Feb. 17 he would call the presidents of Latin America. He added that he is now in a campaign to denounce the threats by the United States government.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF’s #WeeklyAddress on US press freedom : Week of May 22 – 28

first_img News Receive email alerts News Organisation RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply troubled by increasing hostility towards journalists in the United States. United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img 1) On Wednesday, May 24, Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, was physically assaulted by the Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat, Greg Gianforte, at the candidate’s campaign headquarters in Montana. Along with an audio recording taken by Jacobs, a Fox News team witnessed the incident first-hand. Gianforte apparently grew agitated by Jacobs’ questioning of his stance on the Republican healthcare plan and allegedly “body-slammed” him to the ground, breaking his glasses. Gianforte has since been charged with misdemeanor assault but went on to win the election.2) After signing a bill on Friday, May 26 that reduces the cost to obtain a handgun license, Texas Governor Greg Abbott held up a bullet-riddled target sheet and joked, “I’m gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters.” The governor was visiting a shooting range to celebrate the new bill’s passage. 3) President Trump did not hold a single news conference or briefing during his first official trip abroad to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Brussels and Italy. On Monday, May 22, President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a joint statement to discuss the advancement of peace, the threat of Iran, and the friendship between Israel and the US. There was no opportunity for press to ask any questions. On Thursday, the US press pool was barred from President Trump’s arrival at the European Headquarters in Brussels. Live footage of the event was later posted online, and eventually official White House photographers were given access. The lack of press briefings coincided with breaking news that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, became a person of interest in the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election. President Trump has been considering decreasing the frequency of on-camera White House press briefings. “It is appalling that the hostile anti-press rhetoric being used at various levels of the US government has now escalated to physical violence against a journalist who simply asked a question, says Margaux Ewen, RSF North America’s Advocacy and Communications Director. Furthermore, the fact that the Governor of Texas made a joke about shooting reporters just days after a journalist was physically assaulted by a Montana politician is truly alarming, as we continue to see a causal link between hostile remarks and incidents of intimidation and physical force. This new level of violence is completely unacceptable in a country founded on democratic values like a free and independent press.”The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year.For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en.IMAGE CREDIT: MANDEL NGAN / AFP Follow the news on United States News June 7, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Below are the most concerning attacks on press freedom that occurred during the week of May 22 – 28: to go further United StatesAmericas May 30, 2017 – Updated on May 31, 2017 RSF’s #WeeklyAddress on US press freedom : Week of May 22 – 28last_img read more

YWCA Pasadena Celebrates 5th Annual Women’s Leadership & Networking Day

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News On Friday, May 13, 2016, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will host its 5th Annual Women’s Leadership & Networking Day. This exciting event will be held at Villa Gardens, located at 843 East Villa Street, Pasadena.This informative day-long workshop highlights women who make a difference in public policy, civil rights, community activism, civic engagement, education, health, science, and other fields that impact our community. Each year, over 100 women of different ages, careers, and backgrounds come together to learn from each other, network, and discuss what it means to live, work, achieve, and lead. This year’s theme is We Have The Power! Women Who Shape Politics, Public Policy, and Activism. #wehavethepowerGuest speakers include Miriam Burbano – LA Metro Chapter President of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC); Joy Chen – Author and former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles; Lena Kennedy – CEO of LL Kennedy & Associates and Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Stephanie Molen – Director of Partnerships at the Coalition Against Slavery & Trafficking (CAST); and Marta Segura – CEO and Founder for Grassroots Organizational Leadership and Development (GOLD). The event also features newsanchor Susanne Whatley of KPCC 89.3 FM as emcee.This year we will continue to build a network of successful women and celebrate what it means to be a female leader in the workforce and the community. This event provides women the opportunity to network, share advice about career fields, and further their personal and professional development through breakout activities, question and answer sessions, and unique presentations about women in various leadership roles.“We are thrilled to have such a diverse group of awe-inspiring women participating at this year’s event. The Women’s Leadership & Networking Day is a sharing of wisdom, intuition, tips, and tools to empower women in their careers and personal life, as well as an opportunity to be in the company of amazing women –women leaders for today, and for our future,” said Jessica Kubel, Director of the YWCA Pasadena.Tickets for the event are $85. Tickets include breakfast and lunch for all attendees. The event will run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with a networking mixer immediately to follow. Tickets are available for purchase at www.ywca.org/WLND2016, or by contacting Cinthya Martinez at (626) 296-8433.Thank you to our committed sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, InJoy Global, PCL Construction, Olivia Galicia, Massage Envy, Ellen’s Silkscreening, and media sponsors Pasadena Magazine and Pasadena Now.About the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley: The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley began over 110 years ago to meet the needs of girls and women in Pasadena. Our programs address the mission of the national YWCA organization, “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” More information about the YWCA is available at www.ywca-pasadena.org. Community News YWCA Pasadena Celebrates 5th Annual Women’s Leadership & Networking Day From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 18, 2016 | 11:48 am Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pasadena Humane Receives $5,000 ASPCA and Subaru Loves Pets Grant

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Non-Profits News Pasadena Humane Receives $5,000 ASPCA and Subaru Loves Pets Grant Adopters were surprised with fee-waived adoptions over the weekend STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 3:23 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img More Cool Stuff On Saturday, October 24, Pasadena Humane surprised 10 new pet parents with fee-waived adoptions thanks to a grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Subaru Loves Pets. Two dogs and eight cats were adopted as part of the event. Adopters also received a welcome home gift bag courtesy of local Subaru dealer Sierra Subaru of Monrovia.“The pandemic has been emotionally and financially challenging for many of us,” said Dia DuVernet, President & CEO of Pasadena Humane. “We are grateful for the ASPCA and Subaru Loves Pets for giving us the chance to bring some additional joy to 10 families by waiving their adoption fees.”Adopted pets include Thor, a 5-year-old lab, and 11-week-old sibling kittens Teddy and Tiger. One of the sweetest adoptions of the day was Triana, a 4-month-old kitten with only three legs. Triana’s adopter had been looking for his “purr-fect” match for months before finding this adorable tripod kitty.All dogs and cats adopted from Pasadena Humane are spayed/neutered, microchipped and have received age-appropriate vaccines. Adopters also receive a discount at the organization’s pet supply store, as well as a voucher for a free wellness exam at a participating veterinarian.Pasadena Humane is now offering adoptions by virtual appointment. To view adoptable pets online and learn more about the adoption process, visit pasadenahumane.org. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Jean Leon dinner at Savoy celebrates era of La Scala

first_imgWhatsApp Jean Leon – a man, a time, a wineAndrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] of La Scala, probably the most famous Italian restaurant on American shores that played host to the rich and famous of the silver screen and more, were on show in Limerick this week as part of an homage to a wine maker that was more than the sum of his parts.Regarded as one of best wine makers and winery to hail from the Catalan and Penedes region, the Jean Leon range of wines have emerged as a flagship to hard work dedication and the pursuit of goals in realising dreams.At the eight attempt of trying, a young Jean Leon stowed away on a ship bound for the Americas in a time when the land of the free was indeed home to the brave.Jean Leon worked hard in service industries before making a break with Frank Sinatra and his inner circle.From there, Jean Leon was to open La Scala – Hollywood’s dining home to the stars.But it was his Spanish roots and love of wine that eventually lured the restauranteur home to the Catalan region where he would, grow, develop and harvest at winery that has now become second to none.And for a one night only, that wine making passion was shared at the Savoy Hotel during the Jean Leon wine dinner.A throw back to the 50s classics of La Scala saw excellent recreations of a Elizabeth Taylor inspired zabaglione allowed to sit alongside a cabernet sauvignon from the Jean Leon range befitting of the era; a Sophie Lauren minestrone espresso shielded by a merlot of similar class or the gran reserva that herald the arrival of the cheese course to name but a few – food and wine pairing at its best adorning the setting.Jean Leon wines are distributed thorough Findlater and available at the Savoy Hotel and select wine merchants. Linkedin Twitter Advertisement Facebookcenter_img NewsJean Leon dinner at Savoy celebrates era of La ScalaBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2015 1049 Email Previous articleDistinguished Limerick women to be posthumously honouredNext articleAspiring jockey loses case over hand impaled on fence Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printlast_img read more

AngioScreen Vascular Health screenings

first_img Previous articleYoung cast tackles ‘Aladdin’Next articleAlison Krauss: She’s got the Grammys admin Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Local News AngioScreen Vascular Health screenings Twitter ORMC logo wide.jpg center_img Twitter Pinterest By admin – June 8, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Odessa Regional Medical CenterOdessa Regional Medical Center, 515 N. Adams Ave., has scheduled AngioScreen Vascular Health screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday.For appointments and more information, call 582-8677.last_img read more