Washington state has moved a step closer toward ma

Washington state has moved a step closer toward ma

first_imgWashington state has moved a step closer toward making it more difficult for parents to receive exemptions from having their children receive a required immunization.The state Senate passed a bill on Wednesday night that removes the personal belief exemption from vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella. However, the bill retains medical and religious exemptions and leaves intact personal belief exemptions for all other required immunizations. The bill, which passed 25-22, will now return to the House for passage of the version amended by the Senate. Upon its anticipated passage there, it will go to Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, who is expected to sign it.Current state law allows parents to not have their child get the MMR vaccine if they have a philosophical or personal objection. If the bill is signed into law, that exemption would be removed.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all children get two doses of the MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Two doses of MMR vaccine are 97 percent effective against measles and 88 percent effective against mumps.State Sen. Annette Cleveland, who sponsored the bill, represents part of Clark County, which has been the site of a measles outbreak. There have been 73 confirmed cases in Clark County since the start of the year, but there are no new confirmed cases since March 18.”My community is under threat,” said Cleveland, according to The Seattle Times. “A vote against this bill is a vote against public health.”But state Sen. Ann Rivers, who also represents a portion of Clark County, said it should be up to parents whether to have their children vaccinated. “We keep hearing ‘science is settled,’ ” she said, according to the Times. “It’s not settled.”All 50 states have legislation requiring schoolchildren to be vaccinated. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, all states permit medical exemptions, and all but three (California, Mississippi and West Virginia) allow religious exemptions. Washington is one of 17 states that permit philosophical objections to school immunization requirements.California removed its personal beliefs exemption in 2015, which also included religious objections.Meanwhile, lawmakers in Arizona are moving in the other direction: considering bills to make it easier for parents to get exemptions for their kids from the usual childhood vaccinations. As KJZZ’s Will Stone reported for NPR last month, “Among other things, the Arizona bills would require that before immunizing a child, doctors hand over to parents a stack of papers that include the benefits and risks of each vaccine, the vaccine manufacturer’s product insert, the vaccine’s summary description from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and instructions on how to report a vaccine-related adverse event.”Another bill in the package would make it easier for Arizona parents to opt out, adding a new type of exemption in the state — an exemption based on religious objections.” Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

Last updated on July 2nd 2019 at 0904 pmFriday i

first_imgLast updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:04 pmFriday is the deadline to submit nominations for the annual BizTimes Media Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. Awards.This awards program, a main-stage event at BizTimes Media’s annual BizExpo on May 31, celebrates the region’s most creative and innovative entrepreneurs, as well as innovative products, services or processes developed by southeastern Wisconsin companies. The 2017 I.Q. Innovation Quotient) Award winners.Ideal Bravo! Entrepreneur nominees are individuals who demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship, including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance, flexibility and more.Ideal I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) nominees are companies who develop innovative products or services, or those with notably unique and innovative processes, operational structures and/or market strategies.Self-nominations are welcomed.Nominations are due by Friday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Click here to fill out a nomination form.Nominees for the Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. Awards must be based in Wisconsin and have a physical presence in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Sheboygan, Racine, Walworth or Kenosha counties and be able to attend the Bravo! Entrepreneur/I.Q. Awards event.Click here to see the 2017 winners of the Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. Awards.The awards will be presented at the Bravo! Entrepreneur/I.Q. Awards Luncheon at BizTimes Media’s annual BizExpo on May 31 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. Click here to see a video from the 2017 program. In addition, each Bravo! Entrepreneur and I.Q. Award winner will be featured in the May 28 issue of BizTimes Milwaukee. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgLast updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:11 pmCiting an internal company memo, Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Foxconn Technology Group plans to cut around $2.9 billion in expenses next year.In a response to the publication, Foxconn said its review was similar to prior years and intended to make sure the organization is aligned with customer needs and potential economic challenges. Nearly one-third of the cost reductions will come from the company’s iPhone business, according to the report. Bloomberg pointed out weak demand for iPhones led four Apple suppliers to cut their revenue estimates last week. Another 15 percent of the cuts will come from the company’s industrial internet subsidiary.In Wisconsin, Foxconn is building a $10 billion LCD manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant that will initially be focused on televisions and other displays. The company’s longer term plans in the state focus on the development of a range of products and industries in an AI 8K+5G ecosystem, a reference to artificial intelligence and the next generations of screen resolution and cellular technology.Aerial photograph of the Foxconn site in Mount Pleasant. Photo credit: Curt Waltz|www.aerialscapes.comFoxconn’s plans for Wisconsin initially called for the construction of a Generation 10.5 LCD plant to make large format screens. Those plans changed to a Gen 6 plant amid a global oversupply of larger screens. Foxconn executives say the change gives the company additional flexibility to adapt to changing markets, but the shift has also prompted critics to question if the project will live up to its hype.For its part, Foxconn has repeatedly said it remains committed to investing $10 billion and creating 13,000 jobs in the state. The company is nearing completion of a 120,000-square-foot, multipurpose building on the Mount Pleasant campus and aerial images show the development of roadways taking place.A Foxconn spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment on whether the cost cutting plans would impact the Wisconsin project.Bloomberg reported that Foxconn “will conduct an in-depth review of managers with an annual compensation of more than $150,000.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

Motor vehicle visiting parkers have had a free rid

Motor vehicle visiting parkers have had a free rid

first_imgMotor vehicle visiting parkers have had a free ride (literally) during the cycle track project as the meters along Atlantic Avenue were displaced. A new multi-space pay system has been installed and the City is ready to make it operational.Starting Friday, November 15, 2017:– 2 hour parking limit, 8am-8pm (ex Sun), and meters will be enforced.– After 6pm, the spaces are North End resident parking (with sticker).*Advertisement* Parkers should pay at the multi-space machine in the center of the block where various forms of payment are accepted, including the City’s parking app.The metered spaces run from Christopher Columbus Park to the end of Atlantic Avenue where it meets Commercial Street at Lewis Wharf.last_img read more

On Thursday December 21 staff from North End Wat

On Thursday December 21 staff from North End Wat

first_imgOn Thursday, December 21, staff from North End Waterfront Health (NEW Health) in the North End traveled to Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Boston to deliver bags of fruit and groceries to students at the school. The health center did this as part of a program it started in September of 2016 called Over the Bridge. The program was developed by the health center as part of an effort to lessen food insecurity in Charlestown.Since opening a satellite health center at 15 Tufts Street in Charlestown, health center staff has learned that Charlestown is known as a food desert; meaning citizens in the area do not have reliable access to quality food at affordable prices. Since NEW Health’s new site is across the street from the Harvard-Kent school, CEO Jim Luisi, felt it was a good place to start trying to get good quality fruit and vegetables to more families.“Many of the students at the Harvard-Kent come from families who are in need, and they live right in our neighborhood in Charlestown. We started this program because we wanted to try and reach those families and make sure they are receiving help,” said Mr. Luisi.*Advertisement* On Thursday, NEW Health staff provided 75 bags of fresh fruit to help families over the school break. The Over the Bridge Program also includes a restaurant donated lunch up to twice a month where health center staff provides an educational talk about nutrition to students at the elementary school.last_img read more

Editors Choice Sal Balsamo Honored at 15th Annua

Editors Choice Sal Balsamo Honored at 15th Annua

first_imgEditor’s ChoiceSal Balsamo Honored at 15th Annual Taste of the North End Bocce TournamentBeating out over 100 players, Nino Rinaldi and Matteo Norcia won the first place trophy at the 15th Annual Taste of the North End Bocce Tournament, held on September 9, 2018 in Boston’s North End. This year, the Taste of the North End paid homage to Sal Balsamo with dozens of family members attending the bocce tournament. Read more and see photos here.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Neighborhood Council Votes Against Citizens Bank at 198 Hanover StreetCitizens Bank presented their petition at the September Neighborhood Council meeting for a conditional use permit for a bank and ATM at 198 Hanover Street, taking over the middle storefront of Charter Realty’s Cross Street building. The council voted 4-1 in opposition to Citizens Bank. Read more and watch the video here.City to use Artificial Turf at Puopolo Fields in North EndDespite some opposition, artificial turf will be used at the Puopolo Fields on Commercial Street with natural grass remaining at Langone Park’s little league field, according to a community letter issued by Boston Parks Commissioner, Chris Cook. Read more here.Procession of Santa Rosalia in Boston’s North End [Photos]Santa Rosalia di Palermo Society held their 79th Annual Mass and Procession on Sunday in Boston’s North End. The Santa Rosalia Society was formed in Boston in 1939 hailing from Palermo, Italy. See photos here. This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured real estate proposals, local events and the end to the turf wars. Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.Opposition Emerges Toward Potential North End Community Center Site Next to Mirabella PoolA mass mailing was sent to thousands of North End / Waterfront residents this week opposing a new community center at the site next to the Mirabella Pool. The City has yet to decide on a site, although the Commercial Street location remains under consideration. Read more and see the mailing here.Man Dies After Falling Off “Get Lei’d” Party Cruise Boat in Boston HarborDivers recovered a body early on Sunday morning of a 21 year-old man, on the bottom of Boston Harbor near Peddocks Island. The man fell overboard from the “Get Lei’d” party cruise on Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. Read more here.*Advertisement*last_img read more

Complete the CORISORI request form and bring acce

Complete the CORISORI request form and bring acce

first_imgComplete the CORI/SORI request form and bring acceptable identification documents.If you have any questions, contact Assistant Athletic Director Manny Montrond at 617-635-5166 or email manuel.montrond@boston.gov. Registration for the Nazzaro Center / NEAA Small Fry Basketball League opened last week and, in order to prepare for the upcoming season, the Nazzaro Center is looking for assistance with coaching and volunteering.If you are interested, you must be CORI cleared, no exceptions.To assist with this and to make it convenient for everyone, representatives from the city will be at the Nazzaro Center on Wednesday, October 17 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. If you are unable to make this appointment, then it will be your responsibility to make it to the BCYF Central Office at 1483 Tremont Street.*Advertisement*last_img read more

Talks with an owner across the street at 50 Fleet

Talks with an owner across the street at 50 Fleet

first_imgTalks with an owner across the street at 50 Fleet St. (Bernie Sapienza, represented by attorney Jocelyn Campbell) were continuing at the time of the NEWRA meeting. Mr. Sapienza made his own presentation to identify concerns of reduced privacy, views, light, space and air as a result of the fifth floor addition and roof deck. He asked NEWRA members to vote against the plans.Past NEWRA president, Mary McGee, advised the neighbors to consider a compromise rather than extending their disagreement and ending up in court. Another past NEWRA president, Ford Cavallari, raised the concern that 3-family buildings will be allowed to use AirBnb under the City of Boston’s new regulations. The Prinns said they have no plans to use short-term rentals and NEWRA’s letter of support will cite that condition.NEWRA and NEWNC votes are advisory to the Zoning Board of Appeal that will make the final determination. View the above video for the complete presentation, discussion and vote.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) voted 18-13 on November 8th to support redevelopment plans at 279 North Street by property owners, Michael and Peta Prinn, represented by Attorney Daniel Toscano. The proposal had twice been deferred at the September and October 2018 NEWRA meetings. The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) also voted to support the proposal in September 2018.The proponents are longtime North End residents and intend to live at the renovated property with their three children and lease the other two rental units at the property. They have applied to add a fifth story (with private roof deck), extend basement living space and renovate the entire building to result in a three-family dwelling (reduced from five family). The final height will be approx. 48 feet (plus parapet/headhouse) with an elevator and stairwell inside.The Prinns have made adjustments to their plans and secured an agreement with an abutter at 57 Fleet St. (Jake Gutterman) who previously opposed, but is now supporting the proposal.*Advertisement*last_img read more

The holiday trellis lights at Christopher Columbus

The holiday trellis lights at Christopher Columbus

first_imgThe holiday trellis lights at Christopher Columbus Park reflect off of the Marriott hotel at Long Wharf in this nighttime North End photo by Bob Somerville.“Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your photo.*Advertisement* See past neighborhood photo posts.last_img

During Trumans campaign he blamed the Republican

During Trumans campaign he blamed the Republican

first_imgDuring Truman’s campaign, he blamed the Republican-dominated Congress for refusing to commit funds to urban renewal during his first term. Following his re-election, Congress returned to Democrat control and earmarked funding for the program. That ultimately led to the demolition of the West End, widely regarded as a dreadful mistake.*Advertisement* The Housing Act of 1949 tells the story of the origin of urban renewal, including the legislation that financed the ill-named “slum clearance” in American cities. Ironically, the Act fell under Truman’s “Fair Deal” initiative. While envisioned to address the national housing shortage by transitioning families from so-called “slums and firetraps” into safer public housing, the Act failed to recognize the cost of destroying the well-established communities in which these families lived. The West End Museum is hosting The Housing Act of 1949, a re-configured and updated exhibit that examines the path to the destruction of the Boston’s West End. West End Demolition c.1959. Photo courtesy of the West End Museum. Top photo: West End post-demolition, looking south toward Customs House c.1962. Photo courtesy of Johnathan Kaiser & The West End Museum. The exhibit is free and open to the public now through July 15. “Regardless of how well-intentioned federal urban renewal may have been, the ultimate result for the West End was the complete destruction of a vibrant, tight-knit community and the displacement of thousands of families who called that neighborhood home.” – Lucia, who co-curated this exhibit with Bill Kuttner and Jim Briand. 1948 Boston Mayor Curley and President Truman campaigning in Boston. Photo courtesy of the West End Museum. It explores Democrat Harry S. Truman’s re-election in the face of a mounting housing demand, which prompted him to put urban renewal on the national agenda and set in motion the final chapter of the old West End’s story. The show comprises graphic panels, photographs, and artifacts.last_img read more

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first_imgLATEST STORIES DILG to file raps vs Cebu City’s ex mayor for taking away office fixtures PLAY LIST 01:39DILG to file raps vs Cebu City’s ex mayor for taking away office fixtures00:47Cebu City police chief Garma is next PCSO general manager01:47Brace for next metro wide shake drill..at 4 a.m. on July 27!03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension View comments The father revealed that his son had been previously admitted as a patient at the psychiatric ward of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City.MORE STORIESnewsinfo4 men nabbed after yielding shabu, marijuana in Quezon CitynewsinfoBusinessman nabbed for threatening, assaulting traffic enforcer in ManilanewsinfoPart of Manila’s Tomas Claudio Bridge set for 6-month closure from Aug 3MORE STORIESnewsinfo4 men nabbed after yielding shabu, marijuana in Quezon CitynewsinfoBusinessman nabbed for threatening, assaulting traffic enforcer in ManilanewsinfoPart of Manila’s Tomas Claudio Bridge set for 6-month closure from Aug 3The family said they were convinced that there was no foul play in the victim’s death./REPORTER JUCELL MARIE P. CUYOSJOHN SILENCED BY GUNSHOTSA 30-YEAR-OLD man was shot while having a videoke session with a friend in barangay Mabolo, Cebu City.John Barrion sustained two gunshot wounds in the chest.ADVERTISEMENT BOY caught IN SNATCHING INCIDENTA 13-YEAR-OLD was caught allegedly snatching the necklace of a woman in front of the Sto. Rosario Church on P. del Rosario Street in barangay San Antonio, Cebu City.The incident happened at 2:20 p.m. last Friday.Police said the silver necklace owned by Irene Segovia was recovered from the boy’s possession.The boy was later turned over to social workers./CORRESPONDENT APPLE TA-ASRead Next Finally, Vipers win E-League title Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal SMC bags Bulacan airport project Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Police said Barrion was singing past 5 a.m. Friday when two men arrived.The two pretended to buy some cigarettes from a store. They later approached the victim and fired shots.The assailants fled after the shooting.The victim was then rushed to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center for treatment.Police are still investigating possible motives for the attack./CORRESPONDENT APPLE TA-ASWIFE FINDS HUBBY DEADA 44-YEAR-OLD man was found dead inside his house in barangay Ermita, Cebu City.Renato Cabrera was already lifeless when he was found by his wife around 1 a.m. yesterday.The wife told police that her husband had been suffering from kidney and liver illnesses.Police said there were no signs of foul play in the man’s death./CORRESPONDENT APPLE TA-AS Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew BPI nets P13.74B in H1 MOST READ Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Police identified the fatality as Robert Ople, 21.Relatives found the man suspended from the ceiling of a storage room in Bamboo Green Subdivision with a malong looped around his neck, said SPO2 Marcos Noval Jr., investigator of the Investigation and Detection Management Branch of the Mandaue City Police Office.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealThe victim’s body was later taken to a funeral parlor in Lilo-an town for autopsy.The man’s father told police that his son became depressed for failing to land a job despite applying to several companies. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system JOBLESS MAN KILLS SELFFAILING to land a job may have driven a man to commit suicide by hanging himself in barangay Cubacub, Mandaue City at dawn yesterday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performance Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Dr. Simon Chua, president of the non-government Mathematics Trainers’ Guild-Philippines, was referring to an undisclosed number of young foreign mathematicians who competed in the recent 10th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO), which the Philippines hosted last week.Aside from the host country, 12 other nations took part in this year’s IMSO: Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, and Brunei Darussalam.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeChua, also head of the Philippine delegation, noted that “the contest participants, some of their trainers and other members of the various delegations chipped in a total of $7,800 (about P431,328) plus 53 boxes of assorted relief goods like rice, instant noodles, biscuits and fruit juices,” among others.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––“Dr. Sun Wen-hsien, head of the Taiwanese delegation, and Dr. Edwin Loo Jin from Malaysia donated $5,000 and $1,000, respectively. The team from Thailand gave P90,000 cash,” he told the Inquirer. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy SMC bags Bulacan airport project PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension THEY did not only come to Manila to win medals.Apparently touched by the suffering of the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas, they brought with them relief goods intended for the disaster victims.ADVERTISEMENT According to Chua, “the cash and material donations were turned over to Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, who in turn, will forward them to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.”MORE STORIESnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopenewsinfoCourt: Non-native Guam residents can vote on status with USnewsinfoAngkas says sorry for tweet likening service to sexMORE STORIESnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopenewsinfoCourt: Non-native Guam residents can vote on status with USnewsinfoAngkas says sorry for tweet likening service to sexThe Taguig City government and Inquirer.net were among the sponsors of this year’s IMSO.In the contest, the Philippines won a total of 62 medals, 33 of them in the math category, which was topped by Thailand.The country’s young math wizards placed second overall with three golds, courtesy of John Henry Marquez from the University of the Philippines Integrated School in Quezon City and Stefan Marcus Ong and Steven Reyes, both from St. Jude Catholic School in Manila.The Thais bagged three golds more than their Filipino counterparts.ADVERTISEMENT An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR Singapore, Indonesia and Sri Lanka placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively in the same category.Thailand also placed first in the Science category, followed by Singapore, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The teams from South Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong failed to show up for still undisclosed reasons, said the IMSO local organizing committee.It was the second time the Philippines hosted the annual competition. The first was in 2011 in Naga City.Next year’s IMSO will be held in Bali, Indonesia. /INQUIRERRead Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgMOST READ Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike IJM said police caught the suspect in the act of offering to sexually abuse the boy and livestream the sex act from her home in Lapu-Lapu City.The successful OSEC operation was a collaborative effort of the Philippine National Police Women and Children’s Protection Center (WCPC) Visayas Field Unit, Lapu-Lapu City WCPC and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Regional Anti-Cybercrime Group, Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) and IJM.Police will file against the subject criminal violations under RA 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, RA 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act in relation to RA 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.IJM said rescued victims of OSEC need social services such as therapy and rehabilitation.“OSEC victims would only be returned to the community after a comprehensive family home and risk assessment is conducted to confirm that the home is a safe place for the children and that they will no longer be sexually abused or exploited by their parents or relatives,” said IJM statement.Read Next Bar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’ Indian coffee magnate’s body found by river Dagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition raps Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards PLAY LIST 02:54Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards01:54Hontiveros wants probe on 3-yr-old child’s death in Rizal drug bust01:39DILG to file raps vs Cebu City’s ex mayor for taking away office fixtures03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension WBC suspends Whyte’s status as interim world heavyweight champion Philippines ‘fires off’ diplomatic protest over Chinese vessels circling Pag-asa Island DOJ creates panel to handle Dengvaxia case vs ex-President Aquino, otherscenter_img His mother was the suspected trafficker and was arrested during the entrapment operation.The boy is now under the protective custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Central Visayas (DSWD-7).FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOBREAK: Suspension of Lotto operations lifted – PaneloNEWSINFODuterte to Cayetanos: ‘Kailan kaya matapos ang dynasty niyo?’NEWSINFOIndian family caught taking items from Bali hotel, sparking criticism onlineSmart phones and money transfer receipts were found in the possession of the boy’s mother.This was pursuant to the implementation of search warrant issued by Judge Ramon Daomilas Jr. of Regional Trial Court Branch 10 which was designated as a Cybercrime court. Lawyer John Tanagho, IJM Cebu field office director, said the operation came two days after two operations in Biliran and Tacloban rescued 13 victims and arrested three suspects.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’newsinfoPaolo Duterte now a member of National Unity PartyMORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’newsinfoPaolo Duterte now a member of National Unity Party“This is a reminder that there is much progress in the fight against OSEC and effective law enforcement can rescue and protect traumatized Filipino children across the country,” Tanagho said.IJM said the suspect graphically described how she would sexually abuse her three-year-old son in exchange for money.“Before the entrapment, the suspect even sent sexually explicit videos of very young children forced to perform sex acts on the suspect,” said IJM in an official statement.It is also believed that the suspect has other victims, including a five-year-old girl, who was pictured in one of the explicit photographs.ADVERTISEMENT Where it happened. PHOTO/courtesy of International Justice Mission – CebuA three-year-old boy from Lapu-Lapu City is the latest child rescued from the hands of his mother, who admitted to have sexually abused her child in front of a camera in exchange for money.SkipThe boy is a victim of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) and was rescued in an entrapment operation a few minutes past 2 p.m. on February 26 (Monday), according to a statement sent by non-government organization International Justice Mission (IJM).ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements London rated best city for students Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

FFWPU Romania October 6 2015 We are so grateful

FFWPU Romania October 6 2015 We are so grateful

first_imgFFWPU Romania, October 6, 2015: We are so grateful to offer this report in front of Heavenly Parents and True Parents. We organized Purity Education event for young people. This time our subject was ‘The Miracle of Life’!We discuss about how our life appeared and how precious life is through presentation. Lecturer explained meaning of life with ‘Prenatal Memory’. This is the memory which 30% of children remember about before the birth. And all the children shared very similar memories. Specially about purpose of life ‘To help people’ or How they appeared ‘God send me by slider and I met my mother’ etc… So the conclusion of presentation was we are all chosen by God. In order to be here in this time, in order to help people. After this presentation some of participants started shed tears of joy and gratitude. It really touched our heart.Afterwards, we invited one of our blessed family to give message for young people. They shared how is the feeling of being father and mother, and also what kind of preparation young people need in order to create beautiful family in the future. In the end, all the participants became more serious about their life and started to feel how important is this life.We wish this program can encourage Romanian young people to keep Sexual Purity in order to make beautiful family in the future.last_img read more

Take a Look at the Publico Menu

Take a Look at the Publico Menu

first_imgTake a Look at the Publico Menu The South Boston street bistro and garden opens this week. By Jacqueline Cain· Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* 000 Chicken asado at Publico Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsSouth Boston’s newest neighborhood spot might be your go-to al fresco option this summer. Publico Street Bistro & Garden opens Tuesday, February 28, with Latin American-inspired fare and a vine-draped atrium for outdoor imbibing.Publico is the first ownership venture of wife-and-husband Teodora Bakardzhieva and Jairo Dominguez and partner Theo Bougas. Keenan Langlois, most recently of the Sinclair, is on board as executive chef. Bakardzhieva, who previously managed the Revere Hotel’s Rooftop @ Revere and was the first women to tend bar at Locke-Ober, is leading the beverage program.Caught in Southie has the menu, with photos below of the wide range of approachable comfort food that focuses on European and South American flavors. There are snacks, like bacalao fritters, an empanada with serrano ham, Mahón cheese, and piccalilli; and a ribeye tartare taco with a fried egg and capers. “Smallish” plates include grilled beets with tahini aioli, mais crepes with avocado, radish, and achiote oil; and leche de tigre seafood ceviche. Share pizzetta topped with wild boar sopressata, hen of the wood mushrooms, and more; and large entrées, like whole-fried snapper, an 18-ounce ribeye with chimichurri and fried yucca; grilled trumpet mushrooms with pearled quinoa and roasted squash, and more.Bakardzhieva’s bar program is also globally inspired, with cocktails like the Old Havana, with Havana Club Anejo rum, panela (Central American cane sugar), lime, mint, and bubbles; the French Ninja, with Suntory Toki whiskey and calvados; and Viceroy, with Peruvian pisco, Giffard Apricot, and egg white. The wine list spans the world with 30 bottles priced from $9-$90, with red, white, and rose options by the glass, and there are beers on draft and in the fridge, too.The 5,800-square foot restaurant has a dining room and separate bar area, as well as an open-air atrium in the center of the 11 on the Dot building, the latest luxury apartment building where Publico resides. The dining room seats 50, including a dozen at a custom-built, ash communal table. The U-shaped bar seats 26. The atrium—aka the Garden— has a second bar that seats 13, and additional lounge seating for 49 around fire pits (and there are outdoor TVs, too). There’s also a 16-seat private dining room inside.The ownership trio spearheaded the design, which toes mid-century modern, with brass and blown glass light fixtures and a custom globe chandelier, and rustic-natural outside. Check out Brian Samuels Photography’s look inside. The color palette comprises soft browns and orange, with brass, gray, and white accents, with street art-inspired, mixed media decor. The Garden has ample ipe wood and a white marble bar, and the floors are heated.Thinking about making a move? Note the 11 on the Dot residents have direct access to the restaurant from an interior elevator.Publico will be open every night but Mondays from 5 p.m.-midnight, with the kitchen open until 10 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and 11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.11 Dorchester St., South Boston, 617-622-5700, publicoboston.com.Publico Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsCeviche at Publico Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsBacalao fritters at Publico Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsRib eye tacos at Publico Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsPerrito caliente at Publico Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsEmpanadas at Public Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsGrilled beets at Publico Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsChicken asado at Publico Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsRib eye at Publico Street Bistro. / Photos by Brian SamuelsPublico Chef Keenan Langlois. / Photos by Brian Samuelscenter_img Print 2/27/2017, 11:52 a.m. Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. last_img read more

A New Spa Opens on the Cape Next Month

A New Spa Opens on the Cape Next Month

first_imgA New Spa Opens on the Cape Next Month The Beach House Spa will bring beauty and wellness to Brewster. By Jamie Ducharme· 4/27/2017, 11:55 a.m. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. center_img 000 Print The Beach House’s pedicure station/Photo providedThis summer, your Cape escape may be even more relaxing. A brand new spa, called the Beach House, hits the vacation destination on May 15.The Beach House Spa is the latest addition to Brewster’s Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club. The 4,600-square-foot facility will offer massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, beauty services, waxing, and acupuncture, as well as weekly wellness programming including drumming on the beach, acupuncture happy hour, men’s yoga (with a specific focus on golfers), and meditation.Treatments will use products from Farmaesthetics, a Rhode Island-based sustainable, all-natural beauty line that uses herbs, oils, flowers, and grains from independent American farms.Along with the main spa, the Beach House’s “Side Porch” will be decked out with makeup stations, a blow dry bar, a dressing area, and food and beverage options for group getaways, bridal parties, and more.Already getting the itch to plan your summer vacation? Though the spa doesn’t open its doors for another few weeks, it’s taking appointments now.The Beach House Spa at Ocean Edge, 2740 Main St., Brewster, thebeachhousespaoceanedge.com.Beach House lounge/Photo providedlast_img read more

Fake Hundred Dollar Bills Are Circulating South of Boston

Fake Hundred Dollar Bills Are Circulating South of Boston

first_img Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* By Ellen Gerst· Print Photo via iStock/Sami SertIf you got a crumpled and worn $100 bill in your Christmas card from Grandma this year, you may want to double check it. According to CBS News, police have found several counterfeit $100 bills being used to the south of Boston, from West Bridgewater to Fall River.One liquor store owner, Rick Patel of West Bridgewater, accepted one of the bills as payment for a bottle of wine. After the customer left, he took a closer look and called in the cops.Unlucky for the counterfeiter, the whole transaction was captured on security footage. Unlucky for the police, they still haven’t found him.Here’s the tricky part: Store owners can’t detect the fakes with commercially available markers or light boxes. That’s because the bills themselves are real U.S. mint legal tender.The counterfeiters are bleaching genuine one dollar bills, stripping away the old ink but keeping the paper and fibers that are usually missing in fakes before reprinting them with Ben Franklin’s face and those magical extra zeroes. The bills often look old and worn, according to the police.Bills like these have reportedly been used in at least a dozen coffee shops, stores, and other businesses in the area over the last two weeks. And those are just the ones that have been detected.In August, the Dorchester Reporter reported that a man had been arrested for selling $100 counterfeit bills for $30 a pop. According to the Secret Service affidavit, losses caused by the use of these bills added up to a dizzying $300,000. This particular counterfeiter was caught in a large-scale raid of “high impact” criminals—drug dealers, gun sellers, and this guy with a fancy printer. August’s bust in Dorchester revealed that many of the reprinted bills used the same two serial numbers: KJ30744345A and B02668896A. Each number has a long history of counterfeiting, used at least 150 times apiece in the area.In this new chapter of local fakes, the search has been narrowed to two suspects who have been seen using the phony Benjamins in the area. They’re believed to be driving a light-colored four-door sedan, so watch out for, you know, every car you see. 2/21/2019, 9:51 a.m. center_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 46046 Crime Fake Hundred Dollar Bills Are Circulating South of Boston They’re real $1 bills, but the extra zeroes are phonies.last_img read more

Dangerous cuts to the care packages of former re

Dangerous cuts to the care packages of former re

first_img“Dangerous” cuts to the care packages of former recipients of Independent Living Fund (ILF) support are exposing “false” government promises that they would not lose out when the fund closed say campaigners.One London council Waltham Forest, has admitted cutting the support packages of 28 former ILF-users since the fund closed at the end of June, even though it received nearly one million pounds from the government to maintain support for them and about 40 other former ILF-recipients for the rest of 2015-16.Of the 28 disabled people whose support has been cut in Waltham Forest, disabled campaigners are aware of at least eight who have experienced “really significant” cuts.Last month, Disability News Service (DNS) revealed that another London council, Hounslow, had slashed a disabled woman’s support by 48 hours a week after the fund closed.ILF was run by the Department for Work and Pensions and when it closed on 30 June was helping nearly 17,000 disabled people with the highest support needs to live independently.But the coalition government decided that it should be scrapped, promising instead that nine months’ worth of non-ring-fenced funding would be transferred through the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to councils in England, and to devolved governments in Wales and Scotland.But the transition process has been hit by reports of delays in reassessments for former ILF-users and cuts to their care packages, and government pre-closure statements and pledges appear now to be falling apart.Two days before May’s election, chancellor George Osborne told an ILF-user on a regional television programme that the government would “demand” that councils spent the extra funding they would receive on former ILF-users, even though that money was not ring-fenced.And Esther McVey, at the time the minister for disabled people, said in 2012 that the government believed that “the needs of current users could be met in a more consistent and effective way within a single cohesive system”.Tracey Lazard, chief executive of Inclusion London, which is working with other user-led organisations to research the impact of the ILF closure, said the situation in Waltham Forest “does not look good”.She said: “What is really clear with Waltham Forest is the whole approach has been on the assumption that cuts are inevitable, even though they have got something like [£955,000] in ILF funding [from the government].“They have just gone on the basis that there are going to be huge cuts.”Lazard said individuals had not been given independent advocacy through the assessment process, as they should have been under the new Care Act, while there were concerns about the process itself, and the lack of clear information about how to appeal.She said: “It’s really shoddy and the impact is hugely dangerous.“One of our concerns is that for a lot of ILF-users they have had minimal or no contact with the council and they are not in contact with community organisations. They could effectively be suffering these cuts in silence.”Lazard said that government promises that closing ILF was just a “process issue” and was about “getting rid of an anomaly in the system” were “tantamount to lying”.She said: “It is absolutely false. It used [the closure] to save money. There was no evidence to suggest that there would not be cuts. To hide behind that is adding insult to injury.”Gabriel Pepper (pictured), one of the most prominent campaigners against ILF closure, has seen his support package cut by Waltham Forest from 72 hours to 38 hours a week since ILF closed.Last week, he and other disabled activists held a protest about the cuts outside the council’s offices.He said the cut to his support risked leaving him a “prisoner in my house”, while he feared that his quality of life could “disappear”.He said: “My council at Waltham Forest was given £955,686 to do this, so where is all the money going?“It’s being squandered on pot holes, flower beds outside the town hall, huge salaries for suited executives and fancy painting on shop fronts.”Another former ILF-recipient from Waltham Forest said the way the process had been conducted by the council had been “inhuman, messy”, with “very poor standards of information”, and care packages cut before people’s appeals against those decisions had been heard.She said: “I am coming across people who have been bullied [by the council]. The whole process has been a complete shambles.”She knows three carers who have been told by the council that their relatives would be better off in a care home now ILF has closed.She added: “There is an acceptance of the inevitability that people are going to be institutionalised, which I find really scary.”Neither the Department of Health nor DCLG had commented by noon today (11 September).Waltham Forest council had not replied by noon today to email and telephone messages from DNS asking for answers to a series of questions.last_img read more

A disabled employee of the Department for Work and

A disabled employee of the Department for Work and

first_imgA disabled employee of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says he attempted to take his own life and experienced life-threatening physical health complications because of a culture of workplace bullying and discrimination.Paul* spokeout about his own experiences after reading a Disability News Service (DNS)report describing how DWPrepeatedly failed to make reasonableadjustments fordisabled people who were recruited into its Community Partners scheme.His accountof his own experiences working in a separate part of DWP adds to mountingevidence of disability discrimination within the department.Onlylast week,DNS reported how the proportion of DWP staff who say they have been victims ofdisability discrimination at work in the previous 12 months has risen by about50 per cent in just four years, according to Civil Service figures.There wasalso a rise of more than 10 per cent in just 12 months in the number of DWPstaff saying they had personally experienced disability discrimination at work,from 1,462 in 2017 to 1,612 in 2018.Thesestatistics, combined with other Civil Service figures, suggest that more than athird of disabled DWP staff experienced disability discrimination at work in2018.The latestevidence of discrimination within the government department responsible for themuch-criticised Disability Confident programme also further strains thescheme’s credibility.DWP itselfhas secured the status of Disability Confident Leader, the highest of threelevels within the scheme, which aims to work with employers to “challengeattitudes towards disability” and “ensure that disabled people have theopportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations”.Paul attemptedsuicide as a result of the abuse and discrimination he experienced, while theincreased stress levels led to significant, lasting and potentially fatal healthcomplications.He said hewas still waiting for all the reasonable adjustments he needed to do his job, morethan 18 months after he requested them.He said hehad received phone calls from fellow disabled employees who were in tearsbecause of the failure of the department to make the reasonable adjustmentsthey needed to do their job.Paul saidthat when he and others pass on concerns about the impact of bullying andharassment on their mental health, they are told to take anti-depressants orseek counselling, while the staff and managers responsible are moved to otherdepartments or rewarded with promotions.Hisexperiences with DWP have had, he said, “a devastating effect on my careerprospects, a devastating effect on my potential earnings, and a devastatingeffect on my potential life expectancy and ability to live on my own”.He added: “Infact, this has had a devastating effect on my life.”DWP’swidespread failings call into question its fitness to judge disabled people’seligibility for benefits, he added.A DWPspokesperson said: “We are absolutely committed to ensuring allcolleagues, including those with disabilities or health conditions, get thesupport they need to thrive. “The department has a duty of care to its colleagues andaims to lead by example as a Disability Confident employer, following bestpractice in recruiting, retaining and developing disabled staff. “This includes making workplace adjustments for staff whorequire them and providing a dedicated team to deliver this.“We have in place robust processes for colleagues andmanagers to follow in relation to diversity and inclusion and, while the numberof staff reporting disability discrimination is very small, we treat any caseextremely seriously.”She said DWP takes “active steps” to promote equality,and that more than 10,500 employers have signed up to Disability Confident,while the department was modernising its recruitment practices to make them “fairer and moreinclusive”. She added: “Shouldany individual feel they or their circumstances have not been treated withrespect; believe they have been treated unfairly; or not in line with ourinclusive principles, our policies and procedures provide a route forescalation so it can be considered and addressed.”*Not his real name. DNS has disguisedhis occupation within DWP and has not provided full details of the healthproblems caused by the discrimination he has experienced to avoid identifyinghimSamaritans can be contacted free, 24 hoursa day, 365 days a year, by calling 116 123 or emailing jo@samaritans.orgA note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…last_img read more