Month: August 2019


Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengva


first_imgBodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again It’s back to square one for some organizations involved in planning big events in Cebu City after the 7.2 killer earthquake caused heavy damage to the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC).The damage for CICC is quite considerable even in layman’s terms. The main building’s exterior walls fell down and cracks were noted in interior walls. The function rooms, exhibition halls, comfort rooms, electrical wiring and storage tanks were also damaged, rendering the facility unfit for use. The bill for repairs is pegged at more than P32 million.ADVERTISEMENT SMC bags Bulacan airport project PCC chairperson Sylvia Paraguya and PCC acting general manager and summit coordinator Elsie Remonte graced the launch in the company of CDA Administrator Mercedes Castillo and Executive Director Neil Santillan.Part of the presentation was the turnover of the hosting job from co-operators in Northern Mindanao to Cebu City-based VICTO National and the Philippine Cooperative Central Fund Federation (PCF). The twin federations will share hosting responsibilities and after the Oct. 15 earthquake, nothing can be more challenging than looking for an appropriate venue for 5,000 expected participants.This corner and media colleagues who attended the post-launch news conference gathered this info from VICTO National chairperson Doris Cañares. She said that since the CICC is now off limits to the public, they are considering a plush hotel in Lahug as an option, although she is a bit wary because the cost of bringing the co-op summit to a 5-star hotel could jack-up registration fees.Well, I don’t think it’s a problem because I recall hosting a co-op event in 2011at the Radisson Blu hotel. The affair, which was attended by more than 1,000 local and foreign delegates, emphasized the success self-help organizations under a capitalist economic system.I hear a lot of people saying the killer quake is a blessing in disguise because it allowed government officials to focus on retrofitting structures which have been neglected for decades. The tragedy has likewise opened a lot of possibilities for the private sector, such as building a big center to address the local demand for capacious halls.This is a window of opportunity for the co-op sector; after all, it holds numerous events year in and year out.Read Next 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 The CICC is just one of province-owned facilities affected by the earthquake.Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III is currently finalizing the schedule for repairing damaged properties inside the Capitol compound, like the BAEX building that houses many offices. In addition, many school buildings, hospitals and bridges in different towns need to be rehabilitated. Because the administration also signified to help rebuild damaged churches in southern towns, tacking a budget for each project will be a monumental challenge for Governor Davide.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 dealQuantifying the damage in terms of the budget needed to repair and restore a structure like the CICC can be misleading because the facility was built to generate revenues for the provincial government.The CICC was meant to accommodate the demand for big venues, Cebu being a hub of local and international conferences and events. Having said that, missed opportunities in terms of hosting such events are added up to the losses of the government. Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Last week, I joined the Central Visayas Cooperative Congress together with some 500 participants at the convention hall of the J Center Mall in Mandaue City. The regional Coop Congress is a biennial event held under the auspices of local government units and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) extension office in Cebu led by Felipe Deri. The event was the highlight of Cooperative Month, an annual celebration during the month of October.MORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debateMORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debateThere are more than 1,600 coops throughout Central Visayas, and cognizant of their role in social development, Gov. Davide keynoted the two-day affair (Oct. 25 and 26).In his speech, the governor cited the contribution of co-ops in bringing social services to the community, thus filling the gap of what the state is unable to do. The governor then asked co-op members to bring their concerns to his attention, even as he promised that he will respond to their needs and problems.I think Gov. Davide has yet to finalize the outline of his program to help develop more than 700 co-op enterprises in the province. Coming up with a feedback mechanism, wherein co-operators are encouraged to interact with his administration will help the governor shape his co-op agenda.The Central Visayas Cooperative Congress turned out to be an event within an event because it also launched the National Cooperative Summit 2014. The biennial event is sponsored by the Philippine Cooperative Center (PCC), the apex co-op organization in the country.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros MOST READ Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again 4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental town LATEST STORIES Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


Whats new in town Eggplant parmigiana deepdish


first_imgWhat’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding He will be defending his world title for the second time this year and he’ll be facing a tough foe in Buitrago, who is also unbeaten in 27 bouts (16 KOs).”Pagpalig-on lang mo pirmi unya ampo lang pirmi kay naa ra jud mo abot nga tabang ninyo diha,” the Bacolod-native Sabillo said as he wrapped up his three-month training here in Cebu City under the supervision of veteran trainer Edito Villamor at the ALA Boxing Gym.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 spikeSabillo, who won 12 of his bouts by knockout, said that his motivation for winning are the survivors of the typhoon. He said that in some way, his win may help lift the spirits and morale of those affected Filipinos. “Kaning among mga away sulod sa ring, para inyo ning tanan diha sa mga biktima sa bagyo. Akong buhaton tanan para mabangon ang pangalan sa Pilipinas.”The other world title bout that will be featured will be the showdown between WBO lightflyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (31-1-4,17KOs) and Mexican Sammy “Gutty” Gutierrez (33-9-2,23KOs). Sabillo said he is feeling a little pressure because of the fact that Buitrago is an unbeaten boxer and that he is fighting in front of his home crowd. Nevertheless, the Filipino boxer said he is ready. “I respect him as an opponent and I will not take him for granted because he is unbeaten and his knockout percentage is very high. So I’ll be cautious in our fight.”MORE STORIESnewsinfoRed Cross: Brace for typhoon season, prepare emergency kitsnewsinfoNew cyclone kills 3 in Mozambique; UN warns of floodingnewsinfoTyphoon ‘Wutip’ weakens ahead of PAR entryMORE STORIESnewsinfoRed Cross: Brace for typhoon season, prepare emergency kitsnewsinfoNew cyclone kills 3 in Mozambique; UN warns of floodingnewsinfoTyphoon ‘Wutip’ weakens ahead of PAR entrySabillo first defended his title last July at the Solaire Resort and Casino against Colombian Jorle Estrada, where he won via a ninth round knockout. /CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSALRead Next Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time MOST READ Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements LATEST STORIES An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WBO minimumweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo is dedicating his fight against Nicaraguan Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago to those affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas.Sabillo, who sports a 23-0 (win-loss) record, spearheads one of the two title fights to be featured in the main event of the Pinoy Pride XXIII: Filipinos Kontra Latinos this Nov. 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT SMC bags Bulacan airport project Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR Indaya says Palaro, CVIRAA competitions are tougher 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 PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economylast_img read more


Locsin wants to drop visas upon arrival privileg


first_imgLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege MOST READ SMC bags Bulacan airport project Since 2009, AIDA has been conducting career caravans in the Visayas region because according to Mecke, “the hospitality and excellent qualification of the Visayans are highly appreciated by the German guests onboard.”MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hip LATEST STORIES Read Next Painters refuse to go quietly WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip 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 Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements FILIPINO crew members and their families who were affected by the earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu received cash assistance from their employer AIDA Cruises, a German cruise line, during a charity event held in cooperation with Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC) last Dec. 5 at the MMC office in Cebu City.During the event, AIDA’s senior manager for Recruitment Fleet Imke Mecke and MMC’s AIDA Fleet Director Abigail Berenguer expressed their sympathy to the affected crew members.ADVERTISEMENT Mecke handed over the checks totaling US$10,000 to the affected families.Mecke also assured crew members who were affected by super typhoon Yolanda of AIDA’s support.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 spikeSimultaneously, AIDA conducted an annual two-day Career Caravan to offer job opportunities to qualified applicants.During the caravan, Mecke also announced the arrival of two new AIDA vessels in 2015 and 2016, which will be manned by Filipinos. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage View commentslast_img read more


Nyor Gamay NG Nyor unsa man na ang Piety Ny


first_imgNyor Gamay (NG): Nyor, unsa man na ang “Piety?”Nyor Daku (ND): Murag ang binisaya ana, debusyon, usa ka matinud-anon nga pagsunod sa imong pagtuo. Nganong nangutana man ka Nyor?ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NAFTA: Democrats Leveraging the Trump Administration Kids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illegally ACLU: 911 Toddlers and Babies Separated from Parents ND: Ipanghambog na lang sa Facebook imong Sinulog Queen.Read Next Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements NG: Dagku lagig premyo ang uban unya mahal man sag registration fee unya daghan sad kaayo ang mangintra. Maayo lagig mayng laki ta. Taghap-taghap ra gud ning ato.MORE STORIESnewsinfoPalace: Opinion column critical of Sara, President a ‘black propaganda’newsinfoRizal on beating bullies: Use brains, not brawnnewsinfoCrimes of warMORE STORIESnewsinfoPalace: Opinion column critical of Sara, President a ‘black propaganda’newsinfoRizal on beating bullies: Use brains, not brawnnewsinfoCrimes of warND: pila man diay registration fee aning “piety?”NG: zero.ND: zero?NG: Walay bayad. Primero mo apil lang kas Facebook group nga Monochrome Magick.ADVERTISEMENT Capital One Data Breach NG: Duna man guy online photo contest nga “Piety” ang title. Unya ang theme kuno kay “What is the meaning of religion to a photographer?” Maayo kahang mo-intra ta ani Nyor?ND: Pilay premyo?FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionNG: 5,000 ang first prize. 3,000 ang second ug 2,000 ang third. Duna kunoy duha ka consolation prizes nga tag 500.ND: Ka gamay. Mura ra nag “sure tres” sa mga photo contest. Mas gamay pa gyud. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lacson: I’m no turncoat, I speak my mind PLAY LIST 01:19Lacson: I’m no turncoat, I speak my mind01:59No directive from Erap Estrada to file election protest, says lawyer03:01Winners of the first ever foil windsurfing contest in the Philippines03:26PCSO 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 ND: Unsa may petsa sa pagkuha nimog hulagway? Kinahanglan karong tuiga?NG: Sa akong nabasahan Nyor, pwede ang karaan nimong photo basta wa lang ni makadaug og major prize sa ubang contest. Sa ato pa, moduwat ra ni sila og stock photo.ND: Mao ba? Ang lugar diin nimo gikuha ang hulagway, kinahanglan nga sa Cebu gyud?NG: Dili Nyor. Bisag asang dapit sa kalibutan mahimo mong kuhaon ang maong hulagway. Basak San Nicolas man o Oslo, Norway.ND: Bisag unsang camera gamiton, pwede ra?NG: Sa akong nabasahan pwede tanan –cell phone camera, film camera, DSLR, mirrorless, pinhole ug uban pa.ND: Kanus-a man ni magdaug?NG: Karong petsa 26 ang awarding, adto sa taas sa Handuraw sa Lahug. Ang ako lang gikalibgan kon unsaun pag picture na ang “Piety.”ND: Ayaw na lang pag shoot sa parade, Nyor. Siguro-a na lang ang processionNG: Aw o tuod no. Pero unsaun naman lang nato ang Sinulog Queen? View comments PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep ND: Pilay bayad pagpa member aning Monochrome Magick?NG: Wa sad.ND: Ha? Unsa man diay ning Monochrome Magick?NG: Pundok sa mga maniniyut o photographers nga way lingaw nga mag sigig pahambugay sa ilang mga nindut nga black and white o monochrome nga mga kuha.ND: Asa man silag i-premyo?NG: Duna may mga sponsors og donors sama sa Macy’s Camera Shop, Classical Geometry, EaS Architects, Total, Qube Gallery, Handuraw, Hale Manna Beach Resort and Coastal Gardens, Tabor Hill College-OAD, Exposé Hairstyling ug uban pa. Duna say pipila ka mga individual nga mihatag apan dili gusto magpa-ila.ND: Mao ba? Kanus-a man magsugod ning “Piety” photo contest?NG: Gasugod na. Ang deadline karon nang Enero 19.ND: Unsaon nato pagsalmot?NG: Kon member na ka sa Monochrome Magick, i-email lang ang imong black and white o monochrome nga 8×12 entry nga dunay 300 dpi ngadto sa leepetros@yahoo.com. Kutob lang sa duha ka entry ang masalmot sa mga myembro. MOST READ Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Show me the money: Price-tagging Enrique Gil’s photos Ignored crisislast_img read more


Whats New in TechnologyLatest News for Entreprene


first_img What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos Roy Clay Sr.His mother raised him to never let racism be an excuse for failure. So despite being told in the 1950s by employers in the tech industry that there were no jobs for professional Negroes, Roy Clay Sr. never gave up and eventually became not only a forefather to the modern day personal computer, but also the man who advised Tom Perkins of Kleiner Perkins to invest in Robert Noyce‘s Intel computer chip.“The microprocessor was the greatest invention of the 20th Century,” says  86-year-old Clay, founder of Rod-L Electronics. “Kleiner Perkins is the venture capital company that started Silicon Valley.”Because of his perseverance in the face of discrimination, his astounding intellect and creative drive, Black Enterprise is honored to present Roy Clay Sr. with the Trailblazer’s Award at our inaugural TECHCONNEXT Summit in Santa Clara, California, on Oct. 12—13, 2015.Had Clay not followed his mother’s sound advice, he would likely have remained a teacher after earning a degree in Mathematics in 1951. “Teachers should get paid more,” says Clay. “I liked teaching as much as developing software.”Nevertheless, he was intrigued by computer science, a new discipline that began in 1956, which generally recruited mathematicians. Despite denial after denial on the basis of his race, he eventually landed a position working on IBM computers at McDonnell Aircraft Corp. (later McDonnell Douglas), a leading aircraft manufacturer. At the time, computers were the size of several refrigerators packed together in a space the size of a large warehouse.In 1958, he programmed computers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, operated by U.C. Berkley where he wrote code to demonstrate how radiation particles would spread after nuclear explosions; a likely consideration during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. By 1965, Clay took the position as the lead developer at Hewlett-Packard for the HP 2116A minicomputer, the first sold by HP, and only the second 16-bit computer to ever enter the world market. He went on to become the first director of the HP R&D Computer Group.While at HP, he hired the first graduates of Stanford’s computer science department, and recruited Kenneth L. Coleman, now chairman of data analytics firm Saama Technologies and a special advisor at Andreessen Horowitz; among other notable blacks in tech who he helped to launch successful careers.Later his advice in identifying and nurturing prospective startups for Tom Perkins led to investments in Tandem Computers, Compaq Computers, and Intel, three companies that eventually attained combined valuations in the hundreds of billions of dollars.Upon leaving HP, the husband and father of three launched Rod-L Electronics, a manufacturer of the HiPot electric safety tester, which is used by electronics companies like HP and General Electric to detect faulty wiring in every device from dishwashers to computers before they are sold.Given his impressive background, one might think that Clay was a fan of Silicon Valley’s meritocracy ideal as it pertains to hiring, but instead he calls it “benign neglect” a term President Richard Nixon used to describe a type of discreet discrimination.“I am a founder of Silicon Valley. I established the HP personal computer when Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were 10 years old,” says Clay, who suffered two strokes in the last 15 years. “I don’t accept the fact that blacks are not able to do the work. We’ve already done it. [Silicon Valley’s meritocracy] is beyond discrimination.”Clay’s advice to rising computer scientists hoping to make a name for themselves in the Valley: “Everything in the world is related to everything else in the world. You will never know how things work unless you observe life around you. Never give up and always pursue what you think you can do.”Attend the Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit at the Santa Clara, California, Hyatt Regency from Oct. 12—13. It will present a unique, unparalleled opportunity to make connections among the best and brightest of the African American tech community–from Silicon Valley and beyond. At TechConneXt you will learn the secrets to Navigating Silicon Valley Community, Discover Opportunities with Tech Companies, Find Funding Sources for your business and Connect with established tech leaders. If you are apart of the tech community, or one of its many stakeholders, you simply cannot miss it! Register today at www.blackenterprise.com/techconnext. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/techconnext-summit-a-forefather-to-the-modern-day-personal-computer-reflects-on-his-impactful-career/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/techconnext-summit-a-forefather-to-the-modern-day-personal-computer-reflects-on-his-impactful-career/last_img read more


FFWPU Europe by Sophie Redihough There was a Se


first_imgFFWPU Europe (by Sophie Redihough): There was a Second Generation Matching Preparation held in Colle Mattia Rome, Italy on October 12, 2014. This mini workshop was organized and run by Pietro Rossi and Sophie Redihough, a young second generation blessed couple. There were twenty-two young second generation participants who united the communities of Rome and Naples. They were very attentive, ready to listen to guidance and to participate with questions and queries throughout the lectures and discussion groups.The day kicked off with some introductory words from Elisabetta Cali’. She spoke as leader of the Blessing Department and as a caring mother. We then sang a couple of invigorating songs to build up a joyous atmosphere.Pietro and Sophie’s aims were to communicate with their younger brothers and sisters about preparing ones’ self for the matching stage of life. To do this Pietro gave two lectures. The first was daringly entitled “Adolescence” and addressed many themes one finds whilst travelling through the rough seas of adolescence. Such as judgment, acceptance, the relationship with ones’ parents and purity. Although Pietro may not have directly quoted the divine principle, it was clear that his research and guidance was based upon the core values of the divine principle. He used his own examples to add substance and humor to his lecture. He gave inspiration about how to avoid falling into the Adam/Eve/Lucifer trap, how an adolescent can develop a receiving heart and the importance of having a spiritual life.The second lecture was focused on more personal growth and understanding the meaning of getting matching. This lecture included topics such as brother and sister relationships, ones motive for becoming matched and understanding that although the matching process may be a challenge, it is also something to be proud of, to enjoy, as something we (as 2nd gen) will all go through.Next there was a space of time assigned to discussion, to hear from the participants. The group was first split into brothers and sisters and then the group reunited for a final discussion. It was a great way to hear how much they had understood from the lectures as well as a way to hear their individual opinions about the matching and blessing, how one prepares and their doubts.As we all are aware, every matching story is a different one and since we are all unique children of God we all have a unique matching process. Because of this Pietro and Sophie wanted to demonstrate as many different types of matching and blessing they could. So after giving guidance and theory of the matching they had a whole host of stories and testimonies to share.First, Gukson Capone gave an incredibly faithful testimony of his “True Parents Matching”. He spoke about his motives for receiving a true parents match, the struggles he went through to be able to be matched and how his deep faith in True Parents help him still now in his blessed life.Next we heard the words of Carmen Rizzi’s matching process. Her parents had attended a pair of matching conventions and they had used the website to find a match for their daughter. She spoke whole heartedly about the importance of uniting mind and body and communication between matching candidates. She also gave some insight into the dangers of having expectations and preformed ideals about one’s spouse.After that there was a contrasting testimony from a 1st generation couple. Pietro and Sophie felt that it would be important to hear from the first generation since they have a fuller experience of blessed life and a completely different type of matching. It was given by the leaders of the Naples community, Umberto and Hitomi Capone. It showed how such contrasting cultures could unite, co-operate and live in harmony together. They also explained that trials that could arise, but through these they could develop a greater understanding and love of the other culture.Ye sam and Manuel were next to speak. The fact that they spoke about their matching process together made the story fuller and more rounded. It allowed us to get both a masculine and feminine point of view. Pietro and Sophie asked this couple to speak because theirs is an alternative process. They showed how it is possible, with great faith and great responsibility to become matched.Pietro and Sophie finished the day with their own testimony. How he changed his view point by immersing himself in hoon dok hwe and prayer and how she could accept the match by having great communication and faith in her parents. They spoke about how “signs” can be confusing, about what they learnt from each other and how they each took the decision and became committed.Throughout the day there was always a good atmosphere of give and take where everyone felt they could express themselves if they wished, they could ask specific questions and generally be involved.For me, it was a great day to give back something to the community, after living here for a year I felt I could really appreciate what we can do. I really enjoyed getting to know the younger brothers and sisters and would love to help them in the future as best as I can.A special thanks goes to Vittorio Nobuo Della Corte for being an in house guitarist, and to all those who brought food, drinks, gave lifts etc.All the best,last_img read more


Prepared by WFWP Paraguay On March 15 2018 WFWP


first_imgPrepared by WFWP ParaguayOn March 15, 2018, WFWP and IAPP Paraguay celebrated the International Women’s Day at the World Trade Center Building in Asuncion, Paraguay.Deputy Cynthia Tarrago, secretary general of IAPP South America and IAPP Paraguay president, gave the welcoming remarks to around 140 participants, including three state ministers, two former state ministers, government officials, professionals and social women leaders.We had a video presentation on worldwide activities of WFWP. After that, Dr. Liz Maria Garcia de Arnold, former Defense Minister and current president of the Metropolitan University of Asuncion then gave a Speech about “Rural women, inequality and violence” .Then Mrs Roswitha Dueck de Giuliano gave an presentation about the founding and purpose of WFWP, the Rol and Mision of Peace Ambassadors and the activities in 2017.At this time ten new Peace Ambassadors were appointed, including the Minister of Electoral Justice, lawyers, soroptimists president, Government officials.Then the Presidents of IAPP, WFWP and Soroptimist signed a framework agreement to do activities together. Two new Peace Ambassadors expressed their deep appreciation for this nomination, committing themselves to support WFWP activities.The event ended with a raffle of typical Paraguayan crafts brought by WFWP member and Peace Ambassador Dr Susana Barua, typical Paraguayan music played by a former Miss Paraguay and a beautiful Paraguayan dance by Prof. Myrian Diaz de Vivar and her two daughters.During the cocktail everyone was very highly spirited and inspired by the Meeting. Special Thanks to Deputy Cynthia Tarrago and her staff for their support, to WFWP directive commission, and all those who helped to make this event successful.last_img read more


Seven Unique Spa Treatments You Can Find in Massachusetts


first_imgSeven Unique Spa Treatments You Can Find in Massachusetts Trade your usual massage for salt therapy, stem cell facials, and more. Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. 3/30/2017, 11:31 a.m. By Jamie Ducharme· Floating photo via istock.com/kzenonAny spa day is a good spa day, in our book. But how many pedicures and Swedish massages does one person really need? Next time you treat yourself, try one of these seven unique spa treatments available in Massachusetts.1. VinotherapyWhat it is: This treatment legitimately lets you bathe in wine, a.k.a. live out your dreams. Most spas use red wine grapes, seeds, vines, and processing byproducts to supposedly harness the anti-aging properties of resveratrol, boost circulation, and help mask harmful free radicals. (It’s worth noting that there’s been little research to prove these claims.)Where to do it: Stone Hedge Inn and Spa, in Tyngsborough, offers a unique take on vinotherapy. Instead of red wine, Stone Hedge offers a dry skin-busting Chardonnay bubble bath followed by a Chardonnay body moisturizer.Starting at $50. 160 Pawtucket Blvd.,Tyngsborough, stonehedgeinnandspa.com.2. Acupuncture MassageWhat it is: Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality that uses tiny, slender needles to stimulate some areas of the body while reducing discomfort in others. In this hybrid treatment, acupuncture is followed by a results-boosting massage.Where to do it: Exhale’s Back Bay and Battery Wharf locations both offer this experience.Starting at $105. Two Battery Wharf and 28 Arlington St., Boston, exhalespa.com.3. Stem Cell FacialWhat it is: Stem cell face creams have been on the market for a few years now, promising to use the star ingredient—which can regenerate and propagate new forms of tissue—to slow, stop, or even reverse the aging process. (Doctors are a bit more skeptical.) Many creams use stem cell extracts from plants.Where to do it: Balans Organic Spa, on Newbury Street, uses a cream made with live stem cells from the roseroot plant. The spa says its live cell therapy can stimulate cell renewal, skin repair, and collagen production, while treating wrinkles and protecting the skin from free radicals.$275. 216 Newbury St., Boston, bostonbalans.com.4. Infrared Sauna TherapyWhat it is: Infrared saunas use light to create heat, warming the body and prompting sweating and an elevated heart rate. Proponents say time in one can rid the body of toxins, help prevent chronic diseases, and spur weight loss.Where to do it: You can book 20-, 25,- or 30-minute appointments at Cabral Wellness Institute, in the Back Bay. Choose among add-ons like chromotherapy (color therapy), acoustic resonance therapy, and more.Starting at $39. 142 Berkeley St., Boston, cabralwellnessinstitute.com.5. Digital Wellness EscapeWhat it is: Glued to your phone? This digital detox promises to ease your tech-induced stresses and strains with bodywork concentrated on the head, neck, shoulders, hands, and feet.Where to do it: This tech escape was developed by the Mandarin Oriental.Starting at $200. 776 Boylston St., Boston, mandarianoriental.com.6. Salt TherapyWhat it is: Simply inhaling pharmaceutical-grade salt circulating in the air, advocates say, can improve respiratory and skin conditions, sharpen athletic performance, ease anxiety and depression, and help you relax.Where to do it: Though Massachusetts is home to several salt caves, Just Breathe Salt Room, in Westborough, offers yoga and meditation in its facility, as well as standard treatments.$17 for yoga, salt therapy starts at $30. 45 East Main St., Westborough, justbreathesaltroom.com.7. Flotation TherapyWhat it is: Also known as sensory deprivation therapy, this practice involves shutting yourself in a sound- and light-proof tank and floating in water that’s been totally saturated with epsom salts. It’s said to provide total physical and mental relaxation, boost creative thought, and even occasionally inspire visions and mild hallucinations.Where to do it: Somerville’s Float Boston offers 60- and 90-minute floats, as well as monthly floating memberships.Starting at $60. 515 Medford St., Somerville, floatboston.com.center_img Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* 303 Printlast_img read more


Night Shift and Springdale Beer Team Up on a Funky Festival


first_img 6/19/2017, 3:04 p.m. Print Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. 000 Night Shift and Springdale Beer Team Up on a Funky Festival “We’re Funk’d” celebrates sour and wild beer with a Camberville bar crawl, and a Walpole brew fest. center_img Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* By Jacqueline Cain· Sour and wild beers star in the We’re Funk’d Festival, coming next month from Night Shift, Springdale Beer, and friends. / Photo by Tim OxtonSpringdale Beer general manager Joe Connolly is only speaking for himself, but he believes his company doesn’t need to go out of its way to support Big Beer.So when Asheville brewery Wicked Weed announced last month it had sold out to Anheuser-Busch, his Framingham company was among many that pulled out from participating in Wicked Weed’s annual Funkatorium Invitational. But Springdale had already selected a charity to support at the Asheville festival—not to mention, they had a bunch of sour and wild beer earmarked for the occasion.“We just saw an opportunity to gather together a lot of brewers who are involved in the category and inspire us, and refocus on highlighting independent breweries and supporting charities,” Connolly says.Thus, the We’re Funk’d Festival was born. A collaboration with Night Shift Brewing, another local leader in sour beer, the two-day celebration of wild beer is coming up July 8 and 9 in Cambridge, Somerville, and Walpole.“A brewery like Wicked Weed being acquired is a beachhead for sour beer in the public consciousness,” Connolly says.Springdale, an offshoot of Jack’s Abby, opened its barrel room in December as a home for the company’s non-lagered brews, including a range of sour and wild-fermented ales. Night Shift has long experimented with sours, too. The fifth beer it ever brewed in 2012 was a classic Berliner weiss, says Night Shift cofounder Michael Oxton.“We’ve continued to grow and refine our sour program since,” Oxton says. Hosting We’re Funk’d “allows us to share our love for sour beer, work with an awesome group of brewers, and bring together a community of passionate beer drinkers, all for a great cause. Honestly doesn’t get better than that.”Springdale and Night Shift have recruited more than 30 breweries for the two-day series of events. On Saturday, the fun begins with a bar crawl in Cambridge and Somerville, featuring special kegs from local and visiting breweries. The pay-as-you-go party supports different charities at each venue, including Cambridge Brewing Company, Lord Hobo, Meadhall, Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square, the Rosebud, Foundry on Elm, and Redbones.On Sunday, the Boylston Schul-Verein German-American Club in Walpole hosts a traditional beer fest with the likes of 4 Hands (St. Louis), Crooked Stave (Denver), Plan Beer Farm Brewery (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), Four Quarters (Winooski, Vt.), Hermit Thrush (Brattleboro, Vt.), Oxbow (Newcastle, Maine), and dozens more. Brewer’s Fork is slinging wood-fired pizza, Moody’s will be on hand with sandwiches, and there will also be dining options from Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers and the Chubby Chickpea.At We’re Funk’d, Springdale is supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, while Night Shift’s charity of choice is the Easter Seals. Both organizations will be represented at the festival, along with other non-profits brought in by other breweries, Connolly says.“With two months to spare, we wanted to bring all these breweries in town, but we didn’t know if we could get a one-day license, and we also felt like having different venues would keep [beer fans] engaged,” Connolly says of creating a dual-concept festival. “We also wanted a traditional session where you’re outside, drinking a beer with live music. You won’t believe you’re 20 minutes from Boston.”The Boylston Schul-Verein German-American Club is about four miles from the Norwood Central commuter rail station, and the Mass Brew Bus is providing shuttle service between public transportation to the venue on Sunday. If you have a designated driver, a $10 limited-consumption ticket includes three, 2-ounce samples, plus a voucher for food.Each brewery—check out the full lineup below—is bringing two or three different sour or wild beers. Connolly is still in the midst of collecting that information, but he’s excited to share Springdale’s Apriculture, an apricot sour oak-aged for nine months. Stay tuned to Springdale’s social media for more details ahead of the funky weekend.We’re Funk’d Bar Crawl, priced a la carte, Saturday, July 8, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., various locations, Facebook.We’re Funk’d Festival, $10-$40, Sunday, July 9, 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., Boylston Schul-Verein, 8 County St., Walpole, Eventbrite.We’re Funk’d Participating Breweries4 Hands Brewing Company – St Louis, MOAllagash Brewing Company – Portland, MaineAlmanac Beer Co – San Francisco, CAAvery Brewing Company – Boulder, COBarreled Souls Brewing Company – Saco, MEBurley Oak Brewing Company – Berlin, MDCambridge Brewing Company – Cambridge, MACaptain Lawrence Brewing Company – Elmsford, NYCascade Brewing – Portland, ORCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – Denver, CODestihl Brewery – Normal, ILFinback Brewery – Ridgewood, NYFour Quarters Brewing – Winooski, VTGraft Cider – Newburgh, NYHermit Thrush Brewery – Brattleboro, VTJ. Wakefield Brewing – Miami, FLMagnify Brewing Company, Fairfield, NJNectar Creek – Corvallis, ORNight Shift Brewing – Everett, MAParadox Beer Company – Divide, COPlan Bee Farm Brewery – Poughkeepsie, NYPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey – San Marcos, CAOxbow Brewing Company – Newcastle, MERhinegeist – Cinncinati, OHSamuel Adams – Boston, MASpringdale Beer – Framingham, MATransient Artisan Ales – Bridgman, MITransmitter Brewing – Long Island City, NYTRVE Brewing – Denver, COTwo Roads Brewing Company – Stratford, CTUpland Brewing Company – Bloomington, INWeyerbacher Brewing Company – Easton, PAWooden Robot Brewery – Charlotte, NClast_img read more


You Can Again Swim in the Charles This Summer


first_img Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. By Jamie Ducharme· Healthy Events You Can Again Swim in the Charles This Summer City Splash returns to the Charles next week. 000 7/10/2017, 4:11 p.m. center_img Print Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* City Splash 2016/Photo courtesy of Charles River ConservancyForget the pool and the beach. This summer, you can swim in that good old dirty water.For the fifth year in a row, the Charles River Conservancy is hosting City Splash, an afternoon of sanctioned swimming in the Charles. And don’t worry—despite that old nickname, the river is much cleaner than it was years ago. (The Charles River Conservancy even says it’s the cleanest urban river in the country.)The public dip is scheduled for the afternoon of July 18, with swimmers allowed to splash for a 25-minute time slot between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is already sold out, but there will be space for a limited number of walk-on swimmers. We recommend getting there early if you don’t have a reservation.And if you don’t make it, just hold tight. The Charles River Conservancy has been pushing for permanent public swimming in the river, hopefully culminating in a swim park along its banks someday in the future.City Splash, by donation, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Fiedler Dock, Charles River Esplanade, Boston, thecharles.org.last_img read more


Photographer Elsa Dorfman Finally Gets Her Due in The B Side


first_img 7/14/2017, 11:37 a.m. Print Movies Photographer Elsa Dorfman Finally Gets Her Due in The B Side The film, courtesy of Oscar winning documentarian Errol Morris, explores the longtime Cambridge resident’s work. Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. By Lisa Weidenfeld· center_img Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* 000 Image courtesy Neon RatedSome documentarians end up with a slightly antagonistic relationship with their sources, who are none too pleased with the resulting product. But Errol Morris, the Oscar-winning director of The Fog of War, is clearly quite fond of his latest subject. His latest film is The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, about the life and career of longtime Cambridge resident and pioneering photographer Elsa Dorfman. She also happens to be a very old friend of his.When I ask Morris how he decided on Dorfman as a subject for his latest project, his answer is to deflect attention back over to her to make sure she’s getting her due in the interview. “Well, wait a second, just talk to Elsa for five minutes,” he implores.But that level of attention doesn’t seem to be something Dorfman craves. When Morris says he’s always wondered why she isn’t more famous, her response is, “See, only a man would wonder that. To a woman, it’s self-evident.”Dorfman has certainly had her share of hanging out in male-dominated worlds. She was a longtime friend of the poet Allen Ginsberg, and took photos of a variety of members of the Beat scene during her long career. Their friendship is given special focus in The B-Side, along with her chosen medium: the 20 x 24 inch Polaroid Land camera, which, as you might guess, took massive Polaroid pictures of people. These weren’t the little blurry square ones you might remember—they were giant, glossy prints. And Dorfman made an art form of her portraiture with the camera, one of the only ones that existed in the United States.The film features her telling stories as she searches through her collection of prints, which turns into a sort of history of Cambridge intellectuals, women in photography, and the arc of the Polaroid company. But it’s Dorfman’s skill as a taker of great portraits that shines through.“It’s sort of the magical connection between me and the person, because when I look at them in the movie I remember all of these sessions,” says Dorfman. “People know if they’re a good picture or not.”As to that friendship with one of the most famous intellectuals of the 20th century, Dorfman suggests that they just had another one of those magic connections.“I think there was a lot of self-destruction going on back then, and Allen sensed that I was a nice Jewish girl,” suggests Dorfman, before her defender Morris jumps back in to say, “You are a nice Jewish girl.”I suggest that, in fact, the nice Jewish girls of the world do good things, and Dorfman agrees. “They’re very, very reliable, and Allen, he just let it be known that I was not to be encouraged to have any drugs or anything like that.”These were the Beats, after all, so we’re not talking about some light pot smoking. “There were so many drugs. I can remember, drugs came in coffee cans.”The movie ultimately provides a window into the work of an artist who’s been living in the heart of Harvard Square for decades, who ended up crossing paths with some of the twentieth century’s greatest artists. That casual connection to our nation’s leading intellectuals is part of why Morris says he loves living in Cambridge himself, offering up one of the all-time great explanations of why the city makes for a good home: “It’s nice to know that there’s a lot of smart people around, who have no desire to talk to you. And you may have no desire to talk to them, but there’s some benefit to it.”Dorfman may continue to be modest about her pictures (even though some of them are in the Museum of Fine Arts these days), but she’s a passionate defender of the film. Morris, at least, is willing to admit that he feels OK about it.“I’ve often thought that I never like my films. I come closer to liking this film, I think, than any of the others. And there are moments in every film I’ve made—and there’s certainly moments in this film—that I really love,” he explains, before Dorfman cuts him off.“No, it’s perfect. I’ve seen it,” she says.“It’s not perfect,” argues Morris. They’re off again, down a well-traveled path in their mutual admiration society, before he begrudgingly admits: “I think there are a couple of things I did right.”It’s safe to say that Dorfman agrees with that, at least. She says one of her favorite moments comes near the end of the documentary, outside her workshop. In the movie, she tells a story about her husband, the famed civil rights attorney Harvey Silverglate, and how he gets her balloons for her birthday. Morris was determined to get a shot of the couple walking down a Cambridge street with the balloons.“I thought, ‘He’s looney,’ because we were going in front of Mass. Ave. It’s a Sunday morning. You know how Mass. Ave. is on Sundays, it’s sort of dead. And we have like 40 balloons, black and red, and Errol saying, ‘Back again! Do it again!’ And actually it’s fabulous,” she admits. “We look like we’re walking on clouds or something.”The film premieres today at the Kendall Square Cinema.last_img read more


Getaway Just Added 21 More Tiny Houses for You to Rent


first_img By Madeline Bilis· Travel Getaway Just Added 21 More Tiny Houses for You to Rent The Harvard-born startup is expanding. 6012 Print Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. center_img Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* 10/19/2017, 11:49 a.m. Photo by thebearwalk.comIn 2015, two Harvard grads launched Getaway with the idea of providing a quick, relatively inexpensive way to escape the city temporarily. They designed and built three tiny houses, placed them in the woods, and began renting them out. Now, just two years later, the startup has announced a major expansion—it’s adding 21 more tiny houses to its roster.The new woodsy escapes will be scattered around Getaway’s 40-acre plot of land in southern New Hampshire. The exact locations of Getaway cabins aren’t revealed until after booking (to preserve spontaneity, according to the company) but they’re guaranteed to be in a nature-filled spot within two hours of Boston. This is meant to make them ideal for unplugging and recharging.“Getaway isn’t about the tiny houses or the woods, but rather providing people with the opportunity to take time away from the stress, technology and hustle of daily life,” said Getaway founder and CEO Jon Staff in a statement. “We pleased to announce the increased capacity of cabins, which allows guests to book more frequently making these escapes part of their wellness routine.”Staff explains Getaway provides a way for city dwellers to just do nothing. By that, he means straying from the everyday to-do list. Staff suggests guests start out by putting phones in the provided cellphone lock box. Then, visitors can lounge, read, start a campfire, look for birds or flora, and relax.Both two-person and four-person cabins are available for rent. They’re equipped with kitchen supplies, a mini fridge, a stove top, shower, toilet, and bed. Outside, there’s a picnic table, a fire pit, and a few Adirondack chairs. The new cabins will be available for booking in late October with rates starting at $125 per night. See getaway.house for more information.Photo by thebearwalk.comlast_img read more