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Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 General Convention 2015, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Tags Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group By Sharon SheridanPosted Jun 22, 2015 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Practicing a mission strategy of presence Mission Enterprise Zone grant helps fund effort in Worcester, Massachusetts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL When plans to use a local church as a base of operations fell through, the Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward turned her car into her roving office as she practices a ministry of presence and making connections as urban missioner in the South Main neighborhood of Worcester in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. The Worcester Urban Mission Strategy is funded in part by a New Church Start grant. Photo/Jane GriesbachEditor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about The Episcopal Church’s pledge at the 77th General Convention to partner with dioceses to begin innovative mission strategies. Previous stories are here.[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Tom Brackett has a word for the Diocese of Western Massachusetts’ urban missioner in the South Main section of Worcester: “numble.”The Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward exhibits the shared qualities of being nimble and humble, said Brackett, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s missioner for church planting and ministry redevelopment. “She listens really well, so she will do something as long as it needs to be done, and then she will move to something else that needs to be done.”(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission.)Western Massachusetts received a $100,000 “new church start” matching grant for the Worcester Urban Mission Strategy program in the summer of 2014. Mission Enterprise Zones and their companion new church starts are Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society initiatives funded through the 2013-2015 Five Marks of Mission triennial budget, approved by General Convention in July 2012. The budget included $2 million to establish the zones and support new church starts for the first of the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission: to proclaim the good news of the kingdom.(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission.)Matching grants were available for up to $20,000 for a Mission Enterprise Zone and up to $100,000 for a new church start. Executive Council’s Joint Standing Committee on Local Mission and Ministry Committee considered applications for the grants and recommended to the council which ones it should approve.General Convention 2015 Resolution A012 proposes a continuation of that funding. And the budget the church’s Executive Council proposed to the convention’s budget committee increases the triennial seed money available to $3 million (line 27 here).From the first, things didn’t go quite as planned in Worcester.“My husband, who had cancer, went into hospice at about the same time I got the grant,” Ward told Episcopal News Service. “So I requested that we put the grant on hold for awhile. He died in October, and I actually began in January.”“It’s actually been a really healing thing to be doing something new in the midst of this,” she said. “That’s been an unexpected joy.”The Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward entertains a young boy in a waiting room while his mother and her baby visit a doctor in Worcester, Massachusetts. As urban missioner in the South Main area of the city, Ward practices a ministry of presence, spending time in the neighborhood and meeting people’s needs as they arise. Photo/Jane GriesbachThe intent was to create an Episcopal presence in the “challenged neighborhood” of South Main, site of gang activity and home to many recent immigrants and lots of single parents. The expectation was to base that presence in a local church that had dwindled to a few members.Then they discovered using the church building was impractical because of the cost of fixing problems with mold and significant deferred maintenance.“I said, ‘Okay, it’s meant to be a ministry of presence. Maybe I’m not supposed to have an office that I can hide in,’” Ward said.Her car became her office.“Not having a physical space took on a whole new challenge, but also a whole new possibility,” said Holly Dolan, a teacher who serves on the board that oversees the program’s grant.Ward set out, by car and foot, to meet her neighbors and pray with them.“I’ve seen my work as primarily making connections,” she said, “making connections with members of the neighborhood, helping people make connections with their higher power.”In recovery herself, she spends time talking to others in recovery or in “sober houses.” She attends community meetings and concerts, drinks coffee in local shops. This summer, she’ll volunteer at a summer program at an elementary school. “On any given day, I will have a handful of set meetings – folks I’ve agreed to have coffee with or folks from the local churches who want to get together. But a lot of it is walking around the neighborhood, talking to people and seeing what grows out of that.”Ward discovered that some of the people in the neighborhood needed things that the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits won’t cover – “that’s a huge burden for some people” – so she carries a shopping bag with diapers of various sizes and feminine-hygiene products to distribute.“She’s hit the streets and said: ‘How can we bless you?’ … and basically formed ministry out of people’s responses after praying with them and listening to them,” Brackett said.One of those ministries emerged from hanging out with folks at laundromats over the long, snowy winter. “Everybody in the neighborhood wanders through at one point or another,” Ward said. “I would show up with crayons and coloring books and Matchbox cars and play with the kids and talk to the parents.“I began to realize how often people ran out of quarters before they ran out of laundry. Middle-class folks like me don’t realize how much it costs to do laundry: $6.50 for a double-load in Worcester. You get five minutes in the dryer for a quarter. This is a big hit to people’s budgets when they’re already working poor or trying to get by on aid. These folks are walking to the laundromat with loads of laundry, a kid in a stroller, another kid by the hand, in the snow. This is just really hard work.”First Congregational Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, displays information about Laundry Love, a ministry of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts Urban Mission Strategy program set to begin in July.Members of local churches will provide free laundry services, pizza and prayer to residents of the South Main neighborhood in Worcester. The Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward, the diocese’s urban missioner in Worcester, identified the need for laundry assistance after spending time hanging out in laundromats during the recent harsh winter. Photo/ First Congregational Church in Worcester.In July, Ward, her board and members of local Episcopal churches will launch Laundry Love, a program that began on the West Coast and is spreading across the country. Once a month, volunteers will throw a “laundry party” by taking over a local laundromat for the evening and paying for people’s laundry, helping with folding clothes, reading stories to the children, feeding everyone pizza, and beginning and ending the event with prayer. (A video about the original Laundry Love program is here.)The Rev. Jane Griesbach, board member and deacon at St. Luke’s and St. Matthew’s Episcopal churches in Worcester, is recruiting laundry volunteers. “I feel that’s the easiest way for lay people to enter in[to the urban mission] at the moment.”Participants are welcome to “jump in with two feet, or simply collect quarters or detergent and pray for us,” she said. “People have gotten very excited and want to be involved.”Other groups are joining in as well.A local Coptic priest heard about the project and told Ward many Coptic immigrants in the area own pizza shops. “There are Coptic Christians who own pizza shops in Worcester who are donating the pizza to their brothers and sisters as an act of faith,” Ward said. “So here is another community that is participating in the ministry with us in a real and powerful way.”Students at nearby Clark University also may get involved.“Many of the students who come here are very committed to issues of social justice and outreach into the community,” said Dolan, associate professor in the Clark education department.Her parish, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, North Grafton, already is on board. Church members support the Worcester Fellowship Program – an outdoor ministry Griesbach and Ward also are involved with that holds weekly Eucharists on the commons – and youth members have done overnights in connection with the fellowship.“The kids have met with people who have not-consistent housing and kind of heard their stories and gone on walks in the city of Worcester at night with them,” Dolan said. When she talks about Laundry Love in her parish, “They get it, because they’re already attuned to some of what the needs are of people who are kind of living on the fringes.”Ward envisions helping families with more than laundry.“There is a coalition of pastors in the neighborhood who are starting to work together to strategize,” she said. “What we realized in talking was that in each of the parishes there were a handful of families that you kind of describe as being on the bubble – folks who, with some help, might be able to make it to the next level of stability.”The pastors – who come from various denominations – have committed to working together to identify families and link them to services in the various churches. One church runs an English as a second language program, while another mentors young men, and a third is considering starting parenting classes.“Because I have the freedom of not being in a particular parish,” Ward said, “I have the time and the energy available to help make some of those connections and make sure that people are connected with each other and the services.”Among the Episcopal churches, Ward sees a spirit of cooperation. “One of the things that I love about working in Worcester is that the various Episcopal churches in Worcester have declared that they are, along with Worcester Fellowship, the Episcopal Church in Worcester, rather than, ‘I’m this Episcopal church in Worcester.’ We collectively are The Episcopal Church.”They joined with other church communities for a “wild and wonderful Easter vigil” and with the Worcester Fellowship for a Good Friday Stations of the Cross throughout the city, Ward said.The Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward, left, distributes feminine hygiene supplies as part of her urban ministry in Worcester, Massachusetts. Photo/Jane Griesbach“She has a beautiful grace about her that is nonthreatening, and everybody so far, the clergy of all the parishes are on board and very excited,” Griesbach said. Ward likewise has met with chaplains and administrators at Clark University and Holy Cross College, “and the students are going to become involved when they come back in the fall. She’s talented in casting a wide net. … It’s a very exciting model.”This fits with Bishop Douglas Fisher’s vision for the diocese. He wants congregations to think about themselves in collaboration with other congregations, Episcopal or not, to find the ways in which God is working already in their neighborhoods and/or is calling them to new ministries that serve the residents of those neighborhoods, he said.Fisher believes that the diocese should look at mission and church planting in a different way, he said, and so began the Fanning the Flame initiative to “go to places where the Holy Spirit is already active and doing good things, and try to give those places resources so that the Holy Spirit might work even more powerfully, but in a way that not only impacts that particular parish, but also the surrounding parishes.”The program is funded by a 1 percent per year draw on diocesan investments income. It will amount to $1 million in three years.The diocese says congregations ought to be drawing extra from their endowments to pay “for the sake of mission initiative” rather than for building repairs or to cover staff salaries, and the diocese is following suit with this initiative.Looking ahead in Worcester, the mission hopes to begin renting a storefront if the owners can secure a grant to renovate it.“This could become safe space where people from the neighborhood, people from The Episcopal Church in Worcester, people from other faith communities could gather and create a supportive community around some of the young families in the neighborhood,” Ward said. “A place where you can not only pick up diapers, but have a conversation about how your life is going; where we could not only have 12-step meetings with child care but a prayerful space where an 11th-step meeting could take place. The 11th step is when you improve your conscious contact with God.”Another option might be music instruction. That morning, Ward had walked the neighborhood with a music teacher who belongs to a local Episcopal church. “She started saying, ‘Hmmm, I wonder if we could provide music lessons for some of the kids.’”“One of the things that I’m really delighted with,” Ward said, “is that people are starting to step up and say, ‘I want to do this with you. I don’t know what this is, but I want to do this with you.’”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. ENS editor and reporter Mary Frances Schjonberg contributed to this article. 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Por: Un residente extranjero en Santo Domingo.Otra tragedia humana en contra del pueblo haitiano se está fabricando, a medida que los funcionarios de la República Dominicana (RD) se preparan para deportar a decenas de miles de haitianas/os, si no cientos de miles. Familias están siendo destrozadas con las expulsiones de estas/os trabajadores.Durante el último año el gobierno del presidente Danilo Medina del Partido de la Liberación Dominicana y fuerzas políticas conservadoras han puesto en marcha una campaña de histeria en contra de las/os trabajadores haitianos en la RD.Las/os haitianos en la RD laboran en la construcción pública y privada (80 por ciento de la fuerza laboral en la construcción), en la agricultura (95 por ciento de la fuerza laboral en la agricultura) y en los servicios domésticos. A menudo se les paga “fuera de los libros de contabilidad” (recibiendo los salarios más inferiores), mientras los empleadores evitan pagar las deducciones monetarias mandatorias para seguros médicos, pensiones y otras protecciones.Por ejemplo, a los trabajadores haitianos de la construcción se les paga “450 pesos” o menos por día. Trabajan de 7 am a 7:30 pm. Utilizando la tasa de cambio actual, eso se convierte en 83 centavos de (U.S.) dólar por hora.Trabajadoras/es agrícolas haitianos pueden ganar “250 pesos” o menos por día (lo cual se convierte en 5,5 dólares por día). Las/os trabajadores del servicio doméstico laboran 6 días por semana y pueden recibir “5.000 pesos” por mes (111 dólares al mes).Algunos empresarios inescrupulosos llaman a los agentes de inmigración para que deporten a sus trabajadoras/es, y así evitan pagar ningún salario.Intimidación y amenazas de deportaciónEl Ministro de Interior y Policía, José Fadul, ha anunciado frecuentemente que soldados y agentes de inmigración realizarán las deportaciones (usan la palabra “repatriaciones”) de haitianas/os comenzando después del 17 de junio, fecha en que las/os extranjeros en la RD tenían que registrarse bajo el Plan de Regularización.Hasta el momento 288.466 personas se han inscrito de las/os 768.783 inmigrantes contados en el censo nacional de 2012 (de ellos 668.145 eran de Haití). Todos menos una pequeña minoría enfrentan deportación. La República Dominicana tiene una población de 9,700,000.Además de las personas mencionadas, otras/os 209.912 dominicanos de descendencia haitiana también enfrentan ser deportados. Estas/os dominicanos nacieron en la RD, han vivido y trabajado aquí por décadas, desde antes de que la nueva Constitución de 2010 fuera establecida por los políticos capitalistas, redefiniendo conscientemente la ciudadanía dominicana, a fin de excluir a las personas de descendencia haitiana.De acuerdo a Fadul, sólo 4.600 inmigrantes han “cumplido” con los requisitos del Plan de Regularización, es decir menos del 2 por ciento de las/os solicitantes, que ahora tendrán 45 días para completar su registro. Si el 98 por ciento restante de las/os solicitantes no cumplen con los requisitos del Plan de Regularización, también enfrentarán deportación.El llamado “Plan de Registro” tiene requisitos irrealizables.Los requisitos del Plan de Regularización incluyen: pasaportes, certificados de nacimiento, tarjetas de identidad, prueba de empleo (recibos de salario o cartas de empleadores), contratos de alquiler, cartas de juntas de vecinos, estados de cuentas bancarias, tarjetas de crédito, documentos de matriculación de vehículos, recibos de bienes muebles, etc. – requisitos inalcanzables para una población empobrecida que es sometida a la discriminación y súper explotación cotidiana.Fadul públicamente admitió que muchos empresarios se han negado a emitir certificados a sus empleadas/os haitianos, lo que significa que la mayoría de las/os haitianos podrían ser deportados, incluso quienes solicitaron la Regularización.Otra barrera es el costo de obtener documentos notariales (500 pesos o más por documento = sueldo de un día de trabajo). Los abogados cobran 10.000 pesos o más (un mes de sueldo) para ayudar a procesar las solicitudes. Algunos solicitantes han tenido que regresar hasta 10 veces a las oficinas del Plan de Regularización, para entonces esperar en fila desde la subida del sol hasta el escurecer, rodeados por la policía anti-disturbios que a menudo tienen que sobornar a fin de que les permitan registrarse.¿Cómo pueden las/os trabajadores indocumentados y sus familias pagar todos estos costes acumulados? No pueden, el Plan de Regularización es una estrategia de largo plazo, calculada para deportar a las/os haitianos y desviar la atención del pueblo dominicano en contra de las/os haitianos, culpándoles falsamente por los problemas de pobreza en curso en la propia RD.Fadul señala que miles de efectivos militares han sido movilizados, preparados y asignados a las autoridades de inmigración, que autobuses han sido adquiridos y entregados (imágenes de las mismas aparecen en la prensa) – todo para implementar las deportaciones inminentes. Instalaciones militares como la Fortaleza Beller en Dajabón y otras están siendo preparadas para servir como centros de detención.Según Fadul, las personas deportadas se llevarán a Haití a través de cuatro puntos fronterizos: Dajabón, Jimaní, Pedernales y Elías Piña, donde supuestamente las recibirán las autoridades haitianas.Bajo la presión psicológica cotidiana y la intimidación de las autoridades, incluyendo ataques violentos racistas en contra de haitianas/os reportados por los medios de comunicación, miles se han marchado bajo el temor de ser deportadas/os y perder sus pertenencias. Todo esto mientras la policía de inmigración continúa deteniendo y deportando a su discreción, muchas veces separando familias que han vivido aquí por décadas. Algunas/os adultos expulsados enfrentan la separación permanente de sus hijas/os.Violencia racista contra las/os haitianosEn abril de 2015 en la ciudad de Moca se denunció que haitianos habían asesinado un joven dominicano. Como consecuencia de la campaña anti-haitiana, multitudes de jóvenes dominicanos atacaron y expulsaron a 500 haitianos de Moca.Este ataque racista fue grabado y mostrado por la televisión dominicana, y se publicó en Youtube bajo el título “Sacan haitianos a la fuerza en Moca y destruyen sus pertenencias”. Se puede accesar en: tinyurl.com/pr3dc59.El ataque de la turba en Moca galvanizó a los sectores racistas al igual que a los anti-racistas en la RD, impulsando que las/os dominicanos denunciaran la violencia en contra de los haitianos por los principales canales de televisión y en los periódicos. Todo esto forzando a las autoridades a detener a algunos de los individuos implicados en estos ataques.Otro crimen racista horrendo que demuestra los efectos de la campaña del gobierno en contra de las/os haitianos fue el linchamiento en un parque público de Santiago de “Tilile” (Jean Claude Harry), un trabajador limpiabotas, el cual estaba casado y tenía hijos. Lo encontraron el 12 defebrero de 2015 ahorcado de un árbol, su cuerpo golpeado y sus manos y pies atados con soga. Santiago es la segunda ciudad más grande de la RD.Aunque esta atrocidad fue ampliamente condenada tanto por dominicanas/os como por haitianas/os, sí muestra las amenazas verdaderas que enfrentan las/os haitianos.Crecimiento económico capitalista mientras aumenta la pobreza Según el Banco Mundial (30/3/2015): “En los últimos veinte años la República Dominicana (RD) ha sido una de las economías de más alto crecimiento en Latinoamérica, con un crecimiento promedio del PIB en torno al 5,5 por ciento entre 1991 y 2013. A pesar de este fenomenal desempeño económico, la pobreza hoy en día es más alta que en 2000. La pobreza aumentó del 32 por ciento de la población en 2000 a casi 50 por ciento en 2004, tras la crisis financiera y económica de 2003, para descender gradualmente al 41 por ciento en 2011”.Según el Banco Mundial, las/os trabajadores haitianos ganan en promedio el 60 por ciento de lo que las/os dominicanos ganan. En el sector agrícola las/os haitianos reciben el 50 por ciento de lo que se les paga a las/os dominicanos. “La inmigración haitiana beneficia a la economía de la República Dominicana, ofreciéndole a las empresas una mano de obra joven y salarios relativamente bajos”, dice el Banco Mundial en su informe “Haití y República Dominicana: más que la suma de las partes”.No es extraño que la burguesía esté tan feliz con las ganancias récord extraídas de las/os trabajadores haitianos y dominicanos.En la RD la mayoría de la fuerza laboral se clasifica como “informal”. Las/os trabajadores informales no están registrados como empleados de una empresa y por lo tanto no reciben cobertura médica, pensiones u otras protecciones.No existe un salario mínimo nacional. De hecho, hay 13 escalas de salarios mínimos diferentes correspondiendo a diferentes sectores de la economía: agricultura, construcción, empresas pequeñas, medianas y grandes, zonas francas (de libre comercio), empleadas/os del gobierno, etc. El 65 por ciento de la población trabajadora activa gana menos de 10.000 pesos al mes (56 dólares por semana) y el desempleo real se estima en más del 20 por ciento.Si no fuera por las remesas enviadas por las/os trabajadores dominicanos desde otros países, que ascendieron a 4,6 mil millones de dólares en 2014 (un promedio de $474 dólares por cada persona en la RD), las condiciones económicas hubieran causado una explosión social.Necesaria la unidad dominico-haitiana, y la solidaridad internacionalComo se puede ver en la crisis actual, el racismo y la opresión nacional no sólo esclaviza a las/os haitianos, sino que también fortalece la opresión de las/os trabajadores dominicanos, porque ambos, trabajadoras/es haitianos y dominicanos, son explotadas/os por los mismos capitalistas.Lo que la coyuntura actual necesita es que surja una lucha unida de las/os trabajadores dominicanos y haitianos en contra del sistema capitalista que esclaviza a todas/os los trabajadores. En este momento de crisis, gestiones de solidaridad internacional en defensa de las/os trabajadores haitianos en la República Dominicana serían oportunas y muy útiles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Campaigns RSF_en In the photos, they are asked to pose as Shawkan did for a photo during a court appearance, miming the action of taking photo. Many well-known people have agreed to take part in the campaign. They include the photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand and many others (see the list below). “We have decided to launch this solidarity campaign on social networks because of the gravity of the situation,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We are aware of the power of a popular movement on the Internet and we know its efficacy in shaking things up. If we succeed in mobilizing thousands of people around the world, the Egyptian government will not be able to ignore our appeal.” Shawkan was arrested on 14 August 2013 while trying to provide the Demotix photo agency with coverage of police breaking up a demonstration in support of deposed President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo’s Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square. Egyptian prosecutors requested the death penalty for the photographer on 3 March.Photographers and journalists participating to the campaign:- Visa pour l’Image festival founder and director, Jean-François Leroy- Photoreporters Patrick Baz, Pauline Beugnies, Samuel Bollendorf, William Daniels, Jérôme Delay, Mathias Depardon, Laurence Geai, Guillaume Herbaut, Bulent Kilic, Seif Kousmate, Frédéric Lafargue, Catalina Martin-Chico, Frédéric Noy, Ammar Abd Rabbo, Michel Slomka, Pierre Terdjman, Véronique de Viguerie, Mélanie Wenger…- Bayeux Calvados-Normandy award- Members of MYOP agency and Studio Hans Lucas- Members of photographer collectives Argos, Collectif item, Riva press- The journalists Dimitri Beck, Loup Bureau, Auberi Edler, Claude Guibal, Etienne Huver, Caroline Laurent-Simon, Lucas Menget, Thomas Misrachi, Vincent Nguyen, Clémentine Sarlat, Fabienne Sintes, Jean Stern…- The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)And RSF team: Protecting journalists Freedom of expression Organisation © Robin Grassi / RSF Help by sharing this information Protecting journalists Freedom of expression The international campaign, which will start at 10 a.m. Central European Time tomorrow (10 April), aims to get as many people as possible to post photos of themselves with the hashtag #MyPicForShawkan on social networks. It will be relayed, amongst others, in the 12 countries where RSF is represented. April 10, 2018 – Updated on January 27, 2020 #MyPicForShawkan: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the photographers community are mobilizing for Shawkan, an imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist, who is facing the possibility of death by hanging.
Community News Pasadena Reports 2 New COVID-19 Deaths as Infections Continue to Slow By BRIAN DAY and CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 5:48 pm Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>Authorities added two fatalities to Pasadena’s COVID-19 death toll Wednesday, as the lowest number of new infections in well over a month were reported.A total of 239 people have died from the virus in the city, according to city data. January has proven to be the deadliest month of the pandemic in Pasadena by far, with 72 deaths reported since the start of the new year.With 44 additional infections reported, the lowest number since Dec. 14, total infections in Pasadena stood at 9,988.Between Jan. 4 and Jan. 14, the city did not see a single day with fewer than 100 new infections, data shows. Totals over 200 were documented Jan. 5 through Jan. 8, peaking at 253 on Jan. 5.Huntington Hospital reported treating 164 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, with 29 of them being treated in intensive care units.Over the past week, the facility had recorded 17.3 average daily admissions of COVID-19 patients.A total of 11,443 Pasadenans had been vaccinated through the Pasadena Public Health Department or state-approved providers, according to city data. More than 2,300 people had received their second doses.The city remained in Phase 1b of Tier 1 under the state’s vaccination guidelines.Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer issued a warning to residents to limit gatherings, specifically citing the upcoming Super Bowl, reminding that past sporting events and celebrations during the Dodgers and Lakers championship runs contributed to spiking infections.“We know that Super Bowl Sunday is coming up, and we can’t repeat the mistakes of the past,” she said. “It will be tragic if the Super Bowl becomes a super-spreader of coronavirus.’”Ferrer said that despite this week’s lifting of the state’s regional stay-at-home order and the re-imposing of the local health order that permits outdoor gatherings of up to 15 people from three different households, residents shouldn’t take it as a pass to begin widespread socializing.“It just doesn’t work if every night people gather with a different group of folks to have small parties,” she said. “This is one of the reasons we had the surge. Too many people socializing.”Ferrer noted a continuing downward trend in new COVID-19 case rates, reporting 6,917 new infections Wednesday. The new cases lifted the cumulative countywide total from throughout the pandemic to 1,091,712.The number of people dying from the virus, however, remains high, with the county announcing another 307 deaths, although 22 of those fatalities were actually reported Tuesday by Long Beach health officials. The news deaths increased the overall death toll to 15,897.Ferrer and county Health Services Director Dr. Christina Ghaly said the daily number of deaths is likely to remain elevated for at least two more weeks, due to the recent surge of COVID patients swarming intensive-care units.The hospitalization numbers have been trending downward, with the state reporting a total of 6,026 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID as of Wednesday, including 1,542 people in ICUs. At the beginning of the month, the county was averaging more than 8,000 COVID patients. The county’s average ICU population of COVID patients has also fallen, from about 1,900 per day earlier this month to now about 1,600.Ghaly noted that hospitals are now averaging about 500 new daily COVID patient admissions per day, down from more than 700 earlier this month, the number is still double the rate seen during the COVID surge last July.The county’s COVID-19 transmission rate — reflecting the average number of people a COVID patient infects with the virus — also continues to decline, estimated Wednesday at 0.85, down from 0.94 last week. Keeping that number below 1.0 is considered critical to slowing the spread of the virus.But while the numbers continue to trend in the right direction, Ghaly noted that cases could quickly surge again if residents become lax about infection control.“Though things are finally starting to move in the right direction, an increase in the behaviors that facilitate transmission could lead to a renewed increase in the number of hospitalized patients within about three weeks’ time,” Ghaly said. “There’s always that lag between activity that might expose somebody to the virus, through to infection through to the point at which someone requires a hospital for care.“I thus urge everyone to continue to be safe,” she said. “ … If we collectively let up on our efforts to limit transmission, then our hospital system could easily become overwhelmed again. We cannot let this happen. We can’t let the current high number of COVID patients still within the hospital become normal to us. It is simply not sustainable.”The California Department of Public Health announced 16,728 new COVID-19 infections and 697 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the totals to 3,169,914 infections and 38,224 fatalitites.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week had fallen to 7.7%, and the 14-day average was recorded at 8.8%, which was the lowest rate since Dec. 8, according to CDPH data.As of Wednesday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 42% of the state’s deaths. 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NewsNews from the world of wineBy admin – April 15, 2011 607 Twitter Previous articleJudge Tom O’Donnell nominated to Circuit CourtNext articleReport shows Thomond Park Value admin Print Champagne Gosset has launched its latest vintage. The year 2000 was an exceptional one; after being shaken by severe hailstorms in May and July, the Champagne vineyards regained their vigour with the arrival of perfect summer with warm and dry conditions, which extended right through to the harvest. A blend of 57 per cent Chardonnay and 43 per cent Pinot Noir, on first inspection it is clear, luminous and crystalline yellow gold spangled. An abundance of sparkling bubbles form a thin, yet steady and persistent flow.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the nose it is delicate, elegant and rich with strong notes of deliciously ripe fruits such as mango, pineapple, lemon, molten honey and apricot and a gentle note of spring flowers like hawthorn, camomile and jasmine.On tasting, it initially displays freshness, dominated by the majestic mark of the Chardonnay. There are lively and complex notes of the same pineapple, apricot and mango, but with a hint of hazelnut, and a pleasantly long and elegant finish. The wine’s consistency and richness is a sign of its maturityThe overall quality of the St Emilion and Pomerol wines is high in the Bordeaux 2010 vintage, but whether they are superior to 2009 is a something as yet undecided.That is according to the critics of Decanter, the industry leading wine magazine who spent last week on the Right Bank and consider the majority of the wines fresh, acidic and very well structured.But at this early stage they are wary of pronouncing the vintage greater than last year’s.James Lawther MW said, “I get the impression these wines are more classic and will age longer – but we still have a long way to go.”Lawther stressed this: the wines still have to be barrel aged, which will be critical. If too much oak is used the wines will lose their fine balance.The full report will be out later this week. Prosecco is getting ready to outperform Champagne in 2012 as leader in number of bottles produced. The announcement was made by the Veneto Region Councillors for Promotion Marino Finozzi and for Agriculture Franco Manzato at the inauguration of Vinitaly, at the Verona Trade Fair recently. The progress made by Prosecco in the competition with the French-made Champagne is clear-cut and persisting, as its average annual production is of around 320 million bottles.This year, roughly 286 million bottles of Prosecco will be placed on the market and will be up to 353 million next year, exceeding 400 million bottles marketed world-wide by 2013. Email Facebook Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp