El Salvador: organizaciones de justicia y derechos humanos se muestran…

first_imgEl Salvador: organizaciones de justicia y derechos humanos se muestran inquietas por ataques Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal News Service] Luego de un ataque el 14 de noviembre a una organización de derechos humanos que ha laborado por encontrar a niños separados de sus familias durante los 12 años de guerra civil en El Salvador y la abrupta clausura en octubre del mayor archivo de crímenes de guerra del país, las organizaciones dedicadas a la justicia social y los derechos humanos temen que esté en marcha una campaña sistemática para eliminar el registro histórico de las violaciones de derechos humanos perpetrados durante la guerra.“Aunque no tenemos aún toda la información, es difícil no interpretar el cierre de Tutela Legal y el ataque a Pro-Búsqueda como reacciones al progreso de presentar, y en algún momento procesar, casos de abusos de derechos humanos en El Salvador”, dijo Noah Bullock, director ejecutivo de la Fundación Cristosal, una organización de desarrollo comunitario basada en los derechos humanos que comenzó en el centro diocesano de la Iglesia Anglicana-Episcopal de San Salvador, la capital del pequeño país centroamericano.En las primeras horas de la mañana del 14 de noviembre unos hombres armados entraron en la oficina de la Asociación Pro-Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos, detuvieron a tres personas, se llevaron computadoras y otros equipos y destruyeron archivos rociándolos de gasolina y prendiéndoles fuego.El ataque se produjo tres días después de que el Tribunal Supremo escuchara el testimonio de algunos sobrevivientes: niños cuyos padres fueron asesinaos por soldados del gobierno durante una incursión en 1982. Pro-Búsqueda representó a los sobrevivientes ante el tribunal, donde ningún miembro de las fuerzas armadas se personó.“Lamentamos que continúe este tipo de actividades violentas contra aquellos de nosotros que buscamos justicia en este país. No queremos volver a nuestro pasado en el cual estos sucesos eran lugar común”, dijo Martín Barahona, el obispo de la Iglesia Anglicana-Episcopal de El Salvador en respuesta al ataque. “Obviamente, hay un sector de la sociedad que busca desestabilizar el país por estos medios y aún no sabemos quiénes son”.En octubre, la Arquidiócesis Católica Romana de San Salvador cerró abruptamente su oficina legal, Tutela Legal, que guardaba una extensa recopilación de pruebas y 50.000 documentos relacionados con abusos a los derechos humanos cometidos durante la guerra civil que asoló al país de 1980 a 1992.El arzobispo Oscar A. Romero, que estuvo al frente de la Arquidiócesis de San Salvador desde 1977 hasta su asesinato el 24 de marzo de 1980, abrió la oficina legal durante su primer año como arzobispo. Durante su popular transmisión semanal por radio, Romero regularmente leía los nombres de los que habían sido asesinados y torturados, así como de los que estaban “desaparecidos”; muchos salvadoreños vieron su asesinato como el momento decisivo hacia la guerra.Según cálculos oficiales, unas 75.000 personas resultaron muertas e incontables otras desaparecieron o fueron torturadas durante la guerra, que se libró entre el gobierno de derechas respaldado por EE.UU. y las guerrillas de izquierda.Tanto el cierre de la oficina legal de la arquidiócesis como el ataque a Pro-Búsqueda tienen lugar cuando el Tribunal Supremo del país revisa la constitucionalidad de la ley de amnistía de 1993, que ha protegido a los perpetradores de abusos contra los derechos humanos cometidos durante la guerra civil de ser procesados por sus delitos. El año pasado la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos declaró que la ley de amnistía no podía proteger a los responsables de la masacre de El Mozote, donde soldados del gobierno mataron a unas 800 personas, la mitad de ellas niños, en diciembre de 1981.David Morales, el Defensor de los Derechos Humanos de El Salvador condenó el ataque a Pro-Búsqueda, diciendo que tales agresiones no habían ocurrido desde principios de los años noventa, en la postguerra, según aparece reportado en el periódico virtual El Faro.“Es preocupante que este tipo de actos resurjan”, dijo Morales. Sin duda, añadió, el ataque tuvo motivaciones políticas y buscaba “intimidar, amedrentar [e] infundir miedo” en una atmósfera de impunidad.Un punto en la negociación de los Acuerdos de Paz de 1992 fue la formación de una comisión de la verdad para investigar las violaciones de los derechos humanos que habían ocurrido durante la guerra civil. En El Salvador de la postguerra, las organizaciones de derechos humanos y justicia social de base han desempeñado un papel clave en proteger la memoria histórica y sacer a relucir estos casos.Las organizaciones están exigiendo a la arquidiócesis que le entregue sus archivos a las víctimas, de manera que ellas puedan escoger quien las represente en sus demandas de justicia. También exigen una investigación de los ataques más recientes.“Desde los Acuerdos de Paz, El Salvador ha estado experimentando con una paz negociada sin justicia”, dijo Bullock. “Ataques como el de la semana pasada contra Pro-Búsqueda indican que los elementos de la sociedad implicados en la perpetración de esos crímenes siguen creyendo que pueden actuar por encima de la ley con impunidad. El incendio de oficinas de derechos humanos no es una conducta conducente a la construcción de una sociedad pacífica y democrática”.En enero, con antelación a las primarias presidenciales del 2 de febrero, la Fundación Cristosal ofrecerá un curso de una semana a norteamericanos para estudiar el proceso de edificar la paz y la democracia en El Salvador de la postguerra. Los participantes del curso tendrán la oportunidad de hablar con políticos, académicos y líderes comunitarios acerca del estado de la paz y la democracia, y también de servir como observadores en las elecciones.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox theologians reach further agreement on the Holy…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis October 31, 2016 at 5:28 pm I wish the commission had been more direct in approaching this controversy. Having read the communique, I am not sure we have made any progress toward theological understanding. And a lot of high powered man-hours went into this effort. Francis O’Brien says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Gavin DrakePosted Oct 31, 2016 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] The official dialogue between the Anglican Communion and the Oriental Orthodox churches have reached further agreement on the theological understanding of the Holy Spirit. The Anglican Oriental Orthodox International Commission met last week in Lebanon, Beirut, to consider their consideration of the Holy Spirit, which began last year in Wales.Full article. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox theologians reach further agreement on the Holy Spirit Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican Communion, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ecumenical & Interreligious Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Comments (1) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tagslast_img read more

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Extraordinary Period of Giving

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Speaking of the recent string of major charitable donations by successful e-entrepreneurs, Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington DC, said: “This is just the beginning of what could be an extraordinary period of giving.”Speaking of the recent string of major charitable donations by successful e-entrepreneurs, Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington DC, said: “This is just the beginning of what could be an extraordinary period of giving.”Is this true? If so, will it affect the UK, and how long will it last? Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Extraordinary Period of Giving Howard Lake | 27 January 2000 | News Read Bountiful bosses race to give it away by John Cassy at The Guardian.  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to Burmese journalist and writer Ludu Daw Amar

first_img RSF_en Follow the news on Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts “She always criticised the government and was like the mother of all Burmese journalists,” Burmese commentator Win Min told Agence France-Presse news agency. “She was a moral symbol and the people were proud of her.” Help by sharing this information US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Nearly 4,000 people attended her funeral on 9 April, including many of the country’s journalists, writers and cultural figures. Her ashes were cast into the Irrawaddy River. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest, sent a bouquet of flowers. RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum to go further May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img April 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to Burmese journalist and writer Ludu Daw Amar News May 31, 2021 Find out more News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Organisation Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to Burmese journalist and writer Ludu Daw Amar, called “the mother of Burmese journalists,” who died on 7 April, aged 93, in a Mandalay hospital.“All her long life, she resisted the pressure of the military and fought for freedom of expression for journalists and the Burmese people,” the organisation said. “Our thoughts are with her family, friends and admirers who traditionally gathered each year in Mandalay to mark her birthday. Journalists made the occasion into a symbol of resistance to the military dictatorship. We also think of her friend Win Tin, who is still being held at Rangoon’s Insein prison and was not allowed to go to her funeral.” Ludu Daw Amar helped set up Mandalay’s first publishing house in the 1940s and got the nickname “Ludu” (“of the people”) because of her commitment to the poor in the paper she edited, Ludu Daily News, which was closed in the 1960s for its liberal views. May 12, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Newslast_img read more

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A date for culture

first_imgTwitter Sticks, pipes and priestsASKEATON Contemporary Arts invites us to local craftsman Sean Barron’s exhibition this Saturday March 15, 8pm in the Civic Trust building.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Barron makes walking sticks, smoking pipes and fishing priests,” explains curator Michele Horrigan. “Initially, his work might be labeled as folk art, yet on further inspection it becomes apparent that his work is instead borne out of an understanding of nature and often humorous interpretations of the environment around him”.His first exhibition will be accompanied by a 32-page publication with an essay by Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes and interview with Seanie Barron by Horrigan.‘Walking Sticks, Smoking Pipes and Fishing Priests’ is current until July 12. Advertisement Linkedin Email Facebook WhatsApp Cultures and BeliefsHUNT Museum will host a new series on Wednesdays in the run up to Easter in the theme of Lenten talks. First up next Wednesday March 19 at 4.30pm is the Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe, Rt Revd Trevor Williams whose address is ’Cultures of Beliefs: A Church of Ireland Perspective’.On Wednesday March 26, Rev Vicki Lynch of the United Methodist and Presbyterian Christ Church will speak and on Wednesday April 2, again 4.30pm, Bishop of Limerick RC Brendan Leahy examines ‘Limerick, Culture and John Paul 11′.Finally, Abbot of Glenstal Mark Patrick Hederman OSB will close the series on Wednesday April 9. CommentNewsEducationA date for cultureBy Rose Rushe – March 14, 2014 683 Print Previous articleFamily fun workshopsNext articleGirl savaged by Akita dog Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Postlast_img read more

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MCH board officer appointment causes contention

first_img Facebook Twitter By admin – June 20, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest MCH board officer appointment causes contention Roy Perkins, left, of God’s Way engages in a video conference with Richard Llanez using an app called Zoom on Wednesday in his home. Perkins uses Zoom to connect with an audience and speaks about the Holy Bible. A regular action item — annual officer appointments — turned into an item of contention recently as the Ector County Hospital District board of directors voted for a board president.Accusations of disrespect started during a regular meeting June 5, but when a tie vote due to board member Richard Herrera’s absence couldn’t determine who the board chair would be, the vote was delayed until the entire board could meet during a special session Tuesday.The vote was between second-year board member Don Hallmark and longtime District 6 board member and board president Mary Thompson.Hallmark said when he and District 1 board member Bryn Dodd were elected in May 2017, they came up against an authoritarian CEO and a situation where there was no information forthcoming. While the leadership in administration has changed since then, Hallmark said the leadership on the board has not.Hallmark said Thompson has screamed and yelled at other board members just to get her point across and when people don’t vote the way she tells them to, she won’t talk to them, look at them or even see them.Dodd said Thompson lacked the ability to accept that other board members may have different opinions and viewpoints.“You have treated me, as well as others, with complete disrespect due to a difference of opinion. I have a great concern for anyone leading this board who refuses to recognize the issues within this hospital,” Dodd said.A year ago, Dodd said they all sat in the same room and Thompson, along with other board members and administration disregarded every concern she had. Fast forward to today, and all of those concerns have been relevant issues that new administration has identified and begun to work on, she added.After the meeting, Thompson said the accusations of her being disrespectful were not accurate.“I feel I’ve been very respectful of the individuals, but if they don’t feel I have been, I think that’s their problem,” she said. “(Respect) is a two-way street … and you have to earn respect, you can’t demand it.”District 7 board member Ben Quiroz said he thought disrupting the board leadership at this time would be counterproductive, adding that Thompson has experience in the position while he, Hallmark and Dodd have only served on the board a little more than a year.Herrera said his vote for Thompson as board president was based on keeping the hospital running.Thomson was voted in as board president 4-3, getting voted in by Quiroz, Herrera and District 4 board member David Dunn. Dodd and District 2’s Mary Lou Anderson voted for Hallmark.Dunn and Anderson remained quiet for most of the meeting, aside from Dunn making a motion for Hallmark to be named executive committee member. The board unanimously voted Hallmark to be the executive committee member.The special meeting, which only included the two items, lasted about 20 minutes.Quiroz also said he felt the disrespectful comments about one another shouldn’t have been made in public.“I don’t think public display of contention is really where we need to be,” Quiroz said on Wednesday. “I don’t think public display of disagreeing is really very healthy so I really want to try to avoid that with moving forward. … We need to have constructive criticism about issues, not about others.”Medical Center Health System President and CEO Rick Napper said Wednesday morning he sees things completely different than how some people saw the discussion Tuesday night.“The one thing that really is very important to understand about boards and how they work is that boards have to have dialogue,” Napper said, adding that if a board never has conflict, they’re not really doing their job. “It’s how the board’s managed that’s important.”While some people may have viewed the discussion as a negative, Napper said they were able to have a tough conversation while continuing to look out for the best interest of the organization.“Yes, there was dialogue about pros and cons about the different people that were nominated. Yes, there was difference of opinion. Yes, there was a vote taken. Now the challenge as a group is to come together in the best interest of the hospital. And I think that will happen,” Napper said.Whether the vote ended up in favor of Thompson or Hallmark, the CEO said he doesn’t think the board could have made a bad decision in this case.“There was a third vote (in regular session) obviously for the chair of the finance committee. Mary (Thompson) and David (Dunn) and Don (Hallmark) all are valuable assets to that board and each one of them brings their individual talents and the vote was around what were their individual talents. I would’ve been pleased with however that vote went.” Twitter Pinterest Previous articleBoard ‘amazed’ at early cradle to career effortsNext articleMan crashes after high-speed police chase admin Local NewsGovernment WhatsApplast_img read more

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Jobs boost for Kilcar as 10 new jobs are confirmed at local company

first_img 10 news jobs were officially confirmed at Kilcar Textile Company today.Making the announcement Minister of State at the Department for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley praised the company in its development of new products and new markets.Trading as Donegal Yarns the company operates a complete production process from raw wool to a finished multicoloured fleck yarn targeted at the weaving, knitting and craft industry.Over 65% of their total production is exported to the EU, United States and Japan. Their yarn features in high-end fashion garments produced by American fashion giants such as Ralph Lauren, Polo and J. Crew.Reacting to the news that the current work force is to grow from 21 to 31, Minister Dinny McGinley praised the company for performing so well in the highly competitive textile market, particularly in these difficult economic times.Today’s jobs announcement is supported by Údarás na Gaeltachta, in total 2007 people are employed throughout Donegal in Údarás client companies. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Jobs boost for Kilcar as 10 new jobs are confirmed at local company Pinterest Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Advertscenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter By News Highland – November 8, 2011 Previous articleLetterkenny Gaels win boundary voteNext articleThree injured in Lifford/Letterkenny road RTC News Highland Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Warm, dry & sunny weather for the rest of the week

first_img Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGovernment wary of second wave of coronavirusNext articleO’Neill parts ways with Northern Ireland News Highland Warm, dry & sunny weather for the rest of the week News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Warm, dry and sunny weather can be expected across the country for the week.Temperatures could go over 20 today and tomorrow, with the settled conditions expected to last into the weekend.Met Eireann’s Joanna Donnelly says these spells of high pressure tend to last for a few days:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/15donnelly-wfgdfeather-clip-al.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – April 22, 2020 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twittercenter_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

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X-Treme Athletics opens in ‘grand’ style

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article You Might Like New cameras could improve traffic flow in Troy New cameras installed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 231 and South Brundidge Street in Troy have stirred talk in… read more The X-Treme Athletics dance classes will continue to meet in the former SWR building. The dance classes include ballet, tap, jazz and Zumba with Pilates soon to be offered.The gymnastics, cheer and tumbling classes meet in the new facility and are offered for ages walking and older.Seven instructors will coach gymnastics including the balance beam, bars, floor exercises and vault and competitive cheer and tumbling.The X-Treme Athletics facility features a full size spring floor, a full size dead floor, three foam pits, showers, restroom facilities, a party room, a viewing area, offices and a gift shop. Latest Stories Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration X-Treme Athletics opens in ‘grand’ style The viewing area at X-Treme Athletics was packed Monday night and the “spectators” were treated to tumbling and cheering exhibitions and responded with “ooohs” and “aaahs” and a few oh-no’s.X-Treme Athletics is owned and operated by Jody Singleton of Brundidge and Josh Filiault of Troy. The business opened in April in the former SWR building on U.S. Highway 231 south of Troy and expanded to the new facility, which opened to the public on Monday.center_img Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2012 By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Opening night at X-Treme Athletics was a preview of things to come.Singleton said she and Filiault are excited to bring a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility to Troy and Pike County.“My daughter was taking gym classes and on a competitive cheer squad in Montgomery,” Singleton said. “Josh was her coach. I wanted Tanna and other young people who are interested in gymnastics and cheering to have an opportunity to learn and grow in the sports here at home.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “We have a kids’ area where we conduct the kinder program,” Singleton said. “It’s a kid- sized gymnastics area where the kids will work on the same skills as the other gymnasts, just on their level.”For all classes, Singleton said the ratio will be eight to one.“The classes will be small so that each one will receive individual attention at X-Treme Athletics,” she said. “We will have competitive cheer and gymnastics teams. We will also have gymnastics meets here. Our ultimate goal will be to provide a facility for a university gymnastics team.”But for now, X-Treme Athletics in concentrating on providing learning opportunities and fun activities for young people who are interested in dance, cheer and gymnastics.On Friday night, X-Treme Athletics will host Kids Night Out to introduce young people to the facility.“The kids can be dropped off for a night of free play at X-Treme Athletics for a discounted rate of $15,” Singleton said. “We’ll have coaches on the floor who will direct free play and games.”The kids may be dropped off at 6:30 p.m. and picked up as late as 10:30 p.m.“We’ll have pizza and drinks so it will be a night of fun at the gym,” Singleton said. “Kids Night Out will be offered once or twice a month as part of the programming at X-Treme Athletics.”The facility is open Monday through Thursday. Birthday parties may be scheduled on weekends and special events will be planned. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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South Georgia and the Southern Ocean

first_imgSo, what does a doctor on a Sub-Antarctic research station do with only 11 young and fit people as potential patients? I get asked that a lot and I’ll endeavour to give some impression of what life is like as the only doctor on South Georgia (figures 1 and 2): the answer is essentially, ‘not a lot of doctoring’! However, before going South, I spent 18 months working in rural Tanzania, running a busy medical ward, watching too many people die, and battling the complex challenges invariably faced while working in this environment. The thought of a more relaxed pace of life and the chance to learn some non-medical skills was appealing. In summer on South Georgia, I was responsible for the medical and dental needs of around 50 people, but over winter that fell to just 11, plus the occasional fishing boat stopping by for a consultation. Overall, I spent 9 months split over two trips on the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross floating around the Southern Ocean doing research and logistics work, and 10 months on the absolutely stunning Sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia (figure 3). During that time, I ran a post office (discovering the philatelic world to be extremely complicated and at times demanding), learnt how to drive jet boats and rigid inflatable boats through ice, with seals and penguins popping up around the boats, ordered and managed the station’s food supply (no mean feat to order dry food and frozen for a year for an unknown number of people with unknown eating habits), rationed the crisp and chocolate supply (Oh, the stress!) and explored some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth on foot and by sea.last_img read more

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