Universal Orlando Preview — Week of April 7, 2018

first_img Endless Summer Suite Endless Summer Standard Room Inclement weather is affecting the Great Lakes and Northeastern United States, as such flight delays and cancellations could occur. Check with your airline or travel provider for up-to-date information.Park Hours and AdmissionCityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.Single-day park tickets are at Anytime Season pricing April 7 and April 8. Single-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $124 per adult and $119 per child (plus tax).Single-day park tickets are at Value Season pricing April 8 through April 13. Single-day base tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure are $115 per adult and $110 per child (plus tax). Two-day, two-park tickets are $264.99 per adult and $254.99 per child (plus tax).Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).Stranger Things at Halloween Horror Nights 28 Upcoming Events & HighlightsUniversal’s Mardi Gras returns nightly February 3 through April 7. Catch a nightly Mardi Gras parade with Greek mythology-themed floats and a New Orleans carnival with food carts and a brass band. Admission to Mardi Gras is included with standard admission to the parks.That is all for this week. See you next week and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag! Enter the Upside Down as Stranger Things is coming to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 28. Based on the hit Netflix show, the recently announced house will transport guests into iconic scenes from the series, including Mirkwood and Hawkins National Laboratory. Halloween Horror Nights 28 runs September 14 – November 3.Universal Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Dockside InnImage copyright Universal Orlando 2018Universal released more information on the new resort opening 2019, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. The two properties will open on the old Wet ‘n’ Wild water park land in two phases: Surfside Inn and Suites in 2019 and Dockside Inn and Suites in 2020. The resort will have 2,800 rooms with 1,450 of those rooms being suites.Endless Summer is aggressively priced at an introductory $73 per night for a one bedroom and $111 per night for a suite, for a one week stay during select dates. Despite the low rates the rooms will look fresh, modern, and well appointed. The resort will be run by Loews, just like the other Universal Orlando resorts, and will feature the same exclusive benefits like early park admission and free transportation to the parks. Share This!Universal confirms Stranger Things is coming to Halloween Horror Nights and they revealed their new value resort, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. Also, wave goodbye to Mardi Gras as April 7 is the final night of the festivities before the beads are packed away until 2019. Feet don’t fail me now!Weekly Crowd LevelsDetailed crowd level information can be found here.Weather Report Endless Summer Suitelast_img read more

Birth canals are different all over the world, countering a long-held evolutionary theory

first_img The shape of a mother’s birth canal is a tug-of-war between two opposing evolutionary forces: It needs to be wide enough to allow our big-brained babies to pass through, yet narrow enough to allow women to walk efficiently. At least that’s been the common thinking. But a new study reveals birth canals come in a variety of shapes in women around the world.The idea that women’s pelvises have been shaped by an evolutionary compromise—also known as the “obstetrical dilemma”—has been influential in anthropology, says Jonathan Wells, an expert in human evolution at University College London who was not involved with the work. But recent studies have challenged it, and the new findings add to that research, he says. If the obstetric dilemma held true, one would expect birth canals around the world to be relatively standardized, Wells says. But that’s not what researchers found.Lia Betti, a biological anthropologist at the University of Roehampton in London and evolutionary ecologist Andrea Manica of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, measured the pelvises of 348 female human skeletons from 24 different parts of the world. The birth canals were far from carbon copies of each other. Those of women from sub-Saharan Africa and some Asian populations were overall narrow from side to side and deep from front to back, whereas Native American women had wider canals. Native Americans and Europeans also had the most oval-shaped upper canals, the team reports today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Betti and Manica also found that there was less variability in birth canal shape in populations farther from Africa, such as Native Americans. That pattern has been seen in other traits, and is thought to simply reflect lower variability in genes and traits among the relatively small bands of people who moved out of Africa to populate the world. Overall, the analysis suggests a population may have ended up with a particular birth canal shape simply by chance, not because of any sort of selective pressure. Lia Betti Temperature could also be a factor. Colder climates favor wider bodies, which are better at holding in heat, and this could have an impact on birth canal shape. But the pelvic data only weakly followed that trend. Wells argues that other environmental factors may play a role and should still be explored.The work could improve practices surrounding childbirth, Betti says. For example, a fetus must rotate to negotiate the twisting passage of the birth canal during labor, and these movements may vary depending on the shape of the birth canal. Betti says midwives she has talked to are well aware that women from different parts of the world have marked differences in labor, though it’s not part of their formal training.The new findings suggest that if a baby’s movements differ from what’s considered normal for a particular region, she says, it’s not necessarily cause for concern. It may simply reflect the range of birth canal shapes seen throughout the world. The birth canal on the top is wider side to side and more ovular, whereas the one on the bottom is deeper from front to back and rounder.center_img Birth canals are different all over the world, countering a long-held evolutionary theory By Erica TennenhouseOct. 23, 2018 , 7:01 PMlast_img read more

Following coup, high-profile Asians viewed with increasing suspicion in Kenya

first_imgProminent Indian businessmen at a Nairobi function: Uncertain futureKenya’s large Asian population stands at a crossroads. Following an abortive coup against President Daniel Arap Moi last August and an economic crunch in the country, the high-profile Asians, most of them wealthy, are being viewed with increasing suspicion and hostility. Well-known journalist,Prominent Indian businessmen at a Nairobi function: Uncertain futureKenya’s large Asian population stands at a crossroads. Following an abortive coup against President Daniel Arap Moi last August and an economic crunch in the country, the high-profile Asians, most of them wealthy, are being viewed with increasing suspicion and hostility. Well-known journalist Chanchal Sarkar spent some time in Kenya recently to assess the situation. His report:Manu Chandaria can’t be called the archetypal Asian businessman in Kenya. He has interests in 25 countries. offices in London, Geneva, Singapore and Toronto, and his group’s yearly turnover is some US $554 million (Kenya’s three Asian multinationals are owned by the Madhwanis, Mehtas and Chandarias – all Gujarati families). Chandaria’s passport is British but he’s Kenya-born and educated in the US. He makes Nairobi his headquarters and so his views about the future of Kenya’s Asians are interesting and worth listening to.Why speculate about the future? Because there’s now been a second warning. The first was years ago in 1967-68 when the Asians were asked to choose between Kenyan citizenship and others. The second was on August 1 last year when a group, mainly from the Kenyan Air Force, attempted to topple President Daniel Arap Moi’s regime but failed.In the few hours of chaos before the Moi Government reasserted itself there was widespread looting in Nairobi and the main targets were Asian establishments. Newspapers said that some 200 tonnes of loot were transported to the Kenyatta Conference Centre for identification, but that was only what hadn’t been borne away.advertisementPresident Moi: FairmindedResented: One doesn’t have to be long in Kenya to notice that Asian businessmen are not liked. And just by looking at one, the African can’t distinguish between an Asian tourist, a technologist serving out a contract and a long-time Asian resident.On the ground floor of the plush-rich Chandaria office building, Comcraft House. is a boutique stocking stationery, ice cream and chocolates, picture postcards, razor blades, hot snacks, cold drinks and so on. It’s run by an Asian. But Asians must go, said Manu Chandaria. They must pull out of the high-visibility retail trades and get into who lesaling and manufacture, leaving retail to the Africans.Easier said than done, as Chandaria conceded. Today the Asians are solidly entrenched in Kenya’s retail world. Supermarkets, food stores, chemists, electronic goods, fashion wear, real estate, car sales and service, cinemas, restaurants and the little general duka (shop) in a small town – you name it: it is in Asian hands, spinning money. It is not easy asking someone raking in the shekels to stop and do something else.Fragmented Community: And yet they must think again, must reconsider their encrusted beliefs and attitudes. That is terribly difficult in a population fragmented between Gujaratis (the Shahs of Jamnagar, Patels, Cutchis and Lohanas), Sunni Muslims and Shias (including the Dawoodi Bohras and Ithne Asheris), Sikhs and other Punjabis, and Goans, to name the more important. No one body speaks for this motley crowd whose forefathers migrated from what is today India and Pakistan 80,90. sometimes a 100 years ago.They have the trappings of the West, are extremely prosperous and often maintain three or four cars. They have either bought from the departing British or later built themselves fabulous homes and gardens in what were once the “white” areas of Nairobi. The name-plates reveal who they are – Suru Shah, the Kohlis, Ghoolamally and so on.Much wealth, it would seem, but relatively little culture. This is not the Burgher community of Sri Lanka who were the professional elite. There are still two Q.C.’s (Queen’s Counsels), one 92 and the other 78, the best known gynaecologist and ENT man in East Africa and a reasonable number of doctors, judges and lawyers; but the accent is heavily on business.Cynical Traders: What is their business reputation like? It’s always chancy to hazard general statements, but the Asian businessman is out for a quick kill. His funds are often smuggled out or transferred from Kenya to Britain, Switzerland, Canada, United States, Hong Kong and elsewhere in devious ways. There is a lot of under invoicing.The customs and other departments of government are often corrupted into colluding or conniving. The average shopkeeper has no hesitation in charging “what the traffic will bear”. A small thing, a cigarette holder, for instance, can be at three different tobacconists, 220 shillings, 275 shillings and 450 shillings!As a cynical Indian said, “The Africans don’t ask questions. The Asian shopkeeper doesn’t really welcome native Indian or Pakistani customers; they ask questions.” It doesn’t matter that there is today a small African elite who are even more rich and break every rule or law there is. They are part of the soil; the Asians are not.advertisementLimited Options: Today they are cornered. There aren’t many countries to move to; most doors have clanged shut. Assets worth pound 100,000 used to buy “residence rights” in Britain, but no longer. Canada and the US are chary of migrants, even if rich.Uganda is still struggling for normalcy and Tanzania is cracking down on Asian businessmen. Meanwhile, since the August 1, 1982 attempted coup and also because of Kenya’s continuing economic slump, property values have tumbled. This is no time to get away even if the proceeds can be illegally transferred. Individual remittances abroad are limited to 4,000 shillings a month – peanuts, even to the middling rich.The government official is less restive. But he harbours doubts about his prospects even though it is said that President Moi is more fair minded than the late President Jomo Kenyatta, the Father of the Nation. In Kenyatta’s time two Indians, Inderjit Singh and Gheewala, reached the rank of deputy secretary (next only to permanent secretary) but they never made it to the top.The seniormost Asian civil servant in Kenya today is Sharad Rao (a suave Konkani barrister married to Girish Karnad’s sister) who is deputy attorney-general and deputy public prosecutor. Rao is active in Kenya’s sporting and social life and has many African friends. He has acted as attorney-general but it’s extremely unlikely that he’ll be named for that job, with a seat in the Cabinet. An Asian (Fritz DeSouza) has been deputy speaker of the legislature. There is still one Asian mp (criminal lawyer Krishan Gautama), and there are several Asian judges; but the days when Asians could get to the top have gone.THE upswing of 1964-78 is long since over; so also the quick coffee boom of 1976-77. Kenya’s treasury officials are finding it hard even to declare that the growth rate for 1982-83 was any more than 2 per cent, while the population grows at something between 3.8 and 4.2 per cent. There have been three devaluations of the Kenya shilling already. So it might well be scrape and scrounge for the Kenyan economy during the remaining years of the ’80s. Foreign exchange will be very scarce, and if agriculture and exports don’t grow there’ll be hard times.How will the Asians adapt to this? Customarily, as shortages, high prices and unemployment hit the African public they will glower at the prosperous alien groups. Of these the Asians are most vulnerable and visible; they certainly make no effort to cloak their prosperity.There are poor Asians; but in a country where distributive inequality is greater than even in India, the Asian poor is an uncommon species. No wonder Enoch Powell’s counterpart in Kenya, the volatile and popular MP, Martin Shikuku, asserts that there is no Asian who knows hunger: none who’s a sweeper or lining up at an employment exchange. In Parliament he calls fellow MP Krishan Gautama a “paper citizen”!advertisementWrong Attitudes: Here is a news item from the Daily Nation of Nairobi dated April 27, 1983: “The Industrial Court ordered the Rift Valley Labour Officer to investigate the activities of the Manager (M.P. Shah) who is accused of stripping African workers naked. Mr Gideon Isiaho was said to have been fired after refusing to strip during an impromptu search by Mr Shah. Mr Shah in his memorandum admitted that he had asked all male workers to take off their trousers and remove their shoes. He also admitted that he had ordered women employees to be searched by a woman in the toilets.”Will the attitude of generations change? Asked about relations between Africans and Asians a gurudwara priest. Rattan Singh, said the Africans were taking revenge for many years of bad behaviour. An Indian couple flying home from a textile mill job spoke quite calmly about the kalas as if it were the most natural expression in the world. They readily admitted that on August 1 they had been saved from the mob by their African neighbours, who asked them to draw their curtains and stay quietly inside, while the Africans sat outside and told the hoodlums that there were no Asians around.It won’t be easy for the Asians to change. Long ago a scholar on East Africa wrote: “Where the family – even though it be an extended family – is the total extent of a man’s responsibility, the idea of civic responsibility is slow to develop.” There are examples of philanthropy – the Chandarias have an educational trust, for instance; but what the Asians give back to Kenya is far less than what they have taken, and are still taking, from it.Problems: Prophets of doom maintain that the Patel community have decided to pull out of Kenya over the coming five years. In fact, not many have left after the August watershed. Some mention 8,000 but that surely is an overstatement.The core of the Asians remains (about 60,000; at Kenya’s independence in 1963 the number was 1.40,000) and it hasn’t given any constructive thought to the changes in attitude, social habits and economic entrepreneurship that the Asians shall have to make. For one thing, there is no forum to discuss such things, no mouthpiece. no common grounds between the fragmented Asian groups.Sharad Rao thinks that there should be an organisation representative of all the Asian elements or at least an action committee to take up grievances and problems with the Government. He and some other Asians feel that the Government is determined to uphold the rule of law.Prospects: The Asians won’t get much support if they don’t introspect. The Indian High Commission is keen to bypass those who are not Indian nationals; it attempts to link India directly with Kenya and its government through educational opportunities, industrial credits, technology transfers and so on. The point is, will this bypassing succeed?Three African working women were having lunch with an Indian journalist and discussing the Asians. They felt that the Asians never attempted to integrate, spoke Swahili as if it were an inferior language, and seldom had social links with Africans.One of the women told another, “I believe that the Indians in India are not at all like the Indians here, and that they are really very nice.” There are 4,000 Kenyan students now in India. One hopes that they are finding that statement true.last_img read more

Diana Shipping Finds Work for Capesize Bulker in Singapore

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Greece-based vessel owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Singapore’s Koch Shipping for its Capesize dry bulk vessel Houston.Diana Shipping said the gross charter rate was agreed at USD 10,125 per day for a period of fourteen to about seventeen months.The charter for the 177,729 dwt Houston started on February 17, 2019.The 2009-built dry bulker is expected to generate an estimated USD 4.25 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter, Diana Shipping noted.Houston concluded a ten-month time charter with Geneva-based SwissMarine Services in February this year. The day rate for the time period was USD 19,000.The charter for Houston was announced a week after the company disclosed the sale of two 2001-built Panamax dry bulkers Danae and Dione.Once the sale of the two vessels is completed, Diana Shipping’s fleet will consist of 46 dry bulk vessels, comprising 4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 18 Panamax bulkers.last_img read more

May not be able to meet financial obligations in near future DHFL

first_imgNew Delhi: Cash-strapped DHFL on Thursday said it may not be able to meet its repayment obligations due in immediate future to the lenders, who are part of the inter-creditor agreement. The non-banking financial company reiterated that the company has been facing a liquidity crisis since September 2018, and despite the challenges it has so far paid back over Rs 41,000 crore. “Given the ongoing discussions on the resolution plan with the lenders who have signed the ICA (inter-creditor agreement), the company believes that its payment obligations falling due in the immediate future, may not be met as per their existing schedule,” DHFL said in a regulatory filing. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFurther, it said that in meeting the repayments of over Rs 41,000 crore, the financial obligations were met mainly through a combination of securitisation of assets and repayment collections. “We would like to reiterate that the company remains committed to resolving the issues being faced by it and is making best efforts to work out a resolution plan which will be in the best interest of all the stakeholders,” DHFL said. As part of the ICA, the company has formulated a draft resolution plan, as per the RBI’s prudential framework for resolution of stressed assets. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”While most of the lenders have executed the ICA, one of our debenture trustees, namely, Catalyst Trusteeship Services Ltd, is also, undertaking the process of seeking consent from the debenture holders to be a party to the ICA,” it said. As per the ICA, DHFL earlier on Tuesday had said that none of its creditors will have to face any haircuts. The other features of the plan include, moratorium on repayments, and seeking funding from banks/National Housing Bank (NHB) for starting the retail funding activity. The company has a debt pile-up of Rs 90,000 crore and has defaulted on its various repayment obligations in a serial manner in the recent past. DHFL has been generating funds through various means and has exited from its subsidiary units to tide over the current financial crunch. The company in mid-July posted its biggest-ever quarterly loss of Rs 2,224 crore for the quarter ended March 2018-19. Besides, one of the company’s auditor Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP tendered resignation as statutory auditor of the company this week. The reasons cited by Deloitte “are that in view of the matters stated in the disclaimer of opinion in the financial statements of the company for the year ended on March 2019 issued by them and its consequential effect on reporting under the Companies Act, 2013, their firm’s policy on client acceptance and continuation does not permit them to continue as statutory auditors of the company”, DHFL had said on August 6. It also added that the company was in discussion with leading reputed audit firms to appoint statutory auditors.last_img read more

PLP with all 39 candidates ratifies Munroe for Free Town

first_img Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections2017, #BattleforFreetown, #magneticmedianews, #WayneMunroe Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 15, 2017 – Nassau – General Elections can be called anytime now that the governing Progressive Liberal Party is with all 39 of its candidates ratified for the 2017 General Elections.   A boisterous upset happened on Monday night, where attorney Wayne Munroe was unanimously supported by the party executive as the new candidate for newly renamed constituency, Free Town.The QC had vigorous support at the NGC meeting held at the party headquarters and is the standard bearer, the choice over Senator Frank Smith, who concluded that the loss was painful but democratic.   Smith had battled hard for the party’s nod for that constituency, but in a show of support, stood with Munroe and his party despite being denied the chance to run in Free Town. Smith is the MP for St Thomas Moore since 2002.The Free National Movement has also named all 39 of its candidates for the upcoming General Elections.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasGeneralElections2017#WayneMunroe#BattleforFreetown 88 Percent voter turnout Bahamas General Elections 2017 Fred Smith, Q.C : Christmas has come Early to Bahamas, FNM paints Parliament red Fred Mitchell’ s Sour Grapes rant following FNM win.last_img read more

Caravan supporters arrive in San Diego after 144 mile march from Los

first_img April 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAs part of an effort to welcome and express solidarity with the Refugee Caravan arriving at the San Ysidro Port of Entry this weekend, activists from all over the country initiated a 144-mile, 8-day march by foot that began in Los Angeles on April 22 and will conclude on Sunday April 29th.Known as the March Without Borders, this procession of more than 20 full-time caravaners has already passed through Orange County and entered into San Diego County as of Thursday.In the words of María, a March Without Borders participant from Boston, “the fight of refugees is my fight: as an undocumented immigrant in this country, I know how much feeling supported can uplift your spirit in a time when we are under attack. As Trump meets the refugees with guns and terror, we will meet the refugees with open and fearless hearts. Su lucha es mi lucha.”The March Without Borders madee a stop at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park for a press conference on Saturday at 1:00 pm. From there, they marched to Chicano Park for a rally and be greeted by our communities. John Soderman, Posted: April 28, 2018 John Soderman Caravan supporters arrive in San Diego after 144 mile march from Los Angeles Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

The 36th Annual Santee Summer concert series are back for the community

first_img KUSI Newsroom The 36th Annual ‘Santee Summer’ concert series are back for the community to enjoy June 24, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) –  Everything from rock to country and even the blues are what you may expect to hear at the ‘Santee Summer’ concert series this summer.The 36th annual concert series will take place every Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Town Center Community Park East.For anyone interested to attend, the concert series is free to the public!To learn more information click here. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 24, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

United Way Womens Forum Meets in Baltimore to Tackle Tough Issues

first_imgWomen from across Maryland met April 22 in Baltimore to discuss ways to make life better for Maryland families in need.At the James Rouse Visionary Center at the American Visionary Art Museum, members of the United Way of Central Maryland’s Woman’s Leadership Council mulled issues including food deserts in Baltimore City, graduation rates, and how to keep teachers in the classroom.It was part of the group’s first Women’s Forum, and marked a special occasion for the United Way of Central Maryland.“This event not only marks United Way of Central Maryland’s Women’s Leadership Council’s 15th anniversary, it also celebrates United Way of Central Maryland’s 90th anniversary,” said the chair of the United Way of Central Maryland’s Women’s Leadership Council, Dana Gloor.The event was led by United Way’s U.S. president Stacey Stewart. Stewart, along with youth, nutrition and homeless experts from around the state discussed ways that things have changed for families in need, and things that still need improvement.“Women are the ones who nurture. They are the ones who are driving many of the decisions to keep families on track,” Stewart said before the event. “Women who have resources and have the ability to give back never lose touch with this. They understand the struggle and challenges that women face. This is an opportunity for women to give back and realize that individually, our impact is so much more amplified when we work together.“These are women from all kinds of backgrounds,” Stewart said. “Business leaders, community leaders, coming together around a common desire to want to lead and change things in the community.”She said that members of the council have made it their mission to tackle some of the biggest challenges in Maryland – including things like poverty and homelessness.  She said the group has helped spearhead a healthy food initiative.She said that the United Way is especially skilled at solving the problems that plague many communities because they know how to unite various agencies to create a positive solution.“There’s never a silver bullet solution,” she said. “United Way is the organization that looks at issues holistically and then galvanizes a community to work collectively.”The United Way of Central Maryland said that the Women’s Leadership Council is part of a network of 55,000 women worldwide. The group says they have raised more than $1 billion to help communities all over the United States.Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the MSNBC show “Morning Joe,” was the event’s keynote speaker. She discussed the role of women in the workplace.last_img read more