El Gobernador Wolf emite una declaración sobre el odio dirigido a los residentes de Pennsylvania transgénero

first_imgEl Gobernador Wolf emite una declaración sobre el odio dirigido a los residentes de Pennsylvania transgénero July 22, 2020 Equality,  Español,  Non-discrimination,  Press Release En respuesta a una publicación realizada por Bloomsburg Fair en Facebook que se burla de la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine, el Gobernador Tom Wolf hizo la siguiente declaración:“La pandemia de COVID-19 ha puesto el odio y la transfobia en la mira a través de difamaciones y comentarios incesantes dirigidos a la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine, quien es una profesional altamente especializada, valorada y capaz que forma parte de mi administración y Transgénero. El incidente despectivo que involucra a Bloomsburg Fair es el último de estos actos viles, que por extensión afectan a las personas transgénero en todo el estado y la nación.“La Dra. Levine es una servidora pública distinguida y eficiente. Está comprometida a mantener a los residentes de Pennsylvania seguros y saludables, incluso a aquellos que dirigen ataques alimentados por el odio contra ella. Estoy orgulloso del trabajo que ha realizado en sus cinco años al servicio de los ciudadanos de Pennsylvania, y su éxito al dirigir nuestro estado durante la crisis de COVID-19 es un testimonio de su inteligencia y ética laboral.“El odio no tiene cabida en Pennsylvania, incluso en la más pequeña broma, acción o publicación transfóbica en las redes sociales. Hago un llamamiento a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania para que alcen la voz en contra de los comentarios y los actos de odio, incluida la transfobia dirigida a la Dra. Levine y a todas las personas transgénero en nuestro gran estado”.Rafael Álvarez Febo, director ejecutivo de la Comisión de asuntos para la comunidad LGBTQ de Pennsylvania, hizo la siguiente declaración en nombre de la comisión:“Los directivos de Bloomsburg Fair sabían que estaban alimentando los sentimientos transfóbicos cuando decidieron imitar a la Dra. Levine. Las comunidades marginadas sabemos cuándo estamos siendo atacadas y no nos van a manipular para que pensemos que se trata solo del cargo de la Dra. Levine como Secretaria de Salud. En tiempos de crisis y dolor, las personas de la comunidad LGBTQ están unidas para luchar contra cualquier tipo de transfobia. Los comisionados creen que la salud y la seguridad de los residentes de Pennsylvania no deben verse afectadas debido a estos ataques tóxicos y personales.”View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Oyster Pond Dredging Project on the Table

first_imgThe Pohogonot Trust, of Wayland, Mass., is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, to excavate a channel from Oyster Pond in Edgartown, Mass., to the Atlantic Ocean.The excavated channel is proposed to measure 6 feet to 10 feet wide and up to 200 feet long.According to the Corps, excavated sand is to be placed adjacent to the created channel with 1,200 to 1,400 square feet of sand being placed below the high tide line (HTL). The pond is at a higher elevation than the ocean and the applicant expects that sand will be flushed into the ocean after a channel is excavated causing the channel to widen even further.The applicant is requesting a permit with a 10-year term with up to 4 channel openings occurring per year due to the typical natural closing of the channel within days to a month from opening.The purpose of the work is to reduce flooding risk to properties surrounding the pond. According to the applicant, the pond water level periodically rises to a level that can flood residential infrastructure surrounding the pond.Public comments on this work proposed by the Pohogonot Trust will be received by October 5, 2017.last_img read more

Nezworski scores Maquoketa Late Model win

first_imgBy Rob HinckleyMAQUOKETA, Iowa (August 11) – The focus was driving to the front.Andy Nezworski put all the national implications in the back of his mind Saturday evening at Maquo­keta Speedway. He slid by Jeremiah Hurst and then Terry Neal to win the 25-lap Andover Meat IMCA Late Model feature.“We’re pretty much out of the national thing,” Nezworski said in victory lane. “We’re a ways back in the points and you have to win a track championship, which we won’t. So we just come out to win races. We’ve had some bad luck recently so this really feels good.”Neal took the top spot from Marty Scheckel early before Hurst passed following a restart about halfway through. Nezworski then made his charge to the front for his third victory on the 3/8-mile, high-banked dirt oval.Matt Ryan passed Hurst late for second. Neal and Doug Nigh rounded out the top five.IMCA national point leader Ryan started eighth, but spun early to cause a caution. He restarted at the rear and maneuvered back up to that runner up finish. Hurst runs second in the national stand­ings.Bryce Garnhart used the high groove to get to the front and then to stay there en route to the QCJeeps.com IMCA Modified 20-lap feature win. He sped by Ray Cox Jr. with seven circuits left for his fifth Maquoketa win.Tyler Soppe sped to the B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMod 15-lap checkers after starting eighth. He held off point Gage Neal, Joe Grant, Brandon Setser and T.J. Fortmann.Timmy Current raced to his fourth straight Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Car 15-lap win. After a hand­ful of restarts he was able to lengthen the advantage each time over a charging Greg Gill, Donnie Louck, Jimmy Comins and Tim Bader.Daniel Wauters passed Roger Winkers on lap five and held off Randy Byerly for his seventh IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature victory. Shane Oberbroeckling, Dakota Simonsen and Wink­ers followed in the 12-lapper.last_img read more

Abaco The Bahamas – The Abaco Club on Winding Bay

first_imgAbaco, The Bahamas – The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Managed Club is now welcoming Ritz-Carlton Club, fractional ownership Members to the property with the opening of its initial phase of residences. This secluded residential development and sporting retreat known for golf, beach and boating pursuits, now offers five newly-renovated cabanas to Members of the leading private residence club brand, The Ritz-Carlton Club.“The opening of The Ritz-Carlton Club, Abaco is a great achievement for us,” said Scott Bragg, managing director of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. “As we continue to fulfill the vision of The Abaco Club, this is a significant milestone for the property.”Situated on the opening holes of the 7,183 yard / par 72, Scottish-style links golf course designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, the cabanas are adorned in the vibrant colors of blue, turquoise, orange, coral and soft neutrals – a color palette inspired by Abaco’s surrounding seas, sunsets and white sandy beaches. Bamboo flooring throughout the cabana leads Members through French doors to a screened-in and furnished porch which boasts views of the golf course.Each cabana provides a master bedroom with a king bed and a walk-in cedar closet. Additionally, a sitting area with sleeper sofa and lounge chairs, 42-inch plasma television, Bose sound system with DVD and CD players, desk and chair, marble-topped wet bar and under-the-counter sub-zero refrigerator/ice maker, and complimentary Wi-Fi access complete the experience. The cabanas provide approximately 570 square feet of living space.As a points-based membership approach, Members receive points annually for use toward their vacations in Abaco. This approach provides increased flexibility as each Member can select the travel dates and residence floor plan best suited for their trip. Additionally, when choosing from the collection of homes (cabanas, fairway villas, and cliff-side and beachfront cottages), each residence is assigned a varying nightly point value.With pricing starting at $110,000, there are three membership options:Select Membership – 500 points Preferred Membership – 1,000 points Premium Membership – 1,500 pointsThe Ritz-Carlton Club, Abaco will open a second phase of residences in February, ultimately offering 16 homes in the program. Furthermore, the concept grants a deeded interest as part of a Bahamian real estate trust. This approach allows Members to will the interest to their heirs, if desired.www.ritzcarltonclub.comlast_img read more