Month: August 2019

Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo has announced that she is s

first_imgIndra Nooyi of PepsiCo has announced that she is stepping aside as CEO after some 12 years at the helm.Nooyi plans to stay on as chairman until early 2019. The company’s board announced Monday that it elected Ramon Laguarta, president of the company since 2017, to succeed her as CEO. PepsiCo prides itself on tapping its leadership from within — every other chief executive has come from its own ranks.”Today is a day of mixed emotions for me. This company has been my life for nearly a quarter century and part of my heart will always remain here,” Nooyi, 62, said in a statement. “But I am proud of all we’ve done to position PepsiCo for success, confident that Ramon and his senior leadership team will continue prudently balancing short-term and long-term priorities, and excited for all the great things that are in store for this company.”Nooyi’s last day as CEO will be Oct. 3, according to the company.Under her leadership, the food and beverage giant dramatically repositioned itself toward selling more nutritious options, such as hummus, juices and kombucha. PepsiCo hails her as a pioneer among business leaders who promote sustainability and seek to “do well by doing good.”She was promoted to CEO in 2006, not long before the mortgage crisis-fueled Great Recession.And as she steps aside, the company is highlighting her strong financial results. Shareholder returns rose 162 percent between December 2006 and December 2017. And the company’s net revenue has grown from $35 billion in 2006 to $63.5 billion in 2017.Nooyi is a rare minority female CEO in the business world. As of May, according to Fortune, there were just 24 female chief executives of Fortune 500 companies.She grew up in Chennai, India. The Wall Street Journal notes that “during food shortages in the 1960s her middle-class family stood in line for rice rations studded with stones.”In India, Nooyi played cricket as well as lead guitar in a rock band before heading to the Yale School of Management in 1978, according to Freakonomics Radio.She joined PepsiCo in 1994, rising through the ranks to become chief executive in 2006.In an interview with the program earlier this year, Nooyi described how different it felt to become CEO compared with other leadership positions.”When you become CEO, overnight you are the person calling all the shots, you’re responsible for making sure you get all the information from the company, crystallize it down to, simple ideas, and then tell the organization what to do,” she said. “Day one, you have to be ready to take on the mantle of being CEO.”She said the shift toward healthier products required totally realigning the company’s “innovation, marketing, execution and budgets” — and then changing the company’s culture.Nooyi said she has had to bear a different level of scrutiny than male CEOs, and that figuring out how to help more women climb the ranks remains a huge challenge:”How are we going to attract women who are more than 50 percent of all the college graduates who are getting all the top grades? How are you going to attract women to the workforce, where we need them, but allow them to balance having a family and taking care of aging parents, because they’re all part of a sandwich generation today, and still allow them to contribute productively to the workforce? I don’t have an answer to that. It’s got to be a concerted effort on the part of governments, societies, families, companies — all of us coming together.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Viviana Aguirre 14 knows the air is bad when she

first_imgViviana Aguirre, 14, knows the air is bad when she has to reach for her inhaler once, maybe twice a week.The air in her low-income neighborhood in East Bakersfield, Calif., has been thick with smoke for weeks, she says, forcing her to remain indoors most of the time. It’s hard to tell, she says, whether the smoke is coming from the usual controlled burns in the farmers’ fields surrounding her home — or from the record-breaking wildfires blazing to the north and south of her.”I do see smoke,” Viviana says. “But I see smoke most of the time.”People like Viviana and her family are hit disproportionately when wildfires ignite — because smoke adds another layer of toxic substances to the already dirty air, researchers studying the issue say.”Without a doubt, these communities are at higher risk” when fires break out, says Emanuel Alcala, a health statistician and postgraduate fellow with the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at California State University, Fresno. “Especially because you already have other environmental hazards: toxic waste sites, poor quality of water, and sometimes no air conditioning.”More than a dozen major blazes still are raging across California, including the Mendocino Complex fire in the northern part of the state that has charred nearly 460,000 acres and is now the largest in the state’s recorded history.Fires are also burning in Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Smoke from these blazes has drifted as far as Ohio. Portions of northern Nevada in July recorded some of their worst ozone pollution ever, because of the fires, and officials across the West have issued health warnings to alert sensitive groups — such as young children, older adults and people with respiratory diseases — to the potential risks.In neighborhoods like Viviana’s, which lies within a few miles of dairy farms, packing sheds and oil fields, particulate and ozone pollution already poses a health threat. The air is sullied by a constant, diesel-spewing stream of big rigs as well as by pesticides and dust from agricultural operations.The smell of petroleum and cattle saturates the neighborhood, says Gustavo Aguirre, Viviana’s father; existing pollution creates a noxious brew with the wildfire smoke.”When I go outside just to hang out with my friends, I start coughing and I have to come back in,” Viviana said.About 26 percent of school-age children in the San Joaquin Valley, California’s agricultural heartland, have asthma — the highest rate in the state, according to California Health Interview Survey.Cities in the valley top the list of those with the worst air pollution in the country, according to the American Lung Association. The valley is also home to some of the state’s poorest communities: Seven of the 10 California counties with the highest child poverty rates are there, according to a 2017 report by the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund.”The geography and climate of the valley can trap unhealthy air for days, if not weeks,” says Will Barrett, clean-air advocacy director for the American Lung Association in California.The combination of industrial ozone and fine particulate matter from wildfire smoke becomes trapped between the mountain ranges surrounding the valley and pushes air quality to dangerous levels. “You’re combining two of the most widespread and pervasive pollutants,” Barrett says. “It really is a double whammy.”In southwest Fresno, a San Joaquin Valley community dense with public housing, Maria Garcia, 62, lives within 2 miles of a poultry processing plant, warehouses and Highway 99.Garcia considers herself healthy, but she says a persistent cough this summer left her gasping for air.She compares some of her recent symptoms — such as chest pressure and headaches — to those experienced by her adult son, who has asthma.”My guess is it’s probably the smoke,” Garcia says.Other regions in the state also are suffering. Smoke from the nearby Mendocino Complex fire has drifted into the San Francisco Bay Area, about a three-hour drive south of the flames.A mobile asthma clinic called the Breathmobile provides free appointments and pulmonary function tests for children at East Bay schools with a high number of students enrolled in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program for low-income residents.”Kids on Medi-Cal have more asthma,” says Mary Frazier, a registered nurse and project director of the Northern California Breathmobile program. “It can be because they are exposed to more triggers. They live in low-income housing, which has some poor indoor-air quality and the houses are near freeways or industry.”When she starts visiting kids again in September after classes resume, Frazier expects to encounter many children who have been coughing and wheezing because of the smoke.Back in southwest Fresno, Gary Hunt, 54, has remained mostly housebound this summer, leaving home only for important errands and medical appointments. Even then, he wears a mask.Pollution from fires is “definitely making a drastic difference,” Hunt says, worsening his asthma and plaguing him with more fatigue, chest pain and headaches.But extinguishing wildfires won’t guarantee relief. There is a meat-rendering plant near his home, and busy state Route 41 is about a quarter-mile away. Both bring trucks — and the pollution they emit — into his neighborhood.”Because of where we are, we don’t really get a break,” Hunt says.Three years ago, Hunt had a severe asthma attack that sent him to the hospital. He had to leave his job as a school maintenance worker and lost his job-based insurance. He enrolled in Medi-Cal but soon learned that not all doctors accept public insurance — which means that getting quick access to care during fire season can be a problem.For instance, he says, he needs to see a pulmonologist — but has to wait three months for an appointment.People who rely on Medi-Cal or those without insurance can in some cases wait up to a year for treatment, says Kevin Hamilton, a respiratory therapist and the CEO of the Central California Asthma Collaborative.Hunt says he is frequently asked, even by physicians, why he and his family don’t move to a healthier community. The answer is that he simply can’t afford to move.”If I could, I wouldn’t be here,” he says. Copyright 2018 Kaiser Health News. To see more, visit Kaiser Health News.last_img read more

Updated 355 pm ETA rare condition causing weakn

first_imgUpdated 3:55 p.m. ETA rare condition causing weakness in the arms or legs — and sometimes paralysis — has been confirmed in 62 children so far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. One child has died of the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM.At least 65 more cases are under investigation, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. So far, a common cause linking these illnesses has not been found.”There is a lot we don’t know about AFM,” Messonnier said during a teleconference for reporters. “I am frustrated that despite all of our efforts, we haven’t been able to identify the cause of this mystery illness.”The average age of the children is about 4, she said, and 90 percent of cases the CDC has been studying since 2014 have involved patients 18 or younger. Messonnier said scientists don’t fully understand the long-term consequences of the illness: “We know that some patients diagnosed with AFM have recovered quickly and some continue to have paralysis and require ongoing care.”Since the condition was first recognized by CDC in 2014, the agency has confirmed 386 cases through Oct. 16, mostly in children. AFM appears to be seasonal, occurring mostly in the late summer and fall, but appears in greater numbers every other year. The number of cases in 2018 is on track to match a similar number of cases in 2014 and 2016. But Messonnier cautioned that it would be “premature” to be confident that this year will be the same as the earlier years.It’s possible that some milder cases haven’t been reported by doctors to their state health department or the CDC, but Messonnier believes that number would be small. “This is actually a pretty dramatic disease,” she said. “These kids have a sudden onset of weakness and they are generally seeking medical care and being evaluated by neurologists, infectious disease doctors and their pediatricians and coming to public health awareness.”Possible causes being considered include viruses that affect the digestive system called enteroviruses, and possibly strains of rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold, she said. The CDC is also considering the possibility that environmental toxins could be triggering the sudden muscle weakness. And it is not ruling out possible genetic disorders.Media reports in recent weeks have suggested that a “polio-like virus” might be triggering the condition, elevating fears that it might be polio itself. “Right now, we know that poliovirus is not the cause of these AFM cases,” Messonnier said. She said that CDC has tested every stool specimen from AFM patients. None have tested positive for poliovirus. She also said West Nile virus hasn’t been linked to any of these cases, either.”As a parent myself I understand what it’s like to be scared for your child,” Messonnier said. “Parents need to know that AFM is very rare, even with the increase in cases that we are seeing now. We recommend seeking medical care right away if you or your child develop sudden weakness of the arms and legs.”Messonnier stressed the rarity of the condition, emphasizing that it happens in fewer than one in a million children in the U.S. So far this year, cases have been confirmed in 22 states, based on findings from MRI studies and the cluster of symptoms a child has.The CDC says disease prevention steps should be followed, including staying up to date on vaccines, washing hands and using mosquito repellant. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Traditional fables from the Republic of Congo are

first_imgTraditional fables from the Republic of Congo are collected in a new book, Congo Tales: Told By The People Of Mbomo — and illustrated with painterly photos that have a touch of magical realism.Eva Vonk, a Dutch film producer, came up with the concept for Congo Tales. It’s the first project from a new multimedia series called “Tales of Us,” which aims to communicate the importance of protecting remote ecosystems and the people who live there.Over the course of three years, Vonk, along with a local radio producer and a community activist, gathered tales told by people all over the Mbomo district in the Congo Basin, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world. It’s home to thousands of plant and animal species and to people as well.The basin is under threat from mining and logging, according to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.Congo Tales conveys that “a lot of wisdom comes from nature around us,” says Vonk. The stories often explore the relationship of people and their environment, with reminders that you can’t go against the rules of nature.The stories are mainly from an oral tradition. Each story they collected was translated into English, French and Lingala (a Bantu language) for the book and is depicted in stylized photographs by Dutch photographer Pieter Henket.Having shot the likes of Lady Gaga and Mary J. Blige, Henket brought his portraiture techniques to the Congo. Using a battery-powered strobe light to create dramatic lighting in the style of 17th century Dutch Golden Age paintings, he photographed volunteers acting out scenes from the stories.The book, published by Prestel in November, includes 24 myths, exploring life and death, rites of passage into adulthood and the power of nature.Vonk’s team, which included interpreters, set out to several villages to record stories. As the storytellers spoke, acted and sang, Vonk and her colleagues wrote the stories down in notebooks. With the help of Congolese brothers Wilfried N’Sondé, an author, and S.R. Kovo N’Sondé, a philosopher, they then translated the stories and adapted them for Congo Tales.After Vonk and her team selected the stories for the book, Henket brought a production team to Mbomo and began shooting scenes to illustrate the tales.This project was especially meaningful for S.R. Kovo N’Sondé, who goes by Kovo. Kovo wrote his Ph.D. on Congo’s traditional religions. When he was growing up in Paris, his father told him Congolese myths in French, which helped him connect to his family’s history. A few of the stories his father used to tell made it into the book, and Kovo says others are from family legacies as well. It’s important to record the stories, Kovo says, because sometimes they are only known by one person, often an elder.”There’s so much wisdom in traditional African religions,” he says, “and it’s dangerous to throw all that away.”Since the project’s completion, a local radio station has been broadcasting the stories from Congo Tales. Proceeds from the project will help keep the radio station running. Copies of the book are available in the Mbomo village school and Henket’s photographs are on display in Mbomo’s cultural center. Additionally, Henket’s original photographs will be auctioned at Christie’s in January, with proceeds going to similar storytelling projects through “Tales of Us.”Rachel D. Cohen is an intern on NPR’s Science desk. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

The world is getting greenerThats according to C

first_imgThe world is getting greener.That’s according to Chi Chen, a doctoral student in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. Chen has been mining data collected by an orbiting NASA camera that monitors green vegetation on Earth’s surface, day by day. This week, Chen and his colleagues published a new study showing that the amount of our planet’s land surface covered by green leaves increased between 2000 and 2017. The extent of the global greening is bigger than previously measured using other, less precise instruments. Even more interesting: Chen was able to pinpoint the causes of increasing — or decreasing — leaf cover in particular areas.In some places, changes in leaf cover apparently resulted from weather and climate change. The growing season is getting longer in some temperate areas, and rising carbon dioxide levels may be producing bigger, leafier plants.One large area of Brazil lost vegetation. “I personally checked the data, and that’s because of drought,” Chen says. The most striking changes, though, were the result of human decisions in China and India. Both countries have been getting a lot greener. Molly Brown, a geographer at the University of Maryland, has seen this greening up close. “These are really good examples of how policy can really make a difference,” she says.The greening of India, Brown says, comes from a huge expansion of irrigated agriculture: “Instead of having just crops when it’s raining, they also have a whole six months of cropping and greenness when it’s not raining.”This version of greening isn’t really so great for the environment, though. The irrigation drains groundwater, vegetation is wiped away at harvest time and the extra fertilizer farmers use releases greenhouse gases.In China, though, about half of the new leaf cover that Chen detected appears to be the result of a massive reforestation effort. It’s a government-sponsored attempt to prevent catastrophic dust storms that resulted from earlier deforestation.”They are really doing a good job,” Brown says. They have a large and comprehensive program of tree growing, tree planting, tree maintenance.”Those trees likely will stay in place, capturing dust and also carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas. They’ll store that carbon in wood and roots and soil, doing their part to slow global warming. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Top officials from 13 states are joining Philadelp

first_imgTop officials from 13 states are joining Philadelphia in urging a federal court to allow a site to open where people can inject illegal opioids under medical supervision, the latest escalation in a legal battle with the Justice Department that may determine whether such facilities, known as supervised injection sites, can start to operate in America.In Philadelphia, where drug overdoses — most involving opioids — kill three times as many people as homicides, a nonprofit called Safehouse has been working to launch an injection site as a way of combating the city’s opioid crisis.But the Justice Department has mounted a legal challenge to block it before it opens, claiming such a site violates federal drug laws and would enable drug use. A friend-of-the-court brief submitted Wednesday by leaders from five cities — Ithaca, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Seattle — says injection sites, widely used in parts of Canada and Europe, need to be part of the way cities respond to the opioid crisis. “The opioid crisis has taken a major toll on American cities and counties, including ours,” the city leaders wrote. “Despite our efforts, the existing methods of combating the opioid crisis have proven to be too little, or at least too late, for far too many of our residents.” In a separate brief, attorneys general from Washington, D.C., and seven states including Michigan, New Mexico and Oregon also urged the court to allow the injection site to open. “As laboratories of experimentation and the primary regulators of public health, States should be free to adopt cutting-edge medical interventions,” the top state law enforcement officials wrote. The other top state law enforcement officials who signed on to the brief are from Delaware, Minnesota, Virginia and Colorado. The opioid crisis has also resulted in an alarming death rate in the cities that are exploring injection sites like the one Philadelphia is pursuing.In New York City alone, more than 1,000 people die every year from overdoses. “That means more New Yorkers die of opioid overdoses than from homicides, suicides and vehicle crashes combined,” the city leaders’ brief notes. But legal uncertainty and other issues have slowed the efforts to open supervised injection sites. However, city leaders say they believe no other option is able to put a significant dent in lethal overdoses. “These trends have continued despite extensive efforts by local governments and health departments to curb the crisis, including policies to expand medication-assisted treatment, clean needle exchanges, and the distribution of naloxone to first responders and public health workers,” the city officials wrote. Justice Department officials have stated that the idea of a supervised injection site violates so-called crack house laws that make it a crime to own a property where drugs are being used, but Safehouse planners and an alliance of local leaders counter that statutes from the 1980s were never intended to apply to what they view as a medical facility in the midst of a public health crisis. The city leaders write that the sites “would be places where drug users can obtain medical supervision and treatment. The act of allowing drug users to [inject drugs] in a supervised environment where they can be rescued if needed, rather than on the street or in a restroom stall.” A barrage of other briefs were also filed to the federal court in Philadelphia on Wednesday both in support of and opposing the proposed site. Among them, one written by a group of 64 current and former law enforcement officials, including former Justice Department officials, claiming that federal prosecutors were “distorting federal drug laws” in trying to shut down the country’s first attempt at opening a supervised injection site.But a group of six neighborhood associations around the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington, the heart of the city’s opioid crisis and the preferred location of the injection site, wrote a brief pleading with the court to not allow the site in their community, fearing such a facility would invite additional crime and drug trafficking. “Law abiding citizens walking to and from work and young children traveling to school face the risk of getting caught in the violence and become targets for the dealers looking to increase their customer base,” wrote the neighborhood group, which filed the brief along with the city’s Fraternal Order of Police.”The police, who are experts in this area, know what Congress knew. They know from bitter experiences that concentrating drug use in a place like the one that Safehouse proposes will bring more addicts, more dealers and more violent crime to neighborhoods that are already suffering,” the brief says.Yet, the brief from the states’ attorneys generals argues that studies have shown that injection sites have proved to save lives in other countries, and that it is time for the U.S. to give the controversial measure a chance. “States that are home to metropolitan areas should be free to experiment with this potentially lifesaving intervention, as well as others, without fear that public health nonprofits or doctors in their jurisdictions will be subject to prosecution,” the group wrote. The case is pending in Philadelphia before U.S. District Judge Gerald A. McHugh, who will rule sometime after a July 22 filing deadline. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit read more

When January 4 from 6 pm – 930 pm Where Mus

first_imgWhen: January 4 from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Where: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, BostonPrice: $23 – $25Age Restriction: 21+From True Crime to True Justice at City Winery The relatively new City Winery venue just outside of the North End is hosting a Question and Answer night with two lawyers. Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will be discussing their books and, to some extent, the Netflix show, Making A Murderer.When: January 4 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)Where: City Winery, 80 Beverly Street, BostonPrice: $35Age Restriction: Contact City Winery for more information.Saturday, January 5Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres The Bruins will be facing the Buffalo Sabres this Saturday at the TD Garden. Fans can now enter the TD Garden by using the new Hub Entrance on Causeway Street. For more information on where fans can enter the Garden, see here.When: January 5th at 7 p.m.Where: TD GardenPrice: See the Garden’s website for more information.Age Restriction: NoneNew Year’s Resolution RunHave you been sticking to your new year’s resolution? Was it to start exercising more often? If so, the Boston Road Runners are hosting a run around the Charles River this weekend to help keep you motivated to stick to your resolution.When: January 5 at 8 a.m. (Check in at 7:45 a.m.)Where: Capital One Cafe, 799 Boylston Street, BostonPrice: FreeAge Restriction: noneCarlos Mencia at The WilburComedian and former star of Mind of Mencia will be performing at The Wilbur this weekend. After years of working on television shows and movies, Mencia has returned to his comedic beginnings performing stand up for more intimate audiences.When: January 5 at 7 p.m.Where: The Wilbur Theater, 246 Tremont Street, BostonPrice: $29Age Restriction: Contact The Wilbur for more information.Sunday, January 6Photography WorkshopBoston Photography Workshops is hosting a DSLR beginners workshop this Sunday aiming to teach newcomers to the DSLR camera some basics. The website describes that the course will “introduce students to photography fundamentals like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO in a straightforward way. With easy, simple instruction, you will walk away from the class understanding the capabilities of your camera and how to take great photos.” For more information on BPW, see their website.When: January 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Where: 15 Channel Center Street in Boston’s Fort Point DistrictPrice: $125Age Restriction: Contact BPW for more information. Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a new weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title.Happy New Year! 2019 started off with a mix of snow, rain, and sleet, but it didn’t stop Boston from ringing in the new year with all sorts of fun. Though the new year’s festivities have ended, there’s still plenty to do in Boston this coming weekend. Here’s a look at what this weekend will look like throughout the city!Friday, January 4First Fridays at The Museum of Fine ArtsEvery first Friday of the month, the Museum of Fine Arts holds a cocktail party between 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Celebrate a new year with some drinks, tapas, and art! Students and Seniors receive a two-dollar discount off of the price of the event.*Advertisement*last_img read more

500PM Wharf District Council Meeting The meeting

first_img5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting. The meeting at 30 Rowes Wharf will feature presentations and a discussion on Homelessness in the Community and the Resources available. Guest speakers include Lyndia Downie, Pine Street Inn President, Captain Kenneth Fong and his team, and additional speakers from both city and state agencies. Update on the Wharf District Public Realm Vision Video. Currently Need to submit a post? Great, start here! The Handel and Haydn Society will bring Mozart and Haydn alive with a program featuring Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, along with Haydn’s Symphony No. 99 and Mass in B-Flat Major on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m, continue reading. Here’s what else you need to know for the week ahead… Wednesday, January 23 Recent reports showcase the wide gap between the downtown housing market in neighborhoods like Downtown Crossing, Back Bay and the North End compared to outer neighborhoods such as Roxbury, read more on Curbed Boston. Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured! NOW: High Tide at Commercial Wharf East: spoke with resident of condo here who says he had water up to his door during last year’s January storm. Water level is 11.6 … it was 15 ft then. #NBC10Boston #necn @MattNBCBoston @Pamelanbcboston— Monica Madeja NBC10 Boston (@MonicaNBCBoston) January 20, 2019 Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. *Advertisement* Tuesday, January 22 Free Admission at Several Boston Attractions. A number of attractions in the Boston area will offer free admission today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Franklin Park Zoo, and the Stone Zoo. 7:00PM North End Order Sons and Daughters of Italy Member Meeting. The next meeting will meet at the Fisherman’s Club (corner of Lewis and Fulton with entrance on Fulton). New Members are welcome. 6:30PM Seven x Salt. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for a historical musical program of colonial America. Come and you’ll hear tunes you might have heard in Boston long ago. The quartet performs on period instruments and in early English dialect, so you get a true sense of colonial entertainment, see additional details here. Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Downtown Boston housing market pulls away from rest of the city—way away Handel and Haydn Society: Mozart + Haydn Currently Today is Monday, January 21st and the New England Patriots advance to the Super Bowl after winning the AFC Championship last night 37-31 against the Kansas City Chiefs, read more on USA Today. Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar. Weather Forecast: Currently From The Community: Notable News: High Tide at Commercial Wharf East:last_img read more

Shown also below is this years graduating class

first_imgShown also below is this year’s graduating class. Go Team Eliot! Eliot “Whole School Picture Day … Click on the image to enlarge.center_img As the K-8 school year heads into the final stretch, the North End’s Eliot School continued the tradition of gathering at Langone Park for its 12th Annual Whole School picture.  This tradition began in 2007 on the Prado with 150 students.  last_img

PBA Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel McCulloug

first_imgPBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine LATEST STORIES Insp. Jose Gesto, chief of the Talamban Police Station, said Arinque was arrested after he sold a pack of suspected shabu to a poseur-buyer last Monday night.Five sachets of white powder were seized from his possession.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeArinque denied ownership of the illegal drugs.Arinque said he and his friends were drinking when police arrived. His friends ran off. Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege A 34-YEAR-OLD man suspected of peddling drugs was arrested in a buy-bust operation in barangay Bacayan, Cebu City.Eric Arinque accused the police of planting drugs on him and denied being a level 2 dealer, which is an operator capable of 200 grams of shabu a weekADVERTISEMENT Painters refuse to go quietly Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike The suspect said he was surprised when police told him that packs of shabu were found in his pocket./Correspondent Fe Marie D. DumabocMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hip Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Prepared by FFWPU DR Congo Our special heavenly tr

first_imgPrepared by FFWPU DR CongoOur special heavenly tribal messiah team in Esanga, Kinshasa continued their series of blessing events on April 29, 2018. 18 couples were blessed on April 29, 2018, 11 couples on April 22; 16 couples on April 15 and 8 Couples on April 8th, all together 53 couples by now.Since the 4th of March 2018 until today we have blessed without stopping every Sunday and the 29th of April 2018 it was the 10th Sunday where we have blessed 18 Couples. In Total; 145 Couples were blessed in 10 Sundays. And Esanga Totalise 278 Couples Overall. The most important thing for us: We have a center where couples come every Thursday to continue their education program centered on True Parents’ teaching and tradition.last_img read more

Nightmare Matchup for UFCs Biggest Stars

first_img Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Good Night Tee Accessories Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? More From White on Nunes-Cris rematch: ‘That’s the fight I want to make’ UFC 240: Fights to make King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Apparel On Saturday afternoon, Karol Bedorf stepped into the KSW cage and defended his title with a second round head-kick KO win against Michal Kita. As his opponent collapsed to the canvas, Bedorf towered over him as he admired his handy work.The win was Bedorf’s third knockout win in his last four fights. It was also the third successful defense of his title. With swelled confidence from his recent string of results, Bedorf revealed that he is interested in a match-up against Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko.”I do not know if there are any possibilities that I could face him,” Bedorf told “Of course this is Fedor. I’d like to face him purely from a sporting point of view. There is some obsession or something. I just know that somewhere out there is an established co-operation with the Japanese organization Rizin. I am waiting for suggestions from the owners of the [KSW] Federation.”If Bedorf is unable to wriggle his way into the Fedor match-up, he is open to a discussion about a potential non-title fight against Mariusz Pudzianowski. The five-time World’s Strongest Man was on a four-fight win streak but suffered a second round TKO loss in his most recent fight against Peter Graham in London.”Since [Pudzian] lost, you can not assemble this fight from a sporting point of view. I think that the owners of the Federation have a different idea on this. For example, we do not fight for the belt. KSW Latest From MMA Warehouse Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Standard BJJ Gi Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career In this Storystream Overeem: After 2005, who did Fedor fight? ‘He fought cans’ Sakakibara undecided on Fedor’s opponent View all 99 stories Gloves Latest From Our Partners “We can always sit down at the table and talk. I’m not closed or reluctant. I am open to business proposals. Go ahead, we can talk.” More: Bloody Elbow Robert Whittaker hails ‘Wonderboy’ the best ‘outside fighter’ in MMA UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler fight card MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko is coming out of retirement ProMax 440 BJJ GI Standard Ranked Rashguard Sale Lockdown duffle bag Gordon Ryan Competition Kit White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him Conor lashes out at Herb Dean, says Khabib was ‘riddled in panic’ during bus attack KSW champ wants Fedor fightlast_img read more

Americas Test Kitchen Will Host a Fall Food Fest at Its Seaport

first_imgAmerica’s Test Kitchen Will Host a Fall Food Fest at Its Seaport Digs Boston Eats will have tastings, celebrity cooking demos, book signings, and more. America’s Test Kitchen will relocate to the Innovation and Design Building later this year. / Photo by Mehgan Conciatori for ATK ProvidedFans have long invited America’s Test Kitchen into their homes by buying its cookbooks, tuning into its TV shows, and more. Now, the local culinary company is returning the favor. After moving into a state-of-the-art kitchen and studios in the Seaport District late this summer, ATK will host a two-day food festival at its new digs in October.Three different events will give ticketholders opportunities to meet ATK personalities, including co-hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, and longtime cast member and chief creative officer Jack Bishop. A lineup of New England culinary talent will be announced later, the company says.On Friday, the Taste of Innovation will pair Boston chefs with ATK test cooks to create two new recipes using the same, local ingredient. The VIP Backstage ATK event will feature intimate cooking demonstrations and a behind-the-scenes tour on Saturday. Also that day, the Boston Eats convention will have tastings, cooking demos, interactive panel discussions, book signings, and more. The events will support, in part, the non-profits Future Chefs and Community Servings.America’s Test Kitchen, the media company that formed out of Cook’s Illustrated magazine, has been based in Brookline Village since the early 1990s. In late 2015, the longtime face of the company, Christopher Kimball, left very publicly.The September move into the Innovation and Design Building on Drydock Avenue will nearly double ATK’s studio space, and give the media company more public-facing opportunities, like this food festival. Stay tuned for more information.America’s Test Kitchen Boston Eats, October 27-28, the Innovation and Design Building, 21 Dry Dock Ave., Seaport, Boston,, 5/10/2017, 1:05 p.m. Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Printcenter_img 000 By Jacqueline Cain· Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.*last_img read more

UPDATE Suspect in Jassy Correia Disappearance Arrested Body Found

first_img Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* By Spencer Buell· News UPDATE: Suspect in Jassy Correia Disappearance Arrested, Body Found Correia, 23, has been missing since Saturday night. Print 5922594center_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 2/28/2019, 10:13 a.m. Photos via BPDNewsLouis D. Coleman III, the man wanted in connection with the disappearance of 23-year-old Jassy Correia, has been arrested in Delaware and a body has been found, police said Thursday.Correia has been missing since Saturday night after spending time at Boston’s Venu nightclub in the Theater District. Police had described the case as a kidnapping.In a statement on the its website, BPD said authorities were “awaiting a positive identification” of the body, and that “the cause and manner of death are pending.” The statement did not say where the body had been recovered.“This remains an active and ongoing, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional investigation,” the department said. “Additional information will be provided when available.”Police in Providence spent the day searching Coleman’s apartment on Chestnut Street in that city, as well as a large trash bin nearby. Media in Delaware report Coleman was arrested after “a brief chase” on a highway. Rhode Island officials said in a press conference that a body had been recovered inside of his car and that a homicide investigation was underway.Correia was last seen near the Boston nightclub Venu on Saturday night, where she had been celebrating with several friends. Police say security footage shows Correia was with an unknown man at around 12:15 a.m. Sunday a short distance from the club. Later, she was seen several blocks away at the intersection of Tremont and Herald streets entering a car with the man, which police described as a red Nissan Altima.Correia “was wearing big hoop earrings, an orange jumpsuit and a jean jacket with an image of red lips and pink wings on the back of it,” police said in a release.The department shared several photos of Correia, a picture of the car, and grainy video of the man.Photos via BPDNEws#MissingPersonAlert: #BPD is asking the public to review video of a person of interest in effort to help locate 23-year-old Jassy Correia. To those with info, please call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text ‘TIP’ to CRIME.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) February 28, 2019Anyone with information about the case has been asked to contact police at 617-343-4275, or file a tip anonymously by calling 1 (800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).Friends and family of Correia identified her as a mother of two, and had sought the public’s help in tracking her down on social media.“Please share and help us bring Jassy home,” one post on Facebook reads.last_img read more