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Planting for peace

first_imgOn a windswept Friday morning at the Arnold Arboretum, Pedro Reyes wandered through the lawns holding the hands of his two children. In Boston from his home base of Mexico City, Reyes, an internationally acclaimed artist, was awaiting the arrival of schoolchildren from the Spanish Heritage Academy, a Spanish language program of the Boston Public Schools.Their agenda? Planting a tree — or in this case, a Japanese hydrangea — using a shovel made from the metal of surrendered firearms. This idea, “making life from death,” said Reyes, began in 2007, when Reyes organized Palas por Pistolas (Shovels for Guns), a campaign against gun violence in Mexico that called for the voluntary donations of weapons. The campaign netted 1,527 firearms, said Reyes, 40 percent of which were high-powered assault rifles.“We took the guns to a foundry, melted them, then took that metal to a factory that produces hardware and we made 1,527 shovels,” he told the crowd of students, visitors, and Arboretum staffers who turned up for the event.“We’ve selected a really charismatic plant,” said Michael Dosmann, the Arboretum’s curator of living collections. “We collected the hydrangea seeds from Japan in 2007, right around the time Pedro was starting his program, and now here we are in 2013.”To date, said Reyes, more than 500 trees have been planted in 50 cities around the world, with more than a thousand trees to go (he is aiming to plant 1,527 trees, the exact number of guns donated). A few years ago, when the Mexican government heard of his idea, they donated even more metal from molten guns to Reyes, who transformed it into working musical instruments.“It’s very exciting to be in a privileged collection like the Arnold Arboretum,” said Reyes, who called upon the Spanish Heritage Academy students to dig the hole housing the Arboretum’s latest plant. One by one, they each took turns.“I was excited about digging because it’s an excellent time to plant another tree so we can have more oxygen and more beautiful trees,” commented student Diana Martinez.Sponsored by Harvard’s Cultural Agents Initiative, the event was not the first to bring Reyes to Harvard. “Pedro was going to do an exhibit in 2007 at the Carpenter Center,” said Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and director of the initiative. “He wanted to do something about the future, but he said the future seemed so bleak.”“We talked for a while about cultural agents, people who help make social change through art,” recalled Sommer.She saw a fix for his disillusionment and after his exhibit, Sommer employed Reyes in Harvard’s Pre-Texts program, a learning initiative that advocates using classic works of literature as an inspiration to make art in the classroom. Together, the two trained a legion of high school teachers in Mexico on the Pre-Texts methodology.“The beauty of an artwork is that it can be used to bring people together, like we are together today,” said Reyes.last_img read more


Fan dies at basketball game

first_imgA fan at the Notre Dame men’s basketball game against Lewis University died Friday night after suffering “an apparent heart attack” around 6:30 p.m., according to University spokesman Dennis Brown.“Emergency personnel who were on site for the game responded immediately but were unable to revive him,” Brown stated. “In deference to the family’s privacy, Notre Dame will not release any additional information.”Tags: basketball, fan, Notre Damelast_img


Drug Dealer Busted in Bolivia for Second Time in Four Years

first_imgBy Dialogo November 21, 2012 On November 18, for the second time in four years, the Bolivian Police arrested a drug trafficker that smuggled drugs across the Amazon, and who was based in the northern department of Pando, near the Brazilian border, informed the Ministry of Interior. “Minister of Government Carlos Romero, confirmed the arrest of Mauro Vásquez, one of the most wanted and dangerous drug traffickers that was established in Pando,” said the government office in a statement to AFP. Mauro Vásquez was arrested for the first time in 2008, but it was not known until now that he had escaped from prison in the city of Cobija, in Pando, near the Brazilian border. Minister Romero added that “this is a very important individual in drug trafficking; we had been chasing Mauro Vásquez for a long time.” He also said that “the police operation concluded in the border city of Cobija, where Vásquez set up a criminal structure to traffic drugs through the Bolivian Amazon.” According to the U.S. State Department, Bolivia is the second producer of cocaine worldwide, after Colombia and ahead of Peru.last_img read more


Gap to double UK size with record distribution deal

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Raw materials coming from India to produce COVID-19 medicine

first_imgState-owned firms have received COVID-19 medicine and raw materials from India to help treat infected patients in the country.Arya Sinulingga, an aide to State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir, said on Wednesday that state-owned pharmaceutical firm PT Bio Farma had received its orders for oseltamivir on Tuesday afternoon from Hyderabad, India.“The oseltamivir is enough to make 500,000 tablets of medicine that will be used to treat COVID-19 patients,” he told the press during a virtual press briefing. Oseltamivir is the raw material for Tamiflu, which is often used to treat COVID-19 patients. Arya added that Bio Farma had also ordered 1 ton of chloroquine that will also be used to help treat patients infected with the pneumonia-like illness.Other than procuring the necessary medicine to treat the illness, he also said that several SOEs would soon produce 200 ventilators that would be used for patients in mild and critical conditions.“The ventilator prototypes from several universities and companies are still being tested by the Health Ministry. Once the test is finished, SOEs will be ready to produce them,” he said.Read also: Indonesia waives import levies for COVID-19 antivirus development, allocates Rp 1t for medical needs Several state-owned firms like weapons producer PT Pindad, electronics producer PT LEN and aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia have announced plans to convert some of their production lines to produce ventilators.Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro also said on a separate occasion that Indonesia could have its first locally made ventilators by April 25.“PT Indofarma has agreed to take the ventilators and become the offtaker for them,” said Arya, referring to Bio Farma’s subsidiary.The government is easing trade requirements for businesses importing medical equipment and medicine needed to handle the pandemic.”We have also eliminated the import duty for medicines paid by the government,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on March 16.The same will be done for medical aid and COVID-19 testing devices sent by other countries, she added.Topics :last_img read more


New suburb steps up to the million-dollar club

first_img RELATED: Top 20 Gold Coast streets revealed 23 Sunshine Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters sold for $2.2 million in April.Bundall held its position in the top 10 with a median sale price of $1.035m.Honorary membership goes to Main Beach where the median sale price was $1.675m, based on just 10 sales, while the southern hotspot of Bilinga recorded a median of $1.25 million based on 11 sales only.The latest marketing trends from realestate.com.au show Gold Coast real estate has held its own over the past three months, with house prices rising by 1.6 per cent and units by 2.4 per cent. Nerida Conisbee, realestate.com.au’s chief economist, said the premium property market has been one of the most stable property market during the COVID-19 pandemic.“The property market is currently being supported by high levels of stimulus, a stable banking system, mortgage payment freezes and relative confidence among buyers,” she said.“As a result, pricing has remained stable, despite being in a recession.” 41 Teemangum St, Currumbin goes to auction on August 22.The Kollosche agent set a suburb record in March with the $6.5m sale of 14 Darwalla Ave, Currumbin.There were 17 houses sold for $1 million-plus in the suburb since July 2019. Currumbin is one of 10 Gold Coast suburbs to break the $1 million threshold in fiscal 2020.Surfers Paradise, which includes the elite enclaves of Paradise Waters, Isle of Capri and Chevron Island, retains the million-dollar crown, recording a median price of $1.73125m across 80 sales. Is this mega mansion in the wrong suburb? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31The Gold Coast’s million-dollar club has a new member with the laid-back southern suburb of Currumbin stepping up to the premium property podium.Latest data from realestate.com.au shows key sales in the past 12 months propelled house prices in Currumbin to a median of $1.054259 million.Over the past year, house prices in Currumbin rose by 25.4 per cent and a whopping 40.6 per cent in three years.Southern Gold Coast real estate specialist Troy Dowker said a limited supply of low density housing made Currumbin real estate a niche commodity. “With the rapid development of neighbouring suburbs, Currumbin’s low rise living environment and village ambience is appealing,” he said. “You’ve also got surf, trees, beach and the estuary, so there’s a lot of natural beauty in the area.” Broadbeach Waters new build with star appeal 113 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters sold for $5.5 million in June.Mermaid Beach, renowned for its so-called Millionaire’s Row, recorded the Gold Coast’s second highest median house price of $1.6m.Tallebudgera Valley was the only hinterland suburb to make the cut, with a median house sale price of $1.2135m, ahead of Clear Island Waters ($1.238m) and Broadbeach Waters ($1.1825m).More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoUp the northern end of town, Runaway Bay and Paradise Point retained million-membership each with a median sale price of $1.05m.last_img read more


Chelsea set for budget boost as Rennes get serious about Boga

first_imgChelsea are set to benefit from Rennes’ move for Sassulo winger Jeremie Boga. The Blues recently turned a buy-back clause for Boga into a sell-on clause, which will see them earn 10 – 15 percent of any potential move. A number of clubs are keen on Boga, including Rennes, who Goal reported will have to pay €30m for the Ivory Coast international. Rennes coach Julien Stephan recently confirmed his interest in the 23-year-old.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMeet The World’s Most Striking Animals Here10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made “I can’t speak about numbers. He is quite simply a player who is coming out of a very good spell with Sassuolo,” Stephan told Telefoot. read also:Napoli close on Boga agreement “He has very interesting characteristics in terms of his penetration, his pace, and his ability to finish off moves. We know him well at the club as he was on loan here a few seasons ago. At the time, I was in charge of the reserves, we got to know each other in certain instances, we know each other. “He is a player who is one of our potential targets, there is enormous competition with very big clubs – we will see what happens in the coming weeks and months.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more


NFF top shot dies

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria plan Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Nigeria’s former U-17, U-20 goalkeeper dies at 26 NFF appoints caretaker committee for Anambra FA The Head of ICT of the Nigeria Football Federation, Tolulope Abelola, is dead.The NFF top shot was reported to have died on Saturday. According to available information already confirmed by the NFF, Abelola, 48, died from complications following a surgery.The NFF said on the development: “We are devastated to announce the passing on of our Head of ICT, Mr. Tolulope Abelola on the evening of Saturday, 29th August 2020.“He died of complications from a surgery.“He was 48.“Our thoughts are with his family.” Tags: Nigeria Football FederationTolulope Abelolalast_img


GOtv to Air Manchester United, Crystal Palace Live

first_imgPremier League action returns this weekend following the last International break of 2018. The return will see Manchester United attempt to get their season back on track when they host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford today. The match will be broadcast live to GOtv subscribers on SuperSport Select 2 (channel 32) at 4p.m.Before the International break, Manchester United suffered a humiliating 1-3 loss to rivals, Manchester City in their derby match. Manchester United are almost mid-table at eight position after 12 games. They have won 6 matches, lost four and drawn two. The Red Devils will be hoping to get back to winning ways against a Crystal Palace side that sits just a point above the relegation zone. The match will be available to GOtv Plus and GOtv Max subscribers.On Sunday, the action continues as Wolves take on Huddersfield Town at 5p.m. on SuperSport Select 2 (channel 32).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


Free throws doom Wisconsin in 49-47 loss to Michigan State

first_imgMany would brand Wisconsin’s 49-47 loss to No 13 Michigan State Tuesday night as Big Ten Basketball in its rawest form – a low-scoring, physical affair with several lengthy scoreless stretches.But for the Badgers, the game slipped away at the free throw line when George Marshall missed the first of two free throws that could have tied up the game with three seconds left at the Kohl Center. The redshirt freshman missed the rim entirely on his second attempt – an intentional miss – and prevented a last-second shot attempt from UW.That followed three-straight missed attempts from the charity stripe by fifth-year senior forward Jared Berggren, each putting the Spartans that much closer to victory.“It’s cost us games before and it obviously cost us today,” senior forward Mike Bruesewitz said. “We got to get in the gym and just start knocking them down, plain and simple. It can’t be an excuse anymore.”Bo Ryan’s squad finished the game 7-of-18 (38.9 percent) from the free throw line, a troubling trend for a team that now ranks last in the Big Ten in free throw percentage.The late-game issues at the line followed up a solid first half performance from Wisconsin, who took a one-point lead into the locker room and led by as much as seven early on. The lead continued to slip away after the break, as the Badgers regained an advantage only once after the 17:52 mark of the second half.Against a bigger Michigan State lineup anchored inside by the 6-foot-9 Derrick Nix and 6-foot-10 Adreian Payne inside, Berggren and co. said settling for low-percentage shots cost them late.“I felt like I was getting a good number of touches inside and they were sinking and I was kicking it out for some decent looks,” said Berggren, who finished with nine points on 4-of-15 shooting. “So the looks were there, I think we got to do a better job attacking the rim some more and not always settle, especially on a night like this when shots aren’t falling.”As both teams struggled to find their offensive grooves, the Spartans relied on forward Branden Dawson in the paint and guard Keith Appling outside to even approach the 50-point mark by game’s end.Appling – whose day included a rare four-point play late in the first half – scored a game-high 19 with a diverse arsenal of three-pointers, floaters in the lane and pull-up jumpers.Dawson netted 11 of his 18 points in the first half, taking advantage of Wisconsin’s lack of depth in the frontcourt with Frank Kaminsky sitting out his second consecutive game after suffering an eye injury against Indiana.“I think that … definitely hurt them some,” Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said. “Watching them in the Indiana game [Kaminsky] was pretty good, just gives them that dimension that he can pop and do some things and at other times I worry about us having to go against smaller guys because they’re quicker, they can take us off the dribble.”Despite the offensive outbursts from the Spartan duo that accounted for over 73 percent of their team’s points, the game was marred by long stretches with little-to-no scoring. A Ben Brust three-pointer marked the first basket for either team four minutes into the game, setting the stage for the defensive battle many expected. The game’s final minutes ended in familiar fashion, an open three-pointer from forward Ryan Evans the Badgers’ lone converted field goal in the game’s final seven-plus minutes. It was Evans’ shot that cut Michigan State’s lead to two and made a potential last-second comeback possible. The critical three-pointer was a small bright spot for Evans, whose shots consistently came up short on a 3-of-13 night from the floor.After a quick foul, Michigan State’s freshman guard Gary Harris then converted one of his two free throws before Ryan put the game in his young guard’s hands. Unable to get a satisfactory look from outside, Marshall attacked the hoop to draw the foul – the right decision, according to Bruesewitz.Then the game came down to the exact spot where Wisconsin had surrendered so many points throughout the game.“As a young guy you’ve got to learn that yeah, that’s a very important play,” Bruesewitz said of Marshall’s free throws. “But there was an exponential number of plays prior to that that put us in that position and we can’t blame it all on one play and I told him that.”Neither Ryan nor the players could explain the team’s troubling performance at the line. Repetition and regaining a rhythm at the line was the only solution, and Berggren said much of the battle was mental. “It’s a craft, you get good at something,” Ryan said.“There’s nothing like the game though. It’s always easy for people on the outside looking in with free throws, until you’ve been there and its something about what you got inside, physically and mentally.”last_img read more