Las comisiones de Pennsylvania denuncian el último memorándum presidencial de Trump sobre el censo 2020

first_img July 29, 2020 Español,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Las Comisiones de Pennsylvania sobre Asuntos del Pacífico Asiático, Afroamericanos, Latinos, Mujeres y LGBTQ, y la Comisión de Recuento Completo del Censo 2020 del Gobernador, supervisada por el Gobernador Tom Wolf, emitieron hoy una declaración conjunta que denuncia el último memorándum presidencial del Presidente Trump sobre el Censo 2020, y honraron las inmensas contribuciones de nuestras comunidades de inmigrantes.“El reciente ‘Memorándum para el Secretario de Comercio para excluir a los extranjeros ilegales del recuento’, firmado por el Presidente Donald Trump el 21 de julio de 2020, causará extrema confusión y angustia en las comunidades inmigrantes y disminuirá significativamente su participación en el Censo 2020.“Excluir a cualquier residente del Censo va contra el mandato constitucional de ‘contar a cada persona en los Estados Unidos’. El recuento resultante será inferior a la población real de muchas comunidades, lo que disminuirá drásticamente la asignación de dólares federales para servicios cruciales, incluidos la educación, el transporte, la atención médica y más. Esto, a su vez, afectará severamente a todas las personas que residan en estas comunidades durante la próxima década sean o no sean ciudadanas.“Reconocemos las inmensas contribuciones de nuestras comunidades de inmigrantes en todas las esferas de nuestra economía y sociedad. En especial, agradecemos su trabajo en la primera línea de la guerra contra la COVID-19, incluso en las industrias de servicios y de la atención médica, en las esferas de producción y entrega de alimentos, en la fabricación, la investigación y más. Como vecinos, dueños de negocios, contribuyentes y trabajadores, los inmigrantes son una parte integral de las comunidades diversas y pujantes de Pennsylvania y hacen amplias contribuciones que benefician a todos. Si bien la legalidad y la constitucionalidad de este memorándum presidencial está siendo cuestionada en los tribunales, extendemos nuestro pleno apoyo a nuestras comunidades de inmigrantes y los instamos a participar en el Censo ahora para que formen parte del recuento”.Stephanie Sun, directora ejecutiva de la Comisión Asesora del Gobernador sobre Asuntos Americanos del Pacífico asiático, declaró:“El censo es el punto de partida de la democracia. No podemos permitir que esta táctica intimidatoria asuste a las comunidades de inmigrantes y las aleje de participar en el Censo. Por cada persona contada, Pennsylvania recibe aproximadamente $21,000 durante los próximos 10 años para servicios cruciales como Medicaid, Medicare, vivienda, educación, almuerzos escolares, nuevos hospitales e infraestructura, es decir, recursos críticos que ayudan a los miembros más vulnerables de nuestra comunidad, especialmente cuando se producen circunstancias inesperadas como la COVID-19. Un recuento completo del Censo también decidirá nuestra representación política en las legislaturas estatales y en la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos. Podemos ganar o perder un representante en base al número de residentes que han sido contados y, por lo tanto, corremos el riesgo de perder un voto crucial en materia de educación, atención médica, impuestos, inmigración y más. La comunidad Americana del Pacífico asiático se solidariza con todos nuestros hermanos y hermanas inmigrantes. Nuestra fortaleza radica en nuestra diversidad, nuestra historia colectiva y nuestra presencia creciente en el paisaje de este país”.Jalila Parker, directora ejecutiva de la Comisión Asesora del Gobernador sobre Asuntos Afroamericanos, declaró:“El censo es un mandato constitucional. Está muy claro que el pueblo de los Estados Unidos de América se deberá contar cada diez años. No contar a las personas por motivos de raza, etnia o situación migratoria es racista. No hay otra manera de interpretar el memorándum. Nuestra Comisión anima a todos a levantar la mano para que sean contados. Alentamos a todos a levantar la mano para ser reconocidos por sus contribuciones a nuestra comunidad. Y lo que es más importante, alentamos a todos a levantar la mano y a estar orgullosos ser de quienes son”.Luz Colon, directora ejecutiva de la Comisión Asesora del Gobernador para Asuntos Latinos (GACLA, por sus siglas en inglés), declaró:“La encuesta de campo se basa en la experimentación, las pruebas y la investigación. Esto es especialmente cierto cuando se trata de una encuesta tan monumental como el censo decenal. Las preguntas en el Censo 2020 están ahí gracias a una extensa preparación y verificación. Hacer un cambio en el medio del proceso repercutirá en la respuesta, deteriorará la confianza y causará pánico en las comunidades de todo el país, incluidos muchos ciudadanos estadounidenses y niños nacidos en Estados Unidos. Asimismo, pondrá en riesgo a aquellos líderes y organizaciones que han trabajado duro y pedirá a las personas que confíen en el proceso que perjudica el trabajo que hemos llevado a cabo para tener un recuento completo”.Moriah Hathaway, directora ejecutiva de la Comisión de Pennsylvania para la Mujer, declaró:“Es crucial que cada residente de Pennsylvania se cuente en el Censo 2020. Nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes es invaluable y necesita ser tratada de ese modo. El futuro de nuestro estado y nuestro país depende de un recuento exacto y completo del censo”.Rafael Álvarez Febo, director ejecutivo de la Comisión de asuntos para la comunidad LGBTQ de Pennsylvania, declaró:“La comunidad LGBTQ se solidariza con las comunidades de inmigrantes y rechaza las medidas inconstitucionales tomadas por la administración Trump para manipular y borrar a las personas del recuento del Censo de los Estados Unidos”. Como comunidad que ha continuado su lucha por la inclusión de preguntas de orientación sexual y de identidad de género en el Censo, entendemos la importancia de ser contados. La constitución describe claramente cómo y por qué se debe realizar un Censo y esta medida de Donald Trump y su administración destruye en mayor medida la integridad no solo del Censo, sino de nuestras instituciones democráticas. Instamos a nuestros socios en la comunidad legal a que actúen para bloquear esta corrupción atroz de la función del Censo de los Estados Unidos”.Norman Bristol Colón, director ejecutivo de la Comisión de Recuento Completo del Censo 2020 del Gobernador, declaró:“La constitución de los Estados Unidos exige un recuento completo de todos los residentes en nuestra nación. En Pennsylvania, nuestra tradición es cumplir plenamente con la constitución y rechazar cualquier medida que sugiera lo contrario. El lenguaje discriminatorio de Washington no debe aceptarse cuando, sobre todo, el censo es uno de los deberes cívicos más fundamentales en nuestra sociedad estadounidense. Continuaremos haciendo nuestro trabajo en plena conformidad con la constitución respecto de contar a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania, independientemente de si han estado aquí por generaciones o si se mudaron a nuestro estado en 2020”.Las comisiones continuarán trabajando estrechamente con las partes interesadas de la comunidad con el fin de garantizar un recuento completo de los residentes de Pennsylvania en el Censo 2020. Las comisiones, junto con el Gobernador Wolf, se opondrán a todo reto que menoscabe la integridad de la Constitución de los Estados Unidos de América.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Las comisiones de Pennsylvania denuncian el último memorándum presidencial de Trump sobre el censo 2020last_img read more

Researchers revive 100 years old microbes found on seafloor

first_imgMorono added: “At first I was skeptical, but we found that up to 99.1% of the microbes in sediment deposited 101.5 million years ago were still alive and were ready to eat.” The researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the Kochi University and Marine Works Japan participated in the study. With fine-tuned laboratory procedures, the scientists, led by Morono, incubated the samples to coax their microbes to grow. The results demonstrated that rather than being fossilized remains of life, the microbes in the sediment had survived, and were capable of growing and dividing. On the seafloor, there are layers of sediment consisting of marine snow, dust, and particles carried by the wind and ocean currents. Small life forms such as microbes become trapped in this sediment. This study was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers, and the U.S. National Science Foundation. The research team gathered the ancient sediment samples ten years ago during an expedition to the South Pacific Gyre, the part of the ocean with the lowest productivity and fewest nutrients available to fuel the marine food web. “What’s most exciting about this study is that it shows that there are no limits to life in the old sediment of the world’s ocean,” said D’Hondt. “In the oldest sediment we’ve drilled, with the least amount of food, there are still living organisms, and they can wake up, grow and multiply.” Such conditions make it possible for aerobic microorganisms—those that require oxygen to live—to survive for geological time scales of millions of years. “We knew that there was life in deep sediment near the continents where there’s a lot of buried organic matter,” said URI Graduate School of Oceanography professor and co-author of the study Steven D’Hondt. “But what we found was that life extends in the deep ocean from the seafloor all the way to the underlying rocky basement.” Researchers have conducted a study revealing that given the right food in the right laboratory conditions, microbes collected from sediment as old as 100 million years can revive and multiply. With the newly developed ability to grow, manipulate and characterize ancient microorganisms, the research team plans to apply a similar approach to other questions about the geological past. “Our main question was whether life could exist in such a nutrient-limited environment or if this was a lifeless zone,” said the paper’s lead author Yuki Morono, senior scientist at JAMSTEC. “And we wanted to know how long the microbes could sustain their life in a near-absence of food.” Aboard the research drillship, JOIDES Resolution, the team drilled numerous sediment cores 100 meters below the seafloor and nearly 6,000 meters below the ocean’s surface. The scientists found that oxygen was present in all of the cores, suggesting that if sediment accumulates slowly on the seafloor at a rate of no more than a meter or two every million years, oxygen will penetrate all the way from the seafloor to the basement. last_img read more

Kingston to Kingston: Alpha Institute Music Students and Teachers Reflect on…

first_imgWATCH MME 2020 EXCHANGE KINGSTON, JAMAICA The Alpha Institute in Kingston, Jamaica hosted three members of Kings Highway, a Boston, MA-based Caribbean Jazz outfit, during the first half of the exchange in February. Later in March, Alpha Institute music students Patrick Garrell and Rohan Mitchell, along with senior music instructor, Clayon Samuels, traveled to the USA for an extraordinary week of high school, college and university music classes, performances, concerts and networking. Organized by March for Music Education founding partner Kings Highway, the visit to the USA created a dynamic platform for music educators and students on both sides of the border to explore, compare and develop their craft. The visitors from Jamaica spent their first full day at Berklee College, the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world. Berklee alumni have won 294 Grammy Awards, 95 Latin Grammy Awards, 19 Emmy Awards, 5 Tony Awards and 5 Academy Awards. The team from the Alpha Institute attended classes in jazz theory and Pro Tools and a performance class focused on Red Hot Chili Peppers. They also tried augmented reality for the first time and presented a songwriting project that earned cheers from Berklee students and plaudits from Berklee Professor Sarah Brindell. Alpha’s senior music instructor, Clayon Samuels, was equally impacted. “I was inspired by the way Sarah led her class. This class changed my whole outlook on creativity and song writing. It was magical because oftentimes the boys at the Alpha Institute complain about English class not knowing that they will need the writing skills one day to execute a good song idea.” “I want more Alpha students to experience what I did because it helped me put things into perspective. And it can help others,” said Patrick Garrell. Kingston, Jamaica – The March for Music Education recently completed the March for Music Education Exchange (MMEX). It was an epic journey that brought music educators to Kingston and sent two Alpha Institute music students and their instructor to Massachusetts and (Kingston) Rhode Island in the United States. Of course, any trip to the United States is not complete without a concert featuring a recent Grammy winning artist. March for Music Education Exchange resident musician, Professor Mark Berney, of the University of Rhode Island (URI), and Kings Highway trumpet player, made sure the team from Alpha didn’t just watch 2020 Grammy winning trumpet player Brian Lynch. Indeed, during the visit to URI, Alpha was also treated to a Brian Lynch masterclass with URI students. Professor Berney noted how the learning went both ways. “The last night at Beehive was special,” recalled Alpha student Rohan Mitchell. “The whole energy. The whole of the guys coming together. The whole love and the respect that we share for each other. It helped boost the performance.” Canton’s Director of Music Ensembles, and King’s Highway trombone player, Brian Thomas, said, “Canton students learned some of the technical aspects of playing Jamaican music and how Jamaican music was influenced by the major cultural and historical event of Jamaica gaining independence.” “The experience at Canton allowed me to use the tools I learned in college,” Mr Samuels said, “to teach others about Jamaican culture and in the process helped to bring out another side of me that I did not know fully.” “The day will go down as one of my most memorable days as a teacher,” Mr Thomas recalled. “I enjoyed watching the power of music show itself as my students in Canton instantly connected with Clayon, Patrck and Rohan. While I’ve had the opportunity to regularly experience that through my own musical opportunities, it was amazing to see my students have the same experience.” The mission was not lost on Patrick or Rohan. “As a university professor, one of my main objectives is to promote diversity of all kinds, including cultural and musical diversity,” he said. “Now I have students who have become more interested in traveling abroad and making more cultural and musical connections.”center_img Rohan Mitchel added, “The March for Music Education Exchange experience told me to get up and not to get lazy or complacent. I believe that this opportunity should be provided to every musician who wants to take their career to another level.” The end of the exchange marked the beginning of new opportunities, new projects and a new mindset, one that is sure to help Alpha students and their instructor weather the challenges brought by travel restrictions and social distancing. The March for Music Education is looking forward to creating more opportunities for music students and educators in and outside of Jamaica. “King’s Highway and Alpha joined to become one,” said March for Music Education Exchange resident musician and Kings Highway drummer Nathan Sabanayagam. “With a solid three days of school visits and music under our belts, this show was a celebration and culmination of the entire cultural exchange.” Performance is a critical part of music education particularly for vocational students like those at Alpha. Accordingly, the visit to the USA started and ended with performances. The first performance, held at La Fabrica, a small venue on Massachusetts Avenue, put Alpha in front of local ska and reggae music fans for the first time. The appeal of ska caught Mr Samuels’ attention. “The idea that musicians outside of Jamaica would take Jamaican culture,” said Samuels, “and immerse it into their own and the whole love for it was a surprise to me.” “The experience helped me to find a different side of me I didn’t know about musically,” said Alpha Institute’s Mr Samuels. “I learned there is no limit to learning. The March for Music Education experience inspired me and encouraged me to learn about what more that I can do at Alpha and with music in general.” The following day, at Canton High School, Jamaican music was the main topic at three performance classes — orchestra, concert band and jazz ensemble. In each class of over 40 students, Canton musicians performed their traditional repertoire and also ska music. Alpha students and their instructor discussed with Canton students the roots of ska and its links to American jazz. At the end of the day, a massive jam session gave everyone the opportunity to apply what they had learned — and they learned more than just music. The final performance brought together a host of personalities from the past three days. Held at The Beehive, a hip hub for hundreds of live music fans in Boston, the Kings Highway/Alpha connection brought out Chris Wilson from Heartbeat Records, Shema McGregor, daughter of Freddie McGregor who is now working with the Wailers and Canton High School students who turned out to support their friends. Berklee Professor Sarah Brindell took the stage as did Dion Knibb, son of Skatalites founder Lloyd Knibb. At The Beehive, the musicians made the night their own. “The Alpha students showed the Berklee students how to dive into improvising and developing a song without fear or inhibition, without crippling self doubt,” said Professor Brindell. “They showed the Berklee students how to find a creative flow.” “We wanted to create a personal experience that would allow for musicians and educators to learn and grow, both in their craft and personally,” said MMEX organizer and Kings Highway band leader, Alex Beram. “We saw Patrick, Rohan and Clayon engaged from the first moment; curious, active, excited, challenged. They met other music students and educators from all over the world, not only creating lasting bonds and friendships, but quickly assessed their own strengths and weaknesses in light of that.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, June 20, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday June 20, 2013•12:18  a.m. Ryan D. Helvy, 32, Arkansas City, Kans. was issued a Notice to Appear charged with speeding 65 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone.•4 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•8:27 a.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 400 bock. E. 10th, Wellington.•8:30 a.m. Officers took a report of a lost license plate in the 300 block S. Washington, Wellington.•9:49 a.m. Officers took a report of child in need of care in the 900 S. Cherry, Wellington.•10:19 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 900 block N. C, Wellington.•12:16 p.m. Sadia M. Bitner, 41, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with three counts of distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and three counts of use of communication facility to facilitate drug sale.•12:44 p.m. Sadia M. Bitner, 41, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine in the 400 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•1:30 p.m. John W. Newsom, 42, Arkansas City, Kans. was issued a notice to appear charged with expired/illegal registration and No Proof of Insurance.•3:05 p.m. Michael W. Drouhard, 60, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration (expired tag) and no proof of insurance.•4:06 p.m. Non-Injury accident on private property that occurred on 06-19-13, in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Rita F. Largent,55, Mulvane and Victoria J. Leon, 22, Wellington.•5:57 p.m. Francis E. Ancell, WM, 72, Wellington was arrested on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for criminal trespass.•6:20 a.m. non-injury accident on private property in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Doris E. Barber, 93, Wellington and Heather M. Catt, 36, Wellington.•8:57 p.m. Gina R. Morgan, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.•9:02 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic violence battery and disorderly conduct of a known suspect in the 200 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:48 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2300 block of Commerce, Wellington•11:40 p.m. Officers conducted an outside agency assist in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more