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Poor Chicago neighborhood looks to Cuba to fight infant mortality

  Over the past few months, medical professionals on Chicago's South Side have been trying a new tactic to bring down the area's infant mortality rate: find women of childbearing age and ask them about everything. Really, everything. "In the last 12 months, have you had any problems with any bug infestations, rodents or mold?" Dr. Kathy Tossas-Milligan, an epidemiologist, asked Yolanda Flowers during a recent visit to her home, in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. "Have you ever had teeth removed or crowned because of a cavity?" Though they seem to have little to do with motherhood, these questions are borrowed from the playbook of the Chicagoans' new mentors --- doc...Keep on reading: Poor Chicago neighborhood looks to Cuba to fight infant mortality.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Adult care facility with mostly Filipino workers fined $7M for wage theft

LOS ANGELES -- The owner of six adult care facilities operating in the San Fernando Valley's quiet West Hills neighborhood has been slapped with citations of over $7 million for wage theft and other law violations. This makes it the largest wage citation in Southern California in the last three years. Adat Shalom Board and Care, Inc. has been ordered by the California Labor Commissioner's Office to pay 149 of its former and current employers --- a majority of whom are Filipino --- for underpaid wages and penalties. The caregivers cared for elderly residents 24 hours a day, six days a week, receiving pay of less than $3 an hour, according to the complaint. "Adult care faci...Keep on reading: Adult care facility with mostly Filipino workers fined $7M for wage theft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Let it snow: Vampire Penguin brings a new type of frosty treat to Manila

MANILA, Philippines – When it comes to cold treats, all kinds are welcome in a tropical country like ours: classic Filipino halo-halo, your neighborhood dirty ice cream, the playground favorite that is iskrambol, and even foreign imports like Tiramisu-flavored soft serve, and, Korean Bingsu. Recently, there’s a new chilly dessert ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

K-pop superstars’ home agency almost caught fire in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea — A massive fire erupted in the neighborhood of Mapo-gu in Seoul, almost reaching one of Korea’s biggest entertainment agencies, YG Entert.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

A Philippines grandmother fought to get a toxic coal stockpile out of her neighborhood. Three bullets stopped her.

Gloria Capitan at a climate march in Manila in November 2015. Capitan was in a small karaoke bar with her 8-year-old grandson when two men on a motorcycle pulled up and shot and killed her…. Source link link: A Philippines grandmother fought to get a toxic coal stockpile out of her neighborhood. Three bullets stopped her......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Chicago murder rate declines but still alarmingly high

CHICAGO -- After years away, Anthony Davis returned home to Chicago last year to take care of his elderly father. The predominantly African-American neighborhood on the city’s south side where the 51-year-old Davis grew up was unrecognizable. Abandoned homes dot the landscape and the once vibrant community had fallen prey….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Chicago murder rate declines but still alarmingly high

CHICAGO, United States – After years away, Anthony Davis returned home to Chicago last year to take care of his elderly father. The predominantly African-American neighborhood on the city's south side where the 51-year-old Davis grew up was unrecognizable. Abandoned homes dot the landscape and the once vibrant community ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Venezuela s opposition reinvents itself with soup kitchens

CARACAS — Miguel Castillo hurried up a narrow, dusty street in a poor neighborhood in Venezuela's capital city carrying a boy who clung to him as if his life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

How a secretive police squad racked up kills in govt’s anti-drug campaign

QUEZON CITY — The police who burst into Kathrina Polo’s house on a rainy night in August 2016, then shot her husband in the head and heart, spoke a language she recognized but didn’t understand: Visayan. It’s a common language in the southern Philippines. But in Ms. Polo’s poor neighborhood in Quezon City, hundreds of […] The post How a secretive police squad racked up kills in govt’s anti-drug campaign appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Venezuela opposition heads splintered into mayoral elections

CARACAS — Only a few residents came out to greet opposition candidate Yon Goicoechea as he campaigned on a narrow street in this poor hilltop neighborhood ou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Manila and more in ‘Manila Manila and More’

In Manila, the weather is hot and hotter. Edsa, a freeway symbolic of freedom, can also be a stretch of concrete where hopes and dreams are left to die in the gridlock traffic. Beside swanky villages are shanties and Jollyjeeps are in the middle of urbanized Makati. Manila is a city that contradicts itself. Raymond Ang sees it in vibrant colors of blue, yellow, green and orange. "Manila Manila and More" (2017, 146 pages, Made of Bricks under Summit Books) is a city guide "for tourists and tourists in their own country," edited by Raymond, with Manica Tiglao and Michelle Ayuyao. It's a practical and cultural checklist, a neighborhood and cuisine guide, with stories by loca...Keep on reading: Manila and more in ‘Manila Manila and More’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Inferno threat

LOS ANGELES -- An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, forcing more than 200,000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including mansions in the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood. Authorities issued a “purple” alert — never used before — because of the extreme danger including winds that could reach….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

LA’s Historic Filipinotown holds 12th Christmas parol parade

  LOS ANGELES -- Twenty-four days before Christmas, the 12th annual Christmas Parol Parade was held on December 1 in Historic Filipinotown.   The lantern parade featured 18 Christmas parols and vehicles led by event sponsors and Miss Philippines USA candidates. It started from Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Union Street and ended at the FACLA (Filipino American Community of Los Angeles) compound on Temple Street.   After the parade, performers serenaded the audience Filipino Christmas food was served by the sponsors, the Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council, Filipino Cultural Center, and Miss Philippines USA Organization. Cecil...Keep on reading: LA’s Historic Filipinotown holds 12th Christmas parol parade.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage

LOS ANGELES: An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, forcing more than 200,000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including mansions in the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood. Authorities issued a “purple” alert—never used before—because of the extreme danger including winds that could reach 80 miles an hour (128 kilometers an hour), severely limiting… link: Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage

An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, forcing more than 200,000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood dotted with mansions. Authorities issued a “purple” alert — never used before — because of the extreme danger with winds that could reach 80 miles an hour (128 kilometers an [...] The post Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage

LOS ANGELES, USA – An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, December 6, forcing more than 200,000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood dotted with mansions. Authorities issued a "purple" alert – never used before – because of the extreme danger with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

California fires force evacuation in exclusive L.A. area

Southern California wildfires raged into an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood on Wednesday, forcing evacuations, threatening multimillion-dollar homes and temporarily shutting a major highway. Source link link: California fires force evacuation in exclusive L.A. area.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

How to borrow logic from the animal kingdom

I LOVE feeding cats. Not the imported, good-looking kind, but the rugged pusakals (pusa sa kalye or street cats) variety that roam around our neighborhood. The moment they hear me opening the aluminium screen kitchen door, they all scamper to beg and wait for food scraps. They started out as kittens brought into this world [...] The post How to borrow logic from the animal kingdom appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it’s not cheap

At Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York's upscale Manhattan neighborhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin. And while a few swipes of a mobile app are all it takes to fill your electronic wallet, the novelty, for now, comes at a hefty cost. Melt is one of several small stores in America's biggest city now accepting the bitcoins, hailed by some as the future of currency. Investors' interest has been piqued by the virtual currency's surging value while industry insiders see it as an alternative instrument for consumers who want to shop online but don't have access to traditional instruments like a credit card. It has eve...Keep on reading: Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it’s not cheap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Shootout or rubout? Doubts hound police killing in Caloocan

A Caloocan City police official shot to death a man who allegedly tried to elude arrest for going around half-naked in their neighborhood Friday night.   Chief Insp. Narciso Cajipe Jr., commander of Caloocan Police Community Precinct (PCP) 6, said Mario Balagtas, 32, engaged him in a shootout. However, neighbors of Balagtas said they heard him begging for his life before he was shot dead.   Balagtas died of gunshot wounds in the chest.   At about 10:30 p.m., PCP 6 membersled by Cajipe conducted an "Oplan Galugad" operationin Barangay 178 to arrestresidents drinking or goingshirtless in public orviolating thecurfew.   As they were about to a...Keep on reading: Shootout or rubout? Doubts hound police killing in Caloocan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017