Declaración del obispo primado Michael Curry en apoyo de la campaña…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [25 de agosto de 2016] Michael Curry, obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, ha emitido la siguiente declaración en apoyo de la campaña del pueblo de la reserva sioux de Roca Enhiesta [Standing Rock].“El agua es un don del creador, respétenla y protéjanla”. Me conmovieron profundamente estas palabras impresas en el cártel que sostenía una persona, en medio de centenares de otras personas para proteger el río Misurí. En la Iglesia Episcopal, cuando bautizamos a un nuevo seguidor de Jesucristo, rezamos estas palabras sobre el agua del bautismo: “Te damos gracias, Padre Todopoderoso, por el don del agua”. Luego recordamos cómo Dios usó el agua para bendecir a su pueblo en la Biblia, desde el relato de la creación en el Génesis, pasando por la emancipación de los esclavos hebreos en el Éxodo, hasta el bautismo del Señor Jesús en el río Jordán. En verdad, “el agua es un don del Creador”. Para conservarla y protegerla hay que “salvaguardar la creación de Dios” y por tanto proteger la vida humana y otras formas de vida creadas por el Dios Todopoderoso. Esa labor justifica nuestro pleno y piadoso apoyo.El pueblo de la reserva siux de Roca Enhiesta, en solidaridad con cientos de otras naciones indígenas y sus aliados, nos llama una vez más a respetar y proteger este sagrado don de Dios, y al hacerlo respetamos y protegemos el don de la vida humana dado por Dios. Al protestar por la construcción del llamado Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas [Dakota Access Pipeline], reconocen el don del agua para todos nosotros, un don dado a nosotros por nuestro Creador. Los sioux nos recuerdan que “mni wiconi”,  es decir, que “el agua es la vida”. Este recurso dado por Dios corre a través de nuestros majestuosos ríos y nuestras venas humanas, esforzándose por renovar y revitalizar a toda la creación.Somos llamados a hacer nuestra parte al instar a los legisladores a que reconozcan y respeten los esfuerzos para proteger el agua sagrada y los cementerios [indígenas] amenazados por el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas. El oleoducto, si llega a terminarse, se extendería a lo largo de más de 2.000 kilómetros y transportaría diariamente 540.000 barriles de petróleo crudo a través de los cementerios de Dakota del Norte. Una ruptura de su infraestructura podría causar indecibles estragos a los sioux y contaminar catastróficamente el río Misurí, un tributario sagrado del que el pueblo sioux depende para su consumo diario de agua.Estoy con el pueblo de Roca Enhiesta en su empeño de respetar y proteger el río Misurí. Sabemos que el derecho al agua potable es un derecho humano reconocido internacionalmente y que con demasiada frecuencia las comunidades indígenas, otros pueblos de color y nuestras comunidades más vulnerables a través del mundo son las que corren mayor peligro de perder el acceso al agua potable. Al tiempo que nos solidarizamos con el pueblo de Roca Enhiesta, también reconocemos que su posición es la misma que nos une en la lucha en pro de la justicia y la reconciliación raciales en un clima de justicia y cuidado para la creación de Dios como una cuestión de mayordomía.Esta posición de hombres, mujeres y niños es también un momento importante de la vida del pueblo indígena. Los empeños del pueblo sioux para proteger el río Misurí y sus sagrados cementerios amenazados por el oleoducto son ciertamente históricos. Los líderes de Roca Enhiesta apuntan que han pasado más de 140 años desde que se hiciera un llamado unificado en pro de la justicia y del respeto. La Iglesia Episcopal tiene una larga trayectoria  de abogar porque el gobierno, las corporaciones y otros actores sociales respeten los derechos de los pueblos nativos reconocidos por los tratados. Al solidarizarnos con nuestros hermanos y hermanas sioux, continuamos hoy este legado.El pueblo de la reserva sioux de Roca Enhiesta nos llama ahora a solidarizarnos con los pueblos nativos, no sólo en beneficio suyo, sino por el bien de la creación de Dios, por el bien de toda la familia humana, y por los niños y las generaciones de niños que aún no han nacido. El legendario jefe sioux Toro Sentado nos recuerda: “Juntemos nuestras mentes y veamos la vida que podemos hacer para [beneficio de] nuestros hijos”. Hay una urgente necesidad de este llamado.De manera que, si bien no podemos estar todos hoy, físicamente, en el Campo de las Piedras Sagradas, sostengamos, tanto con palabras como en la oración silenciosa, las aspiraciones del pueblo sioux e instemos a los legisladores a proteger y administrar responsablemente nuestra agua, el don sagrado de Dios que nos sostiene a todos.The Most Rev. Michael B. 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Florida Dept of Health, Orange Co. urges precautions while enjoying pools…

first_img Please enter your name here COVID-19, pool chemicals, and the risk of Naegleria fowleri info here by the Florida Dept. of HealthFrom the Florida Department of Health in Orange County NewsroomSummer is right around the corner, and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County reminds families to be safe when enjoying fresh water activities, especially the week before Memorial Day, which is recognized as Healthy and Safe Swimming Week (May 18 – 24, 2020).Remember, everyone plays a role in preventing injuries, drownings, and illnesses caused by germs in the water.What about COVID-19 and water?According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the water used in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds. Proper operation and disinfection of pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds should kill the virus that causes COVID-19. It is encouraged to limit close contact with people outside your home in public spaces, both in and out of the water.Preventing disease outbreaksChemicals like chlorine are added to pool water to kill germs and stop them from spreading, helping to keep swimmers healthy. However, mishandling pool chemicals can cause injuries. Operators of public pools, hot tubs/spas, or water playgrounds and owners of residential pools or hot tubs/spas can take steps to prevent pool chemicals injuries, such as reading and following directions on product labels of pool chemicals before using them. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/index.html.Naegleria fowleriTake precautions when enjoying fresh water activities locally or when traveling abroad, especially swimming in warm freshwater lakes, hot springs, rivers, creeks and ponds to avoid Naegleria fowleri. It’s a naturally occurring amoeba that can be found in any body of fresh water and in poorly maintained swimming pools and hot tubs. The amoeba is not found in salt water.The amoeba can cause an infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Almost always fatal, the amoeba travels up the nose to the brain and spinal cord. This generally happens during activities such as swimming, diving, waterskiing or wakeboarding.Infections usually occur when it is hot for prolonged periods of time, which results in higher water temperatures and lower water levels.Although infections are rare, most prove to be fatal. Seek medical care immediately if you develop a sudden onset of fever, headache, stiff neck, and vomiting especially if you have been in warm fresh water within the previous 2 weeks.People should always assume there is a low level of risk for infection whenever entering warm fresh water.Below are some tips to help reduce your risk of infection:Avoid water-related activities in bodies of warm freshwater, hot springs, and thermally-polluted water such as water around power plants;Avoid water-related activities in warm freshwater during periods of high water temperature and low water levels;Keep your head out of the water, hold your nose shut or using nose clips when taking part in water-related activities in bodies of warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, or hot springs; andAvoid digging in or stirring up the sediment while taking part in water-related activities in shallow, warm freshwater areas.For information on the Naegleria fowleri amoeba, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/index.html.###About the Florida Department of HealthThe department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Please enter your comment! TAGSCOVID-19Florida Department of Health in Orange CountyFresh Water ActivitiesMemorial Day WeekendNaegleria fowleriPool Chemicals Previous articlePence told without rapid reopening, ‘it’s all over’ for Orlando’s hotel, tourist industryNext articleOrange County receives $243 Million Federal CARES Act relief; percentage going to small businesses, individuals, other needs Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Wekiva Springs State Park, photo by Central Florida Sierra Clublast_img read more

Two journalists get prison sentences over criticism of president

first_img December 1, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Chad News Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid to go further July 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists get prison sentences over criticism of president November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the “disproportionate” sentences of three years in prison for Garondé Djarma and three months in prison for Samory Ngaradoumbé handed down yesterday by a court in N’Djamena for “libel” and “incitement to hate” in reports about presidential policies. They were also ordered to pay heavy fines.”It is absolutely unacceptable that journalists should get prison sentences just for writing articles criticising President Idriss Déby’s policies,” the organisation said, adding that it also deplored the fact that the two men were initially imprisoned, then released on 5 July, and finally convicted and re-imprisoned all on the same charges. October 7, 2020 Find out more News Reports Receive email alerts RSF_en ChadAfrica Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the “disproportionate” sentences of three years in prison for Garondé Djarma and three months in prison for Samory Ngaradoumbé handed down yesterday by a court in N’Djamena for “libel” and “incitement to hate” in reports about presidential policies. They were also ordered to pay heavy fines.”It is absolutely unacceptable that journalists should get prison sentences just for writing articles criticising President Idriss Déby’s policies,” the organisation said, adding that it also deplored the fact that the two men were initially imprisoned, then released on 5 July, and finally convicted and re-imprisoned all on the same charges.Michael Didama of the newspaper Le Temps also appeared yesterday in court where the state prosecutor requested an 18-month prison sentence against him. Didama was arrested on 22 June and then released on 12 July.A freelance journalist, Djarma was convicted for an article he wrote for L’Observateur criticising a 6 June referendum on a constitutional amendment that allows the president to seek a third term. Ngaradoumbé, who is editorial coordinator at L’Observateur, was convicted for publishing an open letter to the president criticising the arrests of members of the Kreda community. Their lawyer, Bernard Padaré, said he will appeal.A number of Chadian human rights and press freedom groups have voiced concern about “pressure put by the government on the judges in charge of the case with the aim of obtaining prison sentences.” ChadAfrica Newslast_img read more