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Hasta ahora, esos empeños parecen haber tenido inmenso éxito en tanto se acerca la fecha límite del 15 de diciembre.“Esto ha sido divertido. Ha sido la historia del subestimado”, le dijo Ariel Miller, episcopal de Cincinnati, Ohio, a Episcopal News Service. Ella ha trabajado a nivel de base para propagar la noticia en las redes sociales e invitar a los medios de prensa a que cubran el período de inscripción. “Estamos tratando de que la gente cobre conciencia de que todos los recursos siguen estando allí”.La Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal ha alentado a diócesis y congregaciones a ayudar a promover el período de inscripción siempre que puedan. Con frecuencia esa promoción ha significado simplemente la distribución de información clave acerca del proceso. La Diócesis de Ohio Sur invitó a Miller, ex directora ejecutiva de Servicios Episcopales Comunitarios, a escribir un artículo para el boletín digital diocesano.El 2 de diciembre, de 8 A.M. a 4 P.M., la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s Episcopal Church] en Sylva, Carolina del Norte, servirá de anfitrión a Ayuda Legal de Carolina del Norte [Legal Aid of North Carolina], una agrupación que ofrece orientación a los residentes del estado que andan buscando adquirir un seguro de salud en el mercado federal.“Estaba contenta de abrir la iglesia para algo como esto”, dijo la Rda. Pattie Curtis, rectora de San Juan. “Creo que las personas deben tener acceso a una atención médica asequible”.La Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales, aunque no participa en el proceso de inscripción, tiene enlaces en su cibersitio con recursos que pueden ayudar a las personas que buscan inscribirse en un seguro de salud o los que quieren ayudar a correr la voz.La oficina también ha abogado en Washington, D.C., a favor de políticas que cumplirían múltiples resoluciones de la Convención General que reclaman atención sanitaria universal o pasos en esa dirección, de manera más notable en una serie de resoluciones aprobadas en 2009. Una de las resoluciones citaba “el mensaje del Evangelio de preocupación por los demás que se extiende a interés por su salud física así como por su bienestar espiritual”.Ese mensaje ha inspirado la obra de Miller en Ohio.“Creo que Jesús dedicó una enorme cantidad de tiempo a escuchar y a responder a personas que estaban enfermas y a ayudarles a vencer su enfermedad”, dijo ella.Sara Lilja, directora del Ministerio de Defensa Social Luterano Episcopal de New Jersey, ve semejante inspiración para su labor de la agencia en ayudar a las personas a tomar un seguro de salud conforme a la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible.“Jesús una y otra vez en el texto [sagrado] promueve la salud y busca que todos los hijos de Dios estén bien tanto física como espiritualmente”, dijo Lilja.Su agencia, una asociación de la dos diócesis episcopales del estado y del sínodo de Nueva Jersey de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América, ha buscado  conectar a más personas con la cobertura del seguro durante el período federal de inscripción proporcionando información directamente a clérigos que atienden a grupos más propensos a tener dificultades en obtener cobertura o llevar a cabo el proceso por vía electrónica, tales como ancianos, pobres e inmigrantes.La agencia también envía semanalmente un boletín digital a sus suscriptores que asocia las lecturas litúrgicas de cada domingo a los acontecimientos actuales y cuestiones de política. La atención sanitaria ha sido un tema importante desde que comenzó la inscripción federal el 1 de noviembre, especialmente teniendo en cuenta las reducciones federales y estatales a la promoción y la ayuda a la inscripción.“Estamos intentando llenar los agujeros con nuestros asociados de la comunidad y organizaciones fiables en el estado”, dijo Lilja. “Es un asunto absolutamente espiritual, es un problema de fe y es también un problema de política pública. Y en definitiva, es un problema económico”.La fecha límite de inscripción en HealthCare.Gov es el 15 de diciembre. Foto ilustración de ENS.Cerca de 800.000 personas se inscribieron para obtener seguro de salud en HealthCare.gov en la semana que terminó el 18 de noviembre, aumentando el total acumulativo a casi 2,3 millones, según la actualización semanal más reciente de los Centros[federales] para los Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid.Las inscripciones en estas primeras semanas han sobrepasado los resultados vistos en los últimos años hasta este punto. Queda por ver si el período de inscripción más corto tendrá un efecto negativo en el último total, y hay otras amenazas a la sostenibilidad del mercado federal, tal como la pérdida de algunos proveedores de salud. Pero los partidarios de la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible dicen que la masiva respuesta a la inscripción dista de los terribles pronósticos del presidente Donald Trump y de los republicanos en el Congreso.“Es el mayor comienzo que jamás haya habido a una inscripción abierta”, dijo Lori Lodes, ex funcionaria del gobierno de Obama,  al New York Times luego de que se dieran a conocer los totales de la primera semana. Lodes es fundadora de Get America Covered, una institución sin fines de lucro que ayuda a propagar información sobre opciones de seguros de salud.“Muestra que la gente quiere obtener un seguro de salud y que lo valora”.HealthCare.gov es el sitio para inscribirse en los 39 estados que optaron por establecer su propio mercado de seguros. El año pasado, 9,2 millones se inscribieron a través del mercado federal durante un período de inscripción que duró hasta fines de enero.Este año, Florida tenía el mayor número de inscripciones hasta el 18 de noviembre, con casi 500.000, seguido por Texas con 272.000.Texas está clasificado como el último [estado] del país en el acceso a la atención sanitaria, dijo Brian Sasser de la Fundación Episcopal de la Salud, de manera que el número de los inscritos allí son motivo de esperanza.“Esa es la manera más fácil que la gente tiene ahora de conseguir un seguro de salud, y creemos que el acceso a la atención médica es una razón fundamental por la que muchas personas no tienen atención médica preventiva ni el cuidado que necesitan”, dijo Sasser, director de comunicaciones de la fundación con sede en Houston, la cual sirve a la Diócesis de Texas. “Si das acceso a la atención sanitaria, eso hace a una comunidad más sana en general”.Este año, la fundación otorgó $92.000 a un grupo llamado Jóvenes Invencibles para ayudar a promover el período de inscripción para jóvenes adultos en Texas.La fundación también realiza investigaciones sobre el problema de las personas sin seguro [de salud] en Texas y del impacto que ha tenido la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible en el aumento de la tasa de cobertura. Sasser dijo que el objetivo de la investigación es ayudar a mejorar el acceso al cuidado de la salud para todos los texanos: “¿Qué se logra con evitar que las personas tengan acceso a la atención sanitaria y qué podemos aprender de lo que sale bien y de lo que sale mal al aumentarlo?”– David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Pueden dirigirse a él a [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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David Beckham takes on new role for MLS franchise: Inter Miami

first_imgFebruary 27, 2020 /Sports News – National David Beckham takes on new role for MLS franchise: Inter Miami Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — David Beckham had an amazing career as a global soccer superstar and now he’s taking on another role, as team owner for the newest Major League Soccer franchise: Inter Miami. The 44-year-old soccer player sat down with ABC News correspondent Amy Robach for Good Morning America to talk about his new role, which he said was seven years in the making. “It’s been such a long journey,” Beckham said. “But one that I always — knew that was worth — worth the wait.” Beckham, who retired from professional football in May 2013, has embedded soccer into every aspect of his life for years personally and professionally.In 2005, he founded the David Beckham Academy football school, which operates in London and Los Angeles, and in 2007, joined the LA Galaxy, a soccer club in Carson, California, which gave the league a huge boost. Then, in 2014, he announced the launch of the MLS team based in Miami, Florida, but had a few bumps in the road to get it started.Over the years, Beckham’s impact on soccer in the U.S. has shaped the way the sport is perceived by many. “It meant so much when David joined the league,” MLS Commissioner, Don Garber, said. “He basically said to the world, ‘This league is on the rise, and America could be a soccer nation.’ Now, to have one of the great players in the world go from the field to the boardroom — imagine how cool the board meetings will be. Ultimately, it’s gonna be a great development for what our league is gonna be in the years to come. It’s gonna be fantastic.” Earlier this week, Beckham made a surprise visit to see Inter Miami and gushed over how proud he was of the team as its owner. “They look great. We’re very excited about the squad that we’ve put together. You know, there’s a lot of — diversity in there with the players that we’ve brought in, and a lot of young players. Players with — you know, a little bit of experience, but also that rawness of coming into a new franchise, coming into a new league,” he explained. “As an owner, I couldn’t be prouder of the players so far.” Family comes first for BeckhamBut while Beckham is the new owner of the Florida team, the team that comes first in his life is the one he shares with his wife, Victoria, of nearly 21 years. The two, who have four kids together (Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper), have proven over the years the strength of their relationship and balance each other out perfectly amidst all the business ventures and projects they each take part in.Beckham, who took a moment to talk about his love for his family, revealed that the secret to success, is his and his wife’s commitment to their family. “Our kids are the most important things to us,” said Beckham. “Yes, we have businesses, and multiple businesses that we are committed to. But our one thing is our commitment to our children. And that will always be the same.”Even though none of his kids have caught the soccer bug, the soccer star is most proud of how they’ve been able to pave their own way and find their own interests. “Their passions have taken them in different directions. So the one thing that I’m hugely proud about with my kids is they all have their own passions for the things that they love,” he said. “My oldest son, who’s 21 in March, he’s passionate about photography. My middle son, Romeo, you know, he’s passionate about tennis. Cruz, he loves to sing, he loves to dance, he likes to write music.” As for his youngest, Harper, who may be the one with the soccer genes in the family, Beckham said, “Harper’s Harper. Harper’s the boss. She could be the one that goes into the game.” Beckham remembers the late Kobe BryantBeckham, who spent years playing in LA, reminisced about what he would do during his downtime, which mostly involved sitting courtside at the Staples Center and cheering on the late Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers. Like so many, the news of Bryant’s death hit Beckham hard. Beckham described, “I was very lucky to live in L.A. at a time where — you know, the Lakers were winning everything. And I was lucky enough to sit courtside and just watch Kobe play, you know?” He went on to say that the main thing that he loved about Kobe was that he was a family man first, too.“The biggest thing that I admired about Kobe was not just his tenacious way of playing the game, but his love for his family, his love for his girls. And it’s all he ever talked about. You know, he talked about Vanessa, he talked about, you know, his kids, and how passionate they were, and that for me, hit me the hardest,” Beckham said. Earlier this week, Beckham shared a photo of Kobe and his daughter, Gianna on Instagram and wrote, “Daddy’s love.”With Inter Miami making its home debut against his former team, the LA Galaxy, next month, Beckham said that his family would be the main people he’ll be looking for first on the sidelines, who will be cheering him on. He’s also hoping to inspire his new team and get rid of any intimidation that they may feel with him as their new owner. “The one thing that I’d like to bring to this club is the experience that I’ve had from the great clubs that I’ve played over the years. So I hope they’re inspired,” he said. And while Beckham isn’t on the field as much anymore, he mentioned that he hasn’t completely shut the door on a comeback. “I’m 44 now. I think I’m a little bit past playing at the highest level. But who knows? You never know. Anything’s possible,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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President of Brazil comes to Harvard

first_imgHarvard University today signed a five-year agreement with the government of Brazil to eliminate financial barriers for talented Brazilian science students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies at Harvard.Under the fellowship agreement, funding provided by Brazil’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) will make it possible for 30 to 40 Brazilian doctoral students, 40 postdoctoral fellows, and a small number of undergraduates who are majoring in science or engineering areas to study at Harvard. Additionally, the agreement calls for Brazil to support up to 75 Brazilian medical students during a year of study at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Brazil also has agreed to provide support for up to 25 graduate students to spend a year at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), working under the direction of an SEAS faculty member.“Knowledge and talent know no national boundaries, and the most pressing challenges humanity faces must be considered in the broadest possible context, a context that is interdisciplinary, a context that is international,” Harvard President Drew Faust said. “With the signing of this agreement, the Brazilian government will be making a Harvard education in the fields of science and technology available to talented Brazilian students without regard to financial status, further strengthening the University’s ongoing efforts to increase access to education to the widest possible array of talent.”President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff (left) speaks with Harvard President Drew Faust during the signing ceremony at Loeb House. Glaucius Oliva (seated from left), Jorge I. Dominguez, and Jorge Almeida Guimarães sign the agreement.Harvard faculty and administrators from across the University with ties to Brazil, including representatives from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, gathered in Loeb House for the official signing.Guests enjoyed iced tea, lemonade, and a selection of pastries and cakes before Faust escorted Brazil President Dilma Rousseff into the room. Among the guests were HSPH Dean Julio Frenk and SEAS Dean Cherry Murray, as well as several diplomats and members of Rousseff’s cabinet, including Brazil’s ministers of education and of science, technology, and innovation.During the event, Rousseff thanked Faust and through a translator called Harvard, “one of the world’s most distinguished research and education institutions.”“We intend to build permanent, consistent ties between [Brazil] and Harvard,” said Rousseff, indicating that she hoped the agreement would be followed by other initiatives.Harvard Vice Provost for International Affairs Jorge I. Dominguez, Glaucius Oliva of Brazil’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, and Jorge Almeida Guimarães from the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education signed the agreement as Faust and Rousseff looked on.The signing hearkened back, Rousseff said, to the visit of Emperor of Brazil Dom Pedro II to Harvard in 1876. He had the foresight to realize then that educational ties between the country and the University “should know no boundaries.” And today, she said, Harvard and Brazil could look forward to a “joint future.”“In my capacity as president of Brazil I am here because we want to build our joint future.”In acknowledgement of Pedro’s historic visit, Faust presented Rousseff with a collection of documents from the Harvard Archives related to his trip including a copy of an article from a 1903 issue of the Harvard Graduates’ Magazine. In the story, then-Harvard President Charles W. Eliot called Pedro “the most assiduous visitor that I ever conducted through the University buildings, intelligently interested in a great variety of objects and ideas.”Meanwhile, the University and Brazil also announced a visiting professorship that would send Brazilian scholars to Harvard for one-year terms.Dominguez said, “The number of Brazilian students at Harvard has been rising over the past 20 years. There are at least two to three times as many now as there were in the 1990s, and I hope this agreement will consolidate that growth. This arrangement is extremely farsighted on the part of the Brazilian government.” Dominguez added, “It means the government is saying to its people that a Harvard education will be available to them without regard to family resources. That is a worthy goal the government of Brazil should be proud of.”The agreement specifies that the government of Brazil will establish a fund to pay the tuition and related expenses of the students, and that all the students will go through Harvard’s normal, highly competitive admissions process, and must meet the standards that apply to all applicants.The agreement is especially important in the case of doctoral candidates, because the training grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, which support American science Ph.D. candidates during their first two years of study, are only available to U.S. citizens. Under the agreement, Brazil will pay the costs for the first two years, and pay Harvard tuition for the remaining years of study, while Harvard will pick up other costs after the first two years, as it does for most U.S. students.In addition to the agreement with CNPq to support Brazilian science students, Harvard also has signed an agreement for a visiting professorship with the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES/MEC). Under the five-year agreement, CAPES/MEC will annually nominate a number of outstanding candidates, whom Harvard will then consider for a one-year visiting professorship.At the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum April 10, President Dilma Rousseff described her country’s remarkable economic progress over the last several decades and her administration’s work in moving Brazil even further toward economic prosperity. To read the full story.last_img read more

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