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EPA-Lisa GarciaWashington, D.C. — Earthjustice tiene el honor de dar la bienvenida a Lisa García, anterior Asociada Asistente de Administración en la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) como la nueva Vicepresidente de Litigio del programa de Salud. Este es un puesto nuevo que se enfocará en dirigir a nuestra organización en el área de leyes del medioambiente dentro de nuestro vasto y creciente cuerpo de litigio en los temas de aire limpio, agua limpia, productos químicos tóxicos, pesticidas y problemas de justicia ambiental.

En este puesto representando a Earthjustice, García trazará un curso de litigio innovador y de alto impacto, enfocado en la protección de comunidades y familias dentro de la amplia gama de problemas de contaminación que enfrentan a diario. Decenas de miles de estadounidenses mueren cada año a causa de contaminación del aire; cientos de miles más terminan en las salas de emergencia de hospitales debido a ataques de asma y enfermedades respiratorias. Nuestras familias y comunidades son amenazadas actualmente por los excesos de agua contaminada proveniente de una gran cantidad de fuentes – como contaminación agrícola, aguas pluviales, residuos de minería, contaminación de fábricas, plaguicidas, desechos químicos, y el desarrollo industrial. El liderazgo de García ayudará a fortalecer y continuar el legado de Earthjustice, que siempre se ha enfocado en defender protecciones para las familias y comunidades afectadas.

“Earthjustice está encantado de que Lisa Garcia se une a nuestro equipo en la recién creada posición de Vicepresidente de Litigio para el programa de Salud,” comentó Trip Van Noppen, Presidente de Earthjustice. “Ella va a llevar la misión de Earthjustice para defender el derecho de toda persona a un medioambiente sano, que abarca mantener aire limpio, agua limpia, y deshacerse de desechos de productos químicos tóxicos, y programas de pesticidas químicos. Lisa tendrá sede en nuestra oficina de Washington D.C. y trabajará con el personal de toda nuestra organización.”

García tiene una larga e impresionante historia en su su marco jurídico, político y la su experiencia legislativa para promover justicia ambiental. Ella viene a Earthjustice de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA), donde, como persona nombrada por el presidente Obama, se desempeñó como Asociada Asistente de Administración para la Justicia Ambiental. En este puesto García trajo a luz los problemas de justicia ambiental dentro de los más altos niveles de la agencia. García comentó a Greenwire “Vamos todos a tomar responsabilidad y decir no a que solo una comunidad debe asumir la carga de algo que beneficia a otros” describiendo la idea de justicia ambiental, durante su puesto anterior.”Tengo electricidad – de una planta de energía, tengo mi basura recogida – que se va al área designada de tiradero o a la estación de transferencia de residuos ¿Cómo podemos colectivamente hacer que todos seamos responsables por igual?”

Ella ayudó a redactar y aplicar El Plan de EJ del 2014, estableciendo el camino de la EPA hacia la integración y el fortalecimiento de la justicia ambiental dentro de todos sus programas, actividades y decisiones. García también trabajó promoviendo importantes relaciones de trabajo con comunidades de bajos ingresos, tribales y minorías sobrecargadas, logrando vínculos firmes con ellos. Dirigió el grupo de trabajo Interinstitucional de Justicia Ambiental con otras agencias federales – incluyendo el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, el Departamento de Energía y el Departamento de Comercio – abordando algunos de los retos ambientales más persistentes del país.

Previo a su rol en la EPA, García se desempeñó como Abogada Principal de Justicia y Equidad Ambiental en el Departamento de conservación del Medio Ambiente de Nueva York. En ese cargo, desarrolló iniciativas de justicia ambiental dentro del estado para enfrentar críticos retos ambientales, y se desempeñó como co-presidente del grupo de trabajo Interinstitucional de Justicia Ambiental del Gobernador. García se trabajó como Secretaria de Justicia Auxiliar de la Procuraduría General del Estado de Nueva York, donde representó a varias agencias estatales en litigios ambientales y defendió el Programa de Limpieza de Terrenos Baldíos de Nueva York.

Durante décadas, Earthjustice ha trabajado en ámbitos regionales y nacionales para asegurar protecciones para mantener aire limpio, agua limpia, y deshacerse de desechos de productos químicos tóxicos. Nuestra lucha por comunidades saludables involucra fortalecer los estándares y las protecciones hacia su salud, junto con responsabilizar a aquellos que violen dichos estándares.

Contacto para los medios: Lisa Garcia puede dar entrevistas en inglés o español. Para solicitar entrevistas, favor de contactar a Liz Judge al tel: 415.217.2007 ó ljudge@earthjustice.org.

PaintersMinneapolis, MN – Rudy Villeda came to the US 10 years ago as a young man looking to build a new life. After years of working for little pay, he found the opportunity he needed through an apprenticeship with the Painters and Allied Trades.

And, as contractors in the Dakotas scramble for skilled workers to build the second wave of construction following the region’s oil boom, the Painters and other construction trade groups are looking for new recruits like Villeda.

The Painters are working with six other trade groups, calling themselves the Coalition of Construction Professionals, to hold open houses in a dozen towns across the Dakotas this spring. The goal: get young Dakotans to help build their state, and learn a trade in the process.

“These are exciting times for anybody undecided what they want to do with their life,” Don Mullin, Business Representative for the Painters. “We’re rapidly responding to try and meet all the tremendous opportunities offered in this region.”

Villeda, 31, first came to the US from Mexico 10 years ago. He lived in several states, going wherever he could find work in construction. His bosses often worked him 12 hours a day for little pay and no benefits. It wasn’t until three years ago that a friend of his, living in Minnesota, tipped him off to the Painters’ training program.

Now he’s living just outside Minneapolis, and in his third year of training, soon to graduate as a journeyman painter. Since he started the program, he’s helped to build nursing homes, hospitals, and new apartments.

The benefits of training-on-the-job have given Villeda and his family the financial stability he came to America to find.

“Since I’ve been here, I’ve been able to provide for my family,” said Villeda, a father of three. “When my children get sick, I have no problem taking them to the doctor because they’re insured.”

Looking back at his career decisions, Villeda said he’d recommend the program to anyone unsure of their next step.

“Here there is opportunity,” Villeda said.

For the Coalition, opportunity is what the campaign is all about.

“We’re determined to find motivated workers who are eager to learn a trade and start a new career,” said Business Manager Glen Johnson of Operating Engineers Local 49, a Coalition member. “This is a win-win for the industry, and for those interested workers, it’s a fabulous opportunity.”

“We’re hopeful our open houses will open the door into the middle class,” said Mullin.

The Coalition held its first of a series of open houses the last weekend in March in Williston and Minot. They will hold events in a dozen different towns over the months of April and May. This week-end the campaign makes stops in Dickinson and Bismarck.

NASA-study-collapseThe Global Climate Convergence says the US Supreme Court McCutcheon v. FEC decision allowing wealthy individuals to buy even more political power is a call to action for grassroots, progressive campaigners across all movements to unite and ‘out-organize’ the corporate elite.

The group has launched Call To Action – a video manifesto calling on movements for social, economic and environmental justice to come together for People, Planet and Peace over Profit. The Convergence starts with a wave of action this spring, from Earth Day to May Day (April 22nd – May 1st).

The Global Climate Convergence is an education and direct action campaign. It provides coordinated action and collaboration across fronts of struggle and diverse issues to harness the transformative power we already possess as a thousand separate movements.

Global Climate Convergence Call To Action ties together movements for labor, immigrants’ rights, economic justice, indigenous rights, environmental justice, students’ rights, peace, democracy and more. By bringing together these groups on common ground, we are building a movement as big as the economic and ecological crises barreling down on us. The climate crisis, which threatens to unravel civilization as we know it by 2050, intensifies all of our struggles and creates new urgency for collaboration and unified action.

The Convergence movement brings together grassroots activists with seasoned campaigners for justice to press for an emergency Global Green New Deal, a broad set of solutions to pressing social, economic and environmental problems. These solutions – summarized by the slogan “People, Planet and Peace over Profit” – reflect the values and priorities held by a majority of people in the United States and across the globe.

By bringing together diverse justice movements and communities for Earth Day to May Day 2014 and beyond, the Convergence aims to demonstrate the broad public support that already exists for transformational change.

Easter 2012 016_6x4 (1)Milwaukee, WI (March 26, 2014) – Children are invited to dash for candy-filled eggs at Easter Egg- Citement, Saturday, April 7,  at 10 a.m. at Kosciuszko Community Center, 2201 S. 7 St. The egg hunt is limited to the first 75 children who have purchased tickets.

Activities for families are designed for children age 12 and under and include a photo with the Easter Bunny. Light refreshments will be served. Because the egg hunt takes place outside, parents are reminded to dress their children for the weather. The program goes on rain or shine.

Everyone attending Easter Egg-Citement must have a ticket. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $3 per person. For tickets or for more information, call Kosciuszko Community Center  at (414) 645-4624.

Several of the Parks’ friends groups will also be presenting egg hunts: April 12, North Point Lighthouse

Friends, Egg Hunt at the Lighthouse, northpointlighthouse.org; April 19, Jackson Park Community

Association, jacksonpark.us; April 20, Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Easter Family Event,

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coop60pEl Banco Gubernamental de Fomento (BGF) someterá una propuesta este jueves a unas 24 cooperativas, cuyos pagos como bonistas están próximos a vencer, para que reinviertan en los mismos títulos y le eviten un desembolso a la institución financiera del estado, que suman alrededor de $77 millones.

La reunión se llevará a cabo en las oficinas de la Corporación para la Supervisión y Seguro de Cooperativas (COSSEC) a las 10:00 de la mañana y “el llamado es a mantener los bonos en el gobierno”, confirmó Daniel Rodríguez Collazo, presidente ejecutivo de COSSEC.

La iniciativa del BGF es parte de sus estrategias para recuperar la liquidez del banco ante la precaria situación que enfrentan y que no se subsana completamente con la reciente emisión de $3,500 millones. Tal emisión se logró a rendimientos históricos tras la clasificación chatarra del crédito de los principales bonos del Estado Libre Asociado (ELA).

Entre los cooperativistas ha crecido la preocupación ante la pérdida no realizada –en libros- de $330 millones en el valor de sus inversiones en los bonos del gobierno de Puerto Rico, según estimados a diciembre de 2013.

“Había una preocupación sobre las inversiones, preocupación ante la liquidez del BGF, pero ya hubo reuniones y hay alternativas de reinversión de los bonos que vencen estos meses. Las cooperativas que quieran que se les paguen esos bonos hay la liquidez en el BGF para eso, se nos informó”, explicó Rodríguez Collazo.  Los bonos con vencimiento cercano suman unos $77 millones aproximadamente.

Se informó que la liquidez para el pago de esos vencimientos con las cooperativas ya estaban contados y no se asocian con el dinero levantado con la reciente emisión del BGF con los bonos de Obligaciones Generales (GO’s).

En gran medida, la pérdida en libros de las inversiones en los bonos del ELA, se había convertido en la tranquilla principal para que las cooperativas no pudieran pagar dividendos a sus asociados a partir del próximo mes cuando celebran sus asambleas anuales. Esto provocó un cambio en el proceso ordinario para contabilizar los porcentajes de pago a partir de las pérdidas reportadas y ahora cerca el 80% de las cooperativas podrán distribuir dividendos.

Rodríguez Collazo explicó que aun con el cambio, un 30% de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito no podían pagar dividendos y se modificó todavía más con la implementación de la llamada Regla de Carácter Temporal aplicable a la distribución de sobrantes.

“Ahora son bien pocas las que no podrán pagar. No es solo por la pérdida reportada en las inversiones, también porque tenían dificultades financieras”, explicó y confirmó que hay cuatro cooperativas en sindicatura debido a sus finanzas pero no estima que tengan que cerrar.  “Aquí se crea un sistema con buenas bases para el futuro y una reserva que antes no existía. Reserva de hasta un 75% para posibles pérdidas en las inversiones de acuerdo a la aportación de cada cooperativa”, agregó.

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Washington – A campaign finance scandal has ensnared a Hillary Clinton aide who court papers show secured illegal funding for a 2008 campaign operation, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Senior campaign advisor Minyon Moore was linked to a scheme to fund pro-Clinton operations in four states and Puerto Rico to the tune of $608,750 during Clinton’s tough campaign for the Democratic presidential primary, the daily reported, citing documents from US District Court in Washington.

US campaign finance laws impose limits on funding contributions to candidates and their operations, contributions which must be reported to federal authorities. The shadow get-out-the-vote campaign was off the books.

The revelations, potentially damaging to the former secretary of state who is mulling a second White House bid, came to light in statements by Washington businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who pleaded guilty Monday on corruption charges in a case largely relating to his role in the capital city’s 2010 mayoral race.

No evidence has shown that Clinton was aware of the efforts, prosecutors reportedly said. But Thompson told investigators Moore played a key role in the shadow campaign to boost Clinton’s standing with urban communities in states like Texas and North Carolina.

“In or about February 2008, Individual A asked Thompson to fund street teams that would be paid to assist Presidential Campaign 1 during upcoming primary elections,” according to the statement of offense.

Persons familiar with the case told the Post that Individual A referred to Moore and that Presidential Campaign 1 was Clinton’s.

Thompson said Moore arranged for the funding and fed internal campaign materials to Thompson, who would disseminate the strategic information to the street teams, the Post said.

Such action by Moore could have violated campaign finance laws, which bar representatives of a campaign from arranging for illegal contributions.

Moore has close ties with former president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, who narrowly lost her historic race for the Democratic nomination to President Barack Obama.

Moore is seen as potentially playing a significant role should Clinton decide to run again in 2016.

A spokesperson for Moore’s consulting firm, Dewey Square Group, told the paper that Moore has been “fully cooperating” with investigators.

Prosecuting Moore may prove difficult, though, as the five-year statute of limitations expired last year.

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2014_expologo_printers_horizMilwaukee – Governor Scott Walker attended the Wisconsin ProStart Invitational today, which is part of the Midwest Foodservice Expo.  The ProStart Invitational is a culinary and restaurant management competition in which students have an opportunity to display the skills they have learned to succeed in the hospitality and food service industry.   Governor Walker met with Wisconsin high school students and observed a culinary contest and business proposal competition.

“Perfecting the skills you need to excel in your chosen field is a recipe for real success,” Governor Walker said. “This program allows these talented students to get a head start in their careers with real world training, which will help fuel our state’s economy by taking foodservice to the next level.”

ProStart is a two-year program founded by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation which offers high school students real work experience. The program reaches more than 4,000 students in the state and almost 100,000 nationally. The curriculum includes lessons in all aspects of restaurant and food service operations. To gain certification, students must accumulate more than 400 mentor hours, pass two national exams, and demonstrate a mastery of culinary skills.

The three-day Midwest Food Exposition unites thousands of regional food and beverage professionals and offers food vendors, restauranteurs, and hospitality managers the opportunity to interact, network, and learn.

The success level of the food service industry benefits from a strong economy.  Governor Walker’s Blueprint for Prosperityfuels the state’s economy by putting more money back into the hands of the hard-working taxpayers – money that they can spend in their local communities.

Once passed, the Blueprint for Prosperity cuts property taxes by $406 million.  The typical homeowner will see an actual reduction of $100 dollars on their next property tax bill.  It also cuts income taxes by $98.6 million.  Savings for a typical family of four making $40,000, will be $58.

Working with a $911 million surplus, Governor Walker’s plan also adjusts withholding for state income taxes by $322.6 million.  This means, beginning next month, a typical family of four will see $57.90 more in their paychecks.

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Milwaukee – La Cámara Hispana de Comercio de Wisconsin (HCCW –por sus siglas en inglés-) llevó a cabo el pasado miércoles su almuerzo mensual con sus agremiados, actividad que se efectuó en el Café El Sol, en las instalaciones del Centro de la Comunidad Unida (UCC –también por sus siglas en inglés-).

De acuerdo con el presidente de la Cámara, Jorge Franco, “este tipo de eventos sirve más que nada para mantener un constante acercamiento con nuestros miembros, nos sirve para hablar del desarrollo de sus negocios y mantenerlos uniformemente con sus logros”.

Franco indicó que el almuerzo lo realizan cada segundo jueves de cada mes, de 11:00 A.M a 12:30 P.M. a donde los miembros asisten para exponer sus experiencias o si desean hablar acerca de algún problema que pudieran tener, o en su caso, aprovechar de conocer a los recién inscritos.

Actualmente existen un poco más de 500 afiliados a la Cámara Hispana de Comercio de Wisconsin, según su presidente y, que, de esa cantidad sólo asistieron unos 70 el miércoles, y eso se debe a que muchos tienen unos dos trabajadores nada más, como son micro empresarios, y por lo tanto tienen que estar allí pendientes de sus negocios, explicó.

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Los jefes de la revista VizTinmes, Dan Meyer y Steve Jagler, se convirtieron en prensa asociada de la HCCW, quienes fueron presentados ya como miembros activos de esta Cámara por el propio presidente de la referida asociación.

Posteriormente, Meyer hizo una exposición del contenido editorial de su rotativo, habló además de sus clientes que tienen como patrocinadores de la misma. La VizTimes es completamente en inglés.

El Spanish Journal entrevistó a algunos de los asociados de la Cámara Hispana de Comercio de Wisconsin, entre ellos a Lilian Patricia Alvarez Perdomo, propietaria de VA Cleaning Services, quien manifestó su complacencia de ser agremiada de esta entidad.

Indicó que “me siento muy bien de pertenecer a la Cámara de Comercio porque cuando inicié con mi negocio hace 10 años, recibí mucha asesoría de la Cámara, me ayudaron cómo sacar el permiso, a dónde había que ir, cómo reclutar a los trabajadores, incluso cómo llevar mis asuntos de contabilidad”.

La propietaria de VA Cleaning Services destacó la importancia de pertenecer a una asociación agremiada como es la HCCW; y, al requerirle su opinión acerca del nuevo presidente de la HCCW, Jorge Franco, quien sustituyó recientemente a María Cameron, indicó que “nos tocará a los agremiados aportar nuestro granito de arena para mantener la solidez de la Cámara”.

Por las mismas circunstancias, es decir, el poco tiempo que Franco tiene de haber asumido la presidencia de la HCCW, Alvarez Perdomo indicó que “no muy lo conozco, pero para eso sirven estos almuerzos para conocernos; sin embargo, a mí me da la impresión de ser una buena persona”, en referencia al presidente de la Cámara Hispana de Comercio de Wisconsin.

Franco aprovechó –al ser entrevistado por el Spanish Journal- invitar a los nuevos empresarios tanto de Milwaukee como de otras ciudades de Wisconsin para que se adhieran a la Cámara y, así, podrán recibir las asesorías técnicas de esta entidad.

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emailheader_artdesign_13_14University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Peck School of the Arts announced today its plans to develop Arts Education/Community Ecosystem (ArtsECO), a sustainable network of support for new and veteran teachers who are committed to teaching through art. ArtsECO will develop teachers as change-makers backed by a strong and sustainable community of arts organizations, non-profits and K-16 school partnerships. This program will recruit and develop thoughtfully engaged, social justice-oriented teachers and support them as they grow into inspired mentors who know how to leverage and share the rich assets of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.

The initiative will address three interrelated problems:

* The place of arts education in schools

* The standing of teacher education

* The cost of teacher education in a time of diminishing resources

From now through June 30, a Core Team from the Peck School of the Arts, the UWM School of Education, and representatives from key school and community partners will work to develop an implementation plan. Focus groups and interviews with pre-service, new- and veteran educators, school leaders, community organization representatives, and arts advocates from across the Milwaukee region will inform our planning to ensure that we best meet the needs of ArtsECO partners. This development project is made possible in part by a grant from Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

Over the course of this planning period, the Core Team will outline a vision and implementation plan for ArtsECO. The goals are to support teachers by building upon our existing network of partners to develop a strong and sustainable community of arts organizations, non-profits, and K-16 school partnerships. At the close of the initial planning period, we will submit a specific plan for implementation and our program will be considered for a longer-term implementation grant.

“Having the time and resources to thoroughly consider and research how we will develop this program is a tremendous opportunity,” says Peck School Associate Dean and ArtsECO project director Kim Cosier. “For decades, the Peck School of the Arts together with the UWM School of Education has worked with our school and community partners to prepare K-12 educators who teach in schools throughout the state and country. This grant will enable us to deepen our impact and if we are successful in obtaining an implementation grant for ArtsECO, we will be able to build an incredibly powerful ecosystem of support throughout the region for teachers and their students and the arts organizations who wish to help them. We are extremely honored that the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation has invited us to engage in this process.”

In addition to Cosier who will lead this project, ArtsECO core team members include Josie Osborne, Anabel deNavas Weeks, Laura Trafi-Prats, Raoul Deal, Rina Kundu, Nancy Mitchel, Christine Woywood from the Peck School; Associate Dean Hope Longwell-Grice and Karen Rigoni from the School of Education; Katie Loss, UWM art education alumna and Principal at Lloyd Barbee Montessori; Jacobo Lovo, art teacher at Bruce Guadalupe Middle School; Sue Pezanoski-Browne art teacher from la Escuela Fratney; and Sally Stanton, Executive Director of Redline. An outside program evaluation specialist is currently being selected for the project.

Many organizations in Milwaukee are also engaged in this early stage of the project, including Arts@ Large, Artists Working in Education, Lynden Sculpture Garden, John Michael Kohler Art Center, UWM’s Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership and Research, the United Community Center and Latino Arts. A Leadership Team is being assembled from across the region to advise us in our planning and we are eager to expand the network as we move forward.

For more information on ArtsECO and how to get involved, please contact Anabel deNavas Weeks, ArtsECO Planning Facilitator at adenavas@uwm.edu

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IMG_2333Por Miguel Ignacio Acabal

Milwaukee – La Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer y Gina’s Beauty Salón lanzaron el miércoles la “voz de auxilio” para integrar un equipo de voluntarios que trabajará con personas que padecen de cáncer.

Bajo el patrocinio del programa “Luzca Bien… Siéntase Mejor” los pacientes recibirán tratamiento de belleza para elevar sus autoestima que repercutirá positivamente en el aspecto psicológico; “Luzca Bien… Siéntase Mejor” ha sido diseñado para ayudar a mujeres a que se sientan mejor con su imagen, informaron Georgina Meléndez y Jesús Barbosa, de Gina’s Beauty Salón y la Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer, respectivamente.

“Luzca Bien… Siéntase Mejor” trabaja en colaboración entre la Fundación del Consejo de Productos del Cuidado Personal, la Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer, la Asociación Profesional de Belleza/Asociación Nacional de Cosmetología y ahora la integración de Gina’s Beauty Salón que conformarán el equipo que trabajará para embellecer a las personas con cáncer.

Entrevistado al respecto a la propietaria del citado salón de belleza, Georgina Meléndez, explicó que “se busca el apoyo y la participación de los profesionales de la estética, que tengan licencia para ejercer este oficio y mucha voluntad para ayudar a las víctimas de la ‘muerte silenciosa’ que, muchos, ya la están padeciendo y no lo saben”.

“Trabajar con ellos es muy gratificante porque sabes que te estás solidarizando con ellos”, enfatizó la estilista, tras agregar que “cuando te enteras de que te han diagnosticado cáncer, tu estado de ánimo y físico se afectan; y, cuando encuentras a alguien que coopera contigo aunque sea en mínima parte, tu autoestima se fortalece”, acotó.

Explicó que el trabajo de las personas que se registrarán para formar el equipo, consistirá en maquillar y recortar los cabellos de los pacientes, previo entrenamiento para contar con la capacidad de tratar con personas, ya en este caso, especiales.

Meléndez manifestó que su trabajo de voluntaria empezó desde el verano del año pasado, y desde entonces fue creciendo en ella el sentimiento de solidaridad con las víctimas que padecen dicho mal. Recordó incluso las experiencias vividas con algunas de ellas que perdieron la batalla contra esta “muerte silenciosa”.

Hizo la aclaración que este es un trabajo netamente de caridad, nada tiene que ver con el salón de su propiedad; la aclaración obedeció al hecho de evitar malas interpretaciones por ser propietaria de un negocio relacionado con la estética.

Incluso el tratamiento de belleza que se brindará a los pacientes no se realizará en el salón de su negocio, sino que será asignado por la Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer, indicó el Especialista en Programas Comunitarios, Jesús Barbosa.

Barbosa señaló por su parte, que a estas alturas de este reto cuenta ya con 99 voluntarios, entre latinos y anglosajones.

El Especialista en Programas Comunitarios explicó que trabajará en coordinación con la propietaria de Gina’s Beauty Salón y será él quien dará a conocer en su oportunidad el salón donde se llevará a cabo los tratamientos de belleza; los interesados tanto voluntarios como pacientes lo pueden llamar a los siguientes números telefónicos: (414) 226-1681 ó 1(800) 227-2345.

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Screen Shot 2014-01-20 at 11.49.51 AMOp-ed by Keli Goff
Last night’s Golden Globes may be considered a big night for the slavery epic 12 Years a Slave, which took home the award for best motion picture, drama. But it was not a big night for the film’s stars, director or frankly anyone else who happened to be black and in the room that evening.
Despite nominations in a number of major categories, black artists were shut out through the awards show. Making it particularly disappointing for many viewers is the fact that thanks to the box office and critical success of films like Lee Daniels’ The Butler and 12 Years a Slave, many were heralding 2013 as a banner year for black cinema.
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba were both nominated in the best actor category for their lead roles in 12 Years a Slave and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Lupita Nyong’o was nominated in the best supporting actress category for her role in 12 Years a Slave, and Barkhad Abdi was nominated in the best supporting actor category for his performance in Captain Phillips. Kerry Washington was nominated for
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her role as Olivia Pope in Scandal, while Don Cheadle was nominated for his role in the series House of Lies. Steve McQueen was nominated for best director for 12 Years a Slave, while John Ridley, who penned the film’s screenplay, also received a nomination.
The disappointment online was palpable. High-profile African Americans revealed their increasing displeasure on Twitter throughout the evening. MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid tweeted “@TheReidReport If the mark of a great film is that it demands that you never, ever forget it, 12 Years a Slave should have swept tonight. GoldenGlobes”
Following Lupita Nyong’o’s loss, PBS’s Gwen Ifill tweeted: “Wait. @Lupita_Nyongo was dissed?”
While the win of 12 Years a Slave is significant, one award out of 26 is ultimately not.
The concern about the lack of diversity among this year’s winners was not limited to African Americans in media. Rachel Sklar, a prominent writer and advocate for gender diversity in Silicon Valley, tweeted the following exchange with Alex Leo, who works for Newsweek: “@thelist @rachelsklar (returning from an ice cream run): “What’d I miss?” @AlexMLeo “Nothing. White men won some awards.”
Both women are white.
So if 12 Years a Slave ultimately won the night’s major award, is there a legitimate reason for critics of color, and others, to be concerned?
In a word: absolutely.
While many have argued that 2013 turned out to be one of the strongest years for leading men in recent memory, with a number of compelling best actor performances across the spectrum, there is not a self-respecting critic on the planet who would pretend that Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in American Hustle and Lupita Nyong’o’s performance were in the same league. And I say that as a Jennifer Lawrence fan. Had Nyong’o won last night it is possible that there would have been less overall disappointment with how the evening turned out. But her loss struck many—if not all—except perhaps Lawrence’s friends and family, as such an egregious snub that it set an uncomfortable tone for the rest of the night.
Furthermore, having seen both films (and being personally partial to crime capers) I must say that the fact that American Hustle is being positioned as on par with 12 Years a Slave is, to put it mildly, perplexing. One is moderately entertaining. The other is

Miss Universe 2005Caracas — Gunmen killed a former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner in front of their young daughter in an attack that shocked the crime-plagued nation, authorities said Tuesday.
Monica Spear, a 29-year-old soap opera star, and Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were killed in what appears to have been a botched robbery after their car broke down on a highway in northwestern Venezuela late Monday, police and prosecutors said.
Their daughter, five-year-old Maya Berry Spear, was wounded in the right leg but was stable after receiving medical treatment after a crime that put a harsh spotlight on Venezuela’s soaring homicide rate.
Five people have been detained and were interrogated in connection with the killings, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said after a televised meeting with President Nicolas Maduro, who vowed to use an “iron hand” to crack down on crime.
The family was driving on a highway when their car hit a blunt object that had been placed on the road, forcing them to pull over, said forensic police director Jose Gregorio Sierralta. There are suggestions that the object was deliberately placed there as part of a planned armed robbery.
Spear waved down a tow truck, which stopped to help on the road between Puerto Cabello and Valencia in the state of Carabobo, Sierralta said.
But as the two truck workers operated the crane, five armed men emerged on the road.
The truck’s operators fled to a police station about 1.5 kilometers (one mile) away while the mother, father and child locked themselves in their car in a desperate attempt to shield themselves from the killers.
But “the criminals fired multiple shots at the vehicle” before fleeing without stealing anything, Sierralta said.
Investigators impounded the couple’s car and took testimony from the two tow truck operators.
Spear, who was a quarter-finalist in the 2005 Miss Universe contest, appeared in the Miami-based Telemundo series “Pasion Prohibida” (“Forbidden Passion”) and “Flor Salvaje” (“Savage Flower”).
The dark-haired actress, who lived in Miami, was on holiday in her native Venezuela. She had posted videos of the countryside and herself horse riding on Instagram in the last couple of days.
Her husband was born in Britain but has Venezuelan citizenship.
“This is a massacre,” said Maduro, who vowed to curb the country’s runaway violence during his presidential campaign last year.
“This violence is a sickness that we have,” he said from the Miraflores presidential palace.
Maduro called some 100 mayors and governors to an urgent meeting on Wednesday to coordinate action against crime.
Venezuelans who work in movies, theater and TV called a rally for Wednesday in Caracas to denounce the oil-rich country’s epidemic of street violence.
Venezuela is deeply divided between supporters and critics of the late populist president Hugo Chavez and his successors. NGOs and the government give different figures on just how dangerous Venezuela is to live in. But Maduro made an appeal for this killing not to be used for political gain.
“I take my responsibility to the maximum,” the socialist leader said, warning the killers that “whoever wants to kill will see an iron hand.”
Venezuela has one of the world’s highest murder rates, with 79 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013, according to the non-profit Venezuelan Observatory of Violence.
The interior ministry, however, gave a lower murder rate of 39 homicides per 100,000.
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles, who refused to concede defeat to Maduro in presidential elections last year, reacted to the killings by calling on his rival to put aside “deep differences and unite against the lack of security, as one bloc.”
The beauty queen’s killing shocked fellow artists in Venezuela, a country which is passionate about soap operas and the Miss Universe contenders it regularly produces.
Actress Gaby Espino, who lives in Miami, said she would never return to her home country.
“This is the day-to-day life in our country. We have all left Venezuela, fleeing in fear, terrified because this is the reality of our country. And today it happened to Monica,” Espino told the Telemundo network.
“I love my country, but I won’t set another foot in Venezuela,” she said.
Venezuelan telenovela director Leonardo Padron said he was “absolutely saddened, horrified, speechless, over the murder of my dear Monica Spear! My God!”
Telemundo, a leading Spanish-language network in the United States, said in a statement that it was “deeply shocked and saddened by the horrible crime that hit our dear actress Monica Spear and her family.”
Jencarlos Canela, Spear’s American co-star and love interest in “Pasion Prohibida,” expressed grief on Twitter, writing: “I am speechless. I will miss you my friend @MonicaSpear.”
Addressing Spear’s daughter, he added: “My pretty, beautiful Maya, I love you. You are not alone!”

Screen Shot 2014-01-13 at 10.55.09 AMLos Angeles- El realizador mexicano Alfonso Cuarón, director de ‘Gravity’, mantuvo sólida su presencia en la temporada de premiaciones al ser postulado a Mejor Cineasta por el Sindicato de Directores de América.
Este día, el DGA (por sus siglas en inglés) reveló su lista de nominaciones a las direcciones más sobresalientes en la cinematografía durante 2013.
Junto con Cuarón fueron postulados Martin Scorsese (‘The wolf of Wall Street’), Steve McQueen (‘12 years a slave’), Paul Greengrass (‘Captain Phillips’) y David O. Russell
Sindicato de Directores nomina a Cuarón(‘American Hustle’).
Esta es la primera nominación que reciben en su carrera Cuarón y McQueen; la segunda de Russell, y la número 11 de Scorsese en sus trabajos en cine y televisión.
El ganador se conocerá en una ceremonia de gala a efectuarse el 25 de enero en el Century Plaza Hyatt Regency de Los Angeles.
Scorsese, quien obtuvo el premio DGA a la trayectoria en 2003, de sus nominaciones sólo ganó en 2006 por ‘The departed’ y en 2010 por Mejor Dirección en Serie Dramática de Televisión por ‘Boardwalk empire’.
De manera tradicional, el ganador del Premio DGA en sus 65 años de haber sido fundado ha ganado el Oscar a Mejor Director y en los últimos nueve años coincidieron, con excepción de 2003, cuando ‘Chicago’ fue en los DGA y ‘The pianist’, para el Oscar.

By Joe Conason

Spreading holiday cheer, a Western tradition for hundreds of years, no longer engages our so-called conservatives as the end of the year approaches. In fact, the innocent phrase “Happy Holidays” only serves to infuriate them. The new Yuletide ritual that excites the right is the “War on Christmas” – an annual opportunity to spread religious discord and community conflict, brought to us by those wonderful folks at Fox News.

Once started, wars tend to escalate and intensify — and the War on Christmas is no exception. The same right-wing Christian ideologues enraged by any multicultural or ecumenical celebration of the season — the people trying to transform “Merry Christmas” from a kind greeting into a mantra of hate — are now merrily inflicting additional misery on the nation’s downtrodden.

Just in time for the birthday of baby Jesus, they are

cutting food stamps and unemployment benefits. It’s all for the benefit of the poor.

Just ask John Tamny, the Forbes magazine columnist and Fox News personality. During a Dec. 17 appearance on The Daily Show, Tamnyendorsed the congressional decision to cut $5 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by declaring, “If I were in control, I would abolish SNAP altogether. I think food stamps are cruel.” Looking very well fed himself, he explained that if people were “literally starving,” they would be saved by a ”massive outpouring of charity.” That will happen, said Tamny, when “people have literally distended bellies where they’re getting almost nothing.”

He sounded oddly let down when he added, “We don’t hear about the poor in this country starving on the streets.” That probably won’t happen immediately, even with the scheduled cuts, but maybe we can look forward to such Dickensian scenes by next Christmas if Tamny and the Republicans get their wish.

As for the unemployed, food stamps are not the only source of succor that will soon be snatched from them and their Tiny Tims. The Republicans have insisted on a budget that discontinues emergency unemployment benefits beyond 73 weeks, which means that millions of families will soon stop receiving the minuscule payments – usually a few hundred dollars a month – that kept them from destitution.

According to Republican theory, as articulated by Senator Rand Paul, helping jobless workers and their families for longer than the 26 weeks ordinarily provided by most states is just as “cruel” as giving them food stamps. “If you extend it beyond that, you do a disservice to these workers,” the Kentucky Republican said recently. “When you allow people to be on unemployment insurance for 99 weeks, you’re causing them to become part of this perpetual unemployed group in our economy.”

Actually, the absence of work is what causes long-term unemployment – not the presence of unemployment benefits. But in North Carolina, the right-wing state government has applied Paul’s theory by cutting benefits drastically. The result, as Bloomberg’s Evan Soltas has shown, has been to drive more people out of the state’s labor force, which has shrunk sharply, rather than somehow forcing people to find nonexistent jobs. To receive benefits, after all, it is necessary to prove that you’re seeking a job.

Facts are not about to deter statesmen like Paul or philosophers like Tamny. The spirit of this holiday is supposed to stimulate charitable concern for everyone, including the very least among us. What we are seeing instead is a real war on Christmas – not a silly struggle over greeting slogans or public displays, but an aggressive drive to deprive those who have almost nothing of the little we provide as a society.

The true enemies of Christmas – and of Christian hope, as articulated in this season by Pope Francis – are those who pretend to befriend the poor by taking bread from their children’s mouths. Both the mean old Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge were saved from villainy before their stories ended. Our modern political misers, clothed in self-righteousness, have no such prospect of redemption.

Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 9.41.04 AMLa red social Facebook anunció hoy que el portal albergará desde esta semana videos publicitarios, cuya reproducción comenzará de forma instantánea aunque el sonido deberá ser activado por el usuario.

La empresa asegura que ha estudiado y probado esta iniciativa desde septiembre, bajo la opción de videos compartidos con la intención de que su visualización sea más sencilla.

Según la compañía, el resultado arrojó un aumento del 10 por ciento en el interés por ver, darle al botón “Me gusta”, compartir o comentar el material publicado.

“Esta semana vamos a empezar a probar este formato con anunciantes”, sostuvo la empresa desde su blog oficial. Los anuncios no aparecerán en todos los perfiles. “Las imágenes, los sonidos y los movimientos son, a menudo, componentes integrales de las grandes campañas de mercadotecnia, particularmente cuando las marcas quieren incrementar el nivel de conocimiento y atención en un periodo de tiempo escaso”, sostuvo el blog. “Este formato es ideal para aquellos que buscan un impacto a gran escala”, agregó.

La empresa explicó que se ha asociado con el estudio Summit Entertainment para promover una serie de videos relacionados con el próximo estreno del filme de fantasía “Divergent”.

“Algunos usuarios verán estos videos en su hilo de noticias tanto en la versión móvil como en la de su ordenador”, indicó la red social, quien añadió que todo aquel que no quiera prestar atención al material, sólo tiene que seguir deslizando la barra del hilo de noticias.

Si el video recibe un clic o se coloca para ver a pantalla completa, el sonido también se reproducirá. Al final del vídeo, se desplegará un carrusel con otras opciones de la misma empresa anunciante.

Facebook matizó que en los dispositivos móviles, siempre y cuando se emplee una red WiFi, los videos se descargarán previamente para que no se consuma el plan de datos del usuario.

Según el diario The Wall Street Journal, la siguiente tanda de anuncios podría llegar en febrero, con ocasión de la celebración de la Super Bowl, el gran evento del fútbol americano estadounidense.

New York, NY – As the holidays approach, unpleasant memories of last year’s office holiday party may still linger in many of our minds. Who can forget when Julian from accounting told the vice president of finance that he was bored with accounting, hated everyone in the department, and wanted to get into operations? (The VP certainly hasn’t forgotten.) And remember how awkward it felt when Sarah from marketing cornered you by the punch bowl and wouldn’t stop talking to you (loudly!) about the rumors surrounding a coworker’s recent absence? Or the discomfort you felt when you couldn’t recall Bill’s name as you attempted to introduce him to your boss?
If thoughts of this year’s party make you uneasy, says Geoffrey Tumlin, you’re not alone. For many, the office holiday party is an anxiety-provoking festival of faux pas, awkwardness, and other embarrassments. It’s the one party of the year that we can’t wait to end.
“Because of the awkward conversations, forgotten names, and a handful of inebriated coworkers, office holiday parties often create as much stress as they are supposed to relieve,” says Tumlin, author of the new book Stop Talking, Start Communicating: Counterintuitive Secrets to Success in Business and in Life (McGraw-Hill, August 2013, ISBN: 978-0-0718130-4-4, $20.00, www.tumlin.com).
“The reasons these parties are so stressful are simple. In many organizations, the company holiday party is one of the few times of the year—and possibly the only time—when large groups of employees get together socially. The unusual nature of the gathering—there’s often an audience, you’re moving from person to person, and you’re making much more small talk than usual—presents communication challenges that more routine workplace communication doesn’t.
“The key to successfully navigating the office holiday party is to play a defensive game,” asserts Tumlin. “Stop thinking about growing your network at the holiday party and start thinking about protecting the network you’ve already got in place by minimizing the chance of getting tangled up in awkward or embarrassing conversations.”
That’s where Stop Talking, Start Communicating comes in. Full of counterintuitive yet concrete advice, it draws on Tumlin’s considerable experience as a communication consultant to show readers how to avoid landmines at this year’s office holiday party and prevent career-damaging incidents around the holiday punchbowl.
Here, Tumlin shares five ways to avoid trouble at this year’s company holiday party.
Embargo the eggnog. The lubricating effect of alcohol is largely responsible for many holiday office party communication disasters. It was the cause of Matt’s disclosure of inappropriate office gossip during the party of 2010, for Jim complaining a bit too loudly about your boss back in 2011, and for Julian the accountant blabbing to the VP of finance that he wanted a more exciting career during last year’s party.“I hate to be a spoilsport, but nothing reduces office party incidents as effectively as steering clear of booze and the people who’ve had a bit too much of it,” says Tumlin. “One of the main reasons for verbal blunders at company holiday parties is that alcohol lowers our inhibitions, which erodes both our conversational restraint and our self-monitoring ability. Loose lips cause many verbal slips.”
But what if your boss is pressuring you to drink? “There’s no easy answer for a boss who’s encouraging you to drink,” notes Tumlin, “but you do have options. You can get a drink and nurse it, or get a drink and say you need to say hello to someone. Or you might say that you don’t feel like drinking, either because you don’t feel well, or simply because you just don’t want to drink on this occasion.
“Avoid the person who’s had too much to drink as much as you can,” he adds. “Communication is much more unpredictable when people have had a few drinks, and there’s much more downside than upside when inhibitions are loosened in a professional setting.”
Master the exit. The graceful exit is another highly effective office party strategy. “Timely exits are great office party tools,” Tumlin asserts. “Knowing how to extract yourself from awkward or embarrassing conversations minimizes trouble and shortens problematic interactions at the company party.”
You can tactfully break contact by excusing yourself to the food line, to the restroom, or by saying that you need to say hello to someone (your boss is often a good excuse). But if someone is causing a disruption that’s leaking out to other people, don’t worry about being tactful—just make a quick exit.
“Break contact with people who are disrupting the party ASAP,” says Tumlin. “Don’t worry about following social etiquette if someone has already thrown good manners to the wind. He’s already abandoned normal social behavior, so you don’t owe him the courtesy of a tactful exit.”
Invest five minutes in recalling names. No one likes to draw a blank on a name we should have known. Fortunately, you can avoid many uncomfortable moments by recalling, just before the party starts, names of people you expect to see. “The best way to increase the odds of remembering a name is to put it at the front of your mind before the interaction,” says Tumlin. “Take five minutes before the company party to think through the names of people who are likely to be there. It’s a simple but powerful way to decrease the number of times you blank on a name you should have known.
“If you end up stumped on a name at the party, ask early in the conversation for the name you can’t recall,” he adds. “Say something like ‘Please tell me your name again’ as soon as you realize that you’ve forgotten the name. The longer a conversation goes, the more awkward it becomes to ask for a name that isn’t on the tip of your tongue.” But what about the dreaded party introduction, when your spouse or a colleague is standing beside you and a third person—whose name you’ve unfortunately forgotten—is clearly expecting an introduction? Don’t sweat it, says Tumlin. There’s an easy solution to this common dilemma….
Partner up smartly. You can eliminate the dreaded party introduction—and a number of other awkward incidents—by establishing a few conversational moves with your spouse or with a partner before the holiday party.
“Develop a plan with your spouse or with the coworker you’re attending the party with to automatically introduce themselves whenever you hesitate for a moment upon encountering someone new,” advises Tumlin. “This will trigger a reciprocal introduction and, crucially, will produce the name you can’t recall. Once you have the name, you can always follow up with an apology for not introducing the other person if you like. For example, you might say, ‘I’m sorry, Jim, I should have introduced you two,’ or, ‘My apologies, I thought you knew each other.’
“A good partner can also get you out of all kinds of company party jams,” he adds. “Your spouse or your party partner can be the person who asks for both of you to be excused from an awkward or a dwindling conversation by suggesting that you head to the food or drink line, or by asking for you to introduce him or her to your boss,” says Tumlin. “Use a partner at the holiday party to give you the reasonable external excuses you need to tactfully get out of conversations, and let your partner help you move along if you’ve lingered too long in one discussion.”

La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) de los Estados Unidos aprobó hoy las primeras versiones genéricas de Cymbalta (capsulas de duloxetina de liberación prolongada), una medicina por receta que se usa para tratar la depresión y otros padecimiento.
Las farmacéuticas Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Lupin Ltd., Sun Pharma Global FZE, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, y Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. recibieron la aprobación de la FDA para comercializar duloxetina en varias concentraciones.
“Los profesionales de la salud y los consumidores pueden estar seguros de que estos medicamentos genéricos aprobados por la FDA han satisfecho nuestras rigurosas normas”, señaló la Dra. Kathleen Uhl, directora interina de la Oficina de Medicamentos Genéricos del Centro de Evaluación e Investigación de Medicamentos de la FDA. “Los medicamentos genéricos ofrecen un mayor acceso a la atención médica para muchas personas”.
La depresión se caracteriza por sínto que interfieren con la capacidad de una persona para trabajar, dormir, estudiar, comer y disfrutar actividades antes placenteras. Los episodios de depresión a menudo se repiten a todo lo largo de la vida de una persona. Entre los indicios y los síntomas de la depresión se cuentan: un estado de ánimo deprimido, desinterés por las actividades cotidianas, variaciones significativas en el peso o el apetito, insomnio o somnolencia excesiva (hipersomnia), inquietud/caminar de un lado para otro (agitación psicomotriz), mayor fatiga, sentimientos de culpa o de que uno no vale nada, lentitud para pensar o problemas de concentración, e intentos o pensamientos de suicidio.
La duloxetina y otros fármacos antidepresivos tienen un recuadro con una advertencia que describe el aumento en el riesgo de experimentar pensamientos y comportamientos suicidas durante el tratamiento inicial de niños, adolescentes, y jóvenes adultos de entre 18 y 24 años de edad. La advertencia también señala que los datos no muestran este aumento en el riesgo para aquellos mayores de 24 años y que los pacientes de más de 65 que toman antidepresivos tienen un menor riesgo de experimentarlos.
La advertencia indica que la depresión y otros trastornos psiquiátricos graves son, en sí, las causas más importantes del suicidio, y que es necesario supervisar de cerca a los pacientes que empiezan a recibir esta clase de medicación. La duloxetina debe dispensarse con una guía médica para el paciente describiendo información importante sobre los usos y riesgos del fármaco.
Las reacciones adversas comunes de las que han informado quienes toman Cymbalta incluyen náuseas, boca seca, somnolencia, fatiga, reducción del apetito, aumento de la sudoración y mareos.
Los medicamentos genéricos por receta aprobados por la FDA tienen la misma alta calidad y potencia que los de marca reconocida. Los centros de producción y empaque de medicamentos genéricos por receta deben pasar las mismas normas de calidad que los de marca reconocida.
Información sobre la disponibilidad de la duloxetina genérica puede obtenerse preguntando a los fabricantes.

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 11.23.54 AMMILWAUKEE—Facing criminal charge of one count of hit-and-run, resulting in death, 24-year-old Thomas Walker of Milwaukee, sat in court this week contemplating the charge and thinking about the life he is charged with taking in that crash that occurred near S. 6th Street at W. Hayes on Wednesday evening, November 27th. An 18-month-old girl died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
Thomas Walker also faces one count of knowingly operating a vehicle while suspended and one count of hit-and-run, injury. Walker is accused of driving the rental truck that struck 21-year-old Cheyenne Jackson and 18-month-old Erieanna Matousek. Walker is accused of fleeing the scene after the crash.
Police say the toddler was in her mother’s arms at the time of the accident. The two were walking westbound across S. 6th Street in a crosswalk when a rental truck turned southbound onto S. 6th Street from Hayes, striking the mother and child. Milwaukee police found Walker in the crawl space of a home on Milwaukee’s north side late Thursday evening, November 28th.
According to the criminal complaint, Walker told police he was unaware that he hit anyone, claiming he didn’t hear or feel anything collide with the rental truck — even though a man who followed him told him he had caused an accident.
Walker was in court on Tuesday, December 3rd, where he was tearful throughout the proceeding.
Brad Matousek, Erieanna’s father was in court on Tuesday.
“Just wanted to come in and see what he’s gonna get man. Hopefully he gets what he gets,” Matousek said.