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- Our hospital is currently regularly delivers on average 4 births a day and treats on average 150-200 patients a day.
- Our Haitian Participation clinics (ran by Haitians, supplied by us) sees well over 300 patients a day.
- We treat all medical issues sending out only critical patients or those in need of surgery.
- Our Strike team (mobile medical services) sees over 300 people a day treating on average 200. We treat any thing from IV fluid and medication, major wound debreedment, to removal of casts and stitches. We often treat people who had care with in the first couple of weeks after the quake who have never followed up on any medical care.
- We are feeding several smaller camps and orphanages ranging from 300 to 4000. We have distriubted well over 40,000 lbs of rice and other food items thus far.
- Our camp currently houses 5 clinics (including ours), we are supplying 3 with medical supplies and equipment and
feeding all staff.
- We now have several child friendly spaces in addition to our school.
- Our doctors have treated more than 40,000 patients on everything from major trauma and communicative diseases to births
- We’ve delivered more than 100,000 pounds of medical supplies
- We currently serve approximately 2,000 meals a day to earthquake victims
- We’ve brought in and distributed approximately 4,000 water filters
- We’ve given local hospitals much needed equipment like an X-ray machine, ventilators, and ultrasound machines
- We’ve cut through bureaucracy and red tape to bring in large shipments of medicine, antibiotics and anesthetics, which are in short (but much needed) supply
- We built a temporary school and emotional trauma center for approximately 300 children and growing
- We’ve arranged for numerous critically ill children to be transported and receive treatment in the U.S.
- We’ve improved communications and are helping to conduct a census in the Club de Pétionville (Petionville Club) golf course area that has been converted into a tent city and now houses about 50,000 Haitian citizens
- We’ve been entirely self-sustainable
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- New York’s RttT application has some sentences only the most jargon literate can decipher.
- The point spread among RttT finalists is so close, it’ll all come down to states’ presentations.
- A new study finds numerous problems with the common standards movement.
- To raise money for Haiti, adults pledged money to P.S. 7 students for their “playathon.”
- A first-year teacher wonders how young teachers should go about distancing themselves from students.
- City Room’s Complaint Box admonishes those who display their brilliant acts of parenting too loudly.
- Emmy Partin writes: states that are finalists for RttT but don’t win could suffer in round two.
- Space-sharing at P.S. 198 and the Lower Lab school isn’t the crisis some say it is, a parent writes.
- The city wants to move one of Eva Moskowitz’s charter schools out of P.S. 123 and bring another one in.
- A member of the UFT caucus ICE says it may be an opposition group, but it approves of some things.
- Be sure to pick up the Sunday New York Times as Elizabeth Green’s story is on the cover.
- Adults surveyed about their experience with high school guidance gave counselors slow marks.
- And Joel Klein ran up the City Hall steps yesterday, right past people protesting his policies.
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2 Seattle detectives honored for work with children
Two tech workers sidelined in Web-cam case
The two people authorized to activate the software - Michael Perbix, a network technician, and Carol Cafiero, information systems coordinator - were put on paid leave last week while lawyers and technicians examine how the remote system was used, The Inquirer learned yesterday.
Lawyers for Cafiero and Perbix said their clients did nothing wrong. Perbix and Cafiero turned on the remote software only when a laptop was reported missing, they said - and administrators knew what they were doing.
"A phone call had to come from the high school to turn it on," said Charles Mandracchia, attorney for Cafiero. "And if it was turned on, it was turned on with the understanding that the computer was either lost or stolen."
Perbix's salary this year is $86,379. Cafiero, who supervises 16 technicians and administrative assistants, makes $105,569. Both have been with the Lower Merion district for 12 years, according to spokesman Douglas Young.
Their lawyers said the use of the software was no secret. On at least two occasions, the district turned over pictures and other information to Lower Merion police so they could help track stolen laptops.
The district even set up a secure Web site so the police could have access to pictures and other information, according to attorneys in the case.
"Quite honestly, the police knew about these devices," said Marc Neff, a lawyer representing Perbix. "They were not in the dark about the fact that these computers were being tracked."
Lower Merion Township Police Superintendent Michael J. McGrath did not return calls seeking comment.
The district's use of the software touched off a national furor when the parents of Harriton High School sophomore Blake Robbins, 15, filed a federal lawsuit on Feb. 16 saying that school officials used the remote-control software to invade his privacy.
An assistant principal later confronted Robbins because she thought a photo and screen image showed he might be dealing drugs, according to Mark Haltzman, the attorney who represents Blake and his parents, Michael and Holly Robbins.
The district says it turned on the camera in Robbins' computer because, since he had not paid a $55
The murder that galvanized Asian American activism
The answers came back:
"Um, from the riot, a long time ago?"
The correct answer: Vincent Chin was a 27-year-old Chinese American who in 1982 was beaten to death by two Detroit autoworkers. They thought he was Japanese and, thus, somehow responsible for the job losses that accompanied the decline of the U.S. auto industry.
The crime was notable for its gruesome details: One man held Chin as the other struck him with a baseball bat. And for its heart-wrenching timing: Chin died five days before he was to have been married.
But what compelled Curtis Chin to make the film Vincent Who? was the aftermath. The protests that followed Chin's death sparked the creation of the modern Asian American civil-rights movement.
Until then, different ethnicities had fought solo battles, the Chinese against the exclusion laws, the Japanese against World War II internment. But Chin's killing provoked a pan-Asian response toward larger white society.
"They can't tell the difference between us anyway, right?" said filmmaker Chin, 41 and no relation to Vincent Chin. "Before, it would have been annoying. Now, it could get you murdered. It literally could have been any one of us."
Today at the University of Pennsylvania, Vincent Chin's life, death, and meaning will be discussed at a screening of Vincent Who? It's part of the annual East Coast Asian American Student Union conference,
Schools Matter: Wake County Board Chair Demands Respect for Racist Policy While Calling Critics Animals
The Wake County School Board's lead buffoon, Ron Margiotta, offered an non-apology for his "caged animal" remarks yesterday. Meanwhile the media has focused on complaints by parents of children having to be bused long distances to school as a result of the school diversity plan, which has been in place the the 1970s. The fact is that 95% of all school children in Wake County go to schools within five miles of their homes. This Republican-led plan is about resegregation, not busing.
The Margiotta story from the News Observer:
RALEIGH Wake County school board chairman Ron Margiotta is being criticized by supporters of the diversity policy for having complained at Tuesday’s school board meeting that some people were acting like “animals.”
Margiotta said “here come the animals out of the cages” in response to the booing that Bill Randall, a black conservative congressional candidate, received Tuesday from supporters of the diversity policy. Randall was among the speakers who had supported the resolution that received initial approval for abandoning busing for diversity in favor of neighborhood schools.
The Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, has scheduled a
Six from Mt. Diablo on list of 190 failing schools
At 10 a.m. Monday, the California Department of Education expects to post its list of persistently lowest-achieving schools at www.cde.ca.gov. Information about School Improvement Grants is atwww.cde.ca.gov/ar/ts. Details about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are at www.cde.ca.gov/ar.
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