JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press Updated 2:27 am PST, Saturday, February 23, 2019 In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 photo, Hector Castillo, 11, from Venezuela, center, poses for a picture with his parents Hector Castillo, left, and Luisana Centeno, at the Sant Joan de Deu hospital in Barcelona, Spain. 11-year-old Hector Castillo with at least eight other severely ill children, became the unintended victims of U.S. sanctions against companies tied to the embattled government of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. Hector suffers from Sickle Cell disease, a disorder that affects hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body. less In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 photo, Hector Castillo, 11, from Venezuela, center, poses for a picture with his parents Hector Castillo, left, and Luisana Centeno, at the Sant Joan de Deu hospital in Barcelona, ... more Photo: Manu Fernandez, AP … [Read more...] about Severely ill children left in limbo by Venezuela-US crisis
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POLITICS 01/22/2019 05:50 pm ET "Do you think it's appropriate?" he asked the lawmaker. "Taking that as a yes." By Akbar Shahid Ahmed WASHINGTON ― With President Donald Trump and the GOP prolonging the partial government shutdown, a Republican lawmaker had an uncomfortable run-in Tuesday when a fellow airplane passenger found him flying first class from Chicago to Washington, D.C., according to a video of the encounter shared with HuffPost. “Congressman, do you think it’s appropriate to fly first class while 57 TSA agents aren’t being paid?” the person says to Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), in an apparent reference to the Transportation Security Administration’s 57,000 employees, who are being required to work without pay. A tipster who asked to remain anonymous shared the video with HuffPost, which hasn’t been able to identify the person who approached Davis. Davis remained silent, prompting the person to say, … [Read more...] about Passenger Confronts GOP Congressman Over Flying First Class During Shutdown
A 17-year-old girl with Down syndrome and several health problems is living her dream of becoming a flight attendant, thanks to American Airlines. Shantell "Shannie" Pooser was born with a heart defect and a series of terminal airway defects. She has struggled with her health conditions her whole life, but Shannie's mom, Deanna Miller-Berry, told CBS News her daughter was born to defy the odds.For years, Shannie has been traveling back and forth from Denmark, South Carolina, to Cincinnati Children's Hospital for treatments and surgeries. In 2016, she received a major surgery that would save her life. Doctors told Miller-Berry when her daughter came out of surgery, she would be in bad shape."She came out singing 'Let It Go' from Frozen," Miller-Berry said. "The surgeons were standing around like, 'We've never had anybody come out of this type of surgery talking ... this girl is singing 'Let It Go' in ICU.'"It was in that moment that Miller-Berry realized her daughter had a passion for … [Read more...] about American Airlines welcomes 17-year-old girl with Down syndrome and terminal illness as flight attendant
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael A. Cohen December 22, 2018 I think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the best things to happen in American politics in quite some time. Which is why I worry that she may be flying a tad too close to the sun.Since upsetting congressman Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary this past summer, she’s become a full-fledged political phenomenon: a fresh, eloquent, authentic voice for progressive policies that need more attention in Washington. Even as major media depict the American working class as white men in baseball caps whiling away the day in Midwestern diners, Ocasio-Cortez — a young Latina urban-dweller — speaks to different, often forgotten constituencies. Since arriving in Washington, she’s pushed the House Democratic leadership to focus more aggressively on climate change, and her call for a Green New Deal could become the progressive … [Read more...] about For Ocasio-Cortez, the sky’s the limit — but is she flying too close to the sun?
PUBLISHED: 15:35 10 December 2018 Sophie Smith The mayor of Eye, Mick Robins, has died. PHOTO: Eye Town Council Archant The mayor of Eye has died after a short illness. Mick Robins, who was in his 70s, passed away on Thursday, December 6. He became mayor in May following a year as deputy mayor in 2017.Fellow town councillor Peter Gould, said: “Eye has lost a very valued and well liked citizen.“Mick was a very excellent man who was everything people would expect a mayor to be. He was a real person’s person.”Mr Robins had been unable to carry out his duties in recent weeks, due to poor health, but had taken part in the town’s twinning visit to France in October.A statement on the Eye Town Council website said: “Deepest condolences to Mick’s wife Laraine and the family at this very sad time.”Mr Gould added: “He conducted council meetings in a well controlled way and he was very kind and generous with his … [Read more...] about Tributes, as ‘kind and generous’ town mayor dies after short illness