Chilean Government Delivers 60,000 Copies of Mistral and Neruda Anthologies

first_imgBy Dialogo June 15, 2009 Santiago de Chile, June 11 (EFE). – Today the Chilean government delivered 60,000 copies of books by Nobel Literature Prize winners Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral to the libraries of all colleges, elementary schools, and high schools for the nation’s next bicentennial. The main characteristic of Antología Popular by Pablo Neruda and Antología, Selección de la Autora by Gabriela Mistral is that both poets renounced their copyrights so these works would benefit the students. The Bicentennial Commission complied with the wish that both Mistral and Neruda expressed regarding their anthologies: that “most readers could have access to them.” Hence, the copies were not put on sale, but were all distributed free to the libraries of municipalized, subsidized, and independent educational institutions. In 1972 Neruda, who was seriously ill, prepared his Antología Popular, and asked President Salvador Allende to print a million copies to offer his poetic legacy to all Chileans. However, the poet’s project was sabotaged by the 1973 coup d’etat that made the dictator Augusto Pinochet the country’s ruler, and most of Neruda’s books were destroyed. Meanwhile, in 1941, Gabriela Mistral made a selection of her favorite poems. The author’s wish was to encourage the students in her country, particularly the children from her hometown of Montegrande, located in northern Chile; therefore, she renounced her copyrights. The Minister of Education, Mónica Jiménez, praised the publication of these anthologies as “a way of representing what we have become after 200 years of independence. They are a way to extol our stamp of identity, associated since the times of La Araucana to poetic exaltation.”last_img read more

The Pennsylvania Advantage

first_img By: Dennis M. Davin, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development The Pennsylvania Advantage Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook:   SHARE  TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 16, 2016 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  The Blog The past few weeks have been full of excitement as Governor Wolf announced the private sector commitment to the creation of more than 975 new, full-time jobs throughout Pennsylvania. Among these announcements, three out-of-state businesses that have made the choice that Pennsylvania is the best place to grow and expand.First, on August 4, the governor announced that Hadley Farms, Inc., a manufacturer of wholesale baked goods for the food service, fundraising, and retail markets, plans to purchase a 20-acre site in Waynesboro, Franklin County, and construct a 105,000-square-foot manufacturing and freezer storage facility. In total, the project will create at least 121 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. Hadley Farms chose to leave its current location in Maryland to pursue the competitive land costs, skilled and dependable workforce, and convenient shipping and logistics opportunities that Pennsylvania offers.Less than a week later, on August 9, the governor announced that Manitowoc Cranes, LLC, a global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions, would create 250 new jobs through the consolidation of its Manitowoc, Wisconsin facility into its existing site in Shady Grove, Franklin County. In addition to hiring 250 new employees over the next three years, Manitowoc has committed to maintain its new positions, and retain its current workforce of 891, for an additional four years. Manitowoc’s significant investment in South Central Pennsylvania makes evident its strong commitment to the community and its understanding that Pennsylvania is the best location to grow its business.Again, today, the governor announced that Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, a chemistry forage lab serving the dairy industry, plans to relocate its operations to a renovated facility in Waynesboro, Franklin County and create 78 new, full-time jobs. The company chose Pennsylvania for its new location due to our business-friendly climate, our strong agricultural focus, and the value we place on industry’s benefits to the economy.Take a look at some of the coverage below:PennLive: Hadley Farms will construct a new manufacturing and freezer storage facilityWHAG-TV (Hagerstown, Md.): Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf announces that Hadley Farms is coming to Franklin CountyWITF: Manitowoc’s move to create 250 midstate jobsCentral Penn Business Journal: Manitowoc Cranes bringing 250 new jobs to regionThe Record Herald (Waynesboro): Expansion to bring 250 jobs to ManitowocThe Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.): Manitowoc Co. to consolidate crane production in Antrim TownshipWHAG-TV: Governor Wolf announces 250 new jobs with company expansion in Franklin CountyUnder the leadership of Governor Wolf, the Governor’s Action Team has been busier than ever, reminding the world that Pennsylvania is open for business. Since the governor has taken office DCED has secured at least $2.3 billion in private sector investments and commitments for the creation and retention of nearly 204,000 full-time jobs. These developments further demonstrate that Pennsylvania has what it takes to help businesses succeed – from our skilled workforce, to our prime location, to our exceptional quality of life – Pennsylvania outshines the competition.last_img read more

Local mother and her twin brothers killed days after attempting to get a restraining order

first_imgA West Palm Beach mother and her twin brothers were found dead just eight days after a judge denied the woman a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend and would be killer.The incident occurred Wednesday around 10 p.m. on Cole Street, just north of Belvedere and North Military Trail.  Authorities responded to the scene to find 40-year-old Yasnai Moliner Yera and her two twin brothers dead inside of a home while Yera’s boyfriend and the father of her two-year-old son 41-year-old Yuniel Martinez De La Cotera, was standing next to a vehicle in the street. While several people are blaming the judge for not issuing a restraining order, a local domestic violence advocate spoke to our news partners at CBS12 and explained that even though Yera wrote a letter to the judge explaining that her ex-boyfriend was “emotionally and mentally abusing me,” it was not enough to gain a restraining order.“She is talking about him taking their money and him taking the car and him threatening to take the house and of course, for a lot of victims, those are immediate emergency type things. But they don’t meet the legal definition of domestic violence. There is nothing in here about whether he has threatened her life, threatened to harm her or that he actually did physically,” said Dr. Mary Cauthen, YWCA Chief Program Officer.Dr. Cauthen continued saying that under Florida law, a judge can only issue a restraining order if the victim can show they have been physically abused or are receiving threats of physical violence.While the judge did not immediately issue a restraining order to Yera, she was scheduled for a hearing about the case that was supposed to take place this week.Yuneil Martinez De La Cotera Leon is currently being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on three counts of first degree murder.last_img read more

Messi leads demolition of Lyon to take Barca through

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Lionel Messi scored two goals and provided two more as Barcelona reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League in style, thrashing Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 at home yesterday and advancing by the same scoreline on aggregate.Barca captain Messi nonchalantly opened the scoring with a ‘Panenka’ penalty chipped down the middle of the goal in the 17th minute after Luis Suarez was fouled in the area, putting his side ahead in the tie after a goalless first leg in France.Suarez then rounded Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to lay on a perfect pass for the unmarked Philippe Coutinho to nudge into an open net and double Barca’s lead, although Lyon hauled themselves back into contention with a second-half strike from Lucas Tousart.Messi soon killed off any hopes of an unlikely comeback from the French side, however,carving his way through the defence to score in the 78th minute, before toying with Lyon’s back line twice more and laying off passes for Gerard Pique and then Ousmane Dembele to complete the rout.last_img read more