Since its inception in 2007, Swing for the Kids has raised more than VND15.4 billion ($670,000) for scholarships Former Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Manh Cam has been the Honorary Chairman of VIR’s Swing for the Kids golf tournament since its inception in 2007. He is also known nationally as the godfather of the Vietnamese golf industry. “I brought the sport to Vietnam back in 1996 and helped it grow here after Vietnam joined the ASEAN and normalised its relationship with the rest of the world,” Cam said. “Golf is generally considered a sport for the rich, however, it holds clear potential for the entire country. We can look at VIR’s Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament as a clear example. After the event, thousands of students are being provided with scholarships enabling them to continue their studies, thanks to the generous support from the business community.” For a long time Cam has strongly supported the participation of businesses in … [Read more...] about A human touch behind Swing for the Kids series
The human touch
From Bretton Woods to Wildcat, Butternut to Wachusett, and Killington to Sugarloaf, one artist has quite literally had a hand in the portrayal of New England’s ski scene. His name is James Niehues, and for the last three decades he’s created trail maps for many of the most recognizable ski areas in North America. What stands out about Niehues is his distinctly detailed style. Each map is hand-drawn and painted, creating a vivid representation of a mountain rich in detail. While computer technology has evolved considerably in the decades that Niehues has been painting ski areas, he’s never wavered in his belief that the human touch is still best. To him, it speaks to the essence of what skiers are chasing when they’re on the mountain. “I think it’s vital,” Niehues said of his hand-painted style. “It’s just basic. A computer-generated image that’s produced in an office reminds people of the office. I’m painting the great … [Read more...] about Meet James Niehues, the artist who has hand-painted more than 200 ski maps
Internationally Recognized Chef, José Andrés to Open Spanish Restaurant at Disney Springs If you’ve been to Disney Springs any time in the past year or so you know what an amazing food destination this area is fast becoming. And now, the international fare is set to take another giant step forward in culinary bliss. Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup, in collaboration with renowned Spanish design firm Capella Garcia Arquitectura, has revealed details around the eye-catching design of the Jaleo brand’s newest location at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs. Opening this year, the 22,000 square foot restaurant will be Andrés’ biggest to date and will bring the spirit and flavors of Spain to Disney Springs. Is your mouth watering yet? Based on the colorful iconography of Spain, the architectural form of the building is inspired by an artichoke — a vegetable native to José’s homeland. The artichoke structure opens up, … [Read more...] about The Flavors of Spain are Coming to Disney Springs with Jaleo
Associated Press Published 9:40 AM EST Dec 29, 2018 The cities of Parkland, Paradise and Pittsburgh became synonymous with tragedy in 2018, a year when the nation seemed to careen from one deadly horror to another. Yet in every calamity, there were people who showed their humanity, their selfless strength and their sense of duty amid the suffering. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said no class in any seminary could have prepared anyone for the role he was thrust into. Myers was leading Shabbat services when gunfire erupted inside his Pittsburgh synagogue on Oct. 27. After helping others to safety, Myers turned back and raced up the stairs to a choir loft, where he called 911. Seven members of his Tree of Life congregation and four others in the building were killed. As the Jewish community grieved, Myers took a leading role during public memorials and presided over seven funerals in the space of less than a week. “I really had two choices when it came down to how to respond,” … [Read more...] about Amid the tragedies, moments of light in 2018
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?