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The challenge faced by the disadvantaged

The Challenge Faced By The Disadvantaged

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  • Posted On : 19-Nov-2019
The challenge faced by the disadvantaged It is no secret that the city of Boston has grown over the years. Coming from someone who has resided for more than 15 years, I have seen the evolution of the city and how much it has emerged and found profound experience in the areas of health, jobs among others. However, the city has seen to evolve so fast that it has forgotten about those who unfortunately aren't able to keep up with the city's fast-growing paste. I wanted to see if I could find someone who thought the same thing I am thinking so I came across an article that specifies how important this issue is and not to my surprise; it came as expected. Boston’s status as a cultural and economic magnet has made it a city particularly out of reach for the city’s poor. Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard says, “As these inner-city neighborhoods gentrify, their resources improve, including the creation of shopping centers, large grocery stores, parks, and upscale restaurants. Moreover, as these neighborhoods become more desirable places to live, the cost of housing, taxes, and rental properties increase, which results in the displacement of many low-income residents who can no longer afford to live there." Unless there are notable rent subsidies or tax abatements for low-income property owners, their chances of remaining in cities like Boston are rapidly decreasing. Because of my military career, I have been able to meet a lot of people from different cities and the experiences are similar in some; but not in others. I have friends who are from Jacksonville, NC who's rent is enough for me to do extra and or buy extra things for my delight. While friends from New York City...they say they cannot bear with the crazy inflation in rent; similar to Boston. Now, I've always heard that situation from New York; however, seeing it for myself in Boston is hard to see. I believe that the solution to this great inflation is to have the neighborhoods of Boston all come together and demand a change, only then will the city of Boston's housing will be accessible for everyone; even those in need.

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Your favorite Restaurant Menu Cards are 100 times dirtier than toilet covers

Your Favorite Restaurant Menu Cards Are 100 Times Dirtier Than Toilet Covers

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  • Posted On : 06-Nov-2019
Most of us eat in restaurants either regularly or occasionally in celebrating family time, party or get together in our favorite restaurants and some time we get stomach infection and abdominal pain etc.. Which is simply due to the breeding ground of germs, bacteria and viruses in Menu card. Most of the Menu Cards are 100 times dirty than a toilet seat cover! Few separate studies done in restaurants in America, Spain and India, they found the menu cards carried most germs and bacteria such as Escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus. The reason is Menu card pass through many hundreds hands throughout the day, leaves behinds some of the germs present on their hands. If the menu cards are not cleaned regularly with disinfect solution etc. the menu cards could become reservoir of bacteria which happens usually in most of our restaurants. Some of us will go to toilet in restaurants, touch the toilet door handle and then touch the menu card. Most contaminated part of menu card is bottom corner left and right side. Could you imagine how many times our children’s pick from us and touch the menu cards to select their dishes. Most of menu cards are made either of paper or plastic laminated.both S.aureus and E.coli can survice up to 90 days in plastic laminated surface than the paper. It survive around 7 days in paper. This unclean beautiful/colorful looking menu cards leads to stomach infection, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting/nausea,head ache, Flu and Hepatitis A & E. The people who suffer more are children’s under 5 years and people over 65 years. Take Home message 1. Wash your hands properly after touching menu cards and before touching food. 2. Inform your restaurants about this and make sure disinfection of menu cards regularly. 3. Order first and then wash your hands. 4. Cook and Eat at home is the best way to stay Healthy. References 1. https://www.longdom.org/open-access/pathogen-persistence-in-restaurant-menus-comparison-between-materials-jfmsh-1000104.pdf 2. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1623&context=all_theses

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Deserción Escolar en la República Dominicana

Deserción Escolar En La República Dominicana

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  • Posted On : 05-Nov-2019
El nivel de desempleo entre la población de 15 a 29 años en República Dominicana se mantiene alto y estancado en un 14% en los últimos 10 años, mientras tanto, el salario promedio es de RD$10,000. Así que, de 2.7 millones de jóvenes de entre 15 y 29 años que tiene el país, más de 750 mil están en situaciones de desempleo y un número cercano al millón está sin estudiar ni trabajar. Esto forma parte de los resultados del estudio “Los jóvenes dominicanos, esos desconocidos”, de Acción Empresarial por la Educación (Educa) con el auspicio de cinco instituciones, entre ellas, el Ministerio de Economía, Planificación y Desarrollo. El estudio abarcó a una población entre los años 2000-2016 y después del análisis de los datos, se concluyó que en el país, la población joven se enfrenta a obstáculos que atentan contra su calidad de vida, entre estos, bajos niveles educativos, altas tasas de desempleo y exposición a situaciones de riesgo y vulnerabilidad. En 2016 resultaron muertos por homicidio 422 jóvenes, lo cual representa el 44.3 % del total de las muertes por esta causa. Muchos jóvenes consultados dijeron que su futuro laboral está en la venta de drogas, porque quienes lo hacen “tienen más de una mujer, dinero y viven bien”. Al analizar el estudio, el director ejecutivo de Educa, Darwin Caraballo, dijo que eso es preocupante, porque si esa situación no se corrige en 10 a 15 años habrá un riesgo enorme de inseguridad. “Cuando lo ilícito se vuelve un modelo a seguir hay un riesgo enorme, porque los jóvenes están saliendo a esas actividades delictivas y el sistema no les está dando ninguna respuesta”, dijo. Otra de las barreras que enfrentan los jóvenes es la deserción escolar y universitaria que es de un 37.7 %, las condiciones de vulnerabilidad y desigualdad en lo que respecta a la educación y el empleo, que afecta más a las mujeres. De los desempleados, el 56 % no tiene una educación secundaria y el que la terminó solo tiene un 10 % más de ingreso salarial, para un promedio de RD$ 12,500. Otro dato importante que destaca el estudio es que la mitad de los jóvenes que trabajan lo hacen en actividades de escaso valor agregado, como servicios, comercio y manufactura elemental y ahí es donde está el promedio de salario de los RD$10,000

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