Daily Archives: Apr 18, 2018

Annual wine tasting raises thousands for the fight against Parkinson’s disease

Buffalo, NY, 18 April 2018 – The Parkinson’s Foundation Western New York proudly presents its 14th annual wine tasting this year. “A Night of Hope for Parkinson’s” will be held on Friday, May 4th, at the Millennium Hotel on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga. Festivities begin at 6:30 PM, and attendees will enjoy fine foods, wonderful wines, craft beer and locally distilled spirits. Tickets are $50 each in advance and $60 the day of the event. Couples can treat themselves to a pair of tickets and an overnight stay at the hotel for a mere $199. Tickets are available by calling 716 449-3795 or by visiting parkinson.org/westernnewyork.

This event has grown to become the second most important fundraiser of the year for the Foundation’s local chapter. The money raised is used to fund support groups, educational efforts and therapeutic programming that improve the quality of life for the tens of thousands in our region who are affected by Parkinson’s disease. Research shows that the rate of diagnosis with Parkinson’s is rising at a stunning rate, creating a growing population in need of these services. “A Night of Hope for Parkinson’s” also stands as a celebration for the extensive efforts the chapter puts forth in April, National Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

“The generosity of our local community has allowed us to expand our programming into areas, like the Southern Tier, that have been underserved,” says Chris Jamele, executive director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Western New York. “Our network of support groups has reached eleven locations, and our other programs are expanding as well.” Highly popular and successful therapeutic programs, like boxing, dance and yoga, are also fostered by this event.

The importance of the Foundation’s work is reflected in the growing popularity of the event. Nearly four hundred people attended last year’s wine tasting, raising approximately $40,000. “It is everyone’s hope that we can match and even surpass what we achieved last year,” said Vicky Glamuzina, chapter president and organizer of the event.

There is a chance for everyone to go home a winner. Attendees can bid on a wide array of incredible silent and gift auction items. The highly anticipated wine pull and a 50/50 raffle will also be a part of the celebration. Donations for the auctions are still being accepted. Donors are asked to call 716 449-3795 to make arrangements.

Desde el Senado informaron que las nuevas medidas se anunciarán tras las fiestas de mayo

Por: EFE

Moscú – La presidenta del Senado ruso, Valentina Matviyenko, advirtió que Rusia adoptará sanciones “dolorosas” contra los países occidentales y, en especial, contra Estados Unidos.

“No quiero que nadie se haga ilusiones: la respuesta de Rusia a las sanciones, las llamadas contrasanciones, serán obligatoriamente específicas, dolorosas y sensibles para aquellos países que adoptaron sanciones contra Rusia”, dijo Matviyenko a medios locales.

Matviyenko recordó que las sanciones son “un arma de doble filo” y que los países que secundaron a Washington deben entender que cuando ponen en marcha “ese mecanismo destructor de la cooperación internacional”, “especialmente contra países como Rusia, habrá graves consecuencias”.

Adelantó que, aunque habitualmente Moscú respondió a Estados Unidos casi de inmediato, las nuevas sanciones rusas se anunciarán tras las fiestas de mayo y antes de que terminen las sesiones primaverales en julio.

“Lo importante ahora es la calidad. No hay que precipitarse”, explicó.

A su vez, precisó que las sanciones serán analizadas con el máximo cuidado por el gobierno, expertos, empresarios, rectores universitarios, politólogos, diputados y senadores, y aseguró que en ningún caso dañarán a la economía nacional ni a los ciudadanos rusos.

La semana pasada un grupo de diputados rusos elaboró un proyecto de ley que contempla un amplio abanico de medidas restrictivas que incluye la prohibición o restricción de las importaciones de productos agrícolas, materia prima o alimentos de EE.UU. y de otros países que respaldan las medidas estadounidenses contra Rusia.

Además se propone cesar o suspender la cooperación internacional de Rusia con EE.UU. y con las entidades que se encuentren bajo su jurisdicción en el ámbito de la energía nuclear, la industria aeronáutica y la construcción de motores para cohetes.

Por su parte, el presidente de la Duma o cámara de diputados, Viacheslav Volodin, aseguró que medidas propuestas por los diputados como limitar el suministro de motores para cohetes aún deben recibir el visto bueno del presidente, Vladímir Putin.

En cuanto a las más de mil fármacos importados de EE.UU., precisó que en el caso de 90 de ellos, no hay análogos, por lo que no se verían afectados por hipotéticas sanciones.

De aprobarse la iniciativa, el gobierno ruso quedará facultado para prohibir o restringir la entrada en el territorio nacional de cualquier mercancía procedente de EE.UU. u otro país que apoye las medidas estadounidenses contra Rusia.

 

The Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC) will be holding its Spring Career Fair at its headquarters, 77 Goodell Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2017, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Employers are looking to hire immediately for a variety of positions ranging from entry level to managerial; blue collar and white collar.

For the first time in years, the unemployment rate is on the decline, and companies are hiring at a rapid pace. The BETC has aligned themselves with the companies looking to hire from the community. If you are looking for work or want to change careers, please attend the Spring Career Fair. Please dress appropriately, have a resume ready, and be well groomed to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you need a resume, interviewing skills, dress for success instruction or free business wear, Job Preparation activities will be held before the Spring Career Fair from April 30th and May 1st. You can obtain free membership to the BETC by attending any orientation. For more information, please do hesitate to contact the BETC at 856-JOBS.

The BETC is the region’s leading employment and training resource designed to prepare people for employment. It is a partnership between the City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. Funded under the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Grant (WIOA). An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The BETC is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network

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