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Saturday, April 30, 2016

倍投方案图片顿绿路展出艾未未十二生肖头像铜雕

今年是农历猴年。(周菊子摄)
??????????? (Boston Orange 周菊子倍投方案图片顿综合报导)每个重约800磅,铜制的中国12生肖头像,425日开始,一个个地出现在牛奶街附近的萝斯甘乃迪绿路(The Rose Kennedy Greenway)上的喷泉那儿,将展至1021
??????????? 绿路保护会预定519日为这一系列的公共艺术展,举办接待酒会。
鸡。(周菊子摄)
今年绿路上将举办一系列,约三、四项公共艺术展。中国着名异议艺术家艾未未这灵感来自1800年代圆明园被盗12生肖兽首铜像的“动物圈/生肖头(Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads)“作品,也是其中之一,周一才开始安装进绿路的环喷泉(Rings Fountain)公园。
??????????? 绿路保护会的公共艺术馆长高文(Lucas Cowan)表示,安装在细竿上的12个铜制生肖头像,在喷水池旁围成一圈,彷如正在对话,让人们看着这些铜制品,思考起这些头像背後的意义,又到底什麽才是公共艺术。
狗。
??????????? 绿路上的下一项公共艺术,将是“猴见(Monkey See)”,新墨西哥艺术家 Don Kennell所创作的750磅重,10尺半高的金属雕红猴。高文说,那会像是满脸狐疑的巨型金属红猴在那儿,凝望过往行人,无声的问“我为什麽会在这儿?”,“你又为什麽会在这儿?”,
??????????? 这象徵辉映“猴年“的雕塑作品将放在华埠公园,和去年的”羊年“装置艺术安放的同样地点。
艾未未12生肖头像铜雕在绿路上,靠近海洋水族馆的喷泉
那儿,绕成一圈展出。(周菊子摄)
??????????? 两名麻州艺术家Carolina Aragón 及 Gianna Stewart,获得绿路只向本土艺术家开放的”本地“计画赞助,用顶端是有色玻璃镜片,会旋转捕捉光线的50068尺长光纤棒,制作出的“涨潮(High Tide)“,将在北端(North End)展出。以及名为“中间”,用5团透明树脂做成,晚上会发光的蚝壳,将在杜爹利广场和华埠公园之间展出,象徵”大挖“沿路翻出蚬壳。

艾未未的其他创作,2003年的“永远(Forever)”,2009年的蛇天花板(Snake Ceiling)“,已从43日起,在倍投方案图片顿美术博物馆(MFA)的“亚洲巨型城市”展览中。(更新版)


猪。






鼠。

牛。

虎。

兔。

龙。

蛇。

蛇。

马。

羊。

马过来就是羊。


Friday, April 29, 2016

Owners of Boston-Area Fried Chicken Restaurant Charged in Tax Fraud Scheme

Owners of Boston-Area Fried Chicken Restaurant Charged in Tax Fraud Scheme

BOSTON – Three men who operated two Boston-area fried chicken restaurants have been charged with conspiring to file false tax returns as part of a long-running scheme to avoid paying payroll and income taxes.??
Hazrat Khan, 56, of Middletown, NY, and Khurshed Iqbal, 56, whose whereabouts are unknown, were charged in an indictment unsealed today with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 13 counts of willful failure to account for and pay taxes.?? Adalat Khan, 46, of Chelsea, Mass., was charged in an Information with one count of conspiracy and two counts of making and subscribing false tax returns.?
According to court documents, the defendants used a variety of means to avoid paying payroll and income taxes owed by their restaurant, Crown Fried Chicken, which has locations on Warren Street in Boston and Broadway in Chelsea.? As part of the conspiracy, Adalat Khan managed both restaurants and Hazrat Khan and Iqbal took steps to conceal their ownership interests.? Adalat Khan, at the direction of Hazrat Khan and Iqbal, allegedly provided tax preparers with false information about the restaurants’ payroll and income.? Federal law requires that employers withhold payroll taxes and pay it to the IRS.? As part of the scheme, the defendants falsely reported the number of employees, some of whom were undocumented workers, and wages paid to the IRS.? They also allegedly paid employees under the table and filed income tax returns that falsely described their sales, total income, compensation of officers, salaries and wages, and taxable income.
The charge of conspiracy provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 and restitution.? The charge of failure to account for a pay taxes provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater, the costs of prosecution and restitution.? The charge of subscribing a false tax return provides for a sentence of no greater than three years in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater, the costs of prosecution and restitution.? Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than maximum penalties.? Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Joel P. Garland, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston; Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, made the announcement today.? The case was investigated with the cooperation of the Massachusetts Insurance Fraud Bureau.?? The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John A. Capin and Eric P. Christofferson of Ortiz’s Criminal Division.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations.? The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

中华颐养院向创办人致敬


右起,雷伟志,陈秀英,阮陈金凤,陈毓璇等人揭晓创办人墙。
(周菊子摄)
(Boston Orange 周菊子昆士市报导)中华颐养院康复中心423日揭晓“创办人墙”,向14名三十多年前出钱出力,为病痛缠身华人耆老打造几近完美颐养天年之所的热心人士致敬。

右起,梅伍银宽,李伍绮莲,陈铁坚,陈秀英,阮陈金凤,陈毓璇,
以及黄剑南((左起),陈家骅等创办人合影。(周菊子摄)

三十年前,是阮陈金凤,陈毓璇,陈家骅,陈铁坚,朱晓东, 梅伍银宽,吴文津,黄令南,陈秀英,和已辞世的乔治史立德(George A. Schlichte),克文珍(Martha Jane Hackett),陈郁立,李实卿,黄兆英等人持续努力8年,出钱出力,鼓动了整个社区人心,才终於建成中华颐养院。
三十年後,经由陈秀英,陈毓璇及现任董事会主席雷伟志等人的努力,中华颐养院从倍投方案图片顿迁址昆士市,面积扩大为57,000平方尺,床位增至141个,服务内容也扩展为包括短期康复护理治疗。整体环境设施被誉为如五星级酒店,服务水平也有令人骄傲的19年零缺点佳绩。
社区内许多人应邀出席。(周菊子摄)
陈秀英在“创办人墙”揭幕式中恳切的感谢所有创办者及其家人,不但三十年前慨伸援手,三十年後还继续解囊。中华颐养院康复中心扩展迁建,共需筹资300万元,如今已募得250万元,还有50万元仍待社区热心人士支持。
陈秀英坦白指出,85%中华颐养院长期护理院民是由医疗补助(Medicaid)支付费用,每日每人次有 37.5元差额,中华颐养院的营运因此面对的挑战不小。
中华颐养院康复中心董事会主席雷伟志在“创办人墙”揭幕式中简述了有如掀起倍投方案图片顿华埠当代史一角的该院缘起历史,以及多名创办人的贡献。
中华颐养院创办人墙揭幕。(周菊子摄)
当年做社工的阮陈金凤经常探访独居华裔老人,发现这需求,找了一批热心人商量,历经八年的讨论,协商,奔走,筹款,中华颐养院才终於在1984414日破土,1985年落成。
那时候,阮陈金凤的弟弟陈毓璇,义不容辞的协助,慷慨提供聚会讨论者在他所经营的华珍酒楼(现名龙凤酒楼)内,花5元就可点心,菜肴任享的优惠。他自己也积极参与协助筹款,在华人社区内前後共筹得100万元。
雷伟志透露,筹到100万後,中华颐养院要施工,面对着得拿出35万元做履约保证的挑战,是陈毓璇挑起重任,把那些创办人全找了来,坐成一圈,请他们想办法贷款,最後有24名企业家及个别人士慷慨解囊,凑足了这笔钱。
这些人後来把其中的14万元贷款变成了捐款,另外又再免了10万多元的利息,给华人颐养院打下良好基础。
黄兆英及其父黄高寿也是中华颐养院的有力支持者。当中华颐养院在创办初期,需要钱缴交申办证照费用,或是刊登公告时,那些创办人经常去找他们。黄氏宗亲会也捐了5万元来建中华颐养院。
中华颐养院的首届董事长陈郁立已於1992年辞世,这天由他最小的女儿陈铨伉代表致词。
陈铨伉透露,以前她对中华颐养院所知不多,这次因为中华颐养院“创办人墙“揭幕,才从阮陈金凤那儿听来许多关於她父亲的事,顿感中华颐养院有如她从来不知道的妹妹,是她上大学後她父亲的心力所在。包括1980年代中期,陈郁立一度清空自己的储蓄户口,利息全免的借给中华颐养院,让中华颐养院得以办理第一笔大额贷款。她自己记得的是,中华颐养院起缘於中华耆英会,因为当年她和姊姊还被父亲派去做义工,粉刷墙壁。

中华颐养院的其他创办人,个个贡献良多,包括本业是律师的陈铁坚,为中华颐养院提供了许多法律顾问服务,包括和倍投方案图片顿重建局等公家机关讨论土地及区域规划等许多事。曾任纽英仑中华公所主席的李实卿,曾协助中华颐养院争取社区支持,给了中华颐养院办理申请时必要的基础。 倍投方案图片顿大学退休教授黄令南,当年协助中华颐养院招聘了许多双语的专业护士,医生,还加入了董事会服务。陈家骅及乔治史立德撰写了中华颐养院最原始版本的企划书,并在申办期间提供专业谘询协助。克文珍和阮陈金凤携手,招募符合资格的双语工作人员。他们当年拿到在政府登记有案的持牌护士名册,再根据华人姓氏来一个个找。她俩还研拟出工作细则,福利内容及培训办法,使得中华颐养院的经营得以更有条理。

South Cove Manor Founders
? ? ? ?Paul Chan??陈家骅
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Bill Y.S. Chin??陈毓璇? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??
Robert Chin *? ?陈郁立
? ? ? ? ? William D. Chin?陈铁坚? ? ? ? ??
Hugh Tung Chu *?朱晓东
? ? ? Amy C. Guen??阮陈金凤
Shih Hing Lee *?李实卿 ? ?
Martha Jane Hackett??*??克文珍
Bernard Lin-Nan Huang?黄令南?医生
? ? ? ?Ruth C. Moy??梅伍银宽
George A. Schlichte? *??乔治史立德
Helen Chin Schlichte??陈秀英
David Shu Ying Wong? *?黄兆英
Eugene Wen-Chin Wu?文津
*Deceased

United Health Foundation Invests in the Future Health Workforce; Commits $2.25 Million in Scholarships

United Health Foundation Invests in the Future Health Workforce; Commits $2.25 Million in Scholarships to More Than 200 Students for the 2016-17 Academic Year

  • Diverse Scholars Initiative supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in health care
  • More than 1,800 scholarships, totaling over $13 million, have been awarded since 2007
MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than 200 students studying to work in health care professions are receiving $2.25 million in scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year from United Health Foundation.
The funding is part of United Health Foundation’s commitment to investing in the country’s future, diverse health care workforce. United Health Foundation, in partnership with nine nonprofit and civic organizations, is providing the scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through its?Diverse Scholars Initiative.
“Creating a future health workforce that meets a community’s diverse and distinct health care needs is critical to building healthier communities,” said Chris Stidman, president of United Health Foundation. “Increasing access to culturally competent care helps reduce health care disparities and improves health outcomes. United Health Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to partner with national organizations and nonprofits to invest in the future health workforce.”
Diverse Scholars Initiative and Partners
Since the Diverse Scholar Initiative’s inception in 2007, United Health Foundation has awarded more than 1,800 scholarships totaling over $13 million.
“It’s been immensely helpful to have the financial support, but also the mentorship opportunities,”?said Kenji Taylor, a 2013 United Health Foundation and National Medical Fellowships Diverse Scholar. “It’s so powerful to have people who inspire you and believe in your ability to do great things.” Taylor is currently completing his residency in family medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Scholarship applicants must demonstrate financial need, the pursuit of a degree that will lead to a career as a primary care health professional, and a commitment to working in underserved communities.
The nine grant partners will announce individual Diverse Scholars recipients throughout the year.
United Health Foundation engages with the scholars throughout the year to support their educational and professional goals, including hosting a Diverse Scholars Forum in Washington, D.C., in June.?The event will bring together undergraduate-, graduate- and doctorate-level scholarship recipients from across the nation. Scholars will meet with policymakers and thought leaders to discuss the nation’s most pressing health issues, network with peers and special guests, and engage in interactive dialogue to share their own ideas and experiences.
Meet our 2016-17 Diverse Scholars throughout the year by visiting the?Diverse Scholar Initiative page?or follow?@UHGGives, #DiverseScholars on Twitter.
About United Health Foundation
Through collaboration with community partners, grants and outreach efforts, United Health Foundation works to improve our health system, build a diverse and dynamic health workforce and enhance the well-being of local communities. United Health Foundation was established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving health and health care. To date, United Health Foundation has committed more than $285 million to programs and communities around the world. We invite you to learn more at?www.unitedhealthfoundation.org?or follow @UHGGives on Twitter or Facebook.com/UHGGives.