He was a member of three of the four major British expeditions to Antarctica during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, including Robert Falcon Scott's —13 Terra Nova Expedition, which saw the race to reach the South Pole lost to Roald Amundsen and ended in the deaths of Scott and his polar party. During this expedition Crean's 35 statute miles 56 km solo walk across the Ross Ice Shelf to save the life of Edward Evans led to him receiving the Albert Medal. Crean had left the family farm near Annascaul to enlist in the British Royal Navy at the age of
Two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, I made my first return trip to the island since Thanksgiving the year before. The descent into the San Juan international airport was marked by destruction: On my flight, the only half-full airplane traveling to the island I've ever been on, the passengers, a mix of aid workers and family members, crowded on either aisle and craned their necks to see it for themselves.
I heard the gasps and saw the quiet sobbing of nearly everyone on board. I sobbed quietly, too. I'd flown down to convince my year-old grandmother, a Caguas native, to return back to the mainland U. As I drove to my abuela's house down a road I'd traveled probably hundreds of times in my life, I marveled at the ways that a landscape I had known my entire life had so instantly, irrevocably changed; through the bare, broken branches, I spotted a large lake just beyond that I had never known was there.
At my grandmother's house in Caguas, about 20 minutes south of San Juan, extension cords ran across the street from the powerful backup generator at a printing plant, which ran a few hours a day for neighbors in need, which was all of the neighbors.
The fast-food place on the corner had its own generator, and quickly became a local hub and meeting point where people would begin lining up at 5: Families lingered for hours in the air-conditioned dining room every day; trading rumors, waiting for their turn to recharge, to find out what would happen next.
Everywhere, time felt suspended. Five months later, the women of Puerto Rico are moving fast. In the days and weeks and months after Maria, they've waded into flooded neighborhoods to extricate the abandoned, and put together soup kitchens to feed the hungry.
They've canvassed their communities in order to diagnose the most critical needs—street by street, mountain by mountain, house by house, family by family—and have returned when they said they would with supplies and support. They've created free legal aid societies to help families navigate the confusing and ill-designed processes required to file FEMA claims, and connected Puerto Ricans with aid groups far more active and impactful.
They've raised money and rebuilt roads and devised innovative mass communication methods in light of limited or no electricity or internet access. And they've ventured far from their own neighborhoods and towns on foot and in pickup trucks to distribute solar-powered lights, generators, gas, clothes, shoes, tampons, batteries, medication, mattresses, water—and often most importantly, information—to a still-overwhelming number of people in desperate need.
They've laughed and cried, listened, and hugged the people in their communities: Many of them are the poor. The women of Puerto Rico have spoken up about subpar leadership and have challenged the inequalities, the broken systems, and have even called out an ignorant, out-of-touch president live on television as well as firing back at him on Twitter.
By empowering themselves—and each other—the women of Puerto Rico have empowered the entire island. It's ensuring that my voice is the echo of a thousand voices.
And that I use this platform to let the people lead the way. That's why I got really pissed off when the president said that we 'wanted everything done for' us. That shows not only poor leadership, but ignorance. He doesn't know who we are. Her goal is to find permanent solutions to recurring problems.
After all, she reminds me, hurricane season is less than three months away. When presented with the tech industry's sudden interest in Puerto Rico and the so-called "Bitcoin bros" suddenly chomping at the bit to develop a presence on the islandCruz says, "One of them was very snappy with me on Twitter yesterday, saying, 'I'll be buying areas in San Juan.
Let's not look for excuses, let's make sure that we fix the problems. Photographed in Salinas, Puerto Rico. In such conditions, Zika and dengue can spread quickly, bites become infected when not treated properly especially without access to hospitalsand immune systems can be compromised due to lack of sleep.
Las Tres Mosquiteras is a collective of women who took matters into their own hands—literally. Perhaps even more importantly, they taught women in other communities to do the same, weaving together a network that now boasts over 25 sister groups of Mosquiteras, each with around 10 members or more, across the entire island, and Vieques.
For me, it feels very fulfilling. And I feel very grateful to be working here. She was a regular visitor from North Carolina for years, and relocated to the island permanently in Diane Arbus – A Child Crying, New Jersey () There’s something magical about a lens, especially the kind you find on the medium-format film camera that Diane Arbus used for this photograph.
These lenses present to the world a large, perfectly smooth convex surface (of a diameter to be measured in inches, not millimeters). Carolina Business Review Josh Stein, North Carolina Attorney General (HD, New) A moderator and panel of experts discuss business, industry, and public policy issues specific to the Carolinas with a featured political or academic leader.
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As a baby, he was photographed by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar.   At the age of three, Cooper was a guest on The Tonight Show on September 17, , appearing with his mother.
 At the age of nine, he appeared on To Tell the Truth as an impostor. . Birthdays: musician Quincy Jones, actor Michael Caine (13), photographer Diane Arbus (23), Albert Einstein (67). Lana Turner and Van Johnson star in Weekend at the Waldorf, with Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon and Xavier Cugat & his orchestra [ watch the trailer ].
Diane Arbus was a daughter of privilege who spent much of her adult life documenting those on the periphery of society. Since she killed herself in , her unblinking portraits have made her a seminal figure in modern-day photography and an influence on three generations of photographers, though she is perhaps just as famous for her.