Spain fires captain whose soldiers knelt at Franco memorial
Spain’s armed forces have fired an army captain after a video was posted on social media showing some 30 soldiers kneeling in front of the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum, the most potent existing symbol of the dictatorship of the late Gen. Francisco Franco.
Allies of Marcos Jr. set to dominate Philippine Congress
Allies of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the presumptive next president of the Philippines, appear set to dominate both chambers of Congress, alarming activists after the late dictator son's apparent election victory restored his family to the seat of power.
Catalans protest against mandate for more Spanish in schools
Thousands of Catalans has taken to the streets of Barcelona to protest against a court decision that mandates that 25% of all school subjects be taught in Spanish and reduces the still predominant use of the local Catalan language in classrooms.
Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration
Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected lockout.
Three Prominent Pediatric Pulmonologists Join KIDZ Medical Services
1 of 3A prominent group of pediatric pulmonologists has joined KIDZ Medical Services (KIDZ), a physician-owned healthcare organization thatprovides pediatric, neonatal, and obstetrical care in seven counties in Florida. The three physicians who comprise the Pediatric Pulmonology Group of South Florida, Antonio Rodríguez, M.D., María Franco, M.D. and Alicia Della Volpe, M.D., are double board- certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology by the American Board of Pediatrics. Rodríguez, Franco and Della Volpe to KIDZ Medical. This merger further strengthens the pulmonary team at KIDZ Medical and our ability to serve the communities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Collier counties,” said Wayne Brackin, CEO of KIDZ Medical.communitynewspapers.com
Europe is about to announce a new coronavirus stimulus package and it could move markets
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talks to media in the Berlaymont, the EU Commission headquarters. Thierry MonasseThe European Commission will unveil Wednesday a new coronavirus-related stimulus package and expectations are that it could boost markets across Europe. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will present her own proposal Wednesday, building on the Franco-German plan. Peripheral bond yields have moved lower in the month of May as investors have digested the possibility of common European debt. Meanwhile in currencies, the euro the common currency used across 19 European countries could strengthen on the back of new European stimulus.cnbc.com
Dr. Maria E. Franco elected president of Medical Staff at Nicklaus Childrens
Maria E. Franco, MD, pediatric pulmonologist at Nicklaus Childrens Hospital, has been elected president of the hospitals Medical Executive Committee (MEC) for a three-year term. Elected vice president for a three-year term is Dr. Ziad Khatib, a pediatric hematologist/ oncologist on the hospitals medical staff since 1993. Dr. Franco has been in private practice based at Nicklaus Childrens main campus since 1998. Nicklaus Childrens also recognizes the following outgoing MEC members whose terms concluded on Dec. 31, 2019:Pablo Marcelo Laufer, MD outgoing president of the Medical Staff;Anselmo Cepero-Akselrad, MD outgoing vice president of the Medical Staff, andJose Rosa-Olivares, MD outgoing MEC member. For more information about Nicklaus Childrens Hospital, visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.communitynewspapers.com