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    Man on a mission: Diego Harbaugh’s little-known rebuilding project

    Two years ago, Jim Harbaugh was shown a plot of land the Catholic church had recently purchased in the city of Piura, Peru. Harbaugh saw a small stream, some rocks and scrub and a lot of dirt. "It looked like a piece of wasteland that nobody wanted, basically," he said. When he returned in June, there was a K-11 school on the plot with 690 children - all of them neatly dressed in school uniforms - filling every desk. "It was beautiful," he said. Harbaugh has a reputation for quick turnarounds … [Read More...]

    I lost my job but realized that I could be Superman

    LIMA, Peru --         It's not easy being Superman. It only earns about $160 a month for Avelino Chavez, who dresses up daily as the caped hero. But oh, the adventures! The 52-year-old Chavez can't fly but does seem to be everywhere in Lima: at political rallies and speeches, at a wedding shoot for Peru's famed opera tenor Juan Diego Florez, hawking tours and flights on behalf of a travel agency in the central Plaza de Armas. "Hola Superman!" people shout to him. "Hola, Superamigo!" he'll … [Read More...]

    Chip, Implanted in Brain, Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Control of Hand

    The New York Times Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish accident, broke his neck on the sandy floor, permanently losing the feeling in his hands and legs. On Wednesday, doctors reported that Mr. Burkhart, 24, had regained control over his right hand and fingers, using technology that transmits his thoughts directly to his hand muscles and bypasses his spinal injury. The doctors’ study, … [Read More...]

    Peace Day Party Playlist…

    Music for Sing-a-Long 2016 1. Songs and Agenda for 2016 in Times Square 11:30am and Central Park (11am-11:30 AM Peace Day Party Opening. 12 NOON Moment of Silence PEACE POLE Unveiling, participants say, “May Peace Prevail on Earth, May Peace Prevail in Country Name, May Peace Prevail in your country. 1. We Are the World - "We're The World (USA For Africa)" There comes a time when we heed a certain call When the world must come together as one There are people dying And it's … [Read More...]

    Peru cruise: eating up the Amazon

    Peruvian cuisine has gone global, with new restaurants springing up everywhere   from Santiago to Soho. On an Amazonian cruise, Andrew Purvis meets the   Japanese superchef whose experiments with Asian-Peruvian fusion began in   Lima nearly 40 years ago. In the observation deck of the M/V Aria, the most opulently-appointed cruise   ship on the Amazon, there is less appetite than usual for the communal   Jacuzzi. Passengers would normally be immersing themselves in the cool,   clear water to … [Read More...]

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