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Roger Waters Speaks to United Nations About Israel

first_imgPink Floyd founder and bassist, Roger Waters, spoke in front of the United Nations on November 29th, which has been recognized as an  International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by the UN.  While beginning his speech with saying “I am a musician, not a diplomat”, Waters appeared as a representative of and speaker on behalf of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.According to their website, the Russell Tribunal deals with “different aspects of complicities and omissions by states, international organizations and corporations in the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel and the perpetuation of the violations of international law committed by Israel.”“I’m looking only to shed some light on the predicament of beleaguered people,” explained Waters. “The Russian Tribunal on Palestine was created to shed such light, to seek accountability for the violations of international law, and the lack of United Nations resolve that prevent the Palestinian people from achievement their inalienable rights, especially the right of self-determination.It was an interesting speech, and definitely worth a listen.  Whether you agree with Waters, or not, is completely up to you.  Here is to the hope that if Waters can spark a peaceful resolution between these two warring factions, he may be able to make up with his former bandmates and get Pink Floyd back together.Here is the video of Waters’ speech:Note: This above video does not reflect the views of L4LM.last_img read more

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Asian Tiger mosquito found in Vermont

first_imgThe mosquitoes were not carrying the tropical viruses associated with this species Vermont Business Magazine State Agriculture and Health officials announced that the Asian Tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has been identified for the first time in Vermont. This normally tropical/subtropical species is a known disease vector for Zika, chikungunya and dengue viruses, infecting humans in countries where these diseases are present. The mosquitoes found in Vermont do not currently carry these viruses.Natalie Kwit, public health veterinarian with the Vermont Department of Health, said that while the discovery of Aedes albopictus in the state is notable, Vermont’s climate is currently inhospitable for the mosquito species for most of the year, making it unlikely they will be spreading new diseases here any time soon. “The diseases they can carry are not endemic to our area, and in fact are rarely found anywhere in the United States,” said Kwit.Environmental Surveillance Program Director Patti Casey of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets said the mosquitoes, which were hatched from eggs collected in Windham County as part of the state’s vector surveillance program, were laboratory-identified on September 24, 2019. Casey said, however, that it is too soon to know whether the mosquito’s presence is an anomaly or if the species will be an ongoing part of the state’s ecosystem. “The Asian Tiger mosquito population may not be able to survive a Vermont winter,” said Casey. “It’s possible that this is a transient population — perhaps brought to Vermont by car or truck. Continued surveillance is needed to establish whether this mosquito population will be able to overwinter as eggs or otherwise return to Vermont.”According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there is currently no local transmission of Zika(link is external) in the continental United States, but Zika continues to be found in Puerto Rico. Dengue fever(link is external) outbreaks in the U.S. are extremely rare – only Hawaii, Florida and Texas have had confirmed cases from local transmission. There have been no locally-acquired cases of the chikungunya(link is external) virus in the United States since 2015.Like the mosquitoes we already have here in Vermont, the Asian Tiger mosquito has also been found to carry West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) but is not considered a primary vector for these diseases.Kwit said that the finding of Aedes mosquito eggs is an important reminder of the public health challenges posed by climate change. “Warming temperatures and changing precipitation patterns are affecting the suitability of Vermont’s habitat, which can introduce insects, animals, and diseases that previously weren’t found in our area.”Vermont’s mosquito surveillance program typically concludes in mid-October, when the risk for mosquito-borne diseases declines. For more information about the program, visit agriculture.vermont.gov/public-health-agricultural-resource-management-division/plant-health-and-pest-management-1(link is external)Learn more about mosquito-borne diseases and how to prevent mosquito bites: healthvermont.gov/mosquito(link is external).Source: Vermont Department of Health 10.3.2019last_img read more

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9 y-o injured in vehicle collision at Atkinson

first_img Sharing is caring! 629 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews 9 y-o injured in vehicle collision at Atkinson by: Dominica Vibes News – April 5, 2016 Mariska Joseph, 9, of the Kalinago Territory, who sustained injuries to her pelvic area as a result of a motor vehicle collision, has been hospitalized.A report from the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Pelham Jno Baptiste indicates that the collision occurred about 8:20AM on Monday 4 April 2016.Auguiste and two other students of the Atkinson Primary School were transported to school on Toyota Coaster GA357 belonging to the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and at the time was being driven by Winston Valmond of the Kalinago Territory. “On arriving at the Atkinson Primary School, the three children were allowed to disembark from the motor vehicle. While crossing the public road, Auguiste fell. Not realizing that Auguiste was lying on the road in the path of the coaster, the driver drove off causing injuries to the nine year old school girl,” Jno Baptiste reported. The report also notes that Auguiste was transported to the Marigot Hospital where she received medical attention before being transferred to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where she was seen by a medical doctor and admitted. Investigations are ongoing. The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force, through its PRO, wishes Auguiste a “speedy and full recovery”.last_img read more

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LISTEN: The Dawg Pod Episode 28

first_img Spencer German Related Topics2019 Cleveland Browns2019 NFL DraftBaker MayfieldfeaturedGreedy Williams Welcome into The Dawg Pod! A podcast (so cleverly named) to the Cleveland Browns. Every week, Spencer German and Tim Whalen of NEO Sports Insiders (https://www.neosportsinsiders.com/) will discuss the latest Cleveland Browns news AND they invite you to join the conversation.The guys return this week with their post-NFL Draft thoughts. What was their favorite Browns pick? Plus, what did they make of Greedy Williams “we’re going to the Super Bowl” remarks. Aside from the draft they talk Myles Garrett, Duke Johnson and in the midst of Marvel Mania wrap up the show by pairing Browns players with their Avengers character.last_img

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Alabama ranks third nationally in assistant salaries

first_imgAlabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin following the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday November 28, 2015. (Mickey Welsh / Montgomery Advertiser)Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin following the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday November 28, 2015. (Mickey Welsh / Montgomery Advertiser)TUSCALOOSA — Alabama’s football program continues to be among the nation’s leaders when it comes to paying top dollar to its assistant coaches.The Crimson Tide paid roughly $5.227 million to its nine on-field assistant coaches this season, according to an annual list compiled by USA Today, including the $1.5 million paid to longtime defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, who was introduced as Georgia’s next head coach on Monday.Only SEC West rivals LSU ($5.471 million) and Auburn ($5.342 million) paid more to their assistant coaches.Smart’s $1.5 million total compensation as Alabama’s defensive coordinator was tied for third nationally behind LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, who also made $1.5 million in base salary but earned $19,734 in “other pay” to eclipse Smart, and first-year Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp’s $1.6 million salary.Muschamp also joined Smart among the SEC head coaching ranks when he agreed to become South Carolina’s next head coach this weekend.Smart, who has said he plans to coach the Alabama defense during its run through the College Football Playoff, could earn additional bonuses reaching as high as $250,000 this season from Alabama.Smart agreed to a memorandum of understanding with Georgia that would pay him $3.75 million per season over six year.Among Alabama’s other assistant coaches, second-year offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin was second with a $680,000 salary, followed by offensive line coach Mario Christobal ($515,000), first-year defensive backs coach Mel Tucker ($500,000), defensive line coach Bo Davis ($475,000), special teams coach Bobby Williams ($440,840), linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi ($425,000), running backs coach Burton Burns ($345,050) and receivers coach Billy Napier ($340,000).All of Alabama’s assistants earned a 4-percent bonus for making the SEC championship game, and could earn additional 16 percent raises for winning the playoff semifinal against No. 3 Michigan State on Dec. 31, and an 18 percent bonus for winning the national championship, though the bonuses cannot exceed $250,000.With expected staff changes this offseason, including the addition of a new defensive coordinator, it’s unclear what that would mean for the Tide’s overall bottom line, though the Alabama administration has never shied away from paying its coaches top dollar under Saban, who is the highest paid head coach in the country at more than $7 million per season.last_img read more

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Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will become a stronger team next season

first_img The Citizens lost out to Arsenal in the semi-finals of the FA Cup Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola failed to understand how Raheem Sterling’s goal was ruled out but insists his side will become a stronger team next season.Sterling smashed home a rebound off Petr Cech in the first-half – but the ball was ruled to have drifted out of play beforehand from Leroy Sane’s cross. Replays suggested the linesman made the wrong call, which left the Spaniard bemused by the decision.“The linesman could not see that situation,” Guardiola said. “And to see that ball you have to be in line and when you are four or five metres away you cannot see it.“The game was the game and during 90 minutes in games like this, in a semi-final that is like a final, you cannot expect to control all the situations but we controlled most of the time.“They played long balls to (Olivier) Giroud, and used the counter attack with the quality of their players, set-pieces they are a tall team and they beat us.“We had a good performance, we played like you have to play a final. We did absolutely everything to play, like yesterday for example, like Tottenham, so it’s congratulations to Arsenal and Chelsea for a trip to the final.“We will improve next season, we’ll be stronger, all the games away against the Premier League teams.” 1last_img read more

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