Ukraine photo exhibit: Suffering and resistance in the Donbass

first_imgHuntington, N.Y. — “Ukraine: Behind the Red Line,” a photographic display of the war in Ukraine, documents the devastation of the lives of the people in the Donbass region as well as the organized resistance in Donbass to the junta regime in Kiev.Armed men and women who make up the people’s militias supported by the people of East Ukraine are shown standing in defense of the residents of the cities and villages under siege by the U.S.-sponsored coup regime. The images provide graphic testimony to the suffering of people of the region who are living and dying under the bombs and military attacks of the neo-Nazi Kiev government.The photos, taken by photojournalists in Russia and Ukraine, were prepared by Rossiya Segodnya, a multimedia international information agency and displayed here Aug. 22 at the Huntington Community Arts Center. The International Action Center and the United National Antiwar Coalition presented the exhibition.The exhibit was a focus of intense discussion, The Community Arts Center has a long history of showing groundbreaking films and conducting discussions of critical political and social issues. Audiences are thoughtful and serious, and often consist of support movements for social justice.One older woman stood near a photo of a mother in Donetsk saying goodbye to her daughter who was leaving for safety in Crimea. Shaking her head, the viewer says: “She looks like my daughter! She looks like me!”An elderly man whose grandparents came from Kiev said: “I thought they tossed the Nazis out 70 years ago! Why is the U.S. supporting this regime?”People walked slowly by the photographs and compared the scenes of destruction and the anguished faces to similar scenes from Gaza. Many asked questions because they thought the corporate U.S. media were hiding something: the truth.A woman from Yugoslavia said: “These NATO wars started in Yugoslavia! Look at that grandmother hiding in her cellar amidst the canned vegetables! This is criminal! So sad! The U.S. is ­responsible!”“These pictures,” said a woman from Guyana, “are beautiful and terrible. People need to see them and to understand what is happening.”The exhibit will be traveling to New York City; Albany, N.Y.; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Los Angeles in the coming weeks. The New York meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Solidarity Center at 147 West 24th Street in Manhattan.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Church of Scientology Pasadena Hosts Forum to Tackle Teen Drug Abuse

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty More than 80 civic, community and religious leaders representing over a dozen groups and associations attended a Truth About Drugs Prevention Forum on April 20 at the Church of Scientology of Pasadena. The purpose: to tackle rising teen drug abuse in the Pasadena area.Speakers included Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca; Sergeant Mark Cripe and Jesse Mendoza of the Sheriff’s VIDA program for at-risk youth; Gary Moody, President of Pasadena NAACP; Tarik Ross of the Amer-I-Can program; Jessica Ruiz and Porfirio Frausto of the Flintridge Foundation; Dr. Nicholas Benson, Vice President of the Ecumenical Council Pasadena Area Congregations; and Bob Adams of the Church of Scientology International.Teen drug abuse in Pasadena—Cause for alarmAccording to the most recent California Healthy Kids Survey for the Pasadena Unified School District, 19 percent of 7th graders and 33 percent of 11th graders surveyed are “current AOD (alcohol and other drugs) users”—they have used alcohol or illicit drugs in the past 30 days.Concerted effort needed“Our community’s greatest wealth is our ability and willingness to truly help one another,” said Eden Stein, President of the Church of Scientology of Pasadena. “Working together, we can save the lives and futures of our youth.”Results from Truth About DrugsThe Truth About Drugs is a drug education and prevention program supported by the Church of Scientology. Because of the effectiveness of its educational materials, many Los Angeles County groups and organizations have adopted the program, several of whom shared their experience with forum attendees.Sergeant Mark Cripe, county-wide director of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department VIDA program (Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives), spoke of the results he and his deputies have achieved using the Truth About Drugs curriculum with at-risk youth and youth who have turned to drugs and crime. He said he uses the Truth About Drugs program because it is â€œthe best.”Jesse Mendoza, Director of Victory Outreach Youth Activities for South Los Angeles, told attendees why he uses the Truth About Drugs in his work. He particularly values the public service announcements and feature-length documentary, The Truth About Drugs: Real People, Real Stories.Over the past 10 years, Dr. Nicholas Benson has graduated 5,000 inmates from the halfway house he runs. He learned of the Truth About Drugs program and put it to use in weekly drug education classes. Drug and alcohol problems were significant factors in what went wrong in the lives of most of his residents and the curriculum helps them examine their own circumstances and make important decisions for the future.The Church of Scientology has published a brochure, Scientology: How We Help —The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, to meet requests for more information about the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. To learn more or read a copy of the brochure, visit the Scientology website.Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The planet has hit a barrier which prevents any widespread social progress—drugs and other biochemical substances. These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.”The Church of Scientology supports the Truth About Drugs, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention campaigns. It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates drop commensurately. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News More Cool Stuffcenter_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Faith & Religion News Church of Scientology Pasadena read more

Donegal GAA Chairman appeals for refocus on public health guidelines

first_img Previous articleFocus shifts to extra supports for Donegal to reduce Covid numbersNext articleYellow wind and rain warning issued as unsettled weather expected News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Donegal GAA Chairman appeals for refocus on public health guidelines WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Google+ Donegal Chairman Mick McGrathDonegal GAA has released an official statement asking Gaels throughout the county to adhere to all current Covid-19 restrictions.The club will lead the challenge by encouraging all its members to refocus the regulations, the awareness, and the well advertised prevention methods.Chairman of Donegal GAA says the county has continued to maintain a figure of unacceptable new cases, due to a careless attitude by the minority.Michael McGrath is appealing and pleading through the many connections within the GAA Clubs and families to refocus and follow the advise on social gatherings:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Official Statement available on the link provided – By News Highland – May 2, 2021 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Announce 3-Night Spring Run

first_imgOn Tuesday, former Grateful Dead keyboardist Bruce Hornsby announced an upcoming three-night run of shows throughout the Northeast with his Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers outfit.The six-piece ensemble will open their brief concert run with a show at Boston, MA’s The Wilbur on Thursday, April 25th, followed by a show at Ridgefield, CT’s Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, April 26th, before bringing the jaunt to a close with a stop at Kingston, NY’s Ulster County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 27th.Hornsby’s only other currently-scheduled performance is an appearance at BeachLife Festival, Redondo Beach, CA’s inaugural “first-of-its-kind coastal event” in early May. The festival will also feature scheduled performances from Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, Brian Wilson with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin, Willie Nelson & Family, Ziggy Marley, As The Crow Flies, Violent Femmes, Steel Pulse, Grace Potter, Blues Traveler, Slightly Stoopid, Chevy Metal, Sugar Ray, Donavon Frankenreiter, Keller Williams Grateful Grass and many more.A fan pre-sale for Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers’ upcoming shows begins this Thursday, February 14th at 10 a.m. EST here (no code needed). Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. EST.last_img

Daughter arrested after mom goes missing in Vero Beach

first_imgThe Indian River County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public that a Carmelina Kohler was missing, last seen by her husband on Monday.Authorities say Carmelina and her adopted daughter Crystal Marie Kohler were heading to a nail salon on 12th Street and US 1, however, Crystal returned to their home in Carmelina’s blue van without Carmelina.Police say they found Carmelina’s phone on 27th Avenue and Aviation Boulevard, but she had no reason to be there.Now, the adopted daughter of Carmelina has been arrested in Vero Beach. She was arrested and charged with Grand Theft Auto and driving with a suspended license.Carmelina is still missing. She is described as 5’7” tall and weighing 160 pounds. She has shoulder length red and brown hair. The van she was driving is a 2018 Blue Chrysler Pacifica with the Florida license plate MATLAA.last_img

Raiders mailbag: ‘How many years till a winning season lol’

first_imgI say [email protected]: Why is Jared Cook off the field so often?The Raiders ran the ball 33 times for 152 yards against the Cardinals, both single-game highs this season. Lee Smith and Derek Carrier are more run-blocking … Time for only the second post-victory mailbag of the season, folks. How does that sound?In this one, we talk Jared Cook’s usage, the 2019 running back situation, Tom Cable and much more.Let’s get it [email protected]__wavypuz: How many years till a winning season lollast_img

49ers training camp: Highlights from Sunday’s practice

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo turned to his right and fired a completion to running back Tevin Coleman near the right sideline. Instantly, linebacker Kwon Alexander arrived on the scene. Alexander celebrated, and rightfully so.While so much attention is on Garoppolo’s comeback from an anterior cruciate ligament tear, Alexander is on his own ACL comeback, one that started a month after the quarterback’s.How is Alexander feeling?“I feel legendary,” he replied. “Just getting back out there with …last_img

Feather Mistake: Dinosaurs Were Mostly Scaly

first_img(Visited 66 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Some paleontologists have been going overboard with dino-feathers.“Feathers were the exception, not the rule” says Nature News in a paradigm-correction move.  “Survey of dinosaur family tree finds that most had scaly skin like reptiles.”  Matt Kaplan doesn’t doubt that birds are evolved dinosaurs, but reports that the field needs a reality check:Birds evolved from dinosaurs, and dinosaur fossils are often covered with impressions of feathers, which made some palaeontologists speculate whether feathers were a common trait that appeared early in their history. Now a team analysing feathers on the overall dinosaur family tree argues this is taking things too far.Surprisingly, it’s been the ornithischian dinosaurs (“bird-hipped”) that were scaly, and the saurischian (“lizard-hipped”) that supported the “feathered dinosaur” claims.  Evidence of “integumentary structures” on ornithiscians have been rare exceptions.  Paul Barrett (Natural History Museum, London) and a colleague made a database of all known dinosaur skin impressions to show that scales were the rule throughout the family tree.The findings provide “a valuable reality check for all of us who have been enthusiastic about suggesting dinosaurs were primitively feathered”, says Richard Butler, a palaeontologist at the University of Birmingham, UK, who was not associated with the study.Butler added that there are not any known “primitive dinosaurs from the late Triassic and early Jurassic” to answer the question of the origin of feathers.As we reported before (list), the scattered appearance of “feathers” (actually, not flight feathers except on real birds) on the dinosaur “family tree” creates real problems for evolution, making paleontologists retreat to the lifeboat of “convergent evolution” to explain their independent appearances (5/28/13).  If you can’t imagine a flying triceratops or ultrasaurus, go to the movies, where imagination cures data problems.  Darwin would have loved Smaug in Hobbit II.last_img

SEA Games: Ice hockey makes splash in tropics, puddles and all

first_imgMOST READ Keeping the ice frozen isn’t easy in Malaysia, a steamy, winterless country where snow is unheard of, temperatures rarely dip below 20 degrees C (68 F) and humidity hovers at 80 percent.READ: Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockeyFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Malaysia’s coach, former Hungarian international Kristof Kovago, said his players were used to a bit of water on the rink — and even saw it as an advantage.“It is common in Southeast Asia because the weather is way too hot and very humid, and there are a lot of people inside (the venue), so it’s very difficult to keep the temperature down,” he said. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program View comments “We’re used to it, that’s our advantage actually. We’ve practized a lot in this kind of situation,” Kovago explained.READ: Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockey “It’s more sticky, so the puck will not slide. So a lot of times, you try to control the puck and you’ve just lost it because it will get stuck in the water.“So it’s not really an advantage but we got used to it, so we learned to play in these kind of conditions.”Turning up the heatADVERTISEMENT In this photo taken with a tilt and shift lens, Indonesia’s players warm-up before their ice hockey match against Malaysia during the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANPuddles on the rink didn’t dampen enthusiasm as ice hockey made its Southeast Asian Games debut in tropical Malaysia, a country with no winter months but with ambitions in winter sports.As the hosts beat Indonesia 10-3 in the first SEA Games ice hockey game, marshalls with squeegees had to mop up water after the ice started to melt in the first period.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gamescenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Sunday’s game was at Kuala Lumpur’s brand new national ice skating stadium, in the heart of a suburban shopping mall which remains partially under construction.The rink, described by Indonesia’s coach Gary Tan as the best in Southeast Asia, has had a few teething problems and it was previously blanketed by a thick fog, before staff adjusted the temperature settings.On Sunday the rink was ringed by hundreds of enthusiastic fans, raising the temperature beyond normal levels.READ: Philippine ‘Mighty Ducks’ sets out to shock in SEA Games“In the first period they found it difficult to skate but eventually they were able to skate well and overall the play was quite good,” said Hisham Yahaya, Malaysia’s team leader.“They’re used to soft ice. The ice here isn’t very hard but they’re able to adjust.”Ice hockey remains in its infancy in Southeast Asia and is usually played by small groups of enthusiasts.Indonesia’s team have only been together for a matter of months, and they are playing only their second tournament after making their debut at this year’s Asian Winter Games in Japan.READ: 29th SEA Games officially open in Kuala Lumpur“This is a milestone in the bigger development of this super-beautiful sport, ice hockey,” said Indonesia’s captain, Jonathan Sudharta. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey “Asia is not known for ice games but I think this is a great milestone to develop this even further in the future.”He added: “It’s a beautiful rink compared to what we have in Indonesia, so we don’t want to complain about the wet or anything.”Tan, Indonesia’s coach, also brushed off any concerns about the surface, saying a few puddles were “normal” in Asia.“I’m happy for the development of the sport of ice hockey. It’s a stepping stone, we waited a long time for this,” he said.Figure skating and speed skating will also make their debut at the SEA Games, a biennial competition read more

9 months agoReal Madrid chief Butragueno on Isco: I won’t question Solari

first_imgReal Madrid chief Butragueno on Isco: I won’t question Solariby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno refused to comment on Isco’s situation after victory at Real Betis.Real coach Santiago Solari left the midfielder on the bench for the 2-1 win.”It’s a decision of Solari, I should not enter it,” replied Butragueno when asked about Isco.”A coach makes those decisions and belongs to his world, I insist, we should not enter.”On new signing Brahim Diaz, he added: “He’s a boy with a lot of personality, we have a lot of hope in him, we have to give him time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img