Latino protesters to urge boycott of ‘The War’

first_img“As a historian I am offended.” In Los Angeles, protests are expected at the studios of KCET (Channel 28). PBS has defended its response to the initial criticism. “The producers have shown portions of these stories to audiences at screening events, including one at annual conference of the American GI Forum, a national organization for Latino veterans; the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive,” the company said in a statement on PBS.org. PBS also has said Burns was unable to find Latino veterans who would talk to him during the six years he spent reporting the documentary. But Maggie Rodriguez-Rivas, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said she has interviewed hundreds of Latino veterans for an oral history project. “He promised to celebrate America’s diversity,” Rivas-Rodriguez said. “While we are a part of the fabric of this country, too, yet our stories keep getting left out.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (818)713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hundreds of Latino veterans and grass-roots organizers are expected to stage protests across the country today urging a boycott of Ken Burns’ long-awaited World War II documentary. Latinos were angered months ago when it was revealed Burns had not included Latino or American Indian war veterans in his seven-part documentary “The War,” which begins at 8 p.m. today. While Public Broadcasting System officials said such footage was later added, for many Latino activists it was too little, too late. “If he would have gone to Google, he would have found at least 2 million hits on Mexicans in World War II, not to mention all the books and dissertations on the topic,” said Rodolfo Acu a, a founding professor of California State University, Northridge Chicano/Chicana Studies Department. last_img read more

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Atletico striker will be West Ham’s last summer signing, says Slaven Bilic

first_img Raul Jimenez West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed the club are on the verge of signing Raul Jimenez.The Atletico Madrid forward is set to arrive on a season-long loan as the Hammers attempt to strengthen their forward line.The Mexico international started just four La Liga games last season and is keen to gain more first-team opportunities.Jimenez should complete his switch before Sunday’s Premier League opener against Arsenal, but will not feature at the Emirates.And he will be the last arrival at Upton Park this summer, according to Bilic.“Jimenez is close. We hope to get it done today or tomorrow but he would not be ready for Sunday’s game,” said Bilic.“That would be it [for signings] then.” 1last_img

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Pair sentenced in videotaped theft of girl’s gold chain

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — A man and woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges in the videotaped robbery of a 5-year-old girl whose gold chain was ripped from her neck. The girl was sitting outside a Huntington Park meat market on Jan. 26 when a car pulled up, a man got out the passenger side, grabbed the chain, then got back into the car and left. Julio Cesar Beltran, 18, and Patricia Serrano, 31, each pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree robbery, Deputy District Attorney June Chung said. Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino sentenced both to two years in state prison. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Prosecutors said it was Beltran who jumped out of a car driven by Serrano and grabbed at two chains the girl wore around her neck. One was ripped off, leaving an eight-inch laceration on the back of her neck. Sheriff’s deputies recognized the man in the videotape and alerted Huntington Park detectives, the district attorney’s office said. At the time of the robbery, Serrano was out on bail in a case in which she is charged with one count of marijuana possession for sale. That case is pending.last_img read more

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Flood damage prevents petting zoo from reopening

first_imgThe Errigal View Petting Zoo has had to tell families the disappointing news that they cannot reopen this weekend due to flood damage. The petting zoo in Gaoth Dobhair was hit by flash floods on Tuesday 27th August. All the animals were taken to safely, but as heavy rain continued during the week, the owners were forced to close the farm to the public.It was hoped that Errigal View could reopen this weekend, but many parts of the zoo are still not ready for the public. “It was a lot worse that we thought,” owner Connie Gallagher told Donegal Daily.“The fencing is all damaged and the paths are unwalkable. We will try to open next week, but we want to tell people to follow our Facebook page for updates.”This video shows the extent of the flooding on Saturday: Video via Errigal View Pet ZooFlood damage prevents petting zoo from reopening was last modified: September 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:errigal view pet zooFLOODINGGweedorelast_img read more

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Tragic ‘tail’ comes to happy end for Barney the blind donkey

first_imgA dear little donkey called Barney has benefited from the kindness of animal lovers who raised over €14,800 to fund his sight-saving surgery.The abandoned donkey was recently taken in by the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary after being found wandering on the side of a hill.The terrified animal was blinded by cataracts and needed urgent surgery. But the cost of the treatment was putting the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary under extreme pressure. They appealed to their supporters to help contribute what they could to help with the surgery, aftercare and travel expenses.Barney’s story touched hundreds of people’s hearts and an incredible €14,821 was raised in just a few weeks.Barney underwent the vital surgery in England and vets are hopeful that he will soon see once again.Danny and Sandra Curran thanked all their supporters and said: “We are so excited for brave little Barney to have this miraculous chance to see properly once again.” “It is now over to his veterinary team to organise the next step in his journey.”Tragic ‘tail’ comes to happy end for Barney the blind donkey was last modified: November 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:barney the blind donkeydonegal donkey sanctuarylast_img read more

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Saving more lives from TB, faster

first_imgStandard sputum tests for drug-resistant tuberculosis can take months to come back from the laboratory. (Image: World Lung Foundation)In April 2009 the South African government will start rolling out a new test to diagnose multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), of which 16,000 cases were reported in 2007 alone. Doctors are hoping that the new rapid tests will get more patients on treatment and faster.The new test, called a line probe assay (LiPA), will allow diagnosis of drug-resistant TB in as little as one day, whereas standard sputum tests can take anywhere from weeks to months to come back from the laboratory.A new report on global TB control, released on Tuesday 24 March by the World Health Organisation (WHO), again put South Africa fourth in the world for the annual number of MDR cases reported. However, the country has boasted above-target case detection rates since 2003 – although there are still high rates of treatment default and patient death.Currently, the molecular test was only available via referral to a handful of laboratories and most of the major MDR centres, said Gerrit Coetzee, head of the TB referral laboratory at South Africa’s National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).Linda Erasmus, deputy head of the NHLS TB referral centre, said the government would begin rolling out the test to labs across the country, starting in Northern Cape.Many doctors expect the increased availability and sensitivity of the rapid test to improve MDR-TB patient outcomes, because faster test results would allow doctors to place more patients on appropriate treatment sooner, and reduce the risk of infecting others.“It is going to make huge difference, depending on how it’s used. It could mean we’d be able to identify patients with MDR immediately after their smear-positive results,” said Dr Gilles van Cutsem, coordinator of a TB and HIV project run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Cape Town.“We’ve used it in Khayelitsha [township near the city] and it has allowed us to put patients on treatment one to two months earlier.” Van Cutsem said the sensitivity of LiPA might also detect MDR cases that had escaped current tests.Drug-resistant TB shot onto the public health agenda in 2006, when 53 people died of extensively drug-resistant TB just over two weeks after they had been diagnosed with the disease at a small hospital in the town of Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu-Natal.The how and the how muchThe line probe assay detects the presence of strains of mycobacterium tuberculosis indirectly by amplifying DNA present in sputum with a polymerase chain reaction.The treated material is then visualised on a membrane strip by a colour reaction rather like a pregnancy test, with bands corresponding to different TB strains. LiPAs also detect resistance to rifampicin (a first-line drug used to treat TB), which often indicates multidrug-resistant TB.Prices negotiated between the manufacturers and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, a Swiss NGO, mean that LiPAs will be at least US$30 (R280) cheaper than conventional tests, said Dr Marti van der Walt, interim director of the Medical Research Council’s Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit.Most costs associated with rolling out the tests are likely to be once-off in the form of upgrades to laboratory infrastructure and equipment.Erasmus of the NHLS said implementing the new test would not be easy, and the technical skills of some laboratory staff would also have to be upgraded. Access to the test is still likely to evade almost 50% of those living with HIV.The sputum tests most commonly used to detect TB often fail to recognise the disease in HIV-infected patients, so a LiPA would have to be carried out on a culture, in which samples are cultivated in a special liquid and the test can take at least two weeks.Erasmus noted that 99% of South Africa’s laboratories did not have adequate infrastructure to conduct the test, which could make it difficult to implement in rural areas and was one of the reasons that doctors still needed more ways to test for TB and its drug-resistant strains.“With the test, you need to be absolutely certain there is no other contamination from other DNA … and the test is very prone to contamination, so you have to have a setting you can control,” said MSF’s Dr Gilles van Cutsem.“This test is good but it’s going to be very difficult to roll out in rural areas and in poorer countries,” he said. “We still need tests that are simpler and can be used at the primary care level.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comSource: Irin PlusNewsRelated articlesSA, US join to fight tuberculosis Incentive scheme for the poor Mobile HIV testing in KZN Big medicine from a little plant TB diagnosis breakthrough Useful linksNational Health Laboratory ServiceWorld Health OrganisationMédecins Sans Frontières South AfricaFoundation for Innovative New DiagnosticsMedical Research Councillast_img read more

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Mane ‘n Tail Hair Strengthener 178 ml : I would recommend!

first_imgBought this solution and definetly do not regret it, it smells wonderful and it genuinely does make your hair experience so substantially much better,softer and silker in just the to start with use. Moreover doesnt maje it greasey at all would advise it :).This merchandise was for my granddaughter who is mixed race and requires something distinctive for her hair and she is really delighted with this.This has designed these kinds of a big difference considering that the 1st use. My hair is shiny and doesnt brake like it employed to.This leaves your hair truly soft just test not to spray it at the roots. The scent is wonderful and not overpowering at all. I will purchase all over again though the initial bottle will final ages.This product appears excellent, i use it with the main and tail shampoo and conditioner and also the handcream and cuticle product.Mane ‘n Tail Hair Strengthener 178 ml : I know there is a lot in the press about celebrities using this product. But like any product its great for some and not for others depending on your hair type. I have fine long hair and it made it heavy. I am just in love with this merchandise, in reality i adore all mane n tail products but this 1 is my favorite. I smells divine, like strawberry jam:) and the feeling of it in hair, it truly is gorgeous. I certainly feel its supporting my hair mend by itself, soon after abusing it with bleach and colour and warmth. My hair feels sturdy and nourished. My finishes, in advance of i started utilizing this would crack of simply with my fingers, they had been that harmed. Now, this is not the case, (touch wood), and i hope it continues to provide its function and hold my hair healthful and powerful. Consider it, you is not going to be unhappy.A will have to get to assistance damaged hair. I wish i experienced observed this sooner , my hair is weakened from bleach and i dye it crimson (bright pink) this spray has actually served my hair devoid of generating it truly feel too comprehensive of goods as its only a gentle spray. I have been telling other folks at get the job done about it for the reason that for the dollars its fab.This is absolutely fantastic item it would make your hair so shiny and delicate. This is absolutely fantastic solution it can make your hair so shiny and comfortable be carfull , do not put a lot on as it actually does the job , on wet or dry hair only need to have to use a minimal little bit of it as it grabs to the hair , and woh it can make it glimpse great tender shinny , and silky thanks to mane n tail shine.The product or service arrived soon immediately after i’ve purchased it, thanks. I like the ‘leave-in’ strengthener and it will make my hair come to feel genuinely great and tender. I even now have to see the lengthy term influence still.Before applying this item my hair was slim and brittle but using this for about a month definitely strengthened my hair. It no more time feels frizzy and damaged but appears healthful and clean. I could not be additional happier with this solution and i will be receiving far more.I experienced quite broken hair from bleaching, it felt genuinely dry and tangled. Just a couple sprays of this for a several days built my hair sense so substantially more powerful, it minimizes frizz and has served mend a good deal of my split ends. Plus its smells excellent 🙂 would unquestionably recommend this product if you are having difficulties with harmed hair.Usually leave in spray is not always superior on my hair but this is fantastic together with its shampoo and conditioner.I have only a short while ago started utilizing this stuff so i are not able to say for sure how i truly feel about it just nonetheless but as it goes i am getting it very excellent. The initially detail i sense i should say is that it has a genuinely peculiar scent that i am not confident i will at any time get used to. It smells a little bit like soiled animals lined with the scent of strawberry. In some cases i am a little bit conscience when i put it on and go out as i experience like i scent like a farm. On the other hand in spite of this it can be essentially genuinely superior it leaves my hair sensation soft and manageable and can make brushing a good deal less difficult. I am not positive about the strengthening factor of it however as i however come across that loads of my hair falls out but getting stated that it is nevertheless early days.Also fantastic for moisturising scalp devoid of leaving it greasy if you are anxious about a dry flaky scalp like me.Truly good will invest in once more it has been terrific on my hair benefit for dollars excellent servie i found one thing thath is effective for me.Is a good go away-in conditioner and i do like the regularity of it. . With day-to-day use, it has remaining my hair gentle, and does not construct-up. This solution appears to be to accommodate my oily hair. Nonetheless i consider stars off since of it really is scent. It has the most foul medication strawberries odour. I will undoubtedly not be purchasing this product or service once more only because of to the revolting scent.I procured this merchandise for somebody and they advised me that this merchandise does fortify their hair and keeps it in very good condition, they are please with it and would retain on making use of it.This products makes my hair much better just like it claims. My hair feels lighter and it is shiny. This doesn”t make my hair greasy either so its wonderful cause i have fantastic hair and it can get greasy quickly with solutions in it.This is a brilliant spray, i have nodead finishes any more and my hair feels in wonderful ailment. Would advise on great hair that snaps quickly.My experience more powerful and seems to be a lot more shiny. It really is much better and i have fewer breakage. My daughter has began employing it as effectively. My wife enjoys running her fingers as a result of my hair but i will not permit her contact my hair with her filthy arms.For the previous pair months i’ve just begun utilizing the mane n tail items for my hair 🙂 it was already in fantastic issue – it was shiny, gentle and quite lengthy. The only negative point is that my hair broke very very easily which actually agitated me as i’ve been striving to increase my hair for the previous 2 yrs (it grows definitely slow). I have been applying this merchandise alongside with biotin and the mane n tail organic essentials shampoo & conditioner and my hair grows incredibly rapidly and no for a longer period breaks as considerably as it utilized to.My hair barely gets break up ends or breaks 🙂 it feels so a lot more more powerful and much healthier. An additional reward for this spray is that it smells like strawberries and cherries 🙂 helps make my hair odor so good.last_img read more

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Darjeeling shutdown to continue as ‘all-party’ meeting rejects State government’s talks offer

first_imgMamata asks concerned parties to attend all-party meeting An “all-party” meeting held in Darjeeling on Tuesday to discuss the Gorkhaland issue failed to offer any relief to the crisis in the hills. It was decided to continue with the indefinite shutdown, which has forced almost all the tourists to leave the town in West Bengal.The Hindu correspondent Vijaita Singh reports from New Delhi that even as the Gorkha parties’ meeting was on, the State government told the Centre that several cases had been registered against the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) for instigating violence in Darjeeling.The “all-party” meeting put the onus of restoration of normality on the State government. It said that none of the participant parties would take part in talks scheduled by the government for June 22 in Siliguri.They also unanimously decided that the GJM would withdraw from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, an elected body for the Darjeeling hills formed after the 2011 tripartite agreement. To take forward Gorkhaland demand, the meeting decided to form an all-India forum, details of which will be decided at their next meeting on June 24.   The meeting at the Darjeeling Gymkhana Club was attended by 14 representatives of various political parties and social organisations, including the GJM, Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists, Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha and the Gorkha Rashtriya Nirman Mancha. BJP MP absentThe GJM and other political parties in the hills have described the absence of Darjeeling BJP MP S.S. Ahluwalia at the time of the ongoing crisis as “unfortunate”.“On both occasions, the BJP has given its assurance that the party will sympathetically examine and appropriately consider the long-standing demand of the people of Darjeeling Terai and Dooars,” Mr. Chettri said.Representatives of the GNLF and the JAP said it was time the BJP made its stand clear on the Gorkhaland issue. Security personnel patrol a road during GJM strike in Darjeeling  | Photo Credit: PTI  The hills witnessed a near total shutdown on June 19 due to the indefinite strike.’Setback to economy’Former GJM MLA and president of the Jan Andolan party (JAP) Harka Bahadur Chettri said, “The demand for Gorkhaland is a democratic demand and the movement for it has to be democratic. By enforcing shutdown, we are crippling the economy of the hills.”West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who left for the Netherlands during the day, called for peace in the hills. “Instead of playing with fire, try to safeguard peace. Solutions through meetings and dialogues can happen only if peace is maintained,” she said.GJM president Bimal Guru, who attended the funeral of the deceased in Saturday’s firing, said the movement in the hills would intensify. He blamed the Chief Minister for the violence.Also Readlast_img read more

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Yechury condemns RNI cancelling registration of CPI(M) mouthpiece in Tripura

first_imgFor the first time since it became a daily in 1979, the Daily Desher Katha — the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the second largest circulated daily in Tripura — was off the stands on Tuesday.Reason: hours after the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) issued the certificate of registration for the daily, it was withdrawn at 10 p.m. on Monday based on inputs from the State administration.The RNI order, signed by Additional Press Registrar K. Satish Nambudiripad, said the certificate was withdrawn after the sub-divisional magistrate of Sadar West, Tripura, cancelled the “authentication as recorded by him over the declaration made in Form 1.”Change in ownershipShyamal Debnath, an RTI activist, had in May complained to District Magistrate Sandeep Mahatme saying that the daily had changed its ownership without informing the RNI. He said that the print line used to read ‘Published by Tripura State Committee of CPI(M)’. But in March, before the Assembly election result, the print line changed to ‘Published by Daily Desher Katha Trust’ from its office in Agartala’s Melarmath locality.CPI(M) central committee member and former Editor of the daily Gautam Das, however, claimed that the administration had been informed about changes in ownership at every stage.’Highly condemnable’“This is highly commendable and autocratic decision of BJP-led Tripura government. This is suppression of democracy,” CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury told The Hindu.The CPI(M) will be holding a protest against this decision.The party has been consistently flagging the violence inflicted on its cadres allegedly by right wing activists in Tripura. In a recent Polit Bureau meeting held on September 26 too, the party had raised the issue.last_img read more

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SBSP to take call on alliance with BJP tomorrow

first_imgThe Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party will hold a meeting on Monday to decide whether to continue its alliance with the BJP for the general election. “An important meeting of party workers has been convened in Lucknow on April 1 in which the strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha election and continuation in the government will be finalised,” SBSP general secretary Arun Rajbhar said on Saturday. Suggestions of the party workers will be taken on these important issues, after which a final decision will be taken, said Mr. Rajbhar, who is the son of Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar.Mr. Rajbhar said that the BJP was ‘overconfident’ about returning to power at the Centre, adding that it would get a reality check after the election results were out.People’s support The SBSP leader claimed that the popularity and people’s support to the SBSP was much more than the Nishad Party, citing the votes polled by the two parties in the previous elections. Earlier, the SBSP had said it was making preparations to contest 53 Lok Sabha seats on its own.last_img read more

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