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This Is What It Means To Be A VIP At Fool’s Paradise

first_imgLoad remaining images Aside from the stellar lineup, one thing that makes Fool’s Paradise so special is the intimacy. From the small amphitheatre in St. Augustine to the one-on-one time between artists and fans, the two-day Florida vacation is more than just a musical event. From artist-led excursions to late-night shows at the Elk’s Lodge, there’s nothing quite like Fool’s Paradise.The only thing better than attending as a fan is going as a VIP. The Fool’s Paradise VIP program will have you stylin’ from the moment you check in through your first #TBT memories. The golden wristband will: provide you with priority access to the pit area in front of the stage and to the reserved searing area in front of the soundboard. Note: the rest of the venue is all General Admission, so this reserved seating is prime.On Saturday evening, there will be an exclusive happy hour with the bands. This is your chance to ask them anything, give them a cheers or high-five, and take as many photos as you’d like. This lineup is more than willing to spend time with their fans and are excited for this opportunity to become friends.Your VIP wristband will also give you discounted alcoholic beverages in a private tiki bar area. Lines are never an issue here! You will also receive an official AJ Masthay original print Fool’s Paradise poster and t-shirt.Whether you prefer to watch the show from the pit area in front of the stage or the reserved VIP seating area in front of the soundboard, you get first access to both. Add discounted alcoholic beverages, exclusive happy hour with the bands, and an official Fool’s Paradise poster and t-shirt, and you’re golden! Check out the gallery below for a taste of what it’s like to fly VIP with Fool’s Paradise. For more information, head here.One (1) 2-Day VIP Ticket ($212.50):Priority Access to Pit Area & SeatingDiscounted BeveragesExclusive Happy Hour with ArtistsFool’s Paradise Poster & T-ShirtLooking for places to stay?“Fools For Love” Hotel VIP Packages are still available, which include 2-Day VIP ticket(s) to show (for each person in package), free access to the late-night shows, priority access to pit area and seating, discounted beverages, exclusive happy hour with artists, and a very special Fool’s Paradise poster & t-shirt designed by AJ Masthay. You can purchase the Hotel “Fool For Love” VIP package here.There is also a “Fools For Trees” VIP Camping Package, which includes 2-Day VIP ticket(s) to show (for each person in package), campsite for 4 persons with parking for 2 vehicles, free access to the late-night shows, priority access to pit area and seating, discounted beverages, exclusive happy hour with artists, and a very special Fool’s Paradise poster & t-shirt designed by AJ Masthay. You can purchase the Camping “Fool For Trees” VIP package here.last_img read more

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Making the world a better place by giving the Japanese a voice

first_img Read Full Story From fertilizer plants in Turkmenistan to nickel smelting in the Philippines, Kanoko Kamata’s consulting work for Environmental Resources Management  (ERM) has taken her across the globe to provide a full spectrum of environmental and social assessments for Japanese and multi-national automotive, chemical, and electronic companies. Selected as one of the Ash Center’s two 2011-12 Roy and Lila Ash Fellows in Democracy, Kamata hopes her background at ERM as well as her interest in public deliberation will inform her future goals to motivate Japanese citizens to become more active in the policymaking process, especially as it relates to environmental and social sustainability.In the Philippines, Kamata performed a complete environmental and social assessment of a nickel mine transitioning into a smelting plant. As nickel mines typically cause deforestation and erosion, Kamata reviewed the company’s plans to revitalize the natural habitat while adhering to strict regulations such as water safety and the proper resettlement of the area’s native residents.“I am proud of my achievements and was engaged by my work,” said Kamata, “but I have become increasingly disillusioned by Japan’s inadequate laws and my country’s opaque policy process.” She believes that the Japanese business community wields too much power, aiding in the creation of diluted ecological regulations and policies that lack the necessary strength to truly reduce the country’s waste and emissions. “Japan’s future is bleak if we continue down this path of weak environmental and social regulations and an unengaged citizenry,” said Kamata.last_img read more

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Trials for a global university

first_imgThe Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the United States for at least several months has stirred a hornet’s nest of concern internationally, including at Harvard, as a global university.Harvard President Drew Faust, along with deans from across the University’s professional Schools, issued strong statements over the weekend supporting international students and faculty. Echoing a turbulent response to the policy across much of the nation, some Harvard students, faculty, and staff organized demonstrations and campus discussions in protest.Harvard officials have scheduled a town hall session on the travel issue for Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Science Center B. Also, members of the Harvard  Immigration and Refugee Clinic program at the Law School will address a noon town hall at the School, in a location to be determined.At least two Harvard affiliates have been barred from entering the United States.Faust sent a letter to the Harvard community on Sunday afternoon, underscoring the University’s ongoing commitment to internationalism, and the pivotal role that the presence of scholars and students from other nations plays in helping Harvard and other American institutions to thrive.“It fuels the capacities of universities to spur innovation, to advance scholarship and scientific discovery, and to help address society’s hardest challenges,” Faust wrote.“In times of unsettling change, we look toward our deepest values and ideals. Among them is the recognition that drawing people together from across the nation and around the world is a paramount source of our University’s strength.”Her letter also highlighted Harvard’s support of the DREAM Act, an acronym for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, and the immigration policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as well as the work being done by the Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic program in support of undocumented students.She also unveiled a plan for Harvard to appoint a full-time Muslim chaplain. Under the plan, which was the result of months of internal discussion as well as a longtime goal of Muslim students and alumni, the search for a chaplain will be led by a University-wide committee of students, faculty, and staff chaired by Harvard Divinity School Professor Ousmane Kane.“I think it’s really very important and timely, particularly since the Muslim community and the students feel a great sense of marginalization or persecution with what is happening” nationally, said Kane, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society.Kane said the committee would seek someone who can support members of the Muslim community at Harvard and also enlighten the wider community about the Islamic faith. “To have that person as a staff member of the University shows its commitment to enlightening people about Islam,” said Kane, adding, “The fact that the president is establishing this position is a very strong statement.”Halah Ahmad, a Harvard senior and former president of the Harvard Islamic Society, said creating the new position was a welcome step.“We have felt for a long time that there is just a spiritual vacuum and lack of institutional support for Muslims at Harvard,” said Ahmad, adding that the new chaplain will help make the case “not just for the Muslim community but for the value of religious life on campus more broadly.”Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, and a strong supporter of the new chaplaincy, said Muslim students at Harvard “bear a heavy burden of religious intolerance and ignorance. A full-time Muslim chaplain can serve as a steady and comforting presence, helping students to navigate the challenges of our current political climate at this formative juncture in their lives.”As the federal policy change took hold, the Harvard International Office reached out to all international scholars and students in the University community to help them understand the implications of the executive action as it rolled out, providing guidance and resources as needed. In addition, Harvard Global Support Services contacted all students and scholars in its travel registry to inform them about the policy’s implications.Across campus, as the School week began, Harvard scholars, faculty, students, and staff continued to react to Friday’s executive order. Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government Michael Sandel, whose popular course “Justice” asks students to think through complicated moral dilemmas, said the new order undercuts long-held American values and could incite fear and uncertainty.“The cruelty of the executive order, its betrayal of American ideals, and the chaos and confusion it has sown have the world wondering: Is a great and generous democracy teetering toward tyranny? This, sadly, has become the central political question of our time,” said Sandel.Harvard’s deans stayed in touch with their communities. In a note to the Harvard Business School family, Dean Nitin Nohria, himself an immigrant, said he was distressed by the decision and was working with others “as best we can to understand the implications for our community of this new order.”“Harvard Business School, throughout its history, has welcomed students, faculty, and staff from every part of the world. We have thrived as a result of the international diversity of experiences, perspectives, and beliefs that come together in our classrooms and on our campus.”Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley sent an email to his community that struck a similar tone and emphasized the importance of being able to bring scholars from around the world together to work on “advancing knowledge and improving lives.”“Collaboration among scholars from throughout the world contributes greatly to positive change in medicine, science, society, and humanity,” Daley wrote.“We will do all within our power to care for one another, to protect one another, and to make our values meaningful at this challenging time,” wrote Martha Minow, the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean of the Law School. “The reality and vitality of religious pluralism stands at the center of who we are at HDS,” wrote Dean David N. Hempton of the Divinity School, who is also an immigrant. “We are a strong community,” assured Dean James Ryan of the School of Education.“As you know, treating people differently based on their religion is antithetical to the values of the Kennedy School and the University, so this action worries me greatly,” wrote Dean Douglas Elmendorf of the Kennedy School. “We can and we must ensure that our School and the University continue to fight against bigotry and xenophobia in all their forms,” said Michelle Williams, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and an immigrant.“Harvard’s diversity is our strength,” wrote Rakesh Khurana, the Danoff Dean of Harvard College, in an email to students, “just as the diversity of this nation is its strength.”  Mike Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, said in his email that “In this moment of uncertainty, I write to reinforce a deep commitment to our unique community of scholars that comes to Cambridge from all over the world to pursue this mission with the shared goal of making the world a better place.” Dean Xiao-Li Meng of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) wrote, “Thanks to the welcoming and nurturing culture I experienced both in America and at Harvard as an international GSAS student from China, I was able to grow from a narrowly trained college graduate to someone who has been honored with the responsibility of leading GSAS, the most international School at Harvard.”For their part, students gathered by the Harvard Square T stop on Friday afternoon in support of fellow members of the Harvard community. Some students also took part in a demonstration in Boston’s Copley Square on Sunday, and members of the Harvard College Iranian Association, the Harvard Islamic Society, the Society of Arab Students, and the Harvard Pakistan Student Association planned an evening of cultural and spoken-word performances for Monday evening to protest the order.Reacting to the ban, Ahmad, whose father is a Palestinian immigrant, said she fears what the order will mean for her family and friends. She added that the outpouring of support she has seen over the past few days is encouraging, but that more needs to be done.“We can’t just protest,” she said. “We need to take strategic action and use our skills and our positions and our writing and our art to communicate to people who think alike, and also to people who think differently.”Labeling the executive order “sweeping in its effects and cruel in its application,” Maggie Morgan, a fellow at the Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, wrote in an email that it potentially violated “our obligations under the International Refugee Convention, and our domestic-asylum law.” Any refugees arriving on U.S. soil are entitled, she wrote, to “credible fear” interviews to determine whether they should be permitted to remain to apply for asylum.“To return refugees to their home countries where their lives are at risk is in clear violation of our treaty obligations, as well as our statutory law,” said Morgan. “It also places many lives at risk and prolongs suffering.”Members of the clinic have been providing legal assistance to refugees stuck at Logan International Airport and will be hosting information sessions and know-your-rights clinics, in addition to opposing the order on policy and legal grounds.last_img read more

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Harvard Museums of Science & Culture fetes 300,000th visitor

first_img Read Full Story For the first time, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) topped 300,000 visitors in a single year since its formation in 2012.Dayu Huang of Boston, a Research Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was greeted by HMSC Executive Director Jane Pickering on June 25.  Surrounded by family, museum staff, and balloons, Huang was given a household membership and a special gift from the Harvard Museum of Natural History shop as reward for being the 300,000th visitor since July 1, 2017. Vanilla and raspberry-lemon cakes were served to mark the milestone.The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture is a partnership of four Harvard museums — representing six institutions — designed to coordinate captivating programming for all ages, permanent galleries, and dynamic rotating exhibits. Together, these institutions (Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Mineralogical & Geological Museum, Harvard Semitic Museum, Harvard University Herbaria, Museum of Comparative Zoology, and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology) look after more than 28,500,000 objects that represent Earth’s history, life, and cultures.“HMSC invites visitors to connect with Harvard University’s distinctive collections and vital research on human civilizations, biodiversity, and the history of Earth and science,” said Pickering. “We look forward to welcoming the next 300,000 visitors to the galleries.”Since HMSC’s inception in 2012, there have been more than 1.5 million visitors to the four public museums, resulting in a 38.5 percent increase in attendance. More than 2,000 attended the free annual Summer Solstice event, with live music, activities, and free admission to all four museums. And HMSC has served over 250,000 K–12 students in the past six years.last_img read more

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Estate planning

first_imgFor many families the farm is their family heritage. However, transferring the farming enterprise from one generation to the next or from one owner to another can be complicated, time-consuming and emotional. An up-coming workshop will help.There are ways to organize the process of decision-making that protect farm productivity and preserve family relationships.June 26 in Thomson, Ga.Through a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency, several partners are joining forces to present information on farm and estate planning on June 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Best Western White Columns Inn in Thomson, Ga. Presenters will include William F. Hammond, an attorney specializing in tax and estate planning; John Sunday of the Georgia Forestry Commission; Frank Malcolm, a CLU financial planner; and Keith Kightlinger, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension economist. The speakers will cover topics like the attorney’s role, practical tax considerations, forest legacy/conservation easements, long-term health care and the importance of farm records. Each speaker will take questions following his presentation, and the day will conclude with a panel discussion.Pre-registration requiredPartners in the workshop are Central Savannah River RC&D, UGA Extension, the Georgia Forestry Commission and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Pre-registration is required by June 19. For more information about the workshop or to register, contact the Wilkes County Extension office at (706) 678-2332.last_img read more

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Navy Advisory Team Arrives In Chile

first_imgBy Dialogo May 18, 2010 A specialized team of experts in naval salvage and industrial recovery arrived in Chile to provide reconstruction expertise May 11. Deputy Commander of Naval Facilities and Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Deputy Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Albert Garcia and Commander of Naval Surface Warfare Center Rear Adm. Jim Shannon arrived in Chile with the 10-person team. The team consisting of shipyard, dry-docking and diving and salvage experts from Naval Sea Systems Command and waterfront shore facility experts from NAVFAC will be working with the Chilean navy to share their insight into reconstruction efforts of Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR, shipyards and armories of the Chilean navy) Talcahuano, a shipyard located in the Bay of Concepcion. ASMAR, is a state-owned company, belonging to the military and defense industries in which it constructs and repairs Chilean navy ships as well as domestic and internationally owned ships. The shipyard was damaged by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Feb. 27. This is the second time the Chilean government has requested the assistance of an advisory team from the U.S. Navy since the earthquake and tsunami. The first team assisted the Chilean navy with an initial damage assessment of Naval Base Talcahuano and the shipyard. For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusns/.last_img read more

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An Example of Interoperability, Partnership, and Understanding

first_imgAn exercise like PANAMAX shows how our regional partners stay abreast of 21st-century threats and evolve over the years to train on these threats as potentially encountered in today’s land, sea, air, and cyber environments. This military exercise is designed to execute stability operations under the authorization of a United Nations Security Council Resolution to defend a globally important waterway. The exercise provides interoperability training for the participating multinational staffs and builds participating nation capability to plan and execute complex multinational operations in addition to developing and sustaining relationships, while fostering friendly cooperation and understanding among participating forces. Last year, the military and security forces of 16 nations came together in August in San Antonio, Texas, as well as locations in Mayport and Miami, Florida, Mississippi, and the Caribbean Sea for seven days of military exercises as part of PANAMAX 2014. Here, nations demonstrated regional partnership, solidarity with the Government of Panama, and integration of military capabilities. Nations used simulations to command and control multinational sea, air, cyber, and land forces defending the vital waterway and surrounding areas against threats from violent extremism, natural disasters, and pandemic outbreaks as well as to practice common multinational military integration for different types of threats that could affect the stability of the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most important economic structures located nearly 2,600 miles away. By Dialogo June 25, 2015 Hi, greetings. I am an official in the Panamanian Chancery, I participated in PANAMAX 2014 and I would like to publish and share this article on my LinkedIn site, but I don’t see any direct link. If possible, could you help me to do this, in Spanish and English, if it is viable according to your security criteria. Thank you, regards. Keep the hard work!!!Congrats.Ernesto E. Cerrud Herrera, Minister of Foreign Relations, Panama New Horizons, held in Honduras in 2015, is a U.S Air Forces South-led exercise focused on improving the joint training readiness of U.S. military members, partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals, and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias, FA-HUM, is a regionally-oriented Tabletop Exercise conducted and designed to build partner nation capacity to respond to a major disaster and to strengthen hemispheric cooperation and collaboration between regional humanitarian entities and military/security forces in Latin America and the Caribbean. FA-HUM 2015 will take place in Honduras. Tradewinds, an annual exercise directed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, is conducted in cooperation with Caribbean Basin Partner Nations. The exercise is designed to improve cooperation and interoperability of Partner Nations in responding to regional security threats. U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, in Miami, is the executive agent for the exercise. Throughout the region, there are multiple examples of multinational exercises where interoperability with different types of military capabilities occurs. One of these is Beyond the Horizons (BTH), which during the 2015 exercise cycle in El Salvador, was led by U.S. Army South as a combined exercise with the host government, where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals worked hand-in-hand with their counterparts from El Salvador on training and to provide humanitarian services. The purpose of BTH is to conduct civic assistance and medical and engineering support to show U.S. support and commitment to El Salvador. In 2015, there was also an iteration of the exercise in Panama. During the PANAMAX exercise, the multinational task force integrated employment of a B-52 long-range, subsonic, jet-powered aircraft to support maritime detection and monitoring. This was significant for our regional partnership since it was the first time in three years that a strategic military asset was employed during exercise scenarios, providing regional partners the opportunity to practice integration and enhance interoperability with other military capabilities. These events enable partners to work close to each other while respecting their sovereignty, but most of all allow partner nations to learn from each other and share experiences to improve their own capabilities.last_img read more

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Thousands Protest Police Killings of Eric Garner & Michael Brown in New York City

first_imgOthers spoke in general terms about police tactics, decrying so-called “broken-windows” policing, which focuses on low-level crimes.Andrew Austin, 40, of Brooklyn, who was marching with the advocacy group Vocal New York near the Brooklyn Bridge told the Press he’s spent a total of 18 years behind bars for drug arrests and a robbery that he said he did not commit.“The justice system is broken,” he said. “I’ve been through the justice system my whole life, and once you’re in, it’s a revolving door. It’s set up that way. Minorities are set up to be in it for the rest of our lives. For low-level crimes.”“They say you’re innocent until you’re proven guilty,” he continued, “the system is designed to be guilty until you’re proven innocent.”Austin said he was “disgusted” after hearing the grand jury decision, but his emotions changed to exhilaration upon demonstrating with thousands of others.“It’s exhilarating, it’s exciting,” he said. “If you don’t stand up for something, you fall for anything, and it’s time that we all stood up. I’m tired.” #459974566 / gettyimages.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Protesters were into the fourth hour of their march across New York City Thursday when their spontaneous, unplanned route brought them to the West Side Highway.An NYPD helicopter hummed above while dozens of officers pursued on foot.The march grinded to a halt as a human shield of officers and police vehicles barricaded the highway, shutting down traffic. At a standstill, protesters threw their hands into the chilly air, not in defeat, but in a peaceful act of defiance.“Don’t shoot!” they taunted.“Indict, convict, send the killer cops to jail,” they shouted. “The whole damn system is guilty as hell!”“Fuck police brutality,” they yelled, “this is our reality!”The grand jury indictments demonstrators had hoped for in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner and fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. never came. So protesters said if they weren’t going to get justice, they would make as much noise as possible, and promised to disrupt the status-quo. Outraged at the decision not to indict in the Garner case, they vowed to shut down Manhattan.Similar scenes played out in cities across the United States and throughout New York City Thursday night, one day after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict the police officer in connection with Garner’s death. It was the second consecutive evening of citywide protests, and they were largely peaceful. Hundreds of demonstrators that had gathered in Union Square for a march to Foley Square mostly complied with police orders to stay on the sidewalk, even going to great lengths to respect police instructions to not spill into the streets, despite having to navigate narrow city blocks.As the sea of protesters headed south, several sympathetic passersby acknowledged their cries for change by responding with symbolic gestures: a single fist raised in the air or by lifting both hands over their heads.Once the march converged on Foley Square, where thousands were holding their own demonstrations, the number of marches seemed to multiply. With more power in numbers, the dam broke and they flooded the streets. They stalled traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, which the NYPD had already shut down, Broadway, Canal Street and the West Side Highway.Dozens of arrests were made across the city, mostly for refusing orders to remain on the sidewalk.Thousands stood on the West Side Highway, waving flags and holding signs that admonished the very officers they were staring down, the political elite, institutional racism, and what they consider a brutally unfair justice system.They reveled in their ability to shut down major roadways. Horns honked from sympathetic drivers behind the wheel of cars trapped in the bottleneck and protesters yelled competing chants, attracting onlookers who peered down from their apartment windows or came down to see what all the fuss was about.Even patrons of a nearby gentleman’s club seemed to prefer the action outside.“How do you spell racism?” protesters yelled in a call-and-response chant, “N-Y-P-D.”They also chanted “I can’t breathe,” the phrase Garner repeated as he was taken down by four NYPD officers on July 17, one of whom put him in a deadly chokehold. The confrontation was caught on video and went viral on YouTube.Protesters and activists who had 24 hours to digest the news of the non-indictment still expressed shock and outrage over the 23-member grand jury’s decision.The verdict came the same day the NYPD announced a pilot body camera program at six commands across the city. In three months, additional cops will be equipped with the technology.Monica Wright, 39, mingling on West 11th Street, questioned how videotaped recordings of police encounters would lead to any significant change since the video in Garner’s case wasn’t enough to convince the grand jury to indict the officer.“What’s the point in recording it and having the footage if not to frankly cause more psychological damage and re-trauma over and over?” she asked. “I feel like we’re an abused nation and we’re in this violent, abusive relationship that we can’t get out of and we’re consistently being traumatized, abused and it’s like ‘We’re sorry,’ and then we’re abused again.” #459974578 / gettyimages.com Standing in Union Square earlier in the evening was Joel, who didn’t want to give his last name.Having grown up in New York, he said he’s always had to look over his shoulder.“I want a world where my little brother doesn’t have to walk outside and be afraid that he might get shot just because of the color of his skin,” he said. “Where he can grow up and do whatever he wants and not have to worry about food or housing or anything.”Joel also spoke in broader terms about policing and the class system.“The police force are an expression of the capitalist system, they are the attack dogs of the ruling class,” he said. “Their actions and their non-indictment show how the ruling class feels about the working class, especially young black and Latino males.”“Between Garner and Rodney King, they can have all the footage in the world, but they protect the structures that cause this,” he added. “The police, the military, the government, they’re all part of that same structure.”Thursday’s protest was incredibly diverse, with young and old, blacks and whites, Latinos and Asians walking shoulder-to-shoulder.One black male laughed as he told a person on the other end of a phone call that many of the people protesting would never be racially profiled.Davi Cohen, 34, of Brooklyn, who is white, said the recent police killings and non-indictments affects everyone.“This is our collective liberation that’s necessary and we are all suffering, every single person is suffering,” she said. “The effect of that suffering are very disproportionally felt in even visceral ways by different people.”“The publicity is necessarily awakening this collective consciousness and drawing more attention to the ways in which our court system institutionalizes racism,” she added. “The non-indictments, to me, symbolize essentially a statement that it’s as if these men never died or maybe never existed in the first place, which is an atrocious statement.”Cohen couldn’t say what kind of change these protests would bring, but she said it’s important for people to come out and have their voices heard.“All kinds of people are questioning what is the extent to which change is possible and we don’t know what’s going to happen, but we know certainly that’s it’s important to gather,” she said, standing with several hundred protesters in Union Square. “I believe that talking, interchange, being present in what little public space that isn’t commercial space that we have, is incredibly, incredibly important.“And that level of vulnerability and honesty, willingness to gather and giving space for all of the feelings and also the deep discontent and lack of acceptance of the status quo is a necessary part of our cultural healing and any possibility for change.”“We hope that it could change the whole dynamic,” said Austin, the Brooklyn man. “It’s just the hope right now.”last_img read more

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‘Anti-football’ – Gianfranco Zola and David Luiz slam Burnley tactics after Chelsea draw

first_img‘Anti-football’ – Gianfranco Zola and David Luiz slam Burnley tactics after Chelsea draw David Luiz slamed Burnley’s tactics after the draw with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola and defender David Luiz slammed Burnley’s tactics after the Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday.The Blues failed to overtake Tottenham in the Premier League table after being held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley, who are now virtually safe from relegation.N’Golo Kante cancelled out Jeff Hendrick’s early opener in west London, before Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea in front with a superb strike.Ashley Barnes levelled for Burnley, however, as Chelsea were unable to take advantage of Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United all losing this weekend.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking after the match, Luiz claimed Burnley’s tactics were ‘anti-football’, telling Sky Sports: ‘We tried everything to win the game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s difficult when you play against a team who have two chances and score two goals and didn’t want to play the game.‘It’s anti-football. Losing time [time wasting] all the time, especially when you have the ball. Their players went to the floor and stopped the game.‘They were playing 11 inside the box. It’s difficult to score against a team like that.’ Comment Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 10:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link509Shares Burnley virtually guaranteed their Premier League survival (Picture: Getty)Chelsea assistant Zola, speaking to the press rather than Maurizio Sarri who was sent off towards the end of the match, was also critical of Burnley’s tactics.He said: ‘We wanted to win. They didn’t want to lose.‘We are unhappy. There was too much time wasting. Five minutes injury time wasn’t enough to compensate. We couldn’t build important rhythm.‘We were hoping for something more. We are determined to fight until the end. This team are playing good football. We need to improve but we’re in a good way. We care as we showed today.‘We expected it to be a tough game. We didn’t expect so much time wasting. We expected Kevin [Friend, referee] to give more extra time. That’s why we’re very unhappy.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moveslast_img read more

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Three Danish pension funds enter DKK430m public-private partnership

first_imgThe five businesses said in 2012 they were setting up a “one-stop shop” to help public authorities plan, build and finance construction projects and envisaged investing up to DKK5bn together in infrastructure and real estate PPPs.PensionDanmark said the consortium was chosen by the Region of Southern Denmark municipality in what would be the first public-private hospital construction project in Denmark, and one of the biggest standalone PPP projects of any kind in the country.The three pension funds will provide the financing while MT Højgaard will be responsible for construction and operation for a 25-year period in conjunction with DEAS. Work on the new hospital, which will be connected to Vejle hospital via a 200m tunnel, is planned to start this summer. MT Højgaard said the new facility would have a total value of about DKK930m.It will have 91 beds, plus eight beds in an emergency unit, as well as a psychiatric outpatient clinic for children and young people.The project consists of eight cluster houses gathered around common areas and recreational patios. The buildings will be two storeys high with a total area of 17,000sqm and be ready for use by the end of 2016. PensionDanmark, PKA and Sampension are investing DKK430m (€57.6m) jointly in a public-private partnership (PPP) deal to build and operate a new psychiatric hospital in the city of Vejle.The project is the first to be undertaken by the consortium of the three labour market pension funds, Nordic contractor MT Højgaard and property administrator DEAS since the firms announced a partnership in December 2012.Torben Möger Pedersen, managing director at PensionDanmark, said: “We are really glad to have the opportunity to invest in this ground-breaking PPP project.“The investment will give members a good and stable return for many years and at the same time ensure patients and staff get high-quality physical conditions.”last_img read more

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