Un programme provincial de subventions qui vise à améliorer la santé et la sécurité des aînés accepte maintenant les demandes pour 2013. La Subvention pour la sécurité des aînés offre jusqu’à 20 000 $ aux programmes de sécurité communautaires à but non lucratif qui informent, conseillent et appuient les aînés. « Nous nous engageons à favoriser la sécurité et le bien-être des aînés, a dit Marilyn More, ministre par intérim des Aînés. Dans le passé, ce programme de subventions a permis d’améliorer la qualité de vie des aînés et de leurs familles, et nous sommes ravis d’offrir ce soutien encore une fois cette année. » Le financement provincial aborde les enjeux sur la sécurité des aînés et permet des activités de sensibilisation et d’éducation dans les domaines tels que la violence à l’égard des aînés, la prévention du crime, les questions de santé et de sécurité et le renforcement des relations entre les aînés et la police. « Ces subventions permettent d’améliorer les programmes existants et de les offrir dans les régions de la Nouvelle-Écosse où de tels programmes ne sont pas encore offerts, a dit Ross Landry, ministre de la Justice. La prévention du crime a lieu au niveau communautaire, et nous avons tous un rôle à jouer dans la sécurité de nos citoyens, de nos communautés, de nos rues et de nos foyers. Les organismes appuyés par ces subventions contribuent à cet objectif. » La subvention fait la promotion de la Stratégie sur la violence envers les personnes âgées et de la Stratégie pour un vieillissement positif, et contribue à la prévention et à la réduction du crime. Pour obtenir plus d’information et les formulaires de demande, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/seniors ou composez le numéro sans frais 1-800-670-0065 ou le 424-0065 sans la région d’Halifax. Les demandes sont acceptées jusqu’au 15 octobre.
Melbourne: Terminally ill Australians can for the first time apply to end their own life, after new laws went into effect in the state of Victoria Wednesday. The country’s second most populous region made voluntary euthanasia legal under closely specified circumstances, a first for the country. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews — who supported the bill after his father’s death from cancer in 2016 — said the laws were about giving patients a “dignified option at the end of their life”. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London “We’ve taken a compassionate approach,” Andrews told commercial broadcaster Channel Nine, adding that he hoped it would bring people the dignity of a “good death.” Assisted suicide is illegal in most countries and in Australia until Victoria state introduced laws to legalise the practice in 2017. The scheme will be accessible only to terminally ill adult patients with fewer than six months to live — or one year left to live for sufferers of conditions such as motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador Multiple restrictions will be put in place, including residency requirements and assessments from multiple doctors, meaning around 12 people are expected to use the law this year. Andrews said that up to 150 might use the law each year after that. An independent review board and a coroner will track and monitor all deaths. Other states in Australia have debated assisted dying in the past, but the proposals have always been defeated. But experts said other states will now be watching closely to see how the law is implemented and whether they should follow suit. “Although over forty attempts to change the law in Australia have failed in the past, more recent reform efforts appear to be getting closer to laws changing,” Ben White from Queensland University of Technology’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research said. “Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia (states) all have inquiries considering change.” The law has been criticised for being both too permissive and too stringent. Prominent Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke told Melbourne’s The Age that the safeguards were “too strict and onerous” and could result in “challenges to the law pressing to broaden access”. The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne said in a statement that the law was a “new, and deeply troubling chapter of health care in Victoria”. “Pope Francis has encouraged ordinary Catholics everywhere to resist euthanasia and to protect the old, the young and the vulnerable from being cast aside in a ‘throw-away culture’,” the Archbishop of Melbourne Peter Comensoli and three other Victoria bishops said.
Prince Harry visited Nottingham last week to see the work of Full Effect and Coach Core, two projects supported by The Royal Foundation that work to improve opportunities for young people.Prince Harry visits Nottingham on to see the work of Full Effect and Coach CoreCredit/Copyright: Royal.UKThe Prince visited both programmes during a visit to the city in October 2016, and returned to see a new strand of Full Effect’s work, which provides support and mentoring to secondary school students. Prince Harry also attended the graduation ceremony of the cohort of Nottingham Coach Core apprentices, many of whom he met at the National Ice Centre during his last visit.Established in 2014, Full Effect has been supporting young people in the St Ann’s area of Nottingham through a combination of early intervention, mentoring and education. Over the last three years, Full Effect resilience workers and mentors have been providing a group of ‘at risk’ primary-aged children with intensive support both in school and through diversionary activities in the community.Prince Harry joined a music and sports session at Nottingham Academy, meeting a number of students benefiting from the Full Effect programme, and heard first-hand from staff about the positive impact it is having on the local school communities.His Royal Highness then travelled to the city centre to present Coach Core apprentices with their graduation certificates at a ceremony held at Nottingham Council House. Created by the Royal Foundation in 2012 as part of the Olympic Legacy programme, the Coach Core model – a year’s apprenticeship – trains 16–24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training to become professional sports coaches in their communities. In turn, the apprentices are able to motivate and inspire other young people through sport.Following the Coach Core graduation, Prince Harry watched extract performances from the Full Effect creative project ‘Look Sharp: The Barbershop’, along with other performances. Full Effect also engages and mentors older young people at the Community Recording Studio based at The Russell Youth Centre in St Ann’s, helping them to acquire work-relevant skills, experience and qualifications.Source:Royal.UK
Rabat – American pop star Madona created a buzz after she posted on Saturday on her Instagram a controversial photo of a Jewish and a Muslim man face to face, seemingly about to kiss.The caption of the posts reads, “This image is ????. ??#rebelhearts,” a reference to her recent studio album, “Rebel Heart.”The post sparked a flurry of comments, ranging from angry users who criticized Madona’s implication of religious aspects in this homosexual photograph, to others commending the photo as “a positive message of love.” Some Instagram users called the photo “disgusting” and “offensive to both religions.”Another user commented, “Islam doesn’t support homosexuality and if someone doesn’t like that then they don’t have to be Muslim. It’s that’s simple.”According to the Huffington post, “the original photo was taken last year by photographer Ziv Sade for Drek, a Tel Aviv-based group that organizes gay parties.”Ziv Sade posted the photo on his Instagram with special thanks to Madonna for sharing his image, adding, “And let freedom win <3.”
Madrid – The Spanish Civil Guard arrested, on Wednesday in Irun, in the autonomous region of the Basque Country (north), a Moroccan who was planning to join the terrorist organization of ISIL, said the Spanish Interior ministry.The suspect is part of a group of radicalized people who have been under investigations, since 2013, by the civil Guard, said the same source in a statement, recalling that two members of this group were arrested on terrorism charges in December 2015 and last October, in Pamplona and Calahorra respectively.The accused was carrying out, via the internet, propaganda activities for the benefit of ISIL, it went on, saying that this person further intensified his action, after the arrest of the two other terrorists, in social networks and through direct contacts with people in his surrounding. The probe helped the Spanish security services to find out that the arrested man has tried recently to join ISIL, noting that he traveled to Turkey for this end and was deported thanks to international police cooperation.The Spanish national police arrested, on Wednesday in Aranjuez (near Madrid), another Moroccan national living in Spain for suspicion of spreading ISIL jihadist propaganda, the Spanish interior ministry announced earlier in the day.
LOS ANGELES — Filmmaker James Cameron has no bad blood with the Avengers, even though “Endgame” has eclipsed “Titanic’s” worldwide record and bumped the 1997 blockbuster to third place.Cameron tweeted a note Wednesday to Marvel president Kevin Feige and its employees congratulating the company for its success. Cameron writes that an iceberg sank the real Titanic, but it took the Avengers to sink his “Titanic.” The accompanying image shows the Titanic crashing into a massive Avengers logo.The studio, he says, has shown that the movie industry is alive and well and bigger than ever.But “Avengers: Endgame” still has another Cameron film to conquer to get to the top. “Avatar” remains the highest-grossing film of all time with $2.8 billion worldwide, not accounting for inflation. “Avengers: Endgame” has earned $2.3 billion.The Associated Press
While Canadians didn’t take home any Golden Globes, one Canadian was well represented Sunday night.Elisabeth Moss won the prize for best actress in a drama series for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is largely shot in Hamilton. The Toronto-based author also got a shout-out from the show’s creator. Bruce Miller called Atwood “the mother of us all” as “The Handmaid’s Tale” won the award for best drama series.Atwood did not attend the Hollywood bash but tweeted her support and congratulations to Moss and the show..@HandmaidsOnHulu@MGM_Studios#HandmaidsTale team: Hovering in spirit from the 10 below snow… fingers crossed for #GoldenGlobes2018 ! Have a wonderful evening! pic.twitter.com/m2R6KFu1lQ— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) January 7, 2018Watch our story on “The Handmaid’s Tale” and its Hamilton connection. Moss dedicated the win to Canadian author Margaret Atwood, whose 1985 novel inspired the series.“Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you, who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice, and to fight for equality and freedom in this world,” said Moss.“We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the stories. And we are writing them ourselves.”
The countries which submitted reports to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for analysis were Algeria, Croatia, Gabon, Italy, Laos, Paraguay, Samoa and Turkey.The Committee gave the countries detailed recommendations on how to revise specific laws, increase the number of women in public office, provide scholarships to women for training in non-traditional fields and train law enforcement and health care workers on supporting female victims of violence.”There was no State in which the Committee could say women’s de jure equality has been achieved,” CEDAW chair Rosario Manolo told a press briefing on the eve of the closing of the Committee’s 32nd session in New York.”Discriminatory laws remain on the books everywhere and a there is a lack of legislation adequately to protect women from violations of their human rights or the impact of a neutral law that is discriminatory of women,” she said.In all eight countries, negative female stereotypes were found throughout society, “whether it is traditional practices, or patriarchal structures, or attitudes about women’s and men’s proper roles in the family and in society,” she said.All the governments had significant additional work ahead to abolish prejudicial laws, customs and practices and to mount information campaigns about women’s rights, especially in employment and education. Women were often unaware of their rights and of existing mechanisms for getting redress, Ms. Manolo said.Under an optional 1999 protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which entered into force in 1981, the Committee conducted its first inquiry into “grave or systematic violations” by probing the fate of missing and murdered women in Ciudad Juarez, the Chihuahua state capital near the Mexican border with the United States.One of the two women who conducted the inquiry, Maria Regina Tavares da Silva, told the briefing the Government of Mexico had put many new programmes in place to tackle the problems, with some initial results, although “the cultural environment could not be changed overnight.”
Russian miners are investing in ways to mine safer and more productively. Immersive Technologies, the global leader in mining equipment simulators, has seen an uptake of its result driven equipment simulator training in the region.Simulator training allows operators to be shown and assessed without the need to borrow machines from production. This allows new operators to practice many skills before being placed into a production circuit. Because operators are consistently shown and assessed on the proper operator techniques they have a better understanding and knowledge of the real machine.“We’ve had simulators in the region for years but recently we’ve seen an increase in customer demand requiring the opening of a Russian support location,” says Anthony Bruce, Regional Vice President – Africa, Europe & CIS.With over two decades of experience, Immersive Technologies has created a specialized knowledge to ensure customers reach the outcomes expected from their training investment. Simulators provide operators a safe environment to learn and practice their skills while allowing the operator to practice for a range of possible emergency situations. Many of these situations are too dangerous, too difficult or too expensive to test in an actual mine. Operators can also be shown and assessed for the proper operating technique much more quickly and accurately than the traditional in machine approach. Focus on improving operator technique with Immersive Technologies’ simulators has delivered proven results including longer tire life, reduced spot time, reduced brake abuse, reduction in fuel use, reduction in engine overspeeds and more.Immersive has already achieved considerable results introducing high fidelity simulators to the biggest Russian mines producing nickel, diamonds, apatite, coal and iron ore. “Customers recognise the superior solution and are eager to achieve business results working together.”
Ty Rattie scored the equalizer late in the third period and completed a hat trick with a shorthanded goal 7:58 into overtime as the Portland Winterhawks took a 5-4 win over Tri-City on Saturday in Kennewick.Portland leads the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference finals series 2-0 after back-to-back 5-4 overtime wins.Portland trailed 4-2 in the third period Saturday.Defenseman Derrick Pouliot had four assists on the night, picking up helpers on all four of Portland’s goals in regulation.The Winterhawks controlled play through much of the first period, outshooting Tri-Cities 14-6.But it was the Americans who opened the scoring 4:27 into the game on a power play goal by Jordan Messier, then made it 2-0 at the 8:50 mark when Adam Hughesman scored.The Hawks got on the board with a 5-on-3 power play goal from Rattie at the 13:39 mark to make it 2-1 going into the second period. Early in the second Tri-City went back up by two when Patrick Holland scored a power play goal 46 seconds in to make it 3-1.Portland again got within one when Brad Ross put a backhand past Americans netminder Ty Rimmer to cut the deficit to 3-2 at the 13:01 mark.Tri-City went ahead 4-2 when Justin Feser tipped in a point shot by Zach Yuen at the 4:52 mark of the third period. Joey Baker banged in a rebound at the 9:55 mark to pull Portland back within a goal at 4-3.
OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – A Marine sergeant was honored in Oakland Park, Thursday, for running to the scene of a helicopter crash while serving in Afghanistan.Gunnery Sergeant Geann Pereira was recognized with the Navy and Marine Medal, the highest non-combat honor for heroism. His fellow Marines commended him for running to the scene of a helicopter crash on Oct. 11, 2015.“A true American hero,” said Brigadier General Kevin M. Liams, Commander of the U.S. Marines South. “The true context of hero, is an individual who exhibits courage. That’s what you are.”On that day in Kabul, Afghanistan, Pereira was working at Camp Resolute Support when he heard a helicopter crash and ran to the scene. Pereira, risking his life, pulled out the crew members and saved most of their lives.“You’ve always been a hero, it just took one day to show everyone else what you were,” said Liams.Although he saved lives that day, Pereira insisted that he was only doing what Marines do.“When people are in harm’s way, when people are asking for help, we step up to the plate, and we do what we have to do,” said Pereira. “Instincts took over, and I did what any of you in this room would’ve done.” Five people died that day, including two American airmen, two British airmen and one French civilian.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami Police are searching for a vehicle burglar who made off with $80,000 in expensive bags and jewelry in Wynwood.Police said a woman parked her car around 10:30 a.m. in the area of Northwest Third Avenue and 27th Street on Jan. 6.When she got back, just over an hour later, she found a window shattered with the items missing from the SUV’s trunk, officials said.If you have any information on this vehicle burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Abdul Hamid takes oath as president for the second term on Tuesday. Photo: BSSPresident Abdul Hamid on Tuesday took oath as the head of state for the second consecutive term at a ceremony at Bangabhaban this evening.Jatiya Sangsad speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered his oath of office in presence of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, among other dignitaries, at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban.The ceremony saw Abdul Hamid signing the oath of office on the Darbar Hall’s dais after he was sworn in by the parliamentary speaker while the cabinet secretary conducted the function.A veteran politician and parliamentarian, Hamid appeared as the country’s 21st president, 77 days after the election commission declared him elected to the presidency unopposed for the highest office.He was elected to parliament for seven times since the 1971 independence.Nearly 1,000 distinguished guests including chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, parliamentary opposition leader Raushan Ershad, cabinet members and the premier’s advisers witnessed the ceremony.The others, who were present, included the chief election commissioner, Supreme Court judges, foreign ambassadors, senior politicians, distinguished citizens, chiefs of three armed services, senior civil officers, editors and senior journalists.According to the section 7 of President Law 1991, chief election commissioner (CEC) Nurul Huda, also returning officer of the presidential election, on 7 February declared Abdul Hamid as the 21st president of Bangladesh as no other candidate contended for the post.The Jatya Sangsad elected the country’s first president under parliamentary form of government in 1991 but the voting for presidency was redundant in the cases of subsequent presidents since they were elected unopposed. Former parliament speaker Hamid was the lone candidate for the post of presidency being the nominee of the ruling Awami League in 2014 while 16 persons held the position previously for 19 terms.A Bangabhaban spokesman said Abdul Hamid is the 17th person to serve as the president. Awami League (AL) on 31 January this year nominated him as its candidate which today saw his installation for another term as his five-year tenure expired Monday (23 April).Abdul Hamid, however, took the responsibility as president-in-charge on 14 March 2013 after president Zillur Rahman fell sick and was flown to Singapore where he breathed his last.After his predecessor’s death, Abdul Hamid became the acting president on 20 March 2013. Son of late Hazi Mohammad Tayebuddin and late Tamiza Khatun, Hamid was born in Kamalpur village of Mithamoin upazila in Kishoreganj on 1 January 1944.
Tracy Simmons HpO says: Rick Brant says: February 28, 2019 at 8:10 pm News • Photos of the Week I’ve run into that somewhere before:https://disqus.com/home/discussion/friendlyatheist1/these_are_the_three_moral_minds_guiding_our_godless_thinking/#comment-4257836175 By: Tracy Simmons Many anti-vaxers have become so because they have observed the damage of vaccines to their own kids, and the kids of those they know. February 28, 2019 at 8:24 pm You have always repeated conservative canned positions. It is not mind reading, just plain reading. You are pretty clear what your position is on given subjects. March 1, 2019 at 7:42 am Mark Connelly says: March 2, 2019 at 5:34 pm Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email February 28, 2019 at 8:24 pm Ben in Oakland says: Ben in Oakland says: This episode of Sesame Street is brought to you by the number 3That post was brought to us by happy hour drinking February 28, 2019 at 2:54 pm Tracy Simmons,91 Comments Click here to post a comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. By: Tracy Simmons Like everyone else on the planet, I use google to FIND information. Maybe you don’t. It explains a lot. Vaccines cause adults Why is the unvaccinated two year old crying?-Mid life crisis. In what ways are vaccine related injuries more important than death from being unvaccinated?…Your personal beliefs are no excuse to create a public hazard to yourself and others. Unvaccinated Americans and Europeans have created literal body counts. There is no excuse here other than specific medical reasons. ‘YO CRUDDIE – Wanna know how IN-significant or use-LESS or LAUGH-able 3% is? WATCH THIS:(1) “ONLY 3% of American shoppers regularly buy groceries online”, CNN, February 7, 2019.(2) “ONLY 3% Of Technicians Are Certified To Work On Electric Cars”, InsideEVs, November 28, 2018.(3) “ONLY 3% of Russians say they believe Moscow poisoned Skripal”, Euromaidan Press, October 31, 2018.(4) “ONLY 3% of Gaza water is fit for human consumption”, Near East News Agency, June 17, 2016.(5) “[Of] the proportion of Americans who call themselves ‘unaffiliated’ … [ONLY] 3% of the total population … call themselves atheists”, The Economist, May 16, 2018 (“The elusive phenomenon of churches without God”). February 28, 2019 at 11:40 am Parker12 says: February 28, 2019 at 1:13 pm Ensured I got proper medical care, for one. How about yours? March 1, 2019 at 10:47 am Spuddie says: February 28, 2019 at 7:48 pm March 1, 2019 at 7:45 am Thin The Herd says: February 28, 2019 at 1:02 pm Rick Brant says: HpO says: See; so you do care about life.Now; if you can adjust your scope a bit, you’ll be able to make a breakthrough and land on the right side of the issue. February 28, 2019 at 6:49 pm There are kids who can’t take the vaccines for medical reasons. There are also kids who are too young to have had any vaccine yet or have had only one dose and are waiting to have the second one. Some children can still get a mild case of one of the diseases even though having been vaccinated. Keeping an epidemic from occurring protects those who can’t be vaccinated or are not yet fully vaccinated, or for whom the vaccine does not offer full protection. It really is community protection at work – it is each of us doing what we can to protect not just ourselves but also our community. Vaccines work. They just aren’t full proof. If we all do our part, we save lives and protect health with vaccines. Just look at how MMR were almost unheard of for all those years until we started having too many people not get the vaccines and we are having a spread of the disease again in some places. Kids are put at risk. Don’t know if any have died in the latest regional epidemics, but kids have died in the past. Those deaths can be prevented now. Shouldn’t we do that? February 28, 2019 at 6:55 pm The effectiveness of vaccines in curbing and in some cases eradicating diseases has been well established for quite some time. “If the vaccines actually work and protect vaccinated kids, then only the unvaccinated ones should be at risk. ”Wrong. Immune compromised people are also at risk as well as infants who are too young to be vaccinated or those who can’t be for medical reasonshttps://www.verywellhealth.com/who-is-at-risk-from-unvaccinated-kids-2634420There is no rational basis for an anti-vaccination point of view. There is no reason for religious exceptions for it at all. Rick Brant says: I have never google searched the topic. My concerns come from personal experiences. They have taught me not to trust the alliance of Big Pharma and the FDA. HpO says: JAKE says: Spuddie says: The religious exceptions were rather boneheaded from the outset. “It also won’t mean anything to those who know first hand of the damage vaccines cause to a small percentage of recipients.”Which is why there is a vaccine injury relief fund funded by the pharmaceutical industry. To cover those infinitesimal numbers of people harmed by vaccines and not let them be the pretext for the huge percentage of people harmed or potentially harmed by failing to vaccinate. The argument against vaccination from a medical POV is boneheaded as it gets. Somehow the remote chance of injury is considered better than DEATH OF A CHILD AND OTHERS????? February 28, 2019 at 7:43 pm Rick Brant says: Spuddie says: Spuddie says: February 28, 2019 at 8:53 pm Generally speaking the anti-vaccine parents will be convinced only when their child dies, unfortunate though that is. They are a group analogous to those who believe their age and general good health to date means health reform is not necessary. Or to those not yet affected by lax gun laws. And, again in broad terms, they are a group with little if any concern for how their decision could affect their neighbors in particular or society in general. They are not going to be convinced. They are going to dig in and then get angry at comments such as mine. In short, they are closed minded and selfish, which is indeed their right to be, but possibly at a terrible cost — to them, and to others. Measles returned to Costa Rica after five years by French family who had not had vaccinationshttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/measles-costa-rica-french-tourist-boy-anti-vax-vaccination-who-global-health-threat-infection-mmr-a8794256.html February 28, 2019 at 3:56 pm ATF45 says: Whether there are religious reasons for vaccine exemptions would be for those religious to decide, not you. You have no standing to tell any religion what they are to believe. Are you now setting yourself up as some kind of Pope who can dictate the beliefs of the world’s religions? February 28, 2019 at 6:25 pm So you depend on google for your “informed opinion”, LOL.That explains a lot. February 28, 2019 at 6:03 pm On-line job opportunities increasingly becoming a emerging trend all over the over world nowadays. A current research suggests higher than 71% of the people are being part of online job opportunities at their house with no complications. The Internet is thriving continuously and therefore we are having an ocean of make money online opportunities via internet to earn an income. Everyone wishes to spend time every day with his/her relatives by getting out for any lovely place in the world. So internet income enables you to complete the work at any time you want and enjoy your life. Although choosing the right direction moreover setting up the proper destination is our ambition in the direction of success. Already most of the people are obtaining such a solid revenue of $33000 in one week making use of highly recommended as well as powerful ways of make money online. You can start to get paid from the first day at the time you look at our site. READ REVIEWS >>>>> http://shorty.karevn.com/uhC I would consider it irony except I already know the anti abortion position has nothing to do with concerns for life anyway. So killing babies, people, those born actually isn’t at odds with the belief of fetus worshipers at all. Go figure. 😀 Spuddie says: Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Rick Brant says: Sorry, but I am not, in point of fact, a Republican.Just another one of your failed attempts at mind-reading. February 28, 2019 at 2:56 pm February 28, 2019 at 8:28 pm Share This! February 28, 2019 at 6:48 pm You’ve thought this through. Thank you. February 28, 2019 at 2:30 pm February 28, 2019 at 3:53 pm February 28, 2019 at 1:57 pm February 28, 2019 at 6:51 pm Spuddie says: HpO says: Neither do I & Loved Ones February 28, 2019 at 3:59 pm People who oppose vaccines seem to come from generations that had no experience of communicable diseases.If you think diphtheria is harmless, talk to someone who suffered an attack and survived.If you think mumps doesn’t matter, speak to a man who lost a functioning testicle to this disease.If you think chicken pox is simply harmless, talk to someone who suffered from shingles.Vaccines sparre unnecessary suffering and save lives. February 28, 2019 at 6:39 pm February 28, 2019 at 5:42 pm Spuddie says: March 1, 2019 at 12:58 pm Tagshomepage featured Independent Baptists measles mumps religious exemption religious exemptions Top Story vaccines,You may also like Rick Brant says: Ben in Oakland says: Dr. Hotez thinks the answer is “an interfaith statement on vaccines”.That won’t work.Not every faith group will subscribe to it.So it won’t mean anything to them.It also won’t mean anything to those who know first hand of the damage vaccines cause to a small percentage of recipients. If the vaccines actually work and protect vaccinated kids, then only the unvaccinated ones should be at risk. Your vaccinated kids would be safe, no? Or don’t you believe the vaccines actually work? February 28, 2019 at 5:15 pm Perhaps some religious people oppose the use of vaccines because their use vividly demonstrates how prayers accomplish absolutely nothing as a means of preventing disease. And more generally, over just a few hundred years science has produced a vast multitude of valuable benefits for humanity, while over thousands of years religion has produced virtually nothing of value for humanity. We know that scientific claims have a very high level of legitimacy because we can literally see and experience the results they lead to, whereas religion’s claims have a virtually nonexistent level of legitimacy . . . for example, there has never been any legitimate evidence that a prayer has ever been answered. What was the CIA doing there? February 28, 2019 at 12:55 pm Ben in Oakland says: No religious reasons are worth considering at all. One does not have a right to force others to be human sacrifices to their religion. Unvaccinated people are a risk not only to themselves but others. Vaccination is a public need which is far more compelling, rational and necessary than an arbitrary religious motive. One’s faith is not pretext to harm the rest of us. February 28, 2019 at 7:41 pm February 28, 2019 at 1:06 pm Rick Brant says: Rick Brant says: As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 That’s what I’ve been hearing, too. You should really do your drinking BEFORE you post. 🙂 HpO says: I couldn’t care less about one’s belief on this subject. It is not a concern here. You are not raising a relevant point worth discussing. “Whether any religious reasons are worth considering is a totally separate question. ”Its the only question that matters here. February 28, 2019 at 5:16 pm Brian Curtis says: Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Spuddie says: Spuddie says: February 28, 2019 at 5:16 pm So they’re operating on anecdotal experience rather than proven science. That’s what we call ‘stupid.’ Spuddie says: March 4, 2019 at 1:53 am “Vaccinations don’t just protect the kids who are vaccinated, they protect others in the community who are at risk,” Washington Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, co-sponsor of Senate Bill 5841, said in a statement.Do we have any responsibility to our communities? Can a community act as a community to protect the community? We have laws about vaccinations because it protects all the kids in the community. Having wide-spread vaccinations means that those too young to be vaccinated or those who have a medical reason why they cannot be vaccinated are better protected because the disease can’t get a foothold – an epidemic can’t get started. Devony Audet says she won’t vaccinate her children even if it means she has to home school them. I sincerely hope if she does not vaccinate her kids that she will home school them so their getting the measles, mumps, or rubella won’t threaten other kids. Oh, and it would help further if she also doesn’t have her kids join clubs that vaccinated kids go to, go to a local swimming pool, etc. Come to think about it, just don’t take them anywhere, to any grocery store, movie theater, department store – they are the ones who will get the disease and spread it around. Go ahead and go to faith services as long as all the kids who are part of that faith service aren’t vaccinated – at least all the kids are the same (dangerous) space and they only endanger each other – parent’s making similar choices have made the choice to allow children exposed to these diseases to go ahead and get the disease. Fine. I suppose that is what she considers personal freedom.But I would like to be able to create a safer environment for kids in my family and my friends families. And my friends feel the same way. Maybe your kid isn’t killed by the disease when he/she gets it, but some other kid could die. And we help to reduce the chance of that other kid dying when we assure that all kids who can take the vaccine do take the vaccine. The epidemic can’t get started. Do you have any responsibility to help keep the other kid safe? February 28, 2019 at 5:04 pm February 28, 2019 at 12:57 pm March 1, 2019 at 7:47 am February 28, 2019 at 5:46 pm News Brian Curtis says: February 28, 2019 at 6:24 pm Mark Connelly says: February 28, 2019 at 6:34 pm It was a joke. I wasn’t referring to me personally. I was “playing” a doctor trying to explain something to someone who thinks that a google search is equivalent to a medical degree.But yes, I was in law enforcement. No, I don’t have a medical degree. I do have a masters in public health. My original concentration was epidemiology. But that wasn’t my point. “Faith is no excuse for skipping vaccines” – THE C.I.A. IS.“[In 2011, Pakistan] Dr. Shakil Afridi … was working for the CIA when he led a hepatitis B vaccination campaign that helped U.S. agents learn where [Osama] bin Laden was hiding. … The exposure of the CIA’s role in the vaccination effort … became a major setback in the efforts to vaccinate Pakistanis against another highly contagious disease: polio. … [In] a report written by the Abbottabad Commission … Afridi claims he was approached by an Australian from Save the Children who then introduced him to ‘Kate,’ an American woman who operated the agency’s vaccination campaigns in the tribal region along the Afghan border. … [And he told] Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) … that he was recruited by the CIA through USAID. … Save the Children has denied working with Afridi and the CIA. … The Abbottabad commissioners concluded that Save the Children lacked ‘the internal mechanisms’ to detect that it had been ‘infiltrated’ by the CIA. … National Geographic made several attempts to seek further clarification from Save the Children about its alleged ties to Afridi, but the charity declined to comment.”Source: Alexander Mullaney and Syeda Amna Hassan, “He Led the CIA to bin Laden – and Unwittingly Fueled a Vaccine Backlash: Pakistani doctor’s role in health campaign sparked local suspicions that efforts to fight polio were part of a Western plot”, National Geographic, February 27, 2015. Cf. Scientific American, May 2013, “The Spies Who Sabotaged Global Health”. And Chelsea Conaboy, “Boston physician: CIA’s vaccination scheme in Pakistan undermined global public health efforts”, Boston Globe, February 28, 2013. February 28, 2019 at 5:45 pm Share This! February 28, 2019 at 5:12 pm HpO says: There is no freedom to harm people by being stupid. Cold hearted is blithely and intentionally creating a mortal hazard to others out of panic, lack of concern and ignorance. February 28, 2019 at 6:39 pm FriendlyGoat says: Lily says: Reread my previous comment and get it through your head that I was talking about YOU, in that comment, Not about vaccinations.You do NOT have any right to dictate to any religious people what they are or are not to believe. They are free -unless a totalitarian like yourself gain power here – to believe what ever they want in their religions. You cannot dictate to the rest of us what to BELIEVE in our faith, unless you are God. And believe me, dearie, you’re NOT.Whether any religious reasons are worth considering is a totally separate question. But religious people DO have the right to hold any opinion they want about it, regardless of whether the government grants them any exemptions or not.Personally, I do not have any religious objections to vaccines. Photographer AND a medical doctor? Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Thin The Herd says: Born children are born. Unborn children are unborn.You’re getting your shell game confused.The spiel is “persons are born”. A cut and paste troll congratulating another cut and paste troll. HpO says: February 28, 2019 at 6:15 pm “They are going to dig in and then get angry at comments such as mine. In short, they are closed minded and selfish, which is indeed their rightto be, but possibly at a terrible cost — to them, and to others.”You just described the readers of National Catholic Reporter perfectly. February 28, 2019 at 6:32 pm Rick Brant says: Rick Brant says: Your google search is much more valid than my medical degree. 900 people dead from a measles epidemic since September.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/02/25/measles-outbreak-900-dead-madagascar-could-happen-u-s/2977595002/During 2000-2017, measles vaccination prevented an estimated 21.1 million deaths making measles vaccine one of the best buys in public health.https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/measlesWho is in denial here?Sorry Rick, but the anti-vaccination position is just plain dangerous stupidity. You are entitled to your opinion here. But it is entirely wrong and you can’t support it in any reasonable fashion.https://i.imgflip.com/29enrk.jpg Praying to Moloch I see. The anti-vax movement is nothing but religious people lying again about another real subject. 1. False. Long debunked a while ago2. Ridiculous. People aren’t supposed to take any products derived from animals?3. Not vaccinating kills far more and is more likely.4. Parents are not allowed to kill their kids in service of their faith.5. False. The eradication of former epidemics proves its effectiveness6. Risk to onesself and others is far greater without vaccination.7.39 dead from unvaccinated tourists in Costa Rica and half a dozen deaths in WA state last month say otherwise.8. Completely False citation please9. Vaccination causes adults. Not vaccinating causes death.10. No it doesn’t. Public health has always been far more important than individual ignorance. One has no right to endanger others. Actually in the USA religion does not stop at one’s door. By: Tracy Simmons Not at all. Children are born. They are people. Republicans hate people.You hate people. In this case Republican Rick Brant actually advocates killing children. I doubt you are an anti vaxxer. This is just trolling. Or the kids with compromised immune systems. Or the kids who are too young.Or the small number of people for whom vaccines don’t work. Or the people who thought they were vaccinated but were not. Or the people who are so terrified of needles that they don’t get vaccinated. Or the kids and adults in other countries who don’t have a public health system like ours, as bad as it is. Your compassion towards the children of others is duly noted. February 28, 2019 at 4:50 pm Rick Brant says: Spuddie says: Jewish youth organization nabs $25 million gift to help empower young women February 28, 2019 at 6:31 pm February 28, 2019 at 1:13 pm February 28, 2019 at 6:13 pm Your concern is half baked and genuinely stupid. Considering the alternative is death of children, crippling and permanent damage is a small price to pay. In what way is autism worse than DEATH? You really are completely unconcerned with dead children. Unsurprising. Your observations are rather infantile. What you aren’t seeing is the huge benefit the rest of society has gained from not having to worry about these vaccine handled diseases. You aren’t seen by the body count unvaccinated people are piling up. As for Big Pharma, vaccines are not profitable in the least. If not for the vaccine injury fund, few companies would even bother making them. It is one of the few times they genuinely benefit society. You have your opinion, but it is worthless. It is without support by facts or even basic common sense. Wow, I didn’t realize you were also a conspiracy nut. Never mind, there’s no point exposing you to logic and evidence. Brian Curtis says: February 28, 2019 at 6:33 pm Spuddie says: Richard Rush says: Parker12 says: Ten Religious Reasons to Not Vaccinate:1. Production of some vaccines involves the use of aborted fetal cells.2. The vaccine manufacturing production involves the use of material from other species (cows, pigs, chickens, monkeys, etc) creating the potential for contamination with the DNA of other species.3. The 6th Commandment prohibits killing. Vaccines can kill. More than 600 vaccine deaths have been compensated under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act. The potential connection between vaccination and SIDS has never been adequately studied.4. The 5th Commandment instructs society to honor fathers and mothers. Substituting the beliefs of “the state“ over the religious beliefs of parents dishonors them and is in violation of the fifth commandment.5. The 9th Commandment prohibits bearing false witness against your neighbor. Drug companies, public health officials, and the media routinely bear false witness by exaggerating the benefits of vaccination and minimizing the risks.6. Vaccines as a product are legally classified as “unavoidably unsafe.” Vaccine manufacturers have liability protection because their products are an voidable he unsafe. Yet the pharmaceutical industry and the government bear false witness, marketing vaccines as “safe and effective.“7. Measles is not a “deadly“ disease in the United States. No one has died in their US from measles since 2003. But pharmaceutical industry marketing campaigns create false media hysteria around “deadly“ measles to scare legislators into taking away important religious freedom rights.8. Evidence of vaccine safety is utterly lacking. CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson said five years ago that the culture of corruption at the CDC “set (vaccine safety) research 10 years behind.“ Into 2019, the false witness by the CDC has set safety research 15 years behind.9. Vaccines can cause regressive autism in an unknown number of children. Vaccines can also cause seizure disorders, MS, brain damage, and auto immune and cardiac injuries. Omitting these risks bears false witness.10. Mandatory vaccination violates the principles of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, which states that the individual takes priority over the state and that prior, free and informed consent are required before administering a vaccine. Drug companies bear false witness by omitting this information in the pursuit of increase sales.For citations visit First Freedoms Org Oh, so you think some religious people are not allowed to believe what they like, that you, like Spuddie, can dictate to all the religions of the world what they are to think and believe? What totalitarians you people are, dictators-in-waiting! I did NOT say their religious objections were valid, NOR did I say their objections should be honored by the government. But by golly, they are entitled by the Constitution to hold whatever beliefs they want, and folks like you and Spud cannot tell them they have “no reasons” to have any religious objections to vaccines when their religion may tell the otherwise.I myself have no religious objections to vaccines. My concerns lie elsewhere. Democrats sacrifice children on the altar of “Women’s Rights”. You really have trouble understanding what others say to you.You just go on with your little spiel, even if it’s not what the other person is talking about. Spuddie says: Catholicism So you lack even a remotely informed opinion, just your “personal experiences”. Vaccination is not basic medical care.Not taking your child to the hospital or doctors when they have a high fever for more than 2 days is denying basic medical care.Not taking a child to the doctors when they have an injury or infection is denying a child basic medical care.,Supreme Court seems inclined to retain cross on public land February 28, 2019 at 7:09 pm Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) — For vaccine foes, Dr. Peter Hotez is the enemy.The anti-vaccination movement is a social movement that Hotez, dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, says is dangerous and fueled by misinformation.And it’s also growing, as he and his colleagues reported last year in an article in PLOS Medicine. More and more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children, often for philosophical or religious reasons.That’s led to outbreaks of measles in places such as Washington state.Hotez wants that to change, which is why he supports efforts by state lawmakers in Washington and Oregon to remove personal or philosophical exemptions to vaccination rules for school-age children.“We need a more robust system of pro-vaccine advocacy in this country,” he said. Hotez also wants major internet companies such as Google and Facebook to regulate sites with false information about vaccines.Dr. Peter Hotez. Photo courtesy of Baylor College of MedicineIn his book “Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism,” he tells his daughter’s story to examine the concerns of the anti-vaccine movement, addresses what he says are conspiracy theories around the issue and critiques the scientific community’s failure to effectively communicate the facts about vaccines and autism to the public.“I started seeing a trend in Texas where thousands of kids weren’t getting vaccinated due to phony nonmedical exemption reasons, so it prompted me to write the book,” he said. “It’s made me public enemy No. 1.”Currently, 18 states allow philosophical-belief vaccine nonmedical exemptions, known as NMEs. Washington, where there are 66 confirmed measles cases, is one of them.According to the study in PLOS Medicine, titled “The State of the Antivaccine Movement in the United States,” in 12 of those 18 states, there’s been an upward trend of kindergartners enrolling in school with NMEs since 2009.Washington was not listed as a state with an uptick in NMEs; however, Seattle and Spokane, as well as Portland, Ore., were identified as “hot spots,” meaning they are associated with counties having more than 400 nonvaccinated kindergartners and are vulnerable for an outbreak in vaccine-preventable diseases.Currently, three separate efforts, two in Washington and one in Oregon, are gaining steam to ban or restrict nonmedical vaccine exemptions. House Bill 1638 in Washington would ban personal or philosophical exemptions specifically for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. A second bill, in the Senate, would ban personal or philosophical exemptions for all school-required vaccines. In Oregon, a bill is being drafted that would get rid of all nonmedical exemptions, including religious ones.Heat map of county-level nonmedical exemptions rates in 2016 to 2017. Image courtesy of PLOS Medicine“Vaccinations don’t just protect the kids who are vaccinated, they protect others in the community who are at risk,” Washington Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, co-sponsor of Senate Bill 5841, said in a statement.But the measures are being met with plenty of opposition.Hundreds have turned up in Olympia, Wash., to protest hearings on the bills., including Mary Holland, a New York University Law School professor and activist.According to The Washington Post, she said her son has a vaccine-related injury and she warned lawmakers that if the bill passes, many vaccine opponents will “move out of the state, or go underground, but they will not comply.”Devony Audet, a mother of three living in Spokane, said her family won’t comply with new vaccination laws if they are passed.“No city government or federal government can tell me what medical procedures are necessary for my children. That’s my choice. God made me their mother and I will not vaccinate (for MMR) even if it means my children cannot go to public schools,” she said.Devony Audet. Courtesy photoShe describes herself as “pro-informed choice,” rather than anti-vaccination, and said her children have some vaccinations, but not all of them.“We weigh the pros and cons. What are the risks of the illnesses versus the risks from the vaccine itself?” she said. “MMR, absolutely not. MMR has more adverse effects, our research found.”She believes measles and mumps aren’t terribly dangerous and can be treated quickly. The vaccines, she said, are much riskier.“Make informed decisions,” she said. “God gave you a brain for a reason. Use it.”Her oldest son, 12, has health issues and would qualify for a medical exemption. However, her other two children, 5 and 8, have nonmedical exemptions. Her family would home-school the children if the Washington legislation passes.Audet herself grew up without being vaccinated since her church — an Independent Baptist congregation — was against it.“I never had the mumps, measles, I never had the chicken pox. I didn’t die,” she said. “All three of my children have had the chicken pox now, so I’m not worried. It’s not that big of a deal. We make it a big deal.”In 2015, California removed the personal belief vaccine exemption after a measles outbreak at Disneyland. Vermont did the same.“That’s what I’d like to see done in Washington and Oregon, and done here (in Texas),” Hotez said. “Any move toward that is welcome.”He worries that if the measures pass, people will begin abusing the religious exemption.“If you look at the major religions, I can’t think of any mainstream prohibitions against vaccines, maybe some sects or spinoffs,” he said. “These are important times where religious leaders need to speak out on behalf of vaccines. We need an interfaith statement on vaccines.” Spuddie says: February 28, 2019 at 2:43 pm Your lack of concern for those harmed by vaccines is duly noted. February 28, 2019 at 4:51 pm Rick Brant says: This message brought to you by Spuddie, “the Queen of denial”. HpO says: I understand ever you have to say, it just isn’t relevant in the slightest degree. Your sole concern is control of others. So fetus worship and actual baby killing apparently fits nicely in your views. Spuddie says: Rick Brant says: February 28, 2019 at 5:34 pm Ben in Oakland says: Spuddie says: HpO says: Brian Curtis says: Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Spuddie says: March 1, 2019 at 6:31 am February 28, 2019 at 11:31 am February 28, 2019 at 2:42 pm You don’t have to vaccinate all your kids–just the ones you want to keep.Remember: Public health codes are tyranny! Everyone has the right to deny their kids food, shelter, and medical care if they want. Anything else is Slavery to the State(TM). Just ask that role model, Abraham. February 28, 2019 at 7:36 pm HpO says: HpO says: Rick Brant says: “And if rap gets JEALOUS ’cause I rock heavy / It don’t worry me if m’aa ******* don’t get it / Yo, if rap gets JEALOUS, words that were admitted / I used to be a public enemy, don’t forget it / And if rap gets JEALOUS ’cause I rock heavy / It don’t worry me if m’aa ******* don’t get it / Yo, if rap gets JEALOUS ’cause of where I’m headed / Aggression, obsession, we’re pain in the gain”– K’naan, “If Rap Gets JEALOUS” (2005), DEDICATED TO CRUDDIE. HpO says: March 1, 2019 at 7:46 am February 28, 2019 at 5:57 pm Spuddie says: February 28, 2019 at 6:24 pm Making them idiots. Considering the damage from not being vaccinated us easily death to their children and others. February 28, 2019 at 1:12 pm February 28, 2019 at 7:48 pm February 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm February 28, 2019 at 8:28 pm Those who are actually at medical risk from vaccines depend on the rest of the herd betting vaccinated to lessen the chance of infection.It is extremely irresponsible to put those people at greater risk. Dude – you were in law enforcement AND you have a medical degree?!Please tell. How did you get into both professions?Seriously… HpO says: Brian Curtis says: You’re the one willing to sacrifice infants. Richard Rush says: February 28, 2019 at 8:09 pm Russian trolls blamed for spreading anti-vaccination propagandahttps://nypost.com/2019/02/15/russian-trolls-blamed-for-spreading-anti-vaccination-propaganda/ Rick Brant says: $ Cha Ching $ “Big Pharma” $How to vaccinate the human race against Them, is what I’d like to know February 28, 2019 at 6:17 pm February 28, 2019 at 6:29 pm ATF45 says: So, you’re a Russian troll? Mark Connelly says: Share This! February 28, 2019 at 6:47 pm Some of these anti-vax nutters, whatever their excuse, will refuse to recognize the foolishness of their conceit until they lose their own kids. That’s too bad. $$ “Big Pharma” $$ – evil has a name. Rick Brant says: Mark Connelly says: Parker12 says: They are rather stupid that way. Life long damage is still far better than DEATH or death of others.Anti vaccine parents are short sighted and have zero regard for the effect of their agenda on everyone else. Parker12 says: February 28, 2019 at 6:23 pm Shaming the religious into vaccinating their loved ones – is there no end to Secularist Madness?! Mark Connelly says: Spuddie says: March 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm Mark Connelly says: So, what did your parents do to you? Mglass says: Spuddie says: February 28, 2019 at 8:50 pm Call this, TRIVIA TIME FOR TRIVIAL ATHEISTS & AGNOSTICS around here … starting NOW. (And you pay attention too now, “Dr. Peter Hotez … the enemy.”)(1) “Agnostics/atheists in Italy … are less likely than Roman Catholics … to report that vaccines are important.”(2) “Agnostics/atheists in Italy and Romania … are less likely to agree that the MMR vaccine is important than Roman Catholics and those subscribing to Russian/Eastern Orthodoxy (respectively).”(3) “In Germany … Muslims and Protestants are much more likely to report that the seasonal influenza vaccine is important than atheists/agnostics.”(4) “In Austria and the UK … due to the ambiguity in the way atheists/agnostics may respond to … question it is difficult to interpret … findings when atheists/agnostics form the baseline group”.Source: “State of Vaccine Confidence in the EU 2018: A report for the European Commission by Prof. Heidi Larson, Dr. Alexandre de Figueiredo, Emilie Karafllakis and Mahesh Rawal”, Publications Office of the European Union, 2018. February 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm Mark Connelly says: Ben in Oakland says: It’s as if you never even heard of death as a result of vaccines.Keep chugging the Kool Aid, Spuddie.Big Pharma loves you! I have a great deal of concern for them, but no medication is perfect, free from side effects, or free of unintended consequences. No-vaccinations are vastly imperfect, as the measles outbreaks in the US, the Philipines, and several other countries show. The side effect of no-vaccinations is well known– people that didn’t get them die, and people who wouldn’t get sick now can, with all kinds of deleterious and unintended consequences for them.But hey! I’m sure your google search of propaganda websites is worth far more than the FDA or one of those elitist university’s opinion on the subject.https://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/ResourcesforYou/Consumers/ucm345587.htmhttps://labblog.uofmhealth.org/body-work/new-study-emphasizes-harm-of-vaccine-refusals Your religion stops at your door. Putting others at risk over one or another myths shows a complete lack of morals. Helene Gates says: Thin The Herd says: February 28, 2019 at 7:40 pm You’ve got that right Actually, it does. Nobody dictates what people can believe, but the law absolutely can affect what people DO. And refusing basic medical care to your children is a crime, regardless of what beliefs drive it. Just ask the Christian Scientists who pray over their dying kids instead of taking them to a hospital. February 28, 2019 at 6:50 pm February 28, 2019 at 6:25 pm February 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm February 28, 2019 at 6:37 pm I have no religious objections to vaccines.My concern is with the SERIOUS LIFE-LONG DAMAGE -AUTISM, CRIPPLED KIDS IN WHEEL CHAIRS,etc., – that I have observed resulting from the vaccines, problems that the alliance of Big Pharma, FDA, and the Medical community turn a blind eye to. Spuddie,What a great anti-abortion statement: “Life….. (EVEN WITH DAMAGE), is BETTER than death…..Well said my friend; well said. Tina Wise says: A typically cold-hearted statement, Commissar Spuddie. February 28, 2019 at 2:49 pm Spuddie says: Many anti-vaccine parents have become so because they are aware of the life-long damage vaccines have caused both their own children and those of others they know. February 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm Tina WISE?????? Hahahahahahahaha.I assume this is a parody. but if not:1). No.2) you had better stop eating. You might turn into a carrot.3) Never stopped anyone, including the hyper religious state of texas and our undeclared wars throughout the middle east, support by Christian conservatives. Meanwhile, 600 people died due to vaccine use. How many died without vaccine use? Smallpox used ot be a major killer.4) Nothing to do with honoring THY father and mother. Leave out that crucial word, you can say anything you want. And you did.5) projection. They have evidence. you don’t.6) You should read what’s in blood. The worst chemical is dihydrogen monoxide. and formaldehyde. and Cadmium. all poisonous.7) That’s because people get vaccinated. but that’s changing. Cheer up!?!?!?8) Evidence of vaccine danger is that it is miniscule, especially when compared to the lives saved. How many people have died form small pox?9). no. Those dirty drug companies, always trying to sell stuff. Stop taking medications. Please10. No. February 28, 2019 at 5:11 pm Spuddie says: February 28, 2019 at 7:59 pm Good Question March 1, 2019 at 6:03 pm HpO: “Source: … National Geographic … Scientific American … Boston Globe”.Brian Curtis: “Wow, I didn’t realize [National Geographic, Scientific American, Boston Globe] were also a conspiracy nut. Never mind, there’s no point exposing [National Geographic, Scientific American, Boston Globe] to logic and evidence.” Ten rational reasons to not be religious:1. Going to church can kill. Many people have been killed or severely injured while driving a car to or from churches.2. The primary reason that organized religion exists is to impose power and control over people, . . . and obtain money from them.3. For religious beliefs to be firmly instilled in people, they must be trained to reject thinking that involves reason, evidence, or logic.4. Convincing people about the “power of prayer” is a way to make them believe they can literally communicate with a god.5. The “power of prayer” as nothing but a fantasy becomes obvious when compared to the power of vaccines.6. Essentially, church buildings are superstition indoctrination centers for the weekly reinforcement of instilled beliefs.7. The valuable scientific discoveries in recent centuries would have happened much earlier if not for the resistance of religion.8. The Instilling of fear and guilt is a sleazy tactic for forcing people to live in accordance with the demands of power-mongers.9. The Bible is consistent with the widespread ignorance of its time-period, and is filled with fantasy/delusion/fiction, and/or fraud.10. After thousands of years there is still no legitimate evidence to believe a god exists . . . but we must believe or else go to hell. March 2, 2019 at 4:55 am Spuddie says: As if you never heard of deadly epidemics? How stupid and short sighted are you? Remember when people used to worry about polio or smallpox?Of course you don’t, because vaccines eradicated them from the developed world. I can’t even pretend you have an intelligent thought on this topic. Btw Big Pharma makes next to nothing off vaccines. There are no repeat customers in it. You have to be truly ignorant to look in that direction. Mark Connelly says: February 28, 2019 at 8:30 pm Mark Connelly says: Ben in Oakland says: February 28, 2019 at 8:32 pm HpO says: March 5, 2019 at 1:59 pm Flagged – beyond the pale, even by your low standards. February 28, 2019 at 8:32 pm Share This! 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By Hillel Italie, AP National WriterCheck out the upcoming events at Chicago’s United Center and you’ll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others.And former first lady Michelle Obama, to launch her book tour in November.This cover image released by Crown shows “Becoming,” by Michelle Obama, available on Nov. 13. Obama is launching a book tour to promote her memoir “Becoming,” a tour featuring arenas and other performing centers to accommodate crowds likely far too big for any bookstore. (Crown via AP)Just for the scale of its venues, there has never been a rollout quite like the one for Obama’s memoir “Becoming,” with stops including the Pepsi Center in Denver and American Airlines Center in Dallas. While popular authors have been likened to rock stars for years, Obama is the first to promote her book on a scale common for top musical performers, even using the entertainment company Live Nation.“Mrs. Obama wanted to make her tour as accessible as possible,” Tara Traub, senior vice president of Live Nation Touring, said in a statement Friday. “The Live Nation team also knew the demand for her tour would be extraordinary. For these reasons, we knew an arena tour would maximize the number of people who will be able to join this unforgettable conversation with Mrs. Obama.”While the traditional bookstore reading is usually free and might be called a success if a few dozen show up, Obama’s appearances will be at venues of 15,000 and higher in capacity, with tickets that range from just under $30 to $3,000. (VIP tickets include the chance to meet Obama.)Despite some complaints on social media about prices, tickets have been selling so quickly that this week Live Nation added two additional events, at Barclays Center in New York City and Capitol One Arena in Washington.“Truly humbled by the response to my upcoming book tour,” Obama tweeted Sept. 20.Some fans will attend for free. According to Traub, 10 percent of tickets at each event will be donated to “local charities, schools and community groups in each city the tour visits.”“This was a priority for Mrs. Obama and we are proud to collaborate on this effort,” she said.In the top 10 on Amazon.com weeks before its Nov. 13 release date, Obama’s book seems a guaranteed million-seller — a memoir by a popular first lady with an international following and a relatively limited history of discussing her private life, especially her eight years in the White House. Books by former first ladies have often sold well, with previous releases including Hillary Clinton’s “Living History” and Laura Bush’s “Spoken from the Heart.”Obama’s tour begins the week after the midterm elections. While former President Barack Obama has endorsed dozens of Democrats and increased his criticisms of President Donald Trump, Michelle Obama’s involvement has focused on the nonpartisan When We All Vote, an initiative encouraging people to register.Advance promotions for her book have emphasized that she will chronicle “the experiences that have shaped her — from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.”Neither Live Nation nor Obama’s publisher, Crown, would give specific details on what the tour will be like and what special guests might turn up, beyond confirming that the former first lady will be interviewed on stage.Crown spokesman David Drake also did not have specific details on the involvement of local booksellers, though he said they will have the “opportunity to participate in and benefit from Mrs. Obama’s publication.”Drake declined comment on whether a similar tour is planned for Barack Obama, whose memoir is expected next year. The Obamas agreed in 2017 to a multimillion-dollar deal with Crown for the two books and have projects for other media in the works, including a multiyear production deal with Netflix.Publicity directors for other publishing houses could not think of another time when venues the size of Barclays Center were used for an author. Clinton’s book tour last year for “What Happened” included stops at the Boston Opera House and Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, both with capacities of 2,500 to 3000. According to J.K. Rowling’s U.S. publisher, Scholastic, the largest event for the “Harry Potter” author has been at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, which seats around 6,000.
Kolkata: In order to meet the heavy rush of passengers during the holiday season, the Eastern Railway has decided to add extra coaches in several trains.ER will attach additional coaches to various long-distance trains during the period of April 16 to July 1. Since people plan trips during summer vacations, trains have more passengers. The Eastern Railway plans to attach additional coaches so that people don’t miss out on exploring new areas during holidays. The rush in trains is a huge challenge for families. Trains from several popular tourist destinations do not have seat availability and the waiting lists are longer during the holiday time. The additional couches will benefit travelers as they face a lot of inconvenience due to non-availability of seats. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe following trains will have additional coaches— 12259/12260 Sealdah-New Delhi Duranto Express, 12319/12320 Kolkata-Agra Cantt. Weekly Express, 12357/12358 Kolkata-Amritsar Bi-Weekly Express, 13135/13136 Kolkata-Jogbani Weekly Express, 13155/13156 Kolkata-Sitamarhi Mithilanchal Express, 13157/13158 Kolkata- Muzaffarpur Tirhut Express, 13159/13160 Kolkata-Jogbani Express, 13165/13166 Kolkata-Sitamarhi Express, 12359/12360 Kolkata-Patna Garibrath, 13121/13122 Kolkata-Ghazipur City Express (Via Patna), 22323/22324 Kolkata- Ghazipur City Shabd Bhedi Exp. (Via Dhanbad), 13043/13044 Howrah- Raxaul Bi-weekly Express, 13063/13064 Howrah-Balurghat Bi-weekly Express, 13507/13508 Asansol-Gorakhpur Weekly Express, 13509/13510 Asansol-Gonda Weekly Express, 13425/13426 Malda Town-Surat Weekly Express and 13429/13430 Malda Town-Anand Vihar Weekly Express.
New Year starts on January 1 for everyone across the world except the Chinese people. Because for them, the spring festival falling on the first day of the first lunar month is the most important time and therefore the start of another year.The custom originated in the Shang Dynasty where people used to offer sacrifice to gods and ancestors at the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one. To celebrate this important day, which comes with its own set of traditions, The People’s Republic of China, in coordination with the CD Foundation, organised a grand event at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. The purpose of the annual ‘Happy Chinese New Year’ program supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism Of China is to convey joy, friendship and auspicious wishes of Chinese people to their friends all over the world. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe program started with lamp lighting by Chief Guest Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and Luo Zhaohui, Chinese Ambassador to India. On this occasion, hundreds of people along with members of the foreign diplomatic corps, the foreign correspondents in India and the Indian Foreign Service officers were present in the program. On the occasion, cultural programs presented by artist showcased the best of Chinese music and dance. The splendid art and culture of Inner Mongolia of China to Indian People was the main point of attraction. An acrobatic troupe of Inner Mongolia Bureau of National Art Troupe attracted viewers by their amazing acrobatics performances. Every performance by Chinese artists caught the attention of the audience. The cultural program was also presented by the Indian artist at the function.
Firefox 65 supports Google’s WebP Image format by Martin Brinkmann on November 02, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: November 02, 2018 – 44 commentsFirefox 65 will support the WebP image format that Google created for use on the Internet. Firefox 65 Stable will be released in January 2019.Google states on the official WebP page on the company’s Developers website that “WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs”, and that “WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller than comparable JPEG images”.Mozilla revealed plans in 2016 to add WebP support to the organization’s Firefox web browser but nothing came out of it in the two years that followed. Microsoft introduced support for WebP in Microsoft Edge recently.Chrome and Chromium-based browsers such as Opera or Vivaldi support the image format already.Web servers that support WebP check whether the browser is capable of displaying the format. If that is the case, WebP images are provided and if that is not the case, fallback image formats, e.g. PNG or JPG are provided instead.Firefox users can test this on Google Play where Chrome gets WebP images currently while current versions of Firefox traditional image formats.Firefox 65: WebP supportMozilla plans to enable support for WebP in Firefox 65. The version is currently available on the Nightly channel, the cutting edge development channel.Nightly users may enable WebP support in the browser already but it requires that they modify two preferences on about:config to do so.Here is how you can add WebP support right now in Firefox 65:Load about:config in the Firefox address bar.Confirm that you will be careful.Search for the preference image.webp.enabled.Double-click on it to set it to True.Search for the preference image.http.accept.Double-click on it and change its value to image/webp,*/*.You may need to restart the browser.You can test the support on Google’s WebP Gallery on the Developer website. You should get WebP images instead of no image or fallback images on the page.Firefox informs sites that it supports the WebP image format when connections are established and sites will use the format and not traditional formats because of that.Webmasters can use conversion tools to convert image formats to Google’s WebP format, and users can convert WebP images to other image formats as well.Why did Mozilla add support now? One answer is that Microsoft added support for the format in the company’s Microsoft Edge browser. While WebP is not supported by Safari or Internet Explorer, not supporting the format might put Mozilla at a disadvantage especially when web companies decide to ignore fallback options.Closing WordsFirefox 65 will support the WebP format so that Google’s sites and others that use the format will deliver WebP images to Firefox users just as they do to Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, or Microsoft Edge users.Whether that will give WebP the boost it requires to establish itself as the major image format on the Internet remains to be seen.Now You: What is your take on Mozilla adding support for WebP to Firefox?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 65 supports Google’s WebP Image formatDescriptionMozilla has added support for the WebP image format in Firefox 65; Firefox 65 displays WebP images on all sites that users visit in the browser and won’t use fallback images anymore.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
In today’s world no software developer is expected to wait for long release time and development cycles, all thanks to DevOps. Cloud which are popular for providing feasible infrastructure across different organizations can now offer better solutions with the help of DevOps. Applications can have bug fixes and updates almost everyday but this update cycles require a CI/CD framework. Google recently released its all new continuous integration/continuous delivery framework Cloud Build at Google Cloud Next ’18 in San Francisco. Cloud Build is a complete continuous integration and continuous delivery platform that helps you build software at scale across all languages. It gives developers complete control over a variety of environments such as VMs, serverless, Firebase or Kubernetes. Google’s Cloud Build supports Docker, giving developers the option of automating deployments to Google Kubernetes Engine or Kubernetes for continuous delivery. It also supports the use of triggers for application deployment which helps launch an update whenever certain conditions are met. Google also tried to eliminate the pain of managing build servers by providing a free version of Cloud Build with up to 120 build minutes per day including up to 10 concurrent builds. After the user has exhausted the first free 120 build minutes, additional build minutes will be charged at $0.0034 per minute. Another plus point of Cloud Build is that it automatically identifies package vulnerabilities before deployment along with allowing users to run builds on local machines and later deploy in the cloud. Incase of issues or problems, CloudBuild provides detailed insights letting you ease debugging via build errors and warnings. It also provides an option of filtering build results using tags or queries to identify time consuming tests or slow performing builds. Key features of Google Cloud Build Simpler and faster commit to deploy time Supports language agnostic builds Options to create pipelines to automate deployments Flexibility to define custom workflow Control build access with Google Cloud security Check out the Google Cloud Blog if you find want to learn more about how to start implementing Google’s CI/CD offerings. Related Links Google Cloud Next: Fei-Fei Li reveals new AI tools for developers Google’s event-driven serverless platform, Cloud Function, is now generally available Google Cloud Launches Blockchain Toolkit to help developers build apps easily