Public Enemy Takes Aim At Donald Trump On New Track, “State Of The Union (STFU)” [Video]

first_imgPioneering hip-hop group Public Enemy has shared a brand new, DJ Premier-produced track, “State of the Union (STFU)”, along with a fiery music video. “State of the Union (STFU)” is the latest in a string of powerful messages about President Donald Trump from Public Enemy frontman Chuck D, who has addressed Trump’s policies and rhetoric for the past several years through his work with Prophets of Rage and as a solo artist.The single’s cover art quickly conveys the root of their message with images of Donald Trump looking over the now-iconic image of Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin killing George Floyd in the street over ominous blood splatters.As Chuck D explained in a press release, “Our collective voices keep getting louder. The rest of the planet is on our side. But it’s not enough to talk about change. You have to show up and demand change. Folks gotta vote like their lives depend on it, ‘cause it does.” Added hype man Flavor Flav, “Public Enemy tells it like it is,” added Flavor Flav. “It’s time for him to GO.”Related: Public Enemy’s Chuck D Tapped To Receive 2019 Woody Guthrie PrizeThe video, which they shot “in secret in the dead of night,” presents a collection of graphic footage and imagery from the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality in the country mixed with stark, black and white footage of a vitriolic performance of the song by Chuck D, DJ Lord, Flavor Flav, and DJ Premier.Watch the video for “State of the Union (STFU)” by Public Enemy below or head to the group’s website for a free download of the track.Public Enemy – “State of the Union (STFU)” – Official Video[Video: Channel ZERO]Earlier this year, Public Enemy made headlines when Chuck D and Flavor Flav clashed over their seemingly opposing views on taking bold political stances like performing at a Bernie Sanders rally. Flav was briefly kicked out of the group, though this new release confirms that they have since mended fences.last_img read more

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Green Bay Packers the Only Non-Profit Team in Football

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIf you are not a Steelers fan, you need to be rooting for the Green Bay Packers in tomorrow’s Super Bowl — the only team in the National Football League that is publicly owned by loyal fans who have supported them for more than 90 years.The unique not-for-profit setup has created a relationship between team and community unlike any in the N.F.L.Wisconsin fans get to enjoy the team with the confidence that their owner won’t threaten to move to Los Angeles unless the team gets a new mega-dome. Volunteers work concessions, with sixty per cent of the proceeds going to local charities. Even the beer is cheaper than at a typical N.F.L. stadium. Not only has home field been sold out for two decades, but during snowstorms, the team routinely puts out calls for volunteers to help shovel and is never disappointed by the response.(READ the story in the New Yorker)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Chinese Doctor With No Legs Makes Her Village House Calls Using 2 Stools

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAn inspiring 37-year-old doctor has been getting from place to place using only wooden stools in place of legs.Li Juhong’s legs had to be amputated after a car accident in 1983 when she was only four– but instead of feeling despair over the loss, Li was motivated to become a doctor.RELATED: They Wanted Her to Undergo Cancer Treatment, But 90-Year-old Hits The Road InsteadAfter acquiring her medical degree in 2000, Li set up a village clinic in Chongqing, China. Since then she has been the caretaker of all 1,000 residents, using two stools instead of feet to get around.Her husband, Xing, offers to transport her to patients too sick to leave the house by carrying her on his back. With his assistance, she has handled over 6,000 cases in the region.WATCH: Disabled Veteran Converts Wheelchair into Snow Plow to Help TownIn her 15 year career, the resilient doctor has worn out over 24 stools.(CHECK OUT the photo essay in The Shanghaiist)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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The 10 Motivational Books Used By the World’s Top Achievers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAs Buddha once said, “we are what we think”—and positive thinking is an important step in any achievement. Whether in your career or personal life, why not follow the advice that inspires some of the most successful people on the planet?Maybe you are looking to make changes in the way you approach your relationships, or you are striving to alter the way you handle work-related stress, or looking to make your first million. Self-help books can be a valuable guide, and what better gauge of their quality than to select the ones that have helped successful people to live their dreams.Sage UK has conducted the in-depth survey to determine the best books for shifting your mindset and creating personal happiness or professional success. From Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” which builds your confidence by teaching you to trust your intuition, to “Zero To One” by billionaire philanthropist Peter Thiel, which is aimed at generating a positive approach to starting your own business, this list covers all bases when it comes to inspiring you in all aspects of life:1) Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose – Tony Hsieh Zappos CEOTony Hsieh offers an insight into the numerous life lessons he learnt while pursuing a variety of business ventures over the years. Delivering Happiness highlights the importance of creating a corporate culture which focuses on the happiness of those around you, and how their joy can grow you as an individual.Recommended by:Padmasree Warrior (CEO of NextEv, dubbed Queen of the Electric Car by Fortune)Simos Kitris (Founder of People per Hour)2) Zero To One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the FuturePeter Thiel finds the unexplored corners of your creativity: that’s the central premise of this luminary’s bestseller. Peter Thiel argues that you need to escape competition and think for yourself if you truly want to forge your own path in business.Recommended by:Elon Musk (Founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors)Gareth Williams (Founder of Skyscanner)John Sculley (Former CEO of Apple, Inc; and former President of Pepsi-Cola)3) Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingIn Blink, Malcolm Gladwell explores how we ‘know’ something without exactly knowing why. Gladwell teaches readers how trusting your instinct can be more effective than approaching a decision with caution, inspiring you to think in new ways.Recommended by:Marillyn Hewson (CEO, Lockheed Martin; “The World’s 20th most powerful woman” –Forbes)Paul Jozefak (Managing Director of tech company Liqud Labs)4) Search Inside YourselfChade-Meng Tan, Google’s personal growth pioneer, talks us through the mindfulness techniques he teaches to employees as he attempts to unlock their full creative potential. Credited with augmenting the productivity of one of the world’s pre-eminent tech companies, Meng imparts a wealth of useful mind training.Recommended by:Arianna Huffington (Founder, Huffington Post)Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos, an online shoe and clothing retailer)5) The Four AgreementsDon Miguel Ruiz believes there are four rules that can transform our existence: be impeccable with your word, don’t make assumptions, always do your best and don’t take anything personally. By removing self-limiting beliefs, the author suggests that we will be better-placed to harness our innate potential.Recommended by:Ellen DegeneresJack Dorsey (Co-founder and CEO of Twitter)6) A Return to LoveBased on the author’s own experiences as a teacher and lecturer, A Return to Love looks at how the principles of love can transform and heal people during any trials or difficulties life has to offer. Sharing her own insights, Marianne Williamson offers practical applications of love and how it can change all aspects of our lives.Recommended by: Oprah Winfrey7) Now, Discover Your StrengthsUsing the data mined from a study of over two million high-achievers, this book by Marcus Buckingham sets out 34 themes geared towards maximizing your business success. Through the completion of an online test, readers will discover which of these themes relate to their strengths, allowing them to cultivate the best working environment for them.Recommended by:Sheryl Sandberg (Author and COO of Facebook; founder of Leanin.org)8) Letters From a Stoic SenecaIn this book, Robin Campbell translates the philosophical musings of Lucius Annaeus Seneca, the advisor to emperor Nero. Seneca was credited with humanizing Stoicism and transforming it from an otherwise foreboding belief system into a useful philosophy for life.Recommended by:Tim Ferriss (Author of self-help books on the ‘4-hour’ theme, entrepreneur, public speaker)9) The Right StuffAuthor Tom Wolfe monitors and interviews the first Project Mercury Astronauts in an attempt to identify the mental and physical characteristics that primed them to become pioneers in their field.Recommended by:Peter Thiel (Co-founder of PayPal and founder of Clarium Capital)10) The Life of the MindArranging the mind into three key processes (thinking, willing and judging), Hannah Arendt delivers an in-depth exploration of the way we process information. From scholars to business specialists, Hannah believes that an inability to think is preventing us from maximizing our potential.Recommended by:Phuthuma Nhleko (African businessman, executive chairman of MTN Group)Click To Share With Your Fellow Bookworms… (Photo by Syda Productions)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Nederland Heritage Festival is back on

first_imgNEDERLAND — Confusion reigned for a couple of hours Friday as Nederland Heritage Festival organizers canceled and then un-canceled the last three days of the event.As of 4 p.m. Friday, festival organizers said the last three days of the event, which runs through Sunday, are going to take place as scheduled.Officials said the ever-changing world of coronavirus response could lead to updates later in the weekend. “We are so sorry for the confusion,” festival executive director Shannon Hemby said. “The decision was out of our hands.”Ron McCraw, left, and Horace Brown clean out the frying station at the Rotary Club of Nederland booth after, at first, hearing the festival was being shut down on Friday.Hemby said there was initial confusion as to if emergency order by Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick applied to the festival.City Manager Chris Duque clarified that the city has received written word from Branick’s office that the festival can operate. Some food vendors have already shut down and will not be back in operation.Horace Brown of the Rotary Club of Nederland said they could not reopen because his volunteers were sent home at the initial closing news.last_img read more

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Global officials warn of pan-resistant gonorrhea

first_imgNew data from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that resistance to the only remaining treatment for gonorrhea is emerging globally, and that widespread treatment failure is likely in the coming years unless new antibiotics are developed.”It will only be a matter of time,” Teodora Wi, MD, a medical officer with the WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research, told reporters.Wi is the lead author of a study today in PLoS Medicine that details the extent of the problem. In the study, data from 77 countries reporting to the WHO Global Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (WHO GASP) show increasing resistance to azithromycin and emerging resistance to the extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs) cefixime and ceftriaxone—the drugs that make up the last-line treatment for gonorrhea.To date, three countries—Japan, France, and Spain—have reported “superbug” strains of gonorrhea that are resistant to all current forms of treatment.An accompanying commentary in PLoS Medicine by many of the same authors laid out a plan to accelerate the development of new antibiotics for treatment of gonorrhea and evaluate possible treatments using existing drugs.A ‘very smart bug’The WHO estimates there are currently 78 million global cases of gonorrhea, which is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium. Gonorrhea spreads through unprotected vaginal, oral, and anal sex and can infect both men and women. It generally causes infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat, and pregnant women can pass the infection to their newborns during childbirth. Serious and permanent health problems, including pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility, can result if the disease goes untreated.”There are many consequences of not treating gonorrhea,” Wi said.But treating gonorrhea appropriately has become a challenge, because the bacterium’s DNA has shown the ability to quickly mutate and develop resistance to every antibiotic that’s been used to treat it. “Gonorrhea is a very smart bug,” Wi said. “Every time you introduce a new class of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea, the bug becomes resistant to these antibiotics.”As the data from WHO GASP indicate, that’s what appears to be happening with cefixime and ceftriaxone, the drugs that the WHO currently recommends be used in combination with azithromycin for treatment of most gonococcal infections.According to the data, which cover 2009 through 2014, isolates from 55 of the 77 countries reporting (66%) showed resistance or decreased susceptibility to cefixime or ceftriaxone. In 26 of those countries, the percentage of resistant isolates was at least 5% or higher—the level at which the WHO recommends discontinuing use of an antimicrobial in empiric treatment. In addition, the GASP data showed that 81% of countries reported resistance or decreased susceptibility to azithromycin.Wi called the GASP data the “tip of the iceberg” and noted the extent of the problem could be much greater, since most of the data are from high-income countries with good surveillance systems. In low-income countries in Africa, Central Asia, and the eastern Mediterranean region, where sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates tend to be higher, appropriate laboratory tests and data on drug-resistant gonorrhea are insufficient. Wi said it is likely that cases of untreatable gonorrhea exist in these countries, “and they are not likely being documented at this point.”Emergence of untreatable gonorrheaThis rising resistance to the currently recommended treatment, Wi said, means “we are soon going to be seeing the threat of untreatable gonorrhea in the future,” since drug-resistant gonorrhea can quickly become widespread once it starts getting transmitted. Wi could not say how many years it would take for widespread untreatable gonorrhea to emerge.In June 2016, the New England Journal of Medicine reported on the failure of ceftriaxone and azithromycin therapy in a man from the United Kingdom diagnosed as having gonorrhea. This was the first reported failure of dual therapy in Europe. The N gonorrhea strain identified in the man was identical to a strain spreading in Japan that has shown reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone and azithromycin.In September 2016, public health officials in Hawaii reported a cluster of N gonorrhea isolates from seven people that showed high resistance to azithromycin and reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone—the first such cases reported in the United States. All seven patients were successfully treated.The GASP data also showed that 97% of countries reported resistance to ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone that is no longer recommended for gonorrhea treatment but is still being used in some African countries.Wi added that, in addition to gonorrhea’s innate ability to mutate, increasing resistance is also a result of inappropriate antibiotic treatment, which occurs when the wrong dosage of drugs is prescribed, treatment directions aren’t properly followed by patients, or poor-quality drugs are used.Lack of treatment alternativesA lack of alternatives to the currently recommended treatment for gonorrhea makes the issue more pressing. The three antibiotic candidates currently in the pipeline—solithromycin, zoliflodacin, and gepotidacin—are in various stages of clinical development, but none are guaranteed to make it to market, Manica Balasegaram, MRCP, MSc, director of the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), told reporters.”The situation is, actually, fairly grim,” he said.Balasegaram, lead author of a paper that lays out a roadmap for research and development of drug-resistant gonorrhea treatments, said GARDP’s strategy includes four components: Accelerating the development of drugs in the pipeline, evaluating the ability of existing antibiotics to treat gonorrhea (either alone or in combination with other drugs), exploring ways to improve the administration of gonorrhea treatment, and supporting the development of simplified treatment guidelines.As part of this strategy, Balasegaram announced that GARDP had entered into a partnership with biotech company Entasis Therapeutics to accelerate development of zoliflodacin by helping register and conduct public health trials. Balasegaram also said GARDP would also play a role in guiding stewardship efforts for any new gonorrhea treatments. “A critical part of our work will not just be to do the research and development, but also to guide appropriate long-term use, while ensuring access,” he said.Wi said that in addition to finding new treatments for gonorrhea, scientists must focus more on developing affordable, point-of-care tests that can quickly and correctly diagnose gonorrhea. While many people who become infected don’t show any clinical symptoms and as a result go untreated, others may show symptoms (such as vaginal or urethral discharge) but have a different type of infection. Since antibiotic treatment in low-income settings is often based on these visible symptoms, inappropriate antibiotic treatment can result. Prevention is another strategy the WHO is pursuing. That includes development of a preventive vaccine, which Wi said has been hampered by the inability to find the right antigen for preventive immunity, and promotion of safer sex behaviors, including increased condom use. The WHO has set a goal of a 90% reduction in gonorrhea incidence by 2030.See also:July 7 PLoS Medicine studyJuly 7 PLoS Medicine commentarylast_img read more

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Further electronics developments in Korea for Air Products

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CONCOA boosts performance and lowers gas consumption with new products

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Exclusive: Time for Iran

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FuelCell Energy reports Q4 fiscal 2018 financial results

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