[EXCLUSIVE]Video of Beggar Children in Hyesan

first_img News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] By Daily NK – 2013.03.27 9:30pm News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [EXCLUSIVE]Video of Beggar Children in Hyesan SHAREcenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Daily NK has obtained new video footage of child beggars sleeping rough in the punishing winter cold in a residential area of Hyesan, Yangkang Province.The initial footage was taken at night, making it difficult to clearly identify the area, but it is clear that the unwashed and ill-clothed children are huddled together under some form of covering out in the open. The filmmaker asks the children, “Don’t you have homes? Don’t stay here, go!” to which the children answer, “Right, [we don’t have homes].”The same filmmaker then films the children on the next day, as four of them keep warm and dry their shoes and socks by a small fire. The filmmaker approaches them and asks, “Does nobody work here? To give you food and a bed?” The children reply, “What work do you mean?”The director then asks, “Do you know how to cut wood?” to which one child answers, “I don’t have an arm so I can’t,” adding after a moment, “It was cut off by a train.” The other children add, “We can’t do that type of work [because it’s too hard].”According to video and written testimony from many inside sources, children such as these can be found throughout North Korea, begging in marketplaces and other busy areas during the day and huddling together in groups for warmth at night. The source that supplied the video to Daily NK commented, “The North Korean authorities are going on about how their nuclear test was successful and military readiness exercises continue, but the people’s lives are really difficult.”He continued, “The kids usually go around in groups of two or three, but in the marketplaces there can be up to ten or even thirty of them. The state sends them to ‘Relief Camps’ to live together, but most of them run away again because they are not given enough food there.” The North Korean authorities normally round up and take the children to these camps at the time of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il’s birthdays or other holidays, but once the holiday period is over they often fall back into neglect. Hyesan lies across the Sino-North Korean border from Changbai in China. Temperatures in the city frequently hit -30°C during the winter period between December and February. At the time the video was made the temperature was -20°C.Please note, this video must be viewed using Internet Explorer.[imText1] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

On a Grim Anniversary, Shocking Documentary Human Zoos Now Available on Amazon

first_imgToday, September 8, is a shameful anniversary in American history. On this day in 1906 a human being, the African pygmy Ota Benga, was first displayed in the Monkey House at the Bronx Zoo. This was supposed to be of scientific interest, educating visitors in the reigning evolutionary doctrine that placed Africans in close relationship to apes.There couldn’t be a more appropriate, if dispiriting, occasion for the release of the important new documentary from Discovery Institute, the multiple award-winning Human Zoos: America’s Forgotten History of Scientific Racism. It was written and directed by John West and edited by Rachel Adams.There have been regional premieres, from Seattle to South Africa, but now the video is available for purchase on Amazon. It tells an amazing, unfamiliar, and tragic story about Ota Benga but also about the history of evolutionary racial and eugenic theorizing — not in Nazi Germany, but in the United States, not by isolated crackpots but by eminent figures in science. The film features Pulitzer Prize-winning author Pamela Newkirk and historian Richard Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler, Hitler’s Religion, and other books.You can see the trailer here: Evolution On a Grim Anniversary, Shocking Documentary Human Zoos Now Available on AmazonDavid [email protected]_klinghofferSeptember 8, 2018, 4:00 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share TagsAleš HrdličkaCatholicsDarwinismdocumentaryeugenicsFranklin D. RooseveltFrom Darwin to HitlerhistoryHitler’s ReligionHuman ZoosJohn WestMonkey HouseNational Museum of Natural HistoryOregon Documentary Film FestivalOta BengaPamela NewkirkProtestantsRachel AdamsRacismRichard WeikartSmithsonian InstitutionTabletUnited States,Trending Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Recommended Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Culture & Ethics Darwinian racism was the “consensus science” of its day, and it did not hesitate to belittle and humiliate human beings who fell in an unfavored place in the Darwinist hierarchy. It was criticized at the time by Protestant and Catholic leaders, whom I guess you could class as the “science deniers” of the period.One scientist in the film, anthropologist Aleš Hrdlička (1869-1943) of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, was President Franklin Roosevelt’s go-to eugenicist and figures in an exhibition you can see now at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Americans and the Holocaust.” A fascinating article in the Jewish online magazine Tablet tells the story about FDR.It’s not “just” history, though. Much as proponents of evolution would like to ignore or deny it, this is a major part of their own intellectual and moral heritage. As we’ve reported at Evolution News, eugenic and racial thinking of the sort that put a man in the Monkey House is still with us today. See here, here, here, and here, for a few examples.The video is a “racially charged story that will mesmerize you,” according to the Oregon Documentary Film Festival. “You have to see it to believe it and then wonder why they didn’t teach you this chapter in history class.” Its recognitions include: “Best in Show” (Cinema Worldfest Award), “Best Editing” (Oregon Documentary Film Festival), and “Awards of Excellence” (Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, Impact DOCS Awards).There is a wealth of background information at the excellent Human Zoos website. But to the understand this shocking chapter in our own history, you need to see Human Zoos for yourself.Photo: Ota Benga in 1906, via Wikimedia Commons. A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

Here’s How Thousands of Birds Are Being Saved From Flying into Toronto Buildings

first_imgSome windows are recessed into the buildings in order to reduce reflections. Other windows are simply equipped with blinds or sun shades.LOOK: Endangered Parrots Won’t Stop Messing With Traffic Cones So the Cheeky Birds Have Been Given Their Own Roadside GymsSince birds can also be drawn to bright spots in the sky, city buildings turn off their lights at night.In addition to mandating that all new Toronto buildings are constructed with these avian-friendly guidelines, older buildings have also been given slight upgrades to accommodate the migrating species.According to the BBC video below, bird deaths were almost completely eliminated after patterns were added to several pre-existing building windows.WATCH: Mesmerizing Video of 10,000 Snow Geese Taking Flight Will Soothe Your SoulThese groundbreaking initiatives are thanks to the work of the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) – a charity dedicated to saving birds from the dangers of reflective city glass.Michael Mesure, FLAP’s Executive Director, said in a statement: “FLAP’s years of tireless work in bird conservation has finally produced one of our most desired results, which up to now could only be dreamed of. Let us not forget: Toronto could never have become a champion in bird-friendliness without the pinnacle roles played by the stakeholders of Lights Out! Toronto, Toronto City Council, and City of Toronto Planning Department staff. For this, FLAP and the birds are eternally grateful.”(WATCH the BBC video below)Fly This Story Over To Your Friends: Click To Share AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhile glass buildings may seem like a harmless feature of modern architecture, this is not the case for the millions of birds who fly into windows every year – but this Canadian city is quickly becoming a leading example on how to protect birds from the dangers of glass.Toronto made history in 2009 when they became the first city in the world to mandate bird-friendly buildings. This means that any structure that is built within Toronto city limits must incorporate several features that prevent birds from accidentally flying into the glass.For starters, Toronto buildings are no longer built with excessive glass paneling so birds are not tricked by the surface’s reflections. Much of the glass that is on the exterior of the building features some kind of pattern that makes it recognizable to avian eyes.last_img read more

News Scan for Oct 09, 2017

first_imgMore Nigerian states reporting monkeypox cases as total reaches 31The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today reported that six more states have suspected cases of monkeypox, a disease caused by a rare smallpox-like virus. There are now 31 suspected cases in seven states: Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun, and Cross River.All patients are currently hospitalized and improving, according to an NCDC statemen. The agency said it was first notified of a possible outbreak on Sep 22, when an 11-year-old boy from Bayelsa state presented with symptoms of the disease. Eleven people, including a doctor, were confirmed to have the virus late last week.”Nigerians are once [again] advised to remain calm, avoid self-medication and report any suspected case to the nearest health facility. Public health authorities across the country have been well informed on what to do when a suspected case arises,” said Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, CEO of the NCDC.Monkeypox is transmitted through contact with infected animals and is usually self-limiting. In rare cases, infection can be fatal.Oct 9 NCDC statement  Puerto Rico hurricane damage stretches supply of IV salineDamage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria has disrupted the nation’s supply of some intravenous (IV) saline and dextrose bags, the Washington Post reported today. Baxter International, one of the makers of small-volume IV bags, widely used for rehydration and to dilute medications, said “multiple production days” were lost in the aftermath of the storm, and it has established a system to allocate the product to hospitals based on past purchases.On Oct 6, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, issued a statement saying the FDA is taking new steps to mitigate the impact of two recent hurricanes on the island’s medical product manufacturing sector, alongside its ongoing efforts to directly assist Puerto Rico’s residents. He said pharmaceutical and biological products account for about 30% of the territory’s gross domestic product, and 10% of all drugs consumed by Americans are made in Puerto Rico. “And that doesn’t even account for medical devices. Puerto Rico is vital to the health and wellbeing of Americans,” he said.Some facilities were hit harder than other, but the ones that sustained minor damage are running on generator power and aren’t back at full production. “New shortages could result from these disruptions, and shortages that existed before the storms could potentially be extended,” Gottlieb said, adding that the FDA is in close contact with senior management at the companies.The FDA says it is monitoring 40 products on a list of critical products for which shortages could have a substantial public health impact. The FDA said it will provide more details on specific products as appropriate and as it learns more.According to the Post story, Puerto Rico is home to more than four dozen FDA-approved drug making facilities, including ones owned by Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Amgen. A Baxter spokesman told the Post that limited IV fluid production is under way in Puerto Rico and that the company is leveraging its global production capacity to support the supply as operations are restored in Puerto Rico. Some US hospitals have said they haven’t been affected by the shortage, while others said supplies are tight.Oct 9 Washington Post story Oct 6 FDA statement Short-course antibiotics perform well in Enterobacteriaceae bacteremiaScientists have determined that short courses of antibiotics yield similar clinical outcomes as prolonged courses for Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia and may protect against subsequent multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria, according to a new study in PLoS Medicine.The recommended duration of antibiotic treatment for bloodstream infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae is 7 to 14 days. Researchers from the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group compared the outcomes of patients receiving 6 to 10 days versus 11 to 16 days of antibiotics for Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia in patients who were treated in one of three medical centers from 2008 through 2014.The team matched 385 short-course bacteremia patients with the same number of prolonged-course patients. Median treatment duration was 8 days in the former group and 15 in the latter.They found no difference between the groups in mortality and recurrent bloodstream infections. They detected a trend toward a protective effect of short-course antibiotic therapy on the emergence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria but not a statistically significant difference.Oct 8 Clin Infect Dis abstractlast_img read more

President Trump says he could beat Oprah, but doesn’t think she’ll run

first_imgNBC/Paul DrinkwaterEver since Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, #Oprah2020 has been trending. But if Oprah did run for president in 2020, her opponent would presumably be President Trump, running for re-election. What does he think of a possible candidate Winfrey? As you may have guessed, he thinks he’d win if they faced off against each other.During a meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on Tuesday, Trump told reporters, “Yeah, I’ll beat her,” but added, “Oprah would be a lot of fun. I know her very well.”“You know, I did one of her last shows,” he continued. “She had Donald Trump — this was before politics — her last week…she had Donald Trump and my family and it was very nice. But I don’t think she will run.”He then reiterated, “I don’t think she’s going to run. I know her very well.”It’s worth noting that in 1999, Trump said in an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live that if he ever ran for president, he’d want Oprah to be his running mate.“If she’d do it, she’d be fantastic,” said Trump. “She’s popular. She’s brilliant. She’s a wonderful woman. If she’d ever do it…I don’t know if she’d ever do it.”Oprah’s friend Gayle King said on Tuesday that the media mogul was “very intrigued” by the prospect of running, but that doesn’t mean she actually will.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Lammers shoots highest of the week

first_img1st ‘Phonsie’ McGahan (6) 37pts2nd Bill Hewitt (15) 34pts3rd Bernard Channing (17) 32ptsB Flight1st Dietmar Lammers (20) 38pts2nd Mick OMeara (22) 34pts3rd Bruce Tollitt (19) 33ptsWednesday, Feb. 16, Mountain Shadow – StablefordTwenty-four players off the white tees at Mountain Shadow on Wednesday.A Flight1st Dave Bramley (15) 37pts2nd ‘Phonsie’ McGahan (6) 36pts3rd Brendon McGovern (0) 34ptsB Flight1st Vaughan Jackson (18) 36pts2nd Mick OMeara  (22) 36pts3rd Dave Strang (18) 32pts2’s: Les CharlesFriday, Feb. 18, Green Valley – StablefordJust 12 players on the Holiday at Green Valley on Friday so only one flight.1st Gary Blackburne (8) 39pts2nd Derek May (19) 35pts3rd Ben Findon (18) 35pts PSC golf from the The Caddy ShackMonday, Feb. 14, Phoenix – StablefordTwenty players off the white tees at Phoenix with Dietmar Lammers top scoring on 38 points to take out the B Flight.  Phonsie McGahan scored one point less to win the top division and also scored the day’s only ‘2’A Flightlast_img read more

Running back Josh Harris hoping for roster spot on Steelers

first_imgHarris carried the momentum into his second year with the team and hopes to move another step closer to securing a roster spot during the Steelers’ second preseason game Friday at Jacksonville.“I’m just trying to show that I can be the guy,” Harris said. “If you need me to play here or there, I want them to know that I’m the guy that can do it. I just want to make sure the team has total confidence in me.”Harris, an undrafted free agent, proved his worth last year during the Steelers’ regular-season finale against Cincinnati. With the AFC North title on the line, the rookie was pressed into action when Le’Veon Bell went down with a knee injury.His moment came in the fourth quarter when Harris displayed a sudden burst off right tackle and broke off a 59-yard run that was called back because of a holding penalty.That’s OK with Harris, who is looking for more this season.“I don’t want it to be that ‘He just did it once,’” Harris said. “I want to do it a lot more because if you only do something once, they might think it may have been a fluke. If you do it a lot, it becomes who you are, and I want to be known as the guy who can hit the hole and go all the way.”He’s competing for a spot behind Bell and veteran DeAngelo Williams, who signed a two-year deal with the Steelers in March. Harris displayed that quick burst again during a training camp practice this week, rushing through a large hole along the right side and deep into the secondary.“It’s just the fact that I played a few times last year,” Harris said. “That’s in my mind and I can always fall back on that.”Bell noticed a difference in the confidence displayed by Harris during his second training camp.“It’s night and day and you can kind of tell he’s getting more comfortable,” Bell said. “A lot of people look at him as a bigger guy, but he’s extremely fast. He’s a guy who can break it in the open field and make plays happen.”Harris, a top-10 career rusher at Wake Forest, joined the Steelers four days into training camp in 2014 and was signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the 53-man roster in November after the Steelers released disgruntled running back LeGarrette Blount.Harris, after his moment against Cincinnati, got the call in the wild-card game against Baltimore when Bell missed with a knee injury. Harris made the start and led the Steelers with nine carries and 25 yards.That taste of action motivated Harris enough to work out in Florida with teammate and All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown during the offseason.“He works hard,” Harris said. “It helped a lot because you can play at a higher level if you’re in shape.”That’s the goal for Harris, as he seeks a roster spot with the Steelers.“Josh is confident in himself and I’m excited for him,” Bell said. “He’s just going out there and playing. He has really been doing a great job.”___AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Harris carried the momentum into his second year with the team and hopes to move another step closer to securing a roster spot during the Steelers’ second preseason game Friday at Jacksonville.“I’m just trying to show that I can be the guy,” Harris said. “If you need me to play here or there, I want them to know that I’m the guy that can do it. I just want to make sure the team has total confidence in me.”Harris, an undrafted free agent, proved his worth last year during the Steelers’ regular-season finale against Cincinnati. With the AFC North title on the line, the rookie was pressed into action when Le’Veon Bell went down with a knee injury.His moment came in the fourth quarter when Harris displayed a sudden burst off right tackle and broke off a 59-yard run that was called back because of a holding penalty.That’s OK with Harris, who is looking for more this season.“I don’t want it to be that ‘He just did it once,’” Harris said. “I want to do it a lot more because if you only do something once, they might think it may have been a fluke. If you do it a lot, it becomes who you are, and I want to be known as the guy who can hit the hole and go all the way.”He’s competing for a spot behind Bell and veteran DeAngelo Williams, who signed a two-year deal with the Steelers in March. Harris displayed that quick burst again during a training camp practice this week, rushing through a large hole along the right side and deep into the secondary.“It’s just the fact that I played a few times last year,” Harris said. “That’s in my mind and I can always fall back on that.”Bell noticed a difference in the confidence displayed by Harris during his second training camp.“It’s night and day and you can kind of tell he’s getting more comfortable,” Bell said. “A lot of people look at him as a bigger guy, but he’s extremely fast. He’s a guy who can break it in the open field and make plays happen.”Harris, a top-10 career rusher at Wake Forest, joined the Steelers four days into training camp in 2014 and was signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the 53-man roster in November after the Steelers released disgruntled running back LeGarrette Blount.Harris, after his moment against Cincinnati, got the call in the wild-card game against Baltimore when Bell missed with a knee injury. Harris made the start and led the Steelers with nine carries and 25 yards.That taste of action motivated Harris enough to work out in Florida with teammate and All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown during the offseason.“He works hard,” Harris said. “It helped a lot because you can play at a higher level if you’re in shape.”That’s the goal for Harris, as he seeks a roster spot with the Steelers.“Josh is confident in himself and I’m excited for him,” Bell said. “He’s just going out there and playing. He has really been doing a great job.”___AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris (40) runs away from Carolina Panthers defensive back Colin Jones (42) in the fourth quarter of a NFL preseason football game in Pittsburgh. While quarterbacks and other big-name, high-salaried players get most of the attention, unlikely heroes often emerge in the playoffs to help their team win. Philly Brown, Josh Harris and Cole Beasley are among the lesser-known players who could step up this wild-card weekend. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A long run that ultimately didn’t count served as a great confidence boost for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris.last_img read more

Drug dealers use ‘Steph Curry’ likeness to market heroin

first_imgSteph Curry (AP File Photo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Philadelphia drug dealers looking to market their heroin as top of the line are stamping packets with the likeness of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.Regional transit police chief Thomas Nestel tweeted a picture of several packets featuring Curry’s face and name. His caption read, “Thinking Steph Curry wouldn’t be happy that he is this week’s brand for heroin in Philly.”Philadelphia is known for having the most potent heroin in the country.Nestel says he noticed the Curry heroin-branding this week after an officer stopped a man with the packets.Nestel says the approach is “definitely unique” for Philadelphia. He says he hasn’t seen drug dealers taking the names of other athletes or celebrities to promote their wares.___Online: http://bit.ly/1Tk8QRPlast_img read more

Ballal rips the Bears apart

first_imgBy Nick Creely DDCA TURF 1 REVIEW – ROUND 6 North Dandenong star Akshay Ballal is emerging as one of the DDCA’s most…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img