Peltier thanks supporters on 71st birthday

first_imgU.S. political prisoner Leonard Peltier released the following statement from prison on his 71st birthday.September 12, 2015Greetings everyone,Well, today is another b-day for me — my 71st. I had hoped I would not be here [in prison] at this age, but that’s not to be. So I have to take a deep breath and slowly let it out … and prepare myself for yet another day in here.February 6th marks my 40th year in prison. How many of you know that when I was indicted a life sentence was seven years? I was sentenced to two life sentences, so with good time I have served six-plus life sentences. I suppose all of this time has taken its toll on my body. I have a number of different health issues that come with old age. The one I’m most concerned about is my prostate.Otherwise, I’m still getting compliments on how good I look for my age (smile). People can be nice and say things that make me feel good once in awhile. But I’m told this so often that I’m starting to believe it (smile).DID YOU KNOW THAT THE LAST TIME I WENT BEFORE THE PAROLE COMMISSION (2009), I WAS DENIED BECAUSE I LOOKED YOUNG AND HEALTHY. … AND A REASON GIVEN FOR DENYING ME PAROLE WAS THAT I MIGHT BE TOO MUCH OF AN INFLUENCE ON THE YOUNG NATIVES? YEAH, ONLY IN AMERICA.And get this: In October 1984, when the Parole Commission was repealed by Congress, the commission was given six years to give me a parole date — all of us “old time” prisoners really (those convicted prior to 1984). Yes, this is all true. All you have to do is research it, and I bet you will come away shocked as hell that this can happen in your country. The Parole Commission is the only government agency that has been repealed and reinstated 35 days later without having to go through the normal congressional channels and signed into law by the president. How does this happen in a democracy?I’ve been encouraged by things I’ve read recently though. And looking back … it’s been over 60 years, maybe a little longer. I was around seven or eight years old when I heard the old people talking about taking care of Mother Earth. But for me anyway, as with all young people, I did not really understand what they were trying to tell us. But I see today the traditionalists were correct and [American Indian Movement] People were right when we took it up as a rallying cry to the world. Still, when we spoke out against the destruction of Mother Earth, we were called a bunch of nuts. Well, today, it is called climate change, and there are now millions of us crying out against the destruction of our Mother Earth. Amazing, huh? Thankfully I have lived this long and can see we just might win this war. I know it’s not over — far from it — but the world is waking up and talking about it now. So it can be won in our lifetime.Well, People, I don’t know how much longer I have left on Mother Earth — or if I will even be around for the next few years — but I always hope and pray that I can be out there to spend my last few remaining years with you. If not, so be it. I have been in here too long to cry now. I just wish for more time to give to my People and to all freedom-loving People in the world.Thanks again for all of the love you have shown me over these 40 years. You have all been worth it.In the Spirit of Crazy Horse …Doksha,Leonard PeltierFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New Ohio Law Stymies Wind Energy Projects

first_imgLittle public debateDayna Baird Payne, a lobbyist representing both the American Wind Energy Association and Iberdrola, said, legislators didn’t discuss the new setback requirements with either the wind industry or the Ohio Power Siting Board.The Ohio Senate, the report adds, spent about 10 minutes discussing the changes before approving the bill at the end of May.State Senator Mike Skindell pointed out that oil or gas wells needed only a 100- or 200-foot setback from nearby houses. “I’m dumfounded,” he said.But State Sen. Bill Seitz said turbines are noisy, and that Ohio was still “very friendly” to wind farms despite the tighter rules.In a press release, Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan said the governor had “walked away from his commitment to renewable energy,” and had succeeded in creating an unfriendly business environment in the state. He said the move would force clean energy developers to move to neighboring states.According to the Wind Energy Association, Ohio currently has 432 MW of installed wind capacity, ranking it 26th in the country. There are 32 wind projects online with a total of 246 turbines. Less than 1% of the state’s electricity is generated by wind. Just a few weeks after rolling back renewable energy standards, Ohio lawmakers have approved a bill increasing required setbacks for wind turbines.New commercial wind farms will now have to meet a setback of 1,125 feet from the tip of a turbine’s blades to the nearest property line, Midwest Energy News reported. Previously, the Ohio Power siting Board had measured the setback to the outer wall of the nearest occupied house. Otherwise, the property line setbacks were about 550 feet, the report said.The change isn’t sitting well with wind farm developers.Eric Thumma, director of policy and regulatory affairs for Iberdrola Renewables, the U.S. arm of the Spanish energy conglomerate, said the law would probably scuttle two projects that have not yet received permits. One of them, he said, would see a drop in the number of turbines from 50 to seven; and the other from 75 to three.Iberdrola has roughly 10 projects under permit but not yet constructed. Those will be allowed to proceed, providing no permit amendments are required, Midwest Energy News said.In effect, Thumma said, the legislation “basically zones new wind projects out of Ohio.”last_img read more

After loss to Creamline in finals, Motolite-Ateneo focuses on UAAP

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion There was something that helped pull Motolite-Ateneo out of its funk after losing the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference championship series to powerhouse Creamline.The Lady Eagles had already achieved what they had set out to do in the first place.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Motolite-Ateneo was using the tournament as preparation for the UAAP women’s volleyball wars and coach Oliver Almadro kept remindinghis players that it wasn’t the results that mattered, but the learning they drew from playing against tough club teams.And one of those lessons was to keep fighting regardless of the hurdles facing the squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I told the players, ‘Let’s not give up even if the odds are against us. We should never give up,’” said Almadro.That philosophy guided Motolite-Ateneo to several huge wins in the tournament, including in the semifinals where the Lady Eagles thwarted a more experienced BanKo-Perlas. LATEST STORIES Sotto’s absence shines light on FEU’s Abarrientos But the Lady Eagles simply ran out of ammunition against the Cool Smashers, who were led by the ultra-talented Alyssa Valdez.Almadro and the Lady Eagles are now setting their sights on the UAAP, where they should be among the favorites after their stint in the PVL.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Character win

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Rondina scored a team-high 20 points for the Tigresses with Laure and Alessandrini chipping in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.Meanwhile, University of the Philippines defeated Far Eastern for the first time in five years after scoring a 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20 decision in the second game.The last time the Lady Maroons won against the Lady Tamaraws was on Feb. 9, 2014, when Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, and Pia Gaiser were still with the team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Azkals bow out after blowout loss LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war “My players had the resiliency to recover from that loss [to La Salle] because they were the ones who wanted to immediately bounce back,” coach Oliver Almadro said in Filipino.The win gave the Lady Eagles a 1-1 card, tied with their victims, and Almadro hopes that an outing as tough as this one would spur his wards to a “bright future.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDespite holding on to the lead for most of the fourth set, the Lady Eagles didn’t have total control over UST with the Tigresses refusing to just roll over and die.“They believed they could win today,” he added. “Hopefully this [win] would be a stepping stone for a bright future.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWilling themselves to get back on track, the Ateneo Lady Eagles on Wednesday withstood a tenacious stand by University of Santo Tomas to pull off a 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 triumph in Season 81 of the UAAP Women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.It was a great bounce back by the the Lady Eagles, who came into the contest still licking the wounds of a sorry four-set loss to bitter rival La Salle on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Ateneo held a 23-18 lead after Eya Laure’s error for UST, but what seemed like a comfortable buffer heading into the stretch almost disappeared as quickly.The Tigresses strung up three points off attacks and crept within 22-23 after a Jules Samonte error for the Lady Eagles.Kat Tolentino, however, came up in the clutch and shoved Ateneo to triple match point with a booming kill that bounced off Cherry Rondina’s reception.Milena Alessandrini then sealed the Tigresses’ fate when her down the line kill went out of bounds.Tolentino paced Ateneo’s offense with 22 points, while Maddie Madayag had 15.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11Bato has high regard for PNP chief’s character, willing to “bet his neck” for him00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

Fox Hill Day Commemoration Basketball Camp

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 14, 2017 – Nassau – In recognition of national Emancipation Day/Fox Hill Day commemoration, members of the Rhode Island Rams men’s basketball team with Fox Hill Urban Renewal staffers, and children and stakeholders living in the area, held a special basketball camp August 10, 2017. Photo shows group relaxing during a break.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith, Sr.) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Jürgen Klopp predicts a Golden Generation for Liverpool

first_imgGerman manager Jürgen Klopp already spoke about the future that lies ahead for Liverpool, but he revealed more details about this Golden Generation.Ever since the Premier League started for Liverpool FC, the club had only been able to either buy or produce very few good players who could be considered world class but that has changed with Jürgen Klopp’s arrival.Fenway Sports Group had the vision of building a squad for the next two decades that could create a new dynasty that could make all Reds’ supporters proud, in order to achieve this several steps needed to be made very carefully.The first and most important phase was getting the ideal manager for the squad, someone with the talent to spot amazing players from unlikely places at very young ages, and with the sensitive intuition to also bring local players up from the academy.There have been very few managers in football history who have this whole package rolled in one, we can easily say that the best in the business right now is German manager Jürgen Klopp.Since he arrived at Liverpool the chemistry was quite rapid, the fans quickly identified with the German manager’s energy and the players soon knew that this was the perfect man for the job.It has taken Klopp three years to win everyone over at Liverpool and England, today he has the squad at the very top of the Premier League table and with a bright future ahead.”We are really in the middle of the development so that’s just good news for Liverpool.” 🙌Klopp on planning for the future and the present…— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 18, 2019“These 17, 18 players, plus the really young boys, that’s the squad of the future. It should be like this. It’s investment, the club gave us the opportunity to do it — really nice,” Klopp said via The Mirror.“Keeping all of them together means we would have a better chance of making the next step next season than we had in previous years.”“The age group is good. This season will not finish our development. It doesn’t look like we’ll lose any key player, it looks like the players are here with all they have, enjoying it with the other boys, in the stadium, training ground. Progress is something everyone should expect.”“The club has given us the fantastic opportunity to bring in outstanding players and keep those outstanding players.”“Last year, we felt comfortable and could bring in the boys without losing players in the summer.”“Yes, we lost Emre Can, who was an important player, but we could replace him immediately with Fabinho.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“And the Coutinho transfer saw one world class player leave but gave us the opportunity to sign two world-class players. That is how it is sometimes.”“We always try to do the next step and it looks like we did it, but I only want to talk about this season. It is the most important we ever played — because it is the one we are in.”“But there will come another one and we have to make sure we are ready for that as well,” he concluded.Jurgen Klopp top 5 Liverpool signings.Which one is your favorite, Reds? 👀🔴 #LFC pic.twitter.com/Pnfe7TSBrQ— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) January 18, 2019Even if the Reds don’t end up winning the Premier League this season, there is a newfound sense of certainty that nobody in the modern football era had ever felt at Liverpool.Klopp made sure that the squad became respected all over Europe again, just like it was in the old days before the European Cup format changed and the Reds ran rampant in every stadium they played.Despite not having won a single title yet, Liverpool has already reached the Europa League final, the Champions League final, and today they can easily say that they are the most feared club in English football.All of this was thanks to Klopp’s vision, his prediction may not materialize as early as this season but there is no doubt that the titles will come sooner rather than later.The key was right there in front of everybody, all Liverpool needed was to keep their key players and start trusting on their own local products in order to get the results they are having today.Jürgen Klopp: “I think of all the contract renewals I have been involved with, this one was done in almost record time. He might be from Glasgow originally, but everything about him screams Liverpool.” pic.twitter.com/hGVmxRBpgj— “YNWA” LFC Story (@LFCHistoryShow) January 17, 2019How long will it take Liverpool to win their first major trophy under Jürgen Klopp? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more