Mysterious Political Radiohead Street Art Is Appearing For The 20th Anniversary Of ‘OK Computer’

first_imgIn major cities across the world like London, New York, Amsterdam, and more, mysterious Radiohead-themed street art has been popping up. The words these anonymous posters contain are reminiscent of the lyrics of “Fitter Happier” off of OK Computer, with political messages such as “More Public Fear/More Private Security” and “Less Political Participation/Worse Politicians/More Fear.” These speculations that the street art is related to OK Computer are strengthened by the dates at the bottom of each piece, which note 1997 and 2017, alluding to OK Computer’s 20th anniversary coming up on May 21st.Additionally, Stanley Donwood, the artist and writer behind Radiohead’s album and poster artwork since 1994, recently posted an work on Instagram post featuring the Radiohead logo front and center along with the caption “soon to be real,” only heightening speculations that the Radiohead camp is behind the street art ahead of the seminal album’s 20th anniversary. Pitchfork notes that it has reached out to Radiohead about these mysterious pop-up works.Take a listen to “Fitter Happier,” then take a look at Donwood’s post and images of the street art to decide for yourself what’s the meaning behind the works.[Photo credit: Dan Jordan] [H/T Pitchfork] Just saw this on the way to the studio now hype levels spiralling out of control #okcomputer pic.twitter.com/8dTWKru01y— martin (@doksan) April 26, 2017last_img read more

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Meet the 2015 BRO Athlete Team

first_imgBlue Ridge Outdoors has selected 40 elite regional athletes to represent us in 2015. Each of these BRO athletes will be posting in-depth, behind-the-scenes personal stories and photos from their adventures all year long.These athletes participate in nine different sport disciplines: trail running, mountain biking, road cycling, whitewater paddling, climbing, road running, fly fishing, long-distance hiking, and triathlon. Our team includes teenagers and masters athletes at the top of their game. They hail from eight different states across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, and they will compete in over 120 events this year.Eli Woodard, a teenage biking phenom. Bill Gentry is a 53-year-old ultrarunner with 17 100-milers under his belt. Laura Farrell wins extreme kayaking races. Alicia Hudelson smashes ultrarunning course records. Chris Hipgrave is a national champion paddler. Maria Bocanegra is an elite runner and proud mom. Paul Nelson and Jay Reese are top regional climbers. Scott Martin is an Iraq veteran and warrior hiker. All 40 of our BRO Team members are more than just great athletes — each has amazing stories to tell and adventures to share.Look for the BRO Athlete Team at events near you and follow their adventures at the BRO Athlete Team site.last_img read more

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Olympics: Argentina advances to semifinals in men’s basketball

first_img LONDON – No Rubén Magnano, no problem for Argentina. The 2004 Olympic gold medalists trailed early but used a strong defensive performance in the second and third quarters to beat Brazil and Magnano, their former coach, 82-77 in the quarterfinals on Aug. 8. Magnano orchestrated Argentina’s upsets of the United States in 2002 at the World Championships and the Athens Games in 2004, but couldn’t find a way to guide his new squad to the semifinals. “We hung in there in the end and got an awesome win,” Argentine guard Manu Ginóbili told reporters. “It’s very, very hard to make an Olympics semifinal and against Brazil for us it’s maybe even more special.” Brazil raced to a three-point lead after one quarter and appeared poised to extend its advantage. But Argentina answered with a flurry of three-pointers and defensive pressure to take a 64-54 lead into the final quarter. From there, veteran center Luis Scola pounded the ball down low and helped Argentina secure the win. Scola finished with 17 points while Ginóbili chipped in 16. Brazilian guards Marcelinho Huertas and Leandro Barbosa each had 22. “We are going to play the Olympic semifinal for the third time in a row,” Scola, who helped guide Argentina to a bronze medal at the Beijing Games in 2008, told reporters. “That’s pretty big for our country. I know some countries have done that in the past, but you’ve got to put it in perspective. This is Argentina. We’ve never done that before and this is the same group that did it the two other times, so it’s emotional for us.” Argentina advanced to the semifinals against the United States on Aug. 10. The heavily-favored Americans reached the semis by dismantling Australia, 119-86. The United States also defeated Argentina earlier in the week, 126-97, during pool play. Spain and Russia meet in the other semifinal. “We’re going try to do the same approach, try to turn the ball over less, make a few shots in the second half hopefully, and not let them run,” Ginóbili said. “Then, if they get inspired and LeBron starts to make 20 3-pointers, there’s little you can do. We have maybe a five-percent chance of winning, but we are going to fight for that.” By Dialogo August 09, 2012last_img read more

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House passes Constitutional Court Law revision amid public outcry

first_imgThe House of Representatives passed a revision of the Constitutional Court Law on Tuesday amid criticism from activists and experts over a potential conflict of interest that is feared will undermine the court’s impartiality.All political party factions at the House agreed during a plenary session to pass the bill, initially proposed by the Gerindra Party, into law.“Do you agree to pass the revision to Law No. 24/2003 on the Constitutional Court into law?” House deputy speaker Sufmi Dasco Ahmad of the Gerindra Party said. “This is a gift for them and it could result in a conflict of interest because the House and the government did [the revision] it for them,” Agil said on Tuesday.He added that the 15-year term was too long, especially in Indonesia where public trust in judicial institutions was low.Agil noted that the extension of the term in office would present problems if there was not a proper monitoring system for the judges, citing concerns over corruption.“This will be dangerous. The extended term has not been followed by a better design for supervision of the Constitutional Court. The longer [someone holds] power, the greater the possibility of corruption,” he added.Besides the PSHK, other civil groups have voiced suspicion the revision was a “political swap”, as many controversial pieces of legislation were currently being challenged at the court, such as the State Spending and Financial Relief Law, the Mining Law, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law and the omnibus bill on job creation.Topics : The lawmakers responded with agreement without any objections.The new revised law raises the minimum age for justices from 47 to 55 and increases the maximum term to 15 years from five years previously. It also allows justices to hold their position until the age of 70 years, 10 years longer than the previous regulation.The Center for Indonesian Law and Policy Studies (PSHK) criticized the revision, arguing it would only benefit current constitutional justices.PSHK researcher Agil Oktaryal alleged the revision was “a gift” to the current judges.last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf to Visit PA National Guard Troops, Memorialize Tree of Life Victims in Lithuania, Poland Trip

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that next week he will travel to Lithuania and Poland to visit with Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members deployed to both countries, meet with Lithuanian government and business leaders, and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to memorialize the victims of the October 2018 antisemitic attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.Governor Wolf was invited to join PNG leaders on a scheduled trip as part of Pennsylvania’s 26-year military partnership with Lithuania. Since the partnership began, thousands of Pennsylvania National Guard troops have trained with Lithuanian armed forces and many Lithuanian troops have trained at Pennsylvania’s Ft. Indiantown Gap. Currently there are nearly 600 PNG troops stationed in Lithuania and Poland.“Our Pennsylvania National Guard troops make tremendous sacrifice in service of their commonwealth, our country and the broader mission of peace and stability across the world,” Gov. Wolf said. “I look forward to learning more about their work and strengthening relationships with our NATO partners. I’m also honored to join National Guard leadership on this trip and to personally thank these soldiers for their service, their time away from family and home, and their dedication to state and country. I wish them all a successful tour and safe return home in 2020.”Later in the week, Gov. Wolf will visit with Pennsylvania National Guard troops deployed to Orzysz, Poland, as part of Enhanced Forward Presence, in support of the NATO Battle Group-Poland, learning more about the capabilities of the unit and its missions. He will have lunch with the troops and a meet-and-greet with the soldiers of the 3/278th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ARC). While in Poland, Gov. Wolf will visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and use the visit to honor the memory of the 11 victims of the October 2018 antisemitic attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.Keeping his commitment to cover his own travel costs, Governor Wolf will personally pay for his air travel and lodging for this trip. Gov. Wolf to Visit PA National Guard Troops, Memorialize Tree of Life Victims in Lithuania, Poland Tripcenter_img September 03, 2019last_img read more

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Highest reduction in mortality rates in England and Wales since 2011

first_imgMortality rates in England and Wales were on average 3.8% lower in 2019 than in 2018, the highest year-on-year reduction since 2011, according to the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI).CMI also said mortality in 2019 was the lowest it had ever seen in England and Wales.As a result, its 2019 model includes a slight increase in life expectancy projections, with cohort life expectancies at age 65 for both males and females around one month higher than for the 2018 model, although still lower than in all earlier versions of the CMI model.Aon said it expected use of the latest CMI model to lead to a slight increase, of less than 0.5%, in liabilities for UK defined benefit (DB) schemes compared with using the previous version of the model. Liabilities would still be lower under the new version of the model than under earlier versions. Alastair Walker, UK head of longevity analytics at Mercer, said lower mortality rates in 2019 were raising questions about whether the slowdown in mortality improvements in recent years would continue or whether improvements could start to accelerate again.“Following the slowdown in mortality improvements since 2011, some trustees and sponsors may have become complacent about longevity risk,” he said. “However, today’s news shows longevity trends can go both ways and it is worth considering alleviating the risk altogether.”Stephen Caine, a director at Willis Towers Watson, said DB schemes undergoing valuations this year were still likely to assume that members live less long than was assumed when they last went through the process three years ago.Cobus Daneel, chair of the CMI mortality projections committee, said: “It’s important to stress that mortality rates are volatile and, in isolation, the improvement seen in 2019 should not necessarily be interpreted as a return to the high level of improvements that we’ve seen in previous decades.“Not everyone experiences the same level of mortality improvements. In recent years, people living in less deprived areas of England and Wales have experienced higher mortality improvements than those in more deprived areas.”The CMI mortality projections model is updated on a broadly annual basis. It does not provide an assumption around long-term mortality improvements, requiring users such as UK pension schemes to make their own assessment.The CMI is part of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, but has an independent executive and management.last_img read more

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Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious beliefs’ against abortion ‘have to be changed’

first_imgLifeSite News 24 April 2015Speaking to an influential gathering in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared that “religious beliefs” that condemn “reproductive rights,” “have to be changed.”“Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health,” Hillary told the Women in the World Summit yesterday.Liberal politicians use “reproductive health” as a blanket term that includes abortion. However, Hillary’s reference echoes National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill’s op-ed from last May that called abortion “an essential measure to prevent the heartbreak of infant mortality.”The Democratic presidential hopeful added that governments should throw the power of state coercion behind the effort to redefine traditional religious dogmas.“Rights have to exist in practice, not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources, and political will,” she said. “Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed.”The line received rousing applause at the feminist conference, hosted in Manhattan’s Lincoln Center by Tina Brown.She also cited religious-based objections to the HHS mandate, funding Planned Parenthood, and the homosexual and transgender agenda as obstacles that the government must defeat.https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hillary-clinton-religious-beliefs-that-oppose-abortion-have-to-be-changedlast_img read more

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Angry United fans target Woodward’s £2m mansion with fireworks, smoke bomb

first_img Loading… But when nobody answered inside the mansion, the mob decided to throw a red smoke bomb before launching a firework at the house. The hooded gang – known as the ‘Men In Black’ due to their preference of dark clothing – also decided to spray red paint all over the large gates as they made their feelings known. After the attack took place, the Premier League outfit issued a statement, insisting anyone found guilty at the scene would be banned for life by the club and ‘may face prosecution’. The statement said: ‘Manchester United Football Club have tonight been made aware of the incident outside the home of one of our employees. ‘We know that the football world will unite behind us as we work with Greater Manchester Police to identify the perpetrators of this unwarranted attack. Woodward (centre right) lives with his wife, Isabelle (centre left) and his two daughters Read Also: Fernandes excited as he prepares to hit Manchester ahead of £68m move ‘Anybody found guilty of a criminal offence, or found to be trespassing on this property, will be banned for life by the club and may face prosecution. Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this.’ Cheshire Police later issued a statement: ‘At around 10.45pm on January 28, Cheshire Police were notified of an incident of criminal damage that had taken place earlier this evening with a large group targeting a property in the Nether Peover area. ‘Thankfully no-one was harmed, and officers will liaise with security officials over the coming days to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and identify those involved.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United are in danger of missing out on the Champions League for a second season running During their recent Premier League defeat at home to Burnley and FA Cup victory against Tranmere, some United fans could be heard singing a song about Woodward and the Glazer family burning on a fire. ‘Build a bonfire, build a bonfire, put the Glazers on the top, put Ed Woodward in the middle and burn the f***ing lot,’ sang the United fans to the tune of the famous 19th century American folk song, Clementine. But the protests have now taken an even more sinister turn after a mob of around 20 balaclava-clad supporters – some who are understood to be members of United’s notorious ‘Men In Black’ hooligan firm – launched an attack on his luxurious Cheshire mansion, in which he lives with his wife, Isabelle, and two very young twin daughters. A group of hooded Manchester United fans attacked chief executive Ed Woodward’s house Woodward and his family were not at the house at the time of the incident, according to ESPN. The gang assembled outside the house and rang an intercom on his large gates at the entrance on Tuesday night. A group of furious Manchester United supporters launched fireworks and a smoke bomb at under-fire chief executive Ed Woodward’s £2million Cheshire mansion. Woodward has come under plenty of scrutiny, in particular from United’s fanbase, as the club continue to struggle and fall even further away from the Premier League summit. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Robert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining MeansBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last MovieThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more

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Dearborn County bridge reopens after 4-year closure

first_imgThe bridge over west fork of Tanners Creek was reconstructed.DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. – Collier Ridge Road reopened today after being closed for over four years for bridge reconstruction.County Bridge #55 on Collier Ridge Road over west fork of Tanners Creek has been closed since April 2010.The original bridge was constructed in 1920 and had a ten ton weight limit prior to the closure.The $1.2 million bridge is a concrete structure with two full width lanes and shoulders. Funding was 80 percent federal and 80 percent local.last_img read more

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