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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Vietnam, Thailand continue to battle avian flu

first_imgDec 29, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Vietnam and Thailand have continued to battle avian influenza in recent weeks, with a total of 19 outbreaks reported in a dozen provinces, according to health officials of the two countries.Vietnam has reported seven outbreaks in six provinces, while Thailand has reported 12 outbreaks in six provinces, according to information published by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).A total of 10,750 birds died of the disease or were killed in control efforts in Vietnam from Nov 25 through Dec 24, says a report by Dr. Bui Quang Anh, director of animal health in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The disease struck poultry flocks ranging from 125 to 4,900 birds, all in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam.”These infectious areas so far have been completely put under control,” Bui stated in a report published yesterday by Vietnam News, the state news agency. But he warned that Vietnam is at risk for more outbreaks because the weather is cooling and poultry transport and consumption are increasing.Thailand’s report to OIE said about 3,300 ducks, hens, and fighting cocks, 241 of which were sick, were destroyed from Dec 17 to 23 because of avian flu. The report by Dr. Yukol Limlamthong of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives did not specify the virus, but the disease was listed as highly pathogenic avian flu, implying that it was H5N1.The report said seven of the 12 outbreaks were in the northern province of Phitsanu Lok.Two more avian flu outbreaks in Vietnam were reported today by Xinhua, China’s state news agency. Quoting the local newspaper Labor, the report said 850 birds in the southern province of Ca Mau died or were culled because of the disease.Vietnam’s report to OIE lists the flu virus as an H5 type but does not identify the “N,” or neuraminidase, number. Vietnam and Thailand have lost millions of poultry while battling outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu for much of the past year. In addition, Vietnam has had 27 confirmed human cases of the illness, 20 of them fatal, and Thailand has had 17 human cases with 12 deaths.In other recent developments, about 9,000 ducks have been destroyed in South Korea because of an outbreak of suspected H5N2 avian flu, a milder strain than H5N1, according to a Dec 22 Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.The ducks were on a farm in Gwangju, about 200 miles south of Seoul, the report said. The outbreak was detected Dec 1, but confirmatory test results on the virus were still awaited at the time of the report.South Korea battled outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu beginning late in 2003 but had no human cases. The AFP report said the government declared the disease under control in March 2004.See also:Vietnam’s report to OIEftp://ftp.oie.int/infos_san_archives/eng/2004/en_041224v17n52.pdfThailand’s report to OIEftp://ftp.oie.int/infos_san_archives/eng/2004/en_041224v17n52.pdflast_img read more

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Djokovic may dump tennis over compulsory vaccination talks

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Novak Djokovic is worried that his stance over a potential coronavirus vaccination could signal the end of his record-breaking tennis career. The ongoing pandemic has already taken thousands of lives across the globe, leaving the return of professional sport in limbo with focus placed on the safety of athletes, staff and spectators. There have been growing hopes in recent weeks that a vaccine would allow life to get back to relative normality later this year, but that is something that has evoked mixed emotions from the Serbian. Djokovic opposed to compulsory vaccination over covid-19 Ditto many others who fear hidden motive “Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel,” he said in a live Facebook chat on Sunday. “But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision.Advertisementcenter_img “I have my own thoughts about the matter and whether those thoughts will change at some point, I don’t know. “Hypothetically, if the season was to resume in July, August or September, though unlikely, I understand that a vaccine will become a requirement straight after we are out of strict quarantine and there is no vaccine yet.” Djokovic has won five of the last seven Grand Slam finals on his way to 17 major titles, sitting just three behind Roger Federer’s all time record of 20. The Serbian had received praise last week for trying to put together a fund to help lower-ranked players receive income, with both Federer and Rafael Nadal also involved. Read AlsoDjokovic donates €1m to help Serbia combat coronavirus Djokovic is however not the only one suspicious of the vaccine talk a cross section of Africans have already vowed to resist any attempt to force them to take any vaccine at a time when it has become difficult to trust some govts, vaccinators and their intensions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Lakers get Lonzo Ball back, but Hornets hand them 9th straight loss

first_imgBrandon Ingram scored 22 points and snared a career-high 14 rebounds, but that was not enough to help the Lakers avoid their longest losing streak since 2015-16, when they lost 10 in a row as part of 18 losses in 20 games. Heisler: Rebuilding Lakers style – hey, things have been worse Lakers coach Luke Walton believes his job remains safe AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s not easy,” Coach Luke Walton said he told his team, “but we’re going to fight our way through it.”At issue is the Lakers’ defense, which even before the game Walton called “tragic.” What was once a top-10 defense and a surprising hallmark of a rebuilding team has sunk back toward the bottom of the league. Since their skid began on Dec. 22, the Lakers rank third from last in defensive efficiency.“We’ve been losing all year,” rookie forward Kyle Kuzma said, “but certain times of the year we did a great job of competing and being competitive on the defensive end. We need to get back to that.”On Friday, the Lakers trailed by as many as 25 points in a listless performance, allowing the Hornets to score 22 second-chance points off 16 offensive rebounds, plus 24 points in transition.It was compounded by the Lakers’ own poor performance offensively, which included one missed shot after another. PreviousCharlotte Hornets guard Treveon Graham, bottom shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Hornets won 108-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 dunks the ball during their NBA game against the Hornets at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Hornets’ Jeremy Lamb #3 dunks the ball as the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 defends during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma #0 shoots as Hornets’ Johnny O’Bryant III #8 and Jeremy Lamb #3 defend during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Hornets’ Michael Carter-Williams #10 collides with the Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. #7 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 grabs a rebound away from the Hornets’ Treveon Graham #21 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Hornets center Dwight Howard is fouled by the Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. The Lakers were blown out for their ninth consecutive loss. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 dunks the ball during their NBA game against the Hornets at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 dunks the ball during their NBA game against the Hornets at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 passes the abll as the Hornets’ Dwight Howard #12 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 defend during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Hornets’ Dwight Howard #12 and the Lakers’ Brook Lopez #11 tip off during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, and guard Lonzo Ball defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard, right, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. reach for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Alex Rodriguez, left, and Jennifer Lopez watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, center, shoots as Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard, left, and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, shoots as Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets guard Treveon Graham, left, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets guard Treveon Graham, front, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Corey Brewer defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Hornets won 108-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets guard Michael Carter-Williams, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Hornets won 108-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr., left, shoots as Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Hornets won 108-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets guard Michael Carter-Williams, left, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Hornets won 108-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Hornets won 108-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Magic Johnson, right, greets Jennifer Lopez, left, as Alex Rodriguez smiles in the background during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Magic Johnson, right, greets Alex Rodriguez during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb goes up for a dunk during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Hornets won 108-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Charlotte Hornets guard Treveon Graham, bottom shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Hornets won 108-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 dunks the ball during their NBA game against the Hornets at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 28The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 dunks the ball during their NBA game against the Hornets at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017. The (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — He spent six games on the sidelines as the Lakers’ season careened out of control. After working his way back onto the court only to participate in the latest thrashing, Lonzo Ball came to a cold realization about the current state of the Lakers.“It feels like in practice we’re going at each other,” the rookie point guard said after a 108-94 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, “but in the game we’re not going as hard.”Trying to break a season-long eight-game losing streak, the Lakers dribbled the ball off their feet, fired airballs and only moved their feet on defense if it was to get out of the way.Related Articlescenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It was really nice having Zo back,” Walton said. “I think we saw, even though obviously we didn’t win the game, just what he brings to the group.”Ball finished with 11 points on eight shots. With the point guard back in the lineup, Walton deployed Brook Lopez and Julius Randle as his starting frontcourt, marking Randle’s first start at power forward since the preseason and first ever alongside Lopez.That moved Kuzma back to the bench, and the results were not good.The November NBA Rookie of the Month and breakout star finished with just four points on 2-of-14 shooting and he missed all six of his 3-point attempts.“I just need to get back to playing hard,” he said. “Not really playing that hard right now. We’re playing like garbage. It’s something I need to address and fix.”After playing the Hornets close in the opening minutes, the Lakers trailed 28-24 through the first quarter. Charlotte broke things open in the second period, however, with Walker scoring 12 of Charlotte’s 35 points in the quarter.Walker led the Hornets with 19 points. It was a balanced effort from Charlotte, which saw six players score at least 12 points.That included former Lakers center Dwight Howard, who finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.As has been the case in each of his visits since departing the Lakers for Houston as a free agent in 2013, Howard was routinely booed Friday night. By later in the evening, however, fans seemed to have lost steam on that front.By the 8:59 mark of the fourth quarter, after Jeremy Lamb converted an alley-oop dunk to give the Hornets a game-high 25 point lead, the boos were redirected toward the Lakers. “Early in the year if we had off shooting nights, which we had a lot of,” Walton said, “we were still in the ball game because we defended our tails off.”Ball played for the first time since Dec. 23, when he sprained his left shoulder against the Portland Trail Blazers. In his absence, things quickly deteriorated, with the Lakers seemingly reaching their nadir with a 37-point loss to Oklahoma City on Wednesday.After missing his first two shots, both 3-pointers, Ball blew by Hornets star Kemba Walker with a crossover and finished a one-handed dunk with 5:02 remaining in the first period. At the time, the Lakers trailed 20-18 and still had life.last_img read more

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