Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame has been outspoken about his feelings toward President Donald Trump. On Inauguration Day, Waters posted a full video of his controversial performance in Mexico City on October 1st. For this performance, during “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” off of 1977’s Animals, images of Trump giving the Nazi salute and surrounded by members of the KKK were projected on the huge screen behind the band. To close out the performance, Waters stated “Trump Eres Un Pendejo,” or “Trump, you’re an asshole,” to the massive crowd. Also during the performance, 300,000 inflatable pigs were released onto the crowd. This imagery of Pink Floyd’s flying pigs has become somewhat of a symbol of political resistance for Waters. Today, the symbolism continues with the news that four giant, inflatable Pink Floyd-inspired flying pigs will block out the President’s name on the Trump Tower in Chicago for a day this summer.The project is headed by architect Jeffrey Roberts, who announced the art project in November of last year. However, now the details are falling into place. Because Waters holds the rights to the image of the flying pig, Roberts had to get the legendary musician to sign off on his installation, and it seems, predictably, that Roger Waters was more than okay with giving the green light. Each of the flying pig inflatables that will obscure Trump’s name will be about 30 feet by 15 feet, and will be attached to barges on the river to set them in place. Once they pigs are done with their day in Chicago, the installation will continue around the country to other cities that Trump has buildings in.Roberts told Consequence of Sound that “The art folly has been created to provide visual relief to the citizens of Chicago by interrupting the view of the ostentatious Trump Tower Chicago sign. . . . The design follows rigorous rationale in providing layers of meaning but ultimately allows for interpretation by individual viewers. . . . Ultimately, this is a very rational design and is in direct contrast to the chaotic nature and bizarre antics of our current leadership.” You can check out Roberts’ artistic renderings of what the installation will look like when its live below.
By Nelza Oliveira/Diálogo December 18, 2020 The Brazilian Armed Forces provided medical care to some 37,000 indigenous people in the state of Maranhão, which the Amazon Forest covers for the most part. The mission, known as Operation Maranhão, took place in three phases, between September and November, bringing together 24 service members in each phase — 12 doctors, three nurses, six nursing assistants, and three veterinarians.To support the three phases of the mission, the Ministry of Health sent more than 92,000 medical supplies to Maranhão. (Photo: Brazilian Ministry of Defense)In addition to medical care, service members provided dental services, rapid tests to diagnose COVID-19, and delivered protective equipment against the disease and medication for treatments. Veterinarians also cared for pets belonging to the indigenous population. Operation Maranhão was part of Operation COVID-19, which the Ministry of Defense launched to fight the pandemic.The operation, according to Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) General (ret.) Manoel Luiz Narvaz Pafiadache, secretary of Personnel, Education, Health, and Sports for the Ministry of Defense, followed all health protocol and respected the indigenous culture. “It’s very rewarding to complete an operation that includes many air resources and many people to assist. We can say that we were successful in the mission, in Operation Maranhão,” said Gen. Pafiadache.According to the Ministry of Defense, the third and final phase of Operation Maranhão was the 14th indigenous mission of 2020, helping more than 100,000 indigenous people.Service members distributed a total of 1.5 tons of supplies in each phase of Operation Maranhão to combat COVID-19. The Ministry of Health sent more than 92,000 medical supplies to Maranhão to support the three phases of the mission.Some 37,000 indigenous people received medical services and equipment to protect against COVID-19, as well as medications to treat the disease. (Photo: Brazilian Ministry of Defense)Animal careOperation Maranhão was the first to include EB veterinarians, who assessed the sanitary conditions of the villages, and worked to prevent and control zoonoses such as rabies, leishmaniasis, worms, and other diseases transmitted from pets to locals. In total, 130 veterinarian consultations were provided.“It was a transformative experience. Brazil, with its large continental area, represents a reality that many talk about but few understand or fight for. The opportunity to help the indigenous people and gain field experience was invaluable,” said First Lieutenant Francisco Caetano Rosa Neto, a doctor at Brasília Naval Hospital.First Lieutenant Ezir Araújo Lima Neto, a doctor at Recife Aeronautics Hospital, shared the same opinion. The recognition and gratitude of the indigenous people had a great impact on him, as he did not know the Amazon region before and never had such close contact with the indigenous people. read more
Tyrone Mings done Aubameyang so dirty lol watched the replay at least 20 times 😂😂😂— ABUBAK’R (@Pealdem) July 22, 2020 Here’s a full video of the goal Arsenal’s worst Premier League season in 25 years was confirmed on Tuesday night when the Gunners lost 1-0 at relegation-threatened Aston Villa.It means the Gunners will no longer be able to finish inside the top seven.The goal conceded by Arsenal, while not particularly flattering for the defence, seemed initially unremarkable.However, Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be having nightmares after he watches replays of the moments directly leading up to Villa’s winner.With Arsenal defending a corner, Aubameyang was tasked with marking Villa defender Tyrone Mings.However, it appears Mings hit the Gabonese striker’s funnybone as he was seen laughing and turning away from Mings for a second.That second was all Mings, who kept his eye on the ball, needed as he rushed forward and flicked on the ball for Trezeguet to find the net.It was a crucial goal that took Villa above Watford and out of the relegation zone on goal difference, heading into the final round of matches.The Gabonese might have been at fault for the goal but manager Mikel Arteta is desperate to keep him as his goals have basically kept the Gunners afloat this season.“The quicker we do it the better because the player will be more focused, more determined and more calm,” said Arteta when he was asked whether Aubameyang, whose contract expires next summer, will sign a new contract.Arsenal can now only qualify for next season’s Europa League if they beat Chelsea in the final on August 1.See the video below:😜 Mings le cuenta un chiste a Aubameyang, para distraerlo en el córner y anotar. Un genio. En Londres están destruyendo al capitán del Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/EIWrkhFpsk— DesdeLaTribuna (@DLTsports) July 22, 2020 Mings told aubameyang arsenal will win the premier league next season and he laughed 💔 #ASTARS #MINGS https://t.co/IfCeRwlyO1— Demon (@dontwor09807889) July 21, 2020 Of course social media has been having a field day with the incident. Here are some of the reactions:Love this from Mings. Great bit of gamesmanship, helping lose Aubameyang to win the flick on for the goal. Small details can make the biggest impact.When & what age should we encourage gamesmanship like this in training & games? https://t.co/EfoCAzkmVe— George Anthony (@_GAnthony) July 21, 2020 I can’t be the only one who’s fuming at Aubameyang tonight. What he did on the corner vs Mings is unacceptable at amateur level, forget about a player earning £200k a week. Laughing and joking on the set peice like a clown. Sorry but that’s terrible.— marco (@marco_gooner) July 22, 2020 read more
Chris Long believes Aaron Donald’s talents go beyond his position.The retired defensive end spent a decade in the NFL before calling it a career earlier this year and took credit for recognizing Donald’s skill early on before the Rams star earned back-to-back NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. Tyreek Hill’s meeting with NFL lasts 8 hours, report says Panthers to be featured on Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing’ Related News “I’d like to credit myself with being the first person to know he was going to be amazing,” Long joked to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s “Huddle Up with Gus” podcast. “We used to joke his rookie camp that he was going to be in the Hall of Fame, but I kind of wasn’t joking.”Long, who was in St. Louis for Donald’s first two seasons from 2014-16 before moving on to the Patriots and eventually the Eagles, called Donald “the best football player in the world, in my opinion” as he credited his drive and determination. “I’ve never seen anybody work so hard, who had so much talent and play so violent and play with such tenacity,” Long said. “This guy would fight you on the field at the drop of a hat, and I respect that about him, and outworks everybody.”I would be the last person in the film room usually at the end of camp, and I would go in there and watch tape once everybody was at home. I started going in there and opening the door and turning the lights on to find my pen or notebook, and he was in there every night.”Donald finished the Rams’ loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 with five tackles and one quarterback hit on Tom Brady, capping a productive 2018 campaign in which he set a new Rams franchise single-season record and the NFL record for most sacks by an interior lineman with 20.5. He also led the league in tackles for loss (25) and quarterback hits (41). Cardinals’ chemistry a work in progress, says Kyler Murray read more