A hundred years ago, three quarters of the Herero people of the German colony of Namibia were killed, many in concentration camps.
Today, the descendants of the survivors are seeking reparations from the German government. This film tells for the first time this forgotten story and its links to German racial theories.
Described by the BBC as the story of Germany’s forgotten genocide. This powerful documentary by David Adetayo Olusoga took a sensitive and uncompromising look at the tragic circumstances leading to the massacre of three quarters of the Namibia population in German concentration camps built in Africa.
The programme included graphic reconstructions and did not shirk from showing disturbing scenes which revealed the savagery of european colonial ideology put into practise.
The documentary also showed the 2004 footage of Germany’s ambassador to Namibia expressing regret for their killing of thousands of Namibia’s Hereros during the colonial era. Unsurprisingly, the Germans refused to agree to the justifiable calls for reparations.
The programme also explored the current call for land reforms where most of Namibia’s commercial land is still owned by european farmers who make up 6 percent of the country’s population of 1.8 million.
Throughout it included interviews and powerful testimony from African survivors, descendants and reparation movement representatives thus making this a compelling programme which both educated the audience whilst treating the sensitive subject matter with the respect it deserved.
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Strange here. Every morning at the gym, my wife and I watch Matlock. Love that show! And this morning, I asked my wife if Andy Griffith was still alive. She and I did not know. And we come home and bam! The news he died this morning.
Sheriff Confirms Andy Griffith Has Died, Say Actor Has Been “Laid To Rest”
Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie has confirmed Andy Griffith has died and also released a short statement from the family.
Sheriff Doughtie tells WITN News the family stated that Andy died at seven this morning, peacefully, at his home and that Andy has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island.
There was no information on what “laid to rest” meant, but the common understanding is that laid to rest means buried.
The actor’s death was first confirmed by former UNC President Bill Friday and later by the sheriff.
Friday told us the 86-year-old actor died at his Roanoke Island home around 7:00 a.m. this morning. The sheriff had confirmed earlier that an ambulance was called to the home this morning.
Griffith was born in Mount Airy and attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. His first job out of college was choral director at Goldsboro High School.
His legacy role, which earned him the title of “America’s Favorite Sheriff”on “The Andy Griffith” show, set in fictional Mayberry, put North Carolina on the map in the entertainment industry. The show ran from 1960-1968, propelling a handful of spin-off programs. Griffith also produced and starred in the television series “Matlock.”
Visiting Eastern Carolina this morning, U.S. Senator Kay Hagan says Griffith was an iconic figure in the state. “His show was known not only in our nation, but around the world,” Hagan told WITN’s Brittany Creamer. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Lt. Governor Walter Dalton called Griffith a true legend. “I have been a longtime fan and it was my pleasure to come to know him,” said Dalton in a statement. “Andy Griffith was not only an icon for North Carolina, but he was a genuine person and a true gentleman. Lucille and a send our thoughts and prayers to Cindi and the entire Griffith family.”
Griffith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 from President George W. Bush.
EpicMealTime celebrates the 4th of July by putting together a revolutionary masterpiece. To mark the festivities, we use tomahawks to throw down a ton of game meat brought to us by our good friend Connor. Bison steaks, deer meat and a side order of rabbit carcass have never looked so real.
Babe Ruth: Rare and Unpublished Photos
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Unpublished. Babe Ruth in the locker room at Yankee Stadium, June 13, 1948, the day his number 3 was retired.
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Karl Benz Unveils His Patent Motorwagen (This day in1886)
Six months after applying for a patent for a three-wheeled horseless carriage driven by an internal combustion engine, Benz staged a public demonstration of the contraption in Mannheim, Germany. Widely regarded as the first automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen resembled a park bench on a giant tricycle and had a steering handle instead of the now-familiar wheel. It was only used for short jaunts until 1888, when Benz’s wife took it for its first long-distance road trip. What was its top speed?
Once-A-Day HIV Drug Promising
Today’s drug treatments are quite effective at keeping HIV in check and improving the health and quality of life of those living with the disease; however, the often complex cocktails of multiple drugs must be taken at various times throughout the day, making it challenging to adhere to the regimen. Still, it is vital that patients do so, as missing doses can have serious consequences. A new once-a-day “quad” pill, which combines four different medications in a single tablet, was found to be both safe and effective in a recent study and could make it easier for HIV patients to take their pills as prescribed.
Alec Baldwin has said, ”I do” to a new bride but doesn’t want to stay committed to his Twitter page.
The combustible actor quit Twitter again, deactivating his account after a brief message – “it’s been fun.”
It’s the second time he’s gone cold Twitter. The first came after his now famous dustup with American Airlines. But Baldwin’s Twitter decision could be a preemptive strike against fallout from his latest vitriolic interview.
The Emmy winner shared some rather violent fantasies about two thorns in his side during a new Q&A with Vanity Fair:
He outlined vivid fantasies of the gruesome ways in which he might have murdered his wife’s lawyer (“with a baseball bat”) and TMZ honcho Harvey Levin, whose TMZ site posted the embarrassing voicemail Baldwin left for his daughter. “I wanted to stick a knife in him and gut him and kill him and I wanted him to die breathing his last breath looking into my eyes.”
To be fair to Baldwin, it’s tough to package all that hate in under 140 characters.
(Reuters) – An outbreak of avian flu in western Mexico has killed at least 870,000 poultry birds since its detection last month but poses no threat to humans, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.
The H7N3 flu was detected in two municipalities in the state of Jalisco, Mexico’s largest chicken farming region, and authorities have been working quickly to contain the outbreak, a statement from the ministry said.
“There is no risk of infection (in humans) as a result of consuming poultry,” said Jose Munoz from the Jalisco state government.
It was not clear how many of the 870,000 birds – just a small fraction of the national flock – had contracted the flu and how many had been culled by farmers to contain its spread, an agriculture ministry official said.
Mexican health inspectors had examined nearly 150 poultry farms in Jalisco by Friday and detected the virus in 10.
“The virus has never been out of control. It is localized in two places in Jalisco and up until now there is no evidence that it is anywhere else,” the official said, asking not be named.
The High Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes said Monday that it filed for bankruptcy because it cannot afford to pay a $43-million breach-of-contract judgment against it brought by a developer.
In a prepared statement, Mammoth Lakes officials said “bankruptcy, unfortunately, is the only option left” for the town, whose largest creditor, Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition, had won a state court order requiring full payment by June 30, 2012.
Facing a judgment nearly three times the size of its annual operating budget and a $2.8-million shortfall in its 2011-12 fiscal year, the town had already cut many services and asked employees to take reductions in pay. Compounding problems, the adjacent Mammoth Mountain ski resort was forced to lay off 70 full-time employees last year due to a dearth of snow.
A breakdown in negotiations with the developer was the last straw.
The town plans to ask the bankruptcy court to approve a payment plan it claims is the most it can afford without jeopardizing the safety of residents and tourists: $500,000 a year over the next 10 years.
In the meantime, officials said the town of 7,700 permanent residents, about 300 miles north of Los Angeles, will remain open for business, and local police and fire departments will continue to provide “high levels of response and care.”
Mammoth Hospital, the Mammoth Community Water District and Mono County are separate from the town and are not affected, officials said.
Mark Rosenthal, a spokesman for the developer, was not immediately available for comment.
Women who own cats are more likely to have mental health problems and commit suicide because they can be infected by a common parasite that can be caught from cat litter, a study has found.
Hysteria’ and the Long, Strange History of the Vibrator Vertical
For the sexually unfulfilled woman these days, there are a wide variety of solutions. If re-runs of The Bachelor aren’t cutting it, a plethora of sex toys are available for purchase—most notably the vibrator. These autoerotic tools have become so commonplace that they’ve been openly discussed on daytime talk shows like The View and sold in online religious sex-toy shops. Even Kate Middleton was reportedly spotted purchasing one while she was being courted by her future Prince Charming.
Back in the late 19th century, however, women didn’t have this luxury. Worse, Victorian-era women who experienced everything from the loss of sexual appetite to neurasthenia—fatigue, anxiety, mild depression—were diagnosed with “female hysteria,” and often prescribed a manual “pelvic massage” meant to cause “hysterical paroxysm” in the patient (translation: orgasm) to cure said maladies. The film Hysteria, making its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, tells the story of the vibrator’s invention.
Directed by Tanya Wexler and set in the Victorian era, the film follows Dr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy), a disillusioned young physician who is hired as an understudy to Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce), a doctor renowned for treating women diagnosed with “female hysteria” via “pelvic massage.” When he’s not being wooed by the doctor’s two daughters—the rebellious Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and proper Emily (Felicity Jones)—Granville practices his “pelvic massage” technique, and soon he becomes an expert.