1,000 Musicians Join Forces To Honor David Bowie With ‘Rebel Rebel’ Cover [Watch]

first_imgLast year, an ensemble called the Rockin’1000 made an impassioned rock and roll plea for the Foo Fighters to come to Cesena, Italy on their tour of Europe. The video naturally went viral and wound up being successful, as the Foos added a performance at Carisport on their Sonic Highways tour.When you have a thousand musicians already assembled, the next step is to put on a performance with all of them. That’s just what the Rockin’1000 did, when they hosted the “That’s Live” performance at Orogel Stadium last weekend. The band, split up into singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers, performed a revue of rock and roll history.Among that revue was the song “Rebel Rebel,” played as a tribute to the late great David Bowie. Watch the video of that tribute below, as shared by the band.last_img read more

Expert backs MP’s call for rewrite of drug laws

first_imgNewsHub 29 May 2017Family First Comment: Are we missing something here??“United Future Leader Peter Dunne wants drugs like cannabis to be legalised, saying this might actually help cut down the nation’s use.”So an illegal substance becomes legal and freely available, and apparently the usage will drop??And if we increase the speeding limit to 110km/h, everyone will actually drive slower.#saynopetodopeA drug expert is urging the Government to seriously consider an MP’s case for legalising Class C drugs.United Future Leader Peter Dunne wants drugs like cannabis to be legalised, saying this might actually help cut down the nation’s use.“First, we should move to an overall approach similar to the full Portuguese model, where the cultivation and possession of all drugs remains illegal, and all drug users are referred for assessment and treatment,” he wrote on his website earlier this month.“The second stage of the process, when the Misuse of Drugs Act is rewritten, would be to transfer the current Schedule of Class C Drugs from that Act to the Psychoactive Substances Act.”That means marijuana would be subject to the same level of scrutiny as other psychoactive substances, including synthetic marijuana.“The test is evidence based around the risk posed to the user… there are clear controls on the manufacture, sale and distribution of any such products that might be approved.”READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/05/expert-backs-mp-s-call-for-rewrite-of-drug-laws.htmlDunne urges move towards cannabis decriminalisationRadio NZ News 28 May 2017New Zealand should move towards decriminalising cannabis over time, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says.Mr Dunne said he wanted the country to follow Portugal’s model, where the drug was legalised and regulated.The first step would be to treat possession of low levels of cannabis as a health issue, rather than a crime, he said.The next step would be to test the drug and allow it to be sold, but to regulate its sale.“If you moved to a regulated market, and that would be some years away at the very least, then you would have a better control of it.“But you would also have…control of the production and distribution of it, which would mean taking it away from the gangs,” Mr Dunne said.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/331773/dunne-urges-move-towards-cannabis-decriminalisationPrime Minister Bill English rejects Peter Dunne’s way forward for weedNewsHub 29 May 2017Standing in Mr Dunne’s way is his ministerial boss – the Prime Minister. Bill English says Mr Dunne is “making a lot of assumptions” about a drug that “does real damage to people”.“We don’t want to encourage open trading in cannabis and a whole industry around it,” he told The AM Show.Mr English says the impact on gangs would be minimal, as they have other criminal avenues to make money, while Customs and police are “doing a much better job now” of intercepting drugs before they hit the streets.Despite his unwillingness to make any changes to drug laws, Mr English does agree with Mr Dunne that the so-called war on drugs can’t be called a success.“It’s failing if one person is having their lives wrecked, or wrecking their family’s lives with drugs. You can never say it’s succeeded – put it that way. There’s always more to do.”Mr Dunne in unfazed by Mr English’s position, saying his own views are not those of the Government.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/05/prime-minister-bill-english-rejects-peter-dunne-s-way-forward-for-weed.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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CDC deactivating emergency response for Zika virus

first_imgThe Centers for Disease Control is deactivating its emergency response to the spread of the Zika virus in the US to routine status.The CDC deactivated its emergency response for Zika virus (Zika) to transition efforts to normal program operations on September 29.Emergency Operations Center (EOC)On January 22, 2016, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the devastating effects of Zika virus infection in the US during pregnancy. A team of experts from across the agency, called the Zika Coordination and Operations Transition Team (ZCOTT), will lead the transition from EOC activation to routine, long-term activities and will ensure timely coordination and collaboration on scientific, communication, and policy activities.CDC’s EOC is the agency’s command center for monitoring and coordinating emergency response to public health threats and has been activated previously for events such as natural disasters, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, and the 2014 Ebola outbreak, among others.Protecting Americans from ZikaSince the 2016 EOC activation for Zika, experts from across the agency have worked to protect Americans, especially pregnant women, fetuses, and infants, from the emerging virus and its devastating consequences. CDC will continue its work to protect these groups by providing support for healthcare providers as they counsel pregnant women affected by Zika and provide follow-up care to their infants. CDC recognizes the continued need for coordination among federal, state, and local levels to provide services for families affected by Zika and will provide technical assistance as resources permit.Zika threat hasn’t lessened Deactivation does not mean that the threat of Zika has lessened in importance or that people are no longer at risk of infection.Zika continues to be a public health threat in the United States and internationally. Zika is still a risk for pregnant women, and the continental United States and Hawaii will continue to see some travel-related cases as travelers visit countries and territories with risk of Zika transmission.The possibility of local transmission in the continental United States and Hawaii still exists. CDC remains committed to protecting the health of Americans and will continue working to protect the nation from the threat of Zika.As a reminder, CDC recommends travelers to areas with a risk of Zika to take steps to prevent Zika by preventing mosquito bites and sexual transmission of Zika during and after travel. CDC continues to recommend that pregnant women avoid travel to areas with risk of Zika.last_img read more