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Hitler’s birthplace shows that confronting dark past can take decades

first_imgAs anti-racism protesters topple statues of slave traders and colonizers worldwide, some nations are pondering how to mark their dark past. In Austria, debate over confronting one link to Adolf Hitler has taken decades, and it’s not over yet.Austria recently unveiled plans to convert the house where the Nazi leader was born, in the town of Braunau am Inn on the German border, into a police station.It also suggested moving a rock that stands on the sidewalk outside, which is inscribed with an anti-fascist message, to a Vienna museum. ‘Never again’The rock, which carries the inscriptions “fascism never again” and “millions of dead” but does not mention Hitler, was installed by the town in 1989.At that point, Austria was moving away from its position of denying responsibility for the Holocaust, a post-war stance during which it described itself as the first victim of the Nazis.Partly because of that, some say that Austria has done less to confront its Nazi past than neighboring Germany.”Sometimes it feels like something that is done as a chore rather than a commitment made out of deep conviction,” said Gerhard Baumgartner, a historian and scientific director at the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance.While progress has been made in terms of education on the Holocaust and erecting memorials since the 1980s, Jewish and survivors’ groups say more remains to be done, especially in explaining how widespread and systemic the Nazis’ crimes were.”That is very important – that people really know there was something everywhere,” said Charlotte Herman, head of the group officially representing the Jewish community in the province of Upper Austria, which includes Braunau.She and Mernyi mentioned the “Stolpersteine”, or “stumbling blocks”, project as one way to raise awareness.Originally a German initiative, it involves laying small brass plaques to Holocaust victims in the pavement at relevant places, like where they lived.Those plaques cover a fraction of Holocaust victims, but are a relatively common sight in Vienna, where a notoriously repressive and anti-Semitic system was put in place with local support after Hitler’s Germany annexed Austria in 1938.”In all of Austria, in every corner, in front of almost everyone’s door, something happened, whether it’s death marches, people walking past and dying in the street,” said Herman.Hitler’s role in history is well known, so there is no need to spell it out in great detail at the house, she added. But attention should be called to the building.”Because this is where evil was in fact born.”  While many agree that the house should not be allowed to become a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis, the idea of removing the rock has upset some Jewish and survivors’ groups who have said that Austria must confront its role in the Holocaust.More consultations on the rock will now be held.”Clearly [the government] wants to let the world forget that the worst mass murderer in history was born in Braunau,” said Willi Mernyi, head of the Mauthausen Committee, Austria’s main Holocaust survivors’ group.”This approach is wrong … One must recognize what happened.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Jakarta extends restrictions ahead of Ramadan

first_imgJakarta Gov. Anies Baswedan said therestrictions that were to end Thursday will be extended to May 22. In a live-streamednews conference late Wednesday, Baswedan urged Muslims to suspend mosqueactivities during Ramadan to break the coronavirus transmission chain. BANGKOK – Social restrictions inIndonesia’s capital have been extended as Muslims in the world’s most populousMuslim nation prepare for a month of fasting. Residents practice social distancing as they queue for donated food during the coronavirus pandemic in a slum area in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. APcenter_img Islam’s holiest month is expected tobegin Friday after clerics agreed on the sighting of the moon. Faithful Muslimsusually fast during the day then congregate for night prayers, called Tarawih,and share communal meals called iftar. (AP)last_img read more

IOC approves $800m to address COVID-19 crisis

first_imgInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) anticipates that it will have to bear costs of up to USD 800 million for its part of the responsibilities for the organisation of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, its own extended operations and the support for the wider Olympic Movement. Loading… Additionally, the Swiss Federal Council agreed yesterday to offer support to the Switzerland-based IFs in a joint programme with the IOC. ‘The IOC thanks the Swiss Federal Council for the offer to support the International Federations jointly with the IOC. We are fully committed to successfully delivering this International Sports Federation support programme in cooperation with the Swiss authorities. This initiative is a great acknowledgement of the importance of the International Sports Federations and sport,’ IOC President Thomas Bach commented. It was previously announced that Olympic Solidarity has increased the budget for its athlete programmes by USD 15 million, which covers scholarships for over 1,600 athletes from 185 NOCs and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team. Olympic Solidarity had also increased the budget for IOC subsidies for the participation of NOCs in the Olympic Games by USD 10.3 million. This additional budget will allow Olympic Solidarity to make available additional funds relating to exceptional Games-related costs incurred by NOCs due to the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. President Bach said: ‘The Olympic Movement is facing an unprecedented challenge. The IOC has to organise postponed Olympic Games for the first time ever, and has to help its stakeholders come through this global crisis. read also:IOC to discuss providing financial support to international federations This new situation will need all our solidarity, creativity, determination and flexibility. We shall all need to make sacrifices and compromises. Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. This situation requires every one of us to do our part, and this applies to all of us, including the IOC. With today’s financial plans, we are addressing these needs.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 This amount will be covered by the IOC itself, including any funding from the Olympic Foundation. This number includes the cost for the organisation of the postponed Games of up to USD 650 million for the IOC, and an aid package of up to USD 150 million for the Olympic Movement, including the International Federations (IFs), the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the IOC-Recognised Organisations, to enable them to continue their sports, their activities and their support to their athletes. Today, the IOC Executive Board (EB) approved this financial plan. At the moment, the IOC is undergoing a deep analysis process to evaluate and assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on all of its operations. This is a complex exercise because of the constantly changing factors which have to be considered in the current environment. The IOC, as the leader of the Olympic Movement, is playing a critical role in supporting its stakeholders during the COVID-19 outbreak. To stand in solidarity with the Olympic Movement, it has also put together an aid package of up to USD 150 million, from which the IFs, NOCs and IOC-Recognised Organisations can benefit. This funding is meant to help them continue their mission to develop their sports, prepare for the Olympic Games and support their athletes. The IOC and its stakeholders are still going through the analysis process to assess the needs on a case-by-case basis. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?How They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Underappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Boys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role ModelsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Possible contamination leads to beef recall

first_imgWashington D.C. — AdvancePierre Foods, Inc., an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft purple plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The frozen RTE flame-broiled beef patties were produced on Nov. 30, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels (PDF only)}14.06-lb. cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a total of 90 portions of “CN FULLY COOKED FLAME-BROILED BEEF PATTIES CARAMEL COLOR ADDED” with case code 155-525-0 and package code 8334.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2260E” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.The problem was discovered on April 1, 2019 after the firm received two consumer complaints regarding soft purple plastic found in the product.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in food service freezers. Food service locations who have purchased these products are urged not to serve or consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.Consumers with questions about the recall can contact AdvancePierre’s Consumer Affairs Hotline at (855) 382-3101. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman, Senior Communications Manager with AdvancePierre, at (479) 290-6358.last_img read more

O’Rourke misses out

first_img Press Association Ireland’s Derval O’Rourke missed out on a 60 metres hurdles medal by just 0.01 seconds at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg. She continued: “It’s the best indoor run I’ve had since 2006 and possibly the most disrupted preparation I have had. “I had an injection in my Achilles in November and then got a sinus infection in December and lost 4kg. “I believed I had a chance to win and that’s why I came. I got a fantastic start, there was not a whole heap wrong with the race. It’s hard to criticise 7.95 but right now I am gutted.” center_img O’Rourke, a former world indoor champion, finished fourth in a season’s best 7.95secs to fall agonisingly short of a place on the podium. Indeed, her time was only 0.06secs off gold medal winner Nevin Yanit. O’Rourke said: “I ran it to win it, not finish second or third, but I would love to have a medal. I thought I had silver because I was right next to Yanit. And I wish they would change the photo-finish.” last_img read more

Louisiana judge: Roger Goodell must give deposition in Saints-Rams no-call suit

first_imgThe controversial no-call stems from the play in which officials missed Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman interfering with Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis in the final minutes of the meeting. Because of the blown call, the game went into overtime, where the Rams kicked a field goal to win, 26-23, and punch their ticket to Atlanta for Super Bowl 53. Related News Bengals’ receiving corps takes another hit with John Ross hamstring injury It’s been six months since the infamous no-call in the NFC championship game, but the Saints still aren’t over it.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January’s matchup have been called for questioning under oath by a Louisiana judge after attorney Antonio LeMon filed a lawsuit over the game, The Associated Press reported Monday. Le’Veon Bell tweets ‘overdue’ apology to fantasy football owners Jerry Jones says Cowboys could win Super Bowl without rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott However, other suits over the botched call haven’t exactly been successful and a petition started by fans demanding the NFC championship game be replayed was laughable, so it’s unlikely this will go over any different.Expect the league to file appeals that could delay or cancel the questioning altogether to avoid admitting once again what has already been stated: that a human error was made. The report noted the two sides will convene in September and “pick a mutually agreeable date for depositions in New Orleans.” The suit is seeking $75,000 in damages, which will be donated to charity.last_img read more

RESULTS OF THE DIVER’S RELAY FOR LIFE 5K

first_imgDivers HyundaiRelay for Life 5K 2014 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club 1 336 17.57 Jude O’Donnell M40 Individual2 424 18.09 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A C3 411 18.16 Damien Mc Bride SM Milford A C4 432 18.54 Niall Gildea SM Individual 5 448 19.23 Adrian Gill SM Individual6 429 19.35 Terence Boyle SM Individual7 438 19.46 John McFadden SM Individual8 412 19.48 Daniel Cullen SM Letterkenny A C9 427 19.51 Ollie Duffy SM Individual 10 466 19.52 Cathal Morrison M40 Individual11 437 19.57 Raymond Mc Bride SM Individual12 325 20.09 Cathal Harvey SM Individual13 321 20.19 Sammy Johnston SM 24/7 Triathlon 14 410 20.28 PJ Friel M50 Individual15 471 20.37 Gerard Callaghan M40 24/7 Triathlon16 355 21.04 Deirdre Diver SW Letterkenny A C17 370 21.06 Richard Raymond M50 Letterkenny A C18 470 21.09 Boyd Robinson M40 Individual19 455 21.10 Emma McGee SW Letterkenny A C20 425 21.21 Chris Nee SM Individual21 332 21.28 Noel Mc Cormick SM Individual22 454 21.29 Katherine McKinley SW Letterkenny A C23 323 21.58 Joseph Casey M40 Individual24 414 22.13 John Hughes M50 Individual25 316 22.13 Anthony Fox JM Individual26 445 22.20 James McBride M60 Individual27 428 22.51 Stephen McShane SM Individual28 352 22.53 Andrew Leighton M40 Individual29 322 23.00 Paul Gillan M40 Individual30 457 23.03 Allan Mailey SM Convoy31 369 23.04 Barry Carr SM Individual32 317 23.13 Martin Langan SM Convoy33 327 23.13 Karen Higgin SW Individual34 473 23.19 Ciaran Friel SM Individual35 330 23.20 Marie McAteer SW Individual36 329 23.26 Martin Carr SW Individual37 328 23.34 Thomas Friel SM Individual38 469 24.08 Mark Gildea SM Individual39 464 24.12 Danny McBride M40 Individual40 331 24.12 Claire McIntyer SW Individual41 361 24.16 Gretta Toye W40 Individual42 362 24.16 James Toye M40 Individual43 461 24.17 John Duffy M40 Individual44 486 24.18 Annette McCarron SW Individual45 413 24.24 Johnathon Wilson SM Individual46 485 24.25 Sarah McCarron SW Individual47 357 24.37 Paul McNally SM Individual48 463 24.43 David Oliver M50 Individual49 449 24.47 Sinead Kinnear SW Individual50 421 24.49 Declan Friel M40 Milford A C51 484 24.57 Liam Ferry SM Individual52 458 24.59 Ethna Fox W40 Letterkenny A C53 407 24.59 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A C54 420 25.00 Adam Friel JM Individual55 446 25.05 John Burke M40 Individual56 459 25.06 Eileen Morning W40 Individual57 468 25.13 Ruth McCrudden W40 Letterkenny A C58 433 25.31 Kevin Lynch M50 Individual59 426 25.32 Sean Bonner M50 Convoy60 349 25.42 Margaret Gallagher W50 Individual61 333 25.43 Amanda McGrath SW Individual62 456 25.44 Jason Peoples SM Convoy63 439 25.45 Goretti Sheridan W40 Individual64 351 25.48 Angela Doran W40 Individual65 309 25.55 Patrick Murray M40 Individual66 318 26.10 Anne Kelly W40 Individual67 306 26.17 Gareth O’ Donnell SM Individual68 368 26.22 Claire Anderson SW Individual69 367 26.22 Anthony Anderson SM Individual70 356 26.27 Noeleen Doogan W40 Individual71 373 26.29 Linda Clarke Walker Individual72 460 26.31 Margaret Bonner W40 Individual73 453 26.38 Jerry Burke M50 Inishowen A C74 305 26.38 Siobhan Mc Bride SW Individual75 338 26.48 Mary Bonner W50 Individual76 447 27.05 Annette Darcy W40 Individual77 324 27.07 Jimmy Gildea M40 Individual78 477 27.09 Ciaran Diver M40 Individual79 422 27.21 Avril Larkin SW Individual80 312 27.23 Louise Gallagher SW Individual81 441 27.27 Pamela McGranaghan W40 Individual82 442 27.27 Andy McGranaghan M50 Individual83 462 27.27 Denis Sheridan M50 Individual84 444 27.28 Edel Conway JW Individual85 434 27.32 Christine Chamber SW Individual86 465 27.33 Orla Redmond SW Individual87 406 27.47 John Fitzgerald – Individual88 435 27.57 Emma Gordon SW Individual89 302 28.06 Margo Mc Nally SW Individual90 452 28.06 Rosaleen Gallagher W40 Individual91 467 28.24 Maureen McBrearty W40 Individual92 319 28.25 Mary Gallagher SW Individual93 478 28.25 Stella McCole SW Individual94 430 29.01 Jane McGoohan SW Individual95 350 29.03 Mary McFettigan W40 Individual96 443 29.04 Rita Conway W50 Individual97 314 29.07 Martina Prunty SW Individual98 313 29.08 Collette Joyce SW Individual99 315 29.08 Martin Gallagher SM Individual100 481 29.18 Linda McGroarty SW Individual101 440 29.19 Donna Higgins SW Individual102 353 29.35 Donna McGettigan SW Individual103 354 29.35 Annette Olsen SW Individual104 363 29.39 Sophie Kelly W40 Individual105 482 29.42 Connor Lawless SM Individual106 431 29.53 Maria Mc Ginley SW Individual107 304 30.21 Louise Doherty SW Individual108 335 30.23 Denis Gallagher M50 Individual109 423 30.44 Geraldine McGinley W40 Individual110 483 31.05 Christopher Digimas SM Individual111 334 31.28 Madge Gallagher W50 Individual112 480 32.10 Julia Cannon W40 Individual113 301 32.20 Aine Mc Laughlin JW Individual114 348 33.32 Louise Gallagher Walker Individual115 346 33.32 Cathy Stewart SW Individual116 418 34.11 Grainne Cullen SW Individual117 419 34.11 Aisling Cullen JW Individual118 345 35.25 Sheena Stewert SW Individual119 344 35.25 Michelle Rankin SW Individual120 347 35.25 Eileen Gallagher Walker Individual121 359 35.46 Danielle Hamilton Walker Individual122 475 35.50 Jean McGlinchey W50 Individual123 474 35.51 Noreen Sharkey W50 Individual124 320 36.04 Charlotte Valentine SW Inishowen A C125 371 36.21 Ruth Mc Crossan Walker Individual126 472 37.32 Tina Lynch Walker Individual127 337 37.47 An Other Walker Individual128 436 38.45 Evelyn Cullen Walker Individual129 307 40.13 Eileen McElhinney SW Individual130 364 40.16 Mark Bradley Walker Individual131 303 40.35 Catherine Rodgers SW Individual132 326 41.25 Josie Gallagher Walker Individual133 358 41.25 Joanne Doherty Walker Individual134 476 42.22 Kelly Ford Walker Individual135 450 43.52 Allistair Jameson SM Individual136 451 43.52 Ellie Jameson JW Individual137 415 44.09 Jerry O’Donnell Walker Individual138 308 44.31 Ester McElhinney SW Individual139 408 45.44 Deirdre O’Donnell Walker Individual140 409 45.44 Eileen O’Donnell Walker Individual141 310 46.26 Anne-Marie Mc Cormick SW Individual142 311 46.27 Paula Crumlish SW Individual143 416 46.55 Janet Donnell Walker Individual144 417 46.55 Caroline Dillon Walker Individual145 372 54.38 Keelan Clarke JM IndividualTotal Runners: 145RESULTS OF THE DIVER’S RELAY FOR LIFE 5K was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RESULTS OF THE DIVER’S RELAY FOR LIFE 5Klast_img read more