Californian Guard Assist on Little Deer Fire Perimeter Control
Californian Guard Assist on Little Deer Fire Perimeter Control
Miliband Ambush Video Appears to Contradict Claims of Assault
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California Army National Guard Soldiers joined efforts with California Fire and Klamath National Forest to assist on the clean-up operations and perimeter control of the little deer fire that scorched over <a href="http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-08-06/locals-battle-state-wildfires-55-firefighters-assist-little-deer-fire-prepare-for-more/1776425127896.html" target="_blank">5,000 acres</a> of land near Yreka, California. Credit: YouTube/California Guard/Spc. Lani Pascual
A video showing a crowd of protesters near Ed Miliband outside a March 26 Labour event in Rotherhithe, London, appears to contradict claims made on March 27 that Miliband was <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ed-miliband-punched-shoved-protesters-5409428" target="_blank">“punched and shoved”</a> as he walked to his car.Miliband was exiting a meeting with Southwark residents at <a href="http://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/video-miliband-ambushed-by-protesters-at-rotherhithe-qa/" target="_blank">Silverlock Hall</a> when the incident occurred. He was on his way to partake in a televised leaders’ debate. The Mirror quoted a “Labour activist” as saying Miliband was punched in the chest, and that “he was shoved out of the way and couldn’t get in the car.” The Telegraph <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11498661/Ed-Miliband-attacked-before-TV-debate-as-it-happened.html" target="_blank">reported</a> that Labour were “playing down the incident,” quoting party sources as saying Miliband was not punched, but that an “altercation had occurred.” The footage here, provided by the activist group New Fathers 4 Justice, shows Miliband entering his car unhindered, smiling. Credit: New Fathers 4 Justice
The Liberal Democrats revealed plans to spend £3.5bn on mental health care in a statement on March 31. One Lib Dem supporter, Kat, who suffered from an eating disorder as an adolescent, recounts her experience with the public healthcare system. Having been deemed “not sick enough” to meet the criteria for treatment, she turned to private treatment.“I don’t think it’s good enough,” she says. “We know early intervention is cost effective…and saves lives.” The Lib Dems’ approach to mental health, including depression, post-natal support and tackling social stigma, is outlined in the party’s <a href="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/libdems/pages/8632/attachments/original/1427785664/MentalHealthMiniManifesto_2015_30_03_15_copy.2-8.pdf?1427785664">Manifesto of the Mind</a> document. Credit: YouTube/Liberal Democrats
The Home Affairs Committee meeting in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan on Tuesday, March 31, was disrupted when a lawmaker from the Taiwan Solidarity Union, an anti-China political party, was carried away after accusing the government of being a “traitor” to the country.A video and three images were posted to lawmaker Chou Ni-an’s Facebook page showing her protest against the ruling Kuomintang party’s veto of a Taiwan Solidarity Union proposal on March 31. The proposal demanded that the Mainland Affairs Council of Taiwan pressure China to scrap the newly-launched M503 flight route. This video shows Chou being carried away at around minute 1:20. The Taiwan Solidarity Union has organized a series of demonstrations since Saturday, March 28, over China’s new flight route over the Taiwan Strait and the government’s failure to stand up to Beijing. The party’s criticism of Taiwan’s relationship with China escalated further when Taiwan’s Office of the President applied to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/31/us-asia-aaib-taiwan-idUSKBN0MR05L20150331?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews" target="_blank">Tuesday, March 31</a>. The M503 flight route, implemented on Sunday, March 29, is one of four new air routes launched along China’s southeast coast to ease air traffic over <a href="http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1750559/chinas-controversial-flight-route-m503-takes-despite-protests-taiwan" target="_blank">Yangtze River and Pearl River delta area</a>. Around 33 planes are expected to use that route daily. Credit: Facebook/tsu.chounian
The <a href="http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2485394/" target="_blank">US Coast Guard</a> saved nine people from the Canadian tall ship, Liana’s Ransom, east of Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Monday, March 30. The Coast Guard received an emergency call around 12:35 am local time from the stranded vessel, which only had limited use of the starboard engine and had its sails wrapped around the mast.US Coast Guard crews from the Gloucester station, air station Cape Cod and cutter Ocracoke rescued nine people from the ship. <a href="http://www.wcvb.com/news/9-rescued-from-canadian-tall-ship-east-of-gloucester/32098790" target="_blank">Local reports</a> said that the rescued were transferred to the Coast Guard’s motor lifeboats with one person needing treatment for a head injury. This video shows people being hoisted aboard by helicopter. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard District 1
Firefighters responded to a fire that broke out at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Benwood, West Virginia, on the evening of Monday, March 30. No injuries were reported. Bishop Michael J. Bransfield released a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofWheelingCharleston/posts/10152749145796981" target="_blank">statement</a> saying the pastor of St. John’s Parish, Father Bekeh Utetitang, was “very shaken” and they were “terribly saddened by the news”.This video shows the fire on March 30. Credit: Facebook/DJ Brian Oliver
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