Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Recent Italian Court Decisions on Vaccines and Autism
Italy’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Court Decision: Mercury and Aluminum in Vaccine Caused Autism
Italian Government, Not Vaccine Maker, Pays for Vaccine Damages
Rimini: 2012 – Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism
Italian Court Decisions Break New Ground in Debate Over Vaccines and Autism
Italian Court Rulings Contradict Special U.S. Vaccine Court- See more at: http://healthimpactnews.com/2015/u-s-media-blackout-italian-courts-rule-vaccines-cause-autism/#sthash.cUA8E4Ca.dpuf
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Németh was born in Idaho, United States and grew up in Boise.] After singing at his local church, Németh played in local groups in his teenage years, and later formed Fat John & the 3 Slims with his friend Tom Moore. He toured and performed regularly working between five and seven nights a week for almost a decade.]
By 2000, Németh was supplying backing to Junior Watson, and separately fronting his own band known as The Jacks In 2002, he self-published the album, The Jack of Harps. His debut solo effort, Come and Get It, followed in 2004. The same year, Németh relocated to Oakland, California. Gaining more experience, he temporarily replaced Sam Myers in Anson Funderburgh's backing band in 2005 and 2006.
Németh's fourth solo release, Name the Day!, was released in 2010 It equaled the achievement of Love Me Tonight by peaking at number 6 in the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart. Blues Live was recorded in February 2012 at three venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, and included guitar contributions from Kid Andersen. Soul Live was released in September 2012 In December 2012, Németh appeared at the PowerHouse Pub in Folsom, California. The following February, he performed in his home town of Boise.
In 2013, Németh was nominated in five categories for a Blues Music Award. These included 'B.B. King Entertainer', 'Contemporary Blues Album', 'Instrumentalist - Harmonica', 'Soul Blues Album', and 'Soul Blues Male Artist' Németh is due to perform at the Great Lakes Blues Society in April; the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival in May; and the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival in August 2013. He relocated to Memphis, Tennessee in early 2013, and has stated that the Bo-Keys will back him on his next recording. In 2014, he won a Blues Music Award in the 'Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year' category.
This artist may very well steal the show! Stay Tuned for more!
at 4:26 PM
Friday, May 1, 2015
By SCOTT SMITH and JANIE HAR, Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Environmentalists on Thursday criticized a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to dramatically scale back wildlife habitat restoration involved in a massive tunnel project intended to channel fresh water around California's delta.
The revision calls for restoring 30,000 acres of wildlife habitat, down from an initial 100,000 acres.
Brown defended the revised plan, saying it would accelerate the pace of efforts to revive habitat on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta while fixing the state's aging water infrastructure.
Kathryn Phillips, director of Sierra Club California, said the plan would shortchange the wetlands and wildlife by spending just $300 million instead of the $8 billion that was initially proposed.
"The governor and federal officials say they want to restore the delta and help recover wildlife," she said. "On the other hand, they propose dramatically reducing the restoration by 70 percent."
The Associated Press first reported details of the new plan on Wednesday. Brown held a news conference Thursday with federal officials, saying bold action is required because fish populations in the delta are at an all-time low.
"If somebody has a better alternative, certainly we'll hear it," Brown said. "This is an imperative. We must move forward."
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan has been under development for eight years and calls for building two underground tunnels, 40 feet across and 30 miles long, to send water from the Sacramento River around the delta.
The water currently irrigates 3 million acres of farmland in the Central Valley and serves 25 million people as far south as San Diego. The projected cost of the tunnels is $15 billion.
Officials say the tunnels will stabilize water supplies for cities and farms south of the delta. But it has drawn strong opposition from delta farmers and environmentalists, who contend the tunnels will allow saltwater from San Francisco Bay to degrade the delta's water quality and damage habitat for endangered salmon and tiny delta smelt.
The amount of land targeted for environmental improvements changed because there was too much complexity in the original 50-year plan, given the need for permits from federal wildlife agencies against a backdrop of uncertain future effects of climate change, said Chuck Bonham, director of California's Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The state is entering its fourth year of drought with mandatory water restrictions for residents, and many farmers are receiving little or no surface water for irrigation from government water projects.
State officials decided to split their plans for the delta into two parts — the construction of the tunnels and efforts to restore wildlife habitat along waterways.
Jonas Minton, a water policy adviser for the Planning and Conservation League, said he doubts the state will ever restore wildlife habitat on 30,000 acres. Officials have lagged on much smaller projects, he said.
"Their record does not demonstrate that they can do even that," he said.
Only about 5 percent of California's wetlands remain. Restoration projects will return at least some of the freshwater marshes and willow thickets, with trees along the water providing food and shade to young fish, Bonham said, noting the effort will mark a "decisive break from the obstacles of the past."
The new approach doesn't come with 50-year permits, which was a goal of the previous plan because that would shield Central and Southern California water agencies from future cutbacks of delta water for endangered species protection. Bonham said the state couldn't achieve the longer approvals and now is seeking permits of 10 years or less.
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