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The Philistines Jr.

The Philistines Jr. is an American rock band from Connecticut. Active since 1990, the group has released four studio albums, the most recent being 2019's Help!. The Philistines Jr. was founded by brothers Peter Katis and Tarquin Katis, alongside friend Adam Pierce. In addition to guitar and drums, their early records made use of keyboard instruments such as electric organ and toy piano. After their second full-length, Analog vs. Digital, was released in 2001, they issued no new material until 2010, when If a Band Plays in the Woods...? was released. This was released with a companion album, If a Lot of Bands Play in the Woods...?, of other bands covering and remixing tracks from If a Band Plays in the Woods...?. Artists on the companion album included The National, Mice Parade, Tokyo Police Club, Tapes'N Tapes, Mercury Rev, Oneida, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Frightened Rabbit; the band was quiet again for several years, but in 2017, they released a cover of the song "NYC" by Interpol. The Philistines Jr. toured with Gang of Youths in 2018.

After the suicide of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison, The Philistines Jr. contributed a cover of "Bright Pink Bookmark" to Tiny Changes, a tribute album of covers of songs from Frightened Rabbit's The Midnight Organ Fight - which Peter Katis had produced. In 2019, the group released its fourth full-length, Help!, which Paste described as "an attempt to make sense of the world at an unsettled time". In addition to the Philistines Jr. the group members play in bands called Iris and The Zambonis. Peter Katis works as a producer, Tarquin Katis runs Tarquin Records, the band's own label, Adam Pierce records under the pseudonym Mice Parade. Peter Katis Tarquin Katis Adam Pierce AlbumsThe Sinking of the S. S. Danehower Analog Vs. Digital If a Band Plays in the Woods...? Help! EPsGreenwich, CT The Continuing Struggle of the Philistines Jr

Criticisms of Cargill

This article addresses various criticisms of Cargill, a large held, multinational corporation, based in the United States. Palm oil is a globally traded commodity used in a wide range of consumer products, including packaged foods and cleaning supplies, as a feedstock for biofuels. Produced in the world's tropics on industrial monoculture plantations, oil palm has severe and widespread negative impacts on the environment and local people. Oil palm plantations are driving the destruction of tropical rainforests around the globe. Indonesia — which has the world's highest rate of deforestation, with, on average, 20 square miles of rainforest destroyed everyday — is ground zero for oil palm expansion, produces more than 45 percent of the world's palm oil. Cargill, through their oil palm arm CTP Holdings, owns 5 oil palm plantations in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, is the largest exporter of palm oil to the USA. Cargill is the largest US importer of palm oil, sourcing the oil from at least 26 producers and buying 11% of Indonesia's total oil palm output.

Cargill's oil palm operations violate environmental law and human rights, including: All 83,000 hectares of Cargill's five directly owned oil palm plantations have been carved out of lowland rainforests, causing massive deforestation. As of 2009, Cargill is clearing forest in Borneo at their PT Harapan Sawit Lestari plantation without an environmental impact assessment, required by Indonesian law. Cargill purchases palm oil from many more'worst-of-the-worst' rainforest destroyers - including Wilmar International, Sinar Mas, Duta Palma - all of whom violate Indonesian law by burning rainforests. Local communities have farmland to Cargill's oil palm plantations; these communities were not properly compensated for their lands, nor did they give their free and informed consent for the conversion of their lands to industrial monoculture. Hundreds of cases of social conflict have been documented at Cargill's oil palm plantations by NGOs, Indonesia's National Human Rights Court. At Cargill's three oil palm plantations in PNG, formally independent farmers are being converted into de facto bonded laborers through Cargill's use of complex debt schemes and unfulfilled promises of new roads and hospitals.

Covering rugged and isolated terrain, Cargill's own management has acknowledged their inability to prevent the use of child labor on their PNG plantations. In destroying forests and harming forest peoples, Cargill violates its own corporate social responsibility policies and industry commitments to produce palm oil sustainably. In 2003, Cargill completed a port for processing soya in Santarém in the Amazon region of Brazil; the port increased soya production in the area due to the proximity of easy transport and processing facilities. Although Cargill complied with state legislation, they failed to comply with a federal law requiring an Environmental Impact Statement. In late 2003 Greenpeace launched a campaign claiming the new port sped up deforestation of local rain forest as farmers have cleared land to make way for crops. In February 2006, the federal courts in Brazil gave Cargill six months to complete an environmental assessment, different from an Environmental Impact Statement; this ruling came as part of a broader popular backlash against the port.

In July 2006, federal prosecutor Felicia Pontes Jr. suggested they were close to shutting down the port. Cargill responded to criticisms of the port by focusing on the need for economic development for the local province, one of the poorest in Brazil, they claimed that "extreme measures" such as closing the port are not necessary because "Soy occupies less than 0.6 percent of the land in the Amazon biome today." They pointed to their partnership with The Nature Conservancy to encourage farmers around Santarém to comply with Brazilian law that requires 80% of forest to be left intact in forest areas. In April 2006, Greenpeace released another report criticising Cargill's report for its alleged role in deforestation of the Amazon; the Greenpeace Report showed that the Cargill company, in Brazil, was the dominant company that exposed deforestation to the indigenous tribes, which led them to have their land taken away. This report stated that Cargill had slave labourers working at these soya farms 16 hours a day, seven days a week.

The report states that according to Amazon scenarios Modelling Project, if existing laws were followed and executed, the proposed protected area left alone about one million square kilometers of the Amazon would avoid deforestation. Because deforestation contributes so to the tons of carbon emissions to the atmosphere and the degradation of major watersheds in the area, the soya farms cutting down their production in the Amazon would benefit not only the forest and the indigenous tribes, but every other citizen of the area as well as the soy plant workers; the report traced animal feed made from Amazonian soya to European food retailers who bought chicken and other meat raised on the feed. Greenpeace took its campaign to these major food retailers and won agreement from McDonald's along with UK-retailers Asda and Marks & Spencer to stop buying meat raised on Amazonian soya; these retailers in turn put pressure on Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland, André Maggi Group and Dreyfus to prove their soya was not grown on deforested land in the Amazon.

In July 2006, the Star Tribune newspaper of Minneapolis reported that Cargill had joined other soy businesses in Brazil in enacting a two-year mora

Holmes Street Bridge

The Holmes Street Bridge known the Holmes Street Pedestrian Bridge, Old Shakopee Bridge, or Bridge 4175, is a historic truss bridge over the Minnesota River in Shakopee, United States. It is one of the state's only examples of a deck truss bridge, it was constructed in 1927 with parts manufactured by the Minneapolis Machinery Company. The bridge carried US 169 and MN 101, served as the principal river crossing for Shakopee; the Holmes Street Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in 2005. It was rehabilitated in 2011 to carry a trail for pedestrians, cross-country skiers, snowmobiles; the Holmes Street Bridge is 42.4 feet wide. The bridge has two approach spans over land on either end; the load-bearing structure consists of three parallel Warren trusses, an unusual configuration as two parallel trusses were the norm. Neoclassical elements appear on the bridge piers and parapet railings; the bridge was built to carry Minnesota State Highway 5, locally known within Shakopee as Holmes Street. The route was redesignated U.

S. Route 169/State Highway 101. In 2009 a new bridge was built a block to the east to carry the highways. A study from 1985 had identified only 10 deck truss bridges built in Minnesota before 1946; the Holmes Street Bridge is the only road bridge of that number still standing. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 for its state-level significance in the theme of engineering, it was nominated for its rare design type and its fabrication by an important Minnesota bridge manufacturer. Transport portal Engineering portal United States portal National Register of Historic Places portal List of crossings of the Minnesota River List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota National Register of Historic Places listings in Scott County, Minnesota Holmes Street Bridge

Casa Vilaplana

The Casa Vilaplana is a private building at 8 Joan Cantó street in the city center of Alcoy, Valencian Community, Spain. The building was designed by the Valencian architect Vicente Pascual Pastor in 1906, it is an example of Valencian Art Nouveau architecture of the early twentieth century. It was commissioned by Enrique Vilaplana Juliá, president of the Alcoy's Savings bank, for his reivate residence. In the proximities it got up with posteriority realized by the same architect, the headquarters of the banking entity; the entire facade is made of masonry with a singular design. The building has two floors. Doménech Romá, Jorge. Modernismo en Alcoy, su contexto histórico y los oficios artesanales. Editorial Aguaclara. Pp. 319–326. ISBN 978-84-613-8233-0. Art Nouveau in Alcoy Casa Vilaplana in Alcoy Tourism

Mdewakanton

Mdewakantonwan are one of the sub-tribes of the Isanti Dakota. Their historic home is Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota, which in the Dakota language was called Mde wakan. Together with the Wahpekute, they form the so-called Upper Council of the Santee Sioux, their Siouan-speaking ancestors may have migrated to the upper Midwest from further east. Over the years they migrated up into Wisconsin. Facing competition from the Ojibwe and other Great Lakes Native American tribes, the Santee moved further west into present-day Minnesota. In 1687 Greysolon du Lhut recorded his visit to the "great village of the Nadouecioux, called Izatys" on the southwestern shore of the eponymous Mde Wakan, now called Mille Lacs Lake in north central Minnesota; the term Santee was applied only to the Mdewakanton and the related and allied Wahpekute.. Soon European settlers applied the name to all the tribes of the Eastern Dakota. In the fall of 1837, the Mdewakantonwan negotiated a lucrative deal with the US government under an "Indian Removal" treaty, whereby they were paid nearly one million dollars for the remainder of their lands in western Wisconsin.

Because the Mdewakantonwan had earlier abandoned the lands due to intrusion by the Chippewa and various ecological reasons, were living in Minnesota, they gained payment for land they no longer occupied. Seven Sioux tribes formed an alliance, which they called Oceti Sakowin or Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, consisting of the four tribes of the Eastern Dakota, two tribes of the Western Dakota, as well as the largest group, the Lakota. Tradition has it that the Mdewakanton were the leading tribe of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ; as a consequence of their defeat by the United States in the Dakota War of 1862 and heavy losses in warriors, they lost their leading position within the Council Fires to the more numerous and powerful Lakota. The Mdewakantonwan are no longer a single unified Tribe, their descendants ensure their Mdewakanton components survive within their respective communities. In the United States, the Mdewakanton survive with other federally recognized Dakota and Yankton-Yanktonai bands as Dakota peoples: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe on Crow Creek Indian Reservation Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on Flandreau Indian Reservation Upper Sioux Community – Pejuhutazizi Oyate on Upper Sioux Indian Reservation Lower Sioux Indian Community on Lower Sioux Indian Reservation Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community on Shakopee-Mdewakanton Indian Reservation Prairie Island Indian Community on Prairie Island Indian Community Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community Some Mdewakanton in Minnesota live among Ojibwe people on the Mille Lacs Reservation as Mille Lacs Band of Mdewakanton Dakota, forming one of the historical bands that were amalgamated to become the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Santee Sioux Nation on Santee Sioux Reservation In Canada, the Mdewakanton live with members of other Dakota and Yanktonai band governments as Dakota peoples: Sioux Valley Dakota Nation on Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Reserve and Fishing Station 62A Reserve Birdtail Sioux First Nation on Birdtail Creek 57 Reserve, Birdtail Hay Lands 57A Reserve, on Fishing Station 62A Reserve Some may live within the White Bear First Nations, which consists of members of the Plains Cree, Western Saulteaux and Assiniboine. Wakpaatonwedan division real Wakpaatonwedan Kiyuska, led by a succession of chiefs with the name Wapasha Oyateshicha Titonwan or Tintaotonwe, led by a succession of chiefs with the name Shakopee Ohanhanska Tacanhpisapa Anoginajin Matantonwan division real Matantonwan Pinisha or Pinichon Kaposia or Kapozha kodozapuwa, led by famous chief Taoyateduta (Little Crow / Le