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Action for Dolphins

Action for Dolphins known as'Australia for Dolphins', is an animal welfare charity committed to achieving international protection for small cetaceans. The organisation aims to end dolphin captivity. AFD was founded by CEO Sarah Lucas in 2012, after she made a life-changing journey to the Japanese town of Taiji to observe the world's largest dolphin drive hunts. Lucas returned to Taiji with Channel Nine's 60 Minutes film crew in January 2014 to make the documentary The Killing Cove, which aired on February 21, 2014. Produced by Phil Goyen and presented by Liz Hayes, the segment documented the drive hunts, including the capture of a rare albino dolphin calf named Angel. In January 2014, Angel the albino dolphin calf was captured in the Taiji drive hunts in Japan and sent to the Taiji Whale Museum. A month Sarah Lucas and other dolphin advocates attempted to enter the museum to check on Angel's well-being, but they were refused entry. In May 2014, AFD filed legal action against the Taiji government in the Wakayama District Court.

The Action for Angel lawsuit asserted that, as the owner and operator of the whale museum, the town of Taiji was illegally refusing entry to law-abiding people based on their appearance. AFD argued the conduct by the museum was contrary to Japan's Constitution, which states ‘there shall be no discrimination in political, economic or social relations because of race'. In November 2015, Sarah Lucas took the stand in Wakayama District Court and gave evidence against the Taiji Whale Museum. In March 2016, the judges ruled in AFD's favour. Following the lawsuit animal welfare observers have now been granted access to the museum. In March 2015, AFD launched a global campaign and legal action against the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in Switzerland; the legal action argued WAZA should stop endorsing members involved in dolphin hunting and other acts of animal cruelty, as this endorsement contradicted the association's code of ethics. Within a month of the campaign launch, AFD's petition mobilised tens of thousands of people worldwide.

As a result, WAZA suspended the membership of its Japanese member, the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which allowed member aquariums to purchase dolphins from the Taiji drive hunts. A few weeks all Japanese aquariums in the WAZA network agreed to stop purchasing dolphins from the Taiji hunts. Of the decision, Sarah Lucas told The Guardian, "This momentous decision marks the beginning of the end for dolphin hunting in Japan; the capture of live dolphins, which sell for up to $100,000, is the motivation for the brutal dolphin hunts in Taiji. This decision, which stops Japanese aquariums demanding more Taiji dolphins, is a huge blow to the hunts. JAZA aquariums provide up to 40% of total demand for live dolphins from Taiji. So, as of today, the market for Taiji dolphins could be nearly cut in half. Without demand, the hunts won’t continue, it is the first major step towards ending the Taiji dolphin hunts once and for all.”The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the legal action was able to "knock the wind out of Japan's dolphin hunt".

In April 2017 AFD launched legal action against Dolphin Marine Magic, a marine park in New South Wales, which features regular performances from captive dolphins. The lawsuit was filed in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia by AFD and the Animal Law Institute, alleged Dolphin Marine Magic made misleading and deceptive statements by claiming their dolphins are "happy and healthy". Malcolm Caulfield, Principal Lawyer at the Animal Law Institute, stated: “Dolphin Marine Magic continues to claim on its website that the animals that they care for are happy and healthy - this includes the five dolphins at the park. We say that this claim is misleading as dolphins in captivity suffer stress, behavioural abnormalities, high mortality rates, decreased longevity, breeding problems and their welfare is compromised in artificial captive environments.” The lawsuit alleges statements made by Dolphin Marine Magic claiming rehabilitation is "at the heart" of everything it does are misleading, as rehabilitation does not make up the majority of the respondent’s activities at the marine park.

The lawsuit was reported by Channel 10's The Project, in which Action for Dolphins' Advocacy Director Jordan Sosnowski stated, "This will send a loud warning bell to big marine parks like Sea World. It will set a precedent, which we hope will bolster global efforts to end dolphin captivity and help convince politicians this cruel practice has to end." AFD has launched numerous campaigns in order to raise public awareness of cruelty against dolphins and whales. In 2017 AFD created a TV advert starring actress Isabel Lucas speaking out against dolphin captivity; the advert, supported by Voiceless, the Animal Protection Institute, broadcast in Australia and reached an estimated 1 million people. It gained national media attention and was reported by a number of media outlets including The Australian, News.com.au, the Daily Mail. Despite the dolphin drive hunts taking place yearly in Taiji, many Japanese people are unaware that this is happening. To raise further awareness, AFD launched a billboard in Osaka, Japan, in March 2017, exposing thousands of people graphic footage of the Taiji dolphin hunts for the first time.

They launched a second billboard in Tokyo in September 2017. In March 2016 Action for Dolphins launched a series of bus billboards in the town of Coffs Harbour, NSW, encouraging people to'think twice' before supporting dolphin captivity. “It’s the beginning of a national advocacy campaign and the start of a push to end dolphn captivity in NSW,” Sarah Lucas, told The Australian. “They’ll be seen by thousands of people in the peak tourism season an

The Soft Boys

The Soft Boys were a rock band led by Robyn Hitchcock during the 1970s, whose old-fashioned music style of psychedelic/folk-rock became part of the neo-psychedelia scene with the release of Underwater Moonlight. The band formed in 1976 in Cambridge, England as Dennis and the Experts comprising Robyn Hitchcock, Rob Lamb guitar, Andy Metcalfe, Morris Windsor. Alan Davies replaced Lamb after only four gigs late in 1976, Kimberley Rew replaced Davies. Matthew Seligman replaced Metcalfe in 1979; the band broke up in 1980 after Underwater Moonlight. Rew formed the more mainstream pop group Katrina and the Waves, while Hitchcock went on to a prolific career with a similar whimsical, surrealistic style, they re-formed for a UK tour in 1994 and again in 2001 for the 20th anniversary of Underwater Moonlight and the release of a new album, Nextdoorland. They disbanded once again in 2003. A Can of Bees Underwater Moonlight Nextdoorland Two Halves for the Price of One Live at the Portland Arms Invisible Hits Wading Through a Ventilator Raw Cuts 1976-81 Where Are The Prawns Underwater Moonlight...

And How It Got There Give It To The Soft Boys 7" EP: "Wading Through a Ventilator" b/w "The Face of Death" and "Hear My Brane" " Anglepoise Lamp" b/w "Fatman's Son" Near the Soft Boys 7" EP: "Kingdom of Love" b/w "Vegetable Man" & "Strange" "I Wanna Destroy You" b/w "Old Pervert" "Only the Stones Remain" b/w "The Asking Tree" "Love Poisoning" "He's a Reptile" b/w "Song No. 4" "The Face of Death" b/w "The Yodelling Hoover" Side Three An album financed by Radar Records was recorded at Rockfield Studios in 1978, at the same time Rush was recording Hemispheres there. The resultant album was never released although one or two of the tracks have had subsequent release as part of compilations; the Glass Hotel The Soft Boys collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive

Éder Luiz Lima de Souza

Éder Luiz Lima de Souza is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for the K League 1 team Seongnam FC. On 15 June 2010 Éder was loaned on AEK Athens, he signed a 1+1 year deal. Eder made his debut in the UEFA Europa League play-offs in a 1–0 win against Dundee United on 19 August 2010, he scored his first goal in a 3–1 home league win against Ergotelis. On 9 July 2011, he returned to Brazil and was loaned to Campeonato Série B side Criciúma along with Adeílson and Dorival. Taça Guanabara: 2008 Rio State League: 2008 Soccerway profile Éder Luiz Lima de Souza – K League stats at kleague.com

Joan Vollmer

Joan Vollmer was the most prominent female member of the early Beat Generation circle. While a student at Barnard College, she became the roommate of Edie Parker, their apartment became a gathering place for the Beats during the 1940s, where Vollmer was at the center of marathon, all night discussions. In 1946, she began a relationship with William S. Burroughs becoming his common-law wife. In 1951, Burroughs killed Vollmer in what he first admitted to and shortly thereafter denied as a drunken attempt at playing William Tell. Joan Vollmer was born in Loudonville, an affluent suburb of Albany, New York, to an upper-middle-class family, she attended Barnard College in New York City in the early 1940s, soon afterward married Paul Adams, a law student, drafted during World War II, therefore overseas during most of the early Beat years. Vollmer met Edie Parker at the West End Bar and the two moved in together in the first of a series of apartments in New York's Upper West Side that they shared with the writers, hustlers and drug addicts that became known as the Beats.

These included: William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Herbert Huncke, Vickie Russell, Hal Chase, a Columbia University graduate student from Denver. Paul Adams divorced Vollmer upon returning from military service appalled by her drug use and group of friends. In 1945 Jack Kerouac introduced her to Benzedrine, which she used for a few years. Early in 1946, she began a long-term relationship with Burroughs; the match was set up and encouraged by Allen Ginsberg, who much admired Burroughs’ intellect and considered Joan his female counterpart. Several years when Vollmer and Burroughs were living together in Texas, Ginsberg encouraged Burroughs to break up with Vollmer, believing that Burroughs could never return her total devotion. Burroughs ignored this advice and evidence suggests he and Vollmer had a passionate affair. Once they were arrested for having sex in a parked vehicle. Vollmer became a mother for the second time after William, Jr. was born in 1947. In 1946, Vollmer had been admitted to Bellevue Hospital in New York City due to psychotic episodes as a result of excessive amphetamine use.

At this time Burroughs had been convicted of prescription forgery and was sentenced to return to his parents' care in St. Louis, Missouri. After completing his probationary order, he traveled to New York to retrieve Vollmer from Bellevue. From that moment until her death, she called herself Mrs. William Burroughs, she lived with two children. Although the two were never formally married, they had William Burroughs, Jr.. Due to trouble with the law for drug abuse, drug distribution and lewd behavior charges, they relocated several times, moving first to New Waverly, Texas to New Orleans, to Mexico City. Burroughs tried to support his family by farming cash crops in the Rio Grande Valley; when this failed, he moved their children to New Orleans. While living there he was arrested for heroin possession, during which time police searched Vollmer's home, unearthing letters from Ginsberg discussing a possible shipment of marijuana; the resulting criminal charges were grave — upon conviction Burroughs would have served time in Louisiana's infamous Angola State Prison.

Once he was settled, Vollmer joined him, along with her children. In her son’s novel Kentucky Ham, Vollmer is remembered as a gentle and considerate mother, meek and deferential to her husband's parents, yet she is depicted as being prone to wild bouts of self-destructive behavior. The book recounts a reckless deadly drive down a mountainside road in Mexico. Joan's battered appearance and unpredictable behavior alarmed Ginsberg when he visited with Lucien Carr in 1951. During their visit she expressed some bitterness and hostility toward Burroughs' lack of affection and continued drug addiction. In fact, at the time of Ginsberg's visit, Burroughs was away in Guatemala with a young man he pursued unsuccessfully. According to research by James Grauerholz, a petition for divorce was initiated in Mexico by Burroughs, Vollmer, or both, about a year before Joan's death despite the fact that they had never been married; the divorce was required due to Burroughs' stated desire to take custody of their son upon dissolution.

From the same source, there is some speculation that Vollmer was romantically linked with several men while living in Mexico. Her face was swollen. Three days after Burroughs returned from his South American trip, Vollmer was balancing a water tumbler on her head as her husband aimed a handgun at it; when Burroughs fired, the bullet missed the water tumbler and hit Vollmer, who died that day from a gunshot wound to the skull, aged 28. Vollmer's death was ruled a culpable homicide, after Mexican police investigated and Burroughs gave several contradictory versions of events. Burroughs claimed he accidentally shot Vollmer during a William Tell act, but changed his story after being coached by his Mexican attorney, Bernabé Jurado; the day after in court, Burroughs claimed he accidentally misfired the gun while trying to sell the weapon to an acquaintance. It has come to light that Lewis Ma

Etheric body

The etheric body, ether-body, æther body, a name given by neo-Theosophy to a vital body or subtle body propounded in esoteric philosophies as the first or lowest layer in the "human energy field" or aura. It is said to be in immediate contact with the physical body, to sustain it and connect it with "higher" bodies; the English term "etheric" in this context seems to derive from the Theosophical writings of Madame Blavatsky, but its use was formalised by C. W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant due to the elimination of Hindu terminology from the system of seven planes and bodies.. The term gained some general popularity after the 1914-18 war, Walter John Kilner having adopted it for a layer of the "human atmosphere" which, as he claimed in a popular book, could be rendered visible to the naked eye by means of certain exercises; the classical element Aether of Platonic and Aristotlean physics continued in Victorian scientific proposals of a Luminiferous ether as well as the cognate chemical substance ether.

According to Theosophists and Alice Bailey the etheric body inhabits an etheric plane which corresponds to the four higher subplanes of the physical plane. The intended reference is therefore to some rarefied matter, analogous in usage to the word "spirit". In selecting it as the term for a defined concept in an Indian-derived metaphysical system, the Theosophists aligned it with ideas such as the prana-maya-kosha of Vedantic thought. In popular use it is confounded with the related concept of the astral body as for example in the term astral projection - the early Theosophists had called it the "astral double". Others prefer to speak of the "lower and higher astral". Linga sarira is a Sanskrit term for the invisible double of the human body, the etheric body or etheric double, it is one of the seven principles of the human being, according to Theosophical philosophy. Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy referred to the etheric body in association with the etheric formative forces and the evolution of man and the cosmos.

According to him, it can be perceived by a person gifted with clairvoyance as being of "peach-blossom color". Steiner considered the etheric reality or life principle as quite distinct from the physical material reality, being intermediate between the physical world and the astral or soul world; the etheric body can be characterised as the life force present in the plant kingdom. It maintains the physical body's form until death. At that time, it separates from the physical body and the physical reverts to natural disintegration. According to Max Heindel's Rosicrucian writings, the etheric body, composed of four ethers, is called the "Vital Body" since the ether is the way of ingress for vital force from the Sun and the field of agencies in nature which promote such vital activities as assimilation and propagation, it is an exact counterpart of our physical body, molecule for molecule, organ for organ, but it is of the opposite polarity. It is larger, extending about one and one-half inches beyond the periphery of the physical body.

Samael Aun Weor teaches that the vital body is the tetra-dimensional part of the physical body and the foundation of organic life. He states that in the second Initiation of Fire, reached through working with sexual magic with a spouse, the Kundalini rises in the vital body; the initiate learns how to separate the two superior ethers from the others in order for them to serve as a vehicle to travel out of the physical body. On the Tree of Life of the Kabbalah, the vital body is related to the sephirah Yesod. In the teachings of Theosophy, Devas are regarded as living either in the atmospheres of the planets of the solar system or inside the Sun and they help to guide the operation of the processes of nature such as the process of evolution and the growth of plants, it is believed by Theosophists. Some devas incarnated as human beings, it is believed by Theosophists that nature spirits and fairies can be observed when the third eye is activated. It is maintained by Theosophists that these less evolutionarily developed beings have never been incarnated as human beings.

It is asserted by Theosophists that all of the above-mentioned beings possess etheric bodies that are composed of etheric matter, a type of matter finer and more pure, composed of smaller particles than ordinary physical plane matter. Astral body Esoteric cosmology Esoteric healing Etheric projection Mental body Odic fluid, Prana, Qi Subtle body, Parvathi Kumar; the Etheric Body. Visakhapatnam: Dhanishta.. Powell, Arthur E; the Etheric Double Wilde, Stuart. The Sixth Sense: Including the secrets of the etheric subtle body. Hay House Inc