WDM calls for alternative Band Aid lyrics

first_imgWDM calls for alternative Band Aid lyrics Does it matter that the words are wrong and misleading if the single can still achieve so much good work by selling in its millions? WDM argue that it does: “the lyrics are important and will be heard in every home and shop in Britain over the next couple of months” argues the organisation.WDM say that they don’t want to discourage people from buying the new version of the song, but they are encouraging people to come up with alternative and more realistic lyrics. They are hoping for “lyrics that inspire people to take powerful action and lyrics that explain the real reasons why Africa remains poor.”You can submit your improved lyrics at WDM’s Web site, or read some of those already offered. The new version of Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ might be doing fine work by generating income for the Band Aid Trust, but the World Development Movement (WDM) has condemned its lyrics for “promoting a negative and inaccurate picture of Africa and its problems.”WDM certainly have a point. The lyrics of the Band Aid single were naff in 1984, and there has been no attempt to correct or update them with the new version. “There’s a world outside your window, And it’s a world of dread and fear, Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears” together with “Where nothing ever grows”, “No rain nor river flows” and “(Here’s to them) underneath that burning sun” certainly give a misleading view of Africa and the reasons for poverty and food shortages. Advertisement  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 December 2004 | Newscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Busy weekend for RNLI in Donegal after two emergency call outs

first_img WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – July 27, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal’s RNLI emergency services had a busy weekend responding to two call outs.Two teenage girls were rescued just north of Portsalon Pier after getting into difficulty while out kayaking yesterday evening.One of the casualties was picked up by a small fishing boat in the area, the other made her way onto rocks and were assisted by two paddle boarders.None of the casualties required medical attention.PRO of Lough Swilly Lifeboat is Joe Joyce:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/joergtdfgdfjoyce10.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI was called out yesterday afternoon to reports of bodyboarders in trouble at Rossnowlagh Beach.The lifeboat arrived on scene and was informed by a lifeguard on duty that the two bodyboarders had made it safely ashore. Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Previous articleDonegal fishing vessel ordered to leave waters off Tory IslandNext articleConcern over ‘unregulated’ oyster trestles at Lough Foyle News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Busy weekend for RNLI in Donegal after two emergency call outs Twitterlast_img read more

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$3.3 million in stimulus funds targeted for Vermont forest projects

first_imgSenators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) announced today nearly $3.3 million in federal economic recovery funding for Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest.  This federal support will help create good-paying jobs while preserving Vermont’s natural resources.The Green Mountain National Forest will receive $1.4 million to address a backlog of trail maintenance projects, $657,000 for work on existing recreation facilities, and $1.2 million to restore two dams that retain Lefferts Pond in the town of Chittenden.  The Green Mountain National Forest is partnering with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Green Mountain Club and Vermont Association of Snow Travelers in these projects.Approximately 40 young adults and professionals will be put to work across the state over the next two years to address the approximately 627 miles of hiking, skiing, biking, equestrian, and snowmobile trails in need of maintenance.  The forest service expects to work toward replacing restroom facilities, repairing damage from the August 2008 flooding, and rehabilitating the historic Stratton Mountain caretaker’s cabin and fire tower.  Source: Senator Sanders’ office. WASHINGTON, July 24, 2009 –last_img read more

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December 5, 2018 Police Blotter

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