United States roster falling to pieces ahead of remaining 2014 World Cup qualifiers
The movie shows the intricacies and planning involved for such a large-scale mission, but also includes exciting action-packed footage that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as they watch the rescue unfold. Although it took eight years to secure the law banning circus animals in Bolivia, the film shows that dedication and perseverance can result in a huge triumph for animals. When asked if there was ever any wavering and thought of giving up, Tim Phillips gave a resounding No! There was no way we were walking away from any of the animals once we were there on the ground. Of course endeavors of this magnitude require a great deal of money to finance costs for travel to the circuses, trucks to transport the lions, habitat and cage building costs, etc. Fortunately, Bob Barker funded the operation in Bolivia, but money is needed to rescue circus animals in other countries. It is only through the generosity of donors that this operation can be repeated in both Colombia and Peru, who have also passed laws banning circus animals. To donate for more rescue efforts, checks can be sent to ADI, 6100 Wilshire Blvd, #1150, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Donations can also be made online, where you can learn more about the film and the lion rescue, on the Lion Ark movie website . For those that cannot afford to donate, there are other ways to help. Volunteers are needed to educate people about the cause, hand out literature, volunteer at events, and pressure your congressman. As Jan Creamer says, It doesnt matter if you have already written once, already spoken to them once. Keep applying the pressure. Every letter, every phone call, every email makes a difference. To learn more about how to help stop circus suffering in the U.S., visit the Animal Defenders International website . For a more detailed account of the film, read my review .
Premiere of ‘Lion Ark’ in United States a huge success (Video)
Where the rest of their Seattle brethren traded in heavy guitars and heavy angst, the Presidents rejected torment for humor, writing short, simple, and absurd punk songs that relied more on goofy attitude than sludgy riffs and tormented screams. It was a formula that worked, as the group’s self-titled debut album became a double-platinum record much to the surprise of many critics, music industry insiders, and the band itself. Childhood friends Chris Ballew (lead vocals, two-string basitar) and Dave Dederer (three-string guitbass, backing vocals) played in a number of groups and projects before forming the Presidents of the United States of America around 1990. The duo recorded a demo tape, which began circulating around the Seattle musical community and, in the process, earned them a cult following. Drummer Jason Finn, a member of Love Battery, saw the duo in 1991 and, after a few years of persuading, joined the band in 1993. Within a year after Finn joined, the Presidents became one of the most popular bands in Seattle. In the spring of 1994, they released their eponymous debut album on Pop Llama Records. The record became an independent hit and the band attracted the attention of major record labels; the group eventually signed with Columbia Records, who re-released the Presidents’ debut in the spring of 1995. By this time, Finn had left Love Battery to become a full-time President. The Presidents of the United States of America became a hit in the summer of 1995, when MTV and modern rock radio began airing “Lump” frequently. “Lump,” followed by the radio hit “Kitty” in the fall and the radio/video hit “Peaches” in the spring of 1996, propelled the album to a surprise Top Ten double-platinum status.
U.S. center back Clarence Goodson was a scratch from Sundays match at Chivas USA after suffering a bone bruise on the knee in the Earthquakes previous contest. Goodson, recall, was the starter alongside Omar Gonzalez as the United States clinched its spot earlier this month with the win over Mexico. Goodson may have slipped lately on the depth chart (blame young up-and-comer Anthony Brooks for that), but his steady night against El Tri reminded everyone that a tested, reliable veteran is great to have around. Word came Monday that Fabian Johnson has an ankle injury and may not be available for Hoffenheims match Saturday at Mainz 05. If Johnson does not play there, expect some reluctance from Hoffenheim to release their left-sided defender-midfielder for international duty. Landon Donovan (pictured below) was back on the field for the Galaxy on Sunday in Seattle, so he is likely to be on Klinsmanns list when the team gathers next week in Kansas City. But whether the Galaxy man will be at full-fitness (and therefor full effectiveness) is another matter. There is one other element potentially destructive to Klinsmanns plan: how will MLS teams feel about losing players for meaningless contests with significant implications in their one, league contests on the line? Think about Graham Zusi, Matt Besler, Landon Donovan, Eddie Johnson and Clint Dempsey, all locks to make the final 23-man roster for Brazil. If there isnt some push back from Sporting Kansas City, the LA Galaxy and Seattle, Ill be surprised. (Goodson, too, for that matter, as San Joses playoff chances remain in the balance, and the Earthquakes are sure to want their best bunch whenever possible.) There will still be plenty to work with in the U.S. camp. Jozy Altidore will likely relish some time away from the pit of despair that Sunderland has become.