Women across America who are seeking abortions are accidentally booking appointments at crisis pregnancy centers — pro-life, government-funded religious centers that don't provide abortions, but instead try to talk women out of terminating their pregnancies. VICE News investigated the misleading practices used by crisis pregnancy centers to draw in women with unplanned pregnancies, and the misinformation that is spread to discourage them from pursuing abortions.
When other treatments failed, Emily Whitehead was the first patient to receive life-saving treatment in a breakthrough pediatric clinical trial. The results will amaze you. Her doctor is part of the SU2C Pediatric Dream Team.
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Along Nicaragua’s Miskito Coast, commercial lobster diving is the largest industry, employing over 5,000 Nicaraguans, mostly indigenous Miskito Indians. It’s an industry that affects the livelihoods of 50,000 men, women and children, and contributes millions of dollars to the regional economy. Since the early 1990s, over 90% of the lobster caught in Nicaragua has been exported to the United States and sold via international distributors to supermarkets and restaurant chains. Unlike small-scale fishing methods, the commercial diving industry uses SCUBA technology and large, re-purposed shrimping vessels to catch lobster in deep waters far off-shore.
MY VILLAGE, MY LOBSTER features exclusive testimony from a cast of compelling central characters: lobster divers who have been injured from the bends while diving; boat owners and captains who are responsible for their divers’ safety; a hyperbaric medicine specialist who treats injured divers; and diving boat crew members who have witnessed divers die from the bends firsthand.
Esta Semana, Canal 12, Nicaragua - Two broadcasts of 20-minute segment on Esta Semana, a national news magazine show
Primera Hora, Canal 2, Nicaragua - National morning show broadcast of interview with Producer Brad Allgood and film trailer
KCET’s Earth Focus Program on LinkTV with interviews with Director Joshua Wolff and Producer Brad Allgood
Film Festival Official Selections:
International Wildlife Film Festival - Missoula, Montana (Included additional roundtable discussion event with Divers Alert Network)
DC Environmental Film Festival - Washington, DC (included Q&A with Director Joshua Wolff and Divers Alert Network)
BLUE Ocean Film Festival - Monterrey, California
Seaflower Film Festival - Old Providence, Colombia (included Q&A with Producer Brad Allgood)
Third Goal Film Festival - Columbia, Missouri (included Skype Q&A with Brad Allgood and Joshua Wolff)
Tutti Nello Stessi Piatto Food and Cultural Fest - Stento, Italy
Queens World Film Festival - Queens, NY
Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival - Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, DR (included discussion with Brad Allgood and Joshua Wolff)
Justice Film Festival - Philadelphia, PA (include Q&A with Brad Allgood)
Colorado Environmental Film Festival - Golden, CO
Seoul Green Film Festival - Seoul, Korea
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival - Austin, TX
Arizona International Film Festival - Tucson, AZ
Southern Colorado Film Festival - Alamosa, CO
Department of Labor, in conjunction with USAID, NOAA (Department of Commerce), and State Department - Washington, DC
Tranquilo Cafe - Little Corn Island, Nicaragua - 3 screenings to groups of lobster fishermen
Casa de los Tres Mundos - Granada, Nicaragua
Encuentros - Granada, Nicaragua (2 screenings to groups of US students studying on Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast)
Centro Cultural de España en Nicaragua - Managua, Nicaragua
Casa Canadiense - Toronto, Canada (2 screenings)
Dive Equipment and Marketing Association Trade Show - Las Vegas, NV (2 screenings) - sponsored by Divers Alert Network
University of New Mexico Department of Economics and Latin American Studies - Albuquerque, NM
University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus - Manoa, Hawaii
Marine Protected Areas Regional Conference - San Andres, Colombia (with representatives from NOAA, OSPESCA and CORALINA)
Cinema Village - New York, New York
Nomad Theater - Boulder, CO
Sam Jones is the seventh generation pitmaster of his family’s BBQ restaurant, the Skylight Inn. Since 1947, the restaurant has become an icon in the BBQ world for selling one thing and one thing only: chopped Eastern-style North Carolina whole hog pork—served only on a bun or in a tray with corn bread.
As Sam Jones says, when the customers arrive at Skylight Inn, “they’ve already made the decision of what they’re gonna be eating for lunch, it’s just a matter of how much of it they’re gonna have.”
The Interpreters who worked alongside American and NATO forces in Afghanistan are among our bravest and most loyal allies. They played an essential role in sourcing intelligence and educating Western troops about the local culture. Now they're in danger of being abandoned.
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24 Hours of Lemons is the Burning Man of amateur car races. People wear wacky costumes. They drive junky cars with elaborate designs. And they drink. A lot.
Companion photos to the film "My Village, My Lobster", 2012.
Casting away most comforts afforded a modern traveler, Gadling Labs typically ventures out as cost-effective as possible; be it on a boat, the back of a pickup truck or the occasional Mongolian yak. But when Singapore Airlines announced they were bringing the A380 to the United States, we couldn’t resist.
During Air Force Week earlier this year, the team at Gadling Labs was invited out to witness a demonstration of the KC-10 Extender refueling four F-15 aircraft over the open sky just off the coast of Cape Cod.
We took a morning Air Train to meet the departing crew out of New York’s JFK Airport. Manned by a crew of nearly a dozen, the Extender’s mission is to refuel aircraft in flight, but their hospitality and attitudes on this day were just as awe inspiring. It was a great trip, and we’re thankful to the folks in the Air Force who invited us along on their journey.
Safety is top priority for airlines around the world, and each crew member goes through weeks of recurrent training to prepare for emergencies. They do it in an a flight training center, where situations such as fires, bail outs and all sorts of other crises can be simulated and practiced.
At Finnair, this place is called the Flight Academy, a sprawling complex on the outskirts of Helsinki airport. Gadling Labs stopped by to get a taste of the action, and left amazed and humbled by the great work underway.