Woodstock To RNC: If You’re Going To Steal Our Logo, Adopt Our Values Too

first_imgWith the Republican National Convention taking place in Cleveland, designers of the 2016 logo incorporated both the party’s elephant logo and the city’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In doing so, however, they may have adapted the famed bird-on-a-guitar artwork that typified the famed 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.When the promoters of Woodstock noticed the similarities, they had a message for the RNC:As your convention logo is strikingly reminiscent of our world-famous logo from the 1969 Woodstock Festival; why don’t you consider incorporating some of our Woodstock values into the RNC platform?Michael Lang, the co-founder of Woodstock Ventures, said, “Since Woodstock stands for world community, Woodstock does not endorse building walls between nations. Woodstock stands for equal rights; so we do not endorse prejudice or discrimination. Woodstock stands for equal opportunity for all of us; so we do not support tilting the playing field to favor a privileged few. If these principles, which Woodstock does not endorse, turn out to be the principles that make up the GOP platform, then our logo designs would be the only thing we have in common.”Obviously the values of the GOP and Woodstock are going to be drastically different. It is interesting that the two logos bear such a resemblance:Lang added, “For those of you who are part of a global Woodstock “nation”, for those of you who attended the first Woodstock Festival, or any of our subsequent festivals, this convention is an opportunity to remind your party of what the authentic Woodstock logo stands for. If you’re going to evoke our logo, please also evoke our values and support the changes in society that Woodstock has energized over the years. We have more in common than what sometimes seems to be driving us apart. Do your best to make sure the RNC is moving toward a better world for all.”What do you think? Are the logos similar enough to make a difference?last_img read more

Southampton keen to sign Real Valladolid defender

However, Southampton are prioritising new signings at both full-back positions in January, with plenty of options in the middle and a resurgence in form.Sky Sports News has already reported that Genk’s Joakim Maehle is one name on their right-back list, but a loan move for Tottenham’s Kyle Walker-Peters to St Mary’s has been described as “unlikely”.English Premier League side Southampton are keen on a deal to land Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu in an £8.5 million bid.Everton, Newcastle and Norwich City are three other English clubs who have been linked to Salisu. pic.twitter.com/OspKHiyQZV— SportsObama.com (@SportsObama) January 3, 2020Read Also: Juventus sign Sweden midfielder from AtalantaAt centre-back, Southampton also have an interest in Red Bull Salzburg defender Marin Pongracic.Other clubs in Germany, Italy and Spain are also keen on Salisu, who has two-and-a-half years left to run on his contract and has impressed across 18 appearances this season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Saints are among a number of clubs to have scouted the 20-year-old Ghanaian this season, and his £10.2m (€12m) buyout clause makes him an attractive prospect. Southampton are interested in signing the Real Valladolid centre-back Mohammed Salisu.Advertisement read more

Search continues for missing Antique cop

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The search and rescue (SAR) operation for a missing police officer who went missing between the waters of Sibolo and Sibato islands, two of the small islands comprising Caluya, Antique, continues. Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office chief Broderick Train said in an interview Monday that the SAR team found the cap of 33-year-old Police Corporal Mark Anthony Alejandro floating near Barangay Semirara, Caluya on May 10 – about two to three kilometers away from the area where their M/B Habana vessel capsized. Rescuers continue their search for Police Corporal Mark Anthony Alejandro who went missing when a vessel carrying him and other security personnel capsized in the waters of Caluya, Antique on May 8. His police cap was found floating near Barangay Semirara, Caluya on May 10. DEN DRAPIZA According to Police Corporal Jirus Paloma of the Caluya police station, the rough seas were too much for the vessel.For his part, Caluya mayor Regil Kent Lim earlier said that Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda sent a chopper and a speedboat to assist in the SAR operation. “It was truly an unpredictable accident that we are all worried of the situation of Police Corporal Alejandro, considering that he is a potential policeman and an asset to the organization and to the local government unit,” the mayor added.(With a report from PNA/PN) “The SAR operation is being conducted on a wider scale today to include the area where the cap of the police, was found,” said Train. Alejandro was reported missing while five others – three police officers and two Philippine Coast Guard members – were rescued after their motorboat capsized around 8:30 a.m. last Friday, police said.last_img read more