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Even just before the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake Haiti’s setting teetered on the brink of disaster. Brent and Craig Renaud traveled to report country’s deforestation problems just weeks just before the deadly earthquake.

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Listen As I Lay Me Down – Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie Ballantine Hawkins (born November 1, 1967, in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and painter. Her biggest hits are &quotDamn I Wish I Was Your Lover,&quot &quotRight Beside You,&quot and &quotAs I Lay Me Down.&quot Her debut album, Tongues and Tails, was launched in 1992. It achieved the two around the world business good results and crucial acclaim, earning her a Grammy nomination for Ideal New Artist in 1993. The single &quotDamn I Want I Was Your Lover&quot went to #five on the Billboard Scorching a hundred singles’ chart in the USA. Whaler, her 2nd album, was launched in 1994. It also contained a Prime 10 hit, the song &quotAs I Lay Me Down.&quot A 1998 documentary by Gigi Gaston, entitled The Cream Will Rise, follows her in the course of one of her excursions and captures her struggle to deal with past difficulty with her family, including her mother and brother. Music and riffs by Hawkins are incorporated throughout the film. Timbre was re-released in 2001 on her own label, Trumpet Swan Productions. It was bundled with a bonus disc containing new songs, demos, remixes, and video clips. Her first independently recorded and launched album, Wilderness, was launched in 2004. In August 2007, Hawkins headlined the initial Los Angeles Women’s Music Festival in assistance of the festival’s dual agenda of supporting animal rescue groups and promoting and supporting female musicians. Hawkins is a vegan and a extended-time supporter of animal rights. In February 2008, Hawkins re-recorded her hit &quotDamn I Want I Was Your Lover&quot as Damn We Want You Have been President in help of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Hawkins wrote, &quotHillary Clinton’s achievements come from her heart. She has initiated so much optimistic modify for families, kids, victims of crime and the setting in her struggle for the forward movement of America and the functioning people of this nation&quot

La Costa Brava, el agreste litoral de la provincia de Girona, cuenta con una villa medieval a pocos kilómetros de su perfil marítimo. Su centro histórico se levanta sobre una colina rodeada de llanuras, que en su origen fue zona pantanosa. Hay que remontarse al siglo IX para encontrar los primeros documentos escritos que hablan de esta población, época a la que pertenece su castillo. Continuos enfrentamientos bélicos hicieron que durante siglos sólo se conservase la Torre del Homenaje de esta construcción defensiva. Se trata de una torre románica de planta circular levantada entre los siglos XI y XIII. Sus 15 metros de altura se asientan sobre una plataforma de roca natural, en la que también se encuentran numerosas tumbas visigóticas. Durante el siglo XV fue empleada como campanario, por lo que se la conoce como la Torre de las Horas. En la actualidad, el solar del castillo lo ocupa la casa de la familia Pi i Figueras, promotor de la restauración del Recinto Gótico de Pals. De factura moderna, esta casa mantiene los mismos rasgos arquitectónicos que el resto de la urbe. Calles empedradas interrumpidas por arcos de medio punto, fachadas con ventanas ojivales y balcones de piedra son los signos distintivos de Pals. La muralla es otro de los lugares que transportan al viajero a la Edad Media. Cuatro torres de planta cuadrada se mantienen aún en pie, a pesar de que datan del siglo XII. Torres con nombre propio como Ramonet, Rom, Xinel·lo y Hospital. Otros puntos de interés son el mirador Josep Pla, la Plaza Mayor, las sepulturas de la calle Mayor y la iglesia de Sant Pere. El escritor palafrugellense da nombre a una de las atalayas naturales, desde donde se divisan los campos del Ampurdán y las islas Medes. Arcos góticos y sepulturas medievales son los otros hitos que encontramos en el camino. Parte de los sillares de piedra del castillo fueron empleados en el siglo X para edificar la iglesia de Sant Pere. En su estructura ultimate se distinguen la base románica, el ábside y nave gótica, y el pórtico y campanario barrocos. La mejor manera de recorrer Pals es perderse por su calles medievales, pero antes de esto merece la pena acercarse a una casa fortificada del siglo XV, sede del Museo de Arqueología Submarina. Entre otras curiosidades, podemos conocer la historia de los vinos y cavas de Cataluña, gracias la exposición permanente que exhibe. A las afueras de la villa se extiende otra parte del municipio de Pals, los Masos de Pals, antiguo conjunto de masías (casas de campo catalanas) que actualmente acogen a un nutrido núcleo urbano. Y en la costa, la playa de Pals. Más de cuatro kilómetros de aguas transparentes donde el viajero podrá disfrutar del benigno clima mediterráneo y de todas las oportunidades de ocio que la Costa Brava ofrece. Campos de golf, deportes náuticos y visitas al Parque Natural Illes Medes son sólo algunas de ellas. Pals también se convierte en una excelente oportunidad para acercarnos a la gastronomía del Baix Ampordà, que aúna productos del mar y la tierra. Las habas y los guisantes de la huerta aparecen junto a esqueixadas (ensalada de bacalao), escalivadas (asado de berenjena, cebolla y pimientos) o guisos de pollo o conejo con marisco. Por su parte, gambas, lubinas y doradas se preparan de multitud de maneras. Entre los postres, las frutas tienen una gran importancia (fresas, melocotones, melones, sandías, naranjas…), y se convierten en verano en helados y sorbetes.

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  1. S òm 46 (Haitian Creole Version)
    1¶ (46:1) Pou chèf sanba yo. Se yon chante pitit Kore yo pou yo chante tou dousman. (46:2) Se Bondye ki tout pwoteksyon nou, se li menm ki tout fòs 2(46:3) Se poutèt sa, nou te mèt wè tè a ap tranble, nou te mèt wè mòn yo ap chavire tonbe nan mitan lanmè, nou pa bezwen pè anyen.

  2. Factually unsupported, huh. Well. I said… Show me ONE SINGLE black dominant country that isnt fucked up beyond belief. Where they run their own government successfully, where they organise international trade and where their citicens enjoy every human right. Name ONE black country that isnt a fucking shithole subsidised heavily by the European Union. Go on… Just ONE.

  3. I’m sure the church could provide birth control! Oh wait… their the ones telling them to be fruitful and multiply. Haiti is a nightmare because no one will tell them to stop having kids. Its not only Haiti, its almost every country on the planet that is overpopulated, including the US. Its time to wake up and start implementing birth restrictions worldwide so our numbers can fall naturally. Many countries will be Haiti in 10 years.

  4. also um zu überleben haben die leute fast alle bäume in den bergen gefällt,dadurch gibt es ständig fluten und erdrutsche die die bewohnern noch die letzte lebensgrundlage nehmen!die strassen sind weggespühlt und die regierung lässt sie nich reparieren da sie korupt sind!

  5. no matter how you manage your money. it is tough to be in poverty. money itself is not enough. people in Haiti need basic items to survive everyday. nobody can avoid the tragic disaster in Haiti from the earthquake. it is terrible.

  6. And yet many hypocrites would still question Dominicans about why they do not want their country overrun by Haitians.

  7. @faraskan
    Haiti is a black country. You cant help black countries. They are fucked by default. Try to name 1 black country that isnt fucked beyond belief. You can "help" them all you like but the reality is that aid to black countries will always fail aslong as we have to help them from themselves. Blacks across the world simply dont have the organisational skills to establish governments or viable societies. Simple as that.

  8. all haitian we need each other to make haiti better than all the nation in the island we going to challenge them but how ,, heres how, all hatian around the world we go to a place in haiti to start the process and we dont need the politicians only the police for security pupurse and the media the program names is STOPTHESECRETKILLING thas what we ll call ourselves

  9. this video is proof that black people are too stupid to do anything right. look at DR. The most agriculturally rich part of the country is predominantly white. it’s not a coincidence

  10. as ReliableInsider says *The Vatican doesn’t believe in birth control or family planning. (Haiti is a Catholic country.) *. I would write to the Vatican and ask that this is thought about as the children of the world are dying because of age old beliefs that are not supporting this earth right now. It is thoughtless and some of these poor people may belief that they are a gift from god. I would put it in the water yet we can’t do that. I would do it in the south of the USA too!

  11. Another problem with Haiti is the overpopulation, they can’t stop bringing kids into this world, even when they don’t have the means to support them. Pure ignorance.

  12. this is a sample of overpopulation madness, the same crowding happens in Sao-Paulo, Jakarta, Bogota, Shanghai, new york, etc, the fact that those other cities do have electricity, does not mean that we’re not f*&ing this planet in those places as well. let’s stop this madness for earth’s sake!

  13. Yes noway sugercanes and Ron has anything to do with it!
    I never heard of Ron !
    Do you have to clean licor to a stove?…

  14. It all bothers me because the deforestation is getting dangerously close to my country, the Dominican Rep. That side of the island would of never been in such a high state of disrepair if Dominicans were there instead. 

  15. @DonBrazo Da hast du vollkommen Recht. die amis handeln einfach nur aus militärischen Gründen. Das bischen Hilfe was die anbieten ist lächerlich.. Haiti wird jetzt schön angepasst an die amerikanische Demokratie(*lach*) und dann können die Haiti schön als Militärstützpunkt für spätere militärische Aktionen nutzen -.-

  16. @MsExato agreed.
    the USA aint interested in helping Haiti. They never were. They used to enslave the Haitians in the past, they controlled the government therere and now they take the opportunity to return there with its military. haiti is a perfect base for future agressions against latin-amerika. US-Welfare for Haiti? Come on, wake up, dont be naive ! They`ve send SOLDIERS, not doctors, they send CARRIERS, not first-aid-ships. This is a Conquest, not a Rescue Mission, realize it !

  17. @Btomme
    "before the earthquake, many forests were cutted and because of this(?) some places become flood?"

    Yes, that is what the article was saying, in part. It would seem it was also pointing out a lack of infrastructure &, to a great extent, a lack of awareness on the part of the common people. 90% of their trees, these people have been on the brink of extinction for some time now. Sad.

    Peace.

  18. @faraskan
    Simple question, not being argumentative; how long do you think their government will hold their civilization from becoming completely suicidal? What of the Dominican Republic? How many refugees do you think they can handle on their portion of that island?

    These people need assistance with nearly every aspect of governance. America is the most diverse land on this planet, why would one want a less diverse land to act as interim government aid?

  19. Mein Englisch ist leider zu schlecht um alles zu verstehen. Kann mir hier jemand erklären, um was es in diesem Bericht genau geht?

    In Haiti wurden vor dem Erdbeben viele Wälder abgehackt, dadurch(?) kam es zu Fluten/Flutungen.?

    Sorry, my English isn’t best, I hope someone can explain me easily, what the article is about.

    Is it right, that before the earthquake, many forests were cutted and because of this(?) some places become flood?

  20. why would jews in NYtimes care about Haiti ?
    just let sheeples public to donate money and fraud money after…
    Haiti is doom to failure..,too many refugees..will die in the waters.ecological crisis there..

  21. die amis wollen da aber keinem helfen.
    da läuft ganz offensichtlich eine besetzung.10 000 soldaten waren nicht mal dabei als afgahnistan eingenommen wurde und haiti ist winzig dagegen.
    und die spinner die hier vor nem halben jahr ihre tibet fähnchen draussen hatten schwenken jetzt haiti flaggen.,heuchelei – jeden tag sterben menschen auf so elende weise , nur weil rtl das nicht zeigt isses auch egal.
    hilfe ist für die meisten ein modegag um sich besser zu fühlen. armselig.

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