The band will release their 5th studio album titled American Candy on March 31, 2015.
The first single from the album, English Girls, was dropped February 11, 2015 with a debut at #17 on the iTunes Alternative Chart. The second single from the album, “Miles Away” debuted at #16 on the iTunes Alternative Chart on March 10, 2015. Verity Magazine infers, ““Miles Away” is a more relaxed and laid back track, but nonetheless, you’ll still want to get up and dance. The last song they released, “English Girls” was very upbeat and just spilling positive vibes, which is quite a stark contrast to their slower and darker previous album Forever Halloween. From the two tracks released so far, this album is sounding more like older albums from The Maine like Pioneer and Black and White”.
Despite supposed rift in the relationship between the US & Israel, the US stood firmly behind its ally in boycotting the UN Human Rights Council’s annual discussion about human rights in Occupied Palestine. Via A
The lightweight "Better Shelter" was developed under a partnership between the Ikea Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Each unit takes about four hours to assemble and is designed to last for three years — far longer than conventional refugee shelters, which last about six months.
In 1980, the United Nations imposed a cultural boycott on South Africa in condemnation of apartheid. Queen flouted the boycott and were blacklisted by the UN. Other artists that ignored the boycott include The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and Elton John.
This was an actual argument in the House of Commons today:
"The United States wrote to the [UN] secretary-general as required under Article 51 of the UN Charter and laid out their legal case for their planned intervention in Syria. Has the prime minister written to the United Nations laying out Canada’s justification for their planned intervention in Syria?" Mulcair asked.
Harper downplayed the risk to ignoring international law.
"If [Mulcair] is suggesting that there is any significant legal risk to lawyers from ISIL taking on the Government of Canada and winning, the Government of Canada’s view is the chances of that is negligible," the prime minister said.
That led to a rebuke from Mulcair, which in turn triggered a warning from House Speaker Andrew Scheer.
"Extraordinary, Mr. Speaker. Living in a Canada where that sort of idiocy passes for argument," Mulcair said.
"The prime minister thinks he’s above international law. He’s not and Canada is not."