The Daily Moth 9-23-19


Hello, welcome
to the Daily Moth. I’m Callie Frye taking Alex’s
place today for top news. Alex is still recovering from
his illness and hopes to be back tomorrow or Wednesday.
Ready for news? There is a big controversy
between President Trump and former Vice-President
Joe Biden about Ukraine. It started several days ago
when reports emerged that an anonymous
member of the U.S. intelligence community filed
a whistleblower complaint that said President Trump
was asking the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
to start an investigation into Joe Biden
and his son, Hunter. President Trump said
on Sunday morning that he did talk with the Ukrainian
president in July about Joe Biden and his son being
involved with corruption. Joe Biden said on Saturday
that Trump was abusing his power to smear him. Democratic members of
Congress are demanding to have access to the
whistleblower complaint, The Trump administration is
refusing to hand it over. Some accuse Trump of using
military aid as a bargaining chip with Ukraine. Trump said
this was not true, that there was no
quid-pro-quo offer. It is a fact
that Biden’s son, Hunter, worked for a natural gas
firm in Ukraine. He was on their board
and earned tens of thousands of dollars. Some suspect that
Joe Biden used his top position in the Obama
administration to stop an Ukrainian investigation
on Hunter in 2014. Biden has achieved top polling
in the Democratic race for the presidential
nomination for several months, but this controversy
could negatively affect those numbers. Now in separate
but related news, Elizabeth Warren placed
number one in a key Iowa poll released on Sunday. She led with 22% to
Biden’s 20% and Bernie Sanders’ 11%. In Pittsburgh on
early Sunday morning, three people from a group
that partied together at a venue and at an apartment
died from drug overdoses. Four of them are
now in the hospital. Authorities say all
seven were men between 30 to 50 years old. They were wearing orange
wristbands from a venue they went out to
the night before. They later went to
an apartment where they overdosed
on drugs. It is not known what
substance they took. One man died in an apartment
complex elevator. There was another man
who was half conscious outside. Police found the five other
men in an apartment room. The Pittsburgh police
spokesman said they are concerned about
a lethal batch of drugs in the community. Kenesha Antoine,
from Louisiana, posted on Facebook
that her boyfriend died after proposing to her
at an underwater hotel. She and her partner,
Steven Weber, were staying at the Manta Resort
in Tanzania. It is a “floating” hotel room
that has an underwater bedroom with glass windows. Antoine posted pictures and
video of Weber swimming down against a window, holding his
breath while wearing a snorkel. He showed a zip-loc bag with
a paper with a handwritten note on it that said, “Will you please be
my WIFE? Marry me???” She said she said yes
and was excited, but that Weber never made it up. The Manta Resort confirmed
to BBC that Weber drowned. Antoine said she would find
Weber and marry him in the next lifetime,
and the next, and the next. Today, September 23,
is the International Day of Sign Languages. There are many posts on
social media to celebrate this. Several world leaders
have posted videos of themselves signing. The Prime Minister of
Australia, Scott Morrison, posted a video of him signing
in Auslan and recognizing International Day
of Sign Languages. Venezuelan opposition leader
Juan Guaido posted a video in Venezuelan Sign Language
in which he said he was the country’s president
and called for free elections. The First Minister of Scotland,
Nicola Sturgeon, posted a video in British Sign Language
to say she supports sign language rights for all. The Israel Defense Forces
posted a video of people who volunteered to serve in
the military signing Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva,
in Israeli Sign Language. UNICEF Kenya posted
a video of a woman signing in Kenyan Sign Language to call
for more access to KSL. The Maldives Police posted
a video of a female police officer signing
a message to explain that they have developed
34 police interpreters and hope to train more to
provide access to services. Emma and Lachy from
“The Wiggles” did a video in Auslan for IDSL in partnership
with The Deaf Society. There are many videos out there
on the internet if you look up the hashtag #IDSL2019. The United Nations officially
recognized this day in 2017 by approving a resolution from
the World Federation of the Deaf and the UN Mission of
Antigua and Barbuda. Why September 23? It is the date that the WFD
was founded in 1951. This week is also
the “International Week of the Deaf.” The WFD President
Joseph Murray said that the theme of the International
Week of the Deaf is “Sign Language Rights for All.” So, here is a happy
International Day of Sign Languages from
“The Daily Moth!” Two weeks ago we shared
an update related with Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. We mentioned the two
greatly affected areas- Abaco and
Grand Bahama Islands. We reached out to a person
named Johnathan Cooper who is the president of
Grand Bahama Deaf Association. He is currently working with
the deaf survivors in Freeport, an area in Grand Bahama. Cooper mentioned there is still
no running water or electricity. He sent us a video of some
of the deaf survivors sharing their experiences
with Hurricane Dorian. This video was taken at
night time and it is dark due to them having
no electricity. In the video you will see
that they are using flashlights. Here is the video. I’m not okay. It’s hard. In September there was a big
hurricane and I was terrified. I prayed hard for
God to protect me. The storm was four days long. The water almost
got into my home. I thanked God
when the storm was gone, but there is no food, no water,
no water for bathing. No light. I’m praying for God,
please. Thank you. I saw the water rising
outside and I was scared. I held my baby niece
in my arms. I later sat in a truck
as it headed for a church. We waited for a day there
for the flood to recede. I then went to my home
and saw debris everywhere. I tried to clean it up,
but it was soaked. Everything was wet.
I had to clean it up. No water, no light,
there is nothing. No light, no water.
There were winds. We have just a little food
and we can’t cook too much. We have to ration the food. I went to my sister’s
house, right. The water there
went up to my chest. All the chairs, the table,
the bed, the drawers — everything was wiped out. Pray for my family. Protect them and
bless everybody. Thank you for
the wonderful gifts. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for
giving us something. Thank you for helping
with food and everything. Thank you Cooper
for sending us this video. If you want to make
a donation or help them with what they need,
you can contact Cooper on Facebook as Johnathan
Cooper, his email, or his WhatsApp number. All of his information is
in the transcript below. We also want to thank
the survivors for being willing to share their story. Our thoughts are with you. That is all for today. See you later and
stay with the light! Captioned by www.aslcaptions.com

10 thoughts on “The Daily Moth 9-23-19

  1. [Transcript 1/2] Hello, welcome to The Daily Moth! I’m Callie Frye taking Alex’s place today for top news. Alex is still recovering from his illness and hopes to be back tomorrow or Wednesday. Ready for news?

    ———

    President Trump’s call to Ukraine about Joe Biden

    There is a big controversy between President Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden about Ukraine.

    It started several days ago when reports emerged that an anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community filed a whistleblower complaint that said President Trump was asking the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to start an investigation into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

    President Trump said on Sunday morning that he did talk with the Ukrainian president in July about Joe Biden and his son being involved with corruption.

    Joe Biden said on Saturday that Trump was abusing his power to smear him.

    Democratic members of Congress are demanding to have access to the whistleblower complaint, The Trump administration is refusing to hand it over.

    Some accuse Trump of using military aid as a bargaining chip with Ukraine. Trump said this was not true, that there was no quid-pro-quo offer.

    It is a fact that Biden’s son, Hunter, worked for a natural gas firm in Ukraine. He was on their board and earned tens of thousands of dollars. Some suspect that Joe Biden used his top position in the Obama administration to stop an Ukrainian investigation on Hunter in 2014.

    Biden has achieved top polling in the Democratic race for the presidential nomination for several months, but this controversy could negatively affect those numbers.

    Now in separate but related news, Elizabeth Warren placed number one in a key Iowa poll released on Sunday. She led with 22% to Biden’s 20% and Bernie Sanders’ 11%.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/20/20875221/whistleblower-ukraine-trump-biden-military-aid

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-conversation-with-ukrainian-president-was-absolutely-perfect-touched-on-corruption-other-issues

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    Three die, four hospitalized from drug overdoses

    In Pittsburgh on early Sunday morning, three people from a group that partied together at a venue and at an apartment died from drug overdoses. Four of them are now in the hospital.

    Authorities say all seven were men between 30 to 50 years old. They were wearing orange wristbands from a venue they went out to the night before. They later went to an apartment where they overdosed on drugs. It is not known what substance they took.

    One man died in an apartment complex elevator. There was another man who was half conscious outside. Police found the five other men in an apartment room.

    The Pittsburgh police spokesman said they are concerned about a lethal batch of drugs in the community.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/22/us/pittsburgh-fatal-medical-emergency/index.html

    https://www.npr.org/2019/09/22/763194831/3-are-dead-and-4-hospitalized-from-drug-overdoses-pittsburgh-police-say

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    Man drowns after underwater proposal

    Kenesha Antoine, from Louisiana, posted on Facebook that her boyfriend died after proposing to her at an underwater hotel.

    She and her partner, Steven Weber, were staying at the Manta Resort in Tanzania. It is a “floating” hotel room that has an underwater bedroom with glass windows.

    Antoine posted pictures and video of Weber swimming down against a window, holding his breath while wearing a snorkel. He showed a zip-loc bag with a paper with a handwritten note on it that said, “Will you please be my WIFE? Marry me???”

    She said she said yes and was excited, but that Weber never made it up.

    The Manta Resort confirmed to BBC that Weber drowned.

    Antoine said she would find Weber and marry him in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next.

    https://www.facebook.com/KeneshaAntoine/posts/10101915267492163

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49783851

    [Transcript continues below]

  2. I hope Alex is okay now. Thank you keep this new updated and sad story about Deaf Survivors. I will pray for them, Deaf will always here for them.

  3. I’m hoping Alex will feeling better soon, he work very hard on The Daily Moth and he travel a lot to bring us updates news. He is amazing guy. He deserves to get more rest. Alex get well !! Praying for you.

  4. I am sick last Saturday. I still am sick I am heavy sinus. Well I will keep Alex in my prayers. I prayers for Deaf survivors get well.

  5. I feel like our guest today did a good job transforming the script into ASL. It didnt perfectly following the script and included several conversational ques that don't translate directly into English

  6. Why doesn't our America recognize ASL as an official sign language as the part of UN International Sign Language Day-September 23, 2019? Christa D'Auria

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