Santa Fe Activist Shares Hiroshima Day Recollections

first_imgPhotograph of Hiroshima shortly after the dropping of the atomic bomb. Photo by Shiegeo Hayashi Stephen Fox By BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily [email protected] Aug. 6, 1945, the United States becomes the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it dropped an atomic bomb  on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout.On Aug. 6, 1945, the American bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. A blast equivalent to the power of 15,000 tons of TNT reduced four square miles of the city to ruins.. Three days later, another bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing nearly 40,000 more people. A few days later, Japan surrendered.For Santa Fe gallery owner and progressive activist Stephen Fox, Hiroshima Day has special personal meaning. In 1976, Fox served as New Mexico representative to the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament. He met survivors of the Hiroshima bombing and also met Shiegeo Hayashi, the Japanese photographer who was one of the two assigned by the Special Committee for the Investigation of A-bomb Damage to document the aftermath of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Fox accompanied the delegation to Washington, D.C., where they met political figures, including Sen. Edward Kennedy. Although permission to visit the test site near Alamogordo was denied, Fox welcomed the Japanese delegation to New Mexico for a visit.“We decided to do an exhibition of Hayashi’s photographs in Old Town Albuquerque,” Fox remembered. “We used at least 300 large size photos. The 350th anniversary celebration for Neri Church was going on at the same time. The Hispanic community was amazed by the photos.”Fox has another striking memory concerning the bombing. When historian Zhores A. Medvedev lectured in New Mexico in 1978, Fox attended all three of his lectures on the Russian nuclear project and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Joining him at the Los Alamos National Laboratory lecture was none other than Edward Teller.“Dr. Teller asked Medvedev how he could talk about these things so openly. Medvedev replied, ‘Dr. Teller, scientist can’t be held responsible for what is done with their research. The same is true of historians.’ Teller stormed out.”Fox continues to be involved in peace activism and in promoting the role of the United Nations in solving the world’s problems peacefully.Source: Historical information/history.comlast_img read more

Ravens reportedly interview Kyle Shanahan for offensive coordinator job

first_imgA day after learning offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell was departing to become the head coach of the Detroit Lions, the Ravens weren’t wasting time in trying to find his replacement.According to the NFL Network, the Ravens interviewed former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the position on Wednesday. The 34-year-old also interviewed for Miami’s offensive coordinator position before the Dolphins instead hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor.Fired at the end of the 2013 season after the Redskins finished with a 3-13 record and his father Mike Shanahan was dismissed as head coach, Shanahan has spent six years as an NFL offensive coordinator with Houston and Washington and was regarded as an up-and-coming assistant with head-coaching aspirations before the disastrous 2013 campaign. Washington finished ninth in total yards and 23rd in points scored in 2013 as second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled while coming back from a torn ACL suffered last January.The Ravens are expected to interview several candidates for the opening, including wide receivers coach Jim Hostler as well as other candidates from outside the organization.last_img read more

2nd Test: India level series with a massive 278-run win

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin ripped through Sri Lanka’s lineup to complete a five-wicker haul and propel India to a crushing 278-run win in the second Test Monday to level the three match series at 1-1.Resuming on 72 for 2 and chasing 413 to win, Sri Lanka lost seven wickets in the opening session for just 58 runs to reach 130 for 9 when rain stopped play 12 minutes before the scheduled lunch break.As it happenedThe Sri Lankans added just 4 runs after the break before legspinner Amit Mishra (3 for 20) trapped Dushmantha Chameera lbw for 4 to win the match and complete a disappointing end to veteran batsman Kumar Sangakkara’s illustrious 15-year international career.Fast bowler Umesh Yadav dismissed Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews (23) with the first ball of the day, caught by stand-in wicketkeeper Lokesh Rahul.The Sri Lanka top-order fell cheaply as Dinesh Chandimal was bowled by Mishra for 15, Lahiru Thirimanne was caught off an Ashwin (5 for 42) ball for 11 and Jehan Mubarak was caught by Kohli off Ishant Sharma for a duck.Dimuth Karunaratne, who was bowled by Mishra on Saturday, top-scored for Sri Lanka with 46.India will now enter the final Test Friday with renewed confidence after losing the opener by 63 runs in Galle last week. Ashwin ended Kumar Sangakkara’s final international innings for 18 on Sunday, caught at slip by Murali Vijay.Kaushal Silva was first to be dismissed, caught by Stuart Binny off Ashwin with Sri Lanka on just 8 for 1.India declared their second innings at 325 for 8 shortly after tea on Sunday and, with an 87-run first innings lead, set Sri Lanka a winning target of 413. India made 393 in its first innings and Sri Lanka relied with 306.advertisementAjinkya Rahane top scored for India with 126, his fourth Test hundred, supported by Vijay who made 82. Seam bowler Dhammika Prasad and offspinner Tharindu Kaushal took four wickets each for Sri Lanka.last_img read more