On Friday, August 9, 2013, Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park made a special appearance at Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo Roppongi to unveil Hard Rock International’s Linkin Park Signature Series: Edition 31 T-shirts, benefiting Music for Relief and its Power the World initiative.Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park unveil Hard Rock’s new Linkin Park Signature Series: Edition 31 T-Shirt during a press conference held at Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo on Friday, August 9, 2013, in Roppongi.Credit/Copyright: Tsutomu Fujita / Invision for Hard Rock International / AP ImagesThe exclusive merchandise line, a partnership between the Grammy-Award winning band and world-renowned entertainment and lifestyle brand, includes men’s and women’s T-shirts featuring artwork by band member Mike Shinoda. These special-edition products will be available for a limited time online and at select Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel and Casino locations worldwide beginning in August 2013.Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park discuss their partnership with Hard Rock International for the Signature Series: Edition 31 T-ShirtCredit/Copyright: Tsutomu Fujita / Invision for Hard Rock International / AP ImagesA portion of the retail price from sales of Hard Rock’s Linkin Park Signature Series: Edition 31 T-shirt will benefit Music for Relief, a non-profit organization founded by Linkin Park, and its Power the World campaign. Worldwide more than one billion people have no access to electricity; compromising health, education, safety and livelihoods. Linkin Park and Music for Relief launched Power the World to raise awareness about what it means to live without energy access and to highlight innovative clean energy solutions. Visit www.powertheworld.org for additional details.Chester Bennington of Linkin Park signs Hard Rock’s new limited-edition Linkin Park Signature Series: Edition 31 T-ShirtCredit/Copyright: Tsutomu Fujita / Invision for Hard Rock International / AP ImagesFor additional partnership details please visit www.hardrock.com.
The Canadian PressTORONTO – A group of teenagers from the remote Grassy Narrows First Nation were ejected from the Ontario legislature today for wearing T-shirts reading: “water is sacred.”The teens travelled 1,700 kilometres from the northern reserve near the Manitoba border to demand the province take action to clean up the mercury that has poisoned local rivers, lakes and fish _ and made people sick _ for decades.A report released earlier this week said it was possible for the mercury to be safely cleaned up, but the government is reluctant to take action without more study on what exactly should be done.Premier Kathleen Wynne told the legislature the government wants to make sure any remediation efforts won’t stir up more mercury in sediment and make the situation even worse.The teens from Grassy Narrows then put on identical T-shirts with their message that water is sacred, but that’s considered a protest in the legislature so the Speaker had them removed from the house.Sixteen-year-old Draven Kirkness doesn’t think the government could make the situation any worse and said he and the other teens just want clean water.The Grassy Narrows teens, some elders and their supporters are holding a rally outside the legislature this afternoon to demand help getting rid of the mercury that’s poisoning their community.