EDL Birmingham protest photo woman 'surprised' by viral reaction. Image copyright PA A viral photo of a woman smiling at an English Defence League (EDL) protester in Birmingham was snapped after she stepped in to defend a "fellow Brummie", she has told the BBC.
Hengist and Horsa. Hengest and Horsa, from A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence by Richard Verstegan (1605) Hengist (or Hengest) and Horsa (or Hors) are figures of Anglo-Saxon history, which records the two as the Germanic brothers who led the Angle, Saxon, Frisian, and Jutish armies that conquered the first territories of Britain in the 5th century.
Tradition lists Hengist (through his son, whose name varies by source) as the founder of the Kingdom of Kent. Hengist and Horsa are attested in Bede's 8th-century Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum; in the 9th-century Historia Brittonum, attributed to Nennius; and in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a collection of annals compiled from the end of the 9th century. Geoffrey of Monmouth greatly expanded the story in his influential 12th-century pseudohistory Historia Regum Britanniae, which was adapted into several other languages. As a result, the pair appear in various other later works. Etymology The original Old English word for a horse was eoh. J. Scribble sanctuary: The artist who tackled mental health difficulties by sketching. Image copyright Ruby etc For Ruby Elliot her sketchbook was her only sanctuary from a life in "constant crisis mode".
"I recovered from anorexia, I became bulimic and struggled with self-harm and depression and I was diagnosed with bipolar after that," says Ruby, who is now 22. The illustrator and author, now known as Ruby etc, found herself in a cycle of hospitalisation from the age of 14, and she found each return to the classroom painfully stressful. "I was too unwell for school a lot of the time and hated formal art classes in particular," she says, and night-school was a non-starter too.
Ruby is now building a successful career in art and has landed a publishing deal. At 17 she left education and began to draw every day. 35 Odd Jobs Celebrated Painter Agnes Martin Held Before She Became an Artist. Beloved Canadian-born artist Agnes Martin (March 22, 1912–December 16, 2004) endures as an enchantress of solitude, whose sparse and serene paintings radiate a largehearted devotion to what is best and purest in the human spirit.
Out of seeming contradiction she has wrested beautiful complementarity — in her meticulously gridded lines, absolute control unlocks absolute freedom. Even to the most prepared viewer of her paintings, transcendence comes like a sunrise — known yet wholly new, irrepressibly astonishing. Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race. Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers.
That’s basically what Facebook is doing nowadays. The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls “Ethnic Affinities.” Ads that exclude people based on race, gender and other sensitive factors are prohibited by federal law in housing and employment. Here is a screenshot of a housing ad that we purchased from Facebook’s self-service advertising portal: The ad we purchased was targeted to Facebook members who were house hunting and excluded anyone with an “affinity” for African-American, Asian-American or Hispanic people. Depression prevalence by industry — Get Data. A graphic history of sex: ‘There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned’ Philip Larkin famously announced that sexual intercourse began in 1963 (“Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban / And the Beatles’ first LP”).
Being French, and a psychiatrist to boot, Philippe Brenot takes a rather longer view. In his latest book, The Story of Sex, a bestseller in France, he runs an anthropological eye over the sexual mores of human societies from prehistoric times to today. UK security agencies unlawfully collected data for 17 years, court rules. The UK’s security agencies have secretly and unlawfully collected massive volumes of confidential personal data, including financial information, on British citizens for more than a decade, top judges have ruled.
The investigatory powers tribunal, which is the only court that hears complaints against MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, has ruled that the security services operated secret regimes to collect vast amounts of personal communications data tracking individual phone and web use and large datasets of confidential personal information without adequate safeguards or supervision for more than 10 years. The IPT ruling includes the disclosure from an unpublished 2010 MI5 policy statement that the “bulk personal datasets” include material on the nation’s personal financial activities.
Why Russia calls a limited nuclear strike "de-escalation" Nikolai N.
Sokov In 1999, at a time when renewed war in Chechnya seemed imminent, Moscow watched with great concern as NATO waged a high-precision military campaign in Yugoslavia. The conventional capabilities that the United States and its allies demonstrated seemed far beyond Russia’s own capacities. RCMP say Highway of Tears killers may never be caught. A decade after the launch of the RCMP's high profile Highway of Tears investigation into missing and murdered women in northern B.C., police admit they may never find the killers or make more arrests. 'Perhaps they'll never be solved' "I've been honest with our [victims'] families and I say perhaps they'll never be solved," RCMP Staff Sgt.
Wayne Clary of the E-PANA unit, told CBC host Anna Maria Tremonti during a townhall on missing and murdered women packed with several hundred people in Prince George Thursday night. Cheran: The town that threw out police, politicians and gangsters. In Mexico, organised crime reaches everywhere, even into the smallest village - except for one small town in the state of Michoacan.
Led by local women, the people of Cheran rose up to defend their forest from armed loggers - and kicked out police and politicians at the same time. The women met in secret to make their plans. They were sickened by the killings and kidnaps that had become routine and angered by the masked men who roamed their town demanding extortion payments from small businesses. And for more than three years they had watched, indignant, as truck after truck trundled past their homes piled high with freshly cut logs. RePlek : Trump, the GOP, and the Fall. At this point there is no doubt that Donald Trump is the single worst major party presidential candidate in living memory, almost certainly the worst since the Civil War, and arguably the worst in the history of this nation. He is boastful and ignorant and petty, disdainful of the Constitution, a racist and a sexist, the enabler of the worst elements of society, either the willing tool of, or the useful idiot for, Vladimir Putin, an admirer of despots, an insecure braggart, a sexual assaulter, a man who refuses to honor contracts, and a bore.
He is, in sum, just about the biggest asshole in all of the United States of America. He’s lucky that Syrian dictator Bashar Hafez al-Assad is out there keeping him from taking the global title, not that he wouldn’t try for that, too, should he become president. It’s appalling that he is the standard bearer for one of the two major political parties in the United States. Putin withdraws from landmark nuclear agreement with U.S. Saying relations with the United States have deteriorated in a “radically changed environment,” President Vladimir Putin of Russia withdrew Monday from a landmark nuclear security agreement, in a troubling sign that the countries’ cooperation in a range of nuclear areas could be threatened. The treaty, on the disposal of plutonium, the material used in some nuclear weapons, was concluded in 2000 as one of the framework disarmament deals of the early post-Cold War period.
Explainer: A-bombs vs. H-bombs: What’s the difference? Opinion: Plutonium plus tedium risks pandemonium It required Russia and the United States to destroy military stockpiles of plutonium, a deal that represented another encouraging step away from nuclear doomsday and an insurance policy against the materials falling into the hands of terrorists or rogue states. 'No news is bad news': Canadian media is collapsing, says journalist and author. The media landscape is shifting dramatically and Vancouver is one of many cities that are feeling the crunch due to declines in advertising and sales and the rise of digital platforms. Earlier this year, newspaper giant Postmedia cut 90 jobs across the country, merging the Vancouver Sun and the Province newsrooms. And just this week, the 24-Hour newspaper in Vancouver closed its doors, laying off its entire staff. "News poverty, as it's now called in Canada, has reached critical levels," said Ian Gill, former Vancouver Sun and CBC Television reporter.
"And if you do not have people paying attention and making sense of complex issues, it's actually really bad for democracy. " Gill recently penned No News is Bad News: Canada's Media Collapse, and What Comes Next. The goal of anarchistnews.org is to provide a non-sectarian source for news about and of concern to anarchists. 'Glaring deficiencies' in EU debate, Electoral Reform Society says. Image copyright Reuters The EU referendum campaign was dogged by "glaring democratic deficiencies" with voters turned off by big name politicians and negative campaigning, a report says.
The Electoral Reform Society attacked both sides of the referendum campaign, saying people felt "ill-informed" by the "dire" debate. The Chronicles of Skeet. Unfiltered.news. MOO Presents… Paper+ 12th October 2015 by moocrew In a world of ordinary paper, one company is breaking all the rules (that’s us), say hello to Paper+ It’s a new digital platform of super connected paper products from MOO. Web Designer News - The best curated news for designers. How do they make the famous AK-47 in Russia. Scripting News: 1/29/2009. Brits are now poorer than the French, Swiss, Belgians, Swedes, Austrians, Aussies and Canadians. The Nelson Mandela Foundation has released what it believes is the anti-apartheid hero’s first television interview, given in 1956 to a Dutch broadcaster.
The rare footage appears to have been taken during a break in Mandela’s treason trial that lasted four and a half years. Mandela was acquitted in March 1961 and went into hiding shortly after. Hacker News. 5 (and a bit) questions every potential entrepreneur should ask themselves.
19th February 2015 by emma. Maker of the Month: Bare Conductive. 19th August 2015 by Jonathon. You Can Cowork From Anywhere: Tribewanted in Bali. 22nd September 2015 by moocrew. Designing for Tomorrow: MOO, NFC and Paper+ 12th October 2015 by moocrew. How Leo Tolstoy Found His Purpose: The Beloved Author on Personal Growth and the Meaning of Human Existence. Lying in Politics: Hannah Arendt on Deception, Self-Deception, and the Psychology of Defactualization. Apple and NASA collaborate on Jupiter-themed short film 'Visions of Harmony'
By Roger Fingas Thursday, June 30, 2016, 02:14 pm PT (05:14 pm ET) To commemorate the impending arrival of NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, Apple and the space agency released a new short film on iTunes and Apple Music on Thursday featuring original music by artists like Weezer and Nine Inch Nails frontman and Apple executive Trent Reznor. BBC News: Brexit: UK tech sector reacts to Leave vote. Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian: on passing off anti-feminist nonsense as critique. Discourse on migration. Welfare benefits have become an ongoing theme in the UK immigration debate, particularly with regard to EU migration. Rules on non-UK citizens’ access to various forms of social assistance are complex, as are the economic and fiscal implications of changes in policy. How Palantir Is Taking Over New York City. Albert Einstein, civil rights advocate. Ncordski: How the Soviet Union lost the supersonic race.
CANZUK: after Brexit, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Britain can unite as a pillar of Western civilisation. How Facebook Squashed Twitter. Capital Regional District approves Victoria-area sewage treatment plant. Detailing a rubbish year and a bit. Two Principles of Free Speech - dooneyscafe.com : dooneyscafe.com. Being Human. He was right.
How Long Can You Live Off The Fat In Your Body? What are some websites more people should know about? : AskReddit. Loevinger's 9 Stages of Ego Development. On the Left. 'Hobbits' found on Flores island are not Homo sapiens, but mystery remains. BBC Radio 4 Extra - The Comedy Club Interviews, 12/05/2015. David Goodhart's book on immigration earns him snub from Hay festival. Khadija Ismayilova on trial – a lesson in courage for the international community. (Fun facts, Mike Lowery), Peteski. Hylas and the Nymph Statue - The Regent's Park - The Royal Parks. Why the left is wrong about immigration. France and the UK are on the edge of Kafkaesque surveillance. Donald Trump Is the Good Guy. UK Government Has Secretly Created A Huge Database Storing Details About Its Citizens' Private Lives.
For Interpretation: Susan Sontag - dooneyscafe.com : dooneyscafe.com. The Garrett Poem by Ezra Pound. "Murder, She Wrote" Northern Explosion (TV Episode 1994) Asymco. The Chronicles of Skeet. 8 of the Best Design Hotels in Stockholm - NordicDesign. The Chronicles of Skeet : Photo. (What day is it?), Peteski.