China’s persecuted Uyghurs live ‘freely’ in Turkey

Istanbul (CNN)The call to prayer at Emine Inanc mosque brings together immigrants who have found sanctuary in Istanbul’s working-class Zeytinburnu neighborhood. Uyghurs, who call their homeland “East Turkestan,” speak a dialect of Turkish and, like the Turks, are considered ethnically Turkic. Dozens of Uyghur shops and restaurants line the streets of Zeytinburnu, a small neighborhood near Istanbul’s international airport. Most shop signs are in the group’s native script and language which they say was banned in Xinjiang province. In a rundown building, children attend after-school classes to learn their mother tongue. Boys and girls crammed into small classrooms recite the Uyghur alphabet which most are learning for the first time. “We are more comfortable than we were in our home …

White High School Students In Texas Wore Fake Tattoo, Corn Rows For Thug Day At School | The Daily Dot

A Texas high school has come under fire for hosting a Thug Day, where white students took that to mean dressing in cornrows, chains, jerseys, and fake tattoos, aka things Black students often get punished for. in such attire, which was part of spirit week at Memorial High School (MHS) in Houston, according to . TOn Tuesday, user @Rachellemmma shared photos of students appropriating Black culture under the offensive guise of “thug” in a tweet that went viral. Memorial High Schools thug day for rising senior spirit week… yes this ACTUALLY happened TODAY at an actual high school but yall keep saying racism isnt a problem anymore… right alright. pic.twitter.com/f3qHXR0B53 — Rach (@Rachellemmma) May 14, 2019 Other people felt the …

Karamo Brown Recalls ‘Extreme’ Conflict With Antoni Porowski On ‘Queer Eye’ Set

Queer Eye” seem like the closest of friends, whether unveiling their latest TV makeover or palling around at red carpet events across the country. But, as it turns out, even the Fab Five have had their differences.  Chatting with E! News host Justin Sylvester for his “Just the Sip” series, “Queer Eye” culture expert Antoni Porowski during the filming of the series’ first season, which debuted last year.  Brown said in the interview, which aired Wednesday and can be viewed above. “We did not talk to each other at all during Season 1, even though we were shooting together.”  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Karamo (@karamo) on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:17pm PDT Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, …

British people get drunk more often than anyone else, survey finds

(CNN)British people get drunk more than any other nationality, according to a new global survey. And drinkers around the world should consider cutting down to benefit their health, Winstock said. “Deaths due to alcoholic liver disease and cancer due to excessive alcohol consumption are on the rise, along with obesity and poorer mental health,” he said. “Drinking too much makes all these worse; drinking less make them better.” Researchers spoke to 123,814 people from more than 30 countries in preparing the report, and they found that people on average got drunk 33 times in the previous 12 months. The results reflect the number of times that survey respondents said they got drunk, rather than the amount of alcohol consumed. Those …

The Couple Behind The Viral AOC Ad Plans A Streaming Channel For Socialists

Where did the video, with its Marxist-Leninist tagline, come from? It’s part of a fundraising campaign from Means TV, a Detroit-based film company that’s attempting the ambitious project of launching its own anticapitalist streaming service. The service is an offshoot of Means of Production, which gained renown last year after producing the “Courage to Change” ad for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that helped propel her to an upset victory in New York’s congressional primary.  What kind of content goes on an anticapitalist service? News coverage focusing on the perspective of individual workers, a reality show about a workplace trying to unionize, and animated shorts like this mash-up of Gay Pride Week and drone-launch missile technology. Asked if they were concerned about potentially losing control of Means …

Black Mirror is back with Fleabag’s priest Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott, Miley Cyrus and Avengers: Endgames Anthony Mackie will all star in the new series of the near-future dystopia Details of the new series of Black Mirror have been announced and Fleabag fans will be thrilled. The fifth outing of Charlie Brookers award-winning dystopia show will star Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

10,000-Year-Old Chewing Gum Found To Contain DNA From Ancient Scandinavians

You can’t get away with sticking gum to the underside of your school desk anymore, as researchers from Stockholm University have developed a technique to analyze the DNA in dried-out chewing gum in order to determine who chewed it. However, rather than using their method to identify low-level vandals, the team has managed to recreate a picture of life as a hunter-gatherer in Neolithic Scandinavia. The ancient masticates were retrieved from a Stone Age hunting and fishing site called Huseby Klev, which sits on the west coast of Sweden and was first excavated in the 1990s. Unfortunately, most of the human bones had long since degraded by the time the site was unearthed, meaning researchers couldn’t analyze any DNA from …

A boy was told to give the nazi salute in class. When others followed suit, this girl spoke up.

Last week, an 11-year-old girl was reprimanded and sent to the principal’s office for telling several classmates to stop giving the nazi salute. Yes, you read that right. As part of an interactive fifth grade social studies class project at the McFadden School of Excellence in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, one student was assigned to portray Adolf Hitler, and according to Huffington Post, his teacher instructed him to give the Sieg Heil salute as part of his presentation. The girl, whose father later shared the whole story, including back and forth between him and the school administration in a Twitter thread, noted that while she’d initially been given the opportunity to express why the situation upset her, afterwards she was told “not …

‘Growing inequality threatens democracy’

That will be chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Prof Sir Angus Deaton. ‘Taking rather than making’ He said “people were troubled by inequality” more than at any time since the 1940s – and the impact was so serious that it suggested “democratic capitalism is broken”. As well as inequality in income, the think tank highlights divergence in health. It says there is almost a 10-year gap in male life expectancy between the richest and poorest areas – and the IFS warns of “deaths of despair”, with a rise in early deaths from drug and alcohol abuse and suicide being linked to factors such as poverty, social isolation and mental health problems. Patterns of relationship are also affected by inequality, the …

CNN 10 – May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society. Thank you for using CNN 10 Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Tolkien Proves the Hobbits Are More Important Than the Man

In the new movie Tolkien, war is murder—and sometimes Mordor. Clouds of mustard gas billowing into the trenches of the Somme become the smoke of dragon fire; German soldiers setting men alight with flamethrowers transform into the dragon itself. A young James Ronald Reuel Tolkien staggers across the dark, treeless ruin of no man's land as Frodo would one day stagger toward Mount Doom. As the men around him scream and gurgle, Tolkien sees a dark rider on a black horse sweeping across the battlefield, pausing to skewer the already dying. Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Is Lord of the Rings Prejudiced Against Orcs? Ethan Gilsdorf See the Sketches J.R.R. Tolkien Used to Build Middle-Earth Laura Hudson The Hobbit: An …

Nearing the endgame: is Hollywood’s lust for sequels destroying cinema?

Franchises thrill fans and enrich studios. But in a fast-changing world, familiar comforts may be more harmful than we think Coming not so shortly: a new helping of either Star Wars or Avatar for every Christmas between 2021 and 2027. Disneys and even Rambo. Never before have film sequels been so many and so varied. They are nothing new, of course. The first specimen, followed the infamous 1915 Avengers: Endgame, was $220m for fastest ever film to make $2bn, and has outstripped the lifetime take of the series original by more than $six are now sequels all released in the last four years. New movies, old parts Toy Story. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar More important than the scale of these earnings …

Swarthmore College Bans Greek Life After Leaked Documents Show Culture Of Assault

“Fraternities and sororities will no longer exist at the College,” President Valerie Smith The decision follows the release of recommendations from the campus’  Smith noted the leases would end, but that Kappa Alpha Theta, the suburban Philadelphia college’s only sorority, will be allowed to continue operating until the end of the spring 2022 semester. However, it is not allowed to bring in new members.  both voluntarily disbanded shortly after Phi Psi’s leaked documents emerged. 116 pages labeled “minute meetings” were written between 2013 and 2016 and were given anonymously to two campus publications ― The Phoenix and Voices. According to The Phoenix, the documents “are secondhand recaps of Phi Psi members’ activities.” staged a sit-in within the organization’s house last April. …

How Twitter Became My Sacred Space

I woke up one day, at age 38, and realized I was the worst kind of bored housewife. My kids were old enough to no longer need me, my amusing(ish) satirical novels were largely being unread, and my life had become a dull hum of paint colors and upholstery. I live on New York’s Upper East Side, where everyone shares the same small, incredibly specific concerns—private schools, vacations, and getting our husbands to notice us. I was drowning in provincialism. And so, like any well-adjusted person, I took to the internet. I went to Twitter originally to express my displeasure at the way the president of the United States was running things. I was devastated by the election and looking …

Pennsylvania is investing in its future by giving every newborn a $100 toward college.

Image by Cari Dobbins from Pixabay Americans owe $1.4 trillion in college debt. That’s more than they owe on car loans or credit cards. College debt holds people back from being able to buy a home, start a business or save for retirement. It also means that many new graduates are forced to enter careers they don’t like just to stay afloat. Many are burdened with massive student loan debt because their parents contributed little to their educational expenses. According to Forbes, 80% of college students get little to no financial assistance from their parents. While it’s understandable that some parents simply don’t have the means to help their adult children with educational expenses, for others, it’s due to a …

This Senator Wants to Ban Videogame Loot Boxes Aimed at Kids

Greetings, and welcome to a decidedly not lighthearted edition of Replay, WIRED's videogame news roundup. This week we have loot-box legislation, labor walkouts, and the return of Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. Let's get started. US Senator Introduces Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and 'Pay-to-Win' Mechanics in Games US Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, announced plans this week to introduce a bill titled "The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act." The legislation, according to press materials provided by Hawley's camp, will make it illegal for games "played by minors" to include loot boxes or pay-to-win microtransactions. Precisely how a bill would accomplish this is less clear, as the very concepts of "pay-to-win" and even microtransactions are both a bit …