Italian cafe to close after 84 years

Image caption Dom Balestrazzi in the Station Cafe with his daughter Anna In its heyday, the cafe was packed on a daily basis. “My parents used to come here in the 1960s when they were courting and apparently at that time it was the place to be in Treorchy on a Friday night,” said Nerys Bowen. The cafe still has regulars – schoolchildren come in before and after lessons along with those who have always come here. Islwyn Kingsley said he was sad at the news. Related Topics Treorchy Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

I Love My Mum review on the road from Morocco

In this unlikely comedy, a mother and son must find their way back to Essex after accidentally ending up in north Africa What does it say about the film industry that while Fish Tank, Kierston Wareing and Katie Jarvis, have been left behind in Its a Free World ) before Fish Tank, lands a starring role of sorts here, as a castrating mother in a scattershot comedy that sets out like a hybrid of Ray Cooney farce and Channel 4 reality show, and winds up making the most eccentric contribution yet to the recent wave of migration movies. Its heart remains broadly in the right place, yet there are points where you question just where its head is. I Love …

Rapper Meek Mill says Las Vegas Cosmopolitan hotel is ‘racist as hell’ after they turned him away

(CNN)Meek Mill is asking Twitter for “lawyers ASAP” after a run-in with the hotel staff of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. View this post on Instagram The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas released a statement Monday saying the safety and security of their guests were their top priority. “The recent situation regarding Meek Mill related to a matter of security, not race, and any reports citing otherwise are false,” the statement read. “We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive environment, with zero tolerance for discrimination. Under different circumstances, Meek Mill would be welcomed to the resort, but not at the compromise of his personal safety and the safety of our guests.” The hotel added that a club on the premiseshad reached …

Fox News stands by Laura Ingraham after she defends white supremacist, other extremists on her prime time show

New York (CNN Business)Fox News on Friday afternoon stood by Laura Ingraham after she defended a white supremacist and several other fringe people who have been banned or disciplined by large social media companies. “Facebook now, what do they monitor? Quote, hate? That sounds good until you realize hate,” Ingraham said. “And these are some of the people they’ve shunned.” “It’s people who believe in border enforcement, people who believe in national sovereignty,” Ingraham added. The graphic included Paul Nehlen, a white supremacist who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 and 2018. Nehlen, who refers to himself as “pro-white,” has had his racism and anti-Semitism well documented. In April, for instance, he appeared on a podcast and admitted to wearing a …

Ancient “Birdman” Skeleton Buried In Costume Unearthed In Siberia

Archaeologists have uncovered two remarkable Bronze Age burial sites in Siberia, each containing the remains of a shaman sporting some astonishing paraphernalia. One of these ancient priests was buried in a costume made of around 50 bird beaks, while the other was found with a pair of what appear to be bronze spectacles. The two skeletons were discovered at the Ust-Tartas archaeological site in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia, where more than 30 other burial sites have previously been excavated. However, Lilia Kobeleva from the Novosibirsk Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography told The Siberian Times that “nothing we found earlier was as impressive as [the] discoveries in these two graves,” adding that “both men must have carried special roles in …

Does a hit song really need 9 writers?

“It’s a sign of the times,” says Jamie Scott, who wrote the first draft of These Days in a shed at the bottom of his garden. “You go into a [songwriting] session and there are five people in a session and, if everyone is doing a great job, then there’s going to be five people on the credits. “And if they’re not, then next time there are going to be four people in the session.” Skip Youtube post by Rudimental Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report Scott says songwriting teams have blossomed because streaming services demand a constant supply of new material: An artist who wants to stay at the front of fans’ minds needs to put out …

‘I thought he was playing an innocent game’

But, over time, she noticed a change in his behaviour. He would no longer want to join in with family activities he usually enjoyed. Concerned, she decided to check the game – and discovered he had been communicating with others on a third-party app. It was at that point she realised her son had been groomed into sending sexually explicit images of himself. “We came across some pictures,” she tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. “It was horrifying. I was physically sick.” Roblox told the programme it was unable to comment on individual cases but was committed to protecting the online safety of children. It said its in-game chat had very stringent filters and any photo exchange would have been …

College students unknowingly photographed as part of secret face recognition project

College students in Colorado were secretly photographed beginning in 2012 as part of a government-funded facial recognition project,theColorado Springs Independentfound. The project, led by Dr. Terrance Boult, a professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, captured more than 16,000 images of 1,732 individuals betweenFebruary 2012 and September 2013. The camera used in the project was placed next to an office window and snapped images of anyone walking by, including students and faculty members. Government agencies includingthe Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Special Operations Command, and the Office of Naval Research aided the project financially in an effort to enhance the technology. Many of the photos were purposely of low-quality and showed students looking down at their …

Facebook says it detects revenge porn before it’s reportedbut victims aren’t notified

Facebook announced in March that it would use artificial intelligence to detect revenge porn before it happens, but the company told the Daily Dot it does not intend to communicate its findings with victims. The social media giant wants to use image learning and artificial intelligence to detect nudity before anyone reports it. “If the image or video violates ourCommunity Standards, we will remove it, and in most cases we will also disable an account for sharing intimate content without permission,” Facebook’s initial announcement said. It did not disclose how the AI would differentiate images shared nonconsensually from those shared consensually. The company will offer an appeal process in case someone believes a mistake was made. “Once content is taken …

On Pooping in the DarkNo Lights, No Phones, No Distractions

This story is part of a series on how we make time—from productivity hacks and long walks to altering the function of our own circadian clocks. Pooping today is a plugged-in, plugged-up project. At least three-quarters of Americans, including 96 percent of members of Gen Z, shit with their smartphones. Straining away, they text, date, and Google “hemorrhoids” at three times the pre-iPhone rate. I have a friend who spends his longer movements calling his mother. Amazon sells hundreds of toilet paper holders with phone shelves. Among the top rated is an aluminum rack touting its “versatile convenience”: “the large, wide design not only holds your cell phone, it can be used as a rest for baby diapers, girl used …

How to watch Serie A online for free

Serie A, launched in 1929, was the destination of choice for the best players in the world not so long ago. The likes of Diego Maradona, Michel Platini, Ronaldo (the ’90s Brazilian striker), and Zinedine Zidane signed with Italy’s top teams to seek their professional fame and fortune, joining Italian-born legends like Francesco Totti, Gianluigi Buffon, and Paolo Maldini who had extremely long careers in the league (with more than 600 matches each). Cristiano Ronaldo, by moving from Real Madrid to Juventus for the 2018-19 season, brought his unique spotlight on a league that still has its share of talented playersincluding, of course, many of the top players from Italy’s heralded national team. What is Serie A? Serie A is …

Netball counts down to ‘summer of excitement’

‘Fan experience’ Ms Impett says the international landscape is now much more competitive than in the run up to previous world cups. “I think in 2019 we are in better position for a potential change than ever before. Australia are the best team in the world at the moment, but potentially more open to losing their world title than they have ever been before,” she says. Image copyright LFC Foundation/Getty Image caption There will be a number of fan events around the World Cup in Liverpool It is hoped that as well as taking in the netball, visitors will go to some of Liverpool’s attractions such as the Beatles Museum, or enjoy the wider region, such as visiting the Lake …

Malaysia’s Last Male Sumatran Rhino Has Died

Tam, the last male rhinoceros left in Malaysia has died, the Borneo Rhino Alliance has announced. With only an estimated 30-80 Sumatran rhinos left alive, prospects look grim for the species. Although it is anticipated without drastic changes human activities will cause up to a million extinctions in the near future, few will leave a gap quite as big as this. Sumatran rhinos are the smallest and oldest of the surviving rhino species, and once ranged from the Himalayan foothills to Borneo. The only remaining members of the genus Dicerorhinus, they are now extinct on the Asian mainland, but small numbers survive on Sumatra and Borneo. There they are threatened by hunting, loss of habitat, and perhaps most of all the …

‘He didn’t destroy me. We carry on. He lost’: survivors of terror attacks look back

From London to Nice, Berlin to Oslo, 11 people caught up in attacks across Europe reflect on the horror, the hope and the kindness of strangers. Portraits by Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer Hager Ben Aouissi Promenade des Anglais, Nice, 14 July 2016 86 people killed, 450 wounded We had to roll underneath the truck. We were the only people to stand up again: Hager Ben Aouissi with her daughter Kenza I was there with my family. We were going home after the Bastille Day fireworks, but Kenza, who was four at the time, wanted something from the sweet stall, so we stopped with my father. He went on towards a toy stall and my mother and sister kept walking. …

30 People Share Their They Didnt Realize I Spoke Their Language Stories And Theyre Hilarious

Most of these stories are a bit negative, here’s a lighter one. My mum’s a linguist and speaks about 15 languages fluently and as such, I picked up a couple along the way. Most of my childhood was spent in Germany so I have a firm grasp of the language…which doesn’t really seem to match my appearance. I’m a 6’3, 220lbs, black man, who speaks German. Now this isn’t too uncommon a sight in Germany, but in North America, I’m a f***ing unicorn. So I was standing at the bus stop one day in the heart of downtown Toronto and there were these two 60-something year old German ladies who were not having a good time. They were trying to …

Netflix’s Anything-Goes Philosophy Gets to Parody Rap

After surprising Super Bowl 2018 viewers with an ad announcing that sci-fi movie The Cloverfield Paradox would be arriving imminently, Netflix chose not to make a habit of similar ambushes. Instead, it left that practice to the musicians. Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Eminem, Death Grips, Drake, and Beyoncé again (this time as half of The Carters) have all leveraged the factory-free nature of the streaming industry in recent years to unleash albums with little to no advance warning. Well, Netflix seems to be warming up again. In April, its partnership with horror studio Blumhouse Productions spawned two separate cinematic jump-scares, Mercy Black and Thriller. Earlier this month, Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth snuck onto the platform with nary a US …