‘In a few hours, you could be dead’

Why is this happening? Some of those who work with young people in Birmingham say social media has an often fatal role to play in the violence. Simeon Moore, a former member of infamous Aston gang the Johnson Crew, now works with young people to help them turn away from carrying a knife. Image caption Awez Khan has previously spoken in Parliament about knife crime Awez Khan, 17, from Aston, who is a member of the UK Youth Parliament for Birmingham and has spoken in Parliament about knife crime, said: “I know people who go to the youth centres and it’s kept them off the streets and stopped them having altercations that would turn into violence. “Young people in these …

Labour pledges tougher online bet limits

According to the Gambling Commission, which regulates the industry, Britain has the largest regulated online gambling market in the world, generating £4.7bn for companies per year – and is expected to grow. The commission said there were no restrictions in online stakes, prizes or the speed of play. ‘I’ve gambled my compensation away’ The tricky issue of problem gambling ‘I worry about the next generation’ Ahead of his speech, Mr Watson said problem gambling should be treated “as a public health emergency”. “Whereas gambling in the offline world is highly regulated, the lack of controls on online gambling is leading to vulnerable consumers suffering huge losses,” he said. Online companies, he said, “have a responsibility to protect their customers from …

She asked men how they stand up to misogyny and predatory behavior. The answers are awesome.

Men are sharing examples of how they step up and step in when they see problematic behaviors in their peers, and people are here for it. Twitter user “feminist next door” posed an inquiry to her followers, asking “good guys” to share times they saw misogyny or predatory behavior and did something about it. “What did you say,” she asked. “What are your suggestions for the other other men in this situation?” She added a perfectly fitting hashtag: #NotCoolMan. Good guys: tell me about a time you saw misogyny or predatory behavior in action and spoke up. What did you say? What are your suggestions for other men in this situation? #NotCoolMan — feminist next door (@emrazz) March 3, 2019 …

‘I’ll forever feel guilt that cough was cancer’

She thinks a mother or father’s instinct should not be ignored. Image copyright Kelly Clarkson Image caption Kelly Clarkson and her daughter Megan By November 2018, Megan was complaining of pain under her arm and bruising. After Mrs Clarkson told a nurse practitioner Megan was suffering from a chesty cough and was choking during the night, she was given antibiotics she couldn’t swallow. After that she was prescribed inhalers and her mum was told it may be asthma. In December 2018, Megan was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh where Mrs Clarkson says she had to “get nasty” and insist on seeing a doctor and not a nurse practitioner. After an X-Ray, Megan was diagnosed with …

Italian Artist Recreates Famous Roman Emperors Through His Realistic Sculptures

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think about Rome? Perhaps it’s the iconic ancient Roman gladiatorial arena – the Colosseum, or an excavated heart of the Roman Empire also known as Roman Forum, which was the center of day-to-day life in Rome many centuries ago. And although Rome has all the right to boast about its architectural heritage, today’s topic is not about that. A young Italian sculptor and the person behind the Cesares de Roma project took it upon himself to commemorate three notorious rulers from ancient times of Rome – Caesar, Augustus, and Nero – by sculpting hyperrealistic busts for each of them. The project was borne out of necessity to spread classic Roman …

Hire this Tinder ghostwriter if you suck at online dating

Some people are great at taking flattering selfies and writing witty Tinder tag lines. Others, not so much. Thats where Meredith Golden comes in. For a fee, shell take over your profile, learn your voice, and optimize your flirting so you dont screw it up. Then shell hand the reins back to you for the IRL date. The system works, and Golden has the record to prove it. But what are the ethics of outsourcing your love life to a consultant? This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) go deep with Golden and get the skinny on the foolish ways people shoot themselves in the foot on dating apps …

Solange: When I Get Home review lose yourself in Knowles’ hazy vision

Pharrell Williams, Sampha and Tyler, the Creator are among the guests on Knowles fourth album but they cant always prevent it from floating away The credits for Pharrell Williams to Gucci Mane to actor Debbie Allen. Those old enough to remember the early 80s may recall Allen sternly informing Bruno, Doris, Leroy et al that Right heres where you start paying in sweat every week during the intro to Fame on BBC One. One track alone features a group of backing singers involving Animal Collective and

Mayan Artifacts Used in Ritual Sacrifices Discovered at the Bottom of Sacred Lake

The researchers recovered more than 800 artifacts from Lake Petén Itzá, which once surrounded the ancient Maya city of Nojpetén, according to the team leader, Magdalena Krzemień, an archaeologist at Jagiellonian University in Poland. The island that was once the site of the ancient Maya city, linked by a causeway to the shore, is now the site of the modern town of Flores in Guatemala’s northernmost province of Petén — a landlocked region famous for its rugged mountains and jungles. Sacrificial finds Many of the artifacts found in the lake were small pieces of ceramic, with a few dating to the Maya proto-classic period — between 150 B.C. and A.D. 250 — while most dated to the Maya post-classic period, from A.D. 1000 to …

How Good Is Your Color Perception? Take This Quiz And Find Out

Know your mustard from your merlot? Your cerulean from your living coral? Or is green just green and you don’t get what the fuss is all about? We know color perception is affected by many things, from the country we grew up in, to the language we speak, our age, and even how extensive our color “vocabulary” is. In fact, what came first, color or the perception of it? In Homer’s Odyssey, honey is green, and both iron and (perhaps more surprisingly) sheep are described as violet. The sea is “wine-dark”. There is no mention of blue. There isn’t any mention of blue in any ancient Greek texts. Did they not see the color or just lack the vocabulary to …

Forget tango: the murga of Buenos Aires is a riot of sequins and salvation

Freelance photographer Kate Stanworth has been following a Buenos Aires murga group for 10 years, as they perform in an energetic street carnival that is little known beyond Argentina Argentinas charismatic capital, Buenos Aires, might be more famous for tango, steak and football than colourful carnival parades. However, murga a feisty, home-grown form of street dance and percussion performed during carnival season, once unfairly thought of as only performed by drop-outs and drunks has flourished in recent years, providing a source of pride, happiness and salvation for the predominantly working class families that dedicate their lives to it. La Locura de Boedos band on a carnival night, playing the distinctive bass drums with cymbals, that are unique to the murga …

Is Meghan Markle too modern for the British press? | Jane Martinson

There is a growing sense in much of the UK media that the princess is not one of us Seventeen years ago, I was pregnant in New York and some lovely friends held a baby shower. One American mate bought me some tiny Gucci bootees: I still have them, pristine and boxed, as a memento of a lovely, mad time. I remembered them when I read some of the reactions to the trip to New York by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, when her not just generous, but wildly wealthy, friends such as Serena Williams and the Clooneys coughed up a reported 330,000 for a baby shower in a top Manhattan hotel. No public money was spent on Meghans party, unless …

Is ‘Captain Marvel’ military propaganda?

As Captain Marvels releasedate approaches, the promotional tour feels increasingly weird. CelebratingBrie Larsons intersectional feminism while hyping up the U.S. military, it offers a pair of dueling ideas that go together like oil and water. “Joining the Air Force is so cool and feminist!” the Captain Marvel ads seem to say. To which I ask: Wait, the same Air Force that’s controlled by President Donald Trump? It’s not unusual for Hollywood action movies to focus on military heroes and many receive direct input from the Pentagon. Between 1911 and 2017, more than 800 movies and 1,100 TV shows were supported by the Department of Defense, includingIron Man andTransformers. The CIA famously had a hand in makingZero Dark Thirty, encouraging the …

Siri Hustvedt: Im writing for my life

She has spent her life carving out a career as a writer of intellect in a world still dominated by men. Here, Siri Hustvedt talks about magic tricks, why you cant trust an author and seeing herself as ridiculous Siri Hustvedt is laughing. I feel so much urgency, she says, her long legs folded beneath her on an armchair. We are on the ground floor of the Brooklyn brownstone she shares with her husband, Hustvedt, who has just published her seventh novel, Memories of the Future, is figuring out which of her many projects to tackle next. I want to write another novel, but I also want to write this philosophical book, and I have many, many essays now that …

This Photoshop genius takes requests on Twitter and the results are hilarious.

We live in a world of Photoshop, Autotune, and computer-generated graphics where beauty, talent, and reality can be easily manipulated at the click of a mouse. But you can’t fake funny. Photoshop wizard James Fridman has been bending reality in a hilarious way on social media by manipulating photos sent to him by his followers. Like a DJ taking requests, he reworks the photos, but they never come out like you’d think. While at first glance it looks like trolling, Fridman is simply poking fun at the all the vapid self-promotion you see on social media. “I don’t consider myself a graphic designer, it is more of a hobby,” he told The Telegraph. “When I first started using image manipulation …

Homophobic Couple Ask Dear Abby For Advice On Gay Neighbors, Get A Lesson On Bigotry Instead

Why people choose to write to ‘agony aunts’ in an effort to solve their problems, I’ll never know. Because why talk it through with friends and family when you can have it published in a newspaper for all to see? Sometimes I think that it’s all a big scam that newspapers pull to titillate their readers with scandal, some of the scenarios are just beyond belief at times. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: “Abby, we moved here from a conservative community where people were pretty much the same. If people were “different,” they apparently kept it to themselves. While I understand the phrase “when in Rome,” I don’t feel we should have to compromise our values just to win …

Fox to pay $179 million following ‘Bones’ streaming ruling

In a stunning courtroom defeat, Fox was hit with a $179 million payout to members of the cast and crew ofBones. The decision came earlier this month but was only revealed late Wednesday. In a bombshell report, theHollywood Reporter broke down the numerous wrongdoings by Fox, including lying and fraud. Arbitrator Peter Lichtman ruled that executives at Fox not only cheated the show’s stars and executive producer Barry Josephson out of their rightfully earned money but also exhibited a “company-wide culture and an accepted climate that enveloped an aversion for the truth.” The ruling comes as the world of television is in a transitional state. As streaming giants like Hulu, , and Prime challenge the success of once-untouchable studios, the …