Brazils Deadly School Shooting Sparks A Familiar Gun Debate

Brazil’s history sparked a fresh debate over São Paulo suburb of Suzano on Wednesday, São Paulo lawmaker from President tweetedíincreased Bullet Caucus, a collection of congressional lawmakers to which Bolsonaro belonged during his nearly three decades in the legislature, threw its weight behind Bolsonaro as he campaigned on a hard-line law-and-order platform also calling to repeal Brazil’s most restrictive gun laws. That included the Disarmament Statute, a 2003 law signed a decree There were nearly 64,000 homicides committed here in 2017, according to government figures, and most tend to involve guns. In 2016, for instance, Brazil suffered more than 40,000 gun deaths — making it the only country in the world to have FlávioSão Paulotweeted Bloomberg via Getty Images A …

Oti Mabuse on juggling jobs and Misbehaving

“And then my agent called me and said, ‘No babe, this is the real thing, it’s a big musical that’s going to be running for weeks’. “So I was like, ‘Why not?’ I love learning new stuff and being in this world. It’s been a great learning curve for me.” As one of the professional dancers on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, Mabuse is used to choreographing treadmill-based routines for celebrity cricketers, but this stage musical has been a different kettle of fish. Named after the Fats Waller single of the same name, Ain’t Misbehavin features song from the 1920s and 30s – a period considered to be a golden age for jazz. Image caption Cheryl and Oti were two …

Social media ‘too slow’ removing NZ stream

New Zealand attack suspect appears in court Javid warns tech giants over NZ footage Shooter video spreads around world Tech giants move to pre-empt regulation “They have created a platform which creates unprecedented challenges which they can’t control fast enough and which leaves us with massive social problems that we need to face,” he said. “It [removing posts] was too late, they don’t have the capacity to do it and they need to engage much better with governments, with society to deal with this huge challenge.” Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared in court on Saturday in relation to the mosque attacks The government is due to publish a delayed White Paper on “online harms” in the …

BBC investigated over pay discrimination

“We try to be the gold standard of what everyone wants from society – openness, respect and equality. We may not always succeed, but I am confident that we are a decent and fair employer. And, of course, if there’s more we can do, we will.” The EHRC said it “suspects that there has been unlawful pay discrimination by the BBC… in the period prior to the introduction of these recent reforms. “The Commission recognises the BBC’s commitment to reform and its desire to work collaboratively in ensuring that the reforms are fully refined and embedded. Against that background, the Commission wishes to review whether such reforms have fully corrected any potential historic unlawful pay discrimination.” Follow us on Facebook, …

The gang killers who are YouTube celebrities

Image copyright YouTube/YTBYTN Image caption Several of YTBYTN’s music videos have exceeded 100,000 hits on YouTube YTBYTN’s tracks have an ominous feel, with bleak and gritty lyrical content that covers themes of street life, poverty and violence. Image copyright Instagram/YTBYTN Image caption A photograph on Instagram shows primary school age children posing with members of YTBYTN How Yenge, Davies and Calver came to be in court is a depressingly familiar story. Two rival groups of young males engage in a “turf war”, in this case J-Block versus Neno. They start trading insults and, before long, their exchanges become violent. On 2 June this culminated in the death of 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, who was repeatedly stabbed in a group attack involving, …

Mexico’s leftist president creates new style of government

The folksy perennial candidate took office Dec. 1 and by the end of his first month in office, Lopez Obrador’s approval rating surpassed 80 percent. He has taken full advantage of that mandate to move quickly on many fronts — perhaps too many. “Every week he announces at least one or two things,” said Ivonne Acuna Murillo, a professor of political science at the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City. “Sometimes the speed of the issues he is putting on the agenda is such that an issue they put out in the morning is displaced by another in the afternoon.” Before Lopez Obrador had even taken office he held a referendum on the partially constructed $13 billion Mexico City airport. He …

‘Against all odds’: Women’s football — a vision for the future

(CNN)As the manager for the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team, I’ve seen the remarkable drive that women and girls have to play football. If women will go to those lengths to play football, we can only imagine how the women’s game will develop under the right global conditions. Men’s football may have a 111-year head start, but with the required shifts in culture and governance, the women’s game will explode. READ: FIFA investigates Afghan football body over women’s team abuse READ: Death threats and football — how Khalida Popal escaped the Taliban A change in perspective — football is football Ballon d’Or winner shines despite sexism gaffe In many clubs, academies and federations globally, the women’s game is a “tick …

This Theory Explains Why Tyrion Looks Distressed In The New Trailer

“Game of Thrones”  dead Starks rising from the grave, and you’re ready for trailer No. 2. But before you move on, there’s one question that begs further discussion: Uh, what’s the deal with Tyrion? George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, is shown in the trailer just for a brief second, looking up and appearing somewhat distressed. The moment got us wondering what he was looking at, and, through all the theories and possibilities, we keep coming back to one thought: HBO What are you looking at, Tyrion? Season 6 trailer showed him holding a torch during the scene where he unchained Dany’s (Emilia Clarke) dragons. And the Season 7 trailer featured him watching the dragons from the edge of …

Chimpanzee Groups Have Unique Cultures, But People Could Be Destroying Them

some of the closest living relatives of human beings, are extremely intelligent. It’s less well-known that different communities of chimpanzees have unique cultures ― meaning they exhibit socially learned behavior that get passed from generation to generation. climate change, may be killing chimp cultures. told The Associated Press. New Scientist notes there’s one chimp community that uses moss like a sponge to soak up and drink water ― a behavior not seen in other groups. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers looked at 31 behavioral traditions among 144 chimpanzee groups across Africa. They found that in areas with heavy human activity like logging or road building, the animals were less likely to exhibit these kinds of …

Here’s Why The Animals Don’t Talk In ‘Dumbo’

Dumbo,” we have to talk about the elephant in the room: Why doesn’t Dumbo talk? From the upcoming movie’s trailers and teasers, it became pretty obvious the new cast of human characters, led byEva Green, Colin Farrell, would be left to do all the talking. Other than Dumbo’s escapades in the air, the animals would basically be held to their real-world limitations of mouse squeaks and elephant trumpets. “One of the things I very much wanted to do was to be able to transport an audience to make them feel like they were part of Dumbo’s circus,” Kruger said. “What an amazing experience it would’ve been if Dumbo were real. If there were a real flying elephant, what would it be …

I fell in love with this language…on ‘Sesame Street’

(CNN)“I sometimes dream in Spanish,” wrote Bakir Brown. “I was first introduced and fell in love with the language by watching ‘Sesame Street.’ I just loved how the words just literally rolled off the tongue. It was beautiful. I still remember (how) the skit from so long ago taught me my first Spanish words, “abierto” and “cerrado” — “open” and “closed.” Bakir Brown, Richmond, Virginia The melting pot exists only on the surface I came here from Italy in 1991, and besides a few vacation trips and one nine months’ stretch in 2007, I have been living in Central Texas for the last 28 years. Yes, I still have my Italian accent, and still struggle to some extent. Even though …

60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

BEIJING – China is defending its often-criticized policies toward Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled abroad amid an uprising against Chinese rule. The official Xinhua News Agency says economic growth, increases in lifespan and better education refute the claims of critics. Tibet is ruled under a smothering Chinese security blanket and many Tibetans abroad say the Himalayan region’s resources are being exploited for Beijing’s benefit while Tibet’s unique Buddhist culture is being destroyed.

Dad’s ‘pride’ in Ethiopia crash daughter

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJoanna Toole’s father said it was “tragic” she would not be able to achieve more with the UN The father of a British woman who was on the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday has spoken of his pride in his daughter’s achievements. Adrian Toole said it was “tragic” that 36-year-old Joanna would not be able to achieve more in her career with the UN. Tributes have also been paid to Kenyan and British dual national Joseph Waithaka and University of Plymouth graduate Sarah Auffret. The Foreign Office said at least seven Britons were among the dead. The crash happened at 08:44 local time (05:44 GMT), six minutes after the months-old …

Stobart truck not named after dead boy

In March last year, it was fined £2m after it admitted failing Connor and Teresa Colvin, 45, who died in Hampshire in 2012. The cases led to the discovery the trust only properly investigated 272 unexplained deaths of 722 in its care. The campaign to name a truck after Connor was inspired by a tweet by the transport company, which asked people who they would pick for a new name. Image Copyright @EddieStobartCom @EddieStobartCom Hundreds of replies suggested Connor was the most worthy candidate. In her blog, Connor’s mother Dr Sara Ryan called the response by campaigners “truly extraordinary”. She wrote: “It’s within the gift of the Eddie Stobart company to balance the justice scales a little bit and generate …

‘The most I played was 32 hours straight’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJames Good: “I didn’t leave my room” A former gaming addict has told MPs he once played for 32 hours “without eating, sleeping or leaving his room”. James Good told a parliamentary committee his obsession with gaming led to him dropping out of university and suffering from depression. Mr Good, who now works with the Game Quitters support organisation, said it had affected every aspect of his life. Vlogger Jack Edwards said the “endless possibilities” of gaming left people prey to “falling down rabbit holes”. They have been sharing their experiences of gaming, how excessive exposure can harm young peoples’ studies and socialising, and how best to curb it. Image copyright HoC …

Mary Barra’s impatience could save GM: ‘Time is not our friend’

Mary Barra, the boss of General Motors, didn’t win friends in Washington when she announced the company would shut down four US plants and lay off thousands of employees. The move seemed heartless, especially since GM had just said it could take in record profits, a decade after its bankruptcy had been funded by taxpayers. “Having gone through bankruptcy and then the ignition switch crisis has fundamentally made me more impatient,” Barra told CNN Business. “Time is not our friend.” She doesn’t over analyze and wait for every data point before acting, realizing that a great thought not acted on is as good as not thinking at all. “If we get 80% of what we need to know we’re probably …