‘God Help America’: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Speaks Out After Cop’s Acquittal

June 18, 2017

… Officer Yanez a voluntary separation agreement to help him transition to another career other than being a St. Anthony officer. Since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014,a total of 17 cases involving police officers charged with murder or manslaughter have gone before juries. Majority-white juries have decided 15 of those verdicts. Juries have shown time and time again that theyre not willing to second-guess officers who get on the stand and testify at their …


Why do we spend less on Father’s Day than Mother’s Day? – BBC News

June 15, 2017

So why do we spend more on our mums? Image copyright Truefitt & Hill Image caption Sales of male grooming products rise ahead of Father’s Day “Retailers have long made a big push on Mother’s Day because demand for gift-giving was strong, and Father’s Day more of an afterthought,” he says. With traditional gender roles continue to break down, and fathers are doing more housework and hands-on parenting “it is not surprising to see more emphasis on …


Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… democratically-elected chamber and a government needs to have at least 326 MPs (which is just more than half the total number) in order to pass its legislation. To create a government like the one in Switzerland the UK would have to completely restructure its political systems. Even it it was acceptable to voters it would take years to put in place. Why don’t we have a written constitution? Although people refer to the “constitution”, in the UK it does not exist in the …


Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

(CNN)Our time is beset by a special kind of anxiety. The media and the Internet have become personal intravenous hookups to images of crisis — violence, disaster, political upheaval — fed to us instantly, wherever we are. For consumers of media, this condition can feel so total it can feel numbing and almost futile to discuss. Yet there’s a twist: the smoke bombs are harmless, and dazzlingly colored — and the phrases on his flags fall somewhere between …


‘Extraordinary’ month for Scottish renewable energy – BBC News

June 5, 2017

Overall the data showed that wind generated enough output to supply 100% or more of Scottish homes on 11 of the 31 days in May. ‘Energy revolution’ Scotland’s total electricity consumption, including homes, business and industry, last month was 1,857GW. Wind power generated the equivalent of 46% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the month. Dr Sam Gardner, acting director of WWF Scotland, said: “Despite the disappointment of last week’s …


Yemen spiraling toward ‘total collapse’ as world watches, UN warns

May 31, 2017

(CNN)Blaming the “inability or indifference” of the international community, the United Nations’ humanitarian chief warned that Yemen is spiraling toward “total social, economic and institutional collapse.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsiGloo Pro Features (OTO 1) Igloo enables you to create and launch an online business with all the marketing pages you need to convert traffic into sales.$100K Social Workshop – Pro …


Man shot in front of young son was loyalist Colin Horner – BBC News

PSNI Supt Brian Kee said: “The recklessness of this murder is all too evident. It is beyond belief that the gunman shot the victim when he was out with his son. “We are very lucky that we are not also dealing with the death of this child today.” He said the gunman also showed “total disregard” for the safety of the public, including other children, who were in the car park at the time of the attack. Police have appealed for witnesses. Image copyright …

May 29, 2017

Walkers Crisps social media campaign for free soccer tickets takes a dark turn

… the #WalkersWave hashtag. The tweets were turned into a video of former soccer player Gary Lineker waving the “selfies” in front of the background of a stadium. But trolls quickly realized the selfies weren’t being closely vetted before getting on screen, so everyone from serial killers to convicted felons to communist dictators made it onto the site with the sportscaster unwittingly waving the disturbing faces. @blueboi1987 That’s the screen(s) 4 of them in total …

May 26, 2017

Pantone swatches meet their nature counterparts in cool photo series

… (@stailuan) on Mar 8, 2017 at 2:34am PST total white mood in Madesimo. #inlombardia365 #amolavaltellina #valtellina #igerslombardia #whpcolorful #STAILtone A post shared by Andrea “Style1” Antoni (@stailuan) on Feb 25, 2017 at 4:38am PST Antoni edits some of the images to “reflect the way [he] sees the world,” he explained to Creators. And what a world it is. [H/T Paste Magazine] WATCH: This bike helmet folds flat and can fit inside your backpack More …

May 21, 2017

Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

… our petition. Countless others have shared voicemail recordings more than 50 hours in total that were passing along to the FCC. Callers from New Jersey to Colorado have expressed the importance net neutrality plays in their lives. Some examples: I know a lot of small business owners and web developers, and this would be disastrous for them, said one caller. Net neutrality is fundamental to our free speech. Without it, companies can make it harder to speak up online, said another. This surge in …

May 19, 2017