- « Lyra McKee was a beautiful young woman, brimful of life, love and creativity. She was murdered on the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday agreement.
Lyra was writing about the disappearances of young people during and since the Troubles, people who are not necessarily regarded and listed as victims of the conflict, but whose lives were nonetheless lost on its dark margins. I am certain she would have been looking at those masked young boys in Derry and feeling compassion for them, recognising that as well as throwing fireworks and petrol bombs, they were throwing their own precious youth away.
She was the sort, too, who would have stood up to the old bigots who are still sending the young out to fight their battles for them. “Still trying to reach the future through the past/ Still trying to carve tomorrow from a tombstone” as Paul Brady, from just up the River Foyle in Strabane, sings in The Island... »
Read full article on The Guardian 20 April. Susan McKay is an award-winning Irish journalist and author from Derry
Almost as quickly as fire swallowed the roof of the beloved Notre Dame, a debate arose over the rightness of the mega-donations the Cathedral secured within hours of the burning.
The voice that particularly stood out for me in that debate was that of @hazaarthebazaar who spoke about the media 'empathy gap' and how it's really easy for a lot of us to sympathize with the French capital, now that it's lost 850 years of history together with the roof of the Notre Dame. Why is it easy? Because most of us have had a personal experience with the Cathedral. I, for certain, have swooned over its magnificence not once and not twice while visiting Paris. •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And why the 'empathy gap'? Cause it might not be equally easy for us to sympathize with refugees escaping the war if we've never met one, or with the people in Yemen, dying every day from chronic water shortage, if we've never been to Yemen. Or as the popular tweet goes, 'We destroy over 150 acres of rainforest every minute and do not give it a second thought, yet fall into mourning at the loss of a building.'
It was heartbreaking to watch the Notre Dame in flames — maybe also to the billionaires who donated outrageous sums of money to rebuild the Cathedral, causing a whole lot of controversy. And while it's a valid question to ask, that since Mr. Owner-of-Gucci-and-YSL-brands and Mr. Owner-of-the-Louis-Vuitton-brand have hundreds of millions of dollars to support the Cathedral, then how do they not have the money to support other causes (perhaps ones that could save human lives), it's also a purely rhetorical one. We don't have access to the wallets and, most importantly, the hearts of the Mr. Vuittons of this world. •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So what I'm proposing here is a shift of perspective. Perhaps instead of thinking of the choices that the donors are making, no matter how sad or unfair they might seem to us, we can see this as an opportunity to think about what we support. And how we can support causes that have never gotten the sort of attention that Notre Dame did. My research is on. •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Even moderate intake of red meat raises cancer risk, study finds
People more or less keeping to NHS guidelines at higher risk than those who eat little
A five-year study of half a million men and women who have signed up to the UK Biobankresearch project found those who were more or less keeping to the guidelines, eating on average 76g of red or processed meat per day, had a 20% increased risk of bowel cancer compared with those who averaged 21g a day.
The risk increased by 20% with each extra slice of ham or rasher of bacon (roughly 25g) the study participants ate, and by 19% with each thick slice of roast beef or the edible part of a lamb cutlet (about 50g). The study also found heavier drinkers of alcohol had an increased risk – up by 24% among those who drank the most alcohol compared with those who drank the least. Eating fibre in the form of breakfast cereals and bread had a protective effect, however. In January, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) reported fibre also protects against heart disease.
More infos at theGuardian.com
Have you ever visited Seville during Semana Santa? · · ·
This week the Holy Week celebrations are in full swing, defying the elements and building up to 'Domingo de Resurrección' on Easter Sunday. Thousands of people throng to watch in fascination as the holy processions pass by, accompanied by the cloaked 'Nazarenos' walking in solemn penitence to the shrill marching bands whose haunting music cuts through the thick clouds of incense. It is a truly overwhelming spectacle to experience if you ever get the chance...
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NCIS: Los Angeles – S10E23 “The Guardian” – Press Release & First Promotional Still
Special Guest Stars Include:
David James Elliott (@djameselliott) as Navy Captain Harmon “Harm” Rabb, Jr.
Mercedes Mason (@mercedesmason) as DEA Agent Talia Del Campo
“The Guardian” – Callen and Sam travel to the USS Allegiance in the Persian Gulf to work with Navy Captain Harmon “Harm” Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott) when the NCIS team uncovers ISIS sympathizers who are targeting military locations, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, May 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
I'm baa-ack!! 😁 After a lovely trip up north and lots of eating out and bakewell puddings, I'm craving something healthy and plant based. 🍆 Aubergine fesanjan from @meerasodha Fresh India and also online in the @guardianfeast . Roast aubergine on a walnut spicy sauce with sour and sweet notes. Really love this and didn't take to pull together after a train ride! 😍
- « The dust goes through my veins » : portraits of former Welsh coal miners in 3D
Photographer Richard Jones has captured the memories and faces of the last generation of Welsh miners for his installation The Coal Face, which runs in Cardiff as part of the Diffusion festival
Terry Sergeant, 85, worked in Merthyr Vale Colliery from 15 : « The saddest thing about it was I could never believe the mines were going to close. I was only 50 when they closed. You have to ask : did she [Margaret Thatcher] save my life ? I would have been in the colliery another 15 years, till I was 65. I couldn’t have left the colliery as there was no other jobs. I know she closed the pits and I have no respect for her at all. But did she save my life ? To me she was a horrible woman, but I have to ask : did she save my life ? »
Ok world, listen very carefully now. After the amazing review by @gracedent in @guardian this morning, the phones have been ringing off the hook @xier.london So this is a message to all of you thinking that “oooh that seems nice, we should go there one day” NOW is the time to book! The time slots are going fast ✨. And if you haven’t read the review yet, link in my bio - “It’s not just one star. It’s more like two” @michelinguide 🌟🌟
Slnko švici, voda láka, snehuláka si už nepostavíš a na kúpkanye je asi taktiež ešte priskoro.
Veľký Piatok je tu, nieže by akýkoľvek iný pred ním, veľkým nebol.
My už pôstime od rána a čakáme na polnoc, aby sme pôst zažehnali.
V JAR pri rannom modlení jebla strecha kostola na ľudí a nám to príde viac než crazy.
Tebe nie, ty malý potkaník?
Slávisti sa včera vyflausili jak také žrebce, pretože to, čo chalani ukázali na pôde Chelsea, sa len tak nevidí.
Zelenskyj verí, že keď vyhrá tohtoročné prezidenstké voľby, presvedčí východný blok Ukrajiny k tomu, aby viac otvorili svoje skeptické dušičky EÚ a NATO-u.
No drahý priateľu, uvidíme čo na to Vladis.
Zatiahne kohótky a plyn už neuvidíme.
Ešteže ide leto... Ho - Ho - Hóóó
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Behold "The Beast" - a state of the art hard drive destroyer determined to annihilate every piece of data that poses a threat to your very own national security.
As part of >>IF BIRDS IN A TRUCK FLY, DOES THE TRUCK GET LIGHTER?<< exhibition, "BYOD - Bring your own disc (and crush it)" is an installation by conceptual artist Aram Bartholl @arambartholl, inspired by the Edward Snowden case and the bizarre act of destroying computer disks in the Guardian London headquarters in 2013.
So bring your own disc and crush it at Filodrammatica Gallery, on working days from 5 to 8 pm, until April 30th.
Find more info at www.drugo-more.hr (link in bio).
Edward Snowden is one of the best-known whistleblowers in the world. In 2013, aided by several news publishers, he revealed to the public the enormous scale of surveillance that British and American governments were carrying out, using the newest technologies, and not only over their own populations. In 2018, after the dust around Snowden had settled a little, in another article the Guardian tried to describe the absurdity of the situation in which its writers and editors found themselves. When they heard from a government minister that the prime minister, the foreign secretary, the home secretary, attorney general and others in government “have got a problem” with their work and “want the material back”, Guardian’s editors, fearing their reporting will be closed down, negotiated with high officers of GCHQ (the Government Communications Headquarters), who eventually destroyed all their hard drives...