Mining ventures, for example, could destroy wrecks of slave ships and other evidence of atrocities. The trade actually entered its deadliest phase at sea after Britain made slavery illegal: some captains, caught by Royal Navy ships patrolling the African coast, tied captives to anchor chains and threw them over the side. “The crime was only punishable if you had evidence in the form of actual human beings on your ship,” says maritime archaeologist James Delgado, one of the memorial study co-authors. Delgado believes that with modern underwater surveying tools it would be possible to find evidence, such as metal anchors with shackles still attached. … [Read more...] about Drexciya: how Afrofuturism is inspiring a memorial to slavery at sea
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'We are absolutely delighted to be the first buyers to secure a stunning lakeside home at Trinity Point and are already planning our family holidays and weekend trips away staying in our beautiful three-storey terrace house with views out over Lake Macquarie,' he said at the time. … [Read more...] about From David Warner’s $7.9M five-level beachside home to Steve Smith’s $6.6M waterfront mansion and Michael Clarke’s $8M bachelor pad: Take a look at the property portfolios of some of Cricket’s biggest stars
In Die Presse, Warnig said he had accepted these positions for two reasons, which were both coincidental and mutually dependent. "I accepted most of the seats on supervisory boards in 2012," he said. "Nord Stream 1 was completed in 2012, and my contract was about to run out. So I was open to taking on new assignments. At the same time there was a conflict between the then president, Dmitri Medvedev, and the government. Medvedev decreed that all ministers and senior civil servants had to give up their positions on supervisory boards. And then they needed people to fill these posts." … [Read more...] about Who is Matthias Warnig, Putin’s friend from the former East Germany?