Want to read more?We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards Subscribe NowThe potential impact of Brexit on rural Scotland has been described as the ‘21st Century Clearances’ in a new report published by Scottish Rural Action. The report summarises findings from a series of community conversations held across rural Scotland. Amanda Burgauer, the charity’s chairwoman, said: ‘This report is about giving voice to a rural point of view that is rooted in Scotland’s people and places, rather than its rural industries. Three major themes emerged.‘Of most concern was the fear of long-term depopulation, exacerbated by the economic impact of the end of freedom … [Read more...] about Brexit could lead to ’21st century clearances’, claims charity
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Mary Wakefield 23 March 2019 9:00 AM 23 March 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp I live with a ghost, or rather, I share an address with a man who’s been dead for many years. My house was his before I bought it, and such was the thoroughness with which he embedded himself in Royal Mail’s records that it’s impossible to remove him. Almost every letter I’m sent has his name on it; ‘Dr Dale Beckett?’ says each delivery man. I’ve called Royal Mail repeatedly to explain, but nothing doing. The doctor’s not for moving. And besides, I’m used to him now. Dr Beckett gets my mail, but he also gets his own — each one a jigsaw piece of his former life. He was a psychiatrist, a gardener, a member of the society of hypnotists. On Saturday there on the doormat was another window into the doctor’s mind: a newsletter from Pipedown, the campaign for the freedom from piped music. … [Read more...] about Which 21st century noise annoys you the most?
Some clubs have presidents who last decades, while others endure leadership changes every few months of years. Throughout the 21st century there have been dozens of different faces in the presidential boxes of Spanish football and we take a look at them here. The interactive graphic at the top outlines the 21st century presidents of the 20 current LaLiga Santander clubs, showing when they arrived and how long they stayed. The table below shows that Valencia is the club with the most presidents this century, with a total of 11. At the other end of the scale there is Villarreal, where Fernando Roig has been president since 1997. Roig, though, isn't the president with the longest stint out of all those listed in the main graphic. That honour belongs to Jesus Polo of Leganes, who was in charge of the southern Madrid club from 1978 to 2005. Five of the presidents listed here have returned to their club after temporarily seeing someone else assume control, namely Francesc Rebled of Girona … [Read more...] about The presidents of Spanish clubs in the 21st century
Disney has completed its historic takeover of 21st Century Fox, creating an entertainment behemoth of unprecedented scale. The Walt Disney Company closed its 71.3billion US Dollar (£53.7bn) acquisition at 12.02am Eastern Time on Wednesday, expanding its media portfolio ahead of the launch of its streaming service later this year. The mega-deal sees Disney absorbing the Fox film and TV studios, the FX networks, National Geographic and Indian TV giant Star India. Some of Fox's other properties, including its news and sports businesses, have been spun off into the newly formed Fox Corporation. Disney also doubled their 30% stake in streaming service Hulu, making it by far the biggest stakeholder. Disney plans to launch its rival to Netflix later this year. Before the takeover, it already boasted a fearsome catalogue of content, including its classic cartoons, Star Wars and many of the Marvel characters. After purchasing Fox, it will be able to add the likes of X-Men and Deadpool to … [Read more...] about Disney completes huge takeover of 21st Century Fox
The 21st century’s most extensive campaign of cultural cleansing to date may not have happened in Syria, but in largely ignored part of the Transcaucasian plateau, The Guardian reported. According to a report published in the art journal Hyperallergic in February, the Azerbaijani government has, over the past 30 years, been engaging in a systematic erasure of the country’s historic Armenian heritage. This destruction of cultural and religious artifacts exceeds Islamic State’s dynamiting of Palmyra, according to the report’s authors, Simon Maghakyan and Sarah Pickman. Maghakyan, a Denver-based analyst, activist and lecturer in political science, labels it “the greatest cultural genocide of the 21st century.” He grew up with stories about his father visiting a beautiful, mysterious place called Djulfa. Located in the Azerbaijani enclave of Nakhichevan, on the banks of the Araxes River, it was the site of a medieval necropolis, the largest ancient … [Read more...] about The Guardian on Armenian cross-stones: Azerbaijan and greatest cultural genocide of 21st century