For eight minutes and 46 seconds, police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on the neck of George Floyd, a 46-year old Black man, on a street in Minneapolis on May 25 last year. Another officer, Alexander Kueng, had his knees on Floyd's upper legs whille their colleague J. Thomas Lane gripped Floyd's handcuffed arms. "Please, please, please, I can't breathe," Floyd gasped, pleading about 20 times. His final words reminded many of those of Eric Garner, who died during a police chokehold in 2014 . When Floyd fell unconscious, the officers didn't move. Chauvin and the other officers released their grip only when an ambulance arrived — nearly two minutes after Keung first reported he could not find a pulse, according to prosecutors . Floyd was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. George Floyd was unarmed. At the time, according to a statement by the Minneapolis Police Department, he appeared to be intoxicated and "suffering medical distress." The police said they were responding … [Read more...] about How George Floyd’s death reignited a worldwide movement
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PEOPLE have been left baffled over an optical illusion of grey squares that look like they are moving. At first glance, the image - which has a collection of squares around the edge and in the middle of a plain background - looks more like a gif than a still pattern. However, this is actually incorrect as the picture isn’t moving at all. The optical illusion has been circulating on Reddit, after being shared by user evilgator , and it has now received 25,000 upvotes. The caption said: "This is not a gif." Many people were highly impressed at the illusion, with one writing: "Depending on which eye I use, the inside or the outside wiggles. Wtf?" THE SCIENCE BEHIND OPTICAL ILLUSIONS This brief explanation may help to unscramble your brain... Optical illusions make a little bit more sense when you learn that our eyes have very little to do with what we see and it is our brains that play the key role in creating images and trying to protect us from the … [Read more...] about ‘Intense’ optical illusion leaves people divided – so what do YOU think is happening in this picture?
FAIR play to those sly old dogs at ITV. They’ve discovered something Gordon Ramsay is worse at than hosting BBC1’s Bank Balance. It took them less than 72 hours to do it as well. All they needed was Saturday Night Takeaway ’s Read My Lips game, a pair of headphones to muffle the noise and some bloke in Llanelli called Jamie bellowing mystery food items at Gordon via Zoom. “Sushi. SUE SHE. SUUUUE SHEEEEE,” he kept screaming at the clueless chef, who couldn’t even win poor Jamie the free holiday when he heard himself asking: “Sue who?” Nor was Gordon able to help out any of the other contestants, Rizwan, Lorna or Mala, in Manchester, who almost ate the camera in frustration, shouting: “CAR BON-ARA. CAR-BON-ARA. CAR-BON-ARA,” because it was just one of those nights when anything that could go wrong did go wrong on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Audible obscenities, inappropriate jokes about Stephen Mulhern’s genitals, misfiring props, games where no one won … [Read more...] about Gordon Ramsay’s Saturday Night Takeaway goes straight into the bin
Pope Francis has said Mass to thousands of people in the packed Franso Hariri stadium in Erbil. At the end of the last official event before he returns to Rome on Monday, Francis told the crowd: "Iraq will always remain with me, in my heart." He closed by saying "salam, salam, salam [peace, peace, peace]". Earlier, The Pope led prayers in Mosul - a former stronghold of terror group Islamic State. He flew in by helicopter and was greeted by crowds in the decimated northern Iraqi city, where just a handful of Christian families now live. Advertisement Thousands of Christians fled the area during the IS occupation, where they were faced with conversion, death, or paying a tax for non-Muslims. More from Iraq Pope in Iraq: The pontiff's symbolic visit amid the rubble came with a message of peace and hope Pope Francis's historic visit has given Iraqis hope of more tolerant days ahead Pope holds Mass at Iraq cathedral … [Read more...] about ‘Iraq will always remain with me, in my heart’: Pope’s message to packed Erbil stadium
A two-year-old boy who had a brain tumour the size of a satsuma could have died within days if left untreated. Brave Kasper McMullen had a swollen head and a sudden loss of appetite when his parents Paul, 38, and Emma, 36 became worried, Leeds Live reports. After visiting their GP, they were told it was ‘just a viral bug’. But six months later, tests proved that Kasper had an ependymoma brain tumour, which grows around the spinal cord. The ‘little fighter’ was rushed in for emergency surgery, then spent two months in an intensive care unit on a ventilator. In the past year, he has endured sixteen operations, eight MRI scans, up to 20 CT scans, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, and has only returned home a handful of times. His parents said they wouldn't wish what they've experienced on anyone. They are now urging all families to make sure they know the symptoms of brain tumours, because it could be the difference between 'life and death'. They first noticed the tot's head … [Read more...] about Boy, 2, with brain tumour size of satsuma could have died in days if left untreated