Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have confirmed the arrival of their son since quietly welcoming him into the world two months ago. The couple spoke about their child for the first time publicly in an impassioned People op-ed about the 545 children who have yet to be reunited with their parents after being separated at the US-Mexico border. Joaquin, 46, and his fiancee Rooney, 35, called the thought of being separated from their own child 'unbearable', and imagined having to answer to him as he grew curious about the subject later in life. 'How will we explain it to our son': Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have spoken about their son for the first time since quietly welcoming him into the world two months ago (pictured 2020) 'As new parents, it's unbearable to imagine what it would feel like to have our child taken away from us for a day, let alone years,' the engaged couple wrote. 'But that's the very situation those 545 children and their parents have been … [Read more...] about Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara confirm birth of their son as they speak about the child for the first time in op-ed about families separated at border
The statue of Cecil Rhodes which stands on the facade of Oriel College in Oxford may be allowed to stay under plans for a compromise A controversial monument to the imperialist Cecil Rhodes may be allowed to remain at Oxford University – in a compromise deal which will see him joined by a black philosopher. Governors at Oriel College said last year they wanted to remove the statue, after a long-running campaign was given a boost by widespread Black Lives Matter protests. However, they fear the move might now be blocked by new laws protecting historic monuments. An independent commission set up to examine the legacy of Rhodes is said to be considering a new tribute to the first African-American to win a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford as a concession. Alain LeRoy Locke is viewed as the ‘father of the Harlem Renaissance’, a cultural movement in the 1920s and 1930s that championed black intellectual and artistic production. He was denied entry to several Oxford colleges … [Read more...] about Is Cecil Rhodes set to stay after all? Oxford is poised to keep its controversial statue… but imperialist could be joined by tribute to black philosopher
School leaving exams were cancelled, postponed or adapted because of the coronavirus crisis in countries across Europe, but most have avoided the rows, recriminations and abrupt about-turns experienced in the UK. In a few countries, school-leaver exams were maintained or only slightly delayed. Germany’s 16 states, which decide education policy, were initially divided over whether the Abitur exams that are required in order to be accepted for university should go ahead. Despite nationwide school closures until Easter and the opposition of some state governments, which had wanted grades to be awarded on coursework and school tests, the 16 states agreed in late March that the exams should take place as planned. Some students protested, pleading health concerns, revision difficulties and undue psychological pressure, but the exams were held – in well-aired classrooms rather than big halls, and with smaller numbers of students sitting at least 1.5 metres apart. In the event, … [Read more...] about School exams and Covid: what could the UK have learned from EU?
A young woman has revealed how she kept her makeup looking perfect even after a day of swimming at the beach, and her top tips for a long-lasting waterproof look. Talent manager Laura Elizabeth, from Sydney, said she 'couldn't believe it' when she got home from a 'long beach swim, beach shower and walk' and her makeup was still intact. The 27-year-old shared pictures of her face online and said it was 'completely untouched' after swimming. A young woman revealed how she kept her makeup looking perfect after a day of swimming at the beach, and her top tips for a long-lasting waterproof look (pictured after swimming) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Is this the best home cinema EVER? Movie buff unveils... How to save an extra $200 by Friday: Financial adviser... Man baffles thousands with his 'incorrect' way of cutting an... A weekly grocery shop for just $50: Dietitian shares her... Share this article Share 27 … [Read more...] about How to keep your makeup on while SWIMMING: Manager, 27, reveals the six products she uses for a flawless face all day long – even at the beach
TRAVELLING has reached an all-time low due to the pandemic as travel bans and quarantine restrictions are enforced. However, this hasn't stopped some of the stupidest tourists making idiots of themselves abroad in recent years - here are some of the worst behaved travelling, from statue-breakers to weapon-carrying-passengers. Breaks toe off 200-year-old sculpture during selfie The tourist, a 50-year-old man from Austria, had been leaning against the "Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix" artwork at the Gypsotheca Antonio Canova museum in Possagno. But when he executed his plan - as seen on CCTV - he snapped off one of the sculpture's toes in the process. Falls into river after jumping on crumbing rock A tourist miraculously survived falling over 20 feet into the water when the ground collapsed beneath him after he jumped up and down on a raised river bank. The accident, captured by witnesses on the banks of the river Zhulong in Li County in North China's … [Read more...] about The world’s stupidest travellers – from flying with missile launchers to selfies with deadly creatures