FOR as long as I can remember I desperately wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. I was obsessed with space and instead of pop stars on my bedroom walls I had photos of Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. So when the team from my TV show wanted to give me a special surprise to celebrate me turning 60 at the end of this month, they organised the best ever gift. It was the chance to fulfil a lifetime ambition and undergo actual astronaut training.Who would have thought when my dad bought me my first telescope when I was five years old, or when we sat together enthralled watching the moon landing in 1969, that I would actually be flying to Nasa in Florida to be put through my paces? It’s the stuff of dreams. Before I set off on this amazing experience, I had lots of sound advice from a proper expert — the truly inspirational British astronaut Tim Peake. For his Principia mission in 2015-16 he spent an incredible 186 days in space as part of the crew of the … [Read more...] about Sun columnist Lorraine Kelly fulfils lifelong dream to train as an astronaut at 60 with Nasa in zero gravity
Mexic-Arte Museum The Mexic-Arte experience begins before you walk in the door, with its north wall lined with murals that celebrate Latino figures and iconography. That mission to showcase traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latino art and culture continues inside the historic building, with wooden planked floors that squeak pleasingly underfoot. Mexic-Arte's curators comfortably straddle a commitment to old and new, with an annual exhibition devoted to emerging talent and an all-inclusive back gallery space devoted to community projects.• 419 Congress Ave, +1 512 480 9373, mexic-artemuseum.org, adult $5, student/senior $4, under-12 $1, free on Sundays. Open Mon-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm The Blanton Museum of Art Set at the south corner of the University of Texas campus, the Blanton Museum of Art blends in beautifully with the classical architecture, and the effect carries over into the museum's interior. The ground-floor atrium houses Teresita … [Read more...] about 10 best museums and galleries in Austin
Clutching his copy of the Bible, he could be any devout Christian heading to church to pray on a Sunday. But as Israel Folau walked to his local service at the Uniting Church in Kenthurst, north west of Sydney, he had plenty on his mind. The controversial rugby star may have been smiling and looking relaxed on Sunday, but this Saturday he will learn his fate for social media posts stating his belief that gays 'deserve to go to hell'. Folau could have his multi-million dollar contract torn up after being issued with a 'high-level' breach notice over the posts he made on Twitter and Instagram on April 10. The showdown with Rugby Australia comes after Folau wrote on Instagram: 'Warning. Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolaters. Hell awaits you. Repent! Only Jesus saves.' Israel Folau was ready for church on Sunday. The 30-year-old was spotted with Bible in hand as he headed to the service Israel … [Read more...] about Judgement day looms for Israel Folau as he holds his Bible and attends church – days before he learns if his multi-million dollar contract will be torn up for saying gays ‘deserve to go to hell’
POKEMON fans will be happy to hear that Detective Pikachu has finally arrived in cinemas, and you can catch a screening of the highly-anticipated film TODAY. Having earned stellar reviews for its incredible use of CGI, what else must you know before seeing the movie that everyone is talking about? When is Detective Pikachu released? Pokemon Detective Pikachu is currently screening in UK cinemas. It was released on May 10, 2019.The movie has an age-rating of PG, which means it's family friendly. Furthermore, it runs for 1 hour and 44 minutes. Reviews have said it's "wholesome, silly fun" and "visually dazzling". What happens in Detective Pikachu? The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened.Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokemon partner, Detective Pikachu, who is a hilariously wise-cracking and adorable super-sleuth. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one … [Read more...] about New Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu is out TODAY – but is it worth seeing and who’s in the cast with Ryan Reynolds?
Bar Tartine This stylish Mission district restaurant is consistently packed, with dedicated locals frequently returning for another hit of chef Nicolaus Balla's unclassifiable but utterly delicious cuisine that dabbles in flavours from places such as Hungary, Japan and Denmark, as well as California. Try the irresistible fried langos potato bread and daytime smørrebrød sandwiches (like steak tartare on owner-baker Chad Robertson's sprouted rye bread). Many dishes feature house-fermented and housemade items, including butter, cheese, and specially-grown peppers. Pair it all with choice beers and small-producer wines, and you'll see why this place is a hot ticket. Diners also come by for lunchtime sandwiches and weekend brunch.• 561 Valencia Street, +1 415 487 1600, bartartine.com. Open for dinner Mon-Thurs, and Sun 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm; open for brunch Sat-Sun 11am–2.30pm; lunchtime sandwiches served Wed-Fri 11am-3pm, mains from $9, sandwiches from $12 Aziza … [Read more...] about Top 10 restaurants in San Francisco