Rod Liddle 13 October 2018 9:00 AM 13 October 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp There is a new book out about the sun — the bright thing in the sky, not the newspaper. It sounds very interesting. ‘Science Museum The Sun — One Thousand Years of Scientific Imagery’. You can get it from that place ‘Science Museum’, which I seemed to remember was once called the National Science Museum but which has now ridded itself of that hateful word ‘national’ as well as its unfashionable definite article. In the introduction to the book, the authors Harry Cliff and Katy Barrett write: ‘The images and texts featured here are almost always the product of collaborative work. While the name on the image is so often that of a white male from Europe or America, we must always remember the invisible contributors who were so often female, lower-class or non-western, and hard to uncover in the histories … [Read more...] about Critics hated Julie Burchill’s Brexit play. What does that say about them?
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DONALD Trump has said "collusion is not a crime" ahead of the trial of Paul Manafort relating to the wider probe into the possible interference by the Russian government during the presidential election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is leading the investigation to determine of Trump’s campaign worked with Moscow to sway the US populace. Is collusion a crime in the United States? Collusion is not a possible legal charge, but Mr Mueller could bring conspiracy charges if he believes there was such work by campaign managers like Manafort, 69, with Russia. He faces 18 criminal counts, focused on allegations he hid some of the $60m (£45.6m) he earned while working for a pro-Russian politician in Ukraine. But Trump has been declaring that collusion is not a crime. Why did Donald Trump say it was not illegal? Trump took to Twitter to write: "Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn't matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!" … [Read more...] about Is collusion a crime in the United States, why did Donald Trump say it was not illegal and what does it mean?
DONALD Trump has been accused of "treason" after his controversial summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The Gunpowder plotters were guilty of treason and it's still a grave crime today on both sides of the Atlantic. Here's what you need to know. What is treason? The Oxford English Dictionary defines treason as: "The crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill or overthrow the sovereign or government." Historically it also meant murdering someone to whom one owes allegiance, such as a servant killing his master or a wife her husband. Today many countries' laws forbid acts that are called treason, including insurrection and attempted coups (internal treason) and cooperating with foreign powers and enemies abroad. More loosely, people use the word to mean any serious betrayal of trust. It is often slung around in politics, where anyone not toeing the party line risks being called a traitor. What is the law on treason in the UK? The crime of petty treason - … [Read more...] about What is treason and what does it mean to be a traitor? Donald Trump branded ‘treasonous’ after Putin comments
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine Republicans and Democrats wrestled Tuesday with new ballots that let them rank some candidates for the first time. The ballots asked voters to fill in ovals to rank gubernatorial candidates and a few legislative and federal hopefuls from first to last. Maine became the first state to adopt a system called ranked-choice voting, which made its statewide debut in the primary election. What will ranked-choice voting mean for Maine? Some of Maine's 11 Democratic and Republican candidates hoping to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Paul LePage encouraged supporters to test the limits of the never-before-used statewide primary system. One Republican candidate asked voters to select one first-choice candidate and leave the rest of the ballot blank. Two Democrats asked Mainers to vote for them as their first and second-place candidates. SO, WHY IS MAINE USING RANKED CHOICE VOTING? The history of ranked-choice voting in Maine dates back to 2001 when a lawmaker … [Read more...] about What does ranked-choice voting mean for voters in Maine?
Launched this week by tourism network South and West Sligo, the initiative invites people to upload photos or videos of the county online using the #MySligo hashtag, communicating what Sligo means to them means to them. The collective effort, it is hoped, will catch the eyes of potential visitors. "Every video or photo uploaded using that hashtag can be seen all over the world – people in Sligo, in Ireland, the diaspora can join in," the network says. "It’s a great way to celebrate the scenery, sights and diversity of this incredible county." Kicking off the campaign is a short video from Lothar Muschketat of Eagles Flying in Ballymote (below). It shows Linda, a white-tailed eagle from the birds of prey centre, as she swoops towards his leather-clad arm. The campaign follows the recent launch of a new Sligo Tourism Strategy, a collaborative venture between Sligo Tourism Ltd and the County Council, which sets out a roadmap for the development of the local industry from … [Read more...] about What does Sligo mean to you? New campaign aims to light up social media