September 2017 / 84 posts found

Detainees ‘mocked and abused’ at immigration centre – BBC News

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Those suspended were one female nurse, six detention custody officers, and two managers, who were all male. Five other members of staff have also been placed on restrictive duties, the BBC understands. A former G4S officer, who now works for the Home Office, has also been suspended.

Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle found safe

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Image copyright Michael McKinlay Image caption Clarke Carlisle has spoken about mental health issues to raise awareness of the condition He has spoken previously about attempting to take his own life in his 20s and also when he was hit by a lorry near York shortly before Christmas in 2014. In 2015, he launched a mental health charity called the Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis - a condition that has been described as "mental health problems co-occurring with drug or alcohol misuse". The father-of-three said earlier this summer the worst of his mental health problems were behind him after [...]

Music tech rewind: 7 modern inventions that change the way we listen

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Image: pixabay/xs2anurag  When you’re sitting in the park listening to music on your wireless speaker, you’re probably too busy enjoying the vibe to pontificate on the science and innovation that brought music and technology to where it is today.     Music has come a long way from the time when dropping a new song literally meant dropping a record onto a turntable. Now, we’ve got devices that can download songs in seconds and sound systems that give you full control over the jams you pump.     To celebrate and explore the path it took to get where we are today, [...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why racetracks have weird angles

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Honored by the Academy and NASA. Image: Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock More than 50 years after Katherine Johnson first helped send astronauts into space, the once "hidden figure" is hidden no more at NASA.  The federal agency named a new research facility in Johnson's honor this week. The Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia opened Friday.  SEE ALSO: 'Hidden Figures' screenings at embassies inspire a program for women in STEM Johnson was part of a group of black women mathematicians whose calculations — done by hand — were essential to NASA's early space missions. She [...]

Duchess wins damages over topless photos – BBC News

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'Unjustified intrusion' Long-lens images of Catherine sunbathing on a terrace were published on the front and inside pages of the Closer publication - which is separate to the UK's Closer magazine - in 2012. Presiding judge Florence Lasserre-Jeannin also instructed regional newspaper La Provence, which printed images of the duchess in her swimwear, to pay 3,000 euros in damages during the hearing at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nanterre. A statement from Kensington Palace said: "This incident was a serious breach of privacy, and their Royal Highnesses felt it essential to pursue all legal remedies. "They wished to make [...]

The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful protest

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Image: Joe Toth/BPI/REX/Shutterstock Less than 48 hours after President Donald Trump began vocally lashing out at NFL players, some of those players struck back on the field.  During an Alabama rally for senatorial candidate Luther Strange, Trump went way off script and began calling any football players who took a knee during the national anthem a "son of a bitch." He doubled down on this hardly-veiled attack on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday with a series of tweets that called on owners to fire any player who didn't stand during the song. SEE ALSO: NFL players [...]

An all-edge brownie pan to prove once and for all that edges are the best

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Image: Baker's Edge Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It's time to stop giving so much attention to the pineapple on pizza controversy – the real issue is brownie edges vs. middles. If you're a person who cuts the rectangle of edge pieces out of the pan and leaves the rest to the plebeians, we understand you. Edges are chewier, crispier, and obviously better. SEE ALSO: Get the perfect slice of cake every time with this kitchen tool Baker’s Edge has come up with a brownie pan just for [...]

The physics behind NASCAR, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton all got together on Thursday to watch a nice, relaxing game of golf.  The three were all smiles and sat together during the Presidents Cup golf tournament in Jersey City, New Jersey, snapping selfies and hamming it up with the crowd.  SEE ALSO: Trump’s buddy Tom Brady links arm with teammate during national anthem Image: ANDREW GOMBERT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Missing from the event was current President Donald Trump, who is expected to attend the tournament on Sunday. We'd expect nothing less from a man who criticized Obama for playing golf during his [...]

Gin for breakfast? Alcoholic yoghurt raises eyebrows – BBC News

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Image copyright Getty Images And Nick King, a spirits teacher at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, says "you'd have to be some kind of god-like taster" to detect gin flavours in many of these foods. "They're not necessarily very strongly flavoured - not least because if it's in the yoghurt aisle and it's notably alcoholic, there might be confusion at the till," he says. He says alcohol-flavoured food is nothing new. "You've had rum and raisin ice cream for donkeys years, liquor chocolates - and of course my mother's legendary brandy butter." But he admits the products tap into [...]

Sportscaster Dale Hansen absolutely nails commentary on #TakeAKnee protests

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Image: WFAA Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen is a fixture of the sports media scene, and his "Unplugged" segment on ABC affiliate WFAA has never shied away from the sometimes-insidious politics of the sports world.  On Monday, Hansen nailed it again, defending the #TakeAKnee protests that swept the NFL last weekend in a clip that's quickly becoming required viewing on Twitter.  Most notably, he refuted the notion that a protest during the national anthem is inherently disrespectful to veterans. (Hansen served in Vietnam.) SEE ALSO: Colin Kaepernick, shunned by the NFL, named Week 1 MVP by the player's union "My best [...]