Hopscotch chalk ban overturned after outcry

‘Mean-spirited’ Parents were angry that their children were being discouraged from playing outside and that such a harsh stance was being taken over a seemingly harmless game. Donald Macdonald, chairman of the local Woodhill Residents Group, told the BBC Scotland news website: “It seemed to be a bit mean-spirited. “We want children to be outdoors not stuck in front of a screen. This would have just been another reason not to be outdoors.” Speirs Gumley is a sponsor of Glasgow-based charity Peek (Play for Each and Every Kid) whose mission it is to improve the lives of children and young people by unlocking their potential through play and by being creative. On Monday, following a meeting at the Glasgow HQ …

Millions of acres of rainforest saved: A tiny Amazon tribe just defeated big oil in a historic lawsuit.

It’s not every day that you see a story like this. A real David v. Goliath story that results in a win for all of humanity. The Ecuadorian government wanted to drill for oil through seven million acres of land in the Amazon. However, their efforts were stopped thanks to the Waorani people of Pastaza, who won a historic court ruling against the government. The lawsuit represented 16 Waorani communities who live inside the Ecudorian jungle. As Rachel Riederer for The New Yorker reports: On April 26th, a parade of hundreds of Waorani men and women, members of an indigenous nation in a remote part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, marched triumphantly through the streets of Puyo, the regional capital of …

Wait For The Person Who Knows Your Standards Arent Too Much To Ask For

Nui Kara Updated May 17, 2019 By Jessica Castro I’m not asking for a fairytale. I’m not asking for a unicorn. I’m not asking for a prince who comes to sweep me off my feet. I’m practical and reasonable. All I’m asking is someone who wants a relationship the same way I do. No more games, no more uncertainty, no more mixed signals, no more second guessing what everything means. I want someone who has found himself. Someone who has all his life in order. He has made peace with his past and is ready to move forward. He knows exactly what he wants and is ready for a long-term committed relationship with me. I want someone who is kind, loyal …

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Have ‘Found A Way To Parent As A Team’! – Perez Hilton

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have found their rhythm as parents. As According to a People report published on Tuesday, the couple “have really found a way to parent as a team,” with “everything falling into place for them.” Though the two — who also share daughters North and Chicago West, and son Saint West — initially felt overwhelmed by the arrival of baby number four, Kim and Kanye are now enjoying their “big family.” “There were definitely points where Kim was nervous — four kids is a lot! But she’s so happy and loves seeing all the kids interacting. Kanye is so happy to have a big family.” As we wrote, the 38-year-old “had a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend with …

Why Your Sadness Has Been Lingering For So Long, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Analise Benevides By Analise Benevides Aries: March 21 – April 19th You never put effort into solving your problems. You only put effort into yourself from your problems. Taurus: April 20th – May 20th You keep doing the same things over and over again while expecting different results. Gemini: May 21st – June 20th You’ve been placing too much emphasis on what other people think and it has been making you miserable. Cancer: June 21st – July 22nd You spend more time worrying about how to help out friends who are going through a hard time than figuring out how you could help yourself. Leo: July 23rd – August 22nd You’ve been spending most of your time in bed, …

In a hurry? Here’s what you need to know in five minutes

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Charities and councils support the move but question how much funding will be available. Bafta TV Awards: Wins for Killing Eve, Ant and Dec and Benedict Cumberbatch The BBC thriller Killing Eve had a good night at the Bafta TV Awards, taking three trophies. Meanwhile, Ant and Dec and Benedict Cumberbatch were celebrating. Find out who won what here. We’ve put together eight things we learned on this glitzy occasion. Plus, we have a full list of the nominees and winners and pictures of the arrivals on the red carpet. Eurovision 2019: What the songs say Michael Rice becomes the latest British hopeful to try their luck at Eurovision, …

Dallas police raid Catholic diocese properties in investigation of alleged sex abuse by clergy

(CNN)Dallas police searched the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and other properties Wednesday as part of the church’s widening sex abuse scandal, police and church officials said. The diocese said in a statement that Paredes and the other four priests who were the subjects of Wednesday’s search warrant were on a list of accused clergy that Bishop Edward Burns released in January. Burns said the diocese has been cooperating with investigators even before the list was made public. “We recognized throughout our collaboration with the police there are some who are not satisfied and want to look for themselves,” he said. “We know we have given them the files. And so we say by all means look.” The …

Hockey mask man pointed AK-47 at boys

Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police Image caption Monger used a Kalashnikov rifle to threaten the children The judge said he had been told of “the very considerable distress and enormous anxiety” Monger had inflicted on his victims. “You threatened a group of 11-year-old schoolchildren with a rifle in your hand while shouting at them to get on the ground. “The children thought you were about to shoot at them,” he said. The judge commended Mr Weirs for his bravery and courage and awarded him £1,000 from the Sheriff’s Fund. Monger pleaded guilty to using an imitation firearm to cause fear of violence and possession of prohibited weapons.

Susan Sontag was true author of ex-husband’s book, biography claims

Sontag: Her Life says she wrote Freud: The Mind of the Moralist by Philip Rieff, whom she married at 17 A new biography of Philip Rieffs seminal work Freud: The Mind of the Moralist. Out in September, Sontag: Her Life by Benjamin Moser lays out textual and anecdotal evidence that Sontag was not only the unofficial co-author of the 1959 analysis of credit her as Susan Rieff with special thanks in the preface, but by 1961 any acknowledgement of Sontag had been dropped. According to Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliography, their 1959 divorce settlement stipulated she agree to Rieffs claim of sole authorship. While writing Sontag: Her Life, Moser was given permission by her estate to study the parts of …

The best of British press photography

From wars and riots to world cups and red carpets, the press photographer is on hand to capture in a split second the moment that tells the story. Members of the British Press Photographers’ Association are showing off their best work from the past couple of years at the Bargehouse Gallery, central London. Here is a selection of those on show. Image copyright Henry Nicholls / Reuters Image caption England football fans enjoyed an amazing summer as their team made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup. Here, they watch the game on television as England go out to Croatia. Image copyright Samir Hussein Image caption Taylor Swift was pictured on stage at Wembley Stadium, north-west London, by photographer …

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness: Symptoms, Treatment, & What To Do If You Might Have It

By Jennifer Reeves Updated May 17, 2019 Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that are caused by the body’s immune system malfunctioning. For most individuals who are diagnosed with HS, symptoms begin in puberty, though it is possible for it to start at any point in time. The first symptoms are usually bumps or infected lesions on the inside of the thighs or underneath the arms. These may be confused for pimples at first. However, HS typically evolves into larger, painful abscesses that can rupture. These abscesses can be very painful, and interfere with day-to-day function. HS can impact both men and women, however, it often develops both where hair grows and where that skin rubs against …

33 Tips For Night Owls Who Want To Wake Up Earlier

By Claudia van Zyl If you’re sick of sleeping until noon, here are some tips from Ask Reddit on how to wake up earlier. By Claudia van Zyl 1. Have something you look forward to doing. Like making yourself a breakfast you really enjoy or doing an exercise you love. 2. Make a morning playlist that’s exactly as long as you want to spend getting ready. Make it full of songs that pump you up. 3. Set up thinner curtains to let the rays enter in. The sunlight will help adjust your internal clock. 4. Take care of yourself the night before. Prepare an easy breakfast/meal prep. Set aside the clothes you want to wear for the next day. 5. …

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Bribery Case – And She’s Facing Real Jail Time! – Perez Hilton

Felicity Huffman Macy just walked into a Boston courtroom Monday morning, apparently to make things official: she’s pleading guilty to her role in the college admissions scandal. According to media reports, the former Desperate Housewives star is one of 14 parents  Officially, the actress pled guilty to a single count of  Regardless… today marks a major moment in the ongoing college admissions bribery case, as it has officially found culpability in one of the most high-profile people accused in the set of allegations. Beyond Huffman Macy’s own potential jail time and the fall-out from all that, today’s guilty plea must also certainly leave Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, wondering: if those who bow to the feds and take the plea are …