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  • Adam 23:02 on 16.02.2019 Permalink | Reply  

    В Помпеях нашли фреску с изображением Нарцисса 

     

    Parco Archeologico di Pompei

    Археологи нашли в древнем римском городе Помпеи, погибшем из-за извержения вулкана, новый артефакт — фреску с изображением Нарцисса, героя древнегреческой мифологии.

    Римский городок Помпеи погиб в 79 году до нашей эры из-за извержения вулкана Везувия. Лава и пепел накрыли город и всех, кто в нем находился, законсервировав Помпеи на долгие века. Так  появился уникальный археологический памятник, раскопки в котором продолжаются до сих пор.

    Археологи вели работы в V районе города, на одной из вилл, принадлежавших знатным семействам. В ноябре 2018 года в спальне этой виллы уже нашли одну фреску с изображением Леды и Лебедя. Она изображала сюжет из античной мифологии, в котором жена царя Спарты, Леда, совокупляется с Зевсом, принявшим форму лебедя. Также, по словам руководителя раскопок Альфонсины Руссо, в прихожей виллы гостей встречало изображение Приапа — древнегреческого бога плодородия, полей и садов. Его изображение нашли и на соседней вилле (доме Виттиев).

    Теперь сотрудники археологического парка Помпей нашли новую фреску в атриуме здания. На ней изображен классический сюжет о Нарциссе: юноша склонился над водой и любуется своим отражением. Лицо мифического красавца,  однако, не сохранилось. Рядом находится крылатая фигура — возможно, это греческий бог любви Эрос. Собака тянет Нарцисса за одежду, пытаясь оттащить юношу от воды. Как отмечают археологи, цвета на фреске сохранились исключительно хорошо, притом что ей больше двух тысяч лет (ее появление датируют II веком до н.э.).

    Согласно мифу, Нарцисс был сверхъестественно красивым юношей, которому суждено было жить долго, если только он не увидит самого себя. Он отвергал всех, кто в него влюблялся. Отвергнутые попросили богиню Немезиду наказать горделивого юношу, и она подстроила так, что Нарцисс увидел себя в отражении пруда. Он влюбился в свое отражение и не в силах был оторваться от него, пока не погиб от голода и тоски.

    Также в атриуме с этой фреской нашли следы лестницы, ведущей на верхний этаж, остатки стеклянной тары, бронзовую воронку и амфоры — сосуды для хранения жидкостей и сыпучих веществ.

    Раскопки ведутся в рамках проекта «Великие Помпеи» и охватывают территорию периметром в три километра, который проходит вдоль еще неизученного района Помпеи. Дом с фресками обнаружили во время расчистки склона, обрушение которого угрожало уже раскопанным строениям.

    По словам Софи Хэй, археолога из Кембриджского университета, которая изучала Помпеи, но не участвовала в этих раскопках, богатые интерьеры дома свидетельствуют о том, что это была «грандиозная резиденция с богатым владельцем». Около нулевого года нашей эры греческие мифы стали популярны в Римской империи благодаря поэту Овидию, поэтому изображения с Нарциссом, Приапом и другими персонажами находят и в других домах Помпеи.

     

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    Top Places for a Family to Stay in New York 

    Top Places for a Family to Stay in New York

    Top Places for a Family to Stay in New York

    Admit it, New York City can be a little overwhelming to visit with kids. But despite the Big Apple’s tendency to be crowded, loud, and expensive, there are hidden gems throughout the city. The Guardian compiled all the best things to do in New York with your kids , which include checking out the Statue of Liberty through a Staten Island Ferry ride, walking along the High Line, or enjoying fun and games at Bryant Park. Don’t worry about where you’re going to stay. Here are some of the best kid-friendly accommodation options you can book in New York City:

    Novotel New York
    ($109 – $329 a night for a double room, plus a facilities fee of $16 per day)

    This particular hotel has all the standard amenities you and your family will need, but the best thing about this location is that kids ages 16 and below can stay free in their parent’s room. They also eat for free, too, at the hotel’s Cafe Nicole. Pets are allowed here, which means you don’t need to leave the dog at home.

    Top Places for a Family to Stay in New York

    The Leon Hotel
    ($110 – $239 a night for a double room)

    If you’re looking for massive rooms, friendly staff, and a kid-friendly neighborhood, The Leon is perfect for you. It’s located in Chinatown, which is great if you want to give your kids a different New York experience. The rooms have high ceilings, well-designed bathrooms, and cushioned window seats.

    Le Parker Meridien
    ($193 – $552 a night for a double room, plus a daily facilities fee of $15 per day)

    Your kids will love Le Parker right from the moment they step foot in it. Frommers lists it as one of the best family-friendly hotels in New York. The property has a burger place right in the lobby, they play cartoons in the elevators, and they have spacious rooms and suites with feather-top mattresses. The hotel also features a 17,000-square-foot fitness center that has basketball and racquetball courts, a spa, and a rooftop pool.

    The Lowell
    ($620 – $700 a night for a double room)

    For moms and dads who feel like indulging a bit, The Lowell will give you everything you’re looking for in a luxurious hotel—some of their rooms even have a fireplace! Although it’s a luxe hotel, it has the homey feel of a residential dwelling. Most units have either a kitchenette or a full kitchen.

    Top Places for a Family to Stay in New York

    City Sonnet
    ($125-$145 double in Brooklyn, $150-$175 double in Manhattan. Unhosted apartments: $175-$300 for doubles and triples, $350-$700 for rentals that can sleep up to eight.)

    If you want to save money without sleeping in a hotel room the size of a closet, you can opt to stay in a NY apartment instead. A lot of families thinking of visiting New York find it difficult to look for an affordable kid-friendly place to stay. Don’t limit yourself to hotels, as vacation apartments combine a good location and a wide array of amenities. Apartments sound a bit pricier than hotels, but with a bit of research, you can actually save more money.

    You can choose between hosted or unhosted locations, and companies like City Sonnet will place you in the most exclusive and sought-after areas in the city. They have 2-bedroom vacation apartments that can accommodate you and your kids comfortably, without being too expensive. Just don’t let your kids get too used to living in a fancy New York apartment. Purchasing one is really expensive, as Yoreevo reports that the average price of a New York apartment was $1,120,572 in 2017. Apartments are great for families because you will have more room than most hotels. You won’t, however, get room service or an onsite spa for that valued parent time.

    Whichever kind of accommodation you choose for your NY vacation, it all boils down to your budget, where you’re going, and who you’re bringing with you. One thing is for sure though, we know that you will have a good time.

    The post Top Places for a Family to Stay in New York appeared first on Easy Planet Travel.

     
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    Is It Time to Retire to Your Holiday Home? 

    Is It Time to Retire to Your Holiday Home? - (Aerial view of homes)

    If you have already invested in a holiday home and fell in love with the seaside and the countryside, chances are that you might want to eventually settle.
    In case you are lucky enough to have a flexible work schedule and you can do your work anywhere, why not improve your lifestyle and permanently relocate? There are several things to consider, however, before you make the final decision. Find a few questions to ask before you move permanently. ​

    Your Lifestyle

    You might be used to the buzz, and find it hard to sit quietly. You might have decorated your holiday home to your taste, but what if you are far from civilisation?  You just have to try to imagine your life in the holiday home and consider the quiet periods. Would you be happy to not see anyone or have no night entertainment? Would you be able to visit the next town or city regularly, or would you feel lonely? It is crucial that you complete a reality check before you relocate, so you don’t end up disappointed.

    Transport Links ​

    The main appeal of living in the country might be the peace and quiet and being off the beaten path. However, what happens if you have to do your banking or visit a local office, maybe need to do your weekly shopping? Are there good transport links that will help you get to where you want to be in under an hour, or would it be a whole day trip to get things done? ​

    Your Social Life ​

    One of the things you should consider before you relocate is your social life. You might be missing your friends and family members, and you can’t expect them to visit you every weekend. You will either need to be outgoing and get involved in the local community, or you should simply keep in touch via the internet, which is not always the same. ​
    Is It Time to Retire to Your Holiday Home? - (Villa house with swimming pool)

    Internet Connection ​

    In case you are working from home or remotely, you should ensure that you can get the internet connection you need to get things done and live the life you want to. Remote locations might require expensive satellite internet connection, which will increase your monthly outgoings significantly. You might want to wait a few years until getting fast speed internet becomes more affordable. ​

    Moving Costs

    One of the things you should absolutely check before you move your life to a new place is the cost of getting everything transported. It is recommended that you get different quotes from companies such as 2 Men And A Truck so you can work out your budget for moving home, setting up a new life, and getting your life back on track.

    Moving home is never simple. Even if you fell in love with the location and the tranquility of your holiday home, you should always check if you can have the same comfort and convenience, and a quality social life before you make a final decision and retire in the countryside.

     
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    Helpful Road Tripping Tips For Newbies 

    Helpful Road Tripping Tips For Newbies - (Image: Palm Trees lining road).

    Going on a road trip is a flexible holiday option because all need is your car, and it is a type holiday which is always fun to try if you haven’t ever explored your own country
    If you are looking to try a new type of holiday this year and you don’t want to head off abroad… a road trip could be the perfect option for you.

    ​Here are some of our quick road trip tips for you this year.

    1. Clean your car

    When we are living our daily lives, we can often take our car for granted and this can lead to a large pile up of boxes, bottles and other things which we never bother to clean out of the car. If you are planning a road trip though you will have to make sure that you clean your car inside and out to make it as comfortable as possible for your family. You’ll be in the vehicle for a long time so it is important to make sure the car is comfortable and hygienic.

    2. Check your vehicle

    In the week coming up to leaving for your road trip it is incredibly important that you take some time to check your vehicle and make sure that it is in tip top shape. This will include simple checks such as screenwash, oil, tyre pressure and other regular things. Also think about making your car more efficient for your road trip by bringing in a roof rack and box from DIY Roof Racks to store all of your luggage.

    3. Make a ‘sort of’ plan ​

    When you are planning a road trip one thing which is important for you NOT to do is make a detailed itinerary of where you want to go and what you plan to do. Although a plan is a good idea in general, you want your road trip to be flexible in a way and if you see somewhere you fancy visiting you will want to freedom to do this without worrying about your schedule. Make a general list of places you want to go, and beyond that just be open and flexible with your plans, you won’t regret it! ​
    Helpful Road Tripping Tips For Newbies - (Image: Aerial view of a Snow Covered Road and Forest).

    4. Avoid highways

    The whole point of going on a road trip is to make the most of the trip as well as the destination. Sure, you want to get from A to B in good time, but there is nothing wrong with enjoying the views along the way and stopping off at small villages as you pass them. Avoid the big roads because you’ll miss out on all of the hidden gems if you stick to them for the whole trip. ​

    5. Plan for trouble ​

    Road works, events, parades… all of these things can cause diversions which cause you to change the route you are taking on the road. Make sure that you take a minute to research the places you plan to go and check if there are road works and events on in the timeframe you plan to visit. This will either help you avoid these places or plan a better time of day to travel there. ​
     
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    Winston Churchill was the same mass murderer as Adolf Hitler 

    Moen Gurushwami, a prominent Indian analyst, recalls: “Winston Churchill was the same mass murderer as Adolf Hitler. Hitler killed 6 million Jews in concentration camps, Churchill destroyed 4 million Indians, depriving them of food.

    The Bengal Holodomor 1943-44 should be regarded as the greatest disaster on the subcontinent in the twentieth century. Nearly 4 million Indians died because of the artificial famine created by the British government, which is only briefly mentioned in the history books of India.

    The Second World War was in full swing, and the Germans violently exterminated Jews, Slavs and Gypsies throughout Europe.

    However, it took Hitler and his Nazi cohorts 12 years to destroy 6 million Jews. Their Teutonic cousins, the British, managed to exterminate almost 4 million Indians immeasurably faster – only a little more than a year. The effectiveness of Prime Minister Winston Churchill should have earned the applause of the Nazis.

    Australian biochemist Dr. Gideon Poya called the Bengali famine “man-made disaster” directly caused by Churchill’s policies.

    In 1942, Bengal gathered a bountiful harvest in 1942, but the British took a huge amount of grain to England, creating a monstrous food shortage.

    Madusri Mekerji tracked down some of the survivors and paints a chilling picture of the effects of hunger and deprivation. In Churchill’s Secret War, she writes: “Parents threw their starving children into rivers and wells. Many have died, rushing under the train. Starving people begged for water, in which few lucky people cooked rice. The children ate the leaves and the vines, the yams and the grass. People were too weak, even to cremate their loved ones … Dogs and jackals feasted on piles of corpses in Bengal villages. ”

    Those who managed to escape in time accumulated in Calcutta. Women in an attempt to feed their families became prostitutes. “Mothers became murderers, villages became suppliers of whores, fathers became pimps of daughters,” writes Mukherjee.

    Mani Beyomik, inventor of excimer eye surgery, remembered this hunger forever: his grandmother died because she gave him some of her food.

    By 1943, Calcutta was inundated with hordes of starving people, most of whom were dying right on the streets. The appearance of well-fed white British soldiers against the backdrop of the apocalyptic landscape was “the final decision on British rule in India,” said Jawaharlal Nehru.

    Churchill could easily prevent hunger. Even several batches of food grains would have helped, but the British Prime Minister categorically rejected the appeals of two governors, his own secretary of affairs for India and even the US president.

    Sabhas Chandra Bose, an Indian freedom fighter who then fought on the side of the Axis forces, offered to send rice from Myanmar, but the British censors did not even allow the transfer of his proposal.

    Churchill was completely ruthless, pumping food from Bengal in favor of British troops and Greek civilians. According to him, “hunger for Bengalis who are used to malnutrition is less serious than for strong Greeks.”

    British Secretary of State for Indian and Burma Affairs, Leopold Emery, although he was an ardent supporter of colonial politics, condemned Churchill’s attitude to the Bengalis as “worthy of Hitler.”

    Churchill responded to the pleas of Emery and the Vice-King of India Archibald Wavell to send part of the food supplies to India with a telegram asking why Gandhi was not dead yet.

    Wavell reported that the famine “was one of the greatest calamities that had befallen on any people under British rule.” According to him, when Holland needs food, “ships, of course, will be available, but we get a completely different answer when we ask for ships to bring food to India.”

    Churchill is still justified by the fact that he allegedly did not have ships for emergency food supplies to India, but Mukherjee dug out the official documents refuting these documents on which ships transporting grain from Australia specifically bypassed India on the way to the Mediterranean.

    Churchill’s hostility towards Indians as such has long been documented. At a meeting of the military office, he blamed the hunger for the Indians themselves, saying that they “breed like rabbits.” His attitude towards Indians is concentratedly expressed in his words to Emery: “I hate Indians. They are atrocious people with bestial religion.” In another case, he insisted that the Indians, like the Germans, be treated all over the world as beasts.

    According to Mukherjee, “Churchill’s attitude toward India was quite extreme, and he hated the Indians, mainly because he knew that India could not be maintained for long under British rule.”

    She writes in The Huffington Post: “Churchill considered wheat too precious to spend on non-white, not to mention unruly subjects, demanding independence from the British Empire. He preferred to stockpile grain to feed Europeans at the end of the war. ”

    At the peak of the famine, in October 1943, Churchill said at a generous banquet: “When we look back a year ago, we see this part of the land, where there has been no war for three generations … This time will undoubtedly go down in the history of India as the Golden Age, when the British gave the Indians peace and order, provided justice for the poor and protected all people from external dangers. ”

    Churchill was not only a racist, but also a liar. But, of course, his policy toward the starving Bengal was no different from all previous British policies in India.

    At the end of the Victorian Holocaust, Mike Davis pointed out that in 120 years of British rule, a serious famine in India was observed 31 times, compared with 17 times in the course of 2,000 years before British rule. In his book, Davis talks about the famine that killed up to 29 million Indians – and proves that these people were killed by British government policy.

    In 1876, when drought ravaged the farmers of the Deccan Plateau, India had a net surplus of rice and wheat. But the viceroy, Robert Bulwer-Lytton, insisted on the complete removal of any obstacles to their export to England. In the years 1877 and 1878, in the midst of famine, grain merchants exported record volumes of grain, and government officials ordered “to hinder assistance in every way” to the starving.

    The only relief to their situation, allowed in most areas, was the creation of labor camps, in which workers, even those who were engaged in heavy work, received less food than the prisoners of Buchenwald.

    Even after the death of millions, Lytton ignored any attempts to alleviate the suffering of the still alive millions of peasants and concentrated on preparing for the proclamation of Queen Victoria by the Empress of India. The culmination of the celebrations on this occasion was a week-long holiday, in which 68 thousand dignitaries heard her promise to the nation of “happiness, prosperity and well-being.”

    In light of the above, it is not surprising that Hitler’s favorite film was The Life of the Bengal Lancer, which showed British politics in India. The Nazi leader explained his love for this film to the then British Foreign Secretary Edward Wood (Earl of Halifax) by saying that the film showed “how the highest race should behave.” This film was obligatory for viewing by SS men.

    Source: https://fishki.net/anti/2435713-uinston-cherchilly—takoj-zhe-massovyj-ubijca-kak-gitler.html © Fishki.net

     
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    London Fashion Week street style: the coolest looks off the runway 

    London Fashion Week has just kicked off, and with it, that daily dose of fashion style inspo for your new season wardrobe.

    Whilst what the designers are showing on the runway is undoubtedly the main focus of the shows, what happens off the runway is just as exciting. Who is wearing what, straight off the runway? Or what’s the hot new brand everyone is talking about? More importantly, which high street style hero is flying off the shelves?

    Tonal dressing is where it’s at, with editors and influencers alike opting for head-to-toe variations of the same shade, and we’ve seen lots of camel and beige. However, as we’ve come to expect from the London set, it’s all about the daring details. Think super cute micro bags, oversized pearl earrings and statement boots – spoiler alert: neon is becoming a thing again.

    With spring round the corner, we’re also starting to see plenty of pastels and bright colours, especially powdered blue. Suits are still the popular choice, with a healthy amount of checks and block colours, though the tailoring is slightly more oversized this season.

    As with anything these days, you have to think about the ‘gram too, and there were plenty of IG appropriate accessories. So far we’ve spotted beaded bags, headscarfs and many a Celine boot, so we’ll keep you posted on the London Fashion Week accessories you need to invest in.

    See some of the most fabulous style moments from the streets of London below, including what the Marie Claire fashion team are wearing.

    Thank you to @noorandzee for the photographs and Mercedes-Benz for the cars.

    The post London Fashion Week street style: the coolest looks off the runway appeared first on Marie Claire.

     
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    Черчилль уничтожил 4 млн. индийцев 

    Уинстон Черчилль был таким же массовым убийцей, как Адольф Гитлер. Гитлер убил 6 миллионов евреев в концентрационных лагерях, Черчилль уничтожил 4 миллиона индийцев, лишив их продовольствия.

     
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    Как делают керамическую плитку? 

     
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    Driving in Singapore 4k 

     
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    Pope Francis Defrocks Former U.S. Cardinal Guilty of Sexual Crimes 

    (VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.

    McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking churchman to be laicized, as the process is called. It means he can no longer celebrate Mass or other sacraments, wear clerical vestments or be addressed by any religious title.

    The scandal swirling around him was particularly damning to the church’s reputation in the eyes of the faithful because it apparently was an open secret that he slept with adult seminarians. Francis removed McCarrick as a cardinal in July after a U.S. church investigation determined that an allegation he fondled a teenage altar boy in the 1970s was credible.

    The punishment for the once-powerful prelate, who had served as the archbishop of Washington and had been an influential fundraiser for the church, was announced five days before Francis is set to lead an extraordinary gathering of bishops from around the world to help the church grapple with the crisis of sex abuse by clergy and systematic cover-ups by church hierarchy. The decades-long scandals have shaken the faith of many Catholics and threatened Francis’ papacy.

    The Vatican’s press office said that on Jan. 11, the Holy See’s doctrinal watchdog office, the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, had found McCarrick guilty of “solicitation in the sacrament of confession, and sins against the Sixth Commandment with minors and adults, with the aggravating factor of the abuse of power.” The commandment forbids adultery.

    The officials “imposed on him the penalty of dismissal from the clerical state.”

    McCarrick, when he was ordained a priest his native New York City in 1958, took a vow of celibacy, in accordance with church rules on priests.

    The pope “has recognized the definitive nature of this decision made in accordance with (church) law, rendering it as ‘res iudicata,’” the Vatican said, using the Latin phrase for admitting no further recourse.

    “Today I am happy that the pope believed me,” said one of McCarrick’s chief accusers, James Grein.

    In a statement issued through his lawyer, Grein also expressed hope that McCarrick “will no longer be able to use the power of Jesus’ church to manipulate families and sexually abuse children.”

    Grein had testified to church officials that, among other abuses, McCarrick had repeatedly groped him during confession.

    Saying it’s “time for us to cleanse the church,” Grein said pressure needs to be put on state attorney generals and senators to change the statute of limitations. “Hundreds of priests, bishops and cardinals are hiding behind man-made law,” he said.

    McCarrick moved from his Washington retirement home to a Kansas religious residence after Francis ordered him to live in penance and prayer while the investigation continued.

    McCarrick’s civil lawyer, Barry Coburn, told The AP that for the time being his client had no comment. Coburn also declined to say if McCarrick was still residing at the Kansas friary.

    McCarrick had appealed his penalty, but the doctrinal officials earlier this week rejected that, and he was notified of the decision on Friday, the Vatican announcement said.

    The archdiocese of Washington, D.C., where McCarrick was posted at the pinnacle of his clerical career, from 2001-2006, said in a statement it hoped that the Vatican decision “serves to help the healing process for survivors of abuse, as well as those who have experienced disappointment or disillusionment because of what former Archbishop McCarrick has done.”

    Complaints were also made about McCarrick’s conduct in the New Jersey dioceses of Newark and Metuchen, where he previously served.

    It marks a remarkable downfall for the globe-trotting powerbroker and influential church fundraiser who mingled with presidents and popes but preferred to be called “Uncle Ted” by the young men he courted.

    The Vatican summit, running Feb. 21-24, draws church leaders from around the world to talk about preventing abuse. It was called in part to respond to the McCarrick scandal as well as to the explosion of the abuse crisis in Chile and its escalation in the United States last year.

    Despite the apparent common knowledge in church circles of his sexual behavior, McCarrick rose to the heights of church power. He even acted as the spokesman for U.S. bishops when they enacted a “zero tolerance” policy against sexually abusive priests in 2002.

    That perceived hypocrisy, coupled with allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing decades of abuse and cover-up in six dioceses, outraged many among the rank-and-file faithful who had trusted church leaders to reform how they handled sex abuse after 2002.

    The allegation regarding the altar boy was the first known to involve a minor — a far more serious offense than sleeping with adult seminarians.

    Francis himself became implicated in the decade-long McCarrick cover-up after a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. accused the pope of rehabilitating the cardinal from sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict XVI despite being told of his penchant for young men.

    Francis hasn’t responded to the claims. But he has ordered a limited Vatican investigation. The Vatican has acknowledged the outcome may produce evidence that mistakes were made, but said Francis would “follow the path of truth, wherever it may lead.”

    Vatican watchers have compared the McCarrick cover-up scandal to that of the Rev. Marcial Maciel, perhaps the 20th-century Catholic Church’s most notorious pedophile. Maciel’s sex crimes against children were ignored for decades by a Vatican impressed by his ability to bring in donations and vocations. Among Maciel’s staunchest admirers was Pope John Paul II, who later became a saint.

    Like Maciel, McCarrick was a powerful and popular prelate who funneled millions in donations to the Vatican. He apparently got a calculated pass for what many in the church hierarchy would have either discounted as ideological-fueled rumor or brushed off as a mere “moral lapse” in sleeping with adult men.

     
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    Suicide Bombers in Nigeria Kill 11 People: Report 

    (Bloomberg) — Three suicide bombers killed eight people in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri Saturday morning, according to Lagos-based Channels TV. The attack happened hours after the nation delayed by a week a general election scheduled for the same day.

    Suspected militants of the Boko Haram Islamist group entered a mosque with guns and explosives strapped to their bodies at about 5:40 a.m., Channels reported, citing a police spokesman.

    Maiduguri is the capital of Borno state, the epicentre of Boko Haram’s decade-long insurgency to impose its version of Shariah law on Nigeria. The city has mostly been secure in recent months, even as Boko Haram and a breakaway faction affiliated to Islamic State have wreaked havoc in the rest of Borno.

     
  • Adam 19:56 on 16.02.2019 Permalink | Reply  

    All the London Fashion Week Street Style Looks You Need to See 

    It was blazing sunshine and a balmy 14 degrees that greeted show-goers on day 1 of London Fashion Week. Off came the winter coats and out came the spring jackets and light layers—the street style set are clearly ready for the new season. We’ve been following all the action, both on the ground, and of course, through the minute-to-minute updates on Insta stories (don’t forget to follow us at @whowhatwear.uk!)

    If your LFW pass got lost in the post (don’t worry, we’ve all been there), then worry not, because we’re here to bring you all the latest goings-on and front row action. When it comes to fashion week style inspo, we all know it’s not only the runways that set the style agenda, but the stylish women pounding the pavements that will dictate what we wear in the coming months. So, with that in mind, here is a round-up of all the best street style looks from this season—scroll down to see what the style set are wearing RN.

    Style Notes: Donna Wallace embraces this season’s coolest colour with a pair of green tailored trousers, which she styles with a patent aviator jacket.
    Style Notes: We’ve seen plenty of blazers so far at LFW, and this pinstripe number looks so cool with a pink maxi and trainers. 
    Style Notes: One of our street style takeaways? A statement trench coat is a must-have for spring 2019. 
    Style Notes: Biege, beige, and more beige. If these show-goers are anything to go by, fashion’s fave hue ain’t going nowhere for autumn/winter ’19. 
    Style Notes: Okay, this Topshop trench is everywhere right now. We love how this editor has worn hers with colour-match separates. 
    Style Notes: A white tee, beige blazer and wide leg leather trousers make for a minimalist’s dream outfit.
    Style Notes: We’re coming over all ’70s with this flower power frock. With voluminous sleeves and mega sunnies, this will be perfect for the summer months. 
    Style Notes: We’re really digging this colour combo: Tan brown and powder blue are the retro pairing that always looks expensive. 
    Style Notes: If you’re not feeling brights right now, take your cues from this earth-toned ensemble. We never thought summery white denim would work with tailored checks, but this show-goer proves us wrong.
    Style Notes: Puffa jackets have been our cold weather saviour this winter, however they can work for spring when styled with bleached denim and a mesh top. 
    Style Notes: Purple heaven. We can’t get enough of this oversized shirt-slash-jacket, which hangs beautifully over a pair of tartan culottes.
     
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