Why I paint vulvas in public toilets

Image copyright JACK LAWSON Image caption Oliwia was commissioned to design the vulvas on toilet cubicles in bars, pubs and other venues “I think it’s important to recognise that having a vulva or vagina isn’t something that makes a woman, but for a lot of women that have them they’re really important,” says Oliwia. Image copyright JACK LAWSON Image caption Oliwia’s designs on cubicle doors at the Queen of Hoxton bar in London Girl’s guide to what a vulva looks like Although she’s drawing private parts in public spaces, Oliwia doesn’t think there’s anything offensive about her art. “I don’t think sexual organs, in and of themselves, should have positive or negative connotations attached to them as they are just …

Meet Larry – a football manager for 65 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLarry started managing a football team in the year of the Queen’s Coronation It is Sunday lunchtime, and match day for Chaplins against Belleaire in the Greenock and District Welfare League. Larry Barilli is in the Chaplins dressing room, dishing out the strips to his players. He is pretty angry – his only reserve for the match is the back-up goalkeeper. Larry’s task of managing Chaplins to victory just got a little harder. At least he has his experience to fall back on – Larry is 83, and has been a football manager for almost 66 years. A few fans are also here to support their friends. One young man defies the …

Iran-US tensions are reaching new heights and neither is likely to blink

Long-term standoff threatens to turn into crisis after alleged sabotage of two Saudi tankers A festering four-year war, crippling sanctions, threats to maritime oil trade and a US naval battlegroup steaming for the Persian Gulf. Such developments were troubling enough, before two his signature nuclear deal for kickstarting Irans adventurism. While Obamas gestures were hardly seen in Tehran as trust-building measures and did nothing to slow a regional consolidation, Irans ascendancy started before him and has continued since. Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard arrive for a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in February 2019. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA Tehrans view has been rather different. It views the US as a capricious actor whose presence and …

Scottish shops busier as they outpace UK

Performance at tills SRC director David Lonsdale said: “This is a more favourable set of results. “The resumption of growth in shopper footfall after nine months of decline is positive and bodes well ahead of the publication of our retail sales data for April. “The challenge will be for retailers to convert that into an enhanced performance at tills, and it appears those retail destinations which benefited from rising footfall were the ones which offered consumers a ‘day-out’ experience when shopping.” The improvement in Scotland came after poor figures last year. Diane Wehrle, of research company Springboard, said: “The context over the past two years is critical here, as the significant drop in footfall in April last year means that …

Trump Seeks New $15 Billion Subsidy To Protect Farmers From His Own Trade War

Donald Trump is seeking an additional $15 billion in U.S. subsidies in an effort to protect $12 billion already earmarked for the farmers to help them weather the fallout. Trump revealed the subsidy would be extremely complicated. In his most recent Politico noted. falsely claimed — again — that “massive” tariff payments are being paid by China “ In fact, the tariffs are paid by U.S. importers, who pass on the extra costs to the American consumer in the form of higher prices for products, a fact White House economic adviser admitted Sunday. Economists have estimated that the trade war is costing the U.S. more than Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. applied for funds for their farms. record number of farm bankruptcies as U.S. …

Author May Lose Book Deal After Shaming D.C. Metro Worker For Eating On Train

Natasha Tynes, who is Jordanian-American, tweeted a photo of the employee on Friday, tagging the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and writing, “I thought we were not allowed to eat on the train.” The post has since been deleted, but a screenshot circulated on Twitter: Responding, an account for the Metro service asked Tynes for additional details, thanking her “for catching all this and helping us to make sure all Metro employees are held accountable.” The Washington Post, she then provided further information. The Metro account then responded again, indicating it had filed a report. Metro rules, a wave of not showing solidarity with people of color, and attempting to get a Though Tynes’ Twitter page is no longer accessible, …

Five killed in attack on luxury Pakistan hotel, military says

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN)Five people including a soldier were killed after gunmen stormed a five-star luxury hotel in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province, the military said Sunday. Military forces were able to reach the hotel, secure guests and restrict the attackers to the fourth floor, before killing them. A Pakistani separatist group claimed responsibility, warning of more attacks in China and Pakistan in a post on an unverified Twitter account. CNN could not independently confirm whether the account, which claims to belong to the Baolchistan Liberation Army, is authentic. Gwadar is at the center of China’s multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road infrastructure project. Its port on the Arabian Sea is a major link in the initiative, and has transformed the once-small fishing village …

OutKast reunites at Big Boi’s son’s graduation

(CNN)Rappers Big Boi and Andre 3000, who formed the superstar hip-hop duo OutKast in high school, reunited at high school once again Saturday to celebrate a graduation. Congrats Son ! Cross ” The Boss ” Patton ! Oregon here we come ! #GoDucks 🦆 @crosspatton @oregongridiron A post shared by Big Boi (@bigboi) on May 11, 2019 at 10:34am PDT “It’s been 1 hell of a journey , raising 3 Kids , private school to College Degrees , never woulda thought this Rap S— would have brought me here , To God be the Glory , #ThanksJesus Let’s Go Cross !” he added on another post. Cross graduated with honors from Woodward Academy in College Park in metro Atlanta. He …

Europe’s populist nightmare won’t end with Brexit

London (CNN)The UK’s failure to leave the European Union has created an almighty headache in Brussels. In 2014, Nigel Farage’s anti-EU UKIP came first place in the UK’s European elections. This put euroskeptic pressure on the then Prime Minister David Cameron, and ultimately forced him to call for the Brexit referendum. And we all know what happened next. In 2019, Farage’s new Brexit Party has an even easier job. Brexit betrayal is a powerful message, and Farage is once again expected to finish first. Euroskeptic parties won’t do well only in Britain. The most recent polling from Europe Elects predicts that these parties could win up to 35% of seats in the European Parliament. Previously, euroskeptics have failed to coordinate …

Farrakhan says he doesn’t hate Jewish people

CHICAGO – Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan said Thursday that despite assertions by Facebook when it banned him from its platform, he is not a hater of Jewish people, is not a misogynist, nor a homophobe. During a speech at a Roman Catholic church on Chicago’s South Side, Farrakhan asserted people shouldn’t be angry with him if “I stand on God’s word.” Farrakhan was invited to speak at the church by the Rev. Michael Pfleger after Facebook banned Farrakhan, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and conservative personality Milo Yiannopoulos, saying they violated its ban on “dangerous individuals.” Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Democrats Struggle To Contain Impeachment Fever

Donald Trump’s blanket refusal of requests for testimony and documents related to special counsel Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Trump’s “dangerous” and “lawless” assertion of executive privilege had triggered a “constitutional crisis.” Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) agreed, saying on Thursday that the administration “has decided they are not going to honor their oath of office.” She even suggesting for failing to cooperate with subpoenas. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), meanwhile, said the situation “is bigger than Watergate” in a Thursday interview on MSNBC. But as much as Pelosi and other top Democrats ratchet up the rhetoric ― railing against the unprecedented nature of a president bent on ignoring just about every means of congressional oversight ― they remain hesitant about actually opening …

Baker fired over royal baby chimp tweet

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDanny Baker explains what happened when his 5 Live bosses called him The BBC has sacked Danny Baker saying he showed a “serious error of judgement” over his tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby. The tweet, which he later deleted but which has been circulated on social media, showed an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption: “Royal Baby leaves hospital”. The BBC 5 Live presenter was accused of mocking the duchess’s racial heritage. Baker claimed it was a “stupid gag”. The 61-year-old presented a weekend show on the network. Report End of Twitter post by @prodnose Report End of Twitter …

Prison’s ‘nursery rhyme bush’ cut down

His widow was made aware of the appeal for tree cuttings and was “delighted to assist with this project”, the prison said. The original mulberry died through beetle infestation and canker, a Prison Service horticulturalist found. Prison officer Simon Richardson, who helped to remove the dead tree, said: “It became a project because [the mulberry] is so important to Wakefield prison, it’s instrumental in the place, everything revolves around it. “Unfortunately it’s dead, but the aim is to replace it – we’ll have one here where the original was and possibly another one at the other end of the jail so everyone can see it.” Cuttings will be taken from the 30-year-old mulberry and attempts will then be made to …

Uber, Lyft Drivers Go On Strike In Cities Nationwide

Drivers for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are going on strike in cities across the country Wednesday, demanding higher pay and better working conditions.   Thousands of driverscities nationwidePhiladelphiaLos Angeles Rideshare Drivers UnitedNew York demanding in March after Uber cut drivers’ pay in the L.A. area by about 25% in March ― reducing its per-mile rate from 80 cents to 60 cents per mile.   “We provide an essential service, but Uber and Lyft investors are the only ones reaping the benefits,” Karim Bayumi, a driver who is part of the organizing team in L.A., said in a news  before Wednesday’s strike. The 40-year-old father of two last month that he is a full-time rideshare driver working six days a …

Trump Admin Can Keep Forcing Asylum-Seekers To Wait In Mexico, Court Rules

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration can continue to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico to wait for their U.S. immigration court proceedings.  in place while immigration advocates challenge its legality in court. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit marks the second time a three-judge panel with the court has overturned the decision of a federal judge in San Francisco, who ordered the government to halt the program, known as Migration Protection Protocols. The appeals court now has a larger conservative by federal courts on other immigration issues, and a big upset for advocates who say the policy endangers immigrant lives. “It’s a disappointment for sure,” said Anna Joseph, an attorney with the Institute …