O’Neill sees off challenge for her Sinn Fin role

Report End of Twitter post by @JohnODowdSF Ahead of the conference, several high-profile Sinn Féin members had spoken publicly about who they would be supporting. Image copyright Press Eye Image caption John O’Dowd is an MLA for Upper Bann and a former Stormont minister for education She was announced as Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader on 23 January that year, two months before the death of Mr McGuinness. The next year, she was the only candidate nominated to replace Mary Lou McDonald as the party’s vice-president. Mrs McDonald was elected as party president, replacing Gerry Adams who stepped down after 35 years. Mr O’Dowd briefly filled in as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister in 2011 when Mr McGuinness ran as a …

Is your home constantly set to a ‘sexist’ temperature? You’re not alone | Arwa Mahdawi

A new study finds men tend to get their way in household temperature discussions while women must compromise Sign up for The week in patriarchy, a newsletter on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. thermostat dictator who rules the temperature dial with an iron fist. As it turns out theres a gendered nature to this the thermostat dictator is normally a man. The study, told CNN. This hints at a status quo gender bias in thermostat settings that leads to a home thermal environment that does not cater to womens preferences. Womens preferences, by the way, tend to veer towards warmer environments, while men prefer it chilly. There is actually a fascinating scientific reason for this: it is because men …

Teacher Collects All The Weird And Funny Things That Kids Say When Their Parents Arent Around (40 Pics)

NYC school teacher Alyssa Cowit was so fascinated by the questions and comments from her Kindergarteners that she decided to start an Instagram account, called She wants to help adults to understand that children are not always acting outrageously to seek attention, but instead thinking out loud, soaking up new information, and solving problems 24/7. I Did My Homework in My Head: (And Other Wacky Things Kids Say)‘ and is full of “Irresistible quotes from the elementary school classroom that prove kids really do say the darndest things–and even more so when their parents aren’t around!” #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30 #31 See Also on Bored Panda Original Article : HERE ;

Police use forensic genealogy to make arrest in ‘Potomac River Rapist’ case

(CNN)A serial assailant known as the Potomac River Rapist assaulted at least 10 women — killing one of them — during the 1990s, police and FBI said. Authorities in the Washington area didn’t know if Warrick had a lawyer yet. He has not yet entered a plea. Woman killed in 1998 Warrick will be charged by Washington Metropolitan Police with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of first-degree murder, the department said in a statement posted to its website. He is accused of killing Christine Mirzayan, 29, a National Academy of Sciences intern. She was walking home from a cookout on August 1, 1998, in the district when she was pulled into a wooded area, raped and …

Boss Notices His Employee Sobbing At Her Desk, And His Act Of Kindness Turns Her Into The Best Employee

Companies often take their employees for granted. Withholding raises and promotions, piling up extra work and eliminating fringe benefits, they certainly know how to take advantage of their workers. But it doesn’t have to be like this. And this story by Bernie Reifkind proves it. Recently, he told his LinkedIn connections about the time he stumbled upon a mom employee, crying at her desk. She’d been up all night, was out of sick days, and her child was ill. However, instead of telling her to suck it up, Bernie did something that modern managers are forgetting about. It’s called being a decent human being and showing empathy. Image credits: Bernie Reifkind But if you’re unhappy with your boss and think …

Large-scale tree planting ‘no easy task’

Tories and Lib Dems in rival tree-planting pledges Tree planting rise ‘needs to happen quickly’ Tree planting: Your questions answered Experts in forestry say a huge programme of tree planting is needed if the UK is to have any chance of reducing its carbon emissions to effectively zero. They also say that the aim, though difficult, is feasible but will depend on careful planning – “to get the right trees in the right places”, as one specialist put it to me. Finding enough land may be one of the toughest challenges. Farmers will want incentives to convert their fields to forests, not just to help with the cost of planting trees but also to compensate them for the long decades …

Bill Gates tops Jeff Bezos as richest person in the world

San Francisco (CNN Business)Bill Gates is back on top. Bezos, who this year paid out a significant portion of his Amazon stake in his divorce from his wife of 25 years MacKenzie Bezos, now sits at second with a net worth of $108.7 billion. Gates recently commented on his wealth in response to a wealth tax proposed by some Democratic political candidates, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He said he’s paid more than $10 billion in taxes already and it would be fine with him to up that to $20 billion. However, having to pay $100 billion would prompt him to start “to do a little math about what I have left over.” Original Article : HERE ;

Astronomers Now Know How Buckyballs Form In Space

Without contest, the best name in chemistry is Buckminsterfullerene. These are complex-carbon molecules shaped like a soccer ball and for this reason, are also known as “buckyballs“. These molecules have been unexpectedly discovered in space and astronomers have finally worked out how they might form in the nebulae around dying stars. As reported in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the team tried to recreate conditions found in circumstellar space. They used an instrument called the transmission electron microscope (TEM) that can simulate planetary nebulae conditions well and looked at what happened to a common type of stardust found there. This stardust is made mostly of silicon carbide. The researchers placed the silicon carbide molecules in the TEM and then hit them …

Ben Shapiro blasts Boston University students ‘triggered’ by campus speech

Ben Shapiro, the Daily Wire editor-in-chief and host of The Ben Shapiro Show, is set to speak at Boston University Wednesday with a minority group already saying the title of his talk has “overwhelmed” and “triggered” them. (Young America’s Foundation) The conservative commentator, who has repeatedly spoken out against and been a target of white supremacists, responded Tuesday. HARVARD STUDENT GOVERNMENT VOTES TO CONDEMN CRIMSON NEWSPAPER FOR GETTING COMMENT FROM ICE “It’s supremely typical of campus radicals to dismiss the content of a speech they haven’t heard,” Shapiro told The Daily Wire, for which he is editor-in-chief. “Suffice it to say, I have never and will never downplay the horrors or legacy of slavery…I look forward to all of us exercising our …

Labour’s lack of BAME candidates ‘disappointing’

‘Get with the programme’ Ms Taj said seeing the Welsh Conservatives and Welsh Lib Dems select BAME candidates in key seats puts the matter in sharp focus for Labour. Wales has never had an ethnic minority MP. “It’s that moment where you’ve got to wake up and smell the coffee,” she said. “Because those two parties, as much as I disagree with their politics, the fact of the matter is that they have clearly put something in place that has encouraged more people to come forward. “And we need to get with the programme, we need to actually accept that if we are going to win elections, we need to have a wider pool of candidates who are much more …

The quest to find Joe Biden’s young supporters do they actually exist?

Young people are getting Bernie Sanders tattoos and Andrew Yang even has his own Yang Gang but at Biden rallies, the youth vote is conspicuously absent Young people like Bernie Sanders. They flock to his rallies and the memes. Pete Buttigieg, despite his unradical, centrist policies and general air of clean-shirtedness, Yang Gang are an often youthful phenomenon of their own. Joe Biden? Not so much. Youngsters arent memeing Joe Biden. There isnt a run on Biden merchandise on college campuses. No one is getting Bidens face tattooed on their arms and legs. Crushingly, a recent poll showed that a piece of legislation experts say contributed to a dramatic decline of domestic abuse. Joe Biden became my hero that day. …

Venice Council Is Flooded Moments After Rejecting Climate Change Measures

Just moments after Venice’s Veneto council rejected measures to combat climate change, their palace was swamped with an unprecedented wave of flooding linked to – you guessed it – climate change. Andrea Zanoni, a Democratic Party councilor, shared the moment of bittersweet irony in a Facebook post on Wednesday. He explained that the Veneto Regional Council was in the process of discussing the regional budget for 2020 at the Palazzo Ferro Fini, a palace of Venice where the local council sits. According to Zanoni, the alliance of populist right-wing parties – including Lega Nord, Brothers of Italy, and Forza Italia – reported rejected amendments to the budget that would put more money towards counteracting climate change. “[The] budget does not contain any concrete action …

40 Photographs That Explore The Relationship Between Animals And Humans By Steve McCurry

Scroll down for Bored Panda’s in-depth interview with Steve McCurry. stevemccurry.com | Facebook This post may include affiliate links. #1 Kathmandu, Nepal #2 Bamiyan, Afghanistan A second favorite, according to McCurry, was a photo he took in Thailand. “I photographed this novice monk studying Buddhist writings in the late afternoon at a monastery in Aranyaprathet, Thailand, near the border with Cambodia. I watched the changing light as the monks went about both the mundane and sacred duties of their day. With the simple use of wood and fabric, of shades of saffron from mustard gold to deep orange, their environment was serene. The patient cat completed the scene of contemplation and peace.” “It is my hope that people will see animals …

120,000 Ribbons Hover Where The Berlin Wall Once Stood To Mark The 30-Year Anniversary Of Its Fall

During a time when it seems like walls between individuals and nations are popping up left and right, we are also reminded of when walls were torn down and people were once again reunited. On November 9th, Berlin celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The highlight of the celebration was Patrick Shearn’s and his Poetic Kinetics team’s colorful motion art installation comprised of 120,000 colorful fabric ribbons. Berlin hosted an open-air art installation commemorating the Peaceful Revolution’s 30th Anniversary Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Poetic Kinetics on Instagram Around 9,500 feet of rope was used for the installation with more than 1,250 hand-tied knots. The work of art swayed majestically …

Condoleezza Rice says Trump asking Ukraine to investigate Biden is ‘out of bounds’

Washington (CNN)Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who has largely remained silent on issues concerning President Donald Trump, said Monday that the President’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden were “out of bounds” and called the administration’s shadow foreign policy in Ukraine “deeply troubling.” “But frankly, I don’t even know the degree to which that’s case. It’s troubling. It’s deeply troubling.” Rice, who also served as Bush’s national security adviser, said “the world shouldn’t get confusing messages from the United States of America.” Trump has denied doing anything improper. The comments from the former secretary represent a rare public critique of Trump, whom she has largely remained mum on throughout his tenure. During the 2016 campaign, Rice called …

Meet Arrokoth, The Official New Name Of The Furthest World Ever Explored

On January 1 of this year, NASA’s New Horizons reached a remote small Kuiper Belt object then known as 2014 MU69. It’s the furthest world ever explored, and now has a brand-new (via a slight detour) name: Arrokoth. Arrokoth is a Native American term that means sky in the Powhatan/Algonquian language. The name was submitted to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and Minor Planet Center by the New Horizon team with consent from Powhatan Tribal elders and representatives, and was announced at a ceremony at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “We graciously accept this gift from the Powhatan people,” Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, said in a statement. “Bestowing the name Arrokoth signifies the strength and endurance of …