Jodrell Bank gets World Heritage status

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Soviet cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky (left), who went on three space flights, met Jodrell Bank founder Sir Bernard Lovell in 1967 The UN World Heritage Committee is meeting in Azerbaijan until 10 July to decide on the latest sites to be given the honour – awarded to areas considered to be important for the whole of humanity, which will be protected by international treaties. Jodrell Bank Observatory The site’s new accolade marks the end of a decade-long bid to gain World Heritage status, following a 2010 application to be included on the UK’s nominations shortlist. Professor Teresa Anderson, director of the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, said: “This is wonderful news and a great day in …

Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest shows the power of one newspaper’s investigation

New York (CNN Business)In the past year the Jeffrey Epstein case was catapulted onto the national news radar by one newspaper, the Miami Herald, and by one reporter in particular, Julie K. Brown. The paper’s “Perversion of Justice” series came out last November, and Brown has stayed on the story ever since. Brown, true to form, shifted the spotlight: “The REAL HEROES HERE were the courageous victims that faced their fears and told their stories,” she tweeted Sunday. Brown was actually scheduled to interview another one of Epstein’s accusers on Monday. Instead, she cancelled that flight and booked a ticket to New York. She’ll be in court on Monday when Epstein has a bail hearing. “There are some women who …

4 moments on CNN that helped shape Ross Perot’s political path

(CNN)Ross Perot, the billionaire tycoon who mounted two unsuccessful third-party presidential campaigns in the 1990s, died Tuesday, a family spokesman confirmed to CNN. He was 89. 1993 NAFTA debate: Al Gore vs Ross Perot (Full debate) Perot took on Vice President Al Gore on “Larry King Live” in November 1993 to debate the merits of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which had been passed by Congress but not yet signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Perot argued the agreement would lead to a loss of American jobs. Perot denies he cost Bush the election

Notes from a Hollywood divorce: ‘We had a primal connection. But we hung by a thread for years’

I wrote a part for my husband in my first movie. By the time filming was over, so was our marriage In every city Ive lived, my sister has been the one to set up the printer, testing it by printing me the lyrics to George Michaels Freedom! 90. I am not the only grown woman entwined with their family, as I am not the only British person entwined with George Michael. When, in 2010, he drove his car through the wall of the Hampstead Snappy Snaps, the resulting hole was quickly daubed with the legend WHAM, by a local who meant it in a loving way. Walking to the underground, I saw it (as well as the aftermath and …

Eton to offer 12 free sixth form places

Private school and Oxbridge ‘take top jobs’ Do schools help or hinder social mobility? Headmaster Simon Henderson said the school had a tradition of offering free places “to deserving pupils” since it was founded in 1440, adding that there were more than 80 pupils currently in the school “who pay no fees” “The Orwell Award will ensure that we continue this tradition by helping boys with tremendous potential but limited opportunity,” said Mr Henderson. “We are not targeting boys who will do well anyway. “We’re looking for applicants with vigour, talent and industry who, without proper support, will not be prepared for or even apply to the country’s top universities.” Related Topics Schools Social mobility Eton Original Article : HERE …

Mindy Kaling Flaunts Beach Body: ‘You Dont Have To Be A Size 0’ To Wear A Bikini

Mindy Kaling celebrated the “[I don’t know] who needs to hear this but… WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI. You don’t have to be a size 0,” the actress wrote in an Instagram post this weekend alongside photos of her rocking some bright high-waisted bikinis. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Jul 5, 2019 at 3:42pm PDT “What I was struck about Hawaii is that everyone wears bikinis. It does not matter what your body type is ― you rock a bikini because you’re in Hawaii,” Kaling said. “And there’s so much body positivity there that I ― who was always shy about my body ― would wear bikinis.” …

Marianne Williamson Inserts Herself Into Vogue Photo Shoot Via A Funny Meme

Marianne Williamson may have been snubbed by Democratic candidates. Scroll across to see the picture: The image, that Williamson admitted in the post’s caption was “found on the internet,” showed her face inside a picture frame above her female rivals. expressed her anger at being left out of the photo shoot with Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. It accompanied the publication’s article, titled “Madam President? Five Candidates on What It Will Take to Shatter the Most Stubborn Glass Ceiling”  The framers of the Constitution did not make Vogue magazine the gate keepers of America’s political process, here to determine who and who is not to be considered a serious political candidate,” she wrote on Instagram. View this post …

MP urges Corbyn to revisit May’s Brexit plan

Mr Corbyn is also facing pressure from his own party to back Remain and a second referendum on leaving the EU. Johnson wants say in spending post-Brexit aid cash Tory leadership: Compare the candidates MP’s hope for single market Brexit plan But Mr Kinnock is one of 25 Labour MPs who are against another referendum. “The key point is that this is not the withdrawal agreement that failed to get through parliament. This is a Withdrawal Agreement Bill which was the result of cross-party talks and it’s actually full of concessions to Labour’s negotiating position,” he told BBC Radio Wales’ Sunday Supplement programme. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are battling to become the next …

Hunt backs protection for Christians worldwide

Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’ Alarm over China’s Church crackdown Pope decries killing of Christians It said the Foreign Office should identify the “particular character” of discrimination against Christians, alongside “similar definitions for other religions”. Boris Johnson, Mr Hunt’s rival in the Conservative leadership race, also signalled his backing for the report. Image Copyright @BorisJohnson @BorisJohnson Mr Hunt said he thought officials should clearly call out specific anti-Christian hatred using the term ‘Christophobia’. “We need to recognise that there is a specific Christian-related issue that goes beyond the championing of freedom of religious belief,” he added. The bishop’s report estimated estimated that one in three people suffer from religious persecution, with Christians the most persecuted religious group. ‘Not about …

Tory leader voters ‘issued two ballots’

The vote closes on 22 July, with the result announced the following day. Leadership hopefuls face Welsh members Tory leadership: Compare the candidates Intelligence claims raise Johnson trust issue again Young members’ take on the next PM BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme has learned that some members have received two ballot papers, in some cases because members live and work in different constituencies and may have joined local Conservative Associations in both areas. People who have changed their name, after marriage for example, may also have been affected. The BBC has seen duplicate ballot papers which have been issued to the same person at the same address. The Conservative Party and the independent body hired to scrutinise the running of …

US Constitution Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at United States Constitution, which establishes and sets forth the ultimate law of the land. Reserved powers, as dictated by the Tenth Amendment, belong to the states or the people. State powers include the right to legislate on divorce, marriage and education. The right to own property and the right to be tried by a jury are powers reserved for the people. In some cases, there are concurrent powers, where both the federal and state governments may act. The federal government has authority in case of a conflict. Final authority in the interpretation of the Constitution lies with the Supreme Court. It can overturn any law that conflicts with any part of the Constitution. Original copies of …

Astronomers Have Observed The Atmosphere Of A Planet Like No Other In The Solar System

For the first time, researchers have been able to observe the atmosphere of a planet between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. Gliese 3470 b is a world 96 light-years away, orbiting a star roughly half the size of the Sun. It is 12.6 times the mass of our planet and slightly smaller than Neptune, which weighs 17 times the mass of the Earth. As reported in Nature Astronomy, this planet delivered quite the surprise to astronomers. Using the combined power of the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Spitzer infrared observatory, they discovered a clear atmosphere of hydrogen and helium, the main components of stars. “We expected an atmosphere strongly enriched in heavier elements like oxygen and carbon which are forming …

Swimmer’s bid to reveal micro-plastics pollution

She has swum “from source to sea” along a river in Snowdonia and this month will study rivers in the Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. However, she fears what the results from her “frog’s eye view” may prove. “I wanted a challenge but I also wanted to find something out that would be useful,” she said. “If we were to find micro-plastics in rivers as high as Snowdonia or in remote areas, we have to ask how did it get there? It must be in the water-cycle. The only way it could get there is by [rain].” Laura braved snow and icy water temperatures at 2,000ft up Crib Goch peak in Snowdonia, in April. Image copyright PA Media …

Gwyneth Paltrow Roasted After She Doesn’t Recognize Co-worker For 3rd Time

Gwyneth Paltrow, purveyor of Actor Sebastian Stan, who played Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in “Captain America” and the Avengers movies, called out Paltrow ―  who played Pepper Potts― after she failed to recognize him for an astounding third time.  “Also glad I got to reintroduce myself to @gwynethpaltrow for the third time. We are in the same film…” he wrote, adding a shrugging emoji that said it all.  While Paltrow didn’t respond to the Instagram ― which Stan tagged her in! ― his followers loved the caption.  Paltrow didn’t remember she was in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” “Yeah, well, we were in ‘Spider-Man’ together,” Favreau said. “Remember we were on ‘Spider-Man’?” She did not.  “We weren’t in ‘Spider-Man,’” Paltrow said, never looking up from her …

Trump faces ‘limited paths forward’ on census citizenship question

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is facing “limited paths forward” as lawyers explore options for adding a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census after the Supreme Court ruled against it last week, a source familiar with ongoing discussions told CNN on Thursday. “Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice are working very hard on this, even on the 4th of July!” the President wrote, before departing the White House for his Virginia golf club. The White House said late Thursday that the President was “looking at every option.” “The Supreme Court ruled that it is legal to have a citizenship question in the census if there’s an appropriate explanation — and it should come as no surprise President Trump …