Aisha’s former teammate Amaal began playing with the encouragement of a friend, a lively, well-liked girl named Faiza. One day, before a #game, al-Shabaab militants arrived at Faiza’s house. They took her to an empty lot and tortured her, cutting her body and face with shards of glass, shaved her head, and then left her to die. “It made me really scared for my life,” Amaal recalled. “You put your life in danger in this country because of the thing that you love.”#sports #HumanRights #Feminism #Problem #justice #torture #alShabaab #crime #news #death
This short film celebrates the "Pink Helmet Posse," three 6-year-old girls who share an unusual passion: skateboarding. Produced by: Kristelle Laroche and Be...
La montagne Sainte Victoire est un relief du sud de la France métropolitaine, près d'Aix-en-Provence. Cette montagne est le sujet principal de nombreuses oeuvres du peintre aixois Paul Cézanne. Altitude: 1300m -- The Montagne Sainte-Victoire is a mountain in southern France, overlooking Aix-en-Provence. It became the subject of a number of Cézanne's paintings. 6 GoPro 1440p each at 48fps, Latest patch to each GoPro Kolor/GoPro Software for Stitching ; Autopano Video and Autopano GiGa.
#USA Gymnastics also said the SafeSport center, set to open early next year, should improve child safety. But some child advocates fear the center is more about public relations than combating abuse. They say the U.S. Olympic Committee’s desire to maintain a golden image may conflict with the goal of exposing child #abuse in its ranks.
The fascinating finding comes from a #study published today in JAMA that found dieting adults who wore #activity monitors for 18 months lost significantly fewer pounds over that time than those who did not.
End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries? | New Scientist#politics #nationalism #future
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850-600-end-of-nations-is-there-an-alternative-to-countries/"“The future structure and exercise of political power will resemble the medieval model more than the Westphalian one,” Zielonka says. “The latter is about concentration of power, sovereignty and clear-cut identity.” Neo-medievalism, on the other hand, means overlapping authorities, divided sovereignty, multiple identities and governing institutions, and fuzzy borders."
Interesting article. The human race as a whole really needs to get a grip and start organizing this goddamn planet better. That is why I want #EU to succeed. Going back to more individual (and weaker alone) nation states is not the answer to the problems of anyone. It doesn't help people in that nation or humanity as a whole.
Yes, power needs to trickle down to more local areas, but what we don't need is a new round of nationalism. We need to break down nationalism, to be able to break down nations into more logical governing areas. Just like cities self-govern their own area, responsible to a larger area, which in turn is responsible to a larger area. Each level handles its own part in the system.
Nationalism breaks cooperation at imaginary borders into a discussion about "us and them" and fuels problems inside borders with minorities. Just like we're now seeing in #Britain, the rise of British nationalism increasing racist attacks from the ones who for some reason thing they are the "real Britons".
I know I will not see any improvement during my life time, considering things are actually getting worse at the moment. Nationalism is a disease and it is fuelled by #media, #sports and state #education. Everybody is taught from a baby to "belong to a nation", not "be a human".
One must hope that my kids at least would see the planet evolve into a global place where your identity is not defined by the imaginary borders someone once drew on a map. After all, nationalism itself is only a few hundred years old. Maybe we can get over it eventually.
"“The future structure and exercise of political power will resemble the medieval model more than the Westphalian one,” Zielonka says. “The latter is about concentration of power, sovereignty and clear-cut identity.” Neo-medievalism, on the other hand, means overlapping authorities, divided sovereignty, multiple identities and governing institutions, and fuzzy borders."
Photo ESPN's SportsCenter tweeted of the houses just outside a stadium in Havana
ESPN's SportsCenter tried to publicly shame President Obama today and his attendance at a Cuban baseball game by tweeting the photo above with the caption, "Meanwhile, next to the stadium in Havana..."
The implication was that there was poverty just outside the stadium where Obama was watching the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team. But the first response to the tweet reminds Americans that we have no right to get on any high horse about poverty. In fact, the conditions outside our own stadiums appear much more dire.
People started to tweet Google Street View shots showing the streets outside of major American stadiums.
Deadspin's Barry Petchesky pointed out that Willets Point, where the Mets play at Citi Field, doesn't even have sidewalks or sewers.
So I guess before you start calling out Cuba for being poverty stricken, maybe sports commentators at ESPN should get out of their box seats and look outside some American stadiums.
#espn #sports #propaganda #counterpropaganda #slums #usa #cuba #tweets #screenshots #stadiums #meanwhile