Daily Archives: July 23, 2016

Teenage boys in Rottingdean school skirt protest over hot weather

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Image caption From left: George Boyland, Jesse Stringer, Kodi Ayling, and Michael Parker wore the skirts to school on two consecutive days

Four teenage boys have worn skirts to school in protest at being disciplined for wearing shorts on the hottest day.

The year nine students at Longhill High School in Rottingdean, East Sussex, were among about 20 boys who wore PE shorts instead of trousers on Tuesday.

Some were sent home, and others kept in isolation and excluded the next day.

When the four boys turned up in school skirts on Thursday, head teacher Kate Williams said they could “wear any part of the agreed school uniform”.

The mother of 14-year-old Michael Parker, who was one of the group, said three of the boys were initially told to remove the skirts, but all four of them kept them on.

Angela Parker said they wore them to school again earlier, and were joined by a further 10 boys.

The PE shorts worn by the boys on Tuesday were an official part of the uniform, bearing the school logo.

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BUSTED: 19,252 Emails from DNC Leaked by Wikileaks, and Oh MAN Are They Great!… — Freedom Is Just Another Word…

Yeah, it’s going to be a fun weekend. Source: BUSTED: 19,252 Emails from DNC Leaked by Wikileaks, and Oh MAN Are They Great! | RedState

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Why do consumers participate in ‘green’ programs? — Watts Up With That?

From MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company’s “green” program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by a Michigan State University researcher. Doing good makes customers feel good, and that “warm glow” shapes opinion, said Tomas Hult, Byington Endowed Chair and professor […]

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AIDS summit ends with call for more funding

Activists demonstrate during the plenary session of the 21st International Aids Conference in Durban on July 18, 2016. More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on July 18, issuing stark warnings that recent gains in the fight against the disease were under threat. The five-day International AIDS Conference returns to Africa 16 years after Nelson Mandela galvanised the world to take up the fight against AIDS, describing it as "one of the greatest threats humankind has faced". MATTHEW KAY / AFP

The International Aids Conference in South Africa wrapped up Friday with calls for increased funding as the search for a cure continues and with HIV infections running at around 2.5 million a year.

“The work simply isn’t done,” incoming International Aids Society (IAS) president Linda-Gail Bekker told thousands of delegates at a closing ceremony.

“During the five days of this conference, 15,000 people living with HIV have died… and more than 28,000 have been newly infected with HIV, of which 1,500 were young people from this country alone.

“This makes me outraged and appalled and I see no room for complacency.”

Around 15,000 scientists, campaigners and donors gathered in the South African port city of Durban to discuss the latest advances in tackling an epidemic that has claimed more than 30 million lives in 35 years.

But as the number of new infections has levelled off, funding has dipped.

A UNAIDS and Kaiser Family Foundation study presented at the conference this week pointed to a billion dollar drop in donor government funding, from $8.6 billion in 2014 to $7.5 billion last year.

“We’re at a particularly critical moment for the future of funding,” said Bekker, who is the first African women to lead the IAS.

The warning comes just over two months before the international financing organisation Global Fund’s conference in Canada.

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3 moments that might convince you Edgar Allan Poe was a time traveler.

I’m pretty positive that Edgar Allan Poe had (has?) the power to travel through time. Hear me out on this one.

It’s not just the well-known circumstances of his life — orphaned at a young age, father of the mystery novel, master of cryptology, maestro of the macabre. Nor am I referring to the head-scratching details of the days leading up to his death: how he was found on the street near a voting poll wearing someone else’s clothes, and during his subsequent hospitalization, he was alleged to babble incoherently about an unidentified person named “Reynolds.”

And I won’t even get into the confounding reports of a nameless figure who, for seven decades, would show up to Poe’s gravesite in the early hours of his birthday with a glass of cognac and three roses.

Tragic and curious, yes, but hardly evidence that the acclaimed horror writer could transcend the limits of space and time. No, my time travel theory concerns the author’s creative output, which you’ll soon see is so flukishly prophetic as to make my outlandish claim seem plausible — nay, probable!

The proof is in the pudding, and the pudding is a loosely linked map of flesh-eating floaters, crunched skull survivors, and primordial particles. OK, here we go…

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