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The Guardian view on famine in Ethiopia: food must not be a weapon | Editorial

People are starving in the Tigray region. The culprit is the devastating warIn the early 1980s, as a terrible famine claimed between 400,000 and 1 million lives in Ethiopia, the international community responded to what was widely misunderstood and misreported as a natural disaster. Famines are never just a matter of drought. Human Rights Watch later noted that Ethiopia’s repeated crises – especially the devastating one of 1983-85 – “were in large part created by government policies, especially ...
Tags: Africa, Famine, Society, World news, United Nations, War Crimes, Ethiopia, Somalia, Human Rights Watch, Tigray, Rape and sexual assault, Tigray People 's Liberation Front


5:12 a.m.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Mark Zuckerberg's reputation has gone from heralded genius to 'worst Bond villain ever.' So why do so many business school grads still want to be the next Zuckerberg?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about "News Tab" at the Paley Center, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in New York. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Despite the declining reputation of Big Tech, many business school grads are setting out to become the next great tech founder. Tom Eisenmann, an entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, set out to examine why so many grads are attracted to startup's in his new book "Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success." But beyond providing a ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Review, Opinion, Mba, Stanford, America, Trends, Strategy, Society, Economy, Yale, Bond, Ftc


"It was Yang’s answers on homelessness and mental health at the final debate that finally settled it for me."

"Every other candidate spoke of homelessness as a disaster for the homeless. Yang discussed it as a quality of life problem for everyone else. 'Yes, mentally ill people have rights, but you know who else have rights?' he asked. 'We do: the people and families of the city.' For Yang, I suspect, a successful mayoralty would mean restoring Michael Bloomberg’s New York, an extremely safe, pleasant place for tourists and well-off families like mine, but one where many poorer people were financially s...
Tags: New York, Law, NYC, America, Poverty, Michael Bloomberg, Yang, Michelle Goldberg, City Life, Ann Althouse, Andrew Yang


"Who cares about a parenting memoirist’s removal from a law-school teaching roster?"

"The answer is, in part, because this story manages to touch on seemingly every single cultural flashpoint of the past few years. Chua’s critics see a story about #MeToo—because of her husband, but also because Chua supported the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, even after he was accused of sexual assault. Meanwhile, Chua’s defenders see a morality tale about liberal cancel culture. 'What they’ve done to you is SOP'—standard operating procedure—'for conservative allies but chi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Yale, Lulu, Megyn Kelly, Yale Law, Amy Chua, Chua, Yale Law School, Niall Ferguson, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Jed -RSB- Rubenfeld


Me, at sunrise.

Video by Meade: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Sunrise, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


"Think of Pearl Street in Boulder, with its winding paths, large trees, public art, live music and abundant outdoor cafes."

"That’s the kind of exciting destination that could help bring back [Madison's] State Street — and go beyond what it has been. Instead of a river of concrete for buses to rumble down, State Street could be a walkable park for people, who would be prioritized over vehicles. The mayor last week brushed off support among Downtown business owners for taking buses off State Street, calling them desperate and willing to try anything. That might be true, given how devastating the pandemic, weak econom...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Urban Planning, Boulder, Buses, Madison, University Of Colorado, State, University Of Wisconsin, Don, State Capitol, State Street, Pearl Street, Wisconsin State Journal, City Life, Ann Althouse


Children of obese mums at higher risk of fatty liver disease – study

Researchers say influences in the womb may play a role in increasing the risk of developing the conditionChildren of obese mothers have a greater risk of developing fatty liver disease in their 20s, according to researchers who say policymakers need to do more to tackle the promotion of poor-quality food and drink.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can be caused by obesity. If it progresses it can lead to serious health problems such as cirrhosis and liver cancer, while high levels of fat...
Tags: Health, Science, Obesity, Society, Medical Research


Who breaks up with you by telegram?

I'm reading "50 Reasons to Love Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’/The singer-songwriter questioned everything on her fourth album. Twenty-five musicians speak about the LP’s enduring power on its 50th anniversary" (NYT), and there's this, from Graham Nash:Obviously there are a couple of songs on the record that I recognize, from when she would write them in the house, that involved me. “My Old Man,” “River.” She finished the album after we parted, but for many months I saw her there writing this stuff. It ...
Tags: Law, Joni Mitchell, Joan, Graham Nash, Laurel Canyon, Ann Althouse


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PÉNAL : La requérante a démontré que la juge autorisatrice avait été induite en erreur et que, si l’enquêteuse dénonciatrice lui avait fait un portrait complet de la situation, elle n’aurait pas ...
Tags: Law, Canada, Poulin, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Québec PÉNAL, Manseau, Plamondon, de Manseau, Poulin lui dise


Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. It’s a summary of all Appeals, Oral Judgments and Leaves to Appeal granted from May 27 – June 17, 2021 inclusive. Appeals Civil Procedure: Court Record Access MediaQMI inc. v. Kamel, 2019 QCCA 814; 2021 SCC 23 (38755) In Québec, the Code of Civil Procedure give...
Tags: Law, Court, Queen, Court of appeal, Quebec, Trustees, Donovan, Morrow, Colucci, Summaries Sunday, Supreme Advocacy, Supreme Advocacy LLP, Supreme Court of Canada Supreme Advocacy LLP, Supreme Advocacy Letter, Kamel, Slatter


"Mr. Midgette, his hair painted and powdered silver-white and his face covered with pale makeup, passed himself off as Warhol at several colleges with Warhol’s blessing..."

"... fielding questions after showings of Warhol films.... Mr. Midgette pulled off his impersonation at a time when Warhol’s reputation had begun to spread beyond New York City but when, to most of America, he was still more of a vague concept than a recognizable personality.... 'The one thing I knew about Andy was, you could answer any question any way you liked and it would be fine,' he said... 'It might not have been the same thing he would say, but it would make as much sense... It made me r...
Tags: Law, New York City, America, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Performance art, Andy, Midgette, Ann Althouse


Man finds ‘guardian angel’ who saved him from stroke

After Twitter appeal Mathew O’Toole’s family makes contact with Danielle who stopped on London street to helpThe family of a man who had a stroke on a street in central London has found the “guardian angel” who saved his life after an appeal on Twitter.Mathew O’Toole, 47, was sitting on a bench outside a coffee shop on Wigmore Street in Mayfair on 10 June when he began vomiting and sweating. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, London, Society, UK News, Stroke, Mayfair, Danielle, Wigmore Street, Mathew O'Toole


"The President’s Conditional Pardon Power"

The title of this post is the title of in the latest issue of the Harvard Law Review.  Here is the end of the Note's introduction: This Note concludes that the President’s pardons may not include conditions that deprive an individual of rights not already deprived by that individual’s conviction (or, in the case of preemptive pardons, rights that would have been deprived by a guilty plea).  This internal limitation is externally reinforced by the Due Process Clause.  This Note’s historical an...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Harvard Law Review Here, Conditional Pardon Power


Trudeau makes global vaccine pledge but how committed is Canada?

Promise to donate 100m doses highlights questions about Canada’s seriousness in helping poorer countries vaccinateCanada has secured enough potential coronavirus vaccines to fully protect every resident nearly seven times over, even as a global shortage has forced poorer nations to wait.After initial hiccups with its vaccination plan, more than 65% of Canadians have now received at least one dose, edging ahead of early leaders Israel and the UK, and on Friday, Justin Trudeau said 68m doses will ...
Tags: Health, UK, Israel, Americas, Society, World news, Canada, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Coronavirus


Under-18s could be ‘reservoirs’ for virus when all adults are jabbed, expert warns

Unvaccinated children have potential to drive third wave of highly transmissible Delta variant, says virologistThe drive to vaccinate all adults over the age of 18 in the UK could lead to the concentration of Covid-19 cases in schoolchildren, a leading British virologist has warned.Under-18s would then become reservoirs in which new variants of the virus could arise, said Julian Tang, of Leicester University. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Children, Society, UK News, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Julian Tang, Leicester University Continue


Giles Yeo: ‘Let’s consider the type of food we eat, and not fixate on calories’

The scientist and broadcaster discusses the drawbacks of calorie-counting and BMI in measuring obesity, and how our growing understanding of genetics is leading to new treatmentsSince the dawn of the 20th century, almost all weight loss guidelines have used calories as a simple measure of how much energy we’re consuming from our food. But according to Giles Yeo, a Cambridge University research scientist who studies the genetics of obesity, there’s one problem: not all calories are created equal....
Tags: Science, Nutrition, Biology, Obesity, Life and style, Society, Genetics, Diets and dieting, Yeo, Giles Yeo, Wilbur Olin Atwater, Giles Yeo a Cambridge University


Ask Philippa: meet the Observer’s brilliant new agony aunt

As psychotherapist and author Philippa Perry becomes our new agony aunt, she reveals why helping you with your worries will help us all. Plus, a special welcome from Jay RaynerJohn Dunton founded the Athenian Mercury in the 1690s. A paper that consisted of readers’ questions and the answers. His idea was that readers could send in dilemmas to be answered by a panel of experts, the Athenian Society. But his great innovation was that they could do so anonymously and this has remained a feature of ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Media, Life and style, Society, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Mental Health, Dunton, Philippa Perry, Philippa, Jay RaynerJohn Dunton


From Tudor courts to BLM, a book brings London’s black history to life

The work highlights the plaques and art that celebrate a neglected side of the capital’s cultureShe’s 10ft tall, barefoot, with a simple wrap dress stretching across her breasts and belly. She holds aloft an infant, gazing into its eyes. This is Bronze Woman, a statue on a busy traffic junction in Stockwell, south London. Unveiled in 2008, it was then the first public statue of a black woman on permanent display in England.“I used to pass by but never knew what it was for many years. One day I f...
Tags: Books, England, London, Race, Society, UK News, Culture, BLM, Tudor, Black Lives Matter Movement, Stockwell, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal, Avril Nanton


The grounded backpackers filling their gap years with volunteering

With foreign travel tricky this summer, some people are make a difference closer to home, be it building chicken coops or trekking with llamasDjembe Askins had planned to be very far from home this summer, travelling around south-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Then the pandemic hit. But rather than completely abandon his gap year-style trip, the 24-year-old decided to transplant it to the UK.Askins, who left his job at a bank in London, has spent the past nine months volunteering at farms...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Wales, Society, UK News, New Zealand, Volunteering, Volunteering Holidays, Asia Australia, Askins, Coronavirus


Unfriend and Suspend

The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for six months for two comments on Facebook Beginning in June 2020, ODC received complaints from forty-six separate individuals regarding statements Respondent made on his Facebook page. At that time, Respondent... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, South Carolina Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Facebook Beginning


Thousands Have Signed an Online Petition for Jeff Bezos to Buy and Eat the Mona Lisa

For some bizarre reason, thousands of people want Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to buy and eat the Mona Lisa. To clarify, the Mona Lisa in question is not food, it’s probably the same Mona Lisa you’re thinking of—the painting by Leonardo da Vinci that lives in the Louvre Museum in Paris.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Law, Visual Arts, Paris, Artists, Jeff Bezos, Mona Lisa, Willem De Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Works Of Art, Bezos, Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre Museum, AMY ADLER, Salvator Mundi


Youjo Senki Anime Returning to Win the War With Second Season

Little girl warmonger anime Youjo Senki is bringing back its magic-fueled action as a second anime season has been announced, certain to have many excited to see more of the protagonist’s cruelty as she attempts to defy an otherworldly being. The trailer for the anime is rather uneventful as it contains mostly talking: All the […]
Tags: Drama, Trailer, Fantasy, Military, Anime, Announcements, NUT, Image Gallery, Continuations, Youjo Senki


Protecting free exercise under Smith and after Smith

This article is part of a symposium on the court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Thomas C. Berg is the James L. Oberstar professor of law and public policy at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). Douglas Laycock is the Robert E. Scott distinguished professor of law at the University of Virginia.  Fulton v. Philadelphia is an important win for religious liberty. Philadelphia may not terminate its foster-care services contract with Catholic Social Services on the ground that CS...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Css, United States, Philadelphia, Smith, Boy Scouts Of America, Gillette, Fulton, Dale, Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Kavanaugh, Catholic Social Services


Coronavirus live news: Brazil records more than 500,000 deaths from Covid; US has given more than 317,100,000 jabs

Additional 2,301 fatalities push Brazil across grim milestone; US says 317,117,797 Covid vaccines have been administeredThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91See all our coronavirus coverage 10.34pm BST Expert...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, US, Society, World news, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Latin America, Reuters, Health Ministry, Milkha Singh, Coronavirus, COVID, Gonzalo Vecina


Coronavirus live news: Mexico City reshuts schools as it shifts up a tier; US has given more than 317,100,000 jabs

Mexico City had reduced restrictions only two weeks ago; US says 317,117,797 Covid vaccines have been administeredThird wave of Covid ‘definitely under way’ in UK, says expertHow Europe’s Covid vaccine rollout is catching up with UKCovid jabs for billions of humans will earn makers billions of dollarsNHS app gains 2.7m users as people rush to show Covid vaccine statusIndian athletics star Milkha Singh dies after catching Covid, aged 91See all our coronavirus coverage 8.59pm BST 8.42pm BS...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, US, Society, World news, Mexico City, Vaccines and immunisation, Namibia, Uae, United Arab Emirates UAE, Liberia Sierra Leone, Milkha Singh, Coronavirus, June Reuters


Four unhelpful myths about dementia: ‘Our bleak view is often unjustified’

Enduring myths lead to an undue anguish and reluctance to seek help for dementia. If you’re aware of them, prevention and delay are possibleA fear of dementia looms large in the minds of many, and understandably so. It is a condition with potentially devastating effects – incurable, progressive and which threatens to rob us of the essence of who we are. It is also a condition surrounded by unhelpful myths, however, and our bleak view is often unjustified. Prevention or delay are possible, and mu...
Tags: Health, Books, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Dementia


Juneteenth reflections on American justice systems

Befitting this forum, I thought to celebrate the first official federal holiday year for Juneteenth by rounding up some recent articles about the perspective it can provide on criminal justice issues in our nation. Here goes: From the AP, "Lawmakers mark Juneteenth by reviving ‘abolition amendment’" From the Brookings Institution, "To celebrate Juneteenth, elect officials focused on ending mass incarceration" From PBS NewsHour, "Lawmakers call for an end to forced labor for felons to mark Junete...
Tags: Law, Pbs, Wausau, Vera Institute of Justice, Douglas A Berman, Juneteenth


The ‘human rights’ sex trade case that will harm women

A European court judgment this week could reverse laws that protect the vulnerable and abusedA case to be heard in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg this week could have disastrous consequences for those campaigning to eradicate prostitution.The hearing is the first step in determining whether France’s laws on prostitution – which criminalise paying for sex – are constitutional, or whether they contravene the human rights of self-titled “sex workers”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, France, Prostitution, Society, European Court Of Human Rights, Strasbourg, Sex trade, Sexual Violence


"Do you think I control the laws of thermodynamics?!"

Video after the fold: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Relationships, Ann Althouse



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