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kennedy center appoints simone eccleston as first director of hip-hop culture




the director of programming at harlem stage in new york is heading to washington to become the first director of hip-hop culture at the kennedy center.the kennedy center announced the appointment of simone eccleston on wednesday. she'll start on march 13.the move is part of a push by the kennedy cen...



sensitivity readers, save us from offence! | arts & culture | free speech




the important work undertaken by sensitivity readers has taken some flak in the press. it all started when the ‘novelist’ lionel shriver wrote a despicable article, in which she argued that ‘unrelenting anguish about hurting other people’s feelings inhibits spontaneity and constipates creati...



sensitivity readers, save us from offence! | arts & culture | free speech




the important work undertaken by sensitivity readers has taken some flak in the press. it all started when the ‘novelist’ lionel shriver wrote a despicable article, in which she argued that ‘unrelenting anguish about hurting other people’s feelings inhibits spontaneity and constipates creati...



brian kennedy, malik yusef, jason boyd & more announced for ascap 'i create musi




four-time grammy-winning producer brian kennedy and six-time grammy-winning songwriter malik yusef are among the 32 hitmaking songwriters, producers and execs added to the lineup for the 12th annual ascap “i create music” expo.kennedy, who collaborated with rihanna for a decade, including her ...



mountain bike champ jenny blair hitting the road for oceania championships




jenny blair should be racing in the oceania mountain bike championships in toowoomba this weekend, but decided a babysitter is cheaper than a flight to queensland.instead the canberran will compete in her back yard on friday at the oceania road championships, to be raced on the cotter uriarra loop. ...



us soccer: players must stand during national anthem




u.s. soccer has adopted a rule requiring players on any national team to stand during national anthems.a photo confirming the rule, which the soccer federation's board of directors passed on feb. 9, was posted to twitter by fox soccer's stuart holden. according to holden, u.s. soccer president sunil...



understanding the front national | spiked




from the beginning, however, the front national was something of a catch-all for various left-behind elements in french society. in the 1970s this included monarchists who regretted the french revolution and the founding of the republic, anti-semites and wartime collaborators yearning for the vichy,...



spacex will take two people on a private trip to the moon




for the first time in 45 years, people are going to the moon.elon musk's spacex announced monday that it will bring two individuals on a paid trip to the moon. the mission take place in the second quarter of 2018, according to the company."like the apollo astronauts before them, these individuals wi...



google doodle marks 37 years of komodo national park




how often should a dragon visit the dentist? not so often, apparently — like sharks, komodo dragons' teeth are replaceable.this is one of the trifecta of bonus facts on komodo dragons conveyed by google doodle on monday in celebration of komodo national park's 37th anniversary. google's interactiv...



michael costigan setting up a national association to tackle domestic violence




the uncle of murdered canberra woman tara costigan is setting up a national association to fix a fragmented approach to tackling domestic violence.mr costigan said the association will consist of members from across the domestic violence sector in australia. michael costigan wants to set up a nation...



presstv-mexico city hosts show on national symbols




the national museum of anthropology and history in mexico city has opened an exhibition which discovers national symbols.the fair explores the relationship the mexican people’s ancestors had with nature and cosmogony.the exhibition has put on display 230 archaeological artifacts, pre and post-colo...



google doodle marks 37 years of komodo national park




how often should a dragon visit the dentist? not so often, apparently—like sharks, komodo dragons' teeth are replaceable.this is one of the trifecta of bonus facts on komodo dragons conveyed by google doodle, monday, in celebration of komodo national park's 37th anniversary. google's interactive d...



spacex is sending two private citizens around the moon in 2018




spacex was careful to note that there's no moon landing being attempted here. but still, this will be the first time in 45 years humans return to deep space, and the company says that these travelers will go further into the solar system than any humans have before. cnbc reports that the trip will t...



researchers use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials per




sometimes, you have to go small to win big. that is the approach a multilab, interdisciplinary team took in using nanoparticles and a novel nanoconfinement system to develop a method to change hydrogen storage properties. this discovery could enable the creation of high-capacity hydrogen storage mat...



detailed chemical structure of p22 virus resolved




scientists at baylor college of medicine, the lawrence berkeley national laboratory, massachusetts institute of technology and purdue university have completed a model of unprecedented near-atomic resolution of the chemical structure of the p22 virus. the study appears in the proceedings of the nati...



cute alert: cheltenham record-breaker gives birth to colt




cheltenham record-breaker quevega has given birth to a colt.the six-time mares’ hurdle winner at the cheltenham festival safely delivered her second foal just before midnight on 6 march.both mare and foal, who is by walk in the park, are doing well at the irish national stud in county kildare.the ...



olympian takes the solo honours at rottnest swim




olympic swimmer jarrod poort has taken the honours in the men's solo race in this year's rottnest channel swim.the marathon swimmer from new south wales was the first soloist to run up the beach at at thompson bay and takes home a cheque for $5000. around 2500 swimmers set off on this year's rottn...



olympian takes the solo honours at rottnest swim




olympic swimmer jarrod poort has taken the honours in the men's solo race in this year's rottnest channel swim.the marathon swimmer from new south wales was the first soloist to run up the beach at at thompson bay and takes home a cheque for $5000. around 2500 swimmers set off on this year's rottn...



greek police seize 143 kilos of cannabis | news




police said they confiscated 143 kilos of cannabis during two separate operations in northwestern greece.a 29-year-old albanian national was arrested on friday after police found 16 kilos of cannabis hidden in his car.the arrest took place after officers stopped the car on the preveza-igoumenitsa na...



spacex will fly two private passengers around the moon in 2018




spacex will make its first private space flight with public passengers next year, with two private individuals coughing up the cash for a round-trip around the moon. the flight, which is scheduled to take place some time in 2018, will use spacex‘s dragon 2 craft. though that has so far been used t...



most act primary schools fail to improve at national rate




most canberra primary schools failed to improve their students' literacy and numeracy at the same rate as other schools around australia.and two government high schools' students actually had worse writing scores in year 9 than they did two years earlier when they were in year 7. st francis of assis...



sandia use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performa




image: hydrogenation forms a mixture of lithium amide and hydride (light blue) as an outer shell around a lithium nitride particle (dark blue) nanoconfined in carbon. nanoconfinement suppresses all other intermediate... view more credit: sandia national laboratorieslivermore, calif. -- sometimes, y...



dandenong rangers take game one over perth lynx in wnbl semi final series




dandenong rangers did the job early then held on late to claim game one of their wnbl semi final series over perth lynx at dandenong stadium on saturday night.the rangers led by as much as 25 points early in the second half but had to withstand a desperate final term from the lynx who closed to with...



automated measurement system enhances quality, reduces handling in pu-238 produc




under a collaborative partnership between the national aeronautics and space administration (nasa) and the department of energy (doe), a new automated measurement system developed at doe's oak ridge national laboratory (ornl) will ensure quality production of plutonium-238 while reducing handling by...



presstv-iran, iraq to play behind-closed-doors friendly




the football federation of the islamic republic of iran (ffiri) says the iran men’s national football team, domestically known as team melli, and the iraq national football team are scheduled to play a behind-closed-doors friendly match next month.the ffiri announced on tuesday that team melli ...