Catalan leaders did not engage in rebellion, Spanish court told

Defence rejects claim actions amounted to coup as landmark proceedings draw to close Lawyers for the Catalan separatist leaders on trial over their alleged role in the regions failed independence bid have flatly denied their clients engaged in violent rebellion against the Spanish state as unilateral independence referendum on 1 October 2017 and the Catalan parliaments subsequent the 12 defendants who include the former Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras, the former speaker of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell, and two influential grassroots activists, Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Snchez are accused of rebellion, which carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years. Other charges include sedition and the misuse of public funds. Last week, the state prosecutor described the push for …

Keanu Reeves Doesnt Touch People When Taking Pictures And Its Too Pure For This World (5 Pics)

Unprofessional Madman Unprofessional Madman Image credits: Image credits: Reeves had a tough childhood. His father left him and his mother when he was only 3 years old and his mother went on to marry three more times after that. He traveled along with his mother to Sydney, New York, and Toronto before he decided to leave for Los Angeles for good to start his acting career at the age of 15. His life is full of tribulations and tragedies like the birth of his stillborn daughter Ava, the death of his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Syme and the death of his dear friend and actor, River Phoenix. Now, he is described as a recluse who tries to stay away from the media and …

All I have done, no credit! Enraged Trump defends US-Mexico migrant deal

President tweets ire at New York Times and opponents as agreement to avoid tariffs comes under scrutiny The Trump administration was forced to defend its immigration agreement with Mexico on Sunday, bringing the highest number of monthly apprehensions made by US authorities in the past 13 years. In the deal announced with in the joint declaration during secretive negotiations over the past six months. On Sunday, the president fired off a series of enraged tweets as he headed for a second day of golf at his course in Sterling, Virginia. Lamenting what he called another false report in the Failing New York Times, he wrote: If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and …

Scientists Turn Type A Blood Into Universal Donor Blood

Around 117 million pints of blood are donated each year across the world. While that sounds like lake-loads of blood, incompatibility between blood types – the main ones being A, B, AB, and O – means that a transfusion isn’t always straightforward. Type O, however, is compatible with anyone who has Rhesus (Rh) positive blood, so is deemed a “universal” blood type as it can be freely accepted by anyone with A+, B+, AB+, or O+, which is three-quarters of the world’s population. Now, a new study has shown how enzymes can be used to covert A type red blood cells to “universal” donor O type blood cells. While the science is still in its early days, it has the potential to pave the …

New Study Answers Whether People Have “A Type When Looking For Love

You’ve no doubt had an experience where a friend introduces you to a new love interest and you’re faced with a doppelgänger of their not-so-pleasant ex: they have the same presence, the same interests, the same sense of humor. You’re pretty sure they even have the same shoes on. Rest assured, your gut feeling might not be too far from wrong. A new study has found that most people appear to have a “type” when it comes to dating, as reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Plenty of previous studies have looked at this phenomenon in terms of physical appearance and social background, but this research took a deep look at core personality traits across partners. Using …

Ireland ‘unwise’ to pick a fight over fishing

It is an eroded volcano that lies 260 miles (418km) west of the Western Isles and is only 100ft (30m) wide and 70ft (21m) high above the sea. ‘Very unwise’ The UK claimed Rockall in 1955, but Ireland, Iceland and Denmark have previously challenged that claim. The row between Scotland and Ireland broke out after increased activity from Irish vessels around Rockall and the Scottish government has said it will take “enforcement action” against Irish vessels found fishing within 12 miles of Rockall from Saturday. Mr Armstrong told the BBC the SFF was behind the move. Image caption Bertie Armstrong from the SFF believes it is a black-and-white case of illegality A spokeswoman from the Scottish government said: “Irish vessels …

All aboard the Bob Dylan express! How Rolling Thunder revved round America

When Dylan chanced upon a huge Roma gathering in France, he was transfixed and formed his own travelling supergroup. As Martin Scorsese brings its ragtag magic to screens, we hitch a ride back to 75 In May 1975, his marriage breaking up, Bob Dylan spent six weeks in the south of France. His host, an artist named David Oppenheim, had recently provided a painting for the back cover of Blood on the Tracks, an album of seemingly confessional songs that had taken Dylan back to the top of the charts. Critics acclaimed its songs as evidence that, after almost a decade of straying from the straight and narrow, he was prepared once again to bare his soul. But Dylan, as …

Guy Invents Glasses That Allow Short People To See The World From Above (+6 Other Inventions)

Dominic Wilcox “I was challenged by Microsoft Surface to think up some everyday problems and come up with some interesting or extraordinary solutions,” Dominic told Bored Panda. “It was for an exhibition in London in May. A few weeks earlier, I was at a gig standing near the back and I noticed a small woman dancing behind me who clearly couldn’t see the band because of all the tall people around. This gave me the idea to try to solve that problem. Also, I think we’ve all been at the cinema and someone big sits in front and blocks the view, this device could help, as long as you don’t block the view of the person behind you!” Dominic Wilcox …

Newly Discovered Pacific Hydrothermal Vents Hint At How Life Might Evolve On Other Ocean Worlds

A newly discovered abnormal hydrothermal vent discovered 120 kilometers (75 miles) off the west coast of America could help researchers find life on oceanic worlds beyond our own. Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog (SUBSEA), a collaborative partnership with NASA, NOAA, and the Ocean Exploration Trust, announced the discovery of the Apollo Vent Field found at Gorda Ridge, an underwater volcanic zone around 2,700 meters (8,900 feet) below the surface of the ocean. It’s believed that this area shares key characteristics with other ocean planets, and could help us understand the conditions that might make microbial life possible here.   Researchers found the novel field by looking at high-resolution bathymetry data of Sea Cliff, another hydrothermal field in the …

Netflix Renews ‘Russian Doll’ For Second Season

Netflix’s “Russian Doll” will return for an eight-episode second season, the show’s co-creator and star Natasha Lyonne announced Tuesday. Recode’s Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, with Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president for originals. The series’ first season, which premiered in February, received universal praise for its innovative premise, existential themes, dark twists and moody ambiance. Lyonne, who co-created the show with Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler, plays Nadia, who finds herself trapped in a seemingly endless time loop. On her 36th birthday, Nadia relives the same day over and over again, even after experiencing several versions of her death — each one returning her to the scene of her birthday party, where the cycle starts over again. “I have some ideas …

Call to ban wet wipes over blockages

After carrying out an inquiry into plastic, the assembly’s climate change committee said it had been “disappointed” by the actions ministers had taken so far. Plastics ‘in food chain’ It called for a “comprehensive, ambitious 10-year strategy” to be put together and implemented. “We shouldn’t wait for others and must take the lead where we can,” the committee’s chair, Labour AM Mike Hedges, said. “The public are supportive – we must harness their energy and enthusiasm and bring forward ambitious and transformative policies.” Plastics do not biodegrade – but break down over time into smaller and smaller fragments known as micro or nano plastics. They have been found in the soil, rivers and sea – and are known to be …

Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn’t Live With Her Husband, And We’re All For It Betches

reports, “Interestingly, she and [her husband] don’t live together yet, though he is close by. He sleeps at his own house when his children, Brody and Isabella, stay; on the other four nights he’s chez Paltrow.” So why don’t the lovebirds—she the founder of the lifestyle brand exclusively targeted at the .03% and he the co-creator of TV’s most terrifying shows, and —live together? I imagine it’s because every piece of furniture in her home is white and her OCD starts to act up when too many people breathe on it. But contrary to my theory, Gwyneth has no shame in revealing the real reason and I have to say, I’m about it.  . I think the reason Gwenyth’s admission …

Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk Split! – Perez Hilton

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk have called it quits. According to a People insider on Thursday, the Hangover actor and the model have officially decided to end their relationship, and are amicably working out how to share custody of their daughter Lea De Seine, who was born in March 2017. The thespian and the catwalk star began dating in the spring of 2015. Of course, this news isn’t entirely surprising. According to an Entertainment Tonight insider on Wednesday: “Bradley and Irina have been unhappy in their relationship for some time and have tried to make it work. They both want the best for their daughter, but seem to be coming to terms with the fact that staying together might not be for the …

The woman who makes cannabis oil ‘to help people’

I flew to Spain to meet Marie after a tip-off from a family I met in Scotland. Image caption Marie and the location of her cannabis oil operation need to remain anonymous In response, some people have been going to countries such as the Netherlands to get medical cannabis on prescription while others have turned to the black market. Experts warn this is a bad idea because their products are not pharmaceutical grade. They say there can be a “very real danger” because users do not know exactly what is in the dealer’s products. The family I met in Scotland felt they had a black market dealer who actually wanted to help people – that was Marie. Image caption The …

Why Did ‘Big Little Lies’ Change Its Coffee Shop In Season 2?

If you were looking to spill the tea in Season 1 of “,” the best place to go was the local coffee shop ― Blue Blues Cafe, in Monterey, California. There, Celeste (Reese Witherspoon) would chat away while the affable owner, Tom (Joseph Cross), was on hand with a friendly comment or to kick out Renata’s (Shailene Woodley). Ah, the good ol’ days. Season 2, however, takes the women to another venue to espresso themselves, a seaside gazebo-like coffeehouse, which makes its first appearance in an uncomfortable scene between Madeline and Celeste’s mother-in-law, Mary Louise Wright, played by Meryl Streep. That conversation is one of the highlights of , but it still manages to leave a Venti cappuccino-sized hole in …

An Increase In UV Light May Have Contributed To The Extinction Of The Neanderthals, Study Suggests

Homo neanderthalensis is an extinct species of archaic humans that lived in Eurasia until roughly 40,000 years ago. The cause of their extinction is an ongoing matter of debate. Now a new study has suggested that the weakening of Earth’s magnetic field may have been what pushed them over the edge. The magnetic field of our planet protects us directly from the solar wind, high-energy particles that flow outward from the Sun, and indirectly from the Sun’s ultraviolet light (UV). The ozone layer, our shield against the UV, is susceptible to high-energy particles (among other things) so a period of lower magnetic field strength could lead to a thinning of the ozone layer, allowing more UV to reach the surface. As …