Temperatures recorded by Arctic monitoring stations rose above freezing on Thursday, triggered by the same El Niño influenced weather events that have been deluging the UK with rain from Storm Frank. Canadian government meteorologist Nathalie Hasell told AFP that “this deep depression has pushed hot air as far as the North Pole, where temperatures are […]
A tale of finance, power and bribery in the Times today. Against a background of major clubs paying non-triers up to a million a month, endless hoopla and hype around the aptly-titled transfer market, phoney melodrama on the managerial merry-go-round, venerable clubs used as money-laundering operations by oligarchs bearing stolen billions, and much else along […]
Ian Murdock, founder of the Debian Linux distribution, died on Monday night, aged just 42. The Debian project has a remembrance page.
mostlysignssomeportents: Across the rich world, this decade has seen the rise of increasingly fierce anti-immigrant sentiment, much of it from self-identified Christians – as you recount the Christmas story this year, remember that Mary and Joseph fled religious persecution and sought asylum in a rich country, which took them in. As Woody Guthrie sang: “If […]
The legendary Lemmy has died just two days after receiving a cancer diagnosis.
The last of the great holdouts after AC/DC and Led Zeppelin allowed their back catalogues to be streamed. The Beatles’ catalogue will be available on Spotify for all of users from midnight tonight. Source: The Beatles catalogue streaming from tonight – Music-News.com
Star wars! (@ Light House Cinema – @lighthoused7 for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Dublin) https://t.co/mFbaFOmidY — Damian Murphy (@murf) December 22, 2015 And it was good.
The managerial merry go-round continues! Jose Mourinho to replace Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United?
Which is exactly what it’s not called, because that’d be far too honest. Instead, it’s proclaimed as the new ‘sharing economy’, where everyone can work as much as they need, hours are casual to suit you, you’re a ‘partner’ not an employee! Pure bull. It’s yet another way that capital accumulates capital, and exploits whomever […]