Monday, 31 August 2015

The Labour Leadership election 2015

Who will you vote for in the Labour Leadership election 2015 ?:)))
P.s And why?
Labour leadership candidates 2015: Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Winston Churchill; To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.

 *The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

* Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

*All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill

                                        The price of greatness is responsibility. ( W. C)

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Julian Bond, a symbol of the 1960s civil rights movement(USA)

Julian Bond, a symbol and icon of the 1960s civil rights movement. As a Morehouse College student, Bond helped found the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and as its communications director, he was on the front lines of protests that led to the nation’s landmark civil rights laws.
Bond was a “visionary” and “tireless activist” for civil and human rights.  He advocated not just for African Americans, but for every group, indeed every person subject to oppression and discrimination, because he recognized the common humanity in us all.

 Julian Bond - Civil Rights leader
  American social activist and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond

White students started streaming south to protest on behalf of civil rights in 1960.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Presidents of the United States of America

          Victoria Woodhull 
Victoria Woodhull (1838 – 1927) was the first female candidate for President of the United States.  Her running mate, interestingly enough, was Frederick Douglass, the first African-American to run for Vice President. Her name is largely lost in history.
Also, Woodhull was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper and an activist for women's rights, civil rights and anti-slavery activist. She was an advocate of free love, by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference.

List of the Presidents of the United States of America.
  P. s You see, no woman president, yet. :)
  That's not fair! 
  So, Ready for Hillary Clinton  2016 :))))

 Hillary Clinton  is talking about important issues. I think she will be a great president, a credit to America, to our world and to women.   She sounds presidential. 
Khatia Shiuka

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

On Investigative Journalism

The future of Journalism
The internet and social media have now empowered the PR trade and freed it from subservience to the news media.
What does this mean for the future of journalism, and the future of the public interest?

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'Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed, everything else is public relations.'
George Orwell
(Photo; Bush House, BBC (ca. 1941): George Orwell participates in another session of Voice. Seated, from left to right, are Herbert Read (a literary critic and poet) and Edmund Blunden (poet and novelist).   Standing, from left to right, are George Woodcock (a Canadian-born pacifist, anarchist, historian, and essayist), Mulk Raj Anand, Orwell, and William Empson.)
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
Hunter S. Thompson
You will always have partial points of view, and you'll always have the story behind the story that hasn't come out yet. And any form of journalism you're involved with is going to be up against a biased viewpoint and partial knowledge.
Margaret Atwood

I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.
Kate Adie

Journalists are in the same madly rocking boat as diplomats and statesmen. Like them, when the Cold War ended, they looked for a new world order and found a new world disorder. If making and conducting foreign policy in today's turbulent environment is difficult, so is practicing journalism.
Henry Grunwald

I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
Tom Stoppard

Monday, 10 August 2015

Rosalind Franklin - The Dark Lady of DNA

Rosalind Franklin was a British scientist who first discovered the helix shape of DNA, was born in 1920. Franklin, who graduated with a doctorate in physical chemistry from Cambridge University in 1945, used her knowledge of x-ray diffraction techniques to take the first photo of DNA, referred to as Photo 51.
Rosalind Franklin is one of the 52 female scientists profiled in the excellent recent release “Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and The World."
I recommend the excellent biography "Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA."  
Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. -
Rosalind Franklin

Friday, 7 August 2015

Speak your mind even if your voice shakes. - Maggie Kuhn

Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.
Maggie Kuhn
Maggie Kuhn was social activist and founder of the Gray Panthers, was born in 1905, in Buffalo, New York. After being forced into retirement on her 65th birthday, Kuhn banded together with other retirees to form the Gray Panthers in 1970. The social action group focused on issues affecting older Americans including eliminating mandatory retirement ages, nursing home reform, and fighting ageism, as well as other pressing social issues such as poverty, peace and civil liberties.
 Kuhn was engaged in social activism throughout her life. In the 1930s and 40s, she taught classes to women on a variety of issues and caused controversy by addressing topics related to human sexuality including the mechanics of birth control, sex, and pregnancy.
Through her work with the Gray Panthers, she countered the then-popular "disengagement theory," which argued old age involves a necessary separation from society, and often criticized nursing homes, calling them "glorified playpens." To provide an alternative model for elderly living, Kuhn founded the National Shared Housing Resource Center to help connect people interested in shared housing arrangements. Kuhn herself shared her home in Philadelphia with younger adults who paid lower rent in exchange for their help with chores and their companionship.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Public Speaking

 The 7 Deadly Sins of Public Speaking.
So, how many of these speaking sins are committed in presentations you attend?:))

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Maria Mitchell 'Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going'

 Maria Mitchell ( 1818 –  1889) was an American astronomer.  Mitchell was the first professional female astronomer in America and the second woman in history to discover a comet. Mitchell's  parents believed, contrary to the practice of the time, in giving girls the same quality of education as boys. Her father, a school principal, taught her the basics of astronomy and, at age 12, she helped him to calculate the moment of an annular eclipse.

In 1847, her discovery of a comet that became known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet" -- the first by a woman since the discoveries by German astronomer Caroline Herschel in the late 18th century -- made her famous worldwide and she was awarded a gold medal prize for the discovery from King Frederick VII of Denmark. In 1865, she became a professor of astronomy at Vassar College. Among her many honors, Mitchell became the first woman member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1848 and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1850. She also co-founded the American Association for the Advancement of Women. Today, her legacy lives on at the Maria Mitchell Observatory, named in her honor in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

* We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.

* People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart, but how much the head, can bear.

* We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but is somewhat beauty and poetry.
 * Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Self made T-shirt, by Khatia Shiuka

I made T-shirt, I was inspired by an American abstract artist Jackson Pollock

me and my t-shirt

Jackson Pollock's Exhibition in The Tate Gallery.

Photos by K. S

Exhibition, Tate Gallery