Blackface turmoil comes amid bid to honor black tennis great

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 6 A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general. The man behind the street renaming says the confluence of the two unrelated developments […]

Governments need to be pivoted on happiness, wellbeing: Minister

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 6 While the world today is wealthier than ever before, levels of inequality have also increased and it has become “the issue of our time”. The pursuit of happiness is a philosophical debate that has been ongoing for centuries. But with rising inequality and life indicators worsening due to […]

‘Local giant’ Gerry Furney put Port McNeill on map with vision and wit

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 5 Gerry Furney devoted his life to his adopted home of Port McNeill on northeastern Vancouver Island, where he used his sharp mind, seemingly endless list of contacts and Irish charm to advocate for B.C.’s resource-based communities. His influence and public service extended beyond the borders of Port McNeill, which bills […]

Brexit lies could lead to long-term rupture in British politics

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 3 A proper accounting for Brexit will, eventually, be written. For that narrative to be compelling it will have to be compiled by psychiatrists, behavioural scientists, anthropologists and neuroscientists. Not, I suspect, with much involvement by economists. Opinion polls suggest a second referendum would be won by Remain. Pollsters have also […]

Sajid Javid accused of evading questions about suspects facing death penalty | Politics

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinPrint Post Views: 2 A senior Conservative MP has reprimanded the home secretary, Sajid Javid, for failing to answer parliamentary questions about the government exposing British citizens to the death penalty overseas. Charles Walker, chair of the Commons procedure committee, wrote to Javid describing his failure to respond to written queries from the Green […]