Police professional | SPA strengthens police engagement with “rarely heard” groups

SPA strengthens police engagement with “rarely heard” groups The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) is working with Police Scotland and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) to fund a series of projects aimed at improving engagement with ‘rarely heard’ communities. Sep 3, 2021 By Paul Jacques The rarely heard term refers to communities that are historically under-represented and may be …

Read More »

Hokusai at the British Museum – An Exciting Treasure of Original Drawings

“Lightning strikes dead Virūdhaka” by Katsushika Hokusai (c. 1820-1840) © The Trustees of the British Museum “I was speechless when I saw them, my heart was pounding,” says Tim Clark, former head of the Japanese section of the British Museum. “It was like meeting an old friend that you hadn’t seen for a long time.” Spread out in front of …

Read More »

François Vincent Cassidy | News, Sports, Jobs

Francis Vincent Cassidy, 93, of Lancaster, Pa., Died on July 22, 2021 after a long illness. Son of the late Edward Camillus Cassidy and Florine Marie (Harker) Cassidy of Newry. He attended St. Patrick’s School in Newry and graduated from Hollidaysburg High School. During the summers he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in the Round House and other jobs before …

Read More »

The strange race to find a billion years gone

“On these timescales, we’re not really good at fine-tuning an age for the exact missing time,” says Francis Macdonald, professor of geology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, who was also involved in the research. “And so the previous theory suggested that okay, it all forms once, with glaciation – but we say ‘no, it formed over hundreds …

Read More »

A RARE PAINTING FROM THE LAMDRE LINE OF TWO SAKYA MASTERS

A double-lineage painting by Lamdre Two enthroned lamas gaze toward the center of this square composition depicting a large number of human teachers and deities. The two central figures don the garb of esteemed llamas and hold lotus stems in each hand – a vajra and the bell rests on those held by the teacher on the left while a …

Read More »

How the Instagram star helped save dozens of Afghanistan

Dozens of desperate Afghans who tried to flee the Taliban before Tuesday’s deadline for the US withdrawal from Kabul managed to reach safety with the help of an unexpected location: Instagram influencer Quentin Quarantino. Quarantino is the alter ego of Tommy Marcus, 25, of New York City, previously best known for his liberal memes and jokes about opponents of Covid-19 …

Read More »

Seven books (none of them by Khaled Hosseini)

As the Taliban stormed into major cities in Afghanistan to regain political control after the US withdrawal, citizens and residents feared the return of hard-line Islamic rule. Although the Taliban have promised more moderate rule – and respect for women’s rights – most are skeptical and wonder what the future holds for them, especially women who fear losing the basic …

Read More »

Where wealthy Chinese travelers are going during the pandemic

(CNN) – The sandy shores of Sanya. The mountains of Yunnan. Giant pandas sanctuaries in Sichuan. Wealthy Chinese travelers may not be able to travel overseas easily these days, but there is no shortage of attractive travel destinations in their own backyards. And it looks like the country is gearing up for another domestic travel boom ahead of Golden Week …

Read More »

How Jairam Ramesh Describes the Meaning of “The Light of Asia”

Jairam Ramesh is a well-known author of books on Indian politics, politicians and international affairs. Although The Light of Asia departs considerably from his previous writings thematically, it preserves Ramesh’s signature embrace for archival research and his zeal for storytelling. The story he tells this time is not about a person or an event, but about the world life of …

Read More »