Spanish navy rammed Greenpeace boat to prevent “piracy,” Defense Ministry says

Originally posted on peoples trust toronto:
The Spanish Defense Ministry has justified the actions of the country’s navy, which rammed into a Greenpeace boat, injuring activists. The ministry believes the Navy had no other choice as they were preventing an act of “piracy.”
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Japanese high school students show us the importance of calculus with poop

Originally posted on RocketNews24:


Who says high school calculus has no real-life applications? It has been years since I graduated from high school and so far I have found nowhere else in my life outside the classroom where I would need to wreck my head over calculus. However, some Japanese high school students have found a great way to put what they have learned to use – by formulating the hypothetical volume of a pile of poop. 

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Rainy Manchester

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Back Streets, Manchester by Peter Bartlett

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Originally posted on urbanphotomag:
I know the city of Manchester well having been brought up nearby and in later life, working in the city centre on several occasions. So, I have always had an awareness of what I regard as…

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that.

Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.

If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out There were also fantastic posts on Business Insider and Bored Panda earlier this year that are worth checking out. Enjoy!

1. Where Google Street View is Available


Map by Google

2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System


3. The Only 22…

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An interview with Lisa Stewart of SambaYaBamba

If you watched the BBC hype of the 2014 Commonwealth Games then might you might have noticed a Samba band jazzing outside Buchanan Galleries. Who are these guys and what were they doing there? Well here sax player, Lisa Stewart, explains all.

“SambaYaBamba are a community band, formed in 1996.

“Recently we got to play live for BBC breakfast, as part of the Commonwealth Games coverage; it was great fun and we’re excited to be associated with the Games.

“The live TV segments were just snippets; a bit different from our normal performances. We also spent the morning performing for crowds on Buchanan Street to get them excited for the Games.”

Hired by Glasgow 2014 officials, to create a festival atmosphere, SambaYaBamba played the streets and venues of the city, something in which the band was already well versed.

“We’re all proud Glaswegians…

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Corn Cream

Originally posted on Cooking: It can be fun and easy!:

This recipe is definitely one of my favorites. “Creme de Milho” or corn cream, is the perfect combination to follow grilled chicken or pork chops. It’s sweet but it’s salty at the same time. My friend came over to lunch today and I cooked corn cream, white rice, and grilled chicken and she really enjoyed it. It’s really easy to make and it only takes 20 minutes.


1 can of whole corn
1/2 can of table cream or heavy whipped cream
1/2 medium onion diced
1 cube of chicken stock
1 tbsp of butter
1 tsp of salt
1 1/2 cup of milk
2 tbsp of flour


1. Blend the corn and the milk in the blender or mixer. Reserve.


2. On a sauce pan, warm the butter, add the onions and cook it for a little. Add the flour and quickly mix it until it reaches a…

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Later on Instagram

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Just a quick post to share with you some of my later instagram pictures. Although we are still officially in Spring in Brazil, we can already feel summer atmosphere around here in Rio. We are…

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Olympics should have learned from Commonwealth Games

Originally posted on Inspire Regeneration:

Olympic Stadium planners should have learned from the successful construction and conversion of the City of Manchester Stadium, says a leading academic.

Starkly contrasting with the Olympic Stadium’s £486m price tag, the Manchester ground was built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games at a cost of £112m.

After the Games finished, it was renovated for Manchester City FC at a cost of just £22m to the taxpayer. Once again, this pales in comparison to the eye-watering figure of £185m now being quoted for the Olympic Stadium’s reconstruction.

James Guthrie, a planning consultant for Vail Williams and author of ‘The legacy left for the local community by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games’, said that these extortionate costs could have been avoided.

“It could have been planned a lot better,” said Guthrie. “The City of Manchester Stadium was always intended to end up in Man City’s hands, maybe similar plans should have been…

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Introducing Bounceback Food

Originally posted on A Few Good Challenges:

Bounce-Back-Food_LogoWe are a small social enterprise with big ambitions.

Our brand name needed a bold design to match our bold mission to end food poverty in the UK. In early 2015 we will launch by selling a range of healthy staple food on a ‘one for you, one for society’ basis at market stalls in Manchester. Every time you buy a product from Bounceback Food, another one will be donated to your nearest food bank or community project via Fareshare, the UK’s leading food redistribution charity.

Should have our logo sorted in the next few days - watch this space. Thanks for your continued support.


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