Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK

Alisha Jodrell

Whilst going to see Busted live at the Manchester Arena with Hannah I noticed that the toilets signs were very different, the mens had moustache and the women had lips, but what got me interested was the fact the gestalt theory was used to make the main parts of the people stand out, which I think gives  really cool effect. So thought I had to take a picture and share the very random toilet sign with everyone:)

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Challenging poverty the Brazilian way


An amazing revolution has been taking place in Brazil over the last decade – one that could save the world. This revolution was done against the advice of experts from leading institutions such as the World Bank and leading academics.

This revolution, named Bolsa Família has had a huge transformational shift in the fight against inequality and poverty across Brazil. It was based on a simple premise that if you place cash in the hands of the extremely poor and have faith that they will do the right thing, then good things will happen and transform their lives and fortunes.

It was rolled out by a President, Luiz Inacio Lua da Silva (or Lula), who was of the poor and understood what it meant to be poor and therefore had the belief that the Bolsa Família scheme will shape the life of millions.

There is a fantastic article written about…

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Temer Orders Military to Surround Residence of Dilma Rousseff

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Senate-imposed Interim President Michel Temer has deployed military troops to cordon off the area surrounding the Palácio da Alvorada, residence of the suspended President Dilma Rousseff,  Brazilian Senate Vice President Jorge Vianna said on Thursday.

Vianna said there’s a checkpoint at the Palácio do Jaburu, where Temer currently resides, and which is very close to Rousseff’ residence in the capital of Brasilia.

“Anyone visiting President Dilma has to go through a checkpoint installed at Jaburu, with several heavily armed military (personnel)… I just made a visit to President Dilma. I was with the president of the National Congress. And we had to identify ourselves and wait a long time before getting the access,” Vianna said.

“This means that the elected president is under siege? What country is this? What provisional government is this?” the senator added.

Temer assumed the post of interim president last week following the suspension of President Dilma…

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‘Extinct’ dove rediscovered in Brazil

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Blue-eyed ground dove

From BirdLife:

Extremely rare ‘Species X’ rediscovered in Brazil after 75 year disappearance

By Shaun Hurrell, 23 May 2016

The blue eyes of an extremely rare bird hadn’t been seen for nearly a century. In one of the most extraordinary stories in Brazilian conservation, a group of researchers have announced the comeback of the Blue-eyed Ground-dove. Last documented in 1941, it was believed extinct. But now the species has been found at top-secret locations in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. However researchers can only confirm sightings of 12 individuals, so securing its habitat will be the key to conserving this elusive bird.

Imagine the buzz in the crowd last weekend at the Brazilian Birdwatching Festival when ornithologist Rafael Bessa unveiled his rediscovery. The highly-anticipated talk was named ‘Species X’ and for the first time in history, this bird’s song was played to the public. Previously known…

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New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is it Now Time to Call This A “Coup” – Stop Making Sense

Glenn Greenwald, Andrew Fishman and David Miranda report for The Intercept: Brazil today awoke to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil’s newly installed government, which shine a bright light on the actual motives and participants driving the impeachment of the country’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff. The transcripts were published by the country’s largest […]

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Brazilians keep protesting against coup president

This video says about itself: 23 May 2016 Thousands of protesters marched in Sao Paulo, to protest against the government of interim Brazilian President Michel Temer and call for his resignation. Related articles UPDATED: Brazil latest victim of US Economic Hitmen Brazil car workers block motorway in protest at 800 Volkswagen redundancies Strikes in Brazil […]

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Brazil Coup Govt Onslaught Continues, Public Media Decapitated

via Telesur The public company will now be led by a journalist with a history of working for right-wing politicians. Michel Temer, head of the coup government in Brazil, fired the head of the Brazil Communications Company, the public firm that manages the country’s public media outlets. The action was rejected by the firm’s board of directors […]

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