Manchester explosion: Attack happened on anniversary of British soldier Lee Rigby’s murder – National | Globalnews.ca

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I read the news today, oh boy.

Existential Crisis Musings

I wish I wasn’t writing this. I wish I’d have woken up this morning to my social media feeds being full of the standard Election memes and cat photos.  But no. Instead it’s been a constant stream of people’s faces, mostly those of young teenagers and children, who are either missing or dead. All because of yet another extremist seeking to inflict terror. Trying to find the words to even begin to express how I feel right now is so difficult. I’m disgusted. I’m angry. I’m shocked. I’m horrified. But above all, I’m heartbroken for those that have lost people they love. The parents who have lost their children; the children who have lost their parent.

For me personally, the events of last night and those which occured at the Bataclan in Paris back in November 2015 are two which have had a significant impact. I’m not at all undermining…

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International Portuguese Language Day

Did you know on the 5th of May were celebrated the International Portuguese Language Day?

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BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Carlos Lazarini is a talented self-taught photographer, traveler and instagramer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Carlos documents his travels and adventures, he shoots a lot of landscape, nature and lifestyle photography.

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Brazil’s new crisis

John Gledhill, anthropologist

As I remarked in this blog at the beginning of the sequence of events that led to the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff, the supporters of the 2016 coup would be advised to think carefully about what they wished for. As the country sinks deeper into a crisis that now touches all its institutions, this seems truer than ever.

The plea bargaining testimony of executives of the Odebrecht corporation implicated politicians of different political parties, and a number of key figures in the government established by the coup, in acts of personal corruption as well as receipt of illegal campaign funding in return for favours provided to Odebrecht as a business organisation. Even before the details were made public, it was described as the “denunciation of the end of the world” from the point of view of the political establishment in Brasilia, and Odebrecht’s role as a transnational corporation rapidly…

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“Presto” – Pixar Animated Short Film #15

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Pixar is known for making short films and airing one before each movie they make.  The following short film, “Presto”, is my favorite out of all of the ones that they’ve made so far.  I remember the first time I watched this short film, I laughed so hard that I was crying.  Which short film from Pixar is your favorite?

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Scientists hunt down super rare T. Rex ant and are shocked at what they find — BGR

In nature, creatures that look ferocious and intimidating oftentimes have personalities to match. So, when researchers finally managed to find an active colony of an ant species with a frightening appearance and a name that literally means “tyrant ants,” they expected to observe some seriously aggressive insect action. What they got instead has left them completely…

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Exchange Square

Being 42

Thursday 18th May 2017, 7.40am (day 2,093)

Next, as usual, 18/5/17

Now that Manchester’s new Exchange Square tram stop is finished it gives you a whole new place to sit and feel depressed about the day to come. I am sure we have all felt like this on occasion at 7.40am on a Thursday.

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Fun Typographic Metaphors Animated on a Vintage Typewriter by Greg Condon | Colossal

One of the first assignments in a beginning typography course is the creation of visual metaphors, where letterforms are somehow modified or manipulated to represent a word. In this ingenious short film by Greg Condon titled “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” the metaphor exercise is brought to life!

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