Five of the Best with A Guy Called Gerald

A Guy Called Gerald refuses to compromise or follow trends when it comes to his sound. Nine albums in and over fifty releases that span a 25-year career, A Guy Called Gerald has built a genre-busting body of work that stands out for consistent innovation, excellence and refusal to compromise.

His track ‘Voodoo Ray’ is generally considered the start of acid house, inspiring a generation of kids around the world to rave. He has collaborated with everyone from Frankie Knuckles and Goldie through to Derrick May and Herbie Hancock. His remix credits are equally impressive with reworks in his back catalogue for David Bowie, Lamb, Stone Roses, Can, Tricky and Roman Flügel as well as having toured with the likes of New Order and Bebel Gilberto.

He’s back in the US for the first time in a few good years and his first stop is Good Room on May 28. He’ll…

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Brazilian coup government attacks education

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This video says about itself:

Protesters Denounce Temer’s Reforms in Brazil

26 May 2016

Hundreds of protesters rallied against acting President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Brazil: Wave of austerity planned by Temer

Thursday 26th May 2016

ACTING Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced stinging austerity cuts, just two weeks after seizing power in a legislative coup.

Mr Temer said on Tuesday that the government would demand an early repayment of about £19 billion from state-owned investment bank BNDES and immediately abolish a fund created to channel oil revenues into education.

He also pledged to limit annual growth in government spending to the rate of inflation, currently around 10 per cent.

On Monday, recordings emerged of Planning and Development Minister Romero Juca saying that elected President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment would help the government “find a way out”…

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Researchers develop wheelchair controlled by facial expressions — Global News

Researchers at a Brazilian robotics startup have developed technology that allows a person to control a wheelchair with simple facial expressions.

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Fotoeins Friday: Up to Southern Brazil’s highest point — Fotoeins Fotopress

View of the region’s highest point within southeastern Brazil’s forest reserves

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Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK

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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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