Rites of Passage, Portraits of Prom

Rites of Passage is a collaboration between Fiona Bailey and Fiona Yaron-Field, both photographers and mothers whose daughters have Down’s syndrome. Their daughters, Billie-Jo and Ophir attended Derwen College, a learning and living environment for young people with learning disabilities. The project aims to celebrate the unique individuality of the students as they move into…

Bellarmine moving to Div. I, joining Atlantic Sun

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bellarmine University, a private Catholic college in Louisville, is moving to NCAA Division I and joining the Atlantic Sun Conference. The move will elevate most of the university’s athletic programs to Division I status beginning in the summer of 2020. Bellarmine president Susan Donovan says the move is part of the university’s…

Litecoin (LTC) is the Top Altcoin Performer in 2019

Cryptocurrencies have bounced back after imploding in early 2019. While all the major digital currencies have bottomed out from one-year lows, Litecoin (LTC) has emerged as a top performer as it continues to elicit strong interest. Cryptocurrency Renascence A 360% plus rally from one-year lows underscores the love that Litecoin continues to receive in the…

Ocean Conservation Creams : Blue Heart

La Mer Launched a “Blue Heart” Jar to Raise Funds to Protect the Oceans The iconic Blue Heart Crème de La Mer was recently released in a limited-edition, commemorative package. The brand boasts a sustainable product made from Gian Sea Kelp, Miracle Broth, and Lime Tea. Moreover, La Mer Blue Heart is made without any…

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol

Image copyright Getty Images Women know too little about alcohol’s role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests. Only one in five women attending a breast cancer clinic knew it was a risk factor. But alcohol consumption is estimated to be responsible for 5-11% of cases. Cancer Research UK said cutting down on alcohol…

Piracy in West Africa: The world’s most dangerous seas?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tankers carrying oil and gas provide rich pickings for pirates The seas off West Africa’s oil-rich coastline are now the most dangerous in the world for shipping, according to a new report. One Earth Future, which produces an annual State of Maritime Piracy, says that while attacks have been…

Home | PETA Kids’ Cutest Vegan Kids Contest 2019

Leo and his mom went vegan two years ago, after she asked him if he’d do a one-week vegan challenge with her. Once he learned what happens to animals used for food from watching documentaries and doing his own research, he put himself in animals’ shoes skin, fins, or feathers and thought about the way…

Minnesota athletes out of jail without charges

MINNEAPOLIS — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct have been released from jail without charges. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said in a statement Tuesday that an investigation of Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez continues, but “no charges can be brought at this time.” The office faced…

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Is a Nail in the Coffin for ‘Blockchain Not Bitcoin’

Edan Yago is the founder of CementDAO, an effort to bring together stablecoins into a unified ecosystem. The views expressed here are his own. With the announcement of Libra, cryptocurrency has entered the big leagues. Facebook’s entry into this market means every single company now has to take cryptocurrency seriously. Companies around the world are…

MPs call for end to ‘throwaway clothes’ era

Image copyright Getty Images A report by MPs has urged the UK government to end the era of throwaway clothes and poor working conditions in the fashion supply chain. The MPs’ proposals are designed to force the fashion industry to clean up its act. They made 18 recommendations covering environmental and labour practices and want…

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