Ordinary Men: Health Books 2022

In the September Bloomsbury Sport release The Power of Yoga for Men, yoga teacher Caleb Jude Packham and wellness coach Jarod Chapman speak to a swath of readers who may not think the practice is for them. “Yoga titles are usually written by women, and packaged for women,” says Charlotte Croft, editorial director at the … Read more

The incredibly shrinking global United Kingdom – POLITICO

LONDON – For nearly 150 years, the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Japan occupied a first-class piece of Tokyo property across the river from the Imperial Palace. The connection dealt with a host of tragedies, including a break in diplomatic relations during World War II – and an earthquake in 1923. What it did … Read more

What does it take to get Hungary to ban Russian oil? – POLITICS

Tap play to listen to this article For two weeks, diplomats and officials in Brussels have struggled without success to reach an agreement between 27 EU countries to stop buying Vladimir Putin’s oil. For two weeks, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has stood in the way. And while some diplomats are still hoping for a … Read more

What does it take to get Hungary to ban Russian oil? – POLITICS

Tap play to listen to this article For two weeks, diplomats and officials in Brussels have struggled without success to reach an agreement between 27 EU countries to stop buying Vladimir Putin’s oil. For two weeks, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has stood in the way. And while some diplomats are still hoping for a … Read more

Bombarded at home finds Ukraine symbolic victory at Eurovision – POLITICO

TURIN, Italy – While Ukraine in the third month fought against Russia’s invasion at home, Ukraine won in Europe’s music competition Eurovision. The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, swept along on a wave of solidarity, achieved a record popular vote after performing a catchy folk-rap tune and sending an emotional prayer to the bombed-out city of … Read more

Las Vegas man accused of pepper spray attacks on women in LA area

LOS ANGELES (CLASS / KTLA) – A man in Las Vegas is wanted in connection with videotaped incidents outside bars in California – which allegedly show him pepper-spraying women rejecting his sexual advances, Costa Mesa police say. Johnny Young is known for driving a Chevy van with a green stripe. A report in California shows … Read more

What will Putin pull out of his ‘Victory Day’ hat? – POLITICO

Russia’s Victory Day has had an evolving makeover during President Vladimir Putin’s reign. Increasingly militarizing the commemorative holiday, with more advanced military hardware showcased and political twists added, Vladimir Putin and his choreographers have weaponized the memory of the Great Patriotic War. Using the massive wartime sacrifice as a cultural reference point to blame the … Read more

US rallies global allies to help Ukraine repel Russia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article It’s not quite the Coalition to Defeat Putin just yet – and the name is admittedly tame if not lame: the Ukraine Defense Consultative Group. Still, if the US ends up forming a global alliance to actively fight against Russia, the roughly 40 countries convened by US Defense … Read more

This week in New York State history: April 24-30

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – This week in New York State history features several celebrity birthdays including Barbara Streisand, Kevin James, and Jerry Seinfeld. All information has been provided by the New York State Museum History Department. Solar farms proposed, approved in the Capital Region Side view of the Woolworth Building, New York City. Undated photograph. … Read more

In Search Of London’s Oldest Graffiti

A surviving “G Davis is Innocent” graffiti in Stepney from the mid-1970s. But London has much older graffiti Graffiti ain’t nothing new. People have been scrawling their names and desires onto walls since time immemorial. The ruins of Pompeii are enlivened by dozens of examples, and some hilarious Hellene was busy etching penises onto rocks … Read more

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