Rachael Blackmore wins Grand National on Minella Times

Thirty-one-year old. Irish rider, Rachael Blackmore became  the first female jockey to win the Grand National with victory on Minella Times at Aintree, with a 11-1 chance trained by Henry de Bromhead who also saddled runner-up Balko Des Flos. “I don’t feel male or female right now. I don’t even feel human” Rachael Blackmore said…

Jewish art collectors in France

Years between 1870 and the end of World War II, several prominent French Jews pillars of an embattled community invested their fortunes in France’s cultural artifacts, sacrificed their sons to the country’s army, and were ultimately rewarded by seeing their collections plundered and their families deported to Nazi concentration camps. James McAuley explores the role…

Geography of Inequality from Seattle to Baltimore – Winner and loser cities

Famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel titled “ A Story of Ford-America” in 1937, where he blasted the callousness of a company worth “a billion dollars” that underpaid its workers while forcing them to engage in repetitive and sometimes dangerous assembly line labour. Eighty years later, the market capitalization of Amazon.com has…

Explosive eruption of Le Soufriere

Le Soufriere,  a dormant volcano for 42 years first started showing volcanic activity in December eruption with an explosion which has blanketed the Caribbean Island of St Vincent in ash and smoke and triggered a mass evacuation. A lava dome became visible on La Soufriere, and just before 9:00 on Friday ( 13:00 GMT) seismologists…

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

A statement issued by Buckingham Palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” following Prince Philip’s death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss”.…

US, Brazil leads the coronavirus deaths

Countries with the most recorded Coronavirus deaths No. Country Deaths Deaths per 100k population 1 US 555,000 170 2 Brazil 332,000 159 3 Mexico 204,000 162 4 India 165,000 12 5 UK 126,000 190 6 Italy 111,000 184 7 Russia 99,000 69 8 France 97,000 145 9 Germany 77,000 93 Source: John Hopkins University, Gov.Uk…

UK’s only legal brothel

A claim made by a 1999 BBC documentary, By Trafalgar Square you will find what is supposedly the UK’s only legal brothel, Silver Cross pub on Whitehall. It was first licensed and opened as a pub in 1674 known as ” The Garter”, prior to this it had been a brothel with a royal license…