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'The Hitman's Bodyguard': First Look At New Trailer For Ryan Reynolds-Samuel L. Jackson Action Movie

A new trailer has arrived for “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”, an action-packed film that teams up Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, arguably one of the most anticipated big-screen pairings in recent memory. 168 more words


Fogo (2012, Yulene Olaizola)

Between 1954 and 1975, the Canadian government resettled thousands of Newfoundlanders living in remote, impoverished communities, many of which were deemed unviable and abandoned. Such a fate threatened the small island of Fogo. 2,758 more words

Film Reviews

Estimating sea turtle population sizes

A study recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B demonstrates how numbers of nesting turtles may be overestimated by a factor of two. Does this mean that… 437 more words


The kinks of financial journalism

This is the tile of a 2014 paper by Prof. Diego Garcia of the University of North Carolina, in which heanalyzes the relationship between recent behavior of the stock market and subsequent reporting in financial newspapers. 540 more words

How America Got Its Bases


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It should come as no surprise that the American military has bases all over the world in strategically important places.   292 more words


News from Zerbanoo Gifford -1

By the time Zerbanoo’s newsletter arrived, there had been a decision which dashed the dreams of Chagossians.  

She recalls that the Feasibility Study of 2002 was finally discredited in 2012 but immediately Wm.Hague announced a new one which reported in 2014 that there was no obstacle to resettlement. 397 more words

Chagos Islanders

Heaping insult on injury

In this, the first article for the New Year 2017, I wish to return to an issue that first appeared in this blog in the early part of 2015. 891 more words