My obsession with ‘resurrecting’ classic cars

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCharles Palmer and his 1950 Riley 2.5 litre coupe Charles Palmer shifts effortlessly through the gears of his 1950 Riley 2.5 litre coupe as he takes it out for a spin in rural Perthshire. The 79-year-old could not be happier. He is driving his favourite classic car from a stunning private collection which includes a Mark VI Bentley, a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and a Jaguar Mark 9. “I have spent more money on it [the Riley] than it would ever be worth but I do like it very much,” he says. “It’s a beautiful, very traditional motor car and I wouldn’t consider selling it.” Under construction He readily admits that motor vehicles …

Taylor Swift, Nancy Pelosi and Tiger Woods made Time’s 100 most influential people list

New York (CNN Business)An Egyptian soccer hero and a sporting legend who just completed an improbable comeback. The first woman to be speaker of the house and the youngest woman elected to Congress. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and President Donald Trump. As in previous years, Time assigned a number of marquee names to write about the 100 people who cracked the 2019 list. Hillary Clinton wrote about Nancy Pelosi, who became the first woman elected as House Speaker in 2007 and returned to the post in January. Clinton said Pelosi “is living proof that when it comes to getting the job done, more often than not, it takes a woman.” Tiger Woods, fresh off his enthralling triumph at The Masters, …

Facial Reconstruction Allows Us To See What Dogs Looked Like Nearly 5,000 Years Ago

For the first time, facial reconstruction technology commissioned by the Historic Environment Scotland (HES) reveals the face of a Neolithic dog that once walked with its human companions some 4,000 years ago. And, oh my goodness, if you don’t think ancient doggos are the cutest thing ever then GTFO. The dog skull was first found more than a century ago in Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn on an island in Scotland’s Orkney Archipelago. Built between 3,000 and 2,400 BCE, the four-celled cairn is a prime example of a Neolithic chamber tomb used for ancient burials by some of the region’s earliest agricultural communities. In 1901, 24 dog skulls and their bones were excavated from the tomb along with at least eight …

Police move in on climate protesters

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmma Thompson: “I plant a lot of trees” Hundreds of police officers have closed in on Extinction Rebellion protesters in central London as demonstrations entered a fifth day. Officers surrounded a pink boat in Oxford Circus as actress Dame Emma Thompson told activists her generation had “failed young people”. More than 570 people have been arrested at protests this week in Oxford Circus, Parliament Square and Waterloo Bridge Dame Emma joined the protests after flying from Los Angeles on Thursday. She said: “We are here in this little island of sanity and it makes me so happy to be able to join you all and to add my voice to the young …

Puerto Rico Is The Best Argument For The Green New Deal

When the skies open up ― as they often do ― the Caño Martín Peña, a nearly four-mile canal that connects San Juan Bay to two lagoons in the middle of The canal is a literal cesspool. The Environmental Protection Agency found fecal bacteria there in concentrations of 1.5 million colonies per 100 milliliters of water, which is 7,500 times the level considered safe. Asthma rates for children under 5 living near the canal are twice the average for the rest of Puerto Rico. The National Institutes of Health found that the likelihood of suffering diarrheal diseases and mosquito-borne dengue infections surges the closer someone lives to the channel. climate change raises sea levels and exacerbates storms, and it threatens the …

Everything You Need To Know About Kanye’s Coachella Sunday Service

happy easter! feeling blessed today A post shared by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on Apr 21, 2019 at 3:14pm PDT While the actual Sunday Service part is a little too cult-y for me, I loved seeing who showed up, and what kind of lewks they turned out for the Easter to end all Easters. Coming in hot was Kylie Jenner, who rocked a long-ass braid, adorned with seashells and crosses. Because nothing says “He is risen” like clipping some puka shells into your fake hair, and not going to church in favor of getting f*cked up in a field. At least, that’s what I would tell my pastor growing up. View this post on Instagram Penelope, Kiki and Kenny 😍😍😍😍 Credits : …

Rudy Giuliani: ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Taking Information From The Russians’ – Perez Hilton

Rudy Giuliani really stepped in it this time, y’all. President Donald Trump‘s lawyer made the rounds on the Sunday morning cable news shows today, and while most times he does that we’re apt to ignore the former mayor of NYC as best we can, every so often he says something so ridiculous that it just can’t be ignored. This is one of those times… On CNN‘s State of the Union with host Jake Tapper, Rudy went in on how the Mueller Report doesn’t actually damage Trump (it does), and how the American people don’t consider the actions Trump’s campaign team performed to be important (they do). But at one point (about a minute and a half into the video, above), Rudy takes the cake …

Trump’s new Cuba crackdown puts US at odds with Canada and Europe

US will allow lawsuits against companies using property nationalised by the revolution, cap remittances and restrict non-family travel Donald Trump has taken another step towards reversing Barack Obamas Sign up for the US morning briefing It was condemned by Cuba as an attack on international law and by Canada and the European Union as regrettable, since their companies have significant investments in hotels, distilleries, tobacco factories and other properties on the island. Title III of the secretary told reporters. The issue has come to a head now as retorted on Twitter: I strongly reject the announcement of State Secretary Pompeo. This is an attack on international law and the sovereignty of Cuba and third states. Aggressive escalation of USA against …

I Ate Like Kourtney Kardashian For 3 Days & Here’s What I Learned Betches

Welcome back for another installment of the Fad Diet Diaries, a series in which I slowly but surely destroy my already fragile relationship with food, one dumb celebrity regimen at a time. The celebrity in question this time around is one Kourtney Kardashian, a woman who manages to look better middle-aged and after three children than I looked at 21 and before I discovered Postmates. Today is Kourtney’s 41st birthday (not that you’ll be able to tell by anything about her), and in honor of that I did the only thing I know how to do: emulate her diet and then complain about it. These are my stories. While this particular diet was short-lived, a mere three days, my journey …

Jason Momoa shaved his beard and people are losing their minds.

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images When Jason Momoa shaves, people take notice. The Aquaman actor recently shaved his beard to raise awareness on the importance of recycling aluminum. And spoiler: his chin is just as chiseled as we all thought it would be. Normally, changing facial hair would be the very least someone could do to raise awareness for a cause. (Wasn’t No-shave November supposed to help out cancer research in some way?) But people are freaking out about finally being able to see Momoa’s chin, so shaving is the best way he could have raised awareness for recycling. Everyone noticed. We’re all listening now. 75% of aluminum is still in circulation even though 100% of it is recyclable, as …

Scientists Restore Partial Function To Dead Pigs’ Brains Four Hours After Death

The lead up to Easter is an appropriate enough time to be bringing things back from the dead, made perfect by the last season of Game of Thrones. It’s presumably a coincidence that the middle of this auspicious period is when a team of scientists announced they have restored partial cellular functioning in the brains of pigs that had been dead for several hours, but it works for us. Today zombie bacon, tomorrow Jon Snow. Even a brief period without the flow of oxygen-bearing blood in the brain starts a cascade that leads to the death of cells. If the affected areas are large enough, and the interruption long enough, the damage is permanent. However, neuroscientists are divided over how quickly …

He was looking at a life sentence. Now he’s giving others a second chance.

At 38 years old, Dave Durocher was looking at a life sentence. Dave Durocher. All images in this post by Upworthy and Stand Together. He was a self-professed corruptor who’d ruined people’s lives. As a high-level drug dealer, he’d already spent years in prison. After completing a two-year sentence, he immediately went back to selling drugs then was arrested again.  He did a five-year prison sentence that time. Then a six-year sentence. Then a 10-year sentence. Four consecutive prison sentences. His was the story you hear about and would think – “people like that will never change.” And based on Dave’s pattern of behavior, you’d be right. Being incarcerated had become a way of life for Dave. So, he decided …

Gymnast Samantha Cerio Thought ‘Something Was A Little Wrong’ After Fall

whose horrific injuries in a floor routine went viral last week, told “Today” on Monday that at first she thought “something was a little wrong.” “That’s when I saw what had happened, that’s when like the pain kind of started to set in and it got worse,” she said in the clip above. Cerio, a 22-year-old senior aerospace engineering major who has a job lined up at Boeing, called the injury a “small setback” and said she planned to walk down the aisle for her “I’m really stubborn,” she said to “Today.” “I’m doing everything in my power to make it happen.” One thing she won’t be doing is watching a replay of the accident — and she said she …

The real-life heroes of the Avengers surprised children’s hospitals with a $5 million donation.

In Endgame, the Avengers have to team up to save the universe from Thanos, but their real-life counterparts are also teaming up to save kids right here on Earth. Avengers actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Brie Larson showed up with Disney CEO Robert Iger at Disney California Adventure Park to help announce a donation of $5 million to children’s hospitals across the country. At the event, members of the local Boys& Girls Clubs also got to hang out with the Avengers at Downtown Disney’s LEGO store, plus they all went home with new toys. So basically, a bunch of kids just had the best day ever. The stars of Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame …

Doctors just used HIV to cure ‘bubble boy’ disease.

Remember the Bubble Boy from the ’70s? One of the more famous cases in medical science, David Vetter was born in 1971 with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), which made him extremely vulnerable to germs and disease. So, 20 seconds after he was born, he was put into a sealed, plastic chamber. He remained in there until the age of six at which point he was given a plastic suit designed by NASA so he could move around more freely. Still, a plastic shield separated him from the rest of the world until he died at age 12 after a bone marrow transplant, one of the only other known treatments for the disease, failed. David Vetter in his plastic suit. Photo …

30 Times Kids Realized Their Parents Were Cooler Than Them (New Pics)

Bored Panda presents a new photo list of times kids came across old photos of their parents only to realize their parents were cooler than them. So scroll down below to check out some photo album treasures and upvote your favs. Maybe it will inspire you to ask your own parents to show you what they were like when they were young! #1 My Favorite Picture Of My Mom. She Was The Only Girl In Her Welding Class In 1984. Byrd High School, Shreveport, Louisiana #2 My Mother Doing A Handstand On Two Skateboards (Circa 1980’s) #3 My Mom Flew Helicopters For The Army In The 80s #5 My Dad At His First Job At Nasa! #6 My Dad Diving …