Ben Campbell’s nascent Christchurch creative co- operative Fledge is showing a bit of muscle. The former member of Zed and Atlas, who now channels his music into House of Mountain, is a mentor for the New Zealand Music Commission and a director of Fledge Records – and now he has found chart success with Jed and Hera’s debut album, Live At York St
Joan Rivers is experiencing a backlash from the writers of Fashion Police. The E! network show’s writers are on strike for unpaid wages that amount to around US$15 million collectively.
Betty DeGeneres, 82, is a gay rights campaigner and the mother of the world’s most famous lesbian, not necessarily in that order.
Solo teenage sailor Laura Dekker has refused to back a documentary about her epic round-the-world voyage. Dekker, the youngest person to sail round the world solo, said she did not “fully stand behind” the documentary on her life
So who would you like to hack today? A bank, a website, a corporation or perhaps a government agency that’s rubbing you the wrong way
“What if we offered a prayer for the soul of bin Laden?” The question was tossed into the meeting of the February 20 Movement like a hand grenade.
It was the lawyers of ancient Rome who came up with the modern definition of fatherhood: Mater semper certa est; pater est quem nuptiae demonstrant . The Romans, however, didn’t have access to genetic testing.
Heavy gun battles raged around the last bastions of Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo as the United Nations warned both sides to rein in their soldiers; the countdown to Gbagbo’s exit began. The boom of large weapons rang across the city as forces loyal to President-elect Alassane Ouattara targeted the two official presidential residences and the state broadcaster.
The pregnancy-center clinic, with its new ultrasound machine, has been open only since December, but already the staff can count the women who came in considering an abortion and changed their minds: five women converted, six lives saved, they declare, since one was carrying twins. “They connected,” nurse Joyce Wilson says, recalling the reaction of the women who saw the filmy image of their fetus onscreen