This March 8, 2017, file photo shows former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 while Barbara Bush died April 17. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File) Burt Reynolds, right, who stars in the movie “The Longest Yard,” is interviewed before the movie’s premiere Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Los Angeles. Reynolds’ son Quinton Reynolds is at left. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) This Jan. 14, 2012, file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. The famed singer died Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 8, 2015, British scientist Stephen Hawking (C) arrives on the red carpet with former wife Jane Hawking (L) and daughter Lucy Hawking (R) for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in … [Read more...] about Names we won’t forget: Famous people who died in 2018
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ST Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day and is celebrated annually on November 30. Google has also marked the occasion with its Doodle featuring the Scottish flag proudly waving against iconic backdrops, including Ben Nevis, Loch Lomond and the Isle of Skye. Is St Andrew's Day a public holiday in Scotland? In 2006 the Scottish Parliament declared St Andrew's Day - or the feast of Saint Andrew - a bank holiday. If November 30 falls on a weekend then the following Monday is made the public holiday instead. Although it is a bank holiday, banks are not required to close and employers are not obliged to give their workers a day off. The University of St Andrews traditionally gives the day off for all students as a free holiday but it's not a set rule. Who was Saint Andrew? Andrew the Apostle was a Christian and the elder brother of Saint Peter - both were said to be disciples of Jesus. He was a fisherman, and is often depicted with fishing nets, and was Jesus' first … [Read more...] about Is St Andrew’s Day a public holiday in Scotland and how is the patron saint being celebrated?
Lisa Rathke, Associated Press Updated 4:05 pm CDT, Friday, September 7, 2018 In this Sept. 6, 2018, photo, Michelle Jagodzinski, left, and Mary Reczek, right, of the West Rutland Historical Society in Vermont stand next to a new historical marker honoring Lemuel Haynes, first ordained black minister in the U.S. in West Rutland, Vt. less In this Sept. 6, 2018, photo, Michelle Jagodzinski, left, and Mary Reczek, right, of the West Rutland Historical Society in Vermont stand next to a new historical marker honoring Lemuel Haynes, first ordained ... more Photo: Lisa Rathke, AP Photo: Lisa Rathke, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Sept. 6, 2018, photo, Michelle Jagodzinski, left, and Mary Reczek, right, of the West Rutland Historical Society in Vermont stand next to a new historical marker honoring … [Read more...] about Vermont town honors the nation’s 1st ordained black minister
Detroit Free Press staff Published 12:42 p.m. UTC Sep 1, 2018 A weeklong celebration of the life of the Queen of Soul ends today as Detroit and the world say a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin. 8:05 p.m.: Hundreds of people have gathered outside of Woodlawn Cemetery, where Franklin will be entombed. 7:47 p.m.: The hearse is traveling along Seven Mile and has crossed the Southfield Freeway. Inside the hearse: Franklin is resting in a 24-karat gold plated Promethean casket made of solid bronze. The interior is finished with champagne velvet. Franklin's title, “Queen of Soul,” and her name “Aretha Franklin” are embroidered in the casket with gold metallic thread. 7:19 p.m.: The processional will travel east on Seven Mile to Livernois, then north to Eight Mile and proceed east to Woodward. 7:16 p.m.: The hearse is pulling out of the driveway of Greater Grace Temple. 6:47 … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin funeral: Follow the funeral processional
PUBLISHED: 07:31 18 August 2018 Andrew Clarke The cover of the groundbreaking Batman graphic novel A Death in the family Photo: Andrew Clarke Archant With The Beano celebrating it’s 80th birthday this summer, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at different forms of comics and explores the rise the graphic novel. He examines how this increasingly important form of storytelling has blossomed into an art-form of its own The Killing Joke updated The Joker's story and provided Batman with a darker, more complex world to inhabit. Photo: Wayne SavageSince the dawn of time, when prehistoric man illustrated his adventures hunting animals on the walls of caves, people have been telling stories by using pictures.Even when language was formalised and written down, monks illuminated richly-bound, hand-copied Bibles and religious works with colourful illustrations. Cartoons and caricatures first appeared at the time of the Ancient Egyptians. A recent … [Read more...] about Words, pictures and the rise of the graphic novel