In my childhood, this part of London wasn’t particularly one thing or the other; neither particularly posh nor poor, central but not that central, mixed by race and class and age, the kind of area that thrived precisely because it didn’t have a particularly clear identity. A couple of years after the organic supermarket opened, I saw a property advert on the tube that had created annoying alliterative couplets out of different London place names. Balham was “Bankers’ Balham”. I have rarely felt so ashamed. But I also know that none of this is at all important, in the scheme of things – that places change, and they should change, and getting a bit sentimental about the fact you can’t go home again is part of growing up. … [Read more...] about Gentrification X: how an academic argument became the people’s protest
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A week after the move to the depot, Ross and Haswell paid $70,000 for their own company cars - a Range Rover and Volkswagen Touareg. Haswell told Africa Eye the cars projected an image of an organisation of substance rather than one close to insolvency. Ross said the vehicles were deemed appropriate by the board. But staff were not impressed. "It was a lavish expenditure," said Spencon's equipment manager, Mike Hyland, who arranged the purchase. Dickens Omollo, the head of security at the depot, was taken aback by Ross's Range Rover. "We wondered - this is a lot of money, and we don't have money, and he is saying he wants to bring this company up?" … [Read more...] about Spencon: Inside the collapse of an African construction giant
Both also allow for creating or uploading Lightroom presets. Lightroom CC will actually adjust the sliders in the edit panel when you hover over a preset, making it easy to see what each one does. Adobe says that existing preset collections can be imported into Lightroom CC. Presets inside CC will also sync across devices, so the preset you bought or created on a laptop will show up in your mobile app too. Batch editing is a similar time-saver, and both platforms also now offer the tool. For Lightroom CC, batch editing hasn’t yet made it to iOS, however. … [Read more...] about Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic: What’s the difference?
There was a spike in the number of deaths over the weekend, with two deaths on Sunday following four fatalities of men aged 61, 76, 80 and 91 - three of who were passengers on the doomed Ruby Princess cruise ship - on Saturday, all of them in NSW … [Read more...] about We all want to get out of lockdown – but these people are making it last LONGER: Sydneysiders keep flocking to Cronulla and Manly despite warnings from police – so why aren’t they being fined?
Music whizz! One room with stone walls and stylish artwork also houses a black piano, which is perfect for Cruz to hone his skills, with the youngest Beckham occasionally sharing snaps playing the instrument on his Instagram … [Read more...] about Inside David and Victoria Beckham’s Cotswolds pad: Couple make the most of their stunning country home complete with hot tub and tennis court as they escape London for lockdown with their family