Eventually Armstrong climbed down the lunar module’s ladder and set foot on the surface, a step guaranteed to put his name in every history book ever. And then he said either “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” or “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” The transmission was not clear and we were not sure we heard the word “a” before the word “man.”
Now we had problem and no time to think about it. Clearly, this was to be one of the most famous quotations in history and we had to get it right. More important at the moment, we had to be consistent. We could not have one news service say one thing, the other two something else, or have the New York Times have one version and the Washington Post another. Forget history, we had to deal with editors.” —Neil Armstrong’s moon-landing quote: Did he say one small step for “a” man? - Slate Magazine
in all my life, I have never encountered such an astounding act of trolling as the time I spent an hour and a half downloading what I thought was a Good Omens fanmix and then discovering that it was a Best of Queen album.
THE events director of the legendary Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris has been appointed the new artistic director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Jemma Birrell, 36, a former publishing assistant at Allen & Unwin in Sydney who takes up her new job at the end of this month, said she welcomed the opportunity ”to help celebrate one constancy in our lives, the magic of storytelling”.
Ms Birrell left Sydney in 2004 to work for French publishers before joining Shakespeare and Company in 2005, where she has been a co-director of its biennial literary festival, FestivalandCo, whose participants have included Alain de Botton, Will Self, Martin Amis, Beth Orton, Jeanette Winterson and Charlotte Rampling.
There are mounting concerns that African and Muslim communities in Australia’s biggest cities are being targeted by over-zealous police.
Police in Melbourne are stopping and searching young men of African background, sometimes several times a day.
Ms Hopkins says police themselves may be breaking the law. “If you have a police officer treating people differently because of their skin colour, they are engaging in racial discrimination and that is unlawful under the Federal Race Discrimination Act,” she said.
Mr Houda says the Muslim community’s relationship with police is in tatters.
“I spoke to a very, very senior police officer who told me many years ago, they couldn’t get recruits out at Bankstown, but post-September 11, all the recruits wanted to start going to Bankstown,” he said.
“So you’ve got people who think they’re out there doing God’s work - zealots, if I can sum them up in a word.
“From my experience, police officers, a lot of them out at Bankstown are just completely out of control.
“They’re quick to issue press releases that they’ve come across a wall of silence with the community in investigating crimes, but you know what, it’s entirely their fault in the way they deal. But, members of the community in the Canterbury-Bankstown region don’t trust police.”” —Police ‘zealots’ accused of targeting Africans, Muslims | ABC News