A year after women came forward to accuse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual assault or harassment, the issue is once again at the forefront of political discourse.
For a number of months, women have been coming forward to accuse powerful men in entertainment and media of sexual assault or harassment. In recent days there have been reports that the president has sought to backtrack from his apology over the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, in which he made vulgar comments about women. He has told aides that it wasn’t him in the video. He has also previously denied assaulting anyone or kissing anyone without consent [ . . . ] Read More: The full list of women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment
Keeping up with Russell Brand isn’t easy. He’s on the move as we speak, in the middle of publicising his new book, Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions, and at the start of a new 71-date stand-up tour, Re:Birth, that comes to Scotland next year. But he’s on the move literally too, in a car crossing London, before heading home to his wife, Laura Gallacher and one-year-old daughter Mabel in Henley-on-Thames and we’ve been talking about his friend Amy Winehouse. [ . . . ] More: Interview: Russell Brand
100 Years Since Her Execution, Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or a Sexy Scapegoat?At nearly every turn, Margaretha Zelle MacLeod made the wrong choices. Yet she managed to create a persona that continues to dance on the crowded stage of popular culture.
Her name lives on a century after they stood her in front of a firing squad on Oct. 15, 1917, and watched her die: Mata Hari, treacherous spy, devious liar, a wicked woman to the core. Or was she something else entirely? [ . . . ]
Source: 100 Years Since Her Execution, Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or a Sexy Scapegoat?
The special scientific status of the area where Donald Trump has built his golf course in Aberdeenshire is under review, BBC Scotland learns.
Scottish Natural Heritage said the Menie golf course had caused habitat loss and damage to the dune system.
The environmental agency is assessing the scale of the impact to decide whether all or parts of the site should lose their special status.
The Trump course said its environmental approach was “first class”.
Donald Trump officially played his first round at the Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire in July 2012.
The golf course covers part of the Foveran Links Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), north of Aberdeen, which was considered one of the finest examples of a mobile sand dune system in the UK.
Before the course was built, the dune system moved north at substantial speeds – up to 11 metres per year – across an area of about 15 hectares.
Scottish Natural Heritage, which objected to the golf course development, has been monitoring its environmental impact [ . . . ] Read more at: Trump dunes’ special status ‘reviewed’