The survivor, Scott Davis, now 49, testified that he heard the click of a gun as he walked in front of Beasley at the reputed job site. Davis, who was shot in an arm, knocked the weapon aside, fled into the woods and called the police.
In between recollections of his many encounters with Le Corbusier and the political struggles involved in realising Brasilia, much time is devoted to the driving force behind his work: loba negra pdf the women, parties and practical jokes that were all part of his enthusiasm for life.
Future form … Brasilia’s Museum of the Republic. Photograph: Corbis”On one occasion I was driving into the city with Duprat, who was in the passenger seat completely wrapped up in his own thoughts. So I drove into a familiar gas station and positioned the car on the hydraulic platform. I then got out, leaving Duprat in the car, still daydreaming, and waved the attendant to raise up the lift. Suddenly finding himself all alone in mid-air, Duprat let loose every kind of curse he could think of. I burst into laughter and went for a coffee.”
* David Lodge’s The Man Who Wouldn’t Get Up and Other Stories is published by Vintage.
The Just William books by Richmal Crompton
Chosen by Deborah Moggach
There’s a snobbishness in our literary world that equates laughter with shallowness. How untrue that is. There’s nothing shallow about my favourite comic writers – Nora Ephron, Nancy Mitford, Beryl Bainbridge (her description of undignified middle-aged sex in Injury Time strangely lingers). But for me, and I suspect many others, the funniest books of all time are the Just William books.
I suppose they’re for children, and I got hooked on them when I was William’s age, 11, but I still turn to them when I need a rush of joy. It’s a comfort just knowing they’re sitting on my shelves, shabby in their disintegrating jackets, waiting to welcome me back into the world of William, his fellow Outlaws and his suburban family of anxious mother, remote father and mad spinster aunts.
‘Great comedy isn’t heartless – far from it. When we laugh at its protagonists, we also laugh at ourselves’
Deborah MoggachRichmal Crompton was a peerless writer who understood that the basis for comedy is the disconnect between how we see ourselves and how others see us. William’s older brother Robert considers himself to be a suave man about town but what we see is a hapless and humourless young chap, struggling to maintain his dignity, whose efforts to engage with the opposite sex are constantly sabotaged by his infuriating little sibling. Ditto Ethel, the vain and beautiful older sister, who also comes a cropper through William’s often well-meaning efforts to help her or, more often, get himself out of a scrape.
And the most important thing is that we mind about them. Great comedy isn’t heartless – far from it. When we laugh at its protagonists, we also laugh at ourselves. I’m 68, but there’s still a part of me who’s an 11-year-old crashing around the countryside, unwittingly causing mayhem from often the best intentions.
Sato denied five-time IndyCar champion Dixon after race officials declined to throw a red flag following a late crash by Spencer Pigot. Fernando Alonso, bidding to complete a “triple crown” having won the Monaco Grand Prix and Le Mans 24 hour race, could only finish in 21st place.
Prevention is bestPrevention is not only kinder, it’s also far cheaper than cure. Each looked-after child costs the taxpayer around £347 a day. Each adult prison inmate costs the taxpayer around £112 per day.
Beasley opted not to address the judge before the sentencing. He listened to the verdict with his head on his chest, sitting in a wheelchair he uses for back pain. Beasley’s co-defendant, who was 16 at the time of the crimes, was too young to face the death penalty. Brogan Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole on his conviction last year.
“I am not attracted to straight angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man,” he said famously. “I am attracted to free-flowing sensual curves. The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean, and on the body of the beloved woman.”
The defense also called a psychologist, John Fabian, who testified that Beasley suffers from depression, alcohol abuse, low self-esteem and a feeling of isolation, all possible results of a troubled, abusive childhood.
When Saavedra addresses the House of Commons meeting, he comes back to his own story time and again. This is part of the DREAMers’ strategy to humanise the immigration debate. “I decided I was going to do it for my brother,” he tells the gathered union members, activists and MPs. “By the time he was 18, I promised he was going to have a document in his hand, so he could go to college.”
Pips can determine their own fate. They accept self referrals from sometimes desperate parents, from health visitors and midwives who are key to identifying problems early, and also from social workers who deal with the most difficult and unhappy cases. They negotiate contracts to take referrals from different organisations, from the county council to the GP commissioners to children’s centres.