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The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved, and shared today…

Visitors watch “kingyo”, or goldfish, swimming in a polyhedral aquarium on the opening day of the Art Aquarium Exhibition in Tokyo (Koji Sasahara/AP/Press Association Images).

THESE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.

THINGS WE LEARNED

#GAELTACHT: Galway based financial payments company Fintrax Group Holdings has been sold for €170 million. Based in the Gaeltacht village of Baile na hAbhann, the company was bought by the management team in a deal funded by a private equity fund.

#PROSTITUTION: A campaign is seeking support from the public for a change in the law to make paying for sex illegal. The Immigrant Council of Ireland said legalisation of the sex trade in other jurisdictions has been counter productive in protecting women.

#MOORS MURDERS: Police in England are investigating the possibility that a letter written by convicted murderer Ian Brady may reveal where he buried one of his victims, 12-year-old Keith Bennett. To refresh your memory, here’s a timeline of the Moors Murders in the early 1960s.

#LOVELY GIRLS: Fifteen Rose of Tralee contestants taking part in this year’s festival have been presented with Certificates of Irish Heritage to formally mark their Irish roots.

#PUSSY RIOT: Three members of the Russian feminist punk band have been found guilty on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in prison. Protests against the conviction of the three band members took place in Dublin City Centre today.

Demonstrators take part in a protest on O’Connell Street, Dublin against the conviction of Pussy Riot band members. (Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

THINGS WE LOVED

  • Outdoor music events have made it into the news this summer for all the wrong reasons so Life has been kind enough to remind us of the joys of music festivals with this slideshow of Woodstock images from 1969.
  • We loved this video of students in 1995 from Ray Bjork school in Montana, USA predicting the evolution of the internet in the future. It’s freakishly accurate.
  • The Mars rover may have cost $2 billion and taken eight years to realise but it’s all paying off now with the incredible images we’re getting from the surface of the Red Planet. This video shows the Curiosity rover’s descent and landing on Mars in full HD:


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THINGS WE SHARED

  • Fashion and technology have collided to bring you the world’s first shareable, programmable clothing. The T-Shirt OS can display your tweets and photos, play your music and take pictures of people on the go.
  • We haven’t found aliens on Mars yet but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun with the idea. The Guardian has put together this adorable slideshow to teach you how to draw our extra terrestrial friends in preparation for the inevitable invasion.
  • This video of the Trinity Orchestra’s performance of Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’ and ‘Breathe (Reprise)’ has been making the rounds today. The entirely student run orchestra blew the audience at Christ Church Cathedral away with the performance which is part of the 10 Days in Dublin Festival.


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