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How exactly are NHS consultants “playing the system”?, Notebook

How exactly are NHS consultants “playing the system”?

The latest BBC report has claimed that NHS consultants are “playing the system” to benefit from overtime rates of £600 per four hour period. The story on the 6 o’clock news last week even managed to oust the devastating Brisbane floods out of the top slot.

By | Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 11:33 am

Games review roundup: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; echochrome ii; Eat Them!; Angry Birds, Games

Games review roundup: Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; echochrome ii; Eat Them!; Angry Birds

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring the Disney meets Final Fantasy RPG that is Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; shadow play from echochrome ii; a cacophony of destruction in Eat Them! and death from above in Angry Birds.

By | Games, Notebook | Monday, 17 January 2011 at 10:44 am

Tunisia is burning…, Notebook

Tunisia is burning…

On Saturday morning, 100 people gathered outside the Tunisian embassy in London.  The blustering wind could not dampen their spirit; a revolution had happened.  A girl standing next to me introduces herself as Kaouther Ferjani; she says that her father was a political opponent of President Ben Ali, and she has been unable to visit [...]

By | Notebook | Sunday, 16 January 2011 at 9:52 am

Ear To The Ground: RoxXxan, Notebook

Ear To The Ground: RoxXxan

I first came across Birmingham-born RoxXxan in 2009, when she attended my club night, ChockABlock. She was surrounded by a very male-dominated audience, waiting patiently for her turn to jump on the microphone, something I hadn’t seen a female MC do in a very long time; it was definitely refreshing to see.

By | Notebook | Friday, 14 January 2011 at 2:49 pm

One year after the earthquake, Haitians need real self-determination, Notebook

One year after the earthquake, Haitians need real self-determination

On Tuesday 12th January 2010, an earthquake of epic proportions hit the Caribbean island of Haiti. Despite international outcry and millions of pounds being poured into the country, we are now one year on, and over a million people are living in tents.

By | Notebook | Friday, 14 January 2011 at 11:15 am

The Idiot’s Guide to Anorexia, Notebook

The Idiot’s Guide to Anorexia

Inspired by the claims of the now infamous (well done for that) Kenneth Tong, I thought I would use his inane drivel and his theory of “managed anorexia” to compile this, The Idiot’s Guide to Anorexia.
1. Anorexia is NOT a lifestyle choice.
Kenneth Tong claimed that he didn’t promote Anorexia, but “managed anorexia,” a term that [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 14 January 2011 at 1:30 am

The case for ‘home abortions’, Notebook

The case for ‘home abortions’

Early Medical Abortion (EMA, aka the abortion pill) is a simple and safe procedure for abortion in the first nine weeks of pregnancy. The treatment involves taking two sets of pills, up to 48 hours apart, to induce a miscarriage.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 13 January 2011 at 4:22 pm

Ready… Aim… Fire., Notebook

Ready… Aim… Fire.

The shooting in Arizona is yielding good mileage for the American 24-hour news machine. A familiar story arc is unfolding with all the features of a tragedy in 3 Acts that will keep news cycles busy for at least a few more rotations. First we had the day itself, producing hour after hour of re-hashed [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 13 January 2011 at 1:43 pm

Kenneth-Gate Continued…, Notebook

Kenneth-Gate Continued…

An easy entry for me: it’s all been said.
The full interview: www.johannhari.com – Long, but well worth the read.

More from me later!

By | Notebook | Thursday, 13 January 2011 at 12:52 pm

Climate change awareness begins with us, Notebook

Climate change awareness begins with us

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored”, said the author Aldous Huxley. When it comes to our collective impact on the Earth’s natural environment, however, ignoring the facts seems to be quite the normal thing to do.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 at 10:51 am

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