Every year, humanitarian disasters take a devastating toll on the lives and futures of millions of children around the world, and 2012 was no exception. The numbers of children affected are staggering, so much that it is hard to comprehend why so many of these disasters rarely make the headlines.
George Osborne had a surprise for us all in his Autumn Statement today
Life for many has got worse as the government has used the opportunity presented by the global financial crisis to push through reforms to restructure the UK economy. Part of that restructuring has been to change the function of higher education.
This year has seen a string of catastrophic events, including significant errors made by government ministers, piling more pressure on Cameron – as with each occasion the buck ultimately stops with him – and once again his judgment is under the spotlight.
While last week’s moans turned to the poor preparations of security contractors G4S, the last four days have seen attention focusing on the restrictions placed on athletes, spectators, businesses, charities, your dinner, your clothes, your girlfriend and your dog over what they can and can’t do in association with the Olympics
Surrounded by glistening water and a serene view, it’s hard to believe the 8th Annual Brooklyn Bodega Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) is actually being held in Brooklyn, right in the concrete jungle that is New York. But where the idyllic waterfront of Pier 3 could fool festival-goers, blaring sound systems and a crowd full of baseball caps confirm this is indeed (in the words of the stage hype man) ‘Brooooklyn.’
Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend a one-off screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1929 silent film Blackmail in the grand setting of the grounds of the British Museum, where part of the story is set. The film is one of the “Hitchcock 9″ – nine surviving silent films made by Hitchcock that have deteriorated over time.
Let’s be honest, the perception most people have of students is that they spend most of the day in bed, get up and watch a bit of afternoon TV and spend their evenings drinking and of course attend the odd lecture. Isn’t that what student life is all about?
In the latest addition to the franchise Lara Croft is dirty, she screams a lot, and she is hesitant. ‘I hate tombs,’ she says. Really?
AreclorMittal, the sponsors of Anish Kapoor’s “Orbit” at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has been accused of not letting the survivors of Bosnia’s Omarska death camp, now a mine, memorialise their dead. In doing so, they are playing into the hands of nationalists who deny or manipulate the past.
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