Tag Archives: United Kingdom

26Jul/22

Justina Mutale at the Commonwealth Games

A woman can be many things… Super excited and totally looking forward to next week. I will be taking to the Catwalk to represent my country Zambia at the Commonwealth Games Global Catwalk by POSITIVE RUNWAY. The Catwalk Show will take place at a Gala Dinner at the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom and will feature UK-based Diaspora Community Leaders from various Commonwealth countries, who will showcase their National Attire on the Runway… I love flying the Zambian flag. Watch this space for further details! In this photo, myself in rehearsal in preparation to strutt my stuff for the provision of Quality Education in Africa, at Africa Fashion Week in London.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/justinamutale

25Jul/22

Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss? Polling shows party members want her – but the wider voting public would choose him

Paul Whiteley, University of Essex

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are the final two candidates chosen to go head-to-head in the battle to become the next leader of the Conservative party and, therefore, the next prime minister of the UK.

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25Jul/22

Monkeypox: World Health Organization declares it a global health emergency – here’s what that means

Paul Hunter, University of East Anglia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the current monkeypox epidemic a global health emergency.

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22Jul/22

Debunking the myth of the ‘evil people smuggler’

Yvonne Su, York University, Canada and Corey Robinson, Durham University

In 2022, the number of forcibly displaced people surpassed 100 million worldwide. Nearly 1.5 million refugees will need resettlement in 2022, but less than one per cent of refugees will be resettled.

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20Jul/22

Brits app-sessed: New Builder.ai data reveals over 20 million can’t live without social media apps

The average Brit uses just 10 of the 17 apps on their phone according to new research from Builder.ai. Yet, over a third (35%) claim that they couldn’t live without using social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. The survey of 2,000 UK adults reveals all about Brits’ app habits, Continue reading

20Jul/22

Love Island’s Tasha is the show’s first deaf contestant – here’s what you should know about deaf accents

Kate Rowley, UCL

I sat down to watch the first episode of this year’s Love Island with my daughter as I was told that there was a deaf contestant appearing on the show. I don’t usually watch Love Island, but as a deaf person I was intrigued to find out more about how this contestant, Tasha Ghouri, would handle being the only deaf person on the show.

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20Jul/22

Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – new study

Joanna Moncrieff, UCL and Mark Horowitz, UCL

For three decades, people have been deluged with information suggesting that depression is caused by a “chemical imbalance” in the brain – namely an imbalance of a brain chemical called serotonin. However, our latest research review shows that the evidence does not support it.

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18Jul/22

The Cost of Living Crisis: The Human Impact

People around the world are facing increasing pressures on their day-to-day lives. Food, energy bills and living costs are rocketing as inflation reaches record levels due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and rising global instability.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has spoken to people living in 18 countries around the world in an attempt to gauge the human impact of the crisis.
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07Jul/22

Boris Johnson: a terminal case of hubris syndrome

As Boris Johnson barricades himself in Number 10, apparently unwilling or unable to listen to the advice of close party colleagues who are calling on him to resign, how can we understand this bizarre melodrama?

As I watched Johnson’s appearance in front of the House of Commons Liaison Committee on the afternoon before his showdown with key members of his cabinet, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a deeper malady at play. It was as if an existential disconnect had settled across the comfortingly boring committee room.

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01Jul/22

How your brainwaves could be used in criminal trials

Michel Funicelli, Teesside University

American Kevin Strickland was exonerated after spending 42 years in prison for being wrongfully convicted of a triple murder in November 2021. His 1978 conviction was based on mistaken identification of an eyewitness. The eyewitness later said that police pressured her into identifying Strickland, and attempted to have her testimony recanted but failed. She died in 2015.

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