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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

News Of The World Set To Close

posted by on 08/07/2011

Having been founded in 1843 on July 10th the New of The World tabloid newspaper will cease to exist. The closure of the paper comes in wake of serious claims of malpractice by some of the staff that work behind the scenes to get this paper ready for publication every week. Allegations of phone hacking going back as far as 9 years have come to light and with many of the papers integral members of staff either resigned or under investigation it is clear that these Allegations are not unfounded. It’s being reported that over 4000 people have been hacked by people working for the paper many of whom are celebrities and even some Royals. The sad fact of the matter is that with the abrupt announcement of the paper’s imminent termination a large number of people who will loose their job would have had nothing to do with the scandal. More on this story after the cut.

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Dear 16-Year-Old Me

posted by on 24/05/2011

Before you ask this has nothing to do with one those MTV programmes but this is a promotional video for a good cause, The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund, as part of Melanoma Awareness month (this month!). It’s a video of several real people addressing their own 16-year-old selves by sharing stories about their struggles with Melanoma. So with summer just around the corner remember Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen.

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John Moore on 'Epic' Libya Battles | Arab World Revolutions

posted by on 27/03/2011

I love the art of journalism, but I always wondered how journalists could travel to other countries to report literally from the firing line! From what I’ve seen it takes alot of courage and passion for the job because photographer John Moore has done it plenty times. I came across this guys work today and I have got to say, it tells the story like no other > news.  John put together a powerful presentation if you like, depicting the grueling events surrounding the Middle East & North Africa and while his level of photography is amazing I found a lot of these images quite heartbreaking, I have to say I’ve never seen a battle field so close up such as this. His voice in the background describing his epic journey is quite captivating a real shock too for people who don’t know the real goings on over there! It just goes to prove that we’re never getting the coverage that we should, so thank you to John Moore for putting this together. Peep some quality photo journalism after the cut.

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It's In Your Hands – World Water Day Promo Video

posted by on 26/03/2011

Ok I lied about only posting once tonight. Me not posting more than once is as rare as Jordan not appearing in the headlines of a tabloid paper. I really had no clue that the 22nd March was World Water Day and this short video filmed and directed by Andrew Hinton of Pilgrim Films was used to promote it. It’s In Your Hands is a beautiful promo video, it’s been exceptionally well shot and the sound works so well. Definitely gets the message across, simple yet powerful stuff. We take water amongst other things for granted, video on the reverse.

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Happy Independence Day | Ghana is 54

posted by on 06/03/2011

My homeland is 54 today and at the risk of repeating myself, for some people this day is an excuse to go ‘raving’ and others don’t particularly care but for me it has always been about celebrating my heritage and the things that I love about it (because I complain about it on all the other days of the year). I was brought up in a strict Ghanaian household and it taught me alot about life which has aided my moving out 3 years ago and for that I am very proud! Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Ghanaians, hope you’ll have a good one. Listen to the national anthem after the cut.

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Kids Company | Become an Angel

posted by on 05/03/2011

Kids Co. if you don’t know is a charity organisation that aim to “provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children“. The company has been running for just over 15 years now and has done great things for kids all over London and aim to expend their services. They’re looking for passionate people to become Kids co. angels (volunteers), more details after the cut.

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Government Gone Crazy?

posted by on 21/02/2011

This week saw the news that here in England the government are planning to announce a new initiative whereby after a certain period of time those on the sex offenders register can apply to be taken off the list. This has caused a huge reaction across the country and i think it’s only right that i add me 2 bobs worth. My thoughts on the matter are revealed on the flipside.

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Documentary- Rule Britannia: Teenage Riot

posted by on 05/02/2011

VBS’s latest endeavor comes in the form of a series documenting the riot that happened not too long ago on our streets! The riot broke out in response to the new governments’ *COUGH* decision to increase the cap on the fees of those longing for some university life. There were alot of stories surrounding this but how many of them were heard from the protesters mouth’s? Well VBS have put together a series that does exactly that, more info after the cut.

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No Anorexia | An Important Message

posted by on 06/01/2011

Anorexia is a disease many girls (and guys) are ready to suffer from to be skinny and famous. But despite the fact everyone knows it can kill, still year after year we hear that young girls and women stop eating to get the desired shape. In majority of cases their life becomes unbearable or ends, like the life of Isabella Caro. She was a French model from Marseille, France, who became well-known after appearing in a controversial ad campaign “No Anorexia” which showed Caro with vertebrae and facial bones showing under her skin in a picture by photographer Oliviero Toscani. Please read on!

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