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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 […]

2010 Reflections

posted by on 03/01/2011

Photo by @Cubagallery

I think you’ll all agree that 2010 was a really intense year, from Volcanic eruptions to collapsing mines there were quite a few catastrophic events and stories that influenced the world one way or another. I’ve put together a list of 5 events/ scenarios that I think caused an impact in our lives.

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7 Billion

posted by on 03/01/2011

Did you know by the end of 2011 you will be 1 of 7 billion people on this planet. Crazy huh? Well I come from a country that contributes 1/7th of that figure. The National Geographic magazine investigates further into the implications caused by the rapid population growth and how it will impact us tomorrow. They claim there are over 21 mega cities in the world at the moment; a mega city is a city that has a population of over 10 million. By 2050, 70% of the US will be living in a mega city. That’s just plain crazy if you think about it. Peep in the info film after the cut, I look forward to the full magazine feature.

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WikiRebels: The Documentary

posted by on 21/12/2010

As you would know, the news on WikiLeaks continues to build everywhere…tv, internet. For those that don’t: WikiLeaks is an organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources and leaks. In light of these arising issues, SVT a Swedish Television Network put together that follows Julian Assange (founder) and his team travel off to visit the countries at which WikiLeaks operates – the film thoroughly explores the background of the organisation. Watch the full documentary after the cut.

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Racist Soap

posted by on 11/12/2010

I wouldn’t normally write about things like this because I usually find them boring but this is both disturbing and interesting because I am actually curious as to what makes people think like this. I remember watching a family on the Tyra Show talk about how much they hated everyone who wasn’t white and that was just strange… but anyways to sum this up: a really ignorant man has been selling bars of soap with racist quotes such as “Darkie” and “no coloured kids” and when questioned by the media the man failed to justify selling the soaps by exclaiming “people buy them”.  Actually makes me sick, cannot believe people as ignorant as such exist! It’s shocking to see things like this because people had to experience this to a much higher degree… we got it good. Watch the video here via worldstarhiphop.com

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Alicia Keys Is Dead

posted by on 01/12/2010

Today is recognised throughout the globe as World Aids Day, a day used to raise awareness about the aids pandemic caused by the spread of HIV. The Keep a Child Alive campaign headed by our girl Miss A. Keys is just one of many charity organisations seeking to raise money. This year’s theme is ‘Digital Death’ whereby your favourite celebrities will digitally die (meaning no more Twitter and Facebook traffic) and the only way to revive them is through your donations which go directly to the charity. The aim is to raise approximately £1 million which will be used to provide treatment, love and support to families affected by HIV and Aids.

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Heels That Heal

posted by on 15/11/2010

I just wanted to take this time out to talk to you about the Heels That Heal campaign. It is a collaboration between charity Wellbeing of Women and News of the World’s Fabulous magazine, which aims to raise £500,000 to fund life saving research into women’s health. If you have read the news recently you would have heard that singer Lily Allen has had her second miscarriage. Wellbeing of Women invests in medical research and the development of specialist doctors and nurses working in the field of reproductive and gynaecological health to try to ensure issues like Lily’s occur less often.

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'I like it on …' Breast Cancer Campaign Explained

posted by on 09/10/2010

Dudes, if you’ve been wondering why all these females on your Facebook have been putting dutty Facebook statuses such as ‘I like it on the bedroom floor and stockroom table’, well I’ve found the answer. It’s the latest unofficial Breast Cancer awareness campaign that has taken Facebook by storm. According to the Telegraph over a million female users worldwide have updated their statuses with the ‘I like it on…’ phrase already. It’s all to do with where they place their handbag and not where they have sex. Such a suggestive status though, more information on the flipside.

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Haitian Presidency Update – Wyclef Rejected Because of Politics Not Law

posted by on 24/08/2010

If you’re not aware of the forgoing Haitian presidency bids click here and read my previous post. Last Friday Wyclef Jean’s bid for candidacy was rejected on the basis of residency by the election-bureau despite meeting all the requirements set out by law.

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Wyclef Jean: If I Was President, I'd Get Elected On Friday

posted by on 20/08/2010

As ambassador-at-large for the Caribbean nation Wyclef has placed his bid to be Haitian president. Despite the fact he emigrated to Brooklyn at the age of 9 his love for his homeland has always been apparent. He is seeking a 5 year term to help rebuild the corrupted and recently devastated country giving Haitians hope for a better future.

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Photographers Rights | Police Can't Stop You

posted by on 15/07/2010

I stumbled across this interesting piece in Amateur Photographer magazine that I think everyone should know about. They’ve told us what rights we have if a Police Officer stops in public, it’s basically details police guidelines intervening under the Terrorism Act 2000. I myself have been scared to take photos in certain public places such as the underground because I thought it was illegal. Guidelines after the cut.

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