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Italy’s President says the result of the referendum is a reflection of a “solid democracy”

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The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, has spoken for the first time since the resignation of his Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi.   In a tweet released this morning by Quirinal Palace, Mr Mattarella’s residence, the leader of the Republic said that the large number of voters in the Referendum was a “testimony of a solid democracy from a passionate country, capable of an active participation”. He also called for “serenity and reciprocal respect” to face the new political situation and the “actual problems” in the country. His intervention is an attempt to calm the voices who are calling for populism. #Quirinale, Il Presidente della Repubblica, Sergio #Mattarella, ha rilasciato la seguente dichiarazione: pic.twitter.com/k0BeO5rR13 — Quirinale Uff Stampa (@Quirinale) 5 de diciembre
Shinzo Abe to be the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbour

Shinzo Abe to be the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbour

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Prime minister Shinzo Abe is to visit Pearl Harbor, becoming the first Japanese leader to go to the site since the Japanese attack on US soil in 1941. Mr. Abe will visit on 27 December with US President Barack Obama to the US naval base in Hawaii where Japanese forces launched an attack and killed 2,300 US servicemen. The announcement was declared 2 days before the 75th anniversary of the attack, following the visit by President Obama in May to Hiroshima where 150,000 people are believed to have been killed in 1945 by a US atomic bomb. Mr. Abe said in a statement: “I’d like to make it [meeting with Obama] an opportunity to send a message to the world that we will further strengthen and maintain our alliance towards the future,” He added: “At the same time, I would l

“Wig or Frizz”: black hair and Identity

Audio, Blogs, Culture, Fashion, Opinion
As the “Black lives matter” campaign rages on in the USA, some may be asking how much of it has reignited black pride sentiments in countries like the UK.  Just before the largest natural hair show “Natural Hair week” kicks off in London, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham from 30 April to 7 May, we take a look at how hair is becoming a revived statement of black pride among women living in the UK. Black hair, black pride The 60s and 70s are quite significant for black civil rights movements in America and the creative forms of protest that black Americans used to draw attention to self-determination. Elaborate hairstyles became some of the big statements adopted by black icons like Grace Jones, Diana Ross, The Jackson 5, Lionel Richie and the commodores among others, to reflect pride a
Gender imparity: Fewer women are seen in broadcasting jobs

Gender imparity: Fewer women are seen in broadcasting jobs

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Despite the fact we all can quickly recall a scene of Louise Minchin reporting while sitting on the BBC Breakfast sofa, women are insufficiently present on TV. Gender imparity is widely seen in the broadcast media industry, as one out of every four experts shown on British programmes is female, reported a research group from the school of Broadcasting at City University London. The UK does not lack outstanding women, but not enough females were being invited into the studio to make their voice known to the public. Broadcasting serves as an important public channel and greatly affects the conception of the society. A lack of women representation on TV resulted in fewer public female role models and also a lower recognition of women’s achievements across the country. Imbalanced ge
How to make Oreo cupcakes

How to make Oreo cupcakes

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Easter is just around the corner so that gives you a perfect excuse to put your aprons on and get baking Reporter: Amie Filcher. Sub-editor: Hayley Daen. Cupcakes are always a good choice- never underestimate the power of the cupcake. It’s good fun, and if you know young children, get them involved too, as it promotes learning according to Kids Health.  They’ll love getting messy, although you may not be able to face the site of your kitchen afterwards. So let’s get started. Tip: If you want to add an Easter feel to these cupcakes, add some Cadbury’s Mini eggs on top and voila! You will need: For the cakes: 200g of self-raising flour 200g of caster sugar 80g butter Dash of milk (if needed) 2 eggs 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract Oreo cookies Cake cases  
Jail time for bankers? New regime holds senior managers accountable

Jail time for bankers? New regime holds senior managers accountable

Blogs, Business, News
By Li Ying & Di Bai In the wake of HSBC’s tax evasion scandal, the UK Treasury announced a new regime aimed at strengthening control in the banking sector, which will take effect in about a year. From that time on, senior bank managers will be likely to face jail terms for bank failures and misconducts. The Chief Executive of Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Simon Culhane talks to Westminster World and explains the new regime.   Introducing a change of culture in the industry A new government-proposed regime will usher in a much-needed change of culture in the banking and financial service sector, with more punitive consequences. Simon Culhane, the chief executive of the professional body of the financial service industry CISI, welcomes it. He s
London’s roads – how safe are cyclists?

London’s roads – how safe are cyclists?

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19,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road incidents each year according to a 2014 survey by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) Report by: Amie Filcher Sub-editor: Steff Humm The London Underground project devised an award-winning proposal in February which suggests transforming London’s disused underground tunnels into functioning cycle routes. It is yet to be seen whether these proposals will be implemented. The hopes of this project were to tackle the risk to cyclists on London’s roads, as 75 percent of fatal or serious cyclist accidents happening in urban areas according to ROSPA. With twice the number of cyclists taking to Britain’s roads the risk to each individual cyclist has dropped by 34 percent. However, the number of cycling casualties