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Grammy nomination for BTS sets a precedent for the future of Korean pop culture

Grammy nomination for BTS sets a precedent for the future of Korean pop culture

Art, Band, Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, International, LifeStyle, Media, Music, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Video
The music industry is gearing up for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, with the nominees having been officially announced just last week. There have been ecstatic responses from fans and supporters the world over, but the one nomination that seems to be fishing in more reactions than any other is that of Korean based pop-group, BTS. The first K-pop group to have received worldwide recognition and embark on an international tour, BTS have made history by bagging this Grammy nomination for the art and visuals of their famed album, ‘Love Yourself: Tear’. It is not only a massive breakthrough moment for the Bangtan septet, but for the Korean music scene as a whole. The album that was placed at No.1 on the 'Billboard 200' in May earlier this year, is nominated for best recording package - a
“Little Portugal’s” views on Brexit

“Little Portugal’s” views on Brexit

Audio, brexit, Business, Culture, International, May, News, Politics, ReportingWeek2, Uncategorized
The Anglo-Portuguese relations have always been strong, from Vauxhall's tube station all the way to Stockwell, you find yourself in the heart of Portuguese restaurants, hairdressers and delicatessens - which have gathered here over the last 30 years, earning the area its nickname - 'Little Portugal'. London attracts young people of working age from abroad, particularly those countries that were affected by the Eurozone crisis. With the influx of arrivals in search of employment, or studies, it's little wonder Brexit is causing so much debate. Goncalo Correia, 23 years old, currently living in the so called "Little Portugal" - has dreamed about his time in London since he was a child and is now afraid of what might happen. Marta Ramos, a 32 year old portuguese, came to Vauxhall in 20

Racial and gender bias: Is there more to driving tests than just driving?

Breaking News, International, LifeStyle, London, News, ReportingWeek1, Social media, Transport
Racial and gender prejudices take charge as UK driving test statistics reveal all. Data shows women and people of colour have a lower passing rate. According to a survey held by the Department for Transport, women had a lesser passing rate in practical tests than men. The survey also revealed that 45.4 percent candidates were aged between 16 to 20 years. Additionally, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) revealed that black women had only a 32 percent pass rate. Motorbike and moped license reports present comparable results as women showed a 50 percent passing rate when compared to men’s passing rate which stands at a 72 percent. In response to the above statistics DVSA Chief Driving Examiner Mark Winn provided Westminster World with the following statement: “DVSA
David Attenbourough believes that we are facing a “man-made disaster” of global scale

David Attenbourough believes that we are facing a “man-made disaster” of global scale

Breaking News, Climate, International, News, Politics, ReportingWeek1, Science, Social media, Uncategorized
The naturalist, Sir David Attenbourough, is the latest celebrity to call for immediate action on climate change. Sir David Attenborough | by Foreign and Commonwealth Office Attenborough spoke at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored climate talks opened in the Polish city of Katowice on December 3, and claims that climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years. He is acting as a link between the public and policy-makers at the meeting. Sir David believes that we are facing a “man-made disaster” of global scale. He said: “Leaders of the world, you must lead. The continuation of civilisations and the natural world upon which we depend is in your hands.” "If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural wo
UN Climate Change Conference: What do young Londoners think about it?

UN Climate Change Conference: What do young Londoners think about it?

Climate, Environment, International, London, News, Poland, Politics, ReportingWeek1, Science
In Poland’s coal capital, Katowice, experts, environmentalists, scientists, politicians, journalists and leaders from all around the world converge together for the biggest climate change event of the year - COP 24 Katowice, United Nations Climate Change Conference, Poland 2018. Climate change is inevitable and we can see it happening around us. The world is getting hotter, glaciers are melting and a recent study, as mentioned in the BBC report, suggests that CO2 emissions are on the rise owing to economic growth. Representatives from around 200 countries have gathered for this two-week conference to discuss the rules and finalize guidelines that will help countries implement the Paris Agreement. The Paris climate agreement, which was adopted at the Conference of Parties (COP) in

Black Friday: Most Londoners are no fan of it

Black Friday, Fashion, International, London, shopping, shopping
One of the busiest days for shopaholics when almost all the major retailers have a host of deals to offer, Black Friday is losing its importance in London.  As Black Friday on November 23rd is beckoning, we asked Londoners in Oxford Street whether they are looking forward to that day. Black Friday annually takes place on the fourth Friday of November yet, for commercial reasons, most shops already start their discounts on a Monday before. It was no surprise that some of the people that we met were already carrying bags when leaving renowned shopping malls such as John Lewis, House of Fraser and Selfridges and didn't really care about the special Friday sale. While few were actually excited and were planning for the sale. In fact, Black Friday divides opinion and contrary to common b
Sluggish job market: Where do media graduates stand?

Sluggish job market: Where do media graduates stand?

Breaking News, economy, International, London, Media, News, Opinion, ReportingWeek1, Social media, Student, Technology, trends
Education has become of utmost importance globally and continues to grow. This is evident in the UK as the number of recent graduates have increased from 22% in 2002 to 40% in 2017. However, the number of entry level jobs is not rising at the same pace. As of March 2018, information and communication jobs are less than half in comparison to wholesale and retail trade jobs. Considering London’s significance as a media hub, it is startling that half of its population is comprised of graduates yet it has the highest unemployment rate in the UK. Abby and Holly, employees of a talent agency in advertising, shed some light on the matter. We asked them if they would prefer much younger and fresher faces in media instead of the older, accomplished presenters, Holly said: “I would pro
Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

DontUse, International, News, Politics, ReportingWeek2
Yemen yet again faces another Saudi-led coalition air strike which killed at least thirty people in a rebel military police camp. Most of the people who died in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, were claimed to be detainees inside the camp. According to the UN, the recent strikes were reported to have demolished the building and more than 8,670 people have been killed and 49,960 injured since the coalition intervened in the conflict in 2015. The fighting and a blockade by the coalition has also left 20.7 million people in need of humanitarian aid, created the world's largest food security emergency, and led to a cholera outbreak that is thought to have killed 2,219 people since April. https://soundcloud.com/zahida-rizvi-463815269/yemen-mixdown-1   As the food crisis worsens in
Zimbabweans in London looking forward to new era with optimism

Zimbabweans in London looking forward to new era with optimism

International, News
London-Zimbabweans continue to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule and usher in a new era that is supposed to bring hope, sustainability and most importantly equal opportunities for all. Zimbabweans have never been here before as the country has been colored with corruption and injustice for the last thirty-seven years under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe. The saying that everything that has a beginning has an end surely has been proven as Robert Mugabe jumped hours before he was pushed out- slapping in his resignation and making it clear that the decision to resign was solely his decision and not the pressure that was mounting on his head. Adama Bawah a Zimbabwean who now works in London after leaving Harare several years ago is of the view that Mugabe wa...
Hundreds of protesters joined the Anti-Slavery March against the Libyan Slave Trade

Hundreds of protesters joined the Anti-Slavery March against the Libyan Slave Trade

International, Politics, slavery
Hundreds of protesters descended on the Libyan embassy in London on Saturday to demand the end of slave auctions in Libya. Demonstrators gathered outside the embassy in Knightsbridge around midday, brandishing placards emblazoned with the words “do not sell slaves” and then marched to Parliament Square. Protesters joining the march think slavery is contrary to African humanity. They hope they can raise the public’s awareness of the crime, as well as call on the UK government to put pressure on Libyan leaders to stop the illegal markets. [Video: Jasmine Zhao] UK-based NGO African Lives Matter have organized protests across different cities in the UK. The petition calling on the government to ‘put pressure on Libya to stop enslavement of Black Africans’ has got over 262,000 signature