The “Silence Breakers” movement that went viral on social media was named Person of the Year 2017 by Time Magazine. The cover is a composite group photo that includes a number of women who had participated in this movement; such as actress Ashley Judd and singer Taylor Swift. Millions of women shared their stories of sexual harassment and abuse in 2017 making it a global movement that was named #MeToo. It took off on social media and fuelled a worldwide discussion on just how endemic sexual harassment has been. It has been used millions of times in over 85 countries. https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/938385893307637760 The women, and men, who broke their silence to share their stories of victimisation gave traction to the #MeToo campaign. https://youtu.be/MkR8GY
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
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...
NHS Improvement, responsible for overseeing and managing the performance of NHS, has placed King’s College hospital trust in special measures. The development comes right after Lord Kerslake resigned as the chairman of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Sunday. Speaking about his decision, Lord Kerslake said: “I do not do this lightly as I love King’s but believe the government and regulator are unrealistic about the scale of challenge facing the NHS and the trust.” “I want to pay tribute to the staff and their excellent patient care,” he added. https://twitter.com/SirBobKerslake/status/939917173048430592 King’s College hospital trust had a budget deficit of £38m for 2017/18. This was agreed between NHS Improvement and King’s board. However, in October the NHS Improve
The estimated total income for all contemporary craft making businesses in the UK ranges to a £457 million in 2017. The Thames Estuary Report claims that creative industries are becoming UK’s new biggest growth sector in terms of job opportunities and income generated. The UK Creative Industries generates £8.8m per hour with 1.3m employees in the creative economy across the South East Asia alone. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills predicts 1.2 million new workers will be needed in the sector over the next decade. The Renegated Craft Fair opened up a platform for startup and experienced craftsmen in jewelry, accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware and apothecary. Ogechi Anyanwu, one of the Organisers of t
Young people in London are leading a movement to stop universities investing in fossil fuel industries. The campaign is known as the divestment movement, which essentially means getting rid of business investments or interests. The movement has been gaining traction, particularly as projections of global carbon emissions grew by a two per cent in 2017, sparking a worldwide sense of urgency to address climate change. Beth Parkin, a member of the divestment movement, explained the importance of ending investments in fossil fuels in light of recent projections on the rise of carbon emissions. Student campaigns have been instrumental in forcing universities to get rid of their fossil fuel investments. In London, the London School of Economics, King's College London, and Golds...
Uber's appeal against TFL’s decision, to not renew their licence will not be heard until the spring of 2018. Judge Emma Arbuthnot proposed two dates, April 30 or June 25th for the five-day trial at Westminster magistrates court on Monday morning. TFL’s decision came after the company was declared not “fit and proper” after a series of failures over passenger safety. TfL said that the company’s approach and conduct “demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.” The company is in the process of repairing its reputation after they were hit with several controversies including harassment and a data breach that is thought to have affected millions. Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi fle
English champions Chelsea have the daunting task of eliminating Barcelona in the round 16 of the UEFA Champions League while Spurs take on Juventus. Chelsea finished second in group C which had Italian side AS Roma, Atletico Madrid and Azerbaijani side FC Qarabag. While Tottenham won the most difficult group of the first round that had teams like Real Madrid, German giants Dortmund and minors Apeol Nicosia. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will fancy their chances of progressing to the next stage of the competition after they were paired against FC Porto. Elsewhere in-form Manchester City was given the easiest draw after being pitted against Swiss side FC Basel with Pep Guardiola’s men traveling away first before coming home for the second leg. Manchester United will also be huge fa
The algorithm hype of deep learning and machine learning is invading countries and dominating major tech companies. Robots are making fake videos, vacuuming 'smart' homes, identifying Uber drivers’ selfies, and monitoring the sound of dolphins. NASA is trying to communicate with space using software-defined cognitive radios to employ under-utilized portions of the electromagnetic spectrum without human intervention. So with robots getting a lot of jobs, what jobs will survive their invasion? Fields of arts, maybe? Countries are opening their 'digital' eyes A report published by New York-based research consultancy Eurasia Group and Beijing-based VC firm Sinovation Ventures outlines the rapid advances of China in AI over the past few years. One major advantage this global pow
Children’s lives could potentially be saved in the busy streets of London through the safety vests and jackets of Sasha Pinnock. Pinnock, 29 and a businesswoman, came up with the idea of safety vests after a serious scare earlier this year when her daughter, 8, was on a school trip and close to Westminster Bridge as a man mowed down pedestrians in a terrorist attack. The single mum had no idea where her child was or whether she was safe, until the teacher confirmed it. In an effort to give parents like herself peace of mind when their children went on field trips, Pinnock developed a patented design of safety vests that were reflective, water-proof, and most crucial of all, housed a GPS tracker placed inside a pocket. Connected to an app available on Android and iOS, the tracker would