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Chelsea to face Barcelona in UEFA champions League last 16

Chelsea to face Barcelona in UEFA champions League last 16

News, Sport
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
AI: Our Best Friend or Filthiest Enemy?

AI: Our Best Friend or Filthiest Enemy?

News, Technology
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
London mum comes up with tracker vests that could save children’s lives

London mum comes up with tracker vests that could save children’s lives

Breaking News, London, News, Transport
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
‘It’s crap’: Londoners speak up as pay gap widens for young women

‘It’s crap’: Londoners speak up as pay gap widens for young women

Gender, London, News
London now has the worst gender pay gap in the UK, with the disparity widening for young women, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics. The capital had the narrowest gap in 1997 as women with full-time jobs earned 15.1 per cent less than men, but the needle barely moved two decades on as the gap is still at 14.6 percent in 2017. The trend for young women is particularly worrisome as it significantly rose from 1.1 per cent in 2011 to 5.5 per cent a mere six years later. Sam Smethers, chief executive of gender equality and women’s rights charity Fawcett Society, said: “The pay gap is widest for older women as it grows over our working lives but we are now seeing a widening of the pay gap for younger women too, which suggests we are going backwards and that is extre
1 in 5 UK citizens living in poverty

1 in 5 UK citizens living in poverty

#breakingnews, economy, London, News, Uncategorized
One in five people in the UK, approximately 14 million people, are living in poverty, a study has revealed. Over 8 million working-age adults, 4 million children, and 1.9 million pensioners in the UK do not have the means to survive day-to-day life. The report, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examined poverty trends in the UK over the last two decades, including state support for families and people living on the brink. Working class adults make up the largest section inflicted by poverty. 47 per cent of UK workers spend more than a third of their income, including housing benefits, on rent and maintenance. More than a third of these have to supplement their income outside of immediate work in order to meet housing costs. Conditions are not better off for family units: p
Don’t be a binner, have it for dinner: millenials targeted over food waste

Don’t be a binner, have it for dinner: millenials targeted over food waste

Business, Environment, Food, News, Tech
Waste reduction charity Wrap is poised to launch an anti-food waste campaign focused on 18-34 year olds living in urban areas. Research shows that millennials are the generation that throws away most food. In the UK more than £13bn of edible food was thrown out in 2015 Photo: Wrap A Wrap spokesperson told Westminster World: "We will be using a targeted approach to reach the right people using Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram – all channels we know are popular with our target audience. We’re advertising our content to ensure we really reach the right people and not just our existing fans and followers." Food waste is the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions after China and the US according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization. Take #ClimateActio
Nearly 4 million UK workers live in poverty

Nearly 4 million UK workers live in poverty

Breaking News, News
Around 3.7 million workers live in poverty in the UK, according to a new Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report. The research highlights an increasingly worrisome trend that employment is no longer a safety net from poverty. The research marked an alarming shift in UK poverty rates, where after two decades of decreases, in recent years trends have gone up with the number of people in poverty now at 14 million or over one in five of the population. The report also noted that nearly 400,000 more children and about 300,000 more pensioners are below the poverty line than in 2012-13. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned the latest poverty numbers as a ‘national scandal’ and blamed Tory austerity for the ‘untold suffering’. “Tory austerity has caused untold suffering and pushed hundreds o
Southgate to retain his job even if England fail at World Cup

Southgate to retain his job even if England fail at World Cup

News, Sport, Sports
England Manager Gareth Southgate will not be sacked even if he lost all three games at next years World Cup according to FA Chief Martin Glenn. The 47-year-old who took over from Sam Allardyce scored high marks as he guided England to a successful World Cup qualification series where they finished as group leaders. The Three Lions are also housed in a favorable group that has Belgium, Tunisia, and first-timers Panama. "for the next few tournaments, he will be our manager and not just for the World Cup,” FA Chief Glenn Martin told the BBC. "We have a long-term plan. You've seen some of the fruits of it so far and we trust the manager so yeah he will be with us for long.” The former Crystal Palace midfielder signed a four-year contract with the English FA and has been hugely s
How a Facebook page helped young Londoner cope with depression, anxiety

How a Facebook page helped young Londoner cope with depression, anxiety

London, News, Social media
As early as 13 years old, Mhairi Potts-Wyatt from London had already contemplated taking her own life. She didn’t even know that was called ‘suicide’ at the time, nor did she understand she was battling depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But somehow, Potts-Wyatt made it to 21 years old. And she has a Facebook page to thank for it. The Artidote is a social media community founded on Facebook in 2015 by Jovanny Ferreyra. With close to two million followers, the page, as its name suggests, uses art as a means of healing and improving mental health. Each post features a piece of artwork coupled with a quote either from followers, someone anonymous, or a famous personality. Potts-Wyatt, who is in the process of being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, jo
Where are the youth charity trustees?

Where are the youth charity trustees?

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The 13th to the 17th November is Trustees’ week and whilst it’s a time for celebration and promotion of the work of charity trustees, research has also highlighted the low level of representation of young people on trustee boards. The Charity Commission’s report based on a review of all charities on its register as of February 2017 shows that less than one percent of charity trustees are young people, these 170 young trustees are defined as those aged 16 to 24 years old is a tiny amount of the 154,309 total charity trustees. There are calls for more charities to engage with young people who can provide a valuable contribution to their boards and can often represent a young persons and users perspective for charities were young people and youth issues are the focus. A spokesperso