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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
Google and YouTube join in the “war” against knife crime

Google and YouTube join in the “war” against knife crime

crime, crime, London, London Mayor, Music, Social media
Google invested £600,00 in tackling the increase of knife crime in London. The money is used to help young people using social media to identify the violence contents and to prevent them from reposting. YouTube and Google work closely with the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime to monitor the content shared online which can incite violence. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said to Metro, “He was pleased that leading online platforms have come together to ‘better identify and remove content that incites violence much more quickly’ as London continues to see an increase of gang and knife crime.” “We do concern about the violence in London and don’t want to make our products use to provoke violence.” Google managing director Ronan Harris said. This programme analysed the re
Social Media goes into a frenzy as YouTube Rewind gets seven million dislikes

Social Media goes into a frenzy as YouTube Rewind gets seven million dislikes

Entertainment, Music, Social media, trends, Video
The video is on course to break the record for most disliked on the website The annual YouTube Rewind was met with negative reactions since it was published on the website. The video which went live on December 6 is at seven million dislikes at the time of writing and has become the second most disliked video on YouTube falling short to Justin Bieber's "Baby." However, Bieber's song which has been disliked 9.7 million times also has 10 million likes. That is, however, not the case for the new Rewind video as it has a drastically low up-vote rate at 1.9 million. YouTube Rewind 2018 The yearly video highlights music, fashion, movie, gaming and other trends of that specific year while featuring the most subscribed and popular content creators from YouTube. However, this year the crit...
Are some sections of the media fuelling racial discrimination in football?

Are some sections of the media fuelling racial discrimination in football?

Entertainment, London, Media, ReportingWeek1, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Sport
After Manchester City's Raheem Sterling highlighted headlines by the Mailonline as examples of racist rhetoric, many media commentators have come out to support the young footballer's accusations. On Saturday Chelsea Football Club made a public statement that they were investigating reports into alleged racial abuse against Raheem Sterling by Chelsea fans watching the weekend’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. A video circulating online after the game appeared to show one fan in the Matthew Harding Stand shouting racist slurs in the direction of Sterling as he went to collect the ball. In response to the abuse, Sterling released a statement accusing some sections of the media of helping to ‘fuel racism’ with their portrayal of young black footballers. In
Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Breaking News, crime, crime, Culture, London, London Mayor, News, NHS, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Student
London Mayor Sadiq Khan today announced a £600,000 grant from website to help charities tackle youth violence, shortly after an 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a flat in Greenwich town centre last Saturday. Due to the reduction of the police force? According to the statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, knife crime has surged by 16 per cent in the UK, compared with figure 12 months earlier. Figures from Metropolitan Police showed so far there have been at least 128 violent deaths in London, up from 116 in early 2018. The total of 14,987 knife crimes is among a high of 25,0287 violent offences recorded. Source: Metropolitan Police Cressida Dick, the head of Metropolitan Police, said early this year in a hearing that a whole series of social issues contrib
Charity Depaul uses Spotify playlists to get attention on youth homelessness

Charity Depaul uses Spotify playlists to get attention on youth homelessness

London, Media, News, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Technology
The campaign called “Unheard” raises awareness of the number of young people without a home in the UK. The event was streamed live from Facebook’s London headquarters in an effort to reach younger generations of donors The youth homelessness charity Depaul UK launched a campaign on Friday to denounce the growing number of people on the streets who are not older than 25. The non-profit organization gathered the help of Spotify, Sony Music and the singer Tom Grennan, who performed in the launch at Facebook’s headquarters in London. The stories of four former homeless young people are told through four playlists in Spotify. The song titles tell the experience of George, Kristina, Fatos and Jecoliah, while they were living on the streets. In a final audio track each of them tell thei
Patelification: an Anglo-Indian bias in the UK

Patelification: an Anglo-Indian bias in the UK

Blogs, Breaking News, Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, Experience, London, News, ReportingWeek1, Social media
British-Indian stand-up comedian Nish Kumar in conversation with Aamna Mohdin addresses unconscious biases that have potentially impacted his professional life. In an interview with famed comedian Nish Kumar published earlier today, The guardian shed light on issues of racial bias and ethnical stereotypes that exist among Anglo-Indians in the UK. Kumar took to twitter when a written piece by Keith Watson in Metro, detailing a travel show that he partook in, called him ‘Nish Patel’. He found it disconcerting as to how the error had occurred despite providing a press release about the show. Fucking hell lads. My name is Nish Kumar. pic.twitter.com/IUh0n9uMEk — Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) October 1, 2018 ‘In one case that’s somebody I’m paying – and they can’t be bothered to le

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
35 health and safety complaints over Sainsbury’s “plug boy” Christmas Advert

35 health and safety complaints over Sainsbury’s “plug boy” Christmas Advert

Breaking News, Business, Christmas, News, ReportingWeek1, Social media
The Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) has received 35 complaints over the “plug” boy. The moment that “plug boy” launched himself into a huge socket in the wall to turn on all the decoration became a sensation on social media. The plug Boy launched into a huge socket (Copy right: Sainsbury's) The plug Boy launched into a huge socket (Copy right: Sainsbury's) There are people genuinely complaining about the plugboy in the Sainsbury's advert, because they think it will encourage their children who see it to play with plug sockets. If that is genuinely what you're child takes away from that advert it's just natural selection really — Charlie (@charlesstone15) 3 December 2018 The Ads watchdog confirmed that they are assessing the complaints but has not decided to start