Mexico, better known for its thousands of pyramids, Maya, Aztec, cenotes, postcard-perfect beaches, mezcal, and fiesta-like entertainment, is considered one of the most culturally rich and diverse countries in the world. Hera Kruja is in Riviera Maya to help visitors experience real Mexico while guided by locals. Cave at XPlor park, Riviera Maya. Photo credits: Hera Kruja Of all the things that could have gone wrong, this was the only unexpected one. It is April and I am in Playa del Carmen, located along the Caribbean coastline of Mexico. I have my camera on, searching for the most fantastic spot for that click. As I walk, I sense a gentle breeze on my face while the sparkling white sand feels like fine, soft powder. The coconut palm trees, the hibis...
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The series got renewed for a second season in August 2022 and is scheduled to premiere in 2023. The first broadcast was on 26 May this year and is available on All 4. Source: Channel 4 Jack Rooke gives an exclusive interview at Westminster World. He talks about the series Big Boys on Channel 4 and reveals what we should expect in the upcoming season two. Jack also spoke about Big Boys season two. During those episodes, we will watch more stories being developed regarding the other characters. In contrast, the main focus remains on the main ones. https://youtu.be/KHjiIhUzBAM Credit: Mellina Shahrom and Besmira Kruja Jack Rooke said: “I think it’s just going to be a bit more expansive. I want to sort of delve into some of the other characters' back stories and for it to feel
Since the mid-2000s, India’s youth have referred to themselves as the “Nowhere Generation” - the ones who are stuck between the need to work for sustenance and the lack of options to help them. It has been over two decades since this term was coined but the situation seems to get worse with every year with rising “berozgari” or unemployment. Picture Credit: Australia India Institute On the 1st of February, India’s Finance Minister announced the budget for 2022 and promised to create six million jobs over the next five years. However, the “Nowhere Generation” doesn't seem to have much faith in this statement as pulling this off will not be an easy feat. In the past few years, in spite of being Asia’s third-largest economy, the country’s unemployment rate exceeded most of the emer
The lives of LGBTQ+ people have always been hidden and secretive. It has just been recently that they have been coming out and accepted by society. However, if you look back in history their identity remained concealed due to repressive social attitudes and criminal prosecution. The video highlights key events and changes that took place in the LGBTQ+ community from 1533 to today. https://youtu.be/ge7ipUFjWUg
A recent article published by the Times, talks about how county line drug gangs are infiltrating universities as a convenient spot to carry out their operations. But why have these drug gangs targeted universities? Let’s find out. Picture Credit: The Statesmen What does County lines mean? County lines are organised illegal drug-dealing networks that are usually controlled by a single person. Drug dealers set up a network between city and county locations to supply drugs controlling a network of runners by mobile phones, also known as ‘deal lines’. The line is controlled by an anonymous dealer based in a city who has complete control over what is sold. These drug runners use vulnerable people's homes as a base for dealing, a practice known as cuckooing. Young re
Scientists successfully establish a two-way dialogue with people during REM sleep. Dreamers can answer simple questions such as “What is two plus one?” It is believed that dreams are disorderly and illogical, so people can’t think and react rationally while sleeping. Based on previous studies, scientists already knew that one-way contact is attainable. People can receive external stimuli like light and sound. Two-way communication requires a sleeping person to understand information from outside and respond logically, which is much more complicated. Karen Konkoly, from Northwestern University, worked with her collaborators to experiment by asking people simple questions during lucid dreams (you can realise that you are dreaming) and published a study on February 18 in Current Biolog
Credit: Charles Deluvio OnlyFans is an online social media platform widely used by sex workers, though not limited to them only, to make income. Sex workers charge monthly fees for access to porn images, videos and more. OnlyFans is a subscription content service based in London - with an app that reportedly has 30million users. Though OnlyFans generates a source of income for users, the question posed is, what kind of impact does it have on individuals, particularly young adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty five? https://youtu.be/7zDCNdReeww Interviewees: Ade & Jenelle
https://youtu.be/lfsVrtg7SSQ Video / Jinglin Zhou Millennials and Generation Z, are always faced with high requirements and have to work harder to succeed. A research carried out at OfficeGenie found that millennials worked on average a whopping seven hours and 22 minutes extra each week. Another study from the Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated showed 32% of Gen Z respondents say they are the hardest-working generation ever, and 36% believe they "had it the hardest" when entering the working world compared with all other ages before it. But they haven't gain more from hard working. In the UK, salaries for millennials and Gen Z are 20% down on what their parents earned during the same period of their lives. Working harder is not the way that leads to success. I...
County Line gang activities and recruitment of young children have increased across the UK during the lockdown. What are County Lines? It is a technique to transport drugs from one area to another by using the individual phone lines. The Organised Criminal Groups (OCGs) exploit innocent children and get them to sell and supply drugs. Photo credits by Pixabay There are more than 20 OCGs across the UK trafficking drugs into small towns and villages. They do this by manipulating children as young as 13, especially those with mental health or addiction issues. They are trained and groomed by the drug dealers who use them as drug mules to carry packages of heroin and cocaine on public transport. Philip Seccombe, a Police and Crime Commissioner of Warwickshire tol...
Scotland has become the first country in the UK to ban the smacking of children. The new legislation came into effect on November 7 2020 giving children the same protection from assault as adults. Wales is said to be the next country in the UK to ban smacking by 2022. The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that one in five adults aged 18 to 74 years old have experienced at least one form of child abuse before the age of 16, whether it was emotional, physical or sexual abuse or have witnessed domestic violence. According to the Children’s Act 2004, smacking is still permitted in other parts of the UK as it is considered “reasonable punishment”. The Scottish Green MSP John Finnie introduced these changes in the hope of being able to demonstrate to children that violence is u