Snapchat introduces 60-secs video feed ” Spotlight” in 11 nations

Snapchat has launched its vertically scrollable video section “Spotlight” in 11 nations where users are able to view videos posted by other uses. The spotlight will have its own dedicated tab in the app and will feature videos, with background music, up to 60 seconds. Snaps from private accounts will be featured in an unattributed…

Big business is harming our society

A former competition lawyer telling us after the collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh in 2013 after driven by competition to cut costs and maximise profits quite literally may kill us.   The rising levels of power are concentrated in the hands of a few yet no government or organisation has the…

The logic of capitalism

A highly provocative book by an Indian academic who is the Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies at the University of  Copenhagen, revealing how India is being repackaged into a national brand  to be sold to foreign investors, part of ongoing historical shift. “The capitalist transformation of India wherein the logic of capital is…

International Men’s Day 2020

  International Men’s Day, an annual event celebrated on the 19th of November, in 44 countries including Antigua, Australia, Barbados, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Jamaica, Singapore, China, United States, UK, Romania, and Malta. Inaugurated in 1992 on 7 February by Thomas Oaster was re-initialized in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago. The longest-running celebration of International Men’s…

Pioneering Orthopaedic Surgeon dies aged 99 and a half

Evan Price, who died at 99, on 3rd November 2020,  just a few months before his hundredth birthday, cherished and pioneering Senior Orthopaedic Consultant Mr Evan Reginald Price MRCP FRCS passed away peacefully at his home in Barnsley South Yorkshire. He was the head of the Accident and Emergency department. Evan treated so many people in…

Huge Tyre fire at East Bowling of Bradford

A large scrap tyre fire on Upper Castle Street, in the East Bowling area of Bradford involving thousands of scrap tyres, has caused train services into Bradford Interchange severely disrupted. Northern Rail, the Train operator tweeted “A large fire at a go-kart track next to the railway at Bradford Interchange is on fire. Around 8,…

“The US should neither run the world, nor run from it”

  In 1796, American President George Washington in his farewell address cautioned the young nation “to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world. “ Isolationism thereafter became one of the most influential political trends in American history. From the founding era until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United…

Yorkshire Ripper dies

Peter Sutcliffe, 74, serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper has died, as he refused treatment after contracting coronavirus at HMP Frankland in County Durham. Sutcliffe who murdered at least 13 women across the north of England in the late 1970s, was jailed in 1981 and spent several years at Broadmoor Hospital where he was…