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Ads’ impact on children probed

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் திசெம்பர் 10, 2007

The probe, part of a 10-year plan for children in England to be published next week, comes amid fears about the commercialisation of childhood.

He said many parents were concerned about youngsters being bombarded with adverts and media images that encouraged the “sexualisation” of girls.

They would look at the cumulative impact of advertising on different aspects of childhood and well-being, to see whether commercial pressure had a “negative impact”.

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Stranger than Fiction

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் நவம்பர் 12, 2007

I have read few of Jeffrey Archer’s books. He is a good writer. No doubt. Following is an item from 8 October, 2002, BBC online.

Lord Archer’s life is a tale of success and scandal. BBC News Online looks back over the ups and downs of the peer’s career.

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Aitken to lead study on prisons

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் நவம்பர் 12, 2007

Disgraced former Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken, who was jailed for perjury, is to lead a study into prison reform for a social policy group.

He will head a taskforce for Iain Duncan Smith’s Centre for Social Justice, which gives advice to Tory leader David Cameron issues.

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Photography the genius

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஒக்ரோபர் 25, 2007

Follow the story of photography in BBC Four’s six-part series ‘The Genius of Photography’. See some of the most famous photographs ever taken and find out more about what made them so very special.

BBC 4 (UK), 9pm, Thursdays.

Tom Ang presents top tips on how to get the most out of your digital camera

Posted in நிழற்படக் கலை, Photography, TV, UK | குறிச்சொல்லிடப்பட்டது: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Virgin on the Rock

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஒக்ரோபர் 12, 2007

Sir Richard Branson on a mission to rescue Northern Rock

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A dirty business

Posted by The Visitor மேல் செப்ரெம்பர் 27, 2007

Zaiba Malik spends a month undercover as a hotel cleaner and writes about their plight for wages sometimes as low as £1.80 per room. Most of the hotel cleaners are Eastern Europeans, Latin Americans and the like, doing this so that they can support families back home.

[…]Like most cleaners I meet, Belen works to send money home – she’s paying for her son’s university fees in Ecuador, “so he can have a better life than me”.[…]

So its not all about being concerned only about oneself, is it? People do do things for others.

வேற ஒன்னுமில்ல “ஒவ்வொருத்தரின் செயல்களும் selfishness ஆல் தான் உந்தப்படுகிறது” ன்னு யாரோ ஒரு புண்ணியவான் சொல்லிக் கேட்ட ஞாபகம்.

Link given by MumbaiGirl in a comment on Terri’s Post.

Posted in இங்கிலாந்து, வாழ்க்கை, Life, UK, Women | Leave a Comment »

Bank chief defends role in crisis

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் செப்ரெம்பர் 20, 2007

Bank of England governor Mervyn King is defending his handling of the Northern Rock crisis in a crucial appearance in front of a panel of MPs.His job could be on the line, with discussions under way on whether to renew his five-year term in June.

Robert Peston blogs about the Unstable Governor,

If it had done this three weeks ago when banks were clamouring, Northern Rock might never have feared that it was running out of money.

So it would not have had to approach the Bank of England for emergency support.

And there would never have been that infamous run on Northern Rock – the first run on a British bank for 140 years.

[……………] 

So, although the Bank of England has changed course in respect of the way it is prepared to tackle the crisis in the money markets, it is sticking to the position that it has no regrets about the way that it provided its initial support to Northern Rock.

Read related stories in the sidebar for full coverage on the Northern Rock issue.

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Big Ben silenced

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஓகஸ்ட் 10, 2007

Maintenance work will mean the hourly chimes and quarter bells will cease to ring from 0800 BST until September.

Big Ben’s “bongs” will ring out for the last time on Saturday morning before they fall silent for a month.

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BA gets £121.5m price-fixing fine

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஓகஸ்ட் 1, 2007

British Airways has been fined a record £121.5m by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) after it admitted colluding to fix the prices of fuel surcharges.

BA held illegal talks with rival Virgin Atlantic over the charges, which were added to passenger fares in response to rising oil prices.

But Virgin has been given immunity after it reported the collusion and is not expected to be fined, the OFT said.

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Russia expels UK diplomats

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூலை 19, 2007

On Monday four Russian embassy staff were expelled from the UK as part of the row over the murder in London.

Russia is to expel four UK diplomats in the continuing row over Moscow’s refusal to extradite the man suspected of Alexander Litvinenko’s murder.  

The four diplomats must leave Russia within 10 days, and Moscow is to review visa applications for UK officials.

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he was “disappointed” by what he called a “completely unjustified” move.

Posted in அரசியல், செய்தி, News, Politics, UK, World | Leave a Comment »

Lord Black convicted

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூலை 13, 2007

Media tycoon Conrad Black has been convicted of three charges of fraud and one of obstructing justice.

Black, 62, was cleared of racketeering and tax evasion but could face 35 years in jail when sentenced on 30 November. His lawyers said he would appeal.

Read the related stories on the right hand side to know the charges he faced, his rise and fall and other related information.

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BBC correspondent released

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூலை 4, 2007

BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has been released by kidnappers in the Gaza Strip after 114 days in captivity.

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Terror suspects are medical professionals

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூலை 3, 2007

Eight people arrested in connection with failed car bombings in Glasgow and London all have links with the National Health Service, the BBC has learned.

Seven are believed to be doctors or medical students, while one formerly worked as a laboratory technician

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Terror alert in UK

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூலை 1, 2007

The UK has moved to its highest level of terror alert – critical – after a burning car crashed into the airport.

read related stories on the right hand side for further information

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England goes smoke free from today

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூலை 1, 2007

Smoking in enclosed public places will be banned in England from 1 July 2007 year, the government has announced.

The ban covers virtually all enclosed public places including offices, factories, pubs and bars, but not outdoors or in private homes.

and England smoking ban takes effect

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Flood in South Yorkshire

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூன் 28, 2007

About 1,300 people affected by flooding across South Yorkshire are spending their third night away from home

more rains this weekend

Forecasters say up 50mm of rain could fall in parts of the country on Saturday, and the Met Office has issued an early warning of severe weather

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Brown is UK’s new prime minister

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூன் 27, 2007

Mr Brown, 56, has been seen as the unofficial prime-minister-in-waiting for the past decade – finally getting his chance …………

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Paedophile network smashed

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூன் 18, 2007

Cox, of Buxhall, Suffolk, ran a website enabling the exchange of abuse images.

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……was handed an indeterminate sentence at Ipswich Crown Court.

Under the terms of his sentence, he must satisfy the authorities that he is fit for release and does not pose any threat to the community before he can ever be set free.

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In total, 31 children were saved as a result of the investigation, CEOP said.

Posted in Child abuse, Law & Order, UK | Leave a Comment »

Who can use the P word?

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூன் 12, 2007

Ahsan, 15, says the P-word could be classed as racist if used by anyone else, including other Asians.

Interesting!

Posted in சமூகம், Racism, Society, UK | Leave a Comment »

Blair appeal for moderate Muslims

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூன் 4, 2007

Tony Blair says he wants the “voice of moderation” among Muslims to be heard, as £1m funding was announced to boost Islamic studies at UK universities.

Posted in ஆங்கிலம், இங்கிலாந்து, சமூகம், செய்தி, News, Society, UK | Leave a Comment »