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France Mourns Stars Killed In Reality Show Helicopter Crash

By on Mar 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Two Olympians and a champion sailor are among the dead after a helicopter crash in Argentina killed eight French nationals and two Argentinian pilots who were in the air for a reality TV show.   listen to ‘Olympians Killed In Reality TV Helicopter Crash’ on audioBoom   Gold medal-winning swimmer Camille Muffat, boxer Alexis Vastine, and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were filming in Argentina for the TV show “Dropped”. The programme sees contestants having to find food and shelter in some of the world’s most hostile environments: It’s thought the other five French Nationals killed in the crash worked for Adventure Line Productions (ADL), who make the show. A spokesperson for the company said they were in contact with French and Argentine authorities and would give more information when they could. The deaths of some of the country’s most successful...

Blue Are The Kings Of The World

By on Mar 9, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Fourteen years ago a new boy-band came on to the music scene with songs such as All Rise, One Love and Guilty:   listen to ‘Blue Remix’ on audioBoom   In the past couple of years Blue has appeared on reality shows including (*deep breath*): I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing On Ice, Strictly Come Dancing, The Big Reunion and their own series Blue Go Mad In Ibiza   listen to ‘Big Reunion Boyband Interview’ on audioBoom   The boys have left the TV world and have finally been back in the studio working on their fifth album ‘Colours’ which went on sale today:   COULD NOT BE MORE EXITED for my #onelove @officialblue fifth studio album #Colours out today !!!!!! — Georgia Sears (@GeorgiaSears1) March 9, 2015   @officialblue all of them love blue #Colours my fave boys xxx — alex campbell (@rubiesmummy08)...

International Women’s Day

By on Mar 8, 2015 in #Trending, Current Affairs | 0 comments

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman ― Virginia Woolf March 8th, International Women’s Day aim’s to raise awareness of the inequality that still exists between the sexes. But is this enough? Sadly these inequalities still exist in the most basic of matters, for one the gender pay gap is ‘at it’s lowest ever’ but sadly still exists. Social media campaigns such #HeForShe, spearheaded by actress Emma Watson and accounts such as @Everyday Feminism continue to push for change but there is still work to do. International Women’s Day wants to change this. To the man in the car that beeps at me every morning without fail, please tell me where I can sign up to be your wife?? @EverydaySexism — Faye Ducker (@Fayeleyyy) March 6, 2015   International Women’s day is also a chance to remember the work already done by women. Here’s our top picks to celebrate today.   Paving the way for many, BBC...

This Week’s Culture Picks

By on Mar 7, 2015 in Weekly Round Up | 0 comments

It’s time once again to look at this week’s best of culture, which delves into literature, theatre, religion and more. With tensions in France’s capital still high after January’s Charlie Hebdo attacks, how has this affected the estimated 7 million Muslims who live in and around Paris? As NPR’s Audie Cornish finds out, the cultural divides start as soon as you enter the train station.   listen to ‘In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds ’ on audioBoom   Australia’s population of parents are divided about whether they should be able to slap their own children. While not illegal, many worry about the morality of the punishment, and others see no other alternative. So, should Australians be able to slap their own kids?   listen to ‘Should Australia have laws against slapping?’ on audioBoom   Marilyn Monroe was found dead...

The Internet Celebrates Ford’s Miracle Escape

By on Mar 6, 2015 in Current Affairs, Entertainment, News | 0 comments

Harrison Ford’s survived a dramatic plane crash in Los Angeles. His World War 2-era propeller plane suffered engine failure, forcing the 72 year-old to perform an emergency landing. Here’s his mayday call to Santa Monica air traffic controllers:   listen to ‘Harrison Ford’s Dramatic Mayday Call’ on audioBoom   Ford’s in hospital, where doctors say he’s expected to make a full recovery.   His son, Ben, went to Twitter to update fans of his father.   At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man. — Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015 And that’s when the internet started celebrating… in it’s own way.   It would have been difficult to resist this one #HarrisonFord crashes aircraft on LA golf course today. Glad he’s ok....

Inside The Mind Of A Jihadist

By on Mar 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

British schoolteacher Jamshed Javeed has been jailed for six years after a failed attempt to join Islamic State in Syria. Woolwich Crown Court heard the thirty year old was “determined to fight Jihad” and had already helped his younger brother and two other men get into the militant group. But pupils and staff at his school, Sharples, in Bolton thought he was a popular teacher.   listen to ‘”Jihadist” Schoolteacher Jailed For Trying To Join ISIS’ on audioBoom   Greater Manchester Police have released recordings, made by his sister, of a row Javeed had with his family before his arrest. In them, he rejects their pleas for him to stay home, and dares them to testify in court against him. Collectively, they provide some insight into the mind of a radicalised man.   “Other Things Are More Important Than Family” Javeed was stopped from...

Midweek Business Update

By on Mar 4, 2015 in News | 0 comments

After reporting losses of £3.5bn last week, and recently admitting to misselling tax-payer backed loans, the Royal Bank of Scotland is in the spotlight on the Wales at Work podcast this week. Brian looks into their annual results, and also talks to a Welsh businessman who is suing RBS over the misselling issue.   listen to ‘Work: Spotlight on RBS’ on audioBoom   Singapore has been named for the second year running as the world’s most expensive city by the Economist Intelligence Unit. But how true is this? Byron Perry, founder of Coconut Media and Singapore resident, gives his view on how true this verdict is, and how the city compares to others around the world.   listen to ‘Singapore is world’s most expensive city’ on audioBoom   Facebook introduced a new tool last week that will aim to help prevent suicides. It builds on a feature implemented in 2011,...

15 Years Since PlayStation 2

By on Mar 4, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

March 4th 2000, long before wireless controllers, PlayStation Network or even the EyeToy, the PlayStation 2 was released. So put down your controller and grab your headphones, because we’re celebrating the PS2’s 15th birthday by taking a look and having a listen at how far we’ve come over the years.   Share this...