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Book Review: 'Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance', By Harris Irfan

Faisal Hanif | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Faisal Hanif

Given that transparency is the one thing most people want from financial institutions in the post recession era, a book whose title evokes secrecy may be somewhat of a repellent. And yet Harris Irfan's work is perhaps the most accessible insight into a maligned and mysterious industry.

Ukip Councillor Has Very Sensitive Things To Say About 'Fat, Thick And Poor People'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

A Ukip councillor in Cambridgeshire has sparked controversy by claiming that obese and badly-educated poor people are "very content to be a burden on ...

Bring Back Our Nigerian School Girls

Manos Antoninis | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

Contrary to expectations, the introduction of the universal basic education law in Nigeria and the transfer of responsibility for delivering education to state and local governments exacerbated already huge disparities instead of reducing them.

MPs Slam 'Out Of Touch' Javid For Ruling Out Ticket Tout Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Sajid Javid has been accused by MPs of being "out of touch with ordinary fans" for refusing to regulate second-hand ticket sales in ...

Actors Lash Out At Javid's 'Simply Wrong' Ticket Tout Support

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Sajid Javid is facing a growing backlash among arts groups as actors' trade union Equity criticised him for praising ticket touts as...

Ukip Cllr Wants To Be Paid For Being Filmed In Meetings

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

A Ukip councillor says he should be paid to be filmed during local council meetings, as he is a member of the actors' union Equity. Cllr Gordon Gil...

How Managing Tax Better Could Help Fill the Education Finance Gap

Manos Antoninis | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

Better management of tax and prioritization of education in budgets could raise $153 billion for the sector in 2015, according to calculations in a new policy paper by the EFA Global Monitoring Report team.

Afghanistan: Rebuilding Girls' Education After Decades of Conflict

Manos Antoninis | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

For Nahida, education is not something to be viewed as a problem, but as part of the solution for breaking the cycle of conflict: "Educated people don't take guns," she said. "They don't destroy their country and their schools."

Beyond the Tube Strike

Grainne Gillis | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

The type of politics that has been practised over the last four years is that of the smoke-and-mirrors variety; divert the public's attention to one over-inflated issue/persona while deflecting from what the core truth of the matter actually is...

The Global Learning Crisis Is Costing $129Billion a Year

Pauline Rose | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pauline Rose

Worldwide, millions of children are failing to learn the basics. Children who already face disadvantage - girls, the poor, the disabled those in rural areas, are being hit the hardest.

Next Signs the Ten Point Code of Models Trade Union, Equity

Alex B | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alex B

Rumours of racism at New York Fashion Week have emerged and we are waiting to see what it will be like at London Fashion Week, due to open next week. At the weekend The Guardian magazine had an interview with supermodel Naomi Campbell who has been extremely frank about racism in the industry.

From Pebble-Watches to P2P

Stian Westlake | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Tech
Stian Westlake

The success of the Pebble watch shows what can be achieved when you catch the zeitgeist with crowdfunding.

Networking Tips For Shy Extroverts, For Comedians and For Michael Winner...

John Fleming | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Networking is a bit like dogging. You will get nowhere by staying alone at home in your bedroom.

Consultant For a Day

Triona Kennedy | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Triona Kennedy

This is of interest to anyone who teaches Personal, Social, Health and Economics subjects, including Sex and Relationships, and Citizenship. Did a shudder run through you when Nadine Dorries made the latest - and not the last - assault on gender equality with her proposal for abstinence education for girls only? Please speak up now