Gerard Depardieu: The Cost of Paying Less in Russia

Jacob Greaves | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home
Jacob Greaves

French actor, Gerard Depardieu just accepted a Russian passport, sealing the deal by embracing President Vladimir Putin. With it comes a tidy 13% tax rate - if and its still an if - he's willing to live in Russia for around half the year. Here are some of the more taxing changes to life he will likely endure if he takes up the offer.

Touch Screens Moving Beyond Smartphones and Tablets

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Touch screen technology has become an integral part of our lives. They have revolutionized the way we interact with gadgets and smart devices. One thing is for sure, the magic of touch screens are here to stay.

It's Not a Race Issue, It's a CLASS Issue

Layla Haidrani | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

Before even suggesting they should apply to university, it's about time people re-thought how to treat the working class as a category, not dividing them by races.

Silent Killer Vs Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Laween Atroshi | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK
Laween Atroshi

Apart from struggling for political independence, the Kurds are now steadily stabilising in the Kurdistan Region under the leadership of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Leading British Indians Urge Indian Prime Minister For Action to Protect Women Against Sexual Violence

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK
Dr Aseem Malhotra

Following the brutal rape and tragic death of "Damini", leading British Indians including professionals from the medical, business and legal sector have written a letter to the UK Indian ambassador Dr Bhagwati and the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, calling for urgent action to ensure the protection of women in India against sexual violence.

An Englishwoman in New York - The Trip of a Lifetime

Elizabeth Assaf | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK
Elizabeth Assaf

The trip, which I managed to secure a place on, was part of a rather clever scheme I found on the internet that Santander has set up in order to help small businesses like mine grow, and was aimed at giving us a good step up into the US market.

Top Travel Destinations for 2013

Polly Allen | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

It's time to look at the in-demand places for 2013, from the Spanish district that's had a serious re-brand to the city that travel bloggers across the world will be raving about.

Why the Congo Experts Need More Scrutiny

Dr Phil Clark | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Phil Clark

While the M23 rebels - who mutinied from the Congolese army last May - remain within striking distance of the key border town of Goma, the regional and international diplomatic wrangling goes on. Fractious peace talks between the rebel leaders and the Congolese government in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, will resume on 4 January.

Groupon: An Imperative for a Rethink on Their Email Marketing Strategies

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Is this the beginning of the end for Groupon and their peers? Certainly not, but they really need to find ways to harness the potential they have in their vast database of subscribers, if they are to stem the rot and remain successful.

Gun Violence, Not Petition, Could Force Morgan Out of US

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

Now, I have nothing against people owning guns for sport or self-defense. What I find about as hard to swallow as a slug from a Colt .45 is their almost sensuous love for these weapons and the need to buy more and more of them, from automatic hand guns to assault rifles. To me, some of these people seem less than civilized morons.

Who's the 'Most Important Man of the Middle East'?

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Last month, Time Magazine featured the Egyptian president Morsi on its front page as 'The most important man of the Middle East'. It's an honorable title, but in the streets of Cairo the liberal protesters perceive this as demotivating nonsense.

The Year That Was: 2012

Carla Buzasi | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

When I wrote my end of year blog last December, in my infinite wisdom, I'm fairly sure I declared it the Year of News, impossible to surpass... However, if 2011 kept news editors across the world on their toes, I think it's fair to say 2012 certainly rose to the challenge. The difference this time? There were plenty of positives to report on, talk about and debate. And - joy, of joys - lots of it was happening on our doorstep.

The Question Is Not if Hong Kong Is a Racist City - the Question Is Why the City of Hong Kong Still Accepts Racism Openly?

Navjot Singh | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK
Navjot Singh

In China people often ask me whether I am white or yellow (somehow they cannot tell), and I get called all sorts of things under the sun (Mexican, Malaysian, Arabic, Italian, name it)...everything except being called British!

Social Media Platforms and the Hunt for a Genuine Enterprise-level Digital Marketing Tech

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

So... people seem to be spending a lot of time on these social media platforms these days. They chat, they communicate, they... socialise, debate, promote, network, organise... you get the picture.

Breaking New Ground in the World of Online Press Releases

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Ever since a certain Mr. Ivy Lee created the first press release on behalf of a railway comapny in the event of a big railway accident more than a 100 years ago, press releases have been integral part of any Public Relations endeavor, be it for individuals, organisations, business entities or government agencies.

Will Misogyny Ever End?

Layla Haidrani | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

It appears that sexism in contemporary society not only affects sportswomen and women in the public eye but transpires to the everyday woman. Misogyny is still subtly somewhat present in mainstream universities.

Has Reality TV Turned Us Into Audition Daters?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

It appears that the days of meeting and dating are gone and the generation of dating auditions has begun, well it probably begun quite some time ago to be fair. The internet does play a large part in this with the huge rise in internet dating websites that now means it's easier to find a date.

Why I'm Not Surprised That the Tories Have Lost Support to UKIP

Layla Haidrani | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

I am ecstatic that Britain is finally seeing the Tory party for who they are really: out of touch politicians who have no idea of the struggle of the working man.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 24 Dec- 30 Dec 2012

Kat Jackman | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Christmas Eve is but a week away and we're so pumped it's unreal. Sure, we're looking forward to stuffing our faces and being spoilt, but most of all... there are some epic gigs coming up!

Time Has Come: To Pick the Person of the Year

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Who will it be this year? It could be anyone who has made the news or was in the news during the year that has less than five weeks to finish. We shall know on 14 December the name of the Time Person of the Year for 2012.

Stories Before the Royal Birth: Some are Laboured, Some are Interesting and Some are a Pain

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.02.2013 | Home
Preetam Kaushik

Medical experts say that an extreme bout of morning sickness usually indicates twins or even triplets! It means the royal stork will have to carry a heavy load. Except for Buckingham Palace the rest of Britain is worrying itself grey or bald over the complications a twin arrival would create.

From Theory to Reality: South-South Cooperation in Africa

Dr Malte Gerhold | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Malte Gerhold

Earlier this year David Cameron held a high-level meeting in Downing Street with world leaders from Brazil and Liberia amongst others to begin the tas...

Internet Governance: Everyone Wants of a Piece of this Pie in the Sky

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

If we had not treated Frankenstein as a piece of science fiction, we may have been living in a more safe and secure world. We have spawned far too many Aladdins for our own good.

Advertisers Leave Dogs Out in the Cold Again This Christmas

Alice Wright | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wright

People are talking about one of the Morrisons' adverts this year for all the wrong reasons, because it shows a child giving his leftover Christmas pudding to the family dog. Nothing wrong there you might think, unless you know that the innocent Christmas pudding can be fatal to dogs.

The Week That Was: Sad Tidings We Bring

Carla Buzasi | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

By the time the Duchess left the King Edward VII Hospital, back to her professional, smiling self, there can't have been a media outlet across the world that hadn't carried the news that she was expecting. Of course as we all now know, sad to say, the story did not end there. Hilarity at a prank call to the hospital by two Australian DJs, turned to horror as news broke towards the end of the week that the nurse who had taken the call had allegedly committed suicide.