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Gayle Storm

Apr
19

A thick outside edge off 23-year-old Indian bowler Basil Thampi down to third man, and a nonchalantly trotted single. An anticlimactic way to become the first batsman to reach 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket, but there you go. Maybe it was nerves. He hit the next ball he faced off the same bowler over mid-off for six. That’s much more like it.

Posted By George Nixon read more

Court Reporting successes!

Apr
13

Congratulations to the many CfJ students who passed last month's NCTJ Court Reporting exam. Once again we had a pass rate of over 90% which is a terrific testament to the hard work you all put in over a very short time-scale. Lara Elcheik was top scorer with a stonking 86% with Elaine Loke and Charlotte Wardley also hitting the dizzy heights of the 80s. Well done all.  

 

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As Washington goes nuclear, what happens next

Apr
13

On November 21 2013, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of the Democratic Party stood on the Senate floor and said: "The American people believe Congress is broken. The American people believe the Senate is broken.

Posted By George Nixon read more

It's not subject to places or people: Terrorism is Terrorism.

Apr
12

I didn’t believe my mum when first told me she had booked a holiday to Egypt. This is the lady who was worried when I got a job at Bluewater because she thinks there is bound to be a terrorist attack there. She doesn’t want me going to London, or even to an airport because of the ‘what ifs’ and the ‘maybes’. I never listen to her of course, because I don’t live around the what ifs, but I don’t think I’d be as brave as to pack my belongings and head off the Egypt, a religiously divided country, with conflict just around the corner.

Posted By Emma Woodhouse read more

Spicy's bad days at the office

Apr
12

After a week of US public relations triumphs courtesy of Pepsi and United Airlines, The White House didn’t want to feel left out. In his latest press briefing Sean Spicer proved just how competent he, sorry, Melissa McCarthy is. No, the outstandingly competent White House press secretary didn't get (too) angry at reporters and throw things, or chew copious amounts of gum, as his satirised counterpart does.

Posted By Alexander Crean read more

Train Etiquette

Apr
10

I don’t frequent trains, in fact I avoid them due to the fact I want to keep the money I earn rather than waste it all on extortionate fares. Yet, a good thing about trains, or more accurately the weird thing, is that I learn something new every time I get onto one. This is not because I read a different text book every time I travel to expand my general knowledge, as much as maybe I should.

Posted By Isabelle Miller read more

I've always wanted blue eyes

Apr
09

For anyone who doesn’t know me and has never seen what I look like, here’s a very vague description. I’m the size of an elf, I have tired dark brown eyes, dark brown skin, and an ever-changing hair colour. But for the most part, also just dark brown.

 

 

Being a Lebanese woman and growing up in the UAE, I always looked up to the West as an ideal standard of beauty of mine. One that I could never reach. 

 

Posted By Reem Makari read more

Give me a job - PLEASE!

Apr
09

Its officially the end of term and the end of teaching for me as an MA Multimedia Journalism student. The only thing left to do now is exams – yay. Now although I feel relieved that the days of coursework, assignments and university deadlines are behind me, I can’t help but acknowledge the anxious feeling the back of my mind screaming ‘WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ONCE YOU GRADUATE?’

Posted By Annabelle Baldy-Gray read more

Short hair, don't care?

Apr
09

I have always admired celebrities who would cut their long luscious locks and still exude confidence the day after: Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johanson, Anne Hathaway, Britney Spears... Oh wait. Maybe hair is a big deal after all. You can wear a cute bob but it won't compare to shaving it all off. Why not? Is hair anything more than just hair?

Posted By Selsabil Beloued read more

Culture (A way of life)

Apr
09
Culture is described as a way of life. Culture is not just about “culture” itself, it teaches us morals, values etc. as a Nigerian born into a Nigerian home, I have come to experience culture at its peak. Nigeria is known for its diversity when it comes to culture, having over 200 ethnic groups and 500 languages, Nigeria is really diverse.
 
 
 
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