Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …


The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… Banksy to strike an accord with first and foremost the Bristol public, and then the British public. Lots of people who wouldnt be into street art could relate to the simplicity and the fun and the characters he was painting. As hes become more mature, the images and message have become more hard-hitting hes a clever guy. Nation does question how Banksy creates some of his works, such as the Brexit piece (above) that he unveiled in Dover, southeast England, in May as a commentary on the U.K.s …


URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… Edgbaston ground in Birmingham, England. The West Midlands venue was hosting a game on Sunday as part of the two-week Champions Trophy tournament, which involves eight countries, including England. World cricket's governing body says extra security had been put in place after the Saturday night attacks in the capital. The International Cricket Council said in a statement that all team hotels went into lockdown and teams, match officials and staff were all quickly accounted for after the …


Schools worse off under Conservatives, says IFS – BBC News

… per pupil by around 6% after inflation over the course of the Parliament, taking it to just above its previous historic high in 2015. “Proposals from the Conservatives would lead to a near 3% real terms fall in spending per pupil over the Parliament, taking it back to its 2010 level.” The analysis of the headline figures comes as parents are preparing to hold events in different areas of England to highlight the cash crisis facing schools. The IFS has previously said schools are …

May 26, 2017

Miley Cyrus Dedicates Emotional ‘Voice’ Performance To Ariana Grande And Victims

The world was rocked this Monday night after learning about the explosion that went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. It has since been reported that 22 lives were claimed, and many more concertgoers were severely injured. Immediately, there was an outpour of love for Ariana andthe victims of the attack on social media, including a ton of support and love from fellow celebrities. Miley Cyrus posted a touching photo of herself and Ariana on Instagram with the following …

May 25, 2017

Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

… that NHS England comes up with a vetting scheme for health and well-being information so young people are better able to judge whether information is trustworthy. Ms Cramer added: “As the evidence grows that there may be potential harms from heavy use of social media, and as we upgrade the status of mental health within society, it is important that we have checks and balances in place to make social media less of a ‘wild West’ when it comes to young people’s mental …

May 19, 2017