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This won’t hurt: the Syrian medics helped back to work by UK startups | Ammar Kalia

All too often, Britain fails to use the valuable professional skills that refugees bring to the country. But social enterprises are now enabling newcomers to make the most of their talentsHussam Allahham knows how to save a life on the operating table. He has done it many times in his home city of Damascus. He can fix broken limbs, amputate, remove tumours and replace organs. As a general surgeon he has had plenty of practice with a scalpel and stitches, both in Syria and while in a refugee camp...
Tags: UK, Money, Society, UK News, World news, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Work & careers, Britain, Charities, Voluntary sector, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Damascus, Guardian Careers

Can Philadelphia 'stop people from dying' as drug crisis and gun violence rage on?

The prevalence of drug overdoses and homicides is helping drive down life expectancy in the nation’s sixth largest city as premature deaths have been rising since 2015Trina Singleton’s son died a day before his 25th birthday, gunned down on the same day 10 people were shot in Philadelphia.Elise Schiller’s daughter died of a heroin overdose at the treatment center where she had gone to seek help breaking her addiction. Continue reading...
Tags: Drugs, Society, US news, Gun crime, Philadelphia, 2015Trina Singleton, Elise Schiller

Wales has highest incarceration rate in western Europe – study

Prison population in 2017 was 154 per 100,000 in Wales, compared with 141 in EnglandWales has the highest rate of imprisonment in western Europe, the first study of its kind has revealed.Sentencing and Immediate Custody in Wales: A Factfile found that in 2017 (the latest figures available) there were 154 prisoners per 100,000 of the population of Wales, compared with 141 per 100,000 of England. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, England, Law, Wales, Society, UK News, UK criminal justice, Prisons and probation, EnglandWales

Junior high school students caught forming swastika with their bodies

California youths traded racist and violent messages in county called ‘hotbed for white supremacists’A group of California junior high students were caught forming a swastika with their bodies on school grounds and exchanging racist and violent messages on a group chat, administrators said.The scandal at Matilija junior high school, which culminated in an emotional meeting with parents and school officials Monday night, has sparked intense debate in a region that has experienced a sharp increase...
Tags: Education, Children, California, Race, Society, US news, US education, Matilija

I’ve Talked With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know

Author Laurie Halse Anderson shares her insights into what we aren't telling our boys
Tags: Books, News, Uncategorized, Society, Laurie Halse Anderson

Redbridge mayor-elect withdraws over wife's GBH conviction

Variner Singh-Bola does not want wife’s criminal past to tarnish London borough’s mayoraltyThe mayor-elect of an east London council has withdrawn his nomination after it was revealed that his wife was involved in the killing of a TV executive.Variner Singh-Bola was announced last week as mayor-elect of the London borough of Redbridge. However, he said on Tuesday he would not assume the ceremonial role after his wife’s criminal past was reported in the media. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, Crime, Society, UK News, Local Government, Redbridge, Variner Singh Bola

Bristol council launches bid to save community hub

Council will investigate whether it can afford to buy Hamilton HouseA last-ditch bid to prevent one of Britain’s biggest community hubs from being turned into apartments has been launched amid fears about the threat gentrification poses to the “different and edgy” culture of Bristol.The council agreed on Tuesday to investigate whether it can afford to step in to buy Hamilton House, a community and arts centre whose owners have already evicted hundreds of tenants and community users to convert it...
Tags: Communities, Society, UK News, Cities, Culture, Britain, Charities, Voluntary sector, Bristol, Social enterprises, Gentrification, Council, Hamilton House, Hamilton HouseA

A London DJ's punishment sheds light on Singapore's caning shame | Kirsten Han

It’s a fearful time for Ye Ming Yuen. But Singapore sees foreign lobbying to end corporal punishment as a threat to sovereigntyAny day now, 29-year-old Ye Ming Yuen could be escorted out of his cell at Singapore’s Changi prison and whipped 24 times with a rattan cane. This comes on top of the 20-year sentence he’s already serving after being convicted of seven drug offences in a country that takes pride in its uncompromising approach when it comes to law-breaking. Related: Why the Singapore mo...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Human Rights, Law, Singapore, Society, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Changi, Kirsten Han, Ye Ming Yuen

Here, here: the Swedish online love army who take on the trolls

#Jagärhär (#Iamhere) aims to battle abuse in online threads and jumps to defend those on receiving endWhen a young woman with rainbow hair and a reputation for hostility towards sexual predators won a Swedish lawyer of the year award late last year, the online reaction came in two waves.The first was unpleasant, a torrent of bile from people who objected to Linnéa Claeson’s looks, her feminist politics, her gender, her youth and her instagram account @assholesonline. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Sweden, Social Media, Journalism, Society, Digital Media, Publishing And Public Relations, Online Abuse, Linnéa Claeson

Teen screen use as harmful as eating potatoes

Analysis suggests the mental health impacts of digital tech have been markedly exaggerated. Nick Carne reports.
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Why do we keep praising Silicon Valley for reinventing the wheel? | Amelia Tait

A student loan scheme is the latest example of how bubble economy marketing seems oblivious to the outside worldFor a good period in the middle ages, Europeans totally forgot how to make concrete. The Roman recipe for the tough stuff – opus caementicium – was lost for roughly 600 years after the fall of the empire, and the modern formula we know and love wasn’t invented for another 300 years after that.I’m telling you this because human progress isn’t linear. It’s fine to go backwards and forwar...
Tags: Technology, Media, Society, Higher Education, Silicon Valley, Marketing & PR, Theo Paphitis, Amelia Tait

Destroy ‘period huts’ or forget state support: Nepal moves to end practice

After the custom of consigning menstruating women to outdoor sheds claimed three more lives, a new system of penalties offers hope of changeChhaupadi, the practice of banishing girls and women to a hut or shed when they have their periods, is common in Dilu Bhandari’s village in Nepal.But two months ago Bhandari, a 26-year-old mother of four, watched as her husband destroyed the tiny hut in which she had previously been sent to live once a month. The family had been told by local authorities tha...
Tags: Society, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Global development, Menstruation, Bhandari, Dilu Bhandari

Has the Brexit vote saved London tenants £1,800 pa in rent?

Rent rises 3% lower than forecast partly due to fewer EU migrants and price-out Londoners moving out, says Zoopla Tenants in London have saved as much as £1,800 in rent as a result of the Brexit referendum in 2016, according to an analysis of more than 100,000 rental properties listed on the Zoopla property website.Rent price growth in London is almost 3% lower than the projected rate of growth since the EU referendum announcement, leaving tenants with more money at the end of the month. Continu...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Money, Housing, Eu, European Union, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Property, Renting Property, Article 50, Brexit

Drug deaths among US women surge

Report describes an “evolving epidemic”. Andrew Masterson reports. 
Tags: US, Society, Andrew Masterson

Science History: the man who dreamed dam big

Herman Sorgel wanted to dam the Mediterranean, and lots of people thought it was a good idea. Jeff Glorfeld reports.
Tags: Society, Mediterranean, Jeff Glorfeld, Herman Sorgel

Kings of cocaine: how the Albanian mafia seized control of the UK drugs trade

‘They’re sophisticated, clever – and they always deliver’: from the ports of Europe to the streets of London, one criminal network is now at the top of the UK’s £5bn tradeSomething had kicked off the night before and the guys on the corner were keen to offer advice. “You don’t want to be hanging around here too long,” one said, refusing to elaborate. They were standing near Crispe house, a tower block on east London’s Gascoigne estate, undisputed territory of Hellbanianz.The gang, an Albanian st...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Crime, Drugs, Thames, Society, UK News, World news, Drugs trade, Albania, Crispe, Gascoigne

The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should aspire.More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. Yet with the global economy already in gross ecological overshoot, and a world population heading for more than 11 billion, this way of living is neither fair nor sustainable. To live within our environmental means, the richest nations will need to embrace a planned process of economic “degrowth"....
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Economics, Sustainability, Society, Capitalism, Innovation, Brendan Gleeson, Consumerism, Suburbia, James Kunstler, Ronald Inglehart, Retrosuburbia, Samuel Alexander Research

What’s their beef? Why today’s leading men are driven to be buff

Aidan Turner’s Poldark has ushered in a new age of brawn, but many are asking if the trend has gone too farModern screen heroes come in many guises, but whether a leading man is cast as a mathematician, a surgeon or a scientist, the likelihood is that, once the shirt comes off, he will be equipped with both a firm abdomen and bulbous biceps.A new appetite for leading men who, whether or not they are playing professional athletes, appear to spend half the week in the gym is now concerning even es...
Tags: Health, Film, Life and style, Society, Body Image, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Stage, Acting, Aidan Turner, Poldark, Tom Brittney

10 Problems of Doctors, Society will not Understand

( = || []).push({}); 1. Hectic Schedule: Lack of time for Socials Most fields in Medicine are hectic as we are dealing with patient’s life or are on cover on duties. So naturally time for Social activities are compromised. This will gradually affect the social standings and relationships unless you are a great diplomat. People rarely accept the lack of time and assume it as not being given a priority, Be it at Home or Parties. 2. Doctors are not God If...
Tags: Health, Society, Extras, Don

'Real risk' of refugees freezing to death in Syria after rains destroy shelters

As temperatures fall, aid workers warn of danger to at least 11,000 people across Idlib, with storms also battering camps in LebanonAt least 11,000 child refugees and their families are facing a weekend of freezing temperatures with no shelter, after torrential rains across Syria’s Idlib province swept away tents and belongings.Aid workers warn there is a real risk people will simply freeze to death as temperatures have already dropped to -1C, amid a shortage of blankets and heating fuel. Contin...
Tags: Society, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Aid, Global development, Lebanon, Migration And Development, Idlib

Teenagers Are Now Boiling Tampons to Get High

Police in Indonesia have arrested teens who are using sanitary devices to get high.
Tags: Indonesia, Life, Society, Bizarre, Gallery, Fails

Safe birth of baby born to Ebola survivor hailed as a medical miracle

Daughter of Congolese woman treated for Ebola in December becomes only second healthy child born in such circumstances The daughter of a pregnant woman who was cured of Ebola has survived and tested negative for the virus, in a case that has been described as a medical miracle.Sylvana, born on 6 January and weighing 3.7kg, is the second baby in the world known to have survived after being born to a woman who had Ebola. It is the first case in which both mother and baby have survived. Continue re...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Society, World news, Global development, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maternal health, Global Health

Britons make 170,000 antisemitic Google searches a year, study finds

Research shows 10% of these searches involve violent phrases such as ‘Jews must die’At least 170,000 antisemitic Google searches are made in the UK every year, with 10% of them involving violent phrases such as “Jews must die” or “kill Jews”, research has revealed.The analysis for the Community Security Trust (CST) showed that while most of the searches are for jokes mocking Jewish people, the most common negative stereotypes claim Jews are “evil” and “racist”. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, UK, Technology, Society, UK News, Judaism, Antisemitism, Community Security Trust CST

Watch out for These Common Workplace Red Flags

This Reddit thread is everything you wanted to help you pick your next job. It's got all the massive red flags that will help you weed out toxic workplaces.
Tags: Life, Society, Gallery, Reddit

Mexico investigates battle between drug gangs that left at least 20 dead

The bodies, some burned, found in the northern border town of Tamaulipas that’s convulsed by fighting to control drug traffickingMexican authorities are investigating a battle between two suspected gangs that left at least 20 bodies, 17 of them burned, in a border town near where Donald Trump will visit on Thursday to win support for his plan to build a wall.President Andres Manuel López Obrador said at his daily morning news conference that initial information pointed to a “battle between two g...
Tags: Drugs, Mexico, Americas, Society, World news, Donald Trump, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Tamaulipas

Mexico: 21 bodies found in apparent clash between drug gangs

The bodies, some burned, found in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, a major conduit for drug shipmentsTwenty-one bodies, some burned, have been found in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas in what appears to have been a clash between drug gangs.The bodies were found near the remains of seven burned-out vehicles near the border town of Miguel Alemán. Continue reading...
Tags: Drugs, Mexico, Americas, Society, World news, Tamaulipas, Miguel Alemán Continue

Mother and two boys suffocate in Nepal's latest 'period hut' tragedy

Practice of banishing women to small outbuildings during periods claims further victims despite country declaring practice illegal A woman and her two sons have suffocated to death in a windowless shed to which was banished in the latest tragedy linked to the illegal practice of chhaupadi, whereby women in Nepal are forced to sleep in “period huts”.Police said Amba Bohara, 35, had spent four days in the cowshed with her sons Ramit, nine, and Suresh, 12, when her father-in-law discovered their bo...
Tags: Gender, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Global development, Menstruation, Suresh, Amba Bohara

UK councils invest £566m in arms firms implicated in Saudi's Yemen campaign

Exclusive: workers’ pensions invested in five firms linked to conflict which has killed thousands of civilians More than half a billion pounds of council workers’ pension money has been directly invested by local councils in arms companies implicated in Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen, a conflict in which thousands of civilians have been killed.Council pension funds have sizeable shareholdings in BAE Systems, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, according to nearly 1...
Tags: Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, Society, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Local Government, Airbus, Freedom Of Information, Yemen, Bae Systems, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems Airbus Lockheed Martin Raytheon

Fake news journal paper revealed as fake news

Depressing conclusions about social media quality were based on incorrect data. Andrew Masterson reports.
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Science history: 90 years ago, a contaminated petri dish changed the world

Alexander Fleming’s first idea for killing bacteria involved snot. His second one was much more successful. Bill Sullivan reports.
Tags: Society, Bill Sullivan, Alexander Fleming