Sunday, May 27, 2018
Theresa May
London, UK (ViaNews) - It has been eighteen months since the people of Britain attempted to see through the lies and misinformation, and narrowly voted to leave the EU. Following talks late last week, Theresa May has made sufficient progress (or backed down on enough issues, depending on your viewpoint, for the EU to move on to phase two of...
Theresa May, Prime Minister, United Kingdom. Photo by: Aron Urb (EU2017EE).
London, UK (ViaNews) – The notion of a scheming, self-serving sort with an incompetent sidekick might evoke images of several members of the current Government. The latest developments on Brexit could suggest that Theresa May has, somewhere within the apparent chaos of negotiations to leave the European Union, some kind of plan. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council,...
Sutton Grammar School. Lower school pupils. Photo by: Grempletonian.
London, UK (ViaNews) - Highly selective schools are failing to take responsibility when pupils fail to meet their potential by excluding them from A level courses. Some of Britain’s Grammar Schools are coming under fire for removing pupils from exam studies when their progress indicates that they may not attain grades considered appropriate for a selective school. However, parents and education...
New York protest "Holding hands for Catalan independence". Photo by: Liz Castro.
LONDON (ViaNews) - “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order” warned the Financial Times on October 6, following the state’s independence referendum a few days before. 3 years ago it was the Scottish vote which cast doubt and worry for many in the continent, with former leader of the Scottish National Party, Jim Sillars, warning what...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.
At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working together with the US-based company, Canopy, to help companies and entrepreneurs thrive. Founder of JustEnjoy,...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.
MADRID (ViaNews) - Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wherein 1953, Watson made the first public presentation of DNA's double-helix structure. Mr. Zador went to this year’s edition of the Web Summit to talk about “Using Artificial Intelligence for good”. He believes AI is "going to be eliminating tens...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.
Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. His intentions were clear, he wants to bring all the main political, business, and technology players together for the "common good of the societies of tomorrow". Following the same line, just a few minutes earlier in the same auditorium, the CEO of Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, said "the Web Summit...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
BBC Television Centre. Photo by: Mike Fleming.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The future of BBC programming is becoming increasingly uncertain as viewers change their watching habits in the light of increases for on-demand programming. Tony Hall, the Head of the BBC, spoke in Liverpool highlighting the way the industry is moving, with more and more investment in US-based programmes, and ever less for those made in the...
Teenagers are playing dangerous real-life games.
We’ve all heard the phrase "It’s all fun and games till someone gets hurt". But what if, getting hurt was the name of the game? A new trend is rapidly gaining popularity amongst Serbian youth, while at the same time, causing headaches for many parents across the country. This new trend is called the "48 hours challenge", and it has gone...

Do NHS Targets Matter?

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
London, UK (VIAnews) - Britain’s health service appears to be plunging into deeper crisis as new research from the BBC indicates mass failure to hit Government set targets. These goals are laid down for the time it takes for a patient to be seen in Accident and Emergency departments, waiting time for cancer treatment and the period of wait for...
Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the Labour-Party general election
London, UK (VIAnews) – Negotiations concerning the future political and economic relationship between the UK and the EU have been the focus of news reporting in recent weeks, as negotiations over Brexit are currently underway. The Labour party had backed the Remain campaign and has recently strengthened its parliamentary position in the 2017 election, which entails a more salient position...

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Sudan People's Liberation Army near South Sudan capital, Juba. Photo by: Jason Patinkin.

Leading Rights Groups Reveal How a South Sudan Oil Company Plays...

LONDON (ViaNews) - The UN protection site in Malakal, South Sudan, was established for the sole purpose of protecting civilians from the country’s vicious...

Interview

Empty Education. Caracas Central University. Photo by: Waraira repano & Guaicai puro.

Venezuela’s Hidden Crisis: Basic Education

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The sufferings of Venezuelan economy are hardly unknown these days. Inflation over 10,000 %, massive scarcity of basic products, an insignificant...

Europe

Sutton Grammar School in Surrey, Greater London. Photo by: A P Monblat.

Middle Classes To Benefit Most From Grammar School Funding Boost

London (ViaNews) - Theresa May’s Conservative Government have re-ignited their stated wish to increase the number of grammar school places available to pupils in England and Wales. A significant aim in their last manifesto, moves...
Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs,...
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

What Everybody Ought to Know About CoWorking in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Over the last ten years, the technology development and the Serbian high unemployment rate helped create new professions and new working habits. Young people kept adopting alternative ways to work, and...

Business

Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs,...
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

What Everybody Ought to Know About CoWorking in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Over the last ten years, the technology development and the Serbian high unemployment rate helped create new professions and new working habits. Young people kept adopting alternative ways to work, and...
Women in the workforce.

Femininity & the Workforce: What It Means to Be a Woman in the Business...

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - In the wake of campaigns such as the #NoMakeup movement and the social media shattering #MeToo, women’s voices on beauty, harassment, discrimination and double standards are becoming more powerful in the...