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Google

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Google is fast becoming the most richest company in the world (Walmart holds that position) it is currently valued at making roughly $69 Billion a year from its advertising revenue. Originally the search engine software was written by two students at Stanford University by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They wanted to create software that indexes the internet. Larry Page's name is given to the phrase "PageRank" as it was his ability to write software that recognised 'keywords' and their relevance in finding a relavent site - so in "Search Engine Optimisation" your content and keywords dominate.

Originally in 1991 the only software available was "Archie" and "Gopher" . Yahoo! came into existence when two students( Jerry Yang and David Filo) created a search engine software in January 1994. However Yahoo! became cumbersome in it's loading as advertising was introduced to its search page - and so in 1996  Google took over and the rest i…

Google

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Google is fast becoming the most richest company in the world (Walmart holds that position) it is currently valued at making roughly $69 Billion a year from its advertising revenue. Originally the search engine software was written by two students at Stanford University by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They wanted to create software that indexes the internet. Larry Page's name is given to the phrase "PageRank" as it was his ability to write software that recognised 'keywords' and their relevance in finding a relavent site - so in "Search Engine Optimisation" your content and keywords dominate.

Originally in 1991 the only software available was "Archie" and "Gopher" . Yahoo! came into existence when two students( Jerry Yang and David Filo) created a search engine software in January 1994. However Yahoo! became cumbersome in it's loading as advertising was introduced to its search page - and so in 1996  Google took over and the rest i…

Google

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Google is fast becoming the most richest company in the world (Walmart holds that position) it is currently valued at making roughly $69 Billion a year from its advertising revenue. Originally the search engine software was written by two students at Stanford University by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They wanted to create software that indexes the internet. Larry Page's name is given to the phrase "PageRank" as it was his ability to write software that recognised 'keywords' and their relevance in finding a relavent site - so in "Search Engine Optimisation" your content and keywords dominate.

Originally in 1991 the only software available was "Archie" and "Gopher" . Yahoo! came into existence when two students( Jerry Yang and David Filo) created a search engine software in January 1994. However Yahoo! became cumbersome in it's loading as advertising was introduced to its search page - and so in 1996  Google took over and the rest i…

Here is the News

National News Regional News North East North West Yorkshire and the Humber East Midlands West Midlands East London South East South West Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Department News RSS Feeds RSS Feeds International report confirms the NHS is performing well for patients 23 November 2011 14:36 Department of Health (National) Department of Health But latest figures show that there is room for improvement in patient care A major international study published today shows that NHS is performing well for patients in many areas including some aspects of mental health care, vaccinations and preventative care, such as the number of unplanned hospital admissions for people with diabetes. However, the report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ‘Health at a Glance’ also shows that England still lags behind other countries on some patient outcomes for cancer, stroke and respiratory diseases despite spending more on healthcare than the OECD average. It also reit…

Here is the News

National News Regional News North East North West Yorkshire and the Humber East Midlands West Midlands East London South East South West Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Department News RSS Feeds RSS Feeds International report confirms the NHS is performing well for patients 23 November 2011 14:36 Department of Health (National) Department of Health But latest figures show that there is room for improvement in patient care A major international study published today shows that NHS is performing well for patients in many areas including some aspects of mental health care, vaccinations and preventative care, such as the number of unplanned hospital admissions for people with diabetes. However, the report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ‘Health at a Glance’ also shows that England still lags behind other countries on some patient outcomes for cancer, stroke and respiratory diseases despite spending more on healthcare than the OECD average. It also reit…

Here is the News

National News Regional News North East North West Yorkshire and the Humber East Midlands West Midlands East London South East South West Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Department News RSS Feeds RSS Feeds International report confirms the NHS is performing well for patients 23 November 2011 14:36 Department of Health (National) Department of Health But latest figures show that there is room for improvement in patient care A major international study published today shows that NHS is performing well for patients in many areas including some aspects of mental health care, vaccinations and preventative care, such as the number of unplanned hospital admissions for people with diabetes. However, the report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ‘Health at a Glance’ also shows that England still lags behind other countries on some patient outcomes for cancer, stroke and respiratory diseases despite spending more on healthcare than the OECD average. It also reit…

Sir David...

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Sir David Normington,Commissioner for Public Appointments and First Civil Service Commissioner,publishes response to consultation on regulation of Ministerial appointments to public bodies
18 November 2011 14:32

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Issued by the News Distribution Service on behalf of the The Commissioner for Public Appointments


The Commissioner for Public Appointments, Sir David Normington, today published his formal response to the consultation on his review of regulation of Ministerial appointments to public bodies and the final version of his new Code of Practice that will govern appointments to public bodies from April 2012.

Sir David said:

"I am today announcing a fundamental reform of the regulatory system for Ministerial appointments to public bodies. I have stripped away over 100 pages of detailed process and rules and focused the whole system on the principles of merit, fairness and openness in public appointments. In simple terms, I want to see a single-min…

Sir David...

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Sir David Normington,Commissioner for Public Appointments and First Civil Service Commissioner,publishes response to consultation on regulation of Ministerial appointments to public bodies
18 November 2011 14:32

News Distribution Service   (National)




Issued by the News Distribution Service on behalf of the The Commissioner for Public Appointments


The Commissioner for Public Appointments, Sir David Normington, today published his formal response to the consultation on his review of regulation of Ministerial appointments to public bodies and the final version of his new Code of Practice that will govern appointments to public bodies from April 2012.

Sir David said:

"I am today announcing a fundamental reform of the regulatory system for Ministerial appointments to public bodies. I have stripped away over 100 pages of detailed process and rules and focused the whole system on the principles of merit, fairness and openness in public appointments. In simple terms, I want to see a single-min…

Sir David...

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Sir David Normington,Commissioner for Public Appointments and First Civil Service Commissioner,publishes response to consultation on regulation of Ministerial appointments to public bodies
18 November 2011 14:32

News Distribution Service   (National)




Issued by the News Distribution Service on behalf of the The Commissioner for Public Appointments


The Commissioner for Public Appointments, Sir David Normington, today published his formal response to the consultation on his review of regulation of Ministerial appointments to public bodies and the final version of his new Code of Practice that will govern appointments to public bodies from April 2012.

Sir David said:

"I am today announcing a fundamental reform of the regulatory system for Ministerial appointments to public bodies. I have stripped away over 100 pages of detailed process and rules and focused the whole system on the principles of merit, fairness and openness in public appointments. In simple terms, I want to see a single-min…

Sir David Normington

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18 November 2011 14:32

News Distribution Service   (National)




Issued by the News Distribution Service on behalf of the The Commissioner for Public Appointments


The Commissioner for Public Appointments, Sir David Normington, today published his formal response to the consultation on his review of regulation of Ministerial appointments to public bodies and the final version of his new Code of Practice that will govern appointments to public bodies from April 2012.

Sir David said:

"I am today announcing a fundamental reform of the regulatory system for Ministerial appointments to public bodies. I have stripped away over 100 pages of detailed process and rules and focused the whole system on the principles of merit, fairness and openness in public appointments. In simple terms, I want to see a single-minded focus from Ministers and Government Departments on getting the very best people into public roles, appointed from strong and diverse fields of candidates, free of political patronage a…

Sir David Normington

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18 November 2011 14:32

News Distribution Service   (National)




Issued by the News Distribution Service on behalf of the The Commissioner for Public Appointments


The Commissioner for Public Appointments, Sir David Normington, today published his formal response to the consultation on his review of regulation of Ministerial appointments to public bodies and the final version of his new Code of Practice that will govern appointments to public bodies from April 2012.

Sir David said:

"I am today announcing a fundamental reform of the regulatory system for Ministerial appointments to public bodies. I have stripped away over 100 pages of detailed process and rules and focused the whole system on the principles of merit, fairness and openness in public appointments. In simple terms, I want to see a single-minded focus from Ministers and Government Departments on getting the very best people into public roles, appointed from strong and diverse fields of candidates, free of political patronage a…

Sir David Normington

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18 November 2011 14:32

News Distribution Service   (National)




Issued by the News Distribution Service on behalf of the The Commissioner for Public Appointments


The Commissioner for Public Appointments, Sir David Normington, today published his formal response to the consultation on his review of regulation of Ministerial appointments to public bodies and the final version of his new Code of Practice that will govern appointments to public bodies from April 2012.

Sir David said:

"I am today announcing a fundamental reform of the regulatory system for Ministerial appointments to public bodies. I have stripped away over 100 pages of detailed process and rules and focused the whole system on the principles of merit, fairness and openness in public appointments. In simple terms, I want to see a single-minded focus from Ministers and Government Departments on getting the very best people into public roles, appointed from strong and diverse fields of candidates, free of political patronage a…

Children in Need

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BBC Children in Need is now here again  - so give what you can afford!

If you can't afford to give - try to do something to help  - remember every £5 raised and donated is given by the BBC to children both in the UK and overseas

Children in Need

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BBC Children in Need is now here again  - so give what you can afford!

If you can't afford to give - try to do something to help  - remember every £5 raised and donated is given by the BBC to children both in the UK and overseas

Children in Need

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BBC Children in Need is now here again  - so give what you can afford!

If you can't afford to give - try to do something to help  - remember every £5 raised and donated is given by the BBC to children both in the UK and overseas

EU Body Scanner Legislation

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European Commission - Press releaseBrussels, 14 November 2011 -The European Commission has adopted today a proposal for an European Union legal framework on security scanners. This legislation allows airports and Member States that wish to use security scanners for the screening of passengers to do so under strict operational and technical conditions.

Member States have been trialling or testing security scanners1, since a terrorist attempted on 25 December 2009 to blow up a plane flying from Amsterdam to Detroit with plastic explosives he had hidden in his underwear. Until now the use of security scanners has been done under a patchwork of different national operational procedures and standards and in a limited way. As a common EU-wide framework, the new legislation legally allows Member States and airports to replace current security systems with security scanners. It also ensures the uniform application of security rules at all airports and provides strict and mandatory safeguards t…

EU Body Scanner Legislation

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European Commission - Press releaseBrussels, 14 November 2011 -The European Commission has adopted today a proposal for an European Union legal framework on security scanners. This legislation allows airports and Member States that wish to use security scanners for the screening of passengers to do so under strict operational and technical conditions.

Member States have been trialling or testing security scanners1, since a terrorist attempted on 25 December 2009 to blow up a plane flying from Amsterdam to Detroit with plastic explosives he had hidden in his underwear. Until now the use of security scanners has been done under a patchwork of different national operational procedures and standards and in a limited way. As a common EU-wide framework, the new legislation legally allows Member States and airports to replace current security systems with security scanners. It also ensures the uniform application of security rules at all airports and provides strict and mandatory safeguards t…

EU Body Scanner Legislation

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European Commission - Press releaseBrussels, 14 November 2011 -The European Commission has adopted today a proposal for an European Union legal framework on security scanners. This legislation allows airports and Member States that wish to use security scanners for the screening of passengers to do so under strict operational and technical conditions.

Member States have been trialling or testing security scanners1, since a terrorist attempted on 25 December 2009 to blow up a plane flying from Amsterdam to Detroit with plastic explosives he had hidden in his underwear. Until now the use of security scanners has been done under a patchwork of different national operational procedures and standards and in a limited way. As a common EU-wide framework, the new legislation legally allows Member States and airports to replace current security systems with security scanners. It also ensures the uniform application of security rules at all airports and provides strict and mandatory safeguards t…

Italian President to hold talks

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Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano is presently holding  discussions with senior politicians to find a successor and interim government after PM Silvio Berlusconi resigned yesterday.
Italy's government is hoped to be in place before the world's financial markets re-open on Monday. Mr Berlusconi left office among boos from members of the public and is still expected to face further scrutiny over his broken  election promises to sell off his company assets avoiding  conflicts of interest m corruption and infamous sex parties that brought shame on his far-right government and condemnation from his party's  opposition and the  Catholic Church.

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Silvio Berlusconi was Italy's longest-serving post-war prime minister - and is still one Italy's richest men. The man known as 'the knight', due to receiving the p…

Italian President to hold talks

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Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano is presently holding  discussions with senior politicians to find a successor and interim government after PM Silvio Berlusconi resigned yesterday.
Italy's government is hoped to be in place before the world's financial markets re-open on Monday. Mr Berlusconi left office among boos from members of the public and is still expected to face further scrutiny over his broken  election promises to sell off his company assets avoiding  conflicts of interest m corruption and infamous sex parties that brought shame on his far-right government and condemnation from his party's  opposition and the  Catholic Church.

[caption id="attachment_1565" align="alignleft" width="123" caption="Berlusconi Leaves as Prime Minister"][/caption]

Silvio Berlusconi was Italy's longest-serving post-war prime minister - and is still one Italy's richest men. The man known as 'the knight', due to receiving the p…

Italian President to hold talks

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Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano is presently holding  discussions with senior politicians to find a successor and interim government after PM Silvio Berlusconi resigned yesterday.
Italy's government is hoped to be in place before the world's financial markets re-open on Monday. Mr Berlusconi left office among boos from members of the public and is still expected to face further scrutiny over his broken  election promises to sell off his company assets avoiding  conflicts of interest m corruption and infamous sex parties that brought shame on his far-right government and condemnation from his party's  opposition and the  Catholic Church.

[caption id="attachment_1565" align="alignleft" width="123" caption="Berlusconi Leaves as Prime Minister"][/caption]

Silvio Berlusconi was Italy's longest-serving post-war prime minister - and is still one Italy's richest men. The man known as 'the knight', due to receiving the p…

Addiction among professionals

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Experts are calling for urgent action to tackle the "significant challenge" of rising levels of alcoholism and substance abuse among professionals including doctors, dentists and lawyers.

At the first international conference of its kind, in Ireland this weekend, there were calls for the UK government to help the silent mass of professionals who were "functioning alcoholics".

Rory O'Connor, the UK co-ordinator of health support programmes for dentists and veterinary surgeons, told the Observer that Britain was turning a blind eye to a huge problem. He said: "There are serious issues regarding health professionals accessing appropriate help for mental health issues and there are serious issues in the treatment that is out there for them."

Research suggests 15-24% of lawyers will suffer from alcoholism during their careers, while the British Medical Association estimates that one in 15 healthcare professionals will develop an addiction problem. Doctors are…

Addiction among professionals

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Experts are calling for urgent action to tackle the "significant challenge" of rising levels of alcoholism and substance abuse among professionals including doctors, dentists and lawyers.

At the first international conference of its kind, in Ireland this weekend, there were calls for the UK government to help the silent mass of professionals who were "functioning alcoholics".

Rory O'Connor, the UK co-ordinator of health support programmes for dentists and veterinary surgeons, told the Observer that Britain was turning a blind eye to a huge problem. He said: "There are serious issues regarding health professionals accessing appropriate help for mental health issues and there are serious issues in the treatment that is out there for them."

Research suggests 15-24% of lawyers will suffer from alcoholism during their careers, while the British Medical Association estimates that one in 15 healthcare professionals will develop an addiction problem. Doctors are…

Addiction among professionals

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Experts are calling for urgent action to tackle the "significant challenge" of rising levels of alcoholism and substance abuse among professionals including doctors, dentists and lawyers.

At the first international conference of its kind, in Ireland this weekend, there were calls for the UK government to help the silent mass of professionals who were "functioning alcoholics".

Rory O'Connor, the UK co-ordinator of health support programmes for dentists and veterinary surgeons, told the Observer that Britain was turning a blind eye to a huge problem. He said: "There are serious issues regarding health professionals accessing appropriate help for mental health issues and there are serious issues in the treatment that is out there for them."

Research suggests 15-24% of lawyers will suffer from alcoholism during their careers, while the British Medical Association estimates that one in 15 healthcare professionals will develop an addiction problem. Doctors are…

Bahrain's Anti-Regime Attacked

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In Bahrain, regime forces have once again attacked the house of SheikhAli Salman, the leader of the opposition al-Wefaq party. Saudi-backed regime forces also fired tear gas canisters at his car parked near his home.

Bahrain was once again the scene of nationwide anti-regime protest rally on Thursday.

The demonstration left scores of peaceful protesters injured after regime forces used rubber bullets to quell the rally.  Since mid-February, thousands of anti-regime protesters have been staging regular demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain.

Scores of people have been killed, some of them while in custody, and hundreds more detained since the uprising began.

Meanwhile today there have been peaceful protests against the regime Al-Dair area.




Bahrain's Anti-Regime Attacked

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In Bahrain, regime forces have once again attacked the house of SheikhAli Salman, the leader of the opposition al-Wefaq party. Saudi-backed regime forces also fired tear gas canisters at his car parked near his home.

Bahrain was once again the scene of nationwide anti-regime protest rally on Thursday.

The demonstration left scores of peaceful protesters injured after regime forces used rubber bullets to quell the rally.  Since mid-February, thousands of anti-regime protesters have been staging regular demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain.

Scores of people have been killed, some of them while in custody, and hundreds more detained since the uprising began.

Meanwhile today there have been peaceful protests against the regime Al-Dair area.




Bahrain's Anti-Regime Attacked

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In Bahrain, regime forces have once again attacked the house of SheikhAli Salman, the leader of the opposition al-Wefaq party. Saudi-backed regime forces also fired tear gas canisters at his car parked near his home.

Bahrain was once again the scene of nationwide anti-regime protest rally on Thursday.

The demonstration left scores of peaceful protesters injured after regime forces used rubber bullets to quell the rally.  Since mid-February, thousands of anti-regime protesters have been staging regular demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain.

Scores of people have been killed, some of them while in custody, and hundreds more detained since the uprising began.

Meanwhile today there have been peaceful protests against the regime Al-Dair area.




Syrian Activists Still Missing as Arab League imposes sanctions

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Today the league of Arab States declared it's decision to impose sanctions against Syria and of Bashar Al-Assad,  President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Ba'ath Party.

There is also international concern over the fate of two Syrian Activists Mohamed Bachir Arab and Ahmed Omar Azoz.

The two activists have been missing from their home town of Aleppo since 2 November, raising fears that they have been arrested and are being held in secret detention where they may be at risk of torture.

Mohamed Bachir Arab and Ahmed Omar Azoz, were reportedly involved in organising peaceful protests in Aleppo. They were both in hiding from the Syrian authorities at the time they went missing, after security forces visited their homes.

According to sources, Mohamed Bachir Arab was planning to meet his friend Ahmed Omar Azoz on 2 November. The men have not been seen or heard from since.

Amnesty InternationalMiddle East and North Africa Acting Director Philip Luther said:

We are worried that the …

Syrian Activists Still Missing as Arab League imposes sanctions

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Today the league of Arab States declared it's decision to impose sanctions against Syria and of Bashar Al-Assad,  President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Ba'ath Party.

There is also international concern over the fate of two Syrian Activists Mohamed Bachir Arab and Ahmed Omar Azoz.

The two activists have been missing from their home town of Aleppo since 2 November, raising fears that they have been arrested and are being held in secret detention where they may be at risk of torture.

Mohamed Bachir Arab and Ahmed Omar Azoz, were reportedly involved in organising peaceful protests in Aleppo. They were both in hiding from the Syrian authorities at the time they went missing, after security forces visited their homes.

According to sources, Mohamed Bachir Arab was planning to meet his friend Ahmed Omar Azoz on 2 November. The men have not been seen or heard from since.

Amnesty InternationalMiddle East and North Africa Acting Director Philip Luther said:

We are worried that the …

Syrian Activists Still Missing as Arab League imposes sanctions

Image
Today the league of Arab States declared it's decision to impose sanctions against Syria and of Bashar Al-Assad,  President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Ba'ath Party.

There is also international concern over the fate of two Syrian Activists Mohamed Bachir Arab and Ahmed Omar Azoz.

The two activists have been missing from their home town of Aleppo since 2 November, raising fears that they have been arrested and are being held in secret detention where they may be at risk of torture.

Mohamed Bachir Arab and Ahmed Omar Azoz, were reportedly involved in organising peaceful protests in Aleppo. They were both in hiding from the Syrian authorities at the time they went missing, after security forces visited their homes.

According to sources, Mohamed Bachir Arab was planning to meet his friend Ahmed Omar Azoz on 2 November. The men have not been seen or heard from since.

Amnesty InternationalMiddle East and North Africa Acting Director Philip Luther said:

We are worried that the …

The Rights Issue of Legal Aid Bill

Amnesty International are lobbying for amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

It's researchers have documented serious human rights infringements by UK companies overseas. The Bill proposed by the UK government Amnesty believes would make it almost impossible for victims of these abuses to seek justice in UK courts.

One example was last year thousands of victims of illegal waste dumping in Ivory Coast successfully claimed compensation from British oil company Trafigura. Under the proposed legislation, such cases would be a thing of the past.

To deny these victims justice is to fuel a cycle of impunity. We want to bring about an amendment to the proposed Bill to ensure that where corporate abuses occur overseas, those affected can access justice in the UK. Read more about the human rights impact of the Legal Aid Bill

For more information visit Amnesty International

The Rights Issue of Legal Aid Bill

Amnesty International are lobbying for amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

It's researchers have documented serious human rights infringements by UK companies overseas. The Bill proposed by the UK government Amnesty believes would make it almost impossible for victims of these abuses to seek justice in UK courts.

One example was last year thousands of victims of illegal waste dumping in Ivory Coast successfully claimed compensation from British oil company Trafigura. Under the proposed legislation, such cases would be a thing of the past.

To deny these victims justice is to fuel a cycle of impunity. We want to bring about an amendment to the proposed Bill to ensure that where corporate abuses occur overseas, those affected can access justice in the UK. Read more about the human rights impact of the Legal Aid Bill

For more information visit Amnesty International

The Rights Issue of Legal Aid Bill

Amnesty International are lobbying for amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

It's researchers have documented serious human rights infringements by UK companies overseas. The Bill proposed by the UK government Amnesty believes would make it almost impossible for victims of these abuses to seek justice in UK courts.

One example was last year thousands of victims of illegal waste dumping in Ivory Coast successfully claimed compensation from British oil company Trafigura. Under the proposed legislation, such cases would be a thing of the past.

To deny these victims justice is to fuel a cycle of impunity. We want to bring about an amendment to the proposed Bill to ensure that where corporate abuses occur overseas, those affected can access justice in the UK. Read more about the human rights impact of the Legal Aid Bill

For more information visit Amnesty International

Hooray for the BBC!

Been watching Jim Al-Khalili on BBC Four's "The history of Electricity" - he described the invention of Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla beautifully!

Well done the BBC!




BBC - The Story of Electricity

Been watching Jim Al-Khalili on BBC Four's "The Story of Electricity" - he described the invention of Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla beautifully!

Well done the BBC!

There is debate about as to where the music for the series has come from - many people on the internet seem to think it may originally be from Hans Zimmer ("Time") and his score from the film "Inception"? But below is the first of the series - "Shock & Awe"




Hooray for the BBC!

Been watching Jim Al-Khalili on BBC Four's "The history of Electricity" - he described the invention of Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla beautifully!

Well done the BBC!




Hooray for the BBC!

Been watching Jim Al-Khalili on BBC Four's "The history of Electricity" - he described the invention of Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla beautifully!

Well done the BBC!




Womens Rights in Afghanistan

The international community meets in December to discuss the future of Afghanistan, after a decade of conflict in the country.

Make sure women aren't sidelined in the discussions.

Over the last ten years, millions of Afghan women and girls have seen progress in their lives since 2001: girls are enrolled in school, women can work outside their homes, and the constitution grants women and men equal rights.

Yet, as the Afghan government and the international community begin to plan their country’s future, however, many Afghan women fear that they will be abandoned and their hard earned rights sacrificed in the search for a political deal with the Taliban and other insurgent groups.

We're part of a coalition that is working together to ensure women's rights in the country are protected in the negotiation process. We need your support to call on the British Government to make sure the rights of women in Afghanistan are not forgotten in the discussions - especially where the Taliban…

Womens Rights in Afghanistan

The international community meets in December to discuss the future of Afghanistan, after a decade of conflict in the country.

Make sure women aren't sidelined in the discussions.

Over the last ten years, millions of Afghan women and girls have seen progress in their lives since 2001: girls are enrolled in school, women can work outside their homes, and the constitution grants women and men equal rights.

Yet, as the Afghan government and the international community begin to plan their country’s future, however, many Afghan women fear that they will be abandoned and their hard earned rights sacrificed in the search for a political deal with the Taliban and other insurgent groups.

We're part of a coalition that is working together to ensure women's rights in the country are protected in the negotiation process. We need your support to call on the British Government to make sure the rights of women in Afghanistan are not forgotten in the discussions - especially where the Taliban…

Womens Rights in Afghanistan

The international community meets in December to discuss the future of Afghanistan, after a decade of conflict in the country.

Make sure women aren't sidelined in the discussions.

Over the last ten years, millions of Afghan women and girls have seen progress in their lives since 2001: girls are enrolled in school, women can work outside their homes, and the constitution grants women and men equal rights.

Yet, as the Afghan government and the international community begin to plan their country’s future, however, many Afghan women fear that they will be abandoned and their hard earned rights sacrificed in the search for a political deal with the Taliban and other insurgent groups.

We're part of a coalition that is working together to ensure women's rights in the country are protected in the negotiation process. We need your support to call on the British Government to make sure the rights of women in Afghanistan are not forgotten in the discussions - especially where the Taliban…

Police to use Malware to catch cybercrime

Cyber criminals use Trojans to steal information, but are the same techniques of electronic surveillance being used by the agencies set up to protect us?

Internet crime "is no longer the elephant in the room. It is the room," Sir Ian Andrews, chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), told this week's London Conference on Cyberspace.

The rapid increase in the cost of cyber-crime means police and governments are having to protect themselves from a threat that is often nearly impossible to trace.

But the web has also become a vital space to gather evidence on suspects for traditional crimes.

The internet is an "intelligence source," says Charlie McMurdie, Det Supt at the Police Central e-Crime Unit, Metropolitan Police Service.

"People now live, work, study, communicate online so even a traditional crime - a murder for example - we look at intelligence opportunities to investigate. That might be financial transactions, it might be CCTV, it might be ph…

Police to use Malware to catch cybercrime

Cyber criminals use Trojans to steal information, but are the same techniques of electronic surveillance being used by the agencies set up to protect us?

Internet crime "is no longer the elephant in the room. It is the room," Sir Ian Andrews, chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), told this week's London Conference on Cyberspace.

The rapid increase in the cost of cyber-crime means police and governments are having to protect themselves from a threat that is often nearly impossible to trace.

But the web has also become a vital space to gather evidence on suspects for traditional crimes.

The internet is an "intelligence source," says Charlie McMurdie, Det Supt at the Police Central e-Crime Unit, Metropolitan Police Service.

"People now live, work, study, communicate online so even a traditional crime - a murder for example - we look at intelligence opportunities to investigate. That might be financial transactions, it might be CCTV, it might be ph…

Police to use Malware to catch cybercrime

Cyber criminals use Trojans to steal information, but are the same techniques of electronic surveillance being used by the agencies set up to protect us?

Internet crime "is no longer the elephant in the room. It is the room," Sir Ian Andrews, chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), told this week's London Conference on Cyberspace.

The rapid increase in the cost of cyber-crime means police and governments are having to protect themselves from a threat that is often nearly impossible to trace.

But the web has also become a vital space to gather evidence on suspects for traditional crimes.

The internet is an "intelligence source," says Charlie McMurdie, Det Supt at the Police Central e-Crime Unit, Metropolitan Police Service.

"People now live, work, study, communicate online so even a traditional crime - a murder for example - we look at intelligence opportunities to investigate. That might be financial transactions, it might be CCTV, it might be ph…