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UK EVENT: FUTURE 100 AWARDS 2011 / WINNERS

November 18, 2011 7 comments

Winner Lisa Bent

The Future 100 Awards 2011 took place on the 17th November in London.

The Future 100 Awards were first launched in 2008 to recognise and profile young entrepreneurs running businesses, which have a triple bottom line. The definition of a triple bottom line, is a business that addresses people, planet and profit. They have a strong commercial foundation as well as a significant social and environmental impact.

The event recognises the success of young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 who demonstrate entrepreneurial flair and innovation in progressing a responsible business venture.

Congratulations goes out to fellow blogger/founder of Self-Central Lisa Bent who picked up an award.

Click HERE to view the full winners list. 

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UK EVENT: MAGICAL BONES – SLEIGHT OF DANCE

November 18, 2011 1 comment

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Magician and dancer Richard Essien aka Magical Bones presents the premiere of the ‘Sleight Of Dance’ a 60 minute action packed dance illusion show that will feature magic illusions combined theatrically with hip hop dance culture. Exciting and fresh in concept the ‘Sleight Of Dance’ promises to give the distinctive innovation and creativity needed to not only modernise the traditional magic show but take live entertainment to a whole new level!

Date: 5th, 6th December
Time: 8pm-9pm 
Price: £7/5 (concessions)

BOOK NOW
Box Office: 0844 847 1680
www.losttheatre.co.uk

208 Wandsworth Road, London
SW8 2JU

(15 mins walk from Vauxhall tube station) 

UK NEWS: SOAP ACTOR TRIES TO AVOID DRIVING BAN AND TRAVELLING ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT BY DETAILING THE ‘PRESSURES OF HIS FAME’ (HAHAHAHAHAHA!)

November 18, 2011 2 comments

Photograph Credit: The Yorkshire Post - Actor Tarik Makarem

Emmerdale actor and E-lister Tarik Makarem who plays factory boss Nikhil Sharma in the soap told Dewsbury Magistrates Court that a ban would ‘damage the believabilitys’ of his character. He then added,

“A person who has a profession like mine, when they are put into public transport or public places, have a media persona that presents a number of difficult challenges.

“It has a dramatic effect health-wise I would say.”

Makarem who already had nine points on his licence when he was caught doing 49mph in a 40mph zone in Leeds was told by the judge, that three points would be added to his licence and he will be disqualified from driving for six months.

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Tarik must think he is Johnny Depp. The man is delusional.

His role in Emmerdale isn’t a stand-out character so I doubt that his presence on public transport will turn many heads and cause mad hysteria.

UK NEWS: QPR MANAGER CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT BY BLACK PLAYERS

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Neil Warnock

More calls for FIFA President Sebb Blatter’s resignation…

QPR manager Neil Warnock believes that if every black player refused to play in the next round of international fixtures, that this would then force Sebb Blatter to resign.

Click HERE to read more…

Several weeks ago QPR owner Tony Fernandes said more or less the same thing as Blatter in regards to racism within footballand in response to John Terry “allegedly” hurling racial abuse at QPR player Anton Ferdinand during a match.  I don’t remember Neil Warnock saying anything then.

Anyway I think the situation with Blatter has opened up some much-needed dialogue and has dragged the issue of racism within football out from under the carpet at last!

But I believe that the ones who hold all the power in football down to the managers don’t really care about Blatter’s remarks. That’s not why they are passionately calling for his resignation . They are calling for his resignation because they are still bitter over England’s failed World Cup bid (losing out to countries with more money and more gangster – Qatar and Russia).

It would not surprise me if that is the real reason behind Warnock’s call for black players to boycott international games.

This latest episode involving Blatter is also being used as a distraction to take the attention off John Terry and the racism that runs rampant within the English game.

VIDEO: JUMP OFF DEBATE – FAKING IT TO MAKE IT.. ACCEPTABLE OR NOT?

November 18, 2011 11 comments

Your thoughts please…

FORMER LIVERPOOL STAR JOHN BARNES SAYS SOCIETY IS TO BLAME FOR RACISM THAT FOOTBALL CANNOT SOLVE

November 18, 2011 4 comments

John Barnes

WELL, WELL, WELL…. former Liverpool star and England player John Barnes has shocked me today! Barnes tells The Telegraph that he is “not surprised’’ by the latest ugly racist incidents that have taken place within the world of  football because it reflects a society taking time to shed ingrained prejudices.

NOW John speaks out!

This is a good read…

‘’I’m not condoning what Sepp Blatter has said or John Terry, if he’s proven to be guilty,’’ Barnes said. “I think Blatter should resign over many things, and this is just one. But those thoughts are based on stereotypical views drummed into us over a long period of time.

“People have been told for 400 years since slavery that black people aren’t as intelligent as white.

“White players always said to me: ‘You can call me ‘a white so and so’, I don’t mind’. But that’s because society has indoctrinated us over the past 400 years to think that that’s like saying ‘you handsome so and so’. That’s why white players aren’t offended. They’re empowered. Black people aren’t empowered; 99 per cent of black individuals would be offended being called ‘a black so and so’ because we’ve had 400 years of being dehumanised.

“We don’t know whether the allegations about John Terry and Luis Suárez are true. What we do know is that it’s happened before. The words they are alleged to have said have been said in the past year but it hasn’t been reported. Now and then there’s an incident and people are surprised. I’m not. I know it’s there.

“Any black player knows this. We’ve played against players, got into an altercation, looked him in the eye, he’s not said anything, but you know he’s thinking “you black —-’. He wants to say it but doesn’t because he knows he’ll get into trouble.  Click HERE to read more….

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I cannot believe that this has come from John Barnes, the same man who several years ago stood up and defended former football manager/TV pundit Ron Atkinson after he called footballer Marcel Desailly a “f**king lazy thick nigger”

I however agree with what John has said in The Telegraph article, he is spot on. But I also have a long memory and will NEVER forget him standing up and publicly defending Atkinson.

Since FIFA President Sebb Blatter sparked outrage over his remarks about racism in footballer black players have suddenly found their voice (Click HERE to read).

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