Reykjavik Gay Pride rocked Iceland

gay-enewswireReykjavik’s eleventh Gay Pride event is now a mere memory, and there are a whole twelve months to wait until it happens all over again. But although Pride is over, Iceland does not forget about it.

Around 80,000 people converged on central Reykjavik on Saturday to enjoy the eleventh annual Reykjavik Gay Pride parade and the following outdoor concert with Pall Oskar, probably Iceland’s biggest pop star. Continue reading

The first ever Muslim member of Cabinet a London Met alumnus

London Met UniversityA London Met alumnus visiting professor has become the first ever Muslim to join the cabinet. Tooting MP Sadiq Khan was appointed Minister for Transport in the recent government reshuffle. The promotion makes him the most senior Muslim politician in the country and the first Muslim to join the Privy Council or attend Cabinet.

Mr Khan, whose father was a bus driver in Wandsworth said he wanted to be an inspiration to all people from humble backgrounds: ‘This is the land of hope and glory. This is a country where the sky is the limit.’ Continue reading

Colour and cheer: Gay Pride hits Iceland

gayice1It’s that time of year again in Iceland when Reykjavik gets just a little bit more fabulous than it always is. Yes, that’s right; Gay Pride is underway and more dazzling than ever!

Gay Pride in Reykjavik is unlike almost anywhere else – often called ‘the biggest little Pride in the world’, it attracts as many as one-in-three of Iceland’s entire population out onto the streets to support LGBT rights specifically, and equality in society more generally. Continue reading

Constance Briscoe visits Childcare Diploma Graduates at WAES

waes logo1Constance Briscoe, author of Ugly, Beyond Ugly and one of the first black women to sit as a judge in the UK, visited the graduating class of the Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice at Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) on Thursday 9th July 2009.

Briscoe attended the event after graduating student Elizabeth-Ann Murphy and her tutor Angela Gordon-Wright made contact with her via her website www.constancebriscoe.com. Continue reading

Join professionals in your field to explore ethics at the University of Brighton

University of BrightonFrom September 2009 the University of Brighton is offering a range of Applied Ethics MA degrees designed for professionals wishing to gain a qualification in ethical aspects of their field.

Ethical standards and practices are often part of the regulatory framework in ‘traditional’ professions such as law and medicine. More recently questions of ethics have come to the fore in a broad range of professions, and the academic fields of philosophy and ethics are increasingly concerned with application and practice.

Run through the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) at the University of Brighton, these seven distinct degrees explore applied ethics or ethics in relation to art and design, education, healthcare, media, medicine or politics. One year full-time and two year part-time options are available. No previous familiarity with philosophy is assumed. Continue reading

Kent is better connected than ever with high speed trains

Kent relocateKent already benefits from fast rail services to the continent, contributing to high levels of interest from foreign investors. With the introduction of the high speed service, operated by Southeastern, in December, and the limited preview services starting on 29 June, the county will be even better connected for business. Ebbsfleet International will be just 17 minutes away from St Pancras International, while the journey to Ashford will take just 37 minutes.

According to Locate in Kent, the investment promotion agency for Kent and Medway, the county, as the closest UK location to the continent and now only minutes away from London, is in a prime position to attract significant interest from businesses looking to invest. Towns and cities in East Kent, including Canterbury, Folkestone and Ramsgate, previously well over an hour and 30 minutes away by train, will now be far more accessible via the high speed service – Canterbury will be 59 minutes away, Folkestone 57 minutes and Ramsgate, 80. Continue reading

Upset Hindus ask European Union probe into reported racism in UK labor market

Shocked at the recent report published by prestigious University of Bristol on religion and ethnicity, Hindus have called on European Union to probe into the reported blatant discrimination prevailing in United Kingdom (UK) labor market.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was highly disturbing to note that “non-White people in England and Wales are likely to be educationally and occupationally disadvantaged because of their skin colour or religious background”, as pointed out in this report. Continue reading

Hindus & Jews demand public apology from Northern Ireland government for racist attacks

Hindus and Jews have asked Northern Ireland First Minister Rt Hon Peter Robinson and his government to publicly apologize for reported failure to protect the Roma residents who were terrified and forced to flee their homes due to repeated racist violence.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA; in a statement in Nevada today, asked, “What was the relevance of a government when its residents had either to live in constant fear of their lives or to leave for another country to an uncertain life of poverty, hopelessness and medieval conditions.” Continue reading

Lets Talk Credit – A New Radio Talk Show By Credit Experts

21st June, Reading, PA – Joelle Stephens, Executive Director of SCI Credit Solutions, launches a new radio talk show “Lets Talk Credit” to help address credit problems and issues with effective solutions coming through the show.

SCI Credit Solutions is a specialist company that specializes in credit repair, loan modification with debt settlement services. The company is located in Reading, PA and aims to provide its customers with effective solutions to their credit problems and help them get assistance from experts who have been in this field for years. The company is dedicated to help people deal with their bad credit problems and other credit related issues. Continue reading

Religion And Economics Are A Learned Trait

By Daniel Escurel Occeno

When I was in college, I overheard Catholic guys tell people that I was Jesus; and Mormons asked, why is He, Jesus?

The Catholics were not referring to a religious event; they meant that I was still a virgin because of how I conducted myself around women during dates, parties, dances, and social gatherings. Continue reading