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Liberal Democrats in government are about to scrap student tuition fees for 54.2% of students. This may come as a surprise, but that is because this side of the story isn't really being told. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has shown that for 54.2% of students in the future it does not matter how much their tuition actually costs.
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Francesca Woodman's Self-deceit #1, Rome Italy, 1978. Photograph: The Estate of Francesca Woodman, Courtesy George and Betty Woodman and Victoria Miro Gallery Francesca Woodman has been called a modernist, a surrealist and, even, a gothic artist. Her work carries echoes of all three traditions, but it evades categorisation. As a young woman, she photographed herself obsessively but often she appears as a blur of movement or a half-hidden figure, someone constantly trying to escape or hide.
In South Africa's wealthy province of Gauteng, a survey has found one in three men admitting to rape. Photograph: Ocean/Corbis More than one in three South African men questioned in a survey admitted to rape , the latest evidence in the country of a violent culture of patriarchy . Researchers found that more than three in four men said they had perpetrated violence against women. Nearly nine in 10 men believe that a woman should obey her husband – and almost six in 10 women also agreed with the statement. South Africa has one of the highest rates of rape in the world.
The former prime minister said it was true that "people commit horrific acts of evil in the name of religion". But Mr Blair, who converted to Catholicism in 2007, said it was also true that religion inspires acts of extraordinary good.
DECEMBER 3--Now that the criminal case against the notorious Walmart toy aisle masturbator has come to and end , Florida investigators have released evidence photos taken at the scene of the revolting crime. A small selection of those North Port Police Department images can be seen here . The photos clear up a couple of points about William Tyler Black’s bizarre September 14 act of public indecency at a Walmart in Sarasota: • Crime scene technicians, armed with only a Q-Tip , are just as brave as any cop walking the beat. • Black was not carrying a copy of the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition while pleasuring himself.
7 December 2010 Last updated at 13:43 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent There are protests planned ahead of this week's vote on raising fees The Liberal Democrat leader of Newcastle city council has told students who occupied the council chamber that he will lobby party leader Nick Clegg not to raise tuition fees. David Faulkner said he had a "fair dialogue" with the students and agreed to e-mail all the party's MPs voicing opposition to the fees plan. MPs will vote on Thursday whether to raise tuition fees to £9,000 per year. Student protesters say they will occupy schools as well as universities.
Today thousands of teenagers will be protesting about the scrapping of their means-tested £30 a week Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for regularly-attending college students in low-earning households. It is poorly-targeted, “a deadweight cost” say the government, in that it is paid to many teenagers who would have attended anyway. It promises an as yet unspecified replacement. By happy coincidence today, HM Treasury cheques for £250 were being dropped in to the letterboxes and electronic bank transfers of 460,000 high rate taxpayers, and two-thirds of the House of Lords, for being over 60, and it being cold . Note that you don’t actually need to have been made cold in order to claim. For good measure, over 60,000 British winter expats, sunning themselves in warmer climes, are also receiving the Winter Fuel Allowance for apparently not enduring Britain’s savage winter.
The Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee, with a Government majority, today specifically rejects justifications put forward by Nick Clegg , the Deputy Prime Minister, for failing to support a leading British manufacturing company based in his home city. Speaking following publication of the Report, Labour Industry Spokesman, Ian Lucas MP called on the Deputy Prime Minister to explain himself to the House of Commons: “This report is a humiliation for Nick Clegg, exposing that the arguments he put forward for withdrawing the Sheffield Forgemasters loan were simply not true. “Nick Clegg needs to come clean and tell us why he failed to support a leading UK manufacturer based in his home city and why he put forward false arguments to justify his decision. “The decision to withdraw the Sheffield Forgemasters loan was a massive missed opportunity to help develop British manufacturing.
For a couple of days now, we’ve been hearing rumors that the Yahoo layoffs included the entire Delicious team. Now Former Yahoo employee and Upcoming founder Andy Baio has tweeted out the above Yahoo! product team meeting slide that seems to show that Yahoo! is either closing or merging the social bookmarking service as well as Upcoming, Fire Eagle, MyBlogLog and others. In some kind of weird founder solidarity , the slide was originally posted on Twitter by MyBlogLog founder Eric Marcoullier. Listed under the ominous “Sunset” are: Delicious, Altavista, MyBlogLog, Yahoo!
Does the Harlequin Romance Unicorn Vengeance boast the worst sentence ever published in English? Mayhap! - Kansas City News - PlogEach Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Unicorn Vengeance Author: Claire Delacroix Date: 1995 Publisher: Harlequin Historical, because unicorns are historical
We just received this story from Kolby, who succeeded in accomplishing his goal to hike 500 miles during 2010 and near 1000 since May 2009. In May, 2009, I had a goal to get in shape through hiking and thought the best way to do that would be to try to hike 100 times in the remaining 240 days of the year. More surprised than anyone, I was able to accomplish that goal.
But at last they've learnt to stand up for themselves, and Bob Diamond has emerged as their Martin Luther King. Soon the whole banking community will declare: "Say it out loud, I'm 27 million quid in the black and I'm proud." Eventually some of them will feel able to come forward with stories of their plight, of how they were ashamed to tell even their parents they were a hedge fund manager, and at weekends they would lie to their friends by saying they were putting up shelves when in fact they were flying to the Indian Ocean to buy one of the Maldive Islands.
Petition published by Richard Collins on Jan 13, 2011 Closed on Feb 13, 2011 Target: British Film Institute Result:
Palestine Papers: Guardian’s own documents demonstrate veracity of Israeli version of 2008 offer (A contiguous Palestinian state with captial in Jerusalem)i Rate This Standing in stark contrast to the Guardian’s Palestine Papers narrative – of Israeli intransigence and Palestinian weakness and humiliation – their own documents corroborate the widely reported Israeli offer , during the 2008 negotiations, which Mahmoud Abbas rejected: a contiguous Palestinian state representing roughly 94% of the West Bank with land swaps (part of Israel which would become part of the new Palestinian state) making up for the remaining 6%.