Emoji Speak

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 17 October 2017 > In the News

Worldwide, we send 6 billion emojis a day to accompany or replace text in messages. So it was only a matter of time till someone made a film in which emojis come to life. The Emoji Movie is based on the idea that each emoji can only have one facial expression and one tone. Smiler’s … Continue reading “Emoji Speak”

Gun Violence in the U.S.A.

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 10 October 2017 > In the News

As media headlines around the world once again proclaim a new record of horror in Las Vegas — the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history — Gary Younge asks us to stop and consider the terribly banal everyday reality of guns in America. An average of seven children and teenagers is shot dead every … Continue reading “Gun Violence in the U.S.A.”

Nobel Prize for Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 05 October 2017 > In the News

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to British-Japanese novelist Kazuo Ishiguro whose work includes The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. A more conventional choice than the 2016 winner, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Ishiguro, 62, was born in Nagasaki, Japan, but arrived in Britain at the age of five. His … Continue reading “Nobel Prize for Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro”

Young People Represent Their Countries at the U.N.

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 19 September 2017 > In the News

From 19 to 25 September, the world’s leaders will take the lectern in New York for the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations. Amongst the delegates seeing world diplomacy at work for the first time are young people from more than 35 countries. United Nations Youth Delegates bring young people’s issues to the Assembly, … Continue reading “Young People Represent Their Countries at the U.N.”

U.S. School Segregation Today

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 27 September 2017 > In the News

On 25 September 1957, U.S. civil rights activists won the right for African American children to go to the same schools as white children at Little Rock, Arkansas. But 60 years on, many schools in the U.S.A. are still separated along color lines. And one of the most segregated school systems in the country is … Continue reading “U.S. School Segregation Today”

Around the World In 78 Days!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 20 September 2017 > In the News

Jules Verne imagined travelling around the world in 80 days. Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont did better, cycling around the world 78 days, 14 hours and 28 minutes! When Beaumont set off from Paris on 2 July, 80 days seemed a hefty challenge. The Guinness World Record for circumnavigating the world by bicycle was 123 days, … Continue reading “Around the World In 78 Days!”

2017 Hurricane Season is Exceptionally Severe

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 08 September 2017 > In the News

After the terrible flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Irma is now being classed as the second strongest Atlantic hurricane in history. Both hurricanes are reached category 5, the maximum strength. This is the first time since records began more than 150 years ago that two category 5 hurricanes have hit in the same season. And … Continue reading “2017 Hurricane Season is Exceptionally Severe”

Diana: 20 Years On

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 30 August 2017 > In the News

In both her life and her death, Diana, Princess of Wales, had a very special place in the British public’s hearts. Twenty years after the tragic car accident which killed her in Paris at the age of just 36, her two sons, and her admirers, are looking back on her legacy. Diana’s death on 31 … Continue reading “Diana: 20 Years On”

Win a Trip to Roman London

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 14 August 2017 > In the News

Win a trip to London to discover the city’s Roman past. The City of London, the “Square Mile” which is the oldest part of the city, dates from AD50 when the Roman invaders founded Londinium, which they built into the country’s largest city. For almost 400 years, it was a hub of Roman culture and … Continue reading “Win a Trip to Roman London”