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Friday 6 April 2007

Guardian, Lonely Planet, Hewlett Packard ‘photographic opportunity’

Fifteen years ago, when I earned part of my living as a freelance photographer, the going rate for a cover shot on one of the small magazines that I worked for was £200. The magazine sold 12,000 copies each month and that payment gave the publisher the right to publish the image one time only.

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Filed under: Photography,The media — GS @ 4:40 pm
Wednesday 4 April 2007

Pollution in our cities — ten tips on how to minimise your exposure

The air in our cities contains a cocktail of airborne pollutants that could be seriously damaging your health.

The Guardian offers ten tips on how you can reduce your exposure.

Take the more quiet back routes to avoid the worst pollution on busy roads


Filed under: Environment — GS @ 1:34 am
Sunday 1 April 2007

Blair’s acting career and grow-your-own Viagra craze hits garden centres

Two interesting stories today:

Blair: I’ll be treading the boards again — following his appearance on Comic Relief, Tony Blair has been asked to appear at the Old Vic in a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Grow-your-own Viagra craze hits Britain’s garden centres – a gardener has discovered that winter-flowering heather has the same effect as Viagra.


Filed under: General — GS @ 10:53 pm
Monday 26 March 2007

Print journalists learn to use video

The Guardian looks at how print journalists are beginning to use video and asks whether web video could mean a new ‘golden age’ for newspapers.

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Filed under: Net & technology,The media,Video-making — GS @ 1:29 pm
Wednesday 7 February 2007

Resource-hungry websites

The animated Flash advertisements on some websites can hog an extraordinary amount of your computer’s processing power.

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Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 10:11 am
Friday 27 October 2006

The Gulf Stream came to a halt for ten days in 2004

The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that keeps Britain warm by dragging water northwards from the tropics

Now scientists have revealed that a part of the Stream came to a temporary halt for ten days during November 2004.

No one is quite sure what this means. Will it happen again? Is it a sign of the current stuttering to a permanent halt?

‘A complete shutdown would lead to a 4C-6C cooling over 20 years.’ A new ice age…

Sea change: why global warming could leave Britain feeling the cold.


Filed under: Environment — GS @ 9:32 pm
Friday 6 October 2006

Wounded British TV reporter was shot dead by US troops

‘ITN reporter Terry Lloyd was shot in the head by American troops as he was being driven to hospital, the inquest into his death was told…’. The Guardian.

Full story here.


Filed under: Politics,The media,TV & film — GS @ 1:47 pm
 
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