Archive for February, 2009
Posted on 26. Feb, 2009 by PR Mum.
26 February 2009 As predicted, half term was bliss. The rotters were successfully transferred to the grandparents during a hostage exchange at a glamorous Little Chef on the M4. Once we had waved them goodbye, we sped back to London to enjoy P&Q, nights out and uninterrupted sleep. While our energy levels soared over the [...]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2009 by Handbaglady.
Posted on 24. Feb, 2009 by NW1er.
I couldn’t sleep last night so was fiddling with my Blackberry in bed – sad, I know. I came across the iGoogle function, which allows you to have a personalised news stream to your Blackberry. Great, because you only get three or so main news stories on the BBC mobile site. iGoogle feeds the top [...]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2009 by chiantichiara.
I read an interesting letter in The Times about the negative consequences of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. To be honest, I was slightly taken aback by the title as I didn’t think there was anything downbeat that could be said of a service that saves 1,400 lives every year. However, according to a group [...]
Posted on 17. Feb, 2009 by Claire.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible – Voltaire The news last week that teen pregnancies in the UK are at the lowest rate in 20 years, but are still the highest in Europe, was somewhat overshadowed by the uncannily timed birth of baby Maisie to parents Alfie, 13 and Chantelle, 15, which stole [...]
Posted on 17. Feb, 2009 by NW1er.
To celebrate Darwin’s 200th birthday, Professor Sir David King, formerly the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, and Professor Richard Dawkins, all round advocate of science, delivered a riveting presentation on, “Can British science rise to the new challenges of the 21st Century?” I was fortunate enough to get tickets for this event so took a trip [...]
Posted on 13. Feb, 2009 by neilcrump.
With £10 million of counterfeit drugs being purchased each year in the UK (and the figures predicted to rise significantly) the ‘fake medicine, real danger’ campaign was initiated by Pfizer to tackle this dangerous problem. The cinema ad, that is certificate 15, is really hard hitting (a rodent being pulled out of a chap’s mouth [...]
Posted on 12. Feb, 2009 by NW1er.
I attended a talk recently on the future of journalism, where Daniel Dodd, head of online at the BBC, and Roger Alton, editor at the Independent, discussed current trends in news and the progressive move to online content. Lively and informative, the discussion demonstrated how aggregate news sites, such as Yahoo, are the most used [...]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by phaedrus.
As a regular tube user, I have always gained a modicum of gratification from most of my journeys on our capital’s subterranean train system. I derive aesthetic pleasure from the comprehensive linkage made available to London’s citizens and am usually provided with my daily fix of people-watching by my brief morning and evening travel stints. [...]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by neilcrump.
‘The Changing Shape of Healthcare Communications’ report published by the Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) identified four drivers that are leading to diversification in practice; namely, economic pressures, political climate, a changing regulatory environment and pharmaceutical industry reputation. The report identifies that we are moving towards a much broader definition of communications that goes beyond classical [...]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by PR Mum.
12 February 2009 – half term bliss The Valentine school disco was a big success. The big rotter was dressed from head to toe in pink with bunches, plaits and clips in her hair and spent two hours dancing to High School Musical and Abba, with home-made pom poms and glo sticks. Perfect. Comedy parental [...]
Posted on 09. Feb, 2009 by Handbaglady.
Despite the global economic crisis, the New Year began full of optimism and hope for the future, following the inauguration of the first African American US President. Just before noon on 20 January, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as America’s 44th President and it marked a significant moment in modern history. Some of the [...]
Posted on 09. Feb, 2009 by Handbaglady.
The world has gone Obama mad. The media frenzy around the inauguration reached a zenith in the run up to the big day. Every little detail about the ceremony was devoured by media and general public alike – what was Michelle going to wear? Which celebrities would be in attendance? Even his presidential limousine ‘the [...]