If you live in Glasgow, you are more likely to die young. Men die a full seven years earlier than their counterparts in other UK cities. Until recently, the causes of this excess mortality remained a mystery. “Deep-fried Mars bars,” some have speculated. “The weather,” others suggested. For years, those reasons were as good as any. In 2012, the Economist described it thus: “It is as if a malign vapour rises from the Clyde at night and settles in the lungs of sleeping Glaswegians.” The phenomenon has become known as the Glasgow effect. But David Walsh, a public health programme manager at the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, who led a study on the excess deaths in 2010, wasn’t satisfied with how the term was being used. “It turned into a Scooby-Doo mystery but it’s not an exciting thing,” he says. “It’s about people dying young, it’s about grief.” He wanted to work out why Glaswegians have a 30% … [Read more...] about The ‘Glasgow effect’ implies cities make us sad. Can the city prove the opposite?
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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were welcomed to New Zealand with an official Maori haka after rounding off a busy first day of engagements in Auckland. Charles, 71, and Camilla, 72, undertook a whirlwind tour of Auckland during the first day of their eight day trip to the country, with engagements including meeting children at a local community centre and laying a wreath at Mount Roskill War Memorial. The royals rounded off their busy first day with an official Maori welcome in the form of a haka while attending the Queen's Colour Ceremony at the RNZAF Whenuapai Airbase in Auckland. It is the couple's third visit to the country, after visiting in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee and again in 2015, and comes as the fall-out continues over Prince Andrew's 'car crash' BBC Newsnight interview. Prince Charles, 71, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, were welcomed to New Zealand with a busy first day of engagements during an eight day royal tour The Haka … [Read more...] about Kia ora! Prince Charles and Camilla are welcomed to Auckland with a fearsome haka as they kick off their New Zealand tour amid furore around brother Prince Andrew’s ‘car crash’ interview
Watchmen has crossed the halfway point of its 10-episode first season with Sunday night's fifth episode, which revealed the origins of Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson) that tie into the original Watchmen comics by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. There were also new shocking developments uncovered about the Seventh Cavalry, and their true agenda, which ties into Adrian Veidt (Jeremy Irons). After preparing his catapult device, Irons finally managed to escape his 'prison,' as he put it, though he still could not escape his rival, The Game Warden. Looking Glass: Watchmen has crossed the halfway point of its 10-episode first season with Sunday night's fifth episode, which revealed the origins of Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson) that tie into the original Watchmen comics by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Cavalry: There were also new shocking developments uncovered about the Seventh Cavalry, and their true agenda, which ties into Adrian Veidt (Jeremy Irons) Catapult: After … [Read more...] about Watchmen Episode 5: Looking Glass’ origins are revealed as SHOCKING developments are uncovered about the Seventh Cavalry and Adrian Veidt
It was a big day for the Little cast Tuesday in New York City, as Issa Rae, Regina Hall and Marsai Martin promoted the film in a group interview with Build Series NYC. There, 34-year-old actress/writer Issa looked elegant in a fire orange long-sleeved top with matching pants and gold heels and her dark locks pulled into an immaculate bun. The fashionista was also snapped Tuesday in a red overcoat with a blue ensemble with textured pants and danglers; and in a creme sweater with matching slacks and gold heels appearing om Late Night with Seth Meyers. Scroll below for video Front and center: Issa Rae, 34, Marsai Martin, 14, and Regina Hall, 48, promoted their new film Little in a group interview with BUILD Series NYC Tuesday Martin, 14, wore a blue floral dress with silver heels to BUILD, while Hall, 48, donned a sheer navy blue top with jeans and grey sandal heels. At BUILD, Issa told a story that related to the film when it comes to run-ins with bullies … [Read more...] about Issa Rae looks awesome in orange as she promotes Little with co-stars Marsai Martin and Regina Hall
As grime continues to dominate dancefloors in 2017, it’s not the only inner-city sound to push black British music in bold new directions. Elsewhere, another wave of young experimentalists are swapping swirling moshpits for soul searching, and giving socially conscious rap a shock to the system. Among them is Kojey Radical, gravel-voiced spoken-word poet and mixed-media artist who is so snappily dressed he could make Kanye West break a sweat. His three EPs so far explore issues of identity, race, class and social unrest while sounding somewhere between Roots Manuva’s rasping theatricality and the sculptural minimalism of FKA twigs. Last year’s notable track Gallons, for example, confronts “how I feel every time I see my brothers get stopped and searched, or when I hear about another person of colour amount to nothing more than a commemorative hashtag”. His music videos, often shot around Hoxton where he grew up and still lives with his mother, are a way … [Read more...] about One to watch: Kojey Radical