There's nothing we love more than a celebrity-packed reality show, and the latest one has been ticking all our boxes since it started airing on E4. Why? Because Five Star Hotel sees the celebrated become the servers when the line-up of some of our favourite stars attempt to run a hotel on the Greek island of Ios. But what exactly is Five Star Hotel, who stars in it and when is the final? Here's all you need to know... What is Five Star Hotel? The reality show was filmed on Mediterranean island Ios and features real E4 fans enjoying their holiday. But the fans are able to brush shoulders with celebrities and be welcomed in to a wonderland of fun and sunshine as the team waits on the guests hand and foot at the Five Star Hotel. As travellers make the most of their summer holiday they will rate the celebrity staff and with the calibre of their work under constant scrutiny the pressure will be on the stars to keep standards high. Which celebrities star in it? Reality TV heavy-weights Joey … [Read more...] about The low-down on celeb-packed reality show Five Star Hotel
PUBLISHED: 20:54 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 21:05 29 March 2018 Kath Sansom Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One is at the LIght Cinema in Wisbech Archant Gamers will be in their element in this Steven Spielberg movie which negotiates the increasingly fine line between virtual reality and real life. With a concluding social commentary that people need to take time out of their online screen lives, and get into the real world, Spielberg proves he can create a gripping cinematic experience for all ages with this close encounter of a very different kind. Geeky flashbacks to the 80s switch to fast forward leaps into the future as the movie mogul whizzes the cast through a gaming futurescape, which includes impressive cinematography. On paper this probably all sounds awful, but actually Ready Player One works. Even for a 50 year old mum of two who has no interest in gaming whatsoever. The movie, based on a book by Ernest Cline, manages to capture something intriguing and spectacular … [Read more...] about REVIEW: Ready Player One is a virtual reality mash up of 80s and future with a love story thrown in for good measure
“Ernest Cline is such a visionary,” Steven Spielberg once said. “He has seen the future before any of the rest of us could possibly imagine it.” The influential filmmaker was, of course, talking about Cline in relation to his debut novel, Ready Player One, a story Spielberg has since adapted to the big screen. For those who have not read the international bestseller, the story features a dystopian future where the majority of the global populous spend their days plugged into a pop-culture filled virtual reality called the OASIS. Within the OASIS, anything’s possible: want to live as an Orc? Then be an Orc! Want to race King Kong? You can! Cast spells, fight monsters, travel through space, own a time-travelling DeLorean… players can do it all. Ready Player One took 10 years to write, and was originally published in 2011, a time before virtual reality headsets such as the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Playstation VR had properly taken … [Read more...] about Ernest Cline interview on Ready Player One, working with Steven Spielberg, and the future of virtual reality
PUBLISHED: 14:10 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:10 26 March 2018 Becca Gliddon The star of Channel 4’s SAS reality TV show is backing a Royal Marines charity challenge on Exmouth beach. Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, of Who Dares Wins fame, who tackled the Taliban and fought in Afghanistan, will on Saturday, April 21, be at at Orcombe Point, Exmouth, supporting the Re-Org Commando Beach Assault, in aid of the Royal Marines Charity, and Exmouth-based military mental health organisation Rock 2 Recovery, which the TV star co-founded with former Royal Marine sniper, Jamie Sanderson. Archant Reality TV star Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox will be cheering on teams taking part in a Royal Marine-style fitness challenge on Exmouth beach The star of Channel 4’s SAS reality TV show is backing a Royal Marines charity challenge on Exmouth beach. Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, of Who Dares Wins fame, who tackled the Taliban and fought in Afghanistan, will on Saturday, April 21, be at … [Read more...] about Reality TV star backs Exmouth beach fitness challenge
Author: ECB. The following press release was issued by the ECB on January 20, 2017 00:00. Remarks by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, for the policy panel entitled “How to deal with potential secular stagnation?” at the Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference, Banque de France, Paris, 16 January 2017 The term “secular stagnation” was coined by Alvin Hansen before World War II. Among the driving factors of the slowdown he predicted were limited population growth and lack of innovation. A decade or so later, we had the baby boom and one of the strongest economic expansion the world has ever experienced – in French, “Les Trente Glorieuses” started. This experience should certainly invite all of us to be prudent with the concept of “secular stagnation”. Let’s not forget that a similar panel ten years ago would have been discussing “the Great Moderation”. Over the past 10 years, … [Read more...] about Speech Peter Praet: Is secular stagnation the new economic reality?