News Round Up

February 23, 2018

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Queen Elizabeth Shows Up At London Fashion Week

Sitting next to another fashion queen, Anna Wintour in the front row of British designer Richard Quinn’s show, Queen Elizabeth was a welcome surprise. With guests not quite sure of what to make of the appearance. But the Queen was actually there to present Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II award for British design, in recognition of his “outstanding craftsmanship” and the south London print studio he’s opened to up-and-coming college students.


Jennifer Lawrence Dress Drama

Jennifer Lawrence was the talk of social media this week after an image of her in a revealing Versace gown surrounded by men dressed in coats and jackets in a cold London.

But the actor hit back on her Facebook page saying, “Wow, I don’t really know where to get started on this “Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing dress in the cold” controversy.

This is not only utterly ridiculous, I am extremely offended. That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I’m going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf? I was outside for 5 minutes. I would have stood in the snow for that dress because I love fashion and that was my choice.

This is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism. Over-reacting about everything someone says or does, creating controversy over silly innocuous things such as what I choose to wear or not wear, is not moving us forward. It’s creating silly distractions from real issues. Get a grip people. Everything you see me wear is my choice. And if I want to be cold THATS MY CHOICE TOO!


Teens March on Florida Capital Demanding Gun Control 

Thousands of teens have descended on Florida’s capital Tallahassee to call for tougher gun control laws, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Busloads of survivors of the shooting joined the crowd as the group marched on the State House.

Student Jenna Waldman told the crowd “You shouldn’t have to go to school fearing for your life every day. You should have to go to school worrying about your tests and your school supplies.”

The protest comes only a day after the Florida State House voted down a motion to hear a bill banning the sale of rifles like the AR-15.


Melbourne Venue Proposes Ban on Mobile Phones

It’s a common practice where gig goers take out their phones and film whatever musical act they are seeing for the night. But Melbourne’s Cherry Bar is sick of the habit with the bar proposing a ban on filming whole sets, addressing it in a Facebook post yesterday:

Cherry Bar is proposing to ban mobile phones from its live gigs.

Not entirely of course. We will tolerate a quick snap of a band. However, holding up your phone and filming an entire song is just not on.

It blocks the view of those behind you, it distracts the band and it’s just uncool.

Holding up your phone and filming songs at a live music gig is just not rock n roll. And at all times Cherry Bar must stand up for rock n roll.

But before we implement, we listen. So tell us Cherry Massive, what is your opinion?


Passport Free-Travel

According to the Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton we are just a couple of years away from passport free-travel, allowing passengers to walk off the plane without having to have documents on hand. Mr Dutton said the process already was being tested at Canberra airport with a 90 per cent success rate.
As told to the National Press Club of his plans, “I want them to walk seamlessly … off the A380 and — in time, and we’re not far off this — with facial recognition on the move, peoples’ passports will stay in their pocket.
“They will walk from the plane out to the kerb-side and depart the airport.”
The minister has launched a wideranging overhaul of the visa system which could involve a company designing, installing and operating technology which monitors the annual traffic of 8.5 million visa applications.


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