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New Protections for Domestic Abuse Victims – is it Enough?

TW: Domestic violence. On 29th April 2021, the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent and was signed into law as the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. It now provides the most overarching legal definition of domestic abuse and also provides a series of legal protections which are available to victims of domestic violence and their …

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Should Museums be Places for Political Dialogue?

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Museums are social hubs. Often, they are filled with people hoping to gain an insight into centuries worth of history and scientific development. To see what they can discover by gawping at the eclectic mix of stuffed animals snuggled next to local archaeological finds. However, despite the quaint perceptions of museums, museums have the potential …

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Virgin & O2: merger provisionally cleared

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Last year in May, O2 and Virgin Media announced their intentions to merge into an entertainment and telecom firm, becoming a rival to BT & Sky. A year later and after a thorough, two-phased investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally approved the £31bn merger, stating that it was “unlikely to lead to any …

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Microsoft Sued for Abuse of Dominant Position – Again

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Competition law and Big Tech Competition law has become increasingly important over the years, while regulators have been trying to control the great powers of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft (GAFAM). The massive expansion of these companies is much quicker than the procedural bureaucracies of regulators and, more often than not, such firms will …

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Google Announces 11 Initiatives to Receive a Share of €10M in its Aim to Build a Greener Europe Alongside EIT Climate-KIC

As part of its Impact Challenge on Climate, Google has invested €10M in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This will fund innovative programs and workshops as the tech giant uses technology in a bid to accelerate Europe’s progress towards a greener, more resilient future. The focus will be on renewable energy, natural …

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Sarah Everard’s Death Strikes a Sombre Chord with Women

What happened to Sarah Everard? On the evening of March 3 2021, 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard disappeared in South London. She began walking home from a friend’s house but never made it home. A fear every woman knows. Everard left Clapham and is believed to have walked through Clapham common, on her journey home …

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Air Jordans, Yeezys and Insider Information: the Teenage Sneaker Reseller that made $100k per Month

Streetwear hoarder On 25 February, Bloomberg Businessweek published a profile on Joe Herbert and his thriving sneaker-resale business, West Coast Streetwear. At just 19-years old, Joe has launched a lucrative resale business off the back of sneaker bots.  Sneaker bots are advanced software programs that allow Joe to automatically add shoes to his cart and purchase …

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In Conversation with Katharina Looi Kiesel

Venandah Madanhi (VM) sat down to talk to Katharina Looie-Kiesel (KLK) about community, education and problem solving. Nada’s question for Katharina: What have you learnt during lockdown that you don’t think you would have learned if COVID-19 didn’t happen? I learned how to balance time more. I have always been someone who is relaxed about …

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State v Chauvin: 11 Months Since the Killing of George Floyd

The Background Almost one year ago, on 25th May 2020, George Floyd was killed during his arrest in Minneapolis. Suspicion had been raised by a cashier in a grocery store that Floyd was attempting to pay for cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. 4 police officers from the Minneapolis Police Department attended the scene, including …

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