Sunday 12 October 2014

The Procrastinator (Some) Times Sunday 12th October Edition


Dear procrastinators, this is a very procrastinated edition as this week it's been roller-coastery crazy, but here we are, ready to share this week's meaningful articles worth reading. In the News section we decided to focus in the glass-half full that should fill us all with happiness and pride: the 17-years old Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize. In my super humble opinion, at least 90% of the problems in this planet (if not all) can be solved by giving people access to education, and this is why this well-deserved Nobel prize is so important. The fuzz that is causing is an excellent way of encouraging everyone to support Malala's cause by making it our fight too. Well done Malala!

The rest of this edition goes like this: the Science section shares an article in Wired about how Antarctica has lost enough ice to cause a measurable shift in gravity. Design, Business & Innovation showcases (via It's Nice That) the amazing design made by Oslo-based Snøhetta for the new Norway’s Norges Bank notes that will make their way into circulation in 2017. In our Culture & Entertainment section, we have Hadley Freeman The Guardian's piece in which she makes an honest/tough critic of Lena Duhnam's new book: Not That Kind of Girl. In Dog We Trust, shares the sad story of Excalibur and explores if animal cruelty is now a mainstream concern. Finally, for Our Weekly Procrastination we went down to the BFI for the Power to the Pixel cross-media forum,  listened to great inspiring presentations and met cool interesting people. Today we're sharing some of the most interesting highlights from day 1, have a look!

Happy Sunday afternoon (!) and happy reading x


Malala Yousafzai, photo via The Guardian.

"Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize. At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. The teenager was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for campaigning for girls' education. She now lives in Birmingham in the UK. Giving her reaction in a speech, Malala said she was "honoured" to receive the award, saying it made her feel 'more powerful and courageous' ". Watch her speech in BBC. E.T.P. 11' Also, the joint Nobel Peace Prize winner, pays tribute to Malala. Watch the video also in BBC. E.T.P. 1'

"Take that, Islamic extremists, anti-Muslim bigots, Pashtun-bashers and misogynists! Malala Yousufzai has become the youngest person to win any Nobel prize and, fittingly, did not appear before the media to respond for several hours because it was a school day, and the girl’s got priorities." Read full article in The Guardian. E.T.P. 3'

Finally you can see the interview of Malala in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart back in October 2013, in The Independent's i100. E.T.P. 17'

Estimated Time of Procrastination of the entire News section: 32'.

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