Saturday, August 10, 2013

REBLOG! New Australian Mental Health Report Says 'No Progress' in 30 Years

If you've followed my blog, you'll know I have a passion for mental health. This slight obsession has allowed me a tiny window into a world that for most doesn't exist. A tragic place who's border is much finer than most would expect, at any given moment almost any breathing human can topple from a well balanced mental health, into a world that is not only coddled by confusion, but largely ignored by the galaxy.

Mental health truly works in shades-of-grey, what for one person might simply be an anxious moment, is for another a life crippling disability. And although medicine - and medicine of the mind - has made huge discoveries over the past three decades, a new report suggest the insights gained might not have improved the overall life of suffers

The damning report undertaken by The University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute - BMRI - has found the life expectancy for people suffering a mental illness hasn't improved in 30 years. The finding is in stark contrast to the advances made for Australians suffering from illnesses like heart disease and cancer :: Read the full article »»»»

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Spanish and French Authorities Bust Chinese People Smuggling Ring

Spanish and French authorities say they have dismantled a human trafficking ring responsible for smuggling Chinese citizens into Europe and the United States, charging up to €50,000/$AU70,000 per person.

A total of 75 suspects including two "main operatives" based in Barcelona and the kingpin based in China were arrested. 

The well organised smuggling ring disguised their illegal Chinese migrants as tourists or students, regularly changing the routes taken from China, as well as the travel documents used, "changed constantly according to the successes and failures of previous trips... or in order to prevent discovery of the traffickers." a statement from authorities said.

The arrests included 51 in Spain and 24 in France after a two-year joint investigation. The provided "false identities and transport Chinese citizens, In some cases the ring was involved in the sexual exploitation of migrants, some of whom were children :: Read the full article »»»»

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pop Star Wins Court Case Against Topshop

Pop singer Rihanna has won a court case against the British fashion chain Topshop over the unauthorised use of her image. In March last year, Topshop started selling a T-shirt bearing a photograph of the singer.

The picture was taken by a freelance photographer in Northern Ireland while Rihanna was filming the We Found Love music video. Topshop had a licence from the photographer but no licence from Rihanna.

Rihanna sued Topshop's parent company, Arcadia Group, for almost $AU5.6 million over the shirts. The star has a direct endorsement relationship with Topshop's rival fashion chain, River Island. 

Rihanna's lawyers told London's High Court that the T-shirt duped fans and was very similar to the images used on CD sleeves for her Talk That Talk album :: Read the full article »»»»
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