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Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

 

This is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky, And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back; For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Unlike many other Hollywood reboots of recent years, 2015’s Cinderella was a shining success among viewers and critics, not only staying true to the magic of the original film- but in this reviewer’s opinion improving on it, while 2014’s Maleficent was slightly lacking though still offered an enjoyable and original take on an age-old tale. This month, Disney has once again reinterpreted an animated classic for modern audiences with Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book and in short: this is something very, very special. Read more …

Behind closed curtains:

 

A little glimpse at the waters of Rio de Janeiro

A little glimpse at the waters of Rio de Janeiro

On March 14th 2016, thousands of heated protesters took to the streets of Brazil and joined one the biggest anti-government rallies against President Dilma Rousseff and the Worker’s Party, who are being accused of money laundering and corruption. Brazil is also facing one of the worst economic recessions the country’s ever faced. Read more …

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Panama Papers Rock Global Politics and Finance

The Panama Papers is the biggest leak of documents in financial history. The saga rages on after red-handed Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson officially resigned from his post overnight.

So what are these Panama Papers? Up until Monday the shady financial dealings of politicians and celebrities was something widely believed but easily dismissed as conspiracy, there was no evidence or paper trail until the leak of the so called Panama Papers, which Edward Snowden calls the “Biggest leak in the history of data journalism.”  Read more …

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New Hokkaido Bullet Train Debut Sour Struggling with Fewer Users

 

On the 26th of March, Saturday, the shinkansen, or a bullet train which directly links to Honshu main island and Hokkaido opened in Japan. It stretches 148.8km which is from Aomori, the north most prefecture on the main island and Hakodate, which is the southern city in Hokkaido. The opening of this new line enables people travel directly from Tokyo to Hakodate without taking a transit on their way.  In addition, its speed which is designed to run 320km/h by the fastest speed will take passengers from Tokyo to Hakodate in four hours, and the fare is about 230 AUD (converted from JP yen to AUD). Read more …

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We Just Need Some Space

Plans for a campus to be opened on the moon have been orbiting the academic board, where Monash’s high authorities have given the go-ahead to what might be the most epic saga of the Monash overseas expansion initiative. With the aftermath of the parking controversy well behind them, Monash have decidedly leaked a new issue for students to wrap their heads around. Read more …

To Entertain or to Educate? Keeping up with the thrills and spills of 24 hour news.

We, the audience, are at fault for the current climate of Journalism due to our constant craving to be entertained, rather than informed.

The biggest story of this week broke on Thursday, when Kim Kardashian decided she would flash her chest to Instagram (again). She posed, next to her famous friend Emily Ratajkowski, topless, and captioned the photo #liberated. This ‘liberating’ news has been the focal point for discussion ever since.

Emily Ratajkowski (left) and Kim Kardashian forget their t-shirts. Photo: Instagram

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It is time to stop scandalising sport

3 years have passed since former head of ASADA Richard Ings decried the ‘blackest day in Australian sport,’ and the skies have not brightened since.

Professional sport is in a bad way in 2016. Few, if any, major sporting events are not subject to scandal and controversy these days. You have to ask: is it the sport that is going downhill, or is the media’s coverage of sport. You will find that it is both. Read more …

The Footy is No Place For Protests

Going to the MCG for a game of AFL isn’t meant to be a political experience. It’s a form of escapism for spectators after a busy week in the real world. But Friday night’s Collingwood vs Richmond game became the setting for a demonstration which quickly found itself out of place.

Members of the far-right nationalist United Patriots Front (UPF) erected a banner reading “Go Pies!”, followed by “Stop the Mosques” underneath one of the video screens in the midst of a group of Collingwood supporters. Read more …

Australians are scared of losing data, a study by Google has revealed

Are you scared of losing last week’s selfies or last year’s travel photos from your computer? Do you backup your data regularly to an external drive or the cloud?

 

If so, you’re not alone. Keeping digital memories, secure and private, appears to be the norm for almost half of the Australian population.

 

A data protection survey by Google has revealed that almost 50 per cent of Australians fear losing personal photos and videos from their electronic devices.

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