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Could this Factory in a Box Revolutionise Food Production?

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  The future of food production was on display at this year's Gulfood Manufacturing where the first “Factory in a Box” was unveiled on the opening day. Presented by United Food Technology (UFT), a specialist food technology and engineering company with offices in Germany and the UAE, the company believes that this is how the food factory of the future will look and function. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates food production will...

Unbroken – Film Review

By Emma Silverthorn @HouseOf_Gazelle The cast and crew of Unbroken couldn’t be much more stellar; with Angela Jolie directing, the Coen brothers adapting Lauren Hilldenbrand’s memoir of Louis Zamperini’s life into the screenplay, and the exceptional Jack O’Connell in lead. O’Connell lives up to the hype that’s been surrounding him of late, and though he’s received some critical acknowledgement since 2007’s Skins, this is surely his breakthrough role. The film doesn’t disappoint in terms of delivering a gripping, emotive and...

Can Democracy Day Improve Electoral Turnout?

By Samuel Fawcett Voter turnout will be a hot topic in the run up to the General Election in May 2015. Disillusionment seems to be the word of the day amongst the politically active in the UK and with public figures such as Russell Brand championing revolution through political inaction, it's clear that something must be done to re-engage the electorate. In his first vlog for The London Economic, Samuel Fawcett discusses whether a Democracy Day could help prompt more people turn...

The Podemos Effect

Vlog from Ellis Palmer  Ellis Palmer's new vlog on Spanish politics for The London Economic this week focuses on the latest insurrectionary force in Spanish politics, the Podemos or 'We Can' party. In this edition of the vlog, he analyses: 1) Who Podemos are? 2) How they came about? 3) The different explanations behind their rise to prominence. 4) What effect they will have on on the future of Spanish politics? He'll be back next week, with an analysis of...

Revolutionise your workout with Speedflex

By Steve Taggart Year after year new fitness crazes emerge, each full of promise to keep you motivated and fit, but unfortunately very few ever really end up fulfilling these hopes. Whilst 2013 was dominated by dance fusion classes such as Zumba and Pure Barre, 2014 is undoubtedly the year of HIIT. HIIT training is effectively a workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less intense activity, or rest. Its popularity is derived from its...

Things my children won’t understand

By Sallie Bale, Director, Communica PR In life, things change and move on. There are so many things in my everyday life that by the time I have children, will be obsolete. And many things are already going that way. Every now and again, it strikes me that something that I am doing makes no sense in today's world, and yet makes total sense to me. My children won't understand why the international sign for "taking a picture" is putting...

Drawing Conclusions from Ofcom

By Stuart Buchanan, Junior Broadcast Executive at 4mediarelations Today (Wednesday 25th July 2014) Ofcom released the findings of their ‘News consumption in the UK report’, which highlights some key issues on the changing face of news access across Great Britain. Most importantly, across all age groups, ‘Internet/Apps’ have stretched just ahead of Radio and Newspapers (41 per cent, compared to 32 per cent in 2013), with only TV (75 per cent) outstripping online new sources, but even this is down from...

Top 20 Gandhi Quotes

We have always lived in a world where humans attack other humans due to religion, power struggles, hatred or a combination of all three.  During these troubled times it feels as if there is anger around every corner, and love and compassion, has been forced to hide in the shadows. The TLE has decided to turn to Gandhi and revisit his famous sayings, to try and remember that the human race doesn’t have to destroy itself.  Remember hope not hate…...

Obituary, Rik Mayall 1958 – 2014

By John S.Locke What do you say when a hero of yours dies? Especially when he is only 4 years older than yourself. A man who has been in your life for over 30 years as a part of the consciousness of your generation. It is surprising how much it has upset me personally, and judging by the continuous stream of beautiful, touching messages, comments and statements of disbelief, grief and genuine sorrow on Social media, I am not alone...

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