Friday, 15 June 2012

The Latest On England's Euro 2012 Results

On Monday 11th June England played their first competitive game against France with their new manager Roy Hodgson, the final score was 1-1 and Hodgson said ‘we’ve played better and will get better as time passes’ after the game. England so far have played their first game and still have two more to go against Sweden tonight and Ukraine on Tuesday 19th June. Now England take on Sweden tonight, 19:45 kick off! Hodgson has suspected to start England’s game against Sweden with:

Joe Hart (Goal Keeper – Manchester City)
Glen Johnson (Left Back – Liverpool)
John Terry (Defender – Chelsea)
Joleon Lescott (Defender – Manchester City)
Ashley Cole (Right Back – Chelsea)
James Milner (Left Midfield – Manchester City)
Steven Gerrard (Centre Midfield – Liverpool)
Scott Parker (Centre Midfield – Tottenham Hotspur)
Ashley Cole (Right Midfield – Chelsea)
Danny Welback (Forward – Manchester United)
Andy Carroll (Forward – Liverpool)

By Emily Hoban

Tightrope Walker: Wish Come True

An acrobat from the US, Nik Wallenda, will hopefully be the first person in over a century to walk on a tightrope over the Niagara Falls after being granted permission which is given rarely.

Many have died performing these rare, dangerous stunts which caused such acts to be made illegal. But Canadian Officials have allowed for this stunt to take place after it was argued that such an act will pay tribute to history. Nik, 33, was born into a family of circus performers and took up tightrope-walking since the age of two. His dream since he was six years old remained to be walking across the Falls.
He said, "My dream is to walk into the mist, disappear, and walk out the other end."
Mr Wallenda said he will not be wearing a harness and his rope will be strung about 70m above the Niagara Falls. This has resulted to be higher than most competitors in the past. This daredevil task is said to be performed at 10:00pm on 15th June 2012.
Here's one of his earlier achievements:

By Nazifa Muhamood

Fighting Back the Phobia

A phobia is an anxiety or a extreme feeling of fear when you are in a certain situation or if u see a particular “trigger”. Phobias can be rational like a germphobia or they can be irrational like Arachibutyrophobia: being afraid of peanut butter sticking to the top of your mouth.

 Millions of people in the world have phobias; a somewhat common phobia is arachnophobia, which is the fear of spiders. Most people only feel afraid if they are in that situation but with some it can take over their life, but not to worry there are loads of ways to get rid of a phobia.
Talking to your GP about this you can tell them and they can refer you to Cognitive behavioural therapy. This is a therapy were you can discuss what you are afraid of and try to ration it out. If the phobia comes from a stressful event it will most likely go away after the therapy. You can also be put on anti-depressants; not because you are depressed but because it can take away the anxiety.

By Tanya Kuzmich

Upping the Standards to Meet the Rest

Education demands have raised in primary schools and a lot more will be expected of the younger children. In maths they will by the age of nine will have to have learned their 12 times tables and their maths skills in general will have to rise to higher levels so that they are ready for secondary school and can intake more information.
The sciences will also get harder as they were input further, deeper studies into space and the universe and the lives of famous scientist will be looked at, such as Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton.

But the demand is not only on the sciences: by the age of seven every child would have had to started a second language. This could change the whole way education is viewed at in primary schools because the bar needs to be raised to match the standards of countries such as Singapore who’s children can read the numerals.

By Tanya Kuzmich

Taking Fairy-tales to a New Level

Movies that have taken the fairy-tales and given them a different twist has been suddenly become a worldwide phenomenon. Shows such as ‘Grimm’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ has become very popular.

Snow White and the Huntsman, now on the cinema screens is based on the german story – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was made by the producers of Alice in Wonderland.
Ravenna, the step-mother of Snow White, uses the Magic Mirror to find beautiful women and drain their beauty and youth so that she would remain the ‘fairest of them all’ The Huntsman is sent to kill Snow White with the promise that she would revive his wife from the dead.
It is obvious that they cast great actors, Chris Hemsworth, who plays the Huntsman, recently starred in ‘Thor’ and the’ Avengers: Assembled’. Kristen Stewart acted as Bella Swan in the popular teenage movie – Twilight Saga. And Charlize Theron who is also in the new Horror film: Prometheus.

The TV episode ‘Grimm’ takes the average fairy-tale such as Red Riding Hood and The Piper and gives it a dark turn. Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Bureau learns he is descended from a line of "guardians" known as "Grimms," charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. Throughout the episodes, he must battle against an assortment of dangerous creatures, with help from his friend Monroe (who is a reformed creature), and his partner Detective Hank Griffin.

By Phoebe Hung