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HEADLINES


“How bedroom prison hid secret of a beaten boy for seven years”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article5860649.ece


“Outrage in France over plight of boy locked away for seven years by his parents”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article5858983.ece


“Bullied into a suicide bid … How ten-year-old Nile Campbell tried to hang himself with a light bulb cord after school thugs made his life hell”:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/bullied-into-a-suicide-bid-14217724.html?r=RSS


Jesse Moores “Care home breached rules over sandwich death … A manager at a private care home where an autistic man choked to death on a sandwich has breached health and safety law, a court has found.”:

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/4168674.Care_home_breached_safety_rules_over_sandwich_death/


“Charles Morris pleads guilty to child molestation charges.”:

http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/localnews/4180938.Pinner_Preacher_admits_touching_young_girls/


“Stabbed disabled woman identified”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/essex/7918405.stm


“Third man held over woman’s death”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/essex/7925631.stm


“Doctors fear more Sunshine Coast epidemics … Doctors have warned of mumps and rubella outbreaks in the Sunshine Coast hinterland as they battle a “mini-measles epidemic” at Beerwah High School.

Australian Medical Association Queensland president-elect Mason Stevenson said immunisation rates in both the Gold and Sunshine coasts’ hinterland regions were about 70 per cent, 20 per cent lower than the national average.”:

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25136519-3102,00.html

 

“Warning after huge rise in mumps”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/7936627.stm


“Autism bill gets through second reading”:

http://www.politics.co.uk/news/health/autism-bill-gets-through-second-reading-$1273229.htm


“Autism Bill: Government must take urgent action, UK”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/140651.php


Guernsey “Disability champion is appointed”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/guernsey/7935624.stm


“Emphasis on group homes is troubling”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/fwd_pressconnectscom_emphasis_on_group_homes_is_troubling.htm


“ASAN comments on NJ Autism Registry regulations”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/fwd_asan_comments_on_nj_autism_registry_regulations.htm


“Advocacy Success: NIMH use of stimulus money includes service-research”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/fwd_advocacy_success_nimh_use_of_stimulus_money_includes_s.htm


“Gary McKinnon Updates: Latest round in extradition battle lost/Sting supports fight for UK trial”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/gary_mckinnon_updates_latest_round_in_extradition_battle_lo.htm


Action Alert “Tell Lindt Chocolates That Autism Speaks Does Not Speak For Us!”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/tell_lindt_chocolates_that_autism_speaks_doesnt_speak_for_u.htm


“Autscape call for proposals”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/autscape_call_for_proposals.htm


“Bionic eye gives blind man sight”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7919645.stm


“Iris device helps disabled students”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/7919016.stm


“Slow progress for rail access”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7924360.stm

 

RESEARCH


Propranolol “Anti-phobia pill breaks link between memory and fear”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16603-antiphobia-pill-breaks-link-between-memory-and-fear.html


“Depression, cardiac mortality and all-cause mortality”:

http://apt.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/abstract/15/2/107


“Depression, women and heart health”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/depression_women__heart_health.htm


“Evolution and Epilepsy”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/2/37/28788/evolution-and-epilepsy.html


“Impairment and treatment-resistance in social phobia”:

http://aspie-editorial.blogcity.com/impairment_and_treatmentresistance_in_social_phobia.htm


“Treatment lottery restricts hi-tech treatment for depression”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/mar/03/mental-health


“The Serotonin Theory (and why it’s probably wrong):

http://scienceblogs.com/neurotopia/2009/03/depression_post_4_the_serotoni.php


“Young people struggle to get proper mental health care, says survey”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/mar/11/young-people-mental-health

 

“High-speed brains are in the genes”:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126993.300-highspeed-brains-are-in-the-genes.html

 

“Musicians’ brains ‘fine-tuned’ to identify emotion”:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/141087.php


“Form and mental state: an interpersonal approach to painting”:

http://apt.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/abstract/15/2/137


“Happiness gene helps you look on the bright side/Personality & Happiness”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/happiness_gene_helps_you_look_on_the_bright_sidepersonali.htm


“Faulty brain ‘switch’ reduces ability to cope with stress”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/faulty_brain_switch_reduces_ability_to_cope_with_stress.htm


“Why we yawn, hiccup and sneeze … Researchers from Birkbeck College have discovered that children with autism – a developmental disorder affecting people’s ability to make emotional ties with others – do not yawn at the sight or thought of other people yawning.”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5853687.ece


“Not too bright? … Children with older fathers seem to perform worse in intelligence tests, according to a study due out this week. Other research has shown linkage between advanced paternal age (men over 35) and an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders. James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA spoke of his concern. His son Rufus suffers from schizophrenia and as more is uncovered about its causes Watson has publicly questioned if he is to blame. “I worry that I was 42 with Rufus,” he says. “I read that the frequency of schizophrenia goes up with the age of both parents.”:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/men/article5864642.ece

 

EDUCATION


“Autistic girl shut in cramped room after getting upset at school”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/4965405/Autistic-girl-shut-in-cramped-room-after-getting-upset-at-school.html


“How to cope when school is hell”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7901598.stm


“When leaving school and learning at home is best for your child”:

http://www.magentanews.com/cache.asp?n=5686192


“Josh Muggleton and Year Dot”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2122&a=17583


“Parents’ plea on autism lifeline”:

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/1100553_parents_plea_on_autism_lifeline


“We moved 150 miles for school now under threat”:

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1101265_we_moved_150_miles_for_school_now_under_threat


“Closure threat to autism school”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hereford/worcs/7930346.stm


“Secondary to offer college classes in First Scots Community Campus”:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2493106.0.Secondary_to_offer_college_classes_in_first_Scots_community_campus.php


“Support for augmentative and alternative communication”:

http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/support-augmentative-and-alternative-communication-4968

 

EMPLOYMENT


NORTHERN IRELAND Acceptable Enterprises (Larne) Limited

We at Ael:

Provide disadvantaged people with the support to access further education, training and employment opportunities.

Support disadvantaged people to access a wide range of inclusive, community-based, educational, vocational and social opportunities.

Enable disadvantaged people to enhance their lifestyle and to operate more effectively in education, work and in the community.
http://www.packaged4u.co.uk/

 

Acceptable Enterprises (Larne) In The News:
http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/employment__acceptable_enterprises_larne_limited.htm

 

Belfast “The Orchardville Society – Employment for Autism”:

http://www.orchardville.com/projects/viewdetails.asp?itemID=19


Positions Available “Support Work in London … Salary: £14,600 – £ 18,000 Location: North London – Vibrant Capital of the UK! Interviews: 12th/13th March 2009 Description: The employer is a large charity providing varying supported living schemes across the country. There are a number of different services looking for new staff, and each service is different from the next. Supported living homes are generally small (e.g. not more than 8 beds, mostly for 3 or 4 service users), sometimes purpose built and have high staffing to service-user ratios e.g. 1 staff member to 2 service-users, sometimes more, depending on the needs of service-users. Requirements: • Good level of written and spoken English • ENTHUSIASM • Experience working with adults with disabilities desirable • Understanding and awareness of Autism • A driving license and the willingness to drive in the UK • Minimum 2 year commitment Do you have experience working with adults with disabilities? APPLY TODAY! Next steps: Contact lyndsay@jacaranda-recruitment.co.uk or on +44 208 676 5621 for more information. Please quote reference number VR/00459. Jacaranda offers advice on career opportunities, gives interview coaching and guidance to formalities required to work in the UK. Our service is free of charge. www.work-in-the-UK.com”:

http://www.ogloszenia.goniec.com/pokaz/54847.html


“Autistic Menasha student’s skills shine on the job at Ferguson in Appleton”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/employment_autistic_menasha_students_skills_shine_on_the_j.htm


“NAS: Helping autistic people to gain employment”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/nas__helping_autistic_people_to_gain_employment.htm


“Auties.org”:
Individuality, Diversity, Equality, Achievement

Auties..org is an Aspie & Autie friendly site for all people on the Autistic Spectrum who are ready to dare reach out to occupation and employment, open the doors to the community and market their abilities directly to the public and for those interested in supporting these pioneers.

http://www.auties.org/


“Prospects”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=473&a=2348


“AutismJobs”:
Linking job seekers with vacancies in work related to autism, Aspergers and ASDs

http://www.autismjobs.org/?section=00010009


“Current job vacancies within the NAS”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=170


For further employment information, please view”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/employment_on_the_autism_spectrum.htm

 

GENERAL/HUMAN INTEREST


“Worcester man sets up Asperger’s support group”:

http://www.craegmoor.co.uk/news/industry/19050592/worcester_man_sets_up_aspergers_support_group.aspx


“Am I on the wrong planet”:

http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/health-and-beauty/health-beauty-features/2009/02/19/aspergers-sydrome/


“How can you be scared of disability? … The intolerance and prejudice of others creates far greater obstacles for those with disabilities than any physical differences they might possess, and being intolerant and prejudiced is probably the biggest disability of them all.”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/feb/25/disability-children


“TV presenter’s calm take on prejudice”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/feb/28/disability-cerrie-brunell-bbc


“Should my daughter have a psychological assessment?”:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/healthy-living/virginia-ironsidersquos-dilemmas-should-my-daughter-have-a-psychological-assessment-1640033.html


“Remembering Christopher Reeve”:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/remembering-christopher-reeve/


“Disabled people deal with discrimination at every turn”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/mar/11/disabilities-support


Community Care Magazine “Readers views on special schools, role of the GSCC, care home residents access to NHS services, and sex education”:

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2009/03/09/110950/readers-views-on-special-schools-role-of-the-gscc-care-home-residents-access-to-nhs-services-and-sex.html

 

Irish Flags

IRELAND

Rock of Cashel, Tipperary

“Autism NI”:

http://www.autismni.org/

Irish Countryside

“NAS – Northern Ireland – Includes Northern Ireland-only version of NAS website, Regional Team, Directory of Local Services & Support, Branches in NI, help! Programme: Post Diagnostic Support, Advocacy for Education Service, National Support Groups & Organisations in NI and Further help from StartHere NI covering Health, Housing, Education, Employment & Other Social Issues”:

http://www.autism.org.uk/ni

Belfast Castle

“
Ireland Information & History”:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/countries/country_ireland.html

Postcard from O'Gallivan's Cottage

“Ireland Photo Gallery”:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/photography/europe/ireland/alex-di-suvero.html

The Shamrock

Video (03.43) “Destination: Ireland”:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/places/regions-places/europe-western/ireland-overview-dest.html

Irish squirrel

“
Ireland – National geographic Kids”:

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Places/Find/Ireland

Irish Music Week

“Irish Artists & Music”:

http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/country/content.country/ireland_29

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

“
St Patrick’s Day in Dublin – March 17”:

http://uk.travel.yahoo.com/p-promo-2882343

ADD/ADHD


“Trio trek to Saudi Arabia to train teachers, share knowledge about ADHD … ADHD prevalence rates in the United States are around 8 percent, whereas the rates in Saudi Arabia are nearly double at 15.5 percent, according to three recent studies. Dendy said the three found the Saudi teachers to be incredibly warm, kind, caring people who were eager to learn. ‘Some speakers come and leave their footprints in Saudi Arabian sand, but you have come and touched our hearts.’,” she said.”:

http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?pnpID=730&show=localnews&NewsID=952583&CategoryID=3511


“Researchers ID link between Ritalin & Cocaine”:

http://wjz.com/health/ritalin.cocaine.link.2.955578.html


“Teachers concerned about moms using Ritalin”:

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?art_id=vn20090228071337367C187779&click_id=13&set_id=1


“ADHD linked to abnormal REM sleep in children”:

http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/adhd_linked_abnormal_rem_sleep_children


“UCF Study: Hyperactivity enables children with ADHD to stay alert”:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-03/uocf-ush030909.php


“Welcome to Adult ADHD, not just for children anymore”:

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1/37/29718/welcome-adult-adhd-not-children-anymore.html


“Distracted superbly focuses on attention deficit”:

http://www.pr-inside.com/distracted-superbly-focuses-on-attention-r1095012.htm


“Easy-to-read advice available for children with ADD”:

http://www.gazette.net/stories/02252009/entemon120319_32476.shtml


“Attention deficit on stage”:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/05/attention-deficit-on-stage/


“ADD/ADHD pills can’t teach difference in reading for content versus pleasure”:

http://newsblaze.com/story/20090304164135fics.nb/topstory.html


ADRES “Adverse Drug Reaction Electronic System(Adverse Drug Reactions Website)”- This website provides patients, doctors, and other medical professionals with a comprehensive examination of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), side effects, and other safety information for both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Our goal is to allow users of our website make informed decisions when taking (patients) or prescribing (doctors) drugs. We are providing unmatched information and analysis tools.

http://www.adverse-drug-reaction.net/

“adders.org”
Our objective is to promote awareness to AD/HD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and to provide information and as much free practical help as we can to those affected by the condition, both adults and children, their families in the UK and around the World via this website.

http://www.adders.org/


“ADDISS” The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service…

http://www.addiss.co.uk/index.html


“ADDA”:

http://www.add.org/index.html


“hi2u ADHD Pages”:

http://www..adhd..org.uk/


“CHADD”:

http://www.chadd.org/am/CustomPages/home/CHADD_Home.htm?CFID=2282059&CFTOKEN=38105335&jsessionid=f2303343221169802693562

 

SPORT


“Duffy to run London marathon for charity”:

http://www.rte.ie/arts/2009/0305/duffyk.html

http://www.communitynewswire.press.net/article.jsp?id=5549909


“Trek the Inca Trail – 22-31 May, 2010”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1863


“Trek Ben Nevis – 19-21 June, 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1971


“Flora London Marathon 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1823


“It’s back! The London to Paris Bike Ride 2009 – 15-18 May”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1860


5-8 June, 2009 “Five Countries Bike Ride – England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1970


“Racecourse Bike Ride – 12 July, 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2116


“Trek Hadrian’s Wall – 7-9 August, 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2088


“Trek Jordan 2009 – 10-14 September”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1833


“Cycle India – 27 November – 6 December, 2009”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1832


“Sky Diving”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1726

 

MUSIC


“The new man Numan”:

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2009/03/05/1235842551139.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap2


“Behind the SXSW Buzz: Ladyhawke”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/austin_music_source_ladyhawke.htm


“Stars Shine for Autism 2009 – 12th March, 2009

Featuring Alfie Boe and the London Chamber Orchestra”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1972&a=18050


“The AutisMusic Project”:

http://www.autismusic.com/

 

ART


“Zoe Kakolyris exhibition launches in London”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2122&a=18908


“Rosie helps autistic charity”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/artist__8_yr_old_rosie_elvis_presley__launch_of_her_first.htm


Photography “Andrew Hewitt – Northallerton man wins photography contest”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/photography__andrew_hewitt_northallerton_man_wins_photogra.htm


“Enter the Hoffman Foundation’s prize for drawing and painting”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=253&a=17569


“ARTROOM ………where under 17s can make and display art online”:

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artroom/index.php

 

MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT


“Award-winning ‘Spoonface Steinberg’ on tour”:

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=2122&a=18877


“Food safety film wins top award … A film made in Somerset by adults with learning disabilities has won the Best Educational Film Award at a film festival in Canada.”:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/somerset/7916748.stm


“If You Could Say It In Words” An award-winning love story about an impoverished painter with undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome, If You Could Say It In Words will have its second public screening and West Coast Premiere at the Method Fest film festival in Calabasas, CA on March 29 at 7pm. The screening will occur at Founders Hall, Calabasas Civic Center, Calabasas, CA 91302. For ticketing information see the Method Fest website.

http://www.methodfest.com/


If You Could Say It In Words previously screened at the Derby City Film Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, where it took top honors with “Best Feature” and “Best of Fest” awards by audience balloting. ”:

http://www.ifyoucould-movie.com/

http://www.chipchair.com/default.aspx


“Ben X explores world of teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome”:

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090227/ENT/702279966


“Pinkaew’s Chocolate”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/pinkaews_chocolate_coming_to_the_uk.htm


Chocolate Reviews “An autistic teenager learns how to be a master fighter by watching the boxers next door and watching TV and then sets out on a quest to get money from the deadbeats who owe her ailing grandmother money. Hey, you gotta pay the medical bills someway. It’s from the Thai director of the over-praised Ong-Bak. The star Jeeja Yanin has presence but I hate how he shoots and edits his fights. Still, they’re almost worth fastforwarding through the talking scenes to watch.”:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-giltz/dvds—-clint-is-king_b_172274.html

http://www.lovehkfilm.com/panasia/chocolate.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/oct/24/chocolate

http://www.forteantimes.com/reviews/films/1425/chocolate.html


“Actors for Autism”:
http://www.actorsforautism.com/

 

BOOKS


“World Book Day”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/world_book_day__thursday_5th_march.htm


“Story Contest for braille users”:

http://aspie-editorial.blog-city.com/story_contest_for_braille_users.htm


Review of Mark Haddon’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”

“Brand new ways of seeing and dead neighborhood pets”:

http://media.www.themacweekly.com/media/storage/paper1230/news/2009/02/27/TheArts/Brand.New.Ways.Of.Seeing.And.Dead.Neighborhood.Pets-3649847.shtml


David Bainbridge’s “Teenagers” reviewed by Michael Fitzpatrick, author of “Defeating Autism: A Damagng Delusion”:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/feb/28/teenagers-natural-history-david-bainbridge


“Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Secondary School (ASD Support Kit)

Author: Lynn Plimley and Maggie Bowen

http://www.mugsy.org/cgi-bin/apf4/amazon_products_feed.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=1412923115&templates=default&locale=uk


“Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Early Years (ASD Support Kit)

Authors: Lynn Plimley, Maggie Bowen and Hugh Morgan

http://www.mugsy.org/cgi-bin/apf4/amazon_products_feed.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=1412923158&templates=default&locale=uk

 

New “The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Teaching Assistant’s Series)”

Authors: Ann Cartwright and Jill Morgan

http://www.mugsy.org/cgi-bin/apf4/amazon_products_feed.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=0826498124&templates=default&locale=uk


Coming Soon “Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School: A Workbook for Classroom Support and Managing Transitions”

Authors: Joanne Steer and Kate Horstmann

Illustrated by Jason Edwards

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106630


“Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law”

Author: Michael Mandelstam

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106920


“Autism, Discrimination and the Law: A Quick Guide for Parents, Educators and Employers”

Author: James Graham

http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843106272

 

MOVIE

Hotel for Dogs poster

“Hotel For Dogs” (PG)

Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 American feature film adaptation of the Lois Duncan novel of the same name about two orphans who take in stray dogs at an empty house. The film, which began shooting November 2007, is directed by Thor Freudenthal and stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Kyla Pratt, and Don Cheadle. The book was adapted by Jeff Lowell and Kim Possible creators Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle. It was released on January 16, 2009.


Official Movie Site

http://www.hotelfordogsmovie.com/intl/uk/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0785006/

 

VIDEO GAME

You're In The Movies

“You’re In The Movies” – Includes Xbox LIVE Vision Camera (Xbox 360)

Rated E (Everyone)

“You’re in the Movies brings the cool factor to kitsch as you live out your dreams of becoming a scream queen, zombie, or kung fu fighter. It’s the first and only game of its kind to transport players into a magical world of cinema mixed with the hilarious world of improvisation. Using the Xbox LIVE Vision camera, players’ actions are captured and placed into short, riotous films that highlight the unique and often dubious acting talents of friends and family.”

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/y/yitm/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Youre-Movies-Xbox-Vision-Camera/dp/B001GTFFMW/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=ILB1L1NKR2V4I&colid=2M2468ZYIVALY


“Sonic And The Black Knight” (Wii)12+

UK Release Date March 13, 2009

http://www.sega.com/sonicblackknight/us/index.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sega-Sonic-Black-Knight-Wii/dp/B001DIXDUM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1236693400&sr=1-1


“More than half of parents view video games as a ‘great social experience’, says survey”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/microsoft/4942975/More-than-half-of-parents-view-video-games-as-a-great-social-experience-says-survey.html

 

TECH

Paris Action Sports

“Sporty Joint Implants Could Go the Distance”

Today’s implants last around 15 years at best. And with human life expectancy so high, it is not unusual for people to need expensive and stressful repeat operations.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16736-sporty-designs-to-help-joint-implants-go-the-distance.html

LIFE

Hair Blindness

“Hair Blindness Likely to Exist in Humans”

Men have another excuse for failing to notice their wife or girlfriend’s new haircut.

New research hints that human brains process hairstyles distinctly from other facial features. And just as a small proportion of people have trouble recognising faces yet otherwise see normally, others probably experience hair blindness.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16720-hair-blindness-likely-to-exist-in-humans.html


Take Care,

Julie

Galway Bay



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