Wolves are the largest members of the dog family and are notoriously recognised for their pack mentality, social hierarchy and ruthlessness. Grey wolf ancestors were group of generalised carnivores named creodonts that first emerged over 100 million years ago. These historic killers have been causing havoc amongst humans for centuries. Continue reading Wolves in World War 1
– Your computer asks the server of the website you want to visit, for a copy of that webpage.
– The computer sticks this request in a packet, which is a virtual envelope, including the IP address of the web page.
– The computer sends this packet out the house and into the street via underground copper wires.
Musicians make a large proportion of their money through live shows and appearances. One of the problems I have with hip hop is that on too many occasions these shows end up in violence, often with dead or wounded fans. Hip hop and violence have a symbiotic relationship which isn’t as apparent in other cultures of music, so when this spills from just being a dark expressive art form into actual bullets piercing the skulls of teenagers we need to ask ourselves if this a case of life imitating art or vice versa. Either way, the end result is tragedy and dispersed despair.
Leadbelly was the name Huddie Ledbetter received in prison after he was found guilty of murder in 1917. Texas governor Pat Neff pardoned Huddie only a few years into the twenty year sentence after he sang a song for him. Five years later Lead Belly was involved in a stabbing incident which led to ‘assault with murder’ charges and subsequently another prison sentence. Built like a bull Continue reading Leadbelly
An amazing book which was turned into a film starring Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans and the stunning Jennifer Connelly. The book was written by Hubert Selby Jr and at the core focuses on a four main characters. A young addicted couple who have immersed themselves with class A drug sub-culture, bring their friend along for the ride of a lifetime. Continue reading Requiem for a Dream
Hearn using the jab like a virus, keeping Hagler away.
Fancy footwork and hearts of steel.
The best first round in boxing ever!
Being funny is an art only a few can master, and we start to recognise this as from an early age. As you grow up and start to experience people and the environment the mind starts to absorb the complexities that fester in the background of life. Our capacity for good humour expands and we expect those who make us laugh to possess poignant perspectives and to surgically execute. Continue reading Bill Hicks, the genius comedian
Timothy Zachery Mosley aka Timbaland has blessed our ears with some of the most authentic and creative hip hop beats ever. There is stiff competition from Dr Dre, Pharell & Swizz Beats as they have all impacted the 90’s and 00s in emphatic style. Timbaland first worked with artists such as Jodeci, Ginuwine, Missy Elliot and Aaliyah, where his beats seemed futuristic and ahead of his time. He blended R&B and Hip Hop in such a seamless way, it became internationally acceptable and he quickly shot success working with some of the best and most popular artists of our generation. These days we have a mixed bag oh hip hop producers, and a lot of the genre sounds the same. The innovation in his music is blatant and the results are astounding. Timbaland will forever be one of the greatest producers of his time.
Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. They finance develop, build and maintain vital infrastructure that we all depend on in the UK and other parts of the world. Shares in Balfour plunged 52.35p to 172.55p in September 2014 due to programme slippage, resource and skills shortages, poor operational delivery and cost inflation pressures. As soon as the 3rd quarter profits in 2014 were announced the shares plummeted massively.
Erik Moore is a recovering investment banker who is now the managing partner & founder of Base Ventures. Moore has invested in nearly 25 startups, including Tracksby, Ecomom and Socialcam. He was one of the first investors to finance Zappos, a shoes and apparel company sold to Amazon for $12 billion. Continue reading Erik Moore, a successful startup investor