The new £1 coin.

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Here is an image of the new £1 coin.

All of us in the UK know about the new £5 note that was issued in late 2016. This was exciting for us and we all know we can still use our old £5 notes until a certain dead line in 2017.

However, word has broken out that a new £1 coin is to be released in March 2017, and is in final preparations before its release in March.

Millions of the new £1 coins are being made each day and will be put into circulation.

Like the old £5 note, the old £1 coin will be slowly removed from circulation and will be replaced by the new 12 sided £1 coin.
From March 28, the new currency will be put into public domain but it might take a while before most people get one as people will collect the first versions.

The new coins will be used alongside the old coins just like the £5 notes, until October 15th (the deadline) when all new coins will override the old coins and notes.

Within the system, currently 1 in 30 (1:30) coins is forged causing the new production of the new coins and notes. The government recommends returning all old currency before the legal deadline.
The returned old £1 coins will be melted down to produce the new version of it.
The new coin has a gold coloured outer ring and a silver inner ring.It is based on the design of the old 12 sided three penny bit which went out of circulation in 1971. There are also some rumours leaked about new £2 coin and new £10-20 notes.

by Adam and Harry (main contributors) Correspondents of the St Ambrose BBC School Report.

Edrogan’s threats spark tension between Turkey and the Netherlands.

Protests broke out in Rotterdam after the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reacted angrily to the Dutch government comparing them to Nazi’s saying,” “Nazism is still widespread in the West,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected the comments as they were unacceptable and offered the Dutch her solidarity and full support.

On Monday, the Dutch foreign ministry issued a travel warning, coaxing its citizens of Turkey to be careful noting the diplomatic constrictions. The warning encouraged people to “avoid gatherings and crowded places”, came as Turkey’s foreign ministry lodged a formal protest with the Dutch envoy. The debate rolled over into the campaign for Wednesday’s general election in the Netherlands, with prime minster Mark Rutte defending in a live televised debate, his verdict to stop Turkish ministers addressing Dutch Turks.

His challenger, Geert Wilders of the far-right, anti-Islam Freedom Party, announced the actual problem was that Turks waving Turkish flags on a Dutch street had shown where their devotion lay. “It is essential to avoid further escalation and find ways to calm down the situation,” said a joint statement by foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn.

The Turkish politician Mevlut Canusoglu who has been minister of Foreign affairs since 24th November 2015 was due to address Turkish expatriates in Rotterdam to win reinforcement for an April 16th referendum vote on the Turkish Constitution. Over ruled by Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s, also known as AKP, these sweeping constitutional changes would allocate new powers to Turkey’s President and alter the way the country is governed.

Turkish politicians have sought to address rallies in European cities and towns that have a broad populations of Turkish expatriates, around 1.5 million Turkish nationals living in Germany are qualified to vote in the referendum, according to Turkish news agency Anadolu, but authorities in a proportionate amount of other countries have blocked their plans.

In the latest curve of the tensions, Cavusoglu angered the Dutch by threatening “severe sanctions if he was denied from travelling to the Rotterdam rally”. He also announced “If the Netherlands cancels my flight, we will impose severe sanctions on them that will affect it economically and politically,” the foreign minister said in remarks in a televised interview. He also stated, “If tension will increase between both countries because of my visit, then let it develop.” In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said: “Many Dutch people with Turkish heritage are voting in the referendum on the Turkish constitution.”

The Dutch will vote on Wednesday in national elections in a campaign that has focused strongly on the affair of immigration from Muslim countries. Fair-right politician Geert Wilders praised the verdict to bar the Turkish minister from speaking in Rotterdam, taking credit due to the influence of his party, the party of freedom or PVV.

The decision by the Dutch was driven by interest that Wilders might win next week’s election, according to Enes Bayrakli (assistant professor of political science at the Turkish-German University in Istanbul). He announced “I think it is a quite a serious diplomatic scandal because Turkey and Holland are allies in NATO and the EU. They have very good relations, and I think the Dutch government took this decision in order to give a message to Geert Wilders in the election. It’s a right-wing populist message. The government is quite concerned it will lose to Geert Wilders, but I think this is a wrong step.” He also stated that “This shows how ridiculous the action of the Dutch government is, in the EU there are no borders between countries. You cannot prevent people traveling from one country to another.” Later on he tweeted that the Turkish “do not have any business in the Netherlands”.

Luke, Joe and Lee.

Why do people always assume the Asian is the nanny?

The recent viral video of professor Robert Kelly being interrupted by his two small children.

He managed to keep his cool as one and then two small children came charging into the room. The video has been viewed millions of times and many people happy but there has been some controversy over prof Roberts wife Ms Kim as a majority of people on social media including some media outlets.

They assumed that Ms Kim an Asian women was the nanny this had people this had people furious as it was later revealed Ms Kim was his wife just trying to control his kids. Twitter exploded with people calling people racist for assuming she was the nanny. Many hashtags were used including #stopbeingracist.

Another person wrote:

“LOVED that BBC video. But do NOT assume an Asian woman with a white man is the nanny. Such subtle racism.”

Not everybody thinks this is fair. As the look of panic of Ms Kim face may see that she is worried for her job. Others said that she acted in a way any mother would and ushered out her children in a hurriedly way as she did not want her husband to be disturbed. The professor was speaking about North and South Korea when his children barged in this has also added to people’s assumptions. Robert Kelly said it was his mistake and it had made him and his family YouTube stars.

At the the start, he was worried and embarrassed about it put later took it on the chin and made a joke out of it. He is just hoping people still read his work after the incident. He has been known as a BBC dad for a while now and expressed his love for his children. He also quashed all rumours of him not wearing pants.

When was asked if they fought over the incident he said no, nor did he punish his children for it. He was just mortified that maybe he won’t get called to speak on any TV networks again.
His children are 9 month old James and their 4 year old daughter. The video reached 86 million views as of Wednesday and it is still gaining. He said that is is grateful for his well wishes as they are just a regular family and that their young children can be a lot if work.

What sort of assumptions do people have about Asian women?

There has been great prejudice over mixed race couples as nobody assumes that someone from one race is going out with another this can be seen as subtle racism to most even if it’s not meant in that way. Jonathan Smith and his partner Tiffany Wong said they had experienced a lot of discrimination from complete strangers when they started dating as everyone just assumed that people date people from the same ethnic group.

Another Chinese student said that everyone assumed that she was studying to become a doctor or nurse. She said it affected her the way people acted around her.

By Matthew

EA Sports Player Of The Month – Harry Kane

Following on from a great scoring month for Tottenham’s number 10, with 4 goals and 1 assist, EA SPORTS granted Harry Kane with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award for February. Kane spoke about the title race, breaking Alan Shearer’s goal scoring record and The handshake with Dele Alli we’ve all been wondering about.

When asked how how he felt about being given such a prestigious award he said “It’s a great honour. To get the recognition from the ex-players who are involved in the voting is amazing. It was a great month for myself but also the team; it’s a real honour to receive this award.”

He was asked:

“You were instrumental in the 4-0 win against Stoke City, what’s your abiding memory of the match and can you talk us through the goals?”

He replied by saying:

“It was obviously a great match for us, to win 4-0 shows how well we have been playing as a team at the moment. With the first goal, the ball just dropped to me inside the box and I thought I would just try and get a quick shot off and it happened to sneak through one of their player’s legs and find the corner.”

The second goal was probably one of my better goals of the season, Eriksen whipped in a corner to the edge of the box and I managed to catch it sweetly with my left foot on the volley, that was a nice feeling. And then the third one was a bit luckier, it was a long-range free kick, which got a nice deflection and went in and then of course I finished it off with an assist for Dele. It was an amazing game for both the team and myself.

The press questioned:

“What do you think the key is to your good run of form at the minute? Is there anything specific in which you’re doing?”

He replied by saying:

“My diet has actually changed slightly since January, I have got a new chef who I have been working with around my nutrition and helping me become a little bit leaner and quicker, which seems to be working. Your teammates always help as well though, when you’ve got Eriksen and Dele behind you and the guys behind them backing you up, they’re the ones creating all the chances for me so I’m just trying my hardest to put them in the back of the net. I can’t thank my teammates enough for that.”

The final question Kane was asked was “The celebration you and Dele Allit did together against Everton… where did that come from and whose idea was it?” This highly anticipated question was answered like this: “We were just at training a few weeks back and Dele mentioned that we should have a handshake, as we all make sure we shake hands with every teammate each morning.

He said that he has a similar sort of thing with some of the other guys so he said we should make one and if one of us scores weshould celebrate with it. So we made the handshake and when I scored the other day we did it and the camera caught it perfectly. It’s a bit of fun; obviously we’re at the training ground, working hard together every day so it’s just a bit of a laugh and with the more goals we score the more we’ll do it.”

Kane also beat five other contenders: Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and David Silva, West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley, Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic and Romelu Lukaku, Everton’s forward.

Clash of the Politics!

Ann Coulter and Piers Morgan have a fierce debate 

This morning on iTV, Piers Morgan had a harsh argument with Ann Coulter about the 3-4 million Muslims being forced out of America. Ann Coulter suggests that America’s welfare is just for Americans and the mentally ill and thieves shouldn’t be allowed in the U.S.

“Why do we need them?” Ann conservatively said.

Ann Coulter said this with a sharp tone and a very discriminative meaning. She was basically saying that America doesn’t need immigrants to come and work; she thinks America isn’t poor and has enough people working for the citizens. She agrees with Trump’s actions and believes that all Muslims should be made to leave. Ann agrees with Trump and decides to back him up.

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 Ann carries on with her outrageous speech and decides to carry on with her racist and discriminative argument.

 “Even before they started shooting, what are the point of Sayeed Farouk’s parents? His father was a truck driver.  Americans can drive trucks,” Ann stated.

“Maybe it would be slightly more helpful to deport you Ann Coulter,” said Piers with determination.

“Is that your argument?” Ann stated astonished. “No, that’s a good-bye,” said Piers with relief.

Apparently, Ann and Morgan have had other, “Clashes,” before, so this is no surprise. They had this argument because they both have very different views on this subject Ann is going along with Trump and Piers disagrees. Who is right? What do you think?