Breaking News- The 3,000 year old Statue Of Ramses II was found in Cairo.
Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a statue submerged in groundwater in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The statue will go into the grand Egyptian museum in 2018 so the public can witness this colossus statue.
The poem, Ozymandias, is inspired by the Statue of Ramses II and the story behind it.
The meaning or themes of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem Ozymandias are fairly straightforward and are also highly traditional. Basically, the poem reminds powerful people that their power is only temporary. However much powerful people may wish to think that their power is immortal, they are only deceiving themselves. Earthly power is mutable, and indeed all human beings (Shelley may imply) need to remember this lesson.
Here is the poem.
I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
The former South Korean President – Park Geun-hye – was removed from office, because of her role in the recent corruption scandal.
At a time where tensions are so high, what will happen? A new president must be elected in sixty days, as Ms Park has been facing impeachment over the scandal. However what will this mean for the people? Whilst China and North Korea, the public must choose a new president.
Park has been accused of; bribery, extortion and abuse of power. Although she denies any wrong doing, we will see what happens. In speeches, she said that she was open for questioning, but has refused any opportunities.
Park Geun-hye has strangely been accused of cult activities. These allegations popped up after she reconnected with an old friend. This friend had set up the cult ‘The Church of Eternal Life’. Choi Tae-min (the leader) told Ms Park that he had been visited by the soul of her late mother, whom had been assassinated by North Korea. Choi’s daughter is said to have manipulated Park to force companies to donate billions to her non-profit organisations. One of the judges on panel said she “seriously impaired the spirit of… democracy and the rule of law.”
A seventeen year old boy has been arrested in Grasse, France, after shootings in Tocqueville High School.
At Tocqueville High School, a teenager was found at school heavily armed after the couple of shootings took place. There was an estimate of 3 people injured after an original estimate of 8.
There is another theory that another student was involved in the shooting but there is no proof as of now and it has been thought that the second shooter is on the run.
Policemen report that it was thought that a specific classmate was the intended victim, however, the shooter did not get his chance. Two other classmates were injured, as well as the headteacher as he tried to interrupt the shootings.
Students who were there at the scene reported that immediately after they heard the bang of a gun, they hid under the table. Some shops opposite the school claimed that three school girls took shelter in their stores. Another claim was that as a teenager girl went to close the windows, a boy looked into her eyes, shot a bullet into the air, and ran away.
Officials say that other schools across the town remain on lockdown as police continue their investigation.
France still remains alert and under a state of emergency after a continuous list of attacks in the past 18 months.
Article 50 is the article that will mean the UK leaves the EU. It is a one page agreement for all EU member states.
Over the next couple of years, Theresa May and the government will negotiate with several world leaders about Britain and it’s exit with the European Union (Brexit). They will have to come up with many trade agreements and new laws that will be put in place instead of our current EU laws. EU law makes up 13% of our current laws and plays a part in 62%. The UK is scheduled to leave the EU in April 2018 which could change the way we travel, work and trade.
Here is an explanation of the article that decides the requirement to leave the EU.
The first point in the article expresses that any member state of the European Union which decides to withdraw does so with it’s own constitutional requirements and that secondly any members state that wishes to leave shall notify the European Council of its intention.
Thirdly, the treaty will cease to apply to the state in question 2 years after the notification to leave the European Union is sent.
Finally, a majority vote must be defined in accordance with the Article 238 which states “The qualified majority shall be defined as at least 72% of the members of the Council, representing Member States comprising at least 65% of the population of the Union.”
Once Article 50 is put in place it can not be stopped, extended unless by unanimous consent and any deal must be decided by a majority vote. The UK will not take part in any internal EU discussions in the period after the article has been invoked.
The Conservative party predicts this article will be triggered by Theresa May before the end of March 2017.
Here we have an interview with a few members from the general public about what they think about Brexit and Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
by Ben and Jack – Correspondents for the General News section
‘Could vegetables grow on Mars?’ Is the question many scientists are asking themselves. Researchers in the Netherlands have successfully grown tomatoes, peas, radishes and other vegetables, in another soil (supplied by NASA) thought to be very similar to Martian soil. No-one ate the vegetables because substances in it may be poisonous.
The next story is about Professor Stephen Hawking and his views about the EU Referendum. Genius, Professor Stephen Hawking, has warned Brexit would be ‘a disaster for UK science’. If you want more about this story read this article:
Jimmy Saville abused victims at BBC Studios and several other locations due to an ‘admiring culture’ at the BBC, an escaped report has claimed.
A draft report from the Dame Janet Smith’s leaked report into the BBC and the sexual abuse carried by the shamed Jimmy Saville, reveals ‘there were at least 61 sexual assaults at the BBC’s studios with victims as young as nine.’
The early report by the news website Exaro says: “Saville carried out four rapes – two of girls under 16 – and one attempted rape during his time at the BBC.
Abuse was also carried out in corridors, kitchens, canteens and dressing rooms. Incidents occurred at BBC Television Theatre, Broadcasting House, Television Centre, Lime Grove studios and other studios around the UK, including in Manchester and Glasgow.
Rapes and indecent assaults on girls and boys occurred in “virtually every one of the BBC premises at which he worked”. He carried out abuse on the sets of Top Of The Pops and Jim’ll Fix It, at least once on camera.”
Tony Hall, BBC Director General said: “Firstly, my thoughts and all our thoughts are with the victims of Jimmy Saville and their families.
“What happened was a dark chapter in the history of the BBC.”
“Dame Janet Smith’s report will be invaluable in helping us understand what happened and to help ensure that we do everything possible to avoid it happening again.
“The review has said that the copy leaked to the media is an early draft which has changed considerably, so while I am impatient to learn those lessons the responsible thing must be to act on the final report which we have not received.
“The review expects the report to be published within six weeks and we hope it will be published as swiftly as possible.”
By Benjamin, correspondent for the Science and Technology Section