The Battle to Reduce Business Interests’ Grip on EU Legislation – Yiorgos Vassalos

European Commission needs to radically reduce corporate lobbyists in its advisory groups – according to Yiorgos Vassalos, of the Corporate Europe Observatory. Law-making in the European Union is under scrutiny and the findings do not look good for democracy. Big business lobbyists have found their way into the heart of the EU legislative process, helping … Read more The Battle to Reduce Business Interests’ Grip on EU Legislation – Yiorgos Vassalos

Adam Sandler Hits UK Cinemas with “That’s My Boy”

One of Hollywood’s most prolific stars, Adam Sandler has released his 35th film as an actor and his 40th title as a producer. “That’s My Boy” tells the tale of Donny (Sandler), a teen parent who raised Todd (Andy Samberg) until his son’s 18th birthday. When Donny hears that Todd is getting married, he decides … Read more Adam Sandler Hits UK Cinemas with “That’s My Boy”

Football: Neymar Strike That Won 2011 FIFA Pushkas Award

The above video shows the incredible strike by 19 year old Brazilian footballer, Neymar, which won him the 2011 FIFA Pushkas Award for Greatest Goal of 2011. According to the FIFA judges, Neymar’s strike – during which he beats two players, before playing a one-two pass, then beats another handful of defenders prior to scoring … Read more Football: Neymar Strike That Won 2011 FIFA Pushkas Award

FA Cup 2011/2012 Result: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds Utd – Thierry Henry Returns to Steal Show for Arsenal

Arsenal 1-0 Leeds Utd (0-0) Henry 78 In a week of Premier League clubs welcoming home their aging heroes, Thierry Henry, as so often in his footballing career, has shown himself to be the best in yet another aspect of football: this time, Henry proved himself to be the best at returning to a former … Read more FA Cup 2011/2012 Result: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds Utd – Thierry Henry Returns to Steal Show for Arsenal

Arthur Christmas Out in UK Cinemas 11th November 2011

Arthur Christmas will be released in cinemas worldwide just in time for the American holiday season and Christmas time. The animated movie from Sony Pictures Animation shows how Santa employs an ultra high-tech mission to deliver presents in time for Christmas morning. Thousands of elves, computer screens, levers and buttons go into the present delivering … Read more Arthur Christmas Out in UK Cinemas 11th November 2011

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Set To Be A Blockbuster

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is set to be a blockbusting hit of a movie when it is released in March 2012. A cross between Slumdog Millionaire and Love Actually, the film features the biggest names in British cinema including two members of the cast of Downton Abbey. The film follows a group of British … Read more “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Set To Be A Blockbuster

Premium Rush – Film Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Out in Cinemas in February 2012

Premium Rush follows the fortunes of New York’s daredevil bicycle couriers who weave through traffic and parkland to deliver important packages and confidential documents from one side of the financial powerhouse to the other – often within minutes. Wilee (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is the top dog in this world. He slides, jumps and pedals … Read more Premium Rush – Film Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Out in Cinemas in February 2012

Movies: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – Set For November 2011 Release

The highly anticipated next instalment of the Twilight series of movies is set for a November 2011 release around the world. The latest movie, entitled The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is scheduled to be released generally on 16th – 18th November 2011. Bella and Edward get married in what must count as … Read more Movies: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – Set For November 2011 Release

“Moneyball” Starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill – Out 23rd September 2011

Billy Beane, the manager of Oakland A’s, once put together a baseball team on a shoestring budget using a controversial computer algorithm to pick the very best players. The true story was picked up by Sony Pictures and given a stellar casting. It now promises to be a hit with US audiences when it hits … Read more “Moneyball” Starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill – Out 23rd September 2011

The Global Herald Interview Series: Ramesh Chennithala – President of Kerala PCC

Ramesh Chennithala is the President of the Kerala state chapter of the Indian National Congress. The Indian National Congress (INC) is one of the two main parties in Indian national politics. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the INC won the majority of seats and formed a coalition government named the United Progressive Alliance. At … Read more The Global Herald Interview Series: Ramesh Chennithala – President of Kerala PCC

NASA Publishes Video of Hurricane Irene from Space

NASA has published a video shot from the International Space Station of the huge storm, Hurricane Irene, as it approaches New York. Hurricane Irene will become the first hurricane in three years to make landfall in the United States and is currently a category two storm on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. The crew watching … Read more NASA Publishes Video of Hurricane Irene from Space

“Hugo” Starring Jude Law and Sacha Baron Cohen Set for UK Release in December 2011

A star studded cast will hit the big screen in December as part of the new blockbuster from the production houses of Johnny Depp and Graham King (The Departed). The big guns are out for Christmas viewing with Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen (a.k.a. Borat / Ali G), Ray Winston and Christopher Lee all packing … Read more “Hugo” Starring Jude Law and Sacha Baron Cohen Set for UK Release in December 2011

“George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview” on National Geographic Channel

National Geographic Channel will air a special 2 hour interview with George W. Bush as part of the their 9/11 Week coverage. September 2011 will mark a decade since the attacks in New York which killed thousands of people and sparked two wars. In a detailed retelling of the events of 11th September 2001 from the … Read more “George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview” on National Geographic Channel

“30 Minutes or Less” – Comedy Out 7th October 2011

30 Minutes or Less is the latest comedy offering from Sony Pictures. The film stars Jessie Eisenberg of The Social Network fame as a small town pizza delivery guy, Nick, who is kidnapped and forced to rob a bank. Unsure of how to complete the task, Nick enlists the help of his best friend Chet, … Read more “30 Minutes or Less” – Comedy Out 7th October 2011

Ayurvastra – Handmade Indian Clothing Dyed with Medicinal Herbs

In a video produced exclusively for The Global Herald, K.S. Ashik explores the techniques being used by the Handloom Weavers Development Society to create handmade clothing dyed with medicinal herbs. The weavers are based in Balaramapuramin in Kerala State – the Southernmost Indian region. Its proponents claim a wide range of healing benefits sources from … Read more Ayurvastra – Handmade Indian Clothing Dyed with Medicinal Herbs