Emma Watson makes UN speech for gender equality

Emma Watson Tells Men It’s Time To Fight For Gender Equality – YouTube.

Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered an emotional and powerful speech at the United Nations headquarters on Saturday to help launch the HeForShe gender equality campaign.

Here are some extracts from her speech asking for equal rights for men and women:

We want to end gender inequality and to do this, we need everyone involved. This is the first campaign of its kind at the UN. We want to try to galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change”

the more I’ve spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.”

for the record, feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.”

I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.”

But sadly, I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these rights. No country in the world can yet say that they have achieved gender equality. These rights, I consider to be human rights”

Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too. Because to date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued les by society despite my needing his presence, as a child, as much as my mother’s.”

We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. “

We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom.”

If you believe in equality, you might be one of those inadvertent feminists that I spoke of earlier and for this, I applaud you.”

I am inviting you to step forward to be seen and to ask yourself, ‘If not me, who? If not now, when?'”

Scotland votes NO to independence

Scotland NO

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters said no to independence.

The Yes camp has had some victories, including in Glasgow and Dundee, but not enough to secure victory overall.

Talks will now begin on giving more powers to Scotland.

Pro-UK Alistair Darling says Scotland has “chosen unity over division”

After weeks of campaigning across the country, Scottish voters made their decision yesterday by answering yes or no to the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

It was the first time people aged 16 and 17 were allowed to vote in a UK referendum.

85% of people registered turned up to vote – a record high for an election or referendum.

The final margin of victory for the pro-UK Better Together campaign was 55% to 45%.

Scotland has been part of the UK for more than 300 years, so the vote was a huge moment for the country.

MPs from the three main political parties in Westminster say – even with a NO vote the result will mean big changes across the UK.

The leader of the ‘Yes’ campaign, Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, has accepted defeat and called on Westminster to deliver on their promise of more powers for the Scottish Parliament.

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, says he’s congratulated Alistair Darling, who is the leader of pro-UK Better Together campaign.

from CBBC Newsround

Goldfish gets brain surgery to remove a tumour

▶ Fish and Snips: Australian Goldfish Surgery Goes “Swimmingly Well” – YouTube.

A vet has performed intricate surgery on a dying goldfish in Australia which was suffering from a life-threatening head tumour.

The 10-year-old goldfish, named George, was admitted to an animal hospital in Melbourne by its owners, who were “quite attached” to the fish.

Dr Tristan Rich, the vet, said the 45-minute operation on the 80-gram fish had been “quite fiddly”. He had offered the owners the option of attempting to remove the tumour or putting George to sleep; they chose the former.

“The fish was having trouble eating, getting around and he was getting bullied by other fish,” said Dr Rich.

“It was quite a large tumour – we had to scrape it off his skull. When it was all done we woke him up in a clean bucket of water … he came through it swimmingly.”

More on: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Hello Kittie plane!

EVA Air’s Hello Kitty Jets – from Taïwan to Singapore.

1. Hello Kitty Check-Ins


The Hello Kitty theme runs through your entire flight experience, starting with your check in. So get your cameras ready from the beginning! If you’re flying back from Taoyuan Airport (Taipei) Terminal 2, you can do a self check-in at the Hello Kitty kiosks.

2. Hello Kitty Boarding Passes!


Following which you will get a Hello Kitty boarding pass.

3. Hello Kitty Boarding Gate!

This is the Hello Kitty boarding gate, which will definitely have you going “awwww” before being compelled by your inner fangirl to purchase some souvenirs.

4. Hello Kitty Cabin Crew!


The cabin crew completes the themed experience with a baby pink Hello Kitty apron that will make you swoon.

5. Hello Kitty Toilets!

b2ap3_thumbnail_watermarkkitty-5-Copy.jpgEVA Air and Sanrio meant it when they said ‘full service Hello Kitty jets’ because you’ll have Kitty and friends even during your toilet breaks.

6. Hello Kitty In-Flight Food!


This kittified tray feels like an endless maze with its multiple courses and totally Instagram-worthy appearance.


You even get Hello Kittie pillows to sleep on!

More details: https://sg.news.yahoo.com