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Plan International UK charity reveals child sex abuse cases

A children’s aid charity has confirmed six cases of sexual abuse and child exploitation by staff or associates. Plan International UK said five of the cases, which took place between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017, were reported to authorities in the countries involved. On Friday it pledged – alongside 21 other organisations – to do more to protect those they were set up to help. Plan International UK said it was “truly sorry”, adding that the cases had not involved British staff. The child rights organisation provides aid…

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Focus: Depositphotos Reveals Top 10 Trends That Will Shape Visual Communication In 2018

Depositphotos released its Visual Trends Forecast for 2018. The global photography marketplace analyzed search data within its library of more than 70 million files, monitored major brands’ communications worldwide, and collaborated with its top photographers, identifying the major trends that will shape visual communication in 2018. The ubiquity of smartphones with powerful cameras, live streaming, and other technology advancements are paving the road towards a new aesthetic that is more open, honest and relatable. Through the next year, we will see further growth of the following trends: • Impact photography…

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New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings

Researchers in the US have used a new scanning technique to discover a painting underneath one of Pablo Picasso’s great works of art, the Crouching Woman (La Misereuse Accroupie). Underneath the oil painting is a landscape of Barcelona which, it turns out, Picasso used as the basis of his masterpiece. The new x-ray fluorescence system is cheaper than alternative art scanning systems – and it is portable, making it available to any gallery that wants it. Details were revealed at the American Association for the Advancement for Science in Austin,…

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George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr on talkSPORT: Tony Bellew reveals who he is backing to win fight

Friday, February 16, 2018 George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr will meet in the ring on Saturday night in a huge domestic fight, which you can listen to live on talkSPORT. The Sports Breakfast show spoke to Tony Bellew ahead of the super-middleweight showdown and he revealed who he is backing to win. The former cruiserweight world champion, who will be part of talkSPORT’s ringside team, said: “Both guys look fantastic. Physically they both look very good. “I just side with George Groves. I think it is his fight to lose. “He is the guy…

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talkSPORT exclusive: Ryan Mason has ‘no regrets’ following retirement and reveals ambitions for coaching role at Tottenham

Listen to talkSPORT’s exclusive interview with Ryan Mason IN FULL above… Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Ryan Mason has told talkSPORT his is keen to begin a coaching career at former club Tottenham after hanging up his boots at the age of 26, saying – ‘Spurs is in my DNA’. Mason announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, having been forced to give up the game after suffering a life-threatening head injury 13 months ago. The midfielder, who came through Tottenham’s academy and joined Hull City in 2016, was hospitalised for…

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George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr on talkSPORT: Ricky Hatton reveals who he favours to win all-British showdown

Ricky Hatton has been converted into a Chris Eubank Jr fan, but still believes George Groves will win their super-middleweight showdown. The British duo will clash on February 17 in the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series – a huge fight you can listen to live on talkSPORT.   Groves v Eubank Jr stream: When is the fight, what time does it start and where is it taking place? IBO champion Eubank Jr has just one loss on his record, while WBA belt holder Groves has lost three times but boasts far…

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Kylie Jenner reveals name of her baby

Kylie Jenner has announced the name of her newborn daughter – Stormi. The reality star took to Instagram to share the news with her 103 million followers. The 20-year-old kept her pregnancy “hidden” but on Monday returned with a 12-minute video and announced she’d given birth on 1 February. Kylie’s picture has been liked over 11 million times in just a few hours – making it one of Instagram’s most popular posts ever. It shows an out of focus Stormi holding Kylie’s finger and has surpassed the number of likes…

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