Archive for March, 2010

22/03/10

We’re now into the fourth week of the trimester; the assignments are probably piling up, and you may be running low on new dinner ideas. With this in mind I’m going to share three very easy dinner recipes, each one extremely flexible to your own likes and dislikes. For the most part I’m not going [...]

22/03/10

A man and woman were jailed in Dubai for engaging in a kiss that would be considered chaste on Courtney Place. The British resident of Dubai and his British female friend face up to a month imprisonment after an Emirati mother complained that her child had witnessed their public indecency. Ayman Najafi and his female [...]

22/03/10

While not quite so prominent as it is across the ditch, the question of whether or not New Zealand should retain a constitutional monarchy or become a republic is a key issue in New Zealand’s future. Salient feature writer Matthew Cunningham interviews Noel Cox, Chairperson for Monarchy New Zealand and Lewis Holden, Chair of the [...]

22/03/10

Man fined after using his penis as a weapon Lightsabers on short supply A man who used his penis to assault a policewoman was slapped with a fine of £600 (NZ$1300) last week in the Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Police were called to a disturbance at the flat of Marium Varinauskas last November where it was [...]

22/03/10

The Phoenix’s golden run to the finals came to an abrupt end in the preliminary final less than two weeks ago. The defeat at the hands of Sydney will, however, be a talking point for many more to come. Despite being definite underdogs against the minor premiers, Wellington fans would have been confident of a [...]

22/03/10

I know what you’re all thinking, “these all sound so fun, as I love hearing about the nuances of the electoral system and really want to have YET ANOTHER debate about it”. Your sarcastic tone isn’t going to you get a real job, and besides, this seemingly pointless tinkering with political minutia can, and will, [...]

22/03/10

Leprechaun shot dead on St Patrick’s Day Not so lucky after all An armed holdup at the First State Bank in Nashville, Tennessee ended with police shooting and killing two bank robbers, one of whom was dressed as a Leprechaun. Witnesses say the man—who wore a fake beard, green top hat, vest and shorts, and [...]

22/03/10

Is the use of urgency undermining New Zealand’s democratic ideals? It is a relatively lengthy process for a bill to become law. Once a piece of proposed legislation is dreamed up and drafted, it must pass through a number of stages before it becomes part of New Zealand’s law. There are a number of reasons [...]

22/03/10

Tony Schirato, an Associate Professor in the School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria, talks to Salient Editor Sarah Robson about his upcoming lecture entitled ‘Foucault, Ethics and Fearless Speech’. What are you going to be talking about at the lecture on Tuesday? It’s tied up with two books I’m doing. One [...]