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How to plan a destination stag do  beer
Going abroad for your friend’s stag do is a great idea because it fulfills the dual excitement of travelling and celebrating. Destination stag dos are a popular trend these days and all stag gangs are going to exotic locations to organise a memorable stag do for their groom-to-be friend. Travelling abroad for a stag do...
4 Challenges that a CASB can help your business to overcome office
Operating your business online and on the cloud can present just as many, if not more challenges, than if you were to operate your business out of a storefront and if you were to have a physical presence on the high street. If your business is struggling to implement the security measures that it needs...
How online casinos attract their customers Poker
Las Vegas may be widely regarded as the epicentre of global gambling by the layman, but to experts, the United Kingdom is gambling’s true epicentre. This country leads the way when it comes to gambling revenues, raking in £15 billion from the sector each year. What makes the UK’s gambling industry most impressive though is...
Tomb Raider: A record breaking franchise for video games, mobile games, and the big screen lara
The countdown is on to the release of the fourth film in the Tomb Raider franchise, 'Tomb Raider II'. Scheduled for release in March 2021, bombshell Alicia Vikander will reprise the iconic role of Lara Croft and Ben Wheatley is on board to direct. As details of the plot are being kept under wraps, let's take...
Business promotional events: Why not choose branded customized sweets this year? sweets
In the present time, sweets and confectionaries can also be customized. You can select branded sweets as your next promotional gift item. These edibles can be customized to any heights as they can be branded with your company logo on it. So if you are planning to use these items are your promotional product, then...
Is it the end of traditional education? computer
Coronavirus outbreak turned the world upside down. It affected all sectors of the economy and all spheres of human life, including education. The significant part of governments decided to close all educational institutions because it is social gathering places. Only a few countries took a decision to go through this pandemic without this measure. Instead...
Current Fate of Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Certification and Its 200-125 Exam coding
The Cisco 200-125 exam is an accelerated path to the popular credential, CCNA Routing and Switching. It’s aimed at the professionals with advanced networking background who have already earned a Cisco certification. This means that those candidates who do not meet the prerequisites for taking the 200-125 CCNAtest will be required to pursue the two-exam...
Three of the most anticipated US stakes races of 2020 Horse race
Horse racing remains one of the most popular sports in North America and regular meets take place on a daily basis. Whilst there tends to be little clamour for a Tuesday night card at Will Rogers Downs, punters are often left enthralled by some of the more valuable contests which are dotted throughout the season. With several tracks...
Why wood flooring Is worth the money wooden floor
When it comes to choosing the right type of floor for your home you may get confused. Whether to choose solid wood flooring or try laminates? Among the different options, available hardwood is the most popular choice for flooring, but they are costly. The question is it worth investing in wood flooring for your home or trying...
11 signs it’s time to change your dog’s diet dog
There’s certainly no shortage of options on the market when it comes to what to feed your dog, so how do you know that you are feeding him the right food? Generally, there are certain signs to look out for which tend to indicate that your dog could require a change of diet. Weight gain...
How beneficial is an MBA in the UK job market? MBA
Much has been made of the current skills shortage in the UK. Certainly, Brexit hasn’t helped allay fears in this regard. Nevertheless, all is not lost for enterprising people who wish to move their career to the next level who won’t be held back by short-term bad news in the press. One of the better...
What are the best hair loss treatments for men? hair loss
If you are one of the millions of men who suffer from hair loss, you might be on the lookout for an effective way to deal with this slow-creeping dilemma. Luckily there are actually a few effective treatments to consider, so here is a quick look at the best of the bunch available at the...
Can I still get an ESTA if I ever used drugs? departures
Drugs. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, with different effects. Likewise, the law has different punishments in place depending on which drugs you use. This includes if you plan on travelling to the United States. Can you still get an ESTA if you at some point in your life used drugs...
Are online casinos ready for the virtual reality revolution? dice
While virtual reality has been an actuality for many decades now, it has only been in the past couple of years where VR technology has started entering the mainstream. This can be seen with many established brands like Ford putting VR technology to good use. Video gaming just like any industry out there has also...
Is getting a Master’s worth It? 9 questions to ask yourself university
Choosing to study for a master’s degree is a huge financial decision and a massive commitment of time for many students. While UK students can get a loan to help them with tuition and living costs when studying for a master’s degree, bear in mind that this will need to be repaid along with any...
Did casino events in Nevada and NJ solely save the UFC? Las Vegas
When it comes to any combat sports event, a casino setting is the perfect companion. In Las Vegas, for instance, there are gladiatorial motifs everywhere, and everything from a Blackjack table to a blood-soaked, wire-caged octagon is essentially a battleground. Meanwhile, the salubrious surroundings of Atlantic City, NJ – with its world-famous boardwalk – adds...
Top advantages of having an international workforce working
If you are thinking about hiring employees who live abroad for necessity or otherwise, there are many benefits to doing so. The following reasons explain why it is worth your time and energy to do so. Fill Highly-Skilled Positions Finding the right candidate for your position is not often an easy task. After going through...
Always broke? Discover 5 reasons why you can’t save money broke
Are you always broke? Do you always ask yourself, why can’t I save money? And, how can I save more? The hard truth is that you may be struggling to save money because your heart isn't really in it. You're also likely to be making a whole lot of mistakes that many people make every...
Studying journalism at Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Hallam
Applying for university can be a stressful and emotional process. Which course do you want to do? Where do you want to do it? Is it a good nightlife destination? How much can you trust the league tables? So many questions, sometimes so few answers. Josh Chapman, a third-year journalism student at Sheffield Hallam University,...
Studying journalism at University of the Creative Arts UCA jounalism
People often ask me: why study a course like journalism at a university that specialises in the creative arts? Let me tell you why. As a 17 year old sixth form student, my heart was always set on going to university. I already had an idea about the type of topic I would want to...
Study journalism at the University of Kent Kent Newsroom
I remember being in year 13 trying to figure out the best way into journalism. Like most other sixth form students I couldn’t decide whether I’d be better off getting an apprenticeship or going to uni. I figured it was worth looking around at some universities to see what they had to offer and whether...
Studying journalism at University of Bedfordshire University of Bedfordshire
What a time to be alive. Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (just about). Donald J Trump is the President of the United States of America. Brexit – the formal process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union – is nearly upon us. And...
How I got into journalism (and how you can too) journalsim
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to write for a living. I was obsessed with stories, reading Judy Blume in primary school, and even wrote my first book aged 12, sending it to a handful of publishers (sadly, Penguin never got back to me). So when I went to college and started...
How to be a journalist and an introvert writer
I hate talking to people on the phone. It’s not just strangers – unless you’re a member of my immediate family, or you’re one of my closest friends and there’s a reason I need to contact you straight away, then I would far sooner text, email or send a carrier pigeon. Unfortunately, my job as...
Elliot Mulligan, Editor-in-Chief, The Boar: Why is student journalism is important?
The Boar is Warwick University’s official student publication and has been since 1973. At over 350 members and with an editorial and business team of 62, they are one of the largest student publications in the country. In November 2018, The Boar won the inaugural Today Programme Student Publication of the Year award and have...
From journalism to PR – making that move…
It’s May 2016, and I’m stood with around 50 other journalists in a cramped conference room. TV cameras have taken up their assigned positions, the early birds have nicked all the available seats, and you can’t move your head for fear of blinding yourself on a mic. Like most pressers, there are a couple of...
How to report on a murder investigation How to report on a murder
When I got into work on a day back in July, I was honestly hoping for a bit of a quiet day.It was my first day back on the digital team at Kent Live after spending a month working solely on print stories for our newspapers. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t slacking while writing...
Studying journalism at University of Sheffield Journalism at the University of Sheffield
I came to the University of Sheffield in 2016 with the dreams and hopes of studying journalism. I had previous experience in magazine journalism and I had dabbled with editing news videos, but to me – this was the chance to truly become a professional. Now, I pay £9,000 a year to study and I...
Why the British love bingo Brits love bingo
The game of bingo has been around for decades in the United Kingdom as well as many other parts of the world. The game itself draws from ancient roots and is one of the oldest known games in the world. Many other games have sprung from bingo, including keno and lotto. However, in England, bingo...
First-time buyer? What you need to know about car warranties car warranties
First-time car buyer? This is a hugely exciting time in your life and everybody remembers their first vehicle very well as it provided so much freedom and independence. The car buying process can be a difficult and stressful one and particularly with so much variation and a range of factors to consider. One aspect is...
Kettle teams up with Byline Festival Byline festival 2018, kettlemag,
You may have noticed that it's getting a little warmer and there is a weird yellow disc in the sky that seems to be radiating heat. The once frozen cracks in the soil are opening and the first shoots of Spring are making themselves be seen. It warms your cockles doesn't it - yes, Spring is most...
Kettle launches Patreon account student journalists, kettle mag
Kettle Mag was set up in 2011 to help journalism students gain the practical, publishing experience that so many employers demand these days, whist building a professional portfolio of published work. Since then we've had the privilege to work with hundreds of amazing journalism students - mostly, but not exclusively, from the UK. Many of our...
Top tips for saving money as a student Skate board to university, kettle mag
Managing your finances when you are a student can be extremely tricky. There is rent, food, books, travel and, of course, the occasional night out to factor in. This can be hard if you are not working, which is why it is important to look for great ways to save cash wherever possible. Using these...
Tinderella – The first date after heartbreak
It's been a funny old few weeks here at Billie HQ, not much going on in terms of real-life romantic developments, but plenty going on in the murky world of online personas. Secrets, lies and shock revelations have dominated October. It's been a lot to get my head around, so THAT is maybe a story...
Tinderella – golfing and ghosting… ball-1271974_1920.jpg
Those of you that follow my exploits on twitter will know that the last couple of weeks have been taken up with chatting to someone on Tinder. Since you and I last spoke, we went on a date, so I thought I’d tell you all about it… For the benefit of my non-tweeting readers, here’s a...
Billie Strikes it Lucky…? bowling-237905_1920.jpg
The last few dates I’ve been on have been disasters. Everyone I matched with on Tinder was a straight-up sex pest, and my Bumble matches seemed to have lost the ability to type a reply to my opening messages. It was time to change tactics. What this Tinderella really wants out of all of these...
Tips for ensuring you are protected during your holiday
Holidays are time to relax with no worries on your mind, so making sure that everything goes smoothly and you are financially protected before you leave is vital; here are some tips to make sure you can fully enjoy your trip.  Tell the bank This is very basic but you must tell your bank if...
Nicola Adams retains Olympic title
British boxer Nicola Adams has retained her women's flyweight final in Rio, she is the first British boxer to retain a title in 92 years.  How bloody great is Nicola Adams? Just asking #NicolaAdams — Simon Hattenstone (@shattenstone) August 20, 2016 Adams beat France's Sarah Ourahmoune in a unanimous points decision in the close fight....
Tinderella – Great Expectations
I don’t know about you, but I like to go into a date with expectations of how it will go. I like to expect that we’ll click, that we’ll talk about everything and nothing, that we’ll laugh, and hopefully enjoy it so much that we’ll want to do it again.  If you’ve ever read @theguyliner’s...
Rio Olympics 2016 begin
The 2016 Rio Olympics have begun in Brazil with a stunning opening ceremony.    They say that if you like it then you should put a ring on it. Guess you can say we loved the #OpeningCeremony ? pic.twitter.com/aDUGSWEtgr — Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 6, 2016 Celebrating Brazil's history and diverse culture, the theme of the...
Tinderella – A real life non-fairy story
Tinderella is a biweekly feature on Kettle where our resident Tinderella shares her stories of dating, love, dumping and sex. Billie (pseudonym) is our third Tinderella to write for Kettle. You can also read about our other Tinderella's Aoife and Becca. Introducing Billie Hello!  Welcome to the often weird, sometimes wonderful and, according to my friends,...
Corporate Giveaways: Why do you need them?
Corporate giveaways, the best way to intrigue a new market of people, the nicest way to say thank you to your clients and the easiest way to create business for you. Are you looking for a bright idea? Are you bored of sending leaflets or pens? Consider Retro Sweet, they are not only sweet and fun...
Checking out the Classics: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov is a Russian novel written between 1928 and 1940, and was initially published in the 1960s. I first read this book when I was 18, and after a few chapters I knew I had found my favourite novel. It’s still my favourite today. Set in Moscow in the...
Explosion in Kabul kills at least 80
ISIL have claimed responsibility for blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul. The two explosions targeted the demonstration by the Hazara, a shia ethnic minority who were protesting about a new power line.    Two bombs killed at least 80 people and injured at least 230 people in Kabul, Aghanistan. https://t.co/sxo7k2z9VD pic.twitter.com/sCzngR0KRe — AJ+ (@ajplus) July 23,...
Coup attempt in Turkey
On Friday afternoon a section of the Turkish military attempted to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government in a failed coup.  A statement released by the military claimed that they had overthrown the government, shortly afterwards, the government also relesed a statement claiming that they were still in Power. President Erdogan took to FaceTime to call...
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies aged 74 4438857719_a817668c76_o.jpg
The boxing legend and former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali has died in hospital in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 74.  .@MuhammadAli, then Cassius Clay, trains for the 1960 Rome Olympics https://t.co/0kC8qdtejz #100DaysOut #RoadToRio pic.twitter.com/LXYyWloXYp — Getty Images Sport (@GettySport) April 27, 2016 Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1942, he took up boxing...
Time travel and the Twitter sphere. Where would you go? Clocks, time travel, KettleMag, Fiona Carty
A recent conspiracy theory has begun to circulate online with a video from Mike Tysons’ 1995 fight with Peter McNeeley showing what some people think looks like a modern day camera phone, when there were no camera phones available at the time. As this article points out, there were camcorders that looked similar to what we see in...
Solo travel, not as scary as you’d think. travel, solo, kettle mag, fiona carty,
Everyone loves a holiday, but not everyone loves going away with other people; maybe they don’t agree on the sort of holiday they want (resort pool side verses a sightseeing city break), or maybe they just want to go to different places or are restricted to when they can go. Some decide to wait, others...
ISIL claim responsibility for Brussels attack
Terrorist group ISIL have claimed responsibility for a series of explosions in Brussels airport and on the Metro system.  30 people have been killed and more than 200 were injured in the attacks. Belgiums federal prosecutor has said that there were at least two suicide bombers involved in the airport attack and a manhunt is...
Growing apples in a day: Ukraine post Maidan Ukraine, Maidan revolution, world, Fiona Carty, Kettle Mag
Having only declared independence in August 1991, Ukraine is still a pretty young country in terms of having a democratically elected government. With the Orange revolution that happened in late 2004/early 2005 and the more recent Maidan revolution in late 2013/early 2014 along with a Russian separatist uprising in the east of the country you...