Funding for Eye Research Continues to Decrease.

The fight to find preventable ways to avoid the increase of Brits that will live with eye sight difficulties continues to be an issue due to lack of funding to address such crucial subject.

Presently there are 2 million members of the public in the UK who have difficulties with their eyesight which is a very large number yet there is not much being done to tackle an increase of eye problems in our country.

Living with a degree of sight loss can have a significant impact into the daily lives of the people caught in such predicament, it affects their interaction with the world they live in and eventually their confidence.

Interview with Mike Daw who is Chief Executive of the Nation Eye Reasearch Center

Getting more funding for Eye research entails reduction in the estimated number of people who will find themselves living with sight loss by 2050 which is 4 million, which is twice the people living with sight loss currently in the UK.

Sight loss not being a terminal disease seems to be a reason why its urgency is not noticed, it should not  be left unattended like it is now because the eyes are very important to our human life .

Glaucoma being an eye condition that causes permanent sight loss by damaging the optic nerve is one of the many eye disease that a detailed research is needed.

glaucoma

Regular eye check ups from 35 year old will help decrease the rate of increase in sight loss.

Eyes are important in our lives and its our responsibility to ensure we are aware of  complications to live without it and work to find measures to fight for our eyes.

For the further information, please visit https://www.nerc-charity.org.uk/

Venom: Was it worth the wait? (spoiler-free)

Sony’s long awaited Spider-Man spin-off finally drops, but was it worth it?

I went into Venom with very low hopes. This is Sony’s first solo Spider-Man universe film since The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was an absolutely terrible film in every way. Although it has an all-star cast, I was convinced that it was just a cheap (or rather very expensive) marketing ploy. Therefore, I wasn’t entirely thrilled by the prospect of yet another disappointing film, especially with such a beloved character. The trailers still showed even less hope, with slightly dodgy visual effects and an excessively dark tone. I was pleasantly surprised then, when Venom lived up to my expectations.

Mostly.

While the story-line is depressingly poor and some of the casting is questionable, Venom had some redeeming features. The film is slow to start, but gathers pace just before you get bored, and Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock has natural development, and by the end you are rooting for him. However, the best part of this film has to be the Venom symbiote, who gives a running commentary of Brock’s every action, sounding like a malicious God-like figure. Much to my surprise, the remarks are generally humorous, or simply just offending Brock. The visual effects are also outstanding, with the many symbiotes throughout the film moving naturally and yet completely unnaturally at the same time. Venom’s character design is one of my favourite in recent superhero films, and it is close to the comics, doing the character far more justice than Spider-Man 3 did. The fight scenes are also gripping, with Venom stomping and smashing (and occasionally biting) his way through hoardes of enemies.

However, much to my dismay, Venom has a startling amount of failings. To start, many of the other characters were far less engaging. Riz Ahmed’s performance as the antagonist Carlton Drake is exceptional, but the character’s motives are unclear and confusing, and his character has no background aside from about 3 lines of exposition clunkily dropped in by Eddie Brock. Brock’s love interest is similarly flat, with good acting by Michelle Williams, but once again a lack of background. All the other characters blend into the background after appearing once. Most notably, I managed to forget about a character who was somewhat important to the story because she had no defining traits whatsoever. As well as this, there are many themes in the film which are left untouched after one mention, possibly being saved up for a potential sequel.

Speaking of which, Sony may have been a little too optimistic to write-up 3 film contracts. Although Venom was a fun, engaging film, it wasn’t a good film. I just hope they learn from the mistakes of this film to make a successful trilogy.

Verdict: Confusing, disappointing, but extremely entertaining.

Venom is in cinemas now and stars Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams. Directed by Ruben Fleischer

 

Police seek information after Greenwich non-fatal shooting

Police are asking for information after a man was shot in Greenwich. 

Officers responded to reports of shots being fired on Old Pearson Street,  close to James Wolfe Primary School, at the junction with Randall Place, SE10 on Monday the 8th of October at around 8:30 in the morning.

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Old Pearson Street, location of the shooting (image courtesy of google)

Bullet casings were found at the scene however no one was there. A 26 year old man later presented himself at a hospital with a gunshot injury.

His condition is non life-threatening or life changing.

The police have said officers don’t think the shooting was connected to the school or anyone connected to it and have appealed for witnesses.

The Met are asking for anyone who witnessed or has information regarding the incident to contact police on telephone number 101 (quote reference: CAD 1483/08OCT18) or to call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111