What is BAFTA?

A few days ago, several movies had been announced to win the EE BAFTA Awards, like Gravity, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Great Gatsby. So what is the EE BAFTA?

According to the Wiki, the BAFTA stands for British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which is founded in 1947 and is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and games. In addition to its annual awards ceremonies, BAFTA has an international, year-round programme of learning events and initiatives offering access to talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK and the USA.

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Billions of extra funding will be needed for the NHS to help push through “painful and unprecedented” changes during the next parliament, the outgoing boss of the health service warns.

In a frank interview with the Guardian, Sir David Nicholson said that whoever formed the next government would need to give the NHS extra cash because it could not survive if it had to remain in the straitjacket of austerity-era flat budgets after 2015.

The money would be needed so the NHS can dramatically rationalise hospital services, and concentrate its specialist and GP services – allowing an NHS Nicholson calls “unsustainable” to ditch its outmoded reliance on hospital-based treatment and switch to a new model of community-based care.

Elizabeth David

She was the doyenne of food writers, credited with bringing French and Italian cuisine into British dining rooms.

Elizabeth David was a British cookery writer who, in the mid-20th century, strongly influenced the revitalisation of the art of home cookery with articles and books about European cuisines and traditional British dishes.