‘The Voice UK’: Kaiser Chiefs Singer Ricky Wilson Named Fourth Coach

In the past two years across 12 investigations, 424 children worldwide have been blackmailed in this way, of whom 184 were from the UK, Ceop said. Experts believe thousands of British children could have been targeted by abusers intending to trap victims. Internationally, seven committed suicide, including 17-year-old Daniel Perry from Dunfermline in Fife, who died on July 15 after being tricked into thinking he was talking to an American girl online. Another seven seriously self-harmed, of whom six were from the UK. Experts believe British children are targeted because of the accessibility of the English language and because foreign abusers believe the liberal nature of UK society makes it an easy target. Ceop operations manager Stephanie McCourt said: “First of all it’s the English language. They are able to threaten the children if they can communicate to them. English is a really popular universal language. Second of all, the offenders have actually said that because they perceive the UK as a very free and open and liberal society, they think that they will have more success in targeting UK children.” Paedophiles create fake online personas to pose as children, even geographically researching the areas where they wish to target victims, and persuade them to share sexual images or perform sex acts on camera. They then threaten to share the pictures or footage with the victim’s family or friends, and force them to perform more extreme sex acts on camera, and even harm themselves. Ceop deputy chief executive Andy Baker said: “Children as young as eight are being targeted, being blackmailed, being extorted, being forced, being coerced, to perform slave-like acts through the internet, on webcam. It is sexual and degrading, some are being forced to cut themselves and write on their naked bodies. There has been an increase in children self-harming, seriously self-harming, and seven children in the last couple of years have taken their lives.” He said that if a child commits suicide after this type of abuse it could be treated as homicide.

UK favours closer engagement with Gujarat, Narendra Modi, David Cameron says

LONDON –Ricky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, will fill the fourth coach position on BBC Ones The Voice UK when it returns for its third season here in January, completing the shows revamped lineup. our editor recommends TV Ratings: Simon Cowell’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Hits Season-High, ‘The Voice UK’ Drops The U.K. public broadcaster announced the news Thursday after adding Kylie Minogue and a new duo of hosts. Wilson and Minogue replace Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue in the red coaching chairs on the show. Tom Jonesand will.i.amare returning as coaches. The Voice UK in its first season beat Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent several weeks in a row, but lost momentum in its second season, leading to calls for new coaches, hosts and format tweaks. The Kaiser Chiefs topped the U.K. charts with “Ruby” and held top-10 positions with such songs as “I Predict a Riot,” “Every Day I Love You Less and Less” and “Oh My God.” The band also performed at the Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London last year. “Who doesn’t want to spend their Saturday night with Kylie Minogue?” quipped Wilson. “I spent last winter yelling at The Voice, and both Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am were total superstars. I’m just lucky the Kaiser Chiefs have rubber-stamped my temporary loan!” Wilson has previously appeared on the BBC, including as host of music-themed comedy panel game show Never Mind the Buzzcocks and an appearance on The Culture Show. Mark Linsey, controller, entertainment commissioning at the BBC, said: “Ricky is one of the U.K.

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“In the last 12 months, there have been significant developments in the legal process following the 2002 Gujarat riots, including convictions in a number of high profile cases,” Cameron told Eastern Eye, a weekly published by the Garavi Gujarat Group of newspapers. “We believe that closer engagement with Gujarat, including chief minister Narendra Modi, is now the best way to achieve our wide-ranging objectives there including on human rights and ensure that the UK can provide a full and consistent range of services across India,” Cameron said. Asked whether the UK will issue a visa to Modi if he wins the general elections in 2014 for BJP, Cameron said “any visa application is assessed on its merits. We are committed to a strong bilateral relationship with India, and that includes welcoming the Indian Prime Minister here for bilateral meetings.” Modi was named as the opposition’s candidate for the top job in India on September 13. Although many western nations including Britain and the US, distanced themselves from Modi in the immediate aftermath of the 2002 riots, there has been a shift in their position in the past year. In March this year, Britain’s foreign office minister Hugo Swire met Modi in Gujarat, saying it was “a logical next step” in Britain’s relations with the Indian state. “I am confident that active engagement is the best way to pursue British interests in Gujarat. This includes support for the British nationals in Gujarat, for the large Gujarati community in the UK, for human rights, and good governance,” Swire said at the time. It came on the back of lobbying by business groups, who sensed investment opportunities in the state and were keen to tap into the bond British Gujaratis have with their homeland. “There were arguments made privately for the UK government to start changing its stance in Gujarat,” said Patricia Hewitt, chair of the UK India Business Council. Barry Gardiner, MP for Brent North and chair of the Labour Friends of India, recently invited Modi to the UK. FEATURED ARTICLES

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