Backtracking towards the board
In the first 8 months of this year video game sales plunged 20 per cent in the United States, following an eight per cent drop in 2011. Meanwhile the board games industry has seen surprising double-digit growth since 2008, with Barnes & Noble reporting a massive 30 per cent increase in board games sales in the last year.
Capital punishment worldwide: Fewer executioners, more death
676 people were executed last year, an increase since 2010 and largely attributable to an increase in executions in Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. However the number of countries employing this penalty is decreasing. In 2011 Amnesty International recorded executions in 20 countries, compared to 23 in 2010.
Kings Cross nightclub owners to know where you live
Measures announced by the State Government last week to combat violence in Kings Cross have received harsh criticism from the NSW Council for Civil Liberties (CCL) who fear the ramifications of handing people’s personal details over to the “dubiously colourful identities” that own Kings Cross nightclubs.