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Glasgow Schools Draft In Support Staff

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UK- Scotland’s second city has announced it is drafting in extra teachers to boost exam results in its classrooms this month. Around 80 percent of secondary schools in Glasgow have been included in a £500,000 grant awarded by the City Council.  The chosen schools will be allowed to hire one extra teacher for the remaining [...]

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in School | Read More »

The ‘Magpie’ Responsible For Your Recycling

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A dumpster full of waste awaiting disposal/ Image via Wikipedia UK – A new waste plant, operated by innovative technology, will open next month heralding in a new era of robotically controlled waste recycling. Veolia Environment Services is the company responsible for the development of the new system ‘Magpie’, which sees its first UK plant opening [...]

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in Sci/Tech | Read More »

Cardiff Uni Student Reaches For Stars 30.08.11

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A Comet/Image via Wikipedia UK – Teenage Space enthusiast Hannah Blyth made a lasting impression this summer when she discovered 22 new asteroids on a work experience placement. Eighteen year old Blyth had been chosen to work for a period of two weeks as part of the Faulkes telescope team housed at Glamorgan University, where [...]

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in University | Read More »

Pakistan’s President And PM Acclaim AIOU For Creating Fund For Student Support

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Allama Iqbal Open University/ Image via Wikipedia Pakistan – Pakistan’s President and Prime Minister have recently come together to show their support of the Allama Iqbal Open University’s (AIOU) new funding scheme which aims to bring distance learning to remote and needy students. AIOU is an organisation that performs the important role of increasing access to [...]

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in University | Read More »

BT Announces Second Price Hike Of The Year

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BT / Image via Wikipedia UK – Telephone operator BT has announced that it has plans to increase its residential customers’ cost of calls for the second time this year, this time by 5%. The latest price hike is the third increase in just over a year as call charges rose by 10% last year [...]

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in Economy | Read More »