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Coronavirus: What's Happening With University Admissions?

The Coronavirus has taken over the globe by storm. Almost every country and continent in the world has been affected by it. The number of people infected by it is increasing every day, and there are no signs of it slowing down.

The race to develop a vaccine is on, and many countries are in the trial stage of vaccines. However, the time it will take to reach the public, in general, will be longer. So, we have to learn to live with the virus and take all precautions we can.

Coronavirus has hit all sectors of the economy. Be it retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, education, entertainment, etc. There is no sector that has not been affected due to lockdowns caused by the Coronavirus.

The education sector has been hit pretty hard by the Coronavirus. It has caused many schools, colleges, and universities to shut down. The future of many children all around the world has been affected.

Without a good education, it is difficult to get a good high paying job. Many of the students who are about to complete their education are more worried. They don't know how they will get good jobs. Add to that the pressure of paying the education loans. The Coronavirus has put the future of many children at stake.

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London 2012 Olympic Torch Unveiled

The design for the London 2012 Olympic torch which will be carried throughout the UK next year has been unveiled. The golden cone will travel 8,000 miles over 70 days next summer, before arriving in London for the opening ceremony on 27th July.

The torch was designed by east London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and has been built to allow the flames to burn out through the 8,000 tiny holes for onlookers to see. These holes also represent the 8,000 people who will be carrying the torch and add the functional purpose of making the torch light enough for children to carry.

 

Style and Function

 

Indeed, this matching of style, symbolism and practicality was something at the forefront of the designers' minds: 

"We felt it should be something that's really beautiful and simple, but it had to feel like a functional object, a piece of sporting equipment like a baton"

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Round up of the Week (6-6-11)

Every week we bring you a round up of all the student news from the past week, as well as the trends hitting the web at the moment. This week's includes comic book degrees, an unanswerable question in an A-Level exam and Wayne Rooney's hair...

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Brighton: The UK Actually Has a Beach!

If I could have named one thing about the UK that I was sure would definitely not in a million years impress me, it would have been its beaches. I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by beaches of warm deep blue Caribbean waters and the whitest, finest sand. After spending many summers in Varadero, Cuba's most famous beach, not even its Miami or Hawaii counterparts were able to fulfill me. I thus did not look forward to visiting UK beaches, and only did so because the International Students House Travel Club organized a day trip to Brighton, a beach resort area on the south coast of the country.

As it turns out, Brighton did impress me. Sure, the sand looked dark and rocky, and the water colder than one could bear. But the beautiful Brighton Pier seemed to smile under a radiant sun. Parents and their children came to the pier in colorful clothes, sampling the many restaurants, arcade and fairground attractions. Along the seafront row, thousands of the finest automobiles lined up for InCarNation 1000, a show that celebrates the UK's best 1000 modified and performance cars. The day smelled of happiness and spring, and blooming flowers adorned the many terrace cafes offering delicious meals at surprisingly low prices.

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Round up of the Week (31-5-11)

Every week we bring you a round up of all the student news from the past week, as well as the trends hitting the web at the moment. This week's includes the latest news on education cuts and stereotypes of the US states...

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