Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cambridge snowflakes complaining about food

Originally posted on Mike the Psych's Blog:
Have students nothing better to do than accuse a college chef of cultural appropriation or misrepresentation and micro-aggressions by (mis)naming food? Among their targets at Pembroke College Cambridge are: Jamaican Stew, Chinese Chicken,…

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The Halle Orchestra invests in musical education

A leading international orchestra is planning to open a state school and make it a centre of excellence for music. The Halle Orchestra wants to open a school in Stoke-on-Trent in 2020, for both primary and secondary pupils. The orchestra will work … Continue reading

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South Africa on its way to becoming another Zimbabwe……..country riddled with corruption

Last week South Africa finally got around to sacking its high commissioner to Singapore, more than four months after a newspaper exposed her criminal past. Until that point officials had managed not to notice that the high commissioner was a … Continue reading

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UK’s £200m aid pledge to famine-threatened Somalia and South Sudan – two of the most corrupt countries in the world

The International Development secretary says “we must act now to help innocent people who are starving to death”. South Sudan and Somalia are going to receive £100m each in UK aid, the Government has announced. The Department for International Development … Continue reading

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Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses…..so tell us something new!

Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses, lecturers have said. Academics complained that lower entry requirements had led to a generation of undergraduates who cannot read, write or speak proper English. A … Continue reading

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UK undergraduates – fear for their futures

Originally posted on Mike the Psych's Blog:
Fear for their first interaction at work, their first outing in the real world. Of course they could enter closed orders, live and work inside a gated community, stay in their bedrooms…

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The NHS is in crisis and yet Britain loses £300m in foreign aid to fraud without noticing…………….

Hundreds of millions of pounds in overseas aid is lost to fraud every year undetected by the Department for International Development, an auditors’ report suggests. Only 0.03 per cent of the £10 billion a year spent on aid is recorded … Continue reading

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