Why these Commonwealth students think Northern Ireland is a great place to live and study BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A leading Northern Ireland academic wants an annual event to celebrate the contribution made by people from Commonwealth countries to the province. Professor Alistair Adair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Ulster University, floated the idea after students and staff from 53 countries were treated to a 'big lunch' at the university. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/why-these-commonwealth-students-think-northern-ireland-is-a-great-place-to-live-and-study-37151055.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37151053.ece/cf0f2/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-25_lif_42746125_I2.JPG Email A leading Northern Ireland academic wants an annual event to celebrate the contribution made by people from Commonwealth countries to the province. Professor Alistair Adair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Ulster University, floated the idea after students and staff from 53 … [Read more...] about Why these Commonwealth students think Northern Ireland is a great place to live and study
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1. Hike into the Grand CanyonThere are countless ways to see the Grand Canyon (pictured above) - you can fly into it on a helicopter, drive up to its edges or kayak deep within its core. But if you have nerves of steel and a couple of days to spare, then hiking down into its belly is a once in a lifetime experience… the original, and still the best. While you're at it: Check out the lesser-known Antelope Canyon in Arizona - its undulating colours are out of this world. Do it: Arizona Outback Adventures offers guided hikes. See aoa-adventures.com. 2. Eat a proper New York slice of pizzaWant to start a fight in New York? Strike up a debate about the best slice in the city. It's no secret that New Yorkers love their pizza, and boy, do they do it well - huge slices come fresh from the embers, with a charred, chewy crust and bubbling cheese. You could get fancy, but in my opinion the best slice is one that costs $3, eaten while standing at the counter. Try Joe's Pizza … [Read more...] about The US Bucket List: 30 things to do in America before you die
From a Christie thriller to a fun look at modern parenting, there's plenty to enjoy... 1 THEATRE Love from a Stranger, Milton Keynes Theatre, July 3 to 7 Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by Agatha Christie is rediscovered in a brand new production. A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems. Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes 2 COMEDY Scummy Mummies, The Stables, Wavendon, July 4 It’s an evening of laughs for less-than-perfect parents. Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson cover a wide range of parenting topics, from pelvic floors and play-dates to fish fingers. Expect songs, sketches, stand-up and very scummy stories. Details: stables.org 3 MAGIC Pete Firman, The Stables, Wavendon, June 30 The man … [Read more...] about Ten of the best things to do in and around Milton Keynes in the next few days
ON the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush generation on our soil, I can’t help but think how far we have come. Looking at the face that England is currently showing the world — our young World Cup team — it is remarkable that, of the 23 players in the squad, no fewer than 11 have African or Caribbean heritage. Several players can claim both white and black families, the so-called dual heritage. Yet, it was not so long ago that otherwise reasonable adults believed mixing between races would produce only problems. When a white early girlfriend brought me home to meet her parents I can still recall her dad’s obvious struggle to hide his shock and disappointment. You don’t have to be a Love Island regular to realise that it’s very different for today’s young people. Wes and Laura, an interracial couple (albeit an on/off one) on the show, are hardly a novelty. Harry and Meghan are now among the two million or so British … [Read more...] about Our modern, multiracial society should be a lesson to the world — Britain is easily best place to live for people of colour
Spaniards sleep fewer hours and work longer days than their European neighbors, but are less productive. At the same time Spain fails to attract overseas talent, while tens of thousands of well-educated Spanish youngsters are heading abroad in search of work. The country also has one of the EU’s highest school drop-out rates and a work culture hostile to the needs of families with young children. Meanwhile, its birth rate is fast approaching negative as its population ages. In short: it’s the perfect storm. It’s long been a cliché that Spain is a great place to live but a terrible country to work, and over the last five years, as the economic crisis has bitten deeper, many of those lucky enough still to have a job are finding themselves working harder, often for lower wages and with fewer resources, as their employers strive for greater competitiveness. While it’s true that official figures for the average number of working hours have fallen in recent … [Read more...] about Spain – A great place to live, a terrible place to work?