Royal expert Omid Scobie believes Kate Middleton, 38, has 'quietly picked up steam' over the past few months after a period when 'it felt like she wasn't doing a lot' (pictured, the Duchess during a visit to Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall last week) … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton has ‘picked up steam’ and ‘stepped into a more confident role’ in The Firm after a period when ‘it felt like she wasn’t doing a lot’, according to royal expert
Claims vs roles
The Queen ‘bans Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from marketing themselves with their Sussex Royal brand’ … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘are on bankers’ wish list for starring role at World Economic Forum in Davos’
A previous version of this article reported claims of ‘alarming levels’ of CO2 above Wuhan which were based on ‘satellite images’ that had been captured at the weekend. The article has been substantially amended, and we are happy to make clear that the images prompting the speculation were not satellite images taken recently, but instead were based on predictions of CO2 density modelled on weather patterns and using fixed emission inventories. It is not possible for this data to show up sudden changes such as those caused by a mass cremation. … [Read more...] about Social media claims that ‘satellite’ images showed scale of China’s coronavirus cremations are debunked as experts reveal the images were predictions based on weather
The Scottish government's ministerial code, which asserts that "bullying... will not be tolerated", states that "The First Minister is... the ultimate judge of the standards of behaviour expected of a Minister and of the appropriate consequences of a breach of those standards." … [Read more...] about Fergus Ewing: Scottish government cabinet minister faces fresh bullying claims
The underlying problem is that universities are producing more qualified people seeking permanent academic posts than the system can employ. With this chronic excess supply, all universities can do is mitigate the effects, by, for example, providing funding between short-term contracts, and encouraging postgraduates to be realistic about the labour market by helping them access jobs in other sectors. Pursuing these and related policies would be far more helpful than a strike based on misleading claims about the academic labour market.Prof Jim TomlinsonUniversity of GlasgowProf Beth LordUniversity of Aberdeen … [Read more...] about Are junior academic roles at universities stepping stones or exploitation?