If you’re an American who’s always dreamt of going to college in France - you’re in luck - there’s a lot playing in your favour. Relatively low tuition fees, straightforward admission policies and a vested interest by French institutions in enrolling international students often make for fairly smooth sailing – barring the mountain load of paperwork, of course. But before you slap on the Édith Piaf CD and start thrashing out application letters in broken French, consider the following five major steps you’ll have to embark on to get the most out of your life as a student in France. 1. Finding the right school – the two sides of the spectrum French higher education can be described as a unique two-tier system, which is why international rankings have trouble measuring French universities against the competition in other countries. Up until 2018 there were public universities in France’s biggest towns and cities that would accept … [Read more...] about Five crucial tips for Americans who want to study in France
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BBJ Thursday, December 13, 2018, 13:30 Anti-government protesters took to the streets of Budapest after Wednesdayʼs uproarious parliamentary session, protesting the passing of new laws governing overtime and the establishment of administrative courts, with more demonstrations planned today, according to multiple reports. Police spray tear gas into the crowd at the protest (photo by Balázs Mohai/MTI). Demonstrations started almost immediately after the completion of voting on the laws. Initially a few hundred protesters closed down Margaret Bridge, before marching towards Oktogon. From there, the growing crowd proceeded to the headquarters of governing party Fidesz, and blocked traffic on the Chain Bridge, before finally settling on demonstrating in front of Parliament on Kossuth tér, according to reports by independent news sites index.hu, hvg.hu, and 444.hu. Protesters clashed with police at multiple locations in the city including the Fidesz headquarters … [Read more...] about Heated protests against overtime, court reform
Wales’ fastest growing indigenous business can be revealed as ALS Managed Services. The innovative recruitment and staffing solutions firm, which recently moved from Pontypool to Caerphilly, tops this year’s Wales Fast Growth project, which ranks the 50 fastest growing indigenous businesses based on revenue growth over the past two years. ALS Managed Services, which works with some of the largest recycling and warehousing companies in the UK, and was recently acquired in a management buyout led by chief executive Steve Langian, achieved a staggering revenue growth of 4,237.6%, between 2015-17 with sales up from £250,264 to £10.85m. The annual list, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, was started by Professor Dylan Jones-Evans. Prof Jones-Evans said: "Every year the list identifies some incredible businesses that are making a significant difference to their sectors, markets and communities, and that this year was no exception." The largest sector this … [Read more...] about Wales Fast Growth 50,2018: These are the fastest growing companies in Wales
Doktorivorst is the brand name of a type of a popular bologna-type sausage, or what in the UK might be called 'luncheon meat', made by the Rakvere meat company for many decades and a staple of several generations of Estonians' diets.Various theories touted for the origin of its name include that it was popular amongst students on a low budget (and presumably studying for a doctorate), or that it was the favourite repast of busy doctors on the go, or even that it was viewed as a healthy food to be consumed by the unwell, thus fulfilling the same function as chicken soup.The first of these theses can be easily rebutted – at the time doktorivorst first appeared, long before it was a brand name and in the depths of the Soviet era, the 'candidate's degree' (kandidiidikraad in Estonia) made up the bulk of higher education studies, rather than the doctorate, which then as now would have been a higher-level pursuit.The second idea doesn't make much sense either, since doctors at the time … [Read more...] about Reader’s question: Whence does ‘Doktorivorst’ derive its name?
Manchester’s city centre housing market is booming. There are more apartments being built right now than ever before and the development pipeline shows no sign of slowing down. In Manchester almost 7,000 properties are under construction with another 6,000 in neighbouring central Salford and more than 2,000 underway at Salford Quays. Investment money continues to pour in from the Far East and North America as well as the UK, with developers viewing Manchester as a strong and safe market based on forecast economic growth. Market expert Anthony Stankard, from agents Reside on Deansgate said: “People follow jobs and the strength of Manchester and the city region is its continued economic strength. “The airport, together with Airport City and MediaCity are key factors but underpinning it all we have the universities. The newly announced Faculty of Science alone will provide enough jobs on its own to fill a couple of residential towers. “And what Manchester has … [Read more...] about Your guide to buying and investing in property in Manchester city centre