The great 10th century Iraqi poet Abu Tayyib al-Mutanabbi once lived, O fated city, in the Emirate of Aleppo. He even led a revolt in Syria which was – familiar stuff, this – put down with great ruthlessness. Al-Mutanabbi actually spent two years in prison before reconciling himself to his loss and was subsequently released. Most Arab children in Syria can quote the man by heart and one of their favourite poems begins with these words: When you see the teeth of a lion, Don’t think that the lion is smiling at you. Read more The search for truth in the rubble of Douma I was reminded of this lion while clambering through the ruins on the side of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre in the Damascus suburb of Barzeh last week. This was the centre – now famous from so many satellite pictures – destroyed by Donald Trump’s missiles when they struck at “the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons programme”. Did they? Anything with a … [Read more...] about What mysteries lie in the ruins of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre in Damascus?
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0 Comments Frances and Ivan have MS... but one carries out research into the condition and the other runs marathons to raise funds BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ivan Prue and Frances Evans speak out about their experience with multiple sclerosis to coincide with MS Awareness Week. By Lisa Smyth. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/frances-and-ivan-have-ms-but-one-carries-out-research-into-the-condition-and-the-other-runs-marathons-to-raise-funds-36836475.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36836474.ece/b2a99/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-24_lif_40355313_I1.JPG Email Ivan Prue and Frances Evans speak out about their experience with multiple sclerosis to coincide with MS Awareness Week. By Lisa Smyth. 'I'm optimistic about what drugs might be available'Frances Evans (25) is studying for a PhD at Queen's University Belfast. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 19 and is now researching treatments for conditions such as it. Originally from Manchester, … [Read more...] about Frances and Ivan have MS… but one carries out research into the condition and the other runs marathons to raise funds
What’s in a name? Does it really matter whether your child goes to Harvard, stays in Switzerland, or takes an online course at an unheard-of university? You can probably guess the answer. The top universities in the United States, like Harvard, Stanford and Yale, and the United Kingdom, such as Oxford and Cambridge, are ranked among the best in the world and for good reason. They offer first-class curriculums and the professors often are world leaders in their field, sometimes even writing the programme’s required textbooks, not to mention the well-funded facilities designed to aid learning. “The top universities in the US and the UK are the best in the world,” says Rowan Anders, Director of Crimson Education in Switzerland, who has himself attended an Ivy League university. “From access to cutting-edge research, internship programmes and full-time job opportunities, they offer very powerful advantages.” Founded in 2013, Crimson Education is a … [Read more...] about What’s the real impact of attending a top university?
London has been ranked as the best university city in the world, according to global rankings released today by the Times Higher Education (THE). The British capital, which boasts six top 200 universities, was ranked equal first with Boston-Cambridge, home to prestigious institutions like Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). London and Boston were followed by Paris and Hong Kong in second spot, then Berlin and Los Angeles ranked equal third. Stockholm, Shanghai, New York and Sydney were all included in the top five spots. London, however, had the greatest number of Top 500 institutions with 15, compared with 10 in Paris and eight in Boston-Cambridge. “London is definitely retaining its status as the global power player for quality higher education,” said Seeta Bhardwa, student editor at the THE. “It’s become something of a standalone destination for higher education, with students here benefitting from the resources of multiple … [Read more...] about London ranked best university city of 2018
Night owls are putting their health put at risk by inflexible working hours according to a new study which found they have a greater risk of dying sooner when compared to early risers. Researchers said more employers should offer staff the opportunity to have a lie-in a stay and at work later to minimise “psychological stress” that can affect eating and exercise habits. Mortality rates in "owls",who prefer late nights, are around ten per cent higher than "morning larks", according to the team from the University of Surrey and Northwestern University, Chicago. Read more This is what happens to your brain when you don’t get enough sleep Sleep deprived workers cost UK £40 billion a year, study finds Lack of sleep ‘could lead to diabetes’ This lack of sleep from late nights and early starts at work has previously been shown to increase risk of heart disease and other conditions. And the new study found mental health disorders and diabetes were … [Read more...] about Employers should let workers have lie-ins to stop them dying early, research finds