Britain is home to four of the world's 10 best universities, according to new rankings. The UK's academic prowess may be surprising, given its size and relatively modest spending on universities - and the fact that, overall, its university system does not always rank among the world's best (Universitas 21, the higher education network, names these as Denmark, United States, Sweden, Canada and Switzerland). But five British universities are named among the world's 20 best by QS World University Rankings, which are released annually by the higher education marketing company, Quacquarelli Symonds. According to the this year's rankings, half of the top 20 universities in the world are in the United States, three are in Asia and two are in Switzerland. The QS league table measures universities according to six factors: academic reputation, international student ratio, international faculty ratio, faculty to student ratio, citations per … [Read more...] about World’s top 20 universities: how does Britain rank?
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From USA TODAY Network and wire reports Published 8:43 PM EDT Jul 17, 2019 Alabama Prattville: The law that allows Sunday alcohol sales from retail stores in the city with valid state-issued liquor licenses goes into effect Aug. 1. Sales will be allowed with no time constraints. The city council approved the move during the board’s Tuesday night meeting. The ordinance passed 6-0-1, with District 3 Councilwoman Denise Brown abstaining. She serves as executive director of the Autauga Interfaith Care Center, a nondenominational charity. Last year, the council approved off-premises Sunday sales in the Elmore County portion of Prattville, after the Elmore County Commission got Legislative approval to allow the sales. Alaska Juneau: Residents of rural parts of the state will be hit with rising energy costs after a statewide funding change. The state’s Energy Desk reported that the Legislature annually transfers money from state accounts into the Constitutional Budget … [Read more...] about 50 states
Samuel Stebbins and Michael B. Sauter 24/7 Wall Street Published 7:27 AM EDT Jun 27, 2019 By several economic indicators, the United States is in a historic era of prosperity. The unemployment rate recently hit 3.3%, its lowest point since the 1960s; the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high last year; and over the past decade, incomes have climbed by 14% nationwide, and by at least 16% in over a dozen states. In this context, it can be easy to overlook the parts of the country that have been left behind. In nearly every state in the nation, there is at least one county where social and economic measures reflect a poor quality of life. To identify the worst counties to live in, 24/7 Wall St. used U.S. Census Bureau data to construct an index of three measures: poverty, the percentage of adults who have at least a bachelor’s degree, and average life expectancy at birth. Only counties with populations of at least 10,000 were considered. County equivalents … [Read more...] about The worst county to live in all 50 states
Shaun McKinnon Arizona Republic Published 10:32 PM EDT May 24, 2019 GRASS VALLEY, Calif. Lou Conter is telling the story of the night his patrol bomber was shot down seven miles off the coast of New Guinea, dumping the seaplane's 10-man crew into the Pacific Ocean. The crew was not alone in the water. "We had 10 or 12 sharks around us all the time," Conter says. "I told the men, 'If a shark comes close, hit it in the nose with your fist as hard as you can.'" The men stayed afloat until another plane saw the burning wreckage and tossed out a life raft. The exhausted crew dragged ashore an hour later and hid in the jungle, fearful they would be captured by Japanese soldiers. The next night, an American PT boat retrieved all 10 men. As Conter told it, the story wasn't about punching sharks, or skulking in the jungle or chasing shadows to the waiting rescue boat. Conter was talking about survival, about coming back alive. His time in the war started that way. He was 20 when he … [Read more...] about USS Arizona: The men who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor
United Kingdom European Union membership referendum “ Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union? ” LocationUnited Kingdom (pop. 65.648m) and Gibraltar (pop. 0.030m)Date23 June 2016 Results Votes % Leave 17,410,742 51.89% Remain 16,141,241 48.11% Valid votes 33,551,983 99.92% Invalid or blank votes 25,359 0.08% Total votes 33,577,342 100.00% Registered voters/turnout 46,500,001 72.21% Results by voting areas Leave Remain On the map, the darker shades for a colour indicate a larger margin. The results for Northern Ireland are by parliamentary constituency. The electorate of 46.5m represents 70.8% of the population.The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum and the Brexit referendum, took place on 23 June 2016 in the United Kingdom (UK) and Gibraltar to ask the electorate if the country should remain a member of, … [Read more...] about 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum