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A slight of hand – Has Macron simply replaced one institution for another?

As of April 2021, the Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA) dubbed ‘the Strasbourg-based finishing school for top civil servants’  will close and instead be replaced by the new Institute of Public Service (IPS). This change comes from President Emmanuel Macron, who attended ENA himself. Along with the two prime ministers he appointed. So, on the surface …

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Google Announces 11 Initiatives to Receive a Share of €10M in its Aim to Build a Greener Europe Alongside EIT Climate-KIC

As part of its Impact Challenge on Climate, Google has invested €10M in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This will fund innovative programs and workshops as the tech giant uses technology in a bid to accelerate Europe’s progress towards a greener, more resilient future. The focus will be on renewable energy, natural …

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‘Golden City of Luxor’ – An Exciting new Egyptian Find has been Unearthed

Historians and archaeologists alike are excited. The finds near the Valley of Kings in Luxor including the remains of various homes, streets, and bakeries are so extensive that it could take a full decade to excavate. Besty Byran, a professor of Egyptian art and archelogy at John Hopkins University, said that the find was the …

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ASOS Strikes £295m Acquisition Deal with Failed Retail Group Arcadia

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ASOS strikes £295m deal to buy four brands from the failed retail group Arcadia. ASOS is buying the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands but not their shops. The acquisition will be set out in two parts – ASOS is paying £265m for the brands and a further £30m for the stock. The acquisition …

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A Unicorn is Born: Flutterwave Earns Unicorn Status and Announces New Partnership with PayPal

Flutterwave, the payment processing company, closed a series C funding round, raising $170 million. In doing so, it took the company’s valuation to a figure “in excess of $1billion”, earning it unicorn status. It also means the company has now raised over $225 million in funding since beginning in 2016. US hedge fund, Tiger Global, and …

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Snapshot update: What digging a little deeper can reveal

The chariot unearthed from the Civita Giuliana Excavation has not only challenged what is known about the ancient world but digging a little deeper, a more interesting picture emerges. The dig has always had two purposes. The first reveals the constant threat faced by any archaeological site – theft. The dig was organised in cooperation …

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Sexual Harassment and its Growing Numbers

The recent sad and unsettling news of Sarah Everard’s death has bought up the discussion and awareness of the high numbers of increase in sexual harassment within the UK and how 97% of women have experienced some type of harassment. Following this, many have demanded that a solution needs to be found aside from simply telling women to follow …

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to dismiss criminal charges

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to dismiss criminal charges. A federal judge has denied requests to dismiss the criminal charges filed against Holmes and former top executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani in connection with their blood-testing start-up. Holmes went to trial on March 9th, facing charges that she and Balwani defrauded investors and deceived patients …

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MPs Vote in Favour of the Controversial Policing Bill

The controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has passed its second reading in the House of Commons by 359-263. It will now go to the committee and report stage where MPs will pick at its most controversial elements and attempt to make amendments to it. It will then return to the Commons for a third reading, …

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