Weekly Bulletin: Mon 16 Oct 2017

Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 16th October 2017. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.

 

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World

  • An attack in Somalia has claimed the lives of over 150 people. It is the worst attack ever seen in the east-African nation.
  • Accusations of sexual assault continue to mount against Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of the well-renowned ‘Weinstein Company’. Weinstein was sacked last week – he has since checked into rehab.
  • A series of wildfires across Spain and Portugal are being fought by emergency services. So far, it is believed that over 30 people have died as a result of the wildfires.

 

UK

  • As mentioned above, the United Kingdom continues to battle Hurricane Ophelia. While the hurricane hasn’t had the effect many predicted, the Met Office are still preaching caution.

 

Business

  • Clearly affected by the knock-on effects of the ongoing sexual assault allegations, the Weinstein Company are in selling talks with potential investors.
  • Due to concerns over faulty airbags, Mercedes-Benz have recalled 400,000 cars in the UK.

 

Politics

  • With Brexit talks so far hitting an impasse, British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to sit down with the EU to attempt to get the talks moving in a positive direction. There have been fears in Britain regarding a ‘no deal’.

 

Technology

  • Social network giant Facebook are set to contribute significant funds to implement anti-bullying programmes.
  • Researchers have prompted worry with the revelation that there are significant security flaws to Wi-Fi. Updates and patches to alleviate the concerns involved are set to be released in the coming weeks.

 

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Education

  • A recent study has found the lack of a wage puts people off the idea of completing an apprenticeship.

 

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From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.

 

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