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.
- Hurricane Ophelia has battered the majority of Ireland, while affecting parts of the United Kingdom. Significant damage, including power losses, have been reported. So far, unfortunately three deaths have been confirmed. Ophelia has many parallels with the ‘Great Storm of 1987’. The inclement weather is due to remain for at least another day in Ireland.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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’.
- 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.
- A recent study has found the lack of a wage puts people off the idea of completing an apprenticeship.
- This week’s Editor’s choice looks at where Queen Elizabeth II is head of state. The list may surprise you!
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- 3rd – 14 Times Gemma Collins summed up the University Experience
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.