Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 29th January 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam title – following his victory over Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open of 2018. The victory cements Federer’s position as the greatest tennis player of all time. He has now won 10% of all Grand Slams in the Open Era – a staggering statistic. Caroline Wozniacki won her first Grand Slam title in the Women’s event, overcoming Simona Halep to claim victory.
- Following last week’s temporary Governmental shut down, normal service has been resumed in the United States of America. The Government shut down due to an impasse being reached between Democrats and Republicans over crucial bills.
- In the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman has been re-elected for a second term.
- Criticism has continued to be levelled at construction giant Carillion – who recently entered liquidation – putting thousands of jobs at risk. Revelations have revealed some exorbitant spending and dividend payouts to shareholders – despite their financial position.
- Three teenagers were killed after a man had crashed into them, while they were waiting at a bus station. The crash happened in Hayes. Investigations are ongoing
- A series of Freedom of Information requests have revealed worrying mental health statistics at UK Universities, with concerns being raised over waiting times. See our full article here.
- The Founder of the IKEA Furniture chain – Ingvar Kamprad, has sadly passed away at the age of 91, it has been announced.
- It has been a relatively quiet week for the world of Politics!
- In a worldwide first, Amazon have opened a supermarket with no checkouts – using sensors to track customers, where they will eventually bill their payment card upon exit from the supermarket. See the full story here.
- Google will be letting users ‘mute’ adverts that show products from websites they have previously visited.
- A UniEel study into 64 University’s has found there has been widescale spending on library fines – amounting to £2.2M purely for the 2016-17 academic year. It is the latest controversy in the higher education sector.
- A student ‘horror house’ has been uncovered in Liverpool, with students living in a house full of damp. See our article here for more.
- The University of Cambridge has responded with a statement to accusations that Dr. Maha Abdelrahman played a role in the death of Giulio Regeni. See the full story here.
- Prospective student’s from around the country continue to apply to University. Check out our advice section for help with this.
- This week’s Editor’s choice is an article that looks at the Mysterious Disappearance of Frederick Valentich. Theories, information and a biography of Valentich are examined. Is this case proof of extraterrestrial life? Take a look at the article!
Most Read This Week:
- 1st – 10 Things to do at London School of Economics
- 2nd – FreePrints App: What’s the Catch?!
- 3rd – Update on Assault on Aberystwyth Uni Student
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.