Welcome to the Weekly Bulletin of News for Monday 5th February 2018. Here is a brief summary of the news emanating from the world in the past week.
- In the NFL’s SuperBowl, the Philadelphia Eagles claimed a surprise victory – defeating the New England Patriots. The event took place in the freezing cold of Minnesota, USA. The victory for the Eagles was their first SuperBowl title in history, and sparked jubilant celebrations across Philadelphia that lasted long into the night.
- A total lunar eclipse occurred on January 31, 2018. The eclipse was visible in many parts of Asia and the Southern Hemisphere.
- American reality star Kylie Jenner has given birth to a girl. This birth, which took place on February 1, ends months of speculation regarding Jenner’s pregnancy.
- Justin Timberlake was the standout act in the SuperBowl Halftime show. It is believed advertisers paid over $500,000 to secure a 30-second advert during the event. Millions of people tuned into the event.
- President of the United States Donald Trump has criticised the UK’s NHS, claiming it is ‘going broke and not working’.
- A Neo-Nazi individual, Ethan Stables, has been found guilty of planning a machete attack on an LGBT event at a pub.
- 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 Australian owner of the retail firm ‘Homebase’ has claimed that up to 40 stores could soon be closed, putting around 2,000 jobs at risk.
- Talks over Brexit continue.
- The long-awaited court battle between Waymo and Uber is set to begin. The suggestion is that Uber stole trade secrets from Waymo for self-driving cars. Waymo is a company that spun-off from Google.
- 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.
- 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 Simpsons’ uncanny ability as a TV show to predict the future. The article reviews 15 occasions when the show has predicted the future. Take a look!
From the team at UniEel, good luck for the week ahead.