A PESTEL ANALYSIS OF COVID-19

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY Coronavirus (commonly known as (COVID-19) is one among the family of coronaviruses that cause illnesses such as common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)[1]. Some of the identified COVID-19 symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat, headache, fatigue, new … Continue reading A PESTEL ANALYSIS OF COVID-19

UK university staff support protests over salaries and work conditions

Disruption at UK universities is set to widen this winter after staff backed strikes over pay and working conditions, joining colleagues who voted for strikes over pensions earlier this week. A total of 58 institutions have now supported strike ballots, and they may be joined by others after the University and College Union (UCU) said … Continue reading UK university staff support protests over salaries and work conditions

Large number of immigrants crossing Channel to the UK in small boats

The number of people crossing the Channel by small boats in a single day reached a record number for this century on Wednesday, eclipsing the daily arrival figures during the summer. Despite the low November temperatures, at least 853 people came to the UK, the Home Office confirmed. The figure surpasses the previous daily record … Continue reading Large number of immigrants crossing Channel to the UK in small boats

19-AND-FAMOUS: How Matthew Mindler killed himself with sodium nitrate

Matthew Mindler Former child star Matthew Mindler killed himself using sodium nitrate he ordered for $15 from Amazon — after searching online how to use it in suicides, according to officials and his mother. After toxicology tests, the Lancaster County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the 19-year-old “Our Idiot Brother” actor’s death from August to be suicide by sodium nitrate … Continue reading 19-AND-FAMOUS: How Matthew Mindler killed himself with sodium nitrate

Abattoir workers wanted in the UK as labor shortages persist

British ministers Thursday bowed to meat industry demands to allow more abattoir workers into the country as the U.K. grapples with widespread labor shortages. Photo by mali maeder on Pexels.com Environment Secretary George Eustice announced that up to 800 pork butchers will be able to apply for temporary visas allowing them to travel and work in the … Continue reading Abattoir workers wanted in the UK as labor shortages persist

Europe overtakes China as the world’s crypto capital

Europe is now the world's biggest cryptocurrency economy, with the continent receiving over €870 billion in crypto in the past year. Photo by Alesia Kozik on Pexels.com Countries in central, northern and western Europe (CNWE) accounted for 25 per cent of all global cryptocurrency activity, new analysis by blockchain data firm Chainalysis found. The United … Continue reading Europe overtakes China as the world’s crypto capital

PayPal users in the UK will be allowed to trade cryptocurrency this week

PayPal users in the United Kingdom will be able to buy, sell and hold Bitcoin on the platform from this week, the company has announced. Users will also be able to trade Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash on PayPal's website and mobile app. With over 400 million active users worldwide, PayPal is one of the … Continue reading PayPal users in the UK will be allowed to trade cryptocurrency this week

How to revive the UK economy after COVID-19

The Covid-19 (a mutation of the SAARS[1] family of viruses) virus pandemic made its way across the borders of the United Kingdom, from Far East Asia, during January 2020. In response to this public health crisis, following the advice given to the Conservative UK government headed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson; by Epidemiologists, Medical Scientists, … Continue reading How to revive the UK economy after COVID-19

UK under pressure over vulnerable Afghans left behind

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday praised the “colossal” effort to airlift civilians from Kabul, as U.K. troops and diplomats flew home after the two-week mission, ending 20 years of British military involvement in Afghanistan. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson In a video message, Johnson praised the “colossal exertions” of British troops engaged in … Continue reading UK under pressure over vulnerable Afghans left behind

US lawyers protest UK decision on Julian Assange

Lawyers acting on behalf of the U.S. government on Wednesday challenged a British judge’s decision to block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges in the United States, arguing that assessments of Assange’s mental health should be reviewed. The British judge, Vanessa Baraitser, ruled in January that Assange was likely to … Continue reading US lawyers protest UK decision on Julian Assange