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UK universities 'face disaster within weeks' without clear Brexit plan

Warwick University vice-chancellor says certainty is needed over EU citizens’ rights to avoid exodus of staff at all levels

British universities face “a moment of great trauma” in the next few weeks unless the government makes clear its post-Brexit plans for EU residents in the UK, a leading vice-chancellor has warned.

Prof Stuart Croft of Warwick University said in an interview with the Guardian that the possibility of no deal being struck to exit the EU was “utterly bizarre”, and that institutions needed certainty over residency rights by the end of the year to avoid seeing staff at all levels deciding to leave.

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‘Screaming in terror’: teen survivor relives ordeal of Guatemala children’s shelter fire

Eight months after the fire that killed 41 girls locked in a room at an orphanage in San José Pinula, memories of the tragedy continue to haunt those seeking justice

There was so much smoke that Estefani Sotoj Hernández couldn’t see anything. But she could hear the screams as girls struggled to escape the flames that engulfed the Virgen de la Asunción children’s home.

“[The fire] was really small at first, and then it got really big and there was so much smoke,” says Estefani. “I was very afraid. Everybody was screaming in terror. You couldn’t tell what was happening to your body. It was really hot and many [of the girls] lost consciousness, others were burning.”

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The political crisis in Northern Ireland is bad for charities. Why don't we protest?

There’s been no devolved government in Northern Ireland since January 2017, paralysing the voluntary organisations that should be championing change

  • Nigel McKinney is director of operations at Building Change Trust

In mid-October, at the AGM of CO3, the Northern Ireland third sector leaders’ organisation, where leaders had gathered to discuss the future of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector here, one of the speakers asked why we weren’t all out on the streets, protesting.

It was a rhetorical but pertinent question, given that has been no devolved government in Northern Ireland since January 2017 because the DUP and Sinn Féin cannot come to a power-sharing agreement. Later, another member asked how many of us believes the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland is well positioned to achieve change. Out of an audience of around 100 people, five cautiously put up their hands.

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How the brown bear became public enemy number one in rural Romania

Despite a national hunting ban, the attitude to bears has become increasingly hostile, with some remote villagers taking matters into their own hands

High up in the Carpathian mountains, a forest guard named Csaba Demeter was leaving the woods one evening early this summer when a brown bear attacked him from behind. It pinned him to the ground, sunk its teeth into his limbs and tore deep lacerations into his back with its claws. Demeter pulled his coat over his head and played dead, holding his breath and stiffening his limbs as the bear dug into his flesh. It was five minutes before the animal gave up and moved slowly back into the forest, leaving Demeter barely alive on the mountainside.

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Kezia Dugdale: I'll donate part of I'm a Celebrity fee to charity

Scottish MSP admits sums involved are not ‘in any sense small’ as she defends her decision to appear in reality TV show

Kezia Dugdale, the former Scottish Labour leader, has promised to donate parts of her fee from appearing in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here to a homeless charity as she defended her decision to take part in the show.

Dugdale rejected complaints from her Labour colleagues at Holyrood that appearing in the reality show on ITV was akin to taking a second job, but admitted she would be well paid for it.

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‘Screaming in terror’: teen survivor relives ordeal of Guatemala children’s shelter fire

Eight months after the fire that killed 41 girls locked in a room at an orphanage in San José Pinula, memories of the tragedy continue to haunt those seeking justice

There was so much smoke that Estefani Sotoj Hernández couldn’t see anything. But she could hear the screams as girls struggled to escape the flames that engulfed the Virgen de la Asunción children’s home.

“[The fire] was really small at first, and then it got really big and there was so much smoke,” says Estefani. “I was very afraid. Everybody was screaming in terror. You couldn’t tell what was happening to your body. It was really hot and many [of the girls] lost consciousness, others were burning.”

Continue reading...
UK universities 'face disaster within weeks' without clear Brexit plan

Warwick University vice-chancellor says certainty is needed over EU citizens’ rights to avoid exodus of staff at all levels

British universities face “a moment of great trauma” in the next few weeks unless the government makes clear its post-Brexit plans for EU residents in the UK, a leading vice-chancellor has warned.

Prof Stuart Croft of Warwick University said in an interview with the Guardian that the possibility of no deal being struck to exit the EU was “utterly bizarre”, and that institutions needed certainty over residency rights by the end of the year to avoid seeing staff at all levels deciding to leave.

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Jack Maynard: outrage as ‘racist’ vlogger avoids being eaten by rats

So farewell, Jack Maynard, aka ‘YouTuber Jack Maynard’, who has left I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! to sort out “circumstances outside camp”. Maynard wanted to “do the internet proud”. And he did just that, introducing the TV-watching tribes to life on the web. As the Sun thunders: “YouTube sensation, 22, was forced to apologise for racist and homophobic slurs on his Twitter account where he branded users ‘retarded’.”

Twitter’s a bit like a 1970s comedians showcase, albeit without the wit, laughs, likeable characters and fun.

 

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