Study highlights wealth gap in university access – BBC News

Study highlights wealth gap in university access – BBC News
The study drew on figures from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to highlight the area of Shirebrook in North West Derbyshire, where just 4.8% of young people started university in 2015. By contrast, the area with the highest university entrants was Gerrards Cross North in Buckinghamshire, at 87.2%. On average, the researchers found that in the most deprived 10% of postcodes about 20% of young people went to university in 2015, compared with about half of those

Scottish salmon exports reach record value in first half of 2017 – BBC News

Scottish salmon exports reach record value in first half of 2017 – BBC News
It is believed Scottish producers are having to spend at least 30m a year on measures to respond to the issue.How Scottish salmon conquered the worldHowever, consumer demand for the fish has continued to rise - pushing prices to record levels.Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), hailed the latest export figures.And he pointed to the development of the Far East marketplace as being a major factor.'Worth the effort'Mr Landsburgh said: "The fact that annual

How department stores changed the way we shop – BBC News

How department stores changed the way we shop – BBC News
50 Things That Made the Modern Economy highlights the inventions, ideas and innovations that helped create the economic world.It is broadcast on the BBC World Service. You can find more information about the programme's sources and listen online or subscribe to the programme podcast.As he had in Chicago, Selfridge swept away the previous custom of stashing merchandise behind locked glass doors in cabinets, or high up on unreachable shelves. Instead, he laid out the open aisle displays we now

Me and my scar: It took me 45 years to love my body – BBC News

Me and my scar: It took me 45 years to love my body – BBC News
We were just playing around, me and my siblings, and I ran into the bathroom and shut the door. We were told not to go in there. I went in there and my sister pushed the door, and that's when I fell backwards into the bowl of boiling water, causing very bad burns. There was pandemonium in the house, screaming I went into shock and was having fits. Then the ambulance arrived. They gathered my family together and told

Mas Said to Be in Talks to Join Jeter for Miami Marlins

Mas Said to Be in Talks to Join Jeter for Miami Marlins
Jorge Mas, who was bidding against Derek Jeter to buy the Miami Marlins, is in talks to join the former Yankees captain’s winning bid group as controlling owner of the Major League Baseball team, according to people familiar with the matter.The chairman of MasTec Inc. would put in at least $200 million and replace Bruce Sherman as the controlling owner in Jeter’s $1.2 billion bid, the people said, asking not to be named because the talks are confidential. Sherman had

Trump Is Ready to Turn Up the Heat on China Over IP Transfers

Trump Is Ready to Turn Up the Heat on China Over IP Transfers
President Donald Trump is stepping up pressure on China over what the U.S. perceives to be the theft of intellectual property, opening a new front of trade friction even as the world’s largest economies try to work together to contain North Korea’s nuclear threat.Photographer: Andrew Harrer/BloombergTrump will sign an executive memorandum on Monday directing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider investigating China over its IP policies, especially the practice of forcing U.S. companies operating in China to transfer

Sunderland gas explosion survivor ‘saved by fridge’ – BBC News

Sunderland gas explosion survivor ‘saved by fridge’ – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment the blast ripped through the house, flattening in seconds A woman survived a gas blast which destroyed a house because a fridge fell on her, her sister has said.Susan Shepherd was pulled from the rubble of her home in Rosslyn Avenue, Sunderland, following the explosion on Friday morning.The semi-detached was flattened by the blast and a neighbouring property was heavily damaged.Tracy Tia Judson said her sister, who is in

Healthy Spicy Salad Recipe : Quick Meals for Dinner

Healthy Spicy Salad Recipe : Quick Meals for Dinner
Healthy Spicy Salad Recipe : Quick Meals for Dinner Spice It Up with Salsa People . Indian Style Cucumber Salad Recipe - So easy n super tasty enjoy. Another curry from the how to cook great food stable of video recipes. We are crazy about . Mexican Salad, can be a sumptuous meal in itself or a delectable accompaniment to your dinner. Food blogger Tarika Singh brings you a hearty and filling . Salad can be a sumptuous meal

Altice Is Considering Seeking Equity Funds for Charter Bid

Altice Is Considering Seeking Equity Funds for Charter Bid
Patrick Drahi’s Altice NV is considering asking Charter Communications Inc., according to people with knowledge of the matter.Photographer: Eric Piermont/AFP via Getty ImagesConsiderations are at an early stage and it isn’t clear how much of an equity commitment Drahi may seek from the funds, the people said, asking not to be identified as the details aren’t public. Altice hasn’t yet formally approached Altice, London-based BC Partners and Canada Pension, based in Toronto, all declined to comment. Altice and its

Tiny drone lands on Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier – BBC News

Tiny drone lands on Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier – BBC News
Image copyright Black Isle Images He took a photograph, then took off again and managed to fly the drone back safely. "I could have been anybody. It was like a ghost ship," he said."I would say my mistake should open their eyes to a glaring gap in security. This was a bit of tomfoolery but it could have been something terrible, not just for the ship and its crew but for the people of Invergordon."The pilot was aware he

Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear

Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear
Amazon is issuing refunds for those whove purchased possibly fake solar eclipse glasses on the site in anticipation of this summers big solar eclipse event. A lot of folks have been gearing up for the event that will depending on where you are either totally block out the sun or partially block it as the eclipse moves across the North American hemisphere on August 21st. Many of these same people have turned to the ease of Amazon for ordering

Putney Bridge jogger push suspect eliminated from inquiry – BBC News

Putney Bridge jogger push suspect eliminated from inquiry – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPutney Bridge: CCTV of jogger 'pushing' woman in front of bus A man arrested on suspicion of pushing a woman into the path of a bus while jogging has been eliminated from the investigation.Eric Bellquist, 41, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following the incident on London's Putney Bridge.His lawyer said Mr Bellquist "categorically denied" being the man seen in the video.The Met said he will

Bristol hospital ‘pauses’ maternity ward fox removal plan – BBC News

Bristol hospital ‘pauses’ maternity ward fox removal plan – BBC News
Image copyright North Bristol NHS Trust Image caption The hospital said it was concerned the animals were "potentially disease carriers" The hospital revealed last week that it had enlisted the services of a pest control company to capture and "humanely" deal with a group of foxes outside its maternity unit. Image copyright Facebook Nikki Hamilton posted: "I love the NHS and will always defend to the hilt but not happy that exterminators are killing the foxes", while Caroline Littlewood

Crunch Report | Benchmark Sues Travis Kalanick

Crunch Report | Benchmark Sues Travis Kalanick
Benchmark sues former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Facebook buys computer vision startup focused on adding objects to video Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Tito hamzeEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going

Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?
Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase. More posts by this contributor: Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items The state of the unicorn For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage on, next come the veggie burgers, the soy dogs, the meatless meatballs, the caramel-brown vacuum-sealed lumps called field roasts. Eventually, we grow accustomed to these chewy, protein-dense,