In the heart of Madrid, El Campo de Cebada offers a space for all

At the crossroads in La Latina, the old-town barrio at the heart of Madrid, a scruffy blue-and-white painted fence of corrugated steel runs the curve of the corner. Peer through a porthole, and you’ll find yourself looking down into a wide, space of poured concrete and graffiti, scattered with tiered benches, a basketball hoop at either end. This is El Campo de la Cebada, a community space created por y para los vecinos – for and by the neighbours – when the local authority demolished the swimming pool. The money…

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Haimark Offers 10-day Cuba 360: A Circumnavigation of Cuba Cruise

Haimark Line is offering a 10-day Cuba 360: A Circumnavigation of Cuba cruise departing February 11, 2016 from Miami. Ports of call for this inaugural sailing include Miami – Havana – Maria La Gorda – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Santiago de Cuba – Baracoa or Alejandro de Humboldt National Park – Holguin. The all-inclusive rate of $3,200 covers the cruise, open bar, meals, shore excursions, and a one category upgrade.   [Source:- Travelworldnews]

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University admissions: Sharp rise in unconditional offers ‘makes institutions look desperate’

It used to be relatively rare for universities to make unconditional offers. Between 2008 and 2013 fewer than one per cent of all offers were unconditional Getty Images The sharp rise in universities giving unconditional offers of places to sixthformers makes institutions look “desperate” and risks making students “sit back and twiddle their thumbs”, a leading headteacher has warned. Peter Hamilton, head of The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Hertfordshire, told an education conference that he was concerned at the sharp rise in unconditional offers which saw a  93 per…

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Final-year medical students face delay to job offers

Students say UK Foundation Programme Office hold-up is a blow at a time when morale is already low due to junior doctor contracts row A medical student at work in a laboratory. Photograph: Matt Lincoln/Getty Images/Cultura Thousands of final-year medical students have been left with no idea where they will begin work after the body responsible for making job offers took a last-minute decision not to publish the results of their applications on Thursday. Students due to hear news of where they were starting their first jobs expressed anger and…

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RAF careers: Pioneering college offers teenagers chance to train for Royal Air Force jobs

Teenagers will be offered the opportunity to train to work in the RAF at a pioneering college to be opened in September. The Air and Defence Career College in Lincoln will be the first of its kind – at first offering 16 to 18-years the chance to train for a range of jobs with the RAF and the opportunity to use its facilities at its nearby air force base in Coningsby. The college will expand to take in 14-year-olds from September 2017 and – if successful – will be the…

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Stoke offers to pay tuition fees in maths drive

Stoke-on-Trent is trying to radically improve maths standards in its schools, including by helping to pay off the tuition fees of maths teachers who come to work in the city. The maths project is aimed at improving the chances for young people growing up in a city where many traditional industries have declined. Local MP Tristram Hunt is working with local schools, council and employers. Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw will launch the scheme on Wednesday. The £1m maths project, a form of educational urban regeneration, is aimed at attracting…

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2016 Nissan Leaf Offers 107-Mile Range

Have you been thinking of switching to an electric car, but still have range anxiety? Nissan might have the solution. The automaker on Thursday introduced its 2016 all-electric Leaf with an available 30 kWh battery, which provides a range of 107 miles. That’s a 27 percent increase over the previous 24 kWh battery found in the 2015 model. The new battery comes standard in the Leaf SV and SL models while the base Leaf S will still come with the 24 kWh battery, which offers a range of 84 miles.…

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Placements at B-Schools like IIMs, others set to rock; e-commerce firms lead the pack with early pre-placement offers

  NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: A steady flow of pre-placement offers at top business schools has set the stage for an expected robust placement season ahead. Some B-schools have seen the offers double from a year ago as companies such as the Boston Consulting Group, Amazon, Godrej and Vodafone are increasingly using this route to get tried and tested talent on board. Pre-placement offers post summer internships start trickling into campuses at this time of the year and generally go on till December. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon has received 31 offers so…

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