• Business

    How a student turned his part-time job as a teacher into a £1million tutoring app

    ISMAIL Jeilani is one of a few graduates without a gigantic student loan debt looming over his head. In fact, the 25-year-old paid off his £27,000 tuition fees during his second year of university at King’s College London by working as a tutor – and it inspired him to start a £1million business. Ismail worked as a personal tutor, teaching Arabic grammar and economics for between 15 and 20 hours a week alongside his studies While studying politics and economics, Ismail ditched going out with mates in favour of teaching kids Arabic and economics and it gave him an idea for an app. Scoodle, which launched in 2017, connects students…

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    NASA discovers fresh ‘blast pattern’ on Mars

    Sometime between July and September of 2018, a rock smacked into Mars and left an impressive mark near the planet’s south pole.   NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) snapped a view of the resulting impact crater and the explosive signature it left on the icy landscape.   ‘It’s notable because it occurred in the seasonal southern ice cap, and has apparently punched through it, creating a two-toned blast pattern,’ NASA planetary scientist Ross Beyer said of the image released on Tuesday.   Impact craters result when a meteoroid or other space-faring rock collides with Mars.   Beyer says the larger, lighter-colored blast area could be caused by winds scouring the surface…

  • Business

    Jamie Oliver is launching a new range of healthy wraps and sandwiches to be sold at Shell petrol garages

    JAMIE Oliver is launching a healthy new deli range in 500 filling stations across Britain in a tie up with energy giant Shell. The Jamie Oliver deli by Shell range, which comprises 80 products, will launch on January 31 and promises more “fruit, veg, and colour”. Jamie Oliver’s new collaboration with Shell will bring you healthy snacks, sandwiches and salads on the go It will be rolled out in five petrol stations a week as celebrity chef Jamie moves into food on the go. The launch comes after the high-profile woes at his restaurant chain  Jamie’s Italian, which is closing 12 outlets and has swallowed nearly £13million of the TV…

  • Travel

    Casa Amarelo – The Brazilian Art of Living

    Casa Amarelo, or the Yellow House, is a charming boutique hotel housed in an old mansion from 1904 that provides a slice of French ‘savoir faire’ in the most bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Santa Teresa. With design created by renowned Parisian studio Robert le Héros, the bohemian chic feel is seen throughout. The large, spacious rooms draw from the graphic patterns and geometry of the original tiles and parquet floors, each having its own ‘personality’.

  • Science

    Around the world, people have surprisingly modest notions of the ‘ideal’ life

    It seems reasonable that people would want to maximize various aspects of life if they were given the opportunity to do so, whether it’s the pleasure they feel, how intelligent they are, or how much personal freedom they have. In actuality, people around the world seem to aspire for more moderate levels of these and other traits, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.   “Our research shows that people’s sense of perfection is surprisingly modest,” says psychological scientist Matthew J. Hornsey of the University of Queensland, first author on the research. “People wanted to have positive qualities, such as health and happiness,…

  • Travel

    A Modern Approach to an Old City

    Entering the bumpy cobblestone streets of Antigua from the main road is an adventure in itself. The ground starts to dance with movement as the chicken bus briskly turns a corner and bursts into the small narrow streets of the city. Brightly colored walls fly by and a different volcano peeks into view through each opening.

  • Science

    The quasar that just disappeared

    Astronomers can’t find any sign of the supermassive black hole at the center of the quasar named SDSS J1011+5442, and they couldn’t be happier. “This is the first time we’ve seen a quasar shut off this dramatically, this quickly,” said Penn State Postdoctoral Scholar Jessie Runnoe, who led the international team of astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) that is reporting this discovery today. The black hole is still there, but the super-bright quasar it powered by swallowing the gas in its vicinity has disappeared over the past ten years, as it appears to have swallowed all the gas nearby. Runnoe’s team reports today that it was unable…

  • Business

    John Lewis ‘will be last to raise prices’ pledges boss Paula Nickolds as she warns of tough times ahead

    THE new boss of JOHN LEWIS yesterday warned of tough times on the High Street but vowed the chain would be the last to raise prices. Paula Nickolds, 44, who took charge in January,  said retailers faced “significant”  cost hikes from the Brexit-hit Pound. Paula Nickolds, 44, who took charge in January, said retailers faced ‘significant’ cost hikes from the Brexit-hit Pound But she vowed John Lewis would stick by its famous motto of “never knowingly undersold”. Around 70 per cent of its products are imported. Ms Nickolds, the first woman boss in the chain’s 152-year history, said: “We have hedging positions to protect us against currency movements. The retailer’s…

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    Sci-Tech

    Amazon Scout robots are heading out to deliver packages

    Amazon is testing a small fleet of autonomous delivery robots in Washington state.   On Wednesday the company introduced Scout, a fully electric robot, about the size of a small cooler, that’ll deliver packages to customers’ doorsteps. Starting Wednesday, these robots will deliver items in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington, Amazon said in a blog post.     The e-commerce giant said it’s starting with six Amazon Scout robots that’ll make deliveries Monday through Friday during daytime. Scout robots can navigate around pets, pedestrians and other things in their way, Amazon said, though they’ll initially be accompanied by a human employee.     ‘We are happy to welcome Amazon…