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Fashion and Madness

Mad man and normal man

Fashion and Madness; How we got this far After examining this, the question we need to ask ourselves is how have we gotten this far? The first point of call is the family; yes, the family. The family as one of the most important institutions of socialization has a great …

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Which comes first, Strength or Endurance?

By: Afolabi Franca Someone asked me the above question and after thinking so hard about it, I decided to write a short note on it. The question posits a wide view of writing, but I will write from four different perspectives. As an athlete, what constitutes strength? The physical quality …

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HOW INITIATIVE ELEVATES US

By: Afolabi Franca “Initiative is doing the right thing without being told” Victor Hugo. The term “initiative”has been defined as ‘a new way of dealing with a problem or situation’. It is an approach to a situation with a pristine mind. Many of the 21st technological and scientific breakthrough came …

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UK pushed out of Interrail scheme after dispute

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The UK’s decades-long membership of the Interrail scheme, which allows people to travel around Europe on a single train ticket, is to end. From January 2020, UK rail journeys will no longer be covered by either the Interrail or Eurail passes, said Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which …

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Brexit: Food industry seeks no-deal competition waiver

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The UK food industry has asked the government to waive aspects of competition law to allow firms to co-ordinate and direct supplies with each other after a no-deal Brexit. The Food and Drink Federation  (FDF) said it repeatedly asked ministers for clarity on a no-deal scenario. Existing rules …

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The real price of buying cheap clothes

  Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The French or Italians might like to think of themselves as the most fashionable people in Europe – but it is the Brits that are the most dedicated shoppers. The British buy more clothes than their neighbours and five times as many items as they did …

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Disney disappoints despite a string of movie hits

  Image copyrightDISNEYChris Hemsworth as Thor in Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney’s latest profit has failed to impress Wall Street, despite producing blockbuster movie hits including Avengers: Endgame and Toy Story 4. Disney’s shares fell 5% in after-hours trading when the firm posted figures that missed analysts’ forecasts. Profits at the …

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Premier League: Which three clubs could go down?

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke (left), Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder (centre) and Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith (right) will be looking to make their mark in the Premier League Over the past 10 seasons, two of the three promoted sides on average have survived, with 19 of the …

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