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NHS staff survey prompts call to tackle bullying and discrimination

NHS bosses in England have told senior managers in trusts and other parts of the service to do more to tackle worrying levels of stress, harassment, bullying, abuse and discrimination reported by staff.<p>An annual staff survey answered by nearly 300,000 people – about a quarter of the total workforce …

Why Charles Dickens's best character is non-existent

‘Brooks of Sheffield’ appears in Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield just once, in passing conversation, but he’s a true masterpiece of storytelling, says author Sally Christie<p>Lots of people love Dickens. Of course I don’t claim to love or appreciate him more than anyone else. Indeed, when I first …

London-Based Dribble Launches Daily Fantasy Soccer App

Dribble, the London startup founded by Nicholas Wright and Daniel Qu (whom I’m told met at TechCrunch Disrupt) and Rupert Brenninkmeijer, kicks off today with the launch of a daily fantasy app for soccer.<p>The new model, which is already popular in the U.S., opens up fantasy sports to more gamers as …

Fantasy Sports

Google is shutting down Google Compare

Site allowed users to compare offers for car insurance, credit cards, and mortgages<p>Google is shutting down a service that allowed web users to compare offers for car insurance, credit cards, and mortgages, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The site, called Google Compare, launched …

Oscars accused of bypassing own rules in push to plug diversity gap

Report claims key element of plans to double female and ethnic minority Academy membership by 2020 was rushed through without due process<p>A plan to increase diversity among Oscars voters in the wake of the scandal over all-white lists of nominees has hit a stumbling block after a spokesperson for …

Why the teaching excellence framework is flawed

With its drive towards the market, the government’s higher education green paper risk undermining the public and educational benefits of universities.<p>Back in November, the higher education green paper fell on universities like a brick in a pond on a quiet day. From its envisaged reforms of …

Higher Education

Angry victims heckle Haryana CM after Jat riots kill 19

ROHTAK, India (Reuters) - A political ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was shouted down on Tuesday by a crowd angered by rioting in Haryana that destroyed businesses, paralysed transport and cut water supplies to metropolitan Delhi.<p>People walk past an overturned mobile urinal during a …

India

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Bill Gates backs FBI in battle with Apple over San Bernardino killer's phone

US government is asking for a particular case, and Apple should comply, says Microsoft co-founder Gates<p>The Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has waded into the row between Apple and the FBI, arguing that the government agency is right to demand co-operation from Silicon Valley when it comes to …

Liverpool Transfer News: Shock Roberto Firmino, PSG Rumours Emerge

French giants Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly considering a move for Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino at the the end of the season.<p>That’s according to Fichajes.net (h/t James Whaling of the <i>Mirror</i>), which claimed that with both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani linked to moves away from the Parc …