Month: May 2013

Warwick Students’ Union calls for minimum contact hours for students

Students should have a minimum number of contact hours with their lecturers and professors, Warwick Students’ Union (SU) has said. Speaking with The Boar, SU Education Officer Sean Ruston stated those at The University of Warwick should get at least eight hours per week as part of their course, although 12 hours ought to be… Read more »

Tourism boost sees Dubai hotel rates surge


Dubai hotels have seen a rise in occupancy levels over the last year. Summary: Room occupancy in Dubai has risen by 2.3% since March 2012 Dubai’s occupancy figures are 89.8% Its average room rate is AED 1,461, an increase of 9% Hotels in Dubai have seen an increase in bookings over the last year, as… Read more »

Manchester announced as UK’s second most popular city

Manchester is close behind Edinburgh as the most popular city in the UK among international visitors, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In 2012, 932,299 travelled to the north-west city, which is 323,296 fewer than the number who visited Edinburgh at 1,255,595. Andrew Stokes, Chief Executive of Marketing Manchester, said: “The… Read more »

Bollywood filmmaker to shoot music video in Dubai

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Japinder Kaur is shooting a music video for Yo Yo Honey in Dubai this week. Summary: Japinder Kaur is returning to Dubai to film a music video The moviemaker will shoot Yo Yo Honey’s new song Birthday Bash Kaur made her debut with Bollywood feature Zaalim Dilli Bollywood director Japinder Kaur is preparing to film a… Read more »

Susan Sarandon opens new ping-pong club in Dubai

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Susan Sarandon has opened a new SPiN ping-pong club in Dubai. Summary: Susan Sarandon has launched a new table tennis club in Dubai SPiN Dubai is held at The Pyramids in Wafi It is part of SPiN Galactic, which has clubs in LA, New York, Milwaukee and Toronto Susan Sarandon has launched a new table… Read more »

Canterbury is a ‘hot spot for student property investments’

Canterbury has been highlighted as a good choice for student property investors, as the population of university goers in the city is increasing. Out of the 149,000 people who live in Canterbury, 46,000 are students and as many as 35,000 of these are living in rented accommodation as there is a deficit of university-provided living… Read more »

RAK International Airport reports profits of 31% for Q1


RAK International Airport has seen its revenues increase by 31% since the beginning of the year. Summary: Revenues at RAK International Airport rose by 31% between January and March 2013 Aircraft traffic at the travel hub also increased by 42% during this period This is likely down to its close proximity to Dubai Ras Al… Read more »

Fashion update: Spring/Summer 2013 Part 2

There is a lot going on in the fashion world this spring/summer, which is why I’ve had to split this trend update into two. In the previous post, I looked at how graphic prints, sheen, 1990s fashion and fluorescents among other looks were making comebacks. However, these aren’t the only big styles that we will… Read more »