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Wednesday 13 August, 2014 NEW YORK -- Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is partnering with Programmr, a pioneer in online coding technology, to create the next-generation of interactive platforms for learning how to code, using just a web browser. The partnership reflects Pearson's and Programmr's shared commitment to make learning to code as easy as possible for users of all ages. “We believe that this interactive ‘learn by doing’ approach will lead to grasping the content faster, resulting in better learning outcomes.” Each “Learning Lab” seamlessly integrates Programmr’s programming lab technology into Pearson’s web-based learning platform that includes screencast videos, graphics, and interactive assessment; all embedded within an instructional text written by Pearson’s best-selling professional technical authors. Readers will be able to learn theor... (more)

Oracle finance reveals footballers’ favourite cars

Tuesday 12 August, 2014 Range Rover tops list of most-funded luxury cars for sports stars Premiership players look for luxury over speed, says Oracle Finance Off-roaders top list of most popular footballers’ cars The Range Rover is the most popular car with Premiership footballers, according to research by Oracle Finance. The luxury finance broker has dug deep into its records ahead of the start of the Premiership season this weekend to reveal the top 10 most popular cars with football stars. A large number of Premiership players fund their cars using Oracle Finance’s services be... (more)

Launch of a crowd funded bid to acquire The Times and The Sunday Times

Tuesday 5 August, 2014 It’s now three years since the phone hacking scandal erupted, we’ve had a high profile trial, the Leveson Inquiry and a new press regulator. But despite this the power of the press barons remains undiminished and looks to be increasing further. A new organisation called ‘Let’s Own the News’ have put forward a radical solution, launching a crowd funded bid to acquire The Times and The Sunday Times from Rupert Murdoch. Founder of the campaign Laurie Fitzjohn, “Currently 5 families control 80% of the national newspapers we read, this isn’t a free press and it ... (more)

Kogan Changes the Android Smartphone Market

Monday 4 August, 2014 Kogan Agora 4G, the best value 4G Android smartphone in the world, was today launched in the UK for just £149 . Available exclusively from Kogan.com, the Kogan Agora 4G combines a top class feature set with solid build quality. The features and feel of this smartphone are normally found in models costing at least twice as much. Running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS, it sports a crisp 5” HD display, Lightning 4G LTE Connectivity, full day battery life, and a snappy Quad Core processor. All this in a beautiful package. The Kogan Agora 4G even beats the M... (more)

Sloe Gin World Championships

Monday 4 August, 2014 Frant Pub to Host Sloe Gin World Championships Where to pick the best sloes, wild mushroom foraging and Christmas wreath making with Moondown The George pub in Frant, East Sussex near Tunbridge Wells is to again host the Sloe Gin World Championships on Wednesday 10th December from 1.00pm. Artisan sloe gin makers from across the world will gather at the popular village pub on the Kent/Sussex border, to vie for the coveted Sloe Ginster World Champion title for 2014. This Christmas will mark the 6th year of the popular annual event which began when pub locals b... (more)