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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)

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)

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)

Why does the UK lead the world for “bus times” searches?

Tuesday 19 August, 2014 Public transport is split into so many companies and is so fragmented it is near impossible for travellers to tell what service or which timetables can affect them 88% of bus companies are small businesses employing less than 50 people. They can’t all afford the app developer costs and even if they could, just how many apps do you need to find alternative buses and routes. Bus companies don’t provide timetables from their rivals, so you’re on your own when looking for information. Add to that, UK public transport services are operating on the extreme edge ... (more)

Airport Oddities: The Weirdest Things You Can Buy On A Stopover

Monday 12 August, 2013 Cheapflights.co.uk rounds up the strangest objects found in airport shops. With substantial experience scouring the globe, the team at Cheapflights.co.uk has compiled a list of the oddest items that can be purchased in airports around the globe. Although all equally weird, some of these items come with an interesting background story while the others are just simply good for a laugh (or cringe!). TOKYO, JAPAN: Need a lap to rest your head? No more need for a standard rounded neck pillow, Japanese men have moved on to the lap pillow. Quite simply, this contrapti... (more)