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Pearson's largest qualification brand 'Edexcel', in collaboration with the British Council, conducted its ninth Academic Award Ceremony today for students in Bangladesh who achieved outstanding results in their International GCSE and A Level examinations in 2021 & 2022. There were 658 International GCSE and 108 International A Level awardees. One of the many services we offer is access to internationally recognised UK qualifications. Bangladesh is one of the key countries where a large number of students pursue Pearson qualifications. The British Council and Pearson jointly hope that the students, parents and schools will feel encouraged to achieve greater success in the future by such regular annual events.3 months ago The Daily Star
Christopher Darnell Jones in an image released by the University of Virginia police. UVA police/via TwitterA suspect in a shooting at the University of Virginia that left three members of the University of Virginia football team dead was in custody on Monday, hours after he allegedly opened fire on a bus full of students returning from a field trip. University police said during a news conference that the suspect, student Christopher Darnell Jones, 22, was arrested hours after the shooting that unfolded at 10:30 pm on Sunday (0330 GMT on Monday) at the school in Charlottesville, Virginia, attended by 25,000 students. Minutes after the shooting, school officials issued alerts on social media telling students and staff to shelter in place with one tweet saying to "RUN HIDE FIGHT." "This is a message any leader hopes never to have to send, and I am devastated that this violence has visited the University of Virginia," he wrote.2 months ago The Daily Star
As iconic as they come, those scenes will not be repeated in Qatar at this World Cup. His exploits at that 1986 World Cup, and especially those two goals against England, further fuelled his lore in the minds and hearts of people, given it was the first World Cup seen in colour TV. In that 1994 World Cup, Maradona had failed a drug test following a game against Nigeria and it culminated in the saddest day in Argentina football. Maradona claimed responsibility as Argentina eventually fell out of the World Cup, but the story had been that he was a victim of circumstances. There will be no wild cheers, no theatrics from the great man at the Qatar World Cup.2 months ago The Daily Star
A North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. "The purpose of North Korea's missile launch today is to respond to Seoul's solid-fuelled space launch vehicle. Earlier this year, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wanted his country to have the world's most powerful nuclear force and declared the North an "irreversible" nuclear state. The United States and South Korea have warned for months that Pyongyang is preparing to conduct its seventh nuclear test. North Korea is under multiple UN Security Council sanctions over its nuclear and missile activity since 2006.1 month ago The Daily Star
Shoes belonging to victims are arranged at a gym, where recovered belongings of the victims of a crowd crush that happened during Halloween festivities are kept, in Seoul, South Korea, November 1, 2022. REUTERSProper crowd and traffic control by South Korean authorities could have prevented or at least reduced the surge of Halloween party-goers in alleys that led to a crush and the deaths of 154 people, safety experts said on Monday. District authorities for Yongsan, where Itaewon is located, discussed measures to prevent illegal drug use and the spread of COVID-19 during the Halloween weekend, according to a district press release. But there were only 137 police officers in Itaewon at the time, the city of Seoul said. Moon Hyeon-cheol, a professor at the Graduate School of Disaster Safety Management at Soongsil University, said this type of crush had the potential to happen in any populous city.3 months ago The Daily Star
The annual Korean Film Festival was inaugurated on the evening of November 2, at the Bangladesh National Museum. "For this year, we are holding this Korean Film Festival at a very strange time. Since the Korean Government cancelled all events in their country, due to the devastating accident, the Korean Film Festival in Bangladesh did not kick-off with any form of cultural performances—unlike last year's iteration. However, they did not want to cancel the film festival since many youngsters have been awaiting this event for a quite some time. At the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Honors and the 30th Building Film Awards, the film took home a total of six awards total, including the award for 'Best Film'.3 months ago The Daily Star
Brentford's English striker Ivan Toney (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Brentford at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Photo: AFPIvan Toney bounced back from missing out on the England World Cup squad by scoring twice as Brentford stunned Manchester City to win 2-1 at the Etihad on Saturday. City could now go into the World Cup five points off the top of the table should Arsenal win at Wolves later on Saturday. But Haaland was for once upstaged by his opposite number as Toney produced the perfect riposte to being overlooked by Gareth Southgate. Toney should have opened the scoring when he fired too close to Ederson with just the goalkeeper to beat early on.2 months ago The Daily Star