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The journey from an introvert to an extrovert

Lifestyle, Travel
It all started when my best friend introduced me to an organisation called AIESEC. I was not so intrigued, then magic happened. By: Marwa Khalifa | Sub-Editor: Adrian Vasilescu I was in a zone where challenging myself was not an option. Having to go through interviews and selections was not my thing. No one likes filling in applications and going to interviews. I filled in the application and did the interview and passed it. I was somehow shocked and proud of myself simultaneously. I had achieved something and had finally broken out of my comfort zone. It was such a relief for me when I was done with the interview. The next step was as important as the first one, as I had to choose a project in a country of my choice. And let me tell you, having to choose one country out of hundre
10 things I learned on my first time commuting in London

10 things I learned on my first time commuting in London

Lifestyle, Travel
I’ve lived in London for the past two and half years for my Journalism degree at the University of Westminster, but before last summer I hadn’t properly had the full London commuter experience. Reporter: Jack Leslie | Sub-Editor: Joe Carey That all changed from May to August when I completed various internships and work experience placements at several media companies dotted around London, giving me a brilliant chance to sample the British capital’s public transport. Now I realise why everyone on the rush hour trains and tubes look so miserable. Commuting to and from the city centre to North-West London every weekday was an eye-opening experience and I definitely learned a lot. Here’s some (hopefully) helpful snippets of wisdom from my summer of travelling at peak time in London.
On the radar: Is Shenzhen’s creative hub going to change the way we think about China?

On the radar: Is Shenzhen’s creative hub going to change the way we think about China?

Lifestyle, Travel
Overpopulated cities, cheap-labour workers and smog-wreathed urban landscapes - what else can one think when it comes to describing China? The ‘mecca’ of fake-goods, Shenzhen is to scrap the conventional stereotypes and attract more tourists with its brainchild creative hub. Reporter: Alina Isachenka, Subeditor: Mariya Grinina Looking at the striking landscape of the fast-paced city, it’s hard to believe that only 30 years ago Shenzhen was a small fishing-village best known for its close location to Hong Kong. Now Shenzhen envisions itself as an emerging creative hub, welcoming a new wave of visitors and creative professionals within the shores of a communist China. In 2007 the southeastern Chinese city saw the launch of the OCT loft – a creative hub of art and design in the S

BT is turning old Phoneboxes into free 1Gbps Wi-Fi Hotspots

Lifestyle, Tech
British Telecommunications will begin to roll out free Wi-Fi hotspots around London after successfully releasing LinkNYC in New York at the beginning of 2016. Reporter: Emre Gunes | Sub-Editor: Jack Leslie BT has teamed up with Primesight and Intersection to introduce Link kiosks in London after having turned New York's old Phone booths into ultra-modern Wi-fi hotspots this January. "Hundreds of users within range of a Link will be able to access free ultrafast Wi-Fi on the move, with speeds up to 1Gbps - the fastest free public Wi-Fi service available,” BT said. The kiosks will be fitted with modern cellular connections enabling users to call landline and mobile phone numbers for free. Additionally, the kiosks offer bonus features such as charging stations, map access, navigat
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