Mosaic from 1,500 years ago discovered in Jerusalem

Archaeologists have discovered a 1,500-year-old Greek mosaic in east Jerusalem, by the city’s Damascus Gate. The 1.2m (4ft) well-preserved piece was discovered below street level and is believed to be from the floor of a hostel for the city’s religious pilgrims. Mosaic from 1,500 years ago discovered in Jerusalem

ESPN Chief Defends Robert Lee Assignment Switch, Blames Controversy on ‘Someone With a Personal Agenda’ – Variety

ESPN chief John Skipper has defended the sports powerhouse’s decision to switch announcer Robert Lee from the University of Virginia’s opening game on Sept. 2 because his name is the same as the Confederate general who figured into the violence that erupted in the college’s home town of Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month. In a […]

Watchdog questions state government travel – Jackson Clarion Ledger

x Embed x Share CLOSE Looking at total figures for fiscal years 2015 and 2016, these state agencies had the highest travel expenditures during that time. Dustin Barnes/The Clarion-Ledger Mississippi state Capitol(Photo: File photo/The Clarion-Ledger) Mississippi’s legislative watchdog agency has issued a report on state government travel that notes the state spends more on average […]

UK government to investigate impact of overseas students – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Home Secretary Amber Rudd is launching an investigation into the impact of international students on the UK’s society and economy. It will look at the effect EU and non-EU students have on the UK labour market while they are in the UK. The study is being launched on Thursday, as the UK […]

UK car production revs up in July – BBC News

Image copyright Nissan The number of cars built in the UK last month rose by almost 8% compared with July 2016, new figures show. Just over 136,000 vehicles were made in British factories, up 7.8% on July last year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. Many carmakers increase production in July ahead […]