Can the government really hold back the tidal lagoon?

| January 10, 2017

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As every history student will tell you, King Canute's doomed attempt to hold back the tides was not intended to become a byword for monarchical arrogance, but rather as a demonstration of the limits of executive power. Time and tide waits for no man, even a king.

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The latest on ICE's second UK infrastructure assessment consultation

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Why women in STEM matter

Article | August 17, 2021

Despite intention, words affect people in numerous ways. Linguistic mindfulness is as applicable to the sciences as it is to the humanities. While many critique the scientific community’s diligence as political correctness, the ultimate goal of using precise diction is to reflect our meaning accurately to the entirety of an audience.

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Article | August 17, 2021

Oftentimes, our social media video marketing efforts are weighed down by our own customers for the lack of thoughtful stories that can touch upon them. These are like run-of-the-mill, telling everything that the target viewers are least interested in knowing. And the heavy budgets we utilize to create a ‘so called’ powerful video is usually downcast as a no-brainer. There does exist a gap between what we do and what is expected of us. Whether it is B2B video marketing or B2C video marketing, the underlying objective of filling the gap remains the same.

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'Securing the talent of the future will not be the same as the past'

Article | August 17, 2021

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