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Liberia is outsourcing education. Can it work

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our T&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email [email protected] to buy additional rights. The children were doing tests in the government school in the town of Smell No Taste. The soupy air was thick with ... Read More »

Why is news of Bollywood stars ill-treating domestic helps shocking?

Bollywood stars are simply more preened and richer versions of ourselves. Why do we expect them to behave any differently from the average Indian who can hire help? Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint In December 2015, BookMyBai.com which is a domestic help placement agency, made the news for all the wrong reasons. It had released—and then defended—an advertisement, which essentially commodified the ... Read More »

How technology is going to shape farming of the future

Getty Images The recent introduction of “smart” technology into farming practices provides a new way for farmers to manage natural resources and hence, the economic profitability of the farm. Smart farming practices based on data collection will prove to be beneficial for water conservation and soil longevity. State of the art smart farming solutions and new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies ... Read More »

If you miss old school PC games, Prey is worth your attention

It seems that, so far, there’s been a bit of a misunderstanding of what Prey is. As an immersive sim from developers Arkane, it’s easy to assume it’s Dishonored in space. As a game set in a beautiful art-deco environment that’s descended into chaos, it’s also understandable to think it’s Bioshock in space. But Prey is neither of these things. ... Read More »

Biggest Reason Why Yamaha R15 V3 India Launch is Far Away

It is launched in Indonesia, it looks gorgeous, ticks all the boxes but the question is – when is R15 v3’s Indian launch? With the FZ25, Yamaha has signalled that they could NOT be labelled as manufacturers who pay more-heed to unexciting scooters! FZ25, though not stellar in terms of on-paper specs, is a fuss-free 250cc at very exciting price points. ... Read More »

Is Komodo dragon blood the key to new antibiotics?

Komodo dragon blood contains an important compound which scientists think could offer a new treatment for infected wounds. The reptile’s saliva harbours many different types of bacteria, which somehow do not affect the dragon. Scientists at George Mason University in the US created a synthetic compound based on a molecule in dragon blood that had antimicrobial activity. They found it ... Read More »

Women And Finance: Is The Picture Improving?

Studies show women aren’t confident about their finances but are eager to learn. The growth in educational tools tailored for women at banks, brokers and investment houses could improve the picture of women’s finances. Given her skill at handling money, Elizabeth Dodson could be a model for women. She meets quarterly with her financial advisor and holds a monthly meeting ... Read More »

Education is controlled by ‘iron triangle’

The most pressing economic development issue facing Delaware today is the poor quality of our public schools. According to National Assessment of Educational Progress, Delaware’s eighth-grade math and reading results rank 31st in the nation. One third were ranked below proficient. Less than 30 percent of high school graduates are college-ready. Included in this statistic are minority students who scored ... Read More »

China admits political education for students is poor

China is doing a poor job at political education for university students because the classes are outdated and unfashionable, the education minister said on Sunday in a rare admission of the difficulties faced enforcing a key government policy. Beijing has campaigned against the spread of “Western values” at universities, and the ruling Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog last year sent inspectors ... Read More »

LG G6 is official with FullVision 18:9 display, Snapdragon 821 chipset

The smartphone star of MWC 2017 has been announced – this is the LG G6. A ‘Full-vision’ display, water and dust protection plus some careful impact resistant design, cameras aplenty, tried and tested internals – the G6 may no longer be the flagship (the V-series will fly that banner from now on), but it sure sounds like flagships should be ... Read More »