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What education policies should the parties put in their election manifestos

Ross Sargent, parent and governor, early years centre, Cambridgeshire All the evidence suggests the more funding the better at the early years stages, and that represents the greatest return on investment. So the first thing has to be a promise not to cut in early years. I would love to see the people who are genuinely experts in education in ... Read More »

Mobile subscriber base reaches 895.25 mn in March

New Delhi: The mobile subscriber base of seven telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, increased by 5.68 million in March to reach 895.25 million, according to industry data. The numbers include those of the latest entrant, Reliance Jio Infocomm as of December 2016. Excluding the data of the Mukesh Ambani-led firm, the total subscriber base at the end of ... Read More »

Trash talk: Why you shouldn’t throw your gadgets in the garbage

Black smoke rises from a pile of burning metal wire, releasing a strong, sharp and chemical smell that makes one’s eyes water. former landfill in Manila that officially closed down two decades ago. But the looming mountain of trash has remained an attractive source of livelihood among scavengers who sell the scrap metal exposed by the slow-burning fire for almost ... Read More »

Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

(iStock Photo) Despite the seeming ubiquity of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, many in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan do not report regularly visiting social media sites. But majorities in all of the 14 countries surveyed say they at least use the internet. Social media use is relatively common among people in Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia ... Read More »

British retailers lead the way in mobile e-commerce

Whilst retailers seem to recognise the importance of e-commerce they’ve been slower to switch to the new technology than their customers. The sample reveals that 62 per cent of retailers have an online shop. Clothes and shoe shops are the pioneers, whilst DIY retailers barely make use of e-commerce at all. Compared to Belgium, France, Britain and Germany, the Netherlands ... Read More »

Inequality in Thai education still a major handicap

Whose fault is it that our Mathayom 6 (12th grade) students failed four out of five subjects on average in the latest round of the Ordinary National Educational Test (O-Net)? Most scored under 50% in mathematics, English, social studies and general sciences, and just scraped through on the fifth subject, Thai language. This reflects a nagging problem with Thailand’s education ... Read More »

The week ahead in business and finance

Ladbrokes Coral will publish its  maiden full-year results as a newly merged group on Tuesday Monday March 27 Full-year results:Eleco, Bank of Cyprus Holdings, Inspired Energy, X5 Retail Group Interim results: You Gov Trading update: Toople Economics: GfK consumer climate (GER), private loans y/y (EU), M3 money supply y/y (EU) Tuesday March 28 In its maiden full-year results as a ... Read More »

The week in real estate industry deals: March 20-24

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deals that didn’t make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. We missed you before! Halstead Property has been named the Official ... Read More »

How to Implement the Rummy Playing Skills in your Daily Life

Rummy is one of the most popular online card games that is played throughout India. There are tons of gamers who play rummy games online just for fun or to win the cash rewards. The rules of playing rummy are simple and it takes mere efforts to learn how to play this game. There are a number of online Indian ... Read More »

Locations for mobile speed cameras in Derbyshire revealed

The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team. The locations where mobile speed cameras will be in force across Derbyshire this week have been revealed. The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team, which forms part of the ... Read More »