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China is considering major investments in European finance as part of its global spending push

After ports and industrial parks, the deal makers leading China’strillion-dollar push to build a modern Silk Road are turning to the financial sector, targeting Europe’s banks, insurers and asset managers to tap funds and expertise. Jason Lee | Pool | Getty Images China President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, ... Read More »

Facebook F8: New Surround 360 Camera and Other Major Announcements From Day 2

HIGHLIGHTS 360 Capture SDK tool makes it easier to capture, share experience in VR Giphy support will be available in Facebook Live, Camera and Messenger Tether-tenna helicopters will deliver Internet access during emergencies Facebook’s ongoing annual developer conference F8 2017 moved into its second day on Wednesday. While Day 1 was mostly about augmented reality, Facebook Spaces VR, Places Graph ... Read More »

Infant deaths are back to haunt Adivasi block in Kerala, three years after a major crisis

Parvathy struggled to control her grief while talking about the death of her four-day-old daughter on May 10. “I lost my baby. What else do you want to know?” she asked this reporter, sitting on the verandah of her home in Guddayoor village, Agali panchayat, in Kerala’s Palakkad district. “My husband Rajan and I were told that the baby died ... 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 »

Major education bill moves forward in Kentucky legislature

Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, presented SB1 Tuesday to the House Education Committee. Bud Kraft, Legislative Research Commission. The House Education Committee approved a wide-ranging public education bill Tuesday that would establish a new process for intervening in low-performing schools and would repeal the influence of the controversial Common Core in state classroom academic standards and statewide tests. The bill, ... Read More »

Detroit is Trying to Become the Next Major Tech Hub

0 Detroit isn’t exactly known as a tech hub. But some people and organizations are looking to change that. One such organization is TechTown Detroit, a non-profit business incubator located in an old General Motors factory in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. The TechTown Detroit building is a five-story building currently playing host to about 40 small businesses. And the organization ... Read More »

Detroit is Trying to Become the Next Major Tech Hub

Detroit isn’t exactly known as a tech hub. But some people and organizations are looking to change that. One such organization is TechTown Detroit, a non-profit business incubator located in an old General Motors factory in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. The TechTown Detroit building is a five-story building currently playing host to about 40 small businesses. And the organization is ... Read More »