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Channel NewsAsia
Labour Movement to do more to boost workers' productivity: Chan Chun SingSINGAPORE: The Labour Movement will ramp up efforts to help workers upgrade the
Labour Movement to do more to boost workers' productivity: Chan Chun Sing
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 hours ago
SINGAPORE: The Labour Movement will ramp up efforts to help workers upgrade their skills so they can boost productivity and earn better wages, said Mr Chan Chun Sing on Sunday (May 1). In his first May Day Rally speech as labour chief, Mr Chan said... Read more
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The Manila Times
Do voters have a screwed-up sense of presidential preference?April 30, 2016 11:04 pm ADMINISTRATION candidate Mar Roxas, to the casual obse
Do voters have a screwed-up sense of presidential preference?
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
April 30, 2016 11:04 pm ADMINISTRATION candidate Mar Roxas, to the casual observer, says all the right things, cites seemingly unimpeachable figures and stats and promises a coherent way... Read more
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The Temasek Review
The end of the Oil Age (Part 2) « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSGlobal trade depends on shipping that carries 90% of international trade. And a
The end of the Oil Age (Part 2) « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted yesterday
Global trade depends on shipping that carries 90% of international trade. And a healthy part of it goes through Singapore. But with the new silk road linking China with Europe through Central and Western Asia, and with the Arctic ice melting and... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
Obituary: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (1967-2016)As 2016 chair of the Association of South East Asian nations, the Laotian Peopl
Obituary: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (1967-2016)
Asia Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
As 2016 chair of the Association of South East Asian nations, the Laotian People’s Democratic Republic is leading the way to making the group a political irrelevance. And that is doubtless how China, the hand controlling the Laotian glove puppet,... Read more
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The Temasek Review
0.9% p.a. real wage growth in 10 years! « Letters « TR EMERITUSwage growth in a decade? The real average wage growth was only 0.9 per cent pe
0.9% p.a. real wage growth in 10 years! « Letters « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 2 days ago
wage growth in a decade? The real average wage growth was only 0.9 per cent per annum from 2004 to 2014 (Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry Economic Survey of Singapore 2015). To put this in perspective – a worker who earned $1,000 would only... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Religious Studies Won't Be Forced On Students - NEERDCIn this interview, Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and
Religious Studies Won't Be Forced On Students - NEERDC
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
In this interview, Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Professor Ismail Junaid, explains how new subjects are introduced during the periodic review of Education Curriculum, and dismisses rumours... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Our empathy wasn't little, but it was too lateChan had to touch our hearts.(AFP/Getty Images: Sonny Tumbelaka) Next time, le
Our empathy wasn't little, but it was too late
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
Chan had to touch our hearts.(AFP/Getty Images: Sonny Tumbelaka) Next time, let's not wait for someone to warm the cockles of our hearts before we take a massed stand against state-sanctioned murder, writes Neil McMahon. Australia found this place... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Roots of Asean's cultureThe National Museum Bangkok has launched the "Roots Of Asean's Culture" exhibit
Roots of Asean's culture
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 3 days ago
The National Museum Bangkok has launched the "Roots Of Asean's Culture" exhibition at the Mahasurasinghanat Building. Exhibits at the National Museum Bangkok. The exhibition displays artefacts of ancient Khmer and Javanese empires, according to the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Vivian Balakrishnan wraps up 4-day introductory visit to TokyoTOKYO: Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan wrapped up w
Vivian Balakrishnan wraps up 4-day introductory visit to Tokyo
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
TOKYO: Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan wrapped up what he said was a very good four-day introductory visit to Tokyo on Wednesday (Apr 27), as Singapore and Japan marked 50 years of diplomatic ties. During his trip, Dr... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Saw It Coming... If Only We Were Listened To!the erudite economists? This piece, I must confess, was motivated by an earlier
We Saw It Coming... If Only We Were Listened To!
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
the erudite economists? This piece, I must confess, was motivated by an earlier piece by Franklin N. Ngwu, an Assistant Professor of Finance in a UK university, titled "The Untapped Solution to our Economic Crisis" in The Guardian of April 13,... Read more
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Canberra Times
How reforming tax could help small businessSome of the biggest barriers to the growth of small business in Australia are r
How reforming tax could help small business
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
Some of the biggest barriers to the growth of small business in Australia are restrictions placed upon both hiring and firing employees due to out-dated legislation, high personal and company taxes, too many compliance measures and a lack of... Read more
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Market Watch
New malaria strain is fueling this disease’s deadly comebackSINGAPORE (Project Syndicate) — The dramatic drop in malaria deaths since the b
New malaria strain is fueling this disease’s deadly comeback
Market Watch / Posted 5 days ago
SINGAPORE (Project Syndicate) — The dramatic drop in malaria deaths since the beginning of the century is one of the great public-health success stories of recent years. Thanks to concerted investments in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, the... Read more
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Business Wire
PerkinElmer and Genome Institute of Singapore Open Joint Research Laboratory to Advance Precision OncologyWALTHAM, Mass. & SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader
PerkinElmer and Genome Institute of Singapore Open Joint Research Laboratory to Advance Precision Oncology
Business Wire / Posted 5 days ago
WALTHAM, Mass. & SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, and the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), a biomedical sciences research institute under... Read more
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PhysOrg
Outwitting poachers with artificial intelligenceago, more than 60,000 tigers roamed the wild. Today, the worldwide estimate has
Outwitting poachers with artificial intelligence
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
ago, more than 60,000 tigers roamed the wild. Today, the worldwide estimate has dwindled to around 3,200. Poaching is one of the main drivers of this precipitous drop. Whether killed for skins, medicine or trophy hunting, humans have pushed tigers... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
You Can Use Art to Speak to the World - Carole Karemerain the field for 23 years and her passion is seen in movies like 'Sometimes in
You Can Use Art to Speak to the World - Carole Karemera
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
in the field for 23 years and her passion is seen in movies like 'Sometimes in April' and 'The Battlefield'. The co-founder of Ishyo Arts Centre talked to Women Today's Sharon Kantengwa about her impressive career, how she perceives the arts sector... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Lee Kuan Yew on Marcos and the politics of the elite – BulatlatFerdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over 20 years, be considered for
Lee Kuan Yew on Marcos and the politics of the elite – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 11 days ago
Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over 20 years, be considered for a national burial. Insignificant amounts of the loot have been recovered, yet his wife and children were allowed to return and engage in politics…” The quotation is... Read more
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Punto Central Luzon
Punto! Central Luzon -THE PHILIPPINES needs more of discipline than democracy – Lee Kuan Yew, 1991.
Punto! Central Luzon -
Punto Central Luzon / Posted 12 days ago
THE PHILIPPINES needs more of discipline than democracy – Lee Kuan Yew, 1991. A truism now popping up in the Facebook page pushed principally by Duterte diehards as the indisputable confirmation of their choice as the one, the only answer to the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Need System That Seeks Higher Ideals Than Just Creating WorkersSince the implementation of the 8-4-4 system of education in January 1986, ther
We Need System That Seeks Higher Ideals Than Just Creating Workers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Since the implementation of the 8-4-4 system of education in January 1986, there has been a continuing conflict between those who favour the careful systematic review of the curriculum to make it relevant to learners' needs and those who wish to... Read more
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iTWire
Internet Australia call for bi-partisan political approach to nbnWith his latest call on the nbn, long-time critic of the current plans for the
Internet Australia call for bi-partisan political approach to nbn
iTWire / Posted 12 days ago
With his latest call on the nbn, long-time critic of the current plans for the broadband network, IA chief Laurie Patton says his call is based on the availability of new, lower cost, optical fibre and backed by a survey of IA members that found 80%... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
New deal boosts research collaboration between Israel, SingaporeJERUSALEM: Research tie-ups between Israel and Singapore are set to get a boost
New deal boosts research collaboration between Israel, Singapore
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
JERUSALEM: Research tie-ups between Israel and Singapore are set to get a boost, after a deal was inked between Israel's Hebrew University and Singapore's National Research Foundation (NRF) on Monday (Apr 18). Under the deal, signed at Hebrew... Read more
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examiner.com
'Cultural Libertarianism' isn't new, it's just gone internationalthe "Libertarian Opinionizer" you're reading right now has been debunking the v
'Cultural Libertarianism' isn't new, it's just gone international
examiner.com / Posted 13 days ago
the "Libertarian Opinionizer" you're reading right now has been debunking the virulently anti-libertarian cultural bunkum of Daily Kos, Salon, AlterNet and countless other groupthink collectivist online garbage dumps since 2008 (and defending... Read more
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iol.co.za
92-old Mugabe gets his first grandchildwas with her at the birth which was said by some Zimbabwe media to have been in
92-old Mugabe gets his first grandchild
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
was with her at the birth which was said by some Zimbabwe media to have been in Dubai. Others said the baby was born in Singapore. No official announcement has yet been made. Bona and Simba were married in a lavish wedding in 2014 and live in... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Gorillas vs Monkeys « Opinion « TR EMERITUSit himself: ‘Initially, you gave peanuts to monkeys so they would dance to your
Gorillas vs Monkeys « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 14 days ago
it himself: ‘Initially, you gave peanuts to monkeys so they would dance to your tune. Now you’ve given them so much by way of peanuts that the monkey has become a gorilla and you have to dance to its tune. That’s your greatest problem.’ Ngiam Tong... Read more
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Daily Mail
Indian mogul 'steals £2million aid' then 'strangled his stepdaughter'£2million aid'... then 'strangled his stepdaughter to cover it up' Peter Muker
Indian mogul 'steals £2million aid' then 'strangled his stepdaughter'
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
£2million aid'... then 'strangled his stepdaughter to cover it up' Peter Mukerjea and wife are alleged to have syphoned off up to £90 million from TV empire He is accused of murdering his step-daughter Sheen Bora, 25, to cover up alleged... Read more
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The Star
China investments to lift Malaysia’s outlookMALAYSIA’S economic and business outlook looks depressed from official projecti
China investments to lift Malaysia’s outlook
The Star / Posted 14 days ago
MALAYSIA’S economic and business outlook looks depressed from official projections and private sector surveys, but this may be lifted by the massive inflow of Chinese funds and investments. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who promised last November to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Lee Kuan Yew on Marcos and the politics of the eliteFerdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over20 years, be considered for
Lee Kuan Yew on Marcos and the politics of the elite
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 days ago
Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over20 years, be considered for a national burial. Insignificant amounts of the loot have been recovered, yet his wife and children were allowed to return and engage in politics…” The quotation is... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Over 1,000 Leaders Worldwide Call for End to "Disastrous" Drug War, Ahead of UN Special SessionWASHINGTON - On the eve of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Ses
Over 1,000 Leaders Worldwide Call for End to "Disastrous" Drug War, Ahead of UN Special Session
CommonDreams.org / Posted 16 days ago
WASHINGTON - On the eve of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, world leaders and activists have signed a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to set the stage “for real reform... Read more
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Canberra Times
China: They're just not that into us any moreHouse," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to t
China: They're just not that into us any more
Canberra Times / Posted 16 days ago
House," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to the question "What do Chinese people think of Australia?" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week headed a 1000-strong delegation of business people to China in an... Read more
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WA Today
China: They're just not that into us any moreHouse," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to t
China: They're just not that into us any more
WA Today / Posted 16 days ago
House," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to the question "What do Chinese people think of Australia?" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week headed a 1000-strong delegation of business people to China in an... Read more
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Brisbane Times
China: They're just not that into us any moreHouse," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to t
China: They're just not that into us any more
Brisbane Times / Posted 16 days ago
House," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to the question "What do Chinese people think of Australia?" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week headed a 1000-strong delegation of business people to China in an... Read more
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The Age
China: They're just not that into us any moreHouse," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to t
China: They're just not that into us any more
The Age / Posted 16 days ago
House," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to the question "What do Chinese people think of Australia?" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week headed a 1000-strong delegation of business people to China in an... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
China: They're just not that into us any moreHouse," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to t
China: They're just not that into us any more
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 16 days ago
House," writes Yongyu Ma, a student, on the online forum Quora in response to the question "What do Chinese people think of Australia?" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week headed a 1000-strong delegation of business people to China in an... Read more
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The Star
Sarawak NGO slams barring of politicians as illegal and undemocraticKUCHING: The banning of non-Sarawakian politicians from the state for election
Sarawak NGO slams barring of politicians as illegal and undemocratic
The Star / Posted 16 days ago
KUCHING: The banning of non-Sarawakian politicians from the state for election campaigning purposes is illegal and undemocratic, said a local civil society organisation. Rise of Sarawak Efforts (Rose) said that while it recognises that the state... Read more
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The New Yorker
Hiroshimatime, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above , Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a
Hiroshima
The New Yorker / Posted 17 days ago
time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above , Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in the plant office and was turning her head to speak to the girl... Read more
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The Source Weekly
Oregon and World Leaders Call for End to “Disastrous” Drug War, Ahead of UN Special Sessiona 21st century drug policy as ineffective and counter-productive as the last ce
Oregon and World Leaders Call for End to “Disastrous” Drug War, Ahead of UN Special Session
The Source Weekly / Posted 17 days ago
a 21st century drug policy as ineffective and counter-productive as the last century’s,” Letter Says Former Presidents of Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Switzerland & Poland; Former Prime Ministers of Greece, Hungary &... Read more
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The Manila Times
What will Duterte boast of next, that he eats criminals’ hearts?April 14, 2016 10:20 pm A Rodrigo Duterte was bound to happen in the kind of s
What will Duterte boast of next, that he eats criminals’ hearts?
The Manila Times / Posted 17 days ago
April 14, 2016 10:20 pm A Rodrigo Duterte was bound to happen in the kind of society that we have. What has brought him about, or has accelerated the electrification to life of this... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Budget 2016 sets trend of change for next 50 years: Halimah YacobSINGAPORE: This year's Budget is an important one, even as it represents a numb
Budget 2016 sets trend of change for next 50 years: Halimah Yacob
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
SINGAPORE: This year's Budget is an important one, even as it represents a number of firsts, said Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, as she drew the week-long Committee of Supply debates to a close on Thursday (Apr 14). "This year's Budget, with a... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
This year's Budget debates reflect 'softer' side of nation-building: Grace FuSINGAPORE: This year's Budget debate reflects Members of Parliament's (MPs) int
This year's Budget debates reflect 'softer' side of nation-building: Grace Fu
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
SINGAPORE: This year's Budget debate reflects Members of Parliament's (MPs) interest in community building and the "softer" side of nation-building, which has clearly taken on greater emphasis in the post-SG50 year, said Leader of the House Grace Fu... Read more
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New Kerala
'Accelerating internal economic reforms key to India's leadership role' - newkerala.com #49247New Delhi, April 14 : Accelerating internal economic reforms is the key to Indi
'Accelerating internal economic reforms key to India's leadership role' - newkerala.com #49247
New Kerala / Posted 17 days ago
New Delhi, April 14 : Accelerating internal economic reforms is the key to India playing a leadership role in the rapidly changing global order, according to a leading foreign policy expert. For that, India has to play a more active role in south... Read more
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Market Watch
Our crumbling infrastructure is hurting U.S. competitivenessEvery day, we see how the U.S. is falling behind in the quality, reliability an
Our crumbling infrastructure is hurting U.S. competitiveness
Market Watch / Posted 18 days ago
Every day, we see how the U.S. is falling behind in the quality, reliability and even the very safety of its transportation infrastructure. The impact goes beyond traffic jams or collapsed bridges — it adds to the cost of doing business and it... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
A 'paradigm shift' needed in approach to ageing and health: Gan Kim YongSINGAPORE: There is a need for a "paradigm shift" in how Singapore approaches a
A 'paradigm shift' needed in approach to ageing and health: Gan Kim Yong
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
SINGAPORE: There is a need for a "paradigm shift" in how Singapore approaches ageing and health, and Health Minister Gan Kim Yong listed three such shifts during his ministry's Committee of Supply debate on Wednesday (Apr 13). Mr Gan noted that many... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Democratic Resilience Amid Global TurmoilIn a time of global turmoil, democratic resilience has assumed enhanced importa
Democratic Resilience Amid Global Turmoil
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
In a time of global turmoil, democratic resilience has assumed enhanced importance. Africans have suffered disproportionately from terrorist attacks and millions have sought refuge away from their homes. Although many of their countries have... Read more
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The Economic Times
Huawei says ready to kick off Smart City projects in IndiaNEW DELHI: Huawei said that it is all set to kick off a number of Smart City pr
Huawei says ready to kick off Smart City projects in India
The Economic Times / Posted 19 days ago
NEW DELHI: Huawei said that it is all set to kick off a number of Smart City projects in the country in collaboration with its partners, targeting areas like Public safety, even as the Chinese telecom gear maker reckons that larger Smart Cities... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Equal Pay Day sets reminder: gender pay gap existsYOUNGSTOWN The gender pay gap exists, and it impacts not just society, but the
Equal Pay Day sets reminder: gender pay gap exists
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 19 days ago
YOUNGSTOWN The gender pay gap exists, and it impacts not just society, but the nation’s economy, researchers say. Today is Equal Pay Day – a day set to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year. In... Read more
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Negros Chronicle
“Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte - Part 1”April 10, 2016 The recent visit of Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to Dumaguete and Neg
“Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte - Part 1”
Negros Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
April 10, 2016 The recent visit of Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to Dumaguete and Negros Oriental, convince so many that he is the man to beat this election. From the huge crowd that gathered at the Freedom Park in front of the capitol, we can see the... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Early investments in IoT, 4G & big data help UK land top 5 spot in Global Connectivity IndexThe UK government's efforts to place Britain at the forefront of the digital er
Early investments in IoT, 4G & big data help UK land top 5 spot in Global Connectivity Index
Computer Business Review / Posted 20 days ago
The UK government's efforts to place Britain at the forefront of the digital era have paid off as a global index has placed the nation fifth in terms of connectivity. The US topped the Connectivity Index, followed by Singapore (2nd), Sweden (3rd)... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Premium Motor Spirit Otherwise Known As Petrol' and Other Petrol-Inspired Grammatical Boo-Boosin Nigeria is also bringing to the surface several usage peculiarities in Niger
'Premium Motor Spirit Otherwise Known As Petrol' and Other Petrol-Inspired Grammatical Boo-Boos
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
in Nigeria is also bringing to the surface several usage peculiarities in Nigerian media English. I highlighted some of these peculiarities in a January 29, 2012 article titled "The Grammar and Vocabulary of Fuel Subsidy Removal." Today's... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
April 10, 2016Printed Letters: We need local control of oil and gas drilling I found Rep. Y
April 10, 2016
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
Printed Letters: We need local control of oil and gas drilling I found Rep. Yeulin Willett’s decision, reported in Tuesday’s paper supporting oil and gas drilling and fracking, pretty shameful. My fellow Republican gave the same old... Read more
21d
The Temasek Review
Is the PAP government racist? « Opinion « TR EMERITUSSingapore is rocked yet again by another round of controversial remarks this ti
Is the PAP government racist? « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 21 days ago
Singapore is rocked yet again by another round of controversial remarks this time conveyed by Dr Ng Eng Hen – our defence minister when he was questioned why there isn’t any Malay officer in the navy. “SAF operational concerns must come first and... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
ANC must lead decolonisationThe common and monolithic description of decolonization is disposal of Eurocent
ANC must lead decolonisation
News 24 South Africa / Posted 23 days ago
The common and monolithic description of decolonization is disposal of Eurocentric and Western ideology, names and symbols. This debate has been confined and centred on universities since the removal of Rhodes status in University of Cape... Read more
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