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Business Wire
Special Olympics and WWE® Announce International Partnershipand inclusive communities among people with and without intellectual disabiliti
Special Olympics and WWE® Announce International Partnership
Business Wire / Posted 10 hours ago
and inclusive communities among people with and without intellectual disabilities by uniting them through the power and joy of sports. WWE Superstars will participate in Play Unified events with Special Olympics athletes from around the world,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Corbyn is told by his own deputy he WILL face a leadership challengeWho's left? After more than THIRTY of Labour's top team quit over Jeremy Corbyn
Corbyn is told by his own deputy he WILL face a leadership challenge
Daily Mail / Posted 16 hours ago
Who's left? After more than THIRTY of Labour's top team quit over Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit failure his deputy warns he's got 'no authority' left as he scrambles to find enough Labour MPs to fill the vacancies Emily Thornberry new shadow foreign... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Brexit, Bretton Woods & Globalization « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSWith the Brexit, a good way to pin down the swirling permutations of consequenc
Brexit, Bretton Woods & Globalization « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 17 hours ago
With the Brexit, a good way to pin down the swirling permutations of consequences would be to go back to first principles. Why do you even need globalization? Not just trade per se but globalization. Globalization is defined as ‘a process of... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Brexit and the implications of social inequality « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUSAs the example of Brexit has shown, economic inequality causes social inequalit
Brexit and the implications of social inequality « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 18 hours ago
As the example of Brexit has shown, economic inequality causes social inequality and which can tear the country apart, as has UK been politically, and soon physically when Scotland and Northern Ireland might vote to leave the UK. Inequalities have... Read more
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Inquirier.net
EU expanded too fast and will probably fail, Lee Kuan Yew said in 2012Mr Lee Kuan Yew (right) and former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt met in Sing
EU expanded too fast and will probably fail, Lee Kuan Yew said in 2012
Inquirier.net / Posted 19 hours ago
Mr Lee Kuan Yew (right) and former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt met in Singapore in May 2012 to discuss Europe’s crisis and other issues. The Straits Times/ANN FILE PHOTO As the world struggles to make sense of Brexit, there has been renewed... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conferenceremain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on th
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conference
McDonough County Voice / Posted yesterday
remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal.A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Brexit will deliver a few home truthsharsh impact on Australia, writes Ian Verrender. How good were the good old da
Brexit will deliver a few home truths
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
harsh impact on Australia, writes Ian Verrender. How good were the good old days? The Not So United Kingdom and the rest of the world are now about to find out. In the process, we all might discover a few home truths. The first is that maybe... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
DigestA member of “Mawlay Ensemble” band and whirling dervish performs a traditional
Digest
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
A member of “Mawlay Ensemble” band and whirling dervish performs a traditional Mawlawi Sufi dance during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at Al-Raba Cultural Centre in Old Cairo. (photo: Reuters) The UK’s EU referendum: To stay or not to... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives wantOn July 2, Australians will head to the polling booths to determine the 45th pa
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives want
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 days ago
On July 2, Australians will head to the polling booths to determine the 45th parliament of Australia. On the table in this election is the NBN, company tax, skills migration, innovation and other such policies that could play a significant role in... Read more
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WA Today
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives wantOn July 2, Australians will head to the polling booths to determine the 45th pa
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives want
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
On July 2, Australians will head to the polling booths to determine the 45th parliament of Australia. On the table in this election is the NBN, company tax, skills migration, innovation and other such policies that could play a significant role in... Read more
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The Age
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives want"Marriage equality for Australians needs faster action by policy makers to ensu
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives want
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
"Marriage equality for Australians needs faster action by policy makers to ensure we're building not only a world-class economic environment, yet also ensuring we continue to work towards a society void of discriminatory prejudice." Photo: Peter... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives want"Marriage equality for Australians needs faster action by policy makers to ensu
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives want
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
"Marriage equality for Australians needs faster action by policy makers to ensure we're building not only a world-class economic environment, yet also ensuring we continue to work towards a society void of discriminatory prejudice." Photo: Peter... Read more
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Canberra Times
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives wantOn July 2, Australians will head to the polling booths to determine the 45th pa
Election 2016: What 48 Australian executives want
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
On July 2, Australians will head to the polling booths to determine the 45th parliament of Australia. On the table in this election is the NBN, company tax, skills migration, innovation and other such policies that could play a significant role in... Read more
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iTWire
Pressure mounting on political parties over NBN policiesPatton now says there is so much “uncertainty and disagreement” over the NBN st
Pressure mounting on political parties over NBN policies
iTWire / Posted 5 days ago
Patton now says there is so much “uncertainty and disagreement” over the NBN strategy and costings that an urgent review of the NBN is needed to establish some clarity to address industry concerns. Quigley savaged the Coalition’s current NBN... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Visit is chance to rethink investmentsto revitalise their plans for key investments in Myanmar. Among these projects,
Visit is chance to rethink investments
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
to revitalise their plans for key investments in Myanmar. Among these projects, the most prominent are the Dawei Special Economic Zone and a cascade of hydroelectric dams on the Salween River. While these projects have been in the pipeline for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lagos Ranks 40th in Networked Society City Indexhas been ranked 40th, after cities including Stockholm, London, New York, Paris
Lagos Ranks 40th in Networked Society City Index
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
has been ranked 40th, after cities including Stockholm, London, New York, Paris, Johannesburg and others, in the networked society city index 2016, released by Ericsson, yesterday. According to a copy made available to journalists, Ericsson named... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lagos Ranked 40th in Ericsson Networked Society City IndexLatest Ericsson City Index for 2016 report published yesterday has ranked Lagos
Lagos Ranked 40th in Ericsson Networked Society City Index
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Latest Ericsson City Index for 2016 report published yesterday has ranked Lagos 40th in the Network Society City Index. The report also named Stockholm as the top-ranking city in the Networked Society City Index 2016, followed by London, Copenhagen,... Read more
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Daily News
the great chaseThe civil society groups, led by Ven Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, played the most
the great chase
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
The civil society groups, led by Ven Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, played the most vital role in President Maithripala Sirisena's election victory in January, last year. Their move to strongly back the common candidate of the opposition swung the... Read more
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Scotsman
Hugh Aitken: Scotland has plenty to lose if we leave the EUdesigner retailers in Glasgow, our members – small, medium and large businesses
Hugh Aitken: Scotland has plenty to lose if we leave the EU
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
designer retailers in Glasgow, our members – small, medium and large businesses across Scotland – tell us they are better off remaining in the EU. From remote distilleries in the highlands and islands to designer retailers in Glasgow, our members... Read more
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The Temasek Review
US and China – Singapore boleh or bodoh « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSReference: An opinion piece by Cheng Bifan (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
US and China – Singapore boleh or bodoh « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 8 days ago
Reference: An opinion piece by Cheng Bifan (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Researcher), entitled “Singapore has picked the wrong target in its balance of powers strategy” 9 Jun 2016. He gave three points as to why Singapore seems to be siding... Read more
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The Star
Questioning the death penaltyas their fate continues to hang in the balance, Amnesty International (AI) is u
Questioning the death penalty
The Star / Posted 9 days ago
as their fate continues to hang in the balance, Amnesty International (AI) is urging Malaysia to join the ranks of the growing number of countries that have put an end to the death penalty. Its secretary-general Salil Shetty is also... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Pinoy perfect: Scholar aces 4 years in Toronto universityPERFECT SCORE Magno Guidote did not make it to his graduation, but he was no le
Pinoy perfect: Scholar aces 4 years in Toronto university
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
PERFECT SCORE Magno Guidote did not make it to his graduation, but he was no less perfect in four years at the University of Toronto. LYN RILLON Magno Guidote, 25, missed the June 15 graduation rites at the University of Toronto. That, however, has... Read more
10d
Al-Ahram Weekly
Editorial:Sisi at two yearsThe philosophy of the ruling regime today is clear and well known. It prioritis
Editorial:Sisi at two years
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 10 days ago
The philosophy of the ruling regime today is clear and well known. It prioritises the causes of economic development (by launching large-scale national development projects) and security over the causes of democracy, civic freedom and human... Read more
10d
AllAfrica.com
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Notice of Funding Opportunity (Nofo) - Building Trust Between Community Members and Security Providers in Coastal KenyaWASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, June 7, 2016 -/African Media Agency
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Notice of Funding Opportunity (Nofo) - Building Trust Between Community Members and Security Providers in Coastal Kenya
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, June 7, 2016 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity, DRLA-DRLAQM-16-085. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.345 Application Deadline:... Read more
10d
The Temasek Review
Kenna Police How?: Your right to due process (18 June @ HLP) « Events « Snippets « TR EMERITUSThe following is a press release by the organisers of the event, ‘Kenna Police
Kenna Police How?: Your right to due process (18 June @ HLP) « Events « Snippets « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 10 days ago
The following is a press release by the organisers of the event, ‘Kenna Police How?: Your right to due process’. Civil society event at Hong Lim Park to address police powers and due process On 18 June, Community Action Network (CAN), Function 8... Read more
10d
Channel NewsAsia
A*STAR develops material that can clean oil spills more effectivelySINGAPORE: Scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A
A*STAR develops material that can clean oil spills more effectively
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
SINGAPORE: Scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*STAR) Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have developed a "supergelator" that can tackle oil spills. IBN said current techniques of cleaning up oil... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
How to thriveProfessor Bundhit Eua-aporn. Professor Bundhit Eua-aporn has a lot on his plat
How to thrive
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 11 days ago
Professor Bundhit Eua-aporn. Professor Bundhit Eua-aporn has a lot on his plate. As the newly appointed Chulalongkorn University President, he is not only at the helm of the country's most respected educational institution, but a rich landlord in a... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Duterte’s three CsDuring his senior year at Manila’s San Beda College of law, Rodrigo Duterte was
Duterte’s three Cs
Manila Standard Today / Posted 11 days ago
During his senior year at Manila’s San Beda College of law, Rodrigo Duterte was almost expelled because of a shooting incident. A classmate was bullying him, pinching his ears and his by now prominent nose. Irritated, the young probinsyano law... Read more
12d
The Economic Times
Migration fears as Bangla zealots go after Hindusand mantras, 70-year-old Ananda Gopal Ganguly , bowed before the multi-armed, l
Migration fears as Bangla zealots go after Hindus
The Economic Times / Posted 12 days ago
and mantras, 70-year-old Ananda Gopal Ganguly , bowed before the multi-armed, lion-mounting Goddess Durga, walked out of the temple, climbed his bicycle and pedalled slowly through the paddy fields. The incense and the oil lamps might have... Read more
12d
The New Zealand Herald
Sceptics unmoved by spirit of glasnosttrade sceptics - including the ubiquitous Jane Kelsey - were not impressed with
Sceptics unmoved by spirit of glasnost
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
trade sceptics - including the ubiquitous Jane Kelsey - were not impressed with Todd McClay's effort to inject a spirit of glasnost into the RCEP negotiations in Auckland this week. They have a point. McClay had urged critics of the... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Building Bridges of Peace instead of Fear-Citizen Diplomacy with Russiazones -- from Tokyo, Japan to Moscow, Russia. Russia is the largest country in
Building Bridges of Peace instead of Fear-Citizen Diplomacy with Russia
Op-Ed News / Posted 12 days ago
zones -- from Tokyo, Japan to Moscow, Russia. Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, nearly twice as large as the United States and has extensive mineral and energy... Read more
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Daily News
Wanted (or Not) ?Maithripala Sirisena’s election victory in January, last year, has suddenly bec
Wanted (or Not) ?
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
Maithripala Sirisena’s election victory in January, last year, has suddenly become a newsmaker. His first term in office will come to an end on June 30 and there were various differences of opinion among political circles over the renewal... Read more
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Business Wire
2016 Amazing Shanghai City Campaign in LondonSHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following the launch of Shanghai City’s global promo
2016 Amazing Shanghai City Campaign in London
Business Wire / Posted 13 days ago
SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following the launch of Shanghai City’s global promotion campaign, “Shanghai. Let’s Meet!” at Expo Milano last year, The Information Office of Shanghai Municipality brings their global campaign to London in 2016, headlining... Read more
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dna
Islamic banking catches onAllowing the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to open its first branch in Ahmedab
Islamic banking catches on
dna / Posted 14 days ago
Allowing the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to open its first branch in Ahmedabad is a refreshing step. It was part of an MoU signed between IDB and India’s EXIM Bank during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in April... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Opportunities for insurers to cover risks from cyber attacks, natural disasters: TharmanSINGAPORE: There are opportunities for insurers in financing infrastructure and
Opportunities for insurers to cover risks from cyber attacks, natural disasters: Tharman
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
SINGAPORE: There are opportunities for insurers in financing infrastructure and providing insurance for cyber attacks and natural disasters, despite the challenge of persistently low interest rates, said Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Gender imbalance: Are females missing out on Singapore's tech revolution?SINGAPORE: In 2008, Fiona Tay made history by becoming the first female to win
Gender imbalance: Are females missing out on Singapore's tech revolution?
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
SINGAPORE: In 2008, Fiona Tay made history by becoming the first female to win the Singapore Physics Olympiad. Fast-forward eight years, and she is still challenging gender stereotypes, although she is nowhere to be found near a physics lab. These... Read more
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Daily Maverick
It’s time to end the Pikitup monopolyJohannesburg’s streets became a wasteland of rubbish and filth. In some places,
It’s time to end the Pikitup monopoly
Daily Maverick / Posted 15 days ago
Johannesburg’s streets became a wasteland of rubbish and filth. In some places, residents were wading knee-deep through trash. Some disgruntled striking Pikitup workers went on the rampage, illegally dumping rubbish in the streets and maliciously... Read more
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iol.co.za
Lead us into the promised land, Mogoeng urges BMFIt could not be correct that 13 percent of the population owned 87 percent of t
Lead us into the promised land, Mogoeng urges BMF
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
It could not be correct that 13 percent of the population owned 87 percent of the land, and vice versa, said Chief Justice Mogoeng, who has written a seminal judgment on the matter. Land was a thorny issue, he said: “It is also an emotive issue, a... Read more
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Times of Malta
Environment minister interviewed: ‘I will speak out, even if I may rock the boat’New Environment Minister Jose Herrera tells Kim Dalli about some of the ideas h
Environment minister interviewed: ‘I will speak out, even if I may rock the boat’
Times of Malta / Posted 15 days ago
New Environment Minister Jose Herrera tells Kim Dalli about some of the ideas he is considering, including the creation of a new agency called Environment Malta and the incineration of waste on a disused oil rig. Environmental NGOs and stakeholders... Read more
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Rappler
Dear Digong: Time for a new Philippine foreign policyto know the difference," Reinhold Niebuhr once famously penned in prayers. Unal
Dear Digong: Time for a new Philippine foreign policy
Rappler / Posted 15 days ago
to know the difference," Reinhold Niebuhr once famously penned in prayers. Unalloyed by self-righteousness, and cognizant of man’s darkest instincts, Niebuhr’s works are widely considered as a refreshing dose of spirituality as well as a “realist”... Read more
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asianage
Change attitudes, not governmentsThe United Nations draws up a list of countries ranked by per capita GDP. India
Change attitudes, not governments
asianage / Posted 16 days ago
The United Nations draws up a list of countries ranked by per capita GDP. India is ranked 150. Our per capita GDP is $1,586 per year. This means that the average Indian produces goods and services worth `8,800 per month. Countries below India in the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Exploring heirlooms of the Singapore-Javanese communitySINGAPORE: After a British trading settlement was founded in Singapore in 1819,
Exploring heirlooms of the Singapore-Javanese community
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
SINGAPORE: After a British trading settlement was founded in Singapore in 1819, the Javanese became one of the biggest ethnic groups to migrate to local shores. Some were driven by economic hardship, while others decided to remain in Singapore on the... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conferenceremain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on th
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conference
Lake Placid News / Posted 19 days ago
remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conferenceremain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on th
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conference
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 19 days ago
remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conferenceremain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on th
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conference
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 19 days ago
remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries... Read more
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Salon.com
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conferenceremain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on th
Cultural sensitivities obstacle at UN AIDS conference
Salon.com / Posted 19 days ago
remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries... Read more
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The Temasek Review
About Meritocracy – Talent is Overrated! « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSWhen we were young and Singapore was young, we believe in the kind of meritocra
About Meritocracy – Talent is Overrated! « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 19 days ago
When we were young and Singapore was young, we believe in the kind of meritocracy that PAP had preached. We believe because it seems logical. Forget about how rich or poor the boy is, forget about his lineage, forget his inherited traits, the test of... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Bett officially launches leadership summit and expo in MalaysiaEconomy Corporation (MDEC) youth division director Sumitra Nair; Taylors Educat
Bett officially launches leadership summit and expo in Malaysia
The Borneo Post / Posted 20 days ago
Economy Corporation (MDEC) youth division director Sumitra Nair; Taylors Education Group vice president Ridwan Othman; Head of Microsoft Public Sector Asia-Pacific Vivek Puthucode; and Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS)... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Could new military technology threaten Australia's new submarines? Kim Beazley issues warning.the next decade could have an impact on Australia's $50 billion submarine repla
Could new military technology threaten Australia's new submarines? Kim Beazley issues warning.
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 21 days ago
the next decade could have an impact on Australia's $50 billion submarine replacement program, given the rapid development of unmanned submersible platforms that are better able to detect conventional submarines. Former Labor leader and onetime... Read more
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The Courier
Could new military technology threaten Australia's new submarines? Kim Beazley issues warning.the next decade could have an impact on Australia's $50 billion submarine repla
Could new military technology threaten Australia's new submarines? Kim Beazley issues warning.
The Courier / Posted 21 days ago
the next decade could have an impact on Australia's $50 billion submarine replacement program, given the rapid development of unmanned submersible platforms that are better able to detect conventional submarines. Former Labor leader and onetime... Read more
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