The education system in the U.S. has room for improvement. In 2014, the U.S. spent an average of $16,268 a year per pupil on education. That’s far more than the global average of $10,759, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) annual report on education. But despite spending over 50 percent more on each pupil than the world average, American pupils are not testing well compared to their international peers. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) found that in 2015 the U.S. lagged slightly behind the average of industrialized countries in reading and science, and even more so in math. Educational inequality is divided by geographical lines. Post-high school education was found to vary more depending on the state the pupil was born in, rather than country of birth or parental attainment. Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, we’ve compiled the states that have the most people over 25 with a graduate or … [Read more...] about Ranked: The Most Educated States in the U.S.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has started testing a new business banking platform alongside a separate digital retail bank. The platform, which is being run under the Natwest brand, is in very early-stage tests with a small number of small businesses. The business bank tests are running alongside a separate retail banking offering in development, Press Association first reported. Britain's legacy banks are racing to update their systems and keep pace with digital-only challenger banks and other competitors who are pouring money into new technology for customers, with RBS under particular pressure to revamp its systems after a string of scandals. Read more: If the regulator won’t regulate, who will? RBS has faced repeated censure for the actions of its global restructuring group (GRG), which regulators have condemned for unethical business practices related mainly to overcharging small business customers. Meanwhile, smaller competitors in the business lending space will be provided … [Read more...] about Royal Bank of Scotland testing new Natwest digital business banking platform
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Sông Lam Nghệ An (SLNA) had victory within their grasp, but a lack of focus in the closing minutes meant they shared points with Quảng Ninh Coal in the 23rd round of V.League 1 yesterday. SLNA tied 2-2 with Quảng Ninh in the game held at Cẩm Phả Stadium in the northern province of Quảng Ninh. With the support of home fans, Quảng Ninh played actively and put the pressure on the visiting side’s goal. However, SLNA played more effectively. In the 34th minute, Jermie Lynch opened the score for SLNA. Just a minute later, Lynch took full advantage of an error by Quảng Ninh’s defence to double the score for the visitors. In the second half, Teofilo Soares Eydison scored two goals for Quảng Ninh in the 86th and 88th minutes. In another match, Khánh Hòa tied 0-0 with hosts SHB Đà Nẵng. Despite playing away, Khánh Hòa controlled … [Read more...] about SLNA tie with Quảng Ninh in V.League 1
MANILA - The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde has urged government to penalize Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and blogger Andrew Olivar for making fun of sign language in a video. The school, in a statement, said the video was a "clear violation of RA 9442, which penalizes verbal, non-verbal ridicule and vilification against persons with disability." "The mimicry of sign language and of the Deaf's voice, as well as the statements of incitement and insult from a government official and a blogger are definitely discriminating against the Deaf, their culture, and language," it said. In a video shared by Uson to her 5.7 million followers last Thursday, Olivar can be seen mimicking sign language and making sounds in an apparent imitation of hearing-impaired people. Uson, who filmed the clip, can be heard laughing in the background. The school also called on the government to consider the removal of Uson from office. "We call on the government to take … [Read more...] about Sanctions sought for Mocha Uson, blogger over offensive sign language video
MANILA - The Philippines will break into the ranks of upper-middle income countries as early as next year, one of the country's economic managers said on Tuesday. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said that while economic expansion slowed down in the first half of 2018, the country's growth momentum remained. Pernia said growth in the Philippines is increasingly being driven by investments, instead of consumption. "The Philippines is also slated to become an upper-middle income country by 2019, as early as 2019, not 2022, with a per capita income of more than $4,000," Pernia said during a briefing by economic managers. The World Bank defines upper-middle income countries as having a per capita income of $3,896 to $12,055. China, Malaysia, and Thailand are upper-middle income countries under the World Bank classification while Taiwan, Singapore and Japan are dubbed as high-income economies with incomes of $12,056 or more. The Philippines is currently … [Read more...] about PH to be upper-middle income country in 2019, Pernia says