PHOTO: AFP / The Asean Post As anti-government sentiment among Thailand’s student population shows no sign of abating, the Education Ministry says it plans to overhaul the Basic Education Core Curriculum to provide students with a better understanding of political developments in the Kingdom between 1932 and 1957. Supat Chumpathong says the new curriculum will also place more of a focus on analytical thinking, instead of learning by rote. The Thai education system has come in for criticism in some quarters for not fostering critical thinking among students. University academics are being drafted in to help with the revamp, with a draft expected to be submitted to the Education ministry by mid-December, in the hope it can be implemented in the 2022 academic year. Supat says the social studies curriculum will be updated to consist of information currently not included. The ongoing anti-government protests refer to a 1932 revolution, organised by Khana Ratsadon (the People’s … [Read more...] about Education ministry says curriculum revamp will promote analytical thinking over rote learning
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George Johnson, the six-year-old son of real estate broker Jessica Johnson, spent over $16,000 on in-app purchases for the Sonic Forces iPhone game, according to the New York Post. George reportedly began buying add-on boosters in July, spending $1.99 for red rings and eventually $99.99 for gold rings, which offered his character new abilities and higher speeds. A six-year-old spent more than Rs 11 lakh on his mother’s credit card to make in-game purchases on #SonicForces on #iPad . https://t.co/wsZ4mZNrSd — News18 Tech (@News18Tech) December 14, 2020 “It’s like my 6-year-old was doing lines of cocaine — and doing bigger and bigger hits,” George’s mother Jessica told the Post. “The way the charges get bundled made it almost impossible [to figure out that] they were from a game.” (RELATED: Teacher on Zoom Call Held At Knifepoint, Sics Dog On Attacker, Chases Him With Scissors) Jessica began to notice large sums being withdrawn from her bank account and … [Read more...] about ‘Completely Predatory’: Mother Charged With Over $16,000 Bill From Child’s iPhone Game
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is scheduled to report its Q4 2022 results on Wednesday, February 8. We expect CVS stock to trade sideways post the results announcement, with Q4 revenue likely falling marginally below and earnings aligning with the consensus estimates. While we expect the company to post steady growth for its healthcare and pharmacy services businesses, higher costs and lower contributions from the Covid-19 vaccine administration likely weighed on its overall performance. Although we expect CVS to report a mixed Q4, CVS stock looks undervalued, as discussed below. Our interactive dashboard analysis on CVS Health’s Earnings Preview has additional details. (1) Revenue expected to be marginally below the consensus estimates Trefis estimates CVS’ Q4 2022 revenues to be around $76.0 billion, reflecting no growth, and it compares with the $76.2 billion consensus estimate. While CVS’ Covid-19 vaccine … [Read more...] about Will CVS Health Stock Rise Post Q4 Results?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As we observe Black History Month, it’s a good time for businesses and individuals to reassess just how well they are living up to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and to explore how they can improve. Studying history is one way to do that, even if the connection to DEI might seem at first glance tangential to what’s happening in your offices and conference rooms today. But really, when you think about it, it’s not that difficult to make the connection. The lessons we learn from history – or don’t learn because we are never taught them – affect us in many ways, sometimes including how others in the workplace see us. Just recently on my vlog , “Intentional Conversations,” I discussed this very subject with Emmanuel Kulu Jr., an author of historical fiction and founder of the Ancient African Antiquities Research Institute of America. Kulu made the point that when a … [Read more...] about Black History, DEI, And Becoming A True Ally
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The House voted Thursday to eject Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee over controversial tweets about Israel, fulfilling House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)’s promise to oust her and two other Democrats from their committees after the previously Democratic-controlled House removed two Republicans from committees in 2021. Key Facts The House voted 218-211 on party lines on a resolution to eject Omar, with one member, Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio), voting present. The resolution cited Omar’s 2019 tweet suggesting the U.S.’s relationship with Israel is “all about the Benjamins,” a comment many lawmakers from both parties criticized as an antisemitic trope, but Democrats view the move as revenge for the Democratic-controlled House’s decision in 2021 to remove Republican Reps. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) from their committees over a string of incendiary … [Read more...] about House Votes To Remove Ilhan Omar From House Foreign Affairs Committee
All products and services featured are independently selected by Forbes Vetted contributors and editors. When you make a purchase through links on this page, we may earn a commission. Learn more Terry Ward , Contributor Forbes Vetted S inger Bob Marley perhaps summed up Jamaica’s laid-back vibes best when he crooned, “Don’t worry about a thing.” With sugary beaches lapped by clear waters and verdant mountains, Jamaica promises the quintessential Caribbean vacation. There are delicious seafood and jerk dishes to sample and vivid sunsets that should be taken in at a beachfront bar to the sound of mellow reggae beats. The third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica has diverse landscapes and intriguing culture and history. Your vacation can be intrepid and adventurous or all-out luxurious. The best hotels and resorts in Jamaica offer friendly service, beautiful beaches, world class spas and wellness programs as well as activities for kids, golfers and … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Jamaican Resorts
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Children worldwide share stories of perseverance and hope as they call on leaders to make good on the promise of education for all. By Kent Page Children worldwide are being denied their basic human right to an education. Conflict, climate change, displacement and other crises are pushing them to the edge. To highlight the amazing stories of perseverance and hope emerging on the front lines, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) — the UN’s global fund for education in emergencies that is hosted by UNICEF — asked crisis-affected girls and boys worldwide what education means to them. These ‘ Postcards from the Edge ’ offer us a living testament to the remarkable power of education to transform lives. There are stories of burnt villages and violent attacks, stories of droughts and hunger, and stories of courage and hope in the face of adversity. Since sending out the call to its partners, ECW has received dozens of … [Read more...] about Postcards From The Edge
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Twenty-seven-year-old Edgar Garay was killed after he fell from a cliff in Puerto Rico last Sunday while attempting to film a social media video for TikTok. He is sadly among the latest person to be killed while trying to stage a perfect photo or video. A 2018 study conducted by Indian researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences found that 259 people had died between 2011 and 2017 while trying to take "extreme selfies" with their phones. These have included falls from the tops of mountains, cliff sides, and even tall buildings; while others have been swept away by water currents, and more than a few were killed by wild animals. In one case, a pair of Russian soldiers had posed with a live grenade that suddenly went off, while a teenage Romanian girl tried to take an "ultimate selfie" from the top of a moving train only to come in contact with a live wire. It is also a global phenomenon – with … [Read more...] about Dying For The Perfect Photo Or Video – Is Social Media Claiming Lives?
Representative image Collegedekho has said it raised $9 million (about Rs 74.55 crore) from its existing investor Winter Capital Partners. The startup is a college admission and higher education services platform. Founded by Ruchir Arora, Saurabh Jain, and Rohit Saha, Collegedekho was launched as a student guidance platform in 2015. It connects prospective students with colleges using its proprietary technology and an AI-based chatbot, and has since then has counselled more than 70 lakh students and around 1,500 colleges with their student recruitments. Arora, co-founder and chief executive of Collegedekho, said the company had raised $35 million in series B round last November, according to a statement. This round was led by Winter Capital, ETS Strategic Capital which is the private equity investment arm of ETS (creator of the TOEFL tests and GRE general test), Calega, Man Capital, Disrupt ADQ and QIC. Read More Prior to that, it had raised over $45 … [Read more...] about Collegedekho gets $9 million from Winter Capital
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin What Women Need to Know About SECURE Act 2.0 On December 23, 2022, while most of the country was out of the office enjoying a nice holiday break, Congress passed an update to the retirement bill known as the SECURE Act, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (now referred to as SECURE Act 2.0). While the original SECURE Act, passed nearly three years prior in December 2019, had a net negative impact by eliminating the “stretch IRA” (the ability for a non-spouse beneficiary of a qualified retirement account to take distributions over their lifetime), SECURE Act 2.0 had an overall net positive impact, making numerous small changes to retirement plan savings rules in an effort to encourage Americans to save more for their retirement. In total, there are over 90 provisions in SECURE Act 2.0. Below, I highlight a few revisions that are particularly meaningful for women. Why focus on women, in … [Read more...] about What Women Need To Know About SECURE Act 2.0