English tuition lags
In today’s fast-moving, competitive world, knowledge of a foreign language is now considered a necessity. As technology continues to make the world smaller, it’s important to command a common language to communicate in, and English is one such international language that has allowed people access to universal knowledge.However, a recent English proficiency ranking suggests Thailand needs a major and urgent revamp of its English education system.According to the annual English Proficiency Index released last week by the global language education company, EF Education First, Thailand’s overall p...
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Your Worst One Percent: The Art of Playing Defense
Whitney Tilson’s email to investors, sharing an excerpt on “Your Worst One Percent,” from his upcoming book, The Art of Playing Defense.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreFollowing up on yesterday's e-mail about the calamity of losing your reputation, here's another related excerpt from my upcoming book, The Art of Playing Defense:Your Worst One PercentIt's important to understand that you aren't judged for the way you behave 90% or even 95% of the time, but rather on your worst 1% – or even 0.01%.To my knowledge, David Sokol, a senior executive at Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B), had ...
Taylor Swift says back catalog sold without her knowledge
New York (AFP) - Taylor Swift has confirmed that the rights to her first six albums have been sold to a private equity firm without her knowledge, in the latest dispute over the pop megastar's lucrative back catalog.The 30-year-old singer has become one of the most bankable musicians in the world after more than a decade of chartbusting hits including "Shake It Off" and "I Knew You Were Trouble".But last year she began sparring publicly with music mogul Scooter Braun, who manages rival popstars Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, after his company's decision to purchase a majority stake in the bu...
Building Young African Leaders The ZeroToOne Foundation Way
True leadership is using knowledge, power and authority to ensure the living standards of the people are improved —Chinua AchebeLeadership, to some extent, is as old as man. In Africa, even before Western colonisation, African communities had leaders and various leadership styles to govern themselves. The big question in most contemporary African countries is: Is the kind of leadership we had before then, the kind we have today? Whatever the answer is, Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya, had this to say, “Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselv...
Give your children the gift of financial knowledge
“World Savings Day, ce lebrated on 31st October each year, was established to inform people all over the world about the idea of saving their money in a bank rather than keeping it under their mattress. It seeks to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of savings both for modern economies and for individuals alike. Savings is important in the global economy and every depositor contributes to its development.”The day is usually marked with events and activities aimed at inspiring children and young people to learn about money, saving, creating livelihoods, and planning for a future ...
A world of knowledge comes to life
A world of knowledge comes to lifepublished : 22 Oct 2020 at 04:00newspaper section:[Life](http://search.bangkokpost.com/search/result_advanced?category=news&xNewsSection=Life)Bangkok International Artists Guild (Biag) is staging Too Loud A Solitude at KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theater, 7th floor of Siam Square One, Rama I Road, from tomorrow until Saturday at 8pm.A collaboration with the Czech embassy, the new production is a loose adaptation of the 1976 short novel of the same title by the renowned Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal. The novel is a romantic and dramatic tale of a man who for 35 years ...
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How event professionals can survive now and in future
This may not be the best of times for everyone in the country, judging by the effect of Covid-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy.If there is one critical piece of information sought after by event players at this time, it is the knowledge of how to survive and navigate the storm.Interestingly, that knowledge came the way of event practitioners, who recently benefitted from the knowledge-sharing training and strategy session which focused on ‘Innovation: The future of the Events.’The session tagged, ‘Esmeralda Masterclass 2.0’ was put together by the Association of Event Vendors (ASSEV) Nigeri...
Why most startups in Tanzania fail – and the way forward
In 2019, for example, while a platform like VC4A listed a total of 13,500 startups in Africa, only about 427 of the startups raised over $2 billion in funding. So, if you are a startup in Africa, you are only about three percent likely to raise funds from venture capital firms.While funding accruing to the African startup ecosystem from venture capital firms is increasing year-on-year, the number of startups which benefit the funding are relatively small compared to the number of startups in Africa.One of the disconnects between capital (mostly foreign investors) and startups (mostly local com...
Trinidad & Tobago loses a fount of cultural knowledge with the passing of comedian Dennis ‘Sprangalang’ Hall
Comedian and cultural storyteller Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall on stage during the Kaiso Laugh Riot at Tropical Paradise in Brooklyn, New York, in 2016. Screenshot taken from a YouTube video uploaded by Gentle Benjamin.Comedic genius and cultural historian Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall died on October 2, 2020, two days after his 71st birthday. He had been ailing for some time and his passing — which comes just five months after the death of his brother, Trinbagonian playwright Tony Hall, and about two weeks after the death of actor Nigel Scott, a stalwart of local theatre — leaves a gaping hole in Tr...
Educating Nigerians on the intent of the National Water Resources Bill
Little knowledge is always dangerous. It leads to wrong readings, perception and action on a particular issue. Ignorance was described by John Foster in 1821 as “waste howling wilderness” to which many people have been consigned for lack of knowledge. This seems to be what is happening to many Nigerians on the issue of the National Water Resources Bill before the National Assembly – while they have not had the time to read the provisions of the Bill, they have found the time to imbibe the personal views of those who deliberately want to castigate the bill for self-serving reasons.The gullible ...