Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China

HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fettes College Guangzhou has opened on the 1st of September 2020, offering a co-educational boarding and day school with Kindergarten to year 12 school guided by GCSE, A Level and the International Baccalaureate curricula. As one of the UK’s top private schools, Fettes College will be partnering for the first time in Asia with Bright Scholar Education, China’s largest K-12 school operator.

Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China
Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China

 

Located on an expansive 33-acre bespoke campus designed international architects Broadway Malayan, FCG has been specifically designed to deliver a unique approach to learning. Their are world-class facilities for teaching, sports, music, drama as well as home-from-home boarding houses and green space for reflection and creativity will provide an ideal environment
Located on an expansive 33-acre bespoke campus designed international architects Broadway Malayan, FCG has been specifically designed to deliver a unique approach to learning. Their are world-class facilities for teaching, sports, music, drama as well as home-from-home boarding houses and green space for reflection and creativity will provide an ideal environment

 

Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China
Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China

 

Fettes College Guangzhou raises the bar for boarding education in China
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Advocates raise concerns about funding cuts on 33rd anniversary of Willowbrook State School’s closure

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Advocates for the developmentally disabled gathered at the site of the former Willowbrook State School on Thursday to raise concerns about funding cuts.

Rally attendees, including parents and some former employees of the institution, raised concerns about a possible “return to Willowbrook” if New York is either unable or unwilling to adequately fund programs across the state.

Laura Kennedy, a parent advocate who has a developmentally disabled daughter, addressed the crowd gathered for the 33rd anniversary of Willowbrook’s official closure by former Gov. Mario Cuomo and called on his son to adequately fund the needed services.

“We are here today as advocates to express our fears and frustrations to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration for their continuing neglect of people with developmental disabilities,” she said. “We gather here to protest the draconian budget cuts he has implemented and continue to implement.”

At least 100 attendees

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UPDATE 1-Dutch government boosts spending to support jobs during pandemic

(Adds updated economic projections)

AMSTERDAM, Sept 15 (Reuters) – The Dutch government will maintain heavy spending in an effort to counter the effects of the coronavirus pandemic despite a rapid deterioration of the state finances, its draft budget for 2021 showed on Tuesday.

The budget deficit is set to balloon to 7% of gross domestic product this year and 5.5% in 2021, while national debt is expected to hit 62% of GDP next year, as support for workers and companies struck by the pandemic is extended well into 2021.

“In these insecure times, the government chooses not to cut spending but to invest in job security, social safety nets and a stronger economy,” King Willem-Alexander said in his annual speech presenting the government’s new budget.

The Dutch economy is expected to shrink by an unprecedented 5% this year before rebounding by 3.5% in 2021, said the government’s main economic policy

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PowerZ is a video game focused on education founded by Shadow founder

Meet PowerZ, a new French startup founded by Emmanuel Freund, the founder of popular cloud gaming service Shadow, as well as former Shadow employees. The company wants to develop a video game that is as engaging as Fortnite, but with a focus on education. It is both an edtech startup and a video game studio.

PowerZ has raised a $3.5 million (€3 million) seed round from Educapital, Hachette Livre and various business angels, such as Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Michaël Benabou and Octave Klaba.

After turning Shadow into one of the most valuable French startups, Freund stepped back and took some time to think about his second act. He spent some time with his two children aged 5 and 8 years old.

“I realized that code-learning tools for children are very lacking. So I turned to math because you don’t need any support material. There are 40,000 apps but they all look

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The US election could be a danger for Taiwan, an opportunity for China

Taiwan staged several military exercises in its regional waters this past week. Although the Taiwanese defense ministry would not disclose what it tested, it is likely – considering the “unlimited” flight ceiling that it mandated, and the involvement of Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology – that the exercises included Taiwan’s most advanced anti-ballistic missile or short-range ballistic missile capabilities.



a fighter jet flying through a cloudy sky: The US election could be a danger for Taiwan, an opportunity for China


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The US election could be a danger for Taiwan, an opportunity for China

Either missile would be critical in a confrontation between the mainland People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Taiwanese Republic of China (ROC), by mitigating the ferocity of a Chinese first-strike or giving Taiwan precision retaliatory capabilities.

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China, however, did not remain idle. Its air force violated Taiwanese airspace at least twice during the exercises, deploying Su-30MKK air superiority fighters and Y-8 transport aircraft. This force composition deserves greater emphasis.

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Early departures saved flight attendants’ jobs

Delta Air Lines will not furlough any flight attendants and front-line workers in 2020 due to the many employees who opted for early retirement, the airline announced on Tuesday.



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Delta: Early departures saved flight attendants’ jobs

More than 40,000 employees voluntarily signed up for short- and long-term unpaid leaves of absences and 20 percent chose to voluntarily exit the company, CEO Ed Bastian wrote in a memo to employees. Delta also scaled down operations and reduced ground-based employees work hours by 25 percent.

“While it is difficult to see so many of our colleagues leave, every one of those departures helped save Delta jobs,” Bastian wrote. “As a result of these actions, Delta will be able to avoid involuntary furloughs for our flight attendants and ground-based frontline employees in the U.S., as we’ve effectively managed our staffing between now and the start of peak summer 2021

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SMEDAN Flags Off National Business Skills Development Programme

The Small and Medium Enterpriss Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), yesterday flagged off the national business skills development initiative for Lagos State.

Over 1000 entrepreneurs are expected to benefit from the programme that is already running in some states.

 

SMEDAN’s director-general, Dikko Radda said small and medium enterprises are critical in the Nigerian economy. He said the initiative would trigger an entrepreneurial revolution in industrialisation, agriculture, and commerce in Nigeria.

The SMEDAN DG explained that the programme is running in 11 states in the country including: Katsina, Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi, Adamawa, Niger, Lagos, Kwara, Bauchi, Zamfara and Ekiti where a total of 1,397 entrepreneurs would be impacted with entrepreneurship skills, vocational skills, and empowerment materials.

He said the initiative has been concluded in Ebonyi, Niger, and Adamawa, with others commencing subsequently.

Radda said the expected outcomes of the programme include improved business management practice; improved service provision by trained artisans;

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US technology embargo list gives China a blueprint for home-grown innovation over the next decade, top science official says



China is looking to make home-grown strides in innovative technology, such as the development of advanced aircraft tyres and computer chips, to reduce its reliance on the United States. Photo: EPA


China is looking to make home-grown strides in innovative technology, such as the development of advanced aircraft tyres and computer chips, to reduce its reliance on the United States. Photo: EPA

China’s top science and technology official says the central government is viewing Washington’s list of embargoed or controlled technologies to China as an outline for what to focus on over the next decade, reflecting Beijing’s strategy of enhancing domestic research to cut reliance on American technologies.

“The US’ technological containment list will be our mission for scientific and technological development,” Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.

The aim is to avoid “being strangled” technologically, he said. “We must focus on core technologies, key materials, techniques and basic algorithms, and take the initiative in areas such as mask aligners (which produce integrated circuits), tyres (for aircraft) and

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Air New Zealand plans to cut up to 385 more cabin crew jobs

* Would take job losses to 37% of pre-COVID workforce

* Cuts are deeper than at rivals Qantas, Singapore Airlines

* Union calls on airline to stop outsourcing roles

SYDNEY, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Air New Zealand Ltd said on Wednesday it aims to cut up to 385 more cabin crew jobs due to the lack of long-haul international flying, which would take its COVID-19 related job losses to around 37% of its workforce.

The percentage figure is higher than the cuts to nearly 30% of jobs at Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd and around 20% at Singapore Airlines Ltd.

Air New Zealand said in a statement it would need fewer cabin crew due to the decline in demand on North American routes, which had led it to reduce return flights to Los Angeles to three a week from daily and convert San Francisco flights to cargo only.

“In the foreseeable

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