Science and Technology Development Fund presents results of six Covid-19 research projects

The Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) today (Wednesday) presented the results of six subsidised research projects connected to Covid-19 pandemic prevention and treatment projects.

These included two projects from University of Macau, two from Macau Science and Technology University (MUST) and two from private companies, which had their interim reports presented at the Macau Science Centre today.

In February of this year, the fund opened an application round for local universities, research institutions, science and technology enterprises and scientific researchers to apply for funding to pandemic prevention-related projects, with 74 applications received.

The 74 projects include 54 university projects, 16 projects from science and technology companies, one science and technology community project and three individual projects.

The expected duration range of the research projects varied from three to 12 months, with some 16 projects said to have already obtained results.

The maximum support granted for this specific round was

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RYB Education, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

BEIJING, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RYB Education, Inc. (“RYB” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RYB), a leading early childhood education service provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2020.

Impact from COVID-19

With the unprecedented challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic since late January 2020, the Company encountered disruptions of business starting from the first quarter. Following the control measures and regulations introduced by the government, the Company began in late January to temporarily suspend the operations of its facilities in China. The closure of facilities has continued through nearly the entire second quarter of this year. This had a significantly adverse impact on the result of operation in the first half of 2020 as the majority of the Company’s net revenues are derived from tuition fees collected at such facilities.

In response to the challenges presented by Covid-19, the

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How To Ensure Your Leadership Development Programs Give You The Results You Need

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In today’s ever-changing world, organizations are looking to transform themselves in order to stay competitive and be future-ready. In fact, Harvard Business’ 2018 State of Leadership report (download required) found that, of the organizations studied, 86 percent reported to be undergoing some state of transformation. One of the key drivers of an organization’s ability to transform is its ability to develop leaders who are strategic, agile and resilient. The more the learning and development of senior management is leveraged as a strategic tool, the better equipped companies are to transform. 

According to Training Industry, in 2019 alone, companies spent approximately $370 billion on leadership training. The offering is wide and the field ever-expanding. However, research, surveys and experts such as those from Harvard Business Review and McKinsey & Company warn that, despite the huge investments,

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Will The Results be Declared This Week? Check What Education Minister Has to Say

Ramesh Pokhriyal sitting at a table

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JEE Main 2020 Latest News: Giving a piece of good news for students who had recently appeared for the JEE Main 2020 amid strict COVID guidelines, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday said that the process for JEE Mains 2020 result declaration has already started and it will be announced soon. Taking to Twitter, Pokhriyal said that the process for result declaration has begun and the results will be announced soon. “My heartfelt thanks to all students and parents for reposing trust in the government and participating in JEE Main exam. Process for result declaration has begun and results will be announced soon,” he said. Soon after the results are declared, candidates can check their score be able to check their results online at Over 8 lakh students have appeared for the JEE Main 2020. Media reports suggest that the JEE
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Welsh government makes U-turn on A-level and GCSE results | Exams

Wales has joined Scotland and Northern Ireland in saying students will be awarded their centre-assessed grades. Wales’s education minister, Kirsty Williams, said that given “decisions elsewhere”, she had decided to back teacher assessment of students.

The decision will apply to A-levels awarded last week and the GCSE results that are due to be published on Thursday. A-level students who received higher grades than those predicted by teachers will keep those higher grades.

Northern Ireland is using teacher assessment only for GCSEs; A-level awards will stand.

The Westminster government announced a similar U-turn for England later on Monday.

More than four in 10 A-level grades predicted by teachers were lowered when Welsh results were published last week, prompting criticism from students, opposition politicians and Welsh Labour backbenchers.

Williams announced there would be an independent review of decisions made since the cancellation of exams due to the Covid pandemic.

She said: “We

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Ofqual exam results algorithm was unlawful, says Labour | Education

Ofqual’s exam results algorithm was unlawful, the shadow attorney general has said, as Gavin Williamson finally gave his backing to the beleaguered regulator.

The education secretary, who has previously pointed the finger at Ofqual over the exams fiasco, issued a statement on Wednesday saying he had full confidence in the regulator. He admitted it had ultimately been Ofqual’s decision to make U-turn on results produced by its algorithm in favour of teacher-assessed grades.

Meanwhile, Charlie Falconer, who was lord chancellor under Tony Blair and is now a Labour frontbencher in the Lords, argued that ministers and Ofqual would have been aware of at least three breaches of the law in the standardisation formula used.

Gavin Williamson, 12 August, to ITV

“[I have] every confidence that the system we have put in place is a robust system, a system that’s fair”

Gavin Williamson, 12 August, to the BBC

“The system, for

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