The true concept of Ethnic communities representation

The true concept of Ethnic communities representation

Rome, Italy (Paper presented on November 26, 2019) The concept of “representation” is quite broad and is used in many areas of public life. One of the most often cited definition of “representation” belongs to Ankersmit, according to whom “representation is a making present (again) of what is absent. Or, more formally, A is a representation of B when it…

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Founder with passion for truth and courage of conviction

Founder with passion for truth and courage of conviction

Venkat Raman Auckland, Wellington, December 17, 2019 “All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced upon them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.” Almost seventy years after Henry Louis Mencken paid that left-handed compliment to scribes in his First Series of…

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Auckland Varsity in PhD Programme with IIT Karagpur

Auckland Varsity in PhD Programme with IIT Karagpur

Supplied Content Auckland, December 17, 2019 The University of Auckland has signed a historic agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur to offer a joint PhD programme. It is the first of its kind between a New Zealand university and an Indian Institute of Technology. IIT Kharagpur, located in West Bengal, is India’s fifth ranked university and is…

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Parliament approves ‘fairer alternative’ to MPs’ pay hike

Parliament approves ‘fairer alternative’ to MPs’ pay hike

Supplied Content Wellington, December 17, 2019 A bill that restores independence to how MPs’ pay is calculated has passed through Parliament today, Workplace Safety and Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has said. “Last year, we took action to freeze MPs’ pay increases, after another unacceptably large pay increase was proposed. This year we have repealed the failed formula behind that proposal,”…

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