People’s Representation at the cusp of new phase worldwide

Seven academics advocate rethink and remake of Democracy The Conversation, USA/Australia January 19, 2018 These comments on the global fate of democracy, the first in a three-part series, Is Democracy Dead or Alive?, are gathered by Democratic Theoryand co-published by The Conversation with the Sydney Democracy Network. Several of these comments will feature as full-length articles in a special issue…

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Poverty stops motivation and ability to learn

David Wine, New York, USA January 19, 2018 According to Dr Charles (Chuck) Basch, author of Healthier Students Are Better Learners, health issues, which disproportionately plague low-income urban minority youth, play a major role in limiting students motivation and ability to learn. It is estimated that 800 million people are spending at least 10% of their household budget on out-of-pocket…

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Breach of Education Act brought down Best Pacific Institute shutters

Supplied Content Wellington, January 19, 2018 The failed BEST Pacific Institute of Education in Auckland filed incorrect student information and under-delivered on its training promises, an investigation report released by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has said. The TEC appointed Deloitte in 2015 to investigate BEST after becoming concerned it was resubmitting a large number of student records. Investigation Report…

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Bookings open for Auckland inorganic collections

However, this is not a free service Supplied Content Auckland, January 18, 2018 Bookings are now open for Auckland Council’s 2018 inorganic service, which will start making collections in late February. It is easy to make a booking. Visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/inorganic and follow the steps. When you enter your address the booking tool will let you know when your collection week…

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Commerce Commission warns against breach of Competition Law

Supplied Content (Includes links to videos) Wellington, January 18, 2018 Businesses using unfair and undue advantage that visits on them due to official positions and connections, company staff decrying competition in their sales pitch and other means are breaching the laws in force and can be subject to penalties. Following is a statement issued by Competition and Consumer General Manager…

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