From Museum to Sky Tower, a beacon of employee-enterprise

From Museum to Sky Tower, a beacon of employee-enterprise

Beca steps into its second century Tim Murphy Auckland, January 27, 2020 The largest New Zealand owned and headquartered professional services business, Beca, is about to enter its second century with a global reach and staff in offices from Myanmar to the Pacific Islands. Enter Auckland’s Southern Motorway at the city’s Hobson Street on-ramp and a substantial building with a famous…

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Australia Day speeches exclude most Australians

Australia Day speeches exclude most Australians

Nicholas Bromfield and Alexander Page Sydney, Australia, January 27, 2020 Last year on Australia Day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison used Facebook to describe Australia as a place “made up of so many peoples.” But he also stressed the importance of January 26 as the day Australia “did change forever” and said all Australians “must come together” on this day. He did not…

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Why Tamil versions of Mahabharata differ from other narratives

Why Tamil versions of Mahabharata differ from other narratives

Shimla, India, January 26, 2020 From the Wire, New Delhi: This is a condensed version of a lecture by Professor Vijaya Ramaswamy, titled ‘Reluctant Brides, Deviant Wives and Cunning Witches: Women in Tamil Mahabharatas,’ focusing on Draupadi, Alli and Aravalli-Suravall. The event was scheduled to be held at the C P Ramaswami Aiyar Institute of Indological Research, Chennai, on January 4,…

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Massey turns the Maths magic on school students

Massey turns the Maths magic on school students

Supplied Content Auckland, January 26, 2020 Summer holidays plus Maths classes would not normally add up. But that is exactly what more than 150 Auckland primary school pupils signed up for: a holiday Maths programme, combining a Pasifika cultural approach with the latest robotics technology. Massey University Mathematics researchers Dr Jodie Hunter and her mother Professor Bobbie Hunter, based at…

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National integrity at risk over political funding

National integrity at risk over political funding

Sourced Content TINZ, Wellington, January 25, 2020 In November 2019, Transparency International UK launched the updated Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker. This global Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by governments at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit held in London. It is common for country leaders to move on to their next challenge, even when the last has not yet been completed.…

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