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Filipino seafarers to undergo anti-piracy training

By Mon, Jan 04, 2010 5:22PM UTC

The Philippines has ordered its seafarers, comprising about a third of the world’s commercial sailors, to go through anti-piracy training before they will be allowed to board ships, the labor secretary said Monday. The training, which lasts about eight hours, will be mandatory from Jan. 15. The measure is a

VidyaGyan: A great idea for rural education

By Fri, Dec 18, 2009 12:56PM UTC

  Educating its children has to be the most critical task that any society faces. It is a bellwether task for a society: how well it does in education indicates how well the society is able to do anything else. No society which is a failure in education can ever

A different dig at the private education scene

By Thu, Dec 10, 2009 8:02AM UTC

The editorial of the Straits Times applauded the new measures to protect students from premature closure of private schools. The additional requirements by the MOE will give students some peace of mind, at least they would not lose all their money, and there is an option of placement in other


By Wed, Dec 02, 2009 8:18PM UTC

In the 1970’s I was tasked by the military to teach medics the stages of grief written about and popularized by Elizabeth Kubler Ross. Disbelief, Anger, Denial and Acceptance are all part and parcel of loss and Ross gave us a viable way to understand emotions in confusing circumstances. Some

Dear Mr. Bagel

By Thu, Nov 12, 2009 8:00PM UTC Dear Mr. Bagel

  Typically only 1/10 will even show for an interview even after sending in a recommendation. Even with the dearth of good paying jobs with insurance and social security paid by an honest and caring employer like Danny. Most new graduates or senior students will think a restaurant job too

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