The British Council and the British Embassy in Bangkok shared the latest statistics on Thai higher education students studying in the UK. From a total of 15,457 Thai students choosing to study in English speaking countries, 6,880 are studying in the UK. The top five most popular subjects among Thai students in the UK are business management (60%), law (10%), engineering and technology (6%), social studies (5%), followed by creative arts and design (3%). The six measures are introduced to ensure the health and safety of the international students studying in the UK: 1) student support during the coronavirus quarantine, 2) a special financial relief programme, 3) support for mental health and wellbeing, 4) access to public health services, 5) convenient access to COVID testing, and 6) access to COVID-19 vaccines on the same basis as other UK citizens. The British Council’s scholarships are introduced to support the students to further their education in the UK – GREAT scholarships and … [Read more...] about UK Remains the Most Popular Education Destination for Thai Students
The tribal chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government is speaking out against Williams Lake city council for its most recent push to have prolific and repeat offenders face tougher jail sentences. “Their proposed way of dealing with crime is only going to cause crime to escalate,” Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse said. “You want to get tough, get tough on drug dealers.” Over the past couple of years, Williams Lake city council has lobbied for the electronic monitoring of prolific offenders even agreeing to lease 10 GPS electronic tracking anklets in May 2018. City council’s latest efforts have recently involved calls for a public inquiry into the ‘weak and ineffective judicial sentencing of prolific offenders’ which has received the support of the Cariboo Regional District, MLA Lorne Doerkson and MP Todd Doherty. “When you throw these (offenders) in, you think you’re being tough on them and you’ve thrown away the key, but what you’re creating is hardened criminals and that’s … [Read more...] about Tough on crime approach won’t improve outcomes among prolific offenders in Williams Lake: Chief
Kristy Alphonse Palmantier of the Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) lives a life of purpose. “As a First Nations woman, it’s been a hard, hard battle all my life, but I was raised in a matriarchal Shuswap society,” she said. “Right from when I was born, I was taught to be strong and to look after my family and my community, and that’s what I do—that’s what I try to do.” Alphonse Palmantier’s understanding of her own cultural identity began at an early age. She was born in the WLFN community of Sugar Cane south of Williams Lake and raised by elders and family members, including her grandmother, Celestine Grouse-Alphonse. Alphonse Palmantier credits her legally-blind great-aunt Elizabeth Grouse whom the community’s gymnasium is named after, for showing her how to overcome any obstacle within her path. “It was tough to be an Indigenous woman,” Alphonse Palmantier said of her mother. “There was so much racism and prejudice, and she left and went to nursing school in Vancouver … [Read more...] about INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021: Kristy Alphonse Palmantier
SINGAPORE - Do not lose hope and stay flexible - these are two of the key qualities principal career coach Christine Gan consider vital for dealing with joblessness. Ms Gan, who works for government agency Workforce Singapore(WSG), also said it is natural for a retrenched worker to go through such negative emotions as lack of self worth and a sense of uncertainty. But it is important to stay positive as there are still job opportunities, she added. Ms Gan gave these tips on Friday (Oct 30) when she and The Straits Times assistant news editor Toh Yong Chuan discussed ways workers can cope with joblessness as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The talk is part of October's askST @ NLB session and it was filmed and streamed on ST's Facebook Page. The talks are a collaboration between ST and the National Library Board (NLB). Some of the main challenges faced by job seekers coached by Ms Gan are poor skills in searching and applying for jobs. Taking stock of one's … [Read more...] about [email protected]: How do I cope with being jobless and reskilling during Covid-19?
Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Monday and it is International Women’s Day ! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported as of this mornin g: 525,035. As of this morning, 17.2 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 9.2 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the Bloomberg News global vaccine tracker . The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is on the verge of becoming law, pending action by the House and White House in the coming days, as health experts warn that … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation – Relief bill to become law; Cuomo in trouble