CHENNAI: "Our vision is to build a platform that ultimately enables us to bring employers on to connect with students," IDP Education's Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Barkla said at the launch of the International education services provider's first digital campus in the world on Tuesday in a technology park in Chennai. IDP looks at connecting students with the right course at the right institution in the right country. Barkla said that the company is focused on creating a platform that is a 'connected community' where students, counsellors and parents can interact. Eventually, he said the company would be keen to add employers to this community as well. "We haven't done that yet (brought employers in) but that data set that we're building enables students, should they choose to expose their data, to expose their data in terms of their English proficiency, their high school marks, under graduate or post graduate course results. That data is extremely valuable... One of our desires … [Read more...] about IDP launches digital campus in Chennai
Video PlayerClose WELLINGTON, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand households have spent more than they've earned for the fifth year in a row, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Thursday. "The amount of money households has on hand has been going up since 2014, but as a group, they've spent more than half a billion dollars each year above that," national accounts senior manager Gary Dunnet said in a statement. "That's the equivalent of each occupied household, numbering 1.66 million in New Zealand, spending about 340 NZ dollars (217.8 U.S. dollars) more a year than they make," Dunnet said. Household net disposable income is the amount of money a household has once all incomes such as wages, interest, and child support, and outgoings like taxes have been accounted for. It represents the money available to a household to spend, save, or invest, he said. Provisional estimates of household net disposable income increased 4.9 percent, to 169.6 billion NZ dollars for the year … [Read more...] about New Zealand households continue to spend more than they earn: statistics
The Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that the office of the Chief Justice of India was a “public authority” under the Right to Information Act but with the rider that “when the public interest demands the disclosure of information, judicial independence has to be kept in mind while deciding the question of exercise of discretion”. A Constitution bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices N V Ramana, D Y Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna upheld the January 2010 Delhi High Court judgment which said that the apex court and the office of the CJI would fall within the ambit of the 2005 RTI Act. The court dismissed three appeals filed by its Central Public Information Officer and Secretary General challenging the order. While the CJI and Justices Gupta and Khanna rendered one judgement, Justices Ramana and Chandrachud delivered two separate concurring judgments. EXPLAINEDBig step, details matterThe verdict underlines the balance Supreme Court … [Read more...] about Supreme Court opens itself: Office of Chief Justice under RTI
Email By Annabel Crabb Updated September 08, 2019 11:23:58 Photo: Men are about twice as likely as women to have their requests for flexible work refused. (Illustration: Emma Machan) Related Story: When I had kids, I discovered there was another side to my dad Related Story: Put your ethics through their paces with these tricky workplace dilemmas Map: Australia Men don't — in the main — take parental leave beyond the two-week cigar break that the Australian culture views as permissible. We know that men are slightly more likely than they were to work flexibly, but nowhere near as likely as women, and that hardly any of them go so far as to work part-time. This is true even for workplaces with flexible work policies that are officially available to both genders. Somehow, the men know on some molecular level that these policies and entitlements are not really meant for them.There isn't an awful lot of research in Australia into why this is so. But a survey in … [Read more...] about Why don’t more dads take parental leave? The answer is in their heads
Email By Caroline Zielinski Updated August 27, 2019 18:05:37 Photo: Kylie Lewis decided it was best to leave the company. (Supplied: Kylie Lewis) Related Story: The gender pay gap is narrowing, but women are still earning $25k less per year Related Story: Women may have to wait another 80 years until they're top dog Related Story: Fact check: Has the gender pay gap shrunk under the Coalition Government's policies? Related Story: Stubborn gender stereotypes harming women's careers, costing the economy billions Map: Australia Ten years ago, Kylie Lewis was on top of the world.Her boss had just given her the go-ahead to start a new department, she got to lead her very own major project and she got her dream office."When they gave me my own team, we moved to this hub, where along the back wall … it was just all glass, overlooking the city," the 38-year old recalls. "It was where all the 'important' people had their offices and, finally, I got my own."Soon after, her … [Read more...] about Can a relationship survive when professional jealousy takes hold?