Education spending in Philippines lags region, PIDS study finds

Students attend classes at Pedro Cruz Elementary School in San Juan City on December 6. Photo by Michael Varcas, The Philippine Star The PHILIPPINES ‘education spending continues to lag behind its regional counterparts despite strong growth over more than two decades, contributing to the poor performance of international testing, the …

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France lends 250 million euros for PH disaster response

Aerial photos from Armed Forces of the Philippines EastMinCom show the aftermath of Typhoon Odette in Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur on December 17, 2021 after the typhoon wreaked havoc in parts of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of AFP, EastMinCom MANILA – France is lending the Philippines 250 …

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Nebraska’s Dilemma: Can it Force More Citizens to Work? | New policies

By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Even in normal times, Nebraska has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, with less than two million people and plenty of jobs. But with some workers delaying returning to work after COVID-19 shutdowns, the state has reached new …

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Jobs make it easy for everyone to leave

New Jobs: A $ 2 million program to encourage workers to enter early childhood was announced by the state government. Photo by Contributed One hundred and fifty jobs will be created as part of the Jobs Victoria Early Childhood Educator Jobs initiative. The Victorian government is providing more early childhood …

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Spending cuts loom as Treasury prepares mini-budget

The global lender released 29.2 billion shillings to Kenya under a three-year credit facility signed last year. [Courtesy] Crown corporations may have to tighten their belts after it emerged that the National Treasury was preparing a mini-budget to buy more Covid-19 vaccines, ease drought and bail out struggling parastatals. In …

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Give a hand; comfort food from Latin America in Montclair (Robin’s Nest)

Melissa DiMarco at work, helping to clear out a house for sale. (ROBIN WOODS) By ROBIN WOODSFor the Montclair local Have you ever met someone who you immediately pick up on, like you’ve known them for years? There was an instant connection between Melissa DiMarco and I when we first …

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Fox News request to dismiss Dominion libel suit dismissed

A judge on Thursday dismissed an attempt by Fox News Media, owned by Rupert Murdoch, to dismiss a $ 1.6 billion libel action brought by Dominion Voting Systems over the network’s coverage of the company’s role in the 2020 presidential election. In the decision, Justice Eric M. Davis of the …

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New UK-Australia co-production deal boosts UK film and television

The UK-Australia audiovisual co-production agreement has been renegotiated, helping to create more skilled jobs and opportunities in the film and television industries More support for UK independent producers to build international networks and reach wider audiences The deal comes in the middle of the UK / Australia 2021-22 season which …

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TransUnion predicts slow growth in consumer credit in 2022

TransUnion expects lenders to provide slightly more consumer loans in 2022 than they will provide this year. A Chicago credit rating agency report On Wednesday, he expects lenders to grant 116.7 million loans for automobiles, credit cards and personal loans in 2022, just 0.6% more than this year. For 2021, …

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January 6: How the House Select Committee Finally Exposed Trump’s Empire of Lies

But it is the greatest and most subversive victory of the ex-president that his empire of lies will surely survive new revelations that lay bare his own abuses of power and the mocking deception of the voters of his political enablers and media. While there has already been a steady …

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