Thursday is Children’s Day, and veteran actor Boman Irani used the occasion to draw attention to the fact that every child in the country should have access to formal education, although that is not the only way to educate an individual.“In my opinion, basic education should be accessible to every child in this country. Later, they should practice their choice on higher education, and things should not be imposed on them. I am not a big believer in formal education because I am a self-taught actor and photographer. I do not believe that one can only education himself between the age of five to 25. But I say that because formal education did not work for me that well,” Boman told IANS. “Having said that I think when children go to school, they get a sense of childhood (later in their lives) because that is how society looks at children who are cared for. What they learn in school, and how much they are educated by attending … [Read more...] about Every child should have access to education, says Boman Irani
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This is the second installment in our series examining the intersections of education and entertainment in 2016. Read a previous entry on adocumentary, and check back for future pieces on a play, animated movies, and television.It’s no secret that politics has been especially central to late-night comedy over the past year or so. Some would argue that shows—from The Daily Show to Full Frontal With Samantha Bee—have served as more robust sources of political news than traditional broadcast news. According to a recent analysis by Tyndall Report, since the beginning of 2016, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News devoted just 32 minutes to coverage of policy issues.“What we’re witnessing, actually, is a movement in these longer-form satire programs in the direction of exploring in-depth, complicated policy issues,” said Dannagal Young, an associate professor of communication at the University of Delaware’s Center … [Read more...] about How Comedy Became Education’s Best Critic
The Sonoma Valley appellation is a wine region that hides in plain sight. Surrounding the city of Sonoma, it’s an appellation some wine drinkers might not realize exists, even if they’ve driven through it many times (and even if they’ve driven right past the welcome sign on Highway 121). If you do have any preconceptions about the Sonoma Valley AVA, you might associate it with large-scale, uninteresting wines from flat, uninteresting vineyards. Many of the higher-end producers here distance themselves from the Sonoma Valley name, opting instead to label their bottles with the region’s sub-AVAs like Carneros, Moon Mountain, Sonoma Mountain and Bennett Valley. So when I learned about Gail Wines, a new brand devoted entirely to Sonoma Valley, I was immediately curious — and even more curious when I learned that Dan O’Brien, formerly of Larkmead, Long Meadow Ranch and Cultivar, was behind it. “I’d like to be someone who can showcase the … [Read more...] about Gail Wines, a thrilling new label, reinterprets Sonoma Valley terroir
By NERIMA WAKO-OJIWA More by this Author The ageism that exists in this country is glaring before us. At functions, government officials advise young people to create their own employment, while they have been civil servants longer than they have been married to a spouse. Starting any business venture has never been in their life achievements. They continually sing mantras about the need for the youth to find solutions to their problems, being proactive and expectant of nothing. This country doesn’t owe young people any favours. Heard them all. The recent appointment of Mary Wambui to lead the Kenya National Employment Authority, a department that is to reduce the youth unemployment crisis, is an outrage. Also Read Wanuri, Bobi Wine named in TIME 100 Next list New fuel prices to push holiday costs up Kenyan footballer wins global football award Mwea residents protest over bad road Advertisement I thought I had seen it all when Moody Awori was appointed … [Read more...] about Why youth are unhappy with Mary Wambui’s new job
DW: Where is information about the re-education camps in Xinjiang coming from? Adrian Zenz: The most important sources are government reports that are often published by local media. These include official government documents, for example travel reports from top officials, or budgetary reports that outline expenditures for facilities. Read more: China's Xinjiang Muslims 'require DNA samples' for travel documents Muslim Uighurs are increasingly being persecuted. Do the reports specifically say: 'We are planning a re-education camp here?' Absolutely. The reports even go into great detail about how the camp system functions. There are camps operated at three administrative levels – village, town and government district. Inmates are treated according to a four-level system corresponding to the "severity" of their case. However, this system is evolving into a mechanism of mass-internment, and this four-level case-differentiation scheme is no longer in … [Read more...] about Is China building ‘political re-education’ camps for Muslim minorities?