Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy. A skull found at a prehistoric burial site near Teouma Bay, on the island nation of Vanuatu. Credit Credit David Maurice Smith for The New York Times Supported by ByGideon Lewis-Kraus Jan. 17, 2019 PART I 1. The Ghosts of Teouma A faint aura of destiny seems to hover over Teouma Bay. It’s not so much the landscape, with its ravishing if boilerplate tropical splendor — banana and mango trees, coconut and pandanus palms, bougainvillea, the apprehensive trill of the gray-eared honeyeater — as it is the shape of the harbor itself, which betrays, in the midst of such organic profusion, an aspect of the … [Read more...] about Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?
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New Zealand First will oppose a National Party bill to strengthen second language learning in schools through Government funding, but a language professor says it needs to be encouraged. The bill, proposed by National's education spokesperson Nikki Kaye, aims to strengthen primary and intermediate schools' access to language learning through additional resources provided by the Government for language specialists and online resources. "Learning a language has cognitive, cultural and social benefits and these benefits are becoming increasingly important in a globally connected world," the bill says. Second language proficiency harder after ten, study shows Second languages: Good idea, but can't be done - principals Teachers not ruling out third strike to fix education 'crisis' - NZEI "Under the bill regulations will be made to identify at least 10 priority languages, which will be set following nationwide consultation with communities." NZ First, a coalition partner … [Read more...] about Should schools reinforce second languages? New Zealand First doesn’t think so
THOMAS MANCH Last updated 09:40, August 30 2018 ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF Nory Mosquera Daza, second left, and her family compare the life of danger they once faced in Colombia with the security and friendliness of New Zealand. When Nory Mosquera Daza speaks of her job at a Wellington food manufacturer, where she arrives before her 7am start to set up the day's ingredients, her hands dance in tandem as she mimes operating two machines at once.The job is a joy for the Colombian refugee, but it's more than an offer of a better life. For Mosquera Daza and her children – four of the 5.7 million displaced by 60 years of civil war – it's part of an answer to a question: how they will contribute?Eldest daughter Leidy, 25, is studying English and has in mind a postgraduate degree in human resources as she scans groceries part-time. ROSS … [Read more...] about The cost and value of refugees: are we ready to take on more from troubled lands?
On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, author and management expert Tom Peters talks about his new book, “The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last.” The conversation ranges from Silicon Valley and what it’s doing wrong to whether it will be AI (artificial intelligence) or IA (intelligent automation) that will disrupt the workplace. You can read a write-up of the interview here or listen to the whole thing in the audio player above. Below, we’ve also provided a lightly edited complete transcript of their conversation. If you like this, be sure to subscribe to Recode Decode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts. Kara Swisher: Hi. I’m Kara Swisher, editor at large at Recode. You may know me as the woman in charge around here, but in my spare time, I talk tech, and you’re listening to Recode Decode from the Vox Media podcast network. Today in … [Read more...] about Full transcript: Business management expert and author Tom Peters on Recode Decode
0 Comments Tories' only councillor in Northern Ireland on why as an 'unapologetic Christian' he supports same-sex marriage and abortion reform BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Not counting Secretary of State Karen Bradley, Coleraine councillor David Harding is the Conservative Party's only elected representative in Northern Ireland. A member of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and a veterinary surgeon by profession, David also works nationally with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons dealing with professional conduct issues. While he says he "absolutely understands" why his party leader Theresa May did a deal with the DUP - "What was the alternative? Jeremy Corbyn?" - he is not happy about it. He talks to Lindy McDowell about the personal tragedy that overshadowed his life, his battle with depression and why he believes it is time for a new movement in local politics. … [Read more...] about Tories’ only councillor in Northern Ireland on why as an ‘unapologetic Christian’ he supports same-sex marriage and abortion reform