Author: Chinaza Ann

England to drop class ‘bubbles’ and pupil caps from September

England to drop class ‘bubbles’ and pupil caps from September

Ministers plan to drop restrictions on classroom “bubbles” to let all pupils attend school full-time in England from September, the education secretary has said. Gavin Williamson said lifting the 15-pupil cap and expanding the size of protective bubbles would enable whole classes of 30 to be taught together, overcoming the lack of space that has resulted in schools having to rotate year groups. “W... »

We must change method of floating, bringing about political leaders’

We must change method of floating, bringing about political leaders’

What is your assessment of 21 years of unbroken democratic rule in Nigeria? It is unprecedented that Nigeria has had 21 years of unbroken democratic practice after the other republics were aborted by the military with their usual excuses of corruption and mal-administration. But you know, there is what we call the democratic wave that griped the world, especially the developing world in the early ... »

For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better

For Online Learning, Business Has Never Been Better

Around the world, students are learning from home. For Chegg, the online learning company, that has meant unprecedented demand for its services. Chegg got its start as a textbook rental company, but has expanded to offer services like online tutoring. And while some teachers believe it facilitates cheating, students love it. Dan Rosensweig, Chegg’s chief executive, said his business had roughly do... »

Five things you need to know this week about global education (June 12, 2020)

Five things you need to know this week about global education (June 12, 2020)

School closures are leading to fears of rising child labour and FGM – but children in some remote villages are having their education delivered by camel. Parents’ fears as schools begin to reopen in South Africa Children began returning to classrooms in South Africa this week – but many parents are worried not enough has been done to guard against infections. After a delay when t... »

Education Is The Mission And Mobile Is The Means

Education Is The Mission And Mobile Is The Means

Normally, this month would mark the end of school for the summer for many. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has interrupted education globally, may have changed the routine forever. To date, mandatory school and campus closures have barred more than 1.6 billion students—close to 90% of all primary, secondary and college learners in the world—from attending school in person. Happily, the shutdowns ... »

Premier League to recognise coronavirus victims and NHS staff on restart

Premier League to recognise coronavirus victims and NHS staff on restart

The Premier League will resume on June 17 and will honour those who have died from coronavirus and pay tribute to the work of NHS staff A minute’s silence will be held ahead of all Premier League first round matches to recognise those who have lost their lives to coronavirus and the role played by NHS frontline staff during the pandemic. On Thursday, the Department of Health and Social Care ... »

Faustino Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea deal despite Premier League interest

Faustino Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea deal despite Premier League interest

Faustino Anjorin has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, after turning down interest from some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs. The 18-year-old was going into the final year of his previous deal and Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund had all shown interest in signing him. However, he says the decision to commit his long-term future to... »

Start With Your Story To Build A Successful Business

Start With Your Story To Build A Successful Business

After working with startups for the last decade, I decided that I wanted to create a movement that would help women in a big way. I wanted this to be my contribution to the world. Working with startups in Silicon Valley was a great way for me to understand business lessons, wins and failures. I learned how to manage a team and build a business from scratch. I learned who not to hire and how to pri... »

Not all primary schools in England will reopen fully this term, says Williamson

Not all primary schools in England will reopen fully this term, says Williamson

Primary schools in England will not have to take any more pupils before the end of the summer term but the government will work to get children of all ages back to class by September, Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, has said. The government had hoped to ask all primary schools to reopen four weeks before the summer holidays but this target set out in its coronavirus roadmap will not now... »

Plans to reopen English primary schools before summer in disarray

Plans to reopen English primary schools before summer in disarray

Plans to push ahead with reopening schools in England are in disarray, after the government admitted that not all primary school pupils will be able to return to the classroom before the end of summer. Boris Johnson last month said his aim was “to get primary pupils back into schools, in stages,” as he announced the opening of primary schools to pupils in reception, year one and year six from 1 Ju... »

Drop plan to reopen English primary schools to all pupils, heads urge

Drop plan to reopen English primary schools to all pupils, heads urge

The government may be forced to drop plans for all primary school pupils in England to spend at least a month in class before the start of the summer holidays, as headteachers welcoming back the first groups of pupils following lockdown warned that the idea was “ridiculous”. The initial phase of the government’s controversial reopening plans got off to a patchy start with many primary schools rema... »

Home school in Dagenham: three children, no tablet, no computer

Home school in Dagenham: three children, no tablet, no computer

When Kelly Rivers left school at 15 she never dreamt she would one day be thrown into the role of teacher to three of her six children, and with no access to a computer, tablet or printer. But that is the challenge she has been facing under lockdown – and she has been finding it tough. “I have to message a friend whose child goes to the same school and ask what their children have been asked to do... »

New Western Union research provides insight into the future of international education

New Western Union research provides insight into the future of international education

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today shares a new report on “ The Future of International Education,” in partnership with The Future Laboratory. The white paper highlights five new student profiles that will evolve from the shifting attitudes and behaviors of today’s youth. From Hybrid Thinkers to Greener Graduates, this ... »

Regaining the true purpose of education

Regaining the true purpose of education

While I appreciate my children’s teachers’ attempts to continue providing learning activities to my children, I am also concerned that this is indicative of missing the opportunity to regain the purpose of education. The homework assignments are mainly exercises, normally given to reinforce what teachers cover in class during regular school sessions. And therein lies the poser. It is n... »

Thousands return to school in England but many parents still wary

Thousands return to school in England but many parents still wary

Thousands of children returned to schools across England for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began in March, but many others remained at home because of parental concerns and warnings from some councils that it is still too early to reopen more widely. This week marks the start of the government’s phased reopening of schools in England, with pupils in nursery, reception, year 1 and y... »

Organizing the Kiranas With Technology

Organizing the Kiranas With Technology

A majority of India’s food and grocery consumption flows through nearly 10 million Kirana (small retail) stores. While the system is old and has worked decently well, these store operators face several key challenges. These include frequent stock-outs, dealing with several different distributors and traders, often needing to visit a physical market far away to procure staples as well as arranging ... »

Full September return unlikely, with schools warning: ‘it’s not business as usual’

Full September return unlikely, with schools warning: ‘it’s not business as usual’

Schools will not be fully reopened by September and parents should prepare for sudden closures as new coronavirus outbreaks occur, headteachers are warning. Ministers have asked primary schools to reopen for reception, year 1 and year 6 children tomorrow, as part of a loosening of the coronavirus lockdown. Many schools have signalled they will only reopen to a fraction of those pupils as they stru... »

A national crisis’: how the killing of George Floyd is changing US politics

A national crisis’: how the killing of George Floyd is changing US politics

Riots in Minneapolis and across the US triggered by video footage showing George Floyd, a black man, killed under the knee of a police officer, has caused a dramatic shift in the national political debate in America and thrust race to the center of the stage. Donald Trump and Joe Biden offered divergent responses that point to an even more divisive political debate on race relations and between De... »

Microsoft Warns Of A Massive Phishing Campaign…And Other Small Business Tech News

Microsoft Warns Of A Massive Phishing Campaign…And Other Small Business Tech News

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Microsoft is warning users of a massive phishing campaign that uses malicious Excel macros to hack PCs Microsoft announced this past week that their Security Intelligence team put out a warning regarding a large phishing campaign that they have been tracking. The campaign tries... »

Coronavirus in Ohio: Outdoor visitation to resume at some assisted living centers

Coronavirus in Ohio: Outdoor visitation to resume at some assisted living centers

The next phase in Ohio’s reopening will include visitation at some congregate living facilities, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. Starting June 8, outdoor visitation will be allowed at Ohio’s assisted-living facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Visitation is still prohibited at nursing homes. DeWine said the state moved to relaunch visita... »

By cutting ties with the World Health Organization, Trump endangers global public health

By cutting ties with the World Health Organization, Trump endangers global public health

President Trump’s announcement on Friday that the United States will cut ties with the World Health Organization was, he said, aimed at punishing China, which he claimed influenced the WHO to “mislead the world” about the Covid-19 pandemic. Cutting ties with the WHO is exactly the wrong move, at the wrong time. It adds fuel to the public health fire we have been collectively dealing with over the ... »

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters optimistic of fans returning next season

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters optimistic of fans returning next season

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says he is optimistic supporters will be allowed to attend matches in the competition on a phased basis in the 2020/21 season. The Premier League says there is “optimism that we will see fans back in the stadiums next season”, but crowds are likely to return “on a phased basis”. Top-flight football is set to return after a thre... »

These are the 10 richest, highest-earning footballers on the planet

These are the 10 richest, highest-earning footballers on the planet

Being an elite footballer is one of the most lucrative professions in all of sport, with top pros often taking home in excess of $100,000 per week, and much more from sponsorship deals. But which players make the most money? Every year, magazine France Football publishes a list of the highest earners in football, based on total earnings including salaries and sponsorships last year. The two greate... »

Redeploying the workforce during technology disruption

Redeploying the workforce during technology disruption

We are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution — an era of technology-led disruption and innovation, heralded by 5G and the promise of expansive connectivity, which is expected to unlock business and collaboration opportunities that we can’t yet imagine. New technologies will drive change in existing industries and prompt new ones to emerge; 50 years ago, could we have imagined the 3D prin... »

US joins global AI group, citing technology threat from China

US joins global AI group, citing technology threat from China

The Trump Administration has dropped its opposition to joining an international panel for setting ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence (AI), nearly two years after France and Canada announced plans to form the global group. Science and technology ministers from the world’s seven wealthiest democracies, the G7, met 28 May over videoconference and promised to work together... »

WHO and Costa Rica launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool

WHO and Costa Rica launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool

LONDON — An international project to share intellectual property, scientific data, and know-how to fight the coronavirus pandemic was launched by the World Health Organization Friday, with the support of 37 countries. The COVID-19 Technology Access Pool, or C-TAP, was welcomed by campaigners as a key step in facilitating access to future drugs and medical tools — but many key players are currently... »

Coronavirus is attacking the good health of the healthiest

Coronavirus is attacking the good health of the healthiest

In order to repeat and consolidate their place as Europe’s most valuable club ahead of Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Real Madrid’s recent success in the Champions League has been very important. However, the key is the accumulative growth of 41 percent in commercial income. Real Madrid are a money-making machine. That’s why they win trophies, but, above all, it&... »

WHO Foundation Established to Support Critical Global Health Needs

WHO Foundation Established to Support Critical Global Health Needs

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity, that will support the Organization’s efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges. Headquartered in Geneva, the Foundation will support global public health needs by providing funds to WHO and trusted implementing partners to deliver on the Organization’s “triple bi... »

English schools’ return could lead to new surge, experts warn

English schools’ return could lead to new surge, experts warn

Opening schools to more children from Monday could lead to a new surge of infections of Covid-19 in the community, a group of independent scientists has warned. The report, by the Independent Sage group, suggested that plans for whole classes to return to school in England on 1 June could increase the R-value of infections by 0.3 – potentially enough to put the country back on an ever increasing t... »

Small business owners can now apply for PPP loan forgiveness: Everything to know

Small business owners can now apply for PPP loan forgiveness: Everything to know

Two months after the federal government rolled out the Paycheck Protection Program, small business owners that tapped the coronavirus aid can officially have their loans forgiven. On Wednesday, the first round of loans distributed to small business owners hammered by the outbreak of the virus turned forgivable, a senior Small Business Administration official told FOX Business. A few applications r... »

Small business owners can now apply for PPP loan forgiveness: Everything to know

Small business owners can now apply for PPP loan forgiveness: Everything to know

Two months after the federal government rolled out the Paycheck Protection Program, small business owners that tapped the coronavirus aid can officially have their loans forgiven. On Wednesday, the first round of loans distributed to small business owners hammered by the outbreak of the virus turned forgivable, a senior Small Business Administration official told FOX Business. A few applications r... »

Why The Small Business Rescue Program Has Slowed Way Down

Why The Small Business Rescue Program Has Slowed Way Down

When the federal small business rescue program was announced, Krista Kern-Desjarlais scrambled to research it, talking to her banker and digging online. Kern-Desjarlais runs two restaurants in Maine — the Purple House in North Yarmouth and Bresca & the Honeybee, a summer-only food stand on Sabbathday Lake. She decided to hold off on that coronavirus rescue effort, called the Paycheck Protectio... »

How To Make Your Business Stronger During A Crisis

How To Make Your Business Stronger During A Crisis

Working with business owners day in and day out on the Small Business Revolution, I’ve seen the affects firsthand that COVID-19 has had on entrepreneurs during this unprecedented time. This period we’re in is unsettling for all businesses, but it’s particularly unnerving for small businesses that are worried about surviving the next few months. While each business is faced with unique challenges d... »

Students like the flexibility’: why online universities are here to stay

Students like the flexibility’: why online universities are here to stay

Universities are planning to move their first semester online due to coronavirus. The coronavirus pandemic has forced UK universities to rapidly shift online, and no date has been confirmed for campuses to reopen. With the second coronavirus peak projected to take place in autumn, many institutions are already planning to move at least their first semester online. Whatever happens, universities ar... »

6 Ways To Spring Clean Your Small Business

6 Ways To Spring Clean Your Small Business

Ah, springtime. The time of year when flowers are budding, birds are chirping, and warmer winds are blowing. It’s also a time when people purge their houses of dirt, dust, and debris … aka spring cleaning. But spring cleaning doesn’t just apply to houses anymore. Business owners can also take advantage of this wonderful time of year to get organized and make improvements by spring cleaning their b... »

Online education must supplement, not replace, physical sites of learning

Online education must supplement, not replace, physical sites of learning

Resistance to online education is often dismissed as the self-serving response of vested interests, notably obstructive, technophobic teachers unwilling to upgrade their skills. The current craze for online education (OE) reminds me of the wall graffiti advertising sex clinics that are visible across urban north India. These ads promise guaranteed cures — shartiya ilaj — for all kinds of ailments ... »

Unschooling’ Isn’t The Answer To Education Woes—It’s The Problem

Unschooling’ Isn’t The Answer To Education Woes—It’s The Problem

With schools closed, the concept of unschooling—allowing kids to direct their own learning—is being touted by some as timely and new. But the idea has been around for centuries, and its influence on education has been mostly pernicious. It’s an alluring philosophy: Just let kids follow their own interests—with gentle facilitation from an adult—and they’ll learn whatever they need to. A prescribed ... »

How To Embrace Voice Technology To Help With Our Current Reality

How To Embrace Voice Technology To Help With Our Current Reality

It’s amazing to think that Siri was introduced as an IOS app 10 years ago, only to be snapped up by Apple just two months later. Then, about 18 months after that, the app was integrated as part of the iPhone 4S — and usage began to skyrocket. Arguably, voice functionality such as Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Voice/Now has helped push voice as an easy-to-use way to get information or execute simpl... »

Growth Of Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses Accelerates

Growth Of Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses Accelerates

Growing up in California, Jay Regan, 35, developed a lifelong love of diving and surfing. In 2017, he tapped into his passion for the ocean by starting a one-man ecommerce business called GILI Sports in Las Vegas, named for the GILI Islands, a scenic archipelago between Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. GILI Sports sells inflatable, stand-up paddleboards that it manufactures. The company hit about $1.5 ... »

Sebastian Vettel ‘wouldn’t want midfield F1 seat’, says Haas boss

Sebastian Vettel ‘wouldn’t want midfield F1 seat’, says Haas boss

Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel will not take a career “risk” by signing for a midfield team in 2021, believes Haas boss Gunther Steiner. With Carlos Sainz coming in at Ferrari next year, Vettel has been left without a seat – and title-contending options for the German appear limited with former team Red Bull distancing themselves and Mercedes likely to stick with Lewis Ha... »

Premier League Q&A: Second vote on ‘Project Restart’ imminent

Premier League Q&A: Second vote on ‘Project Restart’ imminent

Premier League clubs will hold a second vote on ‘Project Restart’ on Wednesday morning. Sky Sports News’ chief reporter Bryan Swanson answers the key questions. What was discussed on Tuesday? On Tuesday afternoon, the Premier League held separate conference calls with club doctors, captains and managers chaired by Gary Hoffman, who has started his new role as Premier League chair... »

Premier League return date could be agreed this week

Premier League return date could be agreed this week

The risk for BAME players in returning to play will be a key topic in Tuesday’s meeting between managers, captains and Premier League officials, says Bryan Swanson. Premier League clubs are expected to give the go ahead to the introduction of phase two of training on Wednesday, prompting hopes that a date for the return to competition could be agreed by the end of the week. The league has re... »

Unions and business support Sunak’s ‘last resort’ bail out plans

Unions and business support Sunak’s ‘last resort’ bail out plans

Unions and business groups have backed the government’s plan to bail out strategically important companies whose failure would “disproportionately harm the economy”. The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is exploring plans for the taxpayer to step in and rescue struggling companies to prevent a wave of job losses in sectors that have been hardest hit during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. Under the ... »

Ready for Summer? Here are 8 Beachy Business Reads.

Ready for Summer? Here are 8 Beachy Business Reads.

With warmer weather and vacations on the horizon, it’s time to think about which books you’ll be reading at the beach or by the pool this summer. The slower pace and long days offer a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to get ahead and gain an advantage on competitors. Nearly all experts agree that the most successful entrepreneurs never stop learning. When asked how he learned to build rockets, ... »

Premier League return date could be agreed this week

Premier League return date could be agreed this week

Premier League clubs are expected to give the go ahead to the introduction of phase two of training on Wednesday, prompting hopes that a date for the return to competition could be agreed by the end of the week. The league has received government approval to progress to the next stage of Project Restart, enabling competitive and close-contact training, including tackling, in groups of up to 12 pla... »

La Liga cleared to restart from June 8, says Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

La Liga cleared to restart from June 8, says Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

La Liga officials hope to resume full training and matches next month La Liga has been given the green light to restart from June 8, following guidelines from Spain’s Ministry of Health. La Liga has yet to officially confirm a date on which it will resume , although president Javier Tebas had said previously he hoped the season could do so from June 12. The Spanish government has given the g... »

Bournemouth player tests positive for coronavirus during latest Premier League testing

Bournemouth player tests positive for coronavirus during latest Premier League testing

A total of 996 tests were carried out in the second run of mass testing, with two more people testing positive for coronavirus Bournemouth have confirmed one of their players tested positive for coronavirus in the Premier League’s second round of testing. The club have not named the player, who will self-isolate for seven days before being tested again. The Premier League revealed the result... »

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

For centuries western culture has been permeated by the idea that humans are selfish creatures. That cynical image of humanity has been proclaimed in films and novels, history books and scientific research. But in the last 20 years, something extraordinary has happened. Scientists from all over the world have switched to a more hopeful view of mankind. This development is still so young that resea... »

New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings’s lockdown claims

New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings’s lockdown claims

Devastating new claims have emerged that Dominic Cummings further breached the lockdown rules, as Downing Street came under sustained pressure to fire the prime minister’s most senior adviser. The new testimony suggests Cummings left the home where he was staying in Durham to visit a town 30 miles away on 12 April. He was allegedly spotted back in Durham on 19 April, days after he was photographed... »

Six key messages on the protection of the right to education of people in situations of mobility in the context of COVID-19

Six key messages on the protection of the right to education of people in situations of mobility in the context of COVID-19

The Education and Human Mobility Working Group and the Regional Office of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago) call on the countries of the region to not forget the spirit of the 2030 Agenda: “leaving no one behind”. Specifically, to not exclude people in situations of mobility within the emergency educational responses that are implemented in the fram... »

Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children’s return

Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children’s return

Parents are divided over the prospect of sending their children back to school, a new poll has revealed, as parent groups warned that mixed messages and poor communication had caused widespread anxiety about returning. With school leaders still grappling with the practicalities of reopening primary schools for some year groups in just a week’s time in England, an Opinium poll for the Observer foun... »

Education post-COVID-19: customised blended learning is urgently needed

Education post-COVID-19: customised blended learning is urgently needed

Many well meaning education benefactors and commentators in South Africa have expressed that in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic online self-guided learning could solve some of the current teaching problems and address the educational backlog. What learners need, the reasoning goes, is to get free internet access to educational support materials on offer online. Nothing could be further from the... »

N’Golo Kante: Chelsea midfielder prepared to miss rest of Premier League season if it resumes

N’Golo Kante: Chelsea midfielder prepared to miss rest of Premier League season if it resumes

N’Golo Kante has not trained with Chelsea since Tuesday N’Golo Kante is prepared to miss the rest of the Premier League season, if it resumes, amid fears over returning to Chelsea training due to the coronavirus pandemic. The France international has been given permission to train at home and he has the full support of head coach Frank Lampard and the club’s board. Kante was at C... »

Project Restart: Premier League plan surprise inspections during training

Project Restart: Premier League plan surprise inspections during training

Surprise inspections, GPS tracking and video analysis are methods that could be used to ensure clubs adhere to new safety guidance as they prepare for the resumption of the Premier League. Teams agreed to start non-contact training in small groups from Tuesday. “Gradually, we aim to ramp that up so we can have an inspector at every training ground,” said Richard Garlick, the leagueR... »

When schools shut down: How education interruptions can hurt student achievement

When schools shut down: How education interruptions can hurt student achievement

As of May 15, 48 states, four U.S. territories and the District of Columbia had ordered or recommended that school buildings be closed for the rest of the academic year, according to Education Week. Shutdowns in the wake of COVID-19 have affected at least 124,000 public and private schools and 55.1 million students, the outlet reported. To get a better understanding of how children in the U.S. cou... »

RESHAPING EDUCATION SYSTEM WITH INNOVATIVE AI CAPABILITIES

RESHAPING EDUCATION SYSTEM WITH INNOVATIVE AI CAPABILITIES

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a major influence on the state of education today, and the implications are huge. AI has the potential to transform how our education system operates, heighten the competitiveness of institutions, and empower teachers and learners of all abilities. The opportunities for AI to support education are so broad that recently Microsoft commissioned research on this topic ... »

Ministers rejected school reopening plan recommended by Sage experts

Ministers rejected school reopening plan recommended by Sage experts

School leaders said the government’s publication of scientific advice failed to make a convincing case for the early reopening of schools in England, as the government’s chief scientific adviser said an effective testing and tracking system was necessary for more pupils to return to the classroom. After pressure from teaching unions, the government published 12 documents presented to its Sage comm... »

Lawtech Boost—The U.K. Announces R&D Initiative To Accelerate Legal Services Technology Development

As Swallow – herself a lawyer – acknowledges, the procurement processes of the legal profession can run very, very slowly and cautiously. Lawyers and those who work within the industry have their own tried, trusted and well-regulated practices. Consequently, there may be a certain reluctance to engage with innovators. And yet, significant amounts of investor cash are being pumped into ... »

Good start, but room for improvement: Experts rate Australia’s emissions technology plan

Energy Minister Angus Taylor yesterday released his government’s emissions reduction technology plan, setting out priorities for meeting Australia’s climate targets while growing the economy. The long-awaited Technology Investment Roadmap examined more than 140 technologies for potential investment between now and 2050. They include electric vehicles, biofuels, batteries, hydrogen, nuc... »

How technology is changing the future of marketing

The modern world is changing, we are constantly surrounded by innovations and technologies that make our lives easier. Our daily experiences have dramatically changed with the introduction of devices such as smartphones. This has given marketing companies a direct avenue to personalize adverts and grab our attention. Not only that but the technological development of marketing from a business owne... »

Dillian Whyte says he ‘bashed’ Tyson Fury in sparring – and issued a ‘let’s go’ challenge to his British rival

Dillian Whyte says he “bashed” Tyson Fury in sparring – and issued a “let’s go” challenge to his British rival about their mandatory WBC heavyweight title fight. Whyte has already secured a shot at the WBC belt by February 2021, but voiced his frustration about being made to wait until after Fury’s third contracted fight with Deontay Wilder. The Brit duo h... »

Carlo Ancelotti discusses Zinedine Zidane, Everton and management with Jamie Carragher

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti takes us through his stellar managerial career and reveals how Zinedine Zidane changed his footballing philosophy. Ancelotti’s successful playing career in Italy has been followed by an even more impressive managerial one, taking up his first role at Reggiana before going on to some of the world... »

Coronavirus: Premier League receives six positive tests

The Premier League has confirmed it has received six positive tests for coronavirus from three clubs after the first phase of mass testing. A total of 748 tests have been carried out over the weekend and it is unclear whether they include players, non-playing staff or a combination of both. Anyone who tests positive must now self-isolate for seven days and cannot attend the club training ground. C... »

Distanced drop-offs and protective bubbles: England’s new school rules

Going to school The journey Children in nursery, reception, year one and year six in primary schools in England, who are due to start a phased return to school from 1 June, will be asked to get to school by foot, bike or car, avoiding public transport as much as possible, accompanied by just one parent or carer. The drop-off The new school day may start slightly earlier for some, because there wil... »

3 key trends in small business office technology

Imagine a scenario: You’ve graduated college and you’re walking into a job interview for your first office job excited to show what you could bring to the company. As you look around the office, though, something slowly dawns on you: Employees are working off tower computers with wired printers, the conference room doesn’t have a video conferencing screen, and … is that a fax machine in the corner... »

How youth and technology can drive Africa’s COVID-19 response

Most recent reports about the COVID-19 response in Africa have focused on the challenges the continent faces due to its fragile health systems and lack of critical care capacity. In the past month, the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has increased by 43%. According to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), 53 African Union member states have reported 54,027 cases an... »

EU plan for 3bn trees in 10 years to tackle biodiversity crisis

The European commission will launch a sweeping effort to tackle the global biodiversity crisis on Wednesday, including a call for 3bn trees to be planted in the EU by 2030 and a plan to better protect the continent’s last primeval forests. The draft policy document, published online by an environmental NGO, admits that to date in the EU, “protection has been incomplete, restoration has been small-... »

Millions of US farm animals to be culled by suffocation, drowning and shooting

More than 10 million hens are estimated to have been culled due to Covid-19 related slaughterhouse shutdowns. The majority will have been smothered by a water-based foam, similar to fire-fighting foam, a method that animal welfare groups are calling “inhumane”. The pork industry has warned that more than 10 million pigs could be culled by September for the same reason. The techniques used to cull ... »

Hearts threaten legal action over ‘unjust’ relegation from Scottish Premiership

Sky Sports News reporter Charles Paterson has the latest as the SPFL announces the end of the Scottish Premiership season, crowning Celtic as champions and meaning Hearts are relegated Hearts are considering legal action following the “unjust” decision to relegate them from the Scottish Premiership. The Edinburgh club will drop into the Championship after the SPFL opted to end to the 2... »

Lukas Podolski on Arsenal, never wanting to join Spurs & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang future

Lukas Podolski says German mentality helped the Bundesliga season to return It’s early afternoon in the southwest Turkish city of Antalya and the former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has finished a socially-distanced training session before setting up for this video interview. In a wide-ranging 30-minute conversation with Sky Sports News , Germany’s third most capped player (130) afte... »

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