Posted: February 14th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Socially Engineerd, They Said What? | Tags: Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un, Korea, News, North Korea, Socially Engineered, South Korea, Standout | Comments Off on North Korean Leaders Half Brother Assasinated at Kuala Lumpur Airport
The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been reportedly assassinated in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian police said Kim Jong-nam collapsed suddenly at Kuala Lumpur International Airport – KLIA – he died en-route to hospital.
Police official Fadzil Ahmat said the cause of death was not yet known, and a post-mortem would be carried out on the body.
According to the official, Kim Jong-nam had been planning to travel to Macau on Monday when he fell ill at the airport’s low-cost terminal. “He felt dizzy, so he asked for help at the counter of KLIA.”
Kim Jong-nam was taken to an airport clinic where he still felt unwell, and it was decided to take him to hospital :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 7th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: China, Socially Engineerd | Tags: China, Korea, News, North Korea, South Korea, Standout | Comments Off on North Korea Carries Out H-Bomb Test
South Korea, US and Chinese authorities have scrambled for confirmation of the test, however officials in Seoul have cast doubt on the claim it was a hydrogen bomb saying no radiation had been detected. If confirmed, the explosion marks a major step forward in the country’s nuclear development. The surprise test was personally ordered by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and came just two days before his birthday :::: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: Australia, Australian Education Reform, education, Favorite New Thought, finland, From The Web, News, primary school education, Standout | Comments Off on Finland Calls Finish to Cursive Hand-writing Lessons in Classrooms
Finland is scrapping cursive writing lessons in schools from next year and will instead teach children how to type, raising questions for the future of handwriting in Australian classrooms.
The country’s board of education said learning to type was “more relevant to everyday life”, a skill that Australian experts agreed was a better use of school time. Since implementing education reforms 40 years ago, Finland’s school system has consistently come at the top for the international rankings for education systems.
Finnish children don’t start school until they’re 7, exams don’t kickoff until they’re into their teens – going unmeasured for the first 6 years of education – There is only 1 mandatory standardised test – taken at 16 yo – and the difference between the weakest and strongest student is the lowest on the planet. So should we be taking notice? :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 7th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Media, Print Media | Tags: AAP, Fairfax, Media Jobs Go Offshore, News, Pagemasters | Comments Off on Fairfax Moves High-profile Publications Offshore
Fairfax is moving editorial production of some sections of its high-profile newspapers to New Zealand after declining to renew it’s lucrative publishing contract.
Pagemasters – a subsidiary of AAP – has been responsible for sub-editing and producing popular lift-out and specialist sections in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times since 2008.
High-profile titles including Good Weekend, Spectrum, Drive and Domain were sent to offices in Melbourne and Brisbane to be edited and polished. However Fairfax has decided not to renew its five-year contract with Pagemasters.
The features content will now be produced and edited by one of its subsidiary companies, Fairfax Editorial Services. Fairfax has not commented on the move, but Pagemasters says it is bitterly disappointed by the decision.
Pagemasters will continue to sub-edit the mastheads’ daily news content. A Fairfax restructure announced last year sparked the recent relocation of editing services to New Zealand.
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Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: World of the News | Tags: ABC Cameraman, Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists, Google, Google Privacy, Louie Eroglu, News, Rupert Murdoch, Tabloid, The Guardian, The Sun UK, Three Little Pigs, Wikileaks, World of the News | Comments Off on World of the News
Beleaguered UK Tabloid: The Sun is of course still all over the news, ironicaly for a tabloid – for all the right reasons, bad behaviour. A British police chief has detailed allegations that journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper cultivated a network of corrupt officials who received illegal payments in return for story tip-offs.
ABC Cameraman Louie Eroglu: has won the prestigious White House News Photographers Association’s video photographer of the year award for the second year running.
The Guardian Runs “Three Little Pigs” Open Journalism Advertisement: To demonstrate how the news organization covers stories from all angles while opening up the conversation for reader engagement, The Guardian published a video advertisement today that imagines news coverage around the classic fable about the Three Little Pigs.
Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists: is currently accepting applications for their 2012 United Nations Journalism Fellowship program. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists has awarded fellowships to journalists since 1962. For the United Nations Journalism Fellowship, four journalists are selected and are given the opportunity to report on international affairs during the UN’s annual General Assembly.
WikiLeaks Dumping Top Secret Intelligence Emails: Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun publishing more than 5 million confidential emails from Texas-based intelligence firm Stratfor. WikiLeaks says it has proof of the firm’s confidential links to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co and Lockheed Martin, as well as government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency :: Read the full article »»»»