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Central embraces consumer lifestyle model

Yuwadee Chirathivat (centre) with Nidsinee Chirathivat (right) and Pichai Chirathivat, executive director of Central Group. PHRAKRIT JUNTAWONG Central Department Store Group (CDG) plans to modify its business model to adapt to the rapid transformation of Thailand’s retail landscape, a byproduct of changing consumer behaviour and digital influence. CDG department stores, starting with Central Department Store, will be reorganised to highlight Read More


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Christopher Colclough obituary

Christopher Colclough played a key part in shifting aid-supported education programmes away from secondary and higher education towards the primary level, where he thought they would have most effect The economist Christopher Colclough, who has died aged 70 of cancer, did much to shape the course of education in developing countries. In 1982, he assembled a range of hard evidence Read More


Reps ask FG to halt implementation of controversial education curriculum

The House of Representative on Tuesday urged Federal Government to suspend the newly introduced education curriculum for primary and secondary schools in the country. The resolution was passed during the plenary session after heated debate on the motion sponsored by Beni Lar (PDP-Plateau) who solicits for the intervention of the House on the crisis trailing the new curriculum. Some lawmakers who spoke Read More


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How to manage mental health at work

‘Make sure you keep a support network outside of work,’ experts advise. Photograph: Nick Veasey/Getty Images/Untitled X-Ray In recent months, a number of high-profile figures have spoken frankly about their experiences of mental health. Prince Harry has disclosed the anxiety and panic attacks he experienced following the sudden death of his mother, while former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff and rapper Professor Green Read More


6 factors to consider before choosing a Business Analytics program

In today’s extremely competitive business scenario many businesses are adopting innovative strategies to tap growth. But some dynamic business leaders are viewing the present slowdown as an opportunity. They are successfully leveraging the power of data to analyze competition, optimize their resources, enhance customer experiences, take informed decisions and gauge upcoming market trends. As per NASSCOM, Big Data analytics sector Read More


Real Estate: Consumer Savvy Mode

  As the Real Estate and housing market takes to reforms and becomes more mature, organised and transparent, a number of new trends emerge in the sector under transformation that are to the advantage of consumers or end-users. The most significant change witnessed in the sector, is the investor-speculator driven market, giving way to an end-user centric market. Real estate Read More


New York City’s Tech Boom Continues

Editor’s Note: Tyler Perry is partner and general manager at Bateman Group, a PR and social media communications firm with offices in New York and San Francisco.  When WeWork scored a $355 million funding round with a stunning $5 billion valuation at the end of 2014, the shared workspace startup became the poster child for New York City’s exploding tech scene. For New Yorkers, however, Read More


Ted Cruz’s health plan is simple: ask sick people to pay more

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. Sen. Ted Cruz’s Consumer Choice Amendment sets up a cruel reality for Americans who are sick and poor. The Texas Republican’s plan would allow health insurers to Read More


Content & SEO Teams Together – Focused on a Customer-First Strategy

For half of the world, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is all about search engines, its algorithms, rankings, off-page and all other technical terms. While fighting the battle of enhancing the ranking in SERPs (Search Engine Result Page), often one thing is neglected or considered as last option. That last option is Content. Now the question arises, what’s the role of Read More


Mars Surface ‘More Uninhabitable’ Than Thought: Study

HIGHLIGHTS Salt minerals present on the Red Planet kill bacteria Compounds known as perchlorates killed cultures of Bacillus subtilis Compound can also be activated by UV light, without heat Hopes of finding life on Mars, at least on the surface, were dealt a blow Thursday by a study revealing that salt minerals present on the Red Planet kill bacteria. In lab Read More