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Meet John, the university dropout and world’s youngest self-made billionaire – but you’d never think it

Meet John, the university dropout and world’s youngest self-made billionaire – but you’d never think it

Brothers John and Patrick sold their first business aged 21 and 23 for £3.8 million – their latest venture has just been valued at £7billion Twenty-seven-thousand-pounds for a degree, stagnant wages and the thought of living at home until you hit 35 – that’s the reality for millions of today’s generation of 20-somethings that are […]

What next for England’s troubled universities?

What next for England’s troubled universities?

The new academic year has begun amid rows over soaring student debt, the size of vice-chancellors’ salaries and the modern value of a degree. What’s the mood at freshers’ week in Liverpool? By Friday afternoon, in Liverpool’s universities, freshers’ week was just starting to feel a bit stale. The farewells to family already seemed like […]

Ignore the cacophony, but speak up

Ignore the cacophony, but speak up

The attacks may be ill-informed, but universities must keep demonstrating the value that they provide for students, graduates and society, says Anton Muscatelli In a recent interview with Times Higher Education, I described much of the antagonism towards UK universities over the summer months as uninformed noise, peddled by those with a distorted view of […]

UK: Let’s restrict the number of privately educated people in Britain’s elite

UK: Let’s restrict the number of privately educated people in Britain’s elite

A quota system would redress the woeful under-representation of state-educated people in our establishment, and improve the quality of our government. British politics have seen many intriguing subplots in recent years, none more striking than the terrifying mediocrity of our establishment. Consider the facts: most commentators have been fantastically wrong about every major political event; […]

Gelandangan: salah NGO soup kitchen; atau DBKL tutup mata? Wujud lagikah Jabatan Kebajikan?

Gelandangan: salah NGO soup kitchen; atau DBKL tutup mata? Wujud lagikah Jabatan Kebajikan?

MAAF kalau saya komen pasal NGO soup kitchen yang memberi makan kepada kumpulan gelandangan di Kuala Lumpur. Dua tiga malam lepas kira-kira jam 10 malam saya kebetulan melalui Jalan TAR melepasi Chow Kit untuk menghala ke KL. Terkejut saya begitu ramainya anak-anak orang Melayu bermain-main di kaki-kaki lima dengan ditemani ibu-ibu masing-masing. Yang lelaki dewasa […]

22 April: Hikayat ITM, UiTM sehari semalam

22 April: Hikayat ITM, UiTM sehari semalam

Tan Sri Arshad Ayub turut menyanyikan lagu Inilah Barisan Kita bersama-sama bekas Pengarah ITM, Datuk Mansur Salleh (kanan), Ibrahim Ali dan bekas Naib Canselor UiTM, Tan Sri Ibrahim Abu Shah di Malam Nostalgia 22 April 1974 di Kuala Lumpur.     Oleh Zaini Hassan   (MALAM) TARIKH 22 April cukup signifikan. Ia juga hari lahir […]

Kenapa Peniaga Melayu Masih Mundur?

Kenapa Peniaga Melayu Masih Mundur?

Bukan mudah untuk membina sebuah empayar perniagaan yang mampu bertahan dan terus hidup dari tahun ke tahun berikutnya. Namun perkara yang lebih sukar adalah untuk membina perniagaan dengan betul sejak dari permulaan lagi. Malah ada yang mengeluh kerana perniagaan dari kaum Melayu yang diusahakan tidak mampu pergi jauh. Jalan mudahnya, kita menyalahkan persaingan dari bangsa […]

Dua Jam Sebelum Meninggal, Lelaki Ini Minta Sesuatu Utk Dilakukan Bersama Isteri Yg Membuatkan Doktor Menangis

Dua Jam Sebelum Meninggal, Lelaki Ini Minta Sesuatu Utk Dilakukan Bersama Isteri Yg Membuatkan Doktor Menangis

Dua Jam Sebelum Meninggal, Lelaki Ini Minta Sesuatu Utk Dilakukan Bersama Isteri Yg Membuatkan Doktor Menangis. Membina hubungan rumah tangga bukanlah perkara mudah..begitu juga utk mempertahankannya..cuba lihat kisah dua manusia ini..sy rasa kalu kamu di tempat sy, tgk secara berdepan bagaimana kasih syg mereka mampu mekar hingga dijemput maut, anda akn menangis tanpa henti..” Membina […]

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