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Read more at https://valueofknowledge.ft.com/ Singapore’s students consistently come top in international rankings, but the city state’s didactic teaching style does not always equip pupils with the skills they will need for the workplace of the future. The government is introducing reforms to align classroom with the needs of employers – adopting aspects of the Swiss
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Lightning Ridge is a small mining town outside of New South Wales, Australia renowned for its black opal, which can sell for over $10,000 per carat. But even for an expert miner, finding high-quality black opal isn’t easy. After investing tens of thousands of dollars, a miner might not find a single gem. But as
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Indigenous people in Zapotitlán have been hand-making salt here for over 2,000 years. Today, producers can’t make enough money to sustain themselves. Many have abandoned their salt lands, but one producer is determined to keep his business alive. For more information, visit Juan’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/juandiego.hernandezcortes MORE STILL STANDING VIDEOS: How Indian Potters Are Reinventing
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Over the past 12 months Covid-19 has curtailed countless business activities, but not money laundering. The UN estimates some $1.6tn is laundered every year, and authorities say lockdown measures have presented criminals with even greater opportunities to commit offences. But why is this, and what are countries doing to fight back? See if you get
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If renewable energy is going to provide a steady source of energy to power grids, we need to find ways of storing it. Lithium-ion batteries are currently the dominant technology, but new rivals are emerging. These include vanadium batteries, hydrogen, and even volcanic rocks. Could they offer a serious challenge to lithium-ion’s supremacy? #sustainability ►
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June 13 (Bloomberg) — Behind two sets of ornate doors at Tiffany’s New York flagship store is a top-secret room. The Salon houses Tiffany’s most over-the-top pieces. The way you gain access is by referral or spending a lot of cash. With wedding season in full swing, Jeff Bennett, Tiffany’s vice president for the New
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The Netherlands is the world’s second-largest exporter of food. But right now, its livestock sector is facing a controversial environmental challenge: reducing its nitrogen emissions. Along with that, farmers also have some tough longer-term climate change targets to hit. The FT’s Mehreen Khan finds out how they’re tackling the problems and whether their strategies are
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