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How social is social media when we go offline?

THERE is no need to dwell on the proliferation of social media in our daily lives; it is here to stay. As for its positive impacts, the digital connection apparatus has eliminated distances, enhanced the reach and scope of communities and enabled reunions with long lost friends.


Offline bond, online safety

ONLINE or offline, a good relationship is key when mentoring our next generation.


Strategy to take varsities forward

Public institutions of higher learning have to find new ways to fund and keep themselves relevant.


On target in meeting blueprint goals

Meeting selected education transformation objectives so far paves the way for Malaysia to raise its standards, and be on par with the best globally.


Gaming may boost teens’ school results

PLAYING online games may boost teenagers’ school results, while spending time on social networks such as Facebook could do the opposite, according to an Australian study.


National schools are open for all

MALAYSIAN parents can rest assured that national schools will not become a breeding grounds for Islamic extremism.


More addictive than other games

CATCHING virtual critters on Pokémon GO has a tendency to be more addictive than other online games.


Merkel to urge chiefs of big companies to hire refugees, Bild reports

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited executives from some of Germany's biggest listed companies to attend a summit next month where she will urge them to hire more refugees, the newspaper Bild reported on Saturday.

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Trampoline - MacLennan repeats as champion in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When a training accident left Rosie MacLennan with concussion a year ago, she had no idea if she would make it back to the Olympics as she had trouble spotting the trampoline because her "eyes were shaking" while she soared and somersaulted through the air.


Firefighters make leap to smokejumping

WINTHROP, Wash. (Reuters) - On a 100-degree day in early June, Matt Mueller did sit-ups in a semicircle with seven other experienced firefighters training to parachute into a wildfire.