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Parenting methods are exacerbating social divisions

BRITISH CHILDREN used to play conkers in the autumn when the horse-chestnut trees started to drop their shiny brown nuts. They would select a suitable chestnut, drill a hole in it and thread it onto a string, then swing their conker at that of an opponent until one of them broke. But the game has fallen out of favour. Children spend less time outdoors...

How children interact with digital media

Born to swipe “TURN OFF media, turn on life”, urges the promotional video from South Korea’s Nori Media Education Centre for the Prevention of Internet Addiction, an organisation funded by a mixture of private and public money. Its manager, Kwon Jang-hee, is passionate about protecting children from the ill effects of the internet, and above...

The early years are getting increasing attention

So far, so good AT TURNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in south-east Washington, DC, about 15 well-turned-out five-year-olds sit on a mat in an immaculate classroom, bellowing out an uplifting song about being ready for school and listening to the teacher. Then they act out little scenes about being good citizens, sharing and helping others. They are having...

Why children’s lives have changed radically in just a few decades

“WHEN I WAS a kid, we were out and about all the time, playing with our friends, in and out of each other’s houses, sandwich in pocket, making our own entertainment. Our parents hardly saw us from morning to night. We didn’t have much stuff, but we came and went as we liked and had lots of adventures.” This is roughly what you will hear...

In the Middle Ages there was no such thing as childhood

FOR MOST of Western history, childhood was nasty, brutish and short, or even non-existent. Before modern medicine and public-health standards, many infants did not live to see their first birthday—and if they did, they were expected to grow up at the double. In the two millennia from antiquity to the 17th century, children were mostly seen as...

Finance

Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It

ImageGeorgia provided land and cheap electricity so Bitfury, an American company, could set up a Bitcoin mining center in Tbilisi.CreditCreditDaro Sulakauri for The New York TimesDespite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on ItTax breaks, land deals and cheap energy have spurred cryptocurrency mining in Georgia, which...

Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone’s Security?

Supported byDid Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone’s Security?ImageOutside the the Sydney Opera House in Australia, where a new law empowers the authorities to compel tech giants to create ways around the encryption built into their products.CreditCreditBrook Mitchell for The New York TimesBy Nellie BowlesJan. 22, 2019SYDNEY, Australia —...

DealBook: Chilling Davos: A Bleak Warning on Global Division and Debt

DealBook Business and PolicySupported byDealBookChilling Davos: A Bleak Warning on Global Division and DebtImageThe circulation of a letter from the investor Seth A. Klarman is likely to add to the typical hand-wringing at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The letter says mounting debt since the financial crisis could lead to a panic.CreditCreditFabrice...

How Huawei Wooed Europe With Sponsorships, Investments and Promises

Supported byHow Huawei Wooed Europe With Sponsorships, Investments and PromisesImageHuawei's booth at last year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The company plans to announce new handsets and provide an update of its 5G plans next month at this year's conference.CreditCreditEric Gaillard/ReutersBy Adam Satariano and Raymond ZhongJan. 22,...

Carlos Ghosn Is Denied Bail as Jail Stint Looks to Continue

Supported byCarlos Ghosn Is Denied Bail as Jail Stint Looks to ContinueImageCarlos Ghosn has been charged on three counts of financial misconduct at Nissan Motor.CreditCreditMark Lennihan/Associated PressBy Motoko RichJan. 21, 2019TOKYO — For the second time in a week, a Japanese court has rejected a bail request by Carlos Ghosn, the former global...

Legal

UPDATE – FSIA Mystery in Mueller Subpoena Case

Some “mysteries” surrounding the Mueller investigation’s grand jury subpoena case may soon come to light.  Adding another unusual twist to the case, on January 22, 2019, the Supreme Court allowed the “mysterious” corporation, owned by Country A, to file a writ petition under seal, with redacted copies for the public record. Background This...

FSIA Mystery in Mueller Subpoena Case

The Mueller investigation’s “mystery” grand jury subpoena case provides a fascinating glimpse into a mysterious legal landscape. Of course, there is the sensational nature of the proceedings, where the identity of the “mysterious” corporation and its country of origin are unknown. Of broader importance, the proceedings probe the mysterious...

M & A and the FCPA in the New Year

Resolving corruption problems found during international mergers and acquisitions should be more certain in the New Year. Potential problems under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) can be handled in light of guidance provided by the Department of Justice (the DOJ).  Clarified Policy Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matthew S. Miner of the Criminal...

DOJ Recovers More Than $2.8 Billion for False Claims

The federal government’s recoveries for false claims during FY2018 topped $2.8 billion. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released this and other statistics for its civil False Claims Act recoveries since 1986. Although the most numerous and lucrative recoveries occurred in the health care industry, the DOJ reported 35 new qui tam cases involving...

DOJ Relaxes “All or Nothing” Yates Memo

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has softened its policy known as the “Yates Memo.” That policy required companies to produce all relevant information on individuals involved in misconduct in order to be eligible to receive any cooperation credit with DOJ attorneys. Rather than the prior “all or nothing” approach, the new policy requires...

Deals

ZEDRA Group announces long-term strategic partnership with Corsair Capital

ZEDRA Group (“ZEDRA”), the global specialist in trust, corporate and fund services, today announced that Corsair Capital LLC (“Corsair”), one of the longest-standing private equity firms focused on the financial services industry, has made a majority investment in ZEDRA.  Corsair has a long and successful track record of growing financial...

HRtech M&A achieves record transaction volumes

Innovative recruitment, talent management and payroll and benefits technologies are driving HRtech M&ACompanies having to integrate HRtech to win the race for talent and adapt to the fast-evolving nature of work The latest HRtech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, shows that 2018...

GDPR Burdens Hinder M&A Transactions in the EMEA Region, According to Merrill Corporation Survey

Merrill Corporation survey highlights future challenges for EMEA dealmakers when complying with regulations, accelerating deals and harnessing the power of data. An increasing number of M&A transactions may be stalling because of concerns over GDPR compliance, according to a survey of EMEA M&A professionals conducted by Merrill Corporation, the...

Argos Wityu invests in the world market leader of inflatable floating waterparks, Wibit Sports

With Argos Wityu as a strategic partner, the pioneer for floating waterparks aims to drive further internationalization and expand its successful business modelContinuity in the top management: the founders of Wibit Sports will continue to lead the company in the long termSecond investment by Argos Wityu in Germany within two monthsThe...

TNS further targets unattended and e-commerce payments with ADVAM acquisition

Transaction Network Services (TNS) announces it has agreed to acquire unattended and eCommerce payments specialist ADVAM in a transaction which strengthens TNS’ core payment capabilities and which will allow TNS to further target the payments market across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Headquartered in Adelaide, Australia, ADVAM...

Acq Lite

At World’s Biggest Dog Show, Pups That Give New life to Disabled Owners

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Stranger Sets Off Incredible Chain of Good Deeds That Saved 6 Lives

Six lives were saved at a hospital this week, and it is all thanks to one woman's decision to “be selfless for a day”. The post Stranger Sets Off Incredible Chain of Good Deeds That Saved 6 Lives appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

10 Things I Wish I Would Have Told My Kids

Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to your current experience—both the internal and external—without judgment. Practicing mindfulness allows us to make wiser choices and pursue healthier and more beneficial avenues in life. Had I learned them earlier in life, I would have taught my kids the valuable life lessons that I’ve gleaned from...

DIY or Die: How an Industrious Outback Nurse Diagnosed His Own Heart Attack and Stayed Alive

The nurse was stationed at his medical outpost 100 miles away from the nearest hospital when he realized that he was about to have a heart attack. The post DIY or Die: How an Industrious Outback Nurse Diagnosed His Own Heart Attack and Stayed Alive appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

Daily Dose of Cute: Dachshund Shows Off Skills by Maneuvering Maze of Plastic Water Bottles

If you’re mourning the end of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, you might like these games of skill involving a long-haired Dachshund. Takao showed off his thinking abilities earlier this week when he successfully maneuvered a maze of plastic water bottles that was erected by his owner. In the videos posted to his Instagram page, the...