10 crucial decision points in your child’s education

Parents make decisions for their kids every day. What to make for breakfast? How much television time is right? Does the child need help with homework or should I back off? Do I insist the child wear matching socks? Some of these decisions are minor and some have major consequences. …

Ottawa County 911 getting major tech update

WEST OLIVE — At its Tuesday, Aug. 14, meeting, the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners approved a major technology update for the 911 Central Dispatch Authority. The Central Dispatch Authority will now begin switching its service lines from aging copper phone wires to new, secure fiber optic cables. “When 911 …

Stormzy to fund Cambridge scholarships for black students

Stormzy has announced that he is funding two scholarships for black British students to go to Cambridge University. The grime artist will pay the students’ tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course. Speaking on Thursday at his former school, the Harris City Academy …

Oracle updates transportation, trade management clouds

Oracle on Tuesday released a series of updates to its Transportation Management and Global Trade Management clouds. The updates aim to help companies streamline and simplify compliance with shifting global trade regulations, as well as speed up customer fulfillment, Oracle said. Key to the new features is the injection of …

Mercedes tech for updated SsangYong Turismo

Even though its shareholding in SsangYong was sold long ago, Daimler retains links to the Mahindra-owned maker of mainly SUVs. Not only does the just-updated Turismo gain a new Mercedes-Benz transmission but Daimler’s W124 platform, albeit much modified, remains the basis of this big MPV. The first thing anyone comments …

Student-centred teaching the future of education

The teaching and learning experience in some institutions of higher learning is not very different from that in high school – for the largest part, according to Harriet Karungi, a third-year education student from Makerere University. “During lectures, the lecturer does most of the talking. Though they keep on asking …