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Despite Brexit and COVID-19, Irish investors remain bullish

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"Dublin is a really vibrant startup ecosystem," said Michelle Dervan of Rethink Education Management. "Young population. Lots of government supports to encourage entrepreneurship."


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Nepalis pray for health and wisdom as coronavirus curtails crowds at festival - Reuters

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Amid sparser crowds than usual, mask-wearing worshippers offered prayers to Hindu goddess of education Saraswati in annual celebrations in Nepal on Tuesday - this year seeking safety from the coronavirus pandemic as well as greater wisdom.


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Qatar re-imposes COVID-19 restrictions on many activities - Reuters

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Qatar on Thursday re-imposed a raft of restrictions on education, leisure and business activities, including closing indoor swimming pools and theme parks and restricting restaurant capacities.


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Oman extends Omanisation by giving locals higher education jobs - Reuters

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Oman pushed forward its programme of replacing foreign workers with locals on Sunday with a decision to allocate many jobs at higher education establishments to citizens, the labour ministry said.


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Greek lawmakers approve campus police in contentious education reform - Reuters UK

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Greek lawmakers passed legislation on Thursday that allows special police on university campuses as part of education reforms that opponents say threaten academic freedom established after the end of military rule in the 1970s.


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Israel bans international flights to curb coronavirus spread - Reuters

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Israel will ban passenger flights in and out of the country from Monday evening for a week as it seeks to stop the spread of new coronavirus variants.


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Thailand to reopen schools outside of virus hotspot - Reuters

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Thailand on Wednesday said it would reopen most schools including those the capital Bangkok from next week, in response to localised declines in new coronavirus infections.


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Czech Republic plans reopening of schools from March, with testing - Reuters

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The Czech government plans to reopen schools for more students from March 1 with regular testing for coronavirus infections, which remain at high levels, ministers said on Monday.


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Argentine transport workers ask for coronavirus vaccine priority - Reuters

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Argentina's main transport workers group will meet on Thursday afternoon with government officials to request that the sector be included among the "vital activities" whose participants have priority to receive the Sputnik coronavirus vaccine.


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China's 2020 new births fall 15% as coronavirus weighs - Reuters

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The number of new births in China plummeted 15% in 2020 from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Public Security, with the onset of the novel coronavirus disrupting the economy and weighing on decisions to have a family.


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UPDATE 1-Yellen says tax hike would pay for part of Biden infrastructure plan - Reuters

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday said that tax hikes would be needed to pay for at least part of a big infrastructure, climate and education investment package that President Joe Biden plans to introduce later this year.


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San Francisco backpedals on controversial plan to rename schools - Reuters

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San Francisco's education chief has halted plans to rename 44 of the city's public schools, a move that infuriated parents barred by COVID-19 restrictions from sending their children back to class and criticized by others as hasty and historically inaccuate.


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INSIGHT-Biden drilling ban forces Democratic-led New Mexico to reckon with oil dependence - Reuters

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When Stan Rounds heard about U.S. President Joe Biden’s plans to suspend new drilling on federal lands to fight climate change, he worried about the education budget.


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Biden drilling ban forces Democratic-led New Mexico to reckon with oil dependence - Reuters

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When Stan Rounds heard about U.S. President Joe Biden’s plans to suspend new drilling on federal lands to fight climate change, he worried about the education budget.


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Chicago school district cancels some in-person classes as labor dispute flares - Reuters

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In-person classes in Chicago for pre-kindergarten and special education students were canceled again on Thursday as a labor dispute between teachers and school officials over the district's COVID-19 safety plan remained unresolved.


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UK begins door-to-door testing of 80,000 people as new COVID variants spread - Reuters

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Britain begins door-to-door COVID-19 testing of 80,000 people on Tuesday in a bid to stem the spread of a new highly infectious so called South African variant of the novel coronavirus.


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Low vaccine supply pushes U.S. vaccination timeline to at least late May: Fauci - Reuters

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The U.S. timeline for vaccinations against the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus will now stretch into late May or early June due to a limited supply of vaccines and the slow rollout of Johnson & Johnson's drug, Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease official leadin…


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Coronavirus: What Europeans have learned from a year of pandemic

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Since the first case in northern Italy a year ago the lives of Europeans have been changed forever.


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Talks to revive Italian government fail, all eyes on president - Reuters

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Talks to revive Italy's ruling coalition have failed, the small party that triggered the government crisis said on Tuesday, deepening the country's political turmoil in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.


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Here are all the ad agencies benefitting from HHS's $115 million vaccine education campaign

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Summary List PlacementAdvertising giant WPP has been leading a $250 million US Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus messaging campaign. The biggest part of the campaign, a $115 million-plus effort to promote the vaccines, is set to launch immin…