This is far from the first time that the Jones has been in trouble with the law. The UFC champion was charged with a DWI in 2012 after smashing his Bentley into a utility pole in New York. Then, in April 2015, Jones was involved in a felony hit-and-run where he fled the scene after hitting a pregnant woman’s car. The woman had sustained injuries from the accident, but, according to witnesses, Jones fled the scene after shoving cash in his pockets. Despite facing 18 months in jail for the felony, Jones avoided jail time and instead received 18 months of supervised probation. … [Read more...] about Jon Jones’s latest arrest raises worries over the UFC star’s wellbeing
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Of course, the internet is part of our lives now. We will never be able to go back to communicating exclusively face-to-face. Indeed, it is important to squeeze the most out of our personal interactions whenever possible – and that includes catching up with old friends online. But, thinking digital communication is enough to keep a relationship going is a fantasy. Interacting with friends online grants us greater control over the way they perceive us, and that can be reassuring. But if we retreat behind Snapchat videos, WhatsApp messages and Facebook posts, we lessen the possibility of an encounter that could teach us about one another and ourselves. … [Read more...] about Eye contact is good for you. But can you put your phone down for long enough?
The best meals I’ve had in London, Chicago, Philadelphia and yes, New York, have been places I’ve tried after striking up a conversation with a cashier or a cab driver or someone in a coffee shop. My experience has always been that New York is a city that’s itching to tell me its secrets. … [Read more...] about Life is richer when we talk to strangers
Alison Wolf, the King's College London professor who recently wrote a review of vocational education for the Department of Education, said: "The obvious point to make is that, until this year, we have been pretty much unique in the world in allowing our young people to give up maths and English at age 16, at a time when every other developed country has been increasing its general education requirements for 16-19 year olds. … [Read more...] about OECD literacy leagues: poverty and inequality blamed for England’s results
I have been arguing for some time that GCSE maths and English at grades A* to C do not give any assurance that a young person is numerate or literate. Indeed, there is ample statistical evidence of students with these higher grades failing the basic numeracy test. Employers have been stating this concern for some years, but have been drowned out by those wishing to defend the system – and that includes politicians on occasion. … [Read more...] about English literacy and numeracy – nothing short of a national disgrace