Daily Telegraph News

Features from today’s Daily Telegraph:

  • Too much fast food ‘harms children’s test scores’
    When I was in Secondary school, I used to have KFC or MacDonalds at least 2-3 times a week – perhaps I should have eaten more at the hawker centre to improve my test scores. 🙂 I find the studies of such a test quite dubious because you can easily pull two unrelated components together and compare them statistically to create an imaginary relation. Too many loop-holes in such studies.
  • Graduates told to work in call centres
    Looks like one of the ‘industries’ benefitting globally from this recession is education sector. A thought just came to mind that with good manpower planning, allocation and training, this recession could ultimately lead to an improved quality of education in schools globally.
  • MP’s expenses – 20 most bizzare claims
    Humorous yet ridiculous at the same time.

I have shared more interesting articles on my Google Reader Shared Items link on the right hand side of the blog. It’s under the category of ‘Personal interests’.


“Your body of work is yet to come”

Obama’s commencement address to Arizona State University in Tempe is really one of the best pieces of rhetoric in our modern times.

I really felt something stirring in my heart as I watched him deliver it masterfully, as he always does. Obama has delivered some of the best speeches of the 21st century and this is less than a year into his presidency! Here are the links below:

Watch his speech live!

The transcript of his speech

Thank Laremy and Ashley for sharing these links on twitter!