Pimps, police who offered Thai schoolgirls as ‘dessert’ to visiting officials get long jail terms

Pimps, police who offered Thai schoolgirls as ‘dessert’ to visiting officials get long jail terms

By South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane and Supattra Vimonsuknopparat Posted April 19, 2018 00:10:17 Two female pimps and a policeman have been sentenced to long jail terms for offering teenage girls as “dessert” for visiting officials in Thailand. Key points: Police senior sergeant sentenced to 320 years in jail Seven …

Long Bay prison officers strike is ‘unauthorised and inappropriate’

Long Bay prison officers strike is ‘unauthorised and inappropriate’

Posted April 13, 2018 10:49:07 Prison officers have walked off the job at Sydney’s Long Bay jail in a dispute over staffing changes with the New South Wales Government Corrective Services NSW said the “unauthorised” industrial action was “unnecessary and inappropriate”. It said the matter would be referred to the …

Language-learning apps don’t capture how long it takes to actually learn a language

Language-learning apps don’t capture how long it takes to actually learn a language

Posted April 04, 2018 06:00:00 Photo: Three weeks might be a realistic time-frame if you just want to order a “cafĂ© au lait” on your next trip to Paris. (Reuters: Jacky Naegelen) If you go by the ads for some language learning apps, you can “have a conversation in a …

The long road from Bradman’s moral lesson to Bancroft’s ball tampering

The long road from Bradman’s moral lesson to Bancroft’s ball tampering

By Steve Wilson Posted April 02, 2018 05:05:21 Photo: Disgraced Australian Cricket Captain Steve Smith speaks to media at Sydney International Airport about ball-tampering suspension on March 29, 2018. (AAP: Brendan Esposito) When did Australian cricket adopt a win-at-all-costs culture? After Don Bradman said playing cricket was a moral lesson, …