Prediction List -8: Dec-2019: Read Aloud

Public Demand for Education
Public demand for education has remained strong, reflecting the importance of education as a means of social
progress. Aware of the added value of education to the world of work, the government continues to innovate
and update the education system in order to produce a qualified and competent workforce.

Business School Admissions
Business school admissions officers said the new drive to attract younger students was in part the result of a
realization that they had inadvertently limited their applicant pool by requiring several years’ work experience.
Talented students who might otherwise have gone to business school instead opted for a law or policy degree
because they were intimidated by the expectation of work experience.

Online Shopping Environments
A unique characteristic of online shopping environments is that they allow vendors to create retail interfaces
with highly interactive features. One desirable form of interactivity from a consumer perspective is the
implementation of sophisticated tools to assist shoppers in their purchase decisions by customizing the
electronic shopping environment to their individual preferences.

Hazard Assessment
A Hazard Assessment should be performed for work involving distillations of organic liquids and should
thoroughly address issues relating to residual water and possible decomposition of the solvent in question, as
well as the physical placement of the distillation apparatus and heating equipment to be employed.

A national study into fraud by bookkeepers employed at small and medium-sized businesses has uncovered 65
instances of theft in more than five years, with more than $31 million stolen. Of the cases identified by the
research, 56 involved women and nine instances involved men. However, male bookkeepers who defrauded
their employers stole three times, on average, the amount that women stole.

Domestic Work
Traditional divisions of domestic work are understood to persist because of the strong association of the home
with femininity and paid work with masculinity – to challenge who does what in the home is arguably
equivalent to challenging what it is to be a woman or a man.

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