Diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics: A message to China from the West

Tension between China and the Western allies has escalated with Canada and the United Kingdom following the US and Australia’s diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics. France said it would consult its European allies on the boycott call.   The US and the European countries announcing diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China have criticised the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the ruling party in the country, alleging human rights violations in Xinjiang. China has been under attack from human rights activists and the international community over alleged mistreatment of the ethnic Uyghur…

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In a graphic: How Goa’s politics could take a turn because of five new politicians

Since joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on October 29, tennis icon Leander Paes has become the party’s face in Goa, doing rounds of the state and meeting with citizens across the social spectrum. In these meetings, he frequently highlights his Goan roots, insisting he is a son-of-the-soil who might have been away from the state, but not from its culture. His father, Vece Paes, is from Assolna in Velim constituency, a Congress bastion till 2017. Paes has been focusing on the issues like unemployment, women’s safety and mining. He has…

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Stay Home, Stay Safe: How You Can Learn About A School and Its Culture Virtually

Last week, we welcomed an incredible class for our first in-person MBA1 Orientation in two years. It was energizing to see students in real life again. In our most competitive application season on record, the Class of 2023 topped Michigan Ross records for the number of women, underrepresented minorities, countries, GMAT, GRE, and GPA.  One of the questions we have been hearing frequently from prospective students is about our visitor policy. For health, safety, and equity reasons, our recruiting events will be 100% virtual once again. We were able to host more…

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A Comparative Analysis of Student Performance in an Online vs. Face-to-Face Environmental Science Course From 2009 to 2016

A growing number of students are now opting for online classes. They find the traditional classroom modality restrictive, inflexible, and impractical. In this age of technological advancement, schools can now provide effective classroom teaching via the Web. This shift in pedagogical medium is forcing academic institutions to rethink how they want to deliver their course content. The overarching purpose of this research was to determine which teaching method proved more effective over the 8-year period. The scores of 548 students, 401 traditional students and 147 online students, in an environmental…

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Bolstering a career post motherhood

New Delhi: Renewing your career after motherhood is a challenging milestone; one that presents several dilemmas for women as professionals. Quite often it is the woman who has to bear the brunt of sacrificing her career post marriage and subsequently childbirth. In today’s age, issues like renewing career, providing maternity benefits and child-friendly workstations or facilities for working mums are of importance. Women make up 48 percent of the Indian population but have not benefitted equally from India’s rapid economic growth. Sixty-five percent of women are literate as compared to…

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NIC Recruitment 2020: 495 Vacancies for Scientist B and Scientific/Technical Assistant A Posts

NIC Recruitment 2020: National Informatics Centre (NIC) has released a notification for recruitment to the post of Scientist B and Scientist Technical Assistant A. Interested candidates can apply to the posts through the prescribed format on or before 26 March 2020. Advt: NIELIT/NIC/2020/1 Important Dates Commencement of submission of application for NIC Recruitment 2020: 26 February 2020 Last date for submission of application for NIC Recruitment 2020: 26 March 2020 National Informatics Centre NIC Recruitment 2020 Vacancy Details Job Summary Notification NIC Recruitment 2020: 495 Vacancies for Scientist B and…

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Telangana Police Recruitment Board to reconsider selection of a candidate having criminal antecedent; Telangana HC

Telangana High Court heard a matter pertaining to an individual who applied for the post of Driver in pursuant to the notification dated 31.05.2018 issued by Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board, and qualified in the selection conducted in pursuant of the said notification. However, the petitioner is not deputed for induction training, which commenced on 17.01.2020. The Petition was heard by the bench of Justice P Naveen Rao. The counsel appearing for the Petitioner contended that merely on the ground that he was shown as accused in a criminal…

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Free Agency wants to give every tech worker a career and salary boost

Labor markets, particularly those in the tech industry, are incredibly lopsided against employees. Companies screen, interview, and negotiate with thousands of candidates per year, while employees may only go through recruiting a handful of times in their lives. Inevitably, they can select the wrong positions, pick the wrong managers to work with, and end up with a salary well below market rate. New York City-based Free Agency wants to become the advocate of choice for this high-priced talent. Taking its cue from Hollywood and the sports world, the growing startup wants to…

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Top football players are a class apart on many college campuses — due to online course offerings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is a hero on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, but he hasn’t seen much of it because he took graduate courses online. Justin Fields rarely has to step inside an Ohio State classroom building because he also does most of his school work online to accommodate his grueling football schedule. Fields, a sophomore quarterback who was a Heisman finalist, said online classes allow him to split his time between studying at home or relaxing with Netflix NFLX, -1.97% and the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, where…

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20 Creative Classes That’ll Get You Started on a New Artistic Skill This Year

So, you’ve made your new year’s resolutions. Now, you just need to figure out how to accomplish them! If one of your goals is to learn a new creative skill, online classes are an easy way to get started. Sites including CreativeLive, Bluprint, and CreativeBug offer thousands of e-courses that cover a myriad of subjects. Many are beginner-level classes that make it possible to dive into a new artistic field from the comfort of your own home. With yearly resolutions in mind, we’ve selected 20 classes that offer great introductions to topics in arts,…

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