California Will Be Fourth State to Sue Navient Over Student Loans

California Will Be Fourth State to Sue Navient Over Student Loans

The legal problems facing Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan debt collectors, mounted on Thursday as California’s attorney general said he would file a lawsuit accusing the company of widespread deceptions and mistakes that cost borrowers millions of dollars. The accusations echo those in a major enforcement case against Navientthat was started by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last year, in the final days of President Obama’s administration. The bureau is still pursuing the case, but consumer advocates fear it will be dropped or settled by Mick Mulvaney, the…

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Schools ‘sweat’ over heat holiday

Schools ‘sweat’ over heat holiday

An overcast sky over the Hooghly on Tuesday afternoon. The Met office expects the maximum temperature to be back at 40 degrees Celsius or higher on Wednesday. Picture by Ankit Datta  Calcutta: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on Tuesday issued a circular to all its affiliated schools in Bengal, requesting them to comply with the state government’s appeal to suspend classes till the heatwave-like conditions prevailing since last week abate. This came within hours of the school education department issuing two circulars, one addressed to the ICSE council…

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Over 80% Indian millennials ready to switch jobs for a pay rise: Report

Over 80% Indian millennials ready to switch jobs for a pay rise: Report

For the Indian millennial workforce, money is the key motivating factor to stick to a job as 83% employees – aged between 25 to 34 years – would consider switching jobs for a salary hike, says a report. According to a survey conducted by global job site Indeed, over 80% of respondents agreed that they would consider changing their jobs to secure a pay rise. However, a number of respondents also stated that they would be willing to accept alternative benefits at work in place of a pay raise. Over…

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Students Are Going Crazy Over The Online MBA From Edinburgh Business School—Here’s Why

Students Are Going Crazy Over The Online MBA From Edinburgh Business School—Here’s Why

©Beer5020—Edinburgh’s Online MBA students get the benefits of a full-time MBA, wherever they are Studying an MBA online doesn’t always mean full flexibility. Even distance-learning courses often have strict schedules, which are not always convenient for busy professionals who can’t afford prolonged absences from their families and jobs. Edinburgh Business School has a totally different approach. The Online MBA at Edinburgh Business School—the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University—is based on a unique way of learning, whereby students can choose which subjects they study and when. They can begin, defer…

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Conflicts break out as institutes take over coastal lands

Conflicts break out as institutes take over coastal lands

The social and economic problems related to acquisition of private property have gained much media attention in recent years. The debates have shown that government decisions over property are not the last word. However, what has been far less stated is how the government deals with lands that are not under individual ownership. Coastal common lands A big part of India’s development story unfolds in what is called common lands, popularly known as the ‘commons’. They come in myriad forms such as forests, grasslands, riverbeds or wetlands and have been…

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TISS stir today over cutbacks in scholarship

TISS stir today over cutbacks in scholarship

MUMBAI: Students at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences will boycott classes, field work and submissions on Wednesday in protest against the decision of the institute not to provide scholarships to the economically backward. The institute cut its financial aid programme and students who depend on the Government of India Post-Matric Scholarshipshave all been asked to pay their tuition. On May 26, TISS announced it will no longer be able to provide scholarships to SC and ST students. “The ministry of social justice and empowerment, the ministry of tribal affairs, and the state government have not reimbursed…

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Virat Kohli wants to make the most of his career over the next 8 or 9 years

Virat Kohli wants to make the most of his career over the next 8 or 9 years

Virat Kohli amassed a total of 558 runs in the ODI series vs South Africa (Virat Kohli Twitter Photo) India skipper Virat Kohli was on a record-breaking spree during the sixth and final ODI against South Africa at Centurion. The Indian skipper’s unbeaten 129 helped India beat the hosts by eight wickets and clinch the series 5-1. During his dominating innings, Kohli became the fastest to cross 17,000-run mark in international cricket, surpassing Hashim Amla. The 29-year-old amassed a total of 558 runs in the series – record for most number of runs scored by a batsman…

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Before double ton, feared career over: Cook

Before double ton, feared career over: Cook

London [United Kingdom], Dec 28 (ANI): England opener Alastair Cook who scored his fifth Test double century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Thursday said that prior to this innings, he feared his career might be over. Unbeaten at 244* at stumps on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test, Cook said he felt embarrassed about his previous performances. “All tour I’ve been struggling with rhythm, I’ve actually been embarrassed about my performances,” Cook told The Guardian. “It was a kind of feeling like last-chance saloon. When you’re in those positions and you dig yourself…

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Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Schools warned over hackable heating systems

Trend Control Systems tells customers not to connect its controllers directly to the public internet The cyber-security company made its discovery by looking for building management system controllers made by Trend Control Systems via the internet of things (IoT) search tool Shodan. It knew that a model, released in 2003, could be compromised when exposed directly to the net, even if it was running the latest firmware. What is the internet of things? How to beat security threats to internet of things? Deception tech helps to thwart hackers’ attacks Mr…

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School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the eclipse could pose a risk to students who view it even inadvertently while at school or on the bus ride home. The day will be used as a service day for faculty and staff. +8 Some school districts have cancelled classes for the entire day or are keeping kids inside +8 There is real worry that…

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