Lasith Malinga approaches Zaheer Khan for help in prolonging career

Lasith Malinga approaches Zaheer Khan for help in prolonging career

Lasith Malinga, who will lead Sri Lanka cricket team in the fourth ODI against Indian cricket team in Colombo, and Zaheer Khan were teammates at Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.(Getty Images) Sri Lanka cricket team pace spearhead Lasith Malinga has laboured for wickets since his international comeback after a year-and-a-half, and former India cricket team pacer Zaheer Khan is among those he has turned to for inputs. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped players across nationalities bond, and two have played for Mumbai Indians. Malinga, who turned 34 on…

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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

 There are two words that can rock people with regret. Just ask them about their “student loans.” Then watch their faces. They will wince as they disclose how much education debt they’re carrying. Politicians have been promising to fix the growing loan crisis for years, but outstanding student debt has now mushroomed to $1.4 trillion. Meanwhile, a college degree has become out of reach for so many — unless they’re willing to go deep into debt. But Steve Klinsky, founder and chief executive of the private equity firm New Mountain…

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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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Kroton sees no relief in Brazil distance-learning defaults

Kroton sees no relief in Brazil distance-learning defaults

  SAO PAULO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The number of Brazilian distance-learning students in arrears on their tuition fees or loans is not showing signs of abating yet, reflecting record unemployment and declining household income, executives at Kroton Educacional SA said on Friday. However, defaults in the campus-learning segment are showing signs of improvement, executives led by Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo Galindo said during a conference call to discuss second-quarter results. Profit at Kroton, Brazil’s largest for-profit education firm, came in at 644.9 million reais ($203.1 million), beating forecasts. (Reporting…

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LoC Schools Closed After Pakistan Shelling Reopened In Rajouri

LoC Schools Closed After Pakistan Shelling Reopened In Rajouri

658 schools along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector reopened today after remaining closed for a week following cross-border shelling by Pakistan. Authorities had closed 67l schools in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on August 5 for safety and security of students in view of heavy and indiscriminate shelling. Thirteen schools in vulnerable areas would remain closed till further orders, officials said. Deputy Commissioner (Rajouri) Shahid Iqbal Choudhary had ordered reopening of the schools in the sector from today on the recommendation of the chief…

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English schools excluded 700 children for sexual misconduct in past four years

English schools excluded 700 children for sexual misconduct in past four years

Hundreds of children, including some as young as five, are being expelled or temporarily excluded from school for sexual misconduct including abuse, assault, harassment and watching pornography, according to new figures. The research reveals that pupils are being disciplined for a wide range of incidents described as sexual misconduct, including bullying and “lewd” behaviour, as well as sharing indecent images on social media. Figures obtained via a freedom of information request by the Press Association from 15 local authorities found 754 children had been expelled or temporarily excluded from school…

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Medical Admissions: 50% of Seats in Deemed Institutes of Maharashtra Are Vacant

Medical Admissions: 50% of Seats in Deemed Institutes of Maharashtra Are Vacant

Maharashtra medical institutes are not happy with the response they have received in the first round of seat allotment. The allotment was carried by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) and they have not been able to fill up seats. Medical and Dental aspirants are claiming the seats allotted to them in various institutes of Maharashtra, but few colleges are worried as not enough students are taking admissions. 50% of seats in deemed institutes of Maharashtra are vacant. Deemed institutes expect the seats to fill up in the second counselling….

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Qlik academic programme to cover 50 education institutions in India

Qlik academic programme to cover 50 education institutions in India

Data analytics company Qlik, has announced the expansion of the Qlik academic programme to cover 50 education institutions across 25 cities in India. Under this programme, more Universities will be able to teach marketable data literacy and analytical skills to students along with  their academic discipline. The Qlik Academic programme is open to accredited university-level institutions globally including profit and non-profit colleges alike. To name a few,it include education institutions like IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, SP Jain School of Global Management, NIT Karnataka, NMIMS Mumbai, SCMHRD, Xavier Institute of Management…

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Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Even as medical and dental aspirants in Maharashtra are claiming the seats allotted to them, some colleges are worried as not enough students are taking admission. Many deemed (autonomous) institutes are not happy with the response they have received in the first round of seat allotment done by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) as they’ve not been able to fill many seats. “Till 2015, we conducted admissions on the institute level and never had enough seats left for a third round. This year the response for the first…

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