Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Nearly a month after teachers of the Sinhgad Institutes called off their “non co-operation” strike to protest the non-payment of salaries, the protest reared its head again. “The management of Sinhgad Institutes, which had promised to clear salary dues of over a year towards teachers, failed to meet their promise of payment by January 24,” a group of striking teachers said on Monday. They have refused to resume lectures “until full payment is received”. Meanwhile, the management has called off its popular festival — Sinhgad Karandak — an annual affair…

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The Loopholes Drug Companies Use to Keep Prices High

The Loopholes Drug Companies Use to Keep Prices High

The retired firefighter, 53, needs Revlimid to stay healthy. Celgene Corp. has raised the price 88 percent over the past seven years. The drug doesn’t have substantial competition from a less expensive generic version, and probably won’t for another eight years. Celgene has worked hard to make sure of that. Drugmakers typically have exclusive rights to sell brand-name medicines for 12 or 13 years. After that, cheaper copycats can hit the market. Celgene and a growing number of other pharmaceutical giants are taking advantage of an array of loopholes to extend the exclusivity period,…

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Online classes, new text help keep Cherokee language alive

Online classes, new text help keep Cherokee language alive

Keeping alive a language and culture that were on the verge of dying is critical, and making Cherokee language classes available online has successfully contributed to the effort, said B.J. Foreman, multi-media director for the Cherokee Nation. The online classes are available to the public free of charge, Foreman said; an internet connection and free online registration at www.cherokee.org is all that is needed to access the classes. The classes can be located by clicking “Language Classes” under “Quick Links” on the left side of the website. As part of…

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7 Things To Keep In Mind While Financing Your Education

7 Things To Keep In Mind While Financing Your Education

If you’re an aspiring graduate, or an experienced professional enrolling into a professional MBA program or higher studies, chances are you might need to fund your university education. It also might be one of the biggest financial decisions you make that will impact your earnings potential and financial goals in the long-term. While securing educational loans has become pretty commonplace with all major financial institutions following standard practices in granting these loans, here are some tips to keep in mind before you sign up for one. Finding funds In India,…

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KEEP TYPEWRITERS CLICKING: INSTITUTES TO GOVERNMENT

KEEP TYPEWRITERS CLICKING: INSTITUTES TO GOVERNMENT

7 lakh students take the typewriting exam every year, an official said Typewriting institutes want govt to continue to offer typewriting exams. A question has crept in the fractional pauses amid the clicketyclack of typewriters at Parel’s Rashtriya Mill Mazdoor Sangh (RMMS) typing institute. Is it time for the 19thcentury invention to go the telegram’s way? As things stand, the institute is running on an extended lease of life. The government first issued a resolution to down its shutters on October 31, 2013 — the year the telegram went dead….

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Distance learning helps to keep Brazil moving forward

Distance learning helps to keep Brazil moving forward

Brazilian rugby is enjoying a new era, and one that extends beyond the boundaries of South America. Until November Brazil had never toured outside of the region but they are now heading off on their travels again, less than four months after their three-week tour of Europe which produced back-to-losses to Germany and a narrow defeat to Portugal, for their second-round encounter against USA in the Americas Rugby Championship. Having seen off Chile on home soil in Sao Paulo, Brazil take on the Eagles in Houston, Texas, on Saturday 11…

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China says hopes language institute can keep playing role in S.Korea

China says hopes language institute can keep playing role in S.Korea

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it hoped the government-funded Confucius Institute could continue to play a role in South Korea after the government there said it had stopped issuing visas for some Chinese teachers. The visa decision comes amid anger in China at the planned deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, which it says is to defend against North Korea, but which China says threatens its security, as its radar could extend into China. China says its Confucius Institutes around the world are established…

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How to keep bears out of schools, explained for Trump’s ed secretary

How to keep bears out of schools, explained for Trump’s ed secretary

If you weren’t watching the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s confirmation hearing for secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos — and the Trump administration-in-waiting sure hopes you weren’t — you missed one of the more disastrous confirmation hearings in recent memory. [New Republic / Graham Vyse] DeVos flubbed questions that were not supposed to be gotcha questions. Asked where she stood on a basic question in education policy — whether students should be tested for proficiency (hitting benchmarks) or for growth (improvement over time) — she … revealed…

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9 ways ambitious women can keep going strong in their career

9 ways ambitious women can keep going strong in their career

When it comes to achieving career goals , momentum is the key for women. With all the responsibilities women have outside the workplace — health, family and children to name a few — it is easy to lose focus. The bottomline, however, is if you are committed to your career advancement goals , you can’t afford to wait for someone to recognize your ambition, take you under their wing and develop you. It’s you who has to do it. So, here are 9 ways by which ambitious women can keep…

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Over 2000 seats vacant in medical schools as infra, cost keep students away

Over 2000 seats vacant in medical schools as infra, cost keep students away

Despite a shortage of institutions offering the MBBS course, as many as 2,078 seats remained vacant in 83 of the country’s 417 private and government medical colleges this year. This is a significant jump from the previous year, when such vacancies stood at a mere 28 seats. A reply from the Medical Council of India (MCI) to an HT application filed under the Right to Information Act revealed that just 56,748 seats of the total 58,826 MBBS seats were filled — leaving as many as 2,078 seats vacant. Read |…

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