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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July Online Recruitment Activity Registers 13% Growth Over Last Year: Report

July Online Recruitment Activity Registers 13% Growth Over Last Year: Report

Image for representation only. New Delhi: Online recruitment activities in the month of July registered the highest year-on-year growth rate of 13 percent, a report said in New Delhi on Friday. According to the Monster Employment Index, the banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI) sectors continued to exhibit long-term growth chart with a 43 per cent rise over last year. However, demand in the sector moved up by a marginal one per cent month-on-month during the period under review. The report said the consumer goods, FMCG, food and packaged food sector…

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How To Make A Successful Career Pivot Over The Age Of 40

How To Make A Successful Career Pivot Over The Age Of 40

Rebecca Bosl Career Strategist and Executive Resume Writer at www.dreamlifeteam.com. Stunning, top-tier resumes that land offers in as little as 4 weeks. Shutterstock Feeling the need to transition to a new career after age 40?  You’re not alone. While you can make a career change and leave one path to go on a completely different and divergent one, a career pivot is a bit less dramatic. In a career change, you’re often starting all over from scratch, whereas a career pivot is when you leave one path to join a parallel path. To successfully execute…

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J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

J&K: Educational institutes shut after protests over killing of LeT leader Abu Dujana

All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said.  Clashes broke out in many parts of the Valley following killing of two LeT militants, including Dujana, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning. (Photo: Habib Naqash/DC) Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday suspended class work in all educational institutions across Kashmir in the wake of protests after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana in an encounter with security forces. All schools, colleges and universities have been closed for the day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer…

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Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

The education department’s decision to ban colleges from offering integrated courses from June 2018 has evoked mixed reactions from experts and coaching classes. While some lauded the move saying it would put an end to the ‘unhealthy’ nexus between colleges and coaching classes, others said compulsory attendance in colleges will add to the students’ stress. However, a few activists pointed out that the ban alone was insufficient and the decision must be backed with long-term solutions. “Integrated courses are illegal. Why should the government wait till next year to end…

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Coaching institutes in Chandigarh fight over JEE Advanced-2017 topper Sarvesh Mehtani

Coaching institutes in Chandigarh fight over JEE Advanced-2017 topper Sarvesh Mehtani

district court has issued notice to city-based Sri Chaitanya Educational Institute for allegedly taking claim for the success of students, including JEE Advanced-2017 topper Sarvesh Mehtani, enrolled with its competitor Petitioner Lakshya Institute has also accused Sri Chaitanya institute of using its trademark. The court had sought the coaching institute’s reply by June 16. “Sarvesh has been studying in Lakshya for the past four years,” said Amandeep, centre manager of its local branch. “After the JEE exam, four of our teachers had joined Chaitanya. On this pretext, it is taking…

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Why Take Online Courses Over the Summer

Why Take Online Courses Over the Summer

After all the exams, essays, class projects, and lectures, the last thing you want to be concerned with is taking a class over the summer. Seriously! Summer is for sunny weather, sandy beaches, top-down car drives, and rocked out concerts. But before you leave all the summer classes to the nerds and bookworms, think again. Free time is always in high demand but giving up a few minutes each day over the summercould translate into being ahead of the class when the fall semester rolls in. When I was an…

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Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

With 982 students failing the Class-12 board exams and 1,790 out of a total 10,742 getting compartments this year, city government schools were still able to witness a rise of 6.41% in the pass percentage compared to last year. Going by the individual results compiled by the district education office (DEO), out of 39 Government Model Senior Secondary Schools, 29 performed better than last year, which helped the overall result to improve from 68.31% pass percentage in 2016 to 74.72% in 2017. Also, only 341 of them had managed to…

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