Yoenis Cespedes Says He’d Like to Finish His MLB Career with Oakland Athletics

Yoenis Cespedes Says He’d Like to Finish His MLB Career with Oakland Athletics

In a dream world, Yoenis Cespedes would like to finish his Major League Baseball career with the Oakland Athletics. Prior to the start of the New York Mets’ three-game set with the A’s, Cespedes told the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Susan Slusser it would be a “dream” to bookend his career with stints in the Bay Area. “I wish that happens,” he said. “I told [pitcher Jerry] Blevins, ‘I don’t know how many years I’m going to play, but I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland.’ I don’t know if that’s possible or…

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Norms don’t give flexibility for recruitment, says AIIMS Rishikesh director Prof Ravi Kant

Norms don’t give flexibility for recruitment, says AIIMS Rishikesh director Prof Ravi Kant

STALLED construction work and lack of flexibility in recruitment norms are the main reasons why there’s still some way to go before AIIMS Rishikesh becomes a preferred destination for the people of Uttarakhand, according to Prof Ravi Kant, who took charge as the institute’s director on April 15. Excerpts from an interview with The Indian Express: Many posts for doctors and faculty are vacant in AIIMS, Rishikesh. How do you plan to resolve this situation? There are certain bottlenecks… Had this been a private hospital, I would have got the…

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Retirement? Serena taking career day to day, says Mouratoglou

Retirement? Serena taking career day to day, says Mouratoglou

Is the sun setting on Serena Williams’ illustrious and trophy-laden career? Coach Patrick Mouratoglou said the 23-time grand slam champion is taking things day by day as she contemplates retirement. At 35 years of age and with her first baby on the way in September, the clock is ticking for former world number one Williams, who holds the Open Era record for slams. Williams has achieved it all – seven Australian Opens, as many Wimbledon titles, six US Opens and three French Open trophies, not to mention her 14 major doubles honours. However,…

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Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

Board of education chairman says subject is debatable, controversial and too complicated for students The secular opposition has long argued that the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is pursuing a covert Islamist agenda contrary to the republic’s founding values. Photograph: AP 8,796 aheen and Gözde Hatunoğlu in Istanbul Friday 23 June 2017 06.00 BSTLast modified on Friday 23 June 2017 07.04 BST Evolution will no longer be taught in Turkish schools, a senior education official has said, in a move likely to raise the ire of the country’s secular opposition. Alpaslan Durmuş, who…

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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

In a bid to promote affordable education, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the government aims to offer about 2,000 online courses within one year through ‘Swayam’ — an indigenously developed platform. “Currently, 380 courses are offered through this platform and this will be enhanced to 2,000 courses in one year,” he said after the inauguration of a week-long Teachers Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here. About 60,000 students have already completed their courses through this affordable platform launched last year. It makes knowledge available…

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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday. The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple of months to the existing 232 programmes of 60 areas currently being offered by the university. “There is wrong perception among the people that distance learning is an alternative way of learning. But it is a parallel method of conventional learning. The open…

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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday. The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple of months to the existing 232 programmes of 60 areas currently being offered by the university. “There is wrong perception among the people that distance learning is an alternative way of learning. But it is a parallel method of conventional learning. The open…

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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday. The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple of months to the existing 232 programmes of 60 areas currently being offered by the university. “There is wrong perception among the people that distance learning is an alternative way of learning. But it is a parallel method of conventional learning. The open…

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Waiver is not an option for education loans,says Meghwal

Waiver is not an option for education loans,says Meghwal

CHENNAI, FEBRUARY 17:   Waiver of education loan is not an option. If somebody gets the loan, he should have the capacity to repay, said Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs. A participant in an interactive session with the Minister and bankers on education loan organised by Education Loan Task Force (ELTF) said that if a person is unable to repay, educational loan should be waived. Responding to it, Meghwal said, “That’s not the question in Narendra Modi’s time. He [Modi] wants that you get a…

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Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

New Delhi: To enable institutions of higher education in the country achieve financial autonomy, fund more research and improve infrastructure, the Union government on Thursday signed an agreement with Canara Bank to set up a non-banking financial company (NBFC). Called the Higher Education Finance Agency (HEFA), the joint venture between the human resource development (HRD) ministry and the bank will start lending to institutions from May-June. “This the beginning of a new initiative to address the growing demand of finance for the higher education sector,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said….

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