Red wine: A premium gift for your peers

Wine, Wineries or wine yards when these words come in front of us the first thing that comes  in mind is the epitome of royalty and class. Wine is a drink that is often considered as the drink of rich. You can’t feel the taste of wine until or unless you know about wine.  Wine is basically a ferment of grapes and is preserved for years to give it that pungent and concentrates taste and smell. There are different types of wines and out of all, the most famous ones…

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Move Your Goods with The Expert Movers

A home is where you feel relax and content. It’s a place where dreams are made and it is the basic need of everyone. A home is built of all the love and connectedness that you give to that place otherwise, it’s just a house. You go anywhere in world be it any five-star hotel or resort but the feeling of relaxation you get in your home is impeccable. There are a lot of things that you do to make a house. You buy things for it. You put all…

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Leaders stress importance of education for society and economy

A high school degree is “no longer the ceiling, but the floor” for an education, a state official told a group of local and state business, education and charity leaders gathered Thursday at the University of Louisiana Lafayette to talk about the importance of secondary education for the future of Louisiana. Presented by One Acadiana, the series of talks by business and education leaders stressed the need for more post-high school education and the importance of supporting an effort in Lafayette to blow past 40 percent of the population having some…

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Here are the basics on the bill to reform how Massachusetts schools are funded

Massachusetts ranks pretty highly when it comes to its education system, but in some ways it is still falling short. That’s where the proposed PROMISE Act comes in. With the State House back in session, lawmakers are reintroducing what would be the biggest overhaul of how public schools are funded in a quarter-century. If passed, the bill could result in more than a billion dollars a year in funding to Bay State schools. However, Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, the lead sponsor of the PROMISE Act, says it “isn’t about providing ‘new’ or ‘extra’ funds.” “It’s…

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EVEN SLIGHTLY EARLY BIRTH LINKED TO LOWER INCOME AND EDUCATION IN ADULTHOOD

LONDON – Even when babies are born “full term,” those who spend fewer weeks in the womb may still be less likely to earn a college degree and get a high-paying job, a large study suggests. In the analysis of 228,030 singleton births in Denmark, infants who were born after only 38 weeks of pregnancy were 15% less likely than those born at 40 weeks to have some education beyond high school or to be among the top earners in the study. “While adults born at 35 to 38 weeks…

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Edtech trends of 2018 that will continue to impact education in 2019

According to a study by KPMG in India and Google in May 2017, Internet and smartphone penetration in India has been growing exponentially, with the number of internet and smartphone users expected to rise to 735 million and 470 million, respectively, by 2021. The rapidly increasing access to technology has transformed the framework of education, especially in the last decade. The dynamic nature of technology development entails drastic changes in the modes of instruction, assessment systems, and even the physical makeup of the classrooms in short intervals of time. Education becomes…

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BCECE 2019 scrapped; admission through JEE, NEET

The Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) has scrapped the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam (BCECE) 2019. From now onwards, the entrance to medical and engineering colleges in the state will be conducted through the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main exams, respectively, both of which are conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). While the NTA is already conducting JEE Main 2019, the NEET UG registrations have been closed. Since JEE Main will be conducted twice a year, the candidates will not have…

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Paul Kaloustian designs Smart Center to bring 21st century education to rural Armenia

Nestled in a bowl at the end of a narrow river valley in the remote northern Armenian province of Lori, the village of Debet is far off the beaten track. So when the low, white outlines of the Children of Armenia Fund’s (COAF) sensuously curved Smart Center come into view, you are momentarily astonished. Rather than having risen from the ground, the light, pavilion-like structure, by Lebanese-Armenian architect Paul Kaloustian, appears to have descended from the skies. ‘I think the locals thought it was a space centre, with secret technologyand hackers,’…

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Bowie legislators to focus on education, housing, horse racing in 2019 General Assembly

Three familiar faces and one new one will represent Bowie this year in the Maryland General Assembly. Education funding, drivers smoking marijuana and regulating property managers are among the issues they’ll pursue in the 2019 General Assembly session. Del. Marvin Holmes, D-District 23B, was reelected along with Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith. D-District 23A. They will be joined in the house by Del. Ron Watson, D-District 23B, who started his career in the General Assembly Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Douglas J.J. Peters will once again represent District 23 across the hall. Watson…

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Higher education 2018: Far from turning the page

Are we turning the page on making some fundamental shifts in the way Indian institutes of higher learning are being equipped to deliver quality education and being granted the freedom to operate? Not quite. In fact, despite all the good intentioned policy announcements, academicians and some of the business leaders involved with the running of some of the institutes argue that there are still a lot of grey areas. First, to the credit of the government, the year saw regulatory framework being put in place to grant graded autonomy to…

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