Don’t dance on the road! 11 things you should not do in Dubai

Dubai is considered one of the most lenient and multi-ethnic places in UAE, but you do need to conduct yourself in a certain way. What is considered OK in your home country may be a punishable offence in Dubai. So it’s a good idea to be aware of the rules and regulations before travelling there. Here is a list of things to watch out for: 1. Drinking in public There are strict dos and don’ts that you must follow when in Dubai. (Shutterstock) Foreign nationals can drink alcohol in the house…

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4 Reasons Freelancers and the Self Employed Should Consider Individual 401k Plans

“Save your money. You’re going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.” — Michael Caine If you’re self-employed and trying to boost your retirement savings, Solo 401(k) plans are a potential option. Solo 401(k) plans are qualified retirement plans for self-employed professionals and business owners with no employees other than a spouse. These plans have gained popularity because of investor-friendly features and higher contribution limits than traditional retirement accounts. The biggest limitation on a Solo 401(k) plan is its eligibility criteria. You must have some…

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UTCs should offer 16 to 19 education, report urges

  Colleges FE Vocational studies University technical colleges should be used in part to deliver the new T level qualifications, according to think tank IPPR. The University technical colleges programme should be “repurposed” to deliver specialist technical provision to students aged 16 to 19, a new report has recommended. According to the Transition at 14 report, published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) today, both UTCs and studio schools are failing to recruit sufficient numbers of pupils; attract pupils with a broad mix of backgrounds and abilities; deliver a broad and…

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Charming treehouses in India you should definitely stay in

Photo courtesy: Tree House Hideaway, BandhavgarhImagine resting in a hideaway perched amidst tree branches, waking up to the chirping of birds and walking into the lush forests as you step out of your room. If the whole idea is to escape your routine and have a change of scene, then there’s really nothing quite like spending a weekend in a treehouse. And you don’t even have to venture far into the forested hinterland to find one. 1 Resort HOTELS, JAIPUR The Tree House Resort, Jaipur An hour’s drive out of…

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What education policies should the parties put in their election manifestos

Ross Sargent, parent and governor, early years centre, Cambridgeshire All the evidence suggests the more funding the better at the early years stages, and that represents the greatest return on investment. So the first thing has to be a promise not to cut in early years. I would love to see the people who are genuinely experts in education in charge of what goes into our kids’ education – it doesn’t feel that way now – and the focus placed on the importance of teachers so they have the time…

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Private or Corporate Limo Services- What You Should Use?

Nowadays limo hire services are more preferred over other taxi services because of their luxury, grandeur, comfort and cost-effective prices. There is nothing that can be compared with a limo hire service where a well dressed chauffeur arrives to pick you up and drop you to your destination and in the meantime you are enjoying your favorite drink or hanging out with your beloved, friends or wrapping up your work for the final presentation or discussing an important deal with potential clients while en route the city. Not many people…

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The Main Reasons Why Adults Should Consider Taking an Online Course

Has it been a while since you last set foot in a classroom or attended a lecture? If so, the way students study has changed and more mature students are deciding to study online. It may take some time to adapt to this new way of learning, but there are many good reasons why more adults than ever are turning to the internet to gain newknowledge or learn a new skill. Below are some of the main reasons why this is happening. It Improves Your Career Prospects It’s never too…

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Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests

Graduates who move overseas and fail to repay their student loans after their studies should be arrested, suggests an education expert who has authored a report on what the UK can learn from New Zealand’s higher education sector. Sam Cannicott, former Regent’s University London employee who now works for Statistics New Zealand, described how New Zealand’s “no-nonsense approach” to collecting student loan repayments from graduates overseas highlights the “timidity of the steps taken in the UK.” He said: “Former students who fail to make repayments face arrest at the New Zealand border, which…

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The launch of the new technology should never be boring

They should always be a few surprises If you are serious to attract as much attention as possible to the launch of your new technology you should do everything possible to do something unusual during the eventual release process. There are a very large amount of interesting things which could be used such as a video which has been specifically produced for use with your new technology. Another strategy which could really help to boost interest in your technology will be awell-researched survey that is providing emphatic proof that your…

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Should we scrap Ofsted? The pros, cons and alternatives

The inspectorate has been widely criticised for demoralising teachers and stagnating school improvement. Is it time to ditch the watchdog? What else might work? Professor John Macbeth from the University of Cambridge: ‘Ofsted focuses primarily on maths and English… They marginalise other creative aspects of school life…’ Photograph: Alamy “Scrapping Ofsted would leave us with a fragmented system” Dr Melanie Ehren, reader in educational accountability and improvement, UCL Institute of Education Many teachers and headteachers feel that Ofsted does more harm than good: “overhauling Ofsted” and “abolishing the watchdog” have…

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