Educational disparity in the playground

I saw the “privileged few” on Monday. Picture the scene: a beautiful sunny day in a village, near Northampton, all the primary school children ran the Race for Life for Cancer Research. Having only a small playground, they were allowed to run on the extensive playing fields of the private school opposite, while their children played cricket and rounders. I am afraid that my afternoon was somewhat spoilt by the contrast. No losing of valuable teachers and school lunches for them! Well done, everyone. Marilyn Turner Crewe, Cheshire • In 1937…

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Travel diaries: The cities where you can find luxury, for less

Istanbul, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam have been identified as some of the international destinations where travellers can sleep like a king, on a pauper’s budget. After crunching the numbers from 2016, online booking site Hotels.com has come up with a list of the destinations where travelers can find luxury for less. That is, stay in five-star hotels for $150 (approx Rs 10,000) or less. Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) and Old Town Tower, the most beautiful bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. (Shutterstock) A scan of the top…

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Some Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will be faster than the Frontier Edition

When AMD announced the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition at its hardware-packed Financial Analyst Day earlier this week, enthusiasts around the world groaned—because Frontier Edition, the first graphics card based on the hotly anticipated Vega architecture, is built for “data scientists, immersion engineers, and product designers” rather than gamers. So the question on everybody’s lips during a Thursday night Reddit AMA with Radeon chief Raja Koduri was obvious: Where’s Vega for gamers? Koduri’s PR handlers said right up front that “As a publicly-traded company in the US… we can’t legally discuss…

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How to find the best credit card for summer travel

Scoring the best credit card for travel perks could help make or break your summer getaway. A new report from WalletHub found which credit cards offer the best benefits for travelers. Among their top picks: the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard. This card has an annual fee of $89, which is waived in the first year, and no foreign transaction fees. To get the best deal on a travel card, look at the signing bonuses offered, annual fees, and foreign transaction fees. For example, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card…

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Features Of The Data Recovery Software

On a computer device a data recovery software is a must have software. With the help of this software you can recover all the lost data. The reason behind the loss of data could be anything including the attack of the virus, the formatting of the computer, electricity failure etc, but the work of the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free and data recovery software is to scan all the locations of the device and get back all the lost information without much efforts and hassle. There are a number of…

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Paranthas at Shimla’s Coffee House will turn the eatery into a dhaba: Old-timers

The famed Indian Coffee House on The Mall in Shimla will start serving snacks other than south Indian delicacies from Monday. The old-timers are distinctly unhappy. The Coffee House says the change is necessitated by economic reasons. But those who have patronised it for decades say the eatery will soon lose its character. “To our dismay, the Coffee House management has decided to make it a ‘dhaba’ from May 1. Perhaps they are not aware that there are a number of ‘dhabas’ in Shimla,” BD Sharma, a former press secretary…

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How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill. In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then they clicked on Google Docs, a writing program, and began composing essays. Looking up from her laptop, Masuma Khan, then 11 years old, said her essay explored how schooling in ancient Athens differed from her own. “Back then, they had wooden tablets and…

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From Colmar to Prague: 5 cities to visit for the best of the European spring

From chocolate egg hunts to Easter farmer’s markets, Europe offers picture postcard perfect destinations that explode in a kaleidoscope of colours during the annual miracle that is spring. From chocolate egg hunts to Easter farmer’s markets, Europe offers picture postcard perfect destinations that explode in a kaleidoscope of colours during the annual miracle that is spring. For travellers looking for a long weekend getaway that showcases the best of spring, Brussels-based outfit European Best Destinations, which works to promote culture and tourism on the continent, has released a list of…

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The pictures on this Instagram page will inspire you to travel by train again

Indian Railways — one of the world’s largest railway systems that runs over 12,500 trains every day — is more than just the country’s transport lifeline. For the 23 million passengers who use it daily, it is almost a way of life — with a unique charm and special rhythm of its own. Capturing the nostalgia associated with the train travel in India is a crowd-sourced community page on Instagram titled Window Seat Project which has been ruling the social media platform for quite some time now. The pictures and…

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New WhatsApp Update Allows You to Pin Favourite Chats to the Top

Reports of WhatsApp testing new features surface online every other work to add more functionalities to the popular messaging app, and a new report suggests it is about to get a new pinning feature. The new WhatsApp update for Android beta users allows them to pin conversations with the most commonly-contacted friends on top of the Chats tab. In beta phase right now, the new WhatsApp pinning feature is expected to roll out to the public soon with an update for the stable version of the app. How to get…

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