Top Education Department official resigns

The head of the Education Department’s student financial aid office has resigned after more than seven years on the job following an apparent dispute with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over his scheduled testimony before the House Oversight Committee. James Runcie, chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, “submitted his resignation to the department last night,” effective immediately, the agency said in a news release. Runcie had been slated to testify on Thursday before the House Oversight Committee regarding the department’s rising improper payment rate for federal student…

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Goa India’s most preferred travel destination; Manali, Shimla in top 10: Report

Be it winter or summer, Indians do not seem to get enough of Goa. A new Google India report released on Wednesday shows that Goa remains the most preferred destination within the country. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands witnessed a boom in popularity with 39.8% year-on-year growth. Hill stations like Manali, Shimla and Ooty also made it to the top 10 destinations list, according to the report based on searches conducted by Indians between February and April 2017. Hill stations like Manali, Shimla and Ooty also made it to the…

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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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Research and training top the agenda in Australian state visit to India

In his first trip to the country since he entered office, Malcolm Turnbull was accompanied by Australian education minister, Simon Birmingham, who led a delegation of 120 representatives from Australian universities, industry and training institutions. Turnbull said in a speech that in the fields of education, training, science and innovation, “our dynamic and growing knowledge partnership can be truly transformative.” “We will continue to ensure that we provide outstanding opportunities for Indian students,” he said. “And also that Australian students learn more about India by visiting and studying here including through…

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Top 5 Unusual Things You Can Do With Modern Drones

Drones have been primarily used for military and recreational purposes alike, but some people have stepped that game up to use drones for purposes that may be more unusual to others. Now that drones are quickly gaining ground where popularity and awesome developments are concerned, there are more uses for them than simply just flying around and taking pictures and videos. And today we’re going to show you some of the most unusual ones. #1: Delivering Food Straight to Your Front Door If you’ve never heard of the German company…

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Top 7 Careers to Explore with a Masters in Finance Degree

If you are working within any branch of the financial sector, you may be entertaining the thought of getting a master in finance online degree. You have been told that an advanced degree will open more doors to you, but what can an MSF degree from a school like Northeastern University really do for you? What career options are open and what types of jobs would be open to you? Here are the top seven careers you could explore once you have that online finance degree in finance in hand. 1….

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The Top Foods That Visitors to Australia Will Absolutely Love Trying

There are many fabulous reasons for visiting Australia but did you know that the cuisine is one one of them? In the past, this country perhaps didn’t have a stellar reputation in terms of its food. However, these days there are plenty of tasty treats waiting for you Down Under. The Classic Treats There are some classic foods that are commonly associated with Australia that you definitely have to try at some point. You simply can’t travel to this country and not try things like vegemite, meat pies and chiko…

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Rio and São Paulo states’ top 10 budget beach hotels and B&Bs

The coast of the adjoining states Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is one of the finest in Brazil, dotted with small tropical islands, beautiful bays, wonderful golden sandy beaches, and backed by mountains covered with virgin Atlantic rain forest. Most of it is still unknown to international tourists, yet this is where residents of Rio and São Paulo (Brazil’s two largest cities, with a joint population of over 30 million) come to relax, party and feel that tropical paradise vibe. It’s not the cheapest part of Brazil, but these…

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Saudi Schools Top 2016 U.S. News Arab Region Universities Rankings

The Middle East and North Africa region has one of the most youthful populations in the world. More than half – 55 percent – of the region’s populace is younger than 24, according to a July 2015 report from the Brookings Doha Center, a Qatar branch of a U.S.-based public policy think tank. As these youth contemplate their future, they may turn to the region’s hundreds of colleges and universities. To help prospective university students, as well as parents, policymakers and employers, compare higher education institutions across the region, U.S. News has launched its 2016 Best Arab Region Universities rankings. The…

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University admissions officers reveal the top 10 qualities they look for in students’ applications

Almost all university admissions officers say they actively consider a student’s likelihood to complete their degree when deciding to offer them a place or not – an eight per cent increase on last year. According to this year’s University Admissions Officers Report, students applying to university through Clearing or Adjustment must be prepared to demonstrate their commitment to their chosen course. With 99 per cent of officers assessing how likely students will finish their studies, nine in ten said they look for evidence of a student’s passion for their chosen…

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