Upcoming mobiles from HTC in 2016

HTC the Taiwanese tech company is set to roll out big in this year. With its feature phones, excellent designs HTC has always fascinated youth in some or the other way, not long ago it launched a phone which had 13 MP back and 13 MP front camera, that too particularly in India. The phone made waves, and it was just something perfect for selfie lovers.      The company has always managed to send some new and exciting phones in every 3 months to the market. Last month rumors said…

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Microsoft may unveil interactive Live Tiles at Build 2016

Microsoft will be holding its Build developers conference from March 30, and on April 1, the company is holding a session called “What’s new for Tiles and Toast Notifications.” According to the description of the session, “Notifications are an essential tool for engaging with your customers on Windows. We are building on the foundation of Action Center to give developers greatly increased flexibility in Adaptive Toasts. We will introduce a powerful API that enables a new class of apps to plug into the Notification pipeline and provide innovative experiences for…

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ONYX to bring Mosaic brand to Hong Kong in late 2016

International hospitality provider ONYX Hospitality Group has announced a new management agreement for a project in Hong Kong, paving the way for the first Mosaic Collection property in this dynamic city. Located at 108 Soy Street in Mongkok, Hotel 108 will be surrounded by a variety of hip and trendy dining and entertainment options. Mongkok is a major hub in the Asia’s world city that blends the taste of local life with tourism, bringing together some of the most noteworthy spots – the local street food heaven at Dundas Street;…

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Budget 2016: School days to become longer as all schools forced to become academies

Moves to force every English state school to leave council control and become an academy within six years will be set out by George Osborne in a Budget designed to “put the next generation first”. The Chancellor will also announce an initiative to enable thousands of head teachers to scrap schools’ traditional “home time” of 3.30pm and stay open longer. He is expected to present a cautious Budget package because of the growing strains on the public finances, but he is also determined to show ministers retain a zeal for…

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Cunard Announces Grammy Award Artist Gregory Porter to Headline 2016 Blue Note “Jazz at Sea” Transatlantic Crossing

On the heels of Queen Mary 2’s first-ever “Jazz at Sea” Transatlantic Crossing with Blue Note Records, Cunard has announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Gregory Porter, will be headlining the third Blue Note jazz-themed Transatlantic Crossing on October 25, 2016. Porter delighted fans with his powerhouse performances in the Royal Court Theatre during the first, October 29 Jazz at Sea Crossing. During the voyage, Porter spoke about Queen Mary 2’s intimate venues and about how the rhythm of water inspires his music. Described by The New York Times…

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Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 Conference Set for March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale

Seatrade Cruise Global has announced the 2016 Conference program details which will offer attendees a comprehensive roster of panel discussions and workshops featuring experts, leaders and thought-makers. Registration is open to attendees at a reduced rate through the Early Bird Discount available until 31 January 2016. “As the cruise industry’s premier global event, we are excited to share the first details of our 2016 conference program,” shared Robyn Duda, Portfolio Director for Seatrade Cruise Global. “We have crafted the 2016 program to be more innovative than ever with technical workshops…

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2016 Sony World Photography Awards provide snapshot of world’s diverse cultures

Gangasagar Fair … devotees worshipping the sun just after their bath. Picture: Abhijit Banerjee/2016 Sony World Photography Awards FROM Hindus bathing in Bengal to Tibetan monks wrapped in rich red capes sprinkled with snow flakes and kids riding reindeers in Mongolia, this year’s entries in the Sony World Photo awards provide the ultimate snapshot of the world’s diverse cultures and traditions. There is a strong sense of empathy in the entries, many of which are centred around the major news stories of 2015 including the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine…

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Guardian University Awards 2016

Universities enter the awards to flag up achievements to the higher education sector and the Guardian’s vast readership in the UK and across the world Tuesday 13 October 2015 11.40 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 16 February 201616.02 GMT How does a university stand out from the crowd? In a fast-growing sector with rising student numbers, expanding campuses and noisy social media, every university needs a surefire way to raise its profile. And that’s where the Guardian University Awards come in. Winning an award highlights your achievements to the Guardian website’s 8 million…

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2016 funding for Italy’s PON scheme still unconfirmed

ELT providers in the UK are waiting anxiously to find out if funding for Italy’s PON scheme, which provides group scholarships for language study abroad in Europe, will be released this year. This, along with the programme’s challenges and opportunities, was a hot topic of discussion among providers in London this week. Jimmy Hordon, Target English International, outlined some of the opportunities and challenges of the PON scheme. Photo: The PIE News. Beckie graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Japanese, during which she lived in Kyoto…

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Register Now for July 2016 ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs Workshop in DC

Registration is now open for the July 2016 ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs, a two-day workshop that focuses on the chair not only as a unit leader, but also as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission. The Academy will be held July 20-21, 2016 at ACE’s offices in Washington, DC, and is open to department chairs, division heads, program directors and unit leaders. The Academy seeks to equip leaders with the expertise to successfully manage a broad range of issues in the changing higher…

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