Verizon gives discounts to emergency first responders with unlimited plans

Verizon introduces new discounts for those heroes of our local communities. State and city police, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers, and Fire department as well will all be eligible for Verizon discounts on their personal service accounts. Volunteers, current employees, and retirees will all be eligible. Those who qualify will get $15 off a single line of service per month, $35 for two lines, and $40 for three or more lines will be discounted per month. If you’d like to request the discount, you can log into your My Verizon…

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Jio Oppo Monsoon Offer: Jio’s New Offer Gives Users Benefits Worth Up to Rs. 4,900

HIGHLIGHTS Jio Oppo Monsoon offer is applicable between June 28 and September 25 Offer is valid only on Jio 198 and Jio 299 prepaid recharges All new 4G Oppo phones, except the Realme 1, are eligible Jio has announced a new offer for those buying an Oppo smartphone. Under the brand new Jio Oppo Monsoon offer, the telco is offering benefits worth “up to Rs. 4,900” though you may have to wait a long, long time for most of those benefits to get realised. The offer is being extended to both new and…

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Dashcam footage of Kishtwar-Killar ‘The Cliffhanger’ highway gives us the chills

The Kishtwar-Killar road, also known as The Cliffhanger, is a frighteningly high mountain trail in the eastern part of Kishtwar district of Jammu. With a length of 114 kms, the Kishtwar-Killar stretch is a really narrow, winding road that is said to be one of the most dangerous in the world. Here is a dash-cam footage from a vehicle that has trodden on this stretch in the recent past. As can be clearly seen in the video, it’s a tar-less narrow stretch with a great gorge on one side and…

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Best Buy Center Gives Wisconsin Teens Access to Technology

 Best Buy’s Teen Tech Center at Minneapolis Central Library is serving underprivileged youth by providing them with hands-on access to technology. About 300 teens are active members in the free program, Minnesota Public Radio reported . The program provides teens with computer software and equipment that they can use to learn new skills and make things. Available technology includes virtual reality headsets, a green screen and a soundproofing recording studio. Kiara Raquel launched her natural skin care line last year. The 18-year-old uses the center’s resources to help grow her business, Venus…

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New effort to reform early education gives some a sense of deja vu

The line behind the microphone snaked down the aisle, as two dozen people stepped up to advocate for their slice of the early childhood education pie. Several members of the local education workers union argued for collective bargaining rights for child care workers. A representative from the research policy center Zero to Three spoke up “on behalf of the near 1.5 million infants and toddlers in California,” while someone from First 5 LA mentioned the need for more transitional kindergarten opportunities for four-year-olds. It was the second public hearing of California’s…

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PG Medical admissions: HC gives split verdict on incentive marks for govt docs

The Madras High Court on Wednesday gave a split verdict on a plea for fixing norms for according incentive marks to in-service government doctors for admission to the post-graduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu. The Madras High Court on Wednesday gave a split verdict on a plea for fixing norms for according incentive marks to in-service government doctors for admission to the post-graduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu. While one judge of the bench held the state’s methodology for giving incentive marks to the in-service candidates as ‘not in conflict’…

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Private school gives pupils a boost worth two extra years of education, research shows

The Durham University study suggests that the attainment gap is larger than previously thought Independent school fees average around £12,000 a year for day pupils and £30,000 for boarders. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Independently-educated pupils receive a boost equivalent to two years of extra schooling over state school pupils even after adjusting for social and economic bias, according to new research. The study by Durham University – the most sophisticated of its type to date – found that independent school pupils in England gained an advantage worth nearly two-thirds of…

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