As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

Richard Bouhet/ AFP Higher education contributes to unprecedented student loan debt challenges in both developed and developing countries. College costs are rapidly rising, and student loan debts have reached disquieting record levels for both graduates and governments. Most recent college graduates are burdened with heavy loan debt for years, with many delinquent on repayment. In the United States, for example, some 7 million borrowers, or 14%, are in default, having gone at least a year without a payment on their federal student loans. One in four European Union citizens who…

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India Ranks Low on the Healthcare Index and Fails to Achieve Goals

India Ranks Low on the Healthcare Index and Fails to Achieve Goals

According to the latest Global Burden of Disease study published in the renowned journal Lancet, India has shown poor performance in terms of quality, availability and access to healthcare facilities. It currently ranks at 154 out of 195 countries on the healthcare index that is way below countries like China, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The study indicates that despite a boost in socio-economic development, India has failed to achieve its healthcare goals and the gap between the predicted and the actual score has only been widening over the last 25 years….

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The Most Popular Games on Facebook Right Now

The Most Popular Games on Facebook Right Now

Games are a big part of Facebook, but have you ever wondered which of the the social media platform’s universally recognized games are the most popular and – consequently – the most financially successful for their creators? Some of the contenders in the list of most popular ever Facebook games are obvious – others might surprise you. Candy Crush If you have a Facebook account, you’re probably already familiar with Candy Crush.  Even if you’ve managed to avoid playing the game yourself, it’s impossible to not notice how loved the…

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Why Men Stalk Women? You Could Blame it on Their Heart Rate

Why Men Stalk Women? You Could Blame it on Their Heart Rate

Stalking is a problem that unfortunately most women have experienced at least in some point in their lives. Several movies, TV series and documentaries have narrated horrific incidences of stalking to bring to light the seriousness of the issue. While such a behaviour is believed to be a psychological problem, a recent study now draws link to the heart rate of men. According to researchers at the Sam Houston State University in Texas, US, men with low resting heart rate were at significantly greater risk of engaging in a variety of…

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Polk education officials urge veto on ‘hurtful’ budget

Polk education officials urge veto on ‘hurtful’ budget

Polk County school officials called the Florida Legislature’s budget “hurtful,” “unconscionable” and “impossible for us to afford services for our schools to operate properly.” BARTOW — Polk County school officials called the Florida Legislature’s budget “hurtful,” “unconscionable” and “impossible for us to afford services for our schools to operate properly.” Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd issued a statement late Monday evening just hours after the Legislature passed its $82.4 billion budget, which is now on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. “I’m appealing to the public like never before to understand…

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Push to pin health care vote on vulnerable Republicans begins

Push to pin health care vote on vulnerable Republicans begins

President Donald Trump speaks while flanked by House Republicans after they passed legislation last week aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare. (CNN)It didn’t take long for advocacy groups to attack swing-district Republicans who voted for the American Health Care Act, the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. One such group, Save My Care, is set to launch a six-figure ad campaign Monday targeting 24 Republicans who voted “yes” on the bill, which narrowly passed the House last week. The campaign will be a mix of digital and television ads in…

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House To Vote On GOP Health Care Bill Thursday With Leadership Sure Of Support

House To Vote On GOP Health Care Bill Thursday With Leadership Sure Of Support

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, seen walking to the House chamber on Wednesday, says he has the votes needed to pass the GOP health care bill on Thursday. House Republicans are bringing their health care bill back for a vote on Thursday. The American Health Care Act was pulled from the House floor just minutes before an expected vote in March, which was seen as a stark failure of Republicans on a key campaign promise. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday evening that they are confident in having enough…

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ISRO to Launch South Asian Satellite on Friday; PM Modi Lists Benefits

ISRO to Launch South Asian Satellite on Friday; PM Modi Lists Benefits

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the ‘South Asia Satellite’ to be launched by India on May 5, will go a long way in addressing the region’s economic and developmental priorities. “The capacities of this satellite and the facilities it provides will go a long way in addressing South Asia’s economic and developmental priorities,” the Prime Minister said in his radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’. “Natural resources mapping, tele medicine, the field of education, deeper IT connectivity or fostering people-to-people contact – this satellite will prove to…

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Hong Kong surgeon saves Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career after knee surgery on Manchester United star

Hong Kong surgeon saves Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career after knee surgery on Manchester United star

Hong Kong-raised orthopaedic expert Dr Freddie Fu has saved the career of Manchester United superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the player’s agent said on Tuesday. The Swede, who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for United on April 21, underwent successful surgery under Fu and another doctor in Philadelphia, said Mino Raiola, and will be back in action as soon as possible. With Ibrahimovic 35 years old, there were fears that the injury could end his storied career. “Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful knee surgery. He will make a full recovery…

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Wenger on worst away losing run of Arsenal career

Wenger on worst away losing run of Arsenal career

For the first time since Arsene Wenger became the club’s manager 21 years ago, the Gunners have lost four consecutive away league matches Arsenal were already having a rough season away from the Emirates Stadium, but Arsene Wenger’s side hit rock bottom on Monday night against Crystal Palace. REPORT: Palace thrash abject Arsenal The Gunners were handed a 3-0 defeat at Selhurst Park, marking their fourth straight away loss in the Premier League to slip further behind in the race for a top-four finish The four-match away losing streak is the worst for…

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