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Newsweek published this story under the headline “Beijing’s Secret Wish List” on April 31, 1997. In light of recent news involving China’s growing military power, Newsweek is republishing the story. IT WAS JUST ANOTHER WEST COAST FUND-RAISER, THE THIRD in a row that day for Bill Clinton. Guests nibbled on salmon and took turns saying hello to the president of the United States — Read More

Mall Gone: Teavana Tea Stores Are Going Out Of Business

Starbucks announced Thursday that it will close all of its 379 Teavana stores, and most will be gone by spring 2018, making the tea shop the latest victim of the collapse of mall-based retailing. There were clear signs of trouble. In April, Starbucks Chief Financial Officer Scott Maw told investors, “Over the last several years, many mall-based retailers have been Read More

Education as key to national development

PHOTO: Education is in dire straits in Nigeria. More than 10 million children are out of school across the nation. The federal budget always falls short of the requisite 26 per cent recommended by UNESCO for developing nations. It is a well-known fact that “education is power,” but Nigeria continues to treat the subject of education with abject levity. Read More

Trump is donating his second-quarter salary to the Department of Education

President Donald Trump is donating his second-quarter White House salary of $100,000 to the Department of Education, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday. “It’s that time again, as many of you have probably noticed, … for us to announce where the president will be donating his quarterly salary,” Sanders said. “This quarter the president will be donating his salary Read More

Senate Republicans’ approach to health care is bizarre and appalling

Nobody can tell exactly what Senate Republicans are doing with Americans’ health care, largely because they keep lying about it. Five days ago, John McCain called on senators to pay more heed to governors’ words of caution about steep Medicaid cuts. Then he made a dramatic return to the Senate floor, denounced the entire process through which the Senate health care bill Read More

Rihanna meets with French President to talk education for girls

The singer said the meeting was “incredible.” Rihanna met with French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron yesterday (July 26) to talk about global education. The singer is the global ambassador for Global Partnership for Education as well as founder of the Clara Lionel Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds education and health programs for impoverished communities across the Read More

The health care vote-a-rama is nigh

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. The Senate continued its Obamacare repeal debate Wednesday. It’s actually still happening, and you can stream it on C-SPAN. Here are the three main things Read More

Real Estate business: CM Yogi Adityanath launches UP-RERA website

Many real estate biggies in Noida and Greater Noida sighed with relief as Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath launched the online RERA registration platform, in Lucknow today. The launch of this platforms means that now the registered builders can promote their upcoming and ongoing real estate projects on the government portal. The biggest advantage of a platform like this for Read More

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Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports,Vijay Goel and Cricketer Gautam Gambhir spoke about the importance of nutrition for a healthy lifestyle at Fit India Conclave Goel said, “Today many citizens of our country need to be aware of fitness and the Ministry is constantly working towards it.  ‘Stay Fit India’ is an apt slogan for this initiative. If we Read More

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Google enters race for nuclear fusion technology

Central confinement chamber of C-2U, a plasma confinement experiment comprising 10,000 engineering control tags and 1,000 physics diagnostics channels at Tri Alpha Energy’s research facility in California, US. The algorithm will cut the time it takes to work out best possible options to form plasma from a month to just a few hours. Photograph: Courtesy of Tri Alpha Energy Inc. Read More