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Damian Hinds signals extra funds for special needs education

  Children protest in Parliament Square to highlight the funding crisis in special education needs and disabilities (Send). Photograph: Imageplotter/Rex/Shutterstock Spending on children with special educational needs and disabilities is expected to be increased after the education secretary said the government recognised the urgent need to relieve pressures on families, councils and schools. Although Damian Hinds declined to put a Read More

These 6 apps and websites will take care of your medical needs

A rising middle-class, state-of-the-art health care facilities, expert physicians, and increased dependency on technology to facilitate health care at the prevention stage are driving the growth of the industry in India, thereby expecting the industry to grow rapidly. Indian health care market, which is worth USD 100 billion, is likely to grow at 23 percent CAGR to reach USD 280 Read More

Corporate Canada needs to help break the silence on mental health

Chief executive officer and senior partner, KPMG in Canada While Canadian workplaces have seen some progress in the understanding of mental health issues, a large stigma still remains. This stigma sees many Canadians suffer in silence for fear they will be judged for talking about their mental health. This has to change. Recent statistics show that one in five Canadians Read More

Higher Education Needs a Rethink to Train Tomorrow’s Workforce

Anant Agarwal is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the CEO of edX, the online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. The ways in which the nature of work is changing beyond our control necessitate a more flexible education system, with “students” no longer being defined just as 18-to-22-year-olds on college campuses. In this era of Netflix subscriptions Read More

Finding the Best Mortgage Rate for Your Needs

If you have had the good fortune to finalise on the perfect house and you’re ready to make an offer on it, you’re very lucky! Whether this is your first house or the tenth, the hardest part of the process is finding a mortgage. Dealing with financials is a tough task and deciding on a mortgage is a very hard Read More

He begged once. Now this engineer needs your help!

Jayavel was rescued from begging and through his hard work and determination has now won a scholarship to complete his engineering in Italy, for which he is looking for funding. Jayavel’s story is the stuff of movie scripts. Just that his reality is more hard hitting than fiction, discovers Rediff.com‘s Divya Nair. Jayavel, the fourth among five children (he has Read More

Rafael Nadal’s wrist needs ‘a little more time’ at US Open

As Rafael Nadal stood near the net at the US Open after winning his first Grand Slam match in three months Monday, he unraveled the thick wrap of white tape protecting his all-important left wrist and then clutched at that arm with his right hand. Sure, there were matches that provided more drama or surprises on Day 1 at Flushing Read More

Congress needs movement towards some actor-turned BJD leaders

Congress activists on Saturday staged an illustration in front of the office of the Odisha DGP in Cuttack demanding instant arrests of some actor-became-politicians of the ruling BJD for allegedly deceptive humans to make investments inside the chit fund organizations. Allegedly acting as brand ambassadors, those cine stars-grew to become-politicians had asked their fanatics to invest in the chit fund Read More