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Faculty shortage: Lack of teachers in schools

ISLAMABAD: Investment in brick and mortar can bring infrastructural reforms, but academic standards can only be raised by investing in teaching staff and curriculum development. That, however, does not seem to be a priority right now. According to a rough assessment, the system needs at least 5,000 new teachers.
 

Protecting the corridor : Special security force for CPEC notified: report

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior is learnt to have issued a notification for establishing the Special Security Division (SSD) for protecting the $55 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to details on the state-run Radio Pakistan’s website, the SSD would involve raising nine....

Joe Biden’s example

LAHORE: Outgoing American Vice President Joe Biden’s revelation that President Barack Obama offered financial help for the treatment of his late son Beau Biden advising him not to sell his house made headlines in Pakistan. Because of honest, noble and honourable government servants, the USA stands proudly as the only world superpower.

Gilgit-Baltistan and CPEC

HUNZA: Gilgit-Baltistan is a disputed region with an ambivalent constitutional status. Fortunately, in 2014, the Chinese government pledged $46 billion towards various projects aimed at catalysing infrastructural development in Pakistan. It was perceived that this project would develop all areas of Pakistan uniformly but the reality is different.

$15,000 scholarships on offer to tertiary students interested in dairy

Two $15,000 scholarship packages, which include international travel, are on offer to tertiary students interested in pursuing a career in the dairy and animal breeding sector. CRV Ambreed offers these scholarship packages each year; one to a Massey University undergraduate science student, and one....

Full Article: China's bitcoin exchanges, eyed by regulators, slap on trading fees

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's three largest bitcoin exchanges, whose activities have drawn increased scrutiny from the central bank, said they will begin charging trading fees effective Tuesday. BTCC, Huobi and OkCoin said in separate statements on their websites late on Sunday that they will charge traders a flat fee of 0.

Mexico gas protests create havoc at US border crossing

TIJUANA, Mexico – Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts. Motorists headed to Mexico zipped by about 50....

News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced a recall of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA's and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. In a statement Sunday, it said the recall applies to eight....

Skolspråk i utveckling. En- och flerspråkiga elevers bruk av grammatiska metaforer i senare skolår

Sammanfattning: Abstract The aim of this thesis is to compare the use of grammatical metaphor in 365 texts written by Swedish mono- and multilingual students in year 9 and 11, both regarding occurrence of GM and the use of its functions. The theoretical framework for the thesis is....

Björn Olde

Sammanfattning : Intercellular communication is of crucial importance in regulating physiology and G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) have evolved as an important mechanism in this process. Of the approximately 800 human GPCRs, about 160 are still considered to be “orphan” receptors for which an endogenous ligand remains to be identified.

Supreme Court Brexit Ruling Unlikely to End May’s Legal Battles

The U.K. Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday over who has the power to trigger Brexit isn’t the end of the legal challenges facing Theresa May, and might not even be the end of the beginning. As the government readies for a possible defeat in the argument on whether the prime minister or Parliament....

Republicans in Trump era

Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th U.S. President, you and all your congressional colleagues have a solemn obligation to support your co-equal branch of government. Above all else, this means using your independent judgment, protecting the Constitution and working to enhance the security and well-being of all Americans.

Brave east Hull teen says horrific sexual abuse 'took my childhood away'

An east Hull teenager has described the life-long impact of the horrific sexual abuse he suffered from the age of seven. The university student, who wished only to be identified as 'John', said his childhood ended the moment he was first asked to have sex with a boy several years older than him.

Trainees on board to help Beverley transport firm LTP keep moving forward

A "clear skills and training investment strategy" is bearing fruit for a Beverley company. Working closely with regional and northern universities, Local Transport Projects (LTP) has brought on board two new trainees as the firm progresses its policy of providing genuine career opportunities for transport and traffic engineering professionals.

Boarding school staff provide second home for rural students

As a home away from home, boarding school staff work hard to welcome new and returning students and ease the transition from country house to boarding house. Back to school for isolated rural and remote families often means sending children hundreds of kilometres away to boarding schools.

Online dating fraud victim numbers at record high

Image caption Police believe "Marcelo's" profile photograph was stolen from an innocent man's social media account. The number of people defrauded in the UK by online dating scams reached a record high in 2016, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.

CMs’ panel on digital payments to submit report tomorrow

The Chief Ministers’ Committee on Demonetisation and Digital Payments, headed by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, is scheduled to present an interim report to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 24. As part of it, Mr. Naidu conducted a review meeting with officials on Sunday.

Sensex sheds 71 points on weak Asian cues

The benchmark Sensex fell by about 71 points to slip below the key 27,000-mark in the opening trade on Monday, on sustained foreign fund outflows amid weak Asian cues as investors await US President Donald Trump’s economic plan details. The 30-share index was 70.92 points or 0.26 per cent lower at 26,963.

West Java allows 43 companies to postpone payments based on new wage

West Java provincial administration has allowed 43 companies across the province to postpone payments to their workers based on the new city and regency minimum wages due to various difficulties, an official has said. Head of West Java Manpower and Transmigration Agency Ferry Sofwan Arief said the....

Young voices amplify demand for justice for past violence

The call is getting louder. The government may choose to remain silent or try and bury the issue with more empty promises. But there is no stopping the demand for justice and truth for past human rights abuse cases related to 1965 and other tragedies that have taken the lives of thousands in the country.

Ministry turns to Bank Mandiri for cashless PNBP payments

The Transportation Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state lender Bank Mandiri to provide easier non-tax state revenue (PNBP) payments through its bank channels. “We hope that state revenues can be retrieved through cashless transactions,” Bank Mandiri president director Kartika Wirjoatmodjo said in his speech.

Mixing books with herbal drinks

Sak Iki Jamane Moco (Now is The Era of Reading) (Facebook.com/karakteristikik/File) For Muhammad Fauzi or Fauzi for short, drinking jamu (herbal beverage) is not complete without reading a book. After dawn prayer, Fauzi poured jamu, a traditional Javanese herbal drink, into 18 bottles.

Overwhelming response to Nepal Investment Summit: Government

Kathmandu, January 22. Minister for Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi has informed that numerous international firms including some big multinational companies have expressed interest to participate in the upcoming Nepal Investment Summit to be held in March.

Samsung Says Faulty Battery Causes Galaxy Note 7 To Catch Fire

SEOUL, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- Samsung Electronics said Monday that faulty battery caused its flagship Galaxy Note 7 to catch fire after discontinuing the fire-prone device more than three months ago, reports China's Xinhua news agency. In a special press conference in its headquarters in Seoul, Samsung....

Trump Faced With Rash Of Challenging Issues After Inauguration

A news analysis by Xinhua writer Matthew Rusling WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump began his first days in office after Friday's inauguration, but he has to tackle a number of issues that experts say will be especially challenging.

Constitutional Scholars To Sue Donald Trump Over D.C. Hotel And Other Businesses

A group including former White House ethics attorneys will file a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments, in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Deepak Gupta, a Supreme Court litigator working on the case, said the....

Death toll at Italian hotel hit by avalanche rises to six, 23 still missing

Italian rescue workers have found the dead body of a man in the wreckage of the hotel in central Italy that was buried in an avalanche last week, the Italian fire service said on Sunday, with 23 people were still missing as the search operation continues.

Kenya to feel pinch if aid to sub-Saharan Africa is cut

The Nation on Saturday spoke with a 30-year-old Kenyan serving in the US military who said there was considerable speculation about their future. “We are hearing many things, but we are yet to know what will happen for sure,” he said. On Friday, Kenya’s Deputy Chief of Mission to Washington David....

US committed to Israel embassy move but expected to act cautiously While remaining committed to relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the Trump administration is

WASHINGTON (CNN) While remaining committed to relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the Trump administration is expected to move cautiously on a timeline as it focuses on critical issues in the American relationship with the Israeli government and consults with allies about the way forward, senior....

Sensex sheds 71 pts on weak Asian cues

The benchmark Sensex fell by about 71 points to slip below the key 27,000-mark in the opening trade today, on sustained foreign fund outflows amid weak Asian cues as investors await US President Donald Trump's economic plan details. The 30-share index was 70.92 points or 0.26 per cent lower at 26,963.

UN Resolution 2334 And The Jerusalem Anomaly – OpEd

In the first instance, the wording of 2334 makes it clear that the idea of the City of Jerusalem as a so-called corpus separatum , namely international territory – a concept inherent in the original UN partition plan for post-Mandate Palestine – has been abandoned by the Security Council.
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