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After Sexual Health Survey, SHARC Shifts Focus from Counseling to Education

After a Harvard University Health Services’ survey found high rates of unprotected sex among undergraduates, the Sexual Health and Relationship Counselors are shifting their focus from peer counseling to peer education. After consulting HUHS administrators, the group voted in December to focus more....
 

School leader warns of confusion over new GCSE grading system

Teenagers could miss out on sixth-form places while schools and colleges could lose funding due to confusion over the new GCSE grading system, a school leader has warned. There is a lack of clarity over the change, according to the next general secretary of the Association of School and College....

Philippines protests 'Madam Secretary' portrayal of leader

The Philippine government has protested the depiction of a fictional leader of its country making a pass at the female U.S. Secretary of State in the CBS drama "Madam Secretary." A video teaser of the episode airing Sunday shows the Filipino character with a bloodied nose after being punched by the titular character, U.

Monday's Sports in Brief

SOCCER. Megan Rapinoe says she will respect a new U.S. Soccer Federation policy that says national team players "shall stand respectfully" during national anthems. The policy was approved last month but came to light Saturday before the U.S. women's national team lost to England in a SheBelieves Cup match.

Afghan family freed after days of being detained The family had already been extensively vetted and approved for the special immigration visas (SIV).

But instead of rolling out the welcome mat, the federal government took them into custody, said Talia Inlender, a senior staff attorney for Public Counsel Law Firm. Federal agents separated the father from the others, held them four days and threatened to send them to detention centers, she said.

Gauteng budget prioritises education and health

Johannesburg - Education and health are again the two biggest spending items in Gauteng's 2017/18 budget announced by finance member of the executive committee (MEC) Barbara Creecy at the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday morning. Creecy said that education will receive R40.8 billion, while health receives R40.

Vietnamese families forced out by San Jose floods

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When the floodwaters rushed in last month in San Jose, a firefighter hauled Hien Nguyen to safety. She left behind the two-bedroom apartment she shared with a roommate for $1,000 a month, managing only to take her identification and her phone.

US slams Samsung, LG for unfair trade practices

By Kang Seung-woo A top trade adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out against LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics for unfair trade practices that hurt their American rivals. The unusual lambasting is raising concern that the new U.S. administration is beginning to exert trade pressure....

Hit man in San Antonio murder-for-hire slaying set to die

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) � The U.S. Supreme Court is considering appeals from attorneys trying to keep a paid hit man from execution in Texas for gunning down a San Antonio woman in a life insurance scheme nearly a quarter-century ago. Rolando Ruiz was convicted of accepting $2,000 to fatally shoot....

Uncertain politics, policy development permeates commodities price outlook

“Global miners have made considerable headway in increasing project efficiency and shedding marginal assets as a means of tackling industry debt and handling the commodity price rout. However, the question remains whether this cost control will remain a core concern as prices rise, a question that....

Today’s education debate ignores a child’s starting line: Voices

The first few weeks of new parenthood are a blur. When my three children were born, I was laser-focused on keeping them alive and healthy. I counted wet diapers, performed late-night checks to make sure they were breathing, put them “back to sleep,” and worried about whether they were eating enough.

Europeans or Latin Americans, we're all immigrants: Column

I was in the air while other people were grounded. A few days after President Trump closed America’s airports to travelers from seven Muslim countries, my wife and I were on a plane to Guatemala, headed for the second home of a Milwaukee friend who’d generously invited us down for a midwinter break.

House speaker's lottery fight with Gov. Scott goes to court

The latest dispute between new Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott's administration is heading to court. A Leon County judge will consider Monday whether the Florida Lottery broke the law when it approved a contract worth over $700 million.

Black money hunt reaches penny stocks: I-T dept unearths nexus between shell cos, operators

In the aftermath of the scrapping of high-value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in early November, the government had made it amply clear that it will root out black money from the system. Not just people holding huge amount of unaccounted cash in their possession, the government has....

Driscoll should get six years jail: Crown

The level of Driscoll's fraudulent misconduct in soliciting secret commissions was fully revealed at a sentencing hearing in the Brisbane District Court on Monday. The former state member for Redcliffe, arrested in 2014, will be sentenced on Friday with the crown prosecutor Sarah Farnden calling for a six-year jail term.

New Royal Adelaide Hospital to open soon

South Australian Health Minister Jack Snelling beamed as he joined reporters for a tour of the long-delayed hospital, announcing that technical completion was expected as early as next week. "I feel a bit like a proud dad today being able to show off this wonderful new facility," Mr Snelling said on Monday.

Canada’s Health-Care Wait Times Worst In Developed World

To retain the promise of universal health care that Canadians cherish, we must change the way we attempt to deliver it. Whether you ask physicians or patients, the answer is the same – Canada is failing to provide timely access to medical care. The U.S.

Drinks Brand Cawston Press Wins DBA Design Effectiveness Gol...

The design of Cawston Press’ Sparkling Cans range, crafted by creative and brand design agency Pearlfisher, aims to convey the drinks’ high-quality and natural ingredients. An inspired design on a cream background with bold lettering, minimal imagery and distinctively British tone of voice has....

FBI asks Justice Department to refute Trump wiretapping claim

Trump's comments appear to have been based on unverified claims made by the right-wing Breitbart News outlet. His chief strategist, Steve Bannon, used to run it. The New York Times, citing senior US officials, first reported that Comey believes Trump's claim to be false.

North Korean ambassador faces deadline to leave Malaysia in Kim row

North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia faces a deadline to leave the country after authorities moved to expel him and accused Pyongyang of trying to manipulate the investigation into the poisoning of Kim Jong Nam. The Malaysian government gave Kang Chol 48 hours to leave the country on Saturday after....

N.Korean ambassador faces deadline to leave Malaysia

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2017 file photo, North Korea's Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol speaks to the media outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the expulsion of North Korea’s ambassador was to warn Pyongyang that they....

N.Korean ambassador faces deadline to leave Malaysia

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2017 file photo, North Korea’s Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol speaks to the media outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the expulsion of North Korea’s ambassador was to warn Pyongyang that they....

Microbes That Grow on Smartphones Discovered

Scientists have identified three new species of microbes that flourished on mobile handsets. How grimy are the ubiquitous mobile phones? Reports from Western nations have suggested that mobile phones are more often dirtier than toilet seats, with some smartphones even known to harbour deadly drug-resistant bacteria.

Pakistani M-commerce Accelerating but Still A Long Way to Go

Love for shopping is always in the air. People adore watching variety and considering products that are significant for their routine life. Being a Pakistani, you prefer buying goods that are linked with traditions or related to eatables and fashion. But the right platform is the wise decision of yours.

HSE waited for three years to alert gardai of 'Grace' report

Documents obtained by RTE's This Week programme show that the first contact between the HSE and the gardai on the report was March 2015, exactly three years after the completion of the Conal Devine Report. The first contact with gardai was made when a solicitor from the HSE contacted a....

Turkey accuses Germany of 'Nazi' practices; rift deepens

AMSTERDAM (AP) - A diplomatic rift between Turkey and key European nations deepened Sunday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany of "Nazi practices," days after a local authority prevented a Turkish minister from addressing a rally. Over at an election campaign event in Amsterdam,....

Europe's trend: Austria, once open, now shows migrants door

VIENNA (AP) — Austria was among the first countries in Europe to put out the welcome mat when waves of people fleeing war and poverty reached the continent. Now, its focus is showing them the door. Parliament is set to pass a law stripping pocket money, food and shelter from those denied asylum, potentially leaving them on the street.

Iraq: Iraq Situation: UNHCR Flash Update - 5 March 2017

KEY FIGURES. 206,502 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016(1) 24,252 core relief item (CRIs) kits distributed to families in camps, assisting some 129,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas.

Bangladesh: Chief of Party

Position: Chief of Party. Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh (with country-wide travel up to 25%) Duration: Five Years. Reports to: Regional Program Director, Asia. About RI: Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian and development professionals committed to transforming adversity into....

Wave of IS car bombs targets Iraqi troops in west Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi commander says troops are moving toward the local government complex in Mosul's Islamic State-held western side amid the "heaviest" clashes since the start of the new push more than two weeks ago. Maj. Gen. Haider al-Maturi of the Federal Police Commandos Division told The....

Mayberry’s Peart on investors’ purple patch

Mayberry Investments Ltd’s (MIL) CEO Gary Peart is enthusiastic about what he describes as the current “purple patch” being enjoyed by local investors. “What we have seen historically is that, when you have a stable foreign exchange rate, people tend to invest more.
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