LinkedIn Learning Debuts Over 9,000 Online Courses

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) Popular career-focused social media site LinkedIn has released LinkedIn Learning, an online learning website devoted to teaching people new career skills and helping businesses train their employees. LinkedIn Learning, which launched on September 23, has more than 9,000 courses in subjects like programming skills, writing, and accounting. An average of 25 […]

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Fyre Fest organizer pleads guilty to two counts of wire fraud

Billy McFarland, the organizer behind disastrous music festival Fyre Fest, pleaded guilty today to two counts of wire fraud. In court, he told a judge he lied to investors and “grossly underestimated the resources that would be necessary to hold an event of this magnitude,” as reported by Bloomberg. On June 30th of last year, […]

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Donald Trump on Oscars: ‘We don’t have stars anymore

Donald Trump has ridiculed the Academy Awards, suggesting that the ceremony suffered its lowest-ever TV ratings because “we don’t have stars anymore”. An all-time low 26.5m viewers tuned in for Sunday night’s show, a 19{0fe6ef45e7380200125418d90cbb8b2a69be6c4ce40b3993a333718059affda3} drop from last year. Taking the opportunity to criticise the politically charged event, President Trump tweeted: “Lowest rated Oscars in […]

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Judge Orders Restroom Access for Ohio Transgender Student

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The Highland Local Schools in Morrow County, Ohio challenged President Obama’s transgender bathroom rule this week as a federal judge rejected the move and ordered that the male student who identifies as female be treated “like the girl she is.” According to Julie Carr Smyth of the Associated Press, Judge Algernon […]

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Remedial Education Too Common and Costly, Report Says

(Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons) A recently released report from the Center for American Progress has examined the remedial education system currently in place in the United States, calling it a “black hole” from which students are unlikely to pull themselves out of. The report, “Remedial Education: The Cost of Catching Up,” states that millions of students […]

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Google takes on WhatsApp in India with chat option for Tez payments app

Google is adding a chat feature to the Tez person-to-person payments app it launched in India last year. As the Economic Times reports, the feature is rolling out now and lets users send messages related to each transaction. It should be helpful for tracking the context of payments and so on. So yes, it’s yet […]

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Brexit news: Ryanair to ground flights to force voters into ‘rethink’ | UK | News

Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary said he wants to “create an opportunity” by making people realise they are “no longer going to have cheap holidays”. He told an audience of airline leaders in Brussels if Brexit voters faced restrictions on where they could go on holiday, they may reconsider their decision. The controversial boss said: […]

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Brexit news: Labour Party MP’s SHOCKING slur – Alison McGovern brands Brexit ‘s**t’ | UK | News

Alison McGovern, the Labour MP for Wirral South, made the shocking slur whilst speaking on a Progressive Britain podcast. Ms McGovern claimed the Tories were responsible for problems in certain places in the north were caused by “deindustrialisation” over a number of years before she turned on Brexit. She said: “That is basically it. The […]

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North Korea news: Wall Street boosted by hopes of denuclearisation | City & Business | Finance

South Korea has announced, following a delegation returning from the North, that the rogue state is willing to hold talks with the US on denuclearisation and will suspend nuclear tests while the talks progress. Asked about the news on Tuesday morning, President Trump responded: “We will see what happens.” After two days of turning to […]

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