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The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Education, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Finance, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, Careers, America, Trends, Features, United States


From cafeteria workers to principals, here's what everyone makes in a public school

Elementary school teachers earn a median wage of $62,050 a year. Ariel Skelley/Getty Images May 3 to May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Public schools employ a wide variety of workers, including different kinds of teachers. Using BLS data from May 2020, here's how much workers in 35 public school positions typically make. See more stories on Insider's business page. 35. Fast food and counter workers earn a median of $25,510 a year and 121,970 are employed by public sc...
Tags: Education, Office, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Getty Images, Teachers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Schools, Public Schools, Associated Press, Salaries, Ross, Oslo, Reuters


The Ayn Rand Institute Takes a Loan from Paycheck Protection Program

Image via YouTube, 1959 interview with Mike Wallace Finally bowing to public pressure, the Trump administration has revealed which companies received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created to support small businesses during COVID-19. To no one's surprise, the published list reportedly includes a host of privileged entities: the shipping business owned by Mitch McConnell's wife Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; businesses associated with members of Congress (from both part...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Congress, College, Kanye West, Current Affairs, Mitch McConnell, ANN, David Boies, Jeff Koons, Rand, Trump, Christopher Hitchens, Rnc, Reuters, Yeezy


The Ayn Rand Institute Takes a Loan from Paycheck Protection Program: Like Rand Herself, Her Followers Don’t Walk the Talk

Image via YouTube, 1959 interview with Mike Wallace Finally bowing to public pressure, the Trump administration has revealed which companies received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created to support small businesses during COVID-19. To no one's surprise, the published list reportedly includes a host of privileged entities: the shipping business owned by Mitch McConnell's wife Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; businesses associated with members of Congress (from both part...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Congress, College, Kanye West, Current Affairs, Mitch McConnell, ANN, David Boies, Jeff Koons, Rand, Trump, Christopher Hitchens, Rnc, Reuters, Yeezy


Chinese online learning app Zuoyebang raises $750M

Zuoyebang, a Beijing-headquartered startup that runs an online learning app, said on Monday it has raised $750 million in a new financing round as investors demonstrate their continued trust in — and focus on — Asia’s booming edtech market. U.S. investment firm Tiger Global and Hong Kong-based private equity firm FountainVest Partners led the six-year-old startup’s Series E financing round. Existing investors including SoftBank’s Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital China, Xiang He Capital, Qatar ...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, Education, China, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Beijing, Tencent, Qatar Investment Authority, Baidu, Tiger Global, Mary Meeker, Zuoyebang, Reuters


This chart will tell you how biased your favorite news source is

Polarized, unreliable news can be dangerous during turbulent times, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The Ad Fontes' Media Bias Chart maps out the biases and reliability of legacy and alternative news organizations. Political bias is one of many we must be wary of when judging the quality of the news we consume. The New York Times was a failing newspaper before changing its business model to muckraking on Trump. Fox News had to drop its "Fair and Balanced" motto because that's false advertising...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Internet, Washington Post, Democracy, Journalism, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Associated Press, Npr, National Enquirer, Vox, Fox News Channel


How biased is your favorite news source? This chart will tell you.

Polarized, unreliable news can be dangerous during turbulent times, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The Ad Fontes' Media Bias Chart maps out the biases and reliability of legacy and alternative news organizations. Political bias is one of many we must be wary of when judging the quality of the news we consume. The New York Times was a failing newspaper before changing its business model to muckraking on Trump. Fox News had to drop its "Fair and Balanced" motto because that's false advertising...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Internet, Washington Post, Democracy, Journalism, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Associated Press, Npr, National Enquirer, Vox, Fox News Channel


Watch 85,000 Historic Newsreel Films from British Pathé Free Online (1910-2008)

The “pivot-to-video” moment of a few years back devastated writers everywhere with mass layoffs as companies scrambled to attract projected millions of nonexistent viewers. It’s a story about predatory media monopolies and the proliferation of news, documentary, and opinion video content online. While the sheer amount of video can feel overwhelming, we might remember that people have been getting their news from screens for well over a hundred years. First came the newsreels....
Tags: Google, Film, Youtube, College, New York City, History, New York Times, Toulon, Reuters, Facebook Twitter, Wells, Pathe, Josh Jones, National Endowment for the Humanities, Prelinger Archives, Durham NC Follow


Italy to require schools to teach climate change, in world first

Starting September 2020, public schools in Italy will have to incorporate 33 hours of climate-related lessons into their annual curriculum. Italy's education minister said it's part of an effort to place "the environment and society at the core of everything we learn in school."In the U.S., not all states have implemented teaching standards that call for lessons on climate science, but about 80 percent of parents said they support such standards. None Italy is set to become the first country t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Education, Climate Change, Cnn, South Africa, Italy, Innovation, Reuters, Jeffrey D Sachs, Kate Raworth, NPR Ipsos, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Fioramonti, Pretoria University


Does Playing Music for Cheese During the Aging Process Change Its Flavor? Researchers Find That Hip Hop Makes It Smellier, and Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” Makes It Milder

Humans began making cheese seven millennia ago: plenty of time to develop an enormous variety of textures, flavors, and smells, and certainly more than enough to get creative about the methods of generating even greater variety. But it seems to have taken all that time for us to come around to the potential of music as a flavoring agent. "Exposing cheese to round-the-clock music could give it more flavor and hip hop might be better than Mozart," report Reuters' Denis Balibouse and Cecile...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Food & Drink, Smithsonian, Seoul, Leo Tolstoy, Mozart, Reuters, Zeppelin, Facebook Twitter, Cecile Mantovani, Colin Marshall, Mantovani, Denis Balibouse, Jason Daley


Matthew Hedges: pardoned British academic arrives back in UK

Durham student accused of spying by UAE lands at Heathrow after being granted ‘gracious clemency’A flight carrying British academic Matthew Hedges landed at London Heathrow airport on Tuesday morning, Reuters has reported, a day after he was pardoned in the United Arab Emirates from a life sentence for spying. The UAE released Hedges, 31, on Monday after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency. Britain has denied he was a spy and welco...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Heathrow, United Arab Emirates, Universities, MI6, Uae, Durham, London Heathrow, Reuters, Durham University


Student Sets Off Bomb & Opens Fire at College in Crimea, Killing 19 & Wounding 70 Others

Tragedy struck a college in Crimea during the morning of Wednesday, October 17th when a lone 18-year-old set off an explosion before going on a shooting rampage. The student, Vladislav Roslyakov, killed at least 19 people and wounded an additional 70.Reuters reports that Roslyakov set off a bomb in the Kerch Polytechnic College’s cafeteria, and then walked through the school attacking fellow students with a shotgun. The massacre came to an end when Roslyakov took his own life in the school’s lib...
Tags: News, College, Shootings, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Crimea, Jazz, Mass Shootings, Daily Telegraph, Reuters, Rbc, Eric Harris, Reich, Columbine High School, Sergei


German Conglomerate Buys OnCourse Learning in Reported $500M Deal

Bertelsmann, a large media and publishing conglomerate headquartered in Germany, said Monday that it has acquired OnCourse Learning, a Brookfield, WI-based provider of online professional training programs.Bertelsmann said Monday in a news release that the amount it’s acquiring OnCouse for is in the “mid-nine-digit euro range,” meaning roughly halfway between €100 million and €1 billion. According to a Reuters report, the deal is worth about $500 million (the equivalent of nearly €428 million, ...
Tags: Deals, Learning, Education, Germany, Trends, Wisconsin, Brookfield, Private Equity, Bertelsmann, Penguin Random House, Random House, Edtech, Online Education, Reuters, U S, RTL Group


2,000-Year-Old Manuscript of the Ten Commandments Gets Digitized: See/Download “Nash Papyrus” in High Resolution

How old is the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible? As with most such questions about disputed religious texts, it depends on whom you ask. Many conservative Jewish and Christian scholars—or “maximalists”—have long accepted the text as containing genuine historical records, and dated them as early as possible. Modern critical scholars, the “minimalists,” informed by archeology, have made strong empirical cases against historicity, and date the texts much later. These debates can bec...
Tags: Google, College, Religion, History, Cambridge, Isaac Newton, Cairo, Reuters, Rutgers, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Dead Sea, Cambridge University Library, Torah, Deuteronomy, Anne Jarvis


Batman Goes Surfing: Remembering Adam West (RIP) with Perhaps the Campiest Batman Episode Ever

In the various obits I read this weekend for Adam West, one word repeatedly came up--"campy." Reuters started its obit: "Adam West, who earned a place in American pop culture history with his campy portrayal of the title character in the classic 1960s TV series "Batman," has died at age 88, his family said on Saturday." The New York Times added: "His straight-faced portrayal of Batman in the campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, and i...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Television, College, New York Times, Gotham City, Batman, Reuters, Facebook Twitter, Dostoyevsky, Adam West, Skip Parker


New York Post Slam Of University Of Phoenix Deal Suggests Depths Of DC Corruption

An article in today's New York Post renews legitimate concerns about a pending private equity takeover of the largest for-profit college, the University of Phoenix. But the piece does so in a troubling manner, citing as critics of the deal supposed experts who themselves have traded on revolving door connections to take for-profit college cash. The Post piece thus suggests a new mood of revenge on the Obama Administration for curbing for-profit college abuses -- and illustrates just how deeply ...
Tags: Post, New York Post, News, Education, Obama, Obama Administration, Washington, Politico, Barack Obama, Gop, United States, House, George W Bush, Huffington Post, Jones, Miller


Good News, Teens: Hundreds of SAT Test Questions Have Leaked

Scores for the stupidest test in America might be a lot higher this year. Hundreds of questions for the new SAT, widely used to prove academic aptitude for college-bound high schoolers, were leaked to Reuters by “a person with access to material for upcoming versions of the redesigned exam.” Heck yeah kids, roll that Scantron into a fat blunt because it’s going to be worth fuck-all this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, College, America, Leak, Sat, Reuters, College Board, Standardized Testing


Breaking the invisible door at Aligarh Muslim University

Members of “Why Loiter? – Aligarh” movement at the Café de Laila tea shop at Aligarh Muslim University. Café de Laila, one of the many dhabas in Aligarh Muslim University, is named after a woman. That’s a bit of an irony because women aren’t welcome there. Dhabas, or cafes that serve tea and snacks to the students, have played an important role in the social, cultural and intellectual atmosphere of the university. Entering Café de Laila through its mausoleum-like door is like travelling back in...
Tags: Travel, Education, College, India, University, Delhi, Mumbai, Women's Rights, Robert, Reuters, Urdu, Abdullah, Ashraf, Robert MacMillan, Rehman, Masood


The SAT Has Been Hacked

The SAT, the standardized test taken by high school seniors to burnish their college applications, was administered nearly 1.7 million times last year. The test’s popularity within college admissions is based, in part, on the perception of fairness: As any recent test-taker is well aware, it is extremely difficult to cheat the SAT. According to a deeply reported investigative series by Reuters, however, a large number of SAT test-takers in Asia have benefitted from an illicit advantage when taki...
Tags: Asia, College, China, Testing, Tests, Sat, Reuters


Myths And Facts About HB 2 -- The Anti-Choice Law That Could Overturn Abortion Rights

On March 2, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a controversial case that will determine the constitutionality of a Texas anti-choice law (HB 2) that severely limits women's access to abortion and medical care. In covering the case, some media outlets have relied on right-wing media talking points about the purported medical necessity of restricting women's access to abortion, as well as the false claim that HB 2 would prevent another "Kermit Gosnel...
Tags: Health, Post, Hollywood, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, College, Mexico, Senate, Virginia, America, Austin, Fox, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States


Education

  Do chickens hold their food in their feet while they are eating? Some birds actually do, The Ornithologists have discovered, Actually hold their food in their feet whilst they are dining, Fine dining, Eat with their hands, Astonishingly, As do a vast array of mammals.   ♦photo♦ Jason Reed for Reuters -evocative short poetry-Filed […]
Tags: Education, Biology, Poetry, Poem, Humour, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Human Development, Reuters, Jason Reed


Fine Dining

  Do chickens hold their food in their feet while they are eating? Some birds actually do, The Ornithologists have declared, Actually hold their food in their feet whilst they are dining, Fine dining, Eat with their hands, Astonishingly, As do a vast array of mammals.   ♦photo♦ Jason Reed for Reuters -evocative short poetry-Filed […]
Tags: Education, Biology, Poetry, Poem, Humour, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Human Development, Reuters, Jason Reed



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