How AI will transform education in 2017

Education has mostly followed the same structure for centuries — e.g., the “sage on a stage” and “assembly line” models. As AI continues to disrupt industries like consumer electronics, ecommerce, media, transportation, and healthcare, is education the next big opportunity? Given that education is the foundation that prepares people to pursue advancements in all the other fields, it has the potential to be the most impactful application of AI. Key trends The three segments of the education market — K-12, higher education, and corporate training — are going through transitions. In…

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Unhealthy lifestyle may cause 17.6 million cancer-related deaths globally in 30 years – WHO

] The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that the world may record more than 17 million cancer-related deaths in the next 20 to 30 years if unhealthy lifestyle choices should continue. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, said in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday that African countries would be the most affected by the disease. “Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 8.8 million cancer-related deaths in 2015. “Within the next 20-30 years, the global death rate due to cancer is expected to…

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Health Savings Accounts Are Back In The Policy Spotlight

They are just three little words — “health savings accounts” — but they are generating a lot of buzz as Republicans contemplate plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Expanding the use of these accounts, based on a long-held conservative view that consumers should be more responsible for their health care spending, is a part of almost every GOP replacement plan under consideration on Capitol Hill. Here’s the theory behind HSAs: Making consumers bear a bigger upfront share of medical care – while making it easier to save…

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Dash of Punk Opens Men’s Fashion Week in New York

Punk has always been good for fashion. Ever since the long-ago days of the Sex Pistols and SEX, the London boutique where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood formalized a style to go with the music, punk has been a trusty ploy for designers looking to strike a subversive posture while also providing a fairly impressive soundtrack for anyone who gave a damn that the movement was about something more than a look. So there was something bracing, if not altogether surprising, about the latest iteration of New York Fashion Week:…

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Flanagan signs GOP letter in support of Trump education secretary pick

Here is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday’s print editions: Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has drawn heat for signing on to a letter from Republican officials from all 50 states supporting President Trump’s controversial pick of Betsy DeVos for education secretary. The letter to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate education committee, praised DeVos and urged a “swift confirmation process so that we together can get to work making classrooms a place for all children to thrive.” “We…

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Toyota Hilux Lifestyle Pickup spied, could be launched in India soon

We caught the lifestyle pickup truck from Toyota, the Hilux, ferrying on Delhi roads. For the uninitiated, the new Fortuner is based on the pickup and this reason is strong enough to get anyone curious about it. The Hilux received the next-gen model months before the new Fortuner was launched. It might be an unheard term in this part of the world but the Hilux isn’t an alien term globally, and has proven its worth since its inception in 1968. Till now, over 16 million units of the Hilux have…

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Fringes, Abstract Prints Rule Pre-teens’ Fashion in 2017

New Delhi: Pop shades, fringes and abstract prints will rule the roost in the kids’ fashion market in 2017, says an expert. Mohita Indrayan, Chief Creative Director and co-founder of 612 League, lists some trends to watch out for: * Pop-up tones: While 2016 was all about pastels and neutral tones, 2017 will be all about bold and pop shades. Hues of orange, bright yellow, green, ink blue and fuchsia pink will be perfect for the spring/summer collection while autumn/winter collections will be dominated by colours like dark greys, maroons…

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AAP govt brought revolution in education and health sectors: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the work his government has done in the field of health and education in the last two years has been “revolutionary” and suggested that the Centre and other states could adopt them as a model of progress. At the state Republic Day function at Chhatrasal Stadium here on Wednesday, Kejriwal, in his speech, highlighted the AAP’s “good governance” in the Capital. “When our government was formed in Delhi, we focused on education, health and brought revolution in these two sectors. In the…

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Rigopiano Hotel avalanche: Puppies raise rescuers’ hopes in Italy

Three puppies have been rescued alive from the ruins of a mountain hotel in Abruzzo, central Italy, which was engulfed by an avalanche five days ago. The number of confirmed deaths has risen to seven, with 22 people still missing, but there are hopes people may have survived in air pockets. Nine people were brought out alive while two were found outside the hotel. Rescuers using shovels and saws are considering whether to start using heavy equipment on the buried ruins. Details have emerged of the situation at the hotel…

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Flashy lifestyle lands delhiites in traffic trouble

NEW DELHI: You don’t have to jump a signal to be fined. In 2016, more than 50,000 Delhiites were handed over challans by the police for jazzing up their cars with flashy lights, shiny gadgets, tinted glass and playing loud music. According to police, smoking while driving, playing loud music, using striking number plates, blinding top lights and modifying the car could land you in trouble. Besides penalty, your driving license could also be impounded. A total of 1,000 people were penalised for playing loud music in their cars last…

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