Private education spending in Australia soars ahead of other countries

Boys from a private high school. Australia is among the highest contributors to education spending in the world, at about 6% of gross domestic product. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP The proportion of public money being spent on private schooling in Australia is higher than in any other advanced economy and has increased significantly over the last decade, a new report reveals. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released on Tuesday night its annual education at a glance report, a major compendium of statistics measuring the state of education across the world. The…

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iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 Renders Leaked Ahead of September 12 Launch

We have our first look at what will be the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED variants of the upcoming iPhone XS. HIGHLIGHTS The 2018 iPhone event is slated for September 12 Apple Watch Series 4 is also expected at the event The event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater Apple just sent out invites for one of the most awaited tech events globally – the 2018 iPhone launch – slated for September 12 at the company’s Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. The “Gather Round” teaser issued with the invite does not reveal much…

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New York-style steakhouses are now looking at Japan for expansion, ahead of Olympics

  America is in the midst of an increasingly intense love affair with Japanese beef. Witness Don Wagyu, the new shop in downtown New York devoted exclusively to Japanese beef sandwiches that start at $28. The counter sells around 150 a day, including an average of eight $180 Ozaki “sandos.” But while Japanese diners have enthusiastically embraced Shake Shack, which has grown to nine locations since the first opened in 2015, American steakhouses have been slower to establish themselves. Chains such as Ruth Chris have been in Japan for over…

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Cat S61 With Upgraded FLIR Thermal Camera, Air Quality Sensor Launched Ahead of MWC 2018: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Cat S61 has been launched as the successor to the S60 The new smartphone comes with an upgraded FLIR thermal camera It will go on sale at $999 Cat, the US-based construction machinery manufacturing company, has lent its name to yet another smartphone from Bullitt Mobile – the Cat S61 rugged smartphone, successor to the S60. The new smartphone sports an upgraded thermal camera that is touted to read temperatures up to 400-degree Celsius and includes a laser-assisted distance measurement solution as well as an indoor air quality sensor. It will go…

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Redmi Note 5 Listed Online Ahead of Launch, Xiaomi India Head Teases New ‘i’ Device

Xiaomi has been widely expected to working on the successor of its popular Redmi Note 4, believed to be launched as Redmi Note 5. Now, a Chinese e-commerce retailer Oppomart has listed the Redmi Note 5 with specifications tipping an imminent launch. Xiaomi’s Manu Kumar Jain, VP and Managing Director Xiaomi India has tweeted out teasing the launch of a new product. Redmi Note 5 specifications According to the listed specifications, the alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 OS out-of-the-box. It will…

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Bet on health-care stocks ahead of earnings, trader advises

Health-care stocks have been on a tear, and with Johnson & Johnsonand United Health Group reporting earnings on Tuesday, Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com sees the sector rising even higher. The health-care-tracking ETF (XLV) is already up more than 16 percent year to date, and from a technical standpoint, the XLV is forming a “pattern” that leads Gordon to believe the ETF could hit an all-time high as soon as next month. On a chart of XLV, Gordon points out that the ETF has been making a continuous “uptrend” parallel channel, and there is…

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Gets Listed by Online Retailers Ahead of Official Launch

After being leaked in images and videos last month, Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) smartphone has now popped up on German retail websites even ahead of their official launch. The Galaxy J5 (2017) is currently available for pre-orders on several German online retailers and all of the specifications have now been revealed. As per the specifications listed on German website Conrad, the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) will run Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz 2017 on top and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The smartphone is powered…

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Morneau to sit down with provincial counterparts ahead of health transfer meeting

The provinces and territories appear to be heading for a showdown with the federal government over the future of health funding. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will sit down to dinner with his counterparts this evening, then health ministers will join in talks Monday. On Friday, Morneau called provincial demands for bigger federal health funding transfers “out of the realm” of anything Ottawa would consider. He insists the federal government won’t agree to keep the annual increases in transfers above three per cent, nor will the government raise its share of spending to 25 per cent of provincial health budgets. Ottawa’s plan to reduce…

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Ahadi Kenya to donate food ahead of Christmas

Ahadi Kenya Trust and Lotto foundation will donate foodstuff to poor families nationwide. Food will be distributed in Isiolo, Turkana, Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Meru, Kilifi, Kwale, Tharaka Nithi, West Pokot and Migori counties. Distributing food to households in Chumvi Yere, Isiolo County, on Friday, Ahadi Kenya CEO Stanley Kamau said the food will enable them welcome Christmas comfortably. He also gave out 600 shoes. Mr Kamau also said security will not be realized if communities are poor, uneducated and unemployed. He also donated a motorcycle ambulance to the county. He was…

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Adobe unveils VR, character animation ahead of ”IBC 2016”

New Delhi: Keeping pace with content demands across new and traditional platforms,Adobe on Wednesday unveiled a series of innovations, including virtual reality (VR) and motion graphics which are coming soon in Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud. Adobe will showcase advancements in virtual reality (VR), 3D, motion graphics and character animation supported by tools to deliver, measure and monetise TV and film content across multiple screens during the “IBC 2016” exhibition at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, the Netherlands, from September 9-13. “Adobe is helping video creators of all…

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