Trump administration stymies release of salary, loan debt data from certain colleges, advocates say

Susan Goldman | Bloomberg | Getty Images File photo of an ITT Technical Institute campus in Anaheim, California. At a recent conference on financial aid, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that every school should help its students graduate with high-quality career prospects and little debt. Students should be equipped, she added, with information that allows them to be responsible consumers. “They need to have the best possible tools, data, advice and support,” DeVos said, at the Georgia World Congress Center in late November. Yet at another session at the same…

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Perth Fashion Festival failing to pay invoices, say creatives

WA creatives say the Perth Fashion Festival is failing to pay invoices, but the event’s director has promised they will get their money. People who worked on the Perth Fashion Festival in September and on the Swim+ Resort Series event last weekend have contacted The Sunday Times claiming they have not been paid for their work. But many say they are reluctant to speak publicly because of the insular nature of the WA fashion industry. The Sunday Times has been told this is an ongoing matter with the festival and…

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CAT 2018 Exam Over; Slot 2 Similar To Slot 1 Question Paper, Say Experts

CAT 2018 Exam Over; Slot 2 Similar To Slot 1 Question Paper, Say Experts New Delhi:  CAT 2018 exam was concluded yesterday. The exam was conducted in two slots. As per an expert on CAT preparation, the question papers in both the slots were similar in difficulty level, with the Quantitative Ability section being the toughest section in both the slots. The paper was moderately difficult overall. The breakup of questions was same – that is 27 out of the total 100 questions were non-MCQ. Experts have predicted that 60…

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Say Hello To Tacro- The Taco And Croissant Mashup That’s Going Viral!

It’s the day and age of Instagram foods and crazy and bizarre food mashups. There’s an addition to this tribe of whacky hybrid foods every other day, with social media foodies making it into a trend, within a matter of a few days. Remember the ‘crossushi’- the weird love child of the French croissant and Japanese sushi- that we all had a hard time wrapping our heads around? Well, it seems food innovators can’t get enough of croissant and have now paired it with a very unlikely dish- the Mexican taco! Instagram foodies…

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Say hello to sexy legs

There are hardly any body parts left in the world of contouring! According to make-up professional Meghna Butani, the latest trend is to sculpt your legs with make-up. She says, “This trend isn’t just about applying a highlighter or a bronzer on your thighs or legs to make them look sexy. It’s a full on, detailed layer of make-up done to attain super gorgeous limbs.” Similar to face contouring, Instagrammers are using self-tanners, bronzers and highlighters to chisel their legs. The result? The contouring creates the impression of thinner legs,…

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Will losing health insurance mean more US deaths? Experts say yes

Disability advocates hold a protest outside the office of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on 22 June. Senate Republicans have released their draft healthcare bill. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images View more sharing options Shares 1,258 Mona Chalabi @MonaChalabi email Saturday 24 June 2017 12.00 BST The Republican healthcare bill announced on Thursday would cause thousands of Americans to die each year, according to physicians who study government data. Using national health surveys, doctors and academics have tested whether a lack of health insurance increases the probability of death. Most have concluded…

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Sign Up for Health Care Coverage? ‘Absolutely,’ Experts Say

THE final deadline for enrolling in health insurance for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act is on Tuesday. But with so much turmoil and uncertainty surrounding the law’s future, should consumers bother to shop for coverage? Yes, say policy experts and consumer advocates. Health plans — and subsidies to help low-income consumers pay for premiums — are in place for this year. Healthcare.gov and the state-based insurance marketplaces are open for business, for consumers who do not have job-based coverage and are seeking individual policies. “They absolutely should sign up,”…

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Give peanut-based foods to babies early to prevent allergies, new guidelines say

Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new guidelines suggest. The recommendation comes from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other expert groups. And it advocates a tactic that might seem counterintuitive: To drastically cut the chances of peanut allergy in high-risk babies, parents should introduce “age-appropriate” forms of peanut products early in life. Peanut allergies can be reduced in high-risk children, study suggests Early introduction of peanuts may cut allergy risk in babies:…

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EgyptAir crash: Explosives found on victims, say investigators

Traces of explosives have been found on victims of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May, Egyptian investigators say. A criminal investigation would now begin into the crash of the Airbus A320, the civil aviation ministry said. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo plunged into the sea on 19 May killing all 66 people on board. A source close to the French investigation says they have doubts about Egypt’s latest findings. They told the BBC there had been “difficulties” working with the Egyptian authorities and that their…

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Subramanian Swamy, Asaduddin Owaisi both say they will abide by Supreme Court’s decision on Ram Mandir

NEW DELHI: Fierce opponents BJP MP Subramanian Swamy and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said today they both will accept the decision of the Supreme Court on the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi site, no matter what that decision is. And that’s not all they agreed on. They both were united in their distrust for finance minister Arun Jaitley. Owaisi openly talked about that while Swamy mostly alluded to it. The two were debating at the Times Litfest in Delhi and TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai moderating. “I will accept anything the court…

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