Mountain College earns national rankings from U.S. News and World Report

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PIPPA PASSES, Ky. (WYMT) – A mountain college received rankings in seven categories from a national publication.

Alice Lloyd College earned rankings from the 2021 U.S. News and World Report of Best Colleges. Nationally, among all colleges and universities, Alice Lloyd College was ranked 4th for selectivity with an acceptance rate of seven percent and 4th for alumni giving rate.

The report also ranked Alice Lloyd College 1st among all Regional Colleges and Universities for alumni giving rate, 4th for Best Value Schools among Southern Regional Colleges, 26th overall among Best Regional Colleges South and first among all Regional Colleges and Universities for Selectively with an acceptance rate of seven percent. The college was also in the top 15 in the South for Social Mobility.

U.S. News and World Report evaluates institutions based on several standards including academic quality and financial statistics.

“About 25 percent of that ranking is based

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Why India needs to be a model to the world on Covid vaccine delivery

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The pressures of the pandemic have fallen hardest on developing countries with weak governments. They’re struggling to determine who is being infected and why, and to mitigate the economic impact of lockdowns and social distancing measures. If dealing with Covid-19 is stressing those states, however, the effort required to end the pandemic may exhaust them.

Speaking to the Financial Times this week, the Indian vaccine manufacturer Adar Poonawalla — whose Serum Institute of India plans to produce a billion doses of an eventual vaccine, far in excess of any of its competitors — warned that vaccinating “everyone on this planet” poses an enormous governance challenge. He says there’s no “proper plan on paper” for distributing any successful vaccine; Serum may well provide 500 million doses to an Indian government that has no way to get them to people. And India’s infant immunization program has

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Widow whose son was allegedly killed by Osun police officer month to graduation cries, says “world has ended”

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The mother of 20-year-old Ayomide Taiwo, has narrated her ordeal after an officer from the Osun State Police Command allegedly killed her son over alleged N50 bribe.

Ayomide, a fashion designer died on August 9, 2020, days after one Inspector Ago Egharevba, attached to Obokun Divisional Police Headquarters, hit him on the head with the butt of his gun.

The Widow, Yemisi Taiwo weeping while narrating her ordeal said that her husband died a few months after Ayomide was born on September 8, 2000 in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State and since then, the care of the family fell on her shoulders.

Due to lack of financial resources Ayomide discontinued his education and enrolled as an apprentice with a fashion designer in the same town towards the end of 2016. At the end of the training in 2019, he embarked on petty sewing to raise funds for

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‘Mulan’ is being released this weekend, and it may have to conquer the world

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The movie industry grew up in Hollywood, but this iconic American institution is now relying on the rest of the world as it seeks to recover from a pandemic that has devastated the global box office.



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For years, Hollywood has focused on the domestic box office as the heart of a film’s financial life. But as the international market has matured, its grosses have become critical to studios’ profitability. For now at least, thanks to the pandemic, the US role in the equation is diminished even further.

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Studios are hoping that international revenue can help sustain the movie industry while the US struggles to regain its footing after a fumbled coronavirus response. With theatrical exhibition in the US only now lurching back to life, revenue from other countries — especially China, but also Europe — is the most closely watched barometer for the industry.

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India sets world record for daily coronavirus infections

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India sets world record for daily coronavirus infections

By
Wasantha Rupasinghe

4 September 2020

India reported a disastrous 83,883 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday—the highest daily total of any country since the pandemic began. When taken together with a death toll increasing by approximately 1,000 per day, it is manifestly evident that the Indian ruling elite has failed abysmally to contain the pandemic.

The ill-prepared, ten-week nationwide lockdown imposed by the right-wing government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, beginning on March 25, had devastating social consequences for hundreds of millions of workers and their families, while failing to halt the pandemic’s spread. This was above all because the ruling elite failed to use the time gained by the lockdown to invest in the country’s chronically underfunded health care system, and establish a strong network of testing and contact tracing to combat the virus. Additionally, it refused to provide and organize

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Using Innovative Finance to Increase Refugee Resettlement – World

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Executive Summary

Today, 1.4 million refugees urgently await resettle­ment. Unlike the rest of the world’s 26 million refu­gees, they have been designated by the United Nations (UN) as having vulnerabilities that cannot be addressed in their host countries. They are therefore waiting to be moved from the country hosting them to a third country willing to grant them permanent settlement. But less than a tenth of these people will be resettled this year; people are joining the queue faster than they leave it. The global community is failing in its duty to ensure their safety.

Even more concerning, resettlement seems to have slipped off the international agenda. Attention has moved squarely to efforts to help refugees integrate in their host countries, which, although important, is not suitable for these 1.4 million people. In part the shift away from resettlement is occurring because politi­cians and the media (even those who are

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Canada Finance Minister Resigns Amid Friction With Trudeau and Charity Scandal | World News

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By Steve Scherer and Julie Gordon

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s finance minister resigned on Monday amid friction with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over spending policies and after coming under fire for his ties to a charity tapped to run a student grant program.

Bill Morneau said he would not run for parliament again and would instead seek to become the next secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Just last week, Trudeau had expressed confidence in his finance minister as rumors swirled of a rift between the two men. Morneau, 57, has been in the job since Trudeau’s Liberals took power in 2015.

“This morning I went to the prime minister and I tendered my resignation,” Morneau told reporters at a hastily arranged news conference on Monday evening.

“It’s appropriate that the prime minister find someone with a longer term approach for the role, since I’m

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World Personal Finance Software Industry 2020-2024 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “World Personal Finance Software Industry 2020-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global personal finance software market is poised to grow by $191.74 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period.

This report provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

The market is driven by the growing dependency on the Internet, need to track and manage income and optimized performance. The study identifies the availability of mobile applications as one of the prime reasons driving the personal finance software market growth during the next few years. Also, SaaS-based application scheduling software and availability of fully-automated solutions will lead to sizable demand in the

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World Bank’s ‘likely’ to project steeper contraction in the Indian economy than before

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As coronavirus cases continue to surge in India, restricting several economic activities, the World Bank may project a steeper contraction of the Indian economy for the current financial year, revised from the previous estimate of 3.2 per cent.

In its report ‘India Development Update’ for July 2020, the World Bank said that amid rapidly evolving conditions, projections made in May are likely to be revised as new information is incorporated, especially as the daily number of cases continues to increase resulting in several states and districts re-imposing lockdowns, and available high frequency indicators show that the economy has not yet reverted to baseline.

In May, the World Bank had projected the Indian economy to contract by 3.2 per cent in FY 2020-21, and predicted rebound slowly in the next fiscal.

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In its report released on Wednesday, the World Bank said that in the current, rapidly evolving context these projections
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