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  • Toronto Star

    Ontario’s new sex education curriculum is long overdue: Editorial

    February 23, 2015 Ontario's new sex-education curriculum is long overdue and very welcome. Education Minister Liz Sandals presents the revised Health and Physical Education curriculum at a press conference at Queen's Park in Toronto Feb. 23. The Ontario government can hardly be accused of rushing its new sex education curriculum into schools willy nilly. The curriculum, made public on Monday, has been eight years in the making. Read on

  • Toronto Star

    Ontario’s new sex education curriculum is long overdue: Editorial

    February 23, 2015 Ontario's new sex-education curriculum is long overdue and very welcome. Education Minister Liz Sandals presents the revised Health and Physical Education curriculum at a press conference at Queen's Park in Toronto Feb. 23. The Ontario government can hardly be accused of rushing its new sex education curriculum into schools willy nilly. The curriculum, made public on Monday, has been eight years in the making. Read on

  • The Hindu

    President Pranab Mukherjee speech to the joint session of parliament

    February 23, 2015 New Delhi : 23.02.2015 Honourable Members, 1. In this New Year full of aspirations and hope, I welcome you to the Joint Sitting of the Two Houses of the Parliament with the belief that your deliberations will be productive and useful. 2. Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee had said, "the greatest strength of India is her rich spiritual and civilizational heritage". The core values of our civilization emphasize universal good - welfare of all human beings. Read on

  • The Hindu

    President Pranab Mukherjee speech to the joint session of parliament

    February 23, 2015 New Delhi : 23.02.2015 Honourable Members, 1. In this New Year full of aspirations and hope, I welcome you to the Joint Sitting of the Two Houses of the Parliament with the belief that your deliberations will be productive and useful. 2. Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee had said, "the greatest strength of India is her rich spiritual and civilizational heritage". The core values of our civilization emphasize universal good - welfare of all human beings. Read on

  • The Atlantic

    Virtual Education: Genuine Benefits or Real-Time Demerits?

    February 20, 2015 Twenty-six states operate publicly funded online schools, many of which don't have safeguards that prevent kids from cheating. Last August, Dalia Ahmed, a former student of mine, was eager to begin her final year at Miami Arts Charter School in Miami, Florida. As a talented young poet who had already won numerous national awards for her work, she was on track to graduate as one of the top five members of her class. Read on

  • The Atlantic

    Virtual Education: Genuine Benefits or Real-Time Demerits?

    February 20, 2015 Twenty-six states operate publicly funded online schools, many of which don't have safeguards that prevent kids from cheating. Last August, Dalia Ahmed, a former student of mine, was eager to begin her final year at Miami Arts Charter School in Miami, Florida. As a talented young poet who had already won numerous national awards for her work, she was on track to graduate as one of the top five members of her class. Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Pinterest Seeks $11 Billion Valuation With New Funding

    February 18, 2015 Scrapbooking website is in talks to raise $500 million Investors in Pinterest Inc. are doubling down on the image-bookmarking site with a new round of funding at a rich valuation. Pinterest is in talks to raise $500 million in a round of funding expected to value the five-year-old company at around $11 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Pinterest Seeks $11 Billion Valuation With New Funding

    February 18, 2015 Scrapbooking website is in talks to raise $500 million Investors in Pinterest Inc. are doubling down on the image-bookmarking site with a new round of funding at a rich valuation. Pinterest is in talks to raise $500 million in a round of funding expected to value the five-year-old company at around $11 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Feds Propose to Protect 39,655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East Coast

    February 17, 2015 For Immediate Release Feds Propose to Protect 39,655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East Coast WASHINGTON - In response to the efforts of conservation and wildlife protection groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service today proposed to protect 39,655 square miles as critical habitat for North Atlantic right whales. Only about 450 of the critically endangered whales exist today, and without additional protections the species faces... Read on

  • The Hindu

    Growth in export of agri products slides

    February 17, 2015 TOPICS agriculture Growth in exports of agricultural products is seen sliding, causing a concern. Decline in commodity prices, glut in global markets, and import ban by several countries have led to a slowdown in agri exports, after registering a consistent growth.. According to available data, the year-on-year growth in agricultural exports has reduced considerably in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Read on

  • The Hindu

    Growth in export of agri products slides

    February 17, 2015 TOPICS agriculture Growth in exports of agricultural products is seen sliding, causing a concern. Decline in commodity prices, glut in global markets, and import ban by several countries have led to a slowdown in agri exports, after registering a consistent growth.. According to available data, the year-on-year growth in agricultural exports has reduced considerably in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Read on

  • The Hindu

    Growth in export of agri products slides

    February 17, 2015 TOPICS agriculture Growth in exports of agricultural products is seen sliding, causing a concern. Decline in commodity prices, glut in global markets, and import ban by several countries have led to a slowdown in agri exports, after registering a consistent growth.. According to available data, the year-on-year growth in agricultural exports has reduced considerably in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Read on

  • The Hindu

    Growth in export of agri products slides

    February 17, 2015 TOPICS agriculture Growth in exports of agricultural products is seen sliding, causing a concern. Decline in commodity prices, glut in global markets, and import ban by several countries have led to a slowdown in agri exports, after registering a consistent growth.. According to available data, the year-on-year growth in agricultural exports has reduced considerably in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Read on

  • The Hindu

    Growth in export of agri products slides

    February 17, 2015 TOPICS agriculture Growth in exports of agricultural products is seen sliding, causing a concern. Decline in commodity prices, glut in global markets, and import ban by several countries have led to a slowdown in agri exports, after registering a consistent growth.. According to available data, the year-on-year growth in agricultural exports has reduced considerably in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Read on

  • The Hindu

    Growth in export of agri products slides

    February 17, 2015 TOPICS agriculture Growth in exports of agricultural products is seen sliding, causing a concern. Decline in commodity prices, glut in global markets, and import ban by several countries have led to a slowdown in agri exports, after registering a consistent growth.. According to available data, the year-on-year growth in agricultural exports has reduced considerably in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Read on

  • The Hindu

    Growth in export of agri products slides

    February 17, 2015 TOPICS agriculture Growth in exports of agricultural products is seen sliding, causing a concern. Decline in commodity prices, glut in global markets, and import ban by several countries have led to a slowdown in agri exports, after registering a consistent growth.. According to available data, the year-on-year growth in agricultural exports has reduced considerably in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Feds Propose to Protect 39,655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East Coast

    February 17, 2015 For Immediate Release Feds Propose to Protect 39,655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East Coast WASHINGTON - In response to the efforts of conservation and wildlife protection groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service today proposed to protect 39,655 square miles as critical habitat for North Atlantic right whales. Only about 450 of the critically endangered whales exist today, and without additional protections the species faces... Read on

  • The Hindu

    Growth in export of agri products slides

    February 17, 2015 TOPICS agriculture Growth in exports of agricultural products is seen sliding, causing a concern. Decline in commodity prices, glut in global markets, and import ban by several countries have led to a slowdown in agri exports, after registering a consistent growth.. According to available data, the year-on-year growth in agricultural exports has reduced considerably in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Read on

  • The Independent

    Ed Miliband: Boosting the prosperity of working families is the key to Britain’s industrial revival

    February 15, 2015 Mr Miliband will insist it is essential for all social groups to become better-off in order for their wealth to ripple outwards and drive economic growth Drawing inspiration from Barack Obama's pledge to build the American economy from the "middle out", Ed Miliband will today insist that boosting the prosperity of working families on average incomes is the key to Britain's industrial revival. Read on

  • The Independent

    Ed Miliband: Boosting the prosperity of working families is the key to Britain’s industrial revival

    February 15, 2015 Mr Miliband will insist it is essential for all social groups to become better-off in order for their wealth to ripple outwards and drive economic growth Drawing inspiration from Barack Obama's pledge to build the American economy from the "middle out", Ed Miliband will today insist that boosting the prosperity of working families on average incomes is the key to Britain's industrial revival. Read on

  • The Independent

    Ed Miliband: Boosting the prosperity of working families is the key to Britain’s industrial revival

    February 15, 2015 Mr Miliband will insist it is essential for all social groups to become better-off in order for their wealth to ripple outwards and drive economic growth Drawing inspiration from Barack Obama's pledge to build the American economy from the "middle out", Ed Miliband will today insist that boosting the prosperity of working families on average incomes is the key to Britain's industrial revival. Read on

  • The Independent

    Ed Miliband: Boosting the prosperity of working families is the key to Britain’s industrial revival

    February 15, 2015 Mr Miliband will insist it is essential for all social groups to become better-off in order for their wealth to ripple outwards and drive economic growth Drawing inspiration from Barack Obama's pledge to build the American economy from the "middle out", Ed Miliband will today insist that boosting the prosperity of working families on average incomes is the key to Britain's industrial revival. Read on

  • The Independent

    Ed Miliband: Boosting the prosperity of working families is the key to Britain’s industrial revival

    February 15, 2015 Mr Miliband will insist it is essential for all social groups to become better-off in order for their wealth to ripple outwards and drive economic growth Drawing inspiration from Barack Obama's pledge to build the American economy from the "middle out", Ed Miliband will today insist that boosting the prosperity of working families on average incomes is the key to Britain's industrial revival. Read on

  • The Independent

    Ed Miliband: Boosting the prosperity of working families is the key to Britain’s industrial revival

    February 15, 2015 Mr Miliband will insist it is essential for all social groups to become better-off in order for their wealth to ripple outwards and drive economic growth Drawing inspiration from Barack Obama's pledge to build the American economy from the "middle out", Ed Miliband will today insist that boosting the prosperity of working families on average incomes is the key to Britain's industrial revival. Read on

  • The Independent

    Ed Miliband: Boosting the prosperity of working families is the key to Britain’s industrial revival

    February 15, 2015 Mr Miliband will insist it is essential for all social groups to become better-off in order for their wealth to ripple outwards and drive economic growth Drawing inspiration from Barack Obama's pledge to build the American economy from the "middle out", Ed Miliband will today insist that boosting the prosperity of working families on average incomes is the key to Britain's industrial revival. Read on

  • The Independent

    Ed Miliband: Boosting the prosperity of working families is the key to Britain’s industrial revival

    February 15, 2015 Mr Miliband will insist it is essential for all social groups to become better-off in order for their wealth to ripple outwards and drive economic growth Drawing inspiration from Barack Obama's pledge to build the American economy from the "middle out", Ed Miliband will today insist that boosting the prosperity of working families on average incomes is the key to Britain's industrial revival. Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • Common Dreams

    Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society

    February 14, 2015 Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society--from the local to the global. In an era of politics characterised by unconstrained corporate lobbying, a well-oiled 'revolving... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

  • The Christian Science Monitor

    Learning God’s love through loving

    February 11, 2015 Valentine's Day is often linked with romantic love, although many people all over the world make it a special day to show friends, family, colleagues, and even pets the love and affection they feel for them. But sometimes love seems palpably absent. Maybe it has turned sour or fizzled out; maybe hurt feelings are running the show. Most of us at one time or another have yearned to find a more lasting sense of comfort - a love that doesn't come... Read on

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