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Venice floods show Europe needs sustainable finance to avoid disaster

In November last year, high winds combined with a seasonal high tide put much of Venice under water as well as causing the devastating loss of life and destruction elsewhere in Italy. The Venetian floods had a high cost both to the local economy and to priceless cultural heritage including St Mark’s Basilica. Work to install innovative underwater flood barriers ... Read More »

My Nation My Vote: Education system needs change

Devarshi Manishkumar Barot, 23, student. (HT/PHOTO) Name Devarshi Manishkumar Barot, 23, student Did you vote in previous elections? I was very excited when I voted for the first time in 2014. As a citizen of the country, I think it is my responsibility to vote What issues have mattered to you in the past? Affordable housing, education for all, development ... Read More »

Why India Needs to Avoid US-Like Digital Divide at All Costs

HIGHLIGHTS Uber is still rolling out to parts of the US today Other services are also similarly geographically limited For India to truly leapfrog the West, the focus must be on ‘Bharat’ A term that we often hear about is the digital divide, which exists between the developed West, and countries like India. It’s meant to express the difference in access ... Read More »

Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Government spending and foreign debt are too high and it needs structural reform, Zimbabwe mission chief Gene Leon told Reuters news agency. The country’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to grow the economy and provide “jobs, ... Read More »

Workforce technology gap needs to be addressed now

State leaders, from the education community to the Legislature and governor, recognize that our workforce faces a significant skill and preparedness gap when it comes to proficiency in the fields of information technology. While there are multiple public and private organizations working to address these needs, I think most would agree that solutions aren’t being implemented quickly enough or in ... Read More »

Higher education needs autonomy for excellence, not more regulation

In this age of information and technology, complete information is available on social and digital media. Students and their parents spend a considerable time in comparing and contrasting institutions in terms of numerous parameters such as infrastructure, curriculum, learning outcomes and placements(Getty Images/iStockphoto) Regulation in education has been introduced since governments in developing countries presume higher education also to be ... Read More »

Special needs education: giving children every chance

Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire or decades, Government policy towards children with special needs was one of denial and neglect. There was little policy or legislation. Most education was carried out by religious orders. Even as late as the 1990s, the State argued that certain groups of children with intellectual disabilities were “ineducable”. Thankfully, much has changed since. A series of ... Read More »

Why Twitter Needs to Constantly Change to Create a Positive User Experience (Watch)

Twitter Takes Steps To Subdue Online Trolls Dog Food Recalled Due To Possible Euthanasia Drug Contamination Watch Hydras Regrow Their Entire Bodies Vizio Had Smart TVs Spy On Their Owners To Sell The Data With all the 140-character sentiments being shared online these days, there are bound to be a few that cross over the line and become hateful or ... Read More »

9 Bookkeeping Apps Your Small Business Needs to Succeed

One of the most common causes of business failure is inadequate financing. But, let’s be honest, sending out invoices, keeping track of expenses, doing the weekly payroll and filing taxes can be incredibly challenging when your mind is on business growth. No matter how vital these tasks, they are tedious and can consume more of your time and resources than ... Read More »

IT Company’s Cloud-ready Transition Tied to Client Needs, Technology Trends

James Farhat, CEO of Applications Consulting Training Solutions, an ISV and technology solution provider based in Jacksonville, Fla., spoke with Small Business Trends regarding his experience in becoming a cloud-ready IT company and in transitioning his clientele to the cloud. Farhat said that his company’s transition has evolved alongside the needs of his customers and changing technology trends. “Our transition ... Read More »