Month: October 2021

MONEY MATTERS: Economy And Investment

As investment is highly important for an individual or household, investments are also important for the broader economy.

There is interdependence between the household sector and other sectors of the economy, such as the corporate sector. For example, in the act of saving, households are not buying the goods and services that firms sell. However, by saving, households are placing money in financial institutions and this provides a potential source of funds for firms to expand and to invest themselves.

Governments also have an interest in household savings. One reason for this is that governments often spend more than the

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Oxford courses on 12 rare Jewish languages aim to keep heritages alive

JTA — In April, the language-learning app Duolingo added its 40th language to its program arsenal: Yiddish. A couple of decades ago, it would have been unthinkable for a mainstream non-Jewish language program to offer an expansive, comprehensive course in Yiddish. But Duolingo’s Yiddish addition only serves to reflect the increased global interest in learning a language that once had as many as 12 million speakers.

Ladino, a Romance language of Sephardic Jews still spoken by hundreds of thousands worldwide, has also garnered much interest in recent years. Ladino classes, both online and in-person, are widely available to

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Five top Kannywood actors who contested political offices but lost

Kannywood is a bubbling movie industry in Northern Nigeria and one of the largest in the country.

The industry has produced many great minds. A lot of Kannywood stars have ventured into other areas of life to probably test their popularity beyond the screen.

In this piece, Daily Trust takes a look at five Kannywood who went into politics.


The gifted actor, scriptwriter and producer, Hamisu Lamido Iyantama, is one of the pioneers of the industry. He remains a household name till date.

The founder of Iyantama Multimedia contested for gubernatorial position in Kano State in 2007

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Named for Rappahannock admiral, Marocchi Memorial Scholarship now open | Latest News

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Marocchi served in the U.S. Navy for decades in a career that spanned World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. A recipient of the Purple Heart and Legion of Merit, the Admiral was one of the few Navy officers to complete Army Airborne training.

He also served as a trustee of the Virginia War Memorial for more than 15 years.

He was born Gianluigi Marocchi in Bologna, Italy and arrived in the United States at the age of 2. Marocchi graduated from high school at the age of

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Aurangabad: Student’s wait for scholarship exam results continues | Aurangabad News

AURANGABAD: Lakhs of students from Classes V to VIII in the state are still awaiting the results of the scholarship examinations that were held on August 12 after being repeatedly postponed.
Every year, middle school and high school scholarship exams for Classes V and VIII respectively are conducted by the Maharashtra State Council of Examinations (MSCE), which is the competent authority. More than 10 lakh students appear for these tests.
Pointing out an already disrupted schedule of the scholarship tests, educational activists, on behalf of the parents, have questioned the delay in declaring the results.
“The scholarship examinations use the
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Why the U.S.-China duo is the most significant, and perilous, bilateral relationship in history

The U.S. and China represent the most significant – and potentially most perilous – bilateral relationship in human history.  Given that reality, neither side is managing their rising tensions with adequate skill or durable strategy.

That’s the way Stephen Heintz of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund put it in a conversation with me a couple of days ago. It is also the subtext of conversations I’ve had with world leaders visiting Washington, D.C. this week for the IMF and World Bank meetings.

U.S.-Soviet relations defined the Cold War, with both sides fielding the unprecedented nuclear capability to devastate each other, and

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The race to find India’s hidden languages

Around this time, he came across a taxi driver who used to work for the district magistrate in Odisha. Whenever the district magistrate used to go for a visit in the villages, the driver preferred talking to the villagers rather than sitting in his car.

“Over the years, he had mastered four languages and he had constructed grammar for those four languages and had collected folk songs and stories,” says Devy. “It was material that was worthy of giving him a doctorate, maybe two doctorates.”

Devy has come across several such people, including a schoolteacher in Gujarat who documented an

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Politics of direct and indirect primaries

By Ayodele Okunfolami

INCLUDED in the Electoral Reform Bill 2021 passed by the Senate on Tuesday, is the approval that political parties in Nigeria should adopt direct primaries to choose candidates for all elective positions and that they should be monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

For simple definitions, a direct primary is one whereby members of a political party choose their party’s candidates while an indirect primary is one whereby party members elect delegates from among themselves who in turn decide the party’s flagbearers for upcomingelections.

With the atmosphere already warming up for the 2023 general elections, some

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COVID-19: NGO gives 13 indigent pupils scholarship

By Elizabeth Osayande

IN a bid to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and having the belief that no pupil should be left out of school on account of lack of basic amenities, Empowering Africans Through Education Initiative, EAE, has awarded scholarship to 13 pupils selected across public and low-income private schools in Lagos State. 

The beneficiaries got selected based on these criteria: Currently enrolled in primary 4 or 5 as of the time of the nomination; the best pupil in primary four (4) or five (5); economically disadvantaged but with a good academic track record; and Interest in

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