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Social media for public employees

Social media is a virtual world that can have real-life consequences. Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms are considered public space, and controversial statements from employees can have negative effects on their employer.  The Times inquired about social media policies at local municipalities, police and fire departments, school districts and a private business. Fire department  Fire Chief Ryan Volz said they’ve had issues in the past with firefighters posting inappropriate things on Facebook. He’s gotten a few calls from residents complaining about firefighters’ online conduct.  “Being in the public eye…

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Parents must fight for choice in education

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring this week, Jan. 20-26, as National School Choice Week. The proclamation expresses concern about performance of U.S. students in international surveys: 24th in reading; 25th in science; 40th in math. And it ascribes the cause of these disappointing statistics to the “consequences of the limitations imposed by a largely one-size-fits-all approach to education.” It makes all the sense in the world to appreciate the value of bringing the marketplace and competition to education. Free markets serve us extremely well in delivering goods and…

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Investment for child: Birla MF Bal Bhavishya NFO – Is it amongst the best plans for children related investment?

There aren’t many MF schemes targeting needs such as arranging down payment for a home loan, children education and marriage needs or one’s own retirement. When it comes to investments for child, most parents are in a fix and unable to find a dedicated investment for meeting financial goals of the children. However, for specific goals, such as child education, it helps to earmark the funds towards it and not run the risk of making a premature exit before the goal is met. Mutual funds that are child-focused schemes may…

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Finally, Justice Served: 2 Nursing Students Arrested For Beating 16 Puppies To Death In Kolkata

You probably have come across the heart-wrenching. Two unidentified women brutally attacking puppies. It launched a FB page asking for justice for the puppies and sparked a social media outrage. After 16 dead puppies were found wrapped outside a Kolkata hospital earlier this week, two nursing students have been arrested in connection with the case. Moutushi Mondal and Shoma Burman, both in their early twenties, were arrested after the video went viral on social media. The puppies were found dead at the parking lot of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital….

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5 top investment options for millennials in 2019

Successful investing is about managing risk, not avoiding it, said Benjamin Graham, a British-born American investor who was known for his theories on investment. His quote has become a mantra for several Indian millennials who seek exciting investment opportunities in lieu of textbook options. Experts explain that the herd mentality’ in investment, where children follow the path shown by parents, has witnessed a sharp reduction. It indicates that young investors are now looking for diverse options rather than opting for traditional fixed deposit or tax-saving post office schemes. Most youngsters…

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Michael Phelps to be honored for destigmatizing mental health

Famed Olympian Michael Phelps is about to add yet another accolade to his trophy room, and he’ll be coming to Boston to accept it. The Ruderman Family Foundation, a locally based nonprofit whose work advocates for disability inclusion, just announced it has named the repeat-gold medalist as the newest recipient of its annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion. The highly decorated swimmer has been selected as this year’s honoree because of the strides he’s made in opening up about his personal battle with depression and anxiety, encouraging others to seek help and exercise…

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