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How I Plan to Cover the World’s Most Exciting Travel Region as Skift’s New Asia Editor

It occurred to me that I might be in trouble. Because Asia is a huge continent to cover! It occupies a third of the world’s land area and its 4.5 billion person population is bigger than that of the other continents combined. Skift’s new Asia editor Raini Hamdi And then there’s me, located in a tiny red dot on the world map, Singapore, covering the whole of Asia for Skift. The continent I’m covering is also not a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, to borrow Ang Lee’s film title. It is…

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Week Plan App Aims to Stop Small Business Owners from Feeling Overwhelmed

Week Plan is a weekly planner and task manager being marketed to small business owners who may feel like they have a bit too much on their plate. The app seeks to ratchet down that overwhelmed feeling by steering you to the tasks that matter most, instead of trying to get everything done. The subscription-based software represents one option for small business owners to improve their time management skills. Small Business Trends spoke with Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli founder of Week Plan to find out how the software works for small businesses. He’s a software engineer…

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How to lose belly fat, make these simple changes in your diet, workout plan

Belly fat may be tougher to lose than fat in other areas of your body. But there is a reason why you must work harder to get rid of it: associated with it are a host of illnesses, be it cancer, lung disease, and heart disease. Luke Coutinho, holistic nutritionist and founder, Purenutrition.me, says that even working out religiously at the gym may not be enough to lose pesky belly fat. “We often find it difficult to reduce belly fat because it is not just about quantity and choice of exercise, but also…

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Pawan Hans’ regional chopper services plan hit by divestment process

State-run Pawan Hans’ plan to launch helicopters under the regional connectivity scheme Udan have run into rough weather amid the ongoing disinvestment process and non-availability of choppers, the company’s union has alleged. Pawan Hans, in which the government has proposed to sell its entire 51 per cent stake to private players, has the mandate to fly on 11 routes across Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Uttarakhand under phase two of Udan scheme. Oil sector behemoth ONGC holds the remaining 49 per cent in the mini-ratna PSU. It has a fleet…

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Labour reveals its $4 billion education plan

Labour will pour an extra $4 billion dollars into the education sector over the next four years if it’s voted into Government this election. It’s promising to pump $1.8 billion into the industry to deliver more teachers and resources, provide better professional development and help the sector meet rising costs. Labour leader Andrew Little said “After years of underfunding for education including a funding freeze there’s no question that the teaching profession, the schools, the education system is under pressure.” As part of the party’s education manifesto early childhood centres…

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How to Lose Weight for Valentine’s Day: 5-Day Diet Plan

As Valentine’s Day approaches us, we suddenly start weighing ourselves in order to fit in the most gorgeous dress that we have specially bought for that lovely occasion. We want to shed all the extra inches and that too quickly. But the magic wand does no wonders when it comes to losing weight! Don’t fret because we have exactly what you’ve been looking for. We asked Nutritionist Dr. Rupali Datta to create a 5-day detox diet plan just for you that will help you lose few inches, make you feel…

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