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EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite lived up to the superlatives made for them, and the sector has had trouble coming up with more innovative ideas for a while. But that appears to be changing if ...

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Out of this world: NASA captures stunning snap of colorful Crab Nebula (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

NASA has released a spectacular image of the majestic Crab Nebula in the constellation of Taurus. The image is a composite of a series captured by the agency’s x-ray, optical and infrared satellites. First recorded by astronomers in 1054 AD, the Crab Nebula was formed when a star exhausted its supply of nuclear fuel and collapsed. Now, it is powered ...

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‘Dick Pound is chief instigator of sanctions against Russia ’ – world champion hurdler Shubenkov

World champion hurdler Sergey Shubenkov of Russia has said that the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Dick Pound, is the mastermind of sanctions on Russian sport. “There is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Dick Pound, who is the main instigator of anti-Russian sanctions in sport,” the 2015 world 110m hurdles champion was quoted as saying by ...

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‘It’s not that important’ – Russian football legend on UK officials’ World Cup snub

Russian Football Union (RFU) vice president Nikita Simonyan says he doesn’t consider the decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to ban British officials from attending the Russia 2018 World Cup “important.” Read more Soviet football icon Simonyan, who won an Olympic gold medal and reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup, called for sport to not become mixed ...

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Own goal: UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirms Prince Wills World Cup no go

UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Wednesday that no ministers or members of the Royal family will travel to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia this summer, including President of the English FA Prince William. May also said 23 diplomats will be expelled from Russia in retaliation for the country’s suspected involvement in the nerve-agent attack on former British spy ...

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‘Unable to forgive us for winning right to host World Cup’: Russia responds to UK boycott threats

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says British media are “unable to forgive” the country for winning the right to host the FIFA 2018 World Cup. It comes amid threats of boycotting the event from UK outlets. Read more The ministry was responding to calls in the UK to shun the event in retaliation for Russia’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of former ...

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Russian figure skater Medvedeva out of world champs due to recurring leg injury

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia will miss the upcoming World Figure Skating Championship in Milan, Italy, to have treatment on a leg injury she suffered before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. “Following a detailed medical examination, doctors recommended Evgenia Medvedeva skip the championships. She will be replaced by Stanislava Konstantinova, who was the first reserve skater in the ...

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Russian 13yo skater outscores Zagitova with ‘unofficial world record’ in junior world champs win

Thirteen-year-old Russian figure skater Aleksandra Trusova became the first female skater to land two quads in a program on Saturday on her way to winning the 2018 ISU World Junior Championships. Trusova’s technical score of 92.35 points – an unofficial world record – was 11 points higher than fellow Russian Alina Zagitova’s gold medal-winning total at the recent PyeongChang 2018 ...

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‘Psychiatric test? World needs more Dutertes!’ Manila hits back at UN rights chief

Manila has accused the UN human rights chief of being played by certain parties to “unseat” President Rodrigo Duterte, after Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called on the Philippines’ leader to submit himself to a “psychiatric evaluation.” On Friday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein called on the UN Human Rights Council to take a stand against Duterte’s ...

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Eye in the sky: Russia 2018 World Cup venues as seen from satellite (VIDEO)

Those getting ready to visit Russia for the 2018 World Cup now have a chance to get a view from above. 12 stadiums in 11 cities have been captured on spectacular satellite images, gathered in RT’s Ruptly agency compilation. Satellite images show arenas, set to host the matches of this summer’s World Cup. Stylish Fisht Stadium on the Black Sea, ...

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