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Suspicious Clouds Over Tennis Matches

Recently reports from Buzzfeed News and BBC have surfaced surprising information on possible throwing of matches by the top 50 tennis players who have been holding their ranks since, the past decade. The names of 16 such players have surfaced from the cache files that deepen the suspicion of the authorities that the integrity of tennis may have been compromised.

Most of these players have won grand slam titles and were still allowed to play matches even though preliminary suspicions had surfaced amongst the authorities.Recently the Tennis Integrity Unit started policing the sport with increased stringency further emphasizing that they stand against all betting related corrupt activities.

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Nigeria All for Free Tertiary Education in Technology and Science

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has attracted much attention on the international stage when announced his Governments bold plan to make tertiary education free for students of technology and science.

He also announced that his government is collaborating with development partners so that a transparent program for conditional cash transfer that may be implemented. This will be directed towards the section of the populace who are the most vulnerable and the poorest.

The full program is set to be unveiled in a few weeks and will be milestone of historic importance not only for his country but for the developing world at large. In course of the announcement as part of his budget speech he said that $1.8 billion will be spent in order to enhance the quality of education.

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How To Make The Most Of Your Feedback Sessions

Denied MBA aspirants have been given a new ray of light to strike gold the second time around through feedback sessions organized by MBA schools to figure out exactly where they might have erred.

This is just another reaffirmation of the fact that business schools do promote re-applications who attain success in the second go. In fact Wharton has previously hinted that re-applicants have an edge over the rest of the pool of applicants.

These sort of sessions are usually brief making it imperative that you make preparations well in advance. List out the pointed questions that will maximize the benefits you get from the session. The following questions are the sort you want to ask.

  •  Were my quantitative abilities a factor? If it is so how to prove my abilities
  • Were my career goals wanting in clarity?
  • Are there any issues with the reasons for which I intend to complete the MBA program?
  • Please let me know the weak areas of my application and your advice to address them respectively?

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Buying Expensive Christmas Gifts In A Hurry?

Initially a month before Christmas, this seems unlikely to be your story. But as the day approaches juggling between work and life, most of us still find a hard time trying to think of the perfect Christmas gift for our loved ones.

So, what do we do? Days before Christmas we rush to Sephora and get that overly priced gift basket of flavored toiletries that our niece will probably never use. Yes, all that thinking you began on August only became futile as you acted on all that thinking only mid-December, the height of Christmas shopping season.

Let’s face it we love the crinkly smiles on our loved ones faces and the sparkle in their eyes when we give them the right gift. That is the reason we enjoy giving gifts so much, more so around this time of the year. But sometimes if our wallet is short on cash or there is an especially extravagant gift you want to give someone special on the list, getting a good bargain can never hurt.Regardless of your situation, saving some money always sounds good for everyone. So here are a few tips on how to save some extra cash while you check that Christmas list.

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The Best Christmas Party In 3 Simple Steps

Most of you may fret at the idea of hosting an elegant Christmas soirée or a simple get-together with cocktails. Imagine all the work and the planning that it will need; needless to mention cooking, cleaning and organizing to take care of.

Some of you may already be breaking into a sweat simply imagining that massive to-do list. This is one Christmas list that is better left for the perfect housewife like Brie from Desperate Housewives to get done, while you binge on the Hors d’oeuvre and eggnog leaving all the heavy lifting to others.

But wait, hosting a Christmas dinner party or get-together might not be such a nightmare after all.Simply follow these easy steps and be the perfect party-host and the envy of neighborhood ladies.

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