Why rich students get more financial aid than poor ones

Rankings are always partially based on performance metrics: U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, for example, take into account academic success and high SAT scores. Wealthier students tend to perform better on SATs, according to an assessment of SAT results by the Brookings Institution.

Liverpool make U-turn on UK virus financial aid

Fellow top-flight teams Tottenham, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich have already furloughed staff, but it was Liverpool — who made pre-tax profits of £42 million for the 2018-19 season — that came in for the most criticism, in part due to their reputation as a club with a strong bond to the working-class community on Merseyside.

HCM City provides financial relief to poor, unemployed people

HCM City (VNA) – As many as 9,000 poor and near-poor households in Ho Chi Minh City that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive monthly relief payments of 1 million VND (42 USD) each for three months, starting in April, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. Up […]

Colleges suffering huge financial blows from pandemic

Other schools are postponing campus maintenance and asking faculty to cancel future travel, but some say layoffs are unavoidable. At Miami University in Ohio, which is bracing for a 20% drop in new students, officials are drafting plans that would cut half or all of the school’s visiting assistant professors.

These 20 Groups Are Offering Aid to Artists in Need

The Blues Foundation: The Blues Foundation has set up the COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund to provide aid to full-time blues musicians whose revenue streams have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is intended to assist with essential needs such as food, rent, utilities, and phone and car payments.

Industry body wants R&D Tax Incentive Bill pulled in the wake of COVID-19

SEE ALSOIndustry body labels Australia’s R&D tax incentive Bill as ‘unduly diluted’Senate committee asks R&D tax incentive Bill be refined before it’s passedTelstra fears it could be ‘punished’ by pending R&D lawsOmbudsman calls for reforms to R&D tax incentive processesISA calls for equal attention to be paid to non-R&D innovationFintech Australia wants eligibility of R&D […]

Blockchain to embrace the future of Homo-Robo Sapiens: Rajesh Dhuddu, Tech Mahindra

Blockchain has a great potential to foster Peer to Peer collaboration by digitizing the trust which was hitherto provided by intermediaries. This Peer to Peer Collaboration will usher in several new business models and benefits such as greater asset utilization for e.g. cars leading to lower emissions and higher social good.Last year Tech Mahindra signed […]

Future of EU in Jeopardy Over Lack of Financial Response to COVID-19 Crunch, Spanish Ministers Warn

The European Union’s future is in limbo as long as it cannot come up with a set of comprehensive financial roadmaps to effectively combat the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout, Spanish officials warned Wednesday, as EU talks on greater economic support to the economically-ailing countries bore no fruit.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar calls for speeding up disbursement of aide to those affected by lockdown

At a high-level meeting he chaired to review the coronavirus situation, Kumar noted that 3.80 lakh requests for aide have been received from migrant workers stranded in other states and financial assistance of Rs 1,000 each has been provided to 1.42 lakh by way of direct cash transfer.

Aides hope to give Trump his economic ‘big bang’ starting in May

“You don’t want to let up at a time that’s premature, but right now we are clearly looking at if we, in fact, are as successful as we hope to be over the extended 30 day period that the President announced several days ago — namely extending the period of restrictions and guidelines to the […]