Peer tutoring platform Knack raises $1.5M from Charles Hudson, Jeff Vinik — TechCrunch

Knack, a peer tutoring platform aimed at college students, is taking a different approach than some online tutoring marketplaces have in the past. As a result, the Florida-based startup has raised a $1.5 million seed round co-led by Charles Hudson’s Precursor Ventures and Tampa Bay Lighting owner and Fenway Sports Group Partner, Jeff Vinik. Other… via […]

Make it Short, I Got a Plane to Catch — Sharon Bonin-Pratt’s Ink Flare

The contemporary reader has a short attention span and we writers need to respect that. We need to write toward their preferences because they’re the folks who buy our books. How to shorten chapters, reduce paragraphs, decrease word count, and still write a book with intriguing premise, significant character development, and exciting plot remains […] via […]

Saudi crown prince attracts fresh scrutiny, if not sanction — Columbia Journalism Review

On Friday, the seemingly endless scandal over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident writer killed in his country’s Istanbul consulate early last month, took another twist. The Washington Post, where Khashoggi worked as an opinion columnist, reported the CIA’s conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) personally ordered Khashoggi’s killing. The… via […]

Cook this: Charlie Bird’s farro salad from Ina Garten’s Cook Like a Pro — National Post

Our cookbook of the week is Cook Like a Pro: Recipes & Tips for Home Cooks by Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. Over the next three days, we’ll feature recipes from the book and an interview with its author. Ina Garten had just made this sensational salad when we spoke. “I really would happily eat… via […]

Coinbase plots to become the New York Stock Exchange of crypto securities — TechCrunch

  The future of Coinbase looks something like the New York Stock Exchange. That’s according a vision laid out by CEO Brian Amstrong who was interviewed on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco today. Coinbase is known for being the most popular exchange for converting fiat currency into crypto — most of the largest […]

Vanished sub found on ocean floor. Is Argentina up for the herculean task of retrieving the bodies? — National Post

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — A day after Argentina announced that the wreckage of a navy submarine that vanished a year ago with 44 sailors on board had been found, several relatives of the crew members demanded Sunday that authorities spare no effort to bring the remains to the surface quickly. Their pleas raised the… via […]

“We Will Never Have A Deal”: China’s Former Top Trade Negotiator Slams Beijing’s “Unwise” Trade War Tactics — peoples trust toronto

In a surprising show of public dissent within Beijing’s power echelons, China’s former top trade negotiator slammed Beijing’s trade war tactics on Sunday, singling out the decision to impose tariffs on soybeans as ill-thought out. The comments by Long Yongtu – a former vice-minister with China’s foreign trade ministry who led the talks that led […] […]

FRISS: Insurance Carriers Prioritize Fraud Detection and Prevention — Financial Post

CHICAGO — Insurance fraud is a global problem. In the U.S. alone, insurance carriers lost over $34 billion in 2017 on fraudulent insurance claims. It’s a global problem with a growing number of technological solutions. Big data analysis and large-scale collaboration are key to fighting insurance fraud. The insurance industry is increasingly focused on preventing… via […]

Approaches to Working with Students from Poverty — Free Spirit Publishing Blog

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. This post was originally published on January 26, 2015. I began my teaching career in St. […] […]