Morgan Lee, Associated Press Updated 3:44 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, photo, St. John's College President Mark Roosevelt talks about trends in student tuition and spending by colleges in Santa Fe, N.M. The college with campuses in Santa Fe and Annapolis, Md., is reducing its annual tuition price, adding grants for New Mexico residents and plans to rely more on philanthropy to defer academic costs to students. less In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, photo, St. John's College President Mark Roosevelt talks about trends in student tuition and spending by colleges in Santa Fe, N.M. The college with campuses in Santa Fe and ... more Photo: Morgan Lee, AP In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 photo, St. John's College President Mark Roosevelt talks about trends in student tuition and spending by colleges in Santa Fe, N.M. The college with campuses in Santa Fe and Annapolis, Md., … [Read more...] about Small private US college slashes tuition by $17K annually
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World Donald Trump Saudi Arabia Middle East It’s not often that Ottawa provokes an international brawl. The issue: Saudi Arabia’s detention of several prominent women’s rights activists. Canada’s Foreign Ministry posted a tweet urging their immediate release—and Riyadh took it badly. Accusing Canada of “blatant interference in the kingdom’s domestic affairs,” Saudi Arabia pulled its ambassador from Ottawa and expelled his Canadian counterpart, giving him just one day to clear out of Riyadh, the Saudi capital. Trade with Canada was frozen, the managers of Saudi wealth funds were told to sell Canadian holdings, and airline links between the two countries were severed. The kingdom also halted payments for some 10,000 Saudi students enrolled at Canadian universities and 5,000 patients undergoing treatment there. The fierce reaction bore all the hallmarks of 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, commonly known as MBS, the … [Read more...] about Why Donald Trump and Mohammed Bin Salman Need Each Other, Even as US-Saudi Relations Fray
AS the President of the United States, Donald Trump has the power to pardon and free people convicted of crimes. Here's what we know about Trump's pardoning powers. Could Donald Trump pardon Kevin Cooper? Kevin Cooper is facing execution for the murders of four people in California in 1983. After successfully lobbying Trump to free Alice Marie Johnson, Kim Kardashian-West has now set her sights on helping Cooper. Kim has been urged California's governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown to retest DNA evidence in the 35-year-old case. The reality TV superstar joins advocates who argue that the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department tampered with DNA evidence to frame Cooper. In theory, the US President has the power to pardon Cooper. But it can be a lengthy process, and so far he's not said anything about Cooper at all. Without Trump's intervention the best hope for Cooper is for governor Brown to retest the DNA evidence. Did he pardon Alice Marie Johnson? Alice Marie Johnson, 63, was arrested … [Read more...] about Could Donald Trump pardon Paul Manafort, did he pardon Alice Marie Johnson and who else has he granted clemency to?
FPT, the global IT service provider headquartered in Vietnam, and Intellinet, a US-based purpose-driven management consulting and technology services firm, reached an agreement on July 12 for FPT to become Intellinet’s major shareholder, expanding the company’s footprint in the US. Mr. Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of the FPT Corporation, revealed it paid $30 million for the deal and a further payment will be based on Intellinet’s business performance over the next three years, putting the total value of the deal at around $45-50 million. “By making strategic investments in Intellinet, FPT is now more than ready to provide comprehensive digital transformation solutions to top companies, elevating Vietnam’s position on the global technology map,” he said. The US is FPT’s second-largest software export market. In 2017 it earned FPT $50 million, a 17 per cent increase compared to 2016. Software exports are an important growth engine of FPT. … [Read more...] about Local investors eyeing the globe
SAUDI Arabia has some of the most barbaric and bizarre punishments in the world. Public beheadings, amputations, eye for an eye retribution and flogging all form part of the justice system. As The Sun reported this week, a murderer was crucified after being found guilty of repeatedly stabbing a woman, his body hung on a cross after execution. Crown Prince Salman wants to make the desert kingdom a tech savvy 21st century nation and has introduced liberal reforms. Yet for all his ambitions, the country still has the trappings of one caught in a altogether different era, particularly when it comes to its justice system. Saudi Arabia retains the death penalty for a large number of offences including drug trafficking and “sorcery” as well as murder. The majority of death sentences are carried out in public by beheading, drawing comparisons with the shocking brutality of the Islamic State. The system is based on Shariah law, which the Saudis say is rooted in Islamic … [Read more...] about Paralysis, eye gouging and crucifixion – the Medieval and grotesque punishments faced by criminals in Saudi Arabia