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Google ‘spying’ on Android users’ location

A new report shows that Google has been accessing data about Android users’ locations, even when the user believes that the data is being kept private. According to a report, Google has been able to access users’ data about their locations due to Android phones collecting addresses of mobile towers. That data is then sent back to Google, which may ... Read More »

Islam a part of Europe

Islam a part of Europe SINCE the 2008 financial crisis, a right-wing populism preaching exclusivist nationalism has swept across Europe. Far-right groups that once found themselves relegated to the fringes of European society have exploited the anxieties of the continent’s most disenfranchised to demonise the outsider and popularise the politics of resentment. Utilising populist rhetoric, these once-derided movements have gained ... Read More »

Convocation speaker takes on myths about Islam

Convocation speaker takes on myths about Islam Dr. Amer Ahmed delivered a stirring Maytum Convocation lecture recently at SUNY Fredonia’s King Concert Hall titled “Islam: Beyond the Myths, Breaking Down the Barriers.” Youthful, affable, charismatic, with a voice that regularly leapt from erudite to “street” in a single linguistic bound, Ahmed presented himself as the ideal spokesperson for a culture ... Read More »

EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Centennial High takes 10th in international mock trial tourney

EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Centennial High takes 10th in international mock trial tourney Centennial High School mock trial students competed against others from China, Atlanta, Florida and Texas and took 10th place out of 28 teams, coach Brett Dobson said. The team returned from the Empire San Francisco Mock Trial Tournament this weekend. “It is basically a college-level mock trial tournament for ... Read More »

The pay-gap between education’s bosses and teachers is vast and growing. Here’s what we need to do

The pay-gap between education’s bosses and teachers is vast and growing. Here’s what we need to do Some education bosses earn more than 13 times as much as an NQT. Have they lost sight of the noble foundations of the welfare state, asks one celebrated educationalist It was the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s email subject line – “We are a supporter ... Read More »

BAN ON SALE AND SLAUGHHTER OF CATTLE TRIGGERS MOBOCRACY

BAN ON SALE AND SLAUGHHTER OF CATTLE TRIGGERS MOBOCRACY By Dr Mazoor Alam Former Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir At this critical juncture in the history of India when the liberal  and secular values  of Indian civilization are under siege and Indian Muslims and Dalits are being mercilessly lynched and killed by the  “Gao Raksha” or Vigilantes  Indian Muslims  cannot ... Read More »

Islamic educational consultant makes successful bid on YDC complex

Islamic educational consultant makes successful bid on YDC complex SHENANGO TWP. — A New Jersey-based Islamic educational consulting firm placed the high bid for the former Youth Development Center property owned by the state. The state Department of General Services reported Thursday that it had accepted a $400,000 bid from Hira Educational Services of North America for the former YDC ... Read More »

How Trump’s Education Department Could Actually Help Some Muslim Schools

How Trump’s Education Department Could Actually Help Some Muslim Schools When it comes to religious education, President-elect Donald Trump could be a boon not only for the groups that cheered on his campaign, like evangelical Christians, but also for those he antagonized, like Muslims. One of Trump’s signature plans for education involves expanding school voucher programs, which allow students to ... Read More »

Provision of Islamic education for Muslim students a constitutional right, Imam says

Provision of Islamic education for Muslim students a constitutional right, Imam says In an opinion piece, Imam Mohammad Elsadi argues that the provision of Islamic education for Muslim students attending state schools is a constitutional right as “the Maltese Constitution ensuring freedom of worship, equality among Maltese citizens and bans all kinds of discrimination based on faith, colour or race.” ... Read More »

Federal government wins right to seize Houston’s Islamic Education Center

Federal government wins right to seize Houston’s Islamic Education Center HOUSTON – Houston’s Islamic Education Center may soon need a new home, because the federal government has won the right to seize the building. After nearly two decades and close to 2,000 filings, a jury in federal District Court in New York decided Thursday the government could legally seize an ... Read More »