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-- There is an urgent need for efficient labour markets, for generating employment, poverty alleviation and wealth creation in different economies of the world, as generating employment and alleviation of poverty are among the most important priorities of any government in the world, said IIF Professor Aman Agarwal, while delivering the Plenary Keynote Speech as a Guest of Honour at State University of Aerospace Instrumentations, (SUAI), St. Petersburg,in the SUAI International Week on Knowledge Economy : Challenges and Opportunities today 22May, 2017. Professor Agarwal is currently Professor of Finance and Dean, Indian Institute of Finance and Executive Editor, Finance India.To create efficient labour markets, there is a need to setup a National Labour Exchange, urged Professor Agarwal. His speech was based upon "Theory of Employment, Wealth and Efficient labour Market through National Labour Exchange" developed at the Indian Institute of Finance by its four senior economists: Professor J.D.Agarwal, Professor Manju Agarwal, Professor Aman Agarwal and Professor Yamini Agarwal.Efficient labour market will help the nation, a firm and the labour in reducing poverty, easy access to information by removing information asymmetry, facilitate nearly perfect mobility of labour and reduce unemployment said Prof. Agarwal while addressing a large audience at State University of Aerospace Instrumentations, Russia.To create efficient labour market, digitization of labour records is requiredfeels Prof. Agarwal.Prof. Agarwal was critical of Keynsian'sGeneralTheory of Employment as it was a result of the great depression of 1931-36. Keynsian theory is irrelevant in today's context.Prof. Agarwal is of the opinion that Labour in itself is wealth of a nation and required to be utilized effectively but suffer from lack of employment opportunities, poverty, poor wage, income variations, immobility and many other problemsAccording to him the labour market today is far from perfect due to lack of necessary information. Prof. Agarwal stated that the payment to labour should be based upon on the basis of value addition rather than wages as currently done. The return to labourshould be directly linked to productivity. An efficient labour market can best be developed through setting up of National Labour Exchange. It would help save employment cost in the market driven economic system with asymmetric information and help solve the problems of laying off in the adverse economic conditions.Thein the international week was delivered by Prof. Dr. Yulia A. Antokhina, Rektor, State University of Aerospace Instrumentations,and Prof. Dr. Ovodenko Anatoly Arkadevich, President and UNESCO Head of Chair, State University of Aerospace Instrumentations,. Other key speakers were Dr. KseniiaBaimakova, State University of Aerospace Instrumentations,; Dr. Arthur Colin, Samara University,; Dr. Nadine Hackmann, Westphalian University of Applied Sciences,; Dr. Harm Hilvers, Christian University of Applied Sciencess, The, Dr. Peter Holicza, Obuda University,; Dr. Mikhail Krichevsky, State University of Aerospace Instrumentations,Dr. Pascal Ricordel, Universite Le Havre Normandie, France and Dr. Anna Sankina, State University of Aerospace Instrumentations,It is an honour for IIF that one of the authors of the theory and its professor is invited as a guest of honour and plenary key note speaker by SUAI, RUSSIA in International Week on Knowledge Economy; Challenges and Opportunities. Professor Agarwal would deliver a series of lectures on different subjects including Financial inclusion, digital economy etc. during the week.


News Article | May 24, 2017
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MAUMEE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), a full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for grades K-12, will celebrate the Class of 2017 at graduation on Saturday, June 3rd. Maria Shappert is the Class of 2017 valedictorian and Madeline Connolly and RaeAnn Jent are co-salutatorians. Shappert already received her Associates in Business Management thanks to dual enrollment and plans to attend Ohio Christian University. Connolly plans to start at the University of Akron as a junior in the Accounting program, also thanks to dual enrollment. Jent plans to attend Cedarville University. Collectively, OHVA’s 660 high school graduates report being offered over $1.52M in college scholarships and say they have been accepted the following colleges and universities: Ohio State University, University of Akron, University of Toledo, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Dayton, among others. OHVA offers a rigorous and engaging curriculum that includes courses in language arts/English literature, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. State-certified teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. The keynote speaker will be Darren Reed, K12’s Vice President of School Leadership Development. Details of the commencement(s) are as follows: Ohio Virtual Academy Graduation Ceremony Saturday, June 3, 2017 10 a.m. (8th grade) and 1 p.m. (12th grade) World Harvest Church 4595 Gender Rd Canal Winchester, OH 43110 Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) is an accredited, full-time online public charter school authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the Ohio public school system, OHVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more information about OHVA, visit http://ohva.k12.com and follow on Facebook. K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company consisting of thousands of online school educators providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.


News Article | April 24, 2017
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Dr. Phillip Baldwin’s new book The Nuts and Bolts of Pastoral Ministry ($10.99, paperback, 9781498498517; $5.99, eBook, 9781498498500) asks the question, “Are you looking for a book to help you navigate the unpredictable waters of Pastoral Ministry”? This book follows the journey of fictional Pastor Curtis Mack’s journey from an eager young pastor wanting to do God’s work to his development into a seasoned Pastor tried by the fires of adversity and encouraged by the satisfaction of triumph. Following Mack’s story will help you form your own pathway to Pastoral fruitfulness. Suggested reading for new Pastors, those who mentor them and those who love them. Baldwin says, “This book is an actual guide dealing with actual problems pastors face, not a collection of sermons. This book takes real life pastoral challenges and addresses them in a way that is unique and easy to understand.” Dr. Baldwin is a 1984 graduate from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology. In 1999, he received his Master of Divinity Degree from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina. In 2006 he earned his Doctorate of Ministry Degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2016, St. Thomas Christian University of Jacksonville, Florida recognized Dr. Baldwin’s service with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree. Dr. Phillip M. Baldwin currently serves as Pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Simpsonville, South Carolina since 1993. Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Nuts and Bolts of Pastoral Ministry through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has selected Oklahoma’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. Based on an analysis of government-supplied data, 23 four-year schools are honored, with University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma State University, University of Tulsa and University of Central Oklahoma taking the top five. 12 two-year colleges are also recognized, with Tulsa Community College, Northern Oklahoma College, Murray State College, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Rose State College coming in as the top five. “Students in Oklahoma have a lot of options when it comes to earning a certificate or degree, but the schools on our list have distinguished themselves as being the best of the best when it comes to online education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “In addition to providing exceptional learning opportunities, these schools also provide outstanding academic resources for online students.” To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on data points such as financial aid availability, student resources, counseling services, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Oklahoma for 2017 include the following: Cameron University East Central University Langston University Mid-America Christian University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City University Oklahoma Panhandle State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oral Roberts University Randall University Rogers State University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Nazarene University Southwestern Christian University Southwestern Oklahoma State University University of Central Oklahoma University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of Tulsa The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Oklahoma for 2017 include the following: Carl Albert State College Connors State College Eastern Oklahoma State College Murray State College Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Northern Oklahoma College Oklahoma City Community College Redlands Community College Rose State College Seminole State College Tulsa Community College Western Oklahoma State College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | May 1, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the best online Christian colleges in the nation for 2017. The top 50 schools were acknowledged, with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Buena Vista University, Judson College, Amridge University and Chaminade University of Honolulu taking the top five spots. A full list of the winning schools is included below. “As demand for quality online education grows, religious-based schools are offering more flexible online programs than ever before,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools go above and beyond with their online curriculum, offering the best combination of value and quality that translates into student success.” To be included on the “Best Online Christian Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit and have an active Christian affiliation. Each college is also measured on such data points as the diversity of degree programs offered, academic and career counseling services, variety of student resources and post-college alumni earnings. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Online Christian Colleges” list, visit: The Best Online Christian Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Amridge University Baker University Belhaven University Bethel University Bethesda University Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Canisius College Carlow University Chaminade University of Honolulu Clarks Summit University Concordia University-Nebraska Concordia University-Wisconsin DeSales University Duquesne University Graceland University-Lamoni Gwynedd Mercy University Iowa Wesleyan College Judson College King University LeTourneau University Malone University Marian University McKendree University Messenger College Mississippi College Newman University Niagara University North Greenville University Ohio Christian University Oral Roberts University Ottawa University-Ottawa Presentation College Quincy University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Leo University Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Siena Heights University Southwestern Adventist University Southwestern College Spring Arbor University University of Detroit Mercy University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne University of Saint Mary University of St. Francis University of the Cumberlands University of the Incarnate Word Viterbo University Wayland Baptist University William Woods University ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

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