The Iran Project
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A.E. capital. Work could start in 2018, he said. Iran’s resurgence as a regional power following last year’s nuclear deal with the U.S. is spurring military spending in the Middle East after budgets stuttered following the oil-price slump. Countries included Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. are already engaged in aerial strikes against Tehran-backed Yemen and are likely to switch the focus of spending to more-offensive programs, a study by defense and security specialist IHS Jane’s said last week. The future fighter proposed by Russia would be built in the U.A.E. “full cycle” following completion of design work and the production of test aircraft, according to Chemezov, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin. Fifth-Generation Jet The two-engine, single-seat MiG-29 was developed as an air-superiority fighter to counter U.S. aircraft including the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon.
SABC Digital News
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One of the growing sectors of the South African economy is small business and entrepreneurship. However the big concern is that this growth is not gaining scale or making an impact on economic growth. So how can we ensure that all these new ideas and programs we talk about constantly start to create jobs and make a meaningful contribution to the country's coffers. Xolani Qubeka is the Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Development Institute, which is also a member of the Black Business Council. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The Iran Project
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Voice Of America
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South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy of 91 years, a new study predicts. Imperial College London and the World Health Organization analyzed lifespans in 35 industrialized countries. The study found all would see people living longer in 2030, and the gap between men and women would start to close in most countries. Scientists once thought an average life expectancy beyond 90 was impossible but medical advances, combined with improved social programs, are continuing to break barriers, including in countries where many people already live well into old age, according to the study's lead researcher, Majid Ezzati of Imperial College London. "I can imagine that there is a limit, but we are still very far from it,'' he said. Ezzati estimated that people would eventually survive on average to at least 110 or 120 years.
TIME - Top Stories
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(LONDON) While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts. Scientists once thought an average life expectancy beyond 90 was impossible but medical advances combined with improved social programs are continuing to break barriers, including in countries where many people already live well into old age, according to the study's lead researcher, Majid Ezzati of Imperial College London. I can imagine that there is a limit, but we are still very far from it, he said. Ezzati estimated that people would eventually survive on average to at least 110 or 120 years. The longevity of South Korean women estimated in 2030 is due largely to investments in universal health care, he said.
China Daily
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Cultural TV programs have experienced a come-back at the start of the Chinese New Year. Two weeks after the conclusion of the hit show Chinese Poetry Competition, a new program, Readers, has become a nationwide sensation.
Washingtons Blog
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All this time, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was quietly working closely and directly with the RBI towards Gatesdeclared goal of making the Indian payment system totally cashless by the end of 2018. He did so with backing and involvement of the US-government and with help of allies such as the World Economic Forum.+++ Gates' quotes stood in a context where he stressed that a government’s assistance to the poor and needy should not be delivered by the “incredibly inefficientmethod of providing cash or grain to the recipient. “Digitalization helps targeting”, he said, if payments are done via mobile banking. He praised Mexico ( min 18 ), whose Finance Minister, Luis Videgaray Caso, was present, announcing: “We are going to use government income support programs as financial inclusion tools” , as tools to bring everybody into the system.
ABC News - New South Wales
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Futurity
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Global News
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France 24
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The IMF does monitor currencies and other economic policies in the 189 member countries, and its rules dictate members must "avoid manipulating exchange rates... to gain an unfair competitive advantage over other members." However, in practice the fund can only exert real pressure to change policies on those countries that have IMF loan programs in place. Despite the Trump administration's focus on China, charging it with keeping the renminbi artificially low to make its exports more competitive -- a charge many economists agreed with up until a few years ago -- Beijing in recent years has instead been working to keep the currency's exchange rate from falling too low. In its last annual review of the Chinese economy, in August 2016, the IMF said the renminbi was "broadly in line with fundamentals." But in 2015 it had appreciated by 10 percent and was "moderately stronger" than the state of its economy would dictate, contradicting the Trump administration view of an artificially weak currency.
Washington Free Beacon
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The failure to secure these networks leaves the United States vulnerable to lethal cyber attacks on U.S. financial services, national infrastructure, and inter-government communications, according to the report. These outstanding problems have long been known, but the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, has failed to take appropriate action. "Over the past several years, GAO has made about 2,500 recommendations to federal agencies to enhance their information security programs and controls," according to the report. "As of February 2017, about 1,000 recommendations had not been implemented." Critical cyber issues were first made known to the federal government in 1997, the report notes. Still, these networks remain unsecured in many instances and at risk for attack. "Federal information systems and networks are inherently at risk," according to the report.
Futurity
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Windows Blog
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The North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE) has worked for over four decades to promote excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world. Its mission is to accelerate environmental literacy and civic engagement through the power of environmental education. The NAAEE relies on the web as their primary channel to reach new audiences to tell the stories of their work. NAAEE’s mission inspired the Microsoft Edge team to create a digital storytelling platform for NAAEE and for the people who build and teach environmental education to share their stories of impact. Through our partnership, we discovered that the NAAEE needed a better storytelling canvas to reach their audience: a site for other environmental enthusiasts to read the stories of the people who have pioneered new programs and get the resources they need to build certified programs.
Politico
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Public school advocates say such a tax credit is a voucher program in disguise and would divert tax dollars from struggling public schools . “The end result is the same -- federal tax dollars going to private schools,” said Sasha Pudelski, assistant director for policy and advocacy at AASA, The School Superintendents Association, who called the program “a backdoor voucher.” “It’s just done through a more complex and less direct mechanism,” she said. While a tax credit may be more politically palatable than asking Congress to find or reallocate money to fulfill Trump’s $20 billion promise to expand charter and private school options, “just because it’s more palatable, doesnt mean it tastes good,” said Noelle Ellerson Ng, the group’s associate executive director. Critics on the right, meanwhile, worry such a plan would increase the federal role in education and pressure states to standardize state tax credit programs, many of which now allow nonprofit groups to prioritize a particular type of school, such as those of particular religious denominations, for instance.
Windows Blog
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It’s the Calendar appfree and pre-installed in Windows 10, so there’s no download needed. Simply search for “Calendar” or look for it in your list of installed programs in the Start Menu. The Calendar app is available offline, so you can check your schedule even when you’re not connected to the internet. Unlike online calendars you check using a web browser, the Calendar app doesnt require you to login every time. Here are a few ways to get the most out of the Calendar app: View multiple calendars – all in one place: Manage all your calendars – from Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo, work, school or other accounts – all in one place, so you can plan your day and week better. Add as many calendars as you’d like to see in the Calendar app by going to Settings > Manage Accounts > Add Account. Take a quick glance at your upcoming schedule with one click: Want a quick snapshot of your day? The Calendar app is integrated with your Windows 10 taskbar calendar, so you can easily view your upcoming appointments.
MintPress News
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S. officials said, as Washington and its allies have kept a close eye on any leakage to more militant factions, something one official called a constant problem. Before assuming office, Trump suggested he could end support for FSA groups and give priority to the fight against Islamic State (IS), whose well-armed militants hold large tracts of eastern and central Syria. But Trump's administration has yet to declare a firm policy towards Syria and Iraq, despite his repeated vows to eradicate IS, so it has been business as usual with covert and overt training and military support programs, one U.S. official said. © Middle East Eye The post CIA Freezes Arms, Cash Transfers To Syrian Rebels appeared first on MintPress News .
ScienceDaily
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Voice Of America
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Some of the local organizations help teach programs on empowering women and young people that are designed to help curb a spreading extremist ideology among Pakistani youth. For the past few years, obtaining NOCs has increasingly become harder for aid agencies in Pakhtunkhwa, according to the NGOs. They say the restrictions have adversely affected aid effectiveness in the militancy-torn region. “There are more than 15 aid agencies waiting for issuance of ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the Pakhtunkhwa government for over seven months now,” Sher Zaman, provincial program manager for the South Asia Partnership Pakistan organization, told VOA. The process should not take more than two to three months according to government regulations, Zaman said. Officialslooking into the matterMushtaq Ghani, a spokesperson for the provincial government, told VOA, that authorities are aware of the delays.