Dezeen
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The Sun Daily
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Acting both in residence and as mobile medical teams, these professionals have provided clinical care, offered sanitation education, and provided training in midwifery and medical management. They have also worked where needed on projects to improve the health of pregnant women and infants. As a responsible member of the international community, Taiwan is committed to taking part in the WHA and other WHO activities, mechanisms and meetings in an effort to achieve goals set out under the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, bolster global health and promote the well-being of people of all ages. Taking but one example, Burkina Faso, Taiwan's medical personnel treat about 14,000 patients each year. And, since 2006, over 100 mobile medical teams have been dispatched to more than 20 countries in Africa, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, benefiting over 150,000 people.
TheRealNews YouTube
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At the same time that Donald Trump was gearing up to sign a ten-year, 350 billion USD agreement with the number one sponsor of terrorism in the world in Saudi Arabia, China was hosting a forum on the One Belt, One Road development plan. The forum issued a joint statement of cooperation to guide what is projected to be 1 trillion dollars of investment in infrastructure, trade, and development projects. So far China has signed agreements with 30-40 countries while 50-60 more have voiced support for the initiative. The West has other ideas for the future of the planet. As China uses its vast resources to grow the global economy, the US and its Western allies have spent large portions of their budgets to restrict development. Syria and Libya are quintessential examples of this phenomenon. The West has for over six years armed, funded, and trained proxy forces with partner nations such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
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deal at the port, China will effectively control another part of Sri Lanka. Some China backed projects led.
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give them the tools to tell the story in the best possible way they can. Over in Sri Lanka, in fact -- and expensive infrastructure projects are.
Daily Mail - Home
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Two-thirds of Britons give up halfway through a DIY project - after realising they are making a mess of it. A new survey has found that 62 per cent of us have given up on a task.
BBC News 24
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latest EU wide report showing for the fifth year in a row that Scotland is the best performing part of the UK outside of London and the south-east. When it comes to our and the investment, it's the best bar one part of the UK. We see foreign investment projects coming to Scotland so there's to be confident about. Let's.
Hackaday
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Is the great crowdfunded 3D printer boom over? Some would say that ship sailed after dozens of 3D printer crowdfunding projects failed to deliver, or delivered very low-quality machines. These people were wrong. This Polaroid-branded 3D printing pen might not get funding . A year ago, this project would have been funded on day one. There would have been writeups in The Verge on how Polaroid is turning the corner after decades of wasted opportunities. Now, the Crowdfunded 3D printer boom is finally over. The Hackaday crew was at the Bay Area Maker Faire last weekend and holy crap did we have a blast. Everyone came to the meetup on Saturday except for the fire marshall . The secret OSHPark bringahack on Sunday was even more impressive. We also saw a Donkey Car capable of driving around a track autonomously, but the team behind it didn't have their work up on the Internet at the time. Filed under: Hackaday Columns , Hackaday links
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He also allegedly denounced including Hezbollah and Hamas on the list of terrorist organizations, since both are resistance movements. And he accused Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain of inciting against Qatar and accusing it of sponsoring terrorism and its organizations. He also took a stab at Saudi Arabia by saying that ‘the states that claim to be fighting terrorism are those that are religiously most hard-line and are providing pretexts for the terrorists.’ In fact, he went even further by criticizing the hundreds-of- billions of dollars spent on the purchase of weapons rather than on developmental projects, and when he speculated that Trump’s days in office were now numbered. Al-Arabiya and Arab Sky News picked up these alleged statements and hosted many Egyptian and Saudi analysts who attacked Qatar mercilessly, accusing it of what they portray as terrorism and hosting terrorist organizations, especially the Muslim Brotherhood.
Techradar
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Figures in the tech world often work on passion projects when they can, like that one time Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg built his own digital assistant for his house . However, a side project from one well-known name is reportedly taking on gargantuan proportions. Google co-founder and Alphabet president Sergey Brin is reportedly working on his own private airship a massive one expected to span a whopping 200 meters in length, sources familiar with the matter tell The Guardian . Funded personally by Brin, the massive aircraft is reported to cost somewhere between $100 million to $150 million and could wind up as the world's largest aircraft in use today though not the largest of all-time, as the rigid airships of the 1930s still hold that record. According to The Guardian, Brin's goal for the airship is to assist humanitarian efforts by delivering supplies to remote or hard-to-reach locations.
Apartment Therapy
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Now, there's nothing wrong with a bold color in the kitchen if it's executed well. Sadly that was not the case for Shannon's sporadically navy blue kitchen. She made some small updates to the space when she first moved in, but after living with the kitchen for a few years she decided it was time to give the space the true makeover it deserved. READ MORE »
South China Morning Post
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China's planned modern version of its ancient "silk road" may bring more than one trillion dollars of infrastructure investment along trading routes that wind through emerging markets in dozens of countries throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) trade routes, which stretch from China to London and to Africa, are intended to boost the economies of China and the many nations along the routes by making trading easier and cheaper. But so far, these road, rail, pipeline, port, power grid, telecom, and other projects offer major opportunities for Chinese companies and not so many for outside firms. The Chinese will take “most of the highest-profile projects," said Researcher Derek Scissors of the American Enterprise Institute. The author of China's Asian Dream: Empire Building Along The New Silk Road, Tom Miller, said Chinese banks are financing much of the work with the goal of exporting Chinese technology and creating new demand for Chinese products.
Futurism
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This makes labor costs and materials the main areas of spending in the solar industry. As costs for materials continue to drop, solar jobs remain a well-compensated area for blue-collar workers. The solar labor force is also becoming more diverse, with the number of women workers at 28% in 2016, up from 19% in 2013, with up to 33.8% in the sales and distribution area. This means more women have jobs in solar than in the conventional energy industry, although women in solar still lag behind their representative 47% of the U.S. economy. A Renewable Future Solar jobs aren't the only thriving area in the U.S. economy right now. Wind industry employment produced around 102,500 jobs in 2016, which IRENA projects will grow to 147,000 jobs by 2020. Jobs in ethanol declined despite increased production due to rising labor productivity; most ethanol-related jobs (about 161,700) were in agriculture, with about 35,000 jobs in actual ethanol production.
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To suggest that politics is driven by existential concerns about the preservation and permanence of the species appears intuitive. Yet what are the ramifications if politics fails? Failed states States, by their very nature, are projects of exclusion. They define who is a citizen and, conversely, who is not. Such divisions are constructed then performed on a regular basis, in a range of different ways, from voting to singing national anthems. Of course, other identities exist which can be equally exclusionary, be they based around ethnicity, religion, gender, class, location or a number of other factors. When such identities are subject to change there are undeniably serious repercussions. A lack of confidence in state structures is certainly one such source of frustration. Across the Middle East, states such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia have traditionally sought to address unemployment by creating jobs within the public sector.
The Huffington Post
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If this were to go away, I think you would have a number of farms that would probably end up closing up shop, King told HuffPost. Anna Johnson, a policy program associate at the nonpartisan Center for Rural Affairs , described the RBCS cuts as particularly alarming when combined with massive cuts proposed for other initiatives aimed at rural communities, like zeroed-out funding for the Rural Economic Development Program as well as the USDAs water and wastewater loan program, which helps fund rural infrastructure projects. Economic opportunity in these rural areas is a really big issue, and these areas face higher levels of poverty, Johnson said. These are really important programs. For the administration to propose eliminating these supports is troubling for rural communities. Criticism of the proposed USDA cuts has come from all sides of the agriculture sector ― including the conservative-leaning Farm Bureau Federation, which said the plan fails agriculture and rural America ― as well as members of Congress from both parties .
The Iran Project
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FNA- Managing Director of the National Petrochemical Company Marziyeh Shahdaei announced that the NPC will considerably boost its production capacity in the current Iranian year (will end on March 21, 2018). Iran has plans to process 72 million tons of petrochemicals by the end of the current year, Shahdaei said. He reiterated that Iran's petrochemical output will exceed 120 tons per year by the end of the 6th five-year development plan to 2022. In relevant remarks in mid-April, Shahdaei announced that over two dozen projects will become operational by the end of the current Iranian year A sun of 30 new petrochemical projects will come on stream by the end of this year, Shahdaei said on Sunday, addressing the opening ceremony of four petrochemical projects. She reiterated that Iran's petrochemical industry will turn into a front runner for attracting foreign investors.
The Iran Project
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The Economic Times
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He also said Indian IT companies have increasingly been shifting their focus from labour-intensive projects to more hi-tech virtual needs like cloud computing, automation and artificial intelligence. Though he pinned hope on Indian giants succeeding with their deep pockets, Lakshmikanth said it would be a long-drawn battle. Giving reasons, Lakshmikanth, quoting from HfS Research data, said of the 371 deals of IT companies that the firm tracked in 2015, 137 were digital deals and over half were clinched by global IT service providers, including IBM (45 deals) and Accenture (16). India-centric service provider Cognizant clinched eight deals, followed by Infosys (5), TCS (4) and Wipro (4). "This trend has remained the same in 2017 too, where IBM and Accenture continue to win most deals. They invested very early in digital capabilities and have been able to take the lead," Lakshmikanth said.