Voice Of America
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There is more turmoil in the education field in Cameroon. Teachers in the country’s eight French-speaking regions have joined their colleagues on strike in its two English-speaking regions. Francophone teachers say they are owed salaries from as far back as seven years. “No pay, no school” were among the signs some of the hundreds of teachers from Cameroon's secondary and high schools were holding Tuesday at their rally outside the Ministry of Finance in Yaounde. Among them was 27-year-old Rogers Kiven who traveled to the capital from Mokollo, on Cameroon's border with Nigeria. He said he began teaching four years ago, but has not yet been paid. "We discovered that two years, three years, four years after that we still have not [received] a franc. We communicated [with] our minister and he communicated with his colleague from finance. From those communications, we were able to deduce that our moneys were with the minister of finance.
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To build a sandcastle here on Earth, the sand needs to be wet so it can stick together. Not so on Saturn’s strange and largest moon Titan, according to a new study. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology say the moon’s non-silicate sand is “electrically charged” and “resistant to motion.” Researchers liken the charge to the static electricity generated when you rub a balloon on your hair. “If you grabbed piles of grains and built a sand castle on Titan, it would perhaps stay together for weeks due to their electrostatic properties,” said Josef Dufek, the Georgia Tech professor who co-led the study. “Any spacecraft that lands in regions of granular material on Titan is going to have a tough time staying clean. Think of putting a cat in a box of packing peanuts.” The electrical charge, according to researchers, can last for days or months.
Techradar
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By almost eliminating the bezel Samsung - assuming these dimensions are accurate - has managed to make the standard Samsung Galaxy S8 smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 , while the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is a similar size overall to the iPhone 7 Plus . Of course the S8 Plus will be heavier than the S8, though we dont yet know by how much, and its very possible that it will be available in a different selection of colors. We've only seen some of the shades it might appear in, but weve created a guide to the Samsung Galaxy S8 colors you can peruse, based on the rumors so far. OS and power Dont expect any difference in the operating system or power (or not between the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus at any rate) but there may be different versions of the phone for different regions. In most of the world both handsets will probably have 4GB of RAM, though China may get a 6GB model.
KyivPost
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21stCenturyWire
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The third and most recent installment of RAND’s “peace plan” came out in February and describesAgreed Zones of Control, Decentralization, and International Administration”, concluding that the US and UN should occupy the post-Daesh portions of the country (especially around Raqqa) to create what are popularly known as “safe zones” (nowadays rebranded as “ zones of stability ” by Rex Tillerson). Rounding out the scheme, The Carnegie Institution released a report in late-March suggesting that outsiders exploit Syria’s Decree 107 reform which was commissioned in mid-2011 in order to ‘legitimize’ the radical decentralization (read: “(con)federalization”) of the state. This sub-state geopolitical construct that they have in mind isnt just limited to the ethnic Kurdish regions straddling the Turkish border, but most of northern and northeastern Syria as well, and this was revealed by the PYD-YPG Kurdsown declaration that they want post-Daesh and majority Arab Raqqa to join their “project”.
Western Morning News
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Channel Pro
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The strength of Huawei’s product range for the datacentre environment is well known in other regions, in the UK Huawei is at the start of this journey and we are seeing an increased demand in the market for Huawei products and solutions.” Huawei added that the partnership will enable it to deliver its products more effectively in the UK, utilising MCSA's expertise and connections. "Huawei and MCSA are a great cultural fit, focusing on delivering the best results to our customers and supporting the same enterprise environments," said Mike Rae, channel director at Huawei Enterprise. "The combination of our innovative product suite and MCSA’s reputation for service excellence, has already delivered a number of successful projects which has helped cement the partnership." MCSA has made significant investments in the partnership, ensuring its staff has some of the best Huawei product knowledge in the business.
The Iran Project
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On Oct 2007, Israel’s air attack was directed against a site that Israeli and American intelligence analysts judged was a partly constructed nuclear reactor, apparently modeled on one North Korea has used to create its stockpile of nuclear weapons fuel, according to American and foreign officials with access to the intelligence reports. With the onset of war in Syria that was heavily supported by Zionist regime, the Syrian air defense achievements including its radars, missile equipment etc were targeted by Takfiri terrorist groups. And the destruction of Syrian defense equipment, paved the way for Zionist air forces to easily invade different regions in Syria, Damascus in particular, and Syrian skies opened for Zionists. And the Syrian side did not show any reaction toward the Zionists invasions, but now time is ripe to give a strong response to Zionist regime.
Asia Today
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Antiwar.com News
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Syrian Kurdish officials have made a point of setting up a semi-autonomous federalized region in their territory, despite having never really negotiated this idea with the central government. As they've taken Arab-dominated regions in the surrounding area, they've added them to this region. Today, PYD co-chair Saleh Muslim insisted that the continued expansion is going to include Raqqa , the capital of ISIS' territory, which the US is backing Kurdish forces in surrounding, with an eye toward a full-scale invasion. Muslim insisted that the effort at expanding the federalized region is important for all of Syria, and that the Kurds are determined that Raqqa must always be in friendly hands in the future. Exactly how the people of Raqqa feel about this is so far unclear. But while the YPG had an alliance with some local Raqqa resistance forces aimed at expelling ISIS at the start of the military offensive, many of those opposition factions have cut ties with the Kurds, complaining that the YPG is trying to dictate terms to them.
The Event Chronicle
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By Jayson Veley In recent years, the United States has produced some of the most advanced technology the world has ever seen. We have robots that are capable of going out onto the battlefield and carrying out missions that are too dangerous for humans to participate in. We have drones flying through the air that can surveil vast regions and provide us with vital intelligence. We have even developed exoskeletons that allow users to run faster and experience superhuman strength. The line between reality and science fiction is being blurred, and the things that were always thought to be impossible may be possible after all. Last week, the CIA uploaded millions of documents to their website. Interestingly, a significant number of these documents mention the Stargate Project, a $20 million project that was initiated in the 70s to allow agents and military personnel to develop psychic abilities.
The Northern Echo
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NORTH-East residents who voted for Brexit may well have shot the region in the foot, according to research released on the eve of the Government moving to trigger Article 50.
Mashable
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Uber's self-driving car program has had a rough time of it lately, but the company isn't going to let anything keep it off the road for long. An autonomous Uber vehicle was involved in a high-profile accident in Tempe, Arizona, over the weekend, prompting the company to pull its fleet of self-driving cars off the roads there and in its other testing regions in Pittsburgh and San Francisco. An Uber spokesperson told Mashable shortly after the news broke that the program was being paused while the company looked into the incident. Uber appears to be satisfied with little more than a quick investigation, as a company spokesperson told Reuters that the autonomous pilot program was back up and running in San Francisco as of Monday morning. The cars in Pittsburgh and Arizona are expected to be back on the road "soon." Read more... More about San Francisco , Arizona , Accident , Test Drive , and Autonomous Cars
Mashable
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Uber's self-driving car program has had a rough time of it lately, but the company isn't going to let anything keep it off the road for long. An autonomous Uber vehicle was involved in a high-profile accident in Tempe, Arizona, over the weekend, prompting the company to pull its fleet of self-driving cars off the roads there and in its other testing regions in Pittsburgh and San Francisco. An Uber spokesperson told Mashable shortly after the news broke that the program was being paused while the company looked into the incident. Uber appears to be satisfied with little more than a quick investigation, as a company spokesperson told Reuters that the autonomous pilot program was back up and running in San Francisco as of this morning. The cars in Pittsburgh and Arizona are expected to be back on the road "soon." Read more... More about San Francisco , Arizona , Accident , Test Drive , and Autonomous Cars
Futurity
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Particles that cover the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, are electrically charged and can get clingy—much like packing peanuts cling to things on Earth. When the wind blows hard enough (approximately 15 mph), the granules get kicked up and start to hop in a motion referred to as saltation. As they collide, they become frictionally charged, like a balloon rubbing against your hair, and clump together in a way not observed for sand dune grains on Earth. This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. (Credit: NASA/JPL) If you grabbed piles of grains and built a sand castle on Titan, it would perhaps stay together for weeks due to their electrostatic properties, says Josef Dufek, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who co-led the study. Any spacecraft that lands in regions of granular material on Titan is going to have a tough time staying clean.
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The Sun Daily
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HARARE: At least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months, with nearly 90,000 infections recorded, a government official said Monday, blaming the upsurge on intense rains. "We have seen increased cases of malaria due to the more rains received this year that increased the breeding grounds for mosquitoes," Joseph Mberikunashe, malaria director in the ministry of health, told AFP. Mberikunashe said 151 deaths and 89,261 malaria cases had been recorded in the past two months following heavy rains that also caused deadly floods. He said that while a rise in malaria cases was expected after the rains, some of the deaths may have been caused by delays in seeking medical care. "The deaths are caused by lack of access to health facilities," he said. The most affected regions of the country are in the south where floods cut off access to health clinics.
Know Your Mobile
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Both handsets will feature an iris scanner. This was first seen on the Galaxy Note 7 and has now made its way down to the upcoming S8 phones. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Performance Bizarrely, the report suggests both handsets will run on 4GB of RAM – not 6GB, as previous rumours suggested. Both handsets will run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset and Samsung’s on Exynos 8895 CPU. The US, Japan and China will apparently be the first regions to get the Snapdragon, with everywhere else getting Exynos. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: Camera The main camera on both handsets will be a 12MP setup with a f1/7 aperture and OIS. The camera will also feature Dual Pixel focus for even faster capture and better, dynamic shots. The front-facing setup has also been updated from 5MP to 8MP. Performance-wise, these cameras should be very fast indeed.