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Friday, April 20th, 2018

 

UGANDA: Govt imports Cuban doctors instead of increasing pay for own ones

Minister of Health, Dr Ruth Jane Aceng. FILE PHOTO Will Cuban doctors cure Uganda’s healthcare? KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has scoffed at government’s deal with the Cuban government to bring into the country more than 200 doctors, saying there is no shortage of doctors in Uganda.  The deal, according to a highly placed source in the Ministry of Health, was sealed through a memorandum of understanding signed on behalf of government by the Health minister, Dr Jane Aceng, who led a delegation to Havana, Cuba,Read More


UGANDA: Makerere not taking sexual harassment seriously leads to more abuse

DR. STELLA NYANZI – While the issue of sexual harrassment code-named sex for marks continues to rage at Makerere University, I cannot help but wonder who taught Edward Kisuuze about licking beans. I admit I do not know the details of this most recent incident apart from the photos circulating on social media. But surely, this strikes me as one of the lousiest examples of giving head or eating out a goddess. Sexually harrassing a female student through oral sex is an odd choice. Ontop of gropping her breasts andRead More


TECHNOLOGY: Robots bring relief to IKEA customers – VIDEO

© CRI Group @ NTU / YouTube Flat pack hero: Robot assembles IKEA chair in less than 9 minutes (VIDEO) RT – Scientists have created an agile robot that can assemble an IKEA chair in under 9 minutes – potentially taking the dreaded task off human hands and putting an end to DIY disasters. The robot, which successfully put together an IKEA chair autonomously and without interruption, was developed by scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior to assembling the piece of furniture, the robot spent less than 11.30Read More


TECHNOLOGY: Robot by NTU Singapore builds an IKEA chair

NTUsg Published on 18 Apr 2018 #NTUsg scientists created a robot that can identify the parts and positions of an IKEA chair and figure out how to best to assemble it in just 8 mins and 55 seconds using algorithms created by the team.  #NTUsgResearch #NTUsgSmartCampus #robotics —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 19, 2018 at 07:00PM


CAMEROON: Villages torched as security forces clash with English speaking separatists

FILE – Soldiers patrol in Bafut, in the northwest English-speaking region of Cameroon, Nov. 15, 2017. CAMEROON, KOM (VOA) — In Cameroon, officials say eight villages in the English-speaking northwest have been torched and hundreds of residents have fled amid clashes this week between security forces and separatist rebels. Terence Fukah, a 33-year-old pig farmer, told VOA he fled his village of Ajin on Tuesday as the military responded to an attack by armed men. “It was around five o’clock in the morning. I saw dead people lying down. IRead More


TRUMP: Pittsburgh police prepare for protests if Trump fires Mueller

Image copyrightSAUL LOEB Image caption Pittsburgh police commander Victor Joseph said “there is a belief” the president “will soon fire” Mr Mueller Police in the US city of Pittsburgh are preparing for rioting should President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller. A memo from the police commander instructed detectives to bring riot gear to work “until further notice”. The email said “there is a belief” that Mr Trump will soon fire Mr Mueller, prompting “large-scale” protests. Mr Mueller is leading an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidentialRead More


TECHNOLOGY: Pilot of biometric payment card gets underway in Japan

Pilot of IDEMIA-FPC Biometric Payment Card Gets Underway in Japan FIND BIOMETRICS.COM – “…IDEMIA’s F-Code revolves around fingerprint authentication. It features an embedded Fingerprint Cards sensor, designed to confirm users’ identities as they process a transaction, replacing the PIN-based security of contemporary chip cards.” The first major pilot of biometric payment card solution from IDEMIA and Fingerprint Cards is no getting underway. The project was first announced last November, when IDEMIA revealed that Japanese credit card company JCB would launch its F-Code biometric card to its customers. The financial servicesRead More