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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

 

IRAN: Gibraltar to Release Iranian Oil Tanker seized by UK Marines

Gibraltar to Release Iranian Oil Tanker Grace 1 on Thursday – Report Grace 1 was seized by UK marines on 4 July over an alleged breach of EU sanctions against Syria. Iran’s state-run television and radio corporation IRIB reported earlier, citing sources, that the vessel would be released within 48 hours. Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has said that the Grace 1 would be released on Thursday, adding that the Gibraltar authorities would not renew order to detain the oil tanker, The Sun newspaper reported. Gibraltar detained the tanker becauseRead More


IRAN: Gibraltar to Release Iranian Oil Tanker seized by UK Marines

Gibraltar to Release Iranian Oil Tanker Grace 1 on Thursday – Report Grace 1 was seized by UK marines on 4 July over an alleged breach of EU sanctions against Syria. Iran’s state-run television and radio corporation IRIB reported earlier, citing sources, that the vessel would be released within 48 hours. Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has said that the Grace 1 would be released on Thursday, adding that the Gibraltar authorities would not renew order to detain the oil tanker, The Sun newspaper reported. Gibraltar detained the tanker becauseRead More


USA: Several police officers shot in Philadelphia – ongoing shooting

Authorities stage as they respond to an active shooting situation, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Several police officers shot in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA (Associated Press) — Several Philadelphia police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in what police said remained an “active and ongoing” shooting situation. Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted that a shooter remained active as of 5:57 p.m. He said there was at least one suspect firing at police officers in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood. Live video from news stations showsRead More


UGANDA: UNRA engineer strangled, body dumped in forest

UNRA engineer’s body found in forest By NEW VISION Children have since reported seeing people travelling in a white saloon car and parking around the place where the body was recovered The Police in Kampala is investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a mechanical engineer working with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), whose body has been recovered in a forest. Police suspect that Eng. Milton Turyareeba, 34, a supervisor attached to Kabale UNRA station, was strangled yesterday. His body was found dumped in a forest at Namagoma A zone,Read More


NIGERIA: Buhari bans food imports

Nigeria holds treasury auction after FX ban for food imports, sells treasuries to lure foreign investors. ABUJA, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The Nigerian central bank auctioned treasury bills on Wednesday at higher rates to try to lure foreign investors, hours after it was announced that the president told the bank to ban access to dollars for food imports. Pressure has been building on the naira currency as oil prices drop and foreign investors book profits on local bonds in response to falling yields. Crude sales account for 90% of foreignRead More


NIGERIA: Buhari bans food imports

Nigeria holds treasury auction after FX ban for food imports, sells treasuries to lure foreign investors. ABUJA, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The Nigerian central bank auctioned treasury bills on Wednesday at higher rates to try to lure foreign investors, hours after it was announced that the president told the bank to ban access to dollars for food imports. Pressure has been building on the naira currency as oil prices drop and foreign investors book profits on local bonds in response to falling yields. Crude sales account for 90% of foreignRead More


Trump sends creepy handwritten notes to Justin Trudeau

BY LEON NEAL/GETTY IMAGES. TRUMP HAS BEEN SENDING CREEPY HANDWRITTEN NOTES TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU The president has been using his Zodiac Killer–inspired method of communicating to conduct matters of U.S. diplomacy. By BESS LEVIN, VANITY FAIR Before Donald Trump became president, he had a long history of tearing out pages from magazines (or printing out offending articles), scrawling some nonsense in Sharpie, and mailing it to the party he believed had wronged him. But while most people in his current position probably would have dropped the habit—which feels not dissimilar toRead More


JOBS of tomorrow will require computer skills , to growing extent, ability to code

Photo courtesy of Girls Who Code The Kids Aren’t Alright: A Look at How K-12 Schools Are Failing to Teach Programming. The jobs of tomorrow will require computer skills and, to a growing extent, the ability to code. What happens if a generation of kids is left behind? By Anthony Malakian, waterstechnology.com The US education system is failing young coders—and that will create real problems for the future. Anthony Malakian looks at what the financial services industry can do to attract the next generation of coders and ensure that youngsters with theRead More


KENYA: Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

KAKUMA, KENYA (VOA News) – Marieme Jamme, once a child prostitute, has made it her mission to teach one million women and girls — including refugees — how to program computers by 2030. “At 13 years old I was taken away from my country Senegal to France,” Jamme tells students at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. “So, I really suffered as a young girl growing up in the streets of France as a young prostitute. At the age of 16, I was picked from the street by the FrenchRead More


KENYA: Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

KAKUMA, KENYA (VOA News) – Marieme Jamme, once a child prostitute, has made it her mission to teach one million women and girls — including refugees — how to program computers by 2030. “At 13 years old I was taken away from my country Senegal to France,” Jamme tells students at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. “So, I really suffered as a young girl growing up in the streets of France as a young prostitute. At the age of 16, I was picked from the street by the FrenchRead More