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White nationalist rally at University of Virginia

Hundreds of US white nationalists have rallied at the University of Virginia, protesting against plans to remove a statue of a confederate general. The group waved torches and chanted “Jews will not replace us” and “white lives matter” as they marched through the Charlottesville university. There were clashes with counter-protesters, while the local mayor condemned the march as racist. A ... Read More »

Tech stocks send another bearish warning of bigger market sell-off, even with Apple at highs

Nasdaq and technology stocks are sending up warning flares that the broader market may be getting ready for a late-summer sell-off. The Dow surged above 22,000 for the first time ever Wednesday, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also rode higher after Apple’s strong earnings cast a positive glow across the market. But those gains evaporated and the Dow was just slightly higher for most ... Read More »

Govt looks at location-specific mergers of 260,000 schools to utilize resources

As per the draft guidelines, as of 2015-16, at least 187,006 primary schools (Class I-V) and 62,988 upper primary (Class VI-VIII) schools were running with fewer than 30 students. Photo: HT New Delhi: The centre is looking to execute location-specific mergers of nearly 260,000 small government schools as part of a rationalization process to ensure maximum use of resources. In draft ... Read More »

Technology That Turns Obama’s Words Into Lip-Synced Videos to Be Featured at SIGGRAPH

A paper set to be delivered at next week’s SIGGRAPH 2017 conference has garnered a lot of pre-confab attention because the technology could possibly be used to produce fake news videos. But the technology described in the paper, “Synthesizing Obama: Learning Lip Sync From Audio,” could have many more beneficial uses, especially in the entertainment and gaming industries. Researchers from the University ... Read More »

Lenovo lines up new software and gadgets at Tech World Summit

The Chinese company unveiled AI-focused technology and gadgets at the show Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the glitzy, sometimes mysterious, aura around what the technology promises entices everybody, right from the tech bigwigs to scribes jostling for the latest byte or scoop about it. A recent example being Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg siding with the technology, saying it promises a lot, ... Read More »

Fischer named dean of education at St. Scholastica

Brenda Fischer Brenda Fischer has been named dean of the College of St. Scholastica’s School of Education. She replaces Jo Olsen, who retired after serving in the position for 11 years. Fischer earned a doctor of education in teaching and learning from the University of Minnesota. She previously served as chairwoman of the education school’s undergraduate programs and the Elementary ... Read More »

The World’s Fastest Drone Flies At 179.6 MPH (That’s Faster Than A Tesla Model S)

The RacerX drone of the Drone Racing League reached a top speed of 179.6 miles per hour during testing, claiming the title as the fastest drone in the world. Earlier in the day of the record attempt, prototypes of the RacerX drone actually burst into flames when they reached the highest point of acceleration because of the massive amount of ... Read More »

Varadkar lashes out at ‘cowardly’ anonymous trolls on social media

  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hit out at “cowardly” social media users who abuse people using “the cloak of anonymity”. The use of social media in political circles has been under scrutiny in the wake of the Jobstown trial and separately the cautioning by gardaí of a woman for messages criticising Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty. However, Mr Varadkar told ... Read More »

Motorola Earbuds Metal, Earbuds Sports Launched in India at Rs. 999

Motorola Earbud Metal HIGHLIGHTS The starting price for both headphones is Rs. 999 Earbuds Sports come with a removable ear hook Both the in-ear headphones come with IP54 water resistance Shyam Telecom, the Indian licensee of MotorolaCompanion Products range, on Wednesday launched the Motorola Earbuds Metal and Earbuds Sports in-ear headphones in India. Both the Motorola in-ear headphones are priced Rs. ... Read More »

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

Students at a university library in Rabat, Morocco. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank 28 June 2017 – Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.” “Inclusive, equitable and quality education goes to ... Read More »