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Philippines raise objection against Chinese undersea given name

Philippines raise objection against Chinese undersea given name The government will give Philippine names to undersea features in Benham Rise which now bear Chinese names, officials said. Roque has continuously assured that the Philippine government under President Rodrigo R. The features reportedly named by China are the Jinghao, Tianbao, Haidonquing, and Jujiu Seamounts; and the Cuiqiao Hill. "We are just saying, respect us too, that we will give Philipp... [Full Article...]

Cochin Shipyard blast was avertable, says shipping official

Cochin Shipyard blast was avertable, says shipping official Resident joint director of the factories and boilers wing attached to the shipyard has begun a preliminary probe while the CSL has constituted an internal probe team. The site of the accident has been cordoned off and is being investigated by the forensic department of police. So, at this point, it is unclear what caused the fire. [Full Article...]

Say No To Valentine's Day, Celebrate Mahashivratri: Lucknow University Tells Students

Say No To Valentine's Day, Celebrate Mahashivratri: Lucknow University Tells Students In a fresh advisory issued by the authorities of the Lucknow University , the University had declared Valentine's Day 2018 as a holiday for all the students. Valentine's Day customs, like exchanging flowers and chocolates, were banned on the LU campus previous year too. Last year, the Lucknow University administration had warned the students not to bring gifts, flowers or chocolates to the ... [Full Article...]

Notley launches more ways to fight BC's pipeline stance

Notley launches more ways to fight BC's pipeline stance Notley and Horgan have locked horns over a proposal by British Columbia to refuse an expansion of oil imports until it is sure safety plans are in place to handle any spills or other environmental catastrophes. "I'm suggesting that it should be a tool box that is legal, not a stolen tool box, not a tool box that belongs to a different level of government", Notley said Monday. [Full Article...]

UK Oxfam hit by Haiti leader over 'serious violations'

UK Oxfam hit by Haiti leader over 'serious violations' The resignation comes as Oxfam is battling to save its British government funding after a newspaper reported alleged sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti during humanitarian relief operations there following a 2010 natural disaster. It comes after the aid agency's deputy chief executive resigned her position, saying she takes "full responsibility" for the behaviour of staff in Haiti in 2011. [Full Article...]

Trump's budget targets water cleanup programs

Trump's budget targets water cleanup programs The first funding came under the Obama administration, but the groundwork had been laid under President George W. Bush, who called the Great Lakes "a national treasure". Multiple restoration efforts have occured in the St. Louis River estuary in Duluth-Superior under the federal program. "These investments have bipartisan support because protecting our Great Lakes is not a partisan issue", Kil... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom minister touts automated effort to combat extremism online

United Kingdom minister touts automated effort to combat extremism online It says that the system uses advanced machine learning to analyze the sound and visual components of videos for "subtle signals" and determine whether they could be Islamic State propaganda. In Silicon Valley, the home secretary told the BBC the tool was made as a way to demonstrate that the government's demand for a clampdown on extremist activity was not unreasonable. [Full Article...]

Bacteria Hidden Under Our Feet May Be a New Weapon Against Superbugs

Bacteria Hidden Under Our Feet May Be a New Weapon Against Superbugs Malacidin is short for metagenomic acidic lipopeptide antibiotic-cidins. Malacidin appears to work differently than daptomycin , which was introduced in 2003 and has yet to be challenged by resistant bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that this development of resistance is a "slow catastrophe" with over 23,000 deaths each year due to bacterial infections that ar... [Full Article...]


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