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US Air Force Steps Up Blockchain Use: What Else Is the Pentagon Up To?

“The Air Force is not alone in delving deeper into blockchain technologies” writes unknown author for cointelegraph.com. This week saw twin reports from smart contract startup Simba Chain and blockchain data management firm Constellation, both of whom announced contracts with the United States Air Force.Judging by these developments, the U.S. Air Force is looking seriously at new tech to shore up supply chains and rearrange data. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Teen girl who sexted friends violated child pornography laws

“The top court in Maryland ruled this week that a teen who sent a sexually explicit cellphone video of herself to two friends violated state child pornography law” writes Victoria Bekiempis for theguardian.com. Prosecutors charged SK as a juvenile with filming a minor engaging in sexual conduct, distributing child pornography and displaying an obscene item to a minor. Source: theguardian.com

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Lessons of the second world war are at risk of being forgotten, or even rewritten

“For the first time in more than 70 years, it seems the lessons of the second world war are genuinely at risk of being forgotten or, worse still, being rewritten” writes Sadiq Khan for theguardian.com. Eighty years ago, the start of the second world war saw Nazi Germany invading Poland.But I also know that without the sacrifices of those from all continents who fought in the second world war, London’s history could have been very different.This laid the foundations in the years after 1945 for more than seven decades without…

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Trump endorses a raise for federal workers, reversing earlier calls for a salary freeze

“President Trump has endorsed a 2.6 percent pay raise for federal employees in January 2020, dropping his earlier call for a freeze” writes Eric Yoder for washingtonpost.com. The 2.6 percent figure that Trump has now endorsed is not the final word on a 2020 federal raise.Other studies using different methods show that the two sectors are about even or that federal employees on average are at an advantage.According to the complex federal employee pay law, a default raise kicks in if Congress doesn’t legislate a raise by the end of…

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Hundreds of Russians rally to demand free elections

“MOSCOW (Reuters) – Hundreds of people took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the Russian capital’s city legislature, defying a ban which has been enforced with violent detentions during previous protests” reports businessinsider.com. Weeks of demonstrations over elections for the Moscow city legislature have turned into the biggest sustained protest movement in Russia since 2011-2013, when protesters took to the streets against perceived electoral fraud. “We must show the authorities we are not just going to give up and accept the fact that…

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EMRA to replace bidding system with 6-year gold exploration license: Source

“The Egyptian Mineral Resources General Authority is preparing a new gold exploration map to replace the bidding system next year, in which investors will apply for exploration license in a specific area within a pre-agreed period” writes Mohamed Adel for dailynewssegypt.com. The source added that the planned gold exploration license shall give the investor two years for exploration, to be renewed for more two years after evaluation, and then two more years after another evaluation, with a maximum of six years for exploration.He noted that old gold exploration agreements were…

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After Trump tweeted out an image from a secret intelligence briefing to mock Iran, a top Iranian official trolled the president with a ‘good morning’ selfie

“On Friday, Trump tweeted an image from a confidential report on the incident, claiming that the US was not involved in the explosion” writes Ine Cain for businessinsider.com. The post was apparently in response to Trump’s series of tweets about a rocket failure incident that occurred in Iran. Source: businessinsider.com

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Greece to increase border patrols and deportations to curb migrant influx

“ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece is to step up border patrols, move asylum-seekers from its islands to the mainland and speed up deportations in an effort to deal with a resurgence in migrant flows from neighboring Turkey” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. On Saturday, the government said it would move asylum-seekers to mainland facilities, increase border surveillance together with the European Union’s border patrol agency Frontex and NATO, and boost police patrols across Greece to identify rejected asylum seekers who have remained in the country.The increase in arrivals has piled…

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South Carolina declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian

“The Category 4 storm strengthened early Saturday to winds of nearly 150 miles per hour” writes Janelle Griffith Is for nbcnews.com. South Carolina’s governor declared a state of emergency Saturday after powerful Hurricane Dorianshifted course, putting the Carolinas and Georgia at risk of a dangerous storm surge and strong winds during the middle of next week. “Given the strength and unpredictability of the storm, we must prepare for every possible scenario,” Gov. Source: nbcnews.com

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