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Bahrain to Open Doors to Its Blockchain Academy in 2019

“It will soon be launching its Blockchain Academy to assist with the increasing demand for skilled blockchain experts” writes Nikita Blows for livebitcoinnews.com. Participants can look forward to learning about real-world applications of blockchain technology.The Middle Eastern country of Bahrain seems to be encouraging expertise with blockchain through its latest initiative.Bahrain is the latest country to embrace the blockchain. Source: livebitcoinnews.com

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Election condemned after opposition ban

“But the validity of these elections has been thrown into question by a ban imposed on opposition parties and a life sentence this month handed down to the opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, the secretary general of leading opposition political party, Al-Wefaq” writes Patrick Wintour for theguardian.com. Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, director of the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, said: “Clearly, legislatures from the world’s leading democratic states believe that the upcoming election in Bahrain lacks legitimacy.Under these conditions, Bahrain’s elections cannot be recognised by the international community as free,…

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Bahrain minister backs boycott of Uber over Khashoggi case

“The Uber investment was the PIF’s first major deal in the technology start-up market, signaling its shift in strategy toward more aggressive and eye-catching foreign investments” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Uber’s absence carries a special sting, given both the size of the Saudi investment and its significance for the kingdom’s economic reform plans. Source: 95kqds.com

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Chepkoech smashes 3,000 steeplechase world record

“Chepkoech smashes 3,000 steeplechase world record Angelica Bengtsson from Sweden reacts as she competes in the women’s pole vault event during the IAAF Diamond League Athletics meeting at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) MONACO (AP) — Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya smashed the 3,000-meter steeplechase world record by more than eight seconds in 8 minutes 44.32 seconds at the Herculis Diamond League meeting on Friday” reports yahoo.com. Earlier, Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas set a world-leading time of 48.97 seconds to…

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