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Supporters of the Green New Deal say they can reconcile two conflicting goals: ending the use of coal and other fossil fuels while also supporting coal miners.

“Supporters of the Green New Deal say they can reconcile two conflicting goals: ending the use of coal and other fossil fuels while also supporting coal miners” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The number of American coal miners, meanwhile, has fallen from more than 80,000 in 2008 to about 53,000 today, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.It invests in new businesses and recruits workers from local welfare offices and unemployment centers, with a special focus on former coal miners. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Apple To Enable App Development Across Devices

“The hope is that this effort will drive the creation of new software, bringing new use cases to Apple devices” reports pymnts.com. Developers will still be required to submit a version of the app to Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores. According to the newswire, the biggest benefit of the efforts will be to make it easier for developers that make apps for Apple devices.Apple is aiming to make it easier for software developers to make apps for its devices under a multistep program, which has been code-named Marzipan.Bloomberg noted that…

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Amid Trade Talks, China Urges U.S. to Respect its Right to Develop, Prosper

“The United States has accused China of unfair trade practices, including forced technology transfers, charges it has denied” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The world’s two largest economies began their latest round of trade talks this week to resolve a bitter dispute in which each has levied tariffs on imports from the other.Only by seeing China’s development as an opportunity for the United States can this help resolve certain problems, including trade and economic ones,” Wang said.On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said trade talks with China were going well and…

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Tehran to host festival on innovation in urban management

“TEHRAN — Tehran Urban Research and Planning Center will host a festival on research and innovation in urban management in the third Iranian calendar month Khordad (May 22-June 21)” reports tehrantimes.com. According to sciencedirect.com, urban branding is a new approach toward urban development of sustainable cities.Management infrastructure and urban financial development, social and cultural urban development, application of research projects, urban transportation, urban services and environment, architecture and urban engineering, safety and crisis are some items discussed during the event, he said.The sharing and development of global scientific findings in…

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Petroleum Marine Services signed 35 contracts worth EGP 298m in 2018

“El Sayed El Badawy, head of the Marine Petroleum Services Company, has signed 35 contracts during the past year worth EGP 298m, which is one of the highest contracts in the history of the company” writes Daily News Egypt for dailynewsegypt.com. In addition, the company also purchased new assets in the marine unit for transportation and supply.This came during the general assembly of the company chaired by the minister of petroleum to review the company’s 2018 business results. Source: dailynewsegypt.com

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China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

“No country in Europe, however, has issued a blanket veto on using Huawei technology in the way the U.S. has urged” writes Joe Mcdonald for suntimes.com. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre acknowledged last summer that it had concerns about the engineering and security of Huawei’s networks.The U.S. government is trying to “fabricate an excuse for suppressing the legitimate development” of Chinese enterprises, said the spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, Geng Shuang.China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block the country’s industrial development by alleging that…

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IMIDRO to put 129 projects worth $17.8b into operation by 2022

“The projects will create direct jobs for over 40,000 persons in 30 provinces” reports tehrantimes.com. As reported, boosting production, creating jobs, providing infrastructure and making joint venture with the private sector are the main pivots of IMIDRO’s plans.Given the policies of IMIDRO, planning for stable development of the chain of products, taking the most benefits of the private sector’s capabilities, cooperation with the guilds and associations, reducing the risk of investment making, and indigenization of technology will be taken into account once implementing the mentioned 129 projects. Source: tehrantimes.com

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Russian Tech Giant, Blockchain Platform Sign Agreement to Improve Operational Systems

“Global blockchain platform Waves raised $120 million in December 2018 for the Vostok platform, which uses Waves technology for both commercial and government IT systems” writes Max Yakubowski for cointelegraph.com. A subsidiary of Rostec, a Russian state-owned high-tech conglomerate, has partnered with blockchain platform Vostok, major Russian news agency Tass reports on Feb. 14.The joint agreement was signed by Rostec subsidiary National Center for Informatization (NCI) and tech company Vostok, which provides a blockchain platform combining its own private blockchain and the Vostok system integrator.The article underlines: Tass states that…

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