Tuesday , 16 October 2018

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Trademark holders must pay for UK web blocking orders – Supreme Court

Top judges say ISPs – but not webhosts or caches – can pass the buck  BT has won a UK Supreme Court battle over who should pay the costs of trademark infringement blocking orders – and it won’t be internet service providers. Instead rights-holders must reimburse ISPs for the costs of blocking rights-infringing material, according to Supreme Court judge Lord ... Read More »

There Is a New Link Between Screen-Time and Autism

Brains at every age, especially developing ones, adapt to the environment in which they find themselves. What worries a growing number of advocates are the potential risks of heavy screen exposure, including, they believe, the hastening of autism in the young and attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in older children [1]. Dangers seem to lurk everywhere when one becomes a parent, ... Read More »

Security services of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan sign agreement on co-op

The document was signed by the Head of the State Committee for National Security Saimumin Yatimov and Uzbekistan’s National Security Service (SNB) chief of Ikhtiyor Abdullayev, the Committee said. The delegation of the SNB of Uzbekistan headed by the Chief of the Service Ikhtiyor Abdullayev arrived in Dushanbe on June 12. “During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of strengthening ... Read More »

Challenge Corporation Official Visits to Continue Progress on Compact Development

The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America Caroline Nguyen visited Sri Lanka from June 11 to 13 to advance the development of the proposed MCC compact – a large-scale five-year grant program. The U.S. government is developing this compact in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka for the specific purpose ... Read More »

US-North Korea talks should be a model for India and Pakistan, says Nawaz Sharif’s brother

Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) chief and prime ministerial candidate Shehbaz Sharif said the Kashmir dispute should be brought back to the negotiating table. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) chief and prime ministerial candidate Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said the historic negotiations between the United States and North Korea should be a precedent for India and Pakistan. Shehbaz Sharif is the former ... Read More »

Simulation for grid transmission, distribution

Renewable energy is on the rise, especially in California, where utility companies are mandated to get at least half of their power from renewable resources, such as solar and wind, by 2030. It may be a positive development for the environment, but questions linger about how electricity generated by residential solar panels and home battery storage can affect the stability ... Read More »

New Xbox confirmed as Microsoft promises to “set the benchmark for console gaming”

Xbox boss Phil Spencer, speaking at E3 2018, has confirmed that a new Xbox console is coming, stating that: “The same team that delivered unprecedented performance with Xbox One X is deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliver on our commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming.” Microsoft debuts Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 ... Read More »

All eyes on Ramzan Kadyrov as Chechnya hosts Egypt in World Cup

The Tunisians were first to visit, followed by the Iranians, and then the Saudis. But it was the Egyptians, led by the Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah, who snatched up the dubious grand prize: a World Cup training base in Chechnya. Once devastated by civil war, Chechnya is now the focus of intense international scrutiny over its crackdown on political opponents ... Read More »

Aluminium Scrap prices steady; New US import tariffs give minor boost to MCX Aluminium

India major Aluminium scrap prices showed a flat trend on the Scrap Register Price Index as on Friday, while the news on tariffs gave only a minor boost to aluminium futures prices at India’s Multi Commodity Exchange, which ended 0.39 percent higher at Rs. 458.85 a kilogram. India’s major Aluminium scrap commodities prices including aluminium accessories scrap, aluminium ingots, aluminium ... Read More »

Is this country vying to be the most Muslim-friendly in the world?

Outbound tourist flow from the Arabian Gulf to different destinations worldwide is gradually taking off. Travel agencies and tourism boards of different countries are reimagining a travel experience driven by a new, always-connected traveller – whether it is the family traveller, the independent traveller, the middle-class traveller, or the business traveller. There’s one country, however, in East Asia that seems ... Read More »