Month: August 2021

FG urges political parties to support women in politics

With less than two years to the 2023 general elections, the Federal Government has urged political parties to be more flexible in supporting women to win elective offices.

FG specifically urged political parties to deliberately leave some offices exclusively open for only women to contest.

The Minister of State (Labour and Employment), Festus Keyamo (SAN), said this during the capacity strengthening training workshop on advocacy and communication for women cooperatives from the Nigerian for Women Projects, which just ended in Abuja, on Thursday.

The event was organised by Development Research and Projects Centre in collaboration with Michael Imoudu National Institute

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Lake City financier and philanthropist Darla Moore establishes scholarship at FMU

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Lake City billionaire philanthropist and financier, Darla Moore has worked with Francis Marion University to create the Darla Moore Scholarship.

The scholarship will be funded by a $5 million gift — $1 million a year for the next five years — from the Darla Moore Foundation. Scholarships will cover tuition, room and board or school fees depending on the individual recipient’s needs each semester.

The first group of Darla Moore Scholars will enroll at FMU starting in fall 2022.

“FMU is delighted to receive this substantial gift from the Darla Moore Foundation. FMU President Dr. Fred

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A history behind Panjshir Valley and why it’s yet to fall to the Taliban

Tucked away in the mountains, the region has withstood forces wishing to tame its population for 200 years. The Taliban are the only ones who’ve got a second chance.

Holed up in the last remaining region of Afghanistan not to be captured by the Taliban, rebel commander Ahmad Massoud implored for help, in a recent op-ed, that he’s engaged in a fight for the “fate of Afghanistan but also for the West.”

Whether “the West” wants to fund Massoud’s mujahideen remains to be seen. But he was speaking from one of the most well-defended geographic positions in the country

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AI Can Write in English. Now It’s Learning Other Languages

“What’s surprising about these large language models is how much they know about how the world works simply from reading all the stuff that they can find,” says Chris Manning, a professor at Stanford who specializes in AI and language.

But GPT and its ilk are essentially very talented statistical parrots. They learn how to re-create the patterns of words and grammar that are found in language. That means they can blurt out nonsense, wildly inaccurate facts, and hateful language scraped from the darker corners of the web.

Amnon Shashua, a professor of computer science at the

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Fani-Kayode defends calling Pantami ‘friend’, says it’s politics without bitterness

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says it is not wrong to be friends with your political adversary.

The former minister said this after coming under heavy criticism on social media, for sharing photos he took with Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, and describing him as “friend and brother.”

Fani-Kayode attended the wedding of Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, which held on Friday.

The former minister, who is known for his fierce criticism of Buhari, announced via his Facebook page that he arrived in Kano on Thursday to attend the ceremony.

He said he flew

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First ‘Run Billy Run’ race for William J. Boyle Scholarship Fund planned on Oct. 2 at Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke

The William J. Boyle Scholarship Fund is hosting their first ever “Run Billy Run” 5K road race and 1-mile walk at the Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke on Oct. 2 to raise money to support Springfield students going from Putnam Vocational Technical High School to Springfield Technical Community College, the same educational path taken by the late Judge William Boyle.

Boyle got into running one day in his late 40s at his son’s lacrosse practice. He decided that instead of watching on the sidelines, he would walk around the field.

“Walking turned into jogging and jogging turned into running and running

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Scholarship alumni urge No 10 to speed up evacuation of Afghan students | Foreign policy

About 250 alumni of British scholarship schemes have pressed No 10 to speed up its evacuation of Afghan Chevening scheme students, who had still not been contacted with a plan for their escape from Kabul by Wednesday morning.

Three days after Boris Johnson promised to help them, several of the 35 students with UK government-funded scholarships said they were extremely anxious, suffering panic attacks and fearful of their futures as they had still received no concrete advice from Britain.

With the delay in contact from the UK and the window for rescue flights closing, it is understood some of

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Warri Kingdom, according to history dating back 541 years

As the coronation of Prince Utieyinoritsetsola [Tsola] Emiko as the 21st Olu of Warri is less than 24 hours away, our correspondent examines the living history of the Warri Kingdom dating back to 1480.

Historical background

The Olu of Warri is the principal officer of the Warri Kingdom and with the help of the chiefs (Ojoye), the Olu runs the affairs of the Itsekiri people.

According to the Kingdom’s Wiki entry, the Kingdom of Warri (Warri Kingdom) or Iwere Kingdom (1480-till date) was part of the Nigerian traditional states based in the city of Warri, Delta State.

The Olu or

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Top Programming Languages 2021 – IEEE Spectrum

Nevertheless, while computer chips won’t burn a literal hole in your pocket (though they do get hot enough to
fry an egg), they still require a lot of current to run the applications we use every day. Consider the data-center SoC: On average, it’s consuming 200 W to provide its transistors with about 1 to 2 volts, which means the chip is drawing 100 to 200 amperes of current from the voltage regulators that supply it. Your typical refrigerator draws only 6 A. High-end mobile phones can draw a tenth as much power as data-center SoCs, but even so

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GU Politics Announces Fall 2021 Fellows Class

The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service announced its newest cohort of fellows for the fall 2021 semester Aug. 23, including Brian Stelter, CNN chief media correspondent, and other prominent figures involved in political advocacy, communications and journalism. 

GEORGETOWN INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE | GU Politics announced the fall 2021 fellows class on Aug. 23.

The 13th class of GU Politics fellows will be the first in-person class since spring 2020. In addition to Stelter, the group features Charlotte Clymer (COL ’16), the Human Rights Campaign’s former press secretary for rapid response and the first openly transgender

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