WeChat Blocked in Russia: Tencent Says It’s ‘Deeply Sorry’

Chinese Internet giant Tencent said Saturday it was “deeply sorry” its messaging app WeChat was blocked in Russia, adding it was in touch with authorities to resolve the issue. WeChat, which had 889 million global users by the end of 2016, was not properly registered with Russian regulators, Tencent said. It is not clear how many Russia-based users the app has. “We’re experiencing a block and we’re deeply sorry,” a company official said on a Tencent microblog. “Russian regulations say online service providers have to register with the government but…

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New friendships best-kept secret in travel

BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA, TUSCANY— As a kid, I dreamed of traveling. My parents purchased a set of World Book encyclopedias when I was about 4 years old, and for more than a decade that was my conduit to other parts of the globe. I dreamed of far-off exotic lands and what they must be like: the people, the animals, the food. In my teen years, my travel ambitions moved closer to home as I was enamored with the Los Angeles rock scene. In my 20s, I narrowed my wanderlust to the South and…

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Video technology in the A-League It is important VAR use is restricted to clearly wrong decisions

Skewing away from that basic rule will open up all sorts of problems, grey areas and furious debates over interpretation that football does not need. Amidst all the hysteria, particularly on social media, over the decision to award Jordy Buijs’ goal for Sydney FC against Perth Glory, fans need to distinguish two very different arguments. 1) Should we actually have the VAR at all in football? 2) Should Bobo have been adjudged to have interfered with Dino Djulbic in the A-League semi-final on Saturday night? If, as you suspect it…

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What education policies should the parties put in their election manifestos

Ross Sargent, parent and governor, early years centre, Cambridgeshire All the evidence suggests the more funding the better at the early years stages, and that represents the greatest return on investment. So the first thing has to be a promise not to cut in early years. I would love to see the people who are genuinely experts in education in charge of what goes into our kids’ education – it doesn’t feel that way now – and the focus placed on the importance of teachers so they have the time…

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ELT expenditures in Malta slip as enrolments stall

ELT students in Malta spent around €139m last year, down from €161m in 2015, and accounted for 10.7% of all total guest nights in the country. Profitability of the ELT sector fell for the second year in a row as well. Profit per student week was predicted to have dropped to €35.86 per student, a fall from €42.2 in 2015. Last year, the country welcomed 76,730 students to the country – a minor increase of 1.6% on the previous year. “The international scene in 2016 has not been without strife” This cohort…

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Whats in Palestines first ever education law

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ratified the first Palestinian Law for Education and Higher Education on April 6, after the Cabinet submitted it on March 7 to replace the applicable Arab laws in the Palestinian territories (the Jordanian law in the West Bank and the Egyptian law in the Gaza Strip). The Ministry of Education and Higher Education hopes the new law will bring about “a significant shift in the education system, promote educational development and boost the role of the local community and its institutions in this…

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Research and training top the agenda in Australian state visit to India

In his first trip to the country since he entered office, Malcolm Turnbull was accompanied by Australian education minister, Simon Birmingham, who led a delegation of 120 representatives from Australian universities, industry and training institutions. Turnbull said in a speech that in the fields of education, training, science and innovation, “our dynamic and growing knowledge partnership can be truly transformative.” “We will continue to ensure that we provide outstanding opportunities for Indian students,” he said. “And also that Australian students learn more about India by visiting and studying here including through…

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Getting started with Android Pay in the UK

UK bank Metro has finally signed up for Android’s contactless payment method, following the service’s launch in the UK in May last year. It joins TSB, which was the most recent addition in September, Royal Bank of Scotland, and NatWest (among others) and is open to customers with Android KitKat devices and above, as well owners of the new range of Android Wear 2.0 watches. A recent update in the US saw Android Pay being incorporated into existing banking apps, meaning customers no longer have to use two apps (Google’s…

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Mussoorie, a magical story listening in the hills

Mussoorie, situated in the mountains of Garhwal, gives all the people who visit this place with an outstanding view of the mountains and also of the whole Doon Valley that lies below. This was once the favorite holiday spot for all the British and today, it still retains the reputation of being the most sought after holiday destination for Indians and people across the world. Located at a sky high altitude of 1880 meters above the sea level, this hill gives a picturesque view to one and all visiting the…

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Law of Deca Durabolin Steroids in New Zealand

Steroids are classified in to two types’ anabolic steroids and Corticosteroids. Both types of steroids are artificial synthetic hormones. Corticosteroids are initially developed for medical treatments and are prescribed to the people suffering from chronic diseases such as cancer or AIDS. As, chronic diseases makes the people lose their strength and muscle power, so in order to provide the muscle strength to the people suffering from chronic diseases steroids were developed. This type of steroids is very powerful so as an alternative less powerful type anabolic steroids were developed. In…

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