ISRO’s GSLV Mark-III launched Planned for First Week of June

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch the GSLV Mark-III in the first week of June, ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar said on Friday. “GSLV Mark-III is our next launch. We are getting ready. All the systems are in Sriharikota. The integration is currently going on,” he told reporters in Hyderabad while talking about Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III. “The whole process of assembling the various stages and then integrating the satellite into the heat shield, these activities are going on. First week of June is when…

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CVB celebrates People of Cabarrus for travel, tourism week

he Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau is participating in America’s week-long celebration of travel by highlighting the backbone of the area’s tourism industry—the People of Cabarrus. On Tuesday, May 9, the nation’s official Travel Rally Day, the Cabarrus County CVB hosted a special event at the Visitor Center to thank the community’s hospitality and tourism professionals and also began sharing a People of Cabarrus video series featuring personalities who represent an entire industry of ambassadors. “We’re fortunate to have a community full of talented, friendly people who create an…

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Teacher shortage: Four-day week attracts PhD graduates into profession

A government-backed scheme which guarantees that recruits will only spend four days a week in the classroom is helping to solve the teacher shortage in maths and science. The Researchers in Schools programme works along the lines of the TeachFirst scheme, which lured some of the brightest graduates in the country into teaching. Its unique angle is that the Researchers project only recruits graduates with a PhD. On their fifth day, the teachers can do their own research, go to conferences to improve their teaching skills, or work with small…

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Syria’s Assad doesn’t see ceasefire possible within a week

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Venezuelan state television TeleSUR in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria’s national news agency SANA on September 26, 2013. REUTERS/SANA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday any ceasefire did not mean each side had to stop using weapons, and nobody was capable of securing the conditions for one within a week. “Regarding a ceasefire, a halt to operations, if it happened, it doesn’t mean that each party will stop using weapons,” Assad said in Damascus in…

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