Author Archives: Adam

Nigerian soldiers find Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014

Nigerian soldiers have found a schoolgirl who was one of more than 200 pupils kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram from their school in the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014, an army spokesman said on Thursday. The troops had found Rakiya Abubkar wandering around near Algarno, a former Boko Haram stronghold, the spokesman said. She had a ... Read More »

Tamwood to launch int’l start up school

The International Start Up School will open in June this year in Vancouver teaching students business start-up concepts as well as enabling them to begin their own project through a peer group and mentor. Students will have the opportunity to pitch business ideas and join groups to work on developing them, said Tamsin Plaxton, president of Tamwood Careers. “Our model ... Read More »

Bristol City v Fleetwood preview

Bristol City are waiting on international clearance to hand debuts to Jens Hegeler and Milan Djuric against Fleetwood in the FA Cup. German midfielder Hegeler and Bosnian striker Djuric signed two-and-a-half-year deals on Wednesday and could see immediate action at Ashton Gate. City are seeking a lift after losing eight of their last nine games, and Robins boss Lee Johnson ... Read More »

The Alcatel A3 XL is a new budget handset with a whopping 6-inch display

TCL seems to be keeping its efforts on the budget scene alive and well in 2017, now with the launch of a new “A” family of smartphones. The exact wording used to describe it is “a new premium range of affordable mobile devices” and while, we remain skeptical on the first point, competitive pricing seems almost guaranteed given Alcatel’s recent ... Read More »

Facebook report shows increase in data requests from India

In keeping with the global trend, the Indian government requested social networking giant Facebook for data 6,324 times in the first half of 2016 — up from 5,561 requests in the earlier July-December 2015 period, Facebook’s latest Government Requests Report revealed on Saturday. Facebook restricted access to 2,034 pieces of content “in response to legal requests from law enforcement agencies ... Read More »

SPD leader Gabriel expected to challenge Merkel in German election – sources

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) are expected to choose their long-standing chairman Sigmar Gabriel to run against conservative Angela Merkel for chancellor in September’s federal election, senior party sources said on Thursday. Gabriel, vice chancellor and economy minister in Merkel’s right-left coalition for the last four years, is more popular with the SPD rank and file than his recent predecessors but ... Read More »

UK: Brexit raises concerns about Erasmus+ future

The impact of exiting the European Union on higher education inquiry, which was launched in September last year, received 191 written submissions of evidence from organisations and stakeholders in the UK HE sector. Concerns were raised over the impacts of Brexit on students and staff at higher education institutions, ensuring the UK remains competitive in the European higher education landscape, ... Read More »

Swindon v Shrewsbury preview

Swindon’s Jordan Stewart is pushing for a start as they welcome Shrewsbury in Sky Bet League One on Saturday. The striker has been out of the side since September due to a serious knee injury but was an unused substitute in the 0-0 draw with Southend on Monday. Nathan Thompson is expected to be available, but will face a late ... Read More »

Xiaomi will livestream its first ever CES event, watch it here

Xiaomi’s conquest west continues and in just a few hours we’ll witness the first ever CES event from the young company. Tantalizingly, the CES page on Mi.com promises a “2017 CES Mi Product Launch.” The event starts at 7PM GMT and it will be broadcast live on YouTube. Here’s the thing though, the new product may prove to be a ... Read More »

Around 950 mn Indians still not on Internet: Study

Though mobile data plans in India are among the cheapest in the world and average retail price of smartphones is steadily declining, yet nearly 950 million Indians do not have an Internet connection, according to a joint study done by Assocham-Deloitte. “Internet penetration is increasing in India, the access to affordable broadband, smart devices and monthly data packages is required ... Read More »