The Independent
COMMENT: Reducing speed to save lives
Someone hit by a vehicle traveling at 80kms has a three times higher risk of dying than at 50Kms By Margaret Chan and Michael Bloomberg We can save so many lives around the world if we just slow down. Each year, more than 1.25 million people – many of them …
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The Independent
Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide, says IRENA
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP |  The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday. In its “Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2...
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Trump calls N. Korea’s Kim Jong-Un ‘madman with nuclear weapons’
Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a “madman with nuclear weapons” during a telephone call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a transcript of the conversation released by US media Tuesday. A White...
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The Independent
TECH: Leather vs. cloth
Which is best for your vehicle? Recently we faced a choice between two 2010 used-Toyota Harriers newly imported from Japan. The two cars were identical in all except for the upholstery. One has leather seats and the other cloth. Which would you have chosen? We chose cloth, and I...
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North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment
Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  North Korea on Monday declared its medium-range Pukguksong-2 missile ready for deployment after a weekend test, the latest step in its quest to defy UN sanctions and develop an intercontinental rocket capable of striking US targets. The state-run Korea...
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West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle
Dakar, Senegal | AFP |   West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. The Pan-African Robotics competition (PARC) i...
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Uber extends on-demand service to trucking
San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Uber is expanding into a new field with a version of its on-demand ride application that lets truckers book cargo hauls with simple taps on smartphones. Uber Freight rolling out in the US was touted by the company as an app that matches …
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