Posts published in Day: March 8, 2019

Congress has new questions for Donald Trump Jr

By John Santucci on Friday, March 8, 2019

Congressional investigators are making plans to ask Donald Trump Jr. to return to Capitol Hill, in part, to ask why he told lawmakers under oath that he knew “very little” about a deal with Russian developers in 2016 to put the Trump brand on a skyscraper in Moscow, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Sworn testimony from the president’s eldest son appears to conflict with testimony from former Trump Organization attorney…

Female Naval Cadets Say Russia Not Ready for Women in Combat Roles

By Gareth Jones on Friday, March 8, 2019

Alina Politika is one of 42 female cadets attending the naval academy in Russia’s Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, but she knows she is unlikely to ever step onto the captain’s bridge of a battleship. Politka’s diploma and military rank after graduation won’t differ from those of male cadets, but the Russian navy does not accept women as commanding officers – a situation she sees no need to change for now.…

Richness of Life demanding recount of e-votes

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Richness of Life Party (ERE) on Wednesday filed a complaint with the National Electoral Committee demanding that electronic votes cast in the 2019 Riigikogu election be recounted. E-votes were counted on the night of 3 March, with the results being entered into the elections information system, but these results were not signed, the party noted in a press release. The official results were confirmed following a recount, signed by…

Ministry of National Defence has announced a private partner selection for building three new military sites

Friday, March 8, 2019

On March 5 the ministry of National Defence announced a private partner selection for building three military sites and providing public services in Šiauliai city, and Šilalė and Vilnius regions.  The complex and long-term project of the Ministry of National Defence begins a completely new stage of development of Lithuanian Armed Forces infrastructure. It is a strategic MoD project which will result in a totally new military infrastructure for three…

Mark Zuckerberg Outlines New Plan to Build ‘Privacy-Focused’ Facebook

Friday, March 8, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms and plans to transform Facebook into such a platform.“Facebook and Instagram have helped people connect with friends, communities, and interests in the digital equivalent of a town square. But people increasingly also want to connect privately in the digital equivalent of the living room,” the billionaire founder of Facebook said in his blog. Zuckerberg said he wanted to develop the…

For Kremlin, Ukrainian election a choice between lesser of three evils

By Andrew Osborn on Friday, March 8, 2019

Before Russia annexed Crimea and backed separatists in east Ukraine, Moscow had a Ukrainian president who did much of what it wanted. Now, as Ukraine readies to elect a new leader, none of the main candidates look that enticing to Russia. Viktor Yanukovich, the last Moscow-friendly Ukrainian president, was toppled by protests in 2014 and fled to Russia, and Petro Poroshenko, his successor, has put fierce opposition to Moscow at…

AI to be Used at Special Olympics For First Time at World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

For the first time, artificial intelligence will be used at the upcoming Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, to guarantee its organisational success. The latest technology will be used during the event, including the use of AI, machine learning and the internet, Dr. Yousef Al Hammadi, CEO of AI at Abu Dhabi 2019 said in an interview with the Emirates news Agency WAM. According to Dr. Yousef Al Hammadi, these technologies at the Special Olympics World Games…

Corruption Prevention Bureau detains businessman, Rigas Satiksme official Brandavs

Friday, March 8, 2019

KNAB on Tuesday launched a criminal procedure on alleged bribery and mediation in bribery committed by an official of Rigas Karte company maintaining the e-ticket system, parking meters and terminals at school canteens where pupils use their e-tickets to receive free lunches, LETA learned from the bureau. The materials of the criminal case contains information about handing the bribe to an intermediary who should further hand the bribe to officials.One…