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Norway confirms US to double troops on its soil for ‘increased allied training and exercises’

The US will double the number of its Marines stationed in Norway, Oslo has said. The news comes two months ahead of a massive NATO-led drill in the North Atlantic and the Baltic, which will involve thousands of troops. “I am pleased to announce that US and Norwegian authorities recently agreed to extend and increase the rotational training and exercises ...

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US high school students to receive ‘trauma training’ to prepare for ‘mass casualty events’ – report

High school-age children in the United States are set to receive “life-saving trauma training” funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in an effort to prepare them for “mass casualty events”. The DHS has issued a $ 1.8 million grant to create the program, according to federal procurement documents obtained by The Young Turks (TYT) news organization. The ‘School-Age ...

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AI training and social network content moderation services bring TaskUs a $250 million windfall

TaskUs, the business process outsourcing service that moderates content, annotates information and handles back office customer support for some of the world’s largest tech companies, has raised $ 250 million in an investment from funds managed by the New York-based private equity giant, Blackstone Group. It’s been ten years since TaskUs was founded with a $ 20,000 investment from its two ...

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Media darling ‘Aleppo survivor’ praises jihadi mercenaries training anti-Assad rebels

Bilal Abdul Kareem, a self-identified journalist who found his fame with dramatic “under-fire” reports from Aleppo, Syria, is doing what he does best – mingling with militants and jihadist mercenaries. In a report for ‘On the Ground News,’ which claims to bring “accurate, confirmed & up to date news” (as well as “document Assad/Putin war crimes”), Kareem is seen in ...

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Figure Eight partners with Google to give AutoML developers better training data

Figure Eight, a platform that helps developers train, test and fine-tune their machine learning models, today announced a major new collaboration with Google that essentially turns Figure Eight into the de facto standard for creating and annotating machine learning data for Google Cloud’s AutoML service. As Figure Eight’s CEO Robin Bordoli told me, Google had long been a customer, but ...

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Turkey ‘receives’ first 2 F-35 fighter jets… for training in Arizona

Turkey has received the first two F-35 jets from the US, but with a catch: the planes will stay in the US until end of 2019 as Turkish pilots are training to fly them and Senate continues attempts to bar Ankara from getting F-35s. “We are entering a new era altogether, and this also holds true for the Turkish air ...

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Desert odyssey: Chinese astronauts complete survival training (VIDEO)

Chinese astronauts have emerged from the harsh terrain of a northern desert after an intense 19-day training program aimed at preparing the team for future space station missions. The 15-person crew successfully completed the field survival training in the depths of the Badain Jaran Desert – a subsection of the Gobi Desert near the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner ...

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Russian teachers to be offered training on how to respond to armed attacks on schools

Russian teachers are to be offered training to prepare them for possible armed attacks on schools and other emergency situations through a nationwide system of courses requested by human rights ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova. Speaking to Lower House MPs from parliamentary majority party United Russia, Moskalkova said that her aides had officially asked the Education Ministry to organize and jointly conduct ...

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Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial sensitivity training

The world’s biggest coffee company Starbucks has announced that it will close all of its company-owned cafes in the United States for one afternoon on May 29 to educate employees about racial bias. The announcement comes as the company tries to cool tensions following an incident in its Philadelphia store, in which two black men were arrested. Starbucks said the ...

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‘Military-style training’ ban: Durham becomes ‘first US city’ to halt police exchanges with Israel

Published time: 17 Apr, 2018 12:22 Edited time: 17 Apr, 2018 12:58 Durham City Council, North Carolina, has voted to abolish international exchanges with Israel, under which officers receive “military-style training.” The council wants to prevent the “militarization” of law enforcement. Late on Monday, after a heated debate in the city council, the members voted 6 to 0 in what ...

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