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Mental Health Authority to prosecute entities abusing patients

The Mental Health Authority has said it will prosecute any organisation or entity, which is still involved in the inhumane chaining of mental health patients. According to the authority, with the promulgation of the Mental Health Act 2012, such practices are deemed as illegal hence their warning. In Ghana, faith-based healing centres and prayer camps are the first point of ...

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Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s motives in free internet project in India

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has vigorously defended his company’s motives for rolling out free basic internet services across India, dismissing what he called “false claims” by critics who say its Free Basics service promotes a “walled garden” controlled by Facebook. In an opinion piece published by the Indian newspaper the Times of India, Zuckerberg equates internet access to education and ...

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Yahoo to notify its users about ‘state-sponsored’ hacking attacks

Yahoo has become the latest technology company to promise to alert its users if it thinks their accounts have been attacked by “state-sponsored actors” – hackers working on behalf of governments. “Yahoo will now notify you if we strongly suspect that your account may have been targeted by a state-sponsored actor,” said Bob Lord, Yahoo’s chief information security officer, in ...

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Twitter pledges to clamp down on trolls

Social media giant Twitter has pledged to clamp down on trolls once and for all, according to reports. Malicious Twitter users are said to be hampering the site’s efforts to be a frontrunner in the online news market, and its European head, Bruce Daisley, told the Independent that Twitter was committed to cleansing the service as it enters its 10th ...

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Toshiba says to seek new $2.5 billion credit line for restructuring

Toshiba, reeling from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, said it intends to ask for a new 300 billion yen ($2.49 billion) credit line by the end of January to fund a large-scale restructuring. Toshiba is likely to approach its lenders for the new commitment line, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. The Nikkei financial daily earlier said it would likely ...

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About 94% of cars will still be powered by fossil fuels in 2040 – Report

If you were thinking that the rise of long-range electric vehicles, like the forthcoming Chevy Boltor Tesla Model 3, might lead to the demise of gas-burning cars, think again. According to Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), 94% of the global car fleet will still run on fossil fuels in the year 2040. In its annual World Oil Outlook report, ...

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid saves gasoline – report

A report issued by AAA says that gas prices may just sink to a national average of below $2 per gallon for the first time since 2009. Looks like Chevrolet picked a terrible time to introduce the 2016 Malibu Hybrid. And that’s too bad, as this fuel-sipping hybrid delivers an excellent ride wrapped up in a sleek little package. The ...

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Audi makes 2017 Q7 SUV handle like a sports car

The supercharger spins up, jamming air through the 3-liter V-6 engine as I accelerate down the straight. At the turn I’m on the brakes for a brief moment, then back on the throttle, turning the wheel to aim towards the apex. The precise steering does what I want it to and shows no lag. Things get magic in the turn ...

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Over 45,000 drones registered in 2 days – Report

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that more than 45,000 drones have been registered since the Federal Drone Registration website went live on Monday. There are so many registrations, in fact, that the FAA is planningf to take the website offline on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET for maintenance in order to prepare for the influx of incoming drone registrations; ...

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HTC One X9 offers solid specs with affordable price tag

In October, HTC launched the HTC One A9, an Android device that looked a lot like the iPhone and offered mid-range specs at the pretty steep price of $499. Now, the company is trying something far more common, and perhaps with better chances of success: an affordable Android with a metal case and a decent set of features. The HTC ...

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