Pakistan’s the latest country to ban China-owned app TikTok

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Pakistan officials have announced a ban on TikTok after receiving complaints of unlawful content on the popular short-form video-sharing app. It’s the latest country to block the app after India instituted a similar ban and the U.S. attempted to do the same because of a squabble over who owns TikTok’s American business, which is currently the Beijing-based Bytedance.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said in a statement Friday that it came to the decision after TikTok failed to censor “immoral and indecent” content on its platform, the Associated Press reports. After receiving several complaints and petitions calling for the app to be banned, the authority gave TikTok a final warning in July to meet its guidelines and take down unlawful content (the Muslim-majority country has several media regulations intended to preserve conservative values), which the company purportedly failed to do.

“We have

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Meteorite Lights up Sky Above Mexico As Hurricane Delta Hits and Earthquakes Strike Country

A fireball was spotted in the night sky above north-eastern Mexico on Tuesday, as Hurricane Delta made landfall in the Yucatán Peninsula and several minor earthquakes struck the country.

The fireball was most visible above the states of Nuevo León, Coahuila and Tamaulipas, which border the U.S., around 10:14 p.m. local time, according to the Global Atmospheric Monitoring Agency—part of Mexico’s Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research.

Some amazed eyewitnesses—as well as some security cameras, webcams and doorbell camss—managed to capture footage of the fireball as it blazed through the atmosphere.

Cameras in Monterrey—the state capital of Nuevo León—captured images of the fireball briefly illuminating the night sky above the city.

Fireballs are unusually bright meteors—the streaks of light that appear in the sky when small pieces of asteroids or comets enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up. If these objects avoid completely disintegrating and manage to reach the ground

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Wallops Island Virginia may soon become the second busiest launch site in the country

After the Federal Aviation Administration last month granted Rocket Lab, a commercial launch company, a license to fly its small Electron rocket from the facility, Wallops could soon see a significant increase in launches as the company joins Northrop Grumman in launching from this remote site. While Rocket Lab is largely focused on national security missions, Northrop Grumman launches its Antares rocket to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station on cargo resupply missions at a rate of about two a year, with its next launch scheduled for Friday at 9:16 p.m. Northrop also launches its Minotaur rocket from Wallops.

Rocket Lab wants to launch to orbit as frequently as once a month from Wallops, which would make the facility the second busiest launch site in the country, behind Cape Canaveral, which is on track to fly 39 rockets to orbit this year.

Hoping to give birth to another

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Emergency 911 dispatch outages reported at multiple police departments across the country

Agencies from Arizona to Florida reported outages that typically lasted about 30 minutes before being restored.
The 911 problems occurred the same night that widespread outages were reported for Microsoft services.
Microsoft 365 services are coming back after major outage
Redmond, Washington — home of Microsoft’s headquarters — tweeted Monday that city phones and emails were also experiencing outages.
The service health status page for Microsoft Azure — the company’s cloud computing service — posted, “A subset of customers in the Azure Public and Azure Government clouds may encounter errors performing authentication operations for a number of Microsoft or Azure services.” Microsoft said customers “should see signs of recovery.”
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office in Hennepin County, Minnesota, told CNN they were not sure whether their 911 outage was related to the Microsoft issue.
The New York Police Department told CNN that while their 911 services had no reported outages, they did experience issues with Microsoft accounts.
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North America Stepper Motor Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type, Technology, and End user, and Country

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New York, Sept. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “North America Stepper Motor Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type, Technology, and End user, and Country” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05974408/?utm_source=GNW
Miniaturization is a constant concern for several industries, as well as one of the key trends in the current market scenario.Everything from desktop to hand tools and factory equipment are getting smaller and more powerful motors are desired for motion and positioning systems.

With the equipment size getting exponentially smaller, the issues regarding designing devices to fit the equipment are increasing.The enhanced design, as well as the modernized manufacturing process of miniature stepper motors, has increased their adoption in numerous applications such as medical and laboratory equipment, pumps,

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Standard Chartered Bank SL appoints Ajanthan Sivathas as Country Technology Manager

Standard Chartered Bank has announced the appointment of Ajanthan Sivathas as the Country Technology Manager, Sri Lanka to lead the Digital and Data Strategy of the Sri Lankan office as part of the country management team.

Ajanthan joins Standard Chartered from Unilever Sri Lanka, where he was the Head of Information Technology for Sri Lanka. He worked across many digital transformation projects involving technologies related to Cloud Computing, Microsoft Office 365 tools, RPAs and Data Analytics in a career spanning over a decade.

Bingumal Thewarathanthri, CEO, Standard Chartered Sri Lanka welcomed the appointment. “Ajanthan brings vigour and focus to the digital journey of Standard Chartered bank Sri Lanka, at a time when the new normal has permeated the way we do things, and where the digital advantage is crucial for growth and development. We welcome Ajanthan to the country management team and will be working closely with him as he

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Govt committed to promote science and technology for progress in country: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is committed to promote science and technology for progress in the country.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology in Haripur today (Thursday).

The institute will offer courses in artificial intelligence, engineering, food technology and various other disciplines.

The Prime Minister said we are moving in the right direction with a focus on education, science, technology and knowledge economy.

He expressed the confidence that the institute will prove to be a major step in promotion of science and technology in the country.

Imran Khan said the government is going to collaborate with five Chinese and three Austrian universities for technological advancement in Pakistan.

He said in the second phase of CPEC, special economic zones will be established and industry will be relocated in Pakistan.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied

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