Atrocity Alert No. 219: Myanmar (Burma), Libya and International Day to Protect Education from Attack – Libya


On 8 September the New York Times published extracts from the video testimonies of two soldiers, Private Myo Win Tun and Private Zaw Naing Tun, who allegedly deserted from Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw. The Tatmadaw are accused of carrying out genocidal “clearance operations” against Myanmar’s Rohingya ethnic minority during 2017. The testimonies, which were shared with international prosecutors, mark the first time that Tatmadaw soldiers have openly confessed to having killed and raped Rohingya civilians on the orders of their commanders.

According to the testimonies, the two soldiers received nearly identical orders from their commanding officers before entering Rohingya villages, including “Shoot all you see and all you hear” and “Kill all you see, whether children or adults.” Private Myo Win Tun said he took part in killing 30 Rohingya villagers and raped a woman. Private Zaw Naing Tun

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Amazon looks to fill 100 jobs in Chattanooga, Charleston

This story was updated on Sept. 8, 2020 at 4:25 p.m. with more information.

Online retailer Amazon has more than 100 open posts at its Chattanooga and Charleston, Tennessee, distribution centers which officials hope to fill next week at a virtual hiring event.

Across Tennessee, the company has more than 1,100 open corporate and tech jobs, the company said on Wednesday.

The Southeast Tennessee jobs at Amazon are not part of peak holiday season hiring, said a company spokeswoman.

Amazon will host Career Day 2020 on Sept. 16. Registration is open and job seekers can find more information, including how to sign up for a career coaching session, at, according to the company.

As part of the nationwide virtual event, Amazon will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the 33,000 corporate and tech jobs currently available at the company with thousands of additional hourly positions across the company’s

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Democrats Threaten Veterans, Women by Targeting Choice in Education

Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami at the time, speaks to students at The Bank Atlantic Center at The University of Miami on February 28, 2007 in Miami, Fla. (Photo credit: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Headlines abound regarding reopening plans for grade schools nationwide and how students and families will be impacted. Less attention and fanfare, however, has been given to a Democrat-sponsored bill that, if passed, would limit educational choice for veterans and women. 

As Jarome Bell, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and spokesperson for Veterans for Education Choice says, “learners such as working adults with families, minority students with limited options, and, of course, our veterans will pay the heaviest price by removing career-oriented schools from the equation.” 

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), would rewrite federal-funding rules for career-oriented colleges and universities and hurt veterans, especially women, who seek the flexibility and alternative

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Minerva and Prospector Announce New Partnership That Promises to Attract New Investors to the Mining Sector

Companies Will Develop New Maps to Give Prospector Subscribers a User-Friendly Way to Explore Mining Companies and Projects

VANCOUVER, BC and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 9, 2020 /CNW/ – Today Minerva Intelligence Inc. (TSXV: MVAI) (“Minerva” or the “Company”), an artificial intelligence (AI) company focused on knowledge engineering, announced a new partnership with Prospector, a search engine for the mining industry.  Minerva and Prospector will develop new interactive maps that will offer Prospector subscribers a user-friendly way to explore properties by geography, commodity, or deposit type.

Prospector ( is an AI-enabled technology platform built to modernize the way investors and researchers search for and access information about mining. Prospector draws data from various public exchanges such as TMX Datalinx, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, and represents 48% of publicly traded mining projects globally.

The interactive maps Minerva will produce aim to attract mineral exploration investment to the areas

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‘Over half’ of older workers don’t have jobs that can be done remotely

As the U.S. struggles to re-open the economy, perhaps those on the tail-end of the return will be older workers. This is the group most at risk from COVID-19 and the most wary of coming back an office or another public setting.

If they can avoid it that is.

A recent study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College examined the differences in the ability to work from home by age.

The report found that for many older Americans, “their ability to survive financially will depend on their ability to work from home.”

The good news is that older workers have jobs that allow them to work from home at roughly the same rate as their younger counterparts.

“There doesn’t seem to be large differences on average across age groups,” said Anqi Chen, one of the report’s authors, during an appearance on Yahoo Finance.

But “the bad news

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eBay and Maccarone Gallery Present “A Decade of Grimes,” an Exclusive Collection of Artwork from the Enigmatic Artist and Musician

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — eBay, one of the world’s most dynamic marketplaces, is partnering with Maccarone Gallery and artist and musician, Grimes, on an exclusive sale of artworks to benefit Carbon180. Starting today at 10am PT through December 18, a singular selection of art, apparel and more – including an exclusive coloring book containing original designs and a poem from the artist – will be available at in a series of drops titled “A Decade of Grimes.”

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Chandigarh education department’s offices open with 50% strength; staff asked to get tested for COVID-19 before reporting

a group of people in a room: Chandigarh education department's offices open with 50% strength; staff asked to get tested for COVID-19 before reporting

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Chandigarh education department’s offices open with 50% strength; staff asked to get tested for COVID-19 before reporting

The Department of Education, Chandigarh directed 50 percent of its staff to report to work from Wednesday in its Sector 9 and 19 offices.

As many as 21 employees of the department have so far tested COVID-19 positive, according to a report by The Tribune.

The official order by Education Secretary Sarpreet Singh Gill stated that after sanitisation of office buildings, office rooms and branches of the Director School and Higher Education shall start functioning with 50 percent staff from 9 September.

The Director School and Higher Education offices are situated in the Additional Deluxe Building, Sector 9, the District Education Officer’s office at Sector 19 and RUSA office at Sector 42 have been asked to open from today.

Gill, who took charge recently, stated that instructions have

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Evonetix and Analog Devices Collaborate on Third-Generation DNA Synthesis Platform

  • Collaboration will fast track the development and scale-up of Evonetix’s desktop DNA writer towards commercialisation and first product
  • Technology will help facilitate the rapidly growing multibillion-dollar synthetic biology industry

EVONETIX LTD (‘Evonetix’), the synthetic biology company developing a desktop platform for scalable, high-fidelity and rapid gene synthesis, today announced a collaboration with leading, global high-performance analog technology company, Analog Devices, Inc. The companies will work together on the advancement and commercial scale-up of Evonetix’s proprietary microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based silicon chips and accelerate the development of Evonetix’s first product, a DNA desktop writer.

Evonetix’s novel silicon chip controls the synthesis of DNA at many thousands of independently controlled reaction sites or ‘pixels’ on the chip surface in a highly parallel fashion. The two companies began working together in January 2019. They agreed to extend the collaboration as Evonetix continues to work with Analog Garage, Analog Devices’ corporate innovation lab, to jointly

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Yad Vashem, U. of Notre Dame to promote Holocaust education

Yad Vashem and the University of Notre Dame signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) set to promote Holocaust education and research among the “next generation of historians and researchers.”The agreement between the World Holocaust Remembrance Center and the South Bend, Indiana, university forwards Yad Vashem’s vision to increase Holocaust education and research across the globe.The MoU will be signed personally by Yad Vashem director-general Dorit Novak and vice president and associate provost for internationalization at the University of Notre Dame Michael Pippenger.”It is with great satisfaction that Yad Vashem is signing this important agreement with the University of Notre Dame,” Novak said in a statement. “Yad Vashem is committed to ensuring that the history of the Holocaust continues to be relevant today and for future generations, and is not relegated to yet another chapter in human history.”Our efforts aim to equip students and teachers alike with the necessary tools and
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ACID members attend Micro Enterprise Development Prog on detergent making | MorungExpress

Members of Assisi Centre for Integrated Development with officials on September 8. (Photo Courtesy: ACID)

Dimapur, September 9 (MExN):  The Assisi Centre for Integrated Development (ACID) commenced its MEDP programme on detergent making for 30 members in its office on September 8.

The programme was initiated through the support of National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD), Dimapur.

Sr Pramila Lobo UFS, Director ACID organisation in her welcome address expressed gratitude to NABARD for their constant support to the organisation to uplift the women through different skill development training programmes. 

NABARD has been supporting the organisation for conducting different need based programmes through Micro Enterprise Development Programme (MEDP) which attempts to bridge the skill deficit or facilitates optimization of production activities already pursued by SHG members.

S C Sahoo DGM NABARD Regional Office, Dimapur in his inaugural session expressed that the skills that we learn is not a waste.

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