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US Embassy in Jerusalem is Doing More Harm Than Any Good

The move of the US to open a US Embassy in Jerusalem has been drawing criticism since the inception of the idea.

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US Embassy in Jerusalem drawing criticism from across the world. Pixabay
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By Ajay Kumar

The move of the US to open a US Embassy in Jerusalem has been drawing criticism since the inception of the idea. On Monday, Israeli troops killed at least 58 Palestinians while they were protesting which coincidentally was on the same day, the US was opening its Embassy in Jerusalem. Following this, on Tuesday fresh protests erupted at the Gaza border.

International agencies and authorities are condemning the decision of use of force by Israel unarmed Palestinian protesters on Monday, the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 Israeli invasion. In the violence, at least 2,700 people were injured.

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Facebook Introduces Free Online Education Programme in The US

The "We do" module lets educators and students learn together. And the "You do" is designed to help students practice their new skills

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Facebook likely to launch camera-equipped hardware for TVs. Pixabay

Facebook has launched in the US free online education programme CodeFWDTo to increase the numbers of underrepresented and female students interested in pursuing computer programming.

“We’re working on a number of initiatives like CodeFWD to widen the pipeline of diverse talent studying computer science so the next generation of tech innovators reflects and incorporates diverse perspectives, building a future that benefits us all,” Lauryn Ogbechie, Education Partnerships Director at Facebook, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Created in partnership with connected toys maker Sphero, CodeFWD by Facebook, has been designed for both English and Spanish speakers.

It is a three-step programme where educators and organisations introduce computer programming to 4th to 8th grade students.

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Facebook App on a smartphone device. (VOA)

With the first module “I do”, CodeFWD prepares educators to introduce the basics of computer programming to their students, even as they may be discovering the concepts themselves.

The “We do” module lets educators and students learn together. And the “You do” is designed to help students practice their new skills.

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“After completing these three steps, educators who want to continue developing their students’ coding skills using a tangible, hands-on product can apply to earn a free classroom set of programmable robots from our partners at Sphero,” Ogbechie said. (IANS)

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