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Global nuclear technology takes a major leap with installation of Core Catcher at El-Dabaa NPP

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Global nuclear technology takes a major leap with installation of Core Catcher at El-Dabaa NPP

 

 

Nuclear energy technology has recorded a major milestone as specialists started to install the core catcher body at Unit 2 of El-Dabaa NPP in the Arab Republic of Egypt ahead of schedule. The Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division is the general designer and general contractor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The official ceremony dedicated to the commencement of the core catcher installation was attended by Dr. Amged El-Wakeel, Board Chairman of Nuclear Power Plants Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt (NPPA), Eng. Mohamed Ramadan, Deputy Board Chairman of NPPA, Mr. Andrey Petrov, Rosatom State Corporation First Deputy General Director for Nuclear Energy – ASE JSC President, Mr. Alexey Zhukov, ASE JSC First Vice President for Construction, Mr. Alexey Kononenko, ASE JSC Vice President – Director for the El-Dabaa NPP Construction Project, as well as project teams of the Rosatom Engineering Division and the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Our project continues to develop rapidly. The installation of the core catcher at power unit two is one of the key construction milestones planned for 2024, which was completed ahead of schedule in November 2023. It is worth mentioning that less than two months ago, namely in October, we installed a core catcher at power unit one which demonstrated almost simultaneous construction of the first and second power units.

 

Global nuclear technology takes a major leap with installation of Core Catcher at El-Dabaa NPP

 

 

 

 

 

By the end of this year, we plan the first concreting in the foundation slab of power unit four; therefore, it will spell the end of the preparatory period of and the transition to, the main stage of the four-unit El Dabaa NPP construction. This is the result of the coordinated work of the Owner and the General Contractor’s united team”, said Andrey Petrov.

Dr. El-Wakeel expressed his appreciation to all the workers from the Egyptian and Russian sides, adding that “what the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant site is witnessing today is not the result of coincidence, but rather the consequence of diligent and unrelenting efforts from all Project participants working day and night in order to reach the Project’s milestones. This could not have been achieved without determination, persistence and ceaseless diligent work.”
The core catcher consists of several elements whose total weight amounts to 700 tons.
In October 2023, the similar equipment was installed at power unit No. 1.

El-Dabaa NPP is the first nuclear power plant in Egypt which will be built in the city of El-Dabaa, Matrouh province, on the Mediterranean coast, approximately 300 km North-West of Cairo. The NPP will consist of four power units, 1200 MW each, with generation III+ VVER-1200 reactors (pressurized water reactors). This is the newest generation technology which has references and is already operating successfully. There are four operational power units of this generation: two reactors at Novovoronezh NPP and two at Leningrad NPP. Outside Russia, one power unit of Belarus NPP with VVER-1200 reactor was connected to the grid in November 2020.

The NPP is being constructed in accordance with the package of contracts which entered into force on December 11, 2017. In accordance with the contractual obligations, the Russian party will not only construct the power plant but will also supply nuclear fuel for the whole life cycle of the NPP and will provide assistance to the Egyptian partners in training of the personnel and support of operation and service of the plant during the first 10 years of its operation. Under a separate agreement, the Russian party will build a special storage and will supply containers for storing spent nuclear fuel.

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Why you should get the all new OPPO A78 device

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Why you should get the all new OPPO A78 device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The most amazing experience in the 21st century is the swift transition in technological evolution. Only a few years ago a cell phone was only confined to making calls and sending SMS messages. Today, there is just so much more you can do with a mobile phone and that’s on the technological advancements of the times we live in. A mobile phone has moved from just a communication tool to being an important companion meeting different needs as they arise on a very regular basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why you should get the all new OPPO A78 device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are five interesting features of the new OPPO A78 that will blow the minds of its teeming customers across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trendy design that gets you noticed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The OPPO A78 takes your attention from the very first moment you behold it and that’s thanks to its Ultra Slim Retro design that stands it out in midst of so many mobile devices. Its 2.5D right-angled middle frame and smoothed edges gives it an unmatched sleek appearance. Contributing to its comfort design is the device’s 180-gram weight and 7.93mm thinness which makes it very easy to hold and carry around in one’s pocket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The OPPO A78 is available in two colour options, with both having their unique character. Inspired by water, the Aqua Green model has been crafted using a double-layer process to superimpose a Diamond Matrix Design on a water-green base layer. The Mist Black variant, on the other hand, uses the OPPO Glow process to add a CD texture to the coating layer and it gives the phone a unique metallic gloss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent cameras to capture those special moments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photography experience on the OPPO A78 is powered by its super 50MP dual camera setup. The camera showcases details in both shadows and highlights irrespective of whether the photos were taken in daylight or at night. The complementary 2MP depth camera is a great addition as it facilitates truly awesome portrait shots. And then there’s the 8MP front camera, which apart from producing stunning selfies, it also countryside Dual-View Video that allows you shoot simultaneously with the front and rear cameras to combine them into a single frame for fun and stylish vlogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-lasting battery that will keep your device unplugged through the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All day companionship and entertainment are guaranteed, thanks to the adoption of a 5,000mAh battery. There are no significant drops in the battery percentage even after playing games on the device for a longtime. The battery allows the phone to offer 30.75 hours of talk time and a whopping 658.71 hours of standby time. Like other OPPO phones, it offers Battery Health Engine which extends the battery life to 4 years. The OPPO A78 offers one of the fastest flash charging speeds on any smartphone in its price range. The A78 can be fully charged in just 44 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For office workers who often leave their phones connected to a charger throughout the day, Optimized All-Day Charging can automatically stop charging the battery when it reaches 80% capacity and then resume charging to 100% just in time for the end of work. This reduces constant charging of the battery to improve safety and overall battery longevity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Binge-watching?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A78 Immersive Audio-Visual has got you covered!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are the sort of person who likes to watch movies and videos on the go and your phone is usually your go-to device for this job, then the OPPO A78 is surely your most reliable companion because it is designed as an entertainment powerhouse. It holds a 90Hz 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that showcases its visuals in vivid detail. While watching contents from streaming services providers, the device produces colours that are impeccably accurate and contrast levels are superb as well. The A78 also provides more immersive and crystal-clear surround sound through its Dual Stereo Speakers and Real HD Sound 3.0, delivering optimal sound adjusted for different scenarios such as music, video and gaming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Durable like no other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the present scheme of things where people have had to make adjustments owing to the prevailing economic circumstances the country and indeed the world over, it is only right for manufacturers to produce devices that will perform optimally for a good number of years. The A78 is a device built with a long -lasting battery life that would serve its purpose for up to four years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The A78 is powered by the Snapdragon® 680 Mobile Platform, delivering powerful performance with optimized power consumption built for everyday tasks. The phone features an 8GB RAM + 128/256GB ROM configuration with up to 1TB of additional storage through the SD card slot. It also includes OPPO’s RAM Expansion technology, which can be used to temporarily convert free ROM space into a maximum of 8GB of RAM to keep the phone running smoothly during heavy-load scenarios.

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Artificial Intelligence Can Now Steal Your Passwords With 100% Accuracy

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Artificial Intelligence Can Now Steal Your Passwords With 100% Accuracy

 

 

PASSWORD- Hacking is becoming easier day by day, and now let’s explore how keyboard button presses are used for hacking.

With the help of AI, you can easily be hacked by keyboard keystroke sounds
Researchers at Cornell University have discovered a new method. They have introduced AI tools that can determine all your passwords from keystrokes. In other words, when you type, the AI can analyze the keystrokes and accurately determine your passwords with 100% accuracy.

 

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Steal Your Passwords With 100% Accuracy

 

Researchers train the AI model using keystrokes(sound) as keywords. The same keystrokes are then listened to by this AI model, which is later implemented on a smartphone.

 

 

It uses the microphone to capture the sound of keystrokes and then replicates this sound on a MacBook, accurately noting the keystrokes with a 100% accuracy rate.

 

 

The team applied the same method during a Zoom call, where they were able to determine the victim’s password by listening to the sound of their keystrokes with a 93% accuracy rate. They also conducted a similar experiment on Skype, achieving an accuracy rate of 91.7%.

 

 

 

While artificial intelligence has made things easier in many aspects, it has also introduced significant challenges. We now need to be vigilant everywhere in our lives to prevent hacking. To safeguard against this, you can employ various strategies, such as using a high-quality keyboard that doesn’t produce distinctive sounds. This way, the AI model won’t be able to accurately listen to your keystrokes and compromise your security.

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The Legacies of Gen Tukur Buratai Nigerians Should Always Remember….Why  They Are Scared Of Him

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The Legacies of Gen Tukur Buratai Nigerians Should Always Remember….Why  They Are Scared Of Him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Ibrahim Dosara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Lt Gen Amb Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd ), the 20th Chief of Army Staff was a Military Commander whose career was full of successful achievements and wonderful experience. Besides his excellent records of achievements and performance during both training and operations, Gen Tukur Buratai led successful operations in both fields and intelligence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Legacies of Gen Tukur Buratai Nigerians Should Always Remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

His military career which took him out of the country in training and operations has availed him the wealth of experience and opportunities to acquire and master the needed knowledge, tactics and strategy for military capabilities to intelligently confront and deal with enemies. It was against this background that Buratai became very much successful in all the assignments given to him, despite the sabotage planned and orchestrated against him by some of colleagues who saw him as a big threat to their ambition for amassing wealth from the fight against terrorism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cursory of Gen Buratai’s legacies revealed that he left among other achievements, some successful legacies Nigerians should always remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These include but not limited to:

 

 

 

 

1. Security Sector:

A. Conquering the Dreaded Boko Haram Terrorists in the North-Eastern Nigeria.

Before the coming of Gen Tukur Buratai as the Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, the North Eastern Region of the county was almost conquered and taken over by the Boko Haram Terrorists. Many local government areas of Borno, Yobe, Taraba and Adamawa states were captured and occupied completely by the terrorists. Their flags were hoisted all over the local government areas they took over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People were being slaughtered like sacrificial rams. Business activities including farming were halted for fear of unknown. Foreign business partners deserted the region for their lives. The region was nearly out of Nigerian government, as taxes and other administrative structurs were changed to those of the Boko Haram regime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, on the assumption in office as the nation’s Chief of Army Staff, Gen Buratai swung into action and quickly adopted measures to deal with the situation. Training, provision of modern Warfare, weaponry, new techniques in intelligence gathering and sharing among the security operatives, integration of general public on information gathering and sharing, Media Operations, provision of welfare to the families of officers and men in the warfront, etc were some of the tactics adopted by the general to rubbish the Boko Haram fighters to gorilla fighters. He restored normalcy in the region and life began to be business as usual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If not for the sabotage from some of his colleagues, the remnants of the gorilla Boko Haram fighters would have been a history. Lt Gen Buratai should therefore be remembered always in this direction. His strategic master plans are today being used in getting rid of the remnants Boko Haram terrorists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Sahel Sanity Operations.

General Buratai saw the need to focus on the activities of rural banditry in the North West Nigeria where farming activities were stopped due to the activities of bandits terrorising the region.

He strategically planned and prepared a master plan to deal with the bandits and creat environment for farmers to go back to their respective farmlands to cultivate food and cash crops for the region and the rest of the country.

This Sahel Sanity was very successful as farmers were able to go back to their lands and cultivated large volumes of food and cash crops thereafter.

Farmers are still counting the benefits they reaped as a result of the Sahel Sanity Operation organised and executed by Gen Buratai in the North-west and Central Niger states.

C. The South East IPOB Separatists.

Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai after study and analysis of the security challenges facing the South East Nigeria where IPOB terrorists were killing innocent people and planning cessation against the Nigerian state, considered organising what he called Operation Crocodile Smile to deal with the separatists.

Within no time, Gen Buratai dealt with the situation and restored normalcy in that region.

2. Saving Nigeria’s Democracy.

A. ENDSARS Crisis.

The crisis planned and hatched by some Nigerians leaving in the diaspora with the help of foreign corporate firms, NGOs and individuals nearly consumed Nigeria’s democracy, if not for the timely intervention of the then Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

The ENDSARS protests provided all the needed environment for the change of government, but gen Buratai who sworn to protect the territorial intergrity of his country swung into action in saving the situation by democratically calming the situation and restored normalcy in all the places the protest took new dimensions and hijacked by hoodlums supported by antti- democracy elements.

B. 2023 Campaign.

Many people are unaware of the vital role Gen Buratai played during the 2023 general elections. It was obvious that the turbulent situation created during the campaign and the general elections for the 2023 was something of grave concern to all Nigerians. The polity was heated to the extent that many Nigerians were even speculating that the elections might not hold.

However, due to the effective and coordination of security concerns by the leader of elections security of the APC, Gen Tukur Buratai ensured smooth and peaceful conduct of bith the campaign and elections throughout the country, not only for the APC, but other political parties. It was Buratai who monitored and assured Nigerian politicians and their supporters the assurance to have peaceful campaigns and elections, as well as handling over power to democratically elected leaders.

Throughout the APC campaigns Gen Tukur Buratai was always with the campaign trail of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He gave the needed supports both moral and materials to enaure Tinubu won the 2023 presidential election.

Gen Buratai was successful in the assignment because he knows the security terrain of the country including the architectural design of the National Security of this nation. He knows how to coordinate and sanitize the nation’s security challenges if given the opportunity to do so.

His support and loyalty to the president, as well as his wealth of experience has strategically placed him on top in the scheme of things to handle the nation’s security issues for the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Gen Tukur Buratai will surely be an iconic security adviser capable of handling issues of security concerns for President Bola AhmedTinubu.

Ibrahim Dosara.

Writes from Gusau, Zamfara State.

05/06/2023.

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