BOC looking to donate confiscated gadgets to DepEd for distance learning

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a sign on the side of a building: Bureau of Customs Port of Manila


Bureau of Customs Port of Manila

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is now conducting an inventory of confiscated gadgets, which the agency plans to donate to the Department of Education (DepEd) to aid in distance learning amid the coronavirus disease.

In a budget hearing on Wednesday, Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said the agency is now processing the possible donation of gadgets such as cellphones and laptops to the DepEd.

“Right now, we are just processing the deeds of donation so that these can be donated to the proper agency, of course subject to clearances provided by the regulatory agencies that cover these gadgets,” he told senators.

“We will also be donating other school supplies to the DepEd and other agencies,” he added.

The BOC, an attached agency of the Department of Finance (DOF), is mandated to prevent and suppress smuggling and the entry of prohibited imported goods. It also

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Delhi govt to challenge HC order on providing free gadgets and internet; will seek clarity on funding from Centre – education top

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Less than a week after the Delhi high court directed private unaided schools in the national capital to provide gadgets and internet connections to poor students for online classes and claim reimbursement from the Delhi government in accordance with the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, the government is likely to challenge the order in the Supreme Court.

Officials in the Delhi government’s education department confirmed to HT that they have decided to file an appeal before the Supreme Court, challenging the HC’s division bench’s September 18 order on the grounds that it has not laid down clear reimbursement guidelines for the Centre.

“While the Delhi high court has asked the schools to claim reimbursement from the state government within eight weeks of the supply of gadgets or internet, there are clear directions on how and when the Centre will reimburse the state. The Delhi government will request the apex

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The Best Kitchen Gadgets You Almost Surely Don’t Own (and May Never Have Heard of)

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Some kitchen gadgets seem fun at first but quickly become nothing more than clutter. How often do you really use that popcorn machine, pasta maker, or fondue pot? Did you even remember you had a fondue pot complete with those little color-coded skewers? 





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Yeah, I rest my case.

But I actually don’t because there’s a lot more to say here. For every unused or underused kitchen appliance or gadget currently crammed onto your pantry shelves or tucked away in kitchen cabinets, there is at least one clever and handy device that you’ll actually use all the time once you get the hang of it or that will happily replace something you’re currently using.

Great kitchen gadgets go well beyond the “neat” factor and actually make your life easier and more enjoyable, as it pertains to cooking and eating, at any rate. Here today are

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28 Unique Kitchen Gadgets You Won’t Believe Are Real

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delhi school news: Delhi HC directs unaided private, govt schools to provide gadgets, internet to EWS students

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed unaided private schools and government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas and others to provide gadgets and internet package to students of the economically weaker section (EWS) to take online classes.

A division bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sanjeev Narula, while passing the judgement, clarified that the cost of such gadgets and digital equipments as well as internet package are not a part of tuition fee and have to be provided free of cost to the EWS / DG students by private unaided schools and government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas.

“The RTE (Right to Education) Act lays down the material foundation for creating equal opportunities for everyone in order to reach the ultimate goal of socio-economic justice. Good quality education translates into better employment avenues. By ensuring that EWS students are admitted to private schools we can strive to achieve socio-economic equality,”

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Imee calls on Customs to donate seized gadgets to teachers, students

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) — Senator Imee Marcos on Thursday urged the Bureau of Customs to donate millions of pesos worth of confiscated gadgets such as cellphones and laptops to teachers and students in need of them.

Marcos said the bureau recorded 29.5 tons of such items as of August this year that were just sitting in Customs warehouses due to lack of proper documentation when they can be distributed amid pandemic and make life easier for struggling students and teachers.

“I hope they would just donate them to the students and teachers who are having the hardest time trying to comply with the online education requirements,” she told CNN Philippines’ News Night.

Marcos said an average family with three kids would need about P25,000 to acquire second hand laptops and internet connection for distance learning, which will start on Oct. 5 for public schools.

She added that

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Provide gadgets, Internet to poor students for online classes: Delhi HC to schools – education

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The Delhi High Court on Friday directed private unaided schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas in the city to provide poor students with gadgets and Internet connections for online classes during Covid-19.

Justice Manmohan said that to address the intra-class discrimination between 25% of students from the economically weaker section/disadvantaged groups (EWS/DG) and 75% of students who pay fees, schools are directed to supply gadgets as well as Internet packs so that they have access to online classes.

The two-judge bench gave its verdict Friday after hearing a plea by an NGO Justice for All through advocates Khagesh B Jha and Shikha Sharma Bagga, who had sought that EWS/DG students be provided with laptops and smartphones with high-speed Internet connections.

Also Read: Govt should provide free smartphones to all school children: NGO

In its 94-page judgment, the court said that the cost of such gadgets/digital equipment as well as Internet package is

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Tech Life Review: First artificial intelligence gadgets for the home

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Tech expert Kris Abel rounds up the latest artificial intelligence products for your home that aim to help your at-home life more convenient.

Oral B iO Series 7 Toothbrush: $350

This artificially intelligent toothbrush senses the way it’s stuck in your mouth, using vibrating bristles to “feel” the surface of your teeth and create a map sent to your phone displaying each dirty tooth (dark blue) as it needs more brushing (light blue) and finally becomes clean (white).

Red means you’ve brushed too hard, warning you to check for bleeding gums.

An emoji clock happily encourages you to brush for two minutes, which is worthwhile as the vibrations effectively remove plaque for a “from-the-dentist” feel sure to save you dental fees over time.

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Google Pixel Buds: $240

These wireless earbuds listen to the world around

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Cool Tech Gadgets in 2020

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New York, NY ( TS Newswire ) — 11 Sep 2020

If you love cool tech gadgets, this list is for you. The world is loaded with a lot of technological devices that serve various purposes. Check List of Latest Trending Gadgets

Although the ultimate goals of these gadgets are to make our lives easier, entertain us, help to get tasks done, and even develop better gadgets.

Even if youre using the best gadgets right now, you must keep in mind that advancements are made every day.

So, if you dont want to get outdated, you must keep yourself up to date with the latest gadgets available for purchase.

Cool Tech Gadgets in 2020

Without taking your time, weve provided a list of cool tech gadgets that are attention-worthy, and definitely worth their purchase price.

These gadgets are:

What is Keyless Pro? Keyless Pro is simply a virtual laser keyboard

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Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case: Data retrieved from gadgets, says NIA | Kochi News

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KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) submitted before the NIA court in Kochi, on Tuesday, that they have retrieved data worth 2,000GB from the laptops and smartphones of accused persons in the Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair. Similarly, 2,000GB amount of data altogether was retrieved from digital gadgets of other three accused too. Even the deleted data, including videos, pictures and documents were recovered with CDAC’s help.
NIA told the court that they need to confront the accused persons with newly-found evidence and need to probe further into the possibility of existence of new evidence.
The court then granted four-day custody of Sandeep Nair, Muhammad Shafi and Muhammad Ali Ebrahim to NIA for further interrogation till Friday evening. Even though NIA sought custody of Swapna Suresh, the second accused in the case, she could not be produced in court as she is admitted in Thrissur medical
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