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Submitted by Maralyn45 on 6 April, 2011 - 12:41am

The Record said that a “significant number” of parents read the remarks of the teacher on Facebook, and were annoyed.
Teacher suspended till investigation
Theodore Best, Paterson school board president said, “You can’t simply fire someone for what they have on a Facebook page; but if that spills over and affects the classroom, then you can take action.”
He also told the newspaper that he has received messages from a number of people including the local NAACP members, who expressed anguish over the remarks.
Francisco Negron, general counsel for the National School Boards Association said that such cases are increasing. Such comments attributed to the teachers “not only show bad judgment, but is also hurtful to students and simply inappropriate.”
Only last week, another educator from the elementary school in Chicago was reprimanded for mocking at one of her student, Jolly Rancher’s hair.
The remarks have stirred up controversy

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Google launches in-app billing on Android market

Submitted by Maralyn45 on 2 April, 2011 - 7:33pm

“We’re pleased to announce the launch of Android Market In-app Billing to developers and users. As an Android developer, you will now be able to publish apps that use In-app Billing and your users can make purchases from within your apps,” stated the blog post.
This new launch will greatly enhance the sale of applications in the Android market, as prior to this, Android-based app creators could only sell their apps in the app market, and the monetary transaction was also a complex process.
Moreover, owing to this constraint, the developers were left with no choice, but to offer their software free of cost to the users.
The negatives
Even though this in-app payment offer is very beneficial, and is one of major revenue source for Apple which also offers a similar service to its iPhone customers, it has some flaws.
Malware and theft are major worries for Android app developers, while opting for selling their applications through this method.

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Messenger sends first orbital photo of Mercury

Submitted by Maralyn45 on 1 April, 2011 - 7:30pm

The recent photo of Mercury highlights an area around the south pole of Mercury. This region has never been sighted in space probes before.
On the upper right side of the image, the Debussy crater is clearly visible. The crater is 85 kilometers wide, and it radiates bright rays from its center.
On the west of Debussy crater, a smaller crater named Matabei can be seen in the photo. The Matabei crater is 24 kilometers wide, and it is famous for its unusual dark rays.
"This image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the solar system's innermost planet," said NASA.
NASA’s $446 million Messenger spacecraft got its name from an acronym of Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Gwochemistry and Ranging. The probe is expected to last for at least one Earth year, monitoring Mercury from orbit.
Other images will be released soon

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