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Brother of Danielle Jones's killer fights to keep him locked up for refusing to disclose body site

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 14:05
Stuart Campbell, 63, was jailed for life in 2002 for the murder of his niece Danielle, from Essex, but will be eligible for parole this year in what will be an early test for the newly-introduced Helen's Law.
Categories: UK News

Couple transform their Yorkshire new-build home into tropical paradise with plants from travels

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 14:05
Chris Ensell (right), 32, and his wife, Anneka (left), 31, moved into their house with a barren garden. They recreated a Thai oasis so that stepping into their garden would feel like they were on holiday.
Categories: UK News

How double-jabbed PIERS MORGAN caught Covid in Wembley chaos

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 14:03
Piers Morgan has revealed that he caught Covid. during the crowd chaos that marred Wembley's Euro Championships final - despite being double-jabbed
Categories: UK News

Amazon MMO New World Is Bricking RTX 3090s, Players Say; Amazon Responds

Slashdot - Sat, 2021-07-24 14:00
An anonymous reader quotes a report from GameSpot: Amazon [...] is now bricking high-end graphics cards with a beta for its MMO, New World, according to players. Amazon has now responded to downplay the incident but says it plans to implement a frame rate cap on the game's menus. According to users on Twitter and Reddit, New World has been frying extremely high-end graphics cards, namely Nvidia's RTX 3090. It's worth noting that while the RTX 3090 has an MSRP of $1,500, it's often selling for much more due to scarcity and scalpers, so players could easily be losing upwards of $2,000 if their card stops working. Specifically, it seems that one model of the RTX 3090 is being consistently fried by New World. On Reddit, a lengthy thread of over 600 posts includes multiple users claiming that their EVGA 3090 graphics cards are now little more than expensive paperweights after playing the New World beta. The "red light of death," an indicator that something is disastrously wrong with your EVGA 3090, doesn't pop up consistently for players though. Some report their screen going black after a cutscene in the game while others have said that simply using the brightness calibration screen was enough to brick their card. Amazon Games says a patch is on the way to prevent further issues. "Hundreds of thousands of people played in the New World Closed Beta yesterday, with millions of total hours played. We've received a few reports of players using high-performance graphics cards experiencing hardware failure when playing New World," said Amazon Games in an official statement. "New World makes standard DirectX calls as provided by the Windows API. We have seen no indication of widespread issues with 3090s, either in the beta or during our many months of alpha testing. The New World Closed Beta is safe to play. In order to further reassure players, we will implement a patch today that caps frames per second on our menu screen. We're grateful for the support New World is receiving from players around the world, and will keep listening to their feedback throughout Beta and beyond." New World is currently set to launch for PC on August 31.

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Categories: Technology

70 firefighters tackle landfill fire with smoke seen for miles

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2021-07-24 13:49
Ten fire crews tackled the blaze for hours
Categories: Essex News

Escape to the sun! Easyjet will fly 135,000 lockdown-weary Brits to more than 80 locations

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 12:57
Gatwick Airport said it expects to see around 250 to 260 flights and between 25,000 to 27,000 passengers a day over the weekend. Pictured, Heathrow.
Categories: UK News

Tokyo Olympics: TEAM GB ROUND UP: All the latest from our stars in Japan

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 12:56
After a year's delay, the Tokyo Olympics are finally under way and there's already been plenty of action involving Team GB in Japan.
Categories: UK News

Boss who launched £1.5m lawsuit over theme park injury must pay £200,000 after being caught rafting

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 12:55
Richard Walkden, 62, sued for the seven-figure sum, alleging that a cable car accident at the theme park left him with pain so bad he was 'totally unable to bend his back'.
Categories: UK News

Man dies after 'assault' near housing estate

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2021-07-24 12:43
One man has been arrested and remains in police custody
Categories: Essex News

Billionaire Candy brothers foot £4m tax bill over purchase of £68million Georgian mansion

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:58
Nick Candy called the HM Revenue and Customs decision 'patently unfair' after the brothers were taxed twice for the purchase of a Georgian mansion in London.
Categories: UK News

Prince William shares rare personal tweet about rugby union's British and Irish Lions

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:56
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, who is based at Kensington Palace, took to his and the Duchess of Cambridge's Twitter page this morning to send his support to the rugby union team.
Categories: UK News

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB's and defending champion Max Whitlock eases into the men's pommel final

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:48
NICK FAGGE AND SHEKHAR BHATIA IN TOKYO: Two-year-old daughter Willow wished her dad 'Good Luck' and shouted 'Go GB' in a heart-moving home video early this morning.
Categories: UK News

Nearly 200 Met Police officers have been accused of sexual misconduct in last two years

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:44
A total of 188 officers, the majority being men, have received allegations that they were involved in sexual assault, harassment and other sexual misconduct offences since 2019.
Categories: UK News

Essex at risk of 'flooding' as thunderstorm warnings issued

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:17
Two yellow weather warnings have been put in place by the Met Office
Categories: Essex News

Burst water main tears vast sinkhole in Liverpool street sparking flooding and evacuation of locals 

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:13
Fire crews were called to the 15ft by 20ft chasm in Green Lane, Old Swan, about 10.30pm on Friday, with the service saying three fire engines were in attendance.
Categories: UK News

Bloomsbury apartment where Bob Marley lived hits the market for £1.65 million

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:12
Originally home to internationally acclaimed reggae musician Bob Marley, a four-bedroom flat in a Victorian mansion block in Bloomsbury has hit the market for £1.65 million.
Categories: UK News

Moment cricketer, 29, in arrested in front of his shocked teammates for sexting teenage girls

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:00
David Hymers was training on the field at Tynemouth Cricket Club when members of undercover organisation Guardians of the North arrived to challenge him about the messages.
Categories: UK News

Society Is Right On Track For a Global Collapse, New Study of Infamous 1970s Report Finds

Slashdot - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:00
fahrbot-bot shares a report from Live Science: Human society is on track for a collapse in the next two decades if there isn't a serious shift in global priorities, according to a new reassessment of a 1970s report, Vice reported. In that report -- published in the bestselling book "The Limits to Growth" (1972) -- a team of MIT scientists argued that industrial civilization was bound to collapse if corporations and governments continued to pursue continuous economic growth, no matter the costs. The researchers forecasted 12 possible scenarios for the future, most of which predicted a point where natural resources would become so scarce that further economic growth would become impossible, and personal welfare would plummet. The report's most infamous scenario -- the Business as Usual (BAU) scenario -- predicted that the world's economic growth would peak around the 2040s, then take a sharp downturn, along with the global population, food availability and natural resources. This imminent "collapse" wouldn't be the end of the human race, but rather a societal turning point that would see standards of living drop around the world for decades, the team wrote. So, what's the outlook for society now, nearly half a century after the MIT researchers shared their prognostications? Gaya Herrington, a sustainability and dynamic system analysis researcher at the consulting firm KPMG, decided to find out. [...] Herrington found that the current state of the world -- measured through 10 different variables, including population, fertility rates, pollution levels, food production and industrial output -- aligned extremely closely with two of the scenarios proposed in 1972, namely the BAU scenario and one called Comprehensive Technology (CT), in which technological advancements help reduce pollution and increase food supplies, even as natural resources run out. While the CT scenario results in less of a shock to the global population and personal welfare, the lack of natural resources still leads to a point where economic growth sharply declines -- in other words, a sudden collapse of industrial society. "The good news is that it's not too late to avoid both of these scenarios and put society on track for an alternative -- the Stabilized World (SW) scenario," the report notes. "This path begins as the BAU and CT routes do, with population, pollution and economic growth rising in tandem while natural resources decline. The difference comes when humans decide to deliberately limit economic growth on their own, before a lack of resources forces them to." "The SW scenario assumes that in addition to the technological solutions, global societal priorities change," Herrington wrote. "A change in values and policies translates into, amongst other things, low desired family size, perfect birth control availability, and a deliberate choice to limit industrial output and prioritize health and education services." After this shift of values occurs, industrial growth and global population begin to level out. "Food availability continues to rise to meet the needs of the global population; pollution declines and all but disappears; and the depletion of natural resources begins to level out, too," adds Live Science. "Societal collapse is avoided entirely."

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Categories: Technology

Essex dad diagnosed with cancer after one tiny symptom 'saved his live'

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2021-07-24 10:54
"This whole situation has been traumatic and continues to challenge me... But I refuse to allow it to define me."
Categories: Essex News

Boyfriend of Esther Dingley says mountain pass where bones were found was 'within her capabilities' 

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 10:40
Dan Colegate said Puerto de la Glera, Port de la Glere in French, was part of the route he had expected her to take and insisted it would have been 'well within' her capabilities in a dossier.
Categories: UK News

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