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Big jump in Covid patients in Mid and South Essex NHS hospitals

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 2022-09-25 07:00
THERE has been a sharp rise in the number of patients being treated in hospital for Covid-19.
Categories: Essex News

Strictly Come Dancing night one recap for Essex celebs

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 2022-09-25 07:00
They started off well
Categories: Essex News

Last chance to secure place on Braintree Hospital scheme

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 2022-09-25 07:00
A ROYAL charity is warning there are just six places left on a new Braintree-based programme which aims to give young adults a taste of a career in health and social care.
Categories: Essex News

How to give up alcohol: Mother-of-two Danni Carr reveals how she quit binge drinking

Mail Online - Sun, 2022-09-25 06:33
A mum-of-two who successfully quit drinking four and a half years ago has revealed how she would constantly wake up feeling embarrassed after a night on the booze.
Categories: UK News

Saul Kripke, Philosopher Who Found Truths In Semantics, Dies At 81

Slashdot - Sun, 2022-09-25 06:05
Saul Kripke, a math prodigy and pioneering logician whose revolutionary theories on language qualified him as one of the 20th century's greatest philosophers, died on Sept. 15 in Plainsboro, N.J. He was 81. The New York Times reports: His death, at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, was caused by pancreatic cancer, according to Romina Padro, director of the Saul Kripke Center at the City University of New York, where Professor Kripke had been a distinguished professor of philosophy and computer science since 2003 and had capped a career exploring how people communicate. Professor Kripke's classic work, "Naming and Necessity," first published in 1972 and drawn from three lectures he delivered at Princeton University in 1970 before he was 30, was considered one of the century's most evocative philosophical books. "Kripke challenged the notion that anyone who uses terms, especially proper names, must be able to correctly identify what the terms refer to," said Michael Devitt, a distinguished professor of philosophy who recruited Professor Kripke to the City University Graduate Center in Manhattan. "Rather, people can use terms like 'Einstein,' 'springbok,' perhaps even 'computer,' despite being too ignorant or wrong to provide identifying descriptions of their referents," Professor Devitt said. "We can use terms successfully not because we know much about the referent but because we're linked to the referent by a great social chain of communication." The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch, writing in The New York Times Magazine in 1977, said Professor Kripke had "introduced ways to distinguish kinds of true statements -- between statements that are 'possibly' true and those that are 'necessarily' true." "In Professor Kripke's analysis," he continued, "a statement is possibly true if and only if it is true in some possible world -- for example, 'The sky is blue' is a possible truth, because there is some world in which the sky could be red. A statement is necessarily true if it is true in all possible worlds, as in 'The bachelor is an unmarried man.'"

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Former TOWIE star Georgia Kousoulou admits challenges of adjusting to motherhood

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 2022-09-25 05:30
The 30-year-old gave birth to her first child last year and has been honest about the difficulties of her new life
Categories: Essex News

The Compasses pub in Chelmsford set for huge £250,000 refurb as new licensee takes on second venue in the city

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 2022-09-25 05:00
14 new jobs will be created at The Compasses under the plans by Ben Mulvaney, who runs The Blue Lion in Great Baddow
Categories: Essex News

Essex star Rylan Clark's real name is unveiled as presenter says he wants to be 'a little more real' now

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 2022-09-25 05:00
Rylan Clark has opened up about having a more glamorous and 'professional' side of his personality, discussing such whilst promoting his memoir Ten: The Decade That Changed My Future
Categories: Essex News

Essex property: Luxurious mansion with two pools, zip wire, rooftop balcony and spa on market for £6.5million

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 2022-09-25 05:00
The garden is every kid's dream with a huge treehouse, zip wire, rope bridge, play area and in-ground trampoline
Categories: Essex News

More than 100 owners prosecuted in Essex for their dangerous dogs attacking people during past five years

This Is Total Essex - Sun, 2022-09-25 05:00
One case in Essex this summer saw a widower lose his new puppy in a vicious dog attack
Categories: Essex News

Cybersickness Could Spell an Early Death For the Metaverse

Slashdot - Sun, 2022-09-25 04:33
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Daily Beast: Luis Eduardo Garrido couldn't wait to test out his colleague's newest creation. Garrido, a psychology and methodology researcher at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, drove two hours between his university's campuses to try a virtual reality experience that was designed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and different types of phobias. But a couple of minutes after he put on the headset, he could tell something was wrong. "I started feeling bad," Garrido told The Daily Beast. He was experiencing an unsettling bout of dizziness and nausea. He tried to push through but ultimately had to abort the simulation almost as soon as he started. "Honestly, I don't think I lasted five minutes trying out the application," he said. Garrido had contracted cybersickness, a form of motion sickness that can affect users of VR technology. It was so severe that he worried about his ability to drive home, and it took hours for him to recover from the five-minute simulation. Though motion sickness has afflicted humans for thousands of years, cybersickness is a much newer condition. While this means that many of its causes and symptoms are understood, other basic questions -- like how common cybersickness is, and whether there are ways to fully prevent it -- are only just starting to be studied. After Garrido's experience, a colleague told him that only around 2 percent of people feel cybersickness. But at a presentation for prospective students, Garrido watched as volunteers from the audience walked to the front of an auditorium to demo a VR headset -- only to return shakily to their seats. "I could see from afar that they were getting sweaty and kind of uncomfortable," he recalled. "I said to myself, 'Maybe I'm not the only one.'" As companies like Meta (nee Facebook) make big bets that augmented reality and virtual reality technology will go mainstream, the tech industry is still trying to figure out how to better recruit users to the metaverse, and get them to stay once there. But experts worry that cybersickness could derail these plans for good unless developers find some remedies soon. "The issue is actually something of a catch-22: In order to make VR more accessible and affordable, companies are making devices smaller and running them on less powerful processors," adds the report. "But these changes introduce dizzying graphics -- which inevitably causes more people to experience cybersickness." "At the same time, a growing body of research suggests cybersickness is vastly more pervasive than previously thought -- perhaps afflicting more than half of all potential users." When Garrido conducted his own study of 92 people, the results indicated that more than 65 percent of people experienced symptoms of cybersickness -- a sharp contrast to the 2 percent estimate Garrido had been told. He says that these results should be concerning for developers. "If people have this type of bad experience with something, they're not going to try it again," Garrido said.

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Man is caught urinating on grave of ex-wife he divorced 48 years ago by woman's stunned children

Mail Online - Sun, 2022-09-25 04:23
In shocking footage, captured by a hidden camera set up by family members, the man can be seen pulling up in his SUV only to get out while leaving the engine running to walk over to a gravesite.
Categories: UK News

Geelong Cats water boy relishes 2022 Grand Final win over the Sydney Swans in heart-warming scenes

Mail Online - Sun, 2022-09-25 03:55
Geelong skipper Joel Selwood was at the centre of a heart-warming scene post-game - dragging long-time club water boy Sam Moorfoot over the fence by to celebrate with the team.
Categories: UK News

Man is caught PEEING on grave of ex-wife he divorced 48 years ago by woman's stunned children

Mail Online - Sun, 2022-09-25 03:53
A man has been caught on camera urinating on his ex-wife's grave. Michael Murphy, 43, first noticed something was amiss after spotting a bag of feces had been left at the gravesite on several visits.
Categories: UK News

NASCAR driver goes BERSERK on a fellow racer after a wreck at Martinsville Speedway

Mail Online - Sun, 2022-09-25 03:02
Grady managed to pull down the window netting in Callihan's car and threw haymaker after haymaker at his head. After continuing on, Grady was picked up and hauled away by a bystander.
Categories: UK News

Newsom Vetoes 'Premature' Crypto Oversight Bill For California

Slashdot - Sun, 2022-09-25 03:02
California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would require crypto financial-service businesses to get a special license to operate, calling it premature and costly. Bloomberg reports: Newsom on Friday declined to sign the legislation known as the Digital Financial Assets Law, which was passed by the state assembly and senate last month. While the governor said he shares the bill's intent to protect Californians from financial harm and provide clear rules for the industry, his administration has been conducting research and gathering input on the right approach. The bill would require a loan of "tens of millions of dollars" from the general fund during the first several years, a "significant" commitment that needs to be accounted for in the state's annual budget process, Newsom added. "It is premature to lock a licensing structure in statute without considering both this work and forthcoming federal actions," Newsom said in a statement. "A more flexible approach is needed to ensure regulatory oversight can keep up with rapidly evolving technology and use cases, and is tailored with the proper tools to address trends and mitigate consumer harm."

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Hero pallbearers who carried Queen's coffin at funeral are back in Iraq to combat ISIS extremists

Mail Online - Sun, 2022-09-25 02:47
The eight soldiers from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards were flown back from operational service in Iraq to take part in Monday's funeral.
Categories: UK News

Labour republicans say Britain faces a 'future with a white privileged male' as head of state

Mail Online - Sun, 2022-09-25 02:46
Dozens of 'woke' republicans including a Labour MP have begun agitating for the abolition of the monarchy as they warned against a future with a 'white, privilege male' as head of state.
Categories: UK News

Woke Uta teacher who bragged that her classroom 'for non-white students' keeps job after apology

Mail Online - Sun, 2022-09-25 02:33
The woke fourth-grade teacher who professed on social media that her classroom was 'built for non-white students' can keep her job.
Categories: UK News

International Chess Federation accuses world No.1 player of tarnishing game's reputation

Mail Online - Sun, 2022-09-25 02:24
Magnus Carlsen, the world's No. 1 chess player, has been accused of 'damaging' the game after he sensationally resigned from a match against a fellow grandmaster after one move.
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