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Little ones spread joy and happiness across north Essex

Chelmsford Weekly News - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:00
Big yawn - Airlie Elizabeth Sheila Price arrived by emergency C-section on May 13, weighing 9lb 13oz
Categories: Essex News

First £3.3MILLION Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger continuation car completed

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 07:39
We've been expecting it, Mr Bond...and finally it's here. First of 25 limited-run gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5s, which made its big-screen debut in the 1964, has been reborn in the 21st century.
Categories: UK News

CodeSOD: Classic WTF: Dimensioning the Dimension

The Daily WTF - Mon, 2020-07-06 07:30
It was a holiday weekend in the US, so we're taking a little break. Yes, I know that most people took Friday off, but as this article demonstrates, dates remain hard. Original -- Remy

It's not too uncommon to see a Java programmer write a method to get the name of a month based on the month number. Sure, month name formatting is built in via SimpleDateFormat, but the documentation can often be hard to read. And since there's really no other place to find the answer, it's excusable that a programmer will just write a quick method to do this.

I have to say though, Robert Cooper's colleague came up with a very interesting way of doing this: adding an[other] index to an array ...

public class DateHelper { private static final String[][] months = { { "0", "January" }, { "1", "February" }, { "2", "March" }, { "3", "April" }, { "4", "May" }, { "5", "June" }, { "6", "July" }, { "7", "August" }, { "8", "September" }, { "9", "October" }, { "10", "November" }, { "11", "December" } }; public static String getMonthDescription(int month) { for (int i = 0; i < months.length; i++) { if (Integer.parseInt(months[i][0]) == month) { return months[i][1]; } } return null; } }

If you enjoyed friday's post (A Pop-up Potpourii), make sure to check out the replies. There were some great error messages posted.

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Categories: Technology

Dozens of overcrowded Spanish beaches are forced to close

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 07:24
Nearly 30 Costa del Sol beaches had to turn visitors away at the busiest times of the day on Sunday in resorts including Benalmadena.
Categories: UK News

Live updates as huge pile-up on A12 causes long delays

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 2020-07-06 07:21
The travel time is now around 40 minutes
Categories: Essex News

Man shot dead by 'moped gunmen' in north London is named as 22-year-old eldest of five brothers

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 07:11
Imani Allaway-Muir, 22, died in an apparently targeted attack in a children's playground on Saturday in Islington, north London.
Categories: UK News

Dentist Madeleine Duff shares her top tips and tricks to get white teeth from home

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 07:06
A celebrity dentist has revealed everything you need to know about teeth whitening - and her top tricks to help you get a perfect smile. Dr Madeleine Duff from Melbourne shared advice.
Categories: UK News

The richest billionaires in 43 US states

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 07:05
There are 43 billionaires in the US who have been recognized as the wealthiest individuals in their respective states. Jeff Bezos held the top spot for Washington state, beating out Bill Gates (inset).
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Photos show scene where man shot in stomach near Toby Carvey

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 2020-07-06 06:49
Pictures show a large police presence at the scene
Categories: Essex News

Drunk man celebrating pubs reopening saved twice by river rescue team

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 2020-07-06 06:36
He shouted "Help me, I can't swim"
Categories: Essex News

Deliveroo riders to be trained to spot signs of child abuse

Chelmsford Weekly News - Mon, 2020-07-06 06:00
Deliveroo riders will be trained to spot signs of child abuse in a bid to help identify those at risk who may be hidden due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Categories: Essex News

Deliveroo riders to be trained to spot signs of child abuse

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 2020-07-06 06:00
Deliveroo riders will be trained to spot signs of child abuse in a bid to help identify those at risk who may be hidden due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Categories: Essex News

Felsted School welcomes back some of its boarding pupils

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 2020-07-06 06:00
AN INDEPENDENT school has welcomed back some of its boarding students for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Categories: Essex News

More than 400 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Braintree region

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 2020-07-06 06:00
MORE than 400 people have been diagnosed with coronavrius in the Braintree district, new figures have shown.
Categories: Essex News

Kayla Itsines reveals the three basic exercises she does every morning to wake up

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 05:56
Kayla Itsines has shared the basic exercises she does every morning as soon as she wakes up - and the small routine she completes at night to wind down.
Categories: UK News

Tesla to Make Molecule Printers for Gates-Backed Vaccine Developer

Slashdot - Mon, 2020-07-06 05:04
Tesla is building mobile molecule printers to produce a potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Germany by CureVac, reports Reuters: CureVac, an unlisted German company, has said it is developing portable, automated mRNA production units that it calls printers and which Musk described as "RNA microfactories". They are being designed to be shipped to remote locations, where they can churn out its vaccine candidate and other mRNA-based therapies depending on the recipe fed into the machine. But for the immediate pandemic use — should its vaccine candidate win market approval — it has production sites with regulatory approval in Germany with a capacity to produce hundreds of millions of doses. The company, based in Tuebingen and backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a pioneer of the so-called messenger RNA approach, which is also pursued by BioNTech and its partner Pfizer as well as Moderna.... The "microfactories" would be built at Tesla Grohmann Automation in Germany, Musk said in a Twitter thread late on Wednesday night.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Technology

Gadabouts

The Edge - Mon, 2020-07-06 04:42


I’ve been called a lot of things but never a Gadabout. So Super Saturday was followed by Super Sunday. Who ventured out to a public house? I did Saturday afternoon but only to my local and we sat in the garden. 

Which reminds me of someone once saying “the walk to my local pub is only 5 mins but the walk back is 45 mins.  The difference is staggering!”

The White Hart in Little Waltham had an App upon which you can order your drinks and food and pay for it too and it is then delivered to your table. Very clever if you ask me. I can see that staying long after the virus has gone. 

Prices were hiked but that surprised no one I guess. The hospitality business has a long road to recovery and me and my pals convinced ourselves that we are doing our bit to help!

So who would’ve thought that what good old Sam Pepy’s had to say 350 years ago would apply again in 2020? 

Welcome to the new normal folks. 

Categories: Essex News

Buck moon wows skywatchers around the world

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 03:39
It is known as the 'buck moon' because it comes at the beginning of Summer when male deer grow their new antlers.It can also be called the 'thunder moon' because of the frequency of thunderstorms.
Categories: UK News

Labrador balances partridge chicks on her nose

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 03:38
Five-year-old labrador Ruby became 'obsessed' with a group of partridge chicks that her owner Jadene Moloy, 23, saved in Thetford, Norfolk, when they were separated from their mother.
Categories: UK News

Broadway star Nick Cordero dies at 41 following 94 days in hospital battling COVID-19

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 02:57
Nick Cordero has tragically passed away after spending 95 days in hospital fighting for his life due to COVID-19 related complications.
Categories: UK News

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