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Boy, 17, is charged with common assault and drug possession after man was pushed into a canal

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 02:42
Police say they have charged the 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, following the incident in Limehouse, east London, on Friday, June 26.
Categories: UK News

People reveal what they really think of friends and family who forgive their partner's affairs 

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 02:36
An Australian dating coach has polled the public about whether they would judge friends and family who forgave their partner after a cheating scandal - and the results are split.
Categories: UK News

Why Apple Stopped Updating Over 15,000 Games in China's App Store

Slashdot - Mon, 2020-07-06 02:34
Apple "has faced mounting pressure from the Chinese government in recent weeks to comply with local regulations, including that all games show proof of a government granted license," writes Engadget. And now it's finally come to a head, CNBC reports: Apple has blocked updates on tens of thousands of revenue-generating iPhone games on its App Store in China amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, according to a report from The Financial Times... There are currently around 60,000 mobile games hosted on the China App Store that are paid for or have in-app purchases, according to AppinChina figures cited by the FT. However, China's regulators have only issued slightly more than 43,000 licenses since 2010, while just 1,570 were given out in 2019... Developers were told in February that they'd finally have to comply with China's mobile video game laws by June 30... "Android app stores have largely observed the license rule since 2016," notes Engadget. "Apple, however, took a looser approach, allowing developers to publish their games while they waited for authorization, which could take months." (CNBC points out that "Grand Theft Auto" maker Rockstar Games "relied on the loophole for years.") They also report that Apple's App Store earns more money in China than any other country -- including about 20% of all of Apple's in-app advertising revenue. A columnist at The Street estimates that Apple earned about $2.2 billion last year from App Store revenue in China. "If I am right in my calculations, gaming app revenues from China add up to roughly one-sixth of the total company's number" for App Store revenues

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Categories: Technology

Trisha Goddard reveals trolls have accused her of hitting out at Bo' Selecta! 'to revive her career'

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 02:30
Trisha Goddard has revealed that the backlash she has faced since Leigh Francis apologised to her for his impression of her on Bo Selecta! led her to 'wish she wasn't black'.
Categories: UK News

Prince Andrew 'cancels his annual golfing trip to Spain'

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 02:25
The Duke of York is 'nervous' about leaving Britain so has sacked off a holiday in the Costa del Sol, reports suggest. A source said Andrew will 'never travel to the US again'
Categories: UK News

'CancelHamilton' appears on Twitter just days after musical's Disney+ debut

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 02:24
The musical has come under scrutiny with the show's debut on Disney+. The hashtag 'cancel Hamilton' has emerged with some uncomfortable at celebrating the life of a slave trader.
Categories: UK News

FBI agents almost blew the $4.9M covert operation to storm Ghislaine Maxwell's New Hampshire home

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 02:07
FBI agents preparing to storm the New Hampshire hideout of Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein and alleged madam, nearly blew the $4.9M covert operation.
Categories: UK News

Jamie Oliver urges Boris Johnson to create incentives for healthy food brands

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 02:03
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce the celebrity chef's plan to fight obesity in the UK, particularly amongst children.
Categories: UK News

Companies will get a £1,000 cash bonus for every young person they hire

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 01:44
As part of the plans, employers will be given £1,000 for every young person aged between 16 and 24 that they hire, up to a maximum of ten trainees, or £10,000.
Categories: UK News

Scrabble community discusses banning racial slurs from the game amid Black Lives Matter protests

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 01:44
Offensive terms including the 'n-word', insults against the elderly and derogatory phrases used to attack the LGBT community can still be used to score points in Scrabble in British competitions.
Categories: UK News

Police launch manhunt after man in his 50s was shot in the stomach near a restaurant in north London

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 01:16
A man, believed to be in his 50s, is receiving treatment in hospital after being shot in the stomach outside a Toby Carvery restaurant in Enfield, north London at around 7pm on Sunday night.
Categories: UK News

Zayn Malik 'splashes out £254,000 on a luxury home for his 17-year-old sister and her family'

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 01:10
The former One Direction star, 27, is thought to have purchased a detached house in Bradford, West Yorkshire, for Safaa, her husband Martin Tiser, 18, and their newborn daughter Zaneyah.
Categories: UK News

Doctor Kate Gregorevic shares the exact daily diet she swears by for healthy ageing

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 01:09
A doctor revealed what she eats in a day to promote healthy ageing, as well as the food rules she swears by. Dr Kate Gregorevic, from Melbourne, shared her secrets.
Categories: UK News

Ofsted will resume school visits in September to reassure parents it is safe for children to return

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 01:03
Ofsted will visit schools from September in a bid to help convince parents to send their children back to school in the autumn term. These visits will not be the same as normal inspections.
Categories: UK News

Transgender model Munroe Bergdorf slams JK Rowling as 'dangerous'

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 00:57
Harry Potter author JK Rowling today likened hormone therapy and surgery for transgender young people to 'a new kind of conversion therapy'. Munroe Bergdorf slammed Rowling.
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Children are kinder if they have a dog and are less likely to have emotional problems, study finds

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 00:55
Researchers at the University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute found that younger children who spend more time with pets learn better empathy.
Categories: UK News

Teens who go to bed late and sleep-in are nearly three times more likely to get asthma, experts find

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 00:53
Scientists have found that a stricter bedtime may reduce the risk of teenagers getting asthma. The University of Alberta also discovered that using smartphones late at night may make this worse.
Categories: UK News

Thirteen universities facing closure after £19bill blackhole caused by pandemic

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 00:44
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that 'generally less prestigious institutions' are at 'greatest risk of insolvency' as they 'entered the crisis in a weaker financial position'.
Categories: UK News

Amazon Stops Selling 'Active Content' Games in Kindle Reader's Store

Slashdot - Mon, 2020-07-06 00:30
Once upon a time, you could play Scrabble on your black-and-white Kindle readers. Or chess or sudoko, or even solve New York Times Crossword Puzzles. Amazon's Kindle Store had included 500 slick Java-based "Active Content" downloads... Electronic Arts even produced Kindle-specific versions of Monopoly, Yahtzee, and Battleship, while Amazon created original games with titles like Every Word and Pirate Stash — and even a choose-your-own-adventure game named Dusk World. Amazon soon moved into color touchscreen tablets, where there are many more games to choose from. But while any old downloaded "Active Content" will still work on their black-and-white Kindle readers, Amazon has now stopped selling it in its Kindle Store, reports The Digital Reader: The feature launched in 2010/2011, and was essentially abandoned by 2014 when Amazon launched the Kindle Voyage. Amazon decided to not support Active Content on its then newest ereader. Later Kindle models also lacked support for Active Content, and that meant it was only a matter of time before Amazon also removed the section from the Kindle Store. And now one of the last remaining holdovers from that crazy time when ebooks were new is now gone. There was a time, back in the early ebook era, when everyone was throwing really cool ideas up against the wall to see what stuck. Enhanced ebooks, for example, got tried a dozen times in around 7 years, and failed to find a market every time. Augmented reality ebooks was also tried several times, and for the most part failed because the tech wasn't there (AR was always going to be a niche product, but it's time will come). Digital textbooks were tried and failed several times because students could see they didn't make economic sense, but then publishers found a way to force them down students' throats (site licenses)... And now Kindle Active Content is joining all the other formerly great ideas in the ebook graveyard.

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Categories: Technology

Another 35,000 cancer patients could die in a year due to Covid delays

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 00:28
Modelling by Data-Can, which collects figures on cancer treatments, suggests the UK could see at least 18,000 more cancer deaths than normal - rising to 35,000 in the worst-case scenario.
Categories: UK News

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