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Trump says AGAIN that COVID will disappear, citing declining new cases in Florida, Texas and Arizona

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 05:56
Trump said at a press conference on Friday night at his golf club in New Jersey that the pandemic 'is disappearing,' adding, 'It will disappear.
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Donald Trump defends having wine-drinking members of his golf club crowd into presser

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 04:47
President Donald Trump defended having members of his Bedminister golf club crowing into his press conference and not wearing masks as a peaceful demonstration against the news media. 
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Facebook Removes QAnon Conspiracy Group With 200,000 Members

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-08-08 04:30
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Facebook has deleted a large group dedicated to sharing and discussing QAnon conspiracy theories. QAnon is a wide-ranging, unfounded conspiracy theory that a "deep state" network of powerful government, business and media figures are waging a secret war against Donald Trump. A Facebook spokeswoman said the group was removed for "repeatedly posting content that violated our policies." The deleted Facebook group, called Official Q/Qanon, had nearly 200,000 members. There are, however, many other QAnon groups that are currently still active on the platform. Reuters reports that Official Q/QAnon "crossed the line" on bullying, harassment, hate speech and the sharing of potentially harmful misinformation.

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Mechanic transforms a rusty old Volkswagen into a retro vehicle - which sold for $60,000 on Gumtree 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 04:15
An Australian mechanic with 24 years of experience has transformed a rundown retro van into a fully-functioning vehicle. After completing the project, the van sold for $60,000.
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The badges that show someone doesn't have to wear a face mask

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-08-08 04:00
Masks are currently mandatory on public transport, except for a few people who are exempt
Categories: Essex News

Police warn public on danger of open water after death of teen

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-08-08 04:00
The advice comes after the tragic death of a teenage boy last weekend
Categories: Essex News

Microsoft Signals Renewed Interest In Windows With Latest Reshuffle

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-08-08 03:02
Microsoft is making some significant changes to the way it runs its Windows organization this week, signaling a renewed focus on the operating system that made its name. The Verge reports: The software giant placed Surface chief Panos Panay in charge of Windows earlier this year, and is now reshuffling parts of that team. It follows Microsoft's decision to slice Windows into two parts more than two years ago after the departure of former Windows chief Terry Myerson. Microsoft moved core Windows development to a cloud and AI team (Azure), and created a new group to work on Windows 10 "experiences" like apps, the Start menu, and new features. Now, Microsoft is moving parts of Windows development back under Panos Panay's control. Specifically, that means the Windows fundamentals and developer experience teams have been returned to what we traditionally call the Windows team. It's an admission that the big Windows split didn't work quite as planned. [...] Thurrott.com has obtained an internal memo from Panos Panay that goes into detail on the changes being made here. While some core parts of Windows, particularly the engineering side, will stay with the Azure division, Microsoft's reshuffle is focused on cleaning up Windows to ship and update it reliably. The changes also align Microsoft's Project Reunion app work, bringing win32 and UWP apps closer together, with the Windows team.

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Thousands of bikers descend on South Dakota town for 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 02:59
Up to a quarter of a million people are expected to converge on the city in South Dakota for the 10-day festival, which will feature live music, bikes stunts and races.
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Coleen Nolan is 'considering a double mastectomy' after sisters' Linda and Anne cancer diagnosis

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 02:51
The Loose Women star, 55, is reportedly thinking about having a double mastectomy after her sisters Linda and Anne were diagnosed with cancer just days apart.
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Casualty star Jason Durr devastated by double tragedy as sister-in-law dies and mum die within days

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 02:48
The Casualty star, 52, was devastated by a double tragedy in his family after his sister-in-law and mother died within four days of each other.
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PAUL THOMAS on... working from home 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 02:44
'You've crossed the line, Norman - back in the office, 8 o'clock Monday morning'.
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Coronavirus Clobbers Uber, Leading To $1.8 Billion Quarterly Loss

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-08-08 02:25
In the second quarter of 2020, Uber announced that its ride-hailing business plunged by 75 percent compared with a year earlier -- from $12.2 billion to $3 billion. "That was offset somewhat by rapid growth in Uber's delivery business," reports Ars Technica. "Delivery bookings more than doubled from $3.4 billion to $7 billion." From the report: The company lost $1.8 billion in the second quarter on a GAAP basis. Ignoring one-time charges, Uber has been losing around $1 billion per quarter for the last couple of years. Prior to the pandemic, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was bullish about the company's financial future. After reporting a $1.1 billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2019, Khosrowshahi said in February that he expected Uber to start generating a profit by the end of 2020. At the time, Uber's rides business was (just barely) profitable. But it was being dragged down by big losses from Uber Eats, where Uber was spending heavily in pursuit of growth. Uber expected the rides business to become more profitable over time, while losses in the delivery business would decline as growth slowed. But then the coronavirus hit, and Uber was forced to throw those projections out the window. In May, Uber laid off 3,700 people in an effort to contain mounting losses. [...] Fortunately, Uber is in no danger of running out of money; it has almost $8 billion in cash and short-term investments. It could easily burn cash at this rate for another year.

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Prince Charles secretly makes a 'significant' donation to a new charity

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 02:22
In a video message to tenants on his Duchy of Cornwall estate, Prince Charles admits he had been 'demoralised' after hearing how many had been affected by the pandemic.
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Tory grandees slam government's 'unfair' lack of clarity over France quarantine

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 02:12
Rishi Sunak warned holidaymakers of the risk of travelling abroad during the coronavirus crisis amid concerns France may be the next nation to be added to the quarantine list.
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More than three million English people are so fat they qualify for obesity surgery, a study warns 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 02:03
One in 14 adults currently qualify for an anti-obesity procedure. The total bill to the NHS could be as much as £45billion but experts said the procedures pay for themselves within just a few years.
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Rapid Covid-19 tests still to receive regulatory approval

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 02:01
Health secretary Matt Hancock believes the two tests will enable the country to return to work as people with Covid-19 can be rapidly told to isolate, reducing the chance of transmission.
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Very superstitious? Playing some Stevie Wonder on a first date could be the key to a second

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 01:57
Researchers found that 'groovy' background music like Wonder and Beyonce on a first date triggers non-verbal communication that brings people closer. But downbeat tunes have the opposite effect.
Categories: UK News

Schools will defy plans to restart schools full time by only reopening until lunch, heads warn

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 01:56
Head teachers say this is necessary to meet extra safety measures set up to prevent coronavirus trasmission. But only one teacher has died from the virus in the UK - and they didn't pick it up at school.
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Charity campaigner and son, three, have survived life-saving organ transplants

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 01:52
Miss Deane, from Brixton, south London, said she is eternally grateful to the donors who gave her and partner Keelan Blackwood, 27, the chance to see their son Khari grow up.
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JAN MOIR: Ruth Davidson shares her views on motherhood and her two-stone weight loss

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 01:50
JAN MOIR: After calorie counting, 5km runs and boxercise sessions, Ruth Davidson has lost more than 2st in lockdown - but look at what she has gained. 
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