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'I can't make sense of cholesterol readings': DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 01:55
DR MARTIN SCURR: The most commonly known types of cholesterol are low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or 'bad' cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or 'good').
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Sajid Javid lands top role at US investment bank six months after quitting as chancellor 

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 01:54
Sajid Javid will join the European advisory team at JP Morgan, where he will advise clients on the economic landscape in Europe after Brexit.
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Ellen FIRES three top producers after 'toxic' workplace claims

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 01:53
Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have all been ousted from the popular talk show.
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Cities Sue Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Claim They Owe Cable 'Franchise Fees'

Slashdot - Tue, 2020-08-18 01:50
Four cities in Indiana are suing Netflix and other video companies, claiming that online video providers and satellite-TV operators should have to pay the same franchise fees that cable companies pay for using local rights of way. Ars Technica reports: The lawsuit was filed against Netflix, Disney, Hulu, DirecTV, and Dish Network on August 4 in Indiana Commercial Court in Marion County. The cities of Indianapolis, Evansville, Valparaiso, and Fishers want the companies to pay the cable-franchise fees established in Indiana's Video Service Franchises (VSF) Act, which requires payments of 5 percent of gross revenue in each city. The lawsuit is based on an unusual legal argument and doesn't seem likely to succeed. Essentially, the cities are claiming that Netflix and similar providers use the public rights of way simply by offering video streaming services over the Internet: "Defendants transmit video programming to Indiana subscribers using Internet protocol and other technologies. When doing so, Defendants transmit their programming through facilities located at least in part in public rights of way within the geographic boundaries of Indiana Units, including public rights of way located within Plaintiffs' geographic boundaries. Therefore, Defendants are required by the VSF Act to pay the Plaintiffs -- and all other Indiana Units in which Defendants transmit video programming through facilities located at least in part in a public right-of-way -- "franchise fees." But streaming companies don't have to build physical infrastructure in each city to offer online video, so they aren't deploying their own wires on public rights of way. US law defines a cable system as "a facility, consisting of a set of closed transmission paths and associated signal generation, reception, and control equipment that is designed to provide cable service." Local franchising rules and fees are based on cities' authority to manage their local rights of way. Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ are Internet-only services. Dish and DirecTV are primarily satellite operators but also offer online access. The cities' lawsuit never mentions the word "satellite" and doesn't fully explain how DirecTV and Dish use the public rights of way.

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As NHS waiting lists rocket while appointments are limited, one doctor tells of his frustration

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 01:36
DR ROD HUGHES: I now only see eight patients in a Friday afternoon - roughly one every 30 minutes - instead of the usual 14.
Categories: UK News

Specs with tech: Should you set your sights on the glasses promising to tackle a range of problems? 

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 01:22
There are now special glasses to 'treat' eye problems and conditions that apparently have nothing to do with your eyes. Adrian Monti asked the experts to assess some. We rated them.
Categories: UK News

Arm Co-Founder: Nvidia Sale Is Because Softbank Over-Invested In Firm

Slashdot - Tue, 2020-08-18 01:10
Co-founder and ex-president of Arm Holdings Tudor Brown says that SoftBank's projected sale of the chip company to Nvidia is the result of a bungled business strategy that saw the fund throw too much money at Arm and prioritize the wrong business areas. NS Tech reports: "In my opinion, they put too much money into it, spent money on things that clearly -- in my opinion -- weren't going make money in the short term, and now, suddenly, they're saying, 'Oh, dear me, this company isn't performing very well,'" says Brown. He added that "[SoftBank] invested too heavily [...], threw too much money at it and haven't got a good return as a result." Brown laments the potential purchase, saying that it would fundamentally clash with Arm's underlying business model. Because the firm designs technology that is sold or licensed to a great number of companies, Arm's business model requires it remaining on good terms with "an unholy clan of competitors," according to Brown. Brown says Nvidia or any other semiconductor company owning Arm is "immediately going to upset that balance and make it very, very difficult for other companies to feel that they have equal access to the technology." Brown says he can't imagine why a company would want to buy Arm if it wasn't seeking to give itself an unfair advantage such as "early access" or to "deprive the other guys from having whatever innovations were to take place." Another Arm co-founder, Hermann Hauser, told the BBC that the UK government should intervene to help the firm go public and remain an independent British company.

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George Michael's ex Fadi Fawaz 'is arrested over string of hammer attacks on cars in east London'

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 01:01
Metropolitan Police officers reportedly arrested Fadi Fawaz in Bethnal Green, east London, on Friday, after a Mercedes, BMW and a Toyota were struck with a hammer, according to The Sun.
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The chef whose dedication is a recipe for kindness

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:59
Louisa Batista is justifiably proud that in five decades she's never taken a single day off sick since she began working at St Thomas' Hospital in London at the age of 18.
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American woman, 23, found tortured in Mexico with all of her teeth removed

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:58
The FBI is reportedly involved in the murder investigation of Lizsbeth Flores, a 23-year-old American woman from Texas who was killed in Matamoros, Mexico, last week.
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How your 'clicky' hip could give you arthritis

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:57
After an 'emotional few days', Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh said doctors had advised that her firstborn should wear a harness for six to 12 weeks.
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CenturyLink caught trying to steal customers despite promising court it wouldn’t, promises it won't do it again

The Register - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:57
Two-faced ISP gets $250,000 tickle, will be watched by independent monitor

CenturyLink has been caught trying to steal rivals’ customers despite signing a court document promising it would do no such thing.…

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Interest rates hit record lows of 0.01% as recession starts to bite 

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:53
The rates crash is a devastating blow for prudent savers desperate to safeguard their cash as Britain faces its worst recession in 100 years.
Categories: UK News

Four-year-old boy with rare genetic condition is told he can't return to school

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:47
Victoria Henry-Macklin, 46, from Hertfordshire, is calling on ministers to intervene after she was told her son Ryan, who has Treacher- Collins Syndrome, would not be able to attend school.
Categories: UK News

The plasma beam that kills off rogue cancer cells

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:45
A hi-tech pen has been developed that uses a beam of light to remove cancer cells left behind after a tumour is removed. The rogue cells can raise the chances of the disease returning.
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Piers Morgan and wife Celia burgled as they slept at luxury French villa

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:44
Celia, 44, hit out at the culprits who targeted their holiday home in Côte d'Azur on Thursday after they made off with money from her handbag as well as a handful of jewellery.
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Facebook's algorithm is 'actively promoting' Holocaust denial content

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:43
Facebook has been accused of 'actively promoting' Holocaust denial, by guiding users of the platform who have engaged with the content to similar pages.
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RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Jon Andrewes enjoyed a successful career despite lacking qualifications

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:41
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Jon Andrewes, who had managed to obtain a string of high-profile public sector jobs based on bogus CVs with an impressive list of false academic qualifications...
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Covid-19 'could cause type 1 diabetes in children'

Mail Online - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:38
Around 30 children were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at five paediatric units in London between March 23 and June 4, the experts at Imperial College London found.
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Apple Gives Users More Time To Buy AppleCare After Sales Slow

Slashdot - Tue, 2020-08-18 00:30
Apple on Monday told retail and customer-support employees that the company is expanding the time period when customers can subscribe to its AppleCare+ service. From a report: Consumers currently have a chance to sign up to the warranty-and-support program within 60 days of buying an Apple product. This subscription window is increasing to up to a year now in the U.S. and Canada. "This gives customers another opportunity to protect their device and have access to all the AppleCare+ benefits," Apple wrote in a memo to staff seen by Bloomberg News. The company told employees the offer is available to customers who pay for AppleCare+ in full versus monthly payments, or for those that subscribe via installments on the Apple Card credit card.

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