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Kate Garraway delivers Easter eggs with her children as they are loaned a new car

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 20:09
The TV presenter, 53, celebrated being loaned a new set of wheels after her family car was stolen from outside her London home in November.
Categories: UK News

Mairead Philpott gets a treat McDonald's meal for her 40th birthday after being freed from prison

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 19:56
Mairead Philpott tucked into a £5.19 McChicken sandwich and fries meal which was delivered by bicycle to a bail hostel in the south of England. The killer also enjoyed a pink birthday cake.
Categories: UK News

Mother-of-four, 55, is in a coma and paralysed from neck down after Covid

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 19:56
Ayesha Hussein, 55, from Cambridge was a happy and independent mum to her four children less than 100 days ago. Doctors doubt she will ever move, talk or breathe on her own again.
Categories: UK News

Florida officials warn of 'catastrophic flooding' if storage reservoir collapses

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 19:51
Governor Ron DeSantis took part in an aerial tour and later held a press conference after more than 300 homes were evacuated Saturday near the large reservoir in the Tampa Bay area.
Categories: UK News

Node.js Rival Deno Gets Seed Capital For Full-time Deno Engineers

Slashdot - Sun, 2021-04-04 19:34
"The creators of Deno have formed the Deno Company, a business venture around the JavaScript/TypeScript runtime and rival to Node.js," reports InfoWorld: In a bulletin on March 29, Deno creator Ryan Dahl and Bert Belder, both of whom also led the development of Node.js, announced the formation of the company and said they had $4.9 million in seed capital, enough to pay for a staff of full-time engineers working to improve Deno... Dahl and Belder said that, while they planned to pursue commercial applications of Demo, Deno itself would remain MIT-licensed, adding that for Deno to be maximally useful it must remain permissively free. "Our business will build on the open source project, not attempt to monetize it directly," they Deno authors said. From their announcement: We find server-side JavaScript hopelessly fragmented, deeply tied to bad infrastructure, and irrevocably ruled by committees without the incentive to innovate. As the browser platform moves forward at a rapid pace, server-side JavaScript has stagnated. Deno is our attempt to breathe new life into this ecosystem... Not every use-case of server-side JavaScript needs to access the file system; our infrastructure makes it possible to compile out unnecessary bindings. This allows us to create custom runtimes for different applications: Electron-style GUIs, Cloudflare Worker-style Serverless Functions, embedded scripting for databases, etc.

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Categories: Technology

Parachutists throw themselves from top of Dorset's Durdle Door

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 19:09
The two base jumpers stunned members of the public out for an Easter Sunday walk by ascending the 200ft tall landmark on the Dorset coast.
Categories: UK News

Trump issues second Easter message as he blasts enemies

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 19:03
'Happy Easter to ALL, including the Radical Left CRAZIES who rigged our Presidential Election, and want to destroy our country!' the former US president wrote in the statement.
Categories: UK News

'Stampede' of 1,000 dolphins is caught on camera in front of stunned California tourist boat

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 18:49
The spectacle took place off the coast of Dana Point, California, on March 14. Those on board the boat are said to have watched the dolphins for four hours.
Categories: UK News

Base jumper rushed to hospital after parachute fails to open when jumping off Beachy Head 

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 18:48
A basejumper was rushed to Brighton Hospital after he leapt from 530ft cliffs at Beachy Head near Eastbourne, East Sussex, and his parachute did not deploy, leaving him needing medical help.
Categories: UK News

Temperatures will plummet to a chilling MINUS 7C tonight

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 18:44
Britons have been basking in highs of 18C (64.4F) today. But the sweltering temperatures are set to dramatically plummet on Easter Monday to just 2C in the south of England.
Categories: UK News

Woman is marrying her high school sweetheart after overturning his 213-year prison sentence

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 18:38
Adam, 45 and Rosanne Clausen, 42, who live in Las Vegas, reconnected in 2009. Rosanne reveals the challenges they had to overcome before Adam was released from prison in 2020.
Categories: UK News

How Long Would It Take To Walk Around the Moon?

Slashdot - Sun, 2021-04-04 18:34
The moon is just 27% the size of earth. So long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shares an interesting question from Science Alert. "If you were to hop in a spaceship, don a spacesuit and go on an epic lunar hike, how long would it take to walk all the way around it? " During the Apollo missions, astronauts bounced around the surface at a casual 1.4 mph (2.2 km/h), according to NASA. This slow speed was mainly due to their clunky, pressurized spacesuits that were not designed with mobility in mind. If the "moonwalkers" had sported sleeker suits, they might have found it a lot easier to move and, as a result, picked up the pace... At this new hypothetical max speed, it would take about 91 days to walk the 6,786-mile (10,921 km) circumference of the moon. For context, it would take around 334 days to walk nonstop (i.e., not stopping to sleep or eat) around the 24,901-mile (40,075 km) circumference of Earth at this speed, although it is impossible to do so because of the oceans. Obviously, it's not possible to walk nonstop for 91 days, so the actual walk around the moon would take much longer. Of course, it's not that easy, with ongoing solar radiation, extreme temperatures, and the need to walk around mile-deep craters. Aidan Cowley, a scientific adviser at the European Space Agency, also pointed out to Live Science that you'd need a support vehicle following you with food, water, and oxygen (which could also double as shelter, "kind of like portable mini-bases."). But he also identified another issue: This type of mission would also require a huge amount of endurance training because of the demands of exercising in low gravity on your muscles and cardiovascular system. "You'd have to send an astronaut with ultra-marathon-level fitness to do it," Cowley said. Even then, walking at a top speed would be possible only for around three to four hours a day, Cowley said. So, if a person walked at 3.1 mph (5 km/h) for 4 hours a day, then it would take an estimated 547 days, or nearly 1.5 years to walk the moon's circumference, assuming your route isn't too disrupted by craters and you can deal with the temperature changes and radiation. However, humans won't have the technology or equipment to accomplish such a feat until at least the late 2030s or early 2040s, Cowley said. "You'd never get an agency to support anything like this," Cowley said. "But if some crazy billionaire wants to try it, maybe they can pull it off."

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Categories: Technology

Firefighter sacked for calling short, gay colleague 'half a man' given £12,000

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 18:12
Philip Staines nicknamed colleague Jonny Metcalfe 'Arthur' in reference to his size, but Mr Metcalfe said it was a reference to his sexuality, leading to his dismissal from North Yorks fire service.
Categories: UK News

Number of coronavirus cases in Essex rises to 145,185 

Braintree and Witham Times - Sun, 2021-04-04 17:52
The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Essex has increased to 145,185 according to latest figures.
Categories: Essex News

Number of coronavirus cases in Essex rises to 145,185 

Chelmsford Weekly News - Sun, 2021-04-04 17:52
The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Essex has increased to 145,185 according to latest figures.
Categories: Essex News

Pit bulls that mauled great-grandmother, 85, to death are put down

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 17:42
The dogs who mauled 85-year-old grandmother Lucille Downer outside her home in Rowley Regis, Birmingham, West Midlands, have been 'humanely destroyed'.
Categories: UK News

Tesla will Sell 'Green Credits' to Volkswagen in China

Slashdot - Sun, 2021-04-04 17:34
Reuters reports: A Volkswagen joint venture in China has agreed to buy green car credits from Tesla to help meet local environmental rules The deal, the first of its kind to be reported between the two companies in China, highlights the scale of the task Volkswagen faces in transforming its huge petrol carmaking business into a leader in electric vehicles to rival Tesla. Shares in Volkswagen, the world's second-biggest automaker, have soared this year as investors warm to its plans to go electric. But in China, and elsewhere, the German company is still heavily reliant on traditional combustion-engine vehicles. China, the world's biggest auto market where over 25 million vehicles were sold last year, runs a credit system that encourages automakers to work towards a cleaner future by, for example, improving fuel efficiency or making more electric cars. Manufacturers are awarded green credits that can be offset against negative credits for producing more polluting vehicles. The VW-venture's gas-powered SUVs and sedans "have so far proved far more popular in China than their electric vehicles," Reuters notes. MarketWatch adds that "A deal to buy credits from Tesla at a premium represents Volkswagen buoying the margins of one of its fiercest rivals in the electric-vehicle space." According to Swiss bank UBS, Tesla and Volkswagen will be the two global leaders in electric-vehicle sales within the next two years. The analysts expect that Volkswagen will catch up with Tesla in terms of total volume of cars sold as soon as next year, when the two companies could deliver around 1.2 million cars each.

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Categories: Technology

Pubs not in the clear over vaccine passports: No decision yet on 'papers for pints' scheme

Mail Online - Sun, 2021-04-04 17:25
The Prime Minister is expected to announce tomorrow a wave of events in April and May that will seek to find a workable way for weary Brits to safely enjoy mass-attendance events.
Categories: UK News

Kill the Bill protest: 107 arrested in London

Chelmsford Weekly News - Sun, 2021-04-04 16:36
The Metropolitan Police said 107 people were arrested in London on Saturday as demonstrations were held across England against plans to increase police powers.
Categories: Essex News

Dunmow: Police seize 27 dogs after investigating thefts

Chelmsford Weekly News - Sun, 2021-04-04 16:34
THREE people have been arrested and 27 dogs seized following a warrant in Dunmow as part of an investigation into dog thefts.
Categories: Essex News

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