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Joss Stone looks radiant as she shares sweet photo with her baby daughter Violet Melissa    

Mail Online - 12 hours 11 min ago
The singer, 34, who was recently crowned the winner of the Masked Singer UK, looked radiant as she beamed for the photo with her smiling baby girl.
Categories: UK News

Ulrika Jonsson reflects on Gladiators backstage drama

Mail Online - 12 hours 13 min ago
Following the scandal surrounding ex-Gladiators star Shadow this week, former host of the show Ulrika Jonsson has reflected on her time working with the stars of the 90s series.
Categories: UK News

PAUL THOMAS on... Prince Philip's farewell

Mail Online - 12 hours 25 min ago
'Honestly! Morning suits AND bare feet just so Harry doesn't feel uncomfortable'
Categories: UK News

Looking back at Prince Philip's remarkable life 

Mail Online - 12 hours 30 min ago
Carriage driving is a perilous pursuit but, even at the age of 83, Prince Philip was still competing at the highest level.
Categories: UK News

CHRISTOPHER STEVENS on TV:  The shrieking pastor who's more heavy metal than Songs Of Praise

Mail Online - 12 hours 34 min ago
CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: On Sundays, Pastor Tony Spell does not address the scant pews of his congregation as 'Dearly Beloved', nor does he invite them to turn to No 127 in their hymn books.
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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The Queen's Gambit star Jacob Fortune-Lloyd will feature in new Beatles-themed biopic

Mail Online - 12 hours 48 min ago
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, who captured Anya Taylor-Joy's attention on (and off) the chessboard in hit Netflix drama The Queen's Gambit, has played the best move of all.
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Bezos Says Amazon Workers Aren't Treated Like Robots, Unveils Robotic Plan To Keep Them Working

Slashdot - 12 hours 49 min ago
In his final letter to shareholders as Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos said that the company has to "do a better job for our employees." But, as The Verge points out, the outlined strategy includes "a robotic scheme that will develop new staffing schedules using an algorithm." From the report: Bezos pushed back on the idea that, according to news reports, Amazon doesn't care for its employees. "In those reports, our employees are sometimes accused of being desperate souls and treated as robots. That's not accurate,â he wrote. To address concerns about working conditions, Bezos said the company will develop new staffing schedules "that use sophisticated algorithms to rotate employees among jobs that use different muscle-tendon groups to decrease repetitive motion and help protect employees from MSD risks." The technology will roll out throughout 2021, he said. In addition to giving a nod to working conditions at Amazon, the letter is the first time Bezos has publicly addressed the failed union drive at its Bessemer, Alabama plant. "Does your Chair take comfort in the outcome of the recent union vote in Bessemer? No, he doesn't," Bezos wrote. "I think we need to do a better job for our employees. While the voting results were lopsided and our direct relationship with employees is strong, it's clear to me that we need a better vision for how we create value for employees -- a vision for their success."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Technology

£145m fund for trees as Apple goes green: Firm boosts eco credentials with investment in forests

Mail Online - 12 hours 55 min ago
The tech giant has launched a $200million (£145million) drive to put money into well-managed and sustainable forests.
Categories: UK News

Walmart’s Indian outpost FlipKart picks industrial giant’s India-US joint venture for Chennai data center

The Register - 13 hours 13 min ago
E-commerce wing to also get a huge fulfillment center for Q3 2022

Indian e-commerce company FlipKart, majority owned by US behemoth Walmart, has chosen AdaniConneX to build its third data center in Chennai. It is expected to be one of the largest private cloud deployments in the country,…

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NFL heiress and pageant queen Gracie Hunt defends swimsuit competition

Mail Online - 13 hours 26 min ago
Gracie Hunt, 22, the daughter of billionaire Kansas City Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, 56, won the Miss Kansas USA pageant on Sunday.
Categories: UK News

Army chiefs are left red-faced over spelling blunder on sign at soldiers' HQ 

Mail Online - 13 hours 28 min ago
The sign was unveiled after soldiers from 51st Infantry Brigade moved into their new HQ at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh. But a commander quickly realised the error.
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England braces itself for biggest night out in six months on first Friday with bars open

Mail Online - 13 hours 28 min ago
Lockdown-weary Britons are expected to knock back a staggering five million pints and 500,000 bottles of wine tonight, the first Friday night since lockdown measures were eased.
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Ireland Opens GDPR Investigation Into Facebook Leak

Slashdot - 13 hours 32 min ago
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Facebook's lead data supervisor in the European Union has opened an investigation into whether the tech giant violated data protection rules vis-a-vis the leak of data reported earlier this month. Here's the Irish Data Protection Commission's statement: "The Data Protection Commission (DPC) today launched an own-volition inquiry pursuant to section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 in relation to multiple international media reports, which highlighted that a collated dataset of Facebook user personal data had been made available on the internet. This dataset was reported to contain personal data relating to approximately 533 million Facebook users worldwide. The DPC engaged with Facebook Ireland in relation to this reported issue, raising queries in relation to GDPR compliance to which Facebook Ireland furnished a number of responses. The DPC, having considered the information provided by Facebook Ireland regarding this matter to date, is of the opinion that one or more provisions of the GDPR and/or the Data Protection Act 2018 may have been, and/or are being, infringed in relation to Facebook Users' personal data. Accordingly, the Commission considers it appropriate to determine whether Facebook Ireland has complied with its obligations, as data controller, in connection with the processing of personal data of its users by means of the Facebook Search, Facebook Messenger Contact Importer and Instagram Contact Importer features of its service, or whether any provision(s) of the GDPR and/or the Data Protection Act 2018 have been, and/or are being, infringed by Facebook in this respect." "We are cooperating fully with the IDPC in its enquiry, which relates to features that make it easier for people to find and connect with friends on our services," Facebook said in a statement. "These features are common to many apps and we look forward to explaining them and the protections we have put in place."

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TOM UTLEY: My life may have been far duller than Mick Jagger's, but I can relive mine with pleasure 

Mail Online - 13 hours 40 min ago
TOM UTLEY: By my standards, Sir Mick Jagger has led a pretty interesting life. He has sold some quarter of a billion records, and counting, amassing a fortune reckoned in the hundreds of millions.
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South African variant numbers up amid reports of infected people who had a vaccine dose

Mail Online - 13 hours 40 min ago
Officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of the strain in London, with additional testing facilities set up for hundreds of thousands of people.
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The magnificent man in his flying machine: Royal Family celebrates Prince Philip's love of life

Mail Online - 13 hours 40 min ago
Their official Twitter and Instagram accounts published the recent and old pictures of the Duke of Eenjoying the things he loved most in life.
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Woman, 76, gets her voice back after scientists used Tipping Point appearance to reconstruct voice

Mail Online - 13 hours 47 min ago
Helen Whitelaw, 76, appeared on ITV's Tipping Point in 2019, winning almost £3,000. A year later, she was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, which makes speech slurred.
Categories: UK News

Nvidia Rounds Out “Ampere” Lineup With Two New Accelerators

The Next Platform - 13 hours 50 min ago

In a world where GPUs have tens of billions of transistors and chip manufacturing techniques are costly and yields are particularly tough because of the largesse of these devices, every chip that comes of out the foundry is sacred. …

Nvidia Rounds Out “Ampere” Lineup With Two New Accelerators was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Categories: Technology

University minister attacks 'dumbed-down' exams

Mail Online - 13 hours 58 min ago
Michelle Donelan said she was 'appalled' that Hull University asked staff not to dock marks for spelling errors. The institution said it believed that requiring good written and spoken English could be 'elitist'.
Categories: UK News

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Grief-stricken Rev Richard Coles picks his ideal woman for a happy retirement

Mail Online - 13 hours 59 min ago
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: He has variously been a pop icon, broadcaster, vicar - and most recently a bereft widower following the death, 15 months ago, of his beloved civil partner...
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