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Kate Middleton says she'd 'like to ask the experts' about temper tantrums

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 21:49
The Duchess of Cambridge joked that she would 'like to ask the experts' for advice on handling her three children's temper tantrums when answering video messages.on Saturday.
Categories: UK News

Sarah Fuller, 21, becomes first woman to play in power-conference college football game  

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 21:47
Fuller joined Saturday afternoon's Power 5 football game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Tigers of Missouri University.
Categories: UK News

Melania is 'in discussions about writing a White House memoir' and Trump is 'encouraging her'

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 21:44
A source told Page Six the notoriously private First Lady is holding meetings on a potential book deal to spill all about her four years inside the White House.
Categories: UK News

Tier system could be scrapped in NINE WEEKS: Boris Johnson promises Commons vote in the new year

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 21:30
Boris Johnson has written to Conservative MPs offering them a second vote on the coronavirus tier system early next year as he seeks to head off a backbench rebellion in the Commons this week.
Categories: UK News

Strictly Come Dancing: Motsi Mabuse RETURNS to the judging panel after two week isolation hiatus

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 21:23
The professional dancer, 39, made a triumphant return to the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel on Saturday night, following her two week hiatus.
Categories: UK News

Python's Steering Council Assesses the After-Guido Era

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-11-28 21:19
47 of Python's core developers participated in this year's Core Development Sprint, according to this report — "but what's more important is the very real and necessary community building that seemed to have taken place..." It's an especially critical time for Python, which switched to a steering council model in February of 2019, after Guido van Rossum had stepped down as the language's "benevolent dictator for life...." [During the Python Steering Council and Core Developer Q&A] core developer Ned Deily asked a question which had probably been on everyone's minds: how is the steering council experience working, now that van Rossum is no longer serving as the language's benevolent overseer? And core developer/councilmember Carol Willing was the first to respond. "I've been involved in a lot of governance organizations, and I would say the Steering Council has been towards the top in terms of sticking to the agenda and being thoughtful and collaborative in how things are working." They meet every week for an hour — with a pre-set agenda — and "in general, I think it's working quite well. If there's anything I take away from it, it's I'm amazed that Guido was able to do this function as a single person for as long as he had been. Because it's a lot of work, even amongst five people...." Core developer/councilmember Barry Warsaw agreed. "A couple of us have been on the Steering Council since its inception. And there was a lot of things that the governance PEPs didn't really cover. So we really had to figure out the process for a number of things. I couldn't be more happy to work with both the first year of Steering Council members, and this year of Steering Council members. I think everybody is doing this for the right reasons — because we love Python, and we love the Python community..." Deily agreed with their assessments. "My impression is things are going really well, better than might be expected. I was very proud how we as a community met the challenge of coming up with a governance, kind of from scratch. And I think — I don't know for sure all of Guido's motivation for doing it, but I think in a lot of ways he did it the right way, just kind of forced the community to come up with things. And I think all in all that worked out really well...." About 48 minutes in, there was a question from van Rossum himself about the issue tracker at Bugs.python.org (affectionately known as "BPO"). "So I'm desperately curious about the status of the BPO to GitHub migration." He paused, then asked delicately, "Uh, how much is the Steering Council willing to share of what they know, and how much do you actually know?" Cannon responded, talking about the group hired to run it, and thanking the groups whose donations had funded it. And then Deily suggested van Rossum volunteer for the working group, "because it's going to affect all of us." van Rossum asked if it would be appropriate if he volunteered, everyone agreed, and he responded, "Okay, I'm game."

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Categories: Technology

NAtional LOttery Lotto winning numbers for November 28, 2020

Braintree and Witham Times - Sat, 2020-11-28 20:50
Tonight’s National Lottery Lotto winning numbers are: 09, 27, 35, 45, 46, 57.
Categories: Essex News

NAtional LOttery Lotto winning numbers for November 28, 2020

Chelmsford Weekly News - Sat, 2020-11-28 20:50
Tonight’s National Lottery Lotto winning numbers are: 09, 27, 35, 45, 46, 57.
Categories: Essex News

RAF scrambles Typhoon jets to intercept two Russian Bear aircraft

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 19:49
The two Russian Tu-142 Bear F aircraft were intercepted by RAF Typhoons over the North Sea shortly after 9am having been scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.
Categories: UK News

Facebook Removes Temporary Algorithm Change That Had Blocked Misinformation

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-11-28 19:49
Facebook's employees and executives "are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company's bottom line," reports the New York Times, after employees had spotted false and misleading election-related misinformation going viral on the site. The solution? Make temporary changes to the controversial algorithm "which helps determine what more than two billion people see every day" by highlighting "big, mainstream publishers like CNN, The New York Times and NPR, while posts from highly engaged hyperpartisan pages, such as Breitbart and Occupy Democrats, became less visible, the employees said." The Wrap reports: Zuckerberg's decision came after Facebook employees, seeing President Trump claim the election was rigged against him, "proposed an emergency change" to make "authoritative news" more prominent. It's unclear how long the changes were in place for, but they appear to have ended. Facebook vice president Guy Rosen told the Times "there has never been a plan to make these permanent...." Since making the changes a few weeks ago, some Facebook employees have pushed for the "nicer" News Feed to become permanent, the report added. The New York Times argues the incident "illustrates a central tension that some inside Facebook are feeling acutely these days: that the company's aspirations of improving the world are often at odds with its desire for dominance.... "Even as Election Day and its aftermath have passed with few incidents, some disillusioned employees have quit, saying they could no longer stomach working for a company whose products they considered harmful."

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Knifeman sparks supermarket panic in Manchester with shoppers evacuated from Tesco store

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 19:43
Eyewitnesses said after the knifeman entered the Tesco store in Manchester staff began screaming at customers to get out of the store with several confused and panicked shoppers running outside.
Categories: UK News

Family asks Lewis Hamilton to help their father who is on death row

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 18:55
Mohammed Ramadhan, 37, was sentenced to death in Bahrain for the murder of a police officer who was killed by a flare during pro-democracy protests.
Categories: UK News

Drinkers enjoy a tipple in London's bustling Borough Market ahead of new Tier 2 lockdown rules

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 18:55
Hundreds of drinkers enjoyed a pint in London's busy Borough market ahead of next week's Tier 2 lockdown rules which will see pub-goers having to order a 'substantial meal' with their drink.
Categories: UK News

Shoppers hit the streets before tough new Covid rules come in

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 18:38
The centre of Manchester was packed with people getting ahead and stocking up on essentials before entering the highest category of restrictions next Thursday.
Categories: UK News

US daily deaths could double to 4,000 in 10 days say experts as Fauci issues warning about Christmas

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 18:16
Experts are warning Americans to 'hunker down' for a difficult holiday season as they predict that COVID-19 deaths could double within the next ten days.
Categories: UK News

Climate change 'apocalypse' is stopping young people having children, new study claims

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 18:13
The study, published in the Climatic Change journal last week, surveyed 607 Americans aged between 27 and 45 about global warming and the impacts it would have on their decision to start families.
Categories: UK News

Michelle Mone, 49, finally weds billionaire Doug Barrowman, 55, after postponing wedding three times

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 18:03
The entrepreneur, 49, tied the knot with Doug, 55, at their Isle of Man mansion on Saturday, with the unveiling her breathtakingly elegant gown on Instagram.
Categories: UK News

Staff find hidden NUDE postcards dating back to 1900 hidden in historic mansion 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-11-28 17:42
The saucy postcards were found in a special compartment disguised as a book which formed part of an antique desk in Temple Newsam House in Leeds.
Categories: UK News

PHP 8.0 Brings Major (And Breaking) Changes to a 25-Year-Old Language

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-11-28 17:34
"PHP version 8.0 has arrived, bringing with it a major update to the 25-year-old programming language..." writes Tech Republic. New language features include the nullsafe operator and attributes (commonly known as annotations in other languages) to add metadata to classes — and more: The JIT compiler is designed to bring performance improvements to web applications by turning code into instructions for the CPU at runtime. Meanwhile, union types is a feature that allows data of more than one type to be held by a variable. Named arguments allow developers to assign values to a function by specifying the value name, allowing optional parameters to be ignored. Alongside these, version 8.0 of PHP brings optimizations and enhancements to the language's type system, syntax, error handling and consistency.... Commenting on PHP 8.0, PHP programmer and stitcher.io developer, Brent Roose, noted that the latest version of the language may require developers to review code for any breaking changes.

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Categories: Technology

The Essex neighbourhood with covid rates twice as high as Kent

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-11-28 17:21
Vange and Pitsea has an infection rate of 591.6.
Categories: Essex News

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