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Rishi Sunak: Cancelling November budget shows economic uncertainty, writes ALEX BRUMMER 

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:39
ALEX BRUMMER: Rishi Sunak's surprise autumn package shows the UK Chancellor is having to make decisions on the hoof irrespective of their financial consequences.
Categories: UK News

JOHN NAISH: Is this the real reason deaths in the UK are so high?

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:35
JOHN NAISH: With 5,685 fatalities, Sweden's Covid-19 death rate is ten times higher than in neighbouring Norway and Finland. It is the fifth-highest per capita in Europe.
Categories: UK News

The NSW government says Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks should go ahead

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:32
The City of Sydney council, the event's organiser, has indicated it is concerned about hosting an event that would draw large crowds to the CBD amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Categories: UK News

Are you a middle-class hypocrite? Recycle religiously but can't resist a sneaky flight to the sun?

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:30
In his new film, A Life On Our Planet, out next week, Sir David Attenborough reveals how he is a hypocrite by eating chicken and fish. He advises not eating meat and having fewer children.
Categories: UK News

Three brothers aged 14, five, and four find GUNS in canal during magnet fishing trips

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:28
Three brothers from Leeds, who love magnet fishing have hauled a weapon each. Reece, 14, Riley, five, and Leo four, have all found weapons at the bottom of the canal
Categories: UK News

Three Labour MPs QUIT Keir Starmer's team after voting against bill attacked by Jeremy Corbyn

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:25
Nadia Whittome (pictured), Beth Winter and Olivia Blake voted against the Overseas Operations bill's second reading in the House of Commons despite being ordered to abstain.
Categories: UK News

The Queen is to get a bailout from the taxpayer after her land and property investments plummeted

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:23
The Treasury said that it will top up the Sovereign Grant to help maintain the Queen's income, which is severely threatened by the pandemic in the UK.
Categories: UK News

Cricket's race shame: Sportsmail investigation reveals county cricket's shocking diversity problem

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:22
SPORTSMAIL INVESTIGATION BY MATT HUGHES AND RICHARD GIBSON: Among many alarming pieces of data, we found there were only 33 BAME players at 18 clubs.
Categories: UK News

The mother of all insults! Actresses play mothers to co-stars just a few years younger

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:19
Libby Purves asks why older women are often overlooked when roles as mothers are cast, with much younger 'mothers' causing impossible and unrealistic age gaps on screen.
Categories: UK News

California To Ban New Gas, Diesel Vehicle Sales By 2035

Slashdot - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:02
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Gavin Newsom has just announced plans to abolish the internal combustion engine by 2035. In an executive order announced Wednesday, Newsom said sales of internal-combustion passenger vehicles and light trucks would be banned by 2035. Instead of gas and diesel vehicles, the mandate calls for the sale of zero-emission vehicles. Medium- and heavy-duty trucks will be given an extra decade to comply. "This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change," Newsom said. "Our cars shouldn't make wildfires worse -- and create more days filled with smoky air. Cars shouldn't melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines." Newsom also called on the state Legislature to ban the controversial oil extraction method known as fracking, "setting up what could be a contentious political fight when lawmakers reconvene in Sacramento next year," reports The Los Angeles Times.

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Frames per second? Windows Terminal brings back text animation with the VT100 blink

The Register - Wed, 2020-09-23 23:00
Tired of all the new at Microsoft's Ignite? Enjoy a bit of DEC goodness

Microsoft has followed up the delightfully retro CRT style available in its Windows Terminal application with the arrival of a blinking attribute familiar to DEC fans of old.…

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Proposal on Brooklyn Bridge doesn't quite go to plan as photographer gets whacked by cyclist 

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 22:48
A proposal off the Brooklyn Bridge was hilariously upstaged by a photographer capturing the moment who was then crashed into by a cyclist.
Categories: UK News

Four people, including the partner of a man killed during the protests, are suing Facebook

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 22:48
The civil complaint was filed on Tuesday in a Wisconsin federal court, arguing that Facebook 'empowered right wing militias to inflict extreme violence.'
Categories: UK News

Labour fury as defence chief taunts them over 'your illegal wars'

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 22:48
The Defence Secretary Ben Wallace triggered a row last night after he appeared to question the legality of the Iraq invasion while standing at the Commons despatch box.
Categories: UK News

Two men given felony charges for cheating in a Utah fishing contest after forensic analysis of fish

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 22:42
Robert Dennett, 45, and Kamron Wootton, 35, were sentenced to 24 months' probation after they pretended a huge catch came from Lake Powell so they would win a 2018 bass fishing tournament.
Categories: UK News

Premier League clubs fear PR nightmare if they do not organise bailout for struggling EFL clubs

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 22:33
EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL AND MATT HUGHES: Premier League clubs fear a PR backlash if they do not organise a speedy cash bailout for financially troubled EFL clubs.
Categories: UK News

Sweden's lockdown-free coronavirus response is at risk as officials mull 'chain-breaking' measures

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 22:32
State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, the herd-immunity architect, expanded on the proposals for the capital after first signalling lockdown measures on Tuesday.
Categories: UK News

Blowdry that claims to make you a glossy goddess for two months! Could a new treatment be the answer

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 22:27
Beverly Turner states that she will never live without a blow dry again after discovering the curative power of soft, swishy hair. Here she trials a new de-frizzing treatment, the Memory Forme.
Categories: UK News

STEPHEN GLOVER gives his verdict on the Prime Minister's performance 

Mail Online - Wed, 2020-09-23 22:27
STEPHEN GLOVER: What has happened to the Boris Johnson I used to know - a man of open mind who welcomed debate and resisted the groupthink of government drones?
Categories: UK News

Senators Introduce Bipartisan 'Unplug Internet Kill Switch Act of 2020,' Preventing a President From Denying Access To the Internet

Slashdot - Wed, 2020-09-23 22:23
Yesterday, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan ''Unplug the Internet Kill Switch Act of 2020'' (S. 4646), which would help protect Americans' First and Fourth Amendment rights by preventing a president from using emergency powers to unilaterally take control over or deny access to the internet and other telecommunications capabilities. Slashdot reader SonicSpike shares an excerpt from the announcement: In a World War II-era amendment to Section 706 of the Communications Act of 1934, Congress gave the Executive sweeping authority to put under direct government control or even shut down "any facility or station for wire communication" should a president "[deem] it necessary in the interest of the national security and defense" following a proclamation "that there exists a state or threat of war involving the United States." Cause for alarm over such power has only increased across the decades with the technological revolution, which has included email, text messages, and the internet, as well as the expansion of television, radio, and telephone networks. The Unplug the Internet Kill Switch Act would amend Section 706 to strip out this "Internet Kill Switch" and help shut the door to broader government surveillance or outright control of our communications channels and some of Americans' most sensitive information. The legislation would also reassert a stronger balance of power during a national emergency between the Executive Branch and the people's representatives in Congress. You can read the "Unplug the Internet Kill Switch Act of 2020" here (PDF).

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