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Private school fees for armed forces personnel cost £83m-a-year

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 22:26
School fees for children of Armed Forces personnel, attending schools such as Eton and Harrow, reached a five-year high last year after rising by £3million in just 12 months.
Categories: UK News

Lori Loughlin has 'high anxiety' about catching coronavirus in prison and is living off PB&J

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 22:25
Former inmate turned prison consultant Holli Coulman, 50, told DailyMail.com, 'She's not crying every night but I have been told she has high anxiety'.
Categories: UK News

Jeremy Corbyn must make 'unequivocal' apology: Labour Chief Whip

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 22:23
Nick Brown told Jeremy Corbyn to 'unequivocally, unambiguously and without reservation' apologise for saying the scale of anti-Semitism in Labour was 'dramatically overstated'.
Categories: UK News

UK gives £81 MILLION of taxpayers' cash a year to CHINA

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 22:23
In a joint investigation with the TaxPayers' Alliance, the Mail has found that £81million in aid has been sent to China to help fund schemes such as rice production, opera and flood defences.
Categories: UK News

Economists spell out Rishi Sunak's options

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 22:23
Public borrowing this year is higher than at any time in history outside of the First and Second World Wars, so it is not surprising that people are starting to worry about the public finances.
Categories: UK News

Professor KAROL SIKORA says the coronavirus vaccines really are 'game changers'

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 22:22
Professor KAROL SIKORA celebrates positive coronavirus vaccine news from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca, saying the 'whole Covid landscape has been transformed.'
Categories: UK News

ALEX BRUMMER: Big pharma's heroism deserves recognition

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 22:07
Even though the UK spends below the OECD average on R&D, its world leading research universities and laboratories do come up with the goods.
Categories: UK News

China Launches Ambitious Mission To Land On Moon and Return Samples To Earth

Slashdot - Mon, 2020-11-23 22:02
BeerFartMoron shares a report from CBS News: China launched its most ambitious moon mission yet Monday: a robotic spacecraft expected to land on the lunar surface by the end of the week. The spacecraft is expected to collect about four pounds of rock and soil samples, and return them to Earth next month for laboratory analysis. If successful, the Chang'e 5 mission will make China only the third nation, after the United States and the former Soviet Union, to bring moon rocks back to Earth. It will also be the first to attempt the feat since Russia's Luna 24 in 1976. The 8,335-pound Chang'e 5 spacecraft, named after the mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, is made up of four major components: a lunar orbiter, a sample return craft, a lander carrying science instruments and sample collection equipment, and a small ascent vehicle mounted atop the lander to carry the collected surface samples back up to orbit. The Chang'e 5 lander features multiple cameras, a spectrometer to assess the composition of the soil near the spacecraft and a ground-penetrating radar. A robot arm is equipped with a percussive drill and scoop to pick up excavated rock and soil. Working by remote control from Earth, engineers will use the arm to move collected samples up to the ascent vehicle, which then will blast off, rendezvous with the Chang'e 5 orbiter and transfer the sample to the return craft for the trip back to Earth. Landing in Inner Mongolia is expected around December 16. From there, the samples will be transferred to specially equipped laboratories for analysis.

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Categories: Technology

Police at scene of major leak leaving hundreds with no water

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 2020-11-23 21:58
Parts of the road section has even lifted by a foot
Categories: Essex News

Michigan votes 3-1 to certify Biden's victory in the state in another blow to Trump

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 21:45
The four-person split-party panel who certifies presidential elections in Michigan voted Monday afternoon 3-1 to confirm Joe Biden's popular vote win in the swing state.
Categories: UK News

21 Savage's British brother, 27, stabbed to death in Brixton

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 21:40
EXCLUSIVE: Drill rapper Terrell Davis, 27, was stabbed to death while walking some shopping to his grandmother in Brixton last night. Mr Davis was a brother of Grammy award-winner 21 Savage, 28.
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Preston's Darnell Fisher charged by the FA over Callum Paterson genitals grab

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 21:37
Referee David Webb did not witness the incident during the 62nd minute of the Championship match at Deepdale and the FA have therefore opted to take retrospective action.
Categories: UK News

Apple's Security Chief Indicted in Santa Clara County Sheriff Concealed-gun Permit Scandal

Slashdot - Mon, 2020-11-23 21:25
The top security chief for Apple headlines a batch of new criminal indictments for allegedly brokering bribes with Santa Clara County sheriff's office commanders -- including the newly indicted undersheriff -- in exchange for coveted concealed-gun permits, in a striking offshoot of an ongoing corruption probe ensnaring the agency. From a report: Thomas Moyer, 50, Apple's chief security officer, was indicted last week by a criminal grand jury on allegations that he, Undersheriff Rick Sung and Capt. James Jensen arranged for 200 iPads to be donated to the sheriff's office to loosen up the release of concealed-carry weapons permits for Apple security officers. The sheriff's office is the police force for Cupertino, where Apple's global headquarters are located. The iPad donation was shelved once a separate DA investigation into pay-to-play suspicions involving the concealed-gun permits -- in which Jensen was one of four people indicted earlier this year -- got underway in August 2019, District Attorney Jeff Rosen said at a Monday news conference.

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Categories: Technology

Apple's global security boss accused of bribing cops with 200 free iPads in exchange for concealed gun permits

The Register - Mon, 2020-11-23 21:17
Exec, two officers, one other charged

Apple's head of global security tried to bung cops hundreds of free iPads in exchange for special gun permits, it is claimed.…

Categories: Technology

Meteor is seen exploding in the sky over Brazil's in footage captured by space observatory

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 20:54
This is the moment a bright meteor crossed over Brazil's sky before it exploded. The phenomenon entered the Earth's atmosphere at 2:31am local time at an altitude of 64 miles.
Categories: UK News

New magnetic spray transforms pills into mini robots that can be navigated throughout the body

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 20:46
A magnetic spray made of polyvinyl alcohol, gluten and iron particles turns objects into robots that can be controlled by magnets. The spray can be applied to pills, allowing doctors to target certain areas.
Categories: UK News

Secret Amazon Reports Expose the Company's Surveillance of Labor and Environmental Groups

Slashdot - Mon, 2020-11-23 20:46
A trove of more than two dozen internal Amazon reports reveal in stark detail the company's obsessive monitoring of organized labor and social and environmental movements in Europe, particularly during Amazon's "peak season" between Black Friday and Christmas. From a report: The reports, obtained by Motherboard, were written in 2019 by Amazon intelligence analysts who work for the Global Security Operations Center, the company's security division tasked with protecting Amazon employees, vendors, and assets at Amazon facilities around the world. The documents show Amazon analysts closely monitor the labor and union-organizing activity of their workers throughout Europe, as well as environmentalist and social justice groups on Facebook and Instagram. They also reveal, and an Amazon spokesperson confirmed, that Amazon has hired Pinkerton operatives -- from the notorious spy agency known for its union-busting activities -- to gather intelligence on warehouse workers. Internal emails sent to Amazon's Global Security Operations Center obtained by Motherboard also reveal that all the division's team members around the world receive updates on labor organizing activities at warehouses that include the exact date, time, location, the source who reported the action, the number of participants at an event (and in some cases a turnout rate of those expected to participate in a labor action), and a description of what happened, such as a "strike" or "the distribution of leaflets." Other documents reveal that Amazon intelligence analysts keep close tabs on how many warehouse workers attend union meetings; specific worker dissatisfactions with warehouse conditions, such as excessive workloads; and cases of warehouse-worker theft, from a bottle of tequila to $15,000 worth of smart watches.

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Categories: Technology

Californians gathered in a cave 500 years ago to get high under painting of a hallucinogenic plant

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 20:45
Researchers from the UK and the US found that a spiral artform daubed on a wall of a cave south of Bakersfield resembled the intoxicating flower known as 'sacred datura'.
Categories: UK News

The Crown's Erin Doherty picks up bargains at Lidl with girlfriend Sophie Melville

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 20:23
She's won acclaim for her portrayal of Princess Anne in the two most recent seasons of hugely successful series Netflix series The Crown.
Categories: UK News

Wildlife officials discover mysterious 12-foot-tall metal monolith in the middle of a Utah desert 

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-11-23 20:12
A 12-foot monolith was spotted in the Utah desert by state workers flying overhead in a helicopter. Officials are puzzled by the object, saying it could be art or a reference to Space Odyssey.
Categories: UK News

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