There could be far bigger black holes out there, scientists believe - so big they merit their own category, ‘stupendously large black holes’, or SLABs.
As Google's Privacy Sandbox remains under scrutiny over competition concerns, the tech giant has released an update claiming experimental ad-targeting techniques it's developing as part of the plan to depreciate support for third party cookies on its Chrome browser show results that are "nearly as effective as cookie-based approaches". Google has been working on a technique -- called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) -- to target ads based on clustering users into groups with similar interests, which it claims is superior from a privacy perspective vs the current (dysfunctional) 'norm' of targeting individuals based on third parties tracking everything they do online. It wants FLoCs to enable interest-based advertising to continue after it ends support for third party trackers.
The revenue fell by more than 50 percent compared to 2019 numbers.
Payment solutions provider Atlantic Pacific Processing Systems to provide service & support for University of Phoenix’s credit card acceptance needs.
In a nightclub in Australia, a scene that would otherwise be a mundane Saturday night unfolds – revellers rammed in a sticky club dancing to Lady Gaga.
Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in Sanaa on Monday, heeding a call by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement to condemn the United States for labelling it a terrorist group and backing the Saudi-led military coalition that is battling it. The protesters filled a wide avenue in the Houthi-held capital, many holding banners that read: "America is the mother of terrorism". The Trump administration's designation of the group as a foreign terrorist organisation took effect on Jan. 19 but is being reviewed by the new administration of Joe Biden.
ChoiceSpine LLC, a privately held spinal device manufacturer based in Knoxville, TN, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided additional 510(k) clearance to the Tiger Shark Cervical Spacer System.
Nearly four in five over-80s in the UK have now received a first dose of coronavirus vaccine, the Health Secretary has said. Matt Hancock revealed the latest figures at a Downing Street press conference and said the roll-out was “on track” to hit its target of vaccinating 15 million vulnerable people by February 15. Meanwhile, Tory MPs have warned that England’s school children have become the “forgotten victims” of the coronavirus pandemic, mounting pressure on Boris Johnson to get kids back into the classroom after the February half-term.
Boohoo has secured a £55 million deal to buy the brands and website of Debenhams, but confirmed its stores will shut.
She's "very uncomfortable now trying to portray the male gaze."
IATSE president Matthew Loeb notified President Joe Biden today that his union’s members stand ready to help build vaccination sites across the country, or to convert existing entertainment venues and convention centers into vaccination sites in order to get shots into the arms of Americans as rapidly as possible. The union made a similar offer […]
The Pop Idol winner’s twin died on July 30 last year.
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National Grid should lose role as electricity system operator, says OfgemRegulator says there could be conflict of interest in company also owning energy networks
The defender came to an agreement with Arsenal last week to leave the club during the current transfer window, despite there being six months to run on his contract. The 32-year-old had been attracting interest from clubs around Europe, including Genoa in Italy and Spanish side Real Betis, but he has elected to go back home.
Two in five parents see child’s focus on studying when learning remotely as the top challenge, a survey suggests.
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Police trade unions met the French interior minister Gérard Darmanin on Monday to discuss the agenda for crucial talks on the future of policing - to be known as the 'Beauvau de la Securité'. Named after Place Beauvau, - the address of the interior ministry - the series of discussions will start on 1 February with the aim of addressing a crisis of confidence among law enforcement officers.Thousands have staged several symbolic rallies in recent years to highlight what they say is a lack of support as security services attempt to counter terrorism and violent elements in protest movements.Accusations of racism and disproportionate use of violence on occasions, have been levelled at officers some of whom are under investigation or have been convicted in connection with such allegations.Police worry that activists are deliberately trying to vilify all police officers when they say relatively few are guilty of professional misconduct or criminal behaviour.Training, supervision, equipment, monitoringTwo of the three main police unions had threatened to boycott the programme of discussions but in the end decided to take part in Monday's virtual conference setting out the framework.The idea of the Beauvau is to hold high-level discussion sessions every two weeks until May, involving representatives of the police and Gendarme services, as well as security experts from France and elsewhere, elected politicians, local officials and ordinary citizens.The talks are expected to focus on eight subjects including police training.It used to take a year to train a police officer but that initiation has been reduced to eight months. Specialists have called for the period to be extended to allow trainees more time to master the skills of a very testing job.There is also a feeling that junior police officers need more supervision and clearer guidelines on the ground, while the issue of staffing and equipment levels is also considered to be important.Participants in the Beauvau will consider the controversial issue of filming police officers, the subject of major demonstrations at the end of 2020.The IGPN, which monitors the police and investigates complaints against individual officers, will be in the spotlight amid allegations that it is not fully independent from the law enforcement agencies it investigates.The links between the police and the general public as well as the relationship between the police services and judicial authorities will also be on the table."Police officers today are disillusioned and demoralized," said Grégory Joron of the SGP police trade union on France Info radio."When, in a society, those responsible for the liberty and security of their fellow citizens hide the fact that they work in the police force, ask their children not to tell anyone at school that mum or dad is a police officer – there is a real problem,” he said.Concrete actionPolice trade unions have expressed hope that the Beauvau and smaller such meetings at local level will produce clear recommendations and concrete reforms."I don’t want the debate to last too long and then for us to be told that no reform is possible because of the election calendar," warned David Le Bars, whose union represents senior police officers. “I expect debates but also decisions and action," he told France Info.Among ideas outlined by trade unions is a demand for a threshold of minimum sentences for those convicted of attacks on police officersThe conclusions from the series of exchanges will form the basis of new security laws, expected in 2022.
Michael Lanera captured the images on a camera he fitted in his 85-year-old dementia-ridden mother's room after he suspected she was being mistreated.
Four years ago, at Davos in Switzerland, Chinese president Xi Jinping defended globalization and anointed himself its leader and protector. It was the first time a Chinese leader had addressed the glitzy gathering of the global elite, and it made a lasting impression, coming just a few days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president, and the beginning of an American pivot away from multilateral institutions and the global system. Without mentioning Trump by name, Xi criticized the former US president’s trade war with China.