Asbestos town changes its name

Residents of the town named Asbestos in the Canadian province of Quebec have voted to rename their community in amove to distance it from the extremely poisonous mineral linked to lung cancer. The town was home to one of the world’s largest asbestos mines, voted 51.5 per cent in favour of changing its name to…

Fates Finder

FATES FINGER – A Saturn Herald Short Story by Penny Nair Price October 2020 Look out for the film! There were two big newspaper empires in London when Anastasia reached the age of 21. The two empires were managed by men – two opposing publishing tycoons –  who were poles apart politically. For her special…

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee sues Saudi Crown Prince

Hatice Cengiz, a Turkish citizen and the fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi government, has filed a lawsuit in Washington DC, against Saudi Arabia’s crown prince accusing him of ordering the killing, and pursuing Mohammed bin Salman and more than 20 others for unspecified damages. Khashoggi was killed by…

Heathrow airport begins coronavirus testing

  Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 and 5, begin mandatory coronavirus rapid testing including a raid saliva swab known as a Lamp (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification) test for passengers travelling to Hong Kong on Tuesday before checking in costing £80 with result guaranteed within an hour. The aim is to help people travelling to destinations where proof…

Dettol and Durex sale leaps as virus rules were relaxed

The sale of Durex and other “sexual wellbeing products” rose 12.6 per cent in the last three months, when social-distancing rules were relaxed in the summer,  according to its maker Reckitt Benckiser. Sales of Dettol, Cillit Bang, and air fresheners also jumped, helped by workers improving their new home-office environment, as the total group sales…

Google Sued by the US over Search

The US government has formally filed a landmark lawsuit, the biggest challenge brought by US regulators against Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominance to preserve a monopoly over internet searches and online advertising. The Lawsuit follows several years of investigation amid the intense scrutiny of Google’s practices at home and abroad. Google called the…

Juniper beefs up AI expertise after buying 128 Technology for $450m

Juniper Networks acquires BostonTT AI Software Defined Wide Area Networking startup 128 technology for $450m, so that networks can cover a wide geographical area such as satellite offices, rather than a network in a defined space. AI-fuelled networking company Juniper has already acquired last year Mist Systems in March 2019 for $405m. Today, instead of…

2000-year-old cat discovered in Peru

  The figure of a relaxing cat has been discovered in the Nazca desert in Peru. The Nazca lines, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to designs on the ground – known as Geoglyphs – created 2000 years ago. Scientists believe that this cat was created by making depressions in the desert floor leaving…

Masked Christmas

AS IT’S COMING UP TO CHRISTMAS …..HERE ARE SOME HUMOROUS OBSERVATIONS ABOUT FOOD TO DIGEST ……FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE MORE “PLUMP”  THAN WE’D LIKE TO BE PLEASE DON’T TAKE OFFENCE – I AM ONE OF YOU TOO! PENNY NAIR PRICE. PS In another issue I will give advice about watching one’s calorie intake…

Aston Martin: Corporate account turbulent enterprise

  Race, stunt drive, and bestselling author Ben Collins writes a story of spies, speed, and hard-driving genius – a driver’s love letter to one of the world’s best-loved machines. Aston Marin’s first, wickedly fast models were forged at a time when Ferrari’s premises at Maranello was nothing but a ploughed field. The book celebrates…