Supreme Court Brexit case: ‘No need’ for MPs to get final say

The government has urged the Supreme Court to make a decision the “ordinary man and woman” would understand in the landmark legal challenge over Brexit. Government lawyer James Eadie QC said ministers could trigger Brexit and that there was no basis for Parliament to get the final say. He faced a grilling from the 11 Supreme Court justices as he set out his case. There were queues going into the courtroom and protesters outside on day one of the hearing, which is expected to last four days, with a verdict…

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No more queues! Amazon Go’s high-street store lets you walk in, grab items and walk out

is stepping further into physical retail with plans to open a grocery store like no other. Called Amazon Go, it employs what Amazon calls “Just Walk Out Technology” to allow users to grab what they want from shelves and leave the store without having to deal with tills or queues. Amazon Go works through a combination of computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning – essentially, the same technologies that power self-driving cars. Shoppers scan a unique QR code from an associated app on their phone as they enter the…

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No Man’s Sky is now under investigation for false advertising

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority announced it’s investigating the way No Man’s Sky has been advertised on Steam. Regulators from the ASA have examined the game’s Steam page and, based on the information presented there, compiled a list of ways that No Man’s Sky gameplay deviates from what the company’s advertising copy promises. Rock Paper Shotgun has details on the investigation, as well as the initial findings by the ASA. Discrepancies between the advertised game and the actual title include: Videos: User interface design Ship flying behavior (in formation; with…

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UK: no let-up for student migrants, says May

May is expected to instruct officials at the Home Office and newly beefed-upDepartment for Education to examine student visa regulations to restrict access to poor quality ‘Mickey Mouse’ courses, according to the Telegraph. May reaffirmed her commitment to the net migration target, despite suggestions by ministers that the government may back away from the target Other options that may be considered include preventing universities from marketing their courses as a route to working in the UK and looking at what can be further done to ensure students don’t overstay their visas. Ensuring students return…

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Tourists are obsessed with this small English village and no one knows why

AN ORDINARY English village is dealing with an extraordinary mystery. Asian tourists are flocking to Kidlington, Oxfordshire, by the busload — and none of the locals can understand why. It was about a month ago residents first noticed packed tour buses arriving in the village — which has a population of about 13,700 — and they’re continuing to arrive in droves. The village doesn’t have a particularly unique history and it has no obvious attractions, locals say. Still, packs of curious tourists pour out of the buses each week, peering…

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Tata Steel jobs: David Cameron says there are ‘no guarantees’ on steel crisis

David Cameron says the government is “doing everything it can” to save thousands of steel jobs – but warned there were “no guarantees of success”. Speaking after chairing crisis talks on Tata Steel’s decision to sell its UK business, the PM said nationalisation was not the answer but the government was “not ruling anything out”. Ministers are under pressure to secure the future of the threatened plants. Labour criticised their handling of the crisis, telling them to “get a grip”. Tata Steel’s UK business – which directly employs 15,000 workers…

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WHO: Ebola no longer an ‘extraordinary’ health event

Ebola is no longer an “extraordinary” health event, the World Health Organisation has said. The disease that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa during its most recent outbreak doesn’t pose as much of a threat as it once did, and the risk of it spreading around the world is low, a committee formed by the health group concluded. The disease was declared an international emergency in August 2014, and described at the time as a “serious” threat other countries. Members of the Emergency Committee, created to monitor the situation in…

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EU’s Mogherini says no Cold War with Russia as Syria truce agreed

The European Union`s senior diplomat said on Monday there was no Cold War climate between Moscow and the West as they agreed to a pause in the fighting in Syria, although Russia`s prime minister said tension was growing. At a security conference in Munich on Friday, world powers agreed to a “cessation of hostilities” that would let humanitarian aid be delivered in Syria and was envisaged to start this week. But a day later Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told the gathering that Moscow and the West had “fallen into…

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South Africa: No proper consultation on technology in the classroom

An ambitious government plan to flood classrooms with technology was met with many questions and strong criticism during the national congress of the country’s second largest teachers’ union. Basil Manuel, President of the South African Education Union (NAPTOSA)   In its plan, which was developed without proper consultation with the teaching profession, the government intends to provide tablets to all learners, but seems to overlook the necessary professional development programs needed to help teachers use the new technology. “How far removed from the classroom are those so called experts and…

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IBPS clerk results: No interviews this year after main exams?

In all likelihood, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) won’t conduct any interview for clerk posts this year. According to media reports and sources close to banking sector, IBPS is all set to scrap the interviews this year. Also, there is a possibility that IBPS may introduce psychometric test for the IBPS clerk aspirants. Moreover, IBPS is set to declare the scorecard soon on its official website after they get final nod and clarification from the concerned authorities. The director has requested to follow IBPS website for further information…

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