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If one executive hadn’t stood up George R.R. Martin for lunch, things could’ve taken a completely different path.
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We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.It’s tough, getting ready to go out when you’re a parent. You’re so desperate for your “night off” to begin, it can be tempting to pour yourself a gin at 9am – even though you’re not meeting until at least 8pm, because nobody can get away until after baby bedtime. What used to be a relatively simple process before you had kids – shower, shave, makeup, dress, go – somehow becomes a fine art. It’s a meticulously planned out, multi-tasking effort that takes only the most experienced of us to get right.So, you’re going out on Saturday night? In the midst of a pandemic, things are a little different – there’s a lack of dancing, for sure – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a BNO (that’s Big Night Out, if you didn’t know already).Whether you’re going round a mate’s garden for drinks, or heading to your local pub, you still want to get glammed up – especially after spending months in your lockdown pyjamas (just me?).Here’s the reality of getting ready to go out when you’re a parent. Related... The Secret To Successful Playdates? I've Found The Perfect Formula 5.40am“Mummy, wake up! I had a scary dream about a chicken.” You look at the clock and groan: it’s not even 6am. How are you going to stay out until midnight (or beyond) when you’ve been up since the crack of dawn?9amYou’ve been up long enough to tidy the kitchen and make several rounds of breakfast. You start thinking about that first drink. Trouble is, it’s 12 hours away and you’ve got a two hour round-trip, ferrying one child to gymnastics and back again, to get through first... and a playdate. But here’s where step one of BNO prep commences: painting your nails. You only manage a first coat before you have to get the kids in the car. Still, it’s the only time it has any chance to dry, because your hands are on the steering wheel and blissfully child-free. 11.30amYou’ve dropped one child off at gymnastics and made it home again, giving you one whole hour before you have to do the exact same trip, in reverse. The multi-tasking skills you’ve learned as a parent kick in.You sit your remaining child(ren) in front of CBeebies, armed with a peanut butter and marmite sandwich (kids are weird) and dash upstairs. It’s time for a hair wash. After, you slather on a face mask, which must stay on for 10 minutes, so you’ve got enough time to shave under your arms, and maybe a leg, too.By the time you’re done, it’s 12.30pm: gymnastics pick-up. Paint another coat on your nails, get back in the car. Related... How To Get Your Child To Play Alone When They're Used To Having You Around 1.30pmYou’re home from gymnastics, time to give the exhausted child lunch, and the child who’s been helplessly ferried back and forth (without actually doing any gymnastics), a second lunch. By the time you’ve finished answering requests for snacks and drinks, it’s 1.45pm – just enough of a window to dash upstairs and shave the other leg before a 2pm playdate begins. 2pmOver the next two hours, the house is wrecked, your stress levels rise, the remaining snacks you had in the cupboards are eaten, and your nails are smudged. Accept this as an inevitability. Do not try to fight it. There’s beauty in surrender. 4pmThere is light at the end of the tunnel... once the playmate goes home. Won’t the other parent please come and pick them up? Please?5pmThe child’s parent finally comes at 4.30pm, and stays for half an hour, chatting. They ignore your hints about needing to get ready to “go out”, because they simply don’t understand what you mean. Is it even possible to have a night out in a pandemic, they’re thinking. Once they’ve gone, you whack the oven on, tell both kids it’s time to “sit down and watch a film”, and run upstairs to do your hair. You leave your curlers heating up while you race downstairs to put a turkey dinosaur and potato waffle in the oven. The other child wants something different (of course), so you bung some pasta in to boil, run back upstairs and curl half your hair before having to go and break up a squabble – the first child has now decided that they, too, want a turkey dinosaur. Swear under your breath and repeat the process. 5.30pmMiracle of miracles: your hair is curled and you have half an hour to do your makeup and get dressed. Both kids are quietly eating dinner, and you’re only interrupted two – maybe three – more times to get them a variety of different desserts. On the third trip downstairs, you pour yourself a pre-BNO gin.You overhear one child saying to the other, “Mummy’s having a 5 o’clock gin”, and some associated giggling. You decide you do not care, because you deserve this. 6pmYou hand your children to the other parent, grandparent or babysitter with a high five and leave the house, smiling at everyone you see on the street.You’re free. You forget you ever had children (for an hour, max, until you get the urge to check to see how bedtime is going). You meet the ones who managed to escape as early as you did, and wait for the others who are doing bedtime first. You drink, chat, relax, laugh, gossip and swap stories about your children with your other, similarly-giddy, parent pals. You don’t care that you’re two metres apart in someone’s garden – you dance anyway. You’ve earned this time off, and you tell each other so, repeatedly. “We deserve this!” you tell one another, clinking glasses from a distance. MidnightYou are asleep. Related... I Let My 8-Year-Old Give Me A Makeover. Here's How It Went. 12 Wacky Ways To Occupy Kids That Require Very Little Effort How To Cut Down On Alcohol If The Quarantinis Got Out Of Hand
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Image: Apple Following the release of the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas, Apple is now following through with public access to the macOS Big Sur beta. This next big update for macOS is the jump to 11.0, and with it comes several big changes. The most noticeable difference, though not necessarily the most notable, is the revised design. Everything looks a little cleaner, with a look that’s really starting to resemble iOS. In this article, we’re going to walk you through what’s new and how to get the beta onto your computer, should you want it. Once you install the beta, it will likely receive several updates between now and the final release, which we expect to happen later in 2020. What to know about macOS Big Sur before installing the beta First,... Continue reading…
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After several months of delays and changes in its plans, Disney has made the decision to premiere its live-action Mulan movie on its Disney+ streaming service, though it will still debut in theaters in some parts of the world. Anyone who subscribes to Disney+ will be able to stream the movie, but it’ll be a bit more complicated — and … Continue reading
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Our verdict: the price is based on Poco M2 Pro The recommend is easy to do | a large display, reliable battery, and sufficient Cam complain of the scope don't leave|
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You can guess why – but in some places internet actually got faster Video-streaming binges as a result of the coronavirus lockdown have flooded broadband networks and led to a reduction in connection speeds.…
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Trump has given the company 45 days to sell to a U.S. firm
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“Hey, guys!” It’s the greeting that launched a thousand meetings and Zoom calls. Etymologists trace the term “guys” to the historical figure Guy Fawkes. It’s evolved from the name of one man who attempted to assassinate King James I in 1605 to an informal address for a group of people in contemporary American English.But when used to address your colleagues, it’s a gendered greeting that could be sending signals about who is ― and isn’t ― included in your workplace. The Case Against Using “Hey, Guys”The problem with “guys” is that it is a “masculine word,” according to Amy Jeffers, an organisational development specialist in diversity, equity and inclusion. There are better alternatives, such as “Hey, everyone” or “Hey, folks” that are not gender-assuming, Jeffers added.Alternatives to "Hey guys"hey teamhey crewhey allhey folkshey peoplehey peepshey y'allhey everyonehey palshey friendshey— Kim Rees (they/she) (@krees) March 15, 2019Sociologist Sherryl Kleinman wrote an essay in the journal Qualitative Sociology against terms such as “you guys” in 2002, pointing out that they reinforce a language that already privileges men. Kleinman cited words such as chairman, postman and freshman as other examples.”‘Get over it,’ some people say,” she wrote. “Those words are generic. They apply to everyone. But then how come so-called generics are always male?”GLSEN, an education organisation that advocates for policies designed to protect LGBTQ students and students of marginalised identities, advised defaulting to gender-neutral language such as “friends,” “folks,” or “all” rather than “brothers and sisters” or  “guys,” “ladies,” “ma’am” or “sir.”Gendered language creeps into work communication in other insidious ways. Think about how you describe colleagues you don’t know. Do you default to “that guy” or “that woman?” GLSEN’s guide suggested that when you have not been introduced to people and don’t know their pronouns or gender identity, use descriptive language such as, “Can you give this paper to the person across the room with the white T-shirt and short brown hair?” Using gender-neutral language is not about using “he” or “she” equally but asking yourself, “Why are we using he or she at all? Couldn’t we just be using ‘they’?” Jeffers said.How To Correct Yourself Without Making It All About YouMistakes are a part of learning. But it’s important not to make your moment of learning someone else’s hurtful experience. Lily Zheng, a researcher on gender ambiguity in the workplace who is transgender, recounted this kind of experience in a 2019 podcast for the Harvard Business Review. Zheng recalled a time a colleague misgendered them, then spent the next 10 minutes apologising about it.“What ended up happening was I had to be their therapist. I had to say, ’No, it’s OK. It’s all right,’” Zheng said. “That experience was awful, and I had to tell this person, ’Next time, look, if you keep responding like this when I correct you, I won’t correct you. Me correcting misgendering is a courtesy to you. I’m letting you know that I trust you enough to get better.’”Being better means apologising when you are called out without becoming the centre of the apology.“I hear a lot of people complain, ‘It’s just so hard. I’m used to [other language],’” Jeffers said. People need to avoid defending their intentions in their apology, Jeffers added. Instead, they should focus on acknowledging that they are wrong and will be better.One way to get proactively better? Practise so that gender-neutral language at work becomes a habit. “The more we lean into gender-neutral language, the less mistakes we make, the less room for assumption, the less awkward moments,” Jeffers said. “Get good at practicing this, regardless of who is in the room, regardless if you know if someone is sensitive to this or not.”Related... 'I Didn’t Study It In Any Depth': 7 Times The Grenfell Inquiry Made Jaws Drop 'Targeted And Singled Out' – How It Feels When The Government Cancels Your Eid Plans Kids Will Flip Out Over This Banana Pancake Recipe
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Commentary: The $1,380 Z Flip isn't the perfect phone or even the most powerful. But Samsung's foldable fun has won me over.
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Who can you trust these days? The voice applications people use with their Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant smart speaker devices have privacy policies, but most users don't read them and neither device maker has shown much concern about policy problems or inconsistencies.…
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(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Hongwei Xin, a biosystems engineer who serves as Dean of UT AgResearch, is the recipient of the 2020 Lalit and Aruna Verma Award for Excellence in Global Engagement presented by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
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Two directors from Google, no other vendors represented. That's vendor-neutral? Google's open source director Chris DiBona has defended the web giant's motives in forming a new foundation to manage open-source trademarks during a Knative community meeting.…
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To add alt text to images in PowerPoint, or edit an image's existing alt text, select the photo and choose "Edit Alt Text…" from the Picture Format toolbar.  When you add an image to PowerPoint, the program usually adds its own suggested alt text, which you can change. It's helpful to add alt text to your slides' images for anyone using a screen reader.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Alt text is a short description of a digital image that can be read aloud by a screen reader. While we generally think about alt text as a part of web pages, it's a valuable tool anywhere users may need additional help to understand what images appear on the screen.  For example: You can add alt text to images in PowerPoint for just this purpose.  The easiest way to add alt text in PowerPoint is to do it as you're adding the image, but you can also add or change alt text to an image that's already been added to a PowerPoint slide.  If you want to write or edit the alt text of images in your PowerPoint presentation, here's how to do it, using PowerPoint on Mac or PC. Check out the products mentioned in this article: Microsoft Office (From $149.99 at Best Buy) Apple Macbook Pro (From $1,299.00 at Apple) Acer Chromebook 15 (From $179.99 at Walmart) How to add alt text to a new image in PowerPoint 1. In PowerPoint, add an image by clicking "Insert," selecting "Pictures" from the ribbon, then choosing "This Device…" 2. When the image appears in your slide, you should see PowerPoint's suggested alt text appear at the bottom of the image.  3. To change the suggested alt text, click on it.  4. In the Alt Text pane that opens on the right side of the screen, click the text field. 5. Edit the alt text however you like, and the change will be automatically made to the image.  How to add alt text to an existing image in PowerPoint 1. In PowerPoint, find the image you want to update and click it.  2. Select "Picture Format."  3. Choose "Alt Text" in the ribbon.  4. You can also choose to right-click the image and select "Edit Alt Text…" from the drop-down menu. 5. Enter the alt text you want to use in the text field. It'll be automatically saved with your deck.  How to use PowerPoint's alt text controls When you create or edit alt text, you have two options aside from typing alt text manually.  If the alt text field is empty, you have the option of clicking "Generate a description for me." This is a fast way to add alt text, but it's not recommended. The alt text may be superficially correct, but it's unlikely to be specific enough to be genuinely helpful to users who need it.  You can also mark an image as decorative. Only do this if, like a border around text, it is irrelevant to understanding the slide deck and describing it would add no value.    Related coverage from Tech Reference: What is alt text? How to use the page element for images to improve your website's accessibility and search ranking How to enable voice typing on your Gboard app and make the virtual keyboard type for you How to use Voice Typing in Google Docs, and write just by speaking How to activate voice controls on your Android device, and make Google searches or open apps with your voice How to send a voice message on your iPhone to anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac SEE ALSO: The best portable monitors for working on the go Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yet
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Apple bought more AI companies than any of its big tech competitors between 2010 and 2019, according to an analyis from CB Insights. Many of these purchases have been used to create new features on Apple's flagship iPhones. But others may help power Apple's shift towards digital products as sales for those services rise. As sales of the iPhone have dipped, income from products like Apple Pay and Apple Music may be the company's future. Apple faces some blowback in its push into services. The tech giant is currently dealing with antitrust investigations in Europe and North America stemming from complaints by app makers that the company takes too big a piece from App Store financial transactions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple bought more AI startups than any other tech company over most of the last decade, according to data first reported on by PCMag.com's Jason Cohen. The data, compiled by market research company CB Insights, tracks which companies made the most AI purchases between 2010 and 2019. Apple took the top spot with 20 acquisitions, followed by Google at 14 and then Microsoft at 10. The report notes that Apple's spending spree has been critical to developing new features for new iPhone models. For instance, the tech giant's acquisition of Israeli facial recognition outfit RealFace was critical to its development of the Face ID unlocking technology that became a key selling point of the iPhone X. But other buys, like Shazam in 2017, may help the company's push into digital services like Apple Music, a growing area for the company as sales flag for its iconic products like the iPhone. Apple is relying less on income from physical devices; 2019 marked the first year that the iPhone made up less than half the tech giant's revenue since 2012, partly displaced by increased business for services including its App Store, Apple Pay, Apple Music, and Apple Care.  These products have had a notable rise in popularity. In the second quarter of 2020, even as Apple's revenue from iPhone sales fell, services income rose year-over-year by 16 percent. Data compiled by research firm Bernstein, first reported on by Quartz's John Detrixhe, indicates that Apple Pay is on track to account for 10% of all card payments by 2020. And just between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve last year, customers bought a hefty $1.42 billion worth of products through the company's App Store. Such moves have not been without blowback. Complaints of anti-competitive practices have led to antitrust investigations in both the U.S. and Europe, driven by app developers who say the 30% Apple takes from every App Store transaction is too large a slice. The company has pushed back by releasing studies it says proves the App Store's policies leave most of the money for developers and are comparable to other app marketplaces.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: July 15 is Tax Day — here's what it's like to do your own taxes for the very first time
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A two-month free trial for Amazon Kindle Unlimited is now available, and signing up couldn't be easier!
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A new Pokemon TCG Sword & Shield expansion was revealed today with the name “Champion’s Path!” This expansion will be released on September 25, 2020 with a unique new feature. This next release was announced to roll with “various pins featuring Gum logos as well as foil cards representing the partner Pokemon of each Gym Leader. This reflects the Pokemon … Continue reading
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Getting half off this fan might be the antidote to 90-degree summer days.
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If confirmed, this would be the earliest evidence of a society making architectural adjustments to support accessibility.
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Samsung will hold a virtual event, Life Unstoppable, to unveil its latest innovations in mobiles, wearables, TV, audio, and home appliances.
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Jane Didion used to say: Success is just a product of your motivation! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 20 2020, at a price of $9,164. That’s a minor 0.25 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$22.98. It was the lowest closing price in one day. We’re still 54 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin,Twitter
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(Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)) Researchers at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used ridesourcing data from Chengdu, China to investigate the relationship between ridesourcing and public transit. The study found that one-third of ridesourcing substitutes public transit, with the substitution effect more common in city-centers.
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(World Scientific) In a report published in NANO, a team of researchers from Sichuan University of Science and Engineering, China have developed N-doped carbon encapsulated transition metal catalysts for oxygen reduction reactions (ORR) and oxygen evolution reactions (OER) to optimize performance of zinc-air batteries.
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Is it creepy to send a long-postponed spacecraft into the dark void on Halloween?
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Slack has added new analytics and metrics capabilities to let businesses better track the use of the popular collaboration app across their organization.Among a raft of updates for larger customers announced today are message activity metrics, which provide insight into the reach of posts in public channels – the chat rooms Slack likes to bill as a replacement for internal group email.[ Related: The case for (and against) maintaining multiple collaboration tools ] The metrics, available to businesses on Slack Plus and Enterprise Grid plans, are accessible in public channels with more than 50 members, and provide corporate communications teams with a more detailed view into the reach of posts. This includes information on read and click-through rates; a breakdown of the devices used to view a post; data on which replies receive the most reactions; and the number of viewers by department.To read this article in full, please click here
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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening.Who he, Lewis? And the newsThe look on Chris Grayling’s face said it all. The former minister had breezed into the first meeting of the newly convened Intelligence and Security Committee in the Macmillan Room in Portcullis House, fully expecting to be the only Tory name on the ballot paper.But it turned out that Macmillan’s ghost hovered over proceedings as much as his portrait, as the day of the short knives produced a spectacular shock. Grayling was a picture of incredulity and puzzlement as he saw Julian Lewis’ candidacy in black and white next to his, before the swift realisation kicked in that he had been outmanoeuvred.The ensuing secret ballot yielded the inevitable result: 5 votes for Lewis (his own, plus three Labour and one SNP vote), 4 for Grayling (himself, plus three Tory MPs). The election of the person who now oversees MI6, MI5 and other UK security agencies was itself a masterpiece of cloak and dagger politics, precision timing and superior intelligence gathering. The Tory whips were furious, and No.10 more furious still at this very British coup.Grayling had made clear his own intention to be chair two days ago, but Lewis had left it until the day of the committee’s first meeting to inform its clerk that he was putting himself forward. There was no prior notice for the government, as unlike select committees, the ISC picks its own chairman from its own members.It was a moment of which Lewis’s old friend John Bercow would have been proud. Just as Bercow became Commons Speaker on the back of Labour votes, the veteran Tory backbencher clinched the chairmanship of arguably the country’s most important parliamentary watchdog thanks to Opposition backing.Lewis, 68, was undeniably better qualified to chair the ISC than Grayling. A former member of the committee from 2010 to 2015, a former defence select committee chairman and a former Naval reservist, he has long experience of security and intelligence issues. Even Grayling’s allies admit his closest involvement with security issues was when he was transport secretary (which does mean being on the emergency Cobra committee from time to time).Lewis was so respected that he secured the nomination of the prime minister for the committee, which is unusual in parliament in that its entire membership requires the prior approval of No.10 in consultation with the leader of the Opposition. Although it is up to the Commons and Lords to then approve its membership, the sifting process - on grounds ostensibly of national security - makes it unique.‌It is perhaps that prior approval that fuelled the strong sense of betrayal felt in Downing Street when the news came through. The decision to swiftly withdraw the whip from Lewis underscored the anger, with No.10 sources muttering that his “duplicity” had to be punished. Most embarrassingly of all, chief whip Mark Spencer had been caught cold on an issue where whipping was in theory not allowed - the statute that governs the ISC states expressly that the chair of the ISC is “chosen by its members”, not No.10.Whips have been suggesting that Lewis had assured them he would vote for Grayling, only to renege on the promise. The MP may refuse to answer that charge if asked about it, but he and the Opposition members may have left no traces of collusion. The committee itself is shrouded in adherence to the Official Secrets Act, so the ironies are multiple.‌Lewis is so idiosyncratic that he is the only one of 650 MPs in the Commons not to allow constituents to contact him by email, insisting instead that they use letter, fax or phone to do so. He is thought unlikely to have left an evidence trail of any plans for the committee chairmanship.Lewis’s security experience attracted him to the Opposition members, but it was his “fierce independence” and “consensual” approach that was the clincher. And throughout his career the New Forest East MP has certainly been no leader’s poodle. He was among the hardcore Brexiteers who consistently voted against Theresa May’s Brexit deal, but he also voted against David Cameron’s bid to launch military action in Syria, and against the Lib-Con coalition increasing student tuition fees. Maverick is his middle name.Yet Lewis also had early experience of pulling off audacious actions behind enemy lines. As a graduate research student, he managed to infiltrate the Labour party in the 1970s, helping ‘moderates’ recapture part of the Newham North East local constituency party where MP Reg Prentice was targeted by the Left. Ultimately, Prentice had the crucial vote that brought down James Callaghan and ushered in Margaret Thatcher’s 1979 victory.There is little likelihood of Lewis crossing the floor to join Labour as Prentice did, but the stripping of the Tory whip means he is now as officially “independent” as an MP as much as he was figuratively. Some Conservative MPs are already speculating that the whole affair proves the need to axe Spencer as chief whip and perhaps move him in what is seen as a more likely reshuffle, possibly to Defra.The decision by Johnson to remove the whip was also further evidence of his own ruthless approach to party management, last seen when former cabinet ministers like David Gauke and Philip Hammond were effectively booted out of the party over Brexit, despite their willingness to return to the fold.‌The difficulty for No.10 now is just what next step to take. In theory it could take the “nuclear option” and oust Lewis from the committee by tabling a Commons motion of selection, replacing him with another Tory MP, and thereby allowing a fresh internal election of a new chairman of the ISC. A 90-minute debate would be needed, followed by a vote on the floor of the Commons.The danger is that would lay bare just how party political the chairmanship would be, itself seen by even some of the PM’s allies as a move that could undermine the committee and its relationship with the intelligence agencies - all of which need to be protected from any charge of party politics in their scrutiny.The government would have to act very quickly too, and it may be too late to get any motion on the Order Paper in time. Tomorrow morning the ISC meets to discuss when to publish the ‘Russia report’, believed to cover donations to the Tory party among other issues. It is likely that the committee will recommend very swift publication.In the latest James Bond movies, the chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee is Gareth Mallory, played by Ralph Fiennes. Mallory goes on to replace Judi Dench as ’M”. Few would consider Lewis to be as dashing as Fiennes’s character and he would make an unlikely spy. But no matter what happens to him next, the spectre of high-handed incompetence is again haunting Boris Johnson’s government.Quote Of The Day“Standing up every week saying, ‘It’s a stunning success’ is kidding no one.”‌Keir Starmer in PMQsWednesday Cheat SheetBoris Johnson has for the first time committed to an “independent inquiry” into the coronavirus pandemic, after being prompted by Lib Dem acting leader Ed Davey.Helen MacNamara, the senior civil servant in charge of the bullying inquiry into the home secretary Priti Patel, is to leave her post next month, the Guardian reports.Downing Street couldn’t substantiate the PM’s claim that the UK’s test and trace system was “as good as or better than anywhere else in the world”.Equalities and Treasury minister Kemi Badenoch has revealed she rejected a chance to lead a Downing Street coronavirus briefing amid concerns it would appear “tokenistic”.‌The Treasury will not carry out any further analysis of the economic impact of the Brexit trade deal Boris Johnson agrees with the EU or the impact of negotiations collapsing, Rishi Sunak has said.The public will not have to wear face masks in food takeaway shops when new rules kick in next week, No.10 said, sparing Michael Gove’s blushes in the process.What I’m Reading Why The New No.10 Comms Strategy Is A Good Idea - Chris WilkinsGot A Tip?Send tips, stories, quotes, pics, plugs or gossip to [email protected] Subscribe To Commons PeopleEach week, the HuffPost UK Politics team unpack the biggest stories from Westminster and beyond. Search for Commons People wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribe.Related... Tories Withdraw Whip From Julian Lewis After Beating Chris Grayling To Top Job Chris Grayling Fails To Become Intelligence Committee Chairman Is Boris Johnson Playing Fast And Loose Again With The British Constitution?
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Google yesterday released Chrome 84, the first upgrade in almost two months, with changes to how some notifications are displayed and a restart of the SameSite cookie standard that was postponed this spring.The search giant also paid out more than $21,000 in bounties to researchers who reported some of the 38 vulnerabilities patched in Chrome 84. One of the flaws was marked "Critical," Google's most-serious threat ranking, with another seven tapped as "High," the second-most dire. Google had not yet decided on rewards for the critical bug and four of the high.Chrome 84's sole critical bug was reported to Google only on July 8 by researchers at 360 Alpha Lab, an arm of the Chinese security vendor 360. Google said that the vulnerability was a "heap buffer overflow" in the browser's background fetch.To read this article in full, please click here
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Here’s what we know about the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the brand's next AirPods rivals.
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(George Mason University) Liang Zhao, Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, and Yue Cheng, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Volgenau School of Engineering, are set to receive funding from the National Science Foundation for a project for which they have several goals.
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(Medical University of South Carolina) To prepare for current and future waves of COVID-19, the US Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center asked teams nationwide to compete to build a telehealth prototype that would provide adequate ICU capacity when cases surge. A Medical University of South Carolina team of bioinformatics, telehealth and critical care experts was one of the nine teams chosen to complete a series of tasks designed to establish the feasibility of their prototypes.
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Disney plans to bring its on-demand video streaming service to India and some Southeast Asian markets as soon as the second half of next year, two sources familiar with the company’s plan told TechCrunch.In India, the company plans to bring Disney+’s catalog to Hotstar, a popular video streaming service it owns, after the end of next year’s IPL cricket tournament in May, the people said.Soon afterwards, the company plans to expand Hotstar with the Disney+ catalog to Indonesia and Malaysia, among other Southeast Asian nations, said those people on the condition of anonymity.Hotstar leads the Indian video streaming market.The service said it had more than 300 million monthly subscribers during the IPL cricket tournament and ICC World Cup earlier this year.More than 25 million users simultaneously streamed one of the matches, setting a new global record.
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