Video shows 2 boats crashing amid a standoff between France and Britain over fishing rights

Summary List Placement Video footage shows a colliding into in the English channel as France and the UK face off over fishing rights. The video, published by Sky News, appears to shows a boat without a visible flag head towards another boat that’s flying the flag of Jersey, which is a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom. They then collide before separating. Watch the video here: WATCH: The moment boats collide off the coast of Jersey this morning. More on this story: https://t.co/CpzwyVuPnq pic.twitter.com/3hGfBP3Brm — ITV News Channel TV (@ITVChannelTV) May 6, 2021 Sky News reported that the boat that hit the other was French. It reported: “A French boat… Read More

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Politicians, union groups slam Elon Musk over tax after he tweets asking for sketch ideas for his SNL appearance

Summary List Placement Politicians and unions criticized Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk after he tweeted asking for sketch ideas ahead of his debut as a host of Saturday Night Live on 8 May. “Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?” Musk posted on Twitter on Saturday. In response to his request for comedy advice, Twitter users, including politicians, union groups, and journalists, suggested he should pay higher taxes and donate some of his wealth. Rep. Pramila Jayapal retweeted Musk’s post, saying “Pay your fair share of taxes.” Pay your fair share of taxes.https://t.co/Rn7loRAwY5 — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) May 4, 2021 Meanwhile, progressive consumer rights advocacy… Read More

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Bank of England boosts 2021 UK growth forecast to 7.25% in wake of successful vaccine rollout

Summary List Placement The Bank of England sharply upgraded its forecasts for the UK economy on Thursday, citing the successful rollout of coronavirus vaccines and a sharp drop in COVID cases.  Policymakers at the Bank kept interest rates at their record-low level of 0.1% and maintained the size of its bond-buying package, through which the BoE injects money into the economy, at £895 billion ($1.25 trillion). The BoE now thinks UK gross domestic product will grow 7.25% in 2021, compared to its February estimate of 5% growth, and recover its pre-pandemic level sooner than expected. UK GDP contracted 9.8% in 2020, the worst slump out of the G7 countries. “New… Read More

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Asus Zenfone 8 Flip leak pairs flipping cameras with Snapdragon 888

The Zenfone 8 Flip. | Image: 91Mobiles Asus’s successor to last year’s Zenfone 7 has leaked online, pointing to a return for the phones’ flipping camera array on May 12th. Specs and images of two upcoming devices — the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip — have been published by 91Mobiles, based on information provided by leaker Ishan Agarwal. As its name suggests, the 8 Flip has three cameras built into a mechanical flipping mechanism that rotates them over the top edge of the display to take selfies, while the 8 has two rear cameras in a more standard rectangular camera bump. From the leaks, the Zenfone 8 Flip appears… Read More

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Pfizer is donating COVID-19 vaccines to Tokyo Olympics athletes

Summary List Placement Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday that are donating vaccine doses to vaccinate athletes for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. In a statement, they said they would “donate doses of the companies’ COVID-19 Vaccine to help vaccinate athletes, and their delegations” who are taking part in the Olympics and Paralympics games. Delivery is expected to begin later this month, the statement said. The president of the International Olympic Committee said in a statement: “This donation of the vaccine is another tool in our toolbox of measures to help make the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 safe and secure for all participants and to show solidarity with our… Read More

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Top Stories this AM: Free money, maybe; Caitlyn Jenner’s transportation hot take; Cyber Ninjas search for ‘Chinese’ paper

Summary List Placement Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know. For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.  What’s going on today: Good news: If you were overpaid unemployment insurance, the Biden administration thinks you should be able to keep some. The Department of Labor issued guidance Wednesday that recommends states allow people to keep any overpayment they’ve received, as long as they didn’t receive the payment through fraudulent means.  Not happy: NY’s top court ruled it will hear a case about freeing ‘imprisoned’ Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo, marking a first for a… Read More

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Scientific Publishing Is a Joke

A real scientific advance, like a successful date, needs both preparation and serendipity. As a tired, single medical student, I used to feel lucky when I managed two good dates in a row. But career scientists must continually create this kind of magic. Universities judge their research faculty not so much by the quality of their discoveries as by the number of papers they’ve placed in scholarly journals, and how prestigious those journals happen to be. Scientists joke (and complain) that this relentless pressure to pad their résumés often leads to flawed or unoriginal publications. So when Randall Munroe, the creator of the long-running webcomic XKCD, laid out this problem… Read More

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Caitlyn Jenner praises Donald Trump and says she’s in favor of building ‘the wall’ in Sean Hannity interview

Summary List Placement Caitlyn Jenner praised Donald Trump for “disrupting” American politics and said she aims to do the same if she is elected to office in her first major TV interview as a candidate for California governor. The 71-year-old former Olympian and reality TV star, who came out publicly as a trans woman in 2015, spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity from her private airplane hangar in Malibu, California.  Jenner has no previous political experience. But during the 2016 election, she publicly supported Donald Trump and now counts several former Trump aides including Brad Parscale, who headed Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, as her advisers. “What I liked about Donald… Read More

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Microsoft is finally ditching its Windows 95-era icons

Microsoft is finally preparing to refresh its Windows 95-era icons. The software giant has been slowly improving the icons it uses in Windows 10, as part of a “sweeping visual rejuvenation” planned for later this year. We saw a number of new system icons back in March, with new File Explorer, folder, Recycle Bin, disk drive icons, and more. Microsoft is now planning to refresh the Windows 95-era icons you still sometimes come across in Windows 10. Windows Latest has spotted new icons for the hibernation mode, networking, memory, floppy drives, and much more as part of the shell32.dll file in preview versions of Windows 10. This DLL is a… Read More

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