News archive from 7 September 2018

Germany start to win back old friends after drawing with champions France

Germany start to win back old friends after drawing with champions France

Germany were greeted by a heart-shaped flag formation in the stands when they walked out and while a patchy evening’s entertainment will not bring the love back unreservedly, this may prove the night their rehabilitation began. They finished this...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 

Lockheed Martin offers $250 MILLION prize for AI drone that can beat a human pilot

Drones could soon be flown by autonomous AI pilots if Lockheed Martin has any say.  The aerospace giant is partnering with ESPN's Drone Racing League to pit humans and AI against one another to see which can navigate a drone through a high-flying...

 

IBM created software using NYPD images that can search for people by SKIN COLOR, report claims

From 2012 to 2016, the New York City Police Department supplied IBM with thousands of surveillance images of unaware New Yorkers for the development of software that could help track down people ‘of interest,’ a shocking report claims. IBM’s...

 
NHS cancels 14% of operations at last minute, research finds

NHS cancels 14% of operations at last minute, research finds

One in seven NHS hospital operations are being cancelled just before they are due to take place, often because of a lack of beds, staff or operating theatres, research reveals. Of 26,171 procedures due to take place during the last week of March this...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Argos launches 'voice shopping' with Google Home

Argos launches 'voice shopping' with Google Home

Catalogue retailer Argos has launched a "voice shopping" service to let people reserve products in a local store using a Google Home smart speaker. It is the first retailer in the UK to offer a shopping service via the Google Assistant...

 
British girls are ‘being pressured in the playground to have Female Genital Mutilation’

British girls are ‘being pressured in the playground to have Female Genital Mutilation’

Schoolgirls in Britain are being pressured in the playground to have female genital mutilation (FGM), a survivor has said. Young girls in Britain can feel vulnerable to becoming victim to a crime which is still seen by some as a cultural practice,...

Metro, 00:12 in Hot News
 

Diego Maradona takes over as boss of struggling Mexican second division side Dorados de Sinaloa 

Mexican second division side Dorados de Sinaloa have appointed Diego Maradona as their new manager as they look to turn around their poor start to the season. The club are winless in the league, with three draws and three defeats from their first six...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

Manchester City sign 16-year-old goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from Shamrock Rovers for £420,000 

Manchester City have completed a £420,000 deal to sign young goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from Shamrock Rovers.  Tottenham and Chelsea were also interested in signing the 16-year-old, who was already playing first team football in the League of Ireland. He...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

'A chicken sandwich put me in hospital!'. reveals England forward Brad Shields

For Brad Shields, this was one of the more topsy-turvy summers — one week he was making his England debut, the next he was hooked up to a drip in hospital. The flanker from Wellington in New Zealand was a controversial pick by Eddie Jones for the...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

It's an honour to be representing Europe, says Paul Casey after ending Ryder Cup exile

Paul Casey missed out on a wildcard for the 2010 Ryder Cup despite being the seventh-ranked golfer in the world. He missed out in 2012 after going through a messy divorce and in 2014 because he was still piecing his game together following the...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

England winger Chris Ashton suffers fresh blow after his ban is extended

Chris Ashton’s England hopes suffered another blow on Thursday after the Sale wing’s suspension was extended until October 15. Ashton, who negotiated an early release from a lucrative contract with French giants Toulon in order to return to the...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 
Ofsted is losing its credibility and failing parents, say MPs

Ofsted is losing its credibility and failing parents, say MPs

Ofsted, the independent body that grades schools in England, has found itself on the receiving end of unfavourable scrutiny by government inspectors after MPs rated it as requiring improvement to avoid losing credibility. The latest report by the...

Guardian, 00:15 in Learning
 
British teenager found dead in French lake during rugby tour

British teenager found dead in French lake during rugby tour

A British teenager who died in France while on a rugby trip has been named as Harry Sykes. The body of a boy was recovered from a lake near Carcassonne, in southern France, after Harry, 16, was reported missing on Wednesday evening. He had been...

 
University of Sydney staff push back against western civilisation course

University of Sydney staff push back against western civilisation course

Staff at the University of Sydney say the objectives of the Ramsay Centre are “incompatible” with academic autonomy and believe the university leadership’s attempt to come to an agreement over the centre’s mooted western civilisation degree are...

 
Church in crisis as only 2% of young adults identify as C of E

Church in crisis as only 2% of young adults identify as C of E

The Church of England is facing a generational catastrophe with only 2% of young adults identifying with it, while seven out of 10 under-24s say they have no religion, research reveals. C of E affiliation is at a record low among all age groups, and...

 


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