Tuesday, February 20

Day: March 20, 2017

Why iPhone users should never say 108 to Siri
ENGLISH, Technology

Why iPhone users should never say 108 to Siri

    People of a certain age will remember the Ask Jeeves search engine and, more importantly, what fun it was to type in rude questions to see what the long-suffering butler might say. Jeeves may no longer be around, but now everyone with an iPhone or iPad has something similar with Apple's voice assistant, Siri. Siri has been on hand to help since 2010 and, like Jeeves before her, it's also possible to have a little fun with her . For example, if you ask Siri to borrow some money, she'll sagely reply with, Neither a borrower nor a lender be. Sometimes, however, the harmless Siri fun can stray into something more serious and potentially harmful. iPhone users have been taking to Twitter recently telling others to say the number 108 to Siri, adding things like, You'll thank me l...
Why Meghan Markle Won’t become a princess if she marries Harry
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Why Meghan Markle Won’t become a princess if she marries Harry

    She's the beautiful actress and activist who's not only won the heart of a prince, but is also said to be winning over the entire Royal family, one member at a time. The Suits actress is reportedly set to meet the Queen for the first time this Mother's Day, having already met Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cambridge. The reports that Meghan is set to meet the Queen obviously adds heat to already feverish speculation that Harry is intending to pop the question. Then there's the rumours she's set to leave Suits, plus her accompanying Harry to the wedding of one his closest friends. All of which piles fuel on to the engagement theories. So, if that was to happen, would the UK be getting another princess? After all, when Kate Middleton got her prince, she became one. Prince...
Pakistan PM orders reopening of border with Afghanistan
Asia, ENGLISH

Pakistan PM orders reopening of border with Afghanistan

    Pakistan on Monday ordered the border with Afghanistan to be reopened ‘immediately’, a month after it was closed amid soaring tensions as Islamabad and Kabul accused one another of providing safe haven for militants. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the two main crossings on the long, porous border be reopened as a gesture of ‘goodwill’, a statement from his office said. The crossings — Torkham at the famed Khyber Pass, and Chaman in Balochistan province — were closed last month after a wave of militant violence killed 130 people across Pakistan. The attacks, most of which were claimed by the Islamic State group or the Pakistani Taliban, dented optimism after the country appeared to be making strong gains in its decade-and-a-half long war on militancy. Pakistan’s powerf...
Theresa May warned of looming battle over devolution
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May warned of looming battle over devolution

    Theresa May will face demands from the leaders of the UK’s devolved governments to radically rethink her approach to the union as she begins a four-nation tour before beginning Britain’s exit from the EU. Downing Street said the visits, which will begin on Monday in Swansea with the Welsh first minister, Carwyn Jones, would ensure the government was engaging and listening to people from right across the nation before triggering article 50. Jones, however, told the Guardian that May’s tin ear on issues of devolution would mean Westminster will soon replace the EU at the heart of voters’ frustrations at having their affairs managed from afar. The first minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones. Theresa May will begin her tour by visiting Jones in Swansea. He said there was a battle lo...
Princess Diana used honeymoon to catch up on sleep rare letters reveal
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Princess Diana used honeymoon to catch up on sleep rare letters reveal

    It was a marriage doomed from the start as letters sent by Princess Diana reveal she spent her honeymoon catching up on sleep. In a rare insight into Prince Charles's marriage to Diana it appears the spark disappeared early on according to a letter sent by his former wife on their honeymoon to her lady-in-waiting. Written on Royal Yacht Britannia crested paper and dated August 15, 1981, she wrote: The honeymoon was a perfect opportunity to catch up on sleep.... The couple married at St Paul's Cathedral in July 1981, before separating 11 years later in 1992 and finally divorcing in 1996. The letter is included in a rare batch of correspondence between Diana and the Royal household which is set to be auctioned in Gloucestershire next month. Sent to her personal secretary Jan...