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Day: December 11, 2017

Facebook is reinventing decade old poke feature with new set of greetings
ENGLISH, Technology

Facebook is reinventing decade old poke feature with new set of greetings

    Facebook’s poke has existed for more than a decade, though not a lot of us know the real purpose of this feature. Cut to 2017, Facebook is working on a new set of greetings to interact with their friends on the social networking platform. Apart from Poke, users will be able to send a wink, high-five, hug and an already existing wave to each other. According to a report in The Nation, the new features are under trial in select markets such as Britain, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Columbia and France. The new set of greetings will mark the tenth anniversary of the poke, reports the Hindustan Times. Under the Hello button on your friend’s profile, the new options can be seen by just holding the button. On a desktop, a simple hover over the Hello button will show the al...
Company to use spy drones to stop people working long hours
ENGLISH, Life Style

Company to use spy drones to stop people working long hours

    If you’ve ever worked at a firm with a pointless long-hours, bums-on-seats mentality, you may want to applaud this idea from Japan. A firm has unveiled a drone which hovers around buildings looking for workers doing overtime then hovers over them blasting them with music until they go home. The ‘T-Frend’ plays Auld Lang Syne, which is often used in Japan to announce that shops are closing. Norihiro Kato of creators Taisei says, You can’t really work when you think ‘it’s coming over any time now, and hear Auld Lang Syne along with the buzz. The drone patrols office floors on a pre-set path, looking for workers putting in extra hours then strikes. The firm hopes to sell the drone as a service, starting in April, with prices set at ¥500,000 (£3,295 a month), reports...
Soft Brexit as outlined Labour’s vision for Britain
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Soft Brexit as outlined Labour’s vision for Britain

    Sir Keir Starmer has piled pressure on the government to negotiate a soft Brexit as he outlined Labour’s vision for Britain to stay in a customs union and a single market variant. The shadow Brexit secretary led a co-ordinated Labour frontbench effort to soften the party’s stance on Brexit and put more distance between its position and that of the government. He also left open the question of a second referendum. Sir Keir said that Labour was prepared to continue paying into the EU budget after Brexit, and endorsed easy movement of workers to keep the benefits of the single market and customs union. Theresa May has pledged to take the UK out of both. Sketching an outline of Brexit that looked like a Norway-style agreement for the 21st century, Sir Keir made clear that Labo...
London grooming gang exposed as police warn abuse happening across Britain
ENGLISH, London

London grooming gang exposed as police warn abuse happening across Britain

    Police believe they have exposed a new grooming gang in London as officers warn widespread abuse is taking place across the country. Four girls between the age of 13 and 15 have reported being raped by a group based around a McDonald’s in Stratford, triggering a crackdown that has so far identified at least 30 potential victims. Detectives believe the number will grow as they appeal for others to come forward, after arresting three boys and three men in Stratford. Police are already arresting around 420 men every month over child sexual exploitation across England and Wales, and the numbers continue to grow. Detective Inspector Laura Hillier, of the Metropolitan Police’s sexual exploitation team, said an operation codenamed Grandbye was launched after the four vic...
Cllr Sharia Khatun and businessman £2m Abdus Shukur bribe scandal to build Canary Wharf’s longest Skyscraper Tower
ENGLISH, London

Cllr Sharia Khatun and businessman £2m Abdus Shukur bribe scandal to build Canary Wharf’s longest Skyscraper Tower

    Labour has been plunged into a corruption scandal after a businessman with close ties to the party was secretly recorded demanding a £2m bribe from property developers seeking to build one of Britain’s tallest skyscrapers. In the recording obtained by The Sunday Times the businessman claimed he was acting on behalf of Labour politicians who could guarantee planning permission for the proposed £500m development in the Isle of Dogs, east London. He was introduced by Shiria Khatun, a deputy mayor of Labour controlled Tower Hamlets council, as someone who could assist with planning. He later sent a contract to the developers setting out the illicit deal in which he would deliver planning approval from Tower Hamlets at a premium of £2,000,000. Four Labour politicians wo...