June 15, 2021

UK hits its 95 percent ‘superfast’ broadband coverage target

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By Jamie Rigg From engadget The government’s Broadband Delivery UK project has met its primary goal. ‘Superfast’ broadband with speeds of at least 24 Mbps is now available across 95 percent of the UK, according to new stats thinkbroadband.com published today. The milestone was actually achieved last month, meaning the government’s Broadband Delivery UK initiative […]

Bill Gates is funding genetic research into how to create the perfect cow

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By Alexandra Ma From Business Insider Bill Gates wants to create the perfect cow. This cow would produce as much milk as a European cow but withstand heat as well as an African one. He has invested $40 million into a British nonprofit that researches animal vaccinations and genetics. Bill Gates has funded genetic research […]

Monkeys have been successfully cloned in China, but you might not like the reason why

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By Mike Wehner From BGR It’s now been over two decades since scientists in Scotland successfully cloned a sheep and named the newborn Dolly. In the years since, the technology that powers cloning has advanced slowly but steadily, and while many scientists fear the inevitability that one day a human clone will be created, others […]

Snow bomb hits UK

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Snow bomb hits UK as temperatures plunge to -7C By Zoe Drewett From Metro UK Parts of the country have woken up to a thick layer of snow as plunging temperatures threaten more ice across the UK. Severe weather warnings have been extended from Scotland and Northern Ireland to cover parts of northern England, Wales […]

Orange weather warning in place as Storm Dylan bears down on Ireland [then to Scotland]

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By Jack Power From The Irish Times Strong winds overnight on Saturday expected to bring ‘severe and damaging gusts’ Storm Dylan is set to pass across Ireland on Saturday night and Sunday morning bringing strong winds, with Connacht and Ulster expected to be worst affected. On Saturday Met Éireann issued an updated orange weather warning […]

Cayman Islands Truman Bodden Law School welcomes two new lecturers

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The Truman Bodden Law School has recently welcomed Scott Atkins and Michael Bromby as newly appointed Lecturers in Law. Mr Atkins will lecture on Contract, Commercial and Trusts Law on the Law School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Scott graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) with a First Class Honours degree in Law. He later […]

The Scotsman’s Bill Jamieson: is it so bad to avoid tax within the law?

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By BILL JAMIESON From The Scotsman The reporting of the so-called Paradise Papers suggests tax avoidance is morally wrong but is it really so bad to limit how much you pay within the law? Feast your eyes on the tax haven secrets of the rich and powerful! Fortunes hidden in offshore accounts! Few exposures have […]

Hotel group behind Andy Murray’s Cromlix House targets the Caribbean

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From Herald Scotland THE management team behind Sir Andy Murray’s Cromlix Hotel has launched a new business to run luxury hotels in the Caribbean. Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), said its intention is “to replicate our success in Scotland, across the Caribbean islands.” ICMI, which runs 14 hotels in Scotland at the luxury end of […]

Robert the Bruce

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Researchers digitally reconstruct the face of a legendary Scottish king By Andrew Tarantola From engadget It’s Robert the Bruce as you’ve never seen him before. Robert the Bruce, a medieval warrior and hero-king of the Scottish people, is something of an enigma. While his exploits in battle against both domestic rivals and British occupiers have […]

Cool Architecture

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The coolest works of architecture in the world Part 1 By Will Heilpern and Chloe Pantazi From Business Insider The world has so many incredible buildings that it can be hard to know which are truly above the rest. For those who want to brush up on their architecture knowledge, we’ve compiled a ranking of […]