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FERMA rehabilitates collapsed twin bridges in Ebonyi

A collapsed twin bridge and road along the ever-busy Abakaliki-Enugu Highway have been rehabilitated by the Federal Roads Management Agency, FERMA, in Ebonyi State. The dead trap portion of the highway for a year now has been a nightmare to motorists and other road users. The area, located very close to the popular Ukwuachi on the expressway, almost became impassable, with accidents and robbery incidents…

Terrorist who killed German cop wakes from coma – & says he has ‘no regrets’ over knife attack caught on...

THE terrorist who killed a German cop during a frenzied knife attack last month says he has “no regrets” as he wakes up from his induced coma. Sulaiman Ataee, 25, savagely assaulted 29-year-old officer Rouven Laur at the Mannheim anti-Islam rally on May 31 by stabbing him in the head and neck multiple times. Reuters Radical Islamist Sulaiman Ataee, 25, brandishing a knife during his…

Majorca hit by ‘meteo-tsunami’ mega wave as shock vid shows ocean swallow up shore roads in tourist resort

SHOCKING footage shows a swollen ocean spill onto the shore of a tourist resort in Majorca. The sea level rose sharply and flooded parts of Puerto Alcudia, on the northeast coast of Majorca. Swollen ocean spilled onto the streets of a resort town in Majorca The sea level rose sharply and flooded parts of Puerto Alcudia The flooding caused by meteo-tsunami was seen swallowing up…

Oakley mogul sells $210 million Malibu mansion to a mystery buyer

Jannard onstage at an Oakley sunglasses demonstration in 2004. Lee Celano/Getty Images Sunglasses mogul James Jannard broke a California record with the sale of his $210 Malibu home. It’s the most expensive home ever sold in California. Last year, Jay-Z and Beyoncé had set a record after selling their $200 million Malibu compound. Oakley sunglasses founder James Jannard just dethroned Jay-Z and Beyoncé — at least…

Read the letter that landed Donald Sutherland his role in ‘The Hunger Games’

Donald Sutherland in “The Hunger Games.” Murray Close/Lionsgate Donald Sutherland wrote a letter to “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross to get the role of President Snow. The letter was made available to fans as part of the 2012 DVD release of the movie. Ross was inspired to create three pivotal Snow scenes after reading Sutherland’s letter. Read it below. Donald Sutherland, who died Thursday at…

Tom Brady joins Gopuff, instant commerce leader, in multiyear strategic partnership

As a man who is constantly on the move, legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady needs things quick and easy. That is why the latest partnership Brady has under his belt is one with Gopuff, the leading instant commerce company, which was announced on Thursday.  For those not familiar with Gopuff, the instant commerce platform is built around fast delivery times, providing everything from household essentials,…

Engine fire on Boeing 737 forces emergency landing in India

Passengers on a flight reacted in horror when the plane’s engine caught fire, forcing an emergency landing in India. The Boeing 737 plane, operated by Malaysia Airlines, caught fire shortly after taking off from Hyderabad, India, just after midnight on Thursday. The aircraft made an emergency landing minutes later with 138 passengers aboard, according to Viral Press. Video captured by a passenger in a window…

‘This is about readiness’: Sen Schmitt pushes to eliminate DEI at the Pentagon

Sen. Eric Schmitt is pushing to ensure measures to eliminate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs within the Pentagon are included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), telling Fox News Digital the current focus has a “negative impact” on military recruitment and readiness.  Schmitt, R-Mo., was successful in getting a number of amendments included in the version of the NDAA that recently passed…

Florida mayor resigns with mass email to residents alleging corruption in small-town government

A Florida mayor abruptly resigned after outlining a pattern of “corruptive behavior” throughout the small town’s government in an explosive letter to all its residents last Friday. “What is going on with this small town is all wrong,” now-former Madeira Beach Mayor Jim Rostek told Fox 13 on Wednesday. “I am sorry that I have to walk away. It is for my health. Please keep…

Main Parties Clash Over First-Time Buyer Support

Labour and the Conservatives have intensified their debate over housing, making it a key issue in the election campaign. Both parties accuse each other of failing to deliver on their housing promises, with a particular focus on support for first-time buyers and tenants. The Conservatives have pledged to abolish stamp duty permanently for first-time buyers purchasing properties up to £425,000. This threshold, currently set to…

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt Warns of Need for Effective Opposition if Labour Wins

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has emphasised the importance of having an “effective opposition” in Parliament should Labour win the forthcoming general election. This remark comes as senior Conservatives increasingly acknowledge the potential for their party to face defeat. Mr Hunt’s comments follow those of Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride, who noted that opinion polls indicate Labour could achieve “the largest majority virtually in the history…

Feng Xiaogang, Xu Zheng and Guan Hu Tentpole Films in the Works as Alibaba Pictures Unveils Blockbuster Slate at Shanghai

Leading Chinese film studio, Alibaba Pictures has announced a slate of seven tentpole movies that it hopes will reinvigorate the mainland China box office. The titles straddle martial arts, drama, history, sci-fi and comedy and are presented as the first elements of the company’s second five year plan. They were revealed on Monday at a […] Go to Source

Chase Griffin, Paige Bueckers, Ashlyn Watkins and Jay Williams Join Sports & Entertainment Summit

Variety and Sportico have announced additional programming for the second annual co-branded Sports & Entertainment Summit presented by City National Bank on July 12 in Los Angeles. Newly added speakers include UCLA QB and two-time NIL athlete of the year Chase Griffin, 2024 Paralympic track and field athlete Ezra Frech, UConn women’s basketball player Paige […] Go to Source

Ex-HubSpot exec builds an AI-powered CRM that learns for you, with $4M seed led by Sequoia

Christopher O’Donnell has hobbies. He likes music and playing guitar, but above all, he loves building software. Which is why three years after leaving HubSpot, he built Day.ai, a CRM for the age AI. Unlike modern CRMs, which are essentially giant spreadsheets that somebody needs to populate and keep updated, Day learns everything about a […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Semperis, a specialist in Active Directory security now worth more than $1B, raises $125M

Active Directory – the Microsoft directory service for connecting users with network resources – is used by more than 90% of all Fortune 1000 companies and many more besides. So it’s no surprise that it’s a giant target for malicious hackers.  That also means a lot of attention for security companies that are building tools […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

OpenAI’s former chief scientist has a new startup, and it’s all about superintelligence

When former OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever left the company in May, everyone wondered why. In fact, the recent internal turmoil at OpenAI and a short-lived lawsuit by early OpenAI backer Elon Musk were suspicious enough for the internet hivemind to come up with the “What did Ilya see” meme, referring to the theory that Sutskever saw something alarming in the way CEO Sam Altman…

Withings Body Comp smart scale review: For better or worse, I’m obsessed

It is a truth universally reviled that you can exercise and eat well for months before noticing even the tiniest changes in your body. Though such efforts do have a positive impact on your wellbeing, it’s easy to get discouraged and give up when that 30-day ab challenge doesn’t actually sculpt your abs in 30 days. As such, getting any sort of indication that your…

Biden, Trump qualify for debate as window closes: CNN

President Biden and former President Trump qualified for the first presidential debate of 2024, as the deadline to meet the requirements ended Thursday, according to CNN. CNN is slated to host the first debate on June 27, with Dana Bash and Jake Tapper selected as the moderators. Biden and Trump were the only candidates to qualify for the debate, which marks the first between a…

China’s drones are its greatest weapon in today’s information warfare 

I’ve spent a career studying and mitigating threats from our most significant adversaries, and it is clear the growing threat from Chinese-made drones is dire and underappreciated. I couldn’t be happier to see members of Congress working across the aisle to rid the U.S. of these dangerous products. Across my decades of public service, including as the acting homeland security adviser for the U.S. National…

Justin Timberlake Will Have “A Lot to Say” About Arrest, Lawyer Predicts

Justin Timberlake has sort of broken his silence in regard to his recent arrest. The veteran singer was taken into custody just past midnight on June 18 after he allegedly blew through a stop sign after hanging out with friends at a hotel in Sag Harbor, New York. Timberlake refused to take a breathalyzer at the scene, according to the arresting officer, and was charged…

Perth woman faked her own death to claim hefty life insurance payout

A 42-year-old Perth woman who faked her death in a car accident to claim a $718,000 life insurance payout is due to be sentenced next month. Karen Salkilld filed a claim with a life insurance company on February 7, pretending to be her partner. The claim stated that she had died in a car crash in Broome in December. READ MORE: Surprising new drug ‘cures’…

Gunman allegedly killed neighbour as she sat in car with two kids

Footage has emerged of the moment police arrested a 31-year-old man accused of killing a woman as she sat in her car with two young children. Ryan Geoffrey Cole was apprehended outside a service station after police had locked down nearby streets as they searched for him It’s alleged Cole shot the woman, a 34-year-old mother who police say he didn’t even know, as she…

American Rapper Travis Scott arrested for trespassing, disorderly intoxication

American rapper, Jacques Webster, aka Travis Scott, has been arrested. The ‘Astroworld’ crooner was arrested in the early hours of Thursday in Miami, Florida. According to court records, obtained by local outlet, Local 10 News, the rapper was booked on charges of “trespassing and disorderly intoxication.” Scott submitted a $650 bond for the trespass charge and $150 for disorderly intoxication. He is expected to be…

Locally brewed liquor kills 34 in India

A locally brewed drink has killed 34 people in India. The number of the dead, it is feared, may rise in the coming days as more than 100 people who drank the toxic alcohol and had to be taken to hospital are currently at the mercy of doctors. According to local media reports, the deadly substance was prepared and consumed in the southern Indian state…

Inside ‘barren’ park where Jay Slater vanished with ‘desert-like’ terrain where ‘you’d never want to be without water’

BRIT Jay Slater went missing in a “desert-like” national park with “mountainous, sparse, and barren” terrain as the search for the teen continues. The 19-year-old from Lancashire has been missing since Monday as his mum, mountain rescuers, and the local Civil Guard help with the hunt. “Mountainous, sparse and barren” location where Jay went missingRex Solarpix Jay Slater has been missing since Monday[/caption] Reuters The…

Mystery ‘new friends’ who were last to see Jay Slater reveal final conversation they had with teen before he vanished

MISSING Jay Slater’s friend has revealed more about the Brit teenager’s last movements on Monday before he vanished in Tenerife. Lucy Law, the last person to speak to Jay, said she tracked down the two new friends who saw him just an hour before he disappeared. Jay Slater, 19, vanished in Tenerife on Monday Jay’s friend Lucy Law was the last person to speak to…

Apple Intelligence seems to have a ChatGPT-shaped problem in China

Apple Intelligence at WWDC 2024. Apple Apple is betting its future on Apple Intelligence. The new suite of AI features are expected to breathe fresh life into iPhones. Apple may have a problem offering these services in China, its second-biggest iPhone market. If there’s one place Tim Cook could do with Apple Intelligence being a real hit, it’s China. Apple’s spin on generative AI, revealed…

Elon Musk’s Boring Company reduced the natural beauty of Texas to ‘gravel mines,’ resident says

The Boring Company in Bastrop, Texas. Matthew Busch for The Washington Post via Getty Images Elon Musk moved The Boring Company to Texas in 2021, per the Times of London. A resident told the outlet it has turned Texas’ “incredible vistas” into “gravel mines.” She said she fears what will become of the area if steps are not taken to hold industries in check. Elon Musk’s…

FDA issues warning to Dollar Tree over its failure to remove recalled children’s snack

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Dollar Tree, Inc. last week after an investigation revealed the company failed to remove a children’s snack that contained elevated levels of lead and chromium, 45 days after being notified of its recall. WanaBana issued a voluntary recall for its Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches on Oct. 29, 2023, after an investigation found…

Alaska man, police officers rescue baby moose from ‘sure demise’ after getting stuck in a lake

A baby moose in Alaska was saved from what police described as its “sure demise” after it fell into a lake and became wedged between a floatplane and a dock last week. Spencer Warren, who works for Destination Alaska Adventure Co., heard a noise that he initially believed belonged to a bird when he arrived to work at Beluga Lake in Homer around 6:30 a.m….