Steve September 28, 2020

PM Suga’s attempt to push cuts in telecommunications rates could lead to largest-ever tender offer for a Japanese firm. Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT) said it is looking at taking full control of its wireless carrier business in a deal that could be worth approximately 4 trillion yen ($38bn) and pave the way […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Fiercest clashes in more than a quarter of a century rage in Azerbaijan’s ethnic Armenian enclave. At least 26 more separatist fighters have been killed in clashes with Azerbaijani troops in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, the rebels’ defence ministry said, bringing their military death toll to 84, in the fiercest round of fighting in more […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Law enforcement agencies in Arizona, Minnesota and Pennsylvania were among those that reported 911 outages Monday, although they later said service had been restored. The Federal Communications Commission said it was “aware of the reports” and looking into the issue but did not have details as to a scope or cause. The Minneapolis Police Department […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Adults in England without an A-level or equivalent qualification will be offered a fully funded college course, the government has announced. The offer will be available from April and applies to courses offering “skills valued by employers”. In a speech on Tuesday, the PM will say the government cannot “save every […]

Steve September 28, 2020

The battle for control of the US Senate is just as important as the one for the White House. Even if Democratic nominee Joe Biden becomes president, his chances of actually delivering on a bold agenda fall significantly if Republicans retain control of the Senate. A gridlocked Congress has meant little progress on key issues […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Hello and welcome to the twenty-fourth edition of Linux++, a weekly dive into the major topics, events, and headlines throughout the Linux world. This issue covers the time period starting Friday, September 11, 2020 and ending Monday, September 28, 2020. This is not meant to be a deep dive into the different topics, but more […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Make boilerplates so you can get started on a new document faster. I just stumbled onto a new (to me) feature of the GNOME desktop that enables you to create a document template. A template is generally an empty shell of a document with certain things configured and is often referred to as boilerplate. An example […]

Steve September 28, 2020

This is part 13 in an ongoing series about creating video games in Python 3 using the Pygame module. Previous articles are: Learn how to program in Python by building a simple dice game Build a game framework with Python using the Pygame module How to add a player to your Python game Using Pygame […]

Steve September 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — A computer outage at a major hospital chain thrust healthcare facilities across the U.S. into chaos Monday, with treatment impeded as doctors and nurses already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic were forced to rely on paper backup systems. Universal Health Services Inc., which operates more than 250 hospitals and other clinical facilities in […]

Steve September 28, 2020

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia‘s northwest coast that has infected most of the crew. Eight more members of the Filipino crew tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of infections to 17 out of a crew of 21. Seven of […]

Steve September 28, 2020

As it made its way across the globe this year, the coronavirus pandemic sank economies and transformed social interaction. It shut schools and businesses, stopped the sports and entertainment industries dead in their tracks, and even brought down the Olympic Games. And it killed. One million deaths have been recorded worldwide to date, according to […]

Steve September 28, 2020

The global death toll from COVID-19 has crossed one million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says that number is probably an underestimate and the actual toll is likely to be much higher. Some 1,000,555 people across the world have now died from the virus, data from JHU […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Most modern smartphones have cameras that can take amazing photos. Some phones also have a macro or wide-angle lens as well, allowing you to shoot a variety of different angles. However, if you’re looking to start some serious photography, it is wise to invest in a professional camera. When you think of professional photography, the […]