Ford set to close Bridgend plant in 2020

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“South Wales is going to be like a ghost town” Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend is set to close in autumn 2020, with the loss of 1,700 jobs. Union officials were told of the plans at a meeting with Ford bosses which include the offer of redeployment. Workers were sent home after receiving a letter which said they will lose their jobs in phases by 25 September next year. Ford blamed “changing customer demand and cost” for the closure plans and denied Brexit was a factor. In a statement, Ford of Europe president Stuart Rowley said creating a sustainable business required the company to make “difficult decisions”, including the need to make …

It might take 2 more years to contain Congo Ebola outbreak, WHO official says

(CNN)In a “worst-case scenario,” the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo may take up to two years to end, a World Health Organization official said Thursday. North Kivu and neighboring Ituri province remain the epicenter of the outbreak. The two provinces are among the most populated in the nation and border Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. Not all Ebola cases detected by health workers Ryan said “we’re probably detecting in excess of 75% of cases — we may be missing up to a quarter of cases.” A week ago, 20,000 patient contacts required follow-up; On Wednesday, that number dropped to 15,000, he said. More than a fifth of cases seek health care in a different health zone …

Google is making a $2.6 billion bet on the cloud

New York (CNN Business)Google and its parent company Alphabet (GOOGL) are making a multi-billion bet on the cloud. At the moment, Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) are generally seen as the two leaders in the market, with the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure, respectively. AWS brought in more than $25 billion in revenue in 2018. Alphabet does not break out cloud revenue. Looker was founded in 2012 with the goal of building a platform “that easily integrates all of a business’s data and then allows it to be melded to specific work processes in a way where users can do more with it and solve higher-value problems,” according to a blog post from the company’s CEO. The …

Missing Mother’s Estranged Husband And His Girlfriend Arrested

Police in the wealthy New York City suburb of New Canaan said Fotis Dulos, 51, and Michelle Troconis, 44, were taken into custody in Avon, Connecticut, late Saturday. Both were detained on $500,000 bail and are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Norwalk Superior Court. Jennifer Dulos, 50, of New Canaan, went missing May 24 after dropping her kids off at school and missing appointments that day. She has not been found. CBS New York It wasn’t immediately clear if Fotis Dulos and Troconis have criminal court lawyers who could respond to the allegations. Court documents filed in the divorce case say Jennifer Dulos feared Fotis Dulos would harm her in some way in retaliation for her filing for divorce. …

‘Sacred day’: Chinese remember Tiananmen killings by fasting

Thirty years after crackdown, fasting is gaining traction to mark 4 June amid increasing censorship For the past 29 years, Chen Wei has marked the anniversary of the bloody 4 June Tiananmen Square crackdown by fasting for 24 hours, consuming only water and thinking of the students who perished. Chen, a former student organiser, started the tradition when she was in prison, soon after the protests ended, while serving 20 months in an 8 sq metre cell. It was a small, silent act of resistance. The guards did not pay attention to whether she ate or not. Chen is one of many former protesters and activists who will be fasting on Tuesday, the 30th anniversary of the censorship, more people …

Three Venezuelan families a photo essay

Silvana Trevale left Venezuela in 2011 but has returned to document the ever worsening crisis that has deeply affected families of every economic status Venezuela, a country that once hoped for wealth and a bright future with its oil reserves and natural resources, is falling to pieces. It faces a humanitarian crisis where families struggle daily to find food, medicine and clean water as they live with collapsing public services. Many attend the ongoing protests, which are frequently violently repressed. Though I left my home in 2011 I have returned to Litter is scattered around the street after bin bags were opened by residents in El Llanito, Caracas As a young Venezuelan woman, my focus was to the youth of …

Javid says ‘No, no, no’ to second referendum

Mark Harper joins Tory leadership race Johnson would be excellent leader – Trump Tory rivals clash as leadership race begins He invoked Margaret Thatcher’s 1990 parliamentary speech on Europe, by saying “No, no, no” to a second referendum, a general election and revoking Article 50. “Never in this country’s history have we asked people to go to the polls a second time without implementing their verdict from the first,” said Mr Javid, who supported Remain in the 2016 referendum. Mr Javid’s candidacy for the Conservative Party leadership comes after Prime Minister Theresa May announced she will resign as leader on 7 June. The 12 Tory leadership candidates have clashed over whether to pursue a no-deal Brexit if a withdrawal agreement …

Child migrants ‘still being held’ in Scotland

Image caption Solicitor Zyra Rana Person says the detention of children is illegal Zyra Rana Person, a solicitor who regularly deals with asylum cases, added: “Detaining children is illegal, since 2010, and children should not be getting detained.” Some of the young people have been held at Dungavel, which is near Strathaven, and then moved to immigration centres in England. Others were transferred there after being detained elsewhere in the UK. Related Topics Refugees and asylum seekers Home Office Strathaven Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Anti-Semitic message found at Jewish museum in Brooklyn

(CNN)New York City police are investigating an anti-Semitic message found at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn on Thursday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he had directed the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist the NYPD’s investigation. “It’s part of a very troubling pattern that we’re seeing. Increased anti-Semitic attacks all across this country and all across this state,” Cuomo said on Friday. “It’s part of this cancer that has been injected into this nation’s body that is about hate, and about separation and about fearing differences. It is repugnant to who we are, it is repugnant to what we believe. These are hate crimes. We will prosecute the person to the fullest extent of …

Police told to return journalists’ papers

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption The attack in Loughinisland took place in June 1994 at the Heights Bar The award-winning investigative journalists were involved in the documentary film, No Stone Unturned, which examined the Royal Ulster Constabulary’s (RUC) handling of the Loughinisland atrocity. Image caption Former Brexit secretary David Davis was at court to support the two journalists The High Court judicial review was heard by Lord Chief Justice Morgan, Lord Justice Treacy and Mrs Justice Keegan. Mr Birney and Mr McCaffrey attended the hearing throughout, along with a number of supporters, including fellow journalists. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) welcomed the ruling on Friday. NUJ Assistant General Secretary Séamus Dooley described it as “a victory for Trevor and …

Sea wall to secure line ‘for 100 years’

When does work begin? Image copyright Network Rail Image caption Plans show a walkway will be raised and widened for pedestrians To raise the height of the sea wall from 5m (16ft) to 7.5m. The walkway will also be raised and widened to 4m (13ft) from 3.1m (10ft), with a safety barrier. Why is the work needed? Image copyright Network Rail Image caption Plans show a walkway will be raised and widened for pedestrians The main construction of the sea wall will begin. Pre-cast concrete panels will be installed, track drainage put in and existing promenade sections will be demolished with pre-cast concrete units installed. Surfacing work will take place on the promenade with lighting and seating. How will the …

Chances ‘galore’ to stop London Bridge attack

It would have taken the trio a “significant period of time” for them to become close enough to trust each other with planning an attack, he said. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, left 48 people injured when they attacked passsers-by near London Bridge with a van and knives, before being themselves shot dead by armed police. We did our best – London Bridge attack PC Medics ‘not told’ where attack victims were Victims of the London Bridge attack London Bridge attack: What happened Xavier Thomas, 45, Christine Archibald, 30, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, Kirsty Boden, 28, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, died in the attack, which lasted less …

Spacewatch: Nasa awards first contract for lunar space station

Maxar wins $375m deal to build the Lunar Gateways power and propulsion element Nasa has contracted Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its Lunar Gateway space station, an essential part of its plan to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. Astronauts arriving from Earth in the Orion crew capsule will dock at the gateway, which will be in orbit around the moon, before transferring to a lunar landing module and descending to the surface. It will also double as a research outpost for astronauts who do not become moonwalkers. Maxar Technologies will power and element (PPE), which is scheduled to launch in late 2022. The company is a privately owned manufacturer best known for building communications satellites. …

Muellers inaction over Trump has let the US down. Why is he holding back? | Simon Tisdall

His reluctance to indict the president has only deepened the mystery he was hired to solve, says foreign affairs commentator Simon Tisdall Robert Mueller has a reputation as a straight-shooting, play-it-by-the-book sort of guy. That changed this week. The special counsels stated justifications for not accusing Donald Trump of obstruction of justice appear convoluted and legally dubious. Mueller was a man hired to solve a mystery. His odd decision to take refuge in questionable precedents, and thereby effectively duck the issue, has only compounded it. His two-year investigation was admirable in many ways. Unlike similar exercises in the past, such as Kenneth Starrs 1990s inquiry into Bill Clinton, he kept his counsel, did not leak to the media, and completed …

Mesut zil and Unai Emery clearly do not have a connection. But will Arsenal act? | Amy Lawrence

Mesut zil, Arsenals highest earner, has underperformed this season and his manager, too, has left many fans underwhelmed. But has the board the conviction to make a tough decision? As Mesut zil trudged, head bowed, around the pitch Eden Hazard has earned the opposite journey zil made a few years ago, from the Premier League to Real Madrid. When Alexis Snchez joining a year later. For a while the pair were outstanding together. Everything took a turn when Ivan Gazidis felt panicked into handing as has happened in damaging fashion this season with Aaron Ramsey. Of course Gazidis walked out a few months later but his parting gift has turned out to be something Arsenal do not know what to …