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Whiskas and Pedigree pet food pulled from Tesco shelves in price row

Whiskas and Pedigree pet food is disappearing from Tesco’s shelves in a fresh row over prices. The items are running low in supermarkets and online after Mars, the US owner of the brands, paused supplies. The company also owns the Sheba and Cesar pet food brands. Mars’ chocolate and confectionery products are not affected by …

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Upcoming RISC-V laptop promises free silicon upgrades

The world’s first laptop to use the RISC-V open source instruction set architecture (ISA) will reportedly start shipping in September. The Roma laptop is available for preorder on Xcalibyte’s website, but the site merely takes interested parties’ information without providing much detail or any pricing. The laptop will start shipping in September, according to spokespeople …

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Sajid Javid resigns from the UK government, saying Boris Johnson has ‘lost my confidence’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid both announced they were quitting in letters posted to Twitter within minutes of each other on Tuesday evening. The most immediate controversy facing Johnson is Downing Street’s handling of last week’s resignation of deputy chief whip Chris Pincher, who stepped down from his last post Thursday amid claims he …

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Boom Island gunfire wounds 8; ‘several’ in critical condition

Gunfire at a park along the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis wounded eight people, some of them with critical injuries, officials said Tuesday. The shooting occurred about 11:30 pm Monday at Boom Island Park, just south of the Plymouth Avenue Bridge, said Park and Recreation Board spokeswoman Robin Smothers. No arrests have been announced. “There …

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Wimbledon players called out for plundering free food

The Australian Open has experimented with offering players unlimited food, but the policy was abandoned after it was feared to have been exploited. Competitors and coaches at Wimbledon can pay for food simply by scanning their accreditation pass. There are in total six different outlets players can use, including two sandwich bars, two restaurants and …

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Xbox 360 games will no longer be part of Xbox Games with Gold in October

Microsoft is planning to remove Xbox 360 games from its monthly Games with Gold offer in October. The software maker has started emailing Xbox Live Gold subscribers to warn them of the change, noting that the company has “reached the limit of our ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the catalog.” Games with Gold …

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Premier League footballer further arrested over two more rape claims | Soccer

A leading Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of rape has been further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape against a different woman. The player has been released on bail until August by the Metropolitan police after questioning and inquiries are ongoing. The 29-year-old, who is a high-profile member of his side but …

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Physicists Are Startled by This Magnetic Material That ‘Freezes’ When Heated

When disordered magnetic materials are cooled to just the right temperature, something interesting happens. The spins of their atoms ‘freeze’ and lock into place in a static pattern, exhibiting cooperative behavior not usually displayed. Now for the first time, physicists have seen the opposite. When fractionally heated, the naturally occurring magnetic element neodymium freezes, turning …

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Firm to pay wasted costs after ‘negligence’ in bringing case | News

A Bristol firm has been ordered to pay the costs of a failed application after the court ruled it was not properly instructed by its client. In Rushbrooke UK Ltd v 4 Designs Concept Ltd, His Honor Judge Paul Matthews made the wasted costs order against Neath Raisbeck Golding Law (NRG) over its role in …

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