Articles by Ubaldo

Image copyright Getty Images A free trade deal with the EU after Brexit is “crucial” for the UK food and drink industry and failure to secure one would be “disastrous”, a committee of MPs has warned. A no-deal outcome would have a “seismic impact”, said the Business, Energy and Industrial…

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Unicode pioneer Michael Suignard has submitted a “Revised draft for the encoding of an extended Egyptian Hieroglyphs repertoire” in Unicode, trying to replicate the expressivity of the 7,000 hieroglyphs used in Greco/Roman times. His taxonomy includes over 2,000 awesome, well-sorted glyphs, including the all-important “phallus” and “liquid issuing…

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Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has removed a group in which landlords were offering young men free accommodation in return for sex. A BuzzFeed News investigation found dozens of UK posts on Facebook, Craigslist and RoomBuddies offering men a place to live in return for sex. Offering accommodation in exchange…

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Image copyright Getty Images Men still receive an average of £28 more a week in state pension than women despite reforms starting to narrow the gap, analysis suggests. A retired man typically receives £154 a week, compared to £126 a week for women, according to Which?. The consumer group studied…

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Image copyright Getty Images One of the biggest providers of UK home care is in financial difficulty. Allied Healthcare, which cares for 13,500 elderly and vulnerable patients across the UK, is set to file for protection from its creditors due to a “highly challenging environment”. The company said it would…

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An overwhelming stench of poop and urine led authorities to check out what was going on in an unassuming two-story house in Toliara, Madagascar. When they opened the front door, they were shocked to find the house full of endangered tortoises–10,068, to be exact. According to Soary Randrianjafizanaka, a representative…

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Today SmugMug, the leading photo management and sharing platform, announced the acquisition of Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. This acquisition will create the most influential photography community in the world. For 15 years SmugMug has focused on helping the photographer and supporting their craft, with a business…

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