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Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer gun dead, vessel mission being redefined

Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer gun dead, vessel mission being redefined

Business
Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The Navy told Congress in a recent hearing that the Advanced Gun System on the Zumwalt-class destroyer is a dead letter for the foreseeable future, despite the long-range gun designed for shore bombardment being one of the cornerstones of the troubled stealth destroyer. Even as the second-in-class USS Michael Monsoor departs from Guantanamo Bay for San Diego to receive commissioning and combat testing, the Navy is only starting to figure out what they will do with the troubled multi-billion dollar Zumwalt-class destroyer. The Zumwalt has been billed as the most advanced destroyer ever built, with stealth capabilities and a gun system that could provide precision fire support deep inland ahead of advancing amphibious forces. It is also equipped with an electrical propulsion...
Coronation Street star Bhavna Limbachia once turned down for role for being 'too pale'

Coronation Street star Bhavna Limbachia once turned down for role for being 'too pale'

Entertainment
DREAMS: Bhavna said rejection made her more determined to achieve her ambitions (Pic: Mark Bruce/ ITV) The actress – who plays lesbian Muslim Rhana Habeeb in the ITV soap – told producers: "I'm full Asian!"She said the bizarre rejection for being "too pale" was a sign she would have to "work a little bit harder" than white actors to achieve success.Though she had found it a "difficult pill to swallow" Bhavna, 34, said pursuing a career as an actress was "still worth doing". Related Articles The star – whose mum is Indian and dad from Kenya – also played Alia in hit BBC comedy Citizen Khan.She told Manchester-based A-Magazine before turning to acting she used to work as a costume designer where her looks were unimportant."With costume it’s about how good yo...
Chelsea stars David Luiz and Willian accuse N’Golo Kante of being tight when he visits their swanky Italian restaurant in Mayfair

Chelsea stars David Luiz and Willian accuse N’Golo Kante of being tight when he visits their swanky Italian restaurant in Mayfair

Sports
KANT PAY The Brazilian duo own Babbo together and believe the World Cup winner tries to skip paying for his meal when he visits N’Golo Kante is renowned as being one of the nicest guys in football, but it seems even he has one crucial flaw. The Mini-driving Chelsea midfielder is notoriously shy and chooses to shun away from the celebrity lifestyle associated with being football. Kante (R) is a fan of a free meal at Luiz and Willian’s restaurant After helping France win the World Cup in Russia over the summer, the combative midfielder had to get Steven N’Zonzi to ask if he could hold the famous trophy aloft. But it seems as though the two-time Premier League is not shy when it comes to claiming a free meal according to his Ch...
Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being 'weaponized'

Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being 'weaponized'

Technology
The head of Apple on Wednesday endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giant's commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being "weaponized" against users. Speaking at an international conference on data privacy, Apple CEO Tim Cook applauded European Union authorities for bringing in a strict new data privacy law in May and said the iPhone maker supports a U.S. federal privacy law . Cook's speech, along with video comments from Google and Facebook top bosses, in the European Union's home base in Brussels, underscores how the U.S. tech giants are jostling to curry favor in the region as regulators tighten their scrutiny. Data protection has become a major political issue worldwide, and European regulators have led the charge in ...
Artificial intelligence is changing how investors' money is being managed

Artificial intelligence is changing how investors' money is being managed

Finance
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed more than 1,300 points earlier this month in the most dramatic drop since February. If you are a client of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, you may have received a message from your financial advisor. The purpose of the message would be to tell you exactly what happened in the market and what the firm's investment professionals are saying about it. It would also tell you your portfolio's current probability of success in light of recent events. The email would come from your financial advisor. But behind the scen...