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Trump claims Connery ‘stepped in’ so he could build Scottish golf course

Trump claims Connery ‘stepped in’ so he could build Scottish golf course

Entertainment
Donald Trump has claimed the late James Bond star Sir Sean Connery "stepped in" to help him get planning permission in order to build a golf course in Scotland.In tweets posted on Sunday, the US president paid tribute to the "legendary actor", a keen golfer who died on Saturday aged 90, adding that he had "past (sic) on to even greener fairways". Calling the original 007 "quite a guy, and a tough character", Mr Trump said Sir Sean "stepped in and shouted, 'Let him build the damn thing'" when he was struggling to get planning permission for a controversial golf course at Turnberry. ....all I needed, everything went swimmingly from there. He was so highly regarded & respected in Scotland and beyond that years of future turmoil was avoided. Sean was a great act...
Nokia to build 4G network on the moon for NASA

Nokia to build 4G network on the moon for NASA

Technology
NASA has chosen Nokia to build a 4G network on the moon as part of the space agency's Artemis programme, which aims to establish a sustainable human presence there.The Finnish company will build the technology which will be integrated into NASA's lunar landers and used for remote control, as well as streaming high-definition videos. The Artemis programme, named after the mythological sister of Apollo, the first moon mission's namesake, aims to take the first woman and the next man taken to the lunar surface by 2024. Image: The Finnish company has adapted designs from its work on Earth SpaceX and Blue Origin have been given the nod to develop the new lunar landers which will take the astronauts to the surface of the moon from orbit.The...

Stock futures open higher as S&P 500 tries to build on last week’s gains and reach all-time high

Finance
Traders work during the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 17, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City.Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty ImagesU.S. stock futures rose on Sunday night after Wall Street logged in its third consecutive weekly gain, but fell short of breaking the all-time high set on Feb. 19.Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 48 points, or 0.2%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also traded higher by 0.2% each. The S&P 500 climbed 0.6% last week and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.1%. The Dow gained 1.8% last week.Despite those gains, the S&P 500 failed to notch a fresh record high after flirting with the milestone for most of last week. Through Friday's close, the S&P 500 was just 0.6% below 3,393.52, the intraday record set in Fe...
‘Build, build, build’: PM channels 1930’s US ‘new deal’ with coronavirus recovery plan

‘Build, build, build’: PM channels 1930’s US ‘new deal’ with coronavirus recovery plan

Business
Boris Johnson will attempt to mark a new phase in the coronavirus response on Tuesday by setting out plans for an "infrastructure revolution" to create jobs and stimulate an economic recovery.The prime minister will invoke the 1930s 'new deal' of former US President Franklin D Roosevelt as he delivers a major speech in the West Midlands town of Dudley in the morning. He will announce £5bn in capital investment to accelerate infrastructure projects this year, including hospital maintenance works, school building and improvements to the road and rail networks.But a leading think-tank warned tax rises could be needed to foot the bill and Labour said there should be more emphasis on jobs coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far killed more than 43,000 people in the UK.A national i