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Cassini: Saturn probe turns towards its death plunge

Cassini: Saturn probe turns towards its death plunge

Science
The international Cassini spacecraft at Saturn has executed the course correction that will send it to destruction at the end of the week.The probe flew within 120,000km of the giant moon Titan on Monday - an encounter that bent its trajectory just enough to put it on a collision path with the ringed planet. Nothing can now stop the death plunge in Saturn's atmosphere on Friday. Cassini will be torn to pieces as it heads down towards the clouds.Its components will melt and be dispersed through the planet's gases.Ever since it arrived at Saturn 13 years ago, the probe has used the gravity of Titan - the second biggest moon in the Solar System - to slingshot itself into different positions from which to study the planet and its stunning rings. It has been a smart strategy because Cassini wou...
UCO Bank's plan to stop salary to non performers faces premature death

UCO Bank's plan to stop salary to non performers faces premature death

Finance
The loss making UCO Bank appears to be desperately looking for ideas to boost business. In a bizarre note to the bank’s personnel services department, one of the zonal heads of the bank had requested to suspend salaries to employees in 11 branches in an apparent bid to punish them for non-performance. The proposal was promptly shot down by the management, but it was enough to create noise and made employees panic. There is no such provision to stop salary in case of non performance in public sector banks where salaries and increment are fixed through a bipartite settlement between banks and employee unions. Wage can be cut only in case of unauthorised absence like in bank strike days. Uco Bank has been under Reserve Bank of India’s prompt corrective action (PCA) plan for making net l
Poll: 70% of Jewish Israelis support death penalty for terrorists

Poll: 70% of Jewish Israelis support death penalty for terrorists

World
Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Seventy percent of Jewish Israelis support giving the death penalty to terrorists who kill Israeli citizens for nationalistic reasons, a poll released Wednesday indicates.The Israel Democracy Institute monthly peace index poll found 25.3 percent do not support the death penalty in these cases and 4.9 percent did not know or didn't answer.For those who murder Israeli solders, 66 percent support the death penalty.Meanwhile, 70 percent of Jewish Israelis believe the penalties given to Palestinians who have carried out such attacks are too lenient, 2.6 percent too heavy, 18.5 percent said just right, and 7.3 percent said they didn't know or didn't answer. Among Israeli Arabs, 63 percent believe the penalties are too harsh, 2.3 percent said too say, 25.4 percent said just right,...
Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit

World
A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of Simon, a giant rabbit whose lifeless body was discovered in a kennel after a flight from London to Chicago. The lawsuit comes as United struggles to repair its image after a string of events, including the videotaped forced removal of a 69-year-old doctor from a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and the banning of two young girls from a flight because they were wearing leggings. The businessmen filed the lawsuit more than three months after airline workers found the continental rabbit dead on April 20. Simon had been placed in a United kennel at O'Hare while awaiting a connecting flight to Kansas City, where his new owners planned to pick him up. The lawsuit seeks unspecified dama...
Adobe announces the death of Flash

Adobe announces the death of Flash

Technology
Adobe has announced it is to axe its Flash Player, confirming the long-awaited end of a once essential piece of software.In a short blog post on Wednesday, the software giant announced that it was planning to "end-of-life" the once-ubiquitous plugin by 2020.It will be replaced by more open standards such as HTML5, which provides many of the same functions as Flash but does not require users to install a specific plugin.Adobe will be working with tech leaders like Facebook, Apple and Google to encourage creators to make the move to the new software. The companies announced their support for Adobe's move in separate blog posts."For 20 years, Flash has helped shape the way that you play games, watch videos and run applications on the web. But over the last few years, Flash has become less com...