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Ex-nuclear bosses in legal fight over Magnox

Ex-nuclear bosses in legal fight over Magnox

Business
The former bosses of Britain's nuclear clean-up body are embroiled in a bitter legal fight over a two-year probe into ‎the botched handling of a contract that cost taxpayers more than £120m. Sky News has learnt that Stephen Henwood and John Clarke, respectively the former chairman and chief executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) are trying to block the publication of criticisms contained in a report by a leading businessman.‎Steve Holliday, the former chief executive of National Grid, was asked by the Business Secretary Greg Clark to undertake an independent inquiry into the award of the Magnox nuclear decommissioning contract, and its subsequent termination, in March 2017.Mr Holliday is understood to have completed his report several month...
Tyson Fury opens up ahead of Deontay Wilder fight about double family tragedy that caused him to spiral into depression

Tyson Fury opens up ahead of Deontay Wilder fight about double family tragedy that caused him to spiral into depression

Sports
HEARTBREAKING The lineal heavyweight champion of the world is using the pain to help him beat Deontay Wilder on December 1 Boxing star Tyson Fury has opened up about the double family tragedy which saw him spiral into a drink and drugs-fuelled state of depression. Fury was seemingly on top of the world at the end of 2015 having gone to Germany and stunned Wladimir Klitschko to become the heavyweight champion of the world. At his lowest points, Tyson Fury turned to drink and drugs However, behind the scenes he as battling his own personal demons and bottling up lots of complex emotions – eventually causing him to turn to narcotics and alcohol to cope. And now, in his usual frank and honest manner, Fury has revealed exactly what caused it...
50 countries vow to fight cybercrime – US and Russia don't

50 countries vow to fight cybercrime – US and Russia don't

Technology
Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them. The group of governments and companies pledged in a document entitled the "Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace" to work together to prevent malicious activities like online censorship and the theft of trade secrets. The push is supported by EU countries, Japan and Canada as well as tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, among others. French President Emmanuel Macron had pushed for the initiative, whose unveiling comes a day after dozens of world leaders gathered in Paris on Sunday for the centenary of the end of World War One. Speaking at the Interne...
The devastating elbow from Yair Rodriguez that knocked out the Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Night 139

The devastating elbow from Yair Rodriguez that knocked out the Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Night 139

Sports
Brutal KO In the final second of the final round, Rodriguez floored his opponent in Denver to make it a candidate for both fight and knockout of the year On the same night as Tony Bellew bowed out of the boxing ring, over in Denver, Chan Sung Jung and Yair Rodriguez were going to war with each other. Even before the fifth and final round of the main event of UFC Fight Night 139 was over, it was already a fight of the year candidate. Rodriguez knocked The Korean Zombie out with an elbow in the last second of the fifth round at UFC Fight Night in Denver Then, with a second left, Rodriguez’s counter elbow to deck the ‘Korean Zombie’ out, probably made it a candidate for knockout of the year, too. Jung was on his way to victory ...
Malaria: Sniffer dogs to help in fight to eradicate disease

Malaria: Sniffer dogs to help in fight to eradicate disease

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device Scientists in the UK and The Gambia say they have the first evidence that dogs can sniff out malaria.They have trained dogs to recognise tell-tale aromas using clothes from people infected with the disease.It is hoped the animals can be used to stop malaria spreading and eventually help with eradication. Although the research is still at an early stage, experts say the findings may even lead to new ways of testing for the disease.Studies have already shown that being infected with the malaria parasite changes our aroma to make us more attractive to the mosquitoes that spread the disease. Now dogs are on the scent, too.Smelly socksSocks worn overnight by children in the Upper River Region of The Gamb...