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Estonia, five other nations to build unmanned military ground vehicle

Estonia, five other nations to build unmanned military ground vehicle

Business
Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A consortium of European countries, led by Estonia, agreed to develop unmanned military ground vehicles on Friday. The Estonian Center for Defense Investments joined representatives from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia and Spain in Tallinn to sign an agreement for the development of Modular Unmanned Ground Systems, known as MUGS, with funding from the European Defense Fund, an agency of the European Union which coordinates investment in defense research and encourages interoperability between national forces. The countries seek $ 34.1 million from the EDF, with participating countries adding additional funds. The Estonian defense contractor Milrem Robotics, manufacturer of the THeMIS unmanned vehicle used by the Estonian military, has signed on as a developer. ...
Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change

Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change

Science
Farmers are on the front line of climate change - vulnerable to changes in temperature and rainfall, as well as increasingly frequent extreme weather events.They also face criticism, in particular over greenhouse gas emissions from the meat and dairy industry, with calls for a move to a more plant-based diet.Agriculture is currently responsible for about 9% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from methane. The National Farmers' Union (NFU), which represents 55,000 UK farmers, has set a target of net-zero emissions in British farming by 2040.That is not enough for some environmentalists, who say a comprehensive overhaul of farming practices and a move to less intensive production is long overdue. But some new and surprising changes are happening ...
San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo throws five straight INTs in practice

San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo throws five straight INTs in practice

Sports
Aug. 14 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo struggled during the team's practice Wednesday, throwing five consecutive interceptions. Garoppolo, who is working his way back from a torn ACL, threw five straight picks to Richard Sherman, Ahkello Witherspoon, Jaquiski Tartt and Tarvarius Moore (twice) during one stretch of the practice session, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. Garoppolo broke the interception streak with a touchdown pass to rookie Jalen Hurd. "He threw it to the wrong team five plays in a row," 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters. "I was a defensive coach today, so I was pumped. But no, the defense did great today and obviously he struggled. "You hope to never have a day like that, but I don't think it's never not happened to anyone. ...
Climate change: Heatwave made ‘at least’ five times more likely by warming

Climate change: Heatwave made ‘at least’ five times more likely by warming

Science
Last week's record breaking heatwave across much of Europe was made "at least five times" more likely to happen by climate change, say scientists.Their rapid attribution study says that rising temperatures "super-charged" the event, making it more likely to happen than through natural variability alone. Heatwaves in June are now about 4C hotter than they used to be, the researchers said. Globally, the average temperature for June was the highest on record.Heatwaves naturally occur in summertime but last week's event in many European countries was unprecedented because it happened so early, and the recorded temperatures were so high. Records were broken at locations in France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Spain.The new French record, established at Ga...
Patisserie Valerie scandal: Five people arrested

Patisserie Valerie scandal: Five people arrested

Business
Five people have been arrested and questioned over alleged accounting fraud at the Patisserie Valerie chain, the Serious Fraud Office has said.The arrests took place last Tuesday, 18 June, in a joint operation with police, the SFO said.The move comes eight months after the firm's former finance director, Chris Marsh, was arrested and freed on bail.Patisserie Valerie went into administration in January and was bought for £5m by Causeway Capital.The collapse followed the discovery of a huge black hole in the firm's accounts, eventually valued at £94m.After it went into administration, the cafe chain was found to have overstated its cash position by £30m and failed to disclose overdrafts of nearly £10m.Patisserie Valerie's former chairman, Luke Johnson, who