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Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe

Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe

Business
Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck - despite its botched launch earlier this week.The firm's CEO Elon Musk said 17% of the orders are for the single-motor model, 42% are for the dual-motor version and 41% are for the tri-motor model. The much-hyped unveiling went off script when the Cybertruck's windows splintered twice despite Mr Musk bragging about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned vehicle.He told the audience in California: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. ...
‘Sort out this mess’: BA told to take action after flight cancellation gaffe

‘Sort out this mess’: BA told to take action after flight cancellation gaffe

Business
A consumer group has told British Airways to "sort out this mess" after mix-ups with flight cancellations ahead of next month's pilots' strike.The call comes after the airline apologised for an "email error" which meant some passengers were wrongly told their flights had been cancelled due to a pilots' strike. Adam French, consumer rights expert at Which?, said the issue had caused "a lot of confusion and anxiety".He added: "It is vital that the airline ensures that any customer who was initially informed that their flight was cancelled and has booked an alternative flight is not left out of pocket."British Airways must now put all resources necessary into sorting out this mess as soon as possible." Advertisement ...
Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Raheem Sterling goes from zero to hero with wonder goal making up for penalty gaffe

Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Raheem Sterling goes from zero to hero with wonder goal making up for penalty gaffe

Sports
STERLING EFFORT The England international kicked the turf and won a contentious penalty for the Citizens before a wonderful solo goal Gabriel Jesus grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester City, aided by a farcical penalty decision, edged closer towards the Champions League last 16 by thrashing Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0. City were leading 1-0 through David Silva in the Group F encounter at the Etihad Stadium when Raheem Sterling stubbed his toe and fell over to earn a freak spot-kick which Jesus converted. Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his hat-trick Shakhtar had a right to feel aggrieved but they were otherwise outplayed for a second time in two weeks by City, who made victory certain through Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and two more Jesus strikes. It was a...
Civil service gaffe as parents told to shoot rabid children

Civil service gaffe as parents told to shoot rabid children

Technology
The civil service made an eye-popping error after accidentally publishing a satirical poster encouraging parents to shoot their children if they suspect they have contracted rabies. The current issue of Civil Service Quarterly features the poster - produced by the fictional council of Scarfolk - on page 20.The fictional town of Scarfolk was created by writer and designer Richard Littler as "a dystopian satire of the 1970s that somehow leaks into and reflects on current affairs". Wow. This has made my week. This is from the government's *own* publication about the history of government communications. They mistakenly included a Scarfolk poster which encourages the killing of children. Clearly, nobody thought it was too extreme. (via @CraigHeap...