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Mike Ashley continues shopping spree with Links of London bid

Mike Ashley continues shopping spree with Links of London bid

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor The high street tycoon Mike Ashley is continuing his unprecedented acquisition spree by tabling a bid to acquire Links of London, the struggling jewellery chain.Sky News has learnt that Sports Direct International, in which Mr Ashley is the majority shareholder, is one of two final bidders attempting to buy Links from its stricken Greek owner. Sports Direct's presence in the auction has emerged just days before the company holds an annual meeting that is set to see a big protest vote from institutional investors against Mr Ashley's leadership of the company. Image: Links of London was founded in 1990 and is currently owned by the Folli Follie Group. Pic: LoL ...
Study links lightning with gamma rays inside clouds

Study links lightning with gamma rays inside clouds

Science
June 25 (UPI) -- Weak gamma-ray glows appear to precede lightning strikes and accompanying gamma-ray flashes under certain conditions. Over the last several years, researchers at the University of Tokyo worked with schools and businesses in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, in central Japan, to install a network of radiation monitors for studying lightning. "Forever, people have seen lightning and heard thunder. These were the ways we could experience this power of nature," University of Tokyo graduate student Yuuki Wada said in a news release. "With the discovery of electromagnetism, scientists learned to see lightning with radio receivers. But now we can observe lightning in gamma rays -- ionizing radiation. It's like having four eyes to study the phenomena." Scientists used observations ...
Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China

Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China

Technology
Telegram's founder Pavel Durov has said a massive cyber attack on his messaging service originated from China. On Wednesday, the firm confirmed it suffered a "powerful" Distributed Denial of Service attack which disrupted services for about an hour.In a DDos attack, hackers overwhelm a target's servers with junk requests. It came as protestors in Hong Kong used Telegram to coordinate demonstrations over a plan to allow extradition to China.In a post on Twitter, Telegram said the disruption affected users in the Americas and "other countries". Mr Durov later tweeted the IP addresses involved in the attack mostly came from China. China's Cyberspace Administration, which oversees the country's cyber policy, has yet to comment. Teleg...
Study links low-dose aspirin to bleeding inside the skull

Study links low-dose aspirin to bleeding inside the skull

Health
May 13 (UPI) -- People without a history of heart disease and stroke who took low-dose aspirin were more likely to experience bleeding inside the skull, according to a new study. Historically, the use of low-dose aspirin has been recommended for older adults as a way to reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. The over-the-counter pain medication can prevent blood clots from forming. When fatty deposits called atherosclerotic plaques form in arteries, pieces of plaque can break off and trigger clotting, preventing adequate blood flow to the brain or heart. The use of low-dose aspirin has garnered criticism in recent years. Several recent studies have shown the drug increases the risk of heavy bleeding. The latest research, published this week in the journal JAMA Neurology, suggests reg...
New research links fracking to small earthquakes in the central, eastern U.S.

New research links fracking to small earthquakes in the central, eastern U.S.

Science
April 26 (UPI) -- Scientists have uncovered more evidence linking fracking to earthquakes, this time in the central and eastern United States. At the 2019 Seismological Society of America meeting, held this week in Seattle, researchers detailed the connection between hydraulic fracturing wells and some 600 earthquakes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas. Previous studies have detailed the link between oil and gas operations and earthquakes in Oklahoma, Canada and China. But these studies have mostly focused on the connection between wastewater disposal and seismic activity. Hydraulic fracturing involves the injection of high-pressure fluids deep into rock, most commonly shale, in order to trigger the release of oil and gas trapped between the rock layers. Often, wast...