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Super Nintendo World opens in Japan after Covid delays

Super Nintendo World opens in Japan after Covid delays

Technology
ReutersA theme park dedicated to Nintendo's famous Super Mario World has opened in Japan, nearly a year after it was originally due to welcome guests.Super Nintendo World - which cost about $ 0.5bn ($ 0.36bn) to build - was meant to open last summer but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.Initially only Japanese visitors can go amid international travel bans.For Nintendo, it represents part of a move from games firm to entertainment company.ReutersAt first the park will take half of the visitors it can accommodate to comply with social-distancing measures. Visitors will need to wear masks in most areas.The park is modelled on levels in Nintendo's Mario games, the first of which was released in 1985 and followed the adventures of a plumber and his brotherThe franchise went on to sell mo...
Amazon Fresh till-less grocery store opens in London

Amazon Fresh till-less grocery store opens in London

Technology
AmazonAmazon has opened a till-less grocery store in London - its first "just walk out" shop outside the US.Visitors to Amazon Fresh scan a smartphone app when entering and are automatically billed as they leave.The store stocks hundreds of own-brand items as well as third-party products, and also serves as a place to collect and return goods bought online.Campaigners have raised privacy concerns but one retail expert said the opening marked a "watershed moment"."Having a physical presence will enable Amazon to address some of its weaknesses, like the mounting cost of deliveries and returns," said Natalie Berg, an analyst with NBK Retail.But she said she did not believe it would pose a threat to the major chains in the near term."Supermarkets have had a few years now to prepare and test th...
Climate change: Alaskan wilderness opens up for oil exploration

Climate change: Alaskan wilderness opens up for oil exploration

Science
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Wonder Woman 1984: Film sequel opens to a quarter of UK cinemas

Wonder Woman 1984: Film sequel opens to a quarter of UK cinemas

Entertainment
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Pentagon opens permanent exhibit honoring Gold Star families

Pentagon opens permanent exhibit honoring Gold Star families

Business
Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A permanent exhibit dedicated to Gold Star Families was unveiled at the Pentagon this week, honoring families who lost loved ones in military service. Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark A. Milley led the opening of the display, and cut a ceremonial ribbon on Thursday. Advertisement The Gold Star Memorial is the latest of several historical displays at the Pentagon, with this one originated by Jane Horton, whose husband, Spc. Christopher Horton of the Oklahoma National Guard, died in combat in 2011 in Afghanistan. "Behind every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman willing to give their all, there are loved ones who support us in service and in sacrifice," Milley said in brief remarks. "The gold star is a symbol of your loved one, a symbol of the one th...