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How apps power Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protests

How apps power Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protests

Technology
In a tiny room on the edge of a nondescript building complex sits an unlikely participant in Hong Kong's protest movement. Behind his laptop computer, Tony (not his real name) monitors scores of groups on private messaging app Telegram and online forums. Organisers say volunteers like Tony are running hundreds of Telegram groups that are powering Hong Kong's protest turned civil disobedience campaign. They claim that more than two million people have taken to the streets in recent weeks to express opposition to a controversial extradition law.Hong Kong has experienced a series of mass rallies against the proposed law, which critics fear could spell an end to its judicial independence. Protestors expect a large turnout on 1 July, the anniversary of Hong Ko...
Spice Girls: What happened to Girl Power?

Spice Girls: What happened to Girl Power?

Entertainment
"If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends, make it last forever, friendship never ends".It is a lyric that many who grew up in the 90s are able to recite by heart.The line, sung by the Spice Girls on their 1996 breakthrough single Wannabe, summed up the band's self-styled 'Girl Power' mantra - a brand of female empowerment that made them a global pop culture phenomenon.And now they, together with a whole new generation, have a chance to relive the mania all over again.On Friday night, bandmates Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm, better known as Scary, Baby, Ginger and Sporty Spice, began a nationwide UK and Ireland reunion tour in Dublin.The four did so without Posh Spice aka Victoria Bec...
Power Rangers star dead: Pua Magasiva dies aged 38

Power Rangers star dead: Pua Magasiva dies aged 38

Entertainment
Power Rangers star Pua Magasiva has sadly passed away at the young age of 38.The New Zealander’s production company confirmed the news that he was tragically found dead on Saturday Morning (local time).Pua was best known for his part playing Shane Clarke, the Red Wind Ranger in the TV franchise of Power Rangers Ninja Storm.CNN reported, the police were called to an address in Wellington on Saturday morning where they found his body, but a cause of death is yet to be given. Related Articles The Samoan-born lad, starred in hundreds of episodes of Shortland Street from 2003, playing nurse Vinnie Kruse.He temporarily left the soap but returned in 2012.A multi-talented entertainer, he also became a co-host of New Zealand’s radio station Flava.Magasiva will be leaving behind his much-loved da
UK goes record week without using any coal power

UK goes record week without using any coal power

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter The UK has gone seven days without burning any coal to generate electricity - the longest stretch without the fossil fuel since the Industrial Revolution.According to the National Grid, as of 1pm today the UK had been producing energy for 167 hours without coal power plants supplying any at all. Instead, the majority of the country's power has come from combined cycle gas turbines, with renewable, nuclear, and solar power also contributing significantly to meeting the demand.The breakdown is: The UK has gone a week without burning coal to generate electricity - the longest stretch since the Industrial Revolution. Power instead came from:🔥 Gas 45%⚛ Nuclear 21%🌬 Wind 11%🚛 Imports 10%🌲 Biomass
Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend

Science
Britain has broken its record for the longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal.National Grid said that the coal-free period lasted more than 90 hours before coming to an end on Monday afternoon.It is the longest period since the industrial revolution and breaks the previous record set in April 2018 of 76 hours and 10 minutes.The government plans to phase out Britain's last coal power plants by 2025 to cut greenhouse gases.Duncan Burt, director of operations at National Grid, told BBC Radio 5 Live it was "a really big deal". Record Easter temperatures in three nations Britain lasts three days without coal "It's all about the sunny weather we've been seeing, so energy demand is low. There has been lots o...