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Dwayne Johnson tears down faulty security gate to get to work

Dwayne Johnson tears down faulty security gate to get to work

Entertainment
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Film star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tore down the security gate at his home when it malfunctioned and prevented him from getting to work. "Not my finest hour, but a man's gotta go to work," the Moana and Jungle Cruise star captioned Friday's Instagram photo of the damaged gate he tossed on the lawn. Advertisement "We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open," he explained. "I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out -- but this time it wouldn't. Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn't have 45 min to wait. By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day. So I did what...

Here’s how Joe Biden plans to change Social Security if he is elected president

Finance
Former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., hold a press conference after a briefing on Covid-19 in Wilmington, Delaware, on Aug. 13, 2020.Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty ImagesThe coronavirus pandemic could have a big impact on Social Security's financial prospects. And that means the future of the program could be a bigger issue in the 2020 presidential election.This year alone, about 65 million Americans will receive more than $ 1 trillion in benefits through Social Security retirement, disability and survivor benefits.But the funds used to pay those benefits will likely become depleted sooner than previously anticipated due to the effects Covid-19 has had on the U.S. economy.Just how quickly those funds could...
SpaceX wins US military national security mission

SpaceX wins US military national security mission

Technology
Elon Musk's SpaceX has won a competitive contract to conduct secret national security launches for the US military, according to a US Air Force announcement.It's a well-paid privilege for the billionaire's company at $ 316m (£241m) and one that the private spaceflight company has battled for too - having twice sued the US military after previously being denied similar contracts. One launch has been confirmed for 2022, and the Pentagon expects it will use SpaceX for a dozen more missions up until 2026, but no details will be released about the classified payloads. Image: Elon Musk's company previously sued the US over launch contracts The contract for phase two of the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) programme will cover 40% of mi
Call for TikTok security check before HQ decision

Call for TikTok security check before HQ decision

Technology
An influential backbench MP has called on the government to carry out a security review of TikTok before its Chinese owner decides whether to base the app in the UK.Neil O'Brien - co-founder of the China Research Group of Tory MPs - said the intelligence services should publish a report into the matter.President Trump is threatening to ban TikTok in the US.This has forced the app to ditch plans to establish its headquarters there.TikTok had been expected to pick California or New York - where it already has offices - after appointing an American ex-Disney executive as its chief executive in May.However, the US president has since given it an ultimatum to sell its local business to an American firm."I set a date of around 15 Septe...
COVID-19 pandemic threatens global food security, researchers say

COVID-19 pandemic threatens global food security, researchers say

Science
July 30 (UPI) -- According to the United Nations, the four pillars of global food security are availability, access, utilization and stability. New research suggests the global economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has imperiled all four. Advertisement In a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, analysts at the International Food Policy Research Institute detailed the many ways the global pandemic is undermining global food security. In many parts of the world, lockdowns necessitated by uncontrolled COVID-19 outbreaks have disrupted the labor market, threatening the food supply chain and the stability of agricultural and food markets. Labor shortages affect both supply and demand. Without enough workers, farms, processing plants and distribution networks can't grow,...