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Labour turns up heat over Saudi Aramco float

Labour turns up heat over Saudi Aramco float

Business
Labour is seeking to increase the pressure on ministers over a $ 2bn loan guarantee to Saudi Arabia's state oil company as it weighs a London flotation that would become the biggest stock market listing in history.Sky News has seen a letter to Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, in which his Labour shadow John McDonnell‎ demands to know details of discussions between the Government and its Saudi counterparts about the prospective flotation of Saudi Aramco.The letter, sent on Tuesday, will turn up the heat on the Government amid continuing questions over the legitimacy of efforts to persuade the S‎audis to list the company in the UK.Saudi Aramco has been estimated to be worth between $ 800bn and $ 2trn, but even at the lower end of that scale would become one of the most richly valued public co
Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

Technology
Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with handsets that use its 4G LTE network. The balloons — called HBAL199 and HBAL237 — are more than 60,000 feet (18,000 meters) above land, according to FlightRadar24.com . They navigate using an algorithm that puts them in the best position to deliver signal by rising and falling to ride wind currents. They are also solar-powered and only provide signal during the day Several more balloons are on their way from Nevada, and Alphabet has been authorized
Cassini: Saturn probe turns towards its death plunge

Cassini: Saturn probe turns towards its death plunge

Science
The international Cassini spacecraft at Saturn has executed the course correction that will send it to destruction at the end of the week.The probe flew within 120,000km of the giant moon Titan on Monday - an encounter that bent its trajectory just enough to put it on a collision path with the ringed planet. Nothing can now stop the death plunge in Saturn's atmosphere on Friday. Cassini will be torn to pieces as it heads down towards the clouds.Its components will melt and be dispersed through the planet's gases.Ever since it arrived at Saturn 13 years ago, the probe has used the gravity of Titan - the second biggest moon in the Solar System - to slingshot itself into different positions from which to study the planet and its stunning rings. It has been a smart strategy because Cassini wou...
Jodie Marsh turns boob-teasing goddess: 'Beautiful, just sensational'

Jodie Marsh turns boob-teasing goddess: 'Beautiful, just sensational'

Entertainment
INSTAGRAMSTUNNER: Jodie teased her bra in the snapThe former glamour model took to Instagram to flaunt her impressive chest – teasing her bra in the process.Dressed in a sparkling crop-top and matching trousers, Jodie looked a million dollars as she posed up a storm for the camera.The short top allowed the star to proudly reveal her toned stomach.Jodie Marsh sexiest pics Here's some of Jodie's sexiest shots! The super-toned star reveals all in these raunchy set of snaps.Instagram Jodie Marsh's hottest pictures INSTAGRAMBUXOM: Jodie isn't shy when it comes to her bodyNot only that but the material was also see-through, meaning Jodie exposed 80% of her body.Separating herself from the braless trend loved by reality stars around the world, the pink haired gal kept h
999 emergency service turns 80

999 emergency service turns 80

Technology
The world's oldest emergency service - 999 - is celebrating its 80th birthday today.The service began following a fire at a London doctor's surgery in November 1935 that resulted in the deaths of five women.After the fire, a committee was set up to look at how telephone operators could identify emergency calls.At that time, people with a phone at home who were subscribers on an automated exchange would call 0 for the operator to contact emergency services in the same way as they would make a regular call.It was suggested that an easy-to-remember nationwide number be created for emergencies - the first suggestion was 707 (from the letters SOS on the phone dial). Then they considered 333 but finally settled on 999.The 999 service began two years later, in 1937, handling more than 1,000 calls...