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Scrap the Minuteman III missile, STRATCOM chief Adm. Charles Richard says

Scrap the Minuteman III missile, STRATCOM chief Adm. Charles Richard says

Business
Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Minuteman III program of 450 missiles, begun in1970, must be replaced and not extended, U.S. Strategic Command chief Adm. Charles Richard said. Richard's comments, made during a virtual briefing on Tuesday, come as President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration considers ways to reduce the cost of a planned 30-year, $ 1.2 trillion modernization of the United States' nuclear defense capabilities. Advertisement "Let me be very clear: you cannot life-extend Minuteman III, alright? It is getting past the point of it's not cost effective to life-extend Minuteman III," Richard told reporters. "That thing is so old, in some cases, the drawings don't exist anymore, or where we have drawings, they're like six generations behind the industry standard. There's not only not a...
Coronation Street: Pandemic sees soap scrap 60th anniversary stunt

Coronation Street: Pandemic sees soap scrap 60th anniversary stunt

Entertainment
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Reports: Panasonic, Tesla to scrap solar panels partnership

Reports: Panasonic, Tesla to scrap solar panels partnership

Technology
Japanese electronics maker Panasonic has declined to comment on reports it is planning to end its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York stateByThe Associated PressFebruary 26, 2020, 7:03 AM2 min readTOKYO -- Japanese electronics maker Panasonic declined to comment on reports Wednesday that it is planning to end its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York state. The Japanese business daily Nikkei and other media reported, citing unnamed sources, that Panasonic is preparing to withdraw from the solar cell partnership, though it would continue making batteries for Tesla's electric vehicles. The company refused comment, and Tesla did not immediately respond to queries requesting comment. The two companies' agreement to work ...
The bare-knuckle scrap for engineering giant GKN

The bare-knuckle scrap for engineering giant GKN

Business
For connoisseurs of City takeover battles, the fight for the soul of GKN has been a cracker.A grand old name of British industry, with prestigious customers and a key role in the UK economy, slugging it out with a brash rival, two management teams going at each other hammer-and-tongs and with numerous politicians, trades unions, pension trustees and newspaper columnists lobbing bricks in every direction.The fight made the front page not just of the Financial Times but also the Daily Mail.This is how takeover bids used to be fought in the go-go 1980s, when buccaneering tycoons such as Lord Hanson strode the globe, seizing underperforming businesses and shaking them up.The Hanson reference is particularly apt as Christopher 'Jock' Miller, the co-founder and executive chairman of Melrose, lea...
Petition to scrap Snapchat update hits one million

Petition to scrap Snapchat update hits one million

Technology
More than a million people have signed an online petition calling on Snapchat to undo a redesign to the app.The update, which was released last week, separates content and interactions with friends from public and branded content from news services and other businesses.But users are urging the photo and video-sharing app to revert "back to the basics", slamming the changes as "annoying"."Many users have found that it has not made the app easier to use, but has in fact made many features more difficult," the petition says."There is a general level of annoyance among users and many have decided to use a VPN app, or are using other risky apps or steps, to go back to the old Snapchat as that's how annoying this new update has become.I actually HATE this snapchat update. Soo unbelievably compli...