Germany commits $67 billion to aid energy companies hurt by soaring prices as European countries work to combat crisis

Cooling towers at Uniper's coal-fired power plant in Germany. Fabian Strauch/picture alliance via Getty Images Germany pledged €67 billion ($ 66.9 billion) in funding to assist utility companies, the FT reported. The money will be redeployed from a COVID-19 bailout fund established to help companies avoid insolvency. Gas importers have been forced to pay higher […]

MasterChef: ‘Never seen that!’ John and Gregg stunned as chef commits BBC first

Sandy managed to get the duck out on time and received a mixed reception from the guests. Her duck was described as cooked “really, really well, but just no ‘boom’, a bit flat” by one of the judges. After a rather tame start, Sandy needed to pull through with her dessert – and pull through […]

Ford Commits $4 Billion to the Future, Creates New AV Subsidiary

Ford Motor Company announced Tuesday that it has formed formed a subsidiary — Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC — devoted entirely to autonomous vehicle development. That’s probably the catchiest name we’ve heard since Bank of America Corp or Waste Management Inc. However, you don’t need a clever moniker when you’re dumping $ 4 billion into a project, which […]

Florida hostage-taker kills 4 children, commits suicide after 21-hour standoff with police

Four young children held hostage by a felon were discovered dead following a 21-hour standoff that began after the suspect shot an Orlando police officer in the face. Gary Lindsey Jr., 35, a convicted felon, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound along with four children ages 1, 6, 10 and 11 he had […]

New York commits $1.4 billion to renewable energy projects

Enlarge / MADISON, New York – 2015/10/11: Wind farm with autumn color. (credit: John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images) On Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his state would commit $ 1.4 billion to 26 renewable projects, including 22 solar farms, three wind farms, and one hydroelectric project. The outlay is a huge sum […]

Building Windows: 4 million commits, 10 million work items

Enlarge (credit: Git) Microsoft’s switch to using Git as the version control system for Windows’ development has resulted in many challenges. Git wasn’t really built for a 300GB repository with 3.5 million files, and the engineering effort to make Git scale in this way continues. But in adopting and developing what the company is calling […]

Sprint commits to launching mobile 5G nationwide in 2019, raising prices

Following a series of increasingly concrete 5G rollout announcements from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, Sprint today committed to launching mobile 5G service nationally in the first half of 2019 — at somewhat higher prices. The commitment suggests that the fourth-place U.S. carrier may lag behind larger rivals AT&T and Verizon, which will begin 5G deployments later […]

Amazon commits another $100 million to Alexa Fund for international expansion

Alexa Fund, Amazon’s venture capital fund for investment in companies that adopt the intelligent assistant into their products, is getting an additional $ 100 million to support international expansion. Amazon launched the Alexa Fund in June 2015 with an initial investment of up to $ 100 million. Amazon will bring Alexa to Australia and New Zealand […]

Bill Gates commits $100 million to Alzheimer’s fund

(Reuters) — Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $ 50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment is not part of Gates’ philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will be followed with another $ […]

Russian soldier commits suicide after accidentally killing fellow serviceman in Armenia – MoD

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 23:50 A Russian contract soldier has shot himself dead after accidentally killing a fellow serviceman at the Alagyaz training range in Armenia on Monday, according to a statement from Russia’s Southern Military District. The soldier apparently “feared the consequences of the incident and the responsibility for the death of a […]