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Guatanamo Bay Release Marks Obama&#...

US President Barack Obama's initial promise of closing down the "expensive and unnecessary" prison in Guatanamo Bay is coming to fruition as he reduce...

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UK Border Force Has “Worrying...

The UK Border Force has a "worryingly low" number of patrol boats. According to ministers, the bolster to maritime security would need eight new patro...

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Oily Fish is The Solution To Bowel ...

Omega-3 is a well-known anti-cancer cholesterol that cleans up the blood. According to new research, eating oily fish at least once a week allows an i...

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Juno Enters Jupiter’s Orbit i...

NASA first shot off Juno in 2011, hoping that it would reach Jupiter with all the proper technical care and predictions intended for it to reach Jupit...

Guatanamo Bay Release Marks Obama’s Final Achievement

US President Barack Obama’s initial promise of closing down the “expensive and unnecessary” prison in Guatanamo Bay is coming to fruition as he reduced the number of the population from 242 to 61 prisoners.

The US Congress has blocked the transfer of high-risk detainees to US Prisons and moved to ensure that those prisoners are released to other nations securely.

Republicans condemn the last 15 men released from the Guatanamo Bay as the most dangerous and should never have been returned to their countries.

According to journalists, the prisoners come from Yemen and Afghanistan and some from undisclosed nations. They said that the men were approved to transfer to a stable country that can provide security assurances.

For the Yemeni prisoners, the men will have to be stranded until countries with stable security assurances were willing to take them in.

According to analysts, the Obama administration is trying with difficulty to zero the list of the Guatanamo bay population before Obama leaves office. The plan of the administration, according to them, was to get them into different prisoners in their respective countries.

The program may continue or discontinue as the new administration moves in.

UK Border Force Has “Worryingly Low” Patrol Boats

The UK Border Force has a “worryingly low” number of patrol boats. According to ministers, the bolster to maritime security would need eight new patrol boats that would boost the existing five-vessel fleet.

According to previous reports, it became controversial that the Force only has about three cutter vessels patrolling the 7,000 miles of coastal borders.

According to ministers, the agency would be given a “key role to implement strengthened coastal security measures.” Ministers also said the agency would need access to a sufficient number of patrol boats.

Its report added: “Only four of the new vessels are currently deployed and the remaining four will not be available for more than a year.”

The committee also warned the Government could fail to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020, saying there is “scant evidence” to suggest the target will be met by local authorities.

But David Simmonds, chairman of the Local Government Association’s Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, hit back, and said: “This report is out of date.

“We are confident that there will be sufficient places that will support the Government’s pledge to resettle 20,000 people by 2020.

“The focus must now be on ensuring families are matched to the right placements and that they arrive safely and are well supported.”

Oily Fish is The Solution To Bowel Cancer

Omega-3 is a well-known anti-cancer cholesterol that cleans up the blood. According to new research, eating oily fish at least once a week allows an individual to cut their chance of death by up to 70 per cent.

By improving the intake of marine Omega-3 acids found in fish including mackerel and sardines, tumour growth and blood supply to tumours is blocked.

Researchers stress that their findings are only through observation and there is no firm conclusion from their research. However, they stressed it is the first evidence that Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce the risk of bowel cancer.

“If replicated by other studies, our results support the clinical recommendation of increasing marine omega-3 fatty acids among patients with bowel cancer,” said lead researcher Dr Andrew Chan, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

The researchers looked at nearly 200,000 people from two large cohort studies which monitored diet and cancer prevalence.

Regular intake seemed to be especially beneficial for those who were tall, had a BMI below 25, and who did not take a regular aspirin, who lowered their risk of death by 85 per cent, 90 per cent and 88 per cent respectively.

Most of those with regular intakes of fish oil ate fish rather than supplements, so it is unknown if the link would also work for capsules.

Juno Enters Jupiter’s Orbit in Historic Five-Year Travel

NASA first shot off Juno in 2011, hoping that it would reach Jupiter with all the proper technical care and predictions intended for it to reach Jupiter in five years.

In its historic travel, the $1.1billion Juno Spacecraft had finally arrived into Jupiter’s orbit as it continues its mission to probe the origin of the Solar System.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California had cheered as the solar observatory entered its orbit around the Solar Sytem’s biggest planet.

“We are in it,” hollered Scott Bolton, Nasa’s principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

“You are the best team ever,” he told his colleagues at mission control. “You just did the hardest thing Nasa has ever done.”

To enter Jupiter’s orbit, the spacecraft needed to traverse intense radiation and space rocks. It needed to slow down and turn off its engines effectively before it entered Jupiter’s orbit at the right moment.

Project Manager Rick Nybakken got theatrical at the press conference.

He said that before the final maneuver today, Nasa prepared a “contingency communications strategy” – what they would say to the public if things went wrong, presumably. He held that strategy up and tore it to pieces in front of the room.

“Juno sang,” he said. “And it was a song of perfection.”

Gig and Platform Economies Could Salvage Capitalism

Early capitalism was founded with the idea that man can provide for himself. By providing the best effort and improvement of services, one can conquer a market. Competition ensures the quality of products. Proper regulation by government allows competition to remain fair to all while respecting the right of each company’s patents, intellectual properties and laws concerning competition.

But with today’s capitalism and the public’s disillusion of the American dream, it has garnered a huge setback.

The arrival of superior communications technology gave rise to the “Gig Economy”, a platform-based economy that allows people to “share” their material to create income for themselves.

These include Airbnb, Uber and new services that allow people to work on their own time and add extra income or even their very income through the comfort of their own homes.

Time Magazine Assistant Managing Editor Rana Foroohar, a writer on global finance, said the gig economy gave more power to workers by allowing a widespread approach to employment. Rather than just answering to a single company, users/ employees only use a platform that does not judge and make decisions. She described it as similar to the description of British thinker Paul Mason’s work “Postcapitalism”.

She said that it is highly possible the shift to crowd-based capitalism would empower labour as it moves into a system that workers fully understand and can manage on their own.

Australia Was Omitted From UNESCO Environment Reports

Australia’s mention on the final version of an UNESCO report on climate change and world heritage sites was nowhere to be seen. The Australian Government appealed to UNESCO mentioning the country’s tourism can suffer after the release of the report.

UNESCO, publishing the report with the United Nations environment program and Union of Concerned Scientists on Friday did not publish its feature on the Great Barrier Reef and other Australian environmental issues in the Kakadu and Tasmanian forests.

The Australian Department of Environment objected to the inclusion of the aspects in the report. According to scientific reviewer of the final version and Professor Emeritus at Australia’s Climate Council Will Steffen, Australia’s move was similar to Soviet Union’s environmental objections.

“I’ve spent a lot of my career working internationally,” Steffen said. “And it’s very rare that I would see something like this happening. Perhaps in the old Soviet Union you would see this sort of thing happening, where governments would quash information because they didn’t like it. But not in western democracies. I haven’t seen it happen before.”

The objection comes after the Australian government asked to remove the Great Barrier Reef as one of the “World’s Heritage Sites in Danger.”

The spokesperson said:

“The department was concerned that the framing of the report confused two issues – the world heritage status of the sites and risks arising from climate change and tourism.”

Google I/O: New App Demo Feature, Daydream and VA

Google I/O could mention its plans for a new feature called ‘Instant Apps’. The feature would allow users to check out and test an app if it works for their devices before they purchase or download them.

The idea behind Instant Apps is that apps can provide a better user experience and can be more efficient if users can try them and see for themselves whether it would be worth to download and used for a long time.

Instant Apps may launch until later during this year. It is viewed as a possible boon for marketers to improve their products and guarantee better sales.

Cardboard was Google’s new venture to the newly-contested platform of virtual reality. Daydream is a cheap head mount made of cardboard. The cardobard would allow people to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun and affordable way by just using a smartphone.

Now, they plan to solidify the ideas and results collected from Cardboard into Daydream. Relying on smartphone technology, Daydream would come with a comfortable headset and a controller that serves as a pointer. The designs would be Google but its partners would push its VR goals by building on the designs.

Partners include Samsung, HTC, LG and Xiaomi.

Google has also announced a new virtual assistant. Google would be creating Assistant – their answer to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Pound Sterling Immensely Suffers After Manufacturing Contraction

The lower Purchasing Managers Index of 49.2 was significant enough to shock investors and analysts.

Markit’s closely-watched survey of the UK manufacturing sector showed a fall of employment numbers since February 2013. New export orders were at a four-month low.

The UK manufacturing sector had suffered more than 20,000 job losses in just three months.

The European Commission cut its UK growth forecast due to the UK’s impending decision about its stay or exit from the European Union.

Business owners in the UK and EU business with stakes in the United Kingdom find an uncertain future with regards to business preservation in the future.

April’s contraction is a clear sign that the June 23 vote is starting to “creep” towards the real economy.

“An atmosphere of deep unease is building throughout the manufacturing supply chain, eating away at new orders, reducing British exports and putting more jobs at risk,” said David Noble, head of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

“A sense of apprehension across the sector is being caused by enduring volatility in the oil and gas industry, falling retailer confidence and the uncertainty created by the EU referendum. In a month that saw the collapse of BHS, the troubles in the British high street are being felt just as keenly in Britain’s factories.”

GP Services Receive Huge Funding Boost Of £2.4 Billion

extra funding the NHS receives for GP services would pay 5,000 extra GPs and 5,000 more non-medical staff, including nurses, pharmacists and therapists.

The NHS rescue package is part of the five-year plan to help GP services expand further and improve access for patients requiring GP help.

The Royal College of GPs and the British Medical Association had repeatedly voiced concerns over the pressure on GPs the previous year.

The new GP strategy, according to NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens:

“GPs are by far the largest branch of British medicine and as a recent British Medical Journal headline put it – if general practice fails, the whole NHS fails.

“So if anyone 10 years ago had said, ‘Here’s what the NHS should now do – cut the share of funding for primary care and grow the number of hospital specialists three times faster than GPs,’ they’d have been laughed out of court.

“But looking back over a decade that’s exactly what’s happened. Now we need to act and this plan sets out exactly how.”

The NHS receives about 370 million consultations a year from patients. With over a third of GPS planning to retire in the next five years, a huge figure deficit can reduce the quality of NHS healthcare services.

The NHS only has about 32,628 full-time GP, a huge fall from the population in 2009 that had 6 GPs to 10 patients.

Huge Legal Fee Disparities Discovered Across The United Kingdom

Known for its affordable legal services, the UK’s legal aid cuts had disqualified many low-wage earners the right to claim justice.

This is further proven by a survey and analysis conducted by the Legal Services Board and the Competition and Markets Authority.

According to the two, the prices of the UK’s legal fees immensely vary from one company to the other.

The survey discovered that some services for uncontested divorce involving children have a legal fee from £150 in some fees. This same service could reach £17,000 in other firms.

The enormous price differences between legal firms make them inaccessible for the UK’s poor.

Senior judges had mentioned that the high cost of lawyers’ fees and legal aid cuts make the UK’s legal system in favour of the rich.

According to LSB Chief Neil Buckley:

“This research demonstrates that it really does pay to shop around. For many consumers, substantial savings on commonly purchased legal services – especially those which do not require face to face delivery – can be made by searching the market across England and Wales.

“For consumers in the south-east in particular, our research shows that a premium may be paid for direct, locally sourced legal services of the type covered by this report.

“The legal services market is changing and we are seeing numerous signs of innovation as new providers enter the market and existing providers develop their services. But there is still some way to go before all consumers can be confident of finding the legal service they need at a price they can afford.

“Firms who are yet to adapt will have to look at what their competitors are providing. This is a market with huge potential for delivering a better deal for consumers.”

The survey conducted about 1,506 telephone interviews from November 2015 to January 2016. Companies and legal firms provided prices on specific scenarios in different legal areas, which include , lasting power of attorney, estate administration, divorce and conveyancing.