Mark Kerry was a healthy 48 year-old from Worcestershire, a father of three, grandfather of two and a loving husband to his wife Melanie. Together with Melanie, Mark loved life and lived it to the full, they socialised with friends every weekend, loved to travel and loved holidays.
Mark and Melanie run mobile home parks and were heavily impacted in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. With the mobile home business being a mixture of residential and holidays, the holiday side was halted when lockdown and heavy restrictions were enforced. As with millions of people worldwide, they found themselves spending most of their time at home.
Like most of us, Mark was eager to get life back to some form of normality and, knowing the business was suffering and being self-employed, the quicker the better.
In late 2020, nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced that a Covid vaccine had been approved and was being rolled out to stop the spread of the virus and save lives, ready for use in December 2020.
Democrat and Confederate President Jefferson may have been unable to expel President Abraham Lincoln from the capitol, but Democrat delegate Eleanor Norton (D-D.C.) might.
Norton, Washington D.C.’s non-voting Congressional representative, reintroduced legislation to remove a statue of Lincoln with a kneeling freed slave.
The statue has stood in Lincoln Park near the Capitol since 1876. It depicts a slave, shirtless and shackles broken, about to stand up. Lincoln stretches out his hand over the man.
Freed slaves paid for its creation. But according to Norton’s press release, that’s not enough.
AHouse-passed bill rescinding $71.5 billion for the hiring of up to 87,000 IRS agents has languished in the Democrat-led Senate for nearly four weeks without a vote.
The funding was part of the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that Democrats passed last year.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy pledged to schedule a vote to eliminate the funding as his first order of business in the new, Republican-led House. The GOP bill passed along party lines on Jan. 9.
Republicans have argued the funding could be used to target Americans earning less than $400,000 per year with additional audits. In response to the criticism, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote to the IRS instructing the agency not to use additional resources to target individuals or families in that category.
Maryland’s Howard County Public School System’s [HCPSS] Black Lives Matter curriculum includes teaching kids about 13 forms of oppression, such as “speciesism.” Yes, oppression against plants.
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Mech “The Bot” Johnson, a 15-foot-tall and 8,800-pound human-controlled robot suit, is working with Sapphire Las Vegas’ security detail during the four-day Consumer Electronics Show that kicked off Thursday.
The robot will be stationed outside the strip club’s gates to keep those waiting in line thoroughly entertained, likely because it is too massive to fit through any door frames.
“He will be protecting us all from the Ai bots taking over the Las Vegas #CES convention so that you may party worry free all weekend long!” the club said in an Instagram post.
Weighing nearly 4.6-tons, The Bot is a “human-controlled giant, powered all-terrain robotic ‘mech’ suit” that was flown in from Vancouver for CES, Sapphire Las Vegas said.
The quantum computing revolution is almost upon us, with a vast array of sensors, communication systems, and spectacularly powerful computers all tantalizingly close to actualization.
Functional prototypes of quantum computers, like Google’s Sycamore machine, are already in operation across the globe. At the heart of such technologies are “quantum bits” or “qubits,” the fundamental units of quantum computation, similar to how bits are the foundational units of traditional computing.
Now, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new method of creating tiny light-emitting points called color centers; they arise in defects within crystals by taking a known material and giving it a twist. In turn, these controllable color centers could be used as a new way to generate qubits.
A former producer for ABC News was arrested Tuesday on federal charges of transporting child pornography.
James Gordon Meek, who lives in Arlington, Va., had several devices seized from his home by the FBI last April, the Department of Justice said in a statement. According to court documents, they contained images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Authorities also found multiple chat conversations with users who expressed enthusiasm for sexually abusing children.
The Department of Justice said that, in two of those conversations, a username allegedly associated with Meek received and distributed child sexual abuse materials through an internet-based messaging platform.
President Joe Biden is planning to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic so that it can be captured and studied, a senior source has revealed.
The White House decided against shooting the balloon down over home soil amid fears for American lives and sparking an international incident, a senior US official said.