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White House Slams Bezos Criticism of Biden Tax Comments

Slashdot - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:37
The White House slammed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Monday after the billionaire accused President Biden of "misdirection" in his comments on inflation and corporate taxes. From a report: Biden tweeted Friday that the wealthiest corporations must "pay their fair share" to help bring down record-high inflation. Biden also recently met with Amazon labor organizers after their union victory. Bezos responded to Biden claiming inflation and corporate taxes aren't related. "Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection," he tweeted. "It doesn't require a huge leap to figure out why one of the wealthiest individuals on Earth opposes an economic agenda for the middle class that cuts some of the biggest costs families face, fights inflation for the long haul, and adds to the historic deficit reduction the President is achieving by asking the richest taxpayers and corporations to pay their fair share," deputy White House press secretary Andrew Bates said in a statement per the Washington Post. "It's also unsurprising that this tweet comes after the President met with labor organizers, including Amazon employees." Bezos fired back shortly after, saying the White House is trying to "muddy the topic." "They know inflation hurts the neediest the most. But unions aren't causing inflation and neither are wealthy people. Remember the Administration tried their best to add another $3.5 TRILLION to federal spending," he tweeted. "They failed, but if they had succeeded, inflation would be even higher than it is today, and inflation today is at a 40 year high."

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New Sky documentary The Essex Murders to examine Essex boys case

Chelmsford Weekly News - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:36
The three-part Sky documentary will go beyond the headlines of the Essex boys' murders case.
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New Sky documentary The Essex Murders to examine Essex boys case

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:36
The three-part Sky documentary will go beyond the headlines of the Essex boys' murders case.
Categories: Local News

Essex dad 'lost 11st in 14 months after son asked if he was going to die'

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:36
Matt Riggs, from Basildon, Essex, knew it was time for a change so joined the gym and changed his diet - and he's now managed to lose an incredible amount of weight and is loving his new healthy lifestyle
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Rocket Lab is taking NASA's CAPSTONE to the Moon

The Register - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:27
Mission to lunar orbit is further than any Photon satellite bus has gone before

Rocket Lab has taken delivery of NASA's CAPSTONE spacecraft at its New Zealand launch pad ahead of a mission to the Moon.…

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Essex Police officer ran into burning building to rescue bedbound neighbour with motor neurone disease

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:26
PC Nash just finished a night shift when his neighbour's house erupted into flames
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Rare Palestine banknote found in Brentwood Oxfam charity shop sells for £140,000

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:25
Paul Wyman found the rare banknote in an Oxfam shop and thought it looked a little unusual
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East of England Ambulance Service Trust staff members suspended for 'inappropriate messages on social media group'

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:19
A source has claimed approximately 30 staff have had action taken against them
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Essex planning: New SEN school building for 140 pupils opening this year in Grays

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 15:56
This application consists of accomodating 140 pupils
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Coinbase Slows Hiring To Help Weather Market Downturn

Slashdot - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 15:48
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reined in a plan to triple its headcount this year in response to turbulent market conditions. From a report: Emilie Choi, Coinbase's president and chief operating officer, said in a blog post on Tuesday that the firm would be slowing hiring to "reprioritize our hiring needs against our highest-priority business goals." The note had been circulated among staff earlier. "Heading into this year, we planned to triple the size of the company. Given current market conditions, we feel it's prudent to slow hiring and reassess our headcount needs against our highest-priority business goals," she said. "Headcount growth is a key input to our financial model, and this is an important action to ensure we manage our business to the scenarios we planned for, specifically the potential adjusted Ebitda we are aiming to manage to."

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Alibaba Cloud adds third datacenter in Germany

The Register - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 15:46
More Euro-presence than any other Chinese company, but still nowhere near Google or AWS

Alibaba has pulled ahead of its Chinese rivals in Europe with the opening of a third datacenter in Germany.…

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How Braintree residents living in big houses can qualify for fuel bills help

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 15:41
The council has received £229,200 from Government to help people who do not qualify automatically with their fuel bills
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Essex missing person: Police search for Harwich woman last seen in Clacton

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 15:15
The missing 37-year-old is believed to be wearing a t-shirt and jogging bottoms
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Hardening in the enterprise: SUSE releases Rancher 2.6.5 and NeuVector 5.0

The Register - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 15:12
Still a 'nimble idea factory' under the gaze of the Chameleon

Kubecon  SUSE acquisition Rancher is growing up, with a decidedly enterprise-friendly 2.6.5 release and version 5.0 of NeuVector.…

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Essex Weather Centre warns of thunderstorms in next 48 hours

Chelmsford Weekly News - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 15:09
FORECASTERS are warning thunderstorms could hit Essex over the next 48 hours as temperatures continue to soar.
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Essex Weather Centre warns of thunderstorms in next 48 hours

Braintree and Witham Times - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 15:09
FORECASTERS are warning thunderstorms could hit Essex over the next 48 hours as temperatures continue to soar.
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Mastercard Launches 'Wave To Pay' Programme

Slashdot - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 15:00
Mastercard is launching a "controversial" biometric payments programme in stores, as the card company tries to keep pace with nimble fintechs and bigger competitors such as Amazon. From a report: Retailers that sign up to its pilot scheme can allow customers to pay in-store with a gesture such as a smile or a wave. The system, which requires customers to enrol first, could also be connected to loyalty programmes and purchase history. "Payments is a wide space, and we are trying to offer what customers want," Ajay Bhalla, Mastercard's president of cyber and intelligence, told the Financial Times. He said that Mastercard could act as the "enabler of the ecosystem," setting unified privacy and security standards for a technology that has raised the hackles of privacy and data protection campaigners. "It's important that we make sure that data is handled properly and the transaction is safe," said Bhalla. "Everything is done with consumer consent." The facial recognition software itself will come from companies including Japan's NEC, Brazil's Payface and California-based PopID. The first pilots are launching this week at five supermarkets run by the St Marche chain in Brazil. The ambition is to eventually allow consumers to use a single enrolment to pay across different stores, says Bhalla, with further pilots planned across regions including Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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Latest phase of Basildon's 700 home Gardiners Park development launched

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 14:57
There would be 82 new homes in land occupied by Basildon Rifle Club, according to a statement
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Witham housing funds to improve local neighbourhoods used for £4m community centre miles away

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 14:55
The total cost of the community centre is estimated at £4million
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Chingford woman told neighbours 'you're dead' and spat at their son in sledgehammer garden attack

This Is Total Essex - Tue, 17/05/2022 - 14:36
Joanne Shreeves had also spat at their son who was standing in the driveway
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