What Is News Now?
What is News and what Is Not
What is news and what is not news? How do they decide between a big news story and a small one? They do it the same way as everyone else.
Everyone makes the same judgments when they talk about one event over another. The same event can have different levels of interest in different societies. If a wall collapses, killing a cow and pig, which is more important?
The answer will vary from society to society, depending on the importance of cows and pigs. It cannot be news if it is not new. The assassination of Mrs Gandhi is interesting and significant, but it cannot be reported in tomorrow's papers because it is not new.
Things are happening all the time, but not all of them are news. A man wakes up, eats breakfast and goes to work on a bus, but nobody wants to read about it because it is not unusual. Ordinary and everyday things are not news.
Events which are new and unusual are not of general interest. Scientists may say that an insect has just been found on a plant that it had never been to before. The event is unusual but not likely to interest anyone other than a specialist or enthusiast.
The UK's shortage of heavy goods drivers
The shortage of heavy goods drivers was caused by the coronaviruses epidemic, the tax changes and the fact that there were not enough qualified drivers. There is a shortfall of about 100,000. John Lewis says it is chartering extra ships to make sure it has Christmas stock on time, while the Toy Retailers Association says shoppers may struggle to find what they want.
The shortage of drivers in the UK has made it harder for supermarkets to fill gaps on the shelf, so they have to wait longer to sell out. Some of the most popular sweets might not be on store shelves in the run-up to Christmas. The UK's shortage of HGV drivers and global shipping issues are causing supply chain problems for the company that makes Quality Street and Aero.
Ozy's claims about the New York Times and a possible case of securities fraud
A New York Times story last week raised questions about Ozy's claims of millions of viewers and readers, and also pointed out a potential case of securities fraud.
Evergrande should not be a government rescue
There are companies that do business with Evergrande. Firms that make construction and design products are at risk of going bankrupt. A credit crunch would be bad news for the world's second largest economy because companies that can't borrow find it hard to grow and operate. Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times newspaper, wrote on the chat app and social media platform that Evergrande should not rely on a government rescue and needs to save itself.
You can get a free-to-play plan that gives you cloud access to your own games on Steam, GOG, and Uplay, all of which are running on the latest PC gaming hardware. Cloud gaming services like Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass, Shadow or PS Now are examples of how you can play games hosted on remote services and streamed over the internet to one of the supported devices. The Shield TV app is only in a limited form at the moment, so no guarantees on performance or availability are made.
Pre-order a new tier of the Turing test. It will launch in North America, Europe and Asia in November and offer 8-hours of playtime in a single session, exclusive access to the server that runs on the hugely impressive RTX 3080 graphics cards, and up to 120 frames per second gaming. 4K HDR will be available for the Shield TV owners.
The big thing about the service is that you can play your own games. If you have a good library of games on Steam, GOG, Uplay or another online library, you can install a lot of them on the remote machine and play them whenever you want. You don't have to wait for them to install before playing some of them.
A Conversation with Jeremy and Audrey
Jeremy andAudrey have the most important jobs being parents. They're proud parents to Ember and Bode. If you follow Jeremy's account, you will find tons of photos of himself with his children and gorgeous family photos. Jeremy has created a world of his own, even though he's not in the spotlight anymore.
The Airshow 2020
It is an opportunity for the public and people in the tech trade to see the most futuristic inventions in the world. The expo 2020 is drawing big crowds each day, and the airshow will be taking over the emirate in November for what is tipped to be its biggest event yet.