Irma: Eight dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Irma: Eight dead at Florida nursing home left without power

Media playback is unsupported on your device Eight people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died. Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing home in the city of Hollywood. Five others died in hospital. Ten million people are still without power in…

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Power firms alerted on hack attack scenarios

Power firms alerted on hack attack scenarios

Power firms around the world are being warned about how to spot if they are being targeted by hackers who shutdown parts of Ukraine’s electricity grid. The warnings have emerged from analysis of the malware used in an attack in Ukraine in December. That left about 230,000 people without power for hours after substations were shut down via implanted malware. The move comes as researchers at Black Hat and Def Con reveal ways power firms…

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British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

British and Irish Lions power past Maori All Blacks

Maori All Blacks v British and Irish Lions Maori All Blacks (10) 10 Tries: Messam Cons: McKenzie Pens: McKenzie British and Irish Lions (15) 32 Tries: Penalty try, Itoje Cons: Halfpenny Pens: Halfpenny 6 The British and Irish Lions gained a confidence-boosting win as their power told against the Maori All Blacks in wet conditions at Rotorua International Stadium. Leigh Halfpenny kicked them into a half-time lead with Liam Messam scoring for the hosts. The…

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Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her feminist sci-fi novel The Power. Her book envisages a world in which women have developed the ability to give electric shocks at will. The chair of this year’s judges, Tessa Ross, praised Alderman’s “brilliantly imagined dystopia, her big ideas and her fantastic imagination”. Alderman received the £30,000 prize at a ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday. “The women’s movement is more…

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AMD Updates Ryzen’s Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

AMD Updates Ryzen’s Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

When AMD launched Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 earlier this year, it recommended that reviewers test with Windows 10’s power plan set to “High Performance,” as opposed to the “Balanced” configuration we typically prefer for testing and that Windows uses by default. Now, the company has released a new chipset driver that will add and automatically activate a power profile that gives Ryzen more control over its own power states. The problem initially occurred because…

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Power Rangers film features openly gay superhero

Power Rangers film features openly gay superhero

An openly gay superhero features in the new Power Rangers big screen outing in what is thought to be a film first. Yellow ranger Trini, played by actress and singer Becky G, is depicted as having “girlfriend problems” in the film, according to early reviews. Director Dean Isrealite told The Hollywood Reporter that Trini is “questioning a lot about who she is”. It comes as the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast features a…

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NES Classic Edition mods are unlocking its power as a universal gaming emulator

NES Classic Edition mods are unlocking its power as a universal gaming emulator

The NES Classic Edition was a hot gift over the holidays — Nintendo couldn’t make them fast enough to meet demand. Who would have thought people would be so excited to play the 30 retro games on this box? Well, that wasn’t all buyers were excited about. If you give people interesting new hardware, they’ll start modding it. In the case of the NES Classic Edition, it’s fast becoming the gaming emulator of your dreams….

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Harry Potter producer Sonia Friedman tops The Stage power list

Harry Potter producer Sonia Friedman tops The Stage power list

Theatre producer Sonia Friedman has topped this year’s Stage 100, a list of the UK’s most influential people in performing arts. It is the first time she has topped the list, which is compiled by theatre publication The Stage. Friedman’s recent credits include Dreamgirls, Nice Fish, Funny Girl and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She is the first number one in the history of the Stage 100 not to own or operate West End…

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