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Family members shave heads to raise money for cancer

Seren’s mother Jenny Deverell first noticed a small lump under her daughter’s ribs one morning as they ate breakfast. Doctors found two tumours which they are treating using chemotherapy. Jenny says: “Thankfully the treatment is going well, shrinking the tumour by up to 40% so far, but it is likely she will require more, as well as surgery and possibly radiotherapy.” Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Health

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AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. On the heels of its Vega launch last week, AMD has released a new driver for its GPUs that focuses on cryptocurrency mining. The new driver is supposed to make Vega faster when mining, though AMD also notes that the driver “is provided as a beta level support driver which should be considered ‘as is’ and will not be supported with further updates, upgrades or bug fixes.” AMD and Nvidia have taken different approaches to…

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Clementine Ford: If it takes a village to raise a child, let it have lots of men

  There are a lot of cliches and sayings that get thrown around following the birth of a baby, but none are so apt as this one: it takes a village to raise a child. And hoo boy, do we really need that village. But you know who we really need in that village? More men. Clementine Ford: ‘I don’t want my son to think the people he can turn to for help are Daddy and a million other women.’ Photo: Simon Schluter It isn’t that men necessarily want to be…

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British Gas to raise electricity prices

British Gas will increase electricity prices by 12.5% from 15 September, its owner Centrica has said, in a move that will affect 3.1 million customers. However, the company’s gas prices will be held at their current level. The average annual dual-fuel bill for a typical household on a standard tariff will rise by £76 to £1,120, up by 7.3%. Centrica said the price increase was its first since November 2013, adding that British Gas was one of the last suppliers to raise prices. The company added that it would protect…

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Smart women finding it tough on the dating scene may need to raise their game

 Smart women can’t find men to impregnate them, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Geneva has been told. Professor Marcia Inhorn​, a researcher from Yale, said female graduates were freezing their eggs due to a “dearth of educated men to marry”, and that this “man deficit” was worse in countries where more women attended university.  When it comes to heterosexual dating, smart women could take a leaf out of our male counterparts’ books, writes Kerri Sackville.  Photo: Branislava Zivic/Stocksy These days I’m more concerned about avoiding…

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Have you seen It Takes A Nation To Raise A Champion?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Kuala Lumpur 2017, the brand name of the 29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games that will be held in the Malaysian capitol, has recently released a string of promotional videos on its official YouTube channel. The latest are Bahasa Malaysia and English music videos of the KL2017 official theme song, Bersama Kita Lahirkan […] Music – Star2.com

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Teachers raise concerns over Sats marking

Primary school teachers in England have taken to social media to vent their anger about what they claim are inconsistencies in the marking of this year’s national curriculum test (Sats). Using the hashtag #SATsshambles on Twitter, teachers have listed a range issues and are calling on all schools to go through their pupils’ marked papers to check for errors. The Department for Education said results of the tests were “robust and accurate” but head teachers could apply for a review of contested marks. According to the teachers tweeting, 10- and…

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