US approves first small modular nuclear reactor design

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission certified a design for an advanced small modular reactor (SMR) for the first time.  NuScale Power’s design has become the seventh reactor design cleared for use in the U.S., a move the Department of Energy said would equip the nation with a new clean power source and send emissions falling.  … Read more

Netflix bans password sharing: Crackdown to come in late March

Bad news for Netflix freeloaders: Password sharing ‘will be banned’ by late MARCH – and at least 100 million viewers will be impacted By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com Published: 15:44 GMT, 25 January 2023 | Updated: 16:53 GMT, 25 January 2023 The time Netflix ‘freeloaders’ have long feared will soon arrive – password sharing will … Read more

Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp down for thousands of users in US

LOS ANGELES: Social media apps of Meta Platforms were down for thousands of users in the United States on Wednesday, according to media reports. More than 18,000 Instagram users reported issues with accessing the app and about 13,000 incidents were reported for the Facebook app, reported Xinhua. Many users have taken to Twitter to voice … Read more

Babylon star Margot Robbie and her father Doug do have a relationship, her uncle says

EXCLUSIVE: Margot Robbie’s uncle sets the record straight about the Hollywood star’s alleged falling out with estranged dad: ‘They DO have a relationship’ Wayne Robbie is the brother of Margot’s father Doug Gold Coast-based realtor says pair in regular contact Doug and Margot’s mother split when Margot was a toddler  Robbie family  ‘immensely proud of … Read more

Sam Newman says Rex Hunt is seeking mental health help after footy legend’s roadside medical drama

Sam Newman says Rex Hunt is seeking mental health help after the footy legend’s late-night roadside medical drama: ‘He is not in a good place’ Newman visited Hunt in hospital after medical episode  Said the footy legend is seeking help for his mental health  If you need support, contact Lifeline 13 11 14, or Beyond … Read more

Bank Negara turns 64, commits to building a better Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) celebrated its 64th birthday today by remaining committed to building a better Malaysia for generations to come. In 1955, the World Bank published a report recommending the establishment of a central bank in Malaya, and Bank Negara Tanah Melayu was opened for business on Jan 26, 1959. The Malayan … Read more

Sydney company asks potential employees bizarre, discriminatory pre-interview questions

‘RUN’: Read the bizarre list of ‘pre-interview’ questions a Sydney workplace asked potential employees – with some bordering on discrimination Potentially illegal questions sent to job hopeful Questionnaire could be deemed discriminatory  Questions related to unrelated personal information   By Freddy Pawle For Daily Mail Australia Published: 03:27 GMT, 25 January 2023 | Updated: 07:49 GMT, … Read more

Major medical schools follow Harvard’s lead and pull out of US News rankings

A number of medical schools, including Columbia, Stanford and University of Pennsylvania, have followed Harvard’s lead and withdrawn from U.S. News & World Report medical school rankings. The schools have all offered similar explanations, arguing that the criteria used to generate rankings do not reward the best learning environments and that its preferences are overly influenced … Read more

Brisbane neighbour offers beer mid-argument to dog owner as they fight over excessive barking

Is this the most Aussie argument EVER? Neighbours erupt over barking dogs – but not before one of them politely offers the other a beer A man cracks beer mid-argument with dog owner The two were arguing about excessive dog barking  The argument subsided once the man took a sip  By Freddy Pawle For Daily … Read more

McCarthy accuses Biden of ‘playing politics’ with debt ceiling, demands sit-down on spending cuts

‘Here’s the leader of the free world, pounding on the table’: Kevin McCarthy accuses Biden of ‘playing politics’ with the debt ceiling and demands sit-down with the White House to talk spending cuts Democrats, who run the White House and Senate, have staked out the position that they are not negotiating on spending cuts to offset … Read more

Even Jimmy Carter found classified docs in his home after leaving office in 1981  

Former President Jimmy Carter once found classified documents in his home, according to a new report, illustrating the long-running nature of the records-control issues now plaguing President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.    Carter found the classified materials at his home in Plains, Georgia, and returned them to the National Archives, a person familiar … Read more