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Weird ‘Michelin man’ is spotted walking on top of clouds near passenger jet

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

What the hell? (Picture Nick O’ Donoghue)

Is this what goes on on top of the clouds when we’re not around? Cloud giants wandering around, bold as brass?

This chilling scenario could actually be true, after an Easyjet passenger captured a cloud man ambling along while on a flight from Austria to Gatwick.

Even more scarily, the creature resembles the Stay-Puft marshmallow man which wreaks havoc in New York at the end of Ghostbusters.

O Donoghue says, ‘I was flying back from a work ski trip in Austria, I was on the window seat with two work colleges beside me.

‘They were talking like crazy and I was gazing out the window, as you do. I… Read the full story

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Belgian with ‘direct relationship’ to Paris attackers arrested in Morocco

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

26-year old Salah Abdeslam, who is wanted by police in connection with recent terror attacks in Paris, as a police investigation continues on Thursday, November 19, 2015. The notice, released on the Belgian Federal Police website warns anyone seeing Salah Abdeslam, should consider him dangerous. This undated file photo provided by the Belgian Federal Police. (Belgian Federal Police via AP)
The origins of Salah Abdeslam are currently unknown (Picture: AP)

A Belgian man who had a ‘direct relationship’ to the Paris attackers has been arrested in Morocco, according to the country’s interior ministry.

The ministry said in a statement that the man, who is of Moroccan descent, was arrested near Casablanca on Monday after… Read the full story

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Sixth death at popular City restaurant as man falls from rooftop terrace

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

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The incident occurred just after 4pm on Sunday at Coq D’Argent (Picture: Chris Gascoigne/View Picture/REX/Shutterstock)

A man has died after falling from the rooftop of a popular city restaurant, making him the sixth to have died in nine years at the same location.

The 29-year-old man fell to his death from the rooftop terrace of Coq D’Argent on Queen Victoria Street.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics were called to the restaurant just after 4pm on Sunday.

Police closed off the road to traffic… Read the full story

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Disturbing video shows the cruelty of making animals perform in circuses

| Animals, blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

If you were in any doubt that it’s cruel to keep animals in circuses, then this video should make up your mind.

A new video on Facebook shows the harsh realities of life for animals that are forced to perform for humans.

The footage, uploaded by Spanish animal rights group Asociación Animalista Libera, shows poodles being beaten as part of their training, and an ostrich being repeatedly whacked.

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Lots of people are quitting Facebook for 99 days this year – and most of them feel happier

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

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Forget Dry January, people are trying to quit something much harder than booze this January – Facebook.

The 99 Days project has seen its number of quitters triple this month – and its founder says that most people feel ‘happier’ after doing so.

Around a quarter of people who manage to quit Facebook for the full 99 days also quit for good, according to Merijn Straathof (the man behind 99 Days).

Data from the project will be used in university research projects at Leiden University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to work out why some people find Facebook so addictive – and what happens when you quit.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Straathof says, ‘We’re not saying everyone should. But for us the idea of not using Facebook was a very… Read the full story

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Whatsapp is now completely free – after it dropped its 69p annual fee

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

WhatsApp (Picture Getty)
WhatsApp (Picture Getty)

You might not even have noticed, but you’ve been paying a subscription for Whatsapp – $1, or 69p a year.

But the company has just dropped the fee, meaning WhatsApp is completely free from here on in.

Better still, the fee ISN’T going to be replaced with annoying ads, its chief has promised.

Speaking at a conference in Germany, WhatsApp chief Jan Koum said the annual fee would be scrapped immediately, and the service would become completely free to all users.

Previously the app had been free for the first year before users were asked to pay for every subsequent year.

Mr Koum instead saying the app will focus on making… Read the full story

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People want to ban bishops from House of Lords over ‘evil’ gay marriage decision

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a press conference at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent following the conclusion of the Anglican Communion Primatesí meeting and gathering, as he has apologised to the gay and lesbian community for the "hurt and pain" caused by the church. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 15, 2016. Mr Welby said it was a "constant source of deep sadness" that people were persecuted because of their sexuality as he spoke after a meeting of Anglican leaders. See PA story Religion Anglican. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby PA Wire


People really aren’t happy about the Church of England suspending a U.S.… Read the full story

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NASA ‘probably won’t get to Mars’ by the 2030s, new report claims

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016


Getting to Mars and actually surviving there is really, really difficult – just ask Matt Damon’s character in The Martian.

And a new report by the US Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) suggests that NASA’s being a touch over-optimistic when it comes to when we’ll get there.

A NASA report last year suggested we might get to the Red Planet by the 2030s – but it’s too risky and the technology isn’t well-enough researched, ASAP suggests.

ASAP wrote, ‘Unfortunately, the level of detail in the report … does not really validate whether NASA would be capable of achieving such an ambitious objective in a reasonable time period, with realistically attainable technologies, and with budgetary requirements that are consistent with the current economic environment.

‘Although the document does identify a few specific technologies that will be needed to accomplish the overall mission, including Solar Electric Propulsion and a Deep Space Habitat, it lacks a top-level architecture… Read the full story

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Cab driver’s wife launches campaign to force TFL to shut down Uber

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: In this photo illustration, a smartphone displays the 'Uber' mobile application which allows users to hail private-hire cars from any location on June 2, 2014 in London, England. The controversial piece of software, which is opposed by established taxi drivers, currently serves more than 100 cities in 37 countries. London's black cabs are seeking a High Court ruling on the claim that the Uber software is breaking the law by using an app as a taxi meter to determine rates. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Artemis Mercer hopes to shut down Uber with her crowdfunding campaign (Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It is said that Uber’s success story rivals even… Read the full story

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Looking for a new job? Here’s what you should have on your CV

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

Finding a new job is extremely hard. Landing your dream job even more so because you have to prove why YOU are perfect for the job.

Oh and you’re expected to do that within the restraints of a two-page document.

Your CV is crucial in setting you apart from other potential applicants yet many people still underestimate how important it is and what to prioritise.

According to a recent survey, what we think is important on a CV is vastly different to what employers are actually looking for.

MORE: These are our perfect jobs – if money wasn’t an issue

For example, 72 per cent of people think it’s important to include personal interest section in their CV while only 41 per cent of recruiters agree.

The survey, carried out by recruitment specialists, Michael Page, surveyed 2,000 people and 480 recruiters.

Other tips revealed in the survey include the fact… Read the full story

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