NEWS DIGEST 19.12.2021: Chaos at Manchester Airport’s Xmas getaway; other UK stories

Good morning. Today’s news is via Facebook. Hundreds of passengers have been caught up in chaos at Manchester Airport with many missing flights due to long queues through security. People reported passengers in tears after being ‘stranded’ when flights took … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 19.12.2021: Chaos at Manchester Airport’s Xmas getaway; other UK stories

NEWS DIGEST 11.12.2021: Cambridge family Christmas photos; other stories

Welcome everyone. Today’s news is from Microsoft Bing News. Kate Middleton and Prince William have unveiled their highly anticipated Christmas card for 2021. It features a beaming Duke and Duchess of Cambridge alongside their children Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 11.12.2021: Cambridge family Christmas photos; other stories

NEWS DIGEST 28.11.2021: Developments in IoT & quantum computing; El Salvador buys the Omicron bitcoin dip

Good morning. Twitter is our source for today’s news bulletin. The UK government has today introduced new legislation to Parliament that aims to better protect consumers’ IoT devices from hackers. The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill places new cybersecurity … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 28.11.2021: Developments in IoT & quantum computing; El Salvador buys the Omicron bitcoin dip

PAPERLESS POST: HEMNA reviews the Christmas e-cards you can personalise

Christmas draws ever closer with a mere weekend separating us from roasts and festive puddings, mulled wine and heartily sung carols. It is also prime card-giving season, with 668.9 million Christmas cards sold in the UK (2008) and an astonishing 1.9 billion cards sent in the United States over the festive period (2005). If like a lot of people, you are pressed for time, the idea of buying several dozen packs of paper cards, envelopes and stamps and having to individually write out each one probably is a difficult thing to move up on your to-do list. You know you have to, … Continue reading PAPERLESS POST: HEMNA reviews the Christmas e-cards you can personalise

PHOTO MOMENT: Canadian elf coin

  A 25-dollar pure silver coloured coin issued by Canada in 2016. The coin, part of a popular and recent tradition of countries issuing coinage with full-colour scenery and even holographic elements, shows a mythological ‘woodland elf’ on the reverse. The elf, dressed in green hat and suit, is busy at work building a wooden birdhouse amidst typical northern Canadian forest scenery. The obverse features a unique profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The coin was recently launched by the Royal Canadian Mint, based on a design by local artist Jesse Koreck, and is being sold at face value in … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Canadian elf coin