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Egyptian firm offers escape from Gaza – for ,000 a head

Egyptian firm offers escape from Gaza – for $5,000 a head

London/Cairo —  From her home in Cairo, Etemad Abu Tahoun watches with terror as — hour by hour — the television news relays the devastation wrought on Gaza. Her only son, 23-year-old Momen, is trapped in the Palestinian territory. A brief, broken video call confirms he is still alive – before the signal cuts off. She is trying to crowdfund enough money to pay for her son’s escape. “I will help him to escape from the killing,” she said. “And his presence will be my support as I navigate the challenges that lie ahead.” But escaping Gaza isn’t easy. Egypt has closed the Rafah crossing to most Palestinians, fearing an exodus of refugees. Since the Israel-Hamas war broke out in October, Egypt has permitted just a single travel agency, called Hala, to operate cross-border journeys from Gaza into Egypt – what it terms a “coordination.” The firm is based in the office of its parent company, Organi, in Cairo. Its fees have reportedly risen 14-fold from the pre-war price, to $5,000 per adult and half …

How do dogs think about their toys? Study offers insights into canine cognition

How do dogs think about their toys? Study offers insights into canine cognition

Ever wondered what your dog is thinking when it eagerly searches for its favorite toy? A study from the Family Dog Project at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest brings us closer to understanding the canine mind. Researchers discovered that dogs create “multi-modal mental images” of familiar objects. This means that dogs remember and think about objects, like their toys, in various sensory dimensions such as appearance and scent. The study, published in the journal Animal Cognition, is a significant step towards understanding the cognitive processes of our canine companions. Previous research into canine cognition has increasingly shown that dogs possess a surprisingly sophisticated ability to process and interact with their environment. Studies have specifically explored how dogs can discriminate between different objects and react to human language, revealing a complex cognitive landscape. For example, some dogs, known as “Gifted Word Learner” dogs, have demonstrated the rare ability to learn and recall the names of dozens of objects, suggesting they associate specific verbal labels with physical items. This ability hints at a form of mental representation …

Jamie Oliver offers unseen peek at courtyard at sprawling £6m family home

Jamie Oliver offers unseen peek at courtyard at sprawling £6m family home

Jamie Oliver’s home life has interested fans since he married Juliette Norton in 2000.  Now the Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals star, 48, and Jools, 49, as she has become fondly known, own a £6 million mansion which they share with their five children – Poppy Honey, 22, Daisy Boo, 21, Petal Blossom, 15, Buddy Bear, 13, and seven-year-old River Rocket. © InstagramJamie shared a new corner of their gorgeous home On Tuesday, the TV chef shared a never-before-seen corner of their gorgeous Elizabethan mansion in Essex where their adorable pup cuddled up on his dog bed in front of traditional French doors opening out to their leafy courtyard.  © InstagramTheir courtyard is just one tiny part of their sprawling outside space “Just me and Conker enjoying the calm between the sun and rain,” the dad-of-five wrote. “Wish the weather would make up its mind ha ha ha anyone else ??? X x x”. © InstagramThe couple own a £6 million mansion The family moved into Spains Hall in 2019. The amazing country property boasts ten …

Logitech offers mouse and keyboard users free ChatGPT upgrade

Logitech offers mouse and keyboard users free ChatGPT upgrade

Logitech mouse and keyboard users are reportedly receiving a free AI upgrade that will incorporate ChatGPT. The Logi AI Prompt Builder will launch a software window that helps users access the chatbot’s assistance without interrupting their workflow. At the press of a button, users can rephrase or summarize blocks of text and receive suggested queries based on the text they have selected, according to predefined recipes of common queries. If a user’s current Logitech mouse is not recognized by the system, at least one new model will soon feature an AI button that is expected to become universal. The AI edition of the M750 mouse, which has a teal-colored key, will provide instant access to the new feature. This edition will be exclusively available in the US and UK, retailing for $49.99 and £54.99 respectively. Although the special edition AI mouse is not mandatory, a Logitech device is essential, as the prompt builder is included in the company’s Logi Options+ software bundle. Currently, the Logi AI Prompt Builder is compatible only with ChatGPT and supports …

Rebel Moon Part 2 on Netflix offers more action, backstory of warriors

Rebel Moon Part 2 on Netflix offers more action, backstory of warriors

Director Zack Snyder says Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver shows his full vision for the franchise. The second installment of the sci-fi adventure picks up from where Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire, released four months earlier, left off. It sees Sofia Boutella’s character Kora and a group of rebel warriors team up with the people of Veldt, a peaceful farming moon, to ward off an attack from the tyrannical Motherworld and its resurrected, ruthless military leader Atticus Noble (Ed Skrein). “I always knew that this was going to be like half a movie. Our whole idea was to get the movies out right next to each other so people could have the complete experience. And I think that’s what we’re really hoping for with this is that people get a chance to see the entire thing,” Snyder said as he premiered the film in London on Tuesday (Apr 16). Part Two also sees actors Djimonn Hounsou and Bae Doona reprising their roles as General Titus and Nemesis and Anthony …

Coach service offers journeys across the UK for knockdown price of £2 each way | Coach travel

Coach service offers journeys across the UK for knockdown price of £2 each way | Coach travel

A transport company is offering £2 tickets for coach trips across the UK to be taken up to May 12. With a £1 service fee, that means travellers planning journeys can book long-distance tickets from £3 on the FlixBus website or app. In England there is a government-backed scheme capping local bus tickets at £2 until December 2024, but this offer opens up longer routes and also applies to journeys into and around Wales and Scotland, where the £2 cap doesn’t exist. So, if you fancy a trip through the blossoming valleys from Bristol to Swansea, or from Glasgow to Inverness via the Cairngorms, now is the time to book. The deal is available until Sunday 21 April. The international travel tech company is celebrating three years of business in the UK. It runs in partnership with local coach companies using green, branded vehicles. Earlier this year FlixBus launched the first direct electric coach service between London Victoria station and Newport in south Wales two of around 75 UK destinations currently covered by the network. …

An FDA approved device offers a new treatment for ringing in the ears : Shots

An FDA approved device offers a new treatment for ringing in the ears : Shots

After using the Lenire device for an hour each day for 12 weeks, Victoria Banks says her tinnitus is “barely noticeable.” David Petrelli/Victoria Banks hide caption toggle caption David Petrelli/Victoria Banks After using the Lenire device for an hour each day for 12 weeks, Victoria Banks says her tinnitus is “barely noticeable.” David Petrelli/Victoria Banks Imagine if every moment is filled with a high-pitched buzz or ring that you can’t turn off. More than 25 million adults in the U.S., have a condition called tinnitus, according to the American Tinnitus Association. It can be stressful, even panic-inducing and difficult to manage. Dozens of factors can contribute to the onset of tinnitus, including hearing loss, exposure to loud noise or a viral illness. There’s no cure, but there are a range of strategies to reduce the symptoms and make it less bothersome, including hearing aids, mindfulness therapy, and one newer option – a device approved by the FDA to treat tinnitus using electrical stimulation of the tongue. The device has helped Victoria Banks, a singer and …

Botswana president offers to send 20,000 elephants to Germany

Botswana president offers to send 20,000 elephants to Germany

BERLIN — Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi threatened this week to send 20,000 elephants to Germany after its Environment Ministry floated the idea of banning the import of trophies from endangered species. It’s not the first time Botswana has offered up the country’s elephants. When Britain talked in March about legislation to ban the import of trophies, Botswana’s environment minister, Dumezweni Mthimkhulu, suggested filling London’s Hyde Park with 10,000 of the majestic animals — though he later called the offer “rhetorical.” The root of the president’s rather sharp-tongued generosity is the long-running tension between those morally opposed to the lucrative business of big-game hunting and the impoverished countries that benefit from it — in this case Botswana, home to 130,000 elephants, nearly a third of the world’s population. Trophies from big-game hunting are regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, through a permit system, but animal rights activists have long called for a complete ban on the hunting of endangered species. ‘I hate elephants’: Behind the …

Best Buy Offers Record Low Prices on 15-Inch M2 MacBook Air at 0 Off

Best Buy Offers Record Low Prices on 15-Inch M2 MacBook Air at $300 Off

Best Buy this week continues to offer all-time low prices on the 15-inch M2 MacBook Air, which is available for $300 off right now at the retailer. Anyone can get these deals and you don’t need a My Best Buy Plus or Total membership to see the discounts. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Starting with the 15-inch 256GB M2 MacBook Air, you can get this model for $999.00, down from $1,299.00. The 512GB model has hit $1,199.00, down from $1,499.00. Both of these are record low prices on the 15-inch M2 MacBook Air. If you’re shopping for the new 15-inch M3 MacBook Air, you can find the first discounts on this computer at Amazon. However, anyone looking to save money should focus on Best Buy’s discounts on the M2 MacBook Air, which is still a solid option for most workflows and everyday tasks. Be sure to visit our full …