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Saturday June 9th, 2018 evening edition

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Now, if you need some extra juice while you’re out, Anker has you covered with two new USB-C battery backs that have been specifically designed to quickly recharge Nintendo’s portable console.

Now, the Switch uses a standard USB-C port for charging, so pretty much any USB-C PD battery pack with a high enough power output will work in a pinch.

But Anker’s new packs claim to be different: both power banks have been calibrated specifically for fast-charging the Nintendo Switch.

Anker claims that players can fast-charge their consoles in less than three hours, even while still playing games.

There are two battery packs to choose from: the larger Anker PowerCore 21000 PD, which is an updated version of the Anker PowerCore 20000 PD, costs $89.99. Anker claims it can extend the Switch’s battery life by up to 15 extra hours (or roughly five full charges).

There’s also the Anker PowerCore 13400 PD, which costs $69.99. Anker claims is the “smallest Power Delivery power bank” that can fast-charge the Nintendo Switch.

The two battery packs will be available for preorder later in June from GameStop and Anker’s website. »

Research Finds Tipping Point for Large-scale Social Change

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This idea of a social tipping point applies to standards in the workplace, and any type of movement or initiative.

Over the past 50 years, many studies of organizations and community change have attempted to identify the critical size needed for a tipping point, purely based on observation.

“The classical model, called equilibrium stability analysis, would dictate that 51% or more is needed to initiate real social change. »

Illegal adoptions statistics in Ireland could be as many as 15,000

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Mothers who were told that their babies had died,” Fergus Finlay told RTÉ’s radio show Morning Ireland.

Read more: Tuam babies adopted in large numbers to US, says historian who broke the scandal.

Campaigners say they have been raising the issue of illegal adoptions for many years and the practice was extremely widespread. »

Software blocks MPs' Welsh e-mail

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The four MPs of the Welsh party, Plaid Cymru, have noticed that bilingual English-and-Welsh e-mails sent to them have been rejected for allegedly having "inappropriate content".

I'm wondering whether the scanner has picked up on part of a Welsh word which when taken out of context can be considered offensive. »

A&W Canada to eliminate plastic straws from all restaurants

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A&W restaurants in Canada will eliminate plastic straws from its locations by January 2019.

The burger shack will become the first fast-food chain in North America to eliminate plastic straws in favour of biodegradable paper straws, according to representatives from A&W Canada.

The move will prevent 82 million plastic straws from ending up in landfills every year, according to A&W Canada. »