The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 24th, 2019 evening edition

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Labour accuse Boris Johnson of acting 'only in the interest of the wealthy elite' after he gave a government job to a businessman who lent him his £9.5 million flat.

Millionaire businessman Andrew Griffith has been appointed as a "corporate adviser" to Boris Johnson's new administration.

Boris Johnson and his campaign team are currently holed up in Griffith's £9.5 million property in central London.

LONDON — Boris Johnson has been accused by opponents of allowing friends to "buy influence" after a business executive who loaned the incoming prime minister his lavish £9.5 million home was offered a job in Johnson's new administration.

Andrew Griffith has stepped down from his role as chief financial officer at broadcasting giant Sky to work as a "corporate adviser" to Johnson.

"It's blindingly obvious — Boris Johnson and his government will act only in the interest of the wealthy elite.".

Johnson previously worked from the flat belonging to his partner Carrie Symonds located in Camberwell, south London. »

Internal Nintendo Memo Instructs Customer Service to Fix ‘Joy-Con Drift’ for Free

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“Customers will no longer be requested to provide proof of purchase for Joy-Con repairs,” the internal customer service details say.

If a customer requests a refund for a previously paid Joy-Con repair [...] confirm the prior repair and then issue a refund.”.

The memo was provided to VICE Games by a source familiar with Nintendo's updated customer support documentation. »

Rice device channels heat into light

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The ever-more-humble carbon nanotube may be just the device to make solar panels – and anything else that loses energy through heat – far more efficient.

Rice University scientists are designing arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel mid-infrared radiation (aka heat) and greatly raise the efficiency of solar energy systems.

Naik said adding the emitters to standard solar cells could boost their efficiency from the current peak of about 22%. »

Man's death ruled to be from natural causes until funeral home finds stab wounds

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WSB-TV learned the investigator listed Ray Neal's death as being due to natural causes when he had actually been stabbed several times.

But because Neal had several known illnesses, including hepatitis C, the investigator apparently believed the blood loss was part of his natural death.

Investigators said they found stab wounds on Monday, and the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. »