WA signs whole-of-government deal with AWS

“Consumption-based services have the potential to replace costly, redundant, low-scale in-house computing infrastructure and provide more rapid, agile, scalable, and cost-effective ICT services,” the WA government said of the AWS deal on Wednesday. “By utilising cloud services agencies will be positioned to deliver higher quality and value for money digital services to the public”.

Who Is Grand Admiral Thrawn? The Star Wars Character Explained

Grand Admiral Thrawn is a member of a mysterious alien race known as the Chiss. His native name is Mitth’raw’nuruodo. He has blue skin and has an unparalleled level of brilliance within the ranks of the Empire. He led the Empire following the death of Palpatine. As a brilliant strategist, Thrawn was able to ascend […]

‘A lot of people are crying, I guess’: Clint Eastwood blasts Oscar race row boycott as Charlotte Rampling defends her comments calling the backlash ‘anti-white’

‘The idea of a boycott is ridiculous. Are their noses bent out of shape by the award nominations? Of course. That is normal in a town of egos and red carpet desires. While there were many performances of note, not all my choices for ‘best’ in the various categories have been realized.

Good luck with that! Melania Trump invokes sense of national unity as she shows off White House Christmas decorations for last time (unless her husband really does run again)

And they are just two of the many receptions held in the holiday season. It’s not unusual for there to be an event every night the first few weeks of December as the first couple welcomes staff, supporters, party members and donors into the executive mansion to see the decorations and toast the season.  

REVEALED: Trump will host up to two Christmas parties a DAY inside the White House between now and 25th with no mention of masks on the invites (and Republicans are falling out about being snubbed!)

The East Room is dedicated to transportation with trains, planes and automobiles. Included in that is an ornament in the shape of Air Force One and a train labelled ‘White House Express’ that runs on a table in the center of the room. The décor celebrates innovation in technology from the first Transcontinental Railroad to […]

‘Off for a cooked breakfast and a pint!’: Tier Two drinkers rejoice as lockdown ends while those in Tier Three are left pining for the pub – as landlords get set for busy day serving ‘substantial meals’

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said two scotch eggs would be ‘a starter’, 24 hours after Environment Secretary George Eustice said one is a substantial meal for the purposes of buying alcohol in pubs in Tier 2. But Mr Gove added to the confusion by saying later it could also count as a main […]

VPBank and Mastercard launch credit card program with special privileges to SMEs

In addition, VPBank customers will also receive additional benefits from the Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who build digital software for enterprise systems on AWS. These companies include DataBrain Company, offering free six months (for a maximum of 100 employees) of its FacePass Check-in service for three offices or factories; Kiu Global company, providing one month […]

Now you CAN hug your granny: Ministers REVERSE ban on hugging elderly loved ones in care homes this Christmas as they roll out rapid coronavirus tests

THE NEW CARE HOME VISITING RULES  The ‘default position’ of care homes should be to support and enable visits.Care home residents living in all tiers will be able to see their families indoors by Christmas thanks to the distribution of rapid tests.Residents will be allowed to choose two different people as designated visitors, who can […]

Emotional moment woman cuddles ex-husband in care home after seven weeks apart as new Covid rules mean loved ones can finally meet in person – but bosses fear visits could still be a week away

Martin Green of Care England, which represents care providers, warned that homes still faced a ‘huge administrative and logistical burden’ in order to allow visits before Christmas. He criticised the Government for failing to allow provision for the extra staffing that may be required.

Shops get set for Wild Wednesday when national lockdown ends tomorrow with huge sales and longer opening hours – as desperate shopping centres enlist celebrities to urge people to ‘shop physical’ on the High Street

‘It’s difficult to predict what business will be like in December. It’s usually a very busy time, but will people be scared? Also, as the North East is in Tier Three, bars and restaurants will be shut. Will people want beauty treatments if there is nowhere to go?’