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Destiny 2 DOWN: Bungie emergency maintenance after BAT, WEASEL, PORPOISE errors

UPDATE: The Bungie Help Twitter has said emergency maintenance for Destiny 2 is now complete, but engineers will continue to investigate the issues players have been experiencing.

The Bungie support Twitter posted: “Emergency maintenance is complete and we’re continuing to investigate these issues. Stand by for updates.”

ORIGINAL: Destiny 2 servers have been brought down for emergency maintenance after BAT, WEASEL and PORPOISE errors hit the hugely popular Bungie shooter.

The Bungie Help Twitter account announced that Destiny 2 servers were being taken offline after midday UK time.

The account tweeted: “Destiny 2 is being brought offline for emergency maintenance. Stand by for updates.”

The surprise server downtime came after Bungie said they had been investigating BAT, WEASEL and PORPOISE errors players were experiencing.

Bungie first reported these Destiny 2 server errors just before 4am BST today.

At the time the Bungie Help Twitter posted: “We are investigating issues causing Destiny 2 players to receive error codes BAT, WEASEL and PORPOISE.”

The Destiny 2 emergency server maintenance comes as Guardians are waiting to find out where Xur will be this week, and are gearing up for the return of Trials of Osiris rewards.

The latest Crucible challenges will go live from 6pm BST today, so hopefully the server issues affecting Destiny 2 will be cleared up by then.

Elsewhere, in the recent this week at Destiny 2 blog post Bungie revealed some Bungie Store changes on the horizon.

The Destiny makers said: “On July 1, the Bungie Store beta will be rolled out as we prepare to transition to a new e-commerce platform.

“Players with existing Bungie Store accounts will be prompted to change their passwords once the beta is live.

“With the new store, players will be able to sign in using their Bungie.net accounts, which will make viewing, browsing, and purchasing Bungie Rewards an improved and more streamlined experience.

“Please note that any generated Bungie Rewards codes for the Vault of Glass Art Print, Descendant Seal, and Splintered Seal will no longer be valid after July 1, 2021.

“Players who do not purchase these Bungie Rewards before July 1 will need to sign in with a Bungie Store account linked to a Bungie.net account that has completed the appropriate Triumph(s) to purchase the associated Bungie Rewards item.”

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Olympic trials begin without Shelby Houlihan after emergency injunction denied

American record holder Shelby Houlihan’s request for an emergency injunction was turned down Friday following her 4-year-ban for nandrolone.

EUGENE, Ore — Shelby Houlihan’s quest to overturn her doping suspension in time to run at this year’s Olympic trials is over. Houlihan’s request for an emergency injunction from Switzerland’s highest court was turned down Friday because the court didn’t have the original decision to reference in order to make its own judgment.

The Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport announced earlier this week it had banned Houlihan for four years after international testers found traces of the performance enhancer nandrolone in her system.

Houlihan, who finished fourth at world championships last year in the 1,500 and holds the American record at both 1,500 and 5,000 meters, says the positive test came because she ate a pork burrito hours before the test. There are many examples in recent years of tainted meat causing positives.

Houlihan had been entered in Friday’s preliminaries for both distances at Olympic trials, but her name was removed before the races started.

She offered an update on the case on social media.

“I want to be clear that, contrary to media reports, I never had any intention of competing if this injunction wasn’t granted,” she said. “If I was going to race, it was going to be the right way. I respect the sport and my competitors too much.”

Her uncertain status for the races threw the day leading into the start of trials into chaos.

USA Track and Field announced early Thursday that Houlihan would be allowed to run until she had exhausted all her appeals, which presumably included an appeal to the Swiss court. That brought a backlash from athletes and others who asked why an athlete who had received a ban from CAS, the ultimate authority in the sports world, was being allowed to race.

USATF and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee came back later in the day and said they would adhere to all antidoping rules. USATF explained that it didn’t receive official notice of Houlihan’s ban until late in the day, and therefore hadn’t been in position to remove her from the lineup.

Meantime, Houlihan’s team sent its appeal into the Swiss high court, asking for an injunction. While that request was denied, Houlihan said she would pursue the appeal once CAS issues its full decision.

“I am told that appeals of this kind are difficult to win, but I continue to believe that the truth will prevail,” she said.

In a social media post, and a video news conference earlier in the week, Houlihan and her attorney gave a detailed explanation of their case — including the existence of hair samples that offered no evidence of long-term buildup of nandrolone and a food log that showed she ate the burrito hours before the test.

“I can’t begin to find the words to express how disheartening this is,” she said in Friday’s post on Instagram. “It absolutely breaks my heart to have my dreams and career taken away for something I did not do.”

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Apple releases emergency iOS update for older iPhone models to fix dangerous flaws

Apple has launched an important update for older iPhone and iPad owners today. While these devices aren’t supported with the latest version of iOS – missing out on the most exciting new features, designs and apps – Apple has released an update to fix a number of worrying vulnerabilities discovered inside the software. Since iPhone users with these older models aren’t used to getting excited about the arrival of new emoji or widgets… there’s less incentive to check the Settings app for new versions of iOS, compared to those with the latest handsets who are now already on tenterhooks about the upcoming features in iOS 15 coming later this year.

However, there is a new update available for older iPhones and it’s much, much more important than shiny new widgets or a refreshed design from Apple. The latest update, iOS 12.5.4, is available right now on iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and the 6th generation iPod Touch can also download the patch now. The last time that Apple rolled out a new update to these devices was back in May 2021.

The only reason that Apple is pushing out the update to older iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners is to try to quickly fix a number of issues in iOS, specifically two problems with WebKit and a memory corruption glitch. All three of these issues could allow bad actors to execute remote code on your device – leaving the door open for malware to take over your handset, keep track of your data, or worse.

“This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple urged all affected iPhone owners in the notes published alongside the iOS 12.5.4 update.

Here are the full details of what iOS 12.5.4 is designed to fix on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


  • Available for: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation)
  • Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted certificate may lead to arbitrary code execution
  • Description: A memory corruption issue in the ASN.1 decoder was addressed by removing the vulnerable code.
  • CVE-2021-30737: xerub


  • Available for: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation)
  • Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
  • Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.
  • CVE-2021-30761: an anonymous researcher


  • Available for: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation)
  • Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
  • Description: A use after free issue was addressed with improved memory management.
  • CVE-2021-30762: an anonymous researcher

If you have one of the affected devices, you’ll need to head to the Settings app on your device. Then, you need to go to General > Software Update and hit the Download button.

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M60 closed as police emergency sparks 30 minute delays – Ambulance on scene

All lanes have been closed in both directions, according to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). Emergency services are at the scene near junction 23. TfGM confirmed there are around 30 minute delays.

TfGM said: “M60 J23 (Ashton) both directions – All lanes closed.

“This is due to an ongoing police incident.

“Delays are expected, plan your journey before you travel.”

Highways England tweeted: “#M60 clockwise at #J23 (#AshtonUnderLyne #A635) is closed within the junction.

“All traffic is being brought off via the exit slip, to re-join via the entry slip due to a Police incident.

“Traffic Officers, @NWmwaypolice, @NWAmbulance are on their way to the area to assist.”

They added: “There are 30 minute delays on approach to this #M60 incident (above usual journey times) spanning 2.1 miles back to J22.

“Average speeds on approach to J23 are 16 mph.

“Traffic is advised to follow the hollow circle route to re-join the M60 at J23 or J24.

The MancTraffic Twitter account said the air ambulance was also on the scene,

They tweeted: “M60 within j23 CLOSED both ways.

“Police and Air Ambulance at the scene.

“Congestion on the A635 Manchester Rd with 1 lane closed w/b over the motorway.

“Queues c/w to j21 and ac/w towards j24.”

More to follow…

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Emergency services scramble to Southend United's Roots Hall as fire breaks out

Southend United’s Roots Hall is on fire and fire crews have rushed to the stadium to try and extinguish the blaze. Dark clouds could be spotted from miles away billowing out of the 69 years old ground.

Southend were relegated from League Two after finishing 23rd in the table this season.

That means they dropped out of the Football League for the first time in the club’s history.

And their woes have gone from bad to worse as four fire engines were dispatched to Victoria Avenue at 5.45pm.

Police have asked the local area to keep windows and doors closed as they battle to get the flames under control.

Meanwhile, Southend attempted to save their Football League status by axing manager Mark Molesley in April.

They brought former boss Phil Brown back to the club but he was unable to keep ther Shrimpers afloat.

“We need to move things on quickly and relegation is never a nice feeling,” Brown said after the final game of the season, a 3-1 loss to Barrow.

“I took the six games to back myself and probably in hindsight it was maybe two games short, but that’s life.

“I accepted the six games because I wanted to prove to the Chairman that I can motivate a group of players and win games of football and I was delighted to get my 100th win as Southend United manager.

“That was a very proud moment for me.

“With that in mind, I hope it doesn’t finish there.

“I’ve signed a two-year deal which is geared towards promotion and then it becomes a third year automatically, which I shook hands on and I’m going to back myself to do.

“Hopefully I can get to 200 wins in that short space of time, and if that’s the case then certainly promotion is on the cards, if not back-to-back promotions. Let’s take one step at a time.”

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Crisis could soon be 'over' if vaccines stop the need for emergency care, says expert

Professor Andrew Pollard said that while preventing infection was important, how jabs stop serious disease is key. He said yesterday: “If the current generation of vaccines are able to stop people going into hospital – while there is mild infection – then the pandemic is over because we can live with the virus. “The thing that makes this a pandemic is people going into hospital. So what we really need to know is how well vaccines are performing in preventing people from going into hospital.
“What we’ve seen so far is that protection against hospitalisation and death is much higher than protection against mild infection.

“So what I’m waiting for is to find out whether these infections that we’re starting to see a little bit with this current variant are completely uncoupled from hospitalisations and deaths.”

Discussing data from Public Health England on real-world vaccine efficacy, Prof Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that it would take a few more weeks to get evidence.

He added: “We are going to have to live with the virus, but it doesn’t matter if most people are kept out of hospital because then the NHS can continue to function.

“We just need a little more time to have certainty.”

Residents in Blackburn, one of the hotspots for the Indian variant, continued to queue at drop-in vaccination centres yesterday.

Prof Pollard said it was not certain whether booster jabs would be needed this winter but scientists are primed to deliver them.

He added: “That’s the evolution of this virus, that it’s going to find ways around immune responses to be able to spread a bit better.

“That gives a really important public health message – that if you’re unvaccinated, then the virus will eventually find those individuals in the population who are unvaccinated.”

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Northwich train station roof collapse sparks emergency – terrified passengers flee debris

Footage posted online showed the aftermath of the emergency, with terrified passengers fleeing the debris. 

An emergency siren can be heard as the platform is cleared.

Massive piles of rubble amassed on the platform, with concrete slabs jutting out at dangerous angles. 

More images posted on social media also show a pile of rubble in the waiting room area.

READ MORE: Eurostar bailout crisis: Cash-strapped rail firm secures £250m

Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury told the Northwich Guardian: “I was shocked to learn of a serious roof collapse at Northwich Railway Station this morning.

“My team have spoken to police and, miraculously, it appears nobody has been injured although there has been major disruption to the railway.

“Clearly there will need to be an official investigation to understand what has happened.

“Having just spoken to a senior Northern Rail manager, the priority is to make the area safe and get the trains running again.

“I am raising this matter with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps as a matter of urgency.”

A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Everyone present at the time is accounted for.

“The crew is assessing the scene with representatives from Network Rail and has notified council engineers.”

Northwich is a quiet commuter town in the North West of England.

Its links to Manchester and Chester make it a busy route for workers in the region.

There are expected to be severe delays on the line, which operates London Northwestern and Avanti rail services.

Services running through that station will now be delayed by at least 40 minutes. 

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Edinburgh shopping centre panic after 'explosion' – emergency services rush

Pictures posted on social media showed smoke filling the sky of the surrounding area to the shopping centre. One, who posted images on Twitter, wrote: “Just been an explosion outside Westside Plaza Shopping Centre, Wester Hailes – thick black smoke in surrounding air”. The shopping centre is home to a range of shops, including a cinema and supermarkets.
Westside Plaza Shopping Centre confirmed the incident to Express.co.uk.

Emergency services have rushed to the scene. 

It is understood a gas canister caught alight, causing the “explosion”. 

Local fire crews are now on the scene at the shopping centre. 

Police are also thought to be on the scene to attend the blaze. 

As it stands, it is not known if there have been any injuries from the explosion. 

The incident is ongoing as fire crews deal with the fire. 

This is a breaking story…more to follow

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Emergency program to give $50 off internet bill opens today

Americans can begin applying for $ 50 off their monthly internet bill on Wednesday as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic.The $ 3.2 billion program is part of the $ 900 billion December pandemic-relief package. The government is increasing spending on broadband as the pandemic made it starkly apparent that millions of Americans did not have access to, and could not afford, broadband at a time when jobs, school and health care were moving online.

It’s unclear how long the money will last but it’s expected to be several months. Tens of millions of people are eligible, although the Federal Communications Commission, which is administering the program, did not specify a number.For example, your household is eligible if you receive food stamps, have a child in the free or reduced-price school lunch program, use Medicaid, or lost income during the pandemic and made $ 99,000 for single filers, or $ 198,000 for joint filers, or less.

There are other eligibility requirements, too – see getemergencybroadband.org to find out if you qualify.

You can get the discount even if you owe your phone or cable company money. That’s important because some people have been barred from low-cost plans offered by internet service providers when they owed their service provider money. More than 800 cellphone and home-internet companies are participating, including AT&T, Charter, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon.

People in tribal areas are eligible for up to $ 75 off their bill. There is also a $ 100 reimbursement for desktop computers, laptops or tablets – in that case, you must pay between $ 10 and $ 50 of the cost of the device yourself and buy it through your broadband provider.

The discount could apply to a household’s whole bill, or you can use it to trade up to a more expensive offering and your bill is partly covered.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a more robust, although temporary, program to help people afford internet than Lifeline, the FCC’s other affordability program, which subtracts only $ 9.25 a month from phone or internet bills. A household can use both the Lifeline and EBB programs.

The Biden administration has proposed $ 100 billion to get Americans connected, and even before that, billions of dollars are going to improve internet access.The FCC on Tuesday approved a $ 7.2 billion program for schools and libraries to connect students in their homes. The Treasury Department is also setting up a $ 10 billion fund for improving internet connectivity. The money for both came from the $ 1.9 trillion March pandemic relief package.

There has also been hundreds of billions more in general funds sent to states that could be spent on broadband access.

The program launches Wednesday at 9 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. CT.

Visit this tab on the emergency broadband website to apply.

The video above is from a previous story on when the program was first announced in March.

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AstraZeneca weighs seeking full, not emergency, U.S. approval for COVID-19 shot – WSJ

AstraZeneca weighs seeking full, not emergency, U.S. approval for COVID-19 shot - WSJ© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A vial of the AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is seen in a general practice of a doctor, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Vienna, Austria April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

(Reuters) -AstraZeneca Plc may skip asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine and instead pursue the more time-intensive application for a full-fledged license to sell the shot, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Such a step would further delay any rollout of the British drugmaker’s shots in the United States, according to the report https://on.wsj.com/3eWvrry, which cited people familiar with the matter.

Asked about the Wall Street Journal report, AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:) did not comment directly, saying in an emailed statement that it “continues to progress our FDA submission for AZD1222.”

“It is important to note the substantial size of the file – in addition to the U.S. trial data, the filing will also include analyses and pharmacovigilance from all studies to-date, in addition to real-world evidence data,” the company added.

Last week, AstraZeneca said it was working as fast as possible to compile data on its COVID-19 vaccine to apply for U.S. approval. The company said it planned to apply for U.S. approval in the coming weeks.

The White House said late in April that the United States would start to share up to 60 million doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine with other countries over the next few weeks.

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot, developed by Oxford University, has resulted in reports of rare blood clots with low platelet levels that occur more commonly in younger adults. Some countries have advised the shot be given only to older people.

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