Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip caught in public argument on Australia royal tour | Travel News | Travel

Queen Elizabeth is the picture of calm composure whenever she makes a public appearance. Big displays of emotion are rarely seen among the royals, particularly the older family members. However, there was a time when Elizabeth let her feelings show in front of press photographers. During the visit, an Australian film crew witnessed a moment when the Queen was very angry with her husband indeed. They were outside the royal’s chalet in Victoria when the incident occurred. The camera team witnessed Prince Philip storm out of the front door. Moments…

State Pension contracted out: What does it mean to be contracted out of the State Pension? | Personal Finance | Finance

The State Pension comes in two forms, the Basic State Pension and the New State Pension. The Basic State Pension is the old kind and comes at £134.25 for the full amount. In contrast, the New State Pension comes at £175.20 per week at its maximum, and the amount you will get depends entirely on how many qualifying National Insurance years you have when you reach the right age. What does it mean to be contracted out of the State Pension? The rules of being contracted out only apply to…

Low self-esteem can decrease your sex drive – tips for building self-confidence

Low self-esteem can take a toll on your emotional health and wellbeing. It can lead to anxiety, which may trigger impotency issues (i.e. erectile dysfunction). How can you improve your sense of self? The mental health charity Mind explained: “Self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves.” Based on opinions and beliefs about oneself, self-esteem can affect every area of your life. Mind notes that self-esteem can affect whether you: Like and value yourself as a person Are able to make decisions and assert yourself Recognise your strengths and positives…

Classic car UK: Vehicle owners risk £1,000 fine for missing MOT exemption rule

Classic cars which were built or first registered over 40 years ago do not need an MOT test as long as they meet certain criteria. As part of this exemption, vehicles must have had “no substantial changes” over the last 30- years to qualify. The guidance says: “You need to check whether the vehicle has been substantially altered in the last 30 years, checking against the criteria. “If it has been altered substantially a valid MOT certificate will continue to be required. If you are unsure check, for example from…

Moon landing: Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 vault opening exposed ‘ancient lunar mystery’ | Science | News

The Apollo programme was the US human space project founded by NASA to fulfil US President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing man on the Moon. Armstrong and his fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin did just that, after touching down the lunar lander Eagle on the dusty surface on July 20, 1969. The pair spent two-and-a-quarter hours exploring and collecting more than 20kg of rock samples, before burying the US flag into the Moon’s surface and blasting back to Earth. Overall the Apollo programme returned 382kg of lunar rocks and soil,…

Microsoft Teams will stop working for millions tomorrow, Internet Explorer 11 block

Microsoft Teams is undergoing a big change, with the popular web conferencing service set to stop working on Internet Explorer 11. On Monday November 30 the web-based version of Microsoft Teams will stop working with IE11, so if you’re an Internet Explorer fan you’ll have to switch to Microsoft Edge to use Teams in a browser. The Windows 10 makers announced this big Microsoft Teams change earlier this year, and it appears to all be part of a push to move Internet Explorer 11 users onto Edge. Besides IE11 losing…

Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther star ‘learned tricks of trade from Harrison Ford’ | Films | Entertainment

The legendary US actor, who famously brought Black Panther to life, will be remembered today on what would have been his 44th birthday. Boseman died in August after a secret four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman carved his name in cinematic history with his iconic portrayal of Marvel’s King T’Challa. Among the scores of fans and celebrities who remembered the star in touching tributes, was Harrison Ford, who branded him “as much a hero as any he played”. Unearthed accounts from Boseman reveal that the Star Wars actor served as…