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GitLab version 15 goes big on observability • The Register

One-stop DevOps shop GitLab has announced version 15 of its platform, hot on the heels of pull-based GitOps turning up on the platform’s free tier. Version 15.0 marks the arrival of GitLab’s next major iteration and attention this time around has turned to visibility and observability – hardly surprising considering the acquisition of OpsTrace as …

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National rail strike moves a step closer as workers back industrial action | Business News

The prospect of the biggest rail strike in decades has moved a step closer after thousands of workers backed industrial action. Railway workers have voted overwhelmingly to strike, the RMT union announced – a total of 71% of those balloted took part in the vote with 89% voting in favor of strike action and 11% …

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China’s dominance of critical minerals may be as dangerous for Europe as Russia’s energy weapon

Prices of lithium carbonate have risen almost tenfold this year. Cobalt is up by 150pc, and nickel futures have almost doubled. The IEA calculates that the “cathode materials” in battery packs for electric cars have jumped from 5pc to 20pc of the total cost in less than a decade. Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg issued …

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Glencore to plead guilty to bribery charges and pay $ 1.5bn penalty

Glencore will plead guilty to multiple counts of bribery and pay penalties of about $ 1.5bn following US and UK investigations that uncovered corruption at one of the world’s largest commodity traders. The UK Serious Fraud Office on Tuesday charged the group’s subsidiary Glencore Energy UK with seven cases of profit-driven bribery and corruption in …

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The three Stoke-on-Trent pubs included in the Good Pub Guide 2022

Stoke-on-Trent boasts some excellent pubs offering a brilliant range of ales for the discerning drinker. Many offer tasty food – and some entertainment like open-mic nights and quizzes. But three have been singled out for praise in The Good Pub Guide 2022. The guide includes a list of the watering holes judges consider the best …

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The UK looks to innovation hubs to help ‘level up’ left behind areas

At the turn of the century, some disused coalfields in northern England were an ugly symbol of the UK’s industrial past. But today, where slagheaps once stood at Orgreave in South Yorkshire sits a thriving collaboration between university academics and leading companies on high tech manufacturing. The Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, founded in 2001 by …

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Energy price cap will surge to £ 2,800 in October, Ofgem boss to tell Sunak

The energy price cap is expected to surge from £ 1,971 to £ 2,800 a year in October, the boss of Ofgem has told Rishi Sunak, piling further pressure on the chancellor to help struggling Britons through a deepening cost-of-living crisis. The energy regulator’s chief exective, Jonathan Brearley, told MPs on the Business, Energy and …

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