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Robbie Williams’ dad Pete battling Parkinson’s disease

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Robbie Williams’ dad Pete has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (Picture: Getty)

Robbie Williams’ dad, Pete, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

The Angels singer has opened up about fears for his family, explaining they have ‘a lot of issues’ at the moment.

And he has been struggling spending lockdown in LA, as he’s desperate to be by the 70-year-old’s side.

‘We’ve got a lot of family issues right now,’ he said according to the Mirror. ‘My dad has got Parkinson’s, my mother-in-law who I love dearly has got a very big illness. We can’t get to them. My dad is thousands of miles away.

‘My mum is just a year short of 80 and she’s in isolation and I can see the things whirling in her mind and her eyes going.’

The 46-year-old also explained there were points at the beginning of isolation where he felt he was ‘going into fear’.

Robbie Williams has been worrying about his dad’s health (Picture: Getty)

Discussing the difficult times himself and wife Ayda Field have been through, he added: ‘But the difference between me now and the person I used to be… I saw it, thought “That’s interesting – tomorrow will be different”. And it was.’

Robbie’s words come after it was rumoured he would be reuniting with his Take That bandmates for a charity concert.

The Never Forget stars have allegedly secured a ‘huge undisclosed fee’ to perform together during lockdown, almost 30 years after the release of their first album, with the dad-of-four getting on board.

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A source told The Sun that ‘hundreds and thousands of pounds’ are being spent to host the show that will see Take That perform from their homes.

‘The amount of money involved to make this happen is hundreds of thousands of pounds,’ they claimed.

‘The gig will go out into people’s homes over the internet and each band member will be performing from their own homes so they won’t actually be together.

‘They can’t be physically reunited because of travel restrictions and corona rules but it is still them all coming together to perform their hits, something no one has seen in a long time.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Robbie’s reps for a comment.

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Best Indian Apps will be announced today, the winner will get a reward of 20 lakh rupees, see this live !!

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Best Indian Apps will be announced today

Taking a further step towards making the country digital and self-reliant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Self-reliant India Innovation Challenge’ last month.

Under this challenge, the government has given people the opportunity to create Indian apps in different categories.

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These include everything from photo editing to gaming apps. The best Indian app winning in this challenge will be given a reward of Rs 20 lakh and today is the grand finale of this challenge in which the winners will be announced.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared a post on his Twitter account

He posted about the Grand Finale of Best Indian Apps and it has been informed that the names of its winners will be announced today.

These apps have been selected by an eminent jury and represent Indian Tech Innovation.

At the same time, the tweet posted on MyGovIndia’s Twitter account stated that the grand finale results can be seen through the live show.

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This live show will begin at 12 noon today.

This can be seen by visiting mygov’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

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  • The self-reliant India Innovation Challenge has encouraged people to develop Indian apps. It is divided into many different categories, from photo editing to gaming apps.
  • So that Indian users in all these categories can get the facility of Made in India apps.

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The Government of India has banned 59 Chinese mobile applications, including top social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat, and Helo, to counter the threat posed by these applications to the country’s “sovereignty and security”.

The govt also cited complaints about data on Indian users being transferred abroad without authorization.

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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Will have These Latest Exclusive Features Now | Check Out How to Use Them?

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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Will have These Latest Exclusive Features Now | Check Out How to Use Them

Google announced the new features in a blog post on Wednesday.

The tech giant said that it was announcing enhancements to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slide mobile apps. You can download the apps to avail of these features for Docs (Android/iOS), Sheets (Android/iOS), and Slides (Android/iOS).

Google said in a blog post that the new features aim to help mobile users “efficiently create, collaborate, and communicate.”

Here’s a look at the new features introduced in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides !!

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Latest features introduced in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

  • Smart writing: This AI-driven tool will help reduce spelling and grammatical errors and speed up writing. This feature was already available on the Web at the beginning of this year and is now starting to be launched on mobile phones.
  • Link preview: Now, clicking on the link in the Google Docs will display a dynamic card with information about the content, such as thumbnails, owner details, the latest activity of the Drive file, titles, etc. You can complete all these operations without leaving the application so that your reading process will not be affected. This feature is available on iOS and will be rolled out to Android in a few weeks.
  • Comment response: Now, you will see the latest annotated subject of the document in Gmail, and you can directly parse or reply through the message. This feature was launched by Google on the Internet last year and is now also available for Android and iOS mobile applications.
  • Comment interface: Google has improved the comment interface to make it easier for team members to collaborate. The new interface makes it easier to scroll through, reply to comments, and @mention other content. It is available on Android and will be rolled out to iOS within a few months.
  • Vertical navigation: Now you can use the “Zoom” function to view the slides as a vertical stream in the slides. This will help to view the presentation faster and make it easier to switch to editing or presenting content.
  • Dark theme: Google stated that the dark theme is supported in documents, tables, and slides on Android and will be available on iOS in the next few months. This feature was launched in July.

 

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Amazon makes sweeping changes in India operations for first Prime Day of pandemic

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Amazon makes sweeping changes in India operations for first Prime Day of pandemic

Amazon.com Inc. will kick off its first Prime Day since the coronavirus outbreak later this week in India, modifying almost everything about the retail bonanza to navigate the realities of a new era.

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“After a lot of conversations, we decided to go ahead with Prime Day,” said Akshay Sahi, head of Prime at Amazon India. “Life has to go on. Sellers have to get back on their feet.”

Prime Day will have the customary deep discounts, hundreds of exclusive products, new launches, and cashback offers. But in a profound departure from the past, the global retailer will have a virtual operations room instead of a real one, with thousands of employees coordinating the sale from their homes, and stringent hygiene protocols for its armies of packers, sorters, and deliverymen.

That Amazon is holding its 48-hour sale despite the pandemic underscores the intense competition in the country’s online retail sector.

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Changes Made in Delivery Centres:

  • The online retailer said it has made over a hundred such process changes in its buildings, stipulating new rules on face coverings and daily temperature checks.
  • Hand cleaning is mandated no less than eight times during a shift.
  • Even the slightest sign of elevated temperature requires a worker to remain at home for three days.
  • When a delivery person arrives at a customer’s door, he is required to ring the doorbell and then step several feet back.
  • This year, 10 new fulfillment centers have opened to meet new demand. more than 50,000 temp workers have been hired and freight capacity secured from local airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet.

Changes Made in Work Structure:

  • This year’s Amazon event will be devoid of the usual Bollywood dancing and the endless supply of Indian street foods, foot massages, and costume parties. Instead, hundreds of employees will plan and coordinate the sale from home, their only respite virtual mood-boosters like standup comedy and selfie competitions.
  • Amazon executives are closely watching the situation in different cities and regions, coordinating with local governments on extra safety measures.

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