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It's time for grandparents to remember when they had to recite their "times tables" at infants' school. And guess what, while those around you have lost their brains and reach for calculators for the simplest tasks, you are still able to do multiplication in your head, mostly by just remembering that one number times another equals a third.

Use these tables to help your grand-kids, because all too often modern schooling methods don't.

On this page, times ten. Click the "Times tables" link at the bottom of the page for other tables

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While it is always dangerous to base any legal analysis on general media reports, media are reporting a case which provides sufficient fact for a discussion of the principles involved. The case involves a member of staff at a branch of Tesco in Ireland who removed product from the premises and was dismissed but has been awarded substantial damages for unfair dismissal.

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It's time for grandparents to remember when they had to recite their "times tables" at infants' school. And guess what, while those around you have lost their brains and reach for calculators for the simplest tasks, you are still able to do multiplication in you head, mostly by just remembering that one number times another equals a third.

Use these tables to help your grand-kids, because all too often modern schooling methods don't.

On this page, times nine. Click the "Times tables" link at the bottom of the page for other tables

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The group of nations that has been searching the oceans for signs of the lost Boeing 777 that was Malaysian Airlines MH370 say that they have taken all reasonable steps to locate the aircraft and have failed to find any signs of the crash site. There is no doubt that the aircraft has been lost, and little doubt over which ocean it was lost in. But that's all that can be said with any confidence, except that there has been almost no question raised over whether the aircraft itself might have had a fault.

Nigel Morris-Co...
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It's time for grandparents to remember when they had to recite their "times tables" at infants' school. And guess what, while those around you have lost their brains and reach for calculators for the simplest tasks, you are still able to do multiplication in your head, mostly by just remembering that one number times another equals a third.

Use these tables to help your grand-kids, because all too often modern schooling methods don't.

On this page, times eight. Click the "Times tables" link at the bottom of the page for other tables

Editorial Staff

The benefits that flow to Google, Bing, etc. from linking to illegal websites are substantial. So are the benefits gained by internet hosts, especially those providing anonymous or anonymising services for a fee (e.g. Cloudflare) and the internet domain registrars that facilitate the purchase and anonymisation of domains by criminals. In this article, we start the list of domains and those who benefit from providing services to them. Registered users can add their own examples of genuinely illegal websites in the comments.

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The cult of paying various US government departments, or "agencies" to say nothing of state prosecutors, to to avoid prosecution using the dubious formula of "without admitting or denying the allegations" has reached a new height as a Canadian banking group has "agreed to remit USD516,105 to settle its potential civil liability."

Note "potential." Are such deals evidence of bribery ("we'll give you money if you leave us alone") or of blackmail ("give us money or we'll cost you a fortune in dealing with a long and complex, and heavily disruptive investigation that we all know will turn up something in even the best run companies. And yes, of course we know you aren't American")

The trouble is: there were extensive compliance failures and, as in so many cases, a failure by a non-US bank to recognise the long arm of US law and regulation where US dollars are used.

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Ontario Oil and Gas Limited (sometimes reported as "Ontario Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited"), a Nigerian company, is the vehicle by which Mrs Adaoha UGO-NNADI and Walter WAGBATSOMA committed fuel subsidy fraud in Nigeria. The pair, and their company, have been convicted. Then things started to go weird. One of them is one of 16 people charged with various offences including money laundering in an entirely unrelated case.

It's time for grandparents to remember when they had to recite their "times tables" at infants' school. And guess what, while those around you have lost their brains and reach for calculators for the simplest tasks, you are still able to do multiplication in your head, mostly by just remembering that one number times another equals a third.

Use these tables to help your grand-kids, because all too often modern schooling methods don't.

On this page, times seven. Click the "Times tables" link at the bottom of the page for other tables

Editorial Staff

It's time for grandparents to remember when they had to recite their "times tables" at infants' school. And guess what, while those around you have lost their brains and reach for calculators for the simplest tasks, you are still able to do multiplication in your head, mostly by just remembering that one number times another equals a third.

Use these tables to help your grand-kids, because all too often modern schooling methods don't.

On this page, times six. Click the "Times tables" link at the bottom of the page for other tables

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So far, recounts in the US Presidential election have either been abandoned or resulted in an increase in the majority for Donald Trump. The allegations that Russians somehow infiltrated the voting systems in the USA remain entirely unproven. Today, the allegations are irritating but, ultimately, no different in principle to the tirade of false information on social media. Set that against the express and clear comments of a senior Israeli diplomat saying he would "take down" UK ministers and others in what should have caused a storm but didn't.

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