Former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin has had his knighthood removed.
Mr Goodwin, who was heavily criticised over his role in the bank’s near-collapse in 2008, was given the honour by the Labour government in 2004.
The Queen cancelled and annulled the title following Whitehall advice.
They should have a ceremony for that. Like instead of getting tapped on both shoulders the queen hacks them off.
RICHMOND — A Richmond police officer is facing criticism and anger Monday for a Twitter comment he made about Internet hackers.
Angry posts on the Facebook pages of the Richmond Police Department and the Contra Costa Times are criticizing the officer for his Jan. 26 tweet about a hacker attack on the Ultimate Fighting Championship website.
“Get those hacking (expletive). I’m a cop in the bay area CA. (sic) I would go at them with both guns!” Richmond police Sgt. Mike Rood wrote via Twitter to UFC President Dana White.
The hacker group Anonymous and its supporters viewed the comment as a criminal threat, and called for the department to punish Rood.
“In his tweet, he expresses his desire to use firearms to deal with problematic people,” several posters wrote on the Contra Costa Times’ Facebook page, apparently copying a form letter. “I fear for the safety of the citizens of Richmond after seeing such irresponsible action displayed by one of its very own police officers.”
If you’ve ever wondered whether mammalian evolution has a speed limit, here’s a number for you: 24 million.
That’s how many generations a new study estimates it would take to go from mouse- to elephant-sized while operating on land at the maximum velocity of change. The figure underscores just how special a trait sheer bigness can be.
(on a map, it’s here)