Sri Lanka imposes curfew after at least 207 killed in attacks

Authorities in Sri Lanka have launched a massive security operation and imposed a curfew after a wave of bombs in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 people and injured 450.

The eight blasts, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks, appeared timed to cause maximum casualties among worshippers attending Easter services.

Source: Sri Lanka imposes curfew after at least 207 killed in attacks | World news | The Guardian

Nestlé breaks pledge to end use of vanilla flavouring in baby formula

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, has broken a pledge to end the use of vanilla flavourings in baby milk powders, according to a report.

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Emails seen by the Guardian show that Nestlé committed to end the use of sucrose and vanillin in products aimed at babies under 12 months after a separate CMF report last year caused controversy.

Source: Nestlé breaks pledge to end use of vanilla flavouring in baby formula | Business | The Guardian

On energy efficiency of various languages



Energy usage is *very* complicated – If you want low energy use VLSI or an FPGA and NOT a programming language – true total lifecycle energy costs are very very difficult to calculate – more of a physics/hardware question than a programming problem.