Friday January 28-th, 2022

Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19

The health unit confirmed Saturday that the variant was present at Roberta Place in Barrie, which has experienced one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in the province, with 40 people dead due to the virus. It added that the outbreak is "well unde...

Senate Committee Clears Yellen As America's Next Treasury Secretary Senate Committee Clears Yellen As America's Next Treasury Secretary

A copy of her written responses to lawmakers' queries after her confirmation hearing on Tuesday showed that Yellen also promised a comprehensive review of China's implementation of a Phase 1 trade deal. "Cryptocurrencies are a particular concern...

Amidst WhatsApp privacy concerns, banks exploring WhatsApp based bill payment platform Amidst WhatsApp privacy concerns, banks exploring WhatsApp based bill payment platform

They are determined to become that app that users can be happy to use, and according to Android Police, its latest update adds a ton of features that should make former WhatsApp users more comfortable. The app is "built to make messaging work lik...

Reports of Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine Reports of Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine

According to The New York Times , in addition to raising no serious safety concerns, early data proved the vaccine to be over 95% effective in preventing the disease. "The intent is not to suggest people do anything different, but provide clinicians...

Petrol, diesel prices continue to rise, touch new high Petrol, diesel prices continue to rise, touch new high

Diesel prices per litre were also hiked by 25 paise to Rs 75.63 in New Delhi, Rs 79.23 in Kolkata, Rs 82.40 in Mumbai and Rs 80.90 in Chennai. A visibly peeved motorist, who rides his two-wheeler mostly inside the city, admitted that the skyrock...

Instacart plans to eliminate around 1,900 in-store shoppers Instacart plans to eliminate around 1,900 in-store shoppers

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is accusing Instacart of targeting its workers for termination. Instacart has more than 500,000 workers, adding almost 250,000 following the onset of COVID-19 as demand for its servic...

First phone call scheduled for President Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau Friday First phone call scheduled for President Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau Friday

The pipeline was first proposed in 2008 but reached a snag under the Obama administration. "We are disappointed but acknowledge the president's decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone XL", Trudeau said in a statement on ...

S/Africa's repo rate unchanged at 3.5% - Bank S/Africa's repo rate unchanged at 3.5% - Bank

Kganyago noted that the second wave of coronavirus infections is expected to continue "until vaccine distribution is widespread and populations develop sufficient immunity to curb virus transmission". "However, our projection for the 4th quarter of 2...

Mega Millions results for 01/22/21: $1 billion winning ticket sold in MI Mega Millions results for 01/22/21: $1 billion winning ticket sold in MI

There's one giant jackpot still standing. The top federal tax rate is 37% on 2021 income of more than $523,600 for individuals ($628,300 for married couples filing a joint return). The total jackpots could continue to increase depending on the numb...

Macon man reacts to Mega Million Jackpot Macon man reacts to Mega Million Jackpot

Two other jackpot prizes exceed $1.5 billion, including one Powerball jackpot of $1.586 billion that was won in January 2016 (three winners) and the current Mega Millions record of $1.537 billion, which was won on a single ticket in October 2018....

US Stocks eke out gains to close at a record US Stocks eke out gains to close at a record

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.6 per cent lower at 30,996.98, while the broad-based S&P 500 shed 0.3 per cent to 3,841.47. Still, the three major indexes were set for weekly gains, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq tracking its best weekly per...

Sensex slumps 700 points, gives up 49,000 Sensex slumps 700 points, gives up 49,000

As of 9:18 am, the Sensex rose 222 points to 50,038 and Nifty 50 index advanced 63 points to 14,708. Wall Street greeted the new US President by climbing even higher on Wednesday, closing at records amid promises of big economic stimulus and reli...

Georgia man accused of scamming $980G from grocery store Georgia man accused of scamming $980G from grocery store

A Georgia man was arrested and charged with scamming nearly $1 million from a grocery store and using it to buy clothes, guns and cars, police said. A "large sum of money" was returned to the grocery chain following the teen's arrest, but it wasn...

Ares reveals stunning Tesla Model S convertible conversion Ares reveals stunning Tesla Model S convertible conversion

ARES has revealed a one-off Tesla Model S convertible, built as a private commission. While Ares is not the first to chop off a Model S roof, it's one of the most qualified for the job; its curriculum vitae includes the Pantera-inspired Pro...

Eurozone trade activity fell in January as lockdowns hit services Eurozone trade activity fell in January as lockdowns hit services

The survey's measure of services industry employment fell to a six-month low in early January. The IHS Markit flash German services purchasing managers' index fell to 46.8, down from 47 at the end of past year. The continued contraction in German s...

Google seals content payment deal with French news publishers Google seals content payment deal with French news publishers

This was after an already prolonged contention that has brought Google to remove all of the news previews by the publishers during one point of the ongoing talks back then. On the other hand, Google has argued that besides encouraging millions of...

Euro resumes gains before European Central Bank decisions Euro resumes gains before European Central Bank decisions

ECB President Christine Lagarde told a news conference that the economy likely contracted in the last three months of 2020 and the outlook going forward faced risks. The former French finance minister also reiterated her plea for European governments...

Food supply problems in NI clearly a Brexit issue - Coveney Food supply problems in NI clearly a Brexit issue - Coveney

Earlier, the global trade secretary, Liz Truss , admitted Brexit led to food shortages in Northern Ireland after weeks of disruption. But Mr Coveney told ITV's Peston: "I don't think it's only to do with Covid-19, though certainly that doesn't...

Shellfish lorries park near Downing Street in protest over Brexit chaos Shellfish lorries park near Downing Street in protest over Brexit chaos

One such vehicle was parked just metres from Downing Street, the official office of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The move follows a letter sent by the Scottish Fishermen's Federation to prime minister Boris Johnson, protesting at a "desperately...

Chinese tycoon Jack Ma makes first appearance in three months Chinese tycoon Jack Ma makes first appearance in three months

Alibaba's share plunged 9.6 percent in Hong Kong the day the suspension of Ant's IPO was revealed on November 4, and its NY listing fall 8.1 percent the following day, wiping almost $76 billion off its value, more than double the amount Ant was pla...

'We must do it': Pelosi vows action on Trump's impeachment trial 'We must do it': Pelosi vows action on Trump's impeachment trial

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot down the notion that impeaching former President Donald Trump could alienate Republicans and undercut the message of unity that the newly-inaugurated Biden administration is advocating. Five people, including a Capit...

HSBC to close branches in Gillingham, Ramsgate, Bexley and Deal HSBC to close branches in Gillingham, Ramsgate, Bexley and Deal

HSBC paused job cuts in March after the coronavirus pandemic emerged, but they were later restarted and the bank said in October it expected about 10,000 jobs would go in 2020. "The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised the need for the changes that we...

United Kingdom refuses to grant European Union diplomats full status, sparking row: BBC - International United Kingdom refuses to grant European Union diplomats full status, sparking row: BBC - International

Joao Vale de Almeida has not been given the same status as ambassadors sent by national governments. The government has said it was prepared to further discuss the issue with the bloc. In a letter to The Times newspaper published on Wednesday, ...

Another 900,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week Another 900,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

It listed the weekly unemployment rate at 3.6%. The oil market remains in a bullish mode as traders expect that the new US stimulus package will boost demand for oil, but a sudden increase in inventory levels may hurt momentum in the near term if E...

Salesforce invests $15 million in Hyderabad HR-Tech Startup Darwinbox Salesforce invests $15 million in Hyderabad HR-Tech Startup Darwinbox

Headquartered in Hyderabad , the HR-tech startup has already raised $ 35 million from backers including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed India, and 3one4 Capital among others. "Cloud adoption in Asia is growing at a monumental pace and the pandemic has ...

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