Saturday January 29-th, 2022

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine bomb threat: Police respond to 'suspicious object' at factory Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine bomb threat: Police respond to 'suspicious object' at factory

Colleagues from the Royal Logistics Corp Bomb Disposal Unit attended and examined the package to make sure it was safe to handle. "We are immensely proud to have been selected to partner with the United Kingdom government on this project", Ravi Lim...

Rate Of Guns Seized At Airport Checkpoints Jumped In 2020 Rate Of Guns Seized At Airport Checkpoints Jumped In 2020

Both nationally and locally, TSA said its officers discovered firearms at a rate that was twice as high as 2019 - and the highest rate since the agency's inception in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Data collected represents the number of f...

Congress Must Act Quickly to Secure Higher Minimum Wage Congress Must Act Quickly to Secure Higher Minimum Wage

President Joe Biden has also included a provision to boost the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour in his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, there were 81.9 million workers or 58.8% of all wa...

International Monetary Fund sees Indian economy growing 11.5% in 2021 International Monetary Fund sees Indian economy growing 11.5% in 2021

The IMF expects vaccines and additional fiscal spending by some major economies , including the USA and Japan , will underpin the economy, and the normalization of the economic activity will continue in the second half of 2021. And newly installed ...

Canadian CEO quits after jumping Covid vaccine queue Canadian CEO quits after jumping Covid vaccine queue

It is just a few miles from the Alaska border. Rodney Baker, who resigned from his position on Sunday, reportedly was the CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation since 2011, where he made millions of dollars each year. There, they were eas...

Sensex plunges over 1,000 points on profit-booking ahead of Union Budget Sensex plunges over 1,000 points on profit-booking ahead of Union Budget

The BSE Sensex ended at 47,409.93, weaker by 937.66 points or 1.94 per cent and the NSE Nifty closed below the 14,000 mark at 13,967.50, down 271.40 points or 1.91 per cent. FIIs turn net sellers: On Monday, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) of...

Global growth to rebound 5.5% in 2021 amid vaccine hope Global growth to rebound 5.5% in 2021 amid vaccine hope

The Bank of England forecast in November that the United Kingdom economy would regain its pre-pandemic level in the first quarter of next year. Brexit disruption in the first quarter of 2021 was also likely to reduce output by around 1%, Gopinath...

Taiwan's chipmakers vow best effort to ease auto-chip shortage Taiwan's chipmakers vow best effort to ease auto-chip shortage

The Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, Japan's representative office in Taipei, made a similar request last week, and German diplomats in Taipei have confirmed to Taiwanese officials they received a letter from German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier ...

Great Canadian Gaming CEO resigns following unauthorized vaccine trip to Yukon Great Canadian Gaming CEO resigns following unauthorized vaccine trip to Yukon

They were discovered after asking to be taken to the airport straight after the vaccination last week in the small community of Beaver Creek, on the border with the U.S. Beaver Creek is an isolated community of around 100 people, including members of...

Lotus confirms new ‘Type 131’ sports cars for later this year Lotus confirms new ‘Type 131’ sports cars for later this year

According to industry publication Automotive News Europe , Lotus will unveil the still-unnamed model in the northern summer, powered by an internal combustion engine - though what mill it will use and whether it will feature electrification remain u...

Yemen's Houthis protest against Trump's terrorist label Yemen's Houthis protest against Trump's terrorist label

Northern Yemen is held by the Houthis , who ousted the internationally recognised government from power in Sanaa in late 2014, prompting the Saudi-led coalition to intervene months later. The coalition also thwarted on Friday Houthi attacks in the...

Tesla sues former employee for allegedly stealing confidential files Tesla sues former employee for allegedly stealing confidential files

During his two-week employment ending January 6, Alex Khatilov stole more than 6,000 scripts, or files of code, that automate a broad range of business functions, Tesla argues in its trade-secret theft complaint. He said in an interview that after he...

S&P, Nasdaq back off early highs on stimulus jitters S&P, Nasdaq back off early highs on stimulus jitters

After climbing as much as 1.4% to an intraday record, the Nasdaq gave back a good portion of its gains, with the so-called "stay-at-home" winners, including Microsoft Corp, Facebook Inc and Apple Inc , rising after upbeat results from Netflix...

Merck ends development of two potential COVID-19 vaccines Merck ends development of two potential COVID-19 vaccines

Merck & Co said on Monday it is ending development of two potential COVID-19 vaccine candidates. The U.S. drug giant, which has a long history of successfully developing vaccines, had adopted a different strategy from rivals Pfizer Inc., Moderna ...

Revolut launches Google Pay in 10 markets Revolut launches Google Pay in 10 markets

It's not the most intuitive workflow, but if you tap the frustratingly non-descriptive "See more" button in the Insights tab, you're prompted to set up Gmail and Google Photos integration, allowing Google to trawl both looking for bills and rec...

China's Xi Jinping calls for greater role for G20 in economic governance China's Xi Jinping calls for greater role for G20 in economic governance

Russian President Vladimir Putin will address this week's annual World Economic Forum in Davos by video conference, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday. The speech is the second keynote address President Xi delivered after speaking at the W...

Moderna says Covid vaccine effective against United Kingdom, S.Africa variants Moderna says Covid vaccine effective against United Kingdom, S.Africa variants

The company is pursuing these measures "out of an abundance of caution", the biotech firm said in a press release , since early studies show that the existing vaccine continues to prove effective against these new strains, albeit with some loss of e...

The new Google Pay has not yet arrived in Australia

Furthermore, this will also give them the option to use their phones to make contactless payments. Now, if you use Google Pay to buy stuff or even pay for bills you can earn rewards - though details on these rewards are currently slim. You will be ...

Billionaire wealth soars, as millions fall into poverty: Oxfam Billionaire wealth soars, as millions fall into poverty: Oxfam

The report said economists Jeffrey Sachs, Jayati Ghosh and Gabriel Zucman expect an "increase" or a "major increase" in income inequality in their respective countries - America, India, and France. The report shows how the rigged economic system enab...

Global FDI fell by 42 pc in 2020, outlook remains weak Global FDI fell by 42 pc in 2020, outlook remains weak

Zhan said. "FDI finished 2020 more than 30 percent below the trough after the global financial crisis in 2009", the UNCTAD said on Sunday. "The decline of global FDI will bottom out in 2021, and a real recovery will start in 2022", James Zhan, UN...

Ford recalls 3 million vehicles for airbag danger Ford recalls 3 million vehicles for airbag danger

This recall includes 27 lakh vehicles sold in the United States alone. The recall will apply to various Ford Ranger, Fusion, Edge, Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln MKX vehicles, along with Mazda 2007-2009 model year B-Series vehicle...

Asos emerges as frontrunner to buy TopShop brand Asos emerges as frontrunner to buy TopShop brand

Aussie retailer, City Chic, acquired Evans for £23 million following Arcadia's collapse. ASOS is competing to buy Topshop against several rivals, including Chinese fashion group Shein and USA retailer Authentic Brands Group, Sky reported.

Australia approves Pfizer Covid vaccine; inoculations to begin next month Australia approves Pfizer Covid vaccine; inoculations to begin next month

Two doses at least 21 days apart will be required with a priority group expected to receive the vaccine as soon as it arrives in Australia. "Today marks the one-year anniversary of Australia's first case", Prime Minister Morrison said. "You will be...

USA study finds adverse reactions to Moderna vaccine are rare USA study finds adverse reactions to Moderna vaccine are rare

As per the Ministry's data, 1,02,83,708 people have recovered so far and now there are 1,88,688 active cases. " A total of 10 AEFIs have been reported till 7.30 p.m. "Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties of 50. And if I can't tell it to you, then...

EU says it will make vaccine companies respect supply contracts - Michel EU says it will make vaccine companies respect supply contracts - Michel

The company blamed "reduced yields at a manufacturing site within our European supply chain". He did not mention possible sanctions but said that the European Union would insist on transparency about the reasons for the delays. The AstraZeneca va...

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