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Coronavirus live: Portugal's health system 'very close to limit'; Brazil approves vaccines

Portuguese hospitals in worst-hit areas running out of ICU beds; Brazil permits Oxford/AstraZeneca and Sinovac jabs; Amsterdam police break up anti-lockdown protestUK records 671 deaths and 38,598 casesItaly reports a 12,415 cases and 377 deathsIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programAustralian Open sees fourth case as player warned for quarantine breachSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.10pm GMT Schools in Malawi will be shut for at least 15 days while bars have been given an ...
Tags: Amsterdam, Portugal, Brazil, Victoria, Melbourne, Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, Sinovac, Oxford AstraZeneca


Police in Amsterdam turned a water cannon on hundreds of demonstrators who were taking part in a banned protest Sunday against the Dutch...

Police in Amsterdam turned a water cannon on hundreds of demonstrators who were taking part in a banned protest Sunday against the Dutch...
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Coronavirus live: Portugal's health system 'very close to limit'; UK reports 671 Covid-related deaths

Portuguese hospitals in worst-hit areas running out of ICU beds; Brazil faces row over emergency vaccine approval; Amsterdam police break up anti-lockdown protestUK also records 38,598 new casesItaly reports a 12,415 cases and 377 deathsIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programAustralian Open sees fourth case as player warned for quarantine breachSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.55pm GMT Here’s a graphic showing the number of vaccine doses US states have administered, courtesy...
Tags: UK, US, Amsterdam, Portugal, Brazil, Marta Temido


Coronavirus live: UK reports further 671 Covid-related deaths; Amsterdam police break up anti-lockdown protest

UK also records 38,598 new cases; Brazil faces row over emergency vaccine approval; Dutch police use water cannon against demonstratorsArrivals in UK could be asked to stay in quarantine hotelsIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programAustralian Open sees fourth case as player warned for quarantine breach‘I never thought we would get there’: Australia’s year of CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.16pm GMT The United Arab Emirates has lowered the minimum age requirement to rec...
Tags: UK, Australia, Amsterdam, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Uae, Sinopharm, CovidSee


Coronavirus live: Brazil faces row over vaccine approval; Amsterdam police break up anti-lockdown protest

Bolsonaro government has failed to import AstraZeneca jab and is reluctant to endorse one championed by rival; Dutch police use water cannonArrivals in UK could be asked to stay in quarantine hotelsIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programAustralian Open sees fourth case as player warned for quarantine breach‘I never thought we would get there’: Australia’s year of CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.14pm GMT A further 631 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in...
Tags: UK, England, Australia, US, Amsterdam, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, National Institute of Allergy, National Health Service NHS, Bolsonaro, Joe Bidens, CovidSee


Coronavirus live: Brazil faces row over emergency vaccine approval; UK restrictions 'possible' next winter

Bolsonaro government has failed to import AstraZeneca jab and is reluctant to endorse one championed by rival; expert warns UK rules could returnArrivals in UK could be asked to stay in quarantine hotelsIndia begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programAustralian Open sees fourth case as player warned for quarantine breach‘I never thought we would get there’: Australia’s year of CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.22pm GMT Police have been breaking up anti-lockdown demonstrations in ...
Tags: UK, Australia, France, China, Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Brazil, Astrazeneca, RTE, Van Gogh Museum, Eamon Ryan, Bolsonaro, Manya Koetse, Irish Transport


Agency Network 180 Opens New York and MENA Offices

Creative agency 180 is expanding its global reach. The Omnicom-owned shop is opening three new offices: one in New York and two in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA). 180's MENA offices will be based in Dubai and Doha, Qatar. They will join the agency's current offices in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. 180 New York will...
Tags: New York, General, Advertising, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Dubai, Doha, Mena, Omnicom, Middle East North Africa, Agency Network 180 Opens New York, MENA Offices


The 9 best ankle boots for winter and beyond

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Rag & Bone; M.gemi; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Ankle boots are a closet staple that you'll find yourself reaching for them time after time, especially during colder months. A good pair of ankle boots is stylish, multifunctional, snug, and durable. We've rounded up nine pairs of ankle boots from brands like M.Gemi, Everlane, and Nisolo that deliver classic silhouettes and comfortable fits. A pai...
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The 15 best places to work in 2021, according to Glassdoor

Bain & Company was the top-rated company on Glassdoor's 2021 Best Places to Work list. Rick Friedman/Getty Images Glassdoor just released its annual ranking of the Best Places to Work. This ranking is based on employee feedback on Glassdoor over the past 12 months. Among the companies that typically make the list, like Bain & Company and Google, there were 19 first-time appearances, including Pfizer at No. 39. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're wondering whic...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Boston, US, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Atlanta, Features, Amsterdam, Cambridge, Nvidia, Pfizer


Work-Life-Balance: In diesen Städten lebt es sich am besten

Wenn es um Work-Life-Balance geht, geht’s weltweit nicht besser als Amsterdam! Das ergab eine Studie von Holland & Barrett, Großbritanniens führendem Geschäft für Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden. Sie führt 210 internationale Städte an, die in Bezug auf Work-Life-Balance bewertet worden sind. Berücksichtigt wurden dabei auch die Anzahl der kostenlosen Outdoor-Attraktionen, die jede Stadt zu bieten hat: Wie leicht können Einheimische ohne Garten hinausgehen und die Natur genießen? Außerdem wurde a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Amsterdam, Europa, Luft, Wie, Stunden, Garten, Zeit, Holland Barrett, Freund, Platz, Studie, Alex Glover, Ergebnisse, Neuseeland


No More Cannabis Tourism In Amsterdam Post-Coronavirus

To crack down on the growing numbers of 'drug tourists'. the city of Amsterdam plans to bar foreigners from buying marijuana in its...
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Amsterdam doubles down on plans to restrict tourist access to cannabis coffee shops

Amsterdam mayor Femke Halsema has proposed a new policy banning foreign visitors from accessing the city's coffee shops
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Foreigners face ban from Amsterdam's cannabis cafes

Proposals would allow only Dutch residents to enter city’s 166 marijuana-selling coffee-shopsForeigners face being banned from Amsterdam’s cannabis coffee-shops as part of wide-ranging plans to discourage organised crime and cut back on drugs tourism that have drawn mixed reactions from residents and business owners.Backed by police and prosecutors, the city’s mayor, Femke Halsema, has tabled proposals allowing only Dutch residents to enter its 166 marijuana-selling coffee-shops, with the measur...
Tags: World news, Cannabis, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Femke Halsema


The 20 safest airlines to fly in 2021, according to experts

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200 at Los Angeles International Airport. Markus Mainka/Shutterstock.com AirlineRatings just unveiled its list of the world's safest airlines for 2021, according to the site's experts, narrowing the top 20 from a list of 385. The US had a great showing with six of the 11 major American carriers making the top 20 cut while Asia performed poorly.  Carriers in Oceania and the Middle East also dominated the highest spots, continuing the trend from last year. Vis...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Safety, Boston, Singapore, Planes, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends


Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93

As a teenager growing up near Philadelphia in the 1940s, Tommy Lasorda said he went to a Phillies game once and asked an obscure outfielder with the visiting team, the New York Giants’ Buster Maynard, to sign his scorecard. Maynard snubbed the young Lasorda, pushing the scorecard away. Years later, Lasorda hadn’t forgotten. Then a 21-year-old left-hander in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ farm system, Lasorda found himself in a Sally League game facing Maynard, hanging on after an intermittent big-league ...
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Kiss me, Samsung — all remotes should be solar-powered

Consider this an open invite to the entirety of Samsung’s 287,000-ish workforce to come visit me in Amsterdam for a hot and heavy make out session — because solar-powered remote controls are My Shit™. Because you may care about “details” and say things like “what the hell are you talking about,” here’s the actual news. Samsung’s 2021 range of 4K and 8K QLED will come with something it calls a “Solar Cell Remote Control.” Try and guess what it is. I dare you. On the front, the periphial itself is...
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The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Has Digitized 709,000 Works of Art, Including Famous Works by Rembrandt and Vermeer

Art may seem inessential to those who make the big decisions in times of crisis. But it has never seemed more necessary to artists working in the time of COVID. So it was 360 years ago when Rembrandt painted a portrait of his son, Titus, in a monk’s robe in 1660. Eight years later, Titus was dead from plague, which had only a few years earlier killed Hendrickje Stoffels, Rembrandt’s former housekeeper and second wife, who helped raise Titus, Rembrandt’s only child to survive into adulthood. The...
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EU approves Moderna jab amid tensions over slow rollout of vaccines

Move should ease frustrations over low supplies of Pfizer vaccine and EU’s longer authorisation process Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European Medicines Agency has approved the Moderna vaccine, making it the second coronavirus shot to be cleared for general use across the EU, as tensions continued to rise over the slow progress of vaccination programmes in the bloc.In a move that should ease frustrations over a shortfall in supplies of the BioNTech/Pfizer jab an...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Eu, European Union, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Microbiology, European Commission, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, European Medicines Agency


EU agency authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union’s medicines agency gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, a decision...
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A prognostic Alzheimer's disease blood test in the symptom-free stage

Using a blood test, a German-Dutch research team has predicted the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people who were clinically diagnosed as not having Alzheimer's disease but who perceived themselves as cognitively impaired (Subjective Cognitive Declined, SCD). The researchers analyzed blood samples from an SCD cohort supervised at the Alzheimer Center Amsterdam. Using a test developed in Bochum, they identified all 22 subjects at study entry who developed Alzheimer's dementia, thus the clinical s...
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Brandchef, a new brand identity and consulting agency, launches in Amsterdam

Located in the heart of Amsterdam's bustling canals, Brandchef is proud to announce its opening. 'Over the years, Typhoon Hospitality - as a hospitality marketing agency - has received lots of requests for brand consultation, branding and design assignments and now it's time to carry out these assignments under Brandchef's own branding flag.' says Rachel Persoon, owner of Brandchef. 'With Brandchef and Typhoon, we can support companies in all stages of their life cycle'. The hospitality b...
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Netherlands and Germany refuse entry to UK nationals for non-essential travel

Thirteen people barred since Brexit because UK no longer exempt from EU Covid-related travel restrictions Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than a dozen UK nationals have been refused entry to the Netherlands since 1 January because Britain is no longer exempt from Covid-related restrictions on non-essential travel from outside the EU since it left the bloc.A Dutch border force spokesman confirmed on Monday that up to 13 British citizens had been turned away at Ams...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Brexit, Schiphol, Coronavirus


Netherlands refuses entry to UK nationals for non-essential travel

Thirteen people barred since Brexit because UK no longer exempt from EU Covid-related travel restrictions Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than a dozen UK nationals have been refused entry to the Netherlands since 1 January because Britain is no longer exempt from Covid-related restrictions on non-essential travel from outside the EU since it left the bloc.A Dutch border force spokesman confirmed on Monday that up to 13 British citizens had been turned away at Ams...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Brexit, Schiphol, Coronavirus


At least 33 countries have reported cases of the new, possibly more infectious coronavirus variant from the UK

Doctors wait for patients to arrive at the Policlinico Tor Vergata hospital where patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are being treated in Rome, Italy November 13, 2020. Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters Several countries have imposed travel restrictions on the UK after reports of a new, possibly more infectious coronavirus variant circulating the country. At least 33 countries have reported cases of the new variant. One academic estimate said the new variant could be up ...
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These are all countries that have already reported cases of the new, possibly more infectious coronavirus variant from the UK

A traveler walks past screeners testing a system of thermal imaging cameras at Los Angeles International Airport in June 2020. Mario Tama/Getty Images Several countries have imposed travel restrictions on the UK after reports of a new, possibly more infectious coronavirus variant circulating the country. One academic estimate said the new variant could be up to 70% more transmissible, though it is too early to say so definitively. UK health authorities said the variant was first detected ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, London, News, Sweden, France, Singapore, India, Nigeria, Trends, Spain, Bbc, Features, Rome


Tesla to make India debut ‘early’ next year

Tesla will begin its operations in India “early” 2021, a top Indian minister said on Monday, a day after the tech carmaker said it was confident it would enter the world’s second most populated market next year. The American car company will begin operations with sales in early 2021 and then “maybe” look at assembling and manufacturing of cars in the country, India’s transport minister Nitin Gadkari told newspaper Indian Express. How early? Definitely not next month, Musk tweeted over the wee...
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These are all countries that have already reported cases of the new, and more infectious coronavirus strain

A traveler walks past screeners testing a system of thermal imaging cameras which check body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images Several countries have imposed travel restrictions and closed their borders after reports of a new, more contagious coronavirus strain. The new variant of the virus is up to 70% more transmissible. Scroll down to see which countries have so far repo...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, London, News, Sweden, France, Singapore, Nigeria, Trends, Spain, Bbc, Features, Rome, Frankfurt, Canada


The US wasn't equipped for 2020's cycling boom. Its failures stem from a century of leaving bikes behind.

US cities have designated temporary bike lanes amid the pandemic, but many cities around the world already had permanent infrastructure in place. Noam Galai/Getty Images The pandemic forced cities to remold their streets to give more room to pedestrians and bikes, but it also thrust their longstanding lack of good biking infrastructure into the spotlight.  A natural ebb and flow in cycling popularity, car-centric and unsustainable planning practices, and the auto industry's effort to claim...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Boston, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Groucho Marx, Bikes, Cities, Brooklyn, Cycling, Amsterdam, Gm, Manhattan


Amsterdam gallery owner recalls how sale of Banksy work saved staff jobs

Kim Logchies-Prins tells how employees gathered around canvas, sold for £1.5m, to give thanksThe owner of an art museum in Amsterdam who sold a prized Banksy painting for £1.5m to avoid laying off staff during the coronavirus pandemic has told how her employees gathered around the canvas to give thanks.Kim Logchies-Prins, co-founder with her husband, Lionel, of the Moco museum of modern, contemporary and street art, said she joined 20 of the office staff to pay respects and say goodbye to Banksy...
Tags: Art, Europe, New York, US, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Banksy, Kim Logchies Prins, Lionel of the Moco


The sneaker resale market exploded in 2020. These were the most expensive sneakers that sold on The RealReal this year, where some pairs went for up to $20,000.

The sneaker resale industry has continued to thrive amid a pandemic. The RealReal The sneaker industry thrived in 2020. Hyped collaborations and a surge in demand for the Air Jordan brand helped keep the sneaker resale market hot. Luxury consignment platform The RealReal shared a roundup of the most expensive sneakers to sell on the platform in 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 2020 was a fantastic year for sneakers, pandemic notwithstanding. While lockdowns and sto...
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