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Russians offered Sputnik V vaccines to foreign diplomats

This is an automated machine translation of an article published by Business Insider in a different language. Machine translations can generate errors or inaccuracies; we will continue the work to improve these translations. You can find the original version here.The Russian Foreign Ministry has offered foreign embassies in Moscow to vaccinate their staff with the Russian vaccine against Covid-19. Diplomats from post-Soviet countries, Asia, Africa, and Latin America have accepted the offer; EU c...
Tags: Russia, Trends, Eu, Moscow, Kremlin, Latin America, Foreign Ministry, U S Embassy, Asia Africa, European Medicines Agency, CIS, John Sullivan, Dmitry Peskov, BI International, International Licensed Content, Jeevan Ravindran

Spotify Expands To 80 New Markets, Targeting 1 Billion Customers

Spotify is introducing its audio service in 80 markets across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean in coming days, expanding the company's potential market by some 1 billion people. From a report: The steps announced Monday will nearly double Spotify's geographic footprint and add regions where streaming music is in its infancy. The company already operates in 93 countries or territories. Spotify is seeking to build on its head start as the leading audio service in the West to become the dominant play...
Tags: Google, Asia, Spotify, Africa, Tech, Netflix, West, Middle East, Latin America, Caribbean, Stockholm, Asia Africa, India Nigeria South Korea

Spotify climbs 6% as company announces expansion to 80 new markets, target of 1 billion customers

An Android smartphone with the Spotify Music logo visible on screen, alongside a pair of earphones. Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images Shares of Spotify climbed 6% on Monday as the company announced plans to expand in 80 new markets, targeting one billion users worldwide. It plans to add 36 languages to its platform.  The Swedish company will nearly double its presence in certain regioans, including Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.  Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before ...
Tags: Spotify, Barack Obama, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Netflix, Middle East, Music Streaming, Trading, Stock Market, Caribbean, Asia Africa, Billie Eilish, Streaming Apps, Spotify Technology, Spotify Stock

The best affordable Airbnbs in Boston

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Boston is New England's top urban destination, loaded with historic attractions and museums.Airbnbs are an appealing lodging option, offering easier social distancing, as well as good value.  We rounded up highly-rated, private Airbnbs across Boston, ranging from $81 to $233 per night. Read more: Are Airbnbs safe? We spoke to experts, a company representative, and an Airbnb host on everythin...
Tags: UK, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Mit, Green, Italy, Cambridge, South America, Keurig, Airbnb, Paul Revere, New England, Mbta, Boston Common

Climate change is hurting children's diets, global study finds

A first-of-its-kind, international study of 107,000 children finds that higher temperatures are an equal or even greater contributor to child malnutrition than the traditional culprits of poverty, inadequate sanitation, and poor education.The 19-nation study is the largest investigation to date of the relationship between our changing climate and children's diet diversity. Of the six regions examined--in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America--five had significant reductions in diet diversi...
Tags: Science, Asia Africa, Central and South America

Trump says he wants to bring troops home, but he's really setting the stage for much more violent war

President Donald Trump and Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt view air assault exercises at Fort Drum in New York, August 13, 2018. AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster President Donald Trump's final weeks in office have been marked by his scramble to end the ongoing US conflicts in the Middle East, which have become known as the "forever wars." But throughout his presidency, Trump has tried to convert the US military from a global counterterror force into one designed to fight an all-out war with Russia or Chin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, New York, Isis, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Navy, California, Opinion, Washington, White House, China, Germany, Virginia, Iraq, Russia

The use of wild mammals in traditional medicine

In an analysis of published research, investigators identified 565 mammalian species that have been used to source products used in traditional medicine around the world, especially in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
Tags: Science, Asia Africa

Apeel gets more cash to fight poverty and food insecurity in emerging markets with its food-preserving tech

In the first real test of the potentially transformative power of its food-preserving technology, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Apeel Sciences is bringing its innovative food treatment and supply chain management services to distribution centers in select markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The goal is to alleviate food insecurity among farmers, who comprise one of the most susceptible populations to issues of malnutrition, according to Apeel’s chief executive James Rogers. “The majori...
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Ambassadors from 50 nations sign letter supporting LGBTQ rights in Poland

An open letter, signed by 50 ambassadors and NGO leaders, asked the Polish government to respect LGBT rights. The Polish Government responded by denying the implied discrimination exists. Poland has been deemed the "worst place to be gay" in the EU in spite of this. Of all the countries in Europe to have a right-wing, authoritarian turn over the last few years, one would have thought Poland to be one of the least likely candidates.After enduring a brutal invasion by Nazi Germany, suffering unde...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, United States, Innovation, United Nations, Poland, South America, Nazi, North America, Council of Europe, NGO, Embassy, Andrzej Duda

Skytrax is rating global airports based on how they're handling the coronavirus pandemic – here's the full ranking

New York's LaGuardia Airport requires all passengers wear a face covering while inside its terminals. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Aviation rating firm Skytrax is adding a new category to its list, the COVID-19 airport rating. Airports are being judged on how they are combating the pandemic within their doors with ratings for social distancing enforcement, temperature checks, and cleanliness of public areas.  Only four airports in Europe have been rated so far but the program aims t...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Europe, New York, London, Airports, Air Travel, Trends, Spain, Star, Rome, Flying, Italy, Middle East, Aviation, South America

The impact of COVID-19 on access to Parkinson's disease medication

A global survey of health professionals has shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with Parkinson's disease in large parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin and South America experienced difficulty in accessing their medication, which is likely to have led to deterioration of symptom control.
Tags: Science, South America, Parkinson, Asia Africa

The tale of 2 challenger bank models

Tilman Ehrbeck Contributor Share on Twitter Tilman Ehrbeck is managing partner at Flourish, based in Washington D.C. Anuradha Ramachandran Contributor Anuradha Ramachandran is a director at Flourish Ventures, focusing on investments in India. Ameya Updadhyay Contributor Share on Twitter Ameya Upda...
Tags: Column, Europe, London, Washington, Mexico, Finance, India, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Banking, Aspiration, Brazil, Fintech, Latin America, Revolut

Tech leaders have long predicted a 'splinternet' future where the web is divided between the US and China. Trump might make it a reality.

The Trump administration announced a broad plan on Wednesday to block Chinese software from being used on US devices and keep US data off Chinese cloud services. The plan mirrors China's "great firewall" that prevents people in China from accessing most US websites and apps. While the Trump administration's announcement rocked the world of tech, Silicon Valley leaders have long braced for a "splinternet" that could replace the world wide web with locally contained networks. Others, like former...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, Washington, North Korea, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Pentagon, Npr, State Department, Donald Trump

All things SAAS : This report by Nasscom sums it all

Some Global Stats – Globally, 12000 SaaS companies – Global revenue is at $100bn – Top 5 companies own 51% of that (MSFT, Oracle, Adobe, SalesForce & SAP) – Growing at 23% CAGR – Americas at 60%, EMEA 30% Some more Vertical Market breakup: BFSI 15-20%, Retail 10-15%, Health 10-15%, Education 10%, Others 30-40% Horizontal market breakup: CRM 25%, ERP 23%, Content/communication/collaboration 22%, BI 9% HCM 8% SCM 4% Projections for 2025 – – $400 bn addressable global market b...
Tags: Business, India, Global, Tech, Healthcare, Cac, Cagr, Chennai, EMEA, Asia Africa, ARR, SCM, NASSCOM, BFSI, Thethreadmill, BFSI Credit

‘Social media sites need to stop outsourcing online content moderation,’ says an NYU report

A report on content moderation by New York University recommends that content moderation, which is central to the work of all social media platforms, must no longer be outsourced but be included within the main fold of the platforms. In terms of numbers, 15,000 workers, majority of those employed by third-party vendors, moderate Facebook and Instagram; 10,000 moderators moderate YouTube and other Google products; Twitter has 1,500 moderators. As per the report, published by Professor Paul M. Bar...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Instagram, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Social Media, Kenya, Myanmar, Rohingya, Silicon Valley, Ucla

Police Reform: For a U.S. in Crisis, Hard Lessons From Other Countries

Those who want to remake a police model that has set off unrest and despair would do well to look at the experiences of Asia, Africa and Europe.
Tags: News, Police, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Myanmar, Police Brutality, Sri Lanka, Minorities, Black Lives Matter Movement, Asia Africa, United States Politics and Government, Misconduct and Shootings, George Floyd Protests (2020

Turkey’s President Erdogan Says Borders Are Open as Refugees Gather to Enter Greece

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that his country’s borders with Europe were open, as thousands of refugees gathered at the frontier with Greece. Migrants played a cat-and-mouse game with Greek border patrols throughout the night and into Saturday, with some cutting holes in the fence only to be turned back by tear gas and stun grenades. Greek authorities also fired tear gas to repulse attempts by the crowd to push through the border. The move by Turkey ...
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Russia, Uncategorized, Eu, European Union, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Nato, Middle East, Athens, Bulgaria

How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus

“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergen...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, News, China, Berlin, India, Africa, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ideas, Atlantic, Guinea, West Africa

Best eco-friendly wellness retreats

It’s January, the holidays are in the rearview mirror, and there is once again ample time to focus on ourselves. It’s around this time of year — perhaps while waiting for an ice-cold steering wheel to reheat, or sensing snowy sludge start to seep past a crack in our boot — that the concept of a little self-care sojourn, preferably somewhere sandy and warm, begins to sound real nice…maybe even non-negotiable. Wellness travel is a lucrative niche in hospitality, and there’s no shortage of warm-...
Tags: Travel, Bali, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Baja, Kiva, Maldives, Costa Rica, St Lucia, All, Osa peninsula, Asia Africa, Cedric, Hedda, Israel India

Are Government Shutdowns of the Internet Becoming The World's New Normal?

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: CNN reports that government shutdowns of the internet are becoming the new normal: An ongoing internet blackout in Indian-controlled Kashmir is now the longest ever in a democracy -- at more than 135 days -- according to Access Now, an advocacy group that tracks internet freedom. Only the autocratic governments of China and junta-era Myanmar have cut off access for longer... Kashmiris have been without internet access for so long that WhatsApp has reportedly begu...
Tags: Washington, China, India, Tech, Cnn, Beijing, Middle East, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Kashmir, NGO, Asia Africa, Freedom House, People s Daily, Democratic Republic of Congo Chad

Urban sanitation crisis impedes health, economic growth in 'global south'

Cities in the "global south" - densely populated urban areas that are part of low-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America - should phase out pit latrines, septic tanks and other on-site methods of human waste management.
Tags: Health, Latin America, Asia Africa

Police hunt for brothers from Northern Ireland over truck deaths

British police were hunting on Tuesday for two brothers from Northern Ireland whom they described as "crucial" to an investigation into the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a truck near London last week. The discovery of the bodies in a refrigerated truck on an industrial estate near London has shone a spotlight on the illicit trade that sends the poor of Asia, Africa and the Middle East on perilous journeys to the West. The 39 victims - 31 men and eight women - have yet to be identifi...
Tags: London, News, Middle East, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Asia Africa

‘Jungle Cruise’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt Search for the Tree of Life

Following the massive success of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Disney is looking to another beloved Disney Parks attraction for their live-action films. Jungle Cruise is based on one of the first Disney Parks attractions, which takes passengers on a riverboat cruise through the major rivers of Asia, Africa, and South America. The film will narrow that location down to the Amazon, which serves as the mystical location of the mythic Tree of Life, which Dwayne Johnson‘s riverboat captain an...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Fantasy, Disney, South America, Movie Trailers, Johnson, Emily-Blunt, Caribbean, Walt Disney, Jack Whitehall, Asia Africa, Blunt, Disney Parks, Jungle Cruise

Take a Visual Journey Through 181 Years of Street Photography (1838-2019)

All of us here in the 2010s have, at one time or another, been street photographers. But up until 1838, nobody had ever been a street photographer. In that year when camera phones were well beyond even the ken of science fiction, Louis Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerreotype process and one of the fathers of photography itself, took the first photo of a human being. In so doing he also became the first street photographer, capturing as his picture did not just a human being but the u...
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The popular suggestion that Australia is home to the world’s deadliest snakes is largely a myth, with the risk of bites and death far greater across Asia, Africa and South America, the nation’s science agency has said. (Thanks to Ralph)
Tags: Australia, South America, Asia Africa

Continent drift and plateau uplift drive evolutions of Asia-Africa-Australia monsoon and arid regions

Monsoon and arid regions in the Asia-Africa-Australia realm occupy more than 60% of the total area of these continents. What are their origins, evolutions, causes and regional differences? A new study indicates that the monsoon and arid regions in Asia, Africa and Australia were formed in different geological periods of the Cenozoic, mainly controlled by continental drift and uplift of the Tibetan Plateau to varying degrees depending on their locations.
Tags: Australia, Tibetan Plateau, Asia Africa, Asia Africa Australia

Snake mistake: CSIRO says it's a myth that Australia is home to world's deadliest species

Australian science agency says there are a ‘negligible number of human deaths’ from snake bites in AustraliaThe popular suggestion that Australia is the home of the world’s deadliest snakes is largely a myth with the risk of bites and death far greater across Asia, Africa and South America, the CSIRO says.Herpetologist Ruchira Somaweera said the myth was born a few decades ago and came out of a study of the relatively high toxicity levels found in Australian species, such as brown snakes. Contin...
Tags: Australia, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Snakes, South America, Reptiles, Asia Africa, CSIRO, Herpetologist Ruchira Somaweera

Actis announces new senior appointments

Actis has named Maureen E. O’Toole as a managing director. In her new role, O’Toole will lead the investor development group in the Americas. Previously, she was a managing director at Morgan Stanley in the investment management division. O’Toole is taking over from Adiba Ighodaro, who will be assuming the new role of head of strategic relationships and a senior adviser. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY, May 2, 2019 – Actis today announced that Maureen E. O’Toole has joined the firm as a Managing Dire...
Tags: New York, Nigeria, US, Trends, People, United Nations, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Latin America, UNEP, New York Ny, Executive Committee, Asia Africa, Toole, Maureen, IDG

Where Trump’s and Bibi’s Interests Clash

What Bibi wants, Bibi gets. U.S.A. –-( On Monday, President Donald Trump designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the first time the United States has designated part of another nation's government as such a threat. Iran's Supreme National Security Council responded by declaring U.S. Central Command a terrorist group. With 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, often in proximity to Iranian units, this inches America closer to war. Why di...
Tags: Europe, Isis, Guns, Senate, China, Iraq, Russia, Israel, Jerusalem, America, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Gop, United States

The Great Survivor: How Benjamin Netanyahu clung on to power in Israel again

It was an election challenge that would unnerve even the most hardened political operative: Benjamin Netanyahu was asking Israelis to give him a fifth term as prime minister. But both he and his wife were facing criminal corruption charges. A majority of Israeli voters were telling pollsters they were tired of Mr Netanyahu after 10 years in office. And his opponent was a decorated former general, exactly the kind of man Israelis have historically chosen as their leader.    Yet a week before the ...
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