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Coronavirus live news: cases surge in Europe; easing of restrictions in Victoria in doubt

France, Italy, Austria and Greece report record increases in Covid-19 cases; Melbourne cluster grows. Follow the latest updates liveUS coronavirus cases surge in final days before electionHow Australia is tracking where Covid cases come fromCoronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in USWhich countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? 12.23am BST In the United Kingdom, a senior conservative MP has called for Baroness Harding, the Tory peer who leads the UK government’s te...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Greece, Australia, France, UK News, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Italy, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Greg Hunt, Canberra


Huawei reports slowing growth as its operations “face significant challenges”

Huawei announced earnings results today showing that its growth has slowed significantly this year as the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant said its “production and operations face significant challenges.” While Huawei did not specify trade restrictions in its brief announcement, the company has been hit with a series of commercial trade restrictions by the U.S. government. The full impact of those policies haven’t been realized yet, because U.S. government has granted Huawei severa...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, UK, China, US, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, United Kingdom, Telecom, Earnings, Huawei, Trump, U S Federal Communications Commission, U S Huawei


Psykhe secures Seed funding to match consumer personalities to fashion products

In an overcrowded market of online fashion brands, consumers are spoilt for choice on what site to visit. They are generally forced to visit each brand one by one, manually filtering down to what they like. Most of the experience is not that great, and past purchase history and cookies aren’t much to go on to tailor user experience. If someone has bought an army-green military jacket, the e-commerce site is on a hiding to nothing if all it suggests is more army-green military jackets… Instead, P...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Asia, Europe, Business, Fashion, UK, Milan, US, Toronto, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, United States


Catholic NGO boss accused of racism and abuse in Sudan

The aid worker allegedly called his security guard a ‘slave’ The post Catholic NGO boss accused of racism and abuse in Sudan appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Racism, United States, United Kingdom, Aid, Vatican, Sudan, Black Lives Matter, Usaid, NGO, Openaccess, East Africa, Catholic Relief Services, Khartoum, CRS, Top Six


Italy Did Everything Right to Stop a Second Wave of the Coronavirus. So What Went Wrong?

ROME—If you turn on the news in Italy right now, you might be forgiven for thinking you are getting reruns from March. Pictures of COVID-only units, field hospitals being erected, exhausted medics and coffins are again dominating headlines as Italy comes to grips with a deadly second wave of COVID-19. On Wednesday, the death toll topped 125 in a 24-hour period for the first time since May when this country was still under a Draconian lockdown and seen as a harbinger of what was to come.What'...
Tags: Europe, News, Senate, Rome, Czech Republic, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, National Mall, Anthony Fauci, Naples, Fauci, France Spain, Walter Ricciardi, Riccardi, Milan Rome


The Trump administration is considering proscribing Amnesty, Oxfam, and Human Rights Watch as 'anti-Semitic' and telling other governments not to support them

Human rights group Amnesty International drop a banner from Vauxhall Bridge opposite the US Embassy protesting against US President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom on July 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images The Trump administration is reportedly considering a move to classify several major humanitarian groups as "anti-Semitic." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leading a push to proscribe Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Human Rights Watch as...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Israel, US, Trends, United Kingdom, Palestine, Amnesty International, Oxfam, State Department, Donald Trump, Human Rights Watch, Trump, Election 2020, State


E-bike subscription service Dance closes $17.7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Three months on since the former founders of SoundCloud launched their e-bike subscription service, Dance they are today announcing the close of a $17.7 million (€15 million) Series A funding round led by one of the larger European VCs, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. Founded by Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss (ex-Soundcloud), Alexander Ljung (ex-Soundcloud) and Christian Springub (ex-Jimdo), Dance has ambitions to offer its all-inclusive service subscription package into expanded markets across Europe a...
Tags: Apple, TC, Europe, UK, Berlin, Cowboy, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Dance, Bicycles, United States, United Kingdom, Transport


‘National Cyber Security Strategy will have framework for cyber insurance’: Rajesh Pant

India’s upcoming National Cyber Security Strategy will deal with cyber insurance, Lt Gen. (Dr) Rajesh Pant, the National Cyber Security Coordinator, said on Monday. He reiterated that the much awaited Strategy is in the final stages of approval, and will deal with subjects such as indigenisation of technology and decentralisation of cybersecurity responsibilities. It is also expected to have provisions for funding cybersecurity work. Pant was speaking at the event “CyberComm: Cyber Security for ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Cybersecurity, Cyber Crime, United Kingdom, Cabinet, FICCI, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce, Cybersecurity Ventures, Pant, Financial Express, Data Security Council of India DSCI, Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Strategy 2020


Technology Expert Dave Antrobus Brings Hope to Failing Companies

One of the most respected individuals in modern technological innovation is Dave Antrobus, director and co-founder of Fresh Thinking Group. Fresh Thinking Group is an organization that deals independently in the investment of capital. The group is well known for helping distraught businesses develop healthy growth strategies. It also is active in business startups. Dave Antrobus is responsible for bringing to Fresh Thinking Group numerous quality acquisitions. His software solutions have won him...
Tags: Europe, United Kingdom, Business Leader, Antrobus, Fresh Thinking Group, Dave Antrobus, Fresh Thinking Group Fresh Thinking Group, Antrobus Antrobus, Matalan Google, SimplyBe Fresh Thinking Group, Antrobus Says Planning and Hiring Good Staff


Hospitals struggle as 20 European countries record highest daily number of COVID cases

As the United Kingdom records another staggering 24-hour coronavirus case record of over 26,000 people diagnosed statistics show the...
Tags: United Kingdom


How the US coronavirus outbreak compares to other countries in 11 charts

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes President Donald Trump to a NATO summit on December 4, 2019. Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images The United States has the most coronavirus cases and deaths of any country in the world. The US ranks eighth in total cases per capita and ninth in deaths per capita. Experts predict the worst of the nation's third surge of new cases is yet to come.  Here's how the nation's coronavirus outbreak compares to other countries on 11 key metrics. Visit ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, News, Mexico, France, Senate, India, US, Trends, Spain, Cnn, Britain, United States, Ireland


Sweden Bans Chinese Telecoms Huawei and ZTE From 5G Networks

Sweden banned Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE from its 5G mobile networks on Tuesday, citing China's "extensive intelligence gathering and theft of technology." From a report: Since the Trump administration announced its own ban last year, the U.S. government has increasingly pressured allies to follow its lead amid growing tensions between the West and China. In July, the United Kingdom became the first European country to announce plans to exclude Huawei from its networks by 2027. The Sw...
Tags: Sweden, China, Tech, Beijing, United Kingdom, Huawei, Trump, Klas Friberg, Chinese Telecoms Huawei


Patients need a dose of free market innovation

Earlier this year, a manned rocket launched from the continental U.S. into earth’s orbit for the first time since 2011 — a mission that was spearheaded by private industry and the first step towards commercial space flight. On a similar note, Amazon recently unveiled its first electric delivery van — a fleet of vehicles expected to be dropping off packages at your doorstep as early as next year. What do these innovations have in common? They are created by private businesses fueled by the entrep...
Tags: Amazon, California, Opinion, Washington, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Trump, Uncle Sam, U S Postal Service, LA County, George Gascon, Fernando Guerra, Guest Commentary


Pickle app puts on users, as millennials/Gen-Z latch onto location apps to fight Covid lockdowns

As the coming of winter combined with the coronavirus continues to put new restrictions on peoples’ movements, location-based apps are on the rise again. People are looking to find out who is close to them. Who is in their community. People are understandably looking for new friends and resources close to them. Apps that connect young mums locally (Pumpspotting, Peanut), professionals (Fishbowl, Lunchclub), Jetset daters (Raya, Bumble), digital nomads (Homeis), locals (Nextdoor ) and millennials...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, UK, Iraq, Articles, Events, Iran, United Kingdom, Cigna, Millennials, Demographics, Tehran, Bumble, Eventbrite, Nextdoor


Nigeria’s Protests Over Police Torture and Killings Go Viral

ABUJA, Nigeria—On October 3, a horrific video went viral on social media, which showed officers from Nigerian police force’s notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) dragging two young men from a hotel in Lagos and executing one of them in the street.The video was a tipping point for many Nigerians. For the past three weeks, tens of thousands across the country have taken to the streets calling for the scrapping of SARS. The government, after years of inaction on the violent unit, has finally...
Tags: Viola Davis, News, Nigeria, Africa, United States, United Kingdom, Amnesty International, Kano, The Daily Beast, Recommendations, Lagos, Muhammadu Buhari, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Amnesty, Abuja Nigeria


Stotles secures funding for platform which brings transparency to government tenders, contracts

The public sector usually publishes its business opportunities in the form of ‘tenders,’ to increase transparency to the public. However, this data is scattered, and larger businesses have access to more information, giving them opportunities to grab contracts before official tenders are released. We have seen the controversy around UK government contracts going to a number of private consultants who have questionable prior experience in the issues they are winning contracts on. And public-to-pr...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Microsoft, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Computing, European Commission, Rackspace, Coo, Founder, Gocardless, Go


Why worry about no-deal Brexit? If Gove says it'll be better that's good enough for me | Marina Hyde

Internal borders, criminals on the loose – this is the utopia we’ve dreamed of. Who needs fresh vegetables anyway?The Derbyshire village of Coton in the Elms is the place farthest away from the sea in all the United Kingdom, suggesting it cannot be long before it is selected by Boris Johnson’s government as a border site. We are soon to be so in control of our borders that we will establish them in places long prevented from being borders by such iniquitous entities as the EU, and physical geogr...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, United Kingdom, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Derbyshire, Brexit, Gove, Marina Hyde, Epping, Trade Policy, Coton, Warrington Birmingham


Eric Watson fights to stay out of UK prison for contempt, while partner enjoys Ibiza lifestyle

Eric Watson is attempting to keep himself out of prison after a United Kingdom court sentenced the New Zealand businessman to four months behind bars.Meanwhile, his partner Lisa Henrekson has seemingly been enjoying the Spanish... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ibiza, Eric Watson, Lisa Henrekson


‘The Batman’ is Using Virtual Production Techniques Pioneered in ‘The Mandalorian’

When filmmaker Jon Favreau and the team at Industrial Light and Magic concocted a new way to transport audiences to a galaxy far, far away in The Mandalorian using a combination of video game engines and massive, high-quality LED screens, we knew it was only a matter of time before those techniques started making their way into the film industry’s biggest blockbusters. Now director Matt Reeves is utilizing some of that Mandalorian technology on The Batman, Warner Bros.’ high-profile relaunch of...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, United Kingdom, Batman, Jon Favreau, Warner Brothers, Thunder, Reeves, Fraser, Matt Reeves, Comic Book/Superhero, Tech Stuff, Action/Adventure, The Batman, Industrial Light And Magic


New Zealand businessman Eric Watson sentenced to four months' jail

A United Kingdom court has sentenced New Zealand businessman Eric Watson to a four-month jail term. TVNZ reports a High Court judge in London found Watson in contempt of court for withholding information about his assets from philanthropist... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Watson, Eric Watson, TVNZ


US charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack

Six Russian intelligence officers accused of launching some of the “world’s most destructive malware” — including an attack that took down the Ukraine power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya global ransomware attack in 2017 — have been charged by the U.S. Justice Department. Prosecutors said the group of hackers, who work for the Russian GRU, are behind the “most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group.” “No country has weaponized its cyber ca...
Tags: Security, South Korea, Crime, Government, Russia, Christmas, US, Articles, Tech, Georgia, Ukraine, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States


U.S. charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack

Six Russian intelligence officers accused of launching some of the “world’s most destructive malware” — including an attack that took down the Ukraine power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya global ransomware attack in 2017 — have been charged by the U.S. Justice Department. Prosecutors said the group of hackers, who work for the Russian GRU, are behind the “most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group.” “No country has weaponized its cyber ca...
Tags: Security, South Korea, Crime, Government, Russia, Christmas, Articles, Tech, Georgia, Ukraine, Malware, Ransomware, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States, Cyberattack


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock warns deaths doubled in 12 days; no agreement in Manchester tier 3 talks

Health secretary addresses parliament on response to pandemic; two-week ‘firebreak’ in Wales aimed at avoiding open-ended lockdownGlobal coronavirus updates - liveWales to go into national ‘firebreak’ lockdown Manchester tier 3 talks deadlocked as other areas face stricter rulesOperation Moonshot: pilot of rapid tests under way in NHS hospitalsA third more deaths occurring at home in England than pre-Covid 6.14pm BST Weekly deaths in Europe have increased by 33% and here in the UK deaths hav...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Wales, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, NHS, United Kingdom, House, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Michael Gove, Andy Burnham


UK to Close Loophole That Allows Phone Users to Take Photos or Play Games While Driving

The British government is closing a loophole in U.K. driving laws that allowed some smartphone users to escape punishment for picking up and using their mobile device to take a photo or play a game while driving (via BBC News). At it stands, making phone calls and sending text messages are banned while driving on roads in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Drivers can get six penalty points and a £200 fine if they use a hand-held phone when driving. Drivers who passed their driv...
Tags: UK, London, Laws, BBC News, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, England Wales Scotland, Ramsey Barreto, Two High Court, Department for Transport Tags


Electricity and fear: The trouble with nuclear energy

No other power-generating device raises as much concern as the nuclear reactor. Because of this, until recently the future of the entire energy sector has been determined by its past.On the eve of the pandemic, the European energy sector found itself at a crossroads, somewhere between Great Britain, Germany and Poland. Five years ago, across the English Channel, the then Prime Minister David Cameron announced an ambitious program to build 12 new nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 16 G...
Tags: Energy, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Hollywood, Ge, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Environment, US, Sustainability, David Cameron


Analysis: UK's 'special relationship' with the US is more fragile than ever. Just when Boris Johnson is banking on it

Every four years, the world watches as Americans decide who will occupy the most powerful office on Earth. Nowhere is this truer than in the United Kingdom, a country that so often talks of its "special relationship" with the United States, a reference to the term coined by Winston Churchill in 1946.
Tags: UK, News, US, United States, United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, Stories, Boris Johnson


UK's 'special relationship' with the US is more fragile than ever. Just when Boris Johnson is banking on it

Every four years, the world watches as Americans decide who will occupy the most powerful office on Earth. Nowhere is this truer than in the United Kingdom, a country that so often talks of its "special relationship" with the United States, a reference to the term coined by Winston Churchill in 1946.
Tags: UK, US, Cnn, United States, United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, Boris Johnson


HomePod Mini Cable is Non-Detachable, Ends With USB-C Connector for Use With Included 20W Power Adapter

While not detailed in the tech specs, MacRumors can confirm that Apple's new HomePod mini features a non-detachable power cable that ends with a USB-C connector for use with the 20W power adapter included in the box. With the switch to USB-C, the ‌HomePod mini‌ could potentially be powered by a wider range of devices and peripherals, ranging from MacBooks to USB-C battery packs with enough wattage, but this will ultimately depend on how much power the ‌HomePod mini‌ draws. The standard Home...
Tags: Apple, Featured, United States, United Kingdom, Pacific Time, HomePod, HomePod Mini, HomePod Mini Cable


UK to Investigate Apple Music and Spotify Over Fair Pay for Artists

The UK Department of Culture, Media, and Sport is launching an inquiry into music streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube, to ascertain whether musicians are paid fairly (via BBC News). The inquiry comes after complaints from artists that the payments they receive for their work are "negligible." The growth of the streaming market "cannot come at the expense of talented and lesser-known artists," said Culture, Media, and Sport Committee chair Julian Knight MP. The in...
Tags: Spotify, UK, BBC News, United Kingdom, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Jon Hopkins, Culture Media and Sport Committee, Ed Sheeran Ariana Grande, Tamsin Little, Apple Music Spotify, Julian Knight, UK Department of Culture Media and Sport


World needs to work together to keep ‘high-risk’ vendors like Huawei out of 5G infra, says US FCC chair Ajit Pai

The world needs to work together to secure its 5G communications networks, keeping “high-risk” vendors out of them, Ajit Pai, chair of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said. Pai signalled towards the formation of a global alliance against the use of equipment from such vendors — all of which are Chinese — to ensure the security of 5G infrastructure. He was speaking at CyFy 2020, an annual conference organised by the think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF), on Friday. Pai not...
Tags: Travel, News, Fcc, Greece, Australia, India, US, United Kingdom, Huawei, ZTE, 5g, Pai, Reliance Jio, State, US Federal Communications Commission FCC, Jio