"The RDIF press service is working 24 hours a day and asks journalists to verify information before publishing it to avoid spreading misleading reports," the statement continued. Mexico launched its vaccination campaign earlier in the month, using the vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. … [Read more...] about Russia’s RDIF Dismisses Claims Mexican Businessman Bought 2Mln Sputnik V Vaccine Doses
HidrateSpark’s new STEEL rechargeable smart bottle is a gadget that blinks when it’s time to top up and syncs with its own app to keep your daily goal updated. The glow can be customised as per the user’s liking, too. HidrateSpark has formulated a ‘Hydration Equation’ which calculates your daily goal based on age, height, weight, sex, altitude, activity (whether you are swimming, hiking). … [Read more...] about Helmets to predict Alzheimer’s, a stress-canceller, an app to track seizures : Health tech at CES 2021
Weiss resigned from the NYT in July of 2020, writing a scathing letter in the process where she accused the publication of “unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge.” Just prior to her resignation, Weiss tweeted about a “civil war” raging within the company “between the (mostly young) wokes [and] the (mostly 40+) liberals.” … [Read more...] about Former NYT Writer Blasts Newspaper For Hypocrisy, Tells Megyn Kelly That It’s Become A Place Where You’re ‘Fired For’ Publishing Conservatives
Fleming wondered about the methods teams will use to shine the ball in cooler conditions. "Why is cover doing laps in between balls?" Fleming said. "If it's freezing in Hobart and windy, you'll have to get creative – maybe fielders with a couple of jumpers creating that sweat." … [Read more...] about Saliva ban favouring batsmen is bloody storm in a teacup: Chappell
In the wake of his inauguration on 20 January Joe Biden signed off on a raft of executive actions as part of his much-touted ‘reset’ of the nation's response to the COVID-19 crisis, ordering all federal employees to wear masks and vowing to establish a new White House office to coordinate the coronavirus response and halt the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organisation. … [Read more...] about ‘Overpromise and Under Deliver’: Netizens Rap Biden for Saying COVID Trajectory ‘Cannot be Changed’
The hydroelectric projects and the roughly half-a-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative are part of a program by China to build ties with scores of nations through infrastructure. The initiative would link China to Europe, Africa and other parts of Asia. There are concerns about the level of debt some countries would take on regarding such investments. China has said there are no conditions attached to its investments and loans. … [Read more...] about Analysts: Rising Debt Burden Could Make Laos More Reliant on China
King isn't leaving simply because he is 77 and wants to be there to take his two youngest sons to baseball practice more often. His ratings have slipped as the Fox news juggernaut has taken the world of cable news by storm, and MSNBC has shifted from news to commentary. That is why King is being replaced in January by Brit Piers Morgan, best known on this side of the Atlantic as a variety show judge. It is unlikely his show will be as simple as King's -- a series of long interviews, which allow the subject to speak their mind, and often for as long as they like without interruption. … [Read more...] about Larry King Gets a Royal Send Off
A new study by Hugh Trenchard and colleagues interpreted this migration behaviour further. They looked at the same trilobite queues and compared them to a peloton, the close pack of riders in a bicycle race. Riders in a peloton can reduce drag, and so save energy, by riding in the wake of a leading rider, slipstreaming them. Energy efficiency is so improved that it allows weaker riders to keep up with riders that they could not otherwise match for speed. In the modern marine environment, versions of this behaviour and their corresponding energy savings have been studied in species of fish and shrimp. … [Read more...] about What do the Tour de France and fossils have in common?