At a time when COVID 19 has infected over 12 million people across the globe, a scientist from Hong Kong has revealed that China knew about the deadly virus well before it claimed it did, in an extraordinary claim about cover ups at the highest levels of government.In an exclusive interview to Fox News on Friday, Li Meng Yan, who has specialised in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, said that China likely had an obligation to tell the world, given their status as a World Health Organisation (WHO) reference laboratory specialising in influenza viruses and pandemics, especially as the virus began spreading in the early days of 2020.
WHITCHURCH, England #8212; Britain currently has the highest death toll from Covid 19 in Europe and the third highest death rate in the world, according to the World Health Organization statistics. The central government in London is being repeatedly criticized for its handling of the crisis, while each of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has deviated in its approach. Like the United States, the results of this governmental ineptitude have been devastating.I live in England, I work in Wales, my family lives in Scotland and my partner ''s family is in Northern Ireland, so together we are bound by all the varying rules. Trying to navigate the conflicting guidance on the pandemic has been greatly frustrating and confusing.
NEW DELHI: India announced Monday that it has nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases, taking it past Russia to become the third hardest hit nation in the global pandemic. The health ministry said 697,358 cases had now been recorded, a rise of 24,000 in 24 hours, while Russia has just over 681,000. The United States and Brazil have the highest numbers of cases but India s tally is not expected to peak for several more weeks and experts predict the one million figure will be passed this month.
twitter flipboard social share Flipboard Pinterest Reddit LinkedIn Email Copy Link Comments Our pals at Reelgood.com have helped us before with a look at content found on the major streaming services and helped to determine which service has not only the most content but also the highest quality. Reelgood has updated the data again, concentrating on the TV shows you can find to watch mdash;and how many of them are really worth watching.This data is up to date as of June 18, 2020, and involves three different looks. At top, you can see what is arguably the most important set of metrics. It shows the number of licensed shows versus original shows on each service, but only those that are considered high quality. In this case, that means shows with an 8.0 or higher average rating by users of IMDb (also, each show has to have at least 300 or more votes to be included, which provides some good statistical validity to the numbers).
MSCI;s broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 1% to its highest since February.Eyes were on Chinese blue chips, which jumped 3%, on top of a 7% gain last week, to their loftiest level in five years. Even Japan ''s Nikkei, which has lagged with a soft domestic economy, managed a rise of 1.3%.
Australia national cricket team head coach Justin Langer has called David Warner an "absolute ripper"Pat Cummins was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a record Rs 15.5 crore (AUD 3.17 million), making him the highest paid foreign player in the history of IPL
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Newest First Oldest First 4:50 PM, 30 Jun I urge all of you to look after yourself. Wear a mask or face cover and ensure social distancing PM Modi said in his concluding remarks. 4:50 PM, 30 Jun We will further economic activities. We will become vocal for local and become self reliant, the PM also said. 4:43 PM, 30 Jun Prior to the address many had anticipated that the PM would speak about China amidst the ongoing tensions at the Line of Actual Control. However, there was no mention of the China. 4:42 PM, 30 Jun During this fight against the pandemic we have provided free food. Scores of needy families across the country have been provided for, the PM also said. 4:42 PM, 30 Jun It is a season now for fever and cold. In such a situation, I urge all to take care of themselves. Do not let your guard down, the pandemic is not yet over says PM Modi. 4:42 PM, 30 Jun PM Modi emphasises on the use of masks. Everyone must wear it as this is the way to protect the entire population of the country. No one is above the law says PM. 4:37 PM, 30 Jun The discussion between the two foreign ministers came after India and France exchanged views at the foreign secretary level on regional and global issues of mutual interest. 4:04 PM, 30 Jun Address to nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins 3:50 PM, 30 Jun An India ban on dozens of Chinese apps following a border clash between the two nations has possibly derailed a billion India expansion plan of China''s ByteDance, while also sparking an uproar from users of its popular TikTok video app. 3:38 PM, 30 Jun An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said that "China has been adamant and will never change", and the need is to forget the past, tackle the fresh crisis and create a new future for the country. 3:29 PM, 30 Jun Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Secretary General of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, Francois Delattre, via a video link on Monday discussed the COVID 19 pandemic and reviewed the progress of their multi faceted cooperation. 3:24 PM, 30 Jun Following the meeting the Ministry of External Affairs had said that both sides would continue both military and diplomatic contacts to resolve the issue. The MEA said that the talks had taken place in a cordial atmosphere. 3:14 PM, 30 Jun The Shiv Sena today said people were fed up of the war of words between the BJP and Congress over the border standoff with China, and the government should focus on handling the row with the neighbouring country and the coronavirus crisis. 3:06 PM, 30 Jun China is strongly concerned, verifying the situation: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on India banning Chinese apps 2:57 PM, 30 Jun The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country''s Han majority to have more children. 2:48 PM, 30 Jun Almost all the companies, ranging from Maruti to Hyundai to Mahindra Mahindra and Tata Motors, will be impacted and so would be two wheeler makers like Hero Moto. 2:44 PM, 30 Jun Indian and Chinese militaries on Tuesday held another round of Lt General level talks with a focus on finalising modalities for disengagement of troops from several friction points in eastern Ladakh. 2:34 PM, 30 Jun The Chinese side seems to have come prepared for the deployment as their troops deployed in the Galwan river valley bed are wearing water proof clothes which allows them to step in the icy water there. 2:24 PM, 30 Jun As the water flow has increased in the Galwan river, the Indian Security forces are now feeling the need for specialised waterproof clothing for the troops deployed there in a standoff position with China. 2:19 PM, 30 Jun The government has begun consultations at the highest level to decide on the use of 5G technology. 2:14 PM, 30 Jun The scheduled telephonic talk between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and American Defence Secretary Mark Esper not to be held today. It is being rescheduled for a later date: Defence Ministry Officials 1:59 PM, 30 Jun We want to stress that Chinese government always asks Chinese businesses to abide by international and local laws regulations. Indian government has a responsibility to uphold the legal rights of international investors including Chinese ones: Zhao Lijian, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson 1:46 PM, 30 Jun Chinese short video making app TikTok and Helo said they are in the process of complying with the government''s order. 1:37 PM, 30 Jun Today, the talks are being held in Chushul on the Indian. The Indian side will tell the Chinese to pullback its troops from the various friction points. India would also demand the restoration of status quo ante. 1:27 PM, 30 Jun While there has been no violent clash or any skirmish since the June 15, Galwan Valley incident, tensions are high. In fact that there has been no disengagement and officials familiar with the matter in New Delhi, tell OneIndia that baby steps are being taken. 1:24 PM, 30 Jun The major talking point between the military commanders of India and China is around disengagement and physical distancing. 1:22 PM, 30 Jun The Navy has increased its surveillance missions and beefed up operational deployment in the Indian Ocean region in the wake of India''s seven week bitter border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the development said. 1:10 PM, 30 Jun As TikTok grew in popularity in India and other markets, the app also drew a lot of criticism, mainly from the lawmakers. Several controversies rocked the social media app in the market. In 2018, TikTok was banned in Indonesia for containing pornography, inappropriate content and blasphemy . 12:59 PM, 30 Jun The Punjab government will check on the involvement of China in an Indian firm selected to deliver smartphones to be given to youths as part of the Congress poll promise before taking a final call on whether or not to proceed with it, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said. 12:53 PM, 30 Jun The reason why TikTok is banned in India but not PUBG is because the game was developed by an arm of South Korean video game maker Bluehole. It was only after the game''s popularity that Chinese giant Tencent Holdings became its distributor. READ MORE 3:14 PM, 16 Jun The Indian Army officer killed the clash was the commanding officer of a battalion at Galwan. 3:14 PM, 16 Jun There was no firing. Apparently the two sides clashed with stones and rods. 3:14 PM, 16 Jun There are various accounts on the number of casualties on the Chinese side. Some accounts suggest 5, while the others say it is 3. However there is no official word on the same. 3:14 PM, 16 Jun The visit by Army Chief General M M Naravane to Pathankot has been cancelled. 3:14 PM, 16 Jun National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said if the Chinese can "shoot dead" three Indian soldiers during the 'de escalation process', one can imagine how serious the situation must have been in the first place. Earlier in the day, the Indian Army said an officer and two soldiers were killed in a violent confrontation with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh''s Galwan Valley on Monday. 3:15 PM, 16 Jun Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be discussing the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a short while from now. Singh has already met Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar. 3:16 PM, 16 Jun We will eventually learn about the details of what happened in Ladakh. That is our right. But right now, we must grieve with stand by the families of our martyred soldiers. And stand solidly in support of our armed forces.
Samsung is the only manufacturer interested in producing high end Android tablets, but last year, the company added a slightly cheaper option to its Tab S lineup. The Galaxy Tab S5e retained the high quality AMOLED screen and thin design of Samsung''s highest end models, but lacked the Tab S4''s stylus support (and still cost over $400). This time around, Samsung is trying something different with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.
However, the concept of nepotism hasn;t affected the game of cricket, thus far. Selection for the Indian cricket team, in recent years, has been strictly performance based.Therefore, fans have seen Mahendra Singh Dhoni from Ranchi, or Hardik Pandya from Baroda, representing the Indian team at the highest level.
By Christie Robinson, CONTRIBUTOR A popular young African American Youtuber from San Leandro recalls the time she almost had a breakdown due to the overwhelmingly disturbing comments people would leave under her videos. The bullying started in middle school and people bullied me on just about everything especially about my looks, kids can be really cruel you know, says Sade Amari. Since 2013, Amari has been making Youtube videos and has experienced different levels of cyberbullying, and discrimination that she says has led to depression at one point. Amari s social media presence has gained over 267,000 subscribers on youtube and due to Amari being famous in the social media world makes her more vulnerable to people cyber attacking her. I get a lot of comments like are you sick You need to eat And that ''s because I am really skinny. says Amari. Not only has she had to alter her personal lifestyle due to fans, but she has to deal with verbal abuse online and sometimes in person. Why do Black Women have to be sexy all the time while girls from other races can dress regularly and not be sexualized? Say, Amari. Preteen and older adolescent Black girls experience high numbers of bullying, over sexualization, and the promotion considering Black girls and women as masculine in the media. Granted, the majority of women of color which includes Latino, Asian, and many other groups of women that identify as a woman of color still experience bullying due to the background of certain cultures and stereotypes. The common bullying is usually at school and children have to resolve it through school officials and in some cases some kids have to deal with the torture of being picked on. In 2020, technology has created identities, friendships, and revenue for many women in the world but it also has come with the brutal truth of Cyberbullying and how women of color tend to be the target of internet bullying. According to the Pew Research center, online harassment is regularly directed towards those with visible accessible characteristics, such as gender, race ethnic background. The study shows that online harassment stems contribute from historically subjected discrimination which is why Black Women tend to get harassed sexually, emotionally and in some cases, it can become physical. On the other hand, studies including African American girls who are raised in working class families show 51 different experiences with aggression as a byproduct of their upbringing. African American girls are more likely to experience and commit more masculinized acts of aggression as a condition of their family upbringing and ideas of femininity reinforced in African American households. Black, Asian, and Latino women are the highest group to receive online cyber aggression, but African American girls have the highest number of women that receive online harassment says Dr. Casey Quirarte. An educator, community advocate #038; curriculum specialist has the first hand experience with young and preteen African American girls. In her research, she discovered the differences between African American girls and European girls in how they are raised. African American girls experience relational aggression and African American families tend to raise their female children with more gender neutral values. The fact that African American women can be considered masculine results in society thinking African American women are not beautiful. The media doesn t have the best representation of Black Women and the one that comes to mind as a representation for Black Women is Michelle Obama. Even with Michelle Obama and all the positive things she has done for America and the internet would call her unattractive, masculine, and virtually attack her simply because she is a woman of color and women of color are supposed to not be associated with success. Social platforms make it accessible and vulnerable in which women tend to get bullied and harassed more. The internet doesn t flag online aggression towards women as a target of reinforcing feminine norms and stereotypes that are attached to women of color. According to a study by Gender and The Media: Women ''s Places, They discovered that on Twitter, over 25% of cyber aggression on twitter was towards Black women while only 3% was towards white women. The famous word bitch was referred to like Black women and identifies it as all women of color. Not only do all women of color experience some level of cyber aggression but it affects their personal life as well, especially if you are popular on Instagram and or Twitter, Youtube, etc. Someone made a fake account and tried to ruin my relationship with my boyfriend and my parents, took screenshots of me on vacation, and sent them to my mother. She was furious. Online bullying can go towards the lengths of strangers investing in someone ''s life and sabotaging their image out of greed and jealousy. Online users illustrate social media users ' lives and characterize the nature of cyberbullying within the online population. In some cases, it can be hard to identify the problem because of the misrepresentation of the definition in society. Forms of bullying, in general, may limit the approach to how people view cyberbullying. Many women, especially women of color, are constantly harassed online and deal with it so much to the point that it is actually normal to them. Bullying and cyberbullying are completely different towards every race class of people and society needs to understand that they are being virtually attacked even if someone hacks your profile it s still considered a violation. In comparison, it s like a young child being a victim of sexual assault and that child doesn t realize it until he she older. There are different elements to bullying and sometimes it takes going through the motions to diagnose the problem. Women of color have been victims of cyber aggression or people participating in degrading individuals online.
PARIS: Iran will send to France next month the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger jet that Tehran s armed forces mistakenly shot down in January, killing all 176 people on board, French aviation investigators said Friday. Iran has requested help with repairing and downloading data from the Cockpit Voice Recorder and the Flight Data Recorder of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, the Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority tweeted. Technical work (is) planned to start July 20... The safety investigation is led by Iran, it added. The Boeing 737 was struck by two missiles and crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran s airport on January 8. The Islamic republic admitted days later that its forces accidentally shot down the Kiev bound jetliner. Many of the passengers on board were Canadian, and Ottawa has demanded for months that Iran which does not have the technical means to decode the black boxes send the items abroad so that their content can be analyzed. The black boxes are expected to contain information about the last moments before the aircraft was struck. Iran has said the delay in sending the boxes was caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen most international flights canceled. ATHENS, Greece: The leaders of Greece and Turkey spoke by phone Friday, the prime minister s office says, after months of increasing tension between the two countries. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan focused on the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and issues relating to the reopening of borders and tourist visits after the end of lockdowns triggered by the virus, Mitsotakis office said. The two agreed to maintain bilateral channels of communication open, it said in a statement. Tension has been high between the two neighbors and NATO allies in recent months. Greece has accused Turkey of using migrants to pressure Greece, after Ankara declared in late February that Turkey s borders to the European Union were open to all those who wanted to cross. Thousands of migrants gathered at Turkey s border with Greece, demanding to be allowed in. Similar scenes didn t play out on Turkey s border with EU member Bulgaria. Greece and Turkey are also at loggerheads over oil and gas exploration rights in the Mediterranean and over territorial issues in the Aegean Sea dividing the two countries. The two have come to the brink of war three times since the mid 1970s. According to official in Athens with knowledge of the discussions, the two leaders didn t discuss anything related to the disputes, but agreed that the level of tension was too high and that direct communication at the highest level would be helpful and should continue. Discussions focused on broader talks within the EU on the access of nationals from third countries when borders open to tourists. The official said Greece doesn t in principle object to supporting Turkey s inclusion in the list of countries that would have access. The official, who wasn t authorized to speak publicly about the details of the call, spoke on condition of anonymity.
In an interview to PTI on Tuesday, Al Mason, co chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee, asserted that due to the aggressive outreach of Trump, there are indications of a sizable swing of the community away from the Democratic Party they have traditionally supported and voted for. "More than 50 per cent of Indian Americans in the battleground states, who have been voting for Democrats thus far, are crossing over to support President Trump, in his re election bid, " he said.The US presidential election will be held on November 3. Trump, a Republican, is expected to be challenged by former US vice president Joe Biden, who is set to be nominated by the Democratic Party in August.Mason said his analysis is based on the findings of his team at the grassroots level in some of the key battleground states like Michigan, Florida, Texas, Virginia and Pennsylvania.There is an estimated four million Indian American population of which about 2.5 million are potential voters in the November 2020 presidential election. "These 50 per cent of the Indian Americans (switching away from Democrats), which constitute 50,000 to 60,000 additional votes for President Trump in each of the battleground states, will make a big difference, " Mason asserted.In Michigan, Mason claimed, 45,000 of the 70,000 Indian American voters who vote for Democrats, will switch sides in favour of Trump #8212; giving him a total of 65,000 votes. Similarly, in Florida, his study revealed that 50,000 of the 110,000 Indian Americans who vote for Democrats will switch sides in November, he claimed.According to Mason, 50,000 of the 200,000 voters in Texas, 40,000 of the 110,000 voters in Pennsylvania and 45,000 of the 100,000 voters in Virginia who vote for Democrats are expected to switch sides in favour of Trump in the election.Political pundits have identified Michigan, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania as the top key battleground states. While Michigan has 120,000 potential Indian American voters, Florida has 190,000, Texas 470,000 and Pennsylvania 170,000.Mason said there are substantive reasoning and influencing factors for the probable mass exodus of Indian American voters from the Democrats camp to the Trump side. Majority of the Indian Americans, he said, highly approve of Trump ''s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as all prudent steps he has taken for the revival of the US economy. "But there is also a major factor in play #8212; Respect. Indian Americans feel respected and acknowledged for the first time by a US president #8212; President Trump. They notice that the India US relation has never been better, as it is now under Trump, " Mason said in response to a question. "Right from the start of his presidency, Trump has been the best friend of India and Indian Americans. Therefore, they value the genuine friendship between President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi #8212; giving Trump credit for the same, " he said.Responding to a question, Mason exuded confidence that the recent temporary suspension of the H 1B visa is unlikely to have any impact on this swing. "No amount of temporary suspension on H 1B, H 4 visas, which is most sought after among Indian IT professionals, will ever affect the existing great relation between India and the US, " he said.Mason noted that Trump has directed his administration to reform the H 1B visa system and move in the direction of merit based immigration. "These reforms, the White House said, will prioritise those workers who are offered the highest wage, ensuring that the highest skilled applicants are admitted. Such a move was long due and is not only a win win situation for the US and India, but also Indian Americans because IT professionals in India and Indian Americans offer the biggest and highest skilled applicants talent pool in this sector, " he said.
India on Tuesday slapped definitive anti dumping duty on certain steel products imported from China, South Korea and Vietnam after a probe found that these items caused injury to domestic producers.The revenue department said in an order that flat rolled product of steel coated with alloy of aluminium and zinc was exported from these countries below their normal value, resulting in dumping and causing injury to domestic producers. The rate of duty imposed varies from country to country and from exporter to exporter with the highest rate applicable on exports from China at $128.9 per tonne. Provisional anti dumping duty imposed on the product in October 2019 had expired in April this year and the definitive duty imposed on Tuesday is applicable for five years starting from last October, said the order.
Small Business Prices has analysed the world s 100 most renowned brands to reveal which offer the best average salary, how big they are on different social media platforms and how often they ve been reviewed by their employees and customers.June 2020: Small Business Prices has revealed the top 10 best brands for customers and employees. The study highlights which brands offer the highest average salary, which companies are the most followed on social media, as well as how positively these companies have been reviewed by their customers and employees.
More specifically, the new policy is "extending and expanding " on President Donald Trump s April pause on issuing new green cards, which will continue beyond the initial 60 day period until the end of the year, according to a senior official of the Trump administration.Under these reforms, the H 1B program will prioritise those workers who are offered the highest wage, ensuring that the highest skilled applicants are admitted, the White House said.
The Congress said there were 3,289 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2019 alone, the highest in 16 years, up from 583 in 2014, and asked Nadda to question Modi.
Menu Open Search Search for: Search Posted inFrance Google loses $56m French fine appeal Court confirms 2019 decision that Google made it too difficult to manage personal information preferences by AT Contributor June 20, 2020June 20, 2020 Share this: " Google said it would 'now examine the changes we need to make' after the decision. Photo: AFP France s highest administrative authority on Friday dismissed a challenge by Google against a fine of 50 million euros ($56 million) for failing to provide adequate information on its data consent policies.
Quantum computing refers to the use of quantum mechanical phenomena (superposition and entanglement) to perform computation. The quantum volume is a measurement that takes into account the number of quantum bits (or qubits) of a machine as well as their connectivity and error rates.Tony Uttley, the President of Honeywell Quantum Solutions, said, What makes our quantum computers so powerful is having the highest quality qubits, with the lowest error rates. This is a combination of using identical, fully connected qubits and precision control.
;What makes our quantum computers so powerful is having the highest quality qubits, with the lowest error rates. This is a combination of using identical, fully connected qubits and precision control,; said Tony Uttley, president of Honeywell Quantum Solutions.The core of the Honeywell system is an ultra high vacuum chamber, which is a stainless steel sphere, about the size of a basketball. It has portals to allow in laser light, and from which the air has been pumped out such that it contains a vacuum of five times less particles than outer space. The chamber is cryogenically cooled to the temperature slightly above absolute zero ( 262.7 C).