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2 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 16 April 2021
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 519 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 15 April 2021. Two were positive.
Governor's Statement on Swearing in Wayne Panton
The Civil Service began preparations for the swearing in of a new Government following my meeting yesterday (Thursday, 15 April 2021) with elected candidate Mr Wayne Panton.
Can Bitcoin Reach $130,000 in 2021? – What We Can Learn from Coinbase Listing
“Bitcoin is dead,” proclaimed one prominent cryptocurrency investor in late 2018. The 18-year-old, Erik Finman, had become a BTC millionaire that year. But as Bitcoin prices plummeted 75%, even he couldn’t shake the feeling that the cryp...
This is how much you could get paid to visit Malta this summer
The Mediterranean island is working with hotels to provide some serious discounts as part of its COVID recovery.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian declares 'it's absolutely safe to sit in the middle seat' in defiance of CDC suggesting airlines should block them
Delta's seat blocking policy ends on May 1. It cost the airline up to $150 million in potential revenue for March alone as more Americans fly.
Legendary investor Ron Conway tells us Coinbase is the new Google. Here's what that means for the next wave of startup founders.
Just like Netscape kicked off the dot-com era, Coinbase is ushering in a boom for crypto startups, Silicon Valley legend Ron Conway told Insider.
Gucci Holds Balenciaga, Horses, and Bangers Close to Its Heart
In celebration of the Italian house's 100-year anniversary, the brand's Aria collection pulls out all the stops.
Canadian MP completely naked in parliamentary Zoom call
He did manage to cover his privates with his cell phone.
How to format an SD card and erase all of its data
You can format an SD card using Windows, Mac, and Android devices, and likely your digital camera too.
This New Build Embraces Old Country Charm
Step aside, modern farmhouse. This year’s all about homes that feel deliberately dated. (Fear not: There’s still shiplap.)
All Covid symptoms you need to know about after four new ones detected in study
Experts say people in the UK should be vigilant for four more suspected coronavirus symptoms - - on top of the 'classic three' of a persistent cough, loss of sense of taste and smell, or fever
Pregnant women in UK given green light to have Covid jab
Bereaved families welcome decision to offer Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, based on age and clinical risk
City of London calls for 'paradigm shift' in compliance tech at banks
Britain’s financial firms and regulators should step up the use of technology to cut the cost of compliance and make the City of London more globally competitive, a report said on Friday.
Eating cheese and red wine can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's, study claims
Researchers from Iowa State University have revealed that drinking red wine and eating cheese can help to reduce cognitive decline
IRS is probing the dark web to look for cryptocurrency and NFT tax evasion
Tax evasion using cryptocurrencies is “replicating” with nonfungible tokens and other new crypto-related products, according to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig.
What’s at Stake in the U.S. Case Against a Crypto Rebel
The prosecution of BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes could lay down legal markers as digital currency moves into the mainstream.
Pregnant women who take paracetamol 'likely to have child with behaviour issues'
Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that women who take paracetamol during pregnancy are more likely to have a child with behavioural issues
Accountant jailed for 'industrial scale' £1.4m fraud
An accountant who committed “industrial scale dishonesty” to fund a lavish lifestyle has been jailed.
Mystery man who used fake passport to buy gold bars wins access to £160k fortune
When an American man claimed in 2018 he was the true owner of around £160,000 worth of gold bars stored in a Swiss vault, alarm bells rang.
Cat microchips could become compulsory
The measures, being considered by government ministers, aims to tackle a rise in pet theft during the pandemic.
The genius behind early Russian space tech
The Soviet Union did not have many of the same technological advances enjoyed by Nasa – but that didn’t stop them leaping ahead of the Americans into space. Here’s how.
Russia Bans Top Biden Officials As Tensions Soar
Attorney General Merrick Garland, Biden's chief domestic policy advisor Susan Rice and FBI chief Christopher Wray would be barred, the foreign ministry said.
Challenge or Opportunity? How China's Digital Silk Road May Change Global Technology Order
Besides challenging the US' Big Tech dominance across the world, the Beijing-led Digital Silk Road initiative provides its customers with vast opportunities through competitively priced digital products and services.
Pfizer CEO says third COVID jab 'likely' needed within 12 months
Authorities in the US and the EU have already started planning for such an eventuality.
China's Coronavac 80% Effective At Preventing Covid Deaths: Chile Results
"These figures should convey peace of mind to the country," Health Minister Enrique Paris told journalists as he announced the outcome of two months' of vaccination in Chile, in February and March.
Cryptocurrencies now worth more than the world's most valuable company
After record-breaking price hikes, the combined value of the cryptocurrency market now outstrips Apple, the world's most valuable company.
Japan Prime Minister Biden's First Guest With Push On 5G, Climate, China
Opening his visit by meeting Vice President Kamala Harris, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga echoed Biden's language in saying the nations' relationship is "connected by universal values such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law."
Meet the buyer of the world's most expensive digital artwork
The €58 million sale of a digital collage by the artist Beeple made headlines as the most money ever paid for an NFT. We meet the 32-year-old behind the purchase.
What is Coinbase and why is its IPO so significant?
Widely expected to become worth more than Goldman Sachs overnight, the floating of Coinbase on the Nasdaq is significant for the future of cryptocurrencies.
US Announces $1.7 Billion To Fight Covid Variants
The funding comes from a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package passed last month and will help the United States come up to speed on genomic surveillance, an area in which it has lagged behind badly relative to other advanced countries.
Joint US-Russian crew heads to International Space Station
A joint US-Russian crew aboard a Soyuz rocket launched successfully on Friday, heading for the International Space Station.
Norway's public health institute recommends axing AstraZeneca jab
It comes a day after Denmark became the first country in Europe to abandon the jab over links with very rare blood clots.
Ireland encourages remote work to repopulate rural areas
The Irish government is hoping to bank on the rise of remote work to breathe new life into rural towns and villages.
UK Finds 77 Cases Of COVID-19 Variant First Found In India
COVID-19 UK: The B.1.617 strain's mutations are feared to make the variant spread faster and partially evade immunity. The variant is believed to be largely responsible for India's current second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with infec...
Finland Offers To Host Putin-Biden Summit: President's Office
"When it comes to this possible meeting, the readiness of Finland to organise it has been presented to both Washington and Moscow," a spokesman for the president's office told AFP by email.
Tesla Settles Lawsuit Against Former Employee Over Autopilot Source Code
Tesla filed the lawsuit in 2019, saying its employee Cao Guangzhi, who worked at Tesla for two years, copied the source code before in January 2019 joining XMotors.
EU May Not Renew AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Contract: French Minister
No final EU decision had been taken, French Industry Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher told RMC radio, but "it is highly probable" that no further AstraZeneca doses would be ordered.
DOGE becomes the 7th largest cryptocurrency – passes Litecoin and BCH
The price of Dogecoin has surged seemingly without any push from prominent figures on social media or major developments in the project.
Pfizer says third dose of vaccine is "probably" necessary
As of yet, it is unknown for how long Pfizer vaccines protect against COVID-19, given the short-lived path of this product.
What has governments so concerned about the Brazilian coronavirus variant?
Several countries, including France, have suspended flights to and from Brazil due to fears over the more contagious coronavirus variant spreading there. The P1 mutation is more contagious than the initial strain of Sars-Cov-2, and it ca...
4.7 million waiting for operations in England, as delays hit record high amid Covid pandemic
Delays for routine operations and procedures in England have hit the highest level since records began, with around 4.7 million now on waiting lists, as hospitals were forced to divert resources to fighting Covid-19.
Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people will “likely” need a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated. His comments were made public Thursday but were taped April 1.
Denmark removes AstraZeneca from its vaccination program
Denmark has removed the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from its vaccination program, saying it is not needed because the country has already reached "such an advanced point" in its vaccine rollout.
The mysterious case of the $571m Manchester 'Bitcoin scam'
The US’s commodities watchdog is on the hunt for a Manchester man it claims is the mastermind behind a Bitcoin scam that swindled thousands of victims and owes $572m (£416m).
India rolls out red carpet for foreign-made vaccines as infections surge
The Indian government has said that foreign-made vaccines approved by the US, UK and Japan, and those listed by the World Health Organization, can be granted emergency use approval, in a policy U-turn that comes as India registered the h...
The vaccine passport debate isn't new. It started in 1897 during a plague pandemic
Vaccine passports have been touted by some as our ticket to normalcy -- easily accessible proof of immunization and a reward for those who got their shots. They've also been called invasive and ineffective.
Ireland: Bribes and blackmail uncovered as former bank worker arrested in major fraud probe
Fraud squad detectives encountered a sinister blackmail plot when they launched an investigation into a former employee of the Central Bank, who allegedly committed fraud crimes after he set up a business to help clients apply for bank l...
Mystery man who used fake passport to buy gold bars wins access to £160k fortune
BNF Bank has distanced itself from a former manager who faces money laundering charges.
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