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‘Catch and kill’: Scientists reveal air filter ALMOST 100% effective against coronavirus

‘Catch and kill’: Scientists reveal air filter ALMOST 100% effective against coronavirus

on July 9, 2020, 8:06 AM / in International News

Scientists have designed an air filter that can both catch and kill the coronavirus by trapping and neutralizing it instantly. The new invention could be used to reduce the spread of the virus in enclosed spaces. The study, which appeared in Materials Today Physics on Tuesday, states that 99.8 percent of Covid-19 is killed within a single pass through the filter. The […]

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TikTok pulling out of Hong Kong

TikTok pulling out of Hong Kong

on July 7, 2020, 7:39 AM / in International News

Beijing-based short-form video app TikTok said Monday that it would get out of the Hong Kong market following the enactment of China’s new security law in the semi-autonomous former British colony. TikTok previously said it would not comply with requests from China for user data or censorship. Also on Monday, Facebook, Twitter, and Google said they would stop processing requests […]

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Western Supermarkets Drop Coconut Goods Picked By Slave Monkeys

Western Supermarkets Drop Coconut Goods Picked By Slave Monkeys

on July 7, 2020, 7:11 AM / in International News, National News

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia investigators found Thailand’s major coconut milk producers are forcing monkeys to pick coconuts as slave laborers. After the report emerged, major Western supermarket chains have removed coconut water and oil from their store shelves that are connected with these farms. Eight farms were noted in the report. Two in focus are Aroy-D, and […]

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Ennio Morricone, Prolific Italian Composer for the Movies, Dies at 91

Ennio Morricone, Prolific Italian Composer for the Movies, Dies at 91

on July 6, 2020, 6:39 AM / in International News, People

Ennio Morricone, the prolific Italian film composer best known for his iconic scores of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and other Sergio Leone “spaghetti Westerns,” died early Monday at a hospital in Rome. He was 91, and died of complications from a fall last week in which he broke his femur. Morricone scored more than 500 films. He […]

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on July 5, 2020, 7:36 AM / in International News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Israel not to extend its sovereignty to Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley in a front page Hebrew op-ed published in Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot. By CHRISTIAN FERNSBY Calling himself a “passionate defender of Israel,” Johnson said that for Israel to follow through with its sovereignty plan would represent “a violation of international […]

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Russian diplomat says some members of US intelligence involved in Afghan drug trafficking

on July 5, 2020, 7:32 AM / in International News

“Their planes from Kandahar, from Bagram are flying wherever they want to – to Germany, to Romania – without any inspections,” he said MOSCOW, July 5. /TASS/. Some members of the US intelligence, which accuses Russia of conspiring with Taliban members, are involved in drug trafficking from Afghanistan, said Russian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan affairs, Zamir Kabulov. “Those wonderful […]

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‘No kissing’: Amsterdam’s red light district reopens after coronavirus shutdown

‘No kissing’: Amsterdam’s red light district reopens after coronavirus shutdown

on July 4, 2020, 7:15 AM / in International News

Sex workers welcome the chance to earn again but with strict rules about face-to-face contact, hygiene and making clients check for symptoms Amsterdam’s famed red light district has reopened after a long coronavirus shutdown, with sex workers and clients having to observe new rules to prevent infection. The Netherlands ordered all brothels closed in mid-March and had originally planned to […]

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Turkey convicts US consulate employee of terrorism offence

on July 2, 2020, 8:46 AM / in International News

Metin Topuz was accused of links to cleric Fethullah Gülen, blamed for 2016 coup A Turkish court has convicted a local US consulate employee in Istanbul of aiding an armed terrorist organisation and sentenced him to eight years and nine months in prison, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Metin Topuz, a translator and assistant for the US Drug Enforcement […]

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Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

on July 1, 2020, 8:24 AM / in International News

Hong Kong police announced Wednesday that they had made their first arrests for violations of China’s new national security law. The law, which China’s top legislative decision-making body passed on Tuesday, says that anyone “undermining national unification” between Hong Kong and mainland China faces up to life in prison. The law would have covered many of the pro-democracy protests that […]

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China passes controversial Hong Kong security law

on June 30, 2020, 8:40 AM / in International News

China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a contentious national security law that will allow Beijing to crack down on political dissent in Hong Kong, rolling back the autonomy the former British colony was promised when it was returned to Chinese rule in 1997. The U.S. has vowed to impose sanctions on any Chinese officials responsible for […]

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So Gilead (GILD) surprises the markets – but first let’s consider what was happening yesterday morning in the pre-dawn hours…

on June 30, 2020, 7:55 AM / in International News, National News

KENNY POLCARI Asian markets had closed lower, European markets were lower and US futures were wobbling around the unchanged line… the negative mood from Friday was hanging over the markets. We learned that virus cases exploded over the weekend, every headline had two numbers – the papers reported more than 10 million people globally have been exposed to the virus and […]

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Boris Johnson Warns ‘Fat’ Britons That They Must Lose Weight

Boris Johnson Warns ‘Fat’ Britons That They Must Lose Weight

on June 30, 2020, 7:44 AM / in International News

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ditching his libertarian instincts and considering state interventions to tackle the U.K.’s high obesity levels. The coronavirus crisis has persuaded Johnson that ministers have a duty to address excess weight as a major health issue, he told Times Radio on Monday. The prime minister has previously railed against “nanny state” interventions in the lives […]

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In India, China shipments held up as New Delhi takes steps to block Chinese goods

In India, China shipments held up as New Delhi takes steps to block Chinese goods

on June 29, 2020, 7:36 AM / in International News

Customs officials at Chennai, one of India’s biggest ports, have held shipments originating from China for extra checks, according to sources, amid a backlash over a border clash in which 20 Indian soldiers died. The increased scrutiny on shipments from China at Chennai Port, which handles various cargo including cars, components, fertilisers and petroleum products, could disrupt supply chains. While […]

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L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’ from products

L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’ from products

on June 28, 2020, 8:42 AM / in International News

French cosmetics giant L’Oreal announced Saturday it was removing words like “whitening” from its products, against the backdrop of global anti-racism protests as big business wakes up to the issue. L’Oreal is the latest multinational after the likes of Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and Mars to respond to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, prompted by the police killing in […]

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“Pandemic Rages Through the US, Spurring Quarantines and Mask Orders… tearing through the heartland, causing record hospitalizations… new model predicts that it is expected to kill 180,000 Americans by October… and stocks plunge.” – Bloomberg (operative words – rages, tearing through heartland, record hospitalizations, expected to kill…)

“Pandemic Rages Through the US, Spurring Quarantines and Mask Orders… tearing through the heartland, causing record hospitalizations… new model predicts that it is expected to kill 180,000 Americans by October… and stocks plunge.” – Bloomberg (operative words – rages, tearing through heartland, record hospitalizations, expected to kill…)

on June 25, 2020, 7:39 AM / in International News, National News

BY KENNY POLCARI It was an ugly day on the street yesterday… but not completely unexpected. The Dow fell by 710 pts or 2.72%, the S&P gave up 80 pts or 2.6%, the Nasdaq fell by 222 pts or 2.1%, and the Russell gave back 49 pts or 3.5%. And while that was ugly – it was off the lows of the […]

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The Segway is officially over

on June 24, 2020, 7:54 AM / in International News, National News

By Matt McFarland, CNN Business Washington, DC (CNN)The Segway PT, which earned a place in pop culture but never realized its creators’ world-changing ambitions, will come to an end this summer.   China-based Ninebot, which acquired Segway in 2015, will halt production of the PT, short for Personal Transporter, on July 15. Twenty-one staffers will be laid off at its Bedford, New Hampshire plant. […]

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Saudi Arabia to severely limit hajj

Saudi Arabia to severely limit hajj

on June 23, 2020, 9:06 AM / in International News

Saudi Arabia announced Monday that the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, which usually draws around two million people from around the world, will be limited to people already living in the kingdom because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s unclear how many people will be permitted. Saudi Arabia, which cited the lack of a coronavirus vaccine and the risks of gathering […]

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WHO Reports Largest Single-Day Increase In COVID-19 Cases

on June 23, 2020, 6:50 AM / in International News

COVID-19 cases are climbing in India, Brazil and the U.S., with the World Health Organization reporting the largest single-day increase by its count on Sunday. According to the agency, more than 183,000 new cases were reported within 24 hours. India in particular is struggling as migrant workers return to their rural villages. Experts tell the Associated Press that the rising case numbers […]

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Stuttgart Riot Leaves Police in Shock

Stuttgart Riot Leaves Police in Shock

on June 22, 2020, 8:01 AM / in International News

News Desk | Agence France-Presse German authorities expressed shock Sunday over a rampage of an “unprecedented scale” overnight in the city center of Stuttgart, where hundreds of party-goers ran riot, attacking police and plundering stores after smashing shop windows. Two dozen people, half of them German nationals, were arrested provisionally, as police reported 19 colleagues hurt. “They were unbelievable scenes that […]

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The Market Report

on June 22, 2020, 7:56 AM / in International News, National News

Apple to shut stores in 4 states – Should you sell your stock? Hardly Virus cases continue to rise around the country and the world – so do the number of tests – Deaths in decline Global markets remain volatile US futures are flat Try the Linguine w/Artichokes and Pancetta KENNY POLCARI Stocks rallied then failed as Apple set off […]

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