Life after COVID: EU re-thinks budget rules for new era

Life after COVID: EU re-thinks budget rules for new era

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Yves HermanStability and Growth Pact governs states’ borrowingPandemic debts and climate costs forcing rethinkDeep divisions remain over how loose rules should beBRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – So often the source of rows between its members, the European Union starts reviewing … Read more

What is STX and why is it going up?

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The cryptocurrency market has been growing for the past few years. While most coins dipped marginally earlier this year, Stacks (STX) is one coin that caught investors attention with its growth tally. STX has rallied 19.53 per cent in the last 24 hours to trade at $2.70, according to CoinMarketCap. The coin’s market cap has also … Read more

Valneva reports positive results for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Valneva reports positive results for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

The logo of Valneva SE is pictured at the company’s headquarters in Saint-Herblain, near Nantes, France, September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane MahePARIS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Vaccine company Valneva (VLS.PA) reported positive Phase 3 results on Monday for its inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate VLA2001.”These results confirm the advantages often associated with inactivated whole virus vaccines,” … Read more

The Superfast Crypto with an Unprecedented Growth Rate

The Superfast Crypto with an Unprecedented Growth Rate

The cryptocurrency market has been on the rise for the past year, and with its growing awareness, more investors are joining the crypto market. Even though there are many trusted cryptocurrencies in the market with promising returns, Solana’s supersonic growth and adoption among investors have surprised everyone. The promising cryptocurrency, also known as the ‘ethereum … Read more

Oil prices climb as COVID recovery, power generators stoke demand

Oil prices climb as COVID recovery, power generators stoke demand

General view of Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Saudi Arabia May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Ahmed JadallahBrent touches highest since Oct 2018, WTI highest since Oct 2014U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for sixth week in a rowChina cuts independent refinery oil import quotasSINGAPORE, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Oil prices hit … Read more

A nurse’s journey from treating Covid in Brazil to death in the US desert | Brazil

As coronavirus tore through the Valley of Paradise, a farm-flanked backwater in the Brazilian Amazon, Lenilda dos Santos, a nurse technician, stood on the frontline clutching hands most feared to touch.“She was a warrior during the pandemic,” said Lucineide Oliveira, a friend and colleague at the town’s small, understaffed hospital. “She’d say: ‘If we have … Read more

Does crypto belong in an ESG portfolio?

Does crypto belong in an ESG portfolio?

Doug Miller is a staunch believer in the power of technology to solve environmental problems. As a masters student at London’s Imperial College, the American orchestrated a field study of office workers and energy consumption. He found that automating light switches was more effective and cheaper than relying on the last person leaving a room … Read more

Covid vaccination increases after being linked with documentation – Newspaper

Covid vaccination increases after being linked with documentation - Newspaper

PESHAWAR: Covid-19 vaccination is increasing after government’s decision of linking it with getting admission in educational institutions and land registration and transfer documents. Prof Khalid Mahmood at Lady Reading Hospital told this scribe that all the vaccines currently used had efficacy in the range of 79 to 96 per cent in preventing the infectious disease. … Read more

The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers – October 18th, 2021

The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers – October 18th, 2021

A mixed start to the day saw Bitcoin rise to a late morning intraday high $61,475.0 before hitting reverse. Falling well short of the first major resistance level at $62,077, Bitcoin slid to a late intraday low $59,019.0. Bitcoin fell through the first major support level at $59,915 before a late move back through to … Read more

Australia could see Covid surge from new variants even after 80% vaccination when border reopens | Australia news

If the Australian international border is reopened while highly transmissible Covid-19 variants are circulating overseas or locally, large and disruptive outbreaks will still be possible after 80% of people aged 16 years are fully vaccinated, modelling published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday says.It comes after the New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland apartment block now a location of interest – visitors told to isolate

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland apartment block now a location of interest - visitors told to isolate

There were 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Sunday. 47 in Auckland and 4 in Waikato. Video / Dean Purcell / Jason Oxenham / Sylvie Whinray / Michael CraigAnother inner city Auckland apartment block has been identified as a location of interest linked to at least one person infected with Covid-19.The Washington … Read more

Coinbase Publishes Proposal for Crypto Regulation Pushing 4 Core Recommendations – Regulation Bitcoin News

Coinbase Publishes Proposal for Crypto Regulation Pushing 4 Core Recommendations

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has published its proposal for crypto regulation after “more than 75 meetings with stakeholders in government, industry, and academia,” CEO Brian Armstrong revealed. In its Digital Asset Policy Proposal, the company recommends “four core pillars to inform future U.S. regulation.” Coinbase’s Proposal for Crypto Regulation The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase published its … Read more

Sydney eases more COVID-19 restrictions as vaccinations pass key milestone

Sydney eases more COVID-19 restrictions as vaccinations pass key milestone

Shoppers wait to get inside stores with limited capacity at a city centre mall as businesses re-open to vaccinated patrons in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regulations easing, following months of lockdown orders to curb the rise in the number of cases, in Sydney, Australia, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Loren ElliottSYDNEY, Oct 18 (Reuters) – … Read more

‘Urgent’ Action Needed—‘Massive’ Bitcoin And Crypto Price Collapse Warning Issued Over Systemic Risk

‘Urgent’ Action Needed—‘Massive’ Bitcoin And Crypto Price Collapse Warning Issued Over Systemic Risk

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have charged higher this week, propelling the combined crypto market to its all-time high of around $2.5 trillion. Subscribe now to Forbes’ CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and discover hot new NFT and crypto blockbusters poised for 1,000% gains The bitcoin price has added 50% since its September lows, climbing to over … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Nursing home outbreak, province announces 3 deaths, 58 new cases

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Nursing home outbreak, province announces 3 deaths, 58 new cases

Two residents, including a person in their 50s, and one employee at the Villa Renaissance nursing home in Dalhousie have died of COVID-19, according to Michael Keating, interim executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes. Seven employees and seven patients at the nursing home have tested positive for the virus since Wednesday. Keating said the province has sent … Read more

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, Oct. 17

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, Oct. 17

Recent developments: Ontario needs to better track vaccines tied to breakthrough cases, expert says. Kingston Police say some people were arrested after thousands gathered illegally during unsanctioned homecoming parties.  Ottawa reported 35 more cases of COVID-19 Sunday. What’s the latest? Ontario is being urged to track the type of vaccines tied to breakthrough cases of COVID-19 to … Read more

Demole partners with several global crypto companies and is

Demole partners with several global crypto companies and is

Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Demole game is expected to be one of 2021’s most popular play-to-earn NFT games. With partnerships in place with several global crypto and DeFi companies, this exciting new platform has the potential for long-term success as it plans its release later this year. What is the … Read more

Health authorities add new venues to Victoria’s list of COVID-19 exposure sites

A healthcare worker in PPE looks at a screen while conducting COVID tests.

Health authorities have added new tier 1 venues to Victoria’s list of COVID-19 exposure sites.The new tier 1 sites are:Paynesville Wine Bar at 85A Esplanade, Paynesville, between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on October 12, and between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on October 13McQuinns Gym at 14-18 High Street, Bendigo, between 2:30pm and 6:30pm on October 10, between 5:00am … Read more

Is Solana the Fastest Horse? Veteran Crypto Trader Shows Why SOL May Be Set to Outperform Everything

Is Solana the Fastest Horse? Veteran Crypto Trader Shows Why SOL May Be Set to Outperform Everything

A closely followed trader suggests that smart contract platform Solana (SOL) might be the fastest horse in the crypto bull market. The trader known as Cantering Clark shares with his 76,000 followers a snapshot of a collection of different cryptos throughout the day.   He notes that even while Bitcoin was receiving all of the … Read more

I was raised vaccine hesitant. Now I’m double vaxxed against COVID-19

I was raised vaccine hesitant. Now I'm double vaxxed against COVID-19

This First Person column is written by Rachel Grantham who has been double vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ.  I was raised by my father to be wary of vaccines.  Dad was a health-care professional. I had been vaccinated in my childhood for polio, smallpox and … Read more

Covid-19 disrupts Government plans once again

Covid-19 disrupts Government plans once again

If everything had gone to plan there would have been just a few pandemic related rules left in place next Friday. However, the unflagging constancy of Covid’s ability to disrupt Government plans is evident again. Somethings would have stayed the same after 22 October, though. These include the requirement to wear masks on public transport … Read more

It’s bizarre to see a Covid patient deny Covid exists while gasping for breath | ICU nurse

Working as a nurse in an intensive care unit is busy at the best of times. It becomes something else entirely during a pandemic. This second wave is a lot different to the first wave. Last year when we were caring for Covid patients we had one layer of protection, which was our PPE. It … Read more

Investment advisers ‘extremely skeptical’ about first U.S. bitcoin ETF: ‘It’s a hard thing for RIAs to recommend an inferior’ crypto product

Investment advisers 'extremely skeptical' about first U.S. bitcoin ETF: 'It's a hard thing for RIAs to recommend an inferior' crypto product

Happy Sunday! Welcome to the penultimate installment of Need to Know Crypto Edition, ahead of the launch of a new weekly crypto newsletter “Distributed Ledger,” which will kick off next month. I’m Mark DeCambre, managing editor of markets and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. There … Read more

Ontario reports under 500 new COVID-19 cases for 7th straight day

Ontario reports under 500 new COVID-19 cases for 7th straight day

Ontario reported 443 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 594,862. It also marks a full week where cases were below 500.Of the 443 new cases recorded, the data showed 231 were unvaccinated people, 20 were partially vaccinated people, 155 were fully vaccinated people and for 37 … Read more

Sleepy school board races are waking up

Sleepy school board races are waking up

The Blue Valley School District in Johnson County, Kansas, boasts some of the top public high schools in the state. Generally, candidates for the school board sail to victory unopposed, while turnout is a meager single-digit percentage of all eligible voters.”Very sleepy, very sedate,” said Andrew Van Der Laan, who is running for one of … Read more

Acute shortage of crypto experts leads to hike in remuneration in India’s blockchain industry

Acute shortage of crypto experts leads to hike in remuneration in India’s blockchain industry

NEW DELHI: The number of active job openings in India’s blockchain industry has increased by 50 per cent since last year with 12,000 vacancies, according to Xpheno’s report, an Indian specialist talent solutions company. The annual salary in the crypto industry has shot up to Rs 80 lakhs for crypto experts with 8 to 10 … Read more

COVID-19 vaccination certificates for international travel to be available on MyGov from Tuesday

A digital rendering of the International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from a government video

New vaccine certificates for international travel will be available from Tuesday morning, as the federal government prepares for the further easing of international border restrictions.Key points:The certificates are proof to border authorities around the world that the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19The certificates can be requested and downloaded through the MyGov websiteThey have QR … Read more

Telos Launches EVM Mainnet To Combat Insider Trading In Crypto Markets

Telos Launches EVM Mainnet To Combat Insider Trading In Crypto Markets

In a bid to solve problems like frontrunning in the cryptocurrencies market, high gas fees, and slow transaction speeds that plague the Ethereum network intermittently, Telos blockchain today announced the launch of its EVM Mainnet, the first fully EVM-compatible Layer 1 chain that gives a multitude of programs operating on the Ethereum chain unprecedented ease … Read more

Melbourne to ease Covid lockdowns as vaccinations rise

MELBOURNE: Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its stay-at-home orders this week, officials said on Sunday. By Friday, when some curbs will be lifted, the Australian city of 5 million people will have been under six lockdowns totalling 262 days, or … Read more

The WHO is letting down long Covid patients | Ziyad Al-Aly

The WHO recently released its clinical case definition for what it called “post-Covid-19 condition”. This definition is too little too late, its myopic scope does not recognize the breadth of disability and disease caused by long Covid and its long term implications on quality of life and life expectancy. The millions of people around the … Read more

Will New Covid Treatments Be as Elusive for Poor Countries as Vaccines?

Will New Covid Treatments Be as Elusive for Poor Countries as Vaccines?

“It’s not a coincidence that Merck has experience from H.I.V. — internally, with their leadership and culture, they know that if they don’t address the access challenges, they will be slammed,” said Dr. Moon, co-director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Generic manufacturing it not … Read more

Business News | Stock and Share Market News

Business News | Stock and Share Market News

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After lengthy COVID-19 lockdowns, a weary world is ready to dance | Gallery News

After lengthy COVID-19 lockdowns, a weary world is ready to dance | Gallery News

Even in the depths of the pandemic – even when the world locked down, leaving billions isolated and desolated – some danced. “I did not stop dancing for a second,” says Federico Carrizo, who competed in the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last month. “In the kitchen, on the street, on the balcony … Read more

Covid-19 outbreak report: What happened on Sunday, October 17

Covid-19 outbreak report: What happened on Sunday, October 17

Here’s a quick round-up of the biggest updates from Sunday on the Covid-19 Delta outbreak, including the latest case numbers and location of interest details. Cases There are 51 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Sunday afternoon. Of the new cases, … Read more

The crypto industry royally screwed up privacy

The crypto industry royally screwed up privacy

Privacy is a complicated topic. Few would argue that privacy is not important. It’s generally more interesting to talk about things that are disputable. So, the limited arguments against privacy actually make it somewhat boring to discuss and easy to take for granted. As Edward Snowden famously said: “Arguing that you don’t care about privacy … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New locations of interest shows infected person in Auckland community yesterday

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New locations of interest shows infected person in Auckland community yesterday

There were 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Sunday. 47 in Auckland and 4 in Waikato. Video / Dean Purcell / Jason Oxenham / Sylvie Whinray / Michael CraigThree new locations of interest across Auckland were visited by a person with Covid-19 on Saturday.As well as new locations of interest, the Ministry … Read more

JMP Securities Sees Crypto Entering the Mainstream, Says Adoption Has Hit Escape Velocity – Featured Bitcoin News

JMP Securities Sees Crypto Entering the Mainstream, Says Adoption Has Hit 'Escape Velocity'

Investment banking and asset management firm JMP Securities says that “The crypto economy is entering the mainstream,” emphasizing that crypto “adoption and early use cases have established ‘escape velocity.” However, the firm’s analysts noted that “the industry is still in its formative stage.” ‘The Crypto Economy Is Entering the Mainstream’ JMP Securities recently published a … Read more

What are Ronapreve and PF-07321332, the two new COVID-19 treatments Australia has gained access to?

What are Ronapreve and PF-07321332, the two new COVID-19 treatments Australia has gained access to?

Health Minister Greg Hunt says Australia has procured two new drugs for the treatment of COVID-19.Australia is expecting to be supplied with 15,000 of the antibody-based treatment Ronapreve, as well as 500,000 courses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 oral antiviral drug PF-07321332.Catch up on the main COVID-19 news from Sunday, October 17 with a look back at our … Read more

Melbourne to ease world’s longest COVID-19 lockdowns as vaccinations rise

Melbourne to ease world's longest COVID-19 lockdowns as vaccinations rise

People wear protective face masks in the city centre during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Loren ElliottMELBOURNE, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Melbourne, which has spent more time under COVID-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its … Read more

14% of Americans Want Crypto Rewards for Using Their Credit Cards – Bitcoin News

Survey Shows 14% of Americans Want Cryptocurrency Rewards for Using Their Credit Cards

During the last few years, prepaid cards that offer cryptocurrency rewards have grown popular and a number of digital asset payment cards offer these types of rewards. This means instead of accruing frequent flyer miles or points, consumers get rewarded in crypto assets every time they make a purchase with the card. A recent study … Read more

ACT records 33 new cases of COVID-19, as differing cross-border restrictions frustrate Canberra retailers

Sign saying closed due to COVID on a shop door.

Canberra business owners are frustrated by differing cross-border restrictions on non-essential retail that they say is leaving them at a “competitive disadvantage”.Changes to travel arrangements on Saturday now mean fully vaccinated Canberrans can visit surrounding New South Wales for any reason, including to go shopping at non-essential retail stores.But on-going restrictions in the ACT, mean non-essential retailers … Read more

Will target 50 mn Indian crypto users in 2 years: CoinSwitch Kuber CEO

(L-R) Vimal Sagar (Co-founder & COO), Govind Soni (Co-founder & CTO), Ashish Singhal (Co-founder & CEO)

Cryptocurrencies are waiting to explode in India and Ashish Singhal, Co-founder and CEO of leading crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber, aims to onboard at least 50 million users from India in the next two years, educating them around crypto investments and helping them create wealth. With more than 15 million users in India, CoinSwitch Kuber has … Read more

Covid-19 claims another two lives – Newspaper

Covid-19 claims another two lives - Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Two patients lost their battle against Covid-19 while 60 more contracted the virus during the last 24 hours in the federal capital and Rawalpindi. The weekly positivity rate in Islamabad dropped to 1.39pc compared to 1.56pc reported during the previous week. District Health Officer Dr Zaeem Zia said the infection ratio had fallen in … Read more

No new cases as southern Tasmania passes halfway point of COVID snap lockdown

No new cases as southern Tasmania passes halfway point of COVID snap lockdown

Premier Peter Gutwein says there have been no new COVID-19 cases detected in Tasmania, as the state’s southern region passes the halfway point of a three-day lockdown.Key points:Southern Tasmania has recorded no new cases or exposure sites in the past 24 hoursA record 1,769 tests were conducted on Saturday, including in targeted areasPublic Health is … Read more

Steam quietly bans games that feature crypto/NFT exchanges

Steam quietly bans games that feature crypto/NFT exchanges

(BigStock Photo) Games and other applications that involve minting or trading cryptocurrency or non-fungible tokens are no longer allowed on Steam. The company behind Steam, Bellevue, Wash.-based Valve Software, quietly updated its content rules and guidelines for studio partners at some point in the last couple of months. They now specifically disallow programs “built on … Read more

Ronapreve COVID-19 drug purchased by Australia for use in hospitals

Ronapreve COVID-19 drug purchased by Australia for use in hospitals

Australia has purchased 15,000 doses of a breakthrough new COVID-19 treatment.Early results indicate Ronapreve has a 70 per cent reduction in the likelihood of hospitalisation or loss of life for people who contract the virus.It will be available this month to patients in hospital, where it will be given as an intravenous treatment.In announcing the … Read more

DogeCola Launches a Brand New Crypto Token, DogeBull, That Operates on a Unique Buyback Mechanism

DogeCola Launches a Brand New Crypto Token, DogeBull, That Operates on a Unique Buyback Mechanism

Amsterdam, Netherlands–(Newsfile Corp. – October 16, 2021) – DogeCola’s sister token DogeBull reaches 500 BNB target in minutes after its launch.DogeColaTo view an enhanced version of this graphic, please visit:https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/7994/99939_0757df8294e45917_001full.jpgDogeCola, the most innovative mixture of crypto and food, which received immense love from masses across the globe, recently launched its Sister Token “DogeBull”. Shortly after … Read more

NSW to spend $130 million on mental health as state records 301 cases of locally acquired COVID-19, 10 deaths

People queue up for vaccinations

The NSW government has pledged $130 million in support for mental health in the wake of the pandemic, as the state recorded 301 cases of locally acquired COVID-19.Another 10 people died in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday. The new cases were detected from 69,107 test results received yesterday.NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the announcement of funds for services, beds, … Read more