Landmark crypto case could pave a path to credibility

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Advocates seek sole role for OBSI Consumer groups call on Freeland to designate OBSI as binding bank ombud Stress-testing climate risk in financial market plumbing ESMA considers how climate risks could arise for clearing firms FSB prepares to fight post-pandemic debt hangover Paper examines the long-term fallout from massive government support Mining execs fined, banned … Read more

Ukranian bank suspends e-cash transfers, bolstering crypto use case

Ukranian bank suspends e-cash transfers, bolstering crypto use case

A Ukrainian serviceman holds a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher at fighting positions outside the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine February 24, 2022.Maksim Levin | ReutersUkraine’s central bank is cracking down on digital money transfers in one of the latest measures implemented in connection with a nationwide declaration of martial law.The National Bank of Ukraine ordered electronic … Read more

Andrew Forrest launches criminal case against Facebook over crypto scams

Andrew Forrest launches criminal case against Facebook over crypto scams

Mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has launched a criminal case against the social media giant Facebook, alleging it breached anti-money laundering laws by failing to stop criminals using fake advertisements featuring celebrities like Dr Forrest to scam Australians.Dr Forrest, the billionaire chairman of iron ore giant Fortescue Metals, publicly appealed to Facebook founder and boss … Read more

Billionaires are embracing crypto in case money ‘goes to hell’

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Thomas Peterffy took out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal in 2017 warning of the dangers that bitcoin futures posed to capital markets. These days, the Hungarian-born billionaire is well versed in cryptospeak. Peterffy, worth $25 billion, said it’s prudent to have 2 per cent to 3 per cent of one’s personal wealth … Read more

Crypto’s curious case of stolen identity

Crypto’s curious case of stolen identity

“On my TikTok, there’s constantly some new Fred Schebesta that comes in and asks people to WhatsApp them about some new hot cryptocurrency project,” Finder boss Fred Schebesta (the real one) says.“It looks like a scam, and it almost always is, but it’s very hard to stop the bots. It just constantly happens.”‘I don’t accept … Read more

Omicron COVID-19 Cases Today in India, Active Case Numbers of COVID-19 Today

COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19 Cases Today in India

The epicentre of the Omicron surge has shifted to Europe in the last two days, with Denmark and the United Kingdom reporting the maximum number of cases of this new coronavirus variant. Denmark, in fact, now accounts for the highest number of confirmed Omicron cases. A new report by Denmark’s Statens Serum Institut, released on … Read more

Queensland announces new quarantine rules for vaccinated people, as one new COVID case recorded

Queensland announces new quarantine rules for vaccinated people, as one new COVID case recorded

Queensland has announced new quarantine rules for fully vaccinated people, as the state records one new community case of COVID-19.Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the new case was flagged as a potential positive on the Gold Coast yesterday, with the virus believed to have been transmitted through a casual contact at a Bunnings hardware store.Queensland … Read more

Covid circulating in Ireland before first official case

Unclear how bad Covid situation will get, expert warns

A new study has confirmed the circulation of Covid-19 among Ireland’s population before the first official case was announced here on 29 February 2020. It follows a study of blood donations between February and September 2020. The first antibody positive donor samples were confirmed on 17 February 2020 – two weeks before the first official … Read more

Pakistan reports first suspected case of new COVID-19 variant

Pakistan reports first suspected case of new COVID-19 variant

File photoISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported the first suspected case of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Pechuho said Thursday.”A genomic study is being conducted which will confirm the exact variant but for now getting both doses of the vaccine is the best precaution,” she said in a … Read more

First case of Omicron COVID-19 variant found in Arizona | AZ Vaccine HQ

First case of Omicron COVID-19 variant found in Arizona | AZ Vaccine HQ

YAVAPAI COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — The Arizona Department of Health Services and Yavapai County Community Health Services confirmed the state’s first known case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Wednesday. The announcement comes on the same day ADHS issued a new report that looked at COVID-19 cases and death rates by vaccination status during October. During that … Read more

Cook Islands panic abates after first ever Covid case proves to be a false alarm | Cook Islands

The Cook Islands has spent recent days in a state of panic.On Friday, the tiny Pacific country, one of the few countries to avoid any Covid cases throughout the pandemic, announced its first case: a 10-year-old boy who arrived on a flight from Auckland to Rarotonga, the main island in the country.“I was honestly going … Read more

NT records one new local COVID case in three-year-old girl, as Katherine lockout is extended for 24 hours

Northern Territory Health Minister Natasha Fyles at a press conference.

The Northern Territory has recorded one new local case of the COVID-19, a three-year-old girl in Katherine.NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles said the girl had tested positive after taking a PCR test while receiving treatment in Katherine Hospital.Ms Fyles said the girl had seven household contacts and they were all being interviewed this morning.She said the girl lived in the Acacia Road … Read more

Singapore reports 552 new COVID-19 infections and 13 deaths; 1 more imported case tests positive for Omicron variant

Singapore reports 552 new COVID-19 infections and 13 deaths; 1 more imported case tests positive for Omicron variant

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 552 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths linked to the coronavirus as of noon on Sunday (Dec 5). The Ministry of Health (MOH) also reported one more imported COVID-19 case who has tested “preliminarily positive” for the Omicron variant. Case 273611 is a 37-year-old Singapore permanent resident who arrived in Singapore from … Read more

Delhi reports first Omicron COVID-19 case; total cases increases to 5 in India

Till now, 17 people who tested positive for Covid have been admitted to the hospital (Bloomberg)

Delhi on Sunday reported its first case of new COVID-19 variant Omicron, officials said. And with this, a total of 5 cases of the variant has been reported from the country so far.  A 37-year-old man who arrived in Delhi from Tanzania has been found to be infected with Omicron. The patient has mild symptoms … Read more

Another Omicron Covid case detected in India, Zimbabwe returnee in Jamnagar tests positive

A health worker conducts Covid-19 testing of commuters  (HT_PRINT)

A man in Gujarat’s Jamnagar has tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19, said state health department on Saturday.  The man, 72, had recently returned from Zimbabwe. His sample was sent for genome sequencing after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. “A person has been found to be Omicron positive in Jamnagar. We … Read more

Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in the ACT, case has not travelled overseas

Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in the ACT, case has not travelled overseas

ACT Health has confirmed an Omicron COVID-19 infection in the territory, in an individual who has not travelled overseas.Key points:Genomic sequencing has confirmed one case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in CanberraOmicron has been declared a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health OrganisationIt is not yet known how contagious the Omicron variant is compared to … Read more

NSW’s ninth Omicron COVID-19 case may have been locally acquired

A child in a car receives a COVID nasal swab

NSW Health is concerned the state’s ninth Omicron COVID-19 infection “may have been acquired in the community”.The latest case, a student at Regents Park Christian School in Western Sydney, has not been overseas and has no links to people who have travelled abroad.Health Minister Brad Hazzard said two other students at the school had “early indications” … Read more

NSW Omicron COVID-19 case numbers grow to seven, health authorities ‘concerned’ about flight transmission

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900

NSW’s seventh confirmed case of the Omicron COVID-19 strain arrived on a flight from Doha last week but had not spent time in southern Africa.Key points:NSW Health are concerned the person contracted the Omicron strain on the flightMantra Services Apartments in Chatswood has been identified as a possible exposure siteAustralia now has eight confirmed Omicron casesThe … Read more

No case of Omicron Covid-19 variant detected in Pakistan so far: SAPM Dr Sultan – Pakistan

No case of Omicron Covid-19 variant detected in Pakistan so far: SAPM Dr Sultan - Pakistan

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has said that no case of Omicron Covid-19 variant has been detected in Pakistan so far, it was reported on Tuesday. Talking to a private news channel, Sultan said: “We cannot control the Omicron variant from coming to Pakistan, but we can control its impact … Read more

Covid-19: Queues form at testing sites in Nelson after positive case

Covid-19: Queues form at testing sites in Nelson after positive case

Queues have formed at testing sites in Nelson after a person in the community tested positive for Covid-19. The positive case was announced on Monday afternoon, followed a few hours later by locations of interest from November 19 onwards. Nelson Marlborough Medical Officer of Health Dr Stephen Bridgman​ said on Monday that the case, household … Read more

High COVID case count, Omicron prompt S.Korea not to relax curbs

High COVID case count, Omicron prompt S.Korea not to relax curbs

SEOUL, Nov 29 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Monday it has shelved plans to further relax COVID-19 restrictions due to the strain on its healthcare system from rising hospitalisation and death rates, as well as the threat posed by the new Omicron variant.President Moon Jae-in said the crisis had deepened and called for a … Read more

First suspected case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in Switzerland

First suspected case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in Switzerland

A fence is seen in front of the Swiss Federal Palace, Bundeshaus, in Bern, Switzerland, November 28, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/file photoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterZURICH, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The first probable case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Switzerland, the government said late on Sunday, as the … Read more

Covid-19: 182 new cases in Delta outbreak, new case in Nelson-Marlborough

Covid-19: 182 new cases in Delta outbreak, new case in Nelson-Marlborough

There are 182 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, as the Government is set to outline how the move into the traffic light system will work. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Monday afternoon, ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holding a post-Cabinet press conference at 4pm. … Read more

Covid tracers in Omicron case seek contacts from more than week ago | Coronavirus

Officials investigating one of the first cases in the UK of the Omicron coronavirus variant are searching for potential contacts as far back as nine days ago, raising questions over how long the new variant has been in the country.Essex county council said targeted testing was focused on customers, staff and delivery drivers at a … Read more

Covid-19: Hawke’s Bay positive case picked up in routine testing at hospital ED

Covid-19: Hawke's Bay positive case picked up in routine testing at hospital ED

SUPPLIED/GOOGLE/StuffHawke’s Bay Hospital emergency department, where the Covid case was detected.A positive Covid-19 community case has been discovered in Hawke’s Bay, the Ministry of Health has announced. The person tested positive for Covid-19 as part of routine surveillance swabbing when they visited Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Emergency Department after feeling unwell, the ministry said in a … Read more

Northern Territory records one new local COVID-19 case linked to Katherine outbreak

Northern Territory records one new local COVID-19 case linked to Katherine outbreak

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has blasted COVID conspiracy theorists as “tinfoil-hat wearing tossers” while announcing one new local case in the Territory.Key points:One new COVID-19 case was recorded overnightRockhole has moved from a hard lockdown to a regular lockdownNT Chief Minister Michael Gunner slammed conspiracy theorists spreading “insane” COVID misinformationThe new case is a teenager from … Read more

NT records one new COVID-19 case as virus detected in outer-Palmerston wastewater

NT records one new COVID-19 case as virus detected in outer-Palmerston wastewater

The Northern Territory has recorded one new case of coronavirus, according to the Chief Minister.Key points:The case was not infectious in the community, Mr Gunner saidIt brings the total number of cases in the outbreak to 26Testing of wastewater in outer Palmerston has returned a weak positive resultThe new case is a 31-year-old fully vaccinated woman … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Case numbers tracking towards upper end of expert modelling

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Case numbers tracking towards upper end of expert modelling

There were 167 new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Thursday and a further two deaths as the virus continued to spread across the country. Video / Michael Craig / Dean Purcell / Jed BradleyCOVID LATEST* Exclusive: 16,000 cases a week – Health Minister on how Covid could play out* Matthew Hooton: Shameful MIQ … Read more

Palmerston North Covid-19 case confirmed by cricket club

Palmerston North Covid-19 case confirmed by cricket club

WARWICK SMITH/StuffA club cricketer in Palmerston North has tested positive for Covid-19. He attended training at this facility on Tuesday night, and felt unwell on Wednesday.Covid-19 has spread to Palmerston North after a member of the cricket community tested positive for the virus. United Cricket Club chairman Paul Hofmann​ confirmed to Stuff on Thursday one … Read more

Covid-19: National MP slams Northland communication, as 47th case confirmed

Covid-19: National MP slams Northland communication, as 47th case confirmed

National’s health spokesman Dr Shane Reti has criticised what he says is delayed and incomplete communication being released about Northland’s Covid-19 cases. Reti said the lack of information made it hard to assess if the region should be going into lockdown, with its 47th case confirmed on Tuesday. But Northland District Health Board said it … Read more

Positive COVID case recorded in remote Northern Territory community

A middle-aged man in a navy suit and tie standing in front of a flag with his head tilted. It's a head-and-shoulders shot.

The Northern Territory has recorded two new cases of coronavirus, including the first in a remote community.A 30-year-old woman from the community of Robinson River in the Gulf of Carpentaria tested positive today. She is a household contact of a 43-year-old fully vaccinated Aboriginal man from Katherine who also returned a positive result today.Greater Katherine will enter … Read more

Tasmania records new COVID case after man arrives in Hobart from Brisbane

Tasmania records new COVID case after man arrives in Hobart from Brisbane

A Victorian man who entered Tasmania from Brisbane on Sunday has been confirmed as a positive COVID-19 case.The man had intended to travel to Melbourne via Hobart this afternoon without leaving the airport but was not allowed to board the flight after Tasmanian Public Health authorities were told by their Queensland counterparts a test conducted on … Read more

Five reasons NSW Covid case numbers have stayed low since reopening | Health

When New South Wales exited lockdown in October, the premier, Dominic Perrottet, warned that with extra freedoms would likely come extra cases and hospitalisations. Modelling predicted up to 1,900 daily cases during the state’s first easing and a second, larger peak around Christmas. The Burnet Institute forecast hospitalisations would peak between 2,286 and 4,016 in … Read more

Covid 19 Delta Outbreak: Waiheke Island confirms first local virus case

Covid 19 Delta Outbreak: Waiheke Island confirms first local virus case

Auckland moves to level 3.2 tomorrow night, Far North to level 2 on Thursday; more freedoms likely from Nov 29. Video / Mark Mitchell / Michael Craig / Dean PurcellWaiheke Island has recorded its first local case of Covid-19 just weeks after an Aucklander awaiting test results travelled to the island.In a post to Facebook … Read more

Covid-19: Waiheke sees second positive case confirmed, no locations of interest

Covid-19: Waiheke sees second positive case confirmed, no locations of interest

Ryan Anderson/StuffWaiheke island, Auckland, testing stations were busy on Wednesday after a positive covid-19 case visited the islandA Covid-19 case has been found on Waiheke Island. The small island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf had remained relatively untouched by the virus, but Waiheke Local Board chairwoman Cath Handley confirmed to Stuff on Monday night a person … Read more

New Zealand hits Covid case record but Ardern says ‘better times coming’ | New Zealand

New Zealand has passed 200 daily cases of Covid-19 for the first time in the pandemic, placing it on a worrying trajectory for the summer and raising expert concerns that the growing outbreak could overwhelm the health system.On Saturday there were 206 cases announced – 200 based in Auckland, the city at the centre of … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New Covid case in Northland

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New Covid case in Northland

Northland has recorded its third new case in the region since yesterday afternoon. Photo / Anthony PhelpsNorthland has recorded a new Covid-19 case today – the region’s third case since yesterday.The case is linked to the Kaitaia cluster and is a close contact of a person from that group, Northland DHB said in a statement … Read more

NT records one new COVID case on day two of lockdown and lockout restrictions

Michael Gunner talks at COVID presser.

The Northern Territory has recorded one new case of coronavirus, Chief Minister Michael Gunner says.Key points:The current NT outbreak has grown to threeKatherine and Greater Darwin are in day two of three-day COVID restrictionsThe new case is a 21-year-old woman who had received one vaccine doseThe new case is a 21-year old woman who arrived in Darwin from … Read more

Tonga recorded its first-ever COVID-19 case as Pacific charts pandemic recovery : NPR

Tonga recorded its first-ever COVID-19 case as Pacific charts pandemic recovery : NPR

A resort at Natadola Bay in Fiji is among many to have felt the effect of COVID on tourism. Aileen Torrest-Bennett/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Aileen Torrest-Bennett/AFP via Getty Images A resort at Natadola Bay in Fiji is among many to have felt the effect of COVID on tourism. Aileen Torrest-Bennett/AFP via … Read more

One new positive COVID case confirmed in NT after snap lockdown takes effect

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner talking at a press conference

A second positive COVID case has been detected in Katherine on day one of a three-day snap lockdown. The case is a household contact of an unvaccinated man aged in his 20s who was confirmed to be COVID-positive last night.Testing for other household contacts is underway, while three household contacts in Darwin’s rural area are isolating and being … Read more

NT’s first case of COVID community transmission sends Katherine into lockdown, Greater Darwin into lockout

A middle-aged man in a navy suit and tie standing in front of a flag with his head tilted. It's a head-and-shoulders shot.

The Northern Territory has recorded its first ever case of COVID-19 community transmission, prompting a three-day lockdown in the Katherine area from midnight.It follows an unvaccinated man in his 20s testing positive after spending time in the community in Darwin’s rural area and Katherine.Katherine residents will only be permitted to leave their homes for five reasons.The case also means Greater Darwin, including … Read more

Tongan Covid case tests negative after second test, risk considered low

Tongan Covid case tests negative after second test, risk considered low

ALDEN WILLIAMS/StuffA person who tested positive for Covid-19 in Tonga after flying from Christchurch last Wednesday has returned a negative result following a second test. (File photo).A person who tested positive for Covid-19 in Tonga after flying from Christchurch has returned a negative result following a second test, Tongan media is reporting. Matangi Tonga said … Read more

China locks down Shanghai Disneyland and tests 34,000 visitors after single Covid case | China

As fireworks lit up the sky over Shanghai Disney Resort on Sunday, chatter began to spread through the crowds. Qian, a young Chinese woman who’d decided to spend her Halloween at the theme park, saw a Weibo alert from Disney saying the park had closed and rides had stopped. No more guests could enter Disneyland … Read more

Cahill Gordon hires ex-prosecutor in McAfee crypto case

Cahill Gordon hires ex-prosecutor in McAfee crypto case

Representations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on a screen showing binary codes are seen through a magnifying glass in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2021. REUTERS/Florence LoSamson Enzer joins firm after eight years as prosecutorProsecuted “cutting edge” crypto cases(Reuters) – A former prosecutor in Manhattan who charged John McAfee with cryptocurrency fraud has joined … Read more

Panic, lockdown and a rush to vaccinate in Tonga as first Covid case recorded | Tonga

Early on Monday morning, the normally quiet capital of the Pacific country of Tonga, Nuku’alofa city, was packed with cars.There were long queues outside vaccination centres, as well as banks, Western Union outlets and shops as people rushed to prepare for the tiny nation’s first proper lockdown.It came four days after the Kingdom of Tonga … Read more

Covid-19: case confirmed in Ngāruawāhia ahead of alert level decision

Covid-19: case confirmed in Ngāruawāhia ahead of alert level decision

Christel Yardley/StuffA vaccination centre at the Hopuhopu Sports Ground near Ngāruawāhia on Saturday.A case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Waikato’s Ngāruawāhia ahead of an alert level decision for the region. Ngā Miro Health Centre confirmed Ngāruawāhia had their first positive case of Covid-19 on Sunday. Locations of interest had not yet been released, but … Read more

Covid-19: No new cases in Christchurch, one earlier case confirmed historical

Covid-19: No new cases in Christchurch, one earlier case confirmed historical

CHRIS SKELTON/StuffThere are no new cases of Covid-19 to report in Christchurch on Sunday, while one earlier case was confirmed as historical. (File photo).There are no new cases of Covid-19 to report in Christchurch on Sunday as experts continue to investigate how a person who tested positive for Covid-19 in Tonga after leaving the city … Read more

Tonga prepares for potential lockdown after its first case of Covid-19

Tonga prepares for potential lockdown after its first case of Covid-19

Tonga was one of only a few countries that had not reported a single Covid case since the start of the pandemic. But on Friday, Tonga’s Prime Minister Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa confirmed its first positive case from a passenger who had traveled from New Zealand. The infected traveler arrived in Tonga on Wednesday having flown from … Read more

Tonga reports first Covid case since start of pandemic | Coronavirus

The island nation of Tonga has reported its first case of Covid-19 after a traveller from New Zealand tested positive.Tonga has been among the few nations in the world to have avoided an outbreak of the virus. Like many of its neighbours, its isolation has helped keep it safe, but it faces big challenges should … Read more