Areas hit hard by flooding also dealing with regional COVID-19 restrictions

Areas hit hard by flooding also dealing with regional COVID-19 restrictions

As emergencies pile up in B.C., health officials are reminding evacuees and those providing aid that COVID-19 is still of great concern, particularly in regions impacted by flooding, and precautions must be taken to reduce transmission. Residents in the Fraser Valley and B.C.’s Interior fled their homes earlier this week due to rising floodwaters caused … Read more

Covid: Germany cases hit record high with Merkel warning of ‘dramatic’ situation

Covid: Germany cases hit record high with Merkel warning of 'dramatic' situation

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s disease and control center, has reported 65,371 new cases within the last 24 hours — it is an increase of 12,545 new infections compared to the previous 24-hour period.But these figures are likely to be under reported, and true scale of infections could be “twice or three times as … Read more

Russia’s daily COVID-19 deaths hit new record high

Russia reports record daily COVID-19 deaths

Medical specialists wearing protective gear transport a patient at the City Clinical Hospital Number 1, where people suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated, in Volzhsky, Russia October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kirill BragaMOSCOW, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday reported 1,251 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, an all-time record high that follows … Read more

Gala crypto price: Coin surges in record week with experts bullish it will hit $1

Gala crypto price: Coin surges in record week with experts bullish it will hit $1

Crypto investors are getting hyped about a new and largely unheard of coin which is taking the market by a storm.GALA is getting the attention of cryptocurrency watchers as its price reached a new all-time high on early Thursday morning.The rising price is being cheered by investors who welcome the growing industry of decentralised games, … Read more

US claims 2019 airstrike that hit Syrian women and children was justified | US news

The US military has confirmed for the first time a 2019 airstrike in Syria that killed up to 80 people, mostly women and children, but claimed the strike was justified as it killed Islamic State fighters who were attacking coalition forces.The confirmation from US Central Command followed a report by the New York Times in … Read more

Russian COVID-19 deaths hit new record, some hospitals low on oxygen

Russian COVID-19 deaths hit new record, some hospitals low on oxygen

A medical specialist administers a nasal swab to a woman at a COVID-19 rapid testing centre located at a metro station amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Moscow, Russia November 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana MakeyevaMOSCOW, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday reported a record 1,239 deaths from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, … Read more

Covid-19 drove deaths up 16% in OECD countries, hit mental health, too, report finds

Covid-19 drove deaths up 16% in OECD countries, hit mental health, too, report finds

Life expectancy fell the most in Spain and the United States, the group said, with the United States losing 1.6 years of life per capita on average over the year and a half of the pandemic so far, and Spain losing 1.5 years, the OECD said.The report found little change in which countries enjoy the … Read more

COVID updates: Greater Darwin enters fifth day of ‘lockout restrictions’, Queensland expected to hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rate — as it happened

COVID updates: Greater Darwin enters fifth day of 'lockout restrictions', Queensland expected to hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rate — as it happened

The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT is calling on federal health authorities to pressure the territory government into changing how it measures the local coronavirus vaccination rollout.The government counts the number of  “jabs in arms” whereas the federal government data uses the Australian Immunisation Register data, which is based on addresses registered with Medicare.Chief Minister Michael Gunner says the NT is … Read more

ether hit an all-time high, NFT.NYC, infrastructure bill

ether hit an all-time high, NFT.NYC, infrastructure bill

The cryptocurrency market is now worth over $3 trillion, according to CoinGecko. This comes as the top digital coins, including ether and bitcoin, rally on Monday.Ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value under bitcoin, hit a new all-time high above $4,700 on Monday. It is currently trading at around $4,785, according to Coin Metrics data.Along … Read more

Four Altcoins Including Binance Coin and Avalanche Primed To Hit the Stratosphere, According to Popular Crypto Analyst

Four Altcoins Including Binance Coin and Avalanche Primed To Hit the Stratosphere, According to Popular Crypto Analyst

A widely followed crypto analyst and trader says epic rallies are on the horizon for Binance Coin (BNB), Avalanche (AVAX) and two more altcoins. Pseudonymous trader Smart Contracter tells his 178,800 Twitter followers that he believes BNB, the utility token of crypto exchange Binance, is in the midst of an uptrend that can push the … Read more

Queensland on track to hit 80pc vaccination as no new COVID-19 community cases detected

Queensland on track to hit 80pc vaccination as no new COVID-19 community cases detected

Queensland has recorded no new community cases of COVID-19.The state has detected three new cases in hotel quarantine – two travellers from overseas and one from interstate.There is currently a small cluster in the Queensland border town of Goondiwindi, with 5,826 tests done in the past 24 hours. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the state looked set to hit … Read more

Latest news updates: UK Covid-19 infections hit highest level on record

Latest news updates: UK Covid-19 infections hit highest level on record

Personal consumption expenditure: The PCE index is the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation, and the latest data will be closely followed ahead of the central bank’s policy meeting on November 3. The core PCE index, which excludes volatile components such as energy and food, is expected to have risen 0.2 per cent in September … Read more

Markets Hit Records; Is This Red-Hot Crypto Stock Next?

Markets Hit Records; Is This Red-Hot Crypto Stock Next?

Investors didn’t waste any time on Monday, continuing to push the stock market higher, building on gains from the past week. The Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX:^IXIC) was the only index not to close at a record high, but it posted the biggest gains, while the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) managed to … Read more

COVID-19 cases recorded in eastern Europe hit 20 million

COVID-19 cases recorded in eastern Europe hit 20 million

Oct 24 (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus infections recorded so far in eastern Europe surpassed 20 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region grapples with its worst outbreak since the pandemic started and inoculation efforts lag.Countries in the region have the lowest vaccination rates in Europe, with less than half … Read more

Bitcoin Forecast To Hit $5 Million As Price Soars Through 2021

Bitcoin Forecast To Hit $5 Million As Price Soars Through 2021

Bitcoin has rocketed through October, climbing as hype surrounding the first U.S. bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund (ETF) and fresh inflation fears galvanize investors. 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 around 40% since this time last month, … Read more

Top Ten Crypto Market Capitalizations Shifted a Great Deal Since the Last Time BTC Hit $60K – Markets and Prices Bitcoin News

Top Ten Crypto Market Capitalizations Shifted a Great Deal Since the Last Time BTC Hit $60K

The price of bitcoin recently jumped above the $60,000 per unit mark on October 15, and the leading crypto asset has not seen prices this high since mid-April six months ago. However, as far as the top digital assets are concerned, in terms of market capitalization, things are a whole lot different. For instance, ether … 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

Scottish Covid vaccine passport app hit by problems after launch | Coronavirus

Scotland’s Covid vaccine passport app is experiencing problems hours after its launch.The app, which proves someone is fully vaccinated, is needed from Friday to enter nightclubs, large events and for overseas travel. But a number of users have complained it does not work and that the app cannot find their data.The Scottish government said the … Read more

Victoria records 867 new COVID cases and four deaths as state to hit 80 per cent single-dose vaccination target

A woman walks her dog around Albert Park Lake.

Victoria has recorded 867 new cases of COVID-19 and four further deaths, ahead of a slight easing of restrictions.The cases were detected from 49,450 test results, and it brings the number of active infections in the state to 9,261.The Department of Health has also added 140 new infections to the total reported yesterday, and 9 to … Read more