Who’s going to the Christmas party? Four people discuss Covid concerns | Coronavirus

Boris Johnson appeared to be at odds this week with leading scientists and one of his most senior health officials, who advised the British population to cut back on unnecessary socialising in response to the Omicron variant.After the prime minister said people should not cancel nativity plays or Christmas parties and focus on getting booster … Read more

Go with the (lateral) flow: how Covid has changed the work Christmas party | Christmas

For anyone who dreads the thought of the work Christmas party, it will come as welcome news: this year’s office party vibe is intimate, more lavish, with no dancing – and it might not even be in December at all.But early indications are that despite – or maybe because of – almost two years working … Read more

Studio behind ‘early access’ crypto game Blankos Block Party banks monster $1.25B valuation from a16z – TechCrunch

Studio behind ‘early access’ crypto game Blankos Block Party banks monster $1.25B valuation from a16z – TechCrunch

A16z Crypto has been minting plenty of NFT unicorns this year. In July, they backed NFT marketplace OpenSea at a $1.5 billion valuation. They participated in a September raise for NBA Top Shot-maker Dapper Labs, which valued the company at a whopping $7.6 billion. Just last month, they backed the team behind play-to-earn crypto game … Read more

China’s COVID-19 cases spike ahead of Communist Party conclave

China's COVID-19 cases spike ahead of Communist Party conclave

BEIJING, Nov 3 (Reuters) – China’s new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases spiked to a near three-month high and tighter curbs to contain the spread are expected in the capital Beijing ahead of a key gathering of the highest-ranking members of the Communist Party next week.The National Health Commission confirmed on Wednesday 93 new local symptomatic … Read more

Andrew Yang Reveals His Political Party Will be Pro Crypto

Andrew Yang Reveals His Political Party Will be Pro Crypto

Andrew Yang – an American entrepreneur, politician, and founder of the newly launched Forward Party – said he wants his organization to represent the US crypto community. In Attempt to Solve America’s Financial Problems “Not right. Not left. Forward.” That is the slogan of the new political party in the United Stated – The Forward … Read more

‘You reap what you sow’: Russians party despite record Covid figures | Coronavirus

Moscow’s streets were buzzing with energy on Friday evening. At Simach, a trendy bar and nightclub in the city centre, the small, sweaty dance floor was packed and a long queue of chatty people formed outside.Looking at the crowd, it is easy to forget that Russia is at the centre of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, … Read more

Western Sydney pair with COVID plead guilty to attending Newcastle party linked to Hunter lockdown

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Two Western Sydney women who travelled to the Newcastle region and attended a party before testing positive to COVID-19 have pleaded guilty to breaching public health orders.Key points:The pair were found at a party in Shortland on July 29Both were issued fines and directed to return home to SydneyPolice said the women attended “several locations” in NewcastleNSW … Read more