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I never wear a face mask: MP home minister

Suburban services of the Western Railway (WR) in Mumbai resumed fully as water on the tracks receded, it said on Wednesday evening as the city grappled with heavy overnight rains. The Central Railway's (CR) suburban services resumed later in the evening on its main line, but not those on the harbour line, officials said.

Up to 60 pharmacies to begin COVID-19 testing in Ontario by Friday Up to 60 pharmacies to begin COVID-19 testing in Ontario by Friday

TORONTO -- Premier Doug Ford says up to 60 pharmacies across the province will begin to offer COVID-19 tests starting Friday. He says the initiative will reduce pressure on the province's 147 assessment centres, some of which have seen long line-ups in recent weeks.

Peloton Gets Wake-Up Call With Amazon Prime Bike Scare

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- It seems logical that six months of pandemic-era living would be a boon for Peloton Interactive Inc. Gyms were closed for long stretches, and even as some have reopened, crowded fitness classes don’t feel safe or are no longer offered.

'Tremendous opportunity' in Canada amid COVID-19: Nuvei CEO

As Canadian businesses grapple with uncertainty amid the threat of a second wave of COVID-19, the chief executive of payments processing company Nuvei Corp. is praising the country’s tech environment, saying Canada is still a good place to build a business.

Singaporean Mirage Company Moved Millions Through Banks

That office, BuzzFeed News discovered during a visit, is just a few sparsely populated cubicles. The company’s current website is only one page, and photographs on it were lifted from published materials about other firms. And public records show Ask was not doing what it claimed to do.

Companies are trying to connect remote workers with ‘virtual water coolers’–but it’s harder than...

Not all donuts are bad for you. One in particular claims to be good for communication within organizations. An app that plugs into the collaboration platform creates random virtual meetings between colleagues to foster connection and community. Other apps such as Watercooler offer similar features....

U.K. Records Highest Coronavirus Death Toll In Europe, After Weeks Of Warnings

Separate government figures showed 29,427 people in hospital with COVID-19, have died. Scientists last month anticipated that the U.K., which had been tracking Italy’s death toll, would eventually become the worst affected country in Europe. Figures from the Office for National Statistics towards the end of April showed that the U.

9 of Every 10 Restaurants and Bars in N.Y.C. Can’t Pay Full Rent - The New York Times

Nomad, a North African and Mediterranean restaurant in the East Village, shut down in March after the pandemic engulfed New York City, leaving its owner unable to pay the full $11,500 rent for months. After opening for outdoor dining in June, the owner, Mehenni Zebentout, has struggled to pay 70 to 80 percent of the rent.

Live Covid-19 Tracker - The New York Times

The decision is likely to send ripples of concern through New York and the rest of the country as arts institutions grapple with the question of when it will be safe again to perform indoors. Far from being a gilded outlier, the Met may well prove to be a bellwether.

‘Black Widow,’ ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Eternals’ Postpone Release Dates - Variety

Disney has postponed the release of fall blockbusters such as Marvel’s “ ,” Steven Spielberg’s “ ” and Kenneth Branagh’s “ Death on the Nile ” by several months. The results are bad news for the exhibition industry, which is facing fierce headwinds after closing for months due to coronavirus.

Battle rages inside US hospitals over how Covid-19 strikes and kills - The Guardian

Frontline healthcare workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread – and therefore, what level of protective gear is appropriate. At issue is the degree to which the virus is airborne – capable of....

Apple loyalists prove physical stores not needed to drive iPhone sales – J.P. Morgan

Apple customer loyalty and response to the COVID-19 pandemic have proven brick-and-mortar stores are not essential to drive sales of its products, J.P.Morgan said on Friday, as the iPhone maker’s blockbuster quarterly results pushed its shares up 7%. The United States’ most valuable company was....

Law Firm for Madonna, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen Confirms Cyberattack

and Bruce Springsteen has verified to clients a recent report that the company’s internal data systems were hacked, potentially exposing a trove of sensitive data. “We can confirm that we’ve been victimized by a cyberattack,” a rep for Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks tells Rolling Stone in a statement.

Bullet train: NHSRCL opens technical bids for construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High…

New Delhi: The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Wednesday (September 23) opened technical bids for the design and construction of 237 km length of mainline for Mumbai- Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor. The technical bids are related to one of the biggest tenders covering 47 percent of MAHSR alignment and four stations.

Fundraising lessons from David Rogier of MasterClass

Conventional wisdom says your company should be up and running and have some traction before you raise. But MasterClass co-founder David Rogier says entrepreneurs should try to raise funds before launching. Before going live, David raised $6.4 million — $1.9 million in a seed round and $4.5 million in a Series A — for what would become MasterClass....

Books to booze: Swiggy charts new hyperlocal route

In sharp contrast, its rival Zomato, which entered the grocery delivery space earlier this year, scaled back its hyperlocal services by June, to focus strongly on its core food delivery business

Scientists may know about Covid vaccine by December, says Fauci

Fauci says people who recover from the virus develop antibodies against it, which gives him confidence a vaccine that triggers the immune system will work

National Intellectual Property Policy and the Security Interest in Movable Property Registry launched

President Yoweri Museveni has said that it is important for government to create an environment where creativity and innovation can thrive and that individuals or groups are protected and rewarded for their creativity. The President was today speaking during the launch of the National Intellectual....

LS adjourned sine die; Monsoon Session concludes

New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday evening, bringing the of Parliament to an end eight days ahead of schedule amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. The session started on September 14 with numerous changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sebi details segregation guidelines of investment adviser, distributor roles

Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India on Wednesday provided detailed guidelines to investment advisers (IA), after it notified the segregation of and distribution activities at client level to avoid conflict of interest, on July 3. The markets regulator said the IA can charge fees from....

Live updates: 11+ structures in Houston damaged by floods

The mayor said he thinks Project Brays, an ongoing project aimed at reducing flood risks, has "proven to be beneficial" during the onslaught of rain this week. 10:49 a.m. The body of a fisherman reported missing Tuesday evening was recovered in Brays Bayou, police said. Houston police and U.S. Coast Guard search teams found the body around 11 p.

Texas lawmakers join lawsuit over Abbott’s early voting...

A coalition of Republicans, including Texas GOP Chair Allen West and seven state lawmakers, are joining activist Steven Hotze in asking the Texas Supreme Court to block Gov. Greg Abbott from extending the early voting period by a week during the pandemic.

COVID-19 testing is coming to Ontario pharmacies this week

TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced COVID-19 tests will be available in up to 60 pharmacies across the province starting on Friday. Ford made the announcement in Huntsville, Ont. on Wednesday while unveiling the second part of the government's COVID-19 fall preparedness plan.

Pompeo to speak to State Senate on Monday 25m ago

MADISON, WI (Wisconsin Radio Network) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to speak in the State Senate chamber Monday morning. Pompeo is in Madison at the invitation of Senate President Roger Roth (R-Appleton). Roth told last week the invitation came about after the....

Mali risks 'economic paralysis' from post-coup embargo: trade group By Tiemoko Diallo DAKAR (Reuters) - Mali faces "economic paralysis" if sanctions imposed by West Africa's regional bloc after a military coup are not lifted in coming days, the head of th

By Tiemoko Diallo. DAKAR (Reuters) - Mali faces "economic paralysis" if sanctions imposed by West Africa's regional bloc after a military coup are not lifted in coming days, the head of the customs agency lobby said on Wednesday. Imports of goods into the landlocked, arid country have dropped 30%....

UK Appoints Nigerian as Co-chair of Energy Transition Council

By Aishat Babatunde, The United Kingdom has appointed Nigeria’s former managing director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Damilola Ogunbiyi, as a co-chair of the UN Climate Change Conference’s (COP26) Energy Transition Council. The UK CoP President, Alok Sharma, will chair the council....

Malaysia's Anwar says has 'strong' support to form govt

By AFP 12 hours ago in Politics Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he had the "strong" backing of lawmakers and was seeking an audience with the king to form a new government. The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil since an alliance that swept to power in 2018, which....

Daily positive Covid-19 cases pass 6,000 for first time since May

The number of daily positive coronavirus cases in the UK has risen to more than 6,000 for the first time since May. The Government said that as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 6,178 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, taking the overall number of cases confirmed to 409,729.

Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools Prepare For Schedule Updates

CALDWELLS, NJ — Caldwell-West Caldwell public schools are updating students' schedules as the district moves to add in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, Superintendent James Heinegg sent an email to local parents and guardians, notifying them of upcoming tweaks to the district's hybrid learning plan.

Grayslake, IL

Grayslake resident, Jeff Lefebvre, Founder and President of PriSim Business Consulting, ignited some powerful sparks of creativity and learning when he and his firm stepped forward to fund the 2020 Summer Internship Program at Waukegan to College (W2C).

Coronavirus: NHS track and trace app launches tomorrow - but will it work?

The NHS track and trace app is finally due to launch on Thursday after months of delay - but will it work? The government abandoned its plans to set up its own Covid-19 tracing app in June to switch to technology used by Apple and Google, costing months of progress.
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