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Hamilton constantly looks for support from others

Dr. Riccardo Ceccarelli believes there is more pressure on Lewis Hamilton than there is on Max Verstappen to win this year's title. The post Hamilton constantly looks for support from others appeared first on PlanetF1 .

Planet F1 2 Dec 2021 12:15 pm

Stacey Abrams launches second campaign for Georgia governor

The Indian Express 2 Dec 2021 12:07 pm

'Not again': How to protect your mental health in the face of another COVID variant

'Not again': How to protect your mental health in the face of another COVID variant

Firstpost 2 Dec 2021 12:00 pm

Thursday briefing: Javid in Covid booster trade-off

Patient monitoring may be cut to let GPs give more extra shots China tournaments pulled over Peng Shuai Johnson a clown, Macron quoted as saying Morning everyone. Im Martin Farrer and these are the top stories today. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 11:59 am

US defense chief slams Chinas drive for hypersonic weapons

The Indian Express 2 Dec 2021 11:58 am

Shah Rukh Khan to Salman Khan: Celebs who might give Vicky Katrina's wedding a miss

Vicky Kaushal Katrina Kaif wedding: Salman Khan to Shah Rukh Khan; celebs who might miss it

IBTimes 2 Dec 2021 11:43 am

EU unveils 300 billion euro answer to Chinas Belt and Road

The Indian Express 2 Dec 2021 11:41 am

World Computer Literacy Day 2021: History, theme and tips to enhance you digital skills

World Computer Literacy Day 2021: History, theme and tips to enhance you digital skills

Firstpost 2 Dec 2021 11:33 am

Hill obviously never been a fan of Verstappen

Christian Horner hinted at bias against Max Verstappen, taking aim at Damon Hill in doing so. The post Hill obviously never been a fan of Verstappen appeared first on PlanetF1 .

Planet F1 2 Dec 2021 11:30 am

People microdosing on psychedelics to improve wellbeing during pandemic

Addiction expert says findings of survey suggest small doses of drugs being taken to treat health issues The pandemic has seen a shift towards recreational drug users taking tiny doses of psychedelics, such as LSD and magic mushrooms, to improve their wellbeing and mental health, a leading addiction expert has said. People were microdosing to self-medicate rather than following the trend, popularised in Silicon Valley, of consuming small amounts of psychedelics to enhance creativity, Prof Adam Winstock, the founder and director of the Global Drug Survey , said. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 11:30 am

Farmers in England to be paid for looking after soil health from next year

Environmental groups say scheme falls far short of farming reforms promised after Brexit Farmers will be paid for looking after Englands soils for the first time from next year, when the first stage of the governments new support payments begins. Environmental groups criticised the measures as puny and accused ministers of failing in their promises to use the UKs departure from the EU to strengthen environmental protections and reduce the damaging impacts of farming . Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 11:30 am

Californian firm touts mushroom leather as sustainability gamechanger

Vegan leather alternative isnt just the hot fashion must-have it could teach us about consumption and waste Vegan alternatives to leather could save more than just animals. The scientists behind fashions new latest must-have the mushroom leather handbag believe that mycelium, a material grown from fungi which can be engineered to look and feel like calfskin or sheepskin, could help save the planet. Speaking to the Guardian before a talk at the Business of Fashion Voices conference in Oxfordshire, Dr Matt Scullin, CEO of biomaterials company MycoWorks, forecast that mushroom leather could be a sustainability gamechanger, unlocking a future of design which begins with the material, not with the object. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 11:30 am

A 975-day nightmare: how the Home Office forced a British citizen into destitution abroad

Richard Amoah went to Ghana for his fathers funeral and found himself barred from returning to Britain for two and a half years. Like other victims of the Windrush scandal, he is owed compensation but what will he actually get? Eight months ago, the events that shattered the life of Richard Amoah, a 58-year-old upholsterer from south London, were condensed into a series of succinct, emotionless paragraphs, typed into boxes on an 18-page form, scanned and emailed to a government office in Sheffield. Everyone knows you cant put a price on happiness, but it is now the Home Offices job to assess the cost of Amoahs unhappiness, after a series of disastrous government mistakes left him destitute on the streets of Ghanas capital, Accra, for two and a half years. As they process Amoahs claim for compensation, staff in Vulcan House, the Home Offices riverside headquarters in Sheffield, will need to address a number of difficult questions. How should the government compensate someone for carelessly wrecking their life? What is the correct payment for rupturing family bonds? Can the loss of a stable, happy existence be remedied with a methodically quantified pay out? Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 11:30 am

Ive healed. I dont want to be the badass Noomi Rapace on beating her Dragon Tattoo trauma

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo brought her global fame but trapped her in pain and sadness. The actor reveals how starring in weird new thriller Lamb made her feel alive again Noomi Rapace the original Lisbeth Salander, AKA The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is sitting in the hotel bar with her sunglasses on top of her head. They disappear at some point during our conversation, though I dont see them go. I do notice, however, when her black jacket, which has been draped around her shoulders, falls to the floor while she is flapping her arms pretending to be an eagle. This happens shortly after she has told me how she once wore a strap-on dildo in public. She really is a lot of fun and quite naughty. We were due to meet in a windowless room upstairs but she wanted a window. Theyd put us in a little prison cell, she huffs, now looking out on to the back streets of Londons Mayfair. I was like, I cant be stuck in there! Its all about flows and energies. The double espresso she asked for when she first got here has yet to arrive, so she orders another from a passing staff member, who brings it in a flash. Rapace, who is 41, does a quick inventory: Window. Coffee. Ryan. Perfect. Then her original order arrives. She looks up at her server in astonishment. Is this ours? I love your lipstick, by the way, its really pretty. She turns to me. Do you want this? Lets have it. The next time I look down, both cups are empty. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 11:30 am

The pandemic body: how the Covid era changed us from hair loss to weight gain

Sore, blurry eyes, decaying teeth, spreading feet the strange, difficult years of coronavirus have had unexpected effects on our general health This year, out of nowhere, my left heel has started hurting. Is it the onset of some degenerative condition, a normal byproduct of ageing, or simply pandemic life, I wonder. After all, living through this period has had surprising health consequences even for people who have not caught coronavirus. It has recently emerged, for instance, that the Covid era has been a global hair-loss event a clear manifestation of the stress everyone has been under. What else have these unprecedented times written on our bodies? Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 11:30 am

TV tonight: Richard Bacon leads an examination into cancel culture

Is free speech under threat, asks Bacon in Cancelled. Plus: How to Complain and Win! Heres what to watch this evening Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 11:30 am

Abortion rights advocates vow to fight on after supreme court hearing

Leaders say they will look to statehouses and lower courts if justices allow undermining of Roe v Wade In the wake of Wednesdays supreme court hearing in which a majority of justices appeared willing to significantly curb abortion rights , reproductive rights advocates said they would continue to fight in statehouses and lower courts for the right to choose. The supreme court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Womens Health Organization, widely regarded as the most important abortion rights case in nearly five decades. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 11:30 am

In Israel, the new US ambassadors home lacks a certain view

The Indian Express 2 Dec 2021 11:24 am

B'luru civic body BBMP issues new guidelines amid Omicron scare

In view of the rising concern over Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Wednesday released a new set of guidelines adopting a risk-based approach. The new protocols will be in place from December 1 until further orders.

IBTimes 2 Dec 2021 11:18 am

IT parliamentary panel recommends setting up of Media Council with statutory powers

Media The IT parliamentary panel has recommended setting up of a 'Media Council' with statutory powers to check irregularities in print, electronic and digital platforms. PTI Image for representation Noting that media was gradually losing its credibility and integrity, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology on Wednesday, December 1 recommended setting up of a 'Media Council' with statutory powers to check irregularities in print, electronic and digital platforms. Headed by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, the Committee also expressed concern over the disturbing trend of fake news and asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to pursue the Ministry of Law and Justice for early implementation of the recommendation of the Law Commission to make paid news as an electoral offence, so that it has a deterrent effect on the incidents of paid news. In its report on 'Ethical Standards In Media Coverage', submitted in Parliament on Wednesday, the Committee also suggested the creation of a Media Commission comprising experts for wider consultations amongst the interested groups/ stakeholders to evolve a consensus on setting up of the Media Council. The Committee called for the Media Commission to look into all the complex issues concerning the media and submit its report to the Committee within six months of its inception.The Committee has noted that 'Media' which was once the most trusted weapon in the hands of the citizenry in our democracy and acted as trustees of the public interest is gradually losing its credibility and integrity where values and morality are being compromised, it said. It said existing regulatory bodies like the Press Council of India and the News Broadcasting Standards Authority are not as effective, that their efficacy is limited. PCI, a statutory body governing the print media, may entertain complaints and is empowered to warn, admonish or censure newspapers, news agencies, the editor or the journalist concerned, however, it does not have the power to enforce compliance as advisories issued by PCI are not enforceable in a Court of Law, the Committee said. It also noted that NBSA governing news broadcasting has the power to fine, but its jurisdiction extends to only those organisations that choose to be members of the News Broadcasters' Association and added that its efficacy is limited and depends on voluntary compliance with its orders.In view of the above, the Committee has opined that the MIB should explore the possibility of establishing a wider Media Council encompassing not just the print media but the electronic and digital media as well, and equip it with statutory powers to enforce its orders where required.\This would enable it to have a holistic view of the media scenario and take appropriate steps to check irregularities, ensure freedom of speech and professionalism, and maintain the highest ethical standards and credibility, which are so critical for the fourth pillar of democracy, it recommended. Meanwhile, pending a decision on this, the Committee has asked the MB to look into the possibility of expanding the regulatory framework to monitor e-newspapers. The Committee also expressed its dismay on PCI not being given information with regard to action taken on their forwarded decisions by the concerned state governments/UTs, adding that it clearly indicates the limitation of the powers of the PCI to penalize the newspapers and news agencies, etc., for violation of the norms of journalistic conduct. Thus, the Committee has opined that rules and regulations framed under the Press Council Act, 1978 have no meaning unless there exists an effective mechanism for their efficient implementation, the report said.Therefore the government should take comprehensive and practical measures so that PCI's decisions on cases of violation of ethics in newspapers and other publications, are genuinely implemented or taken to their logical end and it should be incumbent upon the concerned state government/UT to inform PCI about the action taken, it said. On fake news, the committee said it has become a disturbing trend in India, where the contributors of content are not only owners of websites, but also individual subscribers, on whom exercising control is posing a very big challenge. While appreciating the establishment of Fact Check Units in 17 Regional Offices of PIB, the Committee asked the MIB to open more such FCUs to remain vigilant for viral videos/news which could create public disorder. The Committee has also recommended that the term Fake News should be broadly defined. The Committee also endorsed the views of the CEO, Prasar Bharati that the regulatory mechanisms should look at embracing the latest technologies such as Artificial Intelligence to check fake news and to be able to intervene in near real-time.Hence, there is a need to take suitable steps accordingly and also to factor in the existing expertise in the domain of news fact check through non-Government agencies such as 'AltNews', 'check4spam', 'SMHoaxslayer' etc, it said. Observing that countries like Australia, Malaysia and other democracies have Anti-Fake News Laws, the Committee has asked the Ministry to study their laws and develop some legal provisions to counter as big a challenge as fake news.

The News Minute 2 Dec 2021 11:18 am

Closely Monitoring Omicron situation: Govt

The Indian government, before taking any final decision on the resumption of international flight operations, is closely monitoring the situation emerging out of the detection and spread of coronavirus' Omicron variant.

IBTimes 2 Dec 2021 11:11 am

Global Covid caseload tops 263.45 million

Washington:The global coronavirus caseload has topped 263.45 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.22 million and vaccination to over 8.03 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the Universitys Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 2 Dec 2021 10:52 am

6 travellers from At Risk countries test positive for Covid-19; Airports on high alert

6 people coming from 'at risk' countries test positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday

IBTimes 2 Dec 2021 10:48 am

WFP seeks USD 2.6 bn to help Afghans in need of food assistance

Kabul: The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has sought the aid of USD 2.6 billion from the international communities to help people in Afghanistan. The WFP on Wednesday informed that about 23 million Afghans are in need of urgent food assistance with an aid of USD 2.6 billion required to reach them in the Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 2 Dec 2021 10:43 am

If you're so adamant: Ayushmann Khurrana's gender fluid look backfires, gets schooled

Ayushmann Khurrana's gender fluid look backfires, gets schooled over the misappropriation of marginalized communities.

IBTimes 2 Dec 2021 10:36 am

Explosion of WWII bomb in Munich injures 4, disrupts trains

The Times of India 2 Dec 2021 10:35 am

Third case of Covid Omicron strain confirmed in Spain

he third case of infection with the new strain of Covid-19, Omicron, has been confirmed in Spain - in the Balearic Islands, health authorities said.The microbiology laboratory of the Son Espaces University Hospital today confirmed a positive result of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 strain through a special PCR test, the health council of the Balearic Islands government said in a statement.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2021 10:35 am

Asian shares tick up but Omicron variant worries leave markets on edge

Omicron is rapidly becoming the dominant variant of the coronavirus in South Africa less than four weeks after it was first detected

Business Standard 2 Dec 2021 10:34 am

Richest 1% have 38% of wealth growth globally: World Inequality Report

Global billionaire wealth in 2021 represents 3.5 per cent of the world's household wealth, says research.

Business Standard 2 Dec 2021 10:33 am

US, Australia, UK sign agreement for delivery of nuclear-powered submarines

The US, Australia and the United Kingdom have engaged in an 18-month consultation period to seek an optimal pathway for delivery of nuclear-powered submarines, United States President Joe Biden said

Business Standard 2 Dec 2021 10:32 am

Beijing warns China-linked US businesses: you cannot make a fortune in silence

Vice-foreign minister Xie Feng tells industry figures to push US government toward a rational China policy and end ideological conflicts Beijing has urged US business groups with interests in China to speak out and lobby the US government in its defence, warning that as bilateral relations deteriorate they cannot make money in silence. The vice-foreign minister Xie Feng, in charge of managing Chinas relationship with the US, also urged against political boycotts of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics , saying it harms the interests of athletes and was unpopular. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 10:31 am

Citing Covid-19, Climate and Wars, U.N. Asks Donors for Big Jump in Funding

The world body said it needed $41 billion to fund humanitarian aid to help 183 million people in 63 countries.

The New York Times 2 Dec 2021 10:31 am

Angela Merkel to bow out with ceremony live on German TV

Military tattoo to be held in chancellors honour on Thursday but formal handover of power not expected until next week Angela Merkel will ceremonially bow out of office on with a military tattoo held in her honour on Thursday evening, before she is expected to formally hand over her seat of power to Olaf Scholz in the first half of next week. Featuring torch-carrying soldiers in full military regalia, precision choreography and three songs of the outgoing chancellors own choosing played by a marching band, the event will mark the high point of Merkels leaving tour after 16 years of holding office. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 10:30 am

Laos to launch $5.9 bn Chinese-built railway as debt to Beijing mounts

Laos is opening a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China's poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt.

Business Standard 2 Dec 2021 10:28 am

UNGA Prez urges early resolution of Palestinian question through action

Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, has emphasised the need for action rather than words to bring a resolution to the Palestinian question

Business Standard 2 Dec 2021 10:24 am

Hawaii: Petroleum detected in tap water sample near Pearl Harbor

The Hawaii State Department of Health said a laboratory has detected petroleum product in a water sample from an elementary school near Pearl Harbor

Business Standard 2 Dec 2021 10:22 am

Vicky Kaushal Katrina Kaif wedding: Guests feeling insulted and offended may skip

Guests at Vicky Kaushal Katrina Kaif's wedding feeling insulted and offended.

IBTimes 2 Dec 2021 10:20 am

Jack Doresy's financial services firm Square changes its name to Block

Jack Dorsey''s financial services company Square has announced to change its name to Block, effective from December 10, as the former Twitter CEO renews his focus on Blockchain and crypto.

Business Standard 2 Dec 2021 10:19 am

Canada Diplomats Say Ottawa Mishandled 'Havana Syndrome' Crisis as Nearly 20 Fall Sick

The stricken diplomats, who are suing the government in Ottawa for taking too long to evacuate them and provide them with treatment, say the number is closer to 30 -- and rising.

News18 2 Dec 2021 9:56 am

Anand Teltumbde's bail plea to visit mother after brother's encounter death rejected

Court Anand Teltumbde is currently lodged in Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai following his arrest in the Elgar Parishad case in April 2020. PTI A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai on Wednesday, December 1, denied interim bail to activist Anand Teltumbde, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, to visit his nonagenarian mother in wake of the death of his brother Milind Teltumbde, a top Naxal leader, in an encounter with security forces last month. Anand Teltumbde is currently lodged in Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai following his arrest in the Elgar Parishad case in April 2020. Special court judge DE Kothalikar rejected his temporary bail application. In the plea filed on November 23, Anand Teltumbde had said that he came to know that his brother Milind Teltumbde, one of the wanted accused in the case, was killed on November 13 in Gadchiroli. He added that his mother is over 90 years old and at such a moment of bereavement, he being the eldest in the family, not only his presence by the side of the mother and his siblings would be of great moral support, but also gathering of all family members would be a solace to each other. In the plea, he had sought 15-day bail. Meanwhile, another accused in the case, Surendra Gadling has moved a plea seeking a plastic chair and table inside prison. He also sought permission for allowing a personal shaving kit to him. The court has sought a report from the prison authorities and posted the matter for hearing on December 8. Anand Teltumbde and other activists were initially booked by the Pune police after violence erupted at Koregaon Bhima village near Pune, a day after the Elgar Parishad conclave was held in the city on December 31, 2017.The case pertains to alleged inflammatory speeches made at the conclave, which the police claimed triggered violence the next day near the Bhima-Koregaon war memorial located on the outskirts of the western Maharashtra city. The police had claimed the conclave was organised by people with alleged Maoist links, following which the NIA took over the probe. Read:Sudha Bharadwaj gets default bail in Elgar Parishad case from Bombay HC Milind Teltumbde was among the 26 Naxals who were killed in the encounter with security forces in Gadchiroli. He was carrying a reward of Rs 50 lakh on his head and authorities claimed that he was a key person who gave momentum to the naxal movement in the last 20 years and built it in Maharashtra. Read:Milind Teltumbde among 26 Naxals killed in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli

The News Minute 2 Dec 2021 9:49 am

Omicron Alert: Six Passengers Flew Into Delhi From At-Risk Countries Admitted To Hospital

New Delhi : Six people flew into Delhi from at-risk countries including the UK and the Netherlands,are admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi after four of them tested positive for COVID-19 and two showed symptoms, officials said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had Tuesday said the capital is prepared to set up 63,800 beds in case a third Covid-19 wave hits the city. Their samples have been sent to the National Centre for Disease Control for genome sequencing to ascertain if they have the new variant, Omicron, they said. Continue reading Omicron Alert: Six Passengers Flew Into Delhi From At-Risk Countries Admitted To Hospital at HW English.

News View 2 Dec 2021 9:45 am

Omicron variant arrives in US, elevating risk

The Indian Express 2 Dec 2021 9:33 am

Cyclone Jawad: Andhra and Odisha gear up for impact, review preparedness

Weather Owing to high wind speeds, fishermen have been advised not to venture out to the sea. TNM Staff Image for representation: PTI The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, met on Wednesday, December 1 to review the preparedness for the impending Cyclone Jawad in the Bay of Bengal region that is likely to affect Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. The top bureaucrat of the country directed various central and state agencies to avoid any loss of life and minimise damage to property, infrastructure and crops.The Cabinet secretary also emphasised that state governments should make all efforts to ensure that fishermen and all vessels at sea are called back immediately and people in areas likely to be affected by the cyclonic storm are evacuated at the earliest, a statement by the Union Home Ministry said. The director general of India Meteorological Department (IMD) briefed the NCMC about the current status of a low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, which is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by December 3.It is expected to cross the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by the morning of December 4 with wind speeds ranging from 90 kmph-100 kmph, accompanied by heavy rainfall and tidal waves. The cyclonic storm is likely to affect Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh and coastal districts of Odisha. It is also likely to bring heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coastal areas and Gangetic parts of West Bengal, the statement said. The meeting was informed that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 32 teams in these states with additional teams being kept in readiness. Rescue teams of the Army and Navy along with ships and aircraft are ready for deployment if required. Chief secretaries and senior officers from Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands apprised the committee about he preparatory measures being undertaken to protect the population in the expected path of the cyclonic storm as also measures being taken to ensure that there is minimal damage to infrastructure in the aftermath of the storm. Gauba assured the state governments that all central agencies are ready and will be available for assistance. Officials from the ministries of home, ports, shipping and waterways, power, oil, department of fisheries, telecommunications, the NDRF, IMD, chief of integrated defence staff and the National Disaster Management Authority attended the meeting. Meanwhile, the IMD issued a pre-cyclone watch for north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts as a cyclonic storm is likely to approach around December 4 morning. However, the department is yet to predict the possible location of landfall of the impending cyclone. Under its impact, heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur in many parts of coastal and interior Odisha from December 3 to 6 morning. According to the IMD, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur on December 3. On December 4, Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, and Jajpur districts are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at one or two places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur. Predicting heavy downpour, an orange warning (be prepared) has also been issued for Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, and Puri for December 5. Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph, is likely to commence along and off north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast from the midnight of December 3 and increase gradually becoming 70-80 kmph, with gusting to 90 kmph, from December 4 afternoon for the subsequent 12 hours, the IMD said. The sea condition will be rough to very rough over along and off north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast from December 3 midnight and become high to very high from December 4 afternoon, for the subsequent 12 hours. In view of this, the fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea and those who are at mid sea have been advised to return to the coast by the morning of December 2. With IANS and PTI inputs

The News Minute 2 Dec 2021 9:16 am

Maharashtra Needs To Be Cautious Over Omicron: Aditya Thackeray On Revised Mumbai Airport Rules

Mumbai : Speaking to media about the revised COVID rules, State Minister Aditya Thackeray said that Maharashtra needs to be more cautious than other state over the new COVID variant Omicron. Last time Maharashtra was hit first and was hit the hardest amid friction with the Centre over the guidelines at airports. The state has revised its guidelines, which the Centre wanted in sync with the national rules. But, Aditya Thackeray son of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has clearly stated that Maharashtra keeps peoples safety is their first priority, and hence states rules will be different from those of Centre. Continue reading Maharashtra Needs To Be Cautious Over Omicron: Aditya Thackeray On Revised Mumbai Airport Rules at HW English.

News View 2 Dec 2021 9:03 am

Saudi, UAE detect first cases of new Omicron Covid variant

Much remains unknown about the new variant, which has been identified in more than 20 countries

The Hindu Businessline 2 Dec 2021 8:53 am

Omicron Gets Around Some Immunity, Not All, Finds South Africa Study

The earliest sample in which the variant was detected was collected on November 8 in Gauteng, South Africa's most populous province, where Johannesburg and Pretoria are located.

News18 2 Dec 2021 8:44 am

South Korea Breaks Daily Virus Record for 2nd Straight Day

South Korea confirmed its first five omicron cases Wednesday night linked to arrivals from Nigeria, prompting the government to tighten its border controls.

News18 2 Dec 2021 8:41 am

Will the Omicron Covid variant cancel Christmas?

A new Covid variant first identified in South Africa is spreading around the world, with leaders rushing to respond. Our science correspondent Nicola Davis outlines what we know so far about the Omicron variant The identification of a new Covid variant has sent shockwaves around the world as leaders scramble once again to close borders and reintroduce measures aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization has said Omicron poses a very high risk of infection. Its ability to evade Covid vaccines is of particular concern, and the chief executive of the US drugmaker Moderna has warned there is no world where the effectiveness of vaccines is at the same level as with the Delta variant. The Guardians science correspondent Nicola Davis tells Hannah Moore the variant is so new to scientists there is not enough data to predict how serious a threat it could pose, but the next two weeks will be crucial. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 8:30 am

Can Russell Crowe succeed in cleaning up Bangkoks terrible wiring?

A tweet from the actor has sparked a call to action by Thailands prime minister, but will anything really change? Reams of black wiring suspended between poles, haphazardly bundled into nest-like knots, and often hanging at head height are a common sight in Bangkok, and has become almost synonymous with the city. If you walk around my area, there are many wire bundles hanging down to human height or sitting on the ground along the pedestrian walkway, says Kullapa Sakkaravech, a language teacher from Bangkok. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 8:21 am

Coronavirus news live: South Africa sees exponential increase in Covid cases, dominated by Omicron variant

The Omicron variant has propelled a sharp rise in Covid cases in South Africa, accounting for almost three quarters of all new virus cases First US case of Omicron Covid variant identified in California Omicron variant found around the world as countries tighten travel rules Israeli doctor believes he caught Omicron at London medical conference Covid variants may not evolve to be less dangerous, says UK expert See all our coronavirus coverage A recent study out of the US has found that roughly one in every 100 patients hospitalised with Covid-19 will likely have central nervous system complications. Researchers from the Radiological Society of North America ( RSNA ) - an association of radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists - reported the findings on Tuesday. Our study shows that central nervous system complications represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in this devastating pandemic. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 7:55 am

'Toxic mix' of low COVID vaccination, testing rates recipe for amplifying variants, warns WHO

Amid the spread of new coronavirus variant Omicron, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said the world has a oxic mix of low vaccine coverage and very low testing - a...

India TV 2 Dec 2021 7:48 am

International Day for The Abolition Of Slavery 2021: All you need to about forms of modern slavery that still persist

International Day for The Abolition Of Slavery 2021: All you need to about forms of modern slavery that still persist

Firstpost 2 Dec 2021 7:44 am

Daily Horoscope for 2 December: Check whats in store for you this Thursday

Daily Horoscope for 2 December: Check whats in store for you this Thursday

Firstpost 2 Dec 2021 7:35 am

First known US Omicron case detected in California

The Indian Express 2 Dec 2021 7:34 am

United States reports 1st case of 'omicron variant' in returning traveler

The US recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant Wednesday- in a vaccinated traveler who returned to California after a trip to South Africa- as scientists around the world race to establish whether the new, mutant version of the coronavirus is more dangerous than previous ones.

India TV 2 Dec 2021 6:57 am

US detects first case of Omicron variant in person who returned from South Africa

The first known US case was a fully vaccinated person in California who returned from South Africa on Nov 22 and tested positive seven days later.

DNA India 2 Dec 2021 6:55 am

Humbled Alex Carey added to Australia squad for Ashes opener in Brisbane

Wicketkeeper replaces former captain Tim Paine Series against England begins at the Gabba next week Alex Carey has been added to Australias Ashes squad and will make his Test debut when the series begins at the Gabba in Brisbane next week. The wicketkeeper had been expected to replace Tim Paine behind the stumps after the former captain stood down from all cricket in the wake of the texting scandal that has overshadowed Australias preparations for the series. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 6:14 am

Austrian surgeon fined 2,700 for amputating wrong leg

Doctor found guilty of gross negligence after marking wrong leg of 82-year-old man for operation An Austrian court has fined a surgeon for amputating the wrong leg of an elderly patient. The 43-year-old surgeon said her actions were due to human error, but the judge found her guilty of gross negligence and fined her 2,700 ($3,060), with half the amount suspended, a spokesperson for the tribunal in the northern city of Linz said on Wednesday. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 6:02 am

Akhanda Movie Review: Here's What Netizens Say

Balakrishna and Srikanth's Akhanda hit the screens on Friday. Check out the audience review for the Telugu film.

IBTimes 2 Dec 2021 5:55 am

Michigan teen charged in Oxford High School shooting

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at a Michigan high school

ABC News 2 Dec 2021 5:52 am

Controversial Plan For Oregon Natural Gas Terminal Abandoned

A Canadian energy company called it quits Wednesday on a controversial natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal on the southern Oregon coast after failing to obtain all necessary state permits.

News18 2 Dec 2021 5:50 am

Macron privately called Boris Johnson a clown, says French magazine

Report follows French presidents complaint about PMs behaviour after they discussed sinking of refugee boat in the Channel The French president, Emmanuel Macron, referred to Boris Johnson in a private conversation as a clown, according to reports in France. The political magazine Le Canard enchan, often described as the French equivalent of Private Eye, reported Macron as saying the British prime minister has the attitude of a vulgarian. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 5:48 am

Australia, NZ Split Group Games Equally At Women's World Cup

Australia and New Zealand will each stage 24 games in the group stage when the countries host the Womens World Cup for the first time in 2023.

News18 2 Dec 2021 5:45 am

Afghan boy, 11, goes missing in London weeks after arriving in the UK

Police appeal for information after Mohammed Khan fails to return home from playing in nearby park A young boy from Afghanistan has gone missing less than a month after arriving in the UK. Metropolitan police detectives have launched a high-risk missing persons investigation as they search for 11-year-old Mohammed Khan, who was last seen at about 4pm on Tuesday. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 5:43 am

Wind-pushed Fires Force Evacuations, Burn Homes In Montana

Hundreds of people in the town of Denton were forced to flee flames pushed by strong winds in central Montana on Wednesday, while a fire south of the city of Great Falls burned 11 homes as well as sheds and other small buildings, officials said.

News18 2 Dec 2021 5:33 am

Ex-child Actor In Beasts Of The Southern Wild Shot, Killed

Jonshel Alexander, a onetime child actress who played a supporting role in the 2012 Oscarnominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, was killed in a weekend shooting in her native Louisiana. She was 22.

News18 2 Dec 2021 5:33 am

MoD overhauls rules for investigating sexual offences in armed forces

Complaints to be dealt with outside chain of command but military police retain right to investigate rape claims Complaint of sexual offences in the armed forces will be dealt with outside the chain of command in future but military police will retain the right to investigate allegations of rape, the Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday. The government commitment came in response to a landmark parliamentary inquiry into the experiences of women who serve or have served in the armed forces, although it was criticised for not going far enough with calls that only civilian forces should investigate allegations of rape and sexual abuse. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 5:31 am

Teesside factory making Covid vaccine gets 400m injection

Japanese owner makes single biggest investment in UK pharmaceutical manufacturing in decades A Teesside factory that makes Covid-19 vaccines has received a 400m injection from its Japanese owners, the largest single investment in UK pharmaceutical manufacturing in decades. The biotechnology arm of the Japanese conglomerate Fujifilm, which is better known for its photography heritage, said the package would more than double its Billingham sites development and manufacturing capability, creating the largest biopharmaceutical factory with several different technologies in the UK. Continue reading...

The Guardian 2 Dec 2021 5:31 am

Giovinazzi drawn to Formula E by chance to win

Antonio Giovinazzi has chosen Formula E for next season with the dream of winning his first race since his GP2 days in 2016. The post Giovinazzi drawn to Formula E by chance to win appeared first on PlanetF1 .

Planet F1 2 Dec 2021 5:29 am

U.N. Seats Denied, for Now, to Afghanistans Taliban and Myanmars Junta

A powerful United Nations committee deferred a decision on applications by the ruling authorities of both countries, widely regarded as pariahs, to replace envoys of the governments they had toppled.

The New York Times 2 Dec 2021 5:29 am