Monthly Archives: August 2020

Despite COVID-19, 2020 Beats 2019 For Legal Pot Industry, Says New Report 

For the legal cannabis industry, COVID-19 has impacted the emerging space in ways that will likely resonate for a long time afterwards. A new report by three major companies examines the pandemic’s effects while making a rosy projection for the rest of 2020.

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‘Resign!’ Belarus president booed by striking workers 

Lukashenko says he is preparing a vote on constitutional changes that will see him eventually hand over power

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Colgate’s latest AI-powered smart toothbrush starts at $50 

Smart toothbrushes have been around for a few years now, but they haven’t quite caught on. Sure, they promise better habits via connected sensors, but they also tend to be very expensive ($100 and up). Colgate, however, has come up with a potential a…

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China welcomes Putin’s proposed summit on Iran 

US President Donald Trump said he probably would not participate in any such summit after arms resolution failure.

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Headhunters charged with diversifying UK boardrooms still mainly white 

There are only six black executives and board members among leading five firms, finds the Guardian ‘We’ll hire 100 black interns a year’In the ruthless world of executive headhunting, Cynthia Davis got used to being called “the black girl”. In the early 2000s, she vividly recalls being one of only five women – and the only black employee – in a Leeds-based f […]

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2-time Olympic champion Northug busted for cocaine, speeding 

Two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug has admitted to possessing cocaine, speeding and driving under the influence

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India’s invisible catastrophe: fears over spread of Covid-19 into poor rural areas 

Country is entering a dangerous new phase of rising infections in small towns and villages with limited access to healthcareCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhere better to seek sanctuary from a virus roaring through a crowded metropolis than a remote mountainside with views of the Himalayas?This was the reasoning that prompted Lal […]

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America musters the world’s biggest naval exercise 

The drills come as America and China are locking horns across Asia’s flashpoints

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Coronavirus: Hundreds gather in Madrid for anti-mask protest 

Crowds gathered in the Spanish capital on Sunday to protest against the mandatory use of face masks.

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Mauritius oil spill: Wrecked MV Wakashio breaks up 

The MV Wakashio, which spilled more than 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil off Mauritius, has split apart.

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Chinese business leaders urge country to keep thinking global 

China should resist anti-globalisation sentiment and promote international cooperation, Chinese business leaders have said. Beijing has announced a master plan to shift the focus of its economic growth engines towards “domestic circulation”, to become more self-reliant, especially in key technologies. But Xu Weiping, chairman of Advanced Business Park, which […]

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Ecommerce: Will E-Pharmacies Become the Norm? 

The days of waiting in line at CVS are coming to an end thanks to the widespread adoption of ecommerce.

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Google tests new profile cards that let you add yourself to search results 

Image: Google Google is testing a new user-created public profile system called “people cards,” which will let users create their own profile (including their job, links to their social media platforms, a brief bio, and more) that will appear directly in Google search results. It’s similar to how celebrities and businesses already appear. The new cards are o […]

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Russia Registers Coronavirus Vaccine Despite International Skepticism, Putin’s Daughter Inoculated 

(MOSCOW) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and has proven efficient, offering a lasting imm […]

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Porsche 911 Targa 4S first drive in the UK 

Just as Ray Massey was about to set off on his first drive of Porsche’s all-new Targa 4S, singer and sports car fan Jay Kay couldn’t resist coming over for a chat about the open-top 911.

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