Tag Archives: WHO

Google’s app for the visually impaired adds food and document scanning 

Google launched its Lookout app in 2019 for people who are blind or have low-vision to navigate the world with their phones, but it was only available on Pixel phones with languages set to English. Today, the company is rolling out an update that not…

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Ex-WHO doctor says world will be fighting coronavirus for years 

Dr Larry Brilliant, an epidemiologist from California, said the global fight against COVID-19 will carry on for at least the next four years as the virus moves from one hotspot to the next.

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Wilford Brimley, actor who appeared in Cocoon before becoming Quaker Oats pitch man, dies at 85 

Wilford Brimley, the character actor who appeared in such hit films as Cocoon and The Firm but is best known as the pitch man for Quaker Oats food products, has died. He was 85.

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Column One: How scientists revived an old-school treatment for a 21st century pandemic 

Scientists searching for a medicine to treat patients with COVID-19 are looking for it in the blood of people who have already survived the disease.

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Global report: Philippines ‘losing battle’ as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases 

Filipino medics plead for lockdown as health system teeters; US suffers deadliest month; South Korea arrest sect leaderU-turns and chaos: a terrible week for Boris JohnsonCoronavirus latest updatesSenior doctors in the Philippines have pleaded with the government to impose a strict lockdown in the capital Manila or risk losing the battle to contain the sprea […]

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Vegetarian family-of-four who spent £220 on weekly groceries save £1,000 in Eat, Shop, Save 

Jena Glen, her husband Aaron, and their two children, from Newton Abbot, Devon, appeared on the second episode of ITV’s Eat, Shop Save – which airs tonight at 7.30pm.

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Prosecutor not charging Ferguson officer who killed Michael Brown 

The former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown six years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, will not be criminally charged, the St. Louis County prosecutor said.

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Amazon’s virus stumbles have been a boon for Walmart and Target 

Shipping delays and out-of-stock items meant online shoppers turned to other retailers, including Walmart and Target, whose networks of brick-and-mortar shops suddenly became an advantage for picking up and shipping e-commerce purchases quickly.

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Kelly Clarkson, Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, more react to magnitude 4.2 LA earthquake: ‘Nature is crazy’ 

Kelly Clarkson, Khloe Kardashian, and Chrissy Teigen were among the celebrity residents of Los Angeles, Calif. who were woken up in the early hours on Thursday because of an earthquake.

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Here’s how investing with a conscience can reap rewards 

Superior returns are being enjoyed by investors who back ethical funds, according to new data from Moneyfarm. We take a look at how to back the good guys without sacrificing a decent return.

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Sushi in Tokyo, gourmet pho for those in the know, congee in Happy Valley – an IT executive on where she’ll eat once lockdown ends 

Ho Wan-yee is an IT executive who was used to working from home long before the coronavirus. I would like to be a foodie but I don’t eat out enough to be a foodie. Lately, I have not been going out much. My comfort food is just simple chicken congee which I get from Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop (21 King Kwong Street, Happy Valley, tel: 2838 3922). I […]

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Confederate monument removed from Georgia square 

A Confederate monument in Georgia has been removed by workers who used a crane to pull the figure off its pedestal

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Stocks stumble as political quagmire stalls coronavirus relief 

Coronavirus relief negotiations with House Democrats, who passed a larger relief bill months earlier and criticized the GOP plan as insufficient, are ongoing.

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Hear Lana Del Rey’s ‘LA Who Am I To Love You’ 

Lana Del Rey has finally released Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass. Well… technically it’s the audio version. And to celebrate its release, she dropped “LA Who Am I To Love You.” Set to the original music by collaborator Jack Anonoff, the piece delves into her love for the city in a way…

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Downing Street distances itself from ‘Mike Pompeo’s WHO claim’ 

Downing Street today appeared to try to distance itself from Mike Pompeo’s alleged claim that the boss of the World Health Organisation had been ‘bought’ by China.

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