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World health leaders urge green recovery from coronavirus crisis

An Extinction Rebellion pop-up cycle lane in west London. Some countries are investing in better cycle lanes and electric vehicle charging points. Photograph: Guy Bell/Rex/Shutterstock Doctors and medical professionals from around the globe have called on world leaders to ensure a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis that takes account of air pollution and climate breakdown. More than 200 organisations ... Read More »

These are top gaming smartphones under Rs 15,000 from Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung and Vivo

Realme’s brand new Narzo series are being marketed as budget gaming smartphones. These are said to feature the MediaTek Helio G80 gaming processors and are also touted for the cameras and battery performance. But as it has been the case since years, the sub-Rs 15,000 market has been one of the most competitive ones. And naturally, the Narzo series face ... Read More »

Indiabulls Housing Finance says no loans outstanding from Yes Bank, share price rally 29%

Indiabulls Housing Finance witnessed a rally in Friday’s trading session after the company’s regulatory filing stated clearly it has no outstanding loans from Yes Bank. The filing also added that Sameer Gehlaut is currently in the UK and will cooperate with the investigation surrounding Yes Bank soon after the ban is lifted from international flights. “Indiabulls Housing has no loans ... Read More »

Flexible lending from Compass Business Finance

So, you’ve got your eye on the latest all-singing, all-dancing 5-axis machining centre/CMM/laser profiler/press brake/sliding head lathe (delete as applicable). You need it to keep up with customer demand; enquiry levels are high and you simply must have more capacity – but how do you raise the funds for said purchase? Well you could get in touch with Compass Business ... Read More »

Trump administration wants to cut funding from public health preparedness programs

As the US health care system watches the ongoing coronavirus epidemic in China and braces for a potential local outbreak, President Trump is looking to cut funding for public health preparedness programs. The administration’s proposed 2021 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cuts $25 million from the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response and $18 million from ... Read More »

Public Health Threat Of Measles Is Far From Over

28 August 2019, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A pediatrician vaccinates a one-year-old child in the thigh DPA/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES In 2018, the global resurgence of measles began in earnest. Worldwide, deaths attributed to measles topped 140,000. In 2019, the pace of spread of measles accelerated, as the numbers of cases rose considerably compared to 2018. It is likely that once ... Read More »

From cloud gaming to virtual reality, trends gamers should watch out for

Gaming is now a huge global phenomenon that is challenging the traditional entertainment industry like never before. Nearly three-fourths of the entertainment market today is made up of online and mobile gaming platforms. Online gaming, as a segment, is estimated to become a $1.1 billion opportunity by 2021, according to Google-KPMG. This growth is coming on the back of relentless ... Read More »

Glenn Maxwell to take break from cricket due to mental health issues

 Glenn Maxwell was in destructive form in the opening T20I against Sri Lanka at the weekend. Photograph: Darren England/AAP Glenn Maxwell will take a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues, with D’Arcy Short to replace him in the national Twenty20 squad. Maxwell is understood to have been dealing with personal matters for the past month. He met ... Read More »

Quibi Orders Daily Gaming-News Series From Vox Media’s Polygon

Quibi latest idea about “essential” daily programming? A hopped-up, rapid-fire dispatch about video games and gamer culture. The mobile subscription-video startup, led by founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, ordered a daily culture and gaming news show from Vox Media’s Polygon. The yet-to-be-titled series will span headlines, trend deep-dives, first-look previews of new game releases and interviews with gamer talent. It’s ... Read More »

Three oddball Alexa gadgets from Amazon’s big 2019 hardware event

Amazon isn’t afraid to make a weird product, and while you can question the value of Alexa inside a microwave, there’s no denying that the idea of connected appliances and other gadgets is one worth exploring as the IoT spreads. Today’s big news might have been more mainstream smart speakers like the Echo Studio, along with cutting-edge experimental tech such as ... Read More »