Coronavirus Live Updates: Boris Johnson Moved to I.C.U.; And an Early White House Warning

A senior White House official warned President Trump in January that a pandemic would cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars. Mr. Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, asked the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, to fill in “where necessary.”. via NYT World https://ift.tt/3aOFvzJ

Nigeria: Chinese Medical Team Will Be Tested for Coronavirus On Arrival – Official

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J [Premium Times] As part of measures to ensure no new case of coronavirus (COVID-19) is imported into the country, the federal government has said all Chinese medical experts expected to arrive Nigeria will undergo a test for the dreaded ailment. Vía AllAfrica News: Latest https://ift.tt/2Rk2evL

Africa: Burna Boy, Idris Elba in Lineup of Global Event for COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J [UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) has teamed up with international advocacy organization Global Citizen, to launch ‘One World Together At Home”, a global television and streaming special, curated by superstar singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, to celebrate frontline health care workers around the globe in their unrelenting battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Vía AllAfrica […]

Nigeria: More Than a Million Babies Are Born to Young Nigerians Every Year – We Explored Why

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J [The Conversation Africa] In Nigeria, 145 babies are born to every 1,000 girls aged 15-19 annually. Considering the population’s age structure, the adolescent fertility rate implies 1.6 million births a year in that age group. Nigeria has over 23 million girls aged 10-19. Vía AllAfrica News: Latest https://ift.tt/3e1Dn9G

Lattice Biologics Signs Definitive Agreement with Alumina Partners for $6 Million At-Will Offering Facility

BELGRADE, Mont. — Lattice Biologics Ltd. (TSX-V: LBL) (OTCBB: LBLTF) (“Lattice Biologics” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) with Alumina Partners (Ontario) Ltd. (“Alumina“) for a commitment of up to $6,000,000 CDN (six million dollars) in an at-will offering facility (the “Facility”). This facility […]

Botswana: President Wants to Extend COVID-19 State of Emergency to Six Months

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J [VOA] Gaborone -Botswana’s president has proposed extending a state of emergency in the southern African country to last six months. President Mokgweetsi Masisi says the measure is needed because people are not complying with restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Critics worry the plan, if initiated, would put too much […]

Intentionally Uninteresting Podcasts – Ts&Zzz is a Podcast for Sleep That Reads Terms and Conditions (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) The average person will admit to not reading terms of service agreements, terms and conditions and privacy policies in full due to their length and jargon, but Ts&Zzz is a podcast for sleep that… More: https://ift.tt/2V6ocU1

Japanese stocks rise to a week’s high on hopes of coronavirus slowdown, Wall St rally

SYDNEY — Tokyo shares gained on Tuesday, supported by tentative signs of the coronavirus crisis likely leveling off in New York and other global hot spots, with long-only investors still awaiting details of Japan’s massive economic stimulus package. Read More More: https://ift.tt/3bVm9sx

Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES — The decades-old drug that President Donald Trump has persistently promoted as a potential weapon against COVID-19 has within a matter of weeks become a standard of care in areas of the United States hit hard by the pandemic — though doctors prescribing it have no idea whether it works. Read More […]

Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES — The decades-old drug that President Donald Trump has persistently promoted as a potential weapon against COVID-19 has within a matter of weeks become a standard of care in areas of the United States hit hard by the pandemic — though doctors prescribing it have no idea whether it works. Read More […]

Asia-Pacific stocks extend gains as investors see progress in world’s war to defeat the coronavirus

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J Asia stocks extended gains Tuesday after US equities surged amid continued signs lockdowns in the US and other hotspot countries may be working against the coronavirus.The respiratory pandemic has sickened 1.3 million people – including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who is on oxygen in a hospital – killed nearly 74,000, and led to […]

Bitfarms Provides Update Regarding Impact of COVID-19 and Cost Efficiency Measures

TORONTO & BROSSARD, Québec — Bitfarms Ltd. (“Bitfarms” or the “Company”) (TSXV:BITF) is a blockchain infrastructure company that operates one of the largest cryptocurrency mining operations in North America. Throughout the recent and ongoing economic and social turmoil related to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bitfarms has been able to optimize mining operations […]

Vigilance urged as outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey

NEW YORK — Governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau but warned against complacency as the death toll nationwide topped 10,000 and the number of known infections surpassed 360,000. Read More More: https://ift.tt/3c1h3LD

Neon Green Virtual Sofas – Crosby Studios Launched an Nike-Branded Augmented Reality Sofa (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) An attention-captivating augmented reality sofa is created by Crosby Studios. The virtual piece of furniture is presented in a neon green colorway that easily overpowers the senses. Since the AR… More: https://ift.tt/39LFVpa

Insto roundup: GPIF braces for huge loss; Korea pensions on bargain hunt

Australia’s Hostplus cuts alternative asset investment valuations; InsudInd Bank seeks injections from sovereign wealth funds; Japan’s GPIF could record historic loss; Korean pension funds go asset bargain hunting; Taiwan’s Bureau of Labor Funds appoints eight managers for absolute return mandate and more. More: https://ift.tt/39NHq63

Organigram Provides Update on Corporate Action Plan in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

MONCTON, New Brunswick — Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI), the parent company of Organigram Inc. (the “Company” or “Organigram”), a leading licensed producer of cannabis, today announced the temporary layoff of approximately 45 per cent of its workforce primarily to help boost COVID-19 containment efforts representing approximately 400 employees. Read More More: https://ift.tt/2xX1bes