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7 07, 2020

Increase in rare brain inflammation linked to Covid-19, scientists say

By | 2020-07-07T23:01:00+00:00 July 7th, 2020|World|Comments Off on Increase in rare brain inflammation linked to Covid-19, scientists say

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis affects the brain and spinal cord and often follows on from a minor infection.

7 07, 2020

Warren Buffett’s ‘most gruesome mistake’ was buying Dexter Shoe. Here’s the story of his US$9 billion error

By | 2020-07-07T08:39:37+00:00 July 7th, 2020|World|Comments Off on Warren Buffett’s ‘most gruesome mistake’ was buying Dexter Shoe. Here’s the story of his US$9 billion error

Warren Buffett’s “most gruesome mistake” was buying Dexter Shoe in 1993. The Maine shoemaker quickly became worthless; the Berkshire Hathaway shares he swapped for it are worth about US$8.7 billion today.The so-called Oracle of Omaha acquired Dexter fo...

7 07, 2020

In coronavirus-hit UK, lockdown has been a royal pain in the arts. Can £1.5 billion save its world-famous culture sector?

By | 2020-07-07T07:53:50+00:00 July 7th, 2020|World|Comments Off on In coronavirus-hit UK, lockdown has been a royal pain in the arts. Can £1.5 billion save its world-famous culture sector?

The UK government has announced a £1.57 billion (almost US$2 billion) Covid-19 rescue package for the country’s arts and heritage venues to loud applause from leading cultural organisations. But with thousands of jobs at risk, there was concern it coul...

6 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who had leg amputated, dead at 41 from Covid-19 complications

By | 2020-07-06T04:46:20+00:00 July 6th, 2020|World|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who had leg amputated, dead at 41 from Covid-19 complications

Broadway and TV actor Nick Cordero, who spent months in intensive care being treated for the coronavirus and lost his leg from complications, died Sunday, his wife said.He was 41 years old.“My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded...

6 07, 2020

California’s epidemic of hate: 832 anti-Asian incidents in three months as coronavirus blaming soars

By | 2020-07-06T03:24:05+00:00 July 6th, 2020|World|Comments Off on California’s epidemic of hate: 832 anti-Asian incidents in three months as coronavirus blaming soars

Wearing their masks, Donalene Ferrer and two other generations of family members were walking along an Oceanside neighbourhood in April when a car pulled up and a woman yelled: “You started the corona!”The accuser, with a baby and a toddler in tow, tur...

5 07, 2020

Scottish independence support ahead in polls for ‘sustained period,’ expert says

By | 2020-07-05T11:06:00+00:00 July 5th, 2020|World|Comments Off on Scottish independence support ahead in polls for ‘sustained period,’ expert says

Polling expert John Curtice said there was also strong support for the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.