The beleaguered Australian state of Victoria has received a small amount of good news with health officials reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, down from the record 288 the previous day
World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Japan's Fugaku supercomputer recently surpassed a U.S. IBM machine as the world's fasted computer. Now, it's being used to help tackle the global health crisis. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of Riken Center for Computational Science, commented about the computer's capabilities. Satoshi Matsuoka, via statement Fugaku is already being used to develop a better understanding of how coronavirus can be halted in specific environments such as office spaces. Researchers hope it will help to identify potential treatments for the disease in 2021. Fugaku is able to carry out 2.8 times more calculations per second than the IBM computer known as Summit.
Widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system — including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest — has served as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you’re not browsing the social network
Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player In 2017, the computer software company announced it would cease to produce updates for the Flash Player. Now, Adobe has confirmed that the flash player will no longer be supported after December 31. Adobe, via statement Adobe gave three years' notice to Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft so they could "migrate existing Flash content as needed to new, open standards."
Nat Pop Trump Source CNN"We will build a great wall along the Southern border."A promise that dominated an election cycle back in 2016, but will immigration be a big-ticket item in 2020? Experts argue that for the Trump administration, the answer is yes. Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA 00.12 "We are finding really a wholesale attack on legal and illegal immigration period."For his part, presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden says he'll introduce immigration reform on the first day of his administration.Meanwhile, the Trump administration has recently announced a suspension of HB-1 visas as part of a broad effort to limit immigration levels to the US.Stewart Kwoh0.37 "I think the suspension of those visa will harm the United States because it will destroy, or temporarily destroy the innovation that that comes with these very talented people who apply for the H1B1 visas."MATT KLINK, GOP STRATEGIST, KLINK CAMPAIGNS0.50 "these are the people we want to emigrate to this country. They bring a knowledge base, they are value added."What's more, ICE recently announced that international students who are pursuing degrees in the USA would have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses.Stewart Kwoh01.11 "I know a lot of the universities are very worried about these new rules, because they think it will jeopardize their reputations as being welcoming to the best and brightest."Experts argue that for the President, facing the lowest approval ratings since the start of his administration - these measures help shore up his base. Matt Klink 1.33 "It's the equivalent of throwing red meat to wild dogs, and it gets the base motivated."Whether the new measures by President Trump help him with swing voters remains to be seen this November.
The Federal Reserve says it purchased $1.3 billion in corporate bonds in late June as part of its effort to keep U.S. interest rates low and ensure large companies can borrow by selling bonds
France’s highest administrative body has ordered the government to take immediate measures to combat pollution in Paris and several other regions or pay up to 20 million euros ($22.6 million) a year in fines
While infection rates steadily decline across most of Western Europe the U.S continues to see record highs in transmission. We tell the tale of two responses to the threat of coronavirus. Insight is offered by Barabara Bulf, an English teacher based in Modena, Italy, and Dr. Josh Michaud the Associate Director of Global Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
American Airlines is warning Boeing that it could cancel some overdue orders for the grounded 737 Max unless the plane maker helps line up new financing for the jets
India’s coronavirus cases have passed 800,000 with the biggest spike of 27,114 cases in the past 24 hours, causing nearly a dozen states to impose a partial lockdown in high-risk areas
A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed