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A brief history of ‘ping’, from gun fights to the NHS Covid-19 app

The word ‘pingdemic’ is spreading as fast as the pandemic. But the meanings of ping stretch from the wild west to showjumping Are you enjoying the pingdemic? Huge numbers of people are being told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 app, which issues the instruction even if you have been sitting on the other side of a solid wall from an infected person.

theguardian.com ,  6h 0
A brief history of ‘ping’, from gun fights to the NHS Covid-19 app

We are in the middle of a ‘real time data revolution’ – and it could have huge implications for the future

Somewhere in the mass of data about our health and habits there will be clues as to how government and the food industry can help us live more healthy lives, writes Hamish McRae Thursday 29 July 2021 16:57 The big reopening is happening. Or is it? We are so used to the string of contradictory statements about the economy that it is hard to know what to trust.

independent.co.uk ,  21h 0
We are in the middle of a ‘real time data revolution’ – and it could have huge implications for the future

Only 13% of Covid test centres for critical workers are open, No 10 admits

Downing Street says 265 sites out of a targeted 2,000 have been established, amid ‘pingdemic’ fears Only 13% of testing sites for fully vaccinated critical workers to free themselves from isolation are up and running, Downing Street has admitted. In an effort to avoid a major hit to the economy due to hundreds of thousands of people needing to quarantine after being identified as a close contact of a positive Covid case, the government set a target of establishing 2,000 sites where critical workers could get tested daily instead of having to isolate.

theguardian.com ,  1d 0
Only 13% of Covid test centres for critical workers are open, No 10 admits

China tries to ease investor fears over crackdown : report

By 24matins.uk with AFP, . Business Chinese recent regulatory crackdown has sent stocks plunging© AFP/File ISAAC LAWRENCE Beijing scrambled to calm investors after a crackdown on some of China's biggest firms rattled markets with regulators calling bankers in for a last-minute call Wednesday night, Bloomberg reported. The call hosted by the China Securities Regulatory Commission included executives of international investment banks, Bloomberg added.

24matins.uk ,  1d 0
China tries to ease investor fears over crackdown : report

A massive new performing arts center is opening at the World Trade Center

New York's cultural revival is in full swing, with several impressive projects in the works giving locals much to look forward to in the coming years. One such project, of pretty epic proportions, is the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC), a 129,000-square-foot multi use space that will be able to seat up to 1200 guests in the shadow of 1 World Trade.

timeout.com ,  1d 0
A massive new performing arts center is opening at the World Trade Center

Activision Blizzard employees to strike following sexual harassment lawsuit

Activision Blizzard staff will hold a strike to show their collective frustration with the company’s response to the lawsuit highlighting bullying, sexual harassment and more within the workplace. As originally reported by Bloomberg, the decision to strike has been building since the lawsuit was filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing on July 22.

nme.com ,  2d 0
Activision Blizzard employees to strike following sexual harassment lawsuit

Spotify launch ‘What’s New’ function: “You’ll never miss a new release again”

It will arrive on the OS and Android mobile apps soon Spotify has launched a ‘What’s New’ feature that allows users to keep up to date with their favourite artists latest releases. The music streaming platform will roll out the function globally to OS and Android users over the coming weeks, as announced on its official website yesterday (July 26).

nme.com ,  2d 0
Spotify launch ‘What’s New’ function: “You’ll never miss a new release again”

Filipino Weightlifter Receives Spectacular Gifts After Winning Nation’s First Olympic Gold Medal

Hidilyn Diaz has made history after becoming the first Filipino athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympics - and now it looks as though she's going to be suitably rewarded for her achievement. The weightlifter will receive a $660,000 (£478,000) prize to mark her sensational triumph, along with two houses.

ladbible.com ,  2d 0
Filipino Weightlifter Receives Spectacular Gifts After Winning Nation’s First Olympic Gold Medal

Over 2000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees sign petition calling company response to discrimination lawsuit "abhorrent and insulting"

Bobby Kotick still silent. More than 2000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees have signed a petition calling the company's response to the recent discrimination lawsuit "abhorrent and insulting". The open letter, first reported by Bloomberg (paywall), hits out at the company's response to the lawsuit filed last week by California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which alleges multiple female employees were subjected to gender discrimination, sexual harassment and unequal pay.

eurogamer.net ,  2d 3
Over 2000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees sign petition calling company response to discrimination lawsuit

Five experts who predicted daily Covid cases would hit 100,000

A lot was said and written about the UK's decision to press ahead with July 19, the so-called 'Freedom Day' when restrictions on social contact were lifted. Some greeted this date with a mix of horror, outrage and fury with 1,200 scientists signing a letter which effectively declared the unlocking as 'a threat to the world.'

spectator.co.uk ,  2d 0
Five experts who predicted daily Covid cases would hit 100,000

The arguments for and against blanket stop and search

Proposals permanently water down the reforms made to Section 60 searches seven years ago Boris Johnson is planning to permanently reverse the limits on police stop-and-search powers imposed by his predecessor Theresa May during her time as home secretary. The prime minister is using “his first day after leaving self-isolation following a positive coronavirus contact to detail his new Beating Crime Plan”, says the London Evening Standard.

theweek.co.uk ,  3d 0
The arguments for and against blanket stop and search

Activision Blizzard staff criticise lawsuit response in open letter

Almost 1,500 current and former staff signed the letter Current and former Activision Blizzard staff have signed an open letter criticising the company for its response to the ongoing discrimination lawsuit. Staff circulated the letter, which Bloomberg initially reported, yesterday following the news last week that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing was suing Activision Blizzard over allegations of sexism and discrimination.

nme.com ,  3d 0
Activision Blizzard staff criticise lawsuit response in open letter

Facebook may be planning to integrate Oculus VR workouts into Apple Health

(Pocket-lint) - Facebook may soon allow users of its Oculus VR headsets to integrate workout data with Apple Health. According to a report from Bloomberg, code uncovered in the Oculus app by a former iOS developer indicates the virtual reality giant is looking to help users log data from the Oculus Move fitness platform.

pocket-lint.com ,  3d 0
Facebook may be planning to integrate Oculus VR workouts into Apple Health

When is the next travel update?

Despite lockdown rules having been lifted in England last week, international travel still remains heavily restricted, with strict procedures in place to try and stop the introduction of new coronavirus variants into the country. The UK Government has published a series of travel lists, using a traffic light system to categorise countries into red, amber and green lists dependent on how safe it is for British citizens to travel there and back.

metro.co.uk ,  3d 313
When is the next travel update?

97 YEARS in the making! Philippines win their first EVER Olympic gold medal as weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz breaks down in tears in women's 55kg - and victory wins the Air Force servicewoman £470,000 and a HOUSE from the government!

Hidilyn Diaz wrote herself into Philippines sporting history after winning her country's first ever Olympic gold medal. Diaz, an Air Force servicewoman in the Philippines, has been living in exile in Malaysia due to the Covid pandemic and she was reduced to tears after dramatically winning gold in the women's 55kg weightlifting class.

dailymail.co.uk ,  3d 6
97 YEARS in the making! Philippines win their first EVER Olympic gold medal as weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz breaks down in tears in women's 55kg - and victory wins the Air Force servicewoman £470,000 and a HOUSE from the government!

Tether executives said to face criminal probe into bank fraud - Bloomberg News

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is probing whether executives behind the Tether digital token committed bank fraud during the nascent stages of its cryptocurrency business, Bloomberg News reported on Monday The probe is focusing on events from several years ago when Tether, a stablecoin launched in 2014, was in its early stages, the report said.

mobile.reuters.com ,  3d 0
Tether executives said to face criminal probe into bank fraud - Bloomberg News

How to fix your cursed commute

Data shows we can avoid crowds and save money by switching up our route to work. Post-lockdown, this could become the norm Freedom day has been and gone and, as many Covid restrictions have been scrapped across England, bosses now have the legal right to demand their staff return to the office.

wired.co.uk ,  4d 0
How to fix your cursed commute

RBC Bearings near deal to buy ABB's transmission unit -Bloomberg News

(Reuters) - RBC Bearings Inc is in advanced talks to buy the power transmission unit of Swiss industrial giant ABB Ltd, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. The report comes days after ABB's Chief Executive Bjorn Rosengren said an announcement on the sale of the unit, known as Dodge, would be made in the next few weeks.

mobile.reuters.com ,  4d 0
RBC Bearings near deal to buy ABB's transmission unit -Bloomberg News