The Ministry of Health confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Tuesday (26 January), taking the country’s total case count to 59,366.
Last week, state health officials told The Associated Press they were keeping all the data secret because it is complicated and might mislead the public. The release of the data points came after coronavirus experts, joined by a public access organization and a business group, said the information should be public, and as Gov. Gavin Newsom’s political opponents decried the secrecy. Dr. George Rutherford, an epidemiologist and infectious-diseases control expert at University of California, San Francisco, was among the critics.
The tournament was postponed last year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic
Kobe Bryant wasn’t in the bubble with the Los Angeles Lakers last fall when they won the NBA championship. Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the other seven people who climbed aboard that helicopter on a Sunday morning in Southern California have been gone for exactly one year now — Tuesday marks the grim anniversary of the crash that took their lives. “God rest his soul, God rest the soul of Gigi and the seven others that perished,” said Miami assistant coach and former NBA player Caron Butler, who was close with Bryant for years.
A North Korean diplomat who served as the country’s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea, according to South Korean lawmakers who were briefed by Seoul’s spy agency. Ha Tae-keung, a conservative opposition lawmaker and an executive secretary of the National Assembly’s intelligence committee, said Tuesday he was told by officials from the National Intelligence Service that the diplomat arrived in South Korea in September 2019 with his wife and at least one child.
Egypt’s political prisoners ‘denied healthcare and subject to reprisals’International community must put pressure on Egypt to prevent prison deaths, warns Amnesty International
South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor defied the coronavirus pandemic to post a surprise 78 percent surge in fourth-quarter profits Tuesday, as robust domestic sales offset weak overseas demand.
Edin Dzeko could be on the verge of a Premier League return, while West Ham are seeking a move for Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.
Senior members of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party cautioned Tuesday that their country faced opportunities and challenges ahead, as they began a key meeting to set the nation’s path for the next five years. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc cited climate change, natural disasters and diseases as among the challenges ahead in his speech before the 13th National Party Congress and aired on state television. “Globalization and global integration are on the right track, but they are met with the rise of extreme nationalism, strategic competition and trade wars," declared Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the nation’s most powerful leader.
Come on in! The exhilarating joy of outdoor ice-bathingThe popularity of outdoor swimming has soared during lockdown. These bathers are even breaking the ice to go for an endorphin-releasing winter dip
French film director Luc Besson is to be treated as an assisted witness in the court case over allegations that he raped an actress, a judge ruled Monday. The case is the second brought against the “Fifth Element” director by the Dutch-Belgian actress Sand Van Roy, who has accused Besson, 60, of repeatedly raping her over a two-year period.In France, assisted witness status indicates that a judge considers there is some evidence to suggest culpability, but not enough to charge the suspect.The person can be charged at a later date if further evidence emerges against them.Van Roy initially filed a rape claim against Besson in May 2018, a day after meeting him at the Bristol luxury hotel in Paris.Two months later the actress, who had minor roles in Besson’s “Taxi 5” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”, accused him of raping and sexually assaulting her on other occasions.Prosecutors dropped the case in February 2019 citing lack of evidence, but a new investigation was opened the following October after Van Roy brought fresh charges.Besson’s lawyer Thierry Marembert hailed Monday’s decision, saying it “has just confirmed once again that the accusations against Luc Besson are baseless”.Van Roy is one of nine women who have said they were assaulted or harassed by Besson.Like Hollywood, French cinema has grappled over the past few years with “Me Too” allegations of sexual assault by powerful men in the film establishment.France’s equivalent of the Oscars, the Cesar awards, were hit by controversy last year after Roman Polanski—wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977 — won best director and best adapted screenplay.French actress Adele Haenel, who has said she was sexually harassed by the director of her first film when she was 12, walked out of the ceremony, shouting “Shame”.(AFP)
UK unemployment continued to rise last month, leaving more than one in 20 jobless as the coronavirus crisis continues to hammer the UK labour market.
South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung has died age 26. The causes are currently unknown. The information was confirmed Song’s representatives at the Sublime Artist Agency. The agency also posted the news on Instagram. Song began as a model and debuted as an actor in MBC’s Golden Rainbow.” She was best known for her recurring role […]
FreeWire Technologies secures $50 Million in Series C funding round, led by Riverstone Holdings, to scale ultrafast EV charging infrastructure.
Norway's Data Protection Authority said on Tuesday it plans to fine dating app Grindr 100 million Norwegian crowns ($11.7 million) for what the regulator said was illegal disclosure of user data to advertising firms. "Our preliminary conclusion is that the breaches are very severe," the Norwegian agency said in a statement announcing what it said was a record fine corresponding to around 10% of Grindr's estimated global annual revenue. Grindr has until Feb. 15 to respond to the claims, after which the Data Protection Authority will make its final decision in the case, the agency said.
(Bloomberg) -- Bitcoin’s price could exceed $50,000 over the longer term as the digital asset vies with gold for investment flows, according to cryptocurrency exchange Luno and brokerage OSL.“We’re talking about Bitcoin over the next three, five, 10 years slowly inching away at gold’s market capitalization,” Vijay Ayyar, head of Asia Pacific with crypto exchange Luno in Singapore, said in an online question and answer session with Bloomberg Tuesday. If that happens, “you are way over $50,000,” he said.Bitcoin quadrupled last year, eventually reaching an all-time high of almost $42,000 in early January before sliding back by about $10,000. The rally split opinion, with some commentators pointing to increased interest from long-term investors and others citing speculative buying.While Bitcoin has been popular for trading, “increasingly the new to market money that we are seeing is buying Bitcoin as a hedge to inflation and as digital gold,” said Matt Long, head of distribution and prime brokerage at digital-asset platform OSL in Hong Kong.Predicting a price for Bitcoin is challenging but it’s likely to rise longer term as funds and family offices assign 0.5% or 1% of their portfolios to it, Long added.Bitcoin, which has climbed 9% this year, was trading at about $31,500 as of 7 a.m. in London on Tuesday.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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‘A remarkable phenomenon’: billions of cicadas set to emerge across eastern USLast such event for 15 states including New York, Ohio, Illinois and Georgia occurred in 2004
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The Faces by Tove Ditlevsen review – a tortured life turned into artA welcome, posthumous translation of a magnificent 1968 novel about the mental sufferings of a children’s author